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Motorola Moto X Force vs Moto X Style vs Moto X Play: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto X Force vs Moto X Style vs Moto X Play: What's the difference?

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Motorola has very quietly announced the Moto X Force, which brings the 2015 Moto X offering to three models if you ignore the Moto X Style Pure Edition. The Moto X Force brings with it flagship specs and a slightly more expensive price than the Moto X... >>

Sonos Play:5 review: Smart, sophisticated, superb
5.0 stars

Sonos Play:5 review: Smart, sophisticated, superb

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Sonos is far from a new player in the multi-room speaker sector. It's been playing the game and playing it well for the last decade. However, multi-room is a very different market now to when Sonos first appeared - competition has increased significantly... >>

OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X software: 7 features you must check out on OxygenOS

OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X software: 7 features you must check out on OxygenOS

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OnePlus announced the successor to its popular OnePlus One smartphone earlier this year and it has since followed it with the new OnePlus X. The OnePlus 2 was described as the "flagship killer" for 2016 and it is available through an invite-only system... >>

OnePlus X vs Nexus 5X, One A9, Moto X Play, Galaxy A5, Xperia M5: What's the difference?

OnePlus X vs Nexus 5X, One A9, Moto X Play, Galaxy A5, Xperia M5: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has officially announced the OnePlus X, bringing the company's smartphone portfolio to three. The new OnePlus X follows quickly on from the OnePlus 2 "flagship killer", offering OnePlus fans a smaller and more manageable handset, but how does... >>

Samsung Galaxy View official: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy View official: Release date, price and everything you need to know

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Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy View, taking the crown as the largest Android mobile device on the market. The Galaxy View was first mentioned during consumer electronics show IFA when Samsung used its conference to tease a few images of a... >>

Motorola Moto 360 (2015) review: Pretty but still not perfect
3.5 stars

Motorola Moto 360 (2015) review: Pretty but still not perfect

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The original Moto 360 smartwatch was the poster boy for Android Wear. It was the first round-faced watch to run Google's operating system, making it instantly more appealing than the rectangular alternatives. Sadly, the black-out bar at the bottom of... >>

HTC One A9 vs Apple iPhone 6S: What's the difference?

HTC One A9 vs Apple iPhone 6S: What's the difference?

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HTC has officially added the One A9 to its smartphone line up. The device offers a very premium looking build, which is similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. The One A9 isn't flagship in terms of specs but the design suggests otherwise. It's like the... >>

HTC One A9 vs Nexus 5X, Moto X Play, OnePlus 2, Galaxy A5, Xperia M5: What's the difference?

HTC One A9 vs Nexus 5X, Moto X Play, OnePlus 2, Galaxy A5, Xperia M5: What's the difference?

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HTC has officially announced the much-rumoured One A9 smartphone. It comes with a lovely premium build and some good specs, even if they don't quite hit flagship territory. We have put HTC's new device up against a few of the other mid-range Android smartphones... >>

Check out the stunning Electrolux Design Lab finalists, they could improve your family life

Check out the stunning Electrolux Design Lab finalists, they could improve your family life

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Electrolux holds a global competition called Design Lab every year, which sees design students from all over the world come up with some weird and wonderful, time-relevant concepts for future homes. The competition presents what you could see in a smarthome... >>

Withings Aura Total Sleep System review: Dreams can come true
4.0 stars

Withings Aura Total Sleep System review: Dreams can come true

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Tracking sleep is always something we have been a little sceptical about. Firstly, it's almost impossible to determine how accurate a device is at monitoring your sleep - it's not like being in a lab under observation. Secondly, if you've had a bad night's... >>

What is Siri? Apple's personal voice assistant explained

What is Siri? Apple's personal voice assistant explained

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Siri is Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant and she, or he, has been around for a few years now. The assistant first appeared on the iPhone 4S and it was described by Apple as the best thing on the iPhone during the launch presentation. Twice.... >>

Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL vs Apple iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus vs Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P: What's the difference between the flagships?

Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL vs Apple iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus vs Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P: What's the difference between the flagships?

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It's been a busy few weeks for flagship phones across all platforms - iOS, Android and Windows. Apple announced the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus first, followed closely by Google and the Nexus 5X and 6S devices. Microsoft then completed the flagship platform... >>

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950 XL vs Lumia 930: What's the difference?

