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Watch Game of Thrones intro in 360-degree VR for some cool easter eggs, right here

Watch Game of Thrones intro in 360-degree VR for some cool easter eggs, right here

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Ever wondered what you'd see if you looked up while passing under the legs of the skirt-wearing Titan at Braavos? Now you can as the entire Game of Thrones introduction sequence has been rendered in 360-degrees for a virtual reality experience. Fans of... >>

Texting in cinemas could be allowed soon: Here's why that's good

Texting in cinemas could be allowed soon: Here's why that's good

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For some, a trip to the cinema is a chance to escape the real world and be enveloped by another universe. According to one of the biggest cinema chains in the world, AMC, being forced to turn off phones to leave the real world is a problem. It may fix... >>

Best iPhone SE cases: Protect your new 4-inch Apple smartphone

Best iPhone SE cases: Protect your new 4-inch Apple smartphone

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Apple's iPhone portfolio recently expanded to include a new 4-inch smartphone, known to friends as the iPhone SE. The special edition smartphone succeeds the two-and-half-year-old iPhone 5S with a very similar design, identical measurements and some great... >>

This Batmobile concept is the best we’ve ever seen, please use it Batfleck

This Batmobile concept is the best we’ve ever seen, please use it Batfleck

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Batman is getting a lot of attention right now so this concept car is perfectly timed. The Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice movie is out and doing well, despite critics. One of the best parts is Ben Affleck's Batman, or Batfleck as he's more affectionately... >>

Best films to look forward to in 2016: Here are all the top movie trailers

Best films to look forward to in 2016: Here are all the top movie trailers

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The year 2016 is the year of the superhero movie. Many of the biggest blockbusters are set to be focused on super-powered wonderment. Marvel and DC continue their respective expansions of both universes' big screen outings. But that's not to say the... >>

Virtual training company subscription: Lifetime access to 1000+ courses on coding, design, IT and beyond

Virtual training company subscription: Lifetime access to 1000+ courses on coding, design, IT and beyond

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Cost-effective training for any profession can be complicated and unreliable, but you can trust the Virtual Training Company to deliver quality instruction. VTC is one of the world’s leading producers of online computer and software training, supplying... >>

Vine’s new Watch button lets you playback every Vine on a channel

Vine’s new Watch button lets you playback every Vine on a channel

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Vine has introduced the much-welcomed ability to watch all your favourite Viner's clips without having to scroll back. Anyone who has used Twitter-owned Vine is likely familiar with the experience of discovering an awesome Vine personality (aka Viner)... >>

PayPal takes on Visa and Mastercard with PayPal Credit, and interest starts at 0%

PayPal takes on Visa and Mastercard with PayPal Credit, and interest starts at 0%

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PayPal has announced an addition to its services in the form of a credit system that takes on the credit card companies. There is a twist, however; there will be no interest to pay on online purchases over £150, as long as you pay off the balance in a... >>

GoPro just poached the designer behind Apple's Bondi Blue iMac

GoPro just poached the designer behind Apple's Bondi Blue iMac

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GoPro - a company that had such a poor Q4 2015 that it reduced its own projections for 2016 by hundreds of million of dollars and laid off a chunk of its staff - has managed to steal a longtime designer out from underneath Apple. His name is Daniel Coster.... >>

These are the new 'human-looking' emoji in Android N's latest big update

These are the new 'human-looking' emoji in Android N's latest big update

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Google has updated the developer preview of Android N. The update, called Developer Preview 2, brought a number of cool features, including the new Vulkan 3D rendering API, which should help developers give their heavy apps a significant boost in performance.... >>

Stunt flying made easy: Two great drone deals

Stunt flying made easy: Two great drone deals

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Aspiring stunt fliers, have we got great news for you. These two great SKEYE drone deals will get you airborne in no time, with easy-to-learn flight methods and guaranteed flying fun. SKEYE Nano Drone: £24.07 ($34) The world’s smallest quadcopter couldn’t... >>

Bye bye BB10, BlackBerry kills operating system after admitting defeat

Bye bye BB10, BlackBerry kills operating system after admitting defeat

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BlackBerry has admitted defeat in the packed consumer phone market and will no longer make phones featuring its own operating system. There will be no more BB10 handsets produced. Instead, it will concentrate on establishing itself as a major Android... >>

