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Forget flexible displays, Samsung is moving on to stretchable ones

Forget flexible displays, Samsung is moving on to stretchable ones

By Elyse Betters

First there was bendable, rollable, and foldable... but now, thanks Samsung, we have stretchable displays.The company has showed off a new display technology at Display Week - and it can stretch like a rubber band or a trampoline. The 9.1-inch stretchable... Read more

Remember Beam? No? That's OK, Microsoft calls it Mixer now

Remember Beam? No? That's OK, Microsoft calls it Mixer now

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has relaunched its Twitch competitor.The company acquired Beam, a video game live-streaming platform, last August, in response to the popularity of Amazon's Twitch and debut of YouTube Gaming. But, now, it has given Beam a new name: Mixer. In... Read more

Android's co-founder might unveil his new Essential phone next week

Android's co-founder might unveil his new Essential phone next week

By Elyse Betters

Andy Rubin is getting ready to unveil a phone from his new company.Here's the situation: Rubin is a former Google executive who once oversaw the development of Android. He left Google in 2014. In January, he started a new company, called Essential, and... Read more

HTC made a new VR headset that pairs with its U11 smartphone

HTC made a new VR headset that pairs with its U11 smartphone

By Elyse Betters

HTC has unveiled a new VR headset.Called the HTC Link, it is made to work specifically with the company’s latest U11 smartphone. It offers six degrees-of-freedom tracking - something that no other smartphone-based VR headset offers - and it seems to... Read more

Battlefield 1's next DLC has a female soldier class, due this summer

Battlefield 1's next DLC has a female soldier class, due this summer

By Elyse Betters

EA Dice has finally realised that Battlefield fans might want to fight online as a woman sometimes.The developer announced it will add a female soldier to Battlefield 1's multiplayer component in its upcoming expansion, In the Name of the Tsar. Set... Read more

Ricoh's latest camera is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof

Ricoh's latest camera is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof

By Elyse Betters

Ricoh has a new compact camera that doesn't mind getting a bit wet, rough, or cold - so it's perfect for outdoor extremists.Or, as Ricoh said, for underwater photography.Called the WG-50, it's described as a digital compact camera with a lightweight body... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro event: What was launched and how to watch

Microsoft Surface Pro event: What was launched and how to watch

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft held a special event in Shanghai on Tuesday 23 May, which it used to announce three Surface devices.Two of them had been previously revealed at other recent events, the Surface Laptop and Surface Studio, although it was revealed that they will... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Laptop vs Surface Book: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Laptop vs Surface Book: What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

It's been a busy month for Microsoft. A couple weeks after announcing the new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S, it has announced the successor to the Surface Pro 4. But instead of being named Surface Pro 5, it's just called Surface Pro. So, how does it... Read more

Ikea's smart lights add voice control via Alexa, Assistant, and Homekit

Ikea's smart lights add voice control via Alexa, Assistant, and Homekit

By Elyse Betters

You will soon be able to control Ikea smart lights using your voice.The Swedish retailer has revealed the Tradfri range will get voice control for owners of Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa devices. The feature is expected it to arrive by... Read more

Whiteboard is Microsoft's Windows 10 app for collaborative inking

Whiteboard is Microsoft's Windows 10 app for collaborative inking

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has unveiled a new Windows 10 app called Whiteboard.It's a "collaborative inking" app meant for Microsoft's Surface devices. Microsoft demoed the app while on stage at its Surface event in Shanghai, China on 23 May. The company explained that... Read more

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?

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

These Apple Watch bands from Nike were made to match your trainers

These Apple Watch bands from Nike were made to match your trainers

By Elyse Betters

Nike has catered to Apple fans once again.The company, which has a long history of working with Apple and even recently partnered with the company to create a specific version of the Apple Watch for runners, has unveiled a new collection of Apple Watch... Read more

Microsoft will likely unveil new Surface Pro Type Covers in Shanghai

Microsoft will likely unveil new Surface Pro Type Covers in Shanghai

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is teasing new products ahead of its Surface event.The company is expected to launch a new Surface Pro device in Shanghai on 23 May, so naturally, a day before the event, Microsoft's Surface chief has taken to Instagram to publish a teaser. Panos... Read more

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed, see new screenshots here

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed, see new screenshots here

By Elyse Betters

Rockstar Games has announced that the long-awaited sequel to Red Dead Redemption has been delayed.The publisher revealed via Twitter on Monday that Red Dead Redemption 2 will no longer arrive this autumn. It is now scheduled to release sometime in spring... Read more

Nest might unveil new 4K indoor home security camera by end of May

Nest might unveil new 4K indoor home security camera by end of May

By Elyse Betters

Google-owned Nest will soon announce a 4K indoor home security camera, but it's not your typical 4K camera.It won't actually record in 4K, according to Android Police. Instead, it will use the 4K resolution to "power some cool zooming tricks". The sensor... Read more

Is Amazon's checkout-less grocery store coming to the UK soon?

