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HTC again confirms squeezy sides on HTC U with official teaser, see it here

HTC again confirms squeezy sides on HTC U with official teaser, see it here

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HTC will unveil its new flagship Android smartphone on Tuesday 16 May but has already confirmed its name and one of the handset's long-rumoured new features: squeezable sides.The company has posted an official teaser video for the phone, entitled "HTC... >>

Best Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases: Protect your new Samsung smartphone

Best Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases: Protect your new Samsung smartphone

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offer stunning designs, huge displays and plenty of power. They come with IP68 waterproofing, super slim bezels, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and 18.5:9 ratio curved screens.As with all smartphones though, they won't... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks: An expert's guide

Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks: An expert's guide

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are Samsung's most ambitious phones yet. While the switch to a 18.5:9 aspect display is likely to be the thing that draws you in, with its luscious infinity curves, there's a whole lot packed into the phone that... >>

Best GPS running watch: The best sports watches to buy today

Best GPS running watch: The best sports watches to buy today

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While the whole world is now discovering the benefits of a connected watch, for runners, this is home ground. While connected watches have come on leaps and bounds, the needs of runners haven't changed hugely over the past 20 years that running watches... >>

Nintendo 2DS XL gives you massive screens to play on but none of that 3D nonsense

Nintendo 2DS XL gives you massive screens to play on but none of that 3D nonsense

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Nintendo is fully on the comeback path. Not only is the Nintendo Switch going great guns, breaking all manner of launch sales records, it is breathing new life into the DS range with an all-new handheld.The Nintendo 2DS XL expands upon the success of... >>

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

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You might have noticed a strange hashtag at the trending charts on Twitter today, at least in the UK. "#EdBallsDay" is riding strong with tens of thousands of tweets expected today alone.But what is Ed Balls Day and why are so many posting funny comments... >>

Apple's already been spotted testing its self-driving Lexus - see it here

Apple's already been spotted testing its self-driving Lexus - see it here

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Well that didn't take long.Apple received a permit in California earlier this month so it could start testing Lexus cars with self-driving technology, and already, Apple has been spotted driving around the Silicon Valley area. Bloomberg News posted footage... >>

What is Amazon Echo Look and how does it work?

What is Amazon Echo Look and how does it work?

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Echo Look is the newest addition to Amazon's line of Echo-branded devices, which include the original Echo, Amazon Tap, and Echo Dot.Each Echo device has a different form factor and is best suited to a specific environment - whether you're at home and... >>

Acer's all-new Aspire laptop line is affordable and suits everyday needs

Acer's all-new Aspire laptop line is affordable and suits everyday needs

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Acer has unveiled its refreshed Aspire notebook line while at a press event in New York.These are Windows 10 laptops called Aspire 1, Aspire 3, Aspire 5, and Aspire 7, the latter of which (pictured above) is at the top of the line. It features up to... >>

Acer debuts new 2-in-1s in Switch 3 and 5, and all-new Swift notebooks

Acer debuts new 2-in-1s in Switch 3 and 5, and all-new Swift notebooks

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At a press event in New York City, Acer took the wraps off its latest portable computing solutions. There's the new Switch 3 and Switch 5 2-in-1 crossovers, and the more traditional, run of the mill Swift 1 and Swift 3 notebooks. Acer Switch 5 and Switch... >>

Acer Predator Triton 700 is an ultrathin gaming laptop beast

Acer Predator Triton 700 is an ultrathin gaming laptop beast

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Gaming laptops have been growing in popularity at a healthy rate in the last couple of years and Acer's Predator range has been a major driver.Not one to rest on its laurels though, the company has announced a flagship machine that is a beast under the... >>

Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139

Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139

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Acer has announced a smart fitness watch that is packed with tracking sensors yet looks more like a standard wristwatch.The Acer Leap Ware has a circular 1.6-inch screen covered in Corning Gorilla Glass SR+. It is also IPX7 water resistant, which will... >>

Apple finalising plans for Amazon Echo-like device to control your home through Siri

Apple finalising plans for Amazon Echo-like device to control your home through Siri

