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BBC iPlayer gets Ultra HD, Planet Earth II trial in 4K HLG

BBC iPlayer gets Ultra HD, Planet Earth II trial in 4K HLG

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The BBC is streaming a clip in Ultra HD and HDR on BBC iPlayer, allowing you to watch a small section of Planet Earth II in the highest quality ever.The four-minute clip is a test. It'll only be available on a "small selection of the latest TVs", enabling the... >>

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

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Now that 2016 is coming to an end, Google has released its annual list of the top-trending YouTube videos for the year.Google defined "top-trending" based on stats like time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and so on. Collectively, these 10... >>

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available in UK and US: Here's what you need to know

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available in UK and US: Here's what you need to know

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Amazon's new on-demand music streaming service is now available in the UK as well as the US, and it has also added a similar family payment option across both sides of the Atlantic.Amazon Music Unlimited, which is designed to take on Spotify and Apple... >>

Amazon hopes to open 2,000 Amazon Go stores and drive-thrus

Amazon hopes to open 2,000 Amazon Go stores and drive-thrus

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Amazon has big plans for Amazon Go.Amazon unveiled its cashier-less grocery store in Seattle on Monday, without any word as to whether it planned to open more locations. However, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon hopes to one... >>

Instagram will let you turn off comments on posts - here's how

Instagram will let you turn off comments on posts - here's how

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A few months after giving everyone the ability to moderate their comments, Instagram has announced it'll let users completely turn off comments.The Facebook-owned app is trying to cut down on abuse and trolling. It wants to make Instagram “a safe place... >>

You now have another way to watch 4K content: Google Play

You now have another way to watch 4K content: Google Play

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One week after Hulu joined the ranks of Amazon and Netflix by streaming content in Ultra HD, Google Play has begun making the same move.Google first made movies available on Android devices in the US five years ago, and at the time, you could only rent... >>

Netflix finally adds video previews to help you decide what to watch

Netflix finally adds video previews to help you decide what to watch

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We've all been there: it's 8 pm on a Monday night, and you're scrolling through Netflix looking for something to watch, only you can't decide.But have you ever looked at the art displayed for shows and movies and wondered why Netflix couldn't just give... >>

Oculus Touch controllers: These 54 titles support them at launch

Oculus Touch controllers: These 54 titles support them at launch

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You can now buy Oculus Touch and use them with a giant selection of games.Oculus VR previously announced that Oculus Touch will launch with 54 supported titles, including games like The Climb, Job Simulator, The Unspoken, and Kingspray. You can go here... >>

Oculus Touch controllers: When can you buy them and for how much?

Oculus Touch controllers: When can you buy them and for how much?

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR has finally released its Rift Touch controllers.During the virtual reality company's third-annual Oculus Connect conference in October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to reveal Oculus is making a standalone VR headset... >>

What is Amazon Go and how does it work?

What is Amazon Go and how does it work?

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Tech companies are constantly exploring new ways to sell us their goods, and Amazon's latest example has plenty of people scratching their heads.The online retailer has announced it is opening a brick-and-mortar physical store in Seattle, Washington,... >>

36 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year

36 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year

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Part of the joy behind the gift-giving experience is finding an awesome present that's tailored to one person. But did you realise wrapping paper can further bring that present to a whole new (and geekier) level?Surprising a person with a Christmas gift... >>

Hulu now offers 4K, starting with original shows and 20 Bond films

Hulu now offers 4K, starting with original shows and 20 Bond films

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Hulu has begun offering 4K streams for Xbox One S and PlayStation Pro owners.The US-based streaming services has announced that starting 2 December anyone with the latest generation, 4K-capable Xbox and PS systems can stream a selection of shows and movies... >>

The Game Awards 2016: All the new game trailers unveiled, in one place

The Game Awards 2016: All the new game trailers unveiled, in one place

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This year's Game Awards are done and dusted, but if you didn't catch the show live, no worries.Pocket-lint has gathered up every new game trailer that premiered at The Game Awards 2016 and listed below. We've also included a 4K stream of the actual show,... >>

This new White House app lets you see 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in AR

This new White House app lets you see 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in AR

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Sick of Pokemon Go and looking for a new augmented reality experience to try?Well, if you have a dollar bill, you can give the White House's new 1600 app a go. Following the success of Niantic Labs' smash hit this past summer, the White House has released... >>

Apple iCloud Calendar spam: What's going on and is there a fix?

