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What Spotify tracks did you listen to in 2015? Your Year in Music reveals all

What Spotify tracks did you listen to in 2015? Your Year in Music reveals all

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As we approach the end of the year, social networks will invariably present plenty of statistics that give a good indication of trends and events that have transpired over the previous 12 months. This is often on a global level but also for individuals... >>

10 best streaming services for Christmas: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more

10 best streaming services for Christmas: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more

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Christmas is coming and that means we're all getting into the spirit - sometimes literally when a bottle of brandy is left within sight. One way of ensuring that you feel positively "Chrismassy" before the big day arrives is to fill your viewing hours... >>

BMW, Mercedes, and Audi close Nokia Here Maps sale - and your next car could benefit

BMW, Mercedes, and Audi close Nokia Here Maps sale - and your next car could benefit

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Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG now officially own Here, Nokia's digital mapping and location business. The three partners each hold an equal stake. Although it was heavily rumoured for a while that Uber would acquire Nokia's Here Maps, a rival bid... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Star Wars, Fantastic Four...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Star Wars, Fantastic Four...

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Christmas will soon be upon us and that will ensure that the normal TV schedules will be full of schmaltz. Why not, therefore, invest in a streaming device to make sure that you have plenty of other options for movies and TV shows to watch? There's plenty... >>

OnePlus 2 now available to everyone, no more invites needed

OnePlus 2 now available to everyone, no more invites needed

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OnePlus is scrapping its invite system for those interested in buying a OnePlus 2 smartphone. From 5 December, you will be able to buy a OnePlus 2 from the company's online store without needing to register and wait for an elusive invite first. In addition,... >>

These are the limited edition Xbox One controllers you can buy right now

These are the limited edition Xbox One controllers you can buy right now

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One of the crazes that has been raging since this generation of console gaming took off is that of special edition controllers. You could get the occasional customised controller for the PS3 and Xbox 360, even have it completely made into something quite... >>

Own a Ford and an iPhone? You can now use Siri voice control in your car

Own a Ford and an iPhone? You can now use Siri voice control in your car

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Ford is finally adding Siri compatibility to its cars, with vehicles globally able to receive a software update to add Apple Siri Eyes-Free capability to their in-car systems. Cars from the last four years are able to get the update as long as they have... >>

YouTube wants to take on Netflix and Amazon by streaming movies and TV shows

YouTube wants to take on Netflix and Amazon by streaming movies and TV shows

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YouTube is looking to expand its offering to include TV show and movies, claims the Wall Street Journal. The US paper says that YouTube executives have met with Hollywood studios and production companies in the last few months to secure deals for new... >>

Monument Valley developer ustwo and TfL combine to help blind people around Tube stations

Monument Valley developer ustwo and TfL combine to help blind people around Tube stations

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Transport for London has announced that it is trialling an application and technology system in London Euston Underground station that could greatly aid blind people in getting around the capital. Wayfindr is a system co-developed by ustwo - the studio... >>

Colour 3D holograms are real and you don’t need HoloLens to see them

Colour 3D holograms are real and you don’t need HoloLens to see them

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Microsoft has been extolling the benefits of holograms for more than a year now, claiming that it's HoloLens augmented reality headset is the best way to bring 3D computer generated objects into your world. But there's another way in development too.... >>

Samsung refreshes Galaxy A smartphone line-up with new A3, A5 and A7 phones for 2016

Samsung refreshes Galaxy A smartphone line-up with new A3, A5 and A7 phones for 2016

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From April next year, Samsung will release three updated models in its affordable Galaxy A smartphone line-up. The Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 phones are each designed to offer Samsung services and design, including Samsung Pay mobile payment technology on the... >>

Samsung pulls out of cameras in the UK, cites decline in interest

Samsung pulls out of cameras in the UK, cites decline in interest

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Samsung has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will phase out the sale and marketing of digital cameras, camcorders and related accessories in the UK. The company had been rumoured to be considering such a move on a global scale, with some suggesting that... >>

HTC One M8 to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Sense 7 before Christmas

HTC One M8 to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Sense 7 before Christmas

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HTC confirmed that it will be pushing an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the One M8 a while back but has previously only said that it would be available "beginning end of 2015" - whatever that means. Now it looks like HTC One M8 owners don't have to... >>

These are the best Christmas jumpers you’ll want to wear this year

These are the best Christmas jumpers you’ll want to wear this year

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Tis the season to be jolly, and you'll never look jollier wearing these geeky Christmas jumpers. Last year we detailed several geeky Christmas jumpers you could buy, with some of them made by Numskull and based on sci-fi movies and videogames. However,... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: MI: Rogue Nation, Ant-Man...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: MI: Rogue Nation, Ant-Man...

