Archive for Rik Henderson

What does the Tory 2015 win mean for tech? 6 policies that could make a difference

What does the Tory 2015 win mean for tech? 6 policies that could make a difference

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The 2015 general election is now over and the Conservative Party has won a majority of seats. It will therefore be in power for the next five years, with Prime Minister David Cameron continuing in that role. This might have come as a surprise to many,... >>

If you need further proof as to why Splatoon on Wii U will be awesome, check these out

If you need further proof as to why Splatoon on Wii U will be awesome, check these out

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When we played several of the key game modes in Nintendo's forthcoming multiplayer shooter Splatoon in March, we said that the Japanese gaming giant had come up with a sure fire hit. Even as the day was winding up, we didn't want to leave the third-person... >>

Xbox One owners to get TV DVR recording and other features in coming months

Xbox One owners to get TV DVR recording and other features in coming months

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Although Microsoft released a digital TV add-on for European Xbox One owners at the end of last year, and already offered OneGuide and other systems to feed and control Virgin Media and Sky TV services fed through the device, it has been unable to offer... >>

This is the best Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer: Done in 'Super' SNES game style

This is the best Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer: Done in 'Super' SNES game style

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If you are like us you will no doubt already have seen the latest Star Wars 7 trailer more than 20 times. Indeed, you might even have broken the 50 mark considering that it's been broadcast and embedded constantly since its release last month. But regardless... >>

Nerd alert: It’s Windows 10 because 7 8 9

Nerd alert: It’s Windows 10 because 7 8 9

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During its Build 2015 developers conference in San Francisco, Microsoft revealed what happened to Windows 9, but it's taken until now for most of us to realise. Also, you might not be that satisfied with the answer. When the company first announced Windows... >>

Election 2015: Still unsure on who to vote for? Here are 5 websites to help

Election 2015: Still unsure on who to vote for? Here are 5 websites to help

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It is 7 May and therefore the long, drawn out process to vote on the next government for the UK is underway. Unless you previously voted by post, you have until 10pm (in most places) tonight to have your say in which person in your constituency you would... >>

Play Jet Set Willy, Manic Miner and other Speccy games the right way, with the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum

Play Jet Set Willy, Manic Miner and other Speccy games the right way, with the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum

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The Bluetooth recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum, currently available for pre-order and coming soon, will be packaged with a stack of games on its release, including a trio of classics that will be exclusive to the platform. Matthew Smith's Manic Miner and... >>

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

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Oculus has announced that the long-awaited consumer model of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be available to buy from early next year. There's no exact date, but even that window is better than we've had before as, while there have been confirmations... >>

Indiana Jones 5 confirmed: Indiana Jones and the Stairlift of Fear, anybody?

Indiana Jones 5 confirmed: Indiana Jones and the Stairlift of Fear, anybody?

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Not content with one Lucasfilm exclusive, having published a stack of photos taken on the set of the new Star Wars film, Vanity Fair has followed it up with news that there will be another Indiana Jones sequel. While talking about The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm... >>

This is the most popular Samsung Galaxy S6 edge you will struggle to buy

This is the most popular Samsung Galaxy S6 edge you will struggle to buy

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Samsung has revealed that such is the popularity of the gold platinum editions of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge that they are almost sold out across the UK. One in four owners chose that colour scheme over the others. Gone are the days where black and white... >>

You've heard of Apple Watch app developers, right? How about strap developers?

You've heard of Apple Watch app developers, right? How about strap developers?

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While it might be obvious that Apple is courting third-party app developers to provide applications for its new wearable gadget, the Apple Watch, it is perhaps less so that it has also published guidelines on its dedicated development website for manufacturers... >>

Want to play Android apps on your home phone? BT adds Google Play to its landline handset

Want to play Android apps on your home phone? BT adds Google Play to its landline handset

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BT has announced a second generation of its Android-based home phone that adds Google Play so you can download apps and play them in the house, much like you would do on a mobile device. The BT Home SmartPhone S II offers almost the same Android experience... >>

Apple TV remote to have radical redesign, mini touchpad tipped for WWDC unveiling

Apple TV remote to have radical redesign, mini touchpad tipped for WWDC unveiling

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With Apple's WWDC developers conference the next big thing on the company's agenda, rumours of what will be announced there are ramping up. Apple itself has already stated that we'll find out more on the future of iOS - more than likely iOS 9 - and its... >>

