Archive for Rik Henderson

Tado Smart AC Control now available, makes any RC air conditioning app-controlled

Tado Smart AC Control now available, makes any RC air conditioning app-controlled

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Tado, the company behind the Smart Thermostat that controls the temperature in a home via an iPhone or Android app, has now launched its Smart AC Control system, which has the added benefit of working with existing air conditioning controllers. If your... >>

You’ll soon be able to buy an Apple Watch in Apple Stores and walk out with it

You’ll soon be able to buy an Apple Watch in Apple Stores and walk out with it

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Apple has revealed that it will be selling Apple Watch models in its retail stores in the UK, US and other regions from 18 June. It will also be selling the device in other countries not on the original rollout from 26 June. The Apple Watch has been... >>

Every store in UK and Europe will accept contactless payments by 2020

Every store in UK and Europe will accept contactless payments by 2020

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Although it already seems much more widespread in the UK, contactless payments will be available everywhere in the country and the rest of Europe within the next five years. Mastercard's head of emerging payments products, Mike Cowan, made the claim during... >>

Huge E3 PS4 surprise leaked: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection coming this year

Huge E3 PS4 surprise leaked: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection coming this year

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Put your hand up if you are a PS4 owner who was devastated when you learnt that Uncharted 4 was put back to 2016? Well, you might be interested to know that a slice of Nathan Drake action is headed to your console this year after all. Thanks to an accidental... >>

BBC Cbeebies Storytime app adds Kindle Library-style lending feature and a touch of Michael Palin

BBC Cbeebies Storytime app adds Kindle Library-style lending feature and a touch of Michael Palin

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The BBC has pushed a large update to its free Cbeebies Storytime application for iOS, Android and Fire OS that adds an all-new feature - a library mode that lets kids download and install different books from a catalogue of titles. When they are done... >>

HTC can’t get enough of the One M9, but is happy to ditch Qualcomm for One ME

HTC can’t get enough of the One M9, but is happy to ditch Qualcomm for One ME

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HTC has officially announced a new version of the HTC One M9, initially for the Chinese and Asian markets, that has a high resolution 2560 x 1440 5.2-inch screen but more importantly swaps a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for a MediaTek one. In fact, the... >>

This is Fallout 4: Official trailer shows stunning game and screengrab hints at 4K

This is Fallout 4: Official trailer shows stunning game and screengrab hints at 4K

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Fallout 4 has been officially unveiled by Bethesda shortly after the company accidentally leaked a screengrab of the game when it posted its dedicated website early. It mistakenly opened the official website ahead of time, with the image and a picture... >>

How to spot a fake Nintendo Amiibo: Don't get fooled into buying a dud

How to spot a fake Nintendo Amiibo: Don't get fooled into buying a dud

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Like with any successful toy or venture, there is a thriving counterfeit market for Nintendo's Amiibo toys in Japan. And although some kids or collectors might be fooled by them at first glance, the one's spotted recently are inferior in more than just... >>

Will Apple scrap Retina displays for iPhone 6S Plus in favour of Samsung-style resolutions?

Will Apple scrap Retina displays for iPhone 6S Plus in favour of Samsung-style resolutions?

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Apple has always been a firm believer in its Retina display technology, which it insists provides the best mobile phone screens regardless of resolution. Indeed, while every other manufacturer embraced 1080p displays for its flagship models, Apple continued... >>

Airfix and Hornby launch KitStarter crowdfunding platform to bring back classic toys

Airfix and Hornby launch KitStarter crowdfunding platform to bring back classic toys

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British toy brand Hornby has launched its own Kickstarter-like crowdfunding platform for its Airfix range, for collectors and enthusiasts to back the return of classic models and toys. The KitStarter website is part Kickstarter or Indiegogo, part a pre-order... >>

Pure Pop by Mini Moderns hands-on: Very British Bluetooth digital radios for all tastes

Pure Pop by Mini Moderns hands-on: Very British Bluetooth digital radios for all tastes

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Pure has revealed a new collaboration with London design studio Mini Moderns that has resulted in one of its most striking collection of DAB radios yet. The special edition Pop Maxi and Pop Midi radios have been co-designed by Mini Moderns, using the... >>

Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition tablet available for pre-order: We check out its child-friendly frills

Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition tablet available for pre-order: We check out its child-friendly frills

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Amazon has made its Kids Edition Fire HD tablet device available for pre-order in the UK, with shipping due to start on 18 June. It's been available in the US for a while, but finally comes to these shores to offer a robust, safe slate that children can... >>

Angle your Sonos Play:1 speaker for better sound with the Flexson Desk Stand

Angle your Sonos Play:1 speaker for better sound with the Flexson Desk Stand

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Flexson, the company that specialise in Sonos accessories, has announced a Play:1 stand that angles the speaker to fire audio slightly upwards and therefore at a better height for your ears. That means you can place it at any level, even low down. The... >>

New Samsung Galaxy S6 GIF ad divides opinion: We like it but do you?

