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What is Sony PlayStation Vue and where is it available?

What is Sony PlayStation Vue and where is it available?

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Sony PlayStation Vue is no longer limited to the PlayStation platform. That means almost anyone can pick a plan and - without a cable contract - get access to a rich channel offering that comes close to matching what cable and satellite providers currently... >>

Twitter Engage app: What is it, how does it work, and who can use it?

Twitter Engage app: What is it, how does it work, and who can use it?

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Kim Kardashian West has access to a new app that makes Twitter much easier for her to understand and use. The app is called Twitter Engage. Although it's not limited to famous people, it's obvious that the app is meant to help popular or verified users... >>

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

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The Kindle reader is one of the most popular choices for ebook reading, letting you read your favourite books on a digital device, without the drawbacks that come with using a tablet or smartphone. Not only is the Kindle power efficient, meaning it will... >>

PlayStation Neo (PS4K) vs Project Scorpio: What’s the rumoured difference?

PlayStation Neo (PS4K) vs Project Scorpio: What’s the rumoured difference?

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During this year's E3, Microsoft announced its smaller, more capable refresh for the Xbox One, the Xbox One S, which is coming this August. However, it also tantalisingly teased Project Scorpio for 2017, a device Xbox boss Phil Spencer called "the most... >>

Best gadget concept images of 2016: iPhone 7, Galaxy S8, PlayStation Neo and more

Best gadget concept images of 2016: iPhone 7, Galaxy S8, PlayStation Neo and more

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This year has seen plenty of impressive gadgets revealed, yet some of the best are still to come. Rumours and leaks aside, we feel it's the amateur designers and fans who create mock-ups of what's to come that provide some of the greatest gadget anticipation.... >>

How to watch Hasselblad event: X1D and Moto Mod cameras expected

How to watch Hasselblad event: X1D and Moto Mod cameras expected

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Hasselblad is holding an event in June, and we expect the professional-grade camera company to launch a Moto Mod camera as well as the world's first medium format mirrorless camera during the show. Although Hasselblad hasn't confirmed anything specific... >>

How to make your family room smart

How to make your family room smart

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Here you are: the family room. Kick back and relax. This is where you can watch TV, listen to music and more. Maybe it's not the home cinema system you've yearned for, with projection room and seating in rows, but you can make it a brilliant den with... >>

Best Xbox One games at E3 2016: Gears 4, Forza Horizon 3, ReCore, Sea of Thieves and more

Best Xbox One games at E3 2016: Gears 4, Forza Horizon 3, ReCore, Sea of Thieves and more

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E3 2016 shut its doors last week but not before we got our fill of every game on display. The show presented a huge playground for the great and good titles that will be coming out anytime between now and the end of 2017, and the vast majority of them... >>

Best PS4 games at E3 2016: God of War, Days Gone, Spider-Man, Horizon: Zero Dawn and more

Best PS4 games at E3 2016: God of War, Days Gone, Spider-Man, Horizon: Zero Dawn and more

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With the E3 gaming expo 2016 done and dusted, the front runners in the gaming world unveiled their biggest and best titles. None more so than Sony, its PlayStation 4 looks set to go from strength to strength in 2016 and beyond. With some top-drawer exclusive... >>

Best PlayStation VR games at E3 2016: Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, Batman and more

Best PlayStation VR games at E3 2016: Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, Batman and more

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PlayStation VR is almost upon us, with its release date set for 13 October, priced £349. And at this year's E3 gaming expo Sony has been pushing the product hard, with a variety of games that have blown our minds. There's even a new gun-shaped controller,... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Eurotrash, The Living and The Dead and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Eurotrash, The Living and The Dead and more

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If you have access to a device that features Freeview Play, be it a supported TV or set-top-box, you can simply catch up with shows you've missed by scrolling backwards through the electronic programme guide. That takes away the fuss of having to come... >>

The gadgets and costumes of Suicide Squad in pictures: Harley Quinn, The Joker and more

The gadgets and costumes of Suicide Squad in pictures: Harley Quinn, The Joker and more

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After a busy E3 in Los Angeles, we were invited to end the week with a trip to Warner Bros Studios in Burbank to undertake a tour of the lot and get up and close to a whole host of props and costumes. We saw plenty of items from past and present, including... >>

What works with Apple HomeKit?

