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Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: What's the difference?

Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: What's the difference?

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Google launched a couple of new devices at its 4 October event, both of which are manufactured by HTC and both of which are the new poster boys for Android Nougat. Traditionally they would have fallen under Nexus branding, but this year Google changed... >>

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?

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With the Note 7 having died a death, there's a big hole in some people's smartphone choices. Fortunately there are some very strong candidates. But do you go with Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge, or embrace the new Google Phone, the Pixel XL?We've lived with... >>

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the difference?

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the difference?

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Google's new pure Android handsets are no longer branded as Nexus, instead moving over to Pixel and tagged as "Made by Google". This is a new direction for Google as the company takes control of its smartphone business more directly as it targets the... >>

Best Laptop 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Laptop 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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It's that time of year again where the team here at Pocket-lint is gearing up ready for our annual Gadget Awards. Our awards are now in their 13th year and with them will come 14 categories, each celebrating the amazing devices we have seen appear and... >>

Best Pixel and Pixel XL cases: Protect your new Google phone

Best Pixel and Pixel XL cases: Protect your new Google phone

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Google announced its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at the beginning of October, revealing the new Android poster boys for all the world to see.The two devices take over from the popular Nexus range and they bring premium designs, flagship specs, and all... >>

Best Tablet / 2-in-1 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Tablet / 2-in-1 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 13th year and as usual, we will be delivering a series of features over the next couple of weeks detailing the nominees within each of the 14 categories. Each feature will offer a little bit... >>

Best Phone 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Phone 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November for the 13th year celebrating the best devices over the last 12 months, across 14 categories. The categories span phones, tablets and games to cameras, smarthome and cars... >>

Best Camera 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Camera 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The 13th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us, which means in just over a month we will be celebrating the best devices across a number of categories including smartphones, cars, VR and cameras.There are 14 main categories this year,... >>

Best Game 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Game 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of the November, celebrating the nominations across the various categories from smartphones and tablets to games and fitness trackers.There are 14 categories in total for 2016, with a couple... >>

Michael Kors Access Bradshaw review: An Android Wear smartwatch you'll actually want to wear
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Michael Kors Access Bradshaw review: An Android Wear smartwatch you'll actually want to wear

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Michael Kors is a fashion label with a huge presence, so when it announces a smartwatch it's a big deal, just as it was when Tag Heuer and Guess did the same.But this isn't just about the tech, it's about the luxury surrounding the tech. The Access smartwatch... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Google's Nexus programme gave birth to a pure Android smartphone or two every year. The idea behind Nexus was always to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. Importantly, Nexus was a chance for... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL official: Bye, bye Nexus

Google Pixel and Pixel XL official: Bye, bye Nexus

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Google has officially revealed its new pure Android smartphones in the form of the Pixel and Pixel XL. They are also the first phones to come with Google Assistant, the company's new voice-activated helper, built in.The two devices launch in place of... >>

GoPro Hero5 Black vs Hero5 Session: What's the difference?

GoPro Hero5 Black vs Hero5 Session: What's the difference?

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GoPro announced the Hero5 Black action camera, Hero5 Session and the Karma drone in September 2016. Both the new action cameras are compatible with the drone and both offer some exciting features and good advancements over their predecessors. How do they... >>

GoPro Hero5 Black review: A new breed of super Hero
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GoPro Hero5 Black review: A new breed of super Hero

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A new GoPro flagship action camera has finally arrived, two years after its predecessor. The Hero5 Black - which was announced alongside the Hero5 Session and the long-awaited Karma drone - and brings a host of new features with it. The new Hero launches... >>

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

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Apple's latest iPhones are finally here and they are lovely. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus continue with the all metal body but they see a refinement in their designs.The company has moved the antenna strips on the rear to just the top and bottom of... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 review: Taking charge
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Fitbit Charge 2 review: Taking charge

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The Fitbit Charge HR was the fitness tracker to beat in 2015. It wasn't only one of the best from the company - which also makes the Surge, Blaze and Alta - but one of the best dedicated trackers with heart-rate monitoring from any manufacturer.And now... >>

GoPro Karma preview: Badass but beautifully simple drone

GoPro Karma preview: Badass but beautifully simple drone

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GoPro announced its entry into the drone market with Karma alongside its new flagship action camera the Hero 5, at its 2016 launch event. Karma has been the subject of rumours for months, but details have finally been revealed and it's pretty damn cool.We... >>

How to add Mario stickers to your photos in iOS 10 Messages

How to add Mario stickers to your photos in iOS 10 Messages

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Apple's latest software build iOS 10 comes with plenty of great new features, one of which can be found within the overhaul of the Messages app.Messages has been totally revamped bringing a whole host of fun additions, but there is one in particular that's... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE: What's the difference?

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Apple announced two new iPhones to its portfolio in early September in the form of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The two new devices join the one year-old iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, along with the smaller iPhone SE that arrived in March. There... >>

Apple Watch Series 2 vs Apple Watch Series 1 vs Apple Watch (2015): What's the difference?

Apple Watch Series 2 vs Apple Watch Series 1 vs Apple Watch (2015): What's the difference?

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Apple announced a new smartwatch at the beginning of September in the form of the Apple Watch Series 2. This comes in a standard model, a Nike+ model, Hermès model and an Edition model. The new device sits alongside the Apple Watch Series 1, which is... >>

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

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

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Apple's new iPhones - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - are now available to buy following their announcement on 7 September. Once again, Apple is offering a big iPhone and a smaller iPhone.We've compared the standard iPhone 7 to the iPhone 6S and iPhone... >>

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

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

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Apple announced two new iPhones at an event in September, comprising the iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus. In previous years, the two iPhones - the standard and the Plus - have been almost identical aside from their physical size and the inclusion... >>

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

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

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Apple announced the next generation of its iPhones at an event in San Francisco on 7 September. Despite some rumours suggesting otherwise, the two new handsets are being called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, following the traditional naming cycle.... >>

iMessage apps: Which should you download first and how to install them?

iMessage apps: Which should you download first and how to install them?

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Apple made a number of changes in iOS 10, with one of the main overhauls appearing in its Messages app.The app now offers multiple methods of inputting iMessages from handwritten notes to the Apple Watch's Digital Touch feature. Users are also able to... >>

Tado teams up with Amazon for voice-controlled heating in the UK

Tado teams up with Amazon for voice-controlled heating in the UK

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Smart heating company Tado has announced it is teaming up with Amazon Echo to offer voice-controlled heating to its users in the UK, Germany and Austria.  The collaboration comes after Amazon finally announced that Amazon Echo, and a refreshed Amazon... >>