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Xbox One Fall Update 2017 rolling out to your console now, here's what it adds

Xbox One Fall Update 2017 rolling out to your console now, here's what it adds

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After a beta roll-out to those on the Insiders programme in August, Microsoft is now updating all Xbox One consoles with the Fall Update. It adds a raft of new features, including the ability to completely customise your home screen, and if you haven't... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 elite judges revealed: Industry pros to vote alongside you

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 elite judges revealed: Industry pros to vote alongside you

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners will be announced during a swish event in London on 14 November, but before we can hand out the 19 prized gongs for the best products of the year, we have to decide what they'll be.This year we've changed... >>

Watch the Huawei Mate 10 launch livestream right here

Watch the Huawei Mate 10 launch livestream right here

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Huawei is in the process of unveiling its next flagship smartphones, the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro, with the latter the one to come to the UK.You can find out more from the links below: Huawei Mate 10 Pro initial review: A flagship to take... >>

"UK's fastest 4G Wi-Fi device" now available exclusively from EE

"UK's fastest 4G Wi-Fi device" now available exclusively from EE

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EE has announced that it has the UK exclusive for the Netgear Nighthawk M1 and calls it the country's "fastest 4G Wi-Fi device".It is available now, both online and in EE stores, and is capable of superfast speeds thanks to Cat 16 specification.Considering... >>

Turn your Android phone into a Game Boy for £50, Smart Boy now available

Turn your Android phone into a Game Boy for £50, Smart Boy now available

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We've seen a few accessories for smartphones that either add joypad buttons or even turn your device into a mini arcade machine, but the Smart Boy, available via PQube in Europe, is best gaming add-on we've ever seen. It turns your Android smartphone... >>

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

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There is an amazing line-up of TV shows and series coming our way soon on streaming services and some crackers that have just started to appear. New episodes of Star Trek Discovery are released each week and Mr Robot season 3 has begun at last. Hurrah!Then,... >>

Google Play and Disney's Movies Anywhere join forces, get 5 top blockbusters for free

Google Play and Disney's Movies Anywhere join forces, get 5 top blockbusters for free

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Disney's Movies Anywhere digital library service is expanding. Not only will it now include films from rival studios Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros, it has joined forces with Google so you can watch your Movies Anywhere content on Google... >>

Honor 7x is the 18:9 display phone you can definitely afford

Honor 7x is the 18:9 display phone you can definitely afford

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Honor has announced its new mid-range smartphone, initially for the Chinese market but also likely to hit other regions in the coming months.The Honor 7x is a 5.93-inch phone with an 18:9 2160 x 1080 almost bezel-free display, at least on the sides.It... >>

SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again
4.0 stars

SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again

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As soon as the NES Classic Mini was released last year we set our hearts on a follow-up, after all, the Super Nintendo was a better console and the first that really set our hearts a'flutter.That's why the announcement of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super... >>

SNES Classic Mini stock reports: Is the Nintendo retro console back in stock?

SNES Classic Mini stock reports: Is the Nintendo retro console back in stock?

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After the SNES Classic Mini console pre-order round, it has been a devil to get hold of the machine unless you happened to get your order in early doors. And by early, we mean within the first 30 seconds or so of pre-orders opening.The good news is that... >>

Roku finally brings a 4K HDR media streamer to UK, plus new £30 set-top-box

Roku finally brings a 4K HDR media streamer to UK, plus new £30 set-top-box

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At the beginning of October, Roku refreshed its US line-up of media streamers, including an updated version of the entry-level Roku Express and a version of its Streaming Stick with 4K HDR support.Now both have been announced for the UK too, bringing... >>

Nvidia determined to make Robotaxis a reality with Pegasus autonomous driving computer

Nvidia determined to make Robotaxis a reality with Pegasus autonomous driving computer

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Games hardware company Nvidia is one of the biggest players in autonomous vehicles, supplying chipsets and architecture to many car manufacturers developing in the field.However, its latest AI computer could prove to be the biggest breakthrough yet,... >>

