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10 gaming sequels absent from E3 2016: Red Dead Redemption 2, The Last of Us 2 and more

10 gaming sequels absent from E3 2016: Red Dead Redemption 2, The Last of Us 2 and more

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It's not that we're ungrateful. E3 has delivered a bumper crop of exciting games that we'll get to play in 2016 and beyond. It even lifted the lid on Microsoft's new 4K-capable Xbox consoles, the Slim and Project Scorpio, and set a release date for PlayStation... >>

Best RPG and adventure games of E3 2016: Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Days Gone, FFXV, Scalebound and more

Best RPG and adventure games of E3 2016: Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Days Gone, FFXV, Scalebound and more

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If it's quality games you're after you are in for a real treat. This year's E3 videogames convention is jam packed with amazing looking triple-A titles that offer conclusive proof the industry has got the hang of this new-generation console malarkey.... >>

OnePlus 3: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

OnePlus 3: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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OnePlus grabbed headlines when it launched its first smartphone in 2014 for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the OnePlus One delivered flagship specs for significantly less cash. Secondly, the Chinese company made the "flagship killer" desirable by introducing... >>

OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Moto Z: What's the difference?

OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Moto Z: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its latest "flagship killer", the OnePlus 3. The device once again packs in some powerful specs and massively undercuts its competition in terms of price, as we have come to expect from the Chinese company. How does the OnePlus 3... >>

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus X: What's the difference?

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus X: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its latest "flagship killer", the OnePlus 3. After months of rumours, the Chinese company has officially unveiled what its next device will bring to the flagship smartphone party. Here are the specs for the OnePlus 3 against... >>

How to make your kitchen smart

How to make your kitchen smart

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The kitchen is transformed by smartness, whether it's a gadget or home appliance you can control from anywhere in the world, or a kitchen scale or steak grill that's more accurate than previous versions. Some smart kitchen gadgets incorporate recipe... >>

When should I upgrade to iOS 10?

When should I upgrade to iOS 10?

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Apple has announced iOS 10 at WWDC bringing with it a multitude of new features ranging from an enhanced lock screen, to a new Home app to control your Homekit devices to even letting you delete the stock Apple apps like Stocks or Compass. READ: Apple... >>

Sony PlayStation VR game trailers: Farpoint, Batman: Arkham VR, Star Wars, and more

Sony PlayStation VR game trailers: Farpoint, Batman: Arkham VR, Star Wars, and more

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Sony has confirmed at E3 2016 in LA that it is releasing the PlayStation VR for the PS4 on 13 October 2016 and over 50 launch games alongside it built specifically for the virtual reality world. The virtual realm of PlayStation VR is going to be home... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content launching throughout 2016. There has been a buzz around virtual reality (VR) for the past few years. Some of this has come from the lengthy development of devices like... >>

PlayStation trailers from E3 2016: God of War, Days Gone, Death Stranding and more, plus PS VR

PlayStation trailers from E3 2016: God of War, Days Gone, Death Stranding and more, plus PS VR

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Sony had some serious boots to fill following Microsoft's pre-E3 conference. But fill it did, kicking things off with the latest God of War, showing a whole new side of action adventure to the well-known formula. That wasn't all, with The Last Guardian... >>

Apple iOS 10 release date and everything you need to know

Apple iOS 10 release date and everything you need to know

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Apple has released details of iOS 10 to developers at the company's yearly keynote address at WWDC. The new iOS will sport a number of new features designed to enhance your iPhone even more beyond what the company launched in iOS 9 last year. Claiming... >>

Ubisoft trailers from E3 2016: Star Trek VR, Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon, South Park, Steep and more

Ubisoft trailers from E3 2016: Star Trek VR, Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon, South Park, Steep and more

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Ubisoft revealed one of its biggest titles ahead of E3, unveiling Watch Dogs 2 in the run-up to the show. But that’s not all the publisher had to show at its conference. In a year absent of Assassin’s Creed - well, sort of, Michael Fassbender does,... >>

