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Best cars of CES 2017: All the major automotive announcements from the show

Best cars of CES 2017: All the major automotive announcements from the show

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Considering CES is a consumer electronics show, you may wonder what business cars have turning up at the show.Nowadays cars can have more technology in them than your average home. Whether it be electric power, in-car entertainment or self-driving/autonomous... >>

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2017: The greatest from HP, Dell, Lenovo and others

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2017: The greatest from HP, Dell, Lenovo and others

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The Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place in Vegas every January is back for 2017, and we've been rushing around the show floors looking for all the best in upcoming tech. Companies usually use CES to showcase the latest updates to their laptop,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7: What's the rumoured difference?

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is due to arrive in April, if rumours are anything to go by anyway. It will succeed the current Galaxy S7 and if all the leaks are to be believed, it will be a great device.We've compared the rumoured specs of the Galaxy S8 to... >>

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017

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BT has announced plans to update its TV service during 2017 and there's a lot that's set to change. The biggest change will be the look of the interface and the speed at which it works. It's because BT TV runs on the YouView platform, which also announced... >>

What is Google Daydream and what devices support it? Google's Android VR platform explained

What is Google Daydream and what devices support it? Google's Android VR platform explained

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When it comes to virtual reality, Google has been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them with plenty of content to view, through YouTube.In 2016 Google introduced Daydream, a new... >>

This is Project Neon, the new look Windows 10

This is Project Neon, the new look Windows 10

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MSPowerUser has obtained leaked images of the new look Windows 10 operating system, currently codenamed Project Neon. It's said to be a minor update to Windows, and will roll out to computers later this year, after the Creators Update in April.One of... >>

This is Huawei's Daydream VR headset

This is Huawei's Daydream VR headset

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Daydream was launched in November 2016, as Google's rethinking of a mobile virtual reality experience. Launching initially on the Pixel handsets and with the Daydream View headset from Google, the universe is slowly expanding.When Google first demonstrated... >>

What is HDR, what TVs support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

What is HDR, what TVs support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

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The television industry never stands still, with manufacturers introducing new technologies every year to improve their TVs and convince you that now is the time to upgrade.Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs, we've seen the... >>

Sennheiser cuts the cord on Momentum in-ear headphones, releases two new pairs of over-ears

Sennheiser cuts the cord on Momentum in-ear headphones, releases two new pairs of over-ears

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Sennheiser appears to be eyeing a wire-free future with its latest headphone releases. At CES 2017, the headphone maestros launched three new pairs: the HD 4.5BTNC, HD 4.4BT and Momentum in-ear wireless. Sennheiser has taken the wire cutters to its Momentum... >>

Best smart home devices of CES 2017: Alexa everywhere, connected fridges and even smart windows

Best smart home devices of CES 2017: Alexa everywhere, connected fridges and even smart windows

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Along with a wealth of new televisions, laptops and other tech, CES is increasingly packed with connected devices for the home.We’ve walked the show floor to bring you the most interesting smart home devices we could find at CES 2017.Lenovo Smart AssistantLenovo... >>

The many faces of Amazon Alexa: Cars, speakers, robots and everything else

The many faces of Amazon Alexa: Cars, speakers, robots and everything else

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If 2017's CES has been about anything - other than inappropriately giving all your white goods touch screens to tweet from - it's been about putting Amazon's Alexa in everything. Amazon clearly doesn't see a future where Alexa is confined to a Bluetooth... >>

Slip into bed with Tom Brady, thanks to Under Armour's new sports recovery pajamas

Slip into bed with Tom Brady, thanks to Under Armour's new sports recovery pajamas

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Never one to be caught napping, Under Armour is turning its attention to sleep and recovery, an important part of any athlete's training schedule.Announced at CES 2017, the new Under Armour Athlete Recovery Sleepwear contain a bit of Tom Brady's input... >>

HTC One X10 leaks as an odd mid-range 2017 update

HTC One X10 leaks as an odd mid-range 2017 update

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While most of us are waiting for HTC to pull the covers off a bone fide replacement for the HTC 10, the struggling company appears to be treating us to a selection of mid-range updates.We've already seen the HTC 10 Evo, HTC Desire 10 that jump on the... >>

