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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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The Galaxy Note series is one of Samsung's most popular. It is often groundbreaking, introducing a run of new features you don't get elsewhere. In 2014 we saw the release of the Note Edge, and we've also seen advanced camera performance, as well as UI... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 leaks, packaging and all: QHD, 4GB RAM and more

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 leaks, packaging and all: QHD, 4GB RAM and more

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There are product leaks and there are products leaks, and this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the spill-all type of leak. Ahead of the Samsung Unpacked event this Thursday 13 August, where the Galaxy Note 5 is expected to appear, the handset has leaked in a... >>

PawSquad lets you visit the vet from your couch at home, goodbye pet box

PawSquad lets you visit the vet from your couch at home, goodbye pet box

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Taking a pet to the vet is a nightmare for most. Loading a cat into a box is like battling nature itself. That's why PawSquad wants to shake-up the vet-pet dynamic by going online. The online vet service, being dubbed "veterinary Skype", has launched... >>

Next Apple event for new iPhones and Apple TV possibly set for 9 September

Next Apple event for new iPhones and Apple TV possibly set for 9 September

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In two months, we might have new iPhones, a new Apple TV, and a new iPad.  If you know anything about Apple's release cycles for products, you're already aware that the company likely has an iPhone event scheduled for sometime in September, but it's... >>

iOS 9's new wallpapers: Here are the high-res downloadable versions

iOS 9's new wallpapers: Here are the high-res downloadable versions

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The next major update to iOS is expected to publicly release in about two months, but you can already get your hands on the software's whole new set of high-resolution, colourful wallpapers. The fifth developer beta of iOS 9 released earlier this week,... >>

E1 is a 4K camera with interchangeable lenses - but it's like the size of a GoPro

E1 is a 4K camera with interchangeable lenses - but it's like the size of a GoPro

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A startup camera company has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for what it has described as the world's smallest 4K UHD camera - and the camera itself, which is called the E1, looks pretty amazing. Las Vegas-based Z Camera has unveiled a micro four-thirds... >>

Polar made an affordable wrist wearable with an OHR sensor, coming soon

Polar made an affordable wrist wearable with an OHR sensor, coming soon

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Polar has confirmed it is working on a new fitness wearable for consumers, and you can expect it to arrive shortly.  The upcoming device will feature a built-in optical heart rate monitor. Keep in mind Polar specialises in heart-rate monitors that you... >>

Huawei Nexus smartphone revealed in video: Fingerprint reader, USB-C and more

Huawei Nexus smartphone revealed in video: Fingerprint reader, USB-C and more

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The Huawei Nexus smartphone appears to be the next major handset release from Google, following rumours. Now a video has leaked. The video, which claims to show off the Huawei Nexus, was shared by serial leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer, also known as the... >>

Best game trailers from Gamescom 2015: Quantum Break, Dark Souls III and more

Best game trailers from Gamescom 2015: Quantum Break, Dark Souls III and more

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Gamescom 2015 is underway and kicking-off the show from Germany is an Xbox launch event. As expected there are plenty of trailers appearing out of Gamescom. Some are for games that have already been announced at E3 or last year at Gamescom but there's... >>

Updated: Microsoft Xbox One to let you record live TV and download to Windows 10 devices

Updated: Microsoft Xbox One to let you record live TV and download to Windows 10 devices

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UPDATE: Microsoft has confirmed that you will only be able to record live TV on the Xbox One if you have an external hard drive attached. Xbox engineer Richard Irving said at Gamescom:  "You need an external hard-drive specifically for DVR because we... >>

World of Warcraft Legion expansion reveals new Class, Level Up and more

World of Warcraft Legion expansion reveals new Class, Level Up and more

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Gamescom 2015 has revealed the sixth upgrade for World of Warcraft, dubbed Legion. Azeroth is under attack by The Burning Legion and it's down to you to save the world. Legion: Beta is set to begin later this year, bringing fans plenty of new fun like... >>

Samsung, LG and Google vow to start monthly security updates for Android in wake of Stagefright bug

Samsung, LG and Google vow to start monthly security updates for Android in wake of Stagefright bug

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Android hack worriers rejoice, the fixes are coming to save the day. Google, Samsung and LG and now going to start rolling out monthly security updates. After Android's biggest bug yet was revealed at the Black Hat security conference recently, it was... >>

