Archive for Rik Henderson

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Gamechangers, Narcos...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Gamechangers, Narcos...

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We continue our weekly guide to the new and recommended TV shows and movies that you can settle down to watch streamed over the internet this weekend. We all lead busier lives these days, so what better than to sit back and watch a programme or film streamed... >>

Amazon Fire TV with 4K vs Amazon Fire TV: Is it worth upgrading?

Amazon Fire TV with 4K vs Amazon Fire TV: Is it worth upgrading?

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Amazon has updated its Fire TV set-top-box from the model sold for the majority of 2015, and it adds a fair few changes that make it an even more compelling media streamer than ever before. For a start, there's 4K video output - its headline feature for... >>

Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 hands-on: Superslim entertainment slates for the whole family

Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 hands-on: Superslim entertainment slates for the whole family

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Along with a new 4K Fire TV and a cheap as chips £50 tablet, Amazon has also introduced two new devices at the upper end of its range that are better geared for those who want a bit more oomph, a better screen and slimmer profile than ever before. The... >>

Google Glass is dead, long live Project Aura instead

Google Glass is dead, long live Project Aura instead

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Although Google has consistently made noises to suggest otherwise, it has been widely reported for much of the last year that the Google Glass project has been shelved - at the very least postponed. Now it seems that is in part true, with reports today... >>

Mobile phone throwing could one day be an Olympic sport

Mobile phone throwing could one day be an Olympic sport

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Okay, we'll admit that the headline here is a bit of a long stretch, but imagine our surprise when we learnt that mobile phone throwing is classified as an official sport in Finland. Not only that but the homeland of Nokia has been hosting a Mobile Phone... >>

Incredible Amazon 10-inch Fire tablet image leak hints that Amazon might ditch Fire OS for Android

Incredible Amazon 10-inch Fire tablet image leak hints that Amazon might ditch Fire OS for Android

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There have been plenty of rumours around of late about devices Amazon might launch before Christmas. It has been linked with getting a 6-inch tablet out in time that will cost $50 or less - in the States, at least - and thanks to official FCC postings,... >>

Remember the limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 DualShock 4 you couldn't buy? Now you can

Remember the limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 DualShock 4 you couldn't buy? Now you can

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Along with the amazing retro 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 released in extremely limited numbers last year, Sony also decked out a version of its DualShock 4 controller in old school, original PlayStation colours, with the 90s logo on the home button.... >>

Yep, Apple TV Siri remote control cases are now a thing

Yep, Apple TV Siri remote control cases are now a thing

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Tell somebody to get a case for a TV remote control in the past and they'd think you'd gone doolally. But Griffin is the first third-party manufacturer to announce a protective case for one, and it's not as daft as you'd suspect. With Apple partly aiming... >>

New HTC One A9 specs leak suggests Aero will be a mid-range smartphone not premium

New HTC One A9 specs leak suggests Aero will be a mid-range smartphone not premium

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Just when we thought we'd heard every rumour about the forthcoming prospective HTC One A9 smartphone, famed leakster @evleaks has thrown a curveball into the mix. Evan Blass has tweeted a list of specifications that fly in the face of just about every... >>

Latest Nvidia GeForce Experience adds remote game sharing and you can get it right now

Latest Nvidia GeForce Experience adds remote game sharing and you can get it right now

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A beta version of Nvidia's GeForce Experience is now available to download for PC owners with Nvidia graphics cards which adds the ability to share games with friends over the internet, and all they need is a Chrome browser. The only things the recipient... >>

Rockstar calls BBC GTA drama Gamechangers 'random' and 'made up', see for yourself on iPlayer

Rockstar calls BBC GTA drama Gamechangers 'random' and 'made up', see for yourself on iPlayer

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The BBC screened The Gamechangers last night, the one-and-a-half hour dramatisation of the early days of Grand Theft Auto and Rockstar's battle with infamous US attorney Jack Thompson. And it is safe to say that the team at Rockstar didn't like it. Indeed,... >>

Project Morpheus is now called PlayStation VR, and PS4 gets a price drop

Project Morpheus is now called PlayStation VR, and PS4 gets a price drop

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Sony has finally named its virtual reality headset for PS4. Having been known as Project Morpheus for almost two years, the headset will be called PlayStation VR on full release. The announcement was made during Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference... >>

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 will make your next phone a data monster

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 will make your next phone a data monster

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Qualcomm has expanded on the abilities of its next generation processor and it is a monster when it comes to downloading and uploading data. First revealed during Mobile World Congress earlier this year, the Snapdragon 820 chipset has plenty of standout... >>

Rugby World Cup news and scores to be scrolled on London Underground time boards

Rugby World Cup news and scores to be scrolled on London Underground time boards

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The Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off this Friday with the match between England and Fiji and Transport for London has announced that it is partnering with broadcaster ITV to display live updates and news on its London Underground and DLR in-station digital... >>

What is PlayStation FC for PS4 and how can it get you to the Champions League final?

