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Watch the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 smartwatch launch live right here

Watch the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 smartwatch launch live right here

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Tag Heuer previously confirmed plans to unveil a new watch in its Connected family and taking to Twitter, it has teased the new announcement on 14 March, as well as confirming that it will be livestreaming the event on YouTube.It's expected that the new... >>

TomTom Adventurer review: Great for the great outdoors
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TomTom Adventurer review: Great for the great outdoors

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The TomTom Adventurer takes the company's existing sports watch line-up - as familiar in the Runner or Spark - with the added twist of a barometer for additional outdoor activity tracking abilities.TomTom is clearly looking to cement its place in sport... >>

Nokia's trolling Twitter users, dropping flagship phone hints at every turn

Nokia's trolling Twitter users, dropping flagship phone hints at every turn

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Nokia's recent Mobile World Congress launches of the Nokia 6, 5 and 3 - and that 3310 - omitted one major thing from a new line-up of phones: a proper flagship. Prior to launch there had been plenty of talk about a flagship device, nicknamed the P1,... >>

Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and Movado Android Wear watches confirmed for 2017 launch

Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and Movado Android Wear watches confirmed for 2017 launch

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Movado Group - guardians of a number of fashion watch brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss - has confirmed that it will be launching a family of Android Wear 2.0 watches.There will be five styles of men's watches unveiled by Movado at Baselworld... >>

What is QLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

What is QLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

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Samsung used CES 2017 to introduce a new type of TV technology that could prove to be a major leap forward in picture quality. It's called QLED, which you may think is incredibly similar to OLED. That's no coincidence, as both TV types are battling to... >>

In the muddle of HDR and Quantum Dots, it's Samsung's 'Invisible Connection' that's got our geek juices flowing

In the muddle of HDR and Quantum Dots, it's Samsung's 'Invisible Connection' that's got our geek juices flowing

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We've spent the day taking a closer look at the Samsung QLED TV range. Announced at CES 2017 and due to launch sometime in March or April, these TVs look to be a quantum leap in the LED vs OLED war. There's a huge amount of technology being piled into... >>

Google Pixel 2 due in 2017, will once again be a premium handset

Google Pixel 2 due in 2017, will once again be a premium handset

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There's a certain predictability to smartphone releases and we never really doubted that the Google Pixel would get a 2017 update, but now we have more concrete clarification, thanks to brief interview with Rick Osterloh, senior vice president of hardware... >>

Samsung Exynos has ambitions beyond the Galaxy S8: It's eyeing VR, cars, IoT with a full range of chipset levels

Samsung Exynos has ambitions beyond the Galaxy S8: It's eyeing VR, cars, IoT with a full range of chipset levels

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Samsung Exynos is really known for one thing: putting Samsung's own chips in some versions of its smartphones. In that sense, it's often seen as the lesser alternative to Qualcomm, with two different hardware configurations for different parts of the... >>

The new Nokia 3310 could actually be a really bad thing

The new Nokia 3310 could actually be a really bad thing

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With the dust settling over a busy MWC 2017, it's time to look back and reflect a little on that move from Nokia. The company relaunched itself into smartphones, adopting the Android platform and announcing the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. It's an important... >>

LG X Power 2 preview: Monster battery machine

LG X Power 2 preview: Monster battery machine

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The biggest request from smartphone owners is for better battery life. Manufacturers have been tackling this issue for many years, looking for ways to optimise, reducing drain from various apps and features and making big changes to things like the hardware... >>

HTC U Ultra review: Are two displays better than one?
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HTC U Ultra review: Are two displays better than one?

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HTC has kicked off 2017 with a new family of devices called HTC U. The logic is simple enough to follow: they are designed to be all about "you" (see what they did there?) and advance the connection between you and your device, for a more symbiotic relationship. It's... >>

Android at MWC 2017: 87 pin badges on the Android Walk, and something retro special

Android at MWC 2017: 87 pin badges on the Android Walk, and something retro special

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Android likes to bring a little fun to Mobile World Congress and in 2017, as it has done in two previous years Google has peppered the show with Android pin badges, providing show visitors with a distraction, while also hammering home just how far the... >>

Qualcomm: There's no Samsung contractual exclusivity on the Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm: There's no Samsung contractual exclusivity on the Snapdragon 835

