Archive for Rik Henderson

Paid Xbox Live Gold not needed for Windows 10 PC and phone multiplayer just Xbox One... what?

Paid Xbox Live Gold not needed for Windows 10 PC and phone multiplayer just Xbox One... what?

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We already knew that Microsoft's plans for Windows 10 gaming will centre around Xbox Live, with the service stretching to PCs and phones running the new operating system after launch. But there was always a question mark over how it would technically... >>

Steam Machine: How much will gaming perfection cost me?

Steam Machine: How much will gaming perfection cost me?

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When it comes to Valve's highly anticipated Steam Machine concept we are finally in the last stretch. Versions of the gaming alternative to the traditional concept will start to appear from multiple retailers in November this year, just in time for Christmas.... >>

Could Alienware's Steam Machine blow PS4 and Xbox One out of the water?

Could Alienware's Steam Machine blow PS4 and Xbox One out of the water?

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Alienware has announced that it will be the first manufacturer to get Valve's Steam Controller into the hands of the public, when it has the device on its stand at PAX East 2015 in Boston this weekend (from 6 March). It will be using the controller with... >>

This is the most disturbing Disney Frozen video you're likely to see today

This is the most disturbing Disney Frozen video you're likely to see today

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Disney has released perhaps one of the best apps we've used in ages. And it's free. Show Your Disney Side is available for iOS and it provides plenty of fun for kids and adults who want to make a different kind of selfie image or video. It's part of the... >>

Elite: Dangerous will be an Xbox One exclusive on launch, but will eventually come to PS4 too

Elite: Dangerous will be an Xbox One exclusive on launch, but will eventually come to PS4 too

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During the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Frontier Developments announced that it would be bringing its PC hit Elite: Dangerous to Xbox One later this year, which was huge news for owners of the Microsoft console, but less so for PS4 fans.... >>

What it's like to drive the best F1 track in the world... on Scalextric

What it's like to drive the best F1 track in the world... on Scalextric

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Sky Sports F1 presenter Martin Brundle told Pocket-lint that he had a vision of the ultimate Formula One race track in his head, with corners and parts collated from circuits around the world, but he didn't think it would ever make its way out of his... >>

Steam Machines finally coming in November and Zotac SN970 will be one of the first out of the blocks

Steam Machines finally coming in November and Zotac SN970 will be one of the first out of the blocks

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It's been quite some time since Valve first detailed its plans for an assault on living rooms, with its SteamOS and Steam Machine console vision, but now we are in the last stretch. The company has revealed that boxes will start to appear from November... >>

Sony's Project Morpheus confirmed for first half of 2016 as new prototype VR headset unveiled

Sony's Project Morpheus confirmed for first half of 2016 as new prototype VR headset unveiled

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Sceptics might disagree but virtual reality headsets are still on track to be the biggest thing to gaming since the joystick became a joypad, and Sony has confirmed when it plans to bring its effort to market; in the first quarter of 2016. The company... >>

Best smartphones of MWC 2015: Samsung, HTC, Microsoft and more

Best smartphones of MWC 2015: Samsung, HTC, Microsoft and more

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Although smartphones are unveiled and launched throughout the year, there's one specific trade show that features the highest concentration of new devices displayed to the public for the very first time; Mobile World Congress. The event in Barcelona... >>

Does anybody understand these baffling MWC slogans?

Does anybody understand these baffling MWC slogans?

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One of the things we always notice when trudging trade show floors is that companies feel the need to explain what they do, or what they are showing in a three or four word slogan. However, most of them are claptrap of the highest order. What might sound... >>

Virgin Atlantic to make your flights run smoothly using Sony SmartEyeGlass and SmartWear

Virgin Atlantic to make your flights run smoothly using Sony SmartEyeGlass and SmartWear

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Sony and Virgin Atlantic have joined forces with the airline adopting Sony wearable technologies to help its engineers maintain aircraft. The trial will include Virgin Atlantic's engineers being kitted out with Sony SmartEyeGlass Developer Edition SED-E1... >>

What the? All-new BlackBerry slider phone unexpectedly revealed at MWC 2015

What the? All-new BlackBerry slider phone unexpectedly revealed at MWC 2015

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After leading to wide speculation that BlackBerry would mostly concentrate on software this year, thanks to a previous statement, the company pulled a major surprise during its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona; it will be going... >>

Goodbye chip and PIN, even market stalls will soon take contactless payments thanks to PayPal

