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Facebook's Notify notification app: What is it and how does it work?

Facebook's Notify notification app: What is it and how does it work?

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If you hate recieving push notifications on your lock screen, Facebook's latest app is not for you. The app, called Notify, is all about delivering notifications directly to your lock screen. But these notifications are tailored to your interests, with... >>

Apple iPad Pro: When and where can you buy it?

Apple iPad Pro: When and where can you buy it?

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Apple's mighty iPad Pro is finally available to buy. The 12.9-inch tablet and its new accessories are available to order online from Wednesday 11 November with shop appearances later in the week. Wednesday also happens to be Singles Day in China (the... >>

Valve's first Steam Machine gaming PCs and Steam Controller are now for sale

Valve's first Steam Machine gaming PCs and Steam Controller are now for sale

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Valve first announced its assault on the living room more years ago, with its Steam Machine console concept, and now the first wave of devices have finally become available for purchase. Valve, which is a video game developer that makes SteamOS (a Linux-based... >>

Tumblr adds instant messaging: Here's how the threaded conversations work

Tumblr adds instant messaging: Here's how the threaded conversations work

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Tumblr just updated in a big way that allows users to engage with each other in real-time and on a threaded, one-on-one basis. It has launched an instant messaging feature across the Android, iOS, and web versions of its service. Unfortunately, it is... >>

Apple Music has arrived on Android

Apple Music has arrived on Android

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Android users just got access to another streaming service. But it's not any old streaming service. It's Apple Music. Apple, which only just launched its first Android app in September, has expanded Apple Music to the Google Play Store, meaning you can... >>

These Revols earbuds will mold to your ear shape in 60 secs for a custom fit

These Revols earbuds will mold to your ear shape in 60 secs for a custom fit

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Oh. Em. Gee. There's this new project on Kickstarter that could change our lives - well, ears actually - forever. It's for a pair of quick-fit earbuds called Revols, and what makes them so interesting is that they can speedily conform to your ears to... >>

Apple iPad Pro release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Apple iPad Pro release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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With the tablet market in decline, Apple had to get creative. It therefore introduced a new iPad that offers something different. During the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus event in September 2015, the company launched its most powerful and priciest iPad... >>

Facebook Music Stories: What are they and how do they work?

Facebook Music Stories: What are they and how do they work?

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Facebook has rolled out a new feature called Music Stories. It allows you to sample 30-second clips directly from your news feed, among other things. At launch, the feature works with services like Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify. The whole idea is that... >>

Google buys Fly Labs with plans to fold its video-editing tech into Google Photos

Google buys Fly Labs with plans to fold its video-editing tech into Google Photos

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Google has acquired Fly Labs, with the purpose of bulking up Google Photos. Fly Labs developed four video-editing apps for iOS, and the team behind those apps is now going to work for Google Photos: "It's a perfect match for what we built at Fly Labs,... >>

International Star Wars Episode VII trailer is out and packed with new footage

International Star Wars Episode VII trailer is out and packed with new footage

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We've seen three full trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and we weren't supposed to get any more new footage after those, but director JJ Abrams has just released a second cut of the latest trailer in Japan, and rather surprisingly, it includes... >>

Activision Blizzard to make Call of Duty movies, with launch of new film studio

Activision Blizzard to make Call of Duty movies, with launch of new film studio

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Video game publisher Activision has been a busy bee as of late. Days after it bought Candy Crush maker King.com for $5.9 billion, it has announced a new production arm, called Activision Blizzard Studios, with the purpose of developing film and TV content... >>

BlackBerry Priv official: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

BlackBerry Priv official: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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BlackBerry took an usual approach to launching the Priv. Following a run of rumours and leaks, the company confirmed its plans, before drip-feeding information, supplying official photos, and talking openly about the new handset. It's now officially launched,... >>

YouTube now supports VR vids with Cardboard, adds theater experience

YouTube now supports VR vids with Cardboard, adds theater experience

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YouTube is fully embracing virtual reality, as of today. YouTube has long offered 360-degree videos, in which you can pan around and watch and feel like you're in the middle of the action, though it's not the same as strapping on an immersive VR headset... >>

