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BBC iPlayer will reinvent itself by 2020 to be "number one online TV service in the UK"

BBC iPlayer will reinvent itself by 2020 to be "number one online TV service in the UK"

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BBC director general Lord Hall has said he plans to totally reinvent the BBC iPlayer by 2020 to increase its reach and become a "must-visit destination". One way Lord Hall plans to update the service to make it more popular is to make some programmes... >>

LG G6 will launch before the Galaxy S8 to capitalise on Samsung's downfall

LG G6 will launch before the Galaxy S8 to capitalise on Samsung's downfall

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A report straight from Korea is suggesting LG will release its 2017 flagship device, highly likely to be the G6, before Samsung releases the Galaxy S8. It will be the first time LG has released its flagship before its South Korean rival. LG G6: What's... >>

Sony Kids caters for young ones with new catch-up channel on YouView

Sony Kids caters for young ones with new catch-up channel on YouView

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Sony has announced it has launched a dedicated Sony Kids catch-up TV channel, accessible through YouView. The new player has launched today, 10 January, and is the first to launch since YouView underwent a design overhaul. YouView unveils faster, cleaner,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 will get Nougat update from 17 January

Samsung Galaxy S7 will get Nougat update from 17 January

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European Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners should begin receiving an over the air update for the official version of Android 7.0 Nougat from 17 January. The news comes after a screenshot leaked online with an official announcement from Samsung... >>

New Windows 10 privacy dashboard gives you more control over data

New Windows 10 privacy dashboard gives you more control over data

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Most people are concerned about their privacy, especially when it comes to their computers and mobile devices.So, in response to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's accusation about Windows 10 sending an "unprecedented amount of usage data" back to... >>

Apple found out what's messing with the new MacBook Pro's battery life

Apple found out what's messing with the new MacBook Pro's battery life

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Apple knows what is causing the new MacBook Pro's battery woes.A couple weeks after Consumer Reports failed to recommend the latest MacBook Pro due to inconsistent battery life, Apple has announced that it worked with the publication to identify the problem:... >>

Best headphones and speakers at CES 2017: Audio-Technica, AKG, Sennheiser and more

Best headphones and speakers at CES 2017: Audio-Technica, AKG, Sennheiser and more

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Headphones and speakers always attract large crowds at CES and 2017 was no different. They both represent the most affordable way to get into hi-fi while also offering a personal listening experience. One of the clearest messages we got from CES 2017... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the story so far?

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was a fantastic phone, until the battery issues destroyed its reputation and left it with a legacy of being the only phone to be singled out before boarding a flight.We expected the Note family to die with the Note 7, but there's... >>

LG G6 to use the "world's first QHD+ screen with 18:9 aspect ratio"

LG G6 to use the "world's first QHD+ screen with 18:9 aspect ratio"

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LG Display has confirmed the screen to adorn the next LG flagship, which we all know will be the G6, will be a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2880 Quad HD+ LCD panel, some improvement on the 5.3-inch Quad HD panel found in the G5. LG G6: What's the story so far? The... >>

Curved screen Huawei P10 will launch this Spring

Curved screen Huawei P10 will launch this Spring

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As soon as the Huawei P9 was released and we subsequently reviewed it, we've been holding out for its successor. The P9 is a hugely capable smartphone, but the majors of the smartphone world just out-muscled it. The P10 however could right all the wrongs,... >>

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Specs, release date and rumours

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Specs, release date and rumours

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Motorola has changed hands more times than a used car in recent years, skipping over to Google and then to Lenovo where it currently resides.With future phones carrying the Moto branding - and a shake-up on 2016 introducing the Moto Z family, we're left... >>

Apple iPhone 8 may swap aluminium for stainless steel construction

Apple iPhone 8 may swap aluminium for stainless steel construction

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We've seen and heard countless rumours suggesting the iPhone 8 will feature all-glass designs, OLED screens and wireless charging, but not much has been said about the general build, until now. Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: What's the story so far?... >>

Best smartwatches and fitness trackers of CES 2017: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

