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Next Nexus (2016): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Next Nexus (2016): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Google's Nexus programme gives birth to a pure Android smartphone every year, sometimes two. The idea behind the Nexus is to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. It's given rise to some great devices... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung will be announcing its next Galaxy Note device on 2 August at an event in New York. By default, the new smartphone should be called the Note 6, but Samsung has said it will be jumping a digit in order to align the Note with its current 2016 flagships.... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

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Apple's new iPhones - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - are due to launch in the next few months, with most placing their bets on a September announcement. Rumours of the two devices, as well as a third, have been circulating around the rumour mill for... >>

A Pokemon Go smartwatch app needs to happen

A Pokemon Go smartwatch app needs to happen

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Pokemon Go has basically taken the rulebook and thrown it out of the Window. It's seen huge interest around the globe and really shaken up mobile gaming, by insisting that you leave your house. The biggest downside - apart from the demand overwhelming... >>

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

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Since last November, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One. Not all of your old library of games are playable presently, but there are more than 200 titles currently available. Xbox is also adding to this list regularly as each... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in pictures: Photos, renders and leaks galore

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in pictures: Photos, renders and leaks galore

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The Samsung Galaxy Note series has had a strong following since it first pioneered the phablet. After a period where the Note 5 skipped release in some countries, Samsung is expected to come back swinging with an international Note 7 release. With so... >>

HTC Marlin spotted in real life, teasing next Nexus specs

HTC Marlin spotted in real life, teasing next Nexus specs

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Discussion surrounding the next Nexus devices has been rife, with rumours of two HTC handsets known as Marlin and Sailfish. The first claimed real world photo of the HTC Marlin isn't going to be a huge design reveal, however, as all we can see if the... >>

BlackBerry's next flagship, Argon: What's the story so far?

BlackBerry's next flagship, Argon: What's the story so far?

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Blackberry is expected to launch three phones over the next year. One of them is the Argon, and by the sounds of it, this will be the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device with a powerful processor, support for the latest Quick... >>

Edit photos like the pros with the Ultimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle (94 per cent off)

Edit photos like the pros with the Ultimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle (94 per cent off)

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How many people do you know with framed Instagram or Snapchat photos? Likely none, and for good reason: those fad photo-filter apps don’t come anywhere near the quality and beauty of a well-edited photo using professional photo editing programs such... >>

Anonymous and unrestricted browsing for life: TigerVPN full lifetime subscription (93 per cent off)

Anonymous and unrestricted browsing for life: TigerVPN full lifetime subscription (93 per cent off)

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These days, if you’re not using a virtual private network (VPN) to secure your online activity, you’re inviting serious trouble. Hackers of all types are highly motivated to get their digital hands on your sensitive data and personal information--identity... >>

Here is Facebook's internet-beaming plane completing its first test flight

Here is Facebook's internet-beaming plane completing its first test flight

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One day soon you may access the internet via a wireless-internet-beaming plane rather than fiber optic cable. Facebook wants to blanket the world with internet using a fleet of solar-powered aircraft called Aquila, and after two years of engineering and... >>

See how Google uses machine learning to expand comic bubbles

See how Google uses machine learning to expand comic bubbles

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Google has made it a lot easier to read digital comic books on your mobile device - and it did so using machine learning. Google Play Books introduced vertical scrolling last year to help you better consume comic books, but Google obviously realised more... >>

Watch NASA's year-long timelapse of Earth from a million miles away

Watch NASA's year-long timelapse of Earth from a million miles away

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A new NASA video published to YouTube shows a full year of life on Earth from about a million miles away. Around this time last year, the US space agency also released the first image of the sunlit side of Earth. It was taken by NASA's EPIC camera aboard... >>

iOS 10 changes how you unlock iPhone - here’s how to switch it back

iOS 10 changes how you unlock iPhone - here’s how to switch it back

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This is exactly why Apple lets you test unfinished versions of iOS updates. A couple of weeks ago, iOS 10, Apple's next major update to iOS, became available as a public beta, allowing intrepid iPhone/iPad owners to sample the software and give feedback.... >>

11 reasons to upgrade your doorbell

11 reasons to upgrade your doorbell

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When was the last time you found a "we tried to deliver" card on your door mat, but you were home? With more and more of us opting to have things delivered to our home, it can be challenging to not only make sure we are are in, but that we also hear... >>

Nintendo's new console available to order, but it's not what you expected

Nintendo's new console available to order, but it's not what you expected

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Nintendo has officially revealed its next console, but it isn't the long-awaited Nintendo NX. We still have to wait for more details on that particular beast. Instead, the next console the Japanese gaming giant will be manufacturing and selling is the... >>

What to expect at IFA 2016

What to expect at IFA 2016

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Consumer electronics trade show IFA takes place in Berlin at the beginning of September every year. It's been the platform for some major launches over the last couple of years from the first few generations of Samsung Galaxy Note devices to some of Sony's... >>

How to access Android N 'Nougat' easter egg

How to access Android N 'Nougat' easter egg

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Google is well known for throwing easter eggs in to its software, particularly with Android versions. For the past two years, there's been a hidden Flappy Bird-style game which you access by heading in to Settings>About Phone then tapping multiple times... >>

Best smartphone battery packs: Pokemon power and more

Best smartphone battery packs: Pokemon power and more

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There is nothing worse than running out of battery on your phone. Well, there is, but when it happens it feels like the worst thing in the world. Unfortunately, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Will it happen and what's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Will it happen and what's the story so far?

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The rumour mill loves an Apple story. It doesn't matter if it's so far fetched it will never see the light of day, or whether it is something that might actually happen, it churns them all out anyway. The latest claim isn't for one iPhone to be announced... >>

5 best indie games coming to Xbox One you must download

5 best indie games coming to Xbox One you must download

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Thanks to the Xbox One's now inextricable link with Windows 10 the platform is very attractive to independent developers. They can essentially develop for PC and easily translate their games for Xbox One too, or vice versa. What's more, the ID@Xbox scheme... >>

Autonomous boats could help the Navy fight pirates

Autonomous boats could help the Navy fight pirates

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We've all heard a lot about autonomous cars and there's been plenty written about drones taking to the air, but we've not seen so much discussion about boats, or autonomous watercraft. BAE Systems has been working on autonomous naval technologies, in... >>

Tesla's Master Plan part two involves self-driving trucks, buses, and cars that make money for you

Tesla's Master Plan part two involves self-driving trucks, buses, and cars that make money for you

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For the first time in ten years, Elon Musk has published the first major update to Tesla's master plan, which includes a number of key areas the company is working on for the short-term and long-term future. In Musk's Master Plan, Part Deux, Tesla will... >>

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

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Help! Pokemon Go isn't working - what is wrong with it?  With every craze comes a backlash, when people can't get their fix of the action. For something the size of Pokemon Go - which by all accounts has taken over the world - there are a lot of people... >>

Pokemon Go the Movie planned, live-action film rights snapped up

Pokemon Go the Movie planned, live-action film rights snapped up

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After the unbelievable success of Pokemon Go, Legendary Entertainment has reported snagged the rights to make a live-action movie starring the cute cartoon monsters. Although there have been plenty of feature length Pokemon films in the last 20 years,... >>