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Great Little Place reveals the best hidden restaurants and bars in 40 cities

Great Little Place reveals the best hidden restaurants and bars in 40 cities

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Great Little Place (GLP) is a new app that has been created with the sole aim of presenting you with the hidden and less known bars and restaurants around you, or an area you are planning to visit. Have you ever had a friend turn around and say "I know this... >>

Ten IFTTT recipes that will make your life smarter and simpler at home

Ten IFTTT recipes that will make your life smarter and simpler at home

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IFTTT is an app and web portal that you may or may not have heard of, but if you haven't or you don't yet use it, you should start. The service works on the basic statement: If This Then That and there are numerous smarthome systems, products and devices... >>

Smart lighting is here: Five reasons to invest

Smart lighting is here: Five reasons to invest

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Just as smart heating is a blanket term used to describe connected heating systems that can be controlled using a smartphone, smart lighting is the umbrella term that connected lighting systems fall under. Philips were one of the first to make connected... >>

Misfit Flash review: Good for beginners
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Misfit Flash review: Good for beginners

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The Misfit Flash is an activity tracker and the follow-up to the Misfit Shine which launched back in 2013. The new model follows a similar design cue but swaps metal for plastic and slashes the price by half, making it the cheapest activity tracker out... >>

TomTom announces four new GO satnavs offering MyDrive support

TomTom announces four new GO satnavs offering MyDrive support

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TomTom has announced four new GO satnavs at its WhatNext event in Amsterdam, all of which will come with the new lifetime world maps and lifetime speed cameras services, as well as compatibility with the new TomTom MyDrive cloud service. Lifetime world... >>

LG G4 vs Motorola Moto X: Hell for leather showdown

LG G4 vs Motorola Moto X: Hell for leather showdown

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LG has officially unveiled its new flagship smartphone sporting a 5.5-inch QHD display, 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera and a Snapdragon 808 chipset to keep everything running smoothly. The company has made a big play on the... >>

LG G4: Where and when can I get it?

LG G4: Where and when can I get it?

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The LG G4 packs in a 5.5-inch QHD display, 16-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8, an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper and a removable 3000mAh battery. It comes with the hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal... >>

LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: What's the difference?

LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: What's the difference?

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LG has announced its much anticipated LG G4, confirming many of the pre-leaked specs, as well as introduce a few surprises. The new flagship packs in a 5.5-inch QHD display, 16-megaixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front snapper and a 3000mAh battery capacity. ... >>

LG G4 vs HTC One M9: What's the difference?

LG G4 vs HTC One M9: What's the difference?

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LG has officially announced the LG G4, introducing the third in the line of big flagship smartphones to launch this year. Both Samsung and HTC used Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March to show the world what they had produced, while LG let... >>

LG G4 vs LG G3: What's the difference?

LG G4 vs LG G3: What's the difference?

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LG has officially announced its new flagship smartphone, the LG G4, at an event in London. The smartphone has been the subject of many rumours over the last few months, as well as several official announcements, leaving little to the imagination when... >>

Always forget to turn plugs off? Here are five smart plugs with smartphone control

Always forget to turn plugs off? Here are five smart plugs with smartphone control

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If you have ever walked out of your house and wondered a few minutes up the road whether you had turned the iron or the straighteners off, this feature will be right up your street.  Most of us are guilty on occasion of getting up late in the morning,... >>

Bionic Bar is the future: Robot bartenders at your service

Bionic Bar is the future: Robot bartenders at your service

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Royal Caribbean has launched another smart ship to its fleet of cruise liners - the Anthem of the Seas - which sets sail for the first time this month to join the Quantum of the Seas that launched at the end of last year. You might be wondering why we... >>

Want a smart kitchen? Here are five gadgets available now

Want a smart kitchen? Here are five gadgets available now

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The kitchen is commonly referred to as the "hub of the home" or the "heart of the home", which is fitting given how much time many of us spend in it. Whether you have a kitchen that's old or new, big or small, open-plan or enclosed, there are several gadgets... >>

Considering smart heating? Here are your current options

Considering smart heating? Here are your current options

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Clever heating systems have really come into their own over the last couple of years, with several solutions already available to allow you to control your heating using your smartphone, and more and more companies entering the market and after a slice... >>

Sony Xperia Z4 vs Sony Xperia Z3: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z4 vs Sony Xperia Z3: What's the difference?

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Sony has quietly announced its next flagship, the Xperia Z4 smartphone in Japan. The device has been rumoured for several months and after it didn't appear at Mobile World Congress like some expected, many were speculating a release later this year. Although... >>

Vector Luna smartwatch: Simple, subtle and sexy

Vector Luna smartwatch: Simple, subtle and sexy

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The Vector Luna smartwatch was announced in March at Baselworld 2015, alongside its rectangular-faced brother, the Vector Meridian, and several other smartwatches from luxury watch manufacturers including Tag Heuer. At first you might think 'not another... >>

Smart heating is here: Five reasons to invest

Smart heating is here: Five reasons to invest

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Smart heating is the umbrella term used for the latest heating set ups that not only allow you to control the temperature throughout your home from your smartphone, but some will also automatically learn and adjust to your weekly or daily routines. The... >>

Huawei P8max: A massive, metallic slab

Huawei P8max: A massive, metallic slab

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Huawei has announced two new smartphones at an event in London - the P8 and the P8max. As you can probably guess from the name, the P8max is a larger version of the P8 flagship handset but when we say larger, we mean huge. It features a 6.8-inch display... >>

How to make your home smart for under £500

How to make your home smart for under £500

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Connected homes are fast becoming more and more popular and chances are if you are reading this feature, you're either interested in making your home smarter, or you want to know what is available to help you do it.  There are hundreds of products out... >>

The smarthome is now

The smarthome is now

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The term smarthome has been kicking around for a few years. It once referred to the stuff of dreams, fantasies and more importantly, the future. But that's no longer the case as the smarthome is very much the here and now. We might still be a few decades... >>

Huawei Ascend P8: Release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Huawei Ascend P8: Release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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Huawei is getting ready to launch the Ascend P7's successor: the Ascend P8. The company has already confirmed that the new flagship will launch at a global event in April and it's thought that it will come with the latest generation of HiSilicon chipset,... >>

Best budget smartphones 2015: The best phones available to buy for under £250

Best budget smartphones 2015: 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... >>

8 Apple Watch alternatives for iPhone users

8 Apple Watch alternatives for iPhone users

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Apple's first smartwatch is now available to pre-order. However, the Apple Watch sold out faster than you can say "early adopter" so even if you pre-order one now, it is unlikely to ship until May at the least. If you want to queue on launch day, 24 April,... >>

5 apps that give you free voice calling

5 apps that give you free voice calling

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Messaging apps are becoming more and more popular as many offer more than the ability to just send a message to a contact. Using your data connection, they allow you to send images, videos and files, along with make video or voice calls, essentially making the... >>

Best HTC One M9 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

Best HTC One M9 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

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HTC unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - the HTC One M9 - featuring a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, octa-core Snapdragon 810 chip and 3GB of RAM.  The HTC One M9 follows the same design principals as... >>