Archive for Rik Henderson

Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years

Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years

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One of the things often associated with modern virtual reality headsets and the experiences they provide is the Star Trek Holodeck; the fictional room on board the Starship Enterprise that retains its dimensions yet gives a totally different virtual experience... >>

Is this the modular LG G5 expected at MWC 2016?

Is this the modular LG G5 expected at MWC 2016?

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A couple of days ago, LG sent out invites to a "Play Begins" event planned for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 21 February. It has also since confirmed that it will be launching a "major smartphone", expected to be the LG G5. Today, renders have... >>

Robot Wars returning to the BBC after 12-year absence

Robot Wars returning to the BBC after 12-year absence

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Robot Wars, the competitive TV show about battling bots, is returning to UK screens with a new series and new, improved remote-controlled metallic monsters of mayhem. The BBC has confirmed that it has commissioned one of the original production companies... >>

Massive leak suggests Windows 10 Microsoft Lumia 750 is heading to MWC 2016, maybe a Lumia 850

Massive leak suggests Windows 10 Microsoft Lumia 750 is heading to MWC 2016, maybe a Lumia 850

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An official certification leak in China suggests that this year's Mobile World Congress in February could be big for Microsoft. It suggests a new phone is on its way from the corporation and it is likely to sit in the higher mid-range. Common thought... >>

All Virgin Media TiVo customers now have free access to Vevo music videos

All Virgin Media TiVo customers now have free access to Vevo music videos

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Virgin Media has added the Vevo music video streaming service to all TiVo boxes. That means subscribers to its TiVo television service can now access any of the 250,000 plus music videos available on the online platform. The app also enables those with... >>

GTA 5 might finally be getting single-player DLC

GTA 5 might finally be getting single-player DLC

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After an extraordinarily long wait Grand Theft Auto 5 might be finally getting new storyline missions and single-player downloadable content. The actor behind lead character Franklin, Shawn Fonteno, posted an image on Instagram yesterday of himself in... >>

All Samsung smartwatches in future could be iPhone compatible, Gear S2 just the beginning

All Samsung smartwatches in future could be iPhone compatible, Gear S2 just the beginning

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During its CES 2016 press conference, Samsung announced that it will be bringing iOS compatibility to its Gear S2 smartwatch. What's more, during the show it also confirmed to Pocket-lint that that the firmware update and, presumably, dedicated iPhone... >>

Could Alton Towers' physical and VR Galactica rollercoaster be the scariest ride ever?

Could Alton Towers' physical and VR Galactica rollercoaster be the scariest ride ever?

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British theme park Alton Towers has unveiled a ride that combines virtual reality and a real-life rollercoaster that has potential to be one of the scariest attractions yet. Galactica launches at the site in Staffordshire this coming April. Riders lie... >>

Feel like a teenager again with the DJ-centric LG Loudr CM9960

Feel like a teenager again with the DJ-centric LG Loudr CM9960

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As you travelled around the massive LG stand at CES 2016 there was one area you wouldn't want to have a meeting on. The company had effectively turned it into a club by demonstrating the latest entries in the loud, DJ-centric Loudr series of audio products... >>

Monster Bentley 24K wireless headphones: The best headphones you'll never buy

Monster Bentley 24K wireless headphones: The best headphones you'll never buy

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As part of its CES show booth, Monster displayed a specially-commissioned bespoke version of a Bentley Continental GT V8 S. Designed by Mulliner in Monster specific colours and featuring a 16 speaker sound system, the car delighted show visitors lucky... >>

Virtual reality is one step closer to Total Recall, it builds genuine memories says Oculus

Virtual reality is one step closer to Total Recall, it builds genuine memories says Oculus

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During a chat with Max Cohen, vice president of mobile at Oculus, at CES in Las Vegas last week he told us something that made us finally realise why we think that virtual reality will be a huge success. To date, we've played many games and experienced... >>

HTC Vive pre-orders open 29 February, will it beat the Rift for price?

HTC Vive pre-orders open 29 February, will it beat the Rift for price?

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HTC will open pre-orders for its Vive virtual reality headset on 29 February. Cher Wang, chief executive of HTC, told the Telegraph during an interview that the company will start to take orders on the leap year day, but has so far kept shtum over its... >>

Oculus to offer more affordable headsets than Rift with future Gear VR models

Oculus to offer more affordable headsets than Rift with future Gear VR models

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Oculus will continue to develop affordable VR headsets like the Gear VR going forward as it believes that there are two different types of consumer interested in the future of the technology. The final release model of the Samsung Gear VR went on sale... >>

Is there anything better than being put into Fallout 4 by Intel?

