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Pokemon Go evolutions: Special items and how to evolve Polytoed, Slowking, Bellossom, Steelix and more

Pokemon Go evolutions: Special items and how to evolve Polytoed, Slowking, Bellossom, Steelix and more

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There are 80 new Pokemon out on the streets waiting to be caught in Pokemon Go, but with the new gen-II update there's a slightly more complicated and important change to evolutions.There are a number of new evolutions that you can get to through gen-I... >>

Pokemon Go: How to play and other tips and tricks

Pokemon Go: How to play and other tips and tricks

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Pokemon has officially left the 90s behind.Nintendo teamed up with Niantic Labs to revitalise the title for 2016, and that includes creating an app that is very much mobile and equipped with fancy tech like GPS and augmented reality, all of which enables... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7 edge: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7 edge: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung is expected to announce its new flagship Galaxy S smartphones at the end of March, followed by their purported release around mid-April.The two devices, which are being called the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, have been the subject of plenty of leaks... >>

Panasonic 4K HDR choices for 2017: EZ1002, EZ952, EX750, EX700, EX600 compared

Panasonic 4K HDR choices for 2017: EZ1002, EZ952, EX750, EX700, EX600 compared

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Panasonic has confirmed its full line-up of 4K HDR TVs for 2017, making quite a shuffle to the line-up compared to 2016. There's a shift in technologies and a change to the numbering scheme, but fear not, because we've got you covered. The 2017 Panasonic... >>

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

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Pokemon Go's biggest problem is battery drain. In a world where smartphones are notorious for eating battery really quickly anyway, it's a double-whammy of battery carnage.With the latest update Pokemon Go has a new lease of life and a new influx of players... >>

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

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Help! Pokemon Go isn't working - what is wrong with it?With every craze comes a backlash and for Pokemon Go, the many of the problems have stemmed from server demands. This was very common when the game first launched in 2016, but with the drop of the... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Google Pixel XL: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Google Pixel XL: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung will launch its next Galaxy S flagship smartphones in the next couple of months, with rumours suggesting a launch date of 29 March. There has been plenty of speculation surrounding the two devices though, known as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, giving... >>

Google Home Express shopping: Here's how to find and buy items using just your voice

Google Home Express shopping: Here's how to find and buy items using just your voice

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Google Home has introduced the ability to buy items using your voice.Thanks to an integration with Google's Express online shopping service, you can shop for your everyday essentials, whether its paper towels or vitamins, and order them from participating... >>

Huawei EMUI 5.0 tips and tricks: Take charge of your Mate 9, P9, Honor 8

Huawei EMUI 5.0 tips and tricks: Take charge of your Mate 9, P9, Honor 8

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Many have been quick to dismiss Huawei's latest mobile operating system, EMUI 5.0, as an less desirable rework of its Android Nougat base. It's because, by default, the system flings a lot of repeat alerts in your general direction in a bid to better... >>

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

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WWDC 2017 is now official and it's confirmed as being held, as always, this June. It has pulled one surprise, however, as it's switched from the usual venue, even the usual city.Each year, Apple puts on a conference in California in order to showcase... >>

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Huawei has made a strong name for itself in the smartphone world over the last couple of years. Its more recent devices have delivered premium build qualities and some great specs for a lower price than many competitors, making them a serious consideration.With... >>

LG G6: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

LG G6: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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LG's next flagship smartphone - the G6 - will be appearing in the next couple of weeks.Rumours have been appearing speculating about what features the successor of last year's modular smartphone will offer, as well as what features it might miss off. This... >>

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300

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Panasonic was a big player in kickstarting this whole Ultra HD Blu-ray thing. It, alongside Samsung, launched the first player in 2016, aiming high, with the UB900. That was a remarkable piece of home entertainment kit and soon after followed the UB700,... >>

Huawei Watch 2: What's the story so far?

Huawei Watch 2: What's the story so far?

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Remember the Huawei Watch?We wouldn't blame you if you didn't -- considering it first launched nearly two years ago. But it is one of the best-looking Android Wear watches to ever debut, and fans have been patiently waiting for a second-generation model.... >>

Pansonic's All Connected audio vision explored: Much improved multi-room audio

Pansonic's All Connected audio vision explored: Much improved multi-room audio

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Panasonic has taken the wraps off its new range of audio products, that join the company's All Connected multi-room streaming platform.The new products include a one-box hi-fi micro system, slimline, wall-mountable all-in-one sound system and a new... >>

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

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Google is getting ready to roll out Android Wear 2.0 to smartwatches.Google has released three major updates to Android Wear in the past two years. In this next version, you can expect a design overhaul, standalone apps, improvements to watch faces, messaging,... >>

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Nokia is back. The brand is being used on phones again after Microsoft retired it on its own devices a couple of years ago.Finnish manufacturer HMD Global Oy is releasing new Nokia handsets, this time loaded with Android, and we're extremely happy to... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Samsung is rumoured to announce the successors to its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones in the next couple of months in the form of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. At least that's what the rumours suggest they will be called.This feature rounds up... >>

Dredd 2: Everything you need to know about the Judge Dredd TV show or movie sequel

Dredd 2: Everything you need to know about the Judge Dredd TV show or movie sequel

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We could soon see further games and/or movies based on 2000 AD characters, including Judge Dredd. Perhaps even a much-rumoured TV show to could air on a streaming service, such as Netflix, Amazon Video or HBO.After years of rumours and speculation,... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2017

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2017

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Wireless charging explained: Everything you need to know about powering your phone wire-free

Wireless charging explained: Everything you need to know about powering your phone wire-free

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Wireless charging has been around for a good few years now, but it's fair to say it still hasn't exactly taken off to sky-high heights. As with any new technology, standards need to be set, technology developed and ultimately pushed out to consumers.But... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos of the next Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy S8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos of the next Galaxy

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All eyes will be on the Samsung Galaxy S8 when it launches later this year. Everyone is all too aware of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 and the issues it suffered with the battery, so the Galaxy S8 has to do a lot of things right to regain consumer confidence.... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the story so far?

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was a fantastic phone, until the battery issues destroyed its reputation and left it with a legacy of being the only phone to be singled out before boarding a flight.We expected the Note family to die with the Note 7, but there's... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution.Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

What is Bixby? Everything you need to know about Samsung's assistant

What is Bixby? Everything you need to know about Samsung's assistant

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Forget about Google Assistant, Samsung's next Android flagships will sport their own voice assistant.This assistant is thought to be called Bixby (or at least that's the male version of the name currently floating around), and it will let you do everything... >>