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Samsung Family Hub connected fridge now available in UK

Samsung Family Hub connected fridge now available in UK

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It is customary for televisions or home entertainment tech to come out tops during the CES trade show in Las Vegas at the start of each year, but in January 2016, Samsung was talk of the town for its latest fridge freezer rather than its TVs.The company... >>

Cabbage Patch Kids now have LCD eyes and an app, of course they do

Cabbage Patch Kids now have LCD eyes and an app, of course they do

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US manufacturer Wicked Cool Toys has reinvented the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls for a new generation. The originals were always creepy looking, but now they can also stare at you with moving LCD eyes.In addition, they can now be interacted with through an... >>

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II matches mirrorless muscle with pro spec and coming to the UK

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II matches mirrorless muscle with pro spec and coming to the UK

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Olympus has revealed that its flagship OM-D mirrorless camera is coming to the UK in December.The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II has a 20.4-megapixel Live MOS sensor, TruePic VIII image processing, electronic viewfinder and 3-inch Vari-angle LCD touchpanel... >>

End of an error, Nintendo Wii U canned

End of an error, Nintendo Wii U canned

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With the Nintendo Switch now announced and the Japanese gaming giant looking forward not back, it comes as no surprise that the Wii U is yesterday's news. However, it is mildly surprising to learn that the company is completely severing ties with its... >>

Wilson X Connected American Football preview: Touching down in the UK 1 January

Wilson X Connected American Football preview: Touching down in the UK 1 January

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Sports brand Wilson is bringing its Connected American Football to the UK as of 1 January 2017 and we've had a play.The company announced the smart ball in the US at the start of the current NFL season and it is now ready to expand its roll out to select... >>

This Tag Heuer Connected Android smartwatch will set you back almost $10K

This Tag Heuer Connected Android smartwatch will set you back almost $10K

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When we reviewed the Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch at the end of last year we were impressed with its abilities but highlighted its £1,100 price as a sticking point for many. Just imagine what we'd have said if we'd seen the rose gold version - the... >>

Tesla Solar Roof will power your home and look good in the process

Tesla Solar Roof will power your home and look good in the process

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Popping a solar panel on your roof is a great way to generate free, sustainable energy for your home but there's one major drawback, it is often unsightly. Some councils even frown upon them.However, Tesla's latest concept would be approved of by anyone... >>

Best geek Halloween pumpkins from around the 'net

Best geek Halloween pumpkins from around the 'net

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Halloween is upon us and you can fully expect to see a host of ghoulies, ghosties and altogether spooky shenanigans going on throughout the day. But let us not forget that scariest of darkened room dwellers, the ghastly geek. They often emerge from their... >>

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing

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Ever since we first caught a glimpse of Star Trek: Bridge Crew at E3 in June, we've been extremely excited by the communal VR game. And recently we got to spend a lot more time with it, playing in different crew member roles and trying to complete the... >>

Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer is amazing, watch it here

Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer is amazing, watch it here

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Rockstar has posted the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 and it looks absolutely stunning.Sadly, there's not much to it - just a minute of scene setting - but even that is enough to get us wanting more. Much more.You can watch it below yourself.Its... >>

Nintendo NX is called... Nintendo Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer

Nintendo NX is called... Nintendo Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer

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Nintendo has posted its preview trailer for its new console and revealed that it will be called the Nintendo Switch.Like many suggested, the new console is a tablet like device that can be placed into a docking station connected to a TV or taken out and... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 alternatives: Best super-sized smartphones that won't explode

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 alternatives: Best super-sized smartphones that won't explode

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Could things get any worse for Samsung, at least its smartphone division?Right now, you'd have to say no. Not only did it have to issue a mass recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones globally, due to some handsets catching fire or even exploding, replacement... >>

These stunning drone photos kick off 400ft Britain competition, can you do better?

These stunning drone photos kick off 400ft Britain competition, can you do better?

