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The best electric cars 2019: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads
The best electric cars 2019: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads By Chris Hall

See our list of the best electric cars available to buy. Top battery-powered cars suitable for UK roads. 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

Kia will let you manage your EV characteristics with a smartphone app
Kia will let you manage your EV characteristics with a smartphone app By Chris Hall

Kia has announced that it is developing a smartphone app that will allow you control the drive characteristics of your car, allowing easy personalisation Read more

How to find electric car charging points on Google Maps
How to find electric car charging points on Google Maps By Chris Hall

Google Maps has added the ability to find electric car charging locations 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

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

Samsung Galaxy S10 tips and tricks: The complete guide
Samsung Galaxy S10 tips and tricks: The complete guide By Chris Hall

A full guide to everything that the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will do 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

Xiaomi Mi 9 tips and tricks: Own the MIUI experience
Xiaomi Mi 9 tips and tricks: Own the MIUI experience By Chris Hall

MIUI can be a confusing place, but here a guide to the best Mi 9 tips 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 Google Home deals: Save £60 on Google Home, £55 on Home Hub and £20 on Google Home Mini
Best Google Home deals: Save £60 on Google Home, £55 on Home Hub and £20 on Google Home Mini By Chris Hall

The best prices on Google Home devices: Over 45 per cent off the Google Home, 40 per cent off Home Mini, 32 per cent discount on the Home Hub. Read more

JBL Link View review: Bringing bass to the Google goodness
4.5 stars JBL Link View review: Bringing bass to the Google goodness By Chris Hall

JBL was one of the first companies to announce that it was going to be offering a smart display running Google's new system.That was at the beginning of 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

Gocycle G3 review: Riding first class
4.5 stars Gocycle G3 review: Riding first class By Chris Hall

An electric assisted bike might be expensive, but it's potentially cheaper than your season ticket. Here's why GoCycle is onto something with its G3. Read more

LG G8 ThinQ review: Safe design lacks that special something
4.0 stars LG G8 ThinQ review: Safe design lacks that special something By Chris Hall

Ultimately, for all LG's efforts the LG G8 struggles to be class-leading in any area. That results in a phone that's, well, fine - but not special. Read more

Arlo vs Arlo Pro vs Arlo Pro 2 vs Arlo Ultra: Which security camera should you buy?
Arlo vs Arlo Pro vs Arlo Pro 2 vs Arlo Ultra: Which security camera should you buy? By Chris Hall

Arlo has a growing range of security cameras, each offering something slightly different. But which is best? Read more

The Huawei Watch 2 price has been slashed by £140
The Huawei Watch 2 price has been slashed by £140 By Chris Hall

Amazon is slashing prices across its UK store and the Huawei Watch 2 has just received a big discount. 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

WhatsApp plugs a huge privacy hole with this small update
WhatsApp plugs a huge privacy hole with this small update By Chris Hall

A WhatsApp update gives you a little more control Read more

Ford Kuga (2019) in pictures: A closer look at Ford's hybrid SUV
Ford Kuga (2019) in pictures: A closer look at Ford's hybrid SUV By Chris Hall

The new Ford Kuga makes a huge departure from its predecessor and the first Ford to come with mild, self-charging or plug-in hybrid options Read more

Ford's pure electric SUV will 'go like hell' with a 370 mile range
Ford's pure electric SUV will 'go like hell' with a 370 mile range By Chris Hall

Ford's huge Go Further event in Europe has thrown some more light on the forthcoming Mustang-inspired SUV. Go Further was the showcase for a wide range Read more

The new Ford Kuga is the company's first car to offer mild, plug-in or full hybrid options
The new Ford Kuga is the company's first car to offer mild, plug-in or full hybrid options By Chris Hall

Ford has revealed the all-new Kuga. Built from the ground up on Ford's new C2 platform, this mid-sized SUV is the company's best-selling in Europe - and Read more

Future electric cars: Upcoming battery-powered cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years
Future electric cars: Upcoming battery-powered cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years By Chris Hall

These are the EVs that are confirmed to be coming in 2019 and the near future 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

Seat to release six EV and PHEV models by 2021, develop a new platform for sub-€20k electric cars
Seat to release six EV and PHEV models by 2021, develop a new platform for sub-€20k electric cars By Chris Hall

At its annual conference Seat has outlined plans to take the brand electric, as well as detailing programmes to advance electrification across the VW group.Seat Read more

MacBook Pro (2018) vs MacBook Pro (2017): What's the difference?
MacBook Pro (2018) vs MacBook Pro (2017): What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Apple has announced updates for the 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. But what's the difference over 2017? Read more

Ford announces mild-hybrid Focus and Fiesta as it prepares to launch a wide range of hybrid models
Ford announces mild-hybrid Focus and Fiesta as it prepares to launch a wide range of hybrid models By Chris Hall

