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Nest Cam IQ 4K security camera can tell the difference between a burglar or a thing

Nest Cam IQ 4K security camera can tell the difference between a burglar or a thing

By Britta O'Boyle

Nest has announced a new indoor security camera to its portfolio in the Nest Cam IQ. The next-generation indoor security camera is able to differentiate between person and thing, and the company claims it offers best-in-class imaging and intelligent... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal
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Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal

By Britta O'Boyle

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium sits at the top of the huge portfolio of Sony smartphones, pulling together advanced camera and display technology from other aspects of Sony's business and pairing it all with the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset.However,... Read more

New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft has updated its Surface Pro line, with the introduction of the new Surface Pro.The latest model, which would be the Surface Pro 5 if Microsoft had kept the numbers, packs in more power and a better battery than its Surface Pro 4 predecessor,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus: Which should you choose?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus: Which should you choose?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are finally available, bringing 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch smartphones to the flagship party. The two devices have plenty of great specs and features on offer but how do they compare? Here is the difference between the... Read more

What is Android Go and why does it matter?

What is Android Go and why does it matter?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google's I/O developer conference kicked off on 17 May with the company announcing several new features and functions across its range of products from Android O to Google Home.Among the new announcements was Android Go, a new version of Android that... Read more

HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC delayed the launch of its 2017 flagship, the HTC U11, so that it could power it with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. That's the same hardware that's in some Samsung Galaxy S8 phones, offering a processor that aims to be more powerful and... Read more

HTC U11 vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

HTC U11 vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced its flagship for 2017, the HTC U11. The new handset follows the movement started by the HTC U Ultra and U Play earlier in 2017, but brings with it flagship spec, looking to outshine its rivals.So here's how the HTC U11 compares to... Read more

Kia Picanto (2017) review: Small, sporty and savvy
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Kia Picanto (2017) review: Small, sporty and savvy

By Britta O'Boyle

The Kia Picanto is the baby of the Kia family, sitting under the recently launched Rio in terms of both cost and size. That's not to say the third-generation Picanto doesn't offer brains in that small body though. The latest model of the South Korean... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Pixel vs Pixel XL: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Pixel vs Pixel XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's next Galaxy S devices are bow available in the form of the S8 and the S8+. The big question is, how do they compare to their competition?Here is the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus stacked up against the Pixel and Pixel XL. You can also read... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs LG G6: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs LG G6: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG's new flagship smartphone, the LG G6 was announced at Mobile World Congress at the beginning of March, while Samsung waited until its separate Unpacked event at the end of March to announce its 2017 devices.Despite LG going for a more innovative... Read more

Fitbit Alta HR review: The best everyday fitness tracker?
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Fitbit Alta HR review: The best everyday fitness tracker?

By Britta O'Boyle

The Fitbit Alta HR brings heart-rate tracking to its slim and stylish fitness tracker, the Alta. The earlier device was fabulous for basic tracking but it missed out on a couple of features, stopping it achieving excellence.The HR, however, aims to... Read more

Withings Activite Steel HR review: Nokia has its finger on the pulse
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Withings Activite Steel HR review: Nokia has its finger on the pulse

By Britta O'Boyle

The Withings Activité Steel HR is the first device from the company since it was taken over by Nokia. It joins the plethora of beautifully designed devices, from the original Swiss-Made Activité to the Activité Steel, but it adds heart-rate tracking... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were announced at the end of March, bringing two new fabulous flagships to the smartphone party. How do they compare to their competition though?We've put them up against the LG G6, the Pixels and the iPhone 7 in previous... Read more

LG G6: Release date, specifications and everything you need to know

LG G6: Release date, specifications and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

LG's next flagship smartphone - the G6 - has finally been revealed at the company's pre-MWC 2017 press conference in Barcelona.Rumours have been speculating about what features the successor of last year's modular smartphone will offer for months, as... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's Galaxy S8 launched at the end of March, bringing with it a fabulous design, powerful specs and plenty of features, all hoping to rebuild the consumer confidence lost by the Galaxy Note 7.It's a stand out device, there's no doubt about that,... Read more

New Apple iPad (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: What's the difference?

