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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

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Samsung's next Note device was unveiled at an event on 23 August in New York following months of rumours. The new Galaxy Note 8 joins the Galaxy S8 and S8+ as the company's third flagship smartphone in 2017, adding a stylus to the mix.The question is,... >>

Libratone adds Alexa skill, voice integration, and AirPlay 2 to Zipp speaker

Libratone adds Alexa skill, voice integration, and AirPlay 2 to Zipp speaker

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Libratone Zipp is about to get voice integration and more. What does that mean? First, the Zipp wireless speaker will now work with Alexa, allowing people to voice control not only their Zipp but also connected devices. Simply tap it, then say, “Play... >>

LG officially launches the LG V30: Wide screen, wide-angle, wide appeal

LG officially launches the LG V30: Wide screen, wide-angle, wide appeal

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LG said a fair amount about the LG V30 in the run up to the launch event at IFA 2017. There's some significance in the launch, as this is the first mobile device launch at the Berlin technology show.The change of approach may have come about because LG's... >>

BeoPlay E8 are B&O Play's first completely wireless in-ears

BeoPlay E8 are B&O Play's first completely wireless in-ears

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Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle arm, B&O Play, has joined the numerous other headphone brands in releasing a pair of in-ears without a single wire in sight. B&O Play BeoPlay E4 noise-cancelling in-ears promise uninterrupted Scandi sound The Beoplay E8 are... >>

TomTom update introduces Fitness Points and better workout planning

TomTom update introduces Fitness Points and better workout planning

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Lots of people have accepted the measure of 10,000 steps as gospel: walk 10,000 steps a day and you'll be doing yourself some good. It's an arbitrary figure and while it's convenient for some, it really takes nothing about your personal circumstances... >>

Samsung IFA 2017: What was unveiled and how to re-watch event

Samsung IFA 2017: What was unveiled and how to re-watch event

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Samsung has turned its attention to consumer electronics.It hosted a press conference during IFA 2017 in Berlin to showcase products designed to cater for "your new normal" -- that's its tagline, not ours. The event already streamed, but you can re-watch... >>

Samsung updates its Gear IconX wireless earbuds with a battery boost

Samsung updates its Gear IconX wireless earbuds with a battery boost

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Samsung has announced another device alongside the Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro while at IFA in Berlin.It's not another fitness tracker or a watch, but it is a wearable. Samsung introduced the 2018 version of its Gear IconX wireless earbuds. The original... >>

Samsung takes the wraps off its new Gear Sport fitness smartwatch

Samsung takes the wraps off its new Gear Sport fitness smartwatch

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Samsung has introduced a new fitness-focused smartwatch.The Samsung Gear Sport is different from last year's Gear S3 in that it adds 5 ATM water resistance for swimming. Samsung said it's good for salt and freshwater. If you're considering this watch,... >>

It's official: Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker

It's official: Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker

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An upgraded version of the Samsung Gear Fit 2 has arrived.After weeks of leaks, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit 2 Pro. The most stand-out features with this device is that it adds 5 ATM swim-ready water resistance, onboard GPS, and access to offline... >>

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips

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Asus has updated a few laptops that it introduced at Computex in May.While at IFA 2017 in Berlin, the company announced its range of ZenBook Flip-branded laptops will now come with Intel's new 8th-generation Core chips. We don't yet know exact UK pricing... >>

Panasonic adds 77-inch EZ1002 monster to 4K HDR OLED TV range

Panasonic adds 77-inch EZ1002 monster to 4K HDR OLED TV range

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During its IFA 2017 press conference, Panasonic announced that it is adding a 77-inch model to its line of 4K HDR OLED televisions.Coming this Autumn, the Panasonic EZ1002 has a 77-inch screen and, along with the EZ952, fits into the company's 4K Pro... >>

