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Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2017

Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2017

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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 hit the headlines in 2016. With a standardised... >>

Audi MMI explored: A deep dive into Audi's in-car infotainment systems

Audi MMI explored: A deep dive into Audi's in-car infotainment systems

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Of all the car brands out there, Audi is known for offering one of the most expansive and integrated information and entertainment systems you'll find in a car.There's whole range of options available, from Wi-Fi hotspots, to live traffic, there's Virtual... >>

Best Super Bowl 51 (2017) ads and teasers: Nintendo, Google, Mercedes, Amazon and more

Best Super Bowl 51 (2017) ads and teasers: Nintendo, Google, Mercedes, Amazon and more

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The biggest sporting event in the American calendar has been and gone, with the New England Patriots narrowly beating the Atlanta Falcons to claim their fifth Super Bowl title.However, while the game may have been the main event, the ad breaks also got... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: What's the story so far?

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Samsung isn't expected to use Mobile World Congress to launch its latest flagship smartphones, but that doesn't mean the South Korean tech giant will be keeping quiet at the show.In fact, it appears it will be doing quite the opposite with rumours speculating... >>

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2017, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop.We continually update... >>

When is the 2017 Super Bowl LI and where can you stream it online?

When is the 2017 Super Bowl LI and where can you stream it online?

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It's official: The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will face off in the Super Bowl LI.The Pats beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship game, while the Falcons beat the Packers in the NFC Championship game. Now, the two teams are headed to the... >>

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2017

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2017

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The time of Ultra HD or 4K is now. This latest step in high-definition is no longer something for the rich and privileged, it's coming from all sides, making your TV viewing better than ever before.There's a huge amount of choice and plenty of confusion:... >>

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: A1 OLED, ZD9, XE94, XE93, XE90, XE85, XE80 compared

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: A1 OLED, ZD9, XE94, XE93, XE90, XE85, XE80 compared

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Sony has revealed its Bravia TV line-up for 2017, following much the same format as its excellent 2016 televisions, but boosting performance and tweaking the design in many areas.Sony is offering a full selection of 4K HDR televisions for 2017, on top... >>

PS4 update 4.50: Support for 3D Blu-ray movies, external drives, and more

PS4 update 4.50: Support for 3D Blu-ray movies, external drives, and more

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Sony is planning a new update for the PlayStation 4 that will included some much-requested features.The updated, called version 4.50 (codenamed Sasuke), will bring things like external hard drive support for games and the ability to view 3D Blu-rays via... >>

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 in 2016 introducing the Moto Z family, we're left... >>

Facebook Friends Day: What is it and how do those cheesy videos work?

Facebook Friends Day: What is it and how do those cheesy videos work?

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Friends Day is a thing, apparently.On Thursday, Facebook users from around the globe checked their profiles and saw a notification that wished them "Happy Friends Day", and it came along with an automatically-created video that celebrated the occasion.... >>

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 will soon bring the Nintendo Switch to market, 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:... >>

11 ways to make the most of your cracked phone screen

11 ways to make the most of your cracked phone screen

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The humble smartphone might be able to do a million and one tasks allow you to do everything from call your mum to tweet your best friend, but drop it on the floor and it has the potential to become a shattered mess.While we would recommend getting it... >>

Nokia 8 Android phone: Release date, rumours and specs

Nokia 8 Android phone: Release date, rumours and specs

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Nokia is making its way back to smartphones, initially announcing that it's would be embracing Android and producing a number of back  in May 2016. The company then reaffirmed its position in December, after forming with HMD Global, the company... >>

Android Nougat: How to get Android 7.1.2 on your phone right now

Android Nougat: How to get Android 7.1.2 on your phone right now

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Google has a public beta of the next version update of Android, Nougat 7.1.2, available for Pixel and Nexus devices.Google typically announces the Android preview during its Google I/O developer conference held annually in May. In 2016 - for the first... >>

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

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The PlayStation 4 Pro is the pinnacle of console gaming as it stands. It is pricier than its sibling but well worth considering by those with 4K TVs.That's because it has been designed to run the same PlayStation 4 games as the other consoles in the... >>

Football in 4K and Dolby Atmos, is there anything better? Our verdict

Football in 4K and Dolby Atmos, is there anything better? Our verdict

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We've written a lot about Dolby Atmos of late, especially about the audio tech's ability to enhance movie viewing. But it doesn't stop there.BT Sport has taken the bold step to accompany some of its Ultra HD presentations of live footy matches with Dolby... >>

Next Sony Xperia flagship: What's the story so far?

Next Sony Xperia flagship: What's the story so far?

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Sony Mobile has a tendency to launch a new smartphone every six months and it seems it has no intention of slowing down.No sooner has the Xperia XZ arrived on shelves, than the next Sony flagship is the topic of conversation on the rumour mill. This is... >>

Apple iPhone 8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos

Apple iPhone 8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos

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The iPhone turns 10 this year and to commemorate the occasion, industry analysts are expecting Apple to skip the now traditional 'S' incremental upgrade and go straight for iPhone 8. Regardless of the name, many are hoping Apple will introduce some radical... >>

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

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Updating your headphones is now a thing.Apple has released a firmware update for AirPods, its £159 wireless earbud product. The update, called firmware 3.5.1, began rolling out on Wednesday, bringing undisclosed bug fixes. Although the installation... >>

Samsung Galaxy MWC 2017 press conference: Here's how to watch it and what will be launched

Samsung Galaxy MWC 2017 press conference: Here's how to watch it and what will be launched

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Samsung has announced that it will be holding a press conference on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February.For those hoping to see a new flagship smartphone, in the guise of the Samsung Galaxy S8, we're sorry to say we think... >>

Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it?

Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it?

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Home cinema isn't just about the picture, sound is just as important too. For years we've have 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound systems, but now that's all set to change with the mainstream arrival of Dolby Atmos.Dolby Atmos has the potential to make as significant... >>

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

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To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview is no longer just a digital TV platform, it also embraces connected tech and online content.It offers connected TV shows directly within its electronic programme... >>

Wi-Fi Calling: What is it and which devices support it?

Wi-Fi Calling: What is it and which devices support it?

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With customers driving the demand for always on connectivity, mobile phone networks are turning to Wi-Fi to enable services that their own masts might not be able to provide.That's a good thing for those who want to remain connected in an area that perhaps... >>

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?

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We’re still in the middle of the 4G revolution in that the superfast mobile data service is still in its infancy in both coverage and speed capabilities.With current technologies capable of offering internet speeds of up to 150Mbps in areas offering... >>