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Samsung Gear Fit 2 / Gear IconX: What's the story so far?

Samsung Gear Fit 2 / Gear IconX: What's the story so far?

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The original Samsung Gear Fit launched in 2014 and at the time, it was a lovely device with a good design, beautiful display in the right conditions and a simple and fluid interface. Take a look at the Gear Fit two years on however, and you'll probably... >>

Huawei P9 vs P8: Is it worth upgrading?

Huawei P9 vs P8: Is it worth upgrading?

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Huawei has made several smartphone announcements over the last few months. The Mate S and the Mate 8 both arrived in the latter half of 2015 and received plenty of praise. They are now joined by the Chinese company's next flagship and it's bigger brother... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: Which is better?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: Which is better?

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Samsung and LG both unveiled their 2016 flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March and both are now available to buy in the UK and the US. The Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 see the South Korean companies go head-to-head once again.... >>

HTC Petra / One Wear smartwatch: What's the story so far?

HTC Petra / One Wear smartwatch: What's the story so far?

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The idea of HTC launching a wearable has been kicking about for some time now. Whether these rumours are wishful thinking or whether they have any truth behind them remains to be seen though. That might all be about to change however as the rumours and... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

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Apple announced its next-generation of 9.7-inch iPad, along with a new 4-inch iPhone and a few new straps for the Apple Watch at an event in March. The latest 9.7-inch iPad doesn't sit in the Air range like the previous medium-sized slabs though. Several refinements... >>

Which iPhone is best for you? iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6S Plus?

Which iPhone is best for you? iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6S Plus?

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There is plenty of choice when it comes to smartphones, almost too much in fact. Chances are if you are reading this feature however, you have at least narrowed your options down to the iPhone. So as you have discarded Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry,... >>

Amazon Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

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Amazon announced the first Kindle in 2007 and since then we have seen seven generations go by. The eighth has now been announced in the form of the Kindle Oasis and it joins the current line up of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyager. All... >>

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2: What’s the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2: What’s the difference?

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Apple announced the original iPad Pro at an event in September 2015. It marked a new territory for the company, with a screen size of 12.9-inches and a range of features on board aimed at productivity. It was the tablet pitched to replace your laptop.... >>

63 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

63 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

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If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so. To most questions you'll get a standard... >>

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Flex, Charge HR, Blaze and Surge trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Flex, Charge HR, Blaze and Surge trackers

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Fitbit has been in the activity tracking field a lot longer than many of its competitors and its experience brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much, or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format.... >>

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

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LG announced the Stylus 2 smartphone at Mobile World Congress back in March and it is now available exclusively through O2 in the UK. The device arrived alongside the X Series of smartphones, as well as the flagship LG G5 and while its specs aren't groundbreaking,... >>

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... >>

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 is finally here. 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 by 4GB... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?

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If you're into smartphones, you probably already know that Samsung is lining up to be crowned with the Galaxy S7. The company has already seen success with its newest smartphone, but it has another challenger. HTC is back and this time there's a serious... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

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Apple officially unveiled several new devices at an event in March, one of which was the update to the iPad Air 2, only it doesn't sit in the Air range. The company chose not to succeed the iPad Air 2 during its September 2015 event when it revealed... >>

Dyson Supersonic: The £300 hairdryer, because you're worth it

Dyson Supersonic: The £300 hairdryer, because you're worth it

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Dyson is officially entering the beauty market. Yes really. Those people that made the first vacuum cleaner that allowed you to see how much dirt was in your home have gone about reinventing the hairdryer. The Dyson Supersonic looks a little like those... >>

HTC 10 vs LG G5: Which is better?

HTC 10 vs LG G5: Which is better?

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HTC announced its next flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, at the beginning of April, looking to re-find form and take the fight to the likes of Samsung and LG. LG's modular handset, the LG G5, came earlier in the year and it brought a range of innovations,... >>

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

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

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Apple confirmed the iPhone SE at an event in Cupertino in March, putting to rest all the rumours. The iPhone SE succeeds the 4-inch iPhone 5S, bringing a new and improved smaller iPhone to the company's line up. We have put the specs of the iPhone SE... >>

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

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

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Apple finally announced a new 4-inch iPhone, following months and months of rumours. The iPhone SE was unveiled at an event in Cupertino in March and it replaces the existing iPhone 5S. For those wondering how it compares to the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone... >>

HTC 10 vs One M9: Which is better?

HTC 10 vs One M9: Which is better?

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HTC announced a new flagship, the HTC 10, at the beginning of April. It's a new start for the company's flagship smartphone, dropping both the One name and the M designation. It comes in to right the wrongs of the HTC One M9, a phone that took an awkward... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8: What we want to see

Samsung Galaxy S8: What we want to see

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Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge at Mobile World Congress in March. The two devices have received huge amounts of praise for their designs, powerful specs and great cameras. No smartphone is perfect though. There will always be a few specs... >>

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

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Apple Watch has been on sale since April 2015 and although we have yet to see a second generation of the smartwatch, we have seen several developments in the year it has been available. New models were added in September 2015, new straps in March 2016... >>

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

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Google's Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P were announced after much speculation during an event in San Francisco at the end of September 2015. The Nexus 5X is a 5.2-inch smartphone with a metal frame and a exchangeable polycarbonate rear, while the Nexus 6P... >>

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

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Messe Berlin, the organisers behind consumer electronic show IFA that takes place annually in Berlin in September, has launched a new event in Shenzhen called CE China. First thoughts? God help us, not another consumer electronics show. Second thoughts?... >>

Dlodlo V One: Is VR about to get fashionable?

Dlodlo V One: Is VR about to get fashionable?

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Dlodlo might not be a company that's easy to spell correctly, or pronounce, but it is one that is doing its best to make virtual reality fashionable. Let's face it, the current VR options aren't exactly the prettiest. The likes of HTC Vive and Oculus... >>