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Microsoft just killed Xbox Music but will still let you get your groove on

Microsoft just killed Xbox Music but will still let you get your groove on

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Say goodbye to Xbox Music and hello to Groove. Microsoft has announced the Xbox Music brand is no more. But the service is still alive and well. The company explained in a blog post that it has rebranded the service to Groove, because "Groove describes... >>

Amazon's Cloud Drive app is finally here, but you can't do much with it

Amazon's Cloud Drive app is finally here, but you can't do much with it

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Amazon has long offered a cloud-storage service, but now, for the first time, it's getting a bit more fully featured and useful for people who primarily work from their phone or tablet. Amazon's cloud-computing division - called Amazon Web Services -... >>

Amazon Echo review: Ace assistant, average speaker
3.5 stars

Amazon Echo review: Ace assistant, average speaker

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Amazon has launched a cylindrical, internet-connected Bluetooth-capable speaker called Echo, which doubles as your personal cloud-based assistant, addressed as Alexa. Because you've always wanted to talk to a home speaker, right? "Alexa, who is the mayor... >>

New iPhone 6S leak suggests it'll have a 12MP rear camera that shoots 4K video

New iPhone 6S leak suggests it'll have a 12MP rear camera that shoots 4K video

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The latest rumours indicate the next-generation iPhone won't boast any design changes, but it might come with some major spec bumps, such as a 4K camera. The next iPhone, thought to be called the iPhone 6S (there could also be an iPhone 6S Plus model),... >>

Here is Zane Lowe's first Beats 1 interview with Eminem, in case you missed it

Here is Zane Lowe's first Beats 1 interview with Eminem, in case you missed it

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Apple Music kicked off earlier this week, with DJ Zane Lowe at the helm of its live radio feature, and now a video of his first exclusive Beats 1 interview has been made available via YouTube. The week before Apple Music launched, Lowe began teasing through... >>

Plex is being blackmailed by a hacker who wants ransom paid in bitcoin

Plex is being blackmailed by a hacker who wants ransom paid in bitcoin

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Plex has been hacked, majorly. And the person responsible for the crime is demanding ransom or else he or she will release usernames and passwords for every customer who uses the media streaming service, according to an email sent out to subscribers on... >>

Chevy is adding an air conditioner just for overheated phones to 2016 cars

Chevy is adding an air conditioner just for overheated phones to 2016 cars

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All smartphones occasionally overheat, but Chevrolet wants to stop it. You've probably experienced your phone getting overly warm when doing the most common tasks, like streaming music or playing a graphic-intense game. Even high ambient temperatures... >>

Casio is making a smartwatch, set to release in 2016

Casio is making a smartwatch, set to release in 2016

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Casio introduced its first digital watch more than 40 years ago, but now, in order to keep up with the times, the Japanese watchmaker is currently developed a new watch that "tries to be smart". According to The Wall Street Journal, Casio has a smartwatch... >>

A new Snapchat update just made the app a lot less annoying to use

A new Snapchat update just made the app a lot less annoying to use

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Snapchat has updated in a big way, because now, you might actually want to use it. If you’ve ever tried to view a snap or story within Snapchat, you’ve probably wanted to ditch the app altogether after about five minutes. For whatever reason the design... >>

Hyundai now lets you voice control its cars remotely with Apple Watch

Hyundai now lets you voice control its cars remotely with Apple Watch

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If you own a Hyundai car and an Apple Watch, you just got some new functionality between the two: the ability to remotely control your vehicle from your wrist. The Android Wear version of the Hyundai's Blue Link app, which launched earlier this year,... >>

Steve Jobs film: See Michael Fassbender as Jobs in first full trailer

Steve Jobs film: See Michael Fassbender as Jobs in first full trailer

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Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for the Steve Jobs film penned by Aaron Sorkin, and it just so happens to also be the first extended look, giving us a glimpse at what we can expect when movie finally premieres. The first trailer, which wasn't... >>

Leaked iPhone 6S photos basically show it looks just like the iPhone 6

Leaked iPhone 6S photos basically show it looks just like the iPhone 6

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The next iPhone will look almost identical to the last iPhone. Surprise, surprise. The iPhone 6S, which is considered to be the next-generation iPhone, has just surfaced in a series of leaked photos published by 9to5Mac. The website got ahold of the device's... >>

