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Ashley Madison members are safe as site manages to silence hackers, but for how long?

Ashley Madison members are safe as site manages to silence hackers, but for how long?

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Avid Life, the company behind the dating website, Ashley Madison, that was hacked yesterday, has claimed that it has managed to get all published versions of its members list pulled from the internet. Ashley Madison is a website dedicated to people... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

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Samsung has officially announced the successor to its Galaxy Tab S tablet after numerous leaks of the device first appeared in May. The Galaxy Tab S2 arrives just over a year after the original was revealed and it will be available to buy from August.... >>

Top children's tablets: 8 devices your kids will love

Top children's tablets: 8 devices your kids will love

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Finding the best tablet for your child isn’t simply a matter of comparing technical stats. Operating system features for safety and ease of use, as well as bespoke learning tools are just as important. Equally, the device needs to engage children in... >>

Save 90 per cent on this Node.js course and build 10 apps from scratch

Save 90 per cent on this Node.js course and build 10 apps from scratch

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Whether you're new to programming or just want to add a new skill to your portfolio, you've probably heard that learning Node.js is the way to go. The technology is gaining popularity among programmers working on large-scale web applications, quickly... >>

LG Bello II won’t set the world alight but won’t break the bank either

LG Bello II won’t set the world alight but won’t break the bank either

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LG continues down its path of offering smartphone for all tastes with the LG Bello II. It is an entry-level 5-inch smartphone that is more aimed at emerging markets than mature ones, but the 5-megapixel "selfie" camera on the front puts it aside from... >>

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus? Amazing leaked pictures reveal all

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus? Amazing leaked pictures reveal all

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Considering the wealth of rumours that have been flying around over the last couple of months, Samsung is widely expected to reveal a larger version of its Galaxy S6 edge flagship smartphone sometime soon, and a series of hands-on pictures that allegedly... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 finally official after months of leaks, just 5.6mm thin

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 finally official after months of leaks, just 5.6mm thin

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The announcement of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is hardly a big surprise, given that leaked images showing the device first surfaced in May, but now it has been officially revealed and you will be able to buy one from August. There will be two sizes available,... >>

Honda CR-V 2015 review: Tech-tweaked SUV

Honda CR-V 2015 review: Tech-tweaked SUV

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Honda is looking at having a big year in 2015. You can't help but have noticed the new Type-R or NSX that will be hitting the roads in 2015, leading the charge in a complete refresh of the company's cars.  The new Honda CR-V, first off the blocks, is... >>

The Ashes: How Sky Sports brings the series to your TV, tablet or smartphone

The Ashes: How Sky Sports brings the series to your TV, tablet or smartphone

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Cricket is all about statistics, something that Sky Sports recognises and prioritises in its coverage of the sport and The Ashes specifically. The latest iteration of the Sky Sports app has a dedicated section for the England versus Australia series... >>

Samsung Gear A release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear A release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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Samsung has released several smartwatches in the past, but it's working on a new one that will stand out from the rest because it has a round face, physical controls like a crown, and runs Samsung's own Tizen operating system. All this information is... >>

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know

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Tesla Motors has just unveiled new upgrades for its Model S car line-up. The electric carmaker also announced a new single-motor Model S as well as revealed a new Roadster is coming. Wow. So much new stuff. Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, dumped all this and... >>

Amazon's Fresh service might soon start delivering groceries in the UK

Amazon's Fresh service might soon start delivering groceries in the UK

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Amazon operates a fancy grocery delivery service in the US called Amazon Fresh, and according to two new reports, it's about to expand to the UK. AmazonFresh has been live in a some US cities for a couple of years now, including Los Angeles, San Francisco,... >>

Microsoft's Cortana app for Android leaks out early, in beta form

Microsoft's Cortana app for Android leaks out early, in beta form

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You can now use Cortana on an Android device - but not officially. Microsoft confirmed earlier this year that its smart assistant, Cortana, would soon arrive for Android devices. Cortana is native to the Windows 10 platform, but Microsoft said it would... >>

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer eDrive first drive: Plug-in baby

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer eDrive first drive: Plug-in baby

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Hybrids are all the rage in the automotive industry at the moment. And while the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer might look like the twisted hybrid spawn of a BMW rear-mounting a Mini Clubman – the two share the same UKL1 wheelbase platform after all –... >>

Sonos Play:1 Tone: Minimalist and refined, but will you notice the difference?

