Archive for Rik Henderson

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Steve Jobs, Hap and Leonard...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Steve Jobs, Hap and Leonard...

By

This week, we've opted for a varied selection in our highlights round-up of the shows and films available on streaming apps and channels right now. We've got action and adventure, dark, comedic drama, a spy tale and disaster on the west coast of the US.... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?

By

Two new Samsung flagship Android phones are now available, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.  They replace the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, making some of the best smartphones even better. But if you're in the market for a new smartphone,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By

After months of speculation, Samsung has introduced the two latest flagship phones in its long line of Galaxy handsets. Much had been rumoured and leaked about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge devices in the build up to the Korean company's... >>

Sonos to get voice control, like Amazon Echo

Sonos to get voice control, like Amazon Echo

By

Sonos is looking to introduce voice control as a main part of its next-generation music streaming hardware. Citing Amazon's Alexa and Echo speakers, Sonos CEO John MacFarlane applauds products that have already brought voice control to music systems in... >>

Virgin Media continues to take on Netflix with MMA drama Kingdom exclusive

Virgin Media continues to take on Netflix with MMA drama Kingdom exclusive

By

After exclusively bringing Ash vs Evil Dead to the UK, Virgin Media continues to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon Video by offering a new series you can only get through its paid TV service. Mixed martial arts drama Kingdom has been secured by... >>

You could be watching Star Wars 8 in your own home on its 2017 release day

You could be watching Star Wars 8 in your own home on its 2017 release day

By

If Napster founder Sean Parker gets his way, you will be able to watch the latest films from the comfort of your own home on their cinematic release dates. Films like Star Wars: Episode VIII, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Alien: Covenent could be available... >>

Watch gamers guide a real life Hitman Agent 47 on a killing spree

Watch gamers guide a real life Hitman Agent 47 on a killing spree

By

The first episode and prologue pack for Hitman will be released this Friday and to celebrate, Square Enix hired innovative production company Realm Pictures to stage a real life version of the game, with players controlling the movements of Agent 47.... >>

PlayStation VR not suitable for under-12s, beat it pipsqueaks

PlayStation VR not suitable for under-12s, beat it pipsqueaks

By

Kids under the age of 12 will be weeping into their Coco Pops this morning as Sony has revealed its forthcoming PlayStation VR headset will not be suitable for their pre-teenage eyes. Spotted in the health and safety notices in the beta version of PS4... >>

The Division: Crazy goings-on and how to stop the safehouse trolls

The Division: Crazy goings-on and how to stop the safehouse trolls

By

The Division has only been out a day and already it's throwing up some bizarre memes and talking points. As soon as the servers went live at 0.01am in Australia on Tuesday, 8 March, players could jump into the most hyped game on the planet right now and... >>

Fable Legends on Xbox One and Windows 10 scrapped and Lionhead Studios to close

Fable Legends on Xbox One and Windows 10 scrapped and Lionhead Studios to close

By

After several years in development, Xbox One and Windows 10 game Fable Legends has been scrapped by Microsoft. Developer Lionhead Studios is to close. Microsoft is in talks with Lionhead's staff to see if they can be placed elsewhere within the corporation... >>

Watch the Mexico City Formula E race right here, and the last race in VR

Watch the Mexico City Formula E race right here, and the last race in VR

By

Season two of the all-electric Formula E is almost at the halfway stage and if you can't get near a TV to watch the action live on ITV 4 this coming weekend, you can watch the Mexico City race here or on YouTube instead. The Formula E race will be screened... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7: Benchmark claims Snapdragon 820 model could perform better than UK's Exynos 8

Samsung Galaxy S7: Benchmark claims Snapdragon 820 model could perform better than UK's Exynos 8

By

There was confusion ahead, during and even after the Samsung Unpacked press event at Mobile World Congress about which Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge models we'd get in the UK. That's because Samsung announced two different versions, that get different... >>

NSFW: Are naked, no holds barred 3D printed action figures the next big thing?

NSFW: Are naked, no holds barred 3D printed action figures the next big thing?

