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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... >>

Best smartwatches 2016: The best smart wristwear available to buy today

Best smartwatches 2016: The best smart wristwear available to buy today

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Smartwatches used to be gadgets only James Bond would have access to, but that's no longer the case. These wrist-worn phone companions that can receive calls, texts, emails and social network notifications have been whipping the wearables sector into... >>

Best budgeting apps: 7 apps to take control of your finances

Best budgeting apps: 7 apps to take control of your finances

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Keeping track of finances can be a tricky thing to do, especially if you have more than one account or any kind of credit or store card. Money comes in, money goes out and there is the classic saying, the more you earn the more you spend. Even if you... >>

Best dieting apps: 9 apps to help you lose weight

Best dieting apps: 9 apps to help you lose weight

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January is here which means you'll probably have started drawing up a long list of New Year's resolutions that you have every determination of sticking to. There might be a certain place or activity on there, mixed in with a few other things like... >>

Best Android Wear smartwatch: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

Best Android Wear smartwatch: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

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Android Wear launched in 2014 with three hero smartwatches - the Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. These three watches are now pretty much obsolete, taken over by fancier models that are far more appealing, far better looking... >>

New Year, new you: 7 tech resolutions for 2016

New Year, new you: 7 tech resolutions for 2016

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The clock has struck and another year has begun. You have probably made all sorts of resolutions - quit smoking, drink less, go out more, spend less, etc. While some of those are more manageable than others, we have rounded up seven tech resolutions... >>

Best fitness apps: 9 apps to get you moving in 2016

Best fitness apps: 9 apps to get you moving in 2016

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New year, new you. Make of that what you will, but if it is getting fit with the help of your trusty smartphone then you've come to the right place. We have rounded up some of the best fitness apps out there, some free and some paid, to help you get moving... >>

Siri vs Cortana: Which is the funniest assistant?

Siri vs Cortana: Which is the funniest assistant?

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You might have heard of Siri and Cortana. They are the lovely personal assistants from Apple and Microsoft, both looking to help their users out whenever they are in need. They aren't just helpful though - they are pretty funny too, depending on what... >>

Best place to put a speaker: Sonos head of design gives us tips and tricks of the trade

Best place to put a speaker: Sonos head of design gives us tips and tricks of the trade

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Sonos has a mission to fill every home with music, as well as to give you the ultimate home music experience. To do this, you not only need to have great speakers, but you also have to have the best possible set-up for them with the best possible objects... >>

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: Make your Apple device last longer

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: Make your Apple device last longer

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There are numerous cases available to help protect your Apple iPhone 6S from the official options to ones that are a little more exciting. We have rounded up some of our favourites in our best iPhone 6S cases feature. This feature however, is all about... >>

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

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The Apple Watch is no longer the new kid on the smartwatch block. It's been kicking around for nearly a year now and in that time, the apps available for it reach over 10,000. Of course, not all these apps are great, useful or even suited to the Apple... >>