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HTC Vive Tracker preview: Turns baseball bats, guns and more into VR controllers

HTC Vive Tracker preview: Turns baseball bats, guns and more into VR controllers

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2016 might not have been the year of virtual reality everybody had previously predicted, but it set the stall for future innovations. And unlike failed attempts in the past, this time it does seem that VR is here to stay.One of the best headsets available... >>

Focal Utopia by Tournaire preview: Yes, these really are a $120,000 pair of headphones

Focal Utopia by Tournaire preview: Yes, these really are a $120,000 pair of headphones

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We'll start by saying that there is no doubt that the Focal Utopia open-back, over-ear headphones are astounding. They are quite possibly the best headphones we've ever used and every ounce of the renowned French manufacturer's audio expertise is right... >>

Sony's amazing OLED A1E series TV is also a speaker, the screen vibrates

Sony's amazing OLED A1E series TV is also a speaker, the screen vibrates

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Sony has unveiled its OLED TV and it has an incredible trick up its sleeve. Not only does it support the Dolby Vision HDR standard, there are no speakers on the television. That's because the whole TV is a speaker too.The superthin screen vibrates to... >>

Samsung CES 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

Samsung CES 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

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As always, Samsung will have a huge presence at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and will debut a whole host of new products.We've already seen some of them, including the new QLED TV technology for 2017 televisions, and the second generation Family Hub refrigerators.... >>

LG Signature OLED W TV attaches to your wall using magnets and is just 2.5mm thick

LG Signature OLED W TV attaches to your wall using magnets and is just 2.5mm thick

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LG used its CES 2017 press conference to unveil a new range of OLED TVs with new high dynamic range (HDR) standards support and Dolby Atmos audio, but the star of the show was undoubtedly the LG Signature OLED W - a TV so thin the company tags it as a... >>

LG has an Alexa-powered fridge, move over Family Hub

LG has an Alexa-powered fridge, move over Family Hub

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LG has unveiled its own version of the Family Hub fridge.The LG Smart Instaview Refrigerator has a webOS-powered 29-inch Full HD touch panel in the right-hand door, which offers all manner of apps and gestures to leave notes, see what's inside the appliance... >>

Samsung QLED TV preview: Is this Samsung's best ever television range?

Samsung QLED TV preview: Is this Samsung's best ever television range?

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During a pre-CES invite-only briefing, Samsung unveiled the QLED TV series and we can honestly say, from what we've seen so far, that they are the best televisions the company has ever made.We got up close to the new QLED TV concepts shown at the Samsung... >>

Samsung enters the era of QLED TV, amazing 2017 models revealed

Samsung enters the era of QLED TV, amazing 2017 models revealed

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Samsung has continued to develop its Quantum Dot technology for its 2017 TV range rather than compete in the OLED sector, highlighting the 100 per cent colour volume of its new picture tech - a first for the manufacturer's televisions - and significantly... >>

Swarovski to launch its own Android Wear smartwatch in 2017

Swarovski to launch its own Android Wear smartwatch in 2017

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Jewellery brand Swarovski will announce its own Android Wear smartwatch during BaselWorld in March. And it will have Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset inside, as revealed by the chip manufacturer at CES 2017.Swarovski has long been associated with tech, with... >>

New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?

New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?

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Television manufacturers release new models at least twice a year and the technology in their latest sets is constantly improving. It can be hard to keep up at times.Even if you've bought a new TV recently, you might not know what it is truly capable... >>

New Samsung Galaxy A series to fill gap until Galaxy S8, spec and release date revealed

New Samsung Galaxy A series to fill gap until Galaxy S8, spec and release date revealed

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Samsung has unveiled a couple of updated models in its Galaxy A series of mid-range handsets. And considering the company is rumoured to be pushing back the release of the next Galaxy S8 flagship phone, these very capably fill a gap in the company's... >>

