Archive for Rik Henderson

Now TV Smart Box and Now TV Combo bundle available, erm, now

Now TV Smart Box and Now TV Combo bundle available, erm, now

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Sky announced its next Now TV box at an event in London just over a week ago and has revealed that you can nab one from today, Thursday 7 July. It is also the Now TV Combo from today too, which lumps a streaming service pass, unlimited broadband, and... >>

Lego Dimensions Wave 6 in pictures: Gremlins, Harry Potter, Adventure Time and more

Lego Dimensions Wave 6 in pictures: Gremlins, Harry Potter, Adventure Time and more

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From 27 September, Lego Dimensions will gain a new wave of characters and missions. Like before, they are based on movie and TV show licences, but all-new ones that haven't featured before. The are new Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs, plus a new... >>

How to make the B&W Zeppelin Wireless even more sexy, produce it in white

How to make the B&W Zeppelin Wireless even more sexy, produce it in white

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When the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless arrived at the tail end of last year it blew us away. It was (and still is) a glorious refresh of the speaker that defined the high-end iPod dock category and there are few rivals that can match its audio... >>

Samsung Gear VR 2 tipped for Galaxy Note 7 launch

Samsung Gear VR 2 tipped for Galaxy Note 7 launch

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It is widely believed that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at the beginning of next month, with 2 August the date commonly mentioned. It is now also tipped to launch another device at the same event: the Samsung Gear VR 2. A second generation... >>

You could have your next curry delivered by a robot

You could have your next curry delivered by a robot

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If you're walking around London during the rest of the summer you might see a small, autonomous robot whizz past, laden with food stuff as it goes about its deliveries. You might even have a take-away delivered to your door by one. Starship Technologies... >>

Nintendo NX patent shows handheld console after all

Nintendo NX patent shows handheld console after all

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When rumours of the Nintendo NX started to fly last year one that commonly did the rounds was that the new console would come in two elements. It was said that there will be a desktop part, a dock perhaps, and a handheld that could be taken out and about... >>

OnePlus 3 OxygenOS 3.2.0 update pulled after causing upgrade issues

OnePlus 3 OxygenOS 3.2.0 update pulled after causing upgrade issues

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OnePlus has announced that it is pulling the latest software update for OnePlus 3 as some users reported issues while upgrading. OnePlus OxygenOS 3.2.0 was being rolled out to all OnePlus 3 phones over a 48 hour period, which started on Monday, 4 July.... >>

Xbox summer sale 2016: What are the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 bargains?

Xbox summer sale 2016: What are the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 bargains?

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Microsoft has launched its annual Xbox summer sale, the Ultimate Game Sale, for 2016 and there are more than 170 digital items and games on offer with up to 75 per cent off. Xbox Live Gold members get better bargains, but even if you don't subscribe to... >>

Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless headphones take on Bose QC 35 with noise cancellation and 30hrs battery

Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless headphones take on Bose QC 35 with noise cancellation and 30hrs battery

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Bose recently updated its QuietComfort range of ANC headphones for discerning travellers by introducing a wireless model, the Bose QC 35. Now it's Sennheiser's turn, as it takes on the US firm head(phones) to head(phones) with the PXC 550. Coming soon... >>

This is the Samsung Smart Glow ring you could see on Galaxy S8

This is the Samsung Smart Glow ring you could see on Galaxy S8

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Press images of the Samsung Galaxy J2 have leaked ahead of a launch later this week. That might not be of much interest to you, considering the phone is really for emerging markets and unlikely to make it onto these shores, but it's what the images reveal... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

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Film and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK. As well as the free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, digital subscription,... >>

Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator now available to pre-order

Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator now available to pre-order

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The company behind remote controls shaped like Harry Potter's wand, The Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver and a Star Trek Phaser has again turned its attention to the latter, but this time for an extension to your mobile phone rather than a TV controller. The... >>

46 amazing and cringeworthy selfies: From the dangerous to the downright gross

46 amazing and cringeworthy selfies: From the dangerous to the downright gross

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The selfie phenomenon is unrelenting, you can't open a browser without someone's self-taken mugshot gurning down on you. 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... >>

