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What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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Google has taken on Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana with its own voice assistant called Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it... >>

Is the Nintendo Switch good for all the family? Parental controls, motion gaming and more explored

Is the Nintendo Switch good for all the family? Parental controls, motion gaming and more explored

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While the internet groans under the weight of umpteen Nintendo Switch reviews, including our own here, here’s an assessment of Nintendo’s new console with a difference - from a family perspective.The Switch, if you have somehow missed the hype thus... >>

Nintendo Switch online subscription service goes live in autumn, play for free until then

Nintendo Switch online subscription service goes live in autumn, play for free until then

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The day one update for Nintendo Switch has become available to those lucky enough to have the console already - including Pocket-lint - and one of the first notifications is about the new Nintendo online subscription service. It will be launched fully... >>

Motorola Moto G5 vs Moto G4: What’s the difference?

Motorola Moto G5 vs Moto G4: What’s the difference?

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Motorola announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The two devices add a more premium finish to last year's models, while also improving in several areas.You can read how the Moto G5 Plus compares to the G4 Plus in our separate... >>

Project Scorpio and Xbox One to get Mixed Reality headsets in 2018

Project Scorpio and Xbox One to get Mixed Reality headsets in 2018

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Microsoft has announced that it hopes to introduce Mixed Reality headsets to its Xbox console gaming platform by 2018. That means the Xbox One and forthcoming Project Scorpio could get their own augmented or virtual reality devices next year.Microsoft... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: When is Galaxy Unpacked 2017 and can you watch it online?

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: When is Galaxy Unpacked 2017 and can you watch it online?

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Samsung usually uses Mobile World Congress to launch its annual flagship, but thanks to the Note 7, the schedule has changed.The company has already confirmed it will not hold its "Galaxy Unpacked 2017" event in February but rather in March. Samsung reportedly... >>

B&O Play's Beolit 17 offers big, beefy sound in a delightfully Danish body

B&O Play's Beolit 17 offers big, beefy sound in a delightfully Danish body

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Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle arm B&O Play has announced the Beolit 17, the latest addition to its range of Beolit speakers first launched in 1939, but currently just comprising the Beolit 15. Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 review: Portable picnic party This new... >>

Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers

Oculus just slashed prices for the Rift headset and Touch controllers

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You can now get a basic Oculus Rift setup at a price much more affordable than the HTC Vive VR package.The company announced at GDC 2017 that it cut the price of its Rift headset and Touch motion controllers by $100 (about £80) each, making the cost... >>

Range Rover Velar: A tech packed 4x4 for a new generation

Range Rover Velar: A tech packed 4x4 for a new generation

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Drive on any road around the world and you'll probably drive past a Range Rover Evoque eventually. The car, launched in 2011, has become one of the company's most popular models. But Range Rover has a problem.The gap between the Evoque, which tops... >>

Amazing Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on pics available already

Amazing Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on pics available already

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We appeared to get a bit ahead of ourselves earlier when we reported on a highly detailed marketing render of the Samsung Galaxy S8 was released by Evan Blass aka @evleaks on Twitter. Samsung Galaxy S8: Release date, rumours and everything you need to... >>

Oppo's new 5x dual-camera uses periscope technology to offer lossless zoom

Oppo's new 5x dual-camera uses periscope technology to offer lossless zoom

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Oppo has shown off a new smartphone camera technology at Mobile World Congress that rethinks how to tackle the problem of zoom on a smartphone. Zooming is something that people do a lot on phones but generally the result is a downgraded quality of photo... >>

Is this our final look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 before it launches?

Is this our final look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 before it launches?

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After Samsung revealed the release date of the Galaxy S8 to be 29 March at its press conference at Mobile World Congress, we may now have got our final look as to what it will look like. The image yet again comes courtesy of Evan Blass, with the line... >>

Google quietly kills its high-end Pixel Chromebook laptop line

Google quietly kills its high-end Pixel Chromebook laptop line

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Farewell, Pixel.No, not the Pixel phones. We're talking about Google's high-end, $1,299 Pixel Chromebooks. Long before Google started shipping flagship phones under the Pixel brand, it offered Pixel laptops. But, according to TechCrunch, which spoke to... >>

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

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It's been long rumoured that Google will use YouTube to introduce a live TV service. The company has now confirmed those suspicions.Google officially announced its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It will let you access live and recorded... >>

New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded

New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded

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The latest Raspberry Pi costs just $10 (£9). And it comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability.It's called Pi Zero W, and it's an updated version of the $5 Pi Zero that released in November 2015 for $5/£4. Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board... >>

Ford wants its electric self-driving delivery vans to launch drones

Ford wants its electric self-driving delivery vans to launch drones

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Last week, UPS revealed it is testing drone-launching delivery vans, and now, Ford is upping the game by unveiling its own electric self-driving delivery van that can launch a fleet of drones.The company unveiled its new concept, called Autolivery, at... >>

Android at MWC 2017: 87 pin badges on the Android Walk, and something retro special

Android at MWC 2017: 87 pin badges on the Android Walk, and something retro special

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Android likes to bring a little fun to Mobile World Congress and in 2017, as it has done in two previous years Google has peppered the show with Android pin badges, providing show visitors with a distraction, while also hammering home just how far the... >>

Netflix app update: Better compression for less data usage incoming, mobile HDR for LG G6 launch

Netflix app update: Better compression for less data usage incoming, mobile HDR for LG G6 launch

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Netflix is pushing hard when it comes to mobile streaming in 2017. The video-on-demand service has told Pocket-lint at Mobile World Congress 2017 that its mobile app is about to receive a major update which will mean better quality streaming at lower... >>

2000 AD's Rogue Trooper returns to gaming, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch Redux announced

2000 AD's Rogue Trooper returns to gaming, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch Redux announced

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Rogue Trooper is returning to games platforms after an 11-year absence.One of 2000 AD's most endearing characters, Rogue last appeared on PlayStation 2, the original Xbox and PC in 2006. He then made a brief outing on the Nintendo Wii in 2009.Now he returns... >>

Qualcomm: There's no Samsung contractual exclusivity on the Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm: There's no Samsung contractual exclusivity on the Snapdragon 835

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There's been plenty of rumour circulating that Samsung has "first dibs" on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Qualcomm however, talking at Mobile World Congress 2017, told us that there was no contractual exclusivity on the Snapdragon 835.It was... >>

You won't be able to play every single Nintendo Switch game on the TV

You won't be able to play every single Nintendo Switch game on the TV

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The Nintendo Switch's biggest feature is the ability to seamlessly switch between TV and tablet modes. You can start playing a game at home, and then if you need to go out and continue gaming, simply take the Switch tablet out of its dock and you're on... >>

Xbox Games Pass gives you access to over 100 Xbox One games for £7.99 a month

Xbox Games Pass gives you access to over 100 Xbox One games for £7.99 a month

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Microsoft has launched a subscription service that gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for just £7.99 a month. And unlike PlayStation Now, it isn't a cloud service so you don't have to rely on your own broadband speeds to... >>

Stunning Instinct Concept car shows Peugeot's vision of an autonomous driving future

Stunning Instinct Concept car shows Peugeot's vision of an autonomous driving future

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Mobile World Congress is traditionally the trade show where many technology manufacturers announce their latest smartphones, tablets and wearables so when you introduce a concept car to that atmosphere, needless to say it stands out. Like, really stands... >>

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and everything you need to know about future mobile entertainment

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and everything you need to know about future mobile entertainment

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Mobile HDR got off to something of a false start. When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7 in 2016, it also announced that it had equipped the super-sized smartphone with an HDR display and that glorious movies would be streamed to your phone for enjoyment... >>