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See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event

See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event

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Apple has just finished holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it announced a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and a price drop for the Apple Watch. You can watch the entire show unfold for yourself... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Although an iPad Air 3 was rumoured throughout the build up to Apple's 21 March unveiling, it turns out that although much of the speculation was correct in the features the new iPad would offer, the name wasn't. Instead, Apple has simply called its... >>

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

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Apple wants to turn iPhones from across the world into devices that collect scientific data for medical research. Back in March 2015 the Cupertino company introduced ResearchKit during its Spring Forward event, following that up a year later with the... >>

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2016

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2016

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To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches with some exciting announcements having already been made this year and more set to come. In 2015,... >>

The amazingly eye-catching novelty watches of Baselworld 2016

The amazingly eye-catching novelty watches of Baselworld 2016

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Baselworld brings together the world's biggest watch and jewellery makers in a celebration of luxury, in the Swiss town of Basel. Naturally there's a heavy leaning towards the traditions of the Swiss Watch industry, but there's a growing sense of smart... >>

How to watch the iPhone SE launch: Livestream details for iOS, Apple TV, Mac or PC

How to watch the iPhone SE launch: Livestream details for iOS, Apple TV, Mac or PC

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Apple has announced a special press launch for today, but you can tune in and watch live even if you aren't part of the media. The company has confirmed it will livestream its 21 March event. It is expected to unveil several new products during the keynote,... >>

What to expect at Apple's 21 March event: iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and more

What to expect at Apple's 21 March event: iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and more

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Apple has issued invitations to an event on 21 March, saying "Let us loop you in". Rumours about a March event have been circulating for some time, and now it's official: we're going to be facing a range of new launches from the Cupertino company. Apple's... >>

Top 20 GIFs on Tinder: Use these to woo and you'll likely get a response

Top 20 GIFs on Tinder: Use these to woo and you'll likely get a response

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Why ask someone in person to go on a pizza date when you could save face and just send them a GIF of pizza instead? Tinder in January released a major update that allows people to send GIFs to their matches, thanks to integration with GIF repository... >>

How to get ready for PlayStation VR on the cheap

How to get ready for PlayStation VR on the cheap

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When Sony officially announced price and release date for its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset, it soon became apparent that it would actually cost more to get it up and running that the headline-friendly price tag. The headset will cost £350 (quoted... >>

LG G5 pre-order deals for 1 April release date: Here are the prices and amazing freebies

LG G5 pre-order deals for 1 April release date: Here are the prices and amazing freebies

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The LG G5 will be available from 1 April but you wouldn't be a fool if you pre-ordered one from several of the UK's networks or retailers now. That's because they are offering some amazing deals for the flagship Android smartphone. The phone was a real... >>

5 Lightning headphones to buy when iPhone ditches the 3.5mm jack

5 Lightning headphones to buy when iPhone ditches the 3.5mm jack

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Apple reportedly plans to ditch the headphone jack on the next iPhone. This is where you scream and curse at Apple. Done? Okay, now let's move on, talk about why, and consider the alternatives, including lightning headphones. Yes. Those are thing. They're... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile rollout: Which phones get it first and how?

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile rollout: Which phones get it first and how?

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Microsoft has finally begun the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile to select Windows Phone 8.1 devices. You can download an app to see if the upgrade is available for you device, which we discuss below. Microsoft said the first phones getting the upgrade include... >>

New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams F1 VR experience you can watch online

New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams F1 VR experience you can watch online

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Sky has announced that it is backing virtual reality big time with a series of VR shorts. These start with a virtual reality Formula One experience to kick off the new F1 season this weekend. The broadcaster, which was one of the first commercial backers... >>

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking market. It's been kicking around for a good few years now, sitting at the top of its class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness. Chances are if you are reading this feature,... >>

Best Apple Watch apps to streamline your family life

Best Apple Watch apps to streamline your family life

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With plenty of apps available on iTunes these days, the Apple Watch can potentially revolutionise interactions by extending phone features to our wrist and making them more efficient. And beyond the situations early adopters took their phones through,... >>

Oculus Rift games: The complete list of launch titles and how to get them

Oculus Rift games: The complete list of launch titles and how to get them

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With Oculus Rift landing on 28 March, the company has provided some of the missing pieces of the puzzle. While a lot of the talk has been about the hardware and some of the early demos, attention now turns to what you'll actually be able to play when... >>

Sony PlayStation VR game trailers: Sony reveals the PS4 gaming future for 2016

Sony PlayStation VR game trailers: Sony reveals the PS4 gaming future for 2016

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Sony will be releasing its PlayStation VR for the PS4 in October 2016 and with it a heap of games built for the virtual reality world. Now Sony has begun showing off trailers of the immersive gaming worlds we can look forward to using the PlayStation... >>

Best compact cameras 2016: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

Best compact cameras 2016: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

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If you're looking for the best compact cameras of 2016 then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest cameras to save you time when it comes to buying one from your local shop or online. Compact cameras are plentiful. With... >>

Now TV vs Sky+HD vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

Now TV vs Sky+HD vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

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Sky announced its new entertainment service - Sky Q - at the end of November 2015. The service has now joined the broadcaster's options, bringing a more fluid and seamless experience than the previous offering. The question is, is it the right choice... >>

Best compact system cameras 2016: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Best compact system cameras 2016: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

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You're looking to buy a compact system camera (CSC) but don't know what to go for? Perhaps the term alone confounds: we've seen plenty of naming conventions being thrown around of late, from simple "mirrorless" through to terms such as "digital single... >>

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

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At the end of 2015, Sky announced a new premium TV service called Sky Q. Now it is available to buy, so let's look at what the technology offers. There's plenty to get your head around, that's for sure. The new service modernises Sky, offering a level... >>

What is Sony PlayStation Vue and where is it available?

What is Sony PlayStation Vue and where is it available?

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Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming TV service has finally expanded past the PlayStation to Amazon Fire TV devices and the Chromecast. That means you can pick the right plan for you and - without a cable contract - begin getting access to a rich channel... >>

Comic-Con HQ explained: When will the new streaming service go live?

Comic-Con HQ explained: When will the new streaming service go live?

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Comic-Con is getting its own subscription streaming service. It's called Comic-Con HQ. From what we can tell, it is trying to be a Netflix of sorts for comic-book geeks. It's also trying to extend the Comic-Con experience from just a few days a year to... >>

Amazon Echo tips and tricks

Amazon Echo tips and tricks

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Amazon released Amazon Echo last year, and it recently introduced two new models of the $179 Bluetooth-enabled speaker, each with their own set of features and functionality. But all three have one thing in common: Alexa. Amazon Echo is a 9.25-inch-tall... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Steve Jobs, Hap and Leonard...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Steve Jobs, Hap and Leonard...

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This week, we've opted for a varied selection in our highlights round-up of the shows and films available on streaming apps and channels right now. We've got action and adventure, dark, comedic drama, a spy tale and disaster on the west coast of the US.... >>