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Misfit Vapor watch with optical heart rate finally set for 31 October release

Misfit Vapor watch with optical heart rate finally set for 31 October release

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Misfit has revealed when you can finally get the Vapor.Misfit announced Vapor, its first touchscreen smartwatch, at CES 2017. The wearable is the company's most advanced yet, offering standard fitness and sleep tracking, along with optical heart rate... >>

13 of the most anticipated games you can buy this Autumn!

13 of the most anticipated games you can buy this Autumn!

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Traditionally, the end of the summer and start of autumn marks the beginning of the games industry’s build-up to a manic release schedule around Christmas time. And if this autumn’s release schedule offers any indication, 2017 should go down in history... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Streaming Service

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Streaming Service

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The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us, which means in just a few weeks we will be celebrating the best devices across a number of categories including smartphones, TV, laptops and cameras.There are 18 main categories this year,... >>

Free Skype calling rolls out to Harman Kardon Invoke speaker

Free Skype calling rolls out to Harman Kardon Invoke speaker

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Microsoft has announced that Skype-to-Skype calling is rolling out to its first "ambient device", the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker with Cortana. Harman Kardon Invoke speaker has Microsoft Cortana for brains Skype is already available on PCs, smartphones,... >>

Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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If you've considered buying a smart speaker in the last two years, you'll undoubtedly be aware of Amazon's Echo and its Alexa assistant and if you've ever considered multiroom audio, you're almost certain to have come across Sonos. Until very recently,... >>

Best geek Halloween pumpkins and nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns from around the 'net

Best geek Halloween pumpkins and nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns from around the 'net

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Halloween is upon us and you can fully expect to see a host of ghoulies, ghosties and altogether spooky shenanigans going on throughout the day. But let us not forget that scariest of darkened room dwellers, the ghastly geek. They often emerge from their... >>

This amazing OnePlus 5T image leak confirms 18:9 display and bezel-less design

This amazing OnePlus 5T image leak confirms 18:9 display and bezel-less design

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Purveyor of affordable "flagship-killer" smartphones OnePlus is expected to launch the 5T before the year is out. Like the 3T that has come before, the 5T will be based on the OnePlus 5, but have some upgraded features, chief among which is a new all-screen... >>

Google is looking into the Pixel 2 XL's screen burn-in problem

Google is looking into the Pixel 2 XL's screen burn-in problem

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OK, so the Pixel 2 XL might have a display problem.First, there was an issue about its colour vibrancy, which, honestly, we think might be like the great blue/gold dress debate. Either you think the latest Pixels have dim, muddy displays that look gross... >>

Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future

Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future

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Snap wants to be a hardware company, although it can't sell hardware. Last year, Snap, the company behind Snapchat, launched Spectacles, a pair of smart glasses that allowed users to capture photos and videos that could then be uploaded online through... >>

OnePlus 5T revealed: Front and backside shown off in leaked renders

OnePlus 5T revealed: Front and backside shown off in leaked renders

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OnePlus is developing its next flagship killer, and we now know what it looks like, thanks to a new leak.Let's back up for a minute. OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5 this past summer, but reports have suggested it is working on yet another phone, called... >>

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

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Smart clothes are the next step beyond wearables. Despite smart watches and activity trackers just beginning to become popular, smart clothing is already starting to appear.So far there are already items of smart clothing available including t-shirts... >>

TunesGo launched an Android security test and survival guide against viruses

TunesGo launched an Android security test and survival guide against viruses

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It's no secret that cyber security has become increasingly important.Every other day there is a new breach reported by a major company, or a malicious malware discovered by an expert security researcher. In fact, according to Wondershare, the team behind... >>

The best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy Note8

The best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy Note8

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You’ve bought your top-of-the-range smartphone. Now, you’ll want to keep it safe, pristine and comfortable to use. But there are more accessories that are worth considering, too. Here are the ten best add-ons, including slick, smart protective cases,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 may have a notch of its own, for a front-mounted fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S9 may have a notch of its own, for a front-mounted fingerprint scanner

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Samsung may have listened to some consumer feedback regarding the placement of the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8 and resolve the issue for the Galaxy S9. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far? The rear-mounted scanner on the S8 can... >>

Original Xbox backwards compatibility arrives on Xbox One, here are all the games you can play

Original Xbox backwards compatibility arrives on Xbox One, here are all the games you can play

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Microsoft has announced the first wave of original Xbox games that will be backwards compatible with the Xbox One and Xbox One S. There are 13 games at launch and the launch date is tomorrow, 25 October. How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The... >>

Echo Show-like Google Home touch device spotted in Google app code

Echo Show-like Google Home touch device spotted in Google app code

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Google needs to catch up to Amazon.At least when it comes to smart speakers, anyway. Amazon has several Echo-branded smart speakers, while Google only recently announced two more on top of its original Google Home. However, it might introduce a new product... >>

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Long before the Nokia 8 was launched, there was a lot of talk of there being two flagship handsets. Some went as far as saying that the Nokia 8 was going to launch in two sizes which didn't happen: we were given one Nokia 8 and the rumour cycle was reset. But... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Home Entertainment Device

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Home Entertainment Device

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place for the 14th year in the middle of November. There are 18 categories spanning smartphones, tablets and laptops to games, cars and home entertainment devices, with each nomination being something we... >>

What is Pay with Google, where can it be used and how do you use it?

