Archive for Rik Henderson

This is the most popular Samsung Galaxy S6 edge you will struggle to buy

This is the most popular Samsung Galaxy S6 edge you will struggle to buy

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Samsung has revealed that such is the popularity of the gold platinum editions of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge that they are almost sold out across the UK. One in four owners chose that colour scheme over the others. Gone are the days where black and white... >>

You've heard of Apple Watch app developers, right? How about strap developers?

You've heard of Apple Watch app developers, right? How about strap developers?

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While it might be obvious that Apple is courting third-party app developers to provide applications for its new wearable gadget, the Apple Watch, it is perhaps less so that it has also published guidelines on its dedicated development website for manufacturers... >>

Want to play Android apps on your home phone? BT adds Google Play to its landline handset

Want to play Android apps on your home phone? BT adds Google Play to its landline handset

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BT has announced a second generation of its Android-based home phone that adds Google Play so you can download apps and play them in the house, much like you would do on a mobile device. The BT Home SmartPhone S II offers almost the same Android experience... >>

Apple TV remote to have radical redesign, mini touchpad tipped for WWDC unveiling

Apple TV remote to have radical redesign, mini touchpad tipped for WWDC unveiling

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With Apple's WWDC developers conference the next big thing on the company's agenda, rumours of what will be announced there are ramping up. Apple itself has already stated that we'll find out more on the future of iOS - more than likely iOS 9 - and its... >>

How old do I look? Microsoft's How-old.net will guess your age

How old do I look? Microsoft's How-old.net will guess your age

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During its Build 2015 developers conference, Microsoft revealed a simple website that uses the company's face recognition APIs to give an illustration of what is possible with its facial recognition technology. However, we thoroughly advise giving it... >>

This is Microsoft HoloLens: Hands-on with the future of computing

This is Microsoft HoloLens: Hands-on with the future of computing

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Ever since Microsoft first unveiled its own augmented reality headset - or holographic device, as it likes to call it - we've wanted to have a go. It's quite unlike anything we've seen or used before, so getting that first hands-on experience with HoloLens... >>

Xbox One to get 'thousands' of apps when Windows 10 arrives

Xbox One to get 'thousands' of apps when Windows 10 arrives

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Like all Microsoft devices, Xbox One will eventually be based on a Windows 10 architecture, not only bringing in line with Windows smartphones, tablets, PCs and Microsoft's own HoloLens augmented reality headset, but also giving console owners something... >>

This is how good Final Fantasy will look in the future thanks to DirectX 12 (gallery)

This is how good Final Fantasy will look in the future thanks to DirectX 12 (gallery)

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As part of Microsoft's second keynote at this year's Build developers conference, the company showed a live demo created by Final Fantasy developer Square Enix which illustrated the graphical prowess of DirectX 12. And if this is the future for the Japanese... >>

What is Windows Hello and why does it mean you need never remember a password again?

What is Windows Hello and why does it mean you need never remember a password again?

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You only need to visit or watch the live feed of some of the seminars or keynotes at this year's Microsoft Build developers conference to realise that Windows 10 is a massive leap forward for the company. Not only will it work across and drive multiple... >>

5 reasons why HoloLens could put Oculus Rift, Vive and Google Glass in the shade

5 reasons why HoloLens could put Oculus Rift, Vive and Google Glass in the shade

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Although it was previously unveiled earlier this year, HoloLens' appearance at Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco revealed so much more about the headset. It also left us with the feeling that we have definitely seen something new,... >>

Windows Phone just became a serious competitor: Developers can now easily port Android and iOS apps

Windows Phone just became a serious competitor: Developers can now easily port Android and iOS apps

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One of the issues associated with Windows Phone currently is soon to be no more. Microsoft has added easy code porting of Android and iOS apps to the Windows 10 platform, giving developers no excuse not to push their applications to Windows smartphones... >>

Windows 10 will be bigger than Android, OS X and iOS, says Microsoft

Windows 10 will be bigger than Android, OS X and iOS, says Microsoft

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During its Build 2015 developers conference opening keynote in San Francisco, Microsoft revealed that it is predicting that there will be one billion devices worldwide running its new Windows 10 platform. That includes laptops, desktop PCs, Windows phones,... >>

3D at home is dead, Sky kills channels in favour of on demand only

3D at home is dead, Sky kills channels in favour of on demand only

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Sky has put what could be seen as the final nail in the coffin of home 3D entertainment by shutting its dedicated channels in favour of on demand content only. From June, Sky HD customers will only be able to watch 3D movies and documentaries, including... >>

Noooooo! Del Toro, Konami and The Walking Dead's Norman Reemus confirm death of Silent Hills

Noooooo! Del Toro, Konami and The Walking Dead's Norman Reemus confirm death of Silent Hills

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It could have been the greatest survival horror game of all time, but Silent Hills is no more. The brainchild of developer Hideo Kojima and movie director Guillermo del Toro, which was to star Norman Reedus from TV's The Walking Dead, has officially been... >>

Is TalkTalk’s £12 a month unlimited everything SIM too good to be true?

