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HTC Vive's new ergonomic headstrap is now out, offers audio integration

HTC Vive's new ergonomic headstrap is now out, offers audio integration

By Elyse Betters

The HTC Vive headset is about to get a lot more comfortable.The HTC Vive's original, basic headstrap does what it's supposed to do, but it's not exactly comfy to wear or as good as the headstrap found on rival headsets. However, starting 6 June, you can... Read more

HP and Acer announce budget laptops running Windows 10 S

HP and Acer announce budget laptops running Windows 10 S

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft revealed it was working with hardware partners to develop Windows 10 S devices, and now we know which ones.HP and Acer are the first two hardware partners to announce Windows 10 S-powered laptops. That means these laptops run the new, locked-down... Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2016) vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2016) vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has introduced a new Surface-branded device - and it runs a new version of Windows 10.Called Surface Laptop, it's a premium device designed to rival the 12-inch MacBook. So, with that in mind, we pitted the Surface Laptop against the MacBook... Read more

You can watch Microsoft's 2 May education event here, Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S revealed

You can watch Microsoft's 2 May education event here, Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S revealed

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft held a hardware event on 2 May 2017 which it used to reinforce its position in education and make a couple of key announcements, including Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptop.Microsoft was kind enough to supply us with the video for you to... Read more

Apple's Echo-like smart speaker with Siri could debut at WWDC 2017

Apple's Echo-like smart speaker with Siri could debut at WWDC 2017

By Elyse Betters

Apple is consistently rumoured to be developing its own smart speaker, and a new report has suggested it could arrive as soon as June.The Amazon Echo ignited a smart speaker craze, with even Google jumping on board with its own Google Home. So, of course... Read more

Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak

Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit is working on its first official GPS smartwatch - and it looks a lot like an existing Fitbit watch.Fitbit, which dominates the activity tracker space and has been buying up smaller smartwatch firms in recent years, currently sells one connected... Read more

OnePlus' next flagship killer might have a killer camera, leaks hint

OnePlus' next flagship killer might have a killer camera, leaks hint

By Elyse Betters

OnePlus could trot out a dual-lens camera for its next phone in its quest to be the flagship killer.OnePlus's next smartphone, thought to be called the OnePlus 4 or OnePlus 5, will follow the OnePlus 3T, an upgrade to the earlier OnePlus 3. There has... Read more

Latest HTC U11 leak shows almost everything the phone will feature

Latest HTC U11 leak shows almost everything the phone will feature

By Elyse Betters

Want to know what HTC's next flagship will feature?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. And Pocket-now has... Read more

Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your web browser

Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your web browser

By Elyse Betters

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world, and yet, because we use it so often, we often forget what it can do.Chrome will let you browse pages, obviously, but it's also loaded with hidden hacks that can essentially streamline your... Read more

Amazon might unveil a new Echo device with a built-in screen in May

Amazon might unveil a new Echo device with a built-in screen in May

By Elyse Betters

Amazon isn't done expanding its Echo line of voice-activated devices.Earlier this week, Amazon introduced the Echo Look, the latest entry to its Echo line. Echo Look is unlike the original Echo, Tap, and Echo Dot in that it's primarily about taking photos... Read more

Apple's already been spotted testing its self-driving Lexus - see it here

Apple's already been spotted testing its self-driving Lexus - see it here

By Elyse Betters

Well that didn't take long.Apple received a permit in California earlier this month so it could start testing Lexus cars with self-driving technology, and already, Apple has been spotted driving around the Silicon Valley area. Bloomberg News posted footage... Read more

Acer's all-new Aspire laptop line is affordable and suits everyday needs

Acer's all-new Aspire laptop line is affordable and suits everyday needs

By Elyse Betters

Acer has unveiled its refreshed Aspire notebook line while at a press event in New York.These are Windows 10 laptops called Aspire 1, Aspire 3, Aspire 5, and Aspire 7, the latter of which (pictured above) is at the top of the line. It features up to... Read more

DJI sends out invites for 24 May event likely for tiny new drone

DJI sends out invites for 24 May event likely for tiny new drone

By Elyse Betters

DJI has invited the media to an event in New York City.The event will take place on 24 May. Other than that, we don't know much else. The invite states "seize the moment" in all caps, and then asks journalists to join the drone-maker for a "big" (again,... Read more

