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The Chickening film remix is the craziest thing you'll see today

The Chickening film remix is the craziest thing you'll see today

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Video effects artist Nick DenBoer has created possibly one of the weirdest, most disturbing remixes of a famous film yet. The Chickening is his own adaptation of Stanley Kubrik's The Shining and, while stunningly, maddeningly brilliant, once seen it'll... >>

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

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Held at the start of each year, massive consumer electronics trade show CES always gives a good indication on what the hottest tech topics will be for the 12 months ahead. And if this year's show was any indication, we will finally be getting the 4K Ultra... >>

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

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Flying Gadgets, the toy company that introduced the X-Voice voice-controlled drone last year, is bringing another unique quadcopter to the UK later this year, the X-Water. It can fly both above and below water, while filming 720p video. What's more, it... >>

Amazon Prime Music continues assault on Apple Music with ad-free radio stations and lyrics

Amazon Prime Music continues assault on Apple Music with ad-free radio stations and lyrics

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Although Amazon's streaming music service is playing catch-up in the amount of content it offers in comparison with rivals, it has added a couple of new features for UK Prime members that might make them think twice about continuing with their Apple Music... >>

Amazon Prime Now delivers within an hour of ordering, in Liverpool

Amazon Prime Now delivers within an hour of ordering, in Liverpool

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Amazon might already offered same day collection at many of its pick up points but it is now going one better. Amazon Prime Now is a new service that will deliver orders in one hour for a fee. While this started in the Manhattan area, it's now available in... >>

Barclays will finally support Apple Pay on iPhone within two months

Barclays will finally support Apple Pay on iPhone within two months

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Barclays bank customers will be able to use Apple Pay on their iPhones, iPads and Apple Watch smartwatches within the next two months. The bank replied to an email from Oli Foster-Burnell, a customer who asked why it still hadn't added Apple Pay support,... >>

Best tech toys for Christmas 2016: Drones, cameras, smartwatches and more

Best tech toys for Christmas 2016: Drones, cameras, smartwatches and more

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It might seem strange talking about toys your kids will likely want come the end of 2016 already, but each January London plays host to the UK's biggest toy trade fair and that means we get to see upcoming goodies almost 11 months in advance. We spend... >>

BBC Three Online takes over from broadcast on 16 February, here's what's available

BBC Three Online takes over from broadcast on 16 February, here's what's available

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It has been known for more than a year that the BBC planned to change BBC Three from a broadcast channel into a zone on BBC iPlayer, but the BBC Trust would always have the final say. Now it has approved the proposal and the changeover from a broadcast... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Legend, Royal Rumble...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Legend, Royal Rumble...

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The weekend is once again almost upon us and therefore it is time for our regular feature where we present five fine-honed highlights for TV shows and films we suggest you check out on the streaming services. Available across different apps and channels,... >>

How many movies can you name in this Lego celebration of 2015?

How many movies can you name in this Lego celebration of 2015?

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Toscano Bricks has been remaking movie trailers using Lego for years, which are then posted to the dedicated YouTube Channel, but we feel that the latest video is its most ambitious yet. It has recreated scenes from a large number of the biggest movies... >>

You can now pre-order your Starbucks coffee from an iPhone or Android phone at any UK branch

You can now pre-order your Starbucks coffee from an iPhone or Android phone at any UK branch

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Starbucks has rolled out its Mobile Order & Pay service to all outlets in the UK. You can now use your iPhone or Android phone to pre-order your coffee and other Starbucks goodies to be ready for you when you arrive at 300 stores up and down the country.... >>

Nintendo NX console specifications leaked in official survey, internet blows up

Nintendo NX console specifications leaked in official survey, internet blows up

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An online survey currently being undertaken by marketing firm GfK has caused outrage amongst the gaming community. That's because it was designed to gauge responses from Nintendo fans about the upcoming NX console and, as part of the questionnaire, listed... >>

iPhone 7 display could be made by Foxconn as it lodges £3.8 billion bid for Sharp

iPhone 7 display could be made by Foxconn as it lodges £3.8 billion bid for Sharp

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Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly willing to pay out 625 billion yen (£3.8 billion) for troubled Japanese consumer electronics brand Sharp. The offer far exceeds a 300 yen bid previously made for the company by a Japanese government-sponsored... >>