HTC copies and makes fun of Apple commercial in latest ad for iPhone clone

HTC copies and makes fun of Apple commercial in latest ad for iPhone clone

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Oh, HTC. Your latest iPhone-bashing advert is just too much. There is no denying that the HTC One A9 looks a lot like Apple's iPhone, even though HTC has repeatedly said it came up with the original phone design first. Well, in an effort to hammer home... >>

PuzzlePhone is a modular phone from Finland that looks to take on Project Ara

PuzzlePhone is a modular phone from Finland that looks to take on Project Ara

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Not everyone is interested in buying the latest Apple iPhone or Samsung device every single year. In fact, some people really want to buy a smartphone that will sustain them and still be usuable for years to come. But there's nothing on the market for... >>

Luma Wi-Fi router has parental controls so you'll see the sites your kids visit

Luma Wi-Fi router has parental controls so you'll see the sites your kids visit

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We're suckers for cute marketing videos, and we've just spotted a new one for what looks to be a fancy-yet-creepy router called Luma. Let's back up for a second and talk about Wi-Fi. For years, we've all bought a single Wi-Fi router, stuck it in our home... >>

Amazon UK now offers same-day delivery to Prime customers in London

Amazon UK now offers same-day delivery to Prime customers in London

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Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, Amazon has bulked up its Prime subscription service in the UK. It now offers free same-day delivery. You of course have to pay the company's £79 annual membership to get the perk. Also, in order for your... >>

Cortana for iOS: Here's how to get early access to Microsoft's new app

Cortana for iOS: Here's how to get early access to Microsoft's new app

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Microsoft's personal assistant feature, Cortana, is coming to iPhone, and you'll be able to start testing soon. Microsoft wants iPhone users to try an early version of Cortana for iOS. It's been internally testing the app for six months internally and... >>

Apple Car: What's the story so far on Project Titan?

Apple Car: What's the story so far on Project Titan?

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You've heard the rumours by now: forget about waiting for Apple to revolutionise the living room by launching a magical HDTV set straight from your dreams, because it's now trying to innovate in the automobile sector. That's right. Apple is working on... >>

Hiku's Amazon Dash-like gadget lets you scan goods to grocery lists, shop from home

Hiku's Amazon Dash-like gadget lets you scan goods to grocery lists, shop from home

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Neat gadgets that make life easier are everything... especially if they take something tedious, such as grocery shopping, and turn it into something fun, streamlined, and convenient. And a new device called Hiku aims to do just that. Earlier this year,... >>

Huawei Watch finally goes on sale in the UK, starts at £289

Huawei Watch finally goes on sale in the UK, starts at £289

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We recently reviewed the Huawei Watch and determined it is one of the most beautiful Android Wear watches you can buy today, and if you agree, you'll be glad to know that it has just launched in the UK. You can now buy the stylish Huawei Watch from... >>

You can now pre-order a Bluetooth physical keyboard just for typing emoji

You can now pre-order a Bluetooth physical keyboard just for typing emoji

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Rejoice, emoji lovers! There's a new physical keyboard available that's made just for you... EmojiWorks, an Austin-based company, has unveiled a physical keyboard in which each key features as many as three emojis. You can of course use the keyboard for... >>

Nexus 6P review: The best Nexus device to date
4.5 stars

Nexus 6P review: The best Nexus device to date

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This year we've had not one but two Nexus phones. The Nexus 5X, manufactured by LG, is the smaller of the bloatware-free Android devices, but while we liked that handset, it just doesn't really stand-out beyond the current mid-range market. But don't... >>

That insanely boring iTunes Agreement has been made into a comic book

That insanely boring iTunes Agreement has been made into a comic book

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Terms and Conditions agreements are the worst. No one likes to read them - especially Apple's agreement for iTunes - unless, of course, you're like a lawyer or something. But the rest of us mere mortals can't be bothered. We sigh, roll our eyes, scroll... >>

First official trailer for Warcraft film has arrived: Watch the teaser here

First official trailer for Warcraft film has arrived: Watch the teaser here

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Warcraft, the epic fantasy game series, is becoming a live-action Hollywood movie, and the first teaser trailer for that film is already out. The film, which was adapted and directed by Duncan Jones, who also directed 2009's Moon, is expect to premiere... >>