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... >>

What could the kitchen of the future feature? Whirlpool just might have the answer

What could the kitchen of the future feature? Whirlpool just might have the answer

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Smarthome is a term that's been kicking around for a while. Although there are plenty of solutions already available to turn your home into a smarter one, it is still a term associated with the future rather than the here and now. There are smart lighting... >>

Kindle Oasis: Amazon's premium reader is stunning, but it's ridiculously expensive

Kindle Oasis: Amazon's premium reader is stunning, but it's ridiculously expensive

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Amazon has announced its latest Kindle ebook reader, and it's a radical departure from the devices that have come before it. The Kindle Oasis is a complete rethinking from the components up, stripping the Kindle down to its essentials and giving you a... >>

This is the HTC 10 you won’t want: HTC 10 Lifestyle

This is the HTC 10 you won’t want: HTC 10 Lifestyle

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When HTC launched its latest flagship smartphone, which we preview in full here, it revealed there will actually be two variants shipped globally. There is the top-of-the-line HTC 10, which we will get in the UK and US, but also a version with less impressive... >>

HTC 10: Release date, official specs and everything you need to know

HTC 10: Release date, official specs and everything you need to know

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HTC has revealed its new flagship smartphone, known simply as HTC 10. Launched via a virtual event, the new handset takes a fresh look at what HTC has done in the past and feels like a real step forward for the company. The HTC 10 comes at a time that's... >>

Facebook F8 explained: Everything you need to know from the conference

Facebook F8 explained: Everything you need to know from the conference

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Facebook opened its mostly-annual F8 developer conference yesterday, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a keynote speech to make some big announcements, such as the introduction of Messenger bots, and lay out a 10-year roadmap. His presentation lasted just... >>

What is Ultra HD Premium and why does it matter? The 4K HDR badge explained

What is Ultra HD Premium and why does it matter? The 4K HDR badge explained

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The home cinema and entertainment technology industry sure loves a badge or two. Kit from TVs and Blu-ray players, to amplifiers and speakers all seem to be run through a certification process to give you an idea that they will perform in given circumstances.... >>

Microsoft's new Surface Signature Type Cover is cloaked in fancy Italian fabric

Microsoft's new Surface Signature Type Cover is cloaked in fancy Italian fabric

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Microsoft is getting all fancy with a new keyboard for the Surface Pro 4. Called the Signature Type Cover, the new keyboard has the standard glass trackpad and wide key spacing found in other Surface Pro keyboards. The thing that makes this new one unique... >>

This is the official new 2016 Tesla Model S: Upgraded grille, lights, filter and more

This is the official new 2016 Tesla Model S: Upgraded grille, lights, filter and more

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Tesla has taken the wraps of its updated Model S for 2016 with some, but not all, of the rumoured changes expected. First off there's no 100kW battery option as was rumoured. But there are changes that should make the newer car stand out from the previous... >>

Cooking for dummies: Whirlpool's SmartCook puts a chef by your side

Cooking for dummies: Whirlpool's SmartCook puts a chef by your side

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Appliances used to be pretty boring. Let's face it, a white box that washes clothes and a black box that cooks food is not exactly ground breaking, even if it once was. Luckily though, the white goods world has picked up its pace of late. Whirlpool revealed... >>

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages

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There has been no shortage of buzz surrounding the launch of the first full virtual reality system, Oculus Rift, but it seems there might be a shortage of components, leading to some delays. Oculus was first to announce a date for the Rift, opening pre-orders... >>

JBL Reflect Aware C will pipe noise-cancelled music from your USB Type-C port

JBL Reflect Aware C will pipe noise-cancelled music from your USB Type-C port

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If you're jumping on the bandwagon with the latest devices, you'll have probably have encountered the new USB Type-C format. The new USB connection has appeared on the MacBook, Pixel C tablet, as well as a number of smartphones, like the new HTC 10 and... >>

Netflix HDR has arrived in the UK, Sony at front of the queue

Netflix HDR has arrived in the UK, Sony at front of the queue

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Netflix has begun streaming its High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision content in the UK on selected TV screens, starting with Sony. The enhanced HDR content will be part of the 4K streaming package offering a greater brightness to the video, reports Steve... >>