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Flow is a new automation tool just like IFTTT - but Microsoft made it

Flow is a new automation tool just like IFTTT - but Microsoft made it

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Microsoft made an IFTTT-like tool. Unfortunately, it's not quite ready to debut. IFTTT, also known as If This Then That, is a popular tool that allows you to connect web services to get things done in an automated manner. For instance, you could implement... >>

Will.i.am's Dial smartwatch is now available for preorder through Three

Will.i.am's Dial smartwatch is now available for preorder through Three

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Will.i.am, the musician who has spent a lot of time and money making ill-conceived tech products, is launching pre-orders for his second smartwatch called the Dial exclusively through Three in the UK. Dial is a voice-activated wearable that runs on an... >>

Periscope now lets you sketch on live streams, and here's how

Periscope now lets you sketch on live streams, and here's how

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Not to be outdone by Snapchat and now Facebook, Periscope has added a live-sketching feature to its iOS app. With this new feature, which Twitter-owned Periscope began testing in early April and has only recently launched for all users of its iOS app,... >>

Echo is so popular Amazon can’t make enough of the speaker

Echo is so popular Amazon can’t make enough of the speaker

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Amazon has said it is struggling to keep up with demand for its voice-activated speaker system despite its best efforts. The company has posted fiscal first-quarter earnings, reporting net revenue of $29.1 billion, whereas this time last year it recorded... >>

Facebook finally launches FB, IG, and Messenger apps for Windows 10

Facebook finally launches FB, IG, and Messenger apps for Windows 10

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Facebook has finally embraced Windows 10 - roughly 8 months after Microsoft launched the platform. The social network has developed and now launched Windows 10 apps for Facebook and Messenger on desktop. You can access the Facebook app from the Start... >>

Motorola is holding an event in May, possibly for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus

Motorola is holding an event in May, possibly for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has sent invites to the media for an event in India, where the company is expected to unveil two new smartphones. The event will be held in New Delhi on 17 May, and it will likely be for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones.... >>

Facebook is killing it: 1.5 billion monthly active users log on from mobile devices

Facebook is killing it: 1.5 billion monthly active users log on from mobile devices

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Facebook has posted its first-quarter results for 2016, and it's clear from the report that the company is absolutely killing it. Revenues for the period that ended on 31 March hit $5.4 billion, up 57 per cent from the year-ago quarter, when Facebook... >>

HTC likely making Google's next Nexus devices, M1 (Marlin) and S1 (Sailfish)

HTC likely making Google's next Nexus devices, M1 (Marlin) and S1 (Sailfish)

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We now know which company might be making Google's next Android N devices and what they're internally called, thanks to two new reports. Evan Blass, who often writes for Venture Beat and is a well-known leakster, has claimed that Google's next Nexus... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Schematics leak shows phone design with dual cameras

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Schematics leak shows phone design with dual cameras

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Apple might have three phones to unveil this autumn, including a Pro edition of the iPhone 7 with a dual-lens camera setup and no headphone jack, according to recently-leaked design schematics. Last month, an image surfaced showing a new 5.5-inch flagship... >>

BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg: New renders show midrange Android phones

BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg: New renders show midrange Android phones

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5 May update: Leaked images recently appeared online claiming to show the upcoming BlackBerry Hamburg and Rome handsets, but it's now been made clear that those images were not leaked from BlackBerry itself but instead renders created by someone who claims... >>

You can now control your Android TV with this iPhone app

You can now control your Android TV with this iPhone app

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Google has quietly launched a new iPhone app for Android TV.  Television manufacturers like Sony and Sharp make Android TV sets. These are TVs running the Android smart TV platform developed by Google. It was announced in 2014 and is the successor... >>

FilmStruck is TCM and Criterion's new streaming service launching this year

FilmStruck is TCM and Criterion's new streaming service launching this year

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This autumn will see the launch of yet another movie-streaming service, though this one is unique because it'll be all about the oldies. According to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, Turner Classic Movies, an American cable network known... >>