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There's been plenty of rumour circulating that Samsung has "first dibs" on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Qualcomm however, talking at Mobile World Congress 2017, told us that there was no contractual exclusivity on the Snapdragon 835.It was... >>

Porsche Design Book One is a ridiculously plush 2-in-1 Windows dream device

Porsche Design Book One is a ridiculously plush 2-in-1 Windows dream device

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Porsche Design is making its foray into computing with the launch of the Book One. Pairing up with Intel, Windows and Quanta Computing, the result is a 2-in-1 premium laptop looking to take on the likes of the Surface Book.The Book One is crafted from... >>

Samsung Galaxy Book preview: A viable Surface alternative

Samsung Galaxy Book preview: A viable Surface alternative

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The world is trying to move us away from laptops and toward 2-in-1 devices. Following Microsoft's original dalliance and the emergence of Window RT, there was some turmoil, as it became immediately evident that people didn't want RT - they wanted the... >>

Mobile World Congress 2017: All the announcements that matter from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG and more

Mobile World Congress 2017: All the announcements that matter from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG and more

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Mobile World Congress 2017 saw a whole stack of new smartphones, tablets and other devices launched during its time in Barcelona.Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, Nokia and other mobile manufacturers have announced gadgets for the coming months and we've been... >>

Nokia 6 Android phone: Specs, release date and everything you need to know

Nokia 6 Android phone: Specs, release date and everything you need to know

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Nokia has announced its return to the global smartphone stage with the launch of the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, a trio of Android smartphones designed to attack the affordable segment of the market.The Nokia 6 first launched in China as a JD.com exclusive... >>

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date is 29 March

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date is 29 March

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Samsung used its Mobile World Congress 2017 press conference to tease the launch date for its forthcoming smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8.Samsung usually uses the Barcelona trade show to launch its annual update to its flagship smartphone, but in 2017,... >>

Nokia 6 goes global with glorious Arte Black special edition

Nokia 6 goes global with glorious Arte Black special edition

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The Nokia 6 was launched in China as Nokia's first Android phone under the new HMD company; pre-orders amounted to 1.3 million in the first 4 days, and it sold out almost instantly in China, leaving HMD playing catch-up.Now comes the turn of the rest... >>

Nokia 6 preview: A solid start for the new Android Nokia

Nokia 6 preview: A solid start for the new Android Nokia

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The Nokia 6 launched in China, breaking records for pre-orders and instantly putting HMD Global on the back foot. With demand outstripping supply, you could say the Nokia 6 got off to a solid start as a JD.com exclusive.As guardians of the Nokia brand... >>

Nokia targets affordable Android with Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones

Nokia targets affordable Android with Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones

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Nokia has announced a trio of phones as the company looks to re-establish itself as a force on the global smartphone stage. The company, now operating under license of new Finnish company HMD Global, has revealed a collection of Android handsets, bringing... >>

Nokia 5 preview: Pure Android, all metal, completely affordable

Nokia 5 preview: Pure Android, all metal, completely affordable

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Nokia has announced a trio of global smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With the Nokia 6 leading the charge, and the Nokia 3 bringing up the rear, it's the Nokia 5 that sits in the middle. Priced at just €189, it's a fully-fledged Android... >>

Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

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Nokia has announced three Android devices as the company begins its fight back into smartphones. Announced at Mobile World Congress 2017, the line-up includes the Nokia 6 which launched in China earlier in 2017, and new Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 models slipping... >>

When is the Huawei P10 launch and how can I watch it live?

When is the Huawei P10 launch and how can I watch it live?

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Huawei has been telling us for weeks that it's launching the Huawei P10 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 26 February.The new flagship smartphone from Huawei has been teased widely, showing off that dual-camera action, talking about the Leica love... >>

Alexa could come to a whole host of Bluetooth devices, thanks to Qualcomm

Alexa could come to a whole host of Bluetooth devices, thanks to Qualcomm

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Qualcomm has confirmed that it's taking steps to enable the Alexa wake word on Bluetooth devices, thanks to software support in some of the latest Qualcomm Bluetooth Audio chips. For those wanting the technical details, it's the CSR8670 and CSR8675 chipsets... >>