Archive for Rik Henderson

This videogame will cost you a cool $10 million, can you guess what it is?

This videogame will cost you a cool $10 million, can you guess what it is?

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UK retailer Game has listed a one-off, exclusive game bundle that will set you back a cool $10 million (£7 million). That's enough to buy you a mega-yacht, Steve McQueen's 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, or one of Lionel Messi's toenails. However, if you'd... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Crimson Peak, Zoolander...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Crimson Peak, Zoolander...

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It's the weekend and that means it's once again time to leave the dross the regular terrestrial channels serve up on a Friday night, Saturday and Sunday and aim for the streaming services instead. Surely it's far better to catch a movie or TV show you... >>

Demand 5 is dead, My5 is Channel 5’s new catch-up service

Demand 5 is dead, My5 is Channel 5’s new catch-up service

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UK broadcaster Channel 5 has followed Channel 4 and ITV by rebranding its on demand service. Demand 5 will now be called My5 going forward. Apps have already started to update, with iOS and Android devices already getting the new My5 portal. Other places... >>

44 amazing and cringeworthy selfies

44 amazing and cringeworthy selfies

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The selfie phenomenon is unrelenting. Now we even have to put up with selfie sticks for goodness' sakes. That said, we'd be lying if we didn't dot our own social media accounts with a surreptitiously taken smartphone snap taken at arm's length, quite... >>

Snapdragon Wear will give your next smartwatch better battery life and more

Snapdragon Wear will give your next smartwatch better battery life and more

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Qualcomm has announced a wearables platform and new system on chip that could potentially solve a couple of the most common complaints for smartwatches. Many Android Wear smartwatches already use the company's Snapdragon 400 chipset, but the newly unveiled... >>

Pre-order Quantum Break on Xbox One, get Windows 10 PC version for free

Pre-order Quantum Break on Xbox One, get Windows 10 PC version for free

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Quantum Break, the Xbox One game that has been talked about for a couple of years, has finally been given a release date: 5 April. What's more, it's not just coming to Microsoft's console but will also be available for Windows 10 PCs. Microsoft has also... >>

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

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Virtual reality, or VR, is far from a new technology. It has been around for decades, giving users the chance to experience and interact in a world that is separate to their real, everyday lives. This in turn has been used for a variety of reasons, from... >>

Fantastic HTC M10 (Perfume) render shows a tasty looking phone

Fantastic HTC M10 (Perfume) render shows a tasty looking phone

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While we continue to wait for further, substantial, leaks surrounding the HTC One M10, XDA Developers Forum contributor hamdir has created a superb mock-up of the phone codenamed Perfume, which we thought was so good we just had to share it. Based on... >>

This is the LG G5: Phone revealed behind new touch-enabled Quick Cover case

This is the LG G5: Phone revealed behind new touch-enabled Quick Cover case

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LG is cracking on with its usual practice of seeding information about upcoming products ahead of the actual event. Like it does each year with IFA and CES, LG is drip feeding images and details about the main product it plans to show at Mobile World... >>

New Samsung Galaxy S7 edge pic leak shows it'll be a stunner for sure

New Samsung Galaxy S7 edge pic leak shows it'll be a stunner for sure

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There are less than two weeks to go until Mobile World Congress opens its doors in Barcelona and Samsung hosts its Samsung Unpacked conference, so we can fully expect the leaks on what we hope to see there to come thick and fast now. Today's is another... >>

Sonos finally gets full Apple Music support at last

Sonos finally gets full Apple Music support at last

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Apple Music has finally arrived on Sonos in full. From today, the full Apple Music streaming service will be available to all Sonos speaker owners and will provide access to all of the features subscribers expect. That includes the For You, New, Radio... >>

Voice dictation coming to Apple TV, you'll be able to speak your username and password

Voice dictation coming to Apple TV, you'll be able to speak your username and password

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Apple will introduce voice dictation to its 2015 Apple TV set-top-boxes in the near future, with beta software users already getting that function. The company has been trialling and adding new features to tvOS 9.2, which is hotly tipped to be announced... >>

