Archive for Rik Henderson

Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price

Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price

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Nintendo is about to address two of the biggest complaints levelled at Super Mario Run, that it has too few levels and costs too much to unlock the full game.It is releasing a huge update to the game, which will be available from Friday 29 September.... >>

Uber plans safety and driver changes to avoid London ban

Uber plans safety and driver changes 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... >>

Does Lyft operate in London? Uber ban has passengers panicked

Does Lyft operate in London? Uber ban has passengers panicked

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With Transport for London's refusal to reissue a private hire licence for Uber in London, panicked customers are seeking alternatives already.Uber will continue to operate until at least Friday 13 October, when the its appeal to the licence withdrawal... >>

Apple TV 4K: The full list of 4K HDR and Dolby Vision movies on iTunes

Apple TV 4K: The full list of 4K HDR and Dolby Vision movies on iTunes

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Apple has started to add 4K HDR movies on iTunes, with Dolby Vision where possible. Apple TV 4K will go on sale tomorrow, 22 September, but you can still order your 4K content in advance.If you open iTunes on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, PC or even... >>

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

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? Apple TV 4K vs Fire TV 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... >>

You can now get an Nvidia Shield TV for just £179, to directly rival Apple TV 4K

You can now get an Nvidia Shield TV for just £179, to directly rival Apple TV 4K

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With all the hoo-hah surrounding the Apple TV 4K box you'd think it was the first set-top-box to adopt 4K HDR and Dolby Vision video streaming. But it wasn't even close to being the first.Nvidia's Android-powered Shield TV box is in its second generation... >>

Don't think you can buy a US cellular Apple Watch 3 on the cheap, it won't work in UK

Don't think you can buy a US cellular Apple Watch 3 on the cheap, it won't work in UK

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As soon as Apple releases anything, many in the UK quickly scour the US Apple store site to compare prices. And often, thanks to exchange rates and duties, the kit over there turns out to be less expensive, even after state tax.If you are heading to America... >>

iOS 11 battery problems causing iPhone issues, there is a fix but...

iOS 11 battery problems causing iPhone issues, there is a fix but...

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If, like us, you downloaded iOS 11 as soon as it became available on Tuesday 19 September will most likely have noticed that same as we did a day later; battery life now sucks.As with most new Apple operating system releases, battery life seems to drain... >>

Google will make own future Pixel phones after buying part of HTC

Google will make own future Pixel phones after buying part of HTC

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Google's rumoured acquisition of part of HTC's phone business is now official. It has paid $1.1 billion to take on some of HTC's staff and hardware expertise, including the team assigned to designing Pixel smartphones.It has also signed an agreement for... >>

Ikea Place uses Apple ARKit to show you new furniture in your own home

Ikea Place uses Apple ARKit to show you new furniture in your own home

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Ikea has released its promised augmented reality app, as announced during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June.Ikea Place is available in the US now and coming to the UK soon. It is a free iOS app that uses Apple ARKit to show you what Ikea... >>

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... >>

Xbox One X: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Xbox One X: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Announced during E3 2016, as Project Scorpio, the console now know as Xbox One X is, in Microsoft's own words, the "most powerful console yet". See it on Amazon US See it on Amazon UK See it on GAME UK See it on Tesco Direct See it on John Lewis... >>

Xbox One X preview: Move over PS4 Pro, a bigger kid is coming to town

Xbox One X preview: Move over PS4 Pro, a bigger kid is coming to town

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Xbox officially unveiled the Xbox One X during E3 2017 in June. But at the time we could only play games on development kits. The internal hardware was nigh-on identical but we didn't, technically, go hands-on with a fully working console.We did, however,... >>

Can I get iOS 11 on my iPhone or iPad?

Can I get iOS 11 on my iPhone or iPad?

