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Best compact cameras 2018: The best point-and-shoot-cameras available to buy today
Best compact cameras 2018: The best point-and-shoot-cameras available to buy today By Mike Lowe

If you're looking for the best compact cameras of 2018 then you've come to the right place. Here we'll guide you through the hottest cameras to save you time when it comes to buying one from your local shop or online.Run this question through your head:... Read more

Best Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for September 2018
Best Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for September 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are available to buy SIM free and on a variety of contract plans.Huawei says the P20 Pro is especially selling well and has overtaken last year’s Huawei P10 Plus, outselling its predecessor by a huge 316 per cent.Indeed,... Read more

Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018 and 2019
Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018 and 2019 By Chris Hall

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, that there's anticipation for the next big thing.Here we look at those phones that haven't yet launched,... Read more

Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 3, Series 4, Nike+ or Hermès?
Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 3, Series 4, Nike+ or Hermès? By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple Watch Series 4 is the fifth generation of the company's smartwatch. It succeeds but doesn't replace the Apple Watch Series 3, while the Series 2, Series 1 and original Apple Watch have all been discontinued through Apple. Luckily, all the... Read more

Amazon Echo Show (2018) vs Amazon Echo Show (2017): What's the difference?
Amazon Echo Show (2018) vs Amazon Echo Show (2017): What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has updated its year-old Echo Show (2017) with a gorgeous new model that has a fresh look and beefier sound.But how do these devices really stack up? We're comparing the established Echo Show (2017) with its new sibling, the Echo Show (2018), spec... Read more

New Amazon Echo Plus vs old Echo Plus: What's the difference?
New Amazon Echo Plus vs old Echo Plus: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon announced the second generation of its Echo Plus smart speaker at an event in Seattle. The updated speaker brings a new design to match the smaller Echo speaker and new Echo Dot, whilst also improving the sound experience.How does the all-new Echo... Read more

New Amazon Echo Dot vs old Echo Dot: What's the difference?
New Amazon Echo Dot vs old Echo Dot: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon announced several new devices during a special event in Seattle, including an all-new Echo Dot. The Echo Dot is the small, puck-sized version of the Echo speaker, offering a way to access Alexa smarts without the need for the full-sized Echo.The... Read more

Best smart thermostat: Nest, Hive, Tado, Honeywell and more
Best smart thermostat: Nest, Hive, Tado, Honeywell and more By Britta O'Boyle

Clever heating systems have really come into their own over the last couple of years, with several solutions available to allow you to control your heating using your smartphone.The systems that exist all look to make it simpler and easier to control... Read more

Best smart plugs 2018: Google, Alexa and Apple HomeKit control
Best smart plugs 2018: Google, Alexa and Apple HomeKit control By Britta O'Boyle

If you have ever walked out of your house and wondered whether you had turned the iron or hair straighteners off, smart plugs are what you need in your life.Smart plugs are simple devices that have the ability to make your electronics that little bit... Read more

Arlo Audio Doorbell vs Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbells: What's the difference?
Arlo Audio Doorbell vs Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbells: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Nest Hello is the video doorbell from Nest. The company already offers various smart home devices including its popular Learning Thermostat and various cameras for both indoor and outdoor, but a video doorbell has been a long time coming.Ring meanwhile... Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 vs Series 3: What's the difference?
Apple Watch Series 4 vs Series 3: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the fifth generation of its smartwatch in September 2018 in the form of the Apple Watch Series 4, available in GPS only or GPS and Cellular models.The new smartwatch sits alongside the Apple Watch Series 3, also available in GPS only... Read more

Apple iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone X: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone X: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced a collection of new iPhones at the beginning of September, with two new models that advance the iPhone X launched in 2017. They are the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max.How do the iPhone XS and the XS Max compare to last year's iPhone X... Read more

Best Apple iPhone 8 deals for September 2018
Best Apple iPhone 8 deals for September 2018 By Dan Grabham

Last year's iPhone 8 is still an incredible phone, especially as it now starts at £599, nearly half the price of an iPhone XS. It's also £150 less than the iPhone XR.SIM-free, the iPhone 8 is available for £599 for 64GB or £749 for the 256GB option. We've... Read more

Best upcoming PC games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond
Best upcoming PC games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond By Adrian Willings

There are plenty of incredible games coming to PC in the next few months and beyond.From triple-A titles to highly hyped gems, there's plenty to look forward to, whatever your gaming passion. We've hand-picked some of the best, including trailers for... Read more

Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?
Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point, spanning smart speakers, video devices and Alexa Gadgets.The Echo family of products has grown rapidly over the last couple of years - there really is an Echo for everyone!Here are all the Alexa-enabled Amazon... Read more

Best Oculus Rift games and experiences available
Best Oculus Rift games and experiences available By Adrian Willings

We've been playing with the Oculus Rift for a couple of years now and in that time, the catalogue of available games and VR experiences has grown exponentially. If you're new to VR or just own an Oculus Rift headset and want to know what game to pick... Read more

Best HTC Vive and Vive Pro games: Incredible experiences to play right now
Best HTC Vive and Vive Pro games: Incredible experiences to play right now By Adrian Willings

