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HTC U11 looks stunning in solar red, pre-orders open now

HTC U11 looks stunning in solar red, pre-orders open now

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HTC has started pre-orders for one of its sexiest-looking phones yet.The "solar red" version of the HTC U11 is, in our opinion, a real looker. HTC's manufacturing processes for this range of handsets has created a red-backed device that shimmers and... >>

Google Pixel 2 pops up in HTC U11's system files, confirms HTC involvement

Google Pixel 2 pops up in HTC U11's system files, confirms HTC involvement

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You never know what you might find in a phone's system files, if you dig deep enough. You might even find confirmation that a manufacturer is working on additional devices; even hugely-anticipated handsets for other, major companies.For example, we've... >>

Stunning short film made entirely in GTA 5, you won't believe your eyes

Stunning short film made entirely in GTA 5, you won't believe your eyes

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We knew Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA 5) looks good, even though it's almost three years old, but we never knew it could look this good.Director Matt MacDonald has used the game to create a 12-minute short film that, for the most part, looks like a big... >>

What was missing from E3 2017? The consoles and games that failed to show

What was missing from E3 2017? The consoles and games that failed to show

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E3 2017 is done and dusted now, and there were plenty of amazing games on show, along with an all-new console in the form of the 4K powerhouse Xbox One X. However, while the convention was jam packed with stuff to see, there were also some previously... >>

This translation device is the Babel Fish we’ve all been waiting for

This translation device is the Babel Fish we’ve all been waiting for

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Remember the Babel Fish in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the fish you popped into your ear to translate any language? Well, now it's here.Okay, it's not actually a fish. And only one part of it goes into your lughole. But the Translate One2One from... >>

Professor Layton gets Pokemon Go treatment, gotta solve 'em all

Professor Layton gets Pokemon Go treatment, gotta solve 'em all

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Another game that became a craze on Nintendo consoles is has been turned into a real world, AR and social treatment for smartphones - much like Pokemon Go.The Professor Layton series has been hugely successful on DS then 3DS, with numerous games featuring... >>

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

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Giant videogames show E3 2017 is now over, but it was a cracking event and we managed to get our hands on several amazing titles coming up later this year or beyond.As well as a brand new console, the Xbox One X, the show had potentially yielded the... >>

Xbox One X preview: Age of 4K HDR gaming enters an all-new phase

Xbox One X preview: Age of 4K HDR gaming enters an all-new phase

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We'd run out of fingers and toes if we tried to count the amount of times Microsoft has said its Xbox One X console (formerly Project Scorpio) is the "most powerful console ever", but it doesn't make those claims lightly.It technically is.As we know though,... >>

Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017: Find out what was launched for Switch

Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017: Find out what was launched for Switch

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Nintendo has a massive presence on the showfloor at E3 each year, but hasn't hosted a physical press conference for a while.Instead, it streams a pre-recorded Nintendo Spotlight video on the morning of the massive game show opening its doors for the... >>

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

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E3 2017 is here! The videogames show officially opening its doors on starting on Tuesday 13 June, but the press conferences have already started.Microsoft unveiled its Xbox One X 4K powerhouse of a console at its event, and then it was down to Sony... >>

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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Although Microsoft announced its 4K games console during E3 2016 last June, it was Sony that beat it to the punch, releasing its mid-generation upgrade a full year before the Xbox equivalent.The PS4 Pro has been available since the end of last year and... >>

Xbox E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

Xbox E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

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Microsoft announced its new console, now known as the Xbox One X during its E3 2017 press conference, which you can watch all over again right here. It is even available to view in 4K on a supported computer or TV.The Xbox Media Briefing lasted approximately... >>

Xbox One X: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Xbox One X: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Microsoft pulled a bit of a pleasant surprise during the E3 2016 games trade show by announcing Project Scorpio - a 4K-capable version of its console which it called the "most powerful console yet" - would go on sale in 2017. See it on Amazon US See... >>

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

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Microsoft has officially unveiled the Xbox One X - its new Xbox console claimed to be the "most powerful" games machine yet.It's due to be released on 7 November, with the price yet to be revealed, but we know the internal specifications, which put it... >>

