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Chord Poly is the wireless streaming module that lets your smartphone sing

Chord Poly is the wireless streaming module that lets your smartphone sing

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Chord Electronics has launched Poly, a module that attaches to the company's two year-old Mojo DAC, and allows you to wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or any other source and have it delivered to your ears in crystal clear quality. Chord Mojo:... >>

Up Up and Away: The best flying cars from around the world

Up Up and Away: The best flying cars from around the world

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The Wright Brothers were the first to successfully produce a flying machine in 1903, but while we now have aeroplanes carrying out hundreds of flights a day, a flying car is still an idea that hasn't been fully achieved. Or has it?We've rounded up a whole... >>

Toyota reveals "Fine-Comfort Ride" hydrogen-powered concept vehicle

Toyota reveals "Fine-Comfort Ride" hydrogen-powered concept vehicle

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Concept cars always push the boundaries of what is possible for car design and Toyota's latest design is no different.Called the "Fine-Comfort Ride" - we hope that name changes if the car goes into production - it's a new "premium saloon" that's powered... >>

Which Heos speaker is best for you? Heos 1, Heos 3, Heos 5, Heos 7, Heos Bar and more

Which Heos speaker is best for you? Heos 1, Heos 3, Heos 5, Heos 7, Heos Bar and more

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Think of multi-room speaker systems and chances are you'll immediately think of Sonos. The company was one of the first out the blocks to get music pumping around your home and since then, many competitors have come along to try and steal some of the... >>

Jaybird Freedom 2 review: Superb sound ruffled by dodgy design
3.5 stars

Jaybird Freedom 2 review: Superb sound ruffled by dodgy design

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Jaybird is a company with sports in its DNA. Company founder Judd Armstrong is an athlete, his intention with Jaybird to create a whole range of fitness-orientated headphones and wearables.But the sports headphone market is an ever increasing one, with... >>

The HTC U11 Plus might slay the Pixel 2 XL

The HTC U11 Plus might slay the Pixel 2 XL

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Just when we thought we were done with flagship phones for 2017, HTC has confirmed via a tweet that it will unveil something new on 2 November, and we fully expect it to be the U11 Plus. HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in Rumoured... >>

What is aptX HD and which devices support it?

What is aptX HD and which devices support it?

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With Apple removing the longstanding 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 onwards and Google following suit with the Pixel 2 smartphones, using a regular pair of headphones will soon get harder than ever. Best Bluetooth headphones 2017/2018: 10 of the... >>

This is the BlackBerry Motion: Specs, images and release date revealed

This is the BlackBerry Motion: Specs, images and release date revealed

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BlackBerry is a brand name synonymous with one thing: keyboards. When you think of the mobile maker's name, you think of old-style smartphones equipped with tiny QWERTY keys. But it has been known to dabble in all-touch devices. In the latter years of... >>

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro UK pre-orders: Where can I get the new phones?

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro UK pre-orders: Where can I get the new phones?

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After months of rumours and leaks, Huawei has officially unveiled the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. The two phones are very similar in size: the Mate 10 has a 5.9-inch screen while the Mate 10 Pro has a 6-inch screen.  Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the smartphone... >>

Microsoft announces Surface Book 2, is two times more powerful than MacBook Pro

Microsoft announces Surface Book 2, is two times more powerful than MacBook Pro

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Microsoft has introduced the brand new Surface Book 2, two years after the Surface Book made its debut. Microsoft says the Surface Book 2 has been designed and developed "for the creators of the future" and is powerful enough to "fuel the next wave of... >>

Volvo's Polestar performance division is releasing its first car, the Polestar 1

Volvo's Polestar performance division is releasing its first car, the Polestar 1

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Polestar, the performance company used by Volvo to soup up its cars, has announced it is splitting off as a standalone performance electric car brand. Polestar has said it will produce three cars from a new factory in China (due to be completed in mid-2018),... >>

Q Acoustics M2 review: Super bass from this super base
5.0 stars

Q Acoustics M2 review: Super bass from this super base

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With movie and TV streaming services on the rise, more of us are turning to the living room or bedroom to binge on the latest content. While TV picture quality constantly improves in the latest tellies, it's rare that audio direct from such screens is... >>

