Gadget News and Reviews

No, Misfit Vapor smartwatch will not come with built-in GPS

Remember the smartwatch Misfit announced back in January at CES 2017 and detailed two months later? Well, it looks like some of the information about the Vapor that Misfit revealed back in March is inaccurate.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 00:20

You can now control EE TV set top boxes with Amazon Alexa voice commands

Whether it's for phones or Bluetooth speakers, Amazon's march towards squeezing its Alexa voice assistant into every conceivable connected gadget continues at a pace.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:01

T-Mobile flips the switch on the first 600MHz LTE network site

5G may still be a ways off, but mobile carriers are working hard to make the most of their 4G LTE networks, and T-Mobile is no exception.

The carrier announced today that it's successfully activated a 600MHz cellular LTE network site in Cheyenne, Wyoming — the first of its kind. 

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:43

See the LG V30 from every angle in new leaked renders

Due to be officially announced on August 31, the leaks and feature reveals have been flying thick and fast for LG’s newest flagship, the V30. 

The latest reveal comes from prolific leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) in the form of a full-body render, showing off both sides as well as the front and back of the handset in a hi-res image.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 21:39

Facebook now let’s you create and share GIFs using its camera app

There was a time when Facebook came in with it’s simple interface and unique features gaining millions of users every week. It literally ate the known social networking websites and took over to be the ultimate social networking platform that’s still sustaining in the league with a strong hold. Although the platform has seen trillion of changes and upgrades that it is no more known for its simplicity, it has successfully gained the kind of user addiction it aimed for. 

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 00:29

The best headphones deals in Australia

With headphones of all types, colours and styles flooding the market, it’s hard knowing which ones to pick – do you go for the premium model you’ve always wanted, or are you better off just grabbing a cheap set from the discount bin?

Well, it’s worth remembering that cheap headphones are cheap for a reason, so even if saving money is priority we can’t recommend those $2 discount-bin variety that you find all over the world. And, as you’ll find out below, you don’t always have spend a lot of dosh to snag a great set of headphones either.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 00:50

US regulators recall refurbished Galaxy Note 4 batteries

The Galaxy Note line is having problems again. Don't worry, this is not a Note 7-level emergency. And the issues aren't Samsung's fault or even associated with the original phone model. However, batteries installed in refurbished Note 4 phones by Fed...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 16:07

Twitter suspends account used for 'Daily Stormer' updates

The white supremacist website Daily Stormer keeps popping up, and like a bad game of whack-a-mole, the internet keeps trying to rid itself of the stain. Web hosting company GoDaddy dumped the domain itself, and even though the neo-nazi site briefly r...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 16:25

Dating app Badoo adds video chat to help you filter out creeps

Dating apps have been slow to adopt video functionality. Big shot Tinder bought a video service in February but hasn't announced plans to add its functionality, while Hinge just included user-made movie clips for profiles -- a feature that Badoo laun...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 16:47

Start Genesis luxury cars with your voice and Google Assistant

Hyundai definitely isn't limiting Google Assistant support to its mainstream cars. Its upscale Genesis brand has introduced Google Assistant support that gives you voice control over your vehicle as long as it's hooked into Genesis Connected Service...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 17:10

Spotify removes ‘hate bands’ from its streaming library

You can add Spotify to the growing list of companies taking a stand against hateful, racist content.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 17:21

iDevice dimmer switches work with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri

Using your voice to control things around your home is one of the cooler aspects of the future we live in. But, unless you have the right phone or smart speaker, that functionality can be crippled or nonexistent. Platform-agnostic devices for smart h...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 17:53

Meet Jon Hamm's latest character in AR before the movie debuts

Jon Hamm and Lois Smith take on the future of personal assistants in Marjorie Prime, a movie set to release on August 18th. Co-starring Tim Robbins and Geena Davis, the film explores Marjorie's failing memory of her late husband, Walter, with a digit...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 18:54

Apple starts removing Apple Pay from white nationalist sites

Apple has suspended support for Apple Pay on a handful of websites selling white-supremacy clothing and accessories, joining a cascade of technology companies currently cutting off hate groups online. Apple Pay no longer works on at least two website...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:15

Horror adventure ‘The Black Mirror’ revived for modern gamers

Despite being released long after the point-and-click game genre's heyday, 2003's The Black Mirror became a gothic horror hit long before the unrelated British sci-fi anthology show. THQ Nordic tapped German developer King Art Games to revive the ori...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:49

Zooming photos is finally a thing for image-driven Pinterest

Pinterest is adding a couple of new features to help you get more use out of it. First, the app now (finally) allows you to pinch to zoom in on Pins, which it said in a blog post is one of its most requested features. Not surprising as it has been bu...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 20:26

Motorola designed a phone screen that repairs itself

Motorola doesn't just want to make phone screens that are shatter-resistant... if it has its way, what cracks that do show up could be fixed on the spot. It recently applied for a patent on a phone screen whose shape memory polymer heals damage when...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 21:16

How to Watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse Online

Want to see the 2017 Solar Eclipse as it's meant to be viewed? Here are the best places to watch.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 16:52

Meet Nokia 8: A Phone Made For Livestreaming

The first Nokia-branded Android flagship stands apart with 360-degree audio and dual-sight cameras.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 17:00

Apple could be gearing up for a big push into original programming

Hot off of the news that Disney plans to enter the streaming service game, it appears Apple wants to get a piece of that online entertainment pie for itself.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 16:36

Apple Watch 3 LTE eSIM rumor will excite everyone but Android owners

Hold the iPhone 8, because Apple Watch 3 is reportedly launching alongside the 10th anniversary iPhone and there are new details about its LTE capabilities.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 17:30

Healing powers: Motorola patents screen tech that fixes cracks with heat

Even with the best cases and screen protectors at the ready, shattering your phone's display with one unfortunate drop seems like it's always a possibility.

Replacing a broken screen is often the only go-to option after a nasty fall, but Motorola appears to be working on a more sci-fi alternative: regenerating your cracked screen right on the spot.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 18:03

Google Maps adds Q&A so you can get answers without calling ahead

Google is taking some of the guesswork – and, worse yet, cold calling – out of going somewhere new by rolling out questions and answers on Google Maps for Android and in mobile search. 

Now, when you have a question about a place, like a restaurant, museum or shop, you can leave your query for either the location or another user to answer. You can also see other people's questions and the responses to them, plus leave your own answers if you've got the info. 

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 18:29

You can now control EE TV set top boxes with Amazon Alexa voice commands

Whether it's for phones or Bluetooth speakers, Amazon's march towards squeezing its Alexa voice assistant into every conceivable connected gadget continues at a pace.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:01

T-Mobile flips the switch on the first 600MHz LTE network site

5G may still be a ways off, but mobile carriers are working hard to make the most of their 4G LTE networks, and T-Mobile is no exception.

The carrier announced today that it's successfully activated a 600MHz cellular LTE network site in Cheyenne, Wyoming — the first of its kind. 

Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:43

See the LG V30 from every angle in new leaked renders

Due to be officially announced on August 31, the leaks and feature reveals have been flying thick and fast for LG’s newest flagship, the V30. 

The latest reveal comes from prolific leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) in the form of a full-body render, showing off both sides as well as the front and back of the handset in a hi-res image.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 21:39

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