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Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

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GoPro has been expanding its line-up of action cameras to fend off an increasingly busy end of the gadget market. With the likes of Sony, Panasonic, TomTom and even mobile phone network EE looking to get in on the action, it's never been a busier time... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

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Samsung has officially announced the successor to its Galaxy Tab S tablet after numerous leaks of the device first appeared in May. The Galaxy Tab S2 arrives just over a year after the original was revealed and it will be available to buy from August.... >>

Top children's tablets: 8 devices your kids will love

Top children's tablets: 8 devices your kids will love

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Finding the best tablet for your child isn’t simply a matter of comparing technical stats. Operating system features for safety and ease of use, as well as bespoke learning tools are just as important. Equally, the device needs to engage children in... >>

The Ashes: How Sky Sports brings the series to your TV, tablet or smartphone

The Ashes: How Sky Sports brings the series to your TV, tablet or smartphone

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Cricket is all about statistics, something that Sky Sports recognises and prioritises in its coverage of the sport and The Ashes specifically. The latest iteration of the Sky Sports app has a dedicated section for the England versus Australia series... >>

Samsung Gear A release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear A release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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Samsung has released several smartwatches in the past, but it's working on a new one that will stand out from the rest because it has a round face, physical controls like a crown, and runs Samsung's own Tizen operating system. All this information is... >>

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know

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Tesla Motors has just unveiled new upgrades for its Model S car line-up. The electric carmaker also announced a new single-motor Model S as well as revealed a new Roadster is coming. Wow. So much new stuff. Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, dumped all this and... >>

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

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The Pocket-lint team recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge within a 24 hour period, climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales over the weekend of 11-12 July. It was a tough challenge, with the weather very much against us... >>

Apple Pay on the Underground: 9 top tips for using your iPhone or Apple Watch for Tube travel

Apple Pay on the Underground: 9 top tips for using your iPhone or Apple Watch for Tube travel

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Apple Pay recently launched in the UK and you might already have noticed that the average queue at your local Pret or pub now features iPhone and Apple Watch owners thrusting their devices at store staff and payment machines. What you might not realise,... >>

What is an e-SIM and how will it change smartphones for the better?

What is an e-SIM and how will it change smartphones for the better?

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It is reported that both Apple and Samsung are in talks with major network providers to adopt electronic SIM cards for future smartphones. The move would see the manufacturers join others in the mobile business in utilising e-SIMs in their devices, which... >>

Top toys for Christmas 2015: 9 tech toys your kids will be asking for

Top toys for Christmas 2015: 9 tech toys your kids will be asking for

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Having spent many hours exploring the toys and treats of Amazon, Argos and Currys PC World at their respective annual Christmas showcases in London, we round-up some of the best toys for the festive season 2015. These are the Christmas 2015 toys your... >>

HTC One M9+ vs HTC One M9: What's the difference?

HTC One M9+ vs HTC One M9: What's the difference?

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Just a few weeks after launching the flagship HTC One M9, the Taiwanese manufacturer added another handset to its line-up, one with a plus suffix to suggest that it is even better than the current hero phone. The HTC One M9+ has now been officially announced... >>

Best Comic-Con 2015 trailers: Suicide Squad, Deadpool, WarCraft, Star Wars and more

Best Comic-Con 2015 trailers: Suicide Squad, Deadpool, WarCraft, Star Wars and more

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The San Diego Comic-Con might be over for another year but it left us looking forward to some incredible movies and TV shows that are coming up later this year and long into next. During the convention we were treated to more news and revelations about... >>

PlayStation Now comes to the UK: What is it, and how can you get it?

PlayStation Now comes to the UK: What is it, and how can you get it?

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Officially detailed around a year ago, PlayStation Now has been available in the US and Canada under an open beta scheme for all owners of PlayStation consoles and some Sony TVs (Samsung sets joining the fun too). And now it's finally arrived in the... >>

Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge: The kit we used

Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge: The kit we used

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Readers of Pocket-lint will know that we've just completed the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in under 24 hours. You can read all about the experience right here on Pocket-lint, but we thought we'd... >>

Google Eddystone explained: It's like iBeacon, but platform-agnostic

Google Eddystone explained: It's like iBeacon, but platform-agnostic

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Google is finally going after Apple's iBeacon technology with something called Eddystone. Although it has been a couple years since Apple introduced iBeacon, Google has just decided it was the right time to unveil its own alternative solution for piping... >>

Amazon Prime Day: Here are some of the best deals

Amazon Prime Day: Here are some of the best deals

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Amazon is 20 years old today. To celebrate its birthday, the online retailer has invited all Prime members to a birthday bash. It isn't a party but rather a day-long event filled with mega sales. Amazon announced earlier this month that it would be running... >>

Which Honeywell heating system is best for you? Evohome vs Voice Controlled vs Single Zone Thermostat

Which Honeywell heating system is best for you? Evohome vs Voice Controlled vs Single Zone Thermostat

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Honeywell is a company with its fingers in several pies, one of which is smart heating. There are several systems available on the market that will make turning your heating on or off and make scheduling it much easier, whether you pick Honeywell, or... >>

Apple Pay: How to add your bank cards to it

Apple Pay: How to add your bank cards to it

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Apple Pay has gone live in the UK, giving millions of Brits the chance to pay for stuff in places like Boots and Pret a Manger with their iPhone or Apple Watch.  Apple Pay, which first launched in the US last year, is a contactless payment technology... >>

Apple Pay: Here's how it works and where you can use it

Apple Pay: Here's how it works and where you can use it

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Apple has launched Apple Pay in the UK, meaning you can start using specific Apple devices as digital wallets of sorts in order to pay for goods at stores with contactless payment readers and within apps. The idea is that you'll never need to tote around... >>

Comcast debuts its own cable-free streaming service in the US: Here's what to expect

Comcast debuts its own cable-free streaming service in the US: Here's what to expect

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With HBO Now, Showtime, and other cord-cutter streaming service popping up left and right overseas, it was only a matter of time before Comcast - one of the worst-ranked companies in the US - decided to introduce its own alternative. Called Stream, the... >>

A tale of three mountains: The Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge

A tale of three mountains: The Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge

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There was a palpable sense of excitement as we packed our gear into the Land Rover Discoverys for the long drive north to Kinlochleven in Scotland. Pocket-lint teamed up with Asus, with support from friends at Land Rover, Berghaus and Under Armour, aiming... >>

Disney's Star Wars films: What is going on and how many are being made?

Disney's Star Wars films: What is going on and how many are being made?

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Let's talk about Star Wars for a minute. The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 and announced shortly after the production of a sequel trilogy that includes episodes 7 through 9. More recently, it announced the production of a "few standalone"... >>

Apple releases iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan public betas: Here's how to try them

Apple releases iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan public betas: Here's how to try them

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Apple has launched the first public beta of El Capitan, the next version of OS X. It also released a public beta of iOS 9, making it the first public beta for a major iOS update. Both betas are free to install and test. The company unveiled its operating... >>

Office 16 for Mac is now available: Here's everything you need to know

Office 16 for Mac is now available: Here's everything you need to know

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Office 16 for Mac sees a big step forward for the Microsoft Office suite on Apple's computers, updating the version of the software for the first time since 2011. Version trackers will also note that this sees the Mac getting its updated version of Office... >>

How to make your home smart for under £1500

How to make your home smart for under £1500

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Connected homes are fast becoming the thing to have as more and more devices appear hoping to make your home life easier, simpler and smarter. There is everything from appliances to heating, lighting and other gadgets available, all of which can be remotely... >>