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Best Android phones 2017: These are the Androids you're looking for

Best Android phones 2017: These are the Androids you're looking for

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Android now makes up a huge proportion of the smartphone market. Unlike Apple where you have the choice of a smaller or larger iPhone, in Android you have some serious decisions to make when it comes to buying a new phone.Android celebrates variety and... >>

11 best movies and TV shows to get the most from your OLED and Ambilight TV

11 best movies and TV shows to get the most from your OLED and Ambilight TV

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With the emergence of OLED as a TV technology, and its deep, involving black levels and vibrant colours, certain movies and TV shows have never looked so good in the home.Then add Philips' proprietary Ambilight tech to the mix, where the action on screen... >>

Oculus might unveil a cheap standalone VR headset this year

Oculus might unveil a cheap standalone VR headset this year

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Oculus made a wireless virtual reality headset.According to Bloomberg, Oculus is working with China’s Xiaomi to manufacture a new headset for global distribution. It is described as a "cheaper, wireless device". Apparently, Facebook-owned Oculus thinks... >>

Apple's AR platform: These demos show what ARKit can do in iOS 11

Apple's AR platform: These demos show what ARKit can do in iOS 11

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Apple sees a lot of potential in augmented reality.Ever since Pokemon Go exploded in popularity last summer and subsequently revived interest in both Apple's App Store and mobile gaming, Apple has said several times that it is embracing the technology,... >>

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

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Next time you Skype your boss, do it from your BMW.Skype for Business users can now place or join conference calls from the driver's seat - so long as they own a BMW. Drivers will use the mounted display and their voice to navigate BMW's iDrive menu system... >>

It's a sad day for Vertu and its jewel-encrusted luxury phones

It's a sad day for Vertu and its jewel-encrusted luxury phones

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Vertu, the British luxury phone maker, is going to be liquidatedThe company is known for its high-end handsets, which are usually decked out in gems and have starting prices in the tens of thousands of pounds, but it in recent years, it has faced financial... >>

GT Sport PS4 release date revealed: 18 October and pre-orders now open

GT Sport PS4 release date revealed: 18 October and pre-orders now open

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After several delays we now know an official release date for the highly anticipated PS4 racing game, Gran Turismo Sport.GT Sport will be available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on 18 October 2017.It will also be available in several editions,... >>

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: How to get the most from your Fire TV Stick or 4K box

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: How to get the most from your Fire TV Stick or 4K box

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Amazon released its latest streaming device at the beginning of April, the second generation Amazon Fire TV Stick which now comes with an Alexa Voice Remote.Not only does it access streaming services including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Netflix and Amazon's... >>

EE brings the noise with 6 months free Apple Music and data for all pay monthly customers

EE brings the noise with 6 months free Apple Music and data for all pay monthly customers

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EE is feeling generous this summer, and is offering all pay monthly and SIM-only customers six months of Apple Music access completely free of charge, and free data use to go with it. What is Apple Music and how does it work? It means you can stream and... >>

Mario Kart VR will give you an eyes-on view of Moo Moo Meadows

Mario Kart VR will give you an eyes-on view of Moo Moo Meadows

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Mario Kart is one of Nintendo's most popular games, and the latest release, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, is one of the best iterations yet.But the oodles-of-fun multiplayer game is set to get even better with the introduction of Mario... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini could be a thing following Geekbench listing

Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini could be a thing following Geekbench listing

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Samsung could be gearing up to launch a smaller, 'Mini' variant of its flagship Galaxy S8, after a new device appeared on Geekbench. Samsung Galaxy S8 review: A mobile masterpiece The new Samsung device listing, picked up by German site Winfuture.de,... >>

KFC made a Huawei phone with Colonel Sanders' image all over it

KFC made a Huawei phone with Colonel Sanders' image all over it

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Next time you're in China, ask for a phone at the KFC drive-thru.The fast food chain has partnered with Huawei to release a limited-edition smartphone to celebrate 30 years since opening in China. Called the KFC edition Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus, it features... >>

