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How many real women used Ashley Madison? Almost none

How many real women used Ashley Madison? Almost none

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Since the threat of all of Ashley Madison's users having their data released online first emerged, it was heavily speculated that a vast majority of those would be of the male persuasion. However, there had to be some women right? After all, you can't... >>

Is this the cheapest 4K TV in the UK? Get Ultra HD thrills for less than £450

Is this the cheapest 4K TV in the UK? Get Ultra HD thrills for less than £450

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Chinese consumer electronics brand Hisense is set to enter the UK market with a bang. It is launching a 40-inch Ultra HD TV that will retail for just £449. What's more, the 50-inch and 55-inch models will be just £599 and £699 respectively. The company,... >>

Here's how to get completely free Android apps with no in-app purchases through Amazon Underground

Here's how to get completely free Android apps with no in-app purchases through Amazon Underground

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Amazon has launched Amazon Underground, a whole section of its appstore that offers completely free Android apps to download. They are full versions of thousands of games and other applications that, on other devices, might contain in-app purchases, but... >>

Is this Sony SRS-LSR100 a wireless speaker or TV remote control?

Is this Sony SRS-LSR100 a wireless speaker or TV remote control?

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Here's an oddity. Sony has released a device in Japan that looks like a wireless, portable speaker from one angle, but a remote control for a television from another. And that's because the Sony SRS-LSR100 is actually both. It has a full TV remote control... >>

If you’re not on the Xbox One Preview program already, you might never be

If you’re not on the Xbox One Preview program already, you might never be

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Microsoft has admitted that it is slowing down its acceptance process to the Xbox One Preview program. And owners who are still yet to apply to test new user experience features might now struggle to get a place. The Preview program has been running for... >>

Huge Star Wars: The Force Awakens unboxing taking place on YouTube, new trailers coming too

Huge Star Wars: The Force Awakens unboxing taking place on YouTube, new trailers coming too

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Disney is hosting the world's first-ever global live unboxing event on YouTube next week, where a whole stack of official Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will be revealed on a YouTube livestream. The merchandise will be revealed in stages as merchandise... >>

Astell&Kern does nothing by half, its in-ears feature Beyerdynamic Tesla technology and cost £799

Astell&Kern does nothing by half, its in-ears feature Beyerdynamic Tesla technology and cost £799

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During IFA 2015, audiophile brand Astell&Kern will launch the world's first in-ear headphones to feature Beyerdynamic's Tesla technology. The portable high-end audio specialist will debut its AK Ti8e earphones, which will cost £799 a pair and be made... >>

Incredible leaked iPhone 6S video claims to show the real deal, with A9 chip and more

Incredible leaked iPhone 6S video claims to show the real deal, with A9 chip and more

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A video has appeared online that is claimed to be made up of manufactured parts of the iPhone 6S. And what's more, it boots up. The new parts, which are suggested to be part of the final phone launched next month, are said to be the logic board and display.... >>

LG's IFA line-up includes four new 4K OLED TVs, most with HDR

LG's IFA line-up includes four new 4K OLED TVs, most with HDR

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LG will debut four new televisions at IFA in Berlin next week, all of them 4K OLED sets. There will be three, at 55- and 65-inch screen sizes, that will also feature high dynamic range (HDR) technology: 55EF9500, 65EF9500 and a curved 55EG9200. There... >>

Philips Hue now comes with a wireless dimming kit

Philips Hue now comes with a wireless dimming kit

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Philips is introducing a kit for its Hue lighting system that includes a portable dimming switch you can stick onto a wall without any need for electrical wiring. The kit comes with a solitary Philips Hue white light bulb and the switch, with the latter... >>

Pebble Time Steel first impressions: What we think of the Apple Watch alternative so far

Pebble Time Steel first impressions: What we think of the Apple Watch alternative so far

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When we reviewed the Pebble Time at the beginning of last month, we liked it a lot but felt there was still scope for improvement. Since then there have been several minor firmware patches to paper over some of the cracks, but they were never likely to... >>

Is this the best festival tent ever? We check out Virgin Media's V Festival tech glamping experience

Is this the best festival tent ever? We check out Virgin Media's V Festival tech glamping experience

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Virgin Media has been the headline sponsor of the V Festival for many a year now, but this is the first where the company has had on-site Wi-Fi so stable that customers could get a connection almost all weekend. And what's more, a lucky few were treated... >>

