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Pebble Time review: A smartwatch stepping stone
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Pebble Time review: A smartwatch stepping stone

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When Pebble announced its second-generation smartwatch it became the most successful Kickstarter project ever, smashing all records and reaping $1 million in just 30 minutes of the funding round starting. The Pebble Time, and the subsequently unveiled... >>

Want to see what an iPhone 8 could look like?

Want to see what an iPhone 8 could look like?

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We haven't even had the iPhone 6S let alone the iPhone 7 yet, but concept designer Jermaine Smit has posted a video of what he thinks the iPhone 8 could look like. Of course, by our estimation, an iPhone 8 isn't due until 2018. If Apple continues its... >>

Sky giving away fibre broadband for free

Sky giving away fibre broadband for free

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Sky has changed its price plans for fibre broadband and has made the ground-breaking decision to offer its entry-level package at no cost for 12 months. You will still need a Sky line rental and Sky Talk phone package, but the normal fee of £10 a month... >>

You can get a Google Nexus 9 tablet for just £200

You can get a Google Nexus 9 tablet for just £200

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Amid rumours that Google will update its tablet ranges in the coming months, retailers in the UK are shifting stock at amazing prices. The latest product to get a price cut, with Amazon and Argos at least, is the Google Nexus 9, the company's 8.9-inch... >>

How to stop Apple Music charging you when your free trial ends

How to stop Apple Music charging you when your free trial ends

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If, like us, you signed up to Apple Music almost as soon as it became available you will have to start to pay for the service from 1 October, which will cost £9.99 a month for a normal individual subscription, £14.99 for a family subscription for up... >>

Is Facebook about to launch an Apple Music and Spotify rival?

Is Facebook about to launch an Apple Music and Spotify rival?

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Facebook is to take on Apple, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and a host of other music streaming services if rumours are to be believed. Music business site Music Ally claims that the social media giant is not only looking to introduce music videos to its offering... >>

LG G4 Beat offers mid-range 4G thrills for those on a budget

LG G4 Beat offers mid-range 4G thrills for those on a budget

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LG continues to expand its G4 product line with the LG G4 Beat, a smartphone that retains a lot of the style and features of the company's flagship device, but drops some of the spec to fit in at a mid-range price point. The LG G4 Beat sports an octa-core... >>

Doctor Who confirmed for Lego Dimensions: All 13 Doctors to appear, even John Hurt

Doctor Who confirmed for Lego Dimensions: All 13 Doctors to appear, even John Hurt

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Although it was previously leaked - by Lego itself no less - it has now been confirmed that Doctor Who will be joining the cast of the game/toy collection Lego Dimensions. The 12th Doctor will be voiced by Peter Capaldi, who plays the character on TV,... >>

Like Apple Music, Tidal encourages families to share a discounted account

Like Apple Music, Tidal encourages families to share a discounted account

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Jay-Z's music streaming company Tidal is responding to the launch of Apple Music and its rapid rise in popularity by also offering a family account for members, which gives discounts for additional subscribers in a family unit. However, unlike Apple Music,... >>

999 emergency calls should be possible through texts and apps, says report

999 emergency calls should be possible through texts and apps, says report

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The UK's emergency services system should be radically overhauled, claims a report by the Institute of Engineering and Technology. As well as being able to call for police, ambulance or fire brigade assistance by calling "999", the service needs to adapt... >>

Want to see how the incredible Game of Thrones Hardhome zombie battle was filmed?

Want to see how the incredible Game of Thrones Hardhome zombie battle was filmed?

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Before we write another word, stop reading here if you haven't seen Game of Thrones season 5 yet and, specifically, episode 8 "Hardhome". There be spoilers ahead, aaarrrggh! If you've made it this far, on your own head be it... Hardhome is by far and... >>

Star Wars Battlefront isn’t the only licensed game coming out soon, this is Star Wars Uprising

Star Wars Battlefront isn’t the only licensed game coming out soon, this is Star Wars Uprising

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Star Wars Uprising is an iOS and Android game that was announced last month and is currently accepting pre-registration by those hoping to get involved as soon as it is available. However, while we could give you some of the details of the online role-playing... >>

Xbox One Plex update makes it the best media player around, these are the changes

