Archive for Rik Henderson

ACW Star Wars Bluetooth speakers preview: Joined soon by Vader and Master Chief

ACW Star Wars Bluetooth speakers preview: Joined soon by Vader and Master Chief

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There have been a few Star Wars themed speakers over the years but few quite as visually impressive as the first duo of Bluetooth loudspeakers from British audio firm AC Worldwide.It revealed to Pocket-lint that it will be releasing additional models... >>

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

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Twitter is making one of the biggest changes to tweet rules since the social network first launched. You will soon be able to tweet images, videos and like without them taking up part of the allowed 140 characters, That means tweets will be more expressive,... >>

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

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Skylanders Battlecast isn't the first app-specific outing for Activision's swathes of cartoon characters but it is one of the most intriguing. That's because as well as the free-to-play game that's available on app stores now, it combines with physical,... >>

Olympus TG-Tracker 4K camera tracks your location, speed and much more

Olympus TG-Tracker 4K camera tracks your location, speed and much more

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Olympus has announced its latest action camera in the Olympus Tough range and it records all-manner of extra data to go along with the footage. As well as film in 4K, the Olympus TG-Tracker measures altitude, depth, air and water temperature, geo-location,... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: England's Euro 2016 warm-up and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: England's Euro 2016 warm-up and more

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Freeview Play is an incredible useful tool that gives you the ability to scroll backwards through the electronic programme guide and choose catch-up shows to play automatically. Just find the show listed in the last seven days, click on it and it'll open... >>

Robert Kirkman's Outcast streams live on Facebook tonight, the new Walking Dead

Robert Kirkman's Outcast streams live on Facebook tonight, the new Walking Dead

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After the huge success of The Walking Dead, another TV series based on a Robert Kirkman comic book, Outcast was commissioned - this time by Fox International. The 10-episode first season will start in the UK on Fox on 7 June but you can watch the pilot... >>

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

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During its Google I/O developers conference, the software giant hosted the inaugural Google Play Awards, a celebration of the most outstanding achievements in apps and games over the last year. The winners were selected by the Google Play team itself... >>

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos

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Sony has released the initial batch of screengrabs of Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony's first in the series for PlayStation 4 and they are, quite simply, staggering. GT Sport was originally announced during Paris Games Week last year but this is the first... >>

Adobe Spark replaces Slate, Post and Voice, create beautiful web stories in moments

Adobe Spark replaces Slate, Post and Voice, create beautiful web stories in moments

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A little over a year ago Adobe launched Slate, its online service that made the creation of beautiful, content-rich web stories and pages as simple as making a photo album. It also had two additional apps, Voice and Post, to help create animated videos... >>

Vodafone customers can charge Google Play apps to their bills, with 90% off

Vodafone customers can charge Google Play apps to their bills, with 90% off

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Vodafone has made it more simple for its customers to purchase apps and content from Google Play, with its Charge to Bill service. Android device owners can pay for items on Google Play by charging them to their monthly bill. What's more, to celebrate... >>

Is your broadband fast enough for video streaming? Here's how to find out

Is your broadband fast enough for video streaming? Here's how to find out

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If you're always wondering how fast your broadband actually is but can't decifer the multiple results provided by Speedtest, Netflix has launched a simple solution: Fast.com.If you're not worried about ping or upload speeds, Netflix's dedicated webpage... >>

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

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It's coming to the end of the domestic football season and there's not many prizes left to dole out. Liverpool sadly lost against Sevilla in the final of the Europa League and Manchester United will be taking on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final this... >>

Google Duo for iPhone and Android takes on Skype and FaceTime

Google Duo for iPhone and Android takes on Skype and FaceTime

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During its keynote at this year's Google I/O developers conference the company announced Duo, a simple video calling app for iOS and Android. It is designed to take on Apple's FaceTime and Microsoft's Skype by making the system as easy as possible. As... >>

Watch Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man and the story of a real-life Snake bionic arm

Watch Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man and the story of a real-life Snake bionic arm

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Games publisher Konami was so troubled with the plight of double amputee James Young that it has worked on a device to help the 25-year-old. It has built a working bionic arm, designed around the one used by Snake (Big Boss) in Metal Gear Solid 5: The... >>

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

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We all rely heavily on technology these days and why not? Most gadgets are enablers that aid us in our daily lives. Where would we be without our smartphones, tablets, TVs, the internet or an electronic back scratcher? However, overuse of tech can... >>

This is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active and it's hardly in camouflage

This is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active and it's hardly in camouflage

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As is traditional Samsung is expected to announce a more robust addition to its Galaxy S7 line of phones soon. It has been adding an Active version of its flagship Android devices for several generations and the SGS7 will be no expected. The Samsung Galaxy... >>

Hugely controversial Preacher exclusive to Amazon Prime Instant Video in UK

Hugely controversial Preacher exclusive to Amazon Prime Instant Video in UK

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Amazon has snapped up several exclusive rights to one of the most eagerly anticipated US TV series, Preacher. It will be only available on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK, Austria, Germany and Japan. The series starts on Monday 23 May. Based on... >>

Lenovo K5 comes to the UK with octa-core processor for less than £130

Lenovo K5 comes to the UK with octa-core processor for less than £130

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Alongside the launch of two new handsets in the Moto G4 and G4 Plus, Motorola-owner Lenovo has confirmed that it is bringing another budget smartphone to the UK. The Lenovo K5 will retail for just £129 yet is HD and comes with a Qualcomm octa-core processor... >>

Is this a gold iPhone 7 in hands-on pictures?

Is this a gold iPhone 7 in hands-on pictures?

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Images have appeared in China of what some are claiming to be an iPhone 7. However, they are shonky to say the least. And although some aspects of previous rumours can be seen, we're not convinced they're kosher. The images appeared on Chinese site Weibo... >>

How Adobe helped The Simpsons' Homer speak live in groundbreaking episode

How Adobe helped The Simpsons' Homer speak live in groundbreaking episode

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Last night in the US a segment of The Simpsons was broadcast live. Homer Simpson spoke live to the audience in a groundbreaking television first. Voice actor Dan Castellaneta improvised a three-minute live section of the cartoon, talking about current... >>

Amazing Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus leaks show design and specifications

Amazing Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus leaks show design and specifications

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With a Motorola event planned for tomorrow, Tuesday 17 May, it comes as no surprise that speculation on what could be unveiled is ramping up. It has been thought for a while that a new version of the Motorola Moto G would make an appearance. And recently,... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: F1 Spanish Grand Prix, The Hollow Crown and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: F1 Spanish Grand Prix, The Hollow Crown and more

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When looking for something to watch it's worth remembering that with Freeview Play you can easily find shows that have been on in the last seven days, without having to go through a multitude of different streaming apps. TVs, set-top-boxes and other entertainment... >>

Pret A Manger slip-up reveals Android Pay coming to UK sooner than you think

Pret A Manger slip-up reveals Android Pay coming to UK sooner than you think

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It's been known for a while that Android Pay is to launch in the UK this summer, but it seems we won't have long to wait before the service becomes available. It could be a matter of days. That's the impression given by food chain Pret A Manger. The Telegraph... >>

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

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Doom is out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC today, Friday 13 May. And while we don't have a review ready yet, thanks to servers only just going live, we do have a tonne of info that should help you when you spark up the game for the first time. Firmly... >>

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

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The long-awaited, next generation Doom is out today, or Doom 4 as it has previously been called. It's in shops and available as a digital download for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and ahead of a full review, we're looking back at the history of the first-person... >>