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LG G6 design details confirmed, straight from the horse's mouth

LG G6 design details confirmed, straight from the horse's mouth

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LG will host its LG G6 announcement event this Sunday, 26 February, before Mobile World Congress 2017 gets underway. However, there will be little left to reveal as the company is more than happy to blurt everything out beforehand.It has created a dedicated... >>

Apple TV 2017 will be 4K, maybe HDR too

Apple TV 2017 will be 4K, maybe HDR too

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Apple is said to be working on a new Apple TV set-top-box, possibly even for release later this year, as sales of the current generation device are reportedly slowing.Part of the reason given is that, while competitors embraced the 4K Ultra HD revolution,... >>

Apple's Siri thinks you're Lego Batman if you say "hey computer"

Apple's Siri thinks you're Lego Batman if you say "hey computer"

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Apple's Siri voice assistant is one of the stars of Lego Batman, with the voice appearing in the film as the Bat Computer.Now you can get in on the fun yourself as themed Easter Egg has been added to Siri on Apple devices to respond to certain phrases.You... >>

The crazy colours of Huawei P10 revealed: Gold, blue and, er, green

The crazy colours of Huawei P10 revealed: Gold, blue and, er, green

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Huawei has previously announced that it was working with Pantone to determine and use the latest fashionable colour tones with its new smartphones. Now we can see what shades have been chosen.Evan Blass, under his Twitter handle @evleaks, has posted... >>

LG G6 gets UX 6.0 to make best use of massive 18:9 display

LG G6 gets UX 6.0 to make best use of massive 18:9 display

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LG has been drip feeding nuggets of information about its forthcoming flagship smartphone, the LG G6, for over a month. It will be unveiled the day before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on Sunday 26 February, but we already plenty.The latest official... >>

This is what FIFA on Nintendo Switch looks like

This is what FIFA on Nintendo Switch looks like

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Electronic Arts might have pulled out of Nintendo Wii U development soon into its lifespan but it is one of the publishers committed to supporting Switch.We learned early doors that FIFA would be coming to the platform and now we've had a chance to see... >>

Huawei P10 and Watch 2 confirmed, announced during MWC on 26 February

Huawei P10 and Watch 2 confirmed, announced during MWC on 26 February

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After many rumours, leaked renders and all, the Huawei P10 smartphone has been officially confirmed.It will be formerly announced during Huawei's Mobile World Congress press conference on Sunday 26 February.We already knew about the event itself, but... >>

UKTV Play app for iOS and Android revamps, extends free box sets line-up

UKTV Play app for iOS and Android revamps, extends free box sets line-up

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UKTV Play has matched the big terrestrial catch-up services for some time, with an amazing line-up of content available for free across a wide range of platforms.However, it has now dramatically improved its iOS and Android apps to match them in style... >>

Sniper Elite 5 very likely, could even be set in a different era

Sniper Elite 5 very likely, could even be set in a different era

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Sniper Elite 4 is out now for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and it has received glowing reviews across the board - including our own here. It's no surprise, therefore, that Rebellion has at least one more up its sleeve.Jason Kingsley, co-founder and CEO of the... >>

Nikon scraps DL compact camera line promised last summer

Nikon scraps DL compact camera line promised last summer

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Although they were officially announced a year ago and expected to be released in June 2016, Nikon's DL series of compact cameras has been canned.The long-awaited Nikon DL24-85mm f/1.8-2.8, DL:18-50mm f/1.8-2.8 and DL24-500mm f/2.8-5.6 models will no... >>

What is PS4 Pro boost mode, when’s it coming and how does improve all PS4 games?

What is PS4 Pro boost mode, when’s it coming and how does improve all PS4 games?

