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Xbox summer sale 2016: What are the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 bargains?

Xbox summer sale 2016: What are the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 bargains?

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Microsoft has launched its annual Xbox summer sale, the Ultimate Game Sale, for 2016 and there are more than 170 digital items and games on offer with up to 75 per cent off. Xbox Live Gold members get better bargains, but even if you don't subscribe to... >>

Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless headphones take on Bose QC 35 with noise cancellation and 30hrs battery

Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless headphones take on Bose QC 35 with noise cancellation and 30hrs battery

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Bose recently updated its QuietComfort range of ANC headphones for discerning travellers by introducing a wireless model, the Bose QC 35. Now it's Sennheiser's turn, as it takes on the US firm head(phones) to head(phones) with the PXC 550. Coming soon... >>

This is the Samsung Smart Glow ring you could see on Galaxy S8

This is the Samsung Smart Glow ring you could see on Galaxy S8

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Press images of the Samsung Galaxy J2 have leaked ahead of a launch later this week. That might not be of much interest to you, considering the phone is really for emerging markets and unlikely to make it onto these shores, but it's what the images reveal... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

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Film and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK. As well as the free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, digital subscription,... >>

Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator now available to pre-order

Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator now available to pre-order

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The company behind remote controls shaped like Harry Potter's wand, The Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver and a Star Trek Phaser has again turned its attention to the latter, but this time for an extension to your mobile phone rather than a TV controller. The... >>

46 amazing and cringeworthy selfies: From the dangerous to the downright gross

46 amazing and cringeworthy selfies: From the dangerous to the downright gross

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The selfie phenomenon is unrelenting, you can't open a browser without someone's self-taken mugshot gurning down on you. That said, we'd be lying if we didn't dot our own social media accounts with a surreptitiously taken smartphone snap taken at arm's... >>

Full Samsung Galaxy Note 7 picture leak shows all colours, both sides

Full Samsung Galaxy Note 7 picture leak shows all colours, both sides

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Remarkably, there's only a month to go before Samsung is set to unveil its latest flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 7. Many reports have a launch event pegged for 2 August - a departure from the pre-IFA Unpacked press conference Samsung usually hosts.... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Wimbledon, Formula E and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Wimbledon, Formula E and more

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It has been a real summer of sport and that is reflected in our weekly round-up of TV shows from the last seven days you should catch-up on. If you scroll backwards through a Freeview Play electronic programme guide, you can click on any of the following... >>

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye

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BMW has partnered with tech firms Intel and Mobileye with the hope that it will be able to put a whole fleet of fully autonomous cars into production by 2021. The BMW iNext car, shown in its concept form in May, will be the basis of the self-driving range... >>

deadmau5 to star in own VR game with special edition Google Cardboard

deadmau5 to star in own VR game with special edition Google Cardboard

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DJ and dance music artist deadmau5 is starring in his own virtual reality game out at the end of July. What's more, you can order a limited and special edition version of Google Cardboard to use while playing it. He has partnered with vodka company Absolut... >>

Xiaomi Mi Notebook is actually real and, yes, it looks like a MacBook

Xiaomi Mi Notebook is actually real and, yes, it looks like a MacBook

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Xiaomi, the Chinese company that has ex-Google executive Hugo Barra on its board, is finally ready to release its elusive Mi Notebook onto the market. It has been long-rumoured, with the most recent speculation suggesting it would appear earlier this... >>

Tesla Autopilot death under investigation

Tesla Autopilot death under investigation

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Tesla's Autopilot mode is under investigation by US regulators after causing a fatal crash in the States on 7 May. A Tesla Model S driver hit the trailer of an 18-wheeler truck in Florida, which resulted in his death. It is claimed that he might not have... >>

Amazon Fresh now available in extra areas, get your groceries same day

Amazon Fresh now available in extra areas, get your groceries same day

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Amazon launched Amazon Fresh, its online groceries shopping service, in London at the beginning of June. However, only Amazon Prime members within the initial 69 central and east London postcodes could order fresh food and supplies. That has now expanded... >>

Oneadaptr Twist+ World Charging Station: One-stop global charger for MacBook, iPad, iPhone and more

