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

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 launches tomorrow, 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 get... >>

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... >>

Top 32 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

Top 32 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

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Let's be real here: Vine is addicting. You open the mobile app or go to the website, thinking you'll only watch a few video clips, and then suddenly it is two hours later. So, what makes Twitter's 6-second video service so addictive? The Viners. The talent... >>

Mission Impossible: How IMAX built a pop-up cinema from scratch for Rogue Nation premiere

Mission Impossible: How IMAX built a pop-up cinema from scratch for Rogue Nation premiere

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When Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures wanted to host the world premiere of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation in the Vienna State Opera house they didn't stop to think about whether it was a suitable venue for showing a film. It looks incredible and... >>

4K Sky TV should arrive in the smart SkyQ box: Here’s what you need to know

4K Sky TV should arrive in the smart SkyQ box: Here’s what you need to know

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Sky appears to be working overtime to get its new SkyQ box released to bring 4K UHD broadcast TV to everyone. At the moment anyone who has splashed out on a 4K television is limited when it comes to content. There's Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video... >>

Motorola Moto X (2015) release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto X (2015) release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Motorola has now officially announced two phones within the Moto X family for 2015: The Moto X Play and the Moto X Style.  -- The Moto X was first released in 2013, shortly after Google had acquired Motorola. It was then succeeded by the second-generation... >>

Third-generation Moto G (2015): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Third-generation Moto G (2015): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Motorola has officially announced the update to the Moto G. The new Moto G will come with Motorola Shells that are available in a variety of colours and come with ftureh customization options within the company's Moto Maker service.  The new handset... >>

OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One: What's the difference?

OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One: What's the difference?

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Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has finally revealed all the details of the OnePlus 2 - the succeeding device of the invite-only OnePlus One smartphone that graced us with its presence last year. The company made a clever play with the OnePlus One - delivering... >>

OnePlus 2 VR event: Use Google cardboard to watch the event in VR

OnePlus 2 VR event: Use Google cardboard to watch the event in VR

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If you bought Google's Carboard VR headset and have simply used it to collect dust ever since, now is the time to dig it out. OnePlus is all set to launch its new smartphone tonight, and it's going to do it in VR using Carboard. While OnePlus is selling... >>

How to appoint an heir on Facebook for when you die

How to appoint an heir on Facebook for when you die

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It might be a bit of a morbid subject but thinking about your digital legacy after you die is something people are starting to do. Specifically Facebook has released its latest updates to allow for account management in the event of a user's death. The... >>

Own a Nike+ Fuelband? Here’s how to get money for it from Nike

Own a Nike+ Fuelband? Here’s how to get money for it from Nike

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Nike and Apple have been in court for a while over the Nike+ Fuelband and now have agreed to terms that can make you money. The two-year class action lawsuit was over the accuracy of the Fuelband. While Apple and Nike still haven't admitted fault they... >>

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... >>

OnePlus 2: Here’s how to reserve yours now

OnePlus 2: Here’s how to reserve yours now

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Buying a OnePlus smatphone is no simple matter. For a start there are no shops and on top of that you can't even buy online without an invite. The OnePlus 2 has now launched and much like the first OnePlus smartphone it will be an invite only event.... >>

OnePlus 2: What's the story so far?

OnePlus 2: What's the story so far?

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OnePlus has had something of a hit on its hands with the OnePlus One, especially among smartphone fans. Limited availability added an air of exclusivity to device that offered great value for money. The OnePlus One is now available to buy without an invite,... >>

Here are the first really up-close NASA pics of Pluto and its moons

Here are the first really up-close NASA pics of Pluto and its moons

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NASA has published up-close images from the New Horizons space probe that flew by Pluto yesterday. The images, which the probe captured and transmitted back to Earth, are the closest we've (or at least the probe) has come to the dwarf planet in space... >>

41 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

41 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

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If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so. To most questions you'll get a standard... >>

Best iPhone 6 cases: Treat your Apple device

Best iPhone 6 cases: Treat your Apple device

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Apple's iPhone 6 features a beautiful aluminium body, super slim design and the company's latest A8 processor under the hood. It's a good looking device and probably one that you'd rather not cover with a case, but a little bit of protection is always... >>

Best iPhone 7 concepts: Is this what the iPhone 7 will look like?

Best iPhone 7 concepts: Is this what the iPhone 7 will look like?

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The Apple iPhone 6S is expected to arrive in September, as has seemingly always been the case with Apple smartphones. As this is a so called "S year", the next phone is likely to look identical to the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. That's not very... >>