We've been playing with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset for a while now. We've been working our way through the various different games and VR experiences to find the very best currently on offer. With an ever-growing catalogue of games available... Read more

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond
Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has proven to be a very capable competitor to the PS4 and Xbox One, while offering something else beside: portability.And now that it's hit its stride, there are plenty of games coming out to play at home and away.Here we've listed... Read more

Best iPhone XS and XS Max cases: Protect your new Apple smartphone
Best iPhone XS and XS Max cases: Protect your new Apple smartphone By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the iPhone XS and XS Max during an event in September, alongside the iPhone XR and Apple Watch Series 4. The XS and XS Max are the top-of-the-range iPhones, bringing with them a beautiful premium design with an almost all-screen front,... Read more

Which is the best iPhone? iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS?
Which is the best iPhone? iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS? By Britta O'Boyle

There is plenty of choice when it comes to smartphones, almost too much in fact. Chances are if you are reading this feature, however, you have at least narrowed your options down to the Apple iPhone.So as you have discarded Android, as well as the other... Read more

Apple iPhone XR vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone XR vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple revealed three new iPhones revealed at its September event, comprising a refreshed iPhone X, called the iPhone XS, a larger iPhone X called the iPhone XS Max and a replacement for the iPhone 8 called the iPhone XR. Yes you read that right, the iPhone... Read more

Apple iPhone XS vs XS Max vs iPhone XR: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone XS vs XS Max vs iPhone XR: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced three new iPhones during its September event, including a new iPhone X, a larger iPhone X and a cheaper model that offers the iPhone X design.The new iPhones go by the names iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, respectively. Here is... Read more

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to
Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to By Britta O'Boyle

To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches. In 2018, we've already seen Tag Heuer announce its Modular Connected 41, Samsung launch its... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now available, joining the company's Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the 2018 line up of flagship devices.We've compared the Note 9 to the Galaxy S9+ in a separate feature, but how does the new model compare to the Galaxy Note 8 that... Read more

The best budget phone 2018: Top cheap phones for under £200
The best budget phone 2018: Top cheap phones for under £200 By Britta O'Boyle

Just because you want a cheap smartphone doesn't mean you have to compromise on features.There are plenty of bargain budget phones under £200 - often so good that it seems bizarre that a flagship phone costs at least three times as much.  Compare... Read more

Logitech Crayon vs Apple Pencil: What’s the difference and which one is best for you?
Logitech Crayon vs Apple Pencil: What’s the difference and which one is best for you? By Stuart Miles

Logitech Crayon is now available in the UK as well as the US. We first saw the device at the iPad launch back in March. It's, essentially, a budget version of the Apple Pencil designed for those that don't need total precision.But how do the two devices... Read more

Which is the best mid-range phone under £400?
Which is the best mid-range phone under £400? By Britta O'Boyle

Choosing a new smartphone isn't as simple as it used to be. They may not come in more than one shape, but they do come in lots of different sizes, with plenty of different features and most importantly, at plenty of different price points.For some the... Read more

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? By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Fujifilm X-T3 vs X-T2: What's the difference?
Fujifilm X-T3 vs X-T2: What's the difference? By Mike Lowe

When the Fujifilm X-T2 arrived in 2016, we thought it set a new benchmark for mirrorless cameras. Since then we've been spoiled with the likes of the Panasonic Lumix G9. For late 2018, Fuji is back with a bang: the X-T3 brings a new sensor, new autofocus... Read more

Honor smartphones compared: Honor 10 vs Honor 9 vs Honor 7 vs Honor 6
Honor smartphones compared: Honor 10 vs Honor 9 vs Honor 7 vs Honor 6 By Chris Hall

Honor is only a few years old - launched as a sub-brand of Chinese manufacturer Huawei in 2014 - but is quickly becoming a brand to be reckoned with. Good value for money, good build quality and some of the latest hardware combines in these handsets.There... Read more

Which UE speaker is best? Megablast, Blast, Megaboom 3, Boom 3 and Wonderboom compared
Which UE speaker is best? Megablast, Blast, Megaboom 3, Boom 3 and Wonderboom compared By Britta O'Boyle

Ultimate Ears is well known for its excellent Bluetooth speakers. They all deliver a great sound quality from distinctive designs made up of giant volume buttons, rubber and fabric materials and bright and vibrant colour options.Which UE speaker is the... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ vs LG G7 Fit vs LG G7 One: What are all these LG phones?
LG G7 ThinQ vs LG G7 Fit vs LG G7 One: What are all these LG phones? By Chris Hall

LG has announced two new handsets, joining what it's now calling the "G7 platform". In a similar vein to having "play" or "lite" devices, LG is using the G7 name to carry its phones forward, rather than dropping them into another series.That might cause... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs S9+: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs S9+: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced its latest flagship smartphone at IFA 2018 in the form of the Xperia XZ3. The new device brings a lovely design, coupled with a curved OLED display, but how does it compare to its competition?This is the Sony Xperia XZ3 up against the... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ3 vs XZ2 vs XZ2 Premium: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs XZ2 vs XZ2 Premium: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony typically announces a new flagship smartphone every six months, so it will come as no surprise to fans that the Xperia XZ2 has now been succeeded by the Xperia XZ3.The Xperia XZ2 was revealed at MWC 2018 in February, followed by the XZ2 Premium a... Read more

