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Samsung Galaxy what? The tablet family tree

Samsung Galaxy what? The tablet family tree

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Samsung doesn’t exactly hold back when it comes to releasing products. Turning out more tablets than the fires of Mordor can muster orcs, keeping track of Samsung’s product line isn’t easy.Just about everything Samsung makes has a Galaxy name in... >>

Vibe Slick headphones pictures and hands-on

Vibe Slick headphones pictures and hands-on

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Headphones can be annoying little things. Either you invest in an expensive pair and protect them like you would a small child, or go cheap and expect them to break at any moment, depriving you of music on your trip to work.If you're the sort who likes... >>

Airport Express (2012)
4.5 stars

Airport Express (2012)

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A wireless router really isn't a very exciting thing. That is unless it has been put together by Apple. The new Airport Express is designed to look as good as your living room, and throw in a bit of extra Apple functionality you wouldn't normally get... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Wisepilot GPS review (iPhone/Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Wisepilot GPS review (iPhone/Android)

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There are a lot of GPS apps out there, just about every single one of which will get you from A to B. The difference between them really is just how easily they do it. TomTom has a bit of a monopoly in this area, and rightly so: it makes a brilliant smartphone... >>

Best iPad games: Shooters

Best iPad games: Shooters

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There is quite a bit of power in the iPad, especially the more recent models, which can match the sort of graphics you would expect from a games console. This means the door has been unlocked to big-budget apps and full-featured shooters.Most push the... >>

Sky+ iPad app update pictures and hands-on

Sky+ iPad app update pictures and hands-on

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Sky has rolled out quite a significant update to its iPad app, giving owners of Sky+ HD boxes the ability to control them by remote using their iPad. It might be a simple tweak but this is one update we know Sky subscribers have been waiting for, Pocket-lint... >>

Sleeping Dogs: More realistic than you might think

Sleeping Dogs: More realistic than you might think

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Sleeping Dogs is violent. Incredibly violent, in fact. At the push of a button it is possible to run up to anyone within the game, smash their legs in half and then walk off while everyone around them winces. Set among the dangerous triad gangs of Hong... >>

Sleeping Dogs
4.5 stars

Sleeping Dogs

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At launch Grand Theft Auto 3 made quite a stir. Offending as many people as possible, while giving enjoyment to gamers the world over, it is the Johnny Rotten of video games. What followed was a series of sequels, prequels and entirely different stories... >>

Team GB on Twitter: Who to follow and what they're Tweeting about

Team GB on Twitter: Who to follow and what they're Tweeting about

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The London 2012 Olympics are in full swing and Team GB is getting stuck in trying to win as many medals as possible. The opening ceremony really pushed the idea that this year was a digital games - an Olympics fuelled by smartphones and the internet -... >>

London 2012 Olympic gold medal pictures and hands-on

London 2012 Olympic gold medal pictures and hands-on

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There were just 302 gold medals up for grabs at the London 2012 Olympic Games, each one lovingly machined by the Royal Mint, to a design by decorative artist David Watkins. With the Games over, athletes who missed out will have to wait a few more years... >>

Best iPad games: Casual

Best iPad games: Casual

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The iPad can be a serious time killer. Hand the slate over to any grumpy kids on a long car journey and you can pretty much guarantee silence, or a broken iPad. It is the perfect device to just casually tap away at a game, or nip at something much bigger.So... >>

Best iPad games: Racing

Best iPad games: Racing

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The racing game is like the toasted cheese sandwich of apps. A classic in every way and tasty no matter how badly you cook it, we love a good racing app. There is however an insane number of them to choose from and while most are pretty decent, there... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Cubemen review (iPhone / iPad / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: Cubemen review (iPhone / iPad / iPod touch)

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Strategy games on the iPad tend to be fairly disappointing. You would think all that extra screen space makes for a really good strategy experience. It is usually the controls that let the apps down.With Cubemen this is definitely not the case. It's a... >>

The tech that helped Team GB win gold

The tech that helped Team GB win gold

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Great Britain has had an incredible run of success at the London Olympics. Legends have been made almost instantly. Be it Mo Farah’s incredible 10,000 metre win, Ben Ainsley’s stunning sailing or Victoria Pendleton’s efforts in the velodrome, our... >>

Best iPad games: Arcade

Best iPad games: Arcade

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What makes the iPad such a great arcade gaming device is its bigger screen. Pick up something like the iCade and you even have a fully fledged arcade machine. Couple that with some classic games wrapped up in some of the best apps and you have an arcade... >>

How to shoot the Olympics: a photographer's guide

How to shoot the Olympics: a photographer's guide

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We can’t think of a much better opportunity to take your latest piece of photographic kit for a spin than the London 2012 Olympics. Packed full of all different photographic situations, it is an amateur photographer’s dream.Some will have compact... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Spy vs Spy review (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Spy vs Spy review (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)

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The iPhone is becoming a bit of a treasure trove of gaming classics. From as little as 69p you can re-live those day-long gaming sessions ending with you dying just before reaching the final boss. Or even enjoy a horrific gaming headache brought on by... >>