Mortal Kombat XL lets you fight as the Alien vs the Predator or Jason vs Leatherface

Mortal Kombat XL lets you fight as the Alien vs the Predator or Jason vs Leatherface

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An extended version of Warner Bros latest in the Mortal Kombat series adds two of the most sought after downloadable content packs to the original game to offer the most complete experience yet. What's more, as those packs include playable characters... >>

Sky Go refreshed with new design, additional features to follow

Sky Go refreshed with new design, additional features to follow

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Sky has started to roll-out a redesigned Sky Go experience that will eventually reach all devices and be the de facto standard going forward. Starting with the online browser and Android versions, the new Sky Go has a brand new home page and look. The... >>

Best hoverboard fails: Mini-Segway accidents, spills and idiots ahoy

Best hoverboard fails: Mini-Segway accidents, spills and idiots ahoy

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Hoverboards, mini-segways, self-balancing scooters, idiotmobiles, call them what you will, there's no denying that the two-wheeled electric boards have taken the world by storm. They have sold in their thousands and while it's not technically legal to... >>

£1.2 million Games London initiative launched by a Minecraft Boris Johnson

£1.2 million Games London initiative launched by a Minecraft Boris Johnson

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched an initiative to help promote games and games development in the UK capital that will initially be funded to the tune of £1.2 million. What's more, he presented an online press conference to announce the scheme,... >>

These are the 25 internet passwords you must not use

These are the 25 internet passwords you must not use

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Internet security software firm SplashData has released its annual list of passwords of the worst and most common passwords that you absolutely must not use. If you use any of the ones we list below, you must change them immediately. They might be easier... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10 camera continues with Android but scraps the phone

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10 camera continues with Android but scraps the phone

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Panasonic has announced a new version of its Android-based digital camera, the Lumix DMC-CM10. However, unlike the CM1 that came before, it has decided to ditch the communications aspect; you can no longer use the device as a phone too. Announced in Japan... >>

Will the next Google Nexus phone be HTC?

Will the next Google Nexus phone be HTC?

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For the last few years Google has used LG, Huawei and, when it was its own brand, Motorola to build Nexus phones. Samsung preceded those. But the first manufacturer of a Nexus smartphone, released six years ago, was actually HTC. Now it is heavily rumoured... >>

Samsung SM-R150 ‘Triathlon’ sportswatch revealed in leaked pics, looks like Gear S2

Samsung SM-R150 ‘Triathlon’ sportswatch revealed in leaked pics, looks like Gear S2

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Although we don't yet know for sure what Samsung plans to unveil during its traditional Mobile World Congress Unpacked press event, the smart money is on a series of smartphones in the Galaxy S7 family. It also seems that the company will be showing at... >>

WhatsApp now completely free for all, subscriptions scrapped

WhatsApp now completely free for all, subscriptions scrapped

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WhatsApp is ditching subscription fees to make the service completely free to use, no matter how long you use it for. Until now, the messaging app has been free for the first year of use but then charged a fee of 99 US cents for each extra year. That... >>

HBO screens 7-and-a-half hour long The Godfather Epic with unseen footage

HBO screens 7-and-a-half hour long The Godfather Epic with unseen footage

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HBO has started to screen an illusive cut of The Godfather that adds a new dimension to the craze of binge TV; it is seven-and-a-half hours long without adverts. The Godfather Epic is made up of The Godfather Parts I and II, re-cut chronologically and... >>

Print porn is dead: Penthouse ditches mag after Playboy scraps nudes

Print porn is dead: Penthouse ditches mag after Playboy scraps nudes

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The days of finding random pages of porn magazines in park bushes are almost over. Like Playboy, Penthouse has decided to focus its mucky mind on the internet instead. But while Playboy is to continue to publish a print magazine after March, except without... >>

Microsoft will launch a phone on 1 February, but it will only be the Lumia 650

Microsoft will launch a phone on 1 February, but it will only be the Lumia 650

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As rumours ramp up about prospective new Lumia 750 and possibly 850 launches during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, it seems that Microsoft will indeed launch a new phone in February. However, that phone is more-likely to be the lower mid-range... >>