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HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set it up and solve any issues

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set it up and solve any issues

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It's amazing that after years of promise, virtual reality is finally here and accessible to everyone. Everyone with a pukka PC and a healthy bank balance admittedly, but here nonetheless. Exciting times. Both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are available... >>

What could the kitchen of the future feature? Whirlpool just might have the answer

What could the kitchen of the future feature? Whirlpool just might have the answer

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Smarthome is a term that's been kicking around for a while. Although there are plenty of solutions already available to turn your home into a smarter one, it is still a term associated with the future rather than the here and now. There are smart lighting... >>

HTC 10: Release date, official specs and everything you need to know

HTC 10: Release date, official specs and everything you need to know

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HTC has revealed its new flagship smartphone, known simply as HTC 10. Launched via a virtual event, the new handset takes a fresh look at what HTC has done in the past and feels like a real step forward for the company. The HTC 10 comes at a time that's... >>

Facebook F8 explained: Everything you need to know from the conference

Facebook F8 explained: Everything you need to know from the conference

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Facebook opened its mostly-annual F8 developer conference yesterday, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a keynote speech to make some big announcements, such as the introduction of Messenger bots, and lay out a 10-year roadmap. His presentation lasted just... >>

What is Ultra HD Premium and why does it matter? The 4K HDR badge explained

What is Ultra HD Premium and why does it matter? The 4K HDR badge explained

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The home cinema and entertainment technology industry sure loves a badge or two. Kit from TVs and Blu-ray players, to amplifiers and speakers all seem to be run through a certification process to give you an idea that they will perform in given circumstances.... >>

HTC 10 official: Champion specs meet serious design, Hi-Res audio, AirPlay support and more

HTC 10 official: Champion specs meet serious design, Hi-Res audio, AirPlay support and more

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HTC has launched its long-awaited flagship smartphone update, the HTC 10.  Looking to re-find form, the HTC 10 drops the One branding, as well as the M designation in something of a reboot for the struggling Taiwanese company.  The HTC 10 follows the... >>

11 crazy gaming controllers you won’t believe exist, and one that shouldn’t

11 crazy gaming controllers you won’t believe exist, and one that shouldn’t

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Gaming controllers have evolved through the generations to become the perfect handheld. Now every movement is without thought and the idea of being in discomfort, even after gaming for hours, isn't given much time. But as they all became refined into... >>

Huawei P9 Leica camera explored: Double the camera, double the fun?

Huawei P9 Leica camera explored: Double the camera, double the fun?

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At the Huawei P9 phone launch in London's Battersea on Wednesday 6 April the Chinese company made a lot of noise about its new camera features. And for good reason: it's the only company to brandish Leica co-engineering and a unique dual camera arrangement... >>

HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets

HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets

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HTC, above and beyond any other manufacturer, has done more than its fair share of popularising Android.  HTC was there at the beginning, producing some of the first Android handsets, the first Nexus handset, and launching the first handset that really... >>

What is Apple's True Tone display?

What is Apple's True Tone display?

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Apple recently launched a 9.7-inch iPad Pro with a new display technology called True Tone. It works a lot like the white-balance-compensating system found in the iPhone's camera flash, allowing the iPad's screen to determine just the right percentage... >>

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

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The Apple iPad Pro was announced in September 2015 after months and months of rumours and speculation. It is no small device with a display size of 12.9-inches in comparison to the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and its smaller brother, the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4,... >>

Best iPad Pro 9.7 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro 9.7 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

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Apple announced a new addition to its iPad line-up in the form of the iPad Pro 9.7 at an event in March. The smaller iPad Pro was revealed in place of a next-generation Air model and it brings with it a host of features, including Apple Pencil compatibility... >>

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 1TB or more for less than £50

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 1TB or more for less than £50

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Like with the Xbox One, our foremost and perhaps only major gripe about the PlayStation 4 is that the 500GB hard drive of the entry model is hopelessly light on storage capacity, especially considering the mammoth file sizes of some of the best games... >>

Facebook has yet another inbox for hidden messages: Here's how to find it

Facebook has yet another inbox for hidden messages: Here's how to find it

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You could have hidden Facebook messages that you didn't know about and might actually want to read. And, no, we're not talking about Facebook's "Other" tab, which is probably something you've heard about, even though Facebook has purposely made it somewhat... >>

Huawei P9 vs Huawei P9 Plus: What's the difference?

Huawei P9 vs Huawei P9 Plus: What's the difference?

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Huawei has announced two new flagship smartphones - the heavily rumoured P9 and its bigger, badder brother, the P9 Plus.  The two devices are almost identical but there are a couple of differences between them and that's what this feature is all about.... >>

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Huawei has slowly established itself as a major player in the smartphone market in recent years, first through volume of devices, then through standout phones. Devices like the Nexus 6P, the excellent Huawei Mate S with a pressure sensitive display... >>

Here's how Facebook just made 'Live' video exactly like Periscope, Snapchat

Here's how Facebook just made 'Live' video exactly like Periscope, Snapchat

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Facebook last year launched a Live feature, called Live, that lets you broadcast in real time, and now it's majorly updating that same feature to make it more like rival apps Periscope and Snapchat. Periscope is owned by Twitter and essentially lets you... >>

Huawei P9 vs P9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

Huawei P9 vs P9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

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Huawei launched its new flagships - the P9 and P9 Plus - at an event in London in April. The P9 was the subject of rumours for several months, as well as plenty of image leaks so if you followed the speculation, its design probably didn't come as... >>

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus camera gallery: This is what the dual-lens smartphones can do

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus camera gallery: This is what the dual-lens smartphones can do

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Huawei has taken the smartphone world by storm thanks to its P9 and P9 Plus dual-camera system. This was developed with Leica to create smartphone photos like no others before. The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus feature dual 12-megapixel cameras with an f/0.95... >>

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

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To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview now embraces connected tech like never before. Along with a snazzy new logo and look, Freeview offers connected content directly within its electronic programme... >>

PS4 3.5 software update: 6 reasons to update your system

PS4 3.5 software update: 6 reasons to update your system

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Sony has announced a software update for the PS4. It's called version 3.50. With this major update to the system, you will be able to play games remotely through a PC or a Mac. You'll also be able to appear offline from now on so that you can concentrate... >>

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption: What does that mean?

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption: What does that mean?

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has updated with end-to-end encryption. The latest version of the messaging client now ensures all messages, photos, video, files, and calls are completely secure for its 1 billion users (no matter whether they are using iPhones,... >>

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

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

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Apple Pay is a payment system designed to change the way you shop. The company has been leading the way in the effort to move consumers from physical wallets packed with cards to a world in which your iPhone or Watch does all the work. We've combed through... >>

How to switch from iPhone to Android

How to switch from iPhone to Android

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You've decided to make the switch. There could be many reasons behind why a person might ditch their iPhone in favour of an Android device. But, no matter what that reason may be, anyone who has done it or plans to do it primarily cares about one thing:... >>

April Fools' Day 2016: The best stories from around the web

April Fools' Day 2016: The best stories from around the web

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Today is the day to be cautious when sharing exciting new stories from your social media feeds, if you don't want to be labelled the fool this April. April Fools' Day has well and truly taken the internet by storm with big companies like Samsung, Sony,... >>