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Best Android phones: These are the Androids you're looking for

Best Android phones: These are the Androids you're looking for

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Android now makes up a huge proportion of the smartphone market. Unlike Apple where you have the choice of a smaller or larger iPhone, in Android you have some serious decisions to make when it comes to buying a new phone. Android celebrates variety and... >>

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

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If you have kids, you probably care about they do on a mobile device.Don't get us wrong. You want them to explore, tinker around, and aspire to be Mark Zuckerberg 2.0, but at the same time, there are just some things kids maybe shouldn't do on an internet-connected... >>

Snapchat Widget: How to add Bitmoji chat shortcuts to your home screen

Snapchat Widget: How to add Bitmoji chat shortcuts to your home screen

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Snapchat has updated to allow users to create shortcuts of their best friends’ Bitmoji and add them to their home screen.These nifty shortcuts appear in a new Snapchat Widget that's rolling out. If you tap a shortcut, it will immediately open a text... >>

Tech meets fashion: 6 of the most stylish smartwatches

Tech meets fashion: 6 of the most stylish smartwatches

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The worlds of fashion and tech are becoming more and more entwined. The collaborations that happen during fashion week are just the tip of the iceberg though, with numerous devices taking a fashion spin.It's smartwatches that have seen one of the biggest... >>

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared

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TPVision, which releases televisions under the Philips brand, has unveiled its 2017 range of sets and it has a healthy range of 4K HDR options coming to the UK.They will hit British stores from April/May, with some coming in June, mainly because TPVision... >>

Tile Deal: Get money off the Bluetooth tracker

Tile Deal: Get money off the Bluetooth tracker

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If you've been thinking about getting Tile, now's the time.Tile, the company behind the tiny, square-shaped Bluetooth trackers that help you find stuff, has announced it will have a sale on the Slim version of its Tile product. The limited-time offer... >>

Amazon Echo finally supports Bluetooth speakers: Here's how to connect them and why you should

Amazon Echo finally supports Bluetooth speakers: Here's how to connect them and why you should

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Amazon Echo couldn't pair with other speakers until now.Previously, for some people, the Amazon Echo Dot seemed to have an advantage over its taller, full-fledged sibling. But thanks to an update that is quietly rolling out, you can finally connect the... >>

Best LG G6 cases: Protect your new LG phone

Best LG G6 cases: Protect your new LG phone

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LG's latest flagship smartphone, the LG G6, has arrived - and it's totally different than its predecessor.The company has ditched the modular concept it introduced with last year's LG G5, opting for a metal-and-glass sandwich for the LG G6. This, of course,... >>

Planet Earth II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR: How to watch it and what to expect

Planet Earth II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR: How to watch it and what to expect

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BBC Worldwide decided that Planet Earth II would be its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release and for good reason. It was originally shot and rendered in 4K so it should look stunning in the native format.In addition, the Ultra HD BD release of the nature... >>

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to in 2017

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to in 2017

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To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches. In 2016, we saw Apple launch its second-generation smartwatch, Asus and Samsung their third... >>

12 best Amazon Echo compatible devices you can buy today

12 best Amazon Echo compatible devices you can buy today

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There's no denying it, the smarthome is a brewing market coming to life, thanks in the most part to the companies seeking to unify all your smart connected products, letting you control them from a single hub. None caught our imagination more over the... >>

What is Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, how do they work, and when can you use them?

What is Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, how do they work, and when can you use them?

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Days after Microsoft announced a release date for its Slack competitor, Teams, Google has introduced its own workplace chat offering.Companies are increasingly taking an enterprise focus when it comes to chat services. Facebook, for instance, offers... >>

LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T: What's the difference?

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LG announced its 2017 flagship smartphone on 26 February in the form of the G6. The new device brings several exciting features, including a dual-rear camera, 18:9 ratio display and a premium design.How does it compare to its competition though? This... >>

OnePlus 3T tips and tricks: Master your 2017 flagship killer

OnePlus 3T tips and tricks: Master your 2017 flagship killer

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OnePlus 3T is comfortably the best phone in its class. And while its hardware is admirable for a £400 phone, the software does its bit to ensure the experience of using it is both smooth and unique. While it looks very much like standard Android OS,... >>

Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer

Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer

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Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is not just one of 2017's most-anticipated games. It's also one of the most complex games ever made.This is thanks primarily to a vast, startlingly realistic map depicting a thoroughly believable near-future Bolivia in... >>

What is Facebook Messenger Day and does it work like Snapchat?

What is Facebook Messenger Day and does it work like Snapchat?

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Facebook is trying to make Messenger an app you'll always want to use. Wait, actually, it just wants to copy and replace Snapchat for you.It’s integrated bots so you can use it like an assistant. It’s added games so you can use it for fun. And, of... >>

Best of the Geneva Motor Show 2017: Concept cars, supercars and everything in-between

Best of the Geneva Motor Show 2017: Concept cars, supercars and everything in-between

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The Geneva Motor Show is the most important in the European calendar. The industry crossroads, the point where everyone (and their entourage) rock up and where we're usually guaranteed the biggest single number of car launches.And 2017 was a bumper show,... >>

What is QLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

What is QLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

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Samsung used CES 2017 to introduce a new type of TV technology that could prove to be a major leap forward in picture quality. It's called QLED, which you may think is incredibly similar to OLED. That's no coincidence, as both TV types are battling to... >>

PS4 update 4.50 now available: Here's what it does to your console

PS4 update 4.50 now available: Here's what it does to your console

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Sony has pushed a major new update for the PlayStation 4 that includes some much-requested features. You should see it appear on your console either automatically or through the System menu.The version 4.50 update (previously codenamed Sasuke) brings... >>

What is Tinder Select and can anyone use it to date celebrities?

What is Tinder Select and can anyone use it to date celebrities?

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If you were ever hoping to swipe across a celebrity on Tinder, we're sorry to break it to you, but that probably isn't going to happen now.Over the past couple decades, the internet has revolutionised dating. You no longer have to hit on people at bars... >>

Best tech toys for Christmas 2017: Star Wars, Lego, Nerf, Hatchimals and more

Best tech toys for Christmas 2017: Star Wars, Lego, Nerf, Hatchimals and more

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It might be a while before Christmas is upon us again but the toy industry has revealed its plans already.A series of Toy Fairs around the world have showed off the best gadgets and gizmos for kids that your young ones will be begging Santa Claus for... >>

Instagram Stories adds Snapchat-like geostickers: Here's how the visual location tags work

Instagram Stories adds Snapchat-like geostickers: Here's how the visual location tags work

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In yet another effort to take on (or copy) Snapchat, Instagram has launched geostickers.Geostickers, which are kind of like stickers that represent your location, only work in Instagram's ephemeral Stories feature. And they're currently limited to just... >>

LG G6 vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

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LG announced its latest flagship smartphone on 26 February 2017 in the form of the G6. The new device brings some exciting features with it, including a huge HDR display in a small premium and waterproof body.It seems to right the wrongs of the G5, at... >>

Nintendo Switch: Price, specs and everything you need to know

Nintendo Switch: Price, specs and everything you need to know

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Nintendo has finally introduced its new, all-singing, all-dancing games machine.The Nintendo Switch is a console comprised of a portable tablet-like device and a docking station for home play. It is different, interesting and we've been playing with... >>

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

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Sonos has announced a new speaker to its home theatre portfolio in the form of the PlayBase. The new speaker is designed for TVs that aren't wall-mounted, sliding beneath them, while the PlayBar is primarily for wall-mounted TVs.What are the other differences... >>