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What are Moto Mods? Everything you need to know about the snap-on accessories for Moto Z

What are Moto Mods? Everything you need to know about the snap-on accessories for Moto Z

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The smartphone industry is always seeking the next big thing. For Motorola that's Moto Mods (or Moto Snaps in some territories): clip-on accessories that work with its Z-series of phones and transform their functionality or style.Lenovo launched the Moto... >>

Motorola Moto Z2 Force: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto Z2 Force: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The Motorola Moto Z launched in 2016 as Motorola's first crack at a modular mobile, brought in to replace the flagship X series. Now, in 2017, Motorola appears to be looking to reintroduce the X series, but the Z range remains at the top of the family... >>

Can 80 game Sega Mega Drive Mini be as popular as the SNES Classic Mini?

Can 80 game Sega Mega Drive Mini be as popular as the SNES Classic Mini?

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It's fair to say that Nintendo's decision to make smaller, reissued versions of its classic consoles was a winner. The NES Classic Mini was a huge success, selling out rapidly and becoming one of 2016's most sought-after Christmas presents.The SNES Classic... >>

Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z2 Play: What's the difference?

Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z2 Play: What's the difference?

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There will be no second-generation Moto Z2 in 2017. Instead it's a choice between the battery-heavy Z2 Play or all-powerful Z2 Force (which isn't a Verizon exclusive in the States like the original Z Droid model, hence name change).At first glance both... >>

Moto Z2 Force is the ultra-tough dual-camera modular phone you've been waiting for

Moto Z2 Force is the ultra-tough dual-camera modular phone you've been waiting for

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The Moto Z2 now comes in two flavours: the Z2 Play, which we initially reviewed back in June upon its release; and the Z2 Force, a high-end model in the series, which we saw during preview sessions behind closed doors back in May this year.As with all... >>

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

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BMW is going fully battery-electric, with a new Mini at least.It wants to build a new battery-electric Mini: a 3-door, fully electric Hatch model, which will go into production in 2019. This vehicle will increase the choice of Mini powertrains to include... >>

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box

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When Nvidia first showed the latest iteration of its Shield TV Android streaming box it claimed it would be the first such device to come with 360-degree video support for YouTube.Now that time has come and a YouTube app update is rolling out that brings... >>

The Nokia 8 flagship will launch on 16 August in London

The Nokia 8 flagship will launch on 16 August in London

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The long-awaited Nokia 8 flagship phone will launch on 16 August, after HMD Global sent out media invites for an event in London. Nokia 8: Release date, rumours and specs for Nokia's flagship Even with several leaks and rumours, we still don't know the... >>

Now you can order Domino's pizza through Amazon Echo using Alexa

Now you can order Domino's pizza through Amazon Echo using Alexa

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Domino's is the first pizza take away service to offer voice ordering using Alexa through the Amazon Echo and other supported devices.You can use a new Domino's Alexa Skill to order pizza by commanding an Echo, Echo Dot, even the latest Amazon Fire... >>

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... >>

Nokia 8: Release date, rumours and specs for Nokia's flagship

Nokia 8: Release date, rumours and specs for Nokia's flagship

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Nokia announced three Android handsets at Mobile World Congress 2017, marking the company's return to smartphones. It also announced the new Nokia 3310, a retro play that appears to be more of a marketing stunt than anything else.Missing from this line-up... >>

Deals of the day: Nokia 3310 for Under £40

Deals of the day: Nokia 3310 for Under £40

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Welcome to Pocket-lint deals of the day where we scour the internet to find you the very best deals that are available in the UK today.We will be regularly updating this page, so bookmark it and check back regularly to make sure you don't miss out on... >>

Amazon's best boys toys 2017: 11 fun kids gadgets to buy or pre-order

Amazon's best boys toys 2017: 11 fun kids gadgets to buy or pre-order

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In July each year, Amazon puts on a special event to highlight the best products people might want for Christmas and beyond. And there is always one section particularly popular: toys.The retailer shows a range of tech toys and fun gadgets that kids would... >>

TomTom may exit the wearables market following poor sales

TomTom may exit the wearables market following poor sales

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Wareable has learned that TomTom could soon exit the wearables market following poor sales of its products, and several key staff walking out the door. The company has also allegedly halted plans for a new Bandit 2 action camera, because of lack of demand.... >>

Porsche Design Huawei Watch 2 is the same great watch, with a much higher price tag

Porsche Design Huawei Watch 2 is the same great watch, with a much higher price tag

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Huawei has officially launched the Porsche Design version of the Watch 2, arriving with a new design and a new, much higher price tag. Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit First announced at Mobile World Congress back in March, the Porsche... >>

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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We're into the cycle where all the phones of the year get updated - Samsung, LG, Sony and Huawei all launched new devices at Mobile World Congress or around it. Nokia also rejoined this list and HTC has revealed its latest.Heading toward the end... >>

Nikon D850 confirmed, coming with "new technologies" on board

Nikon D850 confirmed, coming with "new technologies" on board

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Nikon has taken the bold step in announcing that a follow-up to the D810 is in the works, but with few details at present.It has confirmed that the Nikon D850 is "in development" and that it is the "next frontier in full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed... >>

