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Fujifilm X-T100 combines powerful photo skills and retro looks in an affordable package
Fujifilm X-T100 combines powerful photo skills and retro looks in an affordable package By Max Langridge

Fujifilm has announced the X-T100 as the latest addition to its ever-growing X-series of mirrorless cameras, combining retro looks and a lightweight body, with a high-quality image sensor and some trickle-down technology from its flagship siblings, it... Read more

HTC U12+ official wallpapers revealed, which is your favourite?
HTC U12+ official wallpapers revealed, which is your favourite? By Max Langridge

HTC has officially launched the U12+, complete with quad cameras, some powerful innards and a gorgeous design. One of the standout features is its 6-inch Quad HD+ display, which is both large and offers plenty of detail. HTC U12+ specs, release date and... Read more

Honor sells 1 million Honor 10 handsets, the mid-range is alive and kicking
Honor sells 1 million Honor 10 handsets, the mid-range is alive and kicking By Max Langridge

Honor only launched the Honor 10 in China on 27 April, before receiving its global launch on 16 May at an event in London, but in that short space of time, the Huawei sub-brand has sold more than one million units. That's an impressive feat for a company... Read more

How to watch Acer's 2018 Global Press Conference online
How to watch Acer's 2018 Global Press Conference online By Max Langridge

Acer is holding its annual global press conference tomorrow, 23 May from Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center, New York, USA. We expect to see some big announcements from the Taiwanese company, covering PC, laptop and gaming devices.There haven't been... Read more

Amazing Apple deal: AirPods with 20% off, now £127.20
Amazing Apple deal: AirPods with 20% off, now £127.20 By Max Langridge

It’s rare for Apple products to be discounted, so when they are, it’s well worth snapping them up before the deal expires.Thats why O2’s current offer of 2 per cent off all accessories, meaning you can get a set of Apple AirPods for £127.20, is... Read more

Sony says PlayStation 4 is nearing end of life
Sony says PlayStation 4 is nearing end of life By Max Langridge

Sony PlayStation CEO John Kodera says the PS4, which has sold close to 80 million units, is nearing the end of its life cycle five years after it launched. Kodera made the comment at Sony Corporate's recent strategy meeting, which lets investors know... Read more

Razer Blade gaming laptop is back, thinner and more powerful than ever
Razer Blade gaming laptop is back, thinner and more powerful than ever By Max Langridge

Gaming company Razer has announced the Blade, which lays claim to being the world's smallest 15.6-inch gaming laptop. It's the successor to the Blade released in 2015 and in that time the gaming laptop has gone on a bit of a diet. The bezels around the... Read more

Bezel-less and notch-free Google Pixel 3 leaked in Android P?
Bezel-less and notch-free Google Pixel 3 leaked in Android P? By Max Langridge

Google may have just leaked the design of the upcoming Pixel 3 smartphone within its latest Android P beta, and boy does it look not gorgeous, not to mention ambitious. Google Pixel 3 specs, release date, news and rumours Android P release date, rumours,... Read more

Techtastic deals: Save 20% on all refurbished tech at MusicMagpie
Techtastic deals: Save 20% on all refurbished tech at MusicMagpie By Max Langridge

MusicMagpie isn't just a website where you can sell your unwanted games, CDs and tech, but you can buy all kinds of tech there too. Everything from phones to tablets, games consoles to e-readers, you can get it all. And now for a limited time MusicMagpie... Read more

LG Q7 gets flagship features in a mid-range device
LG Q7 gets flagship features in a mid-range device By Max Langridge

LG has announced the Q7, Q7+ and Q7a as updates to the Q6 range that debuted last year. LG introduced the Q-series for the first time in 2017, giving it some trickle down features from the flagship G6, but at a more affordable price. LG G7 ThinQ specs,... Read more

Tesla Model 3 Performance model announced, 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds
Tesla Model 3 Performance model announced, 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds By Max Langridge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced a new Performance version of the Model 3, along with an AWD option, both of which significantly improve the base model's speed and range. AWD refers to Tesla's dual motor drivetrain, which sees one motor at the front... Read more

Bixby 2.0 confirmed to launch with Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Bixby 2.0 confirmed to launch with Samsung Galaxy Note 9 By Max Langridge

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is likely due to launch in August, with a release following in September. While the exact date isn't confirmed, Samsung has confirmed that whenever it does, it will bring with it the second generation of Bixby.  Samsung Galaxy... Read more