Google Home just became the perfect sous-chef for your kitchen

Google Home just became the perfect sous-chef for your kitchen

By Elyse Betters

Google Home now serves up numerous guided recipe instructions.Anyone who owns a voice-activated smart speaker, including Amazon Echo, knows it's perfect for the kitchen. Don't know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? Ask your speaker. Want to set... Read more

Will Google launch its own Bluetooth headphones soon? (Probably not)

Will Google launch its own Bluetooth headphones soon? (Probably not)

By Elyse Betters

The internet lit up this afternoon at the thought of new hardware from Google, but unfortunately, things are not what they seem.Liliputing spotted a new product that recently passed through the Federal Communication Commission: a pair of Google-branded,... Read more

Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November and it has Nazi zombies

Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November and it has Nazi zombies

By Elyse Betters

The next Call of Duty game officially has a launch date.Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November, developer Sledgehammer announced during a live stream. It will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The studio also released a new trailer for the game,... Read more

Uber plans to demo its fleet of electric flying cabs in 2020

Uber plans to demo its fleet of electric flying cabs in 2020

By Elyse Betters

Uber is developing electric flying cabs - and a network for them.While at its "Elevate" summit, Uber revealed plans for a "vertical take-off and landing" (VTOL) vehicle. Uber sees these so-called flying cars as the future. Uber said it'll demonstrate... Read more

When is the Call of Duty: WW2 reveal and where can you watch it?

When is the Call of Duty: WW2 reveal and where can you watch it?

By Elyse Betters

Activision and Sledgehammer Games are about to announce the next installment in the Call of Duty series.During the worldwide reveal, which will be live-streamed from London IMAX, we will see the title shown off the first time. We should hear all about... Read more

5 top Tinder alternatives

5 top Tinder alternatives

By Elyse Betters

Tinder has revolutionised online dating.Not so long ago, people wouldn't admit to meeting up with strangers whom they met online, but now, thanks to the ease of being able to swipe on people's selfies in an attempt to find a perfect match, it seems like... Read more

Google Waymo offers self-driving car rides to public for first time

Google Waymo offers self-driving car rides to public for first time

By Elyse Betters

Remember Waymo? Well, for the first time, it is offering ride services to members of the public.Waymo is a startup that Google created for its self-driving car project late last year. Now, Waymo is launching an “early rider program” in the state of... Read more

Amazon is now the latest tech giant exploring self-driving cars

Amazon is now the latest tech giant exploring self-driving cars

By Elyse Betters

Companies like Google and even Apple are taking a gamble on self-driving vehicle technology, and now, Amazon is placing its own bet.According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon has a year-old team of about 12 people who are actively exploring autonomous... Read more

DJI Goggles fully revealed, now available for preorder

DJI Goggles fully revealed, now available for preorder

By Elyse Betters

DJI announced a pair of goggles last year, and now, it has finally shared full details on the device.Called DJI Goggles, naturally, it is meant to work with the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4, and Inspire series drones. It looks a lot like a traditional VR headset... Read more

Google teams up with Yi to launch new Jump VR camera rig for pros

Google teams up with Yi to launch new Jump VR camera rig for pros

By Elyse Betters

Remember Google's Jump VR platform? Well, it has a new camera rig.When Google introduced Jump, which uses cloud-based software and algorithms to stitch together 360-degree videos, it announced a partnership with GoPro. The action-cam maker in partnership... Read more

Apple's OLED iPhone 8 might not be ready until November or later

Apple's OLED iPhone 8 might not be ready until November or later

By Elyse Betters

Apple is rumoured to be working three new iPhones, but at least one of them might not be ready to ship in time.Apple typically announces new iPhone models in September and ships them out by the end of the month, but according to reliable KGI analyst... Read more

Spotify wants to build a new device possibly like Snapchat Spectacles

Spotify wants to build a new device possibly like Snapchat Spectacles

By Elyse Betters

Spotify isn't trying to hide the fact that it's getting into hardware.As spotted by Zatz Not Funny, a job listing posted to the company’s website has revealed Spotify wants to build “a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and... Read more

