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Denon has a new stylish and affordable pair of headphones; the £79 AH-C621R

Denon has a new stylish and affordable pair of headphones; the £79 AH-C621R

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Audio expert Denon has announced the latest addition to its range of high-quality in-ear headphones. The AH-C621R are designed to be compatible with an iPhone or iPad, but that shouldn't deter Android owners. Denon AH-C821 review: Big sound in a small... >>

Amazing leak shows Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus coming to Carphone Warehouse

Amazing leak shows Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus coming to Carphone Warehouse

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Samsung will finally take the wraps off the long-awaited Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus tomorrow at an event in New York. When it is shown off, we fully expect mobile networks in the UK to present their best contract deals. Samsung Galaxy S8: Release date,... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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Google has taken on Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana with its own voice assistant: Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it to Google Home... >>

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S8, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S8, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures

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This Wednesday, 29 March, Samsung will unveil its two latest flagship smartphones; the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.They will be announced on stage at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York and the world will be watching the livestream to get a glimpse... >>

6 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today

6 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today

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Google Home is more than just an internet-connected speaker with a voice assistant. It also works as a smart home hub.Google Assistant on Google Home can control smart home devices, although it's fair to say it doesn't support as many products as its... >>

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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It didn't take long for a tech company to copy Amazon Echo.Amazon's voice-activated speaker is a critical success, and so it wasn't surprising when Google introduced its own speaker called Google Home (which is now coming to the UK).Now you just have... >>

What is Google Wi-Fi and how does the mesh router work?

What is Google Wi-Fi and how does the mesh router work?

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Google introduced Google Wi-Fi in the US at the end of 2016 and now its own broadband router is coming to the UK.It's a bit different to many other routers in that it can pair with other Google Wi-Fi routers around the home to make a mesh network and... >>

Google Wi-Fi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

Google Wi-Fi router will arrive in the UK on 6 April

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Google has announced that its Wi-Fi router already available in the US, will be making its way to the UK next month. Simply called Google Wi-Fi, each base station looks like a Scandinavian-style, double-stacked hockey puck that Google described as a... >>

Google Home UK release date and price revealed

Google Home UK release date and price revealed

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Google Home, Google's home assistant and rival to the Amazon Echo, is coming to the UK from 6 April.The release date and price were unveiled at an event in London on Tuesday 28 March, where it was also revealed the British edition will offer news briefings... >>

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

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

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Google is looking to embed itself in your home, in a bid to one-up Amazon.Amazon announced its Echo speaker, complete with its voice-controlled personal assistant called Alexa, back in 2014. Google followed with Home in 2016 - its hands-free smart speaker... >>

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

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Ikea just introduced a "Smart Lighting" collection.The range, which will arrive in UK stores in April, includes energy-efficient LED bulbs, as well as lighting panels and doors. These different products can be managed remotely via an app, called Tradfri,... >>

Is the co-founder of Android about to announce this new smartphone?

Is the co-founder of Android about to announce this new smartphone?

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Andy Rubin - a former Google executive who once oversaw the development of Android - just teased an unknown device.Here's the situation: Rubin, who left Google in 2014 after nine years, announced in January that he was starting a new company, called Essential,... >>

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

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Destiny is officially getting a sequel.Developer Bungie and publisher Activision have announced a sequel to Destiny via Destiny’s official Twitter account. The tweet showed an image of the sequel’s logo - with a numeral two in Helvetica behind the... >>

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

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Apple has released the iOS 10.3 software update for iPhone and iPad, and it introduced a new feature called Find My AirPods.Find My AirPods makes it easier to keep track of the Apple AirPods wireless earphones. It works with AirPods that are connected... >>

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

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Apple has brought its Night Shift mode - which first debuted on iOS devices with iOS 9.3 - to the Mac.With the release of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, anyone who owns a Mac running Sierra can now cut down on the amount of blue light they're exposed to during... >>

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

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WWDC 2017 is now official. It will be held, as always, in June.Each year, Apple puts on a conference in California to showcase new software, software updates, and technologies that developers can leverage in order to make their apps more innovative and... >>

Apple rolls out Find My AirPods to iOS devices, Night Shift to Macs

Apple rolls out Find My AirPods to iOS devices, Night Shift to Macs

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Apple is releasing software updates with two much-requested features.The first update, iOS 10.3, is for iPhone and iPad. It's the third major update to the iOS 10 operating system since it released in September. Apple has been testing iOS 10.3 since... >>

Best movies to look forward to in 2017: Here are all the top film trailers

Best movies to look forward to in 2017: Here are all the top film trailers

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We're finally into spring and soon it'll be Easter. That means the big blockbuster season is almost upon us. Then, of course, a massive summer and a holiday break with an all-new Star Wars film.There are also returns for some much-loved comic book characters... >>

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

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Sony PS4 Pro owners will gain the ability to playback 4K video stored on a USB drive or over a home network, thanks to a software update to the Media Player on the platform.The European PlayStation Blog states that a rollout of the update begins tomorrow,... >>

Bang & Olufsen at 92: A closer look at how the luxury brand found its success

Bang & Olufsen at 92: A closer look at how the luxury brand found its success

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If someone were to ask you to name some high-end speaker brands, chances are Bang & Olufsen would feature somewhere in that list. The Danish audio firm has become synonymous with luxury audio products that may cost a fair few quid, but deliver something... >>

Quake Champions explained: Everything you should know about the return of the eSports king

Quake Champions explained: Everything you should know about the return of the eSports king

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Without Quake, it's debatable whether the eSports scene as we know it would ever have existed. The seminal 1996 first-person shooter introduced multiplayer action - over a LAN in those days - to the genre, and the rest is history. It was Quake that introduced... >>

Samsung commits to recycle all 4.3 million defunct Galaxy Note 7s

Samsung commits to recycle all 4.3 million defunct Galaxy Note 7s

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Samsung has today announced that it has listened to campaigns and protests urging it to recycle all 4.3 million ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 devices produced and recalled worldwide. Samsung Galaxy Note is dead, bereft of life, it has ceased to be...it is... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The phones to look forward to in 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The phones to look forward to in 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... >>

Samsung's future smartwatch could have world's first rotary dial flexible display

Samsung's future smartwatch could have world's first rotary dial flexible display

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Samsung has filed a patent for a smartwatch with a second, flexible display on the rotary dial going around the outer edge. It would be the first display of its kind to be fitted to a watch, but since it is just a patent for now, we have to take the likelihood... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Samsung will announce the successors to its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones in the next few days in the form of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. At least that's what the rumours suggest they will be called.This feature rounds up all the leaks relating... >>