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Motorola through the ages: DynaTac, RAZR, Droid and more

Motorola through the ages: DynaTac, RAZR, Droid and more

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Everybody on the planet probably knows the Motorola name, it's the iconic brand that created the first ever mobile phone. Now it's going out of existence on products. Motorola Mobility, the consumer division of the company, was bought by Google in 2012... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Transporter Refueled, Sherlock...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Transporter Refueled, Sherlock...

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Another week and another delicious collection of movies and TV shows awaits you on streaming services. Thanks to the rapidly expanding line-up of video content to stream through services, apps and channels, you need never be bored again. And Pocket-lint... >>

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2016: Lenovo, HP and more

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2016: Lenovo, HP and more

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The Consumer Electronics Show marks the launch, or at least announcement, of thousands of devices and products. These range from activity trackers and smartphones to TVs and laptops, with all sorts in between. This year's show saw several laptops announced... >>

Best headphones and speakers of CES 2016: B&O, Naim, Philips and more

Best headphones and speakers of CES 2016: B&O, Naim, Philips and more

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CES 2016 always has a huge range of audio and visual delights, with headphones and speakers of all shapes and sizing wanting to entertain your ears. We paced the showfloor, picking out some of the most exciting new headphones and speakers coming your... >>

What is 4K UHD? Ultra-High Definition explained, and why it matters for your next TV

What is 4K UHD? Ultra-High Definition explained, and why it matters for your next TV

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The term Ultra-High Definition - also known as Ultra HD or UHD - has been kicking around for a couple of years now. But what does it actually mean and why does it matter if you're looking to buy a new TV? Just as we've got used to the "Full HD" term,... >>

Best smartwatches and wearables of CES 2016: Fitbit, Garmin, Huawei and more

Best smartwatches and wearables of CES 2016: Fitbit, Garmin, Huawei and more

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Wearables have come into their own over the last year with 2015 seeing some great products announced from Tag Heuer and Apple's smartwatches to Fitbit and Jawbone's activity trackers. If you thought this area of tech was just a fad, you better think... >>

CES 2016: The tech announcements that matter

CES 2016: The tech announcements that matter

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It's 2016 and the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas starts the year with a bang. It's a chance for manufacturers large and small to show off their innovations for the coming year, bringing the latest consumer technologies to Nevada's desert... >>

Best drones of CES 2016: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

Best drones of CES 2016: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

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Drones may once have been a term associated with mindless machines and flying kill-bots, but now its fast becoming about fun. Quadcopters equipped with cameras are growing more and more popular. From the likes of DJI to Parrot, every drone manufacturer... >>

Oculus Rift pre-order: Everything you need to know

Oculus Rift pre-order: Everything you need to know

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Oculus Rift may have been a long time coming but it's finally here. While many probably expected a longer wait, for an extortionate price to drop, they may not have to. The Oculus Rift, made for everyone rather than just developers, will be available... >>

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

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Virtual reality has been making a bit of a comeback recently, but not just for gaming. Oculus Rift - the much-discussed super sensitive goggles that put you into a 3D environment - has the potential to let you wander about without actually navigating... >>

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

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It's that time of year when fitness is everyone's goal. But getting going and keeping up momentum isn't always easy. Apps and wearables can help make the process a whole lot easier by helping with motivation. Getting fit is not easy. The thought of sitting... >>

Best cameras of CES 2016: Nikon, Canon, Panasonic and more

Best cameras of CES 2016: Nikon, Canon, Panasonic and more

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The Consumer Electronics Show hasn't been the best known shows for camera launches, but as the years have gone by more notable products have been announced - and CES 2016 is no different.  Like previous years, there haven't been a huge number of cameras... >>

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming and how can I get it?

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming and how can I get it?

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To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview has cunning plans for a connected future. Along with a snazzy new logo and look, Freeview is embracing connected content directly within its electronic programme... >>

What is Ultra HD Premium and why does it matter? The UHD Alliance mark of approval explained

What is Ultra HD Premium and why does it matter? The UHD Alliance mark of approval explained

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We're about to see a new badge banded around both content and products in an attempt to define a premium 4K ultra-high definition experience. See an Ultra HD Premium badge on a TV or a UHD Blu-ray? That means it qualifies and passes the UHD Alliance's... >>

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 vs TZ70: What's the difference?

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 vs TZ70: What's the difference?

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When it comes to what some call "travel zoom" compact cameras, Panasonic is on top form. Its Lumix TZ70 from 2015 combined a wide-ranging 30x optical zoom lens with built-in electronic viewfinder and general all-round top performance. For 2016 the updated... >>

Best iPad Pro keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative

Best iPad Pro keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative

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It's time to get a keyboard for that fancy Apple iPad Pro you've just bought or been given as a nice little, but not little at all, pressie. Apple is advertising its most powerful and priciest iPad to date, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which has a starting... >>

Best smartwatches 2016: The best smart wristwear available to buy today

Best smartwatches 2016: The best smart wristwear available to buy today

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Smartwatches used to be gadgets only James Bond would have access to, but that's no longer the case. These wrist-worn phone companions that can receive calls, texts, emails and social network notifications have been whipping the wearables sector into... >>

Best budgeting apps: 7 apps to take control of your finances

Best budgeting apps: 7 apps to take control of your finances

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Keeping track of finances can be a tricky thing to do, especially if you have more than one account or any kind of credit or store card. Money comes in, money goes out and there is the classic saying, the more you earn the more you spend. Even if you... >>

Best dieting apps: 9 apps to help you lose weight

Best dieting apps: 9 apps to help you lose weight

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January is here which means you'll probably have started drawing up a long list of New Year's resolutions that you have every determination of sticking to. There might be a certain place or activity on there, mixed in with a few other things like... >>

Best Android Wear smartwatch: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

Best Android Wear smartwatch: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

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Android Wear launched in 2014 with three hero smartwatches - the Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. These three watches are now pretty much obsolete, taken over by fancier models that are far more appealing, far better looking... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Kingsman, Straight Outta Compton...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Kingsman, Straight Outta Compton...

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Happy new year! Christmas is well and truly over and we enter a new year full of hope and ambition. However, we also still have half a box of Quality Street left and a Tupperware box of turkey bits that have definitely seen better days but is still edible.... >>

New Year, new you: 7 tech resolutions for 2016

New Year, new you: 7 tech resolutions for 2016

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The clock has struck and another year has begun. You have probably made all sorts of resolutions - quit smoking, drink less, go out more, spend less, etc. While some of those are more manageable than others, we have rounded up seven tech resolutions... >>

Best fitness apps: 9 apps to get you moving in 2016

Best fitness apps: 9 apps to get you moving in 2016

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New year, new you. Make of that what you will, but if it is getting fit with the help of your trusty smartphone then you've come to the right place. We have rounded up some of the best fitness apps out there, some free and some paid, to help you get moving... >>

New Year Playlist: Tips for making the ultimate streaming playlist using Spotify, Apple Music, and more

New Year Playlist: Tips for making the ultimate streaming playlist using Spotify, Apple Music, and more

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It's that time of year when rocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party has ended and we prepare for another bash to bring in the New Year. You may already be getting a little sick of the constant Christmas repeats. And is it cool to keep... >>

Best extreme sports videos that will wow you: Hoverboard, wave-surfing dirt bike and more

Best extreme sports videos that will wow you: Hoverboard, wave-surfing dirt bike and more

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Since off-piste skiers strapped massive video cameras to their heads in the eighties to fly down Chamonix mountains, the thirst for extreme sports has deepened. When the GoPro arrived, this was taken to the next level. Now nearly every extreme sporting... >>