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Apple will be launching the full version of iOS 11 from 6pm BST today, 19 September, but will your phone or tablet be able to run it?Well, if you have an iPhone from the iPhone 5s and above you should be okay. In addition, you should be covered if you... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 longlist announced: See the best products that made the cut

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 longlist announced: See the best products that made the cut

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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... >>

Tile Sport preview: Waterproof protection for never losing your keys again

Tile Sport preview: Waterproof protection for never losing your keys again

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Tile Bluetooth tracking devices have been around a while now but few have caught the attention as much as the Tile Sport.Not only does it offer the same tracking abilities as the rest of the Tile family, it has extended range and waterproofing. It is... >>

Huge Huawei Mate 10 leak shows press pic of 6.1-inch behemoth

Huge Huawei Mate 10 leak shows press pic of 6.1-inch behemoth

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With a 16 October launch planned, we've heard plenty about the Huawei Mate 10 recently and are bound to hear much more on the build up.You're unlikely to see a better leaked picture, however, than the press image posted on twitter by @evleaks - himself... >>

Pokemon Go developer to use audio in follow-up AR game

Pokemon Go developer to use audio in follow-up AR game

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Pokemon Go developer Niantic is working on a follow-up augmented reality mobile game and is planning to incorporate audio cues. That means you won't always have to have your phone extended in front of you constantly as you play.Niantic's chief technical... >>

Your Nintendo Switch comes with a secret, hidden game

Your Nintendo Switch comes with a secret, hidden game

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Hackers have found a full game lurking in the code of the Nintendo Switch.Flog - an emulated version of NES classic Golf (hence the backwards name) - has been found in am area of the Switch's system software dedicated, they think, to emulation. It suggests... >>

How to make your own Xbox One Design Lab controller: From idea to hands-on in easy steps

How to make your own Xbox One Design Lab controller: From idea to hands-on in easy steps

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Limited edition and custom controllers have been hugely successful for all the current games consoles, with multiple colours and designs available from Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo alike.However, only one of those also allows you to design your own,... >>

Amazing bargain! Amazon Echo slashed to just £100, £50 off

Amazing bargain! Amazon Echo slashed to just £100, £50 off

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After its last limited time offer was a great success, Amazon has once again discounted the price of Amazon Echo Alexa-enabled speaker to just £99.99 - that's a mighty £50 off the usual £149.99 cover price.You can snap one up for a staggering £99.99... >>

iPhone 8 will fast charge, but reported to come with smaller battery

iPhone 8 will fast charge, but reported to come with smaller battery

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Apple announced three new handsets during its media briefing on Tuesday 12 September, with the closest to release being the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. They are effectively replacements for the existing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, with pre-orders starting tomorrow,... >>

Super Mario Odyssey special edition Nintendo Switch coming, and Mario in the buff

Super Mario Odyssey special edition Nintendo Switch coming, and Mario in the buff

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Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Switch bundle coming in time for Christmas, and it features our favourite moustachioed plumber. What's more, you'll also be able to see him in the nuddy - well, almost - in his new adventure, Super Mario Odyssey.During... >>

What is an eSIM and how will it change connected devices for the better?

What is an eSIM and how will it change connected devices for the better?

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Apple and Samsung have been in talks with major network providers to adopt electronic SIM cards for future smartphones. Samsung used the GSMA enabled eSIM on its Gear S2 Classic 3G, but now Apple has also turned to eSIM to add connectivity to the Apple... >>

EE exclusive UK network for Apple Watch Series 3 at launch, but others will follow

EE exclusive UK network for Apple Watch Series 3 at launch, but others will follow

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Apple announced a new version of its smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 3, during its special media event on Tuesday 12 September. It is faster than previous models and has a couple of new features.However, its biggest new addition is an eSIM - a tiny... >>

Apple TV 4K: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Apple TV 4K: Release date, price and everything you need to know

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As part of its September 2017 product unveiling event, Apple finally announced a follow-up to its fourth generation Apple TV with an enhanced model.Called Apple TV 4K, the new set-top box will be available from 22 September in two storage sizes: 32GB... >>

What is Apple AirPower wireless charging and will it work for your device?

