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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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

WhatsApp tips and tricks: Amazing features you never knew about

WhatsApp tips and tricks: Amazing features you never knew about

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There's always a bit of a learning curve when it comes to mastering new apps and WhatsApp is no different. It's wickedly popular (it recently hit a billion users) and extremely easy to get started using right away, but the messenger does have a few quirks... >>

Apple iPhone 7: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 7: What's the story so far?

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The Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus launched in September 2015, but rumours have already started circulating for the Cupertino company's next smartphones, which will likely be called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, at least for the sake of this feature anyway.... >>

Tesla Powerwall 2: What is it and when will it be available?

Tesla Powerwall 2: What is it and when will it be available?

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If you were thinking about getting Tesla's $3,000 Powerwall, you might want to wait until summer. Tesla announced a new home battery system last spring that took the energy-saving scene by storm, but now the electric carmaker has begun to tease a "version... >>

Apple iPhone 5SE: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 5SE: What's the story so far?

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The Apple iPhone 5C was announced in September of 2013 as a cheaper, colourful and plastic iPhone option. It arrived alongside the iPhone 5S, but while the 5S has been succeeded with newer handsets, the iPhone 5C hasn't been. Apple stopped selling the... >>

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

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

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The Apple Watch 2 is close to being ready, or at least that's what all the latest reports claim. Apple unveiled its first smartwatch, simply called the Apple Watch, in September 2014, but it didn't begin shipping the wearable until April 2015. Many people... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

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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... >>

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

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Can you remember your first camera phone? If you can, you'll probably also remember it was pretty rubbish. Luckily technology has moved on significantly since the first camera phones appeared and smartphones these days are actually, well, pretty good... >>

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... >>

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2016, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. We continually update... >>

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy

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The point of a juicer isn't just to cram you full of healthy vitamins and minerals to make you feel and look better. It's to make you feel like the king of nature, able to reduce mighty fruit to mere mush in minutes. We say mere mush – we mean nectar... >>

Apple iPad Air 3: What's the story so far?

Apple iPad Air 3: What's the story so far?

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It looks like Apple might finally update the iPad Air 2 in 2016. Apple currently offers three iPad ranges comprising the Mini, Air, and Pro, with five iPads available in total - the iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro. The... >>

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs 1D X: What's new?

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs 1D X: What's new?

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In 2016 it's the year of the pro DSLR once again: the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II follows hot on the heels of the Nikon D5, which was announced a month earlier at CES 2016, but how does this full-frame pro-spec DSLR compare to its 1D X original? We handled... >>

High-res audio: What is it and which streaming services offer it?

High-res audio: What is it and which streaming services offer it?

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Have you ever noticed the music on Vevo sounds better when played from a CD? When Tidal relaunched last under Jay Z and several pop artists' ownership, it didn't just kick up a storm of controversy for Spotify in regards to the amount of royalties it... >>

Apple Music: 10 tips to master before you start streaming

Apple Music: 10 tips to master before you start streaming

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Apple Music is now out, and we'll admit, the whole thing is a bit overwhelming. Not only do you need to figure out how to get the service up and running, but you also need to get the free trial, embark on the setup process, specify what music you like,... >>

Mobile World Congress 2016: Launches, smartphones, wearables to expect at MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016: Launches, smartphones, wearables to expect at MWC 2016

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Mobile World Congress, or MWC to its friends, is the largest mobile trade show of the year. It's where we've seen some of the biggest handset launches over the past few years, with everything mobile pouring into Barcelona at the end of February. It's... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung announced its flagship Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year but that wasn't the only device to be unveiled on the stage. The South Korean company also revealed the Galaxy S6 edge. One year on and it's looking like there will be... >>