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Philips Hue to be Apple HomeKit enabled, this is the hub you’ll need

Philips Hue to be Apple HomeKit enabled, this is the hub you’ll need

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The Philips Hue connected lighting system is set to be compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform. Philips has already confirmed as much, although now we have a leaked image of the network bridge needed to make it work, and the prospective price. The HomeKit... >>

Borderlands latest 360 game to get backwards compatibility to complete Xbox One Handsome Collections

Borderlands latest 360 game to get backwards compatibility to complete Xbox One Handsome Collections

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Those who own Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for the Xbox One will be fully aware that as excellent as it is, it is hardly complete. It only comes with Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! And while those two titles are simply superb,... >>

Apple Music will get better, promises iTunes boss

Apple Music will get better, promises iTunes boss

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When Apple Music launched in June it was seen as a Spotify killer, giving away three months of free access to entice iPhone, iPod and iPad users opting for it as their primary streaming service. But it has been widely criticised since then, with users... >>

Watch the Samsung Gear S2 launch right here, we have the IFA 2015 showcase livestream

Watch the Samsung Gear S2 launch right here, we have the IFA 2015 showcase livestream

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Although Samsung has already unveiled its Gear S2 smartwatch, including the specifications, there's still a lot of mystery about the device and we're yet to see it in the flesh, rather than just press images. It will be shown off for the first time during... >>

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming and how can I get it?

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming and how can I get it?

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To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview has cunning plans for a connected future. Earlier this year, managing director Guy North outlined the plans for Freeview Play at a London briefing for Pocket-lint... >>

Freeview Play release date revealed, coming with Panasonic TVs first

Freeview Play release date revealed, coming with Panasonic TVs first

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Freeview has announced when the first devices to sport Freeview Play will start to hit the market. It is coming in October. The first sets to be launched with Freeview Play on board are coming from Panasonic. Its 2015 line-up of Viera TVs, which have... >>

You can get your own working BB-8 rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thanks to Sphero

You can get your own working BB-8 rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thanks to Sphero

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Tomorrow, on what is being called by Disney Force Friday, a whole stack of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and other merchandise will be unboxed and revealed during an 18-hour livestream marathon on YouTube. However, we already know one of the gadgets... >>

IFA 2015: The story so far and what's still coming from Samsung, Sony, LG and others

IFA 2015: The story so far and what's still coming from Samsung, Sony, LG and others

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Consumer electronics show IFA is now upon us and that means just one thing for the weird and wonderful world of tech: new devices! IFA takes place from 4-9 September 2015 in Messe Berlin, but the press conferences have already started to stream by rapidly. So... >>

Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and new curved SUHD TVs with HDR debut at IFA 2015

Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and new curved SUHD TVs with HDR debut at IFA 2015

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Samsung has unveiled plans to introduce an Ultra HD Blu-ray player to the market soon. It mentioned the device during its IFA 2015 keynote and although price and release date are still to be revealed, it did confirm that as well as spin UHD Blu-ray discs... >>

Pop a Samsung SleepSense under your mattress and it could help you get a better night's rest

Pop a Samsung SleepSense under your mattress and it could help you get a better night's rest

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Samsung has announced a sleep monitor that you don't need to wear on a wrist through the night. Instead, the Samsung SleepSense sits underneath your mattress and links to a smartphone application in order to give you accurate statistics on your sleep... >>

Samsung SmartThings 2nd gen hands-on: The affordable sensors that make your home smarter

Samsung SmartThings 2nd gen hands-on: The affordable sensors that make your home smarter

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Since Internet of Things device manufacturer SmartThings was bought by Samsung a year ago, many wondered if the Korean company would close the ecosystem and use it predominantly for its own smarthome growth ambitions. However, that couldn't be further... >>

Sony continues down high-res audio path for new Walkman portable players

Sony continues down high-res audio path for new Walkman portable players

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Sony has announced a trio of Walkman devices to further its commitment to high-res audio in the home and on the move. The NW-A25HN and NW-A27HN devices are coming in October and take up where the A15 left off. They feature an enhanced version of Sony's... >>

Sony adding HDR compatibility to its 4K UHD Bravia TVs, including the new 75-inch X91C

Sony adding HDR compatibility to its 4K UHD Bravia TVs, including the new 75-inch X91C

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Sony is embracing High Dynamic Range picture technology for additional 4K Ultra HD Bravia TVs, other than the X93C and X94C sets previously announced. It will be adding HDR compatibility to the X91C, X90C, X85C and S85C series televisions via a network... >>

