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Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back

Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back

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Uber just can't get anything right lately.It's been embroiled in controversy this past year - thanks to scathing allegations of sexism and aggressive workplace culture inside the company, a bitter legal fight with investor Google, the leaking of its controversial... >>

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box

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When Nvidia first showed the latest iteration of its Shield TV Android streaming box it claimed it would be the first such device to come with 360-degree video support for YouTube.Now that time has come and a YouTube app update is rolling out that brings... >>

Best movies to look forward to in 2017 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers

Best movies to look forward to in 2017 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers

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We're finally into big summer movie season. That means the blockbuster hits are streaming into your local theatres and there are plenty more coming up over the next five months and throughout 2018.There are returns for some much-loved comic book characters,... >>

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

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Not to be outdone by Amazon, Best Buy is holding its own summer sale.Amazon recently held a Prime Day event, which, to put it mildly, was a huge success and had everyone wondering if Amazon had managed to topple Black Friday, a massive shopping sale extravaganza... >>

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

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OMG.Niantic has announced that it's finally going to release Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go. This is something players (aka trainers) have been begging for like a year. The studio has also detailed how the new feature will work. So, here's everything... >>

CityMapper is launching a night bus service in London this August

CityMapper is launching a night bus service in London this August

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CityMapper, the app-based service to help you navigate various cities around the world, is launching its first commercial bus route in East London following a successful trial. CityMapper to trial its own smart bus transportation service in London The... >>

Nintendo Switch Online app out now for iOS and Android, just in time for Splatoon 2

Nintendo Switch Online app out now for iOS and Android, just in time for Splatoon 2

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We already knew that Nintendo delayed its full, paid-for online service until next year but in the meantime is allowing players to connect to each other for free. That means playing multiplayer games over the internet, such as Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon... >>

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

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Google has announced some updates to the feed experience in the main Google app. Here's what you need to know.The company said the app now offers "improved machine learning to anticipate what’s of interest to each individual user," as well as "the option... >>

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

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Snapchat has updated again.And the latest changes should make it easier for you to record and edit many snaps. It's introducing two new features, the first of which is called multi-snap recording, while the second is called tint brush. Here's everything... >>

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently

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Amazon has eyed another industry it wants to disrupt: meal box subscription services.You see, earlier this month, it surfaced that Amazon had registered a trademark for its own meal box service. The trademark application included the slogan "We do the... >>

The battle of unlimited subscriptions

The battle of unlimited subscriptions

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We are starting to pay for Internet content. Every digital media, information website and blogs are beginning to suggest that you pay to read. Tomorrow, who will be the Netflix/iTunes for information?The unlimited subscription model has become the general... >>

WhatsApp with soon be able to play YouTube videos in chats

WhatsApp with soon be able to play YouTube videos in chats

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WhatsApp is soon to add a new feature and it's one that many will have had on their wishlist for years. You will soon be able to view YouTube videos in chats rather than just send links back and forth.The new feature was discovered in the latest WhatsApp... >>

Facebook says you use this emoji the most if you live in the UK

Facebook says you use this emoji the most if you live in the UK

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It's World Emoji Day.Yes, that's a thing, but more importantly, in honour of this modern "holiday", Facebook has revealed which emoji are among the most popular. CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg specifically shared the top 10 most used emoji characters... >>

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

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Samsung's mobile payments service now supports PayPal.If you use Samsung Pay, you can now choose PayPal as a payment method whether you're cashing out in-store, on the web, or in an app. It works any place that Samsung Pay is accepted; the service is... >>

Amazon Anytime could be the shopping giant's new messaging app

Amazon Anytime could be the shopping giant's new messaging app

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Amazon may be developing its own messaging app, to rival apps such as iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Called Anytime, the app will reportedly be available across iOS, Android and even desktop, and will combine features of many of the other... >>

Facebook: Here's how to make GIFs using the app's built-in camera

Facebook: Here's how to make GIFs using the app's built-in camera

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Facebook's mobile app offers a new feature: GIF-making.As discovered by The Next Web, the social network has quietly updated the app's camera with the option to make a short GIF, which you can then share in a Facebook Story or on your profile. There are... >>

Utter Pano-demonium: When panoramic photos go wrong

Utter Pano-demonium: When panoramic photos go wrong

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Isn't technology grand? With advancements in smartphone cameras and the apps that accompany them, we can now take panoramic photographs and have them automatically stitched together for us. This presents everyone with the magnificent power to create... >>

What is X.COM? Elon Musk's new website and project teased

What is X.COM? Elon Musk's new website and project teased

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Tesla boss Elon Musk has caused an internet frenzy with a simple tweet.His company has reacquired the domain name x.com, which was the original name of PayPal many moons ago, and is soon to launch a new venture or, at least, assign one of his current... >>

Microsoft's new app uses AI to describe to the blind how people look

Microsoft's new app uses AI to describe to the blind how people look

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Are you visually impaired? If so, Microsoft's latest app is for you.Microsoft has released a new smartphone app, called Seeing AI, which uses computer vision to describe things to the visually impaired. With the app, you can simply focus your phone’s... >>

What is PayPal and how does it work?

