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We went through a tech detox by playing an iOS game, can you?

We went through a tech detox by playing an iOS game, can you?

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Distractions are a problem in modern family life. It’s all too easy to let the weekend slip away spending more time staring at a screen rather than engaging with your children. For kids too there are ever more shiny things vying for their attention.... >>

These are the 25 internet passwords you must not use

These are the 25 internet passwords you must not use

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Internet security software firm SplashData has released its annual list of passwords of the worst and most common passwords that you absolutely must not use. If you use any of the ones we list below, you must change them immediately. They might be easier... >>

Best compact cameras 2016: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

Best compact cameras 2016: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

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If you're looking for the best compact cameras of 2016 then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest cameras to save you time when it comes to buying one from your local shop or online. Compact cameras are plentiful. With... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10 camera continues with Android but scraps the phone

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10 camera continues with Android but scraps the phone

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Panasonic has announced a new version of its Android-based digital camera, the Lumix DMC-CM10. However, unlike the CM1 that came before, it has decided to ditch the communications aspect; you can no longer use the device as a phone too. Announced in Japan... >>

Will the next Google Nexus phone be HTC?

Will the next Google Nexus phone be HTC?

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For the last few years Google has used LG, Huawei and, when it was its own brand, Motorola to build Nexus phones. Samsung preceded those. But the first manufacturer of a Nexus smartphone, released six years ago, was actually HTC. Now it is heavily rumoured... >>

Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work?

Apple iCloud Drive explained: What is it and how does it work?

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So... you have no clue what iCloud Drive is or how to use it. Well, you’re not the only one. Apple isn’t exactly good at launching streamlined, simplified services. It’s great with hardware and software interfaces, but as you likely know, it’s... >>

Kick off a new developer career with the Pay What You Want: Learn to Code bundle

Kick off a new developer career with the Pay What You Want: Learn to Code bundle

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Enormous new career opportunities await in the world of coding, as our world becomes more and more digitally connected. With the Pay What You Want: Learn to Code Bundle from Pocket-lint Deals, you can get into programming without any prior experience... >>

Huawei P9: What's the story so far?

Huawei P9: What's the story so far?

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Huawei has had a busy few months, not only joining the Nexus programme with the excellent Nexus 6P, but also launching the great Huawei Mate S with a pressure sensitive display and more recently boosting its phablet line with the Mate 8. Of all the mobile... >>

Apple HomeKit explained: Is it available yet and how does it work?

Apple HomeKit explained: Is it available yet and how does it work?

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Apple wants to streamline home automation. In other words: it wants to make it easier for smart accessories to communicate, and for you to connect and manage all the smart accessories in your home from various manufacturers (Philips Hue lights, for instance,... >>

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... >>

Samsung SM-R150 ‘Triathlon’ sportswatch revealed in leaked pics, looks like Gear S2

Samsung SM-R150 ‘Triathlon’ sportswatch revealed in leaked pics, looks like Gear S2

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Although we don't yet know for sure what Samsung plans to unveil during its traditional Mobile World Congress Unpacked press event, the smart money is on a series of smartphones in the Galaxy S7 family. It also seems that the company will be showing at... >>

Sony MWC 2016 press invites issued, little hint at what to expect

Sony MWC 2016 press invites issued, little hint at what to expect

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Sony has invited members of the media to its press conference at Mobile World Congress 2016, due to be held in Barcelona in February. The Sony launch event will be held on Monday 22 February, slotting into a typical space after big Sunday - the day we... >>

WhatsApp now completely free for all, subscriptions scrapped

WhatsApp now completely free for all, subscriptions scrapped

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WhatsApp is ditching subscription fees to make the service completely free to use, no matter how long you use it for. Until now, the messaging app has been free for the first year of use but then charged a fee of 99 US cents for each extra year. That... >>

HBO screens 7-and-a-half hour long The Godfather Epic with unseen footage

HBO screens 7-and-a-half hour long The Godfather Epic with unseen footage

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HBO has started to screen an illusive cut of The Godfather that adds a new dimension to the craze of binge TV; it is seven-and-a-half hours long without adverts. The Godfather Epic is made up of The Godfather Parts I and II, re-cut chronologically and... >>

Print porn is dead: Penthouse ditches mag after Playboy scraps nudes

Print porn is dead: Penthouse ditches mag after Playboy scraps nudes

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The days of finding random pages of porn magazines in park bushes are almost over. Like Playboy, Penthouse has decided to focus its mucky mind on the internet instead. But while Playboy is to continue to publish a print magazine after March, except without... >>

Microsoft will launch a phone on 1 February, but it will only be the Lumia 650

Microsoft will launch a phone on 1 February, but it will only be the Lumia 650

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As rumours ramp up about prospective new Lumia 750 and possibly 850 launches during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, it seems that Microsoft will indeed launch a new phone in February. However, that phone is more-likely to be the lower mid-range... >>

Step into an IT Career with the complete CCNA, CCNP and Red Hat certification training bundle

Step into an IT Career with the complete CCNA, CCNP and Red Hat certification training bundle

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The Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle is an ideal certification program for entry-level network engineers to maximize their foundational networking knowledge. Simplilearn’s training module imparts users with practical, relevant... >>

What is Slack and how does it work?

What is Slack and how does it work?

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You've probably heard about Slack. It's that messenger almost every workplace or school group seems to be using, but you're likely reading this now because - for whatever reason - you feel left out of the loop and want to know what all the fuss is about.... >>

You’ll finally get to play The Division at the end of January

You’ll finally get to play The Division at the end of January

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Ubisoft has announced that Xbox One, PS4 and PC gamers will be able to try out Tom Clancy's The Division from the end of January. The long-awaited, heavily delayed multiplayer role-playing game will finally be released on 8 March, but you can play some... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: The X-Files, Everest...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: The X-Files, Everest...

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As the new year starts to ramp up there are exciting times ahead in the world of entertainment. And if you so happen to have a streaming devices, such as a Roku set-top-box or Streaming Stick, you are in for a treat and there are some real pearls waiting... >>

Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options?

Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options?

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Multi-room audio is one of those buzzwords that's been kicking about for a couple of years. It's a word that ultimately refers to what you might expect - audio in multiple rooms - but don't be fooled into thinking that's all there is to it. The simple... >>

David Haye’s return to the ring will be first ever fight filmed in VR

David Haye’s return to the ring will be first ever fight filmed in VR

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British boxer David Haye has revealed that his upcoming comeback fight against Australian Mark De Mori will be filmed in virtual reality. 360-degree cameras will take in the action and the fight will be presented in app form for VR headsets. The match... >>

BT's £12.5 billion EE buyout finally approved and will go ahead soon

BT's £12.5 billion EE buyout finally approved and will go ahead soon

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BT's last hurdle for buying EE in a staggering £12.5 billion deal has now been overcome. The Competition and Markets Authority has given clearance to the buyout, allowing it to go ahead. It said that the deal was unlikely to harm competition as BT was... >>

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs X-Pro1: What's the difference?

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs X-Pro1: What's the difference?

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Four years in the making, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is the company's highest-ranking compact system camera. But have those four years been worth the wait, or is the latest model barely different to its X-Pro1 predecessor? We've handled both cameras to break... >>

Fujifilm X-E2S official: It's S for subtle performance push

Fujifilm X-E2S official: It's S for subtle performance push

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In tech it seems that tacking an "S" onto the end of a product means "it's new, it's a bit better than the last one, but not by loads". We only need to look at Apple and the annual iPhone updates to see that. Now it's the turn of Fujiiflm with its X-E2S,... >>