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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... >>

An emotion-sensing Nikon dog camera mount is now a thing

An emotion-sensing Nikon dog camera mount is now a thing

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Ever wondered how good your dog would be at photography? No? Us neither, to be honest. But Nikon has come up with a way of finding out, which piques our interest a little more. Through its Heartography technology concept, Nikon has devised a dog camera... >>

Loving the retro looks of the Fujilfilm X-T1 CSC but can't afford the price tag? The X-T10 could be for you

Loving the retro looks of the Fujilfilm X-T1 CSC but can't afford the price tag? The X-T10 could be for you

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Fujifilm has announced a new entry in its X series of compact system cameras that offers the gorgeous retro looks of its flagship X-T1 and many of the features but at less than half the price. The Fujifilm X-T10 is compact, lightweight and comes with... >>

Spotify not ditching free ad-supported service, rumours are unfounded it says

Spotify not ditching free ad-supported service, rumours are unfounded it says

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Rumours have been circulating online over the last day or so that Spotify will be ditching its free ad-supported option in favour of a three-month trial to get people to sign up the the premium service. However, Pocket-lint has been informed that they... >>

What does the latest Windows 10 phone build offer and how do I get it?

What does the latest Windows 10 phone build offer and how do I get it?

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A new preview build of Windows 10 is now available for those who have a spare Windows Phone handset lying around. It's not completely ready for public consumption yet, hence being available as part of the Insider program still, but it does add several... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active confirmed by Samsung, but not on purpose

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active confirmed by Samsung, but not on purpose

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The water and dustproof, ruggedised version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 has been officially confirmed, although Samsung will probably rather it hadn't been. Previously rumoured, with a leaked image or two making the rounds, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has... >>

You'll never guess how much this silver Mario Amiibo costs

You'll never guess how much this silver Mario Amiibo costs

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Nintendo has confirmed earlier rumours that it will be releasing a special edition silver Mario Amiibo in the US, to follow the gold edition that sold out almost as quickly as it went onto Wallmart shelves back in March. Amiibos have not just been popular... >>

27 of the hottest games that will rock E3 2015

27 of the hottest games that will rock E3 2015

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Next month, E3 2015 will be upon us and that means we'll soon get our hands or eyes on the hottest videogames due to be released this Christmas and beyond. The Los Angeles videogames convention, with its press conferences and demonstrations, is the biggest... >>

Google Fit now tells you calories burned and distance travelled without needing a fitness band

Google Fit now tells you calories burned and distance travelled without needing a fitness band

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Google has added new algorithms to its Android fitness app that help you keep track of daily calories burned and how far you've walked, cycled or run without the need for a fitness band or other step-counting wearable. Although it can be argued that Google... >>

Get Game of Thrones for free as part of Amazon’s massive Fire, BlackBerry and Android app giveaway

Get Game of Thrones for free as part of Amazon’s massive Fire, BlackBerry and Android app giveaway

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Amazon is giving away a whole stack of apps that work on its own Fire smartphone and tablets and Android devices for free, including Telltale Games' excellent adventure based on Game of Thrones. You only get the first episode for free, with subsequent... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab A: Cheap and cheerful iPad mini rival heading to UK

Samsung Galaxy Tab A: Cheap and cheerful iPad mini rival heading to UK

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Samsung has revealed that it is bringing the Galaxy Tab A to the UK, after successful launches in other regions. The affordable Android Lollipop device will come in three models - Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi with S Pen stylus, and LTE - and be available from 21 May.... >>

This portable music player really does cost the same as a Porsche 944

This portable music player really does cost the same as a Porsche 944

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Astell&Kern has craved a niche for itself as making portable music players that are at the very top of the chain in terms of performance and build quality. They are also at the very top of the price range too, with a special stainless steel version of... >>

Yes, Netflix’s new Top Gear show really could be called House of Cars

Yes, Netflix’s new Top Gear show really could be called House of Cars

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After Jeremy Clarkson's much publicised violent spat, resulting in the BBC refusing to renew his Top Gear contract, there has been much speculation over what he and fellow presenters, Richard Hammond and James May, would do next. It seems like none of... >>

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active? Waterproof phone leaks

