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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 announced during E3 2018. And that's why we've decided to round up the best you can expect to see in the coming months, even stretching into early next... Read more

The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018: Cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo deals and more
The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018: Cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo deals and more By Dan Grabham

We're expecting the date for Amazon Prime Day to be announced soon, but we predict that Amazon Prime Day will be Tuesday 10 July 2018.In the lead up to the big day - and all day on Prime Day itself - we'll bring you all the best Amazon Prime Day deals... Read more

Black Friday UK 2018: How to get the best best Black Friday deals in the UK
Black Friday UK 2018: How to get the best best Black Friday deals in the UK By Rik Henderson

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 the Friday itself but in order to get some breathing space retailers... Read more

YouTube Music vs Spotify vs Apple Music vs Amazon Music Unlimited: What's the difference?
YouTube Music vs Spotify vs Apple Music vs Amazon Music Unlimited: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

YouTube has introduced YouTube Music to the UK after a successful launch in the States and Brit's will soon be able to get their hands on the ad-supported free service.There are also subscription options to get rid of the adverts, but are they worth the... Read more

Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbell vs Doorbell 2 vs Doorbell Pro: What's the difference?
Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbell vs Doorbell 2 vs Doorbell Pro: 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

10 best VPN services for use in the UK
10 best VPN services for use in the UK By Roland Moore-Colyer

Here we round up the best VPN providers available including NordVPN, ExpressVPN and Private Interet Access. The World Cup is upcoming this summer with millions set to watch games worldwide. Recent news about Facebook collecting your data has sparked... Read more

The best monitor 2018: Top 4K, Full HD and Quad HD options for creatives and gamers
The best monitor 2018: Top 4K, Full HD and Quad HD options for creatives and gamers By Cam Bunton

Whether you have an all-powerful gaming PC, a MacBook or just an everyday use-it-for-everything computer, there are many reasons why you'd need a monitor.That also means there are many things to consider when looking to buy one.  What's in the Windows... Read more

Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more
Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more By Britta O'Boyle

Having a smarthome isn't just about clever appliances or smartphone-controlled heating, you can also get clever lights too and that doesn't just mean smartphone control, it means all sorts of great features.You switch lights on or off everyday and they... Read more

Best laptop 2018: All the top notebooks, 2-in-1s and ultraportables to buy today
Best laptop 2018: All the top notebooks, 2-in-1s and ultraportables 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

Which is the best Microsoft Surface device for you?
Which is the best Microsoft Surface device for you? By Maggie Tillman

New Surface devices will be arriving at some point, but for now 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,... Read more

The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads today
The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads 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 Garmin watch: Fenix, Forerunner and Vivo compared
Best Garmin watch: Fenix, Forerunner and Vivo compared By Chris Hall

Garmin has a lot of fitness trackers and sports devices in its portfolio. It offers not only a range of options within each family, but it offers a wide range of sport-specific devices too.Choosing a Garmin can be confusing, but you're in the right place... Read more

Best smartphone 2018: The 15 best phones available to buy today
Best smartphone 2018: The 15 best phones available to buy today By Chris Hall

So you're looking for the best smartphone? Then you've come to the right place. We'll guide you through all the top mobile phones we've reviewed, both on Android and iOS. If you're after the best camera phone, the best phone for business or the best... Read more

The best robot vacuum cleaner 2018: Why do your own cleaning?
The best robot vacuum cleaner 2018: Why do your own cleaning? By Adrian Willings

Household chores like ironing, washing and vacuuming are never particularly enjoyable. In fact, most people hate them and the few that might enjoy them are probably getting paid to do so.Don't worry though, there is something that could make your life... 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.Being able to take it on your travels yet play the exact same games as at home is compelling. And, considering how... 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 new Alexa Gadgets.The Echo family of products has grown rapidly over the last couple of years, with a flurry of new devices announced last September to add to the... Read more

BlackBerry Key2 vs BlackBerry KeyOne: What's the difference?
BlackBerry Key2 vs BlackBerry KeyOne: What's the difference? By Cam Bunton

The BlackBerry Key2 is finally here, more than a year after the KeyOne launched to relieve BlackBerry fans who had been waiting years for a truly modern device that met their need to have a traditional BlackBerry-like physical keyboard.  BlackBerry Key2... 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

Best Sonos speaker: Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Beam, Playbar and Playbase compared
Best Sonos speaker: Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Beam, Playbar and Playbase compared By Britta O'Boyle

