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Kindle Oasis: Amazon's premium reader is stunning, but it's ridiculously expensive

Kindle Oasis: Amazon's premium reader is stunning, but it's ridiculously expensive

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Amazon has announced its latest Kindle ebook reader, and it's a radical departure from the devices that have come before it. The Kindle Oasis is a complete rethinking from the components up, stripping the Kindle down to its essentials and giving you a... >>

This is the HTC 10 you won’t want: HTC 10 Lifestyle

This is the HTC 10 you won’t want: HTC 10 Lifestyle

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When HTC launched its latest flagship smartphone, which we preview in full here, it revealed there will actually be two variants shipped globally. There is the top-of-the-line HTC 10, which we will get in the UK and US, but also a version with less impressive... >>

HTC 10: Release date, official specs and everything you need to know

HTC 10: Release date, official specs and everything you need to know

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HTC has revealed its new flagship smartphone, known simply as HTC 10. Launched via a virtual event, the new handset takes a fresh look at what HTC has done in the past and feels like a real step forward for the company. The HTC 10 comes at a time that's... >>

Facebook F8 explained: Everything you need to know from the conference

Facebook F8 explained: Everything you need to know from the conference

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Facebook opened its mostly-annual F8 developer conference yesterday, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a keynote speech to make some big announcements, such as the introduction of Messenger bots, and lay out a 10-year roadmap. His presentation lasted just... >>

What is Ultra HD Premium and why does it matter? The 4K HDR badge explained

What is Ultra HD Premium and why does it matter? The 4K HDR badge explained

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The home cinema and entertainment technology industry sure loves a badge or two. Kit from TVs and Blu-ray players, to amplifiers and speakers all seem to be run through a certification process to give you an idea that they will perform in given circumstances.... >>

Microsoft's new Surface Signature Type Cover is cloaked in fancy Italian fabric

Microsoft's new Surface Signature Type Cover is cloaked in fancy Italian fabric

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Microsoft is getting all fancy with a new keyboard for the Surface Pro 4. Called the Signature Type Cover, the new keyboard has the standard glass trackpad and wide key spacing found in other Surface Pro keyboards. The thing that makes this new one unique... >>

This is the official new 2016 Tesla Model S: Upgraded grille, lights, filter and more

This is the official new 2016 Tesla Model S: Upgraded grille, lights, filter and more

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Tesla has taken the wraps of its updated Model S for 2016 with some, but not all, of the rumoured changes expected. First off there's no 100kW battery option as was rumoured. But there are changes that should make the newer car stand out from the previous... >>

Cooking for dummies: Whirlpool's SmartCook puts a chef by your side

Cooking for dummies: Whirlpool's SmartCook puts a chef by your side

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Appliances used to be pretty boring. Let's face it, a white box that washes clothes and a black box that cooks food is not exactly ground breaking, even if it once was. Luckily though, the white goods world has picked up its pace of late. Whirlpool revealed... >>

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages

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There has been no shortage of buzz surrounding the launch of the first full virtual reality system, Oculus Rift, but it seems there might be a shortage of components, leading to some delays. Oculus was first to announce a date for the Rift, opening pre-orders... >>

JBL Reflect Aware C will pipe noise-cancelled music from your USB Type-C port

JBL Reflect Aware C will pipe noise-cancelled music from your USB Type-C port

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If you're jumping on the bandwagon with the latest devices, you'll have probably have encountered the new USB Type-C format. The new USB connection has appeared on the MacBook, Pixel C tablet, as well as a number of smartphones, like the new HTC 10 and... >>

Netflix HDR has arrived in the UK, Sony at front of the queue

Netflix HDR has arrived in the UK, Sony at front of the queue

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Netflix has begun streaming its High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision content in the UK on selected TV screens, starting with Sony. The enhanced HDR content will be part of the 4K streaming package offering a greater brightness to the video, reports Steve... >>

HTC 10 official: Champion specs meet serious design, Hi-Res audio, AirPlay support and more

HTC 10 official: Champion specs meet serious design, Hi-Res audio, AirPlay support and more

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HTC has launched its long-awaited flagship smartphone update, the HTC 10.  Looking to re-find form, the HTC 10 drops the One branding, as well as the M designation in something of a reboot for the struggling Taiwanese company.  The HTC 10 follows the... >>

