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HTC One M10/Perfume: What's the story on HTC's next flagship?

HTC One M10/Perfume: What's the story on HTC's next flagship?

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HTC's plans for its next flagship have been a little quiet until recently. Whereas we know, or think we know, plenty about Samsung and LG's next smartphone launches, HTC has managed to avoid the rumour and speculation cycle to a certain extent. Well,... >>

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music review: Feature-packed for fitness fun
4.0 stars

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music review: Feature-packed for fitness fun

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TomTom has diverged from personal navigation, seeing the company embrace sports devices in recent years. After an initial partnership with Nike, it stepped out on its own with the Multi-Sport and Multi-Sport Cardio sportswatches, the predecessors to this... >>

HTC One M10 photo reveals face design, no sign of BoomSound

HTC One M10 photo reveals face design, no sign of BoomSound

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HTC's next flagship One handset, dubbed HTC Perfume, has been caught in the wild, giving us the first glance at what this future handset might look like. The image comes courtesy of Evan Blass on Twitter, who has been behind most of the information pertaining... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content expected to launch in 2016. There has been a buzz around virtual reality (VR) for the past few years. Some of this has come from the lengthy development of devices like... >>

Audi R8 V10 Plus 2016 review: Praktisch durch technic
5.0 stars

Audi R8 V10 Plus 2016 review: Praktisch durch technic

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The notion of an everyday supercar is something of an oxymoron. A car that will destroy rivals on the race track, but still be perfectly practical popping to the supermarket when you run out of saffron. The first Audi R8 secured this position: in some... >>

Sony won't be using Ultra HD Premium labelling, but it will launch Ultra HD Blu-ray in 2016

Sony won't be using Ultra HD Premium labelling, but it will launch Ultra HD Blu-ray in 2016

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Sony today confirmed to Pocket-lint that it isn't going to be using the new Ultra HD Premium labelling, recently launched by the UHD Alliance to make sure you know which TVs adhere to the latest and greatest standards. Announced at the start of 2016,... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing. We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2016, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. We continually update... >>

Mobile World Congress 2016: Launches, smartphones, wearables to expect at MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016: Launches, smartphones, wearables to expect at MWC 2016

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Mobile World Congress, or MWC to its friends, is the largest mobile trade show of the year. It's where we've seen some of the biggest handset launches over the past few years, with everything mobile pouring into Barcelona at the end of February. It's... >>

Official: Samsung Galaxy S7 launch date set for 21 February

Official: Samsung Galaxy S7 launch date set for 21 February

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Samsung has started the big tease for "the next Galaxy", confirming that the new Samsung handset will be launched on 21 February at 19:00 CET. The new Samsung Galaxy has long been the subject of speculation and the date of 21 February has been suspected:... >>

What is Sky Q, when is it coming and how can I get it?

What is Sky Q, when is it coming and how can I get it?

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At the end of 2015, Sky announced a new premium TV service called Sky Q. Now it has revealed that the launch is imminent, plus full pricing details, so let's look at what the new technology will offer. The new service will modernise Sky, offering a level... >>

Huge leak spills HTC One M10 specs, Quad HD display and 12MP UltraPixel camera rumoured

Huge leak spills HTC One M10 specs, Quad HD display and 12MP UltraPixel camera rumoured

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We've been waiting for the interwebs to turn a trick on HTC and deliver some juicy gossip on the forthcoming HTC One M10, codenamed Perfume. With very little being said about the device, it was only recently that we started to hear anything about HTC's... >>

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

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The Nissan Leaf is now 5-years-old and there's a new version on the road in 2016, this time boasting a 30kWh battery and bringing with it a claim of 155 miles of range. Nissan is talking some impressive figures when it comes to the Leaf. The car has sold... >>

