Archive for Rik Henderson

Move over Wally, The Beano's Where's Dennis is far more fun

Move over Wally, The Beano's Where's Dennis is far more fun

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The Beano has continued its digital plans for a sustained future for the comic with a new iPad game that owes much to Where's Wally and its US equivalent Where's Waldo? Where's Dennis (and Gnasher!): The Beano Search-and-Find is a completely free download... >>

UK budget spring 2015: Internet of Things, 100Mbps broadband for all, free Wi-Fi

UK budget spring 2015: Internet of Things, 100Mbps broadband for all, free Wi-Fi

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The British government has delivered a pre-election budget that further strengthens its measures to support technology in the UK. It will be chancellor George Osborne's last budget before the nation votes on the next government, so there are several... >>

Windows 10 coming in summer, just don't expect Internet Explorer

Windows 10 coming in summer, just don't expect Internet Explorer

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Although it is yet to put a firm date on the consumer release of Windows 10, Microsoft has confirmed that we won't have too long to wait. Having previously just said that it will be available "later this year", it has now revealed that it is coming in... >>

Microsoft Band coming to UK 15 April: We have a play with one of the first in the country

Microsoft Band coming to UK 15 April: We have a play with one of the first in the country

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Microsoft is finally ready to expand the reach of its fitness tracker and smartband to outside of North America, with the UK the next country to get the device. And because the Microsoft Band has been updated a few times since launch, adding new features... >>

Sony starts Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout with Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

Sony starts Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout with Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

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Sony phones currently without the latest version of Android are now getting Lollipop from today. The rollout starts with the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones and additional handsets will be added to the upgrade list over the coming weeks. It... >>

Samsung-made BlackBerry tablet could be further clue to buyout

Samsung-made BlackBerry tablet could be further clue to buyout

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Rumours that Samsung was considering an acquisition of BlackBerry were flying thick and fast in January, but cooled soon after. BlackBerry denied talks were taking place and that seemed to be that. However, you can expect them to start up again as it... >>

Play Space Invaders and raise money for charity? Job's a good'un

Play Space Invaders and raise money for charity? Job's a good'un

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Will there ever be a better way of making money for charity than this? Classic arcade machines have been turned into charity boxes that accept all types of currency and are currently making money for a good cause in Swedish airports. Swedavia Swedish... >>

What better way to enjoy Game of Thrones season 5 than to snuggle up to one of these?

What better way to enjoy Game of Thrones season 5 than to snuggle up to one of these?

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Fancy a bit of Snow in spring time? Now TV is celebrating the return of Game of Thrones with a custom-made pillow in the style of one of the Night's Watch that will keep you safe and warm as the action unfurls. And you could be in with a chance of winning... >>

Scrap Siri, say goodbye to Google Now, Cortana is coming to iPhone and Android

Scrap Siri, say goodbye to Google Now, Cortana is coming to iPhone and Android

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Reports today claim that Microsoft's voice assistant software is coming to both iOS and Android, with the hope that it will replace Apple's Siri and Google Now. The Windows Phone voice recognition software and personal assistant algorithms are highly... >>

Want to pull off the perfect heist and bag real cash? Battlefield Hardline: Live will let you do just that

Want to pull off the perfect heist and bag real cash? Battlefield Hardline: Live will let you do just that

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To celebrate the launch of Battlefield Hardline, which will be released on multiple formats on 20 March, Electronic Arts is inviting gamers to try out a real cops and robbers style experience in the heart of London, with a prize of £10,000 up for grabs... >>

Swatch looking to make normal watch line-up smarter… but not completely smart

Swatch looking to make normal watch line-up smarter… but not completely smart

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Swatch has followed up on news of its first smartwatch, the Touch Zero One - a device designed for beach volleyball players - with an announcement that it plans to introduce new, smarter technology to its entire incoming line-up of watches. However, rather... >>

Exciting times: Samsung VP Robert King talks 4K, curved TV and why the Internet of Things needs to be open platform

Exciting times: Samsung VP Robert King talks 4K, curved TV and why the Internet of Things needs to be open platform

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It can be strongly argued that Samsung stole Mobile World Congress with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its innovatively shaped sister model, the edge. During a mobile phone show distinctly lacking in mobile phones, its two flagship handsets... >>

Yes, a Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is planned and these are the specs