Palmer Luckey VR Time magazine cover goes meme crazy, here are the best

Palmer Luckey VR Time magazine cover goes meme crazy, here are the best

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When Time magazine put a cut out of Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey on the cover, it was only going to end badly. And now the internet has its meme-focused hands on the image. The original cover looked like a joke, featuring a cutout of Palmer Luckey... >>

22 best games of Gamescom 2015: Star Wars Battlefront, Halo 5, Mafia 3 and more

22 best games of Gamescom 2015: Star Wars Battlefront, Halo 5, Mafia 3 and more

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It might seem strange to some that another massive videogames show opens its doors so soon after E3, but Gamescom in Cologne is a huge deal. Not only does it give European gamers a chance to see many of the games for 2015 and 2016 without having to cross... >>

World’s first HD glasses-free 3D smartphone is here, meet VKWorld Discovery S1

World’s first HD glasses-free 3D smartphone is here, meet VKWorld Discovery S1

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So far attempts at glasses-free smartphones have been met with excitement but not many sales. The VKWorld Discovery S1 hopes to change that by offering HD. While the appeal of 3D is still out for discussion, VKWorld has decided to create a decent mobile... >>

Your iPhone will soon know to use cellular data whenever Wi-Fi is weak

Your iPhone will soon know to use cellular data whenever Wi-Fi is weak

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Apple has listened to our Wi-Fi woes and come up with a solution that'll stop your iPhone from latching onto weak signals. Hallelujah! Imagine you're connected to the Wi-Fi in your house, then you go outside to mow the lawn, and while doing that, you... >>

Apple ResearchKit launches in the UK: Here's everything you need to know

Apple ResearchKit launches in the UK: Here's everything you need to know

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Apple wants to turn iPhones from across the world into devices that collect scientific data for medical research. The company started achieving that goal by introducing ResearchKit during its Spring Forward event in March. While at the event, Apple didn't... >>

iOS 9 wallpapers: Make your iPhone look brand new

iOS 9 wallpapers: Make your iPhone look brand new

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The fifth developer beta of iOS 9 has released, along with a whole new set of colourful wallpapers. Beta releases are fun because they give us an early look at what to expect this autumn, when the latest version of iOS, called iOS 9, is expected to roll... >>

Microsoft Translator lets you do real-time voice translations on your smartwatch and phone

Microsoft Translator lets you do real-time voice translations on your smartwatch and phone

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Microsoft Translator is probably one of the coolest apps we've seen in a long time, because it pretty much breaks down any language barrier you may face when traveling across the world. The all-new app has just arrived for Apple Watch and Android Wear,... >>

This is what Tesla's disturbing 'solid metal snake' charger looks like

This is what Tesla's disturbing 'solid metal snake' charger looks like

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Tesla announced earlier this year that it was developing an automatic charging system that moved much like a "solid metal snake" - and now the electric car maker has revealed how it actually looks and works. And it's disturbing. The idea behind the charger... >>

Smartphone manners: The etiquette of using your favourite gadget politely

Smartphone manners: The etiquette of using your favourite gadget politely

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Recent figures from Ofcom revealed that over 90 per cent of the UK now uses a smartphone. But are we using them in the right way? Other figures from that same study showed that people have opinions on the right and wrong ways to use smartphones. Do you... >>

9 smartphones with 3,000mAh batteries or larger, made to last longer

9 smartphones with 3,000mAh batteries or larger, made to last longer

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Mobile World Congress 2015 has shown us that bigger batteries aren't always going to keep coming. Samsung opted for smaller power cells in its Galaxy S6 than the previous generation – in favour of faster charging. But some people want to avoid charging... >>

Asus ZenFone Max packs in a whopping 5,000mAh battery

Asus ZenFone Max packs in a whopping 5,000mAh battery

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The Asus ZenFone Max has been announced as a real treat for those that are into longer battery life from a larger battery. The Max packs a hefty 5,000mAh battery unit. We wrote a feature on smartphones with batteries larger than 3,000mAh and even these... >>

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

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Ofcom has reported that around three per cent of UK households claim to own a smartwatch. The number, which has been detailed in Ofcom's 2015 Communications Market Report, on the surface shows that people in the UK have embraced the "quantified self"... >>

UK smartphone addiction at all time high, you won't believe how many selfies were taken

UK smartphone addiction at all time high, you won't believe how many selfies were taken

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A new report from Ofcom has revealed the UK as a nation of phone addicts. For the first time smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular way to get online. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Smartphone use in general has jumped up a notch.... >>