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This adapter plugs into an iPhone and can record all your phone calls

This adapter plugs into an iPhone and can record all your phone calls

By Elyse Betters

Have you ever needed to record a phone call? No? Just us?Either way, you probably know that it isn't easy. You can use apps that require you to call out from their own dialer, or the default phone app, which isn't useful if you're making a call through... Read more

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks fully reveal the phone's design

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks fully reveal the phone's design

By Elyse Betters

Want to see what the Galaxy Note 8 looks like?There are two images we can show you. The first one (above) was posted by Ice Universe, a leakster who has decent track record. It's a render that supposedly shows the front of the Note 8. We can't tell you... Read more

This racing drone just set a Guinness World Record for flying 179 mph

This racing drone just set a Guinness World Record for flying 179 mph

By Elyse Betters

Drone racing is a thing - and drones that compete in these races can fly at super fast speeds. Need an example? Just check Guinness. The team behind the Drone Racing League (DRL), which is in the middle of its second aired racing season, has set a Guinness... Read more

Oculus might unveil a cheap standalone VR headset this year

Oculus might unveil a cheap standalone VR headset this year

By Elyse Betters

Oculus made a wireless virtual reality headset.According to Bloomberg, Oculus is working with China’s Xiaomi to manufacture a new headset for global distribution. It is described as a "cheaper, wireless device". Apparently, Facebook-owned Oculus thinks... Read more

Apple's AR platform: These demos show what ARKit can do in iOS 11

Apple's AR platform: These demos show what ARKit can do in iOS 11

By Elyse Betters

Apple sees a lot of potential in augmented reality.Ever since Pokemon Go exploded in popularity last summer and subsequently revived interest in both Apple's App Store and mobile gaming, Apple has said several times that it is embracing the technology,... Read more

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

By Elyse Betters

Next time you Skype your boss, do it from your BMW.Skype for Business users can now place or join conference calls from the driver's seat - so long as they own a BMW. Drivers will use the mounted display and their voice to navigate BMW's iDrive menu system... Read more

It's a sad day for Vertu and its jewel-encrusted luxury phones

It's a sad day for Vertu and its jewel-encrusted luxury phones

By Elyse Betters

Vertu, the British luxury phone maker, is going to be liquidatedThe company is known for its high-end handsets, which are usually decked out in gems and have starting prices in the tens of thousands of pounds, but it in recent years, it has faced financial... Read more

KFC made a Huawei phone with Colonel Sanders' image all over it

KFC made a Huawei phone with Colonel Sanders' image all over it

By Elyse Betters

Next time you're in China, ask for a phone at the KFC drive-thru.The fast food chain has partnered with Huawei to release a limited-edition smartphone to celebrate 30 years since opening in China. Called the KFC edition Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus, it features... Read more

Amazon Echo 2 might be coming soon with a totally different look

Amazon Echo 2 might be coming soon with a totally different look

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's first Echo is getting old.Think about it: it's been two years since the company introduced the cylindrical speaker, and it hasn't updated it since, although it has released several other different versions in the form of Echo Dot, Amazon Tap,... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Dell's latest laptop wirelessly charges, but there's a catch

Dell's latest laptop wirelessly charges, but there's a catch

By Elyse Betters

Dell's new device is "the world's first" wirelessly charging laptop.Called the Dell Latitude 7285, it's a detachable 2-in-1 hybrid with a 12-inch display. It actually debuted at CES 2017 earlier this year, but now it's finally available to buy. If you're... Read more

Amazing Google Pixel XL 2017 render shows a super sexy giant

Amazing Google Pixel XL 2017 render shows a super sexy giant

By Elyse Betters

Google is working on the next Pixel phones, and an image of the larger-sized phone has appeared.Android Police, which has a great track record when it comes to leaking Android mobile news, has created a render of the second-generation Pixel XL based... Read more

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 US: All the best deals in one spot

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 US: All the best deals in one spot

By Elyse Betters

Amazon Prime Day is nearly here, starting at 9pm EST this evening (Monday 10 July).This is an annual, day-long event exclusive to paid Amazon Prime subscribers across the world. That means, if you're a Prime member, the next 30 hours will be filled to... Read more

