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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... >>

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

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

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Since last November, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One. Not all of your old library of games are playable presently, but there are more than 250 titles currently available. Xbox is also adding to this list regularly as each title... >>

Pocket-lint Adventures: Running the Gung-Ho Obstacle race with the TomTom Bandit

Pocket-lint Adventures: Running the Gung-Ho Obstacle race with the TomTom Bandit

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Obstacle Course Races are all the rage with many event organisers opting to see how muddy and gruesome they can go. Gung-Ho takes a different approach. Instead of mud filled sheep dips and obstacles involving you carrying logs up a hill until you are... >>

Incredible HTC Nexus Sailfish pic leak shows Google phone in all its glory

Incredible HTC Nexus Sailfish pic leak shows Google phone in all its glory

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Fresh images have been posted online, seemingly showing off one of the next HTC-made Nexus phones in the flesh. Android Police posted images of "Sailfish", which is expected to be launched alongside a similar HTC phone currently code-named "Marlin".  ... >>

Huawei Mate 9 tipped for IFA 2016 after pics and specs leak

Huawei Mate 9 tipped for IFA 2016 after pics and specs leak

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There have been a couple of Huawei Mate 9 rumours floating around in the last few months, but nothing as significant as the latest. A couple of pics have been posted on Chinese forum site Weibo that are of the alleged casing for the forthcoming flagship... >>

Final Fantasy fans look away, FF15 delayed

Final Fantasy fans look away, FF15 delayed

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You've been waiting for 10 years for Final Fantasy XV (FF15) but we're afraid you'll have to wait a little longer as the game has been put back in order to "deliver the iconic Final Fantasy experience". Expected to release in around six week's time,... >>

No Man's Sky devs are working on issues, brought in team to spot bugs

No Man's Sky devs are working on issues, brought in team to spot bugs

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The developer behind No Man’s Sky wants you to know it is actively addressing the game's issues. Hello Games posted a blog post to No Man’s Sky website on 12 August to announce it is working on fixes for the most “critical issues", and that those... >>

Sony Xperia XR vs Xperia Z5: What's the rumoured difference?

Sony Xperia XR vs Xperia Z5: What's the rumoured difference?

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Sony is one of the only manufacturers left to announce a new flagship in 2016 and it looks like the beginning of September might be when we will see it appear. The name is a little up in the air at the moment though, after the company scrapped the "Z"... >>

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

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Virgin Media has unveiled a new set-top box over the last couple of days, the Virgin Media V6 box powered by TiVo. We're still awaiting details on what it has to offer but, in the meantime, users of existing boxes are to get new features from today too.... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 7 Pro: What's the rumoured difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 7 Pro: What's the rumoured difference?

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Apple is rumoured to be announcing three smartphones in September. Yes you did read that right, we said three. They are going by the names iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro, although they have also been called iPhone 6SE, 6SE Plus and 6SE Pro,... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

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After originally being spotted on a posting by the Federal Communications Commission, the new, round Asus ZenWatch 3 has broken further cover in a collection of hands-on pictures leaked online. The FCC filing suggested that the forthcoming smartwatch,... >>