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'Jobs' biopic starring Ashton Kutcher now streaming on Netflix

'Jobs' biopic starring Ashton Kutcher now streaming on Netflix

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Jobs, the 2013 biopic chronicling the early days of Apple, is now available for streaming on Netflix.  Steve Jobs is portrayed by Ashton Kutcher in the biopic, with Josh Gad acting as co-founder Steve Wozniak.  Jobs saw a limited release in theatres,... >>

US edition: HTC One (M8) release date and where can I get it?

US edition: HTC One (M8) release date and where can I get it?

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HTC has just taken the wraps off the new HTC One (M8) at an event in New York and London on Tuesday afternoon. It's a sleek new handset, and you're probably wondering when you can get it. No, it won't be weeks of waiting. The HTC One (M8) is actually... >>

Maker of Ray-Ban, Oakley partners with Google to make Google Glass eyewear

Maker of Ray-Ban, Oakley partners with Google to make Google Glass eyewear

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Luxottica Group, owner of the Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglass brands, has signed an agreement with Google to make web-connected eyewear similar to Google Glass.  It marks a major milestone for the Google Glass program, which until now, has been locked to... >>

White Xbox One now available on Ebay, even though it's for Microsoft employees only

White Xbox One now available on Ebay, even though it's for Microsoft employees only

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The white Xbox One given to Microsoft employees when the console launched last autumn has hit Ebay, for gamers who don't want the black version, and want to get their hands on rareness.  Only ten versions of the employee-exclusive Xbox One are available... >>

Moto 360 mockups emerge showing several different watch bands to match your style

Moto 360 mockups emerge showing several different watch bands to match your style

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When Motorola unveiled the Moto 360 smartwatch last week, it left out a lot of details and only showed two bands for the device.  Now, Slashgear has gotten its hands on several mockups showing the customisability the Moto 360 could have. Like the... >>

Texting and driving may put you on a billboard in California

Texting and driving may put you on a billboard in California

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Smile, you're on camera. If you're someone who likes to text and drive, you may want to stop to save yourself from embarrassment. Well that, and it's just plain dumb.  A new project called Texting While in Traffic has captured several drivers in California... >>

HTC One updated to Android 4.4 KitKat in UK, early signs of HTC One Max as well

HTC One updated to Android 4.4 KitKat in UK, early signs of HTC One Max as well

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HTC has begun to roll out Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the HTC One and HTC One Max in the UK, following the updates' release in the US.  The firmware, available through the software update button on the HTC One and HTC One Max handsets, has been well-waited... >>

Apple reportedly working with Comcast on web TV streaming set-top box

Apple reportedly working with Comcast on web TV streaming set-top box

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Apple has begun talks with Comcast, the US' largest cable company, to team up for a streaming-television service, according to the Wall Street Journal. The service would go through an Apple set-top box, according to the report. The talks are said to... >>

Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet now available in UK starting at £399

Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet now available in UK starting at £399

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Sony has made the 10.1-inch Xperia Z2 Tablet available on its website in the UK, after announcing it at Mobile World Congress 2014 in February. The next-generation tablet is priced at £399 ($660) for the 16GB Wi-Fi only version, £449 for the 32GB Wi-Fi... >>

Motorola tipped to launch 6.3-inch phablet in Q3 2014

Motorola tipped to launch 6.3-inch phablet in Q3 2014

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Motorola isn't slowing down with smartphone launches and has plans to launch a 6.3-inch phablet in Q3 2014, according to a new rumour on the web. The information comes from a post on Chinese forum Weibo, from a person who correctly pegged the launch... >>

LG announces Smart Bulb compatible with iOS and Android

LG announces Smart Bulb compatible with iOS and Android

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LG has announced its new Smart Bulb product on Sunday, a set of lightbulbs that connect to iOS and Android devices for a different way to light your home. The Smart Bulb features "LG Smart Lighting" that has a security mode to make it appear like you're... >>

Apple planning slim 12-inch MacBook Air with buttonless trackpad?

Apple planning slim 12-inch MacBook Air with buttonless trackpad?

