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OnePlus 5T: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

OnePlus 5T: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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It's official: OnePlus has launched another smartphone in 2017 and it's called the OnePlus 5T. The new device is an update to the OnePlus 5, just like the OnePlus 3T was to the OnePlus 3, but rather than a hardware upgrade, the OnePlus 5T sees a design... >>

OnePlus 5T officially unveiled, complete with facial recognition and a 6-inch screen

OnePlus 5T officially unveiled, complete with facial recognition and a 6-inch screen

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OnePlus’ follow up to the OnePlus 5 is officially here. Just like last year, the disruptive tech company has launched a “T” version of its 2017 flagship. From the front, it looks like a brand new series, but on the whole, there’s not a massive... >>

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced the OnePlus 5T, its second flagship smartphone of 2017. The new device offers very similar hardware to the OnePlus 5, but it brings with it a 18:9 aspect ratio display, putting it in the same playing field as the likes of the Samsung... >>

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its second 2017 flagship, the OnePlus 5T, which will be available to pre-order from 16 November and on sale from 21 November.The new handset offers the same hardware as its predecessor, the OnePlus 5, but it brings an 18:9 aspect... >>

Best UK SIM-only: 12GB data SIM for £13

Best UK SIM-only: 12GB data SIM for £13

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Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... >>

Amazon Echo Show: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Amazon Echo Show: Release date, price and everything you need to know

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Amazon has an extensive range of Echo devices. All of them can respond to voice commands, control smart home products and answer questions, but the Echo Show is a little different.It's the only Echo Device with a touchscreen display, and ushers in some... >>

Netgear adds Circle from Disney parental controls to its routers

Netgear adds Circle from Disney parental controls to its routers

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We tested the Circle with Disney system in the summer and loved the way it can control a whole family's internet usage simply. Clearly, so does Netgear. It is adding the user-friendly parental control tech to its routers and Wi-Fi devices.It will initially... >>

Honor V10 with bezel-less screen to launch in China on 28 November. Global launch to follow?

Honor V10 with bezel-less screen to launch in China on 28 November. Global launch to follow?

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Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, has confirmed it will be launching a new V10 smartphone in China on 28 November. While the company, who recently won the Pocket-lint Award for best mid-range phone in the Honor 9, hasn't revealed any details about the phone,... >>

Motorola's latest Moto Mod is a Polaroid printer for your phone

Motorola's latest Moto Mod is a Polaroid printer for your phone

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Motorola has a new Moto Mod: the Polaroid Insta-Share Printer.Motorola has a handful of modular attachments for its Moto Z smartphone line. These attachments, dubbed Moto Mods, expand the functionality of a phone. In this case, the Polaroid Insta-Share... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 set for early-2018 reveal?

Samsung Galaxy S9 set for early-2018 reveal?

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Samsung may launch the Galaxy S9 flagship earlier in the year in 2018 than the S8, according to Twitter user Ricciolo1, who has been accurate with leaks and predictions in the past. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What’s the story so far?  Not only does... >>

Geneva Touring/xS is a Bluetooth speaker with style and substance

Geneva Touring/xS is a Bluetooth speaker with style and substance

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Geneva Lab has unveiled the latest and smallest addition to its Touring range of portable wireless speakers and radios. The Touring/xS is, as its name suggests, extra small and so misses out on radio functionality to work solely as a wireless speaker.... >>

Fossil unveils the Q Control, its first water-resistant smartwatch with heart rate monitor

Fossil unveils the Q Control, its first water-resistant smartwatch with heart rate monitor

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Fossil has announced the Q Control, a brand new smartwatch and fitness tracker that has a couple of firsts for the company. It's the first of Fossil's watches to come with a built-in optical heart rate sensor and a water-resistant case, making it ideal... >>

Amazon Echo vs Echo 2 vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Echo 2 vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

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Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point, spanning smart speakers, video devices and new Alexa Gadgets.The Echo family of products has grown rapidly over the last couple of years, with a flurry of new devices announced in September 2017 to add to... >>

John Lewis and Google bring Moz the Monster to life with interactive storybook

John Lewis and Google bring Moz the Monster to life with interactive storybook

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To coincide with the debut of Moz the Monster, the star of John Lewis' Christmas campaign, the retail giant has released a storybook for children. The story reveals how Moz is discovered by a young boy named Joe, hiding under his bed. The book, and Moz,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 may be bundled with AKG Bluetooth buds

Samsung Galaxy S9 may be bundled with AKG Bluetooth buds

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We're still a fair few months away from the Samsung Galaxy S9 official launch - which we expect to be towards the end of March - but the rumours keep coming. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far? The latest comes from Twitter user IceUniverse -... >>

Currys Black Friday deals include £800 off 55-inch LG OLED TV, £20 off Amazon Echo and loads more

Currys Black Friday deals include £800 off 55-inch LG OLED TV, £20 off Amazon Echo and loads more

