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PS4 3.5 software update: 6 reasons to update your system

PS4 3.5 software update: 6 reasons to update your system

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Sony has announced a software update for the PS4. It's called version 3.50. With this major update to the system, you will be able to play games remotely through a PC or a Mac. You'll also be able to appear offline from now on so that you can concentrate... >>

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption: What does that mean?

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption: What does that mean?

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has updated with end-to-end encryption. The latest version of the messaging client now ensures all messages, photos, video, files, and calls are completely secure for its 1 billion users (no matter whether they are using iPhones,... >>

Apple Pay explained: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Pay explained: What is it and how does it work?

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Apple Pay is a payment system designed to change the way you shop. The company has been leading the way in the effort to move consumers from physical wallets packed with cards to a world in which your iPhone or Watch does all the work. We've combed through... >>

How to switch from iPhone to Android

How to switch from iPhone to Android

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You've decided to make the switch. There could be many reasons behind why a person might ditch their iPhone in favour of an Android device. But, no matter what that reason may be, anyone who has done it or plans to do it primarily cares about one thing:... >>

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... >>

April Fools' Day 2016: The best stories from around the web

April Fools' Day 2016: The best stories from around the web

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Today is the day to be cautious when sharing exciting new stories from your social media feeds, if you don't want to be labelled the fool this April. April Fools' Day has well and truly taken the internet by storm with big companies like Samsung, Sony,... >>

Tesla Model 3 event: How to watch and what to expect

Tesla Model 3 event: How to watch and what to expect

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Tesla Motors will unveil its first affordable, mass-market electric vehicle in California on 31 March, but the automaker doesn't plan to reveal everything all at once, according to a recent tweet from Elon Musk. Musk, the co-founder, CEO, and "product... >>

Riding shotgun with Batman: We’ve driven in the Batmobile

Riding shotgun with Batman: We’ve driven in the Batmobile

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When you get a chance to ride in the actual Batmobile you take it, right? We were offered a ride and deliberated, in fear of having to wear the green panties of Robin. The outcome was inevitable, the experience mind-blowing. The new Batmobile, featured... >>

Which iPad is best for you? iPad mini 2 vs iPad mini 4 vs iPad Air 2 vs iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9

Which iPad is best for you? iPad mini 2 vs iPad mini 4 vs iPad Air 2 vs iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9

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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.... >>

Best smartphone camera: iPhone 6S Plus vs SGS7 edge vs LG G5

Best smartphone camera: iPhone 6S Plus vs SGS7 edge vs LG G5

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Phone cameras have become mighty impressive in recent years, almost making dedicated cameras redundant. As we push into 2016 the new wave of flagship devices come with formidable camera specs. And having reviewed the LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and... >>

LG G5: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

LG G5: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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The LG G5 was officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona and has since become available to pre-order in the UK. It seems LG making quite a large departure from the G3 and G4 handsets that came before, so is definitely one that should... >>

Apple iPhone SE: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple iPhone SE: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Apple announced the iPhone SE at its Special Event on 21 March, launching the updated version of its smaller-format iPhone alongside a smaller iPad Pro. It replaces the iPhone 5S, bringing a lot of what you loved about that phone, fusing it with much... >>

What is Google Fiber Phone and where can you get it?

What is Google Fiber Phone and where can you get it?

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Landlines are still a thing, apparently, but Google just introduced a service that aims to bring them up to date. Google is getting into the home phone business, with a new service called Google Fiber Phone. It's part of the company's Fiber brand that... >>

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

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The Apple Watch has been out since April 2015 but while there are plenty of options when it comes to case colours, materials and straps through Apple, it only offers one official docking station for holding the Watch. The Magnetic Charging Dock activates... >>

iOS 9.3 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

iOS 9.3 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

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Apple has released iOS 9.3 to the public after months of beta testing. It is the third major update to iOS 9 since its debut in September and comes on the back of the new iPhone SE and iPad Pro (9.7-inch) iPad. Apple has packaged a tonne of improvements... >>

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?

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Reports from last year suggested Dr Dre would soon star in Apple's first original TV series, a somewhat-autobiographical drama called Vital Signs, but now we're hearing that another Hip-Hop star, Will.i.am, is set to star in the company's first major... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

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Over the last few years, movie and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK. As well as the big and obvious free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC... >>

Gadget Show Live 2016: Jason Bradbury talks VR, GamesMaster and why YouTubers will inherit the Earth

Gadget Show Live 2016: Jason Bradbury talks VR, GamesMaster and why YouTubers will inherit the Earth

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For the last 12 years, Jason Bradbury has been the face of gadgets and technology, at least where television is concerned. He has been the main host of Channel 5's The Gadget Show throughout its entire 25 series run, and shows no sign of stopping. He's... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 camera: Raw shooting expert guide

Samsung Galaxy S7 camera: Raw shooting expert guide

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One of the more advanced features offered by the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is raw shooting. This is a camera feature that's been creeping into smartphones over the past few years. We first saw Nokia announce it and it's also been... >>

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

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Although there have been recent rumours that suggest otherwise, Nintendo has firmly denied that it is halting manufacture of the Wii U console. Even the most die-hard Nintendo fan will have to admit that it's been an unmitigated flop in comparison to... >>

Can someone Photoshop the Eiffel Tower under my finger? Simple request, hilarious results

Can someone Photoshop the Eiffel Tower under my finger? Simple request, hilarious results

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When Sid Frisjes visited France he, like many before him, attempted to get a humorous photo with him stood in front of the Eiffel Tower, with the perspective looking like he was touching it. When he saw the image, though, he realised it was anything but.... >>

PlayStation VR: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

PlayStation VR: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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First announced in 2014, under the codename Project Morpheus, PlayStation VR is likely to be a hit this coming Christmas and could even be the definitive device in the explosion of virtual reality. Sony's virtual reality headset works with the PS4, which... >>

Sony's Life Space UX smarthome range: What is it and when can you buy it?

Sony's Life Space UX smarthome range: What is it and when can you buy it?

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Sony in 2014 unveiled an ambitious concept called Life Space UX, with the purpose of transforming a typical room in your house into a smart space for exceptional, even interactive experiences. The company showed Pocket-lint at CES 2014 in Las Vegas a... >>

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

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Let's be real here: Vine is addicting. You open the mobile app or go to the website, thinking you'll only watch a few video clips, and then suddenly it is two hours later. So, what makes Twitter's 6-second video service so addictive? The Viners. The talent... >>

Best Google Cardboard rivals: Which cheap VR headset should you buy?

Best Google Cardboard rivals: Which cheap VR headset should you buy?

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Not everyone is willing to commit to the high price tags of the Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR or HTC Vive. If you consider yourself among that cautious crowd, you'll be glad to learn there are other, affordable VR headsets available. In fact, these alternatives... >>