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Netgem adds full Amazon Alexa voice control for search and more
Netgem adds full Amazon Alexa voice control for search and more By Rik Henderson

Netgem has integrated Amazon Alexa APIs into its netgem.tv set-top-boxes in order to improve their voice search and control functionality. Read more

Foldable Huawei Mate X will be out by September and come with Android, claims boss
Foldable Huawei Mate X will be out by September and come with Android, claims boss By Rik Henderson

The Huawei Mate X is coming in September the latest, according to the company's president of western Europe, Vincent Pang. Read more

53 of the worst album covers of all time
53 of the worst album covers of all time By Rik Henderson

Throughout time there have been some quite simply, mind-bogglingly bad covers of albums. We've got the worst for you to enjoy. Read more

Raspberry Pi 4 now available, can feed two 4K screens at once
Raspberry Pi 4 now available, can feed two 4K screens at once By Rik Henderson

The next generation Raspberry Pi is now available and has had a significant specs bump over its predecessor. Read more

Huawei Nova 5 series phones announced showing it's business as usual in China
Huawei Nova 5 series phones announced showing it's business as usual in China By Rik Henderson

Huawei has unveiled three handsets for release in China soon, showing it's business as usual in its homeland at least. Read more

Great Netflix hacks that could come to the app one day
Great Netflix hacks that could come to the app one day By Rik Henderson

Netflix regularly hosts hack days to come up with interesting, sometimes odd new features for the service. Here are some of the most recent. Read more

Pocket-lint Podcast episode 7: We reveal the top 3 drones to buy right now, Facebook Libra currency and more
Pocket-lint Podcast episode 7: We reveal the top 3 drones to buy right now, Facebook Libra currency and more By Rik Henderson

We discuss the implications of Facebook launching ia payment service, the CTO of Plane Finder explains his app works, and we reveal our top drones. Read more

Oculus Connect 6 confirmed for September, Respawn's first VR game to be unveiled
Oculus Connect 6 confirmed for September, Respawn's first VR game to be unveiled By Rik Henderson

Oculus has announced the date for its next gathering for developers, content creators and the rest of the virtual reality community. Read more

Get an Amazon Echo Dot for just 99p with a Music Unlimited Family Plan
Get an Amazon Echo Dot for just 99p with a Music Unlimited Family Plan By Rik Henderson

You can get an Amazon Echo Dot for just 99p if you sign up to an Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan for £14.99 a month. Read more

WWE Raw and Smackdown switch to BT Sport from January 2020
WWE Raw and Smackdown switch to BT Sport from January 2020 By Rik Henderson

The date WWE starts on BT Sport has been revealed. Raw and Smackdown Live will switch from Sky to BT Sport from January 2020. Read more

YouTube considers moving all child-friendly content to YouTube Kids app, under threat of FTC fines
YouTube considers moving all child-friendly content to YouTube Kids app, under threat of FTC fines By Rik Henderson

YouTube is under investigation for possible violation of child privacy laws and is reported to be considering changes to avoid hefty fines. Read more

Kano PC announced in partnership with Microsoft, comes with Minecraft: Education Edition
Kano PC announced in partnership with Microsoft, comes with Minecraft: Education Edition By Rik Henderson

Education computer company Kano has partnered with Microsoft to offer a full 2-in-1 laptop and tablet solution that kids can build themselves. Read more

New Nvidia Shield TV inbound, running Android 9 and Google Stadia (update)
New Nvidia Shield TV inbound, running Android 9 and Google Stadia (update) By Rik Henderson

2019 Nvidia Shield box discovered in code. Additional information suggests it will focus on Google Stadia cloud gaming. Read more

Can smart TVs be attacked by viruses and do you really need to security scan them often?
Can smart TVs be attacked by viruses and do you really need to security scan them often? By Rik Henderson

Samsung recently posted a "how to" video telling people to scan for viruses on its TVs. But do you actually need to? We talked to experts to find out. Read more

Flixster also closing down, but will migrate your UV movies to Google Play first
Flixster also closing down, but will migrate your UV movies to Google Play first By Rik Henderson

Flixster sent an email to all of its users informing them that it too will "shut down its website, applications and operations on 31 October 2019". Read more

Neff's new smart appliances give you Alexa voice and connected control via app
Neff's new smart appliances give you Alexa voice and connected control via app By Rik Henderson

