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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

Samsung Galaxy Fit and Fit e are fitness trackers to rival Fitbit
Samsung Galaxy Fit and Fit e are fitness trackers to rival Fitbit By Chris Hall

Samsung has announced new wearables and fitness trackers Read more

Xiaomi Mi 9 official with Snapdragon 855, triple camera and 20W wireless charging
Xiaomi Mi 9 official with Snapdragon 855, triple camera and 20W wireless charging By Chris Hall

Xiaomi has announced its new flagship smartphone and here are all the details you need to know Read more

Dual, triple, quad camera smartphones: The history running through to the Samsung Galaxy S10
Dual, triple, quad camera smartphones: The history running through to the Samsung Galaxy S10 By Chris Hall

With more and more smartphones launching with a multi-lens camera system, we're taking a romp through the history of multi-lens camera phones Read more

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart assistant explained
What is Bixby? Samsung's smart assistant explained By Chris Hall

Bixby is Samsung's attempt to take on the likes of Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana, and Alexa. It's a new AI agent exclusive to Samsung devices. Read more

PUBG Mobile zombie survival mode available right now as version 11 lands
PUBG Mobile zombie survival mode available right now as version 11 lands By Chris Hall

PUBG Mobile is responsible for turning plenty of mobile gamers into zombies, but now the game has its own zombie mode Read more

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Mobile HDR Premium explained
Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Mobile HDR Premium explained By Chris Hall

Mobile HDR is one of the biggest tech advances for mobile devices in recent times. We explain how it improves video viewing and list the devices available Read more

Panasonic 4K HDR TVs for 2019: GZ2000, GZ1500, GZ1000, GZ950 OLED and GX LED TVs compared
Panasonic 4K HDR TVs for 2019: GZ2000, GZ1500, GZ1000, GZ950 OLED and GX LED TVs compared By Chris Hall

Panasonic has a full line-up of new televisions for 2019, expanding its OLED offering, as well as delivering a range of LED TVs too Read more

The first 5G smartphones won't support all standards, but Qualcomm has the X55 modem to fix that
The first 5G smartphones won't support all standards, but Qualcomm has the X55 modem to fix that By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has announced a new 5G modem, the second-generation of the hardware that's going to be essential to connect future phones and devices to the Read more

Moto G7 Power review: Like battery? Love the G7 Power
5.0 stars Moto G7 Power review: Like battery? Love the G7 Power By Chris Hall

The Power - one of four phones in the Moto G7 series - is all about battery life. The massive 5000mAh cell sees it last and last. It's impressive. Read more

Panasonic HTB900 is a Technics-tuned soundbar supporting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Panasonic HTB900 is a Technics-tuned soundbar supporting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X By Chris Hall

Panasonic has announced two soundbar models offering Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, one with Technics tuning Read more

Panasonic 2019 OLED TV line-up expands to four different models all with Dolby Atmos and wide HDR support
Panasonic 2019 OLED TV line-up expands to four different models all with Dolby Atmos and wide HDR support By Chris Hall

Panasonic has outlined a full range of OLED TVs, joining the GZ2000 which was announced earlier in the year Read more

Full details of the Xiaomi Mi 9 triple camera have been revealed
Full details of the Xiaomi Mi 9 triple camera have been revealed By Chris Hall

Xiaomi doesn't seem to want to leave any surprises for launch day and has revealed a lot about the Mi 9 camera Read more

LG V50 ThinQ with Sprint 5G leaks foretelling February launch
LG V50 ThinQ with Sprint 5G leaks foretelling February launch By Chris Hall

The LG V50 ThinQ with Sprint 5G just got a lot more serious thanks to an image leak Read more

Mobile World Congress 2019: What to expect from the World's biggest mobile show
Mobile World Congress 2019: What to expect from the World's biggest mobile show By Chris Hall

Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile event of the year, seeing the launch of many of the top smartphones, smartwatches and tablets Read more

A history of Android skins: From HTC Sense to Emotion UI and everything in between
A history of Android skins: From HTC Sense to Emotion UI and everything in between By Chris Hall

The Android skin - that software layer that manufacturers plaster over the top of Android - has always been a controversial thing.The skin has been both Read more

