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What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

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Sky Q has been around for more than a year now, first launching as a premium service but now offered as the de facto option for newcomers to Sky TV.Existing Sky+ users can also upgrade to Sky Q at reduced rates, so it's really the future for the provider.... >>

How to make Amazon Echo respond to the Star Trek wake word 'Computer'

How to make Amazon Echo respond to the Star Trek wake word 'Computer'

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Star Trek fans, hold onto your hats, because the it has finally happened: the Amazon Echo will now let you use Star Trek's wake word "Computer" rather than Alexa. Made famous by Picard and the crew in Star Trek The Next Generation, you can have your... >>

HTC Ocean: What's the story on HTC's next flagship?

HTC Ocean: What's the story on HTC's next flagship?

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With the HTC 10 getting long in the tooth, and 2017 getting underway, it's time to look forward to the next big thing from HTC.HTC has already started making waves, with the launch of the HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play. Although the U Ultra has flagship... >>

Sky Q coming for those without a satellite dish, full service over broadband

Sky Q coming for those without a satellite dish, full service over broadband

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Sky has announced that it will be bringing its full Sky Q television service to those who cannot or will not install a satellite dish.The inability to have a satellite dish has been a barrier to getting Sky's TV services since they started more than... >>

Francis Ford Coppola wants help making Apocalypse Now video game

Francis Ford Coppola wants help making Apocalypse Now video game

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Francis Ford Coppola is turning one of his classic films into a game.American Zoetrope, a privately run American film studio founded by both Coppola and George Lucas, has partnered with a team of entertainment and games industry veterans to develop a... >>

Google I/O 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect

Google I/O 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect

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It's official: Google I/O 2017 will take place in May in Mountain View.Google holds an annual conference for developers, engineers, executives, and the media -- so that it can discuss all-things Google and Android-related. Developers and engineers use... >>

Pentax KP mid-level DSLR goes big on resolution, small on size

Pentax KP mid-level DSLR goes big on resolution, small on size

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KP might make you think about your favourite salty snacks, but now it can make you think about a brand new mid-level DSLR: the Pentax KP.The KP has big features like weather-sealing and high resolution in its sights - but its smaller-than-usual scale... >>

Galaxy Tab S3 leaks reveal Samsung's next iPad rival

Galaxy Tab S3 leaks reveal Samsung's next iPad rival

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Samsung may finally be ready to launch its long-awaited Galaxy Tab S3. It was expected to be released way back in September at IFA 2016, but alas, nothing showed up. Since then, specifications have allegedly been uncovered by Weibo, and picked up by Sammobile.... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

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Film and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK.As well as the free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, digital subscription,... >>

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet

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After years of subscriber requests and insistence that it would never happen, Netflix has finally added offline viewing to its iOS and Android apps.That means users of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets can now download and store Netflix movies... >>

Google I/O 2017 developer event will be held on 17-19 May

Google I/O 2017 developer event will be held on 17-19 May

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Google has announced, rather cryptically, the location and dates for its annual I/O event. This year's convention will take place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, the same location as 2016. It's a space that's basically in Google's... >>

Best upcoming smartwatches to look forward to in 2017

Best upcoming smartwatches to look forward to in 2017

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To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches.In 2016, we saw Apple launch its second-generation smartwatch, Asus and Samsung their third and... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak details 'infinity' display and more

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak details 'infinity' display and more

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More details on the Samsung Galaxy S8 have leaked out pertaining to its display, assistant, and more.The Guardian has published some "exclusive" details on the upcoming flagship phone, including that it will be available in two different sizes and will... >>

Apple is bringing iOS' Night Shift mode to Macs with Sierra update

Apple is bringing iOS' Night Shift mode to Macs with Sierra update

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If you own a Mac and are looking for ways to reduce your eye strain or even get more sleep at night, you're in luck.Apple’s Night Shift is coming to macOS. It's shown up in the latest 10.12.4 beta of MacOS Sierra for Macs, which is supposed to launch... >>

Huawei Watch 2 might arrive next month with built-in cellular data

Huawei Watch 2 might arrive next month with built-in cellular data

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Android Wear seems to be making a comeback this year.Determined not to be left out of the loop, Huawei is reportedly planning to unveil a newer, sportier Huawei Watch. It'll be called Huawei Watch 2, according to Venture Beat, and you can expect it to... >>

Apple to launch Find My AirPods feature with iOS 10.3 update

Apple to launch Find My AirPods feature with iOS 10.3 update

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Have you seen the new Apple AirPods commercial?The one with the guy basically dancing on buildings and whatnot throughout a city? No? Well, here it is:Okay, so after watching that, if you're anything like us, you probably wondered how the dude didn't... >>

You can now use Google Home to control Belkin and Honeywell devices

You can now use Google Home to control Belkin and Honeywell devices

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Google Home is slowly adding more partners.At launch, you could use the voice-activated speaker to control connected devices from Philips Hue, Nest, and Samsung Smart Things. You could also control services like Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora, and... >>

Motorola VerveOnes Music Edition offer an affordable way to go completely wire-free

Motorola VerveOnes Music Edition offer an affordable way to go completely wire-free

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Motorola has announced a cheaper, whiter pair of its VerveLife VerveOnes totally wireless earphones. Called the VerveOnes Music Edition, the latest addition to Motorola's VerveLife range of lifestyle products are aimed at those who are constantly on the... >>

Google's LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed in (slightly blurry) pictures

Google's LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed in (slightly blurry) pictures

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We heard last week that LG was the manufacturer of choice to make the first Android Wear 2.0 watches. Now, we have pictures to show what they are expected to look like.The LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style will allegedly launch on 9 February at a Google... >>

OnePlus 3T available for immediate delivery, no more delays

OnePlus 3T available for immediate delivery, no more delays

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OnePlus has something of a chequered history when it comes to availability of devices. The original OnePlus hype was partly fuelled by low stock and high demand. As a self-imposed new year's resolution, OnePlus wants to change that. Taking to the company... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumoured to have 'first dibs' on new powerful Snapdragon 835 chip

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumoured to have 'first dibs' on new powerful Snapdragon 835 chip

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All eyes are on the Samsung Galaxy S8. It's due to be launched sometime in April and will be Samsung's attempt to regain consumer trust following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Forbes has claimed that the new flagship will be the first phone to feature Qualcomm's... >>

Vertu Constellation is a luxury handmade smartphone with a 5.5-inch sapphire crystal display

Vertu Constellation is a luxury handmade smartphone with a 5.5-inch sapphire crystal display

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Vertu has announced its latest smartphone, the Constellation. Vertu, the British manufacturer of luxury smartphones, caters to a different sort of clientele, a discerning smartphone customer who wants the very best quality and craftsmanship, and is prepared... >>

LG G6 fully (well, partially) revealed in leaked photo - see it here

LG G6 fully (well, partially) revealed in leaked photo - see it here

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LG is still a month away from unveiling its next flagship, but thanks to a new leak, we know what it will look like.The leak, posted by The Verge, only shows the top half of the LG G6. As you can see from the image (above), which appears to be a press... >>

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat

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Snapchat is rolling out a new design for iOS and Android users.The update (version 10.0.0), which released on 23 January, not only introduces a quicker way to start chats with friends and groups from anywhere in the app, but also universal search bar... >>

What is Vine Camera and what can it do?

What is Vine Camera and what can it do?

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Twitter took the decision in October 2016 to kill off Vine, the video sharing app. Although, it turns out it hasn't been completely killed off at all. Vine now lives on as Vine Camera, which you can use to create short, 6.5 second clips and either save... >>