Is there anything better than being put into Fallout 4 by Intel?

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While wandering the massive halls of the CES trade show in Las Vegas each year, we often find some weird and wonderful tech demos or gadgets. However, with our ongoing love of Fallout 4 there was only one thing at this year's show that stole our award... >>

Best smarthome and IoT gadgets of CES 2016: Samsung, LG and more

Best smarthome and IoT gadgets of CES 2016: Samsung, LG and more

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Alongside televisions, cameras and thousands of other gadgety wonderments, smarthome devices have very much become a significant part of the CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas. There are plenty of home sensors and connected appliances on show at... >>

LG Hom-bot Turbo+ robot vacuum puts the fun into cleaning, here's why

LG Hom-bot Turbo+ robot vacuum puts the fun into cleaning, here's why

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Robot vacuum cleaners have been around for many years now and have had varying levels of success, when it comes to autonomously cleaning floors. Few though have also offered as much fun for the owner as the LG Hom-bot Turbo+, because its augmented reality... >>

Samsung HW-K950 soundbar gives you wireless Dolby Atmos from the box, we have a listen

Samsung HW-K950 soundbar gives you wireless Dolby Atmos from the box, we have a listen

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We've been harking on about Dolby Atmos and extra height channels in a surround sound setup for a while now, but you've really only been able to replicate the more immersive experience at home for yourself if you had a supported AV receiver. Samsung's... >>

Hisense 43H7C preview: 4K HDR TV thrills for less than $400

Hisense 43H7C preview: 4K HDR TV thrills for less than $400

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There's no doubt that we are in the midst of a technological revolution when it comes to televisions. Not only is 4K finally coming of age, but HDR (High Dynamic Range) video takes video presentation to an all-new level. Sadly, if you've already bought... >>

LG Signature Refrigerator: Who thought 2016 would be the year of the fridge?

LG Signature Refrigerator: Who thought 2016 would be the year of the fridge?

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Before CES started we were of the opinion that CES 2016 would be dominated by 4K TVs and Blu-ray players. But while there were plenty of excellent sets on show, two of the products that also had tongues wagging like an over-excited dog's tail were actually... >>

Monster Elements Bluetooth Headphones: Wireless over-ears with aptX for high-res

Monster Elements Bluetooth Headphones: Wireless over-ears with aptX for high-res

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Monster has taken its 24K heaphones style and adapted it for a new line-up of wireless over-ear cans that can playback high-res audio without a drop in quality. The Monster Elements Bluetooth Headphones come in several colours: rose gold, gold, platinum,... >>

Monster Superstar HotShot: The lightest, most portable Bluetooth speaker around

Monster Superstar HotShot: The lightest, most portable Bluetooth speaker around

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Having tried several portable Bluetooth speakers in the past, specifically to give us tunes on the move when at festivals, we can see exactly why there is a market for them. The only issue, especially for those who are travelling light and by foot, is... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Transporter Refueled, Sherlock...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Transporter Refueled, Sherlock...

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Another week and another delicious collection of movies and TV shows awaits you on streaming services. Thanks to the rapidly expanding line-up of video content to stream through services, apps and channels, you need never be bored again. And Pocket-lint... >>

LG Gram 15 preview: When is a MacBook not a MacBook?

LG Gram 15 preview: When is a MacBook not a MacBook?

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Before CES even started, LG released details on a new version of its Gram laptop that has a massive 15.6-inch screen yet still weighs light as a feather. It also has a greatly reduced bezel around the display, so is barely larger than a 14-inch device.... >>

LG V10 smartphone coming to the UK: Here are our first impressions

LG V10 smartphone coming to the UK: Here are our first impressions

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When LG announced the LG G4-beating V10 smartphone in October last year it didn't have any plans to introduce it to the UK. However, those plans have changed and it is now heading to Britain to give a super-sized alternative to the company's current flagship... >>

CES 2016: The tech announcements that matter

CES 2016: The tech announcements that matter

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It's 2016 and the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas starts the year with a bang. It's a chance for manufacturers large and small to show off their innovations for the coming year, bringing the latest consumer technologies to Nevada's desert... >>