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15 reasons why Football Manager 2015 may be best game in the series yet

News Shopper:

10:45am Friday 10th October 2014

Football Manager 2015 will hit the streets on November 7 – and here are 15 reasons why this year’s instalment may be the best in the series yet.

Stat Chat: More children are getting their own tablet and going online

News Shopper:

6:30am Friday 10th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: How children are embracing technology.

Review: Fifa 15 - EA Sports wants us to feel the game but does the game feel our love?

News Shopper:

3:58pm Monday 6th October 2014

Fifa 15 could have got a straight red card in the first minute for the video game equivalent of a professional foul – or professional foul-up at least.

Fifa 15 scores early and often as it romps to victory

News Shopper:

1:31pm Friday 3rd October 2014

He shoots, he scores. Fifa 15 launches to huge fanfare and does not disappoint.

SIMS 4 review: What would Sylvester Stallone do?

News Shopper:

10:34am Friday 3rd October 2014

Do you know who looks like he has a fun life? Sylvester Stallone, that’s who. So when the Sims 4 arrived at the office, I decided to see what it would be like if Sly walked among us.

Top 5 EGX London highlights: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, Minecraft Hunger Games and more

News Shopper:

4:18pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Leighton Bellamore was our man at EGX, the new name for Eurogamer Expo.

Millwall and Charlton do their (mega)bit to beat cancer on FIFA 15

News Shopper:

11:45am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Millwall and Charlton are doing their (mega)bit to beat cancer, even in a computerised form.

PICTURED: Rio Ferdinand, Crystal Palace stars and Greenwich's Inbetweener at FIFA 15 launch

News Shopper:

12:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Premier League stars including Rio Ferdinand and a swarm of Crystal Palace players attended the star-studded launch of FIFA 15 yesterday.

Stat Chat: What do people think about driverless cars?

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6:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What people think about driverless cars.

PICTURES: Huge queues for launch of iPhone 6 at Bluewater and intu Bromley

News Shopper:

4:03pm Friday 19th September 2014

Hundreds of people queued outside Bluewater and intu Bromley shopping centres last night, as iPhone 6 fever gripped south east London and north Kent.

Stat Chat: Why are more women than men playing video games?

News Shopper: Women are playing games on mobiles

6:30am Friday 19th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Who’s playing video games?

Review: 10 things to like or not like about Destiny, the most expensive game ever

News Shopper:

4:54pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Whichever way you look at it, Destiny is a big game.

Grand Theft Auto V coming to next-gen in November with new content

News Shopper:

1:42pm Friday 12th September 2014

The epic open-world crime adventure Grand Theft Auto V and its creator Rockstar Games will be making their highly anticipated next-gen debuts just in time for Christmas.

Sales of PlayStation (PS4) pass one million in UK, Sony announces

News Shopper: The PS4 games console from Sony

1:09pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Sales of the PlayStation 4 games console have passed the one million mark in the UK.

Destiny: Our quick guide to most expensive video game ever made

News Shopper:

10:59am Tuesday 9th September 2014

The most expensive video game in history – and one of the most anticipated of all time – is finally available to players.

Stat Chat: Can you cope without your mobile phone?

News Shopper: A woman using a mobile phone

6:50am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Are we a bit too obsessed with our mobiles?

VIDEO: 'It's a joke' - Rio Ferdinand and other stars moan about their Fifa 15 stats

News Shopper:

11:10am Thursday 4th September 2014

We’re used to footballers moaning about their wages or spending too much time on the bench, but complaining about their stats in a video game? That’s a new one.

Millwall, Palace and Charlton snubbed as EA chooses Hazard and Messi for FIFA 15 cover

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4:47pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Sad news for fans of Palace, Millwall and Charlton – and everyone else except Chelsea – inexplicably none of your players made it onto the cover of FIFA 15.

Puzzlers jet into Croydon for world puzzle and Sudoku championships

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11:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Puzzlers from all over the world came to test their brainpower and puzzle solving skills against each other in Croydon.

