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Apple TV gets BBC iPlayer at last

Apple TV gets BBC iPlayer at last

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The BBC has finally released a dedicated iPlayer app for Apple TV, with the service now available to download on the fourth generation player from today. All of the BBC iPlayer content is accessible from the new Apple TV but those used to the app's layout... >>

This is the best Star Wars movie you’ll see this year, Battlefront running in 4K 60fps

This is the best Star Wars movie you’ll see this year, Battlefront running in 4K 60fps

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At the end of November, we published a series of screengrabs said to be taken in-game of Star Wars Battlefront running the Toddyhancer 2.0 mod, and we thought they were spectacular. However, as amazing as they still are we think there's a better example... >>

Japanese police creates special squad to take down 'nuisance' drones

Japanese police creates special squad to take down 'nuisance' drones

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The Tokyo police force is to launch a special unit to locate and capture nuisance drones, including those flown by members of the public. It is part of new counter terrorism measures being put in place in the Japanese capital, with the threat of piloted... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ridiculous 6...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ridiculous 6...

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Another week has flown by and we're at the point where many of us get to put our feet up, ready for some prime TV viewing. However, unless you're a sucker for reality shows, is there anything on terrestrial telly that floats our boats these days? That's... >>

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 8: Win an Nvidia Shield Android TV and Shield Tablet K1

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 8: Win an Nvidia Shield Android TV and Shield Tablet K1

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Welcome to The Great Christmas Giveaway 2015, giving you the chance to win some great prizes in the run up to Christmas right here on Pocket-lint. We'll be giving away a great piece of kit every single day, with something for everyone, from smartphones... >>

77,000 Steam accounts hacked every month, make sure you protect yours

77,000 Steam accounts hacked every month, make sure you protect yours

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Valve has revealed that a staggering 77,000 Steam accounts are hacked each month, with the problem multiplying dramatically since the introduction of Steam Trading - the ability to trade away gift copies of games, in-game items and Steam Trading Cards.... >>

Here are the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers all in the one place

Here are the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers all in the one place

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In a galaxy not so far, far away a certain movie hits UK cinemas on 17 December and we don't know about you, but we're hugely excited. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens will finally be released and we'll be first in the queue to see it. However,... >>

Pebble Classic and Steel owners also get timeline and unlimited apps

Pebble Classic and Steel owners also get timeline and unlimited apps

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Pebble is bringing its new firmware and timeline feature to the older smartwatches in its line-up. Pebble Time, Time Steel and Time Round users have been enjoying Pebble Firmware 3.0, with the handy way to see notifications, events and calender entries... >>

EU ruling to force NOW TV, Netflix and other streaming services to offer access when abroad

EU ruling to force NOW TV, Netflix and other streaming services to offer access when abroad

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The European Commission is to push forward with proposals to change the way streaming services work across all countries in the region. If approved, it means that you will be able to use any of your streaming subscriptions no matter where you are in Europe.... >>

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy?

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy?

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It's that time of year again where the sales of games consoles are sky rocketing and it must be said that there has rarely been a time where the choice of which to buy has been harder to make. After two years into their lifespans (three for the Wii U),... >>

Still waiting for Marshmallow for your phone? Nexus devices are already on Android 6.0.1

Still waiting for Marshmallow for your phone? Nexus devices are already on Android 6.0.1

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Although most Android phone users are still awaiting an operating system update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Nexus device owners have started to receive the next patch beyond that. Google has announced that it is now pushing out Android 6.0.1 to Nexus... >>

BBC iPlayer to run adverts before programmes, sort of

BBC iPlayer to run adverts before programmes, sort of

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The BBC has started to roll out adverts that run prior to requested programmes on iPlayer, which might come as a shock to many. However, it isn't going completely doolally - the ads are actually trailers for other shows and content it thinks you might... >>

What Spotify tracks did you listen to in 2015? Your Year in Music reveals all

What Spotify tracks did you listen to in 2015? Your Year in Music reveals all

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As we approach the end of the year, social networks will invariably present plenty of statistics that give a good indication of trends and events that have transpired over the previous 12 months. This is often on a global level but also for individuals... >>

