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Xbox One Plex update makes it the best media player around, these are the changes

Xbox One Plex update makes it the best media player around, these are the changes

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The Plex app for Xbox One was always one of our favourite platforms to stream our home media content through, and a swathe of changes that were pushed as an update yesterday have made it even better. Most notably, the company has added music library functionality... >>

Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched

Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched

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Figures from the Official Chart Company show that online streaming is rapidly becoming the UK's favourite way to consume music content. In the first six months of 2015 Brits listened to 11.5 billion tracks streamed from services such as Spotify, Deezer... >>

EE fined £1 million by Ofcom for mishandling customer complaints

EE fined £1 million by Ofcom for mishandling customer complaints

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Ofcom has fined EE a staggering £1 million for not treating customer complaints in the proper manner, as according to the code of practice set by the UK's communications regulator and agreed by all networks. EE, it ruled, failed to inform customers... >>

Windows 10 won’t be available to everybody at launch

Windows 10 won’t be available to everybody at launch

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Windows 10 will be available from 29 July but it has been revealed that most consumers will not actually get the update that day. Microsoft has confirmed its roll out plans and it will be phasing the release of the software in order to prevent servers... >>

Special edition Game of Thrones Blu-ray box-sets get Dolby Atmos soundtracks

Special edition Game of Thrones Blu-ray box-sets get Dolby Atmos soundtracks

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Home cinema buffs who have already invested in AV receivers with Dolby Atmos support have struggled to find natively recorded content in the format's relatively short life so far, but it looks like a corner has been turned. HBO has decided to remaster... >>

Is there anything better than GoPro footage of a waterskiing squirrel?

Is there anything better than GoPro footage of a waterskiing squirrel?

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Want to know how to win the net? Post video of a waterskiing squirrel of course. That's what we have here as GoPro managed to capture Twiggy the squirrel in action during this year's summer X-Games. The Games took place at the beginning of June in Austin,... >>

Want to see Kelly Brook showered in gold for HTC One M9 Gold launch? It's your lucky day

Want to see Kelly Brook showered in gold for HTC One M9 Gold launch? It's your lucky day

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To celebrate the arrival of the Gold on Gold edition of the HTC One M9, which is now available through EE exclusively, the phone manufacturer employed the considerable talents of actress and model Kelly Brook for a set of stunning images where she appears... >>

All-electric Formula E racing gets its videogame debut in Forza 6

All-electric Formula E racing gets its videogame debut in Forza 6

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Formula E might still be in its infancy but it is gaining new fans with every race. Now it is to star in a videogame for the first time, with every competing car from the 2015 season appearing in the latest Forza Motorsport. Forza 6 will feature more... >>

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound

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Apple will continue to release new iPods, it has been revealed, regardless of the rise in ownership of smartphones. And it is expected to announce some newly coloured models soon, if images spotted on the new build of iTunes are anything to go by. With... >>

TVPlayer takes on Sky and Virgin Media with pay-TV premium option

TVPlayer takes on Sky and Virgin Media with pay-TV premium option

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TVPlayer, the ad-supported live TV streaming platform in the UK is extending its channel offering with a new Plus premium subscription option. For £4.99 a month subscribers will be able to watch more than 25 additional channels, including Lifetime, History,... >>

Anki Overdrive vs Anki Drive: All the new features explained

Anki Overdrive vs Anki Drive: All the new features explained

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When Anki first revealed its Anki Drive robot car racing game it was really cutting edge and new. Now there are competitors arriving on the scene that emulate the idea of having a track-based racing toy controlled by iPhone or Android apps. Anki still... >>

Anki Overdrive preview: New cars, game modes and release date revealed

Anki Overdrive preview: New cars, game modes and release date revealed

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We first saw Anki Overdrive, the company's follow-up to the hugely successful robot toy racing game Anki Drive, in San Francisco in February and were already amazed at just how much more advanced it was in comparison to its predecessor. But although the... >>

Freephone 0800 and 0808 numbers are finally free to call from mobiles too

Freephone 0800 and 0808 numbers are finally free to call from mobiles too

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Thanks to a ruling set by Ofcom last year, networks have lifted charges for freephone numbers when called from a mobile. That means that from today, 1 July, you will no longer be charged when you call numbers starting with 0800 and 0808 from your smartphone... >>

