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UK Government puts a pin in the hybrid car bubble, cancelling the plug-in car grant
UK Government puts a pin in the hybrid car bubble, cancelling the plug-in car grant By Chris Hall

A change to the PICG now means that electric vehicles get less and hybrids no longer qualify for the discount Read more

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

The annual cycle of Android rolls on, with the latest version of the Google mobile software being called Android 9 Pie Read more

Nissan just fixed the Qashqai's biggest problem
Nissan just fixed the Qashqai's biggest problem By Chris Hall

The Nissan Qashqai has an internal technology upgrade, giving you a new NissanConnect system as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Read more

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense in pictures: Taking French flair electric
DS 3 Crossback E-Tense in pictures: Taking French flair electric By Chris Hall

DS has unveiled its first EV, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense. It's an SUV, it's electric and it's quirky Read more

Honor 8X review: Big bang for the bucks
4.0 stars Honor 8X review: Big bang for the bucks By Chris Hall

A large display graces the Honor 8X, paired with a dual camera and a big battery. But how does this phone stand up? Read more

Google Pixel 3 initial review: Pocket powerhouse
Google Pixel 3 initial review: Pocket powerhouse By Chris Hall

Google has released a pair of new Pixel phones, the larger Pixel 3 XL and this, the regular Pixel 3. But how does the smaller phone stack up? Read more

Google Pixel 3 XL initial review: Android's new hotshot phone
Google Pixel 3 XL initial review: Android's new hotshot phone By Chris Hall

Google has announced its new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, looking to take the fight to Apple and show the rest of the Android fraternity how it's done Read more

Nokia 8 Sirocco review: The high-end Nokia looking to steal Samsung's crown
3.5 stars Nokia 8 Sirocco review: The high-end Nokia looking to steal Samsung's crown By Chris Hall

The flagship Nokia is about design. It's slim, with curved glass edges to its 5.5in screen. But it launches on dated hardware and that spells issues. 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

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, but which Amazon Fire tablet is right for you? We've compared them for you. Read more

What is 8K TV, when is it coming and does it really matter?
What is 8K TV, when is it coming and does it really matter? By Chris Hall

The future of TV is 8K, but what is it, when can you get it and how much will it cost? We have all the answers. Read more

Best smartphones 2018: The best phones available to buy today
Best smartphones 2018: The best 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

What is a self-charging hybrid?
What is a self-charging hybrid? By Chris Hall

Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, self-charging hybrid and mild hybrid cars explained Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 tips and tricks: The definitive breakdown
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 tips and tricks: The definitive breakdown By Chris Hall

The best tips and tricks to master Samsung's Galaxy Note 9, from screen control or S Pen skills. Read more

Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Noise-cancelling supremo
5.0 stars Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Noise-cancelling supremo By Chris Hall

The Sony WH-1000XM3 make a great set of headphones even better for Mark 3. If you value noise-cancelling then these over-ears are among the very best. Read more

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile review: The go-to battle royale game
5.0 stars PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile review: The go-to battle royale game By Chris Hall

The definitive battle royale game, reviewed. Here's why it's at the pinnacle of mobile gaming. Read more

Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018 and 2019
Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018 and 2019 By Chris Hall

Our guide to all the exciting phones that haven't launched yet. Upcoming phones to keep your eye on and the most anticipated smartphones coming soon. Read more

Amazon Echo review: The best way to experience Alexa?
3.5 stars Amazon Echo review: The best way to experience Alexa? By Chris Hall

If you want to dip your toe into the world of Alexa, the Echo might seem like the obvious choice. But what is it really like? Read more

Amazon Echo Sub is a plug-and-play subwoofer to boost your Echo music
Amazon Echo Sub is a plug-and-play subwoofer to boost your Echo music By Chris Hall

Amazon is adding a subwoofer to its Echo family, bringing the bassline to its Alexa-powered speakers. Read more

Amazon Smart Plug will add Alexa to any plug socket
Amazon Smart Plug will add Alexa to any plug socket By Chris Hall

Amazon is going to be offering its own Smart Plug, letting you add Alexa voice control to any plug socket. Read more

What is Alexa Cast and how does it work?
What is Alexa Cast and how does it work? By Chris Hall

Amazon Alexa Cast makes it easier to control and play Amazon Music through your Echo. Here are all the details you need to get it working. Read more

Amazon Echo Spot review: That hits the spot
4.5 stars Amazon Echo Spot review: That hits the spot By Chris Hall

Alexa has liberally thrust itself into the lives of just about everyone. Amazon's omnipotent AI appeals not only to the technically minded, but to everyone.Amazon's Read more

OnePlus TV: What's the story so far?
OnePlus TV: What's the story so far? By Chris Hall

OnePlus is developing a TV which promises to shake-up the TV industry with better connectivity and a smarter experience. Read more

Audi e-tron Charging Service: What is it and how does it work?
Audi e-tron Charging Service: What is it and how does it work? By Chris Hall

The e-tron Charging Service is Audi's aggregated solution to avoid having to sign up to multiple services for charging your electric car. Here's how. Read more

Audi e-tron: Design, range, price - everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV
Audi e-tron: Design, range, price - everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV By Chris Hall

Audi is launching its first all-electric car, the e-tron. It's a premium five-seater SUV, promising long range, fast-charging and top quality tech. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 will come with 'very significant' design changes
Samsung Galaxy S10 will come with 'very significant' design changes By Chris Hall

The debate around the design of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is set to run for a lot longer, but there's fuel to the rumour fire that the Galaxy S10 will see Read more

