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Microsoft is working on a service for streaming apps and games to Windows devices

Microsoft is working on a service for streaming apps and games to Windows devices

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Microsoft is developing a better way to compete with Google and its cloud-based apps and operating system. The company is building a experimental service for streaming apps and games on Windows, it's claimed.ZDNet has reported that Microsoft's Azure-based... >>

It looks like BT is about to buy EE for £12.5bn as it enters exclusive negotiations

It looks like BT is about to buy EE for £12.5bn as it enters exclusive negotiations

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There has been a lot of talk about BT bidding for a network operator with O2 and EE in the running. Now it's been announced that BT is entering exclusive negotiation talks with EE ahead of what will likely be its buyout.EE is made up of Deutsche Telekom... >>

You’ll never believe how much Seagate’s 8TB hard drives cost

You’ll never believe how much Seagate’s 8TB hard drives cost

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Seagate is never satisfied with the hard drives out there and has yet again broken the mould and created a new type of HDD, saving everyone money.This new hard drive uses Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology to cram even more data onto each platter... >>

Microsoft will show off Windows 10 features for consumers at January event

Microsoft will show off Windows 10 features for consumers at January event

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With the new year fast approaching, Microsoft is likely adding the final touches to Windows 10 and planning press events for the upcoming software. In fact, the company has just announced an event for 21 January."We will be holding an event here on Microsoft’s... >>

Famous garage where first Apple computers were built is a 'myth', says Steve Wozniak

Famous garage where first Apple computers were built is a 'myth', says Steve Wozniak

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We hate to break it to you, Apple fanboys and fangirls, but your world is about to shatter.The ever-chatty Steve Wozniak - you know, the guy who co-founded Apple along with Steve Jobs - has just completed another interview with Bloomberg Businessweek,... >>

Imagination Technologies Creator CI20 arrives to take on Raspberry Pi

Imagination Technologies Creator CI20 arrives to take on Raspberry Pi

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Whether you're a developer, hobbyist or just fancy tinkering with a mini computer on a board Imagination Technologies has created the MIPS-based Creator CI20 just for you.Much like the now famous Raspberry Pi this computer on a board offers an entire... >>

E-cigarette bad for digital health, infects computer with virus

E-cigarette bad for digital health, infects computer with virus

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Just when you thought stopping smoking cigarettes and moving to e-cigarettes was the healthy option, they get dangerous too. A recent report has revealed a man's computer was hacked by an e-cigarette when he plugged it in to charge.The e-cigarette, bought... >>

EE to bring 4G, 3G and voice to unconnected areas using micro network

EE to bring 4G, 3G and voice to unconnected areas using micro network

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The mobile network EE has announced that it aims to connect rural areas currently without voice, 3G and 4G services by 2017.Right now there are still pockets of the UK without mobile connectivity. These are largely located in areas far from main antennae... >>

BT in confirmed talks with both EE and O2 for move back into mobile

BT in confirmed talks with both EE and O2 for move back into mobile

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EE has revealed that it too is in talks with BT over the British telecoms company buying the mobile operator's UK business. It was already understood that BT was in talks with O2 to bring it back under its wing, but while it seems certain now that the... >>

Google is giving 1TB of free Google Drive space to new Chromebook buyers

Google is giving 1TB of free Google Drive space to new Chromebook buyers

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The holiday shopping season has officially arrived, and so Google has announced an awesome deal that's exclusive to new Chromebook buyers.In an attempt to snag your interest this Christmas, Google has come up with a deal that'll encourage you to spend... >>

Turn an old Apple iMac into an aquarium yourself, or buy one ready to go

Turn an old Apple iMac into an aquarium yourself, or buy one ready to go

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We've heard of recycling but this is just ingenious. Apple iMacs have been turned into great looking fish tanks and now you can own one.Jake Harms thinks outside of the box, or inside the iMac in this case, and has come up with a brilliant adaptation... >>

Best iPhone accessories and apps to get for Christmas

Best iPhone accessories and apps to get for Christmas

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Christmas is but a hair's breadth away and it's time to decide what to give granny/little Johnny/sis/the cat as an annual token of affection. And that can be a daunting decision, with each year passing making it harder to a) think of what to buy them,... >>

Apple Mac mini (Late 2014) review: Updated, if not upgraded
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Apple Mac mini (Late 2014) review: Updated, if not upgraded

