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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... >>

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... >>

Massive Samsung Galaxy S7 photo leak leaves nothing to the imagination

Massive Samsung Galaxy S7 photo leak leaves nothing to the imagination

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The cat is out of the bag, the horse has bolted, other idioms are lining up expectantly, as a huge leak of images leaves us in no doubt about what the Samsung Galaxy S7 will look like. There has been no shortage of leaks of this handset, along with the... >>

Three announces network-level ad blocking plans

Three announces network-level ad blocking plans

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Three has announced that it plans to roll-out mobile ad-blocking on its network, following successful implementation in Three UK and Three Italy. The move is likely to cause protest from mobile advertisers and online communities.  The company has collaborated... >>

Nextbit Robin review: A clouded vision of smartphone storage
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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... >>

Is that an LG G5 in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?

Is that an LG G5 in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?

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LG's new G5 handset could put a bulge in your pants, if a new leaked image is to be believed. As we've been tracking rumours about LG's forthcoming flagship - launching on 21 February at Mobile World Congress - there's been talk about a Magic Slot that... >>

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
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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
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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... >>