Tesla plans to double the number of Supercharger stations in 2017

Tesla plans to double the number of Supercharger stations in 2017

By Elyse Betters

Tesla has announced it will have more than 10,000 Superchargers in North America by the end of 2017.That's more than double the amount of high-speed electric car chargers than it had at the beginning of the year. Tesla currently operates 830 Supercharger... Read more

You can now start your Mercedes car via Alexa or Google Assistant

You can now start your Mercedes car via Alexa or Google Assistant

By Elyse Betters

It's official. Voice assistants are everywhere.They're in our phones, speakers, washing machines, and now, cars. Mercedes-Benz has announced that both Alexa and Google Assistant will work on all of its 2016 and 2017 models released in the US. Apart from... Read more

Samsung to roll out software fix for the Galaxy S8's red-tinted screen

Samsung to roll out software fix for the Galaxy S8's red-tinted screen

By Elyse Betters

Samsung doesn't want people to worry about getting a Galaxy S8 with a red-tinted display, so it's issuing a software fix.There's been reports coming out of South Korea about people getting their new Galaxy S8 phones early, and some of those people have... Read more

This leak shows Microsoft finally plans to take on Chromebooks

This leak shows Microsoft finally plans to take on Chromebooks

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has an event scheduled next month, and it could take the stage to unveil its version of a Google Chromebook.The company is also expected to debut its Windows 10 Cloud operating system at the 2 May event in New York City. Reports have claimed... Read more

It's official: The next Call of Duty will be set in World War II

It's official: The next Call of Duty will be set in World War II

By Elyse Betters

Call of Duty is going back to its roots, as the next installment in the series will be set during World War II.On Friday, publisher Activision confirmed the Sledgehammer Games-developed, first-person shooter will be called Call of Duty: WWII, and that... Read more

GoPro's new Fusion 360-degree camera will fuse six GoPros into one

GoPro's new Fusion 360-degree camera will fuse six GoPros into one

By Elyse Betters

GoPro has teased a new camera - and it's not an action cam.Fusion is a 360-degree camera that's being introduced just one day after Facebook announced its new 360-degree cameras. The device can shoot 5.2K resolution VR and non-VR videos and photos. It... Read more

Apple and Nike made a new Apple Watch called NikeLab and it's limited

Apple and Nike made a new Apple Watch called NikeLab and it's limited

By Elyse Betters

Apple and Nike have made a new, limited-edition version of the Apple Watch Nike+ watch.Nike has announced that it partnered with Apple to create a Apple Watch Nike+ that combines a Space Grey Apple Watch Series 2 aluminium case with a black and white... Read more

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced a “predictable twice-per-year feature" update schedule for Windows 10.After revealing last year that it had two big updates to Windows 10 planned to released in 2017, the first of which is the Creators Update that recently shipped,... Read more

Facebook F8 (2017): All the announcements that matter

Facebook F8 (2017): All the announcements that matter

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has announced a bunch of camera effects, augmented reality developments, and chat bot-related updates for its properties.The social network's developer conference is here. It's a two-day event that Facebook is using to discuss everything from... Read more

Facebook's latest internet-beaming drone is a tiny tethered helicopter

Facebook's latest internet-beaming drone is a tiny tethered helicopter

By Elyse Betters

Facebook wants the entire world to have internet. And as part of that quest, it has developed a small helicopter drone.Here's the thing: the more people there are with internet, the more people it can get to sign up for Facebook. Naturally, Facebook... Read more

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

By Elyse Betters

Sony has a new full-frame camera, and it's pretty advanced.Professionals photographers will want to check out the new A9. It has a 24.2-megapixel, full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor with double the amount of data speed processing of older Sony cameras, Sony... Read more

Does the Samsung Galaxy S8 display have a noticeable red tint problem?

Does the Samsung Galaxy S8 display have a noticeable red tint problem?

