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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dead, bereft of life, it has ceased to be... it is an ex-smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dead, bereft of life, it has ceased to be... it is an ex-smartphone

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After reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphones also catching fire and exploding, Samsung has called it a day. It has announced that it is ceasing production of the device completely and will no longer sell stock that already exists.The Wall Street... >>

Limited edition Doctor Strange Honor 8 phone will be up for grabs soon

Limited edition Doctor Strange Honor 8 phone will be up for grabs soon

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Honor has teamed with Marvel for a whole slew of Doctor Strange tie-ins, one of which being a limited edition version of the Honor 8.The Huawei-owned brand will be offering a special version of its Android phone with the "Eye of Agamotto" etched onto... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date revealed, not expected to be brought forward

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date revealed, not expected to be brought forward

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With the Note 7 saga seemingly never ending, Samsung will be looking to restore consumer trust with its next major phone launch. However, contrary to some reports, it is unlikely to be moving it closer, regardless of its current handset issues.Speculation... >>

PayPal and Vodafone team to offer contactless payments from a PayPal account

PayPal and Vodafone team to offer contactless payments from a PayPal account

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Vodafone has been offering the ability for its customers to make contactless payments through Android phones for a while now, long before Android Pay made it over to the UK.Its Vodafone Wallet app has given users the ability to pay for items through Vodafone... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless review: Bluetooth without compromise
5.0 stars

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless review: Bluetooth without compromise

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How do you improve one of the best pair of headphones on the market? Make them wireless that's how.The Bowers & Wilkins P7 over-ears have been a favourite of ours since their release in 2013. They have held their own against many competitors in the over-ear... >>

Kodak's having another stab at a smartphone, maybe high-end this time?

Kodak's having another stab at a smartphone, maybe high-end this time?

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Kodak is teasing a new smartphone it is planning to unveil on 20 October. And yep, you're probably thinking exactly the same as us when we first found out.The company has a Kodak Phones Twitter account and posted a picture of what looks to be a Kodak-branded... >>

What is Westworld, when is it on TV and can you watch for free?

What is Westworld, when is it on TV and can you watch for free?

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It was mid-2014 when HBO announced that it would make a small screen adaptation of Westworld and although we've had a lengthy wait it's finally here.Most will fondly remember Michael Crichton's original film from the early 70s, with a robotic Yul Brynner... >>

You can't have HDR on your PS4 and PSVR plugged in at the same time

You can't have HDR on your PS4 and PSVR plugged in at the same time

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Sony will finally release its virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR, next week, with pre-orders shipping and stores stocking the device from Thursday 13 October.We've been playing with one ourselves, with a full review to hit Pocket-lint very soon,... >>

Sky Q adds split screen viewing to make football and F1 even more thrilling

Sky Q adds split screen viewing to make football and F1 even more thrilling

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Sports fans with a Sky Q box are in for a treat as there is a new feature that will help them enjoy tense action like never before.A Sports Split Screen mode makes great use of the Sky Q boxes' many tuners in order to present different ways to keep... >>

Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion
4.5 stars

Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion

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When it comes to travelling, Bose has long been the headphones king. Its QuietComfort range, with active noise-cancellation (ANC), has improved flights and train rides immeasurably over the years.That's because the US firm's ANC technology is considered... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature headphones preview: For those serious about their music

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature headphones preview: For those serious about their music

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It was only a short while ago when Bowers & Wilkins unveiled the P7 Wireless, a wire-free version of its then flagship headphones and they are top quality - worthy of a premium tag for sure. However, the company has just gone one better. There are now... >>

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support helps Xbox One S sales soar in September

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support helps Xbox One S sales soar in September

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Microsoft is considerably winning the battle of the slimmed-down consoles. In September, the Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB models helped UK sales soar by 989 per cent week-on-week.Games industry trade paper MCV reports that GfK data shows Xbox One had 71... >>

Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness tracker encourages your kids to keep active

Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness tracker encourages your kids to keep active

