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Can 80 game Sega Mega Drive Mini be as popular as the SNES Classic Mini?

Can 80 game Sega Mega Drive Mini be as popular as the SNES Classic Mini?

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It's fair to say that Nintendo's decision to make smaller, reissued versions of its classic consoles was a winner. The NES Classic Mini was a huge success, selling out rapidly and becoming one of 2016's most sought-after Christmas presents.The SNES Classic... >>

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box

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When Nvidia first showed the latest iteration of its Shield TV Android streaming box it claimed it would be the first such device to come with 360-degree video support for YouTube.Now that time has come and a YouTube app update is rolling out that brings... >>

Now you can order Domino's pizza through Amazon Echo using Alexa

Now you can order Domino's pizza through Amazon Echo using Alexa

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Domino's is the first pizza take away service to offer voice ordering using Alexa through the Amazon Echo and other supported devices.You can use a new Domino's Alexa Skill to order pizza by commanding an Echo, Echo Dot, even the latest Amazon Fire... >>

Amazon's best boys toys 2017: 11 fun kids gadgets to buy or pre-order

Amazon's best boys toys 2017: 11 fun kids gadgets to buy or pre-order

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In July each year, Amazon puts on a special event to highlight the best products people might want for Christmas and beyond. And there is always one section particularly popular: toys.The retailer shows a range of tech toys and fun gadgets that kids would... >>

Nikon D850 confirmed, coming with "new technologies" on board

Nikon D850 confirmed, coming with "new technologies" on board

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Nikon has taken the bold step in announcing that a follow-up to the D810 is in the works, but with few details at present.It has confirmed that the Nikon D850 is "in development" and that it is the "next frontier in full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed... >>

Casio Edifice 501XD continues Bluetooth smartphone connectivity in analogue form

Casio Edifice 501XD continues Bluetooth smartphone connectivity in analogue form

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Casio Edifice has followed last year's Bluetooth connected analogue watch series with a follow-up.Designed in partnership with F1 team Toro Rosso, the Casio Edifice EQB-501, in red or blue fascia detailing, can link with a smartphone to ensure accurate... >>

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 finally into big summer movie season. That means the blockbuster hits are streaming into your local theatres and there are plenty more coming up over the next five months and throughout 2018.There are returns for some much-loved comic book characters,... >>

Best Comic-Con 2017 trailers: Ready Player One, Stranger Things, Westworld and more

Best Comic-Con 2017 trailers: Ready Player One, Stranger Things, Westworld and more

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The San Diego Comic-Con might be over for another year but it left us looking forward to some incredible movies and TV shows that are coming up later this year and long into next.During the convention we were treated to more news and revelations about... >>

Hands-on video shows Lenovo Folio bendable tablet working fully

Hands-on video shows Lenovo Folio bendable tablet working fully

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Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has been working on several tech concepts that will reimagine current gadgets. It recently revealed a bendable laptop during an event in New York that can be rolled to transport. And it has discussed bendy tablet formats in... >>

Xbox One X pre-order details won't be "too much longer"

Xbox One X pre-order details won't be "too much longer"

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Microsoft is soon to announce its pre-order details for the Xbox One X.Xbox boss Phil Spencer replied to a gamer's request on Twitter with confirmation that pre-order info for the new, 4K console won't be "too much longer". Our plan is set for this. ... >>

HTC U11 owners in UK can now use Alexa too

HTC U11 owners in UK can now use Alexa too

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One of the big features touted by HTC during the launch of its latest flagship smartphone was Alexa integration. The HTC U11 would not only have a new voice assistant on board, it'd have the one most rapidly taking over the world.It took a while to arrive,... >>

Nintendo N64 Classic Mini: Rumours, games and everything you need to know

Nintendo N64 Classic Mini: Rumours, games and everything you need to know

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After the phenomenal success of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in 2016, with stock selling out almost immediately as pre-orders became available, the same seems to have happened again with the follow-up: the SNES Classic Mini.It... >>

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

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Intel was full of beans when it acquired wearables company Basis a few years ago, even telling Pocket-lint that the Basis Peak smartwatch "worked the best" and development on new products would continue apace.However, it has now decided to shut down... >>

