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Best mirrorless cameras 2018: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Best mirrorless cameras 2018: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

By Mike Lowe

You're looking to buy a mirrorless camera - sometimes called a compact system camera (CSC) - but don't know what to go for?You're probably interested in such cameras because they offer image quality above that of a compact camera, with the ability to... Read more

Which Microsoft Surface device is best for you? Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book 2, or Surface Studio?

Which Microsoft Surface device is best for you? Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book 2, or Surface Studio?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft offers four Surface device families within its portfolio comprising the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book and Surface Studio. The latest to launch is the Surface Book 2, the updated version of the Surface Book, which comes in 13 and... Read more

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

Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018

Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018

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, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.Here we're looking at those phones that haven't... Read more

Best VPN Services 2018 - Top 10 VPNs to keep your browsing secure

Best VPN Services 2018 - Top 10 VPNs to keep your browsing secure

By Roland Moore-Colyer

January dealsAll of the major VPN companies have reduced prices heavily for January. Here we round up the best deals available. PureVPN - 3 year special offer plan is only $69.00 ($1.91 per month Read more about it here. NordVPN - Exclusive 77% discount... Read more

Best high-tech baby gadgets: Top gear for both parents and little ones

Best high-tech baby gadgets: Top gear for both parents and little ones

By Elyse Betters

If you consider yourself a modern parent, you're probably interested in decking out your baby's room with gadgets.There are tonnes of internet-connected devices you can get for your little one, whether it's a crib that'll gently rock them to sleep or... Read more

Best DSLR cameras 2018: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Best DSLR cameras 2018: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

By Mike Lowe

You want to buy a DSLR camera but don't know what to go for? Then you've come to the right place, as this is where we round-up the best DSLR cameras of 2018. We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available - and only models that we've seen in reality... Read more

The best Bluetooth speakers 2018 to buy today

The best Bluetooth speakers 2018 to buy today

By Max Langridge

Bluetooth speakers come in all different shapes and sizes, from larger options that have the power to fill your whole living room and then some, to smaller, portable ones that are great for taking to picnics or moving from room-to-room.Finding the right... Read more

The best Android Wear smartwatch 2018

The best Android Wear smartwatch 2018

By Britta O'Boyle

Android Wear has had several big updates since it originally launched, all of which have pushed several new features, including iOS compatibility, making it increasingly more attractive, not just to Android users, but iPhone users too.Here we have... Read more

The best smartwatch 2018: Top smart wristwear available to buy today

The best smartwatch 2018: Top smart wristwear available to buy today

By Britta O'Boyle

Smartwatches used to be gadgets only James Bond would have access to, but that's no longer the case. These wrist-worn phone companions that can receive calls, texts, emails and social network notifications have been whipping the wearables sector into... Read more

The best budget phones 2018: cheap phones for under £200

The best budget phones 2018: cheap phones for under £200

By Britta O'Boyle

The budget smartphone market has really come into its own over the last couple of years, with numerous devices appearing with price tags under £200 and an aim to offer you a good enough smartphone experience that you don't need to splash half a grand... 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 different features and most importantly, at plenty of different price points.For some the camera... Read more

The best Android phones 2018

The best Android phones 2018

By Chris Hall

These are the best Android smartphones you can buy today.Whereas Apple gives you where you have the choice of a smaller, larger or super expensive iPhone, Android celebrates variety and you have phones at all prices, with a wide range of specifications... Read more

The best laptop 2018: All the top notebooks to buy today

The best laptop 2018: All the top notebooks to buy today

By Mike Lowe

Mobile devices like tablets and smartphones are great for enjoying games and movies on the sofa or browsing emails on the train on the way to work, but neither are a match for actually getting things done when it comes to work. Whether it's school work,... Read more

The best Lightning headphones 2018 for your iPhone or iPad

The best Lightning headphones 2018 for your iPhone or iPad

By Max Langridge

To listen to music on the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X, you either need a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones, or a pair of Lightning headphones. Lightning headphones, naturally, plug into the Lightning port and are capable of receiving... Read more

The best Bluetooth headphones 2018: top on/over-ear wireless headphones

The best Bluetooth headphones 2018: top on/over-ear wireless headphones

By Mike Lowe

With companies like Apple and Motorola ditching the 3.5mm headphone socket on their latest flagship smartphones, there's never been a better time to cut the cord than now.Sure, you can use Lightning headphones if you're an Apple user, or whatever gets... Read more

The best fitness trackers 2018: Top activity bands to buy today

The best fitness trackers 2018: Top activity bands to buy today

By Britta O'Boyle

There's such a breadth of choice when it comes to the best fitness tracker, it's difficult to know where to start.That's where we come in to help you make make the right decision on the fitness tracker that's best for you.We've rounded up the best activity... Read more

