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LG Watch Urbane 2 vs LG Watch Urbane: What's the difference?

LG Watch Urbane 2 vs LG Watch Urbane: What's the difference?

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The Watch Urbane 2, or second edition, has just been announced by LG, bringing the very latest features to its line-up of smartwatches and expanding the offering of Android Wear. Its namesake the LG Watch Urbane was introduced at Mobile World Congress... >>

Google Nexus vs Google Pixel: What's the difference?

Google Nexus vs Google Pixel: What's the difference?

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Google set the cat amongst the pigeons today, announcing a new tablet, the Pixel C. Launched alongside the two new Nexus handsets, this new tablet comes Pixel branded, rather than Nexus branded.  The last Pixel product we saw was the Chromebook Pixel,... >>

Nexus 6P official: Release date, price and specs

Nexus 6P official: Release date, price and specs

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Google has officially announced the Nexus 6P as a 5.7-inch smartphone made by Huawei during its launch event in San Francisco. It's pretty much identical to the many leaks and rumours we've seen and heard in the last few months, with a better camera,... >>

Welcome to the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2015!

Welcome to the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2015!

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are now in their 12th year, coming together annually to celebrate everything great about gadgets and tech. This year, we're partnering with superfast EE to bring you the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. As 2015 nears its end,... >>

BlackBerry Priv hands-on video reveals capacitive keyboard, Qualcomm and "all that good stuff"

BlackBerry Priv hands-on video reveals capacitive keyboard, Qualcomm and "all that good stuff"

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BlackBerry has taken a rather renegade approach to announcing its latest handset. It first confirmed that the Priv Android slider was real via CNBC (repeated on its blog), as well as writing the announcement into its quarterly results announcement. But... >>

BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially confirms Priv Android handset

BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially confirms Priv Android handset

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BlackBerry has officially confirmed the launch of the BlackBerry Priv, the rumoured Android slider that's been doing the rounds under the codename BlackBerry Venice. Although there's been no official press release, specs or supporting images, John Chen,... >>

BlackBerry Priv is the real name for the BB Venice Android slider

BlackBerry Priv is the real name for the BB Venice Android slider

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The next BlackBerry handset has had plenty of exposure recently, flaunting its wares under the codename BlackBerry Venice. It's been reported, however, that it's real name will be the BlackBerry Priv. The source of this information will be familiar to... >>

Huawei Mate S review: Yes mate!
4.5 stars

Huawei Mate S review: Yes mate!

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Over the past year we've seen the rising tide of Chinese smartphones. As established companies like HTC and Sony Mobile have reported some difficulties, the likes of OnePlus and Xiaomi have stolen headlines. Huawei has long been saying it has ambitions... >>

Huge Nexus 6P photo leak reveals design, confirms rumours

Huge Nexus 6P photo leak reveals design, confirms rumours

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As we approach the Nexus 6P release date of 29 September, we've seen more and more of the next Nexus device. But this is probably the biggest leak yet when it comes to design. Courtesy of Android Police we have what appears to be a product shot for the... >>

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P names confirmed by leaked packaging

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P names confirmed by leaked packaging

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The final pieces of the next Nexus puzzle are falling into place. With two new Nexus devices expected to be unveiled on 29 September, we've now seen leaked packaging designs leak.  These box designs - secured by Android Police - are reminiscent of previous... >>

Watch complications: What is Apple talking about?

Watch complications: What is Apple talking about?

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Over the past year, the world of tech that we inhabit has been exposed to a new vernacular. As companies diversify product offerings, we've seen new terms appear, crawling out of presentations and press releases, with little thought as to whether they're... >>

Amazon Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10 vs Fire: Which tablet should you choose?

Amazon Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10 vs Fire: Which tablet should you choose?

