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Sky Q major software update rolling out: Here's what your Sky Q box can do now

Sky Q major software update rolling out: Here's what your Sky Q box can do now

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Sky started to install its new Sky Q service and kit in customers homes at the end of March and, by all accounts, it has gone down very well indeed.However, all things can be improved over time, especially technology and entertainment equipment and Sky... >>

Sky Kids app now has offline viewing to help with school holidays travelling

Sky Kids app now has offline viewing to help with school holidays travelling

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Sky Kids for Android and iOS now offers offline viewing. You can download the shows and films available on the application to keep children entertained over school holiday trips and beyond.Customers with either a Sky Go Extra, Sky Multiscreen or Sky Q... >>

Best games coming in 2016: All the latest PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC and PS VR trailers

Best games coming in 2016: All the latest PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC and PS VR trailers

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With E3 2016 now over, having displayed some of the biggest titles of the year, and game release schedules ramping up as we enter the second half of 2016, it's a great time to be a gamer.Whether you have a gaming PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo... >>

Sky Q features coming to Sky+, here's what to expect in Homepage refresh

Sky Q features coming to Sky+, here's what to expect in Homepage refresh

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Sky isn't just concentrating on Sky Q these days, after all the vast majority of its customers have Sky+HD boxes. Sky Q might be getting 4K soon, but Sky+ customers will also benefit from a user interface refresh that'll add several features to tie their... >>

Samsung Odyssey is company's rival to Oculus Rift

Samsung Odyssey is company's rival to Oculus Rift

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It has been thought for a while that, as well as refresh its Gear VR headset with a new USB-C model, Samsung is working on a standalone device to rival Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.Now more details on it have emerged, including a name: Samsung... >>

What is BBC+ and why should you download it for iPhone or Android?

What is BBC+ and why should you download it for iPhone or Android?

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The BBC generates an enormous amount of content each day: TV shows, news, radio programming and the thousands of pages of new material added to bbc.co.uk on a constant basis. However, with so much on offer, how on Earth do you find stuff that's interesting... >>

Google scrapped plans for own Oculus Rift VR headset

Google scrapped plans for own Oculus Rift VR headset

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Google reportedly had plans to take on Oculus, HTC and PlayStation with its own high-end virtual reality headset. However, it was scrapped with the company said to prefer to continue down the mobile VR route instead.Recode claims that Google is streamlining... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Pokemon, The Rack Pack and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Pokemon, The Rack Pack and more

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There's something for everyone in our round-up of TV shows from the last week to catch-up on. Comedy dramas, a top sporting event a sitcom and hard hitting documentary are included. And yes, there's Pokemon too, for all you Pokemon Go players who are... >>

How not to play Pokemon Go: The worst, dumbest and funniest places people have found Pokemon

How not to play Pokemon Go: The worst, dumbest and funniest places people have found Pokemon

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There's no doubt that gaming app Pokemon Go has captured a world's imagination. And it's only recently been made available in other countries outside the US, Australia and New Zealand.Reports suggest that five per cent of Android phone users in the US... >>

This is the 2TB Xbox One S to pre-order right now: Gears of War 4 Limited Edition

This is the 2TB Xbox One S to pre-order right now: Gears of War 4 Limited Edition

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No matter how sexy we thought the new Xbox One S was when we saw it at E3 2016 in Los Angeles we've just seen a model even more drop-dead gorgeous.Yes, it costs more, but the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition is the bees knees. Not only does it... >>

Hisense M7000 ULED TV gives you 55-inches, 4K UHD and HDR for just £799

Hisense M7000 ULED TV gives you 55-inches, 4K UHD and HDR for just £799

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Hisense continues down its path of offering the highest TV spec on a budget. The Hisense M7000 55-incher has 4K HDR tech for just £799.There's also a 65-inch model for just £1,199.The range uses what Hisense calls ULED technology. That's the name it... >>

