• Samsung has released a statement that it will be releasing a firmware update this summer that will stop its TVs from automatically switching their HDMI inputs. This will be particularly welcome for Nintendo Switch users as the feature changes to the input that the Switch is using, even when the Switch is in sleep mode. Users have reported that their viewing is being interrupted by TVs randomly switching to the Switch’s inactive input, and showing a blank screen. This has led to much frustration,
    Nintendo Switch should stop annoyingly switching your TV's inputs soon

  • There’s a new version of Sony’s Digital Paper tablet that comes with an improved screen and a better interface than the versions that come before it. Sony’s new version includes a 13-inch 1650 x 2200 resolution screen that offers up 206 pixels-per-inch. Sony has also improved the touchscreen layer for the latest release, which should give you better note taking and annotation features. This should make it the ultimate digital notepad that won’t die as quickly as an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil
    Sony’s new Digital Paper e-ink tablet may be the ultimate notepad

  • It’s early days for Kodi 18 Leia, but stay tuned over the coming months for all the latest news about the media player’s new features. Kodi 18 Leia release dateKodi 18 Leia has only just entered beta, with no official release date on the horizon. It’s not all bad news, as a beta version of Kodi 18 Leia is already available. Kodi 18 Leia confirmed featuresWith Kodi 18 only just in beta, the list of new features isn’t huge at the moment. Kodi 18 Leia SkinKodi updated the skin from Confluence to Es
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  • Details are slowly being revealed for the upcoming OnePlus 5, and the latest is the confirmation of the phone packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The announcement was made on Qualcomm’s Twitter, as the firm let the world know that the new OnePlus flagship will have its most powerful chip under the hood. #OnePlus5 is coming soon and we couldn’t be more excited that it’s powered by #Snapdragon 835. We also know the phone will be called the OnePlus 5, not the OnePlus 4, and it’ll launch some
    OnePlus 5 will have flagship power as Snapdragon 835 confirmed

  • Getting it in well ahead of Computex 2017 festivities in Taipei, Taiwan starting May 30, Acer has unveiled its next affordable gaming laptop, the Acer Nitro 5. If you’re confused by the string of words “affordable gaming laptop,” just look to winners like the Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming. However, those flashy outtake vents have a purpose: Acer’s Coolboost technology is inside this laptop. With Acer getting into this affordable gaming laptop, erm, game among so many others, we’re bound to see Nvidia
    Acer’s new Nitro 5 is its next mobile PC gaming machine for the masses

  • Seemingly a fan of computing devices both massive and miniature, Acer has revealed the next version of its Acer Spin 1 convertible laptop ahead of Computex 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan starting May 30. The 2-in-1 laptop is aimed to be a mobile companion for creative types. A just-fine 4GB of memory will be accompanied by your choice of 32, 64 or 128GB of eMMC solid-state storage. Acer has designed the Spin 1 to work with its long-running Acer Active Stylus accessory, though the Spin 1 will not come wi
    Acer Spin 1 is a tiny 2-in-1 laptop aimed to be creatives’ sidekick

  • Although there isn’t any official announcement from Apple, an invisible sale has carved a swathe through some of the App Store’s bigger gaming titles for iOS, dropping a bunch of them to $0.99/£0.99/AU$1.49, and some even coming free. We’ve scrounged together a list of 12 of the more popular and well-regarded iOS games below. It’s worth noting that not all of these offers are available in every region — and many of the discounts don’t specify an end date — so double-check the price before you pu
    Heads up, iOS gamers: Dozens of great titles are currently on sale for just $0.99

  • With its first trailer kicking off by revisiting the fun 2015 hack that saw Netflix running on a 30-year-old Nintendo console, Netflix’s animated Castlevania series immediately aims to appeal to our nostalgia for the classic video game franchise. Thankfully, it also looks like the show is going to do right by fans, with the brief teaser trailer, titled ‘Vengeance’, featuring all the whip-cracking, blood-spurting, levitating vampire action we’ve come to expect from something based on Castlevania.
    First trailer for Netflix’s Castlevania series delivers crackin' whips and thirsty vamps