Amazon Echo 2 might be coming soon with a totally different look

Amazon Echo 2 might be coming soon with a totally different look

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Amazon's first Echo is getting old.Think about it: it's been two years since the company introduced the cylindrical speaker, and it hasn't updated it since, although it has released several other different versions in the form of Echo Dot, Amazon Tap,... >>

Microsoft's new app uses AI to describe to the blind how people look

Microsoft's new app uses AI to describe to the blind how people look

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Are you visually impaired? If so, Microsoft's latest app is for you.Microsoft has released a new smartphone app, called Seeing AI, which uses computer vision to describe things to the visually impaired. With the app, you can simply focus your phone’s... >>

Best smart thermostat: Nest, Hive, Tado, Honeywell and more

Best smart thermostat: Nest, Hive, Tado, Honeywell and more

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Clever heating systems have really come into their own over the last couple of years, with several solutions available to allow you to control your heating using your smartphone.The systems that exist all look to make it simpler and easier to control... >>

Loewe bild 5 is an 'affordable' slice of stylish TV

Loewe bild 5 is an 'affordable' slice of stylish TV

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German TV manufacturer Loewe has added yet another screen to the bild series of TVs in the bild 5. It joins the bild 7.77 and bild 9. While the bild 5 is an incredibly good looking screen, it's the price that is perhaps the most attractive aspect of... >>

New 23 August launch date suggested for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

New 23 August launch date suggested for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Yet another launch date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been thrown into the mix, with the latest prediction being 23 August. Fortunately, it's still expected to be launched at an event in New York, so at least there is some consistency. Samsung Galaxy... >>

What is PayPal and how does it work?

What is PayPal and how does it work?

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PayPal has been in the mobile payments business for more than a decade. It's been around even longer as an online financial service, but mobile is the area that seems to be growing fastest.Most recently, an agreement with Apple enables iOS device owners... >>

Yolt: What is it, and how will it help you manage your money?

Yolt: What is it, and how will it help you manage your money?

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How much did you spend on groceries or eating out last month? Most of us could probably, at a push, happily tell ourselves a rough estimate of our regular recurring household bills. There’s the mortgage or rent, your phone bill or the gym, but it's... >>

iPhone users can finally use PayPal on iTunes, App Store, Music and iBooks

iPhone users can finally use PayPal on iTunes, App Store, Music and iBooks

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After many years of "will they, won't they" PayPal is finally now part of Apple's iOS stores. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners in the UK and US can now pay for purchases across iTunes, iBooks, Apple Music and the Apple App Store using their PayPal accounts.It... >>

These amazing renders show us what the the LG V30 will look like

These amazing renders show us what the the LG V30 will look like

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The LG V30 still isn't official, but with expected launch date getting closer and closer, usually reliable leakster @OnLeaks has released some renders to show what LG's next flagship will look like. LG V30: What's the story so far? The renders reveal... >>

Hive Home Check aims to keep your smart home safe for a monthly fee

Hive Home Check aims to keep your smart home safe for a monthly fee

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If you're looking for a home security solution but are unsure about the enormous cost of major installed systems, Hive has one idea it'd like to put your way.Hive Home Check from Centrica Connected Home is designed to give peace of mind to those going... >>

Dell's latest laptop wirelessly charges, but there's a catch

Dell's latest laptop wirelessly charges, but there's a catch

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Dell's new device is "the world's first" wirelessly charging laptop.Called the Dell Latitude 7285, it's a detachable 2-in-1 hybrid with a 12-inch display. It actually debuted at CES 2017 earlier this year, but now it's finally available to buy. If you're... >>

Amazing Google Pixel XL 2017 render shows a super sexy giant

Amazing Google Pixel XL 2017 render shows a super sexy giant

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Google is working on the next Pixel phones, and an image of the larger-sized phone has appeared.Android Police, which has a great track record when it comes to leaking Android mobile news, has created a render of the second-generation Pixel XL based... >>

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 US: All the best deals in one spot

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 US: All the best deals in one spot

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Amazon Prime Day is nearly here, starting at 9pm EST this evening (Monday 10 July).This is an annual, day-long event exclusive to paid Amazon Prime subscribers across the world. That means, if you're a Prime member, the next 30 hours will be filled to... >>

