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Hulu now lets you create profiles, including for kids - here's how

Hulu now lets you create profiles, including for kids - here's how

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Taking a page from Netflix's playbook, Hulu is finally letting its users create multiple profiles.Each Hulu account can maintain up to six individual profiles that will serve up tailored recommendations and remember viewing history. Every profile also... >>

Super Mario Run preview: Playing the game with Miyamoto himself

Super Mario Run preview: Playing the game with Miyamoto himself

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Back in September, after Apple's keynote presentation to launch the new iPhones, we ended up talking to the man whose entrance received probably the biggest roar of excitement during the whole event: the father of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto.He was there... >>

Apple says these were the best apps and games in 2016

Apple says these were the best apps and games in 2016

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It's that time of year again for the "best of" and "top ten" annual lists.Google just named the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016, and now Apple has announced its favourite apps, games, music, movies, and more. The company's top pick for apps is Prisma,... >>

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

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Now that 2016 is coming to an end, Google has released its annual list of the top-trending YouTube videos for the year.Google defined "top-trending" based on stats like time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and so on. Collectively, these 10... >>

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available in UK and US: Here's what you need to know

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available in UK and US: Here's what you need to know

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Amazon's new on-demand music streaming service is now available in the UK as well as the US, and it has also added a similar family payment option across both sides of the Atlantic.Amazon Music Unlimited, which is designed to take on Spotify and Apple... >>

Instagram will let you turn off comments on posts - here's how

Instagram will let you turn off comments on posts - here's how

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A few months after giving everyone the ability to moderate their comments, Instagram has announced it'll let users completely turn off comments.The Facebook-owned app is trying to cut down on abuse and trolling. It wants to make Instagram “a safe place... >>

Oculus Touch controllers: These 54 titles support them at launch

Oculus Touch controllers: These 54 titles support them at launch

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You can now buy Oculus Touch and use them with a giant selection of games.Oculus VR previously announced that Oculus Touch will launch with 54 supported titles, including games like The Climb, Job Simulator, The Unspoken, and Kingspray. You can go here... >>

Oculus Touch controllers: When can you buy them and for how much?

Oculus Touch controllers: When can you buy them and for how much?

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR has finally released its Rift Touch controllers.During the virtual reality company's third-annual Oculus Connect conference in October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to reveal Oculus is making a standalone VR headset... >>

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?

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Sonos Trueplay is a software feature that will allow anyone who owns a Sonos speaker to tune it specifically to the room it is in. In a similar way to how someone might tune a professional hi-fi system, Sonos essentially brought this technology to the... >>

How to control Sonos through Spotify

How to control Sonos through Spotify

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Sonos has released the over-the-air software update that allows users to play music directly from the Spotify app, rather than just through the Sonos app.Until now, Sonos users were required to sign into their Spotify Premium account via the Sonos app... >>

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

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Autonomous vehicles are no longer just a figment of the imagination, nor are they the preserve of science fiction. They are coming and whether you like the idea or not, in 10 years time, it's likely that autonomous vehicles will be considered the norm.Each... >>

What is Amazon Go and how does it work?

What is Amazon Go and how does it work?

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Tech companies are constantly exploring new ways to sell us their goods, and Amazon's latest example has plenty of people scratching their heads.The online retailer has announced it is opening a brick-and-mortar physical store in Seattle, Washington,... >>

36 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year

36 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year

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Part of the joy behind the gift-giving experience is finding an awesome present that's tailored to one person. But did you realise wrapping paper can further bring that present to a whole new (and geekier) level?Surprising a person with a Christmas gift... >>

Audio-Technica talks headphones tech, from Pure Digital Drive to Hi-Res Audio

Audio-Technica talks headphones tech, from Pure Digital Drive to Hi-Res Audio

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We're sat in Audio-Technica's downtown Tokyo headquarters, peering through a one-way window overlooking the company's professional music studio, sat with Keisuke Kobayashi, the company's director of marketing and engineering. For this isn't just a headphone... >>

iMyfone Umate Pro: The secure way to erase phone data and free up space

iMyfone Umate Pro: The secure way to erase phone data and free up space

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When it's time to move onto a new phone and sell your old one, you need to securely erase it.If you don't do that, your privacy is at risk of being invaded, as your emails, photos, and personal data can be retrieved by anyone with malicious intent. To... >>

The Game Awards 2016: All the new game trailers unveiled, in one place

The Game Awards 2016: All the new game trailers unveiled, in one place

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This year's Game Awards are done and dusted, but if you didn't catch the show live, no worries.Pocket-lint has gathered up every new game trailer that premiered at The Game Awards 2016 and listed below. We've also included a 4K stream of the actual show,... >>

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

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It's almost Christmas and that means there's a stack of amazing TV shows coming up on the old gogglebox.All of the major channels will be hosting specials and festive fun, with some major returns and debuts along the way. There's also one or two old faves... >>

Next Sony Xperia flagship: What's the story so far?

Next Sony Xperia flagship: What's the story so far?

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Sony Mobile has a tendency to launch a new smartphone every six months and it seems it has no intention of slowing down.No sooner has the Xperia XZ arrived on shelves, than the next Sony flagship is the topic of conversation on the rumour mill. This is... >>

91 Locker: Is this the ultimate wallpaper picker?

91 Locker: Is this the ultimate wallpaper picker?

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If you're looking for a new lock screen wallpaper to try on your Android phone, consider using 91 Locker.It's an app. The purpose of this app is to serve up all sorts of lock wallpapers, as well as templates, news, and tools, so you can customise your... >>

Apple iCloud Calendar spam: What's going on and is there a fix?

Apple iCloud Calendar spam: What's going on and is there a fix?

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Spam is not unique to email. You can get spammy iCloud Calendar invites, too.Lately, there has been a massive spike in spam iCloud Calendar invites, according to several reports as well as users on Twitter. It's reached the point to where Apple has announced... >>

Moto Mods: Everything you need to know about the Moto Z's snap-on accessories

Moto Mods: Everything you need to know about the Moto Z's snap-on accessories

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It's clear from looking at the smartphone industry recently that there's a growing interest in modular mobile devices. LG launched the G5 in 2016, complete with its "Friends" options that clip onto the bottom of the phone to add extra features. Google,... >>

91 Launcher Pro: A new way to spice up your Android phone interface

91 Launcher Pro: A new way to spice up your Android phone interface

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Tired of the old, default launcher or phone interface? Consider using the 91 Launcher Pro app.91 Launcher Pro gives you access to wallpapers, themes, 3D Touch-like enhancements, a comprehensive weather widget, and several other features, including a power-saving... >>

Best SIM-only plans available in the UK

Best SIM-only plans available in the UK

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Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... >>

Dr News: The one news app to replace them all?

Dr News: The one news app to replace them all?

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Want an app that delivers the latest news, but in a way that you can customise?Look no further than Dr News. After you download and open Dr News, you will be asked to select your edition (US/India/Globe). You will then be able to select categories that... >>

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

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Launched in October last year, the Freeview Play service has gathered momentum of late. Many more supported devices are now available and the free catch-up technology from the UK's major digital television provider is proving an excellent alternative... >>