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Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: 26 February, 29 March, 15 April, 18 April, take your pick

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: 26 February, 29 March, 15 April, 18 April, take your pick

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After the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, Samsung is keen to ensure that its next flagship smartphone launch not only goes without hitch, but that it is extra special in every way. That's why it is not expected to be hosting an Unpacked event at this year's Mobile... >>

Best movies to look forward to in 2017: Here are all the top film trailers

Best movies to look forward to in 2017: Here are all the top film trailers

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We're driving headlong into 2017 and are full of hope about the year ahead, including the wonderful cinematic treats we have awaiting us.There are returns for some much-loved comic book characters and a few movie debuts. There are plenty of sequels to... >>

This simple text will crash any iPhone, here's how to recover

This simple text will crash any iPhone, here's how to recover

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With every new iOS build there seems to be a way to crash it, breach it or do something else malicious with it.This time, for iOS 10 and all its iterations, iPhone users need to be wary about a couple of simple text messages that are going around. If... >>

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

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Valve is working on a new single-player game set in the Half-Life or Portal universes.During a questions and answer session on Reddit, Valve's founder, Gabe Newell, gave several clues as to what that might be.When asked if Valve was working on "any fully-fledged... >>

Nintendo Switch launch line up is poor but "not be all and end all" for console

Nintendo Switch launch line up is poor but "not be all and end all" for console

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Most who have played with a Nintendo Switch so far will agree that it has great potential. It is a clever piece of technology that has a chance of finding a gap in the market and therefore do much better than its predecessor, the Wii U.However, almost... >>

5 Nintendo Switch games to pre-order first, and one well worth the wait

5 Nintendo Switch games to pre-order first, and one well worth the wait

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The Nintendo Switch has been revealed in full. We know the price, release date and the accessories to expect at launch and throughout the year. You can even pre-order the new console yourself.But what about the games? There's a healthy list of titles... >>

Nintendo Switch preview: Return of the king?

Nintendo Switch preview: Return of the king?

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We are finally privy to all the details, price and release date of the Nintendo Switch. And we have also finally got our hands on it and it's good, it's very good.There are some caveats, but it looks like Nintendo could relegate the horrific failure... >>

Nintendo Switch presentation event: Watch it again right here

Nintendo Switch presentation event: Watch it again right here

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Nintendo fully revealed all its new console, the Nintendo Switch, including release date and price on Friday 13 January during an online presentation event that you can watch again in full right here.There are plenty of games to view too, so the show... >>

Lego City Undercover confirmed for Nintendo Switch, here's the trailer

Lego City Undercover confirmed for Nintendo Switch, here's the trailer

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Warner Bros has confirmed that there will an enhanced Nintendo Switch version of the underrated Wii U title Lego City Undercover.The open world adventure - sort of a tamer, Lego-flavoured Grand Theft Auto - was one of the Wii U launch games and got rave... >>

Samsung Family Hub 2.0 refrigerator preview: Spotify and sausages

Samsung Family Hub 2.0 refrigerator preview: Spotify and sausages

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Samsung revealed its new Family Hub refrigerator line-up immediately prior to CES but we got to see one of them in the flesh at the company's main press conference.The concept is similar if not identical to last year's CES sensation, but there are a few... >>

Watch the HTC U launch event again: U Ultra and U Play unveiled

Watch the HTC U launch event again: U Ultra and U Play unveiled

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HTC held a launch event on the morning of Wednesday 12 January where it launched two new smartphones that go by the moniker "U".The HTC U Play and HTC U Ultra were both unveiled on stage, with the latter being the flagship model, with a 5.7-inch 2560... >>

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: 7.1.2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: 7.1.2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect

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Sony was one of the manufacturers at this year's CES to throw its weight behind Dolby Atmos, the audio format with extra height channels to create a more immersive bubble of sound.The Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar, which perfectly matches the company's Dolby... >>

LG SJ9 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: Extended home cinema without the clutter

LG SJ9 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: Extended home cinema without the clutter

