Archive for Rik Henderson

5 reasons why HoloLens could put Oculus Rift, Vive and Google Glass in the shade

5 reasons why HoloLens could put Oculus Rift, Vive and Google Glass in the shade

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Although it was previously unveiled earlier this year, HoloLens' appearance at Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco revealed so much more about the headset. It also left us with the feeling that we have definitely seen something new,... >>

Windows Phone just became a serious competitor: Developers can now easily port Android and iOS apps

Windows Phone just became a serious competitor: Developers can now easily port Android and iOS apps

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One of the issues associated with Windows Phone currently is soon to be no more. Microsoft has added easy code porting of Android and iOS apps to the Windows 10 platform, giving developers no excuse not to push their applications to Windows smartphones... >>

Windows 10 will be bigger than Android, OS X and iOS, says Microsoft

Windows 10 will be bigger than Android, OS X and iOS, says Microsoft

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During its Build 2015 developers conference opening keynote in San Francisco, Microsoft revealed that it is predicting that there will be one billion devices worldwide running its new Windows 10 platform. That includes laptops, desktop PCs, Windows phones,... >>

3D at home is dead, Sky kills channels in favour of on demand only

3D at home is dead, Sky kills channels in favour of on demand only

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Sky has put what could be seen as the final nail in the coffin of home 3D entertainment by shutting its dedicated channels in favour of on demand content only. From June, Sky HD customers will only be able to watch 3D movies and documentaries, including... >>

Noooooo! Del Toro, Konami and The Walking Dead's Norman Reemus confirm death of Silent Hills

Noooooo! Del Toro, Konami and The Walking Dead's Norman Reemus confirm death of Silent Hills

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It could have been the greatest survival horror game of all time, but Silent Hills is no more. The brainchild of developer Hideo Kojima and movie director Guillermo del Toro, which was to star Norman Reedus from TV's The Walking Dead, has officially been... >>

Is TalkTalk’s £12 a month unlimited everything SIM too good to be true?

Is TalkTalk’s £12 a month unlimited everything SIM too good to be true?

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TalkTalk has launched what seems to be an unbelievable offer for a 3G SIM. For just £12 a month - and on a rolling 30-day contract to boot - you get unlimited talktime, texts and 3G data, a deal that the company claims is the cheapest on the market.... >>

Amazing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer shows the series continuing down the future soldier path

Amazing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer shows the series continuing down the future soldier path

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Like Christmas itself, you can rely on a Call of Duty game to come at the end of each year and this year's development duties are being handled by Treyarch. That means it is to be a continuation of the Black Ops series started in 2010, although from the... >>

What next? Samsung's Conor Pierce talks future phones, Tizen and why the Apple Watch launch is good for all

What next? Samsung's Conor Pierce talks future phones, Tizen and why the Apple Watch launch is good for all

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In the days of leaks, rumour and speculation, few details about sought after kit can be kept quiet before the official unveiling. Such was the case for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge flagship smartphones. So much gossip flew around prior to Unpacked... >>

Microsoft Band review: Heaps of potential offset by design downfall
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Microsoft Band review: Heaps of potential offset by design downfall

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Like Apple, Microsoft arrived to the wearables party late – albeit in slightly different fashion. Instead of a smartwatch, the Windows maker has released the Microsoft Band, a fitness tracker with some smartwatch-like functions, but still a device... >>

Field Trip updated to include Android Wear, take your tourist guide with you on your wrist

Field Trip updated to include Android Wear, take your tourist guide with you on your wrist

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Google's Niantic Labs has updated its Field Trip tourist guide app to also work on Android Wear smartwatches. You can now check out the exploration app on your wrist. The Field Trip app has been around for several years now, but originally for Android... >>

Jawbone partners with Amex for contactless payment Up4 and replaces Up24 with Up2 tracker

Jawbone partners with Amex for contactless payment Up4 and replaces Up24 with Up2 tracker

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A lot is happening in the world of Jawbone, specifically with its fitness trackers. Although we will still have to wait until later this year for the sensor-laden Up3 to hit the UK (US shipping starts 20 April), there are also two new devices coming.... >>

With a 6.8-inch screen, is the Huawei P8max a phone or a tablet?

With a 6.8-inch screen, is the Huawei P8max a phone or a tablet?

