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How to use Amazon's app to view items in your home with AR

How to use Amazon's app to view items in your home with AR

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's app now lets you experience augmented reality.It has begun leveraging Apple's ARKit, a technology that essentially makes it easier for developers to add augmented reality (AR) components to their apps and software. As a result, you can now use... Read more

Honeywell's smart home security system has Alexa, facial recognition

Honeywell's smart home security system has Alexa, facial recognition

By Elyse Betters

Honeywell has used a crowd-funding site to introduce a smart home security system.The company, which makes a range of products that can be found in more than 150 million homes and 10 million businesses, wants to give Nest Secure and Ring Protect a run... Read more

Apple WatchOS 4.1 now out: LTE music streaming, GymKit, and more

Apple WatchOS 4.1 now out: LTE music streaming, GymKit, and more

By Elyse Betters

Apple isn't done doling out sweets on Halloween.Alongside the release of iOS 11.1, which brought new emoji and a patch for the KRACK vulnerability, Apple has launched WatchOS 4.1, the first major update to the WatchOS 4 operating system for Apple Watch.... Read more

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with new emoji and more for iPhone and iPad

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with new emoji and more for iPhone and iPad

By Elyse Betters

Apple has a treat for you on Halloween.The company just released iOS 11.1, the first major update to the iOS 11 operating system, for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Mind you, iOS 11.1 is arriving more than a month after iOS 11 was first released to the... Read more

Razer Phone specs leaks out ahead of unveiling, hinting it is for gamers

Razer Phone specs leaks out ahead of unveiling, hinting it is for gamers

By Elyse Betters

Razer plans to announce its first phone on 1 November, and thanks to a UK mobile plan reseller, we already know what it will likely feature.According to a (now-deleted) webpage from 3G, the Razer Phone will feature a 5.7-inch IGZO (120Hz) display. It... Read more

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

It's been long rumoured that Google will use YouTube to introduce a live TV service. The company has now confirmed those suspicions.Google officially launched its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It lets you access live and recorded... Read more

YouTube TV streaming service is coming to Apple TV, Xbox, and more

YouTube TV streaming service is coming to Apple TV, Xbox, and more

By Elyse Betters

You can soon watch Google's YouTube TV streaming service through your set-top box or streaming media device.YouTube TV launched in April, allowing you to stream live sports, local and national news, and more on your phone, tablet, and computer. Now,... Read more

Skype's new look officially comes to desktops: Here's what's different

Skype's new look officially comes to desktops: Here's what's different

By Elyse Betters

Remember that all-new Skype design?The new look first launched for mobile devices in June, and then, in August, Microsoft said it was testing similar changes for the desktop side of Skype. It wasn't yet complete though, as Microsoft was looking for your... Read more

WhatsApp now lets you delete sent messages - here's how it works

WhatsApp now lets you delete sent messages - here's how it works

By Elyse Betters

Have you ever sent a quick message that you quickly regretted?Yeah, same here. It really makes us wish messenger services had, like, some sort of undo button. Enter: WhatsApp. Starting now, it lets you delete sent messages. But there are a couple of... Read more

Minecraft 'Stranger Things' skin pack arrives alongside season two

Minecraft 'Stranger Things' skin pack arrives alongside season two

By Elyse Betters

The second season of Stranger Things just premiered on Netflix, and now, Minecraft is capitalising on the moment.The Microsoft-owned building game has announced that players who love the hit retro-horror TV show can now buy a new skin pack based on... Read more

What is Instagram Superzoom and how does it work?

What is Instagram Superzoom and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Instagram has introduced a new creative tool: Superzoom.The app's team is actually describing Superzoom as a new "camera format". Either way, with Superzoom, you can record a funny video with sound effects. The feature actually sits next to another creative... Read more

How do you say iPhone X? Here's how Apple wants you to pronounce it

How do you say iPhone X? Here's how Apple wants you to pronounce it

By Elyse Betters

You're probably saying iPhone X the wrong way.In September, Apple introduced three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. If you didn't watch the company actually unveil those smartphones - specifically, the flagship, tenth-anniversary... Read more

Microsoft is making a Courier-like foldable phone for digital scribbling

Microsoft is making a Courier-like foldable phone for digital scribbling

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is rumoured to be working on a new type of mobile device.According to report from Windows Central, it will be a Windows 10-powered device with pen and digital-ink functionality. Past reports have referred to Microsoft's next mobile device as... Read more

Google Pixelbook review: Is a £1000 Chromebook truly worth it?
4.0 stars

Google Pixelbook review: Is a £1000 Chromebook truly worth it?