By

Following on from the success of its 3D printed superhero action figures, which sport your own face, Firebox has taken the idea one step further. Now you can get a 3D printed model of yourself in the buff, letting it all hang on out for the world to see.... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: House of Cards Season 4...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: House of Cards Season 4...

By

There's really only one major show dominating news from the streaming services world at the moment; House of Cards season four is now available to watch on Netflix in its entirety. But while we obviously focus on that as one of our streaming highlights... >>

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now

By

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has explained why there won't be support for Mac with the consumer release of Oculus Rift and, in the process, cheekily criticised Apple. He does leave the door open though, with a hint that Mac support could come in the future.... >>

Forza 7 to ditch Ford for the Lamborghini Centenario as top dog

Forza 7 to ditch Ford for the Lamborghini Centenario as top dog

By

As part of the Geneva Motor Show shenanigans in Switzerland, Lamborghini and Microsoft have announced a partnership for the next Forza game. The Lamborghini Centenario, which debuted at the show, is likely to be the cover star, rather than the 2017 Ford... >>

Best TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Video and Now TV you can't watch anywhere else

Best TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Video and Now TV you can't watch anywhere else

By

We don't need the Golden Globes, Emmys or other TV award ceremonies to tell us that streaming TV shows have shifted the balance of television broadcasting in the last couple of years. But the fact that major, online-only series, such as House of Cards,... >>

Another big PS4 and Xbox One delay, Mass Effect: Andromeda not coming until 2017

Another big PS4 and Xbox One delay, Mass Effect: Andromeda not coming until 2017

By

Mass Effect: Andromeda, otherwise known as Mass Effect 4, will not be available until 2017, even though it was previously expected to be released before Christmas. With many thinking that the long-awaited RPG sequel to the Mass Effect trilogy would make... >>

Shocking news for PS4 fans, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End delayed again

Shocking news for PS4 fans, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End delayed again

By

The unthinkable has happened. PlayStation 4 owners will have to wait even longer to get their hands on Uncharted 4: A Thief's End; it's been delayed even further. Thankfully though, Sony claims it is only a two week extension. The last two announced delays... >>

You'll soon be able to play PS4 games on a PC or Mac

You'll soon be able to play PS4 games on a PC or Mac

By

One of the big features that Microsoft introduced last year was the ability to stream Xbox One games over your home network to a Windows 10 PC and play them with very little latency. That meant you could play big, triple-A console titles in a separate... >>

Minecraft on Oculus Rift preview: VR heaven or just a load of old blocks?

Minecraft on Oculus Rift preview: VR heaven or just a load of old blocks?

By

One of the major new products to be shown at the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco was Minecraft. Not regular Minecraft mind, but a virtual reality version that we got to play using an Oculus Rift headset set-up at the event. Microsoft had previously... >>

Xbox boss Phil Spencer explains why your fave Xbox 360 game is not backwards compatible... yet

Xbox boss Phil Spencer explains why your fave Xbox 360 game is not backwards compatible... yet

By

When the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, announced that the Xbox One would be getting backwards compatibility last year, there wasn't a single current gen console gamer left unimpressed. Xbox One owners were naturally cock-a-hoop at the prospect, while PS4... >>

Xbox One March update: Amazing new features explained

Xbox One March update: Amazing new features explained

By

As is tradition, your Xbox One will soon get an update that brings a flood of new features to the console and Pocket-lint was walked through the major changes at the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco recently. One of the highlights is the way backwards... >>

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition in 4K preview: Windows 10 PC version best yet

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition in 4K preview: Windows 10 PC version best yet

By

One of the highlights of the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco last week was perhaps unexpectedly so. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has just been released for Windows 10 PCs, and while that's nice, that's not the main reason it stood out for us.... >>

What is Sky Q Fluid Viewing and how do I get it?

What is Sky Q Fluid Viewing and how do I get it?

By

Now that Sky is heavily advertising its new TV system, Sky Q, we've had many questions about what it offers. There are lots of components to the Sky Q system, with a main box - either Sky Q Silver or Sky Q box - and separate Sky Q Mini boxes for other... >>