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The Mac mini is perhaps the least celebrated of the Apple Mac family.The iMac cuts its desktop swathe with luscious design and, recently, that 5K resolution panel has made it the all-in-one to beat. On the portable front, the MacBook Air remains one of... >>

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review: Pixel-packed powerhouse
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Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review: Pixel-packed powerhouse

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With ultra-high definition resolutions becoming increasingly commonplace, the desire for pixel-packed screens is bigger than ever. And the Apple iMac with Retina display surpasses the 4K trend that is eking its way into the home cinema space by offering... >>

Pi-Top is the world's first 3D printed laptop, build it yourself for £180

Pi-Top is the world's first 3D printed laptop, build it yourself for £180

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The world's first 3D printed laptop has smashed its funding target on Indiegogo. The Pi-Top aims to teach people how to build 3D printed circuits and real hardware by teaching users as they build the laptop itself, and beyond.The Pi-Top can be 3D printed... >>

Kano: The build your own PC for kids that brings coding to your living room

Kano: The build your own PC for kids that brings coding to your living room

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While the lure of the Raspberry Pi computer was exciting for many, a lot of people were put off by the sheer rawness of it. Now a company is hoping to change that, with a "build your own" computer experience kids.Kano comes in an unassuming box wrapped... >>

Dell Smart Desk concept: Taking interactive display technology into the future

Dell Smart Desk concept: Taking interactive display technology into the future

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We've all seen Tom Cruise chucking screens around with gesture-based control in the 2002 movie Minority Report. Although that probably doesn't reflect an average day at work for most of us in 2014, Dell's Smart Desk concept is designed to enhance professional... >>

Just when you thought DVD was dead, 1,000 terabytes is burned on a disc

Just when you thought DVD was dead, 1,000 terabytes is burned on a disc

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DVD may not be as dead as we thought. Scientists have managed to cram more data than ever onto a single disc. Previously only able to hold 4.7GB discs could now hold a massive 1,000 terabytes of data thanks to a breakthrough by Australian scientists.While... >>

Apple eat your heart out, Dell unveils 5K resolution 27-inch PC monitor

Apple eat your heart out, Dell unveils 5K resolution 27-inch PC monitor

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Move over 4K, Dell has unveiled its UltraSharp 27 Monitor, the world's first individual panel with a 5K resolution.That means a whopping 5120 x 2880 pixels across its 27-inch surface which is seven times the pixel density of a 1080p monitor or TV. 
It's... >>

Hands-on: Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 review: The Intel Core M Microsoft Surface challenger

Hands-on: Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 review: The Intel Core M Microsoft Surface challenger

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The Dell Venue series isn't new by any measure, but the unveiling of the 11 Pro 7000 hybrid goes to show that Dell still has plenty of tricks up its sleeve. It's beat Microsoft to the punch with Intel Core M technology but, oddly, the Pro 7000 isn't slimmer... >>

Never lose mobile signal again with national roaming, but it may cost you in 4G and battery life

Never lose mobile signal again with national roaming, but it may cost you in 4G and battery life

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The UK government has proposed a national roaming rule which would mean your mobile can access any network to offer complete 2G call coverage. This means even in weaker areas of connection, or notspots as they're being dubbed, you could still get signal... >>

Alienware 13: Gaming laptop meets desktop when paired with Graphics Amplifier (hands-on)

Alienware 13: Gaming laptop meets desktop when paired with Graphics Amplifier (hands-on)

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Which to go for - the desktop mega rig for graphically intense sessions, or a hardcore laptop for on-the-go gaming? How about a solution combining the best of both? That's the approach of the Alienware 13 gaming laptop. Use as a mobile gaming machine,... >>

Alienware Area-51: The mothership of desktop gaming rigs returns (hands-on)

Alienware Area-51: The mothership of desktop gaming rigs returns (hands-on)

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We rarely cover gaming rigs here at Pocket-lint, but there's something so iconic and, well, downright insane about the Alienware Area-51 that we couldn't resist. Or maybe the Greys have taken over our brains.Far from flying in from a land far away and... >>

This 4K laptop from Acer is a UHD gamer's mobile dream

This 4K laptop from Acer is a UHD gamer's mobile dream

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Acer has unveiled its V Nitro Black Edition Series laptop with a 4K UHD screen. So where it loses points for a silly name it more than makes up for it with an eye-watering display and enough power to make use of all those pixels.The V Nitro Black screen... >>

