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Porsche Design Book One is a ridiculously plush 2-in-1 Windows dream device

Porsche Design Book One is a ridiculously plush 2-in-1 Windows dream device

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Porsche Design is making its foray into computing with the launch of the Book One. Pairing up with Intel, Windows and Quanta Computing, the result is a 2-in-1 premium laptop looking to take on the likes of the Surface Book.The Book One is crafted from... >>

Samsung Galaxy Book preview: A viable Surface alternative

Samsung Galaxy Book preview: A viable Surface alternative

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The world is trying to move us away from laptops and toward 2-in-1 devices. Following Microsoft's original dalliance and the emergence of Window RT, there was some turmoil, as it became immediately evident that people didn't want RT - they wanted the... >>

Mobile World Congress 2017: Nokia, LG, Samsung, Huawei, Sony smartphones and more

Mobile World Congress 2017: Nokia, LG, Samsung, Huawei, Sony smartphones and more

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Mobile World Congress 2017 is fully under way in Barcelona and we've seen a whole stack of new smartphones, tablets and other devices launched.Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, Nokia and other mobile manufacturers have announced gadgets for the coming months... >>

Nokia 6 Android phone: Specs, release date and everything you need to know

Nokia 6 Android phone: Specs, release date and everything you need to know

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Nokia has announced its return to the global smartphone stage with the launch of the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, a trio of Android smartphones designed to attack the affordable segment of the market.The Nokia 6 first launched in China as a JD.com exclusive... >>

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date is 29 March

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date is 29 March

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Samsung used its Mobile World Congress 2017 press conference to tease the launch date for its forthcoming smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8.Samsung usually uses the Barcelona trade show to launch its annual update to its flagship smartphone, but in 2017,... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 preview: Built to be an entertainment powerhouse

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 preview: Built to be an entertainment powerhouse

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Tablets have been experiencing something of a drought. In 2016 there were few Android tablet launches, as the segment appeared to stumble: not just Android either, Apple also slowed down on the iPad, switching direction to offer Pro models. The Samsung... >>

Nokia 6 goes global with glorious Arte Black special edition

Nokia 6 goes global with glorious Arte Black special edition

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The Nokia 6 was launched in China as Nokia's first Android phone under the new HMD company; pre-orders amounted to 1.3 million in the first 4 days, and it sold out almost instantly in China, leaving HMD playing catch-up.Now comes the turn of the rest... >>

Nokia 6 preview: A solid start for the new Android Nokia

Nokia 6 preview: A solid start for the new Android Nokia

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The Nokia 6 launched in China, breaking records for pre-orders and instantly putting HMD Global on the back foot. With demand outstripping supply, you could say the Nokia 6 got off to a solid start as a JD.com exclusive.As guardians of the Nokia brand... >>

This is the new Nokia 3310

This is the new Nokia 3310

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Nokia, true to rumours, has launched a new version of the iconic Nokia 3310. As the company sets out to reintroduce the world to Nokia smartphones, almost all the attention at Mobile World Congress 2017 has been on this retro-fantastic phone.Except it... >>

Nokia targets affordable Android with Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones

Nokia targets affordable Android with Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones

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Nokia has announced a trio of phones as the company looks to re-establish itself as a force on the global smartphone stage. The company, now operating under license of new Finnish company HMD Global, has revealed a collection of Android handsets, bringing... >>

Nokia 5 preview: Pure Android, all metal, completely affordable

Nokia 5 preview: Pure Android, all metal, completely affordable

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Nokia has announced a trio of global smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With the Nokia 6 leading the charge, and the Nokia 3 bringing up the rear, it's the Nokia 5 that sits in the middle. Priced at just €189, it's a fully-fledged Android... >>

Nokia 3310 vs Nokia 3310: What's the difference 17 years on?

Nokia 3310 vs Nokia 3310: What's the difference 17 years on?

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Nokia has announced the Nokia 3310 at Mobile World Congress 2017. Wait, what?Yes, that's right, the Nokia 3310 is back from the dead, 17 years later. The iconic phone that was originally launched in 2000 has now been updated. As Nokia looks to launch... >>

Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

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Nokia has announced three Android devices as the company begins its fight back into smartphones. Announced at Mobile World Congress 2017, the line-up includes the Nokia 6 which launched in China earlier in 2017, and new Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 models slipping... >>

When is the Huawei P10 launch and how can I watch it live?

