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Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

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Voice chat is a mainstay in most online multiplayer games, and while it can be abused by trolls and other immature idiots, it can often also be vital to progression, especially in co-op sessions.But what if you're deaf? Or you don't want the whole house... >>

Grohe Sense can help protect your home from flooding and water damage

Grohe Sense can help protect your home from flooding and water damage

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There are a fair few smart home products on the market but not all of them really help or improve our lives. The technology is maturing but there are many devices that exist because they sound cool in paper but have little benefit in the real world.Grohe... >>

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

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Netflix is considering presenting different cuts of TV shows and movies for mobile users specifically. It has a growing audience of viewers on mobile and the cuts could make portable presentations more enjoyable.Speaking at a briefing in San Francisco,... >>

Denon Heos soundbar and sub take Sonos head-on

Denon Heos soundbar and sub take Sonos head-on

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Denon's Heos multiroom audio system has been compared to Sonos often in the past and the latest pair of products are set to continue that trend.The Heos Bar is a direct rival to the Sonos Playbar, while the wireless Heos Subwoofer will draw comparisons... >>

Electric Jaguar I-Pace hits the road for first time, production model unveiled in late-2017

Electric Jaguar I-Pace hits the road for first time, production model unveiled in late-2017

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This is the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace in action.We saw the concept version of the SUV in the flesh at the end of last year, which we covered in our extensive Jaguar I-Pace preview, but this is the first time the car has taken to the roads. It was driven... >>

Nokia 8 said to be mid-ranger, will be joined by Nokia 7 but flagship yet to come

Nokia 8 said to be mid-ranger, will be joined by Nokia 7 but flagship yet to come

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HMD Global is moving on apace with its roll out of Nokia-branded Android phones, with two reportedly to follow the four revealed at the Mobile World Congress trade show last month.There have been plenty of rumours about a flagship Nokia 8 model (also... >>

Philips TVs won't support Dolby Vision anytime soon

Philips TVs won't support Dolby Vision anytime soon

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Whenever there is a new TV image technology there is always a period of consumer confusion as multiple standards and formats appear. HDR is no exception.There are now four competing high dynamic range standards, with 4K Ultra HD televisions adopting any... >>

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared

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TPVision, which releases televisions under the Philips brand, has unveiled its 2017 range of sets and it has a healthy range of 4K HDR options coming to the UK.They will hit British stores from April/May, with some coming in June, mainly because TPVision... >>

Planet Earth II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR: How to watch it and what to expect

Planet Earth II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR: How to watch it and what to expect

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BBC Worldwide decided that Planet Earth II would be its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release and for good reason. It was originally shot and rendered in 4K so it should look stunning in the native format.In addition, the Ultra HD BD release of the nature... >>

Garmin Vivosmart 3 shows up in pictures, there's life in fitness trackers yet

Garmin Vivosmart 3 shows up in pictures, there's life in fitness trackers yet

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Garmin is planning to update its Vivosmart fitness tracker, if leaked pictures are anything to go by.Wareable claims to have got its hands on an image showing a Garmin Vivosmart 3 in three different poses. And as one of them shows the name on the rear,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 to adopt facial scanning, ditch iris recognition

Samsung Galaxy S8 to adopt facial scanning, ditch iris recognition

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The Unpacked announcement event for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is just a few weeks away now, taking place in New York on 29 March, and the latest report that we'll see an all-new security feature adopted by Samsung.The company is reportedly ditching its iris... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus get official FCC certification

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus get official FCC certification

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We have just a few weeks until they are officially unveiled but that won't stop the rumour mills from continuing to reveal everything there is to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (or S8+) smartphones.The latest comes from an... >>

Nintendo: Netflix coming to Switch "in time"

Nintendo: Netflix coming to Switch "in time"

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It's early days but the Nintendo Switch has already proven to be successful. In its first two days of release, the company sold more Switch devices globally than any other console in its history.However, there's one irksome fact that we and others highlighted... >>

Best tech toys for Christmas 2017: Star Wars, Lego, Nerf, Hatchimals and more

Best tech toys for Christmas 2017: Star Wars, Lego, Nerf, Hatchimals and more

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It might be a while before Christmas is upon us again but the toy industry has revealed its plans already.A series of Toy Fairs around the world have showed off the best gadgets and gizmos for kids that your young ones will be begging Santa Claus for... >>

Got the Nintendo Switch dead pixel issue? Here are your consumer rights

Got the Nintendo Switch dead pixel issue? Here are your consumer rights

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There's no denying that the Nintendo Switch has been a success so far; it is the fastest-selling console in Nintendo's history, has one of, if not the best launch game in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and both are getting critical acclaim more each day.However,... >>

Nokia 8 tipped for June, flagship said to come with Snapdragon 835

Nokia 8 tipped for June, flagship said to come with Snapdragon 835

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While there were plenty of rumours prior to Mobile World Congress at the end of February Nokia did not unveil a flagship smartphone at the show. Instead of the much-speculated Nokia 8, it announced the Nokia 3, 5 and the European edition of the Nokia... >>

Forget iPhone 8, future iPhones will all get OLED screens

Forget iPhone 8, future iPhones will all get OLED screens

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There have been plenty of reports about Apple turning to OLED displays for the iPhone 8, but they often state that only one smartphone in the line-up will adopt the screen technology. The other handsets released this year will have the same LCD Retina... >>

Red Cross Land Rover Discovery can dispatch a drone to save lives

Red Cross Land Rover Discovery can dispatch a drone to save lives

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced a bespoke version of its Land Rover Discovery vehicle designed to help save lives. The Project Hero edition has been made for the Austrian Red Cross and can even dispatch a search and rescue drone from its roof.The drone and... >>

Nintendo Switch: Price, specs and everything you need to know

Nintendo Switch: Price, specs and everything you need to know

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Nintendo has finally introduced its new, all-singing, all-dancing games machine.The Nintendo Switch is a console comprised of a portable tablet-like device and a docking station for home play. It is different, interesting and we've been playing with... >>

Incredible Samsung Galaxy S8 pic leak show huge screen and Dual Pixel camera

Incredible Samsung Galaxy S8 pic leak show huge screen and Dual Pixel camera

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We now know that Samsung will unveil the Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone, along with a larger plus-sized model, during a special Unpacked event in New York on 29 March. However, considering the frequency of leaks it's unlikely there'll be much we... >>

Nintendo Switch game saves are locked to one console

Nintendo Switch game saves are locked to one console

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The Nintendo Switch is now in many gamers hands and, like us, we're sure that the more they play with their new machines the more they will grow in love with its talents. However, that's not to say it doesn't have some strange caveats.We've mentioned... >>

BT Sport wins Champions League TV rights again, no free-to-air TV coverage at all

BT Sport wins Champions League TV rights again, no free-to-air TV coverage at all

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BT has once again secured UK TV broadcasting rights for all Champions League and Europa League football matches, beating Sky in a bidding war. It has also ensured that the rights this time are exclusive to the paid TV service, so there will be no free-to-air... >>

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

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Nintendo has finally unleashed its all-new console.The Nintendo Switch is a different kind of machine to the Wii U, being able to play at home on a TV and out and about in handheld mode. It is also different to other currently available options - most... >>

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?

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When the Nintendo Switch was unveiled at a special event in January, the major worry was its pricing. Not of the console itself, but all the extras you need to shell out around it.The console is £280, which is par for the course for a new games machine... >>

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

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We've now thoroughly played with the Nintendo Switch in the flesh and are reasonably impressed. We've also played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and are awestruck.But there is still one big question we are asked most often: "Should I buy this... >>