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

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When we visited this year's Toy Fair in January there was a notable absentee: LeapFrog. The company specialises in gadgets for younger kids and has always been a must-see for us each year, with its cunning devices that ape adult equivalents. Now we know... >>

Sky Q goes on sale, from £42 a month and £99 one-off fee

Sky Q goes on sale, from £42 a month and £99 one-off fee

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Sky's all-new, all-singing and dancing TV entertainment system is now available. Sky Q can be bought from the company's own dedicated online store from today, 9 February. The Sky Q packages start at £42 a month, although there will also be set-up costs... >>

Sky Q first-look review: The future of multi-room television is now available to buy

Sky Q first-look review: The future of multi-room television is now available to buy

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When Sky originally launched its next generation Sky TV hardware at a dedicated event in London, it was very much a case of look but don't touch. The Sky Q system was present for brief demonstrations after the press conference, but we didn't get the... >>

PlayStation VR preview: Virtual reality for the gamers

PlayStation VR preview: Virtual reality for the gamers

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For much of its early life, Sony's foray into virtual reality was codenamed Project Morpheus. However, in September last year, during the Tokyo Game Show, it gave its first headset the, perhaps obvious, name of PlayStation VR. The product hasn't changed... >>

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

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Held at the start of each year, massive consumer electronics trade show CES always gives a good indication on what the hottest tech topics will be for the 12 months ahead. And if this year's show was any indication, we will finally be getting the 4K Ultra... >>

3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs won’t even support it

3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs won’t even support it

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It's been expected for quite a while but 3D in the home is officially kaput. Both Samsung and LG are phasing out the technology when it comes to new TVs and that will put the final nail in the format's coffin. It was telling for us that very few companies... >>

Three promises to freeze prices for five years if it buys O2

Three promises to freeze prices for five years if it buys O2

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In response to Ofcom's suggestion that the O2 acquisition by CK Hutchinson Holdings, owner of Three, would be bad for competition in the UK, the network's chairman has written an open letter which promises a price freeze if the deal goes ahead. Printed... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Tomorrowland, Sicario...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Tomorrowland, Sicario...

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Yay, it's the weekend and that means it's time to kick back, power-up a streaming device, such as the Roku set-top-boxes and scour for something cool, funny or both to chuck on. The only problem is that with thousands of channels and apps to choose from,... >>

Here’s the entire HTC Vive Pre manual: Needs a 5 by 6.5ft room

Here’s the entire HTC Vive Pre manual: Needs a 5 by 6.5ft room

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Whether it has been posted intentionally or not, HTC has made its HTC Vive Pre manual available for download. And it reveals some interesting facts about the forthcoming virtual reality headset - not least that we'll all need large living rooms to get... >>

You could soon be playing Mirror's Edge Catalyst, beta registration opens

You could soon be playing Mirror's Edge Catalyst, beta registration opens

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EA's long-awaited sequel to Mirror's Edge may have been put back to a May release but you will still be able to play it soon. The gaming giant has started a registration process to sign up for a public closed beta of Mirror's Edge Catalyst that will start... >>

ChatSim gives you unlimited messages worldwide for just £8 a year, including WhatsApp

ChatSim gives you unlimited messages worldwide for just £8 a year, including WhatsApp

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ChatSim is a new network idea that enables you to use any of the messaging apps on your phone or tablet as much as you like, all for just one yearly fee of £8. It works in countries around the world, and you don't even have to be on Wi-Fi to make use... >>

The brilliant PES 2016 is free on PC, download it now

The brilliant PES 2016 is free on PC, download it now

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Konami has made a free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer for PC and it is available to download from today. PES 2016 is an excellent return to form for the franchise - as you can read in our review of the console version here - and while the free-to-play... >>

Oculus Rift preview: The VR revolution begins here

Oculus Rift preview: The VR revolution begins here

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It has been almost four years in the making but the consumer model of the Oculus Rift is nearly upon us. It is available for pre-order now and will ship to some of the earliest backers from April. Having first appeared on Kickstarter in August 2012,... >>