Xbox One X official - the best console on the planet, out 7 November

Xbox One X official - the best console on the planet, out 7 November

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Microsoft has officially announced the Xbox One X - formerly called Project Scorpio.The new console will be out later this year, from 7 November, for $499 in the US, £449 in the UK.It's not cheap.However, it is undoubtedly the most powerful, best spec'ed... >>

FIFA 18: Release date, what's new and everything you need to know

FIFA 18: Release date, what's new and everything you need to know

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FIFA 18 details have been announced and Pocket-lint has had a chance to play an early build of the game for several hours ahead of E3 2017.This year's edition has plenty of changes too, with a second year of the Frostbite engine yielding some very impressive... >>

Hackers demand ransom from The Witcher developer to not reveal details of new game

Hackers demand ransom from The Witcher developer to not reveal details of new game

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CD Projekt Red is in a bit of a bind. The developer behind The Witcher 3 and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game has revealed that hackers have obtained design documents of its next title, Cyberpunk 2077, and are demanding cash to prevent a massive leak.Cyberpunk... >>

YouView piloting Alexa support for TV boxes, change channels using voice-control

YouView piloting Alexa support for TV boxes, change channels using voice-control

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YouView is planning Alexa support for viewers using any of the connected TV set-top-boxes available through TalkTalk, BT and other manufacturers.It is piloting voice-controlled features that will enable viewers to interact with their boxes and YouView... >>

Use your Amazon Echo and Alexa to follow the UK General Election

Use your Amazon Echo and Alexa to follow the UK General Election

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It's the UK General Election today, with millions voting on the future leaders of the country throughout Thursday 8 June, with results expected to start to come in soon after midnight tonight.TV stations will undoubtedly cover the proceedings all day... >>

Google Pixel phones could get Android O in August, earlier than usual

Google Pixel phones could get Android O in August, earlier than usual

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After detailing the next version of of its mobile operating system, Android O, during its developers conference in May, the next question facing Google was when?Yes, Android O will come with a raft of exciting new features, but when will it actually appear... >>

Strange Brigade is a '30s monster adventure that could steal E3 2017

Strange Brigade is a '30s monster adventure that could steal E3 2017

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Rebellion has announced Strange Brigade, a new game from the same development team as Sniper Elite 4 and Zombie Army Trilogy, that could be the surprise hit of E3 2017.We'll be going hands-on with the game at the trade show in Los Angeles next week, but... >>

Xbox One S HDR games list: All the games you can play in HDR

Xbox One S HDR games list: All the games you can play in HDR

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The Xbox One S has been around for a year now, coming before Sony refreshed its PS4 line with the slimmer standard and PS4 Pro models. And it has offered HDR gaming from the off, beating both of those to the punch by several months.However, developers... >>

Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?
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Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?

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Monument Valley 2 was one of the few genuine surprise reveals during Apple's WWDC 17 keynote in San Jose. The HomePod Siri speaker, iOS 11, even the new iMacs had been rumoured in the preceding months. But, we'd not heard that Ustwo was ready to unleash... >>

Pokemon coming to Nintendo Switch in September

Pokemon coming to Nintendo Switch in September

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Nintendo Switch owners will get their first Pokemon game this September, with a remastered version of Pokemon Tournament to be released for the console on 22 September.Pokemon Tournament DX is an enhanced version of the Wii U game released in Europe... >>

Will my iPhone or iPad get iOS 11?

Will my iPhone or iPad get iOS 11?

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Apple unveiled iOS 11 during its WWDC 17 keynote on Monday 5 June and revealed several key new features coming to iPad and iPhone. But will your phone or tablet be able to run the new software when it arrives around September time?Well, if you have an... >>

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker is real, going after Sonos and Amazon combined

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker is real, going after Sonos and Amazon combined

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As rumoured prior to WWDC, Apple has announced its own music system in the form of the HomePod speaker.It will be released later this year, but the company revealed a sneak peek during its keynote at the start of the Worldwide Developers Conference 2017.The... >>

