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What is Sky Q Fluid Viewing and how do I get it?

What is Sky Q Fluid Viewing and how do I get it?

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Now that Sky is heavily advertising its new TV system, Sky Q, we've had many questions about what it offers. There are lots of components to the Sky Q system, with a main box - either Sky Q Silver or Sky Q box - and separate Sky Q Mini boxes for other... >>

Mobile World Congress 2016: All the announcements that matter

Mobile World Congress 2016: All the announcements that matter

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Mobile World Congress, or MWC to its friends, is the largest mobile trade show of the year. It's where we've seen some of the biggest handset launches over the past few years and 2016 has been no different. The show started with a bang, with a big Sunday... >>

Oscars 2016 nominees: Watch all the trailers here

Oscars 2016 nominees: Watch all the trailers here

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Early in January, Hollywood held its breath.. The Academy was getting ready to unleash the Oscars 2016 nominees. Shortlists for all 24 categories are now out, and you can browse them in the gallery above. The categories include the usuals, such as Best... >>

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

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Sony announced the X series at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, comprising three new smartphones. The company also confirmed the Z series will end with the Xperia Z5, leaving the new X range to take over.  The Xperia X Performance sits at the top... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Spectre, Vikings...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Spectre, Vikings...

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The weekend is upon us again and although we've been extremely busy in Barcelona, seeing the latest phones and smart devices debut at Mobile World Congress, that hasn't stopped us trawling through the TV shows and movies available on catch-up and on demand... >>

Google DeepMind explained: What is it and how is it tackling AI and health?

Google DeepMind explained: What is it and how is it tackling AI and health?

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Healthcare is about to get a lot smarter. The same Google company that taught a computer how to master the ancient game of Go has just created a new division completely dedicated to solving healthcare issues, and it's kicking things off in the UK with... >>

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

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True techies shouldn't have an everyday, run-of-the-mill office. If you consider yourself a computer-savvy individual or even an early adopter, one of the first places you should be exemplifying that is in your home office. Similar to a living room, which... >>

Noveto speaker plays so only you can hear, no headphones needed

Noveto speaker plays so only you can hear, no headphones needed

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Noveto has shown off its directional speaker system that it wants to change the world by putting an end to headphones. The idea behind the Noveto speaker is to play audio directly into the ears of a single person without anyone else hearing the sound.... >>

Facebook Reactions explained: Here's the scoop on those new smileys

Facebook Reactions explained: Here's the scoop on those new smileys

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Facebook's Dislike button has arrived. Well, not quite. The social network has completed a worldwide launch of several "Reactions" that sit alongside the Like button on posts or comments. You can use these emoji-like characters to express a range of emotions,... >>

MyKronoz Swiss-designed smartwatch collection, in pictures

MyKronoz Swiss-designed smartwatch collection, in pictures

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MyKronoz, the Swiss smartwatch specialist whose kit is of course designed in Switzerland, has been at MWC 2016 with its many watches. By many we really mean a bunch. MyKronoz may have come seemingly out of nowhere but the start-up has done so with plenty... >>

Control your phone and home from anywhere using ultrasonic hand-gestures, meet Elliptic

Control your phone and home from anywhere using ultrasonic hand-gestures, meet Elliptic

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The future of smart gadget controls is in ultrasound and Elliptic is bringing it to your gadgets in the next few months. Using ultrasonic audio a new control interface has been created that allows gadgets to pick up on gestures from across a room. This... >>

Best wearables of MWC 2016: VR, smartwatches, cameras and more

Best wearables of MWC 2016: VR, smartwatches, cameras and more

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Unlike other years, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has been strangely light on wearable technology this year. There were floods of smartwatches and fitness trackers on the show floor in 2014 and 2015, but relatively few this time around. That doesn't... >>