Sonos Play:1 Tone: Minimalist and refined, but will you notice the difference?

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Sonos has created a limited edition Play:1 speaker for those that want an even more refined experience. Although the physical design doesn’t change, the Play:1 Tone, as is it to be known, features a soft touch coating that makes you want to keep stroking... >>

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

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The Pocket-lint team recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge within a 24 hour period, climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales over the weekend of 11-12 July. It was a tough challenge, with the weather very much against us... >>

Apple Pay on the Underground: 9 top tips for using your iPhone or Apple Watch for Tube travel

Apple Pay on the Underground: 9 top tips for using your iPhone or Apple Watch for Tube travel

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Apple Pay recently launched in the UK and you might already have noticed that the average queue at your local Pret or pub now features iPhone and Apple Watch owners thrusting their devices at store staff and payment machines. What you might not realise,... >>

Now TV takes further step to being Sky TV for those without a dish, sports monthly pass now available

Now TV takes further step to being Sky TV for those without a dish, sports monthly pass now available

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Sky's Now TV is rapidly becoming the broadcaster's alternative paid TV service for those who cannot have a satellite dish. Already offering monthly passes for entertainment and movies channels, the service has finally launched a monthly pass for Sky's... >>

Incredible Samsung Galaxy Note 5 renders appear on Amazon, show an auto-ejecting S Pen

Incredible Samsung Galaxy Note 5 renders appear on Amazon, show an auto-ejecting S Pen

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After a recent spate of rumours, it is believed that Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy Note ahead of its usual pre-IFA Unpacked event, with 12 August being the date now talked about the most. And one case manufacturer has provided some of the best renders... >>

Save 42 per cent on Satechi’s Bluetooth Home voice command button

Save 42 per cent on Satechi’s Bluetooth Home voice command button

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  Staying safe on the road means staying hands-free, whether you’re using your phone or changing your playlist. The Satechi Bluetooth Home button allows you to do just that, making it a must-have if you commute by car or bike. Get it today for just... >>

It will cost you just £15 a month to get 4K live footy this season

It will cost you just £15 a month to get 4K live footy this season

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BT has announced the price of its BT TV Ultra HD package, which includes the broadcaster's new dedicated 4K channel, and it's cheaper than you might previously have thought. The channel comes as part of BT's Entertainment Ultra HD package that costs... >>

What is an e-SIM and how will it change smartphones for the better?

What is an e-SIM and how will it change smartphones for the better?

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It is reported that both Apple and Samsung are in talks with major network providers to adopt electronic SIM cards for future smartphones. The move would see the manufacturers join others in the mobile business in utilising e-SIMs in their devices, which... >>

You can now explore Britain's underground and geology in Minecraft

You can now explore Britain's underground and geology in Minecraft

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We're starting to think the people at British Geological Survey just want an excuse to play Minecraft. The Natural Environment Research Council agency claims to maintain and develop Britain's understanding of its geology. It made headlines last year after... >>

Oppo's new Mirror 5 phone has a diamond-like glass back, runs custom Android

Oppo's new Mirror 5 phone has a diamond-like glass back, runs custom Android

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Oppo has a new smartphone - and one of the neatest things about the device is its backside. Called the Mirror 5, the 5-inch phone from Oppo features a diamond-like mirrored surface on the rear that's made of individual cut-glass segments consisting of... >>

There's an actual academy where you can learn to duel with custom lightsabers

There's an actual academy where you can learn to duel with custom lightsabers

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Singapore has an academy that's unlike anything you've ever seen. It offers a course that's just for Star Wars fans who are either looking to fulfill a fantasy or learn self-defense techniques. The academy, called The Saber Authority, is basically a school... >>