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Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

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GoPro has been expanding its line-up of action cameras to fend off an increasingly busy end of the gadget market. With the likes of Sony, Panasonic, TomTom and even mobile phone network EE looking to get in on the action, it's never been a busier time... >>

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about 'VR photos'

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about 'VR photos'

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Google has been busy beefing up the Cardboard platform as of late, with the most recent addition being the launch of a dedicated camera app that lets you take immersive panoramic photos with sound. Earlier this week, Google partnered with Disney on a... >>

Facebook Live Video: Here's how the new broadcasting feature works

Facebook Live Video: Here's how the new broadcasting feature works

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Facebook is betting on a new live-streaming technology in an effort to remain competitive and possibly lure in teens. Teens and young adults are no longer in to perfectly-sculpted profile pages. They want niche apps for live-streaming, sharing video clips... >>

Best Christmas 2015 apps: Elf Yourself, NORAD Tracks Santa, and more

Best Christmas 2015 apps: Elf Yourself, NORAD Tracks Santa, and more

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There's an app for almost anything these days - including Christmas. You can download an app that turns your family into a bunch of goofy-looking, virtual elves, and then you can use the same app to share with the world a festive video clip of them dancing.... >>

New Google Santa Tracker offers fun activities each day leading up to Christmas

New Google Santa Tracker offers fun activities each day leading up to Christmas

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Google has already updated its Santa Tracker tool, because it wants kids checking back every day in the run up to Christmas. The internet giant is an interesting company. When it's not knee-deep in moonshot projects, creating fun Google Doodles, or burying... >>

Star Wars-themed VR experience for Google Cardboard is now out

Star Wars-themed VR experience for Google Cardboard is now out

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You can now step inside the Star Wars Universe - not just watch it. Well, sort of. To get you pumped for the Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Disney is doing all sorts of promotions, including partnering with Google and Verizon on a Star Wars-themed virtual... >>

Amazon Fire OS update stops tablet display light from keeping you up at night

Amazon Fire OS update stops tablet display light from keeping you up at night

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Amazon is delivering a major software update to its Fire tablets. The update is considered the first major update to Fire OS 5, a forked version of Android powering Amazon's tablets. It brings all-new features, including something called Blue Shade.... >>

First Microsoft 'Surface Phone' likely in the works, might debut in October

First Microsoft 'Surface Phone' likely in the works, might debut in October

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Microsoft is finally working on a Surface-branded smartphone, it's claimed. Microsoft has been betting on hardware in recent years, with the launch of the Surface tablets, the acquisition of Nokia's phone unit, and more recently, the debut of Surface... >>

Samsung made a Gear VR web browser: Here's what you need to know

Samsung made a Gear VR web browser: Here's what you need to know

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Starting in early December, you'll be able to use your Samsung Gear VR headset to browse the web in virtual reality. Samsung is launching a beta version of "Samsung Internet for Gear VR." It's basically a virtual reality web browser. The idea is that... >>

And Spotify's Most Streamed Artist in 2015 is... the guy with the slick dance moves

And Spotify's Most Streamed Artist in 2015 is... the guy with the slick dance moves

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We now know who music fans played the most in 2015, on Spotify at least. The music-streaming service has released its annual Year in Music list, divulging which artists and songs were popular on Spotify around the globe during the year. And, according... >>

HTC and Under Armour are making a connected scale called UA Scale

HTC and Under Armour are making a connected scale called UA Scale

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Sports company Under Armour is working on a new fitness device, with the help of phone maker HTC. Roughly one year ago, Under Armour announced a new fitness app, called UA Record, and at the same time, HTC announced it had formed a partnership with Under... >>

Sonos will work with Apple Music in beta starting 15 December

Sonos will work with Apple Music in beta starting 15 December

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If you subscribe to Apple Music, you'll soon be able to stream songs from it to Sonos' wireless speaker system. Sonos offers access to a number of music services that it has partnered with, including Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Last.fm, 7Digital, Amazon... >>

Vtech database hack: What to do now if you’re one of the 5 million affected

Vtech database hack: What to do now if you’re one of the 5 million affected

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Vtech makes electronic toys that help to educate kids, but those gadgets for tots can be hacked just like any other computer, apprently. The company has recently confirmed about 4.8 million parents and more than 200,000 children were affected in a wide-sweeping... >>

