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Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

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As drones begin to fill the skies so too do videos of their antics.If shows like You've Been Framed have taught us anything it's that seeing expensive things get destroyed is funny.So seeing pricey drones getting plucked out of the air by not-so-natural... >>

10 future technologies that won't be ready anytime soon

10 future technologies that won't be ready anytime soon

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The future, 30 years is a long time in technology, and while Back To The Future predicted many things that were right in 2015, Science Fiction and Hollywood are renowned for getting plenty wrong.There's no flying car, no hoverboards and no robot servants... >>

These Back to the Future II concept drawings give an interesting view of 2015

These Back to the Future II concept drawings give an interesting view of 2015

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The day has come and we finally get to the exact date Marty McFly and Doc Brown visited in Back to the Future II, which represented 30 years into the future at the time.There will be other BTTF-style celebrations throughout 21 October 2015, including... >>

How Back To The Future II predicted 21 October 2015: Did it get anything right?

How Back To The Future II predicted 21 October 2015: Did it get anything right?

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"Roads, where we're going we don't need roads." It might have been one of the opening quotes of Back to the Future Part II, leading into one of the best films of the 80s and a great, escapist slice of science fiction, but it was also a glimpse into what... >>

What is Siri? Apple's personal voice assistant explained

What is Siri? Apple's personal voice assistant explained

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Siri is Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant and she, or he, has been around for a few years now. The assistant first appeared on the iPhone 4S and it was described by Apple as the best thing on the iPhone during the launch presentation. Twice.It's... >>

Snow photos: Five top tips for great shots in the snow

Snow photos: Five top tips for great shots in the snow

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The UK and parts of the US is covered in snow again which many might curse as they have to trudge to work, but it can also present some fun opportunities too. So before the sun rears its head you can grab your camera and get shooting. The snow makes... >>

Apple iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the difference?

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Apple announced not one, but two new models of iPhone at its Cupertino special event and now they are about to hit the shops. But this isn't repeating the act of the iPhone 5S and 5C, this time we have the iPhone 6 (review) and the iPhone 6 Plus (review),... >>

101 Best cakes for geeks

101 Best cakes for geeks

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It's our editor Chris Hall's birthday today so to celebrate we thought we'd present him with not one cake but 101 of them. And what's better, they are all geek-based (and probably flour and eggs and that).So we've collected the finest we've seen and pieced... >>

Titanium Strong Blackout challenge: Drivers behind the laser-laden driving promo video talk the future of racing

Titanium Strong Blackout challenge: Drivers behind the laser-laden driving promo video talk the future of racing

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One month ago to the day Castrol put out the latest promo for its latest motor oil. Oil, that's boring no? Not when there's budget and a bit of imagination. The proof is in viewership as the Castrol Edge Titanium Strong Blackout video has already racked... >>

When Pocket-lint met Dr Dre

When Pocket-lint met Dr Dre

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In 2010 Pocket-lint flew to New York to interview Dr Dre and Jimmy Lovine to talk about the Beats Audio headphones launch.Although promised a long interview slot with the two founders about gadgets, tech, and the new headphones, the 3-day trip ultimately... >>

YouView tips and tricks: Getting more from your set-top box

YouView tips and tricks: Getting more from your set-top box

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Did you know that by changing a few settings within your YouView box you can make it boot up faster? What about searching to see if that movie you want to watch is on soon?We've compiled as many YouView tips and tricks that we can find, and even talked... >>

Resetting your eBay password, here's some strong password tips

Resetting your eBay password, here's some strong password tips

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With Ebay asking all of its 233 million users to reset their passwords following a data breach, the time for all of us to look at the passwords we use on the internet is highlighted once again. Although Ebay is saying that all of the data is encrypted,... >>

Monument Valley: Behind the scenes with ustwo's latest game

Monument Valley: Behind the scenes with ustwo's latest game

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Monument Valley is a new iPhone and iPad game from ustwo, the makers of Whale Trail, that sees you navigate a girl called Ida through a series of puzzles inspired by M C Escher.We visited the company's studio in Shoreditch, London, to speak with the director,... >>