What is Pay with Google, where can it be used and how do you use it?

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Google has announced a brand new way of paying for items via your Android smartphone or Chrome browser, called Pay with Google. What is Android Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it? The feature was first teased back in May, but it's now ready... >>

Leaked image of Nokia 9 rear panel all but confirms the new flagship's design

Leaked image of Nokia 9 rear panel all but confirms the new flagship's design

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An image purporting to show the rear panel of the upcoming Nokia 9 has appeared online on Chinese website Baidu. While on the surface it's just the rear panel, it actually gives quite a lot away about the phone. Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything... >>

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Android 8.0 Oreo from today

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Android 8.0 Oreo from today

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium owners rejoice, as of today, an update for Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out, ready to bring the latest set of features to the flagship device. Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know Sony Xperia... >>

HTC U11 Plus photos reveal future flagship phone, plus a little forensic work

HTC U11 Plus photos reveal future flagship phone, plus a little forensic work

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There was little chatter about the HTC U11 Plus until it exploded onto the scene recently, along with news that HTC was planning a launch event. Now we have real images revealing all.These images come from TENAA, the certification authority in China,... >>

Best GPS running watch: The best sports watches to buy today

Best GPS running watch: The best sports watches to buy today

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While the whole world is now discovering the benefit of a connected watch. For runners, this is home turf. While connected watches have come on leaps and bounds, the needs of runners haven't changed hugely over the past 20 years that running watches have... >>

Huawei made a 'working' foldable phone that might launch next year

Huawei made a 'working' foldable phone that might launch next year

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Huawei wants to take the spotlight from ZTE.A few days ago, ZTE unveiled a foldable smartphone, called the Axom M, with two screens. But now, Huawei, which recently announced the Mate 10 smartphone series, is working on its own version of a foldable phone.... >>

New Vodafone PAYG plan caps spending to just £1 a day

New Vodafone PAYG plan caps spending to just £1 a day

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Vodafone has announced a pay-as-you-go price plan that is capped at a £1 a day spend, yet allows you to text or call as much as you like.Pay As You Go 1, as it is called, charges 20p per minute for calls, 20p for texts and 20p for each 5MB of data. However,... >>

Five reasons to buy the Apple Watch from EE

Five reasons to buy the Apple Watch from EE

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The Apple Watch Series 3 is out, and available on EE with Cellular connectivity. Here are five reasons you should get it from the leading 4G network in the UK.  See Apple Watch Series 3 on EE 1 The advanced networkEE launched the UK’s first 4G network... >>

TalkTalk starts Black Friday early with fibre broadband for just £25 a month and no line rental

TalkTalk starts Black Friday early with fibre broadband for just £25 a month and no line rental

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Black Friday isn't until 24 November but that won't stop some eager beavers offering major deals beforehand. Some retailers are known to start their sale periods a couple of weeks before as part of the build-up.TalkTalk however has bucked the trend further... >>

Chord Poly is the wireless streaming module that lets your smartphone sing

Chord Poly is the wireless streaming module that lets your smartphone sing

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Chord Electronics has launched Poly, a module that attaches to the company's two year-old Mojo DAC, and allows you to wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or any other source and have it delivered to your ears in crystal clear quality. Chord Mojo:... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best TV

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best TV

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating products across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to wearables and TVs.Each category has between six and eight nominees, whittled down from the hundreds of devices... >>

iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPad: Multitasking machine

iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPad: Multitasking machine

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iOS 11 has been unleashed, and while most users will experience it primarily on iPhone, the iPad gets it too, and arguably gets more out of the software update than an iPhone will.  iOS 11 review: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone... >>

Up Up and Away: The best flying cars from around the world

Up Up and Away: The best flying cars from around the world

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The Wright Brothers were the first to successfully produce a flying machine in 1903, but while we now have aeroplanes carrying out hundreds of flights a day, a flying car is still an idea that hasn't been fully achieved. Or has it?We've rounded up a whole... >>

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals, prices and where to get them

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals, prices and where to get them

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Google has started to release its 2017 smartphones in the shape of the Google Pixel 2 first hitting the streets, then the Pixel 2 XL.The Pixel 2 is a 5-inch handset while the larger of the two devices has a 6-inch screen. They both have the exact same... >>

Can't wait to update to iOS 11? Backup your data first!

Can't wait to update to iOS 11? Backup your data first!

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Admit it: it's hard to manage, let alone back up and recover, all the data stored across your iOS devices.Your iPhone and iPad can hold a lot of your data, from photos to apps to messages. So, if you've ever updated your iOS device and then abruptly experienced... >>

Did Tim Cook just reveal in an email that a new Mac Mini is coming?

Did Tim Cook just reveal in an email that a new Mac Mini is coming?

