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Samsung Connect Home Wi-Fi takes on Google Wifi with smart home skills to boot

Samsung Connect Home Wi-Fi takes on Google Wifi with smart home skills to boot

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Mesh Wi-Fi networks are gaining in popularity, as a way to ensure a whole house is covered in wireless internet connectivity without resorting to powerline extenders. Google Wifi is one of the best know on the market, and has tested well in reviews, including... >>

Gold PS4 to be available prior to E3 2017?

Gold PS4 to be available prior to E3 2017?

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Sony plans to release a gold-coloured version of its PlayStation 4 console, if a Reddit leak is to be believed.A user, MeinFewer, claiming to be an employee of Target in the US has posted a picture on Imgur of a shiny, gold version of the slimmer,... >>

What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data?

What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data?

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Like BT and Virgin Media, Sky offers its own mobile network service alongside TV, landline and broadband. However, Sky Mobile gives you a few features you might not find anywhere else. That's why we've decided to give you a low down on the network,... >>

You can get a Sky Mobile price plan with 500MB data for just £5

You can get a Sky Mobile price plan with 500MB data for just £5

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Sky has announced a new Sky Mobile 4G SIM-only plan that starts as low as just £5 a month for Sky TV customers. For that, you will get 500MB of data, unlimited texts and unlimited calls on a minimum 12-month plan.Non-Sky TV customers can get the same... >>

Control three devices with just one mouse, Logitech Flow software works with two new MX mice

Control three devices with just one mouse, Logitech Flow software works with two new MX mice

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Logitech has announced two new mice, the MX Master 2S and MX Anywhere 2S, and while they are exciting for those looking for wireless functionality and quality at reasonable prices, it is Logitech Flow that is of particular interest.That's because it... >>

Watch out Apple! Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 laptops are aiming at the MacBook

Watch out Apple! Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 laptops are aiming at the MacBook

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Qualcomm has announced that it is entering the laptop market, with manufacturing partners soon to release superthin, fanless MacBook competitors powered by the Snapdragon 835 mobile chipset.This allows them to take on Apple's hugely successful, light... >>

Intel Core i9 X-Series is a hardcore gamer's delight, with 18-core option

Intel Core i9 X-Series is a hardcore gamer's delight, with 18-core option

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During its Computex keynote, Intel announced a new series of CPUs that sit at the very top of the Skylake family.The Intel Core i9 X-Series is for power users and seriously hardcore PC gamers as it starts at around $1,000 and goes up to a mighty $2,000... >>

Nvidia Max-Q could ensure your next monster gaming laptop has MacBook looks

Nvidia Max-Q could ensure your next monster gaming laptop has MacBook looks

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After announcing a new standard for hardcore gaming PCs last week, tagging them as GeForce GTX Battle Boxes, Nvidia has followed up with a unifying design standard for gaming laptops.Nvidia Max-Q is a design approach that major gaming laptop manufacturers... >>

Logitech Pop Smart Button now compatible with Apple HomeKit, control your Hue, Sonos and other kit with one tap

Logitech Pop Smart Button now compatible with Apple HomeKit, control your Hue, Sonos and other kit with one tap

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As you add more smart home devices to your abode you soon realise that instead of making life less complicated, they can sometimes do the opposite.That's because each device requires a different app to control it. And even when all linked through a unifying smart... >>

A OnePlus 5 was used to take one of these, which photo is it?

A OnePlus 5 was used to take one of these, which photo is it?

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OnePlus has started teasing its forthcoming new flagship smartphone, with the latest tweet showing a distinct improvement in camera ability.The OnePlus 5 was confirmed by the company previously, and now its official Twitter account has revealed an image... >>

Lego Batman Movie is first 4K HDR film to stream on Xbox One S

Lego Batman Movie is first 4K HDR film to stream on Xbox One S

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The Xbox One S has been able to play 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays since its introduction in August last year, and in HDR to boot. It's currently the only games console to do so.You can also stream Netflix and Amazon Video content in Ultra HD with HDR on shows... >>

Moto Z2 Play pictures and further specs revealed, Snapdragon 626 and 3,000mAh battery confirmed

Moto Z2 Play pictures and further specs revealed, Snapdragon 626 and 3,000mAh battery confirmed

