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Nikon KeyMission 360 is a 360-degree 4K actioncam

Nikon KeyMission 360 is a 360-degree 4K actioncam

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Nikon has announced intentions to take on the actioncam market with the KeyMission 360, introduced at CES 2016.  This isn't the first 360 camera we've seen, but with a name like Nikon behind it, it's sure to garner some interest and this model is a little... >>

LG signs up to Freeview Play, coming with webOS 3.0 TVs in 2016

LG signs up to Freeview Play, coming with webOS 3.0 TVs in 2016

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Freeview Play is one of the newest TV platforms in the UK, serving up a combination of live broadcast television and integrated catch-up services, thanks to a programme guide that lets you look both forward and backwards, setting reminders or streaming... >>

Philips AmbiLux goes global, Ultra HD streaming added to Android TV skills

Philips AmbiLux goes global, Ultra HD streaming added to Android TV skills

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TP Vision has confirmed that the stunning Philips AmbiLux television first announced at IFA 2015, will be moving from limited to full distribution, so you should now be able to get your hands on the flagship 8901 AmbiLux or 8601 sets.  AmbiLux blows... >>

LG Signature OLED G6 TV aims to be a cut above the rest

LG Signature OLED G6 TV aims to be a cut above the rest

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LG took to the stage at CES 2016 to introduce its new line of ultra premium products known as LG Signature. LG Signature will span various technology categories, including domestic appliances and televisions. The aim is to put a better experience in the... >>

JBL jumps on the Under Armour fitness platform with heart-rate sensing headphones

JBL jumps on the Under Armour fitness platform with heart-rate sensing headphones

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HTC isn't the only company partnering with Under Armour at CES 2016: JBL has jumped on the UA bandwagon too. This partnership has resulted in UA headphones, engineered by JBL, looking to create the ultimate sports and fitness headset. With Under Armour... >>

Oculus Rift pre-order: Date confirmed

Oculus Rift pre-order: Date confirmed

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Some spectators had suggested that CES 2016 was going to be all about VR. Well, Oculus Rift might have just stolen the show, teasing that the pre-order date is much sooner than you might think. In a simple blog post, Oculus has confirmed that pre-orders... >>

What is Wi-Fi HaLow and why does it matter?

What is Wi-Fi HaLow and why does it matter?

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There's a new wireless networking protocol in town and it comes to bring connectivity to the Internet of Things. Say hello to IEEE 802.11ah, or Wi-Fi HaLow to its friends. Wi-Fi HaLow is the latest specification from the Wi-Fi Alliance looking to expand... >>

Acer Liquid Jade Primo: Your non-Lumia Windows 10 smartphone

Acer Liquid Jade Primo: Your non-Lumia Windows 10 smartphone

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The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is your first non-Lumia option for Windows 10 phone, if you want something other than Microsoft's home grown device. The Acer Liquid Jade Primo was first shown off at IFA 2015, where it was initially revealed with a Continuum... >>

LG 98-inch 8K Super UHD TV is aimed at 2016, 4K options for mere mortals

LG 98-inch 8K Super UHD TV is aimed at 2016, 4K options for mere mortals

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LG has pulled the covers off some of its TV plans for the year at CES 2016, with a number of notable highlights, including its first production-ready 8K TV. LG confirmed that it's still committed to OLED, but will continue a two-pronged strategy, offering... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow tips and tricks

Android 6.0 Marshmallow tips and tricks

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow made its debut on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the first time we've seen two smartphones launched alongside each other in the Nexus programme.  Marshmallow has also made its way to other Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6, Nexus... >>

HP could return to smartphones with a 5.8-inch Windows 10 handset

HP could return to smartphones with a 5.8-inch Windows 10 handset

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Microsoft's strategy with Windows 10 is clear: it's one platform across all sorts of devices, Xbox, PC, tablets or smartphones. At the moment, the last category is rather under-populated, with only a smattering of Microsoft's own Lumia devices presenting... >>

Samsung and LG will make your 2016 TV the centre of your smarthome

Samsung and LG will make your 2016 TV the centre of your smarthome

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Over the past 18 months there's been a lot of talk about smarthome. Often bundled under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (or IoT), we've been waiting for that tipping point where smarthomes become necessary, rather than just a tech nicety. It looks... >>

