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Sky Store Buy & Keep now rolling out to everyone: Buy a digital movie get a DVD free

Sky Store Buy & Keep now rolling out to everyone: Buy a digital movie get a DVD free

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Sky has expanded its Buy & Keep service to all Sky Store customers in the UK and Ireland, not just Sky+HD subscribers. Last year, Sky launched the incentive for its own TV subscribers, offering a free DVD sent through the post with every participating... >>

Nokia buys Alcatel for £11.2 billion, but not to get back into the smartphone game

Nokia buys Alcatel for £11.2 billion, but not to get back into the smartphone game

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Nokia has officially confirmed that it is to buy Alcatel-Lucent for a total of around 15.6 billion euros (£11.2 billion). It calls the move a merger but also states that the business will operate under the Nokia brand in future. As part of the deal,... >>

Dyson AM09: The all-weather bladeless fan gets a tidy update (hands-on)

Dyson AM09: The all-weather bladeless fan gets a tidy update (hands-on)

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Dyson has updated its bladeless Hot + Cool fan technology to devise a new model that not only blows warm or cold air into a room as the AM05 we saw in 2013, but also has two ways it can stream the air so it can be focused either at an individual or spread... >>

Apple's WWDC 2015 to start on 8 June, iOS 9 anybody?

Apple's WWDC 2015 to start on 8 June, iOS 9 anybody?

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Apple has announced that it will be hosting its annual Worldwide Developers Conference from 8 June at the traditional location of the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The Cupertino company unveiled iOS 8 at last year's event so it's a safe bet that it... >>

If you want to play Grand Theft Auto 5 in 4K you’ll need one of these

If you want to play Grand Theft Auto 5 in 4K you’ll need one of these

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When Rockstar released images of Grand Theft Auto 5 running in 4K our mouths hit the floor; partly because the shots looked so good and partly because there's no way our current PC setup could handle it. That's not because our Nvidia GTX 780 Ti graphics... >>

Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 compacts debut with 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens

Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 compacts debut with 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens

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Sony has unveiled a trio of compact cameras that utilise proprietary Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lenses with 30 times optical zoom. The Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 cameras will all be available from early summer and offer 18.2-megapixel Exmore... >>

HeroCast for GoPro could change the way we watch extreme sports in HD forever

HeroCast for GoPro could change the way we watch extreme sports in HD forever

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Vislink and GoPro have joined forces to bring live wireless HD video transmission to the GoPro Hero3+Black and Hero4 cameras for the first time. The HeroCast is a miniature transmitter that enables GoPro camera users to stream action footage as it happens.... >>

5 top gadgets that are heavier than Adidas’ Adizero 99g football boots, you won’t believe number 5

5 top gadgets that are heavier than Adidas’ Adizero 99g football boots, you won’t believe number 5

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A couple years ago Pocket-lint got to check out Adidas' prototype football boot, its Adizero 99g which weighed, you guessed it, 99 grams. Now the company is ready to release a pair as part of its "Limited Edition" footwear range. They will only be... >>

The Simpsons DVDs canned, digital downloads only from here on in

The Simpsons DVDs canned, digital downloads only from here on in

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Fans of The Simpsons who have been dedicated enough to collect each series on DVD will have holes in their collection, it has been revealed, as Fox will no longer be releasing home DVD versions of the latest series. It will concentrate on offering the... >>

Xbox One now under £300 in the UK, get it with Halo: The Master Chief Collection free if you're quick

Xbox One now under £300 in the UK, get it with Halo: The Master Chief Collection free if you're quick

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Microsoft has slashed the price of the Xbox One to less than £300, at least for the time being. Some retailers already sell it at that price, or even less, of course, but this is an official price drop. It also includes the Halo: The Master Chief Collection... >>

This Apple Watch is worth £1,200 more than the new one

This Apple Watch is worth £1,200 more than the new one

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The Apple Watch has garnered a lot of attention since its unveiling last year, with hype magnifying significantly since Apple opened its pre-order process for the new device on Friday 10 April. Even new areas in Apple Stores and concessions in major... >>

4 reasons why you shouldn't download Game of Thrones season 5 leaked episodes 1-4 illegally

4 reasons why you shouldn't download Game of Thrones season 5 leaked episodes 1-4 illegally

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Game of Thrones is back, with season 5 having started on HBO in the US yesterday, 12 April, and simulcast in many other countries in the world. The first episode will also be shown on Sky Atlantic this evening for many UK fans to see it for the first... >>

