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PS4 HDR update arrives, download firmware 4.0 right now

PS4 HDR update arrives, download firmware 4.0 right now

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Sony has pushed out its latest software for the PlayStation 4 so you should find it waiting for you, either to download or already installed if you have updates set to do so automatically.PlayStation system software 4.0 adds a few new features, including... >>

CBeebies Playtime Island now available for free for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets

CBeebies Playtime Island now available for free for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets

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After huge success with its last collection of games for pre-schoolers, the BBC has launched a second CBeebies Playtime app for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets with all-new games and experiences to keep young kids amused.Like the original, CBeebies... >>

Microsoft to kill Lumia line by end of 2016, Surface phones going forward

Microsoft to kill Lumia line by end of 2016, Surface phones going forward

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Microsoft has been tipped to introduce a Surface Phone for a while and a new report suggests that could be all the company focused on going forward. It is said to be ditching the Lumia branding and ending production of the Windows 10 handsets by the end... >>

These pics show what the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera is capable of

These pics show what the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera is capable of

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Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were launched on Wednesday last week and there was a lot of talk about their improved photo abilities. The latter in particular benefits from a new dual lens system, with a 12-megapixel telephoto camera sitting alongside... >>

PS4 Pro ditches 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player for cost and one other reason...

PS4 Pro ditches 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player for cost and one other reason...

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There's little doubt that the PS4 Pro, announced on Wednesday, is a spectacular 4K gaming powerhouse, but we were shocked to learn that it doesn't feature a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player for disc playback.Considering the Xbox One S, which hit stores in August,... >>

£90 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet gets supercharged to the max

£90 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet gets supercharged to the max

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Amazon has announced a new version of its 8-inch high definition tablet that not only comes with better battery life and more RAM, it's just £89.99.The Amazon Fire HD 8 has an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display, quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 4,750mAh... >>

BBC iPlayer adds Live Restart to mobile and tablet apps, other huge changes coming soon

BBC iPlayer adds Live Restart to mobile and tablet apps, other huge changes coming soon

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The BBC will shortly roll out Live Restart to its BBC iPlayer mobile and tablet applications, bringing them in line with the TV and set-top-box versions.Live Restart was introduced as a connected TV feature in August last year. It allows you to start... >>

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accidentally confirmed... by Apple

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accidentally confirmed... by Apple

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Apple will officially unveil its new handsets in a special media event today and while we've long suspected that they will be the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus we've never had official confirmation.Now we have, because Apple itself accidentally leaked... >>

What time is the PlayStation 4 Neo and PS4 Slim launch and can I watch it online?

What time is the PlayStation 4 Neo and PS4 Slim launch and can I watch it online?

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Sony is hosting a dedicated press event in New York today, Wednesday, 7 September, where it is expected to refresh its PlayStation 4 console line-up with two newly announced machines.The company will also likely talk more about the imminent PlayStation... >>

EE starts Cat 9 rollout, achieves 360Mbps download speeds on an HTC 10

EE starts Cat 9 rollout, achieves 360Mbps download speeds on an HTC 10

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EE has announced its intention to roll out network compatibility for Cat 9 devices to cities in the UK this year, with the first venue to get the service being the EE-sponsored Wembley Stadium in London.The company has promised that central London,... >>

New Huawei-made Nexus 7 should hit before end of 2016

New Huawei-made Nexus 7 should hit before end of 2016

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After a few years off, it seems that Google has plans to bring back the Nexus 7 tablet. A Huawei-made 7-inch device is reportedly set for release before the end of 2016.The original Nexus 7 really shook up the tablet market on its release in 2012, while... >>

Garmin Forerunner 35: Compact and connected sports watch

Garmin Forerunner 35: Compact and connected sports watch

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The Garmin Forerunner 35 is a GPS-enabled running watch that comes with wrist-based heart rate monitoring and can be used as a general activity tracking device. Thanks to the built-in GPS, it can track how far, fast and where you are running, while... >>

