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As always, there have been lots of rumours about new phones and devices that are just around the corner.

Amazon are rumoured to be working on a new version of the Echo, the original smart speaker that answers questions, plays music and controls devices via smart assistant, Alexa. The Echo has been around for two years, so is due for an upgrade and the new version is said to be smaller with a new design. No doubt it will be released in time to compete with the Apple smart speaker, which is coming out before the end of the year.

On the smartphone front, Samsung is rumoured to be working on a mini-version of the popular Galaxy S8. This is sure to be a welcome addition to its range. At the other end of the spectrum, two large-screen phones are likely to be announced towards the end of August. Samsung have the Galaxy Note 8 and LG will be launching the V30. Samsung will be hoping to move on from the difficulties around the last version of it’s phablet phone.

Here’s the official trailer for season 7 of Game of Thrones which starts next week in the UK. In case you can’t quite remember who is still alive, where they are, what they are doing and what happened last season, here’s a recap to get you ready for the new season https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/game-thrones-recap-happened-seasons-1-6/

And finally Psy’s Gangnam Style has been pushed off its perch as the most viewed video on YouTube. Wiz Khalifa is the new King of YouTube with See You Again, which featured in Fast and Furious 7 and is moving towards 3 billion views.

Which is your favourite of the top 10 most-viewed videos on YouTube?


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