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Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

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During E3 this year, Microsoft unveiled not one but two future consoles. Project Scorpio will be the company's flagship, with full 4K gaming and high-end PC style specifications, but the first to hit the market is the Xbox One S.The Xbox One S is a bridge... >>

Apple could introduce truly wireless charging with iPhone 8

Apple could introduce truly wireless charging with iPhone 8

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Apple is expected to skip the 'S' generation for next year's iPhone release and go straight for 8. Because it will be 10 years of the iPhone, it's hoped the tech giant will make some huge changes to the ubiquitous device rather than just incremental updates.... >>

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2016 #BusterTheBoxer commercial

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2016 #BusterTheBoxer commercial

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Over the last few years, John Lewis has firmly ensconced itself as the king of the Christmas commercial, not only with extended short movies but with cover versions of songs that make it to the top five of the British music charts.Each year's effort becomes... >>

Nikon launches D5600 DSLR with Bluetooth for instant photo sharing

Nikon launches D5600 DSLR with Bluetooth for instant photo sharing

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Nikon has taken the wraps off its latest DLSR, the entry-level D5600, which it says is designed for photography hobbyists and content creators. The D5600 is the successor to the D5500 and features a similar 3.2-inch LCD screen that can flip out and be... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 can try a taste of Nougat with the 'Galaxy Beta Program'

Samsung Galaxy S7 can try a taste of Nougat with the 'Galaxy Beta Program'

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Samsung has announced a 'Galaxy Beta Program' for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners in the UK, US, Korea, with customers in China getting access soon. The beta program is available on a first-come first-serve basis and provides an early look at what Android... >>

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

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Previously called PlayStation Neo, PS4K or PS4.5, the PS4 Pro (reviewed here) is Sony's first ever mid-generation major console upgrade and it's now available to one and all.You can now get your hands on the 4K gaming powerhouse, so here's everything... >>

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

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The PS4 Pro is finally here and heralds the beginning of 4K HDR console gaming.You can read our in-depth review of the PlayStation 4 Pro here, but if you've already decided to match your 4K HDR TV with the best games machine on the planet you're probably... >>

Google Android Auto update brings car mode to all Android smartphones

Google Android Auto update brings car mode to all Android smartphones

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Android Auto is Google's answer to Apple CarPlay. It lets you view compatible apps from your smartphone on the car's main head unit display, leaving you to keep your eyes on the road and ultimately be a safer driver.Google is all too aware that some people... >>

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

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Let's be real: Lenses are the best part of Snapchat.The popular mobile app enables you to capture photos and videos and overlay them with doodles, text, filters, and lenses. Lenses are animated overlays that augment your face. You can see yourself - in... >>

Amazing leak claims Samsung Galaxy S8 models will both have edge display, with larger screen sizes

Amazing leak claims Samsung Galaxy S8 models will both have edge display, with larger screen sizes

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South Korean news outlet The Bell has reported Samsung will make two versions of the Galaxy S8 smartphone, one with a 6.2-inch screen, to help lure disappointed Note 7 customers.The other version is said to have a 5.7-inch screen, which is slightly larger... >>

All future Lenovo phones will be released under the Moto brand

All future Lenovo phones will be released under the Moto brand

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Lenovo has announced that all of its future smartphones will be sold under the Moto brand name, as it looks to bring together its existing business with Motorola's after acquiring the latter company in 2014. Lenovo P2 preview: Boasting a 5,100mAh battery... >>

The Timex IQ+ Move is a basic fitness tracker in a sleek analogue watch body

The Timex IQ+ Move is a basic fitness tracker in a sleek analogue watch body

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American watchmaker Timex has launched the IQ+ Move fitness tracker, disguised as a regular watch. It can only carry out basic tracking functions, such as distance travelled, number of steps taken and calories burned, and can also track your sleep. Timex... >>

Dell Stack would combine all Windows 10 computing experiences into one mobile device

Dell Stack would combine all Windows 10 computing experiences into one mobile device

