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Buzzfeed made a smart hot plate that syncs up with its Tasty videos

Buzzfeed made a smart hot plate that syncs up with its Tasty videos

By Elyse Betters

Buzzfeed is becoming a hardware company, apparently. Have you ever seen those step-by-step cooking videos on Facebook, the ones with the top-down view? Well, they're ridiculously popular, and Buzzfeed, which publishes that type of videos under its Tasty... Read more

Xiaomi just launched its own Echo-like 'Mi AI' smart speaker

Xiaomi just launched its own Echo-like 'Mi AI' smart speaker

By Elyse Betters

Xiaomi just launched a smart speaker.Called the Mi AI Speaker, the speaker features a six-microphone array and is meant to double as a hub for Xiaomi's smart home devices, which includes things like vacuum cleaners and lamps. The speaker will work... Read more

What is Loveflutter Blue? Twitter users' answer to Tinder explained

What is Loveflutter Blue? Twitter users' answer to Tinder explained

By Elyse Betters

Want to score a date with a celebrity?You have a few options: Become rich and famous yourself, try Tinder Select, or try Loveflutter Blue. Since the first isn't a practical option, and the second one is an invite-only feature within the dating app Tinder,... Read more

The Sims 4 finally comes to Xbox One and PS4, pre-orders now open

The Sims 4 finally comes to Xbox One and PS4, pre-orders now open

By Elyse Betters

EA and Maxis have announced that The Sims 4 will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.The previously PC/Mac-only game, which first launched in 2014, will become available for owners of those systems on 17 November. You'll be able to create Sims,... Read more

Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back

Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back

By Elyse Betters

Uber just can't get anything right lately.It's been embroiled in controversy this past year - thanks to scathing allegations of sexism and aggressive workplace culture inside the company, a bitter legal fight with investor Google, the leaking of its controversial... Read more

11 Daydream-ready VR smartphones will arrive soon, says Google

11 Daydream-ready VR smartphones will arrive soon, says Google

By Elyse Betters

Looking for a phone to work with your Daydream View headset?According to Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO and the latest Alphabet board member, you'll have a bunch of new choices by the end of this year. More specifically, Pichai said there will be 11 Android... Read more

American-made iPhone: Trump says Apple promised him three US plants

American-made iPhone: Trump says Apple promised him three US plants

By Elyse Betters

President Donald Trump wants to "make America great again", and part of that plan includes an American-made iPhone, apparently.The US President has said in the past he wants Apple to build more products in the US. And now, in an interview with The Wall... Read more

Motorola made a new 360-degree camera mod for all Moto Z phones

Motorola made a new 360-degree camera mod for all Moto Z phones

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo-owned Motorola has introduced a new Moto Mod for its modular smartphones.While announcing its latest phone, the Moto Z2 Force, Motorola ynveiled its latest Moto Mod: a 360-degree camera. Called the Moto 360 Camera mod, it features two camera... Read more

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

By Elyse Betters

BMW is going fully battery-electric, with a new Mini at least.It wants to build a new battery-electric Mini: a 3-door, fully electric Hatch model, which will go into production in 2019. This vehicle will increase the choice of Mini powertrains to include... Read more

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

By Elyse Betters

EEEK! Android O is almost ready for an official release.We know this because Google has posted the fourth developer preview beta. It includes “near-final system images” for recent Pixel and Nexus devices. That means an official Android O release... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up in new leaks with no curved screen

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up in new leaks with no curved screen

By Elyse Betters

The Galaxy Note 8 isn't the only new Samsung phone coming soon.Samsung's much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 will likely be announced on 23 August, but in the meantime, a new leak has suggested we can also expect a ruggedised version of the Galaxy S8 to... Read more

Moto Z2 Force leak fully shows off the phone in hands-on images

Moto Z2 Force leak fully shows off the phone in hands-on images

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo might soon introduce a new phone, dubbed Moto Z2 Force, if new image leaks are deemed to be legit.The new phone would be a successor to last year’s Moto Z Force, a version of the Moto Z modular flagship. Keep in mind this device would be different... Read more

Google Pixel 2 could be first phone to pack Snapdragon 836 SoC

Google Pixel 2 could be first phone to pack Snapdragon 836 SoC

By Elyse Betters

Google's upcoming Pixel 2 flagships will likely be powered by Qualcomm's follow-up to the Snapdragon 835.The Pixel 2 will reportedly be the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 system on a chip - a rumoured, high-end processor. Keep in... Read more

Microsoft is working on a HoloLens 2 headset with a custom AI chip

Microsoft is working on a HoloLens 2 headset with a custom AI chip

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is hard at work on the HoloLens 2, and by the sounds of it, it'll pack some fancy new hardware.Microsoft just announced that the next generation of its HoloLens headset will feature custom silicon. More specifically, it'll have an artificial... Read more

Finally! Essential Phone should launch in August, says Andy Rubin

Finally! Essential Phone should launch in August, says Andy Rubin

By Elyse Betters

Wondering if Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will ever launch?Well, we now have a new release date, according to The Verge. In an email to customers, Rubin said the phone will start shipping “in a few weeks". That means the phone should arrive sometime... Read more

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

By Elyse Betters

Your next phone could be a modular Facebook speaker phone.Facebook’s secretive lab, Building 8, is considering developing modular smartphones, according to Business Insider. The company filed a patent that was just published, and it includes details... Read more

