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What is Wi-Fi HaLow and why does it matter?

What is Wi-Fi HaLow and why does it matter?

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There's a new wireless networking protocol in town and it comes to bring connectivity to the Internet of Things. Say hello to IEEE 802.11ah, or Wi-Fi HaLow to its friends. Wi-Fi HaLow is the latest specification from the Wi-Fi Alliance looking to expand... >>

Acer Iconia One 8: Super-cheap Android tablet for children and newbs

Acer Iconia One 8: Super-cheap Android tablet for children and newbs

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Acer has unveiled a new tablet at CES in Las Vegas this year which aims to rock the affordable tablet world with its compact 8-inch form. Meet the Acer Iconia One 8. The Iconia One 8 is aimed at families meaning it's nice and simple for children and beginners... >>

Acer Liquid Jade Primo: Your non-Lumia Windows 10 smartphone

Acer Liquid Jade Primo: Your non-Lumia Windows 10 smartphone

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The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is your first non-Lumia option for Windows 10 phone, if you want something other than Microsoft's home grown device. The Acer Liquid Jade Primo was first shown off at IFA 2015, where it was initially revealed with a Continuum... >>

Nvidia 'GeForce GTX VR Ready' marking to verify PCs capable of virtual reality

Nvidia 'GeForce GTX VR Ready' marking to verify PCs capable of virtual reality

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Nvidia has announced from CES in Las Vegas that it will be spearheading a programme designed to make it more obvious which machines are virtual reality ready for gaming. PC and notebook makers as well as graphics card manufacturers are in on the scheme... >>

Mark Zuckerberg plans to make Iron Man’s Jarvis AI a reality in 2016

Mark Zuckerberg plans to make Iron Man’s Jarvis AI a reality in 2016

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Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he plans to create a home artificial intelligence system. Zuck made the announcement on Facebook, of course, where he said the home AI is going to be a bit like Iron's Man's Jarvis. Apart from letting... >>

LG 98-inch 8K Super UHD TV is aimed at 2016, 4K options for mere mortals

LG 98-inch 8K Super UHD TV is aimed at 2016, 4K options for mere mortals

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LG has pulled the covers off some of its TV plans for the year at CES 2016, with a number of notable highlights, including its first production-ready 8K TV. LG confirmed that it's still committed to OLED, but will continue a two-pronged strategy, offering... >>

Samsung adds Dolby Atmos overhead sound to a soundbar

Samsung adds Dolby Atmos overhead sound to a soundbar

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For the first time Samsung has added Dolby Atmos to a soundbar in its range of audio systems for the home. Samsung has announced the HW-K950 Soundbar in time for CES 2016 where the new system will be shown off. We say system as, yes, you guess it, this... >>

Lenovo makes modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet: Add-on battery, projector, 3D scanner and more

Lenovo makes modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet: Add-on battery, projector, 3D scanner and more

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Just when you thought tablets were reaching the end of ways to find innovation, along comes Lenovo with a new modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet. Modular means this tablet is able to use attachments to enhance the way it performs. While it will work as a tablet... >>

Best smartwatches 2016: The best smart wristwear available to buy today

Best smartwatches 2016: The best smart wristwear available to buy today

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Smartwatches used to be gadgets only James Bond would have access to, but that's no longer the case. These wrist-worn phone companions that can receive calls, texts, emails and social network notifications have been whipping the wearables sector into... >>

Best budgeting apps: 7 apps to take control of your finances

Best budgeting apps: 7 apps to take control of your finances

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Keeping track of finances can be a tricky thing to do, especially if you have more than one account or any kind of credit or store card. Money comes in, money goes out and there is the classic saying, the more you earn the more you spend. Even if you... >>

Best dieting apps: 9 apps to help you lose weight

Best dieting apps: 9 apps to help you lose weight

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January is here which means you'll probably have started drawing up a long list of New Year's resolutions that you have every determination of sticking to. There might be a certain place or activity on there, mixed in with a few other things like... >>

Best Android Wear smartwatch: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

Best Android Wear smartwatch: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

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Android Wear launched in 2014 with three hero smartwatches - the Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. These three watches are now pretty much obsolete, taken over by fancier models that are far more appealing, far better looking... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Kingsman, Straight Outta Compton...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Kingsman, Straight Outta Compton...

