Archive for Rik Henderson

PayPal takes on Visa and Mastercard with PayPal Credit, and interest starts at 0%

PayPal takes on Visa and Mastercard with PayPal Credit, and interest starts at 0%

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PayPal has announced an addition to its services in the form of a credit system that takes on the credit card companies. There is a twist, however; there will be no interest to pay on online purchases over £150, as long as you pay off the balance in a... >>

Bye bye BB10, BlackBerry kills operating system after admitting defeat

Bye bye BB10, BlackBerry kills operating system after admitting defeat

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BlackBerry has admitted defeat in the packed consumer phone market and will no longer make phones featuring its own operating system. There will be no more BB10 handsets produced. Instead, it will concentrate on establishing itself as a major Android... >>

This is the HTC 10 you won’t want: HTC 10 Lifestyle

This is the HTC 10 you won’t want: HTC 10 Lifestyle

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When HTC launched its latest flagship smartphone, which we preview in full here, it revealed there will actually be two variants shipped globally. There is the top-of-the-line HTC 10, which we will get in the UK and US, but also a version with less impressive... >>

Ratchet & Clank (2016) review: Platformer perfection on PS4?
4.5 stars

Ratchet & Clank (2016) review: Platformer perfection on PS4?

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Timed to coincide with the Ratchet & Clank movie, this is the first time two of Sony's most-loved platform-exclusive heroes have officially appeared in their own game on PlayStation 4. And although fans might be bemused at first with how familiar it all... >>

This is the HTC 10 that will launch tomorrow

This is the HTC 10 that will launch tomorrow

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HTC's "Power of 10" event takes place tomorrow, 12 April, and we'll therefore soon see the much-rumoured HTC 10 in the flesh. Before then though, you can get a glimpse of the flagship phone in a couple of new leaked images that have hit dutch website... >>

Apple’s future MacBook keyboards could get rid of the keys altogether

Apple’s future MacBook keyboards could get rid of the keys altogether

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Apple has filed a patent with the US Patent & Trademark Office that could change the way you interact with its MacBooks forever. It is proposing taking away the physical keyboard and replacing it with a re-configurable, force-sensitive system instead.... >>

HTC 10: Qualcomm Snapdragon confirmed and first OIS selfie pictures leaked

HTC 10: Qualcomm Snapdragon confirmed and first OIS selfie pictures leaked

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With the official launch next Tuesday, 12 April, it comes as no surprise that official teases, leaks and rumours about the HTC 10 flagship smartphone are ramping up. One of the latest comes from the horse's mouth itself. Qualcomm has posted a confirmation... >>

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 1TB or more for less than £50

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 1TB or more for less than £50

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Like with the Xbox One, our foremost and perhaps only major gripe about the PlayStation 4 is that the 500GB hard drive of the entry model is hopelessly light on storage capacity, especially considering the mammoth file sizes of some of the best games... >>

HTC responds to Huawei P9 best camera claims with HTC 10 teaser of its own

HTC responds to Huawei P9 best camera claims with HTC 10 teaser of its own

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HTC will finally unveil the HTC 10 flagship smartphone on 12 April at its "#Powerof10" events around the globe, which is just around the corner. But that hasn't stopped it teasing the device's capabilities on the build up. The latest is in the form of a... >>

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Huawei has slowly established itself as a major player in the smartphone market in recent years, first through volume of devices, then through standout phones. Devices like the Nexus 6P, the excellent Huawei Mate S with a pressure sensitive display... >>

You can play old SNES games on an original Game Boy, thanks to Raspberry Pi

You can play old SNES games on an original Game Boy, thanks to Raspberry Pi

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There have been plenty of Raspberry Pi projects that have stood out since the first of the diminutive computers was released, but few have caught the eye quite as must as Wermy's reuse of a Nintendo Game Boy. Taking the original Game Boy shell, he replaced... >>

