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Amazon Prime Day will offer 1,000s of Black Friday style deals on 12 July

Amazon Prime Day will offer 1,000s of Black Friday style deals on 12 July

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Amazon is to hold is second annual Amazon Prime Day on Tuesday 12 July, where it will discount more than 100,000 products in a Black Friday style sell-off.All deals will be offered to Prime members exclusively and they will be available globally.That... >>

BlackBerry Hamburg could be called BlackBerry Neon, first press picture leaks

BlackBerry Hamburg could be called BlackBerry Neon, first press picture leaks

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It has been common knowledge that BlackBerry will release two mid-range Android phones this year, most often called by their codenames, Hamburg and Rome. But a new report claims that the former of the two will actually be called the BlackBerry Neon. And... >>

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 earphones show that wireless and class can go together

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 earphones show that wireless and class can go together

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B&O Play, the offshoot brand from Bang & Olufsen, is continuing its release of wireless headphones with the Beoplay H5, the company's first in-ears to cut the cord.The earphones are tethered by a single cable, that keeps them together, but Bluetooth 4.2... >>

Cozmo is the tiny robot with the big brain, from the team behind Anki Overdrive

Cozmo is the tiny robot with the big brain, from the team behind Anki Overdrive

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US toy start-up Anki has had great success with its artificially intelligent, app-controlled driving games over the last couple of years, but it is finally ready to expand its line-up with a departure from its Drive and Overdrive racing systems. Cozmo... >>

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

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Twitter has recently announced a whole raft of tweaks and changes that are coming to the platform soon, but the first to arrive will be #Stickers, the fun photo-changing feature that was trialled with a select few accounts a few months ago. Twitter Stickers... >>

It looks like BlackBerry Hamburg won't even be made by BlackBerry anymore

It looks like BlackBerry Hamburg won't even be made by BlackBerry anymore

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BlackBerry has previously and publicly pulled out of making devices around its own operating system, opting for layering its own security software onto Android going forward. Now though it looks like it won't even make its own phones by heading down the... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Glastonbury 2016, Celebrity Masterchef and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Glastonbury 2016, Celebrity Masterchef and more

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We know the feeling. You're bored with live TV and want something to watch immediately that isn't a soap or the news. These days though, you are spoiled for choice, especially if you have Freeview Play on your TV or set-top-box. Televisions, set-top-boxes... >>

Netflix finally considering downloads for offline viewing

Netflix finally considering downloads for offline viewing

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A couple of years ago, Netflix told Pocket-lint that offline viewing was very unlikely to ever happen. Licensing of shows and movies was one reason given.Since then, its major rival Amazon Instant Video added offline viewing for some of its content, for... >>

Glastonbury 2016 to be filmed in VR by EE, festival fun in 360-degrees

Glastonbury 2016 to be filmed in VR by EE, festival fun in 360-degrees

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EE has been the technology partner of the Glastonbury Festival for many a year and each time comes up with a new way to integrate its tech into the everyday goings on at Worthy Farm.This year virtual reality is on the rise, so it makes sense that EE has... >>

Fallout: New Vegas comes to Xbox One backwards compatibility, you can finish it at last

Fallout: New Vegas comes to Xbox One backwards compatibility, you can finish it at last

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Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360 version of Fallout: New Vegas is now compatible with Xbox One. It was one of the most requested games not yet on the list, not least by is, but now you can play the game from a disc you already own, or bought... >>

Nissan drone can go 115mph, watch it race the 2017 Nissan GT-R

Nissan drone can go 115mph, watch it race the 2017 Nissan GT-R

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As part of the launch of the new, 2017 model of the Nissan GT-R, the Japanese car manufacturer built one of the world's fastest accelerating first-person view drones.The Nissan GT-R Drone is capable of a top speed of 115mph (185kph) and can accelerate... >>

Virtual reality needs a defining game, says Batman: Arkham VR publisher

Virtual reality needs a defining game, says Batman: Arkham VR publisher

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Batman: Arkham VR came as something of a shock during E3 2016. Not only because it was one of the few things that hadn't been leaked widely before the show started, but that it awarded the "best game" crown by many visitors.You can read our thoughts... >>

Dredd TV show for Netflix, Amazon or HBO: "Exciting stuff happening in the background"

Dredd TV show for Netflix, Amazon or HBO: "Exciting stuff happening in the background"

