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Game of Thrones' first season 6 trailer is finally out - watch it here

Game of Thrones' first season 6 trailer is finally out - watch it here

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It is a glorious day. Game of Thrones is set to return 24 April, and to whet your appetite for the big premiere, HBO has just graced us with the new season's first full-length trailer. It's almost 2 minutes long and is set to James Vincent McMorrow's... >>

Digit's savings service now has an iOS app that sets your money aside

Digit's savings service now has an iOS app that sets your money aside

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Digit - the web app that basically serves as an automated savings plan - now has an iOS app for iPhone, iPad, and the Apple Watch. Don't feel bad if you're completely incapable of setting aside money, because according to a tonne of recent studies, it's... >>

Lyft now lets you hail a car from within FB Messenger, Slack, and more

Lyft now lets you hail a car from within FB Messenger, Slack, and more

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Not to be outdone by Uber, Lyft has announced that Facebook Messenger users can now hail a car from them instead of Uber. Since December, anyone has been able to hail an Uber car from within the Messenger app. We explained here how exactly that works,... >>

Amazon job posting reveals virtual reality team for producing VR content

Amazon job posting reveals virtual reality team for producing VR content

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Amazon wants to produce virtual reality content, according to a new job posting for its Amazon Video arm. The posting is live on the website Glassdoor and was first spotted by Upload VR. In the posting, Amazon seeks to hire someone "responsible for building... >>

Google hires 4chan founder for his expertise in online communities

Google hires 4chan founder for his expertise in online communities

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The creator of 4chan just became a Googler. 4chan is a message board where users can post anonymously, with the most recent posts appearing above the rest. Chris Poole founded the site in 2003, basing it off 2channel, another board just for anime and... >>

Google Project Fi ditches the invite system, now open to all in US

Google Project Fi ditches the invite system, now open to all in US

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Project Fi is no longer available by invite-only. Despite Google I/O 2016 being just around the corner, Google has made an announcement about Project Fi, which we expected to get an update on during the company's annual developer conference. The project debuted... >>

Hello Games gives No Man's Sky an official release date for PS4 and PC

Hello Games gives No Man's Sky an official release date for PS4 and PC

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British indie game maker Hello Games has just announced a release date for its upcoming epic, No Man's Sky. The title is much-anticipated because of its sheer scale; you are free to explore the game's virtual open universe of about 18 quintillion planets.... >>

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot: What's the difference?

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Amazon has a new Echo lineup with tiered-speaker heights that remind us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta). Amazon makes a cylindrical, internet-connected Bluetooth speaker called Echo, which doubles as your personal, cloud-based assistant,... >>

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will come to Blu-ray and more on this date

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will come to Blu-ray and more on this date

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Disney has announced when Star Wars fans will finally be able to watch The Force Awakens from the comfort of their own homes. During The Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholders meeting, Robert A. Iger, CEO, said the latest installment of the Star... >>

Google Hands Free payments app: What is it and how does it work?

Google Hands Free payments app: What is it and how does it work?

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Google has a new payment app that's separate from Android Pay. Android Pay debuted in May 2015 and began rolling out in the US roughly four months later. It is now averaging 1.5 million new registrations each month. Despite the success of that initiative,... >>

Google will finally roll out Android Pay in the UK this month

Google will finally roll out Android Pay in the UK this month

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Android Pay will soon arrive in the UK. According to The Telegraph, Google will launch Android Pay in the UK by the end of March, following an initial launch in the US in September 2015. It'll work with all NFC-enabled Android devices running KitKat... >>

Huawei P9 leak reveals phone's body and dual-camera system

Huawei P9 leak reveals phone's body and dual-camera system

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The P9 is really starting to take shape now. Although Huawei hasn't yet announced its upcoming P9 flagship smartphone, a massive leak has revealed what it possibly looks like as well as what it might feature in the camera department. VentureBeat's Evan... >>

DJI Phantom 4: The drone that won't crash and sees everything

DJI Phantom 4: The drone that won't crash and sees everything

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One of the world's most recognised drone makers has unveiled its latest quadcopter: The Phantom 4. DJI has described the Phantom 4 as a unibody drone that automatically detects and avoids obstacles as well as shoots sharper video in all directions. It... >>

