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HTC U12+ specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know

HTC U12+ specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

HTC has formally announced its latest smartphone, the HTC U12+. Wait a second - what happened to the HTC U12? Well, there isn't one. HTC is launching the U12+ with that name, so that you know it's big, it's new and it's a competitor to other "+" devices... Read more

The best HTC U12+ deals and SIM-free price

The best HTC U12+ deals and SIM-free price

By Dan Grabham

The HTC U12+ is now official and pre-orders are open on HTC.com for the SIM-free price of £699.It's available in Translucent Blue (with a see-through back that's ace), Ceramic Black, and Flame Red.Note that you can only pre-order Translucent Blue and... Read more

This is the stunning Flame Red HTC U12+ in pictures

This is the stunning Flame Red HTC U12+ in pictures

By Chris Hall

HTC has announced a new phone and rather than making you wait until Chinese New Year or Valentine's Day, it's launching its red phone right away.Following on from the amazing Solar Red U11 - by far the most interesting colour of 2017 - there's a Flame... Read more

HTC U12+ official: Quad cameras grace this flagship phone

HTC U12+ official: Quad cameras grace this flagship phone

By Chris Hall

HTC has announced its 2018 flagship phone, the HTC U12+. Following on from the recent HTC U11+, the company is keen to point out that this is the flagship for the year and you don't need to wait a few months for another.As such, you'll find an IP68 protected,... Read more

New iPhones are go: Apple starts production for new 7nm A12 chips

New iPhones are go: Apple starts production for new 7nm A12 chips

By Rik Henderson

Apple has reportedly started production on its next-generation mobile processors, expected to be called A12.The new chips will drive the forthcoming 2018 iPhone models and, most likely, new iPad Pro tablets too."People familiar with the matter" told Bloomberg's... Read more

Google Pixel 3 specs, release date, news and rumours

Google Pixel 3 specs, release date, news and rumours

By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Pixel phones traditionally arrive in the latter half of the year, normally around October when the next version of Android also arrives. In this case it's Android P. There has been a report to suggest we might see a mid-range Pixel appear in... Read more

Xiaomi's next phone with in-display fingerprint sensor will arrive 31 May

Xiaomi's next phone with in-display fingerprint sensor will arrive 31 May

By Maggie Tillman

Xiaomi’s next flagship smartphone, which is expected to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, will be unveiled on 31 May.The Mi 8 is supposed to be the sequel to last year’s Mi 6 (yes, it will skip the Mi 7 name, in honor of the company's eighth... Read more

RED is making this 8K 3D camera accessory for the Hydrogen One

RED is making this 8K 3D camera accessory for the Hydrogen One

By Maggie Tillman

RED has announced a camera accessory for its upcoming Hydrogen One phone that's due to hit the US this summer.The Hydrogen One phone is supposed to launch with a holographic screen, but that's only one of the more interesting aspects about this phone.... Read more

Watch: Disney made a robot called Stickman that can do somersaults

Watch: Disney made a robot called Stickman that can do somersaults

By Maggie Tillman

Disney doesn't only make movies, it also makes robots, apparently.The company has a Disney Research arm that tackles areas like visual computing, machine learning and data analytics, human computer interaction, and, of course, robots. It publishes its... Read more

TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub can double your speeds, improve signal across home

TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub can double your speeds, improve signal across home

By Maggie Tillman

TalkTalk has announced a new Wi-Fi hub that will supposedly offer you twice the speed of its existing Super Router.Called TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub, it is billed as using "next generation Wi-Fi technology", including the latest 4x4 Multi-User MIMO ac chipset,... Read more

How to watch Mark Zuckerberg's European Parliament meeting online

How to watch Mark Zuckerberg's European Parliament meeting online

By Maggie Tillman

Facebook's CEO is about to sit down for another government hearing, but this one is in front of the European Parliament instead of US Congress.In April, Mark Zuckerberg survived hours of questioning from members of Congress. If there was one takeaway,... Read more

Apple officially invites media to 4 June keynote at WWDC 2018

Apple officially invites media to 4 June keynote at WWDC 2018

By Maggie Tillman

Apple has invited the press to its official 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.The company already revealed it planned to hold an event from 4 June, but now, it's confirmed it will give a keynote address on Monday, 4 June at 10am PST. Since... 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

New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen version of Apple's wonderbuds?

New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen version of Apple's wonderbuds?