Apple's cheaper HomePod may carry Beats branding
Apple's cheaper HomePod may carry Beats branding By Max Langridge

Apple is still allegedly planning a cheaper version of its Siri-powered HomePod speaker and when it does launch, it may carry Beats branding, at least that's according to a report from Apple's supply chain, via Chinese site Sina. Apple HomePod: Everything... Read more

Best USB-C headphones: Best 'phones for Android devices
Best USB-C headphones: Best 'phones for Android devices By Max Langridge

Following Apple's decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone, some Android phone manufacturers have followed suit and opted for USB-C audio instead. The USB Implementers Forum was recently founded, and published an Audio Device 3.0 specification that... Read more

How to Watch the Royal Wedding on TV and online in the UK and US
How to Watch the Royal Wedding on TV and online in the UK and US By Max Langridge

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place this Saturday 19 May at St. George's Chapel in Windsor and is set to be one of the biggest televised events of the year.If you're not planning on heading to Windsor to join the crowds, and... Read more

Polk's Command Bar with Alexa control is coming to the UK
Polk's Command Bar with Alexa control is coming to the UK By Max Langridge

First talked up at CES 2018 Polk Audio has now announced its Command Bar for the UK and you will be able to pick it up later in the Summer for £349 from Amazon as well as Argos and Richer Sounds. It's the first soundbar with Amazon Alexa built-in... Read more

Broadband Bargains: Save over £380 on TalkTalk 24 month broadband
Broadband Bargains: Save over £380 on TalkTalk 24 month broadband By Max Langridge

Broadband provider TalkTalk has announced a flash sale running from today, 18 May - 31 May, with discounts to be had on its Fast Broadband and Faster Fibre Broadband packages. Customers who sign up to either of the tariffs can save up to £383.25 compared... Read more

Sennheiser launches CX Sport Bluetooth in-ears with fast charging support
Sennheiser launches CX Sport Bluetooth in-ears with fast charging support By Max Langridge

German audio brand Sennheiser has announced the CX Sport, it's latest pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones, which as the name suggests are designed for those who like to move.  7 best running headphones 2018: Top fitness headphones for running or the... Read more

What is YouTube Music? YouTube's new music streaming service explained
What is YouTube Music? YouTube's new music streaming service explained By Max Langridge

YouTube has tried its hand at a music streaming service a couple of times already, but they failed to make a real impact against the clout of Spotify and Apple Music. Now though, YouTube is back with YouTube Music, which on paper at least appears to be... Read more

Como Audio SpeakEasy combines Google Assistant smarts with hi-fi sound quality
Como Audio SpeakEasy combines Google Assistant smarts with hi-fi sound quality By Max Langridge

American audio manufacturer Como Audio - which recently launched its first multi-room system in the UK - is back with its take on the smart home speaker. Como Audio launches multi-room system in the UK, including CD streaming What is Google Assistant,... Read more

Onkyo AVRs to work with Sonos and support Amazon Alexa
Onkyo AVRs to work with Sonos and support Amazon Alexa By Max Langridge

Onkyo has announced that several of the brands it owns, including Onkyo, Integra and Pioneer Elite, will soon join the 'Works with Sonos' platform, meaning they can be used as part of a Sonos multi-room streaming system.  Sonos deal! Save up to £100... Read more

Panasonic RP-HTX80B review: Hitting the sweet spot
4.0 stars Panasonic RP-HTX80B review: Hitting the sweet spot By Max Langridge

Commuters and frequent flyers may demand the very best noise-cancelling headphones with the plushest materials on the planet, but what if you could get great audio performance from a simpler and comfy pair of cans that look effortlessly cool?That's exactly... Read more

Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform
Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform By Max Langridge

After announcing earlier this year that it would eventually become a feature in its cars, Ford has officially announced that that the popular navigation app Waze will be added to its Sync 3 platform. Ford updates Ford Sync 3 to add Apple CarPlay and... Read more

New YouTube Music streaming service launches giving access to songs unavailable elsewhere
New YouTube Music streaming service launches giving access to songs unavailable elsewhere By Max Langridge

YouTube has announced it is launching a brand new music streaming service called YouTube Music. The new service will begin rolling out to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea next week, before coming to the UK and select other territories... Read more

Xbox Adaptative Controller official, designed for gamers with limited mobility
Xbox Adaptative Controller official, designed for gamers with limited mobility By Max Langridge

