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Best of Computex 2017: The top 5 tech products on show

Best of Computex 2017: The top 5 tech products on show

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Pocket-lint has been scouring the show floor at Computex 2017 in order to find the very best products.The Taipai-based show started on 30 May, and ever since then, we've been gleaning through the press conferences and more to determine what's noteworthy.... >>

Windows Mixed Reality: What is it, what headsets are available and when can you get it?

Windows Mixed Reality: What is it, what headsets are available and when can you get it?

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Over the past few years, we've seen an increase in the conversation around breaking content and experiences out from a device's display, and into a new world of perception and interactivity.Virtual reality is something that we are familiar with, thanks... >>

What is Samsung Connect Home and how does it work?

What is Samsung Connect Home and how does it work?

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Our homes are filled with connected devices, and yet, many people lack basic connectivity while at home.To address this problem, Samsung is introducing a new product: Samsung Connect Home. It describes it as a "premium router and IoT hub in one", with... >>

Moto Z2 Play vs Z Play: What’s the difference?

Moto Z2 Play vs Z Play: What’s the difference?

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On 1 June Motorola unveiled the Moto Z2 Play, the second-generation Moto Mods compatible smartphone in the mid-level Z-series lineup.With Moto Mods - clip-on magnetic accessories, which magnetically attach as the rear plate of any Z-series phone - remaining... >>

Huawei EMUI 5.1 tips and tricks: How to master the P10 and P10 Plus

Huawei EMUI 5.1 tips and tricks: How to master the P10 and P10 Plus

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Huawei takes the best of Google's Android operating system for its smartphones and adds its own re-skin twist called EMUI - or "Emotion User Interface". This means additional features, management and controls compared to what you'll find in other phones.The... >>

What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data?

What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data?

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Like BT and Virgin Media, Sky offers its own mobile network service alongside TV, landline and broadband. However, Sky Mobile gives you a few features you might not find anywhere else. That's why we've decided to give you a low down on the network,... >>

Gear VR now supports Chromecast: Here's how to stream VR to your TV

Gear VR now supports Chromecast: Here's how to stream VR to your TV

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Oculus has added Chromecast support to the Samsung Gear VR headset.That means, if you own a Gear VR, you will be able to use Chromecast to stream (or "cast") your virtual reality experience to your TV so that your friends or whoever else is nearby can... >>

Nest Cam IQ vs Nest Cam Indoor: What's the difference?

Nest Cam IQ vs Nest Cam Indoor: What's the difference?

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Nest has announced a new smart home security camera to its line-up in the form of the Nest Cam IQ. The new device brings several advancements over the Nest Cam Indoor, though it also adds a few pounds to the price tag, which could make the decision between... >>

Computex 2017: All the announcements that matter

Computex 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Computex 2017 is officially underway.Companies use the annual Taipei, Taiwan-based technology trade show to show off their latest PC products and components. Last year, everything seemed to be related to virtual reality, with several brands unveiling... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

BlackBerry KeyOne: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

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Almost as soon as the BlackBerry Priv - the company's first Android phone - launched in 2015, there were rumours circulating about another Android-powered smartphone. At the time it was codenamed Vienna, which made complete sense following on from the... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne tips and tricks: Type and swipe

BlackBerry KeyOne tips and tricks: Type and swipe

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With the KeyOne, BlackBerry Mobile created an Android phone that's unlike any other. The physical keyboard is the most obvious difference, but there's plenty about this phone's software that makes it different to most too. Read our in-depth tips and tricks... >>

Best fitness trackers 2017: The best activity bands to buy today

Best fitness trackers 2017: The best activity bands to buy today

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The wearables market offers a plethora of devices from smartwatches and heart rate measuring headphones to sports watches and activity trackers. There is such a breadth of choice, it's difficult to know where to start, let alone make the right decision... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks: An expert's guide

Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks: An expert's guide

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are Samsung's most ambitious phones yet. While the switch to a 18.5:9 aspect display is likely to be the thing that draws you in, with its luscious infinity curves, there's a whole lot packed into the phone that... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: Battle of the 2-in-1s

Microsoft Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: Battle of the 2-in-1s

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If there's one category that's heating up, it's the 2-in-1 category. Small format notebooks have largely stepped aside for tablets with a lot more power, while weak tablets seem to have given up completely; it's the age of the Pro tablet and there's a... >>

Which Microsoft Surface device is best for you? Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, or Surface Studio?

Which Microsoft Surface device is best for you? Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, or Surface Studio?

