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Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Previously called PlayStation Neo, PS4K or PS4.5, the PS4 Pro (reviewed here) is Sony's first ever mid-generation major console upgrade and it's now available to one and all.You can now get your hands on the 4K gaming powerhouse, so here's everything... Read more

Sony PS4 Pro review: The best PlayStation yet
4.5 stars

Sony PS4 Pro review: The best PlayStation yet

By Rik Henderson

When Sony announced the PS4 Pro it drew many a gasp of breath. Not because of its faster central and graphics processing, but more for its timing. This was the machine many expected to be pitched against Microsoft's Project Scorpio, a 4K gaming powerhouse... Read more

Samsung openly apologises to European Note 7 owners, promises to do better

Samsung openly apologises to European Note 7 owners, promises to do better

By Rik Henderson

Samsung Europe has published an open and frank letter of apology to all European owners of the Galaxy Note 7, including those in the UK.President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Europe, YH Eom, says that the company is still investigating every aspect... Read more

Xbox One S review: Great console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, what else?
4.5 stars

Xbox One S review: Great console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, what else?

By Rik Henderson

It's somewhat strange that, in just three years, what were described as the "next generation" are now considered standard and commonplace, while a new generation of games consoles is already starting to emerge.Next year we will get Microsoft's new jewel... Read more

PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station
4.0 stars

PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station

By Rik Henderson

When Sony unveiled two new versions of the PS4 during its special PlayStation Meeting in New York it rather glossed over the new, slimmer version of the console, dubbed the PS4 Slim. The company understandably put greater focus on the higher-specified... Read more

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has sent out invites for an event on 30 November, which the company says is for "something unmissable" It's highly likely the event will see the official unveiling of the long awaited V6 4K TiVo box.Virgin Media posted a teaser image of... Read more

Samsung Family Hub connected fridge now available in UK

Samsung Family Hub connected fridge now available in UK

By Rik Henderson

It is customary for televisions or home entertainment tech to come out tops during the CES trade show in Las Vegas at the start of each year, but in January 2016, Samsung was talk of the town for its latest fridge freezer rather than its TVs.The company... Read more

Cabbage Patch Kids now have LCD eyes and an app, of course they do

Cabbage Patch Kids now have LCD eyes and an app, of course they do

By Rik Henderson

US manufacturer Wicked Cool Toys has reinvented the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls for a new generation. The originals were always creepy looking, but now they can also stare at you with moving LCD eyes.In addition, they can now be interacted with through an... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II matches mirrorless muscle with pro spec and coming to the UK

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II matches mirrorless muscle with pro spec and coming to the UK

By Rik Henderson

Olympus has revealed that its flagship OM-D mirrorless camera is coming to the UK in December.The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II has a 20.4-megapixel Live MOS sensor, TruePic VIII image processing, electronic viewfinder and 3-inch Vari-angle LCD touchpanel... Read more

End of an error, Nintendo Wii U canned

End of an error, Nintendo Wii U canned

By Rik Henderson

With the Nintendo Switch now announced and the Japanese gaming giant looking forward not back, it comes as no surprise that the Wii U is yesterday's news. However, it is mildly surprising to learn that the company is completely severing ties with its... Read more

Wilson X Connected American Football preview: Touching down in the UK 1 January

Wilson X Connected American Football preview: Touching down in the UK 1 January

By Rik Henderson

Sports brand Wilson is bringing its Connected American Football to the UK as of 1 January 2017 and we've had a play.The company announced the smart ball in the US at the start of the current NFL season and it is now ready to expand its roll out to select... Read more

This Tag Heuer Connected Android smartwatch will set you back almost $10K

This Tag Heuer Connected Android smartwatch will set you back almost $10K

By Rik Henderson

When we reviewed the Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch at the end of last year we were impressed with its abilities but highlighted its £1,100 price as a sticking point for many. Just imagine what we'd have said if we'd seen the rose gold version - the... Read more

Tesla Solar Roof will power your home and look good in the process

Tesla Solar Roof will power your home and look good in the process

By Rik Henderson

Popping a solar panel on your roof is a great way to generate free, sustainable energy for your home but there's one major drawback, it is often unsightly. Some councils even frown upon them.However, Tesla's latest concept would be approved of by anyone... Read more

