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Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139

Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139

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Acer has announced a smart fitness watch that is packed with tracking sensors yet looks more like a standard wristwatch.The Acer Leap Ware has a circular 1.6-inch screen covered in Corning Gorilla Glass SR+. It is also IPX7 water resistant, which will... >>

Apple finalising plans for Amazon Echo-like device to control your home through Siri

Apple finalising plans for Amazon Echo-like device to control your home through Siri

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Apple has long thought to be working on a product to rival Amazon Alexa and the Echo speaker. Now it is reported that any such designs are in the final stages.According to Sonny Dickson, who has hit the nail on the head many times in the past when it... >>

Video referees will be used at 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals

Video referees will be used at 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will be the first tournament to use video assistant referees, to make instant judgements on borderline calls.FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed that video refs will be used at the event after receiving excellent... >>

Forza Horizon 3 update adds crazy Hot Wheels tracks to muck around on

Forza Horizon 3 update adds crazy Hot Wheels tracks to muck around on

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There have been plenty of great downloadable content for the Forza games over the years but few have us as excited in Pocket-lint Towers as the latest.As of 9 May, Forza Horizon 3 will be getting a major, game-changing expansion. It adds a new location,... >>

More Nintendo Switch consoles sold in first month than Wii U managed in a whole year

More Nintendo Switch consoles sold in first month than Wii U managed in a whole year

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It has been revealed that Nintendo sold more Nintendo Switch consoles in its first month than Wii Us in its first full fiscal year.Nintendo sold 2.74 million Switch units in March 2017 alone, but only 2.72 million Wii U consoles in the 12 months from... >>

Curved OLED iPhone 8 confirmed by Samsung?

Curved OLED iPhone 8 confirmed by Samsung?

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Samsung released its first quarter financial results today and might have done its biggest rival a huge favour.Within a statement released by the company, it reveals that OLED panel production for mobiles is set to increase dramatically later this year,... >>

Samsung confirms another new flagship phone this year, Galaxy Note 8 anyone?

Samsung confirms another new flagship phone this year, Galaxy Note 8 anyone?

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Samsung has released its first quarter financial results, and while it's interesting that the company seems to have ridden the storm of the Note 7 debacle well, with profitability looking good, there's something far more tantalising shoehorned into its... >>

Upcoming TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

Upcoming TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

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There is an amazing line-up of TV shows and series coming our way on streaming services soon and throughout 2017. Twin Peaks is returning after a long time and new series of Preacher and Game of Thrones are coming up fast. And, of course, there's all-new... >>

Anki Overdrive  goes Fast & Furious with new special movie edition

Anki Overdrive goes Fast & Furious with new special movie edition

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Anki has carved a niche for itself in artificially intelligent toy car racing, with Anki Overdrive offering a slot-free experience quite unlike anything else out there. There's one thing its rival, Scalextric, has been doing exceptionally well for decades... >>

This real-life Dawn of War III power fist can punch through toilets, oh yes!

This real-life Dawn of War III power fist can punch through toilets, oh yes!

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With Dawn of War III released tomorrow, Sega has created something unique to promote it. It has built a real-life, fully-working power fist.Based on the pneumatic gloves space marines have worn since Games Workshop first unveiled Warhammer 40K, the working... >>

All-electric Nissan Leaf AT-EV to attempt 10,000 mile Mongol Rally

All-electric Nissan Leaf AT-EV to attempt 10,000 mile Mongol Rally

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There's no doubt that all-electric cars are getting better all the time, and definitely here to stay, but there's still a big question mark over range - how far they can travel between charging.Electric vehicle advocate Plug in Adventures hopes to put... >>

Channel 4 puts you into personalised Alien: Covenent trailer, Foster's and Ronseal ads

Channel 4 puts you into personalised Alien: Covenent trailer, Foster's and Ronseal ads

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Channel 4 has teamed with Foster's, Ronseal and 20th Century Fox to launch an all-new form of TV advertising that speaks directly to you.They will each screen ads on All 4 that include personalised messages to viewers.For example, an Alien: Covenent... >>

How to get Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages

How to get Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages

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After the recent WhatsApp update for iOS the messaging app now works with Siri. You can get Apple's voice assistant to read out your messages, reply to them and even send new ones to people in your WhatsApp contact lists. It can also be used to call... >>

Uber iPhone app close to being removed by Apple

Uber iPhone app close to being removed by Apple

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Uber was on the brink on being barred by Apple and removed from the iOS app store. In 2105, it was discovered to be flouting Apple rules and guidelines, leading to a make-or-break meeting between company CEO Travis Kalanick and Apple boss Tim Cook.The... >>

Arsenal first Premier League club with live streaming Alexa Skill, ask it for commentary and more

Arsenal first Premier League club with live streaming Alexa Skill, ask it for commentary and more

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Arsenal have released their own Alexa Skill, for use with Amazon Echo and other Alexa assistant-enabled devices.It is the first Premier League football club to do so and offers all manner of ways for fans to receive information through voice alone.Developed... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

