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Ricoh's 360-degree camera lineup adds the £250 Theta SC

Ricoh's 360-degree camera lineup adds the £250 Theta SC

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There's a new version of the Theta S coming out in November.Ricoh has introduced a smaller, cheaper version of the Theta S 360-degree camera. It's called the Theta SC. It has two f2.0 lenses and two 12-megapixel sensors to capture 360-degree photos and... >>

HP refreshes Spectre x360, Envy 13, Envy AIO, and Envy Display with design updates and more

HP refreshes Spectre x360, Envy 13, Envy AIO, and Envy Display with design updates and more

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HP has updated its premium Spectre and Envy consumer laptops, as well as the Envy all-in-one and Envy Display.The company announced that Spectre x360 and Envy 13 have been given larger batteries and refreshed designs, with the x360 receiving a smaller... >>

Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset: What's the story so far?

Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset: What's the story so far?

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During the third-annual Oculus Connect keynote, Facebook-owned Oculus VR announced something nobody expected: a standalone Rift headset.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the virtual-reality headset and revealed its codename, Santa Cruz. Here's everything... >>

Samsung now sells smart built-in home appliances like wall ovens

Samsung now sells smart built-in home appliances like wall ovens

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Samsung sells smart home appliances like refrigerators and washers, but up until now, it never offered smart built-in appliances.The South Korean company on Tuesday introduced a new line of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled wall ovens, cooktops, and range hoods.... >>

This video show what a smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 looks like

This video show what a smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 looks like

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A smoking Galaxy Note 7 is a very frightening thing to experience, apparently.Samsung has ended production of the Galaxy Note 7 due to reports that both original and replacement units of the phone were catching on fire, and now a video shows how at least... >>

Facebook Workplace: How does it work, what does it cost, and when can you use it?

Facebook Workplace: How does it work, what does it cost, and when can you use it?

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Facebook has officially launched its Slack competitor: Facebook Workplace.This offering is part social network, part messenger, and part productivity tool for teams. Your Workplace account is only visible to people in your team/company and is separate... >>

Oculus VR opens up pre-orders for Rift Touch controllers

Oculus VR opens up pre-orders for Rift Touch controllers

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR is accepting pre-orders for its handheld controllers.The virtual reality company revealed at its third-annual Oculus Connect conference last week that it would launch Oculus Touch on 6 December, but now it's letting consumers... >>

Samsung tells all Note 7 owners to 'power down' and stop using device

Samsung tells all Note 7 owners to 'power down' and stop using device

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Samsung doesn't even want you to use your Galaxy Note 7 now.There have been several reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices exploding in the last week, including one that happened on a Southwest Airlines flight during boarding. In response, Samsung... >>

Facebook Events is an app now: Here's how it works

Facebook Events is an app now: Here's how it works

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More than 100 million people use Facebook's Events feature to share hundreds of millions of events.That's a lot of events - and so, naturally, Facebook thinks the feature deserves its own app. On 7 October, Facebook introduced a new app called Events... >>

Microsoft is holding a hardware-focused event on 26 October

Microsoft is holding a hardware-focused event on 26 October

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Microsoft has sent invites to the media for an autumn hardware event.The event is happening on 26 October at 10 am ET in New York City. Pocket-lint's press invite is stamped with an "Imagine what you'll do" tagline, as are other versions of the invite... >>

What is Prisma and how does it turn your pics and vids into artwork?

What is Prisma and how does it turn your pics and vids into artwork?

