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Check out this trendy translucent Xbox Wireless Controller
Check out this trendy translucent Xbox Wireless Controller By Dan Grabham

Two new Xbox controllers are available to pre-order from the Microsoft Store. In addition to a sleek blue and black edition for £60/$65, there's also a super-looking translucent version - the Phantom Black Special Edition - which is also available... Read more

New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen earphones?
New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen earphones? By Dan Grabham

Is it time for new AirPods? Although we're not sold on the look of the existing Apple AirPods, there's no denying that they're one of the best new gadgets of the last couple of years. Completely wire-free? Check. Compact charging case? Check. Seamless... Read more

Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: Will we get a new iPhone SE?
Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: Will we get a new iPhone SE? By Dan Grabham

We'll get a new iPhone XI and iPhone X Plus in September, but we're still thinking there will probably be an iPhone SE update in the interim. Apple is still selling plenty of iPhone SE, despite the phone now being two years old and the basic chassis... Read more

New iPad Pro 2018 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far?
New iPad Pro 2018 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far? By Dan Grabham

Here we round up all the speculation surrounding the new iPad Pro, together with some of our own thoughts about what super Apple tablet we might get during the latter half of 2018.Apple's Field Trip event in late March yielded a new standard 9.7-inch... Read more

Is the Apple AirPower wireless charge mat release date soon?
Is the Apple AirPower wireless charge mat release date soon? By Dan Grabham

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all feature wireless charging. They work with hundreds of Qi charging mats and accessories already available - including in-car charging stations.But Apple is also soon to come out with its own AirPower mat for... Read more

iPhone XI (iPhone 11) and iPhone X Plus specs, release date, news and rumours
iPhone XI (iPhone 11) and iPhone X Plus specs, release date, news and rumours By Dan Grabham

Now we know about - and have used - the forthcoming iOS 12, it seems a safe bet that the new iPhone will be with us when the new iPhone software is released in September. Three iPhones arrived last year in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and... Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 rumours, specs, release date and news
Apple Watch Series 4 rumours, specs, release date and news By Dan Grabham

The Apple Watch Series 3 was launched last Autumn and was a critical hit. We also think it has sold quite well, but we don't really know since Apple refuses to outline the numbers sold.That's probably because the numbers wouldn't look that great up against... Read more

Huawei's upcoming Kirin 980 processor specs revealed in leak
Huawei's upcoming Kirin 980 processor specs revealed in leak By Dan Grabham

We've been able to surmise for a while that Huawei will reveal the Kirin 980 at IFA 2018 at the end of August. And now specs have leaked that reveal some impressive details. The silicon will come to the new Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro that will... Read more

You can now download Virgin Media shows to your phone or tablet
You can now download Virgin Media shows to your phone or tablet By Dan Grabham

Virgin Media customers can now download TV shows and box sets to their phones and tablets thanks to an updated Virgin TV Go app for iOS and Android. The best Blu-ray players to buy today More than 2,000 episodes of catch-up and on-demand box sets are... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price and pre-order info: Check out the latest Note 9 deals
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price and pre-order info: Check out the latest Note 9 deals By Dan Grabham

The Galaxy Note 9 is here and we've got the latest pricing and pre-order info for you. The Galaxy Note 9 release date is 24 August.Note 9 pre-orders are live now and you can also trade in your device on Samsung.com should you wish. Check out the Note... Read more

Higher-end Chromebooks will be able to run Windows 10
Higher-end Chromebooks will be able to run Windows 10 By Dan Grabham

Macs have been able to run Windows for some time and now it appears Google's Chromebooks will also get the same capability thanks to a new capability called Campfire. Some investigative work by XDA Developers has uncovered some code that is intended... Read more

Virgin Media gets back Dave, Gold and other UKTV channels
Virgin Media gets back Dave, Gold and other UKTV channels By Dan Grabham

After an uncertain couple of weeks, Virgin Media and UKTV have reached a long term agreement which will restore all of UKTV’s channels and services to Virgin TV.These will return as soon as possible. Dave HD and Gold HD channels will be added to Virgin... Read more

Ticketmaster shuts its secondary ticketing sites, announces fan-to-fan resales
Ticketmaster shuts its secondary ticketing sites, announces fan-to-fan resales By Dan Grabham

Ticketmaster has announced it is shutting its secondary ticketing resellers right away - even though its Twickets-style fan-to-fan replacement won't be ready until October in the UK. The move has to be seen as a victory for fans who have long been frustrated... Read more

Is Amazon having to give up its next day delivery claim in the UK?
Is Amazon having to give up its next day delivery claim in the UK? By Dan Grabham