Oneadaptr Twist+ World Charging Station: One-stop global charger for MacBook, iPad, iPhone and more

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When we visited E3 in Los Angeles recently we probably had the most amount of gadgets in our bag than we'd ever taken to a trip before. These included a new MacBook, an iPhone, iPad, USB camera battery charger for our Canon 5D Mk III, Nintendo 3DS and... >>

Amazon Prime Day will offer 1,000s of Black Friday style deals on 12 July

Amazon Prime Day will offer 1,000s of Black Friday style deals on 12 July

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Amazon is to hold is second annual Amazon Prime Day on Tuesday 12 July, where it will discount more than 100,000 products in a Black Friday style sell-off. All deals will be offered to Prime members exclusively and they will be available globally. That... >>

Amazing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pic leak shows iris scanner and more

Amazing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pic leak shows iris scanner and more

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A new picture leak, of what is claimed to be the front panel of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7, shows a couple of interesting things. If genuine, it confirms the presence of the iris scanner that has been much-rumoured over the last month or so.... >>

BlackBerry Hamburg could be called BlackBerry Neon, first press picture leaks

BlackBerry Hamburg could be called BlackBerry Neon, first press picture leaks

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It has been common knowledge that BlackBerry will release two mid-range Android phones this year, most often called by their codenames, Hamburg and Rome. But a new report claims that the former of the two will actually be called the BlackBerry Neon. And... >>

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 earphones show that wireless and class can go together

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 earphones show that wireless and class can go together

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B&O Play, the offshoot brand from Bang & Olufsen, is continuing its release of wireless headphones with the Beoplay H5, the company's first in-ears to cut the cord. The earphones are tethered by a single cable, that keeps them together, but Bluetooth... >>

Cozmo is the tiny robot with the big brain, from the team behind Anki Overdrive

Cozmo is the tiny robot with the big brain, from the team behind Anki Overdrive

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US toy start-up Anki has had great success with its artificially intelligent, app-controlled driving games over the last couple of years, but it is finally ready to expand its line-up with a departure from its Drive and Overdrive racing systems. Cozmo... >>

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

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Twitter has recently announced a whole raft of tweaks and changes that are coming to the platform soon, but the first to arrive will be #Stickers, the fun photo-changing feature that was trialled with a select few accounts a few months ago. Twitter Stickers... >>

Amazing iPhone 7 leaked pics again show headphone jack is gone forever

Amazing iPhone 7 leaked pics again show headphone jack is gone forever

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New pictures of the alleged metal casing for the iPhone 7 have emerged which further show the absence of a 3.5mm heaphone jack this time around. Apple has long been rumoured to remove the audio output if favour of using the Lightning connection for... >>

It looks like BlackBerry Hamburg won't even be made by BlackBerry anymore

It looks like BlackBerry Hamburg won't even be made by BlackBerry anymore

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BlackBerry has previously and publicly pulled out of making devices around its own operating system, opting for layering its own security software onto Android going forward. Now though it looks like it won't even make its own phones by heading down the... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Glastonbury 2016, Celebrity Masterchef and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Glastonbury 2016, Celebrity Masterchef and more

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We know the feeling. You're bored with live TV and want something to watch immediately that isn't a soap or the news. These days though, you are spoiled for choice, especially if you have Freeview Play on your TV or set-top-box. Televisions, set-top-boxes... >>

Netflix finally considering downloads for offline viewing

Netflix finally considering downloads for offline viewing

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A couple of years ago, Netflix told Pocket-lint that offline viewing was very unlikely to ever happen. Licensing of shows and movies was one reason given. Since then, its major rival Amazon Instant Video added offline viewing for some of its content,... >>

Glastonbury 2016 to be filmed in VR by EE, festival fun in 360-degrees

Glastonbury 2016 to be filmed in VR by EE, festival fun in 360-degrees

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EE has been the technology partner of the Glastonbury Festival for many a year and each time comes up with a new way to integrate its tech into the everyday goings on at Worthy Farm. This year virtual reality is on the rise, so it makes sense that EE... >>