Nintendo Switch Online app out now for iOS and Android, just in time for Splatoon 2

Nintendo Switch Online app out now for iOS and Android, just in time for Splatoon 2

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We already knew that Nintendo delayed its full, paid-for online service until next year but in the meantime is allowing players to connect to each other for free. That means playing multiplayer games over the internet, such as Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon... >>

SFANS is a cheaper, more portable Nintendo Switch dock

SFANS is a cheaper, more portable Nintendo Switch dock

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We whooped and hollered when Nintendo announced that it would release a Switch dock you could buy separately. Finally, it meant we could move and play on at least two TVs in the home without the fuss of taking the whole dock with us.There's just one issue... >>

10 new Sky Sports channels explained: What they are and how to get them

10 new Sky Sports channels explained: What they are and how to get them

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Sky Sports has rebranded its TV channel line-up, adding a few new stations to the mix in the process. Now TV has announced that they will all be available through the streaming platform too.From today, 18 July, Sky Sports subscribers through Sky, Now... >>

Samsung to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals from Note 7 returns, including gold

Samsung to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals from Note 7 returns, including gold

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Samsung has been sitting an a massive pile of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones since the battery issues that plagued it last year. We'd like to think that's literal, sort-of a massive Note 7 version of the throne in Game of Thrones (Game of Phones?), but it... >>

WhatsApp with soon be able to play YouTube videos in chats

WhatsApp with soon be able to play YouTube videos in chats

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WhatsApp is soon to add a new feature and it's one that many will have had on their wishlist for years. You will soon be able to view YouTube videos in chats rather than just send links back and forth.The new feature was discovered in the latest WhatsApp... >>

Want The Grand Tour crossed with Robot Wars? Sky's new Carmageddon could be just that

Want The Grand Tour crossed with Robot Wars? Sky's new Carmageddon could be just that

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Sky has announced several new TV shows coming to Sky 1 this autumn and early 2018 and one has particularly piqued our interest.Currently sporting the working title of Carmaggedon, a new six-episode series is set to combine the car driving shenanigans... >>

First look of Ready Player One movie shows Spielberg gets it right

First look of Ready Player One movie shows Spielberg gets it right

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Although we're in the middle of the blockbuster movie season, with major films such as Spider-Man: Homecoming and War of the Planet of the Apes thrilling cinema audiences worldwide, the biggest movie story to emerge concerns a film not out for almost... >>

Ataribox console is real: Great pics show Atari's rival to the SNES Classic Mini

Ataribox console is real: Great pics show Atari's rival to the SNES Classic Mini

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Pictures and confirmation of a brand new games console from Atari have emerged, with a look at the exterior and connections of the machine known as the Ataribox.Unfortunately, few other details are available at present, but we do know the new console... >>

Amazon Echo owners can control Sony TVs and Logitech Harmony through Alexa

Amazon Echo owners can control Sony TVs and Logitech Harmony through Alexa

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During the recent Amazon Prime Day sales, you might have snapped up a bargain Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and now have an Alexa voice assistant in your home. And if you did, you're probably wondering what amazing things you can do with it.Well, we recommend... >>

Oculus Rift and Touch controllers bundled with free games, still just £399 for now

Oculus Rift and Touch controllers bundled with free games, still just £399 for now

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Earlier this week, Oculus announced a massive discount on its Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers for a limited period. In the UK, it dropped the price to £399 and the same combination costs just $399 in the US.Now it has announced that the Rift... >>

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... >>

What is X.COM? Elon Musk's new website and project teased

What is X.COM? Elon Musk's new website and project teased

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Tesla boss Elon Musk has caused an internet frenzy with a simple tweet.His company has reacquired the domain name x.com, which was the original name of PayPal many moons ago, and is soon to launch a new venture or, at least, assign one of his current... >>

Samsung is taking over movie theatres with Cinema LED 4K HDR screens, bye bye projection

Samsung is taking over movie theatres with Cinema LED 4K HDR screens, bye bye projection

