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Virgin Media and BT broadband customers will be able to use Sky Q too

Virgin Media and BT broadband customers will be able to use Sky Q too

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Sky unveiled its much-rumoured Sky Q new TV service earlier today and perhaps surprised many by announcing a whole family of devices rather than one set-top-box, with a Sky Q Hub broadband router as part of the set-up. It makes sense as Sky Q is very... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 vs Shield Tablet (2014): What’s the difference?

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 vs Shield Tablet (2014): What’s the difference?

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A year on from releasing its first Android tablet geared mainly for gaming, Nvidia has followed up the Shield Tablet with the Shield Tablet K1. The main difference between the two is price, with the newer model almost £100 cheaper. So we pop them head... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review: The cost-effective gaming tablet
4.5 stars

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review: The cost-effective gaming tablet

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When we reviewed the Nvidia Shield Tablet last year it ticked every box when faced with Android competition and even offered a lot that others couldn't, with its gaming prowess thanks to dedicated graphics hardware. We were also impressed by the £240... >>

Wow, Emirates first-class passengers get 32-inch screens, but don't worry economy gets bigger screens too

Wow, Emirates first-class passengers get 32-inch screens, but don't worry economy gets bigger screens too

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Emirates' latest aircraft have all-new entertainment systems, including a 32-inch TV sets for each customer flying in first-class. The airline's newly-delivered Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A380 planes have been specified with the latest entertainment... >>

Sony E Ink FES watch finally sees the light of day

Sony E Ink FES watch finally sees the light of day

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Sony's crowdfunded FES watch, with a mono E Ink display, will finally make it onto consumers' wrists in Japan on 21 November, a year after first being touted. The device by sub-brand Fashion Entertainment Solutions (hence FES), doesn't quite fit into... >>

4K Nvidia Shield Android TV now comes with game controller and remote included

4K Nvidia Shield Android TV now comes with game controller and remote included

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When Nvidia released the Shield TV Android-powered set-top-box in October there was one specific criticism levied at it as an entertainment device. Although it is capable of playing Netflix ultra high definition content and YouTube videos in 4K at 60... >>

Which of these limited edition custom NOW TV boxes would you want for Christmas?

Which of these limited edition custom NOW TV boxes would you want for Christmas?

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If you're thinking of getting a NOW TV box to enjoy streamed TV shows and movies this Christmas you might be faced with a bigger choice than you originally thought. There are seven new designs the service is adding to its line-up for a limited period.... >>

Amazon starts Black Friday early with £59 Amazon Prime

Amazon starts Black Friday early with £59 Amazon Prime

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Amazon is one of the biggest proponents of Black Friday each year, both sides of the pond. But it's sparking off the deals season early with a limited offer for Amazon Prime membership in the UK. The online retailer has knocked £20 off a year's worth... >>

Apple iPadBook not in the pipeline: Tim Cook explains why the iPad and MacBook will never collide

Apple iPadBook not in the pipeline: Tim Cook explains why the iPad and MacBook will never collide

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With the iPad Pro now on sale, Tim Cook has revealed that Apple considers it to be the best solution for creatives and business customers who require a touchscreen. Tablets and laptops are different categories, he claims, and his company has no plans... >>

This Dyson CSYS desk lamp lasts for more than 37 years without needing a new bulb, here's why

This Dyson CSYS desk lamp lasts for more than 37 years without needing a new bulb, here's why

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Like father, like son. Jake Dyson is an inventor and engineer extraordinaire. And like father James, Jake's products are fresh and innovative in their category. But the difference between a Jake Dyson product and something from the main Dyson brand is... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Mr Robot, Ted 2...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Mr Robot, Ted 2...

