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  • (Above) The Samsung Galaxy A7. Selfies are probably about to get a lot more artsy, at least if you plan on picking up a Samsung Galaxy A8 or A8 Plus next year. Somehow the manual for the still-unannounced Samsung Galaxy A8 got uploaded to Samsung’s website, and above all, it reveals that the upcoming phone will have two front-facing cameras, as Android Police discovered. (One note: This isn’t the same Galaxy A8 that was released in China a couple of years ago, and there’s always a possibility th
    Samsung Galaxy A8 may shift the dual camera concept to the front

  • We’ve been following Bright, the upcoming Netflix Original that re-teams Will Smith with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer, for a long time now. Thankfully, the wait is almost over, with the fantasy/cop movie mash-up set to drop on the service on December 22, 2017. While the trailer, which you can watch below, features some rehashed material, it does offer a better look at Noomi Rapace’s warrior priestess character –though we still don’t know which side she’s on. We also get an exclusive fir
    Latest Bright trailer shines light on warrior priestesses and Orc love songs

  • Hot off of the news that Synaptics is rolling out its embedded fingerprint sensors that work through an OLED display, the mountain to scale becomes even steeper. Sure, you might be thinking, the Samsung Galaxy S8, Essential Phone, iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL look fairly unique. Will embedded fingerprint sensors see a similar fate? It checks out that we’ll probably be seeing embedded fingerprint sensors in only the most premium of smartphones set to release in 2018. The LG V30, Samsung Galaxy
    Buyer beware: embedded fingerprint sensors will make phones look boring

  • The news of Apple’s iMac Pro release date wasn’t even a day old before we learned some juicy details about the firm’s most powerful all-in-one computer ever. It was widely expected that said device would be the iMac Pro first unveiled in June 2017, and now those expectations have been realized. Naturally, the most important of which are his insights regarding this T2 chip. There’s no Touch Bar on the iMac Pro, but the concept is largely the same with the T2, according to Sasser’s revelations. Th
    Apple iMac Pro T2 chip confirmed by one lucky app designer

  • Image credit: FacebookVirtual reality may be comparatively stuck in the mud for the time being, but augmented reality is in full gear. Facebook realizes this, and to that effect it has announced it’s bringing new Snapchat-style augmented reality features called World Effects to its Facebook Messenger app. They’re basically the same things as Snapchat’s World Lenses. A bit more usefully, you could use a floating arrow to point out a specific location in a wide shot. The news accompanies the annou
    Facebook brings Snapchat-like AR filters to the Messenger app

  • Case in point: Not only has the beloved game company been releasing critically acclaimed games left and right, but it also just announced that it’s already sold 10 million units of its new Nintendo Switch console. The latest financial report is a fascinating glimpse into how effective Black Friday and holiday sales can be, especially when coupled with a quality product. “This December in Japan we are planning to ship more units than ever before so that even more consumers can purchase and enjoy
    Nintendo Switch sales top 10 million following Black Friday sales

  • This article is brought to you by Maximum PC magazine. If you’d like to read more articles like this then subscribe to Maximum PC and save an extra 10% off a subscription – it’s also the perfect Christmas gift for any PC fan. Far more tricky to solve is the fact that Intel still doesn’t use solder between the IHS (integrated heat spreader) and the CPU die, instead using cheap thermal paste to transfer heat from the die to the IHS. The solution here is to delid the CPU, a risky process that typic
    How to improve your Intel CPU when the heat is on

  • Buy this if you want: the latest generation games but don’t need 4K, you want PlayStation exclusive games, console VR, and a console for under £250/$250. Key reads: Make sure you check out our full PlayStation 4 review and our picks of the best PS4 games. Key reads: Check out our full PS4 Pro review as well as our list of the best games for the console. These are the best PS4 Pro deals at the moment. Key reads: Make sure you check out our full 2DS XL and 3DS reviews and scan through the best gam
    The best games console: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and more fight it out

  • Well, you’ve probably already got the smart TV in the living room, maybe a smart speaker in the lounge too. If you’re really invested you’ll have the smart lighting and smart thermostat too. This is the first article in our series on the best smart home products available right now. If you often use Amazon to order stuff for the kitchen, you might find a Dash button really handy. We could have written this list by finding the best available product in each category – best connected dishwasher, b
    Smart kitchen gadgets: 11 must-have devices to make your home smarter

  • It’s a good week for free PC games, because following Ubisoft making Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag a free download today, GOG is now offering Grim Fandango Remastered for the infinitely tempting price of absolutely nothing. This is part of GOG’s winter sale, which promises bargains aplenty – and you definitely don’t want to miss the opportunity to grab the overhauled, classic Lucasfilm point-and-click adventure for free right here (it normally costs a tenner on GOG). Grim Fandango Remastered a
    Grim Fandango Remastered is free on PC over at the big GOG winter sale

