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Nextbit Robin is a cloud-first Android smartphone that wants to ease your storage woes

Nextbit Robin is a cloud-first Android smartphone that wants to ease your storage woes

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Nextbit has announced its first smartphone, the Nextbit Robin, described as a cloud-first Android device. The Nextbit Robin wants to shake up both hardware and software, taking Android deeper into the cloud with a unique storage management approach. The... >>

New Nest announced: Third-gen is thinner, higher resolution and more

New Nest announced: Third-gen is thinner, higher resolution and more

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Nest, the smart thermostat backed by Google, now comes in an upgraded third-generation version. The latest Nest has managed to lose some girth making it thinner than ever. Despite this slimming down it's also managed to cram in an improved display. The... >>

Neato Botvac gets connected for smartphone control, anywhere

Neato Botvac gets connected for smartphone control, anywhere

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Neato has unveiled its smartest robot vacuum cleaner yet in the Botvac Connected. As the name suggests this Wi-Fi connected bot can be controlled from anywhere using a smartphone. What self-respecting gadget can't be smartphone controlled these days?... >>

Are you listening Netflix? Amazon Prime Instant Video content can now be downloaded for offline viewing

Are you listening Netflix? Amazon Prime Instant Video content can now be downloaded for offline viewing

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Amazon has pushed out an update to its iOS and Android applications that now enables subscribers to download TV shows and films to watch offline. Fire tablets also get the additional feature too. Download the new version of the apps and a large amount of... >>

Xbox One Elite bundle comes with 1TB of SSD hybrid storage for incredible loading speeds

Xbox One Elite bundle comes with 1TB of SSD hybrid storage for incredible loading speeds

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Microsoft announced a new Xbox One controller during E3 in June, which is designed for the more hardcore gamer - even professionals. But it seems that will not be the only part of the console getting an upgrade. Coming in November, around the same time... >>

PayPal.me is a social way of paying friends and family, grab your unique profile before it's gone

PayPal.me is a social way of paying friends and family, grab your unique profile before it's gone

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PayPal has created a form of money transfer aimed at the social network generation. Called PayPal.me it provides an easy to share URL that leads to a safe and secure, easy person to person payment page. Each user registers for their own URL, which will... >>

Watch blood-pumping Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic sequence now

Watch blood-pumping Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic sequence now

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Halo 5: Guardians is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games for Xbox One owners and now a new taster has been revealed. The cinematic opening sequence of the game has been released to watch now. Showing off the major Spartan characters, the scene... >>

How Apple HomeKit is going to homogenise smarthomes

How Apple HomeKit is going to homogenise smarthomes

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Apple HomeKit is going to hit the mainstream with the release of iOS 9 - coming to an iPhone or iPad near you very soon - and it's going to turn the smarthome segment on its head. Some people may refer to connected devices, connected appliances, smart... >>

Apple is considering making its own original TV shows and movies

Apple is considering making its own original TV shows and movies

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Apple wants to become the next Netflix. The iPhone maker, which is expected to finally unveil an updated version of its Apple TV set-top box during an event next month, is reportedly considering original programming. Like, it wants to produce TV shows... >>

LG Watch Urbane Luxe: You can now get LG's watch in 23-carat gold

LG Watch Urbane Luxe: You can now get LG's watch in 23-carat gold

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LG's Urbane Watch now comes decked out in gold and with alligator skin, which is perfect for those of you who are gaudy or have a tonne of spare cash.The company has taken its Android Wear watch and cloaked the body in 23-carat gold. It's also given the... >>

Land Rover has invented an invisible trailer, sort of

Land Rover has invented an invisible trailer, sort of

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Land Rover seems to be constantly revealing new futuristic inventions of late, and its most recent creation wants to use invisibility to help drivers. The Land Rover Transparent Trailer isn't, as the name suggests, really see-through. Rather it uses clever... >>

Samsung Gear S2: What's the story so far?

Samsung Gear S2: What's the story so far?

