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Valve's Knuckles VR controllers will track each of your fingers

Valve's Knuckles VR controllers will track each of your fingers

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Valve’s new controllers for SteamVR have shipped to developers.Called Knuckles, the controllers are still in the prototype phase, but Valve has now revealed several details about how they work. For instance, to use them, you slide your hand into the... >>

What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe and how does it work?

What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe and how does it work?

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Amazon has launched a new service: Prime Wardrobe.It follows the Amazon Echo Look, a new type of Alexa-enabled device for those who have an interest in fashion. The device allows you to take a photo of your outfit and then get recommendations on what... >>

LG might launch its next LG V30 smartphone in September at IFA

LG might launch its next LG V30 smartphone in September at IFA

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LG is working on another flagship. It'll be the successor to the LG V20. And it's supposedly going to debut this autumn.A report from Korean media outlet ETNews has claimed that LG will unveil the LG V30 at the IFA annual trade show in Berlin, Germany.... >>

Harman's £200 JBL Pulse 3 launches with 360 sound and a LED lightshow

Harman's £200 JBL Pulse 3 launches with 360 sound and a LED lightshow

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Samsung-owned Harman is bringing its JBL Pulse 3 to Europe.First unveiled at CES 2017, the Bluetooth speaker made headlines because of its built-in lightshow. Harman's JBL brand also ditched the mesh grill on previous Pulse speakers and used a durable... >>

Sony might use 6-inch LCD screen with 2:1 ratio on next Xperia phone

Sony might use 6-inch LCD screen with 2:1 ratio on next Xperia phone

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Sony's future Xperia smartphone could feature a 6-inch display panel with a 2:1 aspect ratio.The company's joint venture, Japan Display Inc, has begun mass production of a 1080p Full Active LTPS LCD display with a 2:1 aspect ratio. It is a 6-inch display... >>

Andy Rubin-backed Owl Labs' new 360-degree camera looks like an owl

Andy Rubin-backed Owl Labs' new 360-degree camera looks like an owl

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You know what could make 360-degree conferencing cams more interesting? Make them look like owls.Owl Labs, a startup that's backed by Playground Ventures, the firm from Andy Rubin, who is the creator of Android, has been working on a standalone video... >>

This Microsoft app uses Cortana tech to add voice dictation to Office

This Microsoft app uses Cortana tech to add voice dictation to Office

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Ever wish you could just say your essay aloud and have Microsoft Word write it out for you?Well, now you can, with a new app called Dictate. Microsoft has released the add-in for not only Word, but also Outlook and Powerpoint. It uses Cortana's speech-recognition... >>

We've reached peak fidget spinner, thanks to Google

We've reached peak fidget spinner, thanks to Google

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If you've managed to avoid fidget spinners thus far - whatever you do, don't Google the word "spinner".The fidget spinner craze, which swept the world this spring, may finally seem like its on the way out, but that doesn't mean it's too late for Google... >>

Mozilla releases its Firefox Focus ad-blocking browser for Android users

Mozilla releases its Firefox Focus ad-blocking browser for Android users

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Following a release for iPhone and iPad users last year, Firefox Focus is now available for Android users.Mozilla now offers a privacy-focused browser, called Firefox Focus, in addition to the Firefox browser that's been around for years. You can now... >>

Lenovo showed off a crazy rollable laptop concept with a flexible screen

Lenovo showed off a crazy rollable laptop concept with a flexible screen

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We've all heard that flexible smartphones are the future. But what about laptops?At an event in New York on 20 June, Lenovo presented what it believes will be the future of personalised computing: a rollable laptop with a flexible display. Called Lenovo... >>

Facebook Pride reaction: Here's how to get that rainbow flag 'like' button

Facebook Pride reaction: Here's how to get that rainbow flag 'like' button

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Have you noticed recently that some people can respond to Facebook posts with rainbow flag 'likes'?This new type of 'like' button is actually called the Pride reaction. In June, Facebook launched a set of features to celebrate Pride month, including the... >>

Microsoft Office is now available in the Windows Store for the first time

Microsoft Office is now available in the Windows Store for the first time

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If you bought the new Surface Laptop, you can now grab Office 365 for free from Microsoft's Windows Store.When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop recently, it glossed over a major announcement about Microsoft Office; You see, the Surface Laptop runs... >>

