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Apple's AR-ready iPhone 8 will know your face

The latest claims for iPhone 8 suggest an AR happy, glass device, with wireless charging and so much more.


Want to crash anyone's iPhone? Send this text

Now you can crash an iPhone with a simple three character text. As if we didn't have enough to worry about when it came to our personal devices.

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Alexa revisited: Reflections on living with Amazon's assistant

Having used Alexa for the past few months, I'd like to discuss how we use it and what it could do better.

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23% off TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp, (Dimmable, Touch Control, 5 Color Modes, USB Charging Port) - Deal Alert

This desk lamp is more than just a light. The USB port tucked away behind the touch panel comes handy for when your smartphone or tablet needs a quick charge.

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Is voice the 'killer app' for consumer IoT?

Voice-enabled devices, dominated by Amazon's Alexa system, are finally making the "smart home" a reality.

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Microsoft buys Simplygon to simplify rendering VR and AR models

Microsoft is betting that less is more in 3D design, with the acquisition of the Swedish developer of a 3D data optimization system, Simplygon.

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Microsoft tries (again) to get people off Windows 7

Company says it's becoming hard to secure the old OS.

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36% off 1byone Amplified HDTV Antenna With 50 Miles Range - Deal Alert

This highly rated super thin antenna receives free broadcast High Definition TV signals (such as ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and Fox) and supports 1080p HD.

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'Hey Siri, why don’t you have an offline mode?'

As Apple's 'intelligent assistant' gets welded inside even more products, the time has come to introduce a proper offline mode.

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Video review: Apple's new AirPods

The new wireless headphones do a lot of things right -- and look like two cigarettes stuck in your ears, says reviewer Michael deAgonia.

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Google with LG is getting ready to debut two new smartwatches

Along with the debut of Android Wear 2.0, we are expecting to see two new Android Wear smartwatches next month.

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43% off TP-Link Smart LED Wi-Fi Light Bulb, Dimmable and Alexa Compatible - Deal Alert

TP-Link has discounted its smart bulb 43% to just $20. Use the Kasa app to turn on/off and dim from anywhere in the world. Set up a schedule, set the mood, and even control with your voice via an Alexa-enabled device such as Echo or...

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69% off Phaiser BHS-730 Bluetooth Sweatproof Sport Earbuds, Magnetic - Deal Alert

8mm Speakers combined with Bluetooth 4.1 create super accurate HD sound with powerful bass. The bullet-shaped Comply T-400 M memory foam tips provide Total Isolation from external noise.


50% off J5 Tactical V1-Pro Ultra Bright 3 Mode Flashlight - Deal Alert

This flashlight is tough as nails and produces an intense beam of light up to 600 feet. Runs for hours on a single AA battery. Currently discounted 50% on Amazon.

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The reason behind the Galaxy Note 7 fires comes as no surprise

Samsung has discovered the reason its Galaxy Note 7 phones were spontaneously catching fire, and it is what everyone expected.


What will be Apple’s next hit product?

The iPhone is 10 years old, and it may be time for Apple to release a new hit product. Could one of these inventions replicate the iPhone’s game-chaging success?

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Critical flaw lets hackers take control of Samsung SmartCam cameras

The popular Samsung SmartCam security cameras contain a critical remote code execution vulnerability that could allow hackers to gain root access and take full control of them.

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64% off Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Multi Color Strip Accent Lighting - Deal Alert

Add a subtle backlight for your monitor or TV, reducing eye fatigue and increasing perceived image clarity.

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