By Elyse Betters

Chromebooks have come a long way in the past seven years.We remember when they began as clunky laptops, running a very early version of Chrome OS, which left users without basic apps to complete even everyday tasks, such as a Skype call. Despite decidedly-meh... Read more

How to get Android 8.1 Oreo beta on your phone right now

How to get Android 8.1 Oreo beta on your phone right now

By Elyse Betters

Having already released the first official version of Android 8.0 Oreo, Google has just announced that a public beta of the first "dot" update is on its way. Android 8.1's first developer preview and beta is here.   Android 8 Oreo: Features, release... Read more

Apple fully embraces wireless charging with PowerbyProxi buyout

Apple fully embraces wireless charging with PowerbyProxi buyout

By Elyse Betters

Apple is going all in on wireless technology.The company recently purchased PowerbyProxi, a firm that makes wireless power solutions, according to Stuff. Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering, Dan Riccio, told Stuff that the PowerbyProxi... Read more

Roku might soon stream content on devices beyond its own hardware

Roku might soon stream content on devices beyond its own hardware

By Elyse Betters

Roku wants to expand beyond its own devices.The company is considering streaming videos on devices made by third-party manufacturers, such as Apple and Google, according to Variety. However, Roku’s first attempt at streaming on third-party devices will... Read more

Amazon's new Cloud Cam security camera monitors couriers and more

Amazon's new Cloud Cam security camera monitors couriers and more

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has launched an in-home delivery service that works with a new security camera it's simultaneously introducing.The camera, called Amazon Cloud Cam, is described by Amazon as an "intelligent indoor security camera that lets you keep track of your... Read more

What is Amazon Key, how does it work, and where is it available?

What is Amazon Key, how does it work, and where is it available?

By Elyse Betters

Have you ever had a package stolen from your doorstep?It can happen to anyone. There's not much you can do when you've ordered something to be delivered to your home and it arrives when you're not there, whether that be because you're at work or walking... Read more

Instagram now lets you go live with a friend: Here's how it works

Instagram now lets you go live with a friend: Here's how it works

By Elyse Betters

Instagram has let users live stream for a while now, and starting today, they can use it to go live with a friend.The Facebook-owned app has been testing the feature since this past summer, but now, it's letting users broadcast live with a friend. Users... Read more

Google Assistant adds 50 new games, activities, and stories just for kids

Google Assistant adds 50 new games, activities, and stories just for kids

By Elyse Betters

Google Assistant just got more fun for kids.Google has added more than 50 games and activities to its assistant. It includes experiences like musical chairs, trivia, Disney-themed games, and original stories for children. They’ll work via Google Assistant... Read more

Sony made a cute robotic assistant, but it's not exactly cheap

Sony made a cute robotic assistant, but it's not exactly cheap

By Elyse Betters

Sony Xperia Hello is a little robot that doubles as an assistant, and people in Japan can buy it starting next month.Sony first showed off this smart speaker device last year. It has animated eyes and a 4.55-inch LCD on its tummy, and it can respond to... Read more

Wink Lookout is an affordable smart home security system from Will.i.am

Wink Lookout is an affordable smart home security system from Will.i.am

By Elyse Betters

Wink is going all in on home security.Wink is an easy-to-use smart home device platform that artist Will.i.am bought earlier this year. It sells things like smart light bulbs and a proprietary hub. It also supports both Alexa and Google Home. And, now,... Read more

Misfit Vapor watch with optical heart rate finally set for 31 October release

Misfit Vapor watch with optical heart rate finally set for 31 October release

By Elyse Betters

Misfit has revealed when you can finally get the Vapor.Misfit announced Vapor, its first touchscreen smartwatch, at CES 2017. The wearable is the company's most advanced yet, offering standard fitness and sleep tracking, along with optical heart rate... Read more

Google is looking into the Pixel 2 XL's screen burn-in problem

Google is looking into the Pixel 2 XL's screen burn-in problem

By Elyse Betters

OK, so the Pixel 2 XL might have a display problem.First, there was an issue about its colour vibrancy, which, honestly, we think might be like the great blue/gold dress debate. Either you think the latest Pixels have dim, muddy displays that look gross... Read more

Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future

Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future

By Elyse Betters

Snap wants to be a hardware company, although it can't sell hardware. Last year, Snap, the company behind Snapchat, launched Spectacles, a pair of smart glasses that allowed users to capture photos and videos that could then be uploaded online through... Read more