Following an image leak a couple of days ago showing an Xbox controller with a new and unusual design, Microsoft has formally announced at E3 that it is the Xbox Adaptive Controller and has been designed for gamers with limited mobility. Xbox Two specs,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 to get earlier launches, says report
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 to get earlier launches, says report By Max Langridge

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 smartphones will be launched earlier in the year than their predecessors, according to a report from the Korea Herald.Citing "industry sources", it's believed Samsung wants the Galaxy Note 9 to get a jump on Apple's... Read more

BT TV to add Amazon Video and Now TV from 2019
BT TV to add Amazon Video and Now TV from 2019 By Max Langridge

BT has announced it will offer the widest range of video on-demand and catch-up services on a single set-top box within the next year.  What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money? Now TV vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you? The... Read more

Nokia X6 official: Arrives with dual cameras, notch display and budget price tag
Nokia X6 official: Arrives with dual cameras, notch display and budget price tag By Max Langridge

After being subject to several leaks and rumours - including having its full specs leaked just yesterday, HMD Global has officially unveiled the Nokia X6 at an event in China. The X6 is the first Nokia phone to sport a notch display and may be an indication... Read more

Samsung introduces Red and Gold Galaxy S9 and S9+, but you can only get the Gold
Samsung introduces Red and Gold Galaxy S9 and S9+, but you can only get the Gold By Max Langridge

Samsung has announced two new colours for its Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones in the form of Sunshine Gold and Burgundy Red. They join the current lineup of Midnight Black, Titanium Grey, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple colour options. Samsung Galaxy S9 and... Read more

How to watch the Champions League and Europa League finals for free
How to watch the Champions League and Europa League finals for free By Max Langridge

BT has announced it will be broadcasting the upcoming UEFA Europa and Champions League football finals for free for everyone to watch via YouTube, the BT Sport website and the BT Sport App. BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic... Read more

Fujifilm's Instax SQ6 camera turns you into a walking Instagram feed
Fujifilm's Instax SQ6 camera turns you into a walking Instagram feed By Max Langridge

Fujifilm has announced the launch of the Instax Square SQ6 camera, the world's first square format analogue Instax camera.  Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 combines instant photo printing with a digital image sensor The Instax SQ6 prints out instant 1:1,... Read more

WhatsApp updates group chats, makes it easier to catch up on missed messages
WhatsApp updates group chats, makes it easier to catch up on missed messages By Max Langridge

WhatsApp has become the go-to messaging service for many, offering simple cross-platform chat for over a billion people worldwide. Groups are an essential part of the service and the reason many users turn to it and now WhatsApp has introduced some changes... Read more

More case leaks show iPhone SE (2018) with notch and Face ID
More case leaks show iPhone SE (2018) with notch and Face ID By Max Langridge

Many industry analysts are still expecting Apple to unveil three new iPhones in September: two with OLED screens and one with an LCD. It's the latter that has been subject to several leaks and rumours, with many thinking it will be an iPhone SE-style... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 could have ridiculously sharp 600ppi display
Samsung Galaxy S10 could have ridiculously sharp 600ppi display By Max Langridge

With each Galaxy S smartphone, Samsung likes to make improvements. Next year it will be launching its tenth model, the Galaxy S10 and as it's an anniversary model, the South Korean company is expected to make some big changes over the current Galaxy S9.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 name confirmed; launch imminent following certification
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 name confirmed; launch imminent following certification By Max Langridge

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab S4 has managed to remain largely leak-free. The last murmurings we heard were back in February, when it was suggested it would launch at MWC. That obviously didn't happen, but an official launch may now not be too far off.... Read more

Nokia X price and full specs leaked a day before launch
Nokia X price and full specs leaked a day before launch By Max Langridge

Nokia is expected to unveil the all-new Nokia X - or potentially X6 - at an event in China tomorrow, 16 May. While the upcoming device has been subject to its fair share of leaks and rumours, one Chinese retailer has gone and posted an early listing,... Read more

Apple and Samsung developing ultrasonic in-display sensors; won't appear until 2019
Apple and Samsung developing ultrasonic in-display sensors; won't appear until 2019 By Max Langridge

With the notch trend introduced by the Apple iPhone X in full swing, attention is now turning to the next big mobile trend, in-display fingerprint sensors. Samsung has been said to developing its own sensor for some time now - it was originally said to... Read more

HP’s new Envy All-in-One is world’s first with Amazon Alexa
HP’s new Envy All-in-One is world’s first with Amazon Alexa By Max Langridge

