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Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

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Andy Rubin, one of the original creators of Android, is back with a bang. The Essential Phone looks to give you as much as possible from a device without bogging you down with technology that gets in the way.It's minimalist, durable and has an amazing... >>

iOS 11 preview: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

iOS 11 preview: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

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iOS 11’s public launch is upon us, and with its latest iteration of iPhone and iPad software, Apple again builds on the best features of previous versions of software. How to get iOS 11 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad Currently,... >>

JBL Playlist review: Chromecast convenience wrapped into an affordable speaker
4.0 stars

JBL Playlist review: Chromecast convenience wrapped into an affordable speaker

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In days gone by, if you wanted a decent multi-room audio experience, you could go two ways: if you wanted to keep your existing speakers and stereo, you could use something an Apple AirPort Express unit to build a fairly clunky, unintuitive hack of a... >>

When is Android O coming to my phone?

When is Android O coming to my phone?

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Google releases a new version of Android each year. For 2017, that's Android O, which doesn't yet have an official tasty treat-themed name, although Google has been trolling beta testers with an octopus. Always the comedian, Goog.Like last year's Nougat... >>

Vodafone Smart V8 review: A new budget smartphone champion?
4.5 stars

Vodafone Smart V8 review: A new budget smartphone champion?

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The race to become budget champion is on, as it has been for a few years now. As each year rushes through in this era of fast-paced change, there's never been a better time to look for an affordable smartphone. Many will point you towards Honor or Moto... >>

OnePlus 5 gets a gorgeous gold finish, we go hands on

OnePlus 5 gets a gorgeous gold finish, we go hands on

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OnePlus has announced that it's bringing its popular Soft Gold colour scheme back for its latest flagship phone, the OnePlus 5. We've been able to get our hands on it in time for launch, and figured we'd show you what it looks like in the hand (and... >>

Jabra Elite Sport (2017) review: The best wire-free earphones money can buy?
4.5 stars

Jabra Elite Sport (2017) review: The best wire-free earphones money can buy?

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There's no denying it, the age of the wire-free earphones is here, almost to the point of becoming an established norm. While we can thank Apple AirPods for stoking the fire and assisting with enabling this mass-market position, there are lots of other... >>

DJI Spark review: The tiny drone that makes you feel like a Jedi
4.5 stars

DJI Spark review: The tiny drone that makes you feel like a Jedi

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The drone market has one leader: DJI. This fiercely secretive company is able to bring more high tech features to competitively priced products than any competitor. With drones like Mavic Pro already showcasing technologies - not only is it high-tech,... >>

Red Hydrogen phone: Specs, price, release date and everything else we know so far

Red Hydrogen phone: Specs, price, release date and everything else we know so far

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Red Digital Cinema isn't the first brand name you think of when thinking about smartphone. In fact, unless you're into high end cinematography gear, there's a chance you've never heard of the company at all.It's well known in the industry for producing... >>

A closer look at the HTC U11 Solar Red: 2017's best looking phone

A closer look at the HTC U11 Solar Red: 2017's best looking phone

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HTC's U11 is one of the most capable phones available on the market today. It's a big improvement from last year in almost every way, and it has its squeezable edges that set it apart from the competition. But there is one other feature that makes it... >>

GoPro QuikStories explained: Cut great videos automatically in-app

GoPro QuikStories explained: Cut great videos automatically in-app

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GoPro has announced today that it is bringing much easier, almost fully automated video editing to its Hero 5 users. QuikStories downloads video from a camera to a connected phone, and cuts it together into an edited video, in time with music and with... >>

Best cable management solutions: Keep your desk, TV and mobile cables tidy

Best cable management solutions: Keep your desk, TV and mobile cables tidy

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If you're anything like every other human being on earth, you'll likely have (or at some point, had) a giant monster of a messy cables somewhere. Whether it's on the floor near your TV stand, behind your PC, near your bedside table or just in your backpack.... >>

Nest Cam IQ review: Great home security lacks an intelligent asking price
4.0 stars

Nest Cam IQ review: Great home security lacks an intelligent asking price

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The personal home security market is on the up, thanks to reduced costs and size of components required to make it all work. Now, we no longer need a dedicated room to setup recorders and monitors, all we need is a small camera and an internet connection.That's... >>