Amazon is apparently being investigated over claims that its next-day Prime delivery service doesn't actually deliver "unlimited one-day delivery". That's because - as you'll know if you're a Prime user - not all items do arrive the next day.  Amazon... Read more

Google Pixel watch specs, release date, news and features
Google Pixel watch specs, release date, news and features By Dan Grabham

Google will allegedly announce and launch its own-branded Wear OS smartwatch this fall. And it will fall under the Pixel umbrella.The Google Pixel Watch - as it could be called - will reportedly be unveiled during Google's fall hardware event, alongside... Read more

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 name confirmed in benchmark code, to be announced at Gamescom?
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 name confirmed in benchmark code, to be announced at Gamescom? By Dan Grabham

Nvidia could finally unveil its next generation graphics cards soon.It has scheduled an event for journalists and the public just before Gamescom in Germany on 20 August. Could we finally see the GeForce 11 Series?What's more, the name GTX 1180 was found... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Home is that Bixby powered smart speaker we've long expected
Samsung Galaxy Home is that Bixby powered smart speaker we've long expected By Dan Grabham

Samsung has outed its long-awaited smart speaker. Called Samsung Galaxy Home, it definitely has a distinctive design and sits on three prongs. But there's one key question: is Bixby good enough to power a smart speaker?Bixby hasn't exactly been a shining... Read more

Qualcomm intros its latest mid-range phone platform for better photos and more
Qualcomm intros its latest mid-range phone platform for better photos and more By Dan Grabham

Qualcomm's 660 series of phone hardware has been very successful, appearing inside loads of mid-range handsets like the Nokia 7 Plus, BlackBerry Key2 and Oppo R15. Now there's a new version with additional support for artificial intelligence apps like... Read more

How to install Android Pie on your phone right now
How to install Android Pie on your phone right now By Dan Grabham

A release version of Android Pie is now available to download for Google Pixel phones.Google originally showcased some interesting Android Pie features at its Google I/O developer event back in May and the version of Android Pie that is rolling out... Read more

Android 9 Pie: Release date, features, and everything you need to know
Android 9 Pie: Release date, features, and everything you need to know By Dan Grabham

Google's Android Oreo operating system has been a faithful servant, but now Android 9 Pie is here.That's right. Google has announced the official name for Android P. The company first detailed Android P and its headlining features - such as a "Digital... Read more

Fossil intros two new Fossil Q smartwatches with GPS, Google Pay, heart-rate tracking and swimproofing
Fossil intros two new Fossil Q smartwatches with GPS, Google Pay, heart-rate tracking and swimproofing By Dan Grabham

We've known for a little while that some new Fossil smartwatches were en route and here's a new pair of fourth-generation watches - the 40mm Q Venture HR and 45mm Fossil Q Explorist HR. As you can probably guess from the HR suffix, heart-rate tracking... Read more

Remember the LittleBits R2-D2? This Avengers Hero Inventor Kit means you can go full Tony Stark
Remember the LittleBits R2-D2? This Avengers Hero Inventor Kit means you can go full Tony Stark By Dan Grabham

Remember last year's Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit? Well now LittleBits has teamed up with Marvel to release the Avengers Hero Inventor Kit which looks rather awesome.Avengers including Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow, Black Panther and Shuri will guide... Read more

Seat starts to roll out Amazon Alexa to its UK car range
Seat starts to roll out Amazon Alexa to its UK car range By Dan Grabham

Volkswagen-owned Seat is beginning the rollout of Amazon Alexa to its vehicles so drivers can be every bit as frustrated with Alexa in the car as they are when asking for a pancake recipe in the kitchen (we jest, of course).There is one caveat though;... Read more

Face ID is definitely coming to a super-thin bezel iPad Pro
Face ID is definitely coming to a super-thin bezel iPad Pro By Dan Grabham

There have been rumours throughout 2018 that Face ID would be coming to an iPad Pro - probably in September.And now we have even more evidence: an icon in iOS 12 developer beta 5 that shows a bezel-less iPad. Last year the early HomePod software revealed... Read more

Samsung's IFA press event confirmed - but doesn't look like it's time for Galaxy Watch
Samsung's IFA press event confirmed - but doesn't look like it's time for Galaxy Watch By Dan Grabham

Samsung has confirmed its IFA 2018 press conference - but it doesn't look like it will be time for the Galaxy Watch to launch there.  Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+: What's the rumoured difference? That's because the invite to the event is on Samsung's... Read more

