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Black Friday: Tips and tricks to beat the crowd

Black Friday: Tips and tricks to beat the crowd

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Black Friday in the US can be quite a daunting experience if you've never taken part.The crowds are huge and sleep deprived. The savings are potentially big and can help lessen the blow of the expensive Christmas budget. And most employees understandably... >>

YouTube subscription music service could launch soon, be called 'Music Pass'

YouTube subscription music service could launch soon, be called 'Music Pass'

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Android Police has torn down the latest YouTube for Android app update and has found several tidbits within that indicate YouTube's long-rumoured subscription music service may be close to launching.Code strings show a separate page or pop-up within the... >>

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini now available in retina-searing purple, orange or pink at Carphone Warehouse

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini now available in retina-searing purple, orange or pink at Carphone Warehouse

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Carphone Warehouse will be stocking the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini in orange, pink and purple variants in time for Christmas. At other UK retailers, the Galaxy S4 mini is only available in black and white, making Carphone Warehouse the go-to for customers... >>

Call of Duty: Ghosts most played game for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Call of Duty: Ghosts most played game for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

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Call of Duty: Ghosts is leading as the top-selling game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as the next-generation console movement goes into full swing during the month of November.Activision revealed Call of Duty: Ghosts, the tenth instalment of the... >>

London PS4 queue starts, as gamers brace the cold to be first

London PS4 queue starts, as gamers brace the cold to be first

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A queue has already started forming outside the PS4 Lounge in Covent Garden, London, as keen gamers who've failed to bag a pre-order hope to get the PlayStation 4 when it launches on Friday.Those intrepid or stupid gamers, depending on how you see it,... >>

Google releases 'Ok Google' extension for Chrome, get ready to bark that search request

Google releases 'Ok Google' extension for Chrome, get ready to bark that search request

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Google has released the "Ok Google" search functionality for any computer running the Chrome browser with a microphone and on the Google search page. Users can install the Google Voice Search Hotword extension through the Chrome browser Web Store, where... >>

Moto G launches in US for $179 unlocked, in pursuit of the budget market

Moto G launches in US for $179 unlocked, in pursuit of the budget market

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Motorola has released its budget Moto G handset in the US, following a launch in the UK and other regions earlier in November. The handset won't be available from US carriers initially. Instead, the Google-owned company is taking a Google Play-like approach,... >>

Acer C720P Chromebook features touch for only $299, undercutting Google's Pixel handsomely

Acer C720P Chromebook features touch for only $299, undercutting Google's Pixel handsomely

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Acer has unveiled the C720P Chromebook, an upgraded version of its $200 C720 Chrome offering introduced last month. The C720P's low-price and new features are sure to attract a few buyers in the run-up to Christmas.Acer's new model ups the C720 with... >>

Xbox One owners with hardware issues get free game courtesy of Microsoft

Xbox One owners with hardware issues get free game courtesy of Microsoft

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Microsoft has announced that Xbox One owners who are suffering hardware issues on their new consoles will get a free game. The most prevalent issue appears to be the optical drive on the console not working.In turn, the complimentary games made available... >>

Xbox One gamers can be banned for excessive profanity within Upload Studio

Xbox One gamers can be banned for excessive profanity within Upload Studio

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Microsoft has confirmed Xbox One gamers can be banned from Xbox Live for excessive profanity within its Upload Studio functionality, following several noting being suddenly locked out of their account. Some gamers went as far to say Microsoft monitored... >>

British Airways latest billboard campaign will get you to look up

British Airways latest billboard campaign will get you to look up

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British Airways has rolled out a new "Look Up" advertising campaign, which creatively depicts a billboard-trapped boy pointing at real aircraft as they fly overhead. This is sure to draw attention to British Airways' brand as people are walking down the... >>

Western Digital 'Black2' drive combines 120GB SSD and 1TB spinning disk into one

Western Digital 'Black2' drive combines 120GB SSD and 1TB spinning disk into one

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Western Digital is out with a new hybrid storage solution that combines an old-school 5400rpm spinning disk with an SSD into one enclosure, dubbed the WD Black2. It combines a 120GB SSD and a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive into one 2.5-inch 9.5mm solution, for... >>

Apple reportedly planning 12.9-inch iPad for second half of 2014

Apple reportedly planning 12.9-inch iPad for second half of 2014

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Apple is planning to release a larger iPad, coming in at 12.9-inches, in the second half of the year, according to Digitimes. Allegedly Quanta Computer will be tasked with developing the larger-sized iPad for mass production for release in the latter... >>