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing

By Rik Henderson

Ever since we first caught a glimpse of Star Trek: Bridge Crew at E3 in June, we've been extremely excited by the communal VR game. And recently we got to spend a lot more time with it, playing in different crew member roles and trying to complete the... Read more

Nintendo NX is called... Nintendo Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer

Nintendo NX is called... Nintendo Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has posted its preview trailer for its new console and revealed that it will be called the Nintendo Switch.Like many suggested, the new console is a tablet like device that can be placed into a docking station connected to a TV or taken out and... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 alternatives: Best super-sized smartphones that won't explode

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 alternatives: Best super-sized smartphones that won't explode

By Rik Henderson

Could things get any worse for Samsung, at least its smartphone division?Right now, you'd have to say no. Not only did it have to issue a mass recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones globally, due to some handsets catching fire or even exploding, replacement... Read more

These stunning drone photos kick off 400ft Britain competition, can you do better?

These stunning drone photos kick off 400ft Britain competition, can you do better?

By Rik Henderson

VisitEngland and the Civil Aviation Authority have teamed for a photography competition to find the best aerial shots of the British countryside.Drone pilots are encouraged to take to the UK skies and grab amazing images of what makes Britain great, and... Read more

Cortana will soon be better at understanding English than you

Cortana will soon be better at understanding English than you

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft claims to have made a significant breakthrough in speech recognition that could result in a artificially intelligent assistant that is better at transcribing speech than a human being.Its latest research into conversational transcription has... Read more

Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar leads trio of new audio systems into wireless era

Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar leads trio of new audio systems into wireless era

By Rik Henderson

Bose is banking on Wi-Fi for its three new home cinema options, with the SoundTouch 300 soundbar leading the way.It has a small form factor, less than a metre long and just 57mm high, yet packs in a lot of speaker tech. There is the company's proprietary... Read more

Sony PlayStation VR can play Xbox One games... no, really

Sony PlayStation VR can play Xbox One games... no, really

By Rik Henderson

The PlayStation VR headset was officially released yesterday, Thursday 13 October, and users are generally very positive about its talents. Not only does it give a full-on virtual reality experience that usually costs much more - with headsets like the... Read more

Your next Apple Mac keyboard could look like this, with assignable keys

Your next Apple Mac keyboard could look like this, with assignable keys

By Rik Henderson

It has been rumoured for a while that Apple will be unveiling a refreshed MacBook Pro before the end of the year, which will feature an OLED strip that can be assigned tasks and keys as you see fit. However, that might not be the only device on the horizon... Read more

Leaked new HTC Vive controllers take design cues from Oculus Touch

Leaked new HTC Vive controllers take design cues from Oculus Touch

By Rik Henderson

Although the HTC Vive motion controllers are decent enough already, it seems that replacements are in the pipeline.A Valve development slide and hands-on pictures of the prototype controllers have leaked online and they seem to own a lot to the forthcoming... Read more

Huawei Mate 9 set to capitalise on Samsung's Note 7 woes with stunning curved screen

Huawei Mate 9 set to capitalise on Samsung's Note 7 woes with stunning curved screen

By Rik Henderson

Huawei will be unveiling its super-large screen flagship smartphone in Munich on 3 November and we now know what it looks like. And it couldn't be better timed considering the issues Samsung has had with the Note 7, leading to the Korean firm scrapping... Read more

Sony PlayStation VR: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PlayStation VR: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

First announced in 2014, under the codename Project Morpheus, PlayStation VR has finally arrived, just in time to be a hit this coming Christmas and could even be the definitive device in the explosion of virtual reality.Sony's virtual reality headset... Read more

Sony PlayStation VR launch line-up: Every game listed and best PSVR games revealed

Sony PlayStation VR launch line-up: Every game listed and best PSVR games revealed

By Rik Henderson

Usually, when a new gaming product launches there are only a handful of titles you can initially play. Apart from a brand new console, new platforms traditionally need to bed in properly before supporting games hit the market.Not so the Sony PlayStation... Read more

