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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones still out in the wild will stop charging after update

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones still out in the wild will stop charging after update

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You would be forgiven for thinking that the Note 7 is a long gone handset, something that Samsung and customers would rather forget. However, it seems there are still some in circulation and, despite the recalls, incentives for return and, of course,... >>

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

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For more than a year now, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One or Xbox One S (reviewed here). Not all of your old library of games are playable, but there are well over 300 titles currently available. Xbox is also adding to this list... >>

These are the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches you'll never own

These are the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches you'll never own

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Samsung is attending Baselworld in Switzerland this year to illustrate the connection it has, as a tech manufacturer, with the watch industry. And to prove that point has created three concept timepieces based on the Gear S3 - albeit with very different... >>

Connected watches of Baselworld 2017: From hybrid to smart in all shapes and sizes

Connected watches of Baselworld 2017: From hybrid to smart in all shapes and sizes

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Baselworld is a politely divided show. On one hand you have the most exquisite watches ever made, you have heritage and tradition, craftsmanship and some very expensive results.On the other hand, you have a movement to upgrade the watch into something... >>

V-Moda Remix Bluetooth speaker has a built-in headphone amp and can cost up to $370,000

V-Moda Remix Bluetooth speaker has a built-in headphone amp and can cost up to $370,000

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V-Moda is a company known for its headphones, headphones that perform rather well under review as it turns out. So with that product category taken care of for now, the company has turned its hand to creating a Bluetooth speaker. The Remix is just that,... >>

Google Photos tips and tricks: Store and edit your photos like a pro

Google Photos tips and tricks: Store and edit your photos like a pro

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Google Photos has been around for a couple years now and is a go-to service for many people looking to store their photos and videos.Google Photos not only lets you save personal media to a virtual locker but also makes that media available across all... >>

Samsung quietly announces Gear S3 Classic watch with LTE connectivity

Samsung quietly announces Gear S3 Classic watch with LTE connectivity

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Samsung has given 4G LTE connectivity to its Gear S3 Classic.The original S3 Classic only offered Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, leaving LTE just for the S3 Frontier model. Samsung hasn't announced pricing or a release date, but it did confirm you will be able... >>

Samsung CCP means you don't need a bank account to make contactless payments

Samsung CCP means you don't need a bank account to make contactless payments

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Samsung has announced a technology and platform that is designed to make contactless payments accessible to all. That includes people who don't or can't have a bank account or credit card.The Samsung Contactless Companion Platform (CCP) comes from the... >>

LG G6 tips and tricks: Get to grips with the long-screened flagship

LG G6 tips and tricks: Get to grips with the long-screened flagship

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As has long been the case, LG loaded its latest flagship with its own flavour of Android. That means some features and customisation options are available here that might not be available on other phones, or just work differently.  LG G6 review: The... >>

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 UK price confirmed as £450

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 UK price confirmed as £450

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Casio didn't bring the first Android Wear watch it launched - the WSD-F10 - to the UK, but we've now had it confirmed that the new version will be coming to the UK.Casio confirmed at Baselworld 2017 that the new Pro-Trek Smart WSD-F20 model will be... >>

Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch coming for Christmas 2017

Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch coming for Christmas 2017

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Like many fashion labels these days, Tory Burch is entering the smartwatch market. It is to release a hybrid device - analogue with smart features - at the end of the year.Made by the Fossil Group, the Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch is based on... >>

Here's one good reason to wait before buying Nintendo Switch

Here's one good reason to wait before buying Nintendo Switch

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We're big fans of the Nintendo Switch here at Pocket-lint. We've had great fun with 1-2 Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the last few weeks.However, we said in our review that as good as it is at playing games right now, it can only... >>

Diesel enters smartwatch market with a bang, with Diesel On oversized Android Wear 2.0 device

Diesel enters smartwatch market with a bang, with Diesel On oversized Android Wear 2.0 device

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Diesel is finally entering the smartwatch field. The fashion label has dabbled in hybrid, connected watches and trackers in recent times but will now release its own Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch in collaboration with the Fossil Group.Its first watch will... >>

Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids, adds Instagram watch faces for 2017

Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids, adds Instagram watch faces for 2017

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With the Baselworld watch trade show in Switzerland now in full swing, we fully expect plenty of Android Wear 2.0 and other connected smartwatches to be announced. Most of them will come from the Fossil Group, it seems.Fossil has its own-branded smartwatches,... >>

Super Mario Run for Android finally available on Google Play Store

Super Mario Run for Android finally available on Google Play Store

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Having started its life as an iOS exclusive, Super Mario Run is now available for Android users.Nintendo tweeted last week the app would be available on 23 March, but it actually arrived a day early.Super Mario Run became big news last year when it... >>

New Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks show phone colours, packaging, and more

New Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks show phone colours, packaging, and more

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Yes, we know everything about the Galaxy S8, but nevertheless, here's the upcoming device in black, gold, and grey.Reliable leakster Evan Blass has posted more promotional materials for Samsung's next flagship, which is set to be unveiled on 29 March.... >>

Instagram is becoming an OpenTable for hair appointments and more

Instagram is becoming an OpenTable for hair appointments and more

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Instagram doesn't want to just be a photo-sharing app anymore.The Facebook-owned app told Bloomberg it will soon let people make appointments with businesses, just like you can with other appointment-booking services like OpenTable or Yelp. You will be... >>

What is Facebook Live, how does it work, and which devices support it?

What is Facebook Live, how does it work, and which devices support it?

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In an attempt to rival Twitter-owned Periscope, Facebook lets mobile users broadcast live videos. Now, more than a year after introducing Facebook Live, all users can now go live from a computer.With this functionality, Facebook is going after desktop-aimed... >>

How to get the limited edition OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black, but be quick

How to get the limited edition OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black, but be quick

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OnePlus has introduced a Midnight Black version of its popular flagship-killing phone. This all-black finish - according to OnePlus - was chosen after testing 30 different variations. It will initially be available in a limited run of 250 models, just... >>

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

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Sky started to roll out its long-awaited voice search feature to Sky Q boxes from Wednesday 22 March, and while not everyone will have the software update yet, there are plenty trying out right now.All Sky Q boxes will have the update by the "end of spring"... >>

Virgin Media now offers 100Mbps fibre broadband as standard, 300Mbps upgrade to all

Virgin Media now offers 100Mbps fibre broadband as standard, 300Mbps upgrade to all

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Virgin Media has rejigged its broadband price plans to make its up to 100Mbps service the standard option in the UK. It has also opened up its up to 300Mbps service to all customers in areas capable of getting those speeds. It was previously restricted.Its... >>

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

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The new Formula One season is almost upon us and it promises to be one of the most exciting for years.Not only do car rules changes promise closer races - amongst the top three teams anyway - the entire season is to be broadcast in 4K Ultra HD. It will... >>

You can now use Amazon Alexa on Huawei Mate 9: Here's how it works

You can now use Amazon Alexa on Huawei Mate 9: Here's how it works

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Remember when Huawei said it would bring Amazon Alexa to the Mate 9 phone? Well, today is the day.At CES 2017 in January, the Chinese first manufacturer announced that an over-the-air update would deliver a "Huawei Alexa app" to Mate 9 customers in the... >>

Which iPad is best for you? iPad mini 2 vs iPad mini 4 vs iPad Air 2 vs new iPad 9.7 vs iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9

Which iPad is best for you? iPad mini 2 vs iPad mini 4 vs iPad Air 2 vs new iPad 9.7 vs iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9

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The first iPad was announced several years ago and tablets have become much more popular since. There may not be as much choice as smartphones when it comes to tablets, but there are still a number of decisions to be made if you're in the market for one.If... >>

The Samsung DeX will turn the Galaxy S8 into a PC

The Samsung DeX will turn the Galaxy S8 into a PC

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Real-life photos of the Desktop Experience Station for the Samsung Galaxy S8 have leaked online via Winfuture.de, less than a week until the company's latest flagship officially launches. Samsung Galaxy S8: Release date, rumours and everything you need... >>