The best VR headsets to buy 2018

The best VR headsets to buy 2018

By Chris Hall

The age of virtual reality is upon us with a torrent of devices and content appearing over the last couple of years. The idea of VR isn't new of course. It's been circulating in the tech space for a number of years, but recently, the technology has broken... Read more

The best drones 2018: Top rated quadcopters to buy, whatever your budget

The best drones 2018: Top rated quadcopters to buy, whatever your budget

By Cam Bunton

Drones are filling the headlines as well as the skies these days.From military drones bombing targets to amateur camera drones pestering celebrities, crashing into National Parks, or shipping drugs into prisons – they're everywhere. But they're not... Read more

Best smartphones 2018: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2018: The best phones available to buy today

By Chris Hall

You want to buy the best smartphone? Well you've come to the right place. We'll guide you through all the top mobile phones we've reviewed. We continually update our best smartphone guide to reflect recent launches, recognise price changes, and ensure... Read more

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?

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point, spanning smart speakers, video devices and new Alexa Gadgets. And now the Echo Spot has also been announced for the UK (it was already in the US).The Echo family of products has grown rapidly over the last... Read more

The best 4K Ultra HD TVs 2018: our pick of the top 4K TVs to buy today

The best 4K Ultra HD TVs 2018: our pick of the top 4K TVs to buy today

By Chris Hall

The time is now for 4K Ultra HD. This latest step in high-definition is no longer something for the rich and privileged, it's coming from all sides, making your TV viewing better than ever before. So what's the best 4K TV to buy? There's a huge amount... Read more

The best wireless chargers for the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

The best wireless chargers for the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

By Cam Bunton

The iPhone has finally joined the Qi charging game, years after the first wireless charging smartphones came to market. Apple's iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X all have glass backs, with a conductive charging receiver hiding beneath them.It may be a little... Read more

The best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2018

The best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2018

By Chris Hall

Many will proclaim that optical media is dead and that streaming is the way ahead, but one look at the quality of the latest blockbuster movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray and you'll change your mind.With a standardised format, Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and players... Read more

Best tablet or 2-in-1 2018: Top tablets and 2-in-1s to buy today

Best tablet or 2-in-1 2018: Top tablets and 2-in-1s to buy today

By Britta O'Boyle

So you're looking for a new tablet or 2-in-1? You've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest tablets and 2-in-1 devices available today, in order to help you reach a decision on which tablet is the right device for you.The tablet... Read more

Best cars of CES 2018: Byton, Toyota, Kia and more

Best cars of CES 2018: Byton, Toyota, Kia and more

By Joe Simpson

CES has very much become a car show over the past few years. In fact, the entire North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre is dedicated to cars and car technology.While 2018 wasn't quite as bumper a show for new metal as 2017 was, the tech was arguably... Read more

Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 (2017): What's the difference?

Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 (2017): What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Nokia has entered phase two of its Android comeback, launching a second-generation phone, the new Nokia 6.So far this phone has only been announced in China, but we have a feeling it might be heading to the rest of the world too, just as the original... Read more

Best headphones of CES 2018: B&O Play, Audio-Technica, JBL, Sony and more

Best headphones of CES 2018: B&O Play, Audio-Technica, JBL, Sony and more

By Cam Bunton

If there's one thing you can be sure of at CES in Las Vegas each year, it's brand new headphones from all your favourite audio companies. 2018 is no different, and a plethora of new in-ear and on-ear headphones have landed.  CES 2018: TVs, smart displays,... Read more

Pocket-lint Best of CES 2018 Awards: The 15 best TVs, laptops, gadgets and more

Pocket-lint Best of CES 2018 Awards: The 15 best TVs, laptops, gadgets and more

By Rik Henderson

CES is the world's largest consumer electronics trade show and each January we travel to Las Vegas to see thousands of new gadgets, gizmos and home entertainment products that will be appearing on the high street over the coming year.But of those, what... Read more

All-electric cars UK 2018: All the battery powered vehicles available on the road today

All-electric cars UK 2018: All the battery powered vehicles available on the road today

By Max Langridge

Electric cars have been around for a few years now, although if we're being technical, they've being around since the 19th century. But the first electric car of the modern era, and the first highway legal production all-electric battery powered vehicle... Read more

Best smart home devices of CES 2018: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant everywhere

Best smart home devices of CES 2018: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant everywhere

By Adrian Willings

Along with a wealth of new televisions, laptops and other tech, CES is increasingly packed with connected devices for the home. This year it's all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant with a multitude of new devices including the voice assistants. We're... Read more

Best Google Assistant headphones: Smart sounds from Bose, Sony, and more

Best Google Assistant headphones: Smart sounds from Bose, Sony, and more

By Elyse Betters

Google and its partners have announced that support for Google Assistant is coming to many wireless headphones.Before now, the only stand-out headphones optimised for Google Assistant were the Bose QuietComfort 35 II and Google's own Pixel Buds. Now,... Read more

