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Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

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Those hoping to use their new Nintendo Switch consoles to watch streamed and downloaded TV shows and movies need think again. The new machine will not feature video apps, such as Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer, at least at launch.Instead, Nintendo... >>

Zelda marks the death of Nintendo Wii U, confirmed

Zelda marks the death of Nintendo Wii U, confirmed

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Nintendo has confirmed that after The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is released, the Nintendo Wii U will be effectively dead. There will be no more first-party development for the console.It's all Switch or nothing for future Nintendo games.Speaking... >>

All the Nintendo Switch games: Launch titles and every game for 2017 revealed

All the Nintendo Switch games: Launch titles and every game for 2017 revealed

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Nintendo has officially unveiled its new games console, the Switch.The Nintendo Switch comprises a tablet-style device and docking station, so you can play the same games on your TV at home and when out and about. You slide the unit out of the dock, attach... >>

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, Robot Wars and football hooliganism, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined consoles coming based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... >>

Best PS4 games to look forward to in 2017: The Last of Us 2, Red Dead Redemption 2 and more

Best PS4 games to look forward to in 2017: The Last of Us 2, Red Dead Redemption 2 and more

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

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: 26 February, 29 March, 15 April, 18 April, take your pick

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: 26 February, 29 March, 15 April, 18 April, take your pick

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After the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, Samsung is keen to ensure that its next flagship smartphone launch not only goes without hitch, but that it is extra special in every way. That's why it is not expected to be hosting an Unpacked event at this year's Mobile... >>

Best movies to look forward to in 2017: Here are all the top film trailers

Best movies to look forward to in 2017: Here are all the top film trailers

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We're driving headlong into 2017 and are full of hope about the year ahead, including the wonderful cinematic treats we have awaiting us.There are returns for some much-loved comic book characters and a few movie debuts. There are plenty of sequels to... >>

This simple text will crash any iPhone, here's how to recover

This simple text will crash any iPhone, here's how to recover

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With every new iOS build there seems to be a way to crash it, breach it or do something else malicious with it.This time, for iOS 10 and all its iterations, iPhone users need to be wary about a couple of simple text messages that are going around. If... >>

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

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Valve is working on a new single-player game set in the Half-Life or Portal universes.During a questions and answer session on Reddit, Valve's founder, Gabe Newell, gave several clues as to what that might be.When asked if Valve was working on "any fully-fledged... >>

Nintendo Switch launch line up is poor but "not be all and end all" for console

Nintendo Switch launch line up is poor but "not be all and end all" for console

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Most who have played with a Nintendo Switch so far will agree that it has great potential. It is a clever piece of technology that has a chance of finding a gap in the market and therefore do much better than its predecessor, the Wii U.However, almost... >>

New Nvidia Shield Android TV preview: Smaller, more capable 4K HDR video streamer

New Nvidia Shield Android TV preview: Smaller, more capable 4K HDR video streamer

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We've been huge supporters of the original Nvidia Shield TV since it launched in the UK at the tail end of 2015. It has been the most powerful and capable media streamer on the market for a good 15 months or so.But now a new version is available, priced... >>

5 Nintendo Switch games to pre-order first, and one well worth the wait

5 Nintendo Switch games to pre-order first, and one well worth the wait

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The Nintendo Switch has been revealed in full. We know the price, release date and the accessories to expect at launch and throughout the year. You can even pre-order the new console yourself.But what about the games? There's a healthy list of titles... >>

Nintendo Switch preview: Return of the king?

Nintendo Switch preview: Return of the king?

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We are finally privy to all the details, price and release date of the Nintendo Switch. And we have also finally got our hands on it and it's good, it's very good.There are some caveats, but it looks like Nintendo could relegate the horrific failure... >>

Nintendo Switch: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Nintendo Switch: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Nintendo's has unveiled the Nintendo Switch, a games console comprised of a portable tablet-like device and a docking station for home play. It is different, interesting and we we've already had our hands on one. Nintendo Switch preview: Return of the... >>

Nintendo Switch presentation event: Watch it again right here

Nintendo Switch presentation event: Watch it again right here

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Nintendo fully revealed all its new console, the Nintendo Switch, including release date and price on Friday 13 January during an online presentation event that you can watch again in full right here.There are plenty of games to view too, so the show... >>

Lego City Undercover confirmed for Nintendo Switch, here's the trailer

Lego City Undercover confirmed for Nintendo Switch, here's the trailer

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Warner Bros has confirmed that there will an enhanced Nintendo Switch version of the underrated Wii U title Lego City Undercover.The open world adventure - sort of a tamer, Lego-flavoured Grand Theft Auto - was one of the Wii U launch games and got rave... >>

Samsung Family Hub 2.0 refrigerator preview: Spotify and sausages

Samsung Family Hub 2.0 refrigerator preview: Spotify and sausages

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Samsung revealed its new Family Hub refrigerator line-up immediately prior to CES but we got to see one of them in the flesh at the company's main press conference.The concept is similar if not identical to last year's CES sensation, but there are a few... >>

Watch the HTC U launch event again: U Ultra and U Play unveiled

Watch the HTC U launch event again: U Ultra and U Play unveiled

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HTC held a launch event on the morning of Wednesday 12 January where it launched two new smartphones that go by the moniker "U".The HTC U Play and HTC U Ultra were both unveiled on stage, with the latter being the flagship model, with a 5.7-inch 2560... >>

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: 7.1.2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: 7.1.2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect

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Sony was one of the manufacturers at this year's CES to throw its weight behind Dolby Atmos, the audio format with extra height channels to create a more immersive bubble of sound.The Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar, which perfectly matches the company's Dolby... >>

LG SJ9 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: Extended home cinema without the clutter

LG SJ9 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: Extended home cinema without the clutter

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There were plenty of soundbars launched at CES in January, with 2017 looking like the year that Dolby Atmos properly takes off in the home.Sony and Samsung are both investing heavily in Dolby Atmos kit, while LG is really going to town with the technology.... >>

Ring Floodlight Cam preview: Smart, bright security system to scare intruders away

Ring Floodlight Cam preview: Smart, bright security system to scare intruders away

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Ring has had great success with its camera-enabled doorbell over the last year, so much so that it is expanding its product portfolio to now include a clever security cam and spotlight system that will hopefully keep intruders away.The Ring Floodlight... >>

LG PJ9 levitating speaker preview: The Bluetooth speaker that hovers

LG PJ9 levitating speaker preview: The Bluetooth speaker that hovers

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Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes these days, and there are even some that float.But when you normally talk about floating speakers, you are usually referring to waterproof devices, that you can use in a swimming pool.The LG PJ9 is a different... >>

Nvidia Spot preview: The Google Assistant mic and speaker

Nvidia Spot preview: The Google Assistant mic and speaker

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Alongside the new version of the Nvidia Shield TV, an Android Nougat-powered media streamer, the company will be launching the Nvidia Spot.It's a tiny sphere that you plug into an available power socket which works with the Shield TV box and basically... >>

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

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Nvidia is soon to release a new version of the Nvidia Shield Android TV. It will also expand its GeForce Now cloud gaming service in the coming months to more than just Shield devices.However, the new GeForce Now will be an alternative offering, just... >>

Samsung M9500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player preview: Not just 4K but Bluetooth too

Samsung M9500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player preview: Not just 4K but Bluetooth too

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Samsung announced its new, top-of-the-line Ultra HD Blu-ray player a week or so before the CES 2017 consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas but we have now seen the M9500 in the flesh.The Korean company calls its new deck the ultimate content player... >>