What works with Apple HomeKit?

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Apple's HomeKit technology might seem really confusing, but trust us, it's not. It basically allows accessories from various manufacturers to work together, and it gives you a uniformed way of controlling all those accessories at once. Pocket-lint has... >>

Facebook Messenger bots: What are they and how can you find them?

Facebook Messenger bots: What are they and how can you find them?

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Earlier this year, Facebook said bots were coming to its Messenger app. Well, you might not have realised this, but they're already available. Many bots have actually been available for months. It's hard to tell, however, because they're buried in the... >>

Best HTC Vive games: Incredible SteamVR experiences to play right now

Best HTC Vive games: Incredible SteamVR experiences to play right now

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We've been playing with the full consumer version of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset for the best part of a week and will soon be posting our extensive review. However, before we do we wanted to share our thoughts on some of the games and experiences... >>

Best E3 2016 gaming headsets: Astro A50, Turtle Beach Stealth 350VR, LucidSound LS40, and more

Best E3 2016 gaming headsets: Astro A50, Turtle Beach Stealth 350VR, LucidSound LS40, and more

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For hardcore gamers, headsets are a big thing. They often want surround sound, tuned drivers, different EQ modes, software so that they can customise their listening profiles, crisp microphones that can be muted, and a design that either matches their... >>

Why you need a water leak detector

Why you need a water leak detector

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For many of us, our homes are our pride and joy. It doesn't matter what size home you have, whether you own it or rent it, or if it's super clean or super messy. It's home and that means many of us will want to do everything we can to protect it to ensure... >>

What is Magic Leap and why might it kill all screens?

What is Magic Leap and why might it kill all screens?

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Magic Leap is the future of augmented reality. It is everything Minority Report style controllers envisaged and more. It is the death of the screen. All those things are pretty big statements but they're all things Magic Leap could represent. With over... >>

Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has announced four devices this year comprising the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the more recent Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus target the budget end of the smartphone market, while the Moto Z and Moto Z Force aim... >>

Moto Z vs Moto X: Force, Style, Play compared

Moto Z vs Moto X: Force, Style, Play compared

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Lenovo-owned Motorola announced its latest flagship smartphones at the beginning of June in the form of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The two devices succeed the Moto X range of devices, of which there were three announced last year, but what else is different... >>

Is it time to upgrade your phone?

Is it time to upgrade your phone?

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We live in a world that is rapidly changing when it comes to technology. No sooner have you bought the latest smartphone, a newer, shinier and more advanced device has superseded it. It's pretty annoying. One minute you have the best phone out there with... >>

Best driving and sports games of E3 2016: FIFA 17, Forza Horizon 3, Steep, GT Sport and more

Best driving and sports games of E3 2016: FIFA 17, Forza Horizon 3, Steep, GT Sport and more

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If it's quality sports games you're after you are in for a real treat this coming year, whether that be ball, extreme or motorsports. The 2016 E3 videogames convention is jam packed with amazing looking titles that offer conclusive proof the industry... >>

Best shooters and action games of E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Gears 4, COD: Infinite Warfare and more

Best shooters and action games of E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Gears 4, COD: Infinite Warfare and more

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One of the best-served genres in gaming each year is the good, old fashioned shoot-em-up. From first-person to sideways-scrolling shooters to more esoteric blast-a-thons, there's always plenty to choose from, and plenty are launched or shown at E3. Additionally,... >>

E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

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Each June, the games industry travels en masse to Los Angeles for E3, the western world's biggest videogames conference, in order to show and see the hottest gaming titles around. The event is now well underway, with all the press conferences done and... >>

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... >>