Best TVs of CES 2018: Sony, Panasonic, LG and more

Best TVs of CES 2018: Sony, Panasonic, LG and more

By Chris Hall

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, held annually in January in Las Vegas is traditionally the launch platform for a new era of TVs. If you're looking to buy a new TV - perhaps to watch the 2018 Fifa World Cup - or just because it's time to update, then... Read more

Best laptops of CES 2018: All the laptops that matter so far

Best laptops of CES 2018: All the laptops that matter so far

By Adrian Willings

The Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place in Vegas every January is back for 2018 and we've been rushing around the show floors looking for all the best in upcoming tech. Companies usually use CES to showcase the latest updates to their laptops,... Read more

Echo Show vs Lenovo Smart Display vs JBL Link View: New year, new smart display devices

Echo Show vs Lenovo Smart Display vs JBL Link View: New year, new smart display devices

By Chris Hall

While Amazon's Alexa is liberally stamping itself all over the world of technology, the fight isn't yet over, with Google staging what might look like the defence of Rorke's Drift. The announcement of new Google Assistant-equipped rivals to the Echo... Read more

HTC Vive Pro vs HTC Vive: What's the difference?

HTC Vive Pro vs HTC Vive: What's the difference?

By Adrian Willings

HTC has announced a new version of the HTC Vive, dubbed the HTC Vive Pro, during CES 2018 in Las Vegas.This new model comes with a number of improved features including an enhanced resolution and high-res audio support. What does HTC Vive Pro offer... Read more

New Dell XPS 13 (2018) vs XPS 13 (2017): What’s the difference?

New Dell XPS 13 (2018) vs XPS 13 (2017): What’s the difference?

By Dan Grabham

Dell’s XPS 13 has been one of the best ultraportable laptops since it was first launched back in early 2012. It was part of Intel’s initial push into what it decided to call "ultrabooks".Now there is a 2018 model, the Dell XPS 13 (9370), which features... Read more

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2018 and beyond

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2018 and beyond

By Rik Henderson

A new year has started and that means another exciting 12 months of top-notch videogames releases are on their way.You might have an Xbox One S, 4-ready Xbox One X or even an original Xbox One. Either way, there will be something for you to get your teeth... Read more

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

By Rik Henderson

Have you just got an Xbox One or a new Xbox One S, getting one soon or are you simply looking for something to play? Well, you've come to the right place.It's been a busy time for gaming since the Xbox One first launched in November 2013, with a stack... Read more

Best budgeting apps: 6 apps to take control of your finances

Best budgeting apps: 6 apps to take control of your finances

By Britta O'Boyle

Keeping track of finances can be a tricky thing to do, especially if you have more than one account or any kind of credit or store card. Money comes in, money goes out and there is the classic saying, the more you earn the more you spend.It doesn't matter... Read more

Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight

Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight

By Britta O'Boyle

January is here which means you'll probably have started drawing up a long list of New Year's resolutions that you have every determination of sticking to. There might be a certain place or activity on there, mixed in with a few other things like... Read more

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's latest iPhones are lovely. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus continue with the all metal body but they see a refinement in their designs.The company has moved the antenna strips on the rear to just the top and bottom of the devices, offering a cleaner... 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

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

You're the proud owner of a PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro, or getting one soon. Either way, you'll find our list of tantalising gaming treats enough to have you excited for the months ahead.There are plenty of amazing PS4 games on the horizon, coming throughout... Read more

Best Apple MacBook cases and sleeves: Protect your 12-inch laptop

Best Apple MacBook cases and sleeves: Protect your 12-inch laptop

By Elyse Betters

Apple makes accessories for its own hardware, including cases.The company makes iPhone cases and iPad cases, for instance. However, until recently, it's never made a laptop case for MacBooks.On the day it chose to launch the iPhone X, Apple decided to... Read more

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPad mini 4 was announced as the replacement for the iPad mini 3 way back in September 2015. It starts at £419 and it is the smallest tablet in the iPad portfolio with its 7.9-inch display, which is the same as the original iPad mini, iPad... Read more

Best iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9-inch keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative

Best iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9-inch keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative

By Britta O'Boyle

It's time to get a keyboard for that fancy Apple iPad Pro you've just bought or been given as a nice little, but not little at all, pressie.Whether you have Apple's largest iPad, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or the slightly newer and smaller iPad Pro 10.5,... Read more

Best battery packs for smartphones: Portable power on the go

Best battery packs for smartphones: Portable power on the go

By Britta O'Boyle

There is nothing worse than running out of power on your phone. Well, there is, but when it happens it feels like the worst thing in the world.Unfortunately, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they... Read more

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

By Rik Henderson

Over the years, the PlayStation 4 has matured into a fine games console and no mistake. The system software tweaks have added all manner of extra features, including support for external hard drives and high dynamic range (HDR) visuals.And then, of course,... Read more