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Forget Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, wire-free Sulon Q VR doesn’t need a high-end PC

Forget Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, wire-free Sulon Q VR doesn’t need a high-end PC

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When we met Oculus' vice president of mobile Max Cohen in January, he explained that wireless virtual reality headsets of the calibre of the Oculus Rift are a long way away.It will be 15 years before we get something approaching the Star Trek holodeck,... >>

Racing drones could earn you $250,000... like this kid did

Racing drones could earn you $250,000... like this kid did

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A British drone racing team has scooped the main prize of a quarter of a million dollars (£174,000) in the World Drone Prix in Dubai, and the team captain was a 15-year-old boy from the UK.Point-of-view drone racing has exploded in popularity recently,... >>

This is what Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time could look like on Nintendo NX

This is what Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time could look like on Nintendo NX

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As we head towards the summer and E3 rumours of Nintendo's new console, the Nintendo NX, are bound to ramp up. For now though, with little actual information, it's more about what it might be capable of than anything concrete.One thing we're pretty sure... >>

HTC Vive owners will be able to play any Steam game inside a VR living room

HTC Vive owners will be able to play any Steam game inside a VR living room

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Valve has announced a way for PC gamers to play any game from inside the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Any title you have in your Steam library can be accessed while wearing the device, even if it's not designed for VR play.That's because SteamVR... >>

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Virgin... >>

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

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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

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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.Realm... >>

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

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?

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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.Nudees... >>

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

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

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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.Attending the... >>

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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... >>

HTC Vive UK pricing revealed and you're not going to like it

HTC Vive UK pricing revealed and you're not going to like it

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HTC has revealed the official UK release date and pricing for its HTC Vive virtual reality system and we have to admit that it provoked a sharp intake of breath.During Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, the company announced that the entire... >>

Ricoh embraces 4K Ultra HD recording with WG-M2 action cam

Ricoh embraces 4K Ultra HD recording with WG-M2 action cam

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Ricoh has finally followed up its rugged action camera with a new model that ups the ante in video recording. Perhaps the last one-and-a-half years wait has been worthwhile, as the Ricoh WG-M2 has 4K video recording.The camera is ultra-rugged and waterproof... >>

Planet Earth II is coming to the BBC and it will be in 4K

Planet Earth II is coming to the BBC and it will be in 4K

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The BBC has announced that it is currently filming a sequel to its most successful nature documentary series, Planet Earth.Due to air later this year, the cunningly titled Planet Earth II will once again be narrated by Sir David Attenborough, but this... >>

You can go on a VR journey with Sir David Attenborough and a giant dinosaur here

You can go on a VR journey with Sir David Attenborough and a giant dinosaur here

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The BBC has made a special 360-degree short film featuring Sir David Attenborough and a titanosaur which you can watch through a VR headset, such as a Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard or equivalent.And it gives you the opportunity to understand the scale... >>

HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's

HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's

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HTC has revealed the recommended PC specifications for its virtual reality headset, and while it requires a fairly beefy computer - much like Oculus' rival device - there are one or two concessions that might make it a more accessible option.The HTC Vive... >>

Sony Xperia Ear could make Bluetooth earpieces cool again

Sony Xperia Ear could make Bluetooth earpieces cool again

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Sony has announced a return for a gadget we thought had mostly phased out a while back; a Bluetooth earpiece. However, it comes with a twist.The Sony Xperia Ear is a next-generation wireless earpiece that does far more than enable you to make and take... >>

Can the transforming HP Elite X3 smartphone replace your desktop and laptop PCs?

Can the transforming HP Elite X3 smartphone replace your desktop and laptop PCs?

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We've seen devices of this ilk before, not least in the form of the Motorola Atrix 4G released a staggering five years ago, but HP believes it has overcome the barriers that have previously prevented all-in-one smartphone solutions from replacing all... >>

Samsung Gear 360 camera preview: Gear VR-friendly virtual reality video recorder

Samsung Gear 360 camera preview: Gear VR-friendly virtual reality video recorder

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Samsung has a device that is capable of playing VR and 360-degree videos, and a headset capable of personalising the experience. All it needed was a camera to shoot the immersive clips and the entire ecosystem would be complete.That’s where the Samsung... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 lead MWC line-up, but Gear 360 camera looks the weirdest

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 lead MWC line-up, but Gear 360 camera looks the weirdest

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Samsung has used its Samsung Unpacked press conference on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2016 to launch the two smartphones many were expecting and a virtual reality camera that might have taken some by surprise.The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge... >>

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now

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We've often been fond of proposed Lego sets that appear on Lego Ideas, but one of the latest has particularly piqued our interest.Lego Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) is an online place where budding builders put forward their potential toy sets and hope to garner... >>

