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Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

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Right from the beginning of the year it was clear that we were finally to get the 4K Ultra HD revolution we've been promised for a while. CES 2016 was swimming in 4K sets, most with high dynamic range (HDR) technology too. They have since started to... >>

Amazon Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

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Amazon announced the first Kindle in 2007 and since then we have seen seven generations go by. The eighth has now been announced in the form of the Kindle Oasis and it joins the current line up of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyager. All... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 tips and tricks: Master your new Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy S7 tips and tricks: Master your new Galaxy

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 looks to be one of the hottest smartphones of 2016, along with its Samsung Galaxy S7 edge sibling.  Samsung continues to offer its TouchWiz interface over the top of Android Marshmallow. It takes much of Android's core and adds... >>

Sky Q tips and tricks: Getting the most from Fluid Viewing and your Sky Q box

Sky Q tips and tricks: Getting the most from Fluid Viewing and your Sky Q box

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You've got the latest television system from Sky, Sky Q, but how the heck to you use it? And are there any secrets hidden in the settings that will make your TV viewing experiences better or easier? We've been using Sky Q for several days ourselves now... >>

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2: What’s the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2: What’s the difference?

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Apple announced the original iPad Pro at an event in September 2015. It marked a new territory for the company, with a screen size of 12.9-inches and a range of features on board aimed at productivity. It was the tablet pitched to replace your laptop.... >>

Google is shutting down Picasa: What'll happen to your photos and videos?

Google is shutting down Picasa: What'll happen to your photos and videos?

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Google-owned Picasa will be no more after this spring. The photo service was acquired by Google around 12 years ago and has long included native apps for Windows and Mac OS X as well as an integrated web app. However, Picasa and its companion Picasa Web... >>

What is HDR, what TVs support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

What is HDR, what TVs support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

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The television industry never stands still, with manufacturers introducing new technologies every year to improve their TVs and convince you that now is the time to upgrade. Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs, we've seen... >>

Win a $1000 iTunes gift card for music, apps, games and more

Win a $1000 iTunes gift card for music, apps, games and more

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The music world has seen more than its share of losses this year, and in celebrating the life and work of Prince, David Bowie and others, filling the gaps in our iTunes libraries can get pretty costly. There’s good news, however: Pocket-lint readers... >>

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

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Instagram is more than just a place for Kim K selfies and food porn. It's also a place where talented photographers from all over the world share their creativity. Instagram actually doubles as their portfolio, a showcase of professional-quality photos... >>

52 of the best tech life hacks

52 of the best tech life hacks

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You may not know this... but there are several websites and technology-related tips and tricks out there that can totally simplify your daily routine and make your life much easier in general. For instance, Apple's charging cords for iOS devices and... >>

63 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

63 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

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If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so. To most questions you'll get a standard... >>

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Flex, Charge HR, Blaze and Surge trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Flex, Charge HR, Blaze and Surge trackers

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Fitbit has been in the activity tracking field a lot longer than many of its competitors and its experience brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much, or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format.... >>

51 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

51 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

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Pericope is one of the latest "must-have" app. It's a live-streaming app that allows you to broadcast whatever you're seeing and hearing to whoever happens to follow you. It's like Snapchat's Story feature, but it's in real-time. Twitter bought Periscope... >>

Flow is a new automation tool just like IFTTT - but Microsoft made it

Flow is a new automation tool just like IFTTT - but Microsoft made it

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Microsoft made an IFTTT-like tool. Unfortunately, it's not quite ready to debut. IFTTT, also known as If This Then That, is a popular tool that allows you to connect web services to get things done in an automated manner. For instance, you could implement... >>

You won't believe how little you'll pay for this 75-inch 4K HDR TV

You won't believe how little you'll pay for this 75-inch 4K HDR TV

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Hisense has released a 75-inch 4K HDR TV for a little under £2,500. The Hisense 75M7900 features all the latest telly tech but for a fraction of the price of rivals. In fact, you'll be hard pressed to find a 55-inch 4K HDR TV for much cheaper, let alone... >>

Huawei Mate 9 could have a 20MP dual camera and blow P9 out of the water

Huawei Mate 9 could have a 20MP dual camera and blow P9 out of the water

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We've only recently seen a couple of flagship Huawei phones launched, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, but there is talk of another device coming from the Chinese company that could overshadow them - at least where the camera is concerned. The Huawei Mate... >>

Will.i.am's Dial smartwatch is now available for preorder through Three

Will.i.am's Dial smartwatch is now available for preorder through Three

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Will.i.am, the musician who has spent a lot of time and money making ill-conceived tech products, is launching pre-orders for his second smartwatch called the Dial exclusively through Three in the UK. Dial is a voice-activated wearable that runs on an... >>

Eliminate key clutter with KeySmart, now 27 per cent off

Eliminate key clutter with KeySmart, now 27 per cent off

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When you’ve had enough of the pocket-poking bulky mess of your standard key ring, a handy solution is available in KeySmart - an award-winning compact key organizer. For just £15.27 ($22) from Pocket-lint Deals, KeySmart eliminates key clutter once... >>

Periscope now lets you sketch on live streams, and here's how

Periscope now lets you sketch on live streams, and here's how

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Not to be outdone by Snapchat and now Facebook, Periscope has added a live-sketching feature to its iOS app. With this new feature, which Twitter-owned Periscope began testing in early April and has only recently launched for all users of its iOS app,... >>

Echo is so popular Amazon can’t make enough of the speaker

Echo is so popular Amazon can’t make enough of the speaker

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Amazon has said it is struggling to keep up with demand for its voice-activated speaker system despite its best efforts. The company has posted fiscal first-quarter earnings, reporting net revenue of $29.1 billion, whereas this time last year it recorded... >>

Facebook finally launches FB, IG, and Messenger apps for Windows 10

Facebook finally launches FB, IG, and Messenger apps for Windows 10

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Facebook has finally embraced Windows 10 - roughly 8 months after Microsoft launched the platform. The social network has developed and now launched Windows 10 apps for Facebook and Messenger on desktop. You can access the Facebook app from the Start... >>

Motorola is holding an event in May, possibly for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus

Motorola is holding an event in May, possibly for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has sent invites to the media for an event in India, where the company is expected to unveil two new smartphones. The event will be held in New Delhi on 17 May, and it will likely be for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones.... >>

Instagram demands Littergram app name change, what a load of rubbish

Instagram demands Littergram app name change, what a load of rubbish

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Instagram has sent a letter to the British creator of the anti-litter application Littergram, demanding it change its name. Littergram is a not-for-profit venture started in 2014, which encourages people in Britain to take photos of litter and send them... >>

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

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LG announced the Stylus 2 smartphone at Mobile World Congress back in March and it is now available exclusively through O2 in the UK. The device arrived alongside the X Series of smartphones, as well as the flagship LG G5 and while its specs aren't groundbreaking,... >>

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

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HP has unveiled an addition to its Chromebook range that offers similar spec to the recently released 2016 model of the MacBook. However, it costs almost a third of Apple's computer. The HP Chromebook 13 starts at $499 (£342) while the entry-level superslim... >>