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What is Metromile pay-per-mile insurance and how does it work?

What is Metromile pay-per-mile insurance and how does it work?

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Imagine a world where your auto insurance costs are based on the miles you drive.Think about it: Whether you drive 50 miles a day or 5 miles a day, we all get lumped into the same category and have to pay up. And, more often than not, our auto insurance... >>

What is Caviar and where can you use it to order food?

What is Caviar and where can you use it to order food?

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One thing that's great about cities is all the food.It's everywhere, and it's amazing. There are so many restaurants and cafes and places to choose from, but what's even more amazing is that in many cities you can just order food from these joints and... >>

Where to position your TV for the best Ambilight experience

Where to position your TV for the best Ambilight experience

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Philips Ambilight is a lighting technology that uses LEDs set into the rear of a Philips TV to shine light on the surrounding wall. The light they shine can either mimic the hues and colours of the content on screen, or can be static to set a particular... >>

Philips Ambilight explained: Why you need to light up your living room

Philips Ambilight explained: Why you need to light up your living room

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Any technology that can immerse you deeper in your home TV and movie viewing is great in our book. The most obvious one would be sound, but Philips has a proprietary technology that glues you to the screen.That technology is Ambilight, and it refers to... >>

The battle of unlimited subscriptions

The battle of unlimited subscriptions

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We are starting to pay for Internet content. Every digital media, information website and blogs are beginning to suggest that you pay to read. Tomorrow, who will be the Netflix/iTunes for information?The unlimited subscription model has become the general... >>

11 best movies and TV shows to get the most from your OLED and Ambilight TV

11 best movies and TV shows to get the most from your OLED and Ambilight TV

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With the emergence of OLED as a TV technology, and its deep, involving black levels and vibrant colours, certain movies and TV shows have never looked so good in the home.Then add Philips' proprietary Ambilight tech to the mix, where the action on screen... >>

Yolt: What is it, and how will it help you manage your money?

Yolt: What is it, and how will it help you manage your money?

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How much did you spend on groceries or eating out last month? Most of us could probably, at a push, happily tell ourselves a rough estimate of our regular recurring household bills. There’s the mortgage or rent, your phone bill or the gym, but it's... >>

The Top Five Meals from Blue Apron

The Top Five Meals from Blue Apron

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What makes a great meal? Well, you cooking it, obviously, but with a little help from someone like Blue Apron, it can be even better. What's more, the blueapron.com website has well over 500 recipes in its online cookbook, all with instructions, tips... >>

Changing the way we view TV: TP Vision's head designer talks about styling Philips' sets

Changing the way we view TV: TP Vision's head designer talks about styling Philips' sets

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Televisions have not only radically changed in performance in recent times, they have also changed in style. Where once we had a massive beast dominating the corner of a living room, we now have a super-slim flatpanel either hanging on a wall or stealthily... >>

Commuting this morning? Take Your Time with Mpow M3 Headphones on your Journey

Commuting this morning? Take Your Time with Mpow M3 Headphones on your Journey

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The daily commute can be a real slog: early starts, packed trains and getting home late. One of the best ways to alleviate the burden of commuting is by listening to some music and the Mpow M3 headphones are the perfect companion.The Mpow M3 headphones connect... >>

Blue Apron: 10 kitchen gadgets to make cooking easier

Blue Apron: 10 kitchen gadgets to make cooking easier

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So you’ve signed up to Blue Apron, meaning all the ingredients for cooking tonight’s dinner are sorted. You know they’ll arrive in just the right amounts. But cooking requires careful preparation, as any sous-chef will tell you. Make sure you have... >>

How Philips rediscovered the lost art of TV sound

How Philips rediscovered the lost art of TV sound

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While there are many things to celebrate about the shift from hulking CRT televisions to sleek LCD and OLED TVs, sound quality is not one of them.Having so little bodywork for audio engineers to work with has all too often led to today's glorious TV... >>

KeepVid Music: Download any song or video from the web to your Mac or PC

KeepVid Music: Download any song or video from the web to your Mac or PC

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Have you ever watched a music video on YouTube and wished you could save the song to your computer? Well, you can, with KeepVid Music.We installed the app in order to download MP3s directly from YouTube and over 10,000 other music and video sites, such... >>

Join Pluralsight for a Free Gift

Join Pluralsight for a Free Gift

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Pluralsight has teamed up with Pocket-lint to give you, for a limited time, the chance to get a $10 Visa gift card when you sign up for a monthly Pluralsight subscription or a $30 Visa gift card when you sign up for an annual subscription.Someone once... >>

How you can enjoy Multipass!

