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LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

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LG announced the Stylus 2 smartphone at Mobile World Congress back in March and it is now available exclusively through O2 in the UK. The device arrived alongside the X Series of smartphones, as well as the flagship LG G5 and while its specs aren't groundbreaking,... >>

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

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HP has unveiled an addition to its Chromebook range that offers similar spec to the recently released 2016 model of the MacBook. However, it costs almost a third of Apple's computer. The HP Chromebook 13 starts at $499 (£342) while the entry-level superslim... >>

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

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You might have noticed a strange hashtag at the trending charts on Twitter today, at least in the UK. "#EdBallsDay" is riding strong with more than 20,000 tweets today alone. But what is Ed Balls Day and why are so many posting funny comments about it... >>

The Iron Man Civil War Xbox One is the best console you'll never own

The Iron Man Civil War Xbox One is the best console you'll never own

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We've seen plenty of special edition Xbox One consoles in the last couple of years, with a different coloured or designed model coming out with just about every major release, but we can safely say that the customised Iron Man variant is the best. It... >>

Learn how to take better pictures

Learn how to take better pictures

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Have you ever wanted to get more from your camera, or to understand how to actually use it rather than just using the "Automatic" setting all the time?  Udemy's courses are designed to take you through the process of understanding your camera so you... >>

LG Stylus 2 first smartphone with DAB+ radio, now available from O2

LG Stylus 2 first smartphone with DAB+ radio, now available from O2

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The LG Stylus 2 smartphone is now available exclusively through O2 in the UK. The 5.7-inch device is available for no up-front cost on plans priced from £19 a month. It is also available as a pay as you go handset. LG unveiled the device during Mobile... >>

Samsung Gear VR 2 could work without needing a phone

Samsung Gear VR 2 could work without needing a phone

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Samsung has confirmed that it is working on a virtual reality headset that won't need a phone to provide the screen. It could even be completely self-contained, offering wireless VR without needing any separate device or PC at all. The current Samsung... >>

Next Nexus (2016): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Next Nexus (2016): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Google's Nexus programme gives birth to a pure Android smartphone every year, sometimes two, or perhaps a tablet. The idea behind the Nexus is to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. It's given... >>

Build the next Instagram or Uber with The Complete Android Developer Course

Build the next Instagram or Uber with The Complete Android Developer Course

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If you have an idea for a great new app or simply a desire to learn to code, Android is a great place to start. Android developers are some of the most highly in-demand programmers out there, and The Complete Android Developer Course will get you started.... >>

Facebook is killing it: 1.5 billion monthly active users log on from mobile devices

Facebook is killing it: 1.5 billion monthly active users log on from mobile devices

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Facebook has posted its first-quarter results for 2016, and it's clear from the report that the company is absolutely killing it. Revenues for the period that ended on 31 March hit $5.4 billion, up 57 per cent from the year-ago quarter, when Facebook... >>

HTC likely making Google's next Nexus devices, M1 (Marlin) and S1 (Sailfish)

HTC likely making Google's next Nexus devices, M1 (Marlin) and S1 (Sailfish)

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We now know which company might be making Google's next Android N devices and what they're internally called, thanks to two new reports. Evan Blass, who often writes for Venture Beat and is a well-known leakster, has claimed that Google's next Nexus... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Schematics leak shows phone design with dual cameras

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Schematics leak shows phone design with dual cameras

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Apple might have three phones to unveil this autumn, including a Pro edition of the iPhone 7 with a dual-lens camera setup and no headphone jack, according to recently-leaked design schematics. Last month, an image surfaced showing a new 5.5-inch flagship... >>

BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg: New renders show midrange Android phones

BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg: New renders show midrange Android phones

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5 May update: Leaked images recently appeared online claiming to show the upcoming BlackBerry Hamburg and Rome handsets, but it's now been made clear that those images were not leaked from BlackBerry itself but instead renders created by someone who claims... >>

Beijing Auto Show in pictures: The best cars from the China show

Beijing Auto Show in pictures: The best cars from the China show

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You might have heard that China is the second biggest car market in the world. But when it comes to Chinese car brands most Westerners are still blissfully unaware of the homegrown Chinese car market. If you do have an impression of such brands, it's... >>

You can now control your Android TV with this iPhone app

You can now control your Android TV with this iPhone app

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Google has quietly launched a new iPhone app for Android TV.  Television manufacturers like Sony and Sharp make Android TV sets. These are TVs running the Android smart TV platform developed by Google. It was announced in 2014 and is the successor... >>

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

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HTC's latest and greatest flagship is finally here. The HTC 10 is a beautiful device offering a full metal build, chamfered edges on the front and the rear, as well as some cracking specs. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powers the show, supported by 4GB... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?

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If you're into smartphones, you probably already know that Samsung is lining up to be crowned with the Galaxy S7. The company has already seen success with its newest smartphone, but it has another challenger. HTC is back and this time there's a serious... >>

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare leaked, coming 4 November

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare leaked, coming 4 November

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Thanks to a leak by a Reddit user (who has since been deleted), we now know the next Call of Duty game's name and release date. An image of a reservation card from US store Target reveals the name Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and its American street... >>

You'll be driving with autonomous Volvo cars on UK roads in 2017

You'll be driving with autonomous Volvo cars on UK roads in 2017

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Self-driving cars are going to hit the roads sooner than expected, with the UK helping lead the way. This time next year you could be on the same roads as cars that are driving themselves, thanks to new Volvo plans. Volvo has announced that it will be... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

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Apple officially unveiled several new devices at an event in March, one of which was the update to the iPad Air 2, only it doesn't sit in the Air range. The company chose not to succeed the iPad Air 2 during its September 2015 event when it revealed... >>

Microsoft Surface Phone: What's the story so far?

Microsoft Surface Phone: What's the story so far?

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Microsoft has had a tough time finding the perfect smartphone to push its Windows operating system, even after buying Lumia. Now the company is reportedly working on a fresh start to help push Windows 10 onto its ideal smartphone, which is being called... >>

Never lose your keys again Land Rover owners, Tile just teamed up

Never lose your keys again Land Rover owners, Tile just teamed up

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Tile is a smart Bluetooth tag that can be found using your smartphone, so it makes sense that Land Rover has teamed up with its creators to make sure you never lose you car keys, and more, again. The Land Rover Discovery Sport features the InControl Touch... >>

The Legend of Zelda Wii U delayed until 2017, Nintendo NX version confirmed

The Legend of Zelda Wii U delayed until 2017, Nintendo NX version confirmed

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After Star Fox Zero, the next (and possibly last) big name Nintendo title for the Wii U is The Legend of Zelda. However, it's in serious danger of missing the bus, as it has been put back again until 2017. Originally planned for a 2015 release, the upcoming... >>

LG G5 SE is the new alternative to the flagship modular smartphone

LG G5 SE is the new alternative to the flagship modular smartphone

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The LG G5 is still newly unleashed and already a slightly varied version has appeared, dubbed the LG G5 SE. The LG G5 SE was reviewed on Russian site Hi-Tech but has otherwise had no official details pushed out. While the SE is a slightly less high powered... >>

Still no Mario for iOS or Android, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing instead

Still no Mario for iOS or Android, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing instead

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Nintendo has revealed what its next two mobile apps will be but there's still no sign of Mario. The company has revealed the two games that will follow its first app, Miitomo, and neither of them star the moustachioed plumber. That's not to say they won't... >>