Nintendo trademark officially hints to N64 Classic Mini

Nintendo trademark officially hints to N64 Classic Mini

By Elyse Betters

As we've suggested before, Nintendo's N64 console could be getting a re-release.The Japanese company recently started stoking nostalgia by making miniaturised, less expensive versions of its original retro consoles. For instance, the NES Classic Edition launched... Read more

Latest Nokia 8 leak shows off the phone in super glossy gold

Latest Nokia 8 leak shows off the phone in super glossy gold

By Elyse Betters

HMD's next Nokia device is thought to be a high-end flagship smartphone, and now we know what it looks like.Actual images have popped up on Baidu forums, with the poster claiming they're images of a Nokia 8 prototype. Immediately, we can tell it looks... Read more

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

By Elyse Betters

Not to be outdone by Amazon, Best Buy is holding its own summer sale.Amazon recently held a Prime Day event, which, to put it mildly, was a huge success and had everyone wondering if Amazon had managed to topple Black Friday, a massive shopping sale extravaganza... Read more

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

By Elyse Betters

Samsung's next Galaxy flagship will arrive in August.We know this because Samsung has tweeted out an invite notice, confirming it will "reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family". The company described the device as "the ultimate multitasking device... Read more

Do you force-quit apps to save your iPhone's battery? Well, don't

Do you force-quit apps to save your iPhone's battery? Well, don't

By Elyse Betters

We all have our little ticks when it comes to using gadgets.Maybe you like your Mac or Windows desktop to be completely cleared of clutter. Maybe you obsessively close all the open browser tabs on your phone. Or maybe you always force-quit apps on your... Read more

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

By Elyse Betters

OMG.Niantic has announced that it's finally going to release Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go. This is something players (aka trainers) have been begging for like a year. The studio has also detailed how the new feature will work. So, here's everything... Read more

Microsoft teased a Cortana-powered thermostat and it's gorgeous

Microsoft teased a Cortana-powered thermostat and it's gorgeous

By Elyse Betters

Look out, Nest. Microsoft is coming at you with its own Cortana-powered thermostat, and it's super fancy looking.Microsoft has announced it partnered with Johnson Controls on a thermostat called GLAS. The company previewed the upcoming device in a YouTube... Read more

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced some updates to the feed experience in the main Google app. Here's what you need to know.The company said the app now offers "improved machine learning to anticipate what’s of interest to each individual user," as well as "the option... Read more

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has updated again.And the latest changes should make it easier for you to record and edit many snaps. It's introducing two new features, the first of which is called multi-snap recording, while the second is called tint brush. Here's everything... Read more

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has eyed another industry it wants to disrupt: meal box subscription services.You see, earlier this month, it surfaced that Amazon had registered a trademark for its own meal box service. The trademark application included the slogan "We do the... Read more

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's funky Snap Spectacles just got much easier to find and buy.When they were first introduced, you could only purchase them from pop-up vending machines, though they eventually went on sale online. But let's be real, unless available through some... Read more

Shell will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK this year

Shell will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK this year

By Elyse Betters

Shell petrol stations are going electric.Well, not completely, but the oil company has confirmed it will install electric car chargers at petrol stations in the UK before the end of this year. The first chargers will offer 50kW recharging speeds, and... Read more

Game of Thrones season 7: When it's on, how to watch it and full trailers right here

Game of Thrones season 7: When it's on, how to watch it and full trailers right here

By Elyse Betters

Tired of being the only person who doesn't know who Jon Snow is or what the heck "winter is coming" means?No worries. Now's the time to jump on the Game Of Thrones bandwagon. Season seven has now started on HBO and Sky in the US and UK respectively, huzzah!... Read more

You can now buy that Samsung TV that looks like artwork for £1,999

You can now buy that Samsung TV that looks like artwork for £1,999

By Elyse Betters

Samsung quietly announced a new TV, called The Frame, recently, and now it's available to buy in the UK.It is a television that's designed to blend into your room and look like a piece of artwork when it's not in use, rather than being a big old black... Read more

You can see HMD's Nokia 8 flagship in this super-clear image leak

You can see HMD's Nokia 8 flagship in this super-clear image leak

By Elyse Betters

HMD is coming out with a new high-end Nokia flagship, and an image of the device has just leaked out.HMD brought the Nokia name back with a new line of Android smartphones, including the Nokia 6 that launched in June, but now, according to some new leaks,... Read more

Facebook says you use this emoji the most if you live in the UK

Facebook says you use this emoji the most if you live in the UK

By Elyse Betters

It's World Emoji Day.Yes, that's a thing, but more importantly, in honour of this modern "holiday", Facebook has revealed which emoji are among the most popular. CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg specifically shared the top 10 most used emoji characters... Read more

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

By Elyse Betters

Samsung's mobile payments service now supports PayPal.If you use Samsung Pay, you can now choose PayPal as a payment method whether you're cashing out in-store, on the web, or in an app. It works any place that Samsung Pay is accepted; the service is... Read more

Here's a sneak peek at Apple's all-new emoji coming to iOS and Macs

Here's a sneak peek at Apple's all-new emoji coming to iOS and Macs

By Elyse Betters

Most people use emoji and want more of them.If you count yourself as part of that crowd, you'll be happy to learn that Apple has announced new emoji characters are coming to its iOS, macOS, and watchOS platforms sometime later this year. And in celebration... Read more

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

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to Alexa

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to Alexa

By Elyse Betters

The Amazon Echo needs no introduction, that gateway to a world of connected fun. Posing as a cylindrical speaker, the Amazon Echo is was one of the hottest gadgets of 2016, and with a continuously expanding set of Alexa skills, it's a hot product for... Read more