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Five ways to get more out of tado° in 2016

Five ways to get more out of tado° in 2016

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Unlike many technology products, an Internet of Things (IoT) device continues to develop and improve as time goes on, rather than aging into insignificance. The beauty of today’s IoT products is that software plays an ever increasing role, meaning connected... >>

Android N: How to get Android 7.0 on your phone right now

Android N: How to get Android 7.0 on your phone right now

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Google has randomly made a developer preview of the next version of Android, codenamed N, available for Nexus devices. Google typically releases the latest Android preview during its Google I/O developer conference held annually in May. Now - for the... >>

Blue Origin: When will Jeff Bezos' space company take tourists into space?

Blue Origin: When will Jeff Bezos' space company take tourists into space?

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Amazon.com's founder has stopped being so secretive about his private space company by letting journalists tour the venture’s site while also announcing that human space tourism will be possible in just two years. That space company is called Blue... >>

Best Samsung Gear VR Oculus apps 2016

Best Samsung Gear VR Oculus apps 2016

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Samsung and Oculus have released their combined effort to bring virtual reality to your face in the Gear VR. The result is an affordable virtual reality headset combined with the accessibility of the Android platform for apps. Google has already been... >>

The Division: Crazy goings-on and how to stop the safehouse trolls

The Division: Crazy goings-on and how to stop the safehouse trolls

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The Division has only been out a day and already it's throwing up some bizarre memes and talking points. As soon as the servers went live at 0.01am in Australia on Tuesday, 8 March, players could jump into the most hyped game on the planet right now and... >>

Top reasons why you should upgrade from Samsung Galaxy S6 to Galaxy S7

Top reasons why you should upgrade from Samsung Galaxy S6 to Galaxy S7

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are great, brilliant in fact. So if you made the decision to buy one of them last April, you've probably been patting yourself on the back for the last year. Their time is up, however, with the Galaxy... >>

Sky Q tips and tricks: Getting the most from Fluid Viewing and your Sky Q box

Sky Q tips and tricks: Getting the most from Fluid Viewing and your Sky Q box

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You've got the latest television system from Sky, Sky Q, but how the heck to you use it? And are there any secrets hidden in the settings that will make your TV viewing experiences better or easier? We've been using Sky Q for several days ourselves now... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 deals

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 deals

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 will arrive on 11 March starting at £569 for the 32GB model, making it just £70 cheaper than its larger sibling - the Galaxy S7 edge. If the standard model is the one you want, buying it outright and opting for a SIM-only plan will... >>

BMW Vision Next 100: The ultimate driving machine of the future

BMW Vision Next 100: The ultimate driving machine of the future

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To commemorate its 100 years of existence, BMW has shown off its glimpse of the future of driving in the Vision Next 100 car. While BMW has created a prototype of the car it's not something we expect to do much driving, nor to hit the roads anytime soon.... >>

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 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 ignore the... >>

Sky Q install: Tips and tricks to get you ready for installation

Sky Q install: Tips and tricks to get you ready for installation

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Sky Q, the new top of the range TV service from Sky, is starting to be installed in homes up and down the country, but is there anything you can do to get ready for the big day ahead of the Sky engineer coming to your house? Having gone through the install... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: House of Cards Season 4...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: House of Cards Season 4...

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There's really only one major show dominating news from the streaming services world at the moment; House of Cards season four is now available to watch on Netflix in its entirety. But while we obviously focus on that as one of our streaming highlights... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 edge deals

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 edge deals

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge will hit shelves on 11 March, with prices starting from £639 for the 32GB model. Pre-orders are already open across the networks though, with some offering incentives like a free Gear VR.  If you can afford to buy the new dual-edge... >>

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot: What's the difference?

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Amazon has a new Echo lineup with tiered-speaker heights that remind us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta). Amazon makes a cylindrical, internet-connected Bluetooth speaker called Echo, which doubles as your personal, cloud-based assistant,... >>

How to use adoptable storage on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

How to use adoptable storage on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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One of the features in Android 6.0 Marshmallow that hasn't gained many headlines is called flex storage or adoptable storage (Google uses both terms).  The new feature will allow you to use external storage on your device as internal storage. It's likely... >>

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

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As gadgets become more valuable and we carry even more of them around with us daily, theft is a big problem. But those smart gadgets, and even people, that need to be protected are starting to benefit from a growing smart security tech front-line. From... >>

Geneva Motor Show 2016 in pictures: The 24 best cars from the Swiss auto show

Geneva Motor Show 2016 in pictures: The 24 best cars from the Swiss auto show

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Every March, the auto industry gathers on neutral ground in Switzerland, coming together for one giant huzzah of an event, showing off its latest wares and new ideas to woo car buyers of tomorrow. Of all the international shows, Geneva tends to be the... >>

Best TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Video and Now TV you can't watch anywhere else

Best TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Video and Now TV you can't watch anywhere else

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We don't need the Golden Globes, Emmys or other TV award ceremonies to tell us that streaming TV shows have shifted the balance of television broadcasting in the last couple of years. But the fact that major, online-only series, such as House of Cards,... >>

Google Hands Free payments app: What is it and how does it work?

Google Hands Free payments app: What is it and how does it work?

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Google has a new payment app that's separate from Android Pay. Android Pay debuted in May 2015 and began rolling out in the US roughly four months later. It is now averaging 1.5 million new registrations each month. Despite the success of that initiative,... >>

Nespresso gets connected: Here are a few more must-have smart kitchen gadgets

Nespresso gets connected: Here are a few more must-have smart kitchen gadgets

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The kitchen is commonly referred to as the "hub of the home" or the "heart of the home", which is fitting given how much time many of us spend in it. Whether you have a kitchen that's old or new, big or small, open-plan or enclosed, there are several gadgets... >>

HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FNW: 7 ways it reinvents the office

HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FNW: 7 ways it reinvents the office

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Small businesses searching for a printer need look no further than HP's Colour LaserJet Pro line. We've recently spent some time with the HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FNW model, a compact multifunction printer that comes with a strong feature set to... >>

Google I/O 2016: Here's how and when to get your tickets

Google I/O 2016: Here's how and when to get your tickets

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Google's big developer conference is just around the corner, and so the company has announced when and how you'll be able to attend. Google launched the Google I/O 2016 website with information about the conference, including when you can register, how... >>

Xbox One March update: Amazing new features explained

Xbox One March update: Amazing new features explained

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As is tradition, your Xbox One will soon get an update that brings a flood of new features to the console and Pocket-lint was walked through the major changes at the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco recently. One of the highlights is the way backwards... >>

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

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Samsung has revealed its latest flagship smartphones in the form of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, both of which were the subject of many rumours in the run up to their official unveiling. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices offer a similar... >>

Panasonic 4K HDR choices: DX902, DX802, DX750, DX700 TVs explored

Panasonic 4K HDR choices: DX902, DX802, DX750, DX700 TVs explored

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Panasonic has refreshed its line-up of Viera televisions for 2016, with a number of models offering Ultra HD/4K, as well as high dynamic range (HDR). We saw the launch of the DX900 at CES 2016 (appearing as the DX902 in Europe), Panasonic's first television... >>