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Android N Nougat: How to enable and use split-screen mode

Android N Nougat: How to enable and use split-screen mode

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While some Android phones have had split screen multitasking for a while, Android N, or Nougat, is the first to have it built in to the OS. Once Android 7.0 Nougat starts its rollout, every phone with the software installed will be able to take advantage,... >>

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

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Those who thought tablets would kill the eBook reader market have had to eat their words over the last year or so. Not only are they still going strong, we are still treated to new innovations in the tech. The Amazon Kindle Oasis came out earlier this... >>

Leak shows Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 in stunning detail

Leak shows Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 in stunning detail

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A new high-quality leak has shown off the unreleased Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2. The images were published by TechnoBuffalo, and show the upcoming wearables in superb detail.  The most interesting of the two new fitness-focused wearables is the Charge... >>

Nikon D3400 updates entry-level DSLR with Bluetooth, for instant smartphone sharing

Nikon D3400 updates entry-level DSLR with Bluetooth, for instant smartphone sharing

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Nikon has announced the Nikon D3400 DSLR, updating the existing Nikon D3300 with additional connectivity options to make it more attractive to those shooting on the move.  With traditional cameras under threat from the convenience of smartphones, Nikon's... >>

What is Intel Project Alloy? The wire-free VR headset explained

What is Intel Project Alloy? The wire-free VR headset explained

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Virtual reality is a big deal, but delving into the virtual world typically requires a tethered-to-PC solution. That's where Intel Project Alloy does things differently: this all-in-one VR headset is designed without wires, with all its computational... >>

Upgrade your smartphone camera with this Universal 3-in-1 Lens Kit (58 per cent off)

Upgrade your smartphone camera with this Universal 3-in-1 Lens Kit (58 per cent off)

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The smartphone era has made professional-grade images possible, with built-in cameras that improve more and more with each new model. With the Universal 3-in-1 Lens Kit for Smartphones and Tablets, you can give your smartphone camera super powers, as... >>

How to get the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolling out now

How to get the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolling out now

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Microsoft released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 PCs earlier this month, and at the time, it said the update would arrive for Windows 10 mobile devices "in the coming weeks". The update is now rolling out. Microsoft confirmed on 16 August that... >>

EE's new pay monthly handset plans include one for roaming abroad

EE's new pay monthly handset plans include one for roaming abroad

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EE has launched a three-tier handset plan pricing structure, with the purpose of offering customers more choice and flexibility, it said. The three tiers include the 4GEE Essentials handset plan, the 4GEE handset plan, and the new 4GEE Max handset plan,... >>

Windows 10 introduces holographic apps for all, coming 2017

Windows 10 introduces holographic apps for all, coming 2017

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It's barely been a minute since Windows 10 Anniversary Edition arrived, but now Microsoft is looking ahead to its next W10 feature update: holographic apps. Announced at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), executive vice president for Windows and devices,... >>

Google Duo video calling app: How does it work and is it free to use?

Google Duo video calling app: How does it work and is it free to use?

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Google is going after FaceTime and WhatsApp and other video-calling apps with its own solution called Duo. Duo is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video calls. It relies on your number, lets you reach people in your phone’s contacts list, offers end-to-end... >>

Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB release date confirmed, consoles now on pre-order

Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB release date confirmed, consoles now on pre-order

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Xbox has kicked off Gamescom in Germany with an announcement that we were expecting - the opening of pre-orders on the smaller capacity Xbox One S consoles. There's a catch however. This isn't just the straight console, it's the Xbox One S with FIFA 17... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The coolest thing you'll find in the box isn't the phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The coolest thing you'll find in the box isn't the phone

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is probably one of the hottest phones in 2016. Announced a few weeks ago, the Note 7 is now on pre-order, hitting shelves on 2 September. We've unboxed the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and some of the best bits of this phone are lurking... >>

Google Duo, insanely simple video calling app for Android and iPhone now available

Google Duo, insanely simple video calling app for Android and iPhone now available

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Google has announced that its new FaceTime and Skype competitor, Duo, is available to download. With Duo, the aim is to make video calling as easy and reliable as possible. No complicated sign up procedure, no remembering usernames and no unintuitive... >>

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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It's almost time for Samsung to introduce a successor to the Gear S2. The company unveiled that smartwatch last August, but because we live in a high-tech age of annual product life cycles and never-ending consumerism, we're sure Samsung has been diligently... >>

Samsung Gear S3 launch date confirmed for 31 August, and you can watch live

Samsung Gear S3 launch date confirmed for 31 August, and you can watch live

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There's now no doubt that Samsung is going to be launching the Gear S3 in Berlin on 31 August. The next version of the Samsung's smartwatch is set to launch as IFA 2016 opens in the German capital, with Samsung choosing the same venue it used to launch... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the difference?

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Samsung's next Galaxy Note device has been revealed at an event in New York, adding another smartphone to the company's 2016 flagship portfolio. By default, the next Note should be called the Note 6 but Samsung skipped a digit and headed straight for... >>

Oculus Rift available at UK retailers from 20 September, here's where

Oculus Rift available at UK retailers from 20 September, here's where

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Oculus announced this morning that its high-end VR headset, the Oculus Rift, is going to be available to buy from UK retailers starting on 20 September. Customers will be able to purchase the Oculus Rift from Amazon, John Lewis, Curry’s PC World, Game... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S7: What's the difference?

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Samsung has finally announced the next generation of Galaxy Note at an event in New York, putting all the rumours to rest.  The new device is going by the name of Galaxy Note 7, rather than Galaxy Note 6, in order for it to be better associated with... >>

Battlefield 1 public beta: EA announces when you can play

Battlefield 1 public beta: EA announces when you can play

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Electronic Arts has announced Battlefield 1 will have a public beta, meaning you'll get to play and test the game before it launches this autumn. The public beta will kick off 31 August for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players. All you need to do to... >>

Google Fuchsia OS: What is it and what does it power?

Google Fuchsia OS: What is it and what does it power?

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Google is developing an entirely new operating system. But here's the thing: it's unclear at the moment what this operating system is for, including what devices it might power. Here's everything we know so far about the project, which is currently going... >>

New iPhone 7 leaks show Space Black colour and Smart Connector

New iPhone 7 leaks show Space Black colour and Smart Connector

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Apple will likely unveil the new iPhone, thought to be called iPhone 7, in just a few weeks, so it's no surprise to see a new leaked images and a video emerge online, reportedly revealing the 5.5-inch Plus model in Space Black. Space Black is basically... >>

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

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

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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. Importantly, the Nexus is the chance... >>

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

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British tech firm Bush has announced a Digital TV Recorder that gives access to your stored programmes even when you are out and about. Thanks to ShowDrive support, users can record TV shows on the new set-top-box and watch them on mobile devices over... >>

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

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It's been a year since Apple Music launched with a massive marketing campaign and several celebrities lined up, including Taylor Swift, touting how amazing it is to use, especially when compared to Spotify, another music-streaming service that was getting... >>

Pokemon Go: Best Pokemon with highest CP

Pokemon Go: Best Pokemon with highest CP

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With Pokemon mania having spread across the world, you're probably in the position where you're wondering which Pokemon you should really be investing your time in. With a choice of 151 Pokemon (although not all are available to catch right now in the... >>