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This new Riffsy app lets you easily find and share GIFs from a Mac

This new Riffsy app lets you easily find and share GIFs from a Mac

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Although people still debate how to pronounce GIF, everyone will agree that GIFs themselves are pretty amazing. And now, thanks to a free desktop app from a company called Riffsy, you can get your fill of them with a Mac.When Apple opened up its keyboard... >>

Office 2016 for Windows 10 now available: How to get it and key new features explained

Office 2016 for Windows 10 now available: How to get it and key new features explained

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Microsoft has finally released the Windows 10 version of Office 2016, which follows from the Mac OS X software released in July, and we can safely say that it's the best version of its productivity suite we've seen.There are several key changes you'll... >>

To insure or not to insure? The daftest ways of busting your smartphone

To insure or not to insure? The daftest ways of busting your smartphone

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Holy busted smartphones, Batman! If you or a friend or family member have ever smashed up a smartphone then you'll know all about the exquisite mental (and financial!) discomfort of seeing a £600+ piece of hardware shatter to smithereens in front of... >>

How to ensure you don’t drop your phone down the loo

How to ensure you don’t drop your phone down the loo

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Are you a butterfingered iPhone addict who cannot even visit the toilet without the aid of your touchscreen second-brain?If so, you might be glad to hear that there is an actual product that has been invented specifically to ensure you don’t drop your... >>

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700: Better than the Microsoft Surface Pro?

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700: Better than the Microsoft Surface Pro?

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Lenovo is making moves to take a bite out of the Microsoft Surface Pro, revealing its 12-inch IdeaPad Miix 700 tablet-meets-laptop 2-in-1 hybrid at the IFA consumer technology fair. And it has a number of additional features that put it a notch ahead... >>

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro: Projector tablet breaks the traditional mould (hands-on)

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro: Projector tablet breaks the traditional mould (hands-on)

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Tablets are evolving to try and innovate; to bring new and desirable features into a market that's stagnated somewhat. It takes something new to standout from the crowd, which is exactly what the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro does.At first glance you might wonder... >>

Apple patents fuel cell laptop battery for long-lasting MacBook

Apple patents fuel cell laptop battery for long-lasting MacBook

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If we had to complain about one thing when it comes to Apple's laptops, we'd gripe about battery life.And that's especially true if you own an older MacBook Pro. Simply run the Chrome browser on your machine for a couple hours, and before you know it,... >>

Apple might show off a 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display next month

Apple might show off a 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display next month

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There is going to be a tonne of new Apple stuff to buy this autumn.The Cupertino-based company is getting ready to launch its new iPhones and maybe even an updated Apple TV and all-new iPad Pro within the next month, but in addition to all that, a new... >>

Acer Chromebook R11: Fully flexible Chromebook packs IPS screen on a budget

Acer Chromebook R11: Fully flexible Chromebook packs IPS screen on a budget

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We've seen a dozen Chromebooks and it's fair to say few have ever impressed us. Why? Because of poor screen choices with limited angles of view.Not so the Acer Chromebook R11. By packing in an IPS touchscreen panel this 11.6-incher can be tilted to extreme... >>

Acer Revo Build: Assemble this modular mini PC like Lego

Acer Revo Build: Assemble this modular mini PC like Lego

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What you're looking at is not a retro hi-fi, nor a bento box as Acer CEO Jason Chen likened the new Acer Revo Build to when introducing it on stage at the company's IFA press conference in Berlin.Nope, the Acer Revo Build is an assemble-it-yourself modular... >>

Want to play your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? Asus VivoStick might be the answer

Want to play your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? Asus VivoStick might be the answer

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Fancy playing your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? That's now possible thanks to Asus who has just announced a new Windows 10 PC on a stick at IFA in Germany.The new Asus VivoStick is the company's answer to Intel's Compute Stick and is basically... >>

Intel Skylake processors explained: Why they'll make your next PC or tablet faster

Intel Skylake processors explained: Why they'll make your next PC or tablet faster

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Intel has announced a new range of processors at European technology trade show IFA in German.Dubbed Skylake, the new Intel Core processors, which will include a line aimed at mobile 2-in-1 devices promise to be the company's "best ever" and allow manufacturers... >>

