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LG G6: What's the story so far?

LG G6: What's the story so far?

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LG's next flagship smartphone will probably be called the G6, and it will probably appear in the first few months of 2017.Rumours have already started to appear speculating about what features the successor of last year's modular smartphone will offer,... >>

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

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One of the biggest bugbears we have about the ITV Hub is the proliferation of adverts that play before each catch-up show. Yes, the channel needs to make money somehow and is a commercial enterprise, but there's so many of them you can be forgiven for... >>

Best DSLR cameras 2016: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Best DSLR cameras 2016: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

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You want to buy a DSLR camera but don't know what to go for? Then you've come to the right place, as this is where we round-up the best DSLR cameras of 2016. We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available - and only models that we've seen in reality... >>

LG G6 may ditch the modules, but hold on to the headphone jack

LG G6 may ditch the modules, but hold on to the headphone jack

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LG did something daring with G5. It introduced modules to a smartphone, a design we weren't familiar with and ultimately, we didn't think they'd catch on, no matter how useful they may have been. LG G6: What's the story so far? And now there's more evidence... >>

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV

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The BBC has started its first ever consumer trial of 4K content, offering a four-minute clip of Planet Earth 2 in Ultra HD through its free streaming platform, BBC iPlayer.What's more, it also uses Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) picture tech, a form of HDR, to... >>

Windows 10 desktop apps are coming to mobile thanks to collaboration with Qualcomm

Windows 10 desktop apps are coming to mobile thanks to collaboration with Qualcomm

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Microsoft and Qualcomm have announced a new partnership that will mean device manufacturers can build Windows Mobile devices capable of running full Windows 10 desktop apps. 10 features you'll love in Windows 10 Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update: What's... >>

PaRappa the Rapper coming to a smartphone near you, time to jump, kick...

PaRappa the Rapper coming to a smartphone near you, time to jump, kick...

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There's a lot of talk about Mario's mobile debut at the minute, with Super Mario Run to be released for iPhone and iPad on Thursday 15 December, but there's one games character coming to smartphone that has us even more excited.Not content with giving... >>

The 2017 iPhone 8 may be called iPhone 7S after all

The 2017 iPhone 8 may be called iPhone 7S after all

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We've been reporting on news and rumours surrounding the 2017 Apple iPhone for a while now, with many of them saying the next iteration of Apple's smartphone will be a major redesign to coincide with its 10th anniversary. Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus:... >>

Super Mario Run preview: Playing the game with Miyamoto himself

Super Mario Run preview: Playing the game with Miyamoto himself

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Back in September, after Apple's keynote presentation to launch the new iPhones, we ended up talking to the man whose entrance received probably the biggest roar of excitement during the whole event: the father of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto.He was there... >>

Super Mario Run for iOS: How to play, how much will it cost and when can you get it?

Super Mario Run for iOS: How to play, how much will it cost and when can you get it?

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Forget about the water-resistant, headphone jack-less iPhone 7. One of the most exciting tidbits from Apple's Special Event on 7 September was the announcement that Mario is finally coming to mobile - initially for iOS.Super Mario Run is the first game... >>

What is Hybrid Log Gamma and why should you care?

What is Hybrid Log Gamma and why should you care?

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The TV world has been on the receiving end of several new buzzwords in the last few years. First there was 4K, which we now know plenty about as it's pretty much everywhere. We finally have some proper 4K sources to deliver content, in the form of Netflix... >>

Microsoft sets a date for Build 2017 developer conference

Microsoft sets a date for Build 2017 developer conference

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Microsoft has announced when you can expect its next-annual Build.Build 2017 will take place in downtown Seattle, Washington. It's scheduled to start 10 May 2017 and will end 12 May 2017. In past years, Microsoft held Build in San Francisco, California.... >>

Apple says these were the best apps and games in 2016

Apple says these were the best apps and games in 2016

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It's that time of year again for the "best of" and "top ten" annual lists.Google just named the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016, and now Apple has announced its favourite apps, games, music, movies, and more. The company's top pick for apps is Prisma,... >>

John Deere just made its first fully-electric tractor, see it here

John Deere just made its first fully-electric tractor, see it here

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John Deere, the American manufacturer that makes all things tractor-related, is going green - and we're not talking about a new paint job.Although the company is known for its yellow-and-green diesel machines that are anything but eco-friendly, John Deere... >>

BBC iPlayer gets Ultra HD, Planet Earth II trial in 4K HLG

BBC iPlayer gets Ultra HD, Planet Earth II trial in 4K HLG

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The BBC is streaming a clip in Ultra HD and HDR on BBC iPlayer, allowing you to watch a small section of Planet Earth II in the highest quality ever.The four-minute clip is a test. It'll only be available on a "small selection of the latest TVs", enabling the... >>

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

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Now that 2016 is coming to an end, Google has released its annual list of the top-trending YouTube videos for the year.Google defined "top-trending" based on stats like time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and so on. Collectively, these 10... >>

Apple iPad Pro 2: What's the story so far?

Apple iPad Pro 2: What's the story so far?

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Apple rumours never stop. No sooner has one device hit the shelves than the next is being speculated upon. The latest rocking the mill is a new iPad - or iPads - with a couple of new tablets rumoured.The one that seems to be getting the most attention... >>

Pebble is dead and your warranty expired, Fitbit finalises acquisition

Pebble is dead and your warranty expired, Fitbit finalises acquisition

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We first heard the news that Fitbit was on the verge of buying Pebble at the beginning of the month, one week later and the deal has been finalised.However, it's not great for fans of the smartwatch manufacturer.Fitbit has said it's only interested in... >>

Yippee! New Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go on 12 December

Yippee! New Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go on 12 December

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It's been confirmed: there are new Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go on 12 December.Announcing a new partnership with Sprint in the US, the official blog said that more details would be announced on 12 December through Pokemon Go's social channels:"We're... >>

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available in UK and US: Here's what you need to know

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available in UK and US: Here's what you need to know

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Amazon's new on-demand music streaming service is now available in the UK as well as the US, and it has also added a similar family payment option across both sides of the Atlantic.Amazon Music Unlimited, which is designed to take on Spotify and Apple... >>

CES 2017: What is it and what to expect

CES 2017: What is it and what to expect

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The end of 2016 is almost upon us and that means CES is right around the corner.The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the biggest tech events of the year, similar to Mobile World Congress, and we expect CES 2017 to showcase a lorry load of new gadgets,... >>

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

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Nvidia's Shield Android TV box has been around for more than a year but is still the flagbearer for Android set-top-boxes. It was the first media streamer to offer Netflix in 4K and with HDR, and its Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM ensured that it zipped through... >>

Sony is getting in on the OLED TV action with two new models

Sony is getting in on the OLED TV action with two new models

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OLED TVs represent some of the best in the business. LG is the only real champion of the screen technology right now, with Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and Philips sticking with LCD LED. But that's all set to change next year as it's been confirmed Sony will... >>

Amazon hopes to open 2,000 Amazon Go stores and drive-thrus

Amazon hopes to open 2,000 Amazon Go stores and drive-thrus

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Amazon has big plans for Amazon Go.Amazon unveiled its cashier-less grocery store in Seattle on Monday, without any word as to whether it planned to open more locations. However, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon hopes to one... >>

Instagram will let you turn off comments on posts - here's how

Instagram will let you turn off comments on posts - here's how

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A few months after giving everyone the ability to moderate their comments, Instagram has announced it'll let users completely turn off comments.The Facebook-owned app is trying to cut down on abuse and trolling. It wants to make Instagram “a safe place... >>