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Reflecting on the Leica SL: Three photographers talk about the mirrorless marvel

Reflecting on the Leica SL: Three photographers talk about the mirrorless marvel

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Towards the end of 2015 Leica released a brand new system camera to its lineup: the Leica SL. As the world's first mirrorless full-frame camera it represented a shift in the company's thinking - with advanced autofocus, touchscreen control, advanced electronic... >>

Apple won't release a new iPhone SE in 2017

Apple won't release a new iPhone SE in 2017

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Apple introduced the iPhone SE in March this year which combined similar specs to the iPhone 6S in the body of the iPhone 5S, including the 4-inch screen, at an affordable price. The result was largely a success, and even Apple CEO Tim Cook said he didn't... >>

Huawei P9 vs Huawei P9 Plus vs Huawei Mate 9: What's the difference?

Huawei P9 vs Huawei P9 Plus vs Huawei Mate 9: What's the difference?

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Huawei has a flagship to suit all tastes. The smallest is the P9, next in line is the larger P9 Plus, with the Mate 9 the largest of the three.The two P9 devices are almost identical, the Mate 9 is a much larger and different proposition. However, there... >>

Virgin Media introduces 4G tariffs with free WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger

Virgin Media introduces 4G tariffs with free WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger

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Virgin Mobile has finally added 4G to its mobile services for customers in the UK. The company has introduced a range of flexible 4G SIM plans with various benefits and as Virgin Mobile piggybacks EE's network, you can expect pretty fast download speeds... >>

Are these images of the Microsoft Surface phone?

Are these images of the Microsoft Surface phone?

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Microsoft has allegedly been working on a Surface Phone for some time now. The phone would run a full version of Windows 10, rather than Windows 10 Mobile that's found on some Lumia device today. Microsoft Surface Phone: What's the story so far? There... >>

Samsung will implement Viv personal assistant in more than just the Galaxy S8

Samsung will implement Viv personal assistant in more than just the Galaxy S8

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Samsung has previously announced it bought Viv, a personal digital assistant created by Siri founder Dag Kittlaus. Now, Samsung has confirmed Viv will make an appearance in its 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8. Samsung is getting its own Siri rival, a personal... >>

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

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Facebook is trying to go after Snapchat again.The company is developing an ephemeral photo feature for WhatsApp, the popular messaging app it acquired a couple years ago for more than $19 billion. Remember, Facebook once tried to buy Snapchat, but the... >>

Apple sale offers all USB-C adapters at discount, stock up now for new MacBook Pro

Apple sale offers all USB-C adapters at discount, stock up now for new MacBook Pro

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You need to buy around £226 worth of cables and adapters, if you want to use Apple's new MacBook Pro.When Apple announced its latest laptops at an event in late October, it revealed the new MacBook Pro dropped all legacy ports in favour of some Thunderbolt... >>

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,... >>

Nintendo games consoles from 1980 to now: Which is your favourite?

Nintendo games consoles from 1980 to now: Which is your favourite?

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Nintendo will launch the Switch games console at the beginning of spring 2017, reportedly on 17 March, 32 years after it introduced its first home games console, the Nintendo Entertainment System.It is also about to release a mini version of the latter... >>

EE announces refreshed range of SIM-only tariffs

EE announces refreshed range of SIM-only tariffs

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EE has unveiled a new range of 12 month SIM-only tariffs for anyone who buys a SIM-free phone and wants to take advantage of its fast 4G speeds and extensive network coverage.The plans are split into three tiers: 4GEE Essential, 4GEE and 4GEE Max. 4GEE... >>

Huawei Fit delivers heart-rate monitor in a watch-style fitness tracker

Huawei Fit delivers heart-rate monitor in a watch-style fitness tracker

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Huawei has revealed a new fitness tracker, the appropriately named Huawei Fit. This tracker - which we caught a glimpse of at the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche Design launch - pairs a watch-style design with heart-rate monitor and various bright band... >>

