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Amazon Fire tips and tricks: Making the most of your Amazon tablet

Amazon Fire tips and tricks: Making the most of your Amazon tablet

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It seems like everyone owns a Fire.Amazon's e-reader tablets are extremely popular because they're affordable and easy to use. It's no wonder that everyone from your kid to your mother has one - heck, you might own one yourself. However, no matter how... >>

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

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Fitbit has no fewer than nine activity trackers in its portfolio, following the recent addition of the Alta HR. As you might guess from its name, the new device adds heart rate monitoring to last year's slim and stylish Alta tracker, meaning it starts... >>

Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?

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Fitbit has announced the Alta HR, adding to its already strong line-up of activity trackers. The new device sits into the company's "Everyday" category, alongside the original Alta and the Flex 2.If you want to know which Fitbit is right for you, our... >>

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

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Nintendo has finally unleashed its all-new console.The Nintendo Switch is a different kind of machine to the Wii U, being able to play at home on a TV and out and about in handheld mode. It is also different to other currently available options - most... >>

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... >>

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?

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When the Nintendo Switch was unveiled at a special event in January, the major worry was its pricing. Not of the console itself, but all the extras you need to shell out around it.The console is £280, which is par for the course for a new games machine... >>

All the Nintendo Switch games: Launch titles and every game for 2017 revealed

All the Nintendo Switch games: Launch titles and every game for 2017 revealed

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The Nintendo Switch is now available, hurrah. If you haven't anyway, you can now get a Switch of your own.But a games console is nothing without the, well, games. So here's a run down of all the titles that have been announced so far, including our thoughts... >>

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... >>

Nintendo Switch storage full? The best microSD card offers to buy and avoid download disappointment

Nintendo Switch storage full? The best microSD card offers to buy and avoid download disappointment

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You've got a shiny new Nintendo Switch but, wait, what's that? Yep, just one game download can easily fill the console's measly 32GB storage.Fortunately the Switch has a microSD card slot for expansion to avoid this being a huge issue.Furthermore cartridge... >>

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

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We've now thoroughly played with the Nintendo Switch in the flesh and are reasonably impressed. We've also played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and are awestruck.But there is still one big question we are asked most often: "Should I buy this... >>

Google Assistant tips and tricks: Master your Android assistant

Google Assistant tips and tricks: Master your Android assistant

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Google Assistant is finally here, and it's more integrated on Pixel than any other assistant you've ever used on another device.With the launch of Google's Pixel-branded smartphones, Google unleashed Assistant in full form, now extending that to a wider... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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Google has taken on Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana with its own voice assistant called Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it... >>

Is the Nintendo Switch good for all the family? Parental controls, motion gaming and more explored

Is the Nintendo Switch good for all the family? Parental controls, motion gaming and more explored

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While the internet groans under the weight of umpteen Nintendo Switch reviews, including our own here, here’s an assessment of Nintendo’s new console with a difference - from a family perspective.The Switch, if you have somehow missed the hype thus... >>

Motorola Moto G5 vs Moto G4: What’s the difference?

Motorola Moto G5 vs Moto G4: What’s the difference?

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Motorola announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The two devices add a more premium finish to last year's models, while also improving in several areas.You can read how the Moto G5 Plus compares to the G4 Plus in our separate... >>

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

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It's been long rumoured that Google will use YouTube to introduce a live TV service. The company has now confirmed those suspicions.Google officially announced its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It will let you access live and recorded... >>

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and everything you need to know about future mobile entertainment

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and everything you need to know about future mobile entertainment

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Mobile HDR got off to something of a false start. When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7 in 2016, it also announced that it had equipped the super-sized smartphone with an HDR display and that glorious movies would be streamed to your phone for enjoyment... >>

Best retro phones we'd all like to see come back

Best retro phones we'd all like to see come back

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Everyone remembers their first mobile phone.And with Finnish firm HMD Global bringing back Nokia's classic 3310 - one of the most recognisable phones ever made - we can't help but think about all the retro phones we loved way back when and how awesome... >>

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

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Mobile World Congress is the launch pad for many flagship smartphones, and this year is no different.We've see hot releases from the likes of LG, Huawei, Samsung and Sony Mobile, as well as champion manufacturers of yesteryear such as Nokia and BlackBerry.And... >>

Twin Peaks (2017): The Return, how, when, and where to watch it

Twin Peaks (2017): The Return, how, when, and where to watch it

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If you're a fan of Twin Peaks, you will already be frothing with excitement that the series is returning after a 26-year absence from our TV screens. But did you know when?Here is our round-up of Twin Peaks: The Return, including when and where you can... >>

Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

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Motorola announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress 2017, bringing the next generation of its budget smartphones to the market.The two devices feature very similar designs, aside from a few differences here and there, but they are a big... >>

Mobile World Congress 2017: All the announcements that matter from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG and more

Mobile World Congress 2017: All the announcements that matter from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG and more

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Mobile World Congress 2017 saw a whole stack of new smartphones, tablets and other devices launched during its time in Barcelona.Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, Nokia and other mobile manufacturers have announced gadgets for the coming months and we've been... >>

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Nokia is back. The brand is being used on phones again after Microsoft retired it on its own devices a couple of years ago.Finnish manufacturer HMD Global is releasing new Nokia handsets, this time loaded with Android, and we're extremely happy to see... >>

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Huawei has been pushing up the smartphone ranks in recent years. Its more recent devices have delivered premium build quality and great spec for a lower price than many competitors, making them a serious consideration.With the bigger-scale Mate 9 launch... >>

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 has announced its return to the global smartphone stage with the launch of the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, a trio of Android smartphones designed to attack the affordable segment of the market.The Nokia 6 first launched in China as a JD.com exclusive... >>