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Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

Long before the Nokia 8 was launched, there was a lot of talk of there being two flagship handsets. Some went as far as saying that the Nokia 8 was going to launch in two sizes which didn't happen: we were given one Nokia 8 and the rumour cycle was reset. But... Read more

Grab yourself an Amazon Fire TV Stick for just £30 or 4K Fire TV for £55

Grab yourself an Amazon Fire TV Stick for just £30 or 4K Fire TV for £55

By Chris Hall

It's almost Christmas. And as we rush headlong to the day itself, tech deals across all types of devices are emerging to help you make last minute gift purchases. Some are certainly too good to miss out on: the discounted Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa... Read more

Nokia 8 review: Flagship specs, mid-range feels
4.0 stars

Nokia 8 review: Flagship specs, mid-range feels

By Chris Hall

Nokia filled the gap at the top of its smartphone portfolio with the Nokia 8, the flagship phone that we'd been waiting for since the announcement of Nokia's return, which has seen the birth of the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 in the first year of its life.On the... Read more

Best Garmin watch: Fenix, Forerunner and Vivo compared

Best Garmin watch: Fenix, Forerunner and Vivo compared

By Chris Hall

Garmin has a lot of fitness trackers and sports devices in its portfolio. It offers not only a range of options within each family, but it offers a wide range of sport-specific devices too.Choosing a Garmin can be confusing, but you're in the right place... 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

Ah Christmas, the time of scrabbling around under a tree to unplug all those lights, getting jabbed in the head by those rogue needles on that Nordmann fir you were coerced into buying.Well scrabble no more, because for every Christmas tree light, there's... Read more

Fantastic Fitbit Alta HR deal saves you a fabulous £56

Fantastic Fitbit Alta HR deal saves you a fabulous £56

By Chris Hall

If you missed Black Friday, then don't despair: there's a great deal on the Fitbit Alta HR today, but you'll have to be quick, as you'll only be able to get this price for one day.The Fitbit Alta HR normally retails for £129.99, but priced at only £82.99,... Read more

Asus NovaGo initial review: Windows 10 but always connected

Asus NovaGo initial review: Windows 10 but always connected

By Chris Hall

Asus is no stranger to innovation, so when Qualcomm told us that Windows on Snapdragon was ready to meet its public, it was no surprise to see Asus as the first company to step up and present its solution.The aim is simple: to give you a laptop that's... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform

By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has announced its next-gen mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. Introduced at the company's Snapdragon Summit it is aimed squarely at 2018's most exciting devices.This platform takes the Snapdragon 835, which powered over 120 different devices... Read more

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children: Kindle for Kids and FreeTime explained

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children: Kindle for Kids and FreeTime explained

By Chris Hall

Amazon's Kindle has established itself as a leading reading device and where you have reading, you hopefully have eager children. Although real books, on paper, as well as using public libraries, should be something that all children experience, there's... Read more

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

By Chris Hall

We're entering a brave new world. A world where you're not (just) covertly alerted by the buzzing in your pocket, but overtly, visually and audibly by the device on your wrist.The shifting sands of technology bring sweeping changes in social behavior.... Read more

HP Envy x2 initial review: Premium 2-in-1, always connected

HP Envy x2 initial review: Premium 2-in-1, always connected

By Chris Hall

It was late-2016 when Qualcomm, Microsoft and a number of other partners started talking about Windows 10 devices running on Qualcomm Snapdragon hardware. The reality has now arrived, with the announcement of the HP Envy x2.Announced and shown off at... Read more

HP Envy x2 is an always-connected Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 2-in-1

HP Envy x2 is an always-connected Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 2-in-1

By Chris Hall

Joining the always-connected Windows 10 PC party, Kevin Frost from HP took to the stage at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit to announce the HP Envy x2, a Snapdragon twist on its detachable 2-in-1 PC.Frost claimed that HP choose a detachable format because... Read more

Asus NovaGo makes Qualcomm's Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PC a reality

Asus NovaGo makes Qualcomm's Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PC a reality

By Chris Hall

Asus CEO Jerry Shen took to the stage at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, to announce the first Snapdragon-powered "always-connected" Windows PC, the Asus NovaGo.Qualcomm and partners have been talking about the always-connected PC for the past... Read more