Watch The Open for free with Now TV

Watch The Open for free with Now TV

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You can watch the first day of The Open golf championship for free today, 14 July, thanks to Now TV.The major golf event is being shown exclusively by Sky Sports and if you don't have Sky you might miss out. However, Now TV is giving everyone a free Sky... >>

How many Pokemon are there in Pokemon Go? 151 and here they all are

How many Pokemon are there in Pokemon Go? 151 and here they all are

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Pokemon Go has been a global hit. The augmented reality game is available for iOS and Android in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and now the UK too, so you can head out onto the streets to find and catch Pokemon.However, how do you know which... >>

Can't get Pokemon Go in your country yet? Here's how to download it now

Can't get Pokemon Go in your country yet? Here's how to download it now

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Now that Pokemon Go has been officially released, there are reports of virtual Pokemon being captured around the globe. Some are even coming from countries where the augmented reality game is yet to be released. Do you wonder how?For Android phone users... >>

Sky Q 4K Ultra HD confirmed for 13 August and it's free

Sky Q 4K Ultra HD confirmed for 13 August and it's free

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Sky is finally ready to unleash its 4K Ultra HD services, as teased during the launch of Sky Q in November last year.The Sky Q service and boxes were made available to consumers in March, but Ultra HD content was always set to follow in the "summer".... >>

What can I watch in 4K Ultra HD on Sky Q?

What can I watch in 4K Ultra HD on Sky Q?

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Sky Q goes live on 13 August, to coincide with the start of the new Premier League football season. However, rather than launch as a couple of new channels, as previously expected, there will be content available from day one in different forms.There... >>

Carphone Warehouse Goji VR headset is much cheaper than Gear VR, iPhone compatible too

Carphone Warehouse Goji VR headset is much cheaper than Gear VR, iPhone compatible too

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Carphone Warehouse is ranging its own universal virtual reality headset to give mobile phone owners interested in the Gear VR a budget option.The Goji Universal VR Headset costs £39.99 and as well as Android, it can be used with iPhones. That includes... >>

Pokemon sale gives Pokemon Go fans the chance to play the originals for less

Pokemon sale gives Pokemon Go fans the chance to play the originals for less

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The world has gone Pokemon mad thanks to Pokemon Go, the augmented reality mobile game that has taken off so spectacularly it is on more Android phones in the States than Tinder.Nintendo, part owner of The Pokemon Company, has seen its market value soar... >>

No more Oculus Rift delays, pre-orders shipped and you can buy one now

No more Oculus Rift delays, pre-orders shipped and you can buy one now

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Almost four months after its consumer launch, the Oculus Rift is now available to buy without having to wait for ages.Oculus has finally fulfilled the last pre-orders and newly ordered headsets will be packed up and shipped to customers within two to... >>

Forget Note 7, first Snapdragon 821 phone will be Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe

Forget Note 7, first Snapdragon 821 phone will be Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe

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Asus has announced a new version of the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe that will be the first phone shipped with the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.Qualcomm announced its new chipset yesterday, 11 July, which uses a similar Kryo quad-core... >>

Grand Theft Auto 5 Redux mod shows how incredible and lifelike GTA 6 could be

Grand Theft Auto 5 Redux mod shows how incredible and lifelike GTA 6 could be

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With all the talk of Pokemon Go and Red Dead Redemption dominating gaming news it's nice to find something unrelated. What's more, no matter how popular and excellent the mobile and backwards compatible games are respectively, neither could touch GTA... >>

EE pay monthly customers now get BT Sport channels for free

EE pay monthly customers now get BT Sport channels for free

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It's been a while since the BT Group acquired mobile network EE and now we're seeing the fruit of that alliance. All EE pay monthly customers, new and existing, will be able to access BT's sports channels for free for six months.Access is through the... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Life Stripped Bare, T in the Park and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Life Stripped Bare, T in the Park and more

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Considering what was on last week, including a Super Sunday of tennis, footy and F1, with the British Grand Prix, Wimbledon and Euro 2016 finals, we decided to completely ignore it all and give you some prime alternatives in our weekly catch-up TV round-up.All... >>