Multi-room speaker options are plentiful to say the least, with Denon, Samsung or LG and all offering their own take, with Apple, Amazon and Google now getting into the mix too.Unlike some of the newer additions to the multi-room speaker sector, Sonos... Read more

Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar: What's the difference?
Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar: What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

Sonos announced a new smart speaker, the Sonos Beam.The new device is half the price of existing Playbar, it's previously offering for boosting your TV's sound. What are the other differences between the two TV sound-enhancing Sonos speakers, though?... Read more

Motorola Moto Z3 Play vs Z2 Play vs Z2 Force: What’s the difference?
Motorola Moto Z3 Play vs Z2 Play vs Z2 Force: What’s the difference? By Mike Lowe

There's a new Moto Z for 2018: the Z3 Play, which updates the Z2 Play. For this generation there's no Force edition, however, so how does the new Moto Mods-featured handset fit in among 2017's mid- and top-spec handsets? What are Moto Mods? Everything... Read more

Best Alexa speakers: Top Amazon Echo alternatives
Best Alexa speakers: Top Amazon Echo alternatives By Max Langridge

Alexa is great, she can control all manner of smart home products, answer any questions you may have and play you music she thinks you'll love.But that last one can pose a problem if you have the Amazon Echo, because it isn't the greatest sounding speaker... Read more

Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone: What's the difference?
Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Asus announced a new phone dedicated towards gaming in the ROG Phone. The device was announced at Computex in Taipei and it will compete with the likes of the excellent Razer Phone.The Asus ROG Phone brings with it a unique cooling system as well as... Read more

How to get Dolby Atmos: The essential soundbars, speakers and AVRs to buy
How to get Dolby Atmos: The essential soundbars, speakers and AVRs to buy By Max Langridge

Dolby Atmos is shaking up the home entertainment world, creating a more enveloping sound stage than traditional 5.1- and 7.1-channel surround-sound systems by adding height channels.The extra height allow Atmos to be more accurate with sound placement,... Read more

The best Galaxy S9+ deals for June 2018
The best Galaxy S9+ deals for June 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is now available to buy and there are some great deals to be had if you are happy to shop around. It's also one of Samsung's most expensive phones ever, so it's well worth hunting out a deal.We've scoured the internet for all the... Read more

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

Looking for the best mobile phone deal for you? Look no further as our comparison table below enables you to select the contract phone deal that's right for you. Not sure what phone will suit you? Our handy guide to the best smartphones in 2018 breaks... Read more

The best Galaxy S9 deals for June 2018
The best Galaxy S9 deals for June 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 Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for June 2018
The best Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for June 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are now 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

The best iPhone X deals for June 2018
The best iPhone X deals for June 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Apple iPhone X is available in two colours, space grey and silver. It's the latest and greatest from Apple, the pinnacle of iPhone's 10 year history and the model for the future of Apple's trend-setting smartphone.It comes in two storage variants... Read more

Best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for June 2018
Best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for June 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our guide to the very best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals.The Sony Xperia XZ2 is available in black, silver, blue and pink.Best deal for the Sony Xperia XZ2This is the best offer for the Xperia XZ2 in the market right now.The best deal currently for... Read more

Best gaming mice: The best wired, wireless and RGB gaming mice to buy today
Best gaming mice: The best wired, wireless and RGB gaming mice to buy today By Adrian Willings

Gaming mice are the high-end devices of the mouse world. They are designed to be more accurate, offer a more comfortable experience and are built to last - as gamers are likely to spend more time with their mouse than anyone else.Top-of-the-range gaming... Read more

Best gaming keyboards: The best quiet, loud, colourful and proud mechanical keyboards around
Best gaming keyboards: The best quiet, loud, colourful and proud mechanical keyboards around By Adrian Willings

Keyboards are a personal preference, gaming keyboards equally so. A good quality gaming keyboard can make all the difference when you're in the heat of battle. The best mechanical keyboards not only offer extra key travel, but a choice of tactile response... Read more

LG V35 ThinQ vs LG V30: What's the difference?
LG V35 ThinQ vs LG V30: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

LG's V series is the alternative flagship model, often ranged alongside the G series. Traditionally the V series was larger, but felt a little niche; recently, LG has been doing more to make the V series more competitive.After the appearance of the LG... 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, that there's anticipation for the next big thing.Here we look at those phones that haven't yet launched,... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your 6.3-inch phablet
Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your 6.3-inch phablet By Maggie Tillman

