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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... >>

Valentine's Day: 11 great gadget gifts for girls

Valentine's Day: 11 great gadget gifts for girls

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It's nearly that time of year again where everything is in full blown romantic swing. Yes, it's almost Valentine's Day and that means if you haven't already done so, it might be worth getting a last minute gift for that special person in your life.... >>

HP Sprout hands-on: Behold the PC of the future

HP Sprout hands-on: Behold the PC of the future

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HP introduced a new Windows PC called Sprout in October last year but it isn't just your average desktop computer, it is an immersive computing platform that combines an all-in-one desktop with a natural user interface to provide an entirely touch-input... >>

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... >>

Withings Pulse Ox review: Cute and clever
4.0 stars

Withings Pulse Ox review: Cute and clever

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Withings introduced the Pulse activity tracker back in 2013, delivering a small device with the ability to track steps, count calories, measure elevation, monitor your heart rate and track your sleep quality. The company decided that wasn't enough and... >>

Huawei Ascend P8 will launch 15 April in London

Huawei Ascend P8 will launch 15 April in London

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Huawei's next flagship smartphone, the Ascend P8, will launch in April according to Jerry Huang, Huawei's director of marketing communications. Talking to Pocket-lint during a media trip to Huawei's HQ in Shanghai, the new device will debut in London... >>

Huawei wants to offer true value, but that means no 4K displays

Huawei wants to offer true value, but that means no 4K displays

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Huawei has plans to make itself better known in the UK market by delivering true value to the consumer, but for now, that doesn't include a 4K screen on its future smartphones. According to Kevin Ho, president of handsets product line at the company,... >>

Huawei to reveal tablets and three new wearables at MWC 2015 (updated)

Huawei to reveal tablets and three new wearables at MWC 2015 (updated)

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Huawei has announced its brand strategy for 2015 during a media trip to its head quarters in Shenzen, China, and has revealed the company will be introducing three new wearables and tablets at Mobile World Congress in 2015. A focus will be put on "premium... >>

Office for Android now available alongside iOS but can be expensive: Here are seven alternatives

Office for Android now available alongside iOS but can be expensive: Here are seven alternatives

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Microsoft Office has been available to Apple iPhone and iPad users since last year, allowing you to create and edit documents and do more with a paid Office 365 subscription, and now Microsoft has finally announced the same for Android tablet users.... >>

LG RoboSense CordZero will stalk you like a creepy vacuum cleaner

LG RoboSense CordZero will stalk you like a creepy vacuum cleaner

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LG announced a new vacuum cleaner called CordZero at its annual InnoFest conference, which took place this year in Lisbon, Portugal. The CordZero is a cordless canister vacuum cleaner that is not only power cord free, as the name would suggest, but it... >>

LG Styler will freshen your clothes to save washing and ironing (hands-on)

LG Styler will freshen your clothes to save washing and ironing (hands-on)

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LG announced an updated model of its LG Styler at CES 2015 and we managed to get a quick look at it in action during the company's InnoFest conference in Portugal. The LG Styler is a clothing management system designed to refresh clothes without detergents... >>

LG P7 Music Flow Bluetooth speaker hands-on: Colour, quality and portability

LG P7 Music Flow Bluetooth speaker hands-on: Colour, quality and portability

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LG has shown off a new Bluetooth speaker called the P7 at its InnoFest 2015 conference in Portugal, adding to its Music Flow range of speakers. A very similar Music Flow portable Wi-Fi speaker was announced just before CES 2015, known as the H4,... >>

Fitbit Flex review: Smart but not sexy
4.0 stars

Fitbit Flex review: Smart but not sexy

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking world with several options under its belt, claiming to have one to suit everyone.  The Fitbit Flex is described by the company as "the stylish wristband that fits your lifestyle" and it will do all sorts... >>

Could LG's new smarthome strategy bring about a unified platform for the Internet of Things?

Could LG's new smarthome strategy bring about a unified platform for the Internet of Things?

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One of the problems with the smarthome sector at present is that everybody seems to be doing their own thing. There is no unified platform that ensures products from different manufacturers all work together. However, LG is making strides to bring something... >>