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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... >>

E Ink really isn't just for the Kindle: The future of airports, art, payments and packaging

E Ink really isn't just for the Kindle: The future of airports, art, payments and packaging

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E Ink is the display that brings with it long battery life and excellent contrast, especially good for visibility in bright conditions. When you mention E Ink, you probably think about the Kindle or similar ebook readers. But there's so much more to E... >>

Best TV 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best TV 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of the month, celebrating products across 12 categories from smartphones and tablets to wearables and TVs. Each category has five nominees that we have whittled down from the hundreds of devices... >>

Best headphones 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best headphones 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 12th year and as usual, we have been delivering a series of features with the nominees within each of the 12 categories. Each feature offers a little bit about why we love each of the shortlisted... >>

Here’s what the new Android Wear wrist gestures can do

Here’s what the new Android Wear wrist gestures can do

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The new 1.4 update to Android Wear brings new ways to control your watch. More specifically, it adds a set of wrist gestures, among other things. The idea is that - beyond swiping on the touchscreen - you will be able to flick your wrist around to navigate... >>

Snapchat finally verifies accounts: Here’s how to find 'official stories'

Snapchat finally verifies accounts: Here’s how to find 'official stories'

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Searching for specific people - namely celebrities - on Snapchat has never been easy, because it's hard to tell which account is real, but with a new update to the app, things just got a little less confusing. Similar to Twitter's verified feature, Snapchat... >>

Snapchat Lenses: How do they work and do they cost anything?

Snapchat Lenses: How do they work and do they cost anything?

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Snapchat introduced a new feature called Lenses in September. They were free at the time, but now they cost money if you want to keep them. Snapchat is actually launching a Lens store, with the purpose of letting you buy Lenses for $0.99 apiece. You will... >>

What is Sony PlayStation Vue and where is it available?

What is Sony PlayStation Vue and where is it available?

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Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming TV service has finally expanded past the PlayStation to Amazon Fire TV devices and the Chromecast. That means you can pick the right plan for you and - without a cable contract - begin getting access to a rich channel... >>

11 mind-blowing tech wonders in the new BMW 7 series

11 mind-blowing tech wonders in the new BMW 7 series

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The BMW 7 Series for 2015 is full of tech, it's like a scientist's test lab on wheels. Only these gadgets are all fully developed to blow your mind. From gesture controls to remote control parking brilliance, it's tough to compare this car to any other... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Mr Robot, Ted 2...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Mr Robot, Ted 2...

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There's a new service added to our weekly round-up of what to watch on demand at the weekend, thanks to Amazon Instant Video finally launching on Roku devices. That means those with an Amazon Prime membership can catch up with the shows and films available... >>

Best speaker 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best speaker 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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It's November, which means Christmas is only weeks away and more importantly, the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are days away. The Awards are turning 12 this year and there will be 12 categories ranging from best smartphone and best tablet to best speaker... >>

31 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

31 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

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Have you just got an Xbox One, getting one soon or are you simply looking for something to play? Well, you've come to the right place. It's been a busy couple of years for gaming since the Xbox One first launched in November 2013, with a stack of amazing... >>

Google's new YouTube Music app: What is it and how does it work?

Google's new YouTube Music app: What is it and how does it work?

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YouTube Music, which Google has been working on for a while in order to better rival Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, and other music-streaming services, is now available for iPhone and Android as a new mobile app. It is different from competing... >>

Which Android Wear smartwatch is best for you? Tag Heuer Connected vs Asus ZenWatch 2 vs Huawei Watch vs Moto 360 vs LG Watch Urbane vs Sony SmartWatch 3

Which Android Wear smartwatch is best for you? Tag Heuer Connected vs Asus ZenWatch 2 vs Huawei Watch vs Moto 360 vs LG Watch Urbane vs Sony SmartWatch 3

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Smartwatches are growing in popularity and they have come along way since the original models launched. The smartphone platform you have used to limit the smartwatch models available to you but since Android Wear added iOS compatibility, the limitations... >>

Best wearable 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best wearable 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The 12th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November, celebrating the best devices and products across 12 categories from smartphones and tablets to speakers and wearables. Each of the 12 categories has five nominations... >>

New Xbox One experience update tips, tricks and secrets: Here's what your console can do now

New Xbox One experience update tips, tricks and secrets: Here's what your console can do now

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After months of increased expectation, Microsoft has started to roll out its new Xbox One experience to consoles worldwide, which brings a newly designed user interface, new features and a streamlining of the UI owners have used for up to two years. It... >>