LG is bundling Sky Q with select 4K OLED and Super UHD TVs

LG is bundling Sky Q with select 4K OLED and Super UHD TVs

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It seems LG is all too aware that when you buy a shiny new 4K TV, you're going to want to have some content to watch on it. Besides using the likes of Netflix and Amazon for streaming, or Ultra HD Blu-ray, there's only one decent way to watch live 4K... >>

Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

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Huawei has announced two new Mate smartphones: the Mate 9 and the Porsche Design Mate 9. The latter is a smaller, more premium model of the Mate 9, offering a curved display and a lovely premium build.First glance at the Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9... >>

HTC Vive 2 VR headset aka Oasis is in the works

HTC Vive 2 VR headset aka Oasis is in the works

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Even though high-end VR headsets aren't selling so well among consumers, HTC is giving it another try.HTC introduced the HTC Vive VR headset last year and started selling it this year, and now the company is rumoured to be working on a second-generation... >>

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9: What's the difference?

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Huawei announced two new smartphones at an event in Munich in the form of the Mate 9 and the Porsche Design Mate 9, the latter of which will be a "strictly limited edition".The two devices succeeded the Mate 8, which launched at the end of last year and... >>

Huawei Mate 9 and Porsche Design: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Huawei Mate 9 and Porsche Design: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Huawei has just launched the next version of its Mate-series flagships, and despite the prevalence of leaks and details having been published online before hand, Huawei managed to throw in at least one big surprise.The Mate family has been popular with those... >>

Huawei launches Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche Design smartphones

Huawei launches Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche Design smartphones

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Huawei has announced its new flagship phone, the Mate 9, along with a limited edition designed in collaboration with Porsche Design. The Porsche Design variant of Huawei's new flagship unfortunately won't be making its way to the UK, but it's an exciting... >>

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Mate 8: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Mate 8: What's the difference?

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Why hello there new big phone. Huawei has announced the Mate 9, its large-scale Android device for 2016, in an era when big phones are increasingly popular.The Mate 8 was well received when released in 2015, albeit tricky to obtain in the UK. Will the... >>

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

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Virgin Media has sent out invites for an event on 30 November, which the company says is for "something unmissable" It's highly likely the event will see the official unveiling of the long awaited V6 4K TiVo box.Virgin Media posted a teaser image of... >>

B&O Play A2 Active is the A2 on steroids

B&O Play A2 Active is the A2 on steroids

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B&O Play has just unveiled the BeoPlay A2 Active wireless speaker, a new, more rugged version of the premium A2. The new model has undergone more cosmetic changes than anything else but can now defend against dust, as well as the occasional splash of... >>

Nintendo Switch slated for 17 March release

Nintendo Switch slated for 17 March release

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Nintendo itself has already confirmed the Switch hybrid games console would be in stores in March 2017, but has never given an exact date. Now though, Twitter user Laura Kate Dale has suggested we could see the Switch, in PAL territories at least, on... >>

Onkyo's LS7200 Atmos soundbar plays nice with movies and music

Onkyo's LS7200 Atmos soundbar plays nice with movies and music

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Onkyo has taken the wraps off the new Envision Cinema LS7200 3D soundbar system. The star of the show is the soundbar that at 53mm high, promises to not block your view of the TV, although you can wall-mount it if you'd rather. Inside you'll find two... >>

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365

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Microsoft is the latest company to go after Slack.A couple weeks after Facebook unveiled its Slack-like messenger service, called Workplace, which allows teams to easily communicate, video call, share files, and stay up to date in one place, Microsoft... >>

Dell made its own Surface Studio-like PC with dual screens and a Dial

Dell made its own Surface Studio-like PC with dual screens and a Dial

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One week after Microsoft showed up Apple by unveiling a touchscreen, foldable, drafting-table-like PC for creatives, Dell has teased that it made a similar all-in-one machine, and it even comes with a Dial-like input device.At the Adobe MAX conference,... >>