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You'll finally be able to buy a blast-free, safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from 28 October

You'll finally be able to buy a blast-free, safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from 28 October

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Samsung will finally, officially sell the Galaxy Note 7 in the UK and Europe from 28 October, as long as safe shipments have arrived and all replacement devices have been issued by then. The company confirmed the new on-sale date in a press release sent... >>

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

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When we last met AC Worldwide, we saw a couple of superb, Star Wars-licensed Bluetooth speakers in the shape of a Stormtrooper helmet and C-3PO's head respectively. We were also told at the time that they would soon be joined by Darth Vader and Master... >>

BBC iPlayer will require BBC iD registration and account from early 2017

BBC iPlayer will require BBC iD registration and account from early 2017

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The BBC has confirmed that users of BBC iPlayer will be required to log into the service using their BBC iD accounts from early 2017. For many years, the service has been completely open and free-to-use and while the latter will continue - save for a... >>

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

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We've been fans of Plex for years, the way it organises our media files, fetches metadata and basically sets up our home streaming network to be as comprehensive, yet graphically rich and simple to use as Netflix or Amazon Video. However, unless you have... >>

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

New Roku box line-up official, starts at $30 and embraces 4K HDR

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Roku has officially confirmed that it is replacing all the set-to-boxes in its line-up with all-new devices. As rumoured over the last couple of weeks, there are five new Roku boxes, which start at just $29.99 for an entry-level device, going up to £129.99... >>

Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here
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Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here

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Our first dalliances with virtual reality (VR) were with Virtuality, a system created by W. Industries back in the early 90s, and it blew our minds at the time.The graphics were basic and blurry, the headsets cumbersome and heavy, and a session with a... >>

Apple working on Amazon Echo-like device to control your home through Siri

Apple working on Amazon Echo-like device to control your home through Siri

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Apple reportedly has plans to make its own voice controlled speaker or device, much like Amazon Echo, in order to control your smarthome kit through Siri voice control. It has allegedly been working on the project for more than two years, which explains... >>

New Apple TV surfaces in FCC filing, has Bluetooth and, er, NFC?

New Apple TV surfaces in FCC filing, has Bluetooth and, er, NFC?

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When the latest Apple TV was unveiled a year ago it raised a few eyebrows. That's because, excellent streaming box that it is, it didn't have support for 4K video. It seemed short sighted at the time, becoming even more so as rivals released their own... >>

Samsung ordered to X-ray every Galaxy Note 7 battery as replacements continue

Samsung ordered to X-ray every Galaxy Note 7 battery as replacements continue

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Samsung has been ordered by a regulator in its homeland to perform X-ray scans of every battery in every Samsung Galaxy Note 7 before they can be sold or used in a replacement. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Korean Agency for Technology and... >>

These are the new Roku boxes with 4K HDR, specs and pics revealed

These are the new Roku boxes with 4K HDR, specs and pics revealed

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At the end of August, we revealed that Roku will be replacing its entire streaming box line-up with as many as five new devices. We believe they will be launched in the next few weeks, in the States at least, and will add 4K HDR streaming to at least... >>

BBC looks to the future of television with Holographic TV prototype

BBC looks to the future of television with Holographic TV prototype

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The BBC has often been at the forefront of new broadcast technologies, trialling 3D, virtual reality and 4K programming long before many others. All three have either made it into the public sphere or are on the immediate horizon - and one has even been... >>

If you thought clamshell phones were dead, take a look at this Samsung SM-W2017 Android monster

If you thought clamshell phones were dead, take a look at this Samsung SM-W2017 Android monster

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It's been a long time since we last owned a clamshell phone, most likely a Motorola Razr of some description, but Samsung is merrily cracking on with the form factor. And it must be said that its latest, the Samsung SM-W2017 is a rather tasty little... >>