Katie Couric joins Yahoo to become Global Anchor in 2014

Katie Couric joins Yahoo to become Global Anchor in 2014

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Renowned journalist and correspondent Katie Couric will be joining Yahoo as global anchor, starting in early 2014, Yahoo announced. Couric will be one of several of media personalities assisting Yahoo's new media push under CEO Marissa Mayer. Couric,... >>

Harpooned: Twitter replaces Fail Whale with robots

Harpooned: Twitter replaces Fail Whale with robots

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Twitter has brought out the harpoon.There was once an exciting time where we actually hoped Twitter would go down. No, not for a long time, but just long enough so we could bask in the glory of the Fail Whale. For you sad, young teenagers or social media... >>

Xbox One does carry Logitech Harmony remote compatibility

Xbox One does carry Logitech Harmony remote compatibility

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Logitech has announced its line of all-in-one Harmony remotes has been updated with added ability to control the new Xbox One. The company revealed on its blog that it has been working with Microsoft to ensure compatibility with the new console. "We’ve... >>

FiftyThree interview: From Microsoft Courier roots to Paper and Pencil

FiftyThree interview: From Microsoft Courier roots to Paper and Pencil

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FiftyThree has established itself as a major player in the App Store with its Paper sketchbook app. It launched with rave reviews and an award from Apple in 2012. This is why when FiftyThree this week announced a venture into hardware with the $49.95... >>

Instagram reportedly planning messaging, group messaging functionality

Instagram reportedly planning messaging, group messaging functionality

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Instagram's next venture may be past photo and video and into messaging, according to GigaOm. The company is said to be gearing up to launch new private messaging features right inside the Instagram app. There is even talk of group messaging.It may seem... >>

Apple acquires company behind original Xbox Kinect

Apple acquires company behind original Xbox Kinect

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Apple has confirmed it has acquired PrimeSense, the company behind the original Xbox Kinect. The confirmation comes after months of rumours, now backed with Apple's usual comment when it buys companies on a Sunday. "Apple buys smaller technology companies... >>

Nokia reportedly planning 8-inch Lumia 2020 tablet for Q1 2014

Nokia reportedly planning 8-inch Lumia 2020 tablet for Q1 2014

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Nokia has plans to release an 8-inch tablet to the market in the first quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes. Nokia, which will be following up on its just-launched 10-inch Lumia 2520, will release the 8-inch tablet under the Lumia 2020 name targeting... >>

Jony Ive's Mac Pro for Product (RED) charity brings in serious cash at Sotheby's auction

Jony Ive's Mac Pro for Product (RED) charity brings in serious cash at Sotheby's auction

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The one-of-a-kind products from Apple's design chief Jony Ive and renowned designer Marc Newson were sold at the Sotheby's charity auction Saturday night, bringing in some serious cash for a good cause. Don't expect to see these products ever hitting... >>

Some gamers reporting disc issues with faulty Xbox One units

Some gamers reporting disc issues with faulty Xbox One units

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It wouldn't be the launch of a new game console if there weren't a few problems, and like the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One is running into its fair share. Several gamers across the net are finding disc drive failure with the Xbox One. Such issues prohibit... >>

Next-gen Amazon Paperwhite e-reader tipped for Q2 2014 with high-res display

Next-gen Amazon Paperwhite e-reader tipped for Q2 2014 with high-res display

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Amazon has plans to release a new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader in early Q2 of next year, according to TechCrunch. Be advised if an eReader was on your Christmas list.There aren't any press images of the new Paperwhite yet, but TechCrunch does have word... >>

Microsoft sells over 1 million Xbox One consoles in less than 24 hours

Microsoft sells over 1 million Xbox One consoles in less than 24 hours

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The Xbox One crossed more than one million consoles sold worldwide in less than 24 hours, making it the biggest Xbox launch in history, Microsoft announced.The Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers in the 13 markets it's available in worldwide. Microsoft... >>

Forget airplane mode: FCC may allow cell phone use during flights in the US

Forget airplane mode: FCC may allow cell phone use during flights in the US

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The Federal Communications Commission is looking into allowing passengers to use their cellphones on aircraft in the US, a change to a longstanding rule that has perhaps brought passengers peace, serenity and a few hours without the phone to their ear.“Today,... >>

Microsoft's Xbox Live goes down ahead of Xbox One launch (update)