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A Venture Beat report from Evan Blass, the often reliable Twitter tipster, has laid out alleged plans for a Dell/Intel partnership to create a Windows 10 ecosystem of products. Windows 10 Mobile review: A new hope? Blass says the two companies started... >>

Seven ways to protect your gadgets from damage

Seven ways to protect your gadgets from damage

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Here are seven ways to protect your gadgets from damage:1. A case in pointRemember the last time you were taking a photo with your phone? Was that the time when, just as you were marvelling at its pleasing smoothness you also realised it was darned slippery... >>

GoPro recalls Karma drone due to loss of power

GoPro recalls Karma drone due to loss of power

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GoPro has announced it is recalling all 2500 Karma drones sold since October 23rd because some units have lost power during operation. GoPro has said only a small number of drones have been affected, but is recalling all of them to be safe. GoPro Karma... >>

Apple now directly sells refurbished unlocked iPhones again

Apple now directly sells refurbished unlocked iPhones again

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Apple has an online refurbished store for Macs and iPads - but it's just been updated to include the iPhone again, for the first time in almost a decade.At a time when smartphone sales are flatlining and Apple is expected to move fewer and fewer units... >>

Electric Jukebox launches, bringing millions of songs to your TV

Electric Jukebox launches, bringing millions of songs to your TV

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 Electric Jukebox is the latest music streaming player to hit the UK. It's backed by celebrities including Robbie Williams, Stephen Fry, Sheryl Crow and Alesha Dixon and aims to add nearly 30 million songs to your TV. Which is the best music streaming... >>

Huawei could be next to create a bezel-free phone

Huawei could be next to create a bezel-free phone

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Bezel-free phones are starting to become like buses, wait long enough and three come along at once. Xiaomi unveiled the first one, the Mi Mix, at the end of October, then images of an alleged smartphone from Meizu leaked.The Meizu phone appears to have... >>

Five exciting new engineering inventions set to change the world

Five exciting new engineering inventions set to change the world

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has just launched its Start Your Story campaign for young engineers and innovators on their journey to becoming entrepreneurs.The IET has highlighted a selection of inspirational winners and finalists... >>

What is HDR, what TVs support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

What is HDR, what TVs support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

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The television industry never stands still, with manufacturers introducing new technologies every year to improve their TVs and convince you that now is the time to upgrade.Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs, we've seen the... >>

More Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go

More Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go

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 If you've been playing Pokémon Go since day 1 you may be starting to find the game is now starting to lack the same excitement as when it was first released. There's only so many times you can catch a Pidgey, Rattata or Caterpie.The good news is there... >>

Samsung openly apologises to European Note 7 owners, promises to do better

Samsung openly apologises to European Note 7 owners, promises to do better

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Samsung Europe has published an open and frank letter of apology to all European owners of the Galaxy Note 7, including those in the UK.President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Europe, YH Eom, says that the company is still investigating every aspect... >>

How to solve Sick Building Syndrome at home and work

How to solve Sick Building Syndrome at home and work

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Sick Building Syndrome is a condition caused by volatile organic compounds (VOC) in large quantities. People and pets release VOCs when they breathe, perspire or digest, but they are also released from other common items, such as carpet, paint, furniture... >>

Qualcomm all but confirms OnePlus 3T with Snapdragon 821 processor

Qualcomm all but confirms OnePlus 3T with Snapdragon 821 processor

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Rumours have been circling for some time suggesting OnePlus will release an updated version of the OnePlus 3 smartphone with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. The OnePlus 3 launched with the Snapdragon 820, just missing out on the launch of the... >>

Sony could launch 4K Xperia smartphone at CES 2017

Sony could launch 4K Xperia smartphone at CES 2017

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Two Sony Xperia smartphones recently passed through the European Economics Commission with the model numbers G3112 and G3121. The phones are expected to be the first of a new flagship series and have been tipped to launch at MWC 2017, but now a user on... >>