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

By Chris Hall

So, you want to buy a new smartphone? If you're looking for the best smartphones, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop.We continually update... 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, and with the choices of Android tablets reducing over the past few years, the Fire family has offered affordable tablets that do just about everything you need. But with three... Read more

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

By Chris Hall

The Kindle reader is one of the most popular choices for ebook reading, letting you read your favourite books on a digital device, without the drawbacks that come with using a tablet or smartphone.Not only is the Kindle power efficient, meaning it will... Read more

Fitbit Charge 2 is only £99 for one of the best fitness trackers around

Fitbit Charge 2 is only £99 for one of the best fitness trackers around

By Chris Hall

The Fitbit Charge 2 is one on the most popular models in the Fitbit range, bringing plenty of fitness to your wrist. Normally selling for around £139, the Fitbit Charge 2 is now £99. It was reduced for Cyber Monday to £99 and the price is fluctuating... Read more

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

By Chris Hall

The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content launching in 2016, the choices for VR have widened throughout 2017.The idea of VR isn't new. It's been circulating in the tech space for a number of years, but recently,... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions
5.0 stars

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions

By Chris Hall

The original Sony MDR-1000X blew us away back in 2016. Those over-ears quickly became our preferred headphones, they won awards and awards and awards, they created a buzz that saw talk of noise-cancelling headphones shift from Bose to Sony.When Sony announced... Read more

Fitbit Ionic price reduction to £249 remains, save £50 on this smart fitness watch

Fitbit Ionic price reduction to £249 remains, save £50 on this smart fitness watch

By Chris Hall

Fitbit's second attempt at a smartwatch - the Fitbit Ionic - had a Black Friday deal price of £249 - and that price has stayed now that the sales are over.That might bring this smart fitness watch a bit closer to your budget, a saving of £50 over the... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK phone deals: Apple iPhone 8, Samsung S8 and Pixel 2 sales

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK phone deals: Apple iPhone 8, Samsung S8 and Pixel 2 sales

By Chris Hall

There's no doubt that the smartphone is king. It's probably the device that you use the most, covet the most and pay the most for, on a regular basis. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 already getting underway for many phone retailers already,... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Polar, Samsung and more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Polar, Samsung and more

By Chris Hall

Black Friday has turned into the biggest shopping day of the year with loads of deals running through to Cyber Monday so you can save yourself a packet in the run-up to Christmas.With fitness trackers and sports watches being top of the list for many... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK smart home deals: Huge Ring, Nest, Hive and Google Home discounts

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK smart home deals: Huge Ring, Nest, Hive and Google Home discounts

By Chris Hall

Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is brilliant news for anyone looking to make their home smarter with the latest technology but for less than it would cost you the rest of the year.The deals started early in 2017, with some major discounts on devices... Read more

That Neato Botvac D5 you've always wanted is now discounted by £200

That Neato Botvac D5 you've always wanted is now discounted by £200

By Chris Hall

Robot vacuum cleaners are one of those devices that you probably want, but you've always baulked at the high price. Well baulk no more, as the Neato Botvac D5 Connected has had £200 slashed off the price thanks to Cyber Monday.Normally costing £599... Read more

Polar M400 Cyber Monday discount gifts you this GPS watch for just £82

Polar M400 Cyber Monday discount gifts you this GPS watch for just £82

By Chris Hall

The Polar M400 is a mid-range GPS watch from the company that basically brought heart rate tracking to the general public, with a long history of sports devices.Normally retailing for £130, the Cyber Monday discount brings a healthy saving on this excellent... Read more

Sony MDR-1000X Black Friday deal wipes £170 off these legendary noise-cancelling headphones

Sony MDR-1000X Black Friday deal wipes £170 off these legendary noise-cancelling headphones

By Chris Hall

Black Friday is getting serious about its discounts and slashing the price of the Sony MDR-1000X saves you serious money.These headphones normally retail at about £320 (the official RRP is £360), which is a little rich, even if they are the best noise-cancelling... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 235 Black Friday deal: £165 is an incredible bargain

