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New official Xbox One controller expected for E3 2015

New official Xbox One controller expected for E3 2015

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Microsoft is set to unveil a new version of the Xbox One controller at next month's E3 videogames conference in LA, maybe even sooner. An update to its support page on Xbox.com shows a controller diagram with a new 3.5mm headphone jack at the base of... >>

Lenovo takes on Apple TV and Google Chromecast with its own Cast streamer

Lenovo takes on Apple TV and Google Chromecast with its own Cast streamer

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Lenovo has announced its first media streamer to take on the likes of Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and the Google Chromecast. And it is the latter rival device that will perhaps draw the biggest comparison, not because the Lenovo Cast is a dongle that hides... >>

Star Wars Battle Pod is coming to a home near you, yours for just £24K

Star Wars Battle Pod is coming to a home near you, yours for just £24K

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Star Wars Battlefront isn't the only movie tie-in game coming to homes soon. Nor is it the only game with "battle" in the title. That's because Bandai Namco is bringing a home version of its huge arcade hit, Star Wars Battle Pod, to the UK, US and Japan... >>

Splatoon review: Ink-redible multiplayer for just a few squids
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Splatoon review: Ink-redible multiplayer for just a few squids

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It is with great pleasure that we no longer talk about the Wii U as Nintendo's big mistake. Instead, it is now firmly ensconced as everybody's favourite second console, even some gamers' first. And titles like Splatoon are prime examples as to why. Conversations... >>

Sonos makes it easier and cheaper to get connected music in your home with a 2 Room Starter Set

Sonos makes it easier and cheaper to get connected music in your home with a 2 Room Starter Set

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Although it faces competition from numerous rivals, including Samsung and LG, the Sonos wireless music system is perhaps the best known in the field. That's undoubtedly because it was one of the first systems on the market, that uses your home network... >>

Forget Beats, these Pioneer headphones are a £1,700 fashion statement of intent

Forget Beats, these Pioneer headphones are a £1,700 fashion statement of intent

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Beats might well be the headphone brand of choice when it comes to making a fashion statement, but the Pioneer SE-Master1 will make that statement louder and more pronounced. Not only are the flagship headphones handmade and offer super high-end acoustic... >>

Crikey! More than half UK homes now own a tablet

Crikey! More than half UK homes now own a tablet

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An Ofcom report has been published that shows tablet use in the UK has risen dramatically in the last few years, with over half of households in the country owning at least one device. The UK's independent communications regulator claims that 54 per cent... >>

Android M is just the tip of the iceberg, expect major annual Android updates from now on

Android M is just the tip of the iceberg, expect major annual Android updates from now on

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Google I/O, the company's annual developers conference kicks off with a keynote address tomorrow - in the evening in the UK, morning locally in the US - and that means there will be plenty of things announced or talked about that will interest far more... >>

Until Dawn will have PS4 owners bricking it from 25 August

Until Dawn will have PS4 owners bricking it from 25 August

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Sony has revealed the release date of its upcoming PS4 exclusive horror title Until Dawn and it's not really what you'd expect. Instead of aim for a Halloween launch, like many other horror games over the years, the interactive slasher tale will be in... >>

How will Qualcomm technologies improve Daimler, Mercedes and other connected cars in the future?

How will Qualcomm technologies improve Daimler, Mercedes and other connected cars in the future?

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As a partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team, Qualcomm works closely with them to help ensure their cars are amongst the most connected in the sport. The team has dominated F1 this year and communication technologies are key to that success.... >>

Exclusive Elder Scrolls Online 'making of' pics show a PS4 and Xbox One game waiting to shine

Exclusive Elder Scrolls Online 'making of' pics show a PS4 and Xbox One game waiting to shine

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Although Elder Scrolls Online has been around in paid and, more recently, free-to-play form for the PC for a while, it is soon to hit the PS4 and Xbox One consoles and that's when we fully expect the game to take off big style. There's little else like... >>

Next generation Spotify will use your phone's sensors to match songs to your running pace

Next generation Spotify will use your phone's sensors to match songs to your running pace

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Spotify has revealed that it is to use the accelerometer in your phone to choose the pace of your music streaming to match your running. The new version of the Spotify app, which is being rolled out for iPhone now, will find tracks that have the same... >>

Spotify adds video to be your all-in-one news feed and radio player on the way to work

