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PlayStation Now comes to the UK: What is it, and how can you get it?

PlayStation Now comes to the UK: What is it, and how can you get it?

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Officially detailed around a year ago, PlayStation Now has been available in the US and Canada under an open beta scheme for all owners of PlayStation consoles and some Sony TVs (Samsung sets joining the fun too). And now it's finally arrived in the... >>

PlayStation Now goes into open beta in UK, costs from £2.99 to rent a game

PlayStation Now goes into open beta in UK, costs from £2.99 to rent a game

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After a relatively short while in closed beta, PlayStation Now has opened its testing phase to all owners of PlayStation 4 or PS3 consoles. Some Sony Bravia TVs and Blu-rays players will also be able to access it from today. PlayStation Now is Sony's... >>

Samsung Galaxy A8 now official and yes it is Sammy's thinnest phone yet

Samsung Galaxy A8 now official and yes it is Sammy's thinnest phone yet

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Having been the subject of many a rumour in June, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is now officially part of the Korean company's line-up although there are no indications as yet as to whether it will be released outside of China. The headline feature for the phone,... >>

Want free Netflix? TalkTalk TV is giving six month subscriptions away

Want free Netflix? TalkTalk TV is giving six month subscriptions away

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TalkTalk is giving away a six months worth of Netflix to all new TalkTalk Plus TV subscribers. Netflix usually costs £7.49 a month for the standard service, which gives access to HD content and the ability to watch streamed shows and movies on two separate... >>

Logi Blok hands-on: A new name for Logitech and new, space-age protection for your iPad

Logi Blok hands-on: A new name for Logitech and new, space-age protection for your iPad

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Logitech has, after 34 years, taken the "tech" out of its name for the more fun consumer products it has planned in future. Logi, as they will be branded, represents a new, colourful and fun outlook for the Swiss accessory firm and the first product... >>

Welcome to a new look Pocket-lint

Welcome to a new look Pocket-lint

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More than two years ago we relaunched Pocket-lint with an all-new design and a few tweaks in editorial stance. It represented how the internet at large was at the time, also coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Pocket-lint. But times change and so... >>

You might be staring fellow passengers in the face on future flights if you fly economy

You might be staring fellow passengers in the face on future flights if you fly economy

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French airline chair manufacturer Zodiac Seats has come up with a seating design that it believes will help its customers get more economy passengers onto its flights. Called the "economy class cabin hexagon" collection, or "Project HD31", the new seating... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be announced on 12 August, S6 edge Plus too?

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be announced on 12 August, S6 edge Plus too?

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Although Samsung traditionally hosts an Unpacked event on the eve of the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin each year, where it usually announces the latest Galaxy Note phablet, reports suggest that will not be the case this time around. Instead,... >>

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

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It is no secret that Nokia has been looking to offload its Here Maps service for a while, hoping to use the cash from the sale to further its communication network plans, but it looks like the most expected suitor has failed in its bid to take it over.... >>

Nikon Photo Contest 2014 - 2015: These amazing photos/video were the pick of the bunch

Nikon Photo Contest 2014 - 2015: These amazing photos/video were the pick of the bunch

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Nikon recently announced the category winners for its annual photography competition and if you flick through the gallery above you will see some quite simply stunning entries from around the world. The competition also recognises video entries these... >>

Android Wear to embrace interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communications

Android Wear to embrace interactive watch faces and watch-to-watch communications

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Under increased competition from rival smartwatch styles and operating systems, such as the Apple Watch and the Pebble Time, Google plans to update its Android Wear platform to include some interesting new features. After wading through a leaked document,... >>

Microsoft to launch six Windows 10 Lumia phones soon(ish)

Microsoft to launch six Windows 10 Lumia phones soon(ish)

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Although it has gone quiet on the new Windows Phone front in recent times, Microsoft is heavily tipped to be bringing at least six new Lumia handsets to market in the coming months. All to feature the phone build of Windows 10 when that's ready. Evan... >>

Samsung’s Apps Edge patent could give purpose to the Galaxy S6 edge screen

Samsung’s Apps Edge patent could give purpose to the Galaxy S6 edge screen

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Samsung has filed a patent for what it calls "Apps Edge", which is "computer application" software for mobiles phones, smartphones and tablets that helps organise and "allows quick access to frequently used applications". Basically, it looks like the... >>

