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New Roku Streaming stick: Performance boost and new private listening mode via app

New Roku Streaming stick: Performance boost and new private listening mode via app

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Roku has overhauled its small streaming stick in the US as the company looks to deliver more power to users keen to make their TVs smart. The new stick will get a whopping eight-fold processing power boost, private listening through the Roku mobile app,... >>

Get money off a Lumsing battery pack that can charge your iPhone up to 7 times on a single charge

Get money off a Lumsing battery pack that can charge your iPhone up to 7 times on a single charge

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We've all been there. Gone to make that important phone call only to find out your phone's battery has died. Not me you cry, you've got a battery charger, but wait you've forgot to charge that too. Doh.   But what if that portable battery had enough... >>

HP Envy laptops updated with 4k, thinner design, and more

HP Envy laptops updated with 4k, thinner design, and more

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HP has updated its Envy line of laptops bringing in a thinner design, the promise of longer battery life, and 4k display options for those that need high-definition on the go. The new line will consist of three models; two 15.6-inch versions, and a whopping... >>

New HP Spectre 13.3 laptop is thin, AAA battery thin

New HP Spectre 13.3 laptop is thin, AAA battery thin

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HP has revealed a new HP Spectre 13.3, that the company is claiming is the world's thinnest laptop measuring just 10.4mm thick. Launched at the New York Times International Luxury Conference in Versailles, the laptop will feature a CNC machined aluminum... >>

Ikea VR Experience lets you try out that new kitchen before you buy

Ikea VR Experience lets you try out that new kitchen before you buy

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Ikea has launched a new VR experience for the HTC Vive allowing you to walk around your new kitchen "virtually" before you buy it. The new app, which is a pilot available until the end of August on Steam, will allow you to step into the company's extensive... >>

Barclays finally supports Apple Pay in the UK

Barclays finally supports Apple Pay in the UK

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Almost nine months after the launch of Apple Pay, Barclays and Barclaycard have confirmed that its customers will be able to use Apple Pay from today. The new service, which goes live in the UK straightaway, will give millions more UK consumers the... >>

Microsoft HoloLens preview: An augmented vision that's still very much in the future

Microsoft HoloLens preview: An augmented vision that's still very much in the future

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Microsoft HoloLens is the company's stab at delivering what it believes is the next big thing. Rather than go down the virtual reality route favoured by Oculus, HTC, Samsung, Google and others, Microsoft believes augmenting our reality is the future.... >>

Microsoft bots want to empower our digital future, and order you pizza

Microsoft bots want to empower our digital future, and order you pizza

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Microsoft believes that intelligent bots and personal digital assistants will allow us to do more things in the future and is looking to integrate them at the core of Microsoft's services going forward.  "It is not man vs machine, it is man with machine,"... >>

Free Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer

Free Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer

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Microsoft has announced it will release an "Anniversary Update" this summer, bringing new features to Windows 10 just 8 months after it released. Boasting over 270 millions users and using over 500 different device designs, Windows 10 is getting a number... >>

Build 2016: Watch the Microsoft keynote right here

Build 2016: Watch the Microsoft keynote right here

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Microsoft Build is the company's software developer conference that is held every year and gives developers and consumers a chance to see what Microsoft is planning for the future. Apple has WWDC in June, Google has Google I/O in May, and Microsoft has... >>

iOS 9.3 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

iOS 9.3 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

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Apple has released iOS 9.3 to the public after months of beta testing. It is the third major update to iOS 9 since its debut in September and comes on the back of the new iPhone SE and iPad Pro (9.7-inch) iPad. Apple has packaged a tonne of improvements... >>

How to get started with the new BBC micro:bit computer

How to get started with the new BBC micro:bit computer

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Announced last year, the BBC micro:bit pocket-sized computer is now being delivered to all 11 and 12-year-olds (Year 7) in the UK. The new computer, which many will see as an alternative to the Raspberry Pi, offers kids the chance to play with dedicated... >>

Apple TV gets new voice and photo features in latest update

Apple TV gets new voice and photo features in latest update

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Apple has announced a new update to its Apple TV set top box. The new update, which will be available from today will bring with it a number of new features like Folders, as well as sort some of the complaints from the initial release last year. Apple... >>

New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams F1 VR experience you can watch online

New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams F1 VR experience you can watch online

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Sky has announced that it is backing virtual reality big time with a series of VR shorts. These start with a virtual reality Formula One experience to kick off the new F1 season this weekend. The broadcaster, which was one of the first commercial backers... >>

Sky Q review: The future of multi-room television?
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Sky Q review: The future of multi-room television?

