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Sony Xperia Ear wants to be your discreet personal assistant, from November onwards

Sony Xperia Ear wants to be your discreet personal assistant, from November onwards

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At Mobile World Congress early in 2016, Sony showed off a concept "smart product", a Bluetooth headset that wants to be your personal assistant. Sony has pushed forward with this concept, confirming that the Xperia Ear will be available to buy from November... >>

Sony adds two more notches to its X Series bed post with Xperia XZ and X Compact

Sony adds two more notches to its X Series bed post with Xperia XZ and X Compact

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Sony Mobile has announced another two devices at consumer electronics show IFA, bringing its 2016 smartphone total to six-strong. Yes that's right, there are now that many new Sony smartphones to choose from. The Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact are the... >>

What time is the Sony IFA 2016 press conference and can I watch it online?

What time is the Sony IFA 2016 press conference and can I watch it online?

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Sony is hosting its annual IFA 2016 today and you can sit right back and watch it online. We expect some TV announcements, hopefully something on the brand's own 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and, if the leaks are anything to go by, an unveiling of a new... >>

May the Force be with you: Battle worn BB-8 and Force Band let you ditch phone control

May the Force be with you: Battle worn BB-8 and Force Band let you ditch phone control

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First announced at CES in Las Vegas in January, Sphero has finally put its "battle worn" version of BB-8 on sale alongside offering the "Force Band" that allows you to control the Droid by moving your arm. The Droid, which is identical in all aspects... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones go Wireless, perfect match for iPhone 7?

Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones go Wireless, perfect match for iPhone 7?

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After having great success with the wireless version of its P5 over-ear headphones Bowers & Wilkins has adopted the same Bluetooth technology for its high-end, top-of-the-range P7 pair too. The Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones uses aptX Bluetooth... >>

Tado third-gen system adds multi-room control, plus HomeKit and Echo compatibility

Tado third-gen system adds multi-room control, plus HomeKit and Echo compatibility

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Tado has announced a third-generation of its smart heating system at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The latest system comprises the v3 Smart Thermostat and Smart Radiator Thermostats, the latter of which will enable room-by-room heating control.... >>

Huawei Nova: A mid-range smartphone repositioning with 5-inch and 5.5-inch Plus handsets

Huawei Nova: A mid-range smartphone repositioning with 5-inch and 5.5-inch Plus handsets

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Huawei has announced a pair of mid-range Android phones at IFA 2016, looking to shake up the mid-range with a new family: Huawei Nova. The Nova is aimed at what Huawei called "dynamic aspirers" which you can loosely read as "young people who want a nice... >>

HTC One A9s official: Updated metal mid-ranger drops display to 720p

HTC One A9s official: Updated metal mid-ranger drops display to 720p

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HTC has announced the HTC One A9s, an updated version of its compact metal mid-range handset.  The HTC One A9 was something of a surprise for 2015. It was best known for the iPhone-alike looks, but there was no questioning the quality of the design and... >>

TomTom Go adds Wi-Fi, smartphone notifications and Siri, Google, Cortana voice controls

TomTom Go adds Wi-Fi, smartphone notifications and Siri, Google, Cortana voice controls

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TomTom's latest Go satnav device adds a range of connectivity options to make it a more rounded companion for your car, not just a device to get you from A to B. The TomTom Go includes all the features you expect from the Go family - like Traffic, speed... >>

Libratone enters the Lightning headphone biz with its Q Adapt series

Libratone enters the Lightning headphone biz with its Q Adapt series

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Libratone has launched a new series of headphones called Q Adapt. The most interesting thing about this series is that it features both Lightning-powered and Bluetooth models with adjustable active noise cancellation. The seven-year-old audio company... >>

TomTom Vio is a satnav for scooters, to help you get where the funk you're going

TomTom Vio is a satnav for scooters, to help you get where the funk you're going

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TomTom is launching a new satnav that's designed specifically for those commuting on scooters or motorbikes. A simpler alternative to TomTom's existing Rider line of bike navigation devices, the TomTom Vio opts for a funky round design, so it will match... >>

TomTom Spark 3 and Runner 3 let you explore on your runs with new route tracking feature

TomTom Spark 3 and Runner 3 let you explore on your runs with new route tracking feature

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The TomTom Spark (and the Runner sister product) have expanded their skills with a new route discovery feature. In its new guise as the TomTom Spark 3 (or Runner 3), you get all the features of the current models, but boosted with the new route tracking... >>