Here’s what the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX cordless buds look like

Here’s what the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX cordless buds look like

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Samsung is getting ready to bulk its Gear line of products. The company is working on a follow-up to 2014's Gear Fit tracking band, and it's developed an entirely new device called Gear IconX. That last bit is actually a pair of cordless buds. Thanks... >>

Apple posts a decline in revenue after only selling 51 million iPhones in Q2

Apple posts a decline in revenue after only selling 51 million iPhones in Q2

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For the first time in 13 years, Apple didn't grow. The company has posted its Q2 2016 results. It brought in $50.6 billion in revenue and $10.5 billion in profits during the period that ended 31 March. In the year-ago quarter, it had $58 billion in... >>

HTC has a new mid-range phone in Europe: the 5-inch One S9

HTC has a new mid-range phone in Europe: the 5-inch One S9

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HTC has quietly unveiled a new smartphone, to everyone's surprise. The unexpected phone is called the HTC One S9, and it was first discovered on the Taiwanese company's German site. It is definitely a One-branded device in not only name but also design,... >>

Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

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Google has launched a new line of watchbands called Mode. The idea behind Mode is pretty straightforward: Google wanted to offer different styles of watch straps that are easy to snap on or swap out whenever your little heart desires. The first collection... >>

Sonos now works with Amazon Prime Music properly

Sonos now works with Amazon Prime Music properly

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After several months of offering the service as part of a beta test period, Sonos now officially plays Amazon Prime Music content. If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, the updated, full release application now gives you access to the entire collection... >>

Facebook is working on a standalone camera app for live streaming

Facebook is working on a standalone camera app for live streaming

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Facebook doesn't have a good track record when it comes to standalone apps, but that isn't stopping it from going back to the drawing board. According to The Wall Street Journal, a team of Facebook engineers in London are working on a standalone camera... >>

Apple Watch 2 might pack cellular data connectivity, faster processor

Apple Watch 2 might pack cellular data connectivity, faster processor

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Apple is working on the Apple Watch 2 and reportedly planning to add at least two things that'll make the new watch stand out from its predecessor. Apple unveiled its original smartwatch, called Apple Watch, in September 2014, but it didn't begin shipping... >>

Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices

Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices

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Google has updated Gmail for Android with support for Microsoft Exchange. Stop wondering whether Gmail for Android already supported Exchange, because it did... but only on Nexus devices. The new update, which is available in the latest version of the... >>

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, otherwise known as China's Apple, is about to launch the second version of its very affordable wristband. Called the Mi Band 2, it's expected to be a follow-up to the Mi Band, Xiaomi's original wristband that only... >>

Microsoft’s Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone is now out

Microsoft’s Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone is now out

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After a closed beta earlier this month, the Microsoft Garage team has released Word Flow for iPhone. The team revealed earlier this year that it is porting the Windows Word Flow phone keyboard to iOS, and later reports claimed it would feature a new one-handed... >>

You can now try Windows Ink, and here's how

You can now try Windows Ink, and here's how

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Those of you who love to use a stylus with a touchscreen Windows 10 device will be glad to know you can now try a new experience that'll completely change the way you input - so long as you're fine with beta testing. The new experience is called Windows... >>

Minecraft-maker Mojang just released this free strategy game on Steam

Minecraft-maker Mojang just released this free strategy game on Steam

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Microsoft-owned Mojang has surprised everyone by simultaneously announcing and releasing a new game. The Swedish game studio, which Microsoft acquired in 2014 for about $2.5 billion, has a new title called Crown and Council, as well as a new launch trailer... >>

Chinese search giant Baidu is forming a self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

Chinese search giant Baidu is forming a self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

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Baidu is giving people another reason to call it the Google of China; it's investing deeply in a Silicon Valley self-driving car team. Baidu said last December that it had 657 million monthly active users conducting mobile searches, effectively solidifying... >>