LG Q8 is a pocket-friendly V20 with dual-lens camera

LG Q8 is a pocket-friendly V20 with dual-lens camera

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After a listing leaked out on the company's Italian website, LG has now officially announced the Q8 smartphone. The Q8 is the latest addition to LG's new Q family of devices, following the announcement of the LG Q6, but the Q8 enters with more of a... >>

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

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EEEK! Android O is almost ready for an official release.We know this because Google has posted the fourth developer preview beta. It includes “near-final system images” for recent Pixel and Nexus devices. That means an official Android O release... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up in new leaks with no curved screen

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up in new leaks with no curved screen

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The Galaxy Note 8 isn't the only new Samsung phone coming soon.Samsung's much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 will likely be announced on 23 August, but in the meantime, a new leak has suggested we can also expect a ruggedised version of the Galaxy S8 to... >>

Moto Z2 Force leak fully shows off the phone in hands-on images

Moto Z2 Force leak fully shows off the phone in hands-on images

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Lenovo might soon introduce a new phone, dubbed Moto Z2 Force, if new image leaks are deemed to be legit.The new phone would be a successor to last year’s Moto Z Force, a version of the Moto Z modular flagship. Keep in mind this device would be different... >>

Google Pixel 2 could be first phone to pack Snapdragon 836 SoC

Google Pixel 2 could be first phone to pack Snapdragon 836 SoC

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Google's upcoming Pixel 2 flagships will likely be powered by Qualcomm's follow-up to the Snapdragon 835.The Pixel 2 will reportedly be the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 system on a chip - a rumoured, high-end processor. Keep in... >>

Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more

Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more

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Having a smarthome isn't just about clever appliances or smartphone-controlled heating, you can also get clever lights too and that doesn't just mean smartphone control, it means all sorts of great features.You switch lights on or off everyday and they... >>

Microsoft is working on a HoloLens 2 headset with a custom AI chip

Microsoft is working on a HoloLens 2 headset with a custom AI chip

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Microsoft is hard at work on the HoloLens 2, and by the sounds of it, it'll pack some fancy new hardware.Microsoft just announced that the next generation of its HoloLens headset will feature custom silicon. More specifically, it'll have an artificial... >>

Casio Edifice 501XD continues Bluetooth smartphone connectivity in analogue form

Casio Edifice 501XD continues Bluetooth smartphone connectivity in analogue form

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Casio Edifice has followed last year's Bluetooth connected analogue watch series with a follow-up.Designed in partnership with F1 team Toro Rosso, the Casio Edifice EQB-501, in red or blue fascia detailing, can link with a smartphone to ensure accurate... >>

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

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

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We're finally into big summer movie season. That means the blockbuster hits are streaming into your local theatres and there are plenty more coming up over the next five months and throughout 2018.There are returns for some much-loved comic book characters,... >>

Best Comic-Con 2017 trailers: Ready Player One, Stranger Things, Westworld and more

Best Comic-Con 2017 trailers: Ready Player One, Stranger Things, Westworld and more

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The San Diego Comic-Con might be over for another year but it left us looking forward to some incredible movies and TV shows that are coming up later this year and long into next.During the convention we were treated to more news and revelations about... >>

Hands-on video shows Lenovo Folio bendable tablet working fully

Hands-on video shows Lenovo Folio bendable tablet working fully

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Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has been working on several tech concepts that will reimagine current gadgets. It recently revealed a bendable laptop during an event in New York that can be rolled to transport. And it has discussed bendy tablet formats in... >>

Xbox One X pre-order details won't be "too much longer"

Xbox One X pre-order details won't be "too much longer"

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Microsoft is soon to announce its pre-order details for the Xbox One X.Xbox boss Phil Spencer replied to a gamer's request on Twitter with confirmation that pre-order info for the new, 4K console won't be "too much longer". Our plan is set for this. ... >>

HTC U11 owners in UK can now use Alexa too

HTC U11 owners in UK can now use Alexa too

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One of the big features touted by HTC during the launch of its latest flagship smartphone was Alexa integration. The HTC U11 would not only have a new voice assistant on board, it'd have the one most rapidly taking over the world.It took a while to arrive,... >>

Nintendo N64 Classic Mini: Rumours, games and everything you need to know

Nintendo N64 Classic Mini: Rumours, games and everything you need to know

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After the phenomenal success of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in 2016, with stock selling out almost immediately as pre-orders became available, the same seems to have happened again with the follow-up: the SNES Classic Mini.It... >>

29 photos of aliens and monsters from throughout history

29 photos of aliens and monsters from throughout history

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Since the dawn of time, the human race has seen mystery and intrigue around every corner. Mysterious events have been put down to the supernatural, the paranormal and even the extra-terrestrial.One things for sure, there have been a lot of unexplained... >>