OnePlus 5T revealed: Front and backside shown off in leaked renders

OnePlus 5T revealed: Front and backside shown off in leaked renders

By Elyse Betters

OnePlus is developing its next flagship killer, and we now know what it looks like, thanks to a new leak.Let's back up for a minute. OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5 this past summer, but reports have suggested it is working on yet another phone, called... Read more

Echo Show-like Google Home touch device spotted in Google app code

Echo Show-like Google Home touch device spotted in Google app code

By Elyse Betters

Google needs to catch up to Amazon.At least when it comes to smart speakers, anyway. Amazon has several Echo-branded smart speakers, while Google only recently announced two more on top of its original Google Home. However, it might introduce a new product... Read more

Huawei made a 'working' foldable phone that might launch next year

Huawei made a 'working' foldable phone that might launch next year

By Elyse Betters

Huawei wants to take the spotlight from ZTE.A few days ago, ZTE unveiled a foldable smartphone, called the Axom M, with two screens. But now, Huawei, which recently announced the Mate 10 smartphone series, is working on its own version of a foldable phone.... Read more

Did Tim Cook just reveal in an email that a new Mac Mini is coming?

Did Tim Cook just reveal in an email that a new Mac Mini is coming?

By Elyse Betters

It's been a few years since Apple updated the Mac Mini.As a result, most people think it is dead. But is it? According to MacRumors, which posted an email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to a Mac Mini user, the device will still be an important part of Apple's... Read more

Official: Nokia 7 is a mid-range bothie phone heading to China

Official: Nokia 7 is a mid-range bothie phone heading to China

By Elyse Betters

HMD Global has announced a new Nokia phone: the Nokia 7.It's a mid-range device, headed for China. HMD Global described the 5.2-inch Nokia 7 as a phone "wrapped in 7000 series aluminium chassis" with "diamond cut bevelled edges" and a "3D glass curvature... Read more

Google reveals ARCore will come to more Samsung Galaxy devices

Google reveals ARCore will come to more Samsung Galaxy devices

By Elyse Betters

Samsung and Google have partnered up so that Google's ARCore will come to even more Galaxy smartphones.ARCore is Android’s version of Apple ARKit. It's a baked-in augmented reality platform that developers can leverage. It's very different from Tango,... Read more

Motorola made a £99 Moto Mod speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa

Motorola made a £99 Moto Mod speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa

By Elyse Betters

Motorola has announced a new Moto Mod for its Moto Z phones.It's a $149.99/£99 speaker attachment with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. In other words, it turns your phone into a little Echo device. Called the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, the... Read more

How to add non-Google accounts to the official Gmail for iOS app

How to add non-Google accounts to the official Gmail for iOS app

By Elyse Betters

It's hard to find the perfect iOS app for email, right?Although Apple restricts you from changing the default mail app for anything on iOS, there are a few decent email apps in the App Store, such as Spark, Airmail, Alto, and Edison Mail. Google's official... Read more

BlackBerry Motion all-touch phone now available to pre-order for £399

BlackBerry Motion all-touch phone now available to pre-order for £399

By Elyse Betters

TCL has announced when you can get its latest BlackBerry smartphone.BlackBerry is a brand name synonymous with one thing: keyboards. When you think of the mobile maker's name, you think of old-style smartphones equipped with tiny QWERTY keys. But it has... Read more

Garmin Speak brings Alexa to your car, with turn-by-turn navigation

Garmin Speak brings Alexa to your car, with turn-by-turn navigation

By Elyse Betters

Garmin, the company once well-known for its GPS navigation devices but now dominates fitness wearables, just made an Alexa device.It has announced a new speaker that includes integration with Amazon’s assistant. It's not just another Alexa speaker,... Read more

Google hid a custom image processor inside Pixel 2 and didn't turn it on

Google hid a custom image processor inside Pixel 2 and didn't turn it on

By Elyse Betters

Google just revealed a surprise, cool feature that is oddly still laying dormant in its latest Pixel 2 smartphones.Called the Pixel Visual Core, it is Google’s first custom system-on-a-chip (SOC) for consumer devices. The company described it as a "fully... Read more

Google Daydream View (2017) review: New looks and lenses, but no new tricks
4.0 stars