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV: Your complete guide

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV: Your complete guide

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Amazon's video streaming service has been rapidly expanding since it was rebranded from Lovefilm in 2014. Amazon Prime Video is now the main global rival to Netflix and like its peer, it offers TV shows and movies to watch instantly on an internet connected... >>

How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide

How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide

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Netflix has changed our TV and movie viewing habits completely. It has 83.3 million subscribers worldwide and that has allowed it to not only challenge and beat video rental services, it now has the userbase and muscle to take on traditional broadcasters... >>

Best Sony PlayStation VR games you must play: Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, Batman and more

Best Sony PlayStation VR games you must play: Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, Batman and more

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Sony PlayStation VR was released at the tail end of last year and the £349 virtual reality headset should soon be back in stock to order.But what should you play after you finally make the plunge? The headset comes with a demo disc with tasters of several... >>

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

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It cannot be disputed that the new generation of gaming has been an outstanding success, with more consoles shifted than ever before and more games in the first couple of years after launch than many could have dreamed of. However, there is one issue... >>

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 1TB or more for less than £50

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 1TB or more for less than £50

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Like with the Xbox One, our foremost and perhaps only major gripe about the PlayStation 4 is that the 500GB hard drive of the entry model is hopelessly light on storage capacity, especially considering the mammoth file sizes of some of the best games... >>

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set it up and solve any issues

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set it up and solve any issues

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Of all the virtual reality headsets to come out in 2016, the HTC Vive created the most buzz. It is the most expensive consumer offering but also the most technically advanced, offering full spatial tracking.Its rivals, namely the Oculus Rift and PlayStation... >>

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

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The PS4 Pro heralds the beginning of 4K HDR console gaming.You can read our in-depth review of the PlayStation 4 Pro here, but if you've already decided to match your 4K HDR TV with the best games machine on the planet you're probably wondering what... >>

Watch The Grand Tour for free over Christmas, here's how

Watch The Grand Tour for free over Christmas, here's how

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Amazon has made the first episode of The Grand Tour available to watch for free over the Christmas period.All Amazon customers in the UK, not just those with Prime membership, can now watch "The Holy Trinity", the one hour 11 minute debut of the new show... >>

Steam winter sale underway, here are the best games deals

Steam winter sale underway, here are the best games deals

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The Steam winter sale is always a massive deal for PC and Mac gamers and it's now started.Yes, we've just had a sale as part of the Black Friday period, but that was nothing in comparison to the bargains to be had over Christmas and into the new year.Steam's... >>

23 tech toys you wanted for Christmas but never got

23 tech toys you wanted for Christmas but never got

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Christmas is a time for giving. It's also a time for receiving which, to be perfectly frank, is the best part.But we've all had those moments when we rip open the wrapping paper and discover that Santa didn't quite deliver the electronic wizardry we'd... >>

LG CES 2017 plans revealed: Smart Home appliances to get smarter with deep learning

LG CES 2017 plans revealed: Smart Home appliances to get smarter with deep learning

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LG is set to unveil a range of smart home appliances during CES 2017 that adopt deep learning technology to make them smarter than ever before.During the January consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, the company will debut a new robot vacuum cleaner,... >>

Is Nintendo Switch just an Nvidia Shield in disguise?

Is Nintendo Switch just an Nvidia Shield in disguise?

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Specifications for the Nintendo Switch have leaked ahead of its March 2017 release date and, if true, the console is effectively an Nvidia Shield with a few more bells and whistles.Eurogamer reports that spec details given to developers by Nintendo have... >>

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV

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The BBC has started its first ever consumer trial of 4K content, offering a four-minute clip of Planet Earth 2 in Ultra HD through its free streaming platform, BBC iPlayer.What's more, it also uses Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) picture tech, a form of HDR, to... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch planned for April in New York

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch planned for April in New York

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Samsung is said to be foregoing its traditional Mobile World Congress unveiling for the next Galaxy flagship phone in favour of a dedicated event in April. Leaks state that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be launched in New York a month or so after MWC finishes.According... >>

