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The summer gift guide: Audio gadgets

The summer gift guide: Audio gadgets

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Music makes any trip or holiday better and what better way to make it more memorable, than with some great tunes? These players, speakers, and headphones will enhance that experience.  Jarre Aeroskull Nano Small, compact, oh and crafted in the shape... >>

BlackBerry Venice could be the Android BB slider you've been looking for

BlackBerry Venice could be the Android BB slider you've been looking for

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A leopard might not be able to change its spots - this leak comes from "retired" leaker Evan Blass - but it seems BlackBerry might be able to change its OS.  There have been rumours circulating that BlackBerry was taking a lot of interest in what Android... >>

Real-life smarthome: What is it really like living with Honeywell, Nest, Tado, Hive, Philips Hue, Netatmo and Withings?

Real-life smarthome: What is it really like living with Honeywell, Nest, Tado, Hive, Philips Hue, Netatmo and Withings?

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The smarthome is no longer the subject of dreams - it is very much the here and now. There are numerous products and devices out there that will turn your house into a clever one, from smartphone-controlled lights to heating and cameras. But what is it... >>

Team Pocket-lint tackles the Three Peaks Challenge

Team Pocket-lint tackles the Three Peaks Challenge

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Team Pocket-lint will be tackling the Three Peaks Challenge in July, supported by Asus. That's right, we're going on our own search of incredible, challenging ourselves to climb the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours. We've... >>

What is raw capture and do I need it on my phone?

What is raw capture and do I need it on my phone?

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The most fiercely fought of battles when it comes to smartphones is in camera performance. It's the first port of call when it comes to comparisons, it's where the fans compete and contrast their devices. Smartphone cameras have been getting more sophisticated... >>

Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched

Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched

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Figures from the Official Chart Company show that online streaming is rapidly becoming the UK's favourite way to consume music content. In the first six months of 2015 Brits listened to 11.5 billion tracks streamed from services such as Spotify, Deezer... >>

EE fined £1 million by Ofcom for mishandling customer complaints

EE fined £1 million by Ofcom for mishandling customer complaints

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Ofcom has fined EE a staggering £1 million for not treating customer complaints in the proper manner, as according to the code of practice set by the UK's communications regulator and agreed by all networks. EE, it ruled, failed to inform customers... >>

New iPhone 6S leak suggests it'll have a 12MP rear camera that shoots 4K video

New iPhone 6S leak suggests it'll have a 12MP rear camera that shoots 4K video

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The latest rumours indicate the next-generation iPhone won't boast any design changes, but it might come with some major spec bumps, such as a 4K camera. The next iPhone, thought to be called the iPhone 6S (there could also be an iPhone 6S Plus model),... >>

Here is Zane Lowe's first Beats 1 interview with Eminem, in case you missed it

Here is Zane Lowe's first Beats 1 interview with Eminem, in case you missed it

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Apple Music kicked off earlier this week, with DJ Zane Lowe at the helm of its live radio feature, and now a video of his first exclusive Beats 1 interview has been made available via YouTube. The week before Apple Music launched, Lowe began teasing through... >>

Think like a hacker and protect yourself online for 74 per cent off

Think like a hacker and protect yourself online for 74 per cent off

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  The best way to protect yourself and your business from hackers? Beat them at their own game. This White-Hat Hacker & Penetration Testing course teaches you how to protect against potential attacks and helps you jumpstart a new career in penetration... >>

Plex is being blackmailed by a hacker who wants ransom paid in bitcoin

Plex is being blackmailed by a hacker who wants ransom paid in bitcoin

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Plex has been hacked, majorly. And the person responsible for the crime is demanding ransom or else he or she will release usernames and passwords for every customer who uses the media streaming service, according to an email sent out to subscribers on... >>

Chevy is adding an air conditioner just for overheated phones to 2016 cars

Chevy is adding an air conditioner just for overheated phones to 2016 cars

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All smartphones occasionally overheat, but Chevrolet wants to stop it. You've probably experienced your phone getting overly warm when doing the most common tasks, like streaming music or playing a graphic-intense game. Even high ambient temperatures... >>

