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Lego Life lays the building blocks for a safe online presence for kids

Lego Life lays the building blocks for a safe online presence for kids

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The Lego Group has just launched Lego Life, an app-based social network designed specifically for kids aged 13 and under. Lego Life will work in a similar way to Instagram, where kids can share photos of their Lego creations at home, and others can comment... >>

Nextbit has been bought by Razer, will continue 'cool stuff in mobile'

Nextbit has been bought by Razer, will continue 'cool stuff in mobile'

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Nextbit is now a Razer company.The smartphone-maker announced Monday it was acquired by the peripheral company on 27 January. Nextbit's press release specifically mentioned that Razer “has acquired the majority of the assets of Nextbit Systems Inc... >>

How to activate Three Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone

How to activate Three Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone

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After what seems like an age of promising, Three has finally enabled baked-in Wi-Fi calling in to the iPhone. If you have an Apple iPhone and are on the Three network, you'll be able to make and receive calls and texts from anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection,... >>

Best tech toys for Christmas 2017: Star Wars, skateboards, smartwatches and more

Best tech toys for Christmas 2017: Star Wars, skateboards, smartwatches and more

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Yes, we've just had a holiday season and our houses are still cluttered with the toys our kids got for Christmas, but forget all that, it's time to look forward again.Before we know it, John Lewis will be screening a new batch of animated animals and... >>

Three enables app-free Wi-Fi calling, as long as you have a compatible phone

Three enables app-free Wi-Fi calling, as long as you have a compatible phone

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Three has begun rolling out a new Wi-Fi calling service to its customers, so long as they have a compatible smartphone. Wi-Fi calling is nothing new to Three, since it has been offering the function through the inTouch app, but the experience through... >>

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

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Love him or hate him, Edward Snowden made many of us more aware.We now pay close attention to our online privacy and care about things like metadata, surveillance, digital snooping, and data theft. While governments and companies wage war about how much... >>

This is our first proper look at one of Sony's 2017 mid-range smartphones

This is our first proper look at one of Sony's 2017 mid-range smartphones

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Sony is expected to unveil five new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in February, two premium, two mid-range and a low-end one bringing up the rear. We've already seen a report from Japan that lays out the proposed specs of each, but now we have the... >>

Sky Q will add Dolby Atmos and voice control in 2017

Sky Q will add Dolby Atmos and voice control in 2017

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Following the announcement that Sky will introduce satellite dish-free Sky Q from 2018, the company has also released an infographic detailing its plans for 2017 and it mentions Dolby Atmos and voice control. Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps... >>

Amazing LG Watch Style picture leak reveals Android Wear's next smartwatch darling

Amazing LG Watch Style picture leak reveals Android Wear's next smartwatch darling

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LG could be preparing to launch two new smartwatches in partnership with Google, called the LG Watch Style and the LG Watch Sport. The names of these devices were first revealed by Evan Blass, who has now followed-up the name with high-quality images... >>

Yo is an actual at-home male fertility test you just use with your phone

Yo is an actual at-home male fertility test you just use with your phone

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Ah, technology.Thanks to the wonder of a smartphones, as well as app-enabled devices, you can now test male fertility from the comfort of home. A new setup, called Yo, is able to turn your phone's camera into a microscope powerful enough to zoom in... >>

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

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Microsoft doesn't care about HoloLens headset sales.It's been over six months since Microsoft opened up the mixed-reality headset to everyone. The company began selling developer kits last year for $3,000 a pop, and then in August, it made them available... >>

Best compact system cameras 2017: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Best compact system cameras 2017: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

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You're looking to buy a compact system camera (CSC) but don't know what to go for? Perhaps the term alone confounds: we've seen plenty of naming conventions being thrown around of late, from simple "mirrorless" through to terms such as "digital single... >>

Best DSLR cameras 2017: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Best DSLR cameras 2017: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

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You want to buy a DSLR camera but don't know what to go for? Then you've come to the right place, as this is where we round-up the best DSLR cameras of 2017. We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available - and only models that we've seen in reality... >>

Best compact cameras 2017: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

Best compact cameras 2017: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

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If you're looking for the best compact cameras of 2017 then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest cameras to save you time when it comes to buying one from your local shop or online.Compact cameras are plentiful. With new... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7: What's the rumoured difference?

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is due to arrive in April, if rumours are anything to go by anyway. It will succeed the current Galaxy S7 and if all the leaks are to be believed, it will be a great device.We've compared the rumoured specs of the Galaxy S8 to... >>

What is Bluetooth 5 and what does it offer?

What is Bluetooth 5 and what does it offer?

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Bluetooth is found in all manner of devices as a means of communicating with each other. Think smartphone connecting to smartwatch, music player connecting to wireless headphones and even Internet of Things and smarthome devices. Internet of Things explained:... >>

Google Pixel 2: What do we want to see?

Google Pixel 2: What do we want to see?

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With a new year on us, we're about to head into a cycle where all the phones of the year get updated - Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony and Huawei are expected to launch new flagship devices soon, with some coming as soon as Mobile World Congress.Nokia too will... >>

A budget Blackberry could be on the way, but with a catch

A budget Blackberry could be on the way, but with a catch

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Blackberry's new flagship, currently codenamed Mercury, is set for a full unveiling at Mobile World Congress, following a preview at CES back in January. But if a leak from Twitter user @rquant is to be believed, the company will have a budget phone in... >>

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the rumoured difference?

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the rumoured difference?

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Huawei is fast becoming a big name in the smartphone world, producing well-built and well-specced devices for less than its competitors. The recent Mate 9 was a good device, meaning expectations are high for the company's next P flagship.Here is how the... >>

Ford will make your dumb car smart with plug-in module

Ford will make your dumb car smart with plug-in module

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Ford has said it will release a plug-in module later this year for Ford and Lincoln cars made between 2010 - 2016 without a modem, that will add smart functions such as remote start, security alerts and a Wi-Fi hotspot. New Ford Mustang offers 12-inch... >>

HTC Vive's VR headset designer is now working on Google Daydream

HTC Vive's VR headset designer is now working on Google Daydream

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The same day it was revealed Hugo Barra is leaving Xiaomi to head up Facebook-Oculus' virtual reality efforts, HTC's now-former design lead announced he is begun working on the Google Daydream platform.Claude Zellweger, according to his Twitter (where... >>

Google Pixel 2 flagship and Pixel 2B budget phone details leak out

Google Pixel 2 flagship and Pixel 2B budget phone details leak out

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Not wanting to miss out on what seems to be the official phone leak week, Google Pixel has popped up with its own set of rumours.9to5Google has shared some details about the next-generation "Pixel 2". It's supposed to feature waterproofing with a "decent... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 to launch 29 March, huge leak and pic reveals all

Samsung Galaxy S8 to launch 29 March, huge leak and pic reveals all

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The Galaxy S8 will be "significantly different" from previous Samsung flagships, according to a report, which has revealed everything you need to know about the phones, including when they'll launch.VentureBeat's Evan Blass has published several leaked... >>

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

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It's not long to go until the new Nintendo console is released and the Japanese gaming giant starts to prove once again that it has what it takes in the field.The Nintendo Switch is a different kind of machine to the Wii U, being able to play at home... >>

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the rumoured difference?

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the rumoured difference?

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The launch of LG's next flagship is only weeks away, with many expecting the new device to debut at Mobile World Congress at the end of February.Rumours have been circulating about the device for several months however, giving us an indication of what... >>