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Samsung Galaxy S8 to have dual camera like the iPhone 7 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 to have dual camera like the iPhone 7 Plus

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With Apple's iPhone 7 launch scheduled for next week, not only is it an exciting time to be an Apple fanboy, but there's plenty for those who prefer Android to mull over too.Android fans will undoubtedly be keeping a beady eye on proceedings to see if... >>

Google Cast now hardbaked into Chrome

Google Cast now hardbaked into Chrome

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After two years of beta testing, Google has baked its Cast functionality directly into Chrome.For the last couple of years, you could mirror content in a Chrome browser to a compatible device using a Chrome Extension, but the feature is now part of... >>

Roku overhaul will see five new streaming boxes released, include 4K and HDR

Roku overhaul will see five new streaming boxes released, include 4K and HDR

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Roku will reportedly enforce its biggest line-up overhaul in many years, replacing all of its current streaming devices with all-new boxes, many of them offering 4K video.Two leaks have revealed Roku's plans. Documents filed with the Federal Communications... >>

Huge Apple Mac range refresh tipped for October

Huge Apple Mac range refresh tipped for October

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Apple has been tipped to replace the MacBook Pro for a while, but it is alleged that the majority of the Mac line-up, save for the current MacBook, is soon to be refreshed.Bloomberg reports that a Mac hardware refresh will include new models for iMac... >>

Osmo Coding review: Educational iPad game makes programming fun
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Osmo Coding review: Educational iPad game makes programming fun

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When you think of coding for kids, your mind probably envisions them learning some elaborate coding language in an experience akin to your French verbal exam when you were at school. But coding for kids comes in all shapes and sizes and doesn't have to... >>

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

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When we first played an early build of FIFA 17 during E3 in June we were a little worried about the gameplay. It came after a decent session with the new Pro Evolution Soccer and left us in no doubt that PES 2017 plays the better game of football.Thankfully... >>

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

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When Resident Evil 7 was announced during June's E3 it was very much shown as a poster boy for PlayStation VR. We even got to try the demo level using Sony's forthcoming headset during the trade show - much to our underwear's dismay.However, we did have... >>

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, Mafia III and more

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, Mafia III and more

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Last week, the games industry met en masse in Cologne for the biggest European videogames show, Gamescom.And that meant there were plenty of new games trailers released online that you wouldn't have seen before.All of the biggest games for the rest... >>

Gamescom 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

Gamescom 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

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There are many that think E3 is the biggest videogames show in the world, but that's because they've never experienced Gamescom.The German games convention is massive. And it's open to the public, which adds an all-new dynamic to the event. E3 is a strictly... >>

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

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When we first saw Rare's massively multiplayer pirate game at E3 in June we wondered if its co-operative teamplay mechanics would work for us. We've played many a co-op game before, but were not ones for constant communication throughout.Yet that's what... >>

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

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Those who thought tablets would kill the eBook reader market have had to eat their words over the last year or so. Not only are they still going strong, we are still treated to new innovations in the tech.The Amazon Kindle Oasis came out earlier this... >>

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

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Microsoft's Gears of War 4, developed by in-house team The Coalition, is shaping up to be the best chapter in the series for years. Not only is it the first to be developed specifically for the current generation Xbox One, it offers HDR graphics for Xbox... >>

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

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British tech firm Bush has announced a Digital TV Recorder that gives access to your stored programmes even when you are out and about.Thanks to ShowDrive support, users can record TV shows on the new set-top-box and watch them on mobile devices over... >>

Final Fantasy fans look away, FF15 delayed

Final Fantasy fans look away, FF15 delayed

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You've been waiting for 10 years for Final Fantasy XV (FF15) but we're afraid you'll have to wait a little longer as the game has been put back in order to "deliver the iconic Final Fantasy experience".Expected to release in around six week's time, on... >>

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

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Virgin Media has unveiled a new set-top box over the last couple of days, the Virgin Media V6 box powered by TiVo. We're still awaiting details on what it has to offer but, in the meantime, users of existing boxes are to get new features from today too.An... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

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After originally being spotted on a posting by the Federal Communications Commission, the new, round Asus ZenWatch 3 has broken further cover in a collection of hands-on pictures leaked online.The FCC filing suggested that the forthcoming smartwatch,... >>

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play

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Spotify has introduced a new section of its music streaming service dedicated to games.Now available as part of Spotify's "moods and genres", Gaming rounds up official games soundtracks and related playlists, including many that have been curated around... >>

Rogue One trailer shows Star Wars prequels can work after all

Rogue One trailer shows Star Wars prequels can work after all

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To be completely honest, we've not been as excited on the build up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as much as we were ahead of Force Awakens. After all, the track history of Star Wars prequels hasn't been great.But this new trailer changes everything.Director... >>

If you still don’t know what No Man’s Sky is, let Bill Bailey explain all here

If you still don’t know what No Man’s Sky is, let Bill Bailey explain all here

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No Man's Sky is available in the UK now, having also been released in the US yesterday, 9 August. However, we're still being asked what you actually do in the PlayStation 4 and PC game.We posted our own guide here, which gives you the basics, but if you... >>

