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Samsung Gear 360 camera preview: Gear VR-friendly virtual reality video recorder

Samsung Gear 360 camera preview: Gear VR-friendly virtual reality video recorder

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Samsung has a device that is capable of playing VR and 360-degree videos, and a headset capable of personalising the experience. All it needed was a camera to shoot the immersive clips and the entire ecosystem would be complete. That’s where the Samsung... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 lead MWC line-up, but Gear 360 camera looks the weirdest

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 lead MWC line-up, but Gear 360 camera looks the weirdest

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Samsung has used its Samsung Unpacked press conference on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2016 to launch the two smartphones many were expecting and a virtual reality camera that might have taken some by surprise. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge launch livestream: Watch the Samsung Unpacked MWC event right here

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge launch livestream: Watch the Samsung Unpacked MWC event right here

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Today Samsung is to announce its "next Galaxy". We can confirm that the "next Galaxy" is actually two variants of the SGS7: the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, and a new Gear 360 camera.  Both phones are being launched during the Samsung... >>

LG G5 MWC 2016 launch livestream, watch it right here

LG G5 MWC 2016 launch livestream, watch it right here

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At 2pm CET (1pm GMT) today LG will be kicking off a busy afternoon and evening of major press conferences on the eve of Mobile World Congress starting in Barcelona. And we'll be seeing its latest flagship phone, the LG G5, unveiled as the star of the... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Better Call Saul, Walking Dead...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Better Call Saul, Walking Dead...

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We might be experiencing the winter chills still, but there's a real spring in our step this week because two of our favourite TV series have returned to our screens. And what's more, they are available on catch-up and on demand channels and apps right... >>

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now

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We've often been fond of proposed Lego sets that appear on Lego Ideas, but one of the latest has particularly piqued our interest. Lego Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) is an online place where budding builders put forward their potential toy sets and hope to... >>

If you buy one gaming handheld this year make it the ZX Spectrum Vega Plus

If you buy one gaming handheld this year make it the ZX Spectrum Vega Plus

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Retro Computers, the company behind the ZX Spectrum Vega TV console released last year, is hoping to go one better with its next recreation of Sir Clive Sinclair's much-loved computer. It is planning to release a handheld, PS Vita style device that gives... >>

Pre-registration for Nintendo's first mobile app opens for business, grab your Miitomo username now

Pre-registration for Nintendo's first mobile app opens for business, grab your Miitomo username now

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Nintendo revealed recently that its first app for iPhone and Android devices will be coming in March and that, rather than a game, it is a fun and friendly communications application. Miitomo enables users to interact with each other through their Nintendo... >>

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S7, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S7, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures

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This coming Sunday, 21 February, Samsung will unveil its two latest flagship smartphones; the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. They will be announced on stage at a Samsung Unpacked event the night before Mobile World Congress starts in Barcelona and the... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 official features and pics revealed ahead of MWC launch

Samsung Galaxy S7 official features and pics revealed ahead of MWC launch

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Samsung has created a dedicated web page for the Samsung Galaxy S7 that reveals a few key features about its next flagship device. The "Galaxy Launch Pack" lists four significant aspects of the new phone, focusing on security, design, ease-of-use and... >>

LG Tone Platinum wireless in-ears look bonkers but have high-end aspirations

LG Tone Platinum wireless in-ears look bonkers but have high-end aspirations

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As part of its Mobile World Congress line-up next week, LG will be demonstrating the high-end audio aspirations of its new in-ear headphones, the LG Tone Platinum. Co-developed with Harman Kardon, the Tone Platinum wireless earbuds connect via Bluetooth,... >>

This videogame will cost you a cool $10 million, can you guess what it is?

This videogame will cost you a cool $10 million, can you guess what it is?

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UK retailer Game has listed a one-off, exclusive game bundle that will set you back a cool $10 million (£7 million). That's enough to buy you a mega-yacht, Steve McQueen's 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, or one of Lionel Messi's toenails. However, if you'd... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Crimson Peak, Zoolander...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Crimson Peak, Zoolander...

