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Hyundai Ioniq Electric review: Fully charged
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Hyundai Ioniq Electric review: Fully charged

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Hyundai has opted to launch three different green driving solutions in one with the new Ioniq. The idea is simple: Hyundai offers one platform and you choose whether you want Hybrid, Electric or Plug-in Hybrid.  Options are few, making this a relatively... >>

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... >>

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

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There are lots of elements to Pokemon Go. There's finding and collecting all the Pokemon, there's battling in Gyms, there's hatching eggs and visiting PokeStops. Then there's the whole world of powering up your Pokemon and raising your Trainer's XP. These... >>

Casio Edifice EQB-500: Watch first, connected device second

Casio Edifice EQB-500: Watch first, connected device second

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Smartwatches have taken a few headlines over the past year, with devices like the Apple Watch offering a whole range of features for when you don't want to be using your phone. The most important thing about the Casio Edifice is that it's a good looking... >>

Pokemon Go top tips: Master the Pokemon mayhem

Pokemon Go top tips: Master the Pokemon mayhem

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The basics of Pokemon Go are simple and fun. You walk, you catch Pokemon, you collect as many as you can and you visit PokeStops to load your backpack up with goodies to help your Trainer along the way. But when it comes to mastering the game, there's... >>

Pokemon Go future features revealed

Pokemon Go future features revealed

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Such has been Pokemon Go's success, that it might have already reached its peak and started to go off the boil. The roll-out has also reached France and Hong Kong over the weekend. However, there's still more to come from Pokemon Go, parts of the game... >>

Pokemon Go Gym tips: How to battle, train and win

Pokemon Go Gym tips: How to battle, train and win

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Pokemon Go has two sides. There's the fun side of exploring and collecting Pokemon, and then there's a very real business of battles and making yourself Gym Leader. In the world of Pokemon, battles are central, because that's what Pokemon do. Trainers... >>

Pokemon Go server problems: Why does the game keep stopping?

Pokemon Go server problems: Why does the game keep stopping?

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Pokemon Go's monumental success is being blighted by server problems. It's been widely reported, right from the start, that the servers weren't quite up to the job of hosting the game, because it was so popular. But what do all these server problems mean... >>

A Pokemon Go smartwatch app needs to happen

A Pokemon Go smartwatch app needs to happen

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Pokemon Go has basically taken the rulebook and thrown it out of the Window. It's seen huge interest around the globe and really shaken up mobile gaming, by insisting that you leave your house. The biggest downside - apart from the demand overwhelming... >>

HTC Marlin spotted in real life, teasing next Nexus specs

HTC Marlin spotted in real life, teasing next Nexus specs

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Discussion surrounding the next Nexus devices has been rife, with rumours of two HTC handsets known as Marlin and Sailfish. The first claimed real world photo of the HTC Marlin isn't going to be a huge design reveal, however, as all we can see if the... >>

Panasonic Viera DX902 4K TV review: Honeycomb-sweet picture quality
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Panasonic Viera DX902 4K TV review: Honeycomb-sweet picture quality

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The big sell with the Panasonic DX902 (or DX900 in other regions) is that this 4K TV is about as close as you'll get to a professional reference monitor in the home. That's a fairly lofty comparison, as reference monitors are incredibly expensive, designed... >>

Autonomous boats could help the Navy fight pirates

Autonomous boats could help the Navy fight pirates

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We've all heard a lot about autonomous cars and there's been plenty written about drones taking to the air, but we've not seen so much discussion about boats, or autonomous watercraft. BAE Systems has been working on autonomous naval technologies, in... >>

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, when people can't get their fix of the action. For something the size of Pokemon Go - which by all accounts has taken over the world - there are a lot of people... >>

LG Action Cam is a Snapdragon-powered LTE camera offering 4K video

LG Action Cam is a Snapdragon-powered LTE camera offering 4K video

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LG has announced its latest Friend, this time it's an action camera designed to be the perfect companion for your smartphone. The imaginatively named LG Action Cam takes on the barrel-type design, like the TomTom Bandit, measuring 35 x 35 x 79.7mm and... >>

Xbox One S: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Xbox One S: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The Xbox team didn't mess around at its E3 2016 press conference last month, opening straight into the announcement of a new model Xbox - the Xbox One S. Designed to sit alongside the current Xbox One, but bring a range of new features, the new Xbox One... >>

Broadsword Spine is the wearable tech to power future warfighters

Broadsword Spine is the wearable tech to power future warfighters

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Soldiers have always had a problem with powering their equipment and with the increasing need for battery-powered kit, BAE Systems has been working on a potential solution. Say hello to Broadsword Spine. The idea behind Broadsword Spine is to make it... >>

Pokemon Go: How to take amazing Pokemon photos

Pokemon Go: How to take amazing Pokemon photos

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With Pokemon go installed on just about every phone on the planet, you'll have no doubt seen plenty of photos of Pokemon in strange places - perfectly placed, you might say. That's thanks to Pokemon Go's use of augmented reality - or AR - superimposing... >>

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, and no one expected Monty Python in Skype

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, and no one expected Monty Python in Skype

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We're not sure whether this is a joke or not, but Skype has announced a collaboration with Monty Python, launching a selection of Mojis. "What are Mojis?", you ask. Last year, Skype introduced Moji into Skype, which are short video clips designed to give... >>

Motorola launches third-gen Moto E, confirms Moto G4 Play for UK

Motorola launches third-gen Moto E, confirms Moto G4 Play for UK

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It looks like Lenovo's Moto refresh isn't yet complete, with the company today announcing a new Moto E handset. This third-gen Moto E slips into the bottom of the Moto line, but still offers you plenty for the £99 asking price.  With the Moto G4 jumping... >>

Pokemon Go review, or The Trials and Tribulations of a Pokemon Go addict
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Pokemon Go review, or The Trials and Tribulations of a Pokemon Go addict

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It's raining. The British summer has been everything we expect it to be, and at 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon, you're not supposed to be sitting in your car playing Pokemon Go. But addiction makes you do things you wouldn't normally do and things you certainly... >>

Nest Cam Outdoor: Full HD, Nest Aware connected, with talk and listen functions

Nest Cam Outdoor: Full HD, Nest Aware connected, with talk and listen functions

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Nest has announced a new connected camera, the Nest Cam Outdoor. As the name suggests, this is an outdoor camera, offering weatherproofing, but linking in to the rest of your Nest home. The new camera is designed for DIY installation, opting for a cabled... >>

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost 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. It then became available to consumers from March 2016, with several different packages on offer. Now it has entered a third phase, with 4K Ultra HD programming officially on the... >>

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid review: Hitting the road in Hyundai's happy hybrid
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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid review: Hitting the road in Hyundai's happy hybrid

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The Hyundai Ioniq spans Hyundai's eco ambitions, offering hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid options, all based on the same overall car design. The idea is to present a "no compromise" offering, according to Hyundai, an "e" vehicle that's driven by emotion... >>

Pokemon Go: What is it and why is everybody talking about it?

Pokemon Go: What is it and why is everybody talking about it?

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Pokemon Go fever is sweeping the world, turning people into phone-gazing zombies as they bimble about the place hunting for little cartoon characters with silly names. So what exactly is going on? Should you join in the fun? Should you be concerned? Here's... >>

London through the eyes of Pokemon Go

London through the eyes of Pokemon Go

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Pokémon Go is about as phenomenal as phenomena get. It's breaking records, making headlines and it's only just appeared, not even launching in the UK yet.  But there are means and ways of getting Pokémon Go in the UK, and London is a map full of delights... >>