Archive for Rik Henderson

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
5.0 stars

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... >>

Roku adds Amazon Prime Instant Video to offer the best supported streaming devices you can buy

Roku adds Amazon Prime Instant Video to offer the best supported streaming devices you can buy

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We might not have the 4K-enabled Roku 4 in the UK yet but we have got further reason to be happy with the existing Roku set-top-boxes; they have just received one of the missing pieces of the streaming jigsaw, Amazon Prime Instant Video. Roku has long... >>

Fallout 4 first impressions review: Radiating brilliance

Fallout 4 first impressions review: Radiating brilliance

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Fallout 4 is released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC tomorrow, 10 November, and usually we would move Heaven and Earth in order to bring you a full, no-holds-barred review of a game release of such magnitude. But while we've been playing it for a little... >>

Xbox One backwards compatibility coming 12 November, here are the first 104 Xbox 360 games you can play

Xbox One backwards compatibility coming 12 November, here are the first 104 Xbox 360 games you can play

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Backwards compatibility is coming to the Xbox One on 12 November, the same day that the new, Windows 10-driven user interface update arrives and Microsoft has finally revealed the complete list of Xbox 360 games that will be playable on that day. There... >>

Sky Go coming to Xbox One at last in form of new TV from Sky app

Sky Go coming to Xbox One at last in form of new TV from Sky app

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Microsoft has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Sky Go is finally coming to Xbox One. With access to Sky TV already available on PS4, PS3 and, more relevantly, Xbox 360, it is a feature that has been requested by a large swathe of Xbox One owners - specifically... >>

Beware, there are fake BTTF Nike Air Max trainers with power laces already

Beware, there are fake BTTF Nike Air Max trainers with power laces already

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Great Scott! It might have taken Nike 26 years to perfect the power lace technology shown in Back to the Future II in order to release working self-tying Nike Air Max boots, but it's taken a mere fraction of that time for fakers to replicate the system.... >>

Rise of the Tomb Raider review: Single-player perfection
4.5 stars

Rise of the Tomb Raider review: Single-player perfection

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Being fans of the Tomb Raider series since the very beginning, with the first outing one of our favourite games on the original PlayStation, we approached 2013's reboot with some trepidation. Reboots don't always work. But we needn't have worried because... >>

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

10 best streaming services for kids: BBC iPlayer, Pokemon, Angry Birds and more

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When it comes to deciding what to watch on demand, there can be such a thing as too much choice. For example, Roku offers access to over 1,700 channels on its set-top-boxes and the Streaming Stick. And with that many it's hard to find the ones that will... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Minions, Supergirl, Home Alone...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Netflix, NOW TV and more: Minions, Supergirl, Home Alone...

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Don't know what to watch on television this weekend? Never fear, we're here with our weekly round-up of shows and movies you can view right now on streaming services available through set-top-boxes like the Roku family of devices. There's something for... >>

Sky Sports to offer extended highlights of premier league matches on demand on the same day

Sky Sports to offer extended highlights of premier league matches on demand on the same day

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Sky Sports has secured the rights to show extended highlights of all Premier League football matches not shown live on the same day. That means, if your team isn't chosen to be in one of the weekend's featured live games, you can still watch far more... >>

John Lewis 2015 Christmas ad takes us to the moon, watch it right here

John Lewis 2015 Christmas ad takes us to the moon, watch it right here

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Over the last few years, John Lewis has firmly ensconced itself as the king of the Christmas commercial, not only with extended short movies but with cover versions of songs that make it to the top five of the British music charts. This year is bound... >>

Pebble Time Round coming to the UK sooner than you think, we take a first look

Pebble Time Round coming to the UK sooner than you think, we take a first look

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It didn't seem long after the launch of the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smartwatches that the company unveiled another model in the line-up. However, while it is in the same family, and with the same colour Pebble OS and Timeline software, the Pebble... >>

How the UK surveillance bill affects you and why Apple can still sell the iPhone

How the UK surveillance bill affects you and why Apple can still sell the iPhone

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Much has been said in the build up to the British Government's publication of its new Investigatory Powers Bill, but now it is available for all to see, the details are more clear. The bill is only in the draft stage at present and none of its proposals... >>

YIFY no more: Pirate king of movie torrents shut down

YIFY no more: Pirate king of movie torrents shut down

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As the popularity of 720p and 1080p movie rips rose on torrent sites, so too did the name YIFY - a group that pirated just about each and every new Blu-ray release and became huge by providing MP4 copies in reasonably small file sizes. Every YIFY release... >>