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The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder

The first Oculus Rift PC bundles are now available for preorder

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The Rift is almost here. Facebook-owned Oculus VR has confirmed its Rift virtual-reality headset will be available from March, but now you can finally pre-order official bundles that not only include the headset but also the certified PC required to run... >>

Bethesda announces three new Fallout 4 DLCs for this spring

Bethesda announces three new Fallout 4 DLCs for this spring

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Those of you who are getting a little bored of Fallout 4 (if that's even possible) will be glad to hear Bethesda has announced new add-on packs. The publisher plans to soon unleash three DLCs called Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, and Far Harbor. The... >>

Sony PlayStation VR won't arrive in early 2016 but rather this autumn

Sony PlayStation VR won't arrive in early 2016 but rather this autumn

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The release of PlayStation VR has apparently been delayed until later this year. This news doesn't come directly from Sony however. It comes from GameStop. Paul Raines, GameStop's CEO, told Fox Business while discussing the upcoming VR headset that the... >>

Mattel brought back ThingMaker as a 3D printer for kids to make toys

Mattel brought back ThingMaker as a 3D printer for kids to make toys

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Mattel doesn't think 3D printing should be limited to adults. The toy maker is so sure that it is resurrecting a product from the 1960s in order to give today's children a chance to build their own toys. Mattel has brought back ThingMaker, a countertop... >>

Telltale releases 6-min preview of next Walking Dead game starring Michonne

Telltale releases 6-min preview of next Walking Dead game starring Michonne

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Following the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday, Telltale delivered a lengthy preview of its next game based on the series. The new game is callled The Walking Dead: Michonne. It stars a blade-wielding character known as Michonne, who... >>

Radio Flyer made a Tesla Model S for kids, with working headlights and more

Radio Flyer made a Tesla Model S for kids, with working headlights and more

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Children will be able to drive their very own Tesla Model S starting this spring. Thanks to Radio Flyer, the Model S will be available to kids. It has partnered with Tesla to create a Power Wheels-like version of the all-electric car for youngsters. It's... >>

This latest edition of Monopoly ditches the cash for cards and a scanner

This latest edition of Monopoly ditches the cash for cards and a scanner

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Counting cash is so 2015. Monopoly has kicked off the new year by releasing a new edition of Monopoly called Ultimate Banking. It's kind of hard to keep the many, many, many editions of Monopoly straight at this point, but this new one stands out because... >>

Kanye is trying to make Tidal a thing: New album will 'never' be on Apple

Kanye is trying to make Tidal a thing: New album will 'never' be on Apple

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A recent survey of several music executives revealed most respondents thought Tidal would be gone in a year or less. Well, not if Kanye West has anything to do about it. The rapper has once again updated the world via Twitter about release plans for The... >>

NBCUniversal Hayu explained: What is it and when will it launch in the UK?

NBCUniversal Hayu explained: What is it and when will it launch in the UK?

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One of the world's leading entertainment companies has announced a new streaming video service that's all about reality TV - and it's intended audiences are in the UK, Ireland, and Australia. Called Hayu, NBCUniversal has described its initiative as... >>

Apple might start selling iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 by mid-March

Apple might start selling iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 by mid-March

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In roughly one month Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone and iPad at an unconfirmed event, and according to a recent report, it'll begin selling those devices just three days later, meaning it might not accept pre-orders. Apple's next event is rumoured... >>

Samsung Pay: What is it, how does it work, when is it coming to the UK?

Samsung Pay: What is it, how does it work, when is it coming to the UK?

