Archive for Rik Henderson

PayPal and Vodafone team to offer contactless payments from a PayPal account

PayPal and Vodafone team to offer contactless payments from a PayPal account

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Vodafone has been offering the ability for its customers to make contactless payments through Android phones for a while now, long before Android Pay made it over to the UK.Its Vodafone Wallet app has given users the ability to pay for items through Vodafone... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless review: Bluetooth without compromise
5.0 stars

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless review: Bluetooth without compromise

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How do you improve one of the best pair of headphones on the market? Make them wireless that's how.The Bowers & Wilkins P7 over-ears have been a favourite of ours since their release in 2013. They have held their own against many competitors in the over-ear... >>

Kodak's having another stab at a smartphone, maybe high-end this time?

Kodak's having another stab at a smartphone, maybe high-end this time?

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Kodak is teasing a new smartphone it is planning to unveil on 20 October. And yep, you're probably thinking exactly the same as us when we first found out.The company has a Kodak Phones Twitter account and posted a picture of what looks to be a Kodak-branded... >>

What is Westworld, when is it on TV and can you watch for free?

What is Westworld, when is it on TV and can you watch for free?

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It was mid-2014 when HBO announced that it would make a small screen adaptation of Westworld and although we've had a lengthy wait it's finally here.Most will fondly remember Michael Crichton's original film from the early 70s, with a robotic Yul Brynner... >>

You can't have HDR on your PS4 and PSVR plugged in at the same time

You can't have HDR on your PS4 and PSVR plugged in at the same time

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Sony will finally release its virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR, next week, with pre-orders shipping and stores stocking the device from Thursday 13 October.We've been playing with one ourselves, with a full review to hit Pocket-lint very soon,... >>

Sky Q adds split screen viewing to make football and F1 even more thrilling

Sky Q adds split screen viewing to make football and F1 even more thrilling

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Sports fans with a Sky Q box are in for a treat as there is a new feature that will help them enjoy tense action like never before.A Sports Split Screen mode makes great use of the Sky Q boxes' many tuners in order to present different ways to keep... >>

Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion
4.5 stars

Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion

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When it comes to travelling, Bose has long been the headphones king. Its QuietComfort range, with active noise-cancellation (ANC), has improved flights and train rides immeasurably over the years.That's because the US firm's ANC technology is considered... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature headphones preview: For those serious about their music

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature headphones preview: For those serious about their music

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It was only a short while ago when Bowers & Wilkins unveiled the P7 Wireless, a wire-free version of its then flagship headphones and they are top quality - worthy of a premium tag for sure. However, the company has just gone one better. There are now... >>

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support helps Xbox One S sales soar in September

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support helps Xbox One S sales soar in September

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Microsoft is considerably winning the battle of the slimmed-down consoles. In September, the Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB models helped UK sales soar by 989 per cent week-on-week. Games industry trade paper MCV reports that GfK data shows Xbox One had 71... >>

Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness tracker encourages your kids to keep active

Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness tracker encourages your kids to keep active

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Garmin has added a new activity tracker to its line-up, but this time it's strictly for kids. The Garmin Vivofit Jnr is a fitness tracker designed to encourage children aged from four to nine to keep active, with different fun-looking models that are... >>

Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung's Tizen smartwatch OS

Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung's Tizen smartwatch OS

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Huawei has rapidly become one of the top manufacturers of smartwatches over the last year or so and its always used Android Wear to run them.However, that could change with its next device. It is tipped to be switching to the Tizen OS that Samsung... >>

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

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Microsoft has released a video that shows the first 20 minutes of Gears of War 4, taking you through the opening prologue and its initial mission. Rod Ferguson and Matt Searcy from developer The Coalition play through the game's beginning, so you can... >>

BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch hardware division, all phones to be made by third-parties in future

BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch hardware division, all phones to be made by third-parties in future

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It might not come as a surprise considering recent BlackBerry handsets have been OEM models made by third-parties, but the company has confirmed that it will no longer make hardware of any kind in-house going forward.As part of its second quarter financial... >>

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

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YouTube has launched a version of its app designed specifically for users on slow data connections or with limiting data caps. YouTube Go has been developed initially for users in India but will then be rolled out wider after a testing period. It is... >>

You'll finally be able to buy a blast-free, safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from 28 October

You'll finally be able to buy a blast-free, safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from 28 October

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Samsung will finally, officially sell the Galaxy Note 7 in the UK and Europe from 28 October, as long as safe shipments have arrived and all replacement devices have been issued by then. The company confirmed the new on-sale date in a press release sent... >>

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

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When we last met AC Worldwide, we saw a couple of superb, Star Wars-licensed Bluetooth speakers in the shape of a Stormtrooper helmet and C-3PO's head respectively. We were also told at the time that they would soon be joined by Darth Vader and Master... >>

BBC iPlayer will require BBC iD registration and account from early 2017

BBC iPlayer will require BBC iD registration and account from early 2017

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The BBC has confirmed that users of BBC iPlayer will be required to log into the service using their BBC iD accounts from early 2017. For many years, the service has been completely open and free-to-use and while the latter will continue - save for a... >>

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

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We've been fans of Plex for years, the way it organises our media files, fetches metadata and basically sets up our home streaming network to be as comprehensive, yet graphically rich and simple to use as Netflix or Amazon Video. However, unless you have... >>

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

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Roku has officially confirmed that it is replacing all the set-to-boxes in its line-up with all-new devices. As rumoured over the last couple of weeks, there are five new Roku boxes, which start at just $29.99 for an entry-level device, going up to £129.99... >>

Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here
4.0 stars

Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here

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Our first dalliances with virtual reality (VR) were with Virtuality, a system created by W. Industries back in the early 90s, and it blew our minds at the time.The graphics were basic and blurry, the headsets cumbersome and heavy, and a session with a... >>

New Apple TV surfaces in FCC filing, has Bluetooth and, er, NFC?

New Apple TV surfaces in FCC filing, has Bluetooth and, er, NFC?

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When the latest Apple TV was unveiled a year ago it raised a few eyebrows. That's because, excellent streaming box that it is, it didn't have support for 4K video. It seemed short sighted at the time, becoming even more so as rivals released their own... >>

Samsung ordered to X-ray every Galaxy Note 7 battery as replacements continue

Samsung ordered to X-ray every Galaxy Note 7 battery as replacements continue

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Samsung has been ordered by a regulator in its homeland to perform X-ray scans of every battery in every Samsung Galaxy Note 7 before they can be sold or used in a replacement. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Korean Agency for Technology and... >>

These are the new Roku boxes with 4K HDR, specs and pics revealed

These are the new Roku boxes with 4K HDR, specs and pics revealed

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At the end of August, we revealed that Roku will be replacing its entire streaming box line-up with as many as five new devices. We believe they will be launched in the next few weeks, in the States at least, and will add 4K HDR streaming to at least... >>

BBC looks to the future of television with Holographic TV prototype

BBC looks to the future of television with Holographic TV prototype

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The BBC has often been at the forefront of new broadcast technologies, trialling 3D, virtual reality and 4K programming long before many others. All three have either made it into the public sphere or are on the immediate horizon - and one has even been... >>

If you thought clamshell phones were dead, take a look at this Samsung SM-W2017 Android monster

If you thought clamshell phones were dead, take a look at this Samsung SM-W2017 Android monster

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It's been a long time since we last owned a clamshell phone, most likely a Motorola Razr of some description, but Samsung is merrily cracking on with the form factor. And it must be said that its latest, the Samsung SM-W2017 is a rather tasty little... >>