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Hive Active Heating 2.0 review: Style meets connected practicality
4.5 stars Hive Active Heating 2.0 review: Style meets connected practicality By Chris Hall

Hive is a great upgrade to your old central heating system. It is a straightforward and easy way to bring smartphone control and smart skills Read more

CES 2019: What to expect from January's Consumer Electronics Show
CES 2019: What to expect from January's Consumer Electronics Show By Chris Hall

The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the biggest tech events of the year. Read more

The best mobile phone deals for Christmas 2018
The best mobile phone deals for Christmas 2018 By Chris Hall

Looking for the best mobile phone deals this Christmas? Look no further, as we cover the top offers around on Apple, Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus and more Read more

Spectacular OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition photo leak reveals all
Spectacular OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition photo leak reveals all By Chris Hall

McLaren and OnePlus have partnered for a special edition - the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Read more

Lime hits London: Bike-E offers app-controlled bike rentals on the go
Lime hits London: Bike-E offers app-controlled bike rentals on the go By Chris Hall

Unlock for £1, 15p per minute thereafter for the electric-assisted bike Read more

Elusive Nokia 9 PureView said to run Android 9 Pie on Snapdragon 845
Elusive Nokia 9 PureView said to run Android 9 Pie on Snapdragon 845 By Chris Hall

Minor leaks provide details on Nokia's forthcoming flagship phone Read more

Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2019
Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 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

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition confirmed by the most amazing invitation ever
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition confirmed by the most amazing invitation ever By Chris Hall

OnePlus has teamed up with McLaren to launch a special edition of the OnePlus 6T 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

BMW technology: How the carmaker is developing its autonomous driving system
BMW technology: How the carmaker is developing its autonomous driving system By Chris Hall

We go behind the scenes to see how BMW's autonomous driving system is being developed Read more

Echo Show vs Lenovo Smart Display vs Google Home Hub: AI on display
Echo Show vs Lenovo Smart Display vs Google Home Hub: AI on display By Chris Hall

Smart assistants have moved in a new direction, adopting displays to forge a new category of device. It's a space that Amazon opened up in 2017 with the Read more

Smart Christmas lights: How to add voice controls and more to your Christmas lights with Alexa, Google Home or Siri
Smart Christmas lights: How to add voice controls and more to your Christmas lights with Alexa, Google Home or Siri By Chris Hall

Making your Christmas decorations smart is very easy thanks to voice assistants! 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

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 rugged Wear OS smartwatch release date revealed
Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 rugged Wear OS smartwatch release date revealed By Chris Hall

Casio's update to its Pro Trek family of smart outdoors watches will be with us in the new year. The WSD-F30 model is slated for January. Read more

Audi e-tron GT Concept: Specs, range and release date of Audi's electric sports car
Audi e-tron GT Concept: Specs, range and release date of Audi's electric sports car By Chris Hall

Audi's electric car plans line up a sports model - and here's everything you need to know about it Read more

Best of the LA Auto Show 2018: BMW, Porsche, Audi, Kia and more
Best of the LA Auto Show 2018: BMW, Porsche, Audi, Kia and more By Chris Hall

The LA Auto Show 2018 reinforced the message that the tide has turned and EVs are serious business Read more

Google Pixel 2 XL review: Conflicted start transforms into confident update
4.0 stars Google Pixel 2 XL review: Conflicted start transforms into confident update By Chris Hall

After a rocky start, Google's tweaks have given the Pixel 2 XL added appeal. Now with got Android Pie and Night Sight, it's a great phone. Read more

Google Home deals for Christmas 2018: Google Home Mini now £29
Google Home deals for Christmas 2018: Google Home Mini now £29 By Chris Hall

Google slashed prices on Google Home devices around this Black Friday and Cyber Monday and some of them are still discounted. Read more

BMW Vision iNext showcases BMW's 2021 autonomous electric SUV
BMW Vision iNext showcases BMW's 2021 autonomous electric SUV By Chris Hall

BMW unveiled the Vision iNext in September 2018 and then whipped this concept car off on a world tour, before dropping in on the LA Auto Show, for its Read more

Google Pixel 3 XL review: Android's new hotshot phone
4.5 stars Google Pixel 3 XL 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

Google Pixel Slate review: Notebook power, notebook feels
4.0 stars Google Pixel Slate review: Notebook power, notebook feels By Chris Hall

This Chrome OS tablet is more like a notebook once the (sold separately) keyboard is attached. How does it compare to iPad and Android competitors? Read more

BT Complete Wi-Fi: Smart Hub 2 and Wi-Fi Disc aims to banish Wi-Fi dead spots
BT Complete Wi-Fi: Smart Hub 2 and Wi-Fi Disc aims to banish Wi-Fi dead spots By Chris Hall

With broadband speeds generally increasing throughout the UK, the biggest battleground in for internet service providers is now Wi-Fi. With connected Read more

Best fitness tracker deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Fitbit, Garmin, Samsung and more
Best fitness tracker deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Fitbit, Garmin, Samsung and more By Chris Hall

Cyber Monday is a great time to get your hands on a new fitness tracker or sports watch with top UK offers on Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung and others Read more

Best smart home deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Ring, Echo, Google Home prices slashed
Best smart home deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Ring, Echo, Google Home prices slashed By Chris Hall

Looking for the top offers and savings on smart home devices in the UK this Cyber Monday? We've got you covered Read more