Lenovo Yoga 2 review: Flexible and affordable
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Lenovo Yoga 2 review: Flexible and affordable

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Laptops are not in a great state. Samsung and Sony have already announced their departure from the market altogether. The money's just not there anymore, and companies need to adapt to survive. Lenovo's Yoga series is this kind of evolution in action.The... >>

HP Sprout PC offers a built-in projector and touch mat instead of mouse and keyboard

HP Sprout PC offers a built-in projector and touch mat instead of mouse and keyboard

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HP has a new Windows PC called Sprout. But it's not your typical desktop machine.First and foremost, it features a 23-inch diagonal screen, along with a built-in projector and 20-point capacitive touch mat. The HD DLP projector, which boasts Intel's RealSense... >>

Microsoft Q1 2015: Surface Pro 3 fuels Surface sales, up 127 per cent

Microsoft Q1 2015: Surface Pro 3 fuels Surface sales, up 127 per cent

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Microsoft has reported its fiscal first-quarter results, and it looks as though things are improving for the company.More specifically, it posted $4.5 billion in net income on $23.20 billion in revenue for the quarter that ended on 30 September. Wall... >>

New Microsoft Windows 10 preview brings Action Center for notifications

New Microsoft Windows 10 preview brings Action Center for notifications

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Microsoft has rolled out a new build of Windows 10, the first update since the Windows 10 Technical Preview release."Most of the changes in this build will be invisible to you, but we’ve made nearly 7,000 improvements and fixes," explained Microsoft... >>

Mac mini teardown reveals a CPU and RAM you're stuck with

Mac mini teardown reveals a CPU and RAM you're stuck with

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Teardown specialist iFixit has already dissected a Mac mini barely a week after it launched. The 2014 model is found to be fairly easy to repair, but it would be difficult to do it yourself and you can forget about upgrading the processor if that's your... >>

'I'm sorry, I'm on the train': Railways found to be mobile blackspots

'I'm sorry, I'm on the train': Railways found to be mobile blackspots

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If you spend a lot of time on commuter trains around London, you'll know the frustrations you face when trying to use your mobile devices. Now, thanks to research by Global Wireless Solutions, we can put a figure on just how bad cellular connections are... >>

Go get it! Apple OS X Yosemite download now available

Go get it! Apple OS X Yosemite download now available

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As promised during its event held in Cupertino, Apple has released OS X Yosemite to the public.Apple first introduced the successor to OS X Mavericks at WWDC 2014 in June, when it highlighted the software's flatter and translucent design and smarter controls,... >>

Watch Apple show off iMac Retina 5K and iPad Air 2 in new advert videos

Watch Apple show off iMac Retina 5K and iPad Air 2 in new advert videos

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Apple has just posted three videos to YouTube that it first aired during a special event in Cupertino on Thursday morning.The videos highlight two new products that Apple debuted: iPad Air 2 and iMac with Retina 5K display. While two of the videos are... >>

Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp

Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp

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Apple has updated its iMac range to create a flagship model that delivers a crisp 5K image.The move, which well and truly takes it from the spare computer to a powerhouse for professionals, signals Apple's intent to deliver a "Retina display" on all... >>

Apple iMac adopts 5K Retina display for super sharp images, 7x more pixels than 1080p

Apple iMac adopts 5K Retina display for super sharp images, 7x more pixels than 1080p

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Apple has introduced a new desktop iMac with a 27-inch Retina display.At 5120 x 2880, the company calls it the 5K Retina display and claims that it is the world's highest resolution desktop display screen. Saying that it has seven times more pixels than... >>

Apple to roll out OS X Yosemite today, iOS 8.1 update next week

Apple to roll out OS X Yosemite today, iOS 8.1 update next week

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Apple is holding a live event at its headquarters in Cupertino, where it just confirmed upgrades to Mac OS X and iOS 8 are launching.Apple will release the consumer version of OS X Yosemite - the next major update to OS X announced in June at WWDC - on... >>

Apple 16 October event rumour round-up: What can we expect to see?

Apple 16 October event rumour round-up: What can we expect to see?