Is Apple Pay coming to the UK today? Nope, says original source (updated)

Is Apple Pay coming to the UK today? Nope, says original source (updated)

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When Apple revealed a prospective UK release date for its contactless payment technology in June, Apple Pay, it simply said that it was coming in "July". That's a broad schedule that could mean it hits on any one of 31 days. However, one national newspaper... >>

This is the best Batman cosplay suit ever... and it was 3D printed to boot

This is the best Batman cosplay suit ever... and it was 3D printed to boot

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With the San Diego Comic Con to start next week, 9 July, cosplayers will be eagerly ironing their superhero suits and dusting off the manga shoulderpads but no matter how good they will look, we doubt they'll be able to match the stunning Batman: Arkham... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones preview: Bluetooth without compromise

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones preview: Bluetooth without compromise

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Bowers & Wilkins was one of the last audio firms to adopt Bluetooth for its portable speakers, preferring technologies like AirPlay for stability and quality of wireless transmission. But that was before Bluetooth aptX came along and the company released... >>

Amazon Prime Now comes to UK: Get your deliveries within one-hour

Amazon Prime Now comes to UK: Get your deliveries within one-hour

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Amazon has launched Prime Now in the UK, a service that offers deliveries within an hour to prime members on over ten thousand items in stock. Available in London only at the moment, Prime Now deliveries can be ordered through a dedicated mobile application... >>

You will be able to get Apple Music from 4pm today, confirmed

You will be able to get Apple Music from 4pm today, confirmed

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For those wondering when they will be able to get Apple Music we have had word from UK high street retailer John Lewis that the service will be available from 4pm today in the UK. That's 11am EST and 8am PST. Apple had previously only said that the service... >>

Sky to take on CBeebies and Netflix with own kids viewing app

Sky to take on CBeebies and Netflix with own kids viewing app

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Sky recently made a significant improvement in the amount of on demand and catch up content it provides for children, raising the amount of shows on offer from around 700 to 4,000 but that's not the end of its commitment to the little'uns. The channel... >>

This is what Mario could look like on Nintendo NX

This is what Mario could look like on Nintendo NX

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Little is known of Nintendo's next games console bar a codename, NX, and rumours that it could come in the form of a handheld that will double as a home console through some kind of docking station. What we hope though is that it will at least rival... >>

Apple Music will be available on Sonos, just not at launch

Apple Music will be available on Sonos, just not at launch

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One of the major questions we had about Apple Music on its launch at WWDC last month is will it be available through Sonos speakers like major rivals Spotify, Deezer and Tidal? The answer is yes, it seems. Apple has confirmed that it is working closely... >>

FIFA 16 preview: Refinement not reinvention

FIFA 16 preview: Refinement not reinvention

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It could be said that EA Sports is emulating Apple where the latest FIFA is concerned. Apple has an "S" year biannually, choosing to modify and adapt the last generation of iPhone rather than reinvent the device. This is EA's "S" year. FIFA 16, from the... >>

You no longer need to pay for a monthly subscription to get Netflix

You no longer need to pay for a monthly subscription to get Netflix

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Netflix has introduced pay-as-you-go gift cards that pay for access to its streaming service but without the need for a regular monthly subscription. Not only does this give gift givers the option to send friends and loved ones money towards the use of... >>

Virgin Media signs BT Sport Europe to ensure it's league leader in footy coverage

Virgin Media signs BT Sport Europe to ensure it's league leader in footy coverage

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Virgin Media has confirmed that it will be adding the new BT Sport Europe channel to its line-up from its 1 August launch date to ensure that it is the only TV provider that will offer every sports channel available before the start of the football season.... >>

Batman Arkham Knight review: Best of the Bat yet
4.5 stars

Batman Arkham Knight review: Best of the Bat yet

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With so many triple-A games arriving towards the end of the year, it comes as no surprise that Warner is not leaving anything to chance with the third in Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham trilogy. It has cunningly released Arkham: Knight, the first to hit the... >>