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Amazing Black Friday Fire deals: Grab an Amazon Fire tablet for just £30, Fire TV Stick for £25

Amazing Black Friday Fire deals: Grab an Amazon Fire tablet for just £30, Fire TV Stick for £25

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Amazon has been revealing heavy discounts on its own tech products on a day by day basis as we head to Black Friday. Tomorrow, it's turn of the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and Fire 7 tablet.From 0.00am Wednesday 22 November - as in midnight... >>

Best Xbox One Black Friday deals: Grab yourself an Xbox One for under £200

Best Xbox One Black Friday deals: Grab yourself an Xbox One for under £200

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It's an exciting time for Microsoft and, specifically, the Xbox team. Not only is Christmas hurtling towards us, and therefore an ideal opportunity to entice more gamers with cheap Xbox One S deals, the Xbox One X only recently launched - the machine... >>

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

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Amazon Prime launched in 2007 in the UK and two-years earlier in the US. It's now available in multiple countries around the world and millions of members have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits. Not least early access to bargains during the current... >>

Best UK Black Friday games deals: PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo bargains

Best UK Black Friday games deals: PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo bargains

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Soon it will be time for Black Friday and then Cyber Monday will be upon us, so there will be plenty of time to snag many a games bargain. And not only can you get the best games for peanuts, you can get yourself a shiny new console for a song.That's... >>

Grab yourself a PS4 Pro, FIFA 18 and COD: WW2 for under £300, 12-month PS Plus for just £37.49

Grab yourself a PS4 Pro, FIFA 18 and COD: WW2 for under £300, 12-month PS Plus for just £37.49

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It's not even Black Friday yet and there are plenty of amazing games deals around already. Many retailers are offering Xbox One S consoles for under £200, but not one to be outdone, PlayStation has announced some incredible discounts on its flagship... >>

Amazing Echo bargains! New Amazon Echo slashed to £69, Echo Dot is a mere £34

Amazing Echo bargains! New Amazon Echo slashed to £69, Echo Dot is a mere £34

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Black Friday is coming and that means one thing: massive discounts online and in stores, especially in technology and gadgets. If you've been hankering for an Amazon Echo, now is your time to buy, as Amazon has knocked 22 per cent off the price of the... >>

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

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Microsoft has finally unleashed the Xbox One X and it is dubbed the "most powerful" games machine yet.You can read our full, in-depth review here: Xbox One X review: Stacked with power and potential. But, how does it rate alongside the cheaper, existing... >>

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker delayed until "early 2018"

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker delayed until "early 2018"

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Apple announced its own music system to rival Google Home, Amazon Echo and Sonos back in June, in the form of the HomePod speaker. And at the time claimed that it would be released in the US and UK this December.It has, however, now announced a delay... >>

Xbox One S now under £200 with two free games, including Star Wars Battlefront 2

Xbox One S now under £200 with two free games, including Star Wars Battlefront 2

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We'll be covering all the major Black Friday deals here on Pocket-lint up to and beyond 24 November, but one particularly deal has particularly stood out - especially if you're looking to get yourself a games console this Christmas.Amazon.co.uk, and several... >>

What is Black Friday and what are the best UK Black Friday deals?

What is Black Friday and what are the best UK Black Friday deals?

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Black Friday has become a worldwide phenomenon. Coupled with Cyber Monday, Black Friday offers incredible deals from multiple retailers online and in-store. The main action happens on just one day, but there are plenty of bargains to be had on the build-up... >>

Best Black Friday UK tablet deals: Amazon Fire, Huawei, Lenovo and Acer tablet bargains

Best Black Friday UK tablet deals: Amazon Fire, Huawei, Lenovo and Acer tablet bargains

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With Christmas coming up fast, sales season is picking up the pace, especially as Black Friday is upon us.There's no better time to snaffle a quality Christmas present for a loved one or even yourself, and why not a shiny new tablet?Plenty of the online... >>

