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BB-8: The Star Wars Droid from Force Awakens comes to life (hands-on)

BB-8: The Star Wars Droid from Force Awakens comes to life (hands-on)

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It is likely to be the must-have Star Wars toy this Christmas. Likely to even overshadow R2-D2 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, BB-8 is a spherical Droid that stole the thunder when he was first spotted in the original online teaser video. And now he... >>

Star Wars Force Friday: These are the toys you're looking for...

Star Wars Force Friday: These are the toys you're looking for...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming, we all know that, but how else are we to get excited about the movie coming out on the 18 December if not by a number of toys and accessories hitting the shops now. We've picked the best Star Wars toys either you... >>

Could the new Apple TV interface look like this?

Could the new Apple TV interface look like this?

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With all the rumours currently pointing towards an Apple TV refresh at the company's 9 September launch event, one enterprising graphics designer has decided to give his take on what the new interface should look like. A cross between the current Apple... >>

Want to play your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? Asus VivoStick might be the answer

Want to play your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? Asus VivoStick might be the answer

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Fancy playing your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? That's now possible thanks to Asus who has just announced a new Windows 10 PC on a stick at IFA in Germany. The new Asus VivoStick is the company's answer to Intel's Compute Stick and is basically... >>

Acer Jade Primo Windows 10 phone turns into a PC when you attach a keyboard

Acer Jade Primo Windows 10 phone turns into a PC when you attach a keyboard

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Acer has showcased a new smartphone at IFA in Germany that will turn into a PC when you connect the accompanying keyboard that comes in the box. The new "PC Phone" will be called the Jade Primo, and will use the new Microsoft Continuum feature in Microsoft's... >>

Intel Skylake processors explained: Why they'll make your next PC or tablet faster

Intel Skylake processors explained: Why they'll make your next PC or tablet faster

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Intel has announced a new range of processors at European technology trade show IFA in German. Dubbed Skylake, the new Intel Core processors, which will include a line aimed at mobile 2-in-1 devices promise to be the company's "best ever" and allow manufacturers... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: White water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Pocket-lint Extreme: White water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

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"Listen up, or you'll get hurt." Those might not have been the exact words from Rich our raft instructor at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, as team Pocket-lint huddled around him, but it is the main gist of what he had been saying over the last 20... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: Mountain biking

Pocket-lint Extreme: Mountain biking

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What's happening around you right now? Turn around and you'll be able to quickly see, however the same might not be the case when you are bombing through the forest on your mountain bike. On a recent trip to Bracknell Forest's MTB trail we used the Kodak... >>

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum tablet review: Learning for youngsters
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LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum tablet review: Learning for youngsters

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LeapFrog has unveiled a new version of its LeapPad tablet, the LeapPad Platinum, a 7-inch tough-ish tablet designed for kids ages between 3-9 years old . As well as being the company's best yet, it also contains the wizardry that will thrill young'uns... >>

Google restructures, becomes Alphabet

Google restructures, becomes Alphabet

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Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have announced that they have restructured Google so it is now a division of a bigger company called Alphabet. The new parent company, run by Page and Brin, allows the new venture to create a number of companies... >>

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

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Ofcom has reported that around three per cent of UK households claim to own a smartwatch. The number, which has been detailed in Ofcom's 2015 Communications Market Report, on the surface shows that people in the UK have embraced the "quantified self"... >>

Now TV Box (2015) vs Now TV Box vs Roku 2: What's the difference?

Now TV Box (2015) vs Now TV Box vs Roku 2: What's the difference?

