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Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Motorola has changed hands more times than a used car in recent years, skipping over to Google and then to Lenovo where it currently resides. With future phones carrying the Moto branding - and a shake-up in 2016 introducing the Moto Z family, it was unclear... >>

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

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Huawei is fast becoming a big name in the smartphone world, producing well-built and well-specced devices for less than its competitors. The recent Mate 9 was a good device, meaning expectations are high for the company's next P flagship.Well it's now... >>

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

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The launch of LG's next flagship is finally here, following months and months of rumours and teasers. The new device has made its debut at Mobile World Congress on 26 February, bringing with it a huge display, all new design and some great specs.Here... >>

Neato Botvac D5 Connected review: A Dyson 360 Eye competitor?
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Neato Botvac D5 Connected review: A Dyson 360 Eye competitor?

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Robot vacuum cleaners are becoming more popular with several big players now in the market, including Dyson. Some are great, others not so much, but all of them are pricey, typically costing upwards of £600.Neato brought the cost down a little with the... >>

Best smartwatches 2017: The best smart wristwear available to buy today

Best smartwatches 2017: 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... >>

Alexa voice control coming to all existing Sonos speakers, soon

Alexa voice control coming to all existing Sonos speakers, soon

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Sonos will be introducing voice control to all its existing speakers through Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot later this year, though an exact date has yet to be detailed.The company announced plans to introduce voice control in March 2016, but it said it would... >>

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

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LG has announced two new smartwatches, designed in collaboration with Google. The two devices will be the poster boys for Android Wear 2.0, which launches at the same time, bringing some excellent new features.As their names suggest, the LG Watch Style... >>

Kia Rio (2017) review: All about connectivity
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Kia Rio (2017) review: All about connectivity

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The new Kia Rio features support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a range of safety features from autonomous emergency breaking to lane departure warning systems, making it the most technologically advanced Rio yet.The Korean company... >>

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

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Fitbit brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much, or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format. It delivers the data but it does so in a simple and user-friendly way so you aren't swamped with too... >>

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

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Nissan's Micra has been around for decades. Since 1983 in fact, selling over 3.5million in Europe alone during its lifetime. It's a car everyone has heard of, even if not for all the best reasons.Despite its popularity, the Micra hasn't ever been the... >>

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced a new family of smartphones in the U range, designed to focus on delivering smartphones that serve you better, as their names suggest.The U Ultra debuted alongside the mid-range U Play, and although the U Ultra isn't HTC's 2017 flagship,... >>

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced two new smartphones in the form of the U Ultra and the U Play, both of which have been designed to focus around you, as their names suggest.The two devices feature very similar and unique designs, but they differ in what they offer in... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers have yet again had a noticeable presence at CES 2017. We haven't seen as many devices as previous years, but there have been a number of announcements within the smartwatch and fitness tracking fields worthy of attention.From new... >>

Misfit Vapor smartwatch brings heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS and waterproofing

Misfit Vapor smartwatch brings heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS and waterproofing

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Misfit has announced Vapor, its first touchscreen smartwatch, at CES 2017. The wearable is the company's most advanced yet, offering standard fitness and sleep tracking, along with optical heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS and standalone music functionality.As... >>

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

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The New Balance smartwatch rumoured for sometime is finally here in the form of the RunIQ. The company announced the Android Wear-powered device along with the PaceIQ wireless sports headphones at CES 2017, with availability for both starting in February. The... >>

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

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Chinese manufacturer Honor announced at CES 2017 that it would be bringing its 6X smartphone to the US and Europe. The device arrives in early January for £225 and it brings with it some pretty impressive specs for the cash.Here is how the Honor 6X compares... >>

Honor 6X vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

Honor 6X vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

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Sub-brand of Huawei, Honor, has announced at CES 2017 that its 6X smartphone will be heading further than just China, with plans for both US and Europe.The Honor 5X's successor arrives on 4 January starting at £225, but how does it compare to the slightly... >>

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs A3 vs S7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs A3 vs S7: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones at CES 2017, adding two mid-tier devices to its portfolio.The A5 and A3 will be available towards the end of January, plugging the gap in the wait for the Galaxy S8 flagship, which is expected... >>

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?

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Apple announced its new range of MacBook Pros at the end of 2016. There is a 13-inch model and a 15-inch model available, both sporting a new feature called Touch Bar, along with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.Replacing the function keys on the keyboard... >>

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.It doesn't matter... >>

Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight

Best dieting apps: 8 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 iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

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Apple's iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus might be over a year old, but they are available all around the world from multiple retailers and they are cheaper than their successors - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.Not much changed in terms of design compared... >>

New year: Seven tech resolutions to put on your list for 2017

New year: Seven tech resolutions to put on your list for 2017

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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 that... >>

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

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Apple's iPad mini is available in two models - the iPad mini 2 and the newer iPad mini 4 that was announced as the replacement for the iPad mini 3 in September 2015. The iPad mini 2 is the cheapest way to get your hands on an Apple tablet with prices... >>

Emporio Armani Connected preview: Simple and sophisticated

Emporio Armani Connected preview: Simple and sophisticated

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Fossil has been busy stirring up the smartwatch world, launching a number of devices over the last year in collaboration with several fashion companies. The latest to join the party come from Diesel, Kate Spade and Emporio Armani.Like the other two fashion... >>