Archive for Rik Henderson

Apple Store staff being taught to recommend Apple Watch styles based on how you’re dressed

Apple Store staff being taught to recommend Apple Watch styles based on how you’re dressed

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Apple is training its retail store employees to provide personal fashion and styling tips to customers interested in the forthcoming Apple Watch. They will recommend which Apple Watch and strap will best suit a customer based on how they are dressed and... >>

BT Mobile 4G SIM-only prices confirmed, positions it nicely before EE buyout

BT Mobile 4G SIM-only prices confirmed, positions it nicely before EE buyout

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BT has launched its first mobile network offering for many a year with BT Mobile and BT Broadband customers get huge discounts on the company's new SIM-only 4G deals. This comes ahead of a £12.5 billion deal to buy national network EE, which was agreed... >>

10 great games that will make you buy a Nintendo Wii U

10 great games that will make you buy a Nintendo Wii U

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Nintendo had a rocky start to 2014 but an excellent rest of the year which has lead into a strong early 2015. While the 3DS and games for the handheld continued to perform well in sales terms, the Wii U was struggling, leading many - ourselves included... >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick hands-on: UK pre-orders now open, get it for just £19

Amazon Fire TV Stick hands-on: UK pre-orders now open, get it for just £19

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Amazon released its media streaming dongle, the Fire TV Stick, in the US at the tail end of last year, expanding its connected television line-up and offering a more discreet alternative to its Fire TV set-top-box. Now it is ready to bring the device... >>

Splatoon in-depth preview: By jove Nintendo, you've only gone and done it again

Splatoon in-depth preview: By jove Nintendo, you've only gone and done it again

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No sooner had Nintendo announced both a new console and plans to extend its own gaming franchises to mobile devices than everybody was queuing to write off the Wii U again. However, recent hardware sales figures and critical acclaim for the titles that... >>

Want to see what a £2,500 portable music player looks like?

Want to see what a £2,500 portable music player looks like?

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Astell&Kern is particularly known for it's incredibly high-end high resolution audio players and in the stainless steel version of the AK240 it has truly outdone itself. The company has introduced the limited edition version to give an even more deluxe... >>

You can pay for Bloodborne with your own blood, as long as you’re Danish

You can pay for Bloodborne with your own blood, as long as you’re Danish

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Danish PS4 owners could nab a copy of the PlayStation exclusive Bloodborne on its release in exchange for their own blood. The GivBlod association in Denmark is offering copies of the game to prospective blood donors in order to top up its reserves. The... >>

Orange Wednesdays are back... sort of: Meerkat Movies revives the 2 for 1 offer

Orange Wednesdays are back... sort of: Meerkat Movies revives the 2 for 1 offer

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Those who lament EE's closure of Orange Wednesdays could be looking to change their insurance or energy providers in the near future, as comparethemarket.com has introduced a similar offer. It's even improved on it a touch. Like Orange Wednesdays, Meerkat... >>

You can play as Predator and Jason Vorhees in Mortal Kombat X, things just got a whole lot more savage

You can play as Predator and Jason Vorhees in Mortal Kombat X, things just got a whole lot more savage

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Rumours emerged in February that the forthcoming new Mortal Kombat game for Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC would feature downloadable content with extra characters from movies. And now they seem to have been corroborated by the official Xbox store.... >>

Virgin Media customers with Android phones and tablets can now watch Sky Sports on the go too

Virgin Media customers with Android phones and tablets can now watch Sky Sports on the go too

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Virgin Media customers who own iOS devices and subscribe to Sky Sports as part of their TV packages have been able to watch Sky Sports content on their iPhones and iPads since last August. Now Android device owners can too. The latest version of the... >>

Move over Wally, The Beano's Where's Dennis is far more fun

Move over Wally, The Beano's Where's Dennis is far more fun

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The Beano has continued its digital plans for a sustained future for the comic with a new iPad game that owes much to Where's Wally and its US equivalent Where's Waldo? Where's Dennis (and Gnasher!): The Beano Search-and-Find is a completely free download... >>

UK budget spring 2015: Internet of Things, 100Mbps broadband for all, free Wi-Fi

UK budget spring 2015: Internet of Things, 100Mbps broadband for all, free Wi-Fi

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The British government has delivered a pre-election budget that further strengthens its measures to support technology in the UK. It will be chancellor George Osborne's last budget before the nation votes on the next government, so there are several... >>