The start of Ford's push towards a cleaner future Read more

Apple Card UK: Don't panic, here are some alternatives to Apple's new credit card
Apple Card UK: Don't panic, here are some alternatives to Apple's new credit card By Chris Hall

Apple has announced Apple Card, a new digital credit card that's going to work seamlessly with your iPhone. The sad news is that it's US only (so far), Read more

Huawei P30 and P30 Pro official, promising to be the best smartphone cameras ever
Huawei P30 and P30 Pro official, promising to be the best smartphone cameras ever By Chris Hall

Huawei has taken to the stage at its event in Paris to officially unveil its new flagship phones, the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro. Sticking to its established Read more

Apple Show Time event: What was launched and how to watch it again
Apple Show Time event: What was launched and how to watch it again By Chris Hall

Apple announced a range of services launching in 2019 at its "show time" event Read more

Apple Card is a virtual credit card for your iPhone
Apple Card is a virtual credit card for your iPhone By Chris Hall

Apple has announced that it is expanding its offering for mobile payments, launching the Apple Card in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard.The Read more

Best hybrid cars: Self-charging, SUVs and plug-in hybrids you can buy today
Best hybrid cars: Self-charging, SUVs and plug-in hybrids you can buy today By Chris Hall

For many people, hybrids offer the balance between electric cars and internal combustion cars, giving you range when you need it, but with the benefit Read more

The 4K HDR wire-free security system Arlo Ultra is now available to buy
The 4K HDR wire-free security system Arlo Ultra is now available to buy By Chris Hall

After a launch delay, Arlo's flagship camera is now available Read more

Nokia 8.1 review: Slipping into the mid-range
3.5 stars Nokia 8.1 review: Slipping into the mid-range By Chris Hall

Nokia 8.1 has some strong features, but also makes some odd decisions and has strong competition from Motorola. Read all about it in our full review. 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

Leading camera performance and front of the line for Android updates - but what else does the Pixel 3 XL offer? Read more

Apple AirPods 2 are official: 'Hey Siri, give me longer battery life and a wireless charging case'
Apple AirPods 2 are official: 'Hey Siri, give me longer battery life and a wireless charging case' By Chris Hall

Apple has announced the next-generation AirPods 2, the long-expected update to its trendsetting true wireless headphones.The new AirPods are now powered Read more

Amazon's cheap Kindle is now available with an adjustable front light
Amazon's cheap Kindle is now available with an adjustable front light By Chris Hall

Amazon's Kindle family breaks down into three major segments - the cheap Kindle, the Paperwhite and the luxury Oasis. The entry-level £69.99 model has Read more

Netflix confirms it won't be part of Apple's new TV service
Netflix confirms it won't be part of Apple's new TV service By Chris Hall

Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, confirmed at a press conference on 18 March that it won't be part of Apple's new video streaming service Read more

Dyson backpack monitors air quality to report on pollutants that London's kids are breathing
Dyson backpack monitors air quality to report on pollutants that London's kids are breathing By Chris Hall

Dyson has lifted technology from its air purifying fans and heaters to equip a backpack with tech to detect the pollutants that children breathe when walking Read more

Did Mi Pay just appear on your MIUI phone? Here's why
Did Mi Pay just appear on your MIUI phone? Here's why By Chris Hall

Xiaomi explains all Read more

Xiaomi Mi 9 review: You'd be silly not to buy one
4.5 stars Xiaomi Mi 9 review: You'd be silly not to buy one By Chris Hall

Offering powerful hardware and a good camera experience, the Mi 9 is let down by the software, but at this price it's a compelling flagship phone Read more

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - details, beasts, release date and everything you need to know
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - details, beasts, release date and everything you need to know By Chris Hall

Niantic Labs, creator of the hugely-popular Pokemon Go game, is moving into the Wizarding World with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Little has been known Read more

Tesla Model Y steers into the compact SUV lane for mass EV appeal
Tesla Model Y steers into the compact SUV lane for mass EV appeal By Chris Hall

Tesla has announced a new electric car, the Tesla Model Y. It slips between the Model 3 and the Model X, offering a compact SUV-style design.It will seat Read more

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?
What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it? By Chris Hall

Read our guide to Sky Q. Everything you need to know about what it, how to get it and all the features it offers from 4K UHD to multi-screen viewing. 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

Best GPS running watch 2019: The top sports watches to buy today
Best GPS running watch 2019: 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

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

The golden age of video streaming is dead
The golden age of video streaming is dead By Chris Hall

With the date locked in for Apple to make a big move in content services - predicted to be its own video streaming service to rival Netflix - there's a Read more

When is Android Pie coming to my phone? Details for Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, and more
When is Android Pie coming to my phone? Details for Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, and more 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

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite initial review: You're a wizard, Harry
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite initial review: You're a wizard, Harry By Chris Hall

Blending the magical realm with the real, you have to save the world from the Calamity in the latest AR game from Niantic Read more

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