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Nvidia Shield Android TV review: 4K and gaming meet in powerhouse box
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Nvidia Shield Android TV review: 4K and gaming meet in powerhouse box

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There has been a lot of talk of late about Amazon adopting 4K video streaming for its new Fire TV box, something Apple hasn't adopted in Apple TV. But Nvidia can sit pointing and laughing in a corner as its Shield Android TV is the most capable streaming... >>

Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player at last

Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player at last

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Amazon has finally added ITV Player to its Fire TV app line-up, giving owners of the existing set-top-box, plus those expecting the new one to arrive on their doorstep from 5 October, a chance to watch the UK broadcaster's catch-up channels. The service... >>

Nvidia Shield Android TV UK release date revealed: 4K60 streaming, GeForce Now gaming

Nvidia Shield Android TV UK release date revealed: 4K60 streaming, GeForce Now gaming

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Nvidia is finally ready to release its highly capable Android TV set-top-box in the UK and Europe, with the Shield TV being available from tomorrow, 1 October. And not only is it a powerhouse microconsole that offers cloud gaming, PC game streaming and... >>

How to stop Apple Music charging you when your free trial ends

How to stop Apple Music charging you when your free trial ends

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If, like us, you signed up to Apple Music almost as soon as it became available you will have to start to pay for the service from 1 October, which will cost £9.99 a month for a normal individual subscription, £14.99 for a family subscription for up... >>

Google Nexus 5X and 6P event: We’re here!

Google Nexus 5X and 6P event: We’re here!

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Google's launch event where it is expected to announce at least two new smartphones and an update to its Chromecast media streamer is due to kick off in San Francisco shortly and Pocket-lint is in attendance. We're in the building where we hope to hear... >>

PS4 System Software 3.0 Kenshin coming tomorrow, what will you get?

PS4 System Software 3.0 Kenshin coming tomorrow, what will you get?

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Sony has Sony has announced that after a successful beta test period with invited owners giving feedback, it is ready to release the new system software for its PlayStation 4 console. System Software 3.0 (codenamed Kenshin) will roll out from tomorrow,... >>

Project Spark for Xbox One and Windows goes completely free from 5 October

Project Spark for Xbox One and Windows goes completely free from 5 October

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Microsoft has accepted defeat in trying to make money from its creation game Project Spark, which started out as a free-to-play title but will soon ditch all paid content and go completely free. From 5 October, Project Spark will no longer cost any money... >>

Nexus 5X completely revealed in amazing specifications leak

Nexus 5X completely revealed in amazing specifications leak

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Since the specifications leak earlier - which turned out to be bang on the money, by the way - the Nexus 5X has been revealed by Google and we've published an in-depth round-up of all the different aspects of the new handset which you can find here. It... >>

Virgin Media Vivid 200Mbps broadband will be available to customers from October

Virgin Media Vivid 200Mbps broadband will be available to customers from October

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Virgin Media is to up the speed of its top level broadband to 200Mbps and offer customers the opportunity to upgrade starting on 1 October. The company has also branded its ultrafast broadband services Vivid. All broadband from 100Mbps and up will be... >>

Lego Dimensions wave 1 in pictures: The Starter Pack, Team Packs, Level Packs and Fun Packs in the flesh

Lego Dimensions wave 1 in pictures: The Starter Pack, Team Packs, Level Packs and Fun Packs in the flesh

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Lego Dimensions is Warner's answer to Skylanders and Disney Infinity in that it is a "toys to life" game where you get to add additional characters and vehicles to an original starter set through the included portal, but where it differs from the other... >>

Roku 4 confirmed by FCC posting leak

Roku 4 confirmed by FCC posting leak

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Last week a couple of separate reports suggested that not only is Roku planning a new set-top-box, but that it is likely to feature 4K video output. Now an FCC posting has been unearthed that shows a schematic of the new box and confirms that it is indeed... >>

10 best sports streaming services: The Ring, UFC TV, Red Bull TV and more

10 best sports streaming services: The Ring, UFC TV, Red Bull TV and more

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There are now so many different streaming services in the UK alone that it's hard to keep track of what offers what. Roku, for example, has over 1,700 channels available for its set-top-boxes and the Streaming Stick. And with that many it's hard to find... >>

BBC iPlayer for Children app coming for iPad and Android in 2016

BBC iPlayer for Children app coming for iPad and Android in 2016

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The BBC is to introduce a dedicated version of its BBC iPlayer application for kids in 2016. Not to be confused with the previously talked about iPlay service, BBC iPlayer for Children will be a dedicated app for iPad and Android tablets that strips... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Mad Max Fury Road, RWC 2015...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Mad Max Fury Road, RWC 2015...

