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Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter finals: How to watch New Zealand vs Ireland
Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter finals: How to watch New Zealand vs Ireland By Chris Hall

The Rugby World Cup 2019 kicked off on Friday 20 September, with hosts Japan facing Russia. But when are the important games and how can you watch? Read more

Best Garmin watch 2019: Fenix, Forerunner and Vivo compared
Best Garmin watch 2019: Fenix, Forerunner and Vivo compared By Chris Hall

Choosing the right Garmin watch can be confusing, but we're here to help you pick the right device for your own personal needs Read more

Polar updates Vantage fitness watches with enhanced sleep tracking, boosts GPS performance
Polar updates Vantage fitness watches with enhanced sleep tracking, boosts GPS performance By Chris Hall

The Polar Vantage V and slightly lower-tier Vantage M have received some hefty updates, bringing with them a range of new features and improvements.Much Read more

XC40 Recharge has 250 mile range as Volvo EV offensive begins in earnest
XC40 Recharge has 250 mile range as Volvo EV offensive begins in earnest By Chris Hall

Volvo has unveiled its first pure electric car, the XC40 Recharge. It's based on the existing compact SUV, slipping into an attractive segment of the market Read more

Kia XCeed SUV review: Destined to SucCeed?
4.0 stars Kia XCeed SUV review: Destined to SucCeed? By Chris Hall

The crossover SUV adaptation of Kia's Ceed hatchback brings heaps of tech, ride height and comfort all for a sensible price point. Read more

Google Pixel 4 initial review: Shooting for the stars
Google Pixel 4 initial review: Shooting for the stars By Chris Hall

Google's latest and a greatest smartphone brings with it a range of new technologies Read more

Google Pixel 4 XL initial review: Look mum, no hands
Google Pixel 4 XL initial review: Look mum, no hands By Chris Hall

Google's annual phone refresh isn't as mature as the likes of Apple and Samsung - or even Huawei - who dominate the smartphone market. But now in its Read more

The best VR headsets to buy 2019: Top virtual reality gear
The best VR headsets to buy 2019: Top virtual reality gear By Chris Hall

Our definitive list of the best virtual reality headsets available to buy. All the best headsets from mobile VR devices to fully-fledged high-end headsets. Read more

PUBG Mobile v15 update takes a leaf out of CoD Mobile's book, adds helicopters, RPGs, team revives
PUBG Mobile v15 update takes a leaf out of CoD Mobile's book, adds helicopters, RPGs, team revives By Chris Hall

PUBG Mobile has pushed its biggest update for a while, bringing in a whole range of updates to the chart-topping mobile game. Read more

Google Nest Mini initial review: Mini update, max impact
Google Nest Mini initial review: Mini update, max impact By Chris Hall

That the name has changed from Home Mini to Nest Mini is predictable, with Google realigning its smart devices with the Nest brand - but the compact Google Read more

What is Nest Aware, how much is it and what does it offer?
What is Nest Aware, how much is it and what does it offer? By Chris Hall

Here's everything you need to know about about Nest Aware, including what Nest devices it's needed for, what it offers and how much it costs. Read more

Google officially unveils the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with boosted camera and radar Motion Sense
Google officially unveils the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with boosted camera and radar Motion Sense By Chris Hall

Google has taken the wraps off its 2019 phones, revealing the often-leaked Pixel 4 Read more

New Google Nest Mini boosts sound quality, shifts to more recycled materials
New Google Nest Mini boosts sound quality, shifts to more recycled materials By Chris Hall

Google has unveiled a new version of the Nest Mini, it’s small Google Assistant speaker Read more

Apple TV app is now available on Roku devices paving the way for Apple TV+ launch
Apple TV app is now available on Roku devices paving the way for Apple TV+ launch By Chris Hall

Roku has confirmed that from today you'll be able to add the Apple TV app to your Roku device Read more

When is Android 10 coming to my phone?
When is Android 10 coming to my phone? By Chris Hall

We're gathering all the updates together for Samsung, Huawei and everyone else Read more

What is Night Sight and what can it do on the Pixel phone?
What is Night Sight and what can it do on the Pixel phone? By Chris Hall

Everything you need to know about the Pixel night shooting mode Read more

Uniti One is a futuristic urban EV, packed with technology and seating for three
Uniti One is a futuristic urban EV, packed with technology and seating for three By Chris Hall

