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IFA 2019: Dates, launches and what to expect from the show
IFA 2019: Dates, launches and what to expect from the show By Chris Hall

IFA in Berlin is one of the most significant spots on the calendar for product launches Read more

Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review: The cheapest tablet on the block
4.0 stars Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review: The cheapest tablet on the block By Chris Hall

At just £50 the 7-inch Fire tablet is a great device for accessing light entertainment. It's also designed for kids, including safe space setup. Read more

HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets
HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets By Chris Hall

HTC's phone division isn't doing too well at the moment - it sold a huge chunk of talent to Google and has now resorted to producing phones via third-party 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

BMW X7 review: A hulking great seven-seat SUV
4.0 stars BMW X7 review: A hulking great seven-seat SUV By Chris Hall

The BMW X7 delivers the seven-seat experience with all the quality, refinement and power that you expect. It's a big car, but it drives really well. Read more

Wizards Unite potions Master Note: Codes to make brewing faster
Wizards Unite potions Master Note: Codes to make brewing faster By Chris Hall

The complete set of Master Note codes Read more

Honor Vision wants to be a smarter smart TV, runs on HarmonyOS
Honor Vision wants to be a smarter smart TV, runs on HarmonyOS By Chris Hall

Honor has announced a move into a new segment with the launch of Honor Vision, a smart 55-inch TV Read more

Huawei HarmonyOS update: Without Google what is Huawei's plan B?
Huawei HarmonyOS update: Without Google what is Huawei's plan B? By Chris Hall

Huawei is hot water after the US imposed trade bans on the Chinese company. That impacts on many of Huawei's interests, including its smartphones. Read more

BT Sport Ultimate update: Everything you need to know
BT Sport Ultimate update: Everything you need to know By Chris Hall

BT has been pushing to become the destination for sports Read more

Sorry, BT Sport Ultimate on your TV isn't actually in HDR
Sorry, BT Sport Ultimate on your TV isn't actually in HDR By Chris Hall

BT recently moved its BT Sport 4K UHD service to a new name, calling it BT Sport Ultimate - but it's not quite the ultimate yet Read more

Apple Digital Masters want to help you stream studio quality audio
Apple Digital Masters want to help you stream studio quality audio By Chris Hall

One of the big criticisms of music services is quality - especially for those who want to listen on quality Hi-Fi equipment Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10: two sizes, three colours, four cameras, 5G and a six-axis S Pen
Samsung Galaxy Note 10: two sizes, three colours, four cameras, 5G and a six-axis S Pen By Chris Hall

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note 10, making a significant change in its approach to launching this larger than life phone Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 initial review: A smaller Note experience
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 initial review: A smaller Note experience By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy Note has always been a big phone. Yes, the original launched in 2011 with a 5.3-inch screen had a huge display, considering that the Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ initial review: S Pen with added unicorn
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ initial review: S Pen with added unicorn By Chris Hall

The Galaxy Note has always been something of an individual. It was this family of phones that Samsung really used to push new technologies - not just the Read more

OnePlus TV launch approaches as sizes potentially revealed
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

Is the Samsung Galaxy Note still an exciting phone?
Is the Samsung Galaxy Note still an exciting phone? By Chris Hall

The Galaxy Note 10 will be revealed on 7 August, as Samsung releases its second flagship phone of the year. There's always been something edgy - pardon Read more

How to watch the Huawei Developer Conference and what to expect
How to watch the Huawei Developer Conference and what to expect By Chris Hall

Huawei is probably one of the most interesting companies in tech right now Read more

Arlo Pro and Pro 2 are now HomeKit compatible for greater Apple integration
Arlo Pro and Pro 2 are now HomeKit compatible for greater Apple integration By Chris Hall

Arlo has confirmed that the update bringing Apple HomeKit compatibility for the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 cameras is rolling out.The update will mean that Read more

Mini infotainment explored: Mini Connected, CarPlay, and entertainment technology deep dive
Mini infotainment explored: Mini Connected, CarPlay, and entertainment technology deep dive By Chris Hall

Mini pitches itself at youthful tech-savvy people who want a car that's personalised and fun, while not missing out on any of the core technology essentials.It Read more

Fitbit Ace 2 review: A revamped fitness tracker for kids
4.0 stars Fitbit Ace 2 review: A revamped fitness tracker for kids By Chris Hall

A fitness tracker designed for children - but is it any good? Read more

Facebook's next target is your TV, with a calling and video streaming accessory
Facebook's next target is your TV, with a calling and video streaming accessory By Chris Hall

New information has come to light detailing Facebook's future plans to take over your TV, with set-top box that will offer chat and video calls, as well Read more

BBC partners with Magic Leap to bring Micro Kingdoms to life
BBC partners with Magic Leap to bring Micro Kingdoms to life By Chris Hall

Working with developers from Preloaded, the BBC is bringing Micro Kingdoms to Magic Leap Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 boosts S Pen features in 10-inch tablet refresh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 boosts S Pen features in 10-inch tablet refresh By Chris Hall

Samsung has announced the new Galaxy Tab S6, bringing a range of new features to its leading productivity tablet. There are big changes to the S Pen on Read more

New Android Auto updates: In-car, on phone - everything you need to know
New Android Auto updates: In-car, on phone - everything you need to know By Chris Hall

