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Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

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Mobile World Congress is the launch pad for many flagship smartphones, and this year is no different.We've see hot releases from the likes of LG, Huawei, Samsung and Sony Mobile, as well as champion manufacturers of yesteryear such as Nokia and BlackBerry.And... >>

Oppo's new 5x dual-camera uses periscope technology to offer lossless zoom

Oppo's new 5x dual-camera uses periscope technology to offer lossless zoom

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Oppo teased a new smartphone technology in an official media invite for its press conference at Mobile World Congress. The invite referenced something called '5x', which we now know refers to a 5x dual-camera zoom. Mobile World Congress 2017: Nokia, LG,... >>

HTC Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap will soon be available for £100 a piece

HTC Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap will soon be available for £100 a piece

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HTC announced a couple of new peripherals for its Vive virtual reality headset at the beginning of the year: the Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap. Both were developed to provide an even more immersive experience on top of what the Vive headset can offer... >>

Twin Peaks (2017): The Return, how, when, and where to watch it

Twin Peaks (2017): The Return, how, when, and where to watch it

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If you're a fan of Twin Peaks, you will already be frothing with excitement that the series is returning after a 26-year absence from our TV screens. But did you know when?Here is our round-up of Twin Peaks: The Return, including when and where you can... >>

SanDisk will now let you upgrade your iOS device with 256GB of storage

SanDisk will now let you upgrade your iOS device with 256GB of storage

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Mobile storage expert SanDisk has introduced two new storage options to its current range of flash drives for iOS devices at Mobile World Congress. The iXpand Flash Drive and Connect Wireless Stick can both seamlessly increase the storage of your iPhone... >>

Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

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Motorola announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress 2017, bringing the next generation of its budget smartphones to the market.The two devices feature very similar designs, aside from a few differences here and there, but they are a big... >>

Mobile World Congress 2017: Nokia, LG, Samsung, Huawei, Sony smartphones and more

Mobile World Congress 2017: Nokia, LG, Samsung, Huawei, Sony smartphones and more

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Mobile World Congress 2017 is fully under way in Barcelona and we've seen a whole stack of new smartphones, tablets and other devices launched.Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, Nokia and other mobile manufacturers have announced gadgets for the coming months... >>

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Nokia is back. The brand is being used on phones again after Microsoft retired it on its own devices a couple of years ago.Finnish manufacturer HMD Global is releasing new Nokia handsets, this time loaded with Android, and we're extremely happy to see... >>

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Huawei has been pushing up the smartphone ranks in recent years. Its more recent devices have delivered premium build quality and great spec for a lower price than many competitors, making them a serious consideration.With the bigger-scale Mate 9 launch... >>

30 famous Photoshopped and doctored images from across the ages

30 famous Photoshopped and doctored images from across the ages

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Photoshop is the modern go-to tool for editing and altering images, but changing photographs to put a different spin on them is far from a new trend.There are plenty of instances where photo manipulation techniques have been misused - to even change history... >>

Nokia 6 Android phone: Specs, release date and everything you need to know

Nokia 6 Android phone: Specs, release date and everything you need to know

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Nokia has announced its return to the global smartphone stage with the launch of the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, a trio of Android smartphones designed to attack the affordable segment of the market.The Nokia 6 first launched in China as a JD.com exclusive... >>

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Xperia Z5 Premium: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Xperia Z5 Premium: What's the difference?

