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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 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 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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?

By Max Langridge

Beats headphones have gone through various iterations over the years and following the company's acquisition by Apple, they are more popular than ever. Their signature bass-focused sound has remained a constant throughout the series' development, too,... Read more

21 best Nintendo Switch games every gamer should own

21 best Nintendo Switch games every gamer should own

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has been a massive success story for a company previously rocked by the poor sales of the Wii U.It's easy to see why. It's an amazing games console for starters, able to be played on a big screen at home when docked and out and about... Read more

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

By Elyse Betters

Christmas Eve is this weekend, and that means the big man is almost here to deliver presents. There are two really good options for the young and old to keep abreast of the movements of Father Christmas online.One is from NORAD and Microsoft combined,... Read more

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

By Chris Hall

The Kindle reader is one of the most popular choices for ebook reading, letting you read your favourite books on a digital device, without the drawbacks that come with using a tablet or smartphone.Not only is the Kindle power efficient, meaning it will... Read more

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

By Rik Henderson

With the Nintendo Switch doing remarkably well and Microsoft poised to release the Xbox One X, you could be forgiven for being stumped when it comes to your next console choice - especially on the build up to Christmas. The PS4 Pro is even winking... Read more

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has been kicking around for years, sitting at the top of its activity tracking class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness.Chances are if you are reading this feature, you too have heard of it. The problem you... Read more

Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 1, Series 3, Nike+, Hermès or Watch Edition?

Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 1, Series 3, Nike+, Hermès or Watch Edition?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the fourth generation of its smartwatch in the Apple Watch Series 3 in September 2017, three years after the original was announced.The new model replaces the now discontinued Series 2, which was announced in September 2016, the... 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 GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

By Cam Bunton

When it comes to the best action camera, GoPro is pretty much the only company to in this day and age. It's still the best all-round experience for both professional video makers and the average consumer. GoPro offers an array of accessories, from small... Read more

Which Apple iPad is best for you? iPad mini vs iPad Air vs iPad vs iPad Pro

Which Apple iPad is best for you? iPad mini vs iPad Air vs iPad vs iPad Pro

By Britta O'Boyle

There may not be as much choice as smartphones when it comes to tablets, but there are still a number of decisions to be made if you're in the market for one.If you are reading this feature it is likely you have already decided on the platform, disregarding... Read more

Google Pixelbook vs Microsoft Surface Laptop: What's the difference?

Google Pixelbook vs Microsoft Surface Laptop: What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

If you're a student who wants an easy-to-use, high-end hybrid laptop, you have two main options: Pixelbook and Surface Laptop.The Pixelbook is essentially a glorified Chromebook, a cloud-based laptop geared toward the education market. However, Chromebook... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Samsung has announced the Galaxy A8, a new mid-range device that adopts some of the S8's skills.If the A8 name sounds familiar, that's because there was a phone launched in 2015 of the same name. Well rest assured, this is a whole lot more exciting than... 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

Best DNA testing kits: From ancestry to genetics, these are the ones to buy

Best DNA testing kits: From ancestry to genetics, these are the ones to buy

By Elyse Betters

Most everyone wants to know where they come from or whether their susceptible to diseases linked to their family's health history. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to this sort of information, usually because their ancestry isn't well documented.... Read more

RingCentral vs Grasshopper vs Vonage: What's the difference?

RingCentral vs Grasshopper vs Vonage: What's the difference?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

RingCentral isn't the only cloud-based phone system available for small businesses.There's also Grasshopper and Vonage, for instance. But how do they compare or differ? Is one better than the other? Which is more feature-rich? Is one more affordable the... 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

Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: Which Google Home speaker should you buy?

Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: Which Google Home speaker should you buy?

By Max Langridge

After releasing a lone Home smart speaker in 2016, Google added two new products to the mix in 2017 in the form of the Home Mini and the Home Max. The first two - Google Home and Google Home Mini - have had prices slashed for Black Friday to compete... Read more

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has finally unleashed the Xbox One X and it is dubbed the "most powerful" games machine yet.You can read our full, in-depth review here: Xbox One X review: Stacked with power and potential. But, how does it rate alongside the cheaper, existing... 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

Why great sharpness is important for your next TV choice

Why great sharpness is important for your next TV choice

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Unless you've had your head buried in AV sand the past couple of years, you'll know that the world has gone crazy for 4K. Pretty much every TV you can buy now is 4K Ultra HD. There are 4K Blu-ray players and discs. Netflix and Amazon stream in 4K. Even... Read more

Which Apple MacBook is best for you? MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro?

Which Apple MacBook is best for you? MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro?

By Britta O'Boyle

Decided you want an Apple laptop, but you're not sure which one is the right one for you? You've come to the right place. With six MacBook models available before you even consider configuration options, it's not an easy decision, or a simple one.This... Read more

Best of the LA Auto Show 2017 in pictures: BMW, Mercedes, Mazda and more

Best of the LA Auto Show 2017 in pictures: BMW, Mercedes, Mazda and more

By Joe Simpson

In recent years the big American car shows – Detroit and LA – have been overshadowed by January's CES, which has become a significant car show and the place to be for leading car-related tech and futuristic stuff.Nonetheless, with Southern California... Read more