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Earlier this week, pictures and some specifications of the forthcoming Moto Z2 Play smartphone were found on the website of the TENAA, China's mobile certification agency.Now further alleged specs have been revealed, thanks to a posting on GeekBench.It... >>

Worried your children are victims of cyberbullying? Take the pledge to talk to them

Worried your children are victims of cyberbullying? Take the pledge to talk to them

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Internet Matters, the organisation to aid parents in online safety, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of cyberbullying and help children and their families communicate about its dangers and effects.As well as host a #Pledge2Talk button, which... >>

BBC Store to close, get a refund for any digital TV shows you bought

BBC Store to close, get a refund for any digital TV shows you bought

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The BBC is closing its online digital content store, BBC Store, on 1 November 2017, just two-years after its launch. It is also shutting the cloud content locker so those who bought shows through the service will no longer be able to access their paid-for... >>

Xbox Game Pass: Release date, price and all the games you can play

Xbox Game Pass: Release date, price and all the games you can play

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Microsoft has launched Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for one monthly fee. And unlike PlayStation Now, it isn't a cloud service so you don't have to rely on your own broadband... >>

Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017

Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017

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Sony has revealed its smartphone plans for the rest of 2017 and it is ditching an entire category it has supported for years.It will no longer release what it terms "Premium Standard" handsets - phones like the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact, as released... >>

Garmin Virb 360 continues action cam line with 360-degree 5.7K thrills

Garmin Virb 360 continues action cam line with 360-degree 5.7K thrills

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Garmin has announced its first 360-degree action cam, the water and dust proof Virb 360 that captures all the action around it in up to 5.7K resolution.The Garmin Virb 360 also captures 360-degree audio, to ensure that surround sound systems expand the... >>

Bang & Olufsen's new product is... beer!

Bang & Olufsen's new product is... beer!

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Bang & Olufsen, through its B&O Play brand, has taken an odd swerve with its latest product. It has produced its own beer.Beobrew IPA has been crafted in partnership with Danish microbrewery Mikkeller and is unique in that a Beoplay A1 speaker is used... >>

Dummy iPhone 8 hands-on video once again shows vertical camera

Dummy iPhone 8 hands-on video once again shows vertical camera

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The launch might not be for another four months or so but that doesn't stop the iPhone 8 rumour mill gathering pace.A video has been posted online, claiming to show a display dummy version of the much talked-about new premium handset from Apple. It doesn't... >>

New Microsoft Surface Pro confirmed, coming on 15 June from £799

New Microsoft Surface Pro confirmed, coming on 15 June from £799

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As leaked last week, Microsoft has announced a new Surface Pro during its #MicrosoftEvent in Shanghai.On stage at the Chinese press conference, Microsoft revealed that an all-new version of the Surface Pro is on its way to many markets globally, with... >>

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

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Amazon has launched Amazon Channels in the UK. It offers a way to subscribe to a large array of premium TV channels and services for a low, non-contract monthly fee.So to help you understand the new service, here's our short, handy guide on what it offers...What... >>

Would you cover your walls with Snowbonk? Paint-naming AI gets it hilariously wrong

Would you cover your walls with Snowbonk? Paint-naming AI gets it hilariously wrong

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With an infinite amount of colour hues in the visible spectrum, paint manufacturers will never go hungry. There will always be call for a new shade of violet, indigo or orange.However, while mixing a new paint colour is tricky in itself, it's far trickier... >>

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem

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Ubisoft will fully reveal Far Cry 5 on Friday 26 May, but in the meantime has released several vignettes showing that the new chapter will be set in the North West of America.The series is heading to Montana and, from brief teases in the videos, looks... >>

LG X Venture rivals Galaxy S8 Active for extreme smarts

LG X Venture rivals Galaxy S8 Active for extreme smarts

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There have been several rumours about a forthcoming rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8 Active, but it seems that LG has beaten its Korean rival to the punch.The LG X Venture is a ruggedised, water and dustproof handset designed specifically... >>

