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Apple iPhone 6S 3D Touch tips and tricks

Apple iPhone 6S 3D Touch tips and tricks

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Apple's pressure sensitive display technology was announced in September 2015 on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, going by the name 3D Touch. Thanks to the technology, the displays on board the latest iPhones don't just recognise gestures like tap,... >>

What does the LG X series reveal about the LG G5?

What does the LG X series reveal about the LG G5?

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LG has a habit of pre-announcing devices before they officially debut. It's a tactic the company has used for a while meaning by the time we get to the upcoming event or show, there are normally few surprises remaining. The LG G5 is the next hotly-anticipated... >>

Which Windows Phone is right for you? Microsoft Lumia 650 vs 550 vs 950 vs 950 XL

Which Windows Phone is right for you? Microsoft Lumia 650 vs 550 vs 950 vs 950 XL

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Microsoft has announced another Windows 10 smartphone to its portfolio in the form of the Lumia 650. The device is the first to appear with the operating system in 2016, joining three existing handsets that launched in October 2015. If you are after a... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Ted Baker SS16: Sexy cases, funky headphones

Ted Baker SS16: Sexy cases, funky headphones

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Ted Baker is well known as a clothing brand but pretty dresses and whacky shirts aren't the only thing it dabbles in. It has its fingers in all sorts of pies from bedding and lingerie to crockery and there are a few cases and headphones thrown in... >>

Best budget smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy for under £250

Best budget smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy for under £250

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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 £250 and an aim to offer you a good enough smartphone experience that you don't need to splash half a grand... >>

Withings Activite Steel review: Step-tracking with style
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Withings Activite Steel review: Step-tracking with style

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Withings is no stranger to beautiful design. Its original Activité fitness tracker was one of the most wearable wearables of 2015, which is probably why the cheaper Activité Pop and newer mid-level Activité Steel both adopt a similar design. All three... >>

Best camera accessories for Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

Best camera accessories for Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

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Apple's more recent iPhones are pretty good in terms of smartphone camera performance, some of the best in fact. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both offered decent snappers, while the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus took things up a notch and improved... >>

7 best apps for planning your vacation or holiday

7 best apps for planning your vacation or holiday

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January is a pretty depressing month all in all. It tends to be cold and wet and many of us have the added bonus of having very little cash to our names. But let's forget about that money situation for a minute and focus on cheering ourselves up. We could... >>

Five parental control apps for Android devices

Five parental control apps for Android devices

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The internet is a fantastic source of information. Whether you use it for social media, researching or cheating on the pub quiz, you can discover nearly anything you need to know these days. But while you might be happy to have unlimited access to all... >>

Top photography tips for beginners

Top photography tips for beginners

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Photography is a complicated subject that can be a minefield for some, while to others it comes as naturally as eating a piece of cake. If you sit in the first camp, where the idea of jumping out of a plane is more appealing than picking up a DSLR and... >>

Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options?

Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options?

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Multi-room audio is one of those buzzwords that's been kicking about for a couple of years. It's a word that ultimately refers to what you might expect - audio in multiple rooms - but don't be fooled into thinking that's all there is to it. The simple... >>

Best of CES 2016: The 10 best gadgets and concepts

Best of CES 2016: The 10 best gadgets and concepts

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The Consumer Electronics Show takes place annually at the beginning of January in Las Vegas and with it comes announcements of thousands of new and exciting gadgets and products. This year's show was no different with some fabulous launches taking place... >>

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2016: Lenovo, HP and more

Best laptops and tablets of CES 2016: Lenovo, HP and more

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The Consumer Electronics Show marks the launch, or at least announcement, of thousands of devices and products. These range from activity trackers and smartphones to TVs and laptops, with all sorts in between. This year's show saw several laptops announced... >>

Best smartwatches and wearables of CES 2016: Fitbit, Garmin, Huawei and more

Best smartwatches and wearables of CES 2016: Fitbit, Garmin, Huawei and more

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Wearables have come into their own over the last year with 2015 seeing some great products announced from Tag Heuer and Apple's smartwatches to Fitbit and Jawbone's activity trackers. If you thought this area of tech was just a fad, you better think... >>

Best cameras of CES 2016: Nikon, Canon, Panasonic and more

Best cameras of CES 2016: Nikon, Canon, Panasonic and more

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The Consumer Electronics Show hasn't been the best known shows for camera launches, but as the years have gone by more notable products have been announced - and CES 2016 is no different.  Like previous years, there haven't been a huge number of cameras... >>

Fitbit goes fashionable with Blaze smart fitness watch

Fitbit goes fashionable with Blaze smart fitness watch

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking field with numerous devices in its portfolio including the popular Charge HR. Despite being excellent trackers though, none of the Fitbit models are what you would call pretty. Until now that is. The company... >>