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RIP Motorola and thanks for giving us the first ever mobile phone

RIP Motorola and thanks for giving us the first ever mobile phone

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It's the end of the line for Motorola as the name is set to slip off the face of the earth once and for all. Motorola Mobility, which was bought by Google in 2012 and then Lenovo in 2014, will be phased out in favour of the new "Lenovo by Moto" name.... >>

Microsoft Lumia 650 specs and design are here, could be the last Lumia

Microsoft Lumia 650 specs and design are here, could be the last Lumia

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Microsoft has already confirmed the Lumia 650 is coming and now specs and design have also been disclosed. Despite being a mid-range handset this could be an historic smartphone as it may be the last in the Lumia line before Microsoft hands-off to its... >>

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2016: Lenovo, HP and more

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2016: Lenovo, HP and more

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The Consumer Electronics Show marks the launch, or at least announcement, of thousands of devices and products. These range from activity trackers and smartphones to TVs and laptops, with all sorts in between. This year's show saw several laptops announced... >>

Best headphones and speakers of CES 2016: B&O, Naim, Philips and more

Best headphones and speakers of CES 2016: B&O, Naim, Philips and more

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CES 2016 always has a huge range of audio and visual delights, with headphones and speakers of all shapes and sizing wanting to entertain your ears. We paced the showfloor, picking out some of the most exciting new headphones and speakers coming your... >>

Project Tango hits smartphones, Lenovo and Google announce 3D scanning handset

Project Tango hits smartphones, Lenovo and Google announce 3D scanning handset

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Google's Project Tango, which captures 3D images of the real world and converts them into virtual, is coming to a smartphone made by Lenovo. This is the first time a manufacturer and Google have been linked for a consumer smartphone with Project Tango.... >>

Panasonic DX900 UHD Premium TV preview: Honeycomb-sweet picture quality

Panasonic DX900 UHD Premium TV preview: Honeycomb-sweet picture quality

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In 2016 we're going to see the true potential of 4K content. Not only because the UHD Alliance has set the parameters for UHD Blu-ray and UHD Premium, but because products are getting better and better too, with TVs like the Panasonic DX900 leading the... >>

LG Gram 15 preview: When is a MacBook not a MacBook?

LG Gram 15 preview: When is a MacBook not a MacBook?

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Before CES even started, LG released details on a new version of its Gram laptop that has a massive 15.6-inch screen yet still weighs light as a feather. It also has a greatly reduced bezel around the display, so is barely larger than a 14-inch device.... >>

Worried about the floods? Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak Detector hopes to save your stuff

Worried about the floods? Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak Detector hopes to save your stuff

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Honeywell has launched a Wi-Fi enabled leak and freeze detector that can notify you via your smartphone if it detects water in the room it is installed. The seemingly boring looking white box can work on its own without any bigger smarthome system (like... >>

HP Spectre x360 (2016) preview: OLED ace might be the best looking laptop ever

HP Spectre x360 (2016) preview: OLED ace might be the best looking laptop ever

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The original Spectre x360 saw HP assert its strengths in the laptop market. It was, and is, one great looking, great functioning laptop. For 2016 it's gone one better for the refresh by incorporating a 13.3-inch OLED panel into the design. And boy does... >>

Kuai earphones track heart rate, movement, store music, connect to ANT+ and coach, all minus a phone

Kuai earphones track heart rate, movement, store music, connect to ANT+ and coach, all minus a phone

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The Holy Grail of sports tracking may have landed with the Kuai earphones. Unlike other offerings so far this offers everything in one package, without the need to carry a phone. We've already seen heart rate monitoring headphones, earphones that store... >>

LG V10 smartphone coming to the UK: Here are our first impressions

LG V10 smartphone coming to the UK: Here are our first impressions

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When LG announced the LG G4-beating V10 smartphone in October last year it didn't have any plans to introduce it to the UK. However, those plans have changed and it is now heading to Britain to give a super-sized alternative to the company's current flagship... >>

New Balance outlines Android Wear running watch plans

New Balance outlines Android Wear running watch plans

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New Balance has confirmed that it is embracing digital technology, with plans to launch a consumer running watch during 2016. Announcing a new Digital Sport division, the company has outlined that it wants to create a digital platform for runners, covering... >>

What is 4K UHD? Ultra-High Definition explained, and why it matters for your next TV

What is 4K UHD? Ultra-High Definition explained, and why it matters for your next TV

