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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... >>

Sky giving away fibre broadband for free

Sky giving away fibre broadband for free

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Sky has changed its price plans for fibre broadband and has made the ground-breaking decision to offer its entry-level package at no cost for 12 months. You will still need a Sky line rental and Sky Talk phone package, but the normal fee of £10 a month... >>

Facebook is now letting you fully customise what pops up in news feed

Facebook is now letting you fully customise what pops up in news feed

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The news feed in Facebook is cool. But not all the time. If you're anything like us, your news feed might be littered with bogus news stories, stupid memes, and posts you just don't care about, but in an attempt to keep you logging in and using the social... >>

Doctor Who season 9 trailer debuts at Comic-Con: Watch it here

Doctor Who season 9 trailer debuts at Comic-Con: Watch it here

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Doctor Who is slated to return to BBC this autumn. And to get you pumped for the anticpated premiere, the BBC has released a trailer for the ninth season while at Comic-Con in San Diego. BBC America also revealed details about the upcoming series, confirming... >>

Disney's Star Wars films: What is going on and how many are being made?

Disney's Star Wars films: What is going on and how many are being made?

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Let's talk about Star Wars for a minute. The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 and announced shortly after the production of a sequel trilogy that includes episodes 7 through 9. More recently, it announced the production of a "few standalone"... >>

Apple releases iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan public betas: Here's how to try them

Apple releases iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan public betas: Here's how to try them

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Apple has launched the first public beta of El Capitan, the next version of OS X. It also released a public beta of iOS 9, making it the first public beta for a major iOS update. Both betas are free to install and test. The company unveiled its operating... >>

Office 16 for Mac is now available: Here's everything you need to know

Office 16 for Mac is now available: Here's everything you need to know

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Office 16 for Mac sees a big step forward for the Microsoft Office suite on Apple's computers, updating the version of the software for the first time since 2011. Version trackers will also note that this sees the Mac getting its updated version of Office... >>

How to make your home smart for under £1500

How to make your home smart for under £1500

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Connected homes are fast becoming the thing to have as more and more devices appear hoping to make your home life easier, simpler and smarter. There is everything from appliances to heating, lighting and other gadgets available, all of which can be remotely... >>

You can get a Google Nexus 9 tablet for just £200

You can get a Google Nexus 9 tablet for just £200

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Amid rumours that Google will update its tablet ranges in the coming months, retailers in the UK are shifting stock at amazing prices. The latest product to get a price cut, with Amazon and Argos at least, is the Google Nexus 9, the company's 8.9-inch... >>

How to stop Apple Music charging you when your free trial ends

How to stop Apple Music charging you when your free trial ends

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If, like us, you signed up to Apple Music almost as soon as it became available you will have to start to pay for the service from 1 October, which will cost £9.99 a month for a normal individual subscription, £14.99 for a family subscription for up... >>

Is Facebook about to launch an Apple Music and Spotify rival?

Is Facebook about to launch an Apple Music and Spotify rival?

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Facebook is to take on Apple, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and a host of other music streaming services if rumours are to be believed. Music business site Music Ally claims that the social media giant is not only looking to introduce music videos to its offering... >>

Upgrade your smartphone photos with the TRNDlabs on-the-go photo kit

Upgrade your smartphone photos with the TRNDlabs on-the-go photo kit

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  Say hello to the best thing to happen to your smartphone photos since the selfie stick. A must-have accessory for your next vacation (and pretty much every day), TRNDlabs' smartphone photo lens kit is on sale at Pocket-lint Deals for $59.99 (£39),... >>

LG G4 Beat offers mid-range 4G thrills for those on a budget

LG G4 Beat offers mid-range 4G thrills for those on a budget

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LG continues to expand its G4 product line with the LG G4 Beat, a smartphone that retains a lot of the style and features of the company's flagship device, but drops some of the spec to fit in at a mid-range price point. The LG G4 Beat sports an octa-core... >>

Doctor Who confirmed for Lego Dimensions: All 13 Doctors to appear, even John Hurt

Doctor Who confirmed for Lego Dimensions: All 13 Doctors to appear, even John Hurt

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Although it was previously leaked - by Lego itself no less - it has now been confirmed that Doctor Who will be joining the cast of the game/toy collection Lego Dimensions. The 12th Doctor will be voiced by Peter Capaldi, who plays the character on TV,... >>

Amazon Echo now works with Wink, control your smart devices with voice

Amazon Echo now works with Wink, control your smart devices with voice

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Amazon Echo just got even cooler than it already was, thanks to a new update that brought support for Wink devices. We recently reviewed the Echo and fell in love with the Bluetooth speaker's Alexa voice assistant. You can ask her to stream music, fetch... >>

Showtime streaming hands-on: Not just on-demand films and shows but also live TV

Showtime streaming hands-on: Not just on-demand films and shows but also live TV

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Showtime has followed in HBO's footsteps by launching a standalone streaming service in the US. It's called Showtime, of course, and it's a lot like HBO Now in that you don't need a cable subscription in order to watch. Showtime is almost as popular as... >>

Cord-cutter's guide: How to survive on just 8 apps in the US

Cord-cutter's guide: How to survive on just 8 apps in the US

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So you're thinking about ditching cable. Welcome to the cord-cutting world. Similar to how some people have cancelled their traditional phone lines in favour of mobile devices in recent years, the cable TV industry has noticed steep declines in subscriptions... >>

Disney's new Star Wars app lets you take selfies dressed as a Jedi or other characters

Disney's new Star Wars app lets you take selfies dressed as a Jedi or other characters

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Disney and Lucasfilm are taking selfies to a whole new level. Or should we say "a galaxy far, far away..."? They've launched the official Star Wars app on Android (on Google Play now) and iOS (which should be available very soon), with the purpose of... >>

Homido is a universal virtual reality headset for smartphones (hands-on)

Homido is a universal virtual reality headset for smartphones (hands-on)

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There's a lot of talk about VR at the moment, from the cheapest of the cheap - Google Cardboard - to the premium experience like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. The Homido Virtual Reality Headset is a headset that's been cleverly designed to accept any smartphone... >>

Guardians! This limited edition PS4 Destiny: The Taken King console is calling you

Guardians! This limited edition PS4 Destiny: The Taken King console is calling you

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Sony has announced a limited edition PS4, finely dressed in Destiny livery. Launched to celebrate Destiny: The Taken King, this white PS4 has been adorned with a map of the cosmos, designed to reflect the opening of the game. The Guardian's crest adorns... >>

Pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam with 89 per cent off this course bundle

Pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam with 89 per cent off this course bundle

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If you're in IT, then you may already know what a huge boost getting your Amazon Web Service Certification can be to your career. What you didn't know is that it's easier than you thought to get certified. Head over to Pocket-lint Deals, where we've put... >>

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

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As long as there have been digital music files there has been digital music piracy, with services like Napster becoming massive around a decade ago simply because the music industry couldn't keep up with the illegal distribution of its content. However,... >>