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FIFA or PES: what kind of football gamer are you?

FIFA or PES: what kind of football gamer are you?

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The annual match-up between Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer and EA Sports’ FIFA is one of the games industry’s greatest rivalries. Which camp do you fall into? Barcelona versus Real Madrid. Ali versus Frazier. Arsenal versus Spurs. Hamilton versus... >>

Mindkoo UniCat wireless headphones are probably the coolest headphones you can buy your kids this Christmas

Mindkoo UniCat wireless headphones are probably the coolest headphones you can buy your kids this Christmas

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If you have kids, around about this time of year, you're going to start getting requests for all the cool toys and gadgets they're wanting to place on their Christmas lists. If you're wanting an inexpensive pair of cool, child-friendly headphones, the... >>

Kinguin: heaven for gamers?

Kinguin: heaven for gamers?

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Do you take your games seriously, to the extent that you’re beginning to become involved with the communities that have sprung up around them? If you like to think of yourself as a committed gamer, it’s surely time to bookmark Kinguin.netIf games... >>

What is a VPN?

What is a VPN?

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In a world where government snooping, data harvesting, and cyber crime make browsing the internet and accessing online services a less private and safe undertaking, virtual private networks (VPNs) are becoming more popular to get back unrestricted and... >>

Should I buy a refurbished phone and what does this mean?

Should I buy a refurbished phone and what does this mean?

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These days, we pretty much all have mobile phones. And chances are it's always with you and does way more than just make calls and send texts.But as they've got cleverer, phones have become more expensive. If you're buying a new phone, then usually the... >>

Never lose iOS data again with PhoneRescue

Never lose iOS data again with PhoneRescue

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When you update your iOS software, Apple always insists you make a backup. You're welcome to ignore this message, but do so at your own peril, as some data can be lost during the migration to the new software.If that happens to you, then fear not, as... >>

Best accessories for iPhone 8, 8 Plus

Best accessories for iPhone 8, 8 Plus

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The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out today and there is already a plethora of accessories for both smartphones. Here, we roundup all the best accessories that are available for your new iPhone from wireless chargers, battery packs, and cases to protect... >>

Yes, you can use Sling TV to watch world sporting events - here's how

Yes, you can use Sling TV to watch world sporting events - here's how

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Autumn is around the corner, and that means autumn and winter sports are too.If you like soccer, you'll want to make sure you can watch all the popular games and matches this season. Normally, you might subscribe to a sports cable package, but if you're... >>

5 things to look out for when buying a refurbished phone

5 things to look out for when buying a refurbished phone

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So you want a new mobile phone, but you've decided you want a refurbished phone instead. After all, it's less expensive and, assuming it comes from a reputable source it offers a lot of benefits, such as being checked over for any blemishes, tested,... >>

How to get an unlocked iPhone 7 or Samsung S7 from £289.99

How to get an unlocked iPhone 7 or Samsung S7 from £289.99

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How much do you think a new iPhone costs? What about a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? While the latest and greatest flagship mobile phones from Samsung and Apple will set you back a fair penny if you buy brand new, did you know you can save a small fortune by... >>

5 reasons to buy the Libratone Zipp speaker

5 reasons to buy the Libratone Zipp speaker

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The Libratone Zipp is one of the best portable speakers on the market offering great sound and portability amongst other things.Receiving a "recommended Award", in our review on Pocket-lint, we said that "Where the Libratone really excels is with the... >>

KeepVid.com: Download any YouTube video or song to your computer

KeepVid.com: Download any YouTube video or song to your computer

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Sometimes you want to download a YouTube video but you don't want to mess around with computer or mobile apps.No worries. Try KeepVid.com. It lets you download videos or audio files from YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion, and several other online video and... >>

Got an iPhone or iPad? Check out the Q Adapt In-Ear headphones by Libratone

Got an iPhone or iPad? Check out the Q Adapt In-Ear headphones by Libratone

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If you have one of the latest Apple iPhone models, the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, you'll know that the headphone jack has been removed, so you'll need a pair of headphones with a Lightning connector.The Libratone Q Adapt In-Ear Earphones, then, will suit. They... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Reasons to buy the Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones for your morning commute

Reasons to buy the Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones for your morning commute

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So you've just started your commute to work - whether that's by bus, train or subway - and you want to listen to music, watch a video or play a video game without disturbing your neighbours.You'll need headphones, then.For the best in terms of versatility... >>

Going to a festival this year? Libratone Too is the speaker to take with you, here's why

Going to a festival this year? Libratone Too is the speaker to take with you, here's why

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Some audio speakers are designed to stay in the living room, others have a bit more versatility and can work all around the house. Then there's the Libratone Too, which is just as comfortable in the great outdoors. Wherever you go, this speaker can go,... >>

Libratone Zipp: The funky speaker to fit any mood and style

Libratone Zipp: The funky speaker to fit any mood and style

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The Libratone Zipp catches your attention before you even turn it on. It looks like no other speaker, in lots of ways.First, there's the zip that gives the gadget its name. Wrapped around the speaker is a soft cloth jacket that's held in place by the... >>

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... >>