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Adidas shows off the first 3D-printed sneakers it'll mass produce by 2018

Adidas shows off the first 3D-printed sneakers it'll mass produce by 2018

By Elyse Betters

By next year, companies will stop prototyping with 3D printers and will finally start mass-producing.Well, at least Adidas plans to, with a sneaker called Futurecraft 4D. The shoe-maker has been dabbling with 3D printing and manufacturing for a while,... Read more

DJI's next drone basically looks like a much smaller Mavic Pro, leak reveals

DJI's next drone basically looks like a much smaller Mavic Pro, leak reveals

By Elyse Betters

DJI is probably coming out with a new drone, and it's super tinyLeaked images of a new device, supposedly called the Spark, have appeared on Chinese DJI forums, though the site is now down. It appears to have the same foldable design of the Mavic Pro,... Read more

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

By Elyse Betters

What is it about car rides that make kids pass out?Is it the gentle vibrations, the glow of lights, the hum of the engine, or the closed-in environment? Ford has been asking itself all these questions, apparently, because it just debuted a smart crib... Read more

Amazon Alexa finally lets you control the colour of lights with your voice

Amazon Alexa finally lets you control the colour of lights with your voice

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Alexa AI has long been able to control smart lights via voice commands, but oddly, not their colour.Although you could turn off or on all sorts of smart lamps from the likes of Philips Hue or LIFX and so many others, you were otherwise limited.... Read more

This interactive map shows how futuristic Earth might look in 2050

This interactive map shows how futuristic Earth might look in 2050

By Elyse Betters

Ever wonder what new buildings and cars will look like in the future? Well, a well-known cybersecurity firm has figured it out.No, Kaspersky Labs didn't invent a time machine, but it did create a map that imagines our world three decades from now, according... Read more

Adobe wants to use AI and machine learning to beautify your selfies

Adobe wants to use AI and machine learning to beautify your selfies

By Elyse Betters

Forget about Photoshopping. People now edit their selfies using computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.Several apps from Snapchat to Meitu all use these technologies so that they can adjust what your device's camera sees - even... Read more

Runtastic made a cooking app with top-down videos like the ones on FB

Runtastic made a cooking app with top-down videos like the ones on FB

By Elyse Betters

Fitness and diet go hand in hand, so naturally, a team behind a popular running app would also want to launch a cooking app.At a time when cooking videos are all over our social media feeds, Adidas-owned Runtastic has taken it upon itself to bring a... Read more

What is Apple Clips and how does it work?

What is Apple Clips and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

If you haven't noticed yet, the most popular apps right now, including Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook, are all about video.Apple has likely noticed this trend, so it's announcing a new app that it made: Clips. In a press release, the California-based... Read more

What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained

What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained

By Elyse Betters

We are officially living in the age of assistants.Following in the footsteps of Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Samsung Bixby, Facebook has launched M. It is described as a "helpful assistant in Messenger, powered by... Read more

Windows 10 Creators Update: You can get it now and here's how

Windows 10 Creators Update: You can get it now and here's how

By Elyse Betters

Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it sooner.Microsoft will officially start its multi-stage rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update starting on 11 April, but if... Read more

Google wants to stuff another device into the next Google Home speaker

Google wants to stuff another device into the next Google Home speaker

By Elyse Betters

What would make Google Home better?This is a question Google has been apparently asking itself, especially since the market is currently exploding with Alexa-powered devices from not only Amazon but just about every other third-party manufacturer out... Read more

Apple might make a new MacBook Pro adapter - one we actually want

Apple might make a new MacBook Pro adapter - one we actually want

By Elyse Betters

Apple has come up with another adapter for 2016 MacBook Pro owners.The new MacBook Pro is a little inconvenient in that it replaced most ports with USB-C, relegating owners to a life of adapters if they want to make their existing peripherals compatible... Read more

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit acquired Pebble late last year, and ever since then, Pebble owners have been wondering what will happen to their watches.At the time, Pebble said devices would continue to work as normal with no immediate changes to the Pebble user experience,... Read more

Netflix ditches star ratings for thumbs: How does the new system change things?

Netflix ditches star ratings for thumbs: How does the new system change things?

By Elyse Betters

The star ratings on Netflix are going bye-bye.Starting this month, April, the company is replacing stars with a thumbs-up and thumbs-down ratings system - more akin to TiVo suggestions.Netflix claims the new system got more ratings versus the traditional... Read more

Twitch unveils Steam-like store so it can sell games on top of streaming

Twitch unveils Steam-like store so it can sell games on top of streaming

By Elyse Betters

Amazon-owned Twitch is no longer just about streaming and watching games. It's now a place where you can buy games, too.The game-streaming service had already announced plans to launch a digital PC games store, but now, it's finally unveiling the experience.... Read more

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft quietly released a new app on April Fools' Day, and no, it isn't a prank app. You can download and use it.It's actually just a "fun camera app" for iOS devices, the company says, and it's currently featured in the the “New apps we love”... Read more

Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone now likely shelved until 2019

Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone now likely shelved until 2019