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player not likely to appear until 2017

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player not likely to appear until 2017

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Sony showed of a prototype version of its first dedicated 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray during the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin last week, but while rivals have machines already on shelves, it might not appear until 2017.The deck shown doesn't... >>

Google ditches Project Ara, modular phone indefinitely shelved

Google ditches Project Ara, modular phone indefinitely shelved

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Google has reportedly suspended all plans to launch a modular smartphone. The interchangeable phone concept has been shelved in order to streamline the company's hardware strategy, it is claimed.The software giant has been expected to ship development... >>

Super Mario Maker coming to Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon Sun and Moon 2DS consoles announced too

Super Mario Maker coming to Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon Sun and Moon 2DS consoles announced too

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Nintendo has announced that it will be bringing a version of hit Wii U game Super Mario Maker to the Nintendo 3DS.It will be a similar kind of affair, giving you the ability to create your own 2D platforming levels using characters, enemies and objects... >>

Sony FDR-X3000R action cam offers OIS across all modes, including 4K and slow-mo

Sony FDR-X3000R action cam offers OIS across all modes, including 4K and slow-mo

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Sony announced a top-of-the-range compact action camera during its IFA 2016 press conference and it is sure to become a favourite for serious extreme sports enthusiasts.Not only is the Sony FDR-X3000R capable of shooting 4K and high-speed recordings (for... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones go Wireless, perfect match for iPhone 7?

Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones go Wireless, perfect match for iPhone 7?

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After having great success with the wireless version of its P5 over-ear headphones Bowers & Wilkins has adopted the same Bluetooth technology for its high-end, top-of-the-range P7 pair too.The Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones uses aptX Bluetooth... >>

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung has finally lifted the lid on its 2016 smartwatch models and there's two devices, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Samsung Gear S3 Classic.The Samsung Gear S2 will continue in the line-up, but the new watches have all-new features and interesting... >>

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 takes on GoPro Hero4 Black with 4K thrills of its own

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 takes on GoPro Hero4 Black with 4K thrills of its own

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Garmin has announced a 4K Ultra HD action camera that includes GPS, voice control and a colour LCD touchscreen for easy control.The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 can shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second or, if you need extreme slow motion footage, 720p at 240fps.It... >>

LG V20 will be world's first phone with Google In Apps, confirms second screen

LG V20 will be world's first phone with Google In Apps, confirms second screen

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Ahead of a full debut at IFA 2016 in Berlin, LG has been drip feeding details about its forthcoming new smartphone, almost on a daily basis.The latest feature it is shouting from the rooftops about is Google In Apps.Coming as part of Android 7.0 Nougat,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 to have dual camera like the iPhone 7 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 to have dual camera like the iPhone 7 Plus

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With Apple's iPhone 7 launch scheduled for next week, not only is it an exciting time to be an Apple fanboy, but there's plenty for those who prefer Android to mull over too.Android fans will undoubtedly be keeping a beady eye on proceedings to see if... >>

Google Cast now hardbaked into Chrome

Google Cast now hardbaked into Chrome

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After two years of beta testing, Google has baked its Cast functionality directly into Chrome.For the last couple of years, you could mirror content in a Chrome browser to a compatible device using a Chrome Extension, but the feature is now part of... >>

Roku overhaul will see five new streaming boxes released, include 4K and HDR

Roku overhaul will see five new streaming boxes released, include 4K and HDR

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Roku will reportedly enforce its biggest line-up overhaul in many years, replacing all of its current streaming devices with all-new boxes, many of them offering 4K video.Two leaks have revealed Roku's plans. Documents filed with the Federal Communications... >>

Huge Apple Mac range refresh tipped for October

Huge Apple Mac range refresh tipped for October

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Apple has been tipped to replace the MacBook Pro for a while, but it is alleged that the majority of the Mac line-up, save for the current MacBook, is soon to be refreshed.Bloomberg reports that a Mac hardware refresh will include new models for iMac... >>

