Archive for Rik Henderson

Google to Scotty, search giant only went and made a Star Trek communicator

Google to Scotty, search giant only went and made a Star Trek communicator

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It's no secret that Google is always developing hardware ideas and concepts that may or may not make it to full consumer release, but we've rarely wanted one as much as we do the device revealed in an interview with Time in the US. Amit Singhal, senior... >>

Star Wars Battlefront review: Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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Star Wars Battlefront review: Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?

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It's finally here. Star Wars Battlefront is one of gaming's most hyped releases and thankfully looks every part the game to kickstart a month or two of Star Wars frenzy. It is the most spectacular looking Star Wars game we've ever had – indeed, it could... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Inside Out, Jessica Jones...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Inside Out, Jessica Jones...

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With the Amazon Video channel now available on Roku devices alongside a whole host of other streaming services, there's plenty to watch this weekend away from the beaten track of conventional broadcast TV. Whether it's a movie, digital TV box-set or something... >>

PS4 now has backwards compatibility too, just not how you think

PS4 now has backwards compatibility too, just not how you think

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Much has been made about Microsoft's decision to add backwards compatibility to the Xbox One via emulation, but did you know that the PS4 is also capable of emulating games released for previous Sony consoles? Indeed, it is said that developers have had... >>

If you want to play Star Wars Battlefront in style, these are the coats you're looking for

If you want to play Star Wars Battlefront in style, these are the coats you're looking for

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Star Wars Battlefront is now available and it will no doubt be the game that garners the most attention for the next week or so. For good reason too as it's a truly superb looking game. Now you can be superb looking too while you play it, with some Star... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2015 voting closes today: Make sure you vote for your favourites

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2015 voting closes today: Make sure you vote for your favourites

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In little under a week's time we'll be in a position to announce all the products that have walked away with a shiny EE Pocket-lint Gadget Award for 2015, but before then there is still a bit of time left for you to vote for your favourites before we... >>

Pepsi really is making an Android phone: Pepsi Phone P1 pops up in China

Pepsi really is making an Android phone: Pepsi Phone P1 pops up in China

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It seems everybody wants a slice of the Android smartphone pie these days. BlackBerry has entered the market with its Priv device, sidelining BlackBerry OS in favour of a more popular operating system and now, more bizarrely, soft drinks manufacturer... >>

Sky explains why Sky Q won't get 4K at launch

Sky explains why Sky Q won't get 4K at launch

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On the build up to the formal announcement of Sky's new TV service much was speculated about it embracing 4K ultra high definition as a new premium channel offering. However, UHD ended up being a footnote at the end of the presentation of Sky Q, with... >>

Virgin Media and BT broadband customers will be able to use Sky Q too

Virgin Media and BT broadband customers will be able to use Sky Q too

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Sky unveiled its much-rumoured Sky Q new TV service earlier today and perhaps surprised many by announcing a whole family of devices rather than one set-top-box, with a Sky Q Hub broadband router as part of the set-up. It makes sense as Sky Q is very... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 vs Shield Tablet (2014): What’s the difference?

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 vs Shield Tablet (2014): What’s the difference?

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A year on from releasing its first Android tablet geared mainly for gaming, Nvidia has followed up the Shield Tablet with the Shield Tablet K1. The main difference between the two is price, with the newer model almost £100 cheaper. So we pop them head... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review: The cost-effective gaming tablet
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Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review: The cost-effective gaming tablet

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When we reviewed the Nvidia Shield Tablet last year it ticked every box when faced with Android competition and even offered a lot that others couldn't, with its gaming prowess thanks to dedicated graphics hardware. We were also impressed by the £240... >>

Wow, Emirates first-class passengers get 32-inch screens, but don't worry economy gets bigger screens too

Wow, Emirates first-class passengers get 32-inch screens, but don't worry economy gets bigger screens too

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Emirates' latest aircraft have all-new entertainment systems, including a 32-inch TV sets for each customer flying in first-class. The airline's newly-delivered Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A380 planes have been specified with the latest entertainment... >>

Sony E Ink FES watch finally sees the light of day

Sony E Ink FES watch finally sees the light of day

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Sony's crowdfunded FES watch, with a mono E Ink display, will finally make it onto consumers' wrists in Japan on 21 November, a year after first being touted. The device by sub-brand Fashion Entertainment Solutions (hence FES), doesn't quite fit into... >>

4K Nvidia Shield Android TV now comes with game controller and remote included

4K Nvidia Shield Android TV now comes with game controller and remote included

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When Nvidia released the Shield TV Android-powered set-top-box in October there was one specific criticism levied at it as an entertainment device. Although it is capable of playing Netflix ultra high definition content and YouTube videos in 4K at 60... >>

Which of these limited edition custom NOW TV boxes would you want for Christmas?