By Elyse Betters

Don't expect a foldable smartphone from Samsung anytime soon.Information about a foldable Samsung phone, dubbed Galaxy X, has been slowly leaking out over the past couple years, with reports claiming the company is developing a version that folds out... Read more

Apple still hasn't given up the idea of offering its own pay TV service

Apple still hasn't given up the idea of offering its own pay TV service

By Elyse Betters

For years, Apple has been trying to develop a pay TV service.Several reports going back to 2009 have claimed Apple is getting ready to launch a subscription-based streaming TV service that would offer around 25 channels, DVR, and live-programming. It'd... Read more

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

By Elyse Betters

HTC has made it a lot easier on the wallet to try new VR apps.HTC currently offers the Vive headset and Viveport marketplace but from 5 April will add a Viveport Subscription service, a way of accessing apps and games for a monthly fee.At present, Vive... Read more

Google Wifi's latest feature isn't going to make your kid very happy

Google Wifi's latest feature isn't going to make your kid very happy

By Elyse Betters

Google has updated its Wi-Fi router so that you can annoy your kids."Wi-Fi at home helps with special everyday moments," Google announced on Monday. "But as we all know, sometimes these moments can turn into hours spent watching videos or browsing photos.... Read more

What is Amazon Cash and how does it work?

What is Amazon Cash and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

If you don't have a bank card, shopping online is nearly impossible.People without access to credit and debit cards - including minors - are limited to using gift cards or throw-away refill cards when it comes to buying goods on the internet. Amazon,... Read more

Apple might add its True Tone auto-adjusting display to iPhone 8 models

Apple might add its True Tone auto-adjusting display to iPhone 8 models

By Elyse Betters

Remember Apple's True Tone display? It's coming to the iPhone.Here's the thing: this information comes from a research note from investment bank Barclays, as reported by MacRumors. These types of research notes, including notes from analysts like KGI... Read more

FaceTune's new Memoji app morphs your selfies into animated emojis

FaceTune's new Memoji app morphs your selfies into animated emojis

By Elyse Betters

This isn't an April Fools' joke: the developer behind Facetune made an app that turns your face into an emoji.Israel-based Lightricks' newest app, Memoji, blends emoji cartoon characters with an image of your face. In other words, you can now emojify... Read more

Google Maps is a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game for April Fools’ Day

Google Maps is a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game for April Fools’ Day

By Elyse Betters

It's that goofy time of year again: April Fools' Day.That means tech companies are briefly turning their apps and services into something lighthearted for the silly holiday. And for the last few years, Google has transformed its Maps app and web service... Read more

7 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today

7 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today

By Elyse Betters

Google Home is more than just an internet-connected speaker with a voice assistant. It also works as a smart home hub.Google Assistant on Google Home can control smart home devices, although it's fair to say it doesn't support as many products as its... Read more

Whoops! Google delays Android Wear 2.0 update due to software bug

Whoops! Google delays Android Wear 2.0 update due to software bug

By Elyse Betters

Have you been anxiously checking our list of when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive for your device?Well, we have some bad news: Google just confirmed the availability of its second iteration of Android Wear has been delayed, thanks to a tricky software bug... Read more

Microsoft is letting people grab the Creators Update a week early

Microsoft is letting people grab the Creators Update a week early

By Elyse Betters

Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it one week earlier.Microsoft will start its multi-stage rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update starting on 11 April, but if... Read more

Facebook Personal Fundraisers: How do you start one, are there fees, and does it work like GoFundMe?

Facebook Personal Fundraisers: How do you start one, are there fees, and does it work like GoFundMe?

By Elyse Betters

Facebook isn't done copying competing, popular services, apparently.Mere days after it completed its assault on Snapchat by launching Facebook Stories, the social network has launched another new feature that aims to make GoFundMe and other charitable-giving... Read more

Finally - Game of Thrones' first season 7 trailer is here

Finally - Game of Thrones' first season 7 trailer is here

By Elyse Betters

OMG. OMG. It's here.HBO has released the first trailer for the seventh season of Game of Thrones, the hit series that is due to return this summer. Called Long Walk, the 90-second trailer features characters like Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen,... Read more

Blue Origin shows off first interior photos of its tourist space rocket

Blue Origin shows off first interior photos of its tourist space rocket

By Elyse Betters

We've all heard of Virgin Galactic, but did you know the founder of Amazon has his own private spaceflight company? Well, it's released the first interior photos of its tourism-designed New Shepard rocket.These photos offer a look at the inside of New... Read more

Google Duo video call app: How does it work and does it offer voice calls?

Google Duo video call app: How does it work and does it offer voice calls?

By Elyse Betters

Google is going after FaceTime and WhatsApp and other video-calling apps with its own solution called Duo.Duo is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video and voice calls. It relies on your number, lets you reach people in your phone’s contacts list, offers... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: What was announced and can you still watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017?

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: What was announced and can you still watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017?

By Elyse Betters

Samsung's launch event for the Galaxy S8 is done and dusted.So, what did the company announce? Well, obviously we saw the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagships smartphones, but those weren’t the only devices on display. Samsung also updated product lines... Read more

What is Facebook Stories and how does it work?