Amazing Nokia 9 hands-on pics appear online, along with photo samples

Amazing Nokia 9 hands-on pics appear online, along with photo samples

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A phone very much thought to be the Nokia 9 has already appeared in a leaked video this month, but this latest unveiling of the handset is by far and away the most revealing yet.French website Frandroid claims to have spent some time with the forthcoming... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy shows vertical dual-lens camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy shows vertical dual-lens camera

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Pictures and video have appeared online that purportedly show a dummy version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.The phone itself isn't expected to be officially launched until September, but details have been hitting the internet over the last few weeks.... >>

This is the size of the iPhone 8, next to iPhone 7s and 7s Plus

This is the size of the iPhone 8, next to iPhone 7s and 7s Plus

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If you were wondering how large the much-rumoured iPhone 8 will be, pictures have emerged on Chinese website Weibo of alleged case mouldings for the new phone, alongside the new iPhone 7s and 7s Plus models.All three handsets are tipped for release... >>

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

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Destiny 2 is coming.By the time it arrives, the original Destiny will be three-years old. And while it is still going strong, with a huge fanbase sticking with the online multiplayer first-person shooter, it's just about time for a sequel.Bungie has... >>

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

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Activision and Bungie unveiled Destiny 2 gameplay for the first time on Thursday 18 May, with a special event in Los Angeles. It revealed a whole stack of details about the forthcoming game and showed full-on game footage.Pocket-lint has also been... >>

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only

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Pokemon Go is holding a special event for the entirety of next week.To encourage you back out onto the streets, with Pokemon Go running on a smartphone, Niantic and the Pokemon Company are holding a special week of rock. From 18 May 2017 through to 25... >>

Samsung Pay now available in UK for Galaxy smartphone users

Samsung Pay now available in UK for Galaxy smartphone users

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Samsung Pay has been promised for the UK for over a year, since the launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones in fact. Now it's ready for public consumption and Samsung has launched it for Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, S6 and S6 edge phones. The... >>

HTC U11 official, pressure-sensitive sides, noise cancellation and Alexa

HTC U11 official, pressure-sensitive sides, noise cancellation and Alexa

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After months of speculation and leaks, HTC has finally announced its new flagship smartphone: the HTC U11.Originally codenamed Ocean and often referred to simply as HTC U, the phone was launched in Taipei today.It comes in a unibody design, with aluminium... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 said to have 6.3-inch 18.5:9 screen

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 said to have 6.3-inch 18.5:9 screen

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There have already been plenty of leaks and speculation surrounding Samsung's replacement for the disastrous Galaxy Note 7, and every one of them show that the new handset will firmly put memories of exploding devices into the dim and distant past.The... >>

These Nike iPhone cases are styled like the bottom of your shoes

These Nike iPhone cases are styled like the bottom of your shoes

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If you own an iPhone 7 and like sportswear brand Nike you are in for a real treat. Not only can you get cases for your phone featuring the trademark swoosh, you can now get hard shell protection style like the bottom of your sneakers. No, really.The Nike... >>

The Legend of Zelda coming to iPhone and Android

The Legend of Zelda coming to iPhone and Android

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Nintendo is planning to release a Legend of Zelda game for iOS and Android and it is likely to be released in 2018.The Wall Street Journal reports the Japanese gaming giant will follow its next mobile release, based on Animal Crossing, with a Zelda... >>

You will need to register and sign in for BBC iPlayer: Here's why

You will need to register and sign in for BBC iPlayer: Here's why

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Back in September last year, the BBC announced that a BBC account would eventually be needed to access some of the Beeb's online services, including iPlayer and iPlayer Radio. That day will come soom.You will need to sign in with a registered account... >>

Who will win Eurovision 2017? Spotify could know the answer and it's a surprise

Who will win Eurovision 2017? Spotify could know the answer and it's a surprise

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The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is being held in Kyiv, Ukraine tomorrow evening - from 8pm BST Saturday 13 May - and, after two thrilling semi-finals shown on the BBC and around Europe in the past week, we now know the 26 finalists who will... >>

How to shoot great video and photos on iPhone, Apple reveals all

How to shoot great video and photos on iPhone, Apple reveals all

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Apple has released a series of videos showing how iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users can take better photos and films on their smartphones. And because many of the tips feature the software, they can help owners of older iPhones too - as long as they have... >>