Huawei TalkBand B3 added to company's wearables line-up

Huawei TalkBand B3 added to company's wearables line-up

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As well as its new P9 and P9 Plus smartphones, Huawei used its London launch event to unveil a new version of its smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid, the Huawei TalkBand B3. Like former models, it has a more bracelet-like design to the company's watches,... >>

Freeview Play to get even better with UKTV support

Freeview Play to get even better with UKTV support

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UKTV, which runs British channels Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama, is adding its app to those that work with Freeview Play - the free digital TV catch-up TV service. It effectively means that owners of Freeview Play-enabled TVs or set-top-boxes will... >>

You won’t need an iPad on a flight anymore with these massive seat back screens

You won’t need an iPad on a flight anymore with these massive seat back screens

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If you've flown on a Virgin Atlantic or newer British Airways plane recently you'll have noticed that the latest in-flight entertainment systems have big touch-enabled widescreen displays to enjoy films on, even when flying economy. However, compared... >>

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 now embraces connected tech like never before. Along with a snazzy new logo and look, Freeview offers connected content directly within its electronic programme... >>

Quantum Break review: All in good time
4.0 stars

Quantum Break review: All in good time

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Since Microsoft reassessed its Xbox One strategy and decided to focus more on the games than the box as an all-round entertainment machine, the console has become more competitive and a greater threat to the PlayStation 4. Especially with games like Quantum... >>

Gadget Show Live 2016: Jason Bradbury talks VR, GamesMaster and why YouTubers will inherit the Earth

Gadget Show Live 2016: Jason Bradbury talks VR, GamesMaster and why YouTubers will inherit the Earth

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For the last 12 years, Jason Bradbury has been the face of gadgets and technology, at least where television is concerned. He has been the main host of Channel 5's The Gadget Show throughout its entire 25 series run, and shows no sign of stopping. He's... >>

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

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Although there have been recent rumours that suggest otherwise, Nintendo has firmly denied that it is halting manufacture of the Wii U console. Even the most die-hard Nintendo fan will have to admit that it's been an unmitigated flop in comparison to... >>

Can someone Photoshop the Eiffel Tower under my finger? Simple request, hilarious results

Can someone Photoshop the Eiffel Tower under my finger? Simple request, hilarious results

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When Sid Frisjes visited France he, like many before him, attempted to get a humorous photo with him stood in front of the Eiffel Tower, with the perspective looking like he was touching it. When he saw the image, though, he realised it was anything but.... >>

PlayStation VR: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

PlayStation VR: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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First announced in 2014, under the codename Project Morpheus, PlayStation VR is likely to be a hit this coming Christmas and could even be the definitive device in the explosion of virtual reality. Sony's virtual reality headset works with the PS4, which... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Although an iPad Air 3 was rumoured throughout the build up to Apple's 21 March unveiling, it turns out that although much of the speculation was correct in the features the new iPad would offer, the name wasn't. Instead, Apple has simply called its... >>

How to get ready for PlayStation VR on the cheap

How to get ready for PlayStation VR on the cheap

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When Sony officially announced price and release date for its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset, it soon became apparent that it would actually cost more to get it up and running that the headline-friendly price tag. The headset will cost £350 (quoted... >>

All Sky customers to get live Sky Sports free… through new Sky Sports Mix channel

All Sky customers to get live Sky Sports free… through new Sky Sports Mix channel

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Sky is launching an all-new Sky Sports channel that will be free to all of its TV customers and offer a selection of different, live sporting events. Sky Sports Mix will include live sports including football, golf, cricket and more, and won't cost anything... >>

LG G5 pre-order deals for 1 April release date: Here are the prices and amazing freebies

LG G5 pre-order deals for 1 April release date: Here are the prices and amazing freebies

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The LG G5 will be available from 1 April but you wouldn't be a fool if you pre-ordered one from several of the UK's networks or retailers now. That's because they are offering some amazing deals for the flagship Android smartphone. The phone was a real... >>

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving
4.5 stars

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving

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When we first got our hands on the final version of Tom Clancy's The Division, we couldn't actually play it. That was because the review copy arrived before the servers were switched on. We had to wait until the Australian midnight opening started on... >>