Pokemon Go still coming to Apple Watch, cancellation rumour just a hoax

Pokemon Go still coming to Apple Watch, cancellation rumour just a hoax

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Niantic has moved quickly to reassure Pokemon Go fans that it is still working on its Apple Watch application, tweeting that it is coming soon.The response came after an alleged "leaked" email was posted on Reddit, claiming that the Apple Watch Pokemon... >>

Apple Maps iOS 10 update adds live public transport information for the whole of Britain

Apple Maps iOS 10 update adds live public transport information for the whole of Britain

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Apple has updated Apple Maps with a new look for its Transit mode, several new features and new tranport options for several new cities, including details for the whole of Great Britain.Transit shows transport route options for journeys up and down the... >>

All iPhone 8 models will have curved OLED screens made by Samsung, says report

All iPhone 8 models will have curved OLED screens made by Samsung, says report

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It has been reported for a while that Apple plans to make a curved screen iPhone 8, much like the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, but previous suggestions were that only one version will have an edge to edge display.The Korean Herald begs to differ, however,... >>

Sky handing out Christmas gifts to all TV customers, free Box Sets subscriptions and movie rentals

Sky handing out Christmas gifts to all TV customers, free Box Sets subscriptions and movie rentals

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Sky has turned Santa this Christmas with freebies for all of its customers.Sky users without a Box Sets subscription already will each get three month's access to the provider's on demand service for free. Those who already have a Box Sets package will... >>

Amazon Fire TV gets swanky new user interface: Here's what your box does now

Amazon Fire TV gets swanky new user interface: Here's what your box does now

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Amazon has rolled out a new user interface for its 4K Fire TV set-top-box and will introduce the new design to the Fire TV Stick and first-generation Fire TV early in the new year.The new UI comes with a cleaner, fresher look that makes it more simple... >>

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

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To celebrate the one-year anniversary of its backwards compatibility programme Microsoft is giving every Xbox One owner a completely free game. What's more, you don't need to be an Xbox Live Gold member to download it, you just need to make sure you... >>

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Captain America and more

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Captain America and more

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It's that magical time of the year and the Christmas lights are a-flashing, so you can be forgiven for feeling like you're missing out, stood there in normal non-flashing clothes.But hey, you could always get with the spirit of things and show your wacky... >>

Apple Watch Series 2 freezing problems make Apple pull watchOS update

Apple Watch Series 2 freezing problems make Apple pull watchOS update

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Apple has pulled its watchOS 3.1.1 update after reports emerged of the software "bricking" some users' Apple Watch Series 2 devices.After downloading and installing the update, which was released alongside iOS 10.2, several Series 2 Watch owners noted... >>

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

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When we tested the Onkyo TX-NR838 AV receiver a couple of years ago - one of the first to bring Dolby Atmos to the table - we hooked it up to an Xbox One and PS4. Sadly, only the latter could give it a proper workout as it was the only console with Dolby... >>

Watch first run cinema releases on Apple TV? Steve Jobs predicted it six years ago

Watch first run cinema releases on Apple TV? Steve Jobs predicted it six years ago

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Last week, Apple was reported to be in talks with major movie studios to bring first run cinema releases to iTunes, to be rented and watched in the home and on its mobile devices.Bloomberg claimed that 21st Century Fox, Warner Bros and Universal Pictures... >>

The Grand Tour more popular than Game of Thrones, to pirates at least

The Grand Tour more popular than Game of Thrones, to pirates at least

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Amazon's The Grand Tour is reported the most illegally downloaded TV show of all time, beating Game of Thrones to the unwanted pinnacle of the piracy charts.Data analyst Muso told the Daily Mail that the first episode alone had been illegally downloaded... >>