Audio Technica ATH-ADX5000 are £2000 of audiophile headphone heaven

Audio Technica ATH-ADX5000 are £2000 of audiophile headphone heaven

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While catering for the majority of music listeners with a plethora of wireless headphones, Audio Technica has also produced a pair of audiophile-grade reference headphones for those who want to hear their music with exquisite detail.Called the ATH-ADX5000... >>

iPhone 8 features fully revealed in detailed report

iPhone 8 features fully revealed in detailed report

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There has been a lot said about the iPhone 8 in the last few months and we're pretty sure that, as we rush headlong to a prospective announcement event on 12 September, there'll be more to come yet. However, one report shows a more complete picture of... >>

Audio Technica announces new wireless headphone models for the discerning music listener on-the-go

Audio Technica announces new wireless headphone models for the discerning music listener on-the-go

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Headphone experts Audio Technica has used IFA 2017 to introduce several new pairs of headphones, designed to cater for all music listeners.Chief among the new products are the ATH-AR5BT wireless over-ear headphones, which are targeted at those who want... >>

Google Assistant comes to three more speakers, including Panasonic GA10, plus LG appliances

Google Assistant comes to three more speakers, including Panasonic GA10, plus LG appliances

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Google is bringing Google Assistant to more third-party devices from manufacturers, including speakers and appliances.The company revealed it partnered with Anker, Mobvoi, and Panasonic so that Google Assistant will be built directly into new speakers.... >>

What is Caviar and where can you use it to order food?

What is Caviar and where can you use it to order food?

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One thing that's great about cities is all the food.It's everywhere, and it's amazing. There are so many restaurants and cafes and places to choose from, but what's even more amazing is that in many cities you can just order food from these joints and... >>

Acer unveils Holo360 and Vision360 cameras for use on-the-go and in the car

Acer unveils Holo360 and Vision360 cameras for use on-the-go and in the car

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Acer has announced two new 360-degree cameras in the form of the Holo360 and Vision360. The former is a general-use camera for creating videos that can be viewed through virtual reality headsets, while the latter is for use in the car to record collisions... >>

Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges

Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges

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Acer has introduced new models to its Swift, Spin and Switch convertible and detachable Windows 10 devices at IFA 2017.Starting with the Switch 7 Black Edition, which takes the title of being the world's first fanless 2-in-1 notebook with discrete graphics.... >>

Amazon Alexa users will soon be able to use Microsoft Cortana and vice versa

Amazon Alexa users will soon be able to use Microsoft Cortana and vice versa

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Amazon and Microsoft have jointly announced compatibility between their respective Alexa and Cortana voice assistants.You will soon be able to use Alexa on an Amazon Echo or another supported device to access Cortana features. In return, you will also... >>

Acer bets big on Chromebooks with the Chromebook 15

Acer bets big on Chromebooks with the Chromebook 15

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Acer has used the IFA show in Berlin, Germany to announce the latest version of the Chromebook 15, the only Chromebook in the world with a large, 15.6-inch display. This new version comes with a refreshed aluminium design and a longer battery life, at... >>

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Eclipse is a 4K OLED TV with real class

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Eclipse is a 4K OLED TV with real class

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Bang & Olufsen has partnered with LG for its latest television, as announced at IFA 2017.The B&O BeoVision Eclipse is a 4K HDR TV using an LG OLED panel and comes in 55 and 65-inch variants.What makes it distinct and different from LG's own OLED offerings... >>

Polar OH1 is an optical heart rate accessory you can wear instead of a chest strap

Polar OH1 is an optical heart rate accessory you can wear instead of a chest strap

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Polar has an innovative solution for fitness fans in the OH1, a optical heart rate sensor accessory, that will be welcome news for those who don't like wearing a chest strap. Chest straps have long been the norm for heart rate sensors, or were the norm... >>

You can play SteamVR games at a fraction of the cost of a HTC Vive with Zeiss VR One Connect

You can play SteamVR games at a fraction of the cost of a HTC Vive with Zeiss VR One Connect

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Zeiss has announced a mobile headset and VR system that works with PC-based SteamVR games, yet costs much less than a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.The Zeiss system even works with an existing mobile VR headset, such as a Samsung Gear VR - all you need are... >>

Google ARCore: Android's equivalent to Apple ARKit explained

Google ARCore: Android's equivalent to Apple ARKit explained

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Google just announced something called ARCore.As you might've guessed, ARCore is Android’s version of Apple ARKit. It's a baked-in augmented reality platform that developers can leverage. It's different from Tango, another AR effort by Google that relies... >>

What is Tinder and how does it work?