VIDEO: E-cigarettes, social media and mobile phones - a guide to modern manners

News Shopper: Conversations should be private

11:17am Wednesday 20th August 2014

As well as bringing us together, modern technology also drives us apart tearing our hair out in frustration at other people’s inconsideration.

TECH REVIEW: Making tea by wi-fi with the iKettle

News Shopper:

2:28pm Friday 15th August 2014

Even within the last week, the amount of times I had to play rock-paper-scissors with my girlfriend to determine who would put the kettle on probably reached double figures.

Watch out, your social media accounts are under attack ... from your friends!

News Shopper: Twitter and Facebook offensive messages advice

6:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Never mind overseas criminals accessing your information, the biggest threat to your social media security could be closer to home.

Football Manager 2015 announced: Annual time-sink set for November release

News Shopper:

11:20am Friday 8th August 2014

If you can drag yourself away from all the transfer gossip for a minute, there’s another bit of summer football news you may be excited to hear about.

Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park to feature in FIFA 15

News Shopper:

4:27pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Evening FIFA sessions with your mates will be even better for Eagles fans come September when Selhurst Park debuts on FIFA 15.

VIDEO: UK's top entrepreneurs share their business secrets

News Shopper:

1:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Ever had a great idea you have wanted to turn into a business? This video with some of the nation’s top entrepreneurs will help.

Google Maps showing off 3D London

News Shopper: The Houses of Parliament as Google Maps launches 3D mapping of the capital city, using 45-degree aerial imagery.

12:17am Thursday 17th July 2014

The world can now explore London in greater detail from a computer screen, as Google Maps today launches 3D mapping of the capital city.

Google agrees contact lens deal

News Shopper: Google has announced a partnership with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis to develop a smart contact lens

2:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A smart contact lens that can monitor the glucose levels in the eye is a step closer to reality as Google has announced a partnership with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis to develop it.

Watch your TV - then roll it up

News Shopper: A flexible TV has been unveiled by LG

1:37pm Friday 11th July 2014

A flexible TV unveiled by LG could pave the way for a revolution in the way we watch and use screens - rolling them up and taking them with us in and out of the home.

Appy days for tech-savvy schoolboys

News Shopper:

3:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A team of innovative schoolboys won their category in a national tech-designing competition.

Passengers must keep phones charged

News Shopper: Air passengers must keep their phones charged when travelling to the US

3:39am Monday 7th July 2014

Air passengers flying to the United States will have to make sure their mobile phones and tablets are charged as part of increased precautions due to the threat of terrorist attacks.

REVIEWED: Samsung Gear 2 Neo smart watch

News Shopper:

10:28am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Had Desmond Llewelyn still been alive, I strongly suspect that he would have delivered the Samsung Galaxy Gear Neo 2 (£159) to me personally.

Facebook privacy response awaited

News Shopper: Almost 700,000 Facebook users had their news feeds secretly altered to study the impact of 'emotional contagion'

7:58am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Irish privacy chiefs are awaiting an explanation from Facebook over an alleged psychological experiment which recorded users' moods as news feeds on the social network were manipulated.

Head to Gina Conway Lifestyle Salon for a soothing new massage treatment

News Shopper: Gina Conway Lifestyle Salon and Spa in Wimbledon

6:10am Sunday 29th June 2014

Staff are now offering a new type of treatment called Marma Therapy at the Wimbledon branch.

Review: Democracy 3 - the game that lets you control the country

News Shopper: Democracy 3 is out for iPad after being an indie hit on PC

2:57pm Friday 27th June 2014

At one time or another each and every one of us will have claimed to be able to do a better job of running the country than the government.

Killswitch adoption gathering pace

News Shopper: Technology giants are stepping up smartphone security

11:08am Friday 20th June 2014

Google and Microsoft are to follow in the footsteps of rival smartphone makers Apple and Samsung and introduce a "killswitch" to their mobile phones that deactivate them if stolen.

