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IFA 2016: Smarthome, smartwatches and smartphones to expect

IFA 2016: Smarthome, smartwatches and smartphones to expect

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Consumer electronics trade show IFA takes place in Berlin at the beginning of September every year. It's been the platform for some major launches over the last couple of years from the first few generations of Samsung Galaxy Note devices to some of Sony's... >>

Sony Xperia XZ: Rumours, release date and everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XZ: Rumours, release date and everything you need to know

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It might come as a surprise to Sony Mobile fans, but the company's next flagship isn't going to be called the Xperia Z6. Sony announced a new range of smartphones at MWC back in March called the X Series, as well as confirming in a statement that the... >>

Xbox One S: 4K, Ultra HD Blu-ray and HDR examined in more detail

Xbox One S: 4K, Ultra HD Blu-ray and HDR examined in more detail

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We've reviewed the Xbox One S and concluded that this is a great update to the console, making it an attractive option for anyone who hasn't committed yet and wants to join the Xbox family but also as a great media device for those wanting to embrace... >>

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

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There are lots of elements to Pokemon Go. There's finding and collecting all the Pokemon, there's battling in Gyms, there's hatching eggs and visiting PokeStops. Then there's the whole world of powering up your Pokemon and raising your Trainer's XP. These... >>

Sony Xperia XZ joins the Xperia X Compact leak party

Sony Xperia XZ joins the Xperia X Compact leak party

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We've been talking about a phone called the Xperia XR for a while – thought to be the latest Sony flagship, the replacement for what might once have been called the Xperia Z6. It's been a busy few days for Sony leaks: while we've seen the specs and... >>

Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get

Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get

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Garmin has introduced a new premium version of the Fenix sportswatch. Based on the Fenix 3, the new Fenix Chronos packs in all the navigational and sporting nouse of the original, but places it in a high-quality design, at home in the wilds of the outback,... >>

Pay what you want for 9 top-rated programming courses

Pay what you want for 9 top-rated programming courses

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It’s no question, programming is still the way to go if you want high pay at the entry level. Getting started isn’t that hard either. All you need is some training with the right tools. The Pay What You Want: Programming Into the Future Bundle can... >>

Safeguard your browsing with a top-rated cybercrime-fighting duo (61 per cent off)

Safeguard your browsing with a top-rated cybercrime-fighting duo (61 per cent off)

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The web might seem harmless on the surface, but its depths are teeming with hackers and cybercriminals eager to steal your precious information. With even major companies like Blizzard and Sony being hit by attacks, investing in your own online protection... >>

Apple plans to focus on social by making a Snapchat-like video app

Apple plans to focus on social by making a Snapchat-like video app

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Apple is getting into social networking again, but this time it's not about music. Instead, it's developing a video-sharing and editing app for iPhone and iPad. According to Bloomberg, Apple wants to integrate social networking within its mobile products,... >>

WhatsApp says it's going to start giving user data to Facebook

WhatsApp says it's going to start giving user data to Facebook

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Ever since Facebook acquired the WhatsApp messaging app two years ago, users have worried about their privacy. The app's co-founder wrote a blog post at the time to alleviate their concerns, saying "respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and... >>

The 2017 iPhone might ditch the home button, have a curved display

The 2017 iPhone might ditch the home button, have a curved display

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Apple hasn't even released this year's iPhone upgrade yet, and there are already reports coming out about the 2017 model. Next year is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, and so rumour has it Apple is going all out. In fact, it's keeping this year's upgrade... >>

EE's free 6-month Apple Music subscription will save you Bacon, give you access to Britney, bitch

EE's free 6-month Apple Music subscription will save you Bacon, give you access to Britney, bitch

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EE will be offering a 6-month free subscription to Apple Music to all new and upgrading monthly customers, from 1 September. The pairing with the Apple music service is the first of its kind for a UK network, and the latest in a number of incentives offered... >>

