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Best smartwatch: the top smartwatches you can buy in 2017

The smartwatch is the ultimate smartphone accessory. It can tell the time, of course, but it can also beam important notifications straight to your wrist, and run native apps.

What's more impressive is that many of today's best models can also perform a ton of novel tricks, such as enabling you to search the internet with your voice, tracking your exercise over GPS, and letting you check-out at the grocery store without reaching for your wallet.

Oh yeah – and they look absolutely stunning to boot.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 09:32

Download of the day: Freemake Video Converter

FreeMake Video Converter

When it comes to video apps, Freemake Video Converter is a blockbuster, with more than 93 million users it’s one of the most popular video apps around. 

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 15:00

Here’s how the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be the most secure device to send payments

We're just weeks away from the Samsung Galaxy S8 reveal, but it seems we learn something new about the forthcoming flagship phone every day. 

The latest rumor points to Samsung's next big thing using facial recognition to help verify mobile payments. That's right: Your mug could soon be used to purchase your morning mocha.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 14:54

The best Xbox One deals in June 2017

There are some superb Xbox One deals and bundles around this week. Microsoft is going all out to put pressure on its rivals as the Xbox One is now the cheapest of the current generation of gaming consoles on a regular basis. We're happy to let the discounts roll in too as you can get a brand new Xbox One S with a few games for well under £220 nowadays. With prices like this, there'll be nothing left to discount come Black Friday 2017!

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 06:03

Best entry-level DSLRs 2017: What to look for and which to buy

If you've outgrown your point-and-shoot camera or are no longer satisfied with the snaps you get from your smartphone, and feel like you're ready to take your photography to the next level, then an entry-level DSLR is the most obvious choice. 

You may also want to consider a mirrorless camera as an alternative, although you won't find one with a viewfinder at the same price as a DSLR.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:15

The 5 best Windows tablets: top Windows tablets reviewed

Update: The Surface Pro 4 has been ousted by the… Surface Pro? Find out why, in lieu of a numbered title, Microsoft has devised quite possibly the biggest Surface upgrade yet at number 1 on our list!   

For a few years there, everyone and their grandparents was buying a fancy new iPad or Android slate – until one day, when we all realized in unison that these tablets were not built with productivity in mind.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 15:27

The 10 best gaming keyboards of 2017

Not everyone wants the low profile of today’s island-style keyboards. For gamers eager to take part in the imminent Steam Summer Sale, the clicks and clacks of a gaming keyboard are central to the superlative experience of playing on a roaring desktop tower.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 17:27

20 of the best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S cases

Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S are both beautiful phones that rock identical designs down to the millimeter. 

They may not be the newest iPhones on the market, but that means you can pick one up for less, while still getting premium looks and performance.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 16:07

Best cheap phones in the US for 2017

Update: There's a new winner among the best cheap phones in America and it's the newest version of an old favorite from Motorola. There are also a few new additions to the list from ZTE and Honor, as well as an honorable mention that sits just outside of the $300 threshold. Here's our top 10 list. 

The best cheap phone in the US is a complicated find in 2017, as carriers want to lock you into contracts even at budget prices. You want to pay less money, not more, right?

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 15:21

10 best Android tablets of 2017: which should you buy?

Android tablets come in all shapes and sizes, as well as many different price points. Looking at the market as a whole, it's hard to know where to start looking for the tablet that's right for you.

Thankfully, we've sorted through them all and have come up with the 10 best Android tablets that you need to know about.

Each of these entries is strong in its own right, but our list is ranked according to a combination of performance for your dollar, design, features and build quality, as well as overall value.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 13:05

The best free word processor 2017

You might be able to manage without a spreadsheet application or a tool for making slideshows, but everyone needs a good word processor. Thankfully, there’s no need to pay for this essential software – there are excellent tools available to download and use completely free.

Here we’re looking at the very best word processors that can be used offline (particularly useful for distraction-free writing), but there are also several excellent browser-based tools to consider if you'd rather do your writing online.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:36

Best third-party Apple Watch Bands and straps

Customising the look of your Apple Watch used to be a limited and expensive affair, with a small selection of expensive official bands all that was available.