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Samsung confirmed at its Samsung Unpacked event in August, in which it unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 edge Plus, that the there was more to come in the near future, and then it quickly showed off a round smartwatch. It's no secret that Samsung... >>

Samsung Gear S2 announced: Tizen-powered, NFC for payments, comes in two models

Samsung Gear S2 announced: Tizen-powered, NFC for payments, comes in two models

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Ahead of an event set for this week in Berlin, Samsung has taken the wraps off its new Gear S2 smartwatch. It actually announced two Gear S2 watches, with one model being aimed at traditional watch-wearers. It's no secret that Samsung had a new watch... >>

Digitise all of your important documents with the Doxie Go Wi-Fi scanner

Digitise all of your important documents with the Doxie Go Wi-Fi scanner

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If you had to locate your home insurance documents or photos from the big family reunion 10 years ago, how many hours of digging through folders and boxes of paperwork would it take you? Ditch the papers and go digital - get the Doxie Go Wi-Fi scanner... >>

Moto 360 2: What's the story so far?

Moto 360 2: What's the story so far?

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We've known for a while, thanks to confirmations from Lenovo as well as several leaks, that a new Moto 360 watch is in the works. It is currently being referred to as the Moto 360 2, but that name isn't set in stone and might very well change. In fact,... >>

Motorola's next Moto 360 might also arrive with a 'sport' version this autumn

Motorola's next Moto 360 might also arrive with a 'sport' version this autumn

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It looks like Apple isn't the only watch maker creating entirely separate devices in its lineup for the athletic-minded. Everyone knows by now that Lenovo-owned Motorola is getting ready to unveil the next-generation Moto 360 in the form of two watches... >>

Best Android Wear smartwatch: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

Best Android Wear smartwatch: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

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Android Wear launched in 2014 with three hero smartwatches, which have near enough become obsolete, taken over by other fancier models that are far more appealing, and far better looking. The platform has recently had a big update that has pushed several... >>

Your iPhone will now work with Android Wear: Here's what you need to know

Your iPhone will now work with Android Wear: Here's what you need to know

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Those of you who own an iPhone and want to own a smartwatch other than Apple Watch will be overjoyed to learn that Google has heard your woes and made Android Wear compatible with iPhone. That's right. Your iPhone will now work with any Android Wear watch.... >>

Incredible BlackBerry Venice pictures show the Android BB from all angles

Incredible BlackBerry Venice pictures show the Android BB from all angles

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The rumoured BlackBerry Venice has leaked out in all its glory, showing the slider handset running Android. There have been growing leaks in the past few weeks, but the latest photos to appear courtesy of Vietnamese website Tinhte.vn and leave little... >>

Sony Xperia Z5: What's the story so far?

Sony Xperia Z5: What's the story so far?

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Sony has a slightly different release cycle to the rest of its competition, normally announcing a new handset every 6 months rather than one a year. The Xperia Z1 arrived in 2013 and since then we have seen the Z2, Z3 and the Z3+. The Xperia Z3+, known... >>

IFA 2015: What to expect from Samsung, Sony, LG and others

IFA 2015: What to expect from Samsung, Sony, LG and others

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Consumer electronics show IFA is fast approaching and that means just one thing for the weird and wonderful world of tech: new devices! IFA takes place from 4-9 September 2015 in Messe Berlin, but the press conferences start on 2 September. Typically... >>

Nexus 5 (2015): What's the story so far?

Nexus 5 (2015): What's the story so far?

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There are only a couple of major smartphones left to be announced in 2015, as most of the big manufacturers have come to market with their flagship. Among the most anticipated is the next Nexus, the next iteration of Google's purebred Android flagship.... >>

No one will believe your photos were taken with a smartphone

No one will believe your photos were taken with a smartphone

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You usually have two options when it comes to taking photos: Use your smartphone camera, which is great for portability but results in so-so pictures, ot bring along a real camera, which will enable better shots but can be a pain to lug around. Now you... >>

Apple's next Apple TV (2015):  What’s the story so far?

Apple's next Apple TV (2015): What’s the story so far?

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It's been a long time since Apple refreshed its set-top box - well over three years, in fact. And recent price drops of the existing model have led to a flood of rumours and speculation on a new version. From a dedicated game store and built-in TV tuner... >>

Next Apple TV might come with a Wii-like, motion-sensitive remote

Next Apple TV might come with a Wii-like, motion-sensitive remote

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It's been over 900 days since Apple updated Apple TV, but many reports have indicated we might finally see a completely-refreshed box unveiled during the company's event next month. And it could have a Wii-like remote. The rumour mill has already claimed... >>