Archive for Rik Henderson

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge shown off in most impressive concept video yet

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge shown off in most impressive concept video yet

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Samsung's latest Unpacked event is just over a week away now and that means we'll soon find out exactly what its Galaxy S6 and rumoured Edge variant handsets will look like. However, thanks to the stunning work of two concept designers, we might have... >>

Toshiba beefs up Kira Ultrabook with Broadwell processor and better battery life

Toshiba beefs up Kira Ultrabook with Broadwell processor and better battery life

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Toshiba has given its Kira Ultrabook an Apple-like refresh. Everything about it stays the same as last year's model but the CPU has been changed, to Intel's 5th generation i7 "Broadwell" processor range, and the graphics are now Intel HD 5500. Not only... >>

Sainsbury's swaps shelf price tags for e-paper displays

Sainsbury's swaps shelf price tags for e-paper displays

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Sainsbury's is trialling plans to replace the price tickets on the shelves of its supermarkets with changeable e-paper equivalents. It has installed digital pricing displays in its Shoreditch Old Street Local store and if it proves successful for staff,... >>

Blur to release first new album in 12 years, Spotify gets first single: Listen to it here

Blur to release first new album in 12 years, Spotify gets first single: Listen to it here

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The British group Blur has announced its first studio album in 12 years, which will be available in all formats and to stream from 27 April. And to celebrate the announcement, the first single "Go Out" is now available to listen to on Spotify. You can... >>

Alien 5 confirmed, directed by Neil Blomkamp and coming 2016

Alien 5 confirmed, directed by Neil Blomkamp and coming 2016

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Twentieth Century Fox has confirmed that it is developing a new Alien movie, currently known as Alien 5, and that it will be directed by Neill Blomkamp. The South African director behind cult classic District 9, the Matt Damon-starring Elysium and the... >>

Photoshop is 25: What it's looked like through the years and check out the crazy codenames

Photoshop is 25: What it's looked like through the years and check out the crazy codenames

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Adobe's Photoshop has been around for 25 years today. The first version was released on 19 February 1990 and little did we know that it would become not only the default software used by professionals and amateur designers and photographers worldwide... >>

Game of Thrones season 5 premiere to be held at Tower of London and you could win tickets

Game of Thrones season 5 premiere to be held at Tower of London and you could win tickets

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Sky has announced that, for the first time, the world premiere of the first episode of a Game of Thrones season is to be held in London. Episode one of season five of GoT will be shown first at the Tower of London as part of a star-studded event. The... >>

Turn your iPad into R2-D2 with the HC Tablet holographic projector: 'Help me Obi-Wan...'

Turn your iPad into R2-D2 with the HC Tablet holographic projector: 'Help me Obi-Wan...'

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Fancy turning your iPad into a holographic projector, seemingly able to float animated images in mid-air? You can with the HC Tablet device devised by hologram specialist Holocube. Designed for use with an iPad Air 2, the HC Tablet is a case-like attachment... >>

Get ready for a flood of Xbox One apps

Get ready for a flood of Xbox One apps

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In the current generation console war, Microsoft has always adopted a more generic entertainment machine approach for its Xbox One than Sony has with the PS4, which is evidenced by the greater number of apps available on the former device. And that is... >>

Xbox One sale goes crazy: Sniper Elite 3, NBA Live 15 and others for less than £10

Xbox One sale goes crazy: Sniper Elite 3, NBA Live 15 and others for less than £10

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Even though we were treated to some great sales throughout January, Microsoft has reserved an even better games sale for this week, ending on 23 February. Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners can pick up some true bargains, including some big games for as much... >>

Internet connected Barbie will talk to your kids and learn from their responses

Internet connected Barbie will talk to your kids and learn from their responses

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Barbie has always moved with the times, adapting to fashion and themes throughout her 56-year-old lifespan and now she is to become interactive and internet connected as Mattel plans to introduce Hello Barbie, a doll that can talk to children and respond... >>

Ori and the Blind Forest preview: Have you ever seen a platformer look this good?

Ori and the Blind Forest preview: Have you ever seen a platformer look this good?