The shift towards electric cars is bringing with it a whole new range of entrants to the market - and the Uniti One is an interesting addition. Read more

Amazon Echo (3rd generation) review: Can't touch this
5.0 stars Amazon Echo (3rd generation) review: Can't touch this By Chris Hall

If music is the most important thing for you, then it's hard to ignore the boosted performance of the third-gen Amazon Echo smart speaker. Read more

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock review: Alexa, what's the time?
5.0 stars Amazon Echo Dot with Clock review: Alexa, what's the time? By Chris Hall

The new Echo Dot with Clock is a neat idea that's ideal for the bedroom as an alternative to a traditional alarm clock. Read more

Porsche unveils its entry-level EV, the Taycan 4S
Porsche unveils its entry-level EV, the Taycan 4S By Chris Hall

Porsche formally announced its electric sports car, the Taycan, in September 2019, but come October, it's already announcing a new version of that car Read more

A year living with the Google Pixel 3 XL
A year living with the Google Pixel 3 XL By Chris Hall

Announced on 7 October, it approaches its anniversary, dividing opinion, and ready to be replaced by the Pixel 4 Read more

Google services might soon be restored to Huawei devices
Google services might soon be restored to Huawei devices By Chris Hall

For the consumer division of Huawei one of the biggest impacts of its placement on the entity list in May 2019 has been the question over access to Google's Read more

OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition in pictures: Wait till you see the case
OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition in pictures: Wait till you see the case By Chris Hall

OnePlus has continued its partnership with McLaren, resulting in another special edition handset - the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition Read more

OnePlus is working with PUBG Mobile to enhance your gaming experience
OnePlus is working with PUBG Mobile to enhance your gaming experience By Chris Hall

OnePlus has confirmed that it's working with PUBG Mobile to provide an optimised experience for those playing on OnePlus devices.Announced briefly on stage Read more

OnePlus officially announces the OnePlus 7T Pro
OnePlus officially announces the OnePlus 7T Pro By Chris Hall

OnePlus has announced the anticipated OnePlus 7T Pro, the second 7T device in the series Read more

Nokia starts the Android 10 roll-out, with the Nokia 8.1 at the top of the list
Nokia starts the Android 10 roll-out, with the Nokia 8.1 at the top of the list By Chris Hall

HMD Global has confirmed that it is starting the upgrade of Nokia devices to Android 10, the latest version of Google's software Read more

Best Android phone 2019: Which is the top Android phone to buy today?
Best Android phone 2019: Which is the top Android phone to buy today? By Chris Hall

Here are the best Android phones from Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus, Google and more to help you choose the best phone for you Read more

PUBG Mobile tips and tricks: Become a battle royale master
PUBG Mobile tips and tricks: Become a battle royale master By Chris Hall

Read our guide on how to become a master of Player Unknown's Battlegrounds on mobile. Our top tips and tricks for PUBG to help you get chicken dinners Read more

5G on EE: The phones, the speeds, the prices and everything you need to know
5G on EE: The phones, the speeds, the prices and everything you need to know By Chris Hall

EE officially launched 5G on 30 May, the first network in the UK to launch a 5G service Read more

11 photography tips and tricks for better smartphone photos
11 photography tips and tricks for better smartphone photos By Chris Hall

The smartphone is now the go-to camera - but how can you take the best smartphone photos? Read more

Electric Volvo XC40 runs Android Automotive OS, with Google Play, Maps and Assistant
Electric Volvo XC40 runs Android Automotive OS, with Google Play, Maps and Assistant By Chris Hall

Volvo is preparing to launch its first all-electric car - the XC40 SUV - and it's going to town teasing new features 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 tablet continues to offer a popular alternative to the iPad, but which Amazon Fire tablet is right for you? We've compared them for you Read more

Best Kindle 2019: Which Amazon Kindle is best for you?
Best Kindle 2019: Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? By Chris Hall

Read our guide to help you decide which Amazon Kindle is right for you. See the specs and features of all the Kindles to choose the right one. Read more

Bose Personal Plus: A closer look at Bose's innovative automotive sound system
Bose Personal Plus: A closer look at Bose's innovative automotive sound system By Chris Hall

Bose has a long association with car manufacturers, bringing its enhanced audio solutions to a full range of different cars. While many of these are a Read more