Apple iCloud Calendar spam: What's going on and is there a fix?

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Spam is not unique to email. You can get spammy iCloud Calendar invites, too.Lately, there has been a massive spike in spam iCloud Calendar invites, according to several reports as well as users on Twitter. It's reached the point to where Apple has announced... >>

Uh-oh! Don’t expect a new Moto 360 from Lenovo any time soon

Uh-oh! Don’t expect a new Moto 360 from Lenovo any time soon

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It looks like Lenovo is throwing in the towel when it comes to Android Wear.The company has confirmed that it will not release a new smartwatch for the launch of Android Wear 2.0, which is expected to launch early next year. Lenovo has already told us... >>

Android Auto now supports 'OK Google' hands-free commands

Android Auto now supports 'OK Google' hands-free commands

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Android Auto now lets you go completely hands-free, thanks to "OK Google".Recently, Google launched Android Auto for your phone - so all you need to enjoy the infotainment experience is the latest version of the app and a phone or tablet mount. With... >>

Google launches Daydream View in new colours other than slate grey

Google launches Daydream View in new colours other than slate grey

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Don't like the dark grey colour of Daydream View? Well, you're in luck.When Google launched Daydream View a couple months ago, it only made the VR headset available in the colour "Slate", which, during our review, we actually thought was quite pleasing... >>

OnePlus 3 owners can now get Android 7.0 Nougat in open beta

OnePlus 3 owners can now get Android 7.0 Nougat in open beta

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If you own a OnePlus 3, you can install an early version of Android 7.0 right now.This is an unfinished version of OnePlus' OxygenOS based on Nougat, so it's only meant for those of you who are feeling adventurous and don't mind running beta software... >>

Apple's delayed wireless AirPods will finally ship 'over the next few weeks'

Apple's delayed wireless AirPods will finally ship 'over the next few weeks'

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Those of you eagerly waiting for Apple's wireless AirPods to launch will be happy to hear they're weeks away from launching.According to MacRumors, which received a forwarded email written by Tim Cook, who was responding to a customer's complaint, Apple... >>

New 10.9-inch Apple iPad might ditch Home button, have slim bezels

New 10.9-inch Apple iPad might ditch Home button, have slim bezels

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Apple is thought to be working on a new iPad Pro, or maybe updating its iPad range for early next year, and a new report has indicated the new tablet will ditch the Home button.Ah, that old rumour. It seems like for the last couple years we have heard... >>

Facebook Messenger lets you play instant games like Pac-Man: Here's how to find and play them

Facebook Messenger lets you play instant games like Pac-Man: Here's how to find and play them

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To keep you on Facebook longer or at least using its chat app, Facebook has launched an Instant Games feature for Messenger.The feature lets you instantly play titles within the chat app itself, and like FarmVille and other Facebook games of the past,... >>

Google Featured Photos puts those Chromecast screensavers on Macs

Google Featured Photos puts those Chromecast screensavers on Macs

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Ever get lost staring at those screensavers on Chromecast?Now you can get them for your Mac. Google has launched a new app that surfaces popular Google+ on your unused display. These are the same photos that grace the Chromecast, Pixel, and Google Fiber... >>

New Amazon Echo with a screen and better speakers might arrive in 2017

New Amazon Echo with a screen and better speakers might arrive in 2017

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Amazon has big plans for Echo.According to Bloomberg, the online retailer is planning a major update to its line of voice-activated speakers. It is developing a premium speaker with a 7-inch screen. Amazon’s original Echo speaker is a cylindrical device... >>

Dish Sling TV explained: Does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

Dish Sling TV explained: Does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

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One of the most buzz-worthy things unveiled last year wasn't a virtual-reality headset or an expensive television or even wearable gadget that could read every function in your body. It was an over-the-top television service from Dish, called Sling TV.It's... >>