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Samsung is making a play to replace projectors in cinemas for good. It has installed its first, comercialised 34-foot 4K HDR LED display designed specifically for movie theatre use.The Samsung Cinema LED screen is backlit, so does not need front projection.... >>

GT Sport PS4 release date revealed: 18 October and pre-orders now open

GT Sport PS4 release date revealed: 18 October and pre-orders now open

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After several delays we now know an official release date for the highly anticipated PS4 racing game, Gran Turismo Sport.GT Sport will be available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on 18 October 2017.It will also be available in several editions,... >>

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: How to get the most from your Fire TV Stick or 4K box

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: How to get the most from your Fire TV Stick or 4K box

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Amazon released its latest streaming device at the beginning of April, the second generation Amazon Fire TV Stick which now comes with an Alexa Voice Remote.Not only does it access streaming services including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Netflix and Amazon's... >>

What is PayPal and how does it work?

What is PayPal and how does it work?

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PayPal has been in the mobile payments business for more than a decade. It's been around even longer as an online financial service, but mobile is the area that seems to be growing fastest.Most recently, an agreement with Apple enables iOS device owners... >>

iPhone users can finally use PayPal on iTunes, App Store, Music and iBooks

iPhone users can finally use PayPal on iTunes, App Store, Music and iBooks

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After many years of "will they, won't they" PayPal is finally now part of Apple's iOS stores. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners in the UK and US can now pay for purchases across iTunes, iBooks, Apple Music and the Apple App Store using their PayPal accounts.It... >>

Hive Home Check aims to keep your smart home safe for a monthly fee

Hive Home Check aims to keep your smart home safe for a monthly fee

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If you're looking for a home security solution but are unsure about the enormous cost of major installed systems, Hive has one idea it'd like to put your way.Hive Home Check from Centrica Connected Home is designed to give peace of mind to those going... >>

Porsche 911 Bluetooth Speaker is both stunning and bonkers, yours for $550

Porsche 911 Bluetooth Speaker is both stunning and bonkers, yours for $550

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Porsche Design makes a habit of building tech gadgetry with a twist, even allying with other manufacturers, such as BlackBerry, for limited edition products in the past.There are few products as "unique" as its latest piece of home tech wizardry though.... >>

Get almost £100 off a UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker for Amazon Prime Day

Get almost £100 off a UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker for Amazon Prime Day

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There are still several hours to go in order to snag massive bargains as part of Amazon Prime Day, and we'd like to highlight one of our favourites.Amazon has knocked almost £100 off an Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker, reducing the black version... >>

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 UK: Super cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo and more

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 UK: Super cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo and more

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Amazon Prime Day is well underway and you have until the end of play tonight, Tuesday 11 July, to grab yourself some incredible bargains. It ends at midnight and when the deals are gone, they're gone. All the latest upcoming Prime deals LIVE Deals of... >>

Amazing bargain! Amazon Echo drops to just £80 for Amazon Prime Day

Amazing bargain! Amazon Echo drops to just £80 for Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Day started at 6pm, Monday 10 July, and while we've been privy to some excellent deals already, surely this is the best.Until the end of play on Tuesday 11 July, Amazon will be selling the Amazon Echo Alexa-enabled speaker to prime members... >>

Amazing Prime Day deal: Grab an Amazon Fire tablet from just £30

Amazing Prime Day deal: Grab an Amazon Fire tablet from just £30

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Amazon has been revealing the heavy discounts on its own tech products in the build up to Prime Day, which starts at 6pm today, Monday 10 July. One of the standout deals is for a Fire 7 tablet for just a penny shy of £30.The latest Fire 7 tablet, reviewed... >>

Grab yourself a cheap Kindle on Amazon Prime Day: Paperwhite £30 off, Voyage £40 off

Grab yourself a cheap Kindle on Amazon Prime Day: Paperwhite £30 off, Voyage £40 off

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Amazon is dramatically discounting two of its top eBook readers for Amazon Prime Day.Starting at 6pm BST today, Monday 10 July, Prime members can snag an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Voyage reader at £79.99 and £129.99 respectively. Amazon... >>

