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Barclays goes it alone for Android contactless payment, not Android Pay

Barclays goes it alone for Android contactless payment, not Android Pay

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Ahead of a UK launch for Android Pay, Barclays has decided to go it alone by offering Android phone owning customers the chance to make contactless payments through its own app. Coming in June, Barclays Contactless Mobile works on Android devices with... >>

Amazon's Top Gear rival is The Grand Tour, will be filmed in a tent

Amazon's Top Gear rival is The Grand Tour, will be filmed in a tent

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Amazon's rival show to Top Gear has finally got a name. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will present a new car show called The Grand Tour, which will start on the Amazon Prime Instant Video this autumn. Not much has been revealed about... >>

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

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With two-and-a-half years under its belt, the PlayStation 4 has matured into a fine games console and no mistake. PlayStation Now is in full swing, offering cloud gaming for a large library of quality PS3 games. And Spotify integration through the PlayStation... >>

Garmin Forerunner 735XT shows that sports watches can be sleek too

Garmin Forerunner 735XT shows that sports watches can be sleek too

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Garmin has unveiled a top of the range running and multisports watch that features heart rate monitoring yet is sleek on the wrist. The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is lightweight and has 24/7 Elevate heart rate monitoring built-in. It also has GPS - after... >>

EE Jay is a fun and budget-friendly 4G tablet for summer travelling

EE Jay is a fun and budget-friendly 4G tablet for summer travelling

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EE has introduced an entry-level tablet to its range that offers decent spec for a budget price. The Jay from EE, as it is called, is a 7.85-inch 4G device with Android 5.1 Lollipop, a quad-core 1GHz processor, 16GB of on-board storage and microSD card... >>

Virgin Media TiVo 2 coming with 4K, new set-top-box to take on Sky Q

Virgin Media TiVo 2 coming with 4K, new set-top-box to take on Sky Q

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Virgin Media is soon to replace its current TiVo box as the flagship set-top-box in its TV line-up. There is a new device coming in the next few months that will also be powered by TiVo, but capable of 4K video output. In its first quarter financial... >>

How to build an amazing Raspberry Pi 3 retro games console for just £50

How to build an amazing Raspberry Pi 3 retro games console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, Robot Wars and football hooliganism, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined consoles coming based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... >>

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

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Have you just got an Xbox One, getting one soon or are you simply looking for something to play? Well, you've come to the right place. It's been a busy time for gaming since the Xbox One first launched in November 2013, with a stack of amazing titles... >>

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080: Release date, price and why it's the best gaming card ever

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080: Release date, price and why it's the best gaming card ever

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Nvidia has unveiled a PC graphics card for 2016 based on its new Pascal architecture. That essentially means that it is a massive step up from what has come before - even the mighty Titan X. The Pascal GPU architecture has greater memory bandwidth and... >>

Star Wars meets Bond: Watch this stunning new intro sequence for Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars meets Bond: Watch this stunning new intro sequence for Empire Strikes Back

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Just imagine that, instead of the opening crawl and looming star destroyer, Empire Strikes Back started like a James Bond movie. Can you picture it? Actually, you don't need to, Kurt Rauffer has actually created exactly that. He's directed and edited... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Peaky Blinders, MasterChef and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Peaky Blinders, MasterChef and more

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Freeview Play TVs, set-top-boxes and other entertainment kit give you the option to scroll back through the electronic programme guide and catch-up on shows you might have missed the previous week. All you have to do it click on the show and it will open... >>

69 well-timed and accidental phone pictures that will make you look twice

69 well-timed and accidental phone pictures that will make you look twice

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Ever since the first camera was added to a phone, we've become obsessed with taking pictures of just about everything that moves and a lot of things that don't. From selfies to waving a smartphone around at a gig or sporting event, we just can't get... >>

Did you know you now get Channel 5 HD on Freeview?

Did you know you now get Channel 5 HD on Freeview?