Samsung Galaxy A8 fully shown off in leaked hands-on video

Samsung Galaxy A8 fully shown off in leaked hands-on video

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A leaked hands-on video has revealed Samsung's yet-to-be-announced Galaxy A8. Samsung introduced the A series of the Galaxy line in December, and it includes the 4.5-inch Samsung Galaxy A3, the 5-inch Samsung Galaxy A5, and the 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy... >>

Apple Music is finally live: 10 tips you need to know

Apple Music is finally live: 10 tips you need to know

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Apple Music is now out, and we'll admit, the whole thing is a bit overwhelming. Not only do you need to figure out how to get the service up and running, but you also need to sign up for the free trial, embark on the setup process, specify what music... >>

Uber continues plans to take over the world by buying part of Microsoft's Bing Maps

Uber continues plans to take over the world by buying part of Microsoft's Bing Maps

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Uber, the global taxi service that has recently been outlawed in France, is continuing with its plans to take over the world. Well, maps of the world that is. The company has confirmed that it has agreed to acquire part of Microsoft's Bing Maps arm,... >>

OnePlus 2 to launch with a fingerprint sensor that’s faster than Touch ID, confirms OnePlus

OnePlus 2 to launch with a fingerprint sensor that’s faster than Touch ID, confirms OnePlus

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OnePlus is an interesting company. Instead of unveiling a new smartphone and announcing all of the device's key features while at a single event, it has slowly doled out the must juicy details over the last several months. It has just confirmed, for instance,... >>

Apple Music launch: What time will Zane Lowe kick off Beats 1 radio?

Apple Music launch: What time will Zane Lowe kick off Beats 1 radio?

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Are you pumped for some Apple-Zane Lowe music goodness? Apple Music is scheduled to go live on 30 June, and that means many of you are probably wondering how to get access to the streaming service, when your favourite DJs will take over the Beats 1 radio... >>

Wimbledon 2015 is getting biometric tracking: Grab your heart-rate sensing wearable

Wimbledon 2015 is getting biometric tracking: Grab your heart-rate sensing wearable

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You know the age of wearable technology is upon us when the oldest tennis tournament in the world decides to adopt them with the help of Jaguar. Wimbledon is an annual, two-week-long tennis tournament. The 2015 Championships began 29 June at the All England... >>

Disney wants you to ditch the selfie stick before visiting its theme parks

Disney wants you to ditch the selfie stick before visiting its theme parks

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If you plan to visit one of Disney's theme parks soon, don't expect to snap selfies with friends or family. While you're allowed to still take them, you won't be able to get any nice angles or group shots with assistance from a selfie stick. The company... >>

8 Android smartphones that can handle the beach this summer

8 Android smartphones that can handle the beach this summer

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When you imagine the beach, you probably think of these three things: sun, water, and sand. While those elements are nothing but fun for both our bodies and minds in moderation, they're havoc for our mobile devices. So, if you're an avid beach goer or... >>

Want to celebrate pride? Facebook launches rainbow photo filter

Want to celebrate pride? Facebook launches rainbow photo filter

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Facebook has responded to current US events by letting users celebrate pride. In a landmark decision for the gay rights movement in the US, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, officially declaring... >>

These powerful videos depict what curious kids can do online when you’re not watching

These powerful videos depict what curious kids can do online when you’re not watching

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The internet can be a scary place for kids. And nothing drives that message home better than a video series showing youngsters being bullied, abused, and shamed while doing basic web-related things, such as gaming or messaging with friends. Internet Matters... >>

Google's smart contact lens might already be ready for a consumer launch

Google's smart contact lens might already be ready for a consumer launch

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You might not have to wait until 2019 to get your hands on a smart contact lens from Google. The Google X team announced in 2014 that it developed a smart contact lens for measuring glucose levels in people with diabetes. It uses miniaturised electronics... >>

Google's little prototype cars are now self-driving on California roads

Google's little prototype cars are now self-driving on California roads

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Google's prototype self-driving cars were due to hit California roads by this summer, and now the company has announced they are ready and already cruising down the streets of Mountain View. The cute vehicles, which were first announced last year without... >>

OnePlus 2 will unveil in July, tune in with the OnePlus Cardboard VR headset

OnePlus 2 will unveil in July, tune in with the OnePlus Cardboard VR headset

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Everyone wants to know when OnePlus plans to unveil its next flagship phone, the successor to the $299 OnePlus One. Well, it has finally confirmed a date. OnePlus will officially debut the OnePlus 2 on 27 July at 7PM PST. OnePlus already revealed the... >>