Archive for Rik Henderson

Samsung Galaxy S7: Benchmark claims Snapdragon 820 model could perform better than UK's Exynos 8

Samsung Galaxy S7: Benchmark claims Snapdragon 820 model could perform better than UK's Exynos 8

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There was confusion ahead, during and even after the Samsung Unpacked press event at Mobile World Congress about which Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge models we'd get in the UK. That's because Samsung announced two different versions, that get different... >>

NSFW: Are naked, no holds barred 3D printed action figures the next big thing?

NSFW: Are naked, no holds barred 3D printed action figures the next big thing?

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Following on from the success of its 3D printed superhero action figures, which sport your own face, Firebox has taken the idea one step further. Now you can get a 3D printed model of yourself in the buff, letting it all hang on out for the world to see.... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: House of Cards Season 4...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: House of Cards Season 4...

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There's really only one major show dominating news from the streaming services world at the moment; House of Cards season four is now available to watch on Netflix in its entirety. But while we obviously focus on that as one of our streaming highlights... >>

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has explained why there won't be support for Mac with the consumer release of Oculus Rift and, in the process, cheekily criticised Apple. He does leave the door open though, with a hint that Mac support could come in the future.... >>

Forza 7 to ditch Ford for the Lamborghini Centenario as top dog

Forza 7 to ditch Ford for the Lamborghini Centenario as top dog

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As part of the Geneva Motor Show shenanigans in Switzerland, Lamborghini and Microsoft have announced a partnership for the next Forza game. The Lamborghini Centenario, which debuted at the show, is likely to be the cover star, rather than the 2017 Ford... >>

Best TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Video and Now TV you can't watch anywhere else

Best TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Video and Now TV you can't watch anywhere else

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We don't need the Golden Globes, Emmys or other TV award ceremonies to tell us that streaming TV shows have shifted the balance of television broadcasting in the last couple of years. But the fact that major, online-only series, such as House of Cards,... >>

Another big PS4 and Xbox One delay, Mass Effect: Andromeda not coming until 2017

Another big PS4 and Xbox One delay, Mass Effect: Andromeda not coming until 2017

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Mass Effect: Andromeda, otherwise known as Mass Effect 4, will not be available until 2017, even though it was previously expected to be released before Christmas. With many thinking that the long-awaited RPG sequel to the Mass Effect trilogy would make... >>

Shocking news for PS4 fans, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End delayed again

Shocking news for PS4 fans, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End delayed again

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The unthinkable has happened. PlayStation 4 owners will have to wait even longer to get their hands on Uncharted 4: A Thief's End; it's been delayed even further. Thankfully though, Sony claims it is only a two week extension. The last two announced delays... >>

You'll soon be able to play PS4 games on a PC or Mac

You'll soon be able to play PS4 games on a PC or Mac

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One of the big features that Microsoft introduced last year was the ability to stream Xbox One games over your home network to a Windows 10 PC and play them with very little latency. That meant you could play big, triple-A console titles in a separate... >>

Minecraft on Oculus Rift preview: VR heaven or just a load of old blocks?

Minecraft on Oculus Rift preview: VR heaven or just a load of old blocks?

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One of the major new products to be shown at the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco was Minecraft. Not regular Minecraft mind, but a virtual reality version that we got to play using an Oculus Rift headset set-up at the event. Microsoft had previously... >>

Xbox boss Phil Spencer explains why your fave Xbox 360 game is not backwards compatible... yet

Xbox boss Phil Spencer explains why your fave Xbox 360 game is not backwards compatible... yet

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When the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, announced that the Xbox One would be getting backwards compatibility last year, there wasn't a single current gen console gamer left unimpressed. Xbox One owners were naturally cock-a-hoop at the prospect, while PS4... >>

Xbox One March update: Amazing new features explained

Xbox One March update: Amazing new features explained

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As is tradition, your Xbox One will soon get an update that brings a flood of new features to the console and Pocket-lint was walked through the major changes at the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco recently. One of the highlights is the way backwards... >>

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition in 4K preview: Windows 10 PC version best yet

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition in 4K preview: Windows 10 PC version best yet

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One of the highlights of the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco last week was perhaps unexpectedly so. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has just been released for Windows 10 PCs, and while that's nice, that's not the main reason it stood out for us.... >>

What is Sky Q Fluid Viewing and how do I get it?