Alarm clock 'gives low carbon tips'

News Shopper: Samuel Young's alarm clock tells you the best way to get to work by monitoring the weather conditions (University of Brighton/PA)

11:19am Wednesday 18th June 2014

An alarm clock which tells users the best way to get to work by monitoring the weather conditions has been developed to encourage low carbon travel.

Mayor bullish about tech job hopes

News Shopper: Boris Johnson has high hopes for London's tech industry.

12:15am Monday 16th June 2014

London's tech economy could grow by £12 billion over the next decade, creating 46,000 new jobs, new research claims.

Croydon 'needs free Wi-Fi in public places'

News Shopper: Croydon needs free public Wi-fi in public, according to the council's new cabinet member for economic development

11:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Coding classes in every primary school and free Wi-Fi in public places form part of ambitious plans to make Croydon one of Europe's key technology hubs. Do you agree? Have your say and vote in our poll

Huge TV sales expected on last weekend before World Cup

News Shopper: England stars including Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart sporting the new Nike kit

3:36pm Friday 6th June 2014

Technology shops are expecting a huge run on TVs in the last weekend before the World Cup.

Watch Dogs review: Seven things that are great about hacking thriller - and two that aren't

News Shopper: Watch Dogs from Ubisoft

3:20pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Watch Dogs is the biggest event in next-gen gaming since those swanky new consoles from Sony and Microsoft launched last year.

Instagram defends nudity policy

News Shopper: Scout Willis went topless on New York's streets in a protest over photo-sharing website Instagram

10:49am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Photo-sharing site Instagram has defended its rules on nudity after a daughter of Hollywood stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore staged a topless protest over the app's guidelines.

17 Britons held in 'malware' swoops

News Shopper: Seventeen Britons have been arrested in a worldwide probe into the use of malicious software

7:43am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Seventeen British men have been arrested in a global raid on people using malicious software designed to take over, control and steal information from personal computers.

Wimbledon student crowned 'Ultimate Pokémon expert'

News Shopper: Oliver Reilly, right, being congratulated by Johnny Vegas

5:30am Thursday 15th May 2014

Wimbledon A-Level student Oliver Reilly crowned Pokémon expert in competition

Legendary Linkee makes TV debut

News Shopper: The app: Finding a new market

2:00am Monday 12th May 2014

A trivia game invented in part by a Richmond entrepreneur, who turned down an offer from Duncan Bannatyne in the Dragons’ Den, has been turned into a TV gameshow.

Pupils reveal internet 'addiction'

News Shopper: High numbers of youngsters took gadgets such as laptops, tablets and smartphones to bed with them, the study said

12:15am Friday 9th May 2014

Many young people believe they could be addicted to using the internet, according to research.

Twitter 'outpaced by Facebook'

News Shopper: Twitter has surpassed 255 million active users

2:14pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

Social media giant Twitter has surpassed 255 million active users for the first time, but continues to struggle to keep pace with rival Facebook, according to quarterly figures released last night.

How Google has killed pub debate - and our trust in friends and family

News Shopper: Google revenue has risen to 16.86 billion dollars

6:00am Tuesday 29th April 2014

Google has not only killed the pub debate but also our trust in friends’ and family’s knowledge, according to research.

Review: Hitman GO (iPhone, iPad)

News Shopper: Review: Hitman GO (iPhone, iPad)

5:07pm Friday 25th April 2014

During breaks from playing the excellent Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft I’ve managed to find time to play the other big recent iOS release Hitman GO – and found it to be surprisingly good.

Fast and frantic football with few gimmicks: Review of EA's FIFA World Cup

News Shopper: Will England win the World Cup. . . they did on the game.

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The build up to a World Cup is always exciting and EA’s FIFA World Cup game only whets the appetite further.

Facebook changes messaging app

News Shopper: Facebook is changing the way its users send instant messages

10:18am Thursday 10th April 2014

Facebook is changing the way its users send instant messages, as the social network confirmed it was removing the feature from its main mobile app.






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