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Fitbit GPS smartwatch rumours: Everything we know so far about Project Higgs

Fitbit GPS smartwatch rumours: Everything we know so far about Project Higgs

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Fitbit is well known in the activity tracking field but it has yet to fully take the leap into the smartwatch world. The Fitbit Blaze was an attempt at bridging the gap between fitness tracker and smartwatch but it isn't an Apple Watch or Android Wear... >>

Latest Fitbit smartwatch leak shows off design and new heart-rate tech

Latest Fitbit smartwatch leak shows off design and new heart-rate tech

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Fitbit is working on a GPS-equipped smartwatch, and thanks to a new leak, we know what it might look like and feature come launch day.Wareable posted two images that supposedly show the final version of the smartwatch from all angles. We also get some... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8's dual camera confirmed in leaked pic

Samsung Galaxy Note 8's dual camera confirmed in leaked pic

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 phablet has been long-rumoured to come with a dual camera, the first for a Samsung smartphone. Now it appears to have been confirmed in a leaked picture from usually reliable leaker Evan Blass. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date,... >>

London Underground to have full 4G mobile network coverage within two years

London Underground to have full 4G mobile network coverage within two years

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to bring full 4G network coverage to the London Underground, meaning passengers can call, text, Instagram, Snapchat and more on their phones whilst travelling beneath the capital.The plan is to have full coverage in... >>

Netflix snags next Coen Brothers project: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Netflix snags next Coen Brothers project: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

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Netflix might be losing Disney titles and TV shows in a couple of years' time but it is still continuing apace with its plans for world domination. It has now signed no less than The Coen Brothers to write and direct a new Netflix Original series: The... >>

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

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There are three ways to get access to Sky's content. The options are the Now TV or Now TV Smart Box route or the Sky Q route, choosing either the standard option or the Silver offering. The question is, which is the right service for you?   This... >>

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 may be a completely bezel-free phone

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 may be a completely bezel-free phone

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With so much attention being given to the screens of the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 and LG G6, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi was actually one of the first to produce a bezel-less phone in the Mi Mix. Xiaomi... >>

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

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Sky Q is well established now, first launching as a premium service but now offered as the de facto option for newcomers to Sky TV.Existing Sky+ users can also upgrade to Sky Q at reduced rates, so it's really the provider's main option going forward.... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it?

Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it?

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Home cinema isn't just about the picture, sound is just as important too. For years we've have 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound systems, but now that's all changed thanks to the mainstream arrival of Dolby Atmos.Dolby Atmos has made a big impact since its... >>

Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8: 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 launched... >>

Samsung will be streaming a live Coldplay concert in VR

Samsung will be streaming a live Coldplay concert in VR

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If you're a Coldplay fan, but haven't been able to get tickets to any of the concerts on the "A Head Full of Dreams" worldwide tour, then Samsung could be your saviour. Samsung Gear VR Consumer Edition review: The stepping-stone to Oculus proper The company... >>

LG says V30 will have the "world's clearest smartphone camera lens"

LG says V30 will have the "world's clearest smartphone camera lens"

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LG has revealed details about the camera on the upcoming V30 smartphone ahead of its official unveiling on 31 August at the IFA trade show in Berlin. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know The South Korean company says the V30 will... >>

Amazon Echo's next major feature could be multiroom audio (finally!)

Amazon Echo's next major feature could be multiroom audio (finally!)

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Amazon Echo is about to get a lot smarter, according to a new report.Most homes have multiple speakers, and thanks to inexpensive hardware like Chromecast, it's not hard to sync them up, allowing you to hear your songs playing as you move from room to... >>

Anker made a cheaper version of Amazon's Echo Dot with Alexa

Anker made a cheaper version of Amazon's Echo Dot with Alexa

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Anker just made its own version of the Echo Dot.The $50 Echo Dot is an interesting device. It is basically an Amazon Echo, minus the loud stereo speaker. The primary purpose of it is to make your dumb speaker smart. You can connect Echo Dot to a stereo... >>

iPhone 8 might be able to detect your face and auto-mute notifications

iPhone 8 might be able to detect your face and auto-mute notifications

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Leaks about the iPhone 8's design are fun, but sometimes it's cooler to hear about new features that'll make it standout.And the latest leak on the upcoming Apple smartphone is a great example of that. Developer Guilherme Rambo has been combing through... >>

Microsoft's new Outlook.com beta: What's different and how to join

Microsoft's new Outlook.com beta: What's different and how to join

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Microsoft has unveiled a new version Outlook.com. It's only in beta at the moment, but you can try it now, before everyone else.The refresh includes a revamped search interface and a heavy emphasis on GIFs. But in order to see the changes, you need to... >>

Ricoh announces Theta SC Hatsune Miku limited edition

Ricoh announces Theta SC Hatsune Miku limited edition

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Ricoh has launched a limited edition version of its Theta SC 360-degree camera featuring Japanese pop sensation Hatsune Miku, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the character. Ricoh's 360-degree camera lineup adds the £250 Theta SC Hatsune Miku is... >>

