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Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced successors to the original Pebble, as well as the Pebble Time. The company revealed three new devices in the form of the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core, the latter of which is a fitness tracker.You can read all out how... >>

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced a trio of new devices comprising the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core.The Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 are both successors to the original Pebble and the original Pebble Time, but how do they differ from each other?Read on... >>

Harmony of the Seas: 17 amazing reasons to go on the world's largest cruise ship

Harmony of the Seas: 17 amazing reasons to go on the world's largest cruise ship

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Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas isn't just another cruise ship, it's the largest cruise ship in the world.It isn't all about size though, despite being a whopping 361-metres long, 66.4-metres wide and 227,000 tonnes in weight, it also has to be... >>

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

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Google announced Android Instant Apps during its Google I/O 2016 developer conference. They represent a big change in how apps are managed, as well as how many apps you might end up having on your phone in the future.Android Instant Apps will allow users... >>

Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?

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Sony Mobile churns out smartphones like they are going out of fashion. There are currently four devices available to buy across its M range and Z range, but the company has another four within the new X range, three of which will launch in the summer.... >>

Android Pay in the UK: Here's how to get set up

Android Pay in the UK: Here's how to get set up

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Android Pay finally arrived in the UK in May 2016, following its launch in the US last year.The service allows anyone with a compatible bank and an NFC-enabled Android device running KitKat 4.4 or above to pay for items using their phone anywhere that... >>

Misfit Ray review: Design over delivery
3.5 stars

Misfit Ray review: Design over delivery

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Misfit has long understood that an activity tracker doesn't have to look like a wrist-worn rubber band. With some of its products worn in a trainer or sock, plus a partnership with Swarovski, there are a multitude of options on its roster.But if giant... >>

Apple iPhone 6S vs Apple iPhone 6: Is it worth the upgrade?

Apple iPhone 6S vs Apple iPhone 6: Is it worth the upgrade?

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Apple announced the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in September 2015, but despite being an S year, the company claimed it "changed everything about the new iPhones". The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus succeed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, although the two... >>

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

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Instant messaging service WhatsApp has announced a desktop app, offering yet another way to make it as easy as possible to keep up to date with all your WhatsApp messages throughout the day.The desktop app works in exactly the same way as WhatsApp web,... >>

Huawei P9 vs P8: Is it worth upgrading?

Huawei P9 vs P8: Is it worth upgrading?

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Huawei has made several smartphone announcements over the last few months. The Mate S and the Mate 8 both arrived in the latter half of 2015 and received plenty of praise. They are now joined by the Chinese company's next flagship and it's bigger brother... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: Which is better?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: Which is better?

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Samsung and LG both unveiled their 2016 flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March and both are now available to buy in the UK and the US.The Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 see the South Korean companies go head-to-head once again.... >>

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2: What’s the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2: What’s the difference?

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Apple announced the original iPad Pro at an event in September 2015. It marked a new territory for the company, with a screen size of 12.9-inches and a range of features on board aimed at productivity. It was the tablet pitched to replace your laptop.The... >>

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

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LG announced the Stylus 2 smartphone at Mobile World Congress back in March and it is now available exclusively through O2 in the UK.The device arrived alongside the X Series of smartphones, as well as the flagship LG G5 and while its specs aren't groundbreaking,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?

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If you're into smartphones, you probably already know that Samsung is lining up to be crowned with the Galaxy S7. The company has already seen success with its newest smartphone, but it has another challenger.HTC is back and this time there's a serious... >>

Dyson Supersonic: The £300 hairdryer, because you're worth it

Dyson Supersonic: The £300 hairdryer, because you're worth it

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Dyson is officially entering the beauty market. Yes really. Those people that made the first vacuum cleaner that allowed you to see how much dirt was in your home have gone about reinventing the hairdryer.The Dyson Supersonic looks a little like those... >>

HTC 10 vs LG G5: Which is better?

HTC 10 vs LG G5: Which is better?

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HTC announced its next flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, at the beginning of April, looking to re-find form and take the fight to the likes of Samsung and LG.LG's modular handset, the LG G5, came earlier in the year and it brought a range of innovations,... >>

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference?

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Apple confirmed the iPhone SE at an event in Cupertino in March, putting to rest all the rumours.The iPhone SE succeeds the 4-inch iPhone 5S, bringing a new and improved smaller iPhone to the company's line up.We have put the specs of the iPhone SE... >>

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

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Apple finally announced a new 4-inch iPhone, following months and months of rumours. The iPhone SE was unveiled at an event in Cupertino in March and it replaces the existing iPhone 5S.For those wondering how it compares to the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone... >>

HTC 10 vs One M9: Which is better?

HTC 10 vs One M9: Which is better?

