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What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

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There's a revolution happening in TV catch-up. Paid TV services have long offered on demand services, as have individual applications for a multitude of broadcasters, but now there's a subscription free alternative to catching up on television shows you've... >>

Facebook Messenger lets you play instant games like Pac-Man: Here's how to find and play them

Facebook Messenger lets you play instant games like Pac-Man: Here's how to find and play them

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To keep you on Facebook longer or at least using its chat app, Facebook has launched an Instant Games feature for Messenger.The feature lets you instantly play titles within the chat app itself, and like FarmVille and other Facebook games of the past,... >>

Leica and the bigger picture: 20 fascinating facts you didn't know about the camera maker

Leica and the bigger picture: 20 fascinating facts you didn't know about the camera maker

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Think you know Leica? Think again. The German camera maker has always been synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. Its cameras have adorned the necks of famous photographers such as Elliot Erwitt and Henri Cartier Bresson. Even Her Majesty the Queen... >>

What is Dish Sling TV and does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

What is Dish Sling TV and does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

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One of the most buzz-worthy things unveiled last year wasn't a virtual-reality headset or an expensive television or even wearable gadget that could read every function in your body. It was an over-the-top television service from Dish, called Sling TV.It's... >>

Best Cyber Monday UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Fitbit, Polar and more

Best Cyber Monday UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Fitbit, Polar and more

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Black Friday turned into the biggest shopping day of the year and now the biggest retailers have pushed these deals on to Cyber Monday so you can carry on saving yourself a packet in the run-up to Christmas. This Cyber Monday we're expecting fitness... >>

Cyber Monday UK laptop deals: Cheap laptop deals online

Cyber Monday UK laptop deals: Cheap laptop deals online

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Black Friday isn't quite over yet, with some of the best laptop deals continuing into Cyber Monday and beyond. There are loads of savings on laptops, netbooks and notebooks to be had – so plenty of opportunity to grab a bargain in time for Christmas... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

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Apple unveiled several new devices at an event in March 2016, one of which was the update to the iPad Air 2, only it doesn't sit in the Air range. Instead, the latest 9.7-incher comes in the form of a smaller iPad Pro. We have put the specs of... >>

7 great reasons to get a Freeview Play box

7 great reasons to get a Freeview Play box

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Freeview Play launched in November 2015 as the company's new connected TV service. With it you're able to scroll backwards and forward by seven days to either set recordings for future shows, or catch-up on the ones you've missed. Catch-up apps are baked... >>

Best TVs 2016: The best televisions available to buy today

Best TVs 2016: The best televisions available to buy today

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Looking for a new TV but don't know what to buy? Then you've come to the right place. 2016 saw the rise of 4K Ultra HD TVs and even introduced a new TV technology, HDR, or High Dynamic Range. Big screen events such as the 2016 Rio Olympics may have been... >>

Cyber Monday UK smartwatch deals: The best deals online

Cyber Monday UK smartwatch deals: The best deals online

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With Black Friday mostly over, Cyber Monday is keeping the deals coming, so there are plenty of smartwatch deals to be had.With a range of smartwatches being produced by various manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, Pebble and more, there are plenty... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK smart home deals: Netatmo, Canary, Nest, Philips Hue and more

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK smart home deals: Netatmo, Canary, Nest, Philips Hue and more

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is brilliant news for anyone looking to make their home smarter with the latest technology but for a less than it would cost you the rest of the year.If you've been looking at investing in smart lighting or smart... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK games deals: Amazing PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo and Steam deals

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK games deals: Amazing PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo and Steam deals

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We've had the Black Friday weekend and now Cyber Monday is upon us, so you still have a few hours to snag a games bargain. And not only can you get the best games, you can also get yourself a shiny new console for a song.That's why we've put together... >>

Best Cyber Monday UK and Black Friday phone deals: iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel phone deals galore

Best Cyber Monday UK and Black Friday phone deals: iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel phone deals galore

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Black Friday hit us on 25 November with a range of deals on smartphones, and as it continued through the weekend to Cyber Monday, you can still swoop in and save yourself a wodge of cash on the latest and greatest phones. We've been keeping track... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK tablet deals: iPad, Android, Surface, Amazon and more

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK tablet deals: iPad, Android, Surface, Amazon and more

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With Christmas coming up fast, sales season is picking up the pace, especially with Black Friday and now Cyber Monday upon us.There's no better time to snaffle a quality Christmas present for a loved one or even yourself, and why not a shiny new tablet?Plenty... >>

Best Cyber Monday UK TV deals: 4K, HDR, OLED TVs and more

Best Cyber Monday UK TV deals: 4K, HDR, OLED TVs and more

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Black Friday has come and gone and has now made way for Cyber Monday. That's right, if one weekend of deals wasn't enough - two weeks in the case of Amazon - then there's another day to buy some huge tech bargains.We've scoured the web to find the absolute... >>

These are the Black Friday deals you should be buying

These are the Black Friday deals you should be buying

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Black Friday is in full swing with loads of offers across a full range of devices. For tech fans, there are a huge range of offers available, but these are the devices you should be snapping up in the sales.Sonos Play:1, £139 - click here to buy the... >>

Best Black Friday 2016 UK camera deals: DSLR, compact and system camera bargains

Best Black Friday 2016 UK camera deals: DSLR, compact and system camera bargains

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Black Friday falls on 25 November 2016 and will offer a great chance to snap - geddit? - some camera deals at a cut of the normal price.So whether you're looking for a compact, compact system or DSLR camera, we'll be updating this page to bring together... >>

OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2: What’s the difference?

OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2: What’s the difference?

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OnePlus has just announced an upgrade to its OnePlus 3 smartphone. The new device, called the OnePlus 3T, is arriving in stores at the end of November, offering a little more power and battery capacity than the current model.This is how the OnePlus... >>

5 things you didn't know you could do with a Tile

5 things you didn't know you could do with a Tile

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Find your Keys, wallet, phone, anything with Tile.Tile is a tiny Bluetooth-enabled tracker and companion app that allows you to locate your items, fast. And now this best-selling device comes in two different forms designed to work with all your favorite... >>

Black Friday Sale: Get money off the sweatproof Mpow Goshawk Bluetooth headphones that are perfect for sweaty runners

Black Friday Sale: Get money off the sweatproof Mpow Goshawk Bluetooth headphones that are perfect for sweaty runners

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 Mpow Goshawk If you're a runner or an avid gym goer, you probably wear headphones. But are they the right headphones for you to wear, especially if you sweat a lot? Mpow Goshawk believes it's the right choice for you. Here's everything you need to know... >>

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 deals

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 deals

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Ah, 'tis the season again. The season of Christmas sales!This year's sale season begins on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US) and extends to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US), and it's when companies and retailers... >>

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners

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Another year draws to a close but not before we celebrate the finest games, gadgets and other tech treats of the last 12 months in the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. It's time to reveal the winners.You have been voting in your droves, along with... >>

How to build your own TV package and ditch the monthly bills

How to build your own TV package and ditch the monthly bills

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It is inevitable that paid TV bills have been rising rapidly in recent times, especially with increasing numbers of TV channels and enlarged costs of sports rights. However, there are other options to a monthly TV subscription, ones that give you access... >>

What is Uber and how does it work?

What is Uber and how does it work?

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Traditional cabs are a thing of the past.Instead, your neighbor and his BMW, your hairdresser and her Mini, your best friend and his Tesla, or your co-worker and her Prius might be who you hail next to get a ride to the airport. That's because ride-hailing... >>

HTC 10 Evo vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

HTC 10 Evo vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced the HTC 10 Evo, adding another beautiful metal unibody smartphone to its portfolio.The HTC 10 Evo carries many of the same specs as the Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt, but how does it compare to the flagship HTC 10?Read on as we run down... >>

Carl Pei: Smartphone's big disruptor talks OnePlus 3T, Daydream VR and focus

Carl Pei: Smartphone's big disruptor talks OnePlus 3T, Daydream VR and focus

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Having recently announced the OnePlus 3T at a relatively private briefing in London, the company's co-founder Carl Pei sat down with us to talk. In our interview we cover the device itself, the reasons for it and what the future holds for one of the most... >>

Apple iPhone 6 Plus 'touch disease' flaw: Here's how to get it fixed

Apple iPhone 6 Plus 'touch disease' flaw: Here's how to get it fixed

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Apple's iPhone 6 Plus smartphones are suffering from a hardware malfunction, but there is a new solution available.The company has launched a repair programme for the widely reported problem known as “touch disease". The malfunction renders the touchscreen... >>

Best of the LA Motor Show 2016: Mercedes, Jaguar, and more

Best of the LA Motor Show 2016: Mercedes, Jaguar, and more

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Los Angeles: Hollywood, sun, sand, silicon and celebrity.But it's also the USA's home of car culture. Every November a major motor show rolls into town, where the traditional big car brands' satellite studios show their thinking about what will be happening... >>

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

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OnePlus's latest device - the OnePlus 3T - is the successor to the OnePlus 3 announced earlier this year bringing with it a faster processor and beefier battery.The new device will go against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the Google Pixel... >>

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

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Google has launched a scanner app for turning your old prints into digital photos that can be saved to the cloud.The app, called PhotoScan, is now available. The idea is that you can ditch your traditional flatbed scanner, which takes like a year to scan... >>

OnePlus 3T launch event: What happened and can you still watch it?

OnePlus 3T launch event: What happened and can you still watch it?

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OnePlus has just introduced a new version of the OnePlus 3: the OnePlus 3T.The company unveiled the device via Facebook Live. Here's everything you need to know about what happened, including how to watch the event after the fact. If you'd like to learn... >>

OnePlus 3T vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

OnePlus 3T vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has just launched a faster and more efficient OnePlus 3, called the OnePlus 3T.Aside from the processor and battery capacity, many of the other specs are similar to the OnePlus 3, ensuring another flagship killer is going to be available very... >>

OnePlus 3T: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

OnePlus 3T: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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The OnePlus 3 is a fantastic smartphone and although the company ditched the "flagship killer" branding, it is probably this generation that would have been most-worthy of the tagline.Unfortunately for all those who thought the same as us and purchased the... >>

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?

