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Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content expected to launch in 2016. There has been a buzz around virtual reality (VR) for the past few years. Some of this has come from the lengthy development of devices like... >>

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

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Apple's latest smartphones - the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus - are available all around the world and you can pick up either from multiple retailers. Not much changed in terms of design compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, if you ignore the... >>

Apple iPad Air 3 vs iPad Air 2: What's the rumoured difference?

Apple iPad Air 3 vs iPad Air 2: What's the rumoured difference?

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Rumour has it Apple is holding an event on 15 March to unveil several new devices, one of which is thought to be an update to the iPad Air 2. The company chose not to succeed the iPad Air 2 during its September 2015 event when it revealed the iPad mini... >>

Three promises to freeze prices for five years if it buys O2

Three promises to freeze prices for five years if it buys O2

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In response to Ofcom's suggestion that the O2 acquisition by CK Hutchinson Holdings, owner of Three, would be bad for competition in the UK, the network's chairman has written an open letter which promises a price freeze if the deal goes ahead. Printed... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Tomorrowland, Sicario...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Tomorrowland, Sicario...

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Yay, it's the weekend and that means it's time to kick back, power-up a streaming device, such as the Roku set-top-boxes and scour for something cool, funny or both to chuck on. The only problem is that with thousands of channels and apps to choose from,... >>

Here’s the entire HTC Vive Pre manual: Needs a 5 by 6.5ft room

Here’s the entire HTC Vive Pre manual: Needs a 5 by 6.5ft room

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Whether it has been posted intentionally or not, HTC has made its HTC Vive Pre manual available for download. And it reveals some interesting facts about the forthcoming virtual reality headset - not least that we'll all need large living rooms to get... >>

You could soon be playing Mirror's Edge Catalyst, beta registration opens

You could soon be playing Mirror's Edge Catalyst, beta registration opens

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EA's long-awaited sequel to Mirror's Edge may have been put back to a May release but you will still be able to play it soon. The gaming giant has started a registration process to sign up for a public closed beta of Mirror's Edge Catalyst that will start... >>

Android Wear now does voice calling, speech dictation from major apps

Android Wear now does voice calling, speech dictation from major apps

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Ladies and gents - the future is now. Or at least it is for Android Wear users. Android Wear supports voice actions and gestures so you can get things done while hands-free, but it's just expanded those ways, including adding new features that let you... >>

New Doom trailer reveals game will land Friday the 13th (in May)

New Doom trailer reveals game will land Friday the 13th (in May)

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If you like "badass demons, big effing guns, and moving really fast", then you'll want to check out the new Doom come May. It is an upcoming reboot of the Doom series by id Software, with Bethesda serving as the publisher. It has been under development... >>

Sony is launching this slick grey-blue PS4 as an Uncharted 4 bundle in April

Sony is launching this slick grey-blue PS4 as an Uncharted 4 bundle in April

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Rejoice, Uncharted 4 fans! Sony is getting ready to release a limited-edition version of its PlayStation 4 console just for you. The company has announced a new grey-blue version of the PS4 to commemorate Uncharted 4's 26 April release date. Unfortunately,... >>

ChatSim gives you unlimited messages worldwide for just £8 a year, including WhatsApp

ChatSim gives you unlimited messages worldwide for just £8 a year, including WhatsApp

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ChatSim is a new network idea that enables you to use any of the messaging apps on your phone or tablet as much as you like, all for just one yearly fee of £8. It works in countries around the world, and you don't even have to be on Wi-Fi to make use... >>

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, or perhaps a tablet. 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... >>

The brilliant PES 2016 is free on PC, download it now

The brilliant PES 2016 is free on PC, download it now

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Konami has made a free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer for PC and it is available to download from today. PES 2016 is an excellent return to form for the franchise - as you can read in our review of the console version here - and while the free-to-play... >>

Saving energy and money with a smart thermostat

Saving energy and money with a smart thermostat

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It might surprise you to know that heating accounts for about 60 per cent of the average household’s energy bill, making it by far the largest expense in your home. Of course the amount you spend on heating depends on many circumstances, but one thing... >>

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

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True techies shouldn't have an everyday, run-of-the-mill office. If you consider yourself a computer-savvy individual or even an early adopter, one of the first places you should be exemplifying that is in your home office. Similar to a living room, which... >>

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

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The NFL is one of the most advanced field sports in the world when it comes to technology. So the biggest event of the year for the sport, the Super Bowl, is the pinnacle of field based gadgetry. A lot of the technologies you've probably got on you right... >>

What to expect at Apple's 15 March event: iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and more

What to expect at Apple's 15 March event: iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and more

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Apple is holding an event on 15 March, or so it is thought. Of course nothing has been officially confirmed, nor will it be until the invites go out, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun speculating about what to expect. The Cupertino company... >>

Vaio Phone Biz brings Windows 10 to the business brigade

Vaio Phone Biz brings Windows 10 to the business brigade

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Vaio has already returned, without Sony, to launch new laptops and now it's unveiled a Windows 10 phone called Phone Biz. The Vaio Phone Biz aims to bring the Windows 10 for Mobile operating system to business users. This is the company's first Windows... >>

Microsoft Lumia 650 press image leak confirms it's on its way

Microsoft Lumia 650 press image leak confirms it's on its way

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A press image of the Microsoft Lumia 650 smartphone has leaked online, suggesting that it will be announced imminently. Posted on Twitter by @evleaks, the "official" picture shows a low-range handset that looks remarkably similar to the real world shot... >>

New Honor phones will come with Deezer preloaded

New Honor phones will come with Deezer preloaded

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Deezer and Huawei have partnered to pre-install the music streaming service on all Honor smartphones, such as the new Honor 5X, going forward. It is a first of its kind global partnership, with all new Honor phones having a Deezer app available to customers... >>

LG G5: What's the story so far?

LG G5: What's the story so far?

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The LG G5 is the smartphone set to follow-up the company's G4, helping continue the push for the top of the mobile market. The LG G4 offered a premium leather finish and stunning f/1.8 16-megapixel camera. It received a lot of praise, but didn't really... >>

Taylor Swift to launch her own app from same company behind Kim K's game

Taylor Swift to launch her own app from same company behind Kim K's game

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Taylor Swift is seeing nothing but money signs right now. The singer is following in Kim Kardashian's footsteps in that she plans to launch a mobile game made Glu Mobile, the company that developed Kardashian's popular mobile game. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood... >>

GoPro is killing several action cams after posting disastrous Q4 results

GoPro is killing several action cams after posting disastrous Q4 results

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GoPro's camera lineup is going to look a little slim this spring. The company, which announced layoffs last week, has just confirmed it will cease sales of at least three action cameras - and it's doing all this because of a massive revenue drop it suffered... >>

LG officially confirms LG G5 flagship will debut at MWC later this month

LG officially confirms LG G5 flagship will debut at MWC later this month

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Two weeks after teasing an event for its next flagship, LG has officially confirmed it will indeed unveil the LG G5 at Mobile World Congress. LG recently invited journalists to attend the unveiling of its next flagship smartphone in MWC. It sent out the... >>

New Fitbit Alta brings personalisation options and reminder alerts

New Fitbit Alta brings personalisation options and reminder alerts

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Fitbit, one of the original activity tracker brands, has announced its new Alta bracelet. This wearable is slimmer than most, offers personalisation and new features. Like most activity trackers the Alta will cover the basics like step tracking, calories... >>