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Nextbit Robin's chocolate box design is the start of something sweet (we hope)

Nextbit Robin's chocolate box design is the start of something sweet (we hope)

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We don't do unboxing here at Pocket-lint, but when the Nextbit Robin arrived, we felt we just had to share it, because it's rare to get something packaged so nicely. There's definitely a chocolate box charm to the Robin. Slip off that sleeve and the box... >>

Force feedback joysticks and AR headsets aren't just for gamers, they're the future of combat aircraft

Force feedback joysticks and AR headsets aren't just for gamers, they're the future of combat aircraft

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A short train ride from London into the garden of England, as Kent is known, sits BAE Systems' Rochester facility. It's a site of some historical significance in aviation terms, as the WWII Short Stirling bomber was built here, but it's now where BAE... >>

Google Cardboard review: The cornerstone of mobile VR
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Google Cardboard review: The cornerstone of mobile VR

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Google Cardboard was announced at Google I/O in June 2014, and consists of two parts: a virtual reality (VR) headset, technically called a viewer, and the software ecosystem that supports it. Rather like Android Wear, it's one name applied to both the... >>

HTC One M10 could launch at 11 April event in London

HTC One M10 could launch at 11 April event in London

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We've been tracking rumours that HTC isn't quite ready to launch its next flagship handset yet and with Mobile World Congress fast approaching, it's not going to make an appearance at the huge mobile trade show. Rumours are now suggesting that the HTC... >>

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

Audi R8 V10 Plus 2016 review: Praktisch durch technik
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Audi R8 V10 Plus 2016 review: Praktisch durch technik

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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,... >>

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:... >>

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"... >>

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.... >>

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
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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... >>

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... >>

Best TVs of CES 2016: LG, Samsung, Panasonic and more

Best TVs of CES 2016: LG, Samsung, Panasonic and more

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Television has always been a big part of the Consumer Electronics Show hosted annually in Las Vegas. CES 2016 kicked off at the beginning of January, giving manufacturers the chance to show off their latest innovations in televisions, presenting the devices... >>

Best headphones and speakers of CES 2016: B&O, Naim, Philips and more

Best headphones and speakers of CES 2016: B&O, Naim, Philips and more

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CES 2016 always has a huge range of audio and visual delights, with headphones and speakers of all shapes and sizing wanting to entertain your ears. We paced the showfloor, picking out some of the most exciting new headphones and speakers coming your... >>

New Balance outlines Android Wear running watch plans

New Balance outlines Android Wear running watch plans

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New Balance has confirmed that it is embracing digital technology, with plans to launch a consumer running watch during 2016. Announcing a new Digital Sport division, the company has outlined that it wants to create a digital platform for runners, covering... >>

Kodak PixPro SP360 4K Action Cams can be paired up to film your 360 VR playground

Kodak PixPro SP360 4K Action Cams can be paired up to film your 360 VR playground

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Kodak has announced a new version of its PIxPro SP360 camera, stepping up to 4K, over the full HD version we've previously seen.  With virtual reality making a splash - Oculus Rift is coming in April for example – and compatible with Facebook and... >>

Sony's new players omit Ultra HD Blu-ray support

Sony's new players omit Ultra HD Blu-ray support

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Sony has announced two new players at CES 2016, but neither offer support for Ultra HD Blu-ray, the latest high-def video format being pushed by Samsung and Panasonic at the show. The first is pitched as a "high resolution premium audio and video player",... >>