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Gadget Show Live 2016: Jason Bradbury talks VR, GamesMaster and why YouTubers will inherit the Earth

Gadget Show Live 2016: Jason Bradbury talks VR, GamesMaster and why YouTubers will inherit the Earth

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For the last 12 years, Jason Bradbury has been the face of gadgets and technology, at least where television is concerned. He has been the main host of Channel 5's The Gadget Show throughout its entire 25 series run, and shows no sign of stopping. He's... >>

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens preview: Best Star Wars game ever?

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens preview: Best Star Wars game ever?

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There have been plenty of Lego games over the years, but we have fondest memories for the very first. The 11-year-old Lego Star Wars might have been based on the least popular collection of films but it kicked off a mighty franchise of platform puzzlers... >>

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

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Although there have been recent rumours that suggest otherwise, Nintendo has firmly denied that it is halting manufacture of the Wii U console. Even the most die-hard Nintendo fan will have to admit that it's been an unmitigated flop in comparison to... >>

Can someone Photoshop the Eiffel Tower under my finger? Simple request, hilarious results

Can someone Photoshop the Eiffel Tower under my finger? Simple request, hilarious results

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When Sid Frisjes visited France he, like many before him, attempted to get a humorous photo with him stood in front of the Eiffel Tower, with the perspective looking like he was touching it. When he saw the image, though, he realised it was anything but.... >>

PlayStation VR: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

PlayStation VR: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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First announced in 2014, under the codename Project Morpheus, PlayStation VR is likely to be a hit this coming Christmas and could even be the definitive device in the explosion of virtual reality. Sony's virtual reality headset works with the PS4, which... >>

PlayStation VR preview: Affordable virtual reality for the gamers

PlayStation VR preview: Affordable virtual reality for the gamers

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For much of its early life, Sony's foray into virtual reality was codenamed Project Morpheus. However, in September last year, during the Tokyo Game Show, it gave its first headset the, perhaps obvious, name of PlayStation VR. The product hasn't changed... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Although an iPad Air 3 was rumoured throughout the build up to Apple's 21 March unveiling, it turns out that although much of the speculation was correct in the features the new iPad would offer, the name wasn't. Instead, Apple has simply called its... >>

How to get ready for PlayStation VR on the cheap

How to get ready for PlayStation VR on the cheap

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When Sony officially announced price and release date for its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset, it soon became apparent that it would actually cost more to get it up and running that the headline-friendly price tag. The headset will cost £350 (quoted... >>

All Sky customers to get live Sky Sports free… through new Sky Sports Mix channel

All Sky customers to get live Sky Sports free… through new Sky Sports Mix channel

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Sky is launching an all-new Sky Sports channel that will be free to all of its TV customers and offer a selection of different, live sporting events. Sky Sports Mix will include live sports including football, golf, cricket and more, and won't cost anything... >>

LG G5 pre-order deals for 1 April release date: Here are the prices and amazing freebies

LG G5 pre-order deals for 1 April release date: Here are the prices and amazing freebies

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The LG G5 will be available from 1 April but you wouldn't be a fool if you pre-ordered one from several of the UK's networks or retailers now. That's because they are offering some amazing deals for the flagship Android smartphone. The phone was a real... >>

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving
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Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving

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When we first got our hands on the final version of Tom Clancy's The Division, we couldn't actually play it. That was because the review copy arrived before the servers were switched on. We had to wait until the Australian midnight opening started on... >>

Sony won’t be making a loss on PlayStation VR hardware, even at £350 a pop

Sony won’t be making a loss on PlayStation VR hardware, even at £350 a pop

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Sony has revealed that, contrary to the opinion of some analysts, it won't be making a loss on each PlayStation VR headset sold - even though it undercuts high-end rivals by hundreds of pounds. When the tech and gaming giant revealed that the PS VR would... >>

There’s no technical reason why PS4 and Xbox One fans can’t play together, but...

