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Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Motorola has changed hands more times than a used car in recent years, skipping over to Google and then to Lenovo where it currently resides. With future phones carrying the Moto branding - and a shake-up in 2016 introducing the Moto Z family, it was unclear... >>

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

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Huawei is fast becoming a big name in the smartphone world, producing well-built and well-specced devices for less than its competitors. The recent Mate 9 was a good device, meaning expectations are high for the company's next P flagship.Well it's now... >>

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P10 Plus: What's the difference?

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P10 Plus: What's the difference?

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A new phone's in town: the Huawei P10. It comes in green, if you want. It also comes in a Plus-sized and more powerful model: the Huawei P10 Plus.So what, exactly, is the difference between these two models and which one will best suit your needs?Huawei... >>

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

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The launch of LG's next flagship is finally here, following months and months of rumours and teasers. The new device has made its debut at Mobile World Congress on 26 February, bringing with it a huge display, all new design and some great specs.Here... >>

Huawei Watch 2: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Huawei Watch 2: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Remember the Huawei Watch? We wouldn't blame you if you didn't - considering it first launched nearly two years ago. But it is one of the best-looking Android Wear watches and fans have been patiently waiting for a second-generation model.Although last... >>

Instagram albums: How to share multiple pics and videos in one post

Instagram albums: How to share multiple pics and videos in one post

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Instagram is completely different now.On 22 February, the photo-sharing app introduced a feature: the ability to share multiple photos and videos in a single post. You can combine up to 10 pics and videos in an album-like post and swipe through to see... >>

BLU Life Max: All the phone you could want for £90?

BLU Life Max: All the phone you could want for £90?

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Blu is a company renowned for building very affordable smartphones without too many compromises in performance and quality. Granted, they never quite compete with the best phones out there, but they certainly push the limits of what you can expect for... >>

Best smartwatches 2017: The best smart wristwear available to buy today

Best smartwatches 2017: The best smart wristwear available to buy today

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Smartwatches used to be gadgets only James Bond would have access to, but that's no longer the case. These wrist-worn phone companions that can receive calls, texts, emails and social network notifications have been whipping the wearables sector into... >>

Pokemon Go evolutions: Special items and how to evolve Polytoed, Slowking, Bellossom, Steelix and more

Pokemon Go evolutions: Special items and how to evolve Polytoed, Slowking, Bellossom, Steelix and more

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There are 80 new Pokemon out on the streets waiting to be caught in Pokemon Go, but with the new gen-II update there's a slightly more complicated and important change to evolutions.There are a number of new evolutions that you can get to through gen-I... >>

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps for your watch: Google Fit, Uber, and more

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps for your watch: Google Fit, Uber, and more

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Android Wear 2.0 is finally here, and that means apps can now be directly installed on your watch and run without your phone.You will longer need your phone nearby to use apps on your Android Wear device, because instead of requiring a tethered connection... >>

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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When Google shut down Google TV a few years ago, it replaced the platform with something completely different: Android TV.It seems to be doing reasonably well, having been well-received by both developers and manufacturers alike. Google TV had a lack... >>

Pokemon Go: How to play and other tips and tricks

Pokemon Go: How to play and other tips and tricks

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Pokemon has officially left the 90s behind.Nintendo teamed up with Niantic Labs to revitalise the title for 2016, and that includes creating an app that is very much mobile and equipped with fancy tech like GPS and augmented reality, all of which enables... >>

Panasonic 4K HDR choices for 2017: EZ1002, EZ952, EX750, EX700, EX600 compared

Panasonic 4K HDR choices for 2017: EZ1002, EZ952, EX750, EX700, EX600 compared

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Panasonic has confirmed its full line-up of 4K HDR TVs for 2017, making quite a shuffle to the line-up compared to 2016. There's a shift in technologies and a change to the numbering scheme, but fear not, because we've got you covered. The 2017 Panasonic... >>

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

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Pokemon Go's biggest problem is battery drain. In a world where smartphones are notorious for eating battery really quickly anyway, it's a double-whammy of battery carnage.With the latest update Pokemon Go has a new lease of life and a new influx of players... >>

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

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Help! Pokemon Go isn't working - what is wrong with it?With every craze comes a backlash and for Pokemon Go, the many of the problems have stemmed from server demands. This was very common when the game first launched in 2016, but with the drop of the... >>

Huawei EMUI 5.0 tips and tricks: Take charge of your Mate 9, P9, Honor 8

Huawei EMUI 5.0 tips and tricks: Take charge of your Mate 9, P9, Honor 8

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Many have been quick to dismiss Huawei's latest mobile operating system, EMUI 5.0, as an less desirable rework of its Android Nougat base. It's because, by default, the system flings a lot of repeat alerts in your general direction in a bid to better... >>