HTC U12 Life vs U11 Life: What's the difference?
HTC U12 Life vs U11 Life: What's the difference? By Mike Lowe

The mid-range phone market has a new entry: the HTC U12 Life. And it's a whole different beast compared to its U11 Life predecessor, featuring a larger screen, larger battery and smaller price tag. Here's the lowdown on the main differences.HTC U12 Life... Read more

Nikon Z7 vs Nikon Z6: What's the difference?
Nikon Z7 vs Nikon Z6: What's the difference? By Mike Lowe

It's been a long road to Nikon's new mirrorless full-frame system, unveiled on 23 August 2018 as the Z series, consisting of two cameras: the Z7 and the Z6.But why two bodies and what's the difference between each in this brand-new setup (which includes... Read more

Which cloud storage service is right for you? iCloud vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs Dropbox
Which cloud storage service is right for you? iCloud vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs Dropbox By Maggie Tillman

Let's be real: Most people use many cloud services. You might be a dedicated Apple fanboy when it comes to your devices, but you're more than likely also using Google Drive for email, document, and photo backups, or maybe Dropbox for similar reasons.Although... Read more

Best Fitbit fitness tracker: Which Fitbit is right for you?
Best Fitbit fitness tracker: Which Fitbit is right for you? By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has been around for years, sitting at the top of its activity tracking class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same sort of brand awareness. For many, a fitness band is simply called "a fitbit", such has the impact been of this... Read more

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 3: What's the difference?
Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 3: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has no fewer than nine activity trackers in its portfolio. The latest in the line up is the Charge 3, which succeeds the excellent Charge 2 fitness tracker from 2016. The Alta HR meanwhile, was introduced in 2017 and as its name suggests, it... Read more

Fitbit Charge 3 vs Charge 2 vs Charge HR: What's the difference?
Fitbit Charge 3 vs Charge 2 vs Charge HR: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit offers numerous devices in the activity tracking market, from the plain and simple Flex 2 to its GPS sportswatch, known to friends as Ionic.The latest device to join the Fitbit family is the Charge 3. We've compared it to the Fitbit Charge 2,... Read more

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond
Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond By Rik Henderson

There are some cracking games coming up this year for PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro, not least those soon to be shown in more depth at Gamescom 2018. And that's why we've decided to round up the best you can expect to see in the coming months, even stretching... Read more

Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive: VR's best experiences go head to head
Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive: VR's best experiences go head to head By Rik Henderson

If you're considering virtual reality, then chances are you've already heard of both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. These are the main two competitors if you're considering high-end, serious virtual reality technology. They come with a hefty price tag... Read more

The best Galaxy S9 deals for August 2018
The best Galaxy S9 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our roundup of all the latest Galaxy S9 deals and order info. The Galaxy S9 has now been released and networks have been offering some excellent deals. Looking for the best Galaxy S9+ deals instead? Here are all the latest Galaxy deals we've... Read more

The best Amazon Echo deals for September 2018
The best Amazon Echo deals for September 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our roundup of the best Amazon Echo deals, with the latest pricing available for all of Amazon's Echo devices.  Echo Show: £199.99 Amazon Echo: £89.99 Echo Spot: Just £119.99 Echo Dot: £49.99 - plus buy 3 Echo Dots for £129.97  There... Read more

The best mobile phone deals for August 2018: Find the right phone deal for you
The best mobile phone deals for August 2018: Find the right phone deal for you By Chris Hall

Looking for the best mobile phone deal? Look no further as our comparison table below enables you to select the contract phone deal that's right for you regardless of the handset that you are looking for.  Not sure what phone will suit you? Our handy... Read more

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals for August 2018
The best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ might have been surpassed by the S9 and S9+ but both are still amazing phones that deliver stacks of features.At the time of release, we said "the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a masterpiece; one with a few brush-strokes out of place, but... Read more

Compare the best Samsung Note 8 deals for August 2018
Compare the best Samsung Note 8 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Because the Note 9 is imminent there are some cracking deals currently available for Samsung's outgoing top-end phone. We've rounded up the best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals from across the UK using our price comparison tool which displays the best prices... Read more

The best LG G7 ThinQ deals for August 2018
The best LG G7 ThinQ deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

LG's G7 ThinQ phone is now available to buy. O2 is offering the handset in Moroccan Blue and you can pre-order it right away. It's available from £33 a month for 1GB of data if you lay down £99.99 upfront. You can also claim a free phone case with... Read more

Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around
Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around By Adrian Willings

Setting out on a mission to find the very best gaming headsets was a daunting task. There are a multitude of options out there - wired, wireless, closed and open cup designs, stereo and surround sound headsets, oval and round earcups, leather and material... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases: Protect your new Samsung device
Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases: Protect your new Samsung device By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone at an event on 9 August. The new device joins the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the company's 2018 line-up of flagship smartphones, adding an S Pen to the party.It's a fabulous looking device that refines the Note... Read more

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