Osmo Coding review: Educational iPad game makes programming fun
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Osmo Coding review: Educational iPad game makes programming fun

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When you think of coding for kids, your mind probably envisions them learning some elaborate coding language in an experience akin to your French verbal exam when you were at school. But coding for kids comes in all shapes and sizes and doesn't have to... >>

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

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When we first played an early build of FIFA 17 during E3 in June we were a little worried about the gameplay. It came after a decent session with the new Pro Evolution Soccer and left us in no doubt that PES 2017 plays the better game of football.Thankfully... >>

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

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When Resident Evil 7 was announced during June's E3 it was very much shown as a poster boy for PlayStation VR. We even got to try the demo level using Sony's forthcoming headset during the trade show - much to our underwear's dismay.However, we did have... >>

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

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When we first saw Rare's massively multiplayer pirate game at E3 in June we wondered if its co-operative teamplay mechanics would work for us. We've played many a co-op game before, but were not ones for constant communication throughout.Yet that's what... >>

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

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Those who thought tablets would kill the eBook reader market have had to eat their words over the last year or so. Not only are they still going strong, we are still treated to new innovations in the tech.The Amazon Kindle Oasis came out earlier this... >>

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

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Microsoft's Gears of War 4, developed by in-house team The Coalition, is shaping up to be the best chapter in the series for years. Not only is it the first to be developed specifically for the current generation Xbox One, it offers HDR graphics for Xbox... >>

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

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British tech firm Bush has announced a Digital TV Recorder that gives access to your stored programmes even when you are out and about.Thanks to ShowDrive support, users can record TV shows on the new set-top-box and watch them on mobile devices over... >>

Final Fantasy fans look away, FF15 delayed

Final Fantasy fans look away, FF15 delayed

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You've been waiting for 10 years for Final Fantasy XV (FF15) but we're afraid you'll have to wait a little longer as the game has been put back in order to "deliver the iconic Final Fantasy experience".Expected to release in around six week's time, on... >>

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

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Virgin Media has unveiled a new set-top box over the last couple of days, the Virgin Media V6 box powered by TiVo. We're still awaiting details on what it has to offer but, in the meantime, users of existing boxes are to get new features from today too.An... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

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After originally being spotted on a posting by the Federal Communications Commission, the new, round Asus ZenWatch 3 has broken further cover in a collection of hands-on pictures leaked online.The FCC filing suggested that the forthcoming smartwatch,... >>

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play

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Spotify has introduced a new section of its music streaming service dedicated to games.Now available as part of Spotify's "moods and genres", Gaming rounds up official games soundtracks and related playlists, including many that have been curated around... >>

Rogue One trailer shows Star Wars prequels can work after all

Rogue One trailer shows Star Wars prequels can work after all

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To be completely honest, we've not been as excited on the build up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as much as we were ahead of Force Awakens. After all, the track history of Star Wars prequels hasn't been great.But this new trailer changes everything.Director... >>

If you still don’t know what No Man’s Sky is, let Bill Bailey explain all here

If you still don’t know what No Man’s Sky is, let Bill Bailey explain all here

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No Man's Sky is available in the UK now, having also been released in the US yesterday, 9 August. However, we're still being asked what you actually do in the PlayStation 4 and PC game.We posted our own guide here, which gives you the basics, but if you... >>

2TB Xbox One S sold out "for good"

2TB Xbox One S sold out "for good"

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Microsoft has reportedly sold out of its limited edition 2TB Xbox One S consoles, with no plans of manufacturing more. If you didn't pre-order or snap one up straight after it was released earlier this month, you'll now have to wait until the 500GB or... >>

Bang & Olufsen embraces 4K Ultra HD and Android TV with BeoVision 14

Bang & Olufsen embraces 4K Ultra HD and Android TV with BeoVision 14

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It has been a couple of years since Bang & Olufsen unveiled a new television, the stunning BeoVision Avant. And it's been even longer since it released the BeoVision 11.However, a spiritual successor to the latter is now available in the form of the BeoVision... >>

Two players meet in No Man’s Sky, guess what happened next?