Goodbye chip and PIN, even market stalls will soon take contactless payments thanks to PayPal

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PayPal is soon to introduce a new version of its card reader for small businesses and market traders that will also accept contactless payments through built-in NFC technology. The company had previous ranged a PayPal Here chip and PIN reader that could... >>

You'll soon access Google Nova mobile network using Google Android on your Google Nexus phone

You'll soon access Google Nova mobile network using Google Android on your Google Nexus phone

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Google is said to be launching its own mobile phone network and sell airtime and data price plans directly to its customers. Plans for a US service, which will use wholesale carrier space acquired from Sprint and T-Mobile, will come to fruition in the... >>

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming and how can I get it?

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming and how can I get it?

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To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview has announced its plans for a connected future. Managing director Guy North outlined the plans for Freeview Play at a London briefing for Pocket-lint and select... >>

Your first Freeview Play box could well be from Humax

Your first Freeview Play box could well be from Humax

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Humax will be the first manufacturer to get a Freeview Play set-top-box onto the market. Indeed, it will be producing at least two devices, with different options based on storage capacity and therefore at different price points. The actual boxes are... >>

JBL Reflect Response earbuds have gesture control so you can wave in the air like you just don’t care

JBL Reflect Response earbuds have gesture control so you can wave in the air like you just don’t care

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JBL has unveiled what it claims to be the "world's first gesture control smart headphones". The JBL Reflect Response earbuds come with motion sensing technology, so can recognise waves of a hand in order to change tracks or answer calls without needing... >>

Nikon Coolpix P900 fixed lens camera offers staggering 83x optical zoom for £500

Nikon Coolpix P900 fixed lens camera offers staggering 83x optical zoom for £500

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Nikon has unveiled a fixed lens camera superbly suited to wildlife and night sky photographers as it comes with a mighty 83x optical zoom. That means it is capable of capturing details that can't normally be seen by the naked eye. The zoom of the Nikon... >>

Nikon D7200 is company's first to include NFC and Wi-Fi in a DSLR

Nikon D7200 is company's first to include NFC and Wi-Fi in a DSLR

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You might have thought it would all be mobile phones today considering Mobile World Congress has started in Barcelona, but Nikon has bucked the trend with an announcement of its own. It will be launching the Nikon D7200 DX-format DSLR camera on 19 March... >>

Microsoft sticks with mid-range with Lumia 640 and 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft sticks with mid-range with Lumia 640 and 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL

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Microsoft has officially unveiled its Lumia 640 handset much rumoured prior to its Mobile World Congress press event. It is a 5-inch device with a HD display and Gorilla Glass 3, so isn't going to rock the boat when it comes to the higher echelon of Windows... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge finally revealed and available from 10 April

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge finally revealed and available from 10 April

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Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge Android phones at its Unpacked event in Barcelona the night before Mobile World Congress starts for real. After months of speculation, both variants of Samsung's flagship smartphone... >>

LG Spirit 4G to be a Three exclusive in the UK until June

LG Spirit 4G to be a Three exclusive in the UK until June

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Alongside the G Watch Urbane and Magna smartphone, LG unveiled a reasonably priced 4G handset during its Mobile World Congress press preview; the LG Spirit 4G. And Three will be carrying the device exclusively in the UK for the first few months after... >>

Microsoft's MWC handsets will be the 640 and 640 XL

Microsoft's MWC handsets will be the 640 and 640 XL

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Microsoft is due to unveil a couple of handsets during its Mobile World Congress press event tomorrow, Monday 2 March. However, the company has already mistakenly spilled the beans on what to expect. It accidentally posted an article on its online "news... >>

Acer improves the Liquid Jade with brighter, faster Liquid Jade Z

Acer improves the Liquid Jade with brighter, faster Liquid Jade Z

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Although it's not been long since the last Liquid Jade smartphone was released - Pocket-lint tested one back in November - the company has announced an upgrade, the Acer Liquid Jade Z. The new Android LTE handset has a 5-inch HD IPS display, much like... >>

Acer Liquid M220: Company's first Windows Phone handset embraces a budget mentality

Acer Liquid M220: Company's first Windows Phone handset embraces a budget mentality

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As part of a slew of Acer announcements during its pre-Mobile World Congress press event, the company has unveiled its first ever Windows Phone 8.1 handset, the Liquid M220. However, it's unlikely to compete too much with Microsoft's more popular Lumia... >>