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Apple's already been spotted testing its self-driving Lexus - see it here

Apple's already been spotted testing its self-driving Lexus - see it here

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Well that didn't take long.Apple received a permit in California earlier this month so it could start testing Lexus cars with self-driving technology, and already, Apple has been spotted driving around the Silicon Valley area. Bloomberg News posted footage... >>

What is Amazon Echo Look and how does it work?

What is Amazon Echo Look and how does it work?

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Echo Look is the newest addition to Amazon's line of Echo-branded devices, which include the original Echo, Amazon Tap, and Echo Dot.Each Echo device has a different form factor and is best suited to a specific environment - whether you're at home and... >>

Acer's all-new Aspire laptop line is affordable and suits everyday needs

Acer's all-new Aspire laptop line is affordable and suits everyday needs

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Acer has unveiled its refreshed Aspire notebook line while at a press event in New York.These are Windows 10 laptops called Aspire 1, Aspire 3, Aspire 5, and Aspire 7, the latter of which (pictured above) is at the top of the line. It features up to... >>

DJI sends out invites for 24 May event likely for tiny new drone

DJI sends out invites for 24 May event likely for tiny new drone

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DJI has invited the media to an event in New York City.The event will take place on 24 May. Other than that, we don't know much else. The invite states "seize the moment" in all caps, and then asks journalists to join the drone-maker for a "big" (again,... >>

Google Home just became the perfect sous-chef for your kitchen

Google Home just became the perfect sous-chef for your kitchen

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Google Home now serves up numerous guided recipe instructions.Anyone who owns a voice-activated smart speaker, including Amazon Echo, knows it's perfect for the kitchen. Don't know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? Ask your speaker. Want to set... >>

Will Google launch its own Bluetooth headphones soon? (Probably not)

Will Google launch its own Bluetooth headphones soon? (Probably not)

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The internet lit up this afternoon at the thought of new hardware from Google, but unfortunately, things are not what they seem.Liliputing spotted a new product that recently passed through the Federal Communication Commission: a pair of Google-branded,... >>

Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November and it has Nazi zombies

Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November and it has Nazi zombies

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The next Call of Duty game officially has a launch date.Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November, developer Sledgehammer announced during a live stream. It will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The studio also released a new trailer for the game,... >>

Uber plans to demo its fleet of electric flying cabs in 2020

Uber plans to demo its fleet of electric flying cabs in 2020

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Uber is developing electric flying cabs - and a network for them.While at its "Elevate" summit, Uber revealed plans for a "vertical take-off and landing" (VTOL) vehicle. Uber sees these so-called flying cars as the future. Uber said it'll demonstrate... >>

When is the Call of Duty: WW2 reveal and where can you watch it?

When is the Call of Duty: WW2 reveal and where can you watch it?

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Activision and Sledgehammer Games are about to announce the next installment in the Call of Duty series.During the worldwide reveal, which will be live-streamed from London IMAX, we will see the title shown off the first time. We should hear all about... >>

5 top Tinder alternatives

5 top Tinder alternatives

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Tinder has revolutionised online dating.Not so long ago, people wouldn't admit to meeting up with strangers whom they met online, but now, thanks to the ease of being able to swipe on people's selfies in an attempt to find a perfect match, it seems like... >>

Google Waymo offers self-driving car rides to public for first time

Google Waymo offers self-driving car rides to public for first time

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Remember Waymo? Well, for the first time, it is offering ride services to members of the public.Waymo is a startup that Google created for its self-driving car project late last year. Now, Waymo is launching an “early rider program” in the state of... >>

Amazon is now the latest tech giant exploring self-driving cars

Amazon is now the latest tech giant exploring self-driving cars

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Companies like Google and even Apple are taking a gamble on self-driving vehicle technology, and now, Amazon is placing its own bet.According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon has a year-old team of about 12 people who are actively exploring autonomous... >>

DJI Goggles fully revealed, now available for preorder

DJI Goggles fully revealed, now available for preorder

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DJI announced a pair of goggles last year, and now, it has finally shared full details on the device.Called DJI Goggles, naturally, it is meant to work with the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4, and Inspire series drones. It looks a lot like a traditional VR headset... >>

