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Tesco Mobile scraps European roaming charges, more countries than Three

Tesco Mobile scraps European roaming charges, more countries than Three

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Tesco Mobile has ditched roaming charges for its network customers who travel around Europe this summer. What's more, its new Home From Home scheme covers more countries than Three's equivalent service. Pay monthly or pay as you go customers will be able... >>

Adidas Climacool NFC Smart Suits for racing drivers could reveal vital information in a crash

Adidas Climacool NFC Smart Suits for racing drivers could reveal vital information in a crash

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Adidas is sewing NFC chips into Climacool racing drivers' suits to give them smart properties. The Adidas Climacool Smart Suit, made under licence by motorsports specialist Fyshe, contains a chip that is currently used to authenticate the race suit is... >>

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch plans leaked, luxury de Grisogono version confirmed

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch plans leaked, luxury de Grisogono version confirmed

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It might come as no surprise that Samsung is planning a new smartwatch for 2016 and even less so that it will likely be called the Samsung Gear S3. What is surprising however is that one of its partners seems to have let the cat out of the bag early doors.... >>

Ford boss believes an Apple Car is in the works

Ford boss believes an Apple Car is in the works

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Apple has long been rumoured to be working on its own car, currently called the Apple Car or Project Titan by the press. And it seems that major players in the motor industry believe so too. Ford CEO Mark Fields has confirmed that his company assumes... >>

Harman Kardon Go + Play shows there's still interest in quality Bluetooth speakers

Harman Kardon Go + Play shows there's still interest in quality Bluetooth speakers

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Harman Kardon has refreshed its high-end portable speaker with a more elegant look, quad drivers and the ability to wirelessly connect up to three devices at a time. That includes iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The latest in the Harman Kardon Go +... >>

Your EE 4G phone will work "everywhere you go" by 2020

Your EE 4G phone will work "everywhere you go" by 2020

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EE has revealed that it is on track to cover 95 per cent of the UK landmass with 4G coverage by the end of the decade. That will represent an increase of 35 per cent in just four years. The only places that will not be covered by 2020 are "where people... >>

EE brings back customer services to UK and Ireland, better service promised

EE brings back customer services to UK and Ireland, better service promised

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EE has announced that it is closing its customer service operations overseas and bringing the entire operation back to the UK and Ireland by the end of 2016. That means you will always speak to an on-shore assistant when you call for help. The company... >>

Only Amazon Prime members can buy GTA 5, FIFA 16 and other big games from Amazon

Only Amazon Prime members can buy GTA 5, FIFA 16 and other big games from Amazon

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There's little doubt that Amazon Prime membership is great value for money, but it has always offered additional benefits rather than take away features for regular members. Until now. It has been spotted that Grand Theft Auto 5, FIFA 16, Minecraft and... >>

New Amazon Fire tablet options added, 16GB for just £60

New Amazon Fire tablet options added, 16GB for just £60

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Amazon is expanding its line-up of super cheap tablets with new versions of its entry level device being added from 28 April. The Amazon Fire tablet impressed us greatly ahead of Christmas last year as it offers a lot of bang for your buck. At just £50... >>

Game of Thrones season 6: When is it on and how can I watch it?

Game of Thrones season 6: When is it on and how can I watch it?

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Game of Thrones season 6 is now upon us, having been shown in the US and simulcast in the UK at 2am. But for many Brits, they are still to catch it and after months of speculation (and harassment for Kit Harrington) will finally find out if Jon Snow... >>

Could this be the Android games console we’ve been waiting for?

Could this be the Android games console we’ve been waiting for?

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There have been plenty of Android devices dedicated to gaming. Many even believed that an Android games console could rival dedicated machines from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft one day. However, while plenty have tried, all have seemingly failed. Ouya,... >>

PlayStation 5 might never happen, reveals Sony

PlayStation 5 might never happen, reveals Sony

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With all the talk of a PlayStation Neo, PS4K or PS4.5 (whichever moniker you fancy) it seems that Sony is looking to morph its current console into something more powerful and proficient. Where does that leave the next generation though? If Sony is able... >>

Apple MacBook (2016) vs MacBook (2015): What's the difference?

