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  • Wuaki.tv comes to the UK, Netflix and Lovefilm competitor launches with £2.99 a month subscription offer
    Home Cinema

    Wuaki.tv comes to the UK, Netflix and Lovefilm competitor launches with £2.99 a month subscription offer

    By 12 July 2013

    New competition to streaming giants Netflix and Lovefilm has arrived in the UK in the form of Wuaki.tv, a new hybrid Movie and TV show on-demand service that offers both a regular monthly subscription package and more recent films on a pay as you go basis....

  • Rival online retailers force HMV to sell Waterstone's
    Online

    Rival online retailers force HMV to sell Waterstone's

    By 20 May 2011

    HMV has agreed the sale of its Waterstone's bookstore business to Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut for £53 million under increasing pressure by online retail rivals such as Amazon, Play and iTunes. With debts of around £170 million, and an expectation...

  • God of War 3 £17.99 from Play.com
    Gaming

    God of War 3 £17.99 from Play.com

    By 11 November 2010

    With the just-released Call of Duty: Black Ops, gaming has featured quite heavily in our tech deal slot of late, however when we saw that God of War 3, which was launched earlier in the year, is on sale at Play.com for £17.99 we thought it our duty to...

  • Amazon remains UK's biggest e-retailer
    Online

    Amazon remains UK's biggest e-retailer

    By 2 July 2010

    Amazon has held its position as the UK's biggest online retailer in the fourth annual IMRG/Hitwise Hot Shops list - a position it has held since the list's inception. In fact, the top three remain unchanged with Argos in second place and Play in third....

  • Microsoft Kinect: Two-player only
    Gaming

    Microsoft Kinect: Two-player only

    By 30 June 2010

    Play.com has let the cat out the bag with respect to the detailed spec of Microsoft's Kinect system - and it isn't good news for anyone who was hoping for big multiplayer action. Although up to six people can be connected to Kinect, it can only facilitate...

  • Avatar becomes fastest selling DVD ever at Play.com
    Home Cinema

    Avatar becomes fastest selling DVD ever at Play.com

    By 17 March 2010

    Avatar has beaten off previous efforts from Mamma Mia and The Dark Knight to become Play.com’s biggest selling DVD ever. We brought you news of the box office spectacular Avatar going on pre-order on the 16 March, since then it has sold five times as...

  • Avatar goes on pre-order
    Home Cinema

    Avatar goes on pre-order

    By 16 March 2010

    Avatar, the big 3D hit of 2009, has gone on pre-order meaning you can count down the days before its release and be safe in the knowledge that you'll have a copy winging its way to you. Available on both DVD and Blu-ray, Avatar will go on sale to the...

  • Play.com begins stocking Nexus One
    Phones

    Play.com begins stocking Nexus One

    By 8 February 2010

    Play.com appears to have put up a page on its website for an unlocked, SIM-free version of Google's Android-powered Nexus One handset. The retailer is confidently stating that it's due for release on 16 February. As previously reported, the Nexus One...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T £349.99
    Laptops

    Daily Tech Deal: Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T £349.99

    By 5 February 2010

    For today's tech deal we have the Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T, on sale at Play.com for £349.99. Play are suggesting that you're saving £150 off the RRP, which technically might be true but in reality it looks like elsewhere this would be costing you...

  • Daily Tech Deal:  PlayTrade offers five free trades during January
    Online

    Daily Tech Deal: PlayTrade offers five free trades during January

    By 15 January 2010

    If you have unwanted Christmas presents, then Play.com's online marketplace, PlayTrade is offering to help you offload them. There are tons of services that offer the same - and that's not even taking into account eBay's clout, but Play.com is offering...

  • Countdown to Christmas: Up to 70% off at Play.com
    Gaming

    Countdown to Christmas: Up to 70% off at Play.com

    By 22 December 2009

    Sales seem to be two-a-penny at the moment, however one of note comes in the form of Play.com's "Biggest Ever", giving you up to 70% off certain products. Usually when companies are citing such large reductions, the "tat alert"alarm should start ringing...

  • How to shop safe online
    Online

    How to shop safe online

    By 7 December 2009

    America may have its Black Friday but today is Mega Monday in the UK - the day on which Christmas shopping traditionally goes berserk. The first Monday in December is the day we take a look at the calendar, realise where we are and that we've ignored...

  • Play.com announces Mega Monday
    Online

    Play.com announces Mega Monday

    By 7 December 2009

    Play.com has labelled 7 December "Mega Monday" - saying that it's likely to be the busiest shopping day of the year, with 1000 to 1,100 orders rolling in every minute. Play also expects sales to rise 20% over last year's figures as shoppers avoid the...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray player for under £150
    Home Cinema

    Daily Tech Deal: Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray player for under £150

    By 30 November 2009

    Any home cinema fans willl be pleased to know that the BDP-S360 Blu-ray player is currently available from Play.com for just shy of the £150 mark. Offering 1080p picture quality, and 24p "true cinema", the S360 provides full 7.1 surround sound via a...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Microsoft Wireless Mouse 4000 under £25
    Online

    Daily Tech Deal: Microsoft Wireless Mouse 4000 under £25

    By 25 November 2009

    The humble computer mouse, admittedly not the most exciting piece of tech out there, but pretty essential, unless your an absolute whiz at navigating with the keyboard. The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse is one such device and is available at Play.com...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Xbox 360 Elite with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for £200
    Gaming

    Daily Tech Deal: Xbox 360 Elite with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for £200

    By 17 November 2009

    We had a look at the PS3 yesterday and the news that Sainsbury's were selling the Slim version for £200. Today we thought we'd give Sony's rival a chance and take a look at an Xbox 360 Elite bundle, which includes COD: Modern Warfare 2 and is on sale...

  • Star Trek and new Transformers film see USB drive releases
    Home Cinema

    Star Trek and new Transformers film see USB drive releases

    By 16 November 2009

    Hit movies Star Trek and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are being released as collector's editions on USB drives. From Paramount Digital Entertainment, 20,000 of each movie will be available on a 4GB USB drive (leaving around 3GB free space) with...

  • Exspect launches Wii Motion Racing Wheel
    Gaming

    Exspect launches Wii Motion Racing Wheel

    By 11 November 2009

    Exspect is promising Wii owners "the drive of their life" with its Wii Motion Racing Wheel that's fully compatible with Wii MotionPlus.   For those without the MotionPlus add-on, the wheel can be used without it and is available individually for £6.99...

  • Play.com guarantees Modern Warfare 2 deliveries
    Gaming

    Play.com guarantees Modern Warfare 2 deliveries

    By 5 November 2009

    Play.com has announced that, despite the threatened Royal Mail strikes on Friday 6th and Monday 9 November, it will be delivering CoD:MW2 to its customers by an alternative partner on the official release date, 10 November. The online retailer says that...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Panasonic DMC-FX150 under £150
    Cameras

    Daily Tech Deal: Panasonic DMC-FX150 under £150

    By 23 October 2009

    With the vast array of compact cameras available, if you're in the market for one it can possibly be a bit daunting to choose. So, as ever, Pocket-lint's tech deal will attempt to point you in the general direction of one of the better efforts, whilst...

  • Sony 80GB PS3 lands a week early
    Gaming

    Sony 80GB PS3 lands a week early

    By 18 August 2008

    Sony's 80GB PlayStation 3 model touted for the 27 August seems to have been brought forward a week in the UK. The new model, which was promised by SCEE boss David Reeves earlier this year, has just shown up on Amazon and Play.com priced at £299.99 with...