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 – 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.


LG teases new G6 smartphone for launch ahead of MWC 2017

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LG has sent out invitations to an event taking place on 26 February, where it is expected to launch a new flagship smartphone. The company failed to get pulses racing with the experimental G5 last February, and will be hoping to bounce back with a dramatically different follow-up. The image shows fireworks exploding in the night sky, before the tagline, "See More, Play More" appears on-screen. It's a nod to the rumoured LG G6, which will feature a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, according to ZDNet. 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.


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 – and so it's likely that the new phone could bring the updates that came with the iPhone 7 into a 5s package.


Netflix Android app has a great new downloads feature iPhone users will never see

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Netflix has rolled out a significant update to its Android app, allowing users to store downloads on their microSD cards. After months of desperate speculation, Netflix users gained the ability to save TV shows and films for offline viewing towards the end of last year, but there was one downside: users could only save content to their device's onboard storage. That placed a tight restriction on how much content users could download. 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.


Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: New phone will be delayed because Note 7 kept exploding, company says

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Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will not launch at technology tradeshow Mobile World Congress next month. The company has officially confirmed that Galaxy Note 7 handsets caught fire because of a range of battery issues, and says it will now focus on regaining consumer trust. "We look forward to moving ahead with a renewed commitment to safety," the company said in a statement. "The lessons of the past several months are now deeply reflected in our processes and in our culture. "More than ever, we are committed to earning the trust of our customers through innovation that redefines what is possible in safety, and as a gateway to unlimited possibilities and incredible new experiences."