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Oculus Rift pre-order: Everything you need to know

Oculus Rift pre-order: Everything you need to know

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Oculus Rift has been a long time coming but it's finally here. Oculus Rift, made for everyone rather than just developers, will be available from March for the price of $599 or £499. Orders are limited to one headset per person at this stage. Of all... >>

These are the first Oculus Rift PC bundles - preorders start next week

These are the first Oculus Rift PC bundles - preorders start next week

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The Rift is coming. Facebook-owned Oculus VR has already confirmed its Rift virtual-reality headset will be available from March, but now we have word about official bundles that'll be up for pre-order in one week. The bundles include not only the headset... >>

3Doodler Start is here to make 3D drawing child safe

3Doodler Start is here to make 3D drawing child safe

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3Doodler, the company behind the first 3D printing pen, is back with a model aimed specifically at children. The 3Doodler Start, as it's called, is designed to be super simple so that children can use and enjoy it easily. The original 3Doodler involved... >>

Conquer Python with this 6-course programming bootcamp

Conquer Python with this 6-course programming bootcamp

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Python is a widely-used general purpose programming language, which drives a great many of your favorite sites across the web. If you can envision a career as a computer programmer, here’s your chance to make it a reality for an unprecedented low price:... >>

Voice dictation coming to Apple TV, you'll be able to speak your username and password

Voice dictation coming to Apple TV, you'll be able to speak your username and password

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Apple will introduce voice dictation to its 2015 Apple TV set-top-boxes in the near future, with beta software users already getting that function. The company has been trialling and adding new features to tvOS 9.2, which is hotly tipped to be announced... >>

Shot on iPhone 6s: Top iPhone photographers share their secrets

Shot on iPhone 6s: Top iPhone photographers share their secrets

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Dubbed the Apple World Gallery, Apple is once again set to showcase iPhone users' photos on advertising billboards around the globe. It's a collection that comprises of 53 images, taken by 41 different iPhone 6s owners. Their work will be featured in... >>

Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars

Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars

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Google is not only working on driverless cars without steering wheels or pedals, but with wireless charging too. According to a leaked FCC filing, Google wants its self-driving cars to recharge without wires. This could mean cars that never need to stop... >>

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

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When we visited this year's Toy Fair in January there was a notable absentee: LeapFrog. The company specialises in gadgets for younger kids and has always been a must-see for us each year, with its cunning devices that ape adult equivalents. Now we know... >>

4K Blu-ray is here, Samsung player on sale today with UHD movie

4K Blu-ray is here, Samsung player on sale today with UHD movie

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It's been a long time since we wrote with excitement about a Blu-ray player, but that time is here once more with the first 4K Blu-ray player going on sale today. Samsung has beaten the other manufacturers to the punch with the release of its UBD-K8500... >>

Sky Q goes on sale, from £42 a month and £99 one-off fee

Sky Q goes on sale, from £42 a month and £99 one-off fee

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Sky's all-new, all-singing and dancing TV entertainment system is now available. Sky Q can be bought from the company's own dedicated online store from today, 9 February. The Sky Q packages start at £42 a month, although there will also be set-up costs... >>

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

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At the end of 2015, Sky announced a new premium TV service called Sky Q. Now it is available to buy, so let's look at what the new technology offers. The new service modernises Sky, offering a level of connectivity that hasn't been available before through... >>

Learn security and ethical hacking via IT certification training

Learn security and ethical hacking via IT certification training

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The time has never been better to enter the Information Technology field, with demand for high-level security professionals rising as the evolution of malicious hackers intensifies. If IT and digital security interest you, Pocket-lint has put together... >>

The All-Weather Bluetooth Precision Speaker is ideal in any condition

The All-Weather Bluetooth Precision Speaker is ideal in any condition

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There are a great many Bluetooth speakers on the market today, but how many of them pack over 8 hours of power in a water-resistant shell? That’s one of the many great features of the All-Weather Bluetooth Precision Speaker, on offer now from Pocket-lint... >>

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

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Although Instagram has been around for years and is hugely popular, not everyone is completely familiar with the free photo app and how it can quickly transform your mediocre selfies into stunning glamour shots. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration,... >>

Instagram now lets you switch between multiple accounts: Here's how it works

Instagram now lets you switch between multiple accounts: Here's how it works

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Facebook-owned Instagram has added a new feature that makes it a little more useful - especially for power users of the app. The photo-sharing service now lets you switch between multiple accounts. This is especially handy for those of you who run a personal... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 fully revealed in first real photo leak

Samsung Galaxy S7 fully revealed in first real photo leak

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Mobile World Congress is just a few weeks out, and so the leaks are aplenty. We now have actual photos of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge caught in the wild. Samsung is expected to unveil its next flagship handset at a press event in Barcelona... >>

Super Bowl 50 (2016) ads and teasers: Amazon Echo, LG, Pokemon, Bourne, Mountain Dew, and more

Super Bowl 50 (2016) ads and teasers: Amazon Echo, LG, Pokemon, Bourne, Mountain Dew, and more

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Super Bowl 50 has come and gone. It is therefore time to scope out all the big-budget adverts that aired during the big game between the National Football Conference champion Carolina Panthers and the American Football Conference champion Denver Broncos.... >>

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

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Held at the start of each year, massive consumer electronics trade show CES always gives a good indication on what the hottest tech topics will be for the 12 months ahead. And if this year's show was any indication, we will finally be getting the 4K Ultra... >>

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon

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Google's autonomous cars have been getting plenty of US testing and now they look set to begin driving trials in the UK. The UK government is currently in talks with Google about testing the self-driving cars on the roads of the UK. Deputy mayor for... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 incoming rather than Galaxy S7 edge plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 incoming rather than Galaxy S7 edge plus

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Samsung looks set to bring back the Galaxy Note to the UK and Europe with its Galaxy Note 6. The downside? There won't be a Galaxy S7 edge Plus in Europe as the Note 6 replaces it. According to sources of Tech Radar who are "high up at one of the UK's... >>

Google's virtual reality headset: What's the story so far?

Google's virtual reality headset: What's the story so far?

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You might've heard by now: Google is going big on virtual reality in 2016. We're in early-days territory still, so it's hard to be sure, but several reports about executive-level shakeups at the company, as well as VR talent poaching, and now VR-related... >>

3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs won’t even support it

3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs won’t even support it

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It's been expected for quite a while but 3D in the home is officially kaput. Both Samsung and LG are phasing out the technology when it comes to new TVs and that will put the final nail in the format's coffin. It was telling for us that very few companies... >>

Google is going big on VR in 2016: Here's how it will top Cardboard and Gear VR

Google is going big on VR in 2016: Here's how it will top Cardboard and Gear VR

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Google is tackling virtual reality this year. Like, for reals. Or at least that's what Re/code and The Financial Times have reported. The search giant is putting together a "dedicated division" solely for virtual-reality computing, and the whole thing... >>

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

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The NFL is one of the most advanced field sports in the world when it comes to technology. So the biggest event of the year for the sport, the Super Bowl, is the pinnacle of field based gadgetry. A lot of the technologies you've probably got on you right... >>

HTC One M10 photo reveals face design, no sign of BoomSound

HTC One M10 photo reveals face design, no sign of BoomSound

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HTC's next flagship One handset, dubbed HTC Perfume, has been caught in the wild, giving us the first glance at what this future handset might look like. The image comes courtesy of Evan Blass on Twitter, who has been behind most of the information pertaining... >>