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64 of the best Christmas movies you can stream right now

64 of the best Christmas movies you can stream right now

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If you're anything like us, you plan to watch as many Christmas films as possible over the holiday season. There are tonnes of films to choose from, after all, including cult classics, cute newbies, and of course the occasional oddballs that you secretly... >>

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children

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Amazon's Kindle has established itself as a leading reading device and where you have reading, you hopefully have eager children.  Although real books, on paper, as well as using public libraries, should be something that all children experience, there's... >>

Battle of the smart toy racers: Anki Overdrive vs Scalextric Arc vs Real FX Racing

Battle of the smart toy racers: Anki Overdrive vs Scalextric Arc vs Real FX Racing

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Gadget toys can be like buses, nothing new for years then along come three at once. This year has seen the resurgence of slot-car racing, while a new twist on these car-track combos has added AI steering to do away with the slots all together. Anki is... >>

Tips for low light photography: Capture every Christmas moment

Tips for low light photography: Capture every Christmas moment

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Christmas tends to be a time of pretty lights and low-lit rooms to take full advantage of those lights, which in turn results in images full of random shadows and colours. To help you out, we have compiled a few tips to give you better photo results when... >>

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

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It's Christmas Eve and that means the big man is almost here to deliver presents. There are two really good options for the young and old to keep abreast of the movements of Father Christmas online. One is from NORAD and Microsoft combined, while the... >>

Best apps for capturing Christmas fun

Best apps for capturing Christmas fun

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You wait 364 days for Christmas Day to come round for it to all be over in 24 hours. Countless days of shopping, hours of cooking, more food and drink than is normal for four people to consume let alone one, and then bang, it's Boxing Day and you're... >>

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

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As drones begin to fill the skies so too do videos of their antics. If shows like You've Been Framed have taught us anything it's that seeing expensive things get destroyed is funny. So seeing pricey drones getting plucked out of the air by not-so-natural... >>

5 best laptops for Windows 10: The best available to buy today

5 best laptops for Windows 10: The best available to buy today

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Windows 10 has been out since last summer, and by the looks of things, it's a massive improvement to the previous version of Microsoft's operating system. In a nutshell: it's completely refined and packed with new features. If you've already taken advantage... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the US? Netflix vs Prime Instant Video vs PlayStation Vue vs Sling TV vs Hulu Plus and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the US? Netflix vs Prime Instant Video vs PlayStation Vue vs Sling TV vs Hulu Plus and more

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Pocket-lint has already detailed the best media streaming services available in the UK, and now we've done the same for the US. Such services have become increasingly important to the way that we consume our content, and fortunately, there are so many... >>

Christmas cooking: 5 best apps

Christmas cooking: 5 best apps

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Christmas can involve months of preparation, from the endless weeks of shopping for gifts, to the pre-ordering of the turkey and stocking up the fridge. The dinner itself can be a mammoth task and although every extra helping hand is useful, there can... >>

How to watch Amazon Prime Instant Video on your Android phone or tablet

How to watch Amazon Prime Instant Video on your Android phone or tablet

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Amazon Prime Instant Video has a great selection of titles, from classics like Mad Men, to new hits like Bosch or The Man in the High Castle. But it's not the simplest service to use. Amazon's Prime Instant Video comes as part of the Prime subscription,... >>

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

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Connected homes used to be something you'd associate with the future but that's no longer the case. Over the last few years we have seen several smarthome gadgets and devices appear and they have really come into their own in 2015. Smart heating and lighting... >>

Best 8 gadgets for entertaining the kids this Christmas

Best 8 gadgets for entertaining the kids this Christmas

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This year has seen some amazing gadgets and devices make their way through the Pocket-lint offices, from the new Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV with 4K capability to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Apple iPad mini 4. Whether you are looking for the... >>

Canary’s plumage: How form and function should be inseparable for proper smarthome design

Canary’s plumage: How form and function should be inseparable for proper smarthome design

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To describe an object as Apple-like is something of a cliché in the world of technology and most of those objects which attract such description rarely deliver on that high initial praise. Yet there has been something undeniably Cupertino about the way... >>

FAA has started making US drone owners register: Here's how to do it

FAA has started making US drone owners register: Here's how to do it

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We've officially reached peak drone... in the US, anyway. Starting now, anyone who wants to fly a drone in the US must register. The FAA has made it mandatory for all drones and their owners to be formally registered - presumably to bring more accountability... >>

Canary: Simple features, complicated technology

Canary: Simple features, complicated technology

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There's no point in a smarthome device unless it makes your life easier. If it can't manage that first and foremost, then all the bells and whistles in the world won't matter. It will be too much trouble to use. That was one of tenets upon which the Canary... >>

Sky Broadband porn filter will be switched on by default for every customer, here's what it does and how to turn it off again

Sky Broadband porn filter will be switched on by default for every customer, here's what it does and how to turn it off again

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After successful trials of a "default on" approach with its Sky Broadband Shield service for some customers, the company has made the bold step of switching on porn and adult content filters for every customer by default. From 2016, new customers who... >>

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Jurassic World and more

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Jurassic World and more

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When that magical time of year arrives where houses start to become light shows of decorations you'd be forgiven for feeling left out, stood there in normal non-flashing clothes. That's one reason why Christmas jumpers are such a great idea. Another is... >>

What's Android Wear really like on iPhone?

What's Android Wear really like on iPhone?

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Smartwatches are now a thing. It doesn't matter if you love them or hate them, think they are great or entirely pointless, there are new models launching every month and this is only set to continue. It wasn't all that long ago that options were more... >>

Which Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego set should you buy?

Which Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego set should you buy?

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now out in cinemas across the globe and to coincide with the new movie, Lego has released a number of new Star Wars Force Awakens Lego sets so you can relive the action of the film, after you've built it of course. With... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Christmas special!

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Christmas special!

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It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid... of the lack of quality Chrimbo shows and films on telly. Not if you have a streaming box, such as a Roku, or have access to multiple streaming services and apps. You can rest assured that on the build... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 in pictures, the future of Android smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S7 in pictures, the future of Android smartphones

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is beginning to leak ahead of its expected appearance in 2016. With those leaks inevitably come images of the highly anticipated handset. From patent images to renders to manufacture-level models, plenty of images of the phone have... >>

Caught by Canary: Burglars, cats and funny moments caught on the smart security camera

Caught by Canary: Burglars, cats and funny moments caught on the smart security camera

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Thanks to being able to place it anywhere in your home, smart security system Canary is a doddle to set-up and will send HD video to your smartphone whenever it captures something it thinks you should be alerted by. That can often include a home intrusion... >>

Moto 360 Sport: When can you get it and for how much?

Moto 360 Sport: When can you get it and for how much?

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The Moto 360 Sport debuted a few months ago at IFA 2015, but Motorola weren't as forthcoming with its details as the standard Moto 360. We were told it would release after the second-gen Moto 360 but other than that, information was pretty thin on... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic. They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features... >>