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Watch the Ubisoft E3 2014 press conference right here: Assassin's Creed 5, The Division, The Crew and more

Watch the Ubisoft E3 2014 press conference right here: Assassin's Creed 5, The Division, The Crew and more

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It's E3 press conference day and that means one thing: lots of exciting new games. Ubisoft is one of the majors to deliver a press conference on Monday 9 June and you can watch it right here on Pocket-lint at 23:00 UK time (BST). Our American friends... >>

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare E3 2014 trailer shows off futuristic first person shooter

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare E3 2014 trailer shows off futuristic first person shooter

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Xbox used Call of Duty: Advanced Warefare to kick off its E3 2014 media briefing. And boy did it start with a bang; the sound system made every bullet, bomb and bang rumble through the audience to add greater impact. But the thing that really strikes... >>

Xbox One’s road to success hangs on Halo 5. Can Master Chief put Microsoft in pole position?

Xbox One’s road to success hangs on Halo 5. Can Master Chief put Microsoft in pole position?

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All eyes were on Xbox at its E3 2014 press briefing to see what exclusive goodies it could come up with to secure the success of the Xbox One console. The answer? It all hangs on Halo. Throughout the briefing, which took place at The Galen Center in downtown... >>

Want to drive the Nurburgring in Forza 5? It’s available today, for free

Want to drive the Nurburgring in Forza 5? It’s available today, for free

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We're big fans of Forza and racing in general. So when it was announced that the classic Nürburgring will be made available for Forza Motorsport 5 we got rather excited. Dan Greenwalt of Turn 10 Studios took to the stage at the Xbox media briefing in... >>

Tomb Raider returns in 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider introed at E3 2014

Tomb Raider returns in 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider introed at E3 2014

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Tomb Raider was one of our favourite titles to arrive in 2013. And now we have another one to look forward to. Unveiled at the Xbox media briefing at this year's E3, Rise of the Tomb Raider will see Lara Croft arrive back at the end of 2015. Details are... >>

Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity gameplay trailer introduces collaborative multiplayer

Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity gameplay trailer introduces collaborative multiplayer

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At the E3 2014 Xbox media briefing, Vincent Pointbriant, senior producer at Ubisoft, announced that Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity will be the first title in the franchise to introduce collaborative multiplayer. Via Xbox Live it will be possible to join... >>

E3 2014: We're here in LA to bring you all the gaming coverage

E3 2014: We're here in LA to bring you all the gaming coverage

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It's E3 2014 time and Pocket-lint is on hand at the gaming expo in Los Angeles to bring you all the latest coverage. Following last year's release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the 2014 show is all about Microsoft looking to get a step ahead of Sony... >>

Watch the Xbox E3 2014 press conference right here, Pocket-lint hosts official live stream

Watch the Xbox E3 2014 press conference right here, Pocket-lint hosts official live stream

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It's E3 gaming expo o'clock once again, and in the follow-up year to its Xbox One announcement Pocket-lint is on hand at the show in LA to bring you all the latest news and goodies. We're also proud to present the live feed of the Xbox E3 Media Briefing,... >>

Sony Cyber-shot HX60V review
3.5 stars

Sony Cyber-shot HX60V review

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There is no shortage of 30x optical zoom compact cameras on the market in 2014, with the Sony Cyber-shot HX60V slotting neatly into the company's compact lineup. If you're looking for a zoom to cater for wide-angle group shots and those far-and-away subjects... >>

A week in reviews: 2 - 6 June

A week in reviews: 2 - 6 June

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The week started with a bang with Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference unveiling new OS X Yosemite and the anticipated mobile iOS 8 update. We were at the conference to soak it all up and, being the masters of being in many places at once, we also bring... >>

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ review
4.0 stars

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ review

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The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ is no ordinary tablet. Just once glance at the cylindrical bulge to its side edge, which doubles as a built-in flip-stand, confirms that. Now in its second-generation configuration, it seems Lenovo has been listening to criticism... >>

Apple Family Sharing new to iOS 8: Access purchases and share content among the whole family

Apple Family Sharing new to iOS 8: Access purchases and share content among the whole family

