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Sony Xperia XR vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the rumoured difference?

Sony Xperia XR vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the rumoured difference?

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The next Sony Xperia flagship is expected to be announced at the beginning of September at consumer electronics show IFA. It has leaked several times over the last couple of months as both the Xperia XR and the Xperia F8331, but we are going to call it... >>

Forza Horizon 3 preview: Shaping up to be the best Forza yet

Forza Horizon 3 preview: Shaping up to be the best Forza yet

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When we got to play Forza Horizon 3 at E3 in June we were already impressed by its scale and graphical flair, even though it was running on a 28-inch TV. Now, at Gamescom, we've also seen it running on a 55-inch screen via an Xbox One S with HDR support,... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to mastering your Note

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to mastering your Note

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If you thought the Galaxy S7 was going to be the top smartphone of 2016, then think again, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 wants to be top dog.  In typical Samsung style, this superphone is absolutely stuffed full of features, options and settings. You'll... >>

Mini John Cooper Works review: Mini by name, maxed-out by nature
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Mini John Cooper Works review: Mini by name, maxed-out by nature

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The Cooper Car company was founded in Surbiton in 1947. Charles Cooper and his son John began building racing cars that eventually changed the face of F1. In 1961, John Cooper conceived the first faster-and-tuned Mini, which dominated rallying in the... >>

Best SIM-only plans available in the UK

Best SIM-only plans available in the UK

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Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 to launch on 31 August, going head-to-head with Samsung Gear S3

Asus ZenWatch 3 to launch on 31 August, going head-to-head with Samsung Gear S3

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In the world of wearables, 31 August is going to be a busy day. First of all Samsung pinned a date on its next Gear launch and now Asus has joined the fray, tweeting that it will also be lining up a launch on 31 August, just a few days before IFA 2016... >>

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future

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It's almost 34-degrees Celsius and we're standing at the edge of a rickety karting circuit that's located around 50-miles outside the centre of Rio de Janeiro. No, this isn't the Olympics, this is our real-world induction to the Nissan BladeGlider. The... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders open: £699 SIM free and more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders open: £699 SIM free and more

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The time has come to get your pre-order in for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the phone tipped to be one of the hottest that 2016 has on offer.  With the UK missing out on the Note 5, there are plenty of people eagerly awaiting the arrival of Samsung's latest.... >>

Pizza Hut in UK made a playable DJ pizza box and will give them out

Pizza Hut in UK made a playable DJ pizza box and will give them out

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Pizza Hut's latest marketing gimmick in the UK is pretty awesome - and techy. The pizza chain has introduced the "world's first playable DJ pizza box". It's a real-life cardboard pizza box that turns into a touch-sensitive deck, complete with a mixer... >>

This smart stud finder works with your phone to do 3D-image sensing

This smart stud finder works with your phone to do 3D-image sensing

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There's a new stud finder available that's unlike any typical stud finder you can buy from a local hardware store. It uses Vayyar Imaging’s 3D-image sensor technology, but it's super easy to use. Simply get your hands on the Walabot DIY stud finder,... >>

Android N Nougat: How to enable and use split-screen mode

Android N Nougat: How to enable and use split-screen mode

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While some Android phones have had split screen multitasking for a while, Android N, or Nougat, is the first to have it built in to the OS. Once Android 7.0 Nougat starts its rollout, every phone with the software installed will be able to take advantage,... >>

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

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Those who thought tablets would kill the eBook reader market have had to eat their words over the last year or so. Not only are they still going strong, we are still treated to new innovations in the tech. The Amazon Kindle Oasis came out earlier this... >>

Leak shows Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 in stunning detail

Leak shows Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 in stunning detail

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A new high-quality leak has shown off the unreleased Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2. The images were published by TechnoBuffalo, and show the upcoming wearables in superb detail.  The most interesting of the two new fitness-focused wearables is the Charge... >>

