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Is there anything better than Nintendo Vans sneakers?

Is there anything better than Nintendo Vans sneakers?

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Footwear brand Vans has teamed with Nintendo to develop a range of its trademark trainers that retro games fans will adore. Accidentally leaked by German sports shoe retailer 43einhalb, a range of Vans skate sneakers, high-tops and flip flops are coming... >>

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review: Going out with a bang
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review: Going out with a bang

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Can you imagine a child patiently waiting for Christmas Day only to be told it's being moved to 23 February? Then again to 16 March? Well, that's how we felt about the constantly shifting release dates of the latest and purportedly last in the Uncharted... >>

Now TV Kids Pass coming to give children their shows in the one place

Now TV Kids Pass coming to give children their shows in the one place

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Now TV will soon add an all-new subscription offering and it's just for children. From 21 June, you will be able to pay £2.99 a month for a Now TV Kids Pass. It will give access to six live TV channels and all the box sets and catch up content to view... >>

WhatsApp wants to take over your Windows 10 or OS X desktop

WhatsApp wants to take over your Windows 10 or OS X desktop

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WhatsApp is heavily rumoured to be developing a native application for Windows 10 and OS X. It is possible to connect to your WhatsApp profile and display messages through a browser, but that only works through your phone. WhatsApp Web simply syncs through... >>

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

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

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There's no hiding from the fact that Nintendo has suffered some rocky times over the last couple of years. The Wii U is shaping up to be the company's biggest console flop to date (excluding the odd and not widely available Virtual Boy) and its more... >>

Start saving now, Nintendo NX likely to be expensive

Start saving now, Nintendo NX likely to be expensive

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Nintendo has learnt many lessons from the troubled lifespan of the Wii U and that is likely to be both good and bad news for the Nintendo NX. It will undoubtedly benefit from the extra time the company wants to put into its development before a March... >>

HTC One Wear smartwatch not coming until June, Petra delay reported

HTC One Wear smartwatch not coming until June, Petra delay reported

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The prospective smartwatch from HTC, which has gone under the names HTC Petra and HTC One Wear in the past, clearly didn't appear in April, as suggested in previous rumours and leaks. Instead, it is not said to be launched in the week commencing 6 June.... >>

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

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The time of Ultra HD or 4K is now. This latest step in high-definition is no longer something for the rich and privileged, it's coming from all sides, making your TV viewing better than ever before. There's a huge amount of choice and plenty of confusion:... >>

You won't believe how little you'll pay for this 75-inch 4K HDR TV

You won't believe how little you'll pay for this 75-inch 4K HDR TV

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Hisense has released a 75-inch 4K HDR TV for a little under £2,500. The Hisense 75M7900 features all the latest telly tech but for a fraction of the price of rivals. In fact, you'll be hard pressed to find a 55-inch 4K HDR TV for much cheaper, let alone... >>

Huawei Mate 9 could have a 20MP dual camera and blow P9 out of the water

Huawei Mate 9 could have a 20MP dual camera and blow P9 out of the water

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We've only recently seen a couple of flagship Huawei phones launched, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, but there is talk of another device coming from the Chinese company that could overshadow them - at least where the camera is concerned. The Huawei Mate... >>

Instagram demands Littergram app name change, what a load of rubbish

Instagram demands Littergram app name change, what a load of rubbish

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Instagram has sent a letter to the British creator of the anti-litter application Littergram, demanding it change its name. Littergram is a not-for-profit venture started in 2014, which encourages people in Britain to take photos of litter and send them... >>

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

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HP has unveiled an addition to its Chromebook range that offers similar spec to the recently released 2016 model of the MacBook. However, it costs almost a third of Apple's computer. The HP Chromebook 13 starts at $499 (£342) while the entry-level superslim... >>

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

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You might have noticed a strange hashtag at the trending charts on Twitter today, at least in the UK. "#EdBallsDay" is riding strong with more than 20,000 tweets today alone. But what is Ed Balls Day and why are so many posting funny comments about it... >>