Windows 10 coming in summer, just don't expect Internet Explorer

Windows 10 coming in summer, just don't expect Internet Explorer

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Although it is yet to put a firm date on the consumer release of Windows 10, Microsoft has confirmed that we won't have too long to wait. Having previously just said that it will be available "later this year", it has now revealed that it is coming in... >>

Microsoft Band coming to UK 15 April: We have a play with one of the first in the country

Microsoft Band coming to UK 15 April: We have a play with one of the first in the country

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Microsoft is finally ready to expand the reach of its fitness tracker and smartband to outside of North America, with the UK the next country to get the device. And because the Microsoft Band has been updated a few times since launch, adding new features... >>

Sony starts Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout with Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

Sony starts Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout with Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

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Sony phones currently without the latest version of Android are now getting Lollipop from today. The rollout starts with the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones and additional handsets will be added to the upgrade list over the coming weeks. It... >>

Samsung-made BlackBerry tablet could be further clue to buyout

Samsung-made BlackBerry tablet could be further clue to buyout

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Rumours that Samsung was considering an acquisition of BlackBerry were flying thick and fast in January, but cooled soon after. BlackBerry denied talks were taking place and that seemed to be that. However, you can expect them to start up again as it... >>

Play Space Invaders and raise money for charity? Job's a good'un

Play Space Invaders and raise money for charity? Job's a good'un

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Will there ever be a better way of making money for charity than this? Classic arcade machines have been turned into charity boxes that accept all types of currency and are currently making money for a good cause in Swedish airports. Swedavia Swedish... >>

What better way to enjoy Game of Thrones season 5 than to snuggle up to one of these?

What better way to enjoy Game of Thrones season 5 than to snuggle up to one of these?

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Fancy a bit of Snow in spring time? Now TV is celebrating the return of Game of Thrones with a custom-made pillow in the style of one of the Night's Watch that will keep you safe and warm as the action unfurls. And you could be in with a chance of winning... >>

Scrap Siri, say goodbye to Google Now, Cortana is coming to iPhone and Android

Scrap Siri, say goodbye to Google Now, Cortana is coming to iPhone and Android

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Reports today claim that Microsoft's voice assistant software is coming to both iOS and Android, with the hope that it will replace Apple's Siri and Google Now. The Windows Phone voice recognition software and personal assistant algorithms are highly... >>

Want to pull off the perfect heist and bag real cash? Battlefield Hardline: Live will let you do just that

Want to pull off the perfect heist and bag real cash? Battlefield Hardline: Live will let you do just that

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To celebrate the launch of Battlefield Hardline, which will be released on multiple formats on 20 March, Electronic Arts is inviting gamers to try out a real cops and robbers style experience in the heart of London, with a prize of £10,000 up for grabs... >>

Swatch looking to make normal watch line-up smarter… but not completely smart

Swatch looking to make normal watch line-up smarter… but not completely smart

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Swatch has followed up on news of its first smartwatch, the Touch Zero One - a device designed for beach volleyball players - with an announcement that it plans to introduce new, smarter technology to its entire incoming line-up of watches. However, rather... >>

Exciting times: Samsung VP Robert King talks 4K, curved TV and why the Internet of Things needs to be open platform

Exciting times: Samsung VP Robert King talks 4K, curved TV and why the Internet of Things needs to be open platform

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It can be strongly argued that Samsung stole Mobile World Congress with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its innovatively shaped sister model, the edge. During a mobile phone show distinctly lacking in mobile phones, its two flagship handsets... >>

Yes, a Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is planned and these are the specs

Yes, a Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is planned and these are the specs

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Samsung is reportedly following up its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones with a more robust action version, the Galaxy S6 Active. Like in previous years with other models in the series, the company is said to be working on a waterproof and dustproof device... >>

This is the first Vaio Phone after split from Sony, not really aiming for the stars

This is the first Vaio Phone after split from Sony, not really aiming for the stars

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One of the casualties of a Sony reshuffle and consolidation process was Vaio, the company's laptop brand that it sold to Japan Industrial Partners back in March last year. And now the current owner is ready to put the name to more than notebooks; its... >>

Dyson V6 Absolute: The mother of all cordless vacuum cleaners (hands-on)

Dyson V6 Absolute: The mother of all cordless vacuum cleaners (hands-on)

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Dyson has reinvigorated its cordless vacuum cleaner range with two new models this month, one designed for more aggressive home spillages with a nylon cleaning head - the V6 Fluffy - and one that is the top of the line, that suits any floor you happen... >>