Acer Revo Build is a modular PC that you can add new components to magnetically

Acer Revo Build is a modular PC that you can add new components to magnetically

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Acer has followed up last year's small form factor Revo PC with a new model that's also modular, so users can add and take away elements as they require.The Revo Build comes with two main components, the main unit and the graphics, and then other modules... >>

Lenovo's latest laptop and tablet line-up leads with the Ideapad MIIX 700 and its RealSense Camera

Lenovo's latest laptop and tablet line-up leads with the Ideapad MIIX 700 and its RealSense Camera

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Lenovo has announced a refresh for its laptop, all-in-one and 2-in-1 Windows 10 line-up ahead of IFA 2015 in Berlin.Undoubtedly the star of the new range is the Ideapad MIIX 700, a 12-inch 2-in-1/tablet that comes with a folio keyboard and up to a 6th... >>

Toshiba aims at MacBook with 'world's first' 4K 12.5-inch Satellite Radius 12

Toshiba aims at MacBook with 'world's first' 4K 12.5-inch Satellite Radius 12

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Ahead of IFA getting into full swing, Toshiba announced a 12.5-inch convertible laptop that comes with an Ultra HD 4K display.The Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 can be spec'd with up to a 6th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and a 512GB M.2... >>

Intel’s future vision: Robot butlers, fashion wearables, super-fast SSD and RealSense prevail at IDF 2015

Intel’s future vision: Robot butlers, fashion wearables, super-fast SSD and RealSense prevail at IDF 2015

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At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 it's all go this year: we've seen automated robot butlers, Fossil unveiling a glimpse of its forthcoming fashion smart wearables, Razer jumping on board Intel's RealSense technology in its new Twitch-friendly camera,... >>

We've only just got Windows 10 and Microsoft has announced the next update already

We've only just got Windows 10 and Microsoft has announced the next update already

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Windows 10 has only been available to PC owners for a few weeks but Microsoft is already planning for the next big update. It's even revealed a couple of the main features a new version will offer.When it devised Windows 10, the software giant wanted... >>

Acer Aspire R11 review: Budget highs and lows
3.5 stars

Acer Aspire R11 review: Budget highs and lows

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It's a pretty good time to be shopping for a cheap laptop, with hybrids, Chromebooks and plain ole laptops each available from a couple of hundred quid these days. So there's no need to spend a small fortune on your next portable computer.The Acer Aspire... >>

Twitchers and YouTubers, the Razer RealSense Camera's auto background removal will enhance your broadcasts

Twitchers and YouTubers, the Razer RealSense Camera's auto background removal will enhance your broadcasts

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Razer is well known in gaming for its PCs, laptops and peripherals. Now, with the power of Intel RealSense, its created the Razer RealSense Camera, which uses the depth-sensing technology to auto remove backgrounds. No need for green screen, no need for... >>

Google's OnHub smart Wi-Fi router might actually excite you

Google's OnHub smart Wi-Fi router might actually excite you

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We've all been there. Your internet isn't working at home, so you resort to unplugging and then re-plugging in your Wi-Fi router. Maybe that'll do the trick... or maybe it won't. It's just one of life's mysteries.But Google has developed a new product... >>

Fossil Android Wear smartwatch to arrive October, powered by Intel technology

Fossil Android Wear smartwatch to arrive October, powered by Intel technology

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Intel and Fossil Group announced a partnership in September 2014, and now we're seeing the fruits of that as tangible product at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015. Yep, Fossil will release its first fashion smartwatch, an as-yet-unnamed Android Wear... >>

Cortana is always listening with new Wake-On-Voice tech, even when Windows 10 is sleeping

Cortana is always listening with new Wake-On-Voice tech, even when Windows 10 is sleeping

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"Hey Cortana". Windows 10's built-in assistant is the go-to voice-controlled interface in Microsoft's operating system. And she's just about to get a whole lot smarter.Shown at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 in San Francisco, Intel demonstrated... >>

How to get the best Wi-Fi signal, using particle accelerator physics

How to get the best Wi-Fi signal, using particle accelerator physics

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Finding the best Wi-Fi signal should not be difficult and certainly isn't rocket science. But it is particle physics.Using the smarts of particle accelerator maths you can now find the best possible Wi-Fi router position for your home.Since electromagnetic... >>

Dell Chromebook 13 announced: Intel Core i5, 12-hour battery, business secure and more