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Happy new year! Christmas is well and truly over and we enter a new year full of hope and ambition. However, we also still have half a box of Quality Street left and a Tupperware box of turkey bits that have definitely seen better days but is still edible.... >>

New Year, new you: 7 tech resolutions for 2016

New Year, new you: 7 tech resolutions for 2016

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The clock has struck and another year has begun. You have probably made all sorts of resolutions - quit smoking, drink less, go out more, spend less, etc. While some of those are more manageable than others, we have rounded up seven tech resolutions... >>

Best fitness apps: 9 apps to get you moving in 2016

Best fitness apps: 9 apps to get you moving in 2016

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New year, new you. Make of that what you will, but if it is getting fit with the help of your trusty smartphone then you've come to the right place. We have rounded up some of the best fitness apps out there, some free and some paid, to help you get moving... >>

Add 32GB of space to your iOS device with iSafe Drive Lite

Add 32GB of space to your iOS device with iSafe Drive Lite

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iPhone storage space limitations is becoming a real issue. That's especially true as apps, music and other data eats up increasingly more space over time. A cloud-free solution has finally been found in iSafe Drive Lite, which offers an extra 32GB of... >>

Square's Final Fantasy IX is coming to PC, iOS, and Android in 2016

Square's Final Fantasy IX is coming to PC, iOS, and Android in 2016

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Square Enix has announced in Japan that one of its most beloved role-playing classics of the early 2000s will soon be playable on both mobile devices and PCs. It's updating Final Fantasy IX for the modern era. The company said we can expect it to arrive... >>

Don't expect to buy those Oculus Touch controllers for a while

Don't expect to buy those Oculus Touch controllers for a while

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR has just announced that its handheld motion controllers for the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset have been delayed until the second half of 2016. The controllers, dubbed Oculus Touch, were first unveiled last summer and expected... >>

New Year Playlist: Tips for making the ultimate streaming playlist using Spotify, Apple Music, and more

New Year Playlist: Tips for making the ultimate streaming playlist using Spotify, Apple Music, and more

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It's that time of year when rocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party has ended and we prepare for another bash to bring in the New Year. You may already be getting a little sick of the constant Christmas repeats. And is it cool to keep... >>

Best extreme sports videos that will wow you: Hoverboard, wave-surfing dirt bike and more

Best extreme sports videos that will wow you: Hoverboard, wave-surfing dirt bike and more

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Since off-piste skiers strapped massive video cameras to their heads in the eighties to fly down Chamonix mountains, the thirst for extreme sports has deepened. When the GoPro arrived, this was taken to the next level. Now nearly every extreme sporting... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast 2 and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast 2 and more

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Apple has finally, after three years, released a replacement Apple TV set-top-box and there has been a lot of interest from multiple sectors of the entertainment industry. Amazon too has recently replaced its successful Fire TV box with a new model.... >>

Google Chromecast tips: Ten ways to enhance your streaming experience

Google Chromecast tips: Ten ways to enhance your streaming experience

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You're probably reading this because you own a Chromecast but don't know what to do with it beyond casting YouTube or Netflix videos from your device to a TV. Well, just know you're not alone - and Pocket-lint is here to help. Google released the Chromecast... >>

Sony A7 II review: Mostly alpha, some beta
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Sony A7 II review: Mostly alpha, some beta

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The very first full-frame compact system camera, the Alpha A7, was such an out-there trend setter that it nabbed the Pocket-lint Awards gong for best system camera back in 2014. Fast-forward a couple of years and, as we tread into 2016, the latest-generation... >>

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

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Instagram is more than just a place for Kim K selfies and food porn. It's also a place where talented photographers from all over the world share their creativity. Instagram actually doubles as their portfolio, a showcase of professional-quality photos... >>

Get protected, unrestricted browsing for life with Tiger VPN Lite

Get protected, unrestricted browsing for life with Tiger VPN Lite

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A virtual private network (VPN) is essential in today’s hacker-heavy digital culture. If you want to protect your private information from hackers and browse online securely (even while using public Wi-Fi) wherever you are in the world, your timing... >>