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Crazy and wacky gadgets of CES 2017: Connected beds, robots, and more

Crazy and wacky gadgets of CES 2017: Connected beds, robots, and more

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While the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG, and Panasonic concentrate on launching the latest and greatest devices that are sure to enhance and enrich our lives, a number of manufacturers use CES to launch gadgets that aren't, perhaps, 100 per cent with that... >>

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

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Chinese manufacturer Honor announced at CES 2017 that it would be bringing its 6X smartphone to the US and Europe. The device arrives in early January for £225 and it brings with it some pretty impressive specs for the cash.Here is how the Honor 6X compares... >>

Honor 6X vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

Honor 6X vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

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Sub-brand of Huawei, Honor, has announced at CES 2017 that its 6X smartphone will be heading further than just China, with plans for both US and Europe.The Honor 5X's successor arrives on 4 January starting at £225, but how does it compare to the slightly... >>

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs A3 vs S7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs A3 vs S7: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones at CES 2017, adding two mid-tier devices to its portfolio.The A5 and A3 will be available towards the end of January, plugging the gap in the wait for the Galaxy S8 flagship, which is expected... >>

New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?

New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?

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Television manufacturers release new models at least twice a year and the technology in their latest sets is constantly improving. It can be hard to keep up at times.Even if you've bought a new TV recently, you might not know what it is truly capable... >>

What is 4K Photo? Panasonic's camera tech explained

What is 4K Photo? Panasonic's camera tech explained

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Panasonic has feature on its cameras called 4K Photo, something that it invests a lot of time into promoting - even offering a dedicated button for 4K Photo on some of its cameras. However, there's plenty of scope for confusion around what it actually... >>

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?

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Apple announced its new range of MacBook Pros at the end of 2016. There is a 13-inch model and a 15-inch model available, both sporting a new feature called Touch Bar, along with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.Replacing the function keys on the keyboard... >>

Best budgeting apps: 7 apps to take control of your finances

Best budgeting apps: 7 apps to take control of your finances

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Keeping track of finances can be a tricky thing to do, especially if you have more than one account or any kind of credit or store card. Money comes in, money goes out and there is the classic saying, the more you earn the more you spend.It doesn't matter... >>

Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight

Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight

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January is here which means you'll probably have started drawing up a long list of New Year's resolutions that you have every determination of sticking to. There might be a certain place or activity on there, mixed in with a few other things like... >>

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

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Apple's iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus might be over a year old, but they are available all around the world from multiple retailers and they are cheaper than their successors - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.Not much changed in terms of design compared... >>

Apple iOS 10 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do

Apple iOS 10 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do

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Apple packaged a tonne of improvements in iOS 10 including updates to Apple Music, News, Mail, widgets, the Lock screen and much more.The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features, tips and tricks. We've worked our way through the operating system... >>

New year: Seven tech resolutions to put on your list for 2017

New year: Seven tech resolutions to put on your list for 2017

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The clock has struck and another year has begun. You have probably made all sorts of resolutions - quit smoking, drink less, go out more, spend less, etc.While some of those are more manageable than others, we have rounded up seven tech resolutions that... >>

Google Pixel exclusive features explored: A cut above the rest of Android?

Google Pixel exclusive features explored: A cut above the rest of Android?

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Google's phones have always been dependable for one thing: giving you the best of Android. With the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google shifted the goalposts slightly, so that might not be the case anymore.The Nexus devices aren't Google phones,... >>

9 tips for recording better video with your smartphone

9 tips for recording better video with your smartphone

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Thanks to smartphones, recording video has never been so easy or effortless.Everyone has a powerful video camera in their pocket: a smartphone. And with a little practice and access to a few key tips, even you - yes, you - can start recording great footage,... >>

New Year Playlist: Tips for making the ultimate streaming playlist using Spotify, Apple Music, and more

New Year Playlist: Tips for making the ultimate streaming playlist using Spotify, Apple Music, and more

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It's that time of year when rocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party has ended and we prepare for another bash to bring in the New Year.You may already be getting a little sick of the constant Christmas repeats. And is it cool to keep... >>

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

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We're entering a brave new world. A world where you're not (just) covertly alerted by the buzzing in your pocket, but overtly, visually and audibly by the device on your wrist.The shifting sands of technology bring sweeping changes in social behavior.... >>

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

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Instagram has been around for years and it's hugely popular, but not everyone is completely familiar with the free photo app and how it can quickly transform your mediocre selfies into stunning glamour shots.Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration,... >>

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV: Your complete guide

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV: Your complete guide

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Amazon's video streaming service has been rapidly expanding since it was rebranded from Lovefilm in 2014. Amazon Prime Video is now the main global rival to Netflix and like its peer, it offers TV shows and movies to watch instantly on an internet connected... >>

What are Hatchimals, how do they work, and where can you find them?

What are Hatchimals, how do they work, and where can you find them?

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If Furby and Tamagotchi got together and had babies, they'd have Hatchimals.Hatchimals are the latest toy craze and must-have toy for the 2016 holiday season. You probably saw a lot of people talking about these things over the past few weeks, including... >>

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

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Apple's iPad mini is available in two models - the iPad mini 2 and the newer iPad mini 4 that was announced as the replacement for the iPad mini 3 in September 2015. The iPad mini 2 is the cheapest way to get your hands on an Apple tablet with prices... >>

Google Pixel tips: First things to do with your new Google superphone

Google Pixel tips: First things to do with your new Google superphone

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Google's phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, promise to give you a premium Android experience, with a number of exclusive features and bags of refinement.There are simple things you might want to do right out of the box, however, to get you started and to... >>

Roku tips and tricks: 14 things you probably didn't know you could do

Roku tips and tricks: 14 things you probably didn't know you could do

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You've landed yourself a Roku device and want to know its hidden features. No problem.To help you get the most of your set-top box, we've rounded up 14 cool things you likely didn't know were possible on the Roku platform. For instance, we've included... >>

Best iPad Pro 12.9 keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative

Best iPad Pro 12.9 keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative

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It's time to get a keyboard for that fancy Apple iPad Pro you've just bought or been given as a nice little, but not little at all, pressie.Apple's most powerful and priciest iPad to date, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, has a starting price of £679, and is... >>