Amazon Black Friday sales have started, amazing tech deals to be had right now

Amazon Black Friday sales have started, amazing tech deals to be had right now

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Amazon has started its Black Friday deals event. There are thousands of products available on its dedicated UK Black Friday pages with some amazing discounts on TVs, games consoles, games, smart home devices and many more tech items.An Xbox One S with... >>

Netgear adds Circle from Disney parental controls to its routers

Netgear adds Circle from Disney parental controls to its routers

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We tested the Circle with Disney system in the summer and loved the way it can control a whole family's internet usage simply. Clearly, so does Netgear. It is adding the user-friendly parental control tech to its routers and Wi-Fi devices.It will initially... >>

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed

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Another year draws to a close but not before we celebrate the finest games, gadgets and other tech treats of the last 12 months in the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. It's time to reveal the winners.You have been voting in your droves, along with... >>

Amazon kicks off Black Friday deals with 3-months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p

Amazon kicks off Black Friday deals with 3-months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p

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Amazon is always one of the retailers that goes all out for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and we fully expect this year to be no different. In fact, it has started early with a big discount on its Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service.Basically Amazon's... >>

Amazing Microsoft US Black Friday deals revealed: Xbox One S for $189, Mixed Reality and more

Amazing Microsoft US Black Friday deals revealed: Xbox One S for $189, Mixed Reality and more

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Microsoft has announced some incredible Black Friday deals already, in the US at least. We fully expect UK bargains to be unveiled soon and if they are anything like the massive discounts on offer in the States, we suspect the online store will be inundated.In... >>

PS4 owners can play online for free this week, no PS Plus subscription needed

PS4 owners can play online for free this week, no PS Plus subscription needed

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Sony has announced that you won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online between 10am Wednesday 15 and 10am Monday 20 November. Online multiplayer during that period will be completely free for all players in the UK and Europe.Called the... >>

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2017 #MozTheMonster commercial

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2017 #MozTheMonster commercial

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Over several years, John Lewis has firmly ensconced itself as the king of the Christmas commercial, not only with extended short movies but with cover versions of songs that regularly make it to the top five of the British music charts.Each year's effort... >>

Sky considering Sky News closure to aid Fox takeover

Sky considering Sky News closure to aid Fox takeover

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Sky has threatened to shut down Sky News if it will help Twenty-First Century Fox's £11.7 billion takeover of the broadcaster.It is reported by CNBC that if the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) rules that the acquisition could have an adverse... >>

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

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It cannot be disputed that the new generation of gaming has been an outstanding success, with more consoles shifted than ever before and more top quality games made available than many could have dreamed of. However, there is one issue we've had with... >>

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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One of the big selling points for the Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X is that, as well as more than 1,000 dedicated games, you can also play an ever-increasing library of Xbox 360 titles. Great for those with a large collection of older games and those... >>

Panasonic Lumix G9 bridges the gap between mirrorless and DSLR for pros

Panasonic Lumix G9 bridges the gap between mirrorless and DSLR for pros

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There's a new Panasonic flagship mirrorless camera in town. And it's aiming at the pro DSLR market.The Panasonic Lumix G9 is squarely pitched as a pro-photographer camera, with a 20-megapixel Live MOS sensor, superfast autofocus with 0.04s acquisition... >>

For the price of an Xbox One X you can get a PS4 Pro and 5 amazing games

For the price of an Xbox One X you can get a PS4 Pro and 5 amazing games

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With the Xbox One X launching today, Sony has made the cheeky, bold move of offering a 4K gaming bundle that represents incredible value for money. Priced the same as a standalone Xbox One X, the PS4 Pro "Only on PlayStation" bundle comes with five massive,... >>

Xbox One X tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

Xbox One X tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

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The Xbox One X is finally here and either your pre-order has arrived or you've managed to buy one in-store or online. Now what?If you're an Xbox newbie, or even if you've upgraded from an Xbox One S or original Xbox One, there are plenty of things you... >>

Xbox One X: Price, specifications and everything you need to know

Xbox One X: Price, specifications and everything you need to know

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The Xbox One X is now available and, in Microsoft's own words, is 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 It is capable of full 4K HDR gaming at 60 frames... >>

