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Best upcoming smartphones: The phones to look forward to in 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The phones to look forward to in 2017

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

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The new Formula One season is fizzing along and it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting for years.Not only do car rules changes promise a closer season - as evidenced in the races so far - the entire shebang is being broadcast in 4K Ultra... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the story so far?

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was a fantastic phone, until the battery issues destroyed its reputation and left it with a legacy of being the only phone to be singled out before boarding a flight.We expected the Note family to die with the Note 7, but there's... >>

Facebook F8 (2017): All the announcements that matter

Facebook F8 (2017): All the announcements that matter

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Facebook has announced a bunch of camera effects, augmented reality developments, and chat bot-related updates for its properties.The social network's developer conference is here. It's a two-day event that Facebook is using to discuss everything from... >>

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Release date, games and everything you need to know

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Release date, games and everything you need to know

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After the incredible success of its miniature, remade NES console, Nintendo is said to be working on a follow-up; this time based on the much-loved Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES for short.A Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES is heavily tipped... >>

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

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There are three ways to get access to Sky's content. The options are the Now TV or Now TV Smart Box route or the Sky Q route, choosing either the standard option or the Silver offering. The question is, which is the right service for you?   This... >>

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

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Forget about Google Assistant, Samsung's new Android flagships, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ sport their own voice assistant called Bixby.It's the company's attempt to take on the likes of Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and Alexa, with a new AI... >>

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S8, including smart select and smart capture

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S8, including smart select and smart capture

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Samsung has made a major change to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, removing the physical home button, meaning that taking a screenshot is now a little different to previous models.You have a number of different options when it comes to taking a screenshot, with... >>

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, Robot Wars and football hooliganism, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed with... >>

Best movies to look forward to in 2017: Here are all the top film trailers

Best movies to look forward to in 2017: Here are all the top film trailers

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We're finally into big movie season, with Easter now passed. That means the big blockbuster season is in full swing and there are plenty of major motion pictures in cinemas now and coming up over the next eight months.There are returns for some much-loved... >>

All the Nintendo Switch games: Launch titles and every game for 2017 revealed

All the Nintendo Switch games: Launch titles and every game for 2017 revealed

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The Nintendo Switch has been a great success story, having sold more units on the launch weekend than any other Nintendo console before it.But a games console is nothing without the, well, games. So here's a run down of all the titles that have been... >>

Tablets for kids: How to setup an Amazon Fire tablet for children

Tablets for kids: How to setup an Amazon Fire tablet for children

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Kids love tablets. They love the interactive games, they love having access to video to watch and they love all the apps. The big problem is that most adults have a tablet setup for themselves, meaning you're only a few clicks away from content or buying... >>

Xbox Project Scorpio: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Xbox Project Scorpio: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Microsoft pulled a bit of a pleasant surprise during E3 2016 last June. As well as announce the Xbox One S, which has since sold in bucket loads, it revealed that an all-new Xbox is in the works; a console it called the "most powerful console yet" and... >>

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

Nokia 8 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.... >>

Best Apple iPad (2017) cases: Protect your new 9.7-inch iPad

Best Apple iPad (2017) cases: Protect your new 9.7-inch iPad

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Apple surprised us all when it quietly introduced a new iPad in March.The 9.7-inch tablet has the same height and width as its predecessor, the iPad Air 2, as well as the same weight as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro. But it's thicker than both models... >>

64 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

64 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

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If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so.To most questions you'll get a standard... >>

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

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GoPro cameras are now in their fifth generation: the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session. The Hero 5 Black is the more feature-packed model, with a touchscreen and slightly larger form factor. Both cameras can shoot 4K footage at 30fps but the Hero 5 Black... >>

How to take long exposure photos on a smartphone

How to take long exposure photos on a smartphone

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If you've ever looked at photos of your friends painting their name with light Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, or any other social network feed. Or if they've managed to shoot a starry night sky that actually looks good, and wondered how to do it yourself,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were announced at the end of March, bringing two new fabulous flagships to the smartphone party. How do they compare to their competition though?We've put them up against the LG G6, the Pixels and the iPhone 7 in previous... >>

LG G6: Release date, specifications and everything you need to know

LG G6: Release date, specifications and everything you need to know

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LG's next flagship smartphone - the G6 - has finally been revealed at the company's pre-MWC 2017 press conference in Barcelona.Rumours have been speculating about what features the successor of last year's modular smartphone will offer for months, as... >>

Best Amazon UK Easter deals: Tablets, tech and home improvement treats

Best Amazon UK Easter deals: Tablets, tech and home improvement treats

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Easter is approaching and Amazon is going to be running daily deals right through from 4-17 April 2017.There will be a whole range of things to buy across Amazon's different stores, from shoes to home improvements, but we're interested in the best Amazon... >>

Which Beats headphones are right for you?

Which Beats headphones are right for you?

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Beats headphones have gone through various iterations over the years and following the company's acquisition by Apple, they are more popular than ever. Their signature bass-focused sound has remained a constant throughout the series' development, too,... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution.Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: What's the difference?

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 launched at the end of March, bringing with it a fabulous design, powerful specs and plenty of features, all hoping to rebuild the consumer confidence lost by the Galaxy Note 7.It's a stand out device, there's no doubt about that,... >>

New Apple iPad (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: What's the difference?

New Apple iPad (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: What's the difference?

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Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S3 at the beginning of March, while Apple announced its newest and cheapest iPad towards the end of March, bringing another two premium tablets to the party.The Tab S3 is designed to be an entertainment powerhouse, while... >>