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I chatted up Buddy, the phone-powered house robot that wants to be R2-D2

Do you like the idea of having R2-D2 scooting around your house, looking after things? If so, you'll love Buddy, a companion robot that's available to pre-order right now. Here's what it's like to meet him.

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LG’s new 10.1-inch G Pad 2 tablet has a massive battery inside

LG has announced the G Pad 2 10.1 tablet, which it will formerly introduce during the IFA tech show next month. The 10.1-inch Android slate has a massive 7400mAh battery, but a slightly older generation Snapdragon processor inside.

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Samsung’s Galaxy ‘test drive’ offer runs out of phones to tempt iPhone users

On Friday Samsung launched a special deal offering iPhone users the chance to test drive one of its new Galaxy devices for a month for just $1. But just hours after it started sign-ups, the firm said it'd run out of devices due to "overwhelming" demand.

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These are the five apps you should download this weekend

It's more difficult than ever to seek out the best new apps released each week, even if you have the will to trawl through the app store on a regular basis. To make life easier, we've gathered our favorite app picks together in a handy list.

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Asus unveils ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition with 256GB of internal storage (in Brazil)

On the heels of its well-received ZenFone 2 smartphone, Asus announced the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition, which boasts 256GB of internal storage. The catch is that the ZenFone 2 Deluxe was announced in Brazil with no word yet for release in other markets.

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Stories you missed this week: An Apple Music festival, bizarre bike pedals, and more

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.

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5 Best Android VPN apps for privacy and security

We take a look at the top five Android VPN apps, some VPN apps for Android that are worth a look, and discuss what to avoid in your quest for privacy and security. If you’re shopping for a new Android VPN app, come on in.

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Samsung’s Note 5 and S6 Edge+ aggressively kill background tasks, according to videos

What good is 4GB of RAM if your smartphone can’t properly hold five apps in the background? That’s the question of concern in online discussions about the multitasking performance of Samsung’s newest smartphones, the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+.

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Android Pay tipped to launch this Wednesday

With Apple Pay already out in the wild and Samsung Pay hitting the U.S. in September, mobile payment fans have more choices than ever — and inside sources suggest Android Pay is imminent too.

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Take a break and download our top 10 best iPhone apps for August

The iPhone App Store is full to bursting with interesting apps, but finding something fun can be challenging. To help out, we've done the hard work for you. Here are 10 apps, some classic and some new, that we're using this month.

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Watch Cop Car, Pariah, Lord of War, and more in our 5 shows to stream

How are you going to get through this week? By pulling up your favorite streaming service and queueing the finest films and TV shows available now. We've got Lord of War, Pariah, Cop Car, and more.

Movies & TV

Pooductive is an app that lets you chat with friends and strangers on the toilet

As the book tells us, everyone poops. So when a company launches an app specifically for people who poop while using their smartphones, the target market is huge. Pooductive is that app.

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