Microsoft's Xbox Live goes down ahead of Xbox One launch (update)

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Several gamers across the net are reporting in with word Microsoft's Xbox Live services are down. The Xbox Live Service Status says "Xbox Live service is offline," as well.  (Update: services appear to be back online.)The reason for the downtime isn't... >>

LG says its Smart TV line is spying on users, but working on fix

LG says its Smart TV line is spying on users, but working on fix

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LG has confirmed its Smart TV line does indeed collect information such as channels watched and the names of locally stored media files, even if settings are told not to.The company was called out on the mis-step earlier this week, and has now announced... >>

Winamp to live? Microsoft rumoured to buy ancient software from AOL

Winamp to live? Microsoft rumoured to buy ancient software from AOL

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Microsoft is reported to be in talks with AOL to buy Winamp, the music service that's been around since 1997 but was revealed to have been closed down on Wednesday. The news comes through TechCrunch, which says the deal is not yet finalised and a price... >>

Macy's adopts iOS 7's iBeacon, serving up promos to your iPhone

Macy's adopts iOS 7's iBeacon, serving up promos to your iPhone

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US retail-giant Macy's will become the first to use Apple's iBeacon to push special offers and recommendations to customers' iPhones when they walk through the door.The iBeacon feature was debuted as part of iOS 7 in June. We've explained it in-depth... >>

AOL closes Winamp media player after 15 years

AOL closes Winamp media player after 15 years

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AOL has announced that its music application Winamp will shut down on 20 December 2013 after nearly 15 years of service to audiophiles. AOL bought Winamp from Nullsoft in 1999, but the increase in streaming services now available looks to have hampered... >>

Kano turns Raspberry Pi into a Lego-like kit for all ages

Kano turns Raspberry Pi into a Lego-like kit for all ages

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A new London-based Kickstarter project called Kano wants to turn the Raspberry Pi into a Lego-like "fun" computer, instead of the daunting motherboard it's come to be. The Kano began funding on Tuesday, and a day later has almost doubled its funding goal... >>

Xbox One YouTube app gets launch go-ahead

Xbox One YouTube app gets launch go-ahead

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A previously unannounced YouTube app will be available on the Xbox One when it launches on Friday 22 November, we have learnt, thanks to a reveal from Microsoft and YouTube on Wednesday. A YouTube app has been available on the Xbox 360 for quite some... >>

Microsoft 'Scroogled' T-shirts and mugs help you attack Google

Microsoft 'Scroogled' T-shirts and mugs help you attack Google

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Microsoft's aggressive campaign against Google goes even further with a line of anti-Google T-shirts, hats and a mug.The new store listings are part of Microsoft's "Scroogled" initiative, which has extended into a slew of listing and ads around the net... >>

Motorola X financing: Phone layaway service launches

Motorola X financing: Phone layaway service launches

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Motorola has launched a new "Motorola money" campaign for customers who are tight on cash, but still want to buy the Google-owned company's products.You can now open up a line of credit with Motorola to put $0 down on purchases while seeing zero interest... >>

Microsoft releases SmartGlass for Xbox One for iOS and Android ahead of console's release Friday

Microsoft releases SmartGlass for Xbox One for iOS and Android ahead of console's release Friday

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Microsoft has released the Xbox One SmartGlass app for iOS and Android, after arriving for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1.The Xbox One doesn't land in the hands of customers until Friday, 22 November, so in the meantime they'll just have to sit around... >>

Kisai Rorschach ePaper watch takes a new approach to reading the time

Kisai Rorschach ePaper watch takes a new approach to reading the time

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Tokyoflash Japan is looking to get into the watch game like everyone else, and has launched the Kisai Rorschach. It won't read like the typical watch, instead using the Rorschach inkblot test developed by Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach in 1921. The... >>

Google releases new Nexus Wireless Charger for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7

Google releases new Nexus Wireless Charger for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7

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Google has debuted a new Nexus Wireless Charger compatible with the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. Read: Nexus 5 reviewThe Charger, now available on Google Play for US and Canada customers at $49.99, will allow you to skip wires, cords and plugs when... >>

Google releases Nexus 5 bumper on Google Play in four colour options

Google releases Nexus 5 bumper on Google Play in four colour options

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Google has released an official bumper case for the Nexus 5, a few weeks after the handset's global launch. Customers can find the Nexus 5 bumper on Google Play in red, black, yellow, and grey - sure to add a bit of style to the White or Black Nexus... >>