BBC launches iPlayer Radio app for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

BBC launches iPlayer Radio app for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

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The BBC has announced a brand new version of its iPlayer Radio app, designed specifically for use in the car when connected to an Android Auto or Apple CarPlay system. Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road Android Auto explored: Taking Google... >>

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9, says S Pen will be much improved

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9, says S Pen will be much improved

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After the proper model numbers for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked a few weeks ago, Samsung itself has confirmed there will be a Galaxy Note 9 in 2018. Speaking in an interview with Samsung Newsroom, Cue Kim and BJ Kang, both from Samsung's Global Product... >>

Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

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Samsung has announced a new location-tracking accessory called the Connect Tag. Samsung claims it's the world's first consumer mobile product to use narrow band network technology.This technology connects to the Internet of Things via mobile data and... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 could feature depth-sensing facial recognition technology

Samsung Galaxy S9 could feature depth-sensing facial recognition technology

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It's a tale that feels as old as time itself; Samsung and Apple being in a constant battle to one-up each other to gain smartphone supremacy. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far? The latest rumour surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S9 suggests... >>

OnePlus 3 and 3T can now be updated with an Android 8.0 beta

OnePlus 3 and 3T can now be updated with an Android 8.0 beta

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OnePlus has announced that Android 8.0 Oreo is available to run in a beta mode on the OnePlus 3 and 3T through its Open Beta Program. OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference? The changes that will be available to take advantage of... >>

What is Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

What is Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

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Elon Musk has started the building revolution for a new train system.Dubbed Hyperloop, it will allow you to get from London to Edinburgh or LA to San Francisco in under 30 minutes. But what is it and how does it work? Good questions. Musk has likened... >>

Samsung confirms development of Bixby 2.0, will be unveiled on 18 October

Samsung confirms development of Bixby 2.0, will be unveiled on 18 October

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Samsung has accepted that its Bixby voice-assistant hasn't quite received the positive reviews it expected. As a result, the company has appointed Chung Eui-suk, the American Vice Chief at Samsung Research to head up the service intelligence group at... >>

Apple predicted to favour Face ID over Touch ID for all future iPhones

Apple predicted to favour Face ID over Touch ID for all future iPhones

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When Apple revealed the iconic Touch ID home button had been removed on the iPhone X, it ushered in the most drastic design change since the iPhone launched in 2007. Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X: Release date, specs and everything you need to know... >>

Google removes top touch function from Home Mini smart speaker

Google removes top touch function from Home Mini smart speaker

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Google has rolled out an update to all Google Home Mini devices (currently in the hands on reviewers) that removes the top touch functionality of the device. When you tap on the top of the Home Mini it can play and pause music, while a long touch will... >>

Is this the Nokia 9? Nokia's new big-screen flagship shown off in leaked renders

Is this the Nokia 9? Nokia's new big-screen flagship shown off in leaked renders

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HMD Global, the owner of the Nokia brand, has been rumoured to be launching a second flagship device before the year is out. Called the Nokia 9, it will sit above the recently launched Nokia 8 if not in terms of specs, then definitely screen size. Nokia... >>

Apple and LG rumoured to be developing an iPhone with a foldable OLED display

Apple and LG rumoured to be developing an iPhone with a foldable OLED display

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Apple could release an iPhone with a foldable OLED display sometime after 2020 thanks to a new partnership with LG Display. According to Korean news outlet The Bell, LG Display has recently set up a task force, dedicated to developing a foldable OLED... >>

Nokia ceases production of its madly expensive OZO VR camera

Nokia ceases production of its madly expensive OZO VR camera

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Nokia Technologies, the subsidiary of Nokia that looks after virtual reality, has announced that it will no longer manufacture its high-end OZO virtual reality camera following "slower than expected" adoption of VR technology. What is Nokia OZO? Here's... >>

Fantastic Pixel 2 photos show how good this camera will be

Fantastic Pixel 2 photos show how good this camera will be

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When Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it shouted loudly about its camera performance. Taking a clear swipe at Apple and the Portrait mode introduced with iOS 11 on the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus, Google said the Pixel 2 smartphones could... >>

42 terrific and terrifying Tinder profiles

42 terrific and terrifying Tinder profiles

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Finding the perfect partner can be tricky, more so when you stray into the murky world of online dating. But help is at hand with this collection of ultra-honest, utterly extroverted and often terrifying Tinder users.Whether or not these people managed... >>

Google Home Max vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home: What's the difference?

