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Watch Mark Zuckerberg unbox retail Oculus Rift via Facebook livestream

Watch Mark Zuckerberg unbox retail Oculus Rift via Facebook livestream

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The retail version of Oculus Rift just began shipping to consumers, and to celebrate the launch, Mark Zuckerberg is live-streaming himself unboxing the virtual-reality headset while giving a brief breakdown of what to expect. Zuckerberg is the CEO of... >>

Snapchat 'Chat 2.0' adds stickers, audio and video notes, and camera roll access

Snapchat 'Chat 2.0' adds stickers, audio and video notes, and camera roll access

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Snapchat rolls out several smaller updates to its app throughout the year, but every now and then, it surprises us with something major. Today, for instance, it upgraded the app's chat experience to something described as "Chat 2.0". Here's what you need... >>

Watch Oculus VR's founder deliver the first Rift to a developer in Alaska

Watch Oculus VR's founder deliver the first Rift to a developer in Alaska

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One lucky developer got to receive the first consumer version of Oculus Rift from Luckey himself.  Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR, tweeted a photo of a boxed Rift bundle last week to notify the world the "first Oculus Rift has shipped" and that... >>

Sony PS4.5 might arrive with support for 4K games ahead of PSVR launch

Sony PS4.5 might arrive with support for 4K games ahead of PSVR launch

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It looks like that 4K version of the PS4 will arrive sooner rather than later. Kotaku reported earlier this month that Sony has been developing a PS4 with more graphical power so that games can run at 4K resolution. It might not be an entirely new console... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active confirmed by Samsung, but not officially

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active confirmed by Samsung, but not officially

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It looks like Samsung is definitely readying a rugged version of its latest flagship - just like it's done in past years. According to Venture Beat's Evan Blass, a listing for the Samsung Level app, which was recently updated in the Google Play Store,... >>

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?

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Reports from last year suggested Dr Dre would soon star in Apple's first original TV series, a somewhat-autobiographical drama called Vital Signs, but now we're hearing that another Hip-Hop star, Will.i.am, is set to star in the company's first major... >>

Atari Vault PC bundle with 100 classic Atari 2600 games is now on Steam

Atari Vault PC bundle with 100 classic Atari 2600 games is now on Steam

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Atari diehards can go ahead and lose their minds now. The games publisher has rounded up 100 classic Atari 2600 games into a single title called Atari Vault and just released it on Steam for PC gamers. The bundle was first announced in January. It costs... >>

The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries start 28 March

The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries start 28 March

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OMG. If you were among the lucky few to pre-order the Oculus Rift in January, you'll be beyond happy to know that it should finally arrive on your doorstep by the end of the month. We're not kidding. Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR, has tweeted a... >>

Snapchat might soon let you add Bitstrips to photos and videos

Snapchat might soon let you add Bitstrips to photos and videos

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Snapchat is looking for new ways to spruce up its app. According to Fortune, Snapchat just bought the company behind the Bitmoji app for around $100 million. The app basically lets you create an avatar or comic of yourself, and then you can share that... >>

Google might be making an Amazon Echo-like device for the home

Google might be making an Amazon Echo-like device for the home

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Amazon Echo has been getting so much attention lately that Amazon decided to launch new models of the connected speaker last month, and now Google apparently thinks it can do better or at least steal some of the spotlight away. According to The Information,... >>

Apple Pay might soon let you pay for goods from mobile websites

Apple Pay might soon let you pay for goods from mobile websites

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Apple plans to integrate its mobile wallet into the Safari browser by late 2016. According to Re/Code, the Cupertino-based giant wants to give Apple Pay users the ability to make purchases from websites while using their iPhones or iPads. Apple will therefore... >>

Pebble lays off 25 per cent of entire staff, says 'money is tight'

Pebble lays off 25 per cent of entire staff, says 'money is tight'