Olympus OM-D E-10 Mark II enhances line-up with 5-axis image stabilisation

Olympus OM-D E-10 Mark II enhances line-up with 5-axis image stabilisation

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Olympus has announced a successor to the OM-D E-10 compact system camera, giving it a Mark II suffix and adding 5-axis image stabilisation to the mix. The OM-D E-10 Mark II will be available in mid-September from £550 for the body alone, up to £800... >>

You can pre-register for an iPhone 6S right now, and in 24K gold no less

You can pre-register for an iPhone 6S right now, and in 24K gold no less

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Goldgenie, the company that turns normal gadgets into expensive, luxury items by generally covering them in real gold, has given its hints as to when we might find out more about Apple's next smartphone. And has even opened its doors to customers who... >>

Huawei unveils a new Honor smartphone, but it's the 7i not the expected 7

Huawei unveils a new Honor smartphone, but it's the 7i not the expected 7

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Although it is heavily tipped that Huawei sub-brand Honor will launch a new phone next week - thought to be the Honor 7 - it's actually announced a device ahead of the press event. And the name of it could confuse matters dramatically. A handset was launched... >>

LeapFrog takes the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition head-on with the Epic Android tablet for little’uns

LeapFrog takes the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition head-on with the Epic Android tablet for little’uns

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Children's gadget and toy brand LeapFrog has responded to Amazon's entry into the kids tablet market with an Android device of its own. The LeapFrog Epic is designed specifically to be customised and can adapt to suit children as they age and become interested... >>

Ministry of Sound has always been ‘about the sound as well as the music’ as it sets up for quality Bluetooth speaker release

Ministry of Sound has always been ‘about the sound as well as the music’ as it sets up for quality Bluetooth speaker release

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Ministry of Sound has been moving more and more into the quality end of the audio speaker and headphone market of late, with the Audio S Plus portable Bluetooth speaker being a particular recent highlight. However, it won't end there. Indeed, the company... >>

Sony SmartBand 2 adds heart rate tracking to the mix

Sony SmartBand 2 adds heart rate tracking to the mix

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Sony has announced a second generation activity and fitness tracker that maintains the core design and abilities of its first, but adds a heart rate tracker to more accurately judge pulse and cardio information. The Sony SmartBand 2 looks almost identical... >>

Do you want to test the next PS4 firmware update ahead of release?

Do you want to test the next PS4 firmware update ahead of release?

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One of the areas Microsoft has been strongest in the current generation console battle is in growing its Xbox One operating system and user experience rapidly, even opening up the process for feedback by the gaming community ahead of each official patch.... >>

Sony goes Metal Gear Solid mad: MGSV Xperia and Walkman devices in-bound

Sony goes Metal Gear Solid mad: MGSV Xperia and Walkman devices in-bound

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Having already announced a special edition 1TB PlayStation 4 decked out in Metal Gear Solid motifs and colour schemes, Sony is now turning its attention to other devices. In Japan you will soon be able to buy special Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain... >>

New Sky Movies features at the heart of latest Sky+HD software update

New Sky Movies features at the heart of latest Sky+HD software update

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Sky has continued its commitment to upgrading its software and EPG every three months with new features designed to make navigation quicker and simpler. The latest update, rolling out from today, is focused on Sky Movies, with a number of key additions... >>

Amazon to ditch game and book trade-ins

Amazon to ditch game and book trade-ins

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Amazon has been offering trade-ins for books and games for many years now, but as of the end of August it will be closing the service for good. Previously, owners of games and books could get credit on Amazon for their used items, with the amount determined... >>

We've only just got Windows 10 and Microsoft has announced the next update already

We've only just got Windows 10 and Microsoft has announced the next update already

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Windows 10 has only been available to PC owners for a few weeks but Microsoft is already planning for the next big update. It's even revealed a couple of the main features a new version will offer. When it devised Windows 10, the software giant wanted... >>

Free Wi-Fi in UK streets for Virgin Media customers from September

Free Wi-Fi in UK streets for Virgin Media customers from September

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Virgin Media is to offer free Wi-Fi in public places around the UK, including streets in towns and cities, as it will use customers' Super Hub and Super Hub 2 routers as hotspots. Connection to them will be through a new smartphone app. In a scheme similar... >>

No, these aren’t milkshakes, they’re LG’s new Bluetooth speakers

No, these aren’t milkshakes, they’re LG’s new Bluetooth speakers

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LG is never one to remain tight-lipped on the build up to a major convention and its pre-IFA plans offer no exceptions. It has announced that it will be debuting two new Bluetooth speakers at the show in Berlin at the beginning of September, the Music... >>