Archive for Rik Henderson

This portable music player really does cost the same as a Porsche 944

This portable music player really does cost the same as a Porsche 944

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Astell&Kern has craved a niche for itself as making portable music players that are at the very top of the chain in terms of performance and build quality. They are also at the very top of the price range too, with a special stainless steel version of... >>

Yes, Netflix’s new Top Gear show really could be called House of Cars

Yes, Netflix’s new Top Gear show really could be called House of Cars

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After Jeremy Clarkson's much publicised violent spat, resulting in the BBC refusing to renew his Top Gear contract, there has been much speculation over what he and fellow presenters, Richard Hammond and James May, would do next. It seems like none of... >>

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active? Waterproof phone leaks

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active? Waterproof phone leaks

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It has been rumoured since long before the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones were officially released that the company was working on an "Active" version too. As in previous years, the company was said to be planning a water and dustproof model... >>

6 great reasons why Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be the best yet

6 great reasons why Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be the best yet

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Ubisoft has officially announced the latest in its long-running Assassin's Creed games franchise, which will be available for Xbox One and PS4 from 23 October and PC in the "autumn", but what do we actually know about Syndicate? The gaming giant released... >>

Horse racing punters will soon be able to ride the horse they backed live through Oculus Rift

Horse racing punters will soon be able to ride the horse they backed live through Oculus Rift

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Online and high street betting firm William Hill has seen a decline in the number of bets on horse racing it receives in recent times, with punters focusing on football and tennis instead. That's why it has decided to promote the benefits of a day at... >>

Your cheap SIM-only mobile plan is no longer the cheapest, FreedomPop is literally free

Your cheap SIM-only mobile plan is no longer the cheapest, FreedomPop is literally free

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We have written a lot in the last few years about cheap mobile phone tariffs but the UK will soon get a cheap SIM-only plan that cannot be beaten for price; it's completely free. FreedomPop, which has been running a free mobile phone service in the US... >>

Fancy a tweet-a-pizza? That'll soon be a thing thanks to Domino's

Fancy a tweet-a-pizza? That'll soon be a thing thanks to Domino's

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Domino's will soon accept pizza orders through Twitter, making the process of getting a delivery straight to your door as simple as it can possibly be. The company has already expanded its ordering possibilities with smartphone, tablet and smartwatch... >>

After Android KitKat, Nestlé turns to YouTube for new chocolate bar rebranding

After Android KitKat, Nestlé turns to YouTube for new chocolate bar rebranding

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Although Android has moved on from its KitKat tie-in days, being currently on its Lollipop generation, Nestlé has again turned to the tech world and Google as part of a rebranding promotion for its chocolate bars. It has replaced the KitKat logo on... >>

Nvidia Grid now streams games in PS4-quality 1080p60: Here's how to do it

Nvidia Grid now streams games in PS4-quality 1080p60: Here's how to do it

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Nvidia has released a new public beta version of its Grid cloud gaming service that is capable of streaming games at 1080p and in 60fps - the same resolution and frame rate as many PlayStation 4, Xbox One and high-end PC games. Launched at the tail end... >>

Sony’s Hue-like bulbs go one better, they have Bluetooth speakers in

Sony’s Hue-like bulbs go one better, they have Bluetooth speakers in

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Sony Japan has announced the consumer release of an app-controlled light bulb that has a Bluetooth speaker inside, so you can have music and suitable ambient lighting come from the same source. Having been first unveiled at IFA in Berlin last year as... >>

Guitar Hero Live: It's back with a new axe to grind (hands-on)

Guitar Hero Live: It's back with a new axe to grind (hands-on)

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Prospects for a new Guitar Hero game looked bleak for a while, but an all-new title in a the much loved franchise is on its way this autumn and Pocket-lint was invited to have a play on the PS4 version ahead of a more official outing at E3 next month.... >>

Lego Dimensions figures leaked: Doctor Who, Portal 2, The Simpsons and more

Lego Dimensions figures leaked: Doctor Who, Portal 2, The Simpsons and more

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Warner's forthcoming Skylanders-rivalling Lego Dimensions will have possibly the greatest cast of characters ever assembled for a single videogame. As well as the figures revealed as part of the official announcement, which include characters from Wizard... >>