What is Tinder and how does it work?

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Dating isn't what it used to be.Over the past couple decades, online dating has revolutionised the game. You no longer have to hit on people at bars and get rejected face-to-face. You can now carefully construct your virtual profile with coy details and... >>

Whoa - Amazon Echo is out of stock: Is a new model coming soon?

Whoa - Amazon Echo is out of stock: Is a new model coming soon?

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OMG. Amazon might announce Amazon Echo 2 soon. Here's the deal: in July, reports began emerging about Amazon's plan to finally update its original Echo later this year. The company reportedly has been working on ways to improve the speaker, which include... >>

This Pokemon Go-like Walking Dead game lets you kill zombies in real life

This Pokemon Go-like Walking Dead game lets you kill zombies in real life

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What would you do in a zombie apocalypse?With the latest Walking Dead game, you won't have to imagine anymore. It's a location-based augmented reality app that immerses you into the action of the hit AMC TV show. Similar to Pokemon Go, which also uses... >>

What is Metromile pay-per-mile insurance and how does it work?

What is Metromile pay-per-mile insurance and how does it work?

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Imagine a world where your auto insurance costs are based on the miles you drive.Think about it: Whether you drive 50 miles a day or 5 miles a day, we all get lumped into the same category and have to pay up. And, more often than not, our auto insurance... >>

Amazon takes aim at Sonos, enables multi-room music for Echo

Amazon takes aim at Sonos, enables multi-room music for Echo

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It looks like the rumours were true. Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo devices now support 'multi-room music'.Amazon has announced that you can use its voice assistant to control and synchronise music across multiple Amazon Echo devices. All you have to do... >>

Brits can use Amazon Echo to order Ocado shopping

Brits can use Amazon Echo to order Ocado shopping

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Ocado now offers an Alexa skill in order to order groceries through an Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device. Just bark commands at the Echo and the grocery delivery service will have you covered.As long as you have an existing Ocado account, you... >>

Reasons to buy the Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones for your morning commute

Reasons to buy the Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones for your morning commute

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So you've just started your commute to work - whether that's by bus, train or subway - and you want to listen to music, watch a video or play a video game without disturbing your neighbours.You'll need headphones, then.For the best in terms of versatility... >>

Sonos smart speaker launch date revealed as 4 October

Sonos smart speaker launch date revealed as 4 October

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Sonos has been rumoured to be introducing an Amazon Echo-style smart speaker to its line-up for a while, but now we know the date it is likely to be unveiled.The company has sent out invites to a launch event in New York on 4 October. It features a mouth... >>

Samsung Family Hub fridges to get voice support in UK and Europe too

Samsung Family Hub fridges to get voice support in UK and Europe too

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Samsung introduced its second generation Family Hub refrigerator at CES 2017 and, ahead of the IFA 2017 consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, has announced that European users will soon be able to use one of its highlight features: voice control.European... >>

Samsung's latest trademark suggests a new 360-degree camera is coming

Samsung's latest trademark suggests a new 360-degree camera is coming

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Samsung might already be developing a new Gear 360 camera.In March, Samsung introduced an all-new Gear 360 virtual reality camera to coincide with the launch of the Samsung VR content platform. It also joined the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy... >>

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

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Sony has announced cheaper PlayStation VR bundles.The company said it will start selling a $399 “core” PSVR set, which includes the VR headset and a PlayStation Camera, but it'll only be sold in the US and Canada ($499 CAD). There's also a more expensive... >>

Insta360 One is a 360-degree 4K camera with a 'bullet time' mode

Insta360 One is a 360-degree 4K camera with a 'bullet time' mode

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Are you looking to buy a 360-degree camera?You might want to consider Shenzen-based Insta360, which makes 360-degree cameras, including the new $299 Insta360 One for mobile devices. It uses two cameras to capture 4K at 30 frames per second. It also takes... >>

Microsoft gives update on Mixed Reality platform: Headset pricing, SteamVR support, and new games

