Technology 

Buy a Galaxy S8 or Note 8, get a free pair of AKG Bluetooth headphones – CNET

Pick up these free headphones until Feb. 16. Samsung If you’re in the market to buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Note 8 phone, you’ll want to act fast. Samsung is giving away a free set of AKG Bluetooth headphones with purchases of either of the two phones, along with the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S8 Active as well. The headphones are AKG Y50BT on-ear headphones, which Samsung values at $180 (about £130 or AU$225). They can be used both with and without a wire, and you can use them to listen to…

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How To 

13 Roku tricks you should try right now – CNET

Is there a more widely beloved tech product than the Roku streamer? Whether yours is a stick or box, it delivers virtually unparalleled video goodness to your TV: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so on. And, yet, it could be better. That onscreen keyboard? Bleh. The default interface theme? Room for improvement. Below I’ve rounded up 13 ways to improve your Roku experience, from organizing channels to watching iTunes movies to adding TV-control buttons to the Roku remote. Use your phone as your Roku keyboard Is there anything more aggravating than…

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Top Stories World 

These millennials love Putin — the world’s ‘most powerful politician’

MOSCOW — With its metal staircase, brick walls and bubble chairs, Project Network’s office could easily be mistaken for a Silicon Valley start-up. But this creative hub offers space, workshops and guidance to a specific group: pro-Kremlin Russian youths. President Vladimir Putin is central to the group’s ideology, and his presence is hard to miss. Young artists and designers use the modern loft space to work under Putin’s watchful eye: The Russian leader stares from a painted portrait hanging above the stairs. Putin will be counting on their support when…

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Technology 

Google Pixel Buds review: These are NOT the wireless earbuds that Pixel 2 owners deserve

EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS Pixel Buds are Google’s next-generation wireless earbuds Pros: Jaw-Droppingly Fast Google Assistant, Solid Battery Life, Decent Sound Quality Cons: Infuriating Carry Case, Fiddly Earbud Adjustment, Google Translate Had Some Problems Google took the decision to ditch the industry-standard 3.5mm headphone port from its latest generation of smartphones, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Yes, exactly one year after the Pixel advertising campaign mercilessly mocked Apple for dropping the headphone port, Google has followed suit. Google isn’t the only one, with the likes of HTC and Motorola also moving…

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Lifestyle 

Inspector Lewis’ Angela Griffin reveals her life with a dog ahead of new show

“There are a lot of  ‘third children puppies’ at my school gates,” laughs Angela, 41, star of Inspector Lewis.  “Like me, they were broody for a third child and decided to get a dog instead, because they definitely wanted another little companion in the family. I told my husband I really wanted a dog or another baby, and the dog won.” That’s how Angela convinced her husband, Jason Milligan, a continuity artist and definitively not a dog person, to add a canine to the family, which includes the couple’s daughters,…

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Technology 

Sennheiser’s newest audiophile headphones will coddle your ears – CNET

The Sennheiser HD 660 S headphones Sennheiser I like the Sennheiser HD 660 S headphones a lot. They sound clean, they’re extremely comfortable and as high-end headphones go they’re pretty affordable at $500, £430, AU$799. The HD 660 S model looks like a near twin of Sennheiser’s older, and still available, HD 600 and HD 650 headphones, but the HD 660 S’ driver is different; it’s more similar to the HD 700’s driver. Sennheiser isn’t breaking new ground here, it just keeps refining the formula. The HD 660 S open-back headphones won’t do…

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Technology 

Recycled guns give these headphones heft and a cause – CNET

Yevo’s Bluetooth headphones. Ian Sherr/CNET A Swedish company, Yevo Labs, is building its latest headphones with material from an improbable source: guns. The headphones themselves are pretty standard Bluetooth earbuds, based on the company’s previously released Yevo 1 design. It’s around the edges that things get interesting. The accent metal is less polished than the mirror-finish chrome-like plating you’d find on its onyx-, ivory- or jet black-colored $249 headphones. The carrying case, which also doubles as a battery-powered charger, is heavy. Like a power tool. And the metal it’s made…

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Technology 

Xperia XZ2 release – FIVE things Sony must get right to beat its rivals

SONY Sony Xperia XZ2 could be released later this year Sony Xperia fans will be hoping to see some shiny new devices being unveiled in 2018. The Japanese technology firm usually reveals a raft of upcoming smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year’s show opens its doors on February 26 and, with Samsung already confirming its new Galaxy S9 will be there, Sony will surely want some big news of its own to announce. Sony has already given a glimpse of some of its new phones with the…

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Technology 

Bowers and Wilkins PX review – Bose QC35 gets some very smart competition

B & W Bowers and Wilkins PX review Bowers and Wilkins PX review • £319 PROS – Great noise cancellation – Quality design and comfortable to wear – Incredible battery life – Auto pause is a stroke of genius CONS – Not for those who like buckets of bass – Metal and leather design is quite heavy – Expensive Bose may have just updated its QC35s to include Google Assistant but now it’s got another rival to worry about. British audio firm, Bowers and Wilkins, revealed their new PX wireless…

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Lifestyle 

Samsung Galaxy S9 looks brilliant in this LEAK, but here’s why you shouldn’t trust it

SAMSUNG • GETTY Samsung Galaxy S9 looks stunning in a new leak, but don’t trust the video Samsung Galaxy S9 is widely-tipped launch next month at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow. Ahead of the announcement, Samsung has suffered a number of high-profile leaks. Renders of the smartphone – as well as photographs of dummy units – have appeared online in the weeks before the launch. Sources with knowledge of Samsung’s plans have also revealed details of the features expected to ship with the flagship handset. And now a video purportedly…

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