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OnePlus 3 photo leak shows off HTC-style build

OnePlus 3 photo leak shows off HTC-style build

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OnePlus' next flagship phone might launch with an eyebrow-raising design. A few leaked photos have just surfaced via Chinese social network Weibo, and they reportedly show the upcoming OnePlus 3. They actually appear to reveal a device that looks like... >>

Apple might be working on official HomeKit app for setting up accessories

Apple might be working on official HomeKit app for setting up accessories

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It would be really cool if Apple launched a HomeKit app alongside iOS 10, and it looks like that might happen. HomeKit is Apple’s framework for home automation. It was first announced at WWDC 2014. Manufacturers can implement HomeKit into their smart... >>

New Moto X leaks reveal two phones, all-metal design, modular backplates

New Moto X leaks reveal two phones, all-metal design, modular backplates

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Lenovo-owned Motorola is embracing the all-metal look and modular trend. HellomotoHK and Venture Beat's Evan Blass have shared a bunch of leaked images that reveal Lenovo's next Moto X will likely sport an aluminium body. This phone would be the fourth-generation... >>

Watch this smartwatch turn an arm into a touchscreen control

Watch this smartwatch turn an arm into a touchscreen control

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a smartwatch system that uses your arm as a touchscreen. Called SkinTrack and developed by the Human-Computer Interaction Institute’s Future Interfaces Group at the university, the new system... >>

EE Power Bars are no more - network won't bring back charger promotion

EE Power Bars are no more - network won't bring back charger promotion

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Remember those free EE Power Bars? Yeah, they're gone for good. EE announced a free portable charger scheme last April and said it would be available to every network and broadband customer. Called the EE Power incentive, it offered a free portable Power... >>

Watch the trailer: Battlefield 5 is actually Battlefield 1 and set in World War I

Watch the trailer: Battlefield 5 is actually Battlefield 1 and set in World War I

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Electronic Arts has announced a name for the next Battlefield game, and it debuted a trailer for the wartime first-person shooter. The game, which follows Battlefield 4 but is confusingly titled Battlefield 1, will release for Xbox One, PlayStation... >>

Apple Music student plan brings 50 per cent membership discount to US, UK

Apple Music student plan brings 50 per cent membership discount to US, UK

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Apple is slashing Apple Music membership costs - for students, anyway. Soon, when subscribing to the company's music-streaming service, you will have a student plan option to choose from that adds a 50 per cent discount. You can only choose the new plan... >>

Free Windows 10 downloads finishing soon: How to get it before you pay

Free Windows 10 downloads finishing soon: How to get it before you pay

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All good things must come to an end.  Microsoft launched Windows 10 last summer, and when it did, the company made Windows users an offer they couldn't refuse: reserve a free copy of the software for your PC, and upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1... >>

Here's the first 360-degree footage from GoPro’s six-camera Omni VR rig

Here's the first 360-degree footage from GoPro’s six-camera Omni VR rig

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GoPro announced its first quarter earnings today, revealed it will delay the release of its highly-anticipated drone until winter, and published a 360-degree video recorded with its Omni virtual reality camera rig. The 4-minute clip marks the first time... >>

Samsung Galaxy C5 leak shows mid-range smartphone with metal body

Samsung Galaxy C5 leak shows mid-range smartphone with metal body

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Although Samsung has already announced two flagship smartphones this year, rumours have been floating around about a mid-range device that the South Korean company is reportedly getting ready to debut in China. That mid-range device - the so-called Galaxy... >>

Samsung just leaked these official images of the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX

Samsung just leaked these official images of the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX

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Samsung has accidentally revealed unannounced devices Leaked images surfaced online last month, revealing Samsung has been working on a successor to 2014's Gear Fit as well as smart wireless earbuds with fitness tracking capabilities, but now both devices... >>

YouTube could soon offer a paid service that streams cable channels

YouTube could soon offer a paid service that streams cable channels

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YouTube is getting into premium online television. Like, a subscription-based service that'll let you stream cable channels. Now, Hulu has just confirmed it is doing the same thing. It basically wants to go after Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation... >>