Is Amazon's checkout-less grocery store coming to the UK soon?

By Elyse Betters

Remember Amazon Go? Well, Amazon might bring it to the UK.The online retailer could soon export its experimental checkout-less grocery store to the UK, if a recent trademark registration of "No Queue. No Checkout. (No, Seriously.)" is to be taken seriously.... Read more

Twin Peaks (2017): The return, how, when, and where to watch it

Twin Peaks (2017): The return, how, when, and where to watch it

By Elyse Betters

If you're a fan of Twin Peaks, you be frothing with excitement that the series has returned after a 26-year absence from our TV screens.The first episode has aired in the US and UK as part of a simulcast between Sky and Showtime. If you missed it though,... Read more

Is Apple testing an Apple Watch device that tracks blood sugar?

Is Apple testing an Apple Watch device that tracks blood sugar?

By Elyse Betters

Tim Cook is reportedly testing a yet-to-be-announced Apple Watch accessory aimed at people with diabetes.According to a report from CNBC, which cited anonymous sources, Apple's chief executive has been wearing a prototype glucose tracker that pairs with... Read more

Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?

Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?

By Elyse Betters

Google Assistant has arrived on the iPhone.Sure, technically, the AI-powered assistant was already available in a limited fashion through the Google Allo messaging app, but now, thanks to a new standalone app available on Apple's App Store (US-only for... Read more

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

By Elyse Betters

Google I/O 2017 is done and dusted.Google holds an annual developers conference in order to get its developer community up to speed with all the updates it plans to push out to its products. Doing so gives developers a chance to get all their apps, services,... Read more

Android Go is Google's latest attempt at optimising budget Android phones

Android Go is Google's latest attempt at optimising budget Android phones

By Elyse Betters

Google has introduced a new type of Android.It's not like the Android OS you'd find on a high-end smartphone such as the Google Pixel. The important thing to realise here is that Android Go is basically a light version of Android O that's meant for budget,... Read more

Apple could update its entire MacBook line at WWDC next month

Apple could update its entire MacBook line at WWDC next month

By Elyse Betters

Apple will debut new hardware WWDC, rather than simply focus on software, according to a new report.Apple typically uses its mostly-annual developers conference to announce new software updates to existing products, giving developers a chance to become... Read more

Bragi Dash Pro wireless earbuds offer real-time translation and more

Bragi Dash Pro wireless earbuds offer real-time translation and more

By Elyse Betters

Bragi has introduced a new version of the Dash.Dash is a pair of wireless earbuds that began on Kickstarter. Called Dash Pro, the latest $329 set works much like the original Dash but is supposed to offer better Bluetooth performance. The first Dash received... Read more

Don't expect an iPad Mini 5: Apple might 'phase out' its smallest tablet

Don't expect an iPad Mini 5: Apple might 'phase out' its smallest tablet

By Elyse Betters

The iPad Mini line might soon be no more.The last iPad Mini, the iPad Mini 4, was announced along with the iPad Pro in late 2015. And then, this spring, Apple upgraded it slightly with increased storage. That means we are way over due for a refresh.... Read more

Google Assistant might hit iPhone, Photos, and your kitchen this week

Google Assistant might hit iPhone, Photos, and your kitchen this week

By Elyse Betters

Google Assistant is coming to the iPhone, the Google Photos app, and GE home appliances like refrigerators, a new report has claimed. According to Bloomberg, Google will announce an expansion of its voice assistant during the Google I/O developers conference... Read more

Instagram copied Snapchat again: Here's how those face filters work

Instagram copied Snapchat again: Here's how those face filters work

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Instagram has no qualms about ripping off Snapchat.You've all seen these types of headlines: Facebook adds Snapchat-like blah blah blah; Facebook continues assault on Snapchat; Facebook is turning into a Snapchat clone; and so on. Those... Read more

