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The best BBQ tech and gadgets to make the most of summer 2018
The best BBQ tech and gadgets to make the most of summer 2018 By Dan Grabham

Summer is finally upon us (well, nearly) and with it comes the primal desire to make fire and cook meat. But the barbeque itself doesn't have to be such an old traditional grill, there's plenty of new tech to make cooking outdoors even better.The art... Read more

Android P release date, rumours, news and features: Will the next Android be called Pistachio Ice Cream?
Android P release date, rumours, news and features: Will the next Android be called Pistachio Ice Cream? By Dan Grabham

Google's Android 8.0 Oreo operating system is still rolling out to various Android phones, but that doesn't stop us talking about the next big update of Android, known as Android P. We've mused below about what Android P could be finally called but apparently,... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, UK release date, price and more
Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, UK release date, price and more By Dan Grabham

Amazon has officially unveiled a new Fire TV device it calls the Fire TV Cube - and it's now out in the US priced at $119.99. In the US? Order the Fire TV Cube right now The Fire TV Cube is essentially a cross between a conventional 4K Fire TV and an... Read more

How to watch England's World Cup matches in 4K HDR with BBC iPlayer
How to watch England's World Cup matches in 4K HDR with BBC iPlayer By Dan Grabham

Want to watch the World Cup in 4K and see how far England can get in the best quality possible?Well now's your chance. All the BBC's games are available on certain, 4K HDR-supporting smart TVs via the BBC iPlayer app. And that includes many of England's... Read more

How to watch the World Cup online, on TV, on mobile, in 4K and from abroad
How to watch the World Cup online, on TV, on mobile, in 4K and from abroad By Dan Grabham

The FIFA World Cup is now six days old, England have won and the sun is (sometimes) shining. Today sees the first couple of teams play for the second time, including the hosts Russia.  What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup? Today's live... Read more

The best Chromebook 2018: Our pick of the top Chrome OS laptops
The best Chromebook 2018: Our pick of the top Chrome OS laptops By Dan Grabham

Whether it's school work, video editing, spreadsheet managing, or whatever else your job may entail, you need a good laptop to get your tasks sorted.Here we've compiled a list of the best laptops featuring Google's Chrome OS and we'll be adding more... Read more

The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018: Cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo deals and more
The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018: Cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo deals and more By Dan Grabham

We're expecting the date for Amazon Prime Day to be confirmed by Amazon announced soon, but it has already leaked - Amazon Prime Day will take place across 16th and 17th July 2018. The deals are said to be going on for 36 hours and we'd expect the bulk... Read more

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

Although we're definitely 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 connection? Check.... 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

When will the iOS 12 public beta be released?
When will the iOS 12 public beta be released? By Dan Grabham

iOS 12, the next major iteration of Apple's mobile OS, will be with us in September alongside new iPhones. But when will we be able to get hold of a public beta of the mobile software?There will likely be three iOS 12 release dates: one for developers,... Read more

You can now use Google Assistant on Nvidia Shield TV in the UK
You can now use Google Assistant on Nvidia Shield TV in the UK By Dan Grabham

Nvidia is now rolling out the Google Assistant to Nvidia Shield TV boxes in the UK. You can now say "OK Google" just as you would with any other Google Assistant-enabled device to start playing music, videos, TV shows, movies and games.As you can see... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours By Dan Grabham

We're gearing up to hear about the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in a couple of months. We're not expecting the Note 9 to be a massive leap on from the Note 8, but there will surely be a bunch of new features. So without further ado, here... Read more

iPhone XI, iPhone 11 or iPhone X Plus and a cheaper iPhone X: What's the latest on iPhone 2018?
iPhone XI, iPhone 11 or iPhone X Plus and a cheaper iPhone X: What's the latest on iPhone 2018? By Dan Grabham

Waiting for this year's new iPhone? Now we know the basics of the forthcoming iOS 12, it seems a safe bet that the new iPhone will be with us alongside the final release of Apple's new phone software in September. Three iPhones arrived last year in the... Read more

What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup?
What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup? By Dan Grabham

During this World Cup we'll be hearing a lot about technology and specifically about VAR, the Video Assistant Referee. It's being used for the first time at a World Cup, although it has been tested at other FIFA tournaments. But how did VAR come about... 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

Samsung Galaxy S10 specs, release date, news and rumours: What we know so far
Samsung Galaxy S10 specs, release date, news and rumours: What we know so far By Dan Grabham

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is some way off - in early 2019 - but we're already hearing a bunch of rumours about what form the device will take. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were evolutions of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ really, so we're expecting big things... Read more

New MacBook and MacBook Air specs and rumours: What's the story so far?
New MacBook and MacBook Air specs and rumours: What's the story so far? By Dan Grabham

It seems certain that Apple will refresh the MacBook and MacBook Air soon, possibly completely reforming the bottom rungs of its notebook range underneath the awesome MacBook Pro.We thought we might see new notebooks at Apple's education-orientated Field... Read more

