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Look how much the iPhone has changed, complete collection in photos

Look how much the iPhone has changed, complete collection in photos

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It's been just over eight years since Apple released its first iPhone, and it even seems longer than that considering how much it is credited with changing the landscape of mobile phones. The iPhone 6S represents the eighth generation of the famed smartphone.... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: Thrashing a Jaguar XF around the track

Pocket-lint Extreme: Thrashing a Jaguar XF around the track

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When you're going sideways into a corner in a car worth more than double anything you've ever owned, you'd be forgiven for being nervous. That's the situation we found ourselves in while driving the new Jaguar XF around the Circuito de Navarra in northern... >>

Jaguar XF (2015) first drive: The car that does everything

Jaguar XF (2015) first drive: The car that does everything

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The Jaguar XF, since its release in 2007, has been the most awarded Jag ever and has sold a whopping quarter of a million cars. Now the smaller XE has arrived and pressure is on this year's XF to offer something more. As a premium saloon the Jaguar XF... >>

BBC to launch music streaming service to enhance Spotify and Apple Music

BBC to launch music streaming service to enhance Spotify and Apple Music

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The BBC is planning to launch its own music streaming service that will offer extras on top of the already established offerings. Spotify and Apple Music would be used in the new offering if the BBC's plans outlined in its British. Bold. Creative... >>

Forget 4K, Canon's new 250MP sensor can read lettering on a plane 18km away

Forget 4K, Canon's new 250MP sensor can read lettering on a plane 18km away

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The world of ultra high definition 4K video is starting to spill into homes with more affordable TVs and more streamed content. But it's already outdated thanks to Canon's new 250-megapixel sensor. Canon Japan has developed the 250-megapixel APS-H sensor... >>

iHealth Wave wants to track swimming, activity and sleep without using buttons

iHealth Wave wants to track swimming, activity and sleep without using buttons

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iHealth specialises in wellness, rather than simple health tracking. For this reason it's pushing swimming tracking which can be used to recover from injuries as well as enhance fitness. The iHealth Wave is the fitness tracker it wants to help make these... >>

Philips Hue wireless dimming kit and Striplight Plus, in pictures

Philips Hue wireless dimming kit and Striplight Plus, in pictures

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Philips Hue lighting is evolving ever further to offer more controls and wider variation. That's apparent in the latest Hue wireless dimming kit and Striplight Plus. The Philips Hue dimming kit works with a Hue bulb. This connects wirelessly and allows... >>

The Samsung Gear S2 watch faces, in pictures

The Samsung Gear S2 watch faces, in pictures

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The Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches were unveiled by Samsung at the IFA 2015 trade-show. We got hands-on time and managed to snap all the watch faces on offer. Samsung did point out that on certain faces it is possible to personalise... >>

XYZ 3D Food Printer makes pretty much anything, faster than you can

XYZ 3D Food Printer makes pretty much anything, faster than you can

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The XYZ 3D Food Printer was shown off at IFA 2015 with plenty of tasty treats being churned out. Unlike most 3D printers, this wonder machine uses plastic syringe-like tubes as extruders. That means you can fill them with pretty much anything you want,... >>

Onkyo W800BT hands-on: True wireless earbuds at last

Onkyo W800BT hands-on: True wireless earbuds at last

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We've been waiting a long time for a quality pair of in-earphones that are totally wire free. Now they're here in the Onkyo W800BT earbuds. Whilst many a manufacturer will claim to offer wireless earphones, because they use Bluetooth, each ear is usually... >>

Philips Fidelio E6 hands-on: 5.1 surround without any of the clutter

Philips Fidelio E6 hands-on: 5.1 surround without any of the clutter

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Philips unveiled its Fidelio E5 system last year to much love. The idea was to offer a 2.1 system with detachable speakers that made it 5.1 surround, minus the wires. It has taken this successful idea to the next level with this year's Fidelio E6 system.... >>

Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on: Ultimate style with all the smarts

Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on: Ultimate style with all the smarts

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Samsung has ramped up its design game for the Galaxy S6 already, now it's doing the same with its smartwatches. The Gear S2 Classic is the premium version of its latest Gear S2 smartwatch. Featuring a slimmer rotating bezel than the Gear S2, this is... >>

Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection

Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection

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Philips has announced the latest creation in its Ambilight range. Unlike it predecessors the AmbiLux uses pico projectors to extend the TV image onto the wall behind it. Where the previous Ambilight effort simply created a halo of light this new creation... >>

DJI Phantom 3 Standard: The affordable 2.7k camera-toting drone, in pictures

DJI Phantom 3 Standard: The affordable 2.7k camera-toting drone, in pictures

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DJI has shown off its latest Phantom 3 Standard drone at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The new quadcopter is supposed to offer many of the professional smarts of its Advanced and Professional siblings in the range, but without the cost. The £650 drone comes with... >>

Philips AmbiLux TV uses nine rear projectors to turn your wall into a mega screen

Philips AmbiLux TV uses nine rear projectors to turn your wall into a mega screen

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Philips has announced a world first in its AmbiLux TV projection system. This uses nine pico projectors to bring the wall behind the television to life. The 65-inch 4K television uses its built-in Ambilight projection system to project the onscreen image,... >>

Onkyo W800BT finally bring us quality truly wireless Bluetooth earphones

Onkyo W800BT finally bring us quality truly wireless Bluetooth earphones

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Onkyo has announced its new W800BT earphones from IFA 2015. These are what we hope for when we read "wireless earphones", they are actually wire-free. The Bluetooth earphones use independently working left and right earbuds that don't even have a wire... >>

Philips E6 Fidelio wireless surround and Izzy multi-room speakers announced

Philips E6 Fidelio wireless surround and Izzy multi-room speakers announced

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Philips has taken the wraps off its latest E6 Fidelio wireless surround cinema speakers at IFA 2015 and announced its Izzy multi-room system. The Fidelio E6 follows on from the E5 system using the same wireless smarts to dot speakers about a room for... >>

New Nest announced: Third-gen is thinner, higher resolution and more

New Nest announced: Third-gen is thinner, higher resolution and more

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Nest, the smart thermostat backed by Google, now comes in an upgraded third-generation version. The latest Nest has managed to lose some girth making it thinner than ever. Despite this slimming down it's also managed to cram in an improved display. The... >>

Hyundai Tucson first drive: Attractive affordable adventure with all the trimmings

Hyundai Tucson first drive: Attractive affordable adventure with all the trimmings

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The compact SUV is fast becoming one of the more popular choices of car for families and adventurers alike. With Asian manufacturers producing higher specced vehicles at affordable prices it's little wonder the Chelsea tractor has become a common inner... >>

Watch blood-pumping Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic sequence now

Watch blood-pumping Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic sequence now

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Halo 5: Guardians is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games for Xbox One owners and now a new taster has been revealed. The cinematic opening sequence of the game has been released to watch now. Showing off the major Spartan characters, the scene... >>

Land Rover has invented an invisible trailer, sort of

Land Rover has invented an invisible trailer, sort of

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Land Rover seems to be constantly revealing new futuristic inventions of late, and its most recent creation wants to use invisibility to help drivers. The Land Rover Transparent Trailer isn't, as the name suggests, really see-through. Rather it uses clever... >>

Honor 7 review: Brilliance on a budget
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Honor 7 review: Brilliance on a budget

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When we say "affordable smartphone" you probably think of plastic, low spec, and a bunch of compromises. But the mid-range is changing drastically with phones like the OnePlus 2 offering near top-end specs at low-end prices. Now Honor, a derivative company... >>

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 wants to take you and your bike off-road

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 wants to take you and your bike off-road

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Garmin's latest Edge Explore 1000 cycle computer is made for tracking data, guidance and to keep you safe too. The Edge Explore 1000 is aimed at touring and adventure cyclists that like to get off the roads and explore paths less travelled. And since... >>

Is WileyFox the British OnePlus?

Is WileyFox the British OnePlus?

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Wileyfox is a new smartphone brand that's backed by the same guys that brought us Kazam. Who? Another budget handset manufacturer. So is this version any better? Everyone is trying to be the next OnePlus, offering great specs for very little money. From... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, 950 XL, Band expected at 19 October launch event

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, 950 XL, Band expected at 19 October launch event

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The rumour mill is strongly suggesting Microsoft will be holding a hardware launch event in October that will see the Surface Pro 4, Band 2 and two new Lumias launched. The event's timing and content were leaked by Chinese site WPDang. The Verge confirmed... >>