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Xbox boss Phil Spencer explains why your fave Xbox 360 game is not backwards compatible... yet

Xbox boss Phil Spencer explains why your fave Xbox 360 game is not backwards compatible... yet

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When the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, announced that the Xbox One would be getting backwards compatibility last year, there wasn't a single current gen console gamer left unimpressed. Xbox One owners were naturally cock-a-hoop at the prospect, while PS4... >>

Xbox One March update: Amazing new features explained

Xbox One March update: Amazing new features explained

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As is tradition, your Xbox One will soon get an update that brings a flood of new features to the console and Pocket-lint was walked through the major changes at the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco recently. One of the highlights is the way backwards... >>

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition in 4K preview: Windows 10 PC version best yet

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition in 4K preview: Windows 10 PC version best yet

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One of the highlights of the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco last week was perhaps unexpectedly so. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has just been released for Windows 10 PCs, and while that's nice, that's not the main reason it stood out for us.... >>

What is Sky Q Fluid Viewing and how do I get it?

What is Sky Q Fluid Viewing and how do I get it?

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Now that Sky is heavily advertising its new TV system, Sky Q, we've had many questions about what it offers. There are lots of components to the Sky Q system, with a main box - either Sky Q Silver or Sky Q box - and separate Sky Q Mini boxes for other... >>

HTC Vive UK pricing revealed and you're not going to like it

HTC Vive UK pricing revealed and you're not going to like it

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HTC has revealed the official UK release date and pricing for its HTC Vive virtual reality system and we have to admit that it provoked a sharp intake of breath. During Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, the company announced that the entire... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Spectre, Vikings...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Spectre, Vikings...

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The weekend is upon us again and although we've been extremely busy in Barcelona, seeing the latest phones and smart devices debut at Mobile World Congress, that hasn't stopped us trawling through the TV shows and movies available on catch-up and on demand... >>

Forget MWC, first official HTC One M10 teaser is in

Forget MWC, first official HTC One M10 teaser is in

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HTC has released the first teaser for its forthcoming new flagship Android phone, which is now more than ever though to be the HTC One M10. What looks like a bezelled edge of the new phone - which matches some of the leaks we've seen over the last week... >>

Best wearables of MWC 2016: VR, smartwatches, cameras and more

Best wearables of MWC 2016: VR, smartwatches, cameras and more

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Unlike other years, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has been strangely light on wearable technology this year. There were floods of smartwatches and fitness trackers on the show floor in 2014 and 2015, but relatively few this time around. That doesn't... >>

Ricoh embraces 4K Ultra HD recording with WG-M2 action cam

Ricoh embraces 4K Ultra HD recording with WG-M2 action cam

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Ricoh has finally followed up its rugged action camera with a new model that ups the ante in video recording. Perhaps the last one-and-a-half years wait has been worthwhile, as the Ricoh WG-M2 has 4K video recording. The camera is ultra-rugged and waterproof... >>

Planet Earth II is coming to the BBC and it will be in 4K

Planet Earth II is coming to the BBC and it will be in 4K

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The BBC has announced that it is currently filming a sequel to its most successful nature documentary series, Planet Earth. Due to air later this year, the cunningly titled Planet Earth II will once again be narrated by Sir David Attenborough, but this... >>

You can go on a VR journey with Sir David Attenborough and a giant dinosaur here

You can go on a VR journey with Sir David Attenborough and a giant dinosaur here

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The BBC has made a special 360-degree short film featuring Sir David Attenborough and a titanosaur which you can watch through a VR headset, such as a Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard or equivalent. And it gives you the opportunity to understand the... >>

Best smartphones of MWC 2016: Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC and more

Best smartphones of MWC 2016: Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC and more

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Mobile World Congress in Barcelona might not be of interest to Apple fans, considering the Cupertino company never exhibits there, but the latest and greatest smartphones from just about every other major manufacturer can be found on the show floor. And... >>

HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's

HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's

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HTC has revealed the recommended PC specifications for its virtual reality headset, and while it requires a fairly beefy computer - much like Oculus' rival device - there are one or two concessions that might make it a more accessible option. The HTC... >>

Sony Xperia Ear could make Bluetooth earpieces cool again

Sony Xperia Ear could make Bluetooth earpieces cool again

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Sony has announced a return for a gadget we thought had mostly phased out a while back; a Bluetooth earpiece. However, it comes with a twist. The Sony Xperia Ear is a next-generation wireless earpiece that does far more than enable you to make and take... >>

Can the transforming HP Elite X3 smartphone replace your desktop and laptop PCs?

