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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... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

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... >>

Best indoor smart home cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best indoor smart home cameras: See inside your home anytime

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A smart home consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smart home cool team - the camera.Smart home cameras will not... >>

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... >>

Will 'Eve' be the next high-end Chromebook made by Google?

Will 'Eve' be the next high-end Chromebook made by Google?

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Google might be working on new Chromebook features, and maybe even a new Chromebook to go with those features.First, the new features could be a fingerprint reader and a key specifically for bringing up Google Assistant. As for the new Chromebook, which... >>

When is Android O coming to my phone?

When is Android O coming to my phone?

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Google releases a new version of Android each year. For 2017, that's Android O, which doesn't yet have an official tasty treat-themed name. Like last year's Nougat update, Android O was initially launched as a developer preview before the official unveiling... >>

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

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Google Home can now recognise each person in your household by their voice and smartly switch to their account and preferences.Those of you with a husband or kids or a roommate will appreciate Google Home's latest update. If you've ever said to the speaker... >>

Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?
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Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?

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If there's one thing Google is good at, it's search. Its 20 years of experience has helped it to become the number one site we all go to when we want to look up anything. Heck, most people just say "Google it".Beyond search we use Google brands for a... >>

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... >>

More Google Pixel 2 details emerge, Pixel 2 XL to sport 5.99-inch OLED display

More Google Pixel 2 details emerge, Pixel 2 XL to sport 5.99-inch OLED display

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More details surrounding the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have leaked to XDA-Developers by a "source familiar with the matter that spent time with at least one of the phones". The details suggest the two devices, currently codenamed Taimen and Walleye,... >>

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new smartphone? If you're looking for the best smartphones, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop.We continually update... >>

Google just launched a new 180-degree VR format, plus cameras for it

Google just launched a new 180-degree VR format, plus cameras for it

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Google has announced a new 180-degree VR format, including third-party cameras that you can use to shoot in it. Called VR180, it's a collaboration, between YouTube and Google’s Daydream VR unit. It has been introduced alongside an announcement about... >>

Google Pixel 2 pops up in HTC U11's system files, confirms HTC involvement

Google Pixel 2 pops up in HTC U11's system files, confirms HTC involvement

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You never know what you might find in a phone's system files, if you dig deep enough. You might even find confirmation that a manufacturer is working on additional devices; even hugely-anticipated handsets for other, major companies.For example, we've... >>

We've reached peak fidget spinner, thanks to Google

We've reached peak fidget spinner, thanks to Google

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If you've managed to avoid fidget spinners thus far - whatever you do, don't Google the word "spinner".The fidget spinner craze, which swept the world this spring, may finally seem like its on the way out, but that doesn't mean it's too late for Google... >>

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

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Apple is trying to streamline home automation.In other words: Apple wants to make it easier for smart accessories - like Philips Hue lights, Wink lights, and other smart speakers, thermostats, detectors, plugs, blinds, locks, sensors, etc - to communicate,... >>

Did Google hire Apple's chip designer to make chips for Pixel 2?

Did Google hire Apple's chip designer to make chips for Pixel 2?

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Future Pixel phones might feature custom, Google-designed chips.According to Variety, Google has hired Manu Gulati, an Apple micro-architect. He worked at Apple on chip development for about eight years, but his LinkedIn profile shows he just joined... >>

Google may only release two Pixel phones, one possibly made by LG

Google may only release two Pixel phones, one possibly made by LG

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Reports have recently surfaced to suggest that Google will in fact only release two Pixel devices later this year and not three, as was previously thought. The manufacturer of said two Pixel devices is also up for question, with LG now entering the picture.... >>

Waymo killed its adorable self-driving cars to focus on minivans

Waymo killed its adorable self-driving cars to focus on minivans

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You know those cute Waymo cars - the ones that are the size of golf carts? Well, don't expect to see them on the road again.Waymo is a self-driving car company that began at Google but was recently spun off by Google's parent company, Alphabet. The unit... >>

Google Pixel 2 could come with an 18:9 display

Google Pixel 2 could come with an 18:9 display

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Google has yet to make any sort of official announcement about the existence of the second-generation Pixel smartphone, but a recent GFXBench listing for a device called the Pixel XL2 suggests one is on the horizon. Google Pixel 2: What do we want to... >>

Google Pixel phones could get Android O in August, earlier than usual

Google Pixel phones could get Android O in August, earlier than usual

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After detailing the next version of of its mobile operating system, Android O, during its developers conference in May, the next question facing Google was when?Yes, Android O will come with a raft of exciting new features, but when will it actually appear... >>

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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Back in November 2015 Amazon released Amazon Echo, its all-in-one speaker and assistant with Amazon Alexa voice control. And it's not taken long for other tech companies to muscle in with their own competitors. A year later, in November 2016, Google... >>

Google Chrome to get own built-in ad blocker

Google Chrome to get own built-in ad blocker

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Google is working on its own ad blocker, that it will build into future versions of its Chrome browser.At present, the AdBlock Chrome plug-in is one of the most popular downloads for the browser by far, but it has a cavalier approach to blocking advertising,... >>

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

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Andy Rubin, one of the original creators of Android, is back with a bang. The Essential Phone looks to give you as much as possible from a device without bogging you down with technology that gets in the way.It's minimalist, durable and has an amazing... >>

What is Google Jamboard, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Jamboard, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google has announced you can now pick up its new Jamboard.You probably won't need this thing unless you're a teacher or a company executive, as it's a powerful collaboration tool used to enhance meetings or presentations. It provides a 4K whiteboard... >>