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Garmin has added a new activity tracker to its line-up, but this time it's strictly for kids.The Garmin Vivofit Jnr is a fitness tracker designed to encourage children aged from four to nine to keep active, with different fun-looking models that are durable... >>

Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung's Tizen smartwatch OS

Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung's Tizen smartwatch OS

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Huawei has rapidly become one of the top manufacturers of smartwatches over the last year or so and its always used Android Wear to run them.However, that could change with its next device. It is tipped to be switching to the Tizen OS that Samsung... >>

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

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Microsoft has released a video that shows the first 20 minutes of Gears of War 4, taking you through the opening prologue and its initial mission.Rod Ferguson and Matt Searcy from developer The Coalition play through the game's beginning, so you can... >>

BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch hardware division, all phones to be made by third-parties in future

BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch hardware division, all phones to be made by third-parties in future

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It might not come as a surprise considering recent BlackBerry handsets have been OEM models made by third-parties, but the company has confirmed that it will no longer make hardware of any kind in-house going forward.As part of its second quarter financial... >>

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

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YouTube has launched a version of its app designed specifically for users on slow data connections or with limiting data caps.YouTube Go has been developed initially for users in India but will then be rolled out wider after a testing period.It is designed... >>

You'll finally be able to buy a blast-free, safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from 28 October

You'll finally be able to buy a blast-free, safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from 28 October

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Samsung will finally, officially sell the Galaxy Note 7 in the UK and Europe from 28 October, as long as safe shipments have arrived and all replacement devices have been issued by then.The company confirmed the new on-sale date in a press release sent... >>

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

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When we last met AC Worldwide, we saw a couple of superb, Star Wars-licensed Bluetooth speakers in the shape of a Stormtrooper helmet and C-3PO's head respectively. We were also told at the time that they would soon be joined by Darth Vader and Master... >>

BBC iPlayer will require BBC iD registration and account from early 2017

BBC iPlayer will require BBC iD registration and account from early 2017

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The BBC has confirmed that users of BBC iPlayer will be required to log into the service using their BBC iD accounts from early 2017.For many years, the service has been completely open and free-to-use and while the latter will continue - save for a Television... >>

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

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We've been fans of Plex for years, the way it organises our media files, fetches metadata and basically sets up our home streaming network to be as comprehensive, yet graphically rich and simple to use as Netflix or Amazon Video.However, unless you have... >>

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

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Roku has officially confirmed that it is replacing all the set-to-boxes in its line-up with all-new devices.As rumoured over the last couple of weeks, there are five new Roku boxes, which start at just $29.99 for an entry-level device, going up to £129.99... >>

Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here
4.0 stars

Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here

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Our first dalliances with virtual reality (VR) were with Virtuality, a system created by W. Industries back in the early 90s, and it blew our minds at the time.The graphics were basic and blurry, the headsets cumbersome and heavy, and a session with a... >>

New Apple TV surfaces in FCC filing, has Bluetooth and, er, NFC?

New Apple TV surfaces in FCC filing, has Bluetooth and, er, NFC?

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When the latest Apple TV was unveiled a year ago it raised a few eyebrows. That's because, excellent streaming box that it is, it didn't have support for 4K video. It seemed short sighted at the time, becoming even more so as rivals released their own... >>

Samsung ordered to X-ray every Galaxy Note 7 battery as replacements continue

Samsung ordered to X-ray every Galaxy Note 7 battery as replacements continue

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Samsung has been ordered by a regulator in its homeland to perform X-ray scans of every battery in every Samsung Galaxy Note 7 before they can be sold or used in a replacement.The Wall Street Journal reports that the Korean Agency for Technology and... >>

These are the new Roku boxes with 4K HDR, specs and pics revealed

These are the new Roku boxes with 4K HDR, specs and pics revealed

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At the end of August, we revealed that Roku will be replacing its entire streaming box line-up with as many as five new devices. We believe they will be launched in the next few weeks, in the States at least, and will add 4K HDR streaming to at least... >>

