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DJI sets 27 September event likely for foldable 'Mavic' drone

DJI sets 27 September event likely for foldable 'Mavic' drone

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DJI has sent invites to the media for a press event, following a series of leaks that seem to suggest it is working on a foldable drone. The drone maker's invite, which is for a 27 September event in New York City, teased things like "adventure at your... >>

Moto Z is now available in the UK, for £499

Moto Z is now available in the UK, for £499

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The Moto Z, that razr thin phone that dropped the headphone socket in favour of USB Type-C, and offers endless customisation through Moto Mods is now available to buy in the UK. Starting life as a Verizon exclusive in the US, Moto was always a little... >>

Apple iPhone 7: Seven things to expect

Apple iPhone 7: Seven things to expect

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The Apple iPhone 7 is expected to be announced at the company's event on 7 September in San Francisco. With so many rumours floating around as to what the iPhone 7 will or won't have, we have rounded up seven features that have been consistently speculated... >>

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 good few years now, 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,... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones expected to launch running Android 7.1 Nougat update

Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones expected to launch running Android 7.1 Nougat update

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When Google releases its next pure Android phones, they'll launch running Android 7.1 according to the latest leak. The news comes from @LlabTooFeR, a leaker known for revealing nuggets of HTC-centric information before it's confirmed.  Perhaps notably,... >>

EE starts Cat 9 rollout, achieves 360Mbps download speeds on an HTC 10

EE starts Cat 9 rollout, achieves 360Mbps download speeds on an HTC 10

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EE has announced its intention to roll out network compatibility for Cat 9 devices to cities in the UK this year, with the first venue to get the service being the EE-sponsored Wembley Stadium in London. The company has promised that central London,... >>

New Huawei-made Nexus 7 should hit before end of 2016

New Huawei-made Nexus 7 should hit before end of 2016

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After a few years off, it seems that Google has plans to bring back the Nexus 7 tablet. A Huawei-made 7-inch device is reportedly set for release before the end of 2016. The original Nexus 7 really shook up the tablet market on its release in 2012, while... >>

Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the difference?

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The next Sony Xperia flagship has made its debut at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, going by the name XZ. As you might expect, it brings with it Sony's signature OmniBalance design, along with your standard flagship specs. How does it compare... >>

PlayStation 4 Neo vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What's the rumoured difference?

PlayStation 4 Neo vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What's the rumoured difference?

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Sony is hosting a special PlayStation event on Wednesday 7 September where it is expected to announce not one but two new versions of its PlayStation 4 console. The first will be a slimmer, thinner machine with a few improvements over the current model,... >>

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the difference?

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Sony has announced its next Xperia flagship - the Xperia XZ at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The device has leaked several times over the last few months and aside from the name, many of the rumours were accurate, resulting in only a couple... >>

Garmin Forerunner 35: Compact and connected sports watch

Garmin Forerunner 35: Compact and connected sports watch

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The Garmin Forerunner 35 is a GPS-enabled running watch that comes with wrist-based heart rate monitoring and can be used as a general activity tracking device. Thanks to the built-in GPS, it can track how far, fast and where you are running, while... >>

Garmin Virb Ultra 30: A genuine GoPro Hero competitor

Garmin Virb Ultra 30: A genuine GoPro Hero competitor

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When approached at their stand during the IFA trade show in Berlin, Garmin’s reps proudly told us - when asked - that the company's latest action camera was better than a GoPro. Of course, we were sceptical, until they showed us how it worked and everything... >>

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player not likely to appear until 2017

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player not likely to appear until 2017

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Sony showed of a prototype version of its first dedicated 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray during the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin last week, but while rivals have machines already on shelves, it might not appear until 2017. The deck shown doesn't... >>

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

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Sony was one of the only manufacturers left to announce a new flagship in 2016, until IFA anyway. The company has now released its latest Xperia flagship smartphone - the Xperia XZ - which is in fact the fifth smartphone to appear from the company this... >>