Ice, Ice, Baby: Ice View is the new HTC Dot View

Ice, Ice, Baby: Ice View is the new HTC Dot View

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Alright stop, collaborate and listen, HTC's back with a brand new invention. The HTC Dot View cover has always been one of our favourite cases. It is the sort of funky fresh design that characterises HTC, a cover that lets the display shine through,... >>

HTC 10: BoomSound is dead. Long live BoomSound Hi-Fi edition

HTC 10: BoomSound is dead. Long live BoomSound Hi-Fi edition

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One of the features that defined the HTC One family was BoomSound. Introduced on the HTC One M7, BoomSound remained one of the strongest features of HTC handsets, offering the best external speakers, bar none, for three generations of phones. With the... >>

Is Jon Snow dead? Siri thinks it has the answer

Is Jon Snow dead? Siri thinks it has the answer

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Is Jon Snow dead? That's the question so many Game of Thrones fans have on their mind even though Kit Harrington's character was stabbed about 25 times at the end of Season 5. The cast were bombarded by press asking the question during the Hollywood premiere... >>

BBC iPlayer Kids is here to make viewing safer and simpler

BBC iPlayer Kids is here to make viewing safer and simpler

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The BBC has announced its new iPlayer Kids app aimed specifically at delivering CBeebies and CBBC shows directly to children. The app, available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, will have access to over 10,000 episodes to stream or download to watch later.... >>

Netflix prices are about to go up for early subscribers, be warned

Netflix prices are about to go up for early subscribers, be warned

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Movie and show streaming service Netflix has announced that it will be putting up its prices soon, for early adopters in the UK. Until recently Netflix subscribers who signed up early were given a pay freeze on their subscription price. That freeze, as... >>

Tesla Model X recalled already, dangerous seating fault couldn’t slip through European tests

Tesla Model X recalled already, dangerous seating fault couldn’t slip through European tests

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The Tesla Model X SUV has had a voluntary recall issued after faults were found in the rear seats that could be dangerous. The fault, found in the third row of seating, means that in a crash there is a chance the seats will fold forward potentially harming... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 should support Snapdragon 823 and 8GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 should support Snapdragon 823 and 8GB of RAM

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 looks set for its big unveil later in the year and it should be well worth the wait. The Note 6 could be the most powerful smartphone ever made. According to rumours from Chinese site Weibo, the Galaxy Note 6 will come sporting... >>

Prepare for your entrepreneurial future with the Startup School 2016 Bundle

Prepare for your entrepreneurial future with the Startup School 2016 Bundle

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Starting a business requires you to be at your best, with an ever-expanding range of skills and a strong sense of the next steps and trends in your chosen industry. The Startup School 2016 Bundle is a fantastic resource for anyone looking to run their... >>

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

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Periscope is testing a feature with beta users that takes from two of its main competitors: live, hand-drawn doodling. According to The Next Web, the Twitter-owned broadcasting app has begun letting beta testers try a feature that allows them to draw... >>

Titanfall 2 trailer arrives at last, the first in the series for PS4

Titanfall 2 trailer arrives at last, the first in the series for PS4

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PlayStation Europe has pushed out the first trailer for Titanfall's multi-platform sequel but without any word on when the game will actually release. Titanfall is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment, the... >>

Kindle Oasis fully revealed in leak as Amazon's next 'top of the line' e-reader

Kindle Oasis fully revealed in leak as Amazon's next 'top of the line' e-reader

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Although Amazon confirmed it is working on a "top of the line" e-reader that'll kick off an 8th-generation of Kindles, we've only now been graced with a full leak that includes not only specs but also pictures and even a product page. According to Liliputing,... >>

11 crazy gaming controllers you won’t believe exist, and one that shouldn’t

11 crazy gaming controllers you won’t believe exist, and one that shouldn’t

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Gaming controllers have evolved through the generations to become the perfect handheld. Now every movement is without thought and the idea of being in discomfort, even after gaming for hours, isn't given much time. But as they all became refined into... >>

HTC 10 official launch video just revealed everything early

HTC 10 official launch video just revealed everything early

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Barely 24 hours are left to go before HTC unveils its new smartphone, the HTC 10, and the official launch video has leaked. The leaked video, slipped out via Reddit, shows off the new HTC 10 in a way that reminds us of many launch events gone before.... >>