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Nintendo's president confirms the Switch won't kill off the 3DS

Nintendo's president confirms the Switch won't kill off the 3DS

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Nintendo recently unveiled the Switch games console with a teaser trailer. In it, it showed the console could be used as a portable handheld machine, which you can use to play multiplayer games with friends using the detachable Joycon controller. Nintendo... >>

Best geek Halloween pumpkins from around the 'net

Best geek Halloween pumpkins from around the 'net

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Halloween is upon us and you can fully expect to see a host of ghoulies, ghosties and altogether spooky shenanigans going on throughout the day. But let us not forget that scariest of darkened room dwellers, the ghastly geek. They often emerge from their... >>

How to play the awesome Halloween Google Doodle

How to play the awesome Halloween Google Doodle

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Today is Halloween and to celebrate, Google has created a mini game as its commemorative Doodle. The game sees you playing as a cat on a quest to get back a book of spells from an evil ghoul. We've played the full game so we can help you know how to play... >>

Thunderbolt 3 explained: The one port to rule them all

Thunderbolt 3 explained: The one port to rule them all

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Let's face it: ports are boring.USB, Firewire, eSATA, etc: they're not sexy, but they're important. They decide what you can do on your device and how quickly you can do it. So, when Apple introduced its latest MacBook Pro laptops with Thunderbolt 3 ports,... >>

Windows 10 Creators Update: 6 new features Microsoft didn't announce

Windows 10 Creators Update: 6 new features Microsoft didn't announce

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Microsoft's next major Windows 10 update has a few hidden features.While at its 26 October event in New York City, the company announced the Creators Update, an update coming to Windows 10 in early 2017. Microsoft also demoed a bunch of features we can... >>

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

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The gauntlet has been thrown down. Microsoft has updated its top-spec Surface Book, while Apple has updated its MacBook Pro, putting in a new Touch Bar feature.These two laptops square up, both pushing innovative features, trying to pull you to Windows... >>

Here's how much the new MacBook Pro will cost you in new adapters and cables

Here's how much the new MacBook Pro will cost you in new adapters and cables

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Apple has just announced the 2016 MacBook Pro, representing the first major overhaul of the company's ubiquitous laptop since 2012. There have been screen changes, processor upgrades and a bit of weight loss over the years, but the new model is completely... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs Apple MacBook Air: What's the difference?

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs Apple MacBook Air: What's the difference?

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Apple hasn't officially killed the MacBook Air yet, but it didn't update it during its October event either.Instead, the company announced a third MacBook Pro: the 13-inch base model that doesn't offer the new Touch Bar and is thinner than last year's... >>

Black cabs to support contactless payments next week, no more stopping at cash machines

Black cabs to support contactless payments next week, no more stopping at cash machines

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The London black cab will have a more competitive edge in the fight against Uber and other app-based taxi apps as of next week. From Monday 31 October, all black cabs will be required to have a contactless card payment reader, either fixed or handheld.... >>

Apple Mac event: All the announcements that matter

Apple Mac event: All the announcements that matter

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Apple's "Hello Again" event has been and gone, and it treated us to a few new product announcements.The event came 2 months after unveiling the latest iPhone models, and this time focused on the Mac. Here's everything you need to know about the event,... >>

Best Smartwatch 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Smartwatch 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The 13th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November, celebrating the best products and devices across 14 categories spanning smartphones and tablets to cars and smartwatches.As usual, we have been running a series of... >>

What is Hybrid Log Gamma and why should you care?

What is Hybrid Log Gamma and why should you care?

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The TV world has been on the receiving end of several new buzzwords in the last few years. First there was 4K, which we now know plenty about as it's pretty much everywhere. We finally have some proper 4K sources to deliver content, in the form of Netflix... >>

Motorola has a mid-range phone on the way, the Moto M

Motorola has a mid-range phone on the way, the Moto M

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Lenovo-owned Motorola currently offers the flagship Moto Z and Moto X devices in the UK, along with the affordable, but excellent Moto G series. There's also the budget Moto E at the bottom-end. Moto Z vs Moto Z Play: What's the difference? That leaves... >>

Hisense M6600 is a £699, 55in curved 4K HDR TV

Hisense M6600 is a £699, 55in curved 4K HDR TV

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Hisense has been on the UK TV market scene for a couple of years now, with the manufacturer setting its sights on the upper mid-range market. The company's philosophy is to deliver much of the same technology that's found in high-end sets from the likes... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs MacBook Pro (2015): What's the difference?

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs MacBook Pro (2015): What's the difference?

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Apple's new MacBook Pro is here, with Touch Bar, hefty price tag, and all.Before you spend all your hard-earned cash, take a moment to compare the new laptop to its predecessor. Yes, the old model doesn't come with that fancy OLED touch strip, but if... >>

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?

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Apple has announced its new range of MacBook Pros, with a 13-inch model and a 15-inch model available, both sporting a new feature called Touch Bar, along with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.Replacing the function keys on the keyboard is a Retina multi-touch... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2016): Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple MacBook Pro (2016): Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Apple has announced an update to its MacBook Pro, claiming that it's about to change everything again.Taking to the stage at its "Hello Again" event in Cupertino, Tim Cook and chums announced a completely new MacBook Pro, simply called the MacBook Pro. This... >>

Apple unveils all new MacBook Pro

Apple unveils all new MacBook Pro

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It was under the scrutiny of several leaks leading up to the launch, but Apple has finally unveiled a new MacBook Pro, on the 25th anniversary of the company's very first notebook. The new MacBook Pro will come in 13 and 15-inch variants in space grey... >>

Apple's new TV app for Apple TV and iOS puts all your content in one place

Apple's new TV app for Apple TV and iOS puts all your content in one place

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Apple is holding its Hello Again hardware event in San Francisco, CA, where it has just unveiled a new Apple TV app.Called TV app, naturally, the app is basically a way for Apple TV to offer universal search. CEO Tim Cook, while on stage, said Apple wants... >>

Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016) vs Surface Book (2015) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016) vs Surface Book (2015) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

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Microsoft announced a couple of new devices to its mobile computing portfolio in 2015 with the launch of the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book. One year on and a new device has joined the party in the form of the Surface Book with Performance Base,... >>

Microsoft Surface Dial: Price, availability and everything you need to know

Microsoft Surface Dial: Price, availability and everything you need to know

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Microsoft recently pulled the covers off the Surface Studio and a newly-updated Surface Book, but there was one innovative device that drew a lot of attention: Surface Dial.What is Surface Dial?Surface Dial is an accessory that's been designed by Microsoft... >>

Twitter just killed video sharing app, Vine

Twitter just killed video sharing app, Vine

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Twitter has just announced it is killing off Vine, the video creation and sharing app it owns. The announcement was made on Medium, another social blog website owned by Twitter. What is Vine? The Vine app will still remain for the next few months so you... >>

Microsoft Surface Studio vs Apple iMac: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Studio vs Apple iMac: What's the difference?

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If there's one message we're getting from companies, it's that designing your own hardware and pairing it with your own software is the way to go. Apple has long known this and doesn't do anything else, we've seen Google embrace this through Pixel devices... >>

Nintendo Switch specs and feature reveal set for 13 January

Nintendo Switch specs and feature reveal set for 13 January

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Following the teaser trailer released earlier this month, Nintendo will reveal more details about the Switch games console in a presentation on 13 January 2017. Nintendo NX is called...Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer Nintendo president... >>

Best Fitness Tracker 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Fitness Tracker 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The 13th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November, celebrating the best devices and products across 14 categories from smartphones and games to speakers and smartwatches.Each of the 14 categories has between five and... >>