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What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

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At the end of 2015, Sky announced a new premium TV service called Sky Q. It then became available to consumers from March 2016, with several different packages on offer. Now it has entered a third phase, with 4K Ultra HD programming officially on the... >>

Tesla: Everything you need to know about Model 3, Model S, Model X, and more

Tesla: Everything you need to know about Model 3, Model S, Model X, and more

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Tesla has taken more than its fair share of headlines over the past few years. The Californian company has been heralded by the tech and motoring presses for its innovation, stirring up fairly a traditional market and introducing electric cars with a... >>

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

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HTC's latest and greatest flagship finally arrived in April. The HTC 10 is a beautiful device offering a full metal build, chamfered edges on the front and the rear, as well as some cracking specs. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powers the show, supported... >>

Oculus Rift: Price, shipping date and everything you need to know

Oculus Rift: Price, shipping date and everything you need to know

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Oculus Rift was a long time coming but it's actually a real-life consumer headset these days. Oculus Rift, made for everyone rather than just developers, is available for the price of $599 or £499. Orders are limited to one headset per person at this... >>

How to make your bedroom smart

How to make your bedroom smart

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It's the bedroom, right? So do you need tech there, beyond an alarm clock? Well, sure you do. You'll be sleeping there so you can benefit from gadgets that really show you how well you're sleeping, or not. They can even help you get to sleep, and then... >>

Best iPhone SE cases: Protect your new 4-inch Apple smartphone

Best iPhone SE cases: Protect your new 4-inch Apple smartphone

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Apple's iPhone portfolio recently expanded to include a new 4-inch smartphone, known to friends as the iPhone SE. The special edition smartphone succeeds the two-and-half-year-old iPhone 5S with a very similar design, identical measurements and some great... >>

Pokemon Go: What is it and why is everybody talking about it?

Pokemon Go: What is it and why is everybody talking about it?

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Pokemon Go fever is sweeping the world, turning people into phone-gazing zombies as they bimble about the place hunting for little cartoon characters with silly names. So what exactly is going on? Should you join in the fun? Should you be concerned? Here's... >>

London through the eyes of Pokemon Go

London through the eyes of Pokemon Go

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Pokémon Go is about as phenomenal as phenomena get. It's breaking records, making headlines and it's only just appeared, not even launching in the UK yet.  But there are means and ways of getting Pokémon Go in the UK, and London is a map full of delights... >>

Best budget smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy for under £200

Best budget smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy for under £200

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The budget smartphone market has really come into its own over the last couple of years, with numerous devices appearing with price tags under £200 and an aim to offer you a good enough smartphone experience that you don't need to splash half a grand... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Life Stripped Bare, T in the Park and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Life Stripped Bare, T in the Park and more

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Considering what was on last week, including a Super Sunday of tennis, footy and F1, with the British Grand Prix, Wimbledon and Euro 2016 finals, we decided to completely ignore it all and give you some prime alternatives in our weekly catch-up TV round-up.... >>

Apple iOS 10: Release date and everything you need to know

Apple iOS 10: Release date and everything you need to know

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Apple has released details of iOS 10 to developers at the company's yearly keynote address at WWDC. The new iOS will sport a number of new features designed to enhance your iPhone even more beyond what the company launched in iOS 9 last year. Claiming... >>

Wimbledon 2016: Behind the scenes with ESPN, 84 cameras and 120 members of staff

Wimbledon 2016: Behind the scenes with ESPN, 84 cameras and 120 members of staff

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If you're a tennis fan, there is a very good chance you've been glued to your phone, TV or tablet the last few days trying not to miss any of the highlights from the wonderfully British sporting event that is Wimbledon. For those lucky enough to have... >>

Here are all the iPhones, iPads, and Macs that won't run Apple's betas

Here are all the iPhones, iPads, and Macs that won't run Apple's betas

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Some Apple device owners were made really happy Thursday, while others probably balled up their fists and cursed the Cupertino company. Apple opened two beta programs to the public: iOS 10 (a major update to its mobile operating system, which is formally... >>

