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What is Prisma and how does it turn your pics and vids into artwork?

What is Prisma and how does it turn your pics and vids into artwork?

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Forget about Instagram. A new app is all the rage right now, mostly because it's loaded with some amazing, artsy filters.These aren't regular, old filters. They won't add a nice glow to your skin in perfectly-setup selfies, nor will they make the backgrounds... >>

Oculus Connect 3: What was announced and where to watch the keynote again

Oculus Connect 3: What was announced and where to watch the keynote again

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Oculus VR's annual developers conference kicked off this week, and a main keynote address by notable Oculus figureheads, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, revealed multiple plans and tech for the company going forward.So here's everything you need... >>

Six reasons to have the Probox2 Air Android TV box in your home

Six reasons to have the Probox2 Air Android TV box in your home

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When it comes to home entertainment, especially the new wave of 4K-enabled products, it gets pretty expensive to kit out your home with equipment. And if you’re in a home with multiple screens, it’s even more so.The Probox2 is the latest Android-based... >>

What is Westworld, when is it on TV and can you watch for free?

What is Westworld, when is it on TV and can you watch for free?

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It was mid-2014 when HBO announced that it would make a small screen adaptation of Westworld and although we've had a lengthy wait it's finally here.Most will fondly remember Michael Crichton's original film from the early 70s, with a robotic Yul Brynner... >>

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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It didn't take long for a tech company to copy Amazon Echo.Amazon's voice-activated speaker is a critical success, and so it wasn't too surprising when Google introduced at Google I/O in May that it developed its own speaker called Google Home. Then,... >>

Google Pixel launch: What happened and can I watch it again?

Google Pixel launch: What happened and can I watch it again?

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Google's "Made by Google" event received a lot of hype and anticipation as it promised more than just a new product launch.It was in fact Google's chance to rebrand and reposition itself a serious contender in the consumer electronics space and to show... >>

Google Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know

Google Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know

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Google's Chromecast is going 4K. It's been a year since Google updated Chromecast by releasing Chromecast 2 with a new design, improved internals, and a refreshed app. At the Mountain View, CA-based company's October 4 event, it announced a new, third-generation... >>

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google is going after your home.Amazon last year announced a connected speaker equipped with a Siri-like personal assistant called Alexa. In our review of the Amazon Echo, we praised Alexa as well as the speaker's ability to serve as a control centre... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Google's Nexus programme gave birth to a pure Android smartphone or two every year. The idea behind Nexus was always to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. Importantly, Nexus was a chance for... >>

RIP Nexus: A brief history of all the Nexus handsets

RIP Nexus: A brief history of all the Nexus handsets

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With Google set to release its first Pixel-branded phones, the Nexus smartphone range is expected to be resigned to history. With that move comes the end to one of the handset series' most loved by Android purists, and the end of manufacturers having... >>

What is Facebook Marketplace and how can you use it to buy and sell?

What is Facebook Marketplace and how can you use it to buy and sell?

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Facebook is taking on Etsy and Ebay. The company has developed a new feature/tool/hub that you can use to buy and sell goods. Facebook basically noticed that more than 450 million people use Facebook Groups to buy, sell, trade, and barter. You could setup... >>

GoPro Hero5 Black vs Hero5 Session: What's the difference?

GoPro Hero5 Black vs Hero5 Session: What's the difference?

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GoPro announced the Hero5 Black action camera, Hero5 Session and the Karma drone in September 2016. Both the new action cameras are compatible with the drone and both offer some exciting features and good advancements over their predecessors. How do they... >>

Paris Motor Show 2016 in pictures: The 16 best cars from the show floor

Paris Motor Show 2016 in pictures: The 16 best cars from the show floor

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Every other year car makers, journalists and public descend on Paris for a few days in late September, to attend what is Europe's largest motor show, or Mondial de l'Automobile if you're feeling especially French.Alternating with the Frankfurt show in... >>

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 is due to get a major overhaul.Google announced at Google I/O 2016 in May that its wearables OS would get a massive update, in the form of Android Wear 2.0, sometime this autumn, but the company later pushed that release date to sometime... >>

Roku Express vs Google Chromecast 2: What's the difference?

Roku Express vs Google Chromecast 2: What's the difference?

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There are a few choices out there if you are looking for a compact and affordable streaming device, but if you want something that's capable of streaming content from a few different providers (Netflix, Google Play, Hulu, etc), two of the current best... >>

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Premiere vs Roku Premiere+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Premiere vs Roku Premiere+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

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Roku recently announced a change to its portfolio of streaming boxes. Five new devices replace the old numbered players from the entry-level Roku Express and Roku Express+ to the 4K HDR-compatible Roku Ultra. The recently updated Roku streaming stick... >>

Google Andromeda OS: What is it and which devices will it power?

Google Andromeda OS: What is it and which devices will it power?

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Android and Chrome OS are about to majorly change, according to new reports.Google is rumoured to be developing a new laptop that might fall under the "Pixel" brand name - just like the company's upcoming Pixel flagship phones, but the most remarkable... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 nominations: Best tech and games of the year in pictures

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 nominations: Best tech and games of the year in pictures

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At the end of each year, we look back at the last 12 months worth of reviews on Pocket-lint and choose the very best tech and games products we've had the pleasure of trying out in that time. We then put them forward as potential candidates for nomination... >>

Google Allo: How to set up and use the latest smart messenger

Google Allo: How to set up and use the latest smart messenger

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Allo, Google’s latest smart messenger is officially rolling out on the Android Play Store and iOS App Store now in the UK . The launch comes just a couple of days after it first hit the US market.  If you have an iPhone, simply search for "Google... >>

Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users' data: Were you affected?

Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users' data: Were you affected?

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Yahoo has announced that it was the victim of a "state-sponsored" hack. The hack, which actually occurred two years ago and is thought to be the largest internet theft on record, has resulted in the personal data and account data of at least half a billion... >>

MacOS Sierra tips and tricks: Maximise your MacBook

MacOS Sierra tips and tricks: Maximise your MacBook

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Apple has finally pushed out the MacOS Sierra update we've been waiting for since WWDC back in June and, with it, some useful new features. They can speed up how you work and find things, as well as helping you save space on your precious hard drive.... >>

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

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Nestled off an innocuous roundabout on the A320 lies the McLaren Technology Centre. A bespoke building which, with its sister the McLaren Production Centre, makes up the beating heart of the company most famed for its Formula 1 success. It's barely visible... >>

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

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Apple is reportedly considering another acquisition, but this one stands out from all the others because it involves McLaren. According to The Financial Times and The New York Times, Apple is attempting to buy British automaker McLaren - or at the very... >>

Instagram now lets you save drafts of photos - and here's how

Instagram now lets you save drafts of photos - and here's how

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One of the most annoying things about Instagram is the inability to save edits. Instagram isn't perfect, but the Facebook-owned app has been constantly updating as of late in an attempt to be better, with most recent example being it now supports drafts.... >>

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

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Apple on Tuesday released MacOS Sierra to the public.The latest, major version of Apple's desktop operating system follows eight public betas and the golden master version that launched earlier this month for testers. It includes not only new features... >>