Tile Sticker is a bottle top sized Bluetooth tag, joins refreshed Tile line-up
Tile Sticker is a bottle top sized Bluetooth tag, joins refreshed Tile line-up By Chris Hall

Tile has announced a complete refresh of its line-up of Bluetooth trackers, including the launch of a completely new device - Tile Sticker.The new tracker Read more

Tile review: Pro, Mate, Slim and Sticker compared and reviewed
4.5 stars Tile review: Pro, Mate, Slim and Sticker compared and reviewed By Chris Hall

Easy to use and with a great app, it's simple to connect a Tile and keep track of your stuff. Finding something misplaced at home is easy, but Read more

PUBG Mobile vs Call of Duty Mobile: What's the difference and which is better?
PUBG Mobile vs Call of Duty Mobile: What's the difference and which is better? By Chris Hall

PUBG Mobile has, for a long time, ruled the mobile battle royale roost. Ok, so there's been the small issue of Fortnite, but PUBG's real challenger comes Read more

Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2019
Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2019 By Chris Hall

The cutting edge of tech is the smartphone - and here are all the exciting phones from the likes of Apple, Samsung, Huawei and more Read more

Best smartphones 2019: The top mobile phones available to buy today
Best smartphones 2019: The top mobile phones available to buy today By Chris Hall

The best smartphones you can currently buy, covering the best of iPhone and Samsung, Huawei and everything Android has to offer Read more

Electric Volvo XC40 launches 16 October, promises to be one of the safest cars on the road
Electric Volvo XC40 launches 16 October, promises to be one of the safest cars on the road By Chris Hall

Volvo will be unveiling its first electric car on 16 October - an electric version of the XC40 SUV Read more

Hive View review: Great looks, great performance
4.0 stars Hive View review: Great looks, great performance By Chris Hall

The Hive View is certainly the best looking indoor camera you can buy, but only offers 24-hours to download the video it captures Read more

Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless
4.5 stars Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless By Chris Hall

Chromecast Ultra is an easy and predictable upgrade and a device that makes complete sense supporting the latest formats for video streaming Read more

Tesla Model 3 actually makes for a great Netflix experience
Tesla Model 3 actually makes for a great Netflix experience By Chris Hall

The notion of adding Netflix to Tesla cars has been enthusiastically received. With the push of the new version 10 software, it's now arriving Read more

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro review: Sublime sports watch, great smartwatch
5.0 stars Garmin Fenix 6 Pro review: Sublime sports watch, great smartwatch By Chris Hall

The Garmin Fenix is an outstanding sports device with the intelligence to compete with any smartwatch too Read more

Arlo Video Doorbell leaks to rival Nest Hello
Arlo Video Doorbell leaks to rival Nest Hello By Chris Hall

Arlo - best known for its range of home security cameras - could be on the verge of releasing a video doorbell to rival the Nest Hello. Arlo currently Read more

A closer look at the Tesla Model 3 interior and infotainment tech
A closer look at the Tesla Model 3 interior and infotainment tech By Chris Hall

A lot has been said about the Tesla Model 3. It's one of the most exciting electric cars on the roads, anticipated both because it brings Tesla to a price Read more

Tesla v10 software roll-out brings Netflix, CupHead and some useful driving features
Tesla v10 software roll-out brings Netflix, CupHead and some useful driving features By Chris Hall

Tesla has confirmed that it's ready to roll-out v10 of its in-car software, bringing with it a wide range of anticipated feature, including the ability Read more

OnePlus TV Q1 and Q1 Pro: Specs, release date and details
OnePlus TV Q1 and Q1 Pro: Specs, release date and details By Chris Hall

OnePlus has announced its own-brand TV, promising to shake-up the TV industry with better connectivity and a smarter experience. Read more

Ant Middleton on tech: We need a "hybrid of technology and human capabilities"
Ant Middleton on tech: We need a "hybrid of technology and human capabilities" By Chris Hall

Ant Middleton, best known as the stern face of Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins, describes himself as a technophobe - but is he? Read more

OnePlus has unveiled the OnePlus TV, as it attempts to disrupt the big screen market
OnePlus has unveiled the OnePlus TV, as it attempts to disrupt the big screen market By Chris Hall

OnePlus has officially announced the OnePlus TV, the expected announcement that sees the smartphone disruptor moving onto the next industry it's going Read more

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