Archive for Rik Henderson

Google Home official and coming "later this year", Google's answer to Amazon Echo

Google Home official and coming "later this year", Google's answer to Amazon Echo

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Google has officially unveiled Google Home, its rival device to the Amazon Echo. It is voice controlled through a new technology Google now calls Google Assistant. It basically allows you to speak normally and it understands commands in context. It also... >>

Watch Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man and the story of a real-life Snake bionic arm

Watch Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man and the story of a real-life Snake bionic arm

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Games publisher Konami was so troubled with the plight of double amputee James Young that it has worked on a device to help the 25-year-old. It has built a working bionic arm, designed around the one used by Snake (Big Boss) in Metal Gear Solid 5: The... >>

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

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We all rely heavily on technology these days and why not? Most gadgets are enablers that aid us in our daily lives. Where would we be without our smartphones, tablets, TVs, the internet or an electronic back scratcher? However, overuse of tech can... >>

This is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active and it's hardly in camouflage

This is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active and it's hardly in camouflage

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As is traditional Samsung is expected to announce a more robust addition to its Galaxy S7 line of phones soon. It has been adding an Active version of its flagship Android devices for several generations and the SGS7 will be no expected. The Samsung Galaxy... >>

Hugely controversial Preacher exclusive to Amazon Prime Instant Video in UK

Hugely controversial Preacher exclusive to Amazon Prime Instant Video in UK

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Amazon has snapped up several exclusive rights to one of the most eagerly anticipated US TV series, Preacher. It will be only available on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK, Austria, Germany and Japan. The series starts on Monday 23 May. Based on... >>

Lenovo K5 comes to the UK with octa-core processor for less than £130

Lenovo K5 comes to the UK with octa-core processor for less than £130

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Alongside the launch of two new handsets in the Moto G4 and G4 Plus, Motorola-owner Lenovo has confirmed that it is bringing another budget smartphone to the UK. The Lenovo K5 will retail for just £129 yet is HD and comes with a Qualcomm octa-core processor... >>

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

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There's a revolution happening in TV catch-up. Paid TV services have long offered on demand services, as have individual applications for a multitude of broadcasters, but now there's a subscription free alternative to catching up on television shows you've... >>

Is this a gold iPhone 7 in hands-on pictures?

Is this a gold iPhone 7 in hands-on pictures?

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Images have appeared in China of what some are claiming to be an iPhone 7. However, they are shonky to say the least. And although some aspects of previous rumours can be seen, we're not convinced they're kosher. The images appeared on Chinese site Weibo... >>

How Adobe helped The Simpsons' Homer speak live in groundbreaking episode

How Adobe helped The Simpsons' Homer speak live in groundbreaking episode

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Last night in the US a segment of The Simpsons was broadcast live. Homer Simpson spoke live to the audience in a groundbreaking television first. Voice actor Dan Castellaneta improvised a three-minute live section of the cartoon, talking about current... >>

Amazing Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus leaks show design and specifications

Amazing Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus leaks show design and specifications

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With a Motorola event planned for tomorrow, Tuesday 17 May, it comes as no surprise that speculation on what could be unveiled is ramping up. It has been thought for a while that a new version of the Motorola Moto G would make an appearance. And recently,... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: F1 Spanish Grand Prix, The Hollow Crown and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: F1 Spanish Grand Prix, The Hollow Crown and more

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When looking for something to watch it's worth remembering that with Freeview Play you can easily find shows that have been on in the last seven days, without having to go through a multitude of different streaming apps. TVs, set-top-boxes and other entertainment... >>

Pret A Manger slip-up reveals Android Pay coming to UK sooner than you think

Pret A Manger slip-up reveals Android Pay coming to UK sooner than you think

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It's been known for a while that Android Pay is to launch in the UK this summer, but it seems we won't have long to wait before the service becomes available. It could be a matter of days. That's the impression given by food chain Pret A Manger. The Telegraph... >>

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

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Doom is out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC today, Friday 13 May. And while we don't have a review ready yet, thanks to servers only just going live, we do have a tonne of info that should help you when you spark up the game for the first time. Firmly... >>

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

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The long-awaited, next generation Doom is out today, or Doom 4 as it has previously been called. It's in shops and available as a digital download for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and ahead of a full review, we're looking back at the history of the first-person... >>

Doom Collector's Edition in pictures: See what you get for £100

Doom Collector's Edition in pictures: See what you get for £100

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The long awaited reboot of Doom is out for PC, PS4 and Xbox One today and we've got our hands on the £100 Collector's Edition. Our review will be coming over the next few days because multiplayer servers have only just been switched on by Bethesda and... >>

Buying a new TV? Here’s what to look for

Buying a new TV? Here’s what to look for

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With the European Championships and Rio Olympics both looming, you might be thinking of upgrading your television soon. You might have already heard a lot about 4K and have decided that, with plenty of Ultra HD content on the horizon, now's the time... >>

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

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Launched in October last year, the Freeview Play service has gathered momentum of late. Many more supported devices are now available and the free catch-up technology from the UK's major digital television provider is proving an excellent alternative... >>

You'll need to pay for BBC iPlayer from 2017

You'll need to pay for BBC iPlayer from 2017

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The government's white paper on the BBC Charter has been published and one of the stand-out changes will be the expected close of what is termed the "iPlayer loophole". Currently, people in the UK can watch BBC programming through BBC iPlayer for free,... >>

LG Action Cam livestreams over 4G, is 4K and works with YouTube Live

LG Action Cam livestreams over 4G, is 4K and works with YouTube Live

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LG has announced an addition to its Friend ecosystem, the LG Action Cam. It is capable of capturing 4K video footage and also stream content to services such as YouTube Live over a 4G connection. Its LTE connectivity will be dependent on partnered carriers... >>

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive

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The TomTom MyDrive application for iPhone and Android will now inform you if there is traffic congestion on your commute home or to the office, before you've set off. MyDrive Traffic Checker is a new feature that has been added to the app for free. MyDrive... >>

Barclays goes it alone for Android contactless payment, not Android Pay

Barclays goes it alone for Android contactless payment, not Android Pay

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Ahead of a UK launch for Android Pay, Barclays has decided to go it alone by offering Android phone owning customers the chance to make contactless payments through its own app. Coming in June, Barclays Contactless Mobile works on Android devices with... >>

Amazon's Top Gear rival is The Grand Tour, will be filmed in a tent

Amazon's Top Gear rival is The Grand Tour, will be filmed in a tent

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Amazon's rival show to Top Gear has finally got a name. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will present a new car show called The Grand Tour, which will start on the Amazon Prime Instant Video this autumn. Not much has been revealed about... >>

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

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With two-and-a-half years under its belt, the PlayStation 4 has matured into a fine games console and no mistake. PlayStation Now is in full swing, offering cloud gaming for a large library of quality PS3 games. And Spotify integration through the PlayStation... >>

Garmin Forerunner 735XT shows that sports watches can be sleek too

Garmin Forerunner 735XT shows that sports watches can be sleek too

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Garmin has unveiled a top of the range running and multisports watch that features heart rate monitoring yet is sleek on the wrist. The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is lightweight and has 24/7 Elevate heart rate monitoring built-in. It also has GPS - after... >>

EE Jay is a fun and budget-friendly 4G tablet for summer travelling

EE Jay is a fun and budget-friendly 4G tablet for summer travelling

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EE has introduced an entry-level tablet to its range that offers decent spec for a budget price. The Jay from EE, as it is called, is a 7.85-inch 4G device with Android 5.1 Lollipop, a quad-core 1GHz processor, 16GB of on-board storage and microSD card... >>