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We've reached peak fidget spinner, thanks to Google

We've reached peak fidget spinner, thanks to Google

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If you've managed to avoid fidget spinners thus far - whatever you do, don't Google the word "spinner".The fidget spinner craze, which swept the world this spring, may finally seem like its on the way out, but that doesn't mean it's too late for Google... >>

Mozilla releases its Firefox Focus ad-blocking browser for Android users

Mozilla releases its Firefox Focus ad-blocking browser for Android users

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Following a release for iPhone and iPad users last year, Firefox Focus is now available for Android users.Mozilla now offers a privacy-focused browser, called Firefox Focus, in addition to the Firefox browser that's been around for years. You can now... >>

Lenovo showed off a crazy rollable laptop concept with a flexible screen

Lenovo showed off a crazy rollable laptop concept with a flexible screen

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We've all heard that flexible smartphones are the future. But what about laptops?At an event in New York on 20 June, Lenovo presented what it believes will be the future of personalised computing: a rollable laptop with a flexible display. Called Lenovo... >>

Facebook Pride reaction: Here's how to get that rainbow flag 'like' button

Facebook Pride reaction: Here's how to get that rainbow flag 'like' button

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Have you noticed recently that some people can respond to Facebook posts with rainbow flag 'likes'?This new type of 'like' button is actually called the Pride reaction. In June, Facebook launched a set of features to celebrate Pride month, including the... >>

OnePlus 5 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its new "flagship killer" smartphone in the form of the OnePlus 5. The new device will hit shelves on 27 June for under £500, but how does it compare to its competition?We've put the OnePlus 5 up against the LG G6, Galaxy S8 and... >>

OnePlus 5 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

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OnePlus revealed its new flagship, the OnePlus 5, on 20 June. The next "flagship killer" has some stiff competition on its hands this year though, perhaps more so than ever, with Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ already out there, as well as LG's G6 and... >>

OnePlus 5: Release date, hardware specs and everything else you need to know

OnePlus 5: Release date, hardware specs and everything else you need to know

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After weeks, even months, of speculation and leaks, the OnePlus 5 is finally officially. It is no doubt the company's most powerful phone so far and continues the trend of offering a flagship phone experience in a device that costs considerably less than... >>

OnePlus 5 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its 2017 flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5. The new device hits shelves on 27 June bringing plenty of power for under £500, but how does it compare to its rivals?We've compared the OnePlus 5 to the Samsung Galaxy S8 in a separate... >>

OnePlus 5 is here, and it's more powerful than ever

OnePlus 5 is here, and it's more powerful than ever

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OnePlus has just taken the wraps off its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5. The company has again stuffed some of the most powerful components available inside a sleek, solid metal chassis.From the outside, the OnePlus 5 looks like a rounder, slimmer version... >>

Professor Layton gets Pokemon Go treatment, gotta solve 'em all

Professor Layton gets Pokemon Go treatment, gotta solve 'em all

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Another game that became a craze on Nintendo consoles is has been turned into a real world, AR and social treatment for smartphones - much like Pokemon Go.The Professor Layton series has been hugely successful on DS then 3DS, with numerous games featuring... >>

Kia announces Stonic SUV to take on Nissan Juke

Kia announces Stonic SUV to take on Nissan Juke

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Kia has unveiled its first smaller SUV in the Kia Stonic. The new compact crossover will launch in Europe during Q3 of 2017, taking on the likes of the Nissan Juke and sitting below the larger Kia Sportage.The Kia Stonic is claimed to offer the company's... >>

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work and what banks are supported?

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work and what banks are supported?

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Samsung Pay has been active in several countries, including the US and South Korea, for a while and is now available in the UK too.It is a platform that allows you to pay for goods and services simply by waving your Samsung device near a cash register... >>

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing

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There has never been a better time to buy a television.Technologies such as 4K Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) provide extraordinary clarity, contrast and colour representation. And we are blessed by the availability of one of the greatest breakthroughs... >>

Vertu signs deal with TCL to produce line of super advanced, super expensive smartphones

Vertu signs deal with TCL to produce line of super advanced, super expensive smartphones

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Vertu, the Paris-based, British phone manufacturer that specialises in super luxury, premium handsets, has signed a $40 million deal with TCL Communication, the company responsible for making BlackBerry devices. Vertu Constellation is a luxury handmade... >>

Hive teases future launches of Hive Leak Sensor and Hive Active Hub devices

Hive teases future launches of Hive Leak Sensor and Hive Active Hub devices

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Hive has announced the Hive Camera, adding video to its smart home system, but there's more to come in 2017. The company has confirmed that it will be launching the Hive Leak Sensor and the Hive Active Hub to expand the offering of the growing system.Initially... >>

Hive Camera rivals Nest Cam with audio and motion detection, will also bark like a dog

Hive Camera rivals Nest Cam with audio and motion detection, will also bark like a dog

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Hive, the British Gas-backed smart home company has announced the latest addition to its collection of smart home devices called the Hive Camera. Following the likes of Nest with the Nest Cam, the Hive Camera will let Hive users monitor their home using... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumoured for August launch in New York

