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The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild review: Game of the year already
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The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild review: Game of the year already

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It might be early to be thinking such things but there’s every chance there won’t be another game as good as the latest Zelda this year. Yes, we have Mass Effect: Andromeda, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Super Mario Odyssey still to come in 2017, and... >>

Project Scorpio and Xbox One to get Mixed Reality headsets in 2018

Project Scorpio and Xbox One to get Mixed Reality headsets in 2018

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Microsoft has announced that it hopes to introduce Mixed Reality headsets to its Xbox console gaming platform by 2018. That means the Xbox One and forthcoming Project Scorpio could get their own augmented or virtual reality devices next year.Microsoft... >>

Horizon Zero Dawn review: The best-looking game on PS4 by far
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Horizon Zero Dawn review: The best-looking game on PS4 by far

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There is something hugely satisfying in booting up an all-new intellectual property in gaming, not least one that has been subject to a fierce hype machine for the last couple of years. Even more satisfying to find out it's good. Scrub that. It's great;... >>

2000 AD's Rogue Trooper returns to gaming, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch Redux announced

2000 AD's Rogue Trooper returns to gaming, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch Redux announced

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Rogue Trooper is returning to games platforms after an 11-year absence.One of 2000 AD's most endearing characters, Rogue last appeared on PlayStation 2, the original Xbox and PC in 2006. He then made a brief outing on the Nintendo Wii in 2009.Now he returns... >>

Lenovo Tab 4 Series tablets, simple, cheap and cheerful fun for all the family

Lenovo Tab 4 Series tablets, simple, cheap and cheerful fun for all the family

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Lenovo has announced a series of tablets that are designed for the whole family and won't break the bank.The Lenovo Tab 4 Series consists of the Lenovo Tab 4 8, Tab 4 8 Plus, Tab 4 10 and Tab 4 10 Plus.The Tab 4 8 and 10 are 8-inch and 10-inch entry-level... >>

Samsung Galaxy MWC 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

Samsung Galaxy MWC 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

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Samsung is hosting a press conference on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today and you'll be able to watch it online right here.For those hoping to see a new flagship smartphone, in the guise of the Samsung Galaxy S8, we're sorry to say... >>

Nokia fitness trackers coming summer 2017 as Withings brand is replaced

Nokia fitness trackers coming summer 2017 as Withings brand is replaced

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Withings' fitness and health tech will be released under the Nokia brand from now on.Nokia bought the French technology firm last year and while it will continue to release fitness trackers and other health products, it will adopt the Finnish parent's... >>

LG G6 launch livestream, what happened and can I watch it again?

LG G6 launch livestream, what happened and can I watch it again?

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LG held an hour-long launch event for its new flagship smartphone on Sunday 26 February and you can now catch up on everything that was revealed. The LG G6 event effectively kicked off Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, and the livestream is still... >>

iPad Pro 2 not expected until May or even June, says report

iPad Pro 2 not expected until May or even June, says report

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It has long been rumoured that Apple will refresh its iPad line this spring. Several reports have suggested that the Cupertino firm could even announce iPad Pro 2 - in 12.9 and all-new 10.5-inch sizes - this March, alongside a new 9.7-inch iPad Air and... >>

This is what the Nintendo Switch is like out of the box

This is what the Nintendo Switch is like out of the box

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With just over a week to go before the Nintendo Switch hits stores, Pocket-lint has had the chance to check out the console in our testing labs.We'll need more time with it for our full, in-depth review but we decided to film a few initial thoughts which... >>

Massive Sonos Brexit price hike coming: Buy your Playbar, Sub and speakers today!

Massive Sonos Brexit price hike coming: Buy your Playbar, Sub and speakers today!

