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BlackBerry abandoned by WhatsApp, beginning of the end for BB10?

BlackBerry abandoned by WhatsApp, beginning of the end for BB10?

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WhatsApp has announced that it will be stopping support for certain operating systems including BlackBerry's BB10 OS. WhatsApp has said that it will stop supporting certain operating systems as it wants to focus on those used by the majority of people.... >>

Android N appears without an app tray, just like iOS: Fans freak out

Android N appears without an app tray, just like iOS: Fans freak out

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The next Android operating system from Google is going to be named N as version 7.0, but little else is known about it, until now. A new video, that showed off Google Maps with a movie theme, has been released in time for the Oscars this weekend. But... >>

New Raspberry Pi 3 Model B brings super specs while still barely denting your wallet

New Raspberry Pi 3 Model B brings super specs while still barely denting your wallet

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The English made Raspberry Pi has reached the third numerical iteration of its builds and with that it's become more powerful than ever, while remaining affordable. The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is still physically tiny at little bigger than a credit... >>

Noveto speaker plays so only you can hear, no headphones needed

Noveto speaker plays so only you can hear, no headphones needed

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Noveto has shown off its directional speaker system that it wants to change the world by putting an end to headphones. The idea behind the Noveto speaker is to play audio directly into the ears of a single person without anyone else hearing the sound.... >>

Ford Sync 3 preview: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto complete solution

Ford Sync 3 preview: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto complete solution

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Ford has announced that its latest in car infotainment system, Sync 3, will be coming to Europe this July. Initially Sync 3 will appear in limited new cars like the new Kuga, S-Max and Mondeo. Sync 3 isn't all about its own platform, it actually plays... >>

Archos Diamond 2 Note preview: Top specs for low price

Archos Diamond 2 Note preview: Top specs for low price

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Archos, often thought of for its lower end gadgets, has made a big impression at MWC 2016 with its new smartphone. The Archos Diamond 2 Note offers some serious specs while sticking to the Archos affordable pricing. The Diamond 2 Plus and Diamond 2 Note... >>

MyKronoz Swiss-designed smartwatch collection, in pictures

MyKronoz Swiss-designed smartwatch collection, in pictures

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MyKronoz, the Swiss smartwatch specialist whose kit is of course designed in Switzerland, has been at MWC 2016 with its many watches. By many we really mean a bunch. MyKronoz may have come seemingly out of nowhere but the start-up has done so with plenty... >>

Control your phone and home from anywhere using ultrasonic hand-gestures, meet Elliptic

Control your phone and home from anywhere using ultrasonic hand-gestures, meet Elliptic

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The future of smart gadget controls is in ultrasound and Elliptic is bringing it to your gadgets in the next few months. Using ultrasonic audio a new control interface has been created that allows gadgets to pick up on gestures from across a room. This... >>

Netflix second screen and mobile data limiter coming this year, HDR launch show revealed

Netflix second screen and mobile data limiter coming this year, HDR launch show revealed

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Netflix has told Pocket-lint, at a private event near MWC 2016, that is plans to launch an update for its mobile app to save on data charges. It will also introduce a second screen function for use on smartphones and tablets while watching on a main... >>

Garmin Vivoactive HR preview: The complete training solution

Garmin Vivoactive HR preview: The complete training solution

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Garmin has unleashed a new version of its popular and impressive Vivoactive called Vivoactive HR because, you guessed it, this one records heart rate. The Vivoactive HR uses a wrist worn, light-based heart rate monitor to track beats per minute for a... >>

Omate Rise preview: Full Android 3G smartwatch with carbon fibre for $280

Omate Rise preview: Full Android 3G smartwatch with carbon fibre for $280

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Omate, more well known for children's watches, is making its entrance into the big boys game with an impressive offering. The Omate Rise plans to straddle the boundaries between connectivity, form and price. Omate says the Rise, when it arrives in June,... >>

Cat S60 preview: Heat vision, Android 6.0 and can take an underwater beating

Cat S60 preview: Heat vision, Android 6.0 and can take an underwater beating

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The Cat S60 is a huge leap forward for the company. It's no longer just about being the most tough phone on the planet, it's now about being cutting edge too. As such Cat has crammed in a Flir thermal imaging camera, full Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and... >>

Haier Watch: Full Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your wrist

Haier Watch: Full Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your wrist

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Haier has shown off its new flagship smartwatch that comes packing full Android OS, dubbed simply, Watch. The Haier Watch, shown off at MWC 2016, is due for release in April priced at €200. Its aim is to offer a high quality build and full Android OS... >>