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active? Waterproof phone leaks

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It has been rumoured since long before the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones were officially released that the company was working on an "Active" version too. As in previous years, the company was said to be planning a water and dustproof model... >>

6 great reasons why Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be the best yet

6 great reasons why Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will be the best yet

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Ubisoft has officially announced the latest in its long-running Assassin's Creed games franchise, which will be available for Xbox One and PS4 from 23 October and PC in the "autumn", but what do we actually know about Syndicate? The gaming giant released... >>

Horse racing punters will soon be able to ride the horse they backed live through Oculus Rift

Horse racing punters will soon be able to ride the horse they backed live through Oculus Rift

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Online and high street betting firm William Hill has seen a decline in the number of bets on horse racing it receives in recent times, with punters focusing on football and tennis instead. That's why it has decided to promote the benefits of a day at... >>

Your cheap SIM-only mobile plan is no longer the cheapest, FreedomPop is literally free

Your cheap SIM-only mobile plan is no longer the cheapest, FreedomPop is literally free

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We have written a lot in the last few years about cheap mobile phone tariffs but the UK will soon get a cheap SIM-only plan that cannot be beaten for price; it's completely free. FreedomPop, which has been running a free mobile phone service in the US... >>

Fancy a tweet-a-pizza? That'll soon be a thing thanks to Domino's

Fancy a tweet-a-pizza? That'll soon be a thing thanks to Domino's

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Domino's will soon accept pizza orders through Twitter, making the process of getting a delivery straight to your door as simple as it can possibly be. The company has already expanded its ordering possibilities with smartphone, tablet and smartwatch... >>

After Android KitKat, Nestlé turns to YouTube for new chocolate bar rebranding

After Android KitKat, Nestlé turns to YouTube for new chocolate bar rebranding

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Although Android has moved on from its KitKat tie-in days, being currently on its Lollipop generation, Nestlé has again turned to the tech world and Google as part of a rebranding promotion for its chocolate bars. It has replaced the KitKat logo on... >>

Nvidia Grid now streams games in PS4-quality 1080p60: Here's how to do it

Nvidia Grid now streams games in PS4-quality 1080p60: Here's how to do it

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Nvidia has released a new public beta version of its Grid cloud gaming service that is capable of streaming games at 1080p and in 60fps - the same resolution and frame rate as many PlayStation 4, Xbox One and high-end PC games. Launched at the tail end... >>

Sony’s Hue-like bulbs go one better, they have Bluetooth speakers in

Sony’s Hue-like bulbs go one better, they have Bluetooth speakers in

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Sony Japan has announced the consumer release of an app-controlled light bulb that has a Bluetooth speaker inside, so you can have music and suitable ambient lighting come from the same source. Having been first unveiled at IFA in Berlin last year as... >>

Guitar Hero Live: It's back with a new axe to grind (hands-on)

Guitar Hero Live: It's back with a new axe to grind (hands-on)

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Prospects for a new Guitar Hero game looked bleak for a while, but an all-new title in a the much loved franchise is on its way this autumn and Pocket-lint was invited to have a play on the PS4 version ahead of a more official outing at E3 next month.... >>

Lego Dimensions figures leaked: Doctor Who, Portal 2, The Simpsons and more

Lego Dimensions figures leaked: Doctor Who, Portal 2, The Simpsons and more

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Warner's forthcoming Skylanders-rivalling Lego Dimensions will have possibly the greatest cast of characters ever assembled for a single videogame. As well as the figures revealed as part of the official announcement, which include characters from Wizard... >>

Boris bikes can now be rented from your phone with the Santander Cycles app

Boris bikes can now be rented from your phone with the Santander Cycles app

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Ever fumbled around with the Boris bike booking system wishing there was another way? Well, now there is. You can book and pay for your rented London bicycle using an iPhone or Android application. And up to 10 minutes in advance too. Having switched... >>

Nintendo will release 5 iPhone and Android games but not until 2017

Nintendo will release 5 iPhone and Android games but not until 2017

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After releasing better than expected financial results yesterday, Nintendo has outlined its plans to move into the smartphone game, er, game. It had previously revealed that it would look to bring some of its famous properties, including Mario, to the... >>