Two players meet in No Man’s Sky, guess what happened next?

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No Man's Sky is finally released in the UK and other regions today, 10 August, after making its consumer debut in the States yesterday and it is already hitting the headlines with almost as much vigour as Pokemon Go.The latest nugget to get tongues a-wagging... >>

What is No Man's Sky and why should you care about it?

What is No Man's Sky and why should you care about it?

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The PlayStation 4 has played host to some incredible games in its relatively short life so far but few have caught the imagination quite as much as No Man's Sky.Since its trailer debut during the 2014 Sony E3 press conference, it has been the talk of... >>

50 different planets from No Man's Sky revealed, only 18 quintillion yet to go

50 different planets from No Man's Sky revealed, only 18 quintillion yet to go

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No Man's Sky is one of the most hyped games in console history was finally hit game stores in the US today, 9 August. It will also be released in the UK tomorrow and we expect PS4 and PC gamers will be shut in a darkened room for the best part of the... >>

No flat bezel Samsung Galaxy S8 for 2017, tipped to have Edge screen only

No flat bezel Samsung Galaxy S8 for 2017, tipped to have Edge screen only

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Samsung could well ditch flat bezel phones for its premium line-up in future.  A report suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with an Edge variant only, with a flat sceen version no longer deemed necessary.The Korea Herald claims that the curved... >>

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

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The Rio 2016 Olympics are finally upon us and we can look forward to more than two weeks of action across a vast array of sports.The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will also be streamed live around the world, with the former starting tonight, 5 August.... >>

Rubik’s Cube goes high-tech with all-new Rubik’s Spark

Rubik’s Cube goes high-tech with all-new Rubik’s Spark

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Like Pokemon Go today, the Rubik's Cube was a massive craze that lasted a fair while back in the 1980s but eventually died down. People still play with the puzzle toy, but its popularity is unlikely to ever reach the heights of its launch.Instead, a... >>

What's creepier than Stranger Things? Stranger Things in VR! Watch it here

What's creepier than Stranger Things? Stranger Things in VR! Watch it here

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Netflix Originals show Stranger Things has been critically revered since its debut in July. The creepy thriller series has become the most talked about thing in the Pocket-lint office and, if Twitter is any indication, pretty much everywhere else too.It's... >>

New Quake Champions trailer finally shows incredible gameplay

New Quake Champions trailer finally shows incredible gameplay

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Bethesda pulled a great surprise out of the bag at the start of its E3 press conference in June, with the announcement of Quake Champions. But we were only treated to a pre-rendered trailer of the new competitive Quake game that didn't really give much... >>

The best Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be for China it seems, dual-SIM and 6GB of RAM

The best Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be for China it seems, dual-SIM and 6GB of RAM

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Ahead of an actual review, we can say that we've been mightily impressed by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 so far. It is beautiful to hold, irrespective of its 5.7-inch screen and, from what we've tried out on it so far, it moves like the clappers.However,... >>

New Apple TV plans emerge, EPG for digital shows and films

New Apple TV plans emerge, EPG for digital shows and films

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After Apple was said to have ditched plans for its own television broadcast service at the end of last year, there have been few rumours about its TV expansion plans. And the Apple TV set-top-box is still waiting for something to ignite its potential,... >>

Nucleus Anywhere Intercom comes with Amazon's Alexa support

Nucleus Anywhere Intercom comes with Amazon's Alexa support

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Nucleus now ships its smart intercom in the US and Canada and it comes with Amazon's Alexa Voice Service built in.The intercom, which costs $250, is like a tablet device that you can take around the home or mount to a wall and use to contact friends... >>