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4K Ultra HD Blu-ray won't be available until 2016, Sony confirms

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray won't be available until 2016, Sony confirms

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Although the Blu-ray Disc Association previously suggested that 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs would be available before Christmas, that estimate seems to have been wide of the mark. Sony Pictures has revealed that its ultra high definition movie releases... >>

Roku adds Amazon Prime Instant Video to offer the best supported streaming devices you can buy

Roku adds Amazon Prime Instant Video to offer the best supported streaming devices you can buy

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We might not have the 4K-enabled Roku 4 in the UK yet but we have got further reason to be happy with the existing Roku set-top-boxes; they have just received one of the missing pieces of the streaming jigsaw, Amazon Prime Instant Video. Roku has long... >>

Fallout 4 first impressions review: Radiating brilliance

Fallout 4 first impressions review: Radiating brilliance

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Fallout 4 is released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC tomorrow, 10 November, and usually we would move Heaven and Earth in order to bring you a full, no-holds-barred review of a game release of such magnitude. But while we've been playing it for a little... >>

Xbox One backwards compatibility coming 12 November, here are the first 104 Xbox 360 games you can play

Xbox One backwards compatibility coming 12 November, here are the first 104 Xbox 360 games you can play

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Backwards compatibility is coming to the Xbox One on 12 November, the same day that the new, Windows 10-driven user interface update arrives and Microsoft has finally revealed the complete list of Xbox 360 games that will be playable on that day. There... >>

Sky Go coming to Xbox One at last in form of new TV from Sky app

Sky Go coming to Xbox One at last in form of new TV from Sky app

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Microsoft has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Sky Go is finally coming to Xbox One. With access to Sky TV already available on PS4, PS3 and, more relevantly, Xbox 360, it is a feature that has been requested by a large swathe of Xbox One owners - specifically... >>

Beware, there are fake BTTF Nike Air Max trainers with power laces already

Beware, there are fake BTTF Nike Air Max trainers with power laces already

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Great Scott! It might have taken Nike 26 years to perfect the power lace technology shown in Back to the Future II in order to release working self-tying Nike Air Max boots, but it's taken a mere fraction of that time for fakers to replicate the system.... >>

Rise of the Tomb Raider review: Single-player perfection
4.5 stars

Rise of the Tomb Raider review: Single-player perfection

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Being fans of the Tomb Raider series since the very beginning, with the first outing one of our favourite games on the original PlayStation, we approached 2013's reboot with some trepidation. Reboots don't always work. But we needn't have worried because... >>

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

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When it comes to deciding what to watch on demand, there can be such a thing as too much choice. For example, Roku offers access to over 1,700 channels on its set-top-boxes and the Streaming Stick. And with that many it's hard to find the ones that will... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Minions, Supergirl, Home Alone...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Minions, Supergirl, Home Alone...

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Don't know what to watch on television this weekend? Never fear, we're here with our weekly round-up of shows and movies you can view right now on streaming services available through set-top-boxes like the Roku family of devices. There's something for... >>

Sky Sports to offer extended highlights of premier league matches on demand on the same day

Sky Sports to offer extended highlights of premier league matches on demand on the same day

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Sky Sports has secured the rights to show extended highlights of all Premier League football matches not shown live on the same day. That means, if your team isn't chosen to be in one of the weekend's featured live games, you can still watch far more... >>

John Lewis 2015 Christmas ad takes us to the moon, watch it right here

John Lewis 2015 Christmas ad takes us to the moon, watch it right here

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Over the last few years, John Lewis has firmly ensconced itself as the king of the Christmas commercial, not only with extended short movies but with cover versions of songs that make it to the top five of the British music charts. This year is bound... >>

Pebble Time Round coming to the UK sooner than you think, we take a first look

Pebble Time Round coming to the UK sooner than you think, we take a first look

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It didn't seem long after the launch of the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smartwatches that the company unveiled another model in the line-up. However, while it is in the same family, and with the same colour Pebble OS and Timeline software, the Pebble... >>

How the UK surveillance bill affects you and why Apple can still sell the iPhone

How the UK surveillance bill affects you and why Apple can still sell the iPhone

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Much has been said in the build up to the British Government's publication of its new Investigatory Powers Bill, but now it is available for all to see, the details are more clear. The bill is only in the draft stage at present and none of its proposals... >>