Apple App Store completely redesigned with new daily recommendations

Apple App Store completely redesigned with new daily recommendations

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Apple has announced that it is redesigning the App Store as part of iOS 11, to be released later this year.It has a cleaner, simpler look on phone with separate Music app-style tabs separating content.There is an all-new Today tab, which shows new games... >>

iOS 11 has a raft of new features, Siri gets new voice and more

iOS 11 has a raft of new features, Siri gets new voice and more

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Apple has announced the new version of iOS, expected for release in September.iOS 11 comes with a raft of new features, which were unveiled during the company's WWDC 17 keynote in San Jose.iMessages are now stored as part of iCloud, so they sync across... >>

HTC Vive coming to Apple Mac, VR-friendly at last

HTC Vive coming to Apple Mac, VR-friendly at last

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HTC has confirmed that its virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, will soon be compatible with Mac.Apple revealed that it is adding Steam VR support to High Sierra, its new version of MacOS to be released this coming "Fall", and that means it will be... >>

Apple unveils watchOS 4, new Toy Story faces and much more

Apple unveils watchOS 4, new Toy Story faces and much more

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Apple has revealed some of the new features coming to Apple Watch when watchOS 4 is released later this year.During its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, the Cupertino company explained that there will be new watch faces, including a Siri Watch... >>

Amazon Echo gets cool new features, check out what Alexa can do now

Amazon Echo gets cool new features, check out what Alexa can do now

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Amazon has introduced a couple of major new features to Alexa, to be used through compatible devices such as the Amazon Echo.There are two main features added: Reminders and Named Timers, with the former available in the US, UK and Germany. Currently,... >>

FIFA 18 details confirmed: Ronaldo on the box, release date and trailer

FIFA 18 details confirmed: Ronaldo on the box, release date and trailer

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After a series of leaks, EA Sports has officially revealed some of the details about this years footy outing, FIFA 18.It has also posted a teaser video that shows the main cover star, Cristiano Ronaldo, in action. And the release date has been unveiled... >>

Nintendo Switch online subscription service delayed until 2018

Nintendo Switch online subscription service delayed until 2018

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Ever since the Nintendo Switch was released, Nintendo has been advertising new Nintendo online subscription service. From the moment the day one patch was downloaded, owners were told that it will be launched fully in autumn 2017.However, it has now... >>

Google Chrome to get own built-in ad blocker

Google Chrome to get own built-in ad blocker

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Google is working on its own ad blocker, that it will build into future versions of its Chrome browser.At present, the AdBlock Chrome plug-in is one of the most popular downloads for the browser by far, but it has a cavalier approach to blocking advertising,... >>

Snap Spectacles now available in UK, take videos with your eyes

Snap Spectacles now available in UK, take videos with your eyes

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Snap, the parent company behind Snapchat, has finally released its Snap Spectacles in the UK.The sunglasses come with two mini cameras - one situated on the side of each eyepiece - and can capture small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds. The resulting... >>

Samsung Connect Home Wi-Fi takes on Google Wifi with smart home skills to boot

Samsung Connect Home Wi-Fi takes on Google Wifi with smart home skills to boot

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Mesh Wi-Fi networks are gaining in popularity, as a way to ensure a whole house is covered in wireless internet connectivity without resorting to powerline extenders. Google Wifi is one of the best know on the market, and has tested well in reviews, including... >>

Gold PS4 to be available prior to E3 2017?

Gold PS4 to be available prior to E3 2017?

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Sony plans to release a gold-coloured version of its PlayStation 4 console, if a Reddit leak is to be believed.A user, MeinFewer, claiming to be an employee of Target in the US has posted a picture on Imgur of a shiny, gold version of the slimmer,... >>

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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Like BT and Virgin Media, Sky offers its own mobile network service alongside TV, landline and broadband. However, Sky Mobile gives you a few features you might not find anywhere else. That's why we've decided to give you a low down on the network,... >>

You can get a Sky Mobile price plan with 500MB data for just £5

You can get a Sky Mobile price plan with 500MB data for just £5

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Sky has announced a new Sky Mobile 4G SIM-only plan that starts as low as just £5 a month for Sky TV customers. For that, you will get 500MB of data, unlimited texts and unlimited calls on a minimum 12-month plan.Non-Sky TV customers can get the same... >>

