Archive for Rik Henderson

LG Bello II won’t set the world alight but won’t break the bank either

LG Bello II won’t set the world alight but won’t break the bank either

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LG continues down its path of offering smartphone for all tastes with the LG Bello II. It is an entry-level 5-inch smartphone that is more aimed at emerging markets than mature ones, but the 5-megapixel "selfie" camera on the front puts it aside from... >>

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus? Amazing leaked pictures reveal all

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus? Amazing leaked pictures reveal all

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Considering the wealth of rumours that have been flying around over the last couple of months, Samsung is widely expected to reveal a larger version of its Galaxy S6 edge flagship smartphone sometime soon, and a series of hands-on pictures that allegedly... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 finally official after months of leaks, just 5.6mm thin

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 finally official after months of leaks, just 5.6mm thin

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The announcement of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is hardly a big surprise, given that leaked images showing the device first surfaced in May, but now it has been officially revealed and you will be able to buy one from August. There will be two sizes available,... >>

The Ashes: How Sky Sports brings the series to your TV, tablet or smartphone

The Ashes: How Sky Sports brings the series to your TV, tablet or smartphone

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Cricket is all about statistics, something that Sky Sports recognises and prioritises in its coverage of the sport and The Ashes specifically. The latest iteration of the Sky Sports app has a dedicated section for the England versus Australia series... >>

Now TV takes further step to being Sky TV for those without a dish, sports monthly pass now available

Now TV takes further step to being Sky TV for those without a dish, sports monthly pass now available

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Sky's Now TV is rapidly becoming the broadcaster's alternative paid TV service for those who cannot have a satellite dish. Already offering monthly passes for entertainment and movies channels, the service has finally launched a monthly pass for Sky's... >>

Incredible Samsung Galaxy Note 5 renders appear on Amazon, show an auto-ejecting S Pen

Incredible Samsung Galaxy Note 5 renders appear on Amazon, show an auto-ejecting S Pen

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After a recent spate of rumours, it is believed that Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy Note ahead of its usual pre-IFA Unpacked event, with 12 August being the date now talked about the most. And one case manufacturer has provided some of the best renders... >>

It will cost you just £15 a month to get 4K live footy this season

It will cost you just £15 a month to get 4K live footy this season

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BT has announced the price of its BT TV Ultra HD package, which includes the broadcaster's new dedicated 4K channel, and it's cheaper than you might previously have thought. The channel comes as part of BT's Entertainment Ultra HD package that costs... >>

What is an e-SIM and how will it change smartphones for the better?

What is an e-SIM and how will it change smartphones for the better?

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It is reported that both Apple and Samsung are in talks with major network providers to adopt electronic SIM cards for future smartphones. The move would see the manufacturers join others in the mobile business in utilising e-SIMs in their devices, which... >>

Amp company Marshall to launch own smartphone… no, really

Amp company Marshall to launch own smartphone… no, really

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Marshall, the famed British company behind many a guitar amplifier, is moving into mobile phones. It is soon to launch its own smartphone, made in collaboration with the Finnish firm behind the Ibis smart bracelet concept we wrote about in 2014. That... >>

Want to expand your Xbox One gaming? Now you can sync it to Philips Hue lighting

Want to expand your Xbox One gaming? Now you can sync it to Philips Hue lighting

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Philips has partnered with games developer Frima Studio to provide a more immersive experience for Xbox One owners. Frima's game Chariot syncs with Philips Hue lighting to create a colourful backdrop to gaming session. When playing the indie game, Philips... >>

HTC One M9+ vs HTC One M9: What's the difference?

HTC One M9+ vs HTC One M9: What's the difference?

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Just a few weeks after launching the flagship HTC One M9, the Taiwanese manufacturer added another handset to its line-up, one with a plus suffix to suggest that it is even better than the current hero phone. The HTC One M9+ has now been officially announced... >>

Best Comic-Con 2015 trailers: Suicide Squad, Deadpool, WarCraft, Star Wars and more

Best Comic-Con 2015 trailers: Suicide Squad, Deadpool, WarCraft, Star Wars and more

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The San Diego Comic-Con might be over for another year but it left us looking forward to some incredible movies and TV shows that are coming up later this year and long into next. During the convention we were treated to more news and revelations about... >>

New iPod touch with A8 processing leads Apple refresh charge

New iPod touch with A8 processing leads Apple refresh charge

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As leaked with the last iTunes release, Apple has refreshed its iPod line with a new range of colours for the family of devices: iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle. And as well as a few new colour schemes to choose from, the Cupertino company has... >>

PlayStation Now comes to the UK: What is it, and how can you get it?

