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Are these Google's upcoming Android Wear smartwatches?

Are these Google's upcoming Android Wear smartwatches?

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If you haven't heard already, Google is making two Android Wear smartwatches (possibly Nexus-branded), and now a leaked render has surfaced depicting what those upcoming smartwatches might look like and feature. Android Police, which published a bunch... >>

YouTube Unplugged online TV service might launch soon with ESPN

YouTube Unplugged online TV service might launch soon with ESPN

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YouTube has been working on an online TV service, and a new report makes it seem like it might finally be coming together. According to The Information, YouTube is close to inking deals with ESPN, ABC, and CBS. If that's true, those channels will be offered... >>

Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption... sort of

Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption... sort of

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Facebook has introduced a new feature - mysteriously called "secret conversations" - for its Messenger mobile app. That name is just fancy talk for end-to-end encryption. The company just started testing the security feature by making it available to... >>

Here are all the iPhones, iPads, and Macs that won't run Apple's betas

Here are all the iPhones, iPads, and Macs that won't run Apple's betas

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Some Apple device owners were made really happy Thursday, while others probably balled up their fists and cursed the Cupertino company. Apple opened two beta programs to the public: iOS 10 (a major update to its mobile operating system, which is formally... >>

Did Nextbit just accidentally reveal its next Robin phone?

Did Nextbit just accidentally reveal its next Robin phone?

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"I spy with my little eye... something red!"  Nexbit, a new phone-maker made up of ex-Google and ex-HTC people, live-streamed via Periscope and Facebook Live on Thursday afternoon in order to announce the beta of its web interface for photo backups.... >>

How to get MacOS Sierra right now and get it working on your Mac

How to get MacOS Sierra right now and get it working on your Mac

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Mac OS X is no more. Apple announced at WWDC 2016 in June that its operating system for Mac computers and MacBook laptops has a new name: MacOS. And the next version of the software, which is officially due out this autumn, will be called MacOS Sierra.... >>

How to get iOS 10 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad

How to get iOS 10 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad

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You can now download iOS 10, and it's completely free. The next major software update for iPhone and iPad will officially release alongside new iPhone models this autumn. If you'd like to try a version that's currently in the final stages of development,... >>

Now Dell is hiking prices for all its products due to Brexit

Now Dell is hiking prices for all its products due to Brexit

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If you want to buy a Dell laptop, you better get it now. Mere days after OnePlus responded to the recent drop in value of the British Pound by raising the price of its OnePlus 3 smartphone, Dell has now confirmed to The Register that it too will increase... >>

Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded

Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded

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It's about time! Google is building two Android Wear devices, according to Android Police, which has published many Google-related rumours lately based on details from "reliable" sources. These upcoming wearables aren't Samsung-made watches, nor are they... >>

Snapchat’s Memories feature totally changes the app - and here’s how

Snapchat’s Memories feature totally changes the app - and here’s how

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Just when you've finally figured out how Snapchat works, the app radically switches things up by introducing a massive update with new tricks. Last March, for instance, it rolled out Chat 2.0, with the goal of overhauling the chat experience inside Snapchat.... >>

Apple's Health app will let you sign up to donate organs in the US

Apple's Health app will let you sign up to donate organs in the US

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Apple wants you to donate your organs. The Cupertino-based company has announced that it is partnering with Donate Life America, with the purpose of giving Americans an easier way to sign up to be an organ, eye, or tissue donor right from the iPhone.... >>

Finally! Apple's next iPhone will start out with 32GB of storage

Finally! Apple's next iPhone will start out with 32GB of storage

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So long, 16GB iPhone! The Wall Street Journal has claimed that Apple's next flagship iPhone models, thought to be called iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, won't be available with the long-standard 16GB storage option. Instead, the entry-level iPhone 7 will... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to get new-style S Pen stylus

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to get new-style S Pen stylus

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Samsung might release the successor to its Galaxy Note 5 later this summer, but a recent leak pertaining to the S Pen has just given us a few hints about what the upcoming phablet could feature come launch day. First thing's first: the phablet might be... >>

Is this what Google's Marlin and Sailfish Nexus phones will look like?

