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Pebble Core will support Amazon Alexa: Shopping, Prime Music access and more

Pebble Core will support Amazon Alexa: Shopping, Prime Music access and more

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After announcing its near SIM-enabled wearable last week, Pebble has confirmed that the Pebble Core will be compatible with Amazon Alexa, the retailer's voice controlled services. It will be the first time that a fully independent, third-party mobile... >>

How to transfer Steam games to a GOG.com account for free

How to transfer Steam games to a GOG.com account for free

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GOG, the online PC games store owned by The Witcher developer, CD Projekt, now allows users of its main rival Steam to duplicate some of their owned games to work on both platforms. To help build a library of games usable through GOG Galaxy, the service... >>

OnePlus Loop VR starts shipping early: Is your free headset on its way?

OnePlus Loop VR starts shipping early: Is your free headset on its way?

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A little over a week ago, OnePlus announced that it was giving away 30,000 Loop VR headsets, its own version of the Samsung Gear VR, for free. All you had to do is fill in the details on the site and pay a nominal shipping fee. However, as expected, it... >>

Skylanders Imaginators preview: Create your own Skylander at last

Skylanders Imaginators preview: Create your own Skylander at last

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Each year developer Toys for Bob comes up with a cunning new addition to make the latest Skylanders game a little different from the last, and this year it has listened to fans to give them one of the most requested features since the beginning. This... >>

BBC micro:bit now available for pre-order, get your kids into coding

BBC micro:bit now available for pre-order, get your kids into coding

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The BBC micro:bit is now available for pre-order from element14, the tech company that also distributes the Raspberry Pi in the UK. It was previously distributed to schools to help children learn the basics of coding, but is now starting to roll out... >>

PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater

PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater

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FIFA has been sitting on the footy games throne for a fair few years now, with little or no competition of note, but it could very well be replaced this year. We've played PES 2017 and it is good. Scrub that, it is superb. Considering we've only had access... >>

First look of a Nintendo NX game: Watch the Rise - Race the Future teaser

First look of a Nintendo NX game: Watch the Rise - Race the Future teaser

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Developer VD-dev Games has been creating titles for handhelds for many years, but seldom for home consoles or PC. Now it's unveiled its next major project, driving game Rise: Race the Future, and it's confirmed as coming to the Nintendo NX - possibly... >>

Asus Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini debut at Computex 2016

Asus Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini debut at Computex 2016

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Alongside the powerful Transformer 3 Pro, Asus also launched the Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini at this year’s Computex in Taiwan. The Transformer 3 is a super thin 2-in-1 at just 6.9 mm thick and weighs in at 695g. With the keyboard dock you’re... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Wallander, American Dad and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Wallander, American Dad and more

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With Freeview Play, TVs and set-top-boxes offer the ability to scroll backwards through the last seven days of an electronic programme guide in order to choose catch-up shows to play automatically. Users only need find the show on any of the supported... >>

Humax adds Netflix to FVP-4000T Freeview Play boxes

Humax adds Netflix to FVP-4000T Freeview Play boxes

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Humax's FVP-4000T Freeview Play recorders have just got even better, you can now play Netflix content using them. The 500GB and 1TB set-top-boxes have each received over-the-air updates to add the Netflix app. Subscribers to the paid TV and movie streaming... >>

Osmo Coding: Educational iPad game now helps kids learn programming

Osmo Coding: Educational iPad game now helps kids learn programming

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Osmo is an iPad system that aids education for children aged five to 12 through fun, intuitive game packs. It uses a base in which you stand your iPad and a camera attachment to scan objects placed on a table in front. They then work in combination... >>

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explained

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explained

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When it comes to virtual reality Google has already been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them content to view, through YouTube. However, 2016 is going be a far bigger year for VR... >>

Xbox One Slim set for E3 2016, more powerful Xbox upgrade coming 2017

Xbox One Slim set for E3 2016, more powerful Xbox upgrade coming 2017

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There has been plenty of talk of late about an upgraded 4K PlayStation, with rumours suggesting it will debut at E3 next month, but fewer facts have emerged about Microsoft hardware plans. Until now. Kotaku claims that its sources tell it that the company... >>

Kanex GoPower Mac: USB Type-C portable battery charger for MacBook

Kanex GoPower Mac: USB Type-C portable battery charger for MacBook

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Kanex has been making Apple accessories for quite some time now, but its latest could be seen as a Godsend for all those with 12-inch Retina MacBooks. The Kanex GoPower for Mac is a 15,000mAh portable battery that can fully charge a MacBook and iPhone... >>

ACW Star Wars Bluetooth speakers preview: Joined soon by Vader and Master Chief

ACW Star Wars Bluetooth speakers preview: Joined soon by Vader and Master Chief

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There have been a few Star Wars themed speakers over the years but few quite as visually impressive as the first duo of Bluetooth loudspeakers from British audio firm AC Worldwide. It revealed to Pocket-lint that it will be releasing additional models... >>

iPhone 7 case designs pictured (updated)

iPhone 7 case designs pictured (updated)

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It has been rumoured for a while that the iPhone 7 will not be a massive revolution in design terms to the iPhone 6 and 6s. Instead, it is said that it will continue the slim, rounded aesthetic we have seen for the last two generations. We've even seen... >>

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

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Twitter is making one of the biggest changes to tweet rules since the social network first launched. You will soon be able to tweet images, videos and like without them taking up part of the allowed 140 characters, That means tweets will be more expressive,... >>

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

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Skylanders Battlecast isn't the first app-specific outing for Activision's swathes of cartoon characters but it is one of the most intriguing. That's because as well as the free-to-play game that's available on app stores now, it combines with physical,... >>

Olympus TG-Tracker 4K camera tracks your location, speed and much more

Olympus TG-Tracker 4K camera tracks your location, speed and much more

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Olympus has announced its latest action camera in the Olympus Tough range and it records all-manner of extra data to go along with the footage. As well as film in 4K, the Olympus TG-Tracker measures altitude, depth, air and water temperature, geo-location,... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: England's Euro 2016 warm-up and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: England's Euro 2016 warm-up and more

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Freeview Play is an incredible useful tool that gives you the ability to scroll backwards through the electronic programme guide and choose catch-up shows to play automatically. Just find the show listed in the last seven days, click on it and it'll open... >>

Robert Kirkman's Outcast streams live on Facebook tonight, the new Walking Dead

Robert Kirkman's Outcast streams live on Facebook tonight, the new Walking Dead

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After the huge success of The Walking Dead, another TV series based on a Robert Kirkman comic book, Outcast was commissioned - this time by Fox International. The 10-episode first season will start in the UK on Fox on 7 June but you can watch the pilot... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast 2 and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast 2 and more

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Video streaming has been one of the fastest growing areas of entertainment technology over the last few years, but it has never been as accessible or enjoyable as it is today. Not only do we have swathes of different streaming services, each offering... >>

Further proof that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could have mammoth 6GB RAM

Further proof that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could have mammoth 6GB RAM

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Although September seems like a long way away it'll be on us like a shot. And we fully expect the beginning of the month to be exciting for Samsung and smartphone fans. The company is hotly tipped to unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 at an Unpacked event... >>

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

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During its Google I/O developers conference, the software giant hosted the inaugural Google Play Awards, a celebration of the most outstanding achievements in apps and games over the last year. The winners were selected by the Google Play team itself... >>

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos

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Sony has released the initial batch of screengrabs of Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony's first in the series for PlayStation 4 and they are, quite simply, staggering. GT Sport was originally announced during Paris Games Week last year but this is the first... >>