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What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for £79 or $99 a year?

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for £79 or $99 a year?

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Amazon Prime launched in 2007 in the UK and two-years earlier in the US. It's now available in multiple countries around the world and millions of members have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits.However, it can be a little confusing as to what... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 could be codenamed 'Star', entering development early

Samsung Galaxy S9 could be codenamed 'Star', entering development early

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now widely available, following a launch slightly later in the year than expected, but now we're starting to hear gossip about Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S9 scheduled for 2018.We say it's gossip and you should... >>

Nokia 3310 vs Nokia 3310: What's the difference 17 years on?

Nokia 3310 vs Nokia 3310: What's the difference 17 years on?

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The Nokia 3310 is back from the dead, 17 years later. The iconic phone that was originally launched in 2000 has now been updated. As Nokia looks to launch a new range of Android smartphones, the only phone that people are talking about is this retro wonder,... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Laptop vs Surface Book: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Laptop vs Surface Book: What's the difference?

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It's been a busy month for Microsoft. A couple weeks after announcing the new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S, it has announced the successor to the Surface Pro 4. But instead of being named Surface Pro 5, it's just called Surface Pro. So, how does it... >>

Ikea's smart lights add voice control via Alexa, Assistant, and Homekit

Ikea's smart lights add voice control via Alexa, Assistant, and Homekit

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You will soon be able to control Ikea smart lights using your voice.The Swedish retailer has revealed the Tradfri range will get voice control for owners of Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa devices. The feature is expected it to arrive by... >>

Whiteboard is Microsoft's Windows 10 app for collaborative inking

Whiteboard is Microsoft's Windows 10 app for collaborative inking

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Microsoft has unveiled a new Windows 10 app called Whiteboard.It's a "collaborative inking" app meant for Microsoft's Surface devices. Microsoft demoed the app while on stage at its Surface event in Shanghai, China on 23 May. The company explained that... >>

What is Google Jamboard, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Jamboard, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google has announced you can now pick up its new Jamboard.You probably won't need this thing unless you're a teacher or a company executive, as it's a powerful collaboration tool used to enhance meetings or presentations. It provides a 4K whiteboard... >>

New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

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Microsoft has updated its Surface Pro line, with the introduction of the new Surface Pro.The latest model, which would be the Surface Pro 5 if Microsoft had kept the numbers, packs in more power and a better battery than its Surface Pro 4 predecessor,... >>

Microsoft Surface event in Shanghai: What was launched?

Microsoft Surface event in Shanghai: What was launched?

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Microsoft held a special event in Shanghai on Tuesday 23 May, which it used to announce three Surface devices.Two of them had been previously revealed at other recent events, the Surface Laptop and Surface Studio, although it was revealed that they will... >>

Huawei MateBook family expands: Updated 2-in-1, skinny Ultrabook and 15.6-inch beast announced

Huawei MateBook family expands: Updated 2-in-1, skinny Ultrabook and 15.6-inch beast announced

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Huawei is widening its MateBook family with the launch of the MateBook D, MateBook E and the MateBook X.Let's start with the MateBook E, as this is the update for the 2016 MateBook, the company's 2-in-1 Windows tablet designed to offer an alternative... >>

New Microsoft Surface Pro confirmed, coming on 15 June from £799

New Microsoft Surface Pro confirmed, coming on 15 June from £799

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As leaked last week, Microsoft has announced a new Surface Pro during its #MicrosoftEvent in Shanghai.On stage at the Chinese press conference, Microsoft revealed that an all-new version of the Surface Pro is on its way to many markets globally, with... >>

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

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Amazon has launched Amazon Channels in the UK. It offers a way to subscribe to a large array of premium TV channels and services for a low, non-contract monthly fee.So to help you understand the new service, here's our short, handy guide on what it offers...What... >>

Would you cover your walls with Snowbonk? Paint-naming AI gets it hilariously wrong

Would you cover your walls with Snowbonk? Paint-naming AI gets it hilariously wrong

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With an infinite amount of colour hues in the visible spectrum, paint manufacturers will never go hungry. There will always be call for a new shade of violet, indigo or orange.However, while mixing a new paint colour is tricky in itself, it's far trickier... >>

These Apple Watch bands from Nike were made to match your trainers

These Apple Watch bands from Nike were made to match your trainers

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Nike has catered to Apple fans once again.The company, which has a long history of working with Apple and even recently partnered with the company to create a specific version of the Apple Watch for runners, has unveiled a new collection of Apple Watch... >>

Microsoft will likely unveil new Surface Pro Type Covers in Shanghai

Microsoft will likely unveil new Surface Pro Type Covers in Shanghai

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Microsoft is teasing new products ahead of its Surface event.The company is expected to launch a new Surface Pro device in Shanghai on 23 May, so naturally, a day before the event, Microsoft's Surface chief has taken to Instagram to publish a teaser. Panos... >>

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed, see new screenshots here

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed, see new screenshots here

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Rockstar Games has announced that the long-awaited sequel to Red Dead Redemption has been delayed.The publisher revealed via Twitter on Monday that Red Dead Redemption 2 will no longer arrive this autumn. It is now scheduled to release sometime in spring... >>

Nest might unveil new 4K indoor home security camera by end of May

Nest might unveil new 4K indoor home security camera by end of May

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Google-owned Nest will soon announce a 4K indoor home security camera, but it's not your typical 4K camera.It won't actually record in 4K, according to Android Police. Instead, it will use the 4K resolution to "power some cool zooming tricks". The sensor... >>

Is Amazon's checkout-less grocery store coming to the UK soon?

Is Amazon's checkout-less grocery store coming to the UK soon?

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Remember Amazon Go? Well, Amazon might bring it to the UK.The online retailer could soon export its experimental checkout-less grocery store to the UK, if a recent trademark registration of "No Queue. No Checkout. (No, Seriously.)" is to be taken seriously.... >>

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 be frothing with excitement that the series has returned after a 26-year absence from our TV screens.The first episode has aired in the US and UK as part of a simulcast between Sky and Showtime. If you missed it though,... >>

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem

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Ubisoft will fully reveal Far Cry 5 on Friday 26 May, but in the meantime has released several vignettes showing that the new chapter will be set in the North West of America.The series is heading to Montana and, from brief teases in the videos, looks... >>

LG X Venture rivals Galaxy S8 Active for extreme smarts

LG X Venture rivals Galaxy S8 Active for extreme smarts

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There have been several rumours about a forthcoming rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8 Active, but it seems that LG has beaten its Korean rival to the punch.The LG X Venture is a ruggedised, water and dustproof handset designed specifically... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus: Which should you choose?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus: Which should you choose?

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are finally available, bringing 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch smartphones to the flagship party. The two devices have plenty of great specs and features on offer but how do they compare? Here is the difference between the... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

HP Envy x360 loses some weight while boosting the specs

HP Envy x360 loses some weight while boosting the specs

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Along with updating and refreshing the Spectre x2 2-in-1, HP has given a similar treatment to the Envy x360 convertible, with a fully rotating hinge that lets you choose various positions to place it in.One of our biggest gripes with the previous version... >>

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: What's the story so far?

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The rumour mill loves an Apple story. It doesn't matter if it's so far fetched it will never see the light of day, or whether it is something that might actually happen, it churns them all out anyway.With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus having both launched... >>