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Top 11 tech moments of 2014: The stories that hit the headlines

Top 11 tech moments of 2014: The stories that hit the headlines

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There were some huge tech stories in 2014, from numerous acquisitions taking place between some of tech's biggest names, to cyber attacks, exciting product developments and disappointing device failures. Remember when Facebook acquired Oculus Rift and... >>

Best dieting apps: 9 apps to help you lose weight

Best dieting apps: 9 apps to help you lose weight

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January is here which means you'll probably have started drawing up a long list of New Year's resolutions that you have every determination of sticking to. There might be a certain place or activity on there, mixed in with a few other things like... >>

Best fitness apps: 9 apps to get you moving in 2015

Best fitness apps: 9 apps to get you moving in 2015

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New year, new you. Make of that what you will, but if it is getting fit with the help of your trusty smartphone then you've come to the right place. We have rounded up some of the best fitness apps out there, some free and some paid, to help you get moving... >>

Best phablets 2014: The best big phones available to buy today

Best phablets 2014: The best big phones available to buy today

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Phones have been getting larger, looking to bring you more of what you love: a bigger, better experience. They have become devices designed to give you the ultimate in entertainment, the ultimate in productivity, the ultimate smartphone experience in... >>

Best iPhone 6 Plus cases: Protect your Apple phablet

Best iPhone 6 Plus cases: Protect your Apple phablet

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Apple surprised many when it announced a larger 5.5-inch version of its iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Plus is the first step into phablet territory for Apple and the 7.1mm thick device is a great start, offering the same beautiful aluminium design as its smaller... >>

Best iPad Air 2 cases: Treat your Apple tablet

Best iPad Air 2 cases: Treat your Apple tablet

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Apple's sixth generation iPad comes in the form of the iPad Air 2 and it's not only thinner than its predecessor but it's also lighter and more powerful. If you have your hands on one of these 9.7-inchers, this feature is for you. We have rounded up... >>

Best Galaxy Note 4 cases: Protect your Samsung phablet

Best Galaxy Note 4 cases: Protect your Samsung phablet

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a lovely looking 5.7-inch device that comes with a great screen, decent battery life and lots of power. It's one of the best phablets available and if you are lucky enough to have your hands on one, chances are you'll want... >>

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

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Apple's iPad mini comes in three different models, all of which have a 7.9-inch display and a footprint 200 x 134.7mm. It's the cheapest way to get your hands on an iPad, with the original mini starting at £199. The chances are that once you have... >>

Best Galaxy S5 cases: Great protection for your Samsung smartphone

Best Galaxy S5 cases: Great protection for your Samsung smartphone

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Samsung's Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display 16-megapixel rear snapper and heart rate sensor, as well as a 2800mAh battery and powerful Snapdragon 801 processor. It's Samsung's current flagship smartphone and if it is also your current... >>

Best apps for capturing Christmas fun

Best apps for capturing Christmas fun

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You wait 364 days for Christmas Day to come round for it to all be over in 24 hours. Countless days of shopping, hours of cooking, more food and drink than is normal for four people to consume let alone one, and then bang, it's Boxing Day and you're... >>

How to create a photo collage: Five apps to round up your best images in one

How to create a photo collage: Five apps to round up your best images in one

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Ever wondered how the users you follow on Instagram and friends on Facebook manage to create a photo collage of three, four or five images in one, rather than upload them all separately? Well wonder no more, we are about to tell you. There are a variety... >>

11 apps to help Christmas go with a bang

11 apps to help Christmas go with a bang

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Christmas can be a stressful time of year as much as it can be a brilliant time. Preparing a roast for four people is hard enough but when you have a turkey that takes half a day to cook, barely fits in the oven and you have to handle all the trimmings... >>

Sony SmartBand Talk review: Jack of all trades, master of none
3.5 stars

Sony SmartBand Talk review: Jack of all trades, master of none

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Sony isn't a new player in the world of wearables, it was one of the first companies to kick a ball in the field of smartwatches with its aptly named but ultimately underwhelming SmartWatch back in 2012. The Sony SmartBand Talk, codename SWR30, is a pared-down... >>

LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: What's the difference after using each for months?

LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: What's the difference after using each for months?

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The LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5 are both leading the charge as the flagship handsets for the two competing Korean mobile companies. But which is better? We've been using both of the devices, in turn, for several months and now have hands-on experience... >>

Netatmo smart thermostat is as easy to install as a lightbulb

Netatmo smart thermostat is as easy to install as a lightbulb

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Netatmo is a French company that has formerly been associated with a wireless weather station and a smart bracelet for regulating sun tans and avoiding burns, but now it is after the smart heating market.  There are numerous smart heating options already... >>

Acer Liquid Jade review: Functional but not fantastic
3.5 stars

Acer Liquid Jade review: Functional but not fantastic

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The sub-£250 end of the smartphone market is a like a big apple pie that every manufacturer wants a slice of. But you can only carve that pie up so many ways. The Motorola Moto G has been the model most greedily consumed for a while but there are forkfuls... >>

BT Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye
3.5 stars

BT Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye

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Smarthome cameras, such as the BT Smart Home Cam 100, are becoming increasingly popular. Not just because they allow you to see what your pets get up to when you walk out the door, but they also offer peace of mind for much less money than a 24-hour... >>

iRobot Roomba 880 review: Cleans, so you don't have to
4.0 stars

iRobot Roomba 880 review: Cleans, so you don't have to

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Robot vacuum cleaners, such as the iRobot Roomba 880, are interesting little gadgets. They are far from cheap, costing the best part of £500, but for that mighty lump of cash they take one of the worst household chores off your hands. The idea behind... >>

Best smarthome device 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best smarthome device 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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With connected homes becoming more and more desirable and app-controllable products launching left, right and centre making the crossover between technology and the home even more prominent, we have introduced a new category to the Pocket-lint Gadgets... >>

Best TV 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best TV 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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Televisions have come along way in recent years. Forget the big ugly box that sat in the corner of the living room, TVs today offer beautiful designs, super-sharp brilliant displays and great smart features, along with some fantastic user interfaces.... >>

Best headphones 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best headphones 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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It's been another great year for headphones, with plenty of new devices to choose from, many of which combine brilliant style with great audio. All of the contenders in the best headphones category offer excellent sound but many are also fashion statements... >>

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... >>