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Apple Watch Series 3: What's the story so far?

Apple Watch Series 3: What's the story so far?

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Rumours surrounding Apple's next iPhones are in full swing and have been for some time, but we're now starting to hear chatter about what would be the company's third generation of smartwatch.There are by no means as many leaks surrounding the next Apple... >>

Best bags for tech: Carry your laptops and tablets in style

Best bags for tech: Carry your laptops and tablets in style

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It feels like the summer holidays have just begun, but we're now comfortably into the final few weeks, which means it's time to shop for a new bag for your everyday carry. Even if you're not in school or university, chances are, you'll need a bag for... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 design shown in leaked dummy unit pics

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 design shown in leaked dummy unit pics

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Want to know what the Galaxy Note 8 really looks like?Samsung will unveil the phone in New York next week, but thanks to a new leak that appears to show a dummy unit, we already know what to expect in terms of design. The phone pictured looks exactly... >>

Nokia 8 vs HTC U 11: What's the difference?

Nokia 8 vs HTC U 11: What's the difference?

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Nokia announced its 2017 flagship smartphone at an event in August in the form of the Nokia 8. It joins the company's portfolio of three Android devices that were introduced at the beginning of the year, but it brings more advanced hardware and a couple... >>

When is Android O coming to my phone?

When is Android O coming to my phone?

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Google releases a new version of Android each year. For 2017, that's Android O, which doesn't yet have an official tasty treat-themed name, although Google has been trolling beta testers with an octopus. Always the comedian, Goog.Like last year's Nougat... >>

Amazon Alexa comes to EE TV for voice-controlled channel hopping

Amazon Alexa comes to EE TV for voice-controlled channel hopping

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If you own an EE TV set-top box, you can now ask Alexa for information on what programmes are on, and even set recordings. The integration of Alexa marks the first time it has been done on a set-top box in the UK. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what... >>

Xbox One X pre-order: How, where and when to pre-order

Xbox One X pre-order: How, where and when to pre-order

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There's a new Xbox in town and it's the most powerful console ever made. The new Xbox One X will be available from 7 November, but to ensure you get yours from day one, you should think about pre-ordering. The Xbox One X has powerful hardware, offering... >>

Gamescom 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest videogames show

Gamescom 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest videogames show

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Although E3 opened its doors to the public in June, Germany's Gamescom has been doing so for years. What's more, it has become something of a cosplay magnet in the last few.You're just as likely to bump into a fan dressed as Pikachu as an industry type... >>

Apple Watch 3 should show its face alongside new iPhone lineup in September

Apple Watch 3 should show its face alongside new iPhone lineup in September

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Chinese news outlet The Economic Daily Times has said that Taiwanese-based Quanta Computing, the manufacturer of MacBooks and the Apple Watch, has ramped up production of the third-generation smartwatch in preparation for launch later this year. Apple... >>

Skype's new look comes to desktops: What's different and how to get it

Skype's new look comes to desktops: What's different and how to get it

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Remember that all-new Skype design?The new look first launched for mobile devices in June, but now, Microsoft is testing similar changes for the desktop side of Skype. It's not yet complete though, and Microsoft is looking for your feedback. The desktop... >>

Twitter is live-streaming the 2017 solar eclipse so anyone can see it

Twitter is live-streaming the 2017 solar eclipse so anyone can see it

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Twitter wants everyone to catch a glimpse of next week's solar eclipse.On 21 August, which is a Monday, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire contiguous US (it'll also be visible in other countries, but only as a partial solar eclipse).... >>

Asus' new ZenFone 4 series is official, with five smartphones total

Asus' new ZenFone 4 series is official, with five smartphones total

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Asus has announced several new ZenFone 4 smartphones.Last week, Asus accidentally publishing listings for several ZenFone-branded smartphones, revealing specs and everything you could want to know, but now, those listings have officially gone live. Asus... >>

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

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Andy Rubin, one of the original creators of Android, is back with a bang. The Essential Phone looks to give you as much as possible from a device without bogging you down with technology that gets in the way.It's minimalist, durable and has an amazing... >>

Essential Phone (PH-1) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Essential Phone (PH-1) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

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The Essential Phone, or PH-1, is the latest in the line up of Android smartphones. It comes from one of the original creators of the Android platform, Andy Rubin, and it has been designed with minimalism and durability in mind. It has an edge-to-edge... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: What's the story so far?

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: What's the story so far?

