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Dell XPS 15 (2016) review: Pursuing perfection
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Dell XPS 15 (2016) review: Pursuing perfection

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Laptops can usually be split into one of a few different camps. There are chunky gaming laptops that'll give you back-ache, but can handle running The Witcher 3 like no other. There are super-ultra slim laptops with amazing battery life. Or those fancy... >>

What is VR? Virtual reality explained

What is VR? Virtual reality explained

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Virtual reality, or VR, is the latest buzzword in the wonderful world of technology. Don't be fooled into thinking it is a new technology though, it isn't, but that's not to say it isn't something to get excited about. For those who are wondering what... >>

Best tech toys for Christmas 2016: Drones, cameras, smartwatches and more

Best tech toys for Christmas 2016: Drones, cameras, smartwatches and more

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It might seem strange talking about toys your kids will likely want come the end of 2016 already, but each January London plays host to the UK's biggest toy trade fair and that means we get to see upcoming goodies almost 11 months in advance. We spend... >>

BBC Three Online takes over from broadcast on 16 February, here's what's available

BBC Three Online takes over from broadcast on 16 February, here's what's available

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It has been known for more than a year that the BBC planned to change BBC Three from a broadcast channel into a zone on BBC iPlayer, but the BBC Trust would always have the final say. Now it has approved the proposal and the changeover from a broadcast... >>

Ted Baker SS16: Sexy cases, funky headphones

Ted Baker SS16: Sexy cases, funky headphones

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Ted Baker is well known as a clothing brand but pretty dresses and whacky shirts aren't the only thing it dabbles in. It has its fingers in all sorts of pies from bedding and lingerie to crockery and there are a few cases and headphones thrown in... >>

Pay what you want for the Complete 2016 Coder Course bundle

Pay what you want for the Complete 2016 Coder Course bundle

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Learning to code is getting easier by the day, with a wide range of tutorials on app and web development available for the eager learner. But discerning the quality of your instruction can be tricky. Thankfully, Edurila provides widely respected, top-level... >>

Microsoft is making a one-handed iPhone keyboard with a weird fanned-out layout

Microsoft is making a one-handed iPhone keyboard with a weird fanned-out layout

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Microsoft has been working toward porting its Windows Word Flow phone keyboard to iOS, and we're only now starting to hear more about what the new iteration will look like as well as how it will work. Blogger and The Verge have both described the keyboard's... >>

New Apple TV: Here's how to finally get the Apple Podcasts app on your box

New Apple TV: Here's how to finally get the Apple Podcasts app on your box

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You can now use the new Apple TV to listen to people talk for hours. When Apple released its more expensive, more powerful Apple TV late last year, the company for whatever reason didn't ready a new version of its podcast app for the set-top box - which... >>

HTC One smartwatch could launch in April, alongside One M10

HTC One smartwatch could launch in April, alongside One M10

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Sony has a smartwatch, Samsung has a smartwatch, LG has a wristful of smartwatches, as does Huawei, Asus and a number of others. But HTC doesn't, which seems odd.  HTC has been looking to diversify in recent times as its smartphone business struggled... >>

iPhone 5SE photo could show Apple's new iPhone in the flesh

iPhone 5SE photo could show Apple's new iPhone in the flesh

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Talk of a smaller iPhone has been circulating for a long time. With Apple leaving the iPhone 5C untouched through the birth of the iPhone 6 and updated iPhone 6S, the ageing device was dropped from Apple's line-up, leaving the iPhone 5S as the "entry-level"... >>

Windows 10 Mobile review: A new hope?
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Windows 10 Mobile review: A new hope?