By Dan Grabham

Although we're definitely not sold on the look of the existing Apple AirPods, there's no denying that they're one of the best new gadgets of the last couple of years. Completely wire-free? Check. Compact charging case? Check. Seamless connection? Check.... Read more

Best UK SIM only deals: Free Three sim offering 200mb every month with no top up

Best UK SIM only deals: Free Three sim offering 200mb every month with no top up

By Hassan Mohammed

Find the best SIM only deals from EE, Three, Vodafone, O2 and more with our updated guide. Three have an excellent offer offering you 30GB data with unlimited texts and minutes for £20.00 a month.There are a variety of SIM only deals, most of them tying... Read more

French Open tennis to be shown in 4K on Sky Q and Virgin TV

French Open tennis to be shown in 4K on Sky Q and Virgin TV

By Rik Henderson

Coverage of the Roland Garros tennis tournament will be shown in Ultra HD across Europe for the first time this year, with Sky Q and Virgin TV customers getting a new 4K live channel for the duration.Eurosport's 4K feed will be available on both platforms,... Read more

Deal of the day: GoPro Hero 6 for £360 on Amazon

Deal of the day: GoPro Hero 6 for £360 on Amazon

By Hassan Mohammed

Welcome to Pocket-lint deals of the day where we scour the internet to find you the very best mobile, gaming, TV, and tech deals that are available in the UK everyday on Amazon, John Lewis, eBay and Currys and more. Find yourself a great bargain here... Read more

OnePlus 6 deals and SIM-free price: What does the new OnePlus 6 cost?

OnePlus 6 deals and SIM-free price: What does the new OnePlus 6 cost?

By Dan Grabham

The OnePlus 6 has now been launched and pricing starts at £469 for the 64GB model. O2 OnePlus 6 contract orders are open now, and it's available to buy in stores from today! OnePlus 6 SIM-free priceThe OnePlus 6 is available from OnePlus.com directly... 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

Samsung Galaxy S10 specs, release date, news and rumours: What we know so far

Samsung Galaxy S10 specs, release date, news and rumours: What we know so far

By Dan Grabham

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is some way off - in early 2019 - but we're already hearing a bunch of rumours about what form the device will take. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were evolutions of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ really, so we're expecting big things... Read more

HTC leaked its own HTC U12+ flagship days before official unveiling

HTC leaked its own HTC U12+ flagship days before official unveiling

By Maggie Tillman

The HTC U12+ has leaked again. But HTC itself is to blame.WinFuture's Roland Quandt noticed HTC's website had a subdomain for essentially testing the HTC U12+'s product page. It confirmed the specs and design of the soon-to-be-announced phone, which have... Read more

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

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

By Max Langridge

HTC is due to unveil the U12+ flagship on 23 May, and it's expected to arrive with a 6-inch QHD+ 18:9 display. HTC U12+ specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know With all that screen real estate to fill and high resolution, you're going... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?

By Dan Grabham

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched last September, while we've recently seen the Galaxy S9 and S9+ released, too - check out our guide to the best Galaxy S9 deals. Next up is the Galaxy Note 9, which we're expecting to be the usual souped-up respin... Read more

The best Apple HomeKit tips and tricks

The best Apple HomeKit tips and tricks

By David Phelan

Apple's HomeKit app Home is simple and easy to use, but it also comes with a load of hidden features that you might not, on the surface, realise are available.We've put together a number of tips, to enable you to get the most from the Apple backed service... Read more

The browser shopping tool that will save you money when booking your next hotel room

The browser shopping tool that will save you money when booking your next hotel room

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Ever find yourself searching for a hotel room only to wonder if you've got the best price?While many of the big hotel price comparison sites like to tell you they've found the best price for a room, that's not always the case. It turns out many of them... 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

9 ways Eve products can make your other smart home devices even smarter

9 ways Eve products can make your other smart home devices even smarter

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There are many ways Eve products can make your home smarter. Here are nine to get you started:1 The lights are on, because someone's homeEve Motion will alert you if it senses movement, but this doesn't have to be limited to tipping you off about a possible... Read more

PUBG Mobile tips and tricks: Become a battle royale master

PUBG Mobile tips and tricks: Become a battle royale master

By Chris Hall

Everyone is talking about battle royale games at the moment and there are two which are really hitting the headlines: Drake's favourite Fortnite Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown's Battleground. Both recently came to mobile, offering their brand of battle... Read more

Barack and Michelle Obama land a multi-year Netflix production deal

Barack and Michelle Obama land a multi-year Netflix production deal

By Elyse Betters

Former US President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama are coming to Netflix.In a tweet on 21 May, Netflix formally announced a multi-year production deal with the former president and the former first lady. The agreement includes "films... 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

Star Wars' John Boyega shows you how to help fight cancer using just your phone and the DreamLab app

