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Humax adds Netflix to FVP-4000T Freeview Play boxes

Humax adds Netflix to FVP-4000T Freeview Play boxes

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Humax's FVP-4000T Freeview Play recorders have just got even better, you can now play Netflix content using them. The 500GB and 1TB set-top-boxes have each received over-the-air updates to add the Netflix app. Subscribers to the paid TV and movie streaming... >>

Osmo Coding: Educational iPad game now helps kids learn programming

Osmo Coding: Educational iPad game now helps kids learn programming

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Osmo is an iPad system that aids education for children aged five to 12 through fun, intuitive game packs. It uses a base in which you stand your iPad and a camera attachment to scan objects placed on a table in front. They then work in combination... >>

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explained

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explained

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When it comes to virtual reality Google has already been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them content to view, through YouTube. However, 2016 is going be a far bigger year for VR... >>

E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles to expect

E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles to expect

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Each June, the games industry travels en masse to Los Angeles for E3, the western world's biggest videogames conference in order to show and see the hottest titles around. Ahead of the event there are always rumours that fly around about specific games,... >>

Xbox E3 2016 Briefing: How to watch it and what to expect for the Xbox One

Xbox E3 2016 Briefing: How to watch it and what to expect for the Xbox One

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Microsoft has announced the time and date for its annual pre-E3 media briefing in Los Angeles. It is traditionally the first to host its press conference on the Monday before the show opens, requiring the world's games press to queue for entry early... >>

Xbox One Slim set for E3 2016, more powerful Xbox upgrade coming 2017

Xbox One Slim set for E3 2016, more powerful Xbox upgrade coming 2017

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There has been plenty of talk of late about an upgraded 4K PlayStation, with rumours suggesting it will debut at E3 next month, but fewer facts have emerged about Microsoft hardware plans. Until now. Kotaku claims that its sources tell it that the company... >>

Kanex GoPower Mac: USB Type-C portable battery charger for MacBook

Kanex GoPower Mac: USB Type-C portable battery charger for MacBook

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Kanex has been making Apple accessories for quite some time now, but its latest could be seen as a Godsend for all those with 12-inch Retina MacBooks. The Kanex GoPower for Mac is a 15,000mAh portable battery that can fully charge a MacBook and iPhone... >>

ACW Star Wars Bluetooth speakers preview: Joined soon by Vader and Master Chief

ACW Star Wars Bluetooth speakers preview: Joined soon by Vader and Master Chief

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There have been a few Star Wars themed speakers over the years but few quite as visually impressive as the first duo of Bluetooth loudspeakers from British audio firm AC Worldwide. It revealed to Pocket-lint that it will be releasing additional models... >>

iPhone 7 case designs pictured (updated)

iPhone 7 case designs pictured (updated)

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It has been rumoured for a while that the iPhone 7 will not be a massive revolution in design terms to the iPhone 6 and 6s. Instead, it is said that it will continue the slim, rounded aesthetic we have seen for the last two generations. We've even seen... >>

Pebble 2016 line-up: Pebble Core, Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 explained

Pebble 2016 line-up: Pebble Core, Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 explained

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Pebble has announced a trio of new products that enhance the company's standing in the smartwatch and wearables sector. The first couple are replacement devices for its Pebble and Pebble Time watches. Cunningly titled Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, they... >>

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

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Twitter is making one of the biggest changes to tweet rules since the social network first launched. You will soon be able to tweet images, videos and like without them taking up part of the allowed 140 characters, That means tweets will be more expressive,... >>

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

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Skylanders Battlecast isn't the first app-specific outing for Activision's swathes of cartoon characters but it is one of the most intriguing. That's because as well as the free-to-play game that's available on app stores now, it combines with physical,... >>

Olympus TG-Tracker 4K camera tracks your location, speed and much more

Olympus TG-Tracker 4K camera tracks your location, speed and much more

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Olympus has announced its latest action camera in the Olympus Tough range and it records all-manner of extra data to go along with the footage. As well as film in 4K, the Olympus TG-Tracker measures altitude, depth, air and water temperature, geo-location,... >>

OnePlus Loop VR headset is completely free but out of stock (update)

OnePlus Loop VR headset is completely free but out of stock (update)

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Yesterday, OnePlus announced that it was giving away 30,000 Loop VR headsets, its own version of the Samsung Gear VR, for free. All you had to do is fill in the details on the site and pay a nominal shipping fee. However, as expected, it wasn't long before... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: England's Euro 2016 warm-up and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: England's Euro 2016 warm-up and more

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Freeview Play is an incredible useful tool that gives you the ability to scroll backwards through the electronic programme guide and choose catch-up shows to play automatically. Just find the show listed in the last seven days, click on it and it'll open... >>

Robert Kirkman's Outcast streams live on Facebook tonight, the new Walking Dead

Robert Kirkman's Outcast streams live on Facebook tonight, the new Walking Dead

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After the huge success of The Walking Dead, another TV series based on a Robert Kirkman comic book, Outcast was commissioned - this time by Fox International. The 10-episode first season will start in the UK on Fox on 7 June but you can watch the pilot... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast 2 and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast 2 and more

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Video streaming has been one of the fastest growing areas of entertainment technology over the last few years, but it has never been as accessible or enjoyable as it is today. Not only do we have swathes of different streaming services, each offering... >>

Further proof that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could have mammoth 6GB RAM

Further proof that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could have mammoth 6GB RAM

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Although September seems like a long way away it'll be on us like a shot. And we fully expect the beginning of the month to be exciting for Samsung and smartphone fans. The company is hotly tipped to unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 at an Unpacked event... >>

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

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During its Google I/O developers conference, the software giant hosted the inaugural Google Play Awards, a celebration of the most outstanding achievements in apps and games over the last year. The winners were selected by the Google Play team itself... >>

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos

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Sony has released the initial batch of screengrabs of Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony's first in the series for PlayStation 4 and they are, quite simply, staggering. GT Sport was originally announced during Paris Games Week last year but this is the first... >>

Adobe Spark replaces Slate, Post and Voice, create beautiful web stories in moments

Adobe Spark replaces Slate, Post and Voice, create beautiful web stories in moments

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A little over a year ago Adobe launched Slate, its online service that made the creation of beautiful, content-rich web stories and pages as simple as making a photo album. It also had two additional apps, Voice and Post, to help create animated videos... >>

Vodafone customers can charge Google Play apps to their bills, with 90% off

Vodafone customers can charge Google Play apps to their bills, with 90% off

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Vodafone has made it more simple for its customers to purchase apps and content from Google Play, with its Charge to Bill service. Android device owners can pay for items on Google Play by charging them to their monthly bill. What's more, to celebrate... >>

Is your broadband fast enough for video streaming? Here's how to find out

Is your broadband fast enough for video streaming? Here's how to find out

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If you're always wondering how fast your broadband actually is but can't decifer the multiple results provided by Speedtest, Netflix has launched a simple solution: Fast.com. If you're not worried about ping or upload speeds, Netflix's dedicated webpage... >>

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

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It's coming to the end of the domestic football season and there's not many prizes left to dole out. Liverpool sadly lost against Sevilla in the final of the Europa League and Manchester United will be taking on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final this... >>

Google Duo for iPhone and Android takes on Skype and FaceTime

Google Duo for iPhone and Android takes on Skype and FaceTime

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During its keynote at this year's Google I/O developers conference the company announced Duo, a simple video calling app for iOS and Android. It is designed to take on Apple's FaceTime and Microsoft's Skype by making the system as easy as possible. As... >>