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Honor 5C launches in Europe: Metal body mid-ranger, £149 price tag

Honor 5C launches in Europe: Metal body mid-ranger, £149 price tag

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Honor has announced that the Honor 5C will be available from today, 20 June, in the UK and across Europe. Launched previously in Asia, the European version of the Honor 5C loses the fingerprint scanner on the rear, which Honor says was necessary to hit... >>

Honor 5C preview: Affordable phone of the year?

Honor 5C preview: Affordable phone of the year?

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While big budget phones get launched on an international stage, following a long campaign of leaks and teases, it's at the budget end of the spectrum where things are fiercely competitive. Huawei was always an aggressive player when it came to price,... >>

BT Smart Hub: BT's new Hub is faster, smarter and ready for the future

BT Smart Hub: BT's new Hub is faster, smarter and ready for the future

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BT has announced its latest router, called the BT Smart Hub, and claims it has the most powerful Wi-Fi signal of all its broadband rivals, to ensure a connection that's even faster and more stable. Although it doesn't officially carry a Home Hub name... >>

Ford GT: Ford Performance heritage from 1966 to Le Mans 2016

Ford GT: Ford Performance heritage from 1966 to Le Mans 2016

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Sitting in an innocuous shed on the outskirts of Ford's Dagenham estate lies the Ford Heritage Centre. To look at, the building is perhaps as much a heritage piece as the cars that sit within. We pull up outside the new Ford Mustang GT, and with a parking... >>

Mini's future vision is an urban go-kart, made for sharing

Mini's future vision is an urban go-kart, made for sharing

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BMW's stargazing has reached Mini, with the company unveiling its Vision Next 100 model in London. Joining siblings from BMW and Rolls-Royce, the future of Mini is designed to be fun, funky, and shared with strangers. Acknowledging that urban dwellers... >>

The Rolls-Royce of the future is an autonomous land yacht with an AI concierge

The Rolls-Royce of the future is an autonomous land yacht with an AI concierge

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It's a rare day that Rolls-Royce unveils a new car, it's an even rarer day that Rolls-Royce unveils its future vision for luxury motoring. Unveiled in London, as part of BMW Group's Vision Next 100, the Rolls-Royce concept outlines the future vision for... >>

VerveLife by Motorola: Ones, Loop or Rider headphones have all your sports covered

VerveLife by Motorola: Ones, Loop or Rider headphones have all your sports covered

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VerveLife by Motorola was announced at Mobile World Congress 2016, offering a range of funky active accessories for your smartphone. Officially unveiled on 14 June and hitting stores on 16 June, we got our hands on this new range of connected devices... >>

What is Project Scorpio? The future of Xbox explained

What is Project Scorpio? The future of Xbox explained

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When the Xbox One S was announced at E3 2016, it was easy to get excited and look forward to some HDR gaming. The new console adds 4K support, as well as introducing HDR gaming, which all sounds very nice. However, the Xbox One S is something of an interim... >>

Hive Active Light: Connected bulbs make Hive a major smarthome player

Hive Active Light: Connected bulbs make Hive a major smarthome player

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Hive has today announced the addition of connected lighting to the Hive home, adding a major component to its smarthome portfolio.  Hive started with heating - making perfect sense for a company founded from British Gas - but the addition of Active Light... >>

Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

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Motorola took to the stage at Lenovo Tech World 2016 to unveil the new Moto Z. This new super smartphone replaces the Moto X as the flagship Moto device. It's packed with flagship specs and innovation, looking to offer you something a little different,... >>

Hive teases illuminating launch, smart lighting predicted

Hive teases illuminating launch, smart lighting predicted

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Hive, the smarthome arm of British Gas, has teased that there's a new addition coming to the Hive home. Sharing via its Twitter account, Hive says that there's something illuminating coming, with an accompanying video that simply shows flashing lights.... >>

Lenovo Tech World 2016: All the announcements that matter

Lenovo Tech World 2016: All the announcements that matter

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Lenovo took to the stage in San Francisco to host Lenovo Tech World 2016, announcing a range of products, including plenty of innovation in the mobile space. Lenovo Tech World is an innovation showcase from the company, giving it the chance to show the... >>

Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Force: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Force: What's the difference?