How to get MacOS Sierra right now and get it working on your Mac

How to get MacOS Sierra right now and get it working on your Mac

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Mac OS X is no more. Apple announced at WWDC 2016 in June that its operating system for Mac computers and MacBook laptops has a new name: MacOS. And the next version of the software, which is officially due out this autumn, will be called MacOS Sierra.... >>

How to get iOS 10 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad

How to get iOS 10 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad

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You can now download iOS 10, and it's completely free. The next major software update for iPhone and iPad will officially release alongside new iPhone models this autumn. If you'd like to try a version that's currently in the final stages of development,... >>

Tips for saving money on your energy bill this summer (and the rest of the year)

Tips for saving money on your energy bill this summer (and the rest of the year)

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Keeping energy bills as low as possible is an all-year-round job. Sure, you don't need the heating on in the sultry days of summer, but then that ramps up the AC costs instead. Or maybe the nights are still a little chilly even in summer where you are?... >>

Living with Siri on MacOS Sierra

Living with Siri on MacOS Sierra

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The upcoming update for Apple's computers (it's called Sierra and OS X is now called macOS, do keep up) has already announced lots of new features. One stands head and shoulders above the others though: the voice recognition-powered personal assistant... >>

Sky Broadband Shield porn filter switched on by default, here's what it does and how to turn it off

Sky Broadband Shield porn filter switched on by default, here's what it does and how to turn it off

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After successful trials of a "default on" approach with its Sky Broadband Shield service for some customers last year, the company has made the bold step of switching on porn and adult content filters for every customer by default. New customers who... >>

Now TV Smart Box: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Now TV Smart Box: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Sky has now set into motion a new stage for Now TV, its internet streaming service that has grown massively over the last couple of years. Not only has it introduced a new package and way to get Now TV, with the Now TV Combo that includes broadband and... >>

What is the Now TV Combo, how much does it cost and when can I get it?

What is the Now TV Combo, how much does it cost and when can I get it?

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Not only has Sky released a new Now TV Smart Box, but also offers a new contract-free home connectivity package. The Now TV Combo from Sky encompasses a streaming service pass, unlimited broadband and a phone line. Releasing such an all inclusive package... >>

Lego Dimensions Wave 6 in pictures: Gremlins, Harry Potter, Adventure Time and more

Lego Dimensions Wave 6 in pictures: Gremlins, Harry Potter, Adventure Time and more

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From 27 September, Lego Dimensions will gain a new wave of characters and missions. Like before, they are based on movie and TV show licences, but all-new ones that haven't featured before. The are new Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs, plus a new... >>

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus X: Which should you choose?

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus X: Which should you choose?

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OnePlus finally unveiled its latest "flagship killer" at an event in June following months and months of rumours. As expected, the OnePlus 3 follows in the path of its predecessor, offering tremendous value for money but is it the right OnePlus device... >>

Fujiiflm X-T2 vs X-T1: What's the difference?

Fujiiflm X-T2 vs X-T1: What's the difference?

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We're used to products being updated, but with some it begs the question whether it's worth the upgrade or, perhaps, looking at grabbing a bargain and buying the older-generation product on a deal. So how does the just-announced Fujifilm X-T2 compact... >>

Snapchat’s Memories feature totally changes the app - and here’s how

Snapchat’s Memories feature totally changes the app - and here’s how

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Just when you've finally figured out how Snapchat works, the app radically switches things up by introducing a massive update with new tricks. Last March, for instance, it rolled out Chat 2.0, with the goal of overhauling the chat experience inside Snapchat.... >>

How to make your yard smart

How to make your yard smart

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Ah, the joy of the yard. Sitting outside watching a movie in the summer is appealing enough, as is the idea of sitting in the car for your own private drive-in cinema. Smart tech can also ensure your lawn is watered and mowed with no intervention from... >>