Microsoft shows how gameplay clips can be edited and uploaded on Xbox One

Microsoft shows how gameplay clips can be edited and uploaded on Xbox One

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Ahead of the release of the Xbox One on Friday, Microsoft has further detailed how gamers can share their gameplay with others. The Redmond-based company uploaded a YouTube clip on Tuesday, with Kyle Lampe, one of the lead developers behind the project,... >>

Yahoo partners with Vevo for its music videos service in the UK

Yahoo partners with Vevo for its music videos service in the UK

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Yahoo has inked a deal with Vevo to provide the music video collective's 75,000 music videos to its Yahoo Screen and omg! services in the UK. The deal will be a syndication, giving Yahoo users the ability to stream the VEVO music videos on their mobile... >>

Samsung Galaxy Gear sales more like 800,000, says Samsung (update)

Samsung Galaxy Gear sales more like 800,000, says Samsung (update)

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UPDATE: Samsung Electronics says it has sold 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches, in response to reports that it had sold only 50,000 of them since the launch two months ago.There is clearly a massive difference in the numbers quoted by Business Korea and... >>

Sony reportedly planning NEX-7 successor for early 2014

Sony reportedly planning NEX-7 successor for early 2014

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First announced in August 2011, Sony's NEX-7 mirrorless interchangeable camera is due for a refresh. Sony now ready to offer a successor to the NEX-7, to be released early in 2014, according to Sony Alpha Rumors. The refresh is sure to excite camera... >>

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch gets 2 December release date at $349.99

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch gets 2 December release date at $349.99

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Qualcomm has announced that its Toq smartwatch, unveiled at the company's Uplinq conference in San Diego in September, will go on sale on 2 December 2013. And it won't be cheap. Qualcomm has priced the Toq at $349.99 (£217), boasting a smartwatch... >>

LG G Flex 'self-healing' technology shown-off in new video

LG G Flex 'self-healing' technology shown-off in new video

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Showing no fear, YouTube sensation Marques Brownlee took a knife to the back of his new LG G Flex to test the self-healing feature, and he got some impressive results. It turns out LG's technology isn't just a marketing gimmick - scratches actually heal.... >>

BlackBerry Z50 with quad-core processor tipped for Q3 2014, BlackBerry Q30 a little earlier

BlackBerry Z50 with quad-core processor tipped for Q3 2014, BlackBerry Q30 a little earlier

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An executive shake-up and a new round of funding apparently won't deter BlackBerry from trying to make a comeback. The company is planning a new BlackBerry Z50 all-touch flagship and BlackBerry Q30 handset for the next year, according to reports out of... >>

Microsoft releases Office Remote app for Windows Phone to control Office suite

Microsoft releases Office Remote app for Windows Phone to control Office suite

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Microsoft has released a way to control PowerPoint slides from Windows Phone, with a new Office Remote app. Now available on the Windows Phone Store, the Office Remote app gives detailed information about your presentation and control features. Tools... >>

Apple releases iOS 7.1 to developers for beta testing, shouldn't be long until mass release

Apple releases iOS 7.1 to developers for beta testing, shouldn't be long until mass release

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Apple has released the next major version of iOS - iOS 7.1 - to developers who belong to the company's developer programme. According to release notes provided to Pocket-lint from a developer, the iOS 7.1 update will bring users several major bug fixes... >>

Two million Raspberry Pi PCs sold since February 2012

Two million Raspberry Pi PCs sold since February 2012

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The Raspberry Pi has reached two million units sold since its launch in February 2012, the foundation reported this weekend.The sales are going better than expected. After hitting one million sales in January of this year, Raspberry Pi Foundation had... >>

Next-gen Nexus 10 press renders leak: Not from us, says O2 (update)

Next-gen Nexus 10 press renders leak: Not from us, says O2 (update)

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Update: Telefonica has contacted Pocket-lint to tell us that the "leaked" picture alleged to come from its O2 brand did not. It claims it doesn't know anything about a Nexus 10 tablet."This is not a Telefonica image and we are not aware of a new Nexus... >>

Apple reportedly acquires company behind original Xbox Kinect

Apple reportedly acquires company behind original Xbox Kinect

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Apple has acquired PrimeSense, an Israeli company which makes Kinect-like sensors, according to publication Calcalist. The deal reportedly comes in at $345 million (£213 million) in what looks to be Apple's second acquisition from Israel following Anobit... >>