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PS4 Pro ditches 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player for cost and one other reason...

PS4 Pro ditches 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player for cost and one other reason...

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There's little doubt that the PS4 Pro, announced on Wednesday, is a spectacular 4K gaming powerhouse, but we were shocked to learn that it doesn't feature a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player for disc playback.Considering the Xbox One S, which hit stores in August,... >>

£90 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet gets supercharged to the max

£90 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet gets supercharged to the max

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Amazon has announced a new version of its 8-inch high definition tablet that not only comes with better battery life and more RAM, it's just £89.99. The Amazon Fire HD 8 has an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display, quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM and... >>

BBC iPlayer adds Live Restart to mobile and tablet apps, other huge changes coming soon

BBC iPlayer adds Live Restart to mobile and tablet apps, other huge changes coming soon

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The BBC will shortly roll out Live Restart to its BBC iPlayer mobile and tablet applications, bringing them in line with the TV and set-top-box versions. Live Restart was introduced as a connected TV feature in August last year. It allows you to start... >>

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accidentally confirmed... by Apple

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accidentally confirmed... by Apple

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Apple will officially unveil its new handsets in a special media event today and while we've long suspected that they will be the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus we've never had official confirmation. Now we have, because Apple itself accidentally leaked the... >>

What time is the PlayStation 4 Neo and PS4 Slim launch and can I watch it online?

What time is the PlayStation 4 Neo and PS4 Slim launch and can I watch it online?

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Sony is hosting a dedicated press event in New York today, Wednesday, 7 September, where it is expected to refresh its PlayStation 4 console line-up with two newly announced machines.The company will also likely talk more about the imminent PlayStation... >>

EE starts Cat 9 rollout, achieves 360Mbps download speeds on an HTC 10

EE starts Cat 9 rollout, achieves 360Mbps download speeds on an HTC 10

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EE has announced its intention to roll out network compatibility for Cat 9 devices to cities in the UK this year, with the first venue to get the service being the EE-sponsored Wembley Stadium in London. The company has promised that central London,... >>

New Huawei-made Nexus 7 should hit before end of 2016

New Huawei-made Nexus 7 should hit before end of 2016

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After a few years off, it seems that Google has plans to bring back the Nexus 7 tablet. A Huawei-made 7-inch device is reportedly set for release before the end of 2016. The original Nexus 7 really shook up the tablet market on its release in 2012, while... >>

Garmin Forerunner 35: Compact and connected sports watch

Garmin Forerunner 35: Compact and connected sports watch

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The Garmin Forerunner 35 is a GPS-enabled running watch that comes with wrist-based heart rate monitoring and can be used as a general activity tracking device. Thanks to the built-in GPS, it can track how far, fast and where you are running, while... >>

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player not likely to appear until 2017

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player not likely to appear until 2017

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Sony showed of a prototype version of its first dedicated 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray during the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin last week, but while rivals have machines already on shelves, it might not appear until 2017. The deck shown doesn't... >>

IFA 2016: All the announcements that matter

IFA 2016: All the announcements that matter

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Consumer electronics trade show IFA takes place in Berlin at the beginning of September every year.It's been the platform for some major launches over the last couple of years from the first few generations of Samsung Galaxy Note devices to some of Sony's... >>

Google ditches Project Ara, modular phone indefinitely shelved

Google ditches Project Ara, modular phone indefinitely shelved

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Google has reportedly suspended all plans to launch a modular smartphone. The interchangeable phone concept has been shelved in order to streamline the company's hardware strategy, it is claimed. The software giant has been expected to ship development... >>

Super Mario Maker coming to Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon Sun and Moon 2DS consoles announced too

Super Mario Maker coming to Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon Sun and Moon 2DS consoles announced too

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Nintendo has announced that it will be bringing a version of hit Wii U game Super Mario Maker to the Nintendo 3DS.It will be a similar kind of affair, giving you the ability to create your own 2D platforming levels using characters, enemies and objects... >>

Sony FDR-X3000R action cam offers OIS across all modes, including 4K and slow-mo

Sony FDR-X3000R action cam offers OIS across all modes, including 4K and slow-mo

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Sony announced a top-of-the-range compact action camera during its IFA 2016 press conference and it is sure to become a favourite for serious extreme sports enthusiasts. Not only is the Sony FDR-X3000R capable of shooting 4K and high-speed recordings... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones go Wireless, perfect match for iPhone 7?

Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones go Wireless, perfect match for iPhone 7?

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After having great success with the wireless version of its P5 over-ear headphones Bowers & Wilkins has adopted the same Bluetooth technology for its high-end, top-of-the-range P7 pair too.The Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones uses aptX Bluetooth... >>

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung has finally lifted the lid on its 2016 smartwatch models and there's two devices, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Samsung Gear S3 Classic.The Samsung Gear S2 will continue in the line-up, but the new watches have all-new features and interesting... >>

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 takes on GoPro Hero4 Black with 4K thrills of its own

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 takes on GoPro Hero4 Black with 4K thrills of its own

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Garmin has announced a 4K Ultra HD action camera that includes GPS, voice control and a colour LCD touchscreen for easy control. The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 can shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second or, if you need extreme slow motion footage, 720p at 240fps.... >>

LG V20 will be world's first phone with Google In Apps, confirms second screen

LG V20 will be world's first phone with Google In Apps, confirms second screen

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Ahead of a full debut at IFA 2016 in Berlin, LG has been drip feeding details about its forthcoming new smartphone, almost on a daily basis. The latest feature it is shouting from the rooftops about is Google In Apps. Coming as part of Android 7.0 Nougat,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 to have dual camera like the iPhone 7 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 to have dual camera like the iPhone 7 Plus

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With Apple's iPhone 7 launch scheduled for next week, not only is it an exciting time to be an Apple fanboy, but there's plenty for those who prefer Android to mull over too. Android fans will undoubtedly be keeping a beady eye on proceedings to see if... >>

Google Cast now hardbaked into Chrome

Google Cast now hardbaked into Chrome

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After two years of beta testing, Google has baked its Cast functionality directly into Chrome. For the last couple of years, you could mirror content in a Chrome browser to a compatible device using a Chrome Extension, but the feature is now part of... >>

Roku overhaul will see five new streaming boxes released, include 4K and HDR

Roku overhaul will see five new streaming boxes released, include 4K and HDR

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Roku will reportedly enforce its biggest line-up overhaul in many years, replacing all of its current streaming devices with all-new boxes, many of them offering 4K video. Two leaks have revealed Roku's plans. Documents filed with the Federal Communications... >>

Huge Apple Mac range refresh tipped for October

Huge Apple Mac range refresh tipped for October

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Apple has been tipped to replace the MacBook Pro for a while, but it is alleged that the majority of the Mac line-up, save for the current MacBook, is soon to be refreshed. Bloomberg reports that a Mac hardware refresh will include new models for iMac... >>

Osmo Coding review: Educational iPad game makes programming fun
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Osmo Coding review: Educational iPad game makes programming fun

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When you think of coding for kids, your mind probably envisions them learning some elaborate coding language in an experience akin to your French verbal exam when you were at school. But coding for kids comes in all shapes and sizes and doesn't have to... >>

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

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When we first played an early build of FIFA 17 during E3 in June we were a little worried about the gameplay. It came after a decent session with the new Pro Evolution Soccer and left us in no doubt that PES 2017 plays the better game of football. Thankfully... >>

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

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When Resident Evil 7 was announced during June's E3 it was very much shown as a poster boy for PlayStation VR. We even got to try the demo level using Sony's forthcoming headset during the trade show - much to our underwear's dismay. However, we did have... >>

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, Mafia III and more

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, Mafia III and more

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Last week, the games industry met en masse in Cologne for the biggest European videogames show, Gamescom. And that meant there were plenty of new games trailers released online that you wouldn't have seen before. All of the biggest games for the rest... >>