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Best UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 deals

Best UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 deals

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Some people love shopping in sales, others hate it, but most people love a bargain. Whether you like looking for them or not is an entirely different matter, but getting something for less money than you would normally pay is a difficult thing to complain... >>

How to 3D print an award trophy, Pocket-lint style

How to 3D print an award trophy, Pocket-lint style

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Pocket-lint is leading the way once again with 3D printed awards for the second year running. And this time they're better than ever thanks to advanced 3D printing techniques and kit. We've teamed up with the brains over at MakerBot to come up with new,... >>

These amazing pictures were taken using just Sony a7R II, RX10 II and RX100 IV cameras

These amazing pictures were taken using just Sony a7R II, RX10 II and RX100 IV cameras

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To highlight the abilities of its camera sensors in low-light conditions, Sony armed professional photographer Mikael Buck with an a7R II compact system camera, plus RX10 II and RX100 IV compacts to take pictures of the incredible ice caverns in Vatnajokull,... >>

5 possible reasons why Apple bought Star Wars motion-capture company

5 possible reasons why Apple bought Star Wars motion-capture company

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Apple has acquired a Zurich-based startup responsible for the motion-capture technology used in the latest Star Wars film. Faceshift develops software that allows 3D-animated characters to mimic the facial expressions of an actor. Star Wars used it to... >>

Check out these incredible Star Wars Battlefront screens: Are they real or fake?

Check out these incredible Star Wars Battlefront screens: Are they real or fake?

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Since its release debate has raged over Star Wars Battlefront, with hardcore gamers bemoaning its simplicity and lack of longevity, while more casual gamers heralding the game for the exact same reasons. One thing nobody can dispute, however, is that... >>

Buying a Mac? Here are the essentials to know

Buying a Mac? Here are the essentials to know

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Whether it's Christmastime or your spouse's birthday, there are several times a year when you may find yourself browsing Apple's store and considering buying a new Mac for a loved one (or even yourself, because treat yo self). Apple tries to simplify... >>

What is Li-Fi and how is it 100 times faster than Wi-Fi?

What is Li-Fi and how is it 100 times faster than Wi-Fi?

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Just as you thought 4G or 5G LTE would finish off Wi-Fi once and for all, Li-Fi appears on the scene to rock its status. Wi-Fi has been great but it's already being outdone in 5G tests and now on a more local scale Li-Fi is 100 times faster, and more... >>

What is DisneyLife and why will it give Netflix and Amazon Prime sleepless nights?

What is DisneyLife and why will it give Netflix and Amazon Prime sleepless nights?

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Disney has been very active on streaming services over the last year or so, with many of its movies available to view as part of a Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video subscription. Its TV channels are also incredible popular in the UK, with series favourites... >>

Coinbase Shift Card is the first bitcoin debit card in the US: Here's what you need to know

Coinbase Shift Card is the first bitcoin debit card in the US: Here's what you need to know

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A bitcoin wallet known as Coinbase has just teamed up with VISA to offer the first bitcoin debit card in the US. The card will basically allow you to purchase goods anywhere VISA is accepted across 24 US states. In New Jersey, for instance, you'll be... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Inside Out, Jessica Jones...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Inside Out, Jessica Jones...

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With the Amazon Video channel now available on Roku devices alongside a whole host of other streaming services, there's plenty to watch this weekend away from the beaten track of conventional broadcast TV. Whether it's a movie, digital TV box-set or something... >>

Best camera 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best camera 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The 12th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us, which means in under a week we will be celebrating the best devices across a number of categories including smartphones, tablets, laptops and cameras. There are 12 categories this year, each... >>

BlackBerry Priv tips and tricks: Master your Android BB

BlackBerry Priv tips and tricks: Master your Android BB

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The BlackBerry Priv is something of a surprise package, fusing some of the best features of Android with the best of BlackBerry. You now have that keyboard and BlackBerry Hub, but you also have access to all those Android apps.  But this is a brave new... >>

Is the iPad Pro suitable for family fun?