If you bought the Note 8, you'll want to protect your investment.Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 has taken a bit of a price cut since it launched in August 2017, to £669 in the UK, which still isn't exactly cheap. It would suck to get this device, then drop... Read more

Which is the best iPhone? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone X?
Which is the best iPhone? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone X? 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

Best Huawei P20 and P20 Pro cases: Protect your new Huawei smartphone
Best Huawei P20 and P20 Pro cases: Protect your new Huawei smartphone By Max Langridge

Huawei has really taken the fight to the likes of Apple and Samsung this year with the P20 and P20 Pro. Both smartphones are fantastic alternatives to the other flagships, with the latter's triple-lens camera being nothing short of astonishingly good.... Read more

Chromebook vs laptop: Which should you buy?
Chromebook vs laptop: Which should you buy? By David Nield

You're after a compact but powerful computer you can take on the road with you – so do you opt for one of the cloud-based Chromebooks backed by Google, or stick with the more traditional choices of Windows and macOS? We're here to help you decide.That... Read more

Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6: What's the difference?
Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Honor launched its latest smartphone, the Honor 10, at a global event on 15 May. The device has a beautiful finish and some impressive specs, but it also faces some stiff competition, especially following the announcement of the OnePlus 6 just 24 hours... Read more

OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the difference?
OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

OnePlus launched a new phone at an event in London on 16 May. The OnePlus 6 is the latest of the devices that were originally marketed as a "flagship killer", bringing a glass back and plenty of great specs with it.It has some serious competition this... Read more

OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the difference?
OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus announced the OnePlus 6 at an event in London on 16 May, and made it available for purchase a few days later on 22 May. Several details surrounding the next "flagship killer" were revealed by the company in the run up to the event but now all... Read more

OnePlus 6 vs Huawei P20/P20 Pro: What's the difference?
OnePlus 6 vs Huawei P20/P20 Pro: What's the difference? By Cam Bunton

OnePlus and Huawei are arguably the two most recognisable smartphone brands to come out of China and make a success in Western markets over the last few years.Huawei launched its flagship phones for 2018 in the P20 and P20 Pro in April, while OnePlus... Read more

HTC U12+ vs HTC U11+: What's the difference?
HTC U12+ vs HTC U11+: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

HTC has announced its flagship phone for 2018, the HTC U12+. You'll notice that "+" in the name which indicates that this is a step on from the HTC U11+, rather than the HTC U11. But, as the HTC U11+ is close to the U11 in specification, if you've got... Read more

HTC U12+ vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference?
HTC U12+ vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

HTC has announced its new flagship phone, the HTC U12+. HTC is keen to stress that this is its flagship offering for the year, that this is the phone to rival all others.The biggest surprise smartphone of 2018 has been the Huawei P20 Pro. This phone sees... Read more

HTC U12+ vs Samsung Galaxy S9+: What's the difference?
HTC U12+ vs Samsung Galaxy S9+: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

HTC was clear when launching the U12+ that its naming was designed to square up to other flagship rivals. And let's be blunt - there's one big plus size phone out there to take down and it's the Samsung Galaxy S9+.Samsung launched earlier in the year... Read more

The best smart plugs 2018: Google, Alexa and Apple HomeKit control
The 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 a few minutes up the road whether you had turned the iron or straighteners off, smart plugs are what you need in your life.For some electronics it doesn't matter if you leave them on all day, except... Read more

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to
Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to By Rik Henderson

You might have an Xbox One S, 4K-ready Xbox One X or even an original Xbox One, but no matter which version there are come amazing games coming out throughout 2018 and beyond.That's why we've rounded up the Xbox One games we're looking forward to the... Read more

The best Bluetooth headphones 2018: Top on-ear or over-ear wireless headphones
The best Bluetooth headphones 2018: Top on-ear or over-ear wireless headphones By Mike Lowe

With more phones ditching the 3.5mm headphone socket, 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, but embracing Bluetooth means convenience and pretty much universal compatibility... 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

The best coffee machines 2018: our pick of the best bean-to-cup, jug, ground and capsule machines
The best coffee machines 2018: our pick of the best bean-to-cup, jug, ground and capsule machines By Dan Grabham

Coffee is a tricky thing to get right. There are so many different preferences, with all sorts of factors contributing to a good cup of coffee.Pocket-lint is here to help though. To give you a hand getting the best cup in your own kitchen, we have rounded... Read more