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300

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Panasonic was a big player in kickstarting this whole Ultra HD Blu-ray thing. It, alongside Samsung, launched the first player in 2016, aiming high, with the UB900. That was a remarkable piece of home entertainment kit and soon after followed the UB700,... >>

Pansonic's All Connected audio vision explored: Much improved multi-room audio

Pansonic's All Connected audio vision explored: Much improved multi-room audio

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Panasonic has taken the wraps off its new range of audio products, that join the company's All Connected multi-room streaming platform.The new products include a one-box hi-fi micro system, slimline, wall-mountable all-in-one sound system and a new... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos of the next Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy S8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos of the next Galaxy

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All eyes will be on the Samsung Galaxy S8 when it launches later this year. Everyone is all too aware of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 and the issues it suffered with the battery, so the Galaxy S8 has to do a lot of things right to regain consumer confidence.... >>

How to enable WhatsApp's two-step verification on iPhone and Android

How to enable WhatsApp's two-step verification on iPhone and Android

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WhatsApp recently implemented two-step verification in its popular messaging app for both Android and iOS, and you're going to want to enable it as soon as it's available for your phone. Two-step verification, also often called two-factor verification,... >>

What is Circle and how does it work?

What is Circle and how does it work?

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Ever wish you could instantly send money to your daughter or friend without having to pay ridiculous fees?Well, now you can, thanks to Circle. It not only allows you to make payments to anyone in the world, but it also acts as a wallet of sorts, allowing... >>

What is PS4 Pro boost mode, when’s it coming and how does improve all PS4 games?

What is PS4 Pro boost mode, when’s it coming and how does improve all PS4 games?

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Sony is soon to release PlayStation 4 system software 4.50, which will add several new features for all PS4 owners. However, there's one of particular interest to gamers with a PS4 Pro as it can potentially improve all games on your shelf, not just those... >>

Netflix tips and tricks: How to master your binge-watching experience

Netflix tips and tricks: How to master your binge-watching experience

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Think you already know all about Netflix? Think again. There are dozens of hidden tips and tricks out there -- everything from Chrome extensions that boost your viewing experience from the laptop by serving up IMDb and Rotten Tomato ratings, to an option that... >>

Amazon Tap goes hands-free: How to make it wake up to 'Alexa'

Amazon Tap goes hands-free: How to make it wake up to 'Alexa'

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Who owns an Amazon Tap? Anyone?It's not exactly the most compelling speaker in the Echo lineup, considering it isn't a hands-free and can't respond to the "Alexa" wake word. Instead, to wake Alexa, you have to tap the Tap. The 6.2-inch-tall cylinder... >>

What is Android Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Android Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

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While you have Apple Pay for the iPhone, Google's system is called Android Pay. Android Pay launched on 11 September 2015 in the US and has been growing in supported banks State-side since launch. The service launched in the UK on 18 May 2016, but other... >>

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

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LG has announced two new smartwatches, designed in collaboration with Google. The two devices will be the poster boys for Android Wear 2.0, which launches at the same time, bringing some excellent new features.As their names suggest, the LG Watch Style... >>

LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

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It would be fair to say that LG has hit Android Wear with some vigour over the past few years: LG G Watch was one of the first Android Wear devices, followed by the LG G Watch R. LG Watch Urbane in followed in 2015 and the Watch Urbane 2 was launched,... >>

Android Wear 2.0: What's new in the major software update for watches?

Android Wear 2.0: What's new in the major software update for watches?

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Android Wear 2.0 has been formally and officially launched, with Google pulling the covers off the new smartwatch software along with two new devices built in partnership with LG - the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style. Android Wear 2.0 has been... >>

17 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

17 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

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The 4K movie revolution is well under way.With 4K Ultra-HD Blu-rays readily available and increasing in number all the while, it is becoming easier to watch your favourite movies in the best format possible.With high quality video transfers and high dynamic... >>

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

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If you're a Virgin Media TV customer you might have been offered a Virgin TV V6 box in the last few weeks.It is half the size of the existing TiVo box, faster, contains more TV tuners and is 4K HDR enabled. It's also available to existing and new customers... >>

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

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Sky Q has been around for just over a year and has been the undisputed king of paid TV in all that time. Now a new kid is on the block, hoping to steal that crown.Virgin TV is the collective name for a new family of devices and services from Virgin Media,... >>

Beats X: What makes Apple's W1-enabled headphones different?

Beats X: What makes Apple's W1-enabled headphones different?

