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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... >>

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",... >>

Blinkbox gets renamed TalkTalk TV, but your content stays the same

Blinkbox gets renamed TalkTalk TV, but your content stays the same

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Last year TalkTalk took on Blinkbox, offloading the video streaming service from Tesco where it previously resided. In the immediate term, TalkTalk left Blinkbox as it was, but from today, it's started to change. Blinkbox.com has now been renamed TalkTalk... >>

Nikon D5 official: New flagship, new shooting skills

Nikon D5 official: New flagship, new shooting skills

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Having confirmed that the D5 was in development late in 2015, Nikon has used CES 2016 to officially announce its new professional flagship camera.The Nikon D5 is a newly developed FX format digital SLR, replacing the aging D4 models, offering increased... >>

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 Philips'... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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

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.It's... >>

Android Wear review: The smartwatch platform?
4.0 stars

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?
4.0 stars

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 for you?

HTC One A9 vs One M9: Which is the best 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?
4.0 stars

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... >>

BlackBerry's first Priv software update brings performance, camera, security enhancements

BlackBerry's first Priv software update brings performance, camera, security enhancements

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The Priv has barely hit the shelves, and BlackBerry's surprise Android hit is ready to receive its first software update. No, it isn't Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it does bring a range of enhancements, as well as kicking off the monthly security updates... >>

On the first day of Christmas, Ofcom gave to me … news that Wi-Fi could be disturbed by lights on the tree

On the first day of Christmas, Ofcom gave to me … news that Wi-Fi could be disturbed by lights on the tree

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Ok, so it isn't the first day of Christmas, but when there's a seasonal rhyme to be had who can resist? Ofcom has today announced that it is launching a Wi-Fi Checker app, aiming to help people examine the quality of the Wi-Fi in their homes. The headline... >>

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2015 in pictures

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2015 in pictures

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With fuzzy heads and a pocket full of ridiculous selfies, we awake in the aftermath of the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2015.The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards celebrated the best products of 2015, hosting an evening of merriment in London on 26 November.... >>

BlackBerry Priv tips and tricks: Master your Android BB

BlackBerry Priv tips and tricks: Master your Android BB

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The BlackBerry Priv is something of a surprise package, fusing some of the best features of Android with the best of BlackBerry. You now have that keyboard and BlackBerry Hub, but you also have access to all those Android apps. But this is a brave new... >>

LG smart TVs to offer Google's Play Movies and TV

LG smart TVs to offer Google's Play Movies and TV

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LG has confirmed that owners of its televisions will be getting an on-demand boost from Google.LG's smart TVs, including those using the webOS platform as well as earlier NetCast 4.0 and 4.5 models, will receive an update giving those TVs access to Google's... >>

E Ink really isn't just for the Kindle: The future of airports, art, payments and packaging

E Ink really isn't just for the Kindle: The future of airports, art, payments and packaging

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E Ink is the display that brings with it long battery life and excellent contrast, especially good for visibility in bright conditions.When you mention E Ink, you probably think about the Kindle or similar ebook readers. But there's so much more to E... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: Polish and performance
4.0 stars

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: Polish and performance

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. It made its debut on the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, a double helping of Marshmallow to kick off the next generation of Android devices.The updates have subsequently rolled... >>

This is why a £1100 Android Wear smartwatch makes perfect sense

This is why a £1100 Android Wear smartwatch makes perfect sense

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Our biggest criticism of Android Wear devices so far has revolved around design. Things started cheap (and there's some value in cheap things) but when you get to a flood of cheap, the entire category is devalued.The vernacular around Android Wear changed... >>

London Underground is now better connected, as 100 more stations come online

London Underground is now better connected, as 100 more stations come online

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The London Underground is a marvel of engineering, opening in 1863 and carrying around 1.3 billion passengers along its 250 miles of track every year, through 270 stations.But one of the most exciting developments for The Tube over the past few years... >>

BlackBerry Priv vs BlackBerry Passport, Classic, Leap: What's the difference?