If you buy one gaming handheld this year make it the ZX Spectrum Vega Plus

If you buy one gaming handheld this year make it the ZX Spectrum Vega Plus

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Retro Computers, the company behind the ZX Spectrum Vega TV console released last year, is hoping to go one better with its next recreation of Sir Clive Sinclair's much-loved computer. It is planning to release a handheld, PS Vita style device that gives... >>

Pre-registration for Nintendo's first mobile app opens for business, grab your Miitomo username now

Pre-registration for Nintendo's first mobile app opens for business, grab your Miitomo username now

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Nintendo revealed recently that its first app for iPhone and Android devices will be coming in March and that, rather than a game, it is a fun and friendly communications application.Miitomo enables users to interact with each other through their Nintendo... >>

LG Tone Platinum wireless in-ears look bonkers but have high-end aspirations

LG Tone Platinum wireless in-ears look bonkers but have high-end aspirations

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As part of its Mobile World Congress line-up next week, LG will be demonstrating the high-end audio aspirations of its new in-ear headphones, the LG Tone Platinum.Co-developed with Harman Kardon, the Tone Platinum wireless earbuds connect via Bluetooth,... >>

This videogame will cost you a cool $10 million, can you guess what it is?

This videogame will cost you a cool $10 million, can you guess what it is?

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UK retailer Game has listed a one-off, exclusive game bundle that will set you back a cool $10 million (£7 million).That's enough to buy you a mega-yacht, Steve McQueen's 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, or one of Lionel Messi's toenails. However, if you'd rather... >>

Demand 5 is dead, My5 is Channel 5’s new catch-up service

Demand 5 is dead, My5 is Channel 5’s new catch-up service

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UK broadcaster Channel 5 has followed Channel 4 and ITV by rebranding its on demand service. Demand 5 will now be called My5 going forward.Apps have already started to update, with iOS and Android devices already getting the new My5 portal. Other places... >>

Snapdragon Wear will give your next smartwatch better battery life and more

Snapdragon Wear will give your next smartwatch better battery life and more

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Qualcomm has announced a wearables platform and new system on chip that could potentially solve a couple of the most common complaints for smartwatches.Many Android Wear smartwatches already use the company's Snapdragon 400 chipset, but the newly unveiled... >>

Pre-order Quantum Break on Xbox One, get Windows 10 PC version for free

Pre-order Quantum Break on Xbox One, get Windows 10 PC version for free

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Quantum Break, the Xbox One game that has been talked about for a couple of years, has finally been given a release date: 5 April. What's more, it's not just coming to Microsoft's console but will also be available for Windows 10 PCs.Microsoft has also... >>

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

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Virtual reality, or VR, is far from a new technology. It has been around for decades, giving users the chance to experience and interact in a world that is separate to their real, everyday lives.This in turn has been used for a variety of reasons, from... >>

Sonos finally gets full Apple Music support at last

Sonos finally gets full Apple Music support at last

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Apple Music has finally arrived on Sonos in full.From today, the full Apple Music streaming service will be available to all Sonos speaker owners and will provide access to all of the features subscribers expect.That includes the For You, New, Radio (including... >>

Voice dictation coming to Apple TV, you'll be able to speak your username and password

Voice dictation coming to Apple TV, you'll be able to speak your username and password

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Apple will introduce voice dictation to its 2015 Apple TV set-top-boxes in the near future, with beta software users already getting that function.The company has been trialling and adding new features to tvOS 9.2, which is hotly tipped to be announced... >>

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

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When we visited this year's Toy Fair in January there was a notable absentee: LeapFrog. The company specialises in gadgets for younger kids and has always been a must-see for us each year, with its cunning devices that ape adult equivalents.Now we know... >>

Sky Q goes on sale, from £42 a month and £99 one-off fee

Sky Q goes on sale, from £42 a month and £99 one-off fee

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Sky's all-new, all-singing and dancing TV entertainment system is now available. Sky Q can be bought from the company's own dedicated online store from today, 9 February.The Sky Q packages start at £42 a month, although there will also be set-up costs... >>

3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs won’t even support it

3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs won’t even support it

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It's been expected for quite a while but 3D in the home is officially kaput. Both Samsung and LG are phasing out the technology when it comes to new TVs and that will put the final nail in the format's coffin.It was telling for us that very few companies... >>

Three promises to freeze prices for five years if it buys O2

Three promises to freeze prices for five years if it buys O2

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In response to Ofcom's suggestion that the O2 acquisition by CK Hutchinson Holdings, owner of Three, would be bad for competition in the UK, the network's chairman has written an open letter which promises a price freeze if the deal goes ahead.Printed... >>