Archive for Rik Henderson

Massive Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus could tide you over until the Note 5 arrives

Massive Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus could tide you over until the Note 5 arrives

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Samsung is reportedly about to expand its Galaxy S6 range further, literally in fact. It is widely rumoured to be adding a larger-sized model to the family, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus. The company already has the hugely successful SGS6 and SGS6 edge flagship... >>

New PS4 models to launch at E3, one with 1TB hard drive

New PS4 models to launch at E3, one with 1TB hard drive

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Rumours are flying around that Sony will not only announce the final name of the consumer model of its Project Morpheus virtual reality headset at E3 but will also reveal two new models of the PlayStation 4. During its press conference on 15 June the... >>

Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer shows that the E3 2015 Xbox media event will be the place to be

Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer shows that the E3 2015 Xbox media event will be the place to be

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Microsoft couldn't have believed its luck when Sony announced a delay to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. The PS4 homegrown exclusive was to come out at the end of 2015, to go head-to-head with similar action-adventure title Rise of the Tomb Raider, but now... >>

GoPro Hero+ LCD finally adds a rear touchscreen to the entry level action cam

GoPro Hero+ LCD finally adds a rear touchscreen to the entry level action cam

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GoPro is finally adding a touchscreen rear LCD screen to a camera at an entry price point. The GoPro Hero+ LCD costs $299.99 (around £196) in the States yet has a touch-enabled display and even features in-camera video trimming capabilities for the... >>

Windows 10 coming 29 July, get it free

Windows 10 coming 29 July, get it free

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After months of rumour and speculation, Microsoft has announced the release date for its universal operating system, Windows 10. PC and tablets owners currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free... >>

Asus ZenWatch 2 is the Apple Watch of Android Wear

Asus ZenWatch 2 is the Apple Watch of Android Wear

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Asus has announced an update to its smartwatch range in a press event prior to the opening of Computex 2015 in Taiwan. The Asus ZenWatch 2 is an Android Wear device, like the original, but now comes in two different sizes - one with a 22mm strap and... >>

E3 2015: Here’s what to expect from the massive games show in June

E3 2015: Here’s what to expect from the massive games show in June

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The western world's biggest videogames convention E3 is rapidly approaching, with the first press conferences to be held on Sunday 14 June, so we don't have too long to find out how the games scene is going to shape up for the build up to Christmas and... >>

Now you can change your Roku UI with new themes available, including Star Trek

Now you can change your Roku UI with new themes available, including Star Trek

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Roku has introduced themes for users to install on their media streamers that include favourite shows and movies, such as Star Trek and The Big Lebowski. Although you could change the colour of the homescreen from the traditional purple in the past, you... >>

The Witcher 3 has an amazing Doctor Who Easter egg, see it here

The Witcher 3 has an amazing Doctor Who Easter egg, see it here

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If, like us, you've been playing your way through The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt since its release a couple of weeks ago you will have noticed that there are plenty of Easter eggs and in-jokes to be found. We've already heard the phrase "get the gimp, the gimp's... >>

Android M is Android Milkshake: Sneaky clue spotted at Google I/O

Android M is Android Milkshake: Sneaky clue spotted at Google I/O

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There has been a lot of talk about what the next Android will be called and, specifically, what type of sweet or desert it will adopt as its popular name. However, it seems that it will be neither. It will be a drink this year. Android M, as it is called... >>

New version of Google Cardboard coming, will also work with iPhone

New version of Google Cardboard coming, will also work with iPhone

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Google has announced a new version of its cheap and cheerful virtual reality viewer, Google Cardboard, that not only fits screen sizes up to 6-inches, but will also work with iOS. The new Google Cardboard is similar to last year's model in look. It is... >>

Brillo confirmed: Google's ecosystem to make the Internet of Things work

Brillo confirmed: Google's ecosystem to make the Internet of Things work

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Google has announced its Project Brillo program that it hopes will become the underlying ecosystem that makes the Internet of Things possible. Speaking during the Google I/O developers conference, Sundar Pichai, the company's senior vice president of... >>

FIFA 16 introduces women's football for the very first time

FIFA 16 introduces women's football for the very first time

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Football's governing body might be in turmoil right now, but Electronic Arts has released some details about its forthcoming FIFA 16 that reminds us that there is more to the sport than money laundering, fraud and indictments. The latest FIFA game will... >>

