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Pret A Manger slip-up reveals Android Pay coming to UK sooner than you think

Pret A Manger slip-up reveals Android Pay coming to UK sooner than you think

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It's been known for a while that Android Pay is to launch in the UK this summer, but it seems we won't have long to wait before the service becomes available. It could be a matter of days. That's the impression given by food chain Pret A Manger. The Telegraph... >>

World's largest tech companies: 10 biggest earners

World's largest tech companies: 10 biggest earners

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In 2015, the world's largest technology companies reported revenues exceeding one trillion dollars when combined. That's a lot of money. In light of this, we've compiled a list of the top 10 largest technology companies in the world, based on their... >>

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

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Instagram has been around for years and it's hugely popular, but not everyone is completely familiar with the free photo app and how it can quickly transform your mediocre selfies into stunning glamour shots. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration,... >>

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

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Doom is out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC today, Friday 13 May. And while we don't have a review ready yet, thanks to servers only just going live, we do have a tonne of info that should help you when you spark up the game for the first time. Firmly... >>

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

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The long-awaited, next generation Doom is out today, or Doom 4 as it has previously been called. It's in shops and available as a digital download for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and ahead of a full review, we're looking back at the history of the first-person... >>

Doom Collector's Edition in pictures: See what you get for £100

Doom Collector's Edition in pictures: See what you get for £100

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The long awaited reboot of Doom is out for PC, PS4 and Xbox One today and we've got our hands on the £100 Collector's Edition. Our review will be coming over the next few days because multiplayer servers have only just been switched on by Bethesda and... >>

Buying a new TV? Here’s what to look for

Buying a new TV? Here’s what to look for

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With the European Championships and Rio Olympics both looming, you might be thinking of upgrading your television soon. You might have already heard a lot about 4K and have decided that, with plenty of Ultra HD content on the horizon, now's the time... >>

Apple iPhone 6S vs Apple iPhone 6: Is it worth the upgrade?

Apple iPhone 6S vs Apple iPhone 6: Is it worth the upgrade?

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Apple announced the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in September 2015, but despite being an S year, the company claimed it "changed everything about the new iPhones". The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus succeed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, although the two... >>

DrinkMate has your BAC: The smallest breathalyzer in the world

DrinkMate has your BAC: The smallest breathalyzer in the world

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To best monitor your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), you need a device that’s simple and easy to use. The DrinkMate Breathalyzer prides itself on being your reliable BAC-measuring assistant, plugging directly into your smartphone to determine your blood... >>

BMW to launch 'i Next' autonomous electric car in 2021, says CEO

BMW to launch 'i Next' autonomous electric car in 2021, says CEO

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Gimme, gimme! BMW is working on a luxury flagship based on its BMW i8 Roadster, a plug-in hybrid sports car. We know this because the company's CEO revealed the news during a shareholding meeting. Harald Krueger said BMW's upcoming autonomous car will... >>

Nvidia might have new Shield gaming tablet on the way, FCC filings reveal

Nvidia might have new Shield gaming tablet on the way, FCC filings reveal

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Nvidia is likely cooking up another tablet for gamers. The US Federal Communications Commission has published filings that show Nvidia is seeking clearance for a new tablet that's a lot like the current Nvidia Shield, meaning the company has likely developed... >>

Gboard: Here’s how to use Google’s new iPhone keyboard to search the web

Gboard: Here’s how to use Google’s new iPhone keyboard to search the web

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Have you ever been texting someone and had to exit your messaging app to conduct a web search in another app? Yeah. It's a common thing. Switching between apps can be tedious when you're trying to quickly find and relay information, such as looking up... >>

Google is giving Project Tango a big expansion: Coming to VR headset?

Google is giving Project Tango a big expansion: Coming to VR headset?

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Google is reportedly getting ready to unveil a standalone headset, and to complement that, it might announce a major Project Tango expansion. Project Tango is a technology that uses cameras and sensors in mobile devices for motion tracking and depth perception.... >>

13 iPhone battery tips and tricks

13 iPhone battery tips and tricks

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Smartphones are great dates: they look good and they are patient with you while you take photos, reply to emails, browse the internet and respond to messages. The flaw almost all of them have however, is they don't have the stamina to last all day and... >>

Best of CES Asia 2016: The weird and the wonderful from the Shanghai show floor

Best of CES Asia 2016: The weird and the wonderful from the Shanghai show floor

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CES Asia opened it doors for the second time in Shanghai this May. And the Chinese version of the world's largest tech show, CES, which is based in Las Vegas, didn't hold back on the weird and the wonderful. Condensing a show as wide-ranging as CES Asia... >>

Android N preview: Everything you need to know about Android 7.0

Android N preview: Everything you need to know about Android 7.0

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Android has been making some big moves recently, redesigning and adding functionality to the mobile operating system to make it more capable and more competitive. With the advent of Lollipop, Android moved to a state that felt like it was complete. It... >>

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

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Launched in October last year, the Freeview Play service has gathered momentum of late. Many more supported devices are now available and the free catch-up technology from the UK's major digital television provider is proving an excellent alternative... >>

You'll need to pay for BBC iPlayer from 2017

You'll need to pay for BBC iPlayer from 2017

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The government's white paper on the BBC Charter has been published and one of the stand-out changes will be the expected close of what is termed the "iPlayer loophole". Currently, people in the UK can watch BBC programming through BBC iPlayer for free,... >>

LG Action Cam livestreams over 4G, is 4K and works with YouTube Live

LG Action Cam livestreams over 4G, is 4K and works with YouTube Live

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LG has announced an addition to its Friend ecosystem, the LG Action Cam. It is capable of capturing 4K video footage and also stream content to services such as YouTube Live over a 4G connection. Its LTE connectivity will be dependent on partnered carriers... >>

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive

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The TomTom MyDrive application for iPhone and Android will now inform you if there is traffic congestion on your commute home or to the office, before you've set off. MyDrive Traffic Checker is a new feature that has been added to the app for free. MyDrive... >>

Barclays goes it alone for Android contactless payment, not Android Pay

Barclays goes it alone for Android contactless payment, not Android Pay

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Ahead of a UK launch for Android Pay, Barclays has decided to go it alone by offering Android phone owning customers the chance to make contactless payments through its own app. Coming in June, Barclays Contactless Mobile works on Android devices with... >>

The Dragie v2 Website Builder makes site creation as simple as dragging and dropping (80 per cent off)

The Dragie v2 Website Builder makes site creation as simple as dragging and dropping (80 per cent off)

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There’s no end to the website-building programs available on the market, but most often, you get what you pay for on low-end services. Dragie v2 Website Builder is a noteworthy alternative, however, offering a range of customizable tools for your websites... >>

Learn to code, 93 per cent off: The Complete 2016 Learn to Code Bundle

Learn to code, 93 per cent off: The Complete 2016 Learn to Code Bundle

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Learning to code is no longer the mysterious geek-genius endeavor it once was, with various courses and tutorials offering anyone a foot in the door. Not all courses are created equal, however, and quality instruction is key for success. That’s where... >>

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

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As drones begin to fill the skies so too do videos of their antics. If shows like You've Been Framed have taught us anything it's that seeing expensive things get destroyed is funny. So seeing pricey drones getting plucked out of the air by not-so-natural... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus could exclusively pack dual camera, Smart Connector

Apple iPhone 7 Plus could exclusively pack dual camera, Smart Connector

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It looks like the iPhone 7 Plus will debut with more hardware changes than any other iPhone 7 model. Recently-leaked design schematics suggested Apple might have three phones to unveil this autumn, including a Pro edition of the next iPhone. It might... >>