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You can now pick up Sonos speakers from an Apple Store

You can now pick up Sonos speakers from an Apple Store

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When you think music you more often than not think of the iPod and Apple, and when you think of multi-room you think Sonos. They’re two brands that dominate their market. And now they’ve formed a tight bond, as Sonos has announced its speakers are... >>

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Premiere vs Roku Premiere+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Premiere vs Roku Premiere+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

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Roku recently announced a change to its portfolio of streaming boxes. Five new devices replace the old numbered players from the entry-level Roku Express and Roku Express+ to the 4K HDR-compatible Roku Ultra. The recently updated Roku streaming stick... >>

Bush Spira E3X review: The £200 Argos phone looking to topple Moto G

Bush Spira E3X review: The £200 Argos phone looking to topple Moto G

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Own-brand smartphones are a cheap way of getting a handset without the commitment of a contract - you simply buy and go with whichever carrier you fancy. Which is why the £199 of the Bush Spira E3X - which is effectively an “Argos phone” in the UK,... >>

OnePlus 3 will be sold by O2 from 29 September

OnePlus 3 will be sold by O2 from 29 September

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In a surprise announcement, O2 has confirmed that it will be selling the OnePlus 3, making it the first UK network to offer OnePlus devices directly. OnePlus has been shaking up the smartphone world, offering quality devices with flagship specs and design,... >>

Amazing Google Pixel leak shows-off pure Android design

Amazing Google Pixel leak shows-off pure Android design

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With Google planning something of a mega launch party on 4 October, there has been no shortage to leaks and rumours approaching launch day. Amongst the most hotly-anticipated devices are the new Pixel handsets, stepping in to replace the Nexus devices... >>

Snapchat Spectacles: How do they work and when can you get them?

Snapchat Spectacles: How do they work and when can you get them?

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

Blue Microphones announces the Raspberry, the funkiest mic to use on the move

Blue Microphones announces the Raspberry, the funkiest mic to use on the move

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Blue Microphones has announced its latest addition to its collection of microphones, called the Raspberry. Designed with a compact form, it retains much of the character of Blue mics, with an interesting design, but has been designed with portability... >>

Google Andromeda OS: What is it and which devices will it power?

Google Andromeda OS: What is it and which devices will it power?

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Android and Chrome OS are about to majorly change, according to new reports. Google is rumoured to be developing a new laptop that might fall under the "Pixel" brand name - just like the company's upcoming Pixel flagship phones, but the most remarkable... >>

Google 4K Chromecast Ultra: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Google 4K Chromecast Ultra: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Google's Chromecast is going 4K. It's been a year since Google updated Chromecast by releasing Chromecast 2 with a new design, improved internals, and a refreshed app. The Mountain View, CA-based company has likely been developing a third-generation model... >>

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like

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A new leak has revealed the design of Google's upcoming Chromecast Ultra. VentureBeat posted renders of a new Chromecast device. Google is rumoured to have developed a Chromecast capable of streaming in 4K resolution for the arrival of 4K televisions... >>

Google ‘Pixel 3’ laptop running Andromeda OS planned for 2017

Google ‘Pixel 3’ laptop running Andromeda OS planned for 2017

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Google could launch its first ever laptop towards the end of 2017, at least that’s according to sources speaking to Android Police. The laptop will also be the first device to come running Google’s new Andromeda operating system. The project is known... >>

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

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We've been fans of Plex for years, the way it organises our media files, fetches metadata and basically sets up our home streaming network to be as comprehensive, yet graphically rich and simple to use as Netflix or Amazon Video. However, unless you have... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs leak; 30MP camera, Snapdragon 830 processor and built-in projector

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs leak; 30MP camera, Snapdragon 830 processor and built-in projector

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone is expected to be revealed until at least Mobile World Congress in February 2017 but given the recent fiasco surrounding overheating and exploding Galaxy Note 7s, Samsung could be keen to regain consumer confidence. If... >>

