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Tech then and now: Hilarious pictures of how gadgets have changed us for the worse

Tech then and now: Hilarious pictures of how gadgets have changed us for the worse

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The internet came along and changed our lives. Smartphones and super slim televisions are now standard the world over. But it wasn't always that way, oh no, it was better once. Better how? We hear you ask. In plenty of ways. We lived happy lives before... >>

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

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Since GoPro launched its latest camera range in the GoPro Hero4 the photos being created are stunning. With it comes new 4K video speeds of 30 frames per second, a rear touchscreen display and two times faster image processing. The camera remains largely... >>

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

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When we originally planned our mammoth movie streaming services feature (which you can find right here) it was mainly to highlight the differences, if there are any, between the two biggest movie and TV show platforms out there; Netflix and Amazon Prime... >>

Best Fallout 4 bases from around the net: Check out these magnificent settlements

Best Fallout 4 bases from around the net: Check out these magnificent settlements

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Although much of Fallout 4 stays true to Fallout 3 and New Vegas, with the role-playing elements, even visuals remaining familiar though they have been enhanced for this generation of consoles, one of the new features has become an online hit. Base building... >>

Miracast explained: How is it different from Chromecast and AirPlay?

Miracast explained: How is it different from Chromecast and AirPlay?

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When Amazon recently launched the 4K Fire TV, it arrived with a marketing campaign touting all of its noteworthy features, including something called screen mirroring with Miracast. But Fire TV isn't the only device with Miracast, which is a wireless... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

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Over the last few years, movie and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK. As well as the big and obvious free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC... >>

52 of the best tech life hacks

52 of the best tech life hacks

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You may not know this... but there are several websites and technology-related tips and tricks out there that can totally simplify your daily routine and make your life much easier in general. For instance, Apple's charging cords for iOS devices and... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow tips and tricks

Android 6.0 Marshmallow tips and tricks

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow made its debut on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the first time we've seen two smartphones launched alongside each other in the Nexus programme.  Marshmallow has also made its way to other Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6, Nexus... >>

Can Apple Watch work without an iPhone? Yes, and here’s what it can do

Can Apple Watch work without an iPhone? Yes, and here’s what it can do

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You might not know this, but...you can use an Apple Watch without an iPhone. Apple released the Apple Watch almost a year ago, and while there is a tonne of information floating around about how it works with your iPhone to pass data back and forth, few... >>

27 Apple Watch accessories for pimping out your new timepiece

27 Apple Watch accessories for pimping out your new timepiece

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Although the Apple Watch is nearing a year old, we're still in early-days territory. App developers and accessory manufacturers alike are just getting their hands on Apple Watch, and that means they're scratching their heads, trying to dream up something... >>

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: 16 things you probably had no clue you could do

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: 16 things you probably had no clue you could do

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Amazon's Fire TV platform includes streaming set-top boxes and sticks, and it's latest device, the Amazon Fire TV 4K, recently launched, meaning you probably already own it and are wondering how to master it. To help you get the most out of it, as well... >>

Siri vs Cortana: Which is the funniest assistant?

Siri vs Cortana: Which is the funniest assistant?

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You might have heard of Siri and Cortana. They are the lovely personal assistants from Apple and Microsoft, both looking to help their users out whenever they are in need. They aren't just helpful though - they are pretty funny too, depending on what... >>

60 of the coolest Android Wear watch faces you can download right now

60 of the coolest Android Wear watch faces you can download right now

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Looking for a new Android Wear watch face? Well, you've come to the right place. Thanks to Google's dedicated Google Play Store hub specifically for finding Android Wear watch faces, they are now easier than ever to find and download, with over 4,000... >>

14 cool features and other things you can do with the new Apple TV

14 cool features and other things you can do with the new Apple TV

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When Apple unveiled the all-new Apple TV with an all-new remote during its iPhone 6S September event, it glossed over some really interesting features for the new set-top box. So, we have created this feature to tell you about a few of them. The new Apple... >>

35 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

35 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

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Pericope is one of the latest "must-have" app. It's a live-streaming app that allows you to broadcast whatever you're seeing and hearing to whoever happens to follow you. It's like Snapchat's Story feature, but it's in real-time. Twitter bought Periscope... >>

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

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The Apple Watch has been out since April but the company only announced an official docking station for it in November 2015. There are plenty of options when it comes to case colours, materials and straps through Apple, while for holding the Watch,... >>

Best Windows 10 apps to download or try right now

Best Windows 10 apps to download or try right now

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Microsoft's Windows 10 has been available since summer, and the overall message is that it's cool. But, to be frank, it's nothing without apps. We use desktop apps for messaging, mailing, drawing, editing, writing, mapping, playing, gaming, listening,... >>

How to upgrade your Wii U storage by 1TB or more: That's enough for more than 150 games

How to upgrade your Wii U storage by 1TB or more: That's enough for more than 150 games

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Although digital versions of Wii U games are nowhere near as large in file size as those available for Xbox One or PS4, nor do you require to install disc-based titles, you will still more than likely find yourself running out of storage space on your... >>

Best Apple TV games: What to play first

Best Apple TV games: What to play first

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You've got a new Apple TV (2015) and now you are looking for some games to play on it. It might be able to stream Netflix at 1080p, but app support means it's a somewhat fully-fledged games console, albeit one that isn't as powerful as the Xbox One or... >>

Best place to put a speaker: Sonos head of design gives us tips and tricks of the trade

Best place to put a speaker: Sonos head of design gives us tips and tricks of the trade

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Sonos has a mission to fill every home with music, as well as to give you the ultimate home music experience. To do this, you not only need to have great speakers, but you also have to have the best possible set-up for them with the best possible objects... >>

Roku tips and tricks: 14 things you probably didn't know you could do

Roku tips and tricks: 14 things you probably didn't know you could do

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So you got the Roku 4 and want to know its hidden features. Or maybe you own an older player, like the Roku 3, and haven't yet used it to its full potential. No worries. It's never too late to dig in and explore what your player can do. To help you get... >>

Apple WatchOS 2 tips and tricks: Hidden secrets revealed

Apple WatchOS 2 tips and tricks: Hidden secrets revealed

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Your Apple Watch has finally arrived, but you've been staring at the new smartwatch for the last 10 minutes trying to work out how to use it. There's no denying it, the Apple Watch is a complex device that offers plenty to those happy and keen to explore... >>

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's what your PC or tablet can do now

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's what your PC or tablet can do now

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Windows 10 has been around a few months now, and it's apparent that Microsoft worked hard to take the best features from Windows 7 and 8, while weeding out some of the not-so popular ones to create the latest software build. Unfortunately, as it is with... >>

iOS 9.2 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

iOS 9.2 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

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Apple has released iOS 9.2 to the public after months of beta testing. It is the second major update to iOS 9 since its debut in September. Apple has packaged a tonne of improvements and bug fixes in this update, including Apple Music, News, Mail, and... >>

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

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Although Instagram has been around for years and is hugely popular, not everyone is completely familiar with the free photo app and how it can quickly transform your mediocre selfies into stunning glamour shots. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration,... >>