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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... >>

Amazon Music Unlimited explained: Price, devices and how to get it

Amazon Music Unlimited explained: Price, devices and how to get it

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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... >>

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

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Music streaming is fast becoming the most popular way for us to consume music. Where once we had to import and rip CDs to our computers, or download songs (legally we hope), we now access to the world's music catalogue through our smartphones.There's... >>

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... >>

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

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During this year's E3, Microsoft tantalisingly teased Project Scorpio for 2017, a machine Xbox boss Phil Spencer called "the most powerful games console ever".But as true as that statement might turn out to be, Sony has more recently pulled a fast one... >>

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... >>

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365

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Microsoft is the latest company to go after Slack.A couple weeks after Facebook unveiled its Slack-like messenger service, called Workplace, which allows teams to easily communicate, video call, share files, and stay up to date in one place, Microsoft... >>

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... >>

OnePlus 3 tips and tricks: Master your 2016 flagship killer

OnePlus 3 tips and tricks: Master your 2016 flagship killer

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OnePlus 3 is comfortably the best phone in its class. And while its hardware is admirable for a £330 phone, the software does its bit to ensure the experience of using it is both smooth and unique. While it looks very much like standard Android OS,... >>

What is Black Friday and when is it?

What is Black Friday and when is it?

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It's that time of year again.Autumn is creeping into winter, and Christmas is just around the corner. And it's time to spend all your hard-earned savings on gifts and treats for loved ones. Yes, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also... >>

A guide to Elgato Eve HomeKit accessories

A guide to Elgato Eve HomeKit accessories

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Elgato's Eve is all about improving your comfort at home. It wants to help you live smarter by giving you the knowledge and insight you need to do this.There are a number of devices available within the Eve range, all of which connect to the Eve app and... >>