Microsoft gives update on Mixed Reality platform: Headset pricing, SteamVR support, and new games

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Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is starting to take shape.The Dell Visor, which is Dell’s first headset for Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform, will be available from 17 October for $349.99, or you can get it in a bundle with two... >>

Apple might announce the next iPhones at an event on 12 September

Apple might announce the next iPhones at an event on 12 September

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Apple could announce its latest iPhone models in about two weeks.The company is reportedly holding an event on 12 September, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. It is expected to release three new devices: a tenth anniversary flagship... >>

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

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Fitbit has been kicking around for a years, sitting at the top of its activity tracking class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness.Chances are if you are reading this feature, you too have heard of it. The problem... >>

Fitbit Ionic: Release date, specs and everything you need to know about Fitbit's GPS smartwatch

Fitbit Ionic: Release date, specs and everything you need to know about Fitbit's GPS smartwatch

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Fitbit is well known in the activity tracking field but until now, it had yet to fully take the leap into the smartwatch world. The Fitbit Blaze was an attempt at bridging the gap between fitness tracker and smartwatch but it was never an Apple Watch or... >>

Fitbit redesigns its Wi-Fi smart scales, say hello to Aria 2

Fitbit redesigns its Wi-Fi smart scales, say hello to Aria 2

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Fitbit has redesigned its Aria Wi-Fi scales, introducing the Aria 2 scales that bring improved accuracy, an improved display and easier setup.The Aria Wi-Fi scales first launched in 2010, tracking weight, body fat percentage, BMI and lean mass. They... >>

Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Flyer: Fitness tracking giant introduces GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones

Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Flyer: Fitness tracking giant introduces GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones

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Fitbit has announced its long-rumoured GPS smartwatch in the form of the Fitbit Ionic, alongside a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones called Fitbit Flyer.The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch has an aluminium build with interchangeable straps and it comes with... >>

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Conor McGregor: When is it and how can I watch it online?

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Conor McGregor: When is it and how can I watch it online?

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. one of the most decorated boxers of his generation, is set to take on Conor McGregor, who is possibly the best ultimate fighting champion, in a bout that is set to generate around $700 million, and $100 million for each fighter.The... >>

What is Facebook 360 photo capture and how does it work?

What is Facebook 360 photo capture and how does it work?

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Facebook has long supported different types of media, and it's latest feature, called 360 photo capture, is a prime example.The company has updated its main Facebook app so that you can capture and share 360-degree photos. No, you don't need a 360-degree... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your new 6.3-inch phablet

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your new 6.3-inch phablet

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If you bought the Note 8, you'll want to protect your investment.Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 has just been announced, and it's priced at £869 in the UK, which isn't exactly cheap. It would suck to get this device, then drop it within the first week of... >>

10 tech innovations that will shortly change the world

10 tech innovations that will shortly change the world

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Technology has the power to do many things, and changing the world is one of them.We're privileged to be living in a time where science and technology can assist us, make our lives easier and rethink the ways we go about our daily lives.The technology... >>

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant app for iOS has arrived in the UK

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant app for iOS has arrived in the UK

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Three months after launching Google Assistant for iOS in the US, Google has brought the app to the UK.Assistant has truly become a multi-platform assistant at this point, though it does have some restrictions on non-Android devices. For instance, when... >>

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Note 8

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Note 8

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Here we round up the best handset deals available to you in the US for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 preview: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 follows-up from the Samsung Galaxy S8 that launched earlier... >>

Going to a festival this year? Libratone Too is the speaker to take with you, here's why

Going to a festival this year? Libratone Too is the speaker to take with you, here's why

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Some audio speakers are designed to stay in the living room, others have a bit more versatility and can work all around the house. Then there's the Libratone Too, which is just as comfortable in the great outdoors. Wherever you go, this speaker can go,... >>

These official Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact images suggest some minor differences to its bigger brother

These official Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact images suggest some minor differences to its bigger brother

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Just a day after official pictures of the Xperia XZ1 appeared in a leaked listing on Amazon, pictures of its Compact sibling have leaked via German website Winfuture.de. Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: What's the story so far?  In true Sony style,... >>