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LG has the cutest Bluetooth speaker that looks like a candle with built-in mood lighting

LG has the cutest Bluetooth speaker that looks like a candle with built-in mood lighting

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LG has announced a new collection of Bluetooth speakers all offering quirky refreshing design, a little different to your average silver or black Bluetooth box.  Of the collection, the dramatically named PH3 is the most interesting, with a design like... >>

New PlayStation 4 Slim controller pictures break into the wild for all to see

New PlayStation 4 Slim controller pictures break into the wild for all to see

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A new version of the PlayStation 4 appeared on Monday, dramatically showing off its slim lines when it was listed on Gumtree in the UK, bought by a PlayStation fan, exhibited on Twitter and finally, verified by Eurogamer. This twisting tale hasn't quite... >>

Android 7.0 Nougat release: Everything you need to know

Android 7.0 Nougat release: Everything you need to know

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Android 7.0 has carved an unusual path through its pre-release. Often reserved for developers, the big change with the Nougat release is that Google has been very open and sharing about it. Google has confirmed the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat has now... >>

Android 7.0 Nougat: 7 new features to get excited about

Android 7.0 Nougat: 7 new features to get excited about

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There are a lot of changes coming in Android 7.0 Nougat, which Google has confirmed will be rolling-out from 22 August. Here's a run down of some of the things to get excited about. 1. Revamped quick settings The quick settings have been refreshed, giving... >>

Sony PlayStation 4 Slim confirmed to exist, as report suggests two PS4 consoles to launch in September

Sony PlayStation 4 Slim confirmed to exist, as report suggests two PS4 consoles to launch in September

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Sony is hosting an event to announce something about PlayStation on 7 September, but in a flurry of leaks, some of that news might have escaped early. Sony confirmed the launch event on 10 August, inviting media to a New York launch saying that it would... >>

Android Nougat preview: Everything you need to know about Android 7.0

Android Nougat preview: Everything you need to know about Android 7.0

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Android has been making some big moves recently, redesigning and adding functionality to the mobile operating system to make it more capable and more competitive. With the advent of Lollipop, Android moved to a state that felt like it was complete. It... >>

Uber and Volvo jointly working on autonomous taxis, as test fleet arrives in Pittsburgh

Uber and Volvo jointly working on autonomous taxis, as test fleet arrives in Pittsburgh

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Uber and Volvo have signed an agreement that will lead to a jointly-developed autonomous vehicle, Volvo has announced. The new vehicle will meet the demands of both companies to develop fully-autonomous driverless cars, the next generation of such vehicles... >>

Nokia Android phones: What can we expect to see?

Nokia Android phones: What can we expect to see?

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Nokia is making its way back, initially announcing that it's going to be embracing Android and producing a number of smartphones and tablets over the coming years in May, leaving us to consider what might be coming from Nokia in the future. Nokia's story... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to mastering your Note

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to mastering your Note

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If you thought the Galaxy S7 was going to be the top smartphone of 2016, then think again, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 wants to be top dog.  In typical Samsung style, this superphone is absolutely stuffed full of features, options and settings. You'll... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 to launch on 31 August, going head-to-head with Samsung Gear S3

Asus ZenWatch 3 to launch on 31 August, going head-to-head with Samsung Gear S3

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In the world of wearables, 31 August is going to be a busy day. First of all Samsung pinned a date on its next Gear launch and now Asus has joined the fray, tweeting that it will also be lining up a launch on 31 August, just a few days before IFA 2016... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders open: £699 SIM free and more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders open: £699 SIM free and more

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The time has come to get your pre-order in for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the phone tipped to be one of the hottest that 2016 has on offer.  With the UK missing out on the Note 5, there are plenty of people eagerly awaiting the arrival of Samsung's latest.... >>

Nikon D3400 updates entry-level DSLR with Bluetooth, for instant smartphone sharing

Nikon D3400 updates entry-level DSLR with Bluetooth, for instant smartphone sharing

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Nikon has announced the Nikon D3400 DSLR, updating the existing Nikon D3300 with additional connectivity options to make it more attractive to those shooting on the move.  With traditional cameras under threat from the convenience of smartphones, Nikon's... >>

Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB release date confirmed, consoles now on pre-order

Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB release date confirmed, consoles now on pre-order

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Xbox has kicked off Gamescom in Germany with an announcement that we were expecting - the opening of pre-orders on the smaller capacity Xbox One S consoles. There's a catch however. This isn't just the straight console, it's the Xbox One S with FIFA 17... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The coolest thing you'll find in the box isn't the phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The coolest thing you'll find in the box isn't the phone

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is probably one of the hottest phones in 2016. Announced a few weeks ago, the Note 7 is now on pre-order, hitting shelves on 2 September. We've unboxed the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and some of the best bits of this phone are lurking... >>

Pokemon Go: Best Pokemon with highest CP

Pokemon Go: Best Pokemon with highest CP

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With Pokemon mania having spread across the world, you're probably in the position where you're wondering which Pokemon you should really be investing your time in. With a choice of 151 Pokemon (although not all are available to catch right now in the... >>

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

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Pokemon Go's biggest problem is battery drain. In a world where smartphones are notorious for eating battery really quickly anyway, it's a double-whammy of battery carnage. Fear not, for in the recent update to the Pokemon Go app, the battery saver feature... >>

Logitech Pop is a smarthome switch that can quite literally get the party started

Logitech Pop is a smarthome switch that can quite literally get the party started

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Logitech has announced the Pop, a smart home switch that looks to cross the smarthome divide and control multiple devices with the press of a button. The switch links into your Wi-Fi, scanning for compatible smarthome devices - such as Sonos, Philips... >>

Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players: Spinning 4K discs

Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players: Spinning 4K discs

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Many will proclaim that optical media is dead and that streaming is the way ahead, but one look at the quality of the latest blockbuster movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray and you'll change your mind. Ultra HD Blu-ray is a new thing for 2016. The format has been... >>

Pokemon Go: Sightings and nearby will super-charge maps and help you find Pokemon

Pokemon Go: Sightings and nearby will super-charge maps and help you find Pokemon

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The nearby system in Pokemon Go hasn't really worked properly since launch, but everything could be about to change as Niantic Labs looks to super-charge Pokemon Go's maps. In a recent app update, some changes came to the Pokemon Go nearby system. For... >>

Casio EX-FR200 will capture your wide-angle selfie and 360 video world

Casio EX-FR200 will capture your wide-angle selfie and 360 video world

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With everyone talking about virtual reality, camera manufacturers see the opportunity to provide their own perspective, with a range of innovative capture devices appearing from all sides.  Casio is the latest company to join the fray, with the announcement... >>

Play Doodle Fruit Games: How to find and play Google's amazingly addictive fruit Olympics

Play Doodle Fruit Games: How to find and play Google's amazingly addictive fruit Olympics

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Google is going big on the Olympics. Not only is its coverage of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 hugely comprehensive and easy to navigate through Google Search, it's also running its own competition: welcome to the Doodle Fruit Games. This fruit fun is easy... >>

Xbox One S: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Xbox One S: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The Xbox team didn't mess around at its E3 2016 press conference last month, opening straight into the announcement of a new model Xbox - the Xbox One S. And now it is available to buy, in its 2TB form. Designed to sit alongside the current Xbox One,... >>

Audi SQ7 review: An insane sports car of an SUV
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Audi SQ7 review: An insane sports car of an SUV

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When Audi first launched the SQ7, a lot of people laughed. It was expensive and huge in size, perhaps a little out of character on the UK's roads. But that SUV made its mark, popular for its luxe finish and the size, including the seven seats, in a category... >>

Hyundai Ioniq Electric review: Fully charged
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Hyundai Ioniq Electric review: Fully charged

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Hyundai has opted to launch three different green driving solutions in one with the new Ioniq. The idea is simple: Hyundai offers one platform and you choose whether you want Hybrid, Electric or Plug-in Hybrid.  Options are few, making this a relatively... >>

Casio Edifice EQB-500: Watch first, connected device second

Casio Edifice EQB-500: Watch first, connected device second

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Smartwatches have taken a few headlines over the past year, with devices like the Apple Watch offering a whole range of features for when you don't want to be using your phone. The most important thing about the Casio Edifice is that it's a good looking... >>