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Which Microsoft Surface device is best for you? Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book 2, or Surface Studio?
Which Microsoft Surface device is best for you? Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book 2, or Surface Studio? By Elyse Betters

Microsoft offers four Surface device families within its portfolio comprising the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book and Surface Studio. The latest to launch is the Surface Book 2, the updated version of the Surface Book, which comes in 13 and... Read more

Best high-tech baby gadgets: Top gear for both parents and little ones
Best high-tech baby gadgets: Top gear for both parents and little ones By Elyse Betters

If you consider yourself a modern parent, you're probably interested in decking out your baby's room with gadgets.There are tonnes of internet-connected devices you can get for your little one, whether it's a crib that'll gently rock them to sleep or... Read more

Google Home Max review: Turning smart-home sound quality up to 11
4.0 stars Google Home Max review: Turning smart-home sound quality up to 11 By Elyse Betters

Google has a difficult task: it needs to steal your attention - or rather, your ears and voice - from the competition, as the world of smart home and voice-controlled tech products continues to hot up. These days it's not just Amazon with its Echo line... Read more

Sony sends out invites for MWC event, two Xperia phones inbound?
Sony sends out invites for MWC event, two Xperia phones inbound? By Elyse Betters

Sony has confirmed it'll attend Mobile World Congress 2018.It has sent official invites to its press conference. The date and time for your diary is Monday 26 February, with the actual keynote commencing at 8:30am CET (7:30am GMT/2:30am EST). Sony, of... Read more

Do these leaked pics show Microsoft's new Xbox Elite controller?
Do these leaked pics show Microsoft's new Xbox Elite controller? By Elyse Betters

Microsoft might be making a new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.The company debuted the controller at E3 2015. In our review of it, we noted its £120 price might be considered too steep for a console game controller, but we also said it's a small price... Read more

Apple's 2019 iPhone might reduce notch, combine Face ID and camera
Apple's 2019 iPhone might reduce notch, combine Face ID and camera By Elyse Betters

We're like eight months away from the new iPhone.Excited? No? Well, get pumped, because you know Apple is going to introduce a new smartphone every autumn, and this year should be no different, so, of course, the rumour mill is firing up with the latest... Read more

This TAG Heuer smartwatch has 589 diamonds and costs £143,000
This TAG