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What's new in the latest Marshmallow Samsung Galaxy edge screen update?

What's new in the latest Marshmallow Samsung Galaxy edge screen update?

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Samsung has announced the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its Galaxy S6 edge and with it comes something new. The edge Screen has been given an update that makes it more useful than ever. The edge screen, built on an open SDK, allows for both Samsung... >>

Which Windows Phone is right for you? Microsoft Lumia 650 vs 550 vs 950 vs 950 XL

Which Windows Phone is right for you? Microsoft Lumia 650 vs 550 vs 950 vs 950 XL

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Microsoft has announced another Windows 10 smartphone to its portfolio in the form of the Lumia 650. The device is the first to appear with the operating system in 2016, joining three existing handsets that launched in October 2015. If you are after a... >>

NBCUniversal Hayu explained: What is it and when will it launch in the UK?

NBCUniversal Hayu explained: What is it and when will it launch in the UK?

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One of the world's leading entertainment companies has announced a new streaming video service that's all about reality TV - and it's intended audiences are in the UK, Ireland, and Australia. Called Hayu, NBCUniversal has described its initiative as... >>

Samsung Pay: What is it, how does it work, when is it coming to the UK?

Samsung Pay: What is it, how does it work, when is it coming to the UK?

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Samsung Pay, the platform that allows you to pay for goods and services simply by waving your Samsung device near a cash register instead of swiping a credit card or doling out your payment information, has been active for a number of months in the US... >>

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

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Withings is a company dedicated to helping you live a healthier life. It not only has numerous activity trackers to monitor how much you move, but it also has a sleep system, smarthome camera, baby monitor, blood pressure monitor and Wi-Fi scales within... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Crimson Peak, Zoolander...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Crimson Peak, Zoolander...

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It's the weekend and that means it's once again time to leave the dross the regular terrestrial channels serve up on a Friday night, Saturday and Sunday and aim for the streaming services instead. Surely it's far better to catch a movie or TV show you... >>

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016

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The London Bike Show, also home to adventure and triathlon, is back for 2016 to show off all the latest gadget innovations for the active types. Apart from a whole host of carbon, lycra and carbs the show is also home to gadgets that help make adventuring... >>

Force feedback joysticks and AR headsets aren't just for gamers, they're the future of combat aircraft

Force feedback joysticks and AR headsets aren't just for gamers, they're the future of combat aircraft

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A short train ride from London into the garden of England, as Kent is known, sits BAE Systems' Rochester facility. It's a site of some historical significance in aviation terms, as the WWII Short Stirling bomber was built here, but it's now where BAE... >>

44 amazing and cringeworthy selfies

44 amazing and cringeworthy selfies

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The selfie phenomenon is unrelenting. Now we even have to put up with selfie sticks for goodness' sakes. That said, we'd be lying if we didn't dot our own social media accounts with a surreptitiously taken smartphone snap taken at arm's length, quite... >>

Apple TV subscription streaming service: What's the story so far?

Apple TV subscription streaming service: What's the story so far?

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Sometimes there are so many Apple rumours they're difficult to keep straight, like the latest information surrounding Apple's TV streaming service. The Apple TV was just updated, despite reports from analysts, who repeatedly claim Apple will abandon the... >>

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

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Virtual reality, or VR, is far from a new technology. It has been around for decades, giving users the chance to experience and interact in a world that is separate to their real, everyday lives. This in turn has been used for a variety of reasons, from... >>

34 best Olloclip photos: You’ll be amazed what a phone camera can do

34 best Olloclip photos: You’ll be amazed what a phone camera can do

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Olloclip has been around for years as a means to enhance the camera on iPhones and now Samsung Galaxy S devices too. The result is that some seriously jaw-dropped photos are appearing online, which we've collected here. Olloclip has plenty of offerings... >>

17 great gadget gifts for girls

17 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... >>

Are the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Always On displays a good or bad thing?

Are the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Always On displays a good or bad thing?

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LG has just officially announced a feature of the G5 in the form of an Always On display. Samsung is also expected to launch this tech in its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The LG announcement comes in the form of a GIF (below) posted on the company's... >>

Google Editions at Play explained: What are 'books that can't be printed'?

Google Editions at Play explained: What are 'books that can't be printed'?

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Google has a new initiative called Editions at Play - and it's basically a bookstore selling a new type of digital book that can only be read from a browser (Chrome, preferably, via a smartphone). There are two books available at launch. They're not... >>

Oculus Rift: Everything you need to know

Oculus Rift: Everything you need to know

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Oculus Rift was been 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... >>

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... >>

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 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... >>

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... >>