Samsung VR7000 Star Wars limited edition Powerbots use the CycloneForce, Luke

Samsung VR7000 Star Wars limited edition Powerbots use the CycloneForce, Luke

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Samsung has partnered with Disney and Lucasfilm for a duo of limited edition Star Wars versions of its VR7000 Powerbot robotic vacuum cleaner.A Darth Vader version comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and own remote control, while a Stormtrooper model is designed... >>

PlayStation Paris Games Week Media Showcase: When is it and can you watch it online?

PlayStation Paris Games Week Media Showcase: When is it and can you watch it online?

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Although it skipped Gamescom in August, Sony will be hosting a PlayStation Live press event at the beginning of Paris Games Week this month.It will be showing the latest footage from many PS4 games and, possibly, a couple of hardware announcements are... >>

iPad Pro next to get Apple Face ID, claims report

iPad Pro next to get Apple Face ID, claims report

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Apple's next refresh of its iPad Pro tablet line-up will be next to get Face ID technology, it is claimed.Trusted market analyst, Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities is confident that new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, likely to come next summer,... >>

Best movies to look forward to in 2017 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers

Best movies to look forward to in 2017 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers

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We're rapidly heading towards the holiday season - yipes. That means the blockbuster hits are once again coming thick and fast. And then, of course, there's 2018, which is already looking like a cinematic cracker.There are returns for some much-loved... >>

Windows Phone: 10 moments that defined the life and death of Microsoft's mobile platform

Windows Phone: 10 moments that defined the life and death of Microsoft's mobile platform

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Windows Phone is officially over. Microsoft has finally admitted defeat in its battle against Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms.It won't be releasing any new versions of its Windows 10 Mobile software, nor will it release new hardware.... >>

Windows Phone is dead, Microsoft admits in tweet

Windows Phone is dead, Microsoft admits in tweet

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Microsoft has finally given up on Windows Phone. At least, when it comes to new updates or hardware.The company's Windows 10 head, Joe Belfiore, has posted on his own Twitter account that while there will be patches to fix bugs and plug security holes,... >>

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television

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A year or so ago, buying a 4K TV might not have crossed your mind. Content wasn't readily available, prices were high and the technology was only in its early stages.However, just 12 months later everything has changed. If you're in the market for a new... >>

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?

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So you're wondering which games console to buy yourself, a friend or family member and are finding it tough considering there's so much choice?Nintendo has the Switch, Sony has the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro, and Microsoft is soon to add the Xbox One... >>

Xbox One X enhanced games list: Here are all the games that play better on Xbox One X

Xbox One X enhanced games list: Here are all the games that play better on Xbox One X

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During E3 2017 in June, Microsoft announced a handful of first-party games that will be getting patches to make the most of the Xbox One X.The list has since grown dramatically, with many third-party publishers and developers announcing Xbox One X enhancements... >>

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

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For a considerable while now, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One or Xbox One S (reviewed here). Not all of your old library of games are playable, but there are several hundred titles now available. And Xbox is adding to this list... >>

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world
4.0 stars

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world

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We've dabbled in VR many times before, even as far back as the beginning of the 90s with W Industries' Virtuality system. More recent years have given us mobile-based devices, such as Samsung's Gear VR and Google Cardboard, but such devices are essentially... >>

Best 4K HDR TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2017

Best 4K HDR TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2017

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The time of Ultra HD or 4K is now. This latest step in high-definition is no longer something for the rich and privileged, it's coming from all sides, making your TV viewing better than ever before.There's a huge amount of choice and plenty of confusion:... >>

How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system

How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system

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As part of its Sonos One launch event in New York, Sonos also revealed that Alexa voice control is now available for all Sonos devices.If you are part of its public beta program, you can add Alexa support to your Sonos speaker or entire system through... >>

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pre-order deals, prices and details

