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We went through a tech detox by playing an iOS game, can you?

We went through a tech detox by playing an iOS game, can you?

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Distractions are a problem in modern family life. It’s all too easy to let the weekend slip away spending more time staring at a screen rather than engaging with your children. For kids too there are ever more shiny things vying for their attention.... >>

Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work?

Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work?

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So... you have no clue what iCloud Drive is or how to use it. Well, you’re not the only one. Apple isn’t exactly good at launching streamlined, simplified services. It’s great with hardware and software interfaces, but as you likely know, it’s... >>

Apple HomeKit explained: Is it available yet and how does it work?

Apple HomeKit explained: Is it available yet and how does it work?

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Apple wants to streamline home automation. In other words: it wants to make it easier for smart accessories to communicate, and for you to connect and manage all the smart accessories in your home from various manufacturers (Philips Hue lights, for instance,... >>

What is Slack and how does it work?

What is Slack and how does it work?

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You've probably heard about Slack. It's that messenger almost every workplace or school group seems to be using, but you're likely reading this now because - for whatever reason - you feel left out of the loop and want to know what all the fuss is about.... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: The X-Files, Everest...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: The X-Files, Everest...

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As the new year starts to ramp up there are exciting times ahead in the world of entertainment. And if you so happen to have a streaming devices, such as a Roku set-top-box or Streaming Stick, you are in for a treat and there are some real pearls waiting... >>

Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options?

Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options?

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Multi-room audio is one of those buzzwords that's been kicking about for a couple of years. It's a word that ultimately refers to what you might expect - audio in multiple rooms - but don't be fooled into thinking that's all there is to it. The simple... >>

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs X-Pro1: What's the difference?

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs X-Pro1: What's the difference?

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Four years in the making, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is the company's highest-ranking compact system camera. But have those four years been worth the wait, or is the latest model barely different to its X-Pro1 predecessor? We've handled both cameras to break... >>

Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more

Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more

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Ford has shown off what it's developing behind closed doors at its relatively new Innovation Centre in Palo Alto. As part of the car company's push to become more software focused the centre was built two years ago. Since then developments have advanced... >>

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

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As streaming video becomes more popular and conventional TV takes a back seat, growing amounts of online channels and apps emerge hoping to grab your attention with a TV show, movie or even short clip or two. How then can you sort out the wheat from the... >>

Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years

Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years

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One of the things often associated with modern virtual reality headsets and the experiences they provide is the Star Trek Holodeck; the fictional room on board the Starship Enterprise that retains its dimensions yet gives a totally different virtual experience... >>

30 Touch ID apps that let you unlock or pay for stuff with a fingerprint scan

30 Touch ID apps that let you unlock or pay for stuff with a fingerprint scan

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Itching to use Touch ID as a passcode to unlock accounts or even to purchase goods within third-party apps? Well, you're not the only one. Luckily for you several popular apps have begun updating with support for Apple's fingerprint reader. With the release... >>

Best cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2016, in pictures

Best cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2016, in pictures

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The annual Detroit Auto Show is here for 2016 and with self-driving autonomous cars, intelligent smart car systems, and of course electric sports cars, gadget and motor lovers are about to get a glimpse of the awesome future. We've trawled the show floor... >>

Virtual reality is one step closer to Total Recall, it builds genuine memories says Oculus

Virtual reality is one step closer to Total Recall, it builds genuine memories says Oculus

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During a chat with Max Cohen, vice president of mobile at Oculus, at CES in Las Vegas last week he told us something that made us finally realise why we think that virtual reality will be a huge success. To date, we've played many games and experienced... >>

Ford Lego cars are here: Mustang and F-150 Raptor in pictures

Ford Lego cars are here: Mustang and F-150 Raptor in pictures

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Ford has just taken the wraps off its latest creation in conjunction with Lego Speed Champions, a Mustang and an F-150 Raptor. The Lego model cars are, as Ford describes, for kids of all ages. Both will be available with accessory kits too. The Ford Lego... >>

What is Apple CarPlay and which cars support it?

What is Apple CarPlay and which cars support it?

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Apple has officially begun its foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space by offering a product called CarPlay. It connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling uninterrupted access to and interaction with Apple's ecosystem... >>

Best cars of CES 2016: BMW, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Faraday Future and more

Best cars of CES 2016: BMW, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Faraday Future and more

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It's often said that in recent years CES has become as much of a car show as it is a tech show. With the auto industry desperate to attract new consumers and drive extra profit by making their cars more of a connected device - indeed the interface is... >>

What have we become? Some of the best weird and wonderful gadgets of CES

What have we become? Some of the best weird and wonderful gadgets of CES

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CES isn't always just about the gadgets that are going to change your life, help you enjoy television in a better way, or make you lust after the latest state of the art smartphone. Oh no, it's about pushing what is possible with technology, whether that's... >>

Best of CES 2016: The 10 best gadgets and concepts

Best of CES 2016: The 10 best gadgets and concepts

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The Consumer Electronics Show takes place annually at the beginning of January in Las Vegas and with it comes announcements of thousands of new and exciting gadgets and products. This year's show was no different with some fabulous launches taking place... >>

Best TVs of CES 2016: LG, Samsung, Panasonic and more

Best TVs of CES 2016: LG, Samsung, Panasonic and more

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Television has always been a big part of the Consumer Electronics Show hosted annually in Las Vegas. CES 2016 kicked off at the beginning of January, giving manufacturers the chance to show off their latest innovations in televisions, presenting the devices... >>

Is there anything better than being put into Fallout 4 by Intel?

Is there anything better than being put into Fallout 4 by Intel?

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While wandering the massive halls of the CES trade show in Las Vegas each year, we often find some weird and wonderful tech demos or gadgets. However, with our ongoing love of Fallout 4 there was only one thing at this year's show that stole our award... >>

Best smarthome and IoT gadgets of CES 2016: Samsung, LG and more

Best smarthome and IoT gadgets of CES 2016: Samsung, LG and more

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Alongside televisions, cameras and thousands of other gadgety wonderments, smarthome devices have very much become a significant part of the CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas. There are plenty of home sensors and connected appliances on show at... >>

Motorola through the ages: DynaTac, RAZR, Droid and more

Motorola through the ages: DynaTac, RAZR, Droid and more

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Everybody on the planet probably knows the Motorola name, it's the iconic brand that created the first ever mobile phone. Now it's going out of existence on products. Motorola Mobility, the consumer division of the company, was bought by Google in 2012... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Transporter Refueled, Sherlock...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Transporter Refueled, Sherlock...

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Another week and another delicious collection of movies and TV shows awaits you on streaming services. Thanks to the rapidly expanding line-up of video content to stream through services, apps and channels, you need never be bored again. And Pocket-lint... >>

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2016: Lenovo, HP and more

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2016: Lenovo, HP and more

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The Consumer Electronics Show marks the launch, or at least announcement, of thousands of devices and products. These range from activity trackers and smartphones to TVs and laptops, with all sorts in between. This year's show saw several laptops announced... >>

Best headphones and speakers of CES 2016: B&O, Naim, Philips and more

Best headphones and speakers of CES 2016: B&O, Naim, Philips and more

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CES 2016 always has a huge range of audio and visual delights, with headphones and speakers of all shapes and sizing wanting to entertain your ears. We paced the showfloor, picking out some of the most exciting new headphones and speakers coming your... >>