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Alongside its new flagship Android smartphone, the P8, Huawei has announced another device that it's also calling a "phone". However, at 6.8-inches surely it's more like a tablet. The Huawei P8max has a 6.8-inch Full HD screen and is similar in specifications... >>

Huawei P8 is here: 5.2-inch Full HD screen,octa-core CPU and just 6.4mm thick

Huawei P8 is here: 5.2-inch Full HD screen,octa-core CPU and just 6.4mm thick

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Huawei has announced its new flagship smartphone, the Huawei P8 at its launch event in London. The handset follows-on from the P7, dropping the Ascend branding in the process, and is the company's quality alternative to some of the biggest players in... >>

Huawei Ascend P8 global launch event, watch it right here

Huawei Ascend P8 global launch event, watch it right here

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Huawei will launch its much-talked about Ascend P8 smartphone today at 3pm UK time and we've got the live stream of the London unveiling right here for you to enjoy. The company started to officially tease the handset in the middle of last month and,... >>

Sky Store Buy & Keep now rolling out to everyone: Buy a digital movie get a DVD free

Sky Store Buy & Keep now rolling out to everyone: Buy a digital movie get a DVD free

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Sky has expanded its Buy & Keep service to all Sky Store customers in the UK and Ireland, not just Sky+HD subscribers. Last year, Sky launched the incentive for its own TV subscribers, offering a free DVD sent through the post with every participating... >>

Nokia buys Alcatel for £11.2 billion, but not to get back into the smartphone game

Nokia buys Alcatel for £11.2 billion, but not to get back into the smartphone game

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Nokia has officially confirmed that it is to buy Alcatel-Lucent for a total of around 15.6 billion euros (£11.2 billion). It calls the move a merger but also states that the business will operate under the Nokia brand in future. As part of the deal,... >>

Dyson AM09: The all-weather bladeless fan gets a tidy update (hands-on)

Dyson AM09: The all-weather bladeless fan gets a tidy update (hands-on)

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Dyson has updated its bladeless Hot + Cool fan technology to devise a new model that not only blows warm or cold air into a room as the AM05 we saw in 2013, but also has two ways it can stream the air so it can be focused either at an individual or spread... >>

Apple's WWDC 2015 to start on 8 June, iOS 9 anybody?

Apple's WWDC 2015 to start on 8 June, iOS 9 anybody?

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Apple has announced that it will be hosting its annual Worldwide Developers Conference from 8 June at the traditional location of the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The Cupertino company unveiled iOS 8 at last year's event so it's a safe bet that it... >>

If you want to play Grand Theft Auto 5 in 4K you’ll need one of these

If you want to play Grand Theft Auto 5 in 4K you’ll need one of these

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When Rockstar released images of Grand Theft Auto 5 running in 4K our mouths hit the floor; partly because the shots looked so good and partly because there's no way our current PC setup could handle it. That's not because our Nvidia GTX 780 Ti graphics... >>

Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 compacts debut with 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens

Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 compacts debut with 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens

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Sony has unveiled a trio of compact cameras that utilise proprietary Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lenses with 30 times optical zoom. The Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 cameras will all be available from early summer and offer 18.2-megapixel Exmore... >>

HeroCast for GoPro could change the way we watch extreme sports in HD forever

HeroCast for GoPro could change the way we watch extreme sports in HD forever

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Vislink and GoPro have joined forces to bring live wireless HD video transmission to the GoPro Hero3+Black and Hero4 cameras for the first time. The HeroCast is a miniature transmitter that enables GoPro camera users to stream action footage as it happens.... >>

5 top gadgets that are heavier than Adidas’ Adizero 99g football boots, you won’t believe number 5

5 top gadgets that are heavier than Adidas’ Adizero 99g football boots, you won’t believe number 5

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A couple years ago Pocket-lint got to check out Adidas' prototype football boot, its Adizero 99g which weighed, you guessed it, 99 grams. Now the company is ready to release a pair as part of its "Limited Edition" footwear range. They will only be... >>

The Simpsons DVDs canned, digital downloads only from here on in

The Simpsons DVDs canned, digital downloads only from here on in

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Fans of The Simpsons who have been dedicated enough to collect each series on DVD will have holes in their collection, it has been revealed, as Fox will no longer be releasing home DVD versions of the latest series. It will concentrate on offering the... >>

Xbox One now under £300 in the UK, get it with Halo: The Master Chief Collection free if you're quick

Xbox One now under £300 in the UK, get it with Halo: The Master Chief Collection free if you're quick

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Microsoft has slashed the price of the Xbox One to less than £300, at least for the time being. Some retailers already sell it at that price, or even less, of course, but this is an official price drop. It also includes the Halo: The Master Chief Collection... >>

This Apple Watch is worth £1,200 more than the new one

This Apple Watch is worth £1,200 more than the new one

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The Apple Watch has garnered a lot of attention since its unveiling last year, with hype magnifying significantly since Apple opened its pre-order process for the new device on Friday 10 April. Even new areas in Apple Stores and concessions in major... >>