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Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

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After the flop of the Wii U, Nintendo is looking to be on fine form with its Switch console. The home-meets-portable console was introduced in March 2017, along with Zelda: The Breath of the Wild, which might well be game of the year, and the company... >>

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to 2017-2018

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You're now the proud owner of a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro, or are still considering whether to make the investment in Sony or not. Either way, you'll find our list of tantalising gaming treats enough to have you excited for the months ahead.There... >>

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

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The big news from E3 2017 was that the extra-powerful Xbox One X console - formerly Project Scorpio - will launch worldwide on 7 November 2017. That means true 4K HDR gaming is imminent.But it wasn't just hardware that Microsoft was showing off at its... >>

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

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Giant videogames show E3 2017 is now over, but it was a cracking event and we managed to get our hands on several amazing titles coming up later this year or beyond.As well as a brand new console, the Xbox One X, the show had potentially yielded the... >>

E3 2017: All the games and announcements that matter

E3 2017: All the games and announcements that matter

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E3 2017 is upon us. With all the major conferences done and dusted, here are all the major announcements and games from the world's largest games show.Microsoft announced that its new 4K super console, the Xbox One X (originally codenamed Project Scorpio),... >>

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

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The sun is shining, the sunglasses are out. You go to tweet that perfect sunny picture and … wait … you can't see a thing on your smartphone display!It's not necessarily the phone that's a fault, but it could be how it behaves with your expensive... >>

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

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Apple announced iOS 11, the latest iteration of its mobile operating software, at WWDC 2017. Included in iOS 11 is an updated version of AirPlay, Apple's audio and video streaming platform. Conveniently called AirPlay 2, the new version will open up... >>

LG G7: What's the story so far?

LG G7: What's the story so far?

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LG was one of the first to release a flagship smartphone in 2017 with the G6. It's a great phone with plenty going for it including a brilliant camera, excellent display and all-screen design.Nothing ever stands still in the tech world though, especially... >>

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?

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Roaming data charges have been scrapped by the European Commission in its 28 member countries entirely from 15 June 2017.You will now be able to use your bundled texts, minutes and mobile data anywhere in the European Union without it costing you any... >>

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

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Apple is trying to streamline home automation.In other words: Apple wants to make it easier for smart accessories - like Philips Hue lights, Wink lights, and other smart speakers, thermostats, detectors, plugs, blinds, locks, sensors, etc - to communicate,... >>

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking market. It's been kicking around for a years, sitting at the top of its class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness.Chances are if you are reading this feature, you too... >>

Google Pixel 2: What's the story so far?

Google Pixel 2: What's the story so far?

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With a new year on us, we're into the cycle where all the phones of the year get updated - Samsung, LG, Sony and Huawei all launched new devices at Mobile World Congress or around it. Nokia also rejoined this list and HTC has revealed its latest.Heading... >>

Best iPad Pro 10.5 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro 10.5 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

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Apple announced the iPad Pro 10.5 at its WWDC developer conference in June. The new, slightly redesigned iPad bridges the gap between the now discontinued iPad Pro 9.7 and the larger iPad Pro 12.9, bringing a 20 per cent increase in display size but a... >>

Apple 3D Touch tips and tricks: Get the most out of the your iPhone

Apple 3D Touch tips and tricks: Get the most out of the your iPhone

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Apple's pressure sensitive display technology, called 3D Touch adds a vast array of options to the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus.Thanks to the technology, the displays on board the newer iPhones don't just recognise gestures like tap,... >>

Nokia 8/9 flagship Android phone: Release date, rumours and specs

Nokia 8/9 flagship Android phone: Release date, rumours and specs

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Nokia announced three Android handsets at Mobile World Congress 2017, marking the company's return to smartphones. It also announced the new Nokia 3310.Missing from this line-up of devices is anything that breaks out of the affordable end of the market.... >>

What is Apple's 3D Touch and how does it work?

What is Apple's 3D Touch and how does it work?

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Apple's latest iPhones, from the iPhone 6S onwards excluding the iPhone SE, feature a new type of screen. They not only have different glass to older models, but they offer new interactive levels too thanks to a technology called 3D Touch.The iPhone... >>

Why the Philips 901F is the flagship OLED TV you'll want

Why the Philips 901F is the flagship OLED TV you'll want

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There are some incredible recent television innovations that make the latest TVs the best we've ever had, but of them all, the technology that most impresses is OLED.The display technology is by far and away the biggest breakthrough for picture quality... >>

Microsoft Surface Laptop: How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S

Microsoft Surface Laptop: How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S

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Microsoft has a new Surface device, the Surface Laptop, which comes running Windows 10 S out of the box.The thing about Windows 10 S is that it is designed to run Windows Store apps only. If you've bought the Surface Laptop, you may want to consider upgrading... >>

Instagram adds archiving: How to hide your old, heavily filtered photos

Instagram adds archiving: How to hide your old, heavily filtered photos

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Remember when you first started using Instagram?You probably loved to play around with several filters, maybe add a border, then sprinkle in a vignette effect, and top the whole thing off with a dozen hashtags before pushing out your photo for all to... >>

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: What's the story so far?

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The rumour mill loves an Apple story. It doesn't matter if it's so far fetched it will never see the light of day, or whether it is something that might actually happen, it churns them all out anyway.With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus having both launched... >>

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

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E3 2017 is here! The videogames show officially opening its doors on starting on Tuesday 13 June, but the press conferences have already started.Microsoft unveiled its Xbox One X 4K powerhouse of a console at its event, and then it was down to Sony... >>

Amazon Alexa calling: How to block calls and messages to your Echo

Amazon Alexa calling: How to block calls and messages to your Echo

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Amazon has catered to the privacy-conscious by adding a new blocking feature to its Alexa calling service.Amazon Alexa calling, introduced by Amazon in May, was criticised by some for not giving users a way to block calls and messages. In other words,... >>

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

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Essential, the company set up by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has unveiled the Essential Phone.This Android-powered smartphone is going after the major flagships. It has a high-end price tag with top-of-the-line specs and features, such as an edge-to-edge... >>

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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Although Microsoft announced its 4K games console during E3 2016 last June, it was Sony that beat it to the punch, releasing its mid-generation upgrade a full year before the Xbox equivalent.The PS4 Pro has been available since the end of last year and... >>

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

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For a considerable while now, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One or Xbox One S (reviewed here). Not all of your old library of games are playable, but there are several hundred titles now available. And Xbox is adding to this list... >>