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What is Paym and why should you care?

What is Paym and why should you care?

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Paym is the new buzzword this week in the mobile payment space, but what does it mean and why should you care? What is Paym? From the 29 April you can pay your friends and family using just their mobile number, rather than having to ask for their account... >>

Nike CEO adds confusion to FuelBand future, stumbles over Apple question

Nike CEO adds confusion to FuelBand future, stumbles over Apple question

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Confusion continues to surround Nike's stance of the future of its Nike FuelBand fitness gadget following the appearance of the company's CEO on CNBC. According to Mark Parker, the chief executive of Nike, the company is committed to the wearable sector,... >>

Iconic Nokia phones that tried to change the world

Iconic Nokia phones that tried to change the world

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Nokia is now officially part of Microsoft. Founded in the late 19th Century it started out making rubber and ended up making phones. In its heyday it was the biggest phone manufacturer in the world with the power to make and sell millions of phones a... >>

iWatch could debut at WWDC, just don't expect to buy it until September

iWatch could debut at WWDC, just don't expect to buy it until September

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The rumour is, Apple is making an iWatch, a smart watch to take on Pebble, Samsung, LG, Google and virtually every other company you can think of apart from Microsoft. The rumour of course has been floating around for some time, wheeled out by "sources... >>

Toshiba Chromebook review
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Toshiba Chromebook review

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Toshiba is the latest company to enter the Chromebook market with the aptly named Toshiba Chromebook. It's a larger device than most Chromebooks that have gone before it, offering a 13.3-inch screen in the familiar budget laptop format. Only the HP Pavilion... >>

Apple OS X beta opens to everyone, try the latest tweaks in Mavericks early

Apple OS X beta opens to everyone, try the latest tweaks in Mavericks early

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Apple, in a surprise move, has introduced a new OS X Beta Seed Program for Mac users keen to try the latest version of OS X without having to worry about becoming a developer. Up until now, users of Apple's desktop operating system have had to sign up... >>

Twitter rolls out new-look profile page, here's how to get it

Twitter rolls out new-look profile page, here's how to get it

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Twitter has rolled out it's new, Facebook-like, Twitter profile for all users around the world, letting them opt for a bigger profile picture on their Twitter homepage. The new feature, launches alongside other features like the ability to pin your favourite... >>

iPhone 7.1.1 update out, improves TouchID and keyboard

iPhone 7.1.1 update out, improves TouchID and keyboard

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Apple has released a new update for the iPhone and iPad that promises to bring further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition and fix a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness. The new update, which is available to all iPhone and iPad... >>

BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: The first flight

BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: The first flight

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British Airways has introduced the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet, promising a host of new benefits to new and frequent flyers, as well as a number of technological goodies for travellers to experience. But does travelling on a brand new aircraft... >>

The building quote app that uses Google's Project Tango to measure what you need from just a picture

The building quote app that uses Google's Project Tango to measure what you need from just a picture

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A new startup is hoping to utilise Google's new Project Tango device to help speed up getting quotes from tradesmen quoting to fix up your home. Google's Project Tango is an Android-based smartphone prototype and developer kit that comes with advanced... >>

Lightpad: The intelligent light switch that wants to control your home

Lightpad: The intelligent light switch that wants to control your home

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There are lots of companies trying to crack intelligent lighting in the home. Philips has its Hue lighting system with intelligent bulbs, while others like Belkin's WeMo system let you control everything via smart plugs. Plum, a relatively new and unheard... >>

The Kenguru electric car looks to give wheelchair users more freedom

The Kenguru electric car looks to give wheelchair users more freedom

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A new electric car designed specifically for wheelchair users is set to launch in the US later this year. Called Kenguru, the Hungarian name for Kangeroo and so called because it cuddles you like a pouch, the car will be only slightly bigger than a wheelchair... >>

