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Garmin Speak brings Alexa to your car, with turn-by-turn navigation

Garmin Speak brings Alexa to your car, with turn-by-turn navigation

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Garmin, the company once well-known for its GPS navigation devices but now dominates fitness wearables, just made an Alexa device.It has announced a new speaker that includes integration with Amazon’s assistant. It's not just another Alexa speaker,... >>

Google hid a custom image processor inside Pixel 2 and didn't turn it on

Google hid a custom image processor inside Pixel 2 and didn't turn it on

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Google just revealed a surprise, cool feature that is oddly still laying dormant in its latest Pixel 2 smartphones.Called the Pixel Visual Core, it is Google’s first custom system-on-a-chip (SOC) for consumer devices. The company described it as a "fully... >>

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... >>

ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen flip phone you might actually want

ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen flip phone you might actually want

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ZTE has a new device, and it's, um, interesting.Called the ZTE Axon M, it's basically a flip phone. But not the type some of you may you remember from the early 2000s. It's a full-featured Android smartphone with two full-size displays, which are connected... >>

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro UK pre-orders: Where can I get the new phones?

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro UK pre-orders: Where can I get the new phones?

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After months of rumours and leaks, Huawei has officially unveiled the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. The two phones are very similar in size: the Mate 10 has a 5.9-inch screen while the Mate 10 Pro has a 6-inch screen.  Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the smartphone... >>

Microsoft announces Surface Book 2, is two times more powerful than MacBook Pro

Microsoft announces Surface Book 2, is two times more powerful than MacBook Pro

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Microsoft has introduced the brand new Surface Book 2, two years after the Surface Book made its debut. Microsoft says the Surface Book 2 has been designed and developed "for the creators of the future" and is powerful enough to "fuel the next wave of... >>

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... >>

Volvo's Polestar performance division is releasing its first car, the Polestar 1

Volvo's Polestar performance division is releasing its first car, the Polestar 1

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Polestar, the performance company used by Volvo to soup up its cars, has announced it is splitting off as a standalone performance electric car brand. Polestar has said it will produce three cars from a new factory in China (due to be completed in mid-2018),... >>

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pre-order deals, prices and details

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pre-order deals, prices and details

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Google will soon release its 2017 smartphones in the shape of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.The Pixel 2 is a 5-inch handset while the larger of the two devices has a 6-inch screen. They both have the exact same features, including similar design,... >>

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... >>

Fossil launches new Q Neely and Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatches

Fossil launches new Q Neely and Q Jacqueline hybrid smartwatches

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Fossil has two new hybrid smartwatches, called Q Neely and Q Jacqueline, which are now smaller than ever. Described as being "tailored specifically to the female customer," these new additions to the Fossil Q line look like classic analogue watches,... >>

BBC launches iPlayer Radio app for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

BBC launches iPlayer Radio app for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

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The BBC has announced a brand new version of its iPlayer Radio app, designed specifically for use in the car when connected to an Android Auto or Apple CarPlay system. Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road Android Auto explored: Taking Google... >>

Xbox One Fall Update 2017 rolling out to your console now, here's what it adds

Xbox One Fall Update 2017 rolling out to your console now, here's what it adds

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After a beta roll-out to those on the Insiders programme in August, Microsoft is now updating all Xbox One consoles with the Fall Update. It adds a raft of new features, including the ability to completely customise your home screen, and if you haven't... >>

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9, says S Pen will be much improved

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9, says S Pen will be much improved

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After the proper model numbers for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked a few weeks ago, Samsung itself has confirmed there will be a Galaxy Note 9 in 2018. Speaking in an interview with Samsung Newsroom, Cue Kim and BJ Kang, both from Samsung's Global Product... >>

HTC to hold 2 November event, likely for HTC U11 Plus phone

HTC to hold 2 November event, likely for HTC U11 Plus phone

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There's another flagship phone coming this autumn.First, there was the Galaxy Note 8, then we had the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and just earlier this month, we got the Google Pixel 2. Now, HTC is introducing its entry. As spotted by Chinese site ITHome,... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 elite judges revealed: Industry pros to vote alongside you

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 elite judges revealed: Industry pros to vote alongside you

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners will be announced during a swish event in London on 14 November, but before we can hand out the 19 prized gongs for the best products of the year, we have to decide what they'll be.This year we've changed... >>

FIFA or PES: what kind of football gamer are you?

FIFA or PES: what kind of football gamer are you?

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The annual match-up between Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer and EA Sports’ FIFA is one of the games industry’s greatest rivalries. Which camp do you fall into? Barcelona versus Real Madrid. Ali versus Frazier. Arsenal versus Spurs. Hamilton versus... >>

Google Wifi now lets you block inappropriate sites to protect kids

Google Wifi now lets you block inappropriate sites to protect kids

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Google has updated Google Wifi with a new tool that gives you more control over the types of sites your kids can visit.The popular mesh Wi-Fi router system now offers a tool called Site Blocking. It is rolling out so that you can block more than eight... >>

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... >>

Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the smartphone set to shake-up the flagship elite

Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the smartphone set to shake-up the flagship elite