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The Sky Q service has been a number of years in the making. Now that it's here we've had it installed in the home and, over the past two weeks, we've had plenty of time living with the ecosystem. For the purpose of this review we've got the Sky Q Silver... >>

Emicro One scooter review: Keeping up with the kids?

Emicro One scooter review: Keeping up with the kids?

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As we push off once again, the motor kicks into action and zoom through the English countryside without a care in the world. We effortlessly pass a man walking his dog. The two young children who have accompanied us on this adventure are doing everything... >>

Sky Q Fluid Viewing has a flaw, but here's the fix

Sky Q Fluid Viewing has a flaw, but here's the fix

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When Sky Q was announced in 2015, the standout feature for the new TV service was that you would be able to start watching your favourite TV show or movie in one room, then pause, before resuming in another room with zero hassle.  Sky is so confident... >>

Sky Q install: Tips and tricks to get you ready for installation

Sky Q install: Tips and tricks to get you ready for installation

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Sky Q, the new top of the range TV service from Sky, is starting to be installed in homes up and down the country, but is there anything you can do to get ready for the big day ahead of the Sky engineer coming to your house? Having gone through the install... >>

Huawei teams up with Leica, could the Huawei P9 be the first to benefit?

Huawei teams up with Leica, could the Huawei P9 be the first to benefit?

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Huawei and iconic camera maker Leica have announced they are joining forces to "reinvent" smartphone photography. In a move that apes the long lasting partnership that saw Nokia and Carl Zeiss join forces to improve the camera quality on the back of Nokia... >>

OnePlus 3 release date slated for June

OnePlus 3 release date slated for June

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The OnePlus 3 is expected to launch "at the end of the second quarter" according to Carl Pei, one of the company's co-founders sporting a new design.  The comments made to Cnet en Espanol in an interview at Mobile World Congress, imply that we could... >>

New BBC Music app curates the best of the Beeb based on your music tastes

New BBC Music app curates the best of the Beeb based on your music tastes

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The BBC is continuing its push to offer more choice through various apps by launching a new dedicated BBC Music app. The free BBC Music app will, according to the Beeb, bring the best of music from across BBC TV, Radio and Online straight to the palm... >>

Sky+ customers get new Netflix-like binge watching features

Sky+ customers get new Netflix-like binge watching features

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Sky has rolled out a handful of new features for its Sky+ customers including the ability to download an entire season at the start for some TV shows, as well as automatically start the next episode of a "Box Set" when you've finished watching the previous... >>

Internet of Cows is now a thing as UK start-up creates cow tracking app

Internet of Cows is now a thing as UK start-up creates cow tracking app

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You've probably heard of the phrase Internet of Things. It refers to the idea that everything can be connected to the internet to share data. It's a huge buzz word in the gadget industry at the moment. Over the last couple of years we've seen everything... >>

Ebook reader powered by the sun will let you read forever without plugging in

Ebook reader powered by the sun will let you read forever without plugging in

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Hoping to let you read in the sun for days, ebook reader maker Bookeen has created a new case for its Cybook Ocean ebook reader that lets you keep the battery topped up via the sun. According to the company, the new cover can provide up to a days reading... >>

Get a free Gear VR with your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge

Get a free Gear VR with your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge

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Samsung has announced that customers who order a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge will get a free Gear VR headset worth £79.99. The offer which will be available to customers in both Europe and the US is designed to encourage people to order the headset... >>