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Apple's secret car project: Is it really thinking about making vehicles?

Apple's secret car project: Is it really thinking about making vehicles?

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You've heard the rumours by now: forget about waiting for Apple to revolutionise the living room by launching a magical HDTV set straight from your dreams, because it's now trying to innovate in the automobile sector. That's right. Apple is working on... >>

33 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

33 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

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Twitter can be a powerful tool. It can educate you, help enlighten you, make you laugh, and pretty much just keep you in-the-know. But you have to follow the right people/accounts. Otherwise, your Twitter feed can easily fill up with boring, useless tweets,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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We've heard in the recent past that before it unveils the Galaxy Note 5, or maybe even at the same time, Samsung will be supersizing its current flagship Android phone. There has been word on the street that a Plus-sized version of the Galaxy S6 edge... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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The Galaxy Note series is one of Samsung's most popular. The Note is often groundbreaking, introducing a run of new features you don't get elsewhere. In 2014 we saw the release of the Note Edge, and we've also seen advanced camera performance, as well... >>

Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

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You've probably heard that Google Glass is dead. Well, it isn't. It's alive and well and supposedly headed toward a second version that'll be released sometime this year. A new FCC filing supposedly for the device has even revealed what it will likely... >>

OnePlus 2 software: 7 features you must check out

OnePlus 2 software: 7 features you must check out

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OnePlus announced the successor to its popular OnePlus One smartphone earlier this week. The new handset has been described as the "flagship killer" for 2016 and it will be available through an invite-only system for £239 from 11 August. Aside from its... >>

5 fun facts about Ultimate Ears UE Roll: Not all Bluetooth speakers are created equal

5 fun facts about Ultimate Ears UE Roll: Not all Bluetooth speakers are created equal

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Sometimes we get invited to visit companies at their headquarters to explore what goes on behind the scenes - from product design and development, to future concepts and manufacturing. In mid June, off the back of the UE Roll Bluetooth speaker announcement,... >>

Apple TV 2015: What’s Apple planning for its next set-top box release?

Apple TV 2015: What’s Apple planning for its next set-top box release?

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It's been a long time since Apple refreshed its set-top box - well over three years, in fact. And recent price drops of the existing model have led to a flood of rumours and speculation on a new version. From a dedicated game store and built-in TV tuner... >>

Why haven’t I got Windows 10 upgrade yet? And other important questions answered

Why haven’t I got Windows 10 upgrade yet? And other important questions answered

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Although Windows 10 officially launched yesterday, many are complaining that they haven't yet got the upgrade. Even if they pre-registered for the download at the beginning of June, they are still plugging away with Windows 8.1 or 7, hoping that a notification... >>

Sony Xperia Z5: What's the story so far?

Sony Xperia Z5: What's the story so far?

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Sony has a slightly different release cycle to the rest of its competition, normally announcing a new handset every six months rather than one a year. The Xperia Z1 arrived in 2013 and since then we have seen the Z2, Z3 and the Z3+. The Xperia Z3+, known... >>

OnePlus 2 vs Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG and Motorola: Is it really a 'flagship killer'?

OnePlus 2 vs Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG and Motorola: Is it really a 'flagship killer'?

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OnePlus recently announced the successor to its popular OnePlus One smartphone, describing the second generation device as another "flagship killer". The company did a brilliant job with the original, offering virtually top-end specs for a low-end price,... >>

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's what your PC or tablet can do now

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's what your PC or tablet can do now

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Windows 10 is finally here, and it's apparent that Microsoft has been hard at work taking the best features from Windows 7 and 8, while weeding out some of the not-so popular ones. Unfortunately, as it is with every new operating system upgrade, there's... >>

Best Windows 10 apps to download or try right now

Best Windows 10 apps to download or try right now

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Microsoft's Windows 10 is now available and the overall message is that it's cool. But to be frank, it's nothing without apps.  We use desktop apps for messaging, mailing, drawing, editing, writing, mapping, playing, gaming, listening, watching, ordering,... >>

Downloaded Windows 10? Make sure you do these five things first

Downloaded Windows 10? Make sure you do these five things first

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You've downloaded Windows 10. Now what? The new Microsoft operating system brings in a number of changes over Windows 7 and Windows 8 as you've probably gathered.  There are a couple of good housekeeping tips and tricks that will really supercharge your... >>

How to get your free Windows 10 upgrade

How to get your free Windows 10 upgrade

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Microsoft has started to roll out Windows 10 to PCs today. It will be available on new laptops, desktops and tablets, but also as a free upgrade for a year for any devices currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. That means, from today you will... >>

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

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Nokia is alive and well after selling its mobile business to Microsoft. It is now almost ready to fully reveal a new product called Ozo. But what is Ozo? At the moment all Nokia is giving away is a launch webpage with a countdown timer, some glimpses... >>

9 things about Windows 10 you didn’t know already

9 things about Windows 10 you didn’t know already

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Windows 10 is available to download from today - although, thanks to a staggered rollout, you might have to wait a few days to get it. But while you wait you might want to know about some of the lesser known abilities it will bring to your PC. When you... >>

5 best laptops for Windows 10: The best available to buy today

5 best laptops for Windows 10: The best available to buy today

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Windows 10 is finally about to roll out to the public, and by the looks of things, it's a massive improvement to the previous version of Microsoft's operating system. In a nutshell: it's completely refined and packed with new features. If you are thinking... >>

OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

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It's been a big week for smartphones. Motorola has just unveiled its latest Moto X, called the Moto X Play, and OnePlus finally showed off the successor to its immensely-popular OnePlus One flagship. Both devices run Android (well, the OnePlus 2 has Lollipop-based... >>

Moto G 2015 (third-gen) vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

Moto G 2015 (third-gen) vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

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Motorola has been busy - launching not one but three new smartphones at an event in London and New York. It has introduced a new contender to its budget Moto G range, as well as two additions to the Moto X line. Both the Moto G and the Moto X were originally... >>

9 things you can do with Microsoft Edge you couldn’t with Internet Explorer

9 things you can do with Microsoft Edge you couldn’t with Internet Explorer

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Microsoft's new browser, Edge, is finally here and ready to make you forget all about Internet Explorer. Even at first glance, Edge seems like a vast improvement over its predecessor: fast browsing, minimal pop­ups (thanks to a built-in pop­up blocker),... >>

Moto G 2015 (second-gen) vs Moto G 2015 (third-gen): What's the difference?

Moto G 2015 (second-gen) vs Moto G 2015 (third-gen): What's the difference?

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Motorola introduced the first Moto G back in 2013 and it was a delightful device, delivering impressive specs for a low price and consequently causing upheaval in the budget handset world. Since that 4.5-inch original (2013, first-gen), we have seen a... >>

10 new features you’ll love in Windows 10

10 new features you’ll love in Windows 10

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Windows 10 is now available and the final build is jam packed with a whole range of new and different features that you'll be sure to love. From today, 29 July, you will be able to download the operating system and these are the 10 main things we... >>

Moto X Play vs Moto X Style vs Moto X (2014): What's the difference?

Moto X Play vs Moto X Style vs Moto X (2014): What's the difference?

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Motorola has announced three new devices at a launch event in London, including two new additions to the Moto X flagship range. The Moto X line was originally introduced in 2013 and it has seen annual updates since, making this the third generation of... >>

Cortana in Windows 10: Here's how it works and why it could change PCs forever

Cortana in Windows 10: Here's how it works and why it could change PCs forever

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Windows 10 is available from today, 29 July, and PCs worldwide will start to get the update with the eventual roll out expected to reach everybody in the next week. That means your existing Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 laptop, desktop or tablet device will soon... >>