Best soundbars

Best soundbars

Technology has enabled TVs to become ever flatter, thinner, and lighter, but it can’t overcome the laws of physics when it comes to audio. Filling a room with sound requires substantial speakers that can move a lot of air, and those types of speakers just won’t fit inside a […]

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December 4, 2017
iPhone X goes on sale: How to buy and everything you need to know

iPhone X goes on sale: How to buy and everything you need to know

Apple’s £1,000 iPhone X , the company’s most expensive phone to date, goes on sale on Friday, finally launching the highly-anticipated flagship smartphone. The iPhone X comes with an edge-to-edge OLED display, wireless charging and facial recognition security. It joins the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in Apple’s […]

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November 29, 2017
Biggest tech takeover in history: Broadcom makes $130bn offer for Qualcomm

Biggest tech takeover in history: Broadcom makes $130bn offer for Qualcomm

Broadcom is expected to have the offer rejected Credit: Reuters Qualcomm is preparing to reject a $130bn (£99bn) takeover offer from US microchip rival Broadcom that, if agreed, would be the biggest technology deal of all time. Broadcom confirmed the mammoth cash, shares and debt offer on Monday, a […]

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November 29, 2017
Google gets closer to launching its own line of smart devices

Google gets closer to launching its own line of smart devices

September 21, 2017 San Francisco—Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers, and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. It’s buying the HTC engineering team that built the Pixel smartphone for Google […]

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November 25, 2017
Is technology more distracting than helpful on the road? New study says, yes.

Is technology more distracting than helpful on the road? New study says, yes.

October 5, 2017 Washington—The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time, an AAA study says. The study released Thursday is the latest by University […]

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November 25, 2017
Supermarket self-service tills replace ID checks with facial recognition

Supermarket self-service tills replace ID checks with facial recognition

The Yoti phone app would scan a code to verify age Credit: Yoti Supermarkets are set to trial facial recognition software to replace age checks under a pilot run by a British identity app. The technology will be used to remove in-person age checks when customers are buying alcohol […]

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November 25, 2017
Does Next-Gen TV spell doom for over-the-air DVR?

Does Next-Gen TV spell doom for over-the-air DVR?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved a new standard for over-the-air TV broadcasts . ATSC 3.0, aka “Next-Gen TV,” is supposed to prompt big improvements for antenna users, including 4K HDR video, better surround sound, interactive features, and easier access on mobile devices. But Next-Gen TV also has […]

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November 25, 2017
OnePlus 5T: New flagship has bigger screen and facial recognition

OnePlus 5T: New flagship has bigger screen and facial recognition

The new OnePlus 5T Credit: OnePlus OnePlus has announced its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5T , its first phone to feature facial recognition, a rear fingerprint scanner and a larger screen. The 5T is the Chinese company’s seventh smartphone, an upgrade on its previous OnePlus 5 handset which […]

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November 25, 2017
The best Christmas tech gifts for 2017

The best Christmas tech gifts for 2017

Apple Watch 3 Christmas is a time for good cheer, gift-giving and indulgence. But for the techies out there, it is also a great time to get a wishlist together of goodies and gadgets they fancy from Santa (or as a personal Christmas treat) this year. We have broken […]

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November 25, 2017
China's biggest social media company Tencent is now worth more than Facebook

China’s biggest social media company Tencent is now worth more than Facebook

WeChat has about 500m users in China Credit: Bloomberg Tencent, the Chinese internet giant behind the WeChat messaging app, has surpassed Facebook in value after it became the first company in China to be worth more than $500bn (£378bn). The company’s share price rose 2.4pc on Tuesday in Hong […]

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November 25, 2017