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Apple Watch Nike Plus first-impressions and hands-on

Apple Watch Nike Plus first-impressions and hands-on

Amongst the new versions of the Apple Watch for generation 2, Apple revealed a Nike edition. This version goes by the name Apple Watch Nike+ (or Apple Watch Nike Plus), and it's priced right along the lines of the standard Series 2 Apple Watch. Gone is the original Apple Watch Sport - taken its place is the Apple Watch Nike+. The original Apple Watch (Series 1) has been given a bit of a kick in the pants as well with a new processor and the "Sport Band" that was originally only on the Sport version of the watch.

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iPhone 7 release date and pricing revealed

iPhone 7 release date and pricing revealed

Apple has revealed the pricing and release date for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both device coming at the same time on pre-order and in-store. Both devices have been revealed in full this week at an Apple Event that showed off the devices in all their slightly-newly-designed glory. The smaller of the two devices is almost identical in size to the iPhone 6s, while the larger device, the iPhone 7 Plus, is very very similar in size to the iPhone 6s Plus. Both devices will be joined by a litany of new accessories from a variety of 3rd-party brands.

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iPhone 7 revealed early

iPhone 7 revealed early

This morning Apple revealed the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, two devices with looks very similar to their predecessors with new innards and next-gen camera abilities. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been made available for pre-order today (or later today, depending on when this article is published), and both models are coming in black. The iPhone 7 Plus' version of black (in addition to its own darker Space Gray) is a Piano-like tone - shiny!

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Super Mario release on iOS, Nintendo goes mobile

Super Mario release on iOS, Nintendo goes mobile

This week the folks at Apple have come out with a bang with a release of an official, real deal, Nintendo exclusive Mario video game for mobile devices. This Mario Bros game will be coming to the iPhone first, and will feature some portrait-style gaming action. Which is weird, but welcome. This might not be the Mario we were waiting for - but it could be good news anyway.

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What to expect from Apple’s iPhone 7 event tomorrow

What to expect from Apple’s iPhone 7 event tomorrow

Apple's event on the 7th of September, 2016 is all but guaranteed to be home to the official reveal of two new smartphones. Both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus have been tipped and leaked and rumored for months, and today we're going to run down the features that will most likely be appearing on these devices as announced by Apple by the end of the day. We'll also be bringing a set of hands-on experiences at the Apple event as we give both devices (and any additional devices and/or software) a go as soon as possible.

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iPhone 7 release details Apple’s secret weapon

iPhone 7 release details Apple’s secret weapon

With the iPhone 7 release event less than a day away, one leak appears to stop all others. Not just a pair of camera sensors, as on the iPhone 7 Plus, but a bit of rubbery material around the insides of the iPhone 7 proper. These gaskets appear to be providing exactly what was reported in part last year. The iPhone 6s began to provide some level of waterproofing with rubbery gaskets around the edges of many components inside the smartphone. Now the phone could be more waterproof than ever before.

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Intel acquiring Movidius – may be their “in” for Android over Qualcomm

Intel acquiring Movidius – may be their “in” for Android over Qualcomm

This week begins with an acquisition of Movidius by Intel, the sort of acquisition that might go unnoticed by the average user. What's important about this acquisition is Movidius' work with drone obstacle avoidance sensors for DJI, heat sensor technology with FLIR, deep learning with a variety of companies - and, perhaps most importantly, the brains (the chip) that makes Google's Project Tango possible. Now Intel has announced that they're acquiring Movidius, and big things are happening behind the scenes.

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iPhone 7 release details VS Google Pixel (Nexus) phone camera

iPhone 7 release details VS Google Pixel (Nexus) phone camera

While we're not about to say that Google would ever attempt to take on Apple's iPhone business directly, it's always interesting to see how closely each successive generation of smartphone add up against one another. Google began commissioning Nexus smartphones all the way back in the beginning of Android (as it was run by Google). Now they're rumored to start calling their phones "Pixel" - not unlike their Chromebook Pixel and tablet lines.

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USB-C will soon output HDMI directly, no adapters needed

USB-C will soon output HDMI directly, no adapters needed

USB Type C, or USB-C for short, aims to be the end all and be all of connectors. Reversible in both orientation and flow, USB-C allows a single port to function as data conduit, charging channel, and even video output. The problem with the latter, however, is that it usually requires some adapter of sort. Soon, however, that will be a thing of the past. HDMI Licensing, LLC, the force behind the HDMI standard has announced a new Alternate Mode, or Alt Mode” that will allow USB-C devices, like smartphones and laptops, to output HDMI video to any compatible display, but this time with just a cable, without adapters or dongles.

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Withings Steel HR watch hands-on: classy heart rate time

Withings Steel HR watch hands-on: classy heart rate time

With the Steel HR, fitness gear company Withings is keeping it classy with a new classic-looking watch with smart functionality. This device looks like a simple analog watch - and indeed much of it is. What's next-gen about this watch isn't its looks, it's its ability to read its wearer's heart rate. With Withings smartphone app, this watch can tell its user what their heart rate is at the beginning of a run, throughout, and on-demand.

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Misfit unveils new colors for Shine 2 and Misfit Ray

Misfit unveils new colors for Shine 2 and Misfit Ray

The Misfit team have revealed a new round of accessories for their wearable fitness trackers this week. They've placed themselves well ahead of every other wearable fitness tracker company in terms of accessories - and they've given themselves another big boost this week with a variety of items that will make owners of the Misfit Ray and Mistfit Shine 2 joyous for having already joined in on the party.

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Xperia XZ first impressions with Xperia X Compact details

Xperia XZ first impressions with Xperia X Compact details

This week Sony has revealed both the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact, two peas in a next-level-photography pod. These devices look very similar to one another - and to previous Xperia smartphones - but they're cut from a slightly different cloth. We've been given the opportunity to get our hands on an early prototype of the Xperia XZ, and as such, we can bring you a decent idea of what's to come in the very near future.

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