Microsoft Lumia 650: Windows 10, quality build on a budget

Microsoft Lumia 650: Windows 10, quality build on a budget

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Windows 10 is well and truly upon us and in case you didn't know Microsoft has made a big deal out of its Lumia phones. Plenty have arrived from the top end Lumia 950 to the Lumia 550. The latest edition is the affordable Lumia 650. Windows 10 is here... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7: Cases, accessories, chargers and more

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7: Cases, accessories, chargers and more

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Samsung has taken the rumour mill down in one fell swoop as it unveiled its latest Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. There was even the company's first 360-degree camera. But it didn't stop there, then came the accessories. Smartphone cases are... >>

Garmin Vivoactive HR with GPS and Vivofit 3 are here to make activity tracking smarter

Garmin Vivoactive HR with GPS and Vivofit 3 are here to make activity tracking smarter

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Garmin has unveiled two new additions to its smartwatch and activity tracking range today, the Vivoactive HR and Vivofit 3. The Vivoactive HR is the company's smartwatch that features GPS, activity tracking, notifications and now heart rate monitoring... >>

LG G5 modular battery attachment looks excitingly sleek in Magic Slot photo leak

LG G5 modular battery attachment looks excitingly sleek in Magic Slot photo leak

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The LG G5 is expected to be revealed on Sunday 21 February as a modular smartphone. Now that's all but confirmed as a photo of a battery module for the LG Magic Slot has leaked – and it looks good. Initial leaked photos showed a huge bulge on the back... >>

Diamond geezer: Archos’ affordable Androids pack stunning specs

Diamond geezer: Archos’ affordable Androids pack stunning specs

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Archos appears to be growing into a seriously impressive smartphone manufacturer with top spec handsets for low prices. Watch out OnePlus, the Diamond range is coming for you. Two new smartphones will be shown off by Archos at MWC next week, each at under... >>

LG G5 will feature awesome B&O Play speaker audio, official

LG G5 will feature awesome B&O Play speaker audio, official

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Despite the LG G5 not being revealed fully until Sunday 21 February, the company has officially announced one detail early. The LG G5 will feature B&O Play audio. LG and Bang & Olufsen's B&O Play arm have been working together to create an audio offering... >>

Volvo says goodbye to car keys, use your phone’s Bluetooth to unlock instead

Volvo says goodbye to car keys, use your phone’s Bluetooth to unlock instead

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Volvo is taking steps to become the first car manufacturer to sell a car without a key. You'll still be able to get in using an app and your smartphone's Bluetooth. Volvo says it will begin rolling out cars without keys this year. Should a buyer want... >>

Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G to bring card-free eSIM enabled smartwatches to the UK

Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G to bring card-free eSIM enabled smartwatches to the UK

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Samsung has announced, ahead of MWC, that it will be bringing its 3G enabled eSIM-toting version of the Gear S2 Classic smartwatch to the UK. Not only does this mean a 3G connected smartwatch from Samsung but, more crucially, it's packing the new eSIM... >>

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

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The smart home is growing but, so far, it's been by one product at a time. Motorola wants to change that by offering a complete line of gear instantly drag your home into the future. And it's calling it VerveLife. The Motorola VerveLife is a range of... >>

Sondors Thin: An affordable, attractive, fast electric bike at last

Sondors Thin: An affordable, attractive, fast electric bike at last

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Electric bikes are growing in number but are still on the fringe of cycling. That could be about to change thanks to the Sondors Thin. Until now electric bikes have been limited to one or two options in major bike shops. They're largely expensive, unattractive... >>

LG unveils new power-efficient sensor to track O2, HR and stress levels, perfect for your next wearable

LG unveils new power-efficient sensor to track O2, HR and stress levels, perfect for your next wearable

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LG Innotek, the research arm of the company, has revealed a new super sensor that's going to enhance biometric data capture. This could be what we'll see in future smartwatches like a new LG Watch Urbane, or future smartphones. The tiny 1mm think sensor... >>

Portal vs Half-Life real world video: Prepare to be gravity gunned away

Portal vs Half-Life real world video: Prepare to be gravity gunned away

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Two of Valve's greatest games have to be Half-Life and Portal. So what better way to combine the two than making a real-world VFX filled video of the two main characters doing battle, over cake? The short film shows what happens when Portal's Chell has... >>