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Beats Music streaming service will launch before 2014, bringing curated playlists

Beats Music streaming service will launch before 2014, bringing curated playlists

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Beats, the company behind the widely popular Dr. Dre headphone line, has plans to launch a music streaming service to compete against Spotify, Pandora, and others. Luke Wood, president and COO of Beats, told The Next Web that Beats Music will be launched... >>

Microsoft and Google seemingly can't agree, YouTube for WP8 goes back to basics

Microsoft and Google seemingly can't agree, YouTube for WP8 goes back to basics

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It was May of this year when we were raving over a native YouTube app finally release for Windows Phone 8. Microsoft and Google quickly began a public spat though, and the app was removed because it violated Google's terms of service. Fast forward to... >>

Fox News will use 55-inch tablets to cover breaking news, wants you to be involved in the process

Fox News will use 55-inch tablets to cover breaking news, wants you to be involved in the process

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It's no secret that the rise of social media usage has changed the way people consume their news. US news channel Fox News has realised this, and has developed a new studio equipped for modern news broadcasting. The "Fair and Balanced" studio will feature... >>

Samsung Galaxy J looks to cross the Note 3 and S4 into one

Samsung Galaxy J looks to cross the Note 3 and S4 into one

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If you're looking to combine the best of both worlds from Samsung's Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, the South Korea-based company might have you covered. A report from Japanese tech blog Rbmen claims to have the first leaked photos of a smartphone dubbed... >>

Sony set to release Xperia Z1 Mini on 10 October?

Sony set to release Xperia Z1 Mini on 10 October?

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Following the launch of the Sony Xperia Z1 at IFA 2013, the company has plans for a smaller version of its flagship. The Xperia Z1 Mini has been leaked before, but now Japanese technology blog Rbmen provides a release date for the 4.3-inch smartphone. Rbmen... >>

Samsung releases Galaxy Gear ads, shows evolution of the smartwatch

Samsung releases Galaxy Gear ads, shows evolution of the smartwatch

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Given the smartwatch isn't as popular as the smartphone, Samsung has released a string of advertisements in hopes of educating you about the new technology. Funny thing, unlike its typical advertisements, Samsung isn't able to attack Apple in the smartwatch... >>

Nexus 5 details leak in service manual: 32GB storage, 8MP OIS camera

Nexus 5 details leak in service manual: 32GB storage, 8MP OIS camera

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As the launch of the LG Nexus 5 creeps closer, more details continue to leak out, leaving us to believe we're close to knowing everything about the handset. Now, a purported internal service manual for the LG-D821 (Nexus 5) has been brought to us by Android... >>

Specs revealed: Valve Steam Machines beta will be a powerful gaming PC in a small box

Specs revealed: Valve Steam Machines beta will be a powerful gaming PC in a small box

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Valve has revealed the specifications for its Steam Machines beta, the first device to run the new SteamOS and marks the company's first step in the pursuit of a hardware ecosystem and the living room. As previously revealed, the beta will be made available... >>

Moto Maker for Verizon said to launch 11 November

Moto Maker for Verizon said to launch 11 November

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AT&T customers have been able to customise the Moto X to their liking since late August, thanks to Motorola's Moto Maker feature. For Verizon and T-Mobile customers, they've been stuck with white and black versions. Moto Maker remains an AT&T exclusive. According... >>

Tesla Model S catches fire, thanks to punctured battery

Tesla Model S catches fire, thanks to punctured battery

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For what looks to be the first time, a Tesla Model S engulfed in flames. The incident happened earlier this week in Seattle, Washington, and luckily, one intrepid smartphone user caught the situation on his smartphone for us to gawk over.“That’s a... >>

Microsoft wants Windows Phone on HTC’s Android-based smartphones

Microsoft wants Windows Phone on HTC’s Android-based smartphones

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HTC has had two Windows Phone 8 devices in its line-up thus far: the HTC Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S. Now, Microsoft wants HTC to take things a bit further by offering a Windows Phone option for HTC's popular Android line of handsets, as the... >>

Samsung estimates record earnings, thanks to low-cost devices

Samsung estimates record earnings, thanks to low-cost devices

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Smartphone giant Samsung has beat estimates with record earnings, As HTC reports a loss.Samsung says in the last 90 days it raked in 10.1 trillion won (roughly £5.8 billion) in operating profit, compared to 8.06 trillion won in the year ago quarter.... >>