Dell Chromebook 13 announced: Intel Core i5, 12-hour battery, business secure and more

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Dell has teamed up with Google to create its latest Chromebook 13. The plan was to create a sleek design that's powerful enough for business use.The design is aimed at the premium end with a carbon fibre weave cover, magnesium alloy palm rest and aluminium... >>

Want to see mobile and 4G coverage in your area before you sign up to a network? Here's how

Want to see mobile and 4G coverage in your area before you sign up to a network? Here's how

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If you are still on a 3G mobile plan and are considering switching to 4G, or even want to switch mobile provider altogether, after what each offers for the money the next important question you should ask is whether you will get a decent signal in your... >>

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review: Split personality
3.5 stars

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review: Split personality

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Do you believe the hybrid hype? Windows tablets have failed to really take off in the way Android and Apple tablets have, but Windows is where it's at if you're after a hybrid for productivity. The Microsoft Surface 3 proved that.The Asus Transformer... >>

Samsung, LG and Google vow to start monthly security updates for Android in wake of Stagefright bug

Samsung, LG and Google vow to start monthly security updates for Android in wake of Stagefright bug

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Android hack worriers rejoice, the fixes are coming to save the day. Google, Samsung and LG and now going to start rolling out monthly security updates.After Android's biggest bug yet was revealed at the Black Hat security conference recently, it was... >>

Game Drive for Xbox could be the easiest gaming storage expansion yet

Game Drive for Xbox could be the easiest gaming storage expansion yet

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Seagate has cleverly waited for Gamescom 2015 to kick off before announcing its new Game Drive for Xbox.Game Drive for Xbox is an external hard drive that should make expanding your console's storage capacity super-simple.With plenty of games now available... >>

You'll never believe how big gadgets used to be: Then and now in pictures

You'll never believe how big gadgets used to be: Then and now in pictures

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Modern technology has propelled us forward to create smaller and smaller gadgets especially since the microchip appeared. Sure phones are growing in screen size now but you'll be amazed how they are still smaller than their historical counterparts. And... >>

Windows 10 has been downloaded more than 14 million times already, have you got yours yet?

Windows 10 has been downloaded more than 14 million times already, have you got yours yet?

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Microsoft has revealed that in the first 24 hours, more than 14 million devices received the Windows 10 upgrade. But there is still a fair way to go before all those who reserved their download get theirs.Pocket-lint has been receiving plenty of reports... >>

Why haven’t I got Windows 10 upgrade yet? And other important questions answered

Why haven’t I got Windows 10 upgrade yet? And other important questions answered

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Although Windows 10 officially launched yesterday, many are complaining that they haven't yet got the upgrade. Even if they pre-registered for the download at the beginning of June, they are still plugging away with Windows 8.1 or 7, hoping that a notification... >>

Windows 10 first impressions: Should you upgrade or not?

Windows 10 first impressions: Should you upgrade or not?

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Windows 10 is officially here and it’s generating a lot of buzz for a new windows release, especially considering that the basic version is completely free for Windows 8.1 or 7 owners. And it’s difficult to make an argument against a free upgrade.However,... >>

Updated: Stagefright bug may have someone controlling your Android phone right now without you even knowing

Updated: Stagefright bug may have someone controlling your Android phone right now without you even knowing

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Quite possibly the worst Android bug that's ever existed has been discovered. It could mean the end for you smartphone.All an attacker would need to remotely access your smartphone is your phone number.The weakness comes from a part of the Android OS... >>

Five gadgets you won’t want to go on holiday without

Five gadgets you won’t want to go on holiday without

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Holiday season is here. So what are the best gadgets to travel with? From action-capturing cameras, a satnav to navigate you through Europe and of course, a high quality camera to capture your trip, Pocket-lint are giving you the best recommendations... >>

9 things about Windows 10 you didn’t know already

9 things about Windows 10 you didn’t know already

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Windows 10 is available to download from today - although, thanks to a staggered rollout, you might have to wait a few days to get it. But while you wait you might want to know about some of the lesser known abilities it will bring to your PC.When you... >>

9 things you can do with Microsoft Edge you couldn’t with Internet Explorer

9 things you can do with Microsoft Edge you couldn’t with Internet Explorer

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Microsoft's new browser, Edge, is finally here and ready to make you forget all about Internet Explorer.Even at first glance, Edge seems like a vast improvement over its predecessor: fast browsing, minimal pop­ups (thanks to a built-in pop­up blocker),... >>

