Archive for Rik Henderson

Best hoverboard fails: Mini-Segway accidents, spills and idiots ahoy

Best hoverboard fails: Mini-Segway accidents, spills and idiots ahoy

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Hoverboards, mini-segways, self-balancing scooters, idiotmobiles, call them what you will, there's no denying that the two-wheeled electric boards have taken the world by storm. They have sold in their thousands and while it's not technically legal to... >>

£1.2 million Games London initiative launched by a Minecraft Boris Johnson

£1.2 million Games London initiative launched by a Minecraft Boris Johnson

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched an initiative to help promote games and games development in the UK capital that will initially be funded to the tune of £1.2 million. What's more, he presented an online press conference to announce the scheme,... >>

These are the 25 internet passwords you must not use

These are the 25 internet passwords you must not use

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Internet security software firm SplashData has released its annual list of passwords of the worst and most common passwords that you absolutely must not use. If you use any of the ones we list below, you must change them immediately. They might be easier... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10 camera continues with Android but scraps the phone

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10 camera continues with Android but scraps the phone

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Panasonic has announced a new version of its Android-based digital camera, the Lumix DMC-CM10. However, unlike the CM1 that came before, it has decided to ditch the communications aspect; you can no longer use the device as a phone too. Announced in Japan... >>

Will the next Google Nexus phone be HTC?

Will the next Google Nexus phone be HTC?

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For the last few years Google has used LG, Huawei and, when it was its own brand, Motorola to build Nexus phones. Samsung preceded those. But the first manufacturer of a Nexus smartphone, released six years ago, was actually HTC. Now it is heavily rumoured... >>

Samsung SM-R150 ‘Triathlon’ sportswatch revealed in leaked pics, looks like Gear S2

Samsung SM-R150 ‘Triathlon’ sportswatch revealed in leaked pics, looks like Gear S2

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Although we don't yet know for sure what Samsung plans to unveil during its traditional Mobile World Congress Unpacked press event, the smart money is on a series of smartphones in the Galaxy S7 family. It also seems that the company will be showing at... >>

WhatsApp now completely free for all, subscriptions scrapped

WhatsApp now completely free for all, subscriptions scrapped

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WhatsApp is ditching subscription fees to make the service completely free to use, no matter how long you use it for. Until now, the messaging app has been free for the first year of use but then charged a fee of 99 US cents for each extra year. That... >>

HBO screens 7-and-a-half hour long The Godfather Epic with unseen footage

HBO screens 7-and-a-half hour long The Godfather Epic with unseen footage

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HBO has started to screen an illusive cut of The Godfather that adds a new dimension to the craze of binge TV; it is seven-and-a-half hours long without adverts. The Godfather Epic is made up of The Godfather Parts I and II, re-cut chronologically and... >>

Print porn is dead: Penthouse ditches mag after Playboy scraps nudes

Print porn is dead: Penthouse ditches mag after Playboy scraps nudes

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The days of finding random pages of porn magazines in park bushes are almost over. Like Playboy, Penthouse has decided to focus its mucky mind on the internet instead. But while Playboy is to continue to publish a print magazine after March, except without... >>

Microsoft will launch a phone on 1 February, but it will only be the Lumia 650

Microsoft will launch a phone on 1 February, but it will only be the Lumia 650

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As rumours ramp up about prospective new Lumia 750 and possibly 850 launches during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, it seems that Microsoft will indeed launch a new phone in February. However, that phone is more-likely to be the lower mid-range... >>

You’ll finally get to play The Division at the end of January

You’ll finally get to play The Division at the end of January

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Ubisoft has announced that Xbox One, PS4 and PC gamers will be able to try out Tom Clancy's The Division from the end of January. The long-awaited, heavily delayed multiplayer role-playing game will finally be released on 8 March, but you can play some... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: The X-Files, Everest...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: The X-Files, Everest...

