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Apple Pay might soon let you pay for goods from mobile websites

Apple Pay might soon let you pay for goods from mobile websites

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Apple plans to integrate its mobile wallet into the Safari browser by late 2016. According to Re/Code, the Cupertino-based giant wants to give Apple Pay users the ability to make purchases from websites while using their iPhones or iPads. Apple will therefore... >>

Pebble lays off 25 per cent of entire staff, says 'money is tight'

Pebble lays off 25 per cent of entire staff, says 'money is tight'

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Pebble is having trouble finding its place in a niche market full of big players, and because of that, about 40 employees are getting the axe. The smartwatch-maker told TechInsider that it is laying off about 25 per cent of its staff. CEO Eric Migicovsky... >>

Twitter is testing colourful photo stickers so that you'll tweet more

Twitter is testing colourful photo stickers so that you'll tweet more

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In an attempt to spruce things up a bit, Twitter is testing a new sticker feature. According to Re/Code, Facebook is letting some users add colourful decals to their photos. Twitter user @XBLFoxes even shared a screenshot with one such sticker, and from... >>

Pornhub now streams VR adult films and is giving away VR viewers

Pornhub now streams VR adult films and is giving away VR viewers

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Virtual reality just got more, um, exciting for some people. One of the most-visited and contentious websites in the world has announced it is finally embracing the 360-degree technology. It's Pornhub.com, an adult entertainment website, which gets over... >>

Sony's Life Space UX smarthome range: What is it and when can you buy it?

Sony's Life Space UX smarthome range: What is it and when can you buy it?

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Sony in 2014 unveiled an ambitious concept called Life Space UX, with the purpose of transforming a typical room in your house into a smart space for exceptional, even interactive experiences. The company showed Pocket-lint at CES 2014 in Las Vegas a... >>

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

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Let's be real here: Vine is addicting. You open the mobile app or go to the website, thinking you'll only watch a few video clips, and then suddenly it is two hours later. So, what makes Twitter's 6-second video service so addictive? The Viners. The talent... >>

Best Google Cardboard rivals: Which cheap VR headset should you buy?

Best Google Cardboard rivals: Which cheap VR headset should you buy?

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Not everyone is willing to commit to the high price tags of the Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR or HTC Vive. If you consider yourself among that cautious crowd, you'll be glad to learn there are other, affordable VR headsets available. In fact, these alternatives... >>

Vizio's new TV and speaker lineup come with Google Cast and an Android tablet

Vizio's new TV and speaker lineup come with Google Cast and an Android tablet

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Vizio is known in the US for making affordable televisions, and it's just launched a new series that not only continues legacy but also packs all the latest tech inside, including built-in support for Google's Chromecast. The new 2016 P Series starts... >>

Apple March event: 9 headlines you probably missed

Apple March event: 9 headlines you probably missed

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You've probably heard by now that Apple introduced a budget iPhone as well as a more portable iPad Pro during its March event, but beyond those two new devices, it also announced software updates, an Apple Watch price drop, new accessories and programmes,... >>

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

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Apple is done holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it unveiled a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands alongside a price drop for its wearable. Apple revealed it will now... >>

See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event

See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event

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Apple has just finished holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it announced a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and a price drop for the Apple Watch. You can watch the entire show unfold for yourself... >>

Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro with Retina display announced, preorder 24 March

Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro with Retina display announced, preorder 24 March

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Apple is now holding its spring event in California - where it just announced the "second member of the iPad Pro family". Phil Schiller, the the senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, took the stage to unveil a follow-up to the monster... >>

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

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Apple wants to turn iPhones from across the world into devices that collect scientific data for medical research. Back in March 2015 the Cupertino company introduced ResearchKit during its Spring Forward event, following that up a year later with the... >>

Apple shows off iOS 9.3 features like Night Shift, updated CarPlay, Notes and more

Apple shows off iOS 9.3 features like Night Shift, updated CarPlay, Notes and more

