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Panasonic Lumix FZ330: Superzoom gets even more serious (hands-on)

Panasonic Lumix FZ330: Superzoom gets even more serious (hands-on)

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Back in 2012 Panasonic changed the face of superzoom cameras with the Lumix FZ200, a camera offering a super-fast f/2.8 aperture throughout its far-reaching 24-600mm (equivalent) zoom range. That is important for letting in lots of light so the camera... >>

Watch pro skater Ross McGouran be amazed by Lexus Hoverboard in new video

Watch pro skater Ross McGouran be amazed by Lexus Hoverboard in new video

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Lexus' hoverboard has been featured in a new teaser video from the company - and it still looks totally awesome. Luxury car maker Lexus announced earlier this summer that it created a real-life, rideable hoverboard, and in case you never really believed... >>

Huawei Nexus phone leak suggests 5.7-inch QHD display, fingerprint reader

Huawei Nexus phone leak suggests 5.7-inch QHD display, fingerprint reader

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Google's next Nexus phone is reportedly being built by Huawei, and thanks to a new leak on Twitter, we now what kind of specs it might be packing come launch day. Several reports have claimed that Google is working on two Nexus smartphones that'll release... >>

It's about time: Android M is getting visual voicemail - but it's limited

It's about time: Android M is getting visual voicemail - but it's limited

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Checking your voicemail with an Android phone is about to get a lot less cumbersome. Those of you who owned an iPhone but then switched at some point to Android were probably stunned (and completely disgusted) by the fact that Android doesn't offer any... >>

Latest Samsung Gear A leak fully reveals what the round smartwatch has for specs

Latest Samsung Gear A leak fully reveals what the round smartwatch has for specs

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A new spec leak has revealed that the Samsung Gear A is still happening, still round, and still very much an exciting wearable.It's no secret at this point that Samsung has another smartwatch in the works. It's purportedly codenamed Samsung Orbis, but... >>

Polar Loop 2 adds notifications, vibration alerts, and keeps on tracking

Polar Loop 2 adds notifications, vibration alerts, and keeps on tracking

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Polar has announced an updated version of its activity tracker, the Polar Loop. The new Loop 2 retains many of the features of the original, but expands the feature set for a more connected smart experience. The Polar Loop 2 adopts many of the skills... >>

New Fiat 500 first drive: Cute, charming and colourful

New Fiat 500 first drive: Cute, charming and colourful

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The Fiat 500 is no stranger to the road. In fact, this little number has been whizzing around the streets since 1957, first by the name of Cinquino, before it was redesigned and relaunched on its 50th anniversary in 2007. Eight years on and the Fiat 500... >>

Best Comic-Con 2015 trailers: Suicide Squad, Deadpool, WarCraft, Star Wars and more

Best Comic-Con 2015 trailers: Suicide Squad, Deadpool, WarCraft, Star Wars and more

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The San Diego Comic-Con might be over for another year but it left us looking forward to some incredible movies and TV shows that are coming up later this year and long into next. During the convention we were treated to more news and revelations about... >>

New iPod touch with A8 processing leads Apple refresh charge

New iPod touch with A8 processing leads Apple refresh charge

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As leaked with the last iTunes release, Apple has refreshed its iPod line with a new range of colours for the family of devices: iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle. And as well as a few new colour schemes to choose from, the Cupertino company has... >>

PlayStation Now comes to the UK: What is it, and how can you get it?

PlayStation Now comes to the UK: What is it, and how can you get it?

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Officially detailed around a year ago, PlayStation Now has been available in the US and Canada under an open beta scheme for all owners of PlayStation consoles and some Sony TVs (Samsung sets joining the fun too). And now it's finally arrived in the... >>

Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge: The kit we used

Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge: The kit we used

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Readers of Pocket-lint will know that we've just completed the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in under 24 hours. You can read all about the experience right here on Pocket-lint, but we thought we'd... >>

PlayStation Now goes into open beta in UK, costs from £2.99 to rent a game

PlayStation Now goes into open beta in UK, costs from £2.99 to rent a game

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After a relatively short while in closed beta, PlayStation Now has opened its testing phase to all owners of PlayStation 4 or PS3 consoles. Some Sony Bravia TVs and Blu-rays players will also be able to access it from today. PlayStation Now is Sony's... >>

