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What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy?

What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy?

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The Philips Hue smart lighting system has grown dramatically in the last few years, in both popularity and number of available products.And from April, a new Philips Hue Candle bulb will join the fray, fleshing out the product range of connected LED... >>

Huawei P10 Lite promises flagship thrills at bargain prices

Huawei P10 Lite promises flagship thrills at bargain prices

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Huawei has released a new Lite handset, this time piggybacking on the recently-announced Huawei P10 flagship. The new Huawei P10 Lite adopts some of the P10's design principles, with a narrow bezel and compact body carrying a 5.2-inch full HD display.... >>

Future Sony smartphones could charge wirelessly from a friend's phone, a fridge or a washing machine

Future Sony smartphones could charge wirelessly from a friend's phone, a fridge or a washing machine

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Sony has submitted a patent application for a technology that could revolutionise the mobile industry.It proposes adding a second wireless antenna for Near Field Communications (NFC) that will transfer power rather than data. You could therefore recharge... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak shows phone in deep black colour

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak shows phone in deep black colour

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Want to see the Samsung Galaxy S8 in black?Feast your eyes above. Days after we saw a gold version of the upcoming phone pop up, we now get to see what it looks like in straight black, thanks to new leaks posted to Weibo. As SamMobile pointed out, the... >>

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS devices: How does it work and what can it do?

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS devices: How does it work and what can it do?

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If you own an iPhone, you now have access to Alexa voice commands.No, that doesn't mean you can replace Siri with Alexa. In order to access Amazon's voice assistant, you have to go inside the company's main shopping app. Here's everything you need to... >>

Montblanc takes on Tag with new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

Montblanc takes on Tag with new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

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The Montblanc Summit is the latest Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch to launch, but it's not just your average wrist-worn gadget.It's made from luxury materials, like stainless steel and titanium, with a curved sapphire crystal display. It's meant for fashion-minded... >>

Suunto's first HR sports watch claims to be the most accurate

Suunto's first HR sports watch claims to be the most accurate

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A Finland-based sports watch maker has launched a new device that it claimed delivers "superior accuracy".Dubbed the Spartan Sport Wrist HR, the watch, which is made by Suunto, features a patented biometric measurement technology. Valencell, the US biometric... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Tab S2: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Tab S2: What's the difference?

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Samsung unveiled its next iPad-rival during Mobile World Congress 2017 on 26 February. The new tablet will hit shelves on 31 March, with pre-orders starting from 17 March.Here is how the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 compares to 2015's Galaxy Tab S2. Samsung... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung didn't use Mobile World Congress to launch its latest flagship smartphones, but that doesn't mean the South Korean tech giant kept quiet at the show.In fact, it did quite the opposite with the announcement of not one, but two new tablets, one... >>

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

Best Android phones: 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... >>

Splatoon 2 beta available to download on Nintendo Switch for free

Splatoon 2 beta available to download on Nintendo Switch for free

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The Nintendo Switch has had great success since its launch a couple of weeks ago, and that's mainly thanks to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.Now you can nab yourself some playtime with another top Nintendo first-party title - in beta form anyway.... >>

OK Google, tell Neato robot to start cleaning

OK Google, tell Neato robot to start cleaning

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Neato has announced Google Home support on all its connected robot vacuum cleaners, including the Botvac D3 Connected, Botvac D5 Connected and Botvac Connected.Users with a Google Home device will therefore be able to ask Google Assistant to tell Neato... >>

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

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Voice chat is a mainstay in most online multiplayer games, and while it can be abused by trolls and other immature idiots, it can often also be vital to progression, especially in co-op sessions.But what if you're deaf? Or you don't want the whole house... >>

Grohe Sense can help protect your home from flooding and water damage

Grohe Sense can help protect your home from flooding and water damage

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There are a fair few smart home products on the market but not all of them really help or improve our lives. The technology is maturing but there are many devices that exist because they sound cool in paper but have little benefit in the real world.Grohe... >>

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

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Netflix is considering presenting different cuts of TV shows and movies for mobile users specifically. It has a growing audience of viewers on mobile and the cuts could make portable presentations more enjoyable.Speaking at a briefing in San Francisco,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge retrospective: This is still a fantastic phone

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge retrospective: This is still a fantastic phone

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Of all the phones we saw in 2016, it was the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge that had the greatest impact. Arriving alongside a flat Galaxy S7 that was pretty close to the Galaxy S6, the S7 edge made more sense, pulling into a space that made the S6 edge+ more... >>

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

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If you have kids, you probably care about they do on a mobile device.Don't get us wrong. You want them to explore, tinker around, and aspire to be Mark Zuckerberg 2.0, but at the same time, there are just some things kids maybe shouldn't do on an internet-connected... >>

HTC teases 20 March spring event, likely for HTC Ocean/HTC 11 flagship

HTC teases 20 March spring event, likely for HTC Ocean/HTC 11 flagship

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It looks like the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play aren't the only smartphones HTC plans to announce this year.The company has posted an interesting teaser to its Taiwanese Facebook page. In the post, first spotted by TechRadar, we can see a photo with the... >>

Apple OLED iPhone 8 might sport Samsung's curved 3D Touch display

Apple OLED iPhone 8 might sport Samsung's curved 3D Touch display

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Apple's upcoming OLED iPhone 8 will have a very Samsung-like screen in terms of its technology, how its made, and its curve.Recent reports have claimed that Apple will adopt OLED panels - matching major rivals, like Samsung - for its future iPhones, with... >>

OnePlus teams up with Colette to launch limited-edition OnePlus 3T

OnePlus teams up with Colette to launch limited-edition OnePlus 3T

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OnePlus and Paris-based fashion boutique Colette are releasing a limited-edition version of the OnePlus 3T smartphone.Dubbed the OnePlus 3T Colette edition, the phone is described as a "all-black edition" of the OnePlus 3T premium flagship smartphone.... >>

Denon Heos soundbar and sub take Sonos head-on

Denon Heos soundbar and sub take Sonos head-on

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Denon's Heos multiroom audio system has been compared to Sonos often in the past and the latest pair of products are set to continue that trend.The Heos Bar is a direct rival to the Sonos Playbar, while the wireless Heos Subwoofer will draw comparisons... >>

Electric Jaguar I-Pace hits the road for first time, production model unveiled in late-2017

Electric Jaguar I-Pace hits the road for first time, production model unveiled in late-2017

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This is the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace in action.We saw the concept version of the SUV in the flesh at the end of last year, which we covered in our extensive Jaguar I-Pace preview, but this is the first time the car has taken to the roads. It was driven... >>

Nokia 8 said to be mid-ranger, will be joined by Nokia 7 but flagship yet to come

Nokia 8 said to be mid-ranger, will be joined by Nokia 7 but flagship yet to come

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HMD Global is moving on apace with its roll out of Nokia-branded Android phones, with two reportedly to follow the four revealed at the Mobile World Congress trade show last month.There have been plenty of rumours about a flagship Nokia 8 model (also... >>

How much does Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 cost? Best Buy reveals all

How much does Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 cost? Best Buy reveals all

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It's been a month since Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Tab S3 with no word on pricing, but now, we know how much it costs.Best Buy has listed the 32GB model at $599 - and that includes the S-Pen accessory. The retailer also listed the folio case for $59... >>

Will Samsung finally show its Galaxy X foldable smartphone at IFA 2017?

Will Samsung finally show its Galaxy X foldable smartphone at IFA 2017?

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Samsung's long-rumoured foldable smartphone might soon debut. Information about the phone, often dubbed the Galaxy X, has been slowly leaking out over the past couple years, with the latest reports indicating that the company is developing a version... >>