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Sky Q major software update rolling out: Here's what your Sky Q box can do now

Sky Q major software update rolling out: Here's what your Sky Q box can do now

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Sky started to install its new Sky Q service and kit in customers homes at the end of March and, by all accounts, it has gone down very well indeed. However, all things can be improved over time, especially technology and entertainment equipment and Sky... >>

Pokemon Go: How to get the most from PokeStops and items

Pokemon Go: How to get the most from PokeStops and items

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Pokemon Go is not only about searching for Pokemon but also PokeStops. The augmented-reality app, which quickly swept the world and is currently leading in all the mobile app stores, is basically one big hunting game. And in order to successfully catch... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and S-Pen shown off in leaked video and render

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and S-Pen shown off in leaked video and render

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Two new leaks - including a blurry hands-on video - have shown us what the Galaxy Note 7 might look like and feature. The Galaxy Note 7 will be a new phablet from Samsung. It is a successor to the Galaxy Note 5, and Samsung has already confirmed it's... >>

Plex now lets you play music on any Sonos device from the Sonos app

Plex now lets you play music on any Sonos device from the Sonos app

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Media streaming server Plex on Wednesday announced support for Sonos. This integration basically allows Sonos customers to access their Plex libraries from the Sonos app in order to stream media to their Sonos speaker setups. And anyone with a Plex... >>

Sony announces Z Series 4K TVs, brings Bravia 4K HDR TVs to Europe

Sony announces Z Series 4K TVs, brings Bravia 4K HDR TVs to Europe

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Sony has introduced a new flagship line of 4K LCD TVs, called the Z Series, and it's bringing five Bravia 4K HDR TVs to major UK and Irish retailers. Starting with the Z Series, which now sits above the X Series in terms of display quality, it includes... >>

You can now grab the second public beta for iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra

You can now grab the second public beta for iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra

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Apple has released the second public beta for not only iOS 10 but MacOS Sierra. Two weeks after releasing the first iOS 10 public beta to anyone willing to test the unfinished mobile operating system update and just a few days after seeding a third beta... >>

How to make your home smart right now

How to make your home smart right now

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Smarthomes were once associated with the rich and famous. The kind of houses you only saw in your dreams or TV programmes like Cribs. That's no longer the case. There are hundreds of devices available these days that not only make a smarthome possible,... >>

Swiftmoji: The new predictive emoji keyboard from SwiftKey

Swiftmoji: The new predictive emoji keyboard from SwiftKey

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Keyboard app maker SwiftKey has released a new predictive keyboard for Android and iOS that will predict which emoji are best used to “pepper up” your emails or messages. Available from today, the new keyboard, called Swiftmoji, works in conjunction... >>

Sky Kids app now has offline viewing to help with school holidays travelling

Sky Kids app now has offline viewing to help with school holidays travelling

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Sky Kids for Android and iOS now offers offline viewing. You can download the shows and films available on the application to keep children entertained over school holiday trips and beyond. Customers with either a Sky Go Extra, Sky Multiscreen or Sky... >>

Best games coming in 2016: All the latest PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC and PS VR trailers

Best games coming in 2016: All the latest PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC and PS VR trailers

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With E3 2016 now over, having displayed some of the biggest titles of the year, and game release schedules ramping up as we enter the second half of 2016, it's a great time to be a gamer. Whether you have a gaming PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo... >>

Sky Q features coming to Sky+, here's what to expect in Homepage refresh

Sky Q features coming to Sky+, here's what to expect in Homepage refresh

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Sky isn't just concentrating on Sky Q these days, after all the vast majority of its customers have Sky+HD boxes. Sky Q might be getting 4K soon, but Sky+ customers will also benefit from a user interface refresh that'll add several features to tie their... >>

Deezer launches in the US: How does the music-streaming service work?

Deezer launches in the US: How does the music-streaming service work?

