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Samsung has such a fondness for tablets it's sometimes hard to keep up. The recently announced Galaxy Tab S, 8.4- and 10.5-inch Android slates stand out from the crowd as Samsung's newest flagship line, and the company said today they'll arrive in the UK on July 4th (aka next Friday). Both models,...

June 25th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Sky has begun to inform Xbox 360 owners who watch TV on their console via the Sky Go app that come the end of July, they'll need to start paying for the privilege. Sky Go is free to anyone with a subscription to the satellite TV service, and allows you to use your smartphone, tablet, computer or c...

June 23rd 2014 at 8:50am 0 Comments
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Sky's explored almost every way of serving up TV and film possible, but today it becomes a true movie retailer for the first time. The new "Buy & Keep" store Sky announced at the beginning of the month is now live, so anyone with a Sky+HD box can buy and download movies to own forever. They wo...

April 23rd 2014 at 5:25am 0 Comments
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We couldn't tell you why, say, Samsung believes the word "Galaxy" means anything when it's attached to almost every product, but branding can often miss its mark. Apparently, Sky's been taking flak over the name of its entertainment channel bundles, on the basis they're "not clear enough." Thus, t...

April 15th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Not wanting to be left behind by networks across the pond, Sky's been pulling out all of the stops to broadcast big-budget TV shows at the same time as its American counterparts. Following the season four premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones, which saw 538,000 viewers opt to return to Westeros way pa...

April 8th 2014 at 9:46am 0 Comments
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When Sky and BT started attacking each other, we had imagined that the conflict would soon fizzle out. After all, the last time we saw a media heavyweight go up against the Haus of Murdoch, the only survivor was a stuffed monkey. This time, however, BT's billion-pound gambles on sport, mobile and...

January 20th 2014 at 9:38am 0 Comments
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As it turns out, Sky isn't prepared to sit and watch while its business gets trashed by Google and chums. To get in on the targeted-advertising game, the broadcaster is launching a new platform on its UK set-top boxes, called AdSmart. The system works by sending a library of clips direct to your S...

January 15th 2014 at 7:42am 0 Comments
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Nothing tests a stiff upper lip like a next-gen console launch. Having already been spooked by inaccurate pricing on the PlayStation Network, some Brits are now discovering that the Xbox One's heavily promoted TV functions aren't readily compatible with their set-top boxes. Whether on Freeview, Vi...

November 27th 2013 at 9:57am 0 Comments
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Sky's super-cheap Now TV streamer is losing its online exclusivity and is heading to the UK High Street. From today, the set-top box is available at Argos, Curry's and PC World, with John Lewis set to follow in the coming weeks. Sky is also expanding how customers enjoy its content with new bundle...

October 16th 2013 at 8:43am 0 Comments