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SNES Classic Mini back in stock and only £79.99 for Black Friday

SNES Classic Mini back in stock and only £79.99 for Black Friday

By Rik Henderson

After the SNES Classic Mini console pre-order round, it has been a devil to get hold of the machine unless you happened to get your order in early doors. And by early, we mean within the first 30 seconds or so of pre-orders opening.The good news is that... Read more

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has no fewer than seven activity trackers in its portfolio. The Alta HR, as you might guess from its name, adds heart rate monitoring to 2016's slim and stylish Alta tracker meaning it starts to step into Fitbit's Charge 2 territory. Starts... Read more

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals: TVs, Consoles, Laptops and more

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals: TVs, Consoles, Laptops and more

By Elyse Betters

Ah, 'tis the season again. The season of Christmas sales!This year's sale season begins on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US) and extends to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US), and it's when companies and retailers... Read more

What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy?

What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy?

By Rik Henderson

The Philips Hue smart lighting system has grown dramatically in the last few years, in both popularity and number of available products.And from April, a new Philips Hue Candle bulb will join the fray, fleshing out the product range of connected LED... Read more

Best smart plugs: Google, Alexa and smartphone compatible control

Best smart plugs: Google, Alexa and smartphone compatible 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

What is Black Friday and what are the best UK Black Friday deals?

What is Black Friday and what are the best UK Black Friday deals?

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 just one day, but there are plenty of bargains to be had on the build-up... Read more

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has announced an upgrade to its OnePlus 5 smartphone. The new device, called the OnePlus 5T, is available to pre-order as of 16 November, five months after the original 2017 flagship from the company.We've compared its specs to the OnePlus... Read more

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has announced another smartphone at an event in New York on 16 November in the form of the OnePlus 5T. Rumours for the new device increased from zero to multiple in a matter of days earlier in the month but now everything is official.How does it... Read more

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has announced the OnePlus 5T, its second flagship smartphone of 2017. The new device offers very similar hardware to the OnePlus 5, but it brings with it a 18:9 aspect ratio display, putting it in the same playing field as the likes of the Samsung... Read more

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has announced its second 2017 flagship, the OnePlus 5T, which will be available to pre-order from 16 November and on sale from 21 November.The new handset offers the same hardware as its predecessor, the OnePlus 5, but it brings an 18:9 aspect... Read more

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed

By Rik Henderson

Another year draws to a close but not before we celebrate the finest games, gadgets and other tech treats of the last 12 months in the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. It's time to reveal the winners.You have been voting in your droves, along with... Read more

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One X has finally arrived, introducing 4K HDR gaming to the Xbox family. However, there is already a console that does similar, and it has been around for more than a year.The PS4 Pro has been available since the end of 2016 and also provides... Read more

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Pistols at dawn for the ultimate face off

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Pistols at dawn for the ultimate face off

By Chris Hall

Apple announced the iPhone X in September, celebrating 10 years of the iPhone with a new premier edition of the handset. Apple says this is the future of smartphones, losing the home button, embracing new technologies and being the biggest shift in iPhone... Read more

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

Which iPhone is best for you? 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 iPhone.So as you have discarded Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry,... Read more

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the iPhone X during its September event alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The X device brings with it a more exciting design, alongside a number of hardware differences compared to the more standard 8 and 8 Plus.How does it compare... Read more

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 8: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 8: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced three iPhones at the beginning of September in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X, which has also been called the iPhone 10.The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are similar to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but the iPhone X changes... Read more

HTC U11+ vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

HTC U11+ vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced the U11+, a slightly larger, more exciting version of the U11 flagship that appeared earlier this year. The new device follows the trend of super slim bezels and a huge display but without the huge footprint, putting it on par with... Read more

HTC U11+ vs HTC U11: What's the difference?

HTC U11+ vs HTC U11: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced two new smartphones at an event on 2 November, one of which is the HTC U11+ - a larger version of the HTC U11 that graced us with its presence earlier this year.The HTC U11+ has been heavily rumoured over the last couple of weeks,... Read more

HTC U11 Life vs HTC U11: What's the difference?

HTC U11 Life vs HTC U11: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced two new U handsets at an event in Taipei. The two devices come in the form of the U11 Life and the U11 Plus, both following on from the U11 flagship that launched earlier this year.The HTC U11 Life has been described as the "little... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Car

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Car

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 will be taking place for the 14th year in a couple of weeks in association with EE. There are 18 categories this year, with a couple of new ones joining and a couple of category splits.Each of the 18 categories has... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartwatch

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartwatch

By Britta O'Boyle

The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in a couple of weeks, celebrating the best products and devices across 18 categories spanning smartphones and tablets to cars and smartwatches.As usual, we have been running a series of features... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Fitness Gadget

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Fitness Gadget

By Britta O'Boyle

The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in the middle of November, celebrating the best devices and products across 18 categories from smartphones and games to speakers and smartwatches.Each of the 18 categories have between six and... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Gaming/VR Device

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Gaming/VR Device

By Britta O'Boyle

The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are just a couple of weeks away, with this year celebrating 18 categories from best smartphone and best camera to best gaming/VR device and best car.To be nominated within our Awards, all products and devices... Read more

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference?

