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Apple likely to push its booming services as iPhone sales decline

Apple likely to push its booming services as iPhone sales decline

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The smartphone market in the US is saturated, and Apple seems to be moving toward services as it struggles to sell iPhone units. According to research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, people are waiting longer to upgrade to the newest iPhone... >>

Star Trek in real life: Best Starfleet gadgets and toys you can buy

Star Trek in real life: Best Starfleet gadgets and toys you can buy

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Trekkies have a lot to be excited about right now. A new film, Star Trek Beyond, just opened in cinemas across the world, and CBS recently announced at San Diego Comic-Con the name of its upcoming TV series based on the Star Wars franchise, along with... >>

Apple Pencil might one day work with Mac trackpads and more

Apple Pencil might one day work with Mac trackpads and more

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Apple sees a lot of potential in its Pencil stylus. The Apple Pencil is a stylus pen that debuted alongside the iPad Pro last November. It's a basic input device, even though it can detect angles, pressure sensitivity, and force, allowing you to apply... >>

You can buy the OnePlus 3 in gold on 1 August in UK, 26 July in US

You can buy the OnePlus 3 in gold on 1 August in UK, 26 July in US

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OnePlus is really good at making you want to buy their phones, with the latest example being its OnePlus 3 in "soft gold". The company has introduced the colour variant for its new OnePlus 3, emphasising in a blog post that it's not your "typical gaudy... >>

Best Comic-Con 2016 trailers: Justice League, Wonder Woman, and more

Best Comic-Con 2016 trailers: Justice League, Wonder Woman, and more

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Although Comic-Con 2016 is done and dusted, you can relive some of the convention's best highlights via trailers and teaser clips. San Diego Comic-Con is an annual comic convention held in, well, San Diego. This year's SDCC kicked off with Preview... >>

There's now a Tinder-like dating app for Pokemon Go players

There's now a Tinder-like dating app for Pokemon Go players

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Now is your chance to catch the Pokemon Go player of your dreams. PokeMatch is a new Android and iOS app that lets you match with other people who play Pokemon Go. It's Tinder-like in that it has a swipe-left or swipe-right function when browsing for people,... >>

Apple brought back a longtime executive to oversee its car project

Apple brought back a longtime executive to oversee its car project

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One of the highly-regarded executives that helped make Apple what it is today has returned to the company to head up a secretive car project. Bob Mansfield, who join Apple in 1999, has been appointed to oversee Project Titan, according to The Wall Street... >>

What is Prisma and how does it work? Explaining the Android and iOS app

What is Prisma and how does it work? Explaining the Android and iOS app

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Forget about Instagram. A new photo app is all the rage right now, mostly because it's loaded with some amazing, artsy filters. These aren't regular, old filters. They won't add a nice glow to your skin in perfectly-setup selfies, nor will they make the... >>

No surprise here: Pokemon Go breaks App Store record, Apple says

No surprise here: Pokemon Go breaks App Store record, Apple says

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Pokemon Go has taken over the world, and Apple's App Store, apparently. Apple has confirmed to Polygon, The Verge, iMore, and a bunch of other places that the augmented-reality game has broken a record by being the most downloaded game in its first week... >>

Samsung fixes Galaxy S7 Active's waterproof flaw, will replace phones

Samsung fixes Galaxy S7 Active's waterproof flaw, will replace phones

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 Active is meant to be waterproof, but apparently, some units didn't get the memo. The rugged smartphone, which works exclusively on AT&T in the US, has an IP68-rating that covers both dust- and water-resistance. It is designed to... >>

You can now preorder Razer's OSVR HDK 2 virtual-reality headset

You can now preorder Razer's OSVR HDK 2 virtual-reality headset

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Gamers have another headset to choose from in the virtual reality space. VR headsets are all the rage. But there's only a handful of high-end ones available to buy right now. The first two that come to mind are the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. After that,... >>

Here is Facebook's internet-beaming plane completing its first test flight

Here is Facebook's internet-beaming plane completing its first test flight

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One day soon you may access the internet via a wireless-internet-beaming plane rather than fiber optic cable. Facebook wants to blanket the world with internet using a fleet of solar-powered aircraft called Aquila, and after two years of engineering and... >>

See how Google uses machine learning to expand comic bubbles

See how Google uses machine learning to expand comic bubbles

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Google has made it a lot easier to read digital comic books on your mobile device - and it did so using machine learning. Google Play Books introduced vertical scrolling last year to help you better consume comic books, but Google obviously realised more... >>