Even with HTC One love, HTC is losing money for the first time ever

Even with HTC One love, HTC is losing money for the first time ever

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Even with the HTC One loved by fans, reviewers, and us at Pocket-lint, HTC looks to be on a struggling path. In Q2 2013 it saw profits begin to dip down and the run south didn't stop in the next 90 days.HTC released unaudited earnings for Q3 2013, and... >>

Samsung looks to take on Sonos with Shape M7 wireless speaker

Samsung looks to take on Sonos with Shape M7 wireless speaker

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Sonos has long ruled the wireless home speaker game, but Samsung is hoping it can change that. The South Korea-based company announced the Samsung Shape M7 wireless speaker system that wants to take over your house with a multi-speaker set-up. The M7... >>

Samsung HomeSync media streamer goes on sale 6 October for $299

Samsung HomeSync media streamer goes on sale 6 October for $299

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Samsung has finally announced availability of its HomeSync media streamer, unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February. Targeted for Galaxy device owners, the HomeSync will be available to customers in the US from Sunday 6 October for $299 (£185).... >>

Twitter IPO: Unheard details revealed, 218.3M monthly active users and 300bn tweets

Twitter IPO: Unheard details revealed, 218.3M monthly active users and 300bn tweets

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Twitter has been a relatively secretive company over the past seven years - not talking revenue, specific users or growth since its inception. But now with plans to become a publicly traded company, Twitter has been forced to spill it all, giving us a... >>

Adobe suffers massive hack, names and encrypted credit/debit card numbers taken

Adobe suffers massive hack, names and encrypted credit/debit card numbers taken

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If you have your information stored in Adobe's servers, you might want to be aware: the company has just announced it has been the victim of a massive hack.The information of 2.9 million customers has been taken, which includes encrypted credit or debit... >>

Facebook effect: Instagram ads coming to the US in a 'couple months'

Facebook effect: Instagram ads coming to the US in a 'couple months'

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We knew Instagram would one day have plans for advertisements - that was obvious after Facebook acquired the app. After all, it's a business.With more than 150 million users, the popular photo-sharing app has announced that advertisements will appear... >>

Eddy Cue would approve: Apple buys personal assistant app Cue for iOS

Eddy Cue would approve: Apple buys personal assistant app Cue for iOS

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As the personal assistant space heats up with Google Now, Siri and other third-party apps, Apple looks to be in the market to better your daily organisation, so you're not late to your next meeting.Apple has acquired Cue, a personal assistant app once... >>

Nike schedules 15 October event, leaves us to believe new FuelBand coming

Nike schedules 15 October event, leaves us to believe new FuelBand coming

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Fitness buffs and weight-loss hopefuls, get your wallets ready. Nike has scheduled a 15 October "NikeFuel Forum" event in New York to talk about its Fuel product. Nike hasn't come right out and said a new FuelBand is on its way, but if we had to guess,... >>

O2 network outage leaves some UK customers without connection

O2 network outage leaves some UK customers without connection

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Those in the UK who use O2 as their mobile carrier may be having trouble connecting.O2 confirmed on its website there is an outage with parts of its network, after many angry customers and Pocket-lint readers began to complain about not being able to... >>

Amazon's supposed smartphones: 3D flagship and budget model

Amazon's supposed smartphones: 3D flagship and budget model

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Oh, the beloved Kindle Phone. We just can't stop hearing about you. It's been discussed for years, and if words straight out of Amazon's mouth are to be believed, the company has no smartphone plans in 2013. But that doesn't mean the company won't ever... >>

Google acquires Flutter, bringing Kinect-like gesture recognition on board

Google acquires Flutter, bringing Kinect-like gesture recognition on board

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Google may soon be adding a wave of the hand to its products. Start-up Flutter, known for gesture recognition technology, announced that it has been acquired by Google. The acquisition could have big implications for future additions to Google Glass,... >>

Sony updates PS3 to version 4.50, adds auto-downloading store content for all

Sony updates PS3 to version 4.50, adds auto-downloading store content for all

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As we wait for the PlayStation 4 release later this autumn, that isn't stopping us from playing the PlayStation 3 - and Sony realises that. The company has released a system software update for the console to give you your gaming fix.Bringing the console... >>

Let's speculate: iPhone 5S Touch ID fits perfectly into iPad 5 part

Let's speculate: iPhone 5S Touch ID fits perfectly into iPad 5 part

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As the launch of the iPad 5 creeps forward to later this month, leaks and speculation have been continuing to flow, painting a picture of Apple's next tablet. The latest is from YouTube channel Unbox Therapy, which used his creative tinkering to make... >>

