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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Apple iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Apple iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

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Sony announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, delivering what the Japanese company claims is the world's slimmest and lightest 10-inch tablet. It lands in a market with some stiff competition, from the HTC-designed Nexus 9... >>

Why the Guess Connect is the sexiest smartwatch there is (hands-on)

Why the Guess Connect is the sexiest smartwatch there is (hands-on)

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Guess announced the Guess Connect smartwatch at CES 2015 and while we saw it at the Las Vegas show, it was Mobile World Congress where we fell head over heels in love with it.  The fashion company may be better known for its handbags and shoes,... >>

Creior Harmony Watch: Stylish well-being wearable for women (hands-on)

Creior Harmony Watch: Stylish well-being wearable for women (hands-on)

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Creoir unveiled the Harmony Watch concept at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, introducing a new take on what the activity tracker could become. The Harmony Watch is a well-being wearable designed for women, which detects motion, light and sleep patterns... >>

Honor 4X: Mid-rangers wouldn't give a XXXX for anything else (hands-on)

Honor 4X: Mid-rangers wouldn't give a XXXX for anything else (hands-on)

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Honor has announced the launch of the 4X smartphone during its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It will be aimed at the European market and will be targeted at a slightly lower sector than the brand's previously announced Honor... >>

Honor 6 Plus: The two-lens snapping smartphone is coming to Europe (hands-on)

Honor 6 Plus: The two-lens snapping smartphone is coming to Europe (hands-on)

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Honor has used its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to announce a new mid-range device going by the name of the 4X, as well as launch its previously announced Honor 6 Plus smartphone in the European market.  The Honor 6 Plus was... >>

Piper nv smarthome camera system doesn't just see burglars, it scares them away (hands-on)

Piper nv smarthome camera system doesn't just see burglars, it scares them away (hands-on)

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Icontrol Networks has announced a new Piper at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, building on the original all-in-one home security and video monitoring system. The new model, called Piper nv, introduces a new camera system and night vision to the... >>

HP Spectre x360 hands-on: A slim, sexy, sophisticated two-in-one

HP Spectre x360 hands-on: A slim, sexy, sophisticated two-in-one

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HP has announced the Spectre x360 at Mobile World Congress, offering a 13.3-inch laptop that effortlessly turns into a tablet thanks to the geared hinge.  It's a beautiful looking device that oozes premium appeal and we were impressed by how professional... >>

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard hands-on: Portable productivity

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard hands-on: Portable productivity

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Microsoft has announced a universal keyboard at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but it isn't just any keyboard - this one folds in half.  The Microsoft Universal Folding Keyboard will work with iPhones, iPads, Android devices and Windows devices... >>

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua vs Sony Xperia Z3: What's the difference from mid-range to flagship?

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua vs Sony Xperia Z3: What's the difference from mid-range to flagship?

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Sony announced a new mid-range smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona rather than a new flagship, but just because the Xperia M4 Aqua doesn't have a 'Z' in its name, it doesn't mean it should be ignored. The Japanse company has gone to town... >>

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Google Nexus 9: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Google Nexus 9: What's the difference?

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Sony has announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which it claims is not only "made for entertainment", but also carries the tag of the "world's lightest and slimmest 10-inch tablet". It may wipe the floor with its predecessor,... >>

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet: What's the difference?

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Sony has announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, succeeding the Xperia Z2 Tablet that launched at last year's show with the same size display but a reduction in footprint. The Xperia Z4 Tablet makes numerous improvements... >>

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hands-on: Flagship features for mid-range price

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hands-on: Flagship features for mid-range price

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Sony didn't follow its traditional flagship smartphone release cycle at this year's Mobile World Congress, resulting in no Xperia Z4, but the Japanese company did pull something else out of the bag - the Xperia M4 Aqua. The Xperia M4 Aqua is Sony's... >>

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet hands-on: Slimmer, lighter and sexier

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet hands-on: Slimmer, lighter and sexier

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Sony has introduced the successor to its Z2 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and despite no sign of an Xperia Z4 smartphone, the new 10.1-incher is called the Xperia Z4 Tablet. The Xperia Z4 Tablet carries the tag "Made to Entertain" and... >>

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua looks like the Xperia Z3, but it's only €299