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HTC announced a new flagship, the HTC 10, at the beginning of April. It's a new start for the company's flagship smartphone, dropping both the One name and the M designation.It comes in to right the wrongs of the HTC One M9, a phone that took an awkward... >>

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

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Google's Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P were announced after much speculation during an event in San Francisco at the end of September 2015.The Nexus 5X is a 5.2-inch smartphone with a metal frame and a exchangeable polycarbonate rear, while the Nexus 6P is... >>

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

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Messe Berlin, the organisers behind consumer electronic show IFA that takes place annually in Berlin in September, has launched a new event in Shenzhen called CE China.First thoughts? God help us, not another consumer electronics show. Second thoughts?... >>

Dlodlo V One: Is VR about to get fashionable?

Dlodlo V One: Is VR about to get fashionable?

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Dlodlo might not be a company that's easy to spell correctly, or pronounce, but it is one that is doing its best to make virtual reality fashionable.Let's face it, the current VR options aren't exactly the prettiest. The likes of HTC Vive and Oculus are... >>

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250

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Philips has revealed the suite of health products it announced at IFA 2015 are now available, with the Health Watch to follow at this year's IFA, costing around €250.The products include the watch, scales and blood pressure monitor, as well as a thermometer,... >>

Farewell BlackBerry OS: Here are the 23 best BlackBerry phones that changed the world

Farewell BlackBerry OS: Here are the 23 best BlackBerry phones that changed the world

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BlackBerry has announced its operating software BB10 is officially dead. It's a sad time. Not because future devices will be Android, but because it marks the end of yet another era for the Canadian company. Once upon a time, BlackBerry was the absolute... >>

Finally, a smart fridge with a useful feature: Here's to no more warm beer

Finally, a smart fridge with a useful feature: Here's to no more warm beer

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When it comes to appliances, there aren't many exciting features that warrant their own story. That is, unless the words "party mode" appear, then we enter an entirely different realm of excitement.Thankfully, we may never have to endure a luke warm... >>

What could the kitchen of the future feature? Whirlpool just might have the answer

What could the kitchen of the future feature? Whirlpool just might have the answer

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Smarthome is a term that's been kicking around for a while. Although there are plenty of solutions already available to turn your home into a smarter one, it is still a term associated with the future rather than the here and now.There are smart lighting... >>

Cooking for dummies: Whirlpool's SmartCook puts a chef by your side

Cooking for dummies: Whirlpool's SmartCook puts a chef by your side

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Appliances used to be pretty boring. Let's face it, a white box that washes clothes and a black box that cooks food is not exactly ground breaking, even if it once was. Luckily though, the white goods world has picked up its pace of late.Whirlpool revealed... >>

Huawei P9 vs P9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

Huawei P9 vs P9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

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Huawei launched its new flagships - the P9 and P9 Plus - at an event in London in April. The P9 was the subject of rumours for several months, as well as plenty of image leaks so if you followed the speculation, its design probably didn't come as... >>

Apple iPhone SE: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple iPhone SE: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Apple announced the iPhone SE at its Special Event on 21 March, launching the updated version of its smaller-format iPhone alongside a smaller iPad Pro.It replaces the iPhone 5S, bringing a lot of what you loved about that phone, fusing it with much of... >>

Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier will give you an unpolluted, connected, home

Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier will give you an unpolluted, connected, home

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Dyson doesn't just want to make sure your floors are nice and clean, it is hoping to make sure the air you breathe inside your home is clean too. Apparently the air inside your home can be up to five times more polluted than outside. Not great right?... >>

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

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The Apple Watch has been out since April 2015 but while there are plenty of options when it comes to case colours, materials and straps through Apple, it only offers one official docking station for holding the Watch. The Magnetic Charging Dock activates... >>

What to expect at Apple's 21 March event: iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and more

What to expect at Apple's 21 March event: iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and more

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Apple has issued invitations to an event on 21 March, saying "Let us loop you in".Rumours about a March event have been circulating for some time, and now it's official: we're going to be facing a range of new launches from the Cupertino company.Apple's... >>

Fitbit Blaze review: Trailblazer or fitness failure?
4.0 stars

Fitbit Blaze review: Trailblazer or fitness failure?

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Fitbit is well known in the activity tracking field. In fact, with claims of almost 80 per cent of this market, it is probably the company most people will have at least heard of when it comes to devices for monitoring how much you move. Despite this,... >>

Fit up, look smart: MyZone adds apparel and new app

Fit up, look smart: MyZone adds apparel and new app

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MyZone was one of the few companies at the Wearable Technology Show 2016 that actually announced something new. Following the launch of a women's sports bra integrating MyZone's effort-rewarding tech at CES 2016, it has used the London wearable show to... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: Should you upgrade to Samsung's new flagship?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: Should you upgrade to Samsung's new flagship?

