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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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We've heard in the recent past that before it unveils the Galaxy Note 5, or maybe even at the same time, Samsung will be supersizing its current flagship Android phone. There has been word on the street that a Plus-sized version of the Galaxy S6 edge... >>

BMW, Mercedes and Audi buy Nokia's Here Maps as expected, your next car could benefit

BMW, Mercedes and Audi buy Nokia's Here Maps as expected, your next car could benefit

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Although it was heavily rumoured for a while that Uber would acquire Nokia's Here Maps, the rival bid from German car manufacturers was accepted instead. A consortium of BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler has succeeded in buying the mapping service.... >>

WIN: Fitbit Flex activity tracker and two IMAX tickets to see Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

WIN: Fitbit Flex activity tracker and two IMAX tickets to see Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

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As we celebrate the IMAX cinema release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Pocket-lint has a Fitbit Flex wireless activity tracker and sleep wristband to give away alongside a pair of tickets to see the film in IMAX’s immersive format at Cineworld.... >>

Nvidia recalls Shield Tablets due to overheating batteries, is your device at risk?

Nvidia recalls Shield Tablets due to overheating batteries, is your device at risk?

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Nvidia has put out a global recall on Nvidia Shield Tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015. The batteries in some of the tablets could overheat and present a fire risk so Nvidia has pledged to replace any that could be affected. Not all tablets... >>

Well, this is one way to get up in the morning: High Voltage ejector bed

Well, this is one way to get up in the morning: High Voltage ejector bed

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Do you have trouble getting up in the morning? Is it a struggle to raise your sleepy head and start the day? If so, you need a High Voltage ejector bed. Madcap inventor and YouTube sensation Colin Furze was commissioned to make exactly that by coffee... >>

Windows 10 has been downloaded more than 14 million times already, have you got yours yet?

Windows 10 has been downloaded more than 14 million times already, have you got yours yet?

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Microsoft has revealed that in the first 24 hours, more than 14 million devices received the Windows 10 upgrade. But there is still a fair way to go before all those who reserved their download get theirs. Pocket-lint has been receiving plenty of reports... >>

Why haven’t I got Windows 10 upgrade yet? And other important questions answered

Why haven’t I got Windows 10 upgrade yet? And other important questions answered

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Although Windows 10 officially launched yesterday, many are complaining that they haven't yet got the upgrade. Even if they pre-registered for the download at the beginning of June, they are still plugging away with Windows 8.1 or 7, hoping that a notification... >>

You'll soon be able to stream Windows 10 games to your Xbox One

You'll soon be able to stream Windows 10 games to your Xbox One

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One of the best features for gamers included in Windows 10 is the ability to stream Xbox One games to a PC or tablet and play them elsewhere in the home. They play without lag and the system works even better than the remote play functionality of the... >>

How to get your free Windows 10 upgrade

How to get your free Windows 10 upgrade

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Microsoft has started to roll out Windows 10 to PCs today. It will be available on new laptops, desktops and tablets, but also as a free upgrade for a year for any devices currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. That means, from today you will... >>

Moto X Style is the fun and friendly surprise phone from Motorola

Moto X Style is the fun and friendly surprise phone from Motorola

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While Motorola was heavily expected to announce replacements for its Moto X and Moto G handsets, few expected a third device to be unveiled at the company's press event in Sao Paulo. The Moto X Style is a fun and friendly smartphone with several high-end... >>

Amazon Prime Music: What is it and why should Apple and Spotify be worried?

Amazon Prime Music: What is it and why should Apple and Spotify be worried?

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Amazon has finally brought its own streaming music service to the UK to take on the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Deezer directly. Amazon Prime Music has been available to Prime members in the US for quite a while, but now Brits can get a piece... >>

Mission Impossible: How IMAX built a pop-up cinema from scratch for Rogue Nation premiere

Mission Impossible: How IMAX built a pop-up cinema from scratch for Rogue Nation premiere

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When Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures wanted to host the world premiere of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation in the Vienna State Opera house they didn't stop to think about whether it was a suitable venue for showing a film. It looks incredible and... >>

Invite confirms Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge Plus supersized smartphones coming 13 August

Invite confirms Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge Plus supersized smartphones coming 13 August