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When Apple unveiled the AirPods last autumn, it also showed off a custom-designed W1 chip specifically for wireless headphones.Now, months later, Apple-owned Beats is launching the $149 Beats X, and naturally, they're equipped with W1. The new wireless... >>

YouTube launches live mobile streaming: Here's how it works

YouTube launches live mobile streaming: Here's how it works

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Google-owned YouTube is trying to catch up with Facebook Live and Twitter-owned Periscope. It's finally adding a live-stream button to the YouTube mobile app, even though it's already offered the feature in a limited capacity for about 5 years.YouTube... >>

Audi MMI explored: A deep dive into Audi's in-car infotainment systems

Audi MMI explored: A deep dive into Audi's in-car infotainment systems

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Of all the car brands out there, Audi is known for offering one of the most expansive and integrated information and entertainment systems you'll find in a car.There's whole range of options available, from Wi-Fi hotspots, to live traffic, there's Virtual... >>

Best Super Bowl 51 (2017) ads and teasers: Nintendo, Google, Mercedes, Amazon and more

Best Super Bowl 51 (2017) ads and teasers: Nintendo, Google, Mercedes, Amazon and more

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The biggest sporting event in the American calendar has been and gone, with the New England Patriots narrowly beating the Atlanta Falcons to claim their fifth Super Bowl title.However, while the game may have been the main event, the ad breaks also got... >>

When is the 2017 Super Bowl LI and where can you stream it online?

When is the 2017 Super Bowl LI and where can you stream it online?

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It's official: The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will face off in the Super Bowl LI.The Pats beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship game, while the Falcons beat the Packers in the NFC Championship game. Now, the two teams are headed to the... >>

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: A1 OLED, ZD9, XE94, XE93, XE90, XE85, XE80 compared

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: A1 OLED, ZD9, XE94, XE93, XE90, XE85, XE80 compared

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Sony has revealed its Bravia TV line-up for 2017, following much the same format as its excellent 2016 televisions, but boosting performance and tweaking the design in many areas.Sony is offering a full selection of 4K HDR televisions for 2017, on top... >>

What is Facebook Friends Day and how do those cheesy videos work?

What is Facebook Friends Day and how do those cheesy videos work?

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Friends Day is a thing, apparently.On Thursday, Facebook users from around the globe checked their profiles and saw a notification that wished them "Happy Friends Day", and it came along with an automatically-created video that celebrated the occasion.... >>

11 ways to make the most of your cracked phone screen

11 ways to make the most of your cracked phone screen

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The humble smartphone might be able to do a million and one tasks allow you to do everything from call your mum to tweet your best friend, but drop it on the floor and it has the potential to become a shattered mess.While we would recommend getting it... >>

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

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The PlayStation 4 Pro is the pinnacle of console gaming as it stands. It is pricier than its sibling but well worth considering by those with 4K TVs.That's because it has been designed to run the same PlayStation 4 games as the other consoles in the... >>

Football in 4K and Dolby Atmos, is there anything better? Our verdict

Football in 4K and Dolby Atmos, is there anything better? Our verdict

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We've written a lot about Dolby Atmos of late, especially about the audio tech's ability to enhance movie viewing. But it doesn't stop there.BT Sport has taken the bold step to accompany some of its Ultra HD presentations of live footy matches with Dolby... >>

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

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Updating your headphones is now a thing.Apple has released a firmware update for AirPods, its £159 wireless earbud product. The update, called firmware 3.5.1, began rolling out on Wednesday, bringing undisclosed bug fixes. Although the installation... >>

What is Wi-Fi Calling and which devices support it?

What is Wi-Fi Calling and which devices support it?

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With customers driving the demand for always on connectivity, mobile phone networks are turning to Wi-Fi to enable services that their own masts might not be able to provide.That's a good thing for those who want to remain connected in an area that perhaps... >>

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?

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We’re still in the middle of the 4G revolution in that the superfast mobile data service is still in its infancy in both coverage and speed capabilities.With current technologies capable of offering internet speeds of up to 150Mbps in areas offering... >>

How to activate Three Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone

How to activate Three Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone

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After what seems like an age of promising, Three has finally enabled baked-in Wi-Fi calling in to the iPhone. If you have an Apple iPhone and are on the Three network, you'll be able to make and receive calls and texts from anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection,... >>

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

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Love him or hate him, Edward Snowden made many of us more aware.We now pay close attention to our online privacy and care about things like metadata, surveillance, digital snooping, and data theft. While governments and companies wage war about how much... >>

Best mirrorless cameras 2017: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Best mirrorless cameras 2017: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

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You're looking to buy a compact system camera (CSC) but don't know what to go for? Perhaps the term alone confounds: we've seen plenty of naming conventions being thrown around of late, from simple "mirrorless" through to terms such as "digital single... >>

Best compact cameras 2017: The best point and shoot cameras available to buy today

Best compact cameras 2017: The best point and shoot cameras available to buy today

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If you're looking for the best compact cameras of 2016 then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest cameras to save you time when it comes to buying one from your local shop or online.Compact cameras are plentiful. With new... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

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Film and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK.As well as the free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, digital subscription,... >>

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat

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Snapchat is rolling out a new design for iOS and Android users.The update (version 10.0.0), which released on 23 January, not only introduces a quicker way to start chats with friends and groups from anywhere in the app, but also universal search bar... >>