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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,... >>

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

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

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Apple's new iPhones - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - are due to launch in the next few months, with most placing their bets on a September announcement. Rumours of the two devices, as well as a third, have been circulating around the rumour mill for... >>

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play

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Spotify has introduced a new section of its music streaming service dedicated to games. Now available as part of Spotify's "moods and genres", Gaming rounds up official games soundtracks and related playlists, including many that have been curated around... >>

Best films to look forward to in 2016 and 2017: Here are all the top movie trailers

Best films to look forward to in 2016 and 2017: Here are all the top movie trailers

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As we're now well in the second half of 2016, we've already had some cracking movie releases this year. Many of which are now even available to watch on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray or streamed online. But there are still a few massive films to come.... >>

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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The Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus launched in September 2015, followed by the smaller iPhone SE in March 2016. Rumours started circulating around the Cupertino company's next bigger smartphones long before the iPhone SE hit shelves though. Every year,... >>

Rogue One trailer shows Star Wars prequels can work after all

Rogue One trailer shows Star Wars prequels can work after all

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To be completely honest, we've not been as excited on the build up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as much as we were ahead of Force Awakens. After all, the track history of Star Wars prequels hasn't been great. But this new trailer changes everything.... >>

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

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Apple's latest flagship smartphones - the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus - are available all around the world and you can pick up either from multiple retailers. Not much changed in terms of design compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, if you... >>

Build high-demand Linux expertise with this 5-course bundle (82 per cent off)

Build high-demand Linux expertise with this 5-course bundle (82 per cent off)

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The numbers don’t lie. Linux is the #1 operating system for web servers around the world, powering 94 per cent of the world’s supercomputers and over a billion Android devices. Through the 5 courses provided in the Linux Essentials Bundle, you’ll... >>

Access to 3,000+ tech training courses with OSTraining Developer Bootcamp: Lifetime subscription (97 per cent off)

Access to 3,000+ tech training courses with OSTraining Developer Bootcamp: Lifetime subscription (97 per cent off)

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If you have developer ambitions, you can qualify for a significant career upgrade or new professional path in the world of coding with the OSTraining Developer Bootcamp. Establish key foundations of web development as you build a comprehensive command... >>

New iPhone 7 leaks show off dual-camera setup and new home button

New iPhone 7 leaks show off dual-camera setup and new home button

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Apple is likely getting ready to unveil new iPhone models in just a few weeks, so it's no surprise to see more sets of photos leak out, purportedly revealing the upcoming devices and what they might feature. Rumours claim Apple might offer up to three... >>

17 Facebook tips and tricks you probably never heard about

17 Facebook tips and tricks you probably never heard about

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Facebook has been around for a while, but chances are, you have no idea about the several hidden features buried within the social network. It's easy to only use the surface of Facebook: you log on, check your notifications, send a few chats, post a status... >>

This modder turned an Xbox One S into a 19-inch laptop you can buy

This modder turned an Xbox One S into a 19-inch laptop you can buy

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If you search the web, you'll discover several hardware hackers (aka modders) who specialise in turning bulky consoles into portable machines such as laptops, but it's not very often that you're able to buy these custom form-factors. Modder Edward Zarick,... >>

All-new 4K Virgin Media V6 TiVo box revealed, coming soon to rival Sky Q

All-new 4K Virgin Media V6 TiVo box revealed, coming soon to rival Sky Q

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Virgin Media has posted a teaser image of a new set-top-box on its corporate Twitter account, thought to be its answer to Sky Q. Earlier this year, as part of financial results statement in May, Virgin Media revealed that it will be launching a new, 4K-ready... >>

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

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Pokemon Go's biggest problem is battery drain. In a world where smartphones are notorious for eating battery really quickly anyway, it's a double-whammy of battery carnage. Fear not, for in the recent update to the Pokemon Go app, the battery saver feature... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 is round, likely to launch at IFA 2016

Asus ZenWatch 3 is round, likely to launch at IFA 2016

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An FCC filing from Asus reveals that the next ZenWatch, called the ZenWatch 3, is going to be a round device, moving away from the company's history of releasing square Android Wear watches.  For those unaware, devices that use radio communications of... >>

Logitech Pop is a smarthome switch that can quite literally get the party started

Logitech Pop is a smarthome switch that can quite literally get the party started

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Logitech has announced the Pop, a smart home switch that looks to cross the smarthome divide and control multiple devices with the press of a button. The switch links into your Wi-Fi, scanning for compatible smarthome devices - such as Sonos, Philips... >>

This ring lets you feel your loved one’s heartbeat in real time

This ring lets you feel your loved one’s heartbeat in real time

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If you buy your partner TheTouch's HB ring, you'll always know if he or she is alive and well - no matter where they are. The HB ring works like this: as long as you're wearing the ring, and your partner is wearing one too, you'll both be able to feel... >>

Dlodlo V1 is a VR headset that doesn't look like a headset at all

Dlodlo V1 is a VR headset that doesn't look like a headset at all

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Finally! A virtual reality headset that won't take over your whole head nor kill your neck after five minutes of use. Chinese VR startup Dlodlo plans to offer a $559 headset this October called the V1 headset. It looks like a thick pair of goggles rather... >>

What is SolarCity and why is Tesla buying it?

What is SolarCity and why is Tesla buying it?

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If Tesla Motors has its way, when you go shopping for your next electric vehicle, you might also walk out of the store with a home battery and a new roof for your house made up entirely of solar cells. Earlier this month, entrepreneur Elon Musk announced... >>

Elon Musk's SolarCity will sell roofs made of solar panels

Elon Musk's SolarCity will sell roofs made of solar panels

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Imagine a roof designed to absorb the sun's rays as a source of energy. We're not talking about a roof with solar panels attached to it as an afterthought, but rather a roof entirely made out of solar cells. SolarCity, a clean energy company that Tesla... >>

Xbox One S vs PlayStation Neo (PS4K): What’s the rumoured difference?

Xbox One S vs PlayStation Neo (PS4K): What’s the rumoured difference?

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With Sony announcing a special PlayStation event in New York for 7 September, it is commonly thought that we'll finally see the company's plans for its next generation console - a massively upgraded version of the PS4, currently codenamed PlayStation... >>

iPhone 7 dual camera will 'produce brighter, more detailed photos'

iPhone 7 dual camera will 'produce brighter, more detailed photos'

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It is highly likely that Apple will release at least two new smartphones in around four weeks time, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s, maybe an iPhone 7 Pro as well. Now a new report purportedly confirms two major features they should sport. As has been speculated... >>

What is GoPro Omni? The 360 VR camera rig explained, release date and price info

What is GoPro Omni? The 360 VR camera rig explained, release date and price info

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It's not the first time we've heard about GoPro Omni - the six GoPro camera rig used for 360-degree virtual reality capture, announced early 2016 - but it is the first time we've seen it and learned about its end-to-end workflow. So just what can you... >>