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Amazon Fire tips and tricks: Making the most of your Amazon tablet

Amazon Fire tips and tricks: Making the most of your Amazon tablet

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It seems like everyone owns a Fire.Amazon's e-reader tablets are extremely popular because they're affordable and easy to use. It's no wonder that everyone from your kid to your mother has one - heck, you might own one yourself. However, no matter how... >>

Facebook is testing a dislike button and other reactions in Messenger

Facebook is testing a dislike button and other reactions in Messenger

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Facebook doesn't like the idea of a dislike button, and yet, we may get it soon in Facebook Messenger.Facebook introduced reaction buttons a year ago for statuses and photos and videos, but at the time, it didn't include a dislike button. Now, however,... >>

Amazon's next Alexa device might offer phone calls, intercom tech

Amazon's next Alexa device might offer phone calls, intercom tech

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Amazon is reportedly working on a home security camera, but now we're wondering if it's more of a device that lets you place calls.According to Recode, Amazon is working on one or more Alexa devices that will allow you to initiate phone calls by voice.... >>

PS VR Aim Controller to launch in May as part of Farpoint bundle

PS VR Aim Controller to launch in May as part of Farpoint bundle

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Remember Sony's Aim Controller?We used it at E3 2016 with FPS title Farpoint. We even described the demo as an amazing VR experience, in part because the Aim Controler made everything seem so immersive. At the time, Sony said we could expect the controller... >>

LeEco Le Pro 3 review: Pro or no go?
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LeEco Le Pro 3 review: Pro or no go?

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LeEco, the Chinese company that dabbles in everything from self-driving cars to Vizio-branded televisions, seems like it's trying to be a one-stop shop of sorts in the tech world.So, naturally, it also does smartphones. The LeEco Le Pro 3 being its premier... >>

Google Home may add multiple-user support and voice recognition

Google Home may add multiple-user support and voice recognition

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Google Home may soon get a lot more useful for the entire family.One of the most annoying things about Google Home and similar smart speakers is that they only work with a single account. So all the services and integrations and features are tied to one... >>

New Apple iPhone SE might be on the way, hints leaked Target memo

New Apple iPhone SE might be on the way, hints leaked Target memo

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For many, 2016's iPhone SE was hard to beat: great camera, great speed, great battery life, and great price.But then, in November, a widely respected analyst and leaker of Apple news, Ming-Chi Kuo, claimed Apple had decided not upgrade the iPhone SE,... >>

Lego is honouring the women of NASA with this cool new set

Lego is honouring the women of NASA with this cool new set

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Lego's latest set should make space-geek feminists very happy.The company is developing a new Lego set featuring five historic women who contributed to NASA's space program. MIT News editor Maia Weinstock created the set, called Women of NASA, and submitted... >>

Google just made Assistant a much more prominent feature in Allo

Google just made Assistant a much more prominent feature in Allo

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Google Assistant just became a core, easily accessible feature in Allo.On the same day that Google announced it has begun rolling out Google Assistant via an update to more devices running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the company also... >>

Does this leak show Amazon's upcoming Alexa security camera?

Does this leak show Amazon's upcoming Alexa security camera?

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Alexa is coming to everything imaginable, from smartphones to ovens, so naturally, a home security camera could be a good fit too.Amazon is possibly working on one right now, according to a product pic that’s been spotted on the company’s own servers.... >>

Will the next iPhone switch to USB Type-C? Nah, but the cable might

Will the next iPhone switch to USB Type-C? Nah, but the cable might

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It looks like Apple's next iPhone cable will switch to USB Type-C, rather than the next iPhone itself.The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that the next iPhone, though to be called iPhone 8, will come with a “USB-C port for the power... >>

Google Assistant tips and tricks: Master your Android assistant

Google Assistant tips and tricks: Master your Android assistant

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Google Assistant is finally here, and it's more integrated on Pixel than any other assistant you've ever used on another device.With the launch of Google's Pixel-branded smartphones, Google unleashed Assistant in full form, now extending that to a wider... >>

Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers

Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers

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You can now get a basic Oculus Rift setup at a price much more affordable than the HTC Vive VR package.The company announced at GDC 2017 that it cut the price of its Rift headset and Touch motion controllers by $100 (about £80) each, making the cost... >>

Google quietly kills its high-end Pixel Chromebook laptop line

Google quietly kills its high-end Pixel Chromebook laptop line

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Farewell, Pixel.No, not the Pixel phones. We're talking about Google's high-end, $1,299 Pixel Chromebooks. Long before Google started shipping flagship phones under the Pixel brand, it offered Pixel laptops. But, according to TechCrunch, which spoke to... >>

New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded

New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded

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The latest Raspberry Pi costs just $10 (£9). And it comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability.It's called Pi Zero W, and it's an updated version of the $5 Pi Zero that released in November 2015 for $5/£4. Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board... >>

Ford wants its electric self-driving delivery vans to launch drones

Ford wants its electric self-driving delivery vans to launch drones

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Last week, UPS revealed it is testing drone-launching delivery vans, and now, Ford is upping the game by unveiling its own electric self-driving delivery van that can launch a fleet of drones.The company unveiled its new concept, called Autolivery, at... >>

Best retro phones we'd all like to see come back

Best retro phones we'd all like to see come back

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Everyone remembers their first mobile phone.And with Finnish firm HMD Global bringing back Nokia's classic 3310 - one of the most recognisable phones ever made - we can't help but think about all the retro phones we loved way back when and how awesome... >>

HTC Ocean leak suggests phone will offer 'Edge Sense' display feature

HTC Ocean leak suggests phone will offer 'Edge Sense' display feature

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A new leak has suggested an upcoming HTC phone will get a feature called "Edge Sense".Evan Blass, a leaker who has a good record when it comes to leaking mobile news, tweeted a screenshot from a Chinese mobile site called Mobile01, and based on the comments... >>

Amazon's Alexa may soon get Voice ID for recognising different voices

Amazon's Alexa may soon get Voice ID for recognising different voices

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Amazon is reportedly trying to enhance its Alexa voice assistant with a new voice-recognition capability.The company wants Alexa to be able to recognise individual voices, according to a report from Time, meaning your Echo or Alexa-enabled device would... >>

LG is making a new VR headset that uses Valve's SteamVR system

LG is making a new VR headset that uses Valve's SteamVR system

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LG and Valve are working on a new, high-fidelity VR headset.LG has reportedly announced in a press release that it partnered with video game developer Valve to create a new head-mounted virtual reality device that uses Valve's royalty-free SteamVR 3D... >>

Boston Dynamics officially shows off 'nightmare-inducing' Handle robot

Boston Dynamics officially shows off 'nightmare-inducing' Handle robot

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Although the world already got a glimpse of Boston Dynamic's Handle, the company has officially introduced the creepy bot.Google-owned Boston Dynamics makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look creepy (see this one and this one and... >>

Twin Peaks (2017): The Return, how, when, and where to watch it

Twin Peaks (2017): The Return, how, when, and where to watch it

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If you're a fan of Twin Peaks, you will already be frothing with excitement that the series is returning after a 26-year absence from our TV screens. But did you know when?Here is our round-up of Twin Peaks: The Return, including when and where you can... >>

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Nokia is back. The brand is being used on phones again after Microsoft retired it on its own devices a couple of years ago.Finnish manufacturer HMD Global is releasing new Nokia handsets, this time loaded with Android, and we're extremely happy to see... >>

Apple is 'looking into' this video of an exploding iPhone 7 Plus

Apple is 'looking into' this video of an exploding iPhone 7 Plus

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Is Apple about to have its own explosive battery debacle?According to Mashable, 18-year-old Brianna Olivas posted this video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus. She bought the phone in January. The day before the explosion, she went to the Sprint store because... >>

Google is making a desktop version of its Allo chat app - see it here

Google is making a desktop version of its Allo chat app - see it here

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Last year, Google launched Allo, a WhatsApp-like app with built-in Google Assistant, and now, it's readying a version for desktops.Google's Nick Fox revealed in a tweet on Friday that a desktop web client for the service is coming. That'll help Allo... >>