Sony PlayStation VR exposed: What you get in the PSVR box and what you still need to buy

Sony PlayStation VR exposed: What you get in the PSVR box and what you still need to buy

By Rik Henderson

We've had a fair while to wait since Sony first announced the PSVR headset - originally known as Project Morpheus - but it's now finally available. The virtual reality device hit stores on Thursday 13 October and we've been playing with one in the Pocket-lint... Read more

Sony PlayStation VR tips and tricks: How to solve PSVR problems and more

Sony PlayStation VR tips and tricks: How to solve PSVR problems and more

By Rik Henderson

The PSVR headset is finally upon us and we've been testing a consumer model in the last few weeks in order to bring you our in-depth Sony PlayStation VR review and features.During our play we've experienced some incredible games but also encountered... Read more

Sony PlayStation VR review: Virtual reality for the masses
4.0 stars

Sony PlayStation VR review: Virtual reality for the masses

By Rik Henderson

We can't count the amount of times someone has said 2016 would be the "year of VR", ourselves included if we're being honest, but we're 10 months in now and it's been anything but.Unavailability, price hikes and the reliance on expensive PC equipment... Read more

Microsoft HoloLens now available in the UK, if you've got almost £3,000 handy

Microsoft HoloLens now available in the UK, if you've got almost £3,000 handy

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is now taking pre-orders for its HoloLens augmented reality headset in the UK and a few other countries outside the US.You can order the headset through the Microsoft Store website in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the... Read more

You can try Sony PlayStation VR inside a giant headset

You can try Sony PlayStation VR inside a giant headset

By Rik Henderson

Sony's virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR, launches tomorrow, 13 October, and to celebrate a giant version has landed in London.Sited at Kings Cross station, the massive PSVR doubles as a demo room, where you can try out the regular-sized headset... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dead, bereft of life, it has ceased to be... it is an ex-smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dead, bereft of life, it has ceased to be... it is an ex-smartphone

By Rik Henderson

After reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphones also catching fire and exploding, Samsung has called it a day. It has announced that it is ceasing production of the device completely and will no longer sell stock that already exists.The Wall Street... Read more

Limited edition Doctor Strange Honor 8 phone will be up for grabs soon

Limited edition Doctor Strange Honor 8 phone will be up for grabs soon

By Rik Henderson

Honor has teamed with Marvel for a whole slew of Doctor Strange tie-ins, one of which being a limited edition version of the Honor 8.The Huawei-owned brand will be offering a special version of its Android phone with the "Eye of Agamotto" etched onto... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date revealed, not expected to be brought forward

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date revealed, not expected to be brought forward

By Rik Henderson

With the Note 7 saga seemingly never ending, Samsung will be looking to restore consumer trust with its next major phone launch. However, contrary to some reports, it is unlikely to be moving it closer, regardless of its current handset issues.Speculation... Read more

PayPal and Vodafone team to offer contactless payments from a PayPal account

PayPal and Vodafone team to offer contactless payments from a PayPal account

By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has been offering the ability for its customers to make contactless payments through Android phones for a while now, long before Android Pay made it over to the UK.Its Vodafone Wallet app has given users the ability to pay for items through Vodafone... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless review: Bluetooth without compromise
5.0 stars

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless review: Bluetooth without compromise

By Rik Henderson

How do you improve one of the best pair of headphones on the market? Make them wireless that's how.The Bowers & Wilkins P7 over-ears have been a favourite of ours since their release in 2013. They have held their own against many competitors in the over-ear... Read more

Kodak's having another stab at a smartphone, maybe high-end this time?

Kodak's having another stab at a smartphone, maybe high-end this time?

By Rik Henderson

Kodak is teasing a new smartphone it is planning to unveil on 20 October. And yep, you're probably thinking exactly the same as us when we first found out.The company has a Kodak Phones Twitter account and posted a picture of what looks to be a Kodak-branded... Read more

What is Westworld, when is it on TV and can you watch for free?

What is Westworld, when is it on TV and can you watch for free?