Cortana in Windows 10: Here's how it works and why it could change PCs forever

Cortana in Windows 10: Here's how it works and why it could change PCs forever

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Windows 10 is available from today, 29 July, and PCs worldwide will start to get the update with the eventual roll out expected to reach everybody in the next week. That means your existing Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 laptop, desktop or tablet device will soon... >>

This monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone, say goodbye to wire clutter

This monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone, say goodbye to wire clutter

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Samsung has unveiled what it says is the world's first monitor that can wirelessly charge a smartphone.The SE370 looks like a normal, but very futuristic, monitor and comes in 23.6-inch or 27-inch variants. But what makes this special is the stand which... >>

Microsoft Q4 FY15 earnings: Huge losses, but Surface, Xbox, and Office 365 sales are up

Microsoft Q4 FY15 earnings: Huge losses, but Surface, Xbox, and Office 365 sales are up

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Microsoft has posted its fourth-quarter earnings for its 2015 fiscal year, and while the company did report huge losses, it beat analysts' expectations and claimed it experienced decent growth in key businesses.Starting off with the good news: Microsoft... >>

There's now a Google Drive plugin for Microsoft Office in Windows

There's now a Google Drive plugin for Microsoft Office in Windows

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Everyone knows that Microsoft has a new company-wide vision with its new CEO, and part of that vision is getting its start productivity suite, Microsoft Office, running on and working with all the major platforms out there.Microsoft shocked the world... >>

Toshiba in serious trouble as CEO quits over $1.2 billion accounting scandal

Toshiba in serious trouble as CEO quits over $1.2 billion accounting scandal

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Hisao Tanaka, the CEO and president of Toshiba, has resigned after the company was found to have overstated its operating profits for the last six years, to the tune of $1.2 billion (£780 million).He and two others in senior management, vice-chairman... >>

Apple releases iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan public betas: Here's how to try them

Apple releases iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan public betas: Here's how to try them

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Apple has launched the first public beta of El Capitan, the next version of OS X. It also released a public beta of iOS 9, making it the first public beta for a major iOS update. Both betas are free to install and test.The company unveiled its operating... >>

The summer gift guide: Business travel gadgets

The summer gift guide: Business travel gadgets

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Just because it's summer doesn't mean you get to stop working. But whether you are travelling for work or pleasure these gadgets will take care of your precious kit.  Griffin Keyboard Wired with Lightning Connector Connect to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod... >>

EE fined £1 million by Ofcom for mishandling customer complaints

EE fined £1 million by Ofcom for mishandling customer complaints

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Ofcom has fined EE a staggering £1 million for not treating customer complaints in the proper manner, as according to the code of practice set by the UK's communications regulator and agreed by all networks.EE, it ruled, failed to inform customers complaining... >>

Windows 10 won’t be available to everybody at launch

Windows 10 won’t be available to everybody at launch

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Windows 10 will be available from 29 July but it has been revealed that most consumers will not actually get the update that day.Microsoft has confirmed its roll out plans and it will be phasing the release of the software in order to prevent servers... >>

Freephone 0800 and 0808 numbers are finally free to call from mobiles too

Freephone 0800 and 0808 numbers are finally free to call from mobiles too

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Thanks to a ruling set by Ofcom last year, networks have lifted charges for freephone numbers when called from a mobile.That means that from today, 1 July, you will no longer be charged when you call numbers starting with 0800 and 0808 from your smartphone... >>

El Capitan code suggests Apple 21.5-inch iMac with 4K screen

El Capitan code suggests Apple 21.5-inch iMac with 4K screen

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Apple may be preparing a new 4K iMac for the 21.5-inch range.Currently Apple has its 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display dazzling eyes with its high resolution screen. But the smaller 21.5-inch iMac hasn't had a screen update in some time.Code in the... >>

Watch Microsoft create the Windows 10 wallpaper using projectors and lasers

Watch Microsoft create the Windows 10 wallpaper using projectors and lasers

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Windows 10 will have its own, unique wallpaper designed by a production designer and artist who is also known for his work on Tron's opening titles. His name is Bradley Munkowitz.As it did with all previous versions of Windows, Microsoft has created a... >>