What is Sky Q Fluid Viewing and how do I get it?

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Now that Sky is heavily advertising its new TV system, Sky Q, we've had many questions about what it offers. There are lots of components to the Sky Q system, with a main box - either Sky Q Silver or Sky Q box - and separate Sky Q Mini boxes for other... >>

HTC Vive UK pricing revealed and you're not going to like it

HTC Vive UK pricing revealed and you're not going to like it

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HTC has revealed the official UK release date and pricing for its HTC Vive virtual reality system and we have to admit that it provoked a sharp intake of breath. During Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, the company announced that the entire... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Spectre, Vikings...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Spectre, Vikings...

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The weekend is upon us again and although we've been extremely busy in Barcelona, seeing the latest phones and smart devices debut at Mobile World Congress, that hasn't stopped us trawling through the TV shows and movies available on catch-up and on demand... >>

Forget MWC, first official HTC One M10 teaser is in

Forget MWC, first official HTC One M10 teaser is in

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HTC has released the first teaser for its forthcoming new flagship Android phone, which is now more than ever though to be the HTC One M10. What looks like a bezelled edge of the new phone - which matches some of the leaks we've seen over the last week... >>

Best wearables of MWC 2016: VR, smartwatches, cameras and more

Best wearables of MWC 2016: VR, smartwatches, cameras and more

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Unlike other years, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has been strangely light on wearable technology this year. There were floods of smartwatches and fitness trackers on the show floor in 2014 and 2015, but relatively few this time around. That doesn't... >>

Ricoh embraces 4K Ultra HD recording with WG-M2 action cam

Ricoh embraces 4K Ultra HD recording with WG-M2 action cam

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Ricoh has finally followed up its rugged action camera with a new model that ups the ante in video recording. Perhaps the last one-and-a-half years wait has been worthwhile, as the Ricoh WG-M2 has 4K video recording. The camera is ultra-rugged and waterproof... >>

Planet Earth II is coming to the BBC and it will be in 4K

Planet Earth II is coming to the BBC and it will be in 4K

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The BBC has announced that it is currently filming a sequel to its most successful nature documentary series, Planet Earth. Due to air later this year, the cunningly titled Planet Earth II will once again be narrated by Sir David Attenborough, but this... >>

You can go on a VR journey with Sir David Attenborough and a giant dinosaur here

You can go on a VR journey with Sir David Attenborough and a giant dinosaur here

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The BBC has made a special 360-degree short film featuring Sir David Attenborough and a titanosaur which you can watch through a VR headset, such as a Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard or equivalent. And it gives you the opportunity to understand the... >>

Best smartphones of MWC 2016: Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC and more

Best smartphones of MWC 2016: Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC and more

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Mobile World Congress in Barcelona might not be of interest to Apple fans, considering the Cupertino company never exhibits there, but the latest and greatest smartphones from just about every other major manufacturer can be found on the show floor. And... >>

HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's

HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's

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HTC has revealed the recommended PC specifications for its virtual reality headset, and while it requires a fairly beefy computer - much like Oculus' rival device - there are one or two concessions that might make it a more accessible option. The HTC... >>

Sony Xperia Ear could make Bluetooth earpieces cool again

Sony Xperia Ear could make Bluetooth earpieces cool again

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Sony has announced a return for a gadget we thought had mostly phased out a while back; a Bluetooth earpiece. However, it comes with a twist. The Sony Xperia Ear is a next-generation wireless earpiece that does far more than enable you to make and take... >>

Can the transforming HP Elite X3 smartphone replace your desktop and laptop PCs?

Can the transforming HP Elite X3 smartphone replace your desktop and laptop PCs?

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We've seen devices of this ilk before, not least in the form of the Motorola Atrix 4G released a staggering five years ago, but HP believes it has overcome the barriers that have previously prevented all-in-one smartphone solutions from replacing all... >>