IFA 2016: All the announcements that matter

IFA 2016: All the announcements that matter

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Consumer electronics trade show IFA takes place in Berlin at the beginning of September every year. It's been the platform for some major launches over the last couple of years from the first few generations of Samsung Galaxy Note devices to some of Sony's... >>

What to expect from Sony's PlayStation New York event: PS4 Neo, PS4 Slim and more

What to expect from Sony's PlayStation New York event: PS4 Neo, PS4 Slim and more

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Sony is getting ready to replace the PS4. And with not one, but two new devices. The much-rumoured next-gen PlayStation 4 Neo (AKA PS4K or PS4.5) is heavily tipped to be unveiled at a Sony PlayStation event in New York today, Wednesday 7 September. Plus,... >>

Moto Mods: Everything you need to know about the Moto Z's snap-on accessories

Moto Mods: Everything you need to know about the Moto Z's snap-on accessories

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It’s clear from looking at the smartphone industry recently that there’s a growing interest in making our mobile devices more modular. LG launched the G5 with its ‘Friends’ that clip on to the bottom of the phone to add extra features, and Google’s... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus benchmark appears online, A10 CPU is a monster

Apple iPhone 7 Plus benchmark appears online, A10 CPU is a monster

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We only have a couple of days to wait until Apple officially launches its new phones, so we'll find out everything on Wednesday 7 September. That doesn't mean we won't hear a few more, final rumours or even see a new leak or two in the remaining time.... >>

DJI Osmo Mobile: Make incredible buttery-smooth videos with your smartphone

DJI Osmo Mobile: Make incredible buttery-smooth videos with your smartphone

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DJI, more famous for its range of drones that take to the sky than mobile phone accessories, has released a new version of its Osmo Mobile camera. We went hands and eyes-on with the handheld gimbal system during the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin,... >>

Best of IFA 2016: The hottest gadgets to get excited about

Best of IFA 2016: The hottest gadgets to get excited about

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IFA in Berlin is Europe's largest consumer electronics trade show and the launch bed for many a gadget, whether that's the latest in smarthome advancements, new smartphones, TVs, laptops or other exciting gizmos. But with so many products being announced... >>

Panasonic 4K OLED TV for 2017 is coming - and looks like it'll be a stunner

Panasonic 4K OLED TV for 2017 is coming - and looks like it'll be a stunner

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First there was the Viera CZ950V: Panasonic's first 4K OLED television. A TV that we first laid eyes on back in January at the CES 2016 trade show; the very first THX certified 4K OLED, no less; a TV that, despite its £6,000 asking price, sold out its... >>

Panasonic UB700 4K UHD Blu-ray player takes on Samsung UBD-K8500 in price wars

Panasonic UB700 4K UHD Blu-ray player takes on Samsung UBD-K8500 in price wars

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Panasonic has a brand new 4K UHD Blu-ray player, the UB700, which is pitched a peg lower than its UB900 bigger brother - and perfectly placed to take on the Samsung UBD-K8500 in the €500/£430 price wars. The UB700 is similar to the UB900 with many... >>

TomTom Adventurer is the sports watch for your snow sports, hiking and trail running

TomTom Adventurer is the sports watch for your snow sports, hiking and trail running

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TomTom has added a new model to its line-up of sports watches with the TomTom Adventurer. As the name suggests, this is a watch for the great outdoors. Built on the foundation of the new TomTom Spark, it uses a similar design to TomTom's existing line-up... >>

Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get

Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get

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Garmin has introduced a new premium version of the Fenix sportswatch. Based on the Fenix 3, the new Fenix Chronos packs in all the navigational and sporting nouse of the original, but places it in a high-quality design, at home in the wilds of the outback,... >>

SGNL smart watch strap will let you make calls using your fingertip, like James Bond

SGNL smart watch strap will let you make calls using your fingertip, like James Bond

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If you've been wanting to live that secret agent dream, then now is your time thanks to SGNL, a smart replacement for your watch strap. This smart watch strap will let you take phone calls using your finger, rather than having to use a headset. Using... >>