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Currys PC World has started its Black Friday event early by announcing a number of "Why Wait?" deals available in store and online before Black Friday officially takes place on Friday 24 November.The retailer guarantees deal prices on the selected products... >>

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 in pictures

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 in pictures

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This year's EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards was the best yet, and here are the pictures to prove it. Announced during a lush ceremony at Church House, Westminster, with support from sponsors EE, Honor, Sky News Swipe and MSN, those rewarded represent the... >>

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

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Google releases a new version of Android each year. For 2017, that's Android 8.0 Oreo, the name revealed on 21 August during the solar eclipse in the US.Like last year's Nougat update, Android Oreo was initially launched as a developer preview as Android... >>

Muse is an Alexa device for your car that allows music, navigation access

Muse is an Alexa device for your car that allows music, navigation access

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Amazon's Alexa assistant is officially coming to cars.Sure, vehicles can already integrate the technology, but those are few and far between. Then, there's Garmin, which has made a GPS device-speaker thing that includes Alexa in order to serve up spoken... >>

Ecobee thermostats can now be voice-controlled via Google Assistant

Ecobee thermostats can now be voice-controlled via Google Assistant

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Ecobee's smart home devices just got, well, smarter, thanks to Google.The company makes things like thermostats, such as the Ecobee 3, Ecobee3 Lite, and Ecobee 4, and now, it has announced that those very devices can now be controlled through Goole Home... >>

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed

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Another year draws to a close but not before we celebrate the finest games, gadgets and other tech treats of the last 12 months in the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. It's time to reveal the winners.You have been voting in your droves, along with... >>

Apple's 2019 iPhone might feature a laser-based 3D sensor on the back

Apple's 2019 iPhone might feature a laser-based 3D sensor on the back

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The iPhone X is barely a month old and already people want to know about future iPhones and what they might feature.Well, the rumour mill is already discussing the 2019 iPhone: according to a Bloomberg, Apple is developing a “3D sensor” for the back... >>

Apple could add Face ID tech to next HomePod so it can identify you

Apple could add Face ID tech to next HomePod so it can identify you

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Apple's HomePod speaker still isn't available, but that hasn't stopped the rumour mill from talking about the next version.According to a report by Nikkei, one of Apple's Taiwanese suppliers, Inventec Appliances, has projected that next year's model... >>

Best advent calendars 2017: From lipsticks and Lego to gin and rare whiskey

Best advent calendars 2017: From lipsticks and Lego to gin and rare whiskey

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December is an exciting month for lots of children, not just because of Christmas falls and the (very, very small) chance of snow, but because many get a piece of chocolate every single morning for 25 days straight. The chocolate might be a bit on... >>

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

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Apple's iPad mini 4 was announced as the replacement for the iPad mini 3 way back in September 2015. It starts at £419 and it is the smallest tablet in the iPad portfolio with its 7.9-inch display, which is the same as the original iPad mini, iPad... >>

Bose Sleepbuds block out snorers to help you get to sleep

Bose Sleepbuds block out snorers to help you get to sleep

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Bose has announced a new pair of in-ear headphones, but with a twist. Instead of wearing them during the day to listen to music, you pop them in at night to drown out any annoying noises such as someone snoring, barking dogs or traffic going past your... >>

Best VPN services 2017: Top 10 VPNs to keep your browsing secure

Best VPN services 2017: Top 10 VPNs to keep your browsing secure

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VPNs, or virtual private networks, are becoming more popular as a means to keep internet browsing private and access services that may be region locked, as well as help people hide away from the more malicious parts of the internet.In normal internet... >>

Amazon kicks off Black Friday deals with 3-months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p

Amazon kicks off Black Friday deals with 3-months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p

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Amazon is always one of the retailers that goes all out for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and we fully expect this year to be no different. In fact, it has started early with a big discount on its Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service.Basically Amazon's... >>

HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC has officially unveiled a brand new VR headset called the HTC Vive Focus. It's a standalone headset that runs on HTC's own VR platform, the also brand new Vive Wave and has access to the Viveport content store for downloading apps and games. Allow... >>

Amazing Microsoft US Black Friday deals revealed: Xbox One S for $189, Mixed Reality and more

Amazing Microsoft US Black Friday deals revealed: Xbox One S for $189, Mixed Reality and more

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Microsoft has announced some incredible Black Friday deals already, in the US at least. We fully expect UK bargains to be unveiled soon and if they are anything like the massive discounts on offer in the States, we suspect the online store will be inundated.In... >>

Apple to release three iPhones, including iPhone X Plus in 2018

Apple to release three iPhones, including iPhone X Plus in 2018

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Following his prediction that Apple will release two iPhone models with OLED screens in 2018, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed the screen sizes he expects them to sport and claims a third LCD-screen iPhone will be launched alongside them.... >>

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

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Amazon is considering a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video, a new report has claimed. The streaming service is a benefit for Amazon Prime subscribers, who currently pay $99 a year for their membership. They get things like free two-day shipping... >>