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Pebble is having trouble finding its place in a niche market full of big players, and because of that, about 40 employees are getting the axe. The smartwatch-maker told TechInsider that it is laying off about 25 per cent of its staff. CEO Eric Migicovsky... >>

Twitter is testing colourful photo stickers so that you'll tweet more

Twitter is testing colourful photo stickers so that you'll tweet more

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In an attempt to spruce things up a bit, Twitter is testing a new sticker feature. According to Re/Code, Facebook is letting some users add colourful decals to their photos. Twitter user @XBLFoxes even shared a screenshot with one such sticker, and from... >>

Pornhub now streams VR adult films and is giving away VR viewers

Pornhub now streams VR adult films and is giving away VR viewers

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Virtual reality just got more, um, exciting for some people. One of the most-visited and contentious websites in the world has announced it is finally embracing the 360-degree technology. It's Pornhub.com, an adult entertainment website, which gets over... >>

Sony's Life Space UX smarthome range: What is it and when can you buy it?

Sony's Life Space UX smarthome range: What is it and when can you buy it?

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Sony in 2014 unveiled an ambitious concept called Life Space UX, with the purpose of transforming a typical room in your house into a smart space for exceptional, even interactive experiences. The company showed Pocket-lint at CES 2014 in Las Vegas a... >>

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

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Let's be real here: Vine is addicting. You open the mobile app or go to the website, thinking you'll only watch a few video clips, and then suddenly it is two hours later. So, what makes Twitter's 6-second video service so addictive? The Viners. The talent... >>

Best Google Cardboard rivals: Which cheap VR headset should you buy?

Best Google Cardboard rivals: Which cheap VR headset should you buy?

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Not everyone is willing to commit to the high price tags of the Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR or HTC Vive. If you consider yourself among that cautious crowd, you'll be glad to learn there are other, affordable VR headsets available. In fact, these alternatives... >>

Vizio's new TV and speaker lineup come with Google Cast and an Android tablet

Vizio's new TV and speaker lineup come with Google Cast and an Android tablet

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Vizio is known in the US for making affordable televisions, and it's just launched a new series that not only continues legacy but also packs all the latest tech inside, including built-in support for Google's Chromecast. The new 2016 P Series starts... >>

Apple March event: 9 headlines you probably missed

Apple March event: 9 headlines you probably missed

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You've probably heard by now that Apple introduced a budget iPhone as well as a more portable iPad Pro during its March event, but beyond those two new devices, it also announced software updates, an Apple Watch price drop, new accessories and programmes,... >>

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

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Apple is done holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it unveiled a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands alongside a price drop for its wearable. Apple revealed it will now... >>

See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event

See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event

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Apple has just finished holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it announced a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and a price drop for the Apple Watch. You can watch the entire show unfold for yourself... >>

Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro with Retina display announced, preorder 24 March

Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro with Retina display announced, preorder 24 March

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Apple is now holding its spring event in California - where it just announced the "second member of the iPad Pro family". Phil Schiller, the the senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, took the stage to unveil a follow-up to the monster... >>

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

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Apple wants to turn iPhones from across the world into devices that collect scientific data for medical research. Back in March 2015 the Cupertino company introduced ResearchKit during its Spring Forward event, following that up a year later with the... >>

Apple shows off iOS 9.3 features like Night Shift, updated CarPlay, Notes and more

Apple shows off iOS 9.3 features like Night Shift, updated CarPlay, Notes and more

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Apple has shown off its latest iOS 9.3 update and the most notable thing about it is a new Night Shift feature. Night Shift is basically a night mode for iOS devices, as it reduces the amount of blue light iPhones and iPads emit during the evening... >>

Apple drops Apple Watch price, unveils new watch bands and more

Apple drops Apple Watch price, unveils new watch bands and more

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Apple is now holding its spring event in California - where it just announced a new price for the Apple Watch along with fresh accessories for the year-old wrist wearable. Starting with the new watch accessories, Apple said it is coming out with a new... >>