Kitchen appliance company Neff has unveiled a new range of products that add smarts to cooking, cleaning and keeping your food fresh. Read more

Ring Door View Cam now available, replaces your peephole with security tech
Ring Door View Cam now available, replaces your peephole with security tech By Rik Henderson

Ring's latest smart doorbell is now available. The Ring Door View Cam replaces the peephole in your front door, offering full Ring security services. Read more

New Dolby Cinemas coming to Manchester and Birmingham as part of UK rollout
New Dolby Cinemas coming to Manchester and Birmingham as part of UK rollout By Rik Henderson

Dolby and Odeon are to continue the UK rollout of premium Dolby Cinemas with two new fully kitted venues coming this autumn. Read more

Here's why you should get Amazon Prime today
Here's why you should get Amazon Prime today By Rik Henderson

What is Amazon Prime, how much does Amazon Prime cost and what do you get for your money? Read more

Actual Google Pixel 4 spotted being used outdoors
Actual Google Pixel 4 spotted being used outdoors By Rik Henderson

An anonymous user has been seen with an unidentified phone that looks suspiciously like the Pixel 4 renders posted by Google earlier this week. Read more

Nintendo Switch 2 rumours resurface as production moved from China
Nintendo Switch 2 rumours resurface as production moved from China By Rik Henderson

Nintendo is reportedly moving console production away from China, as the trade dispute with the US continues. Read more

Official Spanish football app spied on fans to catch streaming pirates
Official Spanish football app spied on fans to catch streaming pirates By Rik Henderson

The Spanish football league, LaLiga, has been fined €250,000 (£222,707) for spying on fans through its official smartphone app. Read more

O2 customers get Apple Watch Series 4 at last
O2 customers get Apple Watch Series 4 at last By Rik Henderson

O2 has joined EE and Vodafone in offering the cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 4. Read more

Uber and Volvo's first production self-driving car is ready
Uber and Volvo's first production self-driving car is ready By Rik Henderson

Uber and Volvo have unveiled their first self-driving production vehicle: an adapted version of the Volvo XC90 SUV. Read more

Project Scarlett will be compatible with all your Xbox One games and accessories
Project Scarlett will be compatible with all your Xbox One games and accessories By Rik Henderson

Project Scarlett, the next-gen console coming from Xbox at the end of 2020, will be completely compatible with all Xbox One accessories. Read more

Project xCloud update:  Release date, beta and all you need to know about Xbox cloud gaming
Project xCloud update: Release date, beta and all you need to know about Xbox cloud gaming By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is working on its own cloud gaming platform that will enter public trials in 2019. Here is everything you need to know about Project xCloud. Read more

26 new games at E3 2019 that stole the show
26 new games at E3 2019 that stole the show By Rik Henderson

These are the 26 games that caught our eyes during E3 2019. Find out what made number one... Read more

Atari VCS: Price, specs, release date and more
Atari VCS: Price, specs, release date and more By Rik Henderson

Everything you need to know about the Atari VCS games console - including specs, price, release date and more. See all the details here. Read more

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond
Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond By Rik Henderson

Got a Nintendo Switch and want to know which games to pop on your wish list? Here we list the best games coming out soon, with trailers for each. Read more

PC Engine Core Grafx mini joins retro console revolution, for the proper hardcore gamers out there
PC Engine Core Grafx mini joins retro console revolution, for the proper hardcore gamers out there By Rik Henderson

We've had reimagined, smaller versions of classic games consoles from the likes of Nintendo and Sony. Now, Konami is getting in on the act. Read more

Nintendo E3 2019 game trailers: The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 and more
Nintendo E3 2019 game trailers: The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 and more By Rik Henderson

Nintendo's Direct presentation may not have mentioned a Switch 2, but we did get news of a major games sequel. Zelda, anyone? Read more

Nintendo Switch 2 specs and features: Two new models touted for 2019, one enhanced, one cheaper
Nintendo Switch 2 specs and features: Two new models touted for 2019, one enhanced, one cheaper By Rik Henderson

Here is everything we know so far about the Nintendo Switch 2, including the proposed features of the 2019 release(s). Read more

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond
Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond By Rik Henderson

New and upcoming PlayStation games to get excited about - top PS4 exclusives, incoming releases and the best games to look for. See all the trailers. Read more