New Apple iPad (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S3 at the beginning of March, while Apple announced its newest and cheapest iPad towards the end of March, bringing another two premium tablets to the party.The Tab S3 is designed to be an entertainment powerhouse, while... Read more

Sonos PlayBase review: Super-slim soundbase makes TV sound sublime
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Sonos PlayBase review: Super-slim soundbase makes TV sound sublime

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos doesn't launch a new product every month, or even every year, but when it does it's well worth the wait for top notch sound. The company's latest speaker, the PlayBase - which is designed to slide underneath your TV rather than mount onto the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs S6 vs S6 edge: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs S6 vs S6 edge: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were announced back in 2015, taking things to a whole new level for Samsung in terms of design, especially in the case of the edge model. They were the first to offer a more premium design with their glass and... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced its new flagship Galaxy S smartphones at its latest Unpacked event. The two devices, called the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, have been the subject of plenty of leaks over the last couple of months but now their official details have... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have finally been announced, following months and months of leaks and speculation. They will succeed the current Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and based on our first impressions, they will both be great devices.We've compared... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in March 2016 and the two devices received huge amounts of praise for their design, powerful specs and great cameras. No smartphone is perfect though. There will always be a few specs in the rumours that never... Read more

When is Android 7.1.1 Nougat coming to my phone?

When is Android 7.1.1 Nougat coming to my phone?

By Britta O'Boyle

Every year a major update to Android is released. 2016's update is called Android Nougat, following the theme of dessert-inspired names.Unlike previous updates, Nougat was first released to developers with a public preview beta programme, meaning early... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung and Apple don't just go head-to-head in the smartphone ring, they do it in the tablet ring too.The new Samsung Tab S3 is gunning for Apple's iPad Pro more so than ever, offering a premium build, S Pen and a hefty price tag.Here is how the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Tab S2: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Tab S2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung unveiled its next iPad-rival during Mobile World Congress 2017 on 26 February. The new tablet will hit shelves on 31 March, with pre-orders starting from 17 March.Here is how the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 compares to 2015's Galaxy Tab S2. Samsung... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung didn't use Mobile World Congress to launch its latest flagship smartphones, but that doesn't mean the South Korean tech giant kept quiet at the show.In fact, it did quite the opposite with the announcement of not one, but two new tablets, one... Read more

OK Google, tell Neato robot to start cleaning

OK Google, tell Neato robot to start cleaning

By Britta O'Boyle

Neato has announced Google Home support on all its connected robot vacuum cleaners, including the Botvac D3 Connected, Botvac D5 Connected and Botvac Connected.Users with a Google Home device will therefore be able to ask Google Assistant to tell Neato... Read more

Tech meets fashion: 6 of the most stylish smartwatches

Tech meets fashion: 6 of the most stylish smartwatches

By Britta O'Boyle

The worlds of fashion and tech are becoming more and more entwined. The collaborations that happen during fashion week are just the tip of the iceberg though, with numerous devices taking a fashion spin.It's smartwatches that have seen one of the biggest... Read more

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to in 2017

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to in 2017

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 2016, we saw Apple launch its second-generation smartwatch, Asus and Samsung their third... Read more

LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced its 2017 flagship smartphone on 26 February in the form of the G6. The new device brings several exciting features, including a dual-rear camera, 18:9 ratio display and a premium design.How does it compare to its competition though? This... Read more

LG G6 vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced its latest flagship smartphone on 26 February 2017 in the form of the G6. The new device brings some exciting features with it, including a huge HDR display in a small premium and waterproof body.It seems to right the wrongs of the G5, at... Read more

Sonos launches PlayBase to boost your TV sound

Sonos launches PlayBase to boost your TV sound

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has added to its home theatre portfolio with the launch of the PlayBase, a new super-slim speaker designed to slide underneath your TV rather than wall-mount like the PlayBar.The PlayBase measures 720 x 380mm, with a height of just 58mm, making... Read more

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos announced a new speaker to its home theatre portfolio in the form of the Playbase in February 2017. The Playbase is designed for TVs that aren't wall-mounted, sliding beneath them, while the Playbar is primarily designed for wall-mounted TVs,... Read more

Fitbit announces Alta HR for heart rate tracking in slim, stylish package

Fitbit announces Alta HR for heart rate tracking in slim, stylish package

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has announced the Alta HR, bringing heart rate monitoring to last year's slim and stylish Alta fitness tracker.The new device introduces a slimmer and more compact version of the PurePulse technology found on the company's larger devices, such... Read more

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

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

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has announced the Alta HR, adding to its already strong line-up of activity trackers. The new device sits into the company's "Everyday" category, alongside the original Alta and the Flex 2.If you want to know which Fitbit is right for you, our... Read more

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile revealed four new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 including the super flagship - XZ Premium - but that's not all it had up its sleeve. The company also announced the Xperia Ear Open-style concept.So the name isn't overly catchy... Read more

Motorola Moto G5 vs Moto G4: What’s the difference?