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Apple is planning to launch a new, slim 12-inch MacBook Air with several changes to the laptop line, according to a new rumour on the web. The MacBook Air updates are coming soon, the rumour says, with MacBook Pro updates not occurring until September.... >>

Still using Windows XP? Microsoft begins $100 deal to get you on Windows 8.1

Still using Windows XP? Microsoft begins $100 deal to get you on Windows 8.1

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Microsoft has begun a promotion to give Windows XP users $100 towards a Surface or Windows 8.1 machine that's priced over $599, as support for the older software begins to wind down. The deal, available through the Microsoft Store in the US, will run... >>

EA reportedly secures rights to Titanfall 2, planning PS4 release

EA reportedly secures rights to Titanfall 2, planning PS4 release

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Game publishing powerhouse Electronic Arts has secured the rights to publish the Titanfall sequel and wants to extend it past the Xbox One, according to GameSpot. The publication reports Electronic Arts will bring Titanfall 2 to Sony's PlayStation 4,... >>

Mozilla's latest Firefox beta debuts with redesign, syncing features

Mozilla's latest Firefox beta debuts with redesign, syncing features

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Mozilla has given the next version of Firefox a hefty update, not only bringing a new design, but Firefox accounts, customisation features, and a new menu to the table, to take on Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. The new features are available... >>

Sony planning PS4 controller update to dim Light Bar, save battery

Sony planning PS4 controller update to dim Light Bar, save battery

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Sony plans to release an update for the PlayStation 4's DualShock controller that will help cure its low battery life.  Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios, said the update will allow gamers to dim the blue Light Bar on the DualShock... >>

Crocodile leather wrapped Gresso Titanium Bumper will protect your iPhone for $10,000

Crocodile leather wrapped Gresso Titanium Bumper will protect your iPhone for $10,000

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Gresso has unveiled what it claims to be the most expensive accessory line for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S on the market, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.  We know what you're thinking - this sounds absurd. But what you have here is a phone case encrusted... >>

HP planning 3D printer unveil for June, will be faster than competitors

HP planning 3D printer unveil for June, will be faster than competitors

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Hewlett-Packard's next move is the 3D printer market, and it has two strategies to help it capture sales. Meg Whitman, CEO of HP, said the company will up the speed and quality of 3D printing, while speaking at the HP shareholder conference on Wednesday.... >>

US edition: Samsung Galaxy S5 release date and where can I get it?

US edition: Samsung Galaxy S5 release date and where can I get it?

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 may seem like old news because they were announced in late-February, but nonetheless, they still haven't reached the market - which is what we've all been waiting for. In the US, carriers and stores have begun announcing... >>

Flappy Bird is returning to fly another day, 'but not soon'

Flappy Bird is returning to fly another day, 'but not soon'

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Dong Nguyen, developer of the of once-hit game Flappy Bird, confirmed in a tweet the game will be returning, "but not soon". The news is sure to have Flappy Birds fans excited, no longer having to rely on crappy alternatives to get their Flappy Bird... >>

Samsung debuts budget Activity Tracker early in Germany

Samsung debuts budget Activity Tracker early in Germany

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Samsung's leaked second-generation S Band will actually be called the Activity Tracker when it launches. Samsung has begun showing off the budget fitness device in Germany this week, without making an official announcement. But luckily, Stereopoly was... >>

Music streaming startup Musaic aims at Sonos, can also work with the Internet of Things

Music streaming startup Musaic aims at Sonos, can also work with the Internet of Things

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London-based Musiac has begun a Kickstarter campaign for a multi-room music system, made up of wireless speakers that can be placed around your home to blast the latest Miley Cyrus tunes. Musiac is taking on Sonos, a system already well-established in... >>

Sony brings Android 4.4 KitKat to Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra

Sony brings Android 4.4 KitKat to Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra

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Sony has announced that the rollout of Android 4.4 KitKat for the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, and Xperia Z Ultra has now begun, and should reach your handset shortly depending on which market you're in. The software not only adds Google's latest changes... >>

YotaPhone launches in UK for £419, featuring 4.3-inch always-on e-paper display

YotaPhone launches in UK for £419, featuring 4.3-inch always-on e-paper display

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Yota Devices has made the YotaPhone handset available in the UK on Wednesday, after debuting the smartphone in 2013. The YotaPhone takes a different approach to the traditional smartphone, by featuring a 4.3-inch LCD on the front and 4.3-inch e-paper... >>

Samsung debuts Samsung NX mini interchangable-lens camera

Samsung debuts Samsung NX mini interchangable-lens camera

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Samsung has unveiled the NX mini SMART camera, which it claims is the world's slimmest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera - built for selfies and portability. The NX mini features a 3-inch flip up and touch display, so you can point the camera at... >>