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Sony is soon to release PlayStation 4 system software 4.50, which will add several new features for all PS4 owners. However, there's one of particular interest to gamers with a PS4 Pro as it can potentially improve all games on your shelf, not just those... >>

Missed Tom Hardy's Taboo? You can watch the entire box set on BBC iPlayer for free

Missed Tom Hardy's Taboo? You can watch the entire box set on BBC iPlayer for free

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Taboo, starring Tom Hardy, has been one of the BBC's most talked about drama series for years and if you've missed it you're in for a treat; the entire box-set will be available to watch for free on BBC iPlayer for more than a month.The eight-episode... >>

B&O Play wireless Beoplay H4 headphones come with Apple Watch control

B&O Play wireless Beoplay H4 headphones come with Apple Watch control

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B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen's full and funky consumer brand, has launched a wireless pair of Beoplay H4 headphones.They have been "designed from the ground up" using lambskin, braided textile and aluminium and are now available from the Beoplay online... >>

17 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

17 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

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The 4K movie revolution is well under way.With 4K Ultra-HD Blu-rays readily available and increasing in number all the while, it is becoming easier to watch your favourite movies in the best format possible.With high quality video transfers and high dynamic... >>

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

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If you're a Virgin Media TV customer you might have been offered a Virgin TV V6 box in the last few weeks.It is half the size of the existing TiVo box, faster, contains more TV tuners and is 4K HDR enabled. It's also available to existing and new customers... >>

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

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Sky Q has been around for just over a year and has been the undisputed king of paid TV in all that time. Now a new kid is on the block, hoping to steal that crown.Virgin TV is the collective name for a new family of devices and services from Virgin Media,... >>

Virgin TV V6 box review: Virgin Media’s 4K HDR TiVo powerhouse
4.5 stars

Virgin TV V6 box review: Virgin Media’s 4K HDR TiVo powerhouse

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When the first Virgin Media TiVo box was released almost five years ago it was seen as groundbreaking, state-of-the-art and considerably better than anything around at the time. It took Sky a while to catch up with, ahem, catch-up. And, Virgin Media's... >>

New Sony smartphone camera comes with built-in DRAM, promises 1,000fps slow-mo

New Sony smartphone camera comes with built-in DRAM, promises 1,000fps slow-mo

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Sony has developed a new CMOS camera sensor for phones that could revolutionise smartphone photography.It works like sensors in its dedicated cameras, with DRAM built in as a third layer on top of the conventional two-layer stacked image sensor. This... >>

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2017

Best 4K TVs: Ultra HD televisions to buy in 2017

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The time of Ultra HD or 4K is now. This latest step in high-definition is no longer something for the rich and privileged, it's coming from all sides, making your TV viewing better than ever before.There's a huge amount of choice and plenty of confusion:... >>

GoPro confirms Hero6 and other new cameras are coming this year

GoPro confirms Hero6 and other new cameras are coming this year

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GoPro has confirmed that it will release a Hero6 camera in 2017.Although the 4K-enabled GoPro Hero5 was only made available in September last year, company CEO Nick Woodman revealed that its replacement is planned - possibly for a similar release window.Speaking... >>

Nintendo will charge less for Switch online gaming than Xbox or PlayStation

Nintendo will charge less for Switch online gaming than Xbox or PlayStation

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As part of the Nintendo Switch preview days, the Japanese company revealed that it will be launching a similar subscription service to Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus.Like those rivals, you will need to subscribe to Nintendo's version to play online,... >>

Android gets a Nintendo game at last, Fire Emblem Heroes also on iOS

Android gets a Nintendo game at last, Fire Emblem Heroes also on iOS

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Nintendo has finally released a full game on Android. Fire Emblem Heroes beats Super Mario Run to the punch, with the Android version of Mario's first mobile outing planned for March.An iOS version of Fire Emblem Heroes is also now available.Android... >>

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

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The PlayStation 4 Pro is the pinnacle of console gaming as it stands. It is pricier than its sibling but well worth considering by those with 4K TVs.That's because it has been designed to run the same PlayStation 4 games as the other consoles in the... >>

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming
4.5 stars

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming

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When the original Nvidia Shield TV came out in 2015 it was far and away the most powerful, most capable media streamer out there. Powered by Android TV and being 4K ready, it obliterated the competition with Ultra HD video support and offered a tasty... >>

Old Nvidia Shield TV will also get Google Assistant in update

Old Nvidia Shield TV will also get Google Assistant in update

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When Nvidia announced its new version of the Shield TV media streamer in December, it revealed the device would get Google Assistant and SmartThings smart home support in a future update. However, it was thought that the older version wouldn't - that... >>

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?

