Six of the best allergy gadgets for those pestered by pollen

Pestered by pollen or driven up the wall by dust mites? These great buys could make your life a whole lot easier. Miele Compact C2 Allergy EcoLine Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner SBD290, £250, Debenhams Good things come in small packages, as this petite vacuum cleaner proves. Miele boasts that this cleaner has an effective filtration system – combining a dust bag, motor protection filter, an exhaust and a High Efficiency Particulate Air (or HEPA filter) – in place to catch 99.9% of even the smallest of irritant particles settling in…

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Stressed? 9 Gadgets to Help You Relax

Some men take out their frustrations at the gym. Others use hobbies or crafts to ease tension. Some would prefer to chill with a drink, maybe smoke a little, and just lie around and watch TV. But who’s got time for all that? Thankfully, there are plenty of gadgets and gizmos that help with relaxation and stress we can use during the course of the day without missing a productive beat. 1 / 9 Best For Quick Results Active Sport Massager When time or money prevent your regular trips to…

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Samsung made an even better Galaxy S8+, but you can’t have it

In just a few weeks, Galaxy S8s will begin appearing in mailboxes, and people will be posting pictures and videos of their new phones to make all their Twitter followers and Facebook friends who don’t have one jealous. But even if you’re rocking the Galaxy S8+ with the upgraded Y50BT AKG headphones and packing a 256GB SD card, you still won’t have the best model money can buy. According to a report by ET News, Samsung will be selling a souped-up version of the Galaxy S8+ in China and Korea…

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Fitbit Alta HR review: The best fitness tracker for most people

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The best activity tracker is the one you’ll actually wear every day, otherwise there’s no point in buying one at all. Fitbit’s new $150 Alta HR is the one most people would wear not just every day, but all night—and that’s worth every penny. At a glance, the Alta HR looks identical to its predecessor, last year’s original Alta. It’s a slim bracelet with an OLED screen that wakes to show the time when you raise your wrist and responds to…

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GOG’s DRM-free Galaxy client adds features to exit beta as a legitimate Steam rival

Beta no more! Gaming desktop client GOG Galaxy is ready for prime time, and it’s adding all kinds of gamer features such as cloud saves, an in-game overlay, screenshots, and more to celebrate the milestone. Version 1.2 of GOG Galaxy is currently available to early access testers and will roll out to all users in April as it exits beta. GOG Galaxy’s most notable new addition is its cloud save feature. This allows users to save game progress to the cloud for use across multiple PCs. Even better, it works…

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Windows 10’s Creators Update may nerf a workaround to mandatory updates

Windows 10 Home users may soon lose some of their already limited ability to prevent Microsoft from forcing automatic system updates on their PCs. While there’s no official way to prevent updates in Windows 10 Home, a workaround is to mark your Wi-Fi connection as metered. The Windows Insider Preview Build 15058 released on Tuesday reduces the effectiveness of that workaround, as WinSuperSite recently spotted. In build 15058, heading to Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update reveals the following note: “We’ll automatically download and install updates, except on metered connections (where…

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Why These ‘Revolutionary’ ’80s Gadgets Totally Failed

Besides bad hair, pleated jeans, and 21 Jump Street, the ‘80s brought us a remarkable technological revolution. Nintendo changed the living room forever with the introduction of the NES in 1985. IBM, Apple, and the Commodore 64 ushered the personal PC into our lives. Even the internet breathed a few gasps of air with NFSNet and the rise of the teen hacker. But anyone who has ever funded a Kickstarter knows that with extraordinary growth in the technology sector comes extraordinary failure. Some devices were doomed to fail—either the prototypes were…

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Meizu M5s launched: Here are the features, specs and price

The rumors were right, Meizu announced a new smartphone dubbed the Meizu M5s on Wednesday. The Android phone will come in two storage variants and have been reasonably priced. A successor to the Meizu M5 that was launched in China last October, the new M5s sports an aluminium body with a 5.2-inch IPS display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. The Meizu M5s was made official at an event in Beijing, China Processor, Storage & Camera  The phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 processor, coupled with Mali-T720 GPU…

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Meizu M5s Launched: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

Meizu on Wednesday launched the M5s smartphone in China, and it will go on sale in the country from Monday, February 20. The smartphone has been launched in two variants – 16GB storage at CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 7,800) and 32GB storage at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 9,700) – and will be available in Rose Gold, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, and Star Grey colours. The Meizu M5s is the successor of the Meizu M5, and is a dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) smartphone that runs Flyme 6.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It…

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Nokia 3310 on the comeback trail, report says

NEW YORK, Feb 15 — The 2017 Mobile World Congress will introduce a new version of the classic Nokia 3310 handset, according to a new report on the phone brand’s plans. A higher end offering, the Android 7.0 powered Nokia 6, will be announced for international release at Mobile World Congress at which Nokia and its new owner, HMD Global, are presenting on February 26, 2017. It had announced the Nokia 6 for launch in China early 2017 at the beginning of the year. With its Nokia 6 at €249…

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