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As the new year starts to ramp up there are exciting times ahead in the world of entertainment. And if you so happen to have a streaming devices, such as a Roku set-top-box or Streaming Stick, you are in for a treat and there are some real pearls waiting... >>

David Haye’s return to the ring will be first ever fight filmed in VR

David Haye’s return to the ring will be first ever fight filmed in VR

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British boxer David Haye has revealed that his upcoming comeback fight against Australian Mark De Mori will be filmed in virtual reality. 360-degree cameras will take in the action and the fight will be presented in app form for VR headsets. The match... >>

BT's £12.5 billion EE buyout finally approved and will go ahead soon

BT's £12.5 billion EE buyout finally approved and will go ahead soon

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BT's last hurdle for buying EE in a staggering £12.5 billion deal has now been overcome. The Competition and Markets Authority has given clearance to the buyout, allowing it to go ahead. It said that the deal was unlikely to harm competition as BT was... >>

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

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As streaming video becomes more popular and conventional TV takes a back seat, growing amounts of online channels and apps emerge hoping to grab your attention with a TV show, movie or even short clip or two. How then can you sort out the wheat from the... >>

This spoiler-riddled The Force Awakens video shows exactly how the film was made

This spoiler-riddled The Force Awakens video shows exactly how the film was made

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We are going to come right off the bat here and say that if you haven't seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet look away now. Go immediately elsewhere as the following video is so full of spoilers you could technically save yourself a trip to the cinema... >>

Amazon Original Mozart in the Jungle free to watch this weekend after winning Golden Globes

Amazon Original Mozart in the Jungle free to watch this weekend after winning Golden Globes

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After scooping two Golden Globes at the recent awards ceremony, Amazon Original series Mozart in the Jungle will be free to watch this weekend, starting at 9pm on Friday 15 January and running until midnight on Sunday. All you have to do is spark up the... >>

Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years

Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years

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One of the things often associated with modern virtual reality headsets and the experiences they provide is the Star Trek Holodeck; the fictional room on board the Starship Enterprise that retains its dimensions yet gives a totally different virtual experience... >>

Is this the modular LG G5 expected at MWC 2016?

Is this the modular LG G5 expected at MWC 2016?

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A couple of days ago, LG sent out invites to a "Play Begins" event planned for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 21 February. It has also since confirmed that it will be launching a "major smartphone", expected to be the LG G5. Today, renders have... >>

Robot Wars returning to the BBC after 12-year absence

Robot Wars returning to the BBC after 12-year absence

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Robot Wars, the competitive TV show about battling bots, is returning to UK screens with a new series and new, improved remote-controlled metallic monsters of mayhem. The BBC has confirmed that it has commissioned one of the original production companies... >>

Massive leak suggests Windows 10 Microsoft Lumia 750 is heading to MWC 2016, maybe a Lumia 850

Massive leak suggests Windows 10 Microsoft Lumia 750 is heading to MWC 2016, maybe a Lumia 850

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An official certification leak in China suggests that this year's Mobile World Congress in February could be big for Microsoft. It suggests a new phone is on its way from the corporation and it is likely to sit in the higher mid-range. Common thought... >>

All Virgin Media TiVo customers now have free access to Vevo music videos

All Virgin Media TiVo customers now have free access to Vevo music videos

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Virgin Media has added the Vevo music video streaming service to all TiVo boxes. That means subscribers to its TiVo television service can now access any of the 250,000 plus music videos available on the online platform. The app also enables those with... >>

GTA 5 might finally be getting single-player DLC

GTA 5 might finally be getting single-player DLC

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After an extraordinarily long wait Grand Theft Auto 5 might be finally getting new storyline missions and single-player downloadable content. The actor behind lead character Franklin, Shawn Fonteno, posted an image on Instagram yesterday of himself in... >>

All Samsung smartwatches in future could be iPhone compatible, Gear S2 just the beginning

All Samsung smartwatches in future could be iPhone compatible, Gear S2 just the beginning

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During its CES 2016 press conference, Samsung announced that it will be bringing iOS compatibility to its Gear S2 smartwatch. What's more, during the show it also confirmed to Pocket-lint that that the firmware update and, presumably, dedicated iPhone... >>

Could Alton Towers' physical and VR Galactica rollercoaster be the scariest ride ever?

Could Alton Towers' physical and VR Galactica rollercoaster be the scariest ride ever?

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British theme park Alton Towers has unveiled a ride that combines virtual reality and a real-life rollercoaster that has potential to be one of the scariest attractions yet. Galactica launches at the site in Staffordshire this coming April. Riders lie... >>