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Samsung has two new flagship handsets, replacing it's popular S6 models. Announced at Mobile World Congress 2016, and now available to buy globally, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is set to be one of the hottest phones of 2016.But the phone it replaces, the Samsung... >>

Top reasons why you should upgrade from Samsung Galaxy S6 to Galaxy S7

Top reasons why you should upgrade from Samsung Galaxy S6 to Galaxy S7

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are great, brilliant in fact. So if you made the decision to buy one of them last April, you've probably been patting yourself on the back for the last year.Their time is up, however, with the Galaxy... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 deals

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 deals

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 will arrive on 11 March starting at £569 for the 32GB model, making it just £70 cheaper than its larger sibling - the Galaxy S7 edge.If the standard model is the one you want, buying it outright and opting for a SIM-only plan will... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 edge deals

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 edge deals

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge will hit shelves on 11 March, with prices starting from £639 for the 32GB model. Pre-orders are already open across the networks though, with some offering incentives like a free Gear VR. If you can afford to buy the new dual-edge... >>

Nespresso gets connected: Here are a few more must-have smart kitchen gadgets

Nespresso gets connected: Here are a few more must-have smart kitchen gadgets

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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... >>

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

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Sony announced the X series at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, comprising three new smartphones. The company also confirmed the Z series will end with the Xperia Z5, leaving the new X range to take over. The Xperia X Performance sits at the top of... >>

A closer look at LG's X cam and X screen smartphones

A closer look at LG's X cam and X screen smartphones

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LG has a busy Mobile World Congress this year, not only did it launch its new flagship - the LG G5 - but we also saw two mid-rangers appear in the form of the X cam and the X screen.The LG X series was teased in the run up to the mobile-focused show but... >>

ZTE Blade V7: All about that metal, that metal, no plastic

ZTE Blade V7: All about that metal, that metal, no plastic

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Chinese company ZTE announced a number of devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including a couple of new additions to its Blade series.The Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite both launched at the show, destined for Germany, Spain and Mexico. The V7... >>

Saygus V Squared: Squaring up to the competition

Saygus V Squared: Squaring up to the competition

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Saygus first announced its entrance into the smartphone world in 2015 and it was greeted with huge amounts of praise.This year sees the company make a couple of changes here and there, including the latest version of Android and some hardware advancements,... >>

Alcatel Idol 4S: Premium smartphone, budget VR in one

Alcatel Idol 4S: Premium smartphone, budget VR in one

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Alcatel, formerly known as Alcatel OneTouch, announced the Idol 4 series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2016, succeeding the Idol 3 range.The Idol 4 series comprises two handsets - the Idol 4 and the Idol 4S - both of which have an interesting... >>

Sony exec confirms company will not launch an Xperia Z6

Sony exec confirms company will not launch an Xperia Z6

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Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was more pertinent to Sony than some may have initially realised. A new Xperia range of smartphones called the X series were announced at the show, believed to sit below the flagship Z line. However, it has now been... >>

Sony Xperia X Performance: The Sony smartphone everyone should be talking about

Sony Xperia X Performance: The Sony smartphone everyone should be talking about

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You may have heard by now that Sony announced a new line of Xperia devices at Mobile World Congress, called the X series.The range has three smartphones within it comprising the Xperia X, Xperia XA and the Xperia X Performance. This latter model is the... >>

These are the new Guess Connect watches and they are amazing

These are the new Guess Connect watches and they are amazing

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Fashion brand Guess first announced its entry to the world of smartwatches at CES 2015. The Guess Connect took its design cues from the Guess Rigor watch but added smart functionality from Martian.It prioritised being a good-looking, stylish watch with... >>

Sony Xperia Eye, Projector, Agent: Concept visions of a connected future

Sony Xperia Eye, Projector, Agent: Concept visions of a connected future

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Alongside the launch of new handsets, Sony revealed a collection of Xperia concepts at Mobile World Congress 2016, products designed to help users interact in a more meaningful way.The Xperia Eye, Xperia Projector and Xperia Agent, constitute a line-up... >>

Sony Xperia XA: Edge-to-edge beauty

Sony Xperia XA: Edge-to-edge beauty

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Sony used Mobile World Congress to announce a new series of smartphones that will sit below the flagship Z line and above the mid-range M line.The Xperia X series features three handsets - the Xperia X, the Xperia XA and the Xperia X Performance. The... >>

Sony stokes sub-flagship smartphone selection with new Xperia X series

Sony stokes sub-flagship smartphone selection with new Xperia X series

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Sony has announced a new smartphone range at Mobile World Congress 2016 called the X series. No, you're not getting deja vu, the same name was used for LG's new mid-range smartphones in the run up to the show.The Sony X series is aiming above the mid-range... >>