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Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2018

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2018

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ only hit shelves a few months ago but that doesn't stop speculation for their successors. As is always the way, as soon as one great device appears, there are always those wanting more. Here are all the rumours relating... >>

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference?

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference?

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Google announced two new flagship smartphones in the form of the Pixel and the Pixel XL at an event in October. The latter is the more exciting of the two devices, with a design that follows the trend of other 2017 flagship devices, such as the Samsung... >>

SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC memory card for under £60

SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC memory card for under £60

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Welcome to Pocket-lint deals of the day where we scour the internet to find you the very best deals that are available in the UK today.We will be regularly updating this page, so check back regularly to make sure you don't miss out on some of the best... >>

Incredible SIMO offer: 1.5GB data, 1000 minutes and texts for £5

Incredible SIMO offer: 1.5GB data, 1000 minutes and texts for £5

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Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Laptop

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Laptop

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It's that time of year again where the team here at Pocket-lint is gearing up ready for our annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, in association with EE. Our awards are now in their 14th year and with them will come 18 categories, each celebrating the amazing... >>

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Like Samsung and LG, Huawei also releases more than one flagship smartphone a year. Samsung's comes in the form of the Note series, LG's in the form of the V series and Huawei's in the form of the Mate series.The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are Huawei's latest... >>

Huawei Mate 10 vs Mate 10 Pro: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 10 vs Mate 10 Pro: What's the difference?

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After a year of ups (Honor 9) and downs (Huawei P10), Huawei has come out kicking and punching with its latest handsets, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.Although the entry Mate 10 won't be coming to UK Shores - it's Mate 10 Pro only in Blighty, boys and gals... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Tablet / 2-in-1

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Tablet / 2-in-1

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 14th year and as usual, we have been and will continue to, deliver features detailing the nominees within each of the 18 categories.This is the sixth of those features, following on from best... >>

36 incredible visions of futuristic space stations from our past

36 incredible visions of futuristic space stations from our past

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Mankind has long held a fascination with living beyond the confines of our own planet. While some simply dream, NASA commissioned research and studies into the future of our efforts in space. Over the years, NASA has been responsible for a number of... >>

What is Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

What is Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

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Elon Musk has started the building revolution for a new train system.Dubbed Hyperloop, it will allow you to get from London to Edinburgh or LA to San Francisco in under 30 minutes. But what is it and how does it work? Good questions. Musk has likened... >>

Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cases: Protect your new Google smartphone

Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cases: Protect your new Google smartphone

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The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature lovely designs with solid aluminium bodies and glass detailing on the rear. Both are IP67 water and dust resistant and both offer front-facing stereo speakers.The Pixel 2 XL is the more exciting of the two in... >>

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

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Google announced two new Pixel phones at its event on 4 October. The two new smartphones were revealed alongside a new Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, new Daydream and a new Pixelbook.Naturally, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL differ in physical size... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Mid-Range Smartphone

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Mid-Range Smartphone

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to games and cameras.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over the... >>

Best VPN services 2017: Top PureVPN alternatives

Best VPN services 2017: Top PureVPN alternatives

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VPNs, or virtual private networks, are becoming more popular as a means to keep internet browsing private and access services that may be region locked, as well as help people hide away from the more malicious parts of the internet.In normal internet... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: What's the story so far?

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may have only launched a couple of months ago, but if you thought that would stop rumours circulating for the Galaxy Note 9, you were wrong. Yes, they have already started, albeit only a few, but they have started nonetheless.... >>

Razer's first smartphone: What's the story so far?

Razer's first smartphone: What's the story so far?

