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Christmas shopping: Best apps to help you find the perfect gift

Christmas shopping: Best apps to help you find the perfect gift

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Some enjoy the hustle and bustle of the high street as Christmas approaches, while others of us will be turning to our mobile devices to help us find the perfect gift for loved ones this festive season. Last year, mobile commerce firm Weve claimed 88... >>

Apps to help get you home during the party season

Apps to help get you home during the party season

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It's December and with December comes late nights and lots of parties, whether it is meeting friends to swap presents, or Christmas lunches that go on a little later than you intended. Unfortunately trains don't exactly win a gold medal for being great... >>

Best 10 gadgets for entertainment on the go

Best 10 gadgets for entertainment on the go

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There are some amazing devices out there for keeping you entertained when you're out and about. Whether you want to work on the go, catch up on your favourite TV show or play a game on your commute every morning, you've come to the right place. We've... >>

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

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Apple Watch has been on sale for almost a year, with new models added to the line up a few months back in September 2015. There are numerous models to choose from, with three main ranges available, two sizes in each range and multiple straps, making... >>

Tech meets fashion: 6 of the most stylish smartwatches

Tech meets fashion: 6 of the most stylish smartwatches

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The worlds of fashion and tech are becoming more and more entwined. Burberry and Apple teamed in 2014 with a catwalk show starring the iPhone 5S and in 2015 we saw the likes of Henry Holland create an NFC accessory ring that you can pay with. The... >>

OnePlus 3: What's the story so far?

OnePlus 3: What's the story so far?

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OnePlus grabbed headlines when it launched its first smartphone back in 2013 for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the OnePlus One delivered flagship specs for significantly less cash than the devices it was pitched against. Secondly, the Chinese company... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ridiculous 6...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ridiculous 6...

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Another week has flown by and we're at the point where many of us get to put our feet up, ready for some prime TV viewing. However, unless you're a sucker for reality shows, is there anything on terrestrial telly that floats our boats these days? That's... >>

younity: Take your media everywhere (for free!)

younity: Take your media everywhere (for free!)

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Have you ever wanted your own personal cloud streaming service or to setup a home media server but didn't want to bother with all the technical issues or hassle? Well, you need to check out younity. It lets you access all your files - including music,... >>

Which iPad is best for you? iPad mini 2, iPad mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 or iPad Pro?

Which iPad is best for you? iPad mini 2, iPad mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 or iPad Pro?

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The first iPad was announced several years ago and tablets have become much more popular since. There may not be as much choice as smartphones when it comes to tablets, but there are still a number of decisions to be made if you're in the market for one.... >>

37 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year

37 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year

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Part of the joy behind the gift-giving experience is finding an awesome present that's tailored to one person. But did you realise wrapping paper can further bring that present to a whole new (and geekier) level? Surprising a person with a Christmas gift... >>

5 best navigation apps: Helping you get around as quick as possible

5 best navigation apps: Helping you get around as quick as possible

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A few years ago sat-navs were a big thing. Go back another couple of years before those and you'd find physical maps in cars. Fast forward to the here and now however and you'll find apps on smartphones directing people around, more specifically in... >>

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

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

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OnePlus introduced two smartphones in 2015 to deliver a now three-strong portfolio. The second "flagship killer" OnePlus 2 launched at the end July, followed by the cheaper and smaller OnePlus X at the end of October. The OnePlus X is brings with it... >>

Here are the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers all in the one place

Here are the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers all in the one place

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In a galaxy not so far, far away a certain movie hits UK cinemas on 17 December and we don't know about you, but we're hugely excited. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens will finally be released and we'll be first in the queue to see it. However,... >>

13 best Christmas decorations every geek should own

13 best Christmas decorations every geek should own

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Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, that big red suited anti-burglar is sizing up your chimney. But without decorations he may sleigh on by. And without suitably geeky decorations he might not know what sort of high tech kit to leave you. So... >>

Google launches Play Music family plan: What is it and how does it work?

Google launches Play Music family plan: What is it and how does it work?

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Google announced in September that its Play Music service would soon offer a family plan, and now it has officially given the option a green light. When it comes to streaming music services, Google Play Music is a solid option... except for one thing:... >>

HTC One A9 vs One M9: Which is the best smartphone for you?

HTC One A9 vs One M9: Which is the best smartphone for you?

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HTC has faced tough competition in 2015, with the flagship HTC One M9 - launched in March - not getting quite the reception that HTC had hoped for, despite offering plenty of refinement. A new entry into HTC's line-up is the HTC One A9. It's a new class... >>

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy?

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy?

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It's that time of year again where the sales of games consoles are sky rocketing and it must be said that there has rarely been a time where the choice of which to buy has been harder to make. After two years into their lifespans (three for the Wii U),... >>

Microsoft Xbox 360: 10 best custom console mods

Microsoft Xbox 360: 10 best custom console mods

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Microsoft's Xbox One is flying off the shelves while its predecessor, the Xbox 360, is collecting dust at the ripe old age of over a decade. That's right it's been over an entire decade since Microsoft released the Xbox 360. Feel old yet? Over the years... >>

Have you seen these? Watch the UK's top-trending YouTube vids for 2015

Have you seen these? Watch the UK's top-trending YouTube vids for 2015

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It's that time of year when companies announce their milestones or stats for the last 12 months. Spotify did it recently, showing off which artists reigned supreme in terms of most streamed in 2015, and now YouTube is following up with its own list. The... >>

Google Pixel C vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: What's the difference?

Google Pixel C vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: What's the difference?

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As Google unleashed Marshmallow on the Android world, it also introduced the Pixel C, a new premium tablet, designed by Google as a shining example of what Android tablets should be. With a perfect partner keyboard, the Pixel C was pitched at productivity,... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution. Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P: Which is the best Nexus for you?

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P: Which is the best Nexus for you?

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Google announced the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in September, a pair of new Nexus handsets, the latest in the Android hardware story and debut devices for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But faced with making a choice between these two devices where should you turn?... >>

Sony PlayStation VR game trailers: Sony reveals the PS4 gaming future for 2016

Sony PlayStation VR game trailers: Sony reveals the PS4 gaming future for 2016

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Sony will be releasing its PlayStation VR for the PS4 in 2016 and with it a heap of games built for the virtual reality world. Now Sony has begun showing off trailers of the immersive gaming worlds we can look forward to using the PlayStation VR. The... >>

16 great gadget gifts for girls

16 great gadget gifts for girls

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There are hundreds of gadgets out there, some much more exciting than others. It could be the latest smartwatch, delivering notifications directly to your wrist, or a quirky external battery pack to keep your devices charged up. Either way, gadgets make... >>

10 best streaming services for Christmas: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more

10 best streaming services for Christmas: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more

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Christmas is coming and that means we're all getting into the spirit - sometimes literally when a bottle of brandy is left within sight. One way of ensuring that you feel positively "Chrismassy" before the big day arrives is to fill your viewing hours... >>