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Gamescom 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest videogames show

Gamescom 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest videogames show

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Although E3 opened its doors to the public in June, Germany's Gamescom has been doing so for years. What's more, it has become something of a cosplay magnet in the last few.You're just as likely to bump into a fan dressed as Pikachu as an industry type... >>

PlayStation 4 system software 5.0 details revealed, 1080p 60fps Twitch and more

PlayStation 4 system software 5.0 details revealed, 1080p 60fps Twitch and more

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Sony has announced the new features system software 5.0 to PlayStation 4, with better family management and 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming being highlights.The features listed are part of the beta test version of the software, which selected testers are... >>

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stars in own iOS game, watch our exclusive interview with the legend here

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stars in own iOS game, watch our exclusive interview with the legend here

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Footballing legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the central character of a new iOS game, Zlatan Legends, and we got the chance to talk with him on camera to find out more.Set in space and focused on a new, futuristic sport, Zlatan Legends is free-to-play and... >>

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review: Short but oh so sweet
4.5 stars

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review: Short but oh so sweet

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Not only was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End a superb and fitting end to the adventures of Nathan Drake, it seemed to be an end to the series full stop.The game engine had evolved to near perfection over the years and how could Naughty Dog top it? Best... >>

Incredible Samsung Galaxy Note 8 press pic leak shows phone in "Deep Sea Blue"

Incredible Samsung Galaxy Note 8 press pic leak shows phone in "Deep Sea Blue"

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be revealed in full in New York on 23 August but here it is in all its glory.A press render has been posted on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) and, considering his track record, it's nigh-on certain to be genuine.It... >>

Game of Thrones Sky Q Remote covers in pictures: Declare your love for Westeros

Game of Thrones Sky Q Remote covers in pictures: Declare your love for Westeros

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We only have two feature-length episodes left in season 7 of Game of Thrones but anyone who has seen any of the previous five will know we're in for a treat. And what better way to settle down and watch the next two week's shenanigans than with limited... >>

LG V30 Plus confirmed, released at same time as LG V30

LG V30 Plus confirmed, released at same time as LG V30

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The LG V30 smartphone will be unveiled during the company's IFA 2017 press event in Berlin at 9am CEST (8am BST) on Thursday 31 August. We will be there and hosting the livestream on Pocket-lint, so you'll find out everything about the new handset as... >>

PS4 owners get to play COD: WW2 first, private beta starts 25 August

PS4 owners get to play COD: WW2 first, private beta starts 25 August

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Call of Duty: WWII will be released on Friday 3 November but PlayStation 4 owners get a chance to play some of the multiplayer maps and modes from 25 to 28 August.That's because a PS4 exclusive private beta will be available on those dates. A second... >>

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

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To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview is no longer just a digital TV platform, it also embraces connected tech and online content.It offers connected TV shows directly within its electronic programme... >>

Get 15 months of PlayStation Plus for the cost of 12, ahead of huge price hike

Get 15 months of PlayStation Plus for the cost of 12, ahead of huge price hike

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Sony's PlayStation Plus subscription service will be going up in price on 31 August. From that date, the service required for online play will cost you more.However, to soften the blow, Sony is offering 15 months of membership for the current price... >>

Amazon's Lovefilm DVD and Blu-ray postal rental service to end in October

Amazon's Lovefilm DVD and Blu-ray postal rental service to end in October

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Amazon is to finally close its Lovefilm movie rental service on 31 October.To soften the blow, it is offering existing Lovefilm customers £15 off an Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. They can each snag one for £25 instead of the usual £40.The... >>

Sky Soundbox: What is it, what can it do and how can I get one?

Sky Soundbox: What is it, what can it do and how can I get one?

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Improving a TV's sound for movies and TV shows is usually high on the agenda for many. Thankfully, we have several different options for creating our own home cinema. If you have space, you can install a 5.1 surround sound system. Or if you have a lot... >>

Amazing GTA 5 mod is turning Los Santos into London

Amazing GTA 5 mod is turning Los Santos into London

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Remarkably, the popularity of Grand Theft Auto V hasn't waned since its console debut four years ago, even topping the games sales charts again recently, and that's partly thanks to a vibrant community of modders.Thanks to the PC version's ability to... >>

Sky Q now has Dolby Atmos support, just in time for Premier League kick-off

Sky Q now has Dolby Atmos support, just in time for Premier League kick-off

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Sky has added Dolby Atmos support to the Sky Q 2TB box, just in time for the start of the 2017/18 Premier League season.Arsenal takes on Leicester in the first televised match on Sky Sport's new Premier League channel tonight, Friday 11 August with... >>

Netflix snags next Coen Brothers project: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Netflix snags next Coen Brothers project: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

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Netflix might be losing Disney titles and TV shows in a couple of years' time but it is still continuing apace with its plans for world domination. It has now signed no less than The Coen Brothers to write and direct a new Netflix Original series: The... >>

Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it?

Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it?