10 best streaming services for Christmas: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more

10 best streaming services for Christmas: Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Carol-oke and more

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Christmas is coming and that means we're all getting into the spirit - sometimes literally when a bottle of brandy is left within sight. One way of ensuring that you feel positively "Chrismassy" before the big day arrives is to fill your viewing hours... >>

BMW, Mercedes, and Audi close Nokia Here Maps sale - and your next car could benefit

BMW, Mercedes, and Audi close Nokia Here Maps sale - and your next car could benefit

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Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG now officially own Here, Nokia's digital mapping and location business. The three partners each hold an equal stake. Although it was heavily rumoured for a while that Uber would acquire Nokia's Here Maps, a rival bid... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Star Wars, Fantastic Four...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Star Wars, Fantastic Four...

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Christmas will soon be upon us and that will ensure that the normal TV schedules will be full of schmaltz. Why not, therefore, invest in a streaming device to make sure that you have plenty of other options for movies and TV shows to watch? There's plenty... >>

OnePlus 2 now available to everyone, no more invites needed

OnePlus 2 now available to everyone, no more invites needed

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OnePlus is scrapping its invite system for those interested in buying a OnePlus 2 smartphone. From 5 December, you will be able to buy a OnePlus 2 from the company's online store without needing to register and wait for an elusive invite first. In addition,... >>

These are the limited edition Xbox One controllers you can buy right now

These are the limited edition Xbox One controllers you can buy right now

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One of the crazes that has been raging since this generation of console gaming took off is that of special edition controllers. You could get the occasional customised controller for the PS3 and Xbox 360, even have it completely made into something quite... >>

Own a Ford and an iPhone? You can now use Siri voice control in your car

Own a Ford and an iPhone? You can now use Siri voice control in your car

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Ford is finally adding Siri compatibility to its cars, with vehicles globally able to receive a software update to add Apple Siri Eyes-Free capability to their in-car systems. Cars from the last four years are able to get the update as long as they have... >>

YouTube wants to take on Netflix and Amazon by streaming movies and TV shows

YouTube wants to take on Netflix and Amazon by streaming movies and TV shows

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YouTube is looking to expand its offering to include TV show and movies, claims the Wall Street Journal. The US paper says that YouTube executives have met with Hollywood studios and production companies in the last few months to secure deals for new... >>

Monument Valley developer ustwo and TfL combine to help blind people around Tube stations

Monument Valley developer ustwo and TfL combine to help blind people around Tube stations

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Transport for London has announced that it is trialling an application and technology system in London Euston Underground station that could greatly aid blind people in getting around the capital. Wayfindr is a system co-developed by ustwo - the studio... >>

Colour 3D holograms are real and you don’t need HoloLens to see them

Colour 3D holograms are real and you don’t need HoloLens to see them

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Microsoft has been extolling the benefits of holograms for more than a year now, claiming that it's HoloLens augmented reality headset is the best way to bring 3D computer generated objects into your world. But there's another way in development too.... >>

Samsung refreshes Galaxy A smartphone line-up with new A3, A5 and A7 phones for 2016

Samsung refreshes Galaxy A smartphone line-up with new A3, A5 and A7 phones for 2016

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From April next year, Samsung will release three updated models in its affordable Galaxy A smartphone line-up. The Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 phones are each designed to offer Samsung services and design, including Samsung Pay mobile payment technology on the... >>

Samsung pulls out of cameras in the UK, cites decline in interest

Samsung pulls out of cameras in the UK, cites decline in interest

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Samsung has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will phase out the sale and marketing of digital cameras, camcorders and related accessories in the UK. The company had been rumoured to be considering such a move on a global scale, with some suggesting that... >>

HTC One M8 to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Sense 7 before Christmas

HTC One M8 to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Sense 7 before Christmas

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HTC confirmed that it will be pushing an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the One M8 a while back but has previously only said that it would be available "beginning end of 2015" - whatever that means. Now it looks like HTC One M8 owners don't have to... >>