Porsche 911 Bluetooth Speaker is both stunning and bonkers, yours for $550

Porsche 911 Bluetooth Speaker is both stunning and bonkers, yours for $550

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Porsche Design makes a habit of building tech gadgetry with a twist, even allying with other manufacturers, such as BlackBerry, for limited edition products in the past.There are few products as "unique" as its latest piece of home tech wizardry though.... >>

Beyerdynamic Xelento Wireless in-ear headphones promise audiophile sound for £1,000

Beyerdynamic Xelento Wireless in-ear headphones promise audiophile sound for £1,000

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German headphone manufacturer Beyerdynamic has a new pair of wireless in-ear headphones to bring to your attention, but only serious audiophiles (or those with high disposable income), should really take note.The Xelento Wireless are expensive, there's... >>

Get almost £100 off a UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker for Amazon Prime Day

Get almost £100 off a UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker for Amazon Prime Day

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There are still several hours to go in order to snag massive bargains as part of Amazon Prime Day, and we'd like to highlight one of our favourites.Amazon has knocked almost £100 off an Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker, reducing the black version... >>

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

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Amazon is pushing the Echo and Echo Dot hard, in a bid to dominate the connected home market before too many players - like Google - can catch up.The Amazon Echo got off to a flying start, establishing itself as one of the hottest smart home devices,... >>

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 UK: Super cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo and more

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 UK: Super cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo and more

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Amazon Prime Day is well underway and you have until the end of play tonight, Tuesday 11 July, to grab yourself some incredible bargains. It ends at midnight and when the deals are gone, they're gone. All the latest upcoming Prime deals LIVE Deals of... >>

Louis Vuitton joins the smartwatch revolution with the Android Wear Tambour Horizon

Louis Vuitton joins the smartwatch revolution with the Android Wear Tambour Horizon

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While some will tell you that smartwatches aren't making a huge impact on the world, that hasn't stopped new fashion brands joining the connected party.Louis Vuitton has announced its own Android Wear smartwatch called the Tambour Horizon, which will... >>

Bentley's monstrous Bentayga SUV will go green in 2018

Bentley's monstrous Bentayga SUV will go green in 2018

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Luxury car maker Bentley has confirmed it will release a plug-in hybrid version of the Bentayga SUV in 2018, which will see an electric motor connected to a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine.Bentley is owned by Volkswagen, which also owns the Audi brand,... >>

Bargain console deals: Xbox One S bundle £179.99, PS4 Pro bundle for £349.99

Bargain console deals: Xbox One S bundle £179.99, PS4 Pro bundle for £349.99

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As part of Amazon Prime Day 2017, both Microsoft and Sony's popular games consoles are available at a reduced price. You can snag an Xbox One S for £179.99 with a selection of popular game titles, as well as a PS4 Pro with a few great games for £349.99. ... >>

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best UK fitness tracker and smartwatch deals

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best UK fitness tracker and smartwatch deals

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Amazon Prime Day 2017 is here and it's chock-full of great products at ridiculously low prices. Whether you're into fashion, art or tech, there's something for everyone. One arena that's seen a host of generous price-slashing is the fitness tracker segment.... >>

Nest 3.0 smart thermostat reduced to £135 for Amazon Prime Day

Nest 3.0 smart thermostat reduced to £135 for Amazon Prime Day

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The Nest 3.0 smart thermostat is one of our favourite smart home products. It not only looks amazing for a thermostat, but it can carry out myriad functions to keep your home warm or cool, and ultimately save you money.Amazon has knocked a rather generous... >>

The Grand Tour season 2 trailer drops as an Amazon Prime Day tease

The Grand Tour season 2 trailer drops as an Amazon Prime Day tease

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Amazon Prime Day is in full swing and Amazon has used the occasion to drop a teaser for the next season of its most anticipated show: The Grand Tour. The Grand Tour see Clarkson, Hammond and May extracted from the BBC's Top Gear and taking their chaotic... >>

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 more recently became available in the form of the Kindle Oasis and it heads the current line-up of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage.All... >>

Save £50 on a Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter kit for Amazon Prime Day