Can the transforming HP Elite X3 smartphone replace your desktop and laptop PCs?

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We've seen devices of this ilk before, not least in the form of the Motorola Atrix 4G released a staggering five years ago, but HP believes it has overcome the barriers that have previously prevented all-in-one smartphone solutions from replacing all... >>

Samsung Gear 360 camera preview: Gear VR-friendly virtual reality video recorder

Samsung Gear 360 camera preview: Gear VR-friendly virtual reality video recorder

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Samsung has a device that is capable of playing VR and 360-degree videos, and a headset capable of personalising the experience. All it needed was a camera to shoot the immersive clips and the entire ecosystem would be complete. That’s where the Samsung... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 lead MWC line-up, but Gear 360 camera looks the weirdest

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 lead MWC line-up, but Gear 360 camera looks the weirdest

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Samsung has used its Samsung Unpacked press conference on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2016 to launch the two smartphones many were expecting and a virtual reality camera that might have taken some by surprise. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge launch livestream: Watch the Samsung Unpacked MWC event right here

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge launch livestream: Watch the Samsung Unpacked MWC event right here

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Today Samsung is to announce its "next Galaxy". We can confirm that the "next Galaxy" is actually two variants of the SGS7: the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, and a new Gear 360 camera.  Both phones are being launched during the Samsung... >>

LG G5 MWC 2016 launch livestream, watch it right here

LG G5 MWC 2016 launch livestream, watch it right here

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At 2pm CET (1pm GMT) today LG will be kicking off a busy afternoon and evening of major press conferences on the eve of Mobile World Congress starting in Barcelona. And we'll be seeing its latest flagship phone, the LG G5, unveiled as the star of the... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Better Call Saul, Walking Dead...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Better Call Saul, Walking Dead...

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We might be experiencing the winter chills still, but there's a real spring in our step this week because two of our favourite TV series have returned to our screens. And what's more, they are available on catch-up and on demand channels and apps right... >>

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now

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We've often been fond of proposed Lego sets that appear on Lego Ideas, but one of the latest has particularly piqued our interest. Lego Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) is an online place where budding builders put forward their potential toy sets and hope to... >>

If you buy one gaming handheld this year make it the ZX Spectrum Vega Plus

If you buy one gaming handheld this year make it the ZX Spectrum Vega Plus

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Retro Computers, the company behind the ZX Spectrum Vega TV console released last year, is hoping to go one better with its next recreation of Sir Clive Sinclair's much-loved computer. It is planning to release a handheld, PS Vita style device that gives... >>

Pre-registration for Nintendo's first mobile app opens for business, grab your Miitomo username now

Pre-registration for Nintendo's first mobile app opens for business, grab your Miitomo username now

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Nintendo revealed recently that its first app for iPhone and Android devices will be coming in March and that, rather than a game, it is a fun and friendly communications application. Miitomo enables users to interact with each other through their Nintendo... >>

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S7, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S7, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures

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This coming Sunday, 21 February, Samsung will unveil its two latest flagship smartphones; the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. They will be announced on stage at a Samsung Unpacked event the night before Mobile World Congress starts in Barcelona and the... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 official features and pics revealed ahead of MWC launch

Samsung Galaxy S7 official features and pics revealed ahead of MWC launch

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Samsung has created a dedicated web page for the Samsung Galaxy S7 that reveals a few key features about its next flagship device. The "Galaxy Launch Pack" lists four significant aspects of the new phone, focusing on security, design, ease-of-use and... >>