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Apple is preparing its all-new Apple TV for launch next month

It is looking increasingly likely that Apple will unveil a redesigned Apple TV media streaming device next month. It will be receiving a substantial overhaul for the first time since 2012, introducing new features and controls.

Windows 10 launch mired by annoying bugs for many

Microsoft's worldwide rollout of Windows 10 is now well under way but it hasn't gone through without its fair share of issues. Users have been reporting a wide range of early bugs including install failures, broken Start menus and crashing, unstable apps.

Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's where to start

Today, Microsoft has officially launched its new operating system, Windows 10. Computers worldwide will be downloading it now so here's a look at some of Windows 10's fundamental new features so you can hit the ground running once you've upgraded.

The '2016 flagship killer' smartphone is here: The OnePlus 2

Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has finally revealed the full details of its second device, the OnePlus 2. Billed as the "2016 flagship killer", the phone starts at $329 but still features true flagship hardware, making it a handset worth considering.

Reports: iPad Mini 4 to be a 'shrunken Air 2', just 6.1mm thick

A report has claimed that Apple's iPad Mini 4 will be a substantial upgrade over the Mini 3 and will be based around the Air 2. It also reveals that Apple could be working on three different iPad lines this year across the Mini, Air and upcoming Pro.

Intel's new processors offer 20% more power, 30% more battery

Next month, Intel will be unveiling a new range of processors for desktops and mobile devices. A leak has revealed we can expect 10-20 percent improvements in performance while saving 30 percent battery, creating an all-new generation of powerful devices.

New Windows 10 phones to have Surface Pen stylus, facial login

The full specifications for Microsoft's upcoming flagship Windows 10 Mobile devices, the "Cityman" and "Talkman" Lumia handsets, have leaked online. They reveal a very competitive offering including facial recognition and the inclusion of a Surface Pen.

Nokia may announce wearables and a VR headset on July 28

Rumours are circulating online that Nokia could be gearing up to enter some product categories it has never dealt with before in just a few days' time. Some think a smartwatch and virtual reality headset may be revealed at a July 28 press event.

Rocket carrying Russian, Japanese, US crew docks with ISS

Baikonur - Astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States Thursday docked successfully with the International Space Station under six hours after they launched, NASA television showed.

Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS after delay

Baikonur - Three astronauts aboard a Soyuz spacecraft successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Thursday after a two-month delay caused by a Russian rocket failure.

Samung's Galaxy Tab S2 is thinner than the iPad Air 2

Samsung has officially unveiled its all-new tablet designed to take on the iPad, the Galaxy Tab S2. It features an octa-core processor and is thinner than the iPad Air 2. It will come in 9.7-inch or 8.0-inch versions, sizes similar to the iPad.

Report: U.S. smartphone market may have hit saturation point

A report has found that the U.S, public seems to be getting bored of new smartphone launches, leading to a dramatic shrinking of the market in the past quarter. The situation was worsened by poor sales of Samsung's newest devices.

Angry Birds 2 flocking to app stores later this month

Finnish game developer Rovio has announced it will be releasing a proper sequel to its hit "Angry Birds" title later this month. Details on the new game are currently scarce but fans are told that they will be able to play from July 30.

Report: Apple wants to launch a TV streaming service this fall

A new report has claimed Apple may be intending to follow up on Apple Music with a new TV streaming service that could be ready to launch as early as this fall. The company is currently negotiating with cable networks and affiliate feeds in the U.S.

Apple may be planning refreshed iPods for this Tuesday

Apple may be gearing up to refresh its ageing iPod line-up early next week. The Shuffle, Nano and Touch are all set for an update and re-release in new colours with the Touch getting improved hardware and support for the Apple Music streaming service.

Anybody can now download and run iOS 9 on their iPhone

For the first time ever, Apple has opened up to the idea of members of the public being able to try out pre-release versions of its software. From today, anybody is able to download and install iOS 9 or OS X El Capitan on their iPad, iPhone or Mac.

Google Chrome has now been downloaded 1 billion times on Android

The Google Chrome web browser has now been downloaded over 1 billion times onto Android phones and tablets, a significant milestone for an app that is only available on relatively new devices and launched just three years ago.

BlackBerry's eye-catching first Android phone revealed in photo

The first clear image of BlackBerry's upcoming Android smartphone has appeared online. It shows a stylish, sleek handset with a slider display that curves round to the edges in the same manner as Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge. It appears to run stock Android.

Windows 10's 'launch day' doesn't actually mean very much

Microsoft has said that most people will not be getting the Windows 10 upgrade on its official July 29 launch date even if they have reserved a copy. Windows 10 will be delivered in "waves," seemingly using a queue system, instead of one single rollout.

Facebook wants to launch a 'unique' music service

Just days after Apple Music launched in a new iOS update, a report has indicated that Facebook may be in talks with a view towards launching its own streaming service too. It will bring yet another tech company to an increasingly crowded market.

Apple's iPhone 6S is identical to the 6 but improves performance

The first images of Apple's upcoming iPhone 6S handset have emerged online. They show a phone that is externally identical to the current model. There are many changes inside, including a faster processor and the revolutionary Force Touch display.

Microsoft creates chaos by saying Windows 10 free for Insiders

Microsoft has created online chaos by saying that Windows Insiders would be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free before seemingly retracting that offer with an updated blog post and then saying that Insiders will get 10 for free after all.

iOS 9 gets a better Siri, searching, payments and more

Apple has formally announced iOS 9 at its WWDC developer's conference today. Siri has been updated to become much more useful and search functionality has been made much deeper alongside improvements to several core apps and the expansion of Apple Pay.

You can eject the Samsung Galaxy Note 5's stylus with your voice

A leak has suggested that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 5 phablet will be able to automatically eject its stylus from the body of the phone when told to using a special voice command in a manner that has been likened to scenes in Star Wars.

The 'new iPhone' is launching September 25, according to Vodafone

A leaked memo to employees of mobile operator Vodafone has revealed that Apple may be planning to launch its next-generation iPhone on September 25th. There is no word on what it will be called or what sizes will be available.

Microsoft says dumb phones still exist, updates the $20 Nokia 105

Adamant that there is still a place for dumb phones in a market now almost totally ruled by smart ones, Microsoft has updated its popular $20 Nokia 105 to make it an even more appealing offer in emerging markets or as an emergency backup device.

Windows 10 launching July 29th, reserve your upgrade now

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has announced that Windows 10 will be made available on July 29th for free and on new devices. You can reserve a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 computers right now with a dialog that is appearing in the Windows system tray.

Deepening the mystery: Snapchat has 'plans' for Windows Phone app

Windows Phone is known to have a substantial app gap when compared to rival platforms like iOS and Android. One of the most notable absences is Snapchat who have continually refused to come to Windows but an unexpected tweet has suggested that may change.

New powerful Xiaomi smartphone tipped for release next quarter

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi is rumored to be gearing up to launch a new smartphone in the coming months that uses the same processor as the LG G4. The brand is still relatively unknown in Europe and the U.S. but has seen great success in China.

ZTE launches a new powerful Android smartphone

Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has released its new Android flagship smartphone. Although the brand is relatively obscure in Western markets, this phone is a serious contender to the "conventional" flagship smartphones of 2015 and comes in three variants.
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At the launch for the new Four Seasons Toronto, chairman/founder Isadore Sharp (left) stands beside Regional Vice President and Four Seasons Toronto GM Dimitrios Zarikos (middle), and chef Daniel Boulud (in white)
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Regional Vice President and Four Seasons Toronto GM, Dimitrios Zarikos, takes the stage at the opening of the new hotel
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