Which of these limited edition custom NOW TV boxes would you want for Christmas?

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If you're thinking of getting a NOW TV box to enjoy streamed TV shows and movies this Christmas you might be faced with a bigger choice than you originally thought. There are seven new designs the service is adding to its line-up for a limited period.... >>

Amazon starts Black Friday early with £59 Amazon Prime

Amazon starts Black Friday early with £59 Amazon Prime

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Amazon is one of the biggest proponents of Black Friday each year, both sides of the pond. But it's sparking off the deals season early with a limited offer for Amazon Prime membership in the UK. The online retailer has knocked £20 off a year's worth... >>

Apple iPadBook not in the pipeline: Tim Cook explains why the iPad and MacBook will never collide

Apple iPadBook not in the pipeline: Tim Cook explains why the iPad and MacBook will never collide

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With the iPad Pro now on sale, Tim Cook has revealed that Apple considers it to be the best solution for creatives and business customers who require a touchscreen. Tablets and laptops are different categories, he claims, and his company has no plans... >>

This Dyson CSYS desk lamp lasts for more than 37 years without needing a new bulb, here's why

This Dyson CSYS desk lamp lasts for more than 37 years without needing a new bulb, here's why

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Like father, like son. Jake Dyson is an inventor and engineer extraordinaire. And like father James, Jake's products are fresh and innovative in their category. But the difference between a Jake Dyson product and something from the main Dyson brand is... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Mr Robot, Ted 2...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Mr Robot, Ted 2...

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There's a new service added to our weekly round-up of what to watch on demand at the weekend, thanks to Amazon Instant Video finally launching on Roku devices. That means those with an Amazon Prime membership can catch up with the shows and films available... >>

Want to play Star Wars Battlefront today? Xbox One EA Access subscribers get the game a week early

Want to play Star Wars Battlefront today? Xbox One EA Access subscribers get the game a week early

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Star Wars Battlefront will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from 19 November. Next week basically. However, Xbox One owners with an EA Access subscription can download and play the game today, a whole week early. The trial version, which... >>

Alienware Steam Machine now available to take on PS4 and Xbox One, here are our first impressions

Alienware Steam Machine now available to take on PS4 and Xbox One, here are our first impressions

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It's been two years since gaming Valve first announced its assault on the living room with its Steam Machine console concept and we are finally able to get the first wave of devices after a stop-start journey. Alienware is one of the first out of the... >>

Xbox One Elite Controller review: The price of perfection
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Xbox One Elite Controller review: The price of perfection

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Until recently we've felt that the controllers that come with Microsoft's Xbox consoles have been far superior to the DualShock ones that have accompanied Sony's PlayStations. And we're not the only ones. We've often heard that hardcore and pro gamers... >>

New Xbox One experience update tips, tricks and secrets: Here's what your console can do now

New Xbox One experience update tips, tricks and secrets: Here's what your console can do now

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After months of increased expectation, Microsoft has started to roll out its new Xbox One experience to consoles worldwide, which brings a newly designed user interface, new features and a streamlining of the UI owners have used for up to two years. It... >>

TopShop teams with Barclaycard to sell fun contactless payment accessories

TopShop teams with Barclaycard to sell fun contactless payment accessories

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TopShop is to range a selection of accessories that will incorporate contactless payment technology so you'll be able to use them to purchase items in supporting stores. The range will include smartphone cases, wristbands, key chains and stickers and... >>

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray won't be available until 2016, Sony confirms

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray won't be available until 2016, Sony confirms

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Although the Blu-ray Disc Association previously suggested that 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs would be available before Christmas, that estimate seems to have been wide of the mark. Sony Pictures has revealed that its ultra high definition movie releases... >>