Archive for Rik Henderson

Dyson V6 Absolute and Fluffy take cordless vacuums to an all-new level

Dyson V6 Absolute and Fluffy take cordless vacuums to an all-new level

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Thanks to the demands of a modern lifestyle, cordless vacuum cleaners are growing in popularity, especially since battery life has been dramatically improved in recent times. And one of the manufacturers that has striven to ensure that its machines are... >>

Download your PlayStation Mobile games now because you will soon lose them entirely

Download your PlayStation Mobile games now because you will soon lose them entirely

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Sony is soon to completely shut down PlayStation Mobile and any games that were purchased and haven't yet been downloaded will be completely unavailable. The company had previously, in August last year, announced that it would no longer be supporting... >>

1.5 million O2 customers will get their bills cut by half

1.5 million O2 customers will get their bills cut by half

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Around one-and-a-half million customers on O2's O2 Refresh tariff will have their bills drop by an average of £18 a month each as the network celebrates its second anniversary of the price plan by slashing fees. The customers who will be affected are... >>

Apple Watch Force Touch technology also coming to iPhone 6S

Apple Watch Force Touch technology also coming to iPhone 6S

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Apple will be adding pressure-sensing technology to the screen of its next iPhone, thought to be the iPhone 6S (not likely to be an iPhone 7 yet). The Wall Street Journal reports that the company will utilise the same Force Touch technology found in the... >>

If there's just one Lego Ideas project to vote for today, make sure it's this

If there's just one Lego Ideas project to vote for today, make sure it's this

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Ever since the Lego Ideas (nee Cuusoo) program started there have been some amazing fan-made sets greenlit and sold as consumer products. Popular and cult movies have been represented and seen their properties made into official Lego sets, including... >>

If you’re with Sky and use torrents your details might already be in the hands of copyright trolls

If you’re with Sky and use torrents your details might already be in the hands of copyright trolls

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Sky Broadband will hand over details of its subscribers suspected of illegally downloading movies, it has confirmed. In a letter sent to users who might be affected, the company revealed that it has no option than to provide the names and addresses of... >>

Your Xbox One can now do some great new things

Your Xbox One can now do some great new things

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Microsoft has rolled out its March system update to all Xbox Ones and Xbox gamers now have the ability to take in-game screenshots for the very first time. Taking screengrabs was one of the features PS4 owners had since the launch of their console and... >>

These are the Steam Machines that could change gaming forever (gallery)

These are the Steam Machines that could change gaming forever (gallery)

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When Valve first announced its intention to take its Steam gaming platform into the living room there was plenty of speculation on how that would be achieved. Would there be a an overall, PC-based Steam Machine to take on Xbox One and PS4 directly? Or... >>

Apple Watch will cost from £299 to a staggering £13,500, available from 24 April

Apple Watch will cost from £299 to a staggering £13,500, available from 24 April

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Although much of what Apple demonstrated during its "Spring forward" event was previously revealed during the first unveiling of Apple Watch last year, a couple of new features were announced. For a start, it has been confirmed that you will be able to... >>

Apple ResearchKit turns your iPhone into a Star Trek Tricorder

Apple ResearchKit turns your iPhone into a Star Trek Tricorder

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Apple has announced a software framework that expands upon its HealthKit idea to give medical research teams that ability to create apps that can help diagnose diseases and medical issues. Apple ResearchKit is an open source platform and has already been... >>

Funk off Apple Watch, says Google in video attack

Funk off Apple Watch, says Google in video attack

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Google has cheekily posted a new advert online just a short while before Apple is due to formerly launch the Apple Watch at its "spring forward" event. The rival company's commercial shows a selection of hipsters wearing multiple different styles of Android... >>

Paid Xbox Live Gold not needed for Windows 10 PC and phone multiplayer just Xbox One... what?

Paid Xbox Live Gold not needed for Windows 10 PC and phone multiplayer just Xbox One... what?

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We already knew that Microsoft's plans for Windows 10 gaming will centre around Xbox Live, with the service stretching to PCs and phones running the new operating system after launch. But there was always a question mark over how it would technically... >>

Steam Machine: How much will gaming perfection cost me?

Steam Machine: How much will gaming perfection cost me?

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When it comes to Valve's highly anticipated Steam Machine concept we are finally in the last stretch. Versions of the gaming alternative to the traditional concept will start to appear from multiple retailers in November this year, just in time for Christmas.... >>

Could Alienware's Steam Machine blow PS4 and Xbox One out of the water?