How to watch Edinburgh Festival 2017 acts online, BBC streams shows live

How to watch Edinburgh Festival 2017 acts online, BBC streams shows live

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Edinburgh Festival 2017 is in full swing and from today you can watch some of the shows live online.The BBC is streaming several acts that appear in its own Blue Tents in Edinburgh and they have started already. There will be live streams available today,... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact appear in leaked photos

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact appear in leaked photos

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Some images purporting to be the Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact have appeared online on Chinese site Digi-wo, and picked up by Slashgear. We haven't heard too much about the phones so far, other than the alleged XZ1 appearing on Geekbench. Sony could... >>

Deals of the day: EE 30GB data sim offer

Deals of the day: EE 30GB data sim offer

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Welcome to Pocket-lint deals of the day where we scour the internet to find you the very best deals that are available in the UK today.We will be regularly updating this page, so bookmark it and check back regularly to make sure you don't miss out on... >>

Grab yourself a Barcelona edition Oppo R11 for a lot less than £198 million

Grab yourself a Barcelona edition Oppo R11 for a lot less than £198 million

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Chinese tech brand Oppo has continued its long partnership with Spanish footballing giants Barcelona for a special edition version of its R11 smartphone.The Oppo R11 x FC Barcelona edition handset was launched in Shanghai and will initially be available... >>

Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 50 speakers are £20,000 of Danish audio heaven

Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 50 speakers are £20,000 of Danish audio heaven

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Danish speaker manufacturer Bang & Olufsen has announced the BeoLab 50 floorstanding speakers, that borrow technology from the company's flagship BeoLab 90. The latter being produced for the company's 90th birthday. The BeoLab 50 was also developed to... >>

7 Apple iPad features for students when iOS 11 arrives

7 Apple iPad features for students when iOS 11 arrives

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Apple's iOS 11 software is proving to be a major update.We've already detailed 11 new features included in the upcoming update, as well as other features Apple hasn't announced yet. We've even shown you demos of ARKit, Apple's AR platform, which is making... >>

Sharp's new smartphone tries to copy Essential Phone and iPhone 8

Sharp's new smartphone tries to copy Essential Phone and iPhone 8

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Sharp has a new phone that reminds us of the Essential Phone.Called the Aquos S2, it has a 5.5-inch 2K screen, and if you were to look just at its front side, you could easily mistake it for the Essential Phone. You see, the screen wraps around the selfie... >>

New LG GPad tablet leaks out, huge battery stand thingy and all

New LG GPad tablet leaks out, huge battery stand thingy and all

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LG's next tablet has just leaked out, and based on the images, it seems to come with a huge contraption.Dubbed the GPad X2 8.0 Plus, the tablet popped up on a support page that was posted on T-Mobile’s website. The device appears to feature an 8-inch... >>

Motorola's Stream wireless earbuds cost just £80 and work with Siri

Motorola's Stream wireless earbuds cost just £80 and work with Siri

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Motorola has launched a pair of wireless earbuds that cost half the price of Apple's AirPods.Dubbed Stream, Motorola's new wireless earbuds are now available to buy in the UK for just £79.99 ($105). The Lenovo-owned company didn't even announce or... >>

Students, get a free pair of Beats headphones with an iPad Pro or Mac

Students, get a free pair of Beats headphones with an iPad Pro or Mac

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It's back to school season, and Apple is feeling generous towards current and prospective university students. As of today, Apple is giving students who buy select Mac and iPads either from an Apple Store or online, a free pair of Beats headphones. Best... >>

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

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

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For a considerable while now, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One or Xbox One S (reviewed here). Not all of your old library of games are playable, but there are several hundred titles now available. And Xbox is adding to this list... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced a rugged version of its super Galaxy S8 smartphone. The company has described the Galaxy S8 Active as the "toughest Galaxy yet", adding various alterations that turn the S8 into a more suitable device for those in the construction... >>

Sky Store coming to LG TVs with the very latest film and TV shows

Sky Store coming to LG TVs with the very latest film and TV shows

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LG has announced it will soon be rolling out an update that will add Sky Store as an exclusive feature to its TVs running webOS 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5. Sky Store lets you buy and rent films and TV shows available through Sky, and receive a physical copy... >>

Best UK SIM-only deals available right now

Best UK SIM-only deals available right now

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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... >>

Tile Style and Tile Sport Bluetooth trackers have double the range and Alexa smarts

Tile Style and Tile Sport Bluetooth trackers have double the range and Alexa smarts

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Tile, the company behind the compact Bluetooth trackers that help you find your misplaced keys and wallets, have introduced the Pro Series, with some notable improvements over the current range. Never lose your keys again Land Rover owners, Tile just... >>

LG V30 launch: When is it and can I watch it online?

LG V30 launch: When is it and can I watch it online?