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There were plenty of soundbars launched at CES in January, with 2017 looking like the year that Dolby Atmos properly takes off in the home.Sony and Samsung are both investing heavily in Dolby Atmos kit, while LG is really going to town with the technology.... >>

Ring Floodlight Cam preview: Smart, bright security system to scare intruders away

Ring Floodlight Cam preview: Smart, bright security system to scare intruders away

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Ring has had great success with its camera-enabled doorbell over the last year, so much so that it is expanding its product portfolio to now include a clever security cam and spotlight system that will hopefully keep intruders away.The Ring Floodlight... >>

LG PJ9 levitating speaker preview: The Bluetooth speaker that hovers

LG PJ9 levitating speaker preview: The Bluetooth speaker that hovers

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Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes these days, and there are even some that float.But when you normally talk about floating speakers, you are usually referring to waterproof devices, that you can use in a swimming pool.The LG PJ9 is a different... >>

Nvidia Spot preview: The Google Assistant mic and speaker

Nvidia Spot preview: The Google Assistant mic and speaker

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Alongside the new version of the Nvidia Shield TV, an Android Nougat-powered media streamer, the company will be launching the Nvidia Spot.It's a tiny sphere that you plug into an available power socket which works with the Shield TV box and basically... >>

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

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Nvidia is soon to release a new version of the Nvidia Shield Android TV. It will also expand its GeForce Now cloud gaming service in the coming months to more than just Shield devices.However, the new GeForce Now will be an alternative offering, just... >>

Samsung M9500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player preview: Not just 4K but Bluetooth too

Samsung M9500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player preview: Not just 4K but Bluetooth too

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Samsung announced its new, top-of-the-line Ultra HD Blu-ray player a week or so before the CES 2017 consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas but we have now seen the M9500 in the flesh.The Korean company calls its new deck the ultimate content player... >>

HTC Vive Tracker preview: Turns baseball bats, guns and more into VR controllers

HTC Vive Tracker preview: Turns baseball bats, guns and more into VR controllers

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2016 might not have been the year of virtual reality everybody had previously predicted, but it set the stall for future innovations. And unlike failed attempts in the past, this time it does seem that VR is here to stay.One of the best headsets available... >>

What is Google Daydream and what devices support it? Google's Android VR platform explained

What is Google Daydream and what devices support it? Google's Android VR platform explained

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When it comes to virtual reality, Google has been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them with plenty of content to view, through YouTube.In 2016 Google introduced Daydream, a new... >>

Focal Utopia by Tournaire preview: Yes, these really are a $120,000 pair of headphones

Focal Utopia by Tournaire preview: Yes, these really are a $120,000 pair of headphones

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We'll start by saying that there is no doubt that the Focal Utopia open-back, over-ear headphones are astounding. They are quite possibly the best headphones we've ever used and every ounce of the renowned French manufacturer's audio expertise is right... >>

What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data?

What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data?

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Sky has joined BT and Virgin Media in offering its own mobile network service alongside TV, landline and broadband. Sky Mobile, will try and give you a few features you might not find anywhere else. That's why we've decided to give you a low down on... >>

Sony Bravia A1 Series OLED TV preview: Breathtaking pictures and unique audio tech combine

Sony Bravia A1 Series OLED TV preview: Breathtaking pictures and unique audio tech combine

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We've been waiting for a Sony OLED TV for quite some time now, but we could never have expected the Bravia A1 Series.It has stunning pictures, Dolby Vision support, superthin form factor and other trademark traits of the imaging tech but none of them... >>

Sony's amazing OLED A1E series TV is also a speaker, the screen vibrates

Sony's amazing OLED A1E series TV is also a speaker, the screen vibrates

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Sony has unveiled its OLED TV and it has an incredible trick up its sleeve. Not only does it support the Dolby Vision HDR standard, there are no speakers on the television. That's because the whole TV is a speaker too.The superthin screen vibrates to... >>

Samsung CES 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

Samsung CES 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

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As always, Samsung will have a huge presence at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and will debut a whole host of new products.We've already seen some of them, including the new QLED TV technology for 2017 televisions, and the second generation Family Hub refrigerators.... >>