Google Home Max vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home: What's the difference?

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After releasing a lone Home smart speaker in 2016, Google added two new products to the mix in 2017 in the form of the Home Mini and the Home Max.While they may all have Google Assistant built in meaning they can carry out the same tasks, they have very... >>

Amazon Alexa calling and messaging: What is it, how does it work, and where can you use it?

Amazon Alexa calling and messaging: What is it, how does it work, and where can you use it?

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Did you know you can use Alexa to call and message others?With the launch of the Echo Show, Amazon introduced a new Alexa calling and messaging feature. It lets you make and receive calls, as well as send messages between Echo devices and the Amazon Alexa... >>

Onkyo's hi-res music download store gets a total makeover to put usability first

Onkyo's hi-res music download store gets a total makeover to put usability first

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Onkyo has completely revamped its high-resolution audio download store, Onkyo Music. The service, available in the UK, US and Germany is an extension of e-Onkyo Music, the store used in Onkyo's native Japan. What is high-resolution audio and which streaming... >>

Best Alexa speakers: Amazon Echo alternatives

Best Alexa speakers: Amazon Echo alternatives

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Alexa is great, she can control all manner of smart home products, answer any questions you may have and play you music she thinks you'll love. But that last one can pose a problem if you have the Amazon Echo, because it isn't the greatest sounding speaker... >>

Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker gets official $200 price tag

Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker gets official $200 price tag

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Harman Kardon and Microsoft revealed some details about the Invoke wireless speaker earlier this year, confirming it would be the first to use Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant and sport a premium aluminium build. Harman Kardon Invoke speaker has Microsoft... >>

Huawei confirms Mate 10 will sport mammoth 4,000mAh battery

Huawei confirms Mate 10 will sport mammoth 4,000mAh battery

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Now that Google has revealed the Pixel 2 smartphones, Huawei is genuinely the last major phone manufacturer we expect to reveal a flagship this year, in the form of the Mate 10. There will also be a Mate 10 Pro, along with rumoured Mate 10 Lite and a... >>

Google Pixel 2 pre-orders come with free Google Home Mini

Google Pixel 2 pre-orders come with free Google Home Mini

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As leaked by Best Buy Canada prior to the #MadeByGoogle event on 4 October, Google and other retailers are offering a free Google Home Mini device with each Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL smartphone pre-order.That means the £49 device, which connected to Google... >>

Google Pixel Buds in-ear headphones will translate speech in real time

Google Pixel Buds in-ear headphones will translate speech in real time

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Google used its 4 October event to unveil a new Daydream View VR headset, and with it, introduced a pair of wireless in-ear Bluetooth headphones called Google Pixel Buds. While they will work with the Daydream View, the Pixel branding means they're just... >>

Google introduces Pixelbook to "reimagine the laptop experience"

Google introduces Pixelbook to "reimagine the laptop experience"

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Google has unveiled a brand new laptop in the form of the Pixelbook. Gone is the Chrome branding and in comes the Pixel name, to let you know that this laptop is an extension of the Pixel phone. Watch the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launch right here... >>

Google Home Max is Google's answer to Apple HomePod

Google Home Max is Google's answer to Apple HomePod

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Google has announced higher-end version of its Home smart speaker with Assistant built-in. It's the company's big rival to Apple HomePod. Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo? It looks a but like the Sonos Play:3, and similarly focuses... >>

Sonos to support Apple AirPlay 2 in 2018

Sonos to support Apple AirPlay 2 in 2018

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Sonos has used its 4 October event in New York to announce that all of its current speakers, along with the newly announced Sonos One, will be able to download a software update in 2018 that will grant them AirPlay 2 compatibility. Apple Airplay 2: What... >>