Amazon's voice-ordering Dash Wand is now almost free for Prime users

Amazon's voice-ordering Dash Wand is now almost free for Prime users

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If you live in the US and subscribe to Amazon Prime, you can now get the Dash Wand for free (or almost free, anyway).Amazon in 2014 unveiled a Wi-Fi wand with a built-in microphone and barcode scanner. Called Dash, it looked like a Nintendo Wii remote,... >>

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here

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Imagine an Amazon Go - but on wheels.Swedish startup Wheelys has come up with a cashier-less, driver-less store called Moby Mart. But unlike Amazon Go, which is stationary and based in Seattle, Moby Mart is now cruising down the streets of Shanghai.... >>

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

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Apple is trying to streamline home automation.In other words: Apple wants to make it easier for smart accessories - like Philips Hue lights, Wink lights, and other smart speakers, thermostats, detectors, plugs, blinds, locks, sensors, etc - to communicate,... >>

New iPhones will feature wireless charging, Apple supplier confirms

New iPhones will feature wireless charging, Apple supplier confirms

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Two major features coming to Apple's next iPhones have been revealed by Apple's own manufacturer in India.Wistron, which Apple recently began working with in an effort to keep prices down, confirmed that Apple's next-generation iPhone models will be waterproof... >>

Microsoft Surface Laptop: How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S

Microsoft Surface Laptop: How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S

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Microsoft has a new Surface device, the Surface Laptop, which comes running Windows 10 S out of the box.The thing about Windows 10 S is that it is designed to run Windows Store apps only. If you've bought the Surface Laptop, you may want to consider upgrading... >>

Did Google hire Apple's chip designer to make chips for Pixel 2?

Did Google hire Apple's chip designer to make chips for Pixel 2?

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Future Pixel phones might feature custom, Google-designed chips.According to Variety, Google has hired Manu Gulati, an Apple micro-architect. He worked at Apple on chip development for about eight years, but his LinkedIn profile shows he just joined... >>

Instagram adds archiving: How to hide your old, heavily filtered photos

Instagram adds archiving: How to hide your old, heavily filtered photos

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Remember when you first started using Instagram?You probably loved to play around with several filters, maybe add a border, then sprinkle in a vignette effect, and top the whole thing off with a dozen hashtags before pushing out your photo for all to... >>

Waymo killed its adorable self-driving cars to focus on minivans

Waymo killed its adorable self-driving cars to focus on minivans

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You know those cute Waymo cars - the ones that are the size of golf carts? Well, don't expect to see them on the road again.Waymo is a self-driving car company that began at Google but was recently spun off by Google's parent company, Alphabet. The unit... >>

Amazon Alexa calling: How to block calls and messages to your Echo

Amazon Alexa calling: How to block calls and messages to your Echo

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Amazon has catered to the privacy-conscious by adding a new blocking feature to its Alexa calling service.Amazon Alexa calling, introduced by Amazon in May, was criticised by some for not giving users a way to block calls and messages. In other words,... >>

Apple Business Chat in iOS 11: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Business Chat in iOS 11: What is it and how does it work?

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Apple is adding a major new feature to its iMessage app in iOS 11.On Apple's Developer site, there is a new section outlining the feature, called Business Chat, even though Business Chat wasn't directly mentioned by Apple during its WWDC 2017 keynote... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2017) vs MacBook Pro (2015): What's the difference?

Apple MacBook Pro (2017) vs MacBook Pro (2015): What's the difference?

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Apple's new MacBook Pro arrived in October 2016, with a Touch Bar in place of function keys and a hefty price tag. It was then updated in June 2017 with new specs, as was the MacBook Air, while the company also announced new iMacs.Before you spend all... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2017) vs Apple MacBook Air: What's the difference?

Apple MacBook Pro (2017) vs Apple MacBook Air: What's the difference?

