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Netflix's first wave of original films: What are they and when can you watch?

Netflix's first wave of original films: What are they and when can you watch?

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Netflix is growing up. It's moving on from original series (like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black) to original films, and those films are coming very soon. Netflix has in fact just announced when the first wave will roll out to its streaming... >>

Sony's 1TB PS4 to arrive in the UK this month, bundled with PlayStation TV

Sony's 1TB PS4 to arrive in the UK this month, bundled with PlayStation TV

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You'll be able to get your hands on Sony's "1TB Ultimate Player Editon" of the PlayStation 4 in less than two weeks. Sony has confirmed the new console, which primarily features a hefty storage upgrade, will launch in the UK on 15 July for £349.99. Sony... >>

This is a real-life Star Trek Communicator that actually works as a Bluetooth handset

This is a real-life Star Trek Communicator that actually works as a Bluetooth handset

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A company has taken Star Trek's iconic Communicator (the "last remaining Communicator prop in the universe", in fact), 3D-scanned every curve, line, and texture of the original housing, and recreated the device from die-cast metal. But that's not the... >>

Withings Activité and Activité Pop now offer automatic swim tracking

Withings Activité and Activité Pop now offer automatic swim tracking

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Withings has announced that swim tracking is now available on the Activité and the Activité Pop. Just in time for the summer to start here in the UK, the stylish activity trackers from Withings are, according to the company, the first devices to automatically... >>

Drive smarter with the ExoMount Touch universal car mount

Drive smarter with the ExoMount Touch universal car mount

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Going hands-free when you want to use your phone while you’re driving is a must - and it’s never been easier than with the ExoMount Touch universal car mount. Pick it up now at Pocket-lint Deals for $19.99 (£13), a savings of 33 per cent. The ExoMount... >>

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have both been around long enough now to consider them part of the furniture. And it's not too long before Apple traditionally launches its new range of handsets, so that means it's time to look toward the near future and speculate... >>

BBC micro:bit promised for 1 million 11-12 year olds in the UK

BBC micro:bit promised for 1 million 11-12 year olds in the UK

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The BBC has spearheaded a new initiative to bring a pocket sized computer to all 11 and 12-year-olds (Year 7) in the UK. Called the micro:bit, the new computer, which many will see as an alternative to the Raspberry Pi computer, will offer kids the chance... >>

HTC Aero: Everything we know about HTC's next hero phone

HTC Aero: Everything we know about HTC's next hero phone

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HTC's last two flagships released with nearly indentical designs, but now, for the first time in a couple of years, it's getting ready to break away from tradition and launch a new smartphone line. Or at least that's what all the latest reports, rumours,... >>

The Rook is EE's £49 4G handset

The Rook is EE's £49 4G handset

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EE has announced a new addition to its bird-named handsets with the launch of the Rook. The Rook joins the line-up that includes the Harrier and Harrier Mini, but this model is available for just £49 for new customers, or £39 for existing customers.... >>

Microsoft's new Tossup app for iOS and Android makes it easier to meet with friends

Microsoft's new Tossup app for iOS and Android makes it easier to meet with friends

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Have you ever tried texting a group of friends, hoping to make plans for the weekend, and then, of course, nothing pans out for whatever reason, and you're stuck at home alone with your two cats and Netflix? No? Just us? Well, the Microsoft Garage team... >>

Microsoft just killed Xbox Music but will still let you get your groove on

Microsoft just killed Xbox Music but will still let you get your groove on

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Say goodbye to Xbox Music and hello to Groove. Microsoft has announced the Xbox Music brand is no more. But the service is still alive and well. The company explained in a blog post that it has rebranded the service to Groove, because "Groove describes... >>

Amazon's Cloud Drive app is finally here, but you can't do much with it

Amazon's Cloud Drive app is finally here, but you can't do much with it

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Amazon has long offered a cloud-storage service, but now, for the first time, it's getting a bit more fully featured and useful for people who primarily work from their phone or tablet. Amazon's cloud-computing division - called Amazon Web Services -... >>

Which Android Wear smartwatch is best for you? Asus vs LG vs Motorola vs Samsung vs Sony