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LG is getting ready to launch the LG V30 smartphone, a flagship successor to the V20.As well as numerous leaks over the last few weeks or so, we've received an official invite for the announcement event that precedes IFA 2017. It includes the LG V30... >>

Xbox One Fall 2017 update rolling out, here's what it adds

Xbox One Fall 2017 update rolling out, here's what it adds

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Microsoft has started to roll out an Xbox One update that adds a raft of new features, including the ability to completely customise your home screen.Alpha Insider members are getting it first, then it will be rolled out to other Insiders before being... >>

Fossil's latest Android Wear smartwatches are now available for pre-order

Fossil's latest Android Wear smartwatches are now available for pre-order

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Fossil's third-generation smartwatches, the Q Explorist and Q Venture are now available to pre-order. The two watches were announced at Baselworld back in March and will come running Android Wear 2.0. Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids,... >>

Best tablet / 2-in-1 2017: The best tablets and 2-in-1 devices available to buy today

Best tablet / 2-in-1 2017: The best tablets and 2-in-1 devices available to buy today

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So you're looking for a new tablet or 2-in-1? If you're looking for the best tablet or 2-in-1 to buy in 2017, then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest tablets and 2-in-1 devices available today, in order to help you reach... >>

Google Home preview program: How to try the latest features first

Google Home preview program: How to try the latest features first

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Google has quietly unveiled a preview program for its smart speaker.About a year ago, Google launched a preview program for Chromecast, and now, as spotted by Android Police, it's apparently launched one for Google Home, too. This program lets early... >>

LG V30 just completely leaked out thanks to... Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

LG V30 just completely leaked out thanks to... Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

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LG's latest partnership with Hitrecord has given us a good look at the yet-to-be-released LG V30.The phone maker has worked with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt over the past couple of years on promotions for its flagship devices. More specifically, it partnered... >>

It's official: Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active tough phone has arrived

It's official: Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active tough phone has arrived

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Do you love Samsung's latest flagship but refuse to pay a lot for phones because you're too rough with them?That's where Samsung's Galaxy Active line comes in handy. The company has just expanded it with the new Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of... >>

OnePlus 5 gets a gorgeous gold finish, we go hands on

OnePlus 5 gets a gorgeous gold finish, we go hands on

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OnePlus has announced that it's bringing its popular Soft Gold colour scheme back for its latest flagship phone, the OnePlus 5. We've been able to get our hands on it in time for launch, and figured we'd show you what it looks like in the hand (and... >>

Best Raspberry Pi cases: Protect your tiny supercomputer

Best Raspberry Pi cases: Protect your tiny supercomputer

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The Raspberry Pi is a marvel of modern computing. The English made device packs some seriously impressive specs onto a board and even gives you change from £40. But where costs have been saved is in protection.If you don't have a case on your Raspberry... >>

LG V30 vs LG G6: What's the rumoured difference?

LG V30 vs LG G6: What's the rumoured difference?

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LG is will be announcing its second flagship of 2017 at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The company has scheduled a press conference for 31 August where the LG V30 will be unveiled.Question is, how will it compare to LG's current flagship... >>

Amazing illustrations you'll never believe were created using only Microsoft Paint

Amazing illustrations you'll never believe were created using only Microsoft Paint

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We covered recently how Microsoft came very close to killing off the legendary software that is MS Paint in favour of their new 3D version. In order to pay tribute to the great bit of kit that's been around for decades, we've been on the hunt for the... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could feature an embedded fingerprint sensor

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could feature an embedded fingerprint sensor

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Samsung hasn't even released the Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S9, but already we're hearing rumours about next year's Galaxy Note 9. It all revolves around an embedded fingerprint sensor, a touchy subject for both Samsung and Apple right now. Samsung Galaxy... >>

Glass back on iPhone 7S dummy model suggests wireless charging is on the way

Glass back on iPhone 7S dummy model suggests wireless charging is on the way

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We've spent so much time focusing on the Apple iPhone 8, that the 7S and 7S Plus have largely gone under the radar. That's now changed thanks to some leaked images purporting to be a dummy model of the upcoming iPhone 7S Plus appearing online. Apple iPhone... >>

Next Apple Watch will have LTE and possibly an 'all-new form factor'

Next Apple Watch will have LTE and possibly an 'all-new form factor'

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Apple is hard at work on the next version of the Apple Watch, and according to the latest reports, it's going to be totally different.First up, Bloomberg claimed Apple plans to release an Apple Watch with built-in LTE this year. This feature will allow... >>

You still can't buy Essential Phone - but, hey, it's on Best Buy now

You still can't buy Essential Phone - but, hey, it's on Best Buy now

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First, we were told June.But then June slipped into July, and now, suddenly, it's August. And there is still no word from Andy Rubin, the co-creator of Android, about when we can expect the first phone from his new company. Sure, we were told a couple... >>

Google Pixel 2 pops up in leaked image with bezels, no dual cameras

Google Pixel 2 pops up in leaked image with bezels, no dual cameras

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Google doesn't care about what's "in" right now.We know this because it's decided to buck a bunch of hot phone trends this year, according to a new leak. Here's the thing: Google is working on a follow-up to its Pixel handsets from last year (the Pixel... >>

It's about time: All future Lenovo phones will run stock Android

It's about time: All future Lenovo phones will run stock Android

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Lenovo has decided to embrace stock Android.Here's the deal: Lenovo makes smartphones, but it layers its own software skin - Vibe Pure UI - over top of Google's Android operating system running on the phones. Now, however, in what is presumably an attempt... >>