Xbox One X enhanced games list: Here are all the games that play better on Xbox One X

Xbox One X enhanced games list: Here are all the games that play better on Xbox One X

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The Xbox One X is now available and, thanks to its superior chipset and raw power, more than 100 games have been or are being updated to make the most of its 4K HDR video abilities, higher frame rates or both.A fair few of these "enhanced" titles are... >>

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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The Xbox One X has finally arrived, introducing 4K HDR gaming to the Xbox family. However, there is already a console that does similar, and it has been around for more than a year.The PS4 Pro has been available since the end of 2016 and also provides... >>

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

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With the Nintendo Switch doing remarkably well and Microsoft poised to release the Xbox One X, you could be forgiven for being stumped when it comes to your next console choice - especially on the build up to Christmas. The PS4 Pro is even winking... >>

Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?
4.5 stars

Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?

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Monument Valley 2 was one of the few genuine surprise reveals during Apple's WWDC 17 keynote in San Jose. The HomePod Siri speaker, iOS 11, even the new iMacs had been rumoured in the preceding months. But, we'd not heard that Ustwo was ready to unleash... >>

WhatsApp back up again: The Chumbawamba of apps

WhatsApp back up again: The Chumbawamba of apps

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This morning, WhatsApp users worldwide reported issues with the chat service. Instead of being able to communicate with friends and colleagues, they were experiencing connection issues today, Friday 3 November.It now seems to be working again, however,... >>

Xbox One X review: Stacked with power and potential
4.5 stars

Xbox One X review: Stacked with power and potential

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We've been writing about the Xbox One X for so long, even before the "Project Scorpio" was announced at E3 2016, that it doesn't really feel like a new console. And, to be honest, in many ways it isn't.Like the PS4 Pro, it is a mid-generation update –... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017: Last chance to vote for your favourites

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017: Last chance to vote for your favourites

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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, and you can help choose the winners.You don't have long left to vote, however - just 24 hours as voting ends on 3 November. So please head... >>

Shadow of the Colossus preview: PS4 remaster that is almost an entirely new game

Shadow of the Colossus preview: PS4 remaster that is almost an entirely new game

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We fully understand why so many remastered games are appearing for PS4 and other modern consoles, after all there are large, new audiences who never played the originals. However, many of them are simply tarted up graphically, or have resolution jumps... >>

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to

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You're the proud owner of a PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro, or are still considering whether to make the investment in a Sony console or not. Either way, you'll find our list of tantalising gaming treats enough to have you excited for the months ahead.There... >>

PlayStation PGW Media Showcase: What was launched and how to watch it again

PlayStation PGW Media Showcase: What was launched and how to watch it again

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Although it skipped Gamescom in August, Sony hosted a PlayStation Media Showcase on Monday 30 October. ahead of Paris Games Week.It focused exclusively on games, with some incredible trailers - including one or two big surprises. There were no hardware... >>

New The Last of Us 2 trailer is as brutal as it is brilliant

New The Last of Us 2 trailer is as brutal as it is brilliant

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Sony has unveiled the latest trailer for The Last of Us Part II and it's a shocker. It's not bad, quite the opposite, it just needs you to have an iron stomach. And we warn you now that it's not for under-18s.The trailer was shown first during the Paris... >>

Nintendo Switch buying tips: How to get the best Black Friday Nintendo deals

Nintendo Switch buying tips: How to get the best Black Friday Nintendo deals

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When the Nintendo Switch launched earlier this year, it sold out everywhere and has since been so popular that few deals or offers have been available for the console or its games.That could be about to change, however, with Black Friday around the... >>

Super Mario Odyssey review: Nintendo nails it
5.0 stars

Super Mario Odyssey review: Nintendo nails it

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The Nintendo Switch couldn't have had a better start, with a game as scintillating as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and sales figures the Wii U could only have dreamt about. After its spring launch, however, things went quiet.We've had other... >>

