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Netflix shows off Oculus Rift VR interface, Philips Hue atmospheric lighting and more

Netflix shows off Oculus Rift VR interface, Philips Hue atmospheric lighting and more

By 21 August 2014

Netflix has just completed its Hack Day Summer 2014 and some brilliant ideas have bubbled to the surface. Our favourite has to be the use of Oculus Rift for a virtual reality browsing menu. This was called Oculix. Though it's less menu and more entire... >>

Sky takes aim at Netflix with recommendations and Smart Series Link

Sky takes aim at Netflix with recommendations and Smart Series Link

By 21 August 2014

Sky has announced a new recommendation engine, not unlike Netflix uses, that aims to offer up showings based on a viewer's likes and dislikes. The recommendation engine comes as part of Sky's latest Electronic Programme Guide update that's rolling out... >>

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner hands-on: It's smaller than you think

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner hands-on: It's smaller than you think

By 12 August 2014

It's amazing what you can find lurking in a place you least expect. And while we were hoping to catch up with the recently announced Xbox One Digital TV Tuner at some point during our Gamescom visit, we didn't bank on it lying in plain sight during a... >>

Sky Sports free to Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media customers for Premier League first day

Sky Sports free to Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media customers for Premier League first day

By 12 August 2014

Anyone signed up to Sky, TalkTalk or Virgin Media will be able to enjoy Sky Sports for free on Saturday 16 August. The start of the Barclays Premier League kicks off on Saturday and Sky wants everyone in the football spirit, so it's giving away coverage... >>

Sky Sports gets price-drop with week pass on NOW TV

Sky Sports gets price-drop with week pass on NOW TV

By 11 August 2014

Sky has announced that it's online streaming NOW TV service will dish up sports for a more affordable price. Until this Thursday users wishing to get access to Sky Sports over the internet, via their NOW TV service, must pay for a day pass at £9.99.... >>

Behind the scenes at Sky Sports News HQ, bringing social, digital and broadcast closer together

Behind the scenes at Sky Sports News HQ, bringing social, digital and broadcast closer together

By 8 August 2014

For the first time in many years, Sky Sports is to redesign, rebrand and relaunch one of its most loyally viewed channels, Sky Sports News. Launching at 6am on Tuesday 12 August, Sky Sports News HQ will be the new name and new home for all of Sky's up-to-the-minute... >>

Turn your Xbox One into a Freeview HD set-top-box from October

Turn your Xbox One into a Freeview HD set-top-box from October

By 7 August 2014

Xbox One owners who subscribe to Virgin Media or Sky's TV services will already know the benefits of feeding their set-top-box through the console and using OneGuide and voice controls via Kinect, but the service has not been available for free-to-air... >>

Apple TV beta brings iOS 7-style flat interface to set-top box

Apple TV beta brings iOS 7-style flat interface to set-top box

By 5 August 2014

Alongside the latest beta for iOS 8, Apple has released a new software beta for Apple TV that includes a redesigned interface. You will notice that the update, which is currently limited to developers, makes the set-top box's interface look much more... >>

NOW TV box gradually becoming new Roku, adds YouTube

NOW TV box gradually becoming new Roku, adds YouTube

By 1 August 2014

It's a well-publicised fact that the NOW TV set-top-box is made by Roku. After all, Sky owns a significant stake in the streaming device manufacturer. And a recent system update even changed the user interface to look more like the Channels grid found... >>

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014: Submit your entry form for consideration

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014: Submit your entry form for consideration

By 1 August 2014

The time for us to get ready for the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014 has started. This year, for our 11th Awards, we are going to be doing things a little bit differently and therefore asking for your help to nominate your favourite gadgets, whether you... >>