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Sony's most recent flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, is all about specs and power. Not a huge amount changed in terms of design, aside from a few adjustments here and there, but it ticks almost all the boxes on the numbers sheet.That of course means... >>

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

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Essential, the company set up by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has unveiled the Essential Phone.This Android-powered smartphone is going after the major flagships. It has a high-end price tag with top-of-the-line specs and features, such as an edge-to-edge... >>

Essential Phone is finally available to buy - place your order now

Essential Phone is finally available to buy - place your order now

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Essential Phone is finally here.Three months after announcing its first flagship phone, Essential has announced you can finally buy it. In a blog announcement, the startup confirmed you can order it now through Essential.com, Sprint, and Best Buy.... >>

PlayStation 4 system software 5.0 details revealed, 1080p 60fps Twitch and more

PlayStation 4 system software 5.0 details revealed, 1080p 60fps Twitch and more

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Sony has announced the new features system software 5.0 to PlayStation 4, with better family management and 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming being highlights.The features listed are part of the beta test version of the software, which selected testers are... >>

Best indoor smart home cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best indoor smart home cameras: See inside your home anytime

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A smart home consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smart home cool team - the camera.Smart home cameras will not... >>

Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far?

Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far?

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Like Samsung and LG, Huawei also releases more than one flagship smartphone a year. Samsung's comes in the form of the Note series, LG's in the form of the V series and Huawei's in the form of the Mate series.The Mate 10 is therefore the next device... >>

LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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LG was one of the first to announce a flagship smartphone in 2017 with the G6. It's a fantastic phone but no smartphone ever has the limelight for long. No sooner does one launch, than its competition announces a rival and all of a sudden, what was brand... >>

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stars in own iOS game, watch our exclusive interview with the legend here

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stars in own iOS game, watch our exclusive interview with the legend here

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Footballing legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the central character of a new iOS game, Zlatan Legends, and we got the chance to talk with him on camera to find out more.Set in space and focused on a new, futuristic sport, Zlatan Legends is free-to-play and... >>

This is the LG V30, and it looks stunning

This is the LG V30, and it looks stunning

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Just two weeks before its official unveiling, an image of the LG V30 has leaked online via reliable tipster Evan Blass. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know The image, posted to his Twitter account, shows the V30 from all sides... >>

Huawei sends out 16 October event invite, likely for Mate 10 phone

Huawei sends out 16 October event invite, likely for Mate 10 phone

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Essential Phone, Apple’s iPhone 8, the Galaxy Note 8, and other flagships are all coming soon. And, apparently, a new Huawei phone.Autumn is always a busy time for smartphones, so it’s no surprise to see that Huawei has sent out invites for a media... >>

Most popular pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Most popular pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

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Millions of photos are uploaded to social media sites every single day. Whether it be pics of your holiday, a newborn baby or a night out with mates, our insatiable desire to share what we get up to is stronger than ever.It's the same with celebrities.... >>

Nokia 8 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

Nokia 8 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

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Nokia announced three Android devices at Mobile World Congress at the beginning of the year as it began its fight back into smartphones. Since then, it has now launched a fourth model, looking to sit at the top of its portfolio, whilst taking on the... >>

Google Home calling: How does it work and where is it available?

Google Home calling: How does it work and where is it available?

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Google just made Google Home a more compelling rival to Echo.Earlier this year, Amazon launched an Alexa calling service, giving Echo users the ability to phone other Echo users and users of the Alexa app. And if you have the new Echo Show, you can even... >>

Nokia 8 aims to be amongst the first to offer Android O

Nokia 8 aims to be amongst the first to offer Android O

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The Nokia 8 has just been announced, with HMD Global unveiling the flagship Android smartphone that many have been waiting for. It offers flagship specs, with a 5.3-inch Quad HD display and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 hardware, meaning it should... >>

Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

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Nokia has announced a fourth Android smartphone to its 2017 portfolio. The company, which is now under the brand HMD Global, announced the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in March but the true flagship contender comes in the form of the Nokia 8.How does the... >>

Nokia 8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know for Nokia's flagship

Nokia 8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know for Nokia's flagship

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Nokia has announced the phone that fans have been waiting for, the Nokia 8, its flagship offering in its return to the world of smartphones.Nokia previously announced three Android handsets at Mobile World Congress 2017, alongside the new Nokia 3310,... >>

Nokia 8 official: Flagship power meets dual camera skills

Nokia 8 official: Flagship power meets dual camera skills

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HMD Global, the guardian of the Nokia smartphone brand, has announced the Nokia 8, revealing the flagship smartphone that fans have been waiting all year for.The Nokia 8 will take the fight to the likes of the OnePlus 5, HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8,... >>

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... >>

Apple OLED TV standalone display pops up in blurry leaked images

Apple OLED TV standalone display pops up in blurry leaked images

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Apple has been rumoured to be working on a TV set for many years.It's such an old story at this point, you can't help but roll your eyes at the thought of another analyst claiming Apple is once again readying a standalone display. But analyst talk is... >>

These amazing images show us the Sony Xperia XZ1, and reveal its specs

These amazing images show us the Sony Xperia XZ1, and reveal its specs

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Some images purporting to be the rear panel of the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ1 have appeared on Chinese site Weibo. The rear panels are distinctly different from the Xperia shells we saw leaked last week, which now transpire to be from the XZ1 Compact.... >>

