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Pokemon Go server problems: Why does the game keep stopping?

Pokemon Go server problems: Why does the game keep stopping?

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Pokemon Go's monumental success is being blighted by server problems. It's been widely reported, right from the start, that the servers weren't quite up to the job of hosting the game, because it was so popular. But what do all these server problems mean... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Robot Wars, Kinky Britain and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Robot Wars, Kinky Britain and more

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Over the last few months we’ve suggested some cracking shows that you can catch-up with for free using Freeview Play and this week is now different. Freeview Play devices give you the ability to scroll backwards through the electronic programme guide... >>

No surprise here: Pokemon Go breaks App Store record, Apple says

No surprise here: Pokemon Go breaks App Store record, Apple says

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Pokemon Go has taken over the world, and Apple's App Store, apparently. Apple has confirmed to Polygon, The Verge, iMore, and a bunch of other places that the augmented-reality game has broken a record by being the most downloaded game in its first week... >>

Samsung fixes Galaxy S7 Active's waterproof flaw, will replace phones

Samsung fixes Galaxy S7 Active's waterproof flaw, will replace phones

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 Active is meant to be waterproof, but apparently, some units didn't get the memo. The rugged smartphone, which works exclusively on AT&T in the US, has an IP68-rating that covers both dust- and water-resistance. It is designed to... >>

You can now preorder Razer's OSVR HDK 2 virtual-reality headset

You can now preorder Razer's OSVR HDK 2 virtual-reality headset

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Gamers have another headset to choose from in the virtual reality space. VR headsets are all the rage. But there's only a handful of high-end ones available to buy right now. The first two that come to mind are the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. After that,... >>

Next Nexus (2016): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Next Nexus (2016): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Google's Nexus programme gives birth to a pure Android smartphone every year, sometimes two. The idea behind the Nexus is to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. It's given rise to some great devices... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung will be announcing its next Galaxy Note device on 2 August at an event in New York. By default, the new smartphone should be called the Note 6, but Samsung has said it will be jumping a digit in order to align the Note with its current 2016 flagships.... >>

BlackBerry Hamburg/Neon: Release date, specs and everything we know so far

BlackBerry Hamburg/Neon: Release date, specs and everything we know so far

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Blackberry is expected to launch three phones over the next year. One of them is the Argon and, by the sounds of it, this will be the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device with a powerful processor, support for the latest Quick... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

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Apple's new iPhones - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - are due to launch in the next few months, with most placing their bets on a September announcement. Rumours of the two devices, as well as a third, have been circulating around the rumour mill for... >>

A Pokemon Go smartwatch app needs to happen

A Pokemon Go smartwatch app needs to happen

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Pokemon Go has basically taken the rulebook and thrown it out of the Window. It's seen huge interest around the globe and really shaken up mobile gaming, by insisting that you leave your house. The biggest downside - apart from the demand overwhelming... >>

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

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Since last November, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One. Not all of your old library of games are playable presently, but there are more than 200 titles currently available. Xbox is also adding to this list regularly as each... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in pictures: Photos, renders and leaks galore

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in pictures: Photos, renders and leaks galore

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The Samsung Galaxy Note series has had a strong following since it first pioneered the phablet. After a period where the Note 5 skipped release in some countries, Samsung is expected to come back swinging with an international Note 7 release. With so... >>

HTC Marlin spotted in real life, teasing next Nexus specs

HTC Marlin spotted in real life, teasing next Nexus specs

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Discussion surrounding the next Nexus devices has been rife, with rumours of two HTC handsets known as Marlin and Sailfish. The first claimed real world photo of the HTC Marlin isn't going to be a huge design reveal, however, as all we can see if the... >>

BlackBerry's next flagship, Argon: What's the story so far?

BlackBerry's next flagship, Argon: What's the story so far?

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Blackberry is expected to launch three phones over the next year. One of them is the Argon, and by the sounds of it, this will be the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device with a powerful processor, support for the latest Quick... >>

Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan

Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan

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Pokemon Go's global roll-out continues, hitting something of a milestone with official confirmation that the game is available in Japan. Having launched initially in the US, Australia and New Zealand, it then spread across a lot of Europe and Canada.... >>

Pokemon Go top tips: Master the Pokemon mayhem

Pokemon Go top tips: Master the Pokemon mayhem

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The basics of Pokemon Go are simple and fun. You walk, you catch Pokemon, you collect as many as you can and you visit PokeStops to load your backpack up with goodies to help your Trainer along the way. But when it comes to mastering the game, there's... >>

Edit photos like the pros with the Ultimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle (94 per cent off)

Edit photos like the pros with the Ultimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle (94 per cent off)

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How many people do you know with framed Instagram or Snapchat photos? Likely none, and for good reason: those fad photo-filter apps don’t come anywhere near the quality and beauty of a well-edited photo using professional photo editing programs such... >>

Anonymous and unrestricted browsing for life: TigerVPN full lifetime subscription (93 per cent off)

Anonymous and unrestricted browsing for life: TigerVPN full lifetime subscription (93 per cent off)

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These days, if you’re not using a virtual private network (VPN) to secure your online activity, you’re inviting serious trouble. Hackers of all types are highly motivated to get their digital hands on your sensitive data and personal information--identity... >>

Here is Facebook's internet-beaming plane completing its first test flight

Here is Facebook's internet-beaming plane completing its first test flight

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One day soon you may access the internet via a wireless-internet-beaming plane rather than fiber optic cable. Facebook wants to blanket the world with internet using a fleet of solar-powered aircraft called Aquila, and after two years of engineering and... >>

See how Google uses machine learning to expand comic bubbles

See how Google uses machine learning to expand comic bubbles

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Google has made it a lot easier to read digital comic books on your mobile device - and it did so using machine learning. Google Play Books introduced vertical scrolling last year to help you better consume comic books, but Google obviously realised more... >>

Watch NASA's year-long timelapse of Earth from a million miles away

Watch NASA's year-long timelapse of Earth from a million miles away

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A new NASA video published to YouTube shows a full year of life on Earth from about a million miles away. Around this time last year, the US space agency also released the first image of the sunlit side of Earth. It was taken by NASA's EPIC camera aboard... >>

iOS 10 changes how you unlock iPhone - here’s how to switch it back

iOS 10 changes how you unlock iPhone - here’s how to switch it back

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This is exactly why Apple lets you test unfinished versions of iOS updates. A couple of weeks ago, iOS 10, Apple's next major update to iOS, became available as a public beta, allowing intrepid iPhone/iPad owners to sample the software and give feedback.... >>

11 reasons to upgrade your doorbell

11 reasons to upgrade your doorbell

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When was the last time you found a "we tried to deliver" card on your door mat, but you were home? With more and more of us opting to have things delivered to our home, it can be challenging to not only make sure we are are in, but that we also hear... >>

Nintendo's new console available to order, but it's not what you expected

Nintendo's new console available to order, but it's not what you expected

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Nintendo has officially revealed its next console, but it isn't the long-awaited Nintendo NX. We still have to wait for more details on that particular beast. Instead, the next console the Japanese gaming giant will be manufacturing and selling is the... >>

What to expect at IFA 2016

What to expect at IFA 2016

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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... >>