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Sony PlayStation VR: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PlayStation VR: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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First announced in 2014, under the codename Project Morpheus, PlayStation VR has finally arrived, just in time to be a hit this coming Christmas and could even be the definitive device in the explosion of virtual reality.Sony's virtual reality headset... >>

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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The Sony PlayStation VR is finally available and that means you can play plenty of the games and experiences talked about over the last few months, at game shows such as E3 and Gamescom.The virtual realm of PlayStation VR (reviewed here) is going to be... >>

Best Sony PlayStation VR games you must play: Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, Batman and more

Best Sony PlayStation VR games you must play: Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, Batman and more

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Sony PlayStation VR is finally available to buy, priced £349. Those who pre-ordered should have received their shiny new headsets and you should be able to find stock in stores up and down the country.What about the games though? The headset comes... >>

Sony PlayStation VR launch line-up: Every game listed and best PSVR games revealed

Sony PlayStation VR launch line-up: Every game listed and best PSVR games revealed

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Usually, when a new gaming product launches there are only a handful of titles you can initially play. Apart from a brand new console, new platforms traditionally need to bed in properly before supporting games hit the market.Not so the Sony PlayStation... >>

Sony PlayStation VR exposed: What you get in the PSVR box and what you still need to buy

Sony PlayStation VR exposed: What you get in the PSVR box and what you still need to buy

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We've had a fair while to wait since Sony first announced the PSVR headset - originally known as Project Morpheus - but it's now finally available. The virtual reality device hit stores on Thursday 13 October and we've been playing with one in the Pocket-lint... >>

Sony PlayStation VR tips and tricks: How to solve PSVR problems and more

Sony PlayStation VR tips and tricks: How to solve PSVR problems and more

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The PSVR headset is finally upon us and we've been testing a consumer model in the last few weeks in order to bring you our in-depth Sony PlayStation VR review and features.During our play we've experienced some incredible games but also encountered... >>

Best Game 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Game 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of the November, celebrating the nominations across the various categories from smartphones and tablets to games and fitness trackers.There are 14 categories in total for 2016, with a couple... >>

Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset: What's the story so far?

Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset: What's the story so far?

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During the third-annual Oculus Connect keynote, Facebook-owned Oculus VR announced something nobody expected: a standalone Rift headset.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the virtual-reality headset and revealed its codename, Santa Cruz. Here's everything... >>

What is Roku and which player is best for you?

What is Roku and which player is best for you?

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Roku develops and manufacturers various media streamers, all targeted at different markets and intended for different uses. Every Roku player runs on the Roku OS, which is a heavily modified version of Linux. Roku OS is an open platform, so any video... >>

Google Chromecast Ultra vs Roku Premiere+: What's the difference?

Google Chromecast Ultra vs Roku Premiere+: What's the difference?

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The Google Chromecast Ultra was recently announced and is set to be available to buy from November. With 4K streaming and HDR picture quality it's going to be a good alternative to the Roku Premiere+.To help you decide which one is the best choice for... >>

Facebook Workplace: How does it work, what does it cost, and when can you use it?

Facebook Workplace: How does it work, what does it cost, and when can you use it?

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Facebook has officially launched its Slack competitor: Facebook Workplace.This offering is part social network, part messenger, and part productivity tool for teams. Your Workplace account is only visible to people in your team/company and is separate... >>

Facebook Events is an app now: Here's how it works

Facebook Events is an app now: Here's how it works

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More than 100 million people use Facebook's Events feature to share hundreds of millions of events.That's a lot of events - and so, naturally, Facebook thinks the feature deserves its own app. On 7 October, Facebook introduced a new app called Events... >>

The weird and wonderful tech of CEATEC 2016: Here are the crazy gadgets you'll be using in future

The weird and wonderful tech of CEATEC 2016: Here are the crazy gadgets you'll be using in future

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Japan’s top tech show, CEATEC, was held this week in Chiba, just outside Tokyo. And although it has always been traditionally known as a consumer electronics event, this year the show’s organisers took a sharp turn and focused on IoT instead.The result... >>

What is Prisma and how does it turn your pics and vids into artwork?

What is Prisma and how does it turn your pics and vids into artwork?

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Forget about Instagram. A new app is all the rage right now, mostly because it's loaded with some amazing, artsy filters.These aren't regular, old filters. They won't add a nice glow to your skin in perfectly-setup selfies, nor will they make the backgrounds... >>

Oculus Connect 3: What was announced and where to watch the keynote again

Oculus Connect 3: What was announced and where to watch the keynote again

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Oculus VR's annual developers conference kicked off this week, and a main keynote address by notable Oculus figureheads, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, revealed multiple plans and tech for the company going forward.So here's everything you need... >>

Six reasons to have the Probox2 Air Android TV box in your home

Six reasons to have the Probox2 Air Android TV box in your home

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When it comes to home entertainment, especially the new wave of 4K-enabled products, it gets pretty expensive to kit out your home with equipment. And if you’re in a home with multiple screens, it’s even more so.The Probox2 is the latest Android-based... >>

What is Westworld, when is it on TV and can you watch for free?

What is Westworld, when is it on TV and can you watch for free?

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It was mid-2014 when HBO announced that it would make a small screen adaptation of Westworld and although we've had a lengthy wait it's finally here.Most will fondly remember Michael Crichton's original film from the early 70s, with a robotic Yul Brynner... >>

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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It didn't take long for a tech company to copy Amazon Echo.Amazon's voice-activated speaker is a critical success, and so it wasn't too surprising when Google introduced at Google I/O in May that it developed its own speaker called Google Home. Then,... >>

Google Pixel launch: What happened and can I watch it again?

Google Pixel launch: What happened and can I watch it again?

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Google's "Made by Google" event received a lot of hype and anticipation as it promised more than just a new product launch.It was in fact Google's chance to rebrand and reposition itself a serious contender in the consumer electronics space and to show... >>

Google Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know

Google Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know

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Google's Chromecast is going 4K. It's been a year since Google updated Chromecast by releasing Chromecast 2 with a new design, improved internals, and a refreshed app. At the Mountain View, CA-based company's October 4 event, it announced a new, third-generation... >>

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google is going after your home. Amazon last year announced a connected speaker equipped with a Siri-like personal assistant called Alexa. In our review of the Amazon Echo, we praised Alexa as well as the speaker's ability to serve as a control centre... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Google's Nexus programme gave birth to a pure Android smartphone or two every year. The idea behind Nexus was always to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. Importantly, Nexus was a chance for... >>

RIP Nexus: A brief history of all the Nexus handsets

RIP Nexus: A brief history of all the Nexus handsets

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With Google set to release its first Pixel-branded phones, the Nexus smartphone range is expected to be resigned to history. With that move comes the end to one of the handset series' most loved by Android purists, and the end of manufacturers having... >>

What is Facebook Marketplace and how can you use it to buy and sell?

What is Facebook Marketplace and how can you use it to buy and sell?

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Facebook is taking on Etsy and Ebay. The company has developed a new feature/tool/hub that you can use to buy and sell goods. Facebook basically noticed that more than 450 million people use Facebook Groups to buy, sell, trade, and barter. You could setup... >>

Amazon Echo: First 7 things you should do to get Alexa started

Amazon Echo: First 7 things you should do to get Alexa started

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Your Amazon Echo has just arrived and you might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, do you know what Alexa can do or what services you want to integrate with your device?Read on as we run through our list of the top things... >>