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E3 2015: The entire show floor in pictures

E3 2015: The entire show floor in pictures

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E3 2015 is now over, and wow - what a week. Pocket-lint attended the conference in Los Angeles and saw everything from Charles Martinet (the dude who voices many of the characters in Super Mario) to tonnes of yet-to-be-released hardware on the show floor... >>

Shopping with Apple Pay and Eddy Cue

Shopping with Apple Pay and Eddy Cue

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Apple Pay is coming to the UK in July, and while it's been available in the US for some time, Pocket-lint wanted to find out first hand what it is like to use your phone, or watch, to buy things in store rather than your cards. And so who better to show... >>

What is Twitter Project Lightning?

What is Twitter Project Lightning?

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A secret Twitter plan, dubbed Project Lightning, has just been revealed. Project Lightning, according to a BuzzFeed interview with Twitter, is going to change how the platform works. The plan is to offer a live event coverage platform, on Twitter, than... >>

Sony at E3 2015 highlights, the PS4 games coming soon: The Last Guardian, Horizon, Uncharted 4 and more

Sony at E3 2015 highlights, the PS4 games coming soon: The Last Guardian, Horizon, Uncharted 4 and more

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In the battle of the big guns at the E3 gaming expo, Sony always opts for the last word at the end of the pre-show day. That's after the world has had half a day to digest Microsoft's morning announcements and ponder what Sony's reply will be.  For 2015's... >>

What is Nest Aware?

What is Nest Aware?

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Nest has just announced a run of updates to its smarthome devices, including a new Nest Protect, a redesigned app, some new feature updates and Nest Cam, a connected home camera. Nest Cam offers a minimalist metal body, a magnetic base for easy mounting... >>

5 reasons why the summer is a good time to buy a smart thermostat

5 reasons why the summer is a good time to buy a smart thermostat

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Summer has finally arrived and even if the sun is a little temperamental when it comes to keeping its hat on, you have probably turned the heating off in your home. In fact, one of the last things you are likely to be thinking about is your heating. But... >>

Best sports and driving games of E3 2015: FIFA 16, Forza 6, Mario Tennis and more

Best sports and driving games of E3 2015: FIFA 16, Forza 6, Mario Tennis and more

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The latest genre (or genres, technically) to get our focus for an E3 2015 round-up feature is sports and driving games, which we have lumped together because most driving games are essentially motorsport titles and therefore seem a good fit. We've seen... >>

iPhone Photography Awards: The amazing winning pictures

iPhone Photography Awards: The amazing winning pictures

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The winners of the 8th annual iPhone Photography Awards have been announced and wow, are some of the shots absolutely stunning. Founded in 2007 soon after the iPhone first launched, the awards looks to reward photographers who've ditched their camera... >>

Best E3 2015 game trailers: Star Fox Zero, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Forza 6, Fallout 4 and more

Best E3 2015 game trailers: Star Fox Zero, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Forza 6, Fallout 4 and more

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Giants from the gaming industry are descending on LA this week to show off the latest efforts at video game trade show E3 as they look to tease us with what's in store over the coming year. Whether it is the blood soaked action of Doom or the stealth... >>

See inside your home anytime, anywhere with these smarthome cameras

See inside your home anytime, anywhere with these smarthome cameras

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A smarthome consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smarthome cool team – the camera. Smart cameras will not only... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) vs Amazon Kindle Voyage: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) vs Amazon Kindle Voyage: What's the difference?

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Amazon has announced an updated version of its Kindle Paperwhite ereader for 2015. The last Paperwhite released by the company was back in 2013 so improvements have been made, while keeping the price down. Since the Paperwhite of 2013 we've seen the release... >>

Best adventure and role-playing games of E3 2015: Uncharted 4, Fallout 4 and more

Best adventure and role-playing games of E3 2015: Uncharted 4, Fallout 4 and more

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It's that time of year once again, gaming fans. The E3 expo has kicked off in Los Angeles, with a bevy of top titles on offer. We've rounded up a bunch of our favourites by genre, and given the oodles of quality adventure and role-playing games on offer,... >>

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... >>

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.... >>