Batman: Arkham Knight preview: Taking the Batmobile for a spin

Batman: Arkham Knight preview: Taking the Batmobile for a spin

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Batman: Arkham Knight has been a real labour of love for developer Rocksteady, which started work on the project four years ago, as soon as it finished Arkham City. And from our play time with the latest, almost complete build of the game, you can see... >>

They've only gone and built a life-sized Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile

They've only gone and built a life-sized Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile

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Warner's Batman: Arkham Knight will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC from 23 June and to celebrate the addition of the Batmobile to the incredibly successful franchise, the company has build a life-sized replica of the vehicle in the game. It is... >>

New official Xbox One controller expected for E3 2015

New official Xbox One controller expected for E3 2015

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Microsoft is set to unveil a new version of the Xbox One controller at next month's E3 videogames conference in LA, maybe even sooner. An update to its support page on Xbox.com shows a controller diagram with a new 3.5mm headphone jack at the base of... >>

Lenovo takes on Apple TV and Google Chromecast with its own Cast streamer

Lenovo takes on Apple TV and Google Chromecast with its own Cast streamer

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Lenovo has announced its first media streamer to take on the likes of Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and the Google Chromecast. And it is the latter rival device that will perhaps draw the biggest comparison, not because the Lenovo Cast is a dongle that hides... >>

Star Wars Battle Pod is coming to a home near you, yours for just £24K

Star Wars Battle Pod is coming to a home near you, yours for just £24K

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Star Wars Battlefront isn't the only movie tie-in game coming to homes soon. Nor is it the only game with "battle" in the title. That's because Bandai Namco is bringing a home version of its huge arcade hit, Star Wars Battle Pod, to the UK, US and Japan... >>

Splatoon review: Ink-redible multiplayer for just a few squids
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Splatoon review: Ink-redible multiplayer for just a few squids

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It is with great pleasure that we no longer talk about the Wii U as Nintendo's big mistake. Instead, it is now firmly ensconced as everybody's favourite second console, even some gamers' first. And titles like Splatoon are prime examples as to why. Conversations... >>

Sonos makes it easier and cheaper to get connected music in your home with a 2 Room Starter Set

Sonos makes it easier and cheaper to get connected music in your home with a 2 Room Starter Set

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Although it faces competition from numerous rivals, including Samsung and LG, the Sonos wireless music system is perhaps the best known in the field. That's undoubtedly because it was one of the first systems on the market, that uses your home network... >>

Forget Beats, these Pioneer headphones are a £1,700 fashion statement of intent

Forget Beats, these Pioneer headphones are a £1,700 fashion statement of intent

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Beats might well be the headphone brand of choice when it comes to making a fashion statement, but the Pioneer SE-Master1 will make that statement louder and more pronounced. Not only are the flagship headphones handmade and offer super high-end acoustic... >>

Crikey! More than half UK homes now own a tablet

Crikey! More than half UK homes now own a tablet

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An Ofcom report has been published that shows tablet use in the UK has risen dramatically in the last few years, with over half of households in the country owning at least one device. The UK's independent communications regulator claims that 54 per cent... >>

Android M is just the tip of the iceberg, expect major annual Android updates from now on

Android M is just the tip of the iceberg, expect major annual Android updates from now on

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Google I/O, the company's annual developers conference kicks off with a keynote address tomorrow - in the evening in the UK, morning locally in the US - and that means there will be plenty of things announced or talked about that will interest far more... >>

Until Dawn will have PS4 owners bricking it from 25 August

Until Dawn will have PS4 owners bricking it from 25 August

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Sony has revealed the release date of its upcoming PS4 exclusive horror title Until Dawn and it's not really what you'd expect. Instead of aim for a Halloween launch, like many other horror games over the years, the interactive slasher tale will be in... >>

How will Qualcomm technologies improve Daimler, Mercedes and other connected cars in the future?

How will Qualcomm technologies improve Daimler, Mercedes and other connected cars in the future?

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As a partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team, Qualcomm works closely with them to help ensure their cars are amongst the most connected in the sport. The team has dominated F1 this year and communication technologies are key to that success.... >>