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Microsoft has recently launched two new Surface machines and rounded out its Surface line to include four device families.While each one has a touchscreen, only three of them are "mobile", as one of them is an eye-catching all-in-one that sits on a desk.... >>

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

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Google is in the midst of rolling out Android Wear 2.0 to many smartwatches on the market.It has released three major updates to Android Wear in the past two years. In Android Wear 2.0, you get a design overhaul, standalone apps, improvements to watch... >>

Best fans: Keep cool while the heat rises

Best fans: Keep cool while the heat rises

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When the summer months hit the UK, we all start to wonder why we never installed airconditioning as we swelter through those uncomfortable nights. So fans are in fashion again and they always sell out on the high street, so your best bet it to buy online... >>

What is Pokemon Magikarp Jump and how do you play it?

What is Pokemon Magikarp Jump and how do you play it?

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There's a new Pokemon game out on Android and iOS, bringing another little fix of Pokemon fun for you. This one, as the name suggests, is all about magikarp.Considered to be the weakest and potentially least exciting Pokemon character of them all, the... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro event: What was launched and how to watch

Microsoft Surface Pro event: What was launched and how to watch

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Microsoft held a special event in Shanghai on Tuesday 23 May, which it used to announce three Surface devices.Two of them had been previously revealed at other recent events, the Surface Laptop and Surface Studio, although it was revealed that they will... >>

Xbox Game Pass: Release date, price and all the games you can play

Xbox Game Pass: Release date, price and all the games you can play

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Microsoft has launched Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for one monthly fee. And unlike PlayStation Now, it isn't a cloud service so you don't have to rely on your own broadband... >>

Nokia 3310 vs Nokia 3310: What's the difference 17 years on?

Nokia 3310 vs Nokia 3310: What's the difference 17 years on?

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The Nokia 3310 is back from the dead, 17 years later. The iconic phone that was originally launched in 2000 has now been updated. As Nokia looks to launch a new range of Android smartphones, the only phone that people are talking about is this retro wonder,... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Laptop vs Surface Book: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Laptop vs Surface Book: What's the difference?

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It's been a busy month for Microsoft. A couple weeks after announcing the new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S, it has announced the successor to the Surface Pro 4. But instead of being named Surface Pro 5, it's just called Surface Pro. So, how does it... >>

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

New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

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Microsoft has updated its Surface Pro line, with the introduction of the new Surface Pro.The latest model, which would be the Surface Pro 5 if Microsoft had kept the numbers, packs in more power and a better battery than its Surface Pro 4 predecessor,... >>

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

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Amazon has launched Amazon Channels in the UK. It offers a way to subscribe to a large array of premium TV channels and services for a low, non-contract monthly fee.So to help you understand the new service, here's our short, handy guide on what it offers...What... >>

Twin Peaks (2017): The return, how, when, and where to watch it

Twin Peaks (2017): The return, how, when, and where to watch it

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If you're a fan of Twin Peaks, you be frothing with excitement that the series has returned after a 26-year absence from our TV screens.The first episode has aired in the US and UK as part of a simulcast between Sky and Showtime. If you missed it though,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus: Which should you choose?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus: Which should you choose?

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are finally available, bringing 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch smartphones to the flagship party. The two devices have plenty of great specs and features on offer but how do they compare? Here is the difference between the... >>

What is Google Lens and how do you use it?

What is Google Lens and how do you use it?

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Google announced several new key products and services at its I/O 2017 developer conference including a new technology it is bringing to Android smartphones, called Google Lens. Google Lens is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone camera... >>

HTC Vive standalone Daydream headset: What's the story so far?

HTC Vive standalone Daydream headset: What's the story so far?

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Google and HTC are making a standalone VR headset together based on the Daydream platform.Google's already made a prototype of the headset, while HTC is readying the consumer version that should be available by the end of the year. In an essay on Medium,... >>

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

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Destiny 2 is coming.By the time it arrives, the original Destiny will be three-years old. And while it is still going strong, with a huge fanbase sticking with the online multiplayer first-person shooter, it's just about time for a sequel.Bungie has... >>

Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?

Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?

