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Best tennis gadgets and tech to make you a better player

Best tennis gadgets and tech to make you a better player

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After watching Wimbledon, countless Brits will be taking to their local courts for at least a week before getting bored again. After seeing the professionals, then realising one's own ability, it can be a bit deflating. But with this kit you could be... >>

Apple Music is finally live: 10 tips you need to know

Apple Music is finally live: 10 tips you need to know

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Apple Music is now out, and we'll admit, the whole thing is a bit overwhelming. Not only do you need to figure out how to get the service up and running, but you also need to sign up for the free trial, embark on the setup process, specify what music... >>

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network?

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network?

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The European Commission has announced that roaming data charges will be scrapped in its 28 member countries by 2017. Until then how can we stop paying high fees? Travelling abroad and using your phone as normally used to mean a hefty bill on your return,... >>

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... >>

Apple Music launch: What time will Zane Lowe kick off Beats 1 radio?

Apple Music launch: What time will Zane Lowe kick off Beats 1 radio?

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Are you pumped for some Apple-Zane Lowe music goodness? Apple Music is scheduled to go live on 30 June, and that means many of you are probably wondering how to get access to the streaming service, when your favourite DJs will take over the Beats 1 radio... >>

Just how hot is it? 11 weather apps that will tell you

Just how hot is it? 11 weather apps that will tell you

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In the UK all forecasts are pointing at a blisteringly hot week ahead, and for the first time, in a long time, we will experience a mini heatwave that will last a few days at least. Temperature rises are expected along with plenty of humidity, and possibly... >>

8 Android smartphones that can handle the beach this summer

8 Android smartphones that can handle the beach this summer

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When you imagine the beach, you probably think of these three things: sun, water, and sand. While those elements are nothing but fun for both our bodies and minds in moderation, they're havoc for our mobile devices. So, if you're an avid beach goer or... >>

Best juicers to buy now: Make being healthy easy

Best juicers to buy now: Make being healthy easy

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The point of a juicer isn't just to cram you full of healthy vitamins and minerals to make you feel and look better. It's to make you feel like the king of nature able to reduce mighty fruit to mere mush in minutes. We say mere mush – we mean nectar... >>

Which iPhone is best for you? iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?

Which iPhone is best for you? iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?

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There is plenty of choice when it comes to smartphones, almost too much in fact. Chances are if you are reading this feature however, you have at least narrowed your options down to the iPhone. So as you have discarded Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry,... >>

6 best apps for planning your vacation or holiday

6 best apps for planning your vacation or holiday

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Summer is finally here and school holidays are just weeks away, which means for those with kids, it's not long before you can pack those bags and fly away for a couple of weeks, while those without kids have just two weeks before the prices shoot up.... >>

Facebook Messenger no longer needs a Facebook account: Here's how to sign up

Facebook Messenger no longer needs a Facebook account: Here's how to sign up

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Facebook Messenger is truly a standalone messaging app now. It is no secret that Facebook wants its messaging feature to become an independent thing. It was never more evident, for instance, than when the social network launched a dedicated Messenger... >>

Hoover Wizard Wi-Fi enabled appliances explored: Bringing the smart kitchen from dream to reality

Hoover Wizard Wi-Fi enabled appliances explored: Bringing the smart kitchen from dream to reality

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Hoover is a brand that is better known for its vacuum cleaners, trademarking the Hoover name and meaning everyone else in the business of floor cleaning wonders call them something else. But it isn't just Hoovers that Hoover do. In fact, it has been... >>

Gmail adds ‘Undo Send’ button, here's how to turn it on

Gmail adds ‘Undo Send’ button, here's how to turn it on

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Making an error on an email, replying to all by mistake or saying something you want to take back, are no longer permanent fails. Google has added an "Undo Send" feature to its Gmail on the web. Now if you've sent something you regret you can simply hit... >>

Google Play Music now free to use: Here's how it works

Google Play Music now free to use: Here's how it works

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Google has announced that its streaming music service, called Google Play Music, is now free to use, meaning you won't need a subscription in order to listen. But you will be subjected to adverts. Just like how the free versions of Spotify and Pandora... >>

Instagram reimagines how you search and explore: What's different?

Instagram reimagines how you search and explore: What's different?

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Instagram has been upgraded with a new Explore page and search tools. We've combed through all the changes and explained everything below, with the purpose of making it easier for you to leverage the new features and easily search people, places, and... >>

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

49 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 1,500... >>

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy in 2015?

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy in 2015?

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E3 is over and the western world's biggest videogaming show certainly lived up to its billing as the place for top games debuts this year. The titles on offer prompted much excitement and it looks like this generation of gaming is starting to mature and... >>

5 gadgets to make your garden as smart as your home

5 gadgets to make your garden as smart as your home

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Smarthome gadgets are all the rage at the moment. There are plenty of options to make your kitchen, living room, bedrooms and bathrooms smart, but a smarthome doesn't need to stop at the patio doors. There are also numerous gadgets out there that will... >>

Xbox at E3 2015 highlights, the games coming soon: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5 and more

Xbox at E3 2015 highlights, the games coming soon: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5 and more

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As Microsoft traditionally has its E3 press conference first thing on the Monday prior to the show, it is generally the one that leads the way with announcements. However, this year was different in that Bethesda had its first E3 press conference ever,... >>

10 gaming sequels absent from E3 2015: The Last Of Us 2, Portal 3 and more make our wishlist

10 gaming sequels absent from E3 2015: The Last Of Us 2, Portal 3 and more make our wishlist

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It's not that we're ungrateful. The E3 gaming expo was a bumper show in 2015, with oodles of top titles shown off and the promise of plenty more to come over coming months and year. But we're greedy. Yes Fallout 4, The Last Guardian, Dishonored 2, Ghost... >>

The surprise games of E3 2015: 11 unexpected gems from the world’s largest gaming expo

The surprise games of E3 2015: 11 unexpected gems from the world’s largest gaming expo

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One week since E3 2015 kicked off there's been time to reflect on the world's largest gaming expo. And there are a whole lot of exciting titles to take in and digest. It's all too easy to get swept up in the games that cost more than Hollywood blockbuster... >>

Project Morpheus vs Oculus Rift: Which VR experience won E3 2015?

Project Morpheus vs Oculus Rift: Which VR experience won E3 2015?

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Although E3 2015 played host to some amazing games this year two things stole the show in our eyes, and both were virtual reality headsets that will be available to the public some time in the first half of 2016. Oculus finally revealed its consumer... >>

E3 2015: The entire show floor in pictures

E3 2015: The entire show floor in pictures

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E3 2015 is now over, and wow - what a week. Pocket-lint attended the conference in Los Angeles and saw everything from Charles Martinet (the dude who voices many of the characters in Super Mario) to tonnes of yet-to-be-released hardware on the show floor... >>

Shopping with Apple Pay and Eddy Cue

Shopping with Apple Pay and Eddy Cue

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Apple Pay is coming to the UK in July, and while it's been available in the US for some time, Pocket-lint wanted to find out first hand what it is like to use your phone, or watch, to buy things in store rather than your cards. And so who better to show... >>

What is Twitter Project Lightning?

What is Twitter Project Lightning?

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A secret Twitter plan, dubbed Project Lightning, has just been revealed. Project Lightning, according to a BuzzFeed interview with Twitter, is going to change how the platform works. The plan is to offer a live event coverage platform, on Twitter, than... >>