Alexa can now help you gen up on the World Cup
Alexa can now help you gen up on the World Cup By Dan Grabham

The World Cup starts tomorrow and the virtual assistants are getting on board! As well as being able to ask Siri or Google Assistant about facts, fixtures and teams during the tournament, Amazon has unveiled a bunch of questions you can ask Alexa if... Read more

Currys PC World admits massive data breach involving millions of cards and personal records
Currys PC World admits massive data breach involving millions of cards and personal records By Dan Grabham

The owner of Currys PC World has admitted that millions of bits of data have been compromised in a cyber attack on the company, which is now called Dixons Carphone. More than 5.9 million card records used in Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores... Read more

Make a call even if your phone battery is dead with EE's smart number tech
Make a call even if your phone battery is dead with EE's smart number tech By Dan Grabham

EE's new 'smart number' tech means you can make a call even when you don't have your phone or it has run out of battery. Initially available across Apple devices including iPads, Macs and the Apple Watch, the service essentially enables up to five other... Read more

The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7
The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7 By Dan Grabham

It may be a couple of inches shorter than the Audi Q7, but the incoming Audi Q8 sure has presence, with a more sculpted, coupe-style roofline. It's around 2 months since we went to Ingolstadt in Germany to see this thing in the flesh and it certainly... Read more

Best OnePlus 6 deals and price for June 2018
Best OnePlus 6 deals and price for June 2018 By Dan Grabham

The OnePlus 6 has been launched and pricing starts at £469 for the 64GB model.O2 OnePlus 6 contract orders are open now, and it's available to buy in stores for those in the UK.  Best smartphones available to buy today The best budget phone: Top cheap... Read more

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

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is now available to buy and there are some great deals to be had if you are happy to shop around. It's also one of Samsung's most expensive phones ever, so it's well worth hunting out a deal.We've scoured the internet for all the... Read more

The best Galaxy S9 deals for June 2018
The best Galaxy S9 deals for June 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 Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for June 2018
The best Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for June 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are now 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

The best iPhone X deals for June 2018
The best iPhone X deals for June 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

Best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for June 2018
Best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for June 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.Best deal for the Sony Xperia XZ2This is the best offer for the Xperia XZ2 in the market right now.The best deal currently for... 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 it's now 20 years since Steve Jobs revealed it to the world (see the video below).The iMac brought several major innovations, not least that it was available in various colours,... Read more

The best HTC U12+ deals and SIM-free price
The best HTC U12+ deals and SIM-free price By Dan Grabham

The HTC U12+ is now official and pre-orders are open on HTC.com for the SIM-free price of £699.It's available in Translucent Blue (with a see-through back that's ace), Ceramic Black, and Flame Red.Note that you can only pre-order Translucent Blue and... Read more

The best coffee machines 2018: our pick of the best bean-to-cup, jug, ground and capsule machines
The best coffee machines 2018: our pick of the best bean-to-cup, jug, ground and capsule machines By Dan Grabham

Coffee is a tricky thing to get right. There are so many different preferences, with all sorts of factors contributing to a good cup of coffee.Pocket-lint is here to help though. To give you a hand getting the best cup in your own kitchen, we have rounded... Read more

Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: All we know about the 2018 iPhone SE
Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: All we know about the 2018 iPhone SE By Dan Grabham

Apple is still selling plenty of iPhone SE, despite the phone now being two years old and the basic chassis design dating from the iPhone 5 launch back in 2012.But that’s not to say the insides are anywhere as dated: much of the hardware is similar... Read more

Nokia 8 Sirocco deals and SIM-free price: What does Nokia's flagship phone cost?
Nokia 8 Sirocco deals and SIM-free price: What does Nokia's flagship phone cost? By Dan Grabham

The new Nokia 8 Sirocco is now available to buy. It's an impressive flagship handset from Nokia with dual curved edges and a stunning stainless steel-based design. The Nokia 8 Sirocco SIM-free price is £649.  Best smartphones available to buy today... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ deals and SIM-free price: How much does LG's latest phone cost?
LG G7 ThinQ deals and SIM-free price: How much does LG's latest phone cost? By Dan Grabham

LG's G7 ThinQ phone has been revealed and it'll be released on 31 May. We now know that O2 will be 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.... Read more

Honor 10 deals and SIM-free price: How much does Honor's latest phone cost?
Honor 10 deals and SIM-free price: How much does Honor's latest phone cost? By Dan Grabham

The Honor 10 is here and in the UK costs £399 for the 128GB model.That's the only version coming to these shores - there's no 64GB model in the UK although it is 399 Euros in mainland Europe. Get the Honor 10 SIM-free for £399 Honor 10 review: The affordable... Read more

Honor 10 vs Honor 9: What's the difference?
Honor 10 vs Honor 9: What's the difference? By Dan Grabham

Looking for a relatively affordable mid-level phone? There are few better than Honor's new flagship. For £399 this phone delivers plenty of bang for your buck - it's super value for that money as you'll see. This latest Honor phone takes a lot of cues... Read more

