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Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more
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Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more

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When it was originally launched, Sky Q was pitched as the company's flagship TV offering, delivering a number of new features above and beyond what is available with the standard Sky HD package.Now it is the only offering available to new customers, with... >>

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: A touch of brilliance or totally brainless?
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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: A touch of brilliance or totally brainless?

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Apple has revamped its MacBook Pro range, delivering a laptop that is thinner, lighter and more powerful than before.Rather than just roll out the typical annual revamp of new and improved internal specs, the company has added a new feature to its top-spec... >>

Apple iPhone 6S review: A year on, it's still a great phone
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Apple iPhone 6S review: A year on, it's still a great phone

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Things change quickly in the smartphone world and what was once a company's flagship, becomes supposedly second best as it makes way for the latest and greatest. With the Apple iPhone 7 now on the shelves, what of the iPhone 6S? Is the 2015 flagship... >>

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer review: Is it all just hot air?

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer review: Is it all just hot air?

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A hair dryer is just a hairdryer isn't it? Not when it's a Dyson Supersonic hair dryer it's not. Well, that's the claim. We've been using with the new hair dryer to see whether it really is worth its £300 asking price.Dyson Supersonic hair dryer review: An... >>

Gator Watch review: Parental peace of mind
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Gator Watch review: Parental peace of mind

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When do you buy your kids a mobile phone? Age 15, 12, eight? With such hectic lives, perhaps separate lives, being able to keep in touch with your kids on the way home, when at a friend's house, or your ex-partners house, is becoming more the norm.Buying... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) preview: Air apparent

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) preview: Air apparent

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Apple has released a new entry-level MacBook Pro that is likely to woo MacBook Air users looking to upgrade without pushing the budget too hard.In a slightly confusing move, Apple has launched various different models in its new MacBook Pro family. If... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) with Touch Bar: Thinner, brighter, faster, and very touchy feely

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) with Touch Bar: Thinner, brighter, faster, and very touchy feely

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Apple has revamped its MacBook Pro range delivering a device that is thinner, lighter and more powerful, and we were at the Apple Event at the company's headquarters to check it out ahead of it going on sale in November.Rather than just roll out the usual... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Portrait tips and tricks

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Portrait tips and tricks

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Apple has launched a new camera mode in beta for the iPhone 7 Plus, with the release of iOS 10.1.Called Portrait, it takes advantage of the two cameras on the back of the camera to give you a DSLR-like effect to your pictures. We've been using the feature... >>

Alpha 1S robot review: The dancing robot that offers lots more

Alpha 1S robot review: The dancing robot that offers lots more

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Alpha 1S is the latest robot to enter the Pocket-lint office and it's one that hopes to win our hearts with its dancing prowess.But is this an expensive toy for execs or something you can use to not only entertain the kids, but also educate them as well?... >>

Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones review: Bass solo
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Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones review: Bass solo

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Beats has been pretty quiet of late, but with the launch of the new iPhone 7 and iOS 10 the company has released four new headphones - including an update to its popular Solo range. The Solo 3 headphones come with Apple's new W1 chip inside, promising... >>

An amazing look inside the new Apple Regent Street store: Trees, marble and staff galore

An amazing look inside the new Apple Regent Street store: Trees, marble and staff galore

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It's not every day you get ponder life while sat under a tree in a shop on the busiest retail street in London. But that's exactly what we've been doing.We sat under a tree on a comfy cushion inside Apple's new flagship store on Regent Street and we have... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone

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It's September and that means new iPhones. In particular, a refresh of the larger-scale model in the iPhone 7 Plus. The 2016 version of the almost ubiquitous 5.5-inch smartphone from Apple looks much likes its 6S Plus predecessor, except there's a new... >>

Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster?
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Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster?

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With no headphone socket on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you've either got to go Lightning connector or Bluetooth wireless. And the company is hoping you'll opt for the latter and buy into its wireless in-ear AirPods. If you've got wired headphones... >>

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again
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Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again

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"It is the best iPhone yet", proclaimed Tim Cook on the stage at Apple's Special Event in San Francisco at the beginning of the September.He would be right, the iPhone 7 is, but it is not the leap of technological advancement that many of the fanboys... >>

Apple iOS 10 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

Apple iOS 10 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

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Apple has released the final GM version of iOS 10 to Public Beta users and set a date for the full public release on the 13 September. It is the latest update from the company and the first major one since the launch of iOS 9 in 2015. Apple has packaged... >>

Amazon Echo Dot refreshed with new tricks and colours

Amazon Echo Dot refreshed with new tricks and colours

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Amazon has announced a new version of its popular Amazon Echo Dot device that works within the Amazon Alexa eco-system. The Echo Dot, which had previously been on sale in the US, has now come to the UK, getting a full revamp and refresh at the same time.... >>

Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first
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Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first

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As the Apple Watch continues to polarise opinion, Apple has released a new version of the smartwatch which hopes to address many of the concerns of the first outing. It's called the Apple Watch Series 2. The new watch features a much greater focus on... >>

Apple iOS 10 review: Bringing more complexity and features to your iPhone and iPad
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Apple iOS 10 review: Bringing more complexity and features to your iPhone and iPad

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The latest iPhone operating system update, Apple's iOS 10, is almost here. And it's full of promise that will change the way you use your iPhone or iPad. We've been living with iOS 10 on both iPhone and iPad during the public beta phase and, briefly,... >>

Apple Watch Nike+ preview: It's time to start running

Apple Watch Nike+ preview: It's time to start running

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Apple has announced a new version of the Apple Watch at its Special Event in San Francisco on Wednesday. The new Apple Watch will stay virtually identical in design, but have a big overhaul in terms of specs such as a faster processor, brighter screen,... >>

Ceramic Apple Watch Edition in pictures

Ceramic Apple Watch Edition in pictures

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Apple has retired the 2015 Apple Watch Edition - that's the super expensive gold one - and replaced it with a white ceramic version instead to sit at the top of the Apple Watch pile. The new Apple Watch Edition (Series 2) is available in two different... >>

Apple iPhone 7: Seven things to expect

Apple iPhone 7: Seven things to expect

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The Apple iPhone 7 is expected to be announced at the company's event on 7 September in San Francisco. With so many rumours floating around as to what the iPhone 7 will or won't have, we have rounded up seven features that have been consistently speculated... >>

Insta360 Nano review: The 360-degree camera for iPhone
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Insta360 Nano review: The 360-degree camera for iPhone

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If you use Facebook, you'll have slowly noticed a number of "360" videos appearing in your timeline - videos that encompass a full 360-degree view and put you in control of the playback navigation. There are a number of ways to capture 360 videos and... >>

Best of IFA 2016: The hottest gadgets to get excited about

Best of IFA 2016: The hottest gadgets to get excited about

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IFA in Berlin is Europe's largest consumer electronics trade show and the launch bed for many a gadget, whether that's the latest in smarthome advancements, new smartphones, TVs, laptops or other exciting gizmos. But with so many products being announced... >>

Insta360 Air 360 camera brings wraparound video to Android phones

Insta360 Air 360 camera brings wraparound video to Android phones

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The company behind the Insta360 range of 360-degree cameras for iPhone has announced a dedicated Android version at IFA in Berlin, Germany. Following on from the already available Insta360 nano for the iPhone, the company will offer the new camera specifically... >>

Wire-free HTC Vive in the works

Wire-free HTC Vive in the works

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Future versions of the HTC Vive could be completely wireless following moves by HTC, Valve and little known VR development tool Quark VR.According to Quark VR, the company has been working away to create a prototype that it hopes to share by the end of... >>