LG Q6 with 18:9 FullVision display gets official launch

LG Q6 with 18:9 FullVision display gets official launch

By Elyse Betters

LG has officially announced the Q6 smartphone as the first entry of a new Q-series. The LG Q6 is the first phone since the flagship G6 to feature a FullVision display, essentially making it a G6 Mini.LG previously posted some teasers to say it would... Read more

Dronestagram's 2017 contest: Here are the winners' best drone photos

Dronestagram's 2017 contest: Here are the winners' best drone photos

By Elyse Betters

We've reached Peak Drone.Dronestagram, a social network for sharing images captured by drones, has announced the winners of its annual International Drone Photography contest. This is its fourth contest ever, and although thousands of images were entered,... Read more

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

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.... Read more

Jawbone is shutting down: How will that affect you?

Jawbone is shutting down: How will that affect you?

By Elyse Betters

Jawbone is going out of business.The company, well known for its Bluetooth earpieces and wireless speakers and fitness tracking efforts, has entered into liquidation proceedings, according to The Information. We've contacted Jawbone for a comment and... Read more

Apple AirPods might one day add biometric, fitness tracking tech

Apple AirPods might one day add biometric, fitness tracking tech

By Elyse Betters

Some big changes could come to Apple's AirPods soon.The wireless headphones were introduced when Apple took the headphone jack away from iPhone 7 users, in order to give them the opportunity to still listen to tunes while on the go. They're pretty smart... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS finally coming 21 July

Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS finally coming 21 July

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Motorola to hold 25 July event, likely for new phones and mods

Motorola to hold 25 July event, likely for new phones and mods

By Elyse Betters

Motorola is holding an event in New York City in a couple weeks.The Lenovo-owned company has sent out invites to the media for a launch event on 25 July, telling guests: “You won’t want to miss this". The actual invite is a GIF of a hallway of some... Read more

Cameramaker RED just announced a phone with a holographic display

Cameramaker RED just announced a phone with a holographic display

By Elyse Betters

RED, the high-end camera manufacturer, makes a phone now.Called Hydrogen One, its stand-out feature is a “holographic display", which is described as a 5.7-inch screen that apparently uses nanotechnology to toggle "between traditional 2D content, holographic... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

This smart wallet lets you take a picture of who's stealing your money

This smart wallet lets you take a picture of who's stealing your money

By Elyse Betters

Is there anything more cheesy than videos on crowdfunding sites?Volterman, a new project on Indiegogo, is no exception. If you can manage to ignore the cringe-worthy trailer, you might actually be impressed by what Volterman has to offer. The whole idea... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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:... Read more

China's Alibaba launched its own Echo-like speaker with an AI helper

China's Alibaba launched its own Echo-like speaker with an AI helper

By Elyse Betters

China’s Alibaba is one of the world's largest internet ecommerce sites, and it just announced its own rival to Amazon Echo.Called the Tmall Genie, it features the AliGenie voice assistant, which is very similar to Amazon Alexa in that it offers smart... Read more

Just ask Alexa to learn about Prime Day deals and sign up for Prime

Just ask Alexa to learn about Prime Day deals and sign up for Prime

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is holding its annual Prime Day sale in a week, but it's already letting you ask Alexa about all the planned discounts.For those who have Prime, Amazon is allowing early access to Prime Day deals, as long as you own an Alexa device. You can access... Read more

Don't expect that Samsung Bixby smart speaker anytime soon

Don't expect that Samsung Bixby smart speaker anytime soon

By Elyse Betters

We've heard before that Samsung is working on a Bixby-powered smart speaker, but for the first time in a while, more details are surfacing.According to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung's smart speaker has a project codename: Vega. But it seems like there... Read more

Lenovo's new Moto X4 aluminium phone revealed in photo, spec leak

Lenovo's new Moto X4 aluminium phone revealed in photo, spec leak

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo is planning a new Moto device, and a photo of it has leaked out.Not only has a photo of Lenovo’s new Moto device surfaced, but also a report with detailed specs and an approximate release date. According to VentureBeat's Evan Blass, the device... Read more

Samsung made a prototype of a standalone VR headset - see it here

Samsung made a prototype of a standalone VR headset - see it here

By Elyse Betters

Forget about the Samsung Gear VR. Samsung is officially exploring standalone VR headsets.Samsung currently dabbles in the virtual reality headset space, thanks to the Samsung Gear VR, which is basically a high-tech virtual reality viewer that works with... Read more

You can now buy retro NES-style controllers for your Nintendo Switch

You can now buy retro NES-style controllers for your Nintendo Switch

By Elyse Betters

Ever wish your Nintendo Switch looked more like the original NES?No? Just us? Well, either way, ColorWare thinks someone out there wants a NES-style Switch, because it has just launched the Joy Con Classic, a pair of custom-painted Switch controllers.... Read more

Will iPhone 8 ditch Touch ID entirely for facial recognition instead?