HTC One M10 exists, perhaps with A9-alike design

HTC One M10 exists, perhaps with A9-alike design

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It was only a few days ago that we mused on the lack of HTC One M10 leaks. Well hold on to your hats, as we've just seen a trickle of information on HTC's next flagship handset. While we have a good idea of Samsung's plans for the Galaxy S7 devices and... >>

HTC One smartwatch could launch in April, alongside One M10

HTC One smartwatch could launch in April, alongside One M10

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Sony has a smartwatch, Samsung has a smartwatch, LG has a wristful of smartwatches, as does Huawei, Asus and a number of others. But HTC doesn't, which seems odd.  HTC has been looking to diversify in recent times as its smartphone business struggled... >>

iPhone 5SE photo could show Apple's new iPhone in the flesh

iPhone 5SE photo could show Apple's new iPhone in the flesh

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Talk of a smaller iPhone has been circulating for a long time. With Apple leaving the iPhone 5C untouched through the birth of the iPhone 6 and updated iPhone 6S, the ageing device was dropped from Apple's line-up, leaving the iPhone 5S as the "entry-level"... >>

Windows 10 Mobile review: A new hope?
3.5 stars

Windows 10 Mobile review: A new hope?

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Microsoft made a move into smart, connected, mobile devices that were relatively unchallenged. The early versions of Windows CE drove Pocket PCs, long before the modern smartphone had taken off. Window's life... >>

Mini Cooper D Clubman first drive: Retro quirks, now more practical

Mini Cooper D Clubman first drive: Retro quirks, now more practical

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Since the move from nostalgic little British runaround, to baby-BMW, there have been innumerate inceptions of the Mini. The best selling has been the regular Mini Hatch and the weirdest, perhaps, the Clubman.  The Clubman is an oddity, most keenly defined... >>

Where are all the HTC One M10 leaks?

Where are all the HTC One M10 leaks?

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Mobile World Congress is approaching fast, bringing with it a glut of smartphones for 2016. In years gone by, MWC has been the biggest single launch platform for mobile hardware.  We've already seen a wide range of leaks appearing on a number of devices.... >>

How to use Flex Storage on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

How to use Flex Storage on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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One of the features in Android 6.0 Marshmallow that hasn't gained many headlines is called Flex Storage.  The new feature will allow you to use external storage on your device as internal storage. It's likely to be popular, as you'll be able to buy a... >>

HTC Sense 7.0 vs Sense 6.0: New features, tweaks and changes reviewed

HTC Sense 7.0 vs Sense 6.0: New features, tweaks and changes reviewed

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HTC Sense 7.0 made its debut on the HTC One M9. The M9 was announced at MWC 2015, hitting stores at the end of March 2015. HTC Sense 7.0 follows Sense 6.0, one of the first times we've stepped forward without an incremental point upgrade between Sense... >>

BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid

BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid

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There are advantages to driving a large SUV and for many, it's the ride height, the interior space and the feeling of safety lent by being the biggest thing around that drives appeal.  The downside, of course, is that you're hauling a huge amount of... >>

Motorola Moto 360 Sport review: Lifestyling sport
3.5 stars

Motorola Moto 360 Sport review: Lifestyling sport

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The second-gen Motorola 360 Android Wear watch has a special edition that's pitched towards sports training. That's obvious enough from its Moto 360 Sport namesake, perhaps bringing some clarity to a segment of wearable technology that's a little muddled... >>

Huawei P9: What's the story so far?

Huawei P9: What's the story so far?

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Huawei has had a busy few months, not only joining the Nexus programme with the excellent Nexus 6P, but also launching the great Huawei Mate S with a pressure sensitive display and more recently boosting its phablet line with the Mate 8. Of all the mobile... >>

Sony MWC 2016 press invites issued, little hint at what to expect

Sony MWC 2016 press invites issued, little hint at what to expect

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Sony has invited members of the media to its press conference at Mobile World Congress 2016, due to be held in Barcelona in February. The Sony launch event will be held on Monday 22 February, slotting into a typical space after big Sunday - the day we... >>