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Microsoft buys Wunderlist app as part of effort to get on your smartphone

Microsoft buys Wunderlist app as part of effort to get on your smartphone

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Microsoft has acquired 6Wunderkinder, the company behind Wunderlist. Microsoft published a blog post to confirm the deal, following a report from The Wall Street Journal: "What’s better than completing that last important task on your to-do list? Doing... >>

Musio is a cute AI robot that shares emotions, assists, and controls your home

Musio is a cute AI robot that shares emotions, assists, and controls your home

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Artificially-intelligent robots are about to hit the market. Well, actually, a very early version one of might launch. A software firm called AKAStudy has introduced Musio, an Android-based robot. It uses the company's machine learning and natural language... >>

Apple TV subscription service: Has it really been delayed until 2016?

Apple TV subscription service: Has it really been delayed until 2016?

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Sometimes there are so many Apple rumours going around that they're difficult to keep straight, such as the latest information surrounding the Apple TV set-top box and its upcoming, so-called subscription TV streaming service. The Apple TV is overdue... >>

Lego Worlds is like Minecraft but with Lego bricks, watch the new game's trailer here

Lego Worlds is like Minecraft but with Lego bricks, watch the new game's trailer here

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Lego has added a Minecraft-like video game to its toy box.  The Danish company just unveiled Lego Worlds. It's being billed as an open-environment game, in which you can generate worlds made entirely of Lego bricks. So, it's basically a Minecraft... >>

Windows 10: Release date, price, and everything you need to know

Windows 10: Release date, price, and everything you need to know

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Windows 8.1 launched at the end of 2013, but that doesn't mean Microsoft's Windows team immediately went on holiday. On the contrary, it started working on the next major release. The next major release is called Windows 10 and will be a free upgrade... >>

Google overhauls 'My Account' dashboard: What's new and how does it work now?

Google overhauls 'My Account' dashboard: What's new and how does it work now?

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Did you know Google offers a dedicated dashboard to every person who wants to adjust their Google Account settings? It's true. Well, the company has just taken that useful hub and completely overhauled it (or simplified it, really). Go look at your My... >>

Finally! Bellabeat Leaf is a new health and period tracker women will actually want to wear

Finally! Bellabeat Leaf is a new health and period tracker women will actually want to wear

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A company named Bellabeat has launched two versions of a new wearable device that's designed just for women. Called Leaf, it is described as "personalised stress tracking smart jewelry crafted from 7,000-year old Marshwood and embellished with gold leaf... >>

What is Google Project Soli and will it forever change the way we use wearables?

What is Google Project Soli and will it forever change the way we use wearables?

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Just because Google's keynote is done and over doesn't mean the Google I/O dev conference is also finished with serving up new and interesting information about what the Mountain View-based company envisions for the future. Take Project Soli, for instance.... >>

Google Photos (iPhone) hands-on: Could this become the only photo app you'll ever need?

Google Photos (iPhone) hands-on: Could this become the only photo app you'll ever need?

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Google has finally taken one of the only standout features within its Google+ social network and turned it into a standalone product for mobile devices and the web: Google Photos. It is now available as an app for iOS devices, Android devices, and the... >>

Nvidia's 4K Shield Android TV console is now available in two different versions

Nvidia's 4K Shield Android TV console is now available in two different versions

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Nvidia said we could expect the Nvidia Shield Android TV console by May, and lo and behold - it's here. The company has just announced you can order the device from its website as well as online retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. Nvidia's thin set top-box... >>

Google I/O 2015 announcement round-up: Android M, Android Pay, Google Photos, more

Google I/O 2015 announcement round-up: Android M, Android Pay, Google Photos, more

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Google has just finished kicking off its annual Google I/O developer conference, with a main keynote that provided us with a closer look at what the company has been up to in recent months as well as what it has planned. It announced everything from HBO... >>

Google Photos is unlimited and free: What you need to know and how to get it

Google Photos is unlimited and free: What you need to know and how to get it

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While holding its main keynote at Google I/O, Google introduced an entirely new product. It’s an app. A photos app. Yup, it's the long-awaited Google Photos app that you’ve been hearing so much about in recent weeks Many reports have claimed that... >>