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Lenovo has revealed its new flagship handset, the Moto Z. Wiping the Moto X away, this new generation of super smartphones not only offers top-draw specs, it also offers an ecosystem of modular accessories - Moto Mods. There are two handsets, however,... >>

Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Lenovo has taken to the stage at Lenovo Tech World 2016 to unveil its next-gen handset, the Moto Z, which steps into flagship territory. But rather than just launching one new handset, Motorola has unveiled two versions of this handset, the Moto Z and... >>

Tesla drops the price of its entry-level Model S, say hello to the 60 and 60D

Tesla drops the price of its entry-level Model S, say hello to the 60 and 60D

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Followers of Tesla's EV march will have noticed a slight change to the line-up the company offers for the Model S. Gone is the 70D and in its place is the 60 and 60D.  For those who don't know, Tesla's model naming follows its available battery capacity,... >>

OnePlus Loop VR headset preview: This is the free VR headset for the OnePlus 3 launch

OnePlus Loop VR headset preview: This is the free VR headset for the OnePlus 3 launch

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When OnePlus said it was giving away free VR headsets, the internet blew up and soon stock had vanished. Fortunately we were at the front of the queue and now we've had our Loop VR headset delivered.  It would be selfish not to share, so here it is,... >>

Samsung KS7000 SUHD TV review: Serious performance for the price
4.5 stars

Samsung KS7000 SUHD TV review: Serious performance for the price

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Samsung has impressed with its line-up of SUHD televisions over the last year. For 2016, the message is about refinement, continuing the solid performance of the LED sets and pushing the message that this is now second-gen HDR (high dynamic range), the... >>

Panasonic DMP-UB900 review: Ultra-HD Blu-ray master class
4.5 stars

Panasonic DMP-UB900 review: Ultra-HD Blu-ray master class

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Taking a step into the future is Ultra HD Blu-ray, looking to up the quality and make the most out of the latest 4K televisions, all for your entertainment pleasure.  There are currently two UHD Blu-ray players available. Vying to be the next big thing... >>

Ford Mustang GT Convertible review: Big, brutal, and now British
4.5 stars

Ford Mustang GT Convertible review: Big, brutal, and now British

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When you're brought up on a diet of The Dukes of Hazzard and Starsky & Hutch, you can't help but feel that, perhaps, the Ford Capri left us a little short on muscle in the UK. Sure, the Capri was, and still is, an iconic car, but you could only gaze at... >>

Three to run network-level ad blocking trials in mid June

Three to run network-level ad blocking trials in mid June

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UPDATE: Three will run a 24-hour ad-blocking trial in mid-June to those customers who opt in to its invite. Three has announced that it plans to roll-out mobile ad-blocking on its network, following successful implementation in Three UK and Three Italy.... >>

Samsung UBD-K8500 review: Beautiful Ultra HD Blu-ray
4.5 stars

Samsung UBD-K8500 review: Beautiful Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Optical discs are dead, or so many would have you believe. That's perhaps a reflection of the times we're living in, where streaming entertainment out-paces its arrival on physical media. What better example than the latest Star Wars blockbuster, arriving... >>

OnePlus 3 specs leak revealing core hardware

OnePlus 3 specs leak revealing core hardware

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The OnePlus 3 is coming, due to be launched in glorious VR, with the company recently offering free Loop VR headsets to enjoy the show. That announcement confirmed that the phone would be called the OnePlus 3 and that we can expect the launch some time... >>

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Classic: What's the difference?

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Classic: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced an update to the humble Pebble, its first generation smartwatch, appropriately called the Pebble 2. In many ways the Pebble 2 reflects the Pebble heritage, offering many of the same features and functions. But with a new focus on... >>

Moto engages full RAZR nostalgia as it teases 9 June smartphone launch

Moto engages full RAZR nostalgia as it teases 9 June smartphone launch

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The nostalgia is so heavy in Moto's teaser video that it almost has us weeping. Teasing what's to come in the future, Motorola has released a video where the star of the show is the Moto V3 RAZR, set in high school. Undoubtedly, the V3 RAZR was one of... >>

Google announces Daydream, the future of Android virtual reality

Google announces Daydream, the future of Android virtual reality

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Clay Bavor, VP virtual reality at Google, took to the stage at Google I/O 2016 to add flesh to the bones of Google's future VR plans.  Evolving the VR offering beyond that of Cardboard, Bavor confirmed that Android is working on a new platform called... >>