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Google Assistant has arrived on the iPhone.Sure, technically, the AI-powered assistant was already available in a limited fashion through the Google Allo messaging app, but now, thanks to a new standalone app available on Apple's App Store (US-only for... >>

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

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Activision and Bungie unveiled Destiny 2 gameplay for the first time on Thursday 18 May, with a special event in Los Angeles. It revealed a whole stack of details about the forthcoming game and showed full-on game footage.Pocket-lint has also been... >>

27 fantastic photographic firsts

27 fantastic photographic firsts

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Photos serve an important purpose in life. They capture precious moments, funny moments, once in a lifetime moments and many more. With the rise of social media, we're snapping and sharing more photos than ever. According to a recent survey, more than... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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Google has taken on Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana with its own voice assistant: Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it to Google Home,... >>

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Google I/O 2017 is done and dusted.Google holds an annual developers conference in order to get its developer community up to speed with all the updates it plans to push out to its products. Doing so gives developers a chance to get all their apps, services,... >>

What is Android Go and why does it matter?

What is Android Go and why does it matter?

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Google's I/O developer conference kicked off on 17 May with the company announcing several new features and functions across its range of products from Android O to Google Home.Among the new announcements was Android Go, a new version of Android that... >>

How to get Android O on your phone right now

How to get Android O on your phone right now

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Having just shown it off again at I/O 2017, Google has a public beta of the next version update of Android O available for Pixel and Nexus devices.Google typically announces the Android preview during its Google I/O developer conference held annually... >>

HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets

HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets

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HTC, above and beyond any other manufacturer, has done more than its fair share of popularising Android. HTC was there at the beginning, producing some of the first Android handsets, the first Nexus handset, and launching the first handset that really... >>

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

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Amazon's Fire tablets continue to offer a popular alternative to the iPad, and with the choices of Android tablets slowly reducing over the past few years, the Fire family has offered affordable tablets that do just about everything you need. But with... >>

Instagram copied Snapchat again: Here's how those face filters work

Instagram copied Snapchat again: Here's how those face filters work

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Facebook-owned Instagram has no qualms about ripping off Snapchat.You've all seen these types of headlines: Facebook adds Snapchat-like blah blah blah; Facebook continues assault on Snapchat; Facebook is turning into a Snapchat clone; and so on. Those... >>

19 best movie and TV spaceships: The star craft that defined our childhood

19 best movie and TV spaceships: The star craft that defined our childhood

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Science fiction films and TV shows have graced us with some amazing spaceships over the last few decades, often becoming as iconic as the characters and stories themselves.Now with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Alien: Covenant currently on the big screens,... >>

HTC U11 vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

HTC U11 vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced its flagship for 2017, the HTC U11. The new handset follows the movement started by the HTC U Ultra and U Play earlier in 2017, but brings with it flagship spec, looking to outshine its rivals.So here's how the HTC U11 compares to... >>

HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

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HTC delayed the launch of its 2017 flagship, the HTC U11, so that it could power it with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. That's the same hardware that's in some Samsung Galaxy S8 phones, offering a processor that aims to be more powerful and... >>

HTC U11: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC U11: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC started 2017 with the launch of the HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play, new phones that introduced a new look, as well as paving the way for the new HTC U11, it's true flagship.The HTC U11 is HTC flagship for 2017, taking the U name of it's liquid surface... >>

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

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It's been long rumoured that Google will use YouTube to introduce a live TV service. The company has now confirmed those suspicions.Google officially launched its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It lets you access live and recorded... >>

You will need to register and sign in for BBC iPlayer: Here's why

You will need to register and sign in for BBC iPlayer: Here's why

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Back in September last year, the BBC announced that a BBC account would eventually be needed to access some of the Beeb's online services, including iPlayer and iPlayer Radio. That day will come soom.You will need to sign in with a registered account... >>

Mother's Day 2017 (US): 14 best tech gifts for mom

Mother's Day 2017 (US): 14 best tech gifts for mom

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You only have a couple more days to pick out a gift for mom.Mother's Day is 14 May in the US this year, which is Sunday, but it's not too late to figure out and buy the perfect gift for her. To help you quickly find something she'll absolutely love, we've... >>

Microsoft Cortana skills: Which are available now and how do they work?

Microsoft Cortana skills: Which are available now and how do they work?

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Microsoft has launched the first set of skills for Cortana.During the company's annual Build developers conference this week, Microsoft announced a Cortana Skills Kit so that developers could create Amazon Alexa-like skills for Microsoft's voice assistant.... >>

Why you should consider an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+

Why you should consider an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones have been available through the major network providers for a couple of weeks but you can now buy either unlocked and SIM-free.That means you can pair a shiny, new flagship Samsung phone with any carrier... >>

Microsoft Build 2017: All the announcements that matter

Microsoft Build 2017: All the announcements that matter

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The biggest tech companies hold annual developer conferences, and Microsoft's has just kicked off.Every year Microsoft spends a few days trying to bring developers and software engineers into its fold with a developer conference called Build. While at... >>