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It's been a few years since Apple updated the Mac Mini.As a result, most people think it is dead. But is it? According to MacRumors, which posted an email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to a Mac Mini user, the device will still be an important part of Apple's... >>

Google might add more colour options to resolve the Pixel 2 XL's display problem

Google might add more colour options to resolve the Pixel 2 XL's display problem

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The Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch problem on the front of it which you've probably heard about. It's currently the subject of a great deal of discussion among smartphone fans, in a stand-off that has "it's terrible for an £800 phone" on one side to "you probably... >>

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

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There is an amazing line-up of TV shows and series coming our way soon on streaming services and some crackers that have just started to appear. New episodes of Star Trek Discovery are released each week and Mr Robot season 3 has begun at last. Hurrah!Then,... >>

What's the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

What's the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

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Snapchat is confusing. Right?We’ll agree it seems that way. It basically updates every couple weeks, at the very least, adding new features or changing core functions. And, at the end of the day, the whole concept behind Snapchat is, well, odd. After... >>

Toyota reveals "Fine-Comfort Ride" hydrogen-powered concept vehicle

Toyota reveals "Fine-Comfort Ride" hydrogen-powered concept vehicle

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Concept cars always push the boundaries of what is possible for car design and Toyota's latest design is no different.Called the "Fine-Comfort Ride" - we hope that name changes if the car goes into production - it's a new "premium saloon" that's powered... >>

Which Heos speaker is best for you? Heos 1, Heos 3, Heos 5, Heos 7, Heos Bar and more

Which Heos speaker is best for you? Heos 1, Heos 3, Heos 5, Heos 7, Heos Bar and more

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Think of multi-room speaker systems and chances are you'll immediately think of Sonos. The company was one of the first out the blocks to get music pumping around your home and since then, many competitors have come along to try and steal some of the... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best In-Ear Headphones

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best In-Ear Headphones

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to cameras and headphones.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over... >>

Nintendo Switch system update 4.0 out now: How to install it and what it does

Nintendo Switch system update 4.0 out now: How to install it and what it does

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Nintendo has rolled out a new version of its system software for the Nintendo Switch, which adds some significant new features.System version 4.0.0, as it is called, should be waiting for you to install on your console. Here then are the simple instructions... >>

The HTC U11 Plus might slay the Pixel 2 XL

The HTC U11 Plus might slay the Pixel 2 XL

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Just when we thought we were done with flagship phones for 2017, HTC has confirmed via a tweet that it will unveil something new on 2 November, and we fully expect it to be the U11 Plus. HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in Rumoured... >>

Ultimate Ears embraces Alexa with Blast and Megablast speakers

Ultimate Ears embraces Alexa with Blast and Megablast speakers

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Ultimate Ears has announced that it's getting into the smart speaker game with the UE Blast and Megablast, a pair of Alexa-powered speakers. While we all accept that the Amazon Echo was a game-changing device, the biggest criticism of Amazon's smart... >>

Official: Nokia 7 is a mid-range bothie phone heading to China

Official: Nokia 7 is a mid-range bothie phone heading to China

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HMD Global has announced a new Nokia phone: the Nokia 7.It's a mid-range device, headed for China. HMD Global described the 5.2-inch Nokia 7 as a phone "wrapped in 7000 series aluminium chassis" with "diamond cut bevelled edges" and a "3D glass curvature... >>

Google reveals ARCore will come to more Samsung Galaxy devices

Google reveals ARCore will come to more Samsung Galaxy devices

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Samsung and Google have partnered up so that Google's ARCore will come to even more Galaxy smartphones.ARCore is Android’s version of Apple ARKit. It's a baked-in augmented reality platform that developers can leverage. It's very different from Tango,... >>

Motorola made a £99 Moto Mod speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa

Motorola made a £99 Moto Mod speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa

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Motorola has announced a new Moto Mod for its Moto Z phones.It's a $149.99/£99 speaker attachment with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. In other words, it turns your phone into a little Echo device. Called the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, the... >>

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

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Forget about Google Assistant, Samsung's new Android flagships, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ launched their own voice assistant called Bixby.It's Samsung's attempt to take on the likes of Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and Alexa, with a new AI... >>

Get an Amazon Echo Dot for just £24.99 if you are a Sonos user

Get an Amazon Echo Dot for just £24.99 if you are a Sonos user

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Sonos is offering an amazing deal to all its registered users in the UK, US and Germany. All customers can snag themselves an Amazon Echo Dot Alexa device for just £24.99 - less than half-price.The offer is to celebrate Sonos adding Alexa support to... >>

How to add non-Google accounts to the official Gmail for iOS app

How to add non-Google accounts to the official Gmail for iOS app

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It's hard to find the perfect iOS app for email, right?Although Apple restricts you from changing the default mail app for anything on iOS, there are a few decent email apps in the App Store, such as Spark, Airmail, Alto, and Edison Mail. Google's official... >>

What is aptX HD and which devices support it?

What is aptX HD and which devices support it?

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With Apple removing the longstanding 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 onwards and Google following suit with the Pixel 2 smartphones, using a regular pair of headphones will soon get harder than ever. Best Bluetooth headphones 2017/2018: 10 of the... >>