Gamification of driving: TomTom Curfer will deliver driving stats to improve your performance

Gamification of driving: TomTom Curfer will deliver driving stats to improve your performance

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There's a connection on your car that's talked about on car forums and in service centres, but not a lot else. It's called the OBD, on-board diagnostics, and TomTom has just made a fun accessory for it. The TomTom Curfer connects to the car's OBD port... >>

TomTom Touch activity tracker monitors your body fat, not just your steps

TomTom Touch activity tracker monitors your body fat, not just your steps

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TomTom is making its move against market leaders Fitbit, with the launch of the TomTom Touch.  This is an activity tracker that wants to stay with you throughout your fitness journey, looking to differentiate itself from the mass of other devices by... >>

Apple adds 2TB iCloud tier: Here's what it costs and how to get it

Apple adds 2TB iCloud tier: Here's what it costs and how to get it

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Apple has introduced a new storage tier for iCloud. While the previous high-end tier capped out at 1TB, the Cupertino, CA-based company has extended how much stuff you can save to its cloud storage service to 2TB. Here's everything you need to know, including... >>

Lenovo Yoga 910: Edge display makes this convertible laptop infinitely awesome

Lenovo Yoga 910: Edge display makes this convertible laptop infinitely awesome

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We've been avidly following the Lenovo Yoga evolution over the years, as the convertible laptop range has continued to refine its 360-degree screen offering. In the top-spec Yoga 910 it's even stronger than ever before, with an edge-to-edge display joining... >>

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot with 'major improvements'

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot with 'major improvements'

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Tesla's chief has taken to Twitter once again to announce news related to his electric car company. Elon Musk revealed that "major improvements" to Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous system are coming to cars via future over-the-air updates, called V8.0... >>

No more squinting - Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom

No more squinting - Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom

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Instagram has announced a new feature that's easy on the eyes. Everyone who uses Instagram has found themselves in the interesting predicament of stopping to look at a photo and straining to see some odd object in the background or maybe a mark on someone's... >>

Dropbox hack includes 70 million stolen passwords: How to find out if you were affected

Dropbox hack includes 70 million stolen passwords: How to find out if you were affected

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Dropbox has announced that it was hacked in 2012 and that the personal data of nearly 70 millions users was stolen. The breach includes the passwords and email addresses of 68.7 million account holders. Dropbox confirmed the credentials were stolen years... >>

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung has finally lifted the lid on its 2016 smartwatch models and there's two devices, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Samsung Gear S3 Classic. The Samsung Gear S2 will continue in the line-up, but the new watches have all-new features and interesting... >>

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs S3 Classic: What's the difference?

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs S3 Classic: What's the difference?

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It was hardly a secret that Samsung was going to unveil the Gear S3 smartwatch at its Berin Unpacked event on 31 August. But two watches? It was rumoured, and now it's official: the Gear S3 will arrive in Frontier and Classic variants. How, then, do they... >>

What time is the Samsung Gear S3 launch and can I watch it online?

What time is the Samsung Gear S3 launch and can I watch it online?

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Samsung launched its new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S3, in Berlin this evening at its annual pre-IFA press event. Pocket-lint was there in force to bring you all the news and hands-ons as they happened, but you can also watch the event again yourself... >>

DxO One camera for iPhone gets Wi-Fi update, new accessories available too

DxO One camera for iPhone gets Wi-Fi update, new accessories available too

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We first saw the DxO One camera - a 1-inch sensor unit that connects to the iPhone Lightning connector - in September 2015. We thought it had potential, but was a mix of high and low points. Now, with its fourth software update due 1 September 2016, it... >>

Amazon Dash Buttons: 10 to get in the UK

Amazon Dash Buttons: 10 to get in the UK

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Amazon Dash Buttons have launched in the UK allowing you to access Amazon's one-click order service if you are a prime customer. Each Dash Button costs £4.99 and comes with £4.99 credit - so are effectively free of charge. Setup is via Wi-Fi through... >>

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 takes on GoPro Hero4 Black with 4K thrills of its own

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 takes on GoPro Hero4 Black with 4K thrills of its own

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Garmin has announced a 4K Ultra HD action camera that includes GPS, voice control and a colour LCD touchscreen for easy control. The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 can shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second or, if you need extreme slow motion footage, 720p at 240fps.... >>