How you can enjoy Multipass!

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Have you seen the yellow Multipass button on at the top of our website? Pocket-lint has teamed up with Multipass to give you a way to access not only Pocket-lint, but also some of your favourite websites around the web without adverts. Better yet you... >>

How Philips is putting picture quality first

How Philips is putting picture quality first

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TV technology is in such a state of flux right now that it's hard to keep up. There are, though, two things that thankfully never seem to change. First, TV buyers always pick outright picture quality as their most wanted TV feature, and second, Dutch... >>

KeepVid Android: Download any song or video from YouTube to your Android

KeepVid Android: Download any song or video from YouTube to your Android

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There's an Android app that will let you download YouTube songs and videos to your Android. It's called KeepVid Android.KeepVid Android is not only a free YouTube downloader, which lets you download directly to your device at not cost, but it also lets... >>

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing

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There has never been a better time to buy a television.Technologies such as 4K Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) provide extraordinary clarity, contrast and colour representation. And we are blessed by the availability of one of the greatest breakthroughs... >>

Temp-Mail.org temporary disposable email address lets you keep your email anonymous

Temp-Mail.org temporary disposable email address lets you keep your email anonymous

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We've all been there. Signed up for a Wi-Fi in a coffee shop, a shopping service, or something else, only to be then bombarded with dozens if not hundreds of emails from a range of different services that quickly fills your inbox with spam and junk.Temp-Mail... >>

Blue Apron: Five reasons you should cook with your family every day

Blue Apron: Five reasons you should cook with your family every day

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Eating with your family and your kids is more important than you perhaps think. Taking them for granted is a trap we can all fall into and while we can't necessarily eat with our kids or parents every day, trying to do it perhaps more often than we already... >>

Why the Philips 901F is the flagship OLED TV you'll want

Why the Philips 901F is the flagship OLED TV you'll want

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There are some incredible recent television innovations that make the latest TVs the best we've ever had, but of them all, the technology that most impresses is OLED.The display technology is by far and away the biggest breakthrough for picture quality... >>

The History of the Selfie: 10 defining selfies from the Self-Expression exhibition

The History of the Selfie: 10 defining selfies from the Self-Expression exhibition

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Selfies are so, well, now, aren't they? Whether you favour a duck-like pout or want to snap yourself in every conceivable location, you're just fashionably current.Except the selfie has actually been around for centuries. True, it was called the self-portrait... >>

Living with Blue Apron: Why it makes meals easy

Living with Blue Apron: Why it makes meals easy

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Home cooking, you can’t beat it. Better than the vagaries of sitting down in a restaurant only to find your favourite dish has been shuffled off the menu. Better than takeaway with its seemingly inevitable wait for tepid food.Even the process of cooking... >>

Getting fit with the Huawei Watch 2: Phone-free fitness, direct from your wrist

Getting fit with the Huawei Watch 2: Phone-free fitness, direct from your wrist

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Whether you're hitting the pavement, working it in the gym or going for a cycle, tracking your exercise sessions allows you to monitor your progressing fitness levels and gives you serious, irrefutable bragging rights over your mates when you break their... >>

Customising the Huawei Watch 2: Straps, colours and faces for perfect personalisation

Customising the Huawei Watch 2: Straps, colours and faces for perfect personalisation

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A smartwatch is a more personal gadget than many of the other devices in your tech arsenal. Getting a smartphone or pair of headphones that fit your unique needs and individual style is key, but a smartwatch like the Huawei Watch 2 takes tech personalisation... >>

