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This is our closest look yet at Apple’s Project Titan car tech

We’ve known for a while that Apple is working intently on self-driving car technology, but we now have our closest ever look at what the company has dubbed Project Titan. 

This is thanks to MacCallister Higgins, the co-founder of another autonomous vehicle venture called Voyage, who tweeted a short video of Apple’s hardware atop a Lexus SUV.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:36

Samsung’s Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset won’t be sold in the UK

There’s some bad news for those looking to pick up a Windows Mixed Reality headset in the near future, because one of the seemingly best offerings of the current initial crop of products – namely, Samsung’s – won’t be on sale in the UK.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:50

Bixby 2.0 is Samsung's attempt to topple Amazon's Alexa

Do you hear an Echo? Because Samsung just announced Bixby 2.0, an update to its intelligent voice assistant, and it's moving in on Amazon Alexa's territory.

Bixby is jumping from phones, like the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8, to Samsung smart TVs and refrigerators, and it's bringing natural language capabilities along the way, according to Samsung.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:59

UK looks to take a lead in the 5G rollout

When it comes to Brexit, the UK may be struggling to make an impression in Europe, but in one area at least, the government is looking to make sure it’s ahead of the game – and that’s 5G.

The government has announced a competition whereby businesses can apply to get a slice of £25 million worth of funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which is looking to invest in projects that support the development of 5G in the UK.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:07

Android 8.1 preview will activate secret Google Pixel 2 photography chip

It turns out that the Pixel 2 phones have a secret chip, to be activated with the Android 8.1 preview, which will improve their HDR+ photography results.

(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:00

Samsung unveils Bixby 2.0 and absorbs IoT with SmartThings

Samsung announced Bixby 2.0 and has outlined the next steps for its "2020 Vision" at the opening keynote of its annual SDC developer conference. Get the details here.

(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:00

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Headphones

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 14th year and as usual, we have been delivering a series of features, highlighting the nominees within each of the 18 categories.Each feature offers a little bit about why we love each of...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 08:00

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Mate 9: What's the difference?

Huawei announced the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design at an event in Munich on 16 October. The big-screened devices follow on from last year's Mate 9 but they bring a number of differences with them.We have compared the Mate 10 and Mate...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:45

What is aptX HD and which devices support it?

With Apple removing the longstanding 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 onwards and Google following suit with the Pixel 2 smartphones, using a regular pair of headphones will soon get harder than ever. Best Bluetooth headphones 2017/2018: 10 of the...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:05

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

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...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:22

Get an Amazon Echo Dot for just £24.99 if you are a Sonos user

Sonos is offering an amazing deal to all its registered users in the UK, US and Germany. All customers can snag themselves an Amazon Echo Dot Alexa device for just £24.99 - less than half-price.The offer is to celebrate Sonos adding Alexa support to...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:45

Activision earns patent for system that encourages multiplayer microtransactions

Activision's latest patent is sure to rub gamers the wrong way, as it describes a system that mismatches players in multiplayer games to encourage them to pay for in-game items in order to close the skill gap.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 08:51

Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals on sale in the iOS App Store.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:03

Adobe’s new Lightroom leverages the cloud for cross-platform photo editing

Adobe is splitting Lightroom into two separate platforms. One is the version that exists, while the new Lightroom CC is designed to be a mobile platform that works the same across various devices.

The post Adobe’s new Lightroom leverages the cloud for cross-platform photo editing appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:15

Get a better night’s rest with the 10 best sleep apps for iOS and Android

Put your head down for 40 winks, because the best sleep apps for iOS and Android are here. Whether you just want to track your sleep, or need help getting off to the land of nod, these apps are here to help you.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:15

Here are 10 tips and tricks to help you survive ‘The Evil Within 2’

The Evil Within 2 can brutally tough if you go in without a plan. Union is full of terrors and monstrosities, but you can get through it by thinking ahead. Here are 10 tips and tricks for surviving the hellish dreamscape.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:15

Photoshop 2018 now supports 360-degree photos, adds new design tools

Photographers can now open and edit 360 photos inside of Photoshop 2018 while maintaining that 360-ness as part of the updated software. The update also includes a new pen curve tool and variable type.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:15

With the Google Pixel 2, Bluetooth connectivity issues may finally be resolved

When Google's new flagship phone, the Google Pixel 2 ships, it will feature a fix for a Bluetooth audio problem that folks have been complaining about since the Oreo software update in August.

The post With the Google Pixel 2, Bluetooth connectivity issues may finally be resolved appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:02

The DoorCam can protect any part of your home thanks to its wireless design

Remo+ is the smart home security company behind the RemoCam and RemoBell that has now debuted the first wireless, over-the-door smart security camera - the DoorCam. This security camera isn't bound by wires

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:15

Dropbox Professional’s ‘Showcase’ feature takes aim at freelancer portfolio sites

Dropbox wants its users to be able to share content in a much more business-like manner with its new Professional accounts. With its Showcase feature, users can display their work in a Dropbox-linked portfolio.

The post Dropbox Professional’s ‘Showcase’ feature takes aim at freelancer portfolio sites appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:21

Get smart: The 25 best educational apps for iPhone and Android

"Education" may be a broad term, but there are more than enough quality educational apps on the market for both iOS and Android. Check out our top picks for the best educational apps for students.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:25

Here’s everything we know about EA Vancouver’s Star Wars game

From rumors on characters and settings to details on the development team, here is everything we know about the Visceral Star Wars game. Don't expect to play the game any earlier than 2018.

The post Here’s everything we know about EA Vancouver’s Star Wars game appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:15

Boomerang’s AI assistant for email puts the important stuff on top

Boomerang, the San Francisco startup behind the eponymous Boomerang email tools, is launching a new AI-powered productivity assistant. It's called Brief Me, and it intelligently pulls relevant text out of your inbound messages.

The post Boomerang’s AI assistant for email puts the important stuff on top appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:00

Old Galaxy S7 Beats iPhone 8 in New Report

Samsung's handsets reign supreme against Apple's iPhones, according to a new Consumer Reports ranking.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 08:26

Pixel 2's Amazing Camera Will Get Even Better Soon

Google says it will activate the Pixel Visual Core, a new co-processor in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, that helps with image processing in HDR+.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:56

Sonos One Review Roundup: What Critics Love and Hate

The Sonos One reviews are in, and its sound quality and Alexa integration impress, but this smart speaker has some drawbacks. Here’s the pros and cons.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:10

$399 Moto X4 Phone Has Both Alexa, Google Assistant

Previously, Motorola's mid-range phone was only available through Project Fi. But a version with support for Amazon's voice-powered assistant is coming to retailers.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:50

Patch Your Lenovo, Moto Phones Now or Risk Hacking

If you own a Lenovo tablet, a Vibe or Zuk phone, or an older Moto model, you should patch it ASAP -- if it hasn’t already updated on its own.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:46

Sonos One Review: The Best-Sounding Alexa Speaker

The Sonos One is the best-sounding Alexa speaker yet, and its integration with Amazon’s assistant is excellent (if not yet complete).

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:10

Best TV Deals

From 4K TVs to budget 1080p sets, we're vetting and handpicking the Internet's best HDTVs deals so you don't have to.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:24

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