Xiaomi Mi 9 photos surface as launch date confirmed
Xiaomi Mi 9 photos surface as launch date confirmed By Chris Hall

Xiaomi is expected to release its latest flagship phone - the Mi 9 - on 20 February, according to reports hitting the Chinese media.Shared by Chinese website Read more

You're only supposed to blow the bloody emissions off: Classic Mini gets electric retrofit
You're only supposed to blow the bloody emissions off: Classic Mini gets electric retrofit By Chris Hall

The Mini is 60-years-old in 2019 and to celebrate, UK company Swind is offering an electric Classic Read more

Sony Wena straps add smart functions to any watch
Sony Wena straps add smart functions to any watch By Chris Hall

Sony first unveiled Wena in 2015, the product of Sony's startup incubator in Japan - called Seed Acceleration Program - and looking to provide an alternative Read more

Sony Wena Pro initial review: The smart watch we've been waiting for
Sony Wena Pro initial review: The smart watch we've been waiting for By Chris Hall

A smart band for your traditional watch, we got our hands on Sony's new Wena Read more

Alexa is always listening: How to delete your Alexa voice recordings
Alexa is always listening: How to delete your Alexa voice recordings By Chris Hall

If you're worried about your privacy or want to remove a recorded conversation, we have all the details Read more

Xiaomi Mi 8 review: Big bang for your buck
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi 8 review: Big bang for your buck By Chris Hall

This Chinese phone brand's flagship offers affordable power - but there are compromises. Here's whether this Xiaomi should be on your shopping list. Read more

Google Maps AR navigation has nearly reached its final destination - your phone
Google Maps AR navigation has nearly reached its final destination - your phone By Chris Hall

Augmented reality navigation will make it easier to find your way thanks to Google Maps Read more

Ring Video Doorbell tips and tricks: Become the ultimate Ring master
Ring Video Doorbell tips and tricks: Become the ultimate Ring master By Chris Hall

Ring is one of the stars of the smart home and here are the best tips and tricks to get the most out of your Video Doorbell Read more

Volkswagen ID: Everything you need to know about the pure electric VW of the future
Volkswagen ID: Everything you need to know about the pure electric VW of the future By Chris Hall

Volkswagen has been talking about ID since it first unveiled the ID Concept at the Paris Motor Show in 2016, but we're expecting the first model in 2020 Read more

Sony Mobile World Congress 2019 press event: How to watch it live
Sony Mobile World Congress 2019 press event: How to watch it live By Chris Hall

Sony is holding a press conference at Mobile World Congress 2019 to help kick off the biggest mobile event of the year.The company's keynote will likely Read more

Roku Streaming Stick+ review: First-class streaming
4.5 stars Roku Streaming Stick+ review: First-class streaming By Chris Hall

Streaming represents the biggest shift in how we consume content in recent years. Where it might have once been seen as a last resort - somewhere you'd Read more

Tech's rear of the year: The beautiful phone finishes of 2018
Tech's rear of the year: The beautiful phone finishes of 2018 By Chris Hall

Smartphones no longer need to be boring. Here are some of the best colours and finishes from the past 12 months Read more

Roku Streaming Stick+ price dropped to £59, making this one of the best media devices you can buy
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 - with 30% off Read more

Gocycle GX is a folding bike to rival the Brompton Electric
Gocycle GX is a folding bike to rival the Brompton Electric By Chris Hall

Gocycle has been making electric bikes for 10 years, so it's fitting that the new folding model is launched as the Gocycle GX.Wasn't Gocycle already a Read more

Fitbit prices tumble in Valentine's Day sales, with savings on Versa, Charge 3 and and Ionic Adidas edition
Fitbit prices tumble in Valentine's Day sales, with savings on Versa, Charge 3 and and Ionic Adidas edition By Chris Hall

Fitbit prices best deals in Valentine's Day sales, $40/£20 saving on the Ionic Adidas edition, $20/20 off Charge 3 and $30/£20 off the Versa Read more

A year with Screen Time's parental controls: Peace of mind for parents
A year with Screen Time's parental controls: Peace of mind for parents By Chris Hall

A British company called Screen Time Labs could offer the solution to managing your kid's device usage Read more