Samsung Galaxy A8 now official and yes it is Sammy's thinnest phone yet

Samsung Galaxy A8 now official and yes it is Sammy's thinnest phone yet

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Having been the subject of many a rumour in June, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is now officially part of the Korean company's line-up although there are no indications as yet as to whether it will be released outside of China. The headline feature for the phone,... >>

Freesat is alive and well in the Humax Freesat HDR-1100S: Wi-Fi, cheaper and more compact

Freesat is alive and well in the Humax Freesat HDR-1100S: Wi-Fi, cheaper and more compact

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As long-time users of the Humax HDR-1000S set-top box, we've been awaiting the time when a smaller, snazzier model comes to market. That wait is over, with the introduction of the Humax Freesat HDR-1100S with Freetime set-top box, complete with Wi-Fi... >>

Want free Netflix? TalkTalk TV is giving six month subscriptions away

Want free Netflix? TalkTalk TV is giving six month subscriptions away

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TalkTalk is giving away a six months worth of Netflix to all new TalkTalk Plus TV subscribers. Netflix usually costs £7.49 a month for the standard service, which gives access to HD content and the ability to watch streamed shows and movies on two separate... >>

Logi Blok hands-on: A new name for Logitech and new, space-age protection for your iPad

Logi Blok hands-on: A new name for Logitech and new, space-age protection for your iPad

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Logitech has, after 34 years, taken the "tech" out of its name for the more fun consumer products it has planned in future. Logi, as they will be branded, represents a new, colourful and fun outlook for the Swiss accessory firm and the first product... >>

Remember Commodore? It's been resurrected as an Android phone

Remember Commodore? It's been resurrected as an Android phone

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Two decades ago there was a 8-bit desktop computer that almost everyone seemed to know about or own. Called the Commodore 64, roughly 17 million units were sold, making it one of the most popular PCs of all time. But it disappeared after the original... >>

Google Eddystone explained: It's like iBeacon, but platform-agnostic

Google Eddystone explained: It's like iBeacon, but platform-agnostic

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Google is finally going after Apple's iBeacon technology with something called Eddystone. Although it has been a couple years since Apple introduced iBeacon, Google has just decided it was the right time to unveil its own alternative solution for piping... >>

Hive Active Heating 2 adds multi-zone support, heating boost, more

Hive Active Heating 2 adds multi-zone support, heating boost, more

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Hive has today announced Active Heating 2, with a brand new smart thermostat and a range of new features for your smart heating system. Through an update to the app, Hive is going to enable many of the new features for existing Hive customers, as well... >>

Hive will add connected cameras, Honeycomb platform offers third-party support

Hive will add connected cameras, Honeycomb platform offers third-party support

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Hive from British Gas has made a sweeping run of announcements today, including Active Heating 2 with a new smart thermostat and a full family of smarthome products, designed to make every home connected.  One of the things that hasn't been announced... >>

Hive turns up the heat on smarthomes: Door sensors, motion detectors, smart plugs, IFTTT-style recipes join the system

Hive turns up the heat on smarthomes: Door sensors, motion detectors, smart plugs, IFTTT-style recipes join the system

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Hive by British Gas today announced an expansion into the smarthome, reaching beyond heating and hot water. With an aim of connecting as many houses in the UK as possible, Hive has announced a full family of complimentary products, all of which can be... >>

This is the new Hive smart thermostat, and it's awesome

This is the new Hive smart thermostat, and it's awesome

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Hive has announced Active Heating 2, outlining the future for the connected heating system, with an expansion into the connected home. At the core of Active Heating 2 is this new thermostat, a replacement for the digital thermostat box of the original... >>

Amazon Prime Day: Here are some of the best deals

Amazon Prime Day: Here are some of the best deals

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Amazon is 20 years old today. To celebrate its birthday, the online retailer has invited all Prime members to a birthday bash. It isn't a party but rather a day-long event filled with mega sales. Amazon announced earlier this month that it would be running... >>

Welcome to a new look Pocket-lint

Welcome to a new look Pocket-lint

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More than two years ago we relaunched Pocket-lint with an all-new design and a few tweaks in editorial stance. It represented how the internet at large was at the time, also coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Pocket-lint. But times change and so... >>

You might be staring fellow passengers in the face on future flights if you fly economy

You might be staring fellow passengers in the face on future flights if you fly economy

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French airline chair manufacturer Zodiac Seats has come up with a seating design that it believes will help its customers get more economy passengers onto its flights. Called the "economy class cabin hexagon" collection, or "Project HD31", the new seating... >>