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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... >>

Huawei P9 vs P9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

Huawei P9 vs P9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

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Huawei launched its new flagships - the P9 and P9 Plus - at an event in London in April. The P9 was the subject of rumours for several months, as well as plenty of image leaks so if you followed the speculation, its design probably didn't come as... >>

Apple iPhone SE: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple iPhone SE: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Apple announced the iPhone SE at its Special Event on 21 March, launching the updated version of its smaller-format iPhone alongside a smaller iPad Pro. It replaces the iPhone 5S, bringing a lot of what you loved about that phone, fusing it with much... >>

Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier will give you an unpolluted, connected, home

Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier will give you an unpolluted, connected, home

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Dyson doesn't just want to make sure your floors are nice and clean, it is hoping to make sure the air you breathe inside your home is clean too.  Apparently the air inside your home can be up to five times more polluted than outside. Not great right?... >>

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

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The Apple Watch has been out since April 2015 but while there are plenty of options when it comes to case colours, materials and straps through Apple, it only offers one official docking station for holding the Watch. The Magnetic Charging Dock activates... >>

What to expect at Apple's 21 March event: iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and more

What to expect at Apple's 21 March event: iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and more

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Apple has issued invitations to an event on 21 March, saying "Let us loop you in". Rumours about a March event have been circulating for some time, and now it's official: we're going to be facing a range of new launches from the Cupertino company. Apple's... >>

Fitbit Blaze review: Trailblazer or fitness failure?
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Fitbit Blaze review: Trailblazer or fitness failure?

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Fitbit is well known in the activity tracking field. In fact, with claims of almost 80 per cent of this market, it is probably the company most people will have at least heard of when it comes to devices for monitoring how much you move. Despite this,... >>

Fit up, look smart: MyZone adds apparel and new app

Fit up, look smart: MyZone adds apparel and new app

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MyZone was one of the few companies at the Wearable Technology Show 2016 that actually announced something new. Following the launch of a women's sports bra integrating MyZone's effort-rewarding tech at CES 2016, it has used the London wearable show to... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: Should you upgrade to Samsung's new flagship?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: Should you upgrade to Samsung's new flagship?

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Samsung has two new flagship handsets, replacing it's popular S6 models. Announced at Mobile World Congress 2016, and now available to buy globally, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is set to be one of the hottest phones of 2016. But the phone it replaces, the Samsung... >>

Top reasons why you should upgrade from Samsung Galaxy S6 to Galaxy S7

Top reasons why you should upgrade from Samsung Galaxy S6 to Galaxy S7

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are great, brilliant in fact. So if you made the decision to buy one of them last April, you've probably been patting yourself on the back for the last year. Their time is up, however, with the Galaxy... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 deals

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 deals

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 will arrive on 11 March starting at £569 for the 32GB model, making it just £70 cheaper than its larger sibling - the Galaxy S7 edge. If the standard model is the one you want, buying it outright and opting for a SIM-only plan will... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 edge deals

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 edge deals

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge will hit shelves on 11 March, with prices starting from £639 for the 32GB model. Pre-orders are already open across the networks though, with some offering incentives like a free Gear VR. If you can afford to buy the new dual-edge... >>

Nespresso gets connected: Here are a few more must-have smart kitchen gadgets

Nespresso gets connected: Here are a few more must-have smart kitchen gadgets

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The kitchen is commonly referred to as the "hub of the home" or the "heart of the home", which is fitting given how much time many of us spend in it. Whether you have a kitchen that's old or new, big or small, open-plan or enclosed, there are several gadgets... >>

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

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Sony announced the X series at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, comprising three new smartphones. The company also confirmed the Z series will end with the Xperia Z5, leaving the new X range to take over.  The Xperia X Performance sits at the top... >>

A closer look at LG's X cam and X screen smartphones

A closer look at LG's X cam and X screen smartphones

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LG has a busy Mobile World Congress this year, not only did it launch its new flagship - the LG G5 - but we also saw two mid-rangers appear in the form of the X cam and the X screen. The LG X series was teased in the run up to the mobile-focused show... >>

ZTE Blade V7: All about that metal, that metal, no plastic

ZTE Blade V7: All about that metal, that metal, no plastic

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Chinese company ZTE announced a number of devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including a couple of new additions to its Blade series. The Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite both launched at the show, destined for Germany, Spain and Mexico. The V7... >>

Saygus V Squared: Squaring up to the competition

Saygus V Squared: Squaring up to the competition

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Saygus first announced its entrance into the smartphone world in 2015 and it was greeted with huge amounts of praise. This year sees the company make a couple of changes here and there, including the latest version of Android and some hardware advancements,... >>

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... >>