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950 XL vs Lumia 930: What's the difference?

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Microsoft has finally announced the heavily rumoured Windows 10 flagships - the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL, succeeding the Lumia 930. The 950 and the 950 XL are very similar when it comes to design and specs, differing in just a few areas such as... >>

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950 XL: What's the difference?

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950 XL: What's the difference?

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Microsoft has announced a number of devices during its 6 October event, including the heavily rumoured Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, lower-spec Lumia 550 and the new Surface Pro 4. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones have been speculated upon for... >>

Which iPhone is best for you? iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6S Plus?

Which iPhone is best for you? iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6S Plus?

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There is plenty of choice when it comes to smartphones, almost too much in fact. Chances are if you are reading this feature however, you have at least narrowed your options down to the iPhone. So as you have discarded Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry,... >>

LG V10 vs Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, Nexus 6P, Moto X Style and LG G4: What's the difference?

LG V10 vs Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, Nexus 6P, Moto X Style and LG G4: What's the difference?

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LG has announced a new Android superphone going by the name of V10. It is the first of a new line of "V" smartphones, which will set a focus on premium specs and materials. The LG V10 has some interesting features up its sleeve including two displays,... >>

Nexus 6P vs S6 edge Plus, Moto X Style, LG G4, Xperia Z5 Premium, Mate S: What's the difference?

Nexus 6P vs S6 edge Plus, Moto X Style, LG G4, Xperia Z5 Premium, Mate S: What's the difference?

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Google has announced its new Nexus smartphones, introducing the world to the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The two devices were heavily rumoured in the run up to their unveiling, leaving little to the imagination. We have compared the Nexus 5X to what we consider... >>

Nexus 5X vs Galaxy S6, Xperia Z5, OnePlus 2, Moto G and Moto X Play: What's the difference?

Nexus 5X vs Galaxy S6, Xperia Z5, OnePlus 2, Moto G and Moto X Play: What's the difference?

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Google has announced the much-anticipated Nexus 5X following months of rumours. The new device was unveiled during an event in San Francisco, stepping in to replace the 2-year-old Nexus 5. You can read about how the Nexus 5X compares to the Nexus 5 here,... >>

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

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

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Google has finally announced the new Nexus handsets following months and months of speculation.  The Nexus 5X is set to replace the two-year old Nexus 5, while the Nexus 6P will stand in for the Nexus 6 and we have compared the two devices against... >>

Nexus 6P vs Nexus 6: What's the difference?

Nexus 6P vs Nexus 6: What's the difference?

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Google has announced two Nexus devices, with a replacement for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6 unveiled at an event in San Francisco. The two devices have been heavily leaked over the last couple of months, so there was little left to the imagination but... >>

Apple OS X El Capitan almost ready for download: 10 new features to try

Apple OS X El Capitan almost ready for download: 10 new features to try

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Apple's next operating system, OS X El Capitan, will be available as a free upgrade to its Mac users on the 30 September, and follows on from  the Yosemite release launched last year. OS X El Capitan brings with it several new features, all of which... >>

Future of Sonos: New Play:5 speaker and Trueplay software announced, but what's next?

Future of Sonos: New Play:5 speaker and Trueplay software announced, but what's next?

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Sonos has announced a completely redesigned and refreshed Play:5 multi-room speaker, along with a new software feature called Trueplay that will allow you to custom-tune your existing Sonos speakers.   The new Play:5 presents a new direction for the... >>

Osram Lightify review: Lights out for Philips Hue?
4.0 stars

Osram Lightify review: Lights out for Philips Hue?

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Go back five years and you would have probably laughed if someone told you smartphone or smartwatch-controlled lighting in your home, such as the Osram Lightify, would be a thing one day. Well it is a thing now, and a big thing at that. Philips Hue launched... >>

In brief: Everything Apple announced on 9 September

In brief: Everything Apple announced on 9 September

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Apple held its annual September event in San Francisco, but it wasn't just new iPhones that graced the stage. We have rounded up everything announced by Apple on 9 September in bite-sized pieces to make it easy to see what's new. Apple Watch Don't get... >>

5 new features on the Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

5 new features on the Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

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It's been a year since Apple announced the iPhone 6 and its bigger brother the iPhone 6 Plus, which only means one thing - the 'S' version of these two devices are now here, taking over as the latest and greatest iPhones. Or the "most advanced smartphones... >>