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Zizo Black Friday deals: Get 50 per cent off all cases

Zizo Black Friday deals: Get 50 per cent off all cases

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Smartphone case manufacturer Zizo is offering 50 per cent off all its cases in the run up to Black Friday.Considered one of the toughest range of cases on the market, the Bolt, Ion, and Static are all 50 per cent off their usual RRP in the run up to Black... >>

Best Black Friday UK laptop deals: Acer, Asus, Lenovo and more

Best Black Friday UK laptop deals: Acer, Asus, Lenovo and more

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Black Friday may not officially take place until the 24 November, but that hasn't stopped retailers starting deals early. As with previous years, there are loads of savings on laptops, netbooks and notebooks to be had – so plenty of opportunity to... >>

Apple HomePod: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple HomePod: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Apple used its keynote at WWDC in June 2017 to announce a range of updates and evolutions, but the most exciting product to be unveiled at the time was the HomePod.Apple HomePod sees Apple looking to change how you listen to music, again, jumping on... >>

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker delayed until "early 2018"

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker delayed until "early 2018"

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Apple announced its own music system to rival Google Home, Amazon Echo and Sonos back in June, in the form of the HomePod speaker. And at the time claimed that it would be released in the US and UK this December.It has, however, now announced a delay... >>

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 hasn't stopped 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... >>

Xbox One S now under £200 with two free games, including Star Wars Battlefront 2

Xbox One S now under £200 with two free games, including Star Wars Battlefront 2

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We'll be covering all the major Black Friday deals here on Pocket-lint up to and beyond 24 November, but one particularly deal has particularly stood out - especially if you're looking to get yourself a games console this Christmas.Amazon.co.uk, and several... >>

Apple iPhone 2018: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 2018: What's the story so far?

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Apple announced three iPhones in September 2017 in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus followed the traditional iPhone design, while the iPhone X shook things up a little.What does that mean for next year's... >>

What is Black Friday and what are the best UK Black Friday deals?

What is Black Friday and what are the best UK Black Friday deals?

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Black Friday has become a worldwide phenomenon. Coupled with Cyber Monday, Black Friday offers incredible deals from multiple retailers online and in-store. The main action happens on just one day, but there are plenty of bargains to be had on the build-up... >>

Best UK Black Friday games deals: PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo bargains

Best UK Black Friday games deals: PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo bargains

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Soon it will be time for Black Friday and then Cyber Monday will be upon us, so there will be plenty of time to snag many a games bargain. And not only can you get the best games for peanuts, you can get yourself a shiny new console for a song.That's... >>

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

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The Kindle reader is one of the most popular choices for ebook reading, letting you read your favourite books on a digital device, without the drawbacks that come with using a tablet or smartphone.Not only is the Kindle power efficient, meaning it will... >>

Best Black Friday UK smartwatch deals: Apple, Samsung, Fossil and other smartwatches at great prices

Best Black Friday UK smartwatch deals: Apple, Samsung, Fossil and other smartwatches at great prices

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With Black Friday fast approaching, online retailers are already starting to roll out the offers, so there are plenty of smartwatch deals to be had.With a range of smartwatches being produced by various manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, Pebble... >>

Best Black Friday UK smart home deals: Huge Echo, Google Home, Hive and Nest discounts

Best Black Friday UK smart home deals: Huge Echo, Google Home, Hive and Nest discounts

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is brilliant news for anyone looking to make their home smarter with the latest technology but for less than it would cost you the rest of the year.The deals have started early in 2017, with some major discounts on... >>

Best Black Friday UK phone deals: Huawei, Nokia and HTC sales

Best Black Friday UK phone deals: Huawei, Nokia and HTC sales

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There's no doubt that the smartphone is king. It's probably the device that you use the most, covet the most and pay the most for, on a regular basis. With Black Friday 2017 already getting underway for many phone retailers already, there's the chance... >>

Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: What Google Home speaker should you buy?

Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: What Google Home speaker should you buy?

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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. The first two - Google Home and Google Home Mini - have had prices slashed for Black Friday to compete... >>

Best Black Friday UK tablet deals: Amazon Fire, Huawei, Lenovo and Acer tablet bargains

Best Black Friday UK tablet deals: Amazon Fire, Huawei, Lenovo and Acer tablet bargains

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With Christmas coming up fast, sales season is picking up the pace, especially as Black Friday is upon us.There's no better time to snaffle a quality Christmas present for a loved one or even yourself, and why not a shiny new tablet?Plenty of the online... >>

Best Black Friday 2017 UK camera deals: DSLR, compact, mirrorless and action camera bargains

Best Black Friday 2017 UK camera deals: DSLR, compact, mirrorless and action camera bargains

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Black Friday falls on 24 November 2017 and will offer a great chance to snap - geddit? - some camera deals at a cut of the usual price.So whether you're looking for a compact, mirrorless or DSLR camera, we'll be updating this page to bring together the... >>

Amazon Black Friday sales have started, amazing tech deals to be had right now

Amazon Black Friday sales have started, amazing tech deals to be had right now

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Amazon has started its Black Friday deals event. There are thousands of products available on its dedicated UK Black Friday pages with some amazing discounts on TVs, games consoles, games, smart home devices and many more tech items.An Xbox One S with... >>

