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Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT

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BT, not content with taking on Sky on the sports front, is now starting to take on the broadcaster on the TV shows front too. The telecoms giant, who has strong ambitions to dominate the TV market in the UK, has confirmed that it has partnered with US... >>

Shenmue 3 confirmed as Kickstarter project smashes records

Shenmue 3 confirmed as Kickstarter project smashes records

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Remember Shenmue and Shenmue II, the vast RPG games that launched originally on the Sega Dreamcast 15 years ago? Well thanks to the power of Kickstarter a third instalment is about to be made. Announced on stage at Sony's E3 press conference in LA with... >>

Apple's latest store features a bank vault so you can try on the Apple Watch in private

Apple's latest store features a bank vault so you can try on the Apple Watch in private

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Apple has turned an old bank on the Upper East Side in New York City into one of the company's latest flagship stores. The new very upmarket store occupies part of a Beaux Arts building that originally housed the US Mortgage & Trust bank over 93 years... >>

17 of the best astronomy photographs that are out of this world

17 of the best astronomy photographs that are out of this world

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Just how good do you think you are at taking a picture of the night sky? That's the question thousands asked themselves earlier in the year and soon we will find out whose is the best thanks to the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The competition,... >>

Apple Pay UK: Some retailers to ditch £20 contactless limit

Apple Pay UK: Some retailers to ditch £20 contactless limit

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Visa and MasterCard have confirmed that some retailers in the UK will waive the £20 contactless limit when users pay with Apple Pay via their iPhone. The new service, coming to the UK and supported by most of the major UK banks (apart from Barclays),... >>

Barclays customer? No Apple Pay for you then

Barclays customer? No Apple Pay for you then

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When Apple announced that Apple Pay was coming to the UK, there was a surprise omission: there was no sign of Barclays Bank, one of the UK's most prominent high street banks. Barclays isn't going to supporting Apple Pay when it launches in the UK next... >>

What is Apple News?

What is Apple News?

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Apple has announced a new app for iOS 9 called Apple News that looks to merge an RSS reader with article discovery in an attempt to highlight cool features and articles to read. Replacing the Apple Newsstand app, the new Apple News app will be released... >>

Apple Move to iOS Android app to make switching from Google easy

Apple Move to iOS Android app to make switching from Google easy

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Apple is planning to make it even easier to switch to iOS 9 from Android with a new app out later this year.  Although not announced on stage at the company's WWDC keynote, Apple has detailed a new app called Move to iOS that will allow Android users... >>

Apple Music takes on Spotify: Free for three months and out on 30 June, plus Android from 'fall'

Apple Music takes on Spotify: Free for three months and out on 30 June, plus Android from 'fall'

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Apple has announced the launch of its own music streaming service, Apple Music, at the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco. The new service, which is a product of the company's Beats Music acquisition last year, will focus on three... >>

HTC new "hero" smartphone planned for October

HTC new "hero" smartphone planned for October

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Cher Wang, HTC’s chairwomen and CEO, has said that the company plans to launch a new "Hero product" in the smartphone segment in October. Talking at the company’s annual general meeting, the CEO apologised for the company’s poor performance of late,... >>

No Apple TV at WWDC claim sources

No Apple TV at WWDC claim sources

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Apple has supposedly cancelled plans to launch a new Apple TV device at the annual developer conference, WWDC, next week, if the latest rumours are to be believed. According to "sources" talking to The New York Times, the set-top box, which was widely... >>

Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?
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Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?

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There are so many Bluetooth speakers on the market that picking the best one can be a tough decision. Price, sound quality, portability - they all matter. Monster's approach with the SuperStar Backfloat is to add a two distinct selling points into the... >>

Shazam Visual now augments pictures as well as audio

Shazam Visual now augments pictures as well as audio

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Imagine pointing your phone at an advert for a music album and instantly being able to hear tracks on your phone, or maybe be greeted by the cover star of your favourite magazine. Shazam from today will offer its users just that and more with a new image... >>

Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

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As we walk back to the hotel from dinner at a nearby restaurant it suddenly dawns on us that we don't have our room key. Having travelled to numerous hotels around the world, the key, now normally a card, is a stable addition to our back pocket. Tonight... >>

Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

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Land Rover has created a "Trophy wagon" to show off the Webb Ellis Cup ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2015 in September. The vehicle, which is a customised Defender 110 station wagon, has been modified by the company's Special Vehicle Operations team to... >>

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

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Why has nobody ever thought of this before? That's the question we've been left asking ourselves after seeing a new USB cable that ditches the need for it to be the right way up. While USB-C promises to work regardless of which way you put it into the... >>

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone

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Born from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the PopSlate is an iPhone case that features a mono 4-inch E-Ink display that allows you to connect to your iPhone and "pop" pictures from the dedicated app to the slate on the back. Like a poor man's YotaPhone but... >>

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

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When you read you don't move your head from side-to-side, just your eyes. And when you are looking around in your normal field of vision, you are not expected to make sharp and distinct head movements either. But that is what we are expected to do when... >>

Best iPhone battery chargers: Portable power on the go

Best iPhone battery chargers: Portable power on the go

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The iPhone is great, but if you use it all the time, then you'll be constantly looking for a wall socket to charge it. That's even more the case if you use the Apple Watch, because all that invisible talking between the two has one serious effect: your... >>

Apple MacBook (12-inch) review: Is port-free the future?
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Apple MacBook (12-inch) review: Is port-free the future?

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With its 12-inch super glossy Retina display and ultra portability, the new Apple MacBook promises users the chance to live the future of computing not tomorrow, but today. But by stripping out all the standard ports, has the company refined this particular... >>

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more

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A new box that will let you turn existing Hi-Fi kit into an internet connected solution for around £45, has gone on sale in the UK, bringing streaming music services to thousands of new homes. Called Gramofon, the black box plugs into your existing... >>

Apple Watch review: Fashion over function?
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Apple Watch review: Fashion over function?

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Before even going on sale the Apple Watch, which some affectionately call the iWatch, has already polarised opinion around the globe. You probably either believe it's a product moving technology in a positive direction or one simply not worth the time... >>

Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets revealed

Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets revealed

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Your Apple Watch has finally arrived, but you've been staring at the new smartwatch for the last 10 minutes trying to work out how to use it. There's no denying it, the Apple Watch is a complex device that offers plenty to those happy and keen to explore... >>

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

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The Apple Watch launch has come and gone. If you're still debating buying one you probably want to know what you get from the Watch. Unlike Google's Android Wear found on smartwatches from Motorola, LG, Asus and others, Apple and third-party developers... >>

Best Apple Watch apps: Nine apps that actually do something

Best Apple Watch apps: Nine apps that actually do something

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There are over 3,500 Apple Watch apps already available and the watch hasn't even been on sale for a week in the US and the UK yet, but as we've already found, having lived with the Apple watch not all apps are great, useful, or even really that suited... >>