Best smartwatches and fitness trackers of CES 2017: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers have yet again had a noticeable presence at CES 2017. We haven't seen as many devices as previous years, but there have been a number of announcements within the smartwatch and fitness tracking fields worthy of attention.From new... >>

HTC unexpectedly launches mid-range Desire 650

HTC unexpectedly launches mid-range Desire 650

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We were a little surprised to see an HTC product launch press release land in our inbox this morning, especially since the company is holding an event on 12 January where it's expected to unveil three new devices.  HTC Ocean: What's the story on the... >>

Best TVs of CES 2017: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG OLED and more

Best TVs of CES 2017: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG OLED and more

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CES 2017, held at the beginning of January, was a launch platform for 2017's new televisions. The consumer electronics trade show ushered in a new wave of TV tech that will eventually make its way into your living room. It's so often been the proving... >>

Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S2 now connect to iPhone, here's how it works

Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S2 now connect to iPhone, here's how it works

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Samsung's Gear S smartwatches are finally compatible with the iPhone. We take a dive down in to the app and experience to see whether or not the watch is worth taking over Apple's own smartwatch. The SetupBefore starting, make sure you have a compatible... >>

This could be our first look at the Moto G5 Plus

This could be our first look at the Moto G5 Plus

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Photos purporting to be the Moto G5 Plus have appeared on Romanian reselling site OLX, and picked up by Reddit and Phonedog. If you think the design and overall look of the phone seems familiar, it's because it's not too dissimilar to the renders of the... >>

Microsoft just canceled production of its anticipated Scalebound game

Microsoft just canceled production of its anticipated Scalebound game

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If you're big into adventure and role-playing games, then you'll be gutted to know Scalebound for Xbox is no more.Dragons? Check. Giant enemy crabs? Check. Swords? Check. Magic? Double check. Scalebound had all the Japanese RPG elements sorted. Set to... >>

Razer Project Valerie: Crazy gaming laptop concept packs in three screens

Razer Project Valerie: Crazy gaming laptop concept packs in three screens

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There are laptops you can pull out on the train on your commute to work for emails and type up notes. There are gaming laptops you might get away with donning on your knees for a bit of mid-travel play too.And then there's Razer Project Valerie.Based... >>

Nokia 6 Android phone: Specs, release date and everything you need to know

Nokia 6 Android phone: Specs, release date and everything you need to know

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Nokia is making its way back to smartphones, first announcing that it's going to be embracing Android and reaffirming that position in December on formation of the new organisation, and in January, announcing its first device.Unlike other brands that... >>

Tips and tricks, things to look out for in a phone repair service

Tips and tricks, things to look out for in a phone repair service

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You’ve smashed your iPhone. It wasn’t even a big drop but those sidewalks are unforgiving. Now, you have a thin slab of metal and glass splinters. So what’s next?First, don’t beat yourself up. These things happen. A recent study showed that sports... >>

What is Dolby Vision? Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained

What is Dolby Vision? Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained

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The television world is never short of technical terms and abbreviations, and keeping up with them all and understanding what they all do can be a nightmare. The biggest TV trend to come out of the past few years is High Dynamic Range, or HDR. We've already... >>

Samsung Gear devices can now be used with the iPhone

Samsung Gear devices can now be used with the iPhone

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Samsung and Apple have never always seen eye to eye as we've seen all too often the two smartphone giants trying to outdo each other. But we're pleased to say that Samsung has been the bigger man and announced its Gear series of wearables can now used... >>

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

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Nvidia is soon to release a new version of the Nvidia Shield Android TV. It will also expand its GeForce Now cloud gaming service in the coming months to more than just Shield devices.However, the new GeForce Now will be an alternative offering, just... >>

HTC Ocean's Touch UI gets another video leak, this time looking more official

HTC Ocean's Touch UI gets another video leak, this time looking more official

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The first leak we saw for the HTC Ocean was a concept for a new Sense Touch UI, detailing that you could operate the phone without buttons.A new video, shared by @evleaks, gives us another look at a similar-looking Sense Touch UI, again accessed without... >>