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How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

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For more than a year now, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One or Xbox One S (reviewed here). Not all of your old library of games are playable, but there are well over 350 titles currently available. Xbox is also adding to this list... >>

You can now book restaurants through Bookatable directly in Apple Maps

You can now book restaurants through Bookatable directly in Apple Maps

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Since its rocky launch several years ago Apple Maps has come on leaps and bounds. It has added new features and updates regularly and the latest version of the application is almost unrecognisable from the version launched in 2012.One new addition is... >>

This is the future of F1: Renault R.S. 2027 Vision concept looks stunning

This is the future of F1: Renault R.S. 2027 Vision concept looks stunning

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This season's Formula One cars are the most advanced yet and already look futuristic and tech-laden, but Renault predicts that, in 10 years time, things will take more of a turn towards the sorts of vehicles only found in games.The Renault R.S. 2027... >>

R.I.P. PINs, your credit cards could soon have fingerprint sensors built in

R.I.P. PINs, your credit cards could soon have fingerprint sensors built in

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With new credit and debit cards more featuring contactless payment chips more often than not these days, you might not have used your PIN code for purchases for a while. However, a large number of retailers still require a PIN for payments over £30... >>

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

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The new Formula One season is fizzing along and it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting for years.Not only do car rules changes promise a closer season - as evidenced in the races so far - the entire shebang is being broadcast in 4K Ultra... >>

4K cricket next to hit Sky Q and David Attenborough becomes a VR hologram

4K cricket next to hit Sky Q and David Attenborough becomes a VR hologram

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After showing the majority of its Premier League football matches in 4K for a while, Sky added Formula One races, qualifying and practice sessions to its Ultra HD line-up. Now comes another Sky Sports mainstay: cricket.The company has announced that... >>

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Release date, games and everything you need to know

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Release date, games and everything you need to know

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After the incredible success of its miniature, remade NES console, Nintendo is said to be working on a follow-up; this time based on the much-loved Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES for short.A Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES is heavily tipped... >>

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, Robot Wars and football hooliganism, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed with... >>

No more NES Classic Mini consoles to be made, if you missed out you missed out

No more NES Classic Mini consoles to be made, if you missed out you missed out

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After selling out prior to Christmas last year, the Nintendo Classic Mini consoles were much sought after - fetching high prices on reseller sites, such as eBay. Some preferred to wait for new stock, however, so they could get one for the original retail... >>

New sources confirm three iPhones for 2017, iPhone 8 with curved OLED display

New sources confirm three iPhones for 2017, iPhone 8 with curved OLED display

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There have been plenty of previous reports claiming Apple will launch three iPhones in 2017 and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has added extra weight to the rumours.Gurman is renowned for his inside Apple knowledge and industry sources.Citing information that... >>

Star Wars Battlefront 2 official, first gameplay trailer now live

Star Wars Battlefront 2 official, first gameplay trailer now live

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EA has released the first official trailer for the sequel to Star Wars Battlefront.Unsurprisingly, the next game in the series is officially called "Star Wars Battlefront II", with the logo first published by the games publisher on its own website.... >>

Nintendo Switch games: Switch launch titles and games list for 2017 revealed

Nintendo Switch games: Switch launch titles and games list for 2017 revealed

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The Nintendo Switch has been a great success story, having sold more units on the launch weekend than any other Nintendo console before it.But a games console is nothing without the, well, games. So here's a run down of all the titles that have been... >>

Amazing HTC U 'Ocean' press pic leaks, here's the flagship handset

Amazing HTC U 'Ocean' press pic leaks, here's the flagship handset

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It's been rumoured for a while that HTC has been readying a new flagship handset, one that might even have a touch-enabled frame for easier browsing, but now we have the first press image.The phone will allegedly launch this month, April, according... >>

Xbox Project Scorpio: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Xbox Project Scorpio: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Microsoft pulled a bit of a pleasant surprise during E3 2016 last June. As well as announce the Xbox One S, which has since sold in bucket loads, it revealed that an all-new Xbox is in the works; a console it called the "most powerful console yet" and... >>

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

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Although Microsoft announced a 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 provides... >>

Official Xbox Project Scorpio specs revealed, most powerful console ever

Official Xbox Project Scorpio specs revealed, most powerful console ever

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We now know the most important specifications of Project Scorpio, Microsoft's next Xbox.Even since it was announced during the Xbox press event at E3 2016, Microsoft's mid-generation successor to the Xbox One was said to be more powerful than Sony's... >>

All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote now available for £40

All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote now available for £40

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Amazon has brought the new, updated Fire TV Stick to the UK and it is available now.Launched in the US at the tail end of last year, the new version of the Stick has a quad-core processor, so is lightning quick in operation. It also has more stable,... >>

Early EA Access members get free 2TB HDD for Xbox One, have you got yours yet?

Early EA Access members get free 2TB HDD for Xbox One, have you got yours yet?

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Electronic Arts is handing Xbox One owners free 2TB external hard drives. They are being sent to gamers who signed up to EA Access on the platform when it first started.US EA Access subscribers have been receiving care packages, which include vouchers... >>

Emirates gets round laptop ban by handing out Microsoft Surface tablets to passengers

Emirates gets round laptop ban by handing out Microsoft Surface tablets to passengers

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Emirates airline has come up with a way to circumnavigate the US laptop and tablet ban enforced on some of its flights from the Middle East. It is handing passengers Microsoft Surface tablets to use in-flight.At present, this only applies to flights... >>

Zelda Breath of the Wild Easter eggs: Funny and clever secrets you never knew existed

Zelda Breath of the Wild Easter eggs: Funny and clever secrets you never knew existed

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been a huge success since its release with the Nintendo Switch in March.Based on just its first weekend on sale, it officially became the fastest-selling standalone launch title in Nintendo's history.It is... >>

Pocket-lint nominated for a Webby award, vote for your favourite website now

Pocket-lint nominated for a Webby award, vote for your favourite website now

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Pocket-lint has been nominated for a prestigious Webby award and we need your votes to help us rise to the top.The Webby Awards are hosted annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and and are now in their 21st year.They are the... >>

Apple Music 2.0 on Android: Here's what your phone can do now

Apple Music 2.0 on Android: Here's what your phone can do now

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Apple has finally updated its Android Apple Music app, bringing its feature set to parity with the iOS 10 version.Apple Music 2.0 has had a facelift and gains several new abilities, so Android phone owners now have a valid competitor to other big music... >>

Has your Nintendo Switch warped? New bending problem reported

Has your Nintendo Switch warped? New bending problem reported

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After the dead pixels issue several Nintendo Switch owners have suffered, there are now reports that some Switch consoles are bending when docked.Reddit user _NSR posted an image of his Switch with a clear bend in the middle, saying that it "started... >>

April Fools' Day 2017: The best stories from around the web

April Fools' Day 2017: The best stories from around the web

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April Fools' Day is always a big occasion for tech companies and other manufacturers and retailers, who post many wonderful (and some not so) pranks on 1 April each year.This year is no different, with plenty of superb rib-ticklers and hoax products appearing... >>

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

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To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview is no longer just a digital TV platform, it also embraces connected tech and online content.It offers connected TV shows directly within its electronic programme... >>