The Iron Man Civil War Xbox One is the best console you'll never own

The Iron Man Civil War Xbox One is the best console you'll never own

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We've seen plenty of special edition Xbox One consoles in the last couple of years, with a different coloured or designed model coming out with just about every major release, but we can safely say that the customised Iron Man variant is the best. It... >>

Angry Birds Action: Rovio goes the whole hog with biggest game yet

Angry Birds Action: Rovio goes the whole hog with biggest game yet

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After the incredible success of the original Angry Birds, it can be argued that the series has been superseded in popularity by games by developers that embraced the free-to-play model faster than Rovio. Look at the top grossing apps on Apple's App Store... >>

LG Stylus 2 first smartphone with DAB+ radio, now available from O2

LG Stylus 2 first smartphone with DAB+ radio, now available from O2

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The LG Stylus 2 smartphone is now available exclusively through O2 in the UK. The 5.7-inch device is available for no up-front cost on plans priced from £19 a month. It is also available as a pay as you go handset. LG unveiled the device during Mobile... >>

Samsung Gear VR 2 could work without needing a phone

Samsung Gear VR 2 could work without needing a phone

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Samsung has confirmed that it is working on a virtual reality headset that won't need a phone to provide the screen. It could even be completely self-contained, offering wireless VR without needing any separate device or PC at all. The current Samsung... >>

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare leaked, coming 4 November

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare leaked, coming 4 November

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Thanks to a leak by a Reddit user (who has since been deleted), we now know the next Call of Duty game's name and release date. An image of a reservation card from US store Target reveals the name Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and its American street... >>

The Legend of Zelda Wii U delayed until 2017, Nintendo NX version confirmed

The Legend of Zelda Wii U delayed until 2017, Nintendo NX version confirmed

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After Star Fox Zero, the next (and possibly last) big name Nintendo title for the Wii U is The Legend of Zelda. However, it's in serious danger of missing the bus, as it has been put back again until 2017. Originally planned for a 2015 release, the upcoming... >>

Still no Mario for iOS or Android, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing instead

Still no Mario for iOS or Android, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing instead

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Nintendo has revealed what its next two mobile apps will be but there's still no sign of Mario. The company has revealed the two games that will follow its first app, Miitomo, and neither of them star the moustachioed plumber. That's not to say they won't... >>

Nintendo NX release date revealed but won't be at E3 2016

Nintendo NX release date revealed but won't be at E3 2016

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Nintendo has officially revealed the date it plans to release its next home console. The Nintendo NX will hit stores in March 2017 around the world. In addition, the company has confirmed that the "NX" name is still just a codename, it might be different... >>

New Homefront: The Revolution trailer shows why it could be most interesting FPS this year

New Homefront: The Revolution trailer shows why it could be most interesting FPS this year

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Homefront: The Revolution will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on 20 May and the latest trailer to hit the net shows why it'll be worth keeping an eye on. After mixed reviews for the first Homefront game, Deep Silver and developer Dambuster Studios... >>

You can buy Uncharted 4 on eBay now, thanks to pre-order shipping error

You can buy Uncharted 4 on eBay now, thanks to pre-order shipping error

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Reports are emerging that some retailers such as Amazon have accidentally shipped copies of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End to pre-order customers two weeks ahead of its official release date. That has lead to several copies appearing on eBay for as much as... >>

Tesco Mobile scraps European roaming charges, more countries than Three

Tesco Mobile scraps European roaming charges, more countries than Three

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Tesco Mobile has ditched roaming charges for its network customers who travel around Europe this summer. What's more, its new Home From Home scheme covers more countries than Three's equivalent service. Pay monthly or pay as you go customers will be able... >>

Adidas Climacool NFC Smart Suits for racing drivers could reveal vital information in a crash

Adidas Climacool NFC Smart Suits for racing drivers could reveal vital information in a crash

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Adidas is sewing NFC chips into Climacool racing drivers' suits to give them smart properties. The Adidas Climacool Smart Suit, made under licence by motorsports specialist Fyshe, contains a chip that is currently used to authenticate the race suit is... >>