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Apple has shown off its latest iOS 9.3 update and the most notable thing about it is a new Night Shift feature. Night Shift is basically a night mode for iOS devices, as it reduces the amount of blue light iPhones and iPads emit during the evening... >>

Apple drops Apple Watch price, unveils new watch bands and more

Apple drops Apple Watch price, unveils new watch bands and more

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Apple is now holding its spring event in California - where it just announced a new price for the Apple Watch along with fresh accessories for the year-old wrist wearable. Starting with the new watch accessories, Apple said it is coming out with a new... >>

How to watch the iPhone SE launch: Livestream details for iOS, Apple TV, Mac or PC

How to watch the iPhone SE launch: Livestream details for iOS, Apple TV, Mac or PC

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Apple has announced a special press launch for today, but you can tune in and watch live even if you aren't part of the media. The company has confirmed it will livestream its 21 March event. It is expected to unveil several new products during the keynote,... >>

No, Twitter isn't ditching the 140-character limit

No, Twitter isn't ditching the 140-character limit

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Contrary to rumours, Twitter wants you to continue tweeting in the moment. Jack Dorsey, Twitter's CEO, confirmed on The Today Show once and for all that the 140-character limit is going nowhere: "It's staying. It's a good constraint for us," Dorsey said.... >>

New PS4 known as 'PS4.5' might be coming to support 4K games

New PS4 known as 'PS4.5' might be coming to support 4K games

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A new PlayStation 4 is supposedly in the works, with the purpose of supporting 4K resolutions for games. Kotaku has claimed - citing unnamed developer sources - that Sony is developing a PS4 with more graphical power so that games can run at 4K resolution.... >>

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany

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Uber is looking for a way to cut one of its biggest costs: drivers. According to Reuters, the ride-hailing app is shopping around Germany for a fleet of autonomous vehicles. We don't know how many cars it wants to purchase, but it seems to be doing a... >>

Top 20 GIFs on Tinder: Use these to woo and you'll likely get a response

Top 20 GIFs on Tinder: Use these to woo and you'll likely get a response

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Why ask someone in person to go on a pizza date when you could save face and just send them a GIF of pizza instead? Tinder in January released a major update that allows people to send GIFs to their matches, thanks to integration with GIF repository... >>

Under Armour HealthBox review: Under Whelming
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Under Armour HealthBox review: Under Whelming

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Under Armour has partnered with HTC to give us something that only the freakishly active will probably consider: UA HealthBox. This setup (which, yes, does arrive in an actual box) consists of three physical devices: UA Band, UA Scale, and UA Heart Rate.... >>

5 Lightning headphones to buy when iPhone ditches the 3.5mm jack

5 Lightning headphones to buy when iPhone ditches the 3.5mm jack

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Apple reportedly plans to ditch the headphone jack on the next iPhone. This is where you scream and curse at Apple. Done? Okay, now let's move on, talk about why, and consider the alternatives, including lightning headphones. Yes. Those are thing. They're... >>

Michael Kors smartwatches announced, as Fossil wearable onslaught continues

Michael Kors smartwatches announced, as Fossil wearable onslaught continues

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Michael Kors is getting into the wearable biz, with a fashion-centric line of Android Wear watches. The luxury brand is part of Fossil Group, and you might've heard by now that Fossil plans to launch 100 wearables in 40 countries (with support for 20... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile rollout: Which phones get it first and how?

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile rollout: Which phones get it first and how?

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Microsoft has finally begun the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile to select Windows Phone 8.1 devices. You can download an app to see if the upgrade is available for you device, which we discuss below. Microsoft said the first phones getting the upgrade include... >>

Tag Heuer Connected doing well, new models reported for 2017

Tag Heuer Connected doing well, new models reported for 2017

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You might have up to eight different Tag Heuer Connected watches to choose from by this time next year. Shortly after teasing Hublot would be the next Swiss watchmaker to get into connected watches, the CEO of France's LVMH has announced that another... >>