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Sonos is putting up the prices of all its speakers and accessories, by as much as £100 - and today is the last day to buy your Sonos kit before the price rise.Sonos blames the enormous price hike on Brexit, claiming that the dramatic fall in value of... >>

iPhone 8 to come with "revolutionary" facial recognition front-camera system

iPhone 8 to come with "revolutionary" facial recognition front-camera system

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Analytics company KGI Securities has made a second prediction about the iPhone 8, suggesting that a new model with come with a "revolutionary" new front-facing camera system that will enable facial or iris recognition.One of the company's analysts, Ming-chi... >>

LG G6 design details confirmed, straight from the horse's mouth

LG G6 design details confirmed, straight from the horse's mouth

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LG will host its LG G6 announcement event this Sunday, 26 February, before Mobile World Congress 2017 gets underway. However, there will be little left to reveal as the company is more than happy to blurt everything out beforehand.It has created a dedicated... >>

Apple TV 2017 will be 4K, maybe HDR too

Apple TV 2017 will be 4K, maybe HDR too

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Apple is said to be working on a new Apple TV set-top-box, possibly even for release later this year, as sales of the current generation device are reportedly slowing.Part of the reason given is that, while competitors embraced the 4K Ultra HD revolution,... >>

Apple's Siri thinks you're Lego Batman if you say "hey computer"

Apple's Siri thinks you're Lego Batman if you say "hey computer"

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Apple's Siri voice assistant is one of the stars of Lego Batman, with the voice appearing in the film as the Bat Computer.Now you can get in on the fun yourself as themed Easter Egg has been added to Siri on Apple devices to respond to certain phrases.You... >>

The crazy colours of Huawei P10 revealed: Gold, blue and, er, green

The crazy colours of Huawei P10 revealed: Gold, blue and, er, green

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Huawei has previously announced that it was working with Pantone to determine and use the latest fashionable colour tones with its new smartphones. Now we can see what shades have been chosen.Evan Blass, under his Twitter handle @evleaks, has posted... >>

LG G6 gets UX 6.0 to make best use of massive 18:9 display

LG G6 gets UX 6.0 to make best use of massive 18:9 display

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LG has been drip feeding nuggets of information about its forthcoming flagship smartphone, the LG G6, for over a month. It will be unveiled the day before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on Sunday 26 February, but we already plenty.The latest official... >>

This is what FIFA on Nintendo Switch looks like

This is what FIFA on Nintendo Switch looks like

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Electronic Arts might have pulled out of Nintendo Wii U development soon into its lifespan but it is one of the publishers committed to supporting Switch.We learned early doors that FIFA would be coming to the platform and now we've had a chance to see... >>

Huawei P10 and Watch 2 confirmed, announced during MWC on 26 February

Huawei P10 and Watch 2 confirmed, announced during MWC on 26 February

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After many rumours, leaked renders and all, the Huawei P10 smartphone has been officially confirmed.It will be formerly announced during Huawei's Mobile World Congress press conference on Sunday 26 February.We already knew about the event itself, but... >>

UKTV Play app for iOS and Android revamps, extends free box sets line-up

UKTV Play app for iOS and Android revamps, extends free box sets line-up

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UKTV Play has matched the big terrestrial catch-up services for some time, with an amazing line-up of content available for free across a wide range of platforms.However, it has now dramatically improved its iOS and Android apps to match them in style... >>

Sniper Elite 5 very likely, could even be set in a different era

Sniper Elite 5 very likely, could even be set in a different era

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Sniper Elite 4 is out now for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and it has received glowing reviews across the board - including our own here. It's no surprise, therefore, that Rebellion has at least one more up its sleeve.Jason Kingsley, co-founder and CEO of the... >>

Nikon scraps DL compact camera line promised last summer

Nikon scraps DL compact camera line promised last summer

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Although they were officially announced a year ago and expected to be released in June 2016, Nikon's DL series of compact cameras has been canned.The long-awaited Nikon DL24-85mm f/1.8-2.8, DL:18-50mm f/1.8-2.8 and DL24-500mm f/2.8-5.6 models will no... >>

What is PS4 Pro boost mode, when’s it coming and how does improve all PS4 games?

What is PS4 Pro boost mode, when’s it coming and how does improve all PS4 games?