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We’re still in the middle of the 4G revolution in that the superfast mobile data service is still in its infancy in both coverage and speed capabilities.With current technologies capable of offering internet speeds of up to 150Mbps in areas offering... >>

Liverpool v Chelsea to be broadcast in 4K and Dolby Atmos

Liverpool v Chelsea to be broadcast in 4K and Dolby Atmos

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Tonight, BT Sport will broadcast the first football match with Dolby Atmos audio. And as it's also being presented in 4K Ultra HD, it could very well be the best television presentation of footy we've ever seen.The top of the tablet clash between Liverpool... >>

Honeywell Lyric T6R review: Smart heating made simple
4.0 stars

Honeywell Lyric T6R review: Smart heating made simple

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Smart heating systems are on the up. And having moved into a new home recently it made a lot of sense to test Honeywell's latest smart home thermostat system, the Lyric T6.We had the Lyric T6R fitted, which is the same as the standard T6 but comes with... >>

Sky Q coming for those without a satellite dish, full service over broadband

Sky Q coming for those without a satellite dish, full service over broadband

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Sky has announced that it will be bringing its full Sky Q television service to those who cannot or will not install a satellite dish.The inability to have a satellite dish has been a barrier to getting Sky's TV services since they started more than... >>

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,... >>

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet

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After years of subscriber requests and insistence that it would never happen, Netflix has finally added offline viewing to its iOS and Android apps.That means users of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets can now download and store Netflix movies... >>

BeatMoovz preview: The crazy wearable that adds a soundtrack to your life

BeatMoovz preview: The crazy wearable that adds a soundtrack to your life

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Character Options might have stolen the London Toy Fair, at least where adults are concerned. It demonstrated a wearable wristband that prompts special effect noise and/or music as you move.The bands, which cost £49.99 for a pair and will be available... >>

Samsung confirms Note 7 batteries to blame, implements new safety checks

Samsung confirms Note 7 batteries to blame, implements new safety checks

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Samsung has published its official findings of why many of its Note 7 smartphones caught fire or exploded last year and it's as most already thought, the batteries were to blame.The findings were backed up by independent organisations, specifically UL,... >>

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

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Those hoping to use their new Nintendo Switch consoles to watch streamed and downloaded TV shows and movies need think again. The new machine will not feature video apps, such as Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer, at least at launch.Instead, Nintendo... >>

Zelda marks the death of Nintendo Wii U, confirmed

Zelda marks the death of Nintendo Wii U, confirmed

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Nintendo has confirmed that after The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is released, the Nintendo Wii U will be effectively dead. There will be no more first-party development for the console.It's all Switch or nothing for future Nintendo games.Speaking... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: 26 February, 29 March, 15 April, 18 April, take your pick

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: 26 February, 29 March, 15 April, 18 April, take your pick

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After the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, Samsung is keen to ensure that its next flagship smartphone launch not only goes without hitch, but that it is extra special in every way. That's why it is not expected to be hosting an Unpacked event at this year's Mobile... >>

This simple text will crash any iPhone, here's how to recover

This simple text will crash any iPhone, here's how to recover

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With every new iOS build there seems to be a way to crash it, breach it or do something else malicious with it.This time, for iOS 10 and all its iterations, iPhone users need to be wary about a couple of simple text messages that are going around. If... >>

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

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Valve is working on a new single-player game set in the Half-Life or Portal universes.During a questions and answer session on Reddit, Valve's founder, Gabe Newell, gave several clues as to what that might be.When asked if Valve was working on "any fully-fledged... >>