Garmin Forerunner 235 Black Friday deal: £165 is an incredible bargain

By Chris Hall

Black Friday is delivering some real gems and this is one of the best deals we've seen so far: the Garmin Forerunner 235 for only £164.99.The Forerunner 235 is one of the most appealing Garmin devices, thanks not only to that attractive price point,... Read more

Massive Philips Hue Black Friday discounts see prices slashed by up to 40 per cent

Massive Philips Hue Black Friday discounts see prices slashed by up to 40 per cent

By Chris Hall

Philips Hue is brilliant, essentially cornering the smart lighting market and leaving plenty of rivals trying to keep up. It's an expensive system, but Black Friday is coming to the rescue with some massive savings - in some cases saving you up to £60... Read more

Logitech C920 1080p webcam slashed to £29 for Black Friday, save £61

Logitech C920 1080p webcam slashed to £29 for Black Friday, save £61

By Chris Hall

Webcams are boring to most of us. You just need it to work and work reliably, which is where the Logitech C920 comes in. In fact, this very webcam is sitting atop this computer while we're writing this - so take that as a vote of confidence.Normally priced... Read more

Amazon Echo Buttons pre-order now open bringing interactive Alexa fun

Amazon Echo Buttons pre-order now open bringing interactive Alexa fun

By Chris Hall

The Echo Buttons are designed to bring a level of physical interaction with the Amazon Echo, meaning you can play games being hosted by your friendly AI speaker.Announced with the birth of the new Echo speakers, the new Echo Buttons come in a two pack... Read more

Super LG OLED B7 Black Friday deals: Save hundreds on this award-winning OLED TV

Super LG OLED B7 Black Friday deals: Save hundreds on this award-winning OLED TV

By Chris Hall

If you're in the market for a new TV, this is probably the deal you've been waiting for: LG's award-winning OLED B7 has hit its lowest price at £1499.Originally priced at £2999 when the B7 was announced early in 2017, the model has been slowly dropping... Read more

Black Friday bargain: B&O Play A1 Bluetooth speaker gets a 30 per cent discount

Black Friday bargain: B&O Play A1 Bluetooth speaker gets a 30 per cent discount

By Chris Hall

Of all the small Bluetooth speakers out there, the B&O Play A1 has to be near the top of our list. It's small, round, sounds great - and it's now £59 cheaper for one day only.That's right, the BeoPlay A1 has hit Amazon's Black Friday sales, meaning that... Read more

Not a Black Friday deal: Ring Video Doorbell with 2077 sapphires, 43 diamonds and 98g of gold costs a mere $100,000

Not a Black Friday deal: Ring Video Doorbell with 2077 sapphires, 43 diamonds and 98g of gold costs a mere $100,000

By Chris Hall

Ring has unveiled the very limited-edition Ring Elite Crown Jewel, with jewels set into an 18K gold faceplate and yours for a very reasonable $100,000. While most of the world is shopping for Black Friday Ring Doorbell bargains, this special edition... Read more

Sonos update brings the Alexa Spotify control you've been waiting for

Sonos update brings the Alexa Spotify control you've been waiting for

By Chris Hall

Sonos likes to get things right before it unleashes changes upon the community and ever since Alexa voice control made a connection with Sonos, there's been one glaring omission: complete Spotify voice control like you get on the Amazon Echo.It was promised... Read more

Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones in £159 Black Friday deal

Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones in £159 Black Friday deal

By Chris Hall

If you're a frequent flyer, then the sight of Bose headphones will be familiar. For many years, Bose has been considered the leader when it comes to noise cancellation and that's seen its QuietComfort headphones liberally adorning aircraft cabins across... Read more

OnePlus 5T now available from O2 and direct from OnePlus

OnePlus 5T now available from O2 and direct from OnePlus

By Chris Hall

The OnePlus 5T is now official, we've had our hands on it and think it's the best phone the company has made. It really pushes the boundaries of what you can expect to get from a phone less than £500. The best part is, now it's available to buy.  OnePlus... Read more

Black Friday Paperwhite steal: The best Kindle is only £79 today

Black Friday Paperwhite steal: The best Kindle is only £79 today

By Chris Hall

Amazon's Black Friday sales are landing through-out the week, but today you can get one of the most appealing offers: the Kindle Paperwhite for £79.99, or $89.99 for those in the US.Normally priced at £109.99, there's a £30 saving on the Kindle that... Read more