Strava Premium is now Strava Summit and there are three separate subscription packs
Strava Premium is now Strava Summit and there are three separate subscription packs By Dan Grabham

Connected fitness network Strava has rebranded its premium tier as Strava Summit and changed how you pay for it.Summit is now formed of several subscription packages - Training, Analysis and Safety - that you pay for on a per-package basis.  The best... Read more

Is Galaxy X actually a Samsung Galaxy gaming phone?
Is Galaxy X actually a Samsung Galaxy gaming phone? By Dan Grabham

We've been thinking for some time that the Galaxy X is the name of Samsung's incoming foldable phone.But there's now a little bit of doubt about that after a renowned tipster (@MMDDJ_) said it was actually the name of Samsung's new Galaxy gaming phone.... Read more

Samsung slipped out another tablet - the Galaxy Tab A 10.5
Samsung slipped out another tablet - the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 By Dan Grabham

Samsung has announced a second tablet - the Galaxy Tab A 10.5, aimed at normal people who just want to watch iPlayer and send emojis over Messenger. The Korean behemoth made a bit of a song and dance about the new Galaxy Tab S4 yesterday - a pro tablet... Read more

This is Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S4 pro tablet with S Pen
This is Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S4 pro tablet with S Pen By Dan Grabham

The Galaxy Tab S4 is upon us and you can see it in the reveal video above, aimed at pro tablet users who don't want to carry around a laptop.Galaxy Tab S4 UK pricing will be £599 for the Wi-Fi-only model and £649 for the LTE model.  But which is our... Read more

It looks like Apple is working on iPhone dual-SIM support
It looks like Apple is working on iPhone dual-SIM support By Dan Grabham

It looks like Apple is working on dual-SIM support for future iPhones.The evidence was uncovered by 9to5Mac within the iOS 12 beta 5 code - there are references to "second SIM status", "dual SIM device" and "second SIM tray status". That last one is... Read more

Apple sold fewer iPhones than expected - but still made loads of cash
Apple sold fewer iPhones than expected - but still made loads of cash By Dan Grabham

Apple sold fewer iPhones than expected in the last three months but still managed to make more money than hoped because of the £999/$999 iPhone X price. Unsurprisingly, the iPhone X was Apple's most popular iPhone."We couldn't be happier with how things... Read more

Next year's smartphone processors are already being spotted
Next year's smartphone processors are already being spotted By Dan Grabham

It looks like we're getting to the stage when smartphone manufacturers and chip designers are starting to show their hand in terms of the silicon that will power 2019's flagship phones. It looks like Huawei will reveal the Kirin 980 at IFA 2018 at the... Read more

This is Samsung's Galaxy Watch and phone duo wireless charger
This is Samsung's Galaxy Watch and phone duo wireless charger By Dan Grabham

You know that Apple AirPower mat that's been talked about for what feels like years? Now Samsung looks like it will pip Apple at the post. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours The leaked Samsung Wireless Charger Duo will charge... Read more

New high-end DJI Mavic 2 drones revealed in print leak
New high-end DJI Mavic 2 drones revealed in print leak By Dan Grabham

DJI had to postpone it's recent Mavic 2 launch because the user experience of the drone wasn't up to scratch.But postponing a launch is one thing for sites like Pocket-lint, but it's quite another if you'd already printed a catalogue with the details... Read more

Dixons Carphone data breach worse than thought: up to 10 million customers now affected
Dixons Carphone data breach worse than thought: up to 10 million customers now affected By Dan Grabham

Dixons Carphone has admitted that the 2017 data breach was actually worse than previously thought. "Our investigation... has identified that approximately 10 million records containing personal data may have been accessed in 2017," says the Currys PC... Read more

A new MacBook Air is (still) en route - but what processor will it use?
A new MacBook Air is (still) en route - but what processor will it use? By Dan Grabham

We've been banging on about the possibility of a new MacBook Air for some time, but we think that late 2018 will be the time for a new model. We'd expect a new MacBook Air to now to launch at Apple's September event featuring either Intel's third iteration... Read more

Is the iPad Pro set to dump the headphone jack, have vertical-only Face ID?
Is the iPad Pro set to dump the headphone jack, have vertical-only Face ID? By Dan Grabham

We've known for some time that there will be a new iPad Pro later this year. And it's also pretty much nailed-on that the iPad Pro will have Face ID like the iPhone X and its successors.  What's coming in iOS 12? But we've wondered how exactly the iPad... Read more

Leaked Google Pixel 3 XL in white looks mighty fine
Leaked Google Pixel 3 XL in white looks mighty fine By Dan Grabham