Google I/O 2016: Here's how and when to get your tickets

Google I/O 2016: Here's how and when to get your tickets

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Google's big developer conference is just around the corner, and so the company has announced when and how you'll be able to attend. Google launched the Google I/O 2016 website with information about the conference, including when you can register, how... >>

Pebble slashes pricing for Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round smartwatches

Pebble slashes pricing for Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round smartwatches

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Pebble needs to keep consumers interested, especially with so many wearables now flooding the market. The smartwatch-maker has therefore announced deep price cuts for two of its smartwatch models. Starting today, you can get the Pebble Time for $149.99... >>

GoPro spent $105 million on these two video-editing apps

GoPro spent $105 million on these two video-editing apps

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No one likes to edit videos. It's tedious and cumbersome and practically any other adjective to describe painstaking. So when GoPro killed several action cams and laid off 7 percent of its workforce after posting disastrous fourth-quarter results earlier... >>

Google now sells Cardboard VR viewer directly through its online store

Google now sells Cardboard VR viewer directly through its online store

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Google has a new Virtual Reality storefront in the Google Store, and one of the first viewers being shown off in the section is none other Google Cardboard. Cardboard released more than a year ago and is nothing more than a do-it-yourself cardboard kit... >>

McDonald's turned its Happy Meal Box into a Cardboard-like VR headset

McDonald's turned its Happy Meal Box into a Cardboard-like VR headset

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Yep. You read that right. McDonald's Happy Meal Boxes have been made into virtual-reality headsets. But don't go rushing over to your nearest Mickey D's just yet, as this promo is limited to one country at the moment (and it's not the US or the UK). Oddly,... >>

Tim Cook on Apple Car: 'It's going to be Christmas Eve for a while'

Tim Cook on Apple Car: 'It's going to be Christmas Eve for a while'

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Is Apple working on a vehicle? Who knows. But the company's CEO has just majorly teased us about it. Although Tim Cook hasn't said much to date about Apple's so-called "Apple Car", for whatever reason he felt more loose-lipped during an annual shareholders... >>

Apple might unveil 4-inch iPhone 5SE as iPhone SE instead in March

Apple might unveil 4-inch iPhone 5SE as iPhone SE instead in March

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Contrary to multiple reports, the next iPhone won't be called iPhone 5SE. Apple is rumoured to unveil a new version of the iPhone 5S at a yet-to-be-confirmed March event. For the last several months, everyone has dubbed this upcoming device the iPhone... >>

Oscars 2016 nominees: Watch all the trailers here

Oscars 2016 nominees: Watch all the trailers here

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Early in January, Hollywood held its breath.. The Academy was getting ready to unleash the Oscars 2016 nominees. Shortlists for all 24 categories are now out, and you can browse them in the gallery above. The categories include the usuals, such as Best... >>

Apple likely won't launch iPad Air 3 but rather smaller iPad Pro in March

Apple likely won't launch iPad Air 3 but rather smaller iPad Pro in March

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Apple isn't introducing an iPad Air 3 at it's yet-to-be-confirmed March event. According to 9to5Mac, Apple will unveil a 9.7-inch iPad, but it'll be branded as iPad Pro rather than iPad Air 3. Sort of how the MacBook Pro line comes in 13-inch and 15-inch... >>

Google DeepMind explained: What is it and how is it tackling AI and health?

Google DeepMind explained: What is it and how is it tackling AI and health?

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Healthcare is about to get a lot smarter. The same Google company that taught a computer how to master the ancient game of Go has just created a new division completely dedicated to solving healthcare issues, and it's kicking things off in the UK with... >>

Roku 4 review: Rock-solid streaming, now in 4K
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Roku 4 review: Rock-solid streaming, now in 4K

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The Roku 4 is the company's updated flagship set-top box with support for 4K (although, bizarrely, it's still not available in the UK). With so many big-name competitors now on the market, such Amazon Fire TV 4K, is it worth paying $130 for this particular... >>

Apple might introduce full Siri integration for Macs this year

Apple might introduce full Siri integration for Macs this year

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The next version of Mac OS X could come with full-on Siri. According to 9to5Mac, Apple is working on a major update to OS X El Capitan called OS X 10.12. It'll likely arrive this autumn with an impressive expansion of Siri capabilities. Siri, which debuted... >>