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VisitEngland and the Civil Aviation Authority have teamed for a photography competition to find the best aerial shots of the British countryside.Drone pilots are encouraged to take to the UK skies and grab amazing images of what makes Britain great, and... >>

Cortana will soon be better at understanding English than you

Cortana will soon be better at understanding English than you

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Microsoft claims to have made a significant breakthrough in speech recognition that could result in a artificially intelligent assistant that is better at transcribing speech than a human being.Its latest research into conversational transcription has... >>

Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar leads trio of new audio systems into wireless era

Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar leads trio of new audio systems into wireless era

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Bose is banking on Wi-Fi for its three new home cinema options, with the SoundTouch 300 soundbar leading the way.It has a small form factor, less than a metre long and just 57mm high, yet packs in a lot of speaker tech. There is the company's proprietary... >>

Sony PlayStation VR can play Xbox One games... no, really

Sony PlayStation VR can play Xbox One games... no, really

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The PlayStation VR headset was officially released yesterday, Thursday 13 October, and users are generally very positive about its talents. Not only does it give a full-on virtual reality experience that usually costs much more - with headsets like the... >>

Your next Apple Mac keyboard could look like this, with assignable keys

Your next Apple Mac keyboard could look like this, with assignable keys

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It has been rumoured for a while that Apple will be unveiling a refreshed MacBook Pro before the end of the year, which will feature an OLED strip that can be assigned tasks and keys as you see fit. However, that might not be the only device on the horizon... >>

Leaked new HTC Vive controllers take design cues from Oculus Touch

Leaked new HTC Vive controllers take design cues from Oculus Touch

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Although the HTC Vive motion controllers are decent enough already, it seems that replacements are in the pipeline.A Valve development slide and hands-on pictures of the prototype controllers have leaked online and they seem to own a lot to the forthcoming... >>

Huawei Mate 9 set to capitalise on Samsung's Note 7 woes with stunning curved screen

Huawei Mate 9 set to capitalise on Samsung's Note 7 woes with stunning curved screen

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Huawei will be unveiling its super-large screen flagship smartphone in Munich on 3 November and we now know what it looks like. And it couldn't be better timed considering the issues Samsung has had with the Note 7, leading to the Korean firm scrapping... >>

Cozmo preview: The Anki robot friend that can do so much

Cozmo preview: The Anki robot friend that can do so much

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Anki has made a name for itself with its robotic cars that combine Scalextric style real world racing with videogame challenges and augmented reality weapons.At a time when toys-to-life may have peaked and a number of businesses are looking for the next... >>

Sony PlayStation VR: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PlayStation VR: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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First announced in 2014, under the codename Project Morpheus, PlayStation VR has finally arrived, just in time to be a hit this coming Christmas and could even be the definitive device in the explosion of virtual reality.Sony's virtual reality headset... >>

Sony PlayStation VR launch line-up: Every game listed and best PSVR games revealed

Sony PlayStation VR launch line-up: Every game listed and best PSVR games revealed

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Usually, when a new gaming product launches there are only a handful of titles you can initially play. Apart from a brand new console, new platforms traditionally need to bed in properly before supporting games hit the market.Not so the Sony PlayStation... >>

Sony PlayStation VR exposed: What you get in the PSVR box and what you still need to buy

Sony PlayStation VR exposed: What you get in the PSVR box and what you still need to buy

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We've had a fair while to wait since Sony first announced the PSVR headset - originally known as Project Morpheus - but it's now finally available. The virtual reality device hit stores on Thursday 13 October and we've been playing with one in the Pocket-lint... >>

Sony PlayStation VR tips and tricks: How to solve PSVR problems and more

Sony PlayStation VR tips and tricks: How to solve PSVR problems and more

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The PSVR headset is finally upon us and we've been testing a consumer model in the last few weeks in order to bring you our in-depth Sony PlayStation VR review and features.During our play we've experienced some incredible games but also encountered... >>

Sony PlayStation VR review: Virtual reality for the masses
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Sony PlayStation VR review: Virtual reality for the masses

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We can't count the amount of times someone has said 2016 would be the "year of VR", ourselves included if we're being honest, but we're 10 months in now and it's been anything but.Unavailability, price hikes and the reliance on expensive PC equipment... >>