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There's a new service added to our weekly round-up of what to watch on demand at the weekend, thanks to Amazon Instant Video finally launching on Roku devices. That means those with an Amazon Prime membership can catch up with the shows and films available... >>

31 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

31 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

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Have you just got an Xbox One, getting one soon or are you simply looking for something to play? Well, you've come to the right place. It's been a busy couple of years for gaming since the Xbox One first launched in November 2013, with a stack of amazing... >>

Want to play Star Wars Battlefront today? Xbox One EA Access subscribers get the game a week early

Want to play Star Wars Battlefront today? Xbox One EA Access subscribers get the game a week early

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Star Wars Battlefront will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from 19 November. Next week basically. However, Xbox One owners with an EA Access subscription can download and play the game today, a whole week early. The trial version, which... >>

Alienware Steam Machine now available to take on PS4 and Xbox One, here are our first impressions

Alienware Steam Machine now available to take on PS4 and Xbox One, here are our first impressions

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It's been two years since gaming Valve first announced its assault on the living room with its Steam Machine console concept and we are finally able to get the first wave of devices after a stop-start journey. Alienware is one of the first out of the... >>

Xbox One Elite Controller review: The price of perfection
5.0 stars

Xbox One Elite Controller review: The price of perfection

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Until recently we've felt that the controllers that come with Microsoft's Xbox consoles have been far superior to the DualShock ones that have accompanied Sony's PlayStations. And we're not the only ones. We've often heard that hardcore and pro gamers... >>

New Xbox One experience update tips, tricks and secrets: Here's what your console can do now

New Xbox One experience update tips, tricks and secrets: Here's what your console can do now

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After months of increased expectation, Microsoft has started to roll out its new Xbox One experience to consoles worldwide, which brings a newly designed user interface, new features and a streamlining of the UI owners have used for up to two years. It... >>

TopShop teams with Barclaycard to sell fun contactless payment accessories

TopShop teams with Barclaycard to sell fun contactless payment accessories

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TopShop is to range a selection of accessories that will incorporate contactless payment technology so you'll be able to use them to purchase items in supporting stores. The range will include smartphone cases, wristbands, key chains and stickers and... >>

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray won't be available until 2016, Sony confirms

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray won't be available until 2016, Sony confirms

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Although the Blu-ray Disc Association previously suggested that 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs would be available before Christmas, that estimate seems to have been wide of the mark. Sony Pictures has revealed that its ultra high definition movie releases... >>

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games, the new Xbox One experience and more

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games, the new Xbox One experience and more

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From today, 12 November, you can play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One. Not all of your library will be available to play initially, with 104 titles made compatible in wave one and others to follow regularly. But do you have to do anything different to... >>

Roku adds Amazon Prime Instant Video to offer the best supported streaming devices you can buy

Roku adds Amazon Prime Instant Video to offer the best supported streaming devices you can buy

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We might not have the 4K-enabled Roku 4 in the UK yet but we have got further reason to be happy with the existing Roku set-top-boxes; they have just received one of the missing pieces of the streaming jigsaw, Amazon Prime Instant Video. Roku has long... >>

Fallout 4 first impressions review: Radiating brilliance

Fallout 4 first impressions review: Radiating brilliance

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Fallout 4 is released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC tomorrow, 10 November, and usually we would move Heaven and Earth in order to bring you a full, no-holds-barred review of a game release of such magnitude. But while we've been playing it for a little... >>

Xbox One backwards compatibility coming 12 November, here are the first 104 Xbox 360 games you can play

Xbox One backwards compatibility coming 12 November, here are the first 104 Xbox 360 games you can play

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Backwards compatibility is coming to the Xbox One on 12 November, the same day that the new, Windows 10-driven user interface update arrives and Microsoft has finally revealed the complete list of Xbox 360 games that will be playable on that day. There... >>

Sky Go coming to Xbox One at last in form of new TV from Sky app

Sky Go coming to Xbox One at last in form of new TV from Sky app

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Microsoft has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Sky Go is finally coming to Xbox One. With access to Sky TV already available on PS4, PS3 and, more relevantly, Xbox 360, it is a feature that has been requested by a large swathe of Xbox One owners - specifically... >>

Beware, there are fake BTTF Nike Air Max trainers with power laces already

Beware, there are fake BTTF Nike Air Max trainers with power laces already

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Great Scott! It might have taken Nike 26 years to perfect the power lace technology shown in Back to the Future II in order to release working self-tying Nike Air Max boots, but it's taken a mere fraction of that time for fakers to replicate the system.... >>

Rise of the Tomb Raider review: Single-player perfection
4.5 stars

Rise of the Tomb Raider review: Single-player perfection

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Being fans of the Tomb Raider series since the very beginning, with the first outing one of our favourite games on the original PlayStation, we approached 2013's reboot with some trepidation. Reboots don't always work. But we needn't have worried because... >>