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Samsung Galaxy S8 will not be unveiled at Mobile World Congress, battery testing to blame

Samsung Galaxy S8 will not be unveiled at Mobile World Congress, battery testing to blame

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 will not be unveiled at Mobile World Congress at the end of February. After months of speculation of will it, won't it?, Samsung's mobile president DJ Koh has given a clear indication that the phone will be subject to more testing... >>

Samsung confirms Note 7 batteries to blame, implements new safety checks

Samsung confirms Note 7 batteries to blame, implements new safety checks

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Samsung has published its official findings of why many of its Note 7 smartphones caught fire or exploded last year and it's as most already thought, the batteries were to blame.The findings were backed up by independent organisations, specifically UL,... >>

Google Home tips and tricks: Master your domestic AI

Google Home tips and tricks: Master your domestic AI

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Google Home isn't just a speaker with built-in Google Search.With it, you can control your smart home devices, cue up a movie on your TV, replace your desktop speakers, and more. To get the most out of your Goole Home, you really need to do a deep-dive... >>

LG G6 might come with Google Assistant (and maybe even Alexa)

LG G6 might come with Google Assistant (and maybe even Alexa)

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LG's next flagship could be getting a coveted feature: Google Assistant.Oh, and maybe Amazon Alexa.Currently, the only phones with Google Assistant are the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. If LG were add Assistant to the upcoming LG G6, it would make LG the... >>

Sonos is planning a new speaker with built-in Alexa voice control

Sonos is planning a new speaker with built-in Alexa voice control

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Sonos plans to one day launch a speaker you can control with your voice via Amazon Alexa (and maybe even Google Assistant).It seems like every company is making an Amazon Echo-like speaker, but Sonos isn't your average company. It makes premium speakers... >>

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

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Fitbit brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much, or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format. It delivers the data but it does so in a simple and user-friendly way so you aren't swamped with too... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content having launched throughout 2016, with many more expected for 2017.The idea of VR isn't new. It's been circulating in the tech space for a number of years, but recently,... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL tips and tricks: Getting to grips with Google's phone

Google Pixel and Pixel XL tips and tricks: Getting to grips with Google's phone

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With the Pixel and the Pixel XL, Google has taken a step away from the Nexus programme. While it's still committed to delivering updates to the previous pure Android devices, and while Android Nougat will have many similar features on the Pixel, there... >>

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

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Those hoping to use their new Nintendo Switch consoles to watch streamed and downloaded TV shows and movies need think again. The new machine will not feature video apps, such as Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer, at least at launch.Instead, Nintendo... >>

What's the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

What's the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

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You've probably heard about Snapchat. It's the popular mobile app that allows you to send videos and pictures, both of which will self destruct after a few seconds of a person viewing them.Snapchat is also a fun messaging app. You can capture a photo... >>

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50

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It's not Black Friday, it's not Cyber Monday, it's not even as if Christmas was that recent anymore yet still Amazon is having a sale of sorts.For today only, Friday 20 January, the online retailer is offering £10 off orders placed for over £50.So... >>

Zelda marks the death of Nintendo Wii U, confirmed

Zelda marks the death of Nintendo Wii U, confirmed

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Nintendo has confirmed that after The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is released, the Nintendo Wii U will be effectively dead. There will be no more first-party development for the console.It's all Switch or nothing for future Nintendo games.Speaking... >>

Tag Heuer Connected was a success, new Tag smartwatch arrives in May with NFC and GPS

Tag Heuer Connected was a success, new Tag smartwatch arrives in May with NFC and GPS

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Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver has said in an interview with German publication Neue Zürcher Zeitung that the company's Connected smartwatch was a lot more successful than expected. Tag Heuer thought it would only sell around 20,000 units but it in... >>

Brace yourself - ginger emoji are in the works

Brace yourself - ginger emoji are in the works

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Equality is a beautiful thing.According to a report by Emojipedia, Unicode Technical Committee members, which collectively and officially decide which type of emoji we get, will meet at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino in late January to consider new... >>

LG's Music Flow speakers will soon be Google Home speakers

LG's Music Flow speakers will soon be Google Home speakers

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Forget about Alexa. Google's Assistant is going to be everywhere soon.With Amazon's Alexa appearing in every other gadget these days, it's no surprise to see Google is allowing third-party device makers to integrate its Google Home assistant into their... >>

Tesla cars may be even safer now due to Autopilot, US probe finds

Tesla cars may be even safer now due to Autopilot, US probe finds

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Tesla's got to be gloating right now.The electric automaker's crash rate has fallen ever since it launched its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Thursday that it's finished a preliminary... >>

LinkedIn has an all-new look for the first time in years

LinkedIn has an all-new look for the first time in years

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People use LinkedIn, right?The Microsoft-owned company must be exploring ways to spice things up, because it refreshed its entire professional networking site on Thursday. It has an all-new look that simplifies everything and appears to make it much easier... >>

This app just made homework obsolete

This app just made homework obsolete

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Kids these days got it so easy.Don't believe us? Check out Socratic. It lets you cheat on your homework. As in, it lets you take a pic of any problem, including math problems, whether it's an equation or a written question, and it'll not only show you... >>

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

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

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Like vinyl records, Robot Wars and football hooliganism, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined consoles coming based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... >>

Super Mario Run for Android confirmed for March, pre-registration open

Super Mario Run for Android confirmed for March, pre-registration open

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Having spent the last two weeks as an iOS exclusive, Super Mario Run is soon to launch on Android. Nintendo has tweeted (in Japanese) that it will be available on the platform from March. An exact day is still yet to be revealed.The pre-registration... >>

Fujifilm X-T20 ups resolution, adds touchscreen to mid-level system camera

Fujifilm X-T20 ups resolution, adds touchscreen to mid-level system camera

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The mid-level Fujifilm system camera just got an update: the X-T20. It adds touchscreen control, ups the resolution, adds 4K capture and enhances autofocus compared to its X-T10 predecessor.This DSLR-style mirrorless model has a 24.3-megapixel X-Trans... >>

Fujifilm GFX 50S release date, price and full specification detailed

Fujifilm GFX 50S release date, price and full specification detailed

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The Fujifilm GFX 50S mirrorless medium format camera has an official release date: 23 February 2017. And with a body-only price of £6,199 it's highly affordable for a medium format camera.The GFX 50S features a huge 43.8 x 32.9mm medium format sensor... >>

Fujifilm X100F revealed: The fixed-lens compact king returns... with a £1249 price tag

Fujifilm X100F revealed: The fixed-lens compact king returns... with a £1249 price tag

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Say hello to the high-end compact king. The Fujifilm X100F is the fixed-lens compact in its fourth-generation form, which brings a new layout, enhanced focus system and 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor to the series.Core to the X100 series is its 35mm f/2.0... >>

These leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 front panels hint at phones' design

These leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 front panels hint at phones' design

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Want to know what Samsung's next flagships might look like?Feast your eyes on the photo above. It's yet another look at the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Well, their front panels anyway. As you can see from the leaked photo, both models appear... >>

Confirmed: LG G6 to be announced on 26 February

Confirmed: LG G6 to be announced on 26 February

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The G6 is almost upon us.LG has sent invites to the media for an event to be held in Barcelona, Spain on 26 February, the day before the Mobile World Congress trade show kicks off in the city. Samsung traditionally dominates this Sunday, but the company... >>