CoWatch smartwatch is the Amazon Echo for your wrist

CoWatch smartwatch is the Amazon Echo for your wrist

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We're only just about to get Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot in the UK for the first time, with the Echo coming on 28 September and the smaller Dot arriving a month later, but US customers have had access to Alexa-enabled devices for more than a year.That's... >>

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath

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The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset went on sale in UK stores yesterday, and with it came pricing details for the long-awaited Oculus Touch controllers that are to be made available before Christmas. Pocket-lint has had the pleasure of using the... >>

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 are the BTTF trainers with powerlaces you can actually own

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 are the BTTF trainers with powerlaces you can actually own

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After teasing them back in May, Nike is now ready to put its first mass consumer-ready powerlaced trainers on sale. Like the boots Marty wore in Back to the Future II, the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 sneakers have self-powered laces that tighten around your feet... >>

You can fit more than 26,000 RAW files on this one 1TB SanDisk SD card

You can fit more than 26,000 RAW files on this one 1TB SanDisk SD card

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In this time of rising megapixel counts and 4K video, storage is also rising to keep up. And company's like Western Digital, which owns SanDisk, is having to rip up the rulebooks when it comes to SD card capacities. During Photokina this week it unveiled... >>

Oculus Rift now available in UK stores, get a demo in John Lewis and other shops

Oculus Rift now available in UK stores, get a demo in John Lewis and other shops

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Although UK customers have been able to order the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset from the company's US website, the device is now officially available to buy from several UK stores today, 20 September. John Lewis, Curry's PC World, Game and Harrods... >>

Amazing Google Pixel and Pixel XL hands-on photos leak, looking tasty

Amazing Google Pixel and Pixel XL hands-on photos leak, looking tasty

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Google Pixel rumours and leaks are coming thick and fast at the moment. No sooner had we seen reported price details and official confirmation of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL launch event, we now have a great idea of what they look like in the... >>

Long awaited Sony A99 II now official, 4K video and 42.4MP sensor

Long awaited Sony A99 II now official, 4K video and 42.4MP sensor

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Sony has finally announced a successor to the A99, more than three years since it released the flagship DSLR.The Sony A99 II is a powerhouse of an SLR, with a 42.4-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, hybrid phase detection autofocus system... >>

What time is the GoPro Karma drone and Hero 5 launch and how can I watch it online?

What time is the GoPro Karma drone and Hero 5 launch and how can I watch it online?

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After many rumours and a long wait, GoPro is finally ready to unleash its first camera-ready drone at a dedicated event near Lake Tahoe in the States. There have been several videos released showing what the GoPro Karma is capable of, but we'll see more... >>

Wow, you can get an Amazon Fire TV Stick for under £10 if you’re very quick

Wow, you can get an Amazon Fire TV Stick for under £10 if you’re very quick

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We now know that The Grand Tour, the long awaited TV show starring former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, will be available to Amazon Prime members from Friday 18 November. It will then run for the following 11 weeks,... >>

New TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

New TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

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There are some cracking shows coming our way on streaming services soon and through 2017. Star Trek is returning to the small screen and Westworld is imminent, with the TV adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel. However, they're not the only big shows... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 going back on sale from 28 September

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 going back on sale from 28 September

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One of the worst periods in Samsung's history is almost at an end with reports suggesting that the company has isolated the problem which made some Note 7 smartphones explode. It is almost ready to put the phone back on the market, with suspected faulty... >>

FIFA 17 demo out now, download links for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC right here

FIFA 17 demo out now, download links for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC right here

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Electronic Arts has released a mighty demo for FIFA 17, two weeks before the final game's official release. It's available across all formats - Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC - and you can start the download process by clicking on the individual... >>

PS4 HDR update arrives, download firmware 4.0 right now

PS4 HDR update arrives, download firmware 4.0 right now

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Sony has pushed out its latest software for the PlayStation 4 so you should find it waiting for you, either to download or already installed if you have updates set to do so automatically.PlayStation system software 4.0 adds a few new features, including... >>