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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... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the difference?

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Samsung announced its flagship Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year but that wasn't the only device to be unveiled on the stage. The South Korean company also revealed the Galaxy S6 edge. One year on and once again, two handsets... >>

Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 aims squarely at the iPad Pro and Surface 4

Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 aims squarely at the iPad Pro and Surface 4

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Huawei has announced the MateBook at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, putting the company in the 2-in-1 category. The Huawei MateBook goes firmly after the iPad Pro and Surface 4 with its detachable keyboard cover and MatePen stylus, the latter of... >>

LG G5 vs LG G4: What's the difference?

LG G5 vs LG G4: What's the difference?

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LG launched its G4 flagship smartphone in April 2015 and with it came a lovely leather finish, fantastic display, competitive price and a great camera. The South Korean company has now announced the successor to that perfect balance of phone meet phablet... >>

What does the LG X series reveal about the LG G5?

What does the LG X series reveal about the LG G5?

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LG has a habit of pre-announcing devices before they officially debut. It's a tactic the company has used for a while meaning by the time we get to the upcoming event or show, there are normally few surprises remaining. The LG G5 is the next hotly-anticipated... >>

Which Windows Phone is right for you? Microsoft Lumia 650 vs 550 vs 950 vs 950 XL

Which Windows Phone is right for you? Microsoft Lumia 650 vs 550 vs 950 vs 950 XL

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Microsoft has announced another Windows 10 smartphone to its portfolio in the form of the Lumia 650. The device is the first to appear with the operating system in 2016, joining three existing handsets that launched in October 2015. If you are after a... >>

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

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Withings is a company dedicated to helping you live a healthier life. It not only has numerous activity trackers to monitor how much you move, but it also has a sleep system, smarthome camera, baby monitor, blood pressure monitor and Wi-Fi scales within... >>

17 great gadget gifts for girls

17 great gadget gifts for girls

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There are hundreds of gadgets out there, some much more exciting than others. It could be the latest smartwatch, delivering notifications directly to your wrist, or a quirky external battery pack to keep your devices charged up. Either way, gadgets make... >>

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

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Can you remember your first camera phone? If you can, you'll probably also remember it was pretty rubbish. Luckily technology has moved on significantly since the first camera phones appeared and smartphones these days are actually, well, pretty good... >>

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

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A smarthome consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smarthome cool team - the camera. Smarthome cameras will not only... >>

Best language and translation apps

Best language and translation apps

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The world is a big place, full of people who speak hundreds of different languages so if you need to speak to someone in China, but only know English, you might run into a few problems. There are a couple of options available to you when it comes to... >>

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

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It doesn't matter what profession you are in, many of us need a practical bag for work and for some that means carrying a laptop, tablet or some other form of tech around with you on a daily basis. Just because you need to carry a laptop, doesn't mean... >>

Smart ForTwo Cabrio first drive: Topless thrills

Smart ForTwo Cabrio first drive: Topless thrills

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Smart is a word that carries a couple of meanings. It can refer to clothing or intelligence, but since 1998 it's carried a third meaning - a small, ingeniously packaged and seriously useful city car. The first Smart car from Daimler was iconic. The little... >>

What is VR? Virtual reality explained

What is VR? Virtual reality explained

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Virtual reality, or VR, is the latest buzzword in the wonderful world of technology. Don't be fooled into thinking it is a new technology though, it isn't, but that's not to say it isn't something to get excited about. For those who are wondering what... >>

Ted Baker SS16: Sexy cases, funky headphones

Ted Baker SS16: Sexy cases, funky headphones

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Ted Baker is well known as a clothing brand but pretty dresses and whacky shirts aren't the only thing it dabbles in. It has its fingers in all sorts of pies from bedding and lingerie to crockery and there are a few cases and headphones thrown in... >>

Withings Activite Steel review: Step-tracking with style
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Withings Activite Steel review: Step-tracking with style

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Withings is no stranger to beautiful design. Its original Activité fitness tracker was one of the most wearable wearables of 2015, which is probably why the cheaper Activité Pop and newer mid-level Activité Steel both adopt a similar design. All three... >>

Best camera accessories for Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

Best camera accessories for Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

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Apple's more recent iPhones are pretty good in terms of smartphone camera performance, some of the best in fact. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both offered decent snappers, while the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus took things up a notch and improved... >>

7 best apps for planning your vacation or holiday

7 best apps for planning your vacation or holiday

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January is a pretty depressing month all in all. It tends to be cold and wet and many of us have the added bonus of having very little cash to our names. But let's forget about that money situation for a minute and focus on cheering ourselves up. We could... >>

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... >>