Nikon D3400 updates entry-level DSLR with Bluetooth, for instant smartphone sharing

Nikon D3400 updates entry-level DSLR with Bluetooth, for instant smartphone sharing

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Nikon has announced the Nikon D3400 DSLR, updating the existing Nikon D3300 with additional connectivity options to make it more attractive to those shooting on the move.  With traditional cameras under threat from the convenience of smartphones, Nikon's... >>

HP Spectre 13 review: Supreme quality design
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HP Spectre 13 review: Supreme quality design

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Look at the high-end, stylish Windows laptops released over the last five years and you'll see quite a lot that look a bit like a MacBook of one kind or another. The HP Spectre 13 is a concerted attempt to make something that looks about as far from a... >>

What is Intel Project Alloy? The wire-free VR headset explained

What is Intel Project Alloy? The wire-free VR headset explained

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Virtual reality is a big deal, but delving into the virtual world typically requires a tethered-to-PC solution. That's where Intel Project Alloy does things differently: this all-in-one VR headset is designed without wires, with all its computational... >>

Upgrade your smartphone camera with this Universal 3-in-1 Lens Kit (58 per cent off)

Upgrade your smartphone camera with this Universal 3-in-1 Lens Kit (58 per cent off)

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The smartphone era has made professional-grade images possible, with built-in cameras that improve more and more with each new model. With the Universal 3-in-1 Lens Kit for Smartphones and Tablets, you can give your smartphone camera super powers, as... >>

How to get the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolling out now

How to get the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolling out now

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Microsoft released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 PCs earlier this month, and at the time, it said the update would arrive for Windows 10 mobile devices "in the coming weeks". The update is now rolling out. Microsoft confirmed on 16 August that... >>

EE's new pay monthly handset plans include one for roaming abroad

EE's new pay monthly handset plans include one for roaming abroad

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EE has launched a three-tier handset plan pricing structure, with the purpose of offering customers more choice and flexibility, it said. The three tiers include the 4GEE Essentials handset plan, the 4GEE handset plan, and the new 4GEE Max handset plan,... >>

Windows 10 introduces holographic apps for all, coming 2017

Windows 10 introduces holographic apps for all, coming 2017

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It's barely been a minute since Windows 10 Anniversary Edition arrived, but now Microsoft is looking ahead to its next W10 feature update: holographic apps. Announced at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), executive vice president for Windows and devices,... >>

Google Duo video calling app: How does it work and is it free to use?

Google Duo video calling app: How does it work and is it free to use?

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Google is going after FaceTime and WhatsApp and other video-calling apps with its own solution called Duo. Duo is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video calls. It relies on your number, lets you reach people in your phone’s contacts list, offers end-to-end... >>

Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB release date confirmed, consoles now on pre-order

Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB release date confirmed, consoles now on pre-order

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Xbox has kicked off Gamescom in Germany with an announcement that we were expecting - the opening of pre-orders on the smaller capacity Xbox One S consoles. There's a catch however. This isn't just the straight console, it's the Xbox One S with FIFA 17... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The coolest thing you'll find in the box isn't the phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The coolest thing you'll find in the box isn't the phone

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is probably one of the hottest phones in 2016. Announced a few weeks ago, the Note 7 is now on pre-order, hitting shelves on 2 September. We've unboxed the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and some of the best bits of this phone are lurking... >>

Google Duo, insanely simple video calling app for Android and iPhone now available

Google Duo, insanely simple video calling app for Android and iPhone now available

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Google has announced that its new FaceTime and Skype competitor, Duo, is available to download. With Duo, the aim is to make video calling as easy and reliable as possible. No complicated sign up procedure, no remembering usernames and no unintuitive... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the difference?

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Samsung's next Galaxy Note device has been revealed at an event in New York, adding another smartphone to the company's 2016 flagship portfolio. By default, the next Note should be called the Note 6 but Samsung skipped a digit and headed straight for... >>