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Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?

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As of the end of last month, April, roaming fees across Europe have dropped dramatically thanks to an EU directive. In addition, the European Commission will scrap roaming data charges in its 28 member countries entirely from June 2017. Until then though,... >>

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.... >>

HTC Petra / One Wear smartwatch: What's the story so far?

HTC Petra / One Wear smartwatch: What's the story so far?

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The idea of HTC launching a wearable has been kicking about for some time now. Whether these rumours are wishful thinking or whether they have any truth behind them remains to be seen though. That might all be about to change however as the rumours and... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

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Apple announced its next-generation of 9.7-inch iPad, along with a new 4-inch iPhone and a few new straps for the Apple Watch at an event in March.The latest 9.7-inch iPad doesn't sit in the Air range like the previous medium-sized slabs though. Several refinements... >>

Amazon Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

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Amazon announced the first Kindle in 2007 and since then we have seen seven generations go by. The eighth has now been announced in the form of the Kindle Oasis and it joins the current line up of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyager.All... >>

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... >>

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

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

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Fitbit has been in the activity tracking field a lot longer than many of its competitors and its experience 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.... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

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The Apple iPad Pro was announced in September 2015 after months and months of rumours and speculation. It is no small device with a display size of 12.9-inches in comparison to the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and its smaller brother, the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4,... >>

Best iPad Pro 9.7 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro 9.7 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

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Apple announced a new addition to its iPad line-up in the form of the iPad Pro 9.7 at an event in March. The smaller iPad Pro was revealed in place of a next-generation Air model and it brings with it a host of features, including Apple Pencil compatibility... >>