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Driverless cars are reality: Toyota's autonomous car takes us for a drive

Driverless cars are reality: Toyota's autonomous car takes us for a drive

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We're sat in the passenger side of a Lexus GS 450h driving along a highway. Which might not sound like all too unusual an experience. Only this Lexus is the Highway Teammate and it's driving itself; steering, changing lanes, accelerating, braking, monitoring... >>

Apple iPad Pro release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Apple iPad Pro release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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With the tablet market in decline, Apple had to get creative. It therefore introduced a new iPad that offers something different. During the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus event in September 2015, the company launched its most powerful and priciest iPad... >>

Tag Heuer Connected official: Release date, specs, prices and availability

Tag Heuer Connected official: Release date, specs, prices and availability

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Luxury watch brand Tag Heuer has officially taken the wraps off its first ever smartwatch dubbed Connected. The watch is made from lightweight titanium materials and features a large round face, 3D bezel and button to give it a traditional look despite... >>

Best laptop 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best laptop 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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It's that time of year again where the team here at Pocket-lint is gearing up ready for our annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, this year in association with EE. Our awards are now in their 12th year and with them will come 12 categories, each celebrating... >>

Facebook Music Stories: What are they and how do they work?

Facebook Music Stories: What are they and how do they work?

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Facebook has rolled out a new feature called Music Stories. It allows you to sample 30-second clips directly from your news feed, among other things. At launch, the feature works with services like Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify. The whole idea is that... >>

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

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When it comes to deciding what to watch on demand, there can be such a thing as too much choice. For example, Roku offers access to over 1,700 channels on its set-top-boxes and the Streaming Stick. And with that many it's hard to find the ones that will... >>

BlackBerry Priv vs BlackBerry Passport, Classic, Leap: What's the difference?

BlackBerry Priv vs BlackBerry Passport, Classic, Leap: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry's latest handset has landed, the Priv. It makes a huge change for the company, moving to a new platform, looking, in the words of CEO John Chen, to deal with the problem of apps.  The Priv arrives wanting to retain what BlackBerry is known... >>

How to enjoy toys to life games without spending a fortune

How to enjoy toys to life games without spending a fortune

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The latest trend in children’s videogames is to combine them with collectable toy lines for a rapidly expanding genre dubbed "toys to life". The plastic figures and toys have an NFC chip inside that, when placed on a USB peripheral, unlock content in... >>

Best phone 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best phone 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of the month for the 12th year celebrating the best devices over the last 12 months, across 12 categories. The categories span phones, tablets and laptops to cameras, smarthome and connected... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Minions, Supergirl, Home Alone...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Minions, Supergirl, Home Alone...

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Don't know what to watch on television this weekend? Never fear, we're here with our weekly round-up of shows and movies you can view right now on streaming services available through set-top-boxes like the Roku family of devices. There's something for... >>

BlackBerry Priv official: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

BlackBerry Priv official: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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BlackBerry took an usual approach to launching the Priv. Following a run of rumours and leaks, the company confirmed its plans, before drip-feeding information, supplying official photos, and talking openly about the new handset. It's now officially launched,... >>

5 things BlackBerry users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

5 things BlackBerry users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

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BlackBerry has finally launched the Priv, its latest handset, making the switch to Android. It's looking to bring together the best features of BlackBerry with the best of Android, launching a flagship-spec handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, as well... >>

5 things Android users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

5 things Android users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

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BlackBerry has finally launched the Priv, its first Android handset. It's looking to bring together the best features of BlackBerry with the best of Android, launching a flagship-spec handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, as well as a range of clever additions. ... >>

BlackBerry Priv vs Nexus 6P, Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, OnePlus 2, LG G4: What's the difference?

BlackBerry Priv vs Nexus 6P, Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, OnePlus 2, LG G4: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry has officially unveiled the Priv. It's the company's first handset to run on the Android platform instead of the BlackBerry OS and it has been doing the rounds for the last few weeks, as well as in the months previous, after pre-orders began.... >>

What is Lytro Immerge and how will it enhance VR?

What is Lytro Immerge and how will it enhance VR?

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Lytro is best known as the camera company that pioneered light-field photography. Now it's pushing a new type of image capture by creating an innovative way to capture and edit reality for the virtual world. The Lytro Immerge is the company's 360-degree... >>

Best tablet / 2-in-1 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best tablet / 2-in-1 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 12th year and as usual, we will be delivering a series of features over the next couple of weeks with the nominees within each of the 12 categories. Each feature will offer a little bit about... >>

What is the BBC Store and how is it different to iPlayer?

What is the BBC Store and how is it different to iPlayer?

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The BBC has launched a new online shop that is calls the BBC Store. This is a place where episodes of its shows can be downloaded, at a charge. So how is this different to iPlayer? And will people want to pay for things that were free not long ago? Then... >>

Cortana for iOS: Here's how to get early access to Microsoft's new app

Cortana for iOS: Here's how to get early access to Microsoft's new app

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Microsoft's personal assistant feature, Cortana, is coming to iPhone, and you'll be able to start testing soon. Microsoft wants iPhone users to try an early version of Cortana for iOS. It's been internally testing the app for six months internally and... >>

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... >>

Sony Bravia YouView update: Everything you need to know

Sony Bravia YouView update: Everything you need to know

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Sony has pushed out its update for 2015 Bravia televisions running on Android TV, bringing with it the new YouView experience.  YouView replaces the old EPG and brings with it a number of benefits, updating your already smart TV, to make a range of things... >>

How the UK surveillance bill affects you and why Apple can still sell the iPhone

How the UK surveillance bill affects you and why Apple can still sell the iPhone

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Much has been said in the build up to the British Government's publication of its new Investigatory Powers Bill, but now it is available for all to see, the details are more clear. The bill is only in the draft stage at present and none of its proposals... >>

Twitter's favourite button: Where did it go and what's the new heart button?

Twitter's favourite button: Where did it go and what's the new heart button?

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You can no longer "favourite" tweets on Twitter. The social network has announced it killed the function -  represented by a star button across Twitter - and replaced it with a new way to interact with tweets. Well, it's not really "new". Twitter simply... >>

What is Google Project Wing?

What is Google Project Wing?

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Google is planning on launching a service, literally, that will deliver items via flying drones. It is calling this Project Wing. Technically this project will be run by the newly named holding company for Google, Alphabet. Amazon is also working on a... >>

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

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Google's Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P were announced after much speculation during an event in San Francisco at the end of September. The Nexus 5X is a 5.2-inch smartphone with a metal frame and a exchangeable polycarbonate rear, while the Nexus 6P is a... >>

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network?

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network?

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The European Commission has announced that roaming data charges will be scrapped in its 28 member countries by 2017. Until then how can we stop paying high fees? Travelling abroad and using your phone as normally used to mean a hefty bill on your return,... >>