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Samsung will unveil its next Galaxy smartphone or phones on 13 August in New York, as recent rumours had suggested. An invite was sent to various members of the press to a dedicated event where the company is expected to launch both the Samsung Galaxy... >>

47 accidental smartphone pictures that will make you look twice

47 accidental smartphone pictures that will make you look twice

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Ever since the first camera was added to a phone, we've become obsessed with taking pictures of just about everything that moves and a lot of things that don't. From selfies, to set-up-shots to waving a smartphone around at a gig or sporting event, we... >>

This is the OnePlus 2: Best leaked pictures yet show smart looking phone in the flesh

This is the OnePlus 2: Best leaked pictures yet show smart looking phone in the flesh

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All the leaks and speculation around the OnePlus 2 smartphone will be old news next week when the device launches for real, but until then we doubt you'll get a better view of the device than afforded by a bunch of images released in China. We doubt you'll... >>

Sky Sports will stream Premier League goals and highlights to your phone and tablet

Sky Sports will stream Premier League goals and highlights to your phone and tablet

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Sky has won Premier League rights to show clips from the forthcoming football season on mobile and online platforms. The clips can be shown "near-live" so smartphone, tablet and computer owners can watch highlights and goals almost as soon as they happen.... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be announced on 13 August, Korean reports claim

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be announced on 13 August, Korean reports claim

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Up to this point it has been widely speculated that Samsung's new supersized smartphones, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge Plus, would be officially unveiled during a dedicated event on 12 August - long before the previously expected traditional pre-IFA... >>

Watch the new James Bond 007 Spectre trailer #2 right here

Watch the new James Bond 007 Spectre trailer #2 right here

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The second trailer for the new James Bond movie, Spectre, has gone live and we've got it right here for you to enjoy. It shows footage that the previous teaser didn't, including new clips of Ben Whishaw as Q and Naomie Harris as Moneypenny. Both will... >>

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet can survive insane conditions

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet can survive insane conditions

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Panasonic has carved something of a niche for itself over the years in supplying rugged tablet devices for extreme workplaces but it now faces serious rivalry from Dell as the US firm wants to muscle in on the action. Joining an existing line-up of super... >>

Toshiba in serious trouble as CEO quits over $1.2 billion accounting scandal

Toshiba in serious trouble as CEO quits over $1.2 billion accounting scandal

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Hisao Tanaka, the CEO and president of Toshiba, has resigned after the company was found to have overstated its operating profits for the last six years, to the tune of $1.2 billion (£780 million). He and two others in senior management, vice-chairman... >>

BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon

BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon

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BT begins the first large-scale trials of its G.fast broadband technology in August, which is the first step, it says, to introducing up to 500Mbps ultrafast speeds across the UK in future. It will start to roll out the new technology in the country from... >>

First new Windows 10 phones tipped to be Lumia 950 and 950 XL, specifications leaked

First new Windows 10 phones tipped to be Lumia 950 and 950 XL, specifications leaked

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Until now the phones believed to launch as the first new Windows 10 handsets went by the codenames Talkman and Cityman. They have also been tagged as the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL by several rumours. However, a new source claims that Microsoft will skip... >>

Why does Twitter look so dull and where have the background pictures gone?

Why does Twitter look so dull and where have the background pictures gone?

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After years of allowing its users to choose their own backgrounds for the browser version of Twitter the social network has removed custom background images from "home", "notifications" and user tweet feeds. Even preset Twitter backgrounds can no longer... >>

Ashley Madison members are safe as site manages to silence hackers, but for how long?

Ashley Madison members are safe as site manages to silence hackers, but for how long?

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Avid Life, the company behind the dating website, Ashley Madison, that was hacked yesterday, has claimed that it has managed to get all published versions of its members list pulled from the internet. Ashley Madison is a website dedicated to people... >>

LG Bello II won’t set the world alight but won’t break the bank either

LG Bello II won’t set the world alight but won’t break the bank either

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LG continues down its path of offering smartphone for all tastes with the LG Bello II. It is an entry-level 5-inch smartphone that is more aimed at emerging markets than mature ones, but the 5-megapixel "selfie" camera on the front puts it aside from... >>