  • Machines ready for Apple Watch – from TechnoGym currently – are well marked. Calorie burn is accurate (and displays both active and total calories on the display) because the Apple Watch supplies correct body info, rather than a random height and weight. The fact data is completely synchronised makes the Apple Watch instantly seem far more useful. But it’s not what it can do that impresses most about GymKit and the Apple Watch, but rather the simplicity of the system. You can pull in data from S
    This new Apple Watch feature might actually convince me to go back to the gym

  • It’s that time of year again for AMD’s annual Radeon Software update, and this time it has introduced a new Adrenalin Edition, which links up to your smartphone through the AMD Link mobile app. At the same time users can share their best gaming moments on the fly through streaming and replay with Radeon ReLive. From here, gamers can fully control their GPU through settings like FreeSync, Radeon Chill, FrameRate Target Control and all the Radeon ReLive streaming options. Image 1 of 2 Now you can
    AMD’s Adrenalin Radeon Software brings graphics card control to your smartphone

  • Touch ID had it easyHe goes on to explain how the evolution of Touch ID has actually meant Face ID tech has had a harder job at the starting block. “Then over the years, we’ve layered on many, many uses – the multitasking capabilities, evoking Siri, you being able to use it for Apple Pay, creating Touch ID for your fingerprint. “So Face ID had a much harder job for its first version than the home button had for its first version.” What this hints at is more features for Face ID in the future, as
    Apple: Why Face ID had a harder start on iPhone than Touch ID

  • Open the 12th door on our free downloads advent calendar to find Ashampoo Music Studio 2018 – a full suite of tools for editing music and exporting it to your PC or burning it to disc. Ashampoo Music Studio 2018 is a brilliant tool for managing your whole music collection. Music Studio 2018 also includes powerful editing tools that let you split and mix tracks, normalize volume, and convert between popular audio file formats. If you’re burning your music to disc, you’ll be pleased to see that As
    Downloads advent calendar: get Ashampoo Music Studio 2018 free today

  • But what if you won the lottery overnight, or suddenly found yourself with a healthy six-figure Christmas bonus? Well, many of those buttery-smooth high-definition sequences were likely recorded on a Red camera – and the Weapon 8K is the king of them all. Alternatively, it’s been also designed to hold the more expensive kit, such as the Red Dragon, Sony FS-700 and Canon C500. Plus, there’s still room for a 15-inch laptop and a multitude of inner pockets for leads, batteries and other accoutermen
    The ultimate camera kit wish-list

  • PUBG, which has just been released as an Xbox Game Preview on Xbox One, categorically does not meet the controller halfway. We’ve tried our hand at the new release, and so far it feels like a PC game played with a controller, rather than a console game. It’s been released as part of ‘Xbox Game Preview’, an initiative that emulates the Early Access model that’s grown so popular on PC. It needs the smallest amount of auto-aim, and it desperately needs its control scheme to be simplified if PUBG wa
    Here's what PUBG on Xbox One needs to change to survive on the console

  • Windows 10 users can now hook up Cortana with their Google account, giving the digital assistant access to the likes of Google Calendar events and your Gmail inbox. In terms of operating systems, this functionality is available to Windows 10 users only right now, although it’s expected to arrive for Android and iOS in short order. If you’re running Windows 10, you can open Cortana, click on the Notebook icon (on the left panel), and add Gmail as a Connected Service (it’s listed as Gmail, but as
    Windows 10 now lets you hook up Cortana with your Google account

  • Super Mario Run was the first instance of the Apple App Store allowing you to pre-order a title, but from today all developers will be able to do the same for their upcoming software. It’s something we see quite often within the Google Play Store for Android, not to mention on games consoles, but now those who are using an iPad or iPhone will be able to pre-order titles too. Developers can start to build the hype for apps and games 90 days ahead of the official release date by listing it on the
    Expect to see iPhone and iPad apps up for pre-order in the Apple App Store

  • Mirabook, a laptop that essentially runs off of a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone, is going on sale in 2018, and pre-orders are now being taken. Continuum errorsFor many people the idea of a Continuum laptop coming out nowadays may seem a little odd, considering the faltering sales of Windows 10 Mobile devices. As well as supporting other Windows 10 Mobile devices such as the Alcatel Idol pro 4, Acer Liquid Jade and HP Elite X3, the Mirabook can also be powered by Android devices. The compatible An
    Continuum’s not dead: Mirabook is a laptop powered by a Windows Phone

  • If you’ve been holding out upgrading your computer in anticipation of the release of Apple’s iMac Pro, there may still be a chance you could find one under your Christmas tree. That would, even in small quantities, let Apple make good on a 2017 release window, and take advantage of 2017 tax year benefits. iMac Pro-crastinatingIt’s been a long time coming, even if it does make it out the door this side of Christmas. The iMac Pro came out of the shadows for a brief first-look at this year’s WWDC s
    iMac Pro could still get released before Christmas

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