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WhatsApp tips and tricks: Amazing features you never knew about

WhatsApp tips and tricks: Amazing features you never knew about

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There's always a bit of a learning curve when it comes to mastering new apps and WhatsApp is no different. It's wickedly popular (it recently hit a billion users) and extremely easy to get started using right away, but the messenger does have a few quirks... >>

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

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Instant messaging service WhatsApp has announced a desktop app, offering yet another way to make it as easy as possible to keep up to date with all your WhatsApp messages throughout the day. The desktop app works in exactly the same way as WhatsApp web,... >>

How to build an amazing Raspberry Pi 3 retro games console for just £50

How to build an amazing Raspberry Pi 3 retro games console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, Robot Wars and football hooliganism, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined consoles coming based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... >>

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

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Have you just got an Xbox One, getting one soon or are you simply looking for something to play? Well, you've come to the right place. It's been a busy time for gaming since the Xbox One first launched in November 2013, with a stack of amazing titles... >>

HTC 10 tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to your HTC phone

HTC 10 tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to your HTC phone

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HTC has found form with the HTC 10, receiving rave reviews on its latest flagship smartphone. This is a phone that aims to wipe out the memories of the past, and move HTC forward, presenting a device that's closer to pure Android then ever before. In... >>

The hidden value in your house: 30 devices you could turn into cash

The hidden value in your house: 30 devices you could turn into cash

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If you love tech as much as we do, the chances are you have a few old gadgets lying around the house, whether in a cupboard, a drawer or just cluttering up the kitchen table. Those gadgets might not be the latest and greatest, but they aren't worthless... >>

Final Fantasy XV: Everything you need to know

Final Fantasy XV: Everything you need to know

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Final Fantasy is one of the world's most revered games franchises. Fans of Japanese role-playing games are in a state of considerable ferment over the prospect of Final Fantasy XV, its latest instalment and the first one custom-designed for the current-generation... >>

Best DSLR cameras 2016: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Best DSLR cameras 2016: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

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You want to buy a DSLR camera but don't know what to go for? Then you've come to the right place, as this is where we round-up the best DSLR cameras of 2016. We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available - and only models that we've seen in reality... >>

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?

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As of the end of last month, April, roaming fees across Europe have dropped dramatically thanks to an EU directive. In addition, the European Commission will scrap roaming data charges in its 28 member countries entirely from June 2017. Until then though,... >>

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

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The sun is shining, the sunglasses are out. You go to tweet that perfect sunny picture and … wait … you can't see a thing on your smartphone display! It's not necessarily the phone that's a fault, but it could be how it behaves with your expensive... >>

Samsung Gear Fit 2 / Gear IconX: What's the story so far?

Samsung Gear Fit 2 / Gear IconX: What's the story so far?

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The original Samsung Gear Fit launched in 2014 and at the time, it was a lovely device with a good design, beautiful display in the right conditions and a simple and fluid interface. Take a look at the Gear Fit two years on however, and you'll probably... >>

5 fun Raspberry Pi projects you can do with your kids

5 fun Raspberry Pi projects you can do with your kids

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Like the BBC Micro in its day, the Raspberry Pi mini-computer is an accessible way to get children and families into the world of computer hardware and coding/programming. It costs around £30 and is about the size of a credit card. It can be plugged... >>

Huawei P9 vs P8: Is it worth upgrading?

Huawei P9 vs P8: Is it worth upgrading?

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Huawei has made several smartphone announcements over the last few months. The Mate S and the Mate 8 both arrived in the latter half of 2015 and received plenty of praise. They are now joined by the Chinese company's next flagship and it's bigger brother... >>

Free Windows 10 downloads finishing soon: How to get it before you pay

Free Windows 10 downloads finishing soon: How to get it before you pay

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All good things must come to an end.  Microsoft launched Windows 10 last summer, and when it did, the company made Windows users an offer they couldn't refuse: reserve a free copy of the software for your PC, and upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1... >>

Smart contact lenses: What's the story so far?

Smart contact lenses: What's the story so far?

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Smart contact lenses are coming. They are the part-scary, part-exciting future tech that will bring augmented reality to the fore. Imagine always having a way of overlaying images onto the real world and capture everything as you see it. Follow glowing... >>

11 best drone quadcopters to buy now: Parrot, DJI, Hubsan and more

11 best drone quadcopters to buy now: Parrot, DJI, Hubsan and more

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Drones are filling the headlines as well as the skies these days. From military drones bombing targets to amateur camera drones pestering celebrities, crashing into National Parks or shipping drugs into prisons – they're everywhere. But they're not... >>

What’s new in Hungry Shark World? 6 new features revealed

What’s new in Hungry Shark World? 6 new features revealed

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If you're an avid Hungry Shark Evolution player then Hungry Shark World will more than likely already have hooked your interest. If you've caught a glimpse of the game it might look fundamentally similar to its predecessor. So what's new? We run-down... >>

WWDC 2016: Apple’s launches, announcements and what to expect

WWDC 2016: Apple’s launches, announcements and what to expect

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Apple has officially mailed out invites to its annual conference for developers, and that means it's time to take a closer look at what we expect the company to announce or launch during the main keynote. Apple used WWDC 2015 to unveil iOS 9, OS X El... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: Which is better?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: Which is better?

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Samsung and LG both unveiled their 2016 flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March and both are now available to buy in the UK and the US. The Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 see the South Korean companies go head-to-head once again.... >>

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy

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The point of a juicer isn't just to cram you full of healthy vitamins and minerals to make you feel and look better. It's to make you feel like the king of nature, able to reduce mighty fruit to mere mush in minutes. We say mere mush – we mean nectar... >>

HTC Petra / One Wear smartwatch: What's the story so far?

HTC Petra / One Wear smartwatch: What's the story so far?

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The idea of HTC launching a wearable has been kicking about for some time now. Whether these rumours are wishful thinking or whether they have any truth behind them remains to be seen though. That might all be about to change however as the rumours and... >>

May the 4th be with you: Best Star Wars gadgets and toys to celebrate

May the 4th be with you: Best Star Wars gadgets and toys to celebrate

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Happy holiday, Star Wars fans! May the 4th is here again - a day in which fans of the space opera celebrate the franchise's film series, books, and culture. This is a global holiday, so chances are you will hear someone say "May the Force/fourth be with... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

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Apple announced its next-generation of 9.7-inch iPad, along with a new 4-inch iPhone and a few new straps for the Apple Watch at an event in March. The latest 9.7-inch iPad doesn't sit in the Air range like the previous medium-sized slabs though. Several refinements... >>

Nintendo NX: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Nintendo NX: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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There's no hiding from the fact that Nintendo has suffered some rocky times over the last couple of years. The Wii U is shaping up to be the company's biggest console flop to date (excluding the odd and not widely available Virtual Boy) and its more... >>

Best tech BBQ kit for a flaming good summer

Best tech BBQ kit for a flaming good summer

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Summer is finally upon us and with it comes the primal desire to make fire and cook meat. But the barbeque itself doesn't have to be such an old traditional grill, there's plenty of new tech to make cooking outdoors even better. The art of the barbeque... >>