Tesco says 35,000 Hudl tablets have been sold in the two days since launch

Tesco says 35,000 Hudl tablets have been sold in the two days since launch

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UK retailer Tesco launched its own-branded tablet on 30 September, to take on Google's Nexus 7 as a budget device for media consumption. It seemed like an odd product for your typical grocery store, but it may be resonating with customers across the country.... >>

Hapilabs HAPIfork goes on sale 18 October for $99, helping you not eat too quickly

Hapilabs HAPIfork goes on sale 18 October for $99, helping you not eat too quickly

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We got our first look at Hapilabs' HAPIfork during CES 2013, and to be honest, were a little shocked to see a fork on the show floor. However, we quickly saw it's not just any fork. The HAPIfork is designed to help you know when you're eating too quickly,... >>

iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 tipped to include 8-megapixel rear-cameras, release this year

iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 tipped to include 8-megapixel rear-cameras, release this year

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Several media reports have tipped a new iPad and iPad mini for release in October. To be added to your unconfirmed file, the latest rumour should light up some excitement for those who enjoy taking photos with their tablet. Some are mocked for this... >>

Twelve South HiRise stand for iPhone 5 & iPad mini review
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Twelve South HiRise stand for iPhone 5 & iPad mini review

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Charging your iPhone at your desk should be an easy experience. Not that it's hard to connect the device to a charger by any means, but when you're working, you should be able to access information as it pours in. You don't necessarily want to take your... >>

Scribd launches e-book subscription service, unlimited books for $8.99/month

Scribd launches e-book subscription service, unlimited books for $8.99/month

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Scribd, a San Francisco-based company known for online document viewing, has launched an eBook subscription service that reminds us a lot of Netflix for movies. For $8.99 (£5.50) a month, users will have access to Scribd's cloud-based book subscription... >>

Logitech gamepad for iPhone leaks, buttons and joystick included for your gaming heart

Logitech gamepad for iPhone leaks, buttons and joystick included for your gaming heart

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We saw a quick glimpse of the Logitech game controller for iPhone in June, but now EvLeaks has provided us with a detailed press shot for the product. Logitech looks to have done some tweaking over the past few months, adding extra details to the iPhone... >>

LG Nexus 5 leaks again: 'Feels like the Nexus 7' and screen is just 'ok'

LG Nexus 5 leaks again: 'Feels like the Nexus 7' and screen is just 'ok'

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As the launch of the new LG Nexus 5 approaches, more details continue to leak about the unannounced handset. The latest comes from "weespeed", a member of the MacRumors forum who claims to physically have had his hands on the Nexus-branded handset. The... >>

Facebook Graph Search becomes more useful thanks to posts and status updates

Facebook Graph Search becomes more useful thanks to posts and status updates

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Facebook has updated its Graph Search with much needed functionality: the ability to look for posts and status updates. You will now be able to search for status updates, photo captions, check-ins and comments to find things shared with you.It reminds... >>

Nokia Lumia 929 launching on Verizon in early November with 5-inch display

Nokia Lumia 929 launching on Verizon in early November with 5-inch display

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Verizon will expand its Windows Phone line past the Lumia 928, with the launch of a new handset.The carrier and Nokia have paired up to launch the Lumia 929, a 5-inch handset WP Central says will launch in early November - perhaps 6 November specifically.... >>

Xbox One Kinect can understand two voices talking at the same time

Xbox One Kinect can understand two voices talking at the same time

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As the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One approaches, more details are emerging.The Xbox One's Kinect peripheral will be able to understand two people talking at the same time, revealed Microsoft's Phil Harrison at the Eurogamer Expo in London. This means... >>

Budget Moto X crosses FCC desk, packing familiar design

Budget Moto X crosses FCC desk, packing familiar design

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The Moto X was thought to be a budget-priced handset before it launched, but the mid-range specs come at the same $199 price we've come to know with most handsets. Now it looks like Motorola is preparing a cheaper version of the handset for the budget... >>

Video examines leaked iPad 5 parts compared to iPad 4, showing changes

Video examines leaked iPad 5 parts compared to iPad 4, showing changes

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A new video on YouTube claims to show leaked parts for the iPad 5, compared to older iPad versions including the iPad 4 and iPad mini. The information comes courtesy of Chinese parts supplier sw-box.com, which has got its hands-on the rumoured space... >>

