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Panasonic 4K HDR choices 2016: DX902, DX802, DX750, DX700 TVs explored

Panasonic 4K HDR choices 2016: DX902, DX802, DX750, DX700 TVs explored

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Panasonic refreshed its line-up of Viera televisions for 2016, with a number of models offering Ultra HD/4K, as well as high dynamic range (HDR).We saw the launch of the DX900 at CES 2016 (appearing as the DX902 in Europe), Panasonic's first television... >>

Panasonic UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player available from mid-April

Panasonic UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player available from mid-April

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One of the first Ultra HD Blu-ray players to hit the shelves will be the Panasonic UB900, meaning you'll be able to play your (as yet unavailable) Ultra HD Blu-ray discs in glorious 4K with HDR on your brand new television.Panasonic has confirmed that... >>

DS 3 first drive: Fun French fancy

DS 3 first drive: Fun French fancy

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Rolling out originally with the chevrons of Citroën on the front, the DS 3 has had a revamp and refresh, now sitting pretty in the avant-garde livery of DS Automobiles. Ok, so they may be one and the same, but with the DS 5, DS 4 and now the DS 3 getting... >>

LeEco has a smart mountain bike, and you're going to want one

LeEco has a smart mountain bike, and you're going to want one

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When LeEco called us in to talk about the Le Max Pro - and it's plans for expansion outside of China - we weren't expecting to be spending our time marvelling over a smart bike. But when we found Le Syvrac it only seemed fair to stop and stare.You might... >>

HTC Vive Consumer Edition: Eyes-on the final hardware

HTC Vive Consumer Edition: Eyes-on the final hardware

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HTC Vive was first revealed at MWC 2015 and has spent the last year touring the world, developing, refining and showing its skills, until it arrived at MWC 2016. A year later, we're looking at the final consumer hardware that you'll be able to order yourself... >>

Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: Smartphone star causes a stir

Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: Smartphone star causes a stir

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If you're into smartphones, then the name Xiaomi will be one you recognise. Enjoying huge successes in the China, Hugo Barra, VP of international at Xiaomi claimed that the company sat in the top spot for smartphone sales in China, and number 5 globally.The... >>

Victorinox Cybertool is a smart accessory for your analogue watch

Victorinox Cybertool is a smart accessory for your analogue watch

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Victorinox and Acer have been working together to combine Acer's technology passions with Victorinox's Swiss pursuit of quality, and bring something a little different to the wearable market.The Victorinox Cybertool is a high-tech addition for your Inox... >>

LeEco Le Max Pro: A super phone for a super ambitious company

LeEco Le Max Pro: A super phone for a super ambitious company

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The LeEco story is an interesting one. Recently changing the name from LeTV - because it does more than just TV - the "Eco" part of the name is nothing to do with being green, it's about ecosystem.LeEco popped onto the radar of smartphone fans with the... >>

Forget phones: Mobile World Congress 2016 is all about VR

Forget phones: Mobile World Congress 2016 is all about VR

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If you were looking for a theme for Mobile World Congress, then it's other worldly: MWC 2016 is about virtual reality.Last year everyone lined up to talk about luxury. There were premium handsets, luxury watches, talk of quality materials, jewellery grade... >>

LG Cam Plus: Get a grip on mobile photography

LG Cam Plus: Get a grip on mobile photography

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Among the range of LG Friends released for the LG G5 is the LG Cam Plus. This is a camera accessory, designed to help you get the best out of your mobile photography.Firstly, let's clear up some confusion. This isn't a camera module, it doesn't change... >>

Android at MWC: There are 87 pin badges, and here's what they look like

Android at MWC: There are 87 pin badges, and here's what they look like

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Android might not have a lot to announce at Mobile World Congress, saving the big hits of Android N for Google I/O in May, but Google's mobile OS is everywhere on the show floors of Mobile World Congress 2016.As in previous years, Google is having fun... >>

Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon could power your top-spec VR headset

Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon could power your top-spec VR headset

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The mobile world might be talking about the newly-launched Snapdragon 820, powering the latest devices like the LG G5 and some variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7, but today Qualcomm made the promise of real desktop-rivalling power in its next-gen Snapdragon... >>

HTC Desire 530, 630, 825: Introducing micro splash, Hi-Res Audio, fun and frolics

HTC Desire 530, 630, 825: Introducing micro splash, Hi-Res Audio, fun and frolics

