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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... >>

Want to get an Xbox One Mini this Christmas? You’ll be out of luck

Want to get an Xbox One Mini this Christmas? You’ll be out of luck

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There have been rumours of late that Microsoft is planning a smaller, slimmer version of the Xbox One - dubbed by the press as the Xbox One Mini or Xbox One Micro - that could even be revealed in October for a Christmas release. However, it seems as if... >>

Does this leaked packaging confirm an iPhone 6S Plus?

Does this leaked packaging confirm an iPhone 6S Plus?

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Renowned Chinese tech site Wei Feng has posted an image that purportedly shows the packaging for an iPhone 6S Plus, which if genuine confirms the existence of the larger refreshed handset. Apple will hold its special press event on 9 September in San... >>

Here's how to watch the iPhone 6S launch and Apple 9 September special event, Windows users too

Here's how to watch the iPhone 6S launch and Apple 9 September special event, Windows users too

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Apple will hold its next major press event on 9 September and speculation already mounts on what will be revealed. There will almost certainly be the expected iPhone 6S and likely an iPhone 6S Plus too. However, the invite also suggests that a third phone... >>

You might be able to get a HTC Vive VR headset before Christmas

You might be able to get a HTC Vive VR headset before Christmas

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With the consumer model of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset not coming until early next year, perhaps in the spring, there's an ideal opportunity for another company to capitalise. But while HTC and Valve were expected to step up to the plate,... >>

How many real women used Ashley Madison? Almost none

How many real women used Ashley Madison? Almost none

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Since the threat of all of Ashley Madison's users having their data released online first emerged, it was heavily speculated that a vast majority of those would be of the male persuasion. However, there had to be some women right? After all, you can't... >>

Is this the cheapest 4K TV in the UK? Get Ultra HD thrills for less than £450

Is this the cheapest 4K TV in the UK? Get Ultra HD thrills for less than £450

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Chinese consumer electronics brand Hisense is set to enter the UK market with a bang. It is launching a 40-inch Ultra HD TV that will retail for just £449. What's more, the 50-inch and 55-inch models will be just £599 and £699 respectively. The company,... >>

Here's how to get completely free Android apps with no in-app purchases through Amazon Underground

Here's how to get completely free Android apps with no in-app purchases through Amazon Underground

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Amazon has launched Amazon Underground, a whole section of its appstore that offers completely free Android apps to download. They are full versions of thousands of games and other applications that, on other devices, might contain in-app purchases, but... >>

Is this Sony SRS-LSR100 a wireless speaker or TV remote control?

Is this Sony SRS-LSR100 a wireless speaker or TV remote control?

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Here's an oddity. Sony has released a device in Japan that looks like a wireless, portable speaker from one angle, but a remote control for a television from another. And that's because the Sony SRS-LSR100 is actually both. It has a full TV remote control... >>

If you’re not on the Xbox One Preview program already, you might never be

If you’re not on the Xbox One Preview program already, you might never be

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Microsoft has admitted that it is slowing down its acceptance process to the Xbox One Preview program. And owners who are still yet to apply to test new user experience features might now struggle to get a place. The Preview program has been running for... >>

Huge Star Wars: The Force Awakens unboxing taking place on YouTube, new trailers coming too

Huge Star Wars: The Force Awakens unboxing taking place on YouTube, new trailers coming too

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Disney is hosting the world's first-ever global live unboxing event on YouTube next week, where a whole stack of official Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will be revealed on a YouTube livestream. The merchandise will be revealed in stages as merchandise... >>

Astell&Kern does nothing by half, its in-ears feature Beyerdynamic Tesla technology and cost £799

Astell&Kern does nothing by half, its in-ears feature Beyerdynamic Tesla technology and cost £799

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During IFA 2015, audiophile brand Astell&Kern will launch the world's first in-ear headphones to feature Beyerdynamic's Tesla technology. The portable high-end audio specialist will debut its AK Ti8e earphones, which will cost £799 a pair and be made... >>