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New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?

New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?

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Television manufacturers release new models at least twice a year and the technology in their latest sets is constantly improving. It can be hard to keep up at times.Even if you've bought a new TV recently, you might not know what it is truly capable... >>

New Samsung Galaxy A series to fill gap until Galaxy S8, spec and release date revealed

New Samsung Galaxy A series to fill gap until Galaxy S8, spec and release date revealed

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Samsung has unveiled a couple of updated models in its Galaxy A series of mid-range handsets. And considering the company is rumoured to be pushing back the release of the next Galaxy S8 flagship phone, these very capably fill a gap in the company's... >>

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV: Your complete guide

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV: Your complete guide

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Amazon's video streaming service has been rapidly expanding since it was rebranded from Lovefilm in 2014. Amazon Prime Video is now the main global rival to Netflix and like its peer, it offers TV shows and movies to watch instantly on an internet connected... >>

How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide

How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide

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Netflix has changed our TV and movie viewing habits completely. It has 83.3 million subscribers worldwide and that has allowed it to not only challenge and beat video rental services, it now has the userbase and muscle to take on traditional broadcasters... >>

Best Sony PlayStation VR games you must play: Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, Batman and more

Best Sony PlayStation VR games you must play: Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, Batman and more

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Sony PlayStation VR was released at the tail end of last year and the £349 virtual reality headset should soon be back in stock to order.But what should you play after you finally make the plunge? The headset comes with a demo disc with tasters of several... >>

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

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It cannot be disputed that the new generation of gaming has been an outstanding success, with more consoles shifted than ever before and more games in the first couple of years after launch than many could have dreamed of. However, there is one issue... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £150? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £150? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast and more

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Video streaming has been one of the fastest growing areas of entertainment technology over the last few years, but it has never been as accessible or enjoyable as it is today.Not only do we have swathes of different streaming services, each offering thousands... >>

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 1TB or more for less than £50

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 1TB or more for less than £50

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Like with the Xbox One, our foremost and perhaps only major gripe about the PlayStation 4 is that the 500GB hard drive of the entry model is hopelessly light on storage capacity, especially considering the mammoth file sizes of some of the best games... >>

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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Of all the virtual reality headsets to come out in 2016, the HTC Vive created the most buzz. It is the most expensive consumer offering but also the most technically advanced, offering full spatial tracking.Its rivals, namely the Oculus Rift and PlayStation... >>

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

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The PS4 Pro heralds the beginning of 4K HDR console gaming.You can read our in-depth review of the PlayStation 4 Pro here, but if you've already decided to match your 4K HDR TV with the best games machine on the planet you're probably wondering what... >>

Watch The Grand Tour for free over Christmas, here's how

Watch The Grand Tour for free over Christmas, here's how

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Amazon has made the first episode of The Grand Tour available to watch for free over the Christmas period.All Amazon customers in the UK, not just those with Prime membership, can now watch "The Holy Trinity", the one hour 11 minute debut of the new show... >>

Steam winter sale underway, here are the best games deals

Steam winter sale underway, here are the best games deals

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The Steam winter sale is always a massive deal for PC and Mac gamers and it's now started.Yes, we've just had a sale as part of the Black Friday period, but that was nothing in comparison to the bargains to be had over Christmas and into the new year.Steam's... >>

23 tech toys you wanted for Christmas but never got

23 tech toys you wanted for Christmas but never got

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Christmas is a time for giving. It's also a time for receiving which, to be perfectly frank, is the best part.But we've all had those moments when we rip open the wrapping paper and discover that Santa didn't quite deliver the electronic wizardry we'd... >>

LG CES 2017 plans revealed: Smart Home appliances to get smarter with deep learning

LG CES 2017 plans revealed: Smart Home appliances to get smarter with deep learning

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LG is set to unveil a range of smart home appliances during CES 2017 that adopt deep learning technology to make them smarter than ever before.During the January consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, the company will debut a new robot vacuum cleaner,... >>

Amazon Echo and Dot price drops again for Christmas, get one quick!

Amazon Echo and Dot price drops again for Christmas, get one quick!

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After the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we thought Amazon's big discounts wouldn't return until Boxing Day at least, but the Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot have been reduced again.The Amazon Echo, as reviewed here, has dropped to £129.99... >>

Is Nintendo Switch just an Nvidia Shield in disguise?

Is Nintendo Switch just an Nvidia Shield in disguise?

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Specifications for the Nintendo Switch have leaked ahead of its March 2017 release date and, if true, the console is effectively an Nvidia Shield with a few more bells and whistles.Eurogamer reports that spec details given to developers by Nintendo have... >>

What is PayPal and how does it work?

What is PayPal and how does it work?

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Earlier this year PayPal celebrated its 10th year in the mobile payments business. It's been around longer as an online financial service, but its mobile talents have come on leaps and bounds in the last decade.Some people think paying for things by phone... >>

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV

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The BBC has started its first ever consumer trial of 4K content, offering a four-minute clip of Planet Earth 2 in Ultra HD through its free streaming platform, BBC iPlayer.What's more, it also uses Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) picture tech, a form of HDR, to... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch planned for April in New York

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch planned for April in New York

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Samsung is said to be foregoing its traditional Mobile World Congress unveiling for the next Galaxy flagship phone in favour of a dedicated event in April. Leaks state that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be launched in New York a month or so after MWC finishes.According... >>

Pokemon Go still coming to Apple Watch, cancellation rumour just a hoax

Pokemon Go still coming to Apple Watch, cancellation rumour just a hoax

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Niantic has moved quickly to reassure Pokemon Go fans that it is still working on its Apple Watch application, tweeting that it is coming soon.The response came after an alleged "leaked" email was posted on Reddit, claiming that the Apple Watch Pokemon... >>

Apple Maps iOS 10 update adds live public transport information for the whole of Britain

Apple Maps iOS 10 update adds live public transport information for the whole of Britain

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Apple has updated Apple Maps with a new look for its Transit mode, several new features and new tranport options for several new cities, including details for the whole of Great Britain.Transit shows transport route options for journeys up and down the... >>

All iPhone 8 models will have curved OLED screens made by Samsung, says report

All iPhone 8 models will have curved OLED screens made by Samsung, says report

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It has been reported for a while that Apple plans to make a curved screen iPhone 8, much like the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, but previous suggestions were that only one version will have an edge to edge display.The Korean Herald begs to differ, however,... >>

Sky handing out Christmas gifts to all TV customers, free Box Sets subscriptions and movie rentals

Sky handing out Christmas gifts to all TV customers, free Box Sets subscriptions and movie rentals

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Sky has turned Santa this Christmas with freebies for all of its customers.Sky users without a Box Sets subscription already will each get three month's access to the provider's on demand service for free. Those who already have a Box Sets package will... >>

Amazon Fire TV gets swanky new user interface: Here's what your box does now

Amazon Fire TV gets swanky new user interface: Here's what your box does now

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Amazon has rolled out a new user interface for its 4K Fire TV set-top-box and will introduce the new design to the Fire TV Stick and first-generation Fire TV early in the new year.The new UI comes with a cleaner, fresher look that makes it more simple... >>

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

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To celebrate the one-year anniversary of its backwards compatibility programme Microsoft is giving every Xbox One owner a completely free game. What's more, you don't need to be an Xbox Live Gold member to download it, you just need to make sure you... >>