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Vertu signs deal with TCL to produce line of super advanced, super expensive smartphones

Vertu signs deal with TCL to produce line of super advanced, super expensive smartphones

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Vertu, the Paris-based, British phone manufacturer that specialises in super luxury, premium handsets, has signed a $40 million deal with TCL Communication, the company responsible for making BlackBerry devices. Vertu Constellation is a luxury handmade... >>

Hive teases future launches of Hive Leak Sensor and Hive Active Hub devices

Hive teases future launches of Hive Leak Sensor and Hive Active Hub devices

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Hive has announced the Hive Camera, adding video to its smart home system, but there's more to come in 2017. The company has confirmed that it will be launching the Hive Leak Sensor and the Hive Active Hub to expand the offering of the growing system.Initially... >>

Hive Camera rivals Nest Cam with audio and motion detection, will also bark like a dog

Hive Camera rivals Nest Cam with audio and motion detection, will also bark like a dog

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Hive, the British Gas-backed smart home company has announced the latest addition to its collection of smart home devices called the Hive Camera. Following the likes of Nest with the Nest Cam, the Hive Camera will let Hive users monitor their home using... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumoured for August launch in New York

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumoured for August launch in New York

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Both South Korean news outlet Naver (via Sammobile), and an unnamed source speaking to Reuters, have said that Samsung will unveil its next phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, on 26 August at an event in New York. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the story so far?... >>

Nokia introduces new connected health products following Withings takeover

Nokia introduces new connected health products following Withings takeover

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Following the news that Finnish smartphone company Nokia had taken over the health product company Withings at the beginning of 2017, the first new products with Nokia branding have now been released. Nokia fitness trackers coming 2017 as Withings brand... >>

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

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After the flop of the Wii U, Nintendo is looking to be on fine form with its Switch console. The home-meets-portable console was introduced in March 2017, along with Zelda: The Breath of the Wild, which might well be game of the year, and the company... >>

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to 2017-2018

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You're now the proud owner of a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro, or are still considering whether to make the investment in Sony or not. Either way, you'll find our list of tantalising gaming treats enough to have you excited for the months ahead.There... >>

Ring Video Doorbell Mark 2 offers 1080p and removable battery

Ring Video Doorbell Mark 2 offers 1080p and removable battery

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Ring has announced a second generation version of its famed Ring Video Doorbell, this time with a removable battery pack so you don't have to take the entire unit off the wall.Not to be confused with the also available Ring Pro, the Ring 2 also ups the... >>

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

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The big news from E3 2017 was that the extra-powerful Xbox One X console - formerly Project Scorpio - will launch worldwide on 7 November 2017. That means true 4K HDR gaming is imminent.But it wasn't just hardware that Microsoft was showing off at its... >>

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

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Giant videogames show E3 2017 is now over, but it was a cracking event and we managed to get our hands on several amazing titles coming up later this year or beyond.As well as a brand new console, the Xbox One X, the show had potentially yielded the... >>

Pokemon Go summer update: Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect

Pokemon Go summer update: Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect

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Pokemon Go is about to undergo a huge update that will make the game a lot more dynamic around Gyms and battles, as well as introducing proper collaborative play.Gyms are going to be shaken to the ground and redesigned to really put the emphasis on collaborative... >>

E3 2017: All the games and announcements that matter

E3 2017: All the games and announcements that matter

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E3 2017 is upon us. With all the major conferences done and dusted, here are all the major announcements and games from the world's largest games show.Microsoft announced that its new 4K super console, the Xbox One X (originally codenamed Project Scorpio),... >>

LG unveils G6+ with B&O Play headphones, rolls out software updates for G6

LG unveils G6+ with B&O Play headphones, rolls out software updates for G6

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Four months after the G6 was first unveiled, LG has now introduced a G6+ model, with more onboard storage, B&O Play headphones and new colour options. Unlike some other phone manufacturers that increase the screen size when they introduce a Plus model,... >>

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

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The sun is shining, the sunglasses are out. You go to tweet that perfect sunny picture and … wait … you can't see a thing on your smartphone display!It's not necessarily the phone that's a fault, but it could be how it behaves with your expensive... >>

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon

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Niantic Labs, the company behind Pokemon Go, has confirmed that it will be temporarily closing gyms in the game from the 19 June. In a statement by the company, the developers of the smash hit AR game stated:"Gyms will temporarily close starting Monday,... >>

Microsoft Modern Keyboard is a sleek slab of aluminium with a built-in fingerprint sensor

Microsoft Modern Keyboard is a sleek slab of aluminium with a built-in fingerprint sensor

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Continuing with its run of sleekly designed products and devices, Microsoft has, rather quietly, introduced an aluminium clad keyboard for use with Windows 10 PCs, macOS computers and the latest Android systems. Microsoft Surface Laptop: Much more than... >>

Apple HomeKit may soon support Nest smart home products

Apple HomeKit may soon support Nest smart home products

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You may eventually be able to control your Nest thermostat, smoke detector or security camera through Apple HomeKit following the company's recent comments to 9to5Mac. Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work? Apple HomeKit spec... >>

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

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Apple announced iOS 11, the latest iteration of its mobile operating software, at WWDC 2017. Included in iOS 11 is an updated version of AirPlay, Apple's audio and video streaming platform. Conveniently called AirPlay 2, the new version will open up... >>

LG G7: What's the story so far?

LG G7: What's the story so far?

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LG was one of the first to release a flagship smartphone in 2017 with the G6. It's a great phone with plenty going for it including a brilliant camera, excellent display and all-screen design.Nothing ever stands still in the tech world though, especially... >>

Temp-Mail.org temporary disposable email address lets you keep your email anonymous

Temp-Mail.org temporary disposable email address lets you keep your email anonymous

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We've all been there. Signed up for a Wi-Fi in a coffee shop, a shopping service, or something else, only to be then bombarded with dozens if not hundreds of emails from a range of different services that quickly fills your inbox with spam and junk.Temp-Mail... >>

Microsoft Office is now available in the Windows Store for the first time

Microsoft Office is now available in the Windows Store for the first time

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If you bought the new Surface Laptop, you can now grab Office 365 for free from Microsoft's Windows Store.When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop recently, it glossed over a major announcement about Microsoft Office; You see, the Surface Laptop runs... >>

Amazon's voice-ordering Dash Wand is now almost free for Prime users

Amazon's voice-ordering Dash Wand is now almost free for Prime users

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If you live in the US and subscribe to Amazon Prime, you can now get the Dash Wand for free (or almost free, anyway).Amazon in 2014 unveiled a Wi-Fi wand with a built-in microphone and barcode scanner. Called Dash, it looked like a Nintendo Wii remote,... >>

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here

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Imagine an Amazon Go - but on wheels.Swedish startup Wheelys has come up with a cashier-less, driver-less store called Moby Mart. But unlike Amazon Go, which is stationary and based in Seattle, Moby Mart is now cruising down the streets of Shanghai.... >>

LG V30 could get August launch, LG G7 to move to earlier January 2018 launch

LG V30 could get August launch, LG G7 to move to earlier January 2018 launch

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News coming out of Korea suggests that LG is preparing to turn up the heat on its rival by launching its next generation devices earlier in the year than the phones they replace.Reporting the information, Aju News suggests that the LG V30 - expected... >>