We know quite a bit about the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that will probably appear in October. But new leaked forum photos have appeared of a 3 XL prototype with a completely white back and it looks pretty desirable if we're honest. What's more, the... Read more

iOS 12 first impressions: What's Apple's new iPhone and iPad software like?
iOS 12 first impressions: What's Apple's new iPhone and iPad software like? By Dan Grabham

The final version of iOS 12 will be downloadable to your iPhone and iPad in September, but before that a public beta has been launched. Check out How to download the iOS 12 beta.iOS 12 will run on an extensive list of iPhones and iPads. But, essentially,... Read more

Samsung teases Note 9's superior batter life: 'A lot can change in a day'
Samsung teases Note 9's superior batter life: 'A lot can change in a day' By Dan Grabham

Samsung has teased the battery life of the new Galaxy Note 9 in a newly-posted YouTube teaser (above). The video shows a user - who is en route to a meeting - having to take steps to save battery as their phone gradually runs out of power. The slogan... Read more

This insane 6,000 piece Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle can be yours soon
This insane 6,000 piece Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle can be yours soon By Dan Grabham

Harry Potter fans rejoice! Lego has blown up Hogwarts Castle into a huge 6,000 piece mega-set. It's predictably huge at 69cm wide and 58cm high so as is the case with any massive model you'll need somewhere you can actually store it!  This roller coaster... Read more

Nokia 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: A new Nokia flagship is incoming!
Nokia 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: A new Nokia flagship is incoming! By Dan Grabham

Is the Nokia 9 nearly here? A Nokia 9 smartphone was long rumoured last year but never came to fruition and we thought it probably wouldn't happen after we got the stunning Nokia 8 Scirocco at Mobile World Congress.  Upcoming phones: The future smartphones... Read more

Your TV remote will soon be able to order its own batteries
Your TV remote will soon be able to order its own batteries By Dan Grabham

We've known for some time that manufacturers would be rolling out smart appliances with the ability to order their own consumables from Amazon. Now Amazon UK has sent us a list of UK appliances and devices that will be launching using Amazon Dash Replenishment... Read more

Is the Nokia 9 imminent? Super-camera phone may be with us in September
Is the Nokia 9 imminent? Super-camera phone may be with us in September By Dan Grabham

Is Nokia's super-camera phone imminent?A Nokia 9 smartphone was long rumoured last year but never came to fruition. At Mobile World Congress we were given the stunning Nokia 8 Scirocco. That is a flagship device but it looks like Nokia wants to give us... Read more

The Galaxy Note 9 colours leak again - would you have a brown phone?
The Galaxy Note 9 colours leak again - would you have a brown phone? By Dan Grabham

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 unveil is still a couple of weeks off and that means leaks pretty much all the time until the big day. The phone will be officially unveiled on Tuesday 9 August in New York and Android Headlines has shown off some more images of... Read more

Alexa can now show you what it's saying on your Echo's screen
Alexa can now show you what it's saying on your Echo's screen By Dan Grabham

The benefits of voice control for some people with disabilities have been well documented, but that's not helpful for users who are deaf or hard of hearing. For them, Amazon has now turned on Alexa Captioning in the UK after first unveiling it in the... Read more

Apple HomePods will soon be able to call you (maybe)
Apple HomePods will soon be able to call you (maybe) By Dan Grabham

It looks like Apple's HomePod will soon be able to make and answer phone calls as well as enable you to retrieve your voicemails. The enhancement has been seeded to some HomePod testers internally at Apple. There's also reported to be a few other features,... Read more

This is the 5G antenna in your 2019 flagship phone
This is the 5G antenna in your 2019 flagship phone By Dan Grabham

Next year's phones will have 5G modems whether or not the network is there to support them yet. But there's another piece of the puzzle; the antenna that will pick up the signal. Qualcomm has been telling us for some time that its X50 modem is coming... Read more

Someone's already unboxed the Galaxy Note 9
Someone's already unboxed the Galaxy Note 9 By Dan Grabham

It's easy to get excited about flagship phone launches, but it's less fun when you know pretty much everything beforehand.It's certainly getting that way with the Note 9, the details of which have leaked so many times that Samsung is only slightly behind... Read more

The best Amazon Echo deals for July 2018
The best Amazon Echo deals for July 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our roundup of the best Amazon Echo deals, with the latest pricing available for all of Amazon's Echo devices.  Echo Show: £199.99 Amazon Echo: £89.99 Echo Spot: Just £119.99 Echo Dot: £49.99 - plus buy 3 Echo Dots for £129.97  There... Read more