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Apple hasn't officially killed the MacBook Air yet, but it hasn't redesigned it recently either, choosing to give it a slight bump in specs at WWDC in June only, which it also did to the newer MacBook Pros.There are six Apple MacBook laptops to choose... >>

These are the best iOS 11 features Apple didn't announce

These are the best iOS 11 features Apple didn't announce

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Apple packed so much stuff into its WWDC 2017 keynote that many awesome features in iOS 11 weren't even mentioned.During the two-hour presentation at the mostly-annual developers conference, CEO Tim Cook and other Apple executives barely unveiled the... >>

Pokemon Go announces real-life worldwide events for anniversary

Pokemon Go announces real-life worldwide events for anniversary

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Pokemon Go is set to take over the world again.Last year, Pokemon Go exploded onto the scene and became a massive hit overnight. People in almost every country downloaded the app and took to the streets to catch 'em all. Now, one year later, in an effort... >>

OnePlus confirms OnePlus 5 design and camera with official image

OnePlus confirms OnePlus 5 design and camera with official image

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OnePlus doesn't care about keeping its next phone under wraps.The company is set to announce the OnePlus 5 in less than two weeks, but we already know a lot about the phone through leaks. And now, thanks to OnePlus, we even what it looks like. Sure, a... >>

Do these leaked iPhone 8 drawings reveal the phone's final design?

Do these leaked iPhone 8 drawings reveal the phone's final design?

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With all the excitement of WWDC 2017, you may have momentarily forgotten Apple is also working on new iPhones.We've seen several leaks on Apple’s next-generation iPhones at this point. Rumors about the iPhone 8, iPhone 7S, and iPhone 7S Plus have been... >>

Apple made a pair of sneakers once and now you can buy them

Apple made a pair of sneakers once and now you can buy them

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How much would you pay for a pair of really old sneakers - better yet, Apple-branded sneakers?Private collectibles vendor Heritage Auctions has published a new auction listing, and the starting price isn't exactly cheap. It plans to auction off a pair... >>

Is this the OnePlus 5? Phone design revealed in super-clear image

Is this the OnePlus 5? Phone design revealed in super-clear image

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We now know what the OnePlus 5 looks like - the top half, at least.On the same day OnePlus announced it will soon unveil its next flagship, the OnePlus 5, which follows the OnePlus 3T from last year, Android Police has published a render of the phone,... >>

MacOS High Sierra: What's in the new software for your Mac?

MacOS High Sierra: What's in the new software for your Mac?

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The next version of MacOS is official.While at its mostly-annual developers conference, Apple announced and previewed MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system, which released last year for Macs. Although the update won't... >>

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 4?

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 4?

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Apple has announced the latest version of WatchOS.Called WatchOS 4, it'll replace WatchOS 3 and is meant for Apple Watch. It debuted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2017. It's a significant update that brings new watch faces, including... >>

Apple WWDC 2017: All the announcements that matter

Apple WWDC 2017: All the announcements that matter

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WWDC 2017 has begun, and we've covered the announcements here.Apple puts on a mostly-annual developers conference in California to showcase new software, software updates, and - sometimes - technologies that developers can leverage in order to make their... >>

Apple introduces a new iPad Pro with a larger 10.5-inch screen

Apple introduces a new iPad Pro with a larger 10.5-inch screen

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Apple has kicked off WWDC 2017, where it just announced a slew of updates to its products, such as a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro.This iPad follows another new iPad from earlier this year. Called iPad, that device is 9.7 inches. It replaced the iPad Air 2 and... >>

Apple Glasses AR headset: What's the story so far?

Apple Glasses AR headset: What's the story so far?

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Apple could be gearing up to enter the augmented reality headset market with the launch of Apple Glasses and they could be announced at WWDC 2017. We're going with the name Apple Glasses for now, but the codename is thought to be Project Mirrorshade... >>

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses

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Snapchat's parent company Snap makes a pair of smart glasses you can use to capture snaps.These glasses, called Snap Spectacles, come with two mini cameras situated on the side of each eyepiece. They can record small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds,... >>

Alphabet’s Waymo moves on from cars, now testing self-driving trucks

Alphabet’s Waymo moves on from cars, now testing self-driving trucks

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Waymo is getting into trucks now.Waymo is a self-driving car company that Alphabet spun off from Google. You can read all about Waymo in our in-depth guide here. The company has been building on software and sensor technology originally developed in... >>