YIFY no more: Pirate king of movie torrents shut down

YIFY no more: Pirate king of movie torrents shut down

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As the popularity of 720p and 1080p movie rips rose on torrent sites, so too did the name YIFY - a group that pirated just about each and every new Blu-ray release and became huge by providing MP4 copies in reasonably small file sizes. Every YIFY release... >>

Blimey, this smartphone and price plan are just £5 a month all-in

Blimey, this smartphone and price plan are just £5 a month all-in

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Carphone Warehouse is offering what it describes as the cheapest ever smartphone deal in the UK. You can get yourself a Huawei Y3 phone on a monthly plan with 150 talktime minutes, 5,000 texts and 250MB of data for just £5 a month and no up-front cost.... >>

Amazon Fire tablet review: Who needs Hudl when there's this for £50?
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire tablet review: Who needs Hudl when there's this for £50?

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When Amazon revealed that it was to release a tablet in its Fire range that would only cost £50 we have to admit that we didn’t expect much. Previous cheap-as-chips devices have never cut the mustard. In fact, they haven’t even been in the vague... >>

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review: Big, bold and Bluetooth at last
5.0 stars

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review: Big, bold and Bluetooth at last

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It's been more than four years since Bowers & Wilkins last unleashed a Zeppelin speaker system onto the world - and almost eight since the first one nigh-on created the high-end iPod dock category (remember those?). Now the oval audio behemoth is back... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones review: Class without the cables
4.5 stars

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones review: Class without the cables

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When Bowers & Wilkins released the T7 wireless Bluetooth speaker, its quality considering its portability was outstanding. It was also the first time the company had opted for that specific wire-free technology, having only dabbled with Apple AirPlay... >>

Will the OneDrive massive storage drop affect you?

Will the OneDrive massive storage drop affect you?

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Microsoft has announced that it is dropping the amount of storage each of its OneDrive subscribers gets either for free or as part of Office 365 home membership. Users who have a free OneDrive account will find their storage limit dropped from 15GB to... >>

Pebble Time Steel review: Steel-ing the smartwatch limelight?
4.0 stars

Pebble Time Steel review: Steel-ing the smartwatch limelight?

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When the Pebble Time Steel was first released, we decided to give our first impressions rather than rush into a full review straight away. There were a couple of reasons for this: firstly, we had not long before reviewed the Pebble Time and save for some... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Halloween special

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Halloween special

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Each week we choose a hearty selection of tasty TV and movie treats that are available to watch the coming weekend through streaming services, and this week is no different. What we have changed however, is that we’ve themed it thanks to Saturday being... >>

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer preview: Online PS4 battles with extra kick

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer preview: Online PS4 battles with extra kick

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Uncharted 4 might not be around to bolster the PS4's appeal this Christmas, but the fact that it follows in March next year will be good enough. Especially considering everything we've seen on it so far. Previous teases and trailers have shown great promise,... >>

DriveClub on PlayStation VR preview: The future of driving games, full stop

DriveClub on PlayStation VR preview: The future of driving games, full stop

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It's unbelievable to think that whenever we've experience virtual reality gaming in the past that it's never really occurred to us that driving games would be superbly suited to the medium. But our brief one lap race on a tech demo version of DriveClub... >>

Anki Overdrive review: App-controlled car racing fun for all the family
4.5 stars

Anki Overdrive review: App-controlled car racing fun for all the family

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We first saw Anki Overdrive, the company's follow-up to the hugely successful robot toy racing game Anki Drive, we were already amazed at just how much more advanced it was in comparison to its predecessor. A modern day take on Scalextric, you control... >>

What incredible PS4 games did Sony show at its PlayStation Paris Games Week press conference?

What incredible PS4 games did Sony show at its PlayStation Paris Games Week press conference?

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When Sony decided to shelve its annual plans for a big Gamescom presence, concentrating on a press conference at Paris Games Week instead there were plenty, us included, who wondered why. For a start, it handed the keys to the kingdom to Xbox – in Gamescom... >>