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For decades, from Kodak to Polaroid to GoPro, companies have marketed cameras by touting features such as focal length, image size and memory space.

Spectacles — the debut camera from Los Angeles start-up Snap Inc. — might be the first capture device ever sold with most technical specifications withheld.

Snap refuses to reveal the megapixel-measurement of Spectacles’ image sensor, the exact capacities of its storage and battery or details about other components.

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Smartphone VR headsets are a great way to try virtual reality without spending a fortune. They’re the only midrange options between cheap cardboard and expensive, complicated desktop VR devices. In our testing, Google Daydream View narrowly beat out Samsung Gear VR as the best mobile virtual reality headset.

It’s comfier to wear and comes with a hand-tracking controller that makes gameplay easier and more immersive. However, the competition is so close, and the tech so new, that you can’t go wrong picking whichever headset works with your phone.

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It is not only Nokia having a history of creating unusual products. Apple has also had the history of making some bizarre products. In the case of Nokia, the company actually released most of the designs, the Cupertino was patient enough to keep some of the concepts and prototypes in the R&D locker itself.

Before you proceed, here are some Apple facts you might want to read.

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The Power Bank is sturdy and well-made, constructed from a soft-finish black plastic material. At one end, there’s an Apple Watch charging puck built into the device, and at the top, there’s a USB port for plugging in an iPhone or other USB-powered device, and a micro-USB port that’s used for charging.

There’s a single button that’s used as an on/off switch, which needs to be pressed whenever the Apple Watch is placed on top of it to activate charging.

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Google has launched its new Wi-Fi router. It’s called Google Wi-Fi.

Last year, Google introduced the OnHub router with TP-Link and Asus, but this year, Google has made its own device called Google Wi-Fi. Each base station looks like a Scandinavian-style, double-stacked hockey puck that Google described as a “visually subtle” disk. But one of the coolest aspects about this router is that you can buy multiple ones to form a mesh network.

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Welcome to the next console generation-ish. This year Sony has breathed new life into the PS4, twice. The result is we now have the ‘PS4 Slim’ and ‘PS4 Pro’ joining the original PS4. Neither of the new machines is a full generational step up, but they do have very specific differences.

So let’s take a look at what has changed…

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In line with the 12-inch MacBook, Apple has removed all ports on the new MacBook Pro beyond two or four Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Thunderbolt 3 carries power, USB, DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA over a single USB-C port, creating one standard for connecting most accessories and peripherals.

The issue for now, however, is not all devices are equipped with USB-C ports. Apple’s very own iOS devices, for example, use a proprietary Lightning port instead.

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While the PlayStation 4 can be cracked open for storage upgrades, the Xbox One cannot. Luckily, Microsoft went an arguably better route — USB storage expansion. This way, users can connect a second drive, while still utilizing the internal drive too.

Today, Seagate announces a new external SSD for the Xbox One. The unimaginatively named ‘Game Drive for Xbox SSD’ uses flash storage rather than a mechanical spinning hard drive, which should improve game load times.

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The PS4 Pro is only weeks away from launching and with Christmas fast approaching, many people are wondering what the differences are between Microsoft’s latest console, the Xbox One S, and Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro.

Here, we take an in-depth look at both consoles and discuss not only design and build, but what each offers and how this may impact your decision. Read next: Best upcoming games of 2016 and 2017

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Smartwatches are nothing new anymore, they’ve been around for a good number of years, but while smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, Sony and LG have all produced several models, HTC has remained noticeably absent, until now.

There have already been rumours surrounding a possible HTC smartwatch with a couple of codenames flying around: Petra and One. Many analysts predicted HTC would release its smartwatch at Mobile World Congress in 2015, but to no avail. Usually reliable leakster Evan Blass said we should have seen the watch in June, but again, nothing happened.

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