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One of the main themes to come out of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2014 is that Apple is opening up cross-device sharing. Family Sharing is part of the forthcoming iOS 8 iPhone and iPad operating system update and will give families of up to... >>

A week in reviews: 26 - 30 May

A week in reviews: 26 - 30 May

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With this year's E3 expo just around the corner, last year's big game announcements are beginning to trickle out as full releases. Watch Dogs is this summer's biggest anticipation, but is it really as good as we all hoped it would be? We bring our verdict.... >>

Nissan Juke review (2014)
4.0 stars

Nissan Juke review (2014)

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When we first reviewed the Nissan Juke we found it fun, but weren't entirely thrilled with its every aspect. So we stepped into the revamped 2014 Juke with some trepidation. Described as the "facelift" model, we had fears that those distinctive looks... >>

Hands-on: Pentax 645Z review

Hands-on: Pentax 645Z review

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Is there still life in medium format cameras? Pentax thinks so with the introduction of the 645Z, the second medium format model in its digital line. Replacing the 40-megapixel 645D, the 51-megapixel 645Z makes some critical changes, including a price... >>

Watch Dogs review
4.5 stars

Watch Dogs review

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Few games have as much weight on their shoulders as Watch Dogs. When the open-world, hacking-themed title was delayed back in November 2013 it left a lingering question: had ongoing hype set the bar of expectation too high? Ubisoft took a step back to... >>

A week in reviews: 19 - 23 May

A week in reviews: 19 - 23 May

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Ever the varied week, it's a mixture of all kinds of goodies on Pocket-lint this week, headed by the surprise announcement from Microsoft that the Surface 3 is a larger format device than its predecessor. And while that might boggle the mind, you should... >>

Qualcomm: 'Snapdragon 805 is the first end-to-end full 4K mobile experience'

Qualcomm: 'Snapdragon 805 is the first end-to-end full 4K mobile experience'

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Qualcomm is making one thing abundantly clear about its forthcoming Snapdragon 805 processor: it's all about 4K. "Our belief is that 4K will be driven by mobile," said Tim McDonough, Qualcomm's vice president of marketing, at a preview session exploring... >>

Microsoft Surface 2 4G review
4.0 stars

Microsoft Surface 2 4G review

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Just shy of a year ago the original Surface RT landed in Pocket-lint towers. And we were rather taken with its ambition. A tablet looking to steal the crown from laptops - a great idea. But an idea that, as we were acutely aware then, carried with it... >>

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review
4.0 stars

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review

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As the compact camera market continues to shrink, the outlay of new product seems to be surfing a common theme: zoom is increasing in a war waged with fixed-lens smartphone cameras. The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS - the update to the earlier SX280 HS model... >>

Wolfenstein: The New Order review
4.0 stars

Wolfenstein: The New Order review

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Count to four. Inhale. You're going to need that breath, for Wolfenstein: The New Order is a grizzly ride on the insane-go-round. The premise of the title has always been teetering on the absurd: Nazis with futuristic technologies have won the Second... >>

A week in reviews: 12 - 16 May

A week in reviews: 12 - 16 May

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This week smartphones are the big news. In addition to our full review of the affordable and often brilliant Huawei Ascend P7, we've seen the new budget Motorola Moto E and small-scale HTC One mini 2 announced too. We've also been driving in sunny Portugal... >>

Hands-on: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III review

Hands-on: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III review

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We've always been advocates of the Sony RX100. Both the original and Mk II models offered exceptional image quality in a truly pocketable design that, to some degree, rewrote the expectation of what a compact camera could do. The Sony Cyber-Shot RX100... >>

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III adds built-in electronic viewfinder and wider-angle, faster lens to RX-line

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III adds built-in electronic viewfinder and wider-angle, faster lens to RX-line

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The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III has been announced, boasting a new 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 (equivalent) lens and new built-in electronic viewfinder. It arrives alongside the original and second-generation RX100 models to sit at the top of the trio as the most... >>

Toshiba Encore review
3.5 stars

Toshiba Encore review

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The 8-inch tablet market is full of a raft of devices to choose from, many of which double-up as laptop alternatives with keyboard dock and stylus inputs. Not so the Toshiba Encore, a full Windows 8.1 device that is just that; no additional bells and... >>