How the Huawei P10 Plus and Watch 2 make light work of a busy day

How the Huawei P10 Plus and Watch 2 make light work of a busy day

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A lot happens in any given day. From fitness, to work, to social engagements and entertainment - we rely on our technology to get us through the connected world more than ever before.With the Huawei P10 Plus in pocket and Huawei Watch 2 strapped to wrist... >>

How Android Wear 2.0 puts the Huawei Watch 2 ahead of the competition

How Android Wear 2.0 puts the Huawei Watch 2 ahead of the competition

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The Huawei Watch 2 is one of the first smartwatches to run Google's Android Wear 2.0 software direct from the box. This gives the watch a distinct edge over the competition, offering a mass of features many of its rivals don't have.These are meaningful... >>

The best TomTom Sports devices: Spark, Touch, Golfer and Adventurer compared

The best TomTom Sports devices: Spark, Touch, Golfer and Adventurer compared

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TomTom has turned its expertise in GPS tracking in a new direction, splitting out into a full range of sports devices for all occasions, whether that's tracking your steps, your round on the golf course or your daily training.TomTom sports watches offer... >>

Who needs a phone with the Huawei Watch 2?

Who needs a phone with the Huawei Watch 2?

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We all love our smartphones, but it's time to become less reliant on them.No, don't worry, we're not going to start acting like your mum, telling you to put down your phone and go outside every once in a while. But how about switching up your tech addiction... >>

How to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S8 with Carphone Warehouse

How to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S8 with Carphone Warehouse

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You've decided to to upgrade to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, but what happens now? How do you trade in your current phone, and what's the best deal to go for?Don't worry, Carphone Warehouse has you covered.Here are five reasons to upgrade with... >>

The best smartphone camera: Getting the most from Huawei P10 and P10 Plus dual cameras

The best smartphone camera: Getting the most from Huawei P10 and P10 Plus dual cameras

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The best camera is the one you always carry with you. The better camera is the one that has both colour and monochrome sensors - and fits neatly in your phone. Which is exactly what you'll find in the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus smartphones' Leica Dual Camera... >>

Make your phone battery last longer: Top Huawei P10 and P10 Plus management tips

Make your phone battery last longer: Top Huawei P10 and P10 Plus management tips

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With phones ever thinning, battery life from some of the known brands has seemingly been thrown out the window for the sake of size. Not so Huawei, with its latest P10 and P10 Plus handsets benefitting from the smarts of its EMUI 5.1 software for all-day... >>

Huawei EMUI 5.1 tips and tricks: How to master the P10 and P10 Plus

Huawei EMUI 5.1 tips and tricks: How to master the P10 and P10 Plus

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Huawei takes the best of Google's Android operating system for its smartphones and adds its own re-skin twist called EMUI - or "Emotion User Interface". This means additional features, management and controls compared to what you'll find in other phones.The... >>

Enjoy an adfree Pocket-lint with Multipass

Enjoy an adfree Pocket-lint with Multipass

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You may have seen the yellow Multipass button on our website. Pocket-lint has teamed up with Multipass to give you a way to access your favourite websites around the web without adverts, but still with the knowledge that you are supporting the great... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus deals, great offers from Carphone Warehouse

Best Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus deals, great offers from Carphone Warehouse

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are now on sale and both devices are available on some great deals from Carphone Warehouse in the UK.There are great contract deals available, across several top networks for those looking to upgrade... >>

Why you should consider an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+

Why you should consider an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones have been available through the major network providers for a couple of weeks but you can now buy either unlocked and SIM-free.That means you can pair a shiny, new flagship Samsung phone with any carrier... >>

Five reasons to download PlayMobo on Android

Five reasons to download PlayMobo on Android

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PlayMobo is one of your best ways to discover new games to play on Google Play. It allows you get recommendations on what to play next, earn daily points for playing games, and even gives you the chance to win numerous giveaways on a regular basis.Here... >>

