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HTC Ocean: What's the story on HTC's next flagship?

HTC Ocean: What's the story on HTC's next flagship?

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With the HTC 10 getting long in the tooth, and 2017 getting underway, it's time to look forward to the next big thing from HTC.HTC has already started making waves, with the launch of the HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play. Although the U Ultra has flagship... >>

Nintendo Switch: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Nintendo Switch: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Nintendo's has unveiled the Nintendo Switch, a games console comprised of a portable tablet-like device and a docking station for home play. It is different, interesting and we we've already had our hands on one. Nintendo Switch preview: Return of the... >>

YouTube's paid Super Chat feature: What is it and how does it work?

YouTube's paid Super Chat feature: What is it and how does it work?

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YouTube has announced a feature that'll give creators more money.Called Super Chat, it essentially allows viewers to pay to pin a comment on live streams. So, when someone goes live, you will see a new cash symbol in the chat window and can click it to... >>

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced a new family of smartphones in the U range, designed to focus on delivering smartphones that serve you better, as their names suggest.The U Ultra debuted alongside the mid-range U Play, and although the U Ultra isn't HTC's 2017 flagship,... >>

HTC U Ultra: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC U Ultra: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC has announced a new family of devices - U - with two new phones, the mid-range U Play and a more premium U Ultra.Kicking off 2017 in some style, these two new handsets promise to be all about you, while also signalling quite a departure from HTC's... >>

HTC U Play: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC U Play: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC has announced the U Play, sitting in a new handset family with the U Ultra, positioned under flagship level. While the U Ultra offers close to flagship specs, the U Play is a lower-spec mid-range device, very different from the handset it launched... >>

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced two new smartphones in the form of the U Ultra and the U Play, both of which have been designed to focus around you, as their names suggest.The two devices feature very similar and unique designs, but they differ in what they offer in... >>

Best headphones and speakers at CES 2017: Audio-Technica, AKG, Sennheiser and more

Best headphones and speakers at CES 2017: Audio-Technica, AKG, Sennheiser and more

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Headphones and speakers always attract large crowds at CES and 2017 was no different. They both represent the most affordable way to get into hi-fi while also offering a personal listening experience. One of the clearest messages we got from CES 2017... >>

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... >>

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Specs, release date and rumours

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Specs, release date and rumours

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Motorola has changed hands more times than a used car in recent years, skipping over to Google and then to Lenovo where it currently resides.With future phones carrying the Moto branding - and a shake-up on 2016 introducing the Moto Z family, we're left... >>

Best smartwatches and fitness trackers of CES 2017: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

Best smartwatches and fitness trackers of CES 2017: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers have yet again had a noticeable presence at CES 2017. We haven't seen as many devices as previous years, but there have been a number of announcements within the smartwatch and fitness tracking fields worthy of attention.From new... >>

Best TVs of CES 2017: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG OLED and more

Best TVs of CES 2017: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG OLED and more

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CES 2017, held at the beginning of January, was a launch platform for 2017's new televisions. The consumer electronics trade show ushered in a new wave of TV tech that will eventually make its way into your living room. It's so often been the proving... >>

Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S2 now connect to iPhone, here's how it works

Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S2 now connect to iPhone, here's how it works

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Samsung's Gear S smartwatches are finally compatible with the iPhone. We take a dive down in to the app and experience to see whether or not the watch is worth taking over Apple's own smartwatch. The SetupBefore starting, make sure you have a compatible... >>

Nokia 6 Android phone: Specs, release date and everything you need to know

Nokia 6 Android phone: Specs, release date and everything you need to know

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Nokia is making its way back to smartphones, first announcing that it's going to be embracing Android and reaffirming that position in December on formation of the new organisation, and in January, announcing its first device.Unlike other brands that... >>

What is Dolby Vision? Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained

What is Dolby Vision? Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained

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The television world is never short of technical terms and abbreviations, and keeping up with them all and understanding what they all do can be a nightmare. The biggest TV trend to come out of the past few years is High Dynamic Range, or HDR. We've already... >>

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

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Nvidia is soon to release a new version of the Nvidia Shield Android TV. It will also expand its GeForce Now cloud gaming service in the coming months to more than just Shield devices.However, the new GeForce Now will be an alternative offering, just... >>

The Apple iPhone is 10 years old: Look how much the iPhone has changed

The Apple iPhone is 10 years old: Look how much the iPhone has changed

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Today, the 9 January 2017, marks the 10th anniversary of the Apple iPhone's announcement in San Francisco when Steve Jobs presented the new smart phone to a packed audience of Apple guests, staff, and journalists, including Pocket-lint.Although rumoured... >>

CES 2017: All the announcements that matter

CES 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Consumer electronics show CES is one of the biggest tech events of the year, similar to Mobile World Congress, and we expect CES 2017 to showcase a truck load of new gadgets, TVs, cars and initiatives that'll take our breath away.The one thing that defines... >>

Best cars of CES 2017: All the major automotive announcements from the show

Best cars of CES 2017: All the major automotive announcements from the show

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Considering CES is a consumer electronics show, you may wonder what business cars have turning up at the show.Nowadays cars can have more technology in them than your average home. Whether it be electric power, in-car entertainment or self-driving/autonomous... >>

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2017: The greatest from HP, Dell, Lenovo and others

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2017: The greatest from HP, Dell, Lenovo and others

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The Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place in Vegas every January is back for 2017, and we've been rushing around the show floors looking for all the best in upcoming tech. Companies usually use CES to showcase the latest updates to their laptop,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7: What's the rumoured difference?

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is due to arrive in April, if rumours are anything to go by anyway. It will succeed the current Galaxy S7 and if all the leaks are to be believed, it will be a great device.We've compared the rumoured specs of the Galaxy S8 to... >>

What is Google Daydream and what devices support it? Google's Android VR platform explained

What is Google Daydream and what devices support it? Google's Android VR platform explained

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When it comes to virtual reality, Google has been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them with plenty of content to view, through YouTube.In 2016 Google introduced Daydream, a new... >>

What is HDR, what TVs support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

What is HDR, what TVs support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

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The television industry never stands still, with manufacturers introducing new technologies every year to improve their TVs and convince you that now is the time to upgrade.Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs, we've seen the... >>

The many faces of Amazon Alexa: Cars, speakers, robots and everything else

The many faces of Amazon Alexa: Cars, speakers, robots and everything else

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If 2017's CES has been about anything - other than inappropriately giving all your white goods touch screens to tweet from - it's been about putting Amazon's Alexa in everything. Amazon clearly doesn't see a future where Alexa is confined to a Bluetooth... >>

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

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Christmas has been and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't spoil yourself.Perhaps you didn't get what you really wanted, or you've got some pocket money from "granny" and are now keen to spend it.We've complied a list of some great gadgets and gizmos ideas... >>