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Microsoft bots want to empower our digital future, and order you pizza

Microsoft bots want to empower our digital future, and order you pizza

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Microsoft believes that intelligent bots and personal digital assistants will allow us to do more things in the future and is looking to integrate them at the core of Microsoft's services going forward.  "It is not man vs machine, it is man with machine,"... >>

Free Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer

Free Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer

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Microsoft has announced it will release an "Anniversary Update" this summer, bringing new features to Windows 10 just 8 months after it released. Boasting over 270 millions users and using over 500 different device designs, Windows 10 is getting a number... >>

Build 2016: Watch the Microsoft keynote right here

Build 2016: Watch the Microsoft keynote right here

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Microsoft Build is the company's software developer conference that is held every year and gives developers and consumers a chance to see what Microsoft is planning for the future. Apple has WWDC in June, Google has Google I/O in May, and Microsoft has... >>

iOS 9.3 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

iOS 9.3 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

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Apple has released iOS 9.3 to the public after months of beta testing. It is the third major update to iOS 9 since its debut in September and comes on the back of the new iPhone SE and iPad Pro (9.7-inch) iPad. Apple has packaged a tonne of improvements... >>

How to get started with the new BBC micro:bit computer

How to get started with the new BBC micro:bit computer

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Announced last year, the BBC micro:bit pocket-sized computer is now being delivered to all 11 and 12-year-olds (Year 7) in the UK. The new computer, which many will see as an alternative to the Raspberry Pi, offers kids the chance to play with dedicated... >>

Apple TV gets new voice and photo features in latest update

Apple TV gets new voice and photo features in latest update

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Apple has announced a new update to its Apple TV set top box. The new update, which will be available from today will bring with it a number of new features like Folders, as well as sort some of the complaints from the initial release last year. Apple... >>

New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams F1 VR experience you can watch online

New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams F1 VR experience you can watch online

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Sky has announced that it is backing virtual reality big time with a series of VR shorts. These start with a virtual reality Formula One experience to kick off the new F1 season this weekend. The broadcaster, which was one of the first commercial backers... >>

Sky Q review: The future of multi-room television?
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Sky Q review: The future of multi-room television?

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The Sky Q service has been a number of years in the making. Now that it's here we've had it installed in the home and, over the past two weeks, we've had plenty of time living with the ecosystem. For the purpose of this review we've got the Sky Q Silver... >>

Emicro One scooter review: Keeping up with the kids?

Emicro One scooter review: Keeping up with the kids?

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As we push off once again, the motor kicks into action and zoom through the English countryside without a care in the world. We effortlessly pass a man walking his dog. The two young children who have accompanied us on this adventure are doing everything... >>

Sky Q Fluid Viewing has a flaw, but here's the fix

Sky Q Fluid Viewing has a flaw, but here's the fix

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When Sky Q was announced in 2015, the standout feature for the new TV service was that you would be able to start watching your favourite TV show or movie in one room, then pause, before resuming in another room with zero hassle.  Sky is so confident... >>

Sky Q install: Tips and tricks to get you ready for installation

Sky Q install: Tips and tricks to get you ready for installation

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Sky Q, the new top of the range TV service from Sky, is starting to be installed in homes up and down the country, but is there anything you can do to get ready for the big day ahead of the Sky engineer coming to your house? Having gone through the install... >>

Huawei teams up with Leica, could the Huawei P9 be the first to benefit?

Huawei teams up with Leica, could the Huawei P9 be the first to benefit?