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pre-order deals, prices and details

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Google has announced its 2017 smartphones in the shape of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.The Pixel 2 is a 5-inch handset while the larger of the two devices has a 6-inch screen. They both have the exact same features, including similar design, fingerprint... >>

Alexa voice control now available for Sonos speakers

Alexa voice control now available for Sonos speakers

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Sonos has introduced Amazon Alexa voice control to all its existing speakers. You can now speak to your existing Sonos system through Amazon's Echo devices thanks to a public beta launched today, Tuesday 4 October.You will be prompted to download... >>

Stranger Things: The Game out now for iOS and Android, and it's free!

Stranger Things: The Game out now for iOS and Android, and it's free!

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Netflix and app developer BonusXP have partnered to bring us Stranger Things: The Game for iOS and Android.It's available as a free download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store, with no in-app purchasing required.The game is retro-themed,... >>

Best Xbox One controller yet? Scuf Gaming and Porsche partner for limited edition Forza Elite

Best Xbox One controller yet? Scuf Gaming and Porsche partner for limited edition Forza Elite

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Scuf Gaming, a company the customises and builds stunning, pro games controllers, has partnered with Porsche and Turn 10 Studios to create what we feel is one of the best looking Xbox One gamepads yet.The Scuf Forza Elite controller is designed for those... >>

Amazing Sonos leak discovers smart speaker name, you'll never guess it

Amazing Sonos leak discovers smart speaker name, you'll never guess it

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Sonos will hold an event in New York later today to formerly announce its latest speaker, much rumoured to be a smart, voice controlled device much like Amazon Echo and Google Home. However, we might have learned a major aspect of it ahead of the announcement:... >>

Uber CEO and TfL have "constructive meeting" in steps to avoid London ban

Uber CEO and TfL have "constructive meeting" in steps to avoid London ban

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Last week, regulatory body Transport for London revealed that Uber has been refused a renewed licence to operate in the UK's capital.The app-based taxi firm will not be able to pick up passengers in the city beyond the expiry of its current licence. That... >>

Xbox One 4K movie prices plummet, thanks mainly to Apple

Xbox One 4K movie prices plummet, thanks mainly to Apple

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With Apple launching Ultra HD versions of many films on iTunes at rock bottom prices, others are following suit. First, Amazon dropped its 4K movie prices, for both rental and purchase, now Microsoft, through the Xbox Store, is doing the same.Apple launched... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 shortlist: Your chance to vote for your favourites

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 shortlist: Your chance to vote for your favourites

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Towards the end of each year, we host our awards ceremony to reveal the best gadgets from the previous 12 months.The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is now in its 13th year and we're now ready to reveal the products that have caught our eye so much they... >>

Bowers & Wilkins PX review: ANC and audiophile talents combine in these knock-out over-ears
5.0 stars

Bowers & Wilkins PX review: ANC and audiophile talents combine in these knock-out over-ears

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Bowers & Wilkins always takes its time over things. It is never one to rush out a speaker or pair of headphones simply because a new technology has popped up. It would rather do something well or not at all.That has been evidenced in almost all of its... >>

Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones are company's first with active noise cancellation

Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones are company's first with active noise cancellation

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Bowers and Wilkins has finally entered the ANC arena with its PX headphones. The over-ear cans come with active noise cancellation and replace the company's P7 Wireless in its line-up.That's because they have audiophile traits, even with the noise cancellation... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

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A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have "dumb" TVs. And in that case, if you want to access streaming services, you'll need a streaming box.With such a vast range of streaming... >>

Sony PSVR 2 coming with HDR passthrough and built-in headphones

Sony PSVR 2 coming with HDR passthrough and built-in headphones

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Sony will soon release an updated version of PlayStation VR (PSVR), its PS4-driven virtual reality headset.The first headset has been a success, with a flood of games also available since launch last year, but there are a couple of niggles with the original... >>