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The term Ultra-High Definition - also known as Ultra HD or UHD - has been kicking around for a couple of years now. But what does it actually mean and why does it matter if you're looking to buy a new TV? Just as we've got used to the "Full HD" term,... >>

These are the first 4K UHD Blu-rays with HDR and Dolby Atmos you can buy

These are the first 4K UHD Blu-rays with HDR and Dolby Atmos you can buy

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The year of 4K UHD Blu-ray is here in 2016 and it's bringing High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos too. Finally those 4K TVs that were bought in the Christmas sales can really get some use with enhanced picture vibrancy, colours and contras from this new... >>

Best smartwatches and wearables of CES 2016: Fitbit, Garmin, Huawei and more

Best smartwatches and wearables of CES 2016: Fitbit, Garmin, Huawei and more

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Wearables have come into their own over the last year with 2015 seeing some great products announced from Tag Heuer and Apple's smartwatches to Fitbit and Jawbone's activity trackers. If you thought this area of tech was just a fad, you better think... >>

CES 2016: The tech announcements that matter

CES 2016: The tech announcements that matter

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It's 2016 and the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas starts the year with a bang. It's a chance for manufacturers large and small to show off their innovations for the coming year, bringing the latest consumer technologies to Nevada's desert... >>

Best drones of CES 2016: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

Best drones of CES 2016: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

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Drones may once have been a term associated with mindless machines and flying kill-bots, but now its fast becoming about fun. Quadcopters equipped with cameras are growing more and more popular. From the likes of DJI to Parrot, every drone manufacturer... >>

Ehang 184 drone will fly you anywhere, no pilot needed

Ehang 184 drone will fly you anywhere, no pilot needed

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There are drones and then there are drones that can fly people, well there's only one actually, the Ehang 184. Shown off at CES 2016 in Las Vegas the quadcopter is built large enough to carry a human passenger, with no controls or pilot. The Ehang 184,... >>

Volkswagen e-Golf Touch preview: Hello Volkswagen

Volkswagen e-Golf Touch preview: Hello Volkswagen

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The VW e-Golf Touch isn't exactly a new car as much as a new interface. There was a brief leak of this system back in early December, so it wasn't a surprise to see Volkswagen equip a Golf (just the electric version for now) with its 12.3-inch TFT cluster... >>

LG Signature OLED TV preview: Stunning, simply stunning

LG Signature OLED TV preview: Stunning, simply stunning

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There are plenty of truly beautiful, amazing televisions on display at this year's CES trade show - we are truly being spoiled and 2016 seems like it will be an amazing year for TVs. One of the very best will be LG's top-of-the-line OLED TV if our viewing... >>

This is the Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator that is rocking CES 2016

This is the Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator that is rocking CES 2016

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If you asked, as we have, many of the attendees at this year's CES what their favourite product on show was, you might be surprised by just how many put forward a fridge. But Samsung has created quite a buzz with its smart kitchen appliance and rightly... >>

Martian made a hybrid smartwatch for women: Here's the Kindred vip

Martian made a hybrid smartwatch for women: Here's the Kindred vip

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Martian Watches is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas showing off a couple new watches, including something described as a hybrid smartwatch for women. The watch is the Kindred vip. It has a round watch face with a diameter of 38mm set in a stainless steel case.... >>

Martian's mVoice watch lets you issue voice commands through your phone

Martian's mVoice watch lets you issue voice commands through your phone

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Apart from the new hybrid smartwatch for women, Martian Watch is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas unveiling its mVoice collection of men's watches. The watches featured an “always-on” analog design and of course smart features. But the stand-out thing about... >>

Meccano Meccanoids multiply, now come in various shapes and sizes

Meccano Meccanoids multiply, now come in various shapes and sizes

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Meccano has expanded on its Meccano robot launched in 2015, with a range of Meccanoids for 2016. Revealed at CES in Las Vegas, the range will feature three pot sized robots, a giant T-Rex dinosaur and two child sized droids that you have to build yourself.... >>

Samsung Gear S2 iPhone compatibility release date revealed

Samsung Gear S2 iPhone compatibility release date revealed

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During its CES 2016 press conference, Samsung revealed that it is making its Gear S2 smartwatch compatible with iPhone. Now it has also confirmed to Pocket-lint exactly when that will happen. And it's sooner than you think. We spoke to Samsung's Kyle... >>