By Elyse Betters

Samsung's newest flagship hasn't even launched, and yet already there are reports about it having an issue.Some people who pre-ordered the Galaxy S8 in South Korea have apparently received their units early and are complaining about the display having... Read more

Facebook's new Surround 360 VR cameras will go on sale this year

Facebook's new Surround 360 VR cameras will go on sale this year

By Elyse Betters

Facebook just introduced a second-generation Surround 360.The social network is kicking off the second day of its (mostly) annual F8 developer conference, and buried in a flurry of updates and sessions there was an announcement that the Surround 360,... Read more

Tumblr's new video app essentially lets you watch YouTube with friends

Tumblr's new video app essentially lets you watch YouTube with friends

By Elyse Betters

Tumblr has a new app, and strangely, it's all about YouTube videos.The Yahoo-owned company was apparently interested in catering to YouTube users, because it has launched Cabana, an app that allows you to watch YouTube videos with up to six friends simultaneously.... Read more

Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here

Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's latest feature combines 3D effects with augmented reality.The app has launched a new type of world lenses. Snapchat first introduced world lenses last year. They're a filter of sorts not limited to selfies. While standard lenses let you try... Read more

Apple's GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork are now free for everyone

Apple's GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork are now free for everyone

By Elyse Betters

Apple has made three of its biggest software packages completely free.You can now grab GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) for your Mac or iOS device without having to pay a thing. The Cupertino-based company has permanently tossed... Read more

Latest Moto Z2 Force leak reveals phone will have a headphone jack

Latest Moto Z2 Force leak reveals phone will have a headphone jack

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo might introduce a new phone dubbed Moto Z2 Force.The phone would be a successor to last year’s Moto Z Force, a version of the Moto Z. It's thicker and sports a longer battery life, higher-resolution camera, and a shatterproof display. Now, days... Read more

This leaked Galaxy S8 prototype proves it almost had a dual camera

This leaked Galaxy S8 prototype proves it almost had a dual camera

By Elyse Betters

Samsung didn't do a lot with the Galaxy S8's rear camera, but that doesn't mean it didn't consider seriously upgrading the snapper.KK on Weibo – a leaker with a decent track record – has shared a leaked prototype of the Galaxy S8 Plus. There's one... Read more

Apple will officially test its self-driving tech on this car in California

Apple will officially test its self-driving tech on this car in California

By Elyse Betters

Apple plans to do to cars what it did to mobile phones.The last we heard, Apple was ditching the idea of making self-driving cars to focus on self-driving technology only. And now, Apple has obtained an official permit to test self-driving cars in California... Read more

Google's AutoDraw uses machine learning to turn your doodles into art

Google's AutoDraw uses machine learning to turn your doodles into art

By Elyse Betters

Google's latest tool can turn your doodles into works of art.It's launched AutoDraw, a web-based app powered by machine learning. With that technology, AutoDraw can recognise your crude drawings, whether it's a flower or a cake or a smiley face, and it... Read more

Misfit Flare is another basic fitness tracker, but it's also dirt cheap

Misfit Flare is another basic fitness tracker, but it's also dirt cheap

By Elyse Betters

Misfit has launched yet another affordable activity tracker.It's called the Misfit Flare, and it sells for $59.99 (about £50). It can track the steps you’ve taken, how far you’ve gone and the calories you’ve burned, and it can track your sleeping.... Read more

Motorola budget phones, Moto C and Moto C Plus, revealed in new leak

Motorola budget phones, Moto C and Moto C Plus, revealed in new leak

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo has a couple new budget devices up its sleeve.While at MWC 2017 in February, Lenovo-owned Motorola unveiled the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus for £169 and £259, respectively. If you thought Lenovo was done with affordable smartphones for the year,... Read more

Fitbit delays launch of GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones until autumn

Fitbit delays launch of GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones until autumn

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit is working on its first official smartwatch, but don't expect it until this autumn.According to Yahoo Finance, Fitbit's upcoming smartwatch, as well as an upcoming pair of Bluetooth headphones, have been delayed due to production challenges related... Read more

Google Home's latest feature lets everyone easily access their data

Google Home's latest feature lets everyone easily access their data

By Elyse Betters

Google Home is about to get a lot more useful for the entire family.A new update to the Google Home app is alerting people that “multiple users are now supported”. Except, the message appears to be popping up by accident, because the functionality... Read more

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile

By Elyse Betters

ZTE is officially getting into the Android Wear game.The company has unveiled the Quartz and said it will be available online from 14 April or from 21 April via T-Mobile for just $192 (about £154). It features a round 1.4-inch AMOLED display, 768MB RAM,... Read more