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The BecDot is a toy that helps teach vision-impaired kids to read braille

 Learning braille is a skill that, like most, is best learned at an early age by those who need it. But toddlers with vision impairment often have few or no options to do so, leaving them behind their peers academically and socially. BecDot is a toy cr

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Bitcoin’s January price cash is being blamed on the moon

BITCOIN experts say a recent drop in the virtual currency’s value could be the fault of the moon. A top trader says that January’s big Bitcoin slump could be partly related to the Lunar New Year, a major Chinese holiday. Some Bitcoin investo

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Sony’s Xperia XZ Pro sounds amazing, and it’s probably just weeks away

SONY’s next smartphone is expected to launch in the coming weeks, and rumours suggest it’s going to be seriously cool. The Sony Xperia XZ Pro hasn’t been officially confirmed, but details about the new flagship handset have already tu

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Samsung Galaxy S9 confirmed to launch at MWC 2018, but what else should you expect?

MWC 2018 is the biggest mobile show of the year, and will host many of this year’s major phone launches – including the Samsung Galaxy S9. We already have a good idea of what to expect from Barcelona’s annual Mobile World Congress gad

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Fli Charge demonstrates its charging pad with Craftsman power tools

 Don’t call Fli Charge wireless charging. Fli Charge is conductive charging. It’s just like plugging something into a wall but uses powered surfaces to distribute power. And thanks to proprietary tech, it’s safe to the touch and ju

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Apple HomePod release date – rumours say delayed Amazon Echo rival is nearly here

AMAZON’S Echo smart speaker is about to get a hot new rival – the Apple HomePod. The device was originally supposed to go on sale last year and was ultimately delayed, but latest rumours suggest a HomePod release date is just around the corn

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Slow iphone? Apple will let you turn OFF the controversial feature that reduces iPhone speed

APPLE will soon let users turn off a controversial feature that intentionally slows down older iPhone models. It comes after the tech giant was forced to apologise after secretly rolling out a software change that throttled the performance of some handset

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How to fix iPhone ‘text bomb’ that’s crashing Apple handsets and Mac computers

A NEW ‘text bomb’ is causing iPhones and Mac computers to crash – with devastating results. Anyone can send an iPhone owners a dangerous link that one security expert describes as causing a “brainstorm” on your Apple device

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Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

 Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console that uses cardboard component pieces to allow people to build a range of different creations and p

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Sky Mobile’s data rollover saved Brits £20m last year – could your network launch the same scheme too?

SKY MOBILE customers have saved over £20 million worth of mobile data since the service launched last year. It’s all thanks to Sky’s Roll plan, which lets customers use a virtual “piggybank” to roll over their unused data each

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Twitter denies mass-snooping on your naked pics, but admits some employees get ‘strict access’ to DMs

TWITTER has denied claims that it regularly reads your private messages sent on the popular social network. The tech giant spoke out after a recent report showed footage that showed alleged Twitter employees talking about how they often browse personal di

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What is Skygofree? New malware reads your WhatsApp messages and can take photos with your selfie camera – here’s how to stay safe

DANGEROUS new spyware can steal your WhatsApp messages and take photos using your smartphone camera without your permission. The invasive malware is called Skygofree, and has been detailed in a worrying new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. Kasper

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VR porn app hack exposed 20,000 randy viewers’ names and download habits, but creators say ‘all back-door intrusions are fully consensual’ now

VIRTUAL reality porn users have had their naughty habits exposed by “ethical” hackers. The stolen information included personal info like names, e-mail addresses, and even porn download details of randy SinVR users. The major leak was revealed

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The self-contained Fusion electric guitar lets you truly rock out

 As a hard-core rocker and roller I find that my gear has to be ready to rock and/or roll at a moment’s notice. There is no telling when I’ll have to lay out a face-melter during jury duty or blast out some Stairway while giving plasma at

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Bad WiFi? These Google products could be ‘shutting down’ your home internet

GOOGLE devices could be the cause of your choppy internet connection at home. Experts say several products – including the Google Home smart speaker and Google Chromecast – are sending “packet bursts” that shut your router down.

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Google’s culture app matches your selfies to famous paintings – and the results are really weird

GOOGLE can help you track down your fine art doppelgänger with an app that matches selfies with famous paintings. The latest update to Google’s Arts & Culture app introduces a new feature that uses computer vision to map your face against people

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How social media companies keeping up dead people’s profiles makes it impossible for relatives to deal with grief – with 50 million on Facebook alone

FACEBOOK serves as a graveyard for an estimated 50 million people, with three million more Facebook users – at the very least – dying every year. The social media site dwarfs the world’s biggest cemetery, Wadi-us-Salaam in Iraq,

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How a special MacBook Air helped keep Star Wars: The Last Jedi script safe from prying eyes

STAR WARS director Rian Johnson went to extreme lengths to protect the script for The Last Jedi. In a interview, he reveals how he wrote the script on a special locked-down version of an Apple MacBook Air that was never connected to the internet. Johnson,

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iPad X concept imagines an epic crossover between Apple tablet and the new iPhone X, but some fans aren’t happy

APPLE’S new iPhone X has a revolutionary, space-age design – but what if the iPad tablet was next in line for a revamp? Dutch designer Martin Hajek has created a stunning series of concept designs for the iPad X, a made-up device that looks

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Google fixed ‘racist’ Photos app by binning gorillas from auto-tagging feature, after black developer was incorrectly marked as an ape

GOOGLE has fixed a problem with its Photos app that saw black people tagged as “gorillas” – by simply removing gorillas from the rogue algorithm altogether. The ham-fisted solution means people taking photos of actual gorillas will no l

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Photography nerds will love this wireless charging pad

Everyone needs a charger, but rarely do we consider the way they can break the mold. Like wireless earbuds, wireless chargers are starting to be the new normal — and this Power Lens Qi Charging Pad combines technological innovation with a unique

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39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claims

 One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon’s Echo speakers are still in the lead, the report says,

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Best Alexa skills, tips and tricks to make the most of your new Amazon Echo smart speaker

AMAZON Echo speakers were one of last year’s most popular gadgets, but users may be running out of things to ask Alexa. We’ve rounded up some of the best Alexa skills, tips and tricks so you can make the most of your new virtual assistant. U

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How to take a screenshot on an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S8, Android or Motorola phones or a Mac

TAKING a quick screen shot can be a lifesaver when using tech – from saving important information like flight details into your photo album to grabbing a still of a funny video to send to your pals. But the process on some devices can be more compl

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