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Google Home tips and tricks

Google Home tips and tricks

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Google Home isn't just a speaker with built-in Google Search.With it, you can control your smart home devices, cue up a movie on your TV, replace your desktop speakers, and more. To get the most out of your Goole Home, you really need to do a deep-dive... >>

LG G6 might come with Google Assistant (and maybe even Alexa)

LG G6 might come with Google Assistant (and maybe even Alexa)

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LG's next flagship might be getting coveted feature: Google Assistant.Oh, and maybe Amazon Alexa.Currently, the only phones with Google Assistant are the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. If LG were add Assistant to the upcoming LG G6, it would make LG the first... >>

Sonos is planning a new speaker with built-in Alexa voice control

Sonos is planning a new speaker with built-in Alexa voice control

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Sonos plans to one day launch a speaker you can control with your voice via Amazon Alexa (and maybe even Google Assistant).It seems like every company is making an Amazon Echo-like speaker, but Sonos isn't your average company. It makes premium speakers... >>

LG G6: What's the story so far?

LG G6: What's the story so far?

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LG's next flagship smartphone will probably be called the G6, and it will probably appear in the next few weeks.Rumours have been appearing speculating about what features the successor of last year's modular smartphone will offer, as well as what features... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 edge: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 edge: What's the story so far?

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Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in March 2016 and the two devices received huge amounts of praise for their design, powerful specs and great cameras. No smartphone is perfect though. There will always be a few specs in the rumours that never... >>

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2017

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2017

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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.In 2016, we saw Apple launch its second-generation smartwatch, Asus and Samsung their third and... >>

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

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Fitbit brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much, or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format. It delivers the data but it does so in a simple and user-friendly way so you aren't swamped with too... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content having launched throughout 2016, with many more expected for 2017.The idea of VR isn't new. It's been circulating in the tech space for a number of years, but recently,... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL tips and tricks: Getting to grips with Google's phone

Google Pixel and Pixel XL tips and tricks: Getting to grips with Google's phone

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With the Pixel and the Pixel XL, Google has taken a step away from the Nexus programme. While it's still committed to delivering updates to the previous pure Android devices, and while Android Nougat will have many similar features on the Pixel, there... >>

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

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Those hoping to use their new Nintendo Switch consoles to watch streamed and downloaded TV shows and movies need think again. The new machine will not feature video apps, such as Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer, at least at launch.Instead, Nintendo... >>

Google Pixel 2: What do we want to see?

Google Pixel 2: What do we want to see?

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With a new year on us, we're about to head into a cycle where all the phones of the year get updated - Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony and Huawei are expected to launch new flagship devices soon, with some coming as soon as Mobile World Congress.Nokia too will... >>

What's the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

What's the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

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You've probably heard about Snapchat. It's the popular mobile app that allows you to send videos and pictures, both of which will self destruct after a few seconds of a person viewing them.Snapchat is also a fun messaging app. You can capture a photo... >>

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50

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It's not Black Friday, it's not Cyber Monday, it's not even as if Christmas was that recent anymore yet still Amazon is having a sale of sorts.For today only, Friday 20 January, the online retailer is offering £10 off orders placed for over £50.So... >>

Zelda marks the death of Nintendo Wii U, confirmed

Zelda marks the death of Nintendo Wii U, confirmed

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Nintendo has confirmed that after The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is released, the Nintendo Wii U will be effectively dead. There will be no more first-party development for the console.It's all Switch or nothing for future Nintendo games.Speaking... >>

Tag Heuer Connected was a success, new Tag smartwatch arrives in May with NFC and GPS

Tag Heuer Connected was a success, new Tag smartwatch arrives in May with NFC and GPS

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Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver has said in an interview with German publication Neue Zürcher Zeitung that the company's Connected smartwatch was a lot more successful than expected. Tag Heuer thought it would only sell around 20,000 units but it in... >>

Brace yourself - ginger emoji are in the works

Brace yourself - ginger emoji are in the works

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Equality is a beautiful thing.According to a report by Emojipedia, Unicode Technical Committee members, which collectively and officially decide which type of emoji we get, will meet at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino in late January to consider new... >>

LG's Music Flow speakers will soon be Google Home speakers

LG's Music Flow speakers will soon be Google Home speakers

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Forget about Alexa. Google's Assistant is going to be everywhere soon.With Amazon's Alexa appearing in every other gadget these days, it's no surprise to see Google is allowing third-party device makers to integrate its Google Home assistant into their... >>

Tesla cars may be even safer now due to Autopilot, US probe finds

Tesla cars may be even safer now due to Autopilot, US probe finds

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Tesla's got to be gloating right now.The electric automaker's crash rate has fallen ever since it launched its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Thursday that it's finished a preliminary... >>

LinkedIn has an all-new look for the first time in years

LinkedIn has an all-new look for the first time in years

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People use LinkedIn, right?The Microsoft-owned company must be exploring ways to spice things up, because it refreshed its entire professional networking site on Thursday. It has an all-new look that simplifies everything and appears to make it much easier... >>

This app just made homework obsolete

This app just made homework obsolete

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Kids these days got it so easy.Don't believe us? Check out Socratic. It lets you cheat on your homework. As in, it lets you take a pic of any problem, including math problems, whether it's an equation or a written question, and it'll not only show you... >>

All the Nintendo Switch games: Launch titles and every game for 2017 revealed

All the Nintendo Switch games: Launch titles and every game for 2017 revealed

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Nintendo has officially unveiled its new games console, the Switch.The Nintendo Switch comprises a tablet-style device and docking station, so you can play the same games on your TV at home and when out and about. You slide the unit out of the dock, attach... >>

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, Robot Wars and football hooliganism, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined consoles coming based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... >>

When is Android 7.1.1 Nougat coming to my phone?

When is Android 7.1.1 Nougat coming to my phone?

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Every year a major update to Android is released. This year's update is called Android Nougat, following the theme of dessert-inspired names.Unlike previous updates, Nougat was first released to developers with a public preview beta programme, meaning... >>

Best PS4 games to look forward to in 2017: The Last of Us 2, Red Dead Redemption 2 and more

Best PS4 games to look forward to in 2017: The Last of Us 2, Red Dead Redemption 2 and more

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 Hopefully, you're now the proud owner of a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro, or are still considering whether to make the investment or not. Either way, you'll find our list of tantalising gaming treats enough to have you excited for the months ahead.There... >>

Super Mario Run for Android confirmed for March, pre-registration open

Super Mario Run for Android confirmed for March, pre-registration open

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Having spent the last two weeks as an iOS exclusive, Super Mario Run is soon to launch on Android. Nintendo has tweeted (in Japanese) that it will be available on the platform from March. An exact day is still yet to be revealed.The pre-registration... >>