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Xbox Live Gold gets a bit more expensive next month

By | April 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Xbox Live Gold is going to cost that little bit more from next month, according to emails sent out to UK subscribers, in order to "address changing market conditions".

Current Xbox Live Gold subscribers were alerted to the small price changes, which increase £5.99 per month subscriptions to £6.99, quarterly £14.99 subscriptions to £17.99, and annual £39.99 to a total £49.99.

Any Xbox One S or Xbox One X owners signing up to the service anew will be able to avoid the increase before May 8, when the new prices come into effect – while current regular subscribers won't see the change come in until August 7.… Read the full article

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Nintendo Switch finally gets controller with a headphone jack

By | April 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Nintendo Switch is finally getting a third-party controller with a headphone jack.

Although it's officially licensed by Nintendo, the Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio Wired Controller is developed by PDP, which manufacturers a host of different Switch accessories, Switch travel cases, and controllers. 

Set to release this summer, the wired controller has a 10-foot USB cable for connecting to your Switch dock, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack for attaching a gaming headset or pair of wired headphones. 

Though the Nintendo Switch already has a 3.5mm jack on the console itself, neither the Joy-Cons, Joy-Con grip, or Pro controller have an option for wired audio.… Read the full article

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Borderlands 3 launches in September – as an Epic Games Store exclusive

By | April 3rd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Borderlands 3, the highly-anticipated sandbox shooter from Gearbox Software, finally has a release date – and it's landing on September 13 this year

The official Borderlands 3 Twitter account formally announced the date for the shooter, which is launching on Xbox One, PS4, and PC – though the PC version will be an Epic Games Store exclusive for the first six months on sale, before also landing on Steam.

It's now available to pre-order from the Borderlands website, with a special 'Gold Weapons Skins Pack' for those who do.… Read the full article

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Netflix’s next interactive series lets you kill Bear Grylls

By | March 29th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Could you survive in the wilderness? Netflix is letting its viewers put their survival skills to the test in its next crack at interactive television, this time featuring the celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls.

The show, named You Vs. Wild, looks like a spin-off of Grylls' Man Vs. Wild – which saw him face the dangers of nature with nothing but a camera crew (and probably various unseen safety measures) to look after him.

Launching on April 10, You Vs.… Read the full article

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Cyberpunk 2077 developer has big plans for E3 2019

By | March 28th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Cyberpunk 2077 is going to have a big presence at E3 2019, if recent comments from developer CD Projekt Red are anything to go by.

The highly-anticipated title – an open-world sci-fi dystopian from the creators of the Witcher games – currently has no release date, and could be arriving anywhere between late 2019 and 2021.

That uncertainty, however, hasn't stopped CD Projekt Red showing off their dynamic open-world game to the world so far.… Read the full article

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Apple may finally be getting a handle on games

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Can Apple really be a home for games? Apple certainly hopes so. 

During a high-profile launch event on March 25 – with announcements covering everything from an Apple credit card to the Apple TV+ streaming service – Apple unveiled its own take on the future of gaming, Apple Arcade.

Apple Arcade is effectively a subscription service for accessing quality iOS games on your iPhone, iPad, Macbook and Apple TV devices.

Sure, the App Store has a lot of games already, but Apple is hoping that a mix of new, exclusive games and well-curated titles, all playable for a catch-all subscription fee, will make Apple Arcade a hub worth visiting over competing platforms – or even consoles.… Read the full article

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Google forms advisory council to keep AI on the straight and narrow

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Terrified of artificial intelligence taking over the world? Google hears your concerns. The tech giant is setting up an advisory committee, one that will effectively serve to interrogate Google's decisions as a developer of futuristic AI technology.

Named the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (or ATEAC), the council will advise on the "responsible use and development" of AI within Google – a company involved in numerous applications for machine learning and the 'smart' handling of user data.

The debate around the ethics of AI is a heated one, with academics and consumers alike fearful of making technology that outstrips our ability to control it. 

Both Elon Musk and the late Stephen Hawking have spoken of AI as more an existential threat to mankind than nuclear weapons – and Google's own foray into military contracts show that the two threats may not be too distinct from each other in the future.… Read the full article

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Oprah Winfrey resurrects her Book Club… for iOS

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Oprah Winfrey is apparently coming to iOS, with a new book club format exclusively for Apple devices.

Winfrey was a surprise guest at the end of Apple's launch event on March 25, closing an eclectic list of announcements covering everything from a video game subscription service (Apple Arcade) to the formal unveiling of the Apple TV+ streaming platform.

Speaking to the crowd, Winfrey stressed the importance of 'listening' to one another, and praised Apple's global device network for its ability to connect users to each other – but followed up with a teasing reference of 'Oprah's Book Club', the regular literary segment on the Oprah Winfrey Show that ceased back in 2011.… Read the full article

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How VR made me a better football player

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

For those of us that aren’t naturally gifted athletes, playing our favourite sports in VR can be the closest we get to imitating professional-level football, rugby, or cricket players.

Like the FIFA, NFL, or golfing video games on modern PS4 and Xbox One consoles, VR sports experiences offer an avenue to sporting achievements – that don’t involve getting up at the crack of dawn for gruelling interval training.

But the spatial element in virtual reality, and the way it’s increasingly able to track the motion, speed, and location of our limbs, could make VR a useful training and diagnostics tool for professional users as well as casual gamers.… Read the full article

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LG TV lineup 2019: every LG TV model coming this year

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Will 2019 be the year of OLED TVs? LG certainly thinks so – with the company's own organic LED panel technology making up 20% of their portfolio this year.

It's a year marked by collaboration, as seen in the Alexa and Google Assistant support coming to new LG ThinQ smart TVs in 2019 and the Airplay 2 support coming by way of Apple, allowing streaming of iTunes movies and TV shows. 

There's also be a host of visual enhancements with the new Alpha A9 (Gen.… Read the full article

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