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The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is coming to the UK after all
The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is coming to the UK after all By Dan Grabham

The Xperia XZ2 Premium debuted in April, but the handset didn't make it to the UK at that point. However, Sony Mobile has confirmed to us that things have changed and it'll be available on these shores from 31 August.The XZ2 Premium will be available... Read more

Sony explains why Android version updates take so long to arrive on phones
Sony explains why Android version updates take so long to arrive on phones By Dan Grabham

Not only did Sony Mobile confirm that various phones will get Android Pie from November (more details below), but it offered an interesting insight into the development process behind rolling out a non-vanilla Android update. Before we get onto that... Read more

Logitech's latest unusual mouse will ease wrist strain
Logitech's latest unusual mouse will ease wrist strain By Dan Grabham

Would you use this? It's a "vertical" mouse that's designed to reduce forearm strain and wrist pressure because you use it with your hand in the handshake position. According to Forrester, 57 percent of computer users experience pain and discomfort... 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

We're now around a month away from the launch of a new iPhone - or, more accurately, three iPhones. Yes, that's right, we're expecting THREE new 2018 phones from Apple. Three iPhones arrived last year in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and... 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

It looks like the Nokia 9 flagship phone is imminent. 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. But we... Read more

Apple announces savings on Macs, iPad Pro and more for students and education staff
Apple announces savings on Macs, iPad Pro and more for students and education staff By Dan Grabham

It's back to school season, and Apple is feeling generous towards current and prospective students. As of today, Apple is giving students who buy select Mac and iPads either from an Apple Store or online, a free pair of Beats headphones.Students will... 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

The best Galaxy S9 deals for August 2018
The best Galaxy S9 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our roundup of all the latest Galaxy S9 deals and order info. The Galaxy S9 has now been released and networks have been offering some excellent deals. Looking for the best Galaxy S9+ deals instead? Here are all the latest Galaxy deals we've... Read more

The best Amazon Echo deals for August 2018
The best Amazon Echo deals for August 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

Denon reveals next-gen AH-D5200 wooden earcup headphones
Denon reveals next-gen AH-D5200 wooden earcup headphones By Dan Grabham

Denon has revealed its latest AH-D5200 wired headphone with the company's distinctive wooden earcup styling coupled with an aluminum headband. The wood used is zebrawood, says Denon. According to the company there is an acoustic purpose since they reduce... Read more

20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3
20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3 By Dan Grabham

The iMac G3 is one of the most iconic computers that has ever existed - and while it was announced by Steve Jobs on 6 May 1998 (see video below), it was released on 15 August. So happy release birthday iMac!The iMac brought several major innovations,... Read more

Vodafone free roaming now in 29 more countries
Vodafone free roaming now in 29 more countries By Dan Grabham

If you sign up for a Red Entertainment Vodafone plan, you'll also get free roaming to 29 more destinations than previously including the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia - 77 destinations in all. New and upgrading Red Entertainment signer-uppers... Read more

Nuu's good-looking G3 is now available in the UK for £200
Nuu's good-looking G3 is now available in the UK for £200 By Dan Grabham

Chinese brand Nuu has just released the blue version of its G3 smartphone in the UK at a £200 price point. It's also available in the US for $200. We saw the G3 back at Mobile World Congress - it's a good-looking 9mm-thick phone with a large 5.7-inch... Read more

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals for August 2018
The best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ might have been surpassed by the S9 and S9+ but both are still amazing phones that deliver stacks of features.At the time of release, we said "the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a masterpiece; one with a few brush-strokes out of place, but... Read more

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

Compare the best Samsung Note 8 deals for August 2018
Compare the best Samsung Note 8 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Because the Note 9 is imminent there are some cracking deals currently available for Samsung's outgoing top-end phone. We've rounded up the best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals from across the UK using our price comparison tool which displays the best prices... Read more

The best Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for August 2018
The best Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are available to buy SIM free and on a variety of contract plans.Huawei says the P20 Pro is especially selling well and has overtaken last year’s Huawei P10 Plus, outselling its predecessor by a huge 316 per cent.Indeed,... 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

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

The best LG G7 ThinQ deals for August 2018
The best LG G7 ThinQ deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

LG's G7 ThinQ phone is now available to buy. O2 is offering the handset in Moroccan Blue and you can pre-order it right away. It's available from £33 a month for 1GB of data if you lay down £99.99 upfront. You can also claim a free phone case with... 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

The best Nokia 6 deals for August 2018
The best Nokia 6 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Nokia 6 is a top phone for the money and it has just been upgraded with a new 2018 version that runs Android Oreo out of the box. The new Nokia 6 retains much of its design from the previous edition which is good news as it's a well-built phone with... 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

The best SIM-only deals for August 2018
The best SIM-only deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence. On this page we'll bring you the best SIM only deals from EE, Three, Vodafone, O2, Giffgaff and more with our regularly updated guide.There are a huge variety of SIM only... Read more

The best OnePlus 6 deals for August 2018
The best OnePlus 6 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The OnePlus 6 has been out for a few months now and pricing starts at £469 for the 64GB model. The OnePlus 6 is available from OnePlus.com directly so you can buy it online from them or from O2 in the UK.OnePlus 6 SIM-free priceThere are three versions... Read more

The best iPhone X deals for August 2018
The best iPhone X deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Apple iPhone X is available in two colours, space grey and silver. It's the latest and greatest from Apple, the pinnacle of iPhone's 10 year history and the model for the future of Apple's trend-setting smartphone.It comes in two storage variants... 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

The best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for August 2018
The best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our guide to the very best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals. The Sony Xperia XZ2 is available in black, silver, blue and pink. SIM-free, the Xperia XZ2 price is £599 with a free PlayStation Plus membership worth £49.99 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact price... 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

The best Galaxy S9+ deals for August 2018
The best Galaxy S9+ deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

There are some great Galaxy S9 deals to be had if you are happy to shop around. We've scoured the web for all the best Samsung Galaxy S9+ prices and deals that are available right now. If you're looking for deals on the Samsung Galaxy S9 head here The... 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