Finally! Essential Phone should launch in August, says Andy Rubin

Finally! Essential Phone should launch in August, says Andy Rubin

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Wondering if Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will ever launch?Well, we now have a new release date, according to The Verge. In an email to customers, Rubin said the phone will start shipping “in a few weeks". That means the phone should arrive sometime... >>

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

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Your next phone could be a modular Facebook speaker phone.Facebook’s secretive lab, Building 8, is considering developing modular smartphones, according to Business Insider. The company filed a patent that was just published, and it includes details... >>

Nintendo trademark officially hints to N64 Classic Mini

Nintendo trademark officially hints to N64 Classic Mini

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As we've suggested before, Nintendo's N64 console could be getting a re-release.The Japanese company recently started stoking nostalgia by making miniaturised, less expensive versions of its original retro consoles. For instance, the NES Classic Edition launched... >>

Olloclip Filmer's Kit wants to enhance your iPhone 7 photos

Olloclip Filmer's Kit wants to enhance your iPhone 7 photos

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Olloclip, renowned for its range of iPhone lenses, has created a limited edition Filmer's Kit in collaborations with Incase.The kit will include over £300 worth of lens and fittings essential, it says, for mobile videography and photography fans, but... >>

Latest Nokia 8 leak shows off the phone in super glossy gold

Latest Nokia 8 leak shows off the phone in super glossy gold

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HMD's next Nokia device is thought to be a high-end flagship smartphone, and now we know what it looks like.Actual images have popped up on Baidu forums, with the poster claiming they're images of a Nokia 8 prototype. Immediately, we can tell it looks... >>

Drone flying in the UK and US: All the rules and regulations explained

Drone flying in the UK and US: All the rules and regulations explained

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If you want to buy a drone for recreational use, make sure you know all the rules and regulations first.Imagine spending all the money you've saved up on that one super sexy drone you've been eyeing for a while, only to find out that you can't operate... >>

Best cable management solutions: Keep your desk, TV and mobile cables tidy

Best cable management solutions: Keep your desk, TV and mobile cables tidy

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If you're anything like every other human being on earth, you'll likely have (or at some point, had) a giant monster of a messy cables somewhere. Whether it's on the floor near your TV stand, behind your PC, near your bedside table or just in your backpack.... >>

When is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch and can I watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017 online?

When is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch and can I watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017 online?

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Samsung has set a date for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, looking to right the wrongs of the Note 7 and take us forward into a bigger S Pen powered world.There's a lot of anticipation for the Note 8, not only because of the fate the befell its... >>

Asus Zenfone 4 teased as company makes a comeback to the UK with Zenfone AR

Asus Zenfone 4 teased as company makes a comeback to the UK with Zenfone AR

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Asus has been a little quiet in the UK recently when it comes to smartphones, while impressing with phones in the US and Asia. That may be all about to change as the company appears to be making a comeback to the UK, listing the Asus Zenfone AR on pre-order... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was a fantastic phone, until the battery issues destroyed its reputation and left it with a legacy of being the only phone to be singled out before boarding a flight.We expected the Note family to die with the Note 7, but there's... >>

Razer planning a smartphone for hardcore gamers

Razer planning a smartphone for hardcore gamers

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Razer is said to be planning its own mobile phone, designed to cater for its audience of "hardcore gamers", according to sources talking to Bloomberg.The "people familiar with the matter" don't reveal anything in the way of details when it comes to the... >>

Stunning Galaxy Note 8 picture leak shows off Samsung's new phone

Stunning Galaxy Note 8 picture leak shows off Samsung's new phone

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked has been confirmed for 23 August, meaning that the Note 8 is edging ever closer. New leaks and renders have now given us an even better look at what the Note 8 might offer come launch day. Starting at the beginning, BGR managed... >>

Philips Ambilight explained: Why you need to light up your living room

Philips Ambilight explained: Why you need to light up your living room

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Any technology that can immerse you deeper in your home TV and movie viewing is great in our book. The most obvious one would be sound, but Philips has a proprietary technology that glues you to the screen.That technology is Ambilight, and it refers to... >>

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

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Not to be outdone by Amazon, Best Buy is holding its own summer sale.Amazon recently held a Prime Day event, which, to put it mildly, was a huge success and had everyone wondering if Amazon had managed to topple Black Friday, a massive shopping sale extravaganza... >>

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

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Samsung's next Galaxy flagship will arrive in August.We know this because Samsung has tweeted out an invite notice, confirming it will "reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family". The company described the device as "the ultimate multitasking device... >>

Do you force-quit apps to save your iPhone's battery? Well, don't

Do you force-quit apps to save your iPhone's battery? Well, don't

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We all have our little ticks when it comes to using gadgets.Maybe you like your Mac or Windows desktop to be completely cleared of clutter. Maybe you obsessively close all the open browser tabs on your phone. Or maybe you always force-quit apps on your... >>

What is Elon Musk’s Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

What is Elon Musk’s Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

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Elon Musk has started the building revolution for a new train system.Dubbed Hyperloop, it will allow you to get from London to Edinburgh or LA to San Francisco in under 30 minutes. But what is it and how does it work? Good questions. Musk has likened... >>