Archive for Rik Henderson

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?
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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... >>

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominations open: We want to hear from you

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominations open: We want to hear from you

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Towards the end of each year, we host our awards ceremony to reveal the best gadgets from the previous 12 months.The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is now in its 13th year and we're doing things a little different to before in order to ensure the very best... >>

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20S takes Android Wear 2.0 to an even tougher level

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20S takes Android Wear 2.0 to an even tougher level

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It's Baselworld this week, the world's biggest watch trade show being held in Switzerland, so we expect to be inundated with smartwatch launches.Casio, for example, has announced a more rugged, luxury version of its WSD-F20 we saw at CES in January.The... >>

Sky Q voice search now live, you can finally use that button on the remote

Sky Q voice search now live, you can finally use that button on the remote

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Sky has begun to roll out new firmware for its Sky Q set-top-boxes that adds voice search and a few new features.Some customers will have the update by now although others might have to wait as it's being rolled out in stages. All Sky Q customers will... >>

iPhone SE updated with 32GB and 128GB models, same prices

iPhone SE updated with 32GB and 128GB models, same prices

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Apple has updated its popular, entry-level 4-inch iPhone with larger capacities for the same prices.The new iPhone SE models will be available from Friday 24 March priced from £379 when bought SIM-free.They look the same as the existing models - like... >>

New Samsung Galaxy S8 press pic leak shows phone from all angles

New Samsung Galaxy S8 press pic leak shows phone from all angles

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the SGS8 Plus, will both be unveiled next Wednesday, 29 March. But that still gives us just over a week for a swarm of new leaks about the phones.This time it's another range of press images, showing what... >>

Sony Xperia L1 with 5.5-inch screen coming to UK in April

Sony Xperia L1 with 5.5-inch screen coming to UK in April

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Sony has announced an entry to mid-range, large-screen smartphone that offers many of the design motifs Xperia handsets are known for but won't break the bank.The Sony Xperia L1 is a 5.5-inch handset with a HD (720p) display.It comes in black, white or... >>

Luxury Swiss watch brand Gc enters Android Wear 2.0 market with Gc Connect

Luxury Swiss watch brand Gc enters Android Wear 2.0 market with Gc Connect

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With the watch trade show Baselworld taking place in Switzerland this week, we fully expect many luxury timepiece brands to announce new smart devices; some for the first time.Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Gc is among those, with an announcement that... >>

This is what Mass Effect: Andromeda looks like in 4K HDR, simply stunning

This is what Mass Effect: Andromeda looks like in 4K HDR, simply stunning

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Mass Effect: Andromeda will finally be available from next week, although Xbox One owners with EA Access subscriptions are able to play the first five hours already.They will know what we are also rapidly finding out; that it is a worthy successor to... >>

What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy?

What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy?

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The Philips Hue smart lighting system has grown dramatically in the last few years, in both popularity and number of available products.And from April, a new Philips Hue Candle bulb will join the fray, fleshing out the product range of connected LED... >>

Future Sony smartphones could charge wirelessly from a friend's phone, a fridge or a washing machine

Future Sony smartphones could charge wirelessly from a friend's phone, a fridge or a washing machine

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Sony has submitted a patent application for a technology that could revolutionise the mobile industry.It proposes adding a second wireless antenna for Near Field Communications (NFC) that will transfer power rather than data. You could therefore recharge... >>

Splatoon 2 beta available to download on Nintendo Switch for free

Splatoon 2 beta available to download on Nintendo Switch for free

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The Nintendo Switch has had great success since its launch a couple of weeks ago, and that's mainly thanks to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.Now you can nab yourself some playtime with another top Nintendo first-party title - in beta form anyway.... >>

Philips 55POS9002 OLED preview: Stunning flagship TV with P5 processing and Ambilight

Philips 55POS9002 OLED preview: Stunning flagship TV with P5 processing and Ambilight

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TP Vision recently unveiled its second Philips-branded OLED TV, the 9002, and from our experience with it so far, it's every bit the rival to sets with similar technology from Sony, Panasonic and, of course, LG.It even adds its own unique feature in... >>

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

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Voice chat is a mainstay in most online multiplayer games, and while it can be abused by trolls and other immature idiots, it can often also be vital to progression, especially in co-op sessions.But what if you're deaf? Or you don't want the whole house... >>

Grohe Sense can help protect your home from flooding and water damage

Grohe Sense can help protect your home from flooding and water damage

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There are a fair few smart home products on the market but not all of them really help or improve our lives. The technology is maturing but there are many devices that exist because they sound cool in paper but have little benefit in the real world.Grohe... >>

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

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Netflix is considering presenting different cuts of TV shows and movies for mobile users specifically. It has a growing audience of viewers on mobile and the cuts could make portable presentations more enjoyable.Speaking at a briefing in San Francisco,... >>

Denon Heos soundbar and sub take Sonos head-on

Denon Heos soundbar and sub take Sonos head-on

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Denon's Heos multiroom audio system has been compared to Sonos often in the past and the latest pair of products are set to continue that trend.The Heos Bar is a direct rival to the Sonos Playbar, while the wireless Heos Subwoofer will draw comparisons... >>

Electric Jaguar I-Pace hits the road for first time, production model unveiled in late-2017

Electric Jaguar I-Pace hits the road for first time, production model unveiled in late-2017

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This is the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace in action.We saw the concept version of the SUV in the flesh at the end of last year, which we covered in our extensive Jaguar I-Pace preview, but this is the first time the car has taken to the roads. It was driven... >>

Nokia 8 said to be mid-ranger, will be joined by Nokia 7 but flagship yet to come

Nokia 8 said to be mid-ranger, will be joined by Nokia 7 but flagship yet to come

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HMD Global is moving on apace with its roll out of Nokia-branded Android phones, with two reportedly to follow the four revealed at the Mobile World Congress trade show last month.There have been plenty of rumours about a flagship Nokia 8 model (also... >>