Motorola Moto G5 vs Moto G4: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The two devices add a more premium finish to last year's models, while also improving in several areas.You can read how the Moto G5 Plus compares to the G4 Plus in our separate... Read more

Stunning Instinct Concept car shows Peugeot's vision of an autonomous driving future

Stunning Instinct Concept car shows Peugeot's vision of an autonomous driving future

By Britta O'Boyle

Mobile World Congress is traditionally the trade show where many technology manufacturers announce their latest smartphones, tablets and wearables so when you introduce a concept car to that atmosphere, needless to say it stands out. Like, really stands... Read more

Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress 2017, bringing the next generation of its budget smartphones to the market.The two devices feature very similar designs, aside from a few differences here and there, but they are a big... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Xperia Z5 Premium: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Xperia Z5 Premium: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced four smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, one of which is the Xperia XZ Premium, which is the company latest and greatest device with an all new camera and 4K HDR display.It succeeds the Xperia Z5 Premium, which launched... Read more

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony's Xperia portfolio of smartphones is plentiful to say the least. There are numerous options available, from budget devices to mid-range, all the way up to super flagship, making working out the right one for you pretty tough. Adding to the confusion,... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile has a tendency to launch a new smartphone every six months and it seems it has no intention of slowing down with four more announced at MWC 2017.No sooner has the Xperia XZ arrived on shelves, than the next Sony flagship, or flagships, have... Read more

Sony Xperia XZs preview: Same design, new hardware

Sony Xperia XZs preview: Same design, new hardware

By Britta O'Boyle

The Xperia XZs is one of four smartphones debuting at Mobile World Congress 2017 from Sony Mobile, succeeding the Xperia XZ that was announced six months ago at IFA in September.The new smartphone offers an upgrade in terms of camera functionality and... Read more

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced the X series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2016, marking the death of the Z line and a new path for the Japanese manufacturer. There were several X devices announced, including the lovely Xperia XA with its edge-to-edge display.One... Read more

Sony's 2017 smartphone portfolio: Hello Xperia XZ Premium, XZs, XA1 and XA1 Ultra

Sony's 2017 smartphone portfolio: Hello Xperia XZ Premium, XZs, XA1 and XA1 Ultra

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile has announced another four smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017, adding to its already-plentiful Xperia portfolio. The Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra join the existing line up of Xperia X, Z, M and E smartphones.... Read more

Sony Xperia 2017 smartphone differences: XZ Premium vs XZs vs XA1 vs XA1 Ultra

Sony Xperia 2017 smartphone differences: XZ Premium vs XZs vs XA1 vs XA1 Ultra

By Britta O'Boyle

There are few companies, if any, that launch as many smartphones in one year as Sony Mobile. We saw the death of the Z range and the rise of the X series at Mobile World Congress 2016, while at MWC 2017, we have the continuation of the X range with four... Read more

Sony Xperia Touch: The €1499 protector that puts Android on your kitchen table

Sony Xperia Touch: The €1499 protector that puts Android on your kitchen table

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile has announced four new Xperia smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, along with the Xperia Touch projectors price and availability.The Xperia Touch first debuted as a projector concept without a proper name at MWC 2016, alongside... Read more

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has changed hands more times than a used car in recent years, skipping over to Google and then to Lenovo where it currently resides. With future phones carrying the Moto branding - and a shake-up in 2016 introducing the Moto Z family, it was unclear... Read more

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei is fast becoming a big name in the smartphone world, producing well-built and well-specced devices for less than its competitors. The recent Mate 9 was a good device, meaning expectations are high for the company's next P flagship.Well it's now... Read more

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

The launch of LG's next flagship is finally here, following months and months of rumours and teasers. The new device has made its debut at Mobile World Congress on 26 February, bringing with it a huge display, all new design and some great specs.Here... Read more

Neato Botvac D5 Connected review: A Dyson 360 Eye competitor?
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Neato Botvac D5 Connected review: A Dyson 360 Eye competitor?

By Britta O'Boyle

Robot vacuum cleaners are becoming more popular with several big players now in the market, including Dyson. Some are great, others not so much, but all of them are pricey, typically costing upwards of £600.Neato brought the cost down a little with the... Read more