Is TalkTalk’s £12 a month unlimited everything SIM too good to be true?

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TalkTalk has launched what seems to be an unbelievable offer for a 3G SIM. For just £12 a month - and on a rolling 30-day contract to boot - you get unlimited talktime, texts and 3G data, a deal that the company claims is the cheapest on the market.... >>

Amazing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer shows the series continuing down the future soldier path

Amazing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer shows the series continuing down the future soldier path

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Like Christmas itself, you can rely on a Call of Duty game to come at the end of each year and this year's development duties are being handled by Treyarch. That means it is to be a continuation of the Black Ops series started in 2010, although from the... >>

What next? Samsung's Conor Pierce talks future phones, Tizen and why the Apple Watch launch is good for all

What next? Samsung's Conor Pierce talks future phones, Tizen and why the Apple Watch launch is good for all

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In the days of leaks, rumour and speculation, few details about sought after kit can be kept quiet before the official unveiling. Such was the case for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge flagship smartphones. So much gossip flew around prior to Unpacked... >>

Microsoft Band review: Heaps of potential offset by design downfall
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Microsoft Band review: Heaps of potential offset by design downfall

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Like Apple, Microsoft arrived to the wearables party late – albeit in slightly different fashion. Instead of a smartwatch, the Windows maker has released the Microsoft Band, a fitness tracker with some smartwatch-like functions, but still a device... >>

Field Trip updated to include Android Wear, take your tourist guide with you on your wrist

Field Trip updated to include Android Wear, take your tourist guide with you on your wrist

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Google's Niantic Labs has updated its Field Trip tourist guide app to also work on Android Wear smartwatches. You can now check out the exploration app on your wrist. The Field Trip app has been around for several years now, but originally for Android... >>

Jawbone partners with Amex for contactless payment Up4 and replaces Up24 with Up2 tracker

Jawbone partners with Amex for contactless payment Up4 and replaces Up24 with Up2 tracker

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A lot is happening in the world of Jawbone, specifically with its fitness trackers. Although we will still have to wait until later this year for the sensor-laden Up3 to hit the UK (US shipping starts 20 April), there are also two new devices coming.... >>

With a 6.8-inch screen, is the Huawei P8max a phone or a tablet?

With a 6.8-inch screen, is the Huawei P8max a phone or a tablet?

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Alongside its new flagship Android smartphone, the P8, Huawei has announced another device that it's also calling a "phone". However, at 6.8-inches surely it's more like a tablet. The Huawei P8max has a 6.8-inch Full HD screen and is similar in specifications... >>

Huawei P8 is here: 5.2-inch Full HD screen,octa-core CPU and just 6.4mm thick

Huawei P8 is here: 5.2-inch Full HD screen,octa-core CPU and just 6.4mm thick

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Huawei has announced its new flagship smartphone, the Huawei P8 at its launch event in London. The handset follows-on from the P7, dropping the Ascend branding in the process, and is the company's quality alternative to some of the biggest players in... >>

Huawei Ascend P8 global launch event, watch it right here

Huawei Ascend P8 global launch event, watch it right here

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Huawei will launch its much-talked about Ascend P8 smartphone today at 3pm UK time and we've got the live stream of the London unveiling right here for you to enjoy. The company started to officially tease the handset in the middle of last month and,... >>

Sky Store Buy & Keep now rolling out to everyone: Buy a digital movie get a DVD free

Sky Store Buy & Keep now rolling out to everyone: Buy a digital movie get a DVD free

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Sky has expanded its Buy & Keep service to all Sky Store customers in the UK and Ireland, not just Sky+HD subscribers. Last year, Sky launched the incentive for its own TV subscribers, offering a free DVD sent through the post with every participating... >>

Nokia buys Alcatel for £11.2 billion, but not to get back into the smartphone game

Nokia buys Alcatel for £11.2 billion, but not to get back into the smartphone game

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Nokia has officially confirmed that it is to buy Alcatel-Lucent for a total of around 15.6 billion euros (£11.2 billion). It calls the move a merger but also states that the business will operate under the Nokia brand in future. As part of the deal,... >>