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PlayStation Neo confirmed and 4K-ready, but PS4.5 won't be at E3 2016

PlayStation Neo confirmed and 4K-ready, but PS4.5 won't be at E3 2016

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Sony has confirmed that it is working on an upgraded PlayStation 4 console, but that rumours of it appearing at this year's E3 are wide of the mark. The PlayStation Neo, as it is codenamed, will be launched by the company in the future, and will have... >>

Konami isn't only games company making bionics, behold the Deus Ex cybernetic arm

Konami isn't only games company making bionics, behold the Deus Ex cybernetic arm

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A few weeks ago we brought you a BBC documentary that detailed the creation of a fully cybernetic arm, designed by Konami and based around the one worn by Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. That garnered a lot of attention, because not only... >>

Moto Z leaked early, official pic of Moto X replacement and Moto Mods revealed

Moto Z leaked early, official pic of Moto X replacement and Moto Mods revealed

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Lenovo accidentally revealed the full press image of the Moto Z ahead of its official on-stage unveiling at Lenovo Tech World. In addition, one of the Moto Mods add-on features was also posted on Twitter ahead of the announcement, presumably by mistake.... >>

Now you can use an Nvidia Shield TV as a Plex media server

Now you can use an Nvidia Shield TV as a Plex media server

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We've always been fans of the Nvidia Shield Android TV box, with its 4K output and gaming prowess. We've also always loved Plex and the excellent way it catalogues and presents our media files. Now the two are combining in a way that is every Plex fan's... >>

Nike's The Switch Euro 2016 short film is stealing the net, find out why here

Nike's The Switch Euro 2016 short film is stealing the net, find out why here

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Nike has released its Euro 2016 tie-in video and it is a work of brilliance; Spark Brilliance, in fact, As part of its Spark Brilliance campaign, The Switch stars Cristiano Ronaldo and several other footballers, including much of the England team, in... >>

Now TV 4K box and "more" to be announced on 29 June

Now TV 4K box and "more" to be announced on 29 June

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Sky has sent out press invites to an event on 29 June where the new Now TV box will be unveiled. However, the new set-top-box, already revealed to be 4K-ready, will not be the only announcement. The invite states that there will be "so much more than... >>

LeapFrog LeapStart preview: Embracing tech and phyiscal books for kids

LeapFrog LeapStart preview: Embracing tech and phyiscal books for kids

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Anyone who has kids and owns a tablet will understand how alluring a touchscreen device is for little'uns, even as young as four. However, while many adults might be streamlining their lives to be more digital, there's still an element of magic in a normal,... >>

Twitter and TfL combine to alert you about Tube and train delays

Twitter and TfL combine to alert you about Tube and train delays

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A pilot scheme has been launched by both Twitter and Transport for London to notify travellers about severe delays to train and Tube services. Customers can opt in to receive instant notifications when there are delays to services. That way they can find... >>

Watch Dogs 2 preview: Best-looking open world game ever?

Watch Dogs 2 preview: Best-looking open world game ever?

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We’ll come right out and say it, we loved Watch Dogs. It was flawed for sure, and the two years of hype before release only served to raise expectation far higher than any game could achieve, but it was an open world game that offered something different.... >>

FIFA 17 release date, trailer and Frostbite Engine graphics revealed

FIFA 17 release date, trailer and Frostbite Engine graphics revealed

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Electronic Arts has released a teaser trailer for the next FIFA game and the biggest revelation so far is that the graphics have been completely overhauled. That's because FIFA 17 has been rebuilt from the ground up using the Frostbite graphics engine,... >>

Samsung working on bendy phones, one will fold like a compact

Samsung working on bendy phones, one will fold like a compact

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Samsung is said to be working on bendable phones, with form factors currently not available on the market. It has previous released a curved handset before, the Samsung Galaxy Round, which had a concave screen, while the Galaxy S7 edge has a wrap around... >>

Xbox summer update 2016: Here's what your Xbox One can do now

Xbox summer update 2016: Here's what your Xbox One can do now

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Last November, Microsoft pushed what was perhaps the biggest update to any of its consoles yet, with the Xbox One user experience switching to one based on Windows 10. New features have arrived since then, with some having significant effects on how users... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: The Musketeers, Pokemon and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: The Musketeers, Pokemon and more

