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Video Games

Sony announce the Playstation 4 Pro and November 2016 release date

When news of the upgraded Xbox One (the rather grandly-named Project Scorpio) dropped at E3 this year, there was one question on the lips of every Sony fan; where the bobbins is the Playstation Neo? The Neo was the codename given to the potential...

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#TechTuesday: Sony @ E3 2016

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Centre for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from rather humble...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Sony seek to redefine television

Having already (arguably) conquered the world's of home entertainment, gaming and films (though what with the recent hacks that last one comes with a pretty major caveat), Sony are branching out into TV broadcasting (or at least an approximation of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Sony and relentlessGENERATOR celebrate Ghostbusters 30th anniversary

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the seminal 80's comedy-horror classic “Ghostbusters,” the digital marketing and eCommerce solutions provider, 'relentlessGENERATOR' have signed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment to create...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Microsoft and Sony go head to head at Gamescom 2014

Yesterday at Gamescom, the annual gaming convention which is currently taking place at the the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Microsoft and Sony laid out their cards for the coming fiscal year for their respective gaming...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

The blue shells and the bob-ombs of Gamescom 2017

Gamescom is, to all intents and purposes, very much the sexier, more refined European cousin to E3’s bold, brash American convention. If E3 is a Michael Bay movie (all big bucks, explosions and exposition), then Gamescom, which wrapped up this week...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Who Won E3 2017?

Last week, the gaming industry descended on the Los Angeles Convention Centre to show off their wares, swap war stories and make the wallets of gamers everywhere quiver in fear. E3 2017 was not exactly a banner year for the expo, with precious few of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Gravity Road – D&AD D&AD has appointed the London-based creative agency Gravity Road as its editorial partner for the D&AD Festival and Awards. As D&AD looks to become a broader platform for championing creativity, it will work with Gravity Road...

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TMW Unlimited ask if technology is ruining holiday sex

To test the theory that an addiction to technology (smartphones particularly) is the reason sex on holidays often does't live up to the expectations of modern couples, Durex has launched a social experiment, devised by TMW Unlimited, which tears...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Self-lacing shoes are the next 'thing' Nike has unveiled a new trainer with self-tying laces. Called the “HyperAdapt 1.0,” the actually rather swanky-looking sneakers will be available to buy in time for Christmas 2016, and use a more...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Apple News of the Week Apple’s design team is reportedly planning to ditch pens and sketchbooks in favour of the iPad and the recently released Apple Pencil according to the company’s chief design officer Sir Jony Ive. The Apple Pencil...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Buddy is the robot you always wanted Buddy is a crowd-sourced robot that you shouldn't let your kids research, because they'll want one and it's NOT cheap. The Johnny 5/Wall-E hybrid is a family friendly robot helper that has aspirations beyond...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Apple iPhone 6S images leaked? Days after Apple accidentally leaked images of their new iPods, images of the tech giant's next iPhone (the iPhone 6s) have hit the internet. The photos cite a “Proven” Apple source, and show that the new...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech: E3 2015 Special

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from humble beginnings to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Amazon Sources familiar with both companies have been suggesting this week that Amazon has shelled out between $50 and $70 million for a deal to secure Crytek's CryEngine game engine. The engine has been used to power the Far Cry and Crysis...

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Technology

Netflix world domination plans continue apace

If you've yet to climb aboard the Netflix bandwagon then it's probably for one of three reasons:- You simply don't watch enough TV/Movies to warrant the subscription. You're using a friend or family member's account and don't see the point in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

CES 2015: The 60 second phone charger and more

The 60 second phone charger Storedot Flash Battery As convenient and powerful as smartphones have become, recharging them can be a monumental hassle. Indeed, there are few smartphones currently on the market that can make it through a day without...

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Technology

The best of Press Day at CES 2015

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas only opened to the public today, but it held a special day for the press yesterday (January 6) where many exciting products and developments were announced. Here I'll be examining some of the most...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

The gamers nightmare before (and after) Christmas

If you unwrapped and unboxed a brand spanking new Playstation 4 or Xbox One console on Christmas morning, only to be met with a barrage of error messages and broken dreams, you were certainly not the only one. Indeed, both Sony's Playstation Network...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Sony find new ways to play in China Sony is launching its Playstation 4 console in China early next year on the 11th of January 2015, closely following arch rivals Microsoft, who launched their own Xbox One console in October; the first console to...

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Entertainment

SoundCloud posts significant 2013 losses

The online music sharing platform SoundCloud has proven to be one of the great online musical success stories of the last few years, with an average of around 175 million users signing into the site to listen to and share their own music every month....

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News

Is 'AdBlock' software unfair to the advertising industry?

You know 'Mozilla', don't you? The people who make the Firefox web browser? Well, it turns out they also make a thing called 'AdBlock Plus'. And, if you're using it, you're getting right up the noses of some advertising big-wigs. For the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Unbreakable: the arrival of flexible smartphone screens

Picture it: the first day of our two-week holiday in Italy. My wife pulls out a map from the depths of her bag and inadvertently pulls out her iPhone, which is caught in one of its folds, at the same time. In one of those slo-mo “noooo!”...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Is necessity really the mother of invention?

by Ashley Morrison. I wouldn't say I'm a gadget freak by any stretch of the imagination, but I do like some techie stuff that usefully enhances my life while being fun to play with. I spent an inordinate amount of time choosing my latest mobile - a...

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TBWA help Playstation reconnect with its sporty roots in France

Despite its identity as a gaming brand, PlayStation is a brand that's always been actively involved in the world of sports, and the brand wanted to reaffirm its commitment this year by signing a three year partnership with the prestigious French...

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Features

Spotlight: Ben&Brian

"We genuinely love what we do - as long as we can inject some good creative thinking, we're happy." Creativepool meets Ben Stainlay and Brian Jefferson - better known as wonderful wordsmiths Ben&Brian - to talk cross-platform creativity,...

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Advertising

Why customers are the new competition

Brands need to be authentic and transparent in today’s modern media landscape in order to engage customers and get closer to audiences. As technology continues to disrupt the market, the likes of Spotify, Amazon and Netflix are changing the...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Sherwood Forest, The Guardian Weekly and more

Sherwood Forest by Cafeteria Sherwood Forest in the UK has rebranded with new work from Sheffield-based design studio Cafeteria and Birmingham-based illustrator Tom Woolley. The assets include new branding, website, print and advertising...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Pablo Pablo continues to gather momentum with the recruitment of Harriet Knight, from Ogilvy as Head of Account Management; and Marcus Eley, from Grey as Head of Production. Tim Doust, founding Partner of FCB Inferno, will also join as Non-executive...

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Top Hires of the Week

CULT The independent digital agency, CULT has announced its appointment of Matt Watson as Executive Creative Director. Previously, a creative director at Digitas UK and SapientNitro. Since Cat Turner and Bridey Lipscombe opened its doors in 2012,...

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Top Hires of the Week

180LA 180LA announces that two new teams will be joining the agency, bolstering a highly regarded creative group. Copywriter Will Sands, previously at Deutsch and AKQA, will partner with Art Director Robison Mattei. Prior to joining the team at 180,...

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Top Hires of the Week

Sonic Union NYC-based audio studio Sonic Union announces the addition of composer/experiential sound designer/mixer Rob Ballingall. Working out of both its Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Rob offers his talents in music and audio post, with...

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