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Osmo Coding review: Educational iPad game makes programming fun
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Osmo Coding review: Educational iPad game makes programming fun

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When you think of coding for kids, your mind probably envisions them learning some elaborate coding language in an experience akin to your French verbal exam when you were at school. But coding for kids comes in all shapes and sizes and doesn't have to... >>

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

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When we first played an early build of FIFA 17 during E3 in June we were a little worried about the gameplay. It came after a decent session with the new Pro Evolution Soccer and left us in no doubt that PES 2017 plays the better game of football. Thankfully... >>

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

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When Resident Evil 7 was announced during June's E3 it was very much shown as a poster boy for PlayStation VR. We even got to try the demo level using Sony's forthcoming headset during the trade show - much to our underwear's dismay. However, we did have... >>

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, Mafia III and more

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, Mafia III and more

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Last week, the games industry met en masse in Cologne for the biggest European videogames show, Gamescom. And that meant there were plenty of new games trailers released online that you wouldn't have seen before. All of the biggest games for the rest... >>

Gamescom 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

Gamescom 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

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There are many that think E3 is the biggest videogames show in the world, but that's because they've never experienced Gamescom. The German games convention is massive. And it's open to the public, which adds an all-new dynamic to the event. E3 is a strictly... >>

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

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When we first saw Rare's massively multiplayer pirate game at E3 in June we wondered if its co-operative teamplay mechanics would work for us. We've played many a co-op game before, but were not ones for constant communication throughout. Yet that's what... >>

Forza Horizon 3 preview: Shaping up to be the best Forza yet

Forza Horizon 3 preview: Shaping up to be the best Forza yet

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When we got to play Forza Horizon 3 at E3 in June we were already impressed by its scale and graphical flair, even though it was running on a 28-inch TV. Now, at Gamescom, we've also seen it running on a 55-inch screen via an Xbox One S with HDR support,... >>

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

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Those who thought tablets would kill the eBook reader market have had to eat their words over the last year or so. Not only are they still going strong, we are still treated to new innovations in the tech. The Amazon Kindle Oasis came out earlier this... >>

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

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Microsoft's Gears of War 4, developed by in-house team The Coalition, is shaping up to be the best chapter in the series for years. Not only is it the first to be developed specifically for the current generation Xbox One, it offers HDR graphics for Xbox... >>

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

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British tech firm Bush has announced a Digital TV Recorder that gives access to your stored programmes even when you are out and about. Thanks to ShowDrive support, users can record TV shows on the new set-top-box and watch them on mobile devices over... >>

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

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Since last November, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One. Not all of your old library of games are playable presently, but there are more than 250 titles currently available. Xbox is also adding to this list regularly as each title... >>

Huawei Mate 9 tipped for IFA 2016 after pics and specs leak

Huawei Mate 9 tipped for IFA 2016 after pics and specs leak

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There have been a couple of Huawei Mate 9 rumours floating around in the last few months, but nothing as significant as the latest. A couple of pics have been posted on Chinese forum site Weibo that are of the alleged casing for the forthcoming flagship... >>

Final Fantasy fans look away, FF15 delayed

Final Fantasy fans look away, FF15 delayed

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You've been waiting for 10 years for Final Fantasy XV (FF15) but we're afraid you'll have to wait a little longer as the game has been put back in order to "deliver the iconic Final Fantasy experience". Expected to release in around six week's time,... >>

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

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Virgin Media has unveiled a new set-top box over the last couple of days, the Virgin Media V6 box powered by TiVo. We're still awaiting details on what it has to offer but, in the meantime, users of existing boxes are to get new features from today too.... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

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After originally being spotted on a posting by the Federal Communications Commission, the new, round Asus ZenWatch 3 has broken further cover in a collection of hands-on pictures leaked online. The FCC filing suggested that the forthcoming smartwatch,... >>

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play

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Spotify has introduced a new section of its music streaming service dedicated to games. Now available as part of Spotify's "moods and genres", Gaming rounds up official games soundtracks and related playlists, including many that have been curated around... >>

Best films to look forward to in 2016 and 2017: Here are all the top movie trailers

Best films to look forward to in 2016 and 2017: Here are all the top movie trailers

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As we're now well in the second half of 2016, we've already had some cracking movie releases this year. Many of which are now even available to watch on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray or streamed online. But there are still a few massive films to come.... >>

Rogue One trailer shows Star Wars prequels can work after all

Rogue One trailer shows Star Wars prequels can work after all

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To be completely honest, we've not been as excited on the build up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as much as we were ahead of Force Awakens. After all, the track history of Star Wars prequels hasn't been great. But this new trailer changes everything.... >>

All-new 4K Virgin Media V6 TiVo box revealed, coming soon to rival Sky Q

All-new 4K Virgin Media V6 TiVo box revealed, coming soon to rival Sky Q

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Virgin Media has posted a teaser image of a new set-top-box on its corporate Twitter account, thought to be its answer to Sky Q. Earlier this year, as part of financial results statement in May, Virgin Media revealed that it will be launching a new, 4K-ready... >>

Xbox One S vs PlayStation Neo (PS4K): What’s the rumoured difference?

Xbox One S vs PlayStation Neo (PS4K): What’s the rumoured difference?

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With Sony announcing a special PlayStation event in New York for 7 September, it is commonly thought that we'll finally see the company's plans for its next generation console - a massively upgraded version of the PS4, currently codenamed PlayStation... >>

iPhone 7 dual camera will 'produce brighter, more detailed photos'

iPhone 7 dual camera will 'produce brighter, more detailed photos'

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It is highly likely that Apple will release at least two new smartphones in around four weeks time, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s, maybe an iPhone 7 Pro as well. Now a new report purportedly confirms two major features they should sport. As has been speculated... >>

If you still don’t know what No Man’s Sky is, let Bill Bailey explain all here

If you still don’t know what No Man’s Sky is, let Bill Bailey explain all here

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No Man's Sky is available in the UK now, having also been released in the US yesterday, 9 August. However, we're still being asked what you actually do in the PlayStation 4 and PC game. We posted our own guide here, which gives you the basics, but if... >>

2TB Xbox One S sold out "for good"

2TB Xbox One S sold out "for good"

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Microsoft has reportedly sold out of its limited edition 2TB Xbox One S consoles, with no plans of manufacturing more. If you didn't pre-order or snap one up straight after it was released earlier this month, you'll now have to wait until the 500GB or... >>

Bang & Olufsen embraces 4K Ultra HD and Android TV with BeoVision 14

Bang & Olufsen embraces 4K Ultra HD and Android TV with BeoVision 14

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It has been a couple of years since Bang & Olufsen unveiled a new television, the stunning BeoVision Avant. And it's been even longer since it released the BeoVision 11. However, a spiritual successor to the latter is now available in the form of the... >>

Two players meet in No Man’s Sky, guess what happened next?

Two players meet in No Man’s Sky, guess what happened next?

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No Man's Sky is finally released in the UK and other regions today, 10 August, after making its consumer debut in the States yesterday and it is already hitting the headlines with almost as much vigour as Pokemon Go. The latest nugget to get tongues a-wagging... >>