2TB Xbox One S sold out "for good"

2TB Xbox One S sold out "for good"

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Microsoft has reportedly sold out of its limited edition 2TB Xbox One S consoles, with no plans of manufacturing more. If you didn't pre-order or snap one up straight after it was released earlier this month, you'll now have to wait until the 500GB or... >>

Bang & Olufsen embraces 4K Ultra HD and Android TV with BeoVision 14

Bang & Olufsen embraces 4K Ultra HD and Android TV with BeoVision 14

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It has been a couple of years since Bang & Olufsen unveiled a new television, the stunning BeoVision Avant. And it's been even longer since it released the BeoVision 11.However, a spiritual successor to the latter is now available in the form of the BeoVision... >>

Two players meet in No Man’s Sky, guess what happened next?

Two players meet in No Man’s Sky, guess what happened next?

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No Man's Sky is finally released in the UK and other regions today, 10 August, after making its consumer debut in the States yesterday and it is already hitting the headlines with almost as much vigour as Pokemon Go.The latest nugget to get tongues a-wagging... >>

What is No Man's Sky and why should you care about it?

What is No Man's Sky and why should you care about it?

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The PlayStation 4 has played host to some incredible games in its relatively short life so far but few have caught the imagination quite as much as No Man's Sky.Since its trailer debut during the 2014 Sony E3 press conference, it has been the talk of... >>

50 different planets from No Man's Sky revealed, only 18 quintillion yet to go

50 different planets from No Man's Sky revealed, only 18 quintillion yet to go

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No Man's Sky is one of the most hyped games in console history was finally hit game stores in the US today, 9 August. It will also be released in the UK tomorrow and we expect PS4 and PC gamers will be shut in a darkened room for the best part of the... >>

No flat bezel Samsung Galaxy S8 for 2017, tipped to have Edge screen only

No flat bezel Samsung Galaxy S8 for 2017, tipped to have Edge screen only

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Samsung could well ditch flat bezel phones for its premium line-up in future.  A report suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with an Edge variant only, with a flat sceen version no longer deemed necessary.The Korea Herald claims that the curved... >>

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

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The Rio 2016 Olympics are finally upon us and we can look forward to more than two weeks of action across a vast array of sports.The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will also be streamed live around the world, with the former starting tonight, 5 August.... >>

Rubik’s Cube goes high-tech with all-new Rubik’s Spark

Rubik’s Cube goes high-tech with all-new Rubik’s Spark

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Like Pokemon Go today, the Rubik's Cube was a massive craze that lasted a fair while back in the 1980s but eventually died down. People still play with the puzzle toy, but its popularity is unlikely to ever reach the heights of its launch.Instead, a... >>

What's creepier than Stranger Things? Stranger Things in VR! Watch it here

What's creepier than Stranger Things? Stranger Things in VR! Watch it here

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Netflix Originals show Stranger Things has been critically revered since its debut in July. The creepy thriller series has become the most talked about thing in the Pocket-lint office and, if Twitter is any indication, pretty much everywhere else too.It's... >>

New Quake Champions trailer finally shows incredible gameplay

New Quake Champions trailer finally shows incredible gameplay

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Bethesda pulled a great surprise out of the bag at the start of its E3 press conference in June, with the announcement of Quake Champions. But we were only treated to a pre-rendered trailer of the new competitive Quake game that didn't really give much... >>

The best Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be for China it seems, dual-SIM and 6GB of RAM

The best Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be for China it seems, dual-SIM and 6GB of RAM

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Ahead of an actual review, we can say that we've been mightily impressed by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 so far. It is beautiful to hold, irrespective of its 5.7-inch screen and, from what we've tried out on it so far, it moves like the clappers.However,... >>

New Apple TV plans emerge, EPG for digital shows and films

New Apple TV plans emerge, EPG for digital shows and films

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After Apple was said to have ditched plans for its own television broadcast service at the end of last year, there have been few rumours about its TV expansion plans. And the Apple TV set-top-box is still waiting for something to ignite its potential,... >>

Nucleus Anywhere Intercom comes with Amazon's Alexa support

Nucleus Anywhere Intercom comes with Amazon's Alexa support

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Nucleus now ships its smart intercom in the US and Canada and it comes with Amazon's Alexa Voice Service built in.The intercom, which costs $250, is like a tablet device that you can take around the home or mount to a wall and use to contact friends... >>

There’s a mini Master Chief hidden in your Xbox One S

There’s a mini Master Chief hidden in your Xbox One S

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The Xbox One S has been critically revered since its release on 2 August and that might have prompted you to buy one. But did you know that as well as get the most powerful console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player currently available, you also adopted a... >>

Watch the Olympics like never before, BBC Sport 360 VR app puts you in the heart of the action

Watch the Olympics like never before, BBC Sport 360 VR app puts you in the heart of the action

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The BBC will be broadcasting much of the Olympics in an all-new format. As well as conventional TV broadcasts it will be screening  many sports in 360-degree video, for users of virtual reality headsets.A BBC Sport 360 service will start with the opening... >>

Pokemon Go Battery Saver mode returning to iPhone, bugs removed

Pokemon Go Battery Saver mode returning to iPhone, bugs removed

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Earlier this week an update for the iOS version of Pokemon Go removed a couple of features that were broken, now one of the them is returning.The Battery Saver mode, which dimmed the screen when you didn't hold your phone aloft, is being reinstated. And... >>

Sonos public beta 6.4 update adds new features: Here's what they are and how to get them

Sonos public beta 6.4 update adds new features: Here's what they are and how to get them

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Sonos is rolling out a new public beta software update today, which adds plenty of new features to the apps.Music playback has been simplified, via your queue or from individual tracks and albums. There are also some new playlist functions.So here's what's... >>

What does Samsung Galaxy Note 7's IP68 waterproofing mean?