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Huawei and iconic camera maker Leica have announced they are joining forces to "reinvent" smartphone photography. In a move that apes the long lasting partnership that saw Nokia and Carl Zeiss join forces to improve the camera quality on the back of Nokia... >>

OnePlus 3 release date slated for June

OnePlus 3 release date slated for June

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The OnePlus 3 is expected to launch "at the end of the second quarter" according to Carl Pei, one of the company's co-founders sporting a new design.  The comments made to Cnet en Espanol in an interview at Mobile World Congress, imply that we could... >>

New BBC Music app curates the best of the Beeb based on your music tastes

New BBC Music app curates the best of the Beeb based on your music tastes

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The BBC is continuing its push to offer more choice through various apps by launching a new dedicated BBC Music app. The free BBC Music app will, according to the Beeb, bring the best of music from across BBC TV, Radio and Online straight to the palm... >>

Sky+ customers get new Netflix-like binge watching features

Sky+ customers get new Netflix-like binge watching features

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Sky has rolled out a handful of new features for its Sky+ customers including the ability to download an entire season at the start for some TV shows, as well as automatically start the next episode of a "Box Set" when you've finished watching the previous... >>

Internet of Cows is now a thing as UK start-up creates cow tracking app

Internet of Cows is now a thing as UK start-up creates cow tracking app

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You've probably heard of the phrase Internet of Things. It refers to the idea that everything can be connected to the internet to share data. It's a huge buzz word in the gadget industry at the moment. Over the last couple of years we've seen everything... >>

Ebook reader powered by the sun will let you read forever without plugging in

Ebook reader powered by the sun will let you read forever without plugging in

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Hoping to let you read in the sun for days, ebook reader maker Bookeen has created a new case for its Cybook Ocean ebook reader that lets you keep the battery topped up via the sun. According to the company, the new cover can provide up to a days reading... >>

Get a free Gear VR with your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge

Get a free Gear VR with your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge

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Samsung has announced that customers who order a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge will get a free Gear VR headset worth £79.99. The offer which will be available to customers in both Europe and the US is designed to encourage people to order the headset... >>

iPhone 7 could get super fast modem letting you download a HD movie in seconds

iPhone 7 could get super fast modem letting you download a HD movie in seconds

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The next iPhone could let you download movies in seconds over a wireless LTE connection, if Apple chooses to put Qualcomm's new modem in the iPhone 7. The company - who has provided the modem for the iPhone for a number of years - has announced a new... >>

Shot on iPhone 6s: Top iPhone photographers share their secrets

Shot on iPhone 6s: Top iPhone photographers share their secrets

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Dubbed the Apple World Gallery, Apple is once again set to showcase iPhone users' photos on advertising billboards around the globe. It's a collection that comprises of 53 images, taken by 41 different iPhone 6s owners. Their work will be featured in... >>

Sky Kids app will let your children watch TV without adverts

Sky Kids app will let your children watch TV without adverts

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Sky has announced it is launching a dedicated Kids app, called Sky Kids, for parents keen to let their children watch TV without the adverts. The new app, has according to Sky, been specially designed for kids, and includes the ability to select age appropriate... >>

Does Safari keep crashing on your iPhone? Here's how to fix it

Does Safari keep crashing on your iPhone? Here's how to fix it

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If you've noticed that Safari on your iPhone keeps crashing today, don't panic you aren't alone. A number of Safari users are reporting that they are having difficulty using the default browser. They say it is repeatedly crashing when launched for the... >>

Is this the new face of Lego?

Is this the new face of Lego?

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If you asked someone to describe what Lego looks like they would probably answer with something along the lines of a series of bricks that you put together to build buildings, vehicles, and the such like. That image is likely to change though when they... >>

Marbotics Smart Letters for iPad: As easy as ABC?

Marbotics Smart Letters for iPad: As easy as ABC?

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In an age of digital devices, worrying whether your young kids are getting enough physical play can be a concern. It's all too easy to thrust the iPad at a child and leave them to it. French company Marbotic is trying to solve this dilemma by merging... >>

Leica X-U outdoor camera is designed to be taken on your next adventure

Leica X-U outdoor camera is designed to be taken on your next adventure

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Who says adventurous types can't take good pictures? That's the thinking from Leica. It has just launched a new outdoor and underwater focused camera, the Leica X-U. The new £2,400 camera will feature a fast Leica Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH lens (equivalent... >>