Archive for Rik Henderson

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... >>

Incredible leaked iPhone 6S video claims to show the real deal, with A9 chip and more

Incredible leaked iPhone 6S video claims to show the real deal, with A9 chip and more

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A video has appeared online that is claimed to be made up of manufactured parts of the iPhone 6S. And what's more, it boots up. The new parts, which are suggested to be part of the final phone launched next month, are said to be the logic board and display.... >>

LG's IFA line-up includes four new 4K OLED TVs, most with HDR

LG's IFA line-up includes four new 4K OLED TVs, most with HDR

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LG will debut four new televisions at IFA in Berlin next week, all of them 4K OLED sets. There will be three, at 55- and 65-inch screen sizes, that will also feature high dynamic range (HDR) technology: 55EF9500, 65EF9500 and a curved 55EG9200. There... >>

Philips Hue now comes with a wireless dimming kit

Philips Hue now comes with a wireless dimming kit

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Philips is introducing a kit for its Hue lighting system that includes a portable dimming switch you can stick onto a wall without any need for electrical wiring. The kit comes with a solitary Philips Hue white light bulb and the switch, with the latter... >>

Pebble Time Steel first impressions: What we think of the Apple Watch alternative so far

Pebble Time Steel first impressions: What we think of the Apple Watch alternative so far

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When we reviewed the Pebble Time at the beginning of last month, we liked it a lot but felt there was still scope for improvement. Since then there have been several minor firmware patches to paper over some of the cracks, but they were never likely to... >>

Is this the best festival tent ever? We check out Virgin Media's V Festival tech glamping experience

Is this the best festival tent ever? We check out Virgin Media's V Festival tech glamping experience

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Virgin Media has been the headline sponsor of the V Festival for many a year now, but this is the first where the company has had on-site Wi-Fi so stable that customers could get a connection almost all weekend. And what's more, a lucky few were treated... >>

Olympus OM-D E-10 Mark II enhances line-up with 5-axis image stabilisation

Olympus OM-D E-10 Mark II enhances line-up with 5-axis image stabilisation

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Olympus has announced a successor to the OM-D E-10 compact system camera, giving it a Mark II suffix and adding 5-axis image stabilisation to the mix. The OM-D E-10 Mark II will be available in mid-September from £550 for the body alone, up to £800... >>

You can pre-register for an iPhone 6S right now, and in 24K gold no less

You can pre-register for an iPhone 6S right now, and in 24K gold no less

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Goldgenie, the company that turns normal gadgets into expensive, luxury items by generally covering them in real gold, has given its hints as to when we might find out more about Apple's next smartphone. And has even opened its doors to customers who... >>

Huawei unveils a new Honor smartphone, but it's the 7i not the expected 7

Huawei unveils a new Honor smartphone, but it's the 7i not the expected 7

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Although it is heavily tipped that Huawei sub-brand Honor will launch a new phone next week - thought to be the Honor 7 - it's actually announced a device ahead of the press event. And the name of it could confuse matters dramatically. A handset was launched... >>

LeapFrog takes the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition head-on with the Epic Android tablet for little’uns

LeapFrog takes the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition head-on with the Epic Android tablet for little’uns

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Children's gadget and toy brand LeapFrog has responded to Amazon's entry into the kids tablet market with an Android device of its own. The LeapFrog Epic is designed specifically to be customised and can adapt to suit children as they age and become interested... >>

Ministry of Sound has always been ‘about the sound as well as the music’ as it sets up for quality Bluetooth speaker release

Ministry of Sound has always been ‘about the sound as well as the music’ as it sets up for quality Bluetooth speaker release

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Ministry of Sound has been moving more and more into the quality end of the audio speaker and headphone market of late, with the Audio S Plus portable Bluetooth speaker being a particular recent highlight. However, it won't end there. Indeed, the company... >>