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Apple has long thought to be working on a product to rival Amazon Alexa and the Echo speaker. Now it is reported that any such designs are in the final stages.According to Sonny Dickson, who has hit the nail on the head many times in the past when it... >>

Video referees will be used at 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals

Video referees will be used at 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will be the first tournament to use video assistant referees, to make instant judgements on borderline calls.FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed that video refs will be used at the event after receiving excellent... >>

Forza Horizon 3 update adds crazy Hot Wheels tracks to muck around on

Forza Horizon 3 update adds crazy Hot Wheels tracks to muck around on

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There have been plenty of great downloadable content for the Forza games over the years but few have us as excited in Pocket-lint Towers as the latest.As of 9 May, Forza Horizon 3 will be getting a major, game-changing expansion. It adds a new location,... >>

When QLED meets Galaxy S8: A guide to Smart View, Samsung Connect and controlling your Samsung TV with your phone

When QLED meets Galaxy S8: A guide to Smart View, Samsung Connect and controlling your Samsung TV with your phone

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Modern TVs are hyper-connected, with the likes of Samsung packing a whole range of functionality into its smart TVs. For many, the relationship with the TV is all about the remote control and the TV's native apps, but there's a whole world of interaction... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

BlackBerry KeyOne: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

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Almost as soon as the BlackBerry Priv - the company's first Android phone - launched in 2015, there were rumours circulating about another Android-powered smartphone. At the time it was codenamed Vienna, which made complete sense following on from the... >>

More Nintendo Switch consoles sold in first month than Wii U managed in a whole year

More Nintendo Switch consoles sold in first month than Wii U managed in a whole year

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It has been revealed that Nintendo sold more Nintendo Switch consoles in its first month than Wii Us in its first full fiscal year.Nintendo sold 2.74 million Switch units in March 2017 alone, but only 2.72 million Wii U consoles in the 12 months from... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne now available in the UK, exclusively from Selfridges

BlackBerry KeyOne now available in the UK, exclusively from Selfridges

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BlackBerry, under license by TCL Communications, has launched its latest Android-powered flagship smartphone, the KeyOne, in the UK. It's currently available to buy exclusively from Selfridges on Oxford Street, but will be available from Carphone Warehouse... >>

Curved OLED iPhone 8 confirmed by Samsung?

Curved OLED iPhone 8 confirmed by Samsung?

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Samsung released its first quarter financial results today and might have done its biggest rival a huge favour.Within a statement released by the company, it reveals that OLED panel production for mobiles is set to increase dramatically later this year,... >>

Samsung confirms another new flagship phone this year, Galaxy Note 8 anyone?

Samsung confirms another new flagship phone this year, Galaxy Note 8 anyone?

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Samsung has released its first quarter financial results, and while it's interesting that the company seems to have ridden the storm of the Note 7 debacle well, with profitability looking good, there's something far more tantalising shoehorned into its... >>

B&O Play BeoPlay P2 is a palm-sized wireless speaker you control with your hands

B&O Play BeoPlay P2 is a palm-sized wireless speaker you control with your hands

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B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle arm, has released a new portable wireless speaker. Called the BeoPlay P2, it's the company's smallest wireless speaker to date and comes with some intuitive controls to replace physical buttons. Which B&O Play speaker... >>

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look: What's the difference?

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The original Amazon Echo lineup of tiered-speaker heights reminded us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta), but now, it's added a fourth Echo device to the mix.And it has a radically different design and purpose.Amazon makes a cylindrical,... >>

DJI sends out invites for 24 May event likely for tiny new drone

DJI sends out invites for 24 May event likely for tiny new drone

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DJI has invited the media to an event in New York City.The event will take place on 24 May. Other than that, we don't know much else. The invite states "seize the moment" in all caps, and then asks journalists to join the drone-maker for a "big" (again,... >>

Lenovo's entry-level Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus revealed in spec leak

Lenovo's entry-level Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus revealed in spec leak

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Details on the new entry-level Moto E phones from Lenovo-owned Motorola have leaked out.The upcoming budget smartphones, likely called a Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus, will be Android 7.1 devices, according to the German website Winfuture.de. The smaller Moto... >>