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Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Samsung has already announced two flagship smartphones this year but chances are that won't be the last we hear from the company and its smartphone arm before 2016 is out. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge both debuted at Mobile World Congress in March,... >>

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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The Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus launched in September 2015, followed by the smaller iPhone SE in March 2016. Rumours started circulating around the Cupertino company's next bigger smartphones long before the iPhone SE hit shelves though. Every year,... >>

BlackBerry DTEK50 vs BlackBerry Priv: What's the difference?

BlackBerry DTEK50 vs BlackBerry Priv: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry is said to be announcing three smartphones over the next 12 months, the first of which has debuted as "the world's most secure Android smartphone". The device was codenamed Hamburg and Neon in rumours leading up to its announcement, but... >>

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G4 vs G4 Plus vs G4 Play: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G4 vs G4 Plus vs G4 Play: What's the difference?

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Motorola has announced several smartphones this year, including a new Moto Z range, a refreshed Moto G range comprising three devices alone and an updated Moto E. The Moto G range and Moto E both sit within the budget end of the market, but with four... >>

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto E (2015): What's the difference?

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto E (2015): What's the difference?

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched several phones this year, hitting a range of price points. The Moto Z aims for the higher end of the market, the Moto G falls towards to lower end of the mid-range, while the latest Moto E continues to fulfill the budget... >>

Next Nexus (2016): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Next Nexus (2016): Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Google's Nexus programme gives birth to a pure Android smartphone every year, sometimes two. The idea behind the Nexus is to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. It's given rise to some great devices... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung will be announcing its next Galaxy Note device on 2 August at an event in New York. By default, the new smartphone should be called the Note 6, but Samsung has said it will be jumping a digit in order to align the Note with its current 2016 flagships.... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the rumoured difference?

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Apple's new iPhones - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - are due to launch in the next few months, with most placing their bets on a September announcement. Rumours of the two devices, as well as a third, have been circulating around the rumour mill for... >>

What to expect at IFA 2016

What to expect at IFA 2016

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Consumer electronics trade show IFA takes place in Berlin at the beginning of September every year. It's been the platform for some major launches over the last couple of years from the first few generations of Samsung Galaxy Note devices to some of Sony's... >>

Best smartphone battery packs: Pokemon power and more

Best smartphone battery packs: Pokemon power and more

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There is nothing worse than running out of battery on your phone. Well, there is, but when it happens it feels like the worst thing in the world. Unfortunately, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Will it happen and what's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Will it happen and what's the story so far?

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The rumour mill loves an Apple story. It doesn't matter if it's so far fetched it will never see the light of day, or whether it is something that might actually happen, it churns them all out anyway. The latest claim isn't for one iPhone to be announced... >>

How to make your home smart right now

How to make your home smart right now

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Smarthomes were once associated with the rich and famous. The kind of houses you only saw in your dreams or TV programmes like Cribs. That's no longer the case. There are hundreds of devices available these days that not only make a smarthome possible,... >>

Next Sony Xperia flagship: What's the story so far?

Next Sony Xperia flagship: What's the story so far?

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It might come as a surprise to Sony Mobile fans, but the company's next flagship isn't going to be called the Xperia Z6. Sony announced a new range of smartphones at MWC back in March called the X Series, as well as confirming in a statement that the... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the rumoured difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the rumoured difference?

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Apple's next generation of iPhones are expected to launch some time in September. Assuming the company follows its traditional release cycle and naming, it is thought we can expect to see an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus appear. Plenty of rumours have been... >>

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

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There are some things in life that manage to put a little spring in your step. Whether that be the spectacular view from the top of a mountain, a new smartphone, or a collection of 280 heritage cars all under one roof. If that last one has just made... >>

Driving with Nissan ProPILOT: Removing the legwork

Driving with Nissan ProPILOT: Removing the legwork

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Nissan is one of the latest car manufacturers to hop on the autonomous driving bandwagon, having just announced its ProPILOT technology. The system is heading for the UK version of the Qashqai in 2017 and it aims is to assist drivers on the motorway,... >>

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: So you can Pokemon Go and Go and Go

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: So you can Pokemon Go and Go and Go

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The biggest problem facing modern smartphones is battery life. If you're part of the Pokemon Go craze and you keep running out of battery, then a battery case will let you catch more Pokemon. Or you might just work long hours, make a lot of calls and... >>

Best LG G5 cases: Protect your new LG smartphone

Best LG G5 cases: Protect your new LG smartphone

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LG announced its new flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress at the end of February and it's a beauty. The G5 was one of the more interesting announcements that came out of the trade show in Barcelona, mainly thanks to its modular design. The LG... >>

Withings Go review: Tracking on a budget
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Withings Go review: Tracking on a budget

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French company Withings has been central to the activity tracking and health markets for some time. It might not be as well known as the likes of Fitbit, but it has produced some winning devices in the past. Buy into the Withings platform and your options... >>

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky+HD vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky+HD vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

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Sky announced its new entertainment service - Sky Q - at the end of November 2015, followed by a new Now TV option called Now TV Smart Box at the end of June 2016. Both have now joined the broadcaster's options, with Sky Q bringing a more fluid and... >>

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

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HTC's latest and greatest flagship finally arrived in April. The HTC 10 is a beautiful device offering a full metal build, chamfered edges on the front and the rear, as well as some cracking specs. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powers the show, supported... >>

Nissan makes autonomous driving accessible: ProPILOT coming to Qashqai in 2017

Nissan makes autonomous driving accessible: ProPILOT coming to Qashqai in 2017

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Nissan has announced the launch of its autonomous driving technology, ProPILOT. The technology sees its debut on the new Nissan Serena that launches in Japan in August, but it will be coming to Europe in 2017 on the Nissan Qashqai, bringing self-driving... >>

Best fitness trackers 2016: The best activity bands to buy today

Best fitness trackers 2016: The best activity bands to buy today

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The wearables market has really taken off over the past couple of years bringing with it a plethora of devices from smartwatches and heart rate measuring headphones to sports watches and activity trackers. There is such a breadth of choice out there,... >>

Best iPhone SE cases: Protect your new 4-inch Apple smartphone

Best iPhone SE cases: Protect your new 4-inch Apple smartphone

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Apple's iPhone portfolio recently expanded to include a new 4-inch smartphone, known to friends as the iPhone SE. The special edition smartphone succeeds the two-and-half-year-old iPhone 5S with a very similar design, identical measurements and some great... >>

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2016

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2016

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To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches with some exciting announcements having already been made this year and more set to come. In 2015,... >>