Apple MacBook (2016) vs MacBook (2015): What's the difference?

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Considering the 12-inch Retina display MacBook was released last April it was due for a refresh and Apple hasn't disappointed. A new model has been announced and is now available to buy from Apple.com, Apple retail stores and select partners. As before,... >>

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

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Amazon has further extended its Amazon Prime Now one-hour delivery service into a new area of the UK: Leeds. Two-hour deliveries are now also available in Bradford, Wakefield and Huddersfield. Amazon recently expanded its ultra-fast service to include... >>

Samsung UBD-K8500 4K UHD Blu-ray player now available in the UK

Samsung UBD-K8500 4K UHD Blu-ray player now available in the UK

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It's been a while since Samsung showed its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player to the public, at IFA in Germany last autumn in fact, but now it's finally available to buy in the UK. It makes sense considering the discs themselves have only recently gone... >>

Apple announces new MacBook line-up, rose gold version added

Apple announces new MacBook line-up, rose gold version added

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As widely rumoured Apple has announced a refresh to its MacBook range, with upgraded Intel processors, improved graphics performance, faster flash storage and longer battery life. It has also added a rose gold model to the superslim laptop line-up. The... >>

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world
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HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world

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We've been waiting for the consumer version of HTC Vive – the company's virtual reality (VR) system – to land in our living rooms for some time. It's hard to describe the heightened feeling of excitement that accompanies the launch of a brand new... >>

Leaked PS4K "NEO" specifications suggest better processor and graphics for PS4.5

Leaked PS4K "NEO" specifications suggest better processor and graphics for PS4.5

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Rumours of a new PlayStation 4 model are building momentum with the latest report suggesting that the upgraded machine will feature a faster processor and better graphics chip. Gaming website Giant Bomb claims to have received details on what is being... >>

Monthly Amazon Prime subscription now available in US, coming to UK?

Monthly Amazon Prime subscription now available in US, coming to UK?

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Amazon has finally added a separate payment option for its Prime membership other than having to pay for the whole shebang in one yearly lump. In the US, subscribers can now choose to pay monthly for the service too. Hopefully, a similar scheme will also... >>

The Commodore 64 is returning with a HDMI output, handheld console version too

The Commodore 64 is returning with a HDMI output, handheld console version too

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Hot on the heels of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games console and the forthcoming Vega+ handheld, another classic computer from the same era is about to return: the Commodore 64. The 64 from Retro Games Ltd will take the form of two different devices.... >>

BT Infinity 1 offers 52Mbps fibre broadband from just £10 a month

BT Infinity 1 offers 52Mbps fibre broadband from just £10 a month

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BT has introduced a new entry level fibre broadband package, BT Infinity 1. It offers speeds of up to 52Mbps as standard for as little as £10 a month. In addition to the internet connection, customers also received access to the provider's sports channels,... >>

Can’t find anything on the App Store to play? Apple plans app search overhaul

Can’t find anything on the App Store to play? Apple plans app search overhaul

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When you're looking for an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on the Apple App Store do you just download those suggested on the front page or navigate through the basic search feature? We suspect it's the former as the latter has long been far from... >>

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set it up and solve any issues

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set it up and solve any issues

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It's amazing that after years of promise, virtual reality is finally here and accessible to everyone. Everyone with a pukka PC and a healthy bank balance admittedly, but here nonetheless. Exciting times. Both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are available... >>

PayPal takes on Visa and Mastercard with PayPal Credit, and interest starts at 0%

PayPal takes on Visa and Mastercard with PayPal Credit, and interest starts at 0%

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PayPal has announced an addition to its services in the form of a credit system that takes on the credit card companies. There is a twist, however; there will be no interest to pay on online purchases over £150, as long as you pay off the balance in a... >>

Bye bye BB10, BlackBerry kills operating system after admitting defeat

Bye bye BB10, BlackBerry kills operating system after admitting defeat

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BlackBerry has admitted defeat in the packed consumer phone market and will no longer make phones featuring its own operating system. There will be no more BB10 handsets produced. Instead, it will concentrate on establishing itself as a major Android... >>