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Why Amazon wants to put a video camera in your bedroom

DESPITE the clamour by tech companies to connect everyone to everything, it has been a while since I heard anyone complain about the encroaching footprint of Big Brother

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The Yubikey Neo connects to a computer and your phone

Is it worth buying a USB security key for your PC?

With convenience comes risk, especially when you’re trying to access your online accounts from multiple sources.

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VIDEO: G-SHOCK watch survives incredible trip into space to test 'world’s toughest timepiece'

A G-SHOCK watch has survived an incredible unprotected trip into space on a mission to test the world's toughest timepiece - watch the amazing video here.

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The Roku Stick has a remote with dedicated buttons for the most popular services

How to make your smart TV smarter still

OTHER than the very cheapest supermarket models, most television sets tend now to have smart apps built in. But however much you pay, you might find your model isn’t smart enough to let you watch what you want.

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LG's new V30 has a TV-quality screen

LG’s new V30 is tremendous - but here’s why you shouldn’t buy it

TODAY’S exotic phones are tomorrow’s budget models, so this month’s clutch of new releases at the top end of the market offers a tantalising glimpse at technology that will soon be universal.

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You don't need a new car to take advange of the latest technology

The cheapest ways to put the latest tech in your car

THE list of new vehicles with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay built in is growing by the month - they’re almost as common now as climate control - but you don’t need to change your car to get the benefit of the latest on-the-road technology.

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Ten fascinating facts you may not know about conkers

Autumn means conker season, and it's time to get collecting.

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The �340 Nikon D3400 is an entry-level DSLR camera

Still no substitute for a proper digital camera

SO many of us take pictures with our phones these days that it’s sometimes hard to see the point of standalone cameras costing upwards of £1,000.

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Which processors offer the best performance and value?

How to reliably spot the fastest computer

A GENERATION on from the first home computers, the language used to describe them is as bewildering as ever, and for a good reason... the manufacturers prefer it that way.

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The Motorola Z2 Play has snap-on accessories that add modular functionality

With these phone add-ons, who needs a PC?

The most powerful computer in your life probably isn’t the PC in your office. More likely it’s the phone in your pocket.

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The Nokia 3 is a budget, back-to-school choice

Are Nokia phones back in fashion, despite the ‘new’ 3310?

YOU KNEW where you were with a Nokia phone in the 1990s. It was the world’s number one brand and its handsets were better built than the rest, easier to use and generally more reliable.

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Geoff and Vicki at Wick - their final station. (Photo: All The Stations).

Train mad couple complete marathon 14-week journey to visit all of Britain's 2,563 railway stations

A train-mad couple have made history after visiting every single one of Britain's 2,563 railway stations.

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Chromebooks need far less processing power than a Windows laptop

Is a Chromebook better than a Windows laptop for the new term?

ALDI started plugging its “back to school” range this year before the holidays had even begun. I expect they wanted to clear the shelves before the Christmas range arrives, any time now.

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The tiny Evo security camera sends live video to your phone and stores it in the cloud

How to choose the right security cam for your summer hols

AUGUST is a good month for break-ins, because many of us leave our homes unoccupied while we hightail it to Tuscany or Torremolinos. But a remotely controlled security camera back home can be as good as - or better than - a house sitter.

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The OnePlus 5 is a match for the iPhone, at around half the price.

Top-end handsets for half the price of an iPhone 8

A MONTH or so from now, Apple will announce to the world its latest smartphone, the iPhone 8. For the last decade, the stage management of its launch jamborees has been characterised by a level of hysteria not seen since the Paris peace accords. But this time may be different… the world is no longer listening.

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Google Photos lets you organise and view your library on whatever device you are using

How to use Google Photos to catalogue and view every picture you’ve ever taken

FROM inauspicious beginnings just two years ago as a branch of the under-used and unliked social network, Google Plus, the company’s Photos app has grown into by far the best resource for organising, viewing and sharing every picture you’ve ever taken.

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The end of Paint?

Microsoft Paint could be killed off after three decades

Microsoft has announced plans to kill off its long-running Paint drawing tool after more than 30 years in use.
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App stores filter out malware, so you don't need a special app for the purpose

The ‘cleaning’ apps that can actually slow down your phone

Owning a computer that runs Windows has always carried a hefty maintenance commitment. You have to clean it as often as your actual windows if you want it to perform in anything like the way it did when you bought it.

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Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival

Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival

Celebrity chefs James Martin and John Torode are on the menu of top cooks who will set your tastebuds alight at the annual Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival this weekend.

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Changing the wifi password on your router makes your system more secure

How to close the security loophole that could let someone access your wifi network

YOU will recall, no doubt, the outrage when a group of hackers crippled many of the country’s NHS computer systems a couple of months ago. It led to suggestions in some quarters that the government must have ignored the warning signs.

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