Win a Huawei P10

Win a Huawei P10

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Pocket-lint has teamed up with Huawei to bring you the chance to win a Huawei P10, a phone that brings beautiful hardware and the latest advances in software in one slim, cutting-edge design.Featuring new Leica rear and front cameras, the P10 offers... >>

Badoo, the dating app that has more singles than Tinder

Badoo, the dating app that has more singles than Tinder

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Badoo is totally different now.If you’re looking for a new dating app or even a new social media app to try, consider Badoo, even if you’ve checked it out before. The app has recently updated and has several new features. Like before, you can use... >>

5 reasons to buy the awesome Garmin Fenix 5

5 reasons to buy the awesome Garmin Fenix 5

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There’s a reason Garmin watches are so popular among sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Their devices are tailor-made for the active people on the planet. The ones who climb mountains, run marathons, swim across lakes and snowboard down slopes.The company’s... >>

How to get the S8 with the Samsung Upgrade Programme

How to get the S8 with the Samsung Upgrade Programme

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Time was, you had two ways to upgrade your mobile phone. Wait until your two-year contract expired and wait to see what your network had to offer or put down a chunk of cash to buy the phone outright if you had a Pay-As-You-Go SIM.Now, though, there's... >>

5 reasons gamers should get the BenQ W1210ST projector

5 reasons gamers should get the BenQ W1210ST projector

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Games are all about being as immersed as you can be in the experience. Whether you're hurtling along a race track or trying to battle your way out of a dungeon, playing on a big TV is certainly one way to do it, but having that experience magnified up... >>

8 features that make the Samsung Galaxy S8 truly unique

8 features that make the Samsung Galaxy S8 truly unique

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Samsung has taken the wraps off its exciting follow-up to the Galaxy S7 and, with it, unveiled a host of innovative and unique features. Here are eight features that set the Samsung Galaxy S8 apart from its predecessors, and from its competition. 1.... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S8 accessories

Best Samsung Galaxy S8 accessories

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You've just ordered your swanky new Samsung Galaxy S8 from Carphone Warehouse, and now you need some accessories to go with it. The UK phone retailer offers a range of extras from VR headsets to soft-touch cases, and better still pre-ordering from Carphone... >>

Eight reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 now

Eight reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 now

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It's finally been announced, the most anticipated phone of 2017. Available at Carphone Warehouse in the UK, here are eight cool features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 to help you decide whether or not you should buy the new flagship phone. 1. Spectacular... >>

Tile Deal: Get money off the Bluetooth tracker

Tile Deal: Get money off the Bluetooth tracker

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If you've been thinking about getting Tile, now's the time.Tile, the company behind the tiny, square-shaped Bluetooth trackers that help you find stuff, has announced it will have a sale on the Slim version of its Tile product. The limited-time offer... >>

UNSHACKLED.com - No Strings Mobile, the guys who help you save big by splitting your phone and SIM contracts

UNSHACKLED.com - No Strings Mobile, the guys who help you save big by splitting your phone and SIM contracts

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We all own a smartphone, but some of us choose to sign up to a lengthy contract with a network provider, while others may choose to buy their phone outright and add a SIM-only plan. With regular mobile retailers, you're usually required to pay a large... >>

5 reasons why you should buy your phone SIM-free

5 reasons why you should buy your phone SIM-free

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When it comes to buying a smartphone, you have two main options: either sign up to a lengthy contract or splash out on an unlocked SIM-free phone and have the freedom to choose a SIM-only tariff to better suit your needs.Signing up to a traditional network... >>

How to get the iPhone 7 from £26.57 per month

How to get the iPhone 7 from £26.57 per month

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How to get the iPhone 7 from £26.57 per monthUNSHACKLED.com has been set up to “rip up the rulebook”, letting you get the latest and greatest phones for a fraction of what you would pay in a contract with a mobile operator.The UNSHACKLED.com way... >>

What is Circle and how does it work?

What is Circle and how does it work?

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Ever wish you could instantly send money to your daughter or friend without having to pay ridiculous fees?Well, now you can, thanks to Circle. It not only allows you to make payments to anyone in the world, but it also acts as a wallet of sorts, allowing... >>