EA is working with Titanfall's Respawn on a new Star Wars game

EA is working with Titanfall's Respawn on a new Star Wars game

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A new game set in the Star Wars universe is coming. EA has announced - on May the 4th (be with you), of course - that it has partnered with Respawn Entertainment on a new Star Wars game. It didn't provide too many details about the upcoming title - apart... >>

Watch the new trailer for Fallout 4's massive Far Harbor expansion pack

Watch the new trailer for Fallout 4's massive Far Harbor expansion pack

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Fallout 4's Far Harbor has just been given a new trailer and release date. Fallout 4 is developed and published by Bethesda. It's the fifth installment in the Fallout series and was released worldwide last November for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows... >>

Apple Music might receive a major update with all-new look next month

Apple Music might receive a major update with all-new look next month

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Apple is about to overhaul Apple Music. According to Bloomberg News, Apple wants to make its music-streaming service more "intuitive to use," so it is planning to better seamlessly integrate streaming and download options as well as expand the Beats 1... >>

May the 4th be with you: Best Star Wars gadgets and toys to celebrate

May the 4th be with you: Best Star Wars gadgets and toys to celebrate

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Happy holiday, Star Wars fans! May the 4th is here again - a day in which fans of the space opera celebrate the franchise's film series, books, and culture. This is a global holiday, so chances are you will hear someone say "May the Force/fourth be with... >>

It's official: Google and Fiat Chrysler ink deal to make self-driving minivans

It's official: Google and Fiat Chrysler ink deal to make self-driving minivans

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Google wants to take its self-driving cars to the next level. Update: Google has announced it will double its self-driving car fleet with 100 new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. The first few minivans will be on the road by the end of 2016. The... >>

Next Apple Pencil could have swappable tips and even Touch ID

Next Apple Pencil could have swappable tips and even Touch ID

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Apple could make the next version of Pencil really, really cool. The Apple Pencil is a stylus pen that debuted alongside the iPad Pro in November. It's a pretty basic input device even though it can detect angles, pressure sensitivity, and force, allowing... >>

New Hulu subscription service to stream broadcast, cable TV channels

New Hulu subscription service to stream broadcast, cable TV channels

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Hulu is reportedly working on a new subscription service for US cord-cutters. Cord cutters are people who ditch cable television in favour of an internet-based service, and according to The Wall Street Journal, they'll soon have a new service to choose... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 and maybe new Gear VR could have USB Type-C

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 and maybe new Gear VR could have USB Type-C

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Although Samsung has already announced two flagship smartphones this year, rumours have been floating around for the company's next phablet, the Galaxy Note 6, including a recent report about the larger phone featuring USB Type-C. According to SamMobile,... >>

OnePlus 3 flagship might come with 'Dash Charge' speedy refueling mode

OnePlus 3 flagship might come with 'Dash Charge' speedy refueling mode

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OnePlus may have developed a Qualcomm Quick Charge-like technology. The phone maker has introduced three smartphones so far, including the OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X, but it is expected to introduce a fourth phone in the coming months. It'll... >>

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

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Twitter can be a powerful and wonderful tool. While not all of us might have jumped on board straight away, the first 140 characters were actually tweeted 10 years ago. Yes really, the social platform has been around for a whole decade now! It can educate... >>

Google is shutting down Picasa: What'll happen to your photos and videos?

Google is shutting down Picasa: What'll happen to your photos and videos?

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Google-owned Picasa will be no more after this spring. The photo service was acquired by Google around 12 years ago and has long included native apps for Windows and Mac OS X as well as an integrated web app. However, Picasa and its companion Picasa Web... >>

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

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Instagram is more than just a place for Kim K selfies and food porn. It's also a place where talented photographers from all over the world share their creativity. Instagram actually doubles as their portfolio, a showcase of professional-quality photos... >>

52 of the best tech life hacks

52 of the best tech life hacks

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You may not know this... but there are several websites and technology-related tips and tricks out there that can totally simplify your daily routine and make your life much easier in general. For instance, Apple's charging cords for iOS devices and... >>