What is Facebook Stories and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

It's official. Facebook just became 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 stories aren't lying.... Read more

Tinder launches web version so you can 'drag right' from a computer

Tinder launches web version so you can 'drag right' from a computer

By Elyse Betters

You can now swipe right - or, rather, "drag right" - on Tinder.The dating app has launched a web version of Tinder. Called Tinder Online, it's aimed at developing markets with limited access to 4G smartphones, as well as people who want to toggle between... Read more

HTC might unveil HTC U flagship with 'touch-sensitive frame' in April

HTC might unveil HTC U flagship with 'touch-sensitive frame' in April

By Elyse Betters

One day before Samsung announces its next flagship, the rumour mill has spit out a report on that phone's upcoming, fierce rival: HTC U.HTC may be struggling when compared to Samsung, but that's not stopping it from releasing more standout handsets this... Read more

What is Google Wifi and how does the mesh router work?

What is Google Wifi and how does the mesh router work?

By Elyse Betters

Google introduced Google Wifi in the US at the end of 2016 and now its own broadband router is coming to the UK.It's a bit different to many other routers in that it can pair with other Google Wifi routers around the home to make a mesh network and therefore... Read more

Google Wifi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

Google Wifi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced that its Wifi router already available in the US, will be making its way to the UK next month. Simply called Google Wi-Fi, each base station looks like a Scandinavian-style, double-stacked hockey puck that Google described as a "visually... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

Google is looking to embed itself in your home, in a bid to one-up Amazon.Amazon announced its Echo speaker, complete with its voice-controlled personal assistant called Alexa, back in 2014. Google followed with Home in 2016 - its hands-free smart speaker... Read more

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

By Elyse Betters

Ikea just introduced a "Smart Lighting" collection.The range, which will arrive in UK stores in April, includes energy-efficient LED bulbs, as well as lighting panels and doors. These different products can be managed remotely via an app, called Tradfri,... Read more

Is the co-founder of Android about to announce this new smartphone?

Is the co-founder of Android about to announce this new smartphone?

By Elyse Betters

Andy Rubin - a former Google executive who once oversaw the development of Android - just teased an unknown device.Here's the situation: Rubin, who left Google in 2014 after nine years, announced in January that he was starting a new company, called Essential,... Read more

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

By Elyse Betters

Destiny is officially getting a sequel.Developer Bungie and publisher Activision have announced a sequel to Destiny via Destiny’s official Twitter account. The tweet showed an image of the sequel’s logo - with a numeral two in Helvetica behind the... Read more

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

By Elyse Betters

Apple has released the iOS 10.3 software update for iPhone and iPad, and it introduced a new feature called Find My AirPods.Find My AirPods makes it easier to keep track of the Apple AirPods wireless earphones. It works with AirPods that are connected... Read more

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

By Elyse Betters

Apple has brought its Night Shift mode - which first debuted on iOS devices with iOS 9.3 - to the Mac.With the release of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, anyone who owns a Mac running Sierra can now cut down on the amount of blue light they're exposed to during... Read more

Apple rolls out Find My AirPods to iOS devices, Night Shift to Macs

Apple rolls out Find My AirPods to iOS devices, Night Shift to Macs

By Elyse Betters

Apple is releasing software updates with two much-requested features.The first update, iOS 10.3, is for iPhone and iPad. It's the third major update to the iOS 10 operating system since it released in September. Apple has been testing iOS 10.3 since... Read more

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

By Elyse Betters

Facebook lets you send GIFs in Messenger, but there's no native way to use one in a comment on Facebook itself.But that might soon change. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch it will soon begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs in comments.... Read more

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak is a video of someone typing really fast

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak is a video of someone typing really fast

By Elyse Betters

Another day, another Samsung Galaxy S8 leak.As spotted by SamMobile, there’s a new video that shows Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S8. In it, we can see someone testing the phone by rapidly typing and entering random letters from the keyboard.... Read more

Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger reveal new Android Wear 2.0 watches

Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger reveal new Android Wear 2.0 watches

By Elyse Betters

Six months ago it seemed like we shouldn't expect  new Android Wear hardware, but now, there are several companies announcing watches, with the latest being fashion brands Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger.While at Baselworld 2017, they introduced two Android... Read more

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

By Elyse Betters

Pokemon Go fans have a new quest: Shiny Magikarp.The popular game has an event going on right now that honours water-type Pokemon, and as part of an effort to get people playing Pokemon Go, the app is offering up highly coveted shiny Pokemon. These have... Read more

Google Photos tips and tricks: Store and edit your photos like a pro

Google Photos tips and tricks: Store and edit your photos like a pro

By Elyse Betters

Google Photos has been around for a couple years now and is a go-to service for many people looking to store their photos and videos.Google Photos not only lets you save personal media to a virtual locker but also makes that media available across all... Read more

Samsung quietly announces Gear S3 Classic watch with LTE connectivity

Samsung quietly announces Gear S3 Classic watch with LTE connectivity

By Elyse Betters

Samsung has given 4G LTE connectivity to its Gear S3 Classic.The original S3 Classic only offered Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, leaving LTE just for the S3 Frontier model. Samsung hasn't announced pricing or a release date, but it did confirm you will be able... Read more