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumoured for August launch in New York

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Both South Korean news outlet Naver (via Sammobile), and an unnamed source speaking to Reuters, have said that Samsung will unveil its next phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, on 26 August at an event in New York. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the story so far?... >>

Nokia introduces new connected health products following Withings takeover

Nokia introduces new connected health products following Withings takeover

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Following the news that Finnish smartphone company Nokia had taken over the health product company Withings at the beginning of 2017, the first new products with Nokia branding have now been released. Nokia fitness trackers coming 2017 as Withings brand... >>

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

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After the flop of the Wii U, Nintendo is looking to be on fine form with its Switch console. The home-meets-portable console was introduced in March 2017, along with Zelda: The Breath of the Wild, which might well be game of the year, and the company... >>

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to 2017-2018

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You're now the proud owner of a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro, or are still considering whether to make the investment in Sony or not. Either way, you'll find our list of tantalising gaming treats enough to have you excited for the months ahead.There... >>

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

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The big news from E3 2017 was that the extra-powerful Xbox One X console - formerly Project Scorpio - will launch worldwide on 7 November 2017. That means true 4K HDR gaming is imminent.But it wasn't just hardware that Microsoft was showing off at its... >>

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

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Giant videogames show E3 2017 is now over, but it was a cracking event and we managed to get our hands on several amazing titles coming up later this year or beyond.As well as a brand new console, the Xbox One X, the show had potentially yielded the... >>

Pokemon Go summer update: Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect

Pokemon Go summer update: Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect

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Pokemon Go is about to undergo a huge update that will make the game a lot more dynamic around Gyms and battles, as well as introducing proper collaborative play.Gyms are going to be shaken to the ground and redesigned to really put the emphasis on collaborative... >>

E3 2017: All the games and announcements that matter

E3 2017: All the games and announcements that matter

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E3 2017 is upon us. With all the major conferences done and dusted, here are all the major announcements and games from the world's largest games show.Microsoft announced that its new 4K super console, the Xbox One X (originally codenamed Project Scorpio),... >>

LG unveils G6+ with B&O Play headphones, rolls out software updates for G6

LG unveils G6+ with B&O Play headphones, rolls out software updates for G6

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Four months after the G6 was first unveiled, LG has now introduced a G6+ model, with more onboard storage, B&O Play headphones and new colour options. Unlike some other phone manufacturers that increase the screen size when they introduce a Plus model,... >>

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

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The sun is shining, the sunglasses are out. You go to tweet that perfect sunny picture and … wait … you can't see a thing on your smartphone display!It's not necessarily the phone that's a fault, but it could be how it behaves with your expensive... >>

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon

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Niantic Labs, the company behind Pokemon Go, has confirmed that it will be temporarily closing gyms in the game from the 19 June. In a statement by the company, the developers of the smash hit AR game stated:"Gyms will temporarily close starting Monday,... >>

Microsoft Modern Keyboard is a sleek slab of aluminium with a built-in fingerprint sensor

Microsoft Modern Keyboard is a sleek slab of aluminium with a built-in fingerprint sensor

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Continuing with its run of sleekly designed products and devices, Microsoft has, rather quietly, introduced an aluminium clad keyboard for use with Windows 10 PCs, macOS computers and the latest Android systems. Microsoft Surface Laptop: Much more than... >>

Apple HomeKit may soon support Nest smart home products

Apple HomeKit may soon support Nest smart home products

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You may eventually be able to control your Nest thermostat, smoke detector or security camera through Apple HomeKit following the company's recent comments to 9to5Mac. Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work? Apple HomeKit spec... >>

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

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Apple announced iOS 11, the latest iteration of its mobile operating software, at WWDC 2017. Included in iOS 11 is an updated version of AirPlay, Apple's audio and video streaming platform. Conveniently called AirPlay 2, the new version will open up... >>

LG G7: What's the story so far?

LG G7: What's the story so far?

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LG was one of the first to release a flagship smartphone in 2017 with the G6. It's a great phone with plenty going for it including a brilliant camera, excellent display and all-screen design.Nothing ever stands still in the tech world though, especially... >>

Temp-Mail.org temporary disposable email address lets you keep your email anonymous

Temp-Mail.org temporary disposable email address lets you keep your email anonymous

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We've all been there. Signed up for a Wi-Fi in a coffee shop, a shopping service, or something else, only to be then bombarded with dozens if not hundreds of emails from a range of different services that quickly fills your inbox with spam and junk.Temp-Mail... >>

Microsoft Office is now available in the Windows Store for the first time

Microsoft Office is now available in the Windows Store for the first time

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If you bought the new Surface Laptop, you can now grab Office 365 for free from Microsoft's Windows Store.When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop recently, it glossed over a major announcement about Microsoft Office; You see, the Surface Laptop runs... >>