Best Black Friday UK TV deals: 4K, HDR, OLED TVs and more

Best Black Friday UK TV deals: 4K, HDR, OLED TVs and more

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Black Friday is on the horizon, which means TV deals. Whether you're looking to get yourself a new TV for Christmas, or if you're more interested in the greatest TV for the 2018 World Cup, then Black Friday is the time to buy.Black Friday officially... >>

Best Black Friday UK fitness tracker deals: Polar, Samsung and more

Best Black Friday UK fitness tracker deals: Polar, Samsung and more

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Black Friday has turned into the biggest shopping day of the year with loads of deals running through to Cyber Monday so you can save yourself a packet in the run-up to Christmas.With fitness trackers and sports watches being top of the list for many... >>

Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made with the longest battery range

Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made with the longest battery range

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Electric car manufacturer Tesla has unveiled the Roadster, successor to the company's first ever production car. When the new two-seater officially launches, the Roadster will break several records, including being the first production car to accelerate... >>

Best Black Friday deals: Moto G5 Plus for under £200

Best Black Friday deals: Moto G5 Plus for under £200

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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... >>

Paribus: How to easily find out if stores owe you a refund

Paribus: How to easily find out if stores owe you a refund

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Have you ever bought an item and then discovered that the store later discounted it?It's an annoying problem for most consumers. We all like a good deal, and we all like to get cash back, especially if it takes little to no effort. But, it's not easy... >>

What is Facebook Creator and what can you do with it?

What is Facebook Creator and what can you do with it?

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Facebook is going all in on video.The social network has been focusing hardcore on video lately, with a big push into live video broadcasts, 360-degree videos, stories, auto-playing clips in the news feed, as well as the launch of a dedicated place to... >>

Facebook Trust Indicators: What are they and can they stop fake news?

Facebook Trust Indicators: What are they and can they stop fake news?

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Fake news is an international crisis.The issues surrounding fake news are complex: first, you have world leaders using the term "fake news" as a way to deligitamise all media coverage of their regimes, and then there is the widespread sharing of misinformation,... >>

Does your iPhone X not work in the cold? Then grab this update now

Does your iPhone X not work in the cold? Then grab this update now

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Apple has pushed out a new iOS update to fix a weird iPhone X quirk.The update, called iOS 11.1.2, is the seventh official update to Apple's iOS 11 mobile operating system. It arrives about one week after Apple released another iOS 11 update to correct... >>

OnePlus 5T pre-orders now available from O2, other sales begin 21 November

OnePlus 5T pre-orders now available from O2, other sales begin 21 November

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The OnePlus 5T is now official, but the best part of the news surrounding this launch is that pre-orders for the new device opened up as soon as the launch event finished - including in the UK. The OnePlus 5T takes over from where the OnePlus 5 left... >>

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced an upgrade to its OnePlus 5 smartphone. The new device, called the OnePlus 5T, is available to pre-order as of 16 November, five months after the original 2017 flagship from the company.We've compared its specs to the OnePlus... >>

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced another smartphone at an event in New York on 16 November in the form of the OnePlus 5T. Rumours for the new device increased from zero to multiple in a matter of days earlier in the month but now everything is official.How does it... >>

OnePlus 5T: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

OnePlus 5T: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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It's official: OnePlus has launched another smartphone in 2017 and it's called the OnePlus 5T. The new device is an update to the OnePlus 5, just like the OnePlus 3T was to the OnePlus 3, but rather than a hardware upgrade, the OnePlus 5T sees a design... >>

OnePlus 5T officially unveiled, complete with facial recognition and a 6-inch screen

OnePlus 5T officially unveiled, complete with facial recognition and a 6-inch screen

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OnePlus’ follow up to the OnePlus 5 is officially here. Just like last year, the disruptive tech company has launched a “T” version of its 2017 flagship. From the front, it looks like a brand new series, but on the whole, there’s not a massive... >>

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced the OnePlus 5T, its second flagship smartphone of 2017. The new device offers very similar hardware to the OnePlus 5, but it brings with it a 18:9 aspect ratio display, putting it in the same playing field as the likes of the Samsung... >>

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its second 2017 flagship, the OnePlus 5T, which will be available to pre-order from 16 November and on sale from 21 November.The new handset offers the same hardware as its predecessor, the OnePlus 5, but it brings an 18:9 aspect... >>

Best UK SIM-only: 12GB data SIM for £13

Best UK SIM-only: 12GB data SIM for £13

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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... >>

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals

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Ah, 'tis the season again. The season of Christmas sales!This year's sale season begins on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US) and extends to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US), and it's when companies and retailers... >>

Xbox One buying tips: How to get the best Black Friday Xbox One S and Xbox One X deals

Xbox One buying tips: How to get the best Black Friday Xbox One S and Xbox One X deals

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It's an exciting time for Microsoft and, specifically, the Xbox team. Not only is Christmas hurtling towards us, and therefore an ideal opportunity to entice more gamers with cheap Xbox One S deals, the Xbox One X only recently launched - the machine... >>

