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OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its 2017 flagship, the OnePlus 5, which will be available from 27 June.There have been several rumours surrounding the new handset over the last few months, but with everything now official, how does it compete against its rivals?Here... >>

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... >>

OnePlus 5 tips and tricks: The essential guide to the flagship killer

OnePlus 5 tips and tricks: The essential guide to the flagship killer

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OnePlus 5 has just been launched, and while it's pricier than its predecessors, it's still a good amount of phone for the £499 price tag. It's comfortably cheaper than the likes of the Pixel XL, iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S8 Plus, and offers a true high-end experience. ... >>

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

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OnePlus' next flagship killer has been stealing headlines over the last few weeks with several confirmations from the company itself prior to the launch. Now all the details are official though with the OnePlus 5 arriving seven months after the OnePlus... >>

These amazing Galaxy Note 8 renders reveal Samsung's next phablet

These amazing Galaxy Note 8 renders reveal Samsung's next phablet

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Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 8 later this year, possibly on the 26 August if a recent rumour is to be believed. It will be under close inspection when it does launch, following the quick demise of the Note 7. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the... >>

Facebook won't launch its original TV shows until later this summer

Facebook won't launch its original TV shows until later this summer

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We're learning more details about Facebook's original TV plans.According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook will launch its own original series later this summer, with some of them being full-fledged cable TV productions. The 30-minute episodes will... >>

Anyone can now try Uptime, the new YouTube party app from Google

Anyone can now try Uptime, the new YouTube party app from Google

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You no longer need an invite to try Google's YouTube parties app.Gogole's startup incubator, Area 120, allows employees to work on approved projects during their "20 per cent time". The latest project from that incubator is Uptime, a mobile app that... >>

How to get iOS 11 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad

How to get iOS 11 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad

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Apple has made the public beta of iOS 11 available to download now.The next major software update for iPhone and iPad will officially release alongside new iPhones, which could for the first time see three models, this autumn. If you'd like to try a version... >>

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

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With the Nintendo Switch doing remarkably well and Microsoft to release the Xbox One X on the build up to Christmas, you could be forgiven for being stumped when it comes to your next console choice. The PS4 Pro is even winking at you from another... >>

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road

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Apple CarPlay has been around for a few years now but things have moved on significantly in those years, with more and more manufacturers offering compatibility and not just in premium models either.We've been using it in the 2017 Kia Sportage to give... >>

Hurry! Amazon Echo has been given a massive discount for today only

Hurry! Amazon Echo has been given a massive discount for today only

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If you live in the US and have been wanting an Amazon Echo, now is the perfect time to get one.Amazon has given its popular Amazon Echo speaker a huge price cut. It now costs $129.99. That means it's currently $50 cheaper than normal; the usual price... >>

What is DisneyLife and why will it make your summer holidays better?

What is DisneyLife and why will it make your summer holidays better?

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Disney has always been active on streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, with many of its movies available to view as part of a subscription. However, it has also been steadily growing its own, standalone streaming service since launching... >>

Instagram begins trialling favourites tab for private list of friends

Instagram begins trialling favourites tab for private list of friends

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Instagram is said to be in the process of testing a new 'favourites' feature with a select number of users. The favourites feature will act in a similar way to friends lists on Facebook and Twitter, but will offer some notable improvements upon both.... >>

Pocket-lint newsletter: How to sign up to get the latest stories and offers weekly

Pocket-lint newsletter: How to sign up to get the latest stories and offers weekly

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The weekly Pocket-lint newsletter is back. You can now get a concise round-up of the week's hottest news stories, deals and features sent directly to your email inbox each Friday.It is presented in an easy-to-digest form and is totally free, so there's... >>

Get free DisneyLife subscription with Tesco Mobile this summer

Get free DisneyLife subscription with Tesco Mobile this summer

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Tesco Mobile is making your kids' journeys better this summer, with DisneyLife subscriptions coming for free as part of its pay-monthly, pay-as-you-go and SIM deals.DisneyLife is Disney's own streaming service, with unrestricted access to movies, TV shows,... >>

More Google Pixel 2 details emerge, Pixel 2 XL to sport 5.99-inch OLED display

More Google Pixel 2 details emerge, Pixel 2 XL to sport 5.99-inch OLED display

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More details surrounding the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have leaked to XDA-Developers by a "source familiar with the matter that spent time with at least one of the phones". The details suggest the two devices, currently codenamed Taimen and Walleye,... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will break your piggy bank when it launches

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will break your piggy bank when it launches

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Samsung only wants rich people to buy the Galaxy Note 8.Okay, maybe that's a bit extreme, but still. According to VentureBeat, the upcoming follow-up to the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 is going to cost €999 when it launches. That converts to about $1120... >>

Amazon wants to fly drones out of a massive tower it designed for cities

Amazon wants to fly drones out of a massive tower it designed for cities

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Amazon's fulfillment centers of tomorrow look like something out of a dystopian sci-fi movie.The online retail giant has filed a patent application for a "multi-level fulfillment center" - and it basically looks like a massive cylindrical tower filled... >>

Want to see what the iPhone 8 looks like? Check out this new leak

Want to see what the iPhone 8 looks like? Check out this new leak

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There have been a tonne of iPhone 8 leaks in recent months, but this latest one is pretty interesting.Serial leakster @OnLeaks has tweeted two images of what appears to be the front and back of the iPhone 8, Apple's next iPhone. No details or specs were... >>

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Pluralsight has teamed up with Pocket-lint to give you, for a limited time, the chance to get a $10 Visa gift card when you sign up for a monthly Pluralsight subscription or a $30 Visa gift card when you sign up for an annual subscription.Someone once... >>

What is Snap Map? Snapchat's new feature explained

What is Snap Map? Snapchat's new feature explained

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Another day, another Snapchat update.There was once a time when people complained about continual UI updates from Facebook, but with apps like Snapchat adding new features on what seems like a weekly basis, we've come to accept - and maybe even appreciate... >>

How you can enjoy Multipass!

How you can enjoy Multipass!

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Have you seen the yellow Multipass button on at the top of our website? Pocket-lint has teamed up with Multipass to give you a way to access not only Pocket-lint, but also some of your favourite websites around the web without adverts. Better yet you... >>

Far Cry 5: Release date, trailer, screens and everything you need to know

Far Cry 5: Release date, trailer, screens and everything you need to know

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Far Cry 5 is coming early next year and is set to be the series' most accomplished outing yet - no mean feat considering the excellence of Far Cry 4.It is set in the US for the first time, allows you to fly planes and lets you create your own lead character... >>

Dual camera smartphones: The history running through to the Galaxy Note 8

Dual camera smartphones: The history running through to the Galaxy Note 8

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With more and more smartphones launching with a dual camera system, or two lenses on the back, we're taking a look at where this has all come from and romp through the history of dual lens smartphones. Dual lens cameras on smartphones aren't new, with... >>

Incredible "naked people" YouTube video will melt your brain

Incredible "naked people" YouTube video will melt your brain

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Director David Lewandowski caused quite a viral stir in 2013, with his crazy and brilliant "Late for Meeting" video. It starred a CGI, androgynous mannequin and its car, moving in very mysterious ways to music.More 30.5 million viewers have watched it... >>