BlackBerry Priv vs BlackBerry Passport, Classic, Leap: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry's latest handset has landed, the Priv. It makes a huge change for the company, moving to a new platform, looking, in the words of CEO John Chen, to deal with the problem of apps. The Priv arrives wanting to retain what BlackBerry is known... >>

Arcam MusicBoost: iPhone audio and battery boost sounds good to us

Arcam MusicBoost: iPhone audio and battery boost sounds good to us

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Arcam has a clever new iPhone case that it is working on that doubles-up on functions. Not only is the MusicBoost a battery case, but it contains a DAC and headphone amp too, so as the name suggests, it will upgrade the audio experience of your iPhone.Compatible... >>

5 things BlackBerry users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

5 things BlackBerry users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

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BlackBerry has finally launched the Priv, its latest handset, making the switch to Android.It's looking to bring together the best features of BlackBerry with the best of Android, launching a flagship-spec handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, as well... >>

5 things Android users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

5 things Android users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

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BlackBerry has finally launched the Priv, its first Android handset.It's looking to bring together the best features of BlackBerry with the best of Android, launching a flagship-spec handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, as well as a range of clever additions. You... >>

BlackBerry Priv review: A sweet BlackBerry and Android pie
4.0 stars

BlackBerry Priv review: A sweet BlackBerry and Android pie

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BlackBerry has trodden a rocky path these last few years that has lead us to a point that some felt was inevitable. With BB 7 and then BB 10 not really capturing the imagination in the way that iOS and Android have, it was of little surprise when BlackBerry... >>

Humax FVP-4000T review: Freeview Play's first set-top box
4.0 stars

Humax FVP-4000T review: Freeview Play's first set-top box

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Freeview Play has its first set-top box, the slickly named Humax FVP-4000T. The new service - that went live in October 2015 in the UK - is designed to combine regular broadcast Freeview services with connected catch-up services.If that's sounds familiar,... >>

Sony Bravia YouView update: Everything you need to know

Sony Bravia YouView update: Everything you need to know

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Sony has pushed out its update for 2015 Bravia televisions running on Android TV, bringing with it the new YouView experience. YouView replaces the old EPG and brings with it a number of benefits, updating your already smart TV, to make a range of things... >>

Rolls-Royce Wraith review: Sporting luxury, with a dab of charm
4.5 stars

Rolls-Royce Wraith review: Sporting luxury, with a dab of charm

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The Queen. Heads of state. Rock stars and swimming pools. FAB 1. So rich is the lore of Rolls-Royce that it's a motorcar company that needs little introduction. Seeing one on the roads might be a rare thing, but this iconic marque enjoys the highest of... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: A genuine iPad rival?
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: A genuine iPad rival?

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Samsung, perhaps more that any other company in the Android space, has been experimenting with the ultimate tablet recipe for a number of years. We've seen all sizes and various power setups in the company's line-up.The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 follows up... >>

OnePlus X official: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

OnePlus X official: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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OnePlus has taken to the stage in London to announce the launch of its second smartphone of year, the OnePlus X.Announced on 29 October, the new handset focuses on design, and broadens the company's offering to three handsets: the 2014 OnePlus One, the... >>

HTC One A9 review: Could it be magic?
4.0 stars

HTC One A9 review: Could it be magic?

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If there's one trend that's emerged in 2015, it's that the mid-range or sub-flagship category of Android phones is arguably more exciting than those right at the top.We've had the strong endurance of the Moto X Play, the incredible pricing of the OnePlus... >>

Garmin's Index Smart Scale brings more stats to your fitness fight

Garmin's Index Smart Scale brings more stats to your fitness fight

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Garmin has announced the Index Smart Scale, a connected scale offering a range of stats to help you battle the bulge, check yo' self or fight the fitness fight. The new scales follow the likes of Withings and Fitbit, offering not only weight, but BMI,... >>

Hive Active Heating 2.0 review: Style meets connected practicality
4.5 stars

Hive Active Heating 2.0 review: Style meets connected practicality

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Of all the services offering to take control of your heating, Hive is probably the system that has the highest profile. That's in no small part due to plenty of marketing and a brand name that's instantly recognisable: British Gas.Hive Active Heating... >>

HTC delivers bad news on HTC One A9 pricing

HTC delivers bad news on HTC One A9 pricing

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When the HTC One A9 was announced, we were quick to point out that the US price was $399 and the UK was £429, presenting a huge disparity in price points. HTC has now provided some clarity on these details and the news isn't great. That exciting $399.99... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 review: Flagship foibles
4.0 stars

Sony Xperia Z5 review: Flagship foibles

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Sony fell over its feet with the Xperia Z3+, a device that seemed to undo some of the great work laid down by the Xperia Z3 it replaced. With Sony seemingly sticking to unrelenting smartphone churn, however, the Z3+ is wiped away a mere four months after... >>