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua looks like the Xperia Z3, but it's only €299

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Sony has announced the Xperia M4 Aqua at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, introducing an update to its mid-range smartphone portfolio rather than a new flagship. Just because it isn't flagship territory however, doesn't mean the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua... >>

No Sony Xperia Z4, but there is an Xperia Z4 Tablet that wants to replace your laptop

No Sony Xperia Z4, but there is an Xperia Z4 Tablet that wants to replace your laptop

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One year on, Sony has announced the Xperia Z2 Tablet's successor at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, delivering what it claims to be "the world's lightest and slimmest 10-inch" tablet. The waterproof Xperia Z4 Tablet measures 254 x 167 x 6.1mm and... >>

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet accessories hands-on: Slim protection, smart speaker and laptop conversion

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet accessories hands-on: Slim protection, smart speaker and laptop conversion

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Sony has announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, along with a couple of specifically-designed accessories that will help protect the new device, as well as turn it into a 10.1-inch laptop. The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is 6.1mm... >>

Huawei TalkBand N1 hands-on: This wireless headset tracks activity, plays music and accepts calls

Huawei TalkBand N1 hands-on: This wireless headset tracks activity, plays music and accepts calls

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Huawei has turned its focus away from smartphones and towards the wearable sector for this year's MWC. Three devices have been announced, including an Android Wear smartwatch, a successor to the activity tracker and Bluetooth headset TalkBand B1 and... >>

Huawei TalkBand B2 hands-on: Adding a touch of premium to activity tracking

Huawei TalkBand B2 hands-on: Adding a touch of premium to activity tracking

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Huawei has introduced the successor to its TalkBand B1 activity tracker come Bluetooth earpiece at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, after announcing it would be turning its focus to wearables for this year's show. The TalkBand B2 offers many of the... >>

Huawei focuses on wearables with launch of TalkBand B2 and TalkBand N1

Huawei focuses on wearables with launch of TalkBand B2 and TalkBand N1

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Chinese company Huawei has focussed on the wearable sector at Mobile World Congress this year, hoping to become a "leader in the wearable space". Three wearable devices have been announced including a new Android Wear smartwatch, the TalkBand B2 and the... >>

MWC 2015: What to expect from HTC, LG, Sony, Samsung and more

MWC 2015: What to expect from HTC, LG, Sony, Samsung and more

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It might feel like only yesterday the latest stream of flagship smartphones arrived from the likes of Sony, Samsung and HTC but come 1 March, they are all likely to be old news. Mobile World Congress will be kicking off in Barcelona in a couple of days and... >>

Motorola Moto E (2015) vs Motorola Moto E (2014): What's the difference?

Motorola Moto E (2015) vs Motorola Moto E (2014): What's the difference?

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Motorola has announced the successor to its popular Moto E smartphone, improving a couple of the key specifications, as well as introducing 4G LTE connectivity to the budget handset. The company is calling it the "new Moto E" and while it may be the cheapest... >>

Fitbit Charge HR review: Great for gym goers
4.5 stars

Fitbit Charge HR review: Great for gym goers

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Fitbit has an entire family of activity trackers, from the simple Fitbit Zip which counts steps, distance and calories burned, to the Fitbit Flex which adds active minutes and sleep monitoring. The Fitbit Charge HR is the next step up in the range, expanding... >>

Flipping pancakes and crack addictions: 5 great apps for Lent

Flipping pancakes and crack addictions: 5 great apps for Lent

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Pancake Day has finally arrived, which means you have the perfect excuse to flip and fry as much batter as you want without feeling guilty. It also means that when you wake up tomorrow, Lent begins, which gives you another opportunity to start a failed... >>

Withings Home review: More than just a smart camera
4.0 stars

Withings Home review: More than just a smart camera

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Withings is better known for its health monitoring devices, but activity trackers and smart scales aren't the only pies it has its fingers in. The Withings Home is an HD camera with air quality sensors that allow you to monitor your home using an accompanying... >>

Want to be a supermodel? YouCam Make Up app can help

Want to be a supermodel? YouCam Make Up app can help

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London Fashion Week is fast approaching and with it comes the bombardment of the supermodel breed and their symmetrical faces, perfect genes and tiny waist lines. They are among some of the world's most beautiful people but that's not to say the rest... >>