But as the Apple Watch matures it's becoming increasingly possible to enhance your smartwatch in new and exciting ways through third party bands.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:56

Android Wear 2.0: everything you need to know

Google has launched Android Wear 2.0 and it comes with more than a few notable updates. Alongside the overhaul, Google and LG have released two watches to properly show off what it can do, the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 16:58

Startup lets you create a map of your favorite place and wear it as jewelry

Thanks to a new Kickstarter project, you can take your favorite place and wear it, either as a ring or as a pendant, as a stunning geometric design. It's called YOU ARE HERE, and you can back it now.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 15:06

Could Apple use AirPods for fitness tracking? New patent filing suggests yes

Tech companies are putting more effort into fitness tracking, and that's unlikely to change anytime soon. A new Apple patent has been discovered that suggests the company could one day start using AirPods for fitness tracking.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 14:50

Want a robotic knife sharpener in your kitchen? Try Knife Robot

Tired of seeing bloody fingers in the kitchen? The KnifeRobot sharpens your knives automatically without any real effort from you. You just place a knife inside the machine, and wait five minutes for your knife to sharpen.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 14:34

When is your phone getting Android 7.0 Nougat? We asked every major manufacturer

Android 7.0 Nougat is here, but most manufacturers and carriers are taking their time pushing the update. We've reached out to most device manufacturers to find out when and if your smartphone is getting it. Here's what you need to know.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 14:32

Retail leaks point to Switch versions of Telltale’s ‘Batman,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Developer Telltale Games may be plotting its Nintendo Switch debut, as a pair of European retailers claim that ports of the studio's Batman and Guardians of the Galaxy games are headed to Nintendo's newly launched console.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 14:28

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ mobile app lets you manage your gear while on the go

Mass Effect: Andromeda will be getting a mobile app. Available on both iOS and Android, Apex HQ lets you manage your multiplayer loadouts and missions while you're on the go, saving precious time for the main game.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 13:59

LG G6: Our First Take

LG's G6 is a gorgeous, glamorous glass and metal flagship phone with solid specs and high-tech cameras. We go hands-on with the device to give you our first impressions of the design, specs, and software.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 13:42

Action cameras for $70? This unit uses old Sony tech to achieve a budget price

The MGCool Explorer and Explorer IS take budget cameras to the extreme, so what's included for that $70 price point? 4K is still there -- if you don't mind using sensor technology that's already five years old.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 13:37

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon is no longer just a processor — now it’s a ‘platform’

Qualcomm wants to put a bigger emphasis on the Snapdragon SoC, and as such as announced that the Snapdragon is not longer just a processor -- now it's a platform. The 200 series will also no longer be a part of the Snapdragon family.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 13:35

Leviton introduces line of Decora Smart switches to help you set the mood

You're comfortable, you're in bed, and the last thing you want (or need) is to get up in order to turn down the lights. Luckily, Leviton says you don't have to thanks to its new "hubless" home automation system known as the Decora Smart.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 13:31

Director Gareth Edwards reflects on joining Star Wars universe in SXSW speech

The South by Southwest Film Festival keynote speech given by Rogue One director Gareth Edwards during this year's festival is now available online. He reflects on his career, as well as making a Star Wars movie.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 13:19

Bandai Namco will bring two guest characters to ‘Tekken 7’ as post-launch DLC

Tekken 7, the long-anticipated fighting game from Bandai Namco, will receive two guest characters from other franchises on top of the already confirmed Akuma of Street Fighter fame.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 12:54

Researchers use Intel’s Software Guard Extensions to conceal malware

Security researchers from the Graz University of Technology in Austria have published a paper that outlines how Intel's Software Guard Extensions could be abused to facilitate a malware attack.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 12:50

Nintendo Switch won’t be getting ‘South Park: The Fractured But Whole’

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is expected to release later this year, but it won't be coming to Nintendo Switch. A tweet from the official South Park account had fans hoping for an announcement.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 12:45

GoPro cuts another 200 jobs, but still expects to deliver the Hero6 on time

GoPro continues their restructuring plans with another 270 layoffs, but says the reduced workforce won't impact the product roadmap. The announcement also comes with a more confident estimate for stock holders.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 12:44

Trends with Benefits: Does the Yahoo data breach mean Russia knows your Final Four picks?

While all the news surrounding the breach of 500 million Yahoo accounts is about Russian hackers, we want to know if Yahoo Fantasy Sports is secure. Is your bracket safe? How about your Fantasy Football league?

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 15:40

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