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

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Roku has officially confirmed that it is replacing all the set-to-boxes in its line-up with all-new devices. As rumoured over the last couple of weeks, there are five new Roku boxes, which start at just $29.99 for an entry-level device, going up to £129.99... >>

Sofas are now getting smart and can be controlled with ROM’s Aladin app

Sofas are now getting smart and can be controlled with ROM’s Aladin app

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Our homes are getting smarter and smarter by the day, we’ve seen smart plugs, smart coffee machines and smart thermostats. One area we thought perhaps couldn’t be made smart though is the sofa. British sofa company ROM has different ideas though and... >>

Eve Energy lets you control any mains-powered device by talking to Siri

Eve Energy lets you control any mains-powered device by talking to Siri

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The Elgato Eve Energy is the company’s latest product in the Eve family of products that work with Apple’s HomeKit connected platform and lays claim to being the world’s first HomeKit-enabled switch and can control any mains-powered device. Apple... >>

Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here
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Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here

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Our first dalliances with virtual reality (VR) were with Virtuality, a system created by W. Industries back in the early 90s, and it blew our minds at the time. The graphics were basic and blurry, the headsets cumbersome and heavy, and a session with... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 nominations: Best tech and games of the year in pictures

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 nominations: Best tech and games of the year in pictures

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At the end of each year, we look back at the last 12 months worth of reviews on Pocket-lint and choose the very best tech and games products we've had the pleasure of trying out in that time. We then put them forward as potential candidates for nomination... >>

Snapchat changes name, drops the "chat" and launches first bonkers hardware, Spectacles

Snapchat changes name, drops the "chat" and launches first bonkers hardware, Spectacles

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Snapchat is going through a period of change, first, it has shortened its name to Snap Inc. and now it’s released its first retail product, Spectacles. The name change is because of the new product, until the new glasses, Snapchat’s only product was... >>

Audi TT RS review: A serious upgrade, with serious performance
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Audi TT RS review: A serious upgrade, with serious performance

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Of all the Renn Sport models that Audi makes, the TT RS perhaps makes the most sense. At its basic level, the Audi TT is a sports car lite. That dropping roof and low-slung stance point to a sporty little coupé or roadster, even when it's a front-wheel... >>

Ford Focus RS first drive: The B-road baller

Ford Focus RS first drive: The B-road baller

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When was the last time you truly felt alive? Today more than ever, it is perhaps the experiences we have - and the moments when we feel a sense of risk, jeopardy, fear, exhilaration or just sheer joy - that make us truly wide-eyed. Which brings us to... >>

Get a lifetime of uncensored web streaming with SimpleTelly (74 per cent off)

Get a lifetime of uncensored web streaming with SimpleTelly (74 per cent off)

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If you’re willing to pay premium for web streaming content, it’s only fair that you should be able to access it anywhere. Unfortunately, with many streaming sites locked down by geo-restrictions, viewing your favorite shows abroad can be a hassle.... >>

The FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones deliver top audio you can take anywhere (18 per cent off)

The FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones deliver top audio you can take anywhere (18 per cent off)

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We choose headphones for their comfortable frames, but their bulk makes them difficult to pack on the move. Fortunately, the FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones are here, and they make toting your listening gear around much easier. For a limited time, Pocket-lint... >>

Xbox One controller will soon support Samsung Gear VR headset

Xbox One controller will soon support Samsung Gear VR headset

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Microsoft is embracing Samsung. Sort of. Microsoft has said it will bring Xbox Wireless tech to PCs and other gaming accessories - and that includes Xbox Wireless Controller support for Samsung Gear VR. The Redmond, WA-based company, which is developing... >>

Google Home speaker will likely cost a lot less than Amazon Echo

Google Home speaker will likely cost a lot less than Amazon Echo

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Google is going to take on Amazon Echo in two weeks when it unveils a similar, voice-activated speaker that costs significantly less. According to Android Police, the Mountain View, CA-based company plans to launch a speaker called Google Home during... >>