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Did you know Razer is making a smartphone?The 12-year-old company has been hardcore teasing us this past summer. Most recently, it invited the media to a press event in November, when it will most likely make the handset official. The smartphone market... >>

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

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There is an amazing line-up of TV shows and series coming our way soon on streaming services and some crackers that have just started to appear. New episodes of Star Trek Discovery are released each week and Mr Robot season 3 has begun at last. Hurrah!Then,... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartphone

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartphone

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November for the 14th year, celebrating the best devices over the last 12 months across 18 categories. The categories span phones, tablets and games to cameras, smarthome and cars... >>

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Long before the Nokia 8 was launched, there was a lot of talk of there being two flagship handsets. Some went as far as saying that the Nokia 8 was going to launch in two sizes which didn't happen: we were given one Nokia 8 and the rumour cycle was reset. But... >>

How to create Amazon Alexa voice profiles so it can recognise you

How to create Amazon Alexa voice profiles so it can recognise you

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Amazon's Alexa platform is catching up to Google Assistant, with the ability to recognise individual voices.Google Home can personlise Google Assistant responses to a specific person in your household. So, if your husband asks it for a calendar briefing,... >>

Oculus Connect 4: What happened and how to re-watch the keynote

Oculus Connect 4: What happened and how to re-watch the keynote

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Oculus VR's annual developers conference has kicked offThe event's keynote usually features notable Oculus figureheads, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. However, Oculus itself has faced a tough year, as its founder, Palmer Luckey, was pushed out... >>

Mindkoo UniCat wireless headphones are probably the coolest headphones you can buy your kids this Christmas

Mindkoo UniCat wireless headphones are probably the coolest headphones you can buy your kids this Christmas

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If you have kids, around about this time of year, you're going to start getting requests for all the cool toys and gadgets they're wanting to place on their Christmas lists. If you're wanting an inexpensive pair of cool, child-friendly headphones, the... >>

Next Apple iPad Pro: What's the story so far?

Next Apple iPad Pro: What's the story so far?

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The latest Apple iPhones have now been announced and are now available to buy, with the exception of the premium iPhone X model that will arrive at the beginning of November. With the phones out of the way though, the spotlight has turned to the next... >>

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

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Amazon announced the first Kindle in 2007 and since then we have seen eight generations go by. The most recently announced is the new Kindle Oasis and it heads the current line-up of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage.All four Kindles... >>

Best Compact Camera 2017: EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees

Best Compact Camera 2017: EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees

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The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will take place in the middle of November, celebrating the best devices across a number of categories including games, smartphones, cars and cameras.There are 18 main categories this year, along with a Fast Award... >>

SNES Classic Mini stock reports: Is the Nintendo retro console back in stock?

SNES Classic Mini stock reports: Is the Nintendo retro console back in stock?

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After the SNES Classic Mini console pre-order round, it has been a devil to get hold of the machine unless you happened to get your order in early doors. And by early, we mean within the first 30 seconds or so of pre-orders opening.The good news is that... >>

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

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Amazon's Fire tablets continue to offer a popular alternative to the iPad, and with the choices of Android tablets reducing over the past few years, the Fire family has offered affordable tablets that do just about everything you need. But with three... >>

What is Tamagotchi, how has it changed, and why is it back?

What is Tamagotchi, how has it changed, and why is it back?

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Ah, the 90s.It's the decade of chokers, Game Boy, beepers, and Tamagotchi. Sure, we forgot to feed them occasionally, but there was no digital pet better than these, which were first released by Bandai in Japan in 1996. Within six months, they became... >>

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

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When it comes to action cameras, GoPro isn't the only company to turn to in this day and age. However, it could be argued that it's still the best all-round experience for both professional video makers and the average consumer. GoPro offers an array... >>

Five reasons to get a VPN: From Pay-Per-View boxing to native language surfing

Five reasons to get a VPN: From Pay-Per-View boxing to native language surfing

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VPN services have become such essential without which today’s internet user cannot survive. While there are many reasons to opt for a streaming VPN, the main reason is the requirement of data and online identity protection. A VPN protects users from... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Interchangeable Lens Camera

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Interchangeable Lens Camera

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The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us, which means in just over a month we will be celebrating the best devices across a number of categories including smartphones, cars, VR and cameras.There are 18 main categories this year,... >>

Fantastic Pixel 2 photos show how good this camera will be

Fantastic Pixel 2 photos show how good this camera will be

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When Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it shouted loudly about its camera performance. Taking a clear swipe at Apple and the Portrait mode introduced with iOS 11 on the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus, Google said the Pixel 2 smartphones could... >>