Nintendo Switch launch line up is poor but "not be all and end all" for console

Nintendo Switch launch line up is poor but "not be all and end all" for console

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Most who have played with a Nintendo Switch so far will agree that it has great potential. It is a clever piece of technology that has a chance of finding a gap in the market and therefore do much better than its predecessor, the Wii U.However, almost... >>

5 Nintendo Switch games to pre-order first, and one well worth the wait

5 Nintendo Switch games to pre-order first, and one well worth the wait

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The Nintendo Switch has been revealed in full. We know the price, release date and the accessories to expect at launch and throughout the year. You can even pre-order the new console yourself.But what about the games? There's a healthy list of titles... >>

Nintendo Switch presentation event: Watch it again right here

Nintendo Switch presentation event: Watch it again right here

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Nintendo fully revealed all its new console, the Nintendo Switch, including release date and price on Friday 13 January during an online presentation event that you can watch again in full right here.There are plenty of games to view too, so the show... >>

Lego City Undercover confirmed for Nintendo Switch, here's the trailer

Lego City Undercover confirmed for Nintendo Switch, here's the trailer

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Warner Bros has confirmed that there will an enhanced Nintendo Switch version of the underrated Wii U title Lego City Undercover.The open world adventure - sort of a tamer, Lego-flavoured Grand Theft Auto - was one of the Wii U launch games and got rave... >>

Samsung Family Hub 2.0 refrigerator preview: Spotify and sausages

Samsung Family Hub 2.0 refrigerator preview: Spotify and sausages

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Samsung revealed its new Family Hub refrigerator line-up immediately prior to CES but we got to see one of them in the flesh at the company's main press conference.The concept is similar if not identical to last year's CES sensation, but there are a few... >>

Watch the HTC U launch event again: U Ultra and U Play unveiled

Watch the HTC U launch event again: U Ultra and U Play unveiled

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HTC held a launch event on the morning of Wednesday 12 January where it launched two new smartphones that go by the moniker "U".The HTC U Play and HTC U Ultra were both unveiled on stage, with the latter being the flagship model, with a 5.7-inch 2560... >>

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: 7.1.2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: 7.1.2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect

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Sony was one of the manufacturers at this year's CES to throw its weight behind Dolby Atmos, the audio format with extra height channels to create a more immersive bubble of sound.The Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar, which perfectly matches the company's Dolby... >>

LG SJ9 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: Extended home cinema without the clutter

LG SJ9 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: Extended home cinema without the clutter

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There were plenty of soundbars launched at CES in January, with 2017 looking like the year that Dolby Atmos properly takes off in the home.Sony and Samsung are both investing heavily in Dolby Atmos kit, while LG is really going to town with the technology.... >>

Ring Floodlight Cam preview: Smart, bright security system to scare intruders away

Ring Floodlight Cam preview: Smart, bright security system to scare intruders away

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Ring has had great success with its camera-enabled doorbell over the last year, so much so that it is expanding its product portfolio to now include a clever security cam and spotlight system that will hopefully keep intruders away.The Ring Floodlight... >>

LG PJ9 levitating speaker preview: The Bluetooth speaker that hovers

LG PJ9 levitating speaker preview: The Bluetooth speaker that hovers

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Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes these days, and there are even some that float.But when you normally talk about floating speakers, you are usually referring to waterproof devices, that you can use in a swimming pool.The LG PJ9 is a different... >>

Nvidia Spot preview: The Google Assistant mic and speaker

Nvidia Spot preview: The Google Assistant mic and speaker

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Alongside the new version of the Nvidia Shield TV, an Android Nougat-powered media streamer, the company will be launching the Nvidia Spot.It's a tiny sphere that you plug into an available power socket which works with the Shield TV box and basically... >>

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

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Nvidia is soon to release a new version of the Nvidia Shield Android TV. It will also expand its GeForce Now cloud gaming service in the coming months to more than just Shield devices.However, the new GeForce Now will be an alternative offering, just... >>