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How to shoot #food like a pro: Top tips for food photography

How to shoot #food like a pro: Top tips for food photography

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Taking photos of your food might be a cliché, but it has become almost as popular as taking photos of your own pouting face on social media. Instagram has over 178 million #food photographs and you only have to glance at Twitter in the evening to see... >>

Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?

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Sony Mobile churns out smartphones like they are going out of fashion. There are currently four devices available to buy across its M range and Z range, but the company has just announced another three within the new X range, two of which will launch... >>

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2016: 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 2016, 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... >>

HTC 10 vs LG G5: Which is better?

HTC 10 vs LG G5: Which is better?

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HTC announced its next flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, at the beginning of April, looking to re-find form and take the fight to the likes of Samsung and LG. LG's modular handset, the LG G5, came earlier in the year and it brought a range of innovations,... >>

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference?

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Apple confirmed the iPhone SE at an event in Cupertino in March, putting to rest all the rumours. The iPhone SE succeeds the 4-inch iPhone 5S, bringing a new and improved smaller iPhone to the company's line up. We have put the specs of the iPhone SE... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content launching throughout 2016. There has been a buzz around virtual reality (VR) for the past few years. Some of this has come from the lengthy development of devices like... >>

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

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

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The Apple Watch 2 is close to being ready, or at least that's what all the latest reports claim. Apple unveiled its first smartwatch, simply called the Apple Watch, in September 2014, but it didn't begin shipping the wearable until April 2015. Many people... >>

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

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Apple finally announced a new 4-inch iPhone, following months and months of rumours. The iPhone SE was unveiled at an event in Cupertino in March and it replaces the existing iPhone 5S. For those wondering how it compares to the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone... >>

Parents guide to games consoles: How to make Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U safe and secure

Parents guide to games consoles: How to make Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U safe and secure

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As entertainment technology offers children more ways to connect, it is important parents understand the risks and how to safely get the most out of these devices in the home. Before even starting or choosing between the different games consoles therefore,... >>

HTC 10 vs One M9: Which is better?

HTC 10 vs One M9: Which is better?

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HTC announced a new flagship, the HTC 10, at the beginning of April. It's a new start for the company's flagship smartphone, dropping both the One name and the M designation. It comes in to right the wrongs of the HTC One M9, a phone that took an awkward... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs HTC 10: Which is the best flagship?

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs HTC 10: Which is the best flagship?

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If you're looking for a new smartphone in 2016, you're facing a tough decision, with plenty of competitive devices on offer. Samsung was the first to announce, showing off the new Galaxy S7 models, with the S7 edge attracting rave reviews. HTC let the... >>

Google I/O 2016: What to expect from the keynote

Google I/O 2016: What to expect from the keynote

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It's that time of year again. Google's I/O 2016 annual developer conference is scheduled to kick off in San Francisco on 18 May, with a main keynote that begins at 9:30 AM PST. It should last about 2.5 hours. You can tune into the live-stream from here.... >>

You can now try Windows Ink, and here's how

You can now try Windows Ink, and here's how

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Those of you who love to use a stylus with a touchscreen Windows 10 device will be glad to know you can now try a new experience that'll completely change the way you input - so long as you're fine with beta testing. The new experience is called Windows... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8: What we want to see

Samsung Galaxy S8: What we want to see

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Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge at Mobile World Congress in March. The two devices have received huge amounts of praise for their designs, powerful specs and great cameras. No smartphone is perfect though. There will always be a few specs... >>

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

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Apple Watch has been on sale since April 2015 and although we have yet to see a second generation of the smartwatch, we have seen several developments in the year it has been available. New models were added in September 2015, new straps in March 2016... >>

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

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Google's Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P were announced after much speculation during an event in San Francisco at the end of September 2015. The Nexus 5X is a 5.2-inch smartphone with a metal frame and a exchangeable polycarbonate rear, while the Nexus 6P... >>

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

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The current version of Google's mobile OS is Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and roll-out of the new OS is well underway across devices globally. As is tradition, it comes pre-installed on Google's latest Nexus devices - the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P - and it quickly... >>

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... >>

Game of Thrones season 6: When is it on and how can I watch it?

Game of Thrones season 6: When is it on and how can I watch it?

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Game of Thrones season 6 is now upon us, having been shown in the US and simulcast in the UK at 2am. But for many Brits, they are still to catch it and after months of speculation (and harassment for Kit Harrington) will finally find out if Jon Snow... >>

Apple iOS 10 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Apple iOS 10 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Apple released iOS 9 to the public alongside new iPhones last autumn, and since then it's rolled up multiple updates, but now we're looking ahead to see what the next major version of Apple's mobile operating system will include. We've rounded up all... >>

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360: Will it still support the platform?

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360: Will it still support the platform?

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Microsoft has announced that after 10 years of production it will no longer make Xbox 360 consoles. The machine turned 10 years old last November, and Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are "starting... >>

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

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LG's message in its 2015 televisions was about curved OLED, later releasing flat models to accompany the curved versions. With 2016, the message is still very much about OLED, Ultra HD and HDR, but guess what? The lead model moves to flat instead. OLED... >>

Apple MacBook (2016) vs MacBook (2015): What's the difference?

Apple MacBook (2016) vs MacBook (2015): What's the difference?

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Considering the 12-inch Retina display MacBook was released last April it was due for a refresh and Apple hasn't disappointed. A new model has been announced and is now available to buy from Apple.com, Apple retail stores and select partners. As before,... >>

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

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Amazon has further extended its Amazon Prime Now one-hour delivery service into a new area of the UK: Leeds. Two-hour deliveries are now also available in Bradford, Wakefield and Huddersfield. Amazon recently expanded its ultra-fast service to include... >>

Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos

Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos

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Snapchat has pushed an update to its iOS app that lets you attach emoji to objects in video snaps. With this new functionality, you can do things like add a smirking kitty emoji to an actual cat's face in a video. It'll stick to the cat and follow it... >>