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Nintendo Switch: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Nintendo Switch: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Nintendo's next games console is officially out of the bag and hurtling towards us like a Mario-emblazoned train.Formerly known as the Nintendo NX, the new machine is called Nintendo Switch. And it looks brilliant.A preview trailer revealed the device... >>

Nintendo Switch could cost £200 when it arrives in the UK

Nintendo Switch could cost £200 when it arrives in the UK

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LetsPlayVideoGames.com has reported the Nintendo Switch games console will be sold by Game for £199.99 when it goes on sale in the UK in March 2017. The website cites reliable sources for providing the information and does point out that the price just... >>

Samsung acquires Harman for $8 billion

Samsung acquires Harman for $8 billion

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Samsung has confirmed it has bought Harman International Industries for $8 billion in cash, at a value of $112 per share. Samsung says it's bought Harman to give it a "significant presence in the large and rapidly growing market for connected technologies,... >>

Amazon Music Unlimited explained: Price, devices and how to get it

Amazon Music Unlimited explained: Price, devices and how to get it

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After a successful launch in the US in October, Amazon has also launched its on-demand music streaming service in the UK.It's called Amazon Music Unlimited, and it takes on Spotify and Apple Music and other similar streaming services. Here's everything... >>

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and more

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Music streaming is fast becoming the most popular way for us to consume music. Where once we had to import and rip CDs to our computers, or download songs (legally we hope), we now access to the world's music catalogue through our smartphones.There's... >>

Amazon Music Unlimited or Spotify: Which is best for you?

Amazon Music Unlimited or Spotify: Which is best for you?

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After launching in the US in October, Amazon has just released its new music streaming service, Music Unlimited, in the UK. It's not the first time Amazon has offered a music streaming service as it has Prime Music, but Music UnlimIted has a much larger... >>

New evidence to suggest iPhone 8 will come with curved bezel-less screen

New evidence to suggest iPhone 8 will come with curved bezel-less screen

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The iPhone turns 10 in 2017 and to celebrate the milestone, Apple is expected to give its smartphones a radical redesign. While the insides will likely get the same incremental upgrades we've seen throughout the years, it's the outside where things are... >>

The Huawei P10 could be one incredibly powerful smartphone if leaked specs are real

The Huawei P10 could be one incredibly powerful smartphone if leaked specs are real

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Huawei has been slowly eating away at the smartphone majors in recent years, releasing phones that consistently perform better and better with some interesting features. This year's P9 arrived with dual-Leica cameras on the back and the company's own... >>

Five great deals in the GearBest 11.11 sale

Five great deals in the GearBest 11.11 sale

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Electronic retailer, GearBest, is having an online sale offering huge deals on everything from phones to tablets to laptops and smartwatches.Here are five of the best deals we've found:Xiaomi Redmi Note 3This full metal body phone from Xiaomi features... >>

Are you colour blind? This Microsoft app will help you see colour

Are you colour blind? This Microsoft app will help you see colour

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Microsoft has launched an iOS app called Colour Binoculars.It was developed to help the colour blind see a broader spectrum of colours. It works for anyone with the three most common forms of colour blindness, and it comes from a pair of Microsoft software... >>

What is the Mannequin Challenge? Plus, the best ones on the web

What is the Mannequin Challenge? Plus, the best ones on the web

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A new challenge is sweeping the web, but it's nothing like the Ice Bucket one.It's called the Mannequin Challenge. It's not a contest for a noble cause, and there are no winners and losers. But these "challenges" are everywhere, and everyone - from Hillary... >>

BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home

BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home

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BT has upped its TV credentials and taken the fight to Sky Q with the announcement that Dolby Atmos will be supported with select sports shown in Ultra HD from next year. BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box Dolby Atmos:... >>

Leica SL shootout: Four photographers test out the full-frame mirrorless system

Leica SL shootout: Four photographers test out the full-frame mirrorless system

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”Remember, remember the fifth of November”. And not because of gunpowder, treason and plot. But because an explosive Leica Akademie workshop took place, which was attended by winners of a Pocket-lint competition for the chance to get their hands on... >>

HTC Bolt launches in the US

HTC Bolt launches in the US

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The rumours were true and HTC has launched the Bolt Android smartphone in the US as an exclusive on the Sprint network and has some serious specs to go with it. It's the first HTC smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat, with HTC's Sense 8 UI laid over the... >>

What better way to celebrate global madness than a $3K gold Trump iPhone

What better way to celebrate global madness than a $3K gold Trump iPhone

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Donald Trump has just been elected as the 45th President of the United States, a result that has divided the nation and much of the world. But that hasn't stopped Russian company Caviar from making a gold plated iPhone 7 with Trump's face engraved in... >>

Make your HTC Vive VR headset wireless with this clever gadget

Make your HTC Vive VR headset wireless with this clever gadget

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Of all the virtual reality headsets the HTC Vive (reviewed here) is the most technically impressive. The others are catching up, with Oculus soon to release its Touch motion controllers for Rift, but full body movement has been a feature of Vive since... >>

You can now ask Siri to send money using PayPal

You can now ask Siri to send money using PayPal

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PayPal has now integrated Siri into its app to make it easier to send money to friends and family when you owe them back. Instead of going into the app, typing in the amount and authorising it, you can now say "Hey Siri, send Mike £50 for the gig tickets... >>

These crazy videos show recalled GoPro Karma drones crashing hard

These crazy videos show recalled GoPro Karma drones crashing hard

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GoPro won't like these videos.The camera maker recently recalled all 2,500 Karma drones it has sold since launching the device just two weeks ago. It’s investigating reports that a small number of them lost power during operation. If your Karma lost... >>

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explored

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explored

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When it comes to virtual reality, Google has already been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them with plenty of content to view, through YouTube.However, 2016 is already a far bigger... >>

Snapchat Spectacles: What are they, how do they work, and where are Snapbots to buy them?

Snapchat Spectacles: What are they, how do they work, and where are Snapbots to buy them?

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Snapchat has launched a Google Glass-GoPro hybrid pair of sunglasses.These sunglasses cost a fraction of the cost of Google Glass, however. The idea is you'd use them in order to capture your adventures while on the go. It's like a GoPro, but for you... >>

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

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Google is ramping up its virtual reality efforts, with YouTube VR.The company, which owns YouTube, has been working with YouTube creators, recording artists, and partners to produce VR videos, all with the purpose of loading up the website with tonnes... >>

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

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During this year's E3, Microsoft tantalisingly teased Project Scorpio for 2017, a machine Xbox boss Phil Spencer called "the most powerful games console ever".But as true as that statement might turn out to be, Sony has more recently pulled a fast one... >>

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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Sony has finally released its much-talked about PS4 Pro and it sets a new standard for console gaming.And considering Christmas is rapidly approaching, the Japanese firm has put it squarely, if a little unfairly, up against the Xbox One S.Microsoft... >>

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

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The PlayStation 4 Pro is available now and while it isn't quite a next generation console, it's such an upgrade on the standard edition that it feels fresh and new. Especially if you own a 4K HDR TV.That's because it has been designed to run the same... >>

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

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YouTube has release a Daydream-only application for those with Google VR headsets to access virtual reality videos more simply.YouTube VR has been designed from the ground up and only works with the Daydream View headset and a compatible phone - so far,... >>