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Americans now have another option when it comes to music services. French music service Deezer has fully launched in the States, bringing its catalogue of more than 40 million tracks to US customers who are willing to pay $10 a month for it. Unlike in... >>

Twitter now lets anyone apply for a verified account - and here's how

Twitter now lets anyone apply for a verified account - and here's how

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Now you can be one of the cool kids - on Twitter, at least.  Twitter has finally opened its blue checkmark to everyone, marking the first time it's allowed any ole' user to get a verified Twitter account. Previously, Twitter doled out its verified... >>

How to make your basement smart

How to make your basement smart

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Downstairs, in the basement, can be a great place to escape to. Your den can be full of fun, from a great TV to video games to the newest entertainment kid on the block - virtual reality. The latter needs some space and perhaps the basement is the best... >>

Best Pokemon gadgets and gifts for Pokemon Go fans: Pokemon Go Plus, sneakers, watches and more

Best Pokemon gadgets and gifts for Pokemon Go fans: Pokemon Go Plus, sneakers, watches and more

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The world has suddenly gone crazy for all things Pokemon. Millions of Pokemon Go players from across the world are not only doing their very best to catch 'em all, they're also showcasing their love for the Pokemon franchise and its Japanese animated... >>

Samsung Odyssey is company's rival to Oculus Rift

Samsung Odyssey is company's rival to Oculus Rift

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It has been thought for a while that, as well as refresh its Gear VR headset with a new USB-C model, Samsung is working on a standalone device to rival Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. Now more details on it have emerged, including a name: Samsung... >>

These are the best iPhone photos of 2016: Look what your phone is capable of

These are the best iPhone photos of 2016: Look what your phone is capable of

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The winners of the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards have been announced and here are the winners. They showcase incredible smartphone photography from around the world over the last year. Curated by IPPA founder Kenan Aktülün, there were 61 winning photos... >>

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

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

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Apple's next generation of iPhones are expected to launch some time in September. Assuming the company follows its traditional release cycle and naming, it is thought we can expect to see an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus appear. Plenty of rumours have been... >>

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

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There are some things in life that manage to put a little spring in your step. Whether that be the spectacular view from the top of a mountain, a new smartphone, or a collection of 280 heritage cars all under one roof. If that last one has just made... >>

Massive iPhone 7 photo leak teases design, as codenames leak

Massive iPhone 7 photo leak teases design, as codenames leak

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Apple is preparing to launch two new iPhone models this year and has been referring to them internally as Sonora and Dos Palos, according to well-known leaker Evan Blass. In his tweet, he doesn't say which models those are, and even to us it's unclear... >>

LG Action Cam is a Snapdragon-powered LTE camera offering 4K video

LG Action Cam is a Snapdragon-powered LTE camera offering 4K video

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LG has announced its latest Friend, this time it's an action camera designed to be the perfect companion for your smartphone. The imaginatively named LG Action Cam takes on the barrel-type design, like the TomTom Bandit, measuring 35 x 35 x 79.7mm and... >>

Get 6 IT certifications with the Essential CompTIA and Microsoft Windows Server Administrator Certification Bundle (96 per cent off)

Get 6 IT certifications with the Essential CompTIA and Microsoft Windows Server Administrator Certification Bundle (96 per cent off)

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CompTIA certifications are key to entering and excelling professionally, whether you’re interested in an entry-level job or a role at Fortune 500 companies. If you’re interested in the IT sector, you can set yourself up for high-level IT success with... >>

Sony's next Xperia flagship leaking in amazingly clear detail

Sony's next Xperia flagship leaking in amazingly clear detail

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Do you want to know what Sony's next flagship smartphone will look like? Then cast your eyes above. GSMArena has published super crisp photos of the "Sony Xperia F8331", claiming they were slyly left behind in its tip box by a reader. If they are indeed... >>

Apple Music is changing: Here’s how it’ll better match songs, no longer add DRM to uploaded tracks

Apple Music is changing: Here’s how it’ll better match songs, no longer add DRM to uploaded tracks

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Apple Music is about to get better at matching and syncing songs you've already purchased in iTunes. Apple's music-streaming service, which launched last year, has a built-in feature that allows it to match songs in your existing iTunes library, but it... >>

What is BBC+ and why should you download it for iPhone or Android?

What is BBC+ and why should you download it for iPhone or Android?

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The BBC generates an enormous amount of content each day: TV shows, news, radio programming and the thousands of pages of new material added to bbc.co.uk on a constant basis. However, with so much on offer, how on Earth do you find stuff that's interesting... >>