  • The Walking DeadThe Walking Dead has been reanimated more times than the zombies that harangue the group of survivors we have all come to know and love. Where to get it: NetflixSeasons available: 5You should also be watching… Fear the Walking DeadWith Season Six of Walking Dead coming to an end with a thump, you can still get your undead helping with Fear The Walking Dead – a show that tries its hardest to be more than a spin-off. Where to watch it: NetflixSeasons available: 5Scream: The TV Se
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  • MSI might be known for producing some of the smallest gaming desktops like the Trident 3 and VR-One Backpack PC, but at Computex 2017 it’s bringing out a big mid-tower system. The Infinite A is part of MSI’s new gaming desktop lineup designed to for gamers who “want infinite possibilities to play the way they want” – read: space for upgrades. Through MSI, the Infinite A can be fully loaded with an Intel Core i7-7700 processor and an Nvidia GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM). The only limiting factor see
    MSI goes big with its latest gaming desktop

  • Microsoft has announced the debut lineup of titles available for Xbox Game Pass — a Netflix-style subscription program featuring a slew of games from both the Xbox One and Xbox 360’s history. What sets Xbox Game Pass apart from services like PlayStation Now and Nvidia’s GeForce Now is that games are downloaded rather than streamed, meaning higher fidelity and none of the lag that beaming games over the internet can sometimes present. Subscribers to Xbox Live’s premium Gold tier can try Xbox Game
    10 must-download games coming to Xbox Game Pass

  • “That said, we continue to sell and support the Xperia X and X Compact smartphones in the US. Premium Standard phones include 2016’s Xperia X and Xperia X Compact, devices with lower (but not lowest) prices and not-quite-premium, not-quite-budget specs. If the category sounds half-baked, the resulting phones were just that; we found in our Xperia X review the phone didn’t fit into any camp and lacked key features, while we outright recommended you buy the Xperia Z5 Compact over the X Compact. We
    Sony shift: Xperia X and Xperia X Compact to be axed [Update]

  • Amaaazing.” This is what game director Jeff Kaplan promises with year two of Overwatch, delivered like an action movie sizzle reel. In celebration of Overwatch’s first birthday, we sat down with Kaplan to talk about, well, a number of things. That was our goal with Overwatch,“ Kaplan says. For instance, Symmetra, one of the game’s characters, can choose between two different options for her ultimate. “It was a fundamental part of the core game design of Overwatch to not have that type of system.
    Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan on how his team built a future worth fighting for

  • UPDATE: We now have official UK and AU pricing for the DJI Spark – find out how much it costs below. To that end, DJI is putting a big bet on its smallest and easiest to control drone yet with the Spark. Although the DJI Spark comes with a controller, you practically don’t need it, thanks to its intuitive gesture controls. The DJI Spark comes with all same smart obstacle collision technology as its bigger Mavic Pro brother and then some with two GPS/GLONASS radios, as well as infrared cameras. T
    DJI Spark is a mini drone everyone can fly

  • Intel is pushing hard to make sure Thunderbolt 3 is the future of wired connectivity, announcing an aim to bring the ports to laptops everywhere through integrating Thunderbolt 3 with future processors. Better yet, the firm plans to fully release the protocol spec for the industry at large to work with, dropping royalty charges. Intel foresees a world in which all ports on a laptop can be the same: namely Thunderbolt 3, with its inherent flexibility – offering data transfer, power and video sign
    Intel has a grand plan to bring Thunderbolt 3 ports to every laptop

  • The new Nokia 3310 has taken a bit of a beating in a number of online reviews. The new Nokia 3310 had already done its job before it hit a store shelf, let alone before the first one was actually bought. If this phone was called anything other than the Nokia 3310, we at TechRadar wouldn’t have given it a moment’s thought. And now people are thinking Nokia, they can be directed towards HMD’s new smartphone trio – the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. As far as the Nokia 3310 goes though, it can take
    It doesn’t matter if you hate the new Nokia 3310, it’s already done its job

  • The new Samsung Gear 360 finally has a US release date: tomorrow, May 25. Samsung’s retooled 360-degree camera that’s perfect for creating videos that you can watch in VR via the Samsung Gear VR will debut online and in stores across America at $229, which is considerably less than its $349 predecessor launched at. Better yet, if you’ve been holding out on picking up the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, you can pick up the Gear 360 in the same purchase for just $49. This promotion wi
    The Samsung Gear 360 launches tomorrow for an attractive price

  • Original story continues below…Xbox has announced a brand new gaming subscription service called Xbox Games Pass that will give users access to a library of over 100 games for a monthly fee. Set to launch this Spring, the service will have a large catalogue of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles that will change every month in a similar manner to Netflix. Unlike Netflix, though, the service won’t stream the games. As a result of fans expressing concern over unreliable internet connections, Microsoft
    New Xbox Games Pass is like 'Netflix for games' done right and it's coming in June

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    Best lenses for portraits: 5 sensibly priced options tested

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