By Rik Henderson

It was mid-2014 when HBO announced that it would make a small screen adaptation of Westworld and although we've had a lengthy wait it's finally here.Most will fondly remember Michael Crichton's original film from the early 70s, with a robotic Yul Brynner... Read more

You can't have HDR on your PS4 and PSVR plugged in at the same time

You can't have HDR on your PS4 and PSVR plugged in at the same time

By Rik Henderson

Sony will finally release its virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR, next week, with pre-orders shipping and stores stocking the device from Thursday 13 October.We've been playing with one ourselves, with a full review to hit Pocket-lint very soon,... Read more

Sky Q adds split screen viewing to make football and F1 even more thrilling

Sky Q adds split screen viewing to make football and F1 even more thrilling

By Rik Henderson

Sports fans with a Sky Q box are in for a treat as there is a new feature that will help them enjoy tense action like never before.A Sports Split Screen mode makes great use of the Sky Q boxes' many tuners in order to present different ways to keep... Read more

Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion
4.5 stars

Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion

By Rik Henderson

When it comes to travelling, Bose has long been the headphones king. Its QuietComfort range, with active noise-cancellation (ANC), has improved flights and train rides immeasurably over the years.That's because the US firm's ANC technology is considered... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature headphones preview: For those serious about their music

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature headphones preview: For those serious about their music

By Rik Henderson

It was only a short while ago when Bowers & Wilkins unveiled the P7 Wireless, a wire-free version of its then flagship headphones and they are top quality - worthy of a premium tag for sure. However, the company has just gone one better. There are now... Read more

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support helps Xbox One S sales soar in September

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support helps Xbox One S sales soar in September

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is considerably winning the battle of the slimmed-down consoles. In September, the Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB models helped UK sales soar by 989 per cent week-on-week.Games industry trade paper MCV reports that GfK data shows Xbox One had 71... Read more

Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness tracker encourages your kids to keep active

Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness tracker encourages your kids to keep active

By Rik Henderson

Garmin has added a new activity tracker to its line-up, but this time it's strictly for kids.The Garmin Vivofit Jnr is a fitness tracker designed to encourage children aged from four to nine to keep active, with different fun-looking models that are durable... Read more

Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung's Tizen smartwatch OS

Huawei could ditch Android Wear for Samsung's Tizen smartwatch OS

By Rik Henderson

Huawei has rapidly become one of the top manufacturers of smartwatches over the last year or so and its always used Android Wear to run them.However, that could change with its next device. It is tipped to be switching to the Tizen OS that Samsung... Read more

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has released a video that shows the first 20 minutes of Gears of War 4, taking you through the opening prologue and its initial mission.Rod Ferguson and Matt Searcy from developer The Coalition play through the game's beginning, so you can... Read more

BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch hardware division, all phones to be made by third-parties in future

BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch hardware division, all phones to be made by third-parties in future

By Rik Henderson

It might not come as a surprise considering recent BlackBerry handsets have been OEM models made by third-parties, but the company has confirmed that it will no longer make hardware of any kind in-house going forward.As part of its second quarter financial... Read more

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

By Rik Henderson

YouTube has launched a version of its app designed specifically for users on slow data connections or with limiting data caps.YouTube Go has been developed initially for users in India but will then be rolled out wider after a testing period.It is designed... Read more

You'll finally be able to buy a blast-free, safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from 28 October

You'll finally be able to buy a blast-free, safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from 28 October

By Rik Henderson

Samsung will finally, officially sell the Galaxy Note 7 in the UK and Europe from 28 October, as long as safe shipments have arrived and all replacement devices have been issued by then.The company confirmed the new on-sale date in a press release sent... Read more

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

By Rik Henderson

When we last met AC Worldwide, we saw a couple of superb, Star Wars-licensed Bluetooth speakers in the shape of a Stormtrooper helmet and C-3PO's head respectively. We were also told at the time that they would soon be joined by Darth Vader and Master... Read more

BBC iPlayer will require BBC iD registration and account from early 2017

BBC iPlayer will require BBC iD registration and account from early 2017

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has confirmed that users of BBC iPlayer will be required to log into the service using their BBC iD accounts from early 2017.For many years, the service has been completely open and free-to-use and while the latter will continue - save for a Television... Read more