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Ever since Dredd 3D graced our cinema screens in 2012 there have been calls for a sequel. A petition was even created by 2000ad and its owner Rebellion to bring the rebooted movie version of Judge Dredd back for another outing.In more recent times, it... >>

Bang & Olufsen embraces Google Cast, you can now Cast music to your B&O systems

Bang & Olufsen embraces Google Cast, you can now Cast music to your B&O systems

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Over the years, high-end audio brand Bang & Olufsen has been making strides to standardise its systems, with many of them now able to stream music through Apple Airplay, DLNA, Bluetooth and its own Beolink Multiroom technology.Now you can add Google Cast... >>

Best Xbox One games at E3 2016: Gears 4, Forza Horizon 3, ReCore, Sea of Thieves and more

Best Xbox One games at E3 2016: Gears 4, Forza Horizon 3, ReCore, Sea of Thieves and more

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E3 2016 shut its doors last week but not before we got our fill of every game on display. The show presented a huge playground for the great and good titles that will be coming out anytime between now and the end of 2017, and the vast majority of them... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Eurotrash, The Living and The Dead and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Eurotrash, The Living and The Dead and more

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If you have access to a device that features Freeview Play, be it a supported TV or set-top-box, you can simply catch up with shows you've missed by scrolling backwards through the electronic programme guide. That takes away the fuss of having to come... >>

Batman: Arkham VR preview: Find out why the PS VR game was best of E3 2016

Batman: Arkham VR preview: Find out why the PS VR game was best of E3 2016

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We’ll come out with a bold claim right from the off, not only was Batman: Arkham VR the last game we saw at this year’s E3 before its doors were shut, it was also the best. Of the whole show.That’s a personal opinion, of course, and it doesn’t... >>

The gadgets and costumes of Suicide Squad in pictures: Harley Quinn, The Joker and more

The gadgets and costumes of Suicide Squad in pictures: Harley Quinn, The Joker and more

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After a busy E3 in Los Angeles, we were invited to end the week with a trip to Warner Bros Studios in Burbank to undertake a tour of the lot and get up and close to a whole host of props and costumes. We saw plenty of items from past and present, including... >>

Best HTC Vive games: Incredible SteamVR experiences to play right now

Best HTC Vive games: Incredible SteamVR experiences to play right now

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We've been playing with the full consumer version of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset for the best part of a week and will soon be posting our extensive review. However, before we do we wanted to share our thoughts on some of the games and experiences... >>

Best shooters and action games of E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Gears 4, COD: Infinite Warfare and more

Best shooters and action games of E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Gears 4, COD: Infinite Warfare and more

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One of the best-served genres in gaming each year is the good, old fashioned shoot-em-up. From first-person to sideways-scrolling shooters to more esoteric blast-a-thons, there's always plenty to choose from, and plenty are launched or shown at E3.Additionally,... >>

Xbox One Gears of War 4 Elite Controller: The best gamepad just got even better

Xbox One Gears of War 4 Elite Controller: The best gamepad just got even better

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We've always loved the Xbox One Elite Controller and its mad, pricey ways, but during its E3 2016 media briefing Microsoft announced a new version that we want so much more. Battle-scarred and sexy, the Xbox Elite Controller - Gears of War 4 Limited Edition... >>

E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

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Each June, the games industry travels en masse to Los Angeles for E3, the western world's biggest videogames conference, in order to show and see the hottest gaming titles around.The event is now well underway, with all the press conferences done and... >>

Xbox Design Lab in pictures: Some of the crazy Xbox One controllers you can create

Xbox Design Lab in pictures: Some of the crazy Xbox One controllers you can create

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During its E3 2016 media briefing, Microsoft announced that it will soon be offering customisable Xbox One controllers to its fan base. Xbox One owners will be able to order a unique controller, designed by themselves and coloured in millions of combinations.... >>

Sony PlayStation VR headset release date revealed with 50 launch games

Sony PlayStation VR headset release date revealed with 50 launch games

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At the E3 2016 Sony press conference the company has revealed the exact release date for its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset. It's also announced that 50 games will be available at launch.The headset will be available in time for the holiday... >>

Xbox E3 2016 highlights: What was launched, Project Scorpio, Xbox One S and much more

Xbox E3 2016 highlights: What was launched, Project Scorpio, Xbox One S and much more

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As usual, Microsoft hosted its annual media briefing in Los Angeles prior to the start of E3 next week. It is traditionally the first of the big two companies to host its press conference on the Monday before the show opens, requiring the world's games... >>