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What is Google Andromeda?

What is Google Andromeda?

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Android and Chrome OS are about to majorly change, according to new reports. Google is rumoured to be developing a new laptop that might fall under the "Pixel" brand name - just like the company's upcoming Pixel flagship phones, but the most remarkable... >>

Google 4K Chromecast Ultra: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Google 4K Chromecast Ultra: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Google's Chromecast is going 4K. It's been a year since Google updated Chromecast by releasing Chromecast 2 with a new design, improved internals, and a refreshed app. The Mountain View, CA-based company has likely been developing a third-generation model... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 nominations: Best tech and games of the year in pictures

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 nominations: Best tech and games of the year in pictures

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At the end of each year, we look back at the last 12 months worth of reviews on Pocket-lint and choose the very best tech and games products we've had the pleasure of trying out in that time. We then put them forward as potential candidates for nomination... >>

Made by Google: What to expect at Google's 4 October Pixel event

Made by Google: What to expect at Google's 4 October Pixel event

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Google is getting ready to show off new hardware for us to drool over. The company has invited the media to an event scheduled for 4 October in San Francisco. At the same time, it posted a video to Twitter that showed a traditional Google search bar morphing... >>

Best fitness trackers 2016: The best activity bands to buy today

Best fitness trackers 2016: The best activity bands to buy today

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The wearables market has really taken off over the past couple of years bringing with it a plethora of devices from smartwatches and heart rate measuring headphones to sports watches and activity trackers. There is such a breadth of choice out there,... >>

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the rumoured difference?

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the rumoured difference?

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Google's next Nexus devices are rumoured to be coming on 4 October, only it has been claimed they will be branded as Pixel rather than Nexus.   The two handsets were originally codenamed Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish, but more recent rumours, of which... >>

Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the rumoured difference?

Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the rumoured difference?

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Google is rumoured to launch two new smartphones on 4 October that are said to be appearing in place of the 2016 Nexus devices. The two devices were originally codenamed Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish, but recent reports have suggested Pixel XL and... >>

Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: What's the rumoured difference?

Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: What's the rumoured difference?

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Google is set to launch a couple of new devices on 4 October, both of which are reported to be made by HTC and both of which will be the poster boys for Android Nougat. Traditionally they would have fallen under Nexus branding, but this year it looks... >>

Google Allo: How to set up and use the latest smart messenger

Google Allo: How to set up and use the latest smart messenger

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Allo, Google’s latest smart messenger is officially rolling out on the Android Play Store and iOS App Store now in the UK . The launch comes just a couple of days after it first hit the US market.  If you have an iPhone, simply search for "Google... >>

Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users' data: Were you affected?

Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users' data: Were you affected?

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Yahoo has announced that it was the victim of a "state-sponsored" hack. The hack, which actually occurred two years ago and is thought to be the largest internet theft on record, has resulted in the personal data and account data of at least half a billion... >>

MacOS Sierra tips and tricks: Maximise your MacBook

MacOS Sierra tips and tricks: Maximise your MacBook

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Apple has finally pushed out the MacOS Sierra update we've been waiting for since WWDC back in June and, with it, some useful new features. They can speed up how you work and find things, as well as helping you save space on your precious hard drive.... >>

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

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Nestled off an innocuous roundabout on the A320 lies the McLaren Technology Centre. A bespoke building which, with its sister the McLaren Production Centre, makes up the beating heart of the company most famed for its Formula 1 success. It's barely visible... >>

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

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Apple is reportedly considering another acquisition, but this one stands out from all the others because it involves McLaren. According to The Financial Times and The New York Times, Apple is attempting to buy British automaker McLaren - or at the very... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

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Google recently introduced a new product that aims to take on Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. It's likely that the company will use its 4 October event to further highlight how we can expect to use it on a daily basis on our Android phones and other... >>

Instagram now lets you save drafts of photos - and here's how

Instagram now lets you save drafts of photos - and here's how

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One of the most annoying things about Instagram is the inability to save edits. Instagram isn't perfect, but the Facebook-owned app has been constantly updating as of late in an attempt to be better, with most recent example being it now supports drafts.... >>

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

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Apple on Tuesday released MacOS Sierra to the public. The latest, major version of Apple's desktop operating system follows eight public betas and the golden master version that launched earlier this month for testers. It includes not only new features... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content having launched throughout 2016 and some still to come. There has been a buzz around virtual reality (VR) for the past few years. Some of this has come from the lengthy... >>

Photokina 2016: All the best new cameras from the 2016 show

Photokina 2016: All the best new cameras from the 2016 show

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Photokina, the largest dedicated biannual photo show in Europe, has opened its doors and shown off its various camera goodies this year. However, it's been a tumultuous time in the world of cameras, with the Kumamoto earthquakes in Japan having a devastating... >>

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

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Since last November, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One. Not all of your old library of games are playable presently, but there are more than 250 titles currently available. Xbox is also adding to this list regularly as each title... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know about the next Nexus

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know about the next Nexus

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Google's Nexus programme has given birth to a pure Android smartphone or two every year. The idea behind the Nexus was always to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. Importantly, Nexus has always... >>

BlackBerry's next flagship, DTEK60: What's the story so far?

BlackBerry's next flagship, DTEK60: What's the story so far?

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Blackberry is expected to launch two new phones over the next year. One of them is the DTEK60 - formerly referred to as the Argon - and by the sounds of it, this will be the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device with a powerful... >>

HTC Desire 10 Pro vs Desire 10 Lifestyle: What's the difference?

HTC Desire 10 Pro vs Desire 10 Lifestyle: What's the difference?

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HTC has pulled the old trick of launching two devices with the same sort of name, but with very different specs. The HTC Desire 10 is the latest addition to HTC's mid-range. One of the distinctive things about the Desire 10 is the design, with gold trim... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: How to determine if your replacement or new phone is safe

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: How to determine if your replacement or new phone is safe

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There are three ways you can tell if a new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is safe. You've probably heard that Samsung and the US government officially recalled all sold units of the Galaxy Note 7. Now, let's say you're still interested in the phablet but have... >>

GoPro Hero 5: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Hero 5: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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GoPro has announced its next flagship action camera. Actually, there are two: the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session. GoPro's new devices have been the subject of rumours for several months. They've both finally been unveiled though, putting all the speculation... >>

GoPro Karma: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Karma: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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GoPro has finally revealed its first drone: Karma. GoPro Karma ditches the idea of strapping an action camera to your helmet, and instead lets you fly high in the sky, with the purpose of giving you a new perspective and really cool shots of your extreme... >>