Technology 

HTC U11+ REVIEW – Big, bold and beautiful but probably NOT the phone to buy in 2018

EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS HTC U11 review – How good is HTC’s new flagship? HTC U11+ REVIEW • £699 PROS • Stunning design ouzes class – Very decent bezel-free display – Simplied Android Oreo is a joy to use CONS • Older Snapdragon 835 processor set to be outed soon – No headphone port – Expensive and not on contract After a couple of torrid years, HTC returned to its usual good form in 2017 when it launched the simply stunning U11 flagship. With its gorgeous design and fabulous camera the U11…

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How To 

Make Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant talk in an infinite loop – CNET

Three voice assistants walk into a bar and they all start talking. But the conversation never stops. Here’s how to make Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant talk to each other in an infinite loop using their respective smart speakers: the Apple HomePod ($349.00 at Apple), Amazon Echo ($84.99 at Amazon.com) and Google Home ($99.00 at Dell Home). Let’s be real: you probably won’t have three of these speakers just lying around. This is just something fun to try as a party trick if you have friends or family with these…

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Entertainment 

PUBG update: Battlegrounds mobile looks surprisingly GREAT after patch solves MAJOR issue

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds may not seem like an obvious fit for mobile, but the new portable release looks surprisingly great. Screenshots (above) from the brand new mobile version of PUBG have been posted on the PUBG Mobile Twitter account. As you can see from the gallery below, PUBG Mobile is a surprisingly faithful recreation of the Battle Royale sensation. The feed also reveals which devices support the new versions of PUBG. This includes iOS devices like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPad Air 2 and…

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Entertainment 

PS5 release date UPDATE – Sony fans may not be able to do without THIS at launch

Sony have already confirmed that the PS5 is coming, with it just a matter of time until the PS4 successor gets released. Experts are predicting the next PlayStation could get released next year or in 2020, but not much else is known about the next-gen console. However, one developer has teased wha one of the main selling points of the PS5 will be. Harold Vancol is the Creative Director at Grab Games, which has created the John Wick VR game and Knockout League. And, judging by his latest comments, it…

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Technology 

Galaxy S9 should be insanely fast: Snapdragon 845 speed test – CNET

There’s little doubt the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 will be fast. And on a warm, sunny day at Qualcomm’s headquarters in San Diego, California, we found out exactly how fast that might be. The Galaxy S9 is expected to be one of the first phones in 2018 to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset. The chipset is the phone’s brain. You can’t run the operating system, connect to the internet or process photos without it. The Snapdragon 845 also comes with advanced features that will produce more colorful photos and videos,…

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Technology 

VR’s new magic ingredient: Friendship – CNET

When we think about innovations in virtual reality, we often think about technological advances: sleeker headsets, more realistic images, gloves that touch what isn’t there. But for VR luminary Chris Milk, the next step forward is something simpler: hanging out with your friends. Milk is the co-founder, with Aaron Koblin, of VR and multimedia company Within (previously known as Vrse). Between them, they’ve created VR and multimedia projects involving the likes of Beck, St. Vincent, Muse, U2, “Saturday Night Live” and The New York Times. The company’s latest project is a…

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Technology 

HP entices VR creators with ‘Pro’ MR headset, Core X chips – CNET

HP’s most popular desktop workstation, the Z4, has been the province of Intel’s Xeon line of workstation CPUs. Now, in a push to reach more VR-creation pros, the company has added options for Intel’s most powerful consumer-grade processors, the Core X series, along with a commercial version of its Windows Mixed Reality headset. You’ll be able to equip it with up to an 18-core Core i9-7980XE, which is a bit cheaper than its Xeon equivalent, the W-2195 — because not everyone needs the extra security, ECC memory support or 256GB support…

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Entertainment 

Forget PS5 release date, is Google the next big PS4 Pro, Switch, Xbox One X rival?

Will the PS5 release date be upstaged by another tech titan entering the games market? That’s what some experts are pondering, with the latest news supporting the idea that Google could launch their own gaming venture. And it’s definitely something current rivals like Sony’s PS4 Pro, Microsoft’s Xbox One X and Nintendo’s Switch will be keeping a close eye on. When it comes to the next big releases we already know about, it’s not clear exactly when Sony are planning to launch their new console, or what it might include. It’s…

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Technology 

Before the Galaxy S9: Here’s every Galaxy S phone since 2010 – CNET

Before the Galaxy S9… The first Galaxy S (2010) Samsung Vibrant (2010) Samsung Epic 4G (2010) Samsung Fascinate (2010) Samsung Captivate (2010) Samsung Continuum (2010) Galaxy S II (2011) Galaxy S II in the US (2011) Galaxy S3 (2012) Galaxy S3 Mini Galaxy S4 (2013) Galaxy S4 Active (2013) Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (2013) Galaxy S5 (2014) Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport (2014) Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (2015) Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (2015) Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge (2016) Galaxy S7 Edge ‘Batman phone’ (2016) S7 Edge Olympic…

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Technology 

Xperia XZ Pro v Xperia XZ2 – Everything you need to know about next Sony flagship

Mobile World Congress opens its doors on February 26 and Sony looks set to reveal its next big smartphone innovations during the four day event, There’s plenty of rumours and speculation about what’s to come from the Japanese technology giant and here’s everything we think we know so far. Will it be an Xperia XZ2 or Xperia XZ Pro? It was initially thought the Xperia XZ2 would be the next big release from Sony but that now appears to be false. Sony will no doubt launch an XZ2 but this…

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