Hands-on: British Airways Dreamliner in-flight entertainment system review

Hands-on: British Airways Dreamliner in-flight entertainment system review

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BA has started to roll out a new in-flight entertainment system on its fleet of planes including the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. We jumped on a flight on the newly opened Austin, Texas, route to see what the new entertainment system is like, and whether... >>

Hands-on: Furby Furblings review

Hands-on: Furby Furblings review

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Hasbro has expanded its Furby Boom range with a new line of critters, or Furblings, that acts as physical friend if you already own a Furby Boom and we've had one in the office.  The adorable and cute little fur balls are supposedly the offspring of... >>

Samsung Galaxy S5 heart rate monitor vs iPhone 5S heart rate monitor: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S5 heart rate monitor vs iPhone 5S heart rate monitor: What's the difference?

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is unique in that it features a heart rate monitor built into the device itself. It is operated by simply placing your finger over a special part of the phone and waiting a few seconds. But how does it work, and how... >>

Sonos adds Google Play Music to speakers, lets you control system from Google Play app

Sonos adds Google Play Music to speakers, lets you control system from Google Play app

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Sonos has added Google Play Music to its list of streaming services available on the multi-room speaker system. The deal will see the Google run music service available to Sonos users for the first time. And in a move that shows what could be in store... >>

New Samsung Experience' stores let you get touchy feely

New Samsung Experience' stores let you get touchy feely

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Samsung has announced the opening of nine new Samsung Experience stores across the UK allowing consumers to get closer to the Samsung products.  The stores, which open today, will allow Samsung customers to not only try the latest Samsung gadgets, but... >>

LG G Watch release date: By July and less than £180 in the UK (hands-on pictures)

LG G Watch release date: By July and less than £180 in the UK (hands-on pictures)

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LG has confirmed to Pocket-lint that its new LG G Watch, powered by Google's new Android Wear operating system, will be available before July and for less than £180 in the UK.  Showing the device at a product showcase in Weybridge, the prototype of... >>

Monument Valley review (iPad/iPhone)

Monument Valley review (iPad/iPhone)

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It's rare that you see a game for £2.49 in the App store. It's a also rare that you see a game in the Apple App store that isn't about continuous play or sucking your bank account dry with in-app purchases, ways to complete the level with little effort,... >>

Windows 8.1 Update: What's new

Windows 8.1 Update: What's new

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The Windows 8.1 Update was released on 8 April. The first update to Windows 8.1 brings a number of changes and new features to enjoy, but also get used to. Your operating system has changed after that first reboot, but what is new, what do you get, and... >>

Windows 8.1 Update available now, here's how to update your computer

Windows 8.1 Update available now, here's how to update your computer

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The Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update was released 8 April, bringing with it a host of new features for Windows 8.1 users. Better task switching and a more keyboard friendly Start Screen are just two. The update is free and available to anyone running Windows... >>

BBC iPlayer catch-up extended to 30-days from this summer

BBC iPlayer catch-up extended to 30-days from this summer

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The BBC has said that it plans to extend its catch up service from 7 days to 30 days this summer. In a statement from the Beeb, the corporation stated that the response is following requests for more time to "catch-up" with viewer's favourite shows. "People... >>

Take the Pocket-lint survey and help us build an even better site for you

Take the Pocket-lint survey and help us build an even better site for you

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It's been a while since we've done any reader surveys on Pocket-lint, so we've created one to try and give us a better understanding of who you are and what you enjoy or don't enjoy on the site.   We've streamlined the survey to just a handful of questions... >>

Windows Phone 8.1 release - when it is coming to my phone?

Windows Phone 8.1 release - when it is coming to my phone?

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Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 8.1 will be rolling out to current Windows Phone 8 users in the next couple of months. As to when you will get it exactly, will depend of course on your operator and the manufacturer who makes your phone, however... >>

Nest Learning Thermostat UK launch gets green light

Nest Learning Thermostat UK launch gets green light

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After months of waiting and even a couple of false starts, Nest is now available in the UK. The new learning thermostat, which has the ability to change and adapt your heating to how you live, has been manipulated by the company to work with the UK's... >>