TV buying guide: The brands we love…and the ones to avoid

For this conclusion to our three-part guide to buying a television in today’s increasingly complicated marketplace, we’re exploring the differences between the TV world’s main brands (check out part one and part two if you want the full story).  In this part we’ll be drawing on what we know about …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date, news and rumors

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the biggest comeback story in phones following all of the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 battery failures last autumn. It’s fascinating: The Note 7 will go down in smartphone history for all the wrong reasons, yet when it wasn’t causing property damage or injuries, it …

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The best free alternative to Microsoft Word 2017

The best free alternatives to Microsoft Word Everyone needs a great word processor, and Microsoft Word is one of the best thanks to its wide format support, integration with other Office apps, and huge range of high-quality templates. However, that power and convenience doesn’t come cheap – even with Microsoft’s …

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The best free torrent client 2017

Fast, secure downloads Torrents are a brilliant way to download large files like movies, games, and TV shows. They turn your computer into part of a swarm where data is shared as it’s downloaded, so while you’re downloading something from other people you’re also helping others download the bits you’ve …

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The movie business is in denial

Hollywood has been facing stagnating ticket sales, intense competition from streaming services, and an IP-focused studio tentpole monoculture for years. None paint a particularly rosy picture for the future, so perhaps it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that one sentiment stood out above all others at this past week’s CinemaCon: …

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SoundCloud adds Chromecast support on iOS

It’s pretty surprising that SoundCloud for iPhone and iPad didn’t work with Google’s Chromecast before today, but here we are. The app’s Android version has supported the feature since 2015, but SoundCloud has gotten around to adding Chromecast integration on the iOS side with today’s free update now in the …

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