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It's the weekend and that means it's once again time to leave the dross the regular terrestrial channels serve up on a Friday night, Saturday and Sunday and aim for the streaming services instead. Surely it's far better to catch a movie or TV show you... >>

Demand 5 is dead, My5 is Channel 5’s new catch-up service

Demand 5 is dead, My5 is Channel 5’s new catch-up service

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UK broadcaster Channel 5 has followed Channel 4 and ITV by rebranding its on demand service. Demand 5 will now be called My5 going forward. Apps have already started to update, with iOS and Android devices already getting the new My5 portal. Other places... >>

44 amazing and cringeworthy selfies

44 amazing and cringeworthy selfies

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The selfie phenomenon is unrelenting. Now we even have to put up with selfie sticks for goodness' sakes. That said, we'd be lying if we didn't dot our own social media accounts with a surreptitiously taken smartphone snap taken at arm's length, quite... >>

Snapdragon Wear will give your next smartwatch better battery life and more

Snapdragon Wear will give your next smartwatch better battery life and more

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Qualcomm has announced a wearables platform and new system on chip that could potentially solve a couple of the most common complaints for smartwatches. Many Android Wear smartwatches already use the company's Snapdragon 400 chipset, but the newly unveiled... >>

Pre-order Quantum Break on Xbox One, get Windows 10 PC version for free

Pre-order Quantum Break on Xbox One, get Windows 10 PC version for free

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Quantum Break, the Xbox One game that has been talked about for a couple of years, has finally been given a release date: 5 April. What's more, it's not just coming to Microsoft's console but will also be available for Windows 10 PCs. Microsoft has also... >>

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

Ultimate guide to VR: Everything you need to know about virtual reality

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Virtual reality, or VR, is far from a new technology. It has been around for decades, giving users the chance to experience and interact in a world that is separate to their real, everyday lives. This in turn has been used for a variety of reasons, from... >>

Fantastic HTC M10 (Perfume) render shows a tasty looking phone

Fantastic HTC M10 (Perfume) render shows a tasty looking phone

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While we continue to wait for further, substantial, leaks surrounding the HTC One M10, XDA Developers Forum contributor hamdir has created a superb mock-up of the phone codenamed Perfume, which we thought was so good we just had to share it. Based on... >>

This is the LG G5: Phone revealed behind new touch-enabled Quick Cover case

This is the LG G5: Phone revealed behind new touch-enabled Quick Cover case

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LG is cracking on with its usual practice of seeding information about upcoming products ahead of the actual event. Like it does each year with IFA and CES, LG is drip feeding images and details about the main product it plans to show at Mobile World... >>

New Samsung Galaxy S7 edge pic leak shows it'll be a stunner for sure

New Samsung Galaxy S7 edge pic leak shows it'll be a stunner for sure

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There are less than two weeks to go until Mobile World Congress opens its doors in Barcelona and Samsung hosts its Samsung Unpacked conference, so we can fully expect the leaks on what we hope to see there to come thick and fast now. Today's is another... >>

Sonos finally gets full Apple Music support at last

Sonos finally gets full Apple Music support at last

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Apple Music has finally arrived on Sonos in full. From today, the full Apple Music streaming service will be available to all Sonos speaker owners and will provide access to all of the features subscribers expect. That includes the For You, New, Radio... >>

Voice dictation coming to Apple TV, you'll be able to speak your username and password

Voice dictation coming to Apple TV, you'll be able to speak your username and password

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Apple will introduce voice dictation to its 2015 Apple TV set-top-boxes in the near future, with beta software users already getting that function. The company has been trialling and adding new features to tvOS 9.2, which is hotly tipped to be announced... >>

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

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When we visited this year's Toy Fair in January there was a notable absentee: LeapFrog. The company specialises in gadgets for younger kids and has always been a must-see for us each year, with its cunning devices that ape adult equivalents. Now we know... >>

Sky Q goes on sale, from £42 a month and £99 one-off fee

Sky Q goes on sale, from £42 a month and £99 one-off fee

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Sky's all-new, all-singing and dancing TV entertainment system is now available. Sky Q can be bought from the company's own dedicated online store from today, 9 February. The Sky Q packages start at £42 a month, although there will also be set-up costs... >>