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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... >>

Disney Infinity 3.0 preview: Not just a Star Wars sandbox

Disney Infinity 3.0 preview: Not just a Star Wars sandbox

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Disney Infinity could have rested on its laurels this year. Star Wars would certainly have shifted enough units with only minor changes. But happily we also have a range of enhancements injected from a trio of top tier developers. As is the way with toys-game... >>

Which Honeywell heating system is best for you? Evohome vs Voice Controlled vs Single Zone Thermostat

Which Honeywell heating system is best for you? Evohome vs Voice Controlled vs Single Zone Thermostat

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Honeywell is a company with its fingers in several pies, one of which is smart heating. There are several systems available on the market that will make turning your heating on or off and make scheduling it much easier, whether you pick Honeywell, or... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be announced on 12 August, S6 edge Plus too?

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be announced on 12 August, S6 edge Plus too?

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Although Samsung traditionally hosts an Unpacked event on the eve of the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin each year, where it usually announces the latest Galaxy Note phablet, reports suggest that will not be the case this time around. Instead,... >>

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

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It is no secret that Nokia has been looking to offload its Here Maps service for a while, hoping to use the cash from the sale to further its communication network plans, but it looks like the most expected suitor has failed in its bid to take it over.... >>

Apple Pay: How to add your bank cards to it

Apple Pay: How to add your bank cards to it

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Apple Pay has gone live in the UK, giving millions of Brits the chance to pay for stuff in places like Boots and Pret a Manger with their iPhone or Apple Watch.  Apple Pay, which first launched in the US last year, is a contactless payment technology... >>

Apple Pay: Here's how it works and where you can use it

Apple Pay: Here's how it works and where you can use it

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Apple has launched Apple Pay in the UK, meaning you can start using specific Apple devices as digital wallets of sorts in order to pay for goods at stores with contactless payment readers and within apps. The idea is that you'll never need to tote around... >>

Comcast debuts its own cable-free streaming service in the US: Here's what to expect

Comcast debuts its own cable-free streaming service in the US: Here's what to expect

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With HBO Now, Showtime, and other cord-cutter streaming service popping up left and right overseas, it was only a matter of time before Comcast - one of the worst-ranked companies in the US - decided to introduce its own alternative. Called Stream, the... >>

A tale of three mountains: The Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge

A tale of three mountains: The Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge

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There was a palpable sense of excitement as we packed our gear into the Land Rover Discoverys for the long drive north to Kinlochleven in Scotland. Pocket-lint teamed up with Asus, with support from friends at Land Rover, Berghaus and Under Armour, aiming... >>

Nikon Photo Contest 2014 - 2015: These amazing photos/video were the pick of the bunch

Nikon Photo Contest 2014 - 2015: These amazing photos/video were the pick of the bunch

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Nikon recently announced the category winners for its annual photography competition and if you flick through the gallery above you will see some quite simply stunning entries from around the world. The competition also recognises video entries these... >>

Android Wear to embrace interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communications

Android Wear to embrace interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communications

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Under increased competition from rival smartwatch styles and operating systems, such as the Apple Watch and the Pebble Time, Google plans to update its Android Wear platform to include some interesting new features. After wading through a leaked document,... >>

Microsoft to launch six Windows 10 Lumia phones soon(ish)

Microsoft to launch six Windows 10 Lumia phones soon(ish)

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Although it has gone quiet on the new Windows Phone front in recent times, Microsoft is heavily tipped to be bringing at least six new Lumia handsets to market in the coming months. All to feature the phone build of Windows 10 when that's ready. Evan... >>

Samsung’s Apps Edge patent could give purpose to the Galaxy S6 edge screen

Samsung’s Apps Edge patent could give purpose to the Galaxy S6 edge screen

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Samsung has filed a patent for what it calls "Apps Edge", which is "computer application" software for mobiles phones, smartphones and tablets that helps organise and "allows quick access to frequently used applications". Basically, it looks like the... >>

Amazon takes on AirPlay and Google Cast with its new Fling tool

Amazon takes on AirPlay and Google Cast with its new Fling tool

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Amazon has announced a new tool that's a lot like AirPlay or Google Cast. The tool basically enables you to share multimedia content or stuff from mobile apps to Amazon's Fire TV. Amazon launched the Amazing Fling software toolkit for developers on 10... >>

AMC reveals Fear The Walking Dead premiere date, releases first trailer at Comic-Con

AMC reveals Fear The Walking Dead premiere date, releases first trailer at Comic-Con

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AMC is at Comic-Con in San Diego, where it released the season six trailer for The Walking Dead. But that's not all: it also released a trailer for the show's spin-off series as well as confirmed a premiere date. The spin-off, called Fear The Walking... >>

The Walking Dead's season 6 trailer just debuted at Comic-Con: Watch it here

The Walking Dead's season 6 trailer just debuted at Comic-Con: Watch it here

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Comic-Con in San Diego is underway, and so that means a lot of new trailers. Some of our most-anticipated series and movies are debuting trailers this week. AMC just premiered the sixth-season trailer for The Walking Dead, for instance. It's a 4-minute-long... >>

Forget about 4K and even 8K, Samsung is making 11K displays

Forget about 4K and even 8K, Samsung is making 11K displays

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Samsung is working on a new type of display that's packed with so many pixels it supposedly gives off a 3D-like effect, it's claimed. According to Electronic Times, Samsung is already looking past 4K displays and even 8K displays. It's working to develop... >>

Worst album cover art of all time, you won't believe number 34

Worst album cover art of all time, you won't believe number 34

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Tell kids today that we used to buy our music in the form of large circular black plastic discs that got sticky in the sun and they won't believe you. Even CDs have seemingly had their day, shunted aside for the convenience of digital downloads and streaming.... >>

Ted Baker partnered with Quella for a retro-fantastic road bike collection

Ted Baker partnered with Quella for a retro-fantastic road bike collection

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We wouldn't normally feature a bicycle here on Pocket-lint, unless it was made from gold or is an electric bike. But setting eyes on the Ted Baker collection, memories of loved Raleigh road bikes from the 80s came flooding back. So please indulge us,... >>

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

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Would you cuddle a light? That's what Philips and Disney are hoping your kids will do with a new range of family-friendly lights that are suitable for snuggling with. The company, that has all but pulled out of anything other than lighting and healthcare,... >>

Save 67 per cent on three years of unlimited online backup from Pogoplug

Save 67 per cent on three years of unlimited online backup from Pogoplug

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If you've ever had your computer crash, lost you phone, or synced up a device only to have your albums or playlists deleted, you know how stressful it can be to lose important media and personal info with no way to get it back. That's why we're offering... >>

Want to see what an iPhone 8 could look like?

Want to see what an iPhone 8 could look like?

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We haven't even had the iPhone 6S let alone the iPhone 7 yet, but concept designer Jermaine Smit has posted a video of what he thinks the iPhone 8 could look like. Of course, by our estimation, an iPhone 8 isn't due until 2018. If Apple continues its... >>