Yes, a Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is planned and these are the specs

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Samsung is reportedly following up its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones with a more robust action version, the Galaxy S6 Active. Like in previous years with other models in the series, the company is said to be working on a waterproof and dustproof device... >>

This is the first Vaio Phone after split from Sony, not really aiming for the stars

This is the first Vaio Phone after split from Sony, not really aiming for the stars

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One of the casualties of a Sony reshuffle and consolidation process was Vaio, the company's laptop brand that it sold to Japan Industrial Partners back in March last year. And now the current owner is ready to put the name to more than notebooks; its... >>

Dyson V6 Absolute: The mother of all cordless vacuum cleaners (hands-on)

Dyson V6 Absolute: The mother of all cordless vacuum cleaners (hands-on)

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Dyson has reinvigorated its cordless vacuum cleaner range with two new models this month, one designed for more aggressive home spillages with a nylon cleaning head - the V6 Fluffy - and one that is the top of the line, that suits any floor you happen... >>

Dyson V6 Absolute and Fluffy take cordless vacuums to an all-new level

Dyson V6 Absolute and Fluffy take cordless vacuums to an all-new level

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Thanks to the demands of a modern lifestyle, cordless vacuum cleaners are growing in popularity, especially since battery life has been dramatically improved in recent times. And one of the manufacturers that has striven to ensure that its machines are... >>

Download your PlayStation Mobile games now because you will soon lose them entirely

Download your PlayStation Mobile games now because you will soon lose them entirely

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Sony is soon to completely shut down PlayStation Mobile and any games that were purchased and haven't yet been downloaded will be completely unavailable. The company had previously, in August last year, announced that it would no longer be supporting... >>

1.5 million O2 customers will get their bills cut by half

1.5 million O2 customers will get their bills cut by half

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Around one-and-a-half million customers on O2's O2 Refresh tariff will have their bills drop by an average of £18 a month each as the network celebrates its second anniversary of the price plan by slashing fees. The customers who will be affected are... >>

Apple Watch Force Touch technology also coming to iPhone 6S

Apple Watch Force Touch technology also coming to iPhone 6S

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Apple will be adding pressure-sensing technology to the screen of its next iPhone, thought to be the iPhone 6S (not likely to be an iPhone 7 yet). The Wall Street Journal reports that the company will utilise the same Force Touch technology found in the... >>

If there's just one Lego Ideas project to vote for today, make sure it's this

If there's just one Lego Ideas project to vote for today, make sure it's this

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Ever since the Lego Ideas (nee Cuusoo) program started there have been some amazing fan-made sets greenlit and sold as consumer products. Popular and cult movies have been represented and seen their properties made into official Lego sets, including... >>

If you’re with Sky and use torrents your details might already be in the hands of copyright trolls

If you’re with Sky and use torrents your details might already be in the hands of copyright trolls

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Sky Broadband will hand over details of its subscribers suspected of illegally downloading movies, it has confirmed. In a letter sent to users who might be affected, the company revealed that it has no option than to provide the names and addresses of... >>

Your Xbox One can now do some great new things

Your Xbox One can now do some great new things

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Microsoft has rolled out its March system update to all Xbox Ones and Xbox gamers now have the ability to take in-game screenshots for the very first time. Taking screengrabs was one of the features PS4 owners had since the launch of their console and... >>

These are the Steam Machines that could change gaming forever (gallery)

These are the Steam Machines that could change gaming forever (gallery)

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When Valve first announced its intention to take its Steam gaming platform into the living room there was plenty of speculation on how that would be achieved. Would there be a an overall, PC-based Steam Machine to take on Xbox One and PS4 directly? Or... >>

Apple Watch will cost from £299 to a staggering £13,500, available from 24 April

Apple Watch will cost from £299 to a staggering £13,500, available from 24 April

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Although much of what Apple demonstrated during its "Spring forward" event was previously revealed during the first unveiling of Apple Watch last year, a couple of new features were announced. For a start, it has been confirmed that you will be able to... >>

Apple ResearchKit turns your iPhone into a Star Trek Tricorder

Apple ResearchKit turns your iPhone into a Star Trek Tricorder

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Apple has announced a software framework that expands upon its HealthKit idea to give medical research teams that ability to create apps that can help diagnose diseases and medical issues. Apple ResearchKit is an open source platform and has already been... >>