New Samsung Galaxy S6 GIF ad divides opinion: We like it but do you?

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Samsung has posted a new advert for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on YouTube that has seemingly polarised the opinions of the online community. Some hate it, but we kind-of like it. It's clever anyway. Called That New Phone Feeling, the advert is... >>

Rock Band 4 preview: Return of an old friend (hands-on)

Rock Band 4 preview: Return of an old friend (hands-on)

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When Electronic Arts decided against continuing with the Rock Band franchise it was publishing it looked to be the end of the music game. Similarly, Activision decided to can Guitar Hero too, citing a lack of interest in rhythm and accessory games. Now... >>

Massive Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus could tide you over until the Note 5 arrives

Massive Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus could tide you over until the Note 5 arrives

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Samsung is reportedly about to expand its Galaxy S6 range further, literally in fact. It is widely rumoured to be adding a larger-sized model to the family, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus. The company already has the hugely successful SGS6 and SGS6 edge flagship... >>

New PS4 models to launch at E3, one with 1TB hard drive

New PS4 models to launch at E3, one with 1TB hard drive

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Rumours are flying around that Sony will not only announce the final name of the consumer model of its Project Morpheus virtual reality headset at E3 but will also reveal two new models of the PlayStation 4. During its press conference on 15 June the... >>

Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer shows that the E3 2015 Xbox media event will be the place to be

Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer shows that the E3 2015 Xbox media event will be the place to be

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Microsoft couldn't have believed its luck when Sony announced a delay to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. The PS4 homegrown exclusive was to come out at the end of 2015, to go head-to-head with similar action-adventure title Rise of the Tomb Raider, but now... >>

GoPro Hero+ LCD finally adds a rear touchscreen to the entry level action cam

GoPro Hero+ LCD finally adds a rear touchscreen to the entry level action cam

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GoPro is finally adding a touchscreen rear LCD screen to a camera at an entry price point. The GoPro Hero+ LCD costs $299.99 (around £196) in the States yet has a touch-enabled display and even features in-camera video trimming capabilities for the... >>

Windows 10 coming 29 July, get it free

Windows 10 coming 29 July, get it free

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After months of rumour and speculation, Microsoft has announced the release date for its universal operating system, Windows 10. PC and tablets owners currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free... >>

Asus ZenWatch 2 is the Apple Watch of Android Wear

Asus ZenWatch 2 is the Apple Watch of Android Wear

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Asus has announced an update to its smartwatch range in a press event prior to the opening of Computex 2015 in Taiwan. The Asus ZenWatch 2 is an Android Wear device, like the original, but now comes in two different sizes - one with a 22mm strap and... >>

E3 2015: Here’s what to expect from the massive games show in June

E3 2015: Here’s what to expect from the massive games show in June

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The western world's biggest videogames convention E3 is rapidly approaching, with the first press conferences to be held on Sunday 14 June, so we don't have too long to find out how the games scene is going to shape up for the build up to Christmas and... >>

Now you can change your Roku UI with new themes available, including Star Trek

Now you can change your Roku UI with new themes available, including Star Trek

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Roku has introduced themes for users to install on their media streamers that include favourite shows and movies, such as Star Trek and The Big Lebowski. Although you could change the colour of the homescreen from the traditional purple in the past, you... >>

The Witcher 3 has an amazing Doctor Who Easter egg, see it here

The Witcher 3 has an amazing Doctor Who Easter egg, see it here

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If, like us, you've been playing your way through The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt since its release a couple of weeks ago you will have noticed that there are plenty of Easter eggs and in-jokes to be found. We've already heard the phrase "get the gimp, the gimp's... >>

Android M is Android Milkshake: Sneaky clue spotted at Google I/O

Android M is Android Milkshake: Sneaky clue spotted at Google I/O

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There has been a lot of talk about what the next Android will be called and, specifically, what type of sweet or desert it will adopt as its popular name. However, it seems that it will be neither. It will be a drink this year. Android M, as it is called... >>