These are the new Guess Connect watches and they are amazing

These are the new Guess Connect watches and they are amazing

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Fashion brand Guess first announced its entry to the world of smartwatches at CES 2015. The Guess Connect took its design cues from the Guess Rigor watch but added smart functionality from Martian. It prioritised being a good-looking, stylish watch with... >>

Best smartphones of MWC 2016: Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC and more

Best smartphones of MWC 2016: Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC and more

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Mobile World Congress in Barcelona might not be of interest to Apple fans, considering the Cupertino company never exhibits there, but the latest and greatest smartphones from just about every other major manufacturer can be found on the show floor. And... >>

Haier Watch: Full Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your wrist

Haier Watch: Full Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your wrist

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Haier has shown off its new flagship smartwatch that comes packing full Android OS, dubbed simply, Watch. The Haier Watch, shown off at MWC 2016, is due for release in April priced at €200. Its aim is to offer a high quality build and full Android OS... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the difference?

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Samsung announced its flagship Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year but that wasn't the only device to be unveiled on the stage. The South Korean company also revealed the Galaxy S6 edge. One year on and once again, two handsets... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7: Cases, accessories, chargers and more

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7: Cases, accessories, chargers and more

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Samsung has taken the rumour mill down in one fell swoop as it unveiled its latest Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. There was even the company's first 360-degree camera. But it didn't stop there, then came the accessories. Smartphone cases are... >>

LG G5 vs LG G4: What's the difference?

LG G5 vs LG G4: What's the difference?

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LG launched its G4 flagship smartphone in April 2015 and with it came a lovely leather finish, fantastic display, competitive price and a great camera. The South Korean company has now announced the successor to that perfect balance of phone meet phablet... >>

Philips 2016 TV range: Full HD, Ultra HD 4K, HDR, Ambilight, and more

Philips 2016 TV range: Full HD, Ultra HD 4K, HDR, Ambilight, and more

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Philips TVs have returned with a new, varied range. The new range includes sizes going from 24-inches to 75-inches and include sFull HD TVs as well as Ultra HD 4K sets. The 4K TVs run the latest version of Android TV OS, and some of them support high... >>

VSS Unity explained: Here's the scoop on Virgin Galactic's new SpaceShipTwo

VSS Unity explained: Here's the scoop on Virgin Galactic's new SpaceShipTwo

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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic just unveiled a new space plane that'll one day carry astronaut wannabees to the fringes of space. This vehicle will replace the one that fatally crashed more than a year ago and is supposed to be not only safer but also... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Better Call Saul, Walking Dead...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Better Call Saul, Walking Dead...

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We might be experiencing the winter chills still, but there's a real spring in our step this week because two of our favourite TV series have returned to our screens. And what's more, they are available on catch-up and on demand channels and apps right... >>

Yaaas! Twitter finally adds a GIF button: Here's how it works

Yaaas! Twitter finally adds a GIF button: Here's how it works

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Twitter just caught up with the times. The company has announced a GIF search feature is coming to tweets and direct messages. It is rolling out an honest-to-goodness GIF button. So, when you're composing a tweet or direct message, you can search and... >>

A day in the life of tado° smart heating

A day in the life of tado° smart heating

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You may have heard a fair bit about smart thermostats but what's it like living with one? In today's hectic, fast paced environment, the value of your time, comfort and convenience can never be underestimated. One thing you shouldn't need to worry about... >>

Apple Music explained: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Music explained: What is it and how does it work?

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Although Apple Music has been out for awhile, it's not too late to give it a go. The music streaming service is subscription-based and packed with features, including offline listening for when you're not connected, and it combines all your music in one... >>

New Lego Star Wars sets in the flesh: Minecraft and Ninjago complete the line-up

New Lego Star Wars sets in the flesh: Minecraft and Ninjago complete the line-up

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Having shown off a range of Lego at the London and Nuremberg Toy Fairs in the last few weeks, the brick brand let us take pics and video of the last entries in the 2016 line-up at the New York Toy Fair. The biggest question mark still left for Lego this... >>