Samsung made a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed Galaxy S8

Samsung made a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed Galaxy S8

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Samsung never misses a prime marketing opportunity.The company has announced you can get a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed version of the Galaxy S8. This isn't the first time Samsung has teamed up with Hollywood to recreate special-edition versions of... >>

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

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For those who don't already know, Snapchat's parent company Snap sells its own Google Glass-style pair of sunglasses. They're a bit more basic than Google's defunct headset or other augmented-reality devices, but they're certainly striking. The idea... >>

Misfit now lets you fully customise your wearable before you buy it

Misfit now lets you fully customise your wearable before you buy it

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Remember Moto Maker? Well, Misfit has a similar tool for its devices.Motorola launched an online tool in 2013 that allowed customers to customise the look of their Moto X phones. We reviewed it and loved the experience. Now, taking a page from Motorola's... >>

All-new Skype: What's changed and why is it better?

All-new Skype: What's changed and why is it better?

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Microsoft bought Skype nearly six years ago, and to be honest, it feels like the service hasn't changed much since.Sure, it's moved from a peer-to-peer service to the cloud, and it’s rolled out some design changes and features, such as free group video... >>

Best of Computex 2017: The top 5 tech products on show

Best of Computex 2017: The top 5 tech products on show

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Pocket-lint has been scouring the show floor at Computex 2017 in order to find the very best products.The Taipai-based show started on 30 May, and ever since then, we've been gleaning through the press conferences and more to determine what's noteworthy.... >>

What is Samsung Connect Home and how does it work?

What is Samsung Connect Home and how does it work?

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Our homes are filled with connected devices, and yet, many people lack basic connectivity while at home.To address this problem, Samsung is introducing a new product: Samsung Connect Home. It describes it as a "premium router and IoT hub in one", with... >>

Lenovo unveils Moto Z2 Play phone with four new Moto Mods

Lenovo unveils Moto Z2 Play phone with four new Moto Mods

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has made the Moto Z2 Play official. It's the latest modular smartphone from the company, compatible with Moto Mods accessories.Motorola introduced the Moto Z Play last August; a chunkier, battery-laden mid-range version of the top-spec... >>

Bamboo Sketch and Ink are Wacom's new styluses for iOS and Windows 10

Bamboo Sketch and Ink are Wacom's new styluses for iOS and Windows 10

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Wacom has announced new pricey, precision styluses specifically for iOS and Windows 10 devices.The first one, called the Bamboo Sketch, works similar to other styluses, meaning it allows you to draw and sketch on both an iPad and iPhone through a Bluetooth... >>

Gear VR now supports Chromecast: Here's how to stream VR to your TV

Gear VR now supports Chromecast: Here's how to stream VR to your TV

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Oculus has added Chromecast support to the Samsung Gear VR headset.That means, if you own a Gear VR, you will be able to use Chromecast to stream (or "cast") your virtual reality experience to your TV so that your friends or whoever else is nearby can... >>

Apple has begun production of its Siri speaker, should release this year

Apple has begun production of its Siri speaker, should release this year

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Amazon is supposedly working on a Siri-powered speaker, and according to a new report, it's now in production.Apple plans to go after both Amazon Echo and Google Home with its own assistant-enabled speaker. There have been several leaks and reports about... >>

Lenovo will unveil its 'next bold phone' on 1 June, likely Moto Z2 Play

Lenovo will unveil its 'next bold phone' on 1 June, likely Moto Z2 Play

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Lenovo is gifting us with a new Moto smartphone tomorrow.The company's Motorola Canada Twitter account has teased it will announce its “next bold phone" on Thursday. The tweet includes a GIF of a woman who looks straight out of the 80s. Is it a clue... >>

Computex 2017: All the announcements that matter

Computex 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Computex 2017 is officially underway.Companies use the annual Taipei, Taiwan-based technology trade show to show off their latest PC products and components. Last year, everything seemed to be related to virtual reality, with several brands unveiling... >>

Essential made an Amazon Echo-like device called Home, coming soon

Essential made an Amazon Echo-like device called Home, coming soon

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Essential made more than a new Android phone. It also made Home.Essential is a new startup headed by Android co-founder Andy Rubin. The company has been teasing for a while that it had some major announcements in store for 30 May, and while many assumed... >>