Red Dead Redemption comes to Xbox One but Undead Nightmare will cost you more

Red Dead Redemption comes to Xbox One but Undead Nightmare will cost you more

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After many months of requests, Red Dead Redemption is finally available for Xbox One, as part of the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility service.You can play your existing digital or disc version of Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox One through Microsoft's... >>

Cambridge Audio SE1 earphones give you Beryllium drivers for under £100, profits go to charity

Cambridge Audio SE1 earphones give you Beryllium drivers for under £100, profits go to charity

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Cambridge Audio is soon to unleash earphones with Beryllium drivers for under £100. That sort of technology often costs north of £150.What's more, all profits from sales of the Cambridge Audio SE1 headphones will be given to a youth music charity.We... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition official, not likely to come to UK though

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition official, not likely to come to UK though

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As a partner of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Samsung is producing a special edition version of its Galaxy S7 edge smartphone.Previously leaked, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition has the Olympic Rings on the rear and the colour scheme... >>

Sky Broadband Shield porn filter switched on by default, here's what it does and how to turn it off

Sky Broadband Shield porn filter switched on by default, here's what it does and how to turn it off

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After successful trials of a "default on" approach with its Sky Broadband Shield service for some customers last year, the company has made the bold step of switching on porn and adult content filters for every customer by default.New customers who register... >>

Now TV Smart Box: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Now TV Smart Box: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Sky has now set into motion a new stage for Now TV, its internet streaming service that has grown massively over the last couple of years.Not only has it introduced a new package and way to get Now TV, with the Now TV Combo that includes broadband and... >>

Now TV Smart Box and Now TV Combo bundle available, erm, now

Now TV Smart Box and Now TV Combo bundle available, erm, now

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Sky announced its next Now TV box at an event in London just over a week ago and has revealed that you can nab one from today, Thursday 7 July.It is also the Now TV Combo from today too, which lumps a streaming service pass, unlimited broadband, and... >>

Lego Dimensions Wave 6 in pictures: Gremlins, Harry Potter, Adventure Time and more

Lego Dimensions Wave 6 in pictures: Gremlins, Harry Potter, Adventure Time and more

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From 27 September, Lego Dimensions will gain a new wave of characters and missions. Like before, they are based on movie and TV show licences, but all-new ones that haven't featured before.The are new Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs, plus a new... >>

How to make the B&W Zeppelin Wireless even more sexy, produce it in white

How to make the B&W Zeppelin Wireless even more sexy, produce it in white

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When the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless arrived at the tail end of last year it blew us away. It was (and still is) a glorious refresh of the speaker that defined the high-end iPod dock category and there are few rivals that can match its audio... >>

Samsung Gear VR 2 tipped for Galaxy Note 7 launch

Samsung Gear VR 2 tipped for Galaxy Note 7 launch

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It is widely believed that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at the beginning of next month, with 2 August the date commonly mentioned. It is now also tipped to launch another device at the same event: the Samsung Gear VR 2.A second generation... >>

You could have your next curry delivered by a robot

You could have your next curry delivered by a robot

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If you're walking around London during the rest of the summer you might see a small, autonomous robot whizz past, laden with food stuff as it goes about its deliveries. You might even have a take-away delivered to your door by one.Starship Technologies... >>

Nintendo NX patent shows handheld console after all

Nintendo NX patent shows handheld console after all

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When rumours of the Nintendo NX started to fly last year one that commonly did the rounds was that the new console would come in two elements. It was said that there will be a desktop part, a dock perhaps, and a handheld that could be taken out and about... >>

OnePlus 3 OxygenOS 3.2.0 update pulled after causing upgrade issues

OnePlus 3 OxygenOS 3.2.0 update pulled after causing upgrade issues

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OnePlus has announced that it is pulling the latest software update for OnePlus 3 as some users reported issues while upgrading.OnePlus OxygenOS 3.2.0 was being rolled out to all OnePlus 3 phones over a 48 hour period, which started on Monday, 4 July.... >>

Xbox summer sale 2016: What are the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 bargains?

Xbox summer sale 2016: What are the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 bargains?