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Sky's Now TV box has had an update bringing with it a number of new features, but should you upgrade from the original, should you just bite the bullet on the extra costs and go for the Roku 2, or should you just stick with what you've got already? We've... >>

New Now TV Box (2015) arrives, we get watching the latest movies, TV and sport

New Now TV Box (2015) arrives, we get watching the latest movies, TV and sport

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Sky’s new Now TV box arrives in the UK on the 6 August and boasts a number of updates over the original box launched a couple of years ago. The new Now TV box (2015) will now feature an Ethernet port to support a wired connection, as well as, a processor... >>

UK band, Foals, goes 360 with new Virtual Reality music video

UK band, Foals, goes 360 with new Virtual Reality music video

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Just as OK Go likes to push the boundaries of what a music video is, English indie rock band, Foals, has launched a 360 spherical video to accompany their new track “Mountain At My Gates”. Rather than use a dedicated 360 camera, like the Kodak PixPro... >>

Windows 1.0 to Windows 10: See how the interface has changed over the last 30 years

Windows 1.0 to Windows 10: See how the interface has changed over the last 30 years

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In November 1985 Microsoft released Windows 1.0 and the start of a long line of Windows operating systems begun. Originally called Windows Premiere Edition.1, the 16-bit graphical operating for the PC launched a new era of computing at the time and has... >>

Fugoo review: A Bluetooth speaker delicacy available in three distinct flavours
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Fugoo review: A Bluetooth speaker delicacy available in three distinct flavours

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Standing out in the overcrowded Bluetooth speaker market is tough. But it's being not only tough but also adaptable, as is the case of the Fugoo speaker, which marks its point of difference. Three jacket options - Style, Sport and Tough - are available,... >>

Downloaded Windows 10? Make sure you do these five things first

Downloaded Windows 10? Make sure you do these five things first

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You've downloaded Windows 10. Now what? The new Microsoft operating system brings in a number of changes over Windows 7 and Windows 8 as you've probably gathered.  There are a couple of good housekeeping tips and tricks that will really supercharge your... >>

Moto G (2015): Refresh of the budget handset with a bright new look

Moto G (2015): Refresh of the budget handset with a bright new look

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Motorola has updated its Moto G smartphone with a new model for 2015. The new Moto G will sport a 5-inch display, be waterproof, promise an all-day battery, and comes with a 13 megapixel camera. Refreshed alongside two new variants of the Moto X, the... >>

Windows 10 Xbox One streaming: What you can and can't do

Windows 10 Xbox One streaming: What you can and can't do

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You can now stream from your Xbox One straight to a Windows 10 PC as long as you are on the same network. The technology, which is similar to the PlayStation 4's ability to stream games to devices such as the PS Vita, PS Vita TV and Sony Xperia phones... >>

Lara Croft, Cortana and other girl game stars reimagined as average-sized American women

Lara Croft, Cortana and other girl game stars reimagined as average-sized American women

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We all know how girls are stereotypically represented in video games: bikini clad and wafer thin. While campaign groups can’t change that image overnight, US website Bulimia.com is trying to show us what our female gaming characters would look like... >>

Best iPhone 7 concepts: Is this what the iPhone 7 will look like?

Best iPhone 7 concepts: Is this what the iPhone 7 will look like?

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The Apple iPhone 6S is expected to arrive in September, as has seemingly always been the case with Apple smartphones. As this is a so called "S year", the next phone is likely to look identical to the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. That's not very... >>

Amazing video makes an old woman young again in seconds

Amazing video makes an old woman young again in seconds

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Just how old is the women in the photo above? 30 years old, maybe 40 years, old? The reality is that the actress is more like 60. Digital compositor artist Rousselos Aravantinos has created a 30-second clip that demonstrates what age reduction looks like... >>

iOS 8.4 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

iOS 8.4 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

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Apple has released iOS 8.4, it's biggest update yet to iOS 8 that was first launched alongside the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014. The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features (like Apple Music), tips and tricks. We've worked our way... >>

Asus Dashcam hands-on: Recording your journey on the go

Asus Dashcam hands-on: Recording your journey on the go

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Dashcams are pretty much standard in Russia, but the dashboard camera is slowly making its way to the UK too, and one of the companies that is letting you record your journeys on the road, is Asus. We took the company's latest dashcam offering out for... >>

Sonos Play:1 Tone: Minimalist and refined, but will you notice the difference?

Sonos Play:1 Tone: Minimalist and refined, but will you notice the difference?

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Sonos has created a limited edition Play:1 speaker for those that want an even more refined experience. Although the physical design doesn’t change, the Play:1 Tone, as is it to be known, features a soft touch coating that makes you want to keep stroking... >>