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What is Google Fiber Phone and where can you get it?

What is Google Fiber Phone and where can you get it?

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Landlines are still a thing, apparently, but Google just introduced a service that aims to bring them up to date. Google is getting into the home phone business, with a new service called Google Fiber Phone. It's part of the company's Fiber brand that... >>

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

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The Apple Watch has been out since April 2015 but while there are plenty of options when it comes to case colours, materials and straps through Apple, it only offers one official docking station for holding the Watch. The Magnetic Charging Dock activates... >>

iOS 9.3 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

iOS 9.3 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

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Apple has released iOS 9.3 to the public after months of beta testing. It is the third major update to iOS 9 since its debut in September and comes on the back of the new iPhone SE and iPad Pro (9.7-inch) iPad. Apple has packaged a tonne of improvements... >>

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?

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Reports from last year suggested Dr Dre would soon star in Apple's first original TV series, a somewhat-autobiographical drama called Vital Signs, but now we're hearing that another Hip-Hop star, Will.i.am, is set to star in the company's first major... >>

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... >>

Gadget Show Live 2016: Jason Bradbury talks VR, GamesMaster and why YouTubers will inherit the Earth

Gadget Show Live 2016: Jason Bradbury talks VR, GamesMaster and why YouTubers will inherit the Earth

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For the last 12 years, Jason Bradbury has been the face of gadgets and technology, at least where television is concerned. He has been the main host of Channel 5's The Gadget Show throughout its entire 25 series run, and shows no sign of stopping. He's... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 camera: Raw shooting expert guide

Samsung Galaxy S7 camera: Raw shooting expert guide

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One of the more advanced features offered by the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is raw shooting. This is a camera feature that's been creeping into smartphones over the past few years. We first saw Nokia announce it and it's also been... >>

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

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Although there have been recent rumours that suggest otherwise, Nintendo has firmly denied that it is halting manufacture of the Wii U console. Even the most die-hard Nintendo fan will have to admit that it's been an unmitigated flop in comparison to... >>

Can someone Photoshop the Eiffel Tower under my finger? Simple request, hilarious results

Can someone Photoshop the Eiffel Tower under my finger? Simple request, hilarious results

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When Sid Frisjes visited France he, like many before him, attempted to get a humorous photo with him stood in front of the Eiffel Tower, with the perspective looking like he was touching it. When he saw the image, though, he realised it was anything but.... >>

PlayStation VR: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

PlayStation VR: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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First announced in 2014, under the codename Project Morpheus, PlayStation VR is likely to be a hit this coming Christmas and could even be the definitive device in the explosion of virtual reality. Sony's virtual reality headset works with the PS4, which... >>

Sony's Life Space UX smarthome range: What is it and when can you buy it?

Sony's Life Space UX smarthome range: What is it and when can you buy it?

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Sony in 2014 unveiled an ambitious concept called Life Space UX, with the purpose of transforming a typical room in your house into a smart space for exceptional, even interactive experiences. The company showed Pocket-lint at CES 2014 in Las Vegas a... >>

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

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Let's be real here: Vine is addicting. You open the mobile app or go to the website, thinking you'll only watch a few video clips, and then suddenly it is two hours later. So, what makes Twitter's 6-second video service so addictive? The Viners. The talent... >>

Best Google Cardboard rivals: Which cheap VR headset should you buy?

Best Google Cardboard rivals: Which cheap VR headset should you buy?

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Not everyone is willing to commit to the high price tags of the Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR or HTC Vive. If you consider yourself among that cautious crowd, you'll be glad to learn there are other, affordable VR headsets available. In fact, these alternatives... >>

How to get started with the new BBC micro:bit computer

How to get started with the new BBC micro:bit computer

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Announced last year, the BBC micro:bit pocket-sized computer is now being delivered to all 11 and 12-year-olds (Year 7) in the UK. The new computer, which many will see as an alternative to the Raspberry Pi, offers kids the chance to play with dedicated... >>

79 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

79 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

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Technology has really changed the way we interact with the world. It can even change our perceptions of things in it. That's extremely true when it comes to Adobe's Photoshop software, which has become the buzzword for digital image manipulation. You... >>

Apple March event: 9 headlines you probably missed

Apple March event: 9 headlines you probably missed

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You've probably heard by now that Apple introduced a budget iPhone as well as a more portable iPad Pro during its March event, but beyond those two new devices, it also announced software updates, an Apple Watch price drop, new accessories and programmes,... >>

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

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Apple is done holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it unveiled a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands alongside a price drop for its wearable. Apple revealed it will now... >>

Don't dismiss the iPhone SE: 5 reasons to love Apple's new iPhone

Don't dismiss the iPhone SE: 5 reasons to love Apple's new iPhone

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Tim Cook and co took to the stage in Cupertino today to announce a new iPhone. Not an all-singing all-dancing flagship iPhone 7, but a new smaller iPhone, the iPhone SE. It replaced the oldest handset in Apple's offering, as the iPhone 5S retires. But... >>

What is Apple Renew and how does it benefit me? Trade-in and recycle options explored

What is Apple Renew and how does it benefit me? Trade-in and recycle options explored

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Apple is going extra green. And no, that's not a new iPhone colour variant. It's all to do with recycling, with Apple Renew - the company's trade-in and recycling incentive programme - announced proper at the company's iPhone SE and iPad Pro (9.7-inch)... >>

See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event

See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event

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Apple has just finished holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it announced a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and a price drop for the Apple Watch. You can watch the entire show unfold for yourself... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Although an iPad Air 3 was rumoured throughout the build up to Apple's 21 March unveiling, it turns out that although much of the speculation was correct in the features the new iPad would offer, the name wasn't. Instead, Apple has simply called its... >>

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

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Apple wants to turn iPhones from across the world into devices that collect scientific data for medical research. Back in March 2015 the Cupertino company introduced ResearchKit during its Spring Forward event, following that up a year later with the... >>

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2016

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2016

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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 with some exciting announcements having already been made this year and more set to come. In 2015,... >>

The amazingly eye-catching novelty watches of Baselworld 2016

The amazingly eye-catching novelty watches of Baselworld 2016

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Baselworld brings together the world's biggest watch and jewellery makers in a celebration of luxury, in the Swiss town of Basel. Naturally there's a heavy leaning towards the traditions of the Swiss Watch industry, but there's a growing sense of smart... >>

How to watch the iPhone SE launch: Livestream details for iOS, Apple TV, Mac or PC

How to watch the iPhone SE launch: Livestream details for iOS, Apple TV, Mac or PC

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Apple has announced a special press launch for today, but you can tune in and watch live even if you aren't part of the media. The company has confirmed it will livestream its 21 March event. It is expected to unveil several new products during the keynote,... >>