BBC looks to the future of television with Holographic TV prototype

BBC looks to the future of television with Holographic TV prototype

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The BBC has often been at the forefront of new broadcast technologies, trialling 3D, virtual reality and 4K programming long before many others.All three have either made it into the public sphere or are on the immediate horizon - and one has even been... >>

If you thought clamshell phones were dead, take a look at this Samsung SM-W2017 Android monster

If you thought clamshell phones were dead, take a look at this Samsung SM-W2017 Android monster

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It's been a long time since we last owned a clamshell phone, most likely a Motorola Razr of some description, but Samsung is merrily cracking on with the form factor. And it must be said that its latest, the Samsung SM-W2017 is a rather tasty little... >>

CoWatch smartwatch is the Amazon Echo for your wrist

CoWatch smartwatch is the Amazon Echo for your wrist

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We're only just about to get Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot in the UK for the first time, with the Echo coming on 28 September and the smaller Dot arriving a month later, but US customers have had access to Alexa-enabled devices for more than a year.That's... >>

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath

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The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset went on sale in UK stores yesterday, and with it came pricing details for the long-awaited Oculus Touch controllers that are to be made available before Christmas.Pocket-lint has had the pleasure of using the Touch... >>

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 are the BTTF trainers with powerlaces you can actually own

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 are the BTTF trainers with powerlaces you can actually own

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After teasing them back in May, Nike is now ready to put its first mass consumer-ready powerlaced trainers on sale.Like the boots Marty wore in Back to the Future II, the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 sneakers have self-powered laces that tighten around your feet... >>

You can fit more than 26,000 RAW files on this one 1TB SanDisk SD card

You can fit more than 26,000 RAW files on this one 1TB SanDisk SD card

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In this time of rising megapixel counts and 4K video, storage is also rising to keep up. And company's like Western Digital, which owns SanDisk, is having to rip up the rulebooks when it comes to SD card capacities.During Photokina this week it unveiled... >>

Oculus Rift now available in UK stores, get a demo in John Lewis and other shops

Oculus Rift now available in UK stores, get a demo in John Lewis and other shops

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Although UK customers have been able to order the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset from the company's US website, the device is now officially available to buy from several UK stores today, 20 September.John Lewis, Curry's PC World, Game and Harrods... >>

Amazing Google Pixel and Pixel XL hands-on photos leak, looking tasty

Amazing Google Pixel and Pixel XL hands-on photos leak, looking tasty

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Google Pixel rumours and leaks are coming thick and fast at the moment. No sooner had we seen reported price details and official confirmation of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL launch event, we now have a great idea of what they look like in the... >>

Long awaited Sony A99 II now official, 4K video and 42.4MP sensor

Long awaited Sony A99 II now official, 4K video and 42.4MP sensor

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Sony has finally announced a successor to the A99, more than three years since it released the flagship DSLR.The Sony A99 II is a powerhouse of an SLR, with a 42.4-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, hybrid phase detection autofocus system... >>

What time is the GoPro Karma drone and Hero 5 launch and how can I watch it online?

What time is the GoPro Karma drone and Hero 5 launch and how can I watch it online?

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After many rumours and a long wait, GoPro is finally ready to unleash its first camera-ready drone at a dedicated event near Lake Tahoe in the States.There have been several videos released showing what the GoPro Karma is capable of, but we'll see more... >>

Wow, you can get an Amazon Fire TV Stick for under £10 if you’re very quick

Wow, you can get an Amazon Fire TV Stick for under £10 if you’re very quick

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We now know that The Grand Tour, the long awaited TV show starring former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, will be available to Amazon Prime members from Friday 18 November.It will then run for the following 11 weeks,... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 going back on sale from 28 September

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 going back on sale from 28 September

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One of the worst periods in Samsung's history is almost at an end with reports suggesting that the company has isolated the problem which made some Note 7 smartphones explode. It is almost ready to put the phone back on the market, with suspected faulty... >>