What is PayPal and how does it work?

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PayPal has been in the mobile payments business for more than a decade. It's been around even longer as an online financial service, but mobile is the area that seems to be growing fastest.Most recently, an agreement with Apple enables iOS device owners... >>

Yolt: What is it, and how will it help you manage your money?

Yolt: What is it, and how will it help you manage your money?

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How much did you spend on groceries or eating out last month? Most of us could probably, at a push, happily tell ourselves a rough estimate of our regular recurring household bills. There’s the mortgage or rent, your phone bill or the gym, but it's... >>

iPhone users can finally use PayPal on iTunes, App Store, Music and iBooks

iPhone users can finally use PayPal on iTunes, App Store, Music and iBooks

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After many years of "will they, won't they" PayPal is finally now part of Apple's iOS stores. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners in the UK and US can now pay for purchases across iTunes, iBooks, Apple Music and the Apple App Store using their PayPal accounts.It... >>

19 incredible aerial photographs that turn the world into a roller coaster ride

19 incredible aerial photographs that turn the world into a roller coaster ride

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In a series of photographs called "Flatland", Turkish artist and photo manipulator Aydın Büyüktaş uses a collection of aerial photographs to create these images which give a new perspective to the world. Aydın Büyüktaş says that he got the... >>

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 UK: Super cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo and more

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 UK: Super cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo and more

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Amazon Prime Day is well underway and you have until the end of play tonight, Tuesday 11 July, to grab yourself some incredible bargains. It ends at midnight and when the deals are gone, they're gone. All the latest upcoming Prime deals LIVE Deals of... >>

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

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Virgin Media was one of the first companies to offer access to popular apps that don't use up any of your data allowance.For a while, customers on its Virgin Mobile plans have been able to use Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp as much as they like, without... >>

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?

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Facebook-owned Instagram has a copycat Snapchat feature: Stories.Here's the deal... With Snapchat Stories, you can broadcast multiple snaps (videos and photos) taken throughout the day, complete with overlays of doodles and stickers and filters and masks.... >>

15 secret WhatsApp tricks you might not know about

15 secret WhatsApp tricks you might not know about

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WhatsApp. Wonderful, wonderful, WhatsApp. The messaging service that made BBM look boring and text messages redundant.Of course there are now heaps of messaging services around, but WhatsApp has had a massive head start on almost all of them, meaning... >>

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?

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Over the past few years you may have heard a number of companies, app makers and service providers announce that they're launching two factor verification or two factor authentication, often abbreviated to 2FV. If you ever wondered what the heck it even... >>

Google Blocks is a new tool anyone can use to make 3D models in VR

Google Blocks is a new tool anyone can use to make 3D models in VR

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Google has a new virtual reality tool.This tool is really an app. It's unique in that it lets you create colourful 3D models in VR. Called Google Blocks, it's free and available now for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Tthe important thing to note about Google... >>

Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS finally coming 21 July

Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS finally coming 21 July

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The Nintendo Switch just got a companion app for online services.During a Nintendo Direct event on Thursday, Nintendo announced a new app called Nintendo Switch Online. It will be available from 21 July, the same day Splatoon 2 becomes available. According... >>

Fender Play will teach you how to strum your favourite tune in no time

Fender Play will teach you how to strum your favourite tune in no time

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Want to learn how to play guitar? Fender will now show you.Sure, you can always go pick up a bunch of books that tell you how, or you can watch some videos on YouTube or even play Rocksmith, but the company, which is widely known for its guitars, has... >>

Pokemon Go on its first birthday will let you catch Pikachu in Ash's hat

Pokemon Go on its first birthday will let you catch Pikachu in Ash's hat

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It seems like just yesterday that everyone could be found outside, wandering the streets, trying to catch 'em all.Pokemon Go is one years old now. And to celebrate the app's one-year anniversary, or first birthday, however you want to look at it, Niantic... >>

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto

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Seat has released a new version of its DriveApp Android application that now fully integrates with Android Auto. The Spanish car manufacturer claims to be the first to support the Android-based in-car system with a dedicated application.Seat DriveApp... >>

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

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You might not have known already, but Amazon Prime members in certain cities have the option to order deliveries to arrive on the same day. Indeed, they can even arrive within one or two hours, with the latter available as a free option.Known as Amazon... >>

Snapchat links: How do you link a website to your snap?

