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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... >>

Best LG G5 cases: Protect your new LG smartphone

Best LG G5 cases: Protect your new LG smartphone

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LG announced its new flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress at the end of February and it's a beauty. The G5 was by far one of the more interesting announcements that came out of the trade show in Barcelona, mainly thanks to its modular design.... >>

What is Sky Q Fluid Viewing and how do I get it?

What is Sky Q Fluid Viewing and how do I get it?

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Now that Sky is heavily advertising its new TV system, Sky Q, we've had many questions about what it offers. There are lots of components to the Sky Q system, with a main box - either Sky Q Silver or Sky Q box - and separate Sky Q Mini boxes for other... >>

Mobile World Congress 2016: All the announcements that matter

Mobile World Congress 2016: All the announcements that matter

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Mobile World Congress, or MWC to its friends, is the largest mobile trade show of the year. It's where we've seen some of the biggest handset launches over the past few years and 2016 has been no different. The show started with a bang, with a big Sunday... >>

Oscars 2016 nominees: Watch all the trailers here

Oscars 2016 nominees: Watch all the trailers here

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Early in January, Hollywood held its breath.. The Academy was getting ready to unleash the Oscars 2016 nominees. Shortlists for all 24 categories are now out, and you can browse them in the gallery above. The categories include the usuals, such as Best... >>

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

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Sony announced the X series at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, comprising three new smartphones. The company also confirmed the Z series will end with the Xperia Z5, leaving the new X range to take over.  The Xperia X Performance sits at the top... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Spectre, Vikings...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Spectre, Vikings...

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The weekend is upon us again and although we've been extremely busy in Barcelona, seeing the latest phones and smart devices debut at Mobile World Congress, that hasn't stopped us trawling through the TV shows and movies available on catch-up and on demand... >>

Google DeepMind explained: What is it and how is it tackling AI and health?

Google DeepMind explained: What is it and how is it tackling AI and health?

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Healthcare is about to get a lot smarter. The same Google company that taught a computer how to master the ancient game of Go has just created a new division completely dedicated to solving healthcare issues, and it's kicking things off in the UK with... >>

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

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

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It might come as a surprise to Sony Mobile fans, but the company's next flagship isn't going to be called the Xperia Z6. Sony announced a new range of smartphones at MWC 2016 called the X Series, as well as confirming in a statement that the "Z line... >>

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

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True techies shouldn't have an everyday, run-of-the-mill office. If you consider yourself a computer-savvy individual or even an early adopter, one of the first places you should be exemplifying that is in your home office. Similar to a living room, which... >>

Noveto speaker plays so only you can hear, no headphones needed

Noveto speaker plays so only you can hear, no headphones needed

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Noveto has shown off its directional speaker system that it wants to change the world by putting an end to headphones. The idea behind the Noveto speaker is to play audio directly into the ears of a single person without anyone else hearing the sound.... >>

Facebook Reactions explained: Here's the scoop on those new smileys

Facebook Reactions explained: Here's the scoop on those new smileys

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Facebook's Dislike button has arrived. Well, not quite. The social network has completed a worldwide launch of several "Reactions" that sit alongside the Like button on posts or comments. You can use these emoji-like characters to express a range of emotions,... >>