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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... >>

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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Right from the beginning of the year it was clear that we were finally to get the 4K Ultra HD revolution we've been promised for a while. CES 2016 was swimming in 4K sets, most with high dynamic range (HDR) technology too. They have since started to... >>

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... >>

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,... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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: 8 tips to master before you start streaming

Apple Music: 8 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,... >>

What is the difference between VR and AR?

What is the difference between VR and AR?

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Virtual reality and augmented reality. VR and AR. Oye. What does it all mean? There is absolutely no denying that virtual reality is one of the main hot trends in Silicon Valley right now, but those of you who are interested in the latest developments... >>

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

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

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Apple might be working on yet another entirely new product category. Facebook-owned Oculus VR, Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, and others are developing virtual-reality or augmented-reality headsets. Even Google, which already launched a budget cardboard offering,... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: The Martian, Lucifer...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: The Martian, Lucifer...

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In our weekly look at TV shows and movies available on streaming services we travel to Mars, back in time to the cold war and prohibition America, and take in a couple of comic book adaptations along the way. That's because we've found some great programmes... >>

Guide to smart heating: Why upgrading your thermostat is a good idea

Guide to smart heating: Why upgrading your thermostat is a good idea

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Did you know that the heating and cooling of buildings accounts for over 33 per cent of the world’s energy usage? That’s a larger share than that of the entire global transportation industry. There are two primary reasons why heating uses so much... >>

Best sports watches 2016: The best GPS watches to buy today

Best sports watches 2016: The best GPS watches to buy today

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While wearables and smartphones are offering more ways to track health than ever, there's still a place for the powerful and accurate GPS sports watch. Sports watches are actually learning from the new kit and becoming smarter. Plenty now go beyond GPS... >>

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more

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Each year Lego unveils its new sets that combine top name franchises and in-house brands. For families though, there’s a tension between block building creativity and the product becoming a way to get children into other franchises. At this year’s... >>

Sundance 2016: 17 most anticipated indie films premiering at the festival

Sundance 2016: 17 most anticipated indie films premiering at the festival

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If you're in the mood to scope out some exceptional, upcoming independent films, you have come to the right place. The Sundance Film Festival, which is organised by the Sundance Institute, is the largest independent film festival in the US. It takes place... >>

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

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A smarthome consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smarthome cool team - the camera. Smarthome cameras will not only... >>

Best language and translation apps

Best language and translation apps

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The world is a big place, full of people who speak hundreds of different languages so if you need to speak to someone in China, but only know English, you might run into a few problems. There are a couple of options available to you when it comes to... >>

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

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It doesn't matter what profession you are in, many of us need a practical bag for work and for some that means carrying a laptop, tablet or some other form of tech around with you on a daily basis. Just because you need to carry a laptop, doesn't mean... >>

Steampunk porn: Jetbike, Wolverine claws, garden bunker and more, in pictures

Steampunk porn: Jetbike, Wolverine claws, garden bunker and more, in pictures

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Colin Furze is a modern day midlands da Vinci, if Leonardo rode a BMX and had a welding super power. The result of this YouTube star's creations are some seriously fun, probably unsafe and completely awesome looking inventions. From a bicycle that hurtles... >>

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

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Smart clothes are the next step beyond wearables. Despite smart watches and activity trackers just beginning to become popular, smart clothing is already starting to appear. So far there are already items of smart clothing available including t-shirts... >>