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Freeview Play televisions and set-top-boxes give you the option to scroll back through the EPG to catch-up with shows you might have missed the previous week. All you have to do it click on the show and it will open in each channel's respective on demand application... >>

FIFA testing video refs for major in-game incidents at last

FIFA testing video refs for major in-game incidents at last

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FIFA has approved testing of video replays during football matches. After many years of pundits, footballers and experts crying out for the use of video technology to help referees during major incidents, there's light at the end of the tunnel. The International... >>

Samsung Gear Fit2 / Gear IconX: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear Fit2 / Gear IconX: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The original Samsung Gear Fit was released two years ago, so it was about time that we had a refresh. That comes in the form of the Samsung Gear Fit2, which is now confirmed and will be available soon. It is joined on the launch schedule by wireless... >>

Pebble 2016 line-up: Pebble Core, Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 explained

Pebble 2016 line-up: Pebble Core, Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 explained

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Pebble has announced a trio of new products that enhance the company's standing in the smartwatch and wearables sector. The first couple are replacement devices for its Pebble and Pebble Time watches. Cunningly titled Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, they... >>

Pebble Core will support Amazon Alexa: Shopping, Prime Music access and more

Pebble Core will support Amazon Alexa: Shopping, Prime Music access and more

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After announcing its near SIM-enabled wearable last week, Pebble has confirmed that the Pebble Core will be compatible with Amazon Alexa, the retailer's voice controlled services. It will be the first time that a fully independent, third-party mobile... >>

How to transfer Steam games to a GOG.com account for free

How to transfer Steam games to a GOG.com account for free

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GOG, the online PC games store owned by The Witcher developer, CD Projekt, now allows users of its main rival Steam to duplicate some of their owned games to work on both platforms. To help build a library of games usable through GOG Galaxy, the service... >>

OnePlus Loop VR starts shipping early: Is your free headset on its way?

OnePlus Loop VR starts shipping early: Is your free headset on its way?

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A little over a week ago, OnePlus announced that it was giving away 30,000 Loop VR headsets, its own version of the Samsung Gear VR, for free. All you had to do is fill in the details on the site and pay a nominal shipping fee. However, as expected, it... >>

Skylanders Imaginators preview: Create your own Skylander at last

Skylanders Imaginators preview: Create your own Skylander at last

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Each year developer Toys for Bob comes up with a cunning new addition to make the latest Skylanders game a little different from the last, and this year it has listened to fans to give them one of the most requested features since the beginning. This... >>

BBC micro:bit now available for pre-order, get your kids into coding

BBC micro:bit now available for pre-order, get your kids into coding

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The BBC micro:bit is now available for pre-order from element14, the tech company that also distributes the Raspberry Pi in the UK. It was previously distributed to schools to help children learn the basics of coding, but is now starting to roll out... >>

PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater

PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater

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FIFA has been sitting on the footy games throne for a fair few years now, with little or no competition of note, but it could very well be replaced this year. We've played PES 2017 and it is good. Scrub that, it is superb. Considering we've only had access... >>

First look of a Nintendo NX game: Watch the Rise - Race the Future teaser

First look of a Nintendo NX game: Watch the Rise - Race the Future teaser

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Developer VD-dev Games has been creating titles for handhelds for many years, but seldom for home consoles or PC. Now it's unveiled its next major project, driving game Rise: Race the Future, and it's confirmed as coming to the Nintendo NX - possibly... >>

Asus Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini debut at Computex 2016

Asus Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini debut at Computex 2016

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Alongside the powerful Transformer 3 Pro, Asus also launched the Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini at this year’s Computex in Taiwan. The Transformer 3 is a super thin 2-in-1 at just 6.9 mm thick and weighs in at 695g. With the keyboard dock you’re... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Wallander, American Dad and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Wallander, American Dad and more

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With Freeview Play, TVs and set-top-boxes offer the ability to scroll backwards through the last seven days of an electronic programme guide in order to choose catch-up shows to play automatically. Users only need find the show on any of the supported... >>