Best drones 2017: Top rated quadcopters to buy, whatever your budget

Best drones 2017: Top rated quadcopters to buy, whatever your budget

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Drones are filling the headlines as well as the skies these days.From military drones bombing targets to amateur camera drones pestering celebrities, crashing into National Parks, or shipping drugs into prisons – they're everywhere. But they're not... >>

Bragi Dash Pro review: All the smarts in a convenient, wire-free earphone
4.5 stars

Bragi Dash Pro review: All the smarts in a convenient, wire-free earphone

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We're halfway through 2017 and at the point where a large number of companies are building completely wire-free earphones. Even the low-cost Chinese manufacturers are shipping them via Amazon. But when you look back, it was Bragi that initially pushed... >>

Bargain console deals: Xbox One S bundle £179.99, PS4 Pro bundle for £349.99

Bargain console deals: Xbox One S bundle £179.99, PS4 Pro bundle for £349.99

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As part of Amazon Prime Day 2017, both Microsoft and Sony's popular games consoles are available at a reduced price. You can snag an Xbox One S for £179.99 with a selection of popular game titles, as well as a PS4 Pro with a few great games for £349.99. ... >>

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best UK fitness tracker and smartwatch deals

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best UK fitness tracker and smartwatch deals

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Amazon Prime Day 2017 is here and it's chock-full of great products at ridiculously low prices. Whether you're into fashion, art or tech, there's something for everyone. One arena that's seen a host of generous price-slashing is the fitness tracker segment.... >>

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?

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Over the past few years you may have heard a number of companies, app makers and service providers announce that they're launching two factor verification or two factor authentication, often abbreviated to 2FV. If you ever wondered what the heck it even... >>

Original iPhone vs iPhone 7: What's the difference 10 years on?

Original iPhone vs iPhone 7: What's the difference 10 years on?

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Today, 29 June 2017, is 10 years to the day since the original Apple iPhone hit store shelves in the US. It's arguably the most significant mobile device ever launched, and no device before or since has had such a big impact on the market.Simply put,... >>

OnePlus 5 review: The flagship-killer's coming of age
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OnePlus 5 review: The flagship-killer's coming of age

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When OnePlus launched its first phone back in 2014, it was clearly the plucky upstart, one that was trying to offer as powerful a phone as possible that almost anyone could afford. Many of its strategies - from marketing to launch and invites for sales... >>

OnePlus 5 tips and tricks: The essential guide to the flagship killer

OnePlus 5 tips and tricks: The essential guide to the flagship killer

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OnePlus 5 has just been launched, and while it's pricier than its predecessors, it's still a good amount of phone for the £499 price tag. It's comfortably cheaper than the likes of the Pixel XL, iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S8 Plus, and offers a true high-end experience. ... >>

OnePlus 5 launch: What happened and can I watch it again?

OnePlus 5 launch: What happened and can I watch it again?

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OnePlus has just announced its latest flagship phone. It offers an experience like that of many of today's flagship smartphones, except - as usual - at a much lower price. The phone was unveiled via YouTube and Facebook Live in a fairly low key, roughly... >>

OnePlus 5: Release date, hardware specs and everything else you need to know

OnePlus 5: Release date, hardware specs and everything else you need to know

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After weeks, even months, of speculation and leaks, the OnePlus 5 is finally officially. It is no doubt the company's most powerful phone so far and continues the trend of offering a flagship phone experience in a device that costs considerably less than... >>

OnePlus 5 is here, and it's more powerful than ever

OnePlus 5 is here, and it's more powerful than ever

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OnePlus has just taken the wraps off its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5. The company has again stuffed some of the most powerful components available inside a sleek, solid metal chassis.From the outside, the OnePlus 5 looks like a rounder, slimmer version... >>

Razer Blade Stealth gets a bigger display and awesome new gunmetal colour

Razer Blade Stealth gets a bigger display and awesome new gunmetal colour

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Razer has unleashed a new version of its popular Blade Stealth laptop. The latest version has a bigger 13.3-inch touch screen and comes in a new gunmetal grey colour. While it doesn't come with the 4K resolution screen, the Quad HD+ 3200 x 1800 screen... >>

