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Make your HTC Vive VR headset wireless with this clever gadget

Make your HTC Vive VR headset wireless with this clever gadget

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Of all the virtual reality headsets the HTC Vive (reviewed here) is the most technically impressive. The others are catching up, with Oculus soon to release its Touch motion controllers for Rift, but full body movement has been a feature of Vive since... >>

You can now ask Siri to send money using PayPal

You can now ask Siri to send money using PayPal

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PayPal has now integrated Siri into its app to make it easier to send money to friends and family when you owe them back. Instead of going into the app, typing in the amount and authorising it, you can now say "Hey Siri, send Mike £50 for the gig tickets... >>

These crazy videos show recalled GoPro Karma drones crashing hard

These crazy videos show recalled GoPro Karma drones crashing hard

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GoPro won't like these videos.The camera maker recently recalled all 2,500 Karma drones it has sold since launching the device just two weeks ago. It’s investigating reports that a small number of them lost power during operation. If your Karma lost... >>

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explored

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explored

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When it comes to virtual reality, Google has already been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them with plenty of content to view, through YouTube.However, 2016 is already a far bigger... >>

Snapchat Spectacles: What are they, how do they work, and where are Snapbots to buy them?

Snapchat Spectacles: What are they, how do they work, and where are Snapbots to buy them?

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Snapchat has launched a Google Glass-GoPro hybrid pair of sunglasses.These sunglasses cost a fraction of the cost of Google Glass, however. The idea is you'd use them in order to capture your adventures while on the go. It's like a GoPro, but for you... >>

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

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Google is ramping up its virtual reality efforts, with YouTube VR.The company, which owns YouTube, has been working with YouTube creators, recording artists, and partners to produce VR videos, all with the purpose of loading up the website with tonnes... >>

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

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During this year's E3, Microsoft tantalisingly teased Project Scorpio for 2017, a machine Xbox boss Phil Spencer called "the most powerful games console ever".But as true as that statement might turn out to be, Sony has more recently pulled a fast one... >>

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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Sony has finally released its much-talked about PS4 Pro and it sets a new standard for console gaming.And considering Christmas is rapidly approaching, the Japanese firm has put it squarely, if a little unfairly, up against the Xbox One S.Microsoft... >>

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

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The PlayStation 4 Pro is available now and while it isn't quite a next generation console, it's such an upgrade on the standard edition that it feels fresh and new. Especially if you own a 4K HDR TV.That's because it has been designed to run the same... >>

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

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YouTube has release a Daydream-only application for those with Google VR headsets to access virtual reality videos more simply.YouTube VR has been designed from the ground up and only works with the Daydream View headset and a compatible phone - so far,... >>

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

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Sony is undoubtedly king of this generation of consoles, with sales of the PlayStation 4 reaching unprecedented heights. But rather than rest on its laurels it has rejigged and improved its original offering, first with a slimmer model and a new DualShock... >>

Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

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During E3 this year, Microsoft unveiled not one but two future consoles. Project Scorpio will be the company's flagship, with full 4K gaming and high-end PC style specifications, but the first to hit the market is the Xbox One S.The Xbox One S is a bridge... >>

Apple could introduce truly wireless charging with iPhone 8

Apple could introduce truly wireless charging with iPhone 8

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Apple is expected to skip the 'S' generation for next year's iPhone release and go straight for 8. Because it will be 10 years of the iPhone, it's hoped the tech giant will make some huge changes to the ubiquitous device rather than just incremental updates.... >>

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2016 #BusterTheBoxer commercial

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2016 #BusterTheBoxer commercial

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Over the last few years, John Lewis has firmly ensconced itself as the king of the Christmas commercial, not only with extended short movies but with cover versions of songs that make it to the top five of the British music charts.Each year's effort becomes... >>

Nikon launches D5600 DSLR with Bluetooth for instant photo sharing

Nikon launches D5600 DSLR with Bluetooth for instant photo sharing

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Nikon has taken the wraps off its latest DLSR, the entry-level D5600, which it says is designed for photography hobbyists and content creators. The D5600 is the successor to the D5500 and features a similar 3.2-inch LCD screen that can flip out and be... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 can try a taste of Nougat with the 'Galaxy Beta Program'

Samsung Galaxy S7 can try a taste of Nougat with the 'Galaxy Beta Program'

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Samsung has announced a 'Galaxy Beta Program' for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners in the UK, US, Korea, with customers in China getting access soon. The beta program is available on a first-come first-serve basis and provides an early look at what Android... >>

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

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Previously called PlayStation Neo, PS4K or PS4.5, the PS4 Pro (reviewed here) is Sony's first ever mid-generation major console upgrade and it's now available to one and all.You can now get your hands on the 4K gaming powerhouse, so here's everything... >>

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

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The PS4 Pro is finally here and heralds the beginning of 4K HDR console gaming.You can read our in-depth review of the PlayStation 4 Pro here, but if you've already decided to match your 4K HDR TV with the best games machine on the planet you're probably... >>

Google Android Auto update brings car mode to all Android smartphones

Google Android Auto update brings car mode to all Android smartphones

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Android Auto is Google's answer to Apple CarPlay. It lets you view compatible apps from your smartphone on the car's main head unit display, leaving you to keep your eyes on the road and ultimately be a safer driver.Google is all too aware that some people... >>

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

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Let's be real: Lenses are the best part of Snapchat.The popular mobile app enables you to capture photos and videos and overlay them with doodles, text, filters, and lenses. Lenses are animated overlays that augment your face. You can see yourself - in... >>

Amazing leak claims Samsung Galaxy S8 models will both have edge display, with larger screen sizes

Amazing leak claims Samsung Galaxy S8 models will both have edge display, with larger screen sizes

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South Korean news outlet The Bell has reported Samsung will make two versions of the Galaxy S8 smartphone, one with a 6.2-inch screen, to help lure disappointed Note 7 customers.The other version is said to have a 5.7-inch screen, which is slightly larger... >>

All future Lenovo phones will be released under the Moto brand

All future Lenovo phones will be released under the Moto brand

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Lenovo has announced that all of its future smartphones will be sold under the Moto brand name, as it looks to bring together its existing business with Motorola's after acquiring the latter company in 2014. Lenovo P2 preview: Boasting a 5,100mAh battery... >>

The Timex IQ+ Move is a basic fitness tracker in a sleek analogue watch body

The Timex IQ+ Move is a basic fitness tracker in a sleek analogue watch body

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American watchmaker Timex has launched the IQ+ Move fitness tracker, disguised as a regular watch. It can only carry out basic tracking functions, such as distance travelled, number of steps taken and calories burned, and can also track your sleep. Timex... >>

Dell Stack would combine all Windows 10 computing experiences into one mobile device

Dell Stack would combine all Windows 10 computing experiences into one mobile device

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A Venture Beat report from Evan Blass, the often reliable Twitter tipster, has laid out alleged plans for a Dell/Intel partnership to create a Windows 10 ecosystem of products. Windows 10 Mobile review: A new hope? Blass says the two companies started... >>

Seven ways to protect your gadgets from damage

Seven ways to protect your gadgets from damage

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Here are seven ways to protect your gadgets from damage:1. A case in pointRemember the last time you were taking a photo with your phone? Was that the time when, just as you were marvelling at its pleasing smoothness you also realised it was darned slippery... >>