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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced its latest Note, adding to its 2016 flagship smartphone line-up. The Galaxy Note 7 brings a fabulous design and some serious power with it, something that has come to be expected from the Note range. The latest Note device to come... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Rumour vs reality

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Rumour vs reality

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You may have heard by now that Samsung has finally officially announced its new Note. Yes, officially. No more rumours. Well, at least not when it comes to the Galaxy Note 7.If you're a Note fan and you've been following the leaks over the past few months,... >>

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: So you can Pokemon Go and Go and Go

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: So you can Pokemon Go and Go and Go

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The biggest problem facing modern smartphones is battery life. If you're part of the Pokemon Go craze and you keep running out of battery, then a battery case will let you catch more Pokemon. Or you might just work long hours, make a lot of calls and... >>

13 secret WhatsApp tricks

13 secret WhatsApp tricks

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WhatsApp. Wonderful, wonderful, WhatsApp. The messaging service that made BBM look boring and text messages redundant. Of course there are now heaps of messaging services around, but WhatsApp has had a massive head start on almost all of them, meaning... >>

Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 Play vs Moto G (2015): Which should you choose?

Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 Play vs Moto G (2015): Which should you choose?

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The king of budget smartphones - the Moto G - has been updated, again. There isn't just one model marking the fourth generation of the handset though, instead Lenovo-owned Motorola announced three - the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the Moto G4 Play. The... >>

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G3 (2015): What's the difference?

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G3 (2015): What's the difference?

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched a flurry of smartphones this year, one of which is the new Moto E. It's being called the Moto E3 and it offers some pretty decent specs for its £99.95 price tag. With last year's Moto G now starting at just £129 though,... >>

BlackBerry DTEK50 vs BlackBerry Priv: What's the difference?

BlackBerry DTEK50 vs BlackBerry Priv: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry is said to be announcing three smartphones over the next 12 months, the first of which has debuted as "the world's most secure Android smartphone".The device was codenamed Hamburg and Neon in rumours leading up to its announcement, but... >>

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G4 vs G4 Plus vs G4 Play: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G4 vs G4 Plus vs G4 Play: What's the difference?

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Motorola has announced several smartphones this year, including a new Moto Z range, a refreshed Moto G range comprising three devices alone and an updated Moto E.The Moto G range and Moto E both sit within the budget end of the market, but with four... >>

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto E (2015): What's the difference?

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto E (2015): What's the difference?

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched several phones this year, hitting a range of price points. The Moto Z aims for the higher end of the market, the Moto G falls towards to lower end of the mid-range, while the latest Moto E continues to fulfill the budget... >>

How to make your home smart right now

How to make your home smart right now

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Smarthomes were once associated with the rich and famous. The kind of houses you only saw in your dreams or TV programmes like Cribs. That's no longer the case. There are hundreds of devices available these days that not only make a smarthome possible,... >>

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

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There are some things in life that manage to put a little spring in your step. Whether that be the spectacular view from the top of a mountain, a new smartphone, or a collection of 280 heritage cars all under one roof. If that last one has just made... >>

Driving with Nissan ProPILOT: Removing the legwork

Driving with Nissan ProPILOT: Removing the legwork

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Nissan is one of the latest car manufacturers to hop on the autonomous driving bandwagon, having just announced its ProPILOT technology. The system is heading for the UK version of the Qashqai in 2017 and it aims is to assist drivers on the motorway,... >>

Best LG G5 cases: Protect your new LG smartphone

Best LG G5 cases: Protect your new LG smartphone

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LG announced its new flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress at the end of February and it's a beauty. The G5 was one of the more interesting announcements that came out of the trade show in Barcelona, mainly thanks to its modular design.The LG... >>

Withings Go review: Tracking on a budget
3.5 stars

Withings Go review: Tracking on a budget

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French company Withings has been central to the activity tracking and health markets for some time. It might not be as well known as the likes of Fitbit, but it has produced some winning devices in the past. Buy into the Withings platform and your options... >>

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky+HD vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky+HD vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

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Sky announced its new entertainment service - Sky Q - at the end of November 2015, followed by a new Now TV option called Now TV Smart Box at the end of June 2016. Both have now joined the broadcaster's options, with Sky Q bringing a more fluid and... >>

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

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HTC's latest and greatest flagship finally arrived in April. The HTC 10 is a beautiful device offering a full metal build, chamfered edges on the front and the rear, as well as some cracking specs.The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powers the show, supported... >>

Nissan makes autonomous driving accessible: ProPILOT coming to Qashqai in 2017

Nissan makes autonomous driving accessible: ProPILOT coming to Qashqai in 2017

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Nissan has announced the launch of its autonomous driving technology, ProPILOT. The technology sees its debut on the new Nissan Serena that launches in Japan in August, but it will be coming to Europe in 2017 on the Nissan Qashqai, bringing self-driving... >>

Best budget smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy for under £200

Best budget smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy for under £200

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The budget smartphone market has really come into its own over the last couple of years, with numerous devices appearing with price tags under £200 and an aim to offer you a good enough smartphone experience that you don't need to splash half a grand... >>

Wimbledon 2016: Behind the scenes with ESPN, 84 cameras and 120 members of staff

Wimbledon 2016: Behind the scenes with ESPN, 84 cameras and 120 members of staff

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If you're a tennis fan, there is a very good chance you've been glued to your phone, TV or tablet the last few days trying not to miss any of the highlights from the wonderfully British sporting event that is Wimbledon. For those lucky enough to have... >>

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus X: Which should you choose?

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus X: Which should you choose?

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OnePlus finally unveiled its latest "flagship killer" at an event in June following months and months of rumours. As expected, the OnePlus 3 follows in the path of its predecessor, offering tremendous value for money but is it the right OnePlus device... >>

Fitbit Alta review: High praise for low-level fitness tracking
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Fitbit Alta review: High praise for low-level fitness tracking

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Fitbit is arguably one of the most well-known companies when it comes to activity tracking, monopolising around 70 per cent of the market. It not only offers a huge selection of devices in comparison to its competitors, but it also offers an excellent... >>

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now

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Intelligent heating systems are no longer something you find in the homes of the rich and famous, or those a step ahead of the curve.Over the last couple of years smart thermostats have really come into their own and there are now numerous options available,... >>

Wileyfox Spark preview: Cheap but not cheerful

Wileyfox Spark preview: Cheap but not cheerful

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British company Wileyfox has announced three new smartphones: the Spark, Spark+ and Spark X. The three devices all aim at the budget end of the smartphone market, priced between £90 and £130, making them all cheaper than both the new generation of... >>

Volkswagen Beetle Dune (2016) first drive: Rugged and ready

Volkswagen Beetle Dune (2016) first drive: Rugged and ready

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The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the world's most iconic cars. It might be available in various models these days, but there is no mistaking that bug shape, whether it's a 1940s model or one of the more recent variations. The latest model to join the Beetle... >>

Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has announced four devices this year comprising the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the more recent Moto Z and Moto Z Force.The Moto G4 and G4 Plus target the budget end of the smartphone market, while the Moto Z and Moto Z Force aim for... >>