Worried about flooding? Keep your eye on GaugeMap

Worried about flooding? Keep your eye on GaugeMap

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We're seeing an increasing frequency of flooding in the UK and it seems that what was once a rare occurrence, is something we're now facing each year in some part of the country. If you're looking for more information on which rivers are showing higher... >>

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

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We're entering a brave new world. A world where you're not (just) covertly alerted by the buzzing in your pocket, but overtly, visually and audibly by the device on your wrist. The shifting sands of technology bring sweeping changes in social behavior.... >>

Android for beginners: Tips and tricks for your new smartphone

Android for beginners: Tips and tricks for your new smartphone

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If you're holding your shiny new Android smartphone and are wondering how to get the most from it, then you've come to the right place. Whether this is your first smartphone, you've just hopped over from an iPhone, or you've had a number of Android handsets,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 tips and tricks

Samsung Galaxy S6 tips and tricks

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Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S6 - and its Galaxy S6 edge and edge+ cousins - have been some of the most exciting handsets of 2015. If you've got your hands on this new phone but feel a little lost, then don't panic, we've got you... >>

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children

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Amazon's Kindle has established itself as a leading reading device and where you have reading, you hopefully have eager children.  Although real books, on paper, as well as using public libraries, should be something that all children experience, there's... >>

How to watch Amazon Prime Instant Video on your Android phone or tablet

How to watch Amazon Prime Instant Video on your Android phone or tablet

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Amazon Prime Instant Video has a great selection of titles, from classics like Mad Men, to new hits like Bosch or The Man in the High Castle. But it's not the simplest service to use. Amazon's Prime Instant Video comes as part of the Prime subscription,... >>

Tag Heuer Connected review: Android Wear gets its luxury tag
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Tag Heuer Connected review: Android Wear gets its luxury tag

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The Tag Heuer Connected was described as a marriage of Watch Valley and Silicon Valley at the launch, with the larger-then-life CEO of the Swiss watch company, Jean-Claude Biver, introducing this forward-looking device from a traditional watch company.... >>

BT Ultra HD YouView+ review: A bold step into future 4K entertainment
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BT Ultra HD YouView+ review: A bold step into future 4K entertainment

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BT is the first television provider in the UK to take a step into the future of entertainment, launching its own Ultra HD 4K service. It started, appropriately, with BT Sport Ultra HD, but entails much more than just signing up for a new channel. BT's... >>

Android Wear review: The smartwatch platform?
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Android Wear review: The smartwatch platform?

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Android Wear is the platform for wearables designed to put the power of Google on your wrist. It keeps you always connected by delivering tailored alerts from your smartphone, but also acts as a point of input for interaction with your apps. It's designed... >>

Google Pixel C vs Apple iPad Pro: Which is the best tablet for you?

Google Pixel C vs Apple iPad Pro: Which is the best tablet for you?

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There's been a theme to recent tablet launches and that theme is productivity. No longer is the tablet just about providing a second screen experience, or easy access to something you might have previously quickly done on a laptop. Now your tablet wants... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: First class all the way?
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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: First class all the way?

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The surprise of Sony's latest smartphone refresh is the Xperia Z5 Premium. It's a bold title for a device named to make a statement; it's a device that captured the imagination with its chrome mirrored finish and 4K display when we first saw it. But is... >>

HTC One A9 vs One M9: Which is the best smartphone for you?

HTC One A9 vs One M9: Which is the best smartphone for you?

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HTC has faced tough competition in 2015, with the flagship HTC One M9 - launched in March - not getting quite the reception that HTC had hoped for, despite offering plenty of refinement. A new entry into HTC's line-up is the HTC One A9. It's a new class... >>

Google Pixel C review: Pixel perfect?
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Google Pixel C review: Pixel perfect?

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The first Pixel was a Chromebook, launched with a flourish - a shining example of what a Chromebook could be, if you were going to pour everything into it. The arrival of the Pixel C tablet sees a new entrant to Google's Pixel programme, one that's very... >>