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Sonos controller overhaul rolls out of beta and on to Android and iOS

Sonos controller overhaul rolls out of beta and on to Android and iOS

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Sonos has rolled out a new version of its Sonos controller for Android and iOS users bringing with it a slew of new features as well as a new design.  The new design, which Android users have been able to experience through Sonos's beta programme since... >>

Motorola Moto E photos leak ahead of Tuesday launch event

Motorola Moto E photos leak ahead of Tuesday launch event

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Multiple official looking press shots of the Motorola Moto E have turned up online ahead of an expected launch of the new smartphone on Tuesday. The images, which have appeared on Twitter and some online retailers, show the new phone will look similar... >>

Netflix UK increases monthly cost to £6.99 for new customers

Netflix UK increases monthly cost to £6.99 for new customers

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Netflix has confirmed that the price of its monthly subscription will go up for new users. In an email to subscribers, the company confirmed that the price would be going up, but as a thank you to current subscribers, not for them.  "In order to continue... >>

Hands-on: Sony PlayStation VR review: We dive into the deep with Sony's Project Morpheus

Hands-on: Sony PlayStation VR review: We dive into the deep with Sony's Project Morpheus

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When you say virtual reality to people, they usually say one of two things: if they are old enough, they talk of fond memories of watching The Lawnmower Man, otherwise they mention Oculus Rift, the plucky startup recently bought by Facebook for a cool... >>

Sony PS Vita Slim review
4.0 stars

Sony PS Vita Slim review

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With smartphone and tablet gaming becoming so dominant in the world of casual gaming is there still room for a dedicated handheld gaming console? Sony certainly thinks so with a refresh of the PlayStation Vita, now in its slimmer form factor, better known... >>

Miele Scout RX1 robotic vacuum cleaner will clean your home for hours

Miele Scout RX1 robotic vacuum cleaner will clean your home for hours

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Miele has entered the robotic vacuum cleaner market, launching its own model to take on the likes of the iRobot Roomba and the Samsung Navibot ranges. The Miele Scout RX1 offers many of the same features as its competitors, but with a two hour battery... >>

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer featuring Kevin Spacey revealed

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer featuring Kevin Spacey revealed

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What do you get it if marry Call of Duty with House of Cards? It seems the next installment of the Call of Duty games; Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.  Following the official trailer leaking online, this new trailer has been revealed, giving a 4 November... >>

Trailer for Lego Simpsons Brick Like Me episode revealed ahead of 4 May airing

Trailer for Lego Simpsons Brick Like Me episode revealed ahead of 4 May airing

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The Lego episode of the Simpsons is almost here, but now we've been given a treat from Fox and Lego in the guise of a 1 minute 51 second trailer for the show that airs this Sunday. Called Brick Like Me, the story sees Homer Simpson slowly remember his... >>

Snapchat video calls let you talk more freely to other Snapchatters

Snapchat video calls let you talk more freely to other Snapchatters

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Snapchat, the instant messaging service that is popular with teenagers, has announced that it will be offering those pesky kids, or adults, the chance to do video chat as well. In a move which sees it trying to stay ahead, with, or behind the curve depending... >>

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
3.5 stars

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... >>