Worst album cover art of all time, you won't believe number 34

Worst album cover art of all time, you won't believe number 34

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Tell kids today that we used to buy our music in the form of large circular black plastic discs that got sticky in the sun and they won't believe you. Even CDs have seemingly had their day, shunted aside for the convenience of digital downloads and streaming.... >>

Pebble Time review: A smartwatch stepping stone
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Pebble Time review: A smartwatch stepping stone

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When Pebble announced its second-generation smartwatch it became the most successful Kickstarter project ever, smashing all records and reaping $1 million in just 30 minutes of the funding round starting. The Pebble Time, and the subsequently unveiled... >>

Want to see what an iPhone 8 could look like?

Want to see what an iPhone 8 could look like?

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We haven't even had the iPhone 6S let alone the iPhone 7 yet, but concept designer Jermaine Smit has posted a video of what he thinks the iPhone 8 could look like. Of course, by our estimation, an iPhone 8 isn't due until 2018. If Apple continues its... >>

Sky giving away fibre broadband for free

Sky giving away fibre broadband for free

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Sky has changed its price plans for fibre broadband and has made the ground-breaking decision to offer its entry-level package at no cost for 12 months. You will still need a Sky line rental and Sky Talk phone package, but the normal fee of £10 a month... >>

You can get a Google Nexus 9 tablet for just £200

You can get a Google Nexus 9 tablet for just £200

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Amid rumours that Google will update its tablet ranges in the coming months, retailers in the UK are shifting stock at amazing prices. The latest product to get a price cut, with Amazon and Argos at least, is the Google Nexus 9, the company's 8.9-inch... >>

How to stop Apple Music charging you when your free trial ends

How to stop Apple Music charging you when your free trial ends

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If, like us, you signed up to Apple Music almost as soon as it became available you will have to start to pay for the service from 1 October, which will cost £9.99 a month for a normal individual subscription, £14.99 for a family subscription for up... >>

Is Facebook about to launch an Apple Music and Spotify rival?

Is Facebook about to launch an Apple Music and Spotify rival?

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Facebook is to take on Apple, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and a host of other music streaming services if rumours are to be believed. Music business site Music Ally claims that the social media giant is not only looking to introduce music videos to its offering... >>

LG G4 Beat offers mid-range 4G thrills for those on a budget

LG G4 Beat offers mid-range 4G thrills for those on a budget

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LG continues to expand its G4 product line with the LG G4 Beat, a smartphone that retains a lot of the style and features of the company's flagship device, but drops some of the spec to fit in at a mid-range price point. The LG G4 Beat sports an octa-core... >>

Doctor Who confirmed for Lego Dimensions: All 13 Doctors to appear, even John Hurt

Doctor Who confirmed for Lego Dimensions: All 13 Doctors to appear, even John Hurt

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Although it was previously leaked - by Lego itself no less - it has now been confirmed that Doctor Who will be joining the cast of the game/toy collection Lego Dimensions. The 12th Doctor will be voiced by Peter Capaldi, who plays the character on TV,... >>

Like Apple Music, Tidal encourages families to share a discounted account

Like Apple Music, Tidal encourages families to share a discounted account

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Jay-Z's music streaming company Tidal is responding to the launch of Apple Music and its rapid rise in popularity by also offering a family account for members, which gives discounts for additional subscribers in a family unit. However, unlike Apple Music,... >>

999 emergency calls should be possible through texts and apps, says report

999 emergency calls should be possible through texts and apps, says report

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The UK's emergency services system should be radically overhauled, claims a report by the Institute of Engineering and Technology. As well as being able to call for police, ambulance or fire brigade assistance by calling "999", the service needs to adapt... >>

Want to see how the incredible Game of Thrones Hardhome zombie battle was filmed?

Want to see how the incredible Game of Thrones Hardhome zombie battle was filmed?

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Before we write another word, stop reading here if you haven't seen Game of Thrones season 5 yet and, specifically, episode 8 "Hardhome". There be spoilers ahead, aaarrrggh! If you've made it this far, on your own head be it... Hardhome is by far and... >>