Which Android Wear smartwatch is best for you? Asus vs LG vs Motorola vs Samsung vs Sony

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Smartwatches are growing in popularity and they have come along way since the original models launched. The smartphone platform you have will dictate the smartwatch models available to you but as you are reading this feature - chances are you have an... >>

Panasonic Smart Home system wants to keep your house and shed safe

Panasonic Smart Home system wants to keep your house and shed safe

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Panasonic has announced that its Smart Home system is coming to the UK, looking to provide another solution for security, monitoring and smart control.  Panasonic's system offers a range of components that all link to a central hub using DECT ULE. ... >>

GoPro goes small with the Hero4 Session

GoPro goes small with the Hero4 Session

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GoPro has announced its smallest camera yet, the GoPro Hero4 Session.  The new camera takes on a smaller cube format and doesn't need a separate waterproof case. It's designed to expand the versatility of the GoPro family, with GoPro saying it's 50 per... >>

Apple Pay UK expected to go live on 14 July

Apple Pay UK expected to go live on 14 July

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Apple Pay is coming to the UK in July, but so far Apple has remained tight-lipped on exactly when you'll be able to pay using your iPhone, rather than your debit or credit card. It looks like Waitrose has now spilled the flageolet beans thanks to a leaked... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 design leak serves up no surprises at all

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 design leak serves up no surprises at all

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One of the hottest devices to launch in 2015 will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Riding high following the SGS6 and the SGS6 edge, the Note is already seeing a lot of rumour and speculation. Joining the fray is a leaked CAD (computer aided design), a 3D... >>

Oculus Rift meets adult entertainment: VR porn is here

Oculus Rift meets adult entertainment: VR porn is here

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The adult entertainment industry has been pioneering in many ways, especially when it comes to delivery of content through the adoption of emerging technologies.  Private browsing, secure online payments, streaming, home movie formats, adoption of 4K,... >>

Browse the Internet securely with two years of TigerVPN for 72 per cent off

Browse the Internet securely with two years of TigerVPN for 72 per cent off

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  If you want to protect your private information from hackers and browse online securely (even while using public Wi-Fi) wherever you are in the world, using a virtual private network (VPN) is essential. We've put together a deal on one of the best... >>

The summer gift guide: Toys

The summer gift guide: Toys

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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy as the saying goes and you certainly won't have a dull moment playing with any of these gadgets this summer. Whether its immersing yourself in the world of VR or flying high with a drone, these are some of the... >>

The summer gift guide: Active and adventure gadgets

The summer gift guide: Active and adventure gadgets

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You're an on the go type of person, we can tell that, and here are six on the go gadgets that are perfect for the summer. Whether it is giving you access to your music and running stats on a training session or powering your tablet in the car, these gadgets... >>

The summer gift guide: Business travel gadgets

The summer gift guide: Business travel gadgets

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Just because it's summer doesn't mean you get to stop working. But whether you are travelling for work or pleasure these gadgets will take care of your precious kit.  Griffin Keyboard Wired with Lightning Connector Connect to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod... >>

Prime Day, 15 July, celebrates 20 years of Amazon with MASSIVE sales

Prime Day, 15 July, celebrates 20 years of Amazon with MASSIVE sales

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Amazon is throwing a twentieth birthday party and you're all invited along for the mega sales. Well, if you're a Prime member, anyway. Amazon has announced that it will be running lots of deals on Prime Day, Wednesday 15 July, so you can snap up a bargain... >>

Could Sony be planning Xperia Z5 launch for September?

Could Sony be planning Xperia Z5 launch for September?

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Rumours are circulating that Sony might be looking to launch a true flagship model in the Xperia Z5, with September as the timeframe for launch. Sony's launches in 2015 have been a little confusing. After the Sony Xperia Z3 - which is a great phone -... >>

The summer gift guide: Power on the go gadgets

The summer gift guide: Power on the go gadgets

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Power, we all need it, even more so when we travel. Here are some of the best portable power chargers or adapters to make the most of your gadgets when you are on the go this summer.  Griffin 2-in-1 USB to MicroUSB/Lightning Retractable Cable Compact,... >>