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Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G4 vs G4 Plus vs G4 Play: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G4 vs G4 Plus vs G4 Play: What's the difference?

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Motorola has announced several smartphones this year, including a new Moto Z range, a refreshed Moto G range comprising three devices alone and an updated Moto E. The Moto G range and Moto E both sit within the budget end of the market, but with four... >>

Best Comic-Con 2016 trailers: Justice League, Wonder Woman, and more

Best Comic-Con 2016 trailers: Justice League, Wonder Woman, and more

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Although Comic-Con 2016 is done and dusted, you can relive some of the convention's best highlights via trailers and teaser clips. San Diego Comic-Con is an annual comic convention held in, well, San Diego. This year's SDCC kicked off with Preview... >>

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

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There are lots of elements to Pokemon Go. There's finding and collecting all the Pokemon, there's battling in Gyms, there's hatching eggs and visiting PokeStops. Then there's the whole world of powering up your Pokemon and raising your Trainer's XP. These... >>

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto E (2015): What's the difference?

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto E (2015): What's the difference?

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched several phones this year, hitting a range of price points. The Moto Z aims for the higher end of the market, the Moto G falls towards to lower end of the mid-range, while the latest Moto E continues to fulfill the budget... >>

Pokemon Go top tips: Master the Pokemon mayhem

Pokemon Go top tips: Master the Pokemon mayhem

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The basics of Pokemon Go are simple and fun. You walk, you catch Pokemon, you collect as many as you can and you visit PokeStops to load your backpack up with goodies to help your Trainer along the way. But when it comes to mastering the game, there's... >>

What is Prisma and how does it work? Explaining the Android and iOS app

What is Prisma and how does it work? Explaining the Android and iOS app

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Forget about Instagram. A new photo app is all the rage right now, mostly because it's loaded with some amazing, artsy filters. These aren't regular, old filters. They won't add a nice glow to your skin in perfectly-setup selfies, nor will they make the... >>

Pokemon Go Gym tips: How to battle, train and win

Pokemon Go Gym tips: How to battle, train and win

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Pokemon Go has two sides. There's the fun side of exploring and collecting Pokemon, and then there's a very real business of battles and making yourself Gym Leader. In the world of Pokemon, battles are central, because that's what Pokemon do. Trainers... >>

Pokemon Go server problems: Why does the game keep stopping?

Pokemon Go server problems: Why does the game keep stopping?

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Pokemon Go's monumental success is being blighted by server problems. It's been widely reported, right from the start, that the servers weren't quite up to the job of hosting the game, because it was so popular. But what do all these server problems mean... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Robot Wars, Kinky Britain and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Robot Wars, Kinky Britain and more

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Over the last few months we’ve suggested some cracking shows that you can catch-up with for free using Freeview Play and this week is now different. Freeview Play devices give you the ability to scroll backwards through the electronic programme guide... >>

BlackBerry's next flagship, Argon: What's the story so far?

BlackBerry's next flagship, Argon: What's the story so far?

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Blackberry is expected to launch three phones over the next year. One of them is the Argon, and by the sounds of it, this will be the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device with a powerful processor, support for the latest Quick... >>

iOS 10 changes how you unlock iPhone - here’s how to switch it back

iOS 10 changes how you unlock iPhone - here’s how to switch it back

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This is exactly why Apple lets you test unfinished versions of iOS updates. A couple of weeks ago, iOS 10, Apple's next major update to iOS, became available as a public beta, allowing intrepid iPhone/iPad owners to sample the software and give feedback.... >>

11 reasons to upgrade your doorbell

11 reasons to upgrade your doorbell

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When was the last time you found a "we tried to deliver" card on your door mat, but you were home? With more and more of us opting to have things delivered to our home, it can be challenging to not only make sure we are are in, but that we also hear... >>

