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Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it

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So, you finally caved and bought a Chromecast.It's not exactly a big splurge, but some of you may have been putting it off because it seems complicated to figure out and set up. Well, that isn't the case. The whole purpose of Google's HDMI dongle is that... >>

Monster Elements review: Bass by the bucket load
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Monster Elements review: Bass by the bucket load

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In a world where headphones are worn almost like jewellery, rather than be fine examples of craftsmanship and audio balance, it's no surprise to see brands like Monster take advantage.The company's latest wireless offering, the Elements over-ear, is so... >>

Alpha 1S robot review: The dancing robot that offers lots more

Alpha 1S robot review: The dancing robot that offers lots more

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Alpha 1S is the latest robot to enter the Pocket-lint office and it's one that hopes to win our hearts with its dancing prowess.But is this an expensive toy for execs or something you can use to not only entertain the kids, but also educate them as well?... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content having launched throughout 2016 and some still to come.There has been a buzz around virtual reality (VR) for the past few years. Some of this has come from the lengthy... >>

Samsung on its knees begging LG for phone batteries

Samsung on its knees begging LG for phone batteries

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Samsung could be turning to LG for help in supplying batteries for the Galaxy S8, following the number of exploding Galaxy Note 7s. Samsung's ill-fated phablet was barely on sale a month before production was stopped following a high number of overheating... >>

What is HBO Go and how do you watch it?

What is HBO Go and how do you watch it?

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Everyone knows what HBO is... but it can get confusing when people start talking about HBO Go.But it's really not that complicated. To help you understand what HBO Go is and how to use it, Pocket-lint has explained everything you need to know about the... >>

New Razer Blade Pro laptop has a 4K touchscreen, mechanical keyboard

New Razer Blade Pro laptop has a 4K touchscreen, mechanical keyboard

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Razer has introduced a new 17.3-inch Razer Blade Pro gaming laptop.Billed as a "desktop inside your laptop", the 2016 Blade Pro packs a 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 desktop card, PCIe M.2 SSD (from 512GB... >>

Nintendo Switch games: The games revealed so far and what we'd like to see

Nintendo Switch games: The games revealed so far and what we'd like to see

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Nintendo has finally revealed its new games console and it is the hottest topic in town.The Nintendo Switch (formerly Nintendo NX) comprises a tablet-style device and a docking station, so you can play the same games on your TV at home and when out and... >>

Google Pixel XL vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: What's the difference?

Google Pixel XL vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: What's the difference?

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Google's Pixel and Pixel XL are now available, adding another premium smartphone to the choice of big phones out there.The Pixel XL offers flagship specs and a premium design, putting it in the same boat as the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and the now-defunct... >>

Apple Pay was used to buy an £825,000 Aston Martin DB5

Apple Pay was used to buy an £825,000 Aston Martin DB5

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A private collector has paid £825,000 for an Aston Martin DB5 through the social media platform, Vero. The car was sold through international auctioneers Coys of Kesington, and was one of four classic cars available to buy. The winner of the auction... >>

Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer is amazing, watch it here

Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer is amazing, watch it here

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Rockstar has posted the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 and it looks absolutely stunning.Sadly, there's not much to it - just a minute of scene setting - but even that is enough to get us wanting more. Much more.You can watch it below yourself.Its... >>

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2016, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop.We continually update... >>

Android Nougat: How to get Android 7.1 on your phone right now

Android Nougat: How to get Android 7.1 on your phone right now

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Google has a developer preview of the next version update of Android, Nougat 7.1, available for Nexus devices.Google typically announces the next Android preview during its Google I/O developer conference held annually in May. This year - for the first... >>

Marantz's SR7011 is a do-it-all AV receiver powerhouse

Marantz's SR7011 is a do-it-all AV receiver powerhouse

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Marantz has just announced its flagship home cinema amplifier for 2016, the SR7011 and it can do pretty much anything you'd want from an AV receiver. It will handle Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D object-based surround sound formats and delivers sound through... >>

Nintendo NX is called... Nintendo Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer

Nintendo NX is called... Nintendo Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer

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Nintendo has posted its preview trailer for its new console and revealed that it will be called the Nintendo Switch.Like many suggested, the new console is a tablet like device that can be placed into a docking station connected to a TV or taken out and... >>

Amazon Echo Dot now shipping, get Alexa voice control for just £50

Amazon Echo Dot now shipping, get Alexa voice control for just £50

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Amazon unveiled the Echo Dot alongside the full Amazon Echo at a launch event in London a few weeks ago, but its release was staggered. The full speaker version was made available first, but now the smaller, cheaper Alexa-based hardware is available too.The... >>

What is Spotify and how does it work?

What is Spotify and how does it work?

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Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world.Spotify is immediately appealing because you can access content for free by simply signing up using an email address... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 alternatives: Best super-sized smartphones that won't explode

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 alternatives: Best super-sized smartphones that won't explode

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Could things get any worse for Samsung, at least its smartphone division?Right now, you'd have to say no. Not only did it have to issue a mass recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones globally, due to some handsets catching fire or even exploding, replacement... >>

Best Headphones 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Headphones 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 13th year and as usual, we have been delivering a series of features of the nominees within each of the 14 categories. Each feature offers a little bit about why we love each of the shortlisted... >>

These stunning drone photos kick off 400ft Britain competition, can you do better?

These stunning drone photos kick off 400ft Britain competition, can you do better?

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VisitEngland and the Civil Aviation Authority have teamed for a photography competition to find the best aerial shots of the British countryside.Drone pilots are encouraged to take to the UK skies and grab amazing images of what makes Britain great, and... >>

Amazon has now made it easier to buy your favourite Kickstarter products

Amazon has now made it easier to buy your favourite Kickstarter products

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Amazon has introduced a new Kickstarter Collection section as part of its Launchpad platform for startups to sell their products and get them noticed. The programme works with capital firms, startup accelerators and crowd-funding platforms such as Kickstarter... >>

Google Pixel vs Apple iPhone 7: Which should you choose?

Google Pixel vs Apple iPhone 7: Which should you choose?

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Google's Pixel and Pixel XL replace the Nexus line-up with a couple of premium and desirable devices running pure Android.The Pixel is the smaller of the two smartphones and its price tag puts it in iPhone territory. The question is, how does it compare... >>

Denon Heos HS2 review: A true Sonos competitor
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Denon Heos HS2 review: A true Sonos competitor

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We had no problems recommending the original Denon Heos multi-room speaker range, but a couple of minor gripes stopped it from true five-star performance. The follow-up, rebooted Heos HS2 range goes all out, offering hi-res streaming support and Bluetooth... >>

Google Pixel tips: First things to do with your new Google superphone

Google Pixel tips: First things to do with your new Google superphone

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Google's phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL are now available. Designed by Google, these phones promise to give you a premium Android experience, with a number of exclusive features and bags of refinement.There are simple things you might want to do right... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: When and where can I get them?

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: When and where can I get them?

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Google officially took the wraps of its new pure Android smartphones at the beginning of October - the Pixel and Pixel XL. The devices replace the Nexus range and bring with them a premium design, flagship specs and simple "G" branding.The Pixel offers... >>