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

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Apple announced iOS 11, the latest iteration of its mobile operating software, at WWDC 2017. Included in iOS 11 is an updated version of AirPlay, Apple's audio and video streaming platform. Conveniently called AirPlay 2, the new version will open up... >>

Abbey Road Studios releases Topline app for emerging musical artists

Abbey Road Studios releases Topline app for emerging musical artists

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The world famous Abbey Road Studios, home to The Beatles, has released its very first mobile app in the form of Topline. It's been designed and developed with young, creative musicians in mind, to help them save their ideas in one convenient place.Abbey... >>

Nura launches Nuraphones with intelligent acoustic learning technology

Nura launches Nuraphones with intelligent acoustic learning technology

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Australian audio company Nura has just announced the Nuraphones, the company's first product and possible thanks to many generous donations via Kickstarter. The company managed to raise just over $1.8m with only a $100,00 goal, clearly the Nuraphones... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ names confirmed for 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ names confirmed for 2018

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Samsung has begun development on the firmware for the Galaxy S9 series of smartphones and with it, has confirmed there will once again be two models released in 2018. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?  The news comes via Sammobile,... >>

Google launches latest Android Wear beta for LG Watch Sport

Google launches latest Android Wear beta for LG Watch Sport

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Google has begun rolling out the latest version of the Android Wear beta, which is only available for the LG Watch Sport. The latest version of the beta isn't for a whole new version of Android Wear, but rather an update of the API level to API 26. Android... >>

TomTom putting a halt on new wearables to focus on sat-nav

TomTom putting a halt on new wearables to focus on sat-nav

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TomTom has released a press statement to say it will focus on its leading position in the "navigation technologies" sector, and will "provide location content, software and services to business customers." TomTom may exit the wearables market following... >>

Spotify launches Your Time Capsule playlist of personalised throwback tunes

Spotify launches Your Time Capsule playlist of personalised throwback tunes

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Spotify is always coming up with ways to deliver recommended and curated music content to your ears and the latest is a rather excellent one. What is Spotify and how does it work? Called Time Capsule, the personalised playlist picks out around 60 tracks... >>

Huawei Mate 10 Pro shows its colours in official render

Huawei Mate 10 Pro shows its colours in official render

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We're a couple of weeks away from the official launch of Huawei's new Mate 10, which is expected to reveal not one but three new devices, the Mate 10, Mate 10 Lite and Mate 10 Pro. Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far? We've now been gifted an official-looking... >>

Smart tattoos could fully replace health and fitness wearables in the future

Smart tattoos could fully replace health and fitness wearables in the future

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Scientists at Harvard and MIT have developed smart tattoos as a way to potentially replace health trackers and fitness wearables one day. The tattoos wouldn't be a transmitter for a wearable or smartphone app to receive either, but they would be able... >>

Dynaudio enters the multi-room market with the Music system

Dynaudio enters the multi-room market with the Music system

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Danish audio brand Dynaudio, best known for its high-end loudspeakers, has turned its hand to a more lifestyle product in the form of Music, its very first multi-room music system. Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options? Not only has Dynaudio... >>

30 of the maddest console mods ever created

30 of the maddest console mods ever created

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Games consoles provide a great way to immerse ourselves with our favourite characters. But to really take things to the next level, modifying a console can make the experience that much greater. This list takes a look at the hard work the modifying community... >>

Google could be planning its own Amazon Echo Show rival

Google could be planning its own Amazon Echo Show rival

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Just days after Amazon announced the Echo Show would be available in more countries worldwide, 9to5Google has received a couple of anonymous tips that say Google is planning its very own competitor device. What is Google Home, how does it work and when... >>

GoPro officially launches Fusion 360-degree camera

GoPro officially launches Fusion 360-degree camera

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GoPro has officially unveiled the Fusion 360-degree camera, following an exclusive preview event back in June. We were lucky enough to attend the preview, but the model we saw wasn't the final thing, that's now all changed, as the Fusion can be pre-ordered... >>