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Best Smart Home Devices – Tech Advisor

The Internet of Things is upon us, and things that were never considered ‘smart’ before are beginning to connect to the internet to potentially enable a whole new way of living. Over the past few years, we’ve seen an influx of new gadgets that can help you make your home smart, from thermostats and light bulbs to kettles and door locks. We’ve rounded up our favourite smart home devices across each of the main categories of smart stuff, but in each case…

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How to use Picture in Picture in Android Oreo

Android Oreo is available now for Google Pixel and (some) Nexus phones, and it’ll be coming fairly soon to all the main Android flagships of 2016 and 2017.  One of the best new features to appear on our Pixel here at Tech Advisor is picture in picture. What is picture in picture? If you are watching a video, you can tap the home button and the video will shrink down to a small window as you return to the home…

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Nintendo Classic Mini NES: Release Date, Price, Specs, Games and Features

In 2016 Nintendo released a new version of very old games console. Here’s what you need to know about the Nintendo Classic Mini NES release date, price, specs, games and features, and head to our NES Classic review if you want to know what we thought of it. As Nintendo itself puts it: “The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console. Relive past glories, defeat the boss that you could never…

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How to Delete Your Instagram Account: Or Temporarily Disable it Instead

Retro square photos with filters aren’t for everyone, and Instagram’s ties to Facebook might give the privacy-conscious cause for concern, so you have plenty of reasons to want to leave Instagram. Here’s how to temporarily disable your Instagram account or permanently delete your Instagram account. Note: Bear in mind that Instagram doesn’t have an account deactivation feature like Facebook where you can revive your account later. Once you take the plunge, your account and everything you’ve published to it will…

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Best Android Phones 2017: Top Android Smartphone Reviews and Buying Advice

Your buying guide for the best Android phones in 2017 We’ve reviewed all the major flagship phones available at the moment but plenty more are on the way this year, so the right handset for you might be just around the corner. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium, HTC U11 and OnePlus 5 are all available now. Devices coming soon include the Nokia 8 and 9, with next year’s flagships like the Galaxy S9 already on the horizon. Android has the largest market share in the…

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Synology DS418j Review: Four-Bay NAS

Synology’s NAS boxes often get an upgraded on a two-year cycle. And, while in that time the outside changed very little, the inside of four-bay ‘j Series’ NAS has been entirely overhauled. It’s a great NAS for those that want to do more than just file serving and make use of the 80+ applications that the DS418j supports. And those that like to hang external storage off their NAS equipment should also embrace this option for the dual USB 3.0 ports.…

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HTC U11 Review: The Squeezable Flagship Phone

HTC’s new flagship phone for 2017 is a mix of well-known One range and the newer U series devices. But can this recipe keep up with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6? Here’s our in-depth review of the squeezable HTC U11. See also: Best phones for 2017. The name might seem confusing but HTC is continuing the numerical series it started with the HTC One M7 and tagging it onto the end of the more recently U range…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 News: UK Price, Release Date, New Features & Specs

Samsung has announced its Galaxy Note 8, a phone that goes big on the screen and features, but not so much on the battery. For that we’re thankful, as this is one hot new piece of tech we’d rather see stay in one piece – let’s just hope consumers are willing to forgive and forget. The rumours we’ve been telling you about for months now all turned out to be true: the Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s first flagship to feature a…

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Xiaomi Mi Note 3 News: How to Buy in UK, Release Date & Specs

In November 2016 the Mi Note 2’s launch announcement was entirely overshadowed by the revolutionary Mi Mix – something we saw again this morning as Xiaomi unveiled updates to both handsets (and a new Mi Notebook Pro) in the same launch event. The Mi Mix 2 is gorgeous, but this Mi Note 3 is well worth a look, in essence a larger version of the Mi 6 with a 5.5in screen.  When is the Mi Note 3 release date? Though the Mi Note 3…

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Lenovo IdeaPad 320S Laptop Review

The Lenovo IdeaPad 320S is an entry-level laptop that looks, from arm’s width at least, similar to ones costing £600-1000. Sub-£400 models don’t have to be dumpy or ugly anymore. Normally we struggle to recommend a laptop as low-power as the Lenovo IdeaPad 320S. However, we’ve finally reached the point where Windows 10 and a low-end Pentium processor can get along. It’s time to celebrate.  The Lenovo IdeaPad 320S is a great match for someone with a low budget and…

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