Photographing Lego with an iPhone: How Andrew Whyte took these stunning pictures

Photographing Lego with an iPhone: How Andrew Whyte took these stunning pictures

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Andrew Whyte is a photographer who specialises in taking long exposure photos, but when he found that he was spending most of his time shooting for work at night, he looked for an interesting passion project to counteract the professional ones. That's... >>

Nokia Lumia Black update: Here's what your phone can do now

Nokia Lumia Black update: Here's what your phone can do now

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Nokia has announced that the Lumia Black update is continuing its global rolling out, beginning with the Lumia 925 and the Lumia 1020.This anticipated update was revealed at the launch of the Lumia 1520 and brings a whole host of updates to your Nokia... >>

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

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Sony has announced a "Compact" version of its Xperia Z1, bringing with it many of the flagship features from its bigger brother and setting a new standard in the "mini" smartphone market.But with the Moto G being the star of the smaller, more affordable,... >>

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?

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There have been a few smartphone manufacturers creating "mini" versions of their flagship handsets, and Sony is the latest to join the party, but it isn't a case of déjà vu here.Rather than take the Xperia Z1 and reduce the size and the specs, as many... >>

Five last-minute Christmas gadget tips

Five last-minute Christmas gadget tips

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Christmas Day is almost here, but there is still time to make sure your day goes perfectly - well, certainly if gadgets are involved.Screwdriver and batteriesIf you've bought the kids a menagerie of electronic toys they will all most certainly come with... >>

PS4 release date and everything you need to know

PS4 release date and everything you need to know

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The Sony PlayStation 4, or PS4 as many call it, is already out in the US and will finally be released tomorrow, 29 November in Europe. So if you are in the UK and about to get your hands on one, you might still be wondering what to expect.The months have... >>

Xbox One voice commands list: How to control your new console

Xbox One voice commands list: How to control your new console

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One of the key features of the new Xbox One is voice control. Microsoft has gone all out to give you a comprehensive range of voice commands so you can get your Xbox One working for you without lifting a finger. But where can you find that elusive list... >>

Be Inspired: How to use tech to improve your fashion sense

Be Inspired: How to use tech to improve your fashion sense

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Just because you like tech doesn't mean you have to dress like a nerd from a 1980s movie. We talk to Matt Hambly deputy editor of Esquire Weekly magazine and the Esquire Weekly iPad app to find out how we can use tech to help us improve our fashion sense.How... >>

Be Inspired: How to use tech to improve your life

Be Inspired: How to use tech to improve your life

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We could all do better spending more time making life count. We talked to Ian McDermott, a Life coach and founder of  International Teaching Seminars (ITS), to find out how we can use tech to do just that.How can someone use technology to help improve... >>

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified: The inside story of 2K’s long-awaited alien shooter

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified: The inside story of 2K’s long-awaited alien shooter

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"It sucked," Morgan Gray, creative director at 2K Marlin, tells Pocket-lint. It's not often you hear developers criticise their own game, but that's exactly what Gray has just told us about the new Bureau: XCOM Declassified.Thankfully he is talking about... >>

Interview: Sony talks PS4 price, games, and entertainment

Interview: Sony talks PS4 price, games, and entertainment

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According to many attending the annual games convention, E3, in Los Angeles, Sony had a good show. Its E3 press conference detailed much more on its next-generation console following the initial tease in February. It managed to undercut Microsoft's Xbox... >>

Google Play Music All Access vs iTunes vs Spotify vs Amazon Cloud Player vs Xbox Music vs Music Unlimited

Google Play Music All Access vs iTunes vs Spotify vs Amazon Cloud Player vs Xbox Music vs Music Unlimited

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The arrival of Google Music on UK shores has added to the tumbling pile of digital music service options for people to consider, throw in the just announce All Access setup from Google and you have a Spotify rival to boot. With so many different services... >>

BlackBerry Q10: Where can I get it?

BlackBerry Q10: Where can I get it?

