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6 must-have smart bathroom gadgets that are available now

6 must-have smart bathroom gadgets that are available now

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Of all the rooms in your house, the bathroom probably isn't top of the priority list for splashing cash on gadgets, seeing as most of your time is probably spent elsewhere unless you are an avid bubble bath fan. But that's not to say the bathroom doesn't... >>

What's new in YotaPhone 2 software? YETI 2.0 explored, from Gmail to YotaFitness and more

What's new in YotaPhone 2 software? YETI 2.0 explored, from Gmail to YotaFitness and more

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The YotaPhone 2 is a unique proposition thanks to its dual screens: a 5-inch OLED panel on the front and secondary 5-inch E Ink panel on the rear. And now - from 14 May 2015, in addition to a white variant and new £440 price point - it also features... >>

11 new things or changes the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus could feature

11 new things or changes the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus could feature

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Apple's next flagship smartphones, which might be called iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, are expected to debut this autumn, and so that means the rumour mill is already churning and spitting out bits of information about what the yet-to-be-confirmed devices... >>

Nvidia Grid now streams games in PS4-quality 1080p60: Here's how to do it

Nvidia Grid now streams games in PS4-quality 1080p60: Here's how to do it

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Nvidia has released a new public beta version of its Grid cloud gaming service that is capable of streaming games at 1080p and in 60fps - the same resolution and frame rate as many PlayStation 4, Xbox One and high-end PC games. Launched at the tail end... >>

Nokia 150th anniversary: Here's its 30 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia 150th anniversary: Here's its 30 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Wow, Nokia is 150-years old. Starting in a pulp mill in southwestern Finland on 12 May 1865. And while it has changed considerably in the intervening years, including selling its mobile devices business to Microsoft, the company still holds a dear place... >>

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat

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Snapchat has green-lit another web series, but this one is all about Sofia Vergara. The upcoming show - which is considered a shortform series because it'll only consist of six quick episodes shot in a vertical video format - is called Vergaraland and... >>

21 handmade gadgets and tech accessories on Etsy

21 handmade gadgets and tech accessories on Etsy

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Etsy isn't just a place for buying handmade jewelry and mittens. It is chock-full of gadgets and tech accessories too, meaning it's an ideal go-to site for those of you looking for gift ideas that are both unique and functional. We took a moment to browse... >>

Apple iPad Pro: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Apple iPad Pro: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Aside from an Apple Television or an Apple Car, one Apple rumour that's been going for a while - and may actually appear soon - is the iPad Pro. Unlike the TV or Car this has lots of leaks to support its existence and even it's imminent release. Apple... >>

How to make your home smart for under £1000

How to make your home smart for under £1000

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A smarthome is no longer a distant dream of the future, it is very much something you can achieve now, whether you have a little bit of spare cash, or a lot. There are plenty of ways, devices and products that can all contribute to making your home a... >>

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 re-launched earlier this year 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... >>

Apple OS X 10.11: What's happening with the next OS update for Macs?

Apple OS X 10.11: What's happening with the next OS update for Macs?

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With WWDC exactly one month away, you're probably wondering if Apple is planning to unveil its next operating system update for Macs, and if so, how might the software update change OS X Yosemite. There's likely a hundred questions you're asking yourself,... >>

Android Wear 5.1 explored: One small step for Android Wear...

Android Wear 5.1 explored: One small step for Android Wear...

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Google announced an update to Android Wear in April, making its debut on the LG Watch Urbane and rolling out to other devices in the family. It's the most significant Wear update so far, a step change in functionality. Android Wear has spent its time... >>

IFTTT compatible hardware: 25 devices to recipe your life

IFTTT compatible hardware: 25 devices to recipe your life

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IFTTT works on the statement: If This Then That, and it's a service that is commonly associated with the smarthome and connected devices. IFTTT allows you to create what the company calls "recipes" between what it refers to as "channels". In English,... >>

5 expensive iPad apps worth more than a fiver

5 expensive iPad apps worth more than a fiver

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The prices of applications can be a sticky subject amongst developers and consumers alike, especially when considering apps on mobile devices. While it is par for the course to spend £20 or more on a piece of software or game for a PC, Mac or console,... >>

What does the Tory 2015 win mean for tech? 6 policies that could make a difference

What does the Tory 2015 win mean for tech? 6 policies that could make a difference

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The 2015 general election is now over and the Conservative Party has won a majority of seats. It will therefore be in power for the next five years, with Prime Minister David Cameron continuing in that role. This might have come as a surprise to many,... >>

Wi-Fi Calling: What is it and which devices support it?

Wi-Fi Calling: What is it and which devices support it?

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Wi-Fi Calling seems to be the new "in" tech-thing of the moment. Apple recently rolled out a software update that expanded support for the feature to Sprint in the US and EE in the UK, and now everybody is talking about what it is, how it works, and how... >>

Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets revealed

Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets revealed

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Your Apple Watch has finally arrived, but you've been staring at the new smartwatch for the last 10 minutes trying to work out how to use it. There's no denying it, the Apple Watch is a complex device that offers plenty to those happy and keen to explore... >>

Smart lighting solutions: Here are seven options to choose from

Smart lighting solutions: Here are seven options to choose from

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Having a smarthome isn't just about clever appliances or smartphone-controlled heating, there are also robotic vacuum cleaners, Bluetooth-enabled showerheads and music-playing mirrors to consider introducing. But that's not all. You can also get clever... >>

Election 2015: Still unsure on who to vote for? Here are 5 websites to help

Election 2015: Still unsure on who to vote for? Here are 5 websites to help

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It is 7 May and therefore the long, drawn out process to vote on the next government for the UK is underway. Unless you previously voted by post, you have until 10pm (in most places) tonight to have your say in which person in your constituency you would... >>

Sharp adds Roku to smart TVs: Here are 3 other TVs with built-in Roku

Sharp adds Roku to smart TVs: Here are 3 other TVs with built-in Roku

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Roku has announced it added a new smart TV partner: Sharp. Most people know they can access Roku's streaming service through its lineup of set-top boxes and a media streaming stick, but often times, people don't know they could've just bought a smart... >>

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

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Oculus has announced that the long-awaited consumer model of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be available to buy from early next year. There's no exact date, but even that window is better than we've had before as, while there have been confirmations... >>

LG G4 vs LG G Flex 2: What's the difference?

LG G4 vs LG G Flex 2: What's the difference?

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LG announced the LG G4 at the end of April, bringing with it a 5.5-inch QHD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 16-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera. It joins the January-launched LG G Flex 2 in the company's line-up of flagship... >>

Apple TV tips and tricks

Apple TV tips and tricks

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Apple TV is as simple as it gets. It's a little black box with rounded corners that connects to your HDTV and the internet in order to serve up television programming and other video and audio content from Apple's own apps and third-party services, such... >>

11 recipes to make heating control simpler with IFTTT

11 recipes to make heating control simpler with IFTTT

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IFTTT is a service you may have heard us talk about in the past when it comes to smarthome. It's based on the statement: If This Then That, and it doesn't get anywhere near the amount of credit it deserves. This service has the ability to tie everything... >>

Great Little Place reveals the best hidden restaurants and bars in 40 cities

Great Little Place reveals the best hidden restaurants and bars in 40 cities

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Great Little Place (GLP) is a new app that has been created with the sole aim of presenting you with the hidden and less known bars and restaurants around you, or an area you are planning to visit. Have you ever had a friend turn around and say "I know this... >>