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HTC has updated its mid-range Desire handset line, with the announcement of the Desire 530, Desire 630 and Desire 825 at Mobile World Congress 2016. This is HTC's fun and funky set of phones, and the most distinctive thing about them is a new finish... >>

HTC One X9: Boosting the mid-range with A9 design

HTC One X9: Boosting the mid-range with A9 design

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The HTC One X9 was originally launched in Asia in December 2016, and now this handset is spreading its wings and making its way to Europe, fusing design close to the HTC One A9, with a larger display, and the restoration of BoomSound.This probably isn't... >>

HTC Vive will cost $799, pre-orders open on 29 February

HTC Vive will cost $799, pre-orders open on 29 February

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HTC has announced that its VR headset, built in partnership with Steam, will be priced at $799 when it goes on pre-order on 29 February.The announcement of the price arrives as HTC unveils the final consumer edition of the headset, evolving a few features... >>

LG 360 Cam: Capture your VR world

LG 360 Cam: Capture your VR world

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LG has made a big bang with the launch of the LG G5 at Mobile World Congress 2016. Among the LG Friends - a range of devices designed to work seamlessly with the new LG G5 - is the LG 360 Cam.LG is following the likes of Nikon and Kodak of embracing the... >>

LG G5 and Friends is an explosion of fun: Smartphone, 360 camera, VR headset and more

LG G5 and Friends is an explosion of fun: Smartphone, 360 camera, VR headset and more

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The launch of the LG G5 heralds the start of something new from LG. It might be an impressive end point at the end of a progressive journey over the past few years, but the launch at Mobile World Congress 2016 sees LG making a bigger splash than it's... >>

LG Rolling Bot is a smartphone-controlled ball of fun with frikkin' laser beams

LG Rolling Bot is a smartphone-controlled ball of fun with frikkin' laser beams

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If you fell in love with BB-8's adorable bally cuteness in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then prepare to have your heartstrings tugged: say hello to LG's Rolling Bot. The LG Rolling Bot is one of the LG G5's Friends, one of a number of accessories shown... >>

LG 360 VR preview: A unique perspective on mobile VR

LG 360 VR preview: A unique perspective on mobile VR

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LG surprised many with the launch of the LG 360 VR, a virtual reality headset announced alongside the LG G5 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.VR seems to be very much the hot topic in 2016, from the major systems like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, through... >>

Nextbit Robin review: A clouded vision of smartphone storage
3.5 stars

Nextbit Robin review: A clouded vision of smartphone storage

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The Nextbit Robin aims to resolve your storage woes with a clever software system that uses the cloud and will smartly archive and restore your content based on your usage and needs.That's the pitch, but the Nextbit Robin is much more than a phone that's... >>

Microsoft Surface Book out now: Buy it today in the UK, price from £1300

Microsoft Surface Book out now: Buy it today in the UK, price from £1300

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It's official: Surface Book has arrived in the UK and it's now available to buy.When Microsoft announced availability during its big Windows 10 hardware love-in, there was one device missing from the selection that was confirmed for the UK: Surface... >>

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear chipset signs up its first smartwatch manufacturers

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear chipset signs up its first smartwatch manufacturers

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Qualcomm recently announced the launch of the Snapdragon Wear 2100, a new chipset that's designed specifically for wearable devices. The company, on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2016, has revealed that the first manufacturers have signed up to use... >>

Netgear Arlo Q is a 1080p smart security camera for your home

Netgear Arlo Q is a 1080p smart security camera for your home

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Netgear is expanding its Arlo range of home monitoring cameras with the Arlo Q.The Arlo Q is a powered camera, meaning it needs to be hooked up to the mains, as opposed to the Wire-Free cameras that Netgear originally launched with the Arlo system, that... >>

Microsoft Lumia 950 review: The dawn of Windows 10 Mobile
3.0 stars

Microsoft Lumia 950 review: The dawn of Windows 10 Mobile

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Windows Phone 7 launched with a flourish. A range of devices, all singing from the same song sheet, from many of the big manufacturers, like LG, HTC, Samsung. It was a uniform alliance of handsets marking the start of something new. Until it all fell... >>

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
4.0 stars

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... >>

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music review: Feature-packed for fitness fun
4.0 stars

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... >>

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

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,... >>

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 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... >>

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 car... >>

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... >>