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

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Amazon is stepping up its original series efforts in a major way.Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, apparently wants Amazon's original TV division to develop more big, primetime-level shows, kind of like Game of Thrones. It was previously reported that Amazon... >>

Check out Boston Dynamics' latest robot hellhound

Check out Boston Dynamics' latest robot hellhound

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Boston Dynamics can apparently only make nightmare-inducing robots.The robot company, which was once owned by Google but is now owned by Japan's SoftBank, makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look creepy (see this one and this... >>

How to broadcast voice messages to your Google Home speakers

How to broadcast voice messages to your Google Home speakers

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You can now use your Google Home speakers as an intercom system.Google has updated its Google Home speaker lineup so that you can easily send a message to everyone in your home or office. It's basically pushed a Google Assistant upgrade that lets you... >>

Nike announces new 'Midnight Fog' Apple Watch with matching trainers

Nike announces new 'Midnight Fog' Apple Watch with matching trainers

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Nike and Apple partnered up on a new Nike Apple Watch Series 3.They're releasing the "Midnight Fog edition Nike Apple Watch Cellular + GPS", which is designed to match Nike's new Air VaporMax trainers. Keep in mind, the shoe company, which has a long... >>

33 of the weirdest and wildest movie villains of all time

33 of the weirdest and wildest movie villains of all time

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They say that no idea is original, but there have certainly been some weird and wild movie villains over the years. From not-so-terrifying toy robots to un-frightening foodstuffs, we dive into the weird world of unlikely, and often unwise, movie villains.... >>

PS4 owners can play online for free this week, no PS Plus subscription needed

PS4 owners can play online for free this week, no PS Plus subscription needed

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Sony has announced that you won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online between 10am Wednesday 15 and 10am Monday 20 November. Online multiplayer during that period will be completely free for all players in the UK and Europe.Called the... >>

Police called to break up Amazon Alexa’s very own self-controlled party

Police called to break up Amazon Alexa’s very own self-controlled party

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A resident living in Hamburg, Germany arrived back to his flat after a night out to find a new lock and an invoice after his Amazon Echo decided to start playing loud music between 2 and 3am. Amazon Echo (original) vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look... >>

Apple Watch Series 3's mobile connection saves stranded surfer's life

Apple Watch Series 3's mobile connection saves stranded surfer's life

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A kitesurfer from California who got stranded out in the ocean has said he was able to contact the lifeguard and get taken back to shore all thanks to his Apple Watch Series 3. Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch, albeit with plenty of caveats... >>

Why great colour is important for your next TV choice

Why great colour is important for your next TV choice

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The picture quality of any TV you buy depends on five key elements: contrast, colour, sharpness, motion clarity, and source recognition/adaptation.We recently looked at the first of these, contrast, in the context of Philips' stunning new P5 picture processing... >>

Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?

Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?

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Disney is currently developing on a standalone streaming service - and it hasn't been shy about discussing it with the media.Thanks to the company's talkative CEO, we have a good idea about when it will launch, how much it will cost, and what types of... >>

Roku's voice-controlled smart speaker: What's the story so far?

Roku's voice-controlled smart speaker: What's the story so far?

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Thanks to Amazon, every tech company is making a smart speaker.Heavyweights like Google, Apple, and Microsoft are now competing with Amazon's Alexa platform and Echo lineup, by releasing their own speakers loaded with assistants. And let's not forget... >>

This is the BlackBerry Motion: Specs, images and pricing revealed

This is the BlackBerry Motion: Specs, images and pricing revealed

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BlackBerry is a brand name synonymous with one thing: keyboards. When you think of the mobile maker's name, you think of old-style smartphones equipped with tiny QWERTY keys. But it has been known to dabble in all-touch devices. In the latter years of... >>

Best tech toys 2017: Connected toys, robots and more

Best tech toys 2017: Connected toys, robots and more

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For many, the days of just building a spaceship out of Lego or playing a game of Monopoly are long gone.Today, kids want interactive tech toys that are powered by an app or that connect to the internet. They want animals that learn and grow as you play... >>

Best fitness trackers 2017: The best activity bands to buy today

Best fitness trackers 2017: The best activity bands to buy today

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The wearables market offers a plethora of devices from smartwatches and heart rate measuring headphones to sports watches and activity trackers. There is such a breadth of choice, it's difficult to know where to start, let alone make the right decision... >>

Canton DM5 will fill your room with TV-boosting sound from a compact body

Canton DM5 will fill your room with TV-boosting sound from a compact body

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German audio manufacturer Canton has announced its latest soundbar in the DM5. It joins a roster of other top-performing soundbars and soundbases in the DM range, but has a much smaller footprint for those short on space. Q Acoustics M2 review: Super... >>

OnePlus 5T "confirmed" to cost the same as OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5T "confirmed" to cost the same as OnePlus 5

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We're just under a week away from seeing the OnePlus 5T in the flesh for the first time, as the company plans to unveil it at an event in Brooklyn, New York on 16 November. You will be able to watch the unveiling live, details of which can be found here,... >>