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Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

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Fitbit has no fewer than eight activity trackers in its portfolio, following the recent addition of the Alta HR. As you might guess from its name, the new device adds heart rate monitoring to last year's slim and stylish Alta tracker, meaning it starts... >>

May the 4th be with you: Best Star Wars gadgets and toys to celebrate

May the 4th be with you: Best Star Wars gadgets and toys to celebrate

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Happy holiday, Star Wars fans!May the 4th is here again - a day in which fans of the space opera celebrate the franchise's film series, books, and culture. This is a global holiday, so chances are you will hear someone say "May the Force/fourth be with... >>

What is Hulu Live TV and how does it work?

What is Hulu Live TV and how does it work?

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Hulu now streams live TV.A year after announcing its live TV plans, the video-streaming service has launched a live TV beta. It's a paid feature that combines 50+ channels and cloud DVR with Hulu's existing service. It's perfect for cord-cutters who already... >>

Which Roku media streamer is best for you? All the options explained

Which Roku media streamer is best for you? All the options explained

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There are plenty of media streamers around but few offer as extensive range of apps and channels as Roku.The company has been manufacturing online streaming boxes for several years, including a couple of Now TV boxes as Sky owns a share in the firm,... >>

What is HDR, what TVs and devices support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

What is HDR, what TVs and devices support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

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The television and display industry never stands still, with manufacturers introducing new technologies every year to improve their TVs and convince you that now is the time to upgrade.Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs,... >>

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?

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Beats headphones have gone through various iterations over the years and following the company's acquisition by Apple, they are more popular than ever. Their signature bass-focused sound has remained a constant throughout the series' development, too,... >>

7 best workout headphones you can buy today

7 best workout headphones you can buy today

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When looking for earphones dedicated for sports, priorities are slightly different to when you're searching out the best earphones for casual listening. You could argue that properties like being comfortable, secure fitting and water resistant are more... >>

Prey: Release date, videos, formats and everything you need to know

Prey: Release date, videos, formats and everything you need to know

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With a 5 May release date, Prey is nearly upon us. And while it shares its name with a game that came out in 2006, it's a completely different beast.It has been created by Arkane Studios (of Dishonored and Dishonored 2 renown) and published by Bethesda... >>

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2016) vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2016) vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

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Microsoft has introduced a new Surface-branded device - and it runs a new version of Windows 10.Called Surface Laptop, it's a premium device designed to rival the 12-inch MacBook. So, with that in mind, we pitted the Surface Laptop against the MacBook... >>

You can watch Microsoft's 2 May education event here, Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S revealed

You can watch Microsoft's 2 May education event here, Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S revealed

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Microsoft held a hardware event on 2 May 2017 which it used to reinforce its position in education and make a couple of key announcements, including Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptop.Microsoft was kind enough to supply us with the video for you to... >>

First Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 is The Master Trials, here's how to get it

First Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 is The Master Trials, here's how to get it

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Nintendo has revealed what Zelda fans will get with the first DLC for Breath of the Wild and it's not shirking on the new content.Coming in "summer", DLC Pack 1, entitled "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Master Trials", will be included... >>

Best GPS running watch: The best sports watches to buy today

Best GPS running watch: The best sports watches to buy today

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While the whole world is now discovering the benefits of a connected watch, for runners, this is home ground. While connected watches have come on leaps and bounds, the needs of runners haven't changed hugely over the past 20 years that running watches... >>

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S8, including smart select and smart capture

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S8, including smart select and smart capture

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Samsung has made a major change to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, removing the physical home button, meaning that taking a screenshot is now a little different to previous models.You have a number of different options when it comes to taking a screenshot, with... >>

Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your web browser

Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your web browser

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Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world, and yet, because we use it so often, we often forget what it can do.Chrome will let you browse pages, obviously, but it's also loaded with hidden hacks that can essentially streamline your... >>

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?

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Seemingly coming from nowhere, the Nintendo 2DS XL took everyone by surprise when it was announced. It was widely thought that Nintendo's attention would be solely  on the Switch for the time being, with the existing handhelds more than capable of holding... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Pixel vs Pixel XL: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Pixel vs Pixel XL: What's the difference?

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Samsung's next Galaxy S devices are bow available in the form of the S8 and the S8+. The big question is, how do they compare to their competition?Here is the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus stacked up against the Pixel and Pixel XL. You can also read... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs LG G6: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs LG G6: What's the difference?

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LG's new flagship smartphone, the LG G6 was announced at Mobile World Congress at the beginning of March, while Samsung waited until its separate Unpacked event at the end of March to announce its 2017 devices.Despite LG going for a more innovative... >>

Best Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases: Protect your new Samsung smartphone

Best Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases: Protect your new Samsung smartphone

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offer stunning designs, huge displays and plenty of power. They come with IP68 waterproofing, super slim bezels, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and 18.5:9 ratio curved screens.As with all smartphones though, they won't... >>

What is Amazon Echo Look and how does it work?

What is Amazon Echo Look and how does it work?

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Echo Look is the newest addition to Amazon's line of Echo-branded devices, which include the original Echo, Amazon Tap, and Echo Dot.Each Echo device has a different form factor and is best suited to a specific environment - whether you're at home and... >>

When QLED meets Galaxy S8: A guide to Smart View, Samsung Connect and controlling your Samsung TV with your phone

When QLED meets Galaxy S8: A guide to Smart View, Samsung Connect and controlling your Samsung TV with your phone

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Modern TVs are hyper-connected, with the likes of Samsung packing a whole range of functionality into its smart TVs. For many, the relationship with the TV is all about the remote control and the TV's native apps, but there's a whole world of interaction... >>

Upcoming TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

Upcoming TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

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There is an amazing line-up of TV shows and series coming our way on streaming services soon and throughout 2017. Twin Peaks is returning after a long time and new series of Preacher and Game of Thrones are coming up fast. And, of course, there's all-new... >>

Best in-ear headphones: 7 great wired, wireless and wire-free earphones

Best in-ear headphones: 7 great wired, wireless and wire-free earphones

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Most smartphones will come bundled with a pair of free in-ear headphones, but more often than not they're not exactly high-quality. For occasional music listeners they're fine, but if you want to get the most out of your tunes then an upgrade is in order.When... >>

LG OLED TV 2017 explored: Wallpaper, G7, E7, C7 and B7 compared

LG OLED TV 2017 explored: Wallpaper, G7, E7, C7 and B7 compared

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LG is staying committed to OLED in 2017, introducing another Signature model at the top of the range, expanding to five OLED models, each in two sizes. The fight against top-level LED TVs continues, with Samsung particularly turning up the heat with its... >>

When is the Call of Duty: WW2 reveal and where can you watch it?

When is the Call of Duty: WW2 reveal and where can you watch it?

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Activision and Sledgehammer Games are about to announce the next installment in the Call of Duty series.During the worldwide reveal, which will be live-streamed from London IMAX, we will see the title shown off the first time. We should hear all about... >>

5 top Tinder alternatives

5 top Tinder alternatives

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Tinder has revolutionised online dating.Not so long ago, people wouldn't admit to meeting up with strangers whom they met online, but now, thanks to the ease of being able to swipe on people's selfies in an attempt to find a perfect match, it seems like... >>