Control three devices with just one mouse, Logitech Flow software works with two new MX mice

Control three devices with just one mouse, Logitech Flow software works with two new MX mice

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Logitech has announced two new mice, the MX Master 2S and MX Anywhere 2S, and while they are exciting for those looking for wireless functionality and quality at reasonable prices, it is Logitech Flow that is of particular interest.That's because it... >>

Watch out Apple! Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 laptops are aiming at the MacBook

Watch out Apple! Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 laptops are aiming at the MacBook

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Qualcomm has announced that it is entering the laptop market, with manufacturing partners soon to release superthin, fanless MacBook competitors powered by the Snapdragon 835 mobile chipset.This allows them to take on Apple's hugely successful, light... >>

Intel Core i9 X-Series is a hardcore gamer's delight, with 18-core option

Intel Core i9 X-Series is a hardcore gamer's delight, with 18-core option

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During its Computex keynote, Intel announced a new series of CPUs that sit at the very top of the Skylake family.The Intel Core i9 X-Series is for power users and seriously hardcore PC gamers as it starts at around $1,000 and goes up to a mighty $2,000... >>

Nvidia Max-Q could ensure your next monster gaming laptop has MacBook looks

Nvidia Max-Q could ensure your next monster gaming laptop has MacBook looks

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After announcing a new standard for hardcore gaming PCs last week, tagging them as GeForce GTX Battle Boxes, Nvidia has followed up with a unifying design standard for gaming laptops.Nvidia Max-Q is a design approach that major gaming laptop manufacturers... >>

Logitech Pop Smart Button now compatible with Apple HomeKit, control your Hue, Sonos and other kit with one tap

Logitech Pop Smart Button now compatible with Apple HomeKit, control your Hue, Sonos and other kit with one tap

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As you add more smart home devices to your abode you soon realise that instead of making life less complicated, they can sometimes do the opposite.That's because each device requires a different app to control it. And even when all linked through a unifying smart... >>

A OnePlus 5 was used to take one of these, which photo is it?

A OnePlus 5 was used to take one of these, which photo is it?

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OnePlus has started teasing its forthcoming new flagship smartphone, with the latest tweet showing a distinct improvement in camera ability.The OnePlus 5 was confirmed by the company previously, and now its official Twitter account has revealed an image... >>

Lego Batman Movie is first 4K HDR film to stream on Xbox One S

Lego Batman Movie is first 4K HDR film to stream on Xbox One S

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The Xbox One S has been able to play 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays since its introduction in August last year, and in HDR to boot. It's currently the only games console to do so.You can also stream Netflix and Amazon Video content in Ultra HD with HDR on shows... >>

Moto Z2 Play pictures and further specs revealed, Snapdragon 626 and 3,000mAh battery confirmed

Moto Z2 Play pictures and further specs revealed, Snapdragon 626 and 3,000mAh battery confirmed

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Earlier this week, pictures and some specifications of the forthcoming Moto Z2 Play smartphone were found on the website of the TENAA, China's mobile certification agency.Now further alleged specs have been revealed, thanks to a posting on GeekBench.It... >>

Worried your children are victims of cyberbullying? Take the pledge to talk to them

Worried your children are victims of cyberbullying? Take the pledge to talk to them

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Internet Matters, the organisation to aid parents in online safety, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of cyberbullying and help children and their families communicate about its dangers and effects.As well as host a #Pledge2Talk button, which... >>

BBC Store to close, get a refund for any digital TV shows you bought

BBC Store to close, get a refund for any digital TV shows you bought

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The BBC is closing its online digital content store, BBC Store, on 1 November 2017, just two-years after its launch. It is also shutting the cloud content locker so those who bought shows through the service will no longer be able to access their paid-for... >>

Xbox Game Pass: Release date, price and all the games you can play

Xbox Game Pass: Release date, price and all the games you can play

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Microsoft has launched Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for one monthly fee. And unlike PlayStation Now, it isn't a cloud service so you don't have to rely on your own broadband... >>