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Google Play Movies & TV in HDR will make your next stream pop with color

Google Play Movies & TV in HDR will make your next stream pop with color

If the next movie you stream on Google Play Movies & TV looks brighter and more colorful than you remember, don’t adjust your TV – your selected content is now in HDR. Google recently unveiled that its streaming service will support films and shows in HDR (High Dynamic Range) starting here in the US and Canada, but perhaps eventually coming to other territories like the UK and Australia as well.  To watch these select films and shows in the brighter, more…

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iOS 11 release date, news and features

iOS 11 release date, news and features

Update: iOS 11 release date is here, at least for public beta testers who want to install it on their iPhone and iPad in these early stages.  What's it like? Is it worth the hassle of testing unfinished software? We've added  our updated thoughts on each and every new iOS 11 feature below.   We've heard word that the second public beta of iOS 11 has been release and we're busy testing it out. Be on the lookout for an…

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Facebook Spaces’ new live video feature broadcasts your VR shenanigans

Facebook Spaces’ new live video feature broadcasts your VR shenanigans

Facebook is all about live video and virtual reality these days, so why not combine both?  The mega social network is doing just that, introducing live video broadcasts to the Facebook Spaces app that you can share direct to Facebook.  Facebook Spaces is a virtual reality playroom and chatroom in one, a hangout app that lets multiple people wearing Oculus Rift VR headsets interact in the same virtual space. It's still in beta, but we got to try it at…

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Microsoft’s new accessibility app is a huge step for AI

Microsoft’s new accessibility app is a huge step for AI

Microsoft’s Seeing AI app for iOS might be its most ambitious yet. Building off of the incredible smart glasses concept shown off at Build 2016 that narrated the world’s happenings for low-vision individuals, this app brings that same power to iPhones starting today. Seeing AI utilizes the rear facing camera to detect a rather wide variety of visuals in proximity by using artificial intelligence. It works to paint a picture of what’s happening to boost the user’s awareness and empowers…

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The best free Android games in 2017: try these out now

The best free Android games in 2017: try these out now

What's better than a free game? Well, pretty much nothing. Except when it's just terrible and you've wasted your sweet time to download it. Sure, it's not going to cost you anything, but that doesn't mean it's OK to just mess around with terrible games that are free because the developer can't make you pay anything for it in good conscience. So what are you supposed to do about it? Well, we're here to help you with all that –…

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The best Android games of 2017: our top picks

The best Android games of 2017: our top picks

You're here for one thing: finding the best Android game. You don't mind paying a little money for the privilege, but want to make sure you're putting your cash in the right place. That's not easy: some titles are expensive and nothing more than just poor ports of a console game. Others are only a meagre amount but are genuinely more entertaining and enthralling than anything found on a console a few years ago. When deciding what Android game is…

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Download of the day – Planetarium

Download of the day – Planetarium

Planetarium, as its developer is keen to point out, isn’t a game – it’s a planet generator – but it’s great fun to tinker with.  You can make your own planet using the small selection of controls, but the real fun is in discovering the 250-odd planets it already contains. These can be found by typing  words into the search box at the bottom right, then tapping Enter to see what appears. Move your mouse over the planet – if…

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Amazon has must-see deals still going on after Prime Day

Amazon has must-see deals still going on after Prime Day

Some of the best Amazon Prime Day deals are over. Cheap computers, TVs, smartphones, tablets, and smarthome devices are still out there, but they’re not going to be as easy to find on sale en masse. Fortunately, Amazon isn’t entirely done offering deals, and some of its services are coming with special discounts following Prime Day.  20% off select home services  This deal started in the lead-up to Prime Day, and Amazon is continuing it for rest of the week…

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Samsung’s latest acquisition could give Bixby a boost

Samsung’s latest acquisition could give Bixby a boost

Bixby (Samsung’s AI assistant) isn’t quite the hit the company was seemingly hoping for just yet, not least because the voice recognition aspect isn’t even available in English yet. That’s coming, and other improvements are sure to come too, including possibly some powered by a company Samsung’s just acquired. Innoetics is a Greek startup which Samsung has taken over, and while the purchase price was low by Samsung’s standards, at reportedly under $50 million (around £38 million/AU$65 million) according to…

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Why your download speed could be more important than your TV for 4K gaming

Why your download speed could be more important than your TV for 4K gaming

With the PS4 Pro, Sony planted the seeds of 4K gaming on consoles and with the release of Microsoft’s Xbox One X this November we’re going to see it grow. Sales of 4K TVs have increased massively in the past year and for many people gathering together the funds to purchase one is the main hurdle to overcome before they can enjoy the crystal clear resolutions of these mid-generation machines.  However, for many there will be a few more things…

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