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Sony is soon to release PlayStation 4 system software 4.50, which will add several new features for all PS4 owners. However, there's one of particular interest to gamers with a PS4 Pro as it can potentially improve all games on your shelf, not just those... >>

Missed Tom Hardy's Taboo? You can watch the entire box set on BBC iPlayer for free

Missed Tom Hardy's Taboo? You can watch the entire box set on BBC iPlayer for free

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Taboo, starring Tom Hardy, has been one of the BBC's most talked about drama series for years and if you've missed it you're in for a treat; the entire box-set will be available to watch for free on BBC iPlayer for more than a month.The eight-episode... >>

B&O Play wireless Beoplay H4 headphones come with Apple Watch control

B&O Play wireless Beoplay H4 headphones come with Apple Watch control

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B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen's full and funky consumer brand, has launched a wireless pair of Beoplay H4 headphones.They have been "designed from the ground up" using lambskin, braided textile and aluminium and are now available from the Beoplay online... >>

17 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

17 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

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The 4K movie revolution is well under way.With 4K Ultra-HD Blu-rays readily available and increasing in number all the while, it is becoming easier to watch your favourite movies in the best format possible.With high quality video transfers and high dynamic... >>

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

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If you're a Virgin Media TV customer you might have been offered a Virgin TV V6 box in the last few weeks.It is half the size of the existing TiVo box, faster, contains more TV tuners and is 4K HDR enabled. It's also available to existing and new customers... >>

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

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Sky Q has been around for just over a year and has been the undisputed king of paid TV in all that time. Now a new kid is on the block, hoping to steal that crown.Virgin TV is the collective name for a new family of devices and services from Virgin Media,... >>

Virgin TV V6 box review: Virgin Media’s 4K HDR TiVo powerhouse
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Virgin TV V6 box review: Virgin Media’s 4K HDR TiVo powerhouse

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When the first Virgin Media TiVo box was released almost five years ago it was seen as groundbreaking, state-of-the-art and considerably better than anything around at the time. It took Sky a while to catch up with, ahem, catch-up. And, Virgin Media's... >>

New Sony smartphone camera comes with built-in DRAM, promises 1,000fps slow-mo

New Sony smartphone camera comes with built-in DRAM, promises 1,000fps slow-mo

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Sony has developed a new CMOS camera sensor for phones that could revolutionise smartphone photography.It works like sensors in its dedicated cameras, with DRAM built in as a third layer on top of the conventional two-layer stacked image sensor. This... >>

GoPro confirms Hero6 and other new cameras are coming this year

GoPro confirms Hero6 and other new cameras are coming this year

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GoPro has confirmed that it will release a Hero6 camera in 2017.Although the 4K-enabled GoPro Hero5 was only made available in September last year, company CEO Nick Woodman revealed that its replacement is planned - possibly for a similar release window.Speaking... >>

Nintendo will charge less for Switch online gaming than Xbox or PlayStation

Nintendo will charge less for Switch online gaming than Xbox or PlayStation

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As part of the Nintendo Switch preview days, the Japanese company revealed that it will be launching a similar subscription service to Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus.Like those rivals, you will need to subscribe to Nintendo's version to play online,... >>

Android gets a Nintendo game at last, Fire Emblem Heroes also on iOS

Android gets a Nintendo game at last, Fire Emblem Heroes also on iOS

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Nintendo has finally released a full game on Android. Fire Emblem Heroes beats Super Mario Run to the punch, with the Android version of Mario's first mobile outing planned for March.An iOS version of Fire Emblem Heroes is also now available.Android... >>

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

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The PlayStation 4 Pro is the pinnacle of console gaming as it stands. It is pricier than its sibling but well worth considering by those with 4K TVs.That's because it has been designed to run the same PlayStation 4 games as the other consoles in the... >>

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming
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Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming

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When the original Nvidia Shield TV came out in 2015 it was far and away the most powerful, most capable media streamer out there. Powered by Android TV and being 4K ready, it obliterated the competition with Ultra HD video support and offered a tasty... >>

Old Nvidia Shield TV will also get Google Assistant in update

Old Nvidia Shield TV will also get Google Assistant in update

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When Nvidia announced its new version of the Shield TV media streamer in December, it revealed the device would get Google Assistant and SmartThings smart home support in a future update. However, it was thought that the older version wouldn't - that... >>

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?

