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WWDC 2016: The announcements to expect from Apple's developer conference

WWDC 2016: The announcements to expect from Apple's developer conference

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Apple has officially announced its annual conference for developers, and that means it's time to take a closer look at what we expect the company to reveal during the main keynote. Apple used WWDC 2015 to unveil iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and a new version... >>

PlayStation E3 2016 Press Conference: How to watch it and what to expect for the PS4

PlayStation E3 2016 Press Conference: How to watch it and what to expect for the PS4

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E3 2016 is just around the corner, with the main show starting on Tuesday 14 June. However, the press conferences run over the couple of days beforehand and many eyes on what the big two, Sony and Microsoft, have to say before the conference starts proper.... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Top Gear, Euro 2016 and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Top Gear, Euro 2016 and more

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You might not know this, but if you have a Freeview Play TV or set-top-box you can catch-up with the last seven days of TV shows just by scrolling back through the electronic programme guide. Shows that aired of BBC, ITV or Channel 4 are available to... >>

Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

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Motorola took to the stage at Lenovo Tech World 2016 to unveil the new Moto Z. This new super smartphone replaces the Moto X as the flagship Moto device. It's packed with flagship specs and innovation, looking to offer you something a little different,... >>

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

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Whether you like to admit it or not, communication apps are important. You might use your default SMS app to text your husband or wife about whether you should pick up more milk at the store after work. You might use Facebook Messenger chat with your... >>

What is Demand Response, and how it can save you money?

What is Demand Response, and how it can save you money?

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Everybody likes to save money, especially when it comes to bills, and being smarter with your energy could save you hundreds of dollars a year. In the US, a program called Demand Response will help ensure you're being as energy efficient as possible.... >>

Lenovo Tech World 2016: All the announcements that matter

Lenovo Tech World 2016: All the announcements that matter

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Lenovo took to the stage in San Francisco to host Lenovo Tech World 2016, announcing a range of products, including plenty of innovation in the mobile space. Lenovo Tech World is an innovation showcase from the company, giving it the chance to show the... >>

See Lenovo Phab2 AR phone and more in official videos from Tech World 2016

See Lenovo Phab2 AR phone and more in official videos from Tech World 2016

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Lenovo Tech World 2016 is done and dusted. The company used the event to announce some new smartphones. It wasn't the most anticipated event of the season, especially since both WWDC and E3 start next week, but we did get to see Lenovo officially launch... >>

Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Force: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Force: What's the difference?

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Lenovo has revealed its new flagship handset, the Moto Z. Wiping the Moto X away, this new generation of super smartphones not only offers top-draw specs, it also offers an ecosystem of modular accessories - Moto Mods. There are two handsets, however,... >>

Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Lenovo has taken to the stage at Lenovo Tech World 2016 to unveil its next-gen handset, the Moto Z, which steps into flagship territory. But rather than just launching one new handset, Motorola has unveiled two versions of this handset, the Moto Z and... >>

What is Google Tango?

What is Google Tango?

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Google is well-known for working on highly exploratory products and services. From internet-carrying balloons to cars that drive themselves, and everything in between. One such innovation is Project Tango - now rebranded to just Tango - which is part... >>

The smarthome journey so far

The smarthome journey so far

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The term smarthome has become increasingly common, no longer a phrase we associate with the future, instead become something of the now. The evolution of the smarthome hasn't happened overnight however. It has been a long road to bring us to the present... >>

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

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Apple has said things are changing for its App Store, and, in response, Google might change its app store too.  A lot of these new changes pertain to app developers - but all of the changes speak volumes about what's happening in the world of apps,... >>

Periscope tips and tricks

Periscope tips and tricks

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Broadcasting is so in right now. Apps like Snapchat let you publish videos in real-time for the world to see, for instance, and then there's social networks like Facebook, which have added live-streaming tools for its users. Because these types of streaming... >>

Honeywell Water Leak and Freeze Detector explained

Honeywell Water Leak and Freeze Detector explained

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Small issues can develop into major problems if they aren't dealt quickly. Spilling red wine on a cream carpet for example, isn't something you want to leave unattended for too long. While in this case it wouldn't be catastrophic if you did, aside from... >>

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

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Google has released yet another iOS app. The unique thing about this app is that it can convert Live Photos into shareable GIFs and movie montages. The app is called Motion Stills, and it essentially gives iPhone owners new ways to play with and share Live... >>

Samsung 4K HDR TV choices for 2016: KS9000, KS8000, KS7500 and KS7000 compared

Samsung 4K HDR TV choices for 2016: KS9000, KS8000, KS7500 and KS7000 compared

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Samsung announced a new generation of SUHD televisions at CES 2016 at the beginning of the year and now has a full selection of TVs for you to choose from, in a wide of sizes and prices. The top-end screens use Quantum Dot displays meaning a layer of... >>

Life-drawing at the Royal Academy with an iPad Pro

Life-drawing at the Royal Academy with an iPad Pro

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As the model in front of us drops her dressing gown to reveal her naked body, we realise the enormity of what we are about to do. We've drawn before, the odd doodle here and there, but never at a life-drawing class, and certainly not in the famous Life... >>

Google's abandoned Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

Google's abandoned Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

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Project Ara was Google's vision for making truly customisable smartphones. Sadly, it's no more. A Reuters report stated that - although developer units were supposed to become available this year - Google has suspended the product. It's a real shame... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Active: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Active: What's the difference?

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If you're looking for a rugged phone, you have a new option through AT&T. AT&T and Samsung partnered on a tougher version of the Galaxy S7, called the Galaxy S7 Active. Both companies have been working on these types of devices since the Galaxy S4 Active... >>

Xbox summer update 2016: Here's what your Xbox One can do now

Xbox summer update 2016: Here's what your Xbox One can do now

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Last November, Microsoft pushed what was perhaps the biggest update to any of its consoles yet, with the Xbox One user experience switching to one based on Windows 10. New features have arrived since then, with some having significant effects on how users... >>

Best phones from 2015 that are now cheaper than you think

Best phones from 2015 that are now cheaper than you think

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This year has already seen some excellent smartphones launch and no doubt there will be a few more to follow. We've already seen Samsung's fabulous Galaxy S7 and S7 edge hit the shelves, Apple introduce a new 4-incher in the iPhone SE, HTC step back into... >>

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2016: Crazy gadgets and gizmos you must see

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2016: Crazy gadgets and gizmos you must see

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Having spent the entire week at Computex 2016 in Taipei, we found plenty of gadgets and technology that didn't quite fit into regular categories. Indeed, some of the most fun moments we had were when we stumbled across some of the stranger devices lurking... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: The Musketeers, Pokemon and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: The Musketeers, Pokemon and more

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Freeview Play televisions and set-top-boxes give you the option to scroll back through the EPG to catch-up with shows you might have missed the previous week. All you have to do it click on the show and it will open in each channel's respective on demand application... >>

Apple Car: What's the story so far on Project Titan?

Apple Car: What's the story so far on Project Titan?

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You've heard the rumours by now: forget about waiting for Apple to revolutionise the living room by launching a magical HDTV set straight from your dreams, because it's now trying to innovate in the automobile sector. That's right. Apple is working on... >>