Roku could bring Apple AirPlay 2 to virtually any TV
Roku could bring Apple AirPlay 2 to virtually any TV By Chris Hall

Roku is said to be in talks with Apple about support for AirPlay 2 - which could see support for Apple's wireless technology on just about any TV Read more

Google Home deals for February 2019: Google Home Mini now £29, Google Home £79
Google Home deals for February 2019: Google Home Mini now £29, Google Home £79 By Chris Hall

Google slashes prices on Google Home devices this February: Google Home mini £29, and Google Home £79 Read more

How to create Alexa Routines for Ring Video Doorbell
How to create Alexa Routines for Ring Video Doorbell By Chris Hall

Ring is now one of the devices supported by Amazon's Alexa Routines, meaning you can create custom actions involving Ring devices. In this feature Read more

Xiaomi Mi 9 spotted in the wild with triple camera system
Xiaomi Mi 9 spotted in the wild with triple camera system By Chris Hall

Xiaomi is expanding its reach, launching into the UK in 2018 and looking for international growth Read more

Android One is missing its most important device: a genuine pure Android flagship
Android One is missing its most important device: a genuine pure Android flagship By Chris Hall

As we enter the season of new smartphone launches - Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony, LG and Nokia are all due to announce new devices in the next few weeks Read more

Connected Kerb could be the city solution that supercharges electric cars
Connected Kerb could be the city solution that supercharges electric cars By Chris Hall

Connected Kerb has rolled out the first of its electric charging points in Southwark, London, as it looks to address the problem of EV charging Read more

Ruark R5 is an all-in-one music system that puts quality first
Ruark R5 is an all-in-one music system that puts quality first By Chris Hall

Wonderfully rich sound from this uncompromising music system Read more

Samsung flaunts new 1TB storage likely to feature in the Galaxy S10 X
Samsung flaunts new 1TB storage likely to feature in the Galaxy S10 X By Chris Hall

Samsung has announced that it has started mass producing eUFS 2.1 hardware, with storage capacities of 1TB. While people have been baulking at the 512GB Read more

Oppo RX17 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro vs OnePlus 6T: The alt-flagship showdown
Oppo RX17 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro vs OnePlus 6T: The alt-flagship showdown By Chris Hall

Oppo and Xiaomi are both new to the UK - so how do they compare to the favourite flagship alternative from OnePlus? Read more

Power for future devices could be harvested directly from Wi-Fi signals
Power for future devices could be harvested directly from Wi-Fi signals By Chris Hall

Wireless power is often seen as the holy grail for mobile devices, allowing charging without being connected to a power source - or in some cases, without Read more

Honor smartphones compared: Honor View 20 vs Honor 10 vs Honor 8 vs Honor 7
Honor smartphones compared: Honor View 20 vs Honor 10 vs Honor 8 vs Honor 7 By Chris Hall

Here we have Honor's complete current line-up of phones, available in the UK, so you can pick the best model for you. Read more

Philips 7304 initial review: Is it really The One?
Philips 7304 initial review: Is it really The One? By Chris Hall

When Philips announced its new TV models for 2019, it highlighted one of its mid-range TVs and lifted it above its flagship LED and OLED models Read more

Samsung Galaxy M20 and M10 launched to crawl back the affordable market
Samsung Galaxy M20 and M10 launched to crawl back the affordable market By Chris Hall

Samsung - the world's largest smartphone manufacturer - has a fight on its hands to retain market share Read more

Nokia 9 teaser images are just fan art, according to HMD Global
Nokia 9 teaser images are just fan art, according to HMD Global By Chris Hall

The big omission from Nokia's Android line-up has been a credible flagship device Read more

New iPad could miss-out on a key Apple feature
New iPad could miss-out on a key Apple feature By Chris Hall

Breaking down iOS beta code suggests new iPads are imminent, joining a growing weight of rumours 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

Philips OLED 804/854 initial review: Adding skills to OLED thrills
Philips OLED 804/854 initial review: Adding skills to OLED thrills By Chris Hall

Philips made quite the impression with the OLED 803 (and sound-boosted 903) in 2018, but if you were thinking about buying one of those excellent televisions, Read more

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