Archive for Rik Henderson

Super Mario Maker preview: Building our own Mario levels, every Nintendo fan's dream

Super Mario Maker preview: Building our own Mario levels, every Nintendo fan's dream

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One of the more quirky Wii U titles trailed during the E3 special edition of Nintendo Direct was Super Mario Maker. Not just a game, it allows you to build and then play your own Mario Bros levels and, presumably, then share them with a community of other... >>

Xbox One Elite Controller hands-on: Play like the professionals

Xbox One Elite Controller hands-on: Play like the professionals

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Although there was a lot of talk about a new Xbox One controller in the build up to E3, that was just a remodelled standard version with a new 3.5mm headphone port. We certainly didn't expect Microsoft to pull something else out of the bag - and something... >>

Razer Mamba (2015) hands-on: The best gaming mouse on the planet

Razer Mamba (2015) hands-on: The best gaming mouse on the planet

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As games have become more sophisticated and graphical resolution has increased dramatically, so too has the need for ever more sensitive gaming gear. For PC gamers, an accurate and sensitive mouse is a must. For pro-gamers it is their lifeblood. And one... >>

EA at E3 2015, the highlights: Star Wars Battlefront, Mass Effect Andromeda and more

EA at E3 2015, the highlights: Star Wars Battlefront, Mass Effect Andromeda and more

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Electronic Arts' press event prior to E3 2015 started with an amazing game reveal in Mass Effect 4 - titled Mass Effect Andromeda - and ended with what could well end up being the true star of this year's show, Star Wars Battlefront. However, there were... >>

Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Play Sets explored, including the original trilogy (gallery)

Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Play Sets explored, including the original trilogy (gallery)

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We must admit that although we liked the last two Disney Infinity games, especially 2.0 with the Marvel tie-in, we strongly believe the third in the series will be the best. And that's not just because of the Star Wars licence. Disney Infinity 3.0 will... >>

Oculus Rift consumer headset launch livestream: Here's how to watch it

Oculus Rift consumer headset launch livestream: Here's how to watch it

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Although Oculus is expected to be one of the stars of next week's E3 videogames show in Los Angeles it will actually be publicly unveiling its consumer model today, Thursday, 11 June. And for those not invited to the special event in San Francisco it... >>

Oculus Rift in pictures: See how it's changed since 2012 Kickstarter debut

Oculus Rift in pictures: See how it's changed since 2012 Kickstarter debut

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Oculus first burst onto the scene on 1 August 2012 when it started a Kickstarter funding round for its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and it could not have imagined what would happen in the following years. It raised a mind-boggling $2.437 million... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

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Over the last few years, movie and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK. As well as the big and obvious free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC... >>

Netflix pushes stealthy price hike

Netflix pushes stealthy price hike

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Netflix has put up its prices in the UK, as detailed in an email sent to subscribers, including Pocket-lint. New subscribers will have to pay £7.49 a month for a subscription that allows users to watch HD content on the service on two screens at once... >>

Sony takes CSC to the next level with the a7R II: Back-illuminated full-frame sensor and 4K video

Sony takes CSC to the next level with the a7R II: Back-illuminated full-frame sensor and 4K video

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Sony has upped its compact system camera game, announcing its first mirrorless model that comes with a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame sensor. The Sony a7R II has a 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and is capable of shooting 4K video. Its... >>

These are the PS4 and Xbox One steering wheels everyone's talking about: Logitech G29 and G920

These are the PS4 and Xbox One steering wheels everyone's talking about: Logitech G29 and G920

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There has been plenty of chatter online since details of a new Logitech steering wheel accessory leaked over the last few days and now the company has confirmed its existence. Not only that, but there's a second wheel too. The Logitch G920 Driving Force... >>

Want to play PS3 games on a Samsung TV without a console? Well now you can

Want to play PS3 games on a Samsung TV without a console? Well now you can

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PlayStation Now has finally come to Samsung TVs as previously promised, giving owners the chance to play PS3 games old and new directly through their televisions without needing a separate games console or set-top-box. Unfortunately, this is only available... >>

Watch out FIFA, PES 2016 is coming for you and doesn't need a warrant

Watch out FIFA, PES 2016 is coming for you and doesn't need a warrant

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A teaser video of the latest Pro Evolution Soccer has arrived ahead of a full unveiling on 12 June and if the graphics shown are anything to go by it could give FIFA 16 a bigger run for its money than the franchise has done for quite some time. PES 2016... >>

Apple to introduce own version of Street View to Maps, sends out a fleet of camera cars

Apple to introduce own version of Street View to Maps, sends out a fleet of camera cars

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Apple is considerably behind Google when it comes to map data and features, after all the search engine giant has been developing Google Maps for far longer. However, there is one feature that Apple would like to implement as soon as possible and it is... >>

Motorola Moto X (2015) leaked again, this time in the nude

Motorola Moto X (2015) leaked again, this time in the nude

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There has been plenty of gossip and speculation around a new version of the Moto X, which is tipped for release this year, but a new photo actually throws previous rumours and leaks into doubt. HellomotoHK has posted pictures of the shell of the phone... >>

Forget 4K this YouTube video is 8K: Bet you can't run it though

Forget 4K this YouTube video is 8K: Bet you can't run it though

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A video able to run in 8K has appeared on YouTube. It is also labelled as such and has a 4320p resolution (7680 x 4320). Of course, considering you need a beefy computer and display to get 4K video to work it's highly unlikely you'll get 8K video to run... >>

BlackBerry Oslo exists and here are some amazing hands-on shots and specs

BlackBerry Oslo exists and here are some amazing hands-on shots and specs

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Press images of what could turn out to be the replacement for the BlackBerry Passport leaked little over a month ago but there are far better shots of the device now. And they've been accompanied by a raft of leaked specifications too. The hands-on shots... >>

If you think the 1TB Xbox One is cool take a look at this fantastic MGSV PS4

If you think the 1TB Xbox One is cool take a look at this fantastic MGSV PS4

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Although Microsoft has released details of its new Xbox One, with a 1TB hard drive, prior to the E3 videogames show to be held next week, Sony's rumoured PS4 refresh is still only a rumour at present. However, there is one new PlayStation 4 that has been... >>

PC owners will finally be able to use the Xbox One controller wirelessly with Windows 10

PC owners will finally be able to use the Xbox One controller wirelessly with Windows 10

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Along with announcing a new Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive, Microsoft has announced that PC gamers will soon be able to use Xbox One controllers wirelessly on their computers. The company will be releasing a wireless adapter for Windows that will work... >>

4GEE Action Cam hands-on: Is livestreaming over 4G going to give GoPro sleepless nights?

4GEE Action Cam hands-on: Is livestreaming over 4G going to give GoPro sleepless nights?

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EE chief Olaf Swantee claims that by 2017 EE will sell more connected devices than it currently does smartphones and he could be right, especially on the evidence of the 4GEE Action Cam. It's a 1080p GoPro rival that has the added benefit of being the... >>

EE launches own 4G-connected 4GEE Action Cam to share live footage over network

EE launches own 4G-connected 4GEE Action Cam to share live footage over network

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EE has revealed in a London press event that it will be developing own-brand devices other than phones that fit its 4G connected vision. The first of those is a GoPro style 1080p action camera called 4GEE Action Cam, which will be connected to the company's... >>

iOS 9 for iPad gets extra features: QuickType, multitasking split view windows and more

iOS 9 for iPad gets extra features: QuickType, multitasking split view windows and more

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While demonstrating some of the new features coming to its mobile operating system, iOS, Apple has shown some functionality that's coming exclusively to iPad. The iPad version of iOS 9 will not only have the same updated Siri and search services as coming... >>

iOS 9 new features detailed: Changes to Siri, advanced search, Apple Pay and more

iOS 9 new features detailed: Changes to Siri, advanced search, Apple Pay and more

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Apple has, as expected, announced iOS 9 and some of the features that will be coming with the new iPhone and iPad operating system to be available later this year. Siri, for example, will have an all-new user interface and will interact with your iPhone... >>

Apple WWDC 2015: We're here

Apple WWDC 2015: We're here

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It’s finally time for Apple’s WWDC event in San Francisco and Pocket-lint is at the Moscone Center ready and primed to bring you the latest news and announcements from the opening keynote. The developers conference traditionally plays host to the... >>

36 amazing and cringeworthy selfies

36 amazing and cringeworthy selfies

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The selfie phenomenon is unrelenting. Now we even have to put up with selfie sticks for goodness' sakes. That said, we'd be lying if we didn't dot our own social media accounts with a surreptitiously taken smartphone snap taken at arm's length, quite... >>