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 deals

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 deals

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Ah, 'tis the season again. The season of Christmas sales! This year's sale season begins on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US) and extends to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US), and it's when companies and retailers... >>

5 possible reasons why Apple bought Star Wars motion-capture company

5 possible reasons why Apple bought Star Wars motion-capture company

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Apple has acquired a Zurich-based startup responsible for the motion-capture technology used in the latest Star Wars film. Faceshift develops software that allows 3D-animated characters to mimic the facial expressions of an actor. Star Wars used it to... >>

This is what the Samsung Galaxy A7's successor looks like

This is what the Samsung Galaxy A7's successor looks like

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It looks like Samsung has developed a successor to the all-metal Galaxy A7, as images of the yet-to-be-announced device have just leaked online. The Galaxy A series, which debuted late last year and consisted of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7,... >>

No OnePlus invite? No problem... OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X are available invite-free this week

No OnePlus invite? No problem... OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X are available invite-free this week

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OnePlus has announced its Black Friday deals, and the stand-out sales aren't really sales at all but rather the opportunity to buy its elusive goods. The Chinese mobile startup launched its second-generation flagship, the OnePlus 2, last summer, followed... >>

Buying a Mac? Here are the essentials to know

Buying a Mac? Here are the essentials to know

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Whether it's Christmastime or your spouse's birthday, there are several times a year when you may find yourself browsing Apple's store and considering buying a new Mac for a loved one (or even yourself, because treat yo self). Apple tries to simplify... >>

This Domino's button lets you order pizza in the UK literally with the touch of a button

This Domino's button lets you order pizza in the UK literally with the touch of a button

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Domino’s Pizza has launched something new in the UK that will surely make it easier for us all to get fat. It's not a new pizza or a new beverage or a new dessert. In fact, you can't eat it at all, though it will help you to quickly order from the pizzeria... >>

Asus ZenWatch 2 review: Suave without the spending plan
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Asus ZenWatch 2 review: Suave without the spending plan

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The wearable market is still in its infancy. Android Wear watches began hitting store shelves just last year, with the original Asus ZenWatch one of the affordable numbers that added a touch of elegance to the party. Elsewhere we're beginning to get a... >>

Coinbase Shift Card is the first bitcoin debit card in the US: Here's what you need to know

Coinbase Shift Card is the first bitcoin debit card in the US: Here's what you need to know

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A bitcoin wallet known as Coinbase has just teamed up with VISA to offer the first bitcoin debit card in the US. The card will basically allow you to purchase goods anywhere VISA is accepted across 24 US states. In New Jersey, for instance, you'll be... >>

Tesla is recalling every Model S after learning a passenger’s seat belt came apart

Tesla is recalling every Model S after learning a passenger’s seat belt came apart

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Tesla knows how to put a decent spin on a potentially devestating story. Here's the situation: A Tesla spokesperson told Jalopnik.com that a customer in Europe discovered a seatbelt malfunction after a person sitting in the front passenger seat of her... >>

Google can now stream apps to your phone: What does that mean?

Google can now stream apps to your phone: What does that mean?

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Times have changed. People are increasingly searching the web from their mobile devices rather than their desktops, and Google knows this, so it's updating Google search in a way that allows the search engine to find and surface content from apps installed... >>

Chevrolet to unveil Chevy Bolt all-electric crossover at CES in January

Chevrolet to unveil Chevy Bolt all-electric crossover at CES in January

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Tesla is about to get some stiff competition from automaker Chevy. Just 10 months after unveiling a concept version of the Chevrolet Bolt at the Detroit Auto Show 2015, General Motors has announced that Chevrolet will now unveil a production version of... >>

Amazon adds two-step verification: Here's how to enable it

Amazon adds two-step verification: Here's how to enable it

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Amazon.com just got a lot safer to use, thanks to a new login feature. Everyone knows by now that you can never be too safe when it comes to using the internet. We're told to use multiple, complex passwords across all our accounts, for instance. Or, better... >>