These iPhone 8 renders claim to fully reveal the phone's new design

These iPhone 8 renders claim to fully reveal the phone's new design

By Elyse Betters

Want to see the iPhone 8?Well, you'll have to wait until it's available sometime way later this year most likely, but, until then, Engadget has posted some renders of the phone that it created based on a "highly detailed CAD file" it was shown of the... Read more

Volvo and Audi will use Android as the base OS of its upcoming cars

Volvo and Audi will use Android as the base OS of its upcoming cars

By Elyse Betters

Forget Android Auto, Volvo and Audi want its upcoming cars to run Android as their base operating system.Google has announced a partnership with Volvo and Audi that will bring it one step closer to making Android an operating system for cars. Volvo and... Read more

Asus might never make another ZenWatch Android Wear watch

Asus might never make another ZenWatch Android Wear watch

By Elyse Betters

Remember the Asus ZenWatch line? Well, it could be done for good.Asus's first ZenWatch debuted in 2014, and it was followed a year later by the ZenWatch 2, both of which are square. Then, in 2016, ASUS released the ZenWatch 3 with a round-face. But don't... Read more

It's official: Lenovo unveils Moto C and Moto C Plus budget phones

It's official: Lenovo unveils Moto C and Moto C Plus budget phones

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo-owned Motorola has made its Moto C and Moto C Plus official.First leaked last month, the new budget smartphones are at the very low end of Motorola’s smartphone lineup, and they are the company’s most affordable devices too. They start at £89... Read more

Mother's Day 2017 (US): 14 best tech gifts for mom

Mother's Day 2017 (US): 14 best tech gifts for mom

By Elyse Betters

You only have a couple more days to pick out a gift for mom.Mother's Day is 14 May in the US this year, which is Sunday, but it's not too late to figure out and buy the perfect gift for her. To help you quickly find something she'll absolutely love, we've... Read more

Microsoft Cortana skills: Which are available now and how do they work?

Microsoft Cortana skills: Which are available now and how do they work?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has launched the first set of skills for Cortana.During the company's annual Build developers conference this week, Microsoft announced a Cortana Skills Kit so that developers could create Amazon Alexa-like skills for Microsoft's voice assistant.... Read more

Forget Bitmoji: Allo uses neural networks to personalise emoji

Forget Bitmoji: Allo uses neural networks to personalise emoji

By Elyse Betters

Google really wants people to use its Allo chat app.The company has just introduced a new feature that's super reminicscent of Bitmoji, the personalised emoji service that Snap bought and integrated into Snapchat. Google's feature is a little different,... Read more

Microsoft Build 2017: All the announcements that matter

Microsoft Build 2017: All the announcements that matter

By Elyse Betters

The biggest tech companies hold annual developer conferences, and Microsoft's has just kicked off.Every year Microsoft spends a few days trying to bring developers and software engineers into its fold with a developer conference called Build. While at... Read more

Microsoft Story Remix lets you edit movies on iOS, Android, or Windows

Microsoft Story Remix lets you edit movies on iOS, Android, or Windows

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is at Build 2017 and has introduced something interesting to consumers: a new Windows 10 app.But it's not just any app. It's basically a successor to, or even a replacement for, Windows Movie Maker, an app that let regular people create videos... Read more

Move over, Alexa: More Cortana devices and skills are on the way

Move over, Alexa: More Cortana devices and skills are on the way

By Elyse Betters

Harman Kardon isn't the only company making a Cortana device.Smart speakers are everywhere. Amazon now offers - count them - five different Alexa-powered speakers, while Google has the Assistant-powered Google Home, and even Apple is expected to launch... Read more

PBS made an adorable Chromecast-like TV streaming stick for kids

PBS made an adorable Chromecast-like TV streaming stick for kids

By Elyse Betters

PBS thinks your kid may want to be a cord-cutter too.There are a dozens of ways you can access your favourite TV shows and movies, whether you own a streaming set-top box, such as Apple TV or Roku, or even a streaming stick/HDMI dongle such as Google... Read more

Tesla Solar Roof: Everything you need to know

Tesla Solar Roof: Everything you need to know

By Elyse Betters

Tesla has begun letting customers pre-order its Solar Roof.Six months after announcing the eco-friendly product, the car-maker has finally shared all the details about Solar Roof, including how the roof's solar tiles work, how much they cost, and what... Read more