Nokia X6 specs, release date and price: All the latest on Nokia's new budget phone
Nokia X6 specs, release date and price: All the latest on Nokia's new budget phone By Dan Grabham

The Nokia X6 is the name of yet another Nokia handset made by HMD, the company behind the resurgence in Nokia-branded devices.It will be the first Nokia phone to have a notch in the centre of the display. Expect it to run Android 8 Oreo.  Nokia through... Read more

Google Duplex: Is it really OK to get calls made for you by AI?
Google Duplex: Is it really OK to get calls made for you by AI? By Dan Grabham

Since Google demonstrated its Google Duplex capability yesterday, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive in terms of the technology and the possibilities for it as a feature within Google Assistant.“Allowing people to interact with technology as naturally... Read more

The best Moto G6 deals and pre-order price: What do the G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play cost SIM-free?
The best Moto G6 deals and pre-order price: What do the G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play cost SIM-free? By Dan Grabham

The Moto G6 range is here! Alongside the standard 5.7-inch G6 there's the more powerful and even larger 5.9-inch G6 Plus. Then there's the cheaper G6 Play again with a 5.7-inch display but also with a whopping 4,000mAh battery which should give you a... Read more

Android P beta available today; OS will introduce some serious battery life savings
Android P beta available today; OS will introduce some serious battery life savings By Dan Grabham

As well as announcing Android P will be with us in the Autumn, with a beta available now, Google also showcased some interesting new features at its Google I/O developer event, too. The Android P Beta is available today on Google Pixel, Essential Phone,... Read more

How to get Android P on your phone right now
How to get Android P on your phone right now By Dan Grabham

Google I/O 2018 has kicked off, with the company revealing a public beta for the upcoming Android P, otherwise known as Android 9.0.The final version of the operating system will be with us in the autumn, probably alongside some new Pixel phones.  As... Read more

New Google Assistant voices coming this year - and you can skip saying 'Hey Google' every time
New Google Assistant voices coming this year - and you can skip saying 'Hey Google' every time By Dan Grabham

Google has said that six new voices are coming to Google Assistant this year. One of the voices is singer-songwriter John Legend.Also announced at Google I/O is a feature called Continued Conversation that means you don't have to say "Hey Google" for... Read more

Moto X5 news, rumours and release date: everything you need to know
Moto X5 news, rumours and release date: everything you need to know By Dan Grabham

Motorola has been part of Lenovo for four years now and has made several Moto X devices over that time, the first having been made in 2013 when Google owned this particular chunk of the classic Motorola company.However, the last non-Moto Mod X-series... Read more

The best Bank Holiday deals: Get a great tech deal
The best Bank Holiday deals: Get a great tech deal By Dan Grabham

It's a Bank Holiday weekend in the UK and that means a last minute dash to the seaside, changeable weather and DIY.It also means you could get yourself a great deal on your next tech purchase, whether that's a new 4K TV or a top laptop. Here are all... Read more

We built Lego’s super new Y-Wing Star Wars set!
We built Lego’s super new Y-Wing Star Wars set! By Dan Grabham

Last October we built the Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series (UCS) Millennium Falcon. It was quite the build as you’d expect from the biggest Lego set ever.Now we’ve built its new sibling – the UCS Y-Wing Starfighter – released today, 4 May... Read more

Here’s why you must change your Twitter password
Here’s why you must change your Twitter password By Dan Grabham

Twitter is asking all its users to change their passwords - and also for all other services they use that same password on. So read this and then go and change it! The company is effectively erring on the side of caution by asking everyone to do this,... Read more

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals for June 2018
The best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals for June 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

Get the Galaxy S9 on Vodafone for a remarkable £23 a month
Get the Galaxy S9 on Vodafone for a remarkable £23 a month By Dan Grabham

If you're looking for a cracking deal on the Samsung Galaxy S9 then we've got an excellent deal for you - get the 64GB Galaxy S9 for £23 a month. There is a £190 upfront cost, but the deal still represents stonking value for money over the life of... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know about LG's latest flagship
LG G7 ThinQ specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know about LG's latest flagship By Dan Grabham

Long-rumoured, the LG G7 ThinQ is finally here! Here's everything we know about LG's new handset. The LG G7 ThinQ price has yet to be confirmed but UK and US release date will be towards the end of May or beginning of June. LG G7 ThinQ initial review:... Read more

Apple Pay users have doubled over the last year
Apple Pay users have doubled over the last year By Dan Grabham

Financial results are boring, but Apple’s tend to reveal some really interesting facts about the company, the way it works and the high level of success it enjoys as it manages to make cash where others fail to profit. Or, at least, most others fail... Read more

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know
Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know By Dan Grabham

It's been called several things including the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, the Windows 10 Spring update, and more. But Microsoft is releasing what it has calls the Windows 10 April 2018 Update on Monday 30 April. It's been delayed already so... Read more