BlackBerry now selling Z10 and Q10 unlocked directly from its website

BlackBerry now selling Z10 and Q10 unlocked directly from its website

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Following poor quarterly earnings, we assume BlackBerry is preparing to move a serious amount of smartphones to bounce back. The company has shown the first signs of that with a new listing on its website selling both the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 unlocked,... >>

Microsoft shows Start Button in new Windows 8.1 ad

Microsoft shows Start Button in new Windows 8.1 ad

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Microsoft has released its first video advertisement for Windows 8.1 on its YouTube channel. In the run-up to the launch of Windows 8.1 on 18 October, Microsoft takes 30 seconds to guide software-hopefuls through the OS's new features. Most prominently,... >>

Xbox One will encourage you to get off your butt with Xbox Fitness app

Xbox One will encourage you to get off your butt with Xbox Fitness app

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Microsoft wants to make sure you're working out between all of your 13-hour Call of Duty and GTA sessions and has built an app to help you - once again showing its commitment to making the Xbox One more than just a gaming device.The Xbox team will... >>

Evernote launches Market for branded products, socks

Evernote launches Market for branded products, socks

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Evernote has carried branded products in the past but now it wants to jump deeper into the game with the launch of Evernote Market. The note-taking and online organisation app aims to bring integration with the Evernote service, with a twist of lifestyle.Evernote's... >>

Apple has contributed $65 million to (PRODUCT) RED through sponsored products

Apple has contributed $65 million to (PRODUCT) RED through sponsored products

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Apple is leading contributions to RED, an organisation focused on beating Aids, tuberculosis, and malaria worldwide, raising $65 million through its products for the RED foundation.Apple has long been associated with RED. Bono, the U2 frontman and one... >>

Instagram updated for iOS 7, photo resolution increased

Instagram updated for iOS 7, photo resolution increased

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Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced a sizable update to its iOS app, providing a better experience on iOS 7.The user interface has been updated with a more simple feel, adopting the flat look that many iOS 7 apps now have. For example, as with messaging... >>

Google+ #hashtags now incorporated into Google Search

Google+ #hashtags now incorporated into Google Search

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In a world of hashtags, Google has announced a richer hashtag experience in Google Search. Now when you search for a specific hashtag, you'll receive relevant results from Google+.For example, a seach for "#emmys" will yield the usual linked results,... >>

T-Mobile US CFO thinks a merger with Sprint would be a good idea

T-Mobile US CFO thinks a merger with Sprint would be a good idea

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T-Mobile US has been working to make a new name for itself in the US market by offering unconventional smartphone plans so customers can upgrade whenever they want. The company might now be looking to expand its reach even further, perhaps with rival... >>

Valve plans SteamOS hardware launch for 2014, opens beta program

Valve plans SteamOS hardware launch for 2014, opens beta program

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Valve on Wednesday announced its plans for long-rumoured Steam hardware, machines slated to provide an ecosystem to run the SteamOS software revealed on Monday. Hardware devices will ship from several hardware manufacturers in 2014 - it won't all be from... >>

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake examine the hashtag IRL [Video]

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake examine the hashtag IRL [Video]

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The hashtag has become a phenomenon, thanks to Twitter and now Facebook. It is used to identify messages on a specific topic, like #thisisapostabouthashtags. When used in moderation it can be a great tool on social network sites, but for some people,... >>

Nokia Internships Lens uses AR to jump-start your career

Nokia Internships Lens uses AR to jump-start your career

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Nokia has launched a follow up to JobsLens with a new app called Internships Lens.Using augmented reality, the app hopes to score the 54 per cent of recent college grads an internship to help jump-start their career. Nokia has partnered with Internships.com... >>

Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 now available for pre-order, shipping 21 October

Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 now available for pre-order, shipping 21 October

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Microsoft has made the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 available for pre-order on its website in the US, following the tablets' launch event on Monday. Microsoft says to expect the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets to ship by 21 October, when they'll also... >>

Big saver? Microsoft adds 200GB storage plan to SkyDrive

Big saver? Microsoft adds 200GB storage plan to SkyDrive

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Following Microsoft's Surface 2 event, the company has unveiled a new storage option on its SkyDrive service for the big file savers of the web.The new SkyDrive plan offers users 200GB of space for $100, which should come in handy for the service's deep-integration... >>