How to view Snapchat snaps as many times as you want

How to view Snapchat snaps as many times as you want

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat just changed the way its biggest hook works.Previously, if you wanted to view a photo or video that someone sent you via Snapchat, you had up to 10 seconds to do so before the media (aka snap) disappeared. That time limit depended on the settings... Read more

Apple confirms it will hold its WWDC 2017 opening keynote on 5 June

Apple confirms it will hold its WWDC 2017 opening keynote on 5 June

By Elyse Betters

Apple has officially invited the press to attend its opening keynote at the annual World Wide Developer Conference.The keynote will be held on 5 June at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. It is scheduled to start at 1 pm ET/10 am PT.... Read more

Google Fuchsia OS: What's the story so far?

Google Fuchsia OS: What's the story so far?

By Elyse Betters

Google is developing an entirely new operating system.But here's the thing: it's unclear at the moment what this operating system is for, including what devices it might power. Here's everything we know so far about the project, which is currently going... Read more

Citymapper to trial its own smart bus transportation service in London

Citymapper to trial its own smart bus transportation service in London

By Elyse Betters

Citymapper, the popular route-planning app, now makes smart buses.In an attempt to improve mobility in cities, it's basically "reinventing the bus". The company's new buses are designed to collect route data, with the goal of helping improve public transportation... Read more

Don't expect a Surface Pro 5 from Microsoft anytime soon

Don't expect a Surface Pro 5 from Microsoft anytime soon

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft will not use its Shanghai event to announce a Surface Pro 5.In an interview with CNET, Microsoft’s devices chief, Panos Panay, said Microsoft doesn't plan to introduce a new Surface Pro 5 model until there's "an experiential change that makes... Read more

Amazon's touchscreen Echo with video calling could launch this week

Amazon's touchscreen Echo with video calling could launch this week

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's next Echo device will probably have a 7-inch touchscreen, and it could be announced within the next 24 hours.According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon might announce a new Echo as early as 9 May. The device is expected to feature support for... Read more

This is what Google's new Fuchsia operating system looks like

This is what Google's new Fuchsia operating system looks like

By Elyse Betters

Google is developing an entirely new operating system, and we now know what the interface looks like thanks to fresh leaks.It was first revealed last year that Google has a new operating system in the works. It's called Fuchsia. And Fuchsia has already... Read more

Facebook might launch its own premium TV shows next month

Facebook might launch its own premium TV shows next month

By Elyse Betters

Facebook is going after Netflix and other streaming services with its own original programming. The social network, which has been focusing hardcore on video lately with a big push into live video broadcasts, 360-degree videos, stories, and auto-playing... Read more

Moto Z2 Play might be thinner but will have a smaller battery, leak says

Moto Z2 Play might be thinner but will have a smaller battery, leak says

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo-owned Motorola is working on a follow-up to the Moto Z Play, but it might not be as awesome as the original.Motorola introduced the Moto Z Play, an Android modular smartphone, last August. It's a mid-range version of the Moto Z, which debuted a... Read more

HTC U11 design fully revealed in leaked video render - see it here

HTC U11 design fully revealed in leaked video render - see it here

By Elyse Betters

Want to know what HTC's next flagship will look like?HTC may be struggling when compared to Samsung, but that's not stopping it from releasing more handsets this year; it will soon expand its HTC U lineup with a new flagship called HTC U11. Website 91... Read more

It's official: Next OnePlus flagship will be OnePlus 5, due this summer

It's official: Next OnePlus flagship will be OnePlus 5, due this summer

By Elyse Betters

You can expect the OnePlus 5 to arrive in a couple months, apparently.According to The Verge, OnePlus has confirmed that its next flagship smartphone - the successor to the OnePlus 3T, which followed the OnePlus 3 - will launch sometime this summer and... Read more

GE's new Sol smart lamp comes with Alexa, now available to preorder

GE's new Sol smart lamp comes with Alexa, now available to preorder

By Elyse Betters

GE made a cool, multifunctional lamp with built-in Amazon Alexa.It actually announced the light in December, but now we know it will be called C by GE Sol. It’s part of GE’s C-branded line of smart lights. We also now know that it will cost $199.99... Read more