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Home cinema isn't just about the picture, sound is just as important too. For years we've have 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound systems, but now that's all changed thanks to the mainstream arrival of Dolby Atmos.Dolby Atmos has made a big impact since its... >>

How to watch Edinburgh Festival 2017 acts online, BBC streams shows live

How to watch Edinburgh Festival 2017 acts online, BBC streams shows live

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Edinburgh Festival 2017 is in full swing and from today you can watch some of the shows live online.The BBC is streaming several acts that appear in its own Blue Tents in Edinburgh and they have started already. There will be live streams available today,... >>

Grab yourself a Barcelona edition Oppo R11 for a lot less than £198 million

Grab yourself a Barcelona edition Oppo R11 for a lot less than £198 million

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Chinese tech brand Oppo has continued its long partnership with Spanish footballing giants Barcelona for a special edition version of its R11 smartphone.The Oppo R11 x FC Barcelona edition handset was launched in Shanghai and will initially be available... >>

Intel 8th Gen "Coffee Lake" processors to launch 21 August, here's how to watch the livestream

Intel 8th Gen "Coffee Lake" processors to launch 21 August, here's how to watch the livestream

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Intel is ready to announce its latest series of desktop and laptop PC chipsets, dubbed Coffee Lake, on Monday 21 August at 8am PDT (11am EDT, 4pm BST). And you can watch the unveiling online.The 8th Gen processor family will be revealed via a livestream... >>

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... >>

LG V30 launch: When is it and can I watch it online?

LG V30 launch: When is it and can I watch it online?

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LG is getting ready to launch the LG V30 smartphone, a flagship successor to the V20.As well as numerous leaks over the last few weeks or so, we've received an official invite for the announcement event that precedes IFA 2017. It includes the LG V30... >>

Xbox One Fall 2017 update rolling out, here's what it adds

Xbox One Fall 2017 update rolling out, here's what it adds

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Microsoft has started to roll out an Xbox One update that adds a raft of new features, including the ability to completely customise your home screen.Alpha Insider members are getting it first, then it will be rolled out to other Insiders before being... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £150? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £150? Apple TV 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 many of us still have 'dumb' TVs. If you want to access streaming services, you'll need a streaming box. With such a vast range of streaming services on offer, and a wide range... >>

Plex users can now view live TV on Android and Apple TV

Plex users can now view live TV on Android and Apple TV

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No sooner has Plex made live TV streaming available through iOS, Android TV and the Plex web app, the company has added Android and Apple TV support too. It means Android mobile users can now finally view and record free-to-air live TV through the Plex... >>

Google Daydream: What does it do, what devices support it and what is standalone Daydream?

Google Daydream: What does it do, what devices support it and what is standalone Daydream?

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When it comes to virtual reality, Google has been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them with plenty of content to view, through YouTube.In 2016 Google introduced Daydream, a new... >>

Nintendo 2DS XL review: A fitting finale to over a decade of fun
4.5 stars

Nintendo 2DS XL review: A fitting finale to over a decade of fun

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There’s no doubt that the future of Nintendo looks rosy or, at least, rosier than it did a couple of years ago.The Switch has proven a tremendous success, the decision to recreate former console glories in miniature form has also gone down rather well,... >>

Terminator T-800 could be the best Alexa speaker ever made

Terminator T-800 could be the best Alexa speaker ever made

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AC Worldwide, the audio manufacturer behind the excellent C-3PO, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader and Halo's Master Chief Bluetooth speakers has started a Kickstarter funding round for another licensed product. This time though, it's not just a speaker, it... >>

WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition available for pre-order: Here's what you get

WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition available for pre-order: Here's what you get

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2K Games has announced one of the best limited edition games packs we've ever seen. WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition has an abundance of extra, downloadable bonuses and genuine John Cena-signed goodies.It's available to pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk for... >>

Ring Video Doorbell 2 now available in UK too, 1080p and removable battery

Ring Video Doorbell 2 now available in UK too, 1080p and removable battery

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Last month, Ring announced a second generation version of its famed Ring Video Doorbell for the US, this time with a removable battery pack so you don't have to take the entire unit off the wall. Now it is available in the UK too.Not to be confused with... >>

iPhone users to get chance to recreate A-ha's Take On Me video in their living rooms

iPhone users to get chance to recreate A-ha's Take On Me video in their living rooms

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Ever since Apple announced ARKit we've seen plenty of excellent examples of what it can do. Augmented reality applications are set to come at us thick and fast in the coming months.There's one that will particularly appeal to anyone who was around in... >>

HTC working with Qualcomm to make second standalone Vive VR headset

HTC working with Qualcomm to make second standalone Vive VR headset

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HTC is continuing in its quest to make virtual reality more accessible with the announcement of a second standalone VR headset.Like the model it is currently creating with Google, a second Vive headset is being built that will not require a separate smartphone... >>

Adobe Project Nimbus accidentally released, powerful cloud photo editing revealed

Adobe Project Nimbus accidentally released, powerful cloud photo editing revealed

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At its Adobe Max conference last year, the creative software company announced Project Nimbus - a cloud-based photo editing service that gives you Lightroom style control over your pictures from any device connected to the internet.It was only a working... >>

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... >>