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Apple Watch 2: What's the story so far?

Apple Watch 2: What's the story so far?

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The Apple Watch 2 is close to being ready, or at least that's what all the latest reports claim. Apple unveiled its first smartwatch, simply called the Apple Watch, in September 2014, but it didn't begin shipping the wearable until April 2015. Many people... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

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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... >>

Nintendo’s second iPhone game could be Mario or Zelda

Nintendo’s second iPhone game could be Mario or Zelda

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Nintendo has revealed that the second of five games it has planned for iOS and Android will feature one of its most recognisable characters. That could mean that we'll soon see Mario, Donkey Kong, Link or another of its main IPs on app stores. Speaking... >>

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings new story content

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings new story content

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Star Wars and Lego is a mix made in the heavens and it'll be descending to us earthlings in a new form soon. A Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens game has been announced. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the game which will arrive... >>

Amazing pics of Microsoft Lumia 850 appear, shame it might never be released

Amazing pics of Microsoft Lumia 850 appear, shame it might never be released

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While rumours of a mid-range Microsoft Lumia 750 abound, those focused on a slightly higher-up-the-range Lumia 850 seem to be petering out. At least, that's what we thought. Many claim that Microsoft will not be unveiling a Lumia 850 Windows 10 device... >>

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

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Can you remember your first camera phone? If you can, you'll probably also remember it was pretty rubbish. Luckily technology has moved on significantly since the first camera phones appeared and smartphones these days are actually, well, pretty good... >>

Nintendo Wii U officially a massive flop, but Splatoon still amazes

Nintendo Wii U officially a massive flop, but Splatoon still amazes

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The Nintendo Wii U is a huge failure, it's official! Sales figures released with the company's year end financial results confirm that it is likely to be the worst-selling console in Nintendo's history save for the Virtual Boy. But that doesn't really... >>

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2016, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. We continually update... >>

HTC Vive: Virtually Dead will be the most terrifying VR experience yet, and you can get tickets

HTC Vive: Virtually Dead will be the most terrifying VR experience yet, and you can get tickets

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As part of the launch of HTC Vive in the UK, HTC has announced a terrifying immersive theatre experience that you can buy tickets for. Running from 19 March to 3 April, Virtually Dead is a one-hour production in a secret location in East London. It features... >>

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy

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The point of a juicer isn't just to cram you full of healthy vitamins and minerals to make you feel and look better. It's to make you feel like the king of nature, able to reduce mighty fruit to mere mush in minutes. We say mere mush – we mean nectar... >>

iPad Air 3 to borrow iPad Pro features, according to leaked pic

iPad Air 3 to borrow iPad Pro features, according to leaked pic

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As we head closer to a heavily tipped Apple launch event in mid-March, the rumour mill is getting into overdrive. There has been plenty of talk about a new, smaller iPhone, but the most likely announcement that many are citing will be of a refreshed iPad... >>

Could the next Nexus phone be a Pixel phone?

Could the next Nexus phone be a Pixel phone?

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Google could be set to change the way its Nexus phones are made, taking control from hardware manufacturers. That could mean that the next Nexus could be more like a Pixel, with Google exerting end-to-end control. Until now the Nexus smartphones have... >>

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs 1D X: What's new?

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs 1D X: What's new?

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In 2016 it's the year of the pro DSLR once again: the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II follows hot on the heels of the Nikon D5, which was announced a month earlier at CES 2016, but how does this full-frame pro-spec DSLR compare to its 1D X original? We handled... >>

High-res audio: What is it and which streaming services offer it?

High-res audio: What is it and which streaming services offer it?

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Have you ever noticed the music on Vevo sounds better when played from a CD? When Tidal relaunched last under Jay Z and several pop artists' ownership, it didn't just kick up a storm of controversy for Spotify in regards to the amount of royalties it... >>

Apple Music: 10 tips to master before you start streaming

Apple Music: 10 tips to master before you start streaming

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Apple Music is now out, and we'll admit, the whole thing is a bit overwhelming. Not only do you need to figure out how to get the service up and running, but you also need to get the free trial, embark on the setup process, specify what music you like,... >>

Guess how much Alphabet spent on moonshots in 2015? (Hint: It's in the billions)

Guess how much Alphabet spent on moonshots in 2015? (Hint: It's in the billions)

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Moonshots can be pricey, apparently. Google's parent company just posted earnings for the last quarter, and the most interesting takeaway has nothing to do with the revenue it reported or sales but rather its new method of breaking out results for its... >>

Go hands-free in any situation with Dundabunga Universal Unipod Stand

Go hands-free in any situation with Dundabunga Universal Unipod Stand

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Life demands flexibility. Tech companies are still working out ideal integration methods of connected devices into everyday life, with new cases and platforms offering steady support and protection for our increasingly-expensive gadgets. But design perfection... >>

Samsung Gear VR camera will capture 360-degree video for virtual reality

Samsung Gear VR camera will capture 360-degree video for virtual reality

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Samsung has been rumoured as another company that will offer a 360-degree camera rig for virtual reality video, and now it's here. The Samsung Gear 360 has been revealed by Sam Mobile with an expected unveil from Samsung at MWC at its 21 February Unpacked... >>

The best action cam photos in the world: Jaw, meet floor

The best action cam photos in the world: Jaw, meet floor

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It's been many years since the first skier strapped a shoulder camera to his helmet and threw himself down a mountain. In that time action cameras have shrunk, flying has become cheaper and now everyone is sharing super shots. From GoPro to Sony to Rollei,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung announced its flagship Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year but that wasn't the only device to be unveiled on the stage. The South Korean company also revealed the Galaxy S6 edge. One year on and it's looking like there will be... >>

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

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UPDATE: BlackBerry has since issued a statement on its official blog saying: "...we want to also make very clear our ongoing commitment to the BlackBerry 10 platform...". It goes on to say: "consumer and enterprise fans of our workhorse BlackBerry 10... >>

Star Wars IX to be filmed in space? Hollywood's love of realism is out of this world

Star Wars IX to be filmed in space? Hollywood's love of realism is out of this world

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The next instalment of Star Wars could actually be filmed, at least in part, in space. The most recent Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, featured lots of realism with as few visual effects as possible, as was the vision of its director J.J. Abrams. Apparently... >>

Official: Samsung Galaxy S7 launch date set for 21 February

Official: Samsung Galaxy S7 launch date set for 21 February

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Samsung has started the big tease for "the next Galaxy", confirming that the new Samsung handset will be launched on 21 February at 19:00 CET. The new Samsung Galaxy has long been the subject of speculation and the date of 21 February has been suspected:... >>

What is the difference between VR and AR?

What is the difference between VR and AR?

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Virtual reality and augmented reality. VR and AR. Oye. What does it all mean? There is absolutely no denying that virtual reality is one of the main hot trends in Silicon Valley right now, but those of you who are interested in the latest developments... >>

Apple's virtual reality headset: What's the story so far?

Apple's virtual reality headset: What's the story so far?

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Apple might be working on yet another entirely new product category. Facebook-owned Oculus VR, Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, and others are developing virtual-reality or augmented-reality headsets. Even Google, which already launched a budget cardboard offering,... >>