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Motorola Moto X (2016): What's the story so far?

Motorola Moto X (2016): What's the story so far?

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Motorola announced a flurry of new smartphones in 2015, including the fifth generation of Moto G and three models of the Moto X. Yes, not one but three, plus a special edition one. The Moto X Play and the Moto X Style graced us with their presence at... >>

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, new Play:5 or Playbar

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, new Play:5 or Playbar

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The multi-room speaker market has really picked up over the last couple of years. The options are plentiful to say the least with Denon, Samsung, LG and Bluesound all offering their own solutions. If you are reading this feature however, chances are you... >>

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking market. It's been kicking around for a good few years now, sitting at the top of its class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness. Chances are if you are reading this feature,... >>

LG G5: What's the story so far?

LG G5: What's the story so far?

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The LG G5 is the smartphone set to follow-up the company's G4, helping continue the push for the top of the mobile market. The LG G4 offered a premium leather finish and stunning f/1.8 16-megapixel camera. It received a lot of praise, but didn't really... >>

HTC One M10/Perfume: What's the story on HTC's next flagship?

HTC One M10/Perfume: What's the story on HTC's next flagship?

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HTC's plans for its next flagship have been a little quiet until recently. Whereas we know, or think we know, plenty about Samsung and LG's next smartphone launches, HTC has managed to avoid the rumour and speculation cycle to a certain extent. Well,... >>

Are the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Always On displays a good or bad thing?

Are the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Always On displays a good or bad thing?

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LG has just officially announced a feature of the G5 in the form of an Always On display. Samsung is also expected to launch this tech in its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The LG announcement comes in the form of a GIF (below) posted on the company's... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge, S7 edge plus: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge, S7 edge plus: What's the story so far?

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 was undoubtedly one of the hit devices of 2015, especially the edge model(s). Samsung needed to shift-up design and it did, refining the appearance of the handset, as well as making essential tweaks to the user interface. But the... >>

Google Editions at Play explained: What are 'books that can't be printed'?

Google Editions at Play explained: What are 'books that can't be printed'?

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Google has a new initiative called Editions at Play - and it's basically a bookstore selling a new type of digital book that can only be read from a browser (Chrome, preferably, via a smartphone). There are two books available at launch. They're not... >>

Oculus Rift pre-order: Everything you need to know

Oculus Rift pre-order: Everything you need to know

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Oculus Rift has been a long time coming but it's finally here. Oculus Rift, made for everyone rather than just developers, will be available from March for the price of $599 or £499. Orders are limited to one headset per person at this stage. Of all... >>

Shot on iPhone 6s: Top iPhone photographers share their secrets

Shot on iPhone 6s: Top iPhone photographers share their secrets

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Dubbed the Apple World Gallery, Apple is once again set to showcase iPhone users' photos on advertising billboards around the globe. It's a collection that comprises of 53 images, taken by 41 different iPhone 6s owners. Their work will be featured in... >>

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

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At the end of 2015, Sky announced a new premium TV service called Sky Q. Now it is available to buy, so let's look at what the new technology offers. The new service modernises Sky, offering a level of connectivity that hasn't been available before through... >>

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

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Although Instagram has been around for years and is hugely popular, not everyone is completely familiar with the free photo app and how it can quickly transform your mediocre selfies into stunning glamour shots. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration,... >>

Super Bowl 50 (2016) ads and teasers: Amazon Echo, LG, Pokemon, Bourne, Mountain Dew, and more

Super Bowl 50 (2016) ads and teasers: Amazon Echo, LG, Pokemon, Bourne, Mountain Dew, and more

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Super Bowl 50 has come and gone. It is therefore time to scope out all the big-budget adverts that aired during the big game between the National Football Conference champion Carolina Panthers and the American Football Conference champion Denver Broncos.... >>

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

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Held at the start of each year, massive consumer electronics trade show CES always gives a good indication on what the hottest tech topics will be for the 12 months ahead. And if this year's show was any indication, we will finally be getting the 4K Ultra... >>

Google's virtual reality headset: What's the story so far?

Google's virtual reality headset: What's the story so far?

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You might've heard by now: Google is going big on virtual reality in 2016. We're in early-days territory still, so it's hard to be sure, but several reports about executive-level shakeups at the company, as well as VR talent poaching, and now VR-related... >>

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

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The NFL is one of the most advanced field sports in the world when it comes to technology. So the biggest event of the year for the sport, the Super Bowl, is the pinnacle of field based gadgetry. A lot of the technologies you've probably got on you right... >>

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

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Google's next mobile operating system update is called Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it has already started an international roll out to many devices. As is tradition, it comes pre-installed on Google's latest Nexus devices - the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P -... >>

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 expected to launch in 2016. There has been a buzz around virtual reality (VR) for the past few years. Some of this has come from the lengthy development of devices like... >>

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

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Apple's latest smartphones - the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus - are available all around the world and you can pick up either from multiple retailers. Not much changed in terms of design compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, if you ignore the... >>

Apple iPad Air 3 vs iPad Air 2: What's the rumoured difference?

Apple iPad Air 3 vs iPad Air 2: What's the rumoured difference?

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Rumour has it Apple is holding an event on 15 March to unveil several new devices, one of which is thought to be an update to the iPad Air 2. The company chose not to succeed the iPad Air 2 during its September 2015 event when it revealed the iPad mini... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Tomorrowland, Sicario...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Tomorrowland, Sicario...

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Yay, it's the weekend and that means it's time to kick back, power-up a streaming device, such as the Roku set-top-boxes and scour for something cool, funny or both to chuck on. The only problem is that with thousands of channels and apps to choose from,... >>

Next Nexus (2016): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Next Nexus (2016): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Google's Nexus programme gives birth to a pure Android smartphone every year, sometimes two, or perhaps a tablet. The idea behind the Nexus is to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. It's given... >>

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

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True techies shouldn't have an everyday, run-of-the-mill office. If you consider yourself a computer-savvy individual or even an early adopter, one of the first places you should be exemplifying that is in your home office. Similar to a living room, which... >>

What to expect at Apple's 15 March event: iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and more

What to expect at Apple's 15 March event: iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and more

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Apple is holding an event on 15 March, or so it is thought. Of course nothing has been officially confirmed, nor will it be until the invites go out, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun speculating about what to expect. The Cupertino company... >>

Sonos: What is it and what are the alternatives?

Sonos: What is it and what are the alternatives?

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Over the last couple of years, Sonos has really upped its game. Since the company began over a decade ago, it has developed a much more public profile. You might not be aware of what Sonos provides and how it works, but chances are if you are reading... >>