42 terrific and terrifying Tinder profiles

42 terrific and terrifying Tinder profiles

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Finding the perfect partner can be tricky, more so when you stray into the murky world of online dating. But help is at hand with this collection of ultra-honest, utterly extroverted and often terrifying Tinder users.Whether or not these people managed... >>

Best movies to look forward to in 2017 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers

Best movies to look forward to in 2017 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers

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We're rapidly heading towards the holiday season - yipes. That means the blockbuster hits are once again coming thick and fast. And then, of course, there's 2018, which is already looking like a cinematic cracker.There are returns for some much-loved... >>

The best Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys to buy

The best Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys to buy

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming this December.Whether you are a fan of the Empire or the Resistance, there are a number of cool things to buy and do this year including Star Wars-themed coding classes at Apple, an augmented reality game to earn special... >>

Google Assistant has a hidden male voice: Here's how to enable it

Google Assistant has a hidden male voice: Here's how to enable it

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Google Assistant has a female voice, by default. You can change it.To be fair: Most tech companies give their monolithic voice-activated digital assistants female voices at launch, rather than male ones. And while that makes it seem like they are actively... >>

39 bonkers smart products that you don't need or do you?

39 bonkers smart products that you don't need or do you?

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Every month a range of new smart home technologies are released to help improve our lives. Companies are obsessed with the new fad of making everything and anything Wi-Fi connected or smart in one way or another. While there's something to be said for... >>

Windows Phone: 10 moments that defined the life and death of Microsoft's mobile platform

Windows Phone: 10 moments that defined the life and death of Microsoft's mobile platform

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Windows Phone is officially over. Microsoft has finally admitted defeat in its battle against Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms.It won't be releasing any new versions of its Windows 10 Mobile software, nor will it release new hardware.... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Game

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Game

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to games and fitness trackers.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over... >>

Google Home Max vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home: What's the difference?

Google Home Max vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home: What's the difference?

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After releasing a lone Home smart speaker in 2016, Google added two new products to the mix in 2017 in the form of the Home Mini and the Home Max.While they may all have Google Assistant built in meaning they can carry out the same tasks, they have very... >>

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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Amazon released the original Amazon Echo in 2015 as an all-in-one speaker and assistant with Amazon Alexa voice control. This device has since been joined by a family of Echo devices, as well as a replacement to the 2015 model in the all-new Echo and... >>

Audi A8 with AI: How Audi Traffic Jam Pilot autonomous driving tech works

Audi A8 with AI: How Audi Traffic Jam Pilot autonomous driving tech works

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Anyone who is tuned into the news or has the faintest interest in cars will know that self-driving automobiles are very much on the way."Shock, horror, gasp," we hear you cry. And for good reason, too, because a robot will soon be trundling you up and... >>

9 Alexa skills that make use of the Amazon Echo Show's display

9 Alexa skills that make use of the Amazon Echo Show's display

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So, you own an Amazon Echo Show, and now you want to take full advantage of that cool display. No problem.Well, there is one small problem: Amazon launched the Echo Show in the US months ago, and now you can get it in the UK, but most of the third-party... >>

How to set up and play music on multiple Amazon Echo devices

How to set up and play music on multiple Amazon Echo devices

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Amazon's Echo devices now support multi-room audio.Technically, Amazon is calling the new feature 'multi-room music', but it works similarly; you can use the feature to play music across multiple Alexa-enabled devices in your home at the same time. But... >>

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase

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Multi-room speaker options are plentiful to say the least, with Denon, Samsung, LG and Bluesound all offering their own solutions. If you are reading this feature however, chances are you have opted for Sonos.Unlike some of the newer additions to the... >>

GoPro Hero6 Black: Sample video, release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Hero6 Black: Sample video, release date, specs and everything you need to know

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GoPro is back with a brand new take on a classic camera. The Hero series has been the go-to action camera for a few years now and, while it looks the same as last year, the Hero 6 Black packs a serious punch. It takes better photos, shoots better video... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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Google has taken on Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana with its own voice assistant: Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it to Google Home,... >>

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television

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A year or so ago, buying a 4K TV might not have crossed your mind. Content wasn't readily available, prices were high and the technology was only in its early stages.However, just 12 months later everything has changed. If you're in the market for a new... >>