FIFA 17 demo out now, download links for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC right here

FIFA 17 demo out now, download links for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC right here

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Electronic Arts has released a mighty demo for FIFA 17, two weeks before the final game's official release.It's available across all formats - Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC - and you can start the download process by clicking on the individual links... >>

PS4 HDR update arrives, download firmware 4.0 right now

PS4 HDR update arrives, download firmware 4.0 right now

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Sony has pushed out its latest software for the PlayStation 4 so you should find it waiting for you, either to download or already installed if you have updates set to do so automatically.PlayStation system software 4.0 adds a few new features, including... >>

CBeebies Playtime Island now available for free for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets

CBeebies Playtime Island now available for free for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets

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After huge success with its last collection of games for pre-schoolers, the BBC has launched a second CBeebies Playtime app for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets with all-new games and experiences to keep young kids amused.Like the original, CBeebies... >>

Microsoft to kill Lumia line by end of 2016, Surface phones going forward

Microsoft to kill Lumia line by end of 2016, Surface phones going forward

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Microsoft has been tipped to introduce a Surface Phone for a while and a new report suggests that could be all the company focused on going forward. It is said to be ditching the Lumia branding and ending production of the Windows 10 handsets by the end... >>

These pics show what the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera is capable of

These pics show what the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera is capable of

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Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were launched on Wednesday last week and there was a lot of talk about their improved photo abilities. The latter in particular benefits from a new dual lens system, with a 12-megapixel telephoto camera sitting alongside... >>

PS4 Pro ditches 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player for cost and one other reason...

PS4 Pro ditches 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player for cost and one other reason...

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There's little doubt that the PS4 Pro, announced on Wednesday, is a spectacular 4K gaming powerhouse, but we were shocked to learn that it doesn't feature a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player for disc playback.Considering the Xbox One S, which hit stores in August,... >>

£90 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet gets supercharged to the max

£90 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet gets supercharged to the max

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Amazon has announced a new version of its 8-inch high definition tablet that not only comes with better battery life and more RAM, it's just £89.99.The Amazon Fire HD 8 has an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display, quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 4,750mAh... >>

BBC iPlayer adds Live Restart to mobile and tablet apps, other huge changes coming soon

BBC iPlayer adds Live Restart to mobile and tablet apps, other huge changes coming soon

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The BBC will shortly roll out Live Restart to its BBC iPlayer mobile and tablet applications, bringing them in line with the TV and set-top-box versions.Live Restart was introduced as a connected TV feature in August last year. It allows you to start... >>

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accidentally confirmed... by Apple

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accidentally confirmed... by Apple

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Apple will officially unveil its new handsets in a special media event today and while we've long suspected that they will be the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus we've never had official confirmation.Now we have, because Apple itself accidentally leaked... >>

What time is the PlayStation 4 Neo and PS4 Slim launch and can I watch it online?

What time is the PlayStation 4 Neo and PS4 Slim launch and can I watch it online?

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Sony is hosting a dedicated press event in New York today, Wednesday, 7 September, where it is expected to refresh its PlayStation 4 console line-up with two newly announced machines.The company will also likely talk more about the imminent PlayStation... >>

EE starts Cat 9 rollout, achieves 360Mbps download speeds on an HTC 10

EE starts Cat 9 rollout, achieves 360Mbps download speeds on an HTC 10

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EE has announced its intention to roll out network compatibility for Cat 9 devices to cities in the UK this year, with the first venue to get the service being the EE-sponsored Wembley Stadium in London.The company has promised that central London,... >>

New Huawei-made Nexus 7 should hit before end of 2016

New Huawei-made Nexus 7 should hit before end of 2016

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After a few years off, it seems that Google has plans to bring back the Nexus 7 tablet. A Huawei-made 7-inch device is reportedly set for release before the end of 2016.The original Nexus 7 really shook up the tablet market on its release in 2012, while... >>