Best phone deals for Cyber Monday 2018: Google Pixel, iPhone, Huawei, OnePlus and more
Best phone deals for Cyber Monday 2018: Google Pixel, iPhone, Huawei, OnePlus and more By Chris Hall

The smartphone is king of gadgets and Cyber Monday is the king of deals. Here's what happens when they come together. Save £100s on Apple and Samsung Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 Black Friday price of £199.99 is the cheapest deal you'll find
Sony WH-1000XM2 Black Friday price of £199.99 is the cheapest deal you'll find By Chris Hall

Black Friday is getting serious about its discounts and slashing the price of the Sony MDR-1000XM2 saves you serious money. Read more

Arlo Pro review: A great home security system
4.0 stars Arlo Pro review: A great home security system By Chris Hall

Arlo Pro offers easy setup and installation, smartphone notifications and no ongoing fees (unless you opt for a Smart plan from £1.99/month). 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

New Range Rover Evoque debuts ClearSight rear mirror and invisible bonnet technology
New Range Rover Evoque debuts ClearSight rear mirror and invisible bonnet technology By Chris Hall

Technology treats both inside and out from the new Range Rover Evoque Read more

TCL UK TVs: DP628, DP648, DC748 models compared
TCL UK TVs: DP628, DP648, DC748 models compared By Chris Hall

TCL has come to the UK with three TV models, all offering 4K HDR and smart functions, but at affordable prices Read more

Arlo Smart comes to the UK offering AI for person, parcel or animal detection
Arlo Smart comes to the UK offering AI for person, parcel or animal detection By Chris Hall

Arlo Smart offers AI enhancements for your Arlo cameras, to make sure your alerts matter Read more

Google Pixel 3 problems: The bugs, the fixes and do they actually matter?
Google Pixel 3 problems: The bugs, the fixes and do they actually matter? By Chris Hall

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users have reported a number of bugs with the phone. Here's a rundown of what they are and what's happening to fix them Read more

Nissan Qashqai review: Is the original SUV crossover still the best?
4.0 stars Nissan Qashqai review: Is the original SUV crossover still the best? By Chris Hall

The Qashqai remains one of our favourite crossovers or mini SUVs; it's got good looks, it's a practical and comfortable drive Read more

Lenovo Smart Display review: Google Assistant steals the show
4.0 stars Lenovo Smart Display review: Google Assistant steals the show By Chris Hall

The Lenovo Smart Display makes a strong case for smart displays in visual, with strong Google Assistant support, but lacks on the sound quality front Read more

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions: How to get Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon or Umbreon
Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions: How to get Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon or Umbreon By Chris Hall

Eevee is one of the most interesting Pokemon characters. Not only is it ridiculously cute, but it doesn't have a defined evolution path Read more

New Echo Plus, Echo Show and Spot get Black Friday discounts - save up to £50
New Echo Plus, Echo Show and Spot get Black Friday discounts - save up to £50 By Chris Hall

Amazon discounted some of its devices when it started its Black Friday sales, but today the real sales being, with the newer and more exciting devices.The Read more

How do I charge my electric car?
How do I charge my electric car? By Chris Hall

From home charging to charging on the motorway, we explain slow, fast and rapid charging for your electric car or PHEV Read more

Fitbit Charge 2 slashed to only £75 for one of the best fitness trackers around
Fitbit Charge 2 slashed to only £75 for one of the best fitness trackers around By Chris Hall

The Fitbit Charge 2 has been slashed to £74.99 in this Black Friday deal of the day Read more

What is Night Sight and when will my Pixel get it?
What is Night Sight and when will my Pixel get it? By Chris Hall

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

Withings Pulse HR wants to challenge the Fitbit Charge 3
Withings Pulse HR wants to challenge the Fitbit Charge 3 By Chris Hall

Withings has a new fitness tracker offering automatic activity tracking, heart rate and sleep monitioring Read more

Stunning Xiaomi Mi 9 concept renders show off an exciting 2019 flagship
Stunning Xiaomi Mi 9 concept renders show off an exciting 2019 flagship By Chris Hall

Xiaomi's next flagship phone could give us three rear cameras Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 creeps closer with Exynos 9820 announcement and more spec leaks
Samsung Galaxy S10 creeps closer with Exynos 9820 announcement and more spec leaks By Chris Hall

There has been no shortage of leaks about the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S10, but now we have something concrete: details about the Exynos 9820 Read more

Best Google Pixel 3 tips and tricks: Android Pie prowess
Best Google Pixel 3 tips and tricks: Android Pie prowess By Chris Hall

We dive deep into the Pixel 3 and 3 XL to bring you the ultimate guide to Google's phones 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

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

Best GPS running watch 2018: The top sports watches to buy today
Best GPS running watch 2018: The top sports watches to buy today By Chris Hall

Let us help you choose the best running watch for you. Top heart rating tracking watches and devices for tracking every aspect of your run. Read more

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro review: Xiaomi comes out fighting
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro review: Xiaomi comes out fighting By Chris Hall

Xiaomi launches into the UK with the Mi 8 Pro leading the charge. But can this affordable flagship take on the rest? Read more

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro vs OnePlus 6T: Which phone should you buy?
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro vs OnePlus 6T: Which phone should you buy? By Chris Hall

These two flagship phones go head-to-head Read more

Best Kindle 2018: Which Amazon Kindle is best for you?
Best Kindle 2018: 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

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot
4.5 stars Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot By Chris Hall

Whether you're a globetrotter or a looking for an travel tablet or something to entertain your child with loads of controls, the Fire HD 8 is great value Read more

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