What is Apple AirPower wireless charging and will it work for your device?

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Apple has revealed its latest iPhone handsets and along with some great new features, including Face ID biometric security on the new iPhone X, the company has finally embraced wireless charging.The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and forthcoming flagship phone... >>

Apple TV 4K announced: Ultra high definition, HDR and more

Apple TV 4K announced: Ultra high definition, HDR and more

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Apple has announced a new version of Apple TV with 4K and HDR video.The Apple TV 4K finally embraces 2160p video resolutions from streaming services, as well as UHD content through iTunes - including Spider-Man Homecoming, as shown during the launch event.It... >>

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, for re-release in 2018

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, for re-release in 2018

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After selling out prior to Christmas last year, the Nintendo Classic Mini consoles were much sought after - fetching high prices on reseller sites, such as eBay. And as soon as Nintendo announced that it was to discontinue production, in favour of this... >>

Now Apple gets in on the leaks, iPhone X Edition and 7th gen iPod Touch listed on official site

Now Apple gets in on the leaks, iPhone X Edition and 7th gen iPod Touch listed on official site

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Apple will unveil its new products tonight, including a trio of iPhones, an Apple Watch, new AirPods and a 4K HDR Apple TV. All of which being revealed recently in unofficial leaks.Now we have confirmation that an all-new, 7th gen iPod Touch is joining... >>

New Amazon Fire TV devices coming later this year, with 4K HDR and Echo functionality

New Amazon Fire TV devices coming later this year, with 4K HDR and Echo functionality

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While we're expecting a new, 4K HDR-capable Apple TV box to be announced tomorrow, Amazon already has plans to upstage it.It will reportedly release two new Fire TV devices later this year, both with the ability to output 4K HDR video at up to 60 frames... >>

iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X specs revealed in biggest leaks yet

iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X specs revealed in biggest leaks yet

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With the Apple event due tomorrow, Tuesday 12 September, there's not long to go before we officially see a whole swathe of updated and new products from the company.But thanks to a mighty swarm of leaks over the weekend, we think we know much of what... >>

99 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

99 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

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Technology can be a wonderful, glorious thing. It can also be totally and utterly misused, especially when in the hands of buffoons.Adobe Photoshop is a prime example of a tool that can make photos and images look spectacular, yet also create the most... >>

BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward

BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward

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BMW no longer sees itself as simply a car manufacturer; it now sees itself as a tech company. And it has revealed its plans for an emission-free future.By the end of the year, it claims that there will be 200,000 "electrified vehicles" (fully electric... >>

Bose SoundLink Micro waterproof Bluetooth speaker is tiny, tough and just shy of £100

Bose SoundLink Micro waterproof Bluetooth speaker is tiny, tough and just shy of £100

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Bose has announced an addition to its SoundLink wireless speaker range in the diminutive form of the SoundLink Micro.The Bose SoundLink Micro is just 983mm x 983mm x 348mm and 290g. It can be attached to your bike, rucksack or be placed just about anywhere.... >>

Loewe Bild 4 OLED 4K HDR TV offers designer looks for less than B&O

Loewe Bild 4 OLED 4K HDR TV offers designer looks for less than B&O

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Like Bang & Olufsen, Loewe has carved a niche for itself as a tech brand with design at its heart. Its TVs and speaker systems usually look as good as they perform.It embraced OLED TV tech for its Bild 5 set in recent times and has now turned to the same... >>

You can get the Nokia 8 from 13 September for £499: Here are the retailers and pre-order details

You can get the Nokia 8 from 13 September for £499: Here are the retailers and pre-order details

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Nokia has announced the official UK release date for the Nokia 8 and you don't have long to wait. It will be available from Wednesday 13 September from a variety of networks and retailers.The official UK price for the handset, SIM-free, is £499 but... >>

Google Pixel 2 specs, details and camera revealed in massive leak

Google Pixel 2 specs, details and camera revealed in massive leak

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Google is heavily tipped to unveil its two latest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, on 5 October and while we have heard plenty about each over the last couple of months, there have been few leaks as massive as the latest.Along with a couple of... >>