Could Alienware's Steam Machine blow PS4 and Xbox One out of the water?

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Alienware has announced that it will be the first manufacturer to get Valve's Steam Controller into the hands of the public, when it has the device on its stand at PAX East 2015 in Boston this weekend (from 6 March). It will be using the controller with... >>

This is the most disturbing Disney Frozen video you're likely to see today

This is the most disturbing Disney Frozen video you're likely to see today

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Disney has released perhaps one of the best apps we've used in ages. And it's free. Show Your Disney Side is available for iOS and it provides plenty of fun for kids and adults who want to make a different kind of selfie image or video. It's part of the... >>

Elite: Dangerous will be an Xbox One exclusive on launch, but will eventually come to PS4 too

Elite: Dangerous will be an Xbox One exclusive on launch, but will eventually come to PS4 too

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During the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Frontier Developments announced that it would be bringing its PC hit Elite: Dangerous to Xbox One later this year, which was huge news for owners of the Microsoft console, but less so for PS4 fans.... >>

What it's like to drive the best F1 track in the world... on Scalextric

What it's like to drive the best F1 track in the world... on Scalextric

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Sky Sports F1 presenter Martin Brundle told Pocket-lint that he had a vision of the ultimate Formula One race track in his head, with corners and parts collated from circuits around the world, but he didn't think it would ever make its way out of his... >>

Steam Machines finally coming in November and Zotac SN970 will be one of the first out of the blocks

Steam Machines finally coming in November and Zotac SN970 will be one of the first out of the blocks

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It's been quite some time since Valve first detailed its plans for an assault on living rooms, with its SteamOS and Steam Machine console vision, but now we are in the last stretch. The company has revealed that boxes will start to appear from November... >>

Sony's Project Morpheus confirmed for first half of 2016 as new prototype VR headset unveiled

Sony's Project Morpheus confirmed for first half of 2016 as new prototype VR headset unveiled

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Sceptics might disagree but virtual reality headsets are still on track to be the biggest thing to gaming since the joystick became a joypad, and Sony has confirmed when it plans to bring its effort to market; in the first quarter of 2016. The company... >>

Best smartphones of MWC 2015: Samsung, HTC, Microsoft and more

Best smartphones of MWC 2015: Samsung, HTC, Microsoft and more

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Although smartphones are unveiled and launched throughout the year, there's one specific trade show that features the highest concentration of new devices displayed to the public for the very first time; Mobile World Congress. The event in Barcelona... >>

Does anybody understand these baffling MWC slogans?

Does anybody understand these baffling MWC slogans?

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One of the things we always notice when trudging trade show floors is that companies feel the need to explain what they do, or what they are showing in a three or four word slogan. However, most of them are claptrap of the highest order. What might sound... >>

Virgin Atlantic to make your flights run smoothly using Sony SmartEyeGlass and SmartWear

Virgin Atlantic to make your flights run smoothly using Sony SmartEyeGlass and SmartWear

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Sony and Virgin Atlantic have joined forces with the airline adopting Sony wearable technologies to help its engineers maintain aircraft. The trial will include Virgin Atlantic's engineers being kitted out with Sony SmartEyeGlass Developer Edition SED-E1... >>

What the? All-new BlackBerry slider phone unexpectedly revealed at MWC 2015

What the? All-new BlackBerry slider phone unexpectedly revealed at MWC 2015

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After leading to wide speculation that BlackBerry would mostly concentrate on software this year, thanks to a previous statement, the company pulled a major surprise during its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona; it will be going... >>

Goodbye chip and PIN, even market stalls will soon take contactless payments thanks to PayPal

Goodbye chip and PIN, even market stalls will soon take contactless payments thanks to PayPal

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PayPal is soon to introduce a new version of its card reader for small businesses and market traders that will also accept contactless payments through built-in NFC technology. The company had previous ranged a PayPal Here chip and PIN reader that could... >>

You'll soon access Google Nova mobile network using Google Android on your Google Nexus phone

You'll soon access Google Nova mobile network using Google Android on your Google Nexus phone

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Google is said to be launching its own mobile phone network and sell airtime and data price plans directly to its customers. Plans for a US service, which will use wholesale carrier space acquired from Sprint and T-Mobile, will come to fruition in the... >>