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

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Virgin Media was one of the first companies to offer access to popular apps that don't use up any of your data allowance.For a while, customers on its Virgin Mobile plans have been able to use Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp as much as they like, without... >>

Halo 5 will be 4K on Xbox One X

Halo 5 will be 4K on Xbox One X

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During E3 2017 in June, Microsoft announced a handful of first-party games that will be getting patches to make the most of the Xbox One X.The new console will be on sale from 7 November and while it will play any existing and future Xbox One game, plus... >>

Stream your Steam games directly to a Samsung TV without a Steam Link

Stream your Steam games directly to a Samsung TV without a Steam Link

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Streaming your PC games to a television is not a new concept, but you generally have to have a set-top-box doohickey plugged into the set.Now though, Valve's Steam service is trialling a direct Smart TV application that can play compatible games stored... >>

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto

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Seat has released a new version of its DriveApp Android application that now fully integrates with Android Auto. The Spanish car manufacturer claims to be the first to support the Android-based in-car system with a dedicated application.Seat DriveApp... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera spotted in the wild

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera spotted in the wild

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A photo of what is alleged to be the camera unit from the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has popped up online.Posted by Tung Ha on his Facebook page, the image purportedly shows the dual-camera array, flash and fingerprint sensor on the rear of, what... >>

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

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You might not have known already, but Amazon Prime members in certain cities have the option to order deliveries to arrive on the same day. Indeed, they can even arrive within one or two hours, with the latter available as a free option.Known as Amazon... >>

Nintendo Switch neon green and neon pink Joy-Cons now available to pre-order

Nintendo Switch neon green and neon pink Joy-Cons now available to pre-order

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One of the things we've loved about the Nintendo Switch is the way you can customise it with differently coloured Joy-Cons.Even if you bought the grey Switch at launch - either because you had to because the red and blue version had sold out or you liked... >>

EE and Qualcomm demo Gigabit LTE in the real world, speeds up to 750Mbps achieved

EE and Qualcomm demo Gigabit LTE in the real world, speeds up to 750Mbps achieved

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EE, Qualcomm and Sony, with its Xperia XZ Premium smartphone, partnered to show Gigabit LTE mobile broadband working in a real world UK environment today.During an event at Wembley Stadium in London - which EE sponsors - Pocket-lint saw the new Sony phone... >>

See more of your favourite gadgets with all-new Pocket-lint galleries

See more of your favourite gadgets with all-new Pocket-lint galleries

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We're always innovating here at Pocket-lint and the latest improvement to our award-nominated website gives you an easy way to see more of your favourite gadgets, gizmos and games.We've changed the way our picture galleries work, to make scrolling through... >>

TP-Link Deco M5 mesh Wi-Fi system comes with built-in virus and malware protection

TP-Link Deco M5 mesh Wi-Fi system comes with built-in virus and malware protection

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There are multiple mesh networking solutions hitting the market right now, much to the benefit of home Wi-Fi connectivity. Google Wifi is perhaps the most famous, but it is not the only system available.TP-Link has now joined the fray, with its Deco... >>

Jam Voice is a £50 Amazon Echo alternative with Alexa voice control and more

Jam Voice is a £50 Amazon Echo alternative with Alexa voice control and more

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Jam Audio has launched a budget alternative to the Amazon Echo. The Jam Voice Bluetooth smart speaker comes with Amazon Alexa voice control and full integration, yet costs just £49.99 - almost £100 less than the Echo.The speaker - model number HX-P590BK-EU... >>

BBC to spend £34 million to win kids back from Netflix

BBC to spend £34 million to win kids back from Netflix

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The BBC is set to announce £34 million worth of new incentives in order to win back kids from streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video.Falling viewing figures of children's TV has forced the Beeb to assess kids' viewing habits and it has realised... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 back on sale 7 July… in Korea

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 back on sale 7 July… in Korea

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We heard back in February that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would return, with Samsung replacing the batteries in refurbished devices and selling them in certain markets. Now that has been confirmed; it will re-release the Galaxy Note 7 in its homeland... >>