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Microsoft has launched its annual Xbox summer sale, the Ultimate Game Sale, for 2016 and there are more than 170 digital items and games on offer with up to 75 per cent off.Xbox Live Gold members get better bargains, but even if you don't subscribe to... >>

Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless headphones take on Bose QC 35 with noise cancellation and 30hrs battery

Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless headphones take on Bose QC 35 with noise cancellation and 30hrs battery

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Bose recently updated its QuietComfort range of ANC headphones for discerning travellers by introducing a wireless model, the Bose QC 35. Now it's Sennheiser's turn, as it takes on the US firm head(phones) to head(phones) with the PXC 550.Coming soon... >>

This is the Samsung Smart Glow ring you could see on Galaxy S8

This is the Samsung Smart Glow ring you could see on Galaxy S8

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Press images of the Samsung Galaxy J2 have leaked ahead of a launch later this week. That might not be of much interest to you, considering the phone is really for emerging markets and unlikely to make it onto these shores, but it's what the images reveal... >>

Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator now available to pre-order

Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator now available to pre-order

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The company behind remote controls shaped like Harry Potter's wand, The Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver and a Star Trek Phaser has again turned its attention to the latter, but this time for an extension to your mobile phone rather than a TV controller.The... >>

46 amazing and cringeworthy selfies: From the dangerous to the downright gross

46 amazing and cringeworthy selfies: From the dangerous to the downright gross

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The selfie phenomenon is unrelenting, you can't open a browser without someone's self-taken mugshot gurning down on you.That said, we'd be lying if we didn't dot our own social media accounts with a surreptitiously taken smartphone snap taken at arm's... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Wimbledon, Formula E and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Wimbledon, Formula E and more

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It has been a real summer of sport and that is reflected in our weekly round-up of TV shows from the last seven days you should catch-up on.If you scroll backwards through a Freeview Play electronic programme guide, you can click on any of the following... >>

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye

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BMW has partnered with tech firms Intel and Mobileye with the hope that it will be able to put a whole fleet of fully autonomous cars into production by 2021.The BMW iNext car, shown in its concept form in May, will be the basis of the self-driving range... >>

deadmau5 to star in own VR game with special edition Google Cardboard

deadmau5 to star in own VR game with special edition Google Cardboard

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DJ and dance music artist deadmau5 is starring in his own virtual reality game out at the end of July. What's more, you can order a limited and special edition version of Google Cardboard to use while playing it.He has partnered with vodka company Absolut... >>

Xiaomi Mi Notebook is actually real and, yes, it looks like a MacBook

Xiaomi Mi Notebook is actually real and, yes, it looks like a MacBook

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Xiaomi, the Chinese company that has ex-Google executive Hugo Barra on its board, is finally ready to release its elusive Mi Notebook onto the market.It has been long-rumoured, with the most recent speculation suggesting it would appear earlier this year.... >>

Tesla Autopilot death under investigation

Tesla Autopilot death under investigation

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Tesla's Autopilot mode is under investigation by US regulators after causing a fatal crash in the States on 7 May.A Tesla Model S driver hit the trailer of an 18-wheeler truck in Florida, which resulted in his death. It is claimed that he might not have... >>

Amazon Fresh now available in extra areas, get your groceries same day

Amazon Fresh now available in extra areas, get your groceries same day

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Amazon launched Amazon Fresh, its online groceries shopping service, in London at the beginning of June. However, only Amazon Prime members within the initial 69 central and east London postcodes could order fresh food and supplies.That has now expanded... >>

Oneadaptr Twist+ World Charging Station: One-stop global charger for MacBook, iPad, iPhone and more

Oneadaptr Twist+ World Charging Station: One-stop global charger for MacBook, iPad, iPhone and more

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When we visited E3 in Los Angeles recently we probably had the most amount of gadgets in our bag than we'd ever taken to a trip before.These included a new MacBook, an iPhone, iPad, USB camera battery charger for our Canon 5D Mk III, Nintendo 3DS and... >>

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... >>