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google announced two new flagship smartphones in the form of the Pixel and the Pixel XL at an event in October. The latter is the more progressive of the two devices, with a design that follows the trend of other 2017 flagship devices, such as the Samsung... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Wireless Speaker

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Wireless Speaker

By Britta O'Boyle

It's nearly November, which means the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are weeks away. The Awards are turning 14 this year and there will be 18 categories ranging from best smartphone and best tablet to best speaker and best smart home device.Each category... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smart Home Device

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smart Home Device

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will take place in the middle of November and that means we will soon be finding out the winners of the 18 categories ranging from smartphone to smarthome. Each category has been narrowed down to between six and eight nominees... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Streaming Service

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Streaming Service

By Britta O'Boyle

The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us, which means in just a few weeks we will be celebrating the best devices across a number of categories including smartphones, TV, laptops and cameras.There are 18 main categories this year,... Read more

Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

If you've considered buying a smart speaker in the last two years, you'll undoubtedly be aware of Amazon's Echo and its Alexa assistant and if you've ever considered multiroom audio, you're almost certain to have come across Sonos. Until very recently,... Read more

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

By Max Langridge

Smart clothes are the next step beyond wearables. Despite smart watches and activity trackers just beginning to become popular, smart clothing is already starting to appear.So far there are already items of smart clothing available including t-shirts... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Home Entertainment Device

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Home Entertainment Device

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place for the 14th year in the middle of November. There are 18 categories spanning smartphones, tablets and laptops to games, cars and home entertainment devices, with each nomination being something we... Read more

Best GPS running watch: The best sports watches to buy today

Best GPS running watch: The best sports watches to buy today

By Chris Hall

While the whole world is now discovering the benefit of a connected watch. For runners, this is home turf. While connected watches have come on leaps and bounds, the needs of runners haven't changed hugely over the past 20 years that running watches have... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best TV

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best TV

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating products across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to wearables and TVs.Each category has between six and eight nominees, whittled down from the hundreds of devices... Read more

Which Heos speaker is best for you? Heos 1, Heos 3, Heos 5, Heos 7, Heos Bar and more

Which Heos speaker is best for you? Heos 1, Heos 3, Heos 5, Heos 7, Heos Bar and more

By Max Langridge

Think of multi-room speaker systems and chances are you'll immediately think of Sonos. The company was one of the first out the blocks to get music pumping around your home and since then, many competitors have come along to try and steal some of the... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best In-Ear Headphones

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best In-Ear Headphones

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to cameras and headphones.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Mate 9: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Mate 9: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei announced the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design at an event in Munich on 16 October. The big-screened devices follow on from last year's Mate 9 but they bring a number of differences with them.We have compared the Mate 10 and Mate... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Headphones

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Headphones

By Britta O'Boyle

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 14th year and as usual, we have been delivering a series of features, highlighting the nominees within each of the 18 categories.Each feature offers a little bit about why we love each of... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Laptop

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Laptop

By Britta O'Boyle

It's that time of year again where the team here at Pocket-lint is gearing up ready for our annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, in association with EE. Our awards are now in their 14th year and with them will come 18 categories, each celebrating the amazing... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Tablet / 2-in-1

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Tablet / 2-in-1

By Britta O'Boyle

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 14th year and as usual, we have been and will continue to, deliver features detailing the nominees within each of the 18 categories.This is the sixth of those features, following on from best... Read more

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google announced two new Pixel phones at its event on 4 October. The two new smartphones were revealed alongside a new Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, new Daydream and a new Pixelbook.Naturally, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL differ in physical size... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Mid-Range Smartphone

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Mid-Range Smartphone

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to games and cameras.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over the... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartphone

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartphone

By Britta O'Boyle

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November for the 14th year, celebrating the best devices over the last 12 months across 18 categories. The categories span phones, tablets and games to cameras, smarthome and cars... Read more

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon announced the first Kindle in 2007 and since then we have seen eight generations go by. The most recently announced is the new Kindle Oasis and it heads the current line-up of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage.All four Kindles... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Compact Camera

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Compact Camera

By Britta O'Boyle

The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will take place in the middle of November, celebrating the best devices across a number of categories including games, smartphones, cars and cameras.There are 18 main categories this year, along with a Fast Award... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Interchangeable Lens Camera

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Interchangeable Lens Camera

By Britta O'Boyle

The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us, which means in just over a month we will be celebrating the best devices across a number of categories including smartphones, cars, VR and cameras.There are 18 main categories this year,... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Game

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Game

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to games and fitness trackers.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over... Read more

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television

By Rik Henderson

A year or so ago, buying a 4K TV might not have crossed your mind. Content wasn't readily available, prices were high and the technology was only in its early stages.However, just 12 months later everything has changed. If you're in the market for a new... Read more

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?

By Rik Henderson

So you're wondering which games console to buy yourself, a friend or family member and are finding it tough considering there's so much choice?Nintendo has the Switch, Sony has the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro, and Microsoft is soon to add the Xbox One... Read more

Sonos One vs Sonos Play:1: What's the difference?

Sonos One vs Sonos Play:1: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has a new speaker in its portfolio called the Sonos One. The smart speaker brings integrated voice control with Amazon's Alexa, but Google Assistant will be following in 2018.With voice control functionality added to existing Sonos speakers via Echo... Read more

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel and Pixel XL: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel and Pixel XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google has announced the new Pixels at an event on 4 October, with the two new smartphones succeeding the Pixel and Pixel XL.There were plenty of rumours surrounding the two devices but now all the details are finally official so here is how the Pixel... Read more

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

By Rik Henderson

A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have "dumb" TVs. And in that case, if you want to access streaming services, you'll need a streaming box.With such a vast range of streaming... Read more