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Best Comic-Con 2016 trailers: Justice League, Wonder Woman, and more

Best Comic-Con 2016 trailers: Justice League, Wonder Woman, and more

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Although Comic-Con 2016 is done and dusted, you can relive some of the convention's best highlights via trailers and teaser clips. San Diego Comic-Con is an annual comic convention held in, well, San Diego. This year's SDCC kicked off with Preview... >>

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

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There are lots of elements to Pokemon Go. There's finding and collecting all the Pokemon, there's battling in Gyms, there's hatching eggs and visiting PokeStops. Then there's the whole world of powering up your Pokemon and raising your Trainer's XP. These... >>

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto E (2015): What's the difference?

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto E (2015): What's the difference?

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched several phones this year, hitting a range of price points. The Moto Z aims for the higher end of the market, the Moto G falls towards to lower end of the mid-range, while the latest Moto E continues to fulfill the budget... >>

Pokemon Go top tips: Master the Pokemon mayhem

Pokemon Go top tips: Master the Pokemon mayhem

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The basics of Pokemon Go are simple and fun. You walk, you catch Pokemon, you collect as many as you can and you visit PokeStops to load your backpack up with goodies to help your Trainer along the way. But when it comes to mastering the game, there's... >>

What is Prisma and how does it work? Explaining the Android and iOS app

What is Prisma and how does it work? Explaining the Android and iOS app

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Forget about Instagram. A new photo app is all the rage right now, mostly because it's loaded with some amazing, artsy filters. These aren't regular, old filters. They won't add a nice glow to your skin in perfectly-setup selfies, nor will they make the... >>

Pokemon Go Gym tips: How to battle, train and win

Pokemon Go Gym tips: How to battle, train and win

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Pokemon Go has two sides. There's the fun side of exploring and collecting Pokemon, and then there's a very real business of battles and making yourself Gym Leader. In the world of Pokemon, battles are central, because that's what Pokemon do. Trainers... >>

Pokemon Go server problems: Why does the game keep stopping?

Pokemon Go server problems: Why does the game keep stopping?

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Pokemon Go's monumental success is being blighted by server problems. It's been widely reported, right from the start, that the servers weren't quite up to the job of hosting the game, because it was so popular. But what do all these server problems mean... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Robot Wars, Kinky Britain and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Robot Wars, Kinky Britain and more

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Over the last few months we’ve suggested some cracking shows that you can catch-up with for free using Freeview Play and this week is now different. Freeview Play devices give you the ability to scroll backwards through the electronic programme guide... >>

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. 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 rise to some great devices... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung will be announcing its next Galaxy Note device on 2 August at an event in New York. By default, the new smartphone should be called the Note 6, but Samsung has said it will be jumping a digit in order to align the Note with its current 2016 flagships.... >>

BlackBerry Hamburg/Neon: Release date, specs and everything we know so far

BlackBerry Hamburg/Neon: Release date, specs and everything we know so far

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Blackberry is expected to launch three phones over the next year. One of them is 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 processor, support for the latest Quick... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

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Apple's new iPhones - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - are due to launch in the next few months, with most placing their bets on a September announcement. Rumours of the two devices, as well as a third, have been circulating around the rumour mill for... >>

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 200 titles currently available. Xbox is also adding to this list regularly as each... >>

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

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

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Blackberry is expected to launch three phones over the next year. One of them is 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 processor, support for the latest Quick... >>

iOS 10 changes how you unlock iPhone - here’s how to switch it back

iOS 10 changes how you unlock iPhone - here’s how to switch it back

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This is exactly why Apple lets you test unfinished versions of iOS updates. A couple of weeks ago, iOS 10, Apple's next major update to iOS, became available as a public beta, allowing intrepid iPhone/iPad owners to sample the software and give feedback.... >>

11 reasons to upgrade your doorbell

11 reasons to upgrade your doorbell

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When was the last time you found a "we tried to deliver" card on your door mat, but you were home? With more and more of us opting to have things delivered to our home, it can be challenging to not only make sure we are are in, but that we also hear... >>

What to expect at IFA 2016

What to expect at IFA 2016

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Consumer electronics trade show IFA takes place in Berlin at the beginning of September every year. It's been the platform for some major launches over the last couple of years from the first few generations of Samsung Galaxy Note devices to some of Sony's... >>

How to access Android N 'Nougat' easter egg

How to access Android N 'Nougat' easter egg

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Google is well known for throwing easter eggs in to its software, particularly with Android versions. For the past two years, there's been a hidden Flappy Bird-style game which you access by heading in to Settings>About Phone then tapping multiple times... >>

Best smartphone battery packs: Pokemon power and more

Best smartphone battery packs: Pokemon power and more

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There is nothing worse than running out of battery on your phone. Well, there is, but when it happens it feels like the worst thing in the world. Unfortunately, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Will it happen and what's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Will it happen and what's the story so far?

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The rumour mill loves an Apple story. It doesn't matter if it's so far fetched it will never see the light of day, or whether it is something that might actually happen, it churns them all out anyway. The latest claim isn't for one iPhone to be announced... >>

5 best indie games coming to Xbox One you must download

5 best indie games coming to Xbox One you must download

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Thanks to the Xbox One's now inextricable link with Windows 10 the platform is very attractive to independent developers. They can essentially develop for PC and easily translate their games for Xbox One too, or vice versa. What's more, the ID@Xbox scheme... >>

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

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Help! Pokemon Go isn't working - what is wrong with it?  With every craze comes a backlash, when people can't get their fix of the action. For something the size of Pokemon Go - which by all accounts has taken over the world - there are a lot of people... >>

How to get 4K Ultra HD movies, sport and TV on your Sky Q box

How to get 4K Ultra HD movies, sport and TV on your Sky Q box

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Sky Q subscribers will finally be able to access 4K Ultra HD TV shows, movies and sport from 13 August, but ahead of the launch you can ensure your Sky Q Silver box is ready to play the content. Sky has started pushing a software update to your Sky Q... >>

Sky Q major software update rolling out: Here's what your Sky Q box can do now

Sky Q major software update rolling out: Here's what your Sky Q box can do now

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Sky started to install its new Sky Q service and kit in customers homes at the end of March and, by all accounts, it has gone down very well indeed. However, all things can be improved over time, especially technology and entertainment equipment and Sky... >>

Pokemon Go: How to get the most from PokeStops and items

Pokemon Go: How to get the most from PokeStops and items

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Pokemon Go is not only about searching for Pokemon but also PokeStops. The augmented-reality app, which quickly swept the world and is currently leading in all the mobile app stores, is basically one big hunting game. And in order to successfully catch... >>