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How fast is the next generation of broadband and how much will it cost?

Almost all TV programmes today are shot in high definition and movies in higher quality still. Even old ones are often being remastered in 4K, to get the best from the current generation of screens.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phones have been offered at savings of �90

Are grey imports really worth the risk?

Most of us are aware of the perils of buying apparently genuine electronics from non-official suppliers. Purchasing on some websites can be scarcely more reliable than picking up goods off the back of a lorry from someone you met in the pub.

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With a second monitor like this one by BenQ, you can double your desktop

How to empty your loft and double your desktop

IT is almost exactly 30 years since I bought my first desktop PC, and the detritus scattered in my loft bears witness to three decades of technical advances.

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Beat the heat in bed this summer

With the UK currently in the middle of a heatwave, more often than not this means warm, muggy weather resulting in an uncomfortable night’s sleep.
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PCs accommodate memory chips like these in pairs

How to extend the life by your PC by two years for £20

The quickest and cheapest way to revive a flagging desktop PC is to increase its memory – yet even in this day and age, finding the right sort to use involves taking a crash course in computer jargon.

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This Lenovo tablet has a built-in projector

Do tablets have a future, and which ones are worth buying?

It is just eight years since the late Steve Jobs, the boss of Apple, unveiled the internet tablet that he said would see off netbooks once and for all.

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AMD's Ryzen range of processors are the best value for a DIY PC

How to build your own PC for under £300

There is only a narrow window in life in which it is possible to teach computer skills to one’s children or grandchildren, before they begin teaching you.

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Thackray Medical Museum are searching for a LEGO Build Co-ordinator to manage a build project (Photo: Shutterstock)

How you can get paid £11.50 per hour for building LEGO® in Leeds

If you’re passionate about all things LEGO and have a creative flair, then the perfect role in Leeds has just become available.

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Parking apps are a Godsend, especially in an unfamiliar location

Best apps to find and book a car park

IT was the comedian Victor Borge who noticed that aeroplanes and cars had been designed the wrong way around. How much easier it would be, he said, if you could take a flight to the airport and then drive between cities.

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The Oppo A71 is an unfamiliar brand with a compelling price

Oppo and Cubot are big in China and India – budget buyers here take note

Paying a premium for a brand you recognise is a sensible policy with many consumer electronics; there is a world of difference between a top-end Sony TV and one produced to a price for a supermarket’s shelves by a no-name factory in Eastern Europe.

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The Oppo A71 is an unfamiliar brand with a compelling price

Best value phones with names you’ve never heard of

Paying a premium for a brand you recognise is a sensible policy with many consumer electronics; there is a world of difference between a top-end Sony TV and one produced to a price for a supermarket’s shelves by a no-name factory in eastern Europe.

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If you are collecting Panini stickers, this is the event for you.

Panini World Cup sticker swap shop to be held in Doncaster this weekend

If you are collecting Panini World Cup stickers, there's an an event in Doncaster this weekend that could be right up your street.

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Yorkshire has a wide array of idyllic lake and scenic ponds, making it a great destination to do a spot of fishing

From carp to bream: 8 of the best places to go fishing in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has a wide array of idyllic lake and scenic ponds, making it a great destination to do a spot of fishing.

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We live and breathe horses and love nothing more than sharing advice with our customers who we know share our passion.

Horse firm goes green to reduce impact on the planet

Equestrian supplier Ride-away is putting nature first with a string of eco-friendly ‘green’ measures at its new supersize warehouse.

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You can automate phones like this Samsung to turn on Bluetooth when you get in your car

How to automate your Android phone

The most-asked question about mobile phones has not changed for a decade, and it is this: which is better – Apple or Android?

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Yorkshire is known for its wild moors and scenic woodlands, many of which people explore through various cycling routes and cycling destinations

10 of the best cycling routes, trails and destinations in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is known for its wild moors and scenic woodlands, many of which people explore through various cycling routes, trails and cycling destinations.

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8 of the best horse riding tours, experiences and holidays in Yorkshire

8 of the best horse riding tours, experiences and holidays in Yorkshire

Yorkshire offers some of the best natural scenery around the UK, including woodlands, the coast, moorlands and quaint villages, thus making it a great place to go horse riding.

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AV receivers like this one by Yamaha can be had for less than �200

How to upgrade your TV sound without buying new speakers

Converting your living room into an Odeon sounds like a good idea until you start moving the furniture and taking up the carpet to accommodate the several hundred pounds worth of equipment you’ve just bought. The brochure didn’t mention that’s what would be involved.

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Days Out: Flamingo Land, Malton

Days Out: Flamingo Land, Malton

There aren’t too many places that can lay claim to being home to some stunning animals and thrill rides.

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Yorkshire has a wide array of centres, natural coastlines and scenic terrain where you can embrace your inner adrenaline junkie and try something new

From kitesurfing to bungee jumping: 9 extreme activities you can do in Yorkshire

Extreme activities can range from canyoning to slacklining to zip-wiring and the UK's varying geographical locations allow for a multitude of adrenaline-fuelled sports to be embraced.

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