What is PlayStation FC for PS4 and how can it get you to the Champions League final?

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Sony and its PlayStation brand have been headline sponsors of the UEFA Champions League for many years now and to tie-in with the beginning of the group stages, the company has launched a new application for the PlayStation 4 that offers footy themed... >>

Logitech first third-party to announce an alternative iPad Pro keyboard

Logitech first third-party to announce an alternative iPad Pro keyboard

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Alongside the iPad Pro, Apple announced an accompanying keyboard case during its special event in San Francisco. But those looking for an alternative to Apple's own solution could opt for a Logitech case instead. The Swiss manufacturer has announced its... >>

Moneypenny and the Sony Xperia Z5 star in James Bond 007 advert: Made for Bond

Moneypenny and the Sony Xperia Z5 star in James Bond 007 advert: Made for Bond

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Naomie Harris reprises her role as Moneypenny in Sony's tie-in Spectre advert, Made for Bond, now available to view on YouTube. The last few Bond films have been criticised for product placement and Spectre will no doubt be the same, but we've never been... >>

Even Flickr is jumping on the VR bandwagon, view 360-degree photos on Oculus

Even Flickr is jumping on the VR bandwagon, view 360-degree photos on Oculus

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With the world poised for the first major wave of consumer virtual reality headsets, plenty of video services are displaying their intentions to provide content. Now photo website Flickr is getting in on the act, announcing that it will be encouraging... >>

So, is the Apple TV a PS4 and Xbox One killer?

So, is the Apple TV a PS4 and Xbox One killer?

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Throughout the build up to Apple's September special event in San Francisco there was a lot of talk about the new Apple TV being a games console. And the company certainly alluded to its games-playing abilities during the press conference, with talks... >>

Shell and Ferrari team for incredible interactive F1 garage tour, works great on phone or tablet

Shell and Ferrari team for incredible interactive F1 garage tour, works great on phone or tablet

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Shell and the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing team have created an amazing online interactive experience that gives you a detailed tour of the inside of the Ferrari F1 garage and paddock. And what's more, you can try it for yourself right now. Scuderia... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Ballers, Avengers: Age of Ultron...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Ballers, Avengers: Age of Ultron...

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The way we consumer TV and movie content in the home has seen a massive seachange over the last few years, with catch-up and on demand streaming services taking over from conventional linear television and even physical media. There is so much to watch... >>

Apple Pay now available for Halifax and Lloyds customers, still no Barclays

Apple Pay now available for Halifax and Lloyds customers, still no Barclays

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Halifax and some Lloyds Bank customers can use contactless payments Apple Pay on their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or Apple Watch devices from today. They can also set their iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 to make payments online through Apple's service, by linking... >>

HTC One A9 benchmark reveals incredible 10-core processor and 4GB RAM

HTC One A9 benchmark reveals incredible 10-core processor and 4GB RAM

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The HTC One A9 has allegedly appeared on a GeekBench benchmark test that Chinese website Juggly has screengrabbed. And if true, it shows that the forthcoming, much rumoured, handset will have a deca-core Helio X20 processor. When Acer announced its own... >>

Sony a7S II can record 4K video in ridiculously low levels of light, ISO up to 409,600

Sony a7S II can record 4K video in ridiculously low levels of light, ISO up to 409,600

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Sony has announced an S model in its latest a7 compact system camera line-up that is ultra-sensitive so is capable of shooting stills and video in very low levels of light. The Sony a7S II boasts an ISO range of 50-409,600, achieved by a 35mm full-frame... >>

Miyamoto answers some of the most important Mario questions after 30 years of Super Mario

Miyamoto answers some of the most important Mario questions after 30 years of Super Mario

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Super Mario Maker is available for the Wii U from today and Nintendo UK has released a cute video with Mario's father Shigeru Miyamoto, who answers several of the myths about the platforming plumber. Mario's 30th anniversary occurs on 13 September and... >>