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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... >>

iPhone 6S camera: Sample photos and new technology explained

iPhone 6S camera: Sample photos and new technology explained

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Alongside the 3D Touch pressure sensitive touchscreen technology and the new A9 processor, one of the most impressive additions to the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones is an all-new rear camera that is capable of much higher resolution photography with... >>

Forget Apple TV, a 4K Amazon Fire TV is expected any day now

Forget Apple TV, a 4K Amazon Fire TV is expected any day now

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One of the things absent from Apple's presentation of its new Apple TV set-top-box yesterday was any talk of 4K. Another was support for Amazon Prime Instant Video, one of the suppliers of Ultra HD streamed content out there. Some see them both as massive... >>

Paper by FiftyThree comes to iPhone at last, here's what you can do

Paper by FiftyThree comes to iPhone at last, here's what you can do

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FiftyThree has finally released a version of its hugely popular iPad app in a form that iPhone owners can use. What's more, it has been redesigned to work on the smaller screen well as well as introduce new features to the iPad version. Paper version... >>

These incredible photos were taken using the new iPhone 6S 12MP iSight camera

These incredible photos were taken using the new iPhone 6S 12MP iSight camera

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Along with a whole stack of new features, including a 3D Force Touch screen technology that recognises three different types of finger gesture and pressure for different actions, Apple announced that the iSight rear camera on the new iPhone 6S and iPhone... >>

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus finally unveiled; 'The most advanced smartphones in the world'

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus finally unveiled; 'The most advanced smartphones in the world'

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Apple has finally confirmed what we've all been talking about for ages. It has unveiled the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus smartphones, with a new rose gold aluminium finish joining the space grey, gold and silver models like the previous generation. However,... >>

New Apple Watch models available today, Apple Watch OS 2 coming 16 September

New Apple Watch models available today, Apple Watch OS 2 coming 16 September

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Apple has announced a number of new Apple Watch apps that are coming along with Watch OS 2. Plus, two new styles of Watch will be available from later today. Alongside the more than 10,000 apps that are already available on the Watch, Facebook Messenger... >>

Amazon Fire Phone is dead, no longer available and no signs of replacement

Amazon Fire Phone is dead, no longer available and no signs of replacement

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Amazon's first entry into the mobile phone market has long been viewed as a failure, but there are now signs that it will no longer sell its own branded smartphones now or in the future. Having not listed the Fire Phone on Amazon.co.uk for quite some... >>

WTF? Apple fan starts to queue outside Apple Store before the iPhone 6S is announced

WTF? Apple fan starts to queue outside Apple Store before the iPhone 6S is announced

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Apple will be hosting its "Hey Siri" media event today from 6pm BST, 10am PST and it is widely expected that at least one announcement will be a refresh for its iPhone line-up. The much-rumoured iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus smartphones are very likely... >>

Will HTC Halfbeak be firm’s first Android Wear smartwatch or will it just be another HTC Petra?

Will HTC Halfbeak be firm’s first Android Wear smartwatch or will it just be another HTC Petra?

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HTC is once again rumoured to be dipping its toes into smartwatch waters with a device codenamed the HTC Halfbeak. Even though the company has been listed as a key partner for Android Wear by Google in the past, a wearable device has failed to materialise... >>

There will be an Xbox Two and PlayStation 5, says former Xbox boss

There will be an Xbox Two and PlayStation 5, says former Xbox boss

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Robbie Bach, the former head of Xbox at Microsoft, claims that regardless of rumours that Apple is looking to seize a slice of the games console market, with its next entertainment set-top-box, there will still be room for dedicated machines. And that... >>

If the new Apple TV and touchscreen remote look this good, we'll all want one

If the new Apple TV and touchscreen remote look this good, we'll all want one

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Apple is fully expected to unleash a new version of its Apple TV set-top-box during its "Hey Siri" press event in San Francisco today and there's one thing for certain, if it looks anything like the concept renders created by Martin Hajek, it will knock... >>

Here's how to watch the Apple iPhone 6S launch keynote on Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV or Windows 10

Here's how to watch the Apple iPhone 6S launch keynote on Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV or Windows 10

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Apple will hold its next major press event tomorrow, 9 September and speculation has reached fever pitch on what will be revealed. There will almost certainly be the expected iPhone 6S and likely an iPhone 6S Plus too. However, the invite also suggests... >>

VR filmmakers can register for a GoPro Odyssey 360-degree shooting rig now, works with Jump

VR filmmakers can register for a GoPro Odyssey 360-degree shooting rig now, works with Jump

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GoPro has announced that it will soon be making its first 360-degree virtual reality camera available in limited quantities. The GoPro Odyssey is the camera rig designed to work with the company's collaboration with Google, Jump. It is comprised of 16... >>

New Nexus 5 hands-on image leak shows super-slim phone, could be called Nexus 5X

New Nexus 5 hands-on image leak shows super-slim phone, could be called Nexus 5X

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If convincing leaks are anything to go by, Google is to unveil its new Nexus smartphone or phones soon. There have been several leaked images hitting the internet of late and a latest, in the form of a press image, shows a tasty looking phone with a strangely... >>