Olympus Tough TG-4 is a compact for the more adventurous snapper who wants to shoot in RAW

Olympus Tough TG-4 is a compact for the more adventurous snapper who wants to shoot in RAW

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Olympus has introduced a rugged flagship compact camera in its Stylus series and as well as being shockproof to a height of 2.1-metres, it can also be used underwater up to a depth of 15-metres without a housing. The Tough TG-4 is also crush proof to... >>

Don't have Sky? Here's how to watch Game of Thrones season 5 legally

Don't have Sky? Here's how to watch Game of Thrones season 5 legally

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The Wars to Come is the sensational first episode of Game of Thrones season 5 and it will be screened tonight on Sky Atlantic at 9pm. It debuted in the US on HBO yesterday (also simulcast on multiple TV stations around the world) but UK fans will be... >>

If you're looking to get an Apple Watch this could be the best place to go

If you're looking to get an Apple Watch this could be the best place to go

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Pre-orders for the Apple Watch opened on 10 April and within minutes Apple's online stores were already having to shift shipping dates. Many customers will now not be able to get a device on launch day. You can however try one on and get advice on which... >>

6 reasons why not to buy the Star Wars Digital HD collection

6 reasons why not to buy the Star Wars Digital HD collection

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Alongside pre-orders for the Apple Watch and the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge phones, the Star Wars Digital HD collection went on sale today, marking the first time that the trilogies have been available in a purely digital format (bar illegally). Digital... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge: What are the best deals?

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge: What are the best deals?

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Samsung lifted the lid off its two new flagship Android smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2015, with standard and curved display variants. The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be the slightly cheaper of the two, with a flat, conventional style 5.1-inch screen,... >>

Apple Watch pre-orders open and first wave sold out already, just as well Katy Perry got hers early

Apple Watch pre-orders open and first wave sold out already, just as well Katy Perry got hers early

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Apple opened pre-orders for its Apple Watch early this morning and already all models are suggesting a four to six week wait for shipping, even though the device officially comes out in two weeks time, on 24 April. That includes all variations of the... >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Stick it to 'em
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Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Stick it to 'em

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While it has been available in the US since the end of last year, the Amazon Fire TV Stick finally makes its way across the pond for release in the UK and, thanks to a combination of attractive price point and rich feature set, could end up being a more... >>

Football Manager Classic 2015 for iPad and Android finally adds the 3D match engine

Football Manager Classic 2015 for iPad and Android finally adds the 3D match engine

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After years of being asked the same question about the handheld version of Football Manager, mainly by us, Sports Interactive is finally ready to add the 3D match engine to the management game for tablets. Football Manager Classic 2015 for high-end iPads... >>

Canon goes 4K crazy with XC10 and EOS C300 Mk II video cameras and a reference monitor to boot

Canon goes 4K crazy with XC10 and EOS C300 Mk II video cameras and a reference monitor to boot

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Canon has embraced 4K video with three new products, mainly aimed at the professional and prosumer markets. The Canon XC10 4K video camera is perhaps the one most aimed at consumers or enthusiasts as it offers professional standard quality but at a more... >>

You won't get a much better view of the LG G4 camera than this

You won't get a much better view of the LG G4 camera than this

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Further to the official teaser video we posted this morning, LG has created a webpage for the LG G4 smartphone with a countdown clock to its 28 April unveiling. And what's more, it features a close-up image of the rear camera, as shown in part in the... >>

Virgin Media Paws TV remote for pets is a real thing, not a belated April Fools

Virgin Media Paws TV remote for pets is a real thing, not a belated April Fools

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If we'd have received this on 1 April we'd have sworn it was designed to pull the wool over our eyes. However, the Virgin Media Paws TV remote has been devised as the company celebrates National Pet Month. There's a point to it too, as research found... >>

How to get Amazon Prime Instant Video working on an Android tablet

How to get Amazon Prime Instant Video working on an Android tablet

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Amazon has finally made an app that enables Android tablet owners to stream video through Amazon Prime Instant Video. While it has been possible to play TV shows and movies from Amazon's Netflix rivalling service on a smartphone (or any Apple device)... >>

Vodafone bumps up 4G data allowances on its entertainment bundles

Vodafone bumps up 4G data allowances on its entertainment bundles

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With incentive announcements from EE and O2 rattling around, Vodafone has pitched in with its own ideas to entice new customers. It has increased the data allowances on its Red Value bundles and is now offering 4G by default for all monthly handset agreements.... >>