There’s no technical reason why PS4 and Xbox One fans can’t play together, but...

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A few days ago, at the start of GDC in San Francisco, Microsoft openly invited other console manufacturers to participate in its cross-platform gaming strategy; that's Sony with its PlayStation 4, to you and us. It is already planning on offering PC and... >>

HTC Vive will be available to pre-order and try out from these high street retailers

HTC Vive will be available to pre-order and try out from these high street retailers

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We've quite rightly raved about our adventures with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset in the last year or so, but the only way you can discover what the fuss is about is to experience it yourself. Thankfully, HTC has partnered with a number of stores... >>

Sky Q to get 4K Ultra HD TV shows and movies from summer, Now TV too

Sky Q to get 4K Ultra HD TV shows and movies from summer, Now TV too

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It's been known since the unveiling of Sky Q last year that the Sky Q Silver box would be getting Ultra HD programming at some point in its future, we just didn't know when. The main box in the Sky Q line-up has the required HDMI output to transmit 4K... >>

PlayStation VR price and release date revealed, and PS4 fans will love it

PlayStation VR price and release date revealed, and PS4 fans will love it

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At its PS VR event in San Francisco as part of GDC, Sony has revealed the price and release date for its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset and it is considerably cheaper than both Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. The headset will be available in time... >>

You could be playing Gears of War 4 earlier than you thought

You could be playing Gears of War 4 earlier than you thought

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Gears of War fans will get the chance to play the next chapter in the series in April. An open multiplayer beta of Gears of War 4 will be available from 25 April for one week, long ahead of the games expected holiday season release date. What's more,... >>

Samsung: Gear VR is just the beginning, future virtual reality headsets planned

Samsung: Gear VR is just the beginning, future virtual reality headsets planned

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Samsung has told Pocket-lint that it will continue its investment in and commitment to virtual reality as it believes that it become "the future of how we engage in media". And that will include new headsets. During launch day for the Samsung Galaxy S7... >>

Forget Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, wire-free Sulon Q VR doesn’t need a high-end PC

Forget Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, wire-free Sulon Q VR doesn’t need a high-end PC

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When we met Oculus' vice president of mobile Max Cohen in January, he explained that wireless virtual reality headsets of the calibre of the Oculus Rift are a long way away. It will be 15 years before we get something approaching the Star Trek holodeck,... >>

Racing drones could earn you $250,000... like this kid did

Racing drones could earn you $250,000... like this kid did

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A British drone racing team has scooped the main prize of a quarter of a million dollars (£174,000) in the World Drone Prix in Dubai, and the team captain was a 15-year-old boy from the UK. Point-of-view drone racing has exploded in popularity recently,... >>

This is what Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time could look like on Nintendo NX

This is what Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time could look like on Nintendo NX

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As we head towards the summer and E3 rumours of Nintendo's new console, the Nintendo NX, are bound to ramp up. For now though, with little actual information, it's more about what it might be capable of than anything concrete. One thing we're pretty sure... >>

HTC Vive owners will be able to play any Steam game inside a VR living room

HTC Vive owners will be able to play any Steam game inside a VR living room

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Valve has announced a way for PC gamers to play any game from inside the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Any title you have in your Steam library can be accessed while wearing the device, even if it's not designed for VR play. That's because SteamVR... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Steve Jobs, Hap and Leonard...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Steve Jobs, Hap and Leonard...

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This week, we've opted for a varied selection in our highlights round-up of the shows and films available on streaming apps and channels right now. We've got action and adventure, dark, comedic drama, a spy tale and disaster on the west coast of the US.... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?

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Two new Samsung flagship Android phones are now available, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.  They replace the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, making some of the best smartphones even better. But if you're in the market for a new smartphone,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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After months of speculation, Samsung has introduced the two latest flagship phones in its long line of Galaxy handsets. Much had been rumoured and leaked about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge devices in the build up to the Korean company's... >>