We love it when the stuff of sci-fi makes its way into the real world, and that means this week has been particularly cheery: we can pretend to be Master Chief, start saving for our driverless cars and prepare for mind-blowing Mac screens.
She has a Halo
Microsoft's Cortana, the clever virtual assistant, is finally available in the UK - sort of. As James Rogerson reports, "Cortana is now here for those that want it. But don't pull out the party poppers yet." Cortana is still a developer preview, so getting hold of her may void your warranty and cause a Covenant invasion.
Cortana isn't the only futuristic tech coming to the UK. Driverless cars are coming too. The UK's Department of Transport is reviewing the law to ensure that self-driving cars can be tested on UK roads, and the first ones should be trundling around early next year.
PS Now allows players to stream games to their PS4 with around 100 PS3 titles to pick from. The lack of PS4 backwards compatibility sparked a lot of frustration when the console was announced, so this will appease those disgruntled players. Read more
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In this tit-for-tat console war, it's little surprise that moments after Microsoft announced the Xbox One will get 3D Blu-ray support, Sony has revealed the same feature for PS4. 3D Blu-ray support is set to land with the 1.75 update next week. Read more
The Amazon Fire Phone has finally arrived, and leading up to its debut we've already voiced our opinions about the device. Our initial thoughts included the fact that this might just be a portal to all things Amazon, and that its Firefly and Dynamic Perspective gimmicks are exactly that. Read more
Even though the zoom range is the clear star of the show, what really shines about the Canon SX510 HS is its flexibility. Pictures are of good quality and although images get a little noisy at higher sensitivity settings, details are retained fairly well.
The EOS M packs in plenty of impressive features, not least an 18mp APS-C sized CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 processor, a good quality Full HD movie mode with the added bonus of Continuous AF available while shooting, and a very responsive touchscreen. And you can save £100 when you buy it from Argos today.
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