If you’re a user of Google’s very efficient, feature-rich Gmail service, you mightn’t know that, in actual fact, you have two different email addresses through which you can be reached. This ideal if, say, you wish to make two accounts for a specific site or service, but want all notifications and correspondence to be sent to the same inbox, and although many of you will already be aware of this little tip, it’s still a useful one to know.

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Any mobile gadget looking to attain FCC certification must, at this moment in time, have certain details branded onto the product itself, stating that said device has indeed been approved. However, the agency has today relaxed these rules somewhat, and mobile devices, including the Apple iPhone, may no longer need these details to be etched onto each and every unit as standard.

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Google Now is still very much a work in progress, and even though it has evolved significantly since its introduction a couple of years ago, it’s always going to have its imperfections. One such case is when, rather irritatingly, the voice recognition feature cannot properly comprehend what you’re saying, and if you’re asking a long question, having to repeat the entire speech becomes cumbersome even at the second time of asking. Now, though, thanks to an update, you can correct just the word that Google Now has failed to latch onto by using a simple command, and although it’s rare for the polished service to mishear anything anyway, it’s a good little tip to know.

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Following on from the news that the TSA was banning air passengers from boarding flights with gadgets that were powered down or could not be turned on, the UK’s Department for Transport has followed suit, with certain flights and routes set to enforce similar action on gadgets that appear not to be in use.

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The Uber luxury travel services has created a bit of furore among regular taxi drivers, with many, quite understandably, up in arms about the ominous threat to their livelihoods. Now, cabbies in New York City have even more reason to be worried, with the new UberX service actually coming in cheaper than your everyday NYC taxi.

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If you’ve been on an airplane in the last ten years, then the chances are you’re already well aware of some of the rather overzealous restrictions that are being enforced upon air travellers. Mothers forced to prove that baby milk is indeed just that by drinking it is a story we’ve all heard before, but now it seems that the US Transportation Security Administration isn’t content with just making sure liquids are as they appear, anymore.

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Imagine the joy and unlimited amount of fun that comes attached to working for a company with the resources to not only research, but to design and develop pretty much whatever it wants? Apple, Google and Microsoft, amongst others, find themselves in that privileged position within the consumer technology industry, but it appears that Nissan is also living that dream if the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed showcase is anything to go by. Rather than go through the usual processes of designing and building a concept vehicle, Nissan has used the Gran Turismo 6 video game to tease petrol-heads with a new downloadable GT-R prototype, and then built it in real life.

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The star of controversy just cannot have it enough, period. According to a latest report, Lindsay Lohan, the celebrity whose controversial personal and professional life rivals that of Kim Kardashian, has filed a lawsuit against Rockstar Games for allegedly basing a character in the infamous Grand Theft Auto 5 on the actress herself.

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Google’s Orkut social network, which has been edging towards the graveyard for quite a while now, is about to be killed off for the greater good, with Google stepping out and confirming that the service would be on September 30th. The site, which has remained somewhat popular in Brazil, has faded amid the emergence of Facebook and Google+, and the Big G has stressed that it would rather pool its efforts into expanding its more established networks like YouTube, Blogger, and the aforementioned G+.

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Siri, which first emerged alongside the iPhone 4s back in 2011, looks set to be taking on a more significant role in Apple’s product line-up with the introduction of HomeKit, HealthKit and CarPlay, to name a few, and although the early buzz regarding the voice assistant has naturally died down, the technology continues to advance. Now, having helped Apple implement voice recognition software into the iOS device range, the team behind the original Siri technology is taking a stab at an entirely new demographic by introducing Kasisto, a similar product to Siri aimed squarely at the business side of things.

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Netflix had already promised to do its best to bring as much 4K content to the masses as possible and today it added one of the most popular shows of all time to the 4K stable.

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Valve’s Steam Machine project is an interesting one as far as the age-old problem of making PC gaming mainstream goes. The reason people like console gaming has always been the plug-and-play nature of the systems, with no configuration or upgrading needed. Steam Machines are supposed to help close the gap between consoles and PCs by packaging machines in fancy boxes that won’t look out of place next to a television, but what if you want to game on the go?

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Brazil and Croatia kicked off this summer’s World Cup with what can only be described as a controversial 90 minutes of action, but with three matches scheduled for today and more to follow, football’s most celebrated tournament is about to get into full swing. To mark the occasion, ESPN has teamed up with Google to provide official match highlights as search results, so if you miss anything, just Google it!

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Scarcely a year has gone by since the social network’s inception that at least one privacy-motivated backlash hasn’t beset Facebook, and given that the Menlo Park firm is now selling your search history to help advertisers better target you with specific products, you have to say that the adverse reaction in some quarters of the tech community is self imposed by Zuck and his firm this time around. But while this is almost entirely bad news for some concerned Facebook users, there is a silver lining in that you can opt out should you so wish, and here, we’re going to show you how.

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is well and truly happening in Brazil, and if you want to ensure you don’t miss a second of the 64 total matches being held over the next few weeks, then we’re going to show you how you can tune in via your browser, smartphone, tablet, set-top box or console.

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Rumors of Amazon being in talks to launch its own music streaming service have been around for some time, and with the news that Apple has bought Dr. Dre’s Beats Music, it’s clear that the music streaming business is one that everyone wants to be in. As of a few hours ago, Amazon is also in the music streaming game after Amazon Prime Music went live on the Web.

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If you’re a fan of football – sorry, can’t call it soccer! – then you’ll no doubt already have your favorite seat placed nicely in the middle of the room, pointed squarely at the TV. There are plenty of games to keep up with over the next four weeks, and if you live in the right country, it’s all going to be on TV. If like some of us here, you need a handy way of keeping abreast of what games are on and when, then you’re going to want to pay attention.

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The world of wearables is currently amid something of a boom. Google is hard at work with Project Glass, and the search giant is also in the process of developing Android Wear, opening the door for a number of vendors looking to get into the smartwatch game. But while many companies seem to be following the crowd with head-mounted face computers and watches that do more than tell the time, Japanese mobile carrier Docomo has thrown together an interesting wearable SIM concept.

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WWDC 2014 is all ready to accelerate into first gear today, and if you’re reading this then the chances are that you have a fervent interest in what Tim Cook and his executive team are planning to announce. The annual developer meet-up, affectionately known as WWDC, is Apple’s unique way of showcasing its new technologies and products to developers and journalists, while also giving developers an opportunity to offer hands-on labs and valuable feedback sessions. It’s also a great insight into how Apple sees its own roadmap for the year ahead, so here are the details of how, where and when you can follow along at home.

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Apple finally put the rubber stamp on its deal to acquire Beats Electronics, and immediately, Apple made some adjustments to the Beats Music streaming service app on iOS. The app is, incidentally, also available to those on Android and Windows Phone, although at this moment in time, limited to those within the confines of the United States.

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