Sky agrees to sell business to Fox for £18.5bn

Sky agrees to sell business to Fox for £18.5bn

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Twenty-First Century Fox has been in talks to buy Sky before but it seems there is a breakthrough in the acquisition of the satellite broadcaster and entertainment company.After a new approach by the movie studio and media firm, and subsequent negotiations,... >>

Super Mario Run cannot be played offline, the non-mobile mobile game

Super Mario Run cannot be played offline, the non-mobile mobile game

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Super Mario Run will be released on iOS Thursday 15 December and it has been generating a lot of interest. After all, it's Mario's first outing on a mobile phone or tablet.However, it might not be as mobile as you'd hoped.Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto... >>

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

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The rise of streaming services has continued at a swift pace over the last year, with many platforms available offering multiple kinds of entertainment for all manner of different tastes.However, there are two that remain the most talked about: Netflix... >>

Microsoft Cortana finally comes to Android in the UK, iPhone within weeks

Microsoft Cortana finally comes to Android in the UK, iPhone within weeks

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Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana is finally ready to make her bow in the UK.As well as a major update to the existing Android app in the US, Microsoft has made it available to UK Android device owners for the first time. It is available to download... >>

The Last Guardian review: Well worth the wait
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The Last Guardian review: Well worth the wait

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There are few games that have been as hyped as The Last Guardian over the years. The spiritual follow-up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus has been in development for almost 10 years and made its debut at the E3 games show way back in 2009.But issues... >>

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

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One of the biggest bugbears we have about the ITV Hub is the proliferation of adverts that play before each catch-up show. Yes, the channel needs to make money somehow and is a commercial enterprise, but there's so many of them you can be forgiven for... >>

PaRappa the Rapper coming to a smartphone near you, time to jump, kick...

PaRappa the Rapper coming to a smartphone near you, time to jump, kick...

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There's a lot of talk about Mario's mobile debut at the minute, with Super Mario Run to be released for iPhone and iPad on Thursday 15 December, but there's one games character coming to smartphone that has us even more excited.Not content with giving... >>

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

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Although the Virgin TV V6 box was far from a surprise when it was announced in London in November, not least because the company itself had tweeted teasers, a partnering 14-inch tablet device most definitely caught us off guard. Virgin Media has never... >>

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

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Nvidia's Shield Android TV box has been around for more than a year but is still the flagbearer for Android set-top-boxes. It was the first media streamer to offer Netflix in 4K and with HDR, and its Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM ensured that it zipped through... >>

Now all Sonos users can now control their systems from Spotify

Now all Sonos users can now control their systems from Spotify

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Sonos and Spotify have long been associated with each other, but the relationship has become even closer as you now control your connected music system from the Spotify app.Initially available on select devices and as part of the Sonos Public Beta 7.0,... >>

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

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It's almost Christmas and that means there's a stack of amazing TV shows coming up on the old gogglebox.All of the major channels will be hosting specials and festive fun, with some major returns and debuts along the way. There's also one or two old faves... >>

Your next Apple Watch could be round, according to leaked patent

Your next Apple Watch could be round, according to leaked patent

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An Apple patent has been unearthed that suggests the company is working on a round version of its Apple Watch. Or, at least, that it has mulled it over in the past year.The patent, titled "Electronic Device Having Display With Curved Edges", shows a circular... >>

NES Classic Mini controller problem solved, add this Bluetooth adapter

NES Classic Mini controller problem solved, add this Bluetooth adapter

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There's no doubt about it, the NES Classic Mini is a fantastic little games console - hence it's sold out almost everywhere.We've loved revisiting the 30 Nintendo Entertainment System games that come pre-installed. What we don't love, however, is having... >>

Apple adds (Product)Red Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones and Pill+ speakers to charity line

Apple adds (Product)Red Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones and Pill+ speakers to charity line

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Apple supports the (Product)Red campaign all year round, but in honour of World AIDS Day will offer special editions of popular iOS apps on the App Store for the coming week. It has also announced four new (Product)Red products, including a couple of... >>