Gett taxi app takes cheeky swipe at Uber London ban, gives you £15 off with this code

Gett taxi app takes cheeky swipe at Uber London ban, gives you £15 off with this code

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After Uber was deemed not "fit and proper" to hold a London private hire licence, rendering it unable to operate in the capital if an appeal is unsuccessful, black cab ordering app company Gett aims to capitalise with a clever and cheeky campaign.As well... >>

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... >>

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Price, games, stock updates and more

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Price, games, stock updates and more

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After the incredible success of its miniature, remade NES console, Nintendo has released a follow-up; this time based on the much-loved Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES for short.A Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES is now available, having shipped... >>

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player
4.5 stars

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player

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Destiny was, and still is, a great game. It was overly ambitious to begin with, and a little pompous and overblown in its sci-fi tropes, but with each expansion pack it evolved into the epic first-person shooter we’d originally hoped for.We had one... >>

GoPro Hero6 Black is 4K60 capable and has "most advanced" video stabilisation yet

GoPro Hero6 Black is 4K60 capable and has "most advanced" video stabilisation yet

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GoPro has announced its latest flagship action camera, and while it weighs in at £499 and is therefore £100 more expensive than last year's model, it's because it can safely be called the company's most technically advanced yet.The GoPro Hero6 Black is... >>

Red Dead Redemption 2 second trailer arrives and it's incredible, watch it here

Red Dead Redemption 2 second trailer arrives and it's incredible, watch it here

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Rockstar has posted the second trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 and it looks absolutely stunning.There is plenty of character footage this time around, as well as shots of the vast landscape you'll be playing in.We cannot wait..Sadly though we'll have... >>

All-new Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick: Which Amazon Fire streaming device is for me?

All-new Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick: Which Amazon Fire streaming device is for me?

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Amazon's Fire TV devices are the company's fastest selling products of all time, beating both the Kindle and Fire tablets. The range allows you to access and stream a variety of content, including Amazon's own The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard... >>

LG V30 pre-order UK: Carphone Warehouse deals now open

LG V30 pre-order UK: Carphone Warehouse deals now open

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Carphone Warehouse is carrying the LG V30 exclusively in the UK, and pre-order deals are now open for LG's latest super phone.You'll be able to get it in two colours, Cloud Silver and Moroccan Blue, but sadly there's no sign of the black version... >>

New Amazon Fire TV announced, with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and more

New Amazon Fire TV announced, with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and more

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After Apple announced its own, all-singing, all-dancing 4K HDR set-top-box, we have been on baited breath to find out how Amazon would respond.Well, now it has. And not with a replacement to its set-top-box, but a dongle more like the Google Chromecast.Designed... >>

Amazon Echo Connect turns your landline into an Alexa-enabled space-age phone

Amazon Echo Connect turns your landline into an Alexa-enabled space-age phone

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During an exclusive briefing in Seattle, Amazon has announced the Echo Connect, a box that you plug your landline phone connection into to turn it into a voice-controlled system.The box, which will be launched in the US first and come to the UK and Germany... >>

Twitter trials 280 character limit, but you can do it yourself with this great hack

Twitter trials 280 character limit, but you can do it yourself with this great hack

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Twitter is considering raising the character limit of tweets to 280, double the amount you are currently restricted to. This, it claims, will enable its users to better express themselves.Not all countries will be affected, as those who tweet in Japanese,... >>

iPhone X battery larger than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone X battery larger than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

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Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones are now available, with the flagship iPhone X to follow on 3 November. And there are plenty out there willing to wait in order to find out if the extra cost is really worth it.Well, we can reveal, thanks... >>

Scrapped Xbox smartwatch pictures leak online

Scrapped Xbox smartwatch pictures leak online

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Back in 2013, Microsoft was developing its own smartwatch and planned to release it under the Xbox brand. However, it ditched the idea and has mostly pulled out of the wearables market since.Now images have emerged online of one of the scrapped Xbox... >>