Save £50 on a Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter kit for Amazon Prime Day

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The Philips Hue smart lighting system is one of the best on the market. It allows you to seamlessly control the brightness in your room from a mobile device or connected personal assistant such as Alexa or Google Assistant. What Philips Hue smart bulbs... >>

Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa remote for £30 on Prime Day

Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa remote for £30 on Prime Day

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Amazon's Prime Day of deals kicks off at 6pm tonight, Monday 10 July, exclusively for Prime members. If you don't currently subscribe to Prime, you can sign up for £79/year here.As part of the Prime Day deals, Amazon is knocking £10 off the price of... >>

LG Q6 with 18:9 FullVision display gets official launch

LG Q6 with 18:9 FullVision display gets official launch

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LG has officially announced the Q6 smartphone as the first entry of a new Q-series. The LG Q6 is the first phone since the flagship G6 to feature a FullVision display, essentially making it a G6 Mini.LG previously posted some teasers to say it would... >>

Dronestagram's 2017 contest: Here are the winners' best drone photos

Dronestagram's 2017 contest: Here are the winners' best drone photos

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We've reached Peak Drone.Dronestagram, a social network for sharing images captured by drones, has announced the winners of its annual International Drone Photography contest. This is its fourth contest ever, and although thousands of images were entered,... >>

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show: What's the difference?

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It wasn't long ago that a voice-controlled speaker and smart home assistant was the stuff of science-fiction, but in a relatively short time it has become reality. The Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices offer just that.Amazon isn't the only manufacturer... >>

Leica TL2 keeps the same gorgeous design but upgrades the internals

Leica TL2 keeps the same gorgeous design but upgrades the internals

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German camera manufacturer Leica has announced the TL2 mirrorless camera as successor to the Leica T that was released in 2014. Leica M10 preview: The rangefinder refined Leica has changed very little in terms of overall design of the camera, but the... >>

Apple iPhone 8 said to be limited to four colours, including a mirrored finish

Apple iPhone 8 said to be limited to four colours, including a mirrored finish

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The Apple iPhone 8 rumour never ceases for a moment. Whether it's suggesting Apple's premium phone may ditch the Touch ID fingerprint scanner entirely, in favour of facial recognition, or that the phone will cost over $1,000 when it's released, there's... >>

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: Getting a grip on Alexa

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: Getting a grip on Alexa

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The Amazon Echo almost needs no introduction, that gateway to a world of connected fun. Posing as a cylindrical speaker, the Amazon Echo is was one of the hottest gadgets of 2016, and with a continuously expanding set of Alexa skills, it's a hot product... >>

Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?

Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?

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Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker controlled with your voice. It features a personal assistant called Alexa, who will perform various tasks for you and control various systems.There are seven microphones within Echo, all of which feature enhanced noise... >>

Amazon Echo: First 7 things you should do to get Alexa started

Amazon Echo: First 7 things you should do to get Alexa started

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Your Amazon Echo has just arrived and you might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, do you know what Alexa can do or what services you want to integrate with your device?Read on as we run through our list of the top things... >>

Amazing Prime Day deal: Grab an Amazon Fire tablet from just £30

Amazing Prime Day deal: Grab an Amazon Fire tablet from just £30

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Amazon has been revealing the heavy discounts on its own tech products in the build up to Prime Day, which starts at 6pm today, Monday 10 July. One of the standout deals is for a Fire 7 tablet for just a penny shy of £30.The latest Fire 7 tablet, reviewed... >>

Grab yourself a cheap Kindle on Amazon Prime Day: Paperwhite £30 off, Voyage £40 off

Grab yourself a cheap Kindle on Amazon Prime Day: Paperwhite £30 off, Voyage £40 off

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Amazon is dramatically discounting two of its top eBook readers for Amazon Prime Day.Starting at 6pm BST today, Monday 10 July, Prime members can snag an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Voyage reader at £79.99 and £129.99 respectively. Amazon... >>

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

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Virgin Media was one of the first companies to offer access to popular apps that don't use up any of your data allowance.For a while, customers on its Virgin Mobile plans have been able to use Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp as much as they like, without... >>