iPhone 8 screen to be much bigger than Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, report claims

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The iPhone 8 is going to be bigger than any phone Apple has ever made, according to a new report. The company will make an iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, in the same sizes as the models they replace. But the real new phone will be the iPhone 8 โ€“ a phone much bigger even than the 7 Plus. The new phone's OLED screen will stretch across 5.8 inches of the front of the screen, according to a new report from Nikkei Asian Review. But the iPhone 8 will save space by getting rid of the bezels that wrap around the display on the front of the phone, allowing the screen to take up most of the handset's size.


Apple Store down, signalling that new iPhone 7 and SE could be released alongside iPads

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The Apple Store has gone down, probably signalling new iPhones are on the way. It's not possible to buy anything from Apple online at the moment. And while that might just be because the store is being updated, it's far more likely that it signals new products are about to drop. That could include an updated iPhone 7, potentially in a new red colour, as well as an iPhone SE. The latter phone currently packs the iPhone 6s's insides into a smaller body โ€“ and so it's likely that the new phone could bring the updates that came with the iPhone 7 into a 5s package.


YouTube Go: How to download videos for offline viewing

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Google has launched a new app called YouTube Go, which allows users with poor signal or limited data to download videos from the site for offline viewing. First announced last September, the app is officially only available to consumers in India for the time being. However, there is a way for Android users in the UK to install it. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo.


Facebook is about to make its video autoplay feature even more annoying

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Facebook has announced plans to automatically play sound on the videos that pop up in your News Feed. The move is unlikely to prove popular with the vast majority of users, but video content has become increasingly important to the social network. "As people watch more video on phones, they've come to expect sound when the volume on their device is turned on," it wrote in a blog post. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo.


Apple announces date for WWDC 2017, where it will reveal the future of iPhone and Mac

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Apple has announced when it will hold its Worldwide Developers Conference, the annual meeting where it reveals the future of its products. The major event will be begin on 5 June and run for four days, the company said. The first day is when Apple traditionally holds its major keynote, introducing the future of its software โ€“ with the rest of the days taken up with sessions for developers to learn how to use it. The company is almost certain to reveal iOS 11 and a new version of Mac OS, as well as new software for its other hardware like the Apple Watch and TV. Apple has sometimes used the event to show off new products and services, too.