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Another week and that means there's another bevy of some great TV shows and films to watch across a selection streaming services this weekend, through a streaming box like those made by Roku or even a Streaming Stick dongle. You might already know, but... >>

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus available today, here's everything you need to know

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus available today, here's everything you need to know

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Apple's latest smartphones are available in stores from today. The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are both on sale from Apple, networks and other retailers but you still might not have made a decision over which one to get, or whether you need an upgrade.... >>

Assassin's Creed Syndicate preview: In-depth play promises glorious return to form

Assassin's Creed Syndicate preview: In-depth play promises glorious return to form

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Please, sir, I want some more. Not only is that a quote from a Charles Dickens' novel, an author that appears in the latest Assassin's Creed, but it sums up how we felt as our time with the preview build of Syndicate came to an end. Unlike Oliver Twist... >>

LG V10 teaser video confirms previous image leaks to be real

LG V10 teaser video confirms previous image leaks to be real

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LG has released a teaser video for its new smartphone set to be launched in New York on 1 October and there is a significant clue shown that validates a couple of leaked images we've seen previously. A mysterious LG phone was spotted on the Chinese... >>

Vertu Signature Touch updated with high-end Android phone spec, still costs £6,500

Vertu Signature Touch updated with high-end Android phone spec, still costs £6,500

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Luxury smartphone brand Vertu is not one to hold back when it comes to decking its hardware in the fanciest finishes and finest materials, however it can sometimes take longer to upgrade its handsets to feature the latest technologies when compared to Samsung... >>

Your mobile bills could rise in the next year as networks’ spectrum fees triple

Your mobile bills could rise in the next year as networks’ spectrum fees triple

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After a lengthy consultation period, UK communications regulator Ofcom has set new annual licence fees for spectrum used by the mobile networks and the bad news is that the new amounts to be paid by Vodafone, O2, EE and Three are over three times what... >>

This beauty is the Pebble Time Round smartwatch: Here's what it can do

This beauty is the Pebble Time Round smartwatch: Here's what it can do

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Not content with releasing two new smartwatches this year, both of which breaking records on Kickstarter when they were announced, Pebble has unveiled another addition to the family. But this time it is aimed at a slightly different market. The Pebble... >>

Pebble Time Round vs Pebble Time vs Pebble Time Steel: Which should you choose?

Pebble Time Round vs Pebble Time vs Pebble Time Steel: Which should you choose?

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Pebble has announced a third device to add to its colour Pebble Time family of smartwatches, with more of a fashion/design focus. The Pebble Time Round is the first watch from the company that comes with a completely circular face but that's not the... >>

Roku 4K box tipped to take on the Fire TV and Nvidia Shield TV soon

Roku 4K box tipped to take on the Fire TV and Nvidia Shield TV soon

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Amazon announced its own 4K streaming box at an event last week in the form of an upgraded version of Fire TV and Nvidia is expected to bring its Shield Android TV set-top-box to the UK a some point, which also has 4K Ultra HD streaming abilities, so... >>

This is what the HTC One A9 looks like head-on, and it comes in white

This is what the HTC One A9 looks like head-on, and it comes in white

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It won't be long until we will purportedly find out all about the HTC One A9 (otherwise known as the Aero) because the most popular speculation at present is that HTC will host a media event to announce it soon in October. There are some reports that... >>

Office 2016 for Windows 10 now available: How to get it and key new features explained

Office 2016 for Windows 10 now available: How to get it and key new features explained

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Microsoft has finally released the Windows 10 version of Office 2016, which follows from the Mac OS X software released in July, and we can safely say that it's the best version of its productivity suite we've seen. There are several key changes you'll... >>

Huawei Nexus 6 is still on the cards, latest report claims mammoth 128GB storage

Huawei Nexus 6 is still on the cards, latest report claims mammoth 128GB storage

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With Google announcing a launch event for 29 September, there be no let up in the rumours and speculation over the multiple devices it is expected to announced. A new Google Chromecast has been talked about, along with the LG-made Nexus 5, and another... >>