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Xbox One digital TV tuner coming in October

Xbox One owners in Europe will soon be able to ditch their separate digital set-top box, if they have one. Microsoft has announced that from October, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will be available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The company says that the tuner will provide users with an over-the-air digital terrestrial TV experience through …

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Stuart O'ConnorXbox One digital TV tuner coming in October
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Apple TV beta gets an iOS 7-style makeover

Apple has released a new beta version of its Apple TV platform, and its look borrows heavily from the design of iOS 7. As you can see from the image above, the redesign sees a new emphasis on colours with flatter, less-glossy icons and a slightly simpler design that reflects iOS 7 on the iPhone and iPad. The on-screen fonts …

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Stuart O'ConnorApple TV beta gets an iOS 7-style makeover
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Chip-maker giving away ‘free’ smartphone speakers

Are you more interested in spending your hard-earned cash on junk food than on buying new technology? Well, here comes an offer that could be right up your street. Almost-potato chip-maker Pringles has released a limited edition speaker that people can send away for when they buy two promotional cans of its product. To get speakers, Pringles buyers need to …

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Stuart O'ConnorChip-maker giving away ‘free’ smartphone speakers
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Nokia on maneuvers as it advertises new jobs in consumer business

We reported the other day on some mysterious job adverts that suggested that Nokia may be down, but not out of the consumer products business. Now further adverts are pointing towards what the future could have in store. Nokia Power User has spotted an advert for a head of marketing under Nokia’s “HERE” brand (which clearly it didn’t sell to …

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James O'MalleyNokia on maneuvers as it advertises new jobs in consumer business
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Sony gives up on e-readers after ten years

Sony has confirmed that it is not planning to release any more e-readers – ten years after pioneering the reading format. Long before we had the Kindle, we had the Sony Librie, which was released way back in 2004. The device had an e-ink display, but lacked the featured that made the Kindle a real success like a built in …

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James O'MalleySony gives up on e-readers after ten years
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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

It’s something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and found UK consumers pay more …

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Stuart O'ConnorRip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology
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Now you can buy a Star Trek Phaser Universal Remote Control

Online retailer Firebox has just put on sale a Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser, that can be used not for shooting aliens, but for changing the channel. Unfortunately the press release has already done the best pun available: “Turn it up, Scotty”. The replica, which will be officially unveiled next week at San Diego Comic-Con looks the part because …

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James O'MalleyNow you can buy a Star Trek Phaser Universal Remote Control
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Raspberry Pi gets an upgrade: “B+” model launched

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an upgrade to its super cheap computer, bringing more connectivity and better power consumption. Raspberry Pi may not look like much, but it has taken the world by storm, and is making computing more accessible to everyone. The Pi is a fully functioning computer, with all of the components and hardware stripped down to …

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James O'MalleyRaspberry Pi gets an upgrade: “B+” model launched
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Now you can literally give a flying f***

You might have previously said that you don’t can’t give a flying f**, but now you’ve no excuse. Check out this new radio controlled helicopter that is literally… a flying f***. (We’re censoring in case you’re restricted by a swear-filter.) Whilst the helicopter, which at only around $40 (USD) won’t be challenging the DJI Phantom 2 but it is a …

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Why British plugs are the best plugs

Ever wondered why British plugs are the best in the world? Okay, so maybe not – but you’ve probably noticed they’re very different from those found in the rest of the world. Tom Scott has posted this great video to YouTube explaining why – check it out:

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James O'MalleyWhy British plugs are the best plugs