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Nokia N1 vs Apple iPad mini 3: What's the difference?

Nokia N1 vs Apple iPad mini 3: What's the difference?

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Nokia might not be able to release any new smartphones for a couple of years following the Microsoft deal but it appears no one mentioned tablets, with the company announcing the N1. The Nokia N1 is a 7.9-inch tablet and it seems to take a few design... >>

Best speakers 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best speakers 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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Last year's awards saw the portable audio category split in two, creating a best portable speaker award and a best headphones award and like 2013, the former has some excellent nominees. There have been some fantastic devices launch over the last 12... >>

Best wearable 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best wearable 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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Wearable tech really came into its own last year, warranting a new category in the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards and while many of the products were great, there were a few things missing. This year, the wearable category has hit a whole new level, from... >>

Best home entertainment 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best home entertainment 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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Home entertainment is an even more exciting category this year than it was last year, with a huge variety of systems available to make your living room, or even a spare room the best place to be in the house. From the next-gen consoles bringing entertainment... >>

Best game 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best game 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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It's been a brilliant year for gaming with some outstanding titles launching to show exactly what the next-generation consoles were capable of. From the tense and scary Alien: Isolation to Destiny and its new style of gaming, there is some seriously stiff... >>

Electrolux Design Lab winner uses gaming to educate in the kitchen

Electrolux Design Lab winner uses gaming to educate in the kitchen

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Electrolux has crowned the Future Hunter-Gatherer concept as the winner of its 2014 Design Lab competition, an annual event that asks design students worldwide to design a concept according to a time-relevant brief. This year's competition featured... >>

Electrolux Design Lab finalists present what the future of your home could look like

Electrolux Design Lab finalists present what the future of your home could look like

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Everyone wonders what the future will hold and while we technically have no idea of knowing for sure, there are people creating concepts everyday that could one day appear. Electrolux runs its Design Lab competition every year where students worldwide... >>

Best system camera 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best system camera 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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Last year was the first year we split the camera awards category giving us the best of the compacts and the best of the system cameras, the latter of which includes more traditional DSLRs and mirrorless compact system cameras. It's been another great... >>

Best compact camera 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best compact camera 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The compact camera category is always a wide-ranging one and this year is no different, with some brilliant contenders in line for the crown. They might be fighting a war with the smartphone camera but the compact cameras aren't giving up anytime soon... >>

Best laptop 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best laptop 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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Laptops were once big and heavy blocks that almost needed a separate suitcase to transport them around, but that is so far from what they are these days, you'd struggle to see the resemblance between the contenders in this year's Best Laptop category... >>

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. But just because you need to carry a laptop, it doesn't... >>

How Withings wants to make a smart home a healthy one

How Withings wants to make a smart home a healthy one

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There are hundreds of gadgets available to help you create a smart home, from heating that knows when you are on your way home, to lighting that you can turn on and off from the comfort of your sofa. But there are also gadgets that help you create a... >>

Best phablet 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best phablet 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The phablet category really came into its own last year, with phones featuring giant displays launching left, right and centre and this year is no different, with some even better contenders lining up to take the big phone crown. Samsung introduced the... >>

Best phone 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best phone 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The controversial category that begins all arguments is back and this year, like the ones that have gone before it, some brilliant nominees are in consideration. Once again, the competition to be crowned the best phone of 2014 is tough with Sony pulling... >>

Motorola Moto Maxx vs Google Nexus 6: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto Maxx vs Google Nexus 6: What's the difference?

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Motorola has announced the newest addition to its smartphone line-up with the Moto Maxx. Although it is only destined for Latin American countries for now, it's a force to be reckoned with. It appears to be the non-Verizon version of the Droid Turbo.... >>

Best tablet 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best tablet 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The tablet world has seen some brilliant additions this year, with Apple launching an even slimmer version of its iPad Air, Google teaming up with HTC to create the Nexus 9 and Tesco taking the world by surprise yet again with the Tesco Hudl sequel.... >>

The Hunt: What is it and why should you care?

The Hunt: What is it and why should you care?

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Fashion is a wonderful thing: some people love it, some people hate it. But if you take even the slightest bit of interest in what you put on in the morning, or you want to look your best but aren't sure how to do it, then The Hunt is for you. The Hunt... >>

What the smartest cruise ship in the world looks like in 27 amazing pictures

What the smartest cruise ship in the world looks like in 27 amazing pictures

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Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, the Quantum of the Seas, has been described as the world's first smart ship and we can see why with its robot bar, sky diving machine, virtual balconies and bumper car experience. It's a big ship, measuring 348 metres... >>

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas: We step aboard the smartest ship afloat

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas: We step aboard the smartest ship afloat

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, which ship is the smartest of them all? Quantum of the Seas is the answer the Royal Carribean mirror would give, but we wanted to find out for ourselves what makes this new cruise ship the "world's first smartship". From a... >>

Five boiling water taps: The hottest thing in your kitchen

Five boiling water taps: The hottest thing in your kitchen

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Most people love a cuppa, whether it's tea, coffee or hot chocolate and even if you don't, chances are you still use a kettle to boil water for some purpose or another. There is an even faster way than waiting for the kettle for your pasta or PG Tips... >>

Quality of sound and the tech behind it: What to look for when choosing a speaker

Quality of sound and the tech behind it: What to look for when choosing a speaker

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There are hundreds of speakers available to buy, from complete surround sound systems to the portable Bluetooth numbers you can take to the park, but how do you tell the difference between them? What makes a good speaker sound better than a bad one? And... >>

Don't fancy cooking? Here are five takeaway apps to get food just picking up your smartphone

Don't fancy cooking? Here are five takeaway apps to get food just picking up your smartphone

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Cooking can be great fun and if you are trying to stay healthy before you pile on the Christmas pounds then making your own food is a great way to monitor what you eat. But just because it is fun or healthy doesn't mean you want to do it every night and... >>

Happy 13th birthday Apple iPod: Here's a look back at its life so far

Happy 13th birthday Apple iPod: Here's a look back at its life so far

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Thirteen years ago this week, Apple shook up the music industry with the launch of the first generation of iPod and while it may have come with a physical scroll wheel, huge hold switch and a FireWire port with cover, it made listening to music on the... >>

Great digital taps to bring some smart to your kitchen and bathroom

Great digital taps to bring some smart to your kitchen and bathroom

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Kitchens and bathrooms aren't usually the first rooms in the house you would associate with being smart but that's not to say they can't be, in fact you'd be surprised. Digital taps have become more and more popular in public buildings, such as airports... >>

Nexus 6 versus Nexus 5: What's the difference?

Nexus 6 versus Nexus 5: What's the difference?

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Google has announced the latest Nexus device, which has not only seen a bump in display size and specs from last year's model but it also debuts the latest Android software. The Google Nexus 6 has been manufactured by Motorola rather than LG this year... >>