Boris bikes can now be rented from your phone with the Santander Cycles app

Boris bikes can now be rented from your phone with the Santander Cycles app

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Ever fumbled around with the Boris bike booking system wishing there was another way? Well, now there is. You can book and pay for your rented London bicycle using an iPhone or Android application. And up to 10 minutes in advance too. Having switched... >>

Nintendo will release 5 iPhone and Android games but not until 2017

Nintendo will release 5 iPhone and Android games but not until 2017

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After releasing better than expected financial results yesterday, Nintendo has outlined its plans to move into the smartphone game, er, game. It had previously revealed that it would look to bring some of its famous properties, including Mario, to the... >>

5 expensive iPad apps worth more than a fiver

5 expensive iPad apps worth more than a fiver

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The prices of applications can be a sticky subject amongst developers and consumers alike, especially when considering apps on mobile devices. While it is par for the course to spend £20 or more on a piece of software or game for a PC, Mac or console,... >>

Will Uber's $3 billion bid for Here Maps get you home faster?

Will Uber's $3 billion bid for Here Maps get you home faster?

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Uber has allegedly made a $3 billion (£1.9 billion) bid for Nokia's digital mapping service, Here, which could not only aid its drivers in future but expand the global taxi and delivery company into new areas. Nokia previously confirmed that a sale... >>

What does the Tory 2015 win mean for tech? 6 policies that could make a difference

What does the Tory 2015 win mean for tech? 6 policies that could make a difference

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The 2015 general election is now over and the Conservative Party has won a majority of seats. It will therefore be in power for the next five years, with Prime Minister David Cameron continuing in that role. This might have come as a surprise to many,... >>

If you need further proof as to why Splatoon on Wii U will be awesome, check these out

If you need further proof as to why Splatoon on Wii U will be awesome, check these out

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When we played several of the key game modes in Nintendo's forthcoming multiplayer shooter Splatoon in March, we said that the Japanese gaming giant had come up with a sure fire hit. Even as the day was winding up, we didn't want to leave the third-person... >>

Xbox One owners to get TV DVR recording and other features in coming months

Xbox One owners to get TV DVR recording and other features in coming months

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Although Microsoft released a digital TV add-on for European Xbox One owners at the end of last year, and already offered OneGuide and other systems to feed and control Virgin Media and Sky TV services fed through the device, it has been unable to offer... >>

This is the best Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer: Done in 'Super' SNES game style

This is the best Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer: Done in 'Super' SNES game style

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If you are like us you will no doubt already have seen the latest Star Wars 7 trailer more than 20 times. Indeed, you might even have broken the 50 mark considering that it's been broadcast and embedded constantly since its release last month. But regardless... >>

Nerd alert: It’s Windows 10 because 7 8 9

Nerd alert: It’s Windows 10 because 7 8 9

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During its Build 2015 developers conference in San Francisco, Microsoft revealed what happened to Windows 9, but it's taken until now for most of us to realise. Also, you might not be that satisfied with the answer. When the company first announced Windows... >>

Election 2015: Still unsure on who to vote for? Here are 5 websites to help

Election 2015: Still unsure on who to vote for? Here are 5 websites to help

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It is 7 May and therefore the long, drawn out process to vote on the next government for the UK is underway. Unless you previously voted by post, you have until 10pm (in most places) tonight to have your say in which person in your constituency you would... >>

Play Jet Set Willy, Manic Miner and other Speccy games the right way, with the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum

Play Jet Set Willy, Manic Miner and other Speccy games the right way, with the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum

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The Bluetooth recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum, currently available for pre-order and coming soon, will be packaged with a stack of games on its release, including a trio of classics that will be exclusive to the platform. Matthew Smith's Manic Miner and... >>

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

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Oculus has announced that the long-awaited consumer model of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be available to buy from early next year. There's no exact date, but even that window is better than we've had before as, while there have been confirmations... >>

Indiana Jones 5 confirmed: Indiana Jones and the Stairlift of Fear, anybody?

Indiana Jones 5 confirmed: Indiana Jones and the Stairlift of Fear, anybody?

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Not content with one Lucasfilm exclusive, having published a stack of photos taken on the set of the new Star Wars film, Vanity Fair has followed it up with news that there will be another Indiana Jones sequel. While talking about The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm... >>