HP has unveiled a brand new all-in-one PC for 2018, with a number of design changes and upgrades over its predecessor, the most notable of which is built-in Amazon Alexa support.  New HP Envy 15, 17 and x360 models promise great battery life and up to... Read more

Apple iPhone SE 2 to launch in September; Face ID still rumoured
Apple iPhone SE 2 to launch in September; Face ID still rumoured By Max Langridge

After many reports claimed the Apple iPhone SE 2 would launch some time in Spring, a fresh report out of China claims Apple's budget smartphone will now launch at its regular September event instead.  Apple iPhone SE2: Specs, rumours and everything else... Read more

Apple AirPlay 2: Everything you need to know about Apple's new streaming tech
Apple AirPlay 2: Everything you need to know about Apple's new streaming tech By Max Langridge

AirPlay is Apple's Wi-Fi audio streaming tech, and the second-generation - which Apple first talked about in 2017 - is on its way. But what exactly is AirPlay 2, what will it be able to do and what products will you be able to use it with? We'll explain... Read more

Panasonic Lumix FT7 is a go-anywhere, do-it-all compact digital camera
Panasonic Lumix FT7 is a go-anywhere, do-it-all compact digital camera By Max Langridge

Panasonic has announced the launch of the Lumix FT7 tough digital camera, which boasts an impressive feature set that allows it to be taken virtually anywhere.  Best compact cameras 2018: The best point and-shoot-cameras available to buy today The FT7... Read more

"Alexa, how many times has the UK won nil points?": Alexa knows everything about Eurovision
"Alexa, how many times has the UK won nil points?": Alexa knows everything about Eurovision By Max Langridge

All eyes will be on be on Lisbon, Portugal this weekend as the annual Eurovision song contest takes places on Saturday 12 May. Amazon Alexa is getting in on the singing action with a special Eurovision skill. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services... Read more

Motorola Moto Z3 Play renders show dual-lens rear camera with a huge bump
Motorola Moto Z3 Play renders show dual-lens rear camera with a huge bump By Max Langridge

Motorola is on course to release a wide range of phones this year. Having already launched the G6 and E5 series, attention now swings towards the Z3 and X5 series, with the former being the subject of today's leak.  Motorola Moto C vs Moto E5 vs Moto... Read more

Polk Audio Assist is the company's first smart speaker, powered by Google Assistant
Polk Audio Assist is the company's first smart speaker, powered by Google Assistant By Max Langridge

US audio manufacturer Polk Audio has used Google I/O to announce the Assist, it's very first smart speaker powered by Google Assistant.  What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it? It's not the first time the company has used... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 definitely won't be getting an in-display fingerprint sensor
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 definitely won't be getting an in-display fingerprint sensor By Max Langridge

It feels like a tale that's as long as time itself. Will the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 feature an in-display fingerprint sensor? Or will it not? The answer, is no.  Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far? Leaked... Read more

Budget iPhone X may get an ultra-bright display like the LG G7 ThinQ
Budget iPhone X may get an ultra-bright display like the LG G7 ThinQ By Max Langridge

Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones in September, two of which will have OLED displays and a third, more affordable model with an LCD screen. A new report from Business Korea has now said the LCD display used in the budget model may in fact... Read more

Nokia X TENAA listing confirms specs before 16 May launch
Nokia X TENAA listing confirms specs before 16 May launch By Max Langridge

We're hopefully just six days away from the official launch of the Nokia X, but before that, there seems to be time for one last leak of information. This time at least it's more official, as the Nokia X has gone through TENAA certification, confirming... Read more

HTC U12+ colour options revealed: "won't be cheap" when it launches
HTC U12+ colour options revealed: "won't be cheap" when it launches By Max Langridge

We're just under two weeks away from the official launch of the HTC U12+, but that hasn't stopped the rumour mill from churning away in the days leading up to it. HTC U12+ specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know Usually reliable Twitter... Read more

Mercedes Benz EQ C all-electric SUV on track to launch in 2019
Mercedes Benz EQ C all-electric SUV on track to launch in 2019 By Max Langridge

Mercedes-Benz has announced that its EQ C SUV is on target to enter full production in 2019. Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years The Stuttgart-based manufacturer has released some images... Read more

This Black Dot message will cause your iPhone to crash
This Black Dot message will cause your iPhone to crash By Max Langridge

A bug dubbed the "Black Dot message" is currently doing the rounds on iOS devices and when viewed, causes the iMessage app to crash. Fortunately, it doesn't completely freeze the iPhone or iPad and only affects those devices running iOS 11.3 or the iOS... Read more