Harley-Davidson to keep making electric motorbikes after LiveWire

Harley-Davidson to keep making electric motorbikes after LiveWire

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World renowned motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson is still to deliver a consumer edition of its LiveWire electric bike - which we first rode two years ago - yet it is confident enough in the concept that it will develop further all-electric vehicles... >>

OneDrive Files On-Demand will finally only download your files when you need them

OneDrive Files On-Demand will finally only download your files when you need them

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Microsoft is finally implementing a feature in OneDrive that could be forgiven for thinking existed already.OneDrive Files On-Demand will store all of your data in the cloud and only download it when you actually want to use relevant files.At present,... >>

Microsoft follows Google Daydream and Oculus with own Mixed Reality controllers

Microsoft follows Google Daydream and Oculus with own Mixed Reality controllers

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After rebranding its augmented reality system to Windows 10 Mixed Reality, Microsoft is expanding the ecosystem with motion controllers to interact with experiences.Different manufacturers, including Acer and HP, are making their own Mixed Reality headsets... >>

LG to make Google Pixel 3 is 'pure speculation' at present

LG to make Google Pixel 3 is 'pure speculation' at present

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Even though the 2017 versions of Google Pixel phones are yet to be revealed, even confirmed, there has been plenty of speculation flying around that the company has chosen LG to make their 2018 replacements.The Google Pixel 3, it is said, will be made... >>

US laptop and tablet ban could extend to UK and Europe

US laptop and tablet ban could extend to UK and Europe

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The US is reportedly considering expanding its airline laptop and tablet ban to include the UK and Europe.Flights to the States from several countries in the Middle East and Africa are already affected, with passengers not allowed to carry electronic... >>

This slo-mo film was shot in 960fps, entirely on Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphones

This slo-mo film was shot in 960fps, entirely on Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphones

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The Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone is capable of recording slow motion video at an incredible 960 frames per second, as we detailed back in February, but what does that look like in the real world?You can get a glimpse at what's possible with such... >>

Judge Dredd Mega-City One TV Show: Everything you need to know about the Dredd sequel

Judge Dredd Mega-City One TV Show: Everything you need to know about the Dredd sequel

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We will soon see Judge Dredd return to our screens, through a new TV series.After years of rumours and speculation, it has been confirmed that Judge Dredd: Mega-City One is in development.It's something we've been following for a while. 2000 AD owner... >>

Pico Goblin is a wire-free Android VR headset that doesn't need a smartphone

Pico Goblin is a wire-free Android VR headset that doesn't need a smartphone

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Virtual reality headset firm Pico Interactive will debut its new all-in-one Pico Gobiln next month at the E3 2017 videogames show in Los Angeles.It's a mobile-style Android headset, with no wires and similar to a Daydream or Samsung Gear VR device, but... >>

The Nintendo Switch accessory we've all been waiting for is coming in June

The Nintendo Switch accessory we've all been waiting for is coming in June

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When we reviewed the Nintendo Switch in March we called for a second Switch dock to be sold separately. Nintendo has now responded, saying that you will be able to buy a second dock from 23 June.The Nintendo Switch is a portable games console, so it's... >>

40 per cent of all console games sold will be digital downloads within months, says EA

40 per cent of all console games sold will be digital downloads within months, says EA

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Electronic Arts firmly believes that the shift to digital downloads over physical copies of games is gathering pace. It has claimed that, by the end of 2017, digital downloads will account for at least 40 per cent of all sales.During a financial call... >>

HTC One X10 gets wider rollout, 5.5-inch octa-core handset with 16MP camera

HTC One X10 gets wider rollout, 5.5-inch octa-core handset with 16MP camera

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HTC has introduced a mid-range handset for around £300 that features a decent spec list for the money.The HTC One X10 has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor and 3GB of RAM. There's also a 16-megapixel camera on... >>

LucidSound LS35X Xbox headset is first to connect to Xbox One and Project Scorpio wire-free

LucidSound LS35X Xbox headset is first to connect to Xbox One and Project Scorpio wire-free

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LucidSound is a fairly new company when it comes to gaming peripherals but it is carving a niche for itself quickly.It has released several quality headsets for gamers, such as the LS40 pair we saw at CES 2017 in January, that can be directly compared... >>