Google Daydream View (2017) review: New looks and lenses, but no new tricks

By Elyse Betters

Mobile VR is the most affordable way to experience virtual reality.You can go ultra cheap with the £15 Google Cardboard headset, which works with most iOS and Android phones, or you can spend a little more on the £80 Samsung Gear VR, which works with... Read more

ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen flip phone you might actually want

ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen flip phone you might actually want

By Elyse Betters

ZTE has a new device, and it's, um, interesting.Called the ZTE Axon M, it's basically a flip phone. But not the type some of you may you remember from the early 2000s. It's a full-featured Android smartphone with two full-size displays, which are connected... Read more

Fossil launches new Q Neely and Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatches

Fossil launches new Q Neely and Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatches

By Elyse Betters

Fossil has two new hybrid smartwatches, called Q Neely and Q Jacqueline, which are now smaller than ever. Described as being "tailored specifically to the female customer," these new additions to the Fossil Q line look like classic analogue watches,... Read more

HTC to hold 2 November event, likely for HTC U11 Plus phone

HTC to hold 2 November event, likely for HTC U11 Plus phone

By Elyse Betters

There's another flagship phone coming this autumn.First, there was the Galaxy Note 8, then we had the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and just earlier this month, we got the Google Pixel 2. Now, HTC is introducing its entry. As spotted by Chinese site ITHome,... Read more

Google Wifi now lets you block inappropriate sites to protect kids

Google Wifi now lets you block inappropriate sites to protect kids

By Elyse Betters

Google has updated Google Wifi with a new tool that gives you more control over the types of sites your kids can visit.The popular mesh Wi-Fi router system now offers a tool called Site Blocking. It is rolling out so that you can block more than eight... Read more

You can now control a Chromecast with Google Assistant on your phone

You can now control a Chromecast with Google Assistant on your phone

By Elyse Betters

Google Assistant just got more useful for mobile device owners.Google's digital assistant has always been able to control a Chromecast, but only from a Google Home speaker. Now, for the first time, Google Assistant on Android phones can do the same thing,... Read more

Prepare for Virgin Hyperloop One as Branson invests heavily in future of travel

Prepare for Virgin Hyperloop One as Branson invests heavily in future of travel

By Elyse Betters

One of the world's richest men likes the idea of a hyperloop. A hyperloop is essentially a fast train. Elon Musk, who popularised the idea, calls it a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table". One company making this type of high-speed... Read more

That white Essential Phone is now available to buy, ships next week

That white Essential Phone is now available to buy, ships next week

By Elyse Betters

No, Essential didn't forget about the white model of its phone.In fact, the company finally plans to start shipping the white model next week. It's begun sending emails out to people who preordered it, saying that the phone is ready and "will start shipping... Read more

Google finally begins integrating Duo video calling into Android

Google finally begins integrating Duo video calling into Android

By Elyse Betters

Remember Duo?Last year, Google launched the video calling app, and now, it's integrating Duo directly into Android. According to a Google blog post, the company wants to roll out simpler video calling to Android users, so, going forward, they'll bein... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro render and specs leak out, will run Android 8.0 Oreo

Huawei Mate 10 Pro render and specs leak out, will run Android 8.0 Oreo

By Elyse Betters

Believe it or not, there are more flagship phones in store for 2017.Huawei is preparing to launch its annual Mate flagship. And, thanks to VentureBeat's Evan Blass, we have a leaked render showing one model, codenamed Blanc. The current Mate lineup,... Read more

Apple's CEO thinks the tech for quality AR glasses 'doesn’t exist' yet

Apple's CEO thinks the tech for quality AR glasses 'doesn’t exist' yet

By Elyse Betters

Apple's CEO wants you to fawn over ARKit, not its rumoured AR device.Tim Cook is a huge fan of augmented reality. He talks about it a lot. So much so that Apple has been rumoured to be developing a dedicated AR device. However, in an interview with The... Read more

Razer teases 1 November event, likely for a new smartphone

Razer teases 1 November event, likely for a new smartphone

By Elyse Betters

Razer is finally doing something with Nextbit.When Razer, a company well-known for making gaming products and accessories, bought the maker of the Robin smartphone earlier this year, we were told that Nextbit had plans to continue doing "cool stuff in... Read more

How to create Amazon Alexa voice profiles so it can recognise you

How to create Amazon Alexa voice profiles so it can recognise you

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Alexa platform is catching up to Google Assistant, with the ability to recognise individual voices.Google Home can personlise Google Assistant responses to a specific person in your household. So, if your husband asks it for a calendar briefing,... Read more