Spotify adds video to be your all-in-one news feed and radio player on the way to work

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Spotify has announced it is changing its smartphone and tablet app platform completely to add video and automated playlist selection that's curated just for you. However, the radio functionality won't just look at your music tastes, it will play songs... >>

Great Scott! Watch Christopher Lloyd return as Doc Brown in new Lego Dimensions trailer

Great Scott! Watch Christopher Lloyd return as Doc Brown in new Lego Dimensions trailer

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Although we've had both an official announcement and accidental leak for Lego Dimensions already, neither has excited us as much as the latest teaser trailer for the game. It features Christopher Lloyd reprising his most iconic role, as Back to the Future's... >>

You can watch the latest pirated movies in-browser here, but that doesn't mean you should

You can watch the latest pirated movies in-browser here, but that doesn't mean you should

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Popcorn Time, the desktop software that allows you to stream movie torrents to your PC or Mac without needing to download them first, is having its issues of late, but the concept is still very popular. Its original developers have washed their hands... >>

YouTubers get their own action figure range… no, really!

YouTubers get their own action figure range… no, really!

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YouTube stars are getting their own action figure range, with early versions already hitting Toys R Us stores in the States. That's not to say you'll be able to pitch PewDiePie up against a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle any time soon - more's the pity -... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Nexus Player and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Nexus Player and more

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Happy National Streaming Day to one and all. Today, 20 May, has been designated as a day for everyone to celebrate the fact that we can now get our movies, TV shows, music and other content whenever we want. And that there are plenty of ways to get... >>

Google Glass is not dead, it’s just resting

Google Glass is not dead, it’s just resting

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Google Glass might have been suspended earlier this year, at least the Explorer program was, but there's still life in the technology yet. Head of the project Tony Fadell, who is also CEO of Nest, claims that the company still has plans for a consumer... >>

What is Valve's Chaperone and what does it mean for the HTC Vive?

What is Valve's Chaperone and what does it mean for the HTC Vive?

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Valve has filed for a trademark for something it is calling Chaperone, which relates to its virtual reality technologies and has provoked a ripple of excitement from the gaming community. The logo itself is fairly indistinct, but the description of what... >>

WIN: Five Roku 3 boxes up for grabs for National Streaming Day

WIN: Five Roku 3 boxes up for grabs for National Streaming Day

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Fans of internet streamed entertainment rejoice for today is one to mark in the calendar; it's National Streaming Day. Every year, on 20 May, we get to celebrate everything we love about streaming movies, TV shows, music and more over the internet, and... >>

Nvidia Shield Pro edition leaks on Amazon: Android TV box with 500GB storage

Nvidia Shield Pro edition leaks on Amazon: Android TV box with 500GB storage

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Back in March, Nvidia announced a set-top-box that it believes will take on both conventional living room games consoles and streaming solutions, such as Google's Nexus Player and the Apple TV, but it seems that it has even greater plans for such a device... >>

LG G4 Stylus vs LG G4c vs LG G4: What's the difference?

LG G4 Stylus vs LG G4c vs LG G4: What's the difference?

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The LG G4 is finally making its way into UK and US hands, with the handset shipping to "key markets" this week. But LG is not finished yet. It has announced a couple of additional smartphones that fit into the LG G4 family: the LG G4 Stylus and LG G4c.... >>

This is what the new 2015 version of Doom will look like

This is what the new 2015 version of Doom will look like

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Bethesda will be formerly showing off the new version of Doom at its very first E3 press conference prior to the show this year but has teased us with a brief glimpse of what to expect. It has released a pre-show teaser clip which actually shows a gnat's... >>

How to upgrade your Wii U storage by 1TB or more: That's enough for more than 150 games

How to upgrade your Wii U storage by 1TB or more: That's enough for more than 150 games

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Although digital versions of Wii U games are nowhere near as large in file size as those available for Xbox One or PS4, nor do you require to install disc-based titles, you will still more than likely find yourself running out of storage space on your... >>

Here are the minimum specs you'll need for Oculus Rift and how much it could cost you

Here are the minimum specs you'll need for Oculus Rift and how much it could cost you

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The Oculus Rift consumer model will be released early 2016 and although other renowned virtual reality headsets might beat it to market, it will be the technology that most are interested in seeing in action. However, it seems that unless you have a beefy... >>