When is the Huawei P10 launch and how can I watch it live?

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Huawei has been telling us for weeks that it's launching the Huawei P10 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 26 February.The new flagship smartphone from Huawei has been teased widely, showing off that dual-camera action, talking about the Leica love... >>

Alexa could come to a whole host of Bluetooth devices, thanks to Qualcomm

Alexa could come to a whole host of Bluetooth devices, thanks to Qualcomm

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Qualcomm has confirmed that it's taking steps to enable the Alexa wake word on Bluetooth devices, thanks to software support in some of the latest Qualcomm Bluetooth Audio chips. For those wanting the technical details, it's the CSR8670 and CSR8675 chipsets... >>

Qualcomm and Leap Motion partner to bring natural interaction to mobile VR devices

Qualcomm and Leap Motion partner to bring natural interaction to mobile VR devices

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Qualcomm and Leap Motion have announced that they are partnering, bringing the advantage of bare hands interaction to VR worlds. There's a lot happening in VR at the moment and on the cusp of Mobile World Congress and the Game Developers Conference,... >>

Qualcomm doubles-down on VR with Snapdragon 835 dev kit and accelerator program

Qualcomm doubles-down on VR with Snapdragon 835 dev kit and accelerator program

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Qualcomm is serious about positioning the Snapdragon 835 as a platform for VR, providing the power needed to have an immersive virtual environment without the need to be tethered to a computer like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. With Snapdragon 835 due to... >>

Pokemon Go evolutions: Special items and how to evolve Polytoed, Slowking, Bellossom, Steelix and more

Pokemon Go evolutions: Special items and how to evolve Polytoed, Slowking, Bellossom, Steelix and more

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There are 80 new Pokemon out on the streets waiting to be caught in Pokemon Go, but with the new gen-II update there's a slightly more complicated and important change to evolutions.There are a number of new evolutions that you can get to through gen-I... >>

Qualcomm Snapdragon makes your Android Things devices more powerful, better connected

Qualcomm Snapdragon makes your Android Things devices more powerful, better connected

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Qualcomm has announced that it will be supporting Android Things with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset, aiming to bring more power and connectivity to the next wave of smart devices.Android Things is an evolution of Android that's designed for connected... >>

New Pokemon Go berries: Razz Berry, Nanab Berry and Pinap Berry explained

New Pokemon Go berries: Razz Berry, Nanab Berry and Pinap Berry explained

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One of the new additions to Pokemon Go that brings the Johto region Pokemon to the game is a change in Berries.From the start, you've always had the option to use a Razz Berry to help when capturing a Pokemon. Now there are other types of Berry available... >>

How to evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon in Pokemon Go

How to evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon in Pokemon Go

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Eevee is one of the most interesting Pokemon characters. Not only is it ridiculously cute, but it doesn't have a defined evolution path - and some of the Eevee evolutions have been the best Pokemon to take into a battle - like Vaporeon. With the release... >>

Panasonic 4K HDR choices for 2017: EZ1002, EZ952, EX750, EX700, EX600 compared

Panasonic 4K HDR choices for 2017: EZ1002, EZ952, EX750, EX700, EX600 compared

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Panasonic has confirmed its full line-up of 4K HDR TVs for 2017, making quite a shuffle to the line-up compared to 2016. There's a shift in technologies and a change to the numbering scheme, but fear not, because we've got you covered. The 2017 Panasonic... >>

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

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Pokemon Go's biggest problem is battery drain. In a world where smartphones are notorious for eating battery really quickly anyway, it's a double-whammy of battery carnage.With the latest update Pokemon Go has a new lease of life and a new influx of players... >>

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

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Help! Pokemon Go isn't working - what is wrong with it?With every craze comes a backlash and for Pokemon Go, the many of the problems have stemmed from server demands. This was very common when the game first launched in 2016, but with the drop of the... >>

Panasonic EZ1002 OLED TV preview: Stunning OLED punch paired with audio prowess

Panasonic EZ1002 OLED TV preview: Stunning OLED punch paired with audio prowess

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Panasonic announced its return to OLED TVs at IFA 2016, and subsequently unveiled the EZ1000 series at CES 2017. Originally announced as a 65-inch model, Panasonic has now expanded this offering, adding a 77-inch model to the choices for its flagship... >>