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Samsung Pay, the platform that allows you to pay for goods and services simply by waving your Samsung device near a cash register instead of swiping a credit card or doling out your payment information, has been active for a number of months in the US... >>

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... >>

Google is working on a VR headset that doesn’t need a phone or PC

Google is working on a VR headset that doesn’t need a phone or PC

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Okay, so you've heard Google is developing a virtual-reality headset that is more legit than Cardboard, but a new report has just indicated the company is making a second device that doesn't need a phone or PC. So, it's a standalone headset. The Wall... >>

Can't tell if you own a beagle or a mutt? There's a Microsoft app for that

Can't tell if you own a beagle or a mutt? There's a Microsoft app for that

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Microsoft has a new app that is capable of recognising and identifying dogs by breed. Seriously. Microsoft's Garage team has been churning out mobile apps left and right lately - probably in an attempt to further the company's new "cloud first, mobile... >>

Instagram now lets you see view counts - but not for every post

Instagram now lets you see view counts - but not for every post

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Instagram has updated in a major way. It didn't add new filters or tools but actually a signifier that tells you how many times people looked at your post. In a blog post, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app announced that its users can now see how... >>

Kanye West made a video game about his mom 'traveling through heaven'

Kanye West made a video game about his mom 'traveling through heaven'

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Kanye West can now add "video game creator" to his long list of titles, which so far includes rapper, director, fashion designer, etc. The musician debuted his latest album, called The life of Pablo, alongside season three of his Yeezy apparel line with... >>

Apple TV subscription streaming service: What's the story so far?

Apple TV subscription streaming service: What's the story so far?

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Sometimes there are so many Apple rumours they're difficult to keep straight, like the latest information surrounding Apple's TV streaming service. The Apple TV was just updated, despite reports from analysts, who repeatedly claim Apple will abandon the... >>

Alcatel will ship its Idol 4S with packaging that doubles as a VR headset

Alcatel will ship its Idol 4S with packaging that doubles as a VR headset

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Alcatel has a new OneTouch-branded phone called the Idol 4S. It isn't too interesting by itself, but it's packaging is totally cool. The 5.5-inch handset is one of the more premium handsets from Alcatel, as the phone comes with a quad HD AMOLED display,... >>

Netflix made a kid show about bugs completely based on Beatles music

Netflix made a kid show about bugs completely based on Beatles music

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Netflix has announced a new show for children that is set to premiere this summer - and what makes it unique is that the whole thing revolves around covers of iconic songs by The Beatles. The upcoming show, called Beat Bugs, includes 11-minute episodes... >>

Funny or Die got Johnny Depp to star in this epic 50-min spoof on Trump

Funny or Die got Johnny Depp to star in this epic 50-min spoof on Trump

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Donald J Trump doesn't seem to be going away -  so it's finally time for you to learn all you can about the guy who could be calling the shots from the Oval Office come January. But instead of going to Wikipedia, just watch his new biography starring... >>

Twitter didn't add any new users and active ones dropped since last quarter

Twitter didn't add any new users and active ones dropped since last quarter

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Twitter has a serious growth problem. Trigger-happy investors know this as well, because the company's stock has tanked in after-hours trading today, following the release of its fourth quarter earnings. Here's what is happening: Twitter reported its... >>

Tidal will livestream Kanye West's new album debut at Madison Square Garden

Tidal will livestream Kanye West's new album debut at Madison Square Garden

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Just when you were starting to forget about Tidal, it comes rushing forward with a major new exclusive: Kanye West's TLOP. Hip hop mogul Jay Z re-launched a music streaming service called Tidal in 2014, with the purpose of making a difference for artists.... >>

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge has a massive battery, reveals FCC filing

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge has a massive battery, reveals FCC filing

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Samsung isn't whittling battery capacity in its smartphone lineup this year. Pocket-lint gave the Galaxy S6 a glowing review - even though battery life wasn't great. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 2,550mAh battery. That capacity is on the low side by modern... >>

Google Editions at Play explained: What are 'books that can't be printed'?

Google Editions at Play explained: What are 'books that can't be printed'?

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Google has a new initiative called Editions at Play - and it's basically a bookstore selling a new type of digital book that can only be read from a browser (Chrome, preferably, via a smartphone). There are two books available at launch. They're not... >>

The 90s are back: Netflix's Fuller House has its first full trailer, watch here

The 90s are back: Netflix's Fuller House has its first full trailer, watch here

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America has a few national treasures. Full House is most definitely one of them. And so Netflix's first full trailer for the upcoming reboot is nothing short of perfection. It's also amazing in that it is brimming with 90s nostalgia. Netlfix announced... >>