Watch NASA's year-long timelapse of Earth from a million miles away

Watch NASA's year-long timelapse of Earth from a million miles away

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A new NASA video published to YouTube shows a full year of life on Earth from about a million miles away. Around this time last year, the US space agency also released the first image of the sunlit side of Earth. It was taken by NASA's EPIC camera aboard... >>

iOS 10 changes how you unlock iPhone - here’s how to switch it back

iOS 10 changes how you unlock iPhone - here’s how to switch it back

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This is exactly why Apple lets you test unfinished versions of iOS updates. A couple of weeks ago, iOS 10, Apple's next major update to iOS, became available as a public beta, allowing intrepid iPhone/iPad owners to sample the software and give feedback.... >>

Pokemon Go: How to get the most from PokeStops and items

Pokemon Go: How to get the most from PokeStops and items

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Pokemon Go is not only about searching for Pokemon but also PokeStops. The augmented-reality app, which quickly swept the world and is currently leading in all the mobile app stores, is basically one big hunting game. And in order to successfully catch... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and S-Pen shown off in leaked video and render

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and S-Pen shown off in leaked video and render

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Two new leaks - including a blurry hands-on video - have shown us what the Galaxy Note 7 might look like and feature. The Galaxy Note 7 will be a new phablet from Samsung. It is a successor to the Galaxy Note 5, and Samsung has already confirmed it's... >>

Plex now lets you play music on any Sonos device from the Sonos app

Plex now lets you play music on any Sonos device from the Sonos app

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Media streaming server Plex on Wednesday announced support for Sonos. This integration basically allows Sonos customers to access their Plex libraries from the Sonos app in order to stream media to their Sonos speaker setups. And anyone with a Plex... >>

Sony announces Z Series 4K TVs, brings Bravia 4K HDR TVs to Europe

Sony announces Z Series 4K TVs, brings Bravia 4K HDR TVs to Europe

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Sony has introduced a new flagship line of 4K LCD TVs, called the Z Series, and it's bringing five Bravia 4K HDR TVs to major UK and Irish retailers. Starting with the Z Series, which now sits above the X Series in terms of display quality, it includes... >>

You can now grab the second public beta for iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra

You can now grab the second public beta for iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra

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Apple has released the second public beta for not only iOS 10 but MacOS Sierra. Two weeks after releasing the first iOS 10 public beta to anyone willing to test the unfinished mobile operating system update and just a few days after seeding a third beta... >>

Deezer launches in the US: How does the music-streaming service work?

Deezer launches in the US: How does the music-streaming service work?

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Americans now have another option when it comes to music services. French music service Deezer has fully launched in the States, bringing its catalogue of more than 40 million tracks to US customers who are willing to pay $10 a month for it. Unlike in... >>

Twitter now lets anyone apply for a verified account - and here's how

Twitter now lets anyone apply for a verified account - and here's how

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Now you can be one of the cool kids - on Twitter, at least.  Twitter has finally opened its blue checkmark to everyone, marking the first time it's allowed any ole' user to get a verified Twitter account. Previously, Twitter doled out its verified... >>

Best Pokemon gadgets and gifts for Pokemon Go fans: Pokemon Go Plus, sneakers, watches and more

Best Pokemon gadgets and gifts for Pokemon Go fans: Pokemon Go Plus, sneakers, watches and more

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The world has suddenly gone crazy for all things Pokemon. Millions of Pokemon Go players from across the world are not only doing their very best to catch 'em all, they're also showcasing their love for the Pokemon franchise and its Japanese animated... >>

Sony's next Xperia flagship leaking in amazingly clear detail

Sony's next Xperia flagship leaking in amazingly clear detail

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Do you want to know what Sony's next flagship smartphone will look like? Then cast your eyes above. GSMArena has published super crisp photos of the "Sony Xperia F8331", claiming they were slyly left behind in its tip box by a reader. If they are indeed... >>

Apple Music is changing: Here’s how it’ll better match songs, no longer add DRM to uploaded tracks

Apple Music is changing: Here’s how it’ll better match songs, no longer add DRM to uploaded tracks

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Apple Music is about to get better at matching and syncing songs you've already purchased in iTunes. Apple's music-streaming service, which launched last year, has a built-in feature that allows it to match songs in your existing iTunes library, but it... >>