All 2018 World Cup matches to be shot in 4K HDR

All 2018 World Cup matches to be shot in 4K HDR

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FIFA has announced that all matches of the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be shot in Ultra HD and HDR. Some footage will also be created especially for virtual reality headsets and 360-degree video on demand.Who will broadcast the matches in 4K HDR is... >>

Sony A7R III packs full-frame 42.4MP sensor into a compact mirrorless body

Sony A7R III packs full-frame 42.4MP sensor into a compact mirrorless body

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Sony has announced a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that hits the spot for high resolution stills and video.The Sony A7R III has a 42.4-megapixel full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor and 4K video capture with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) support. That enables... >>

Best geek Halloween pumpkins and nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns from around the 'net

Best geek Halloween pumpkins and nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns from around the 'net

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Halloween is upon us and you can fully expect to see a host of ghoulies, ghosties and altogether spooky shenanigans going on throughout the day. But let us not forget that scariest of darkened room dwellers, the ghastly geek. They often emerge from their... >>

New Vodafone PAYG plan caps spending to just £1 a day

New Vodafone PAYG plan caps spending to just £1 a day

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Vodafone has announced a pay-as-you-go price plan that is capped at a £1 a day spend, yet allows you to text or call as much as you like.Pay As You Go 1, as it is called, charges 20p per minute for calls, 20p for texts and 20p for each 5MB of data. However,... >>

TalkTalk starts Black Friday early with fibre broadband for just £25 a month and no line rental

TalkTalk starts Black Friday early with fibre broadband for just £25 a month and no line rental

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Black Friday isn't until 24 November but that won't stop some eager beavers offering major deals beforehand. Some retailers are known to start their sale periods a couple of weeks before as part of the build-up.TalkTalk however has bucked the trend further... >>

PS4 buying tips: How to get the best Black Friday PlayStation 4 deals

PS4 buying tips: How to get the best Black Friday PlayStation 4 deals

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With Christmas coming, you might be thinking of finally giving in to temptation and buying yourself or loved one a PlayStation 4. And it's a great time to do so because, with Black Friday around the corner on 24 November, you will undoubtedly find an... >>

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals, prices and where to get them

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals, prices and where to get them

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Google has started to release its 2017 smartphones in the shape of the Google Pixel 2 first hitting the streets, then the Pixel 2 XL.The Pixel 2 is a 5-inch handset while the larger of the two devices has a 6-inch screen. They both have the exact same... >>

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

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There is an amazing line-up of TV shows and series coming our way soon on streaming services and some crackers that have just started to appear. New episodes of Star Trek Discovery are released each week and Mr Robot season 3 has begun at last. Hurrah!Then,... >>

Nintendo Switch system update 4.0 out now: How to install it and what it does

Nintendo Switch system update 4.0 out now: How to install it and what it does

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Nintendo has rolled out a new version of its system software for the Nintendo Switch, which adds some significant new features.System version 4.0.0, as it is called, should be waiting for you to install on your console. Here then are the simple instructions... >>

Get an Amazon Echo Dot for just £24.99 if you are a Sonos user

Get an Amazon Echo Dot for just £24.99 if you are a Sonos user

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Sonos is offering an amazing deal to all its registered users in the UK, US and Germany. All customers can snag themselves an Amazon Echo Dot Alexa device for just £24.99 - less than half-price.The offer is to celebrate Sonos adding Alexa support to... >>

Honor announces December launch event, for Honor 7x or something else?

Honor announces December launch event, for Honor 7x or something else?

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Honor, the affiliate brand of Huawei, has announced an event to be held in London on Tuesday 5 December, inviting Pocket-lint to save the date.It hasn't revealed what is planned for launch, although we do know that the Honor 7x was unveiled in China... >>

If you love the SNES Classic Mini you'll adore the tiny, working Replicade Centipede arcade cabinet

If you love the SNES Classic Mini you'll adore the tiny, working Replicade Centipede arcade cabinet

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We don't cover many Kickstarter projects here on Pocket-lint for a variety of reasons, but couldn't ignore the Replicade x Centipede arcade cabinet.At a time where shrunken retro games machines are almost doing better than their modern day counterparts, New... >>