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Watch Elon Musk unveil SpaceX's 'Interplanetary Transport System'

Watch Elon Musk unveil SpaceX's 'Interplanetary Transport System'

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Elon Musk is using Twitter again to get everyone hyped, but this time it's about SpaceX's grand plan to make humans a multiplanetary species. The SpaceX CEO took to the social network to promote a video that shows a concept of SpaceX's new Interplanetary... >>

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

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

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Amazon's Echo lineup offers tiered-speaker heights that remind us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta). The company makes a cylindrical, internet-connected Bluetooth speaker called Echo, which doubles as a personal, cloud-based assistant,... >>

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... >>

DJI Mavic Pro is a mean-looking, feature-rich and super-speedy new drone

DJI Mavic Pro is a mean-looking, feature-rich and super-speedy new drone

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DJI has unveiled the latest drone in its arsenal, and has done so with something of a new form factor. Rather than have a large, rigid quadcopter design, the Mavic Pro is foldable, and is small enough to fit in your bag. According to DJI, the new drone... >>

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: 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. With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus having both now... >>

Honeywell Lyric T6 smart thermostat will make your home toasty warm when you’re on your way home

Honeywell Lyric T6 smart thermostat will make your home toasty warm when you’re on your way home

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Honeywell has launched the Lyric T6, the latest in its range of connected thermostats, joining the evohome and and Single Zone. The new model has Apple HomeKit integration meaning you can control it using your voice and Siri, or through Apple’s Home... >>

Hive takes on Philips Hue with colour changing light bulbs

Hive takes on Philips Hue with colour changing light bulbs

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Hive, the smarthome subsidiary of British Gas, launched its first Active Lights back in June, instantly making it a major smarthome player. The ability to control heating and lighting from one app and using one hub makes it incredibly simple and accessible.... >>

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

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Apple's latest iPhones are finally here and they are lovely. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus continue with the all metal body but they see a refinement in their designs. The company has moved the antenna strips on the rear to just the top and bottom... >>

When is Android 7.0 Nougat coming to my phone?

When is Android 7.0 Nougat coming to my phone?

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Every year a major update to Android is released. This year's update is called Android Nougat, following the theme of the dessert-inspired name. Unlike previous updates, Nougat was first released to developers in March and as of 22 August, it began rolling... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8: What we want to see and what's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy S8: What we want to see and what's the story so far?

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Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in March, followed by the Note 7 in August. The former two devices have received huge amounts of praise for their designs, powerful specs and great cameras. No smartphone is perfect though. There will always... >>

Xiaomi’s new smartphones feature embedded fingerprint scanners and dual lens cameras

Xiaomi’s new smartphones feature embedded fingerprint scanners and dual lens cameras

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has taken the wraps off two new smartphones, the Mi5s and Mi5s Plus, both of which come with their own headline grabbing features. They follow the release of the Mi5 Pro, which we've previously had some hands on... >>

BBC iPlayer will require BBC iD registration and account from early 2017

BBC iPlayer will require BBC iD registration and account from early 2017

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The BBC has confirmed that users of BBC iPlayer will be required to log into the service using their BBC iD accounts from early 2017. For many years, the service has been completely open and free-to-use and while the latter will continue - save for a... >>

You can now pick up Sonos speakers from an Apple Store

You can now pick up Sonos speakers from an Apple Store

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When you think music you more often than not think of the iPod and Apple, and when you think of multi-room you think Sonos. They’re two brands that dominate their market. And now they’ve formed a tight bond, as Sonos has announced its speakers are... >>

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Premiere vs Roku Premiere+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Premiere vs Roku Premiere+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

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Roku recently announced a change to its portfolio of streaming boxes. Five new devices replace the old numbered players from the entry-level Roku Express and Roku Express+ to the 4K HDR-compatible Roku Ultra. The recently updated Roku streaming stick... >>

OnePlus 3 will be sold by O2 from 29 September

OnePlus 3 will be sold by O2 from 29 September

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In a surprise announcement, O2 has confirmed that it will be selling the OnePlus 3, making it the first UK network to offer OnePlus devices directly. OnePlus has been shaking up the smartphone world, offering quality devices with flagship specs and design,... >>

Amazing Google Pixel leak shows-off pure Android design

Amazing Google Pixel leak shows-off pure Android design

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With Google planning something of a mega launch party on 4 October, there has been no shortage to leaks and rumours approaching launch day. Amongst the most hotly-anticipated devices are the new Pixel handsets, stepping in to replace the Nexus devices... >>

Snapchat Spectacles: How do they work and when can you get them?

Snapchat Spectacles: How do they work and when can you get them?

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Snapchat has announced a Google Glass-GoPro hybrid pair of sunglasses. These sunglasses cost a fraction of the cost of Google Glass, however, and the idea is you'll get them in order to capture your adventures while on the go. It's like a GoPro for you... >>

Blue Microphones announces the Raspberry, the funkiest mic to use on the move

Blue Microphones announces the Raspberry, the funkiest mic to use on the move

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Blue Microphones has announced its latest addition to its collection of microphones, called the Raspberry. Designed with a compact form, it retains much of the character of Blue mics, with an interesting design, but has been designed with portability... >>

Google Andromeda OS: What is it and which devices will it power?

Google Andromeda OS: What is it and which devices will it power?

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Android and Chrome OS are about to majorly change, according to new reports. Google is rumoured to be developing a new laptop that might fall under the "Pixel" brand name - just like the company's upcoming Pixel flagship phones, but the most remarkable... >>

Google 4K Chromecast Ultra: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Google 4K Chromecast Ultra: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Google's Chromecast is going 4K. It's been a year since Google updated Chromecast by releasing Chromecast 2 with a new design, improved internals, and a refreshed app. The Mountain View, CA-based company has likely been developing a third-generation model... >>

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like

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A new leak has revealed the design of Google's upcoming Chromecast Ultra. VentureBeat posted renders of a new Chromecast device. Google is rumoured to have developed a Chromecast capable of streaming in 4K resolution for the arrival of 4K televisions... >>

Google ‘Pixel 3’ laptop running Andromeda OS planned for 2017

Google ‘Pixel 3’ laptop running Andromeda OS planned for 2017

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Google could launch its first ever laptop towards the end of 2017, at least that’s according to sources speaking to Android Police. The laptop will also be the first device to come running Google’s new Andromeda operating system. The project is known... >>

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

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We've been fans of Plex for years, the way it organises our media files, fetches metadata and basically sets up our home streaming network to be as comprehensive, yet graphically rich and simple to use as Netflix or Amazon Video. However, unless you have... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs leak; 30MP camera, Snapdragon 830 processor and built-in projector

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs leak; 30MP camera, Snapdragon 830 processor and built-in projector

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone is expected to be revealed until at least Mobile World Congress in February 2017 but given the recent fiasco surrounding overheating and exploding Galaxy Note 7s, Samsung could be keen to regain consumer confidence. If... >>

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

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Roku has officially confirmed that it is replacing all the set-to-boxes in its line-up with all-new devices. As rumoured over the last couple of weeks, there are five new Roku boxes, which start at just $29.99 for an entry-level device, going up to £129.99... >>