How to access Android N 'Nougat' easter egg

How to access Android N 'Nougat' easter egg

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Google is well known for throwing easter eggs in to its software, particularly with Android versions. For the past two years, there's been a hidden Flappy Bird-style game which you access by heading in to Settings>About Phone then tapping multiple times... >>

Best smartphone battery packs: Pokemon power and more

Best smartphone battery packs: Pokemon power and more

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There is nothing worse than running out of battery on your phone. Well, there is, but when it happens it feels like the worst thing in the world. Unfortunately, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they... >>

5 best indie games coming to Xbox One you must download

5 best indie games coming to Xbox One you must download

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Thanks to the Xbox One's now inextricable link with Windows 10 the platform is very attractive to independent developers. They can essentially develop for PC and easily translate their games for Xbox One too, or vice versa. What's more, the ID@Xbox scheme... >>

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

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Help! Pokemon Go isn't working - what is wrong with it?  With every craze comes a backlash, when people can't get their fix of the action. For something the size of Pokemon Go - which by all accounts has taken over the world - there are a lot of people... >>

How to get 4K Ultra HD movies, sport and TV on your Sky Q box

How to get 4K Ultra HD movies, sport and TV on your Sky Q box

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Sky Q subscribers will finally be able to access 4K Ultra HD TV shows, movies and sport from 13 August, but ahead of the launch you can ensure your Sky Q Silver box is ready to play the content. Sky has started pushing a software update to your Sky Q... >>

Sky Q major software update rolling out: Here's what your Sky Q box can do now

Sky Q major software update rolling out: Here's what your Sky Q box can do now

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Sky started to install its new Sky Q service and kit in customers homes at the end of March and, by all accounts, it has gone down very well indeed. However, all things can be improved over time, especially technology and entertainment equipment and Sky... >>

Pokemon Go: How to get the most from PokeStops and items

Pokemon Go: How to get the most from PokeStops and items

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Pokemon Go is not only about searching for Pokemon but also PokeStops. The augmented-reality app, which quickly swept the world and is currently leading in all the mobile app stores, is basically one big hunting game. And in order to successfully catch... >>

How to make your home smart right now

How to make your home smart right now

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Smarthomes were once associated with the rich and famous. The kind of houses you only saw in your dreams or TV programmes like Cribs. That's no longer the case. There are hundreds of devices available these days that not only make a smarthome possible,... >>

Best games coming in 2016: All the latest PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC and PS VR trailers

Best games coming in 2016: All the latest PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC and PS VR trailers

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With E3 2016 now over, having displayed some of the biggest titles of the year, and game release schedules ramping up as we enter the second half of 2016, it's a great time to be a gamer. Whether you have a gaming PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo... >>

Deezer launches in the US: How does the music-streaming service work?

Deezer launches in the US: How does the music-streaming service work?

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Americans now have another option when it comes to music services. French music service Deezer has fully launched in the States, bringing its catalogue of more than 40 million tracks to US customers who are willing to pay $10 a month for it. Unlike in... >>

Twitter now lets anyone apply for a verified account - and here's how

Twitter now lets anyone apply for a verified account - and here's how

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Now you can be one of the cool kids - on Twitter, at least.  Twitter has finally opened its blue checkmark to everyone, marking the first time it's allowed any ole' user to get a verified Twitter account. Previously, Twitter doled out its verified... >>

How to make your basement smart

How to make your basement smart

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Downstairs, in the basement, can be a great place to escape to. Your den can be full of fun, from a great TV to video games to the newest entertainment kid on the block - virtual reality. The latter needs some space and perhaps the basement is the best... >>

Best Pokemon gadgets and gifts for Pokemon Go fans: Pokemon Go Plus, sneakers, watches and more

Best Pokemon gadgets and gifts for Pokemon Go fans: Pokemon Go Plus, sneakers, watches and more

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The world has suddenly gone crazy for all things Pokemon. Millions of Pokemon Go players from across the world are not only doing their very best to catch 'em all, they're also showcasing their love for the Pokemon franchise and its Japanese animated... >>