Will iPhone 8 ditch Touch ID entirely for facial recognition instead?

By Elyse Betters

It's OK to be sceptical about this latest iPhone 8 rumour.According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via StreetInsider), the OLED iPhone 8 - one of three new iPhones expected to be announced in September - will not feature a Touch ID fingerprint... Read more

Is LG working on a mini LG G6 smartphone called LG Q6?

Is LG working on a mini LG G6 smartphone called LG Q6?

By Elyse Betters

LG is already planning a new version of the LG G6.No, we're not talking about the LG G7, but rather a smaller version of the LG G6 itself. And, technically, we're not sure if the company is working on the phone now or mulled the idea of one months ago.... Read more

Amazon Dash Wand: What you can and can't do with this Alexa device

Amazon Dash Wand: What you can and can't do with this Alexa device

By Elyse Betters

A few years ago, Amazon quietly announced a new gadget, the Dash Wand, but it's taken until now to give it a wider, official launch.It’s basically giving the Dash Wand away for free. Prime members who spend $20 on the Dash Wand get a $20 Amazon credit... Read more

How to join the MacOS High Sierra public beta and get it working on your Mac

How to join the MacOS High Sierra public beta and get it working on your Mac

By Elyse Betters

The next version of MacOS is official.While at WWDC 2017, Apple announced and previewed MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system that released last year for Macs. It includes many behind-the-scene upgrades that will make... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Token Ring is a smart ring that works as a wallet and keychain

Token Ring is a smart ring that works as a wallet and keychain

By Elyse Betters

There's a new ring available that can unlock and authenticate a range of things, including your computer.It's called Token Ring, and it's from a company called Token. The fingerprint-sensing ring is NFC- and Bluetooth-compatible, meaning it can also work... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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,... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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?

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Nest Cam IQ is a new indoor security camera with facial recognition tech

Nest Cam IQ is a new indoor security camera with facial recognition tech

By Elyse Betters

Nest Labs has launched pre-orders for a new indoor security camera.Called Nest Cam IQ, the camera supposedly offers a range of intelligent features. It knows when your child has arrived home safely, for instance, or that there’s a stranger in your... Read more

Amazon's Prime discounted phones scheme adds Nokia 6 and more

Amazon's Prime discounted phones scheme adds Nokia 6 and more

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has a smartphone program, and it's just added five more devices from brands like Nokia and Motorola.With the Prime Exclusive Phones program, you can get mid-range to low-end smartphones at a discount. However, if you do choose to get a reduced,... Read more

Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving cars by 2021

Volvo and Nvidia have just teamed up to make self-driving cars by 2021

By Elyse Betters

Volvo has been working on driverless cars for a while, but now it has a new strategy to get those cars on the road within four years.The Swedish carmaker is teaming up Nvidia, which plans to supply computing power to Volvo's initiative, as well as Autoliv,... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

How to join iOS 11 public beta and get it working on your device

How to join iOS 11 public beta and get it working on your device

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Hurry! Amazon Echo has been given a massive discount for today only

Hurry! Amazon Echo has been given a massive discount for today only

By Elyse Betters

If you live in the US and have been wanting an Amazon Echo, now is the perfect time to get one.Amazon has given its popular Amazon Echo speaker a huge price cut. It now costs $129.99. That means it's currently $50 cheaper than normal; the usual price... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will break your piggy bank when it launches

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will break your piggy bank when it launches

By Elyse Betters

Samsung only wants rich people to buy the Galaxy Note 8.Okay, maybe that's a bit extreme, but still. According to VentureBeat, the upcoming follow-up to the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 is going to cost €999 when it launches. That converts to about $1120... Read more