Google Home price slashed by £50 for Black Friday, across loads of retailers

Google Home price slashed by £50 for Black Friday, across loads of retailers

By Chris Hall

Google has made the surprise move of slashing the price of Google Home and the Google Home Mini as we ramp up towards Black Friday.The huge discount to Google Home brings the price in line with Amazon's new second-gen Echo, while the new Google Home Mini... Read more

Amazon Echo Plus review: The better Alexa experience
4.0 stars

Amazon Echo Plus review: The better Alexa experience

By Chris Hall

The Amazon Echo is undoubtedly one of the most significant gadgets to launch in the past few years. Amazon's smart speaker has created and dominated a new category of devices, wrong-footing rivals, leaving speaker manufacturers scratching their disconnected... Read more

Amazon Echo Plus hits Black Friday sales, yours for £109 today!

Amazon Echo Plus hits Black Friday sales, yours for £109 today!

By Chris Hall

With the Echo and Echo Dot already seeing Black Friday discounts, it's no surprise that Amazon has now extended this offer to the Echo Plus - the smartest of the smart speakers.The Echo Plus normally retails for £139.99, but is £30 off today, meaning... Read more

Amazon Kindle: A brief 10-year history from the original Kindle to the new Kindle Oasis

Amazon Kindle: A brief 10-year history from the original Kindle to the new Kindle Oasis

By Chris Hall

The Amazon Kindle was launched with one real aim: to bring people books. The Kindle was never designed to compete with tablets and sticking to this principle has allowed the Kindle to evolve through to the present day and excel at its task. The Kindle... Read more

LG OLED B7 review: An OLED superstar
5.0 stars

LG OLED B7 review: An OLED superstar

By Chris Hall

LG's OLED groove continues, building on a great selection of TVs in 2016, with updated models in 2017. The naming convention follows suit year-on-year, with the OLED B7 being the range's entry-level model and the replacement for 2016's OLED B6.While OLED... Read more

Apple HomePod: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple HomePod: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

Apple used its keynote at WWDC in June 2017 to announce a range of updates and evolutions, but the most exciting product to be unveiled at the time was the HomePod.Apple HomePod sees Apple looking to change how you listen to music, again, jumping on... Read more

OnePlus 5T: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

OnePlus 5T: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

It's official: OnePlus has launched another smartphone in 2017 and it's called the OnePlus 5T. The new device is an update to the OnePlus 5, just like the OnePlus 3T was to the OnePlus 3, but rather than a hardware upgrade, the OnePlus 5T sees a design... Read more

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar review: An impressive Atmos package
4.5 stars

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar review: An impressive Atmos package

By Chris Hall

The Sony ST5000 soundbar might be a lighter way to get yourself a Dolby Atmos compatible sound system than installing a full-on room setup, but as soundbars go, it delivers plenty of heft. Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it? It's a... Read more

LG V30 review: A flagship that's not just for creatives
4.0 stars

LG V30 review: A flagship that's not just for creatives

By Chris Hall

The LG V30 is the third iteration of its V series, with the aim of changing the opinion of this family of phones. The thing that's always been slightly strange about the V models is the limited availability and the strong focus on advanced video capture... Read more

Amazon Echo 2 review: Cheaper price, cheaper experience
3.5 stars

Amazon Echo 2 review: Cheaper price, cheaper experience

By Chris Hall

The Amazon Echo has been a break-away hit over the past couple of years. The at-home voice-assistant has forged a new category, leaving rivals to catch-up. It's done more to bring order to the chaos of smart home control than any other product. And it... Read more

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2018

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2018

By Chris Hall

With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... Read more

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Pistols at dawn for the ultimate face off

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Pistols at dawn for the ultimate face off

By Chris Hall

Apple announced the iPhone X in September, celebrating 10 years of the iPhone with a new premier edition of the handset. Apple says this is the future of smartphones, losing the home button, embracing new technologies and being the biggest shift in iPhone... 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 movements in mobile devices in 2017. It's something that's been landing on flagship phones through-out the year, with everyone from Apple to HTC getting in on the act. It's following a trend that's been tearing through... Read more