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

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Apple wants to streamline home automation. In other words: it wants to make it easier for smart accessories to communicate, and for you to connect and manage all the smart accessories in your home from various manufacturers (such as Philips Hue lights,... >>

What is Project Scorpio? The future of Xbox explained

What is Project Scorpio? The future of Xbox explained

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When the Xbox One S was announced at E3 2016, it was easy to get excited and look forward to some HDR gaming. The new console adds 4K support, as well as introducing HDR gaming, which all sounds very nice. However, the Xbox One S is something of an interim... >>

Apple Swift Playgrounds app: Here's how it teaches kids to code on iPad

Apple Swift Playgrounds app: Here's how it teaches kids to code on iPad

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Apple wants to get kids coding as soon as possible, so it's launching a new iPad app to do just that. The app is called Swift Playgrounds. Swift is Apple's programming language created for iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS, and Apple's Swift Playgrounds app... >>

Bethesda trailers from E3 2016: Prey, Dishonored 2, Skyrim and Quake, plus Fallout VR

Bethesda trailers from E3 2016: Prey, Dishonored 2, Skyrim and Quake, plus Fallout VR

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Bethesda had a bumper 2015 with some of the biggest games of the year. In 2016 its looking to capitalise on that success, releasing the likes of Dishonored 2 - which was unveiled at last year's E3 - before the year is out. But Dishonored 2 didn't garner... >>

EA trailers from E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, FIFA 17 and more

EA trailers from E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, FIFA 17 and more

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The EA press conference has kicked off the annual E3 gaming conference in LA, giving us a taste of a number of new games coming over the next year. The conference focused on a number of announcements, mainly sequels for Titanfall, Battlefield, Mass Effect,... >>

Apple iPhone 7 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos gallery

Apple iPhone 7 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos gallery

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Following the first reported drop in Apple revenues since 2003, this year, Apple is under pressure to perform. The iPhone 7 could finally see a drastic jump forward as the company tries to impress and pull back sales lost to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and... >>

WWDC 2016: The announcements to expect from Apple's developer conference

WWDC 2016: The announcements to expect from Apple's developer conference

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Apple has officially announced its annual conference for developers, and that means it's time to take a closer look at what we expect the company to reveal during the main keynote. Apple used WWDC 2015 to unveil iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and a new version... >>

PlayStation E3 2016 Press Conference: How to watch it and what to expect for the PS4

PlayStation E3 2016 Press Conference: How to watch it and what to expect for the PS4

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E3 2016 is just around the corner, with the main show starting on Tuesday 14 June. However, the press conferences run over the couple of days beforehand and many eyes on what the big two, Sony and Microsoft, have to say before the conference starts proper.... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Top Gear, Euro 2016 and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Top Gear, Euro 2016 and more

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You might not know this, but if you have a Freeview Play TV or set-top-box you can catch-up with the last seven days of TV shows just by scrolling back through the electronic programme guide. Shows that aired of BBC, ITV or Channel 4 are available to... >>

Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

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Motorola took to the stage at Lenovo Tech World 2016 to unveil the new Moto Z. This new super smartphone replaces the Moto X as the flagship Moto device. It's packed with flagship specs and innovation, looking to offer you something a little different,... >>

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

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Whether you like to admit it or not, communication apps are important. You might use your default SMS app to text your husband or wife about whether you should pick up more milk at the store after work. You might use Facebook Messenger chat with your... >>

What is Demand Response, and how it can save you money?

What is Demand Response, and how it can save you money?

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Everybody likes to save money, especially when it comes to bills, and being smarter with your energy could save you hundreds of dollars a year. In the US, a program called Demand Response will help ensure you're being as energy efficient as possible.... >>

Moto Mods: Everything you need to know about the Moto Z's snap-on accessories

Moto Mods: Everything you need to know about the Moto Z's snap-on accessories

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It’s clear from looking at the smartphone industry recently that there’s a growing interest in making our mobile devices more modular. LG launched the G5 with its ‘Friends’ that clip on to the bottom of the phone to add extra features, and Google’s... >>