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We’re still in the middle of the 4G revolution in that the superfast mobile data service is still in its infancy in both coverage and speed capabilities.With current technologies capable of offering internet speeds of up to 150Mbps in areas offering... >>

Liverpool v Chelsea to be broadcast in 4K and Dolby Atmos

Liverpool v Chelsea to be broadcast in 4K and Dolby Atmos

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Tonight, BT Sport will broadcast the first football match with Dolby Atmos audio. And as it's also being presented in 4K Ultra HD, it could very well be the best television presentation of footy we've ever seen.The top of the tablet clash between Liverpool... >>

Honeywell Lyric T6R review: Smart heating made simple
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Honeywell Lyric T6R review: Smart heating made simple

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Smart heating systems are on the up. And having moved into a new home recently it made a lot of sense to test Honeywell's latest smart home thermostat system, the Lyric T6.We had the Lyric T6R fitted, which is the same as the standard T6 but comes with... >>

Sky Q coming for those without a satellite dish, full service over broadband

Sky Q coming for those without a satellite dish, full service over broadband

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Sky has announced that it will be bringing its full Sky Q television service to those who cannot or will not install a satellite dish.The inability to have a satellite dish has been a barrier to getting Sky's TV services since they started more than... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

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Film and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK.As well as the free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, digital subscription,... >>

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet

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After years of subscriber requests and insistence that it would never happen, Netflix has finally added offline viewing to its iOS and Android apps.That means users of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets can now download and store Netflix movies... >>

BeatMoovz preview: The crazy wearable that adds a soundtrack to your life

BeatMoovz preview: The crazy wearable that adds a soundtrack to your life

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Character Options might have stolen the London Toy Fair, at least where adults are concerned. It demonstrated a wearable wristband that prompts special effect noise and/or music as you move.The bands, which cost £49.99 for a pair and will be available... >>

Samsung confirms Note 7 batteries to blame, implements new safety checks

Samsung confirms Note 7 batteries to blame, implements new safety checks

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Samsung has published its official findings of why many of its Note 7 smartphones caught fire or exploded last year and it's as most already thought, the batteries were to blame.The findings were backed up by independent organisations, specifically UL,... >>

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

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Those hoping to use their new Nintendo Switch consoles to watch streamed and downloaded TV shows and movies need think again. The new machine will not feature video apps, such as Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer, at least at launch.Instead, Nintendo... >>

Zelda marks the death of Nintendo Wii U, confirmed

Zelda marks the death of Nintendo Wii U, confirmed

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Nintendo has confirmed that after The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is released, the Nintendo Wii U will be effectively dead. There will be no more first-party development for the console.It's all Switch or nothing for future Nintendo games.Speaking... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: 26 February, 29 March, 15 April, 18 April, take your pick

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: 26 February, 29 March, 15 April, 18 April, take your pick

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After the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, Samsung is keen to ensure that its next flagship smartphone launch not only goes without hitch, but that it is extra special in every way. That's why it is not expected to be hosting an Unpacked event at this year's Mobile... >>

This simple text will crash any iPhone, here's how to recover

This simple text will crash any iPhone, here's how to recover

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With every new iOS build there seems to be a way to crash it, breach it or do something else malicious with it.This time, for iOS 10 and all its iterations, iPhone users need to be wary about a couple of simple text messages that are going around. If... >>

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

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Valve is working on a new single-player game set in the Half-Life or Portal universes.During a questions and answer session on Reddit, Valve's founder, Gabe Newell, gave several clues as to what that might be.When asked if Valve was working on "any fully-fledged... >>

Nintendo Switch launch line up is poor but "not be all and end all" for console

Nintendo Switch launch line up is poor but "not be all and end all" for console

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Most who have played with a Nintendo Switch so far will agree that it has great potential. It is a clever piece of technology that has a chance of finding a gap in the market and therefore do much better than its predecessor, the Wii U.However, almost... >>