Outlook.com vs Gmail

Outlook.com vs Gmail

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The just-launched Outlook.com offers plenty in the way of web-based email action. It goes head to head with the current favourite, Gmail, which with things like Google Docs, Apps and Drive integration, is fast becoming a one-stop shop for managing your... >>

How to get your new Outlook.com address

How to get your new Outlook.com address

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Microsoft’s metro-style Outlook.com has launched and is already receiving plenty of praise for its ease of use and clean approach to design. Early adopters are also going to be treated to a much bigger choice of possible email addresses when they sign... >>

Super Hi-Vision eyes-on: London 2012 Olympics in 8k

Super Hi-Vision eyes-on: London 2012 Olympics in 8k

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The Olympics have long been a test platform for new technology. Be it clever swimsuits or innovative sets of trainers, whatever you see at the Olympics is usually at the cutting edge. It doesn’t have to be just sports however, TV networks often use... >>

How to watch the Olympics online

How to watch the Olympics online

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The games are almost upon us. Paul McCartney is prepping his hair and getting ready to treat us to a track by Wings (they're only the band the Beatles could have been). Beckham is getting ready to ride a horse and Daniel Craig is going to wow us with... >>

Mountain Lion tips and tricks

Mountain Lion tips and tricks

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Mountain Lion has arrived and with more upgrades than Pamela Anderson’s front half, getting to the bottom of what’s new isn’t exactly easy. There are more than 200 new features in Mountain Lion, many of which are pretty much straightforward, say... >>

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31a
4.0 stars

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31a

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The term Ultrabook has become so loose now that just about everything which isn’t made by Apple and is portable has the moniker slapped on it. The problem is that a lot of the kit released just doesn’t cut it, with most being far from ultra.Another... >>

Game Centre in Mountain Lion features unwrapped

Game Centre in Mountain Lion features unwrapped

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Mountain Lion has brought with it more than 200 changes to OS X. Like a Transformer, there is more to it than meets the eye. In fact, there is so much new to explore that even Optimus Prime would be impressed.Hidden in the relative treasure trove of updates... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Machinarium review (iPad/Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Machinarium review (iPad/Android)

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Not every app needs to tick along at 100 miles an hour to keep your attention. Some apps can be so fiendishly addictive that even the slowest moving of games is a must have download.Machinarium is pretty much that. Addictive, innovative, beautifully designed... >>

Will my Mac run Mountain Lion? And how can I upgrade if it does?

Will my Mac run Mountain Lion? And how can I upgrade if it does?

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It's here. OS X Mountain Lion is to be the latest and greatest update to Apple's Mac operating system. The problem, just as with Snow Leopard, is that a few Mac users are going to get left behind. So can your Mac run the new system? Should you grab a... >>

Planning your visit to the London 2012 Olympic games

Planning your visit to the London 2012 Olympic games

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There is so much to look forward to with the London 2012 Olympics. Not only is it an opportunity to see more world class sport in a blink of an eye than you might see in a lifetime, it's also a great excuse to explore London.You might be visiting from... >>

Samsung Series 8 64-inch plasma TV
4.5 stars

Samsung Series 8 64-inch plasma TV

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After the initial eye-blasting that a gigantic 64-inch television brings you, it is quite difficult to actually sit down and take stock of just how this Samsung plasma performs.With an asking price of £2999 this is a set that really needs to impress.... >>

The kit Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France with

The kit Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France with

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So, Wiggins did it, becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France in its 109-year history. Taking victory at the Champs Elysee after a gruelling 2000-mile trip, Wiggins is the man of the hour. He didn't exactly manage it on a ten quid bike from... >>

Canon EOS M: Everything you need to know

Canon EOS M: Everything you need to know

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Canon has unveiled the EOS M, its first entry into the compact system camera market. An entirely new system demands a closer look, especially when it comes from Canon. What might look like a shrunken down 650D on the specs sheet looks altogether different... >>

Best iPhone sports apps

Best iPhone sports apps

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Keeping tabs on your favourite team, driver, golfer or whatever other sport you follow, is much easier thanks to the smartphone. Now you can have a constant stream of stats and updates telling you just how badly or how well your team is doing.But the... >>

Best iPhone games: arcade

Best iPhone games: arcade

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The arcade will always be the spiritual home of gaming. A place of 50 pence coins, spilt Slush Puppies and smoking grannies playing on one-armed bandits, they were once a gaming institution. Sadly the arcade is now but entirely gone, replaced by inexpensive... >>

How to get free Kindle books

How to get free Kindle books

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A Kindle is a wonderful thing. It is the iPod of books, a means to transport the British Library around in your pocket. It can also be an expensive hobby.Just like iTunes or any other content platform, getting conventional Kindle books is going to cost... >>

ZTE Grand X pictures and hands-on

ZTE Grand X pictures and hands-on

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The new ZTE Grand X is the first genuinely powerful phone we have seen from the traditionally budget manufacturer. Priced at £189 handset only, or £32 a month from Virgin media, it is an affordable way of getting hold of Ice Cream Sandwich. In the... >>

