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Apple Watch Series 2: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple Watch Series 2: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Apple's next generation of smartwatch has finally been announced in the form of the Apple Watch Series 2. The new device arrives two years after the original debuted on stage and it brings with it a couple of new features, including waterproofing and... >>

LG V20 vs LG V10: What's the difference?

LG V20 vs LG V10: What's the difference?

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LG has announced the successor to its LG V10 in the form of the LG V20 at an event in San Francisco. The new device is the first smartphone to arrive with Android Nougat straight out of the box and it brings with it some impressive specs. Question is,... >>

LG V20: Specs, release date and everything you need to know

LG V20: Specs, release date and everything you need to know

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LG has announced the successor to the V10 smartphone at an event in San Francisco on 6 September. In true LG style, the company revealed several snippets of information about the LG V20 before its official debut, but we now have confirmation of... >>

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,... >>

Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the difference?

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The next Sony Xperia flagship has made its debut at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, going by the name XZ. As you might expect, it brings with it Sony's signature OmniBalance design, along with your standard flagship specs. How does it compare... >>

Fitbit Flex 2 preview: Simple, stylish tracking

Fitbit Flex 2 preview: Simple, stylish tracking

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Fitbit announced two new activity trackers to its portfolio just before consumer electronics show IFA kicked off in Berlin. The Charge 2 and Flex 2 are the latest to join the company's line-up, with the latter replacing the original Flex to bring all-day... >>

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

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

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Sony has announced its next Xperia flagship - the Xperia XZ at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The device has leaked several times over the last few months and aside from the name, many of the rumours were accurate, resulting in only a couple... >>

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

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Sony was one of the only manufacturers left to announce a new flagship in 2016, until IFA anyway. The company has now released its latest Xperia flagship smartphone - the Xperia XZ - which is in fact the fifth smartphone to appear from the company this... >>

Sony FES Watch U: The e-paper connected watch improves

Sony FES Watch U: The e-paper connected watch improves

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Sony-owned Fashion Entertainment presented its new e-paper watch at consumer electronics show IFA in the form of the FES Watch U. A prototype of the new device was on the Sony stand at the show, sitting alongside its significantly less attractive predecessor... >>

Skagen Connected: More than meets the eye

Skagen Connected: More than meets the eye

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Danish company Skagen, part of the Fossil Group, has shown off its Skagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin.  The new device looks like a typical watch on first look, but it is so much more than that when you look... >>

Michael Kors Access: Super sexy smartwatches

Michael Kors Access: Super sexy smartwatches

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Fashion brand Michael Kors is about to launch its Access Android Wear smartwatches into stores. The devices were first announced at Baselworld 2016, alongside several other smartwatches from various other Fossil brands, but there were no working samples... >>

Sony Xperia Projector concept will let you play Candy Crush on the kitchen table

Sony Xperia Projector concept will let you play Candy Crush on the kitchen table

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Sony announced a few concepts at Mobile World Congress in March, including the Xperia Eye, Xperia Agent and the Xperia Projector. The idea behind each was revealed at the show but it wasn't possible to play with any of them or see them in action. Things... >>

Netatmo Smart Radiator Valves offer room-by-room heating control and HomeKit compatibility

Netatmo Smart Radiator Valves offer room-by-room heating control and HomeKit compatibility

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Netatmo has expanded its smarthome portfolio with the addition of Smart Radiator Valves, offering its Smart Connected Thermostat users the ability to control their heating on a room-by-room basis. Designed by Philippe Starck, like the Smart Connected... >>

Withings Activité Steel HR preview: Stylish heart rate monitoring

Withings Activité Steel HR preview: Stylish heart rate monitoring

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Withings has announced a new addition to its activity tracking devices at consumer electronics show IFA in the form of the Activité Steel HR.  The new device is the first to come from the company since it was taken over by Nokia. It joins a plethora... >>

Neato launches Botvac D3 and D5 Connected robot vacuum cleaners, starting at £399

Neato launches Botvac D3 and D5 Connected robot vacuum cleaners, starting at £399

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Neato Robotics has announced not just one, but two new connected robot vacuum cleaners at IFA 2016. The new robots join last year's Botvac Connected model and the standard non-connected D85 robot that will remain available for those that don't want to... >>

Sony Xperia XZ preview: Sticking to what it knows

Sony Xperia XZ preview: Sticking to what it knows

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Sony's latest flagship goes by the name Xperia XZ and it takes its seat at the top of the Xperia portfolio. The new device is the fifth Sony smartphone to launch this year, following the Xperia XA, Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA Ultra, and... >>

Sony adds two more notches to its X Series bed post with Xperia XZ and X Compact

Sony adds two more notches to its X Series bed post with Xperia XZ and X Compact

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Sony Mobile has announced another two devices at consumer electronics show IFA, bringing its 2016 smartphone total to six-strong. Yes that's right, there are now that many new Sony smartphones to choose from. The Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact are the... >>

Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?

Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?

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Sony has announced a new Xperia Compact at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, adding to its X Series portfolio. The Xperia X Compact launches alongside the flagship Xperia XZ, bringing Sony's smartphone total to six for 2016 alone. How does the... >>

Tado third-gen system adds multi-room control, plus HomeKit and Echo compatibility

Tado third-gen system adds multi-room control, plus HomeKit and Echo compatibility

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Tado has announced a third-generation of its smart heating system at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The latest system comprises the v3 Smart Thermostat and Smart Radiator Thermostats, the latter of which will enable room-by-room heating control.... >>

Asus ZenPad 3S 10: Hello iPad lookalike

Asus ZenPad 3S 10: Hello iPad lookalike

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The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is a 9.7-inch tablet that could easily be mistaken for an iPad, certainly on first glance. The device, which was on display at the company's event in Berlin in the run up to IFA, offers a lightweight design, with a premium, compact... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2: Release date, specs, price and everything you need to know

Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2: Release date, specs, price and everything you need to know

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When it comes to activity tracking devices, Fitbit is a name many will recognise. The company already offers a huge number of options and they have just announced two more are on their way. There are currently eight devices in the Fitbit line-up comprising... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the difference?

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the difference?

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Fitbit offers several devices in the activity tracking market, from the plain and simple Flex to its GPS sportswatch, known to friends as Surge. The company has recently announced another couple of devices to its line-up however, with both a Flex successor... >>

Sony Xperia XZ: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XZ: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Sony has announced its new flagship at consumer electronics show IFA. It will probably come as no surprise to Sony Mobile fans but the company's new device isn't called the Xperia Z6. No, no, it is in fact going by the name Xperia XZ. Sony announced... >>

Ted Baker's AW16 cases are the prettiest things for your iPhone to wear

Ted Baker's AW16 cases are the prettiest things for your iPhone to wear

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A collection of new Ted Baker Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases were announced at the end of July, just in time to coincide with the fashion brand's AW16 collection. There are several options available from Proporta, some of which are plain and... >>

Best Galaxy Note 7 cases: Protect your new Samsung device

Best Galaxy Note 7 cases: Protect your new Samsung device

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is the latest smartphone to join the company's 2016 flagship portfolio, sitting alongside the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and it is stunning. The new smartphone takes its design cues from the Galaxy S7 edge, bringing a beautiful... >>