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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... >>

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... >>

Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017

Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017

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Sony has revealed its smartphone plans for the rest of 2017 and it is ditching an entire category it has supported for years.It will no longer release what it terms "Premium Standard" handsets - phones like the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact, as released... >>

Garmin Virb 360 continues action cam line with 360-degree 5.7K thrills

Garmin Virb 360 continues action cam line with 360-degree 5.7K thrills

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Garmin has announced its first 360-degree action cam, the water and dust proof Virb 360 that captures all the action around it in up to 5.7K resolution.The Garmin Virb 360 also captures 360-degree audio, to ensure that surround sound systems expand the... >>

Bang & Olufsen's new product is... beer!

Bang & Olufsen's new product is... beer!

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Bang & Olufsen, through its B&O Play brand, has taken an odd swerve with its latest product. It has produced its own beer.Beobrew IPA has been crafted in partnership with Danish microbrewery Mikkeller and is unique in that a Beoplay A1 speaker is used... >>

Dummy iPhone 8 hands-on video once again shows vertical camera

Dummy iPhone 8 hands-on video once again shows vertical camera

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The launch might not be for another four months or so but that doesn't stop the iPhone 8 rumour mill gathering pace.A video has been posted online, claiming to show a display dummy version of the much talked-about new premium handset from Apple. It doesn't... >>

New Microsoft Surface Pro confirmed, coming on 15 June from £799

New Microsoft Surface Pro confirmed, coming on 15 June from £799

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As leaked last week, Microsoft has announced a new Surface Pro during its #MicrosoftEvent in Shanghai.On stage at the Chinese press conference, Microsoft revealed that an all-new version of the Surface Pro is on its way to many markets globally, with... >>

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

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Amazon has launched Amazon Channels in the UK. It offers a way to subscribe to a large array of premium TV channels and services for a low, non-contract monthly fee.So to help you understand the new service, here's our short, handy guide on what it offers...What... >>

Would you cover your walls with Snowbonk? Paint-naming AI gets it hilariously wrong

Would you cover your walls with Snowbonk? Paint-naming AI gets it hilariously wrong

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With an infinite amount of colour hues in the visible spectrum, paint manufacturers will never go hungry. There will always be call for a new shade of violet, indigo or orange.However, while mixing a new paint colour is tricky in itself, it's far trickier... >>

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem

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Ubisoft will fully reveal Far Cry 5 on Friday 26 May, but in the meantime has released several vignettes showing that the new chapter will be set in the North West of America.The series is heading to Montana and, from brief teases in the videos, looks... >>

LG X Venture rivals Galaxy S8 Active for extreme smarts

LG X Venture rivals Galaxy S8 Active for extreme smarts

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There have been several rumours about a forthcoming rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8 Active, but it seems that LG has beaten its Korean rival to the punch.The LG X Venture is a ruggedised, water and dustproof handset designed specifically... >>

Amazing Nokia 9 hands-on pics appear online, along with photo samples

Amazing Nokia 9 hands-on pics appear online, along with photo samples

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A phone very much thought to be the Nokia 9 has already appeared in a leaked video this month, but this latest unveiling of the handset is by far and away the most revealing yet.French website Frandroid claims to have spent some time with the forthcoming... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy shows vertical dual-lens camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy shows vertical dual-lens camera

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Pictures and video have appeared online that purportedly show a dummy version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.The phone itself isn't expected to be officially launched until September, but details have been hitting the internet over the last few weeks.... >>

This is the size of the iPhone 8, next to iPhone 7s and 7s Plus

This is the size of the iPhone 8, next to iPhone 7s and 7s Plus

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If you were wondering how large the much-rumoured iPhone 8 will be, pictures have emerged on Chinese website Weibo of alleged case mouldings for the new phone, alongside the new iPhone 7s and 7s Plus models.All three handsets are tipped for release... >>

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

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Destiny 2 is coming.By the time it arrives, the original Destiny will be three-years old. And while it is still going strong, with a huge fanbase sticking with the online multiplayer first-person shooter, it's just about time for a sequel.Bungie has... >>

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

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Activision and Bungie unveiled Destiny 2 gameplay for the first time on Thursday 18 May, with a special event in Los Angeles. It revealed a whole stack of details about the forthcoming game and showed full-on game footage.Pocket-lint has also been... >>

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only

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Pokemon Go is holding a special event for the entirety of next week.To encourage you back out onto the streets, with Pokemon Go running on a smartphone, Niantic and the Pokemon Company are holding a special week of rock. From 18 May 2017 through to 25... >>

Samsung Pay now available in UK for Galaxy smartphone users

Samsung Pay now available in UK for Galaxy smartphone users

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Samsung Pay has been promised for the UK for over a year, since the launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones in fact. Now it's ready for public consumption and Samsung has launched it for Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, S6 and S6 edge phones. The... >>

Watch the official HTC U11 event again here, find out what was launched

Watch the official HTC U11 event again here, find out what was launched

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HTC hosted a media event on 16 May 2017, starting at 7am UK time (2pm in Taipei, 2am in New York) so you can be forgiven for missing it.Thankfully though, you can watch the entire HTC U11 launch event, as broadcast live, here:Alternatively, you can... >>