What does Samsung Galaxy Note 7's IP68 waterproofing mean?

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Alongside its gorgeous, rounded 5.7-inch screen and iris scanner, the other Samsung Galaxy Note 7 feature that is capturing plenty of attention since its official launch is its waterproofing.Indeed, Samsung had set up an enormous tank of water at the... >>

Manchester United vs Everton to stream live on Facebook

Manchester United vs Everton to stream live on Facebook

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Wayne Rooney has announced that his testimonial to be played tonight will be screened live on Facebook. Manchester United vs Everton will be hosted on both Rooney's own Facebook page and United's.There have been a few matches to be shown via Facebook... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Best cases, accessories and chargers for the new phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Best cases, accessories and chargers for the new phone

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Samsung unveiled its new phone at simultaneous events in New York, London and Rio and afterwards we got a chance to check out all the official cases and accessories for the device.The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be first in the family to come to the UK... >>

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

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Have you just got an Xbox One or a new Xbox One S, getting one soon or are you simply looking for something to play? Well, you've come to the right place.It's been a busy time for gaming since the Xbox One first launched in November 2013, with a stack... >>

HTC Vive price soars thanks to Brexit, Oculus Rift to follow?

HTC Vive price soars thanks to Brexit, Oculus Rift to follow?

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The fallout of the EU Referendum vote continues as HTC has dramatically raised the price of its virtual reality headset, citing Brexit as the cause.The sharp drop in value of the British pound has seen prices rise for other tech devices, with OnePlus... >>

Pokemon Go update removes major features, adds warnings

Pokemon Go update removes major features, adds warnings

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Niantic pushed an update for Pokemon Go over the weekend that scraps a couple of fairly major features, but ones that didn't work properly anyway. It also adds new, sinister but understandable warnings.The footprint feature has never really worked since... >>

Pokemon Go Plus explained: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Pokemon Go Plus explained: Release date, price and everything you need to know

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There are few out there who haven't heard about Pokemon Go, on a basic level at least. It's a global phenomenon that has been covered way beyond the confines of games or tech news outlets.However, as the craze settles and the true Pokemon Go gamers settle... >>

Now TV Smart Box review: Is live TV and Sky in one device worth the price?
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Now TV Smart Box review: Is live TV and Sky in one device worth the price?

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When Sky first revealed that it was to introduce another new Now TV box, it was widely presumed that it would feature 4K streaming. But even though Ultra HD content is coming to the company's flagship TV offering, Sky Q, the Now TV Smart Box maxes out... >>

Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan, France, Hong Kong

Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan, France, Hong Kong

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Pokemon Go's global roll-out continues, hitting something of a milestone with official confirmation that the game is available in Japan, France and Hong Kong. Having launched initially in the US, Australia and New Zealand, it then spread across a lot... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Robot Wars, Kinky Britain and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Robot Wars, Kinky Britain and more

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Over the last few months we’ve suggested some cracking shows that you can catch-up with for free using Freeview Play and this week is now different.Freeview Play devices give you the ability to scroll backwards through the electronic programme guide... >>

Nintendo's new console available to order, but it's not what you expected

Nintendo's new console available to order, but it's not what you expected

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Nintendo has officially revealed its next console, but it isn't the long-awaited Nintendo NX. We still have to wait for more details on that particular beast.Instead, the next console the Japanese gaming giant will be manufacturing and selling is the... >>

5 best indie games coming to Xbox One you must download

5 best indie games coming to Xbox One you must download

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Thanks to the Xbox One's now inextricable link with Windows 10 the platform is very attractive to independent developers. They can essentially develop for PC and easily translate their games for Xbox One too, or vice versa.What's more, the ID@Xbox scheme... >>

Pokemon Go the Movie planned, live-action film rights snapped up

Pokemon Go the Movie planned, live-action film rights snapped up

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After the unbelievable success of Pokemon Go, Legendary Entertainment has reported snagged the rights to make a live-action movie starring the cute cartoon monsters.Although there have been plenty of feature length Pokemon films in the last 20 years,... >>

EE brings back customer services to UK and Ireland, better service promised at no extra cost

EE brings back customer services to UK and Ireland, better service promised at no extra cost

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EE has made significant steps in closing its customer service operations overseas and bringing the entire operation back to the UK and Ireland. All of its Pay Monthly customer service calls are now localised.It also promises that Pay As You Go and Home... >>