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 past big summer movie season and heading at pace towards holiday season - yipes. That means the blockbuster hits will come thick and fast for the next few months and throughout 2018.There are returns for some much-loved comic book characters,... >>

Logitech reinvents the trackball mouse with its wireless MX Ergo

Logitech reinvents the trackball mouse with its wireless MX Ergo

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The trackball mouse has never really gone away, but the concept has become a niche product in the last few years. Logitech hopes to reverse the trend with its wireless trackball, the MX Ergo.It's the company's first major, redesigned trackball in almost... >>

Best of IFA 2017: 12 best smartphones, speakers, headphones, TVs and more

Best of IFA 2017: 12 best smartphones, speakers, headphones, TVs and more

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The IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin is one of the largest in the world. It is also different in that it opens its doors to the public, as well as press and trade visitors.Many products are launched there each year and this year's event has... >>

IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter

IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter

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IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, now holds one of the most significant spots on the calendar for international launches and product showcases.The show started in 1924 as a radio convention and now, hosted in Messe Berlin, it's one of the world's... >>

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones

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After winning the Best Headphones category at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards in 2016, the MDR-1000X cans with active noise cancelling have become rather popular indeed - especially in the office here.Sony isn't resting on its laurels, however. It has... >>

LG V30 pre-order details: Carphone Warehouse exclusive in UK

LG V30 pre-order details: Carphone Warehouse exclusive in UK

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Carphone Warehouse has revealed that it will be carrying the LG V30 exclusively in the UK.The phone, as launched during the LG IFA 2017 press conference, will be available from October and you can pre-register your interest here: Register your interest... >>

LG V30 launch: What was launched and how to watch the IFA 2017 livestream again

LG V30 launch: What was launched and how to watch the IFA 2017 livestream again

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LG announced the LG V30 smartphone, a flagship successor to the V20, during its IFA 2017 press conference in Berlin.It streamed the whole thing online early on Thursday 31 August, so if you missed it you can catch-up on the event below.What happened... >>

Dedicated Amazon Prime Video app for Android hits Google Play at last

Dedicated Amazon Prime Video app for Android hits Google Play at last

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Amazon has finally provided a dedicated Android app for its Amazon Prime Video streaming service.While iOS phone and tablet owners have had the luxury of a native app for a considerable while, Android device users have had to install workarounds in order... >>

Panasonic adds 77-inch EZ1002 monster to 4K HDR OLED TV range

Panasonic adds 77-inch EZ1002 monster to 4K HDR OLED TV range

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During its IFA 2017 press conference, Panasonic announced that it is adding a 77-inch model to its line of 4K HDR OLED televisions.Coming this Autumn, the Panasonic EZ1002 has a 77-inch screen and, along with the EZ952, fits into the company's 4K Pro... >>

iPhone 8 features fully revealed in detailed report

iPhone 8 features fully revealed in detailed report

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There has been a lot said about the iPhone 8 in the last few months and we're pretty sure that, as we rush headlong to a prospective announcement event on 12 September, there'll be more to come yet. However, one report shows a more complete picture of... >>

Amazon Alexa users will soon be able to use Microsoft Cortana and vice versa

Amazon Alexa users will soon be able to use Microsoft Cortana and vice versa

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Amazon and Microsoft have jointly announced compatibility between their respective Alexa and Cortana voice assistants.You will soon be able to use Alexa on an Amazon Echo or another supported device to access Cortana features. In return, you will also... >>

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Eclipse is a 4K OLED TV with real class

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Eclipse is a 4K OLED TV with real class

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Bang & Olufsen has partnered with LG for its latest television, as announced at IFA 2017.The B&O BeoVision Eclipse is a 4K HDR TV using an LG OLED panel and comes in 55 and 65-inch variants.What makes it distinct and different from LG's own OLED offerings... >>