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After a successful launch in the US in October, Amazon has also launched its on-demand music streaming service in the UK.It's called Amazon Music Unlimited, and it takes on Spotify and Apple Music and other similar streaming services. Here's everything... >>

What is the Mannequin Challenge? Plus, the best ones on the web

What is the Mannequin Challenge? Plus, the best ones on the web

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A new challenge is sweeping the web, but it's nothing like the Ice Bucket one.It's called the Mannequin Challenge. It's not a contest for a noble cause, and there are no winners and losers. But these "challenges" are everywhere, and everyone - from Hillary... >>

Leica SL shootout: Four photographers test out the full-frame mirrorless system

Leica SL shootout: Four photographers test out the full-frame mirrorless system

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”Remember, remember the fifth of November”. And not because of gunpowder, treason and plot. But because an explosive Leica Akademie workshop took place, which was attended by winners of a Pocket-lint competition for the chance to get their hands on... >>

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

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Google is ramping up its virtual reality efforts, with YouTube VR.The company, which owns YouTube, has been working with YouTube creators, recording artists, and partners to produce VR videos, all with the purpose of loading up the website with tonnes... >>

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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Sony has finally released its much-talked about PS4 Pro and it sets a new standard for console gaming.And considering Christmas is rapidly approaching, the Japanese firm has put it squarely, if a little unfairly, up against the Xbox One S.Microsoft... >>

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

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Sony is undoubtedly king of this generation of consoles, with sales of the PlayStation 4 reaching unprecedented heights. But rather than rest on its laurels it has rejigged and improved its original offering, first with a slimmer model and a new DualShock... >>

Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

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During E3 this year, Microsoft unveiled not one but two future consoles. Project Scorpio will be the company's flagship, with full 4K gaming and high-end PC style specifications, but the first to hit the market is the Xbox One S.The Xbox One S is a bridge... >>

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

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Previously called PlayStation Neo, PS4K or PS4.5, the PS4 Pro (reviewed here) is Sony's first ever mid-generation major console upgrade and it's now available to one and all.You can now get your hands on the 4K gaming powerhouse, so here's everything... >>

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

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Let's be real: Lenses are the best part of Snapchat.The popular mobile app enables you to capture photos and videos and overlay them with doodles, text, filters, and lenses. Lenses are animated overlays that augment your face. You can see yourself - in... >>

How to solve Sick Building Syndrome at home and work

How to solve Sick Building Syndrome at home and work

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Sick Building Syndrome is a condition caused by volatile organic compounds (VOC) in large quantities. People and pets release VOCs when they breathe, perspire or digest, but they are also released from other common items, such as carpet, paint, furniture... >>

YouTube HDR video: Everything you need to know about YouTube's latest feature

YouTube HDR video: Everything you need to know about YouTube's latest feature

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Google-owned YouTube now supports HDR (high dynamic range) content.With HDR-compatible televisions bursting onto the market, and several other media companies (such as Netflix and Amazon) offering HDR content, many consumers are likely wondering what's... >>

Reflecting on the Leica SL: Three photographers talk about the mirrorless marvel

Reflecting on the Leica SL: Three photographers talk about the mirrorless marvel

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Towards the end of 2015 Leica released a brand new system camera to its lineup: the Leica SL. As the world's first mirrorless full-frame camera it represented a shift in the company's thinking - with advanced autofocus, touchscreen control, advanced electronic... >>

Huawei P9 vs Huawei P9 Plus vs Huawei Mate 9: What's the difference?

Huawei P9 vs Huawei P9 Plus vs Huawei Mate 9: What's the difference?

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Huawei has a flagship to suit all tastes. The smallest is the P9, next in line is the larger P9 Plus, with the Mate 9 the largest of the three.The two P9 devices are almost identical, the Mate 9 is a much larger and different proposition. However, there... >>

Nintendo games consoles from 1980 to now: Which is your favourite?

Nintendo games consoles from 1980 to now: Which is your favourite?

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Nintendo will launch the Switch games console at the beginning of spring 2017, reportedly on 17 March, 32 years after it introduced its first home games console, the Nintendo Entertainment System.It is also about to release a mini version of the latter... >>

Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

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Huawei has announced two new Mate smartphones: the Mate 9 and the Porsche Design Mate 9. The latter is a smaller, more premium model of the Mate 9, offering a curved display and a lovely premium build.First glance at the Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9... >>

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9: What's the difference?

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Huawei announced two new smartphones at an event in Munich in the form of the Mate 9 and the Porsche Design Mate 9, the latter of which will be a "strictly limited edition".The two devices succeeded the Mate 8, which launched at the end of last year and... >>

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Mate 8: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Mate 8: What's the difference?

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Why hello there new big phone. Huawei has announced the Mate 9, its large-scale Android device for 2016, in an era when big phones are increasingly popular.The Mate 8 was well received when released in 2015, albeit tricky to obtain in the UK. Will the... >>