Best laptops and PCs of IFA 2015: Lenovo, Toshiba, Acer, Asus and more

Best laptops and PCs of IFA 2015: Lenovo, Toshiba, Acer, Asus and more

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Although the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin is perhaps best known for showing off the latest televisions and entertainment kit, many manufacturers also use the occasion to launch new laptops and PCs. Almost all of the press conferences prior... >>

PS4 System Software 3.0 will add YouTube livestreaming and a massive cloud upgrade for save games

PS4 System Software 3.0 will add YouTube livestreaming and a massive cloud upgrade for save games

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Sony has detailed what the forthcoming System Software update will bring to the PlayStation 4. Those lucky enough to have been successfully accepted into the beta test program will be getting the new user experience and therefore new features soon. The... >>

IMAX's new dual 4K laser projection system comes to UK on 2 October

IMAX's new dual 4K laser projection system comes to UK on 2 October

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IMAX will introduce its new laser projection system to London's Empire Leicester Square cinema from 2 October, launching with a showing of The Walk: An IMAX 3D Experience. The new system will be the first of its kind in Europe and consists of dual 4K... >>

TomTom Trucker 5000 can be customised for specific vehicles, doesn’t come with free Yorkie bar

TomTom Trucker 5000 can be customised for specific vehicles, doesn’t come with free Yorkie bar

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TomTom has announced a satnav designed for drivers of heavy goods vehicles who would also like to use it in their family car on days off. The TomTom Trucker 5000 is a 5-inch portable navigation system that is more compact than the existing Trucker 6000.... >>

Acer Predator 6 is a high end smartphone aimed at gamers

Acer Predator 6 is a high end smartphone aimed at gamers

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During its pre-IFA press conference, Acer announced a new smartphone it is aiming squarely at gamers. High-end and powerful, the Acer Predator 6 has a 6-inch screen and deca-core MediaTek processor - that's 10-cores of power - and there is 4GB of RAM... >>

Acer Revo Build is a modular PC that you can add new components to magnetically

Acer Revo Build is a modular PC that you can add new components to magnetically

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Acer has followed up last year's small form factor Revo PC with a new model that's also modular, so users can add and take away elements as they require. The Revo Build comes with two main components, the main unit and the graphics, and then other modules... >>

Lenovo's latest laptop and tablet line-up leads with the Ideapad MIIX 700 and its RealSense Camera

Lenovo's latest laptop and tablet line-up leads with the Ideapad MIIX 700 and its RealSense Camera

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Lenovo has announced a refresh for its laptop, all-in-one and 2-in-1 Windows 10 line-up ahead of IFA 2015 in Berlin. Undoubtedly the star of the new range is the Ideapad MIIX 700, a 12-inch 2-in-1/tablet that comes with a folio keyboard and up to a 6th... >>

Toshiba aims at MacBook with 'world's first' 4K 12.5-inch Satellite Radius 12

Toshiba aims at MacBook with 'world's first' 4K 12.5-inch Satellite Radius 12

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Ahead of IFA getting into full swing, Toshiba has announced a 12.5-inch convertible laptop that comes with an Ultra HD 4K display. The Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 can be spec'd with up to a 6th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and a 512GB... >>

Are you listening Netflix? Amazon Prime Instant Video content can now be downloaded for offline viewing

Are you listening Netflix? Amazon Prime Instant Video content can now be downloaded for offline viewing

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Amazon has pushed out an update to its iOS and Android applications that now enables subscribers to download TV shows and films to watch offline. Fire tablets also get the additional feature too. Download the new version of the apps and a large amount of... >>

Xbox One Elite bundle comes with 1TB of SSD hybrid storage for incredible loading speeds

Xbox One Elite bundle comes with 1TB of SSD hybrid storage for incredible loading speeds

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Microsoft announced a new Xbox One controller during E3 in June, which is designed for the more hardcore gamer - even professionals. But it seems that will not be the only part of the console getting an upgrade. Coming in November, around the same time... >>

PayPal.me is a social way of paying friends and family, grab your unique profile before it's gone

PayPal.me is a social way of paying friends and family, grab your unique profile before it's gone

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PayPal has created a form of money transfer aimed at the social network generation. Called PayPal.me it provides an easy to share URL that leads to a safe and secure, easy person to person payment page. Each user registers for their own URL, which will... >>

Mad Max first look review: Vast and furious

Mad Max first look review: Vast and furious

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The way the games industry has been going of late, it is becoming more and more difficult to review games fully in time for their public release. Often the developers are working right up to the wire and day one patches are becoming the norm. That’s... >>