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Amazon has updated its family of Fire tablets, bringing refreshes at a number of sizes and prices, meaning there's something for everyone. There's a lot that these tablets all have in common, not least being deeply integrated with Amazon's entertainment... >>

Amazon updates tablet family with Fire HD 8 and HD 10, new £50 7-inch Fire tablet and refreshed Kids Edition

Amazon updates tablet family with Fire HD 8 and HD 10, new £50 7-inch Fire tablet and refreshed Kids Edition

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Amazon has announced an extensive refresh of its family of Fire tablets, sweeping in a new user interface in Fire OS 5 "Bellini", impressive specs and aggressive prices. There are two new Amazon Fire HD tablets in 8 and 10 inch sizes, the hero devices... >>

Rolls-Royce Dawn: The sexiest and most sociable Rolls ever

Rolls-Royce Dawn: The sexiest and most sociable Rolls ever

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The launch of a new Rolls-Royce isn't something that happens with a great deal of regularity. When you're the epitome of luxury, announcing a new model of motor car is something of a celebration, a chance to show the world your craftsmanship and reassert... >>

Barclaycard to offer NFC payments up to £100 on Android smartphones

Barclaycard to offer NFC payments up to £100 on Android smartphones

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Barclaycard has announced that you'll be able to make NFC payments using your Android smartphone through the Barclaycard app as of November.  With Android Pay yet to land in the UK, Barclaycard appears to be forging its own route to smartphone payments,... >>

Three switches on VoLTE, dubs it 4G Super Voice

Three switches on VoLTE, dubs it 4G Super Voice

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Three is the first network in the UK to enable VoLTE (voice over LTE), throwing the switch to make it possible to make calls and send messages over the 4G network. Moving voice and messages to 4G means that Three can offer better performance in some low-reception... >>

Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling service is now live, but there's a catch

Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling service is now live, but there's a catch

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Vodafone announced earlier in the year that Wi-Fi Calling would be coming to its network and Voda has now confirmed it: the service has been activated. That means that eligible Vodafone customers will be able to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi rather... >>

HTC One M9 Plus review: Plus and minus
4.0 stars

HTC One M9 Plus review: Plus and minus

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The HTC One M9 was met with a muted response. HTC's efforts in refining design felt like a distraction and the new flagship felt like it was slightly adrift, facing completion from all sides. It was only a few weeks later that HTC announced the HTC One... >>

BBC's Make it Digital season opens: Here's what's coming to TV, radio and online

BBC's Make it Digital season opens: Here's what's coming to TV, radio and online

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The BBC has announced its line-up of content for its Make it Digital season, that runs up until 26 September 2015. We've previously heard about The GameChangers, the Daniel Radcliffe drama looking behind scenes of the hit game Grand Theft Auto, but that's... >>

Huawei Mate S "Force Touch" display explored: A new way to interact

Huawei Mate S "Force Touch" display explored: A new way to interact

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Huawei took to the stage at IFA 2015 to show off the new Mate S. There's a lot to this new device, but the part that's likely to draw the most attention is the pressure-sensitive display.  Firstly a little clarity: the pressure-sensitive display isn't... >>

Stunning LG "wave" double-sided OLED display leaves us speechless

Stunning LG "wave" double-sided OLED display leaves us speechless

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LG has been talking about OLED a lot recently. It's the display technology that LG sees as the most important for the future, continuing to research, develop and ultimately, release OLED products. IFA 2015 saw the launch of LG's first flat 4K OLED TV,... >>

Moto 360 Sport is an athletic lean on Moto's new smartwatch

Moto 360 Sport is an athletic lean on Moto's new smartwatch

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Amidst the announcements for Motorola's new Android Wear devices was the Moto 360 Sport. It's the athletic cousin to the two new 360 devices launched by Motorola. The big difference between this smartwatch and the others is that there is a silicone strap... >>

These LG Bean Birds are the cutest things to come out of IFA 2015

These LG Bean Birds are the cutest things to come out of IFA 2015

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IFA 2015 has been a hotbed of the latest tech launches, with plenty of big reveals, from Ultra HD Blu-ray, to a 4K smartphone, to a TV that projects images up your walls. But nothing can touch these LG Bean Birds for cuteness. The LG Bean Bird's aim in... >>

This is Samsung's Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

This is Samsung's Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

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Samsung used IFA 2015 to show-off the future for UHD home entertainment, revealing its Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Technically speaking, this is the UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player and the first player announced that will play UHD Blu-ray. Why is that... >>

Samsung drops another teaser, this time for Galaxy View

Samsung drops another teaser, this time for Galaxy View

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Samsung has just stepped off stage at IFA 2015, after introducing the new Gear S2. But just as it did at the Unpacked event for the Note 5 launch, it used the opportunity to tease a new product.  Saying it was something new, in a new category, Samsung... >>