Casio is making a smartwatch, set to release in 2016

Casio is making a smartwatch, set to release in 2016

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Casio introduced its first digital watch more than 40 years ago, but now, in order to keep up with the times, the Japanese watchmaker is currently developed a new watch that "tries to be smart". According to The Wall Street Journal, Casio has a smartwatch... >>

Enter to win the Fitbit Surge giveaway

Enter to win the Fitbit Surge giveaway

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Good things come in threes, the best things in life are free, and therefore… okay fine, we'll stop. Our point is, we have three Fitbit Surges to give away (free!) to three winners at Pocket-lint Deals. Feeling lucky? Entering to win a Fitbit Surge is... >>

Windows 10 won’t be available to everybody at launch

Windows 10 won’t be available to everybody at launch

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Windows 10 will be available from 29 July but it has been revealed that most consumers will not actually get the update that day. Microsoft has confirmed its roll out plans and it will be phasing the release of the software in order to prevent servers... >>

HTC Aero could be the smartphone to end HTC's camera woes

HTC Aero could be the smartphone to end HTC's camera woes

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We've been talking about HTC's future plans for a few weeks, following CEO Cher Wang's pronouncement that there would be a new "hero" handset coming in October 2015. There's been little to go on in terms of the actual details, but the trickle has started,... >>

Special edition Game of Thrones Blu-ray box-sets get Dolby Atmos soundtracks

Special edition Game of Thrones Blu-ray box-sets get Dolby Atmos soundtracks

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Home cinema buffs who have already invested in AV receivers with Dolby Atmos support have struggled to find natively recorded content in the format's relatively short life so far, but it looks like a corner has been turned. HBO has decided to remaster... >>

Is there anything better than GoPro footage of a waterskiing squirrel?

Is there anything better than GoPro footage of a waterskiing squirrel?

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Want to know how to win the net? Post video of a waterskiing squirrel of course. That's what we have here as GoPro managed to capture Twiggy the squirrel in action during this year's summer X-Games. The Games took place at the beginning of June in Austin,... >>

The PNY Powerpack T2600 is all you need on a hot LZ

The PNY Powerpack T2600 is all you need on a hot LZ

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There are only two actions you can take when an ambush is sprung. You can lie down in the killzone and die, or you can run into the enemy, charging the guns. Today was not a good day to die.  There was no indication that this would be a hot LZ, but it... >>

Want to see Kelly Brook showered in gold for HTC One M9 Gold launch? It's your lucky day

Want to see Kelly Brook showered in gold for HTC One M9 Gold launch? It's your lucky day

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To celebrate the arrival of the Gold on Gold edition of the HTC One M9, which is now available through EE exclusively, the phone manufacturer employed the considerable talents of actress and model Kelly Brook for a set of stunning images where she appears... >>

Garmin Varia focuses on safety: Radar detection and smart lights for cyclists

Garmin Varia focuses on safety: Radar detection and smart lights for cyclists

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Garmin has introduced a new line of devices for cyclists called Varia. Varia is all about safety, offering some smart solutions to the problems faced by cyclists on the roads every day. The Varia Radar is exactly what it sounds like. It's a rear radar... >>

All-electric Formula E racing gets its videogame debut in Forza 6

All-electric Formula E racing gets its videogame debut in Forza 6

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Formula E might still be in its infancy but it is gaining new fans with every race. Now it is to star in a videogame for the first time, with every competing car from the 2015 season appearing in the latest Forza Motorsport. Forza 6 will feature more... >>

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound

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Apple will continue to release new iPods, it has been revealed, regardless of the rise in ownership of smartphones. And it is expected to announce some newly coloured models soon, if images spotted on the new build of iTunes are anything to go by. With... >>

TVPlayer takes on Sky and Virgin Media with pay-TV premium option

TVPlayer takes on Sky and Virgin Media with pay-TV premium option

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TVPlayer, the ad-supported live TV streaming platform in the UK is extending its channel offering with a new Plus premium subscription option. For £4.99 a month subscribers will be able to watch more than 25 additional channels, including Lifetime, History,... >>

Anki Overdrive vs Anki Drive: All the new features explained

Anki Overdrive vs Anki Drive: All the new features explained

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When Anki first revealed its Anki Drive robot car racing game it was really cutting edge and new. Now there are competitors arriving on the scene that emulate the idea of having a track-based racing toy controlled by iPhone or Android apps. Anki still... >>