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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,... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S7: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S7: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung will announce the next generation of Galaxy Note on 2 August. The new device will be going by the name of Galaxy Note 7, rather than Galaxy Note 6, in order for it to be better associated with the rest of the company's 2016 flagships. Aside... >>

Best budget smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy for under £200

Best budget smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy for under £200

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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 £200 and an aim to offer you a good enough smartphone experience that you don't need to splash half a grand... >>

Wimbledon 2016: Behind the scenes with ESPN, 84 cameras and 120 members of staff

Wimbledon 2016: Behind the scenes with ESPN, 84 cameras and 120 members of staff

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If you're a tennis fan, there is a very good chance you've been glued to your phone, TV or tablet the last few days trying not to miss any of the highlights from the wonderfully British sporting event that is Wimbledon. For those lucky enough to have... >>

Apple Watch 2: What's the story so far?

Apple Watch 2: What's the story so far?

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Apple's next generation of smartwatch has been the subject of rumours for several months, as is always the way with the Cupertino company and its devices. No sooner has one product launched, than its successor is being fantasised about and leaks are... >>

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus X: Which should you choose?

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus X: Which should you choose?

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OnePlus finally unveiled its latest "flagship killer" at an event in June following months and months of rumours. As expected, the OnePlus 3 follows in the path of its predecessor, offering tremendous value for money but is it the right OnePlus device... >>

Best smartphones 2016 under £350

Best smartphones 2016 under £350

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Choosing a new smartphone isn't as simple as it used to be. They may not come in more than one shape, but they do come in lots of different sizes, with plenty different features and most importantly, at plenty of different price points. There are numerous... >>

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,... >>

Nexus Marlin vs Nexus Sailfish: What's the rumoured difference?

Nexus Marlin vs Nexus Sailfish: What's the rumoured difference?

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Google tends to launch its Nexus devices towards the latter half of the year, normally around September/October. This year's models have been codenamed Marlin and Sailfish and despite being a couple of months away from hitting the shelves, rumours and... >>

Fitbit Alta review: High praise for low-level fitness tracking
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Fitbit Alta review: High praise for low-level fitness tracking

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Fitbit is arguably one of the most well-known companies when it comes to activity tracking, monopolising around 70 per cent of the market. It not only offers a huge selection of devices in comparison to its competitors, but it also offers an excellent... >>

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now

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Intelligent heating systems are no longer something you find in the homes of the rich and famous, or those a step ahead of the curve. Over the last couple of years smart thermostats have really come into their own and there are now numerous options available,... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung's next Galaxy Note device will be revealed on 2 August, adding another smartphone to the company's 2016 flagship portfolio. By default, the next Note should be called the Note 6 but Samsung has confirmed it will be skipping the 6 and heading... >>

Wileyfox Spark preview: Cheap but not cheerful

Wileyfox Spark preview: Cheap but not cheerful

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British company Wileyfox has announced three new smartphones: the Spark, Spark+ and Spark X. The three devices all aim at the budget end of the smartphone market, priced between £90 and £130, making them all cheaper than both the new generation of... >>

Volkswagen Beetle Dune (2016) first drive: Rugged and ready

Volkswagen Beetle Dune (2016) first drive: Rugged and ready

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The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the world's most iconic cars. It might be available in various models these days, but there is no mistaking that bug shape, whether it's a 1940s model or one of the more recent variations. The latest model to join the Beetle... >>

Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has announced four devices this year comprising the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the more recent Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus target the budget end of the smartphone market, while the Moto Z and Moto Z Force aim... >>

Moto Z vs Moto X: Force, Style, Play compared

Moto Z vs Moto X: Force, Style, Play compared

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Lenovo-owned Motorola announced its latest flagship smartphones at the beginning of June in the form of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The two devices succeed the Moto X range of devices, of which there were three announced last year, but what else is different... >>

OnePlus 3: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

OnePlus 3: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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OnePlus grabbed headlines when it launched its first smartphone in 2014 for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the OnePlus One delivered flagship specs for significantly less cash. Secondly, the Chinese company made the "flagship killer" desirable by introducing... >>

OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Moto Z: What's the difference?

OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Moto Z: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its latest "flagship killer", the OnePlus 3. The device once again packs in some powerful specs and massively undercuts its competition in terms of price, as we have come to expect from the Chinese company. How does the OnePlus 3... >>

Denon AH-C160W wireless fitness headphones: Small, light and waterproof

Denon AH-C160W wireless fitness headphones: Small, light and waterproof

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Alongside a new model of flagship over-ear headphones, Denon has also announced an upgrade to its wireless fitness headphones.  The AH-C160Ws are said to be 20 per cent lighter and smaller than the original AH-W150s, alongside offering better comfort.... >>

Denon's AH-7200 over-ear headphones: Wood you wear them?

Denon's AH-7200 over-ear headphones: Wood you wear them?

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Denon has announced it will be launching a new model of over-ear headphones at the end of 2016. The AH-D7200s feature real wood housing similar to the company's D7100s but the new model is a little larger and rounder in comparison to the older model.... >>