Now TV: Everything you need to know

Now TV: Everything you need to know

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Sky’s Now TV has launched, offering on-demand movies while allowing you to dodge the Sky subscription needed for Sky Go. There is a lot to like about the new service, but at £3.49 per rental, or £15 a month, is it really worth it?We have had a long... >>

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review

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Compact cameras need to make a serious song and dance in order to justify a hefty price tag. With smartphones doing a similar job, they also need to outshine the mobile. Panasonic's new LX7 hopes to do just that, with a speedy f/1.4 lens and a tonne of... >>

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review

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Panasonic made quite a splash in the digital camera world when it launched the digital mirrorless camera in 2008. Since the arrival of the DMC-G1 there has been plenty of competition and a lot that impresses. Not to be outdone, Panasonic launched the... >>

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review

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Panasonic's FZ200 is the sequel to one of the best bridge cameras we have ever played with: the FZ150. It features a whopping 24x zoom which even more impressively manages to stay at a constant f2.8 aperture throughout. This alone makes it a tempting... >>

Panasonic updates Lumix range with new flagship DMC-G5

Panasonic updates Lumix range with new flagship DMC-G5

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Panasonic has launched the G5, a new camera to sit atop its mirrorless range. The G5 replaces the G3, with Panasonic skipping the number 4 because it's considered to be bad luck in Japan. First into the mirrorless game, Panasonic has a lot to live up... >>

Panasonic Lumix LX7 announced, other compacts recoil in horror

Panasonic Lumix LX7 announced, other compacts recoil in horror

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The Panasonic LX7 has arrived, sequel to one of our all time favourite compact cameras, the LX5. Incorporating a lightning-quick wide-angle f1.4 Leica lens, full manual controls and full HD 1080p video, it is quite a package. The LX7 is designed to be... >>

Android 4.1: Jelly Bean
4.0 stars

Android 4.1: Jelly Bean

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Android 4.1, known as Jelly Bean to its friends, isn't the huge step change that its predecessor was. Where Ice Cream Sandwich ushered in button-less controls and a change in look and feel to Android, Jelly Bean is much more of an incremental update.With... >>

How to print your Instagram photos

How to print your Instagram photos

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Everything's gone a bit retro hasn’t it? Like some sort of crazed episode of Doctor Who, everyone rides about on bikes with no gears, sporting haircuts from Bros with a smartphone snapping photos that look like they were taken 30 years ago.Pivotal to... >>

A few Bold moves to change RIM's fate

A few Bold moves to change RIM's fate

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Even Simon and Garfunkel’s bridge over troubled water can’t save RIM from what seems to be a sea of bad times. Since Android took off and the iGadgets reached absurd levels of hysteria, RIM has proven consistently as exciting as Andy Murray.Then came... >>

Hands-on: Meizu MX 4 core review

Hands-on: Meizu MX 4 core review

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Before we even get started on this, a word on Meizu. These guys have been churning out top-of-the-line electronics in China since 2003. They are responsible for Apple-sized queues across the country packed with fans waiting to get their hands on the company's... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Dead Trigger review (iOS/Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Dead Trigger review (iOS/Android)

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The new iPad and iPhone 4S have quite a little powerhouse tucked away behind their slick glass fronts. Games like Infinity Blade II have us convinced that they can run just about anything. Dead Trigger more than adds to that belief, with incredible looks... >>

Sony Xperia Miro pictures and hands-on

Sony Xperia Miro pictures and hands-on

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Sony has yet another smartphone for us to take a peek at. In what seems like a line up more complex than discovering the Higgs Boson, the Xperia Miro is basically another phone entering into the cheap Android handset battle. All the standard things are... >>

Best iPhone games: platformers

Best iPhone games: platformers

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Platform games form the backbone of retro gaming. Ask anyone, gamer or not, for the stereotypical image of a game and it will most likely be a platformer. Donkey Kong started it and now the iPhone is continuing that great tradition of aimlessly leaping... >>

YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, Sky, TiVo, Xbox or PS3: Which is best for home entertainment?

YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, Sky, TiVo, Xbox or PS3: Which is best for home entertainment?

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Sony’s new Internet Player with Google TV has been announced, adding another box to what is, for many, already a crowded living room. Google TV was a bumpy experience at best when it launched, but just like the Android of smartphones and tablets, it... >>

Sony HX7 46-inch LCD TV
4.0 stars

Sony HX7 46-inch LCD TV

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With its latest set of TVs, Sony is trying to do something different in the looks department. The HX8, with its monolith design and tilted screen, certainly dominates any living room. Take a step down and you have this, the HX7, which uses a clever back... >>

APP OF THE DAY: London Bus Live Countdown review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: London Bus Live Countdown review (Android)

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Given the rather brilliant summer we are havisg at the moment, waiting for the bus can be a fairly wet experience. But there's a fix for those summer rainstorm soggy shoes in the form of Buscount Live, which will ensure you never wait for a bus again... >>