Google teams up with Yi to launch new Jump VR camera rig for pros

Google teams up with Yi to launch new Jump VR camera rig for pros

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Remember Google's Jump VR platform? Well, it has a new camera rig.When Google introduced Jump, which uses cloud-based software and algorithms to stitch together 360-degree videos, it announced a partnership with GoPro. The action-cam maker in partnership... >>

Apple's OLED iPhone 8 might not be ready until November or later

Apple's OLED iPhone 8 might not be ready until November or later

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Apple is rumoured to be working three new iPhones, but at least one of them might not be ready to ship in time.Apple typically announces new iPhone models in September and ships them out by the end of the month, but according to reliable KGI analyst... >>

Spotify wants to build a new device possibly like Snapchat Spectacles

Spotify wants to build a new device possibly like Snapchat Spectacles

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Spotify isn't trying to hide the fact that it's getting into hardware.As spotted by Zatz Not Funny, a job listing posted to the company’s website has revealed Spotify wants to build “a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and... >>

Tesla plans to double the number of Supercharger stations in 2017

Tesla plans to double the number of Supercharger stations in 2017

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Tesla has announced it will have more than 10,000 Superchargers in North America by the end of 2017.That's more than double the amount of high-speed electric car chargers than it had at the beginning of the year. Tesla currently operates 830 Supercharger... >>

You can now start your Mercedes car via Alexa or Google Assistant

You can now start your Mercedes car via Alexa or Google Assistant

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It's official. Voice assistants are everywhere.They're in our phones, speakers, washing machines, and now, cars. Mercedes-Benz has announced that both Alexa and Google Assistant will work on all of its 2016 and 2017 models released in the US. Apart from... >>

Samsung to roll out software fix for the Galaxy S8's red-tinted screen

Samsung to roll out software fix for the Galaxy S8's red-tinted screen

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Samsung doesn't want people to worry about getting a Galaxy S8 with a red-tinted display, so it's issuing a software fix.There's been reports coming out of South Korea about people getting their new Galaxy S8 phones early, and some of those people have... >>

This leak shows Microsoft finally plans to take on Chromebooks

This leak shows Microsoft finally plans to take on Chromebooks

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Microsoft has an event scheduled next month, and it could take the stage to unveil its version of a Google Chromebook.The company is also expected to debut its Windows 10 Cloud operating system at the 2 May event in New York City. Reports have claimed... >>

It's official: The next Call of Duty will be set in World War II

It's official: The next Call of Duty will be set in World War II

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Call of Duty is going back to its roots, as the next installment in the series will be set during World War II.On Friday, publisher Activision confirmed the Sledgehammer Games-developed, first-person shooter will be called Call of Duty: WWII, and that... >>

GoPro's new Fusion 360-degree camera will fuse six GoPros into one

GoPro's new Fusion 360-degree camera will fuse six GoPros into one

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GoPro has teased a new camera - and it's not an action cam.Fusion is a 360-degree camera that's being introduced just one day after Facebook announced its new 360-degree cameras. The device can shoot 5.2K resolution VR and non-VR videos and photos. It... >>

Apple and Nike made a new Apple Watch called NikeLab and it's limited

Apple and Nike made a new Apple Watch called NikeLab and it's limited

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Apple and Nike have made a new, limited-edition version of the Apple Watch Nike+ watch.Nike has announced that it partnered with Apple to create a Apple Watch Nike+ that combines a Space Grey Apple Watch Series 2 aluminium case with a black and white... >>

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year

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Microsoft has announced a “predictable twice-per-year feature" update schedule for Windows 10.After revealing last year that it had two big updates to Windows 10 planned to released in 2017, the first of which is the Creators Update that recently shipped,... >>

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

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Google Home can now recognise each person in your household by their voice and smartly switch to their account and preferences.Those of you with a husband or kids or a roommate will appreciate Google Home's latest update. If you've ever said to the speaker... >>