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KEF and Porsche Design are releasing three new astro-themed audio designs

High-end audio manufacturer KEF and Porsche Design are bringing an extra dash of style to its already luxurious space-themed series of audio product.  Today the pair announced a new jet-black edition of the Space One Wireless and Motion One In-Ear headphones as well as the Gravity One Bluetooth speaker – dubbed simply, the Black Edition. While the Space One Wireless headphones have been out for some time, the latest edition not only sports a new visage, but will also support…

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Apple Watch Buying Guide 2018: Best Model, Size, Material and Strap

Which Apple Watch should you buy? The options were baffling enough even before the new Apple Watch 3 was unveiled, which has made things even more complicated. Here, we help you choose between Apple Watch Series 1,2, and 3, and which models, sizes, colours and straps will be best for you. The Apple Watch made a big splash when it launched in 2015, and was one of the hottest Christmas presents that year. It later saw a major software update with…

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How to reset the SMC on a Mac: A quick fix for persistent problems

If you’re experiencing severe and/or persistent problems with your Mac (it won’t turn on, for example) and the usual tricks don’t work, there are some less well-known fixes you can try, such as resetting the SMC (System Management Controller). The SMC stores settings related to power and temperature management, among other things, and if it starts to misbehave this can result in problems with both noise and performance. It’s therefore worth resetting it if more obvious solutions (such as force-quitting…

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Polar M430 Review: Accurate GPS Run Tracking Under £200

At first glance, the Polar M430 is an intimidating running watch. Particularly in the bright green hue we tested it in, it’s a world away from the coffee-shop familiarity of a Fitbit. But we have found this to be a great thing, and the M430 is a watch for those who want nothing but the best tracking and training tool for improving and recording exercise. What it loses in style, it trumps the Fitbit range in tracking, accuracy, granularity, battery…

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Samsung’s new Galaxy A6 phones arrive: Budget Galaxy S9 with focus on cameras

Video: 10 reasons why Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is the best smartphone for the enterprise. Samsung has launched the Galaxy A6 and A6 Plus, bringing its slim-bezel Infinity Display and powerful cameras to mid-range A-series phones. The new Galaxy A6 and A6 Plus are for fans of Samsung phones who don’t want to splash out on its new flagship Galaxy S9 and Note 8. Samsung has focused on the cameras in the new mid-range Galaxy phones, giving the bigger A6…

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The best SIM only deals in May 2018

So you’ve come to the end of your phone contract? You basically have two options – grab a brand new mobile phone deal on one of the latest and greatest smartphones on the market. Or keep your beloved phone of the last two years and sign up for one of the cheap SIM only deals on this page. A SIM only deal is a mobile phone plan that offers calls, texts and data in return for a monthly fee, but…

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Apple Music vs Amazon Prime Music comparison

Apple Music has been flying since it launched, and Apple claims that it has more than 35 million subscribers. Amazon Prime Music hasn’t had quite the same impact, and had a relatively low-key launch, but for anyone thinking about getting an Amazon Prime account it comes bundled in. Price You can try Apple Music free for the first three months, after which it will cost you £9.99 per month to subscribe. That’s a pretty standard price for music streaming services…

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Telstra gains access to TiVo intellectual property under licensing deal

TiVo Corporation has announced reaching a multi-year deal with Australian telecommunications carrier Telstra for the latter to gain access to its intellectual property (IP) on devices and applications. TiVo, which bills itself as a “global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights”, said the licensing agreement would help the company to continue growing in Australia. “Our long-term relationship with Telstra demonstrates how video service providers around the world enter into licence agreements with TiVo to reach consumers with more innovative…

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Samsung’s affordable, Infinity Display-toting Galaxy A8 has finally landed in Australia

Originally announced last December, Samsung’s latest upper mid-range handset, the Galaxy A8, has finally landed for sale in Australia.  Sporting a similar Super AMOLED Infinity Display (with 18:9.5 aspect ratio) as Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S9 series (albeit without the curved-glass design and a lower 1,080 x 2,220-pixel resolution), the Galaxy A8 also boasts an octa-core Exynos 7885 processor, 4GB of RAM, IP68 water and dust resistance, 32GB of onboard storage and a slot for microSD expansion.  While the Galaxy A8…

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Fedora 28: The new developers’ Linux arrives

Is Fedora Linux for everyone? No. I recommend Mint or Ubuntu for most users. But, if you’re a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or CentOS user, or an open-source programmer, it’s another story. Then, Fedora should be your first choice. The Fedora Project is Red Hat‘s community-driven open-source Linux. Fedora is also essentially RHEL’s test bed. As such, it uses cutting-edge software, such as the 4.16.3 Linux kernel. This latest version, Fedora 28, comes in three distinct editions: Fedora 28…

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