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OnePlus 2: What's the story so far?

OnePlus 2: What's the story so far?

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OnePlus has had something of a hit on its hands with the OnePlus One, especially among smartphone fans. Limited availability added an air of exclusivity to device that offered great value for money. The OnePlus One is now available to buy without an invite,... >>

Here are the first really up-close NASA pics of Pluto and its moons

Here are the first really up-close NASA pics of Pluto and its moons

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NASA has published up-close images from the New Horizons space probe that flew by Pluto yesterday. The images, which the probe captured and transmitted back to Earth, are the closest we've (or at least the probe) has come to the dwarf planet in space... >>

41 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

41 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

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If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so. To most questions you'll get a standard... >>

Best iPhone 6 cases: Treat your Apple device

Best iPhone 6 cases: Treat your Apple device

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Apple's iPhone 6 features a beautiful aluminium body, super slim design and the company's latest A8 processor under the hood. It's a good looking device and probably one that you'd rather not cover with a case, but a little bit of protection is always... >>

Best iPhone 7 concepts: Is this what the iPhone 7 will look like?

Best iPhone 7 concepts: Is this what the iPhone 7 will look like?

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The Apple iPhone 6S is expected to arrive in September, as has seemingly always been the case with Apple smartphones. As this is a so called "S year", the next phone is likely to look identical to the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. That's not very... >>

Uber will deliver ice cream to you for free today: This is how to get it

Uber will deliver ice cream to you for free today: This is how to get it

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It's summertime, and it's hot out (well, supposed to be anyway). The Uber team knows this and believes the best way to cool off (and to get you to use its app) is to offer a global promotion on 24 July. Called Uber Ice Cream, it's all about delivering... >>

Meerkat now lets you livestream from a GoPro: Here's how it works

Meerkat now lets you livestream from a GoPro: Here's how it works

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Meerkat doesn't want you using rival live-streaming apps, such as Twitter-owned Periscope, so it needs to come up with new ways to keep users interested, and it's latest attempt is a homerun. It teamed up with GoPro to let you broadcast your action-packed... >>

NASA discovers Earth 2.0: Here's what you need to know

NASA discovers Earth 2.0: Here's what you need to know

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You might have heard that NASA just discovered Earth 2.0. That's right...the US space agency has confirmed that a habitable planet much like our own is orbiting a star that's also much like our own. It's like Earth's doppelganger (hence the 'Earth 2.0'... >>

19 weird and whacky personal transportation vehicles that you'd love to ride

19 weird and whacky personal transportation vehicles that you'd love to ride

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Most people love a great vehicle. We collect vehicles. We put vehicles in shows. We even make alternative vehicles and various transportation devices because - let's face it - vehicles are so awesome that limiting ourselves to the four-door variety just... >>

Best tablets 2015: The best tablets available to buy today

Best tablets 2015: The best tablets available to buy today

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So you're looking for a new tablet? If you're looking for the best tablet of 2015, then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest 7-inch and larger slabs available today, in order to help you reach a decision on which tablet... >>

iOS 8.4 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

iOS 8.4 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

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Apple has released iOS 8.4, it's biggest update yet to iOS 8 that was first launched alongside the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014. The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features (like Apple Music), tips and tricks. We've worked our way... >>

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

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GoPro has been expanding its line-up of action cameras to fend off an increasingly busy end of the gadget market. With the likes of Sony, Panasonic, TomTom and even mobile phone network EE looking to get in on the action, it's never been a busier time... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

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Samsung has officially announced the successor to its Galaxy Tab S tablet after numerous leaks of the device first appeared in May. The Galaxy Tab S2 arrives just over a year after the original was revealed and it will be available to buy from August.... >>

Top children's tablets: 8 devices your kids will love

Top children's tablets: 8 devices your kids will love

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Finding the best tablet for your child isn’t simply a matter of comparing technical stats. Operating system features for safety and ease of use, as well as bespoke learning tools are just as important. Equally, the device needs to engage children in... >>

The Ashes: How Sky Sports brings the series to your TV, tablet or smartphone

The Ashes: How Sky Sports brings the series to your TV, tablet or smartphone

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Cricket is all about statistics, something that Sky Sports recognises and prioritises in its coverage of the sport and The Ashes specifically. The latest iteration of the Sky Sports app has a dedicated section for the England versus Australia series... >>

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know

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Tesla Motors has just unveiled new upgrades for its Model S car line-up. The electric carmaker also announced a new single-motor Model S as well as revealed a new Roadster is coming. Wow. So much new stuff. Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, dumped all this and... >>

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

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The Pocket-lint team recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge within a 24 hour period, climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales over the weekend of 11-12 July. It was a tough challenge, with the weather very much against us... >>

Apple Pay on the Underground: 9 top tips for using your iPhone or Apple Watch for Tube travel

Apple Pay on the Underground: 9 top tips for using your iPhone or Apple Watch for Tube travel

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Apple Pay recently launched in the UK and you might already have noticed that the average queue at your local Pret or pub now features iPhone and Apple Watch owners thrusting their devices at store staff and payment machines. What you might not realise,... >>

What is an e-SIM and how will it change smartphones for the better?

What is an e-SIM and how will it change smartphones for the better?

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It is reported that both Apple and Samsung are in talks with major network providers to adopt electronic SIM cards for future smartphones. The move would see the manufacturers join others in the mobile business in utilising e-SIMs in their devices, which... >>

Top toys for Christmas 2015: 9 tech toys your kids will be asking for

Top toys for Christmas 2015: 9 tech toys your kids will be asking for

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Having spent many hours exploring the toys and treats of Amazon, Argos and Currys PC World at their respective annual Christmas showcases in London, we round-up some of the best toys for the festive season 2015. These are the Christmas 2015 toys your... >>

HTC One M9+ vs HTC One M9: What's the difference?

HTC One M9+ vs HTC One M9: What's the difference?

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Just a few weeks after launching the flagship HTC One M9, the Taiwanese manufacturer added another handset to its line-up, one with a plus suffix to suggest that it is even better than the current hero phone. The HTC One M9+ has now been officially announced... >>

Best Comic-Con 2015 trailers: Suicide Squad, Deadpool, WarCraft, Star Wars and more

Best Comic-Con 2015 trailers: Suicide Squad, Deadpool, WarCraft, Star Wars and more

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The San Diego Comic-Con might be over for another year but it left us looking forward to some incredible movies and TV shows that are coming up later this year and long into next. During the convention we were treated to more news and revelations about... >>

PlayStation Now comes to the UK: What is it, and how can you get it?

PlayStation Now comes to the UK: What is it, and how can you get it?

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Officially detailed around a year ago, PlayStation Now has been available in the US and Canada under an open beta scheme for all owners of PlayStation consoles and some Sony TVs (Samsung sets joining the fun too). And now it's finally arrived in the... >>

Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge: The kit we used

Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge: The kit we used

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Readers of Pocket-lint will know that we've just completed the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in under 24 hours. You can read all about the experience right here on Pocket-lint, but we thought we'd... >>

Google Eddystone explained: It's like iBeacon, but platform-agnostic

Google Eddystone explained: It's like iBeacon, but platform-agnostic

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Google is finally going after Apple's iBeacon technology with something called Eddystone. Although it has been a couple years since Apple introduced iBeacon, Google has just decided it was the right time to unveil its own alternative solution for piping... >>