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Closing iPhone apps won’t save battery – but these 3 tips will

Closing iPhone apps won’t save battery – but these 3 tips will

This week Apple made clear that closing apps in the background of your iPhone will not make your battery life better. Surprise! This is very likely the way in which you found yourself attempting to keep your phone running longer, and according to Apple, it was all for nothing! Lucky you, though, now that you're here, we've got a set of three sure-fire ways to actually REALLY increase your battery life well beyond what you were doing before.

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The essential VR accessory for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift buyers

The essential VR accessory for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift buyers

If you want to escape the real world, it's soon going to be easier than ever with virtual reality. Sure, you can use books, TV, and even non-VR video games to escape, but it's not quite the same. With all of those options, you're still connected to the rest of the world in some way or another. Usually you can still hear your surroundings, or at the very least, you can easily see what's going on around you. But with virtual reality, that's not the case. And sometimes that's not a good thing.

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Car Candy: The Hottest Cars from Geneva in Photos

Car Candy: The Hottest Cars from Geneva in Photos

Public days are on through this weekend at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, but because not everyone can make it to Switzerland to walk the Palexpo show floor, we’re bringing some of the best car candy from Geneva, straight to you. No auto show can boast the irresistible supercar candy that we can find here, and this year there seemed to be more than ever.

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9.7-inch iPad Pro “mini”: what we know so far

9.7-inch iPad Pro “mini”: what we know so far

In less that two weeks, and just a day before it fully takes on the Justice Department in court, Apple will be holding an event that will finally put to rest a couple of rumors that just won't die. And admittedly, the all sound very, very interesting. Like an iPhone SE that's allegedly a smaller version of an iPhone 6s. And then there's what would have been the iPad Air 3, but now referred to as the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. And yes, it's a smaller version of Apple's biggest tablet to date. Of course, it will definitely be more than that.

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HTC Vive first impressions: whats in the box?

HTC Vive first impressions: whats in the box?

Just last night I received my Vive Pre developer's kit, which I'm very stoked about. I've only spent a few brief minutes with the Vive, as opposed to the Rift, which I've spent a good deal of time with. Instead of tearing into the package and setting it all up in a hurry, I thought I'd take some time to document the contents.

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Jibo vs Echo will be decided with developers’ hearts

Jibo vs Echo will be decided with developers’ hearts

Forget Alexa, when it comes to digital companionship Jibo is aiming to make a faint Echo of Amazon's connected speaker. Handiwork of a team of roboticists, animators, and speech recognition specialists, Jibo raised millions with its promise of social robotics: now, the "family robot" is ready to embrace whatever new abilities third-party coders can come up with. I caught up with Jonathan Ross, Head of SDK Development at Jibo, for an exclusive preview of the new developer toolkit ahead of its public demonstration at SXSW this weekend.

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Google has all that it needs for an Amazon Echo killer

Google has all that it needs for an Amazon Echo killer

When Amazon surprisingly announced the Echo in late 2014, it was the odd duck among the voice-controlled products of the time. Fast forward a year and a half later, however, Amazon Echo would become the poster boy, or girl in this case, for an at-home, voice-enabled personal butler. Recently, it announced two new products, more portable than the first, that aims to make Echo a household name, no pun intended. But while it does have monopoly of that niche market for now, it should always be on its toes. Google is all but primed to take on Amazon at its own game. That is, provided it wants to at all.

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2017 Cadillac XT5 First Drive

2017 Cadillac XT5 First Drive

Regime change doesn't have to be bloody. Sometimes, the weight of new ideas alone is sufficient to push out the lingering elements of old-school thinking, creating a void where innovation floods in to fill the vacuum with a renewed sense of purpose. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 crossover represents the latest, and perhaps capstone chapter in the automaker's near-total makeover from luxury also-ran to legitimate contender for high end family dollars - and the only shots fired are in the direction of Tokyo, where the Lexus RX 350 finds itself facing its toughest challenger in over a decade.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Review

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Review

Lust. That's what Samsung was counting on with the Galaxy S6 edge: enough people seeing its curvaceous AMOLED screen and uncontrollably coughing up the premium over its flat-fronted sibling. Problem was, though the hardware was clever, the software made little use of it, and so with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge arriving even sleeker and even swifter, we have to ask: has the functionality finally caught up to the flexibility?

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

You could forgive Samsung for harboring a little resentment toward Android phone buyers. After all, it gave us the Galaxy S6 - and in the process answered the most vocal and persistent criticisms of build quality and style, among other things - only to see sales fail to live up to expectations. Turns out, we're a fickle bunch, smartphone buyers, and so the Galaxy S7 arrives with courage screwed to the sticking place but no guarantees. Just one big question: is this the phone to buy if you're an Android fan?

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Must-Have PC Games of 2016

Must-Have PC Games of 2016

While I tend to keep up with the latest console releases, I'm a PC gamer at heart. I like having a good computer with a nice screen that's going to play games with the graphics turned up as high as I can get them. I also like how easy it is to find games on the cheap, thanks to Steam sales, Humble Bundle specials, and countless others.

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First Mac ransomware: Am I infected?

First Mac ransomware: Am I infected?

If you want to see your files again, cough up one Bitcoin. That's the message some unwitting Mac owners faced after accidentally installing malware on their computers, with the so-called ransomware encrypting their personal data and then charging them the equivalent of around $400 to retrieve it. Dubbed KeRanger, the malware - identified this weekend - is believed to be the first of its kind spotted in the wild.

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