Samsung's new Galaxy J-series phones coming to the UK soon

Samsung's new Galaxy J-series phones coming to the UK soon

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Samsung has announced plans to bring a brand new series of Galaxy J phones to the market this summer. The Galaxy J5 and J3 for 2017 both feature metal bodies and competitive specifications for an affordable price. The new Galaxy J5 is more compact than... >>

GoPro Fusion: Features, release date and everything else we know so far

GoPro Fusion: Features, release date and everything else we know so far

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GoPro has given us a sneak peak at the Fusion and, while not all the details are clear yet, we have a relatively good sense of what the camera will offer and why it could well be one of the most interesting products of 2017.GoPro Fusion: Design Two cameras... >>

GoPro Fusion preview: The 360 camera you've been waiting for

GoPro Fusion preview: The 360 camera you've been waiting for

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GoPro has given us a first look at the upcoming Fusion 360-degree action camera. Like the Hero and Session, it's designed to be strapped to virtually any part of you, your bike, shoes, car or any number of accessories. It's just as much an action camera... >>

V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless review: Jaw-dropping sound from new neckband earphones
5.0 stars

V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless review: Jaw-dropping sound from new neckband earphones

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V-Moda has won accolades and superlatives from all sectors for its big on-ear and over-ear headphones. The in-ears have been around a little while, but somehow have been a little outshone by the bigger sibling. And with the V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless,... >>

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review: Android's savviest iPad contender?
4.0 stars

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review: Android's savviest iPad contender?

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People aren't buying tablets at the same rate they were a few years ago. Because of that, manufacturers have responded by simply releasing less product.But that doesn't mean there aren't new and exciting options. For iOS users, there's the latest iteration... >>

Nikon's Coolpix W300 is a 4K shooting, underwater loving compact camera

Nikon's Coolpix W300 is a 4K shooting, underwater loving compact camera

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Nikon has taken the wraps off its latest compact camera creation, the Coolpix W300. It's built to survive anything you can throw at it, even the odd swim on your summer holiday at the beach. Its primary reason for existing is written in bold lettering... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

BlackBerry KeyOne: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

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Almost as soon as the BlackBerry Priv - the company's first Android phone - launched in 2015, there were rumours circulating about another Android-powered smartphone. At the time it was codenamed Vienna, which made complete sense following on from the... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne tips and tricks: Type and swipe

BlackBerry KeyOne tips and tricks: Type and swipe

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With the KeyOne, BlackBerry Mobile created an Android phone that's unlike any other. The physical keyboard is the most obvious difference, but there's plenty about this phone's software that makes it different to most too. Read our in-depth tips and tricks... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne review: BlackBerry's bold return to form
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BlackBerry KeyOne review: BlackBerry's bold return to form

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If there's one company that, by all accounts, should have been killed off by the smartphone revolution started by the iPhone way back in 2007, it's BlackBerry. For years, the company was hampered by its insistence on sticking with its own operating system,... >>

Casio WSD-F20 review: The best Android Wear sports watch for outdoor activities
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Casio WSD-F20 review: The best Android Wear sports watch for outdoor activities

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Last year, Casio took the wraps off its first Android Wear watch aimed at active outdoors people: the WSD-F10. Although it never officially made its way over to the UK, the watch was clearly aimed to offer something that hadn't really existed before.For... >>

Nokia 3310 (2017) review: Beyond the hype, what's this phone like?

Nokia 3310 (2017) review: Beyond the hype, what's this phone like?