Star Wars' John Boyega shows you how to help fight cancer using just your phone and the DreamLab app

By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has joined forces with Imperial College London in the ongoing fight against cancer and you can help. You can lend your smartphone's processing power to researchers to help speed up necessary calculations while you sleep.The Vodafone Foundation... Read more

Sony Digital Paper E Ink tablet now comes in A5 size too, US price revealed

Sony Digital Paper E Ink tablet now comes in A5 size too, US price revealed

By Rik Henderson

Sony has been continuing to dabble with E Ink digital devices for the last few years, long after many rivals have fled the market.That's because it found itself a niche with its Digital Paper tablet-like pad, which is superlight and highly responsive... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch could be Wear OS not Tizen

Samsung Galaxy Watch could be Wear OS not Tizen

By Rik Henderson

Samsung will reportedly look back to Google's smartwatch operating system for its next device, reports from China suggest.Although it abandoned Android Wear for its own Tizen platform several years ago, the company is said to be planning a Wear OS device... Read more

BlitzWolf soundbar announced: great value and strong sound

BlitzWolf soundbar announced: great value and strong sound

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Take a look at your flatscreen TV. Looks good, right? But how does it sound? When TVs became flat, the room for decent speakers more or less vanished overnight. To remedy this, you need a dedicated speaker that can match the aesthetics of your screen... Read more

The best OnePlus 6 tips and tricks: Master your OxygenOS flagship

The best OnePlus 6 tips and tricks: Master your OxygenOS flagship

By Cam Bunton

OnePlus 6 has just been launched, and despite being slightly more pricey than its predecessor, it's still a huge amount of phone for £469.It's so much cheaper than the likes of the Galaxy S9+, iPhone 8 Plus and Huawei P20 Pro, and offers a very compelling... Read more

UK government plans laws to regulate social media giants, such as Facebook and Twitter

UK government plans laws to regulate social media giants, such as Facebook and Twitter

By Rik Henderson

The UK government is planning legislation to tackle the internet's "Wild West".Social media firms will be targeted in order to make internet interaction safer for children and young people, as culture secretary Matt Hancock promised to make Britain the... 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

Sky 4K HDR broadcasts start in Italy, UK Sky Q update imminent?

Sky 4K HDR broadcasts start in Italy, UK Sky Q update imminent?

By Rik Henderson

Sky Italia has started broadcasting content in 4K HDR, leading many to believe that Sky Q in the UK will be next.Sky has promised a HDR technology upgrade for Sky Q in the recent past, using the HLG format recognised by many 4K HDR TVs, but has previously... 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

Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, news and release date: Set-top-box and Echo hybrid coming soon

Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, news and release date: Set-top-box and Echo hybrid coming soon

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has confirmed the existence of a new Fire TV device it calls the Fire TV Cube.Here's everything we know so far about the new device, which is a set-top box that also features Amazon Echo functionality built-in A splash page on Amazon.com simply... Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 specs, release date, news and rumours

Apple Watch Series 4 specs, release date, news and rumours

By Dan Grabham

The Apple Watch Series 3 was launched last Autumn and was a critical hit. We also think it has sold quite well, but we don't really know since Apple refuses to outline the numbers sold.That's probably because the numbers wouldn't look that great up against... Read more

10 best ARKit-enabled apps: The best augmented reality apps for iOS

10 best ARKit-enabled apps: The best augmented reality apps for iOS

By Elyse Betters

Apple has its own an augmented reality (AR) platform. Known as ARKit, the company announced it last June, and now, there are a bunch of ARKit-enabled apps you can use on your iOS device.Augmented reality isn't a new technology, but Apple decided it should... 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

7 most ridiculous royal wedding-themed merchandise

7 most ridiculous royal wedding-themed merchandise

By Elyse Betters

If you haven't heard, there's this British prince named Harry who's marrying an American this weekend.People across the world absolutely can't wait to watch two rich individuals legally bind themselves to each other on television. And some are going all-out... Read more

Google might be making a HoloLens-like AR headset called A65

Google might be making a HoloLens-like AR headset called A65

By Elyse Betters

Google is developing a standalone HoloLens-like headset.The company is reportedly making a new headset that will use Qualcomm chips, and it will be built by Taiwanese computer maker Quanta, according to WinFuture. The project, which is internally called... Read more

Finally! Massive No Man’s Sky update will add online multiplayer in July

Finally! Massive No Man’s Sky update will add online multiplayer in July

By Elyse Betters

No Man's Sky, the planetary exploration game that launched in 2016, is getting a massive update.The game's next update, called Next, will bring a much-requested feature: online multiplayer. Developer Hello Games described it as the biggest update to the... Read more