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You know that thing where you grab the remote to see if there's something interesting on television and end up cycling completely through the channels without finding anything you'd like to watch, no matter how many are available to you? Well, thanks... >>

Best gadgets you can buy right now: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2015 winners announced

Best gadgets you can buy right now: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2015 winners announced

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As 2015 is drawing to a close it's that time of year again when we award the gadgets and games that have made the last 12 months extra special. What's more, it's not just our own particular favourites that have risen to the top, but thanks to our panel... >>

These amazing pictures were taken using just Sony a7R II, RX10 II and RX100 IV cameras

These amazing pictures were taken using just Sony a7R II, RX10 II and RX100 IV cameras

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To highlight the abilities of its camera sensors in low-light conditions, Sony armed professional photographer Mikael Buck with an a7R II compact system camera, plus RX10 II and RX100 IV compacts to take pictures of the incredible ice caverns in Vatnajokull,... >>

Huawei Mate 8 with Android 6.0 and Kirin 950 processor unveiled ahead of CES 2016 outing

Huawei Mate 8 with Android 6.0 and Kirin 950 processor unveiled ahead of CES 2016 outing

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Huawei has officially released details and images on its new, flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 8, and has confirmed that it will be on its stand at CES 2016 in January. It will feature the company's own octa-core Kirin 950 processor, running four... >>

Get an Ultra HD TV with 4K Netflix for just £350, Black Friday’s gone mad!

Get an Ultra HD TV with 4K Netflix for just £350, Black Friday’s gone mad!

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Even though it's not quite Friday 27 November, the Black Friday deals have been flowing quick and fast. We haven't, though, seen much better than the one Amazon is offering today, 26 November. You can buy a 4K Hisense LED television, with 4K Netflix and... >>

Here’s one way to combat piracy, only one copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s new album was made and it sold for “millions”

Here’s one way to combat piracy, only one copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s new album was made and it sold for “millions”

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Earlier this year, rap group The Wu-Tang Clan announced that it would be creating a one-off album, featuring 31 new tracks created over a nine year period. Only one copy would be pressed and it would be auctioned the highest bidder. Now some details of... >>

Check out these incredible Star Wars Battlefront screens: Are they real or fake?

Check out these incredible Star Wars Battlefront screens: Are they real or fake?

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Since its release debate has raged over Star Wars Battlefront, with hardcore gamers bemoaning its simplicity and lack of longevity, while more casual gamers heralding the game for the exact same reasons. One thing nobody can dispute, however, is that... >>

The 5.5-inch octa-core LG Ray is the best smartphone you'll likely never own

The 5.5-inch octa-core LG Ray is the best smartphone you'll likely never own

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LG has announced a smartphone that looks great, has an octa-core processor, a 5.5-inch HD screen, and a 13-megapixel camera but it's unlikely you'll ever own one. Why? The LG Ray will probably never make it to the UK or US. Instead, being a 3G-only handset... >>

ITV bins ITV Player, introduces ITV Hub service instead

ITV bins ITV Player, introduces ITV Hub service instead

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UK broadcaster ITV has replaced both ITV Player and ITV.com with a new destination for catch-up content and online services. Called ITV Hub, the new service is available now online and live streaming of the ITV family of channels are "at the heart of... >>

Star Wars The Force Awakens VR experience coming to Google Cardboard in a galaxy not so far far away

Star Wars The Force Awakens VR experience coming to Google Cardboard in a galaxy not so far far away

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As part of the promotional push for the new Star Wars film, Disney and Lucasfilm are creating a virtual reality experience that will be available for owners of a Google Cardboard headset. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens experience will be part of the... >>

What is DisneyLife and why will it give Netflix and Amazon Prime sleepless nights?

What is DisneyLife and why will it give Netflix and Amazon Prime sleepless nights?

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Disney has been very active on streaming services over the last year or so, with many of its movies available to view as part of a Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video subscription. Its TV channels are also incredible popular in the UK, with series favourites... >>