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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 6 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... >>

IFA 2015: What to expect from Samsung, Sony, LG and others

IFA 2015: What to expect from Samsung, Sony, LG and others

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Consumer electronics show IFA is fast approaching and that means just one thing for the weird and wonderful world of tech: new devices! IFA takes place from 4-9 September 2015 in Messe Berlin, but the press conferences start on 2 September. Typically... >>

Nexus 5 (2015): What's the story so far?

Nexus 5 (2015): What's the story so far?

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There are only a couple of major smartphones left to be announced in 2015, as most of the big manufacturers have come to market with their flagship. Among the most anticipated is the next Nexus, the next iteration of Google's purebred Android flagship.... >>

Apple's next Apple TV (2015):  What’s the story so far?

Apple's next Apple TV (2015): What’s the story so far?

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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... >>

Moto 360 2 release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Moto 360 2 release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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It's been almost a year since the original Moto 360 was unveiled, and so that means Lenovo will unveil a second-generation watch soon. We've known for a while, thanks to confirmations from Lenovo as well as several leaks, that the watch is in the works.... >>

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have both been around long enough to consider them part of the furniture. But we know that Apple updates the iPhone annually, and the next model is just around the corner. Will the next-generation iPhone be called iPhone 6S or... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2015

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2015

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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 to envy. We've rounded up the best smartphones... >>

18 YouTube stars and channels you should be watching

18 YouTube stars and channels you should be watching

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YouTube has more stuff to watch than funny cat videos. Shocking! We know. In fact, there is so much to watch on Google's video-sharing site that some content creators have become international "YouTube stars". Yes, that is a thing. From PewDiePie to... >>

What is YouTube Gaming and could it kill Twitch?

What is YouTube Gaming and could it kill Twitch?

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Google is about to launch something a lot like Twitch. It's YouTube Gaming. At an event held at YouTube Space LA on 12 June, Google previewed a new initiative called YouTube Gaming. It's a mobile app as well as a website designed to showcase YouTube's... >>

Samsung Gear S2: What's the story so far?

Samsung Gear S2: What's the story so far?

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Samsung confirmed at its Samsung Unpacked event in August, in which it unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 edge Plus, that the there was more to come in the near future, and then it quickly showed off a round smartwatch. It's no secret that Samsung... >>

HTC Aero: Everything we know about HTC's next hero phone

HTC Aero: Everything we know about HTC's next hero phone

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HTC's last two flagships released with nearly indentical designs, but now, for the first time in a couple of years, it's getting ready to break away from tradition and launch a new smartphone line. Or at least that's what all the latest reports, rumours,... >>

Android Pay explained: How does it work and when will it launch?

Android Pay explained: How does it work and when will it launch?

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You will soon have yet another way to pay for goods from your mobile device. This mobile payment solution however is a little more exciting than some of the others available - simply because it's coming from Google. It's called Android Pay, and Google... >>

MobileFusion: See how Microsoft plans to turn your phone's camera into a 3D scanner

MobileFusion: See how Microsoft plans to turn your phone's camera into a 3D scanner

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Microsoft's Research arm has given the world a sneak peek at its latest project: 3D-scanning using a regular mobile phone. Through a new blog post and video, the team explained that the project will allow anybody to create high-quality 3D images in real... >>

Huawei Nexus 6: What's the story so far?

Huawei Nexus 6: What's the story so far?

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Most of the major smartphones for 2015 have already been announced, with many of the flagships appearing at Mobile World Congress way back in March. The new Nexus, the next iteration of Google's purebred Android flagship, is one of the most anticipated... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus: Where can I get it?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus: Where can I get it?

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is here for those that want a larger sized version of Samsung's flagship smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is a whopping 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution. Under the hood is the same... >>

First software update for OnePlus 2 now rolling out: Here's what it fixes

First software update for OnePlus 2 now rolling out: Here's what it fixes

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The first over-the-air software update for the OnePlus 2 has finally arrived. OnePlus said it was coming - with a few changes and fixes for bugs spotted in the company's new Android-based OxygenOS, and now it's here. The most important thing it addresses... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: When is it coming to my phone?

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: When is it coming to my phone?

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Google has announced that its next mobile operating system update will be called Andorid 6.0 Marshmallow. As is tradition, Google will release new Nexus devices with the latest OS preloaded, first. These are expected to arrive in the forms of new Nexus... >>

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

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Since GoPro launched its latest camera range in the GoPro Hero4 the photos being created are stunning. With it comes new 4K video speeds of 30 frames per second, a rear touchscreen display and two times faster image processing. The camera remains largely... >>

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... >>

iPhone users can now use WhatsApp on the web: Here's how to set it up

iPhone users can now use WhatsApp on the web: Here's how to set it up

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been ignoring iPhone users for a while. Sure, there's a WhatsApp app for iPhone. But the web client, which has been available for months and works with other mobile platforms like Android and BlackBerry, has never supported... >>

Android Wear can now Google Translate your conversations: This is how it works

Android Wear can now Google Translate your conversations: This is how it works

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The world is a big place, and it's filled with people who speak many, many different languages. That can sometimes cause problems for you should you want to travel or even strike up a conversation with someone new. You never know if someone will understand... >>

Android Wear watch faces are now interactive: Here's what they can do

Android Wear watch faces are now interactive: Here's what they can do

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Google has announced that Android Wear is updating to include support for interactive watch faces. The idea is that - with just a tap - your watch face will now be able to change design, reveal more information, or even launch an app. With this type of... >>

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

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As drones begin to fill the skies so too do videos of their antics. If shows like You've Been Framed have taught us anything it's that seeing expensive things get destroyed is funny. So seeing pricey drones getting plucked out of the air by not-so-natural... >>

BlackBerry Venice: The story so far on the Android BlackBerry

BlackBerry Venice: The story so far on the Android BlackBerry

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BlackBerry is going Android, or at least that's what all the latest rumours are claiming. It's been reported that the Canadian phone maker is working on at least two Android smartphones, but the one we're talking about here is currently going by the... >>

Intel’s future vision: Robot butlers, fashion wearables, super-fast SSD and RealSense prevail at IDF 2015

Intel’s future vision: Robot butlers, fashion wearables, super-fast SSD and RealSense prevail at IDF 2015

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At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 it's all go this year: we've seen automated robot butlers, Fossil unveiling a glimpse of its forthcoming fashion smart wearables, Razer jumping on board Intel's RealSense technology in its new Twitch-friendly camera,... >>