Xbox One Plex update makes it the best media player around, these are the changes

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The Plex app for Xbox One was always one of our favourite platforms to stream our home media content through, and a swathe of changes that were pushed as an update yesterday have made it even better. Most notably, the company has added music library functionality... >>

Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched

Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched

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Figures from the Official Chart Company show that online streaming is rapidly becoming the UK's favourite way to consume music content. In the first six months of 2015 Brits listened to 11.5 billion tracks streamed from services such as Spotify, Deezer... >>

EE fined £1 million by Ofcom for mishandling customer complaints

EE fined £1 million by Ofcom for mishandling customer complaints

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Ofcom has fined EE a staggering £1 million for not treating customer complaints in the proper manner, as according to the code of practice set by the UK's communications regulator and agreed by all networks. EE, it ruled, failed to inform customers... >>

Windows 10 won’t be available to everybody at launch

Windows 10 won’t be available to everybody at launch

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Windows 10 will be available from 29 July but it has been revealed that most consumers will not actually get the update that day. Microsoft has confirmed its roll out plans and it will be phasing the release of the software in order to prevent servers... >>

Special edition Game of Thrones Blu-ray box-sets get Dolby Atmos soundtracks

Special edition Game of Thrones Blu-ray box-sets get Dolby Atmos soundtracks

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Home cinema buffs who have already invested in AV receivers with Dolby Atmos support have struggled to find natively recorded content in the format's relatively short life so far, but it looks like a corner has been turned. HBO has decided to remaster... >>

Is there anything better than GoPro footage of a waterskiing squirrel?

Is there anything better than GoPro footage of a waterskiing squirrel?

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Want to know how to win the net? Post video of a waterskiing squirrel of course. That's what we have here as GoPro managed to capture Twiggy the squirrel in action during this year's summer X-Games. The Games took place at the beginning of June in Austin,... >>

Want to see Kelly Brook showered in gold for HTC One M9 Gold launch? It's your lucky day

Want to see Kelly Brook showered in gold for HTC One M9 Gold launch? It's your lucky day

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To celebrate the arrival of the Gold on Gold edition of the HTC One M9, which is now available through EE exclusively, the phone manufacturer employed the considerable talents of actress and model Kelly Brook for a set of stunning images where she appears... >>

All-electric Formula E racing gets its videogame debut in Forza 6

All-electric Formula E racing gets its videogame debut in Forza 6

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Formula E might still be in its infancy but it is gaining new fans with every race. Now it is to star in a videogame for the first time, with every competing car from the 2015 season appearing in the latest Forza Motorsport. Forza 6 will feature more... >>

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound

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Apple will continue to release new iPods, it has been revealed, regardless of the rise in ownership of smartphones. And it is expected to announce some newly coloured models soon, if images spotted on the new build of iTunes are anything to go by. With... >>

TVPlayer takes on Sky and Virgin Media with pay-TV premium option

TVPlayer takes on Sky and Virgin Media with pay-TV premium option

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TVPlayer, the ad-supported live TV streaming platform in the UK is extending its channel offering with a new Plus premium subscription option. For £4.99 a month subscribers will be able to watch more than 25 additional channels, including Lifetime, History,... >>

Anki Overdrive vs Anki Drive: All the new features explained

Anki Overdrive vs Anki Drive: All the new features explained

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When Anki first revealed its Anki Drive robot car racing game it was really cutting edge and new. Now there are competitors arriving on the scene that emulate the idea of having a track-based racing toy controlled by iPhone or Android apps. Anki still... >>

Anki Overdrive preview: New cars, game modes and release date revealed

Anki Overdrive preview: New cars, game modes and release date revealed

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We first saw Anki Overdrive, the company's follow-up to the hugely successful robot toy racing game Anki Drive, in San Francisco in February and were already amazed at just how much more advanced it was in comparison to its predecessor. But although the... >>

Freephone 0800 and 0808 numbers are finally free to call from mobiles too

Freephone 0800 and 0808 numbers are finally free to call from mobiles too

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Thanks to a ruling set by Ofcom last year, networks have lifted charges for freephone numbers when called from a mobile. That means that from today, 1 July, you will no longer be charged when you call numbers starting with 0800 and 0808 from your smartphone... >>