Archive for Rik Henderson

OnePlus 3T launch event: What happened and can you still watch it?

OnePlus 3T launch event: What happened and can you still watch it?

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OnePlus has just introduced a new version of the OnePlus 3: the OnePlus 3T.The company unveiled the device via Facebook Live. Here's everything you need to know about what happened, including how to watch the event after the fact. If you'd like to learn... >>

All 4 takes on Netflix and Amazon with new design and exclusive shows

All 4 takes on Netflix and Amazon with new design and exclusive shows

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Channel 4 has announced changes to its All 4 on demand service, which is moving away from simple catch-up to provide more over-the-top online programming.The key change is visual, with an all-new design being pushed out to all applications. Smart TVs,... >>

Super Mario Run released for iPhone and iPad on 15 December, priced at £7.99

Super Mario Run released for iPhone and iPad on 15 December, priced at £7.99

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During the Apple iPhone 7 launch, Nintendo revealed that it will finally bring Mario to mobile this year. Now we know when: Thursday 15 December. Super Mario Run will be available for iOS devices, including iPhone and iPad, from that date.It was originally... >>

You could be wearing Apple iGlasses soon, smart specs in development

You could be wearing Apple iGlasses soon, smart specs in development

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Apple is said to be working on its own augmented reality glasses, much like Google's failed Glass device or Microsoft's HoloLens headset.Bloomberg claims that the project is still in the "exploration phase", but plans are that a device would connect to... >>

WhatsApp gets video calling at last, move over FaceTime

WhatsApp gets video calling at last, move over FaceTime

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A feature that many have been requesting for years is soon to be added to WhatsApp: video calling.Engadget reports that the Facebook-owned company will be introducing full video calling to its iOS, Android and Windows apps in the "coming days".You can... >>

NES Classic Mini review: Comes up a little short
4.0 stars

NES Classic Mini review: Comes up a little short

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Nintendo has had its problems of late, especially when it comes to home consoles, but things are looking up.The forthcoming Switch is intriguing, full of potential and could turn the tide for the Japanese gaming giant when it releases in March 2017. The... >>

Make your HTC Vive VR headset wireless with this clever gadget

Make your HTC Vive VR headset wireless with this clever gadget

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Of all the virtual reality headsets the HTC Vive (reviewed here) is the most technically impressive. The others are catching up, with Oculus soon to release its Touch motion controllers for Rift, but full body movement has been a feature of Vive since... >>

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

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During this year's E3, Microsoft tantalisingly teased Project Scorpio for 2017, a machine Xbox boss Phil Spencer called "the most powerful games console ever".But as true as that statement might turn out to be, Sony has more recently pulled a fast one... >>

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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Sony has finally released its much-talked about PS4 Pro and it sets a new standard for console gaming.And considering Christmas is rapidly approaching, the Japanese firm has put it squarely, if a little unfairly, up against the Xbox One S.Microsoft... >>

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

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YouTube has release a Daydream-only application for those with Google VR headsets to access virtual reality videos more simply.YouTube VR has been designed from the ground up and only works with the Daydream View headset and a compatible phone - so far,... >>

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

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Sony is undoubtedly king of this generation of consoles, with sales of the PlayStation 4 reaching unprecedented heights. But rather than rest on its laurels it has rejigged and improved its original offering, first with a slimmer model and a new DualShock... >>

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2016 #BusterTheBoxer commercial

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2016 #BusterTheBoxer commercial

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Over the last few years, John Lewis has firmly ensconced itself as the king of the Christmas commercial, not only with extended short movies but with cover versions of songs that make it to the top five of the British music charts.Each year's effort becomes... >>

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

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Previously called PlayStation Neo, PS4K or PS4.5, the PS4 Pro (reviewed here) is Sony's first ever mid-generation major console upgrade and it's now available to one and all.You can now get your hands on the 4K gaming powerhouse, so here's everything... >>

Sony PS4 Pro review: Why wait for Project Scorpio?
4.5 stars

Sony PS4 Pro review: Why wait for Project Scorpio?

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When Sony announced the PS4 Pro it drew many a gasp of breath. Not because of its faster central and graphics processing, but more for its timing. This was the machine many expected to be pitched against Microsoft's Project Scorpio, a 4K gaming powerhouse... >>

Samsung openly apologises to European Note 7 owners, promises to do better

Samsung openly apologises to European Note 7 owners, promises to do better

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Samsung Europe has published an open and frank letter of apology to all European owners of the Galaxy Note 7, including those in the UK.President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Europe, YH Eom, says that the company is still investigating every aspect... >>

Xbox One S review: Great console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, what else?
4.5 stars

Xbox One S review: Great console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, what else?

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It's somewhat strange that, in just three years, what were described as the "next generation" are now considered standard and commonplace, while a new generation of games consoles is already starting to emerge.Next year we will get Microsoft's new jewel... >>

PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station
4.0 stars

PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station

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When Sony unveiled two new versions of the PS4 during its special PlayStation Meeting in New York it rather glossed over the new, slimmer version of the console, dubbed the PS4 Slim. The company understandably put greater focus on the higher-specified... >>

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

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Virgin Media has sent out invites for an event on 30 November, which the company says is for "something unmissable" It's highly likely the event will see the official unveiling of the long awaited V6 4K TiVo box.Virgin Media posted a teaser image of... >>

Samsung Family Hub connected fridge now available in UK

Samsung Family Hub connected fridge now available in UK

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It is customary for televisions or home entertainment tech to come out tops during the CES trade show in Las Vegas at the start of each year, but in January 2016, Samsung was talk of the town for its latest fridge freezer rather than its TVs.The company... >>

Cabbage Patch Kids now have LCD eyes and an app, of course they do

Cabbage Patch Kids now have LCD eyes and an app, of course they do

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US manufacturer Wicked Cool Toys has reinvented the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls for a new generation. The originals were always creepy looking, but now they can also stare at you with moving LCD eyes.In addition, they can now be interacted with through an... >>

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II matches mirrorless muscle with pro spec and coming to the UK

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II matches mirrorless muscle with pro spec and coming to the UK

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Olympus has revealed that its flagship OM-D mirrorless camera is coming to the UK in December.The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II has a 20.4-megapixel Live MOS sensor, TruePic VIII image processing, electronic viewfinder and 3-inch Vari-angle LCD touchpanel... >>

End of an error, Nintendo Wii U canned

End of an error, Nintendo Wii U canned

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With the Nintendo Switch now announced and the Japanese gaming giant looking forward not back, it comes as no surprise that the Wii U is yesterday's news. However, it is mildly surprising to learn that the company is completely severing ties with its... >>

Wilson X Connected American Football preview: Touching down in the UK 1 January

Wilson X Connected American Football preview: Touching down in the UK 1 January

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Sports brand Wilson is bringing its Connected American Football to the UK as of 1 January 2017 and we've had a play.The company announced the smart ball in the US at the start of the current NFL season and it is now ready to expand its roll out to select... >>

This Tag Heuer Connected Android smartwatch will set you back almost $10K

This Tag Heuer Connected Android smartwatch will set you back almost $10K

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When we reviewed the Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch at the end of last year we were impressed with its abilities but highlighted its £1,100 price as a sticking point for many. Just imagine what we'd have said if we'd seen the rose gold version - the... >>

Tesla Solar Roof will power your home and look good in the process

Tesla Solar Roof will power your home and look good in the process

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Popping a solar panel on your roof is a great way to generate free, sustainable energy for your home but there's one major drawback, it is often unsightly. Some councils even frown upon them.However, Tesla's latest concept would be approved of by anyone... >>