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6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

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Although there have been recent rumours that suggest otherwise, Nintendo has firmly denied that it is halting manufacture of the Wii U console. Even the most die-hard Nintendo fan will have to admit that it's been an unmitigated flop in comparison to... >>

Can someone Photoshop the Eiffel Tower under my finger? Simple request, hilarious results

Can someone Photoshop the Eiffel Tower under my finger? Simple request, hilarious results

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When Sid Frisjes visited France he, like many before him, attempted to get a humorous photo with him stood in front of the Eiffel Tower, with the perspective looking like he was touching it. When he saw the image, though, he realised it was anything but.... >>

PlayStation VR: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

PlayStation VR: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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First announced in 2014, under the codename Project Morpheus, PlayStation VR is likely to be a hit this coming Christmas and could even be the definitive device in the explosion of virtual reality. Sony's virtual reality headset works with the PS4, which... >>

Sony's Life Space UX smarthome range: What is it and when can you buy it?

Sony's Life Space UX smarthome range: What is it and when can you buy it?

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Sony in 2014 unveiled an ambitious concept called Life Space UX, with the purpose of transforming a typical room in your house into a smart space for exceptional, even interactive experiences. The company showed Pocket-lint at CES 2014 in Las Vegas a... >>

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

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Let's be real here: Vine is addicting. You open the mobile app or go to the website, thinking you'll only watch a few video clips, and then suddenly it is two hours later. So, what makes Twitter's 6-second video service so addictive? The Viners. The talent... >>

Best Google Cardboard rivals: Which cheap VR headset should you buy?

Best Google Cardboard rivals: Which cheap VR headset should you buy?

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Not everyone is willing to commit to the high price tags of the Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR or HTC Vive. If you consider yourself among that cautious crowd, you'll be glad to learn there are other, affordable VR headsets available. In fact, these alternatives... >>

How to get started with the new BBC micro:bit computer

How to get started with the new BBC micro:bit computer

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Announced last year, the BBC micro:bit pocket-sized computer is now being delivered to all 11 and 12-year-olds (Year 7) in the UK. The new computer, which many will see as an alternative to the Raspberry Pi, offers kids the chance to play with dedicated... >>

Apple March event: 9 headlines you probably missed

Apple March event: 9 headlines you probably missed

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You've probably heard by now that Apple introduced a budget iPhone as well as a more portable iPad Pro during its March event, but beyond those two new devices, it also announced software updates, an Apple Watch price drop, new accessories and programmes,... >>

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

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Apple is done holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it unveiled a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands alongside a price drop for its wearable. Apple revealed it will now... >>

Don't dismiss the iPhone SE: 5 reasons to love Apple's new iPhone

Don't dismiss the iPhone SE: 5 reasons to love Apple's new iPhone

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Tim Cook and co took to the stage in Cupertino today to announce a new iPhone. Not an all-singing all-dancing flagship iPhone 7, but a new smaller iPhone, the iPhone SE. It replaced the oldest handset in Apple's offering, as the iPhone 5S retires. But... >>

What is Apple Renew and how does it benefit me? Trade-in and recycle options explored

What is Apple Renew and how does it benefit me? Trade-in and recycle options explored

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Apple is going extra green. And no, that's not a new iPhone colour variant. It's all to do with recycling, with Apple Renew - the company's trade-in and recycling incentive programme - announced proper at the company's iPhone SE and iPad Pro (9.7-inch)... >>

See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event

See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event

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Apple has just finished holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it announced a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and a price drop for the Apple Watch. You can watch the entire show unfold for yourself... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Although an iPad Air 3 was rumoured throughout the build up to Apple's 21 March unveiling, it turns out that although much of the speculation was correct in the features the new iPad would offer, the name wasn't. Instead, Apple has simply called its... >>

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

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Apple wants to turn iPhones from across the world into devices that collect scientific data for medical research. Back in March 2015 the Cupertino company introduced ResearchKit during its Spring Forward event, following that up a year later with the... >>

The amazingly eye-catching novelty watches of Baselworld 2016

The amazingly eye-catching novelty watches of Baselworld 2016

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Baselworld brings together the world's biggest watch and jewellery makers in a celebration of luxury, in the Swiss town of Basel. Naturally there's a heavy leaning towards the traditions of the Swiss Watch industry, but there's a growing sense of smart... >>

How to watch the iPhone SE launch: Livestream details for iOS, Apple TV, Mac or PC

How to watch the iPhone SE launch: Livestream details for iOS, Apple TV, Mac or PC

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Apple has announced a special press launch for today, but you can tune in and watch live even if you aren't part of the media. The company has confirmed it will livestream its 21 March event. It is expected to unveil several new products during the keynote,... >>

What to expect at Apple's 21 March event: iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and more

What to expect at Apple's 21 March event: iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and more

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Apple has issued invitations to an event on 21 March, saying "Let us loop you in". Rumours about a March event have been circulating for some time, and now it's official: we're going to be facing a range of new launches from the Cupertino company. Apple's... >>

Top 20 GIFs on Tinder: Use these to woo and you'll likely get a response

Top 20 GIFs on Tinder: Use these to woo and you'll likely get a response

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Why ask someone in person to go on a pizza date when you could save face and just send them a GIF of pizza instead? Tinder in January released a major update that allows people to send GIFs to their matches, thanks to integration with GIF repository... >>

How to get ready for PlayStation VR on the cheap

How to get ready for PlayStation VR on the cheap

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When Sony officially announced price and release date for its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset, it soon became apparent that it would actually cost more to get it up and running that the headline-friendly price tag. The headset will cost £350 (quoted... >>

LG G5 pre-order deals for 1 April release date: Here are the prices and amazing freebies

LG G5 pre-order deals for 1 April release date: Here are the prices and amazing freebies

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The LG G5 will be available from 1 April but you wouldn't be a fool if you pre-ordered one from several of the UK's networks or retailers now. That's because they are offering some amazing deals for the flagship Android smartphone. The phone was a real... >>

5 Lightning headphones to buy when iPhone ditches the 3.5mm jack

5 Lightning headphones to buy when iPhone ditches the 3.5mm jack

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Apple reportedly plans to ditch the headphone jack on the next iPhone. This is where you scream and curse at Apple. Done? Okay, now let's move on, talk about why, and consider the alternatives, including lightning headphones. Yes. Those are thing. They're... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile rollout: Which phones get it first and how?

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile rollout: Which phones get it first and how?

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Microsoft has finally begun the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile to select Windows Phone 8.1 devices. You can download an app to see if the upgrade is available for you device, which we discuss below. Microsoft said the first phones getting the upgrade include... >>

New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams F1 VR experience you can watch online

New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams F1 VR experience you can watch online

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Sky has announced that it is backing virtual reality big time with a series of VR shorts. These start with a virtual reality Formula One experience to kick off the new F1 season this weekend. The broadcaster, which was one of the first commercial backers... >>

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking market. It's been kicking around for a good few years now, sitting at the top of its class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness. Chances are if you are reading this feature,... >>

Best Apple Watch apps to streamline your family life

Best Apple Watch apps to streamline your family life

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With plenty of apps available on iTunes these days, the Apple Watch can potentially revolutionise interactions by extending phone features to our wrist and making them more efficient. And beyond the situations early adopters took their phones through,... >>