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

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Christmas has been and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't spoil yourself.Perhaps you didn't get what you really wanted, or you've got some pocket money from "granny" and are now keen to spend it.We've complied a list of some great gadgets and gizmos ideas... >>

Huge picture leak seemingly confirms Samsung Galaxy S8 design

Huge picture leak seemingly confirms Samsung Galaxy S8 design

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We may now know exactly what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will look like come launch day, thanks to a massive leak on Chinese social site Weibo.The Weibo leak is a photo purporting to be a gold coloured version of the Galaxy S8.  Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8... >>

Polar fitness watches and GoPro cameras will now play nicely together

Polar fitness watches and GoPro cameras will now play nicely together

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Polar has already announced a wearable vest with heart rate monitoring and GPS tracking built in to it, but that's not the only big announcement the company has for CES 2017.  CES 2017: What is it and what to expect Polar's other big announcement is... >>

The machines are coming: CES 2017 is all about Amazon Alexa

The machines are coming: CES 2017 is all about Amazon Alexa

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Some are saying that CES 2017 is all about AI - artificial intelligence - but it isn't. It's very specifically about Amazon Alexa.We saw an emerging trend through 2016, expanding the smart personal assistant, going far beyond the sort of thing that Google... >>

Misfit Vapor smartwatch brings heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS and waterproofing

Misfit Vapor smartwatch brings heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS and waterproofing

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Misfit has announced Vapor, its first touchscreen smartwatch, at CES 2017. The wearable is the company's most advanced yet, offering standard fitness and sleep tracking, along with optical heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS and standalone music functionality.As... >>

HTC's new Vive hardware will make any object a VR controller, offer Deluxe Audio integration

HTC's new Vive hardware will make any object a VR controller, offer Deluxe Audio integration

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HTC has unveiled a couple of additions to its Vive hardware line-up, designed to enhance your VR experience.The first of these is the Vive Tracker a small gadget designed to be added to any real-world object so it can be used as a controller for games... >>

LG confirms the G6 smartphone will have no modules

LG confirms the G6 smartphone will have no modules

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The Wall Street Journal has cited an LG spokesman as saying the company will be "scaling back the modularity" for the G6 smartphone. LG designed modules for the G5, believing them to be an innovate design solution, but instead they turned out to be a... >>

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

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The New Balance smartwatch rumoured for sometime is finally here in the form of the RunIQ. The company announced the Android Wear-powered device along with the PaceIQ wireless sports headphones at CES 2017, with availability for both starting in February. The... >>

Lego Boost sets to bring your Lego alive

Lego Boost sets to bring your Lego alive

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Lego has launched a range of new robotics coding kits that are aiming to inspire would-be creators to dabble with more than just building static spaceships and houses.Revealed at CES in Las Vegas, the new range of robots and programmable toys called Lego... >>

Nvidia Spot extends the 4K console's reach through your home

Nvidia Spot extends the 4K console's reach through your home

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Along with having announced that its new Shield console would soon support Google Assistant and 4K HDR content, Nvidia has announced another new product called the Nvidia Spot.The Spot is essentially a small, round mic and speaker unit that connects to... >>

Google Tango gets another phone in the Asus ZenFone AR

Google Tango gets another phone in the Asus ZenFone AR

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Asus officially unveiled the ZenFone AR during its press conference at CES 2017, despite Qualcomm accidentally leaking details about the phone just days before. Asus Chromebook Flip is now a 12.5-inch awesome machine The ZenFone AR is the world's first... >>

New Nvidia Shield TV is the 4K Android entertainment centre and smart home hub of the future

New Nvidia Shield TV is the 4K Android entertainment centre and smart home hub of the future

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Nvidia took to the stage at CES in Las Vegas to announce a bevvy of updates to its Shield console-come-TV streamer. It's not only faster than the last model, but way smarter and supports the latest in 4K visuals. While its physical appearance looks identical... >>