HBO Now is coming to Google Play, no longer an Apple exclusive

HBO Now is coming to Google Play, no longer an Apple exclusive

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Three months after launching solely for Apple TV and iOS devices, HBO Now is finally ready to make its way to Google Play. While speaking at Google I/O, Google's Sundar Pichai confirmed HBO planned to release a version of the HBO Now app for Android.... >>

Google I/O 2015: What to expect from the keynote and more

Google I/O 2015: What to expect from the keynote and more

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It's that time of year again. The Google I/O 2015 annual developer conference is scheduled to kick off in San Francisco today. Tickets already went on sale in March and were priced around $900 for general admission or $300 for academic admission. If you... >>

Guess how much a consumer model Oculus Rift setup will cost

Guess how much a consumer model Oculus Rift setup will cost

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You officially have less than one year to save up for the - what we now know will be - the extremely pricey Oculus Rift. That's not because the headset itself will be particularly expensive, but that you will need to essentially invest in an entire PC... >>

The guy who made Lego Ghostbusters a thing has now dreamed up an X-Files set

The guy who made Lego Ghostbusters a thing has now dreamed up an X-Files set

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Sci-fi geeks will be glad to learn that the man who designed last year's Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary set for Lego has gone back to the drawing board and mocked up an entirely new and brilliant idea: a Lego X-Files set. The Lego Group allows people to... >>

These 14 models in Chevy's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says GM

These 14 models in Chevy's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says GM

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Hyundai announced yesterday that it would be the first car manufacturer to support Android Auto with its 2015 Sonata. Now General Motors has one-upped that news by confirming it'll soon support not only Android Auto but also Apple CarPlay. While speaking... >>

Apple is working on a Google Now-like feature to replace Spotlight in iOS 9

Apple is working on a Google Now-like feature to replace Spotlight in iOS 9

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Apple plans to unveil a deep search feature with iOS 9 next month. The feature, which is currently codenamed Proactive, has been in development for several years and will function a lot like Google Now, it's claimed. According to 9to5Mac, Proactive is... >>

WhatsApp explained: 8 tips and tricks you likely had no clue about and more

WhatsApp explained: 8 tips and tricks you likely had no clue about and more

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There's always a bit of a learning curve when it comes to mastering new apps. WhatsApp is no different. Although it's wickedly popular and extremely easy to get started using right away, the messenger does have a few quirks that aren't immediately obvious... >>

Periscope arrives on Android: What’s new and improved?

Periscope arrives on Android: What’s new and improved?

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Twitter-owned Periscope has launched for Android devices. The fresh live-streaming app brings many of the same features from the popular iOS counterpart, but it also contains new features, including the ability to return to a broadcast after being interrupted... >>

Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available?

Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available?

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Google isn't going to let Apple steal your attention, not even for one second, so it outlined a new plan of attack last summer that aims to keep you tied to Android...even from behind the wheel. Jump forward to today, and the company has just started... >>

These three guys are now in control of all-things design at Apple

These three guys are now in control of all-things design at Apple

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Jony Ive has a new job at Apple. He's been bumped up from "Senior Vice President of Design" to "Chief Design Officer". It's an entirely new position at the Cupertino company, and it's one that apparently includes handing off all managerial duties for... >>

A buyer's guide to smartphone selfie sticks: Which one should you get and why?

A buyer's guide to smartphone selfie sticks: Which one should you get and why?

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So, you're thinking about buying a selfie stick... It's okay. We won't tell anybody. But, if you're going to hop on this "in" trend, you might as well do it right. If you think you can just go to Amazon.com, then pick any top-rated one, and that's it... >>

Watch this dude set a Guinness World Record with a real-life hoverboard

Watch this dude set a Guinness World Record with a real-life hoverboard

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Hoverboards are a thing. We're not talking about that Back to the Future Part II-themed marketing stunt from last year. We're talking about real-life hoverboards. A guy named Catalin Alexandru Duru built one recently and actually flew it 905 feet over... >>

61 of the best Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge wallpapers we've found

61 of the best Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge wallpapers we've found

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Wallpapers... Ugh. We love them, but we also hate them only because it's so difficult to find the perfect one, especially if you own a brand new handset, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. It's almost sacrilegious to display some low-res... >>