IFA 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest consumer electronics show

IFA 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest consumer electronics show

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IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, now holds one of the most significant spots on the calendar for international launches and product showcases.The show started in 1924 as a radio show and now, hosted in Messe Berlin, it's one of the world's largest... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was a fantastic phone, until the battery issues destroyed its reputation and left it with a legacy of being the only phone to be singled out before boarding a flight.We expected the Note family to die with the Note 7, but there's... >>

Huawei Mate 10 looks stunning in this leaked render

Huawei Mate 10 looks stunning in this leaked render

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Huawei has always produced phones that comfortably rival the flagships from Apple, Samsung, LG and Sony. The Mate 10 looks set to be no different if this leaked render on Chinese site Weibo is anything to go by. Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far?... >>

Incredible Samsung Galaxy Note 8 press pic leak shows phone in "Deep Sea Blue"

Incredible Samsung Galaxy Note 8 press pic leak shows phone in "Deep Sea Blue"

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be revealed in full in New York on 23 August but here it is in all its glory.A press render has been posted on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) and, considering his track record, it's nigh-on certain to be genuine.It... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution.Big technology and car companies tare all too... >>

Google Pixel 2 to be made by HTC, will borrow the U11's squeezable sides

Google Pixel 2 to be made by HTC, will borrow the U11's squeezable sides

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It has been rumoured for some time that the two new Pixel devices will be made by different manufacturers. The smaller Pixel was thought to be made by HTC and that has now been confirmed after it has appeared on the US FCC. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL... >>

UE Boom 2 and Megaboom speakers are now portable Alexa devices

UE Boom 2 and Megaboom speakers are now portable Alexa devices

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Ultimate Ears has added support for Amazon’s Alexa assistant.UE has become more of a household name since its inception by then-Logitech (now just Logi), since releasing a variety of Bluetooth speakers to the market. The first UE Boom, released back... >>

Facebook: Here's how to make GIFs using the app's built-in camera

Facebook: Here's how to make GIFs using the app's built-in camera

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Facebook's mobile app offers a new feature: GIF-making.The social network has updated the Facebook app's camera with the option to make a short GIF, or rather "two-second looping videos", which you can then share in a Facebook Story or on your profile.... >>

Google Allo for web finally goes live: How to set it up and get started

Google Allo for web finally goes live: How to set it up and get started

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Google Allo can now be accessed through your web browser.Google first teased that Allo, its messenger app with built-in Google Assistant, would come to the desktop last February. Many expected the company to launch the web version at Google I/O in May,... >>

What is Amazon Instant Pickup, who can use it, and how does it work?

What is Amazon Instant Pickup, who can use it, and how does it work?

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Another day, another Amazon service.The online retailer has launched something called Instant Pickup. Immediately, the media has begun spinning this as Amazon's latest push into physical retail outlets, as it allows you to instantly pick up “daily essential”... >>

30 Incredible concept cars from the 1950's and beyond

30 Incredible concept cars from the 1950's and beyond

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Concept cars are nothing new, for decades car manufacturers have been pushing the boundaries of design and creating incredible cars way beyond their time. Usually, these cars are created to gauge public interest at the big motor-shows before production... >>

Best budget smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy for under £200

Best budget smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy for under £200

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The budget smartphone market has really come into its own over the last couple of years, with numerous devices appearing with price tags under £200 and an aim to offer you a good enough smartphone experience that you don't need to splash half a grand... >>

Wiser smart heating makes it easy to control your central heating room-by-room

Wiser smart heating makes it easy to control your central heating room-by-room

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Wiser is a completely new brand from British heating company Drayton, which itself is part of Schneider Electric. The new Wiser system has been designed to make controlling the radiators in your home easy, with the overall goal to save you money. Best... >>

Game of Thrones Sky Q Remote covers in pictures: Declare your love for Westeros

Game of Thrones Sky Q Remote covers in pictures: Declare your love for Westeros

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We only have two feature-length episodes left in season 7 of Game of Thrones but anyone who has seen any of the previous five will know we're in for a treat. And what better way to settle down and watch the next two week's shenanigans than with limited... >>

Which is the best 2017 budget smartphone under £400?

Which is the best 2017 budget smartphone under £400?

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Choosing a new smartphone isn't as simple as it used to be. They may not come in more than one shape, but they do come in lots of different sizes, with plenty different features and most importantly, at plenty of different price points.There are numerous... >>

Qualcomm reveals its next-generation camera modules and depth-sensing image tech

Qualcomm reveals its next-generation camera modules and depth-sensing image tech

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Qualcomm has revealed details about its camera processing technology and some new camera modules, for smartphones and VR headsets, that will arrive alongside the next flagship Snapdragon processor platform for Android smartphones. LG and Qualcomm are... >>