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Google Fuchsia OS: What is it and what does it power?

Google Fuchsia OS: What is it and what does it power?

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Google is developing an entirely new operating system. But here's the thing: it's unclear at the moment what this operating system is for, including what devices it might power. Here's everything we know so far about the project, which is currently going... >>

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

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It's been a year since Apple Music launched with a massive marketing campaign and several celebrities lined up, including Taylor Swift, touting how amazing it is to use, especially when compared to Spotify, another music-streaming service that was getting... >>

Best films to look forward to in 2016 and 2017: Here are all the top movie trailers

Best films to look forward to in 2016 and 2017: Here are all the top movie trailers

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As we're now well in the second half of 2016, we've already had some cracking movie releases this year. Many of which are now even available to watch on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray or streamed online. But there are still a few massive films to come.... >>

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

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Apple's latest flagship smartphones - the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus - are available all around the world and you can pick up either from multiple retailers. Not much changed in terms of design compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, if you... >>

17 Facebook tips and tricks you probably never heard about

17 Facebook tips and tricks you probably never heard about

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Facebook has been around for a while, but chances are, you have no idea about the several hidden features buried within the social network. It's easy to only use the surface of Facebook: you log on, check your notifications, send a few chats, post a status... >>

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

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Pokemon Go's biggest problem is battery drain. In a world where smartphones are notorious for eating battery really quickly anyway, it's a double-whammy of battery carnage. Fear not, for in the recent update to the Pokemon Go app, the battery saver feature... >>

What is SolarCity and why is Tesla buying it?

What is SolarCity and why is Tesla buying it?

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If Tesla Motors has its way, when you go shopping for your next electric vehicle, you might also walk out of the store with a home battery and a new roof for your house made up entirely of solar cells. Earlier this month, entrepreneur Elon Musk announced... >>

What is GoPro Omni? The 360 VR camera rig explained, release date and price info

What is GoPro Omni? The 360 VR camera rig explained, release date and price info

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It's not the first time we've heard about GoPro Omni - the six GoPro camera rig used for 360-degree virtual reality capture, announced early 2016 - but it is the first time we've seen it and learned about its end-to-end workflow. So just what can you... >>

Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players: Spinning 4K discs

Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players: Spinning 4K discs

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Many will proclaim that optical media is dead and that streaming is the way ahead, but one look at the quality of the latest blockbuster movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray and you'll change your mind. Ultra HD Blu-ray is a new thing for 2016. The format has been... >>

New MacBook Pro (2016): What’s the story so far?

New MacBook Pro (2016): What’s the story so far?

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Everyone thought Apple was going to update its MacBook Pro line at WWDC 2016, but it didn't. Now the world is expecting refreshed models to come out this autumn instead, especially because the MacBook and MacBook Air were updated in March. Keep in mind... >>

15 secret Instagram tips

15 secret Instagram tips

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Instagram has been around for a while but just because you've figured out the best filter to make your pictures look amazing, it doesn't mean there aren't a few tips and tricks you might not be aware of. For those who are new to the app and haven't quite... >>

What is No Man's Sky and why should you care about it?

What is No Man's Sky and why should you care about it?

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The PlayStation 4 has played host to some incredible games in its relatively short life so far but few have caught the imagination quite as much as No Man's Sky. Since its trailer debut during the 2014 Sony E3 press conference, it has been the talk of... >>

Android Launchers: How to install, change and customise your phone

Android Launchers: How to install, change and customise your phone

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One of the best, and most often cited, advantages of having an Android device is that you can customise the way it looks. But if you thought the most you could do with it was change your wallpapers and widgets, you’re in for a treat. By downloading... >>

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

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The Rio 2016 Olympics are finally upon us and we can look forward to more than two weeks of action across a vast array of sports. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will also be streamed live around the world, with the former starting tonight, 5 August.... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner: What is it and how does it work?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner: What is it and how does it work?

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The Galaxy Note 7 has just been announced and one of its most unique features is the new iris scanner. It's not the first time we've seen eye-recognition capabilities in a smartphone, but it is arguably a better implementation than we saw in the Lumia... >>

Playing Pokemon Go abroad? Here's how to avoid bill shock

Playing Pokemon Go abroad? Here's how to avoid bill shock

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A Japanese gymnast apparently didn't think about getting an international data plan before catching all the Pokemon in Rio. Kohei Uchimura, the reigning gold medalist and world champion, is addicted to Pokemon Go. (Listen - we all have our vices). He's... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced its next Galaxy Note device at an event in New York. By default, the new smartphone should be called the Note 6, but Samsung has jumped a digit in order to align the Note with its current 2016 flagships. The Galaxy Note 7 arrives... >>

Bush E3X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Bush E3X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

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Bush has announced a budget smartphone that will be available exclusively through Argos for £200, called the E3X. It's got some pretty decent specs under its hood for its price tag, but how does it stand up to the kings of the budget smartphone world... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced its latest Note, adding to its 2016 flagship smartphone line-up. The Galaxy Note 7 brings a fabulous design and some serious power with it, something that has come to be expected from the Note range. The latest Note device to come... >>

What does Samsung Galaxy Note 7's IP68 waterproofing mean?

What does Samsung Galaxy Note 7's IP68 waterproofing mean?

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Alongside its gorgeous, rounded 5.7-inch screen and iris scanner, the other Samsung Galaxy Note 7 feature that is capturing plenty of attention since its official launch is its waterproofing. Indeed, Samsung had set up an enormous tank of water at the... >>

Instagram just basically ripped off Snapchat Stories - and here's how

Instagram just basically ripped off Snapchat Stories - and here's how

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Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced a new feature: Stories. And, yes, it's just like Snapchat's Stories feature. Here's the deal. With Snapchat stories, you can broadcast multiple snaps (aka videos and photos) taken throughout the day, complete with... >>

Here’s how to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update right now

Here’s how to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update right now

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It's here! The first major update to Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, has started rolling out to users around the globe. It's full of new tricks and subtle changes, which you can read all about from here, with the most notable new feature being Windows... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Best cases, accessories and chargers for the new phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Best cases, accessories and chargers for the new phone

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Samsung unveiled its new phone at simultaneous events in New York, London and Rio and afterwards we got a chance to check out all the official cases and accessories for the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be first in the family to come to the UK... >>

What is Mobile HDR? Why Samsung's Note 7 screen is a window into high dynamic range's future

What is Mobile HDR? Why Samsung's Note 7 screen is a window into high dynamic range's future

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If you're up to speed with current television technologies, then you'll be aware that HDR - which stands for high dynamic range - is the latest and greatest thing for picture quality, promising the broadest range between the brightest whites and deepest... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung has announced a third flagship smartphone to its 2016 line-up at an event in New York. The Galaxy Note 7 joins the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and brings the popular S-Pen device back to Europe after we missed out on last year's Note 5. As you... >>