Snapchat links: How do you link a website to your snap?

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Surprise! Snapchat has updated again.At this point, Snapchat updates are becoming a weekly, if not daily, thing. But this latest update is worth talking about, because it gives average iOS and Android users a feature commonly limited to brands and advertisers:... >>

25 Amazing Photoshop artists with skills that will blow your mind

25 Amazing Photoshop artists with skills that will blow your mind

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We all know the power of Photoshop, you'll regularly see the results of its use on magazine covers and in advertising campaigns. But it's much more than just a tool for touching up and beautifying images, it's also a powerful piece of software for creating... >>

Amazon Prime Day: Save £20 on full Amazon Prime membership - offer ends today!

Amazon Prime Day: Save £20 on full Amazon Prime membership - offer ends today!

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Amazon has announced its third annual Prime Day will be on Tuesday 11 July 2017 this year.It is expected to have some amazing deals from the evening of 10 July all the way through to the end of Amazon Prime Day.In preparation, Amazon Prime membership... >>

21 of the best office tech pranks of all time

21 of the best office tech pranks of all time

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Office pranks have always been a firm favourite on the internet and, for those cooped up in an air-conditioned office from nine to five for most of the year, they're a great escape from the humdrum. The best office pranks we've seen range from the surprisingly... >>

Google now lets anyone sign up to try experimental Area 120 products

Google now lets anyone sign up to try experimental Area 120 products

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Google has an incubator that develops interesting products, like the new Uptime app, but now it's allowing anyone to test those efforts.Called Area 120, the in-house unit not only developed Uptime but also Advr, an experimental project for advertising... >>

Netflix now offers Dolby Atmos 3D sound, but there's a catch

Netflix now offers Dolby Atmos 3D sound, but there's a catch

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Vudu is no longer the only streaming service that supports Dolby's Atmos 3D sound technology.Netflix does as well, with the launch of Bong Joon Ho's Okja, a film that debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. It's now available on Netflix, and with Atmos support,... >>

What is Tinder and how does it work?

What is Tinder and how does it work?

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Dating isn't what it used to be.Over the past couple decades, online dating has revolutionised the game. You no longer have to hit on people at bars and get rejected face-to-face. You can now carefully construct your virtual profile with coy details and... >>

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

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We all rely heavily on technology these days and why not? Most gadgets are enablers that aid us in our daily lives. Where would we be without our smartphones, tablets, TVs, the internet or an electronic back scratcher?However, overuse of tech can be... >>

Uber will now let you request rides for any of your contacts

Uber will now let you request rides for any of your contacts

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Uber has now made it possible for you to request a ride from your smartphone, but for someone else in your phone book. To request a ride for somebody else, you need to set the pick up location away from where you happen to be. What is Uber and how does... >>

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work?

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work?

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Apple's foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space comes in the form of CarPlay. CarPlay connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling access and interaction with Apple's ecosystem directly through a car's dashboard touchscreen.First... >>

KeepVid Music: Download any song or video from the web to your Mac or PC

KeepVid Music: Download any song or video from the web to your Mac or PC

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Have you ever watched a music video on YouTube and wished you could save the song to your computer? Well, you can, with KeepVid Music.We installed the app in order to download MP3s directly from YouTube and over 10,000 other music and video sites, such... >>

30 most Instagrammed landmarks from around the world

30 most Instagrammed landmarks from around the world

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Everyone loves travelling and in a world with high-quality cameras tucked into our pockets in the form of smartphones, it's remarkably quick and easy to take photos of our adventures.You only need to take a quick look at Instagram to see how popular the... >>

Facebook won't launch its original TV shows until later this summer

Facebook won't launch its original TV shows until later this summer

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We're learning more details about Facebook's original TV plans.According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook will launch its own original series later this summer, with some of them being full-fledged cable TV productions. The 30-minute episodes will... >>

Anyone can now try Uptime, the new YouTube party app from Google

Anyone can now try Uptime, the new YouTube party app from Google

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You no longer need an invite to try Google's YouTube parties app.Gogole's startup incubator, Area 120, allows employees to work on approved projects during their "20 per cent time". The latest project from that incubator is Uptime, a mobile app that... >>

How to get iOS 11 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad

How to get iOS 11 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad

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Apple has made the public beta of iOS 11 available to download now.The next major software update for iPhone and iPad will officially release alongside new iPhones, which could for the first time see three models, this autumn. If you'd like to try a version... >>

What is DisneyLife and why will it make your summer holidays better?

What is DisneyLife and why will it make your summer holidays better?

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Disney has always been active on streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, with many of its movies available to view as part of a subscription. However, it has also been steadily growing its own, standalone streaming service since launching... >>