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Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: The Musketeers, Pokemon and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: The Musketeers, Pokemon and more

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Freeview Play televisions and set-top-boxes give you the option to scroll back through the EPG to catch-up with shows you might have missed the previous week. All you have to do it click on the show and it will open in each channel's respective on demand application... >>

Best films to look forward to in 2016: Here are all the top movie trailers

Best films to look forward to in 2016: Here are all the top movie trailers

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The year 2016 is the year of the superhero movie. Many of the biggest blockbusters are set to be focused on super-powered wonderment. Marvel and DC continue their respective expansions of both universes' big screen outings. But that's not to say the... >>

Apple Car: What's the story so far on Project Titan?

Apple Car: What's the story so far on Project Titan?

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You've heard the rumours by now: forget about waiting for Apple to revolutionise the living room by launching a magical HDTV set straight from your dreams, because it's now trying to innovate in the automobile sector. That's right. Apple is working on... >>

Samsung Gear Fit2 / Gear IconX: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear Fit2 / Gear IconX: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The original Samsung Gear Fit was released two years ago, so it was about time that we had a refresh. That comes in the form of the Samsung Gear Fit2, which is now confirmed and will be available soon. It is joined on the launch schedule by wireless... >>

Are backpack VR PCs really a thing now? MSI, Zotac and HP think so

Are backpack VR PCs really a thing now? MSI, Zotac and HP think so

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Virtual reality is steadily coming into its own with a slew of new products on show this year at Computex. And some are not what you'd expect. Prior to this year’s show, three companies, HP, gaming giant MSI and mini PC maker Zotac, announced a new... >>

20 crazy inventions, you won't believe what you're about to see

20 crazy inventions, you won't believe what you're about to see

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Some inventions are better than others, then there are some that should never have seen the light of day. Well, maybe they should, if just to make us laugh. From solar bikinis to a nose worn stylus, these are here to shock. Designers the world over have... >>

How to get free data, texts, and calls

How to get free data, texts, and calls

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Mobile plans aren't exactly cheap.  However, mobile carrier FreedomPop, which launched in the UK last year after first debuting in the US, is offering customers voice calls, texts, and mobile data at no cost.  More specifically, you can get 200 minutes,... >>

Twitter tips and tricks

Twitter tips and tricks

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Twitter isn't exactly the most user-friendly social network to use. People who aren't familiar with the symbols # and @ or even terminology like retweet and DM probably see Twitter as some sort of alien spawn they'll never understand. But it doesn't have... >>

13 iPhone battery tips and tricks

13 iPhone battery tips and tricks

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Smartphones are great dates: they look good and they are patient with you while you take photos, reply to emails, browse the internet and respond to messages. The flaw almost all of them have however, is they don't have the stamina to last all day and... >>

Nokia goes Android: What do we want to see?

Nokia goes Android: What do we want to see?

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Nokia is back, announcing that it's going to be embracing Android and producing a number of smartphones and tablets over the coming years. Nokia's story has more twists and turns than a mountain pass, with an equal number of ups and downs. The announcement... >>

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

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Since GoPro launched its latest camera range in the GoPro Hero4 the photos being created are stunning. With it comes new 4K video speeds of 30 frames per second, a rear touchscreen display and two times faster image processing. The camera remains largely... >>

63 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

63 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

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If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so. To most questions you'll get a standard... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Wallander, American Dad and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Wallander, American Dad and more

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With Freeview Play, TVs and set-top-boxes offer the ability to scroll backwards through the last seven days of an electronic programme guide in order to choose catch-up shows to play automatically. Users only need find the show on any of the supported... >>

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

81 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... >>

Tech then and now: Hilarious pictures of how gadgets have changed us for the worse

Tech then and now: Hilarious pictures of how gadgets have changed us for the worse

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The internet came along and changed our lives. Smartphones and super slim televisions are now standard the world over. But it wasn't always that way, oh no, it was better once. Better how? We hear you ask. In plenty of ways. We lived happy lives before... >>

How to get your Android phone ready to sell

How to get your Android phone ready to sell

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You've just bought the latest Android superphone so there are two things you need to take care of: firstly, you need to liberate your content and data from your old Android handset and secondly, you need to sell it, to liberate some cash.  Android offers... >>

You can stop nuisance calls with just one text message, here's how

You can stop nuisance calls with just one text message, here's how

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There's now a number you can text to stop getting nuisance calls. The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) has partnered with Ofcom in the UK to launch a "text-to-register" service that adds your mobile phone number to an official "do not call" database.... >>

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explained

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explained

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When it comes to virtual reality Google has already been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them content to view, through YouTube. However, 2016 is going be a far bigger year for VR... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

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Google recently introduced a new product that aims to take on Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. Called Google Assistant, it's basically an extension of Google Now. Google unveiled Google Assistant at its annual Google I/O developer conference in May 2016,... >>

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

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Smart clothes are the next step beyond wearables. Despite smart watches and activity trackers just beginning to become popular, smart clothing is already starting to appear. So far there are already items of smart clothing available including t-shirts... >>

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced successors to the original Pebble, as well as the Pebble Time. The company revealed three new devices in the form of the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core, the latter of which is a fitness tracker. You can read all out how... >>

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

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LG's message in its 2015 televisions was about curved OLED, later releasing flat models to accompany the curved versions. With 2016, the message is still very much about OLED, Ultra HD and HDR, but guess what? The lead model moves to flat instead. OLED... >>

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced a trio of new devices comprising the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core. The Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 are both successors to the original Pebble and the original Pebble Time, but how do they differ from each other? Read... >>

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Classic: What's the difference?

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Classic: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced an update to the humble Pebble, its first generation smartwatch, appropriately called the Pebble 2. In many ways the Pebble 2 reflects the Pebble heritage, offering many of the same features and functions. But with a new focus on... >>

Harmony of the Seas: 17 amazing reasons to go on the world's largest cruise ship

Harmony of the Seas: 17 amazing reasons to go on the world's largest cruise ship

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Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas isn't just another cruise ship, it's the largest cruise ship in the world. It isn't all about size though, despite being a whopping 361-metres long, 66.4-metres wide and 227,000 tonnes in weight, it also has to be... >>