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Planet Earth II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR: How to watch it and what to expect

Planet Earth II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR: How to watch it and what to expect

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BBC Worldwide decided that Planet Earth II would be its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release and for good reason. It was originally shot and rendered in 4K so it should look stunning in the native format.In addition, the Ultra HD BD release of the nature... >>

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to in 2017

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to in 2017

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To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches. In 2016, we saw Apple launch its second-generation smartwatch, Asus and Samsung their third... >>

12 best Amazon Echo compatible devices you can buy today

12 best Amazon Echo compatible devices you can buy today

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There's no denying it, the smarthome is a brewing market coming to life, thanks in the most part to the companies seeking to unify all your smart connected products, letting you control them from a single hub. None caught our imagination more over the... >>

Game of Thrones season 7: When is it on and how can I watch it?

Game of Thrones season 7: When is it on and how can I watch it?

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Tired of being the only person who doesn't know who Jon Snow is or what the heck "winter is coming" means?No worries. Now's the time to jump on the Game Of Thrones bandwagon. You have until this summer to catch up on the past six seasons, because HBO... >>

What is Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, how do they work, and when can you use them?

What is Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, how do they work, and when can you use them?

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Days after Microsoft announced a release date for its Slack competitor, Teams, Google has introduced its own workplace chat offering.Companies are increasingly taking an enterprise focus when it comes to chat services. Facebook, for instance, offers... >>

What is Google Jamboard, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Jamboard, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google has announced when you can pick up its new Jamboard.You probably won't need this thing unless you're a teacher or a company executive, because it's a powerful collaboration tool used to enhance meetings or presentations. It provides a 4K whiteboard... >>

LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T: What's the difference?

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LG announced its 2017 flagship smartphone on 26 February in the form of the G6. The new device brings several exciting features, including a dual-rear camera, 18:9 ratio display and a premium design.How does it compare to its competition though? This... >>

OnePlus 3T tips and tricks: Master your 2017 flagship killer

OnePlus 3T tips and tricks: Master your 2017 flagship killer

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OnePlus 3T is comfortably the best phone in its class. And while its hardware is admirable for a £400 phone, the software does its bit to ensure the experience of using it is both smooth and unique. While it looks very much like standard Android OS,... >>

Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer

Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer

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Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is not just one of 2017's most-anticipated games. It's also one of the most complex games ever made.This is thanks primarily to a vast, startlingly realistic map depicting a thoroughly believable near-future Bolivia in... >>

What is Facebook Messenger Day and does it work like Snapchat?

What is Facebook Messenger Day and does it work like Snapchat?

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Facebook is trying to make Messenger an app you'll always want to use. Wait, actually, it just wants to copy and replace Snapchat for you.It’s integrated bots so you can use it like an assistant. It’s added games so you can use it for fun. And, of... >>

Best of the Geneva Motor Show 2017: Concept cars, supercars and everything in-between

Best of the Geneva Motor Show 2017: Concept cars, supercars and everything in-between

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The Geneva Motor Show is the most important in the European calendar. The industry crossroads, the point where everyone (and their entourage) rock up and where we're usually guaranteed the biggest single number of car launches.And 2017 was a bumper show,... >>

What is QLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

What is QLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

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Samsung used CES 2017 to introduce a new type of TV technology that could prove to be a major leap forward in picture quality. It's called QLED, which you may think is incredibly similar to OLED. That's no coincidence, as both TV types are battling to... >>

PS4 update 4.50 now available: Here's what it does to your console

PS4 update 4.50 now available: Here's what it does to your console

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Sony has pushed a major new update for the PlayStation 4 that includes some much-requested features. You should see it appear on your console either automatically or through the System menu.The version 4.50 update (previously codenamed Sasuke) brings... >>

What is Tinder Select and can anyone use it to date celebrities?

What is Tinder Select and can anyone use it to date celebrities?

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If you were ever hoping to swipe across a celebrity on Tinder, we're sorry to break it to you, but that probably isn't going to happen now.Over the past couple decades, the internet has revolutionised dating. You no longer have to hit on people at bars... >>

Best tech toys for Christmas 2017: Star Wars, Lego, Nerf, Hatchimals and more

Best tech toys for Christmas 2017: Star Wars, Lego, Nerf, Hatchimals and more

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It might be a while before Christmas is upon us again but the toy industry has revealed its plans already.A series of Toy Fairs around the world have showed off the best gadgets and gizmos for kids that your young ones will be begging Santa Claus for... >>

Instagram Stories adds Snapchat-like geostickers: Here's how the visual location tags work

Instagram Stories adds Snapchat-like geostickers: Here's how the visual location tags work

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In yet another effort to take on (or copy) Snapchat, Instagram has launched geostickers.Geostickers, which are kind of like stickers that represent your location, only work in Instagram's ephemeral Stories feature. And they're currently limited to just... >>

LG G6 vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

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LG announced its latest flagship smartphone on 26 February 2017 in the form of the G6. The new device brings some exciting features with it, including a huge HDR display in a small premium and waterproof body.It seems to right the wrongs of the G5, at... >>

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking market. It's been kicking around for a good few years now, sitting at the top of its class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness.Chances are if you are reading this feature,... >>

Nintendo Switch: Price, specs and everything you need to know

Nintendo Switch: Price, specs and everything you need to know

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Nintendo has finally introduced its new, all-singing, all-dancing games machine.The Nintendo Switch is a console comprised of a portable tablet-like device and a docking station for home play. It is different, interesting and we've been playing with... >>

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

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Sonos has announced a new speaker to its home theatre portfolio in the form of the PlayBase. The new speaker is designed for TVs that aren't wall-mounted, sliding beneath them, while the PlayBar is primarily for wall-mounted TVs.What are the other differences... >>

Yahoo Captain: Is it really an assistant and how does it work?

Yahoo Captain: Is it really an assistant and how does it work?

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Despite a pending sale to Verizon and an investigation into its data breaches, Yahoo had the time to make an assistant.Called Captain, it's one of the cooler services Yahoo has put out in recent years. It's not a voice-activated assistant or anything... >>

Amazon Fire tips and tricks: Making the most of your Amazon tablet

Amazon Fire tips and tricks: Making the most of your Amazon tablet

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It seems like everyone owns a Fire.Amazon's e-reader tablets are extremely popular because they're affordable and easy to use. It's no wonder that everyone from your kid to your mother has one - heck, you might own one yourself. However, no matter how... >>

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

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Fitbit has no fewer than nine activity trackers in its portfolio, following the recent addition of the Alta HR. As you might guess from its name, the new device adds heart rate monitoring to last year's slim and stylish Alta tracker, meaning it starts... >>

Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?

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Fitbit has announced the Alta HR, adding to its already strong line-up of activity trackers. The new device sits into the company's "Everyday" category, alongside the original Alta and the Flex 2.If you want to know which Fitbit is right for you, our... >>

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

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Nintendo has finally unleashed its all-new console.The Nintendo Switch is a different kind of machine to the Wii U, being able to play at home on a TV and out and about in handheld mode. It is also different to other currently available options - most... >>