PlayStation Now comes to the UK: What is it, and how can you get it?

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Officially detailed around a year ago, PlayStation Now has been available in the US and Canada under an open beta scheme for all owners of PlayStation consoles and some Sony TVs (Samsung sets joining the fun too). And now it's finally arrived in the... >>

PlayStation Now goes into open beta in UK, costs from £2.99 to rent a game

PlayStation Now goes into open beta in UK, costs from £2.99 to rent a game

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After a relatively short while in closed beta, PlayStation Now has opened its testing phase to all owners of PlayStation 4 or PS3 consoles. Some Sony Bravia TVs and Blu-rays players will also be able to access it from today. PlayStation Now is Sony's... >>

Samsung Galaxy A8 now official and yes it is Sammy's thinnest phone yet

Samsung Galaxy A8 now official and yes it is Sammy's thinnest phone yet

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Having been the subject of many a rumour in June, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is now officially part of the Korean company's line-up although there are no indications as yet as to whether it will be released outside of China. The headline feature for the phone,... >>

Want free Netflix? TalkTalk TV is giving six month subscriptions away

Want free Netflix? TalkTalk TV is giving six month subscriptions away

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TalkTalk is giving away a six months worth of Netflix to all new TalkTalk Plus TV subscribers. Netflix usually costs £7.49 a month for the standard service, which gives access to HD content and the ability to watch streamed shows and movies on two separate... >>

Logi Blok hands-on: A new name for Logitech and new, space-age protection for your iPad

Logi Blok hands-on: A new name for Logitech and new, space-age protection for your iPad

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Logitech has, after 34 years, taken the "tech" out of its name for the more fun consumer products it has planned in future. Logi, as they will be branded, represents a new, colourful and fun outlook for the Swiss accessory firm and the first product... >>

Welcome to a new look Pocket-lint

Welcome to a new look Pocket-lint

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More than two years ago we relaunched Pocket-lint with an all-new design and a few tweaks in editorial stance. It represented how the internet at large was at the time, also coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Pocket-lint. But times change and so... >>

You might be staring fellow passengers in the face on future flights if you fly economy

You might be staring fellow passengers in the face on future flights if you fly economy

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French airline chair manufacturer Zodiac Seats has come up with a seating design that it believes will help its customers get more economy passengers onto its flights. Called the "economy class cabin hexagon" collection, or "Project HD31", the new seating... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be announced on 12 August, S6 edge Plus too?

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be announced on 12 August, S6 edge Plus too?

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Although Samsung traditionally hosts an Unpacked event on the eve of the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin each year, where it usually announces the latest Galaxy Note phablet, reports suggest that will not be the case this time around. Instead,... >>

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

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It is no secret that Nokia has been looking to offload its Here Maps service for a while, hoping to use the cash from the sale to further its communication network plans, but it looks like the most expected suitor has failed in its bid to take it over.... >>

Nikon Photo Contest 2014 - 2015: These amazing photos/video were the pick of the bunch

Nikon Photo Contest 2014 - 2015: These amazing photos/video were the pick of the bunch

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Nikon recently announced the category winners for its annual photography competition and if you flick through the gallery above you will see some quite simply stunning entries from around the world. The competition also recognises video entries these... >>

Android Wear to embrace interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communications

Android Wear to embrace interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communications

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Under increased competition from rival smartwatch styles and operating systems, such as the Apple Watch and the Pebble Time, Google plans to update its Android Wear platform to include some interesting new features. After wading through a leaked document,... >>

Microsoft to launch six Windows 10 Lumia phones soon(ish)

Microsoft to launch six Windows 10 Lumia phones soon(ish)

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Although it has gone quiet on the new Windows Phone front in recent times, Microsoft is heavily tipped to be bringing at least six new Lumia handsets to market in the coming months. All to feature the phone build of Windows 10 when that's ready. Evan... >>