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Forget about Instagram. A new 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 backgrounds... >>

Oculus announces 'Earphones' in-ear headphones for Rift

Oculus announces 'Earphones' in-ear headphones for Rift

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR has introduced a new audio product for Rift.It's called Oculus Earphones.As you've probably guessed, Earphones are in-ear headphones, which Oculus has described as "next-level audio integration" and a "new sound solution to satisfy... >>

Oculus is making a non-tethered standalone VR headset, see it here

Oculus is making a non-tethered standalone VR headset, see it here

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR is holding a keynote address, where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has introduced a VR headset that works without cables.When it comes to virtual reality headsets, there are two categories: mobile VR headsets, such as the Samsung... >>

Oculus Connect 3: What was announced and where to watch the keynote again

Oculus Connect 3: What was announced and where to watch the keynote again

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Oculus VR's annual developers conference kicked off this week, and a main keynote address by notable Oculus figureheads, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, revealed multiple plans and tech for the company going forward.So here's everything you need... >>

Lenovo Phab2 Pro: Project Tango's first phone will launch in November

Lenovo Phab2 Pro: Project Tango's first phone will launch in November

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Google's not done releasing new phones in 2016.One day after the company introduced two Pixel-branded flagship smartphones, each with very non-Nexus price tags, it has confirmed that the first Google Project Tango phone will go on sale in November.According... >>

Uh-oh! A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on a plane

Uh-oh! A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on a plane

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Samsung is facing another huge scandal with its Galaxy Note 7.Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 last month after 92 incidents of the device overheating were reported in the US. The company took a couple weeks to deliver replacement units to customers,... >>

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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It didn't take long for a tech company to copy Amazon Echo.Amazon's voice-activated speaker is a critical success, and so it wasn't too surprising when Google introduced at Google I/O in May that it developed its own speaker called Google Home. Then,... >>

Google Pixel launch: What happened and can I watch it again?

Google Pixel launch: What happened and can I watch it again?

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Google's "Made by Google" event received a lot of hype and anticipation as it promised more than just a new product launch.It was in fact Google's chance to rebrand and reposition itself a serious contender in the consumer electronics space and to show... >>

Google Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know

Google Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know

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Google's Chromecast is going 4K. It's been a year since Google updated Chromecast by releasing Chromecast 2 with a new design, improved internals, and a refreshed app. At the Mountain View, CA-based company's October 4 event, it announced a new, third-generation... >>

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google is going after your home. Amazon last year announced a connected speaker equipped with a Siri-like personal assistant called Alexa. In our review of the Amazon Echo, we praised Alexa as well as the speaker's ability to serve as a control centre... >>

Google Wi-Fi router announced, pre-orders start in November

Google Wi-Fi router announced, pre-orders start in November

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Google has announced a new Wi-Fi router at its Made by Google event. Last year, Google introduced the OnHub router with TP-Link and Asus, but this year, Google has made its own device called Google Wi-Fi. Each base station looks like a Scandinavian-style,... >>

What is Facebook Marketplace and how can you use it to buy and sell?

What is Facebook Marketplace and how can you use it to buy and sell?

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Facebook is taking on Etsy and Ebay. The company has developed a new feature/tool/hub that you can use to buy and sell goods. Facebook basically noticed that more than 450 million people use Facebook Groups to buy, sell, trade, and barter. You could setup... >>

Google’s $79 Daydream mobile VR headset might be made by HTC

Google’s $79 Daydream mobile VR headset might be made by HTC

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Google could soon unveil a mobile virtual-reality headset made by HTC.The company is holding a hardware event on 4 October and has been marketing the whole thing under a "Made by Google" tagline, which suggests everything we see unveiled at the show... >>

Apple might introduce three new iPad Pro models next spring

Apple might introduce three new iPad Pro models next spring

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Apple will reportedly update its iPad Pro range with new models in early 2017. Japanese blog Mac Otakara has claimed Apple will ship three new iPad Pro models next spring in 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, and 10.1-inch sizes. The report cited "reliable sources"... >>

Amazon Prime adds Twitch Prime to offer game discounts, free loot

Amazon Prime adds Twitch Prime to offer game discounts, free loot

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Amazon-owned Twitch now offers benefits just for Amazon Prime members. This new set of benefits is dubbed Twitch Prime. To get access to it, you must pay Amazon's annual $99 Prime membership fee. An Amazon Prime membership gives you free two-day shipping... >>