Is this what Google's Marlin and Sailfish Nexus phones will look like?

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If you're wondering what Google's next Nexus phones might look like, you'll want to check out a render that just surfaced. Android Police, which has been publishing several leaks and rumours pertaining to the 2016 Nexus devices, has posted what it describes... >>

BlackBerry Classic finally ditched, will no longer be manufactured

BlackBerry Classic finally ditched, will no longer be manufactured

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BlackBerry has basically admitted defeat when it comes to QWERTY keyboards. The company has just confirmed it will stop making the BlackBerry Classic, one of its most iconic smartphone models with a QWERTY keyboard for inputting text. The Classic, which... >>

Google offers 4 free months of Play Music to celebrate 4 July in US

Google offers 4 free months of Play Music to celebrate 4 July in US

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Google really wants you to use its Play Music service - especially Americans this Independence Day. In celebration of 4 July in the US, Google is offering US subscribers a four-month trial of Google Play Music at no cost. With this trial, they'll be able... >>

You can now buy Samsung’s fancy Serif TV in the US from MoMA

You can now buy Samsung’s fancy Serif TV in the US from MoMA

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Art enthusiasts can now get a Samsung TV from a Manhattan museum to complement the highbrow decor of their living rooms. Last year (about nine months ago, to be exact), Samsung announced a new TV. But it's not one of those flexible, curvy, or super-thin... >>

What is Xbox Play Anywhere and when will it be available?

What is Xbox Play Anywhere and when will it be available?

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Xbox Play Anywhere will arrive this autumn. Microsoft has announced a launch date for its new Xbox Play Anywhere service that will allow you to buy a single version of a participating digital game as a single purchase and then play it on both an Xbox... >>

HTC Marlin Nexus phone completely revealed in major spec leak

HTC Marlin Nexus phone completely revealed in major spec leak

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Google is getting ready to unveil two Nexus smartphones later this year - and now, thanks to a leak, we know what the larger device might feature. The larger Nexus is currently going by the name Marlin, and according to Android Police, which just published... >>

Apple wants to buy Jay Z’s Tidal music-streaming service

Apple wants to buy Jay Z’s Tidal music-streaming service

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If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em. Apple offers a music-streaming service, called Apple Music, naturally, but soon it might own another music-streaming service: Tidal. The Jay Z-owned service launched in 2014, with a focus on offering high-fidelity audio... >>

Google wants you to explore the web in VR with Chrome for Android

Google wants you to explore the web in VR with Chrome for Android

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Soon, you'll be able to jump into the web. Like, literally.  The latest beta and developer versions of Google's Chrome browser app for Android includes support for the open-source WebVR standard, which allows developers to create websites you can use/watch/view... >>

Goodbye, Facebook Paper, we hardly knew ye

Goodbye, Facebook Paper, we hardly knew ye

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Paper is no more. In Pocket-lint's review of Paper from way back in 2014, we praised the newsreader app and wondered at the time if it was Facebook's best mobile product ever, but we also questioned if it would succeed like Facebook Messenger or crash... >>

Hasbro's Furby is now a connected toy with LCD screens for eyes

Hasbro's Furby is now a connected toy with LCD screens for eyes

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Although it's 2016, Furby is still a thing. Hasbro's weird, nostalgic fur beast has been resurrected with some new tricks. It's now a connected toy, for instance. And it's eyes are full-colour LCD screens. You'll also notice a glowing antenna on its head... >>

Samsung's future phones might include a 'Smart Glow' ring for alerts

Samsung's future phones might include a 'Smart Glow' ring for alerts

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Some of Samsung's upcoming smartphones might get a "Smart Glow" feature. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy J2, which will only be available in India, and possibly future devices, such as the Galaxy S8 and Tizen phones, will feature a glowing ring that... >>

Microsoft deal offers US students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4

Microsoft deal offers US students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4

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Microsoft is announcing a massive Xbox One sale, but unfortunately for Brits, it's limited to students in the US. The Redmond-based company recently unveiled a newer, slimmer Xbox One called Xbox One S. It's therefore safe to assume Microsoft is now eager... >>