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Osmo review: Physical meets virtual with this clever iPad game
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Osmo review: Physical meets virtual with this clever iPad game

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Rather than being just another kids app, Osmo is best described as a technology system that bridges the physical and digital worlds by taking gameplay beyond the screen. But with such an unusual name, and concept, you may be scratching your head as to... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards: How the voting works

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards: How the voting works

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are not only the longest-running, but also one of the UK's most respected gadget awards. As we get closer to the event, we thought we would give you a quick rundown on how our awards work. There are 12 categories this year... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards judges announced

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards judges announced

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The nominations for the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are underway, but who will be the judges helping decide the best gadgets of 2015? The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards looks to reward those devices that are best-in-class from throughout the last year.... >>

Siri, turn off my lights: Philips Hue with Hue Bridge 2.0 tested

Siri, turn off my lights: Philips Hue with Hue Bridge 2.0 tested

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Philips has introduced a new bridge for the Hue lighting system that adds Apple HomeKit functionality to the experience. The move means Apple users can now simply tell their lights to do things without touching their phone, opening the app, or pressing... >>

Starbucks Mobile Order and Pay service goes live in UK

Starbucks Mobile Order and Pay service goes live in UK

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Following an initial launch in 2014, and the nationwide rollout in the US earlier this month, Starbucks has confirmed that it is bringing its Mobile Order and Pay service to the UK from the 1 October in 152 stores across London. The new service will allow... >>

Apple OS X El Capitan review: Tweaks rather than overhaul for free OS update
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Apple OS X El Capitan review: Tweaks rather than overhaul for free OS update

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It's that time of year again when Apple releases a new operating system - this year named El Capitan - bringing new features and some changes to its desktop software and your MacBook or iMac. But with Apple introducing the iPad Pro, and a strong push... >>

HTC One A9 launch event scheduled for 20 October

HTC One A9 launch event scheduled for 20 October

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It looks like HTC doesn't want LG and Huawei to steal all the limelight for being the first devices to get the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system when the phones become available at the end of October. Amongst the excitement of new Nexus phones... >>

Great Scott! Doc Brown returns in new Back To The Future short

Great Scott! Doc Brown returns in new Back To The Future short

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October 21 2015 marks the 30 anniversary of the first Back To the Future movie and the time that the Marty McFly goes to in the future in the second movie. To celebrate the fact, Universal is releasing a new Blu-ray and DVD trilogy boxset for fans keen... >>

Best 3D Touch apps for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

Best 3D Touch apps for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

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Apple's new 3D Touch technology is now available on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. The technology which is part of the display, lets users press on the screen to reveal secondary actions. The harder you press the more things you can do. With the... >>

iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6S Plus: Which iPhone should you choose?

iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6S Plus: Which iPhone should you choose?

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Apple's latest iPhones will be available from Friday, bringing with them a host of new features like 3D Touch and 4K video recording. But while the two smartphones might offer the same specs on paper, are the experiences different? And is one better... >>

iPhone 6S Plus review: Is bigger better?
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iPhone 6S Plus review: Is bigger better?

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It's September, the kids have gone back to school, Starbucks has started selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and Apple has released two new iPhones: the iPhone 6S Plus being the larger 5.5-inch screen device than the standard 4.7-inch 6S. But with this being... >>

Apple iPhone 6S review: Is 3D Touch worth the upgrade?
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Apple iPhone 6S review: Is 3D Touch worth the upgrade?

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Things change quickly in the smartphone world, with new technologies, competitors, and changing attitudes constantly keeping phone manufacturers on their toes. The latest flagship Apple device, the iPhone 6S, hopes to remain on top in the ever competitive... >>

Apple Watch review: 5 months with Apple's smartwatch
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Apple Watch review: 5 months with Apple's smartwatch

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Before it even went on sale the Apple Watch, which some affectionately call the iWatch, polarised opinion around the globe. Six months on from initial launch and it's still up against a multitude of challengers, with the number seemingly growing by the... >>

Apple WatchOS 2 explored: 10 reasons to upgrade your Apple Watch

Apple WatchOS 2 explored: 10 reasons to upgrade your Apple Watch

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Apple has released WatchOS 2, a major update to its operating system that powers the Apple Watch. The new OS, first announced in June but now available for all Apple Watch owners, brings a host of new features to the smartwatch and fixes a couple of issues... >>

Apple iOS 9 review: New and innovative, or more of the same?
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Apple iOS 9 review: New and innovative, or more of the same?

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The mobile world is changing. We are using our devices, whether that's a smartphone or a tablet, more and more and mobile-centric companies are starting to take note. So is Apple's latest version of iOS - iOS 9 - a move in the right direction, or merely... >>

We've only gone and built the Lego Mercedes-Benz AROCS 3245

We've only gone and built the Lego Mercedes-Benz AROCS 3245

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With over 2,793 pieces of Lego in the box, the replica Mercedes-Benz AROCS 3245 (£169.99) made from Lego Technics isn't a build that you should approach lightly. Even blitzing your way through the 482 pages of the instruction manual is going to take... >>

How to get Apple News in the UK

How to get Apple News in the UK

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With the launch of iOS 9, Apple released a new app called Apple News. It isn't currently available in the UK, but that doesn't stop you from accessing it if you are happy to give up your English way of speaking and typing. For those keen to get the new... >>

Apple delays watchOS 2 rollout, not coming today

Apple delays watchOS 2 rollout, not coming today

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Apple will not be releasing watchOS 2 today as planned, the company has confirmed to Pocket-lint. It cites a bug that is taking longer than expected to fix, causing a delay as to when the operating system can be made available.  "We have discovered a... >>

How to get ready for the iOS 9 update

How to get ready for the iOS 9 update

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iOS 9 is almost here, but before you hit the update button on your iPhone or iPad to bring all those shiny new features, make sure you follow these three easy steps. 1. iOS 9 update: Check your device can get it There's no point hitting that Software... >>

DJI Phantom 3 Professional review: 4K high-flier excels
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DJI Phantom 3 Professional review: 4K high-flier excels

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Drones are really starting to take off (if you'll excuse the pun) with them turning up everywhere from conceptual futuristic home delivery services to TV news. So whether it's using them for fun, or for profesionally capture - and they've been used to... >>

Apple Watch Hermes: First fashion partnership creates unique offering (pictures)

Apple Watch Hermes: First fashion partnership creates unique offering (pictures)

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Apple has teamed up with Hermes to create the Apple Watch Hermes for those that want something a little more fashion focused on their wrist. The new variant of the Apple Watch Hermès starts at £1,000 for the 38 mm stainless steel case with the Single... >>

Sphero BB-8 review: The Star Wars Droid from Force Awakens comes to life
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Sphero BB-8 review: The Star Wars Droid from Force Awakens comes to life

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Sphero BB-8 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 movie's original online teaser... >>

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... >>