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Xbox One S vs PlayStation Neo (PS4K): What’s the rumoured difference?

Xbox One S vs PlayStation Neo (PS4K): What’s the rumoured difference?

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With Sony announcing a special PlayStation event in New York for 7 September, it is commonly thought that we'll finally see the company's plans for its next generation console - a massively upgraded version of the PS4, currently codenamed PlayStation... >>

What is GoPro Omni? The 360 VR camera rig explained, release date and price info

What is GoPro Omni? The 360 VR camera rig explained, release date and price info

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It's not the first time we've heard about GoPro Omni - the six GoPro camera rig used for 360-degree virtual reality capture, announced early 2016 - but it is the first time we've seen it and learned about its end-to-end workflow. So just what can you... >>

Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players: Spinning 4K discs

Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players: Spinning 4K discs

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Many will proclaim that optical media is dead and that streaming is the way ahead, but one look at the quality of the latest blockbuster movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray and you'll change your mind. Ultra HD Blu-ray is a new thing for 2016. The format has been... >>

New MacBook Pro (2016): What’s the story so far?

New MacBook Pro (2016): What’s the story so far?

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Everyone thought Apple was going to update its MacBook Pro line at WWDC 2016, but it didn't. Now the world is expecting refreshed models to come out this autumn instead, especially because the MacBook and MacBook Air were updated in March. Keep in mind... >>

Nexus Marlin vs Nexus Sailfish: What's the rumoured difference?

Nexus Marlin vs Nexus Sailfish: What's the rumoured difference?

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Google tends to launch its Nexus devices towards the latter half of the year, normally around September/October. This year's models have been codenamed Marlin and Sailfish and despite being a couple of months away from hitting the shelves, rumours and... >>

15 secret Instagram tips

15 secret Instagram tips

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Instagram has been around for a while but just because you've figured out the best filter to make your pictures look amazing, it doesn't mean there aren't a few tips and tricks you might not be aware of. For those who are new to the app and haven't quite... >>

What is No Man's Sky and why should you care about it?

What is No Man's Sky and why should you care about it?

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The PlayStation 4 has played host to some incredible games in its relatively short life so far but few have caught the imagination quite as much as No Man's Sky. Since its trailer debut during the 2014 Sony E3 press conference, it has been the talk of... >>

Android Launchers: How to install, change and customise your phone

Android Launchers: How to install, change and customise your phone

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One of the best, and most often cited, advantages of having an Android device is that you can customise the way it looks. But if you thought the most you could do with it was change your wallpapers and widgets, you’re in for a treat. By downloading... >>

Nexus Sailfish vs Nexus 5X: What's the rumoured difference?

Nexus Sailfish vs Nexus 5X: What's the rumoured difference?

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Google is set to launch a couple of Nexus devices before the end of 2016, both of which are reported to be made by HTC and both of which will be the poster boys for Android Nougat. The two devices have been codenamed Sailfish and Marlin and they have... >>

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2016

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2016

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To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches with some exciting announcements having already been made this year and more set to come. In 2015,... >>

Apple Watch 2: What's the story so far?

Apple Watch 2: What's the story so far?

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Apple's next generation of smartwatch has been the subject of rumours for several months, as is always the way with the Cupertino company and its devices. No sooner has one product launched, than its successor is being fantasised about and leaks are... >>

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

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The Rio 2016 Olympics are finally upon us and we can look forward to more than two weeks of action across a vast array of sports. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will also be streamed live around the world, with the former starting tonight, 5 August.... >>

Nexus Marlin vs Nexus 6P: What's the rumoured difference?

Nexus Marlin vs Nexus 6P: What's the rumoured difference?

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Google's next Nexus devices are set to arrive in the next couple of months. They have been codenamed Marlin and Sailfish and there have been numerous leaks regarding their specs appear already. In light of this, we have put the rumoured specs for the... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner: What is it and how does it work?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner: What is it and how does it work?

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The Galaxy Note 7 has just been announced and one of its most unique features is the new iris scanner. It's not the first time we've seen eye-recognition capabilities in a smartphone, but it is arguably a better implementation than we saw in the Lumia... >>

Playing Pokemon Go abroad? Here's how to avoid bill shock

Playing Pokemon Go abroad? Here's how to avoid bill shock

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A Japanese gymnast apparently didn't think about getting an international data plan before catching all the Pokemon in Rio. Kohei Uchimura, the reigning gold medalist and world champion, is addicted to Pokemon Go. (Listen - we all have our vices). He's... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

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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... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced its next Galaxy Note device at an event in New York. By default, the new smartphone should be called the Note 6, but Samsung has jumped a digit in order to align the Note with its current 2016 flagships. The Galaxy Note 7 arrives... >>

Bush E3X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Bush E3X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

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Bush has announced a budget smartphone that will be available exclusively through Argos for £200, called the E3X. It's got some pretty decent specs under its hood for its price tag, but how does it stand up to the kings of the budget smartphone world... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced its latest Note, adding to its 2016 flagship smartphone line-up. The Galaxy Note 7 brings a fabulous design and some serious power with it, something that has come to be expected from the Note range. The latest Note device to come... >>

What does Samsung Galaxy Note 7's IP68 waterproofing mean?

What does Samsung Galaxy Note 7's IP68 waterproofing mean?

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Alongside its gorgeous, rounded 5.7-inch screen and iris scanner, the other Samsung Galaxy Note 7 feature that is capturing plenty of attention since its official launch is its waterproofing. Indeed, Samsung had set up an enormous tank of water at the... >>

Instagram just basically ripped off Snapchat Stories - and here's how

Instagram just basically ripped off Snapchat Stories - and here's how

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Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced a new feature: Stories. And, yes, it's just like Snapchat's Stories feature. Here's the deal. With Snapchat stories, you can broadcast multiple snaps (aka videos and photos) taken throughout the day, complete with... >>

Here’s how to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update right now

Here’s how to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update right now

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It's here! The first major update to Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, has started rolling out to users around the globe. It's full of new tricks and subtle changes, which you can read all about from here, with the most notable new feature being Windows... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Best cases, accessories and chargers for the new phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Best cases, accessories and chargers for the new phone

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Samsung unveiled its new phone at simultaneous events in New York, London and Rio and afterwards we got a chance to check out all the official cases and accessories for the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be first in the family to come to the UK... >>

What is Mobile HDR? Why Samsung's Note 7 screen is a window into high dynamic range's future

What is Mobile HDR? Why Samsung's Note 7 screen is a window into high dynamic range's future

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If you're up to speed with current television technologies, then you'll be aware that HDR - which stands for high dynamic range - is the latest and greatest thing for picture quality, promising the broadest range between the brightest whites and deepest... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung has announced a third flagship smartphone to its 2016 line-up at an event in New York. The Galaxy Note 7 joins the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and brings the popular S-Pen device back to Europe after we missed out on last year's Note 5. As you... >>