Amazon's voice-ordering Dash Wand is now almost free for Prime users

Amazon's voice-ordering Dash Wand is now almost free for Prime users

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If you live in the US and subscribe to Amazon Prime, you can now get the Dash Wand for free (or almost free, anyway).Amazon in 2014 unveiled a Wi-Fi wand with a built-in microphone and barcode scanner. Called Dash, it looked like a Nintendo Wii remote,... >>

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here

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Imagine an Amazon Go - but on wheels.Swedish startup Wheelys has come up with a cashier-less, driver-less store called Moby Mart. But unlike Amazon Go, which is stationary and based in Seattle, Moby Mart is now cruising down the streets of Shanghai.... >>

LG V30 could get August launch, LG G7 to move to earlier January 2018 launch

LG V30 could get August launch, LG G7 to move to earlier January 2018 launch

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News coming out of Korea suggests that LG is preparing to turn up the heat on its rival by launching its next generation devices earlier in the year than the phones they replace.Reporting the information, Aju News suggests that the LG V30 - expected... >>

Sky Q now lets you record six programmes, while watching a seventh

Sky Q now lets you record six programmes, while watching a seventh

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Ever felt spoilt for choice? The latest update for Sky Q customers will bring the ability to record six programmes while watching a seventh.That's mind boggling news, but means that you really don't ever, ever, have to miss out on recording something... >>

Dior Homme x Sennheiser: Fashion hits headphones hard with stunning results

Dior Homme x Sennheiser: Fashion hits headphones hard with stunning results

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Dior Homme and Sennheiser have announced the latest fusion of fashion and technology in a partnership being called Dior Homme x Sennheiser.The fusion of Dior Homme's serious styling for men and Sennheiser's serious audio skills see some of Sennheiser's... >>

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?

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Roaming data charges have been scrapped by the European Commission in its 28 member countries entirely from 15 June 2017.You will now be able to use your bundled texts, minutes and mobile data anywhere in the European Union without it costing you any... >>

B&O Play BeoPlay E4 noise-cancelling in-ears promise uninterrupted Scandi sound

B&O Play BeoPlay E4 noise-cancelling in-ears promise uninterrupted Scandi sound

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Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle arm B&O Play has unveiled its latest pair of in-ear headphones, the BeoPlay E4. The E4 are the successor to the H3 in-ear headphones and so retain their active noise cancellation status, which this time round is vastly improved.... >>

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

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Apple is trying to streamline home automation.In other words: Apple wants to make it easier for smart accessories - like Philips Hue lights, Wink lights, and other smart speakers, thermostats, detectors, plugs, blinds, locks, sensors, etc - to communicate,... >>

New iPhones will feature wireless charging, Apple supplier confirms

New iPhones will feature wireless charging, Apple supplier confirms

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Two major features coming to Apple's next iPhones have been revealed by Apple's own manufacturer in India.Wistron, which Apple recently began working with in an effort to keep prices down, confirmed that Apple's next-generation iPhone models will be waterproof... >>

Blue Apron: Five reasons you should cook with your family every day

Blue Apron: Five reasons you should cook with your family every day

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Eating with your family and your kids is more important than you perhaps think. Taking them for granted is a trap we can all fall into and while we can't necessarily eat with our kids or parents every day, trying to do it perhaps more often than we already... >>

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking market. It's been kicking around for a years, sitting at the top of its class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness.Chances are if you are reading this feature, you too... >>

Razer Blade Stealth gets a bigger display and awesome new gunmetal colour

Razer Blade Stealth gets a bigger display and awesome new gunmetal colour

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Razer has unleashed a new version of its popular Blade Stealth laptop. The latest version has a bigger 13.3-inch touch screen and comes in a new gunmetal grey colour. While it doesn't come with the 4K resolution screen, the Quad HD+ 3200 x 1800 screen... >>

Samsung's new Galaxy J-series phones coming to the UK soon

Samsung's new Galaxy J-series phones coming to the UK soon

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Samsung has announced plans to bring a brand new series of Galaxy J phones to the market this summer. The Galaxy J5 and J3 for 2017 both feature metal bodies and competitive specifications for an affordable price. The new Galaxy J5 is more compact than... >>

Best iPad Pro 10.5 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro 10.5 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

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Apple announced the iPad Pro 10.5 at its WWDC developer conference in June. The new, slightly redesigned iPad bridges the gap between the now discontinued iPad Pro 9.7 and the larger iPad Pro 12.9, bringing a 20 per cent increase in display size but a... >>

Apple 3D Touch tips and tricks: Get the most out of the your iPhone

Apple 3D Touch tips and tricks: Get the most out of the your iPhone

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Apple's pressure sensitive display technology, called 3D Touch adds a vast array of options to the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus.Thanks to the technology, the displays on board the newer iPhones don't just recognise gestures like tap,... >>

What is Apple's 3D Touch and how does it work?

What is Apple's 3D Touch and how does it work?

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Apple's latest iPhones, from the iPhone 6S onwards excluding the iPhone SE, feature a new type of screen. They not only have different glass to older models, but they offer new interactive levels too thanks to a technology called 3D Touch.The iPhone... >>