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Microsoft made a move into smart, connected, mobile devices that were relatively unchallenged. The early versions of Windows CE drove Pocket PCs, long before the modern smartphone had taken off. Window's life... >>

Audi Q7 e-tron first drive: Electro efficiency

Audi Q7 e-tron first drive: Electro efficiency

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Plug-in electric vehicles are on the rise, with the Audi Q7 e-tron joining the A3 Sportback e-tron and R8 e-tron - taking the German maker's count up to three. There's clearly momentum behind electric, thanks to its efficiency, environmental and fuel-saving... >>

Half-life fan quits job to make sequel, Prospekt due out on Steam in February

Half-life fan quits job to make sequel, Prospekt due out on Steam in February

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Half-life 3 might be one of the most eagerly anticipated game releases of all time. All that pressure could be one of the reasons the game series creator Valve hasn't got round to making it yet. Sick of waiting, one fan has made his own sequel. Richard... >>

Best films to look forward to in 2016: Here are all the top movie trailers

Best films to look forward to in 2016: Here are all the top movie trailers

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The year 2016 is the year of the superhero movie. Many of the biggest blockbusters are set to be focused on super-powered wonderment. Marvel and DC continue their respective expansions of both universes' big screen outings. But that's not to say the... >>

Learn to design for just $39 with this new 9-course bundle

Learn to design for just $39 with this new 9-course bundle

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These are thrilling days in the world of tech, with function and design reaching points of progress we could’ve only dreamed of just a few years ago. Likewise, crafting an intuitive, user-pleasing experience or web-based product is more possible than... >>

Atari packed 100 classic games into new Atari Vault PC bundle headed to Steam

Atari packed 100 classic games into new Atari Vault PC bundle headed to Steam

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Atari diehards are about to lose their minds. The games publisher announced it is rounding up 100 classics into a single title called Atari Vault. It'll release in a few months on Steam for PC gamers. Although we don't know the full list of games, Atari... >>

Apple might debut 4-inch iPhone 5SE in March instead of so-called iPhone 6C

Apple might debut 4-inch iPhone 5SE in March instead of so-called iPhone 6C

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Halt the presses. That iPhone 6C you keep hearing about apparently isn't happening. Apple doesn't plan to release a 4-inch version of the iPhone 6S, according to a new report by 9to5Mac. Instead, it's upgrading the iPhone 5S, which debuted back in 2013.... >>

Best budget smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy for under £250

Best budget smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy for under £250

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The budget smartphone market has really come into its own over the last couple of years, with numerous devices appearing with price tags under £250 and an aim to offer you a good enough smartphone experience that you don't need to splash half a grand... >>

Mini Cooper D Clubman first drive: Retro quirks, now more practical

Mini Cooper D Clubman first drive: Retro quirks, now more practical

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Since the move from nostalgic little British runaround, to baby-BMW, there have been innumerate inceptions of the Mini. The best selling has been the regular Mini Hatch and the weirdest, perhaps, the Clubman.  The Clubman is an oddity, most keenly defined... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Legend, Royal Rumble...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Legend, Royal Rumble...

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The weekend is once again almost upon us and therefore it is time for our regular feature where we present five fine-honed highlights for TV shows and films we suggest you check out on the streaming services. Available across different apps and channels,... >>

Vodafone Smart Ultra 6: The ultimate budget smartphone?
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Vodafone Smart Ultra 6: The ultimate budget smartphone?

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Looking for a budget phone? It's always easy to recommend the latest Moto G — a phone that's simple and just works. However, there are other options out there, one of the very best being the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6. The Ultra 6 costs just £125 and... >>

Best Windows 10 laptops to look forward to in 2016

Best Windows 10 laptops to look forward to in 2016

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Microsoft has gone all in for its Windows 10 operating system. It's even created its own hardware with its first laptop - the Surface Book. Plenty of partners have followed the lead with their own Windows 10 laptops with even more coming soon. That's... >>

Where are all the HTC One M10 leaks?

Where are all the HTC One M10 leaks?

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Mobile World Congress is approaching fast, bringing with it a glut of smartphones for 2016. In years gone by, MWC has been the biggest single launch platform for mobile hardware.  We've already seen a wide range of leaks appearing on a number of devices.... >>

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50

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It's not Black Friday, it's not Cyber Monday, it's not even as if Christmas was that recent anymore yet still amazon is having a sale of sorts. For today only, Friday 22 January, the online retailer is offering £10 off orders placed for over £50. So... >>

Give your gaming controller a retro feel with this great NES-inspired update

Give your gaming controller a retro feel with this great NES-inspired update

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Not all nostalgia is created equal. Nintendo kicked off a cultural obsession with the release of the original NES, with now-iconic games and a simple but perfectly-designed controller layout still beloved to this day. Sure, technology has made enormous... >>