Is the iPad Pro suitable for family fun?

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Although there has been much talk about Apple's new iPad, the 12-inch iPad Pro, being an ideal tablet for creatives, its extra screen size could be appealing for other situations too; as a family device, for example. It could be the hub of a whole family's... >>

Best connected toy 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best connected toy 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The 12th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in a week and with voting closing on 20 November at midnight, you only have a couple of days left to tell us who you think should win each of the 12 categories. The categories range from smartphones... >>

What is Google Project Aura? Everything you need to know

What is Google Project Aura? Everything you need to know

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Google Project Aura, not to be mistaken for modular phone Project Ara, has been revealed. The project follows up from Google Glass and continues to focus on the wearable world. But it's not just working on screen-based wearables that communicate with... >>

Google can now stream apps to your phone: What does that mean?

Google can now stream apps to your phone: What does that mean?

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Times have changed. People are increasingly searching the web from their mobile devices rather than their desktops, and Google knows this, so it's updating Google search in a way that allows the search engine to find and surface content from apps installed... >>

Amazon adds two-step verification: Here's how to enable it

Amazon adds two-step verification: Here's how to enable it

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Amazon.com just got a lot safer to use, thanks to a new login feature. Everyone knows by now that you can never be too safe when it comes to using the internet. We're told to use multiple, complex passwords across all our accounts, for instance. Or, better... >>

YouTube Kids goes live in the UK: What is it and how does it work?

YouTube Kids goes live in the UK: What is it and how does it work?

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YouTube Kids has finally arrived in the UK. Google launched a dedicated version of its video website designed just for kids in February, and now, in November, it has expanded the app beyond the US. According to Google, the app has been downloaded over... >>

Give the gift of personalised presents: 5 best websites

Give the gift of personalised presents: 5 best websites

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Buying gifts for people is always tricky. Even when you think you know them really well, you run the risk of the disappointed face. That risk is perhaps slightly reduced with a personalised gift however, as even those that aren't great at hiding it when... >>

Best smarthome device 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best smarthome device 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are just over a week away and that means we will soon be finding out the winners of the 12 categories ranging from smartphones to smarthome. Each category has been narrowed down to just five nominees from the hundreds of... >>

62 totally geeky gift ideas for Christmas

62 totally geeky gift ideas for Christmas

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If you have a geeky friend or loved one but don't know what to get them this holiday season without breaking the bank, consider a cheap and geeky toy. In an attempt to help you find the best and most affordable Christmas presents for geeky people this... >>

Google+ gets a major redesign: What's new and how can you try the preview?

Google+ gets a major redesign: What's new and how can you try the preview?

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Google is trying something new with Google+ in the hopes of breathing new life into the social network. A few months after acknowledging it forced people to use Google+ and that it would strip Google+ integration from all its products (meaning it would... >>

Tumblr's app finally lets you make GIFs: Here’s how it works

Tumblr's app finally lets you make GIFs: Here’s how it works

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When we think about Tumblr, we think about GIFs. Tumblr is a 8-year-old website and mobile app that lets you share GIFs, text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos with the world. According to the company, more than 23 million GIFs are posted to... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 vs Shield Tablet (2014): What’s the difference?

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 vs Shield Tablet (2014): What’s the difference?

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A year on from releasing its first Android tablet geared mainly for gaming, Nvidia has followed up the Shield Tablet with the Shield Tablet K1. The main difference between the two is price, with the newer model almost £100 cheaper. So we pop them head... >>

BlackBerry Vienna: What's the story so far?

BlackBerry Vienna: What's the story so far?

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Hot on the heels of BlackBerry's first Android smartphone, the Priv, is a new handset that's being called Vienna. If you remember, the Priv was codenamed Venice, so this continues the company's trend for using place names. In true BlackBerry style the... >>