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The BlackBerry Q10 is now on sale. For many, it is the BlackBerry 10 handset they have long been waiting for; the Z10 is certainly fun and brings BlackBerry up to date with the competition, but without a QWERTY keyboard it loses part of what a BlackBerry... >>

Sony Xperia ZR vs Xperia Z: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia ZR vs Xperia Z: What's the difference?

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Sony has just announced the Sony Xperia ZR, another high-end Android smartphone joining an already packed 2013 schedule. There's the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia SP and Xperia L already announced, so what does the Xperia ZR bring to the (pool) party?The big... >>

10 Top tips for better smartphone photography

10 Top tips for better smartphone photography

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The sun is out and it's time to start sharing those glorious photos from your smartphone. No matter what you've got in your pocket - Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry - you've got a very powerful package for taking photos.While  the purists... >>

BlackBerry talks tablets, Q10, and steady plans for regaining the number one spot

BlackBerry talks tablets, Q10, and steady plans for regaining the number one spot

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Rick Costanzo, VP of global sales at BlackBerry sat down with Pocket-lint to talk the future of BlackBerry, how the Q10 launch in the UK went, why one customer bought 400 BlackBerry Q10 devices in one go from Selfridges, and what Thorsten Heins, the company's... >>

Microsoft Envisioning Center: A tour of the future lab

Microsoft Envisioning Center: A tour of the future lab

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The Microsoft Envisioning Center opened earlier this year and is designed to allow Microsoft to show off a number of futuristic thoughts and ideas without really having to prove they work or tie them to any specific product group or device within the... >>

Best Android movie player apps

Best Android movie player apps

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There are lots of options when it comes to watching video on your Android phone. Nearly every manufacturer has some sort of offering unique to its take on how TV and films should be on Android to try to persuade you in its direction. On top of that there... >>

Best BlackBerry Q10 accessories

Best BlackBerry Q10 accessories

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So you've got yourself a shiny new BlackBerry Q10 and you want to accessorise it. Which is the best BlackBerry Q10 case? What about prolonging the battery life? Fear not, we've got you covered for the best accessories for your BlackBerry Q10.The BlackBerry... >>

Samsung Galaxy S4 release date and availability: Where can I get it? [updated]

Samsung Galaxy S4 release date and availability: Where can I get it? [updated]

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So, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will finally be available to buy in the UK from 26 April from the Samsung Experience Store at Westfield Stratford City, with all other major UK operators carrying it from the day after.Presently, only the 4G-ready handset will... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories

Best Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is undoubtedly going to be the pride and joy of many a trouser pocket from its official UK release date of 27 April. But keeping that phone feeling fresh and scratch-free means investing in a decent case. Thankfully, with Samsung... >>

What is Facebook Home? And how to get it on your existing Android phone

What is Facebook Home? And how to get it on your existing Android phone

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Facebook and its partners have announced the HTC First, making a U-turn on something it said it would never do: launch a Facebook phone.It won't be for everyone, but Facebook does hope to tempt you in with a clever Android user interface tweak. And should... >>

The most iconic mobile phones in history, celebrating 40 years since the first call

The most iconic mobile phones in history, celebrating 40 years since the first call

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Forty years ago today, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first call on a handheld mobile phone to his rival, Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, from a street corner in New York. "As I walked down the street while talking on the phone,... >>

Forget Xbox 720 and PS4, go next-gen in your living room now with a small form factor PC

Forget Xbox 720 and PS4, go next-gen in your living room now with a small form factor PC

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The PS4 will arrive by Christmas this year and you can bet your bottom dollar that the Xbox 720 will too. But that is a long time to wait and every trailer or confirmed title shown on YouTube makes that wait just a little bit harder.The thing is though,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories round-up

Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories round-up

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So you've bought the phone, but that's not enough, you need some accessories to keep you happy. Luckily, Samsung has thought of just about everything you might need to keep your shiny new handset safe.This means a big selection of cases and covers, as... >>

Galaxy S4 vs SGS3: What's different?

Galaxy S4 vs SGS3: What's different?

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You're sitting here, reading this, perhaps even on the SGS3, and you're wondering how the phone you love and cherish just got old. Nothing's changed in your mind of course, but the world around you has, sorry.Is it really that bad, has the announcement... >>