Google and Apple are vying for dominance in in-car tech with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay - and Google is pushing a huge update Read more

Jaybird Vista: Third-gen true wireless headphones are lighter, cheaper and offer longer battery life
Jaybird Vista: Third-gen true wireless headphones are lighter, cheaper and offer longer battery life By Chris Hall

Jaybird has announced its third generation of true wireless headphones in the Vista Read more

Range Rover Sport P400e review: The hybrid for suburban highways
4.0 stars Range Rover Sport P400e review: The hybrid for suburban highways By Chris Hall

There aren't many plug-in hybrid SUVs on the market, so the Range Rover Sport makes a mighty impression with its 30-mile EV range, comfort and tech. Read more

Huawei was working on a Google Assistant smart speaker before the US ban
Huawei was working on a Google Assistant smart speaker before the US ban By Chris Hall

Huawei was working with Google to produce a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker, before the plans came to a halt following the US ban in May 2019, according Read more

Siri on Apple Watch might be listening to more of your life than you want it to
Siri on Apple Watch might be listening to more of your life than you want it to By Chris Hall

Apple has people listening to Siri recordings for quality "grading" Read more

Musk confirms that YouTube and Netflix are coming to Tesla cars soon
Musk confirms that YouTube and Netflix are coming to Tesla cars soon By Chris Hall

Elon Musk has confirmed via Twitter that Tesla owners will soon have the ability to watch YouTube or Netflix on the big screen of their Tesla Read more

Explaining Wizards Unite in Pokemon Go terms: What is a fortress, inn and spell energy?
Explaining Wizards Unite in Pokemon Go terms: What is a fortress, inn and spell energy? By Chris Hall

Wizards Unite is here and we're explaining in good, simple, Pokemon Go terms! 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

Kia e-Niro review: An electric car that's easy to love
5.0 stars Kia e-Niro review: An electric car that's easy to love By Chris Hall

With lots of range and great efficiency, Kia's EV is one of the best on the market because it pairs practicality with the benefits of electric. 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

Amazon Echo Plus (2018) review: Second time's a charm
4.5 stars Amazon Echo Plus (2018) review: Second time's a charm By Chris Hall

The Echo Plus is a better Echo all-round than the standard version, but we have to say we preferred last year's design that distinguished it from the Read more

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G makes its promised return to the UK
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G makes its promised return to the UK By Chris Hall

Huawei had previously said that its oversized 5G handset would be available in the UK before the end of July and has now confirmed that Three, Sky Mobile Read more

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2019) review: A new hue
4.5 stars Amazon Kindle Oasis (2019) review: A new hue By Chris Hall

The Amazon Kindle Oasis remains our top choice for reading devices. It's expensive, but if you read a lot, it's unmatched. 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

Parrot is leaving the toy drone market
Parrot is leaving the toy drone market By Chris Hall

Parrot is retiring some of its consumer-focused drones, with reports that the Mambo and Swing lines are coming to an end. That will see Parrot make an Read more

Best Harry Potter Wizards Unite tips and tricks
Best Harry Potter Wizards Unite tips and tricks By Chris Hall

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the latest game from Niantic that bought us Pokemon Go. It offers a similar style of map-based exploration gameplay, involving Read more

EE offers free data for Harry Potter Wizards Unite all summer, promises exclusive content and discounts
EE offers free data for Harry Potter Wizards Unite all summer, promises exclusive content and discounts By Chris Hall

EE has announced that it is going to be helping Wizards Unite gamers by offering free data to play the game through until 30 September 2019. That will Read more

How to evolve Eevee: Get Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon in Pokemon Go
How to evolve Eevee: Get Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon in Pokemon Go By Chris Hall

Eevee is one of the most interesting Pokemon characters - and here's how to master evolutions 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

Polar Vantage V sports watch review: No pain, no gain
4.0 stars Polar Vantage V sports watch review: No pain, no gain By Chris Hall

The Vantage V is a flagship device, it can track and monitor your daily activity, your sleep, your sport-specific training and give you feedback Read more

Ionity's 350kW EV chargers will bring the speed that EV growth needs
Ionity's 350kW EV chargers will bring the speed that EV growth needs By Chris Hall

Ionity has today opened its second 350kW electric car charging station in the UK, providing super-fast charging for those stopping at Milton Keynes.It Read more

Eve Extend will give your Homekit smart home more range
Eve Extend will give your Homekit smart home more range By Chris Hall

Eve has announced the Eve Extend, a device that will create a Wi-Fi network for your Eve accessories and extend the range beyond the Bluetooth that it Read more

Amazon Echo yellow flashing ring: How to turn it off and ensure Alexa doesn't spoil Christmas
Amazon Echo yellow flashing ring: How to turn it off and ensure Alexa doesn't spoil Christmas By Chris Hall

Amazon Echo users have been reporting strange activities on their Alexa devices, with a yellow flashing ring appearing. It's been an irritation for a lot Read more

Hey BMW: Your intelligent voice assistant is actually pretty good
Hey BMW: Your intelligent voice assistant is actually pretty good By Chris Hall

There has been a long history of voice systems in cars, but it's a history littered with awkward application, frustration and ultimately, functions that Read more

Lotus has an insanely fast electric car, but it costs £2 million
Lotus has an insanely fast electric car, but it costs £2 million By Chris Hall

Huge power and huge design from the Lotus Evija 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

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