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It's been no secret that the Huawei Mate 10 was imminent - the Chinese maker has been teasing the big-screen flagship in various forms for weeks.What might come as a surprise, however, is that the Mate 10 won't be coming to the UK... only the Mate 10... >>

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... >>

Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

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Samsung has announced a new location-tracking accessory called the Connect Tag. Samsung claims it's the world's first consumer mobile product to use narrow band network technology.This technology connects to the Internet of Things via mobile data and... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 could feature depth-sensing facial recognition technology

Samsung Galaxy S9 could feature depth-sensing facial recognition technology

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It's a tale that feels as old as time itself; Samsung and Apple being in a constant battle to one-up each other to gain smartphone supremacy. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far? The latest rumour surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S9 suggests... >>

Watch the Huawei Mate 10 launch livestream right here

Watch the Huawei Mate 10 launch livestream right here

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Huawei is in the process of unveiling its next flagship smartphones, the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro, with the latter the one to come to the UK.You can find out more from the links below: Huawei Mate 10 Pro initial review: A flagship to take... >>

OnePlus 3 and 3T can now be updated with an Android 8.0 beta

OnePlus 3 and 3T can now be updated with an Android 8.0 beta

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OnePlus has announced that Android 8.0 Oreo is available to run in a beta mode on the OnePlus 3 and 3T through its Open Beta Program. OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference? The changes that will be available to take advantage of... >>

Canon G1 X Mark III is the first compact with an APS-C sensor and optical zoom

Canon G1 X Mark III is the first compact with an APS-C sensor and optical zoom

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It's been a long time coming, but Canon has finally unveiled the first compact camera with a DSLR-scale APS-C sensor size and an optical zoom lens. The PowerShot G1 X Mark III updates the range by making the sensor larger than the Mark II predecessor... >>

You can now control a Chromecast with Google Assistant on your phone

You can now control a Chromecast with Google Assistant on your phone

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Google Assistant just got more useful for mobile device owners.Google's digital assistant has always been able to control a Chromecast, but only from a Google Home speaker. Now, for the first time, Google Assistant on Android phones can do the same thing,... >>

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... >>

Medical marvels: How 3D printing is improving our lives

Medical marvels: How 3D printing is improving our lives

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3D printing is now offering everything from affordable prosthetics to replacement body parts. Discover the incredible and amazing ways that this new technology is changing lives for the better as we dive into the wonderful world of medical marvels. Discover... >>

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... >>

Samsung confirms development of Bixby 2.0, will be unveiled on 18 October

Samsung confirms development of Bixby 2.0, will be unveiled on 18 October

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Samsung has accepted that its Bixby voice-assistant hasn't quite received the positive reviews it expected. As a result, the company has appointed Chung Eui-suk, the American Vice Chief at Samsung Research to head up the service intelligence group at... >>

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... >>

"UK's fastest 4G Wi-Fi device" now available exclusively from EE

"UK's fastest 4G Wi-Fi device" now available exclusively from EE

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EE has announced that it has the UK exclusive for the Netgear Nighthawk M1 and calls it the country's "fastest 4G Wi-Fi device".It is available now, both online and in EE stores, and is capable of superfast speeds thanks to Cat 16 specification.Considering... >>

Apple predicted to favour Face ID over Touch ID for all future iPhones

Apple predicted to favour Face ID over Touch ID for all future iPhones

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When Apple revealed the iconic Touch ID home button had been removed on the iPhone X, it ushered in the most drastic design change since the iPhone launched in 2007. Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X: Release date, specs and everything you need to know... >>

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.... >>

Prepare for Virgin Hyperloop One as Branson invests heavily in future of travel

Prepare for Virgin Hyperloop One as Branson invests heavily in future of travel

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One of the world's richest men likes the idea of a hyperloop. A hyperloop is essentially a fast train. Elon Musk, who popularised the idea, calls it a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table". One company making this type of high-speed... >>

That white Essential Phone is now available to buy, ships next week

That white Essential Phone is now available to buy, ships next week

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No, Essential didn't forget about the white model of its phone.In fact, the company finally plans to start shipping the white model next week. It's begun sending emails out to people who preordered it, saying that the phone is ready and "will start shipping... >>

Google finally begins integrating Duo video calling into Android

Google finally begins integrating Duo video calling into Android

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Remember Duo?Last year, Google launched the video calling app, and now, it's integrating Duo directly into Android. According to a Google blog post, the company wants to roll out simpler video calling to Android users, so, going forward, they'll bein... >>

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... >>

Huawei Mate 10 Pro render and specs leak out, will run Android 8.0 Oreo

Huawei Mate 10 Pro render and specs leak out, will run Android 8.0 Oreo

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Believe it or not, there are more flagship phones in store for 2017.Huawei is preparing to launch its annual Mate flagship. And, thanks to VentureBeat's Evan Blass, we have a leaked render showing one model, codenamed Blanc. The current Mate lineup,... >>

Turn your Android phone into a Game Boy for £50, Smart Boy now available

Turn your Android phone into a Game Boy for £50, Smart Boy now available

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We've seen a few accessories for smartphones that either add joypad buttons or even turn your device into a mini arcade machine, but the Smart Boy, available via PQube in Europe, is best gaming add-on we've ever seen. It turns your Android smartphone... >>

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... >>