Malibu bottles get connected with NFC, because summer

Malibu bottles get connected with NFC, because summer

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Malibu is embracing NFC to make a limited number of its rum bottles connected, meaning you'll be able to tap to interact, rather than just swigging the whole thing down.  The idea is to provide connectivity with your smartphone, so you can tap on the... >>

Sony Xperia X Compact breaks cover, and you didn't expect that

Sony Xperia X Compact breaks cover, and you didn't expect that

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There's been a lot of talk about Sony Mobile recently. After the ditching of the Z series at MWC and the launch of a new X series, the question of where the next flagship will come from has been the subject of lots of speculation. We've spent plenty of... >>

Uber will let you pre-book rides in London

Uber will let you pre-book rides in London

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Uber is adding one of the big missing features to its service in the UK: the ability to pre-book. Uber has had a rough ride since its launch in London, but the app-powered taxi service has found favour with Londoners, beating black cabs hands-down when... >>

LG V20: Specs, release date and rumours

LG V20: Specs, release date and rumours

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LG has announced it will be introducing a successor to the V10 smartphone in September. We also know that it will be called the V20. In true LG style, there have been a couple of other snippets of information revealed too, even if the exact details of... >>

Samsung Gear S2 iPhone compatibility now in beta testing

Samsung Gear S2 iPhone compatibility now in beta testing

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Samsung wants its Tizen-based wearables to be compatible with the iPhone. It expressed that desire at the beginning of 2016 at CES. At the same time, the date for iOS compatibility was suggested as mid-January. Since then, Samsung has gone rather silent... >>

When is Android 7.0 Nougat coming to my phone?

When is Android 7.0 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 the dessert-inspired name. Unlike previous updates, Nougat was first released to developers in March and as of 22 August, it will... >>

LG V20 photo leaks showing off a simple design

LG V20 photo leaks showing off a simple design

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On Wednesday we bought you pictures of the V20 from a case manufacturer, talking about the predictability of device leaks. Thursday brings us a photo of the new handset from @evleaks, proving that the LG V20 is following a typical path of exposing itself... >>

HTC confirms timeline for Android Nougat updates

HTC confirms timeline for Android Nougat updates

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With the release of Android 7.0 Nougat by Google, it's now the turn of all the manufacturers to get to work on versions of the software for their own phones. HTC has taken to Twitter to confirm that the final software has been released to them by Google,... >>

PlayStation Network adds two-factor authentication: Here’s how it works

PlayStation Network adds two-factor authentication: Here’s how it works

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If you own a PlayStation console or PSP, you can now enable two-factor authentication on your PlayStation Network account. Sony has introduced the much-requested layer of protection, saying via Twitter that users can activate it on their accounts. It... >>

PlayStation 4 Slim: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

PlayStation 4 Slim: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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This isn't about the PlayStation Neo, a console upgrade that Sony has already confirmed, but rather a second console that has leaked online and is going by the name PS4 Slim. While PS4 Neo is expected to offer 4K output and beefed-up internals, the PS4... >>

Fujifilm X-A3: Selfie-focused compact system camera ups the resolution ante

Fujifilm X-A3: Selfie-focused compact system camera ups the resolution ante

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The selfie system camera is back for round three: the Fujifilm X-A3 is the latest in the company’s line of compact system cameras, bringing a brand new 24-megapixel sensor and new design to the feature set. That puts the X-A3’s resolution a full 50... >>

Sony Xperia XR vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the rumoured difference?

Sony Xperia XR vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the rumoured difference?

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The next Sony Xperia flagship is rumoured to be making its debut at consumer electronics show IFA in the next few days. As usual, there have been several leaks surrounding what is reported to be Sony's next hero smartphone, along with a couple of names... >>

LG V20 design possibly revealed by case manufacturer

LG V20 design possibly revealed by case manufacturer

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The timeline of a device leak follows a predictable path. In the case of LG, it's no secret that the V20 is coming: there have been invites to a launch event, a few early details about the sound quality and the fact it will run Android Nougat. When it... >>