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond
Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond By Rik Henderson

New Xbox One games coming this year and beyond, all the best Xbox One games trailers and info. Top exclusives and upcoming games releases to look for. Read more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The definitive Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more
How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The definitive Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more By Rik Henderson

You can play Xbox 360 and original Xbox games on your Xbox One. Here are all the games that work with your Xbox One S or Xbox One X. Read more

E3 2019 update: Best new games, console launches and all the announcements that matter
E3 2019 update: Best new games, console launches and all the announcements that matter By Rik Henderson

The world's biggest gaming show, E3 2019 has started with a bang. Here's everything you need to know about the games and more. Read more

Square Enix E3 2019 game trailers: Marvel's Avengers, Final Fantasy 8 remaster and more
Square Enix E3 2019 game trailers: Marvel's Avengers, Final Fantasy 8 remaster and more By Rik Henderson

Square Enix's E3 press conferences are usually jam packed with Final Fantasy fans and this year's was no exception. See all the great game trailers. Read more

Ubisoft E3 2019 game trailers: Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine and more
Ubisoft E3 2019 game trailers: Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine and more By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft always throws a bumper show at E3 and 2019 was no exception. Here are the games it launched and their trailers. Read more

Project Scarlett vs PS5: The next-gen gaming battle begins
Project Scarlett vs PS5: The next-gen gaming battle begins By Rik Henderson

Microsoft and Sony have each released details on their next games consoles. Which will be best for you come release date? Read more

Xbox Game Pass list: What games can you play and how much does it cost?
Xbox Game Pass list: What games can you play and how much does it cost? By Rik Henderson

Microsoft offers a monthly subscription service for unlimited play on 100s of games. See the list here. Read more

Xbox E3 2019 game trailers: Keanu Reeves, Project Scarlett, Halo Infinite and more
Xbox E3 2019 game trailers: Keanu Reeves, Project Scarlett, Halo Infinite and more By Rik Henderson

We round up all the important announcements made during the Xbox E3 2019 press conference, including Project Scarlett, Halo: Infinite and more. Read more

Three details 5G rollout plan, starts in August with 5G home broadband
Three details 5G rollout plan, starts in August with 5G home broadband By Rik Henderson

UK mobile operator Three has detailed its 2019 5G rollout plans, which includes the launch of its first 5G service in August. Read more

Project Scarlett specs, release date and price: Everything you need to know about Xbox Two
Project Scarlett specs, release date and price: Everything you need to know about Xbox Two By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has confirmed several key details about its next-generation games console. Here's what we know so far. Read more

Project Scarlett next-gen Xbox details and release date revealed at E3 2019
Project Scarlett next-gen Xbox details and release date revealed at E3 2019 By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has confirmed its next-generation console successor to the Xbox One, which goes by the codename Project Scarlett. Released Holiday 2020. Read more

Xbox Game Pass for PC update: Release date, price, games list and everything you need to know
Xbox Game Pass for PC update: Release date, price, games list and everything you need to know By Rik Henderson

PC gamers get their own version of Xbox Game Pass, with more than 100 games to be available. Here then are the details on Xbox Game Pass for PC. Read more

The craziest Nintendo accessories and games from over the years
The craziest Nintendo accessories and games from over the years By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has been one company that's produced some weird, wonderful and wacky gaming gizmos over the years. We're rounding up the best. Read more

Google Stadia update: How much, when and what to expect from the cloud gaming platform
Google Stadia update: How much, when and what to expect from the cloud gaming platform By Rik Henderson

Google will be launching its much-rumoured cloud gaming platform, Stadia, in November this year. Here's everything you need to know about it. Read more

Google Stadia games, price and release date revealed
Google Stadia games, price and release date revealed By Rik Henderson

Google has announced more details on its forthcoming cloud gaming platform, Stadia. Read more

UKTV Play now integrated into Apple TV app and boxes
UKTV Play now integrated into Apple TV app and boxes By Rik Henderson

Apple TV box owners and iPhone and iPad Apple TV app users can now access UKTV Play content through the curated service. Read more

LG W triple-camera smartphone teased, but only heading to one region it seems
LG W triple-camera smartphone teased, but only heading to one region it seems By Rik Henderson

LG is soon to fully unveil a new smartphone with a triple-camera unit on the rear and waterdrop notch, but it looks to be released in India only. Read more

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