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For the most part we stick to reviewing smartphones here at Pocket-lint, but when the new 3310 was released, we couldn't turn down the opportunity to sink our teeth into a phone which plays on the old nostalgia bone. For many of us, the original 3310... >>

DJI Spark is a very smart, tiny drone that fits in your hand

DJI Spark is a very smart, tiny drone that fits in your hand

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DJI has introduced a brand new drone to the world, and this time, it really is for the masses. The DJI Spark is a small, colourful drone that can take off from your hand.Once it's in the air, you can control it just using hand gestures. In other words:... >>

Audeze iSine10 review: In-ears unlike any other
4.5 stars

Audeze iSine10 review: In-ears unlike any other

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Audeze caught our imagination last year with Sine, the superb planar magnetic on-ear headphones. When the iSine in-ear model was announced, we got rather excited at the prospect of the first ever planar magnetic in-ears. Would they sound as good as the... >>

Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones
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Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones

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Sony has been in the earphone business as long as time can tell, with its current range including some fantastic over-ear noise-cancelling headphones, and in-ear headphones to suit any budget. For the sporty types, there's the XB80BS Extra Bass, which... >>

Google Photos gets better at sharing, creates actual photo books

Google Photos gets better at sharing, creates actual photo books

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Google Photos is easily one of the best ways to store and organise your best camera shots in the cloud. It's free, smart, and completely cross-platform. Today, the company announced updates coming to the service, which take the cloud photo storage product... >>

New Balance PaceIQ review: Affordable sports earphones are outpaced by rivals
3.5 stars

New Balance PaceIQ review: Affordable sports earphones are outpaced by rivals

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New Balance is no stranger to fitness, with sports gear and footwear already established, but gadgets are a newer complement to its product rosta.In 2017 we've already seen the company's RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch to assist fitness and workouts -... >>

7 best workout headphones you can buy today

7 best workout headphones you can buy today

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When looking for earphones dedicated for sports, priorities are slightly different to when you're searching out the best earphones for casual listening. You could argue that properties like being comfortable, secure fitting and water resistant are more... >>

Lenovo P2 review: All the battery you could ever need
4.5 stars

Lenovo P2 review: All the battery you could ever need

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Hunting down the perfect phone will, for many, mean finding one with the greatest equal combination of screen, camera, software and design. If budget is available, that likely means ponying up for an iPhone, Google Pixel or Samsung Galaxy S8; or, on... >>

Acer debuts new 2-in-1s in Switch 3 and 5, and all-new Swift notebooks

Acer debuts new 2-in-1s in Switch 3 and 5, and all-new Swift notebooks

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At a press event in New York City, Acer took the wraps off its latest portable computing solutions. There's the new Switch 3 and Switch 5 2-in-1 crossovers, and the more traditional, run of the mill Swift 1 and Swift 3 notebooks. Acer Switch 5 and Switch... >>

Google Wifi review: Whole home internet coverage done right
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Google Wifi review: Whole home internet coverage done right

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Having spent some time over the pond in the US market, Google's smart home networking system has now landed in the UK.It's not the only Wi-Fi-extending product of its kind available (and there are lesser alternatives, like powerline extenders), but it's... >>

Garmin Fenix 5 review: Smart sports watches don't come better than this
5.0 stars

Garmin Fenix 5 review: Smart sports watches don't come better than this

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If you're an avid runner or cyclist, there's a good chance that either you or someone you know well is sporting a Garmin watch. Over the past few years, the company's reputation for building the best sports-tracking wearables has grown.With the Fenix... >>

How to take long exposure photos on a smartphone

How to take long exposure photos on a smartphone

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If you've ever looked at photos of your friends painting their name with light Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, or any other social network feed. Or if they've managed to shoot a starry night sky that actually looks good, and wondered how to do it yourself,... >>

Motorola Moto Z Play review: Unbeatable battery life bettered by Mods
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Motorola Moto Z Play review: Unbeatable battery life bettered by Mods

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Motorola has had something of a turbulent time over the past few years. Having moved from its own leadership to Google and then on to Lenovo, it has struggled to compete with the other big name brands at the flagship end of the smartphone market.With... >>

GoPro Karma drone review: Good things come to those who wait
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GoPro Karma drone review: Good things come to those who wait

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To say that GoPro's first effort at launching a quadcopter was turbulent would be something of an understatement. Initially it seemed an impressive, affordable machine - until DJI announced the smaller, more technologically advanced Mavic Pro.Then, to... >>

This is the limited edition OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black

This is the limited edition OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black

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OnePlus has introduced a Midnight Black version of its popular flagship-killing phone. This all-black finish - according to OnePlus - was chosen after testing 30 different variations. It was initially be available in a limited run of 250 models, just... >>