Full Samsung Galaxy Note 7 picture leak shows all colours, both sides

Full Samsung Galaxy Note 7 picture leak shows all colours, both sides

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Remarkably, there's only a month to go before Samsung is set to unveil its latest flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 7. Many reports have a launch event pegged for 2 August - a departure from the pre-IFA Unpacked press conference Samsung usually hosts.... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Wimbledon, Formula E and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Wimbledon, Formula E and more

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It has been a real summer of sport and that is reflected in our weekly round-up of TV shows from the last seven days you should catch-up on. If you scroll backwards through a Freeview Play electronic programme guide, you can click on any of the following... >>

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye

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BMW has partnered with tech firms Intel and Mobileye with the hope that it will be able to put a whole fleet of fully autonomous cars into production by 2021. The BMW iNext car, shown in its concept form in May, will be the basis of the self-driving range... >>

deadmau5 to star in own VR game with special edition Google Cardboard

deadmau5 to star in own VR game with special edition Google Cardboard

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DJ and dance music artist deadmau5 is starring in his own virtual reality game out at the end of July. What's more, you can order a limited and special edition version of Google Cardboard to use while playing it. He has partnered with vodka company Absolut... >>

Xiaomi Mi Notebook is actually real and, yes, it looks like a MacBook

Xiaomi Mi Notebook is actually real and, yes, it looks like a MacBook

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Xiaomi, the Chinese company that has ex-Google executive Hugo Barra on its board, is finally ready to release its elusive Mi Notebook onto the market. It has been long-rumoured, with the most recent speculation suggesting it would appear earlier this... >>

Tesla Autopilot death under investigation

Tesla Autopilot death under investigation

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Tesla's Autopilot mode is under investigation by US regulators after causing a fatal crash in the States on 7 May. A Tesla Model S driver hit the trailer of an 18-wheeler truck in Florida, which resulted in his death. It is claimed that he might not have... >>

Amazon Fresh now available in extra areas, get your groceries same day

Amazon Fresh now available in extra areas, get your groceries same day

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Amazon launched Amazon Fresh, its online groceries shopping service, in London at the beginning of June. However, only Amazon Prime members within the initial 69 central and east London postcodes could order fresh food and supplies. That has now expanded... >>

Oneadaptr Twist+ World Charging Station: One-stop global charger for MacBook, iPad, iPhone and more

Oneadaptr Twist+ World Charging Station: One-stop global charger for MacBook, iPad, iPhone and more

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When we visited E3 in Los Angeles recently we probably had the most amount of gadgets in our bag than we'd ever taken to a trip before. These included a new MacBook, an iPhone, iPad, USB camera battery charger for our Canon 5D Mk III, Nintendo 3DS and... >>

Amazon Prime Day will offer 1,000s of Black Friday style deals on 12 July

Amazon Prime Day will offer 1,000s of Black Friday style deals on 12 July

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Amazon is to hold is second annual Amazon Prime Day on Tuesday 12 July, where it will discount more than 100,000 products in a Black Friday style sell-off. All deals will be offered to Prime members exclusively and they will be available globally. That... >>

Amazing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pic leak shows iris scanner and more

Amazing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pic leak shows iris scanner and more

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A new picture leak, of what is claimed to be the front panel of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7, shows a couple of interesting things. If genuine, it confirms the presence of the iris scanner that has been much-rumoured over the last month or so.... >>

BlackBerry Hamburg could be called BlackBerry Neon, first press picture leaks

BlackBerry Hamburg could be called BlackBerry Neon, first press picture leaks

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It has been common knowledge that BlackBerry will release two mid-range Android phones this year, most often called by their codenames, Hamburg and Rome. But a new report claims that the former of the two will actually be called the BlackBerry Neon. And... >>

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 earphones show that wireless and class can go together

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 earphones show that wireless and class can go together

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B&O Play, the offshoot brand from Bang & Olufsen, is continuing its release of wireless headphones with the Beoplay H5, the company's first in-ears to cut the cord. The earphones are tethered by a single cable, that keeps them together, but Bluetooth... >>