Amazing Echo bargains! New Amazon Echo slashed to £69, Echo Dot is a mere £34

Amazing Echo bargains! New Amazon Echo slashed to £69, Echo Dot is a mere £34

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Black Friday is coming and that means one thing: massive discounts online and in stores, especially in technology and gadgets. If you've been hankering for an Amazon Echo, now is your time to buy, as Amazon has knocked 22 per cent off the price of the... >>

Amazon Echo Show: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Amazon Echo Show: Release date, price and everything you need to know

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Amazon has an extensive range of Echo devices. All of them can respond to voice commands, control smart home products and answer questions, but the Echo Show is a little different.It's the only Echo Device with a touchscreen display, and ushers in some... >>

Netgear adds Circle from Disney parental controls to its routers

Netgear adds Circle from Disney parental controls to its routers

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We tested the Circle with Disney system in the summer and loved the way it can control a whole family's internet usage simply. Clearly, so does Netgear. It is adding the user-friendly parental control tech to its routers and Wi-Fi devices.It will initially... >>

Honor V10 with bezel-less screen to launch in China on 28 November. Global launch to follow?

Honor V10 with bezel-less screen to launch in China on 28 November. Global launch to follow?

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Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, has confirmed it will be launching a new V10 smartphone in China on 28 November. While the company, who recently won the Pocket-lint Award for best mid-range phone in the Honor 9, hasn't revealed any details about the phone,... >>

How can I watch the OnePlus 5T launch event online?

How can I watch the OnePlus 5T launch event online?

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OnePlus has announced when it will unveil its latest flagship smartphone.The company will introduce the new OnePlus 5T in Brooklyn, New York on 16 November. Like most smartphone unveilings, you will be able to tune into the keynote address and see the... >>

Google Home price slashed by £50 for Black Friday, across loads of retailers

Google Home price slashed by £50 for Black Friday, across loads of retailers

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Google has made the surprise move of slashing the price of Google Home and the Google Home Mini as we ramp up towards Black Friday.The huge discount to Google Home brings the price in line with Amazon's new second-gen Echo, while the new Google Home Mini... >>

Motorola's latest Moto Mod is a Polaroid printer for your phone

Motorola's latest Moto Mod is a Polaroid printer for your phone

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Motorola has a new Moto Mod: the Polaroid Insta-Share Printer.Motorola has a handful of modular attachments for its Moto Z smartphone line. These attachments, dubbed Moto Mods, expand the functionality of a phone. In this case, the Polaroid Insta-Share... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 set for early-2018 reveal?

Samsung Galaxy S9 set for early-2018 reveal?

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Samsung may launch the Galaxy S9 flagship earlier in the year in 2018 than the S8, according to Twitter user Ricciolo1, who has been accurate with leaks and predictions in the past. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What’s the story so far?  Not only does... >>

Geneva Touring/xS is a Bluetooth speaker with style and substance

Geneva Touring/xS is a Bluetooth speaker with style and substance

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Geneva Lab has unveiled the latest and smallest addition to its Touring range of portable wireless speakers and radios. The Touring/xS is, as its name suggests, extra small and so misses out on radio functionality to work solely as a wireless speaker.... >>

Fossil unveils the Q Control, its first water-resistant smartwatch with heart rate monitor

Fossil unveils the Q Control, its first water-resistant smartwatch with heart rate monitor

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Fossil has announced the Q Control, a brand new smartwatch and fitness tracker that has a couple of firsts for the company. It's the first of Fossil's watches to come with a built-in optical heart rate sensor and a water-resistant case, making it ideal... >>

Amazon Echo vs Echo 2 vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Echo 2 vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

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Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point, spanning smart speakers, video devices and new Alexa Gadgets.The Echo family of products has grown rapidly over the last couple of years, with a flurry of new devices announced in September 2017 to add to... >>

John Lewis and Google bring Moz the Monster to life with interactive storybook

John Lewis and Google bring Moz the Monster to life with interactive storybook

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To coincide with the debut of Moz the Monster, the star of John Lewis' Christmas campaign, the retail giant has released a storybook for children. The story reveals how Moz is discovered by a young boy named Joe, hiding under his bed. The book, and Moz,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 may be bundled with AKG Bluetooth buds

Samsung Galaxy S9 may be bundled with AKG Bluetooth buds

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We're still a fair few months away from the Samsung Galaxy S9 official launch - which we expect to be towards the end of March - but the rumours keep coming. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far? The latest comes from Twitter user IceUniverse -... >>

Currys Black Friday deals include £800 off 55-inch LG OLED TV, £20 off Amazon Echo and loads more

Currys Black Friday deals include £800 off 55-inch LG OLED TV, £20 off Amazon Echo and loads more

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Currys PC World has started its Black Friday event early by announcing a number of "Why Wait?" deals available in store and online before Black Friday officially takes place on Friday 24 November.The retailer guarantees deal prices on the selected products... >>

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 in pictures

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 in pictures

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This year's EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards was the best yet, and here are the pictures to prove it. Announced during a lush ceremony at Church House, Westminster, with support from sponsors EE, Honor, Sky News Swipe and MSN, those rewarded represent the... >>