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As of yesterday, Channel 5 HD is now in the line-up of free-to-air high definition stations. It has been added to the Freeview electronic programme guide and is available to all TVs, set-top-boxes and entertainment devices that support Freeview HD. Freeview... >>

Is there anything better than Nintendo Vans sneakers?

Is there anything better than Nintendo Vans sneakers?

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Footwear brand Vans has teamed with Nintendo to develop a range of its trademark trainers that retro games fans will adore. Accidentally leaked by German sports shoe retailer 43einhalb, a range of Vans skate sneakers, high-tops and flip flops are coming... >>

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review: Going out with a bang
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review: Going out with a bang

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Can you imagine a child patiently waiting for Christmas Day only to be told it's being moved to 23 February? Then again to 16 March? Well, that's how we felt about the constantly shifting release dates of the latest and purportedly last in the Uncharted... >>

Now TV Kids Pass coming to give children their shows in the one place

Now TV Kids Pass coming to give children their shows in the one place

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Now TV will soon add an all-new subscription offering and it's just for children. From 21 June, you will be able to pay £2.99 a month for a Now TV Kids Pass. It will give access to six live TV channels and all the box sets and catch up content to view... >>

WhatsApp wants to take over your Windows 10 or OS X desktop

WhatsApp wants to take over your Windows 10 or OS X desktop

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WhatsApp is heavily rumoured to be developing a native application for Windows 10 and OS X. It is possible to connect to your WhatsApp profile and display messages through a browser, but that only works through your phone. WhatsApp Web simply syncs through... >>

Nintendo NX: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Nintendo NX: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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There's no hiding from the fact that Nintendo has suffered some rocky times over the last couple of years. The Wii U is shaping up to be the company's biggest console flop to date (excluding the odd and not widely available Virtual Boy) and its more... >>

Start saving now, Nintendo NX likely to be expensive

Start saving now, Nintendo NX likely to be expensive

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Nintendo has learnt many lessons from the troubled lifespan of the Wii U and that is likely to be both good and bad news for the Nintendo NX. It will undoubtedly benefit from the extra time the company wants to put into its development before a March... >>

HTC One Wear smartwatch not coming until June, Petra delay reported

HTC One Wear smartwatch not coming until June, Petra delay reported

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The prospective smartwatch from HTC, which has gone under the names HTC Petra and HTC One Wear in the past, clearly didn't appear in April, as suggested in previous rumours and leaks. Instead, it is not said to be launched in the week commencing 6 June.... >>

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2016

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Right from the beginning of the year it was clear that we were finally to get the 4K Ultra HD revolution we've been promised for a while. CES 2016 was swimming in 4K sets, most with high dynamic range (HDR) technology too. They have since started to... >>

You won't believe how little you'll pay for this 75-inch 4K HDR TV

You won't believe how little you'll pay for this 75-inch 4K HDR TV

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Hisense has released a 75-inch 4K HDR TV for a little under £2,500. The Hisense 75M7900 features all the latest telly tech but for a fraction of the price of rivals. In fact, you'll be hard pressed to find a 55-inch 4K HDR TV for much cheaper, let alone... >>

Huawei Mate 9 could have a 20MP dual camera and blow P9 out of the water

Huawei Mate 9 could have a 20MP dual camera and blow P9 out of the water

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We've only recently seen a couple of flagship Huawei phones launched, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, but there is talk of another device coming from the Chinese company that could overshadow them - at least where the camera is concerned. The Huawei Mate... >>

Instagram demands Littergram app name change, what a load of rubbish

Instagram demands Littergram app name change, what a load of rubbish

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Instagram has sent a letter to the British creator of the anti-litter application Littergram, demanding it change its name. Littergram is a not-for-profit venture started in 2014, which encourages people in Britain to take photos of litter and send them... >>

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

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HP has unveiled an addition to its Chromebook range that offers similar spec to the recently released 2016 model of the MacBook. However, it costs almost a third of Apple's computer. The HP Chromebook 13 starts at $499 (£342) while the entry-level superslim... >>