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Sony announced four smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, one of which is the Xperia XZ Premium, which is the company latest and greatest device with an all new camera and 4K HDR display.It succeeds the Xperia Z5 Premium, which launched... >>

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

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Sony's Xperia portfolio of smartphones is plentiful to say the least. There are numerous options available, from budget devices to mid-range, all the way up to super flagship, making working out the right one for you pretty tough. Adding to the confusion,... >>

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Sony Mobile has a tendency to launch a new smartphone every six months and it seems it has no intention of slowing down with four more announced at MWC 2017.No sooner has the Xperia XZ arrived on shelves, than the next Sony flagship, or flagships, have... >>

Sony Xperia Touch: The €1499 protector that puts Android on your kitchen table

Sony Xperia Touch: The €1499 protector that puts Android on your kitchen table

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Sony Mobile has announced four new Xperia smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, along with the Xperia Touch projectors price and availability.The Xperia Touch first debuted as a projector concept without a proper name at MWC 2016, alongside... >>

Sony Xperia 2017 smartphone differences: XZ Premium vs XZs vs XA1 vs XA1 Ultra

Sony Xperia 2017 smartphone differences: XZ Premium vs XZs vs XA1 vs XA1 Ultra

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There are few companies, if any, that launch as many smartphones in one year as Sony Mobile. We saw the death of the Z range and the rise of the X series at Mobile World Congress 2016, while at MWC 2017, we have the continuation of the X range with four... >>

Sony's 2017 smartphone portfolio: Hello Xperia XZ Premium, XZs, XA1 and XA1 Ultra

Sony's 2017 smartphone portfolio: Hello Xperia XZ Premium, XZs, XA1 and XA1 Ultra

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Sony Mobile has announced another four smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017, adding to its already-plentiful Xperia portfolio. The Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra join the existing line up of Xperia X, Z, M and E smartphones.... >>

Lenovo Miix 320 is an entry level, portable 2-in-1

Lenovo Miix 320 is an entry level, portable 2-in-1

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Lenovo has come out all guns blazing at Mobile World Congress, unveiling a new Tab 4 series of tablets, two new Yoga laptops and now the Miix 320 detachable laptop/tablet.In its most basic form, the Miix 320 is a tablet with an Intel Atom X5 processor,... >>

Lenovo Yoga 720 and Yoga 520 are portable powerhouses

Lenovo Yoga 720 and Yoga 520 are portable powerhouses

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Lenovo has used Mobile World Congress to launch two new Yoga convertible laptops: the Yoga 720 and 520. Both have been designed and developed in direct response to user feedback, so the company is pretty confident it's got the specs and features across... >>

Alcatel A5 LED is a fun mobile light show

Alcatel A5 LED is a fun mobile light show

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Alcatel has taken the wraps off its latest smartphone, and is attempting to offer something completely unique to the younger end of the consumer market. The Alcatel A5 LED is a refreshing change.Starting with its most notable, and most unique feature,... >>

Lenovo Tab 4 Series tablets, simple, cheap and cheerful fun for all the family

Lenovo Tab 4 Series tablets, simple, cheap and cheerful fun for all the family

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Lenovo has announced a series of tablets that are designed for the whole family and won't break the bank.The Lenovo Tab 4 Series consists of the Lenovo Tab 4 8, Tab 4 8 Plus, Tab 4 10 and Tab 4 10 Plus.The Tab 4 8 and 10 are 8-inch and 10-inch entry-level... >>

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date is 29 March

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date is 29 March

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Samsung used its Mobile World Congress 2017 press conference to tease the launch date for its forthcoming smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8.Samsung usually uses the Barcelona trade show to launch its annual update to its flagship smartphone, but in 2017,... >>

New Samsung Gear VR headset coming with dedicated controller

New Samsung Gear VR headset coming with dedicated controller

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Samsung has announced a new version of its Gear VR headset, again designed by Oculus for mobile virtual reality apps and gaming.Shown on stage at the company's Mobile World Congress press conference, the new Gear VR comes with a dedicated, wireless controller.... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung didn't use Mobile World Congress to launch its latest flagship smartphones, but that doesn't mean the South Korean tech giant has kept quiet at the show.In fact, it has done quite the opposite with the announcement of not one, but two new... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Tab S2: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Tab S2: What's the difference?

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Samsung has unveiled its next iPad-rival during Mobile World Congress 2017 on 26 February. The new tablet has leaked on numerous occasions over the last couple of months, but now all its details are official.Here is how the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 compares... >>