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Oculus Touch controllers: When can you buy them and for how much?

Oculus Touch controllers: When can you buy them and for how much?

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR has finally released its Rift Touch controllers.During the virtual reality company's third-annual Oculus Connect conference in October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to reveal Oculus is making a standalone VR headset... >>

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?

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Sonos Trueplay is a software feature that will allow anyone who owns a Sonos speaker to tune it specifically to the room it is in. In a similar way to how someone might tune a professional hi-fi system, Sonos essentially brought this technology to the... >>

How to control Sonos through Spotify

How to control Sonos through Spotify

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Sonos has released the over-the-air software update that allows users to play music directly from the Spotify app, rather than just through the Sonos app.Until now, Sonos users were required to sign into their Spotify Premium account via the Sonos app... >>

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

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Autonomous vehicles are no longer just a figment of the imagination, nor are they the preserve of science fiction. They are coming and whether you like the idea or not, in 10 years time, it's likely that autonomous vehicles will be considered the norm.Each... >>

What is Amazon Go and how does it work?

What is Amazon Go and how does it work?

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Tech companies are constantly exploring new ways to sell us their goods, and Amazon's latest example has plenty of people scratching their heads.The online retailer has announced it is opening a brick-and-mortar physical store in Seattle, Washington,... >>

36 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year

36 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year

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Part of the joy behind the gift-giving experience is finding an awesome present that's tailored to one person. But did you realise wrapping paper can further bring that present to a whole new (and geekier) level?Surprising a person with a Christmas gift... >>

Audio-Technica talks headphones tech, from Pure Digital Drive to Hi-Res Audio

Audio-Technica talks headphones tech, from Pure Digital Drive to Hi-Res Audio

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We're sat in Audio-Technica's downtown Tokyo headquarters, peering through a one-way window overlooking the company's professional music studio, sat with Keisuke Kobayashi, the company's director of marketing and engineering. For this isn't just a headphone... >>

iMyfone Umate Pro: The secure way to erase phone data and free up space

iMyfone Umate Pro: The secure way to erase phone data and free up space

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When it's time to move onto a new phone and sell your old one, you need to securely erase it.If you don't do that, your privacy is at risk of being invaded, as your emails, photos, and personal data can be retrieved by anyone with malicious intent. To... >>

The Game Awards 2016: All the new game trailers unveiled, in one place

The Game Awards 2016: All the new game trailers unveiled, in one place

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This year's Game Awards are done and dusted, but if you didn't catch the show live, no worries.Pocket-lint has gathered up every new game trailer that premiered at The Game Awards 2016 and listed below. We've also included a 4K stream of the actual show,... >>

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

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It's almost Christmas and that means there's a stack of amazing TV shows coming up on the old gogglebox.All of the major channels will be hosting specials and festive fun, with some major returns and debuts along the way. There's also one or two old faves... >>

91 Locker: Is this the ultimate wallpaper picker?

91 Locker: Is this the ultimate wallpaper picker?

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If you're looking for a new lock screen wallpaper to try on your Android phone, consider using 91 Locker.It's an app. The purpose of this app is to serve up all sorts of lock wallpapers, as well as templates, news, and tools, so you can customise your... >>

Apple iCloud Calendar spam: What's going on and is there a fix?

Apple iCloud Calendar spam: What's going on and is there a fix?

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Spam is not unique to email. You can get spammy iCloud Calendar invites, too.Lately, there has been a massive spike in spam iCloud Calendar invites, according to several reports as well as users on Twitter. It's reached the point to where Apple has announced... >>

Moto Mods: Everything you need to know about the Moto Z's snap-on accessories

Moto Mods: Everything you need to know about the Moto Z's snap-on accessories

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It's clear from looking at the smartphone industry recently that there's a growing interest in modular mobile devices. LG launched the G5 in 2016, complete with its "Friends" options that clip onto the bottom of the phone to add extra features. Google,... >>

91 Launcher Pro: A new way to spice up your Android phone interface

91 Launcher Pro: A new way to spice up your Android phone interface

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Tired of the old, default launcher or phone interface? Consider using the 91 Launcher Pro app.91 Launcher Pro gives you access to wallpapers, themes, 3D Touch-like enhancements, a comprehensive weather widget, and several other features, including a power-saving... >>

Best SIM-only plans available in the UK

Best SIM-only plans available in the UK

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Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... >>

Dr News: The one news app to replace them all?

Dr News: The one news app to replace them all?

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Want an app that delivers the latest news, but in a way that you can customise?Look no further than Dr News. After you download and open Dr News, you will be asked to select your edition (US/India/Globe). You will then be able to select categories that... >>

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

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Launched in October last year, the Freeview Play service has gathered momentum of late. Many more supported devices are now available and the free catch-up technology from the UK's major digital television provider is proving an excellent alternative... >>

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

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There's a revolution happening in TV catch-up. Paid TV services have long offered on demand services, as have individual applications for a multitude of broadcasters, but now there's a subscription free alternative to catching up on television shows you've... >>

Facebook Messenger lets you play instant games like Pac-Man: Here's how to find and play them

Facebook Messenger lets you play instant games like Pac-Man: Here's how to find and play them

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To keep you on Facebook longer or at least using its chat app, Facebook has launched an Instant Games feature for Messenger.The feature lets you instantly play titles within the chat app itself, and like FarmVille and other Facebook games of the past,... >>

Leica and the bigger picture: 20 fascinating facts you didn't know about the camera maker

Leica and the bigger picture: 20 fascinating facts you didn't know about the camera maker

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Think you know Leica? Think again. The German camera maker has always been synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. Its cameras have adorned the necks of famous photographers such as Elliot Erwitt and Henri Cartier Bresson. Even Her Majesty the Queen... >>

Dish Sling TV explained: Does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

Dish Sling TV explained: Does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

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One of the most buzz-worthy things unveiled last year wasn't a virtual-reality headset or an expensive television or even wearable gadget that could read every function in your body. It was an over-the-top television service from Dish, called Sling TV.It's... >>

Best Cyber Monday 2016 UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Fitbit, Polar and more

Best Cyber Monday 2016 UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Fitbit, Polar and more

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Black Friday turned into the biggest shopping day of the year and now the biggest retailers have pushed these deals on to Cyber Monday so you can carry on saving yourself a packet in the run-up to Christmas. This Cyber Monday we're expecting fitness... >>

Cyber Monday UK laptop deals: The best laptop deals online

Cyber Monday UK laptop deals: The best laptop deals online

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Black Friday isn't quite over yet, with some of the best laptop deals continuing into Cyber Monday and beyond. There are loads of savings on laptops, netbooks and notebooks to be had – so plenty of opportunity to grab a bargain in time for Christmas... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

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Apple unveiled several new devices at an event in March 2016, one of which was the update to the iPad Air 2, only it doesn't sit in the Air range. Instead, the latest 9.7-incher comes in the form of a smaller iPad Pro. We have put the specs of... >>

7 great reasons to get a Freeview Play box

7 great reasons to get a Freeview Play box

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Freeview Play launched in November 2015 as the company's new connected TV service. With it you're able to scroll backwards and forward by seven days to either set recordings for future shows, or catch-up on the ones you've missed. Catch-up apps are baked... >>