OnePlus is developing a smart TV to bring 'intelligent connectivity' to the home
OnePlus is developing a smart TV to bring 'intelligent connectivity' to the home By Chris Hall

OnePlus has surprised its fans by announcing plans to move into the home with OnePlus TV, confirming a new division headed-up by CEO Pete Lau. Read more

DS Automobiles unveils its enticing electric car, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
DS Automobiles unveils its enticing electric car, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense By Chris Hall

DS Automobiles has unveiled the DS 3 Crossback, its first car that will offer an pure electric option alongside regular petrol and diesel. Read more

The Aston Martin Rapide E is a 610PS rear-wheel drive electric sports car
The Aston Martin Rapide E is a 610PS rear-wheel drive electric sports car By Chris Hall

Aston Martin has revealed some of the technical details about its first pure electric car, the Aston Martin Rapide E. Read more

PUBG Mobile version 8 adds Sanhok map - available to download now!
PUBG Mobile version 8 adds Sanhok map - available to download now! By Chris Hall

There's a new version of PUBG Mobile on the horizon and Tencent has released plenty of detail about this latest version of the game. The biggest change 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

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills By Chris Hall

If you're a Samsung Galaxy Note user, then you'll know there's been a trend for the stylus-wielding series to take what the latest Galaxy S smartphone Read more

The best Pokemon Go tips and tricks
The best Pokemon Go tips and tricks By Chris Hall

The basics of Pokemon Go are simple and fun. But here are some of the best tips to get the most out of your game. Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is official. This is how it compares to the Galaxy Note 8. Read more

Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet updated and it's all about Alexa
Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet updated and it's all about Alexa By Chris Hall

Amazon has updated its mid-sized tablet, the Fire HD 8, adding better Alexa interaction and a better front camera. Read more

Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock turns your Fire tablet into a smart display
Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock turns your Fire tablet into a smart display By Chris Hall

The Show Mode Charging Dock is an accessory for Amazon's Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets, allowing you to dock you tablet, charge it and use it a bit Read more

Fitbit Ace review: Doing it for the kids
4.0 stars Fitbit Ace review: Doing it for the kids By Chris Hall

A fitness tracker specifically for children. Will your kids want this Fitbit? Should you allow them to have one? We think it's a good idea. Read more

Honor smartphones compared: Honor 10 vs Honor 9 vs Honor 7 vs Honor 6
Honor smartphones compared: Honor 10 vs Honor 9 vs Honor 7 vs Honor 6 By Chris Hall

Honor is only a few years old - launched as a sub-brand of Chinese manufacturer Huawei in 2014 - but is quickly becoming a brand to be reckoned with. Good Read more

How to set your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to use Alexa rather than Google Assistant
How to set your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to use Alexa rather than Google Assistant By Chris Hall

Voice assistants are taking over our devices. If you don't like Google Assistant, you can have Alexa as the default instead. Read more

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Gestures, smart select, smart capture and more
How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Gestures, smart select, smart capture and more By Chris Hall

Samsung made a major change in 2018 to its Galaxy handsets: removing the physical home button. So how do you take a screenshot? Read more

Alleged OnePlus 6T retail box shows off water-drop notch, community love
Alleged OnePlus 6T retail box shows off water-drop notch, community love By Chris Hall

The OnePlus 6T could have a smaller notch and launch soon. This leak reveals a lot Read more

Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming
4.0 stars Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming By Chris Hall

After a rocky start, Google's tweaks and changes have given the Pixel 2 XL the appeal that it needed. And now it's got Android Pie goodness too. Read more

OnePlus has something planned for 15 January 2019
OnePlus has something planned for 15 January 2019 By Chris Hall

OnePlus has set something of a precedent in recent years, launching one devices, then following-up with another later in the year - the T update.That made Read more

LG's triple camera system for the LG V40 has been revealed
LG's triple camera system for the LG V40 has been revealed By Chris Hall

If you've been waiting for the LG V40 to launch, it seems that there might be a surprise in store: a triple camera system on the rear. Read more

Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro displays leak, two very different phones incoming
Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro displays leak, two very different phones incoming By Chris Hall

Huawei has confirmed that the Mate 20 is coming, and here we see the glass panels that will front them. Read more

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 initial review: Wear OS for the great outdoors
Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 initial review: Wear OS for the great outdoors By Chris Hall

Casio has updated its Pro Trek outdoors smartwatch, giving longer battery, a slimmer package and lots more information. Read more

Libratone Zipp 2 initial review: Smart just got smarter
Libratone Zipp 2 initial review: Smart just got smarter By Chris Hall

The Libratone Zipp has always been a smart speaker. But now we've got Alexa in the mix, boosted battery and more. Read more

IFA 2018: All the announcements that matter from the Berlin tech show
IFA 2018: All the announcements that matter from the Berlin tech show By Chris Hall

IFA in Berlin is one of the most significant spots on the calendar for product launches. So what has been announced? Read more

Harman Kardon's Citation series is a full set of Sonos-rivalling smart speakers
Harman Kardon's Citation series is a full set of Sonos-rivalling smart speakers By Chris Hall

Five of the Citation speakers come with built-in Google Assistant and support Chromecast, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. Read more

LG G7 ThinQ vs LG G7 Fit vs LG G7 One: What are all these LG phones?
LG G7 ThinQ vs LG G7 Fit vs LG G7 One: What are all these LG phones? By Chris Hall

LG has announced two new handsets, joining what it's now calling the "G7 platform". But what are these phones and how are they different? Read more

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