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It's official: Apple has an event scheduled for 16 October in Cupertino, where it is widely thought to show off a number of revamped products.Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus just last month at both the Flint Center and a separate white building... >>

Apple MacBook Air with Retina display not likely to unveil this week

Apple MacBook Air with Retina display not likely to unveil this week

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Apple has an event scheduled for Thursday, but don't expect to see the company debut a new MacBook Air with Retina display.Apple has an event scheduled for 16 October in Cupertino, where it is widely thought to show off a number of revamped products.... >>

Snapchat was not hacked for upcoming naked celebrity photo leak ‘The Snappening’

Snapchat was not hacked for upcoming naked celebrity photo leak ‘The Snappening’

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The latest headline in the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal drags Snapchat through the mill. Apparently on 12 October 200,000 images will be sent out, all taken not from the iCloud but from Snapsave.Snapsave is a third-party service which Snapchat... >>

SecureDrives SSD self-destructs when you text it the command

SecureDrives SSD self-destructs when you text it the command

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Self-destructing gadgets were once reserved for the confines of the movie screen in films like Mission Impossible and James Bond. That’s changed as SecureDrives has unveiled its Autothysis line of Solid State Drives which, it says, can be set to self-destruct... >>

Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro convertible laptop has an actual watchband hinge

Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro convertible laptop has an actual watchband hinge

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Lenovo has announced a new convertible laptop called the Yoga 3 Pro.The 13-in Yoga 3 Pro looks slim and is supposedly 17 per cent thinner than its predecessor, the Yoga 2 Pro. The laptop comes with a QHD+ 3200x1800 display and features what Lenovo described... >>

Windows 10 Technical Preview now out, but follow these tips before downloading

Windows 10 Technical Preview now out, but follow these tips before downloading

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Microsoft's Windows 10 is now available to download, though it is only a "technical preview".The company promised when it unveiled Windows 10 that it would launch a technical preview of the unfinished software the following day at no cost, and now that... >>

Watch Microsoft demo Windows 10 and show off new features in event video

Watch Microsoft demo Windows 10 and show off new features in event video

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Microsoft has published a video recording of its media event on 30 September in San Francisco, where it demonstrated Windows 10 and shared roadmap details like when an early preview would release.The entire clip is just under 40 minutes long but gives... >>

Is OS X Yosemite coming soon? Apple releases possible final GM version to developers

Is OS X Yosemite coming soon? Apple releases possible final GM version to developers

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Apple has released a candidate golden master version of OS X Yosemite to developers, suggesting the software is set to release soon.Called OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate 1.0 (or build 14A378a), the software could be the final version of OS X Yosemite... >>

Microsoft Windows 10: When and how can you get the next version of Windows?

Microsoft Windows 10: When and how can you get the next version of Windows?

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Microsoft not only just revealed a very early build of Windows 10 but also announced when and how you can get your hands on itWindows 10 is the next version of Microsoft's Windows operating system. It's meant to undo a lot of the messy bits that both... >>

Microsoft Windows 10: Here are the top features to get excited about

Microsoft Windows 10: Here are the top features to get excited about

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The next version of Windows is called Windows 10, Microsoft has just announced.The company is live in San Francisco, both announcing and showing off a very early build of Windows 10. Pocket-lint has rounded up a list of all the new changes and features... >>

Microsoft: Next version of Windows is Windows 10, not Windows 9

Microsoft: Next version of Windows is Windows 10, not Windows 9

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Microsoft has introduced the next version of Windows in San Francisco. It is called Windows 10."Windows is at a Threshold and now it's time for a new Windows," announced Terry Myerson, chief of Windows, at a press event. "Our new Windows must be built... >>

See in the dark using your iPhone with Seek Thermal imaging

See in the dark using your iPhone with Seek Thermal imaging

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Thermal imaging was once a treat reserved for those in the military, or perhaps the odd rich paintball fan. Now it's becoming affordable on the iPhone thanks to Seek Thermal.The hardware add-on allows you to turn any iPhone into a thermal imaging camera.... >>

HP's new Stream series of Windows laptops and tablets is both colourful and affordable

HP's new Stream series of Windows laptops and tablets is both colourful and affordable

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Hewlett-Packard has announced a colourful lineup of HP Stream laptops and tablets. And not only do they run Windows, but they're also affordable.Set to release just in time for the holiday shopping season, HP's Stream series includes two new laptop computers... >>