How old do I look? Microsoft's How-old.net will guess your age

How old do I look? Microsoft's How-old.net will guess your age

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During its Build 2015 developers conference, Microsoft revealed a simple website that uses the company's face recognition APIs to give an illustration of what is possible with its facial recognition technology. However, we thoroughly advise giving it... >>

This is Microsoft HoloLens: Hands-on with the future of computing

This is Microsoft HoloLens: Hands-on with the future of computing

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Ever since Microsoft first unveiled its own augmented reality headset - or holographic device, as it likes to call it - we've wanted to have a go. It's quite unlike anything we've seen or used before, so getting that first hands-on experience with HoloLens... >>

Xbox One to get 'thousands' of apps when Windows 10 arrives

Xbox One to get 'thousands' of apps when Windows 10 arrives

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Like all Microsoft devices, Xbox One will eventually be based on a Windows 10 architecture, not only bringing in line with Windows smartphones, tablets, PCs and Microsoft's own HoloLens augmented reality headset, but also giving console owners something... >>

This is how good Final Fantasy will look in the future thanks to DirectX 12 (gallery)

This is how good Final Fantasy will look in the future thanks to DirectX 12 (gallery)

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As part of Microsoft's second keynote at this year's Build developers conference, the company showed a live demo created by Final Fantasy developer Square Enix which illustrated the graphical prowess of DirectX 12. And if this is the future for the Japanese... >>

What is Windows Hello and why does it mean you need never remember a password again?

What is Windows Hello and why does it mean you need never remember a password again?

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You only need to visit or watch the live feed of some of the seminars or keynotes at this year's Microsoft Build developers conference to realise that Windows 10 is a massive leap forward for the company. Not only will it work across and drive multiple... >>

5 reasons why HoloLens could put Oculus Rift, Vive and Google Glass in the shade

5 reasons why HoloLens could put Oculus Rift, Vive and Google Glass in the shade

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Although it was previously unveiled earlier this year, HoloLens' appearance at Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco revealed so much more about the headset. It also left us with the feeling that we have definitely seen something new,... >>

Windows Phone just became a serious competitor: Developers can now easily port Android and iOS apps

Windows Phone just became a serious competitor: Developers can now easily port Android and iOS apps

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One of the issues associated with Windows Phone currently is soon to be no more. Microsoft has added easy code porting of Android and iOS apps to the Windows 10 platform, giving developers no excuse not to push their applications to Windows smartphones... >>

Windows 10 will be bigger than Android, OS X and iOS, says Microsoft

Windows 10 will be bigger than Android, OS X and iOS, says Microsoft

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During its Build 2015 developers conference opening keynote in San Francisco, Microsoft revealed that it is predicting that there will be one billion devices worldwide running its new Windows 10 platform. That includes laptops, desktop PCs, Windows phones,... >>

3D at home is dead, Sky kills channels in favour of on demand only

3D at home is dead, Sky kills channels in favour of on demand only

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Sky has put what could be seen as the final nail in the coffin of home 3D entertainment by shutting its dedicated channels in favour of on demand content only. From June, Sky HD customers will only be able to watch 3D movies and documentaries, including... >>

Noooooo! Del Toro, Konami and The Walking Dead's Norman Reemus confirm death of Silent Hills

Noooooo! Del Toro, Konami and The Walking Dead's Norman Reemus confirm death of Silent Hills

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It could have been the greatest survival horror game of all time, but Silent Hills is no more. The brainchild of developer Hideo Kojima and movie director Guillermo del Toro, which was to star Norman Reedus from TV's The Walking Dead, has officially been... >>

Is TalkTalk’s £12 a month unlimited everything SIM too good to be true?

Is TalkTalk’s £12 a month unlimited everything SIM too good to be true?

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TalkTalk has launched what seems to be an unbelievable offer for a 3G SIM. For just £12 a month - and on a rolling 30-day contract to boot - you get unlimited talktime, texts and 3G data, a deal that the company claims is the cheapest on the market.... >>

Amazing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer shows the series continuing down the future soldier path

Amazing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer shows the series continuing down the future soldier path

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Like Christmas itself, you can rely on a Call of Duty game to come at the end of each year and this year's development duties are being handled by Treyarch. That means it is to be a continuation of the Black Ops series started in 2010, although from the... >>