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Best shooters of E3 2015: Star Wars Battlefront, COD: Black Ops 3, Gears 4 and more

Best shooters of E3 2015: Star Wars Battlefront, COD: Black Ops 3, Gears 4 and more

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

8 smarthome gadgets to look forward to

8 smarthome gadgets to look forward to

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Home automation gadgets have really taken off in the last couple of years, with plenty of devices already available to turn your house into a smart one.  It's a hot topic at the moment with lots of companies hopping on the smarthome bandwagon and products... >>

Apple's latest store features a bank vault so you can try on the Apple Watch in private

Apple's latest store features a bank vault so you can try on the Apple Watch in private

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Apple has turned an old bank on the Upper East Side in New York City into one of the company's latest flagship stores. The new very upmarket store occupies part of a Beaux Arts building that originally housed the US Mortgage & Trust bank over 93 years... >>

Destiny's next expansion, The Taken King, due this September

Destiny's next expansion, The Taken King, due this September

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Sony is currently holding its press conference at E3 2015, where it has announced Destiny's next expansion pack. Called The Taken King, Sony said the expansion will launch on 15 September. With it, gamers will be able to complete an all-new adventure... >>

EA at E3 2015, the highlights: Star Wars Battlefront, Mass Effect Andromeda and more

EA at E3 2015, the highlights: Star Wars Battlefront, Mass Effect Andromeda and more

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Electronic Arts' press event prior to E3 2015 started with an amazing game reveal in Mass Effect 4 - titled Mass Effect Andromeda - and ended with what could well end up being the true star of this year's show, Star Wars Battlefront. However, there were... >>

Fallout 4 official release date set as 11 November 2015: Here are 7 of the game's best new features

Fallout 4 official release date set as 11 November 2015: Here are 7 of the game's best new features

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Bethesda dropped a mighty bombshell at its E3 press conference: Fallout 4 will be arriving on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 11 November this year. No waiting around until 2016 for one of the most hotly anticipated games of the new-gen. Todd Howard, game director... >>

What is Oculus Touch and how does it work with the new Oculus Rift?

What is Oculus Touch and how does it work with the new Oculus Rift?

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So, the consumer model of the Oculus Rift is coming. We know that because Oculus VR, the company that makes Rift, unveiled the new headset while at an event in San Francisco on 12 June. But during the show, it introduced something else that's new: Oculus... >>

What is YouTube Gaming and could it kill Twitch?

What is YouTube Gaming and could it kill Twitch?

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Google just unveiled something a lot like Twitch. It's called YouTube Gaming. At an event held at YouTube Space LA on 12 June, Google previewed a new initiative called YouTube Gaming. It's both a mobile app and website meant to showcase YouTube's gaming... >>

We train with the Brownlee brothers at the Human Performance Lab using the gadgets of the future

We train with the Brownlee brothers at the Human Performance Lab using the gadgets of the future

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Science in sport is now becoming more important than ever as athletes reach peak performance. But the tech developed for the pros can even help us normal folk to get fitter. We visited the GSK Human Performance Lab, while Olympic medal-winning triathletes... >>

Make your home smart and secure with these five security systems

Make your home smart and secure with these five security systems

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A smart home can be made up of all sorts of gadgets and systems from smart cameras, to smart heating and lighting. Whether you have just one smart light bulb, or ten security cameras, you've invested money in your home so you probably want to protect... >>

17 of the best astronomy photographs that are out of this world

17 of the best astronomy photographs that are out of this world

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Just how good do you think you are at taking a picture of the night sky? That's the question thousands asked themselves earlier in the year and soon we will find out whose is the best thanks to the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The competition,... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

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Over the last few years, movie and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK. As well as the big and obvious free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC... >>

25 Apple Watch accessories for pimping out your new timepiece

25 Apple Watch accessories for pimping out your new timepiece

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The Apple Watch only recently launched, so we're still in early-days territory. App developers and accessory manufacturers alike are just getting their hands on Apple Watch, and that means they're scratching their heads, trying to dream up something... >>

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

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We're entering a brave new world. A world where you're not (just) covertly alerted by the buzzing in your pocket, but overtly, visually and audibly by the device on your wrist. The shifting sands of technology bring sweeping changes in social behavior.... >>

What great watches you could buy instead of the Apple Watch?

What great watches you could buy instead of the Apple Watch?

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Apple launched the Watch as a fashion piece, a desirable objet du jour, neatly divided into easily digestible price segments.  There's the Apple Watch Sport for those at the bottom end, teasing you with plenty of strap options to dress it up and make... >>

Snapchat finally adds two-factor authentication: Here's how to log in securely

Snapchat finally adds two-factor authentication: Here's how to log in securely

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If we're being honest here, it's weird that Snapchat has only now just added two-factor authentication. The ephemeral messaging app for Android and iOS devices has updated, ushering in a brand new feature called "Login Verification". When enabled, Snapchat... >>

Apple HomeKit: 6 compatible devices coming before the end of 2015

Apple HomeKit: 6 compatible devices coming before the end of 2015

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Apple's HomeKit was first announced a year ago at Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in 2014. The idea was to simplify home automation and allow you to have wireless and electronic control of your home and lots of things in it. It has taken a while... >>

HTC One M9 vs One M9+ vs One ME vs One E9 vs One E9+: Showdown in HTC town

HTC One M9 vs One M9+ vs One ME vs One E9 vs One E9+: Showdown in HTC town

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HTC launched the One M9 as its new flagship handset. Luxury design, new components, a revised Sense experience all fused together as the handset to set 2015 alight.  But HTC's plans globally don't reflect those we see in the UK or the US, with a number... >>

iOS 9 vs iOS 8: What's different or new?

iOS 9 vs iOS 8: What's different or new?

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While kicking off its main keynote at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday, Apple focused on changes to its apps and introduced new software tricks for iPhones and iPads. It demoed fresh Siri capabilities, for instance, and even a new name... >>

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

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Apple has finally unveiled a Beats Music-infused Music app. The new and improved app is set to take on Spotify, one of the leading music streaming services available. But what makes the two apps different? And which paid service is worth your money? In... >>

WWDC 2015 announcements round-up: iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, Apple Music, more

WWDC 2015 announcements round-up: iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, Apple Music, more

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Apple took to the stage at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, announcing several software updates along with the highly-anticipated Apple Music. After a 2-hour plus keynote, we thought a round-up was probably necessary, just in case you didn’t... >>

Here are 10 features Apple OS X El Capitan will bring to your Mac

Here are 10 features Apple OS X El Capitan will bring to your Mac

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Apple has announced its next operating system, OS X El Capitan, which will be available as a free upgrade to its Mac users, just as Yosemite was last year. OS X El Capitan brings with it several new features, all of which aim to deliver a "more refined... >>

Apple Pay explained: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Pay explained: What is it and how does it work?

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Apple has announced that Apple Pay is coming to the UK in July, following the launch in the US in 2014. It's a system that's designed to change the way you shop and Apple has been leading the way in moving you from a physical wallet stuffed with cards,... >>

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

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Samsung has been creating smartwatches for years. But only now does it have stark competition from Apple's Watch, LG, Sony, Asus, and others. Can focusing on it's own operating system and adding 4G connectivity (standalone) help it lead the way? We've... >>

WWDC 2015: 9 things to expect from Apple

WWDC 2015: 9 things to expect from Apple

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Apple will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference from 8 June to 12 June in San Francisco, where it is expected to hold a keynote and make announcements that'll guide the schedule for the remainder of the week. The company used past keynotes... >>