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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... >>

McLaren teases the future of Formula 1 cars, MP4-X in pictures

McLaren teases the future of Formula 1 cars, MP4-X in pictures

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We may not have reached the flying car races of the future that games like Wipeout predicted, but Formula 1 is still evolving fast. A look at the next jump in that evolution has been shown of by McLaren in its MP4-X. McLaren has spent a lot of time and... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Star Wars, Fantastic Four...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Star Wars, Fantastic Four...

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Christmas will soon be upon us and that will ensure that the normal TV schedules will be full of schmaltz. Why not, therefore, invest in a streaming device to make sure that you have plenty of other options for movies and TV shows to watch? There's plenty... >>

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

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GoPro has been expanding its line-up of action cameras to fend off an increasingly busy end of the gadget market. With the likes of Sony, Panasonic, TomTom and even mobile phone network EE looking to get in on the action, it's never been a busier time... >>

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about 'VR photos'

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about 'VR photos'

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Google has been busy beefing up the Cardboard platform as of late, with the most recent addition being the launch of a dedicated camera app that lets you take immersive panoramic photos with sound. Earlier this week, Google partnered with Disney on a... >>

Facebook Live Video: Here's how the new broadcasting feature works

Facebook Live Video: Here's how the new broadcasting feature works

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Facebook is betting on a new live-streaming technology in an effort to remain competitive and possibly lure in teens. Teens and young adults are no longer in to perfectly-sculpted profile pages. They want niche apps for live-streaming, sharing video clips... >>

Best Christmas 2015 apps: Elf Yourself, NORAD Tracks Santa, and more

Best Christmas 2015 apps: Elf Yourself, NORAD Tracks Santa, and more

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There's an app for almost anything these days - including Christmas. You can download an app that turns your family into a bunch of goofy-looking, virtual elves, and then you can use the same app to share with the world a festive video clip of them dancing.... >>

These are the limited edition Xbox One controllers you can buy right now

These are the limited edition Xbox One controllers you can buy right now

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One of the crazes that has been raging since this generation of console gaming took off is that of special edition controllers. You could get the occasional customised controller for the PS3 and Xbox 360, even have it completely made into something quite... >>

9 best drone quadcopters to buy now: Parrot, DJI, Hubsan and more

9 best drone quadcopters to buy now: Parrot, DJI, Hubsan and more

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Drones are filling the headlines as well as the skies these days. From military drones bombing targets to amateur camera drones pestering celebrities, crashing into National Parks or shipping drugs into prisons – they're everywhere. Companies like... >>

Best 8 gadgets for entertainment at home this Christmas

Best 8 gadgets for entertainment at home this Christmas

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Whether you are looking for the best 4K TV on the market, the best speakers to get the party started, or the best devices to make sure you are setup for streaming Christmas movies, you've come to a great place. These are the best home entertainment... >>

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Which is best?

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Which is best?

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It’s battle of the big tabs. Literally. Apple has introduced the iPad Pro, following in the footsteps of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. But which is best: the newcomer iPad or the more established Surface Pro? On the (ahem) surface the concept of iPad... >>

Range Rover Evoque Convertible pictures: Packed with tech you didn't know about

Range Rover Evoque Convertible pictures: Packed with tech you didn't know about

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Land Rover already rocked the SUV world when it unleashed the first compact Range Rover in its Evoque. Now it's doing it again with a Range Rover Evoque Convertible. While the original Evoque was a design innovation that turned heads, the challenge of... >>

Samsung made a Gear VR web browser: Here's what you need to know

Samsung made a Gear VR web browser: Here's what you need to know

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Starting in early December, you'll be able to use your Samsung Gear VR headset to browse the web in virtual reality. Samsung is launching a beta version of "Samsung Internet for Gear VR." It's basically a virtual reality web browser. The idea is that... >>

And Spotify's Most Streamed Artist in 2015 is... the guy with the slick dance moves

And Spotify's Most Streamed Artist in 2015 is... the guy with the slick dance moves

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We now know who music fans played the most in 2015, on Spotify at least. The music-streaming service has released its annual Year in Music list, divulging which artists and songs were popular on Spotify around the globe during the year. And, according... >>

Vtech database hack: What to do now if you’re one of the 5 million affected

Vtech database hack: What to do now if you’re one of the 5 million affected

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Vtech makes electronic toys that help to educate kids, but those gadgets for tots can be hacked just like any other computer, apprently. The company has recently confirmed about 4.8 million parents and more than 200,000 children were affected in a wide-sweeping... >>

Apple Pay on the Underground: 10 top tips for using your iPhone or Apple Watch for Tube travel

Apple Pay on the Underground: 10 top tips for using your iPhone or Apple Watch for Tube travel

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Apple Pay has been live in the UK for sometime now. You might have noticed that the average queue at your local Pret or pub now features iPhone and Apple Watch owners thrusting their devices at store staff and payment machines. What you might not... >>

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 deals

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 deals

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Ah, 'tis the season again. The season of Christmas sales! This year's sale season begins on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US) and extends to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US), and it's when companies and retailers... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: MI: Rogue Nation, Ant-Man...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: MI: Rogue Nation, Ant-Man...

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You know that thing where you grab the remote to see if there's something interesting on television and end up cycling completely through the channels without finding anything you'd like to watch, no matter how many are available to you? Well, thanks... >>

Best UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 deals

Best UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 deals

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Some people love shopping in sales, others hate it, but most people love a bargain. Whether you like looking for them or not is an entirely different matter, but getting something for less money than you would normally pay is a difficult thing to complain... >>

How to 3D print an award trophy, Pocket-lint style

How to 3D print an award trophy, Pocket-lint style

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Pocket-lint is leading the way once again with 3D printed awards for the second year running. And this time they're better than ever thanks to advanced 3D printing techniques and kit. We've teamed up with the brains over at MakerBot to come up with new,... >>

These amazing pictures were taken using just Sony a7R II, RX10 II and RX100 IV cameras

These amazing pictures were taken using just Sony a7R II, RX10 II and RX100 IV cameras

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To highlight the abilities of its camera sensors in low-light conditions, Sony armed professional photographer Mikael Buck with an a7R II compact system camera, plus RX10 II and RX100 IV compacts to take pictures of the incredible ice caverns in Vatnajokull,... >>

5 possible reasons why Apple bought Star Wars motion-capture company

5 possible reasons why Apple bought Star Wars motion-capture company

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Apple has acquired a Zurich-based startup responsible for the motion-capture technology used in the latest Star Wars film. Faceshift develops software that allows 3D-animated characters to mimic the facial expressions of an actor. Star Wars used it to... >>

Check out these incredible Star Wars Battlefront screens: Are they real or fake?

Check out these incredible Star Wars Battlefront screens: Are they real or fake?

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Since its release debate has raged over Star Wars Battlefront, with hardcore gamers bemoaning its simplicity and lack of longevity, while more casual gamers heralding the game for the exact same reasons. One thing nobody can dispute, however, is that... >>

Buying a Mac? Here are the essentials to know

Buying a Mac? Here are the essentials to know

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Whether it's Christmastime or your spouse's birthday, there are several times a year when you may find yourself browsing Apple's store and considering buying a new Mac for a loved one (or even yourself, because treat yo self). Apple tries to simplify... >>