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With PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order: 1886 about to hit the streets, Microsoft needs something to counter its impact and that something could well be Ori and the Blind Forest - a game as far removed from Sony's boys-own adventure as you can get. Ori... >>

VLC 3.0 will come with Chromecast support across multiple devices

VLC 3.0 will come with Chromecast support across multiple devices

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A changelog posted by VLC has confirmed that support for the Google Chromecast is soon to be added to the popular media player. That means users will be able to stream just about any media file through VLC on the connected TV dongle. What's more, VLC... >>

Google Glass might be dead but Sony is pressing forward with SmartEyeglass release

Google Glass might be dead but Sony is pressing forward with SmartEyeglass release

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While Google is seemingly cooling on the idea of releasing Google Glass as a full consumer product, Sony is pressing ahead with plans to get its augmented reality spectacles into the hands of developers and ultimately the public. Sony SmartEyeglass is... >>

View-Master returns as an Android VR headset thanks to Mattel and Google

View-Master returns as an Android VR headset thanks to Mattel and Google

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It was hinted at last week but Mattel has now unveiled its virtual reality headset project it has developed in partnership with Google. Shown at the New York Toy Fair for the first time, the VR device is a welcome return for the View-Master, Mattel's... >>

A 4K TV channel is available in the UK now but you have to jump through hoops to get it

A 4K TV channel is available in the UK now but you have to jump through hoops to get it

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Owners of 4K Ultra HD TVs do have some content available for them, through video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube, but there have been no announcements about TV channels broadcasting in the format beyond specific trials.... >>

Samsung confirms Galaxy S6 camera shape on 'The Next Galaxy' Twitter account

Samsung confirms Galaxy S6 camera shape on 'The Next Galaxy' Twitter account

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Although there are plenty of leaks and rumours circulating the Samsung Galaxy S6 and possible variants already floating around the net, Samsung itself is adding further fuel to the fire ahead of the official unveiling on 1 March during Mobile World Congress.... >>

Would you buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 if it looked like this? Incredible renders reveal sleek device

Would you buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 if it looked like this? Incredible renders reveal sleek device

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Samsung will unveil at least one version of the Galaxy S6 during its Unpacked press event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, most likely two. And we've been building up a great picture of what the device or devices will be like through... >>

Could the Toshiba Satellite Click Mini be the best budget 2-in-1 for travellers?

Could the Toshiba Satellite Click Mini be the best budget 2-in-1 for travellers?

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Toshiba first unveiled its Satellite Click Mini 8.9-inch tablet and laptop combination device at CES in Las Vegas in January, but as its UK and European release edges nearer (coming in March) Pocket-lint was invited to have a quick play with the device.... >>

New Nintendo 3DS XL review: Handheld gaming has never been so good
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New Nintendo 3DS XL review: Handheld gaming has never been so good

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When Nintendo first announced its new versions of the 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds there were more than a few eyebrows raised. Yes, the 3D functionality of its handheld games consoles could be improved but surely we're at the end of the portable gaming boom?... >>

What was the life-changing prize that awaited the Curiosity app winner? Nothing, it turns out

What was the life-changing prize that awaited the Curiosity app winner? Nothing, it turns out

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Back in May 2013, then 18-year-old Bryan Henderson won the Curiosity cube game. Curiosity, which was big news at the time, asked iOS and Android gamers to click away at tiny chunks of a large cube to peel back multiple layers in order to strip it away... >>

Virgin Media to spend £3 billion on superfast broadband for four million new homes and businesses

Virgin Media to spend £3 billion on superfast broadband for four million new homes and businesses

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In its largest expansion move in some time, Virgin Media has pledged to spend £3 billion in ensuring four million new homes and businesses in the UK can access its superfast fibre broadband network. Backed by owner Liberty Global, the money will be spent... >>

Game of Thrones exhibition in pictures: Winter is already here

Game of Thrones exhibition in pictures: Winter is already here

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To celebrate the return of Game of Thrones on 13 April in the UK, 12 April in the US, Sky has allied with HBO to bring its rather unique exhibition of memorabilia and interactive sideshows to London's O2 arena. And what's more, Sky Atlantic gave away... >>

Netflix for books becomes Netflix for comics too

Netflix for books becomes Netflix for comics too

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Scribd, the eBook subscription service that gives access to over a million books and audiobooks, has added comic books to its content. Subscribers can now also read over 10,000 comic books from publishers including Marvel, IDW, Top Cow and Top Shelf as... >>

Anki Overdrive is the robot car game that every kid will want, young and old

Anki Overdrive is the robot car game that every kid will want, young and old

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We've raved about Anki Drive in the past and it seems consumers agree with our views, making the racing game with iOS and Android-controllable robot cars the second biggest selling toy on Amazon.com last Christmas. However, Anki has not been resting on... >>