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Apple iPhone 5SE: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 5SE: What's the story so far?

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The Apple iPhone 5C was announced in September of 2013 as a cheaper, colourful and plastic iPhone option. It arrived alongside the iPhone 5S, but while the 5S has been succeeded with newer handsets, the iPhone 5C hasn't been. Apple stopped selling the... >>

HTC One M10 vs One M9: What's the rumoured difference?

HTC One M10 vs One M9: What's the rumoured difference?

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HTC announced its last flagship - the One M9 - at Mobile World Congress in February 2015. That device was then followed up by the One M9+ and more recently, the A9, the latter of which entered the mobile market as more of a mid-range device. The next... >>

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

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Withings is a company dedicated to helping you live a healthier life. It not only has numerous activity trackers to monitor how much you move, but it also has a sleep system, smarthome camera, baby monitor, blood pressure monitor and Wi-Fi scales within... >>

Apple iPhone 5SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the rumoured difference?

Apple iPhone 5SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the rumoured difference?

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Apple is rumoured to have an event scheduled for 15 March, where it is thought the company will unveil the iPhone 5SE, previously known as the iPhone 6C. The iPhone 5SE is expected to launch as the successor to the 4-inch iPhone 5S, bringing a new, smaller... >>

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

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Samsung's next flagship smartphones have been the subject of many rumours for the last couple of months. The two devices - the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge - are both expected to be revealed on 21 February and there have been plenty of reports claiming... >>

17 great gadget gifts for girls

17 great gadget gifts for girls

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There are hundreds of gadgets out there, some much more exciting than others. It could be the latest smartwatch, delivering notifications directly to your wrist, or a quirky external battery pack to keep your devices charged up. Either way, gadgets make... >>

Motorola Moto X (2016): What's the story so far?

Motorola Moto X (2016): What's the story so far?

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Motorola announced a flurry of new smartphones in 2015, including the fifth generation of Moto G and three models of the Moto X. Yes, not one but three, plus a special edition one. The Moto X Play and the Moto X Style graced us with their presence at... >>

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, new Play:5 or Playbar

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, new Play:5 or Playbar

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The multi-room speaker market has really picked up over the last couple of years. The options are plentiful to say the least with Denon, Samsung, LG and Bluesound all offering their own solutions. If you are reading this feature however, chances are you... >>

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking market. It's been kicking around for a good few years now, sitting at the top of its class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness. Chances are if you are reading this feature,... >>

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

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Apple's latest smartphones - the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus - are available all around the world and you can pick up either from multiple retailers. Not much changed in terms of design compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, if you ignore the... >>

Apple iPad Air 3 vs iPad Air 2: What's the rumoured difference?

Apple iPad Air 3 vs iPad Air 2: What's the rumoured difference?

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Rumour has it Apple is holding an event on 15 March to unveil several new devices, one of which is thought to be an update to the iPad Air 2. The company chose not to succeed the iPad Air 2 during its September 2015 event when it revealed the iPad mini... >>

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, or perhaps a tablet. 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... >>

What to expect at Apple's 15 March event: iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and more

What to expect at Apple's 15 March event: iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and more

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Apple is holding an event on 15 March, or so it is thought. Of course nothing has been officially confirmed, nor will it be until the invites go out, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun speculating about what to expect. The Cupertino company... >>

Apple iPhone 7: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 7: What's the story so far?

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The Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus launched in September 2015, but rumours have already started circulating for the Cupertino company's next smartphones, which will likely be called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, at least for the sake of this feature anyway.... >>

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

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Can you remember your first camera phone? If you can, you'll probably also remember it was pretty rubbish. Luckily technology has moved on significantly since the first camera phones appeared and smartphones these days are actually, well, pretty good... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung announced its flagship Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year but that wasn't the only device to be unveiled on the stage. The South Korean company also revealed the Galaxy S6 edge. One year on and it's looking like there will be... >>

LG G5 vs LG G4: What's the rumoured difference?

LG G5 vs LG G4: What's the rumoured difference?

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LG launched its G4 flagship smartphone in April 2015 and with it came a lovely leather finish, fantastic display, competitive price and a great camera. It is a perfect balance of phone meet phablet, soon to be succeeded by the LG G5. Rumours are already... >>

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,... >>

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

Now TV 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. The service has now joined the broadcaster's options, bringing a more fluid and seamless experience than the previous offering. The question is, is it the right choice... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: What's the rumoured difference?

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It's been almost a year since Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge flagship smartphones. The two devices surprised everyone with their lovely metal designs, superb cameras and excellent power, leading to high expectations for their successors.... >>

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

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A smarthome consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smarthome cool team - the camera. Smarthome cameras will not only... >>

Best language and translation apps

Best language and translation apps

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The world is a big place, full of people who speak hundreds of different languages so if you need to speak to someone in China, but only know English, you might run into a few problems. There are a couple of options available to you when it comes to... >>

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

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It doesn't matter what profession you are in, many of us need a practical bag for work and for some that means carrying a laptop, tablet or some other form of tech around with you on a daily basis. Just because you need to carry a laptop, doesn't mean... >>

Smart ForTwo Cabrio first drive: Topless thrills

Smart ForTwo Cabrio first drive: Topless thrills

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Smart is a word that carries a couple of meanings. It can refer to clothing or intelligence, but since 1998 it's carried a third meaning - a small, ingeniously packaged and seriously useful city car. The first Smart car from Daimler was iconic. The little... >>

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... >>