New Samsung Gear VR is Galaxy S8 compatible, works with Samsung VR content

New Samsung Gear VR is Galaxy S8 compatible, works with Samsung VR content

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Samsung's new Gear VR headset, as unveiled at Mobile World Congress a month ago, is compatible with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.The company revealed its support along with Samsung VR, a new platform that will showcase virtual reality content and provide... >>

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S8, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S8, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures

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This Wednesday, 29 March, Samsung will unveil its two latest flagship smartphones; the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.They will be announced on stage at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York and the world will be watching the livestream to get a glimpse... >>

Google Home UK release date and price revealed

Google Home UK release date and price revealed

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Google Home, Google's home assistant and rival to the Amazon Echo, is coming to the UK from 6 April.The release date and price were unveiled at an event in London on Tuesday 28 March, where it was also revealed the British edition will offer news briefings... >>

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

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Sony PS4 Pro owners will gain the ability to playback 4K video stored on a USB drive or over a home network, thanks to a software update to the Media Player on the platform.The European PlayStation Blog states that a rollout of the update begins tomorrow,... >>

Starcraft Remastered to bring 1998 original back with 4K visuals

Starcraft Remastered to bring 1998 original back with 4K visuals

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Blizzard has announced that Starcraft is to return. It will release a remastered version of the 1998 original with widescreen, 4K graphics and new, comic book style cut screens to tell the story of how the series begun.You won't have too long to wait... >>

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

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Sky started to roll out its long-awaited voice search feature to Sky Q boxes from Wednesday 22 March, and while not everyone will have the software update yet, there are plenty trying out right now.All Sky Q boxes will have the update by the "end of spring"... >>

Mass Effect Andromeda review: RPG heavyweight returns with promise... and pitfalls
4.0 stars

Mass Effect Andromeda review: RPG heavyweight returns with promise... and pitfalls

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Role-players have had a great year so far. First, Horizon: Zero Dawn, then The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now Mass Effect: Andromeda has arrived after many years of eager anticipation. You can say goodbye to spring, that's for sure.The last... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones still out in the wild will stop charging after update

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones still out in the wild will stop charging after update

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You would be forgiven for thinking that the Note 7 is a long gone handset, something that Samsung and customers would rather forget. However, it seems there are still some in circulation and, despite the recalls, incentives for return and, of course,... >>

These are the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches you'll never own

These are the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches you'll never own

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Samsung is attending Baselworld in Switzerland this year to illustrate the connection it has, as a tech manufacturer, with the watch industry. And to prove that point has created three concept timepieces based on the Gear S3 - albeit with very different... >>

Samsung CCP means you don't need a bank account to make contactless payments

Samsung CCP means you don't need a bank account to make contactless payments

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Samsung has announced a technology and platform that is designed to make contactless payments accessible to all. That includes people who don't or can't have a bank account or credit card.The Samsung Contactless Companion Platform (CCP) comes from the... >>

Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch coming for Christmas 2017

Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch coming for Christmas 2017

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Like many fashion labels these days, Tory Burch is entering the smartwatch market. It is to release a hybrid device - analogue with smart features - at the end of the year.Made by the Fossil Group, the Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch is based on... >>

Here's one good reason to wait before buying Nintendo Switch

Here's one good reason to wait before buying Nintendo Switch

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We're big fans of the Nintendo Switch here at Pocket-lint. We've had great fun with 1-2 Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the last few weeks.However, we said in our review that as good as it is at playing games right now, it can only... >>

Diesel enters smartwatch market with a bang, with Diesel On oversized Android Wear 2.0 device

Diesel enters smartwatch market with a bang, with Diesel On oversized Android Wear 2.0 device

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Diesel is finally entering the smartwatch field. The fashion label has dabbled in hybrid, connected watches and trackers in recent times but will now release its own Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch in collaboration with the Fossil Group.Its first watch will... >>

Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids, adds Instagram watch faces for 2017

Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids, adds Instagram watch faces for 2017

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With the Baselworld watch trade show in Switzerland now in full swing, we fully expect plenty of Android Wear 2.0 and other connected smartwatches to be announced. Most of them will come from the Fossil Group, it seems.Fossil has its own-branded smartwatches,... >>

Super Mario Run review: Is Mario on your phone worth £10?
4.5 stars

Super Mario Run review: Is Mario on your phone worth £10?

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When Nintendo announced that it was to move into the smartphone app arena, Mario was the star we wanted to see the most. We didn't expect Super Mario Run specifically, but the Japanese gaming giant was always going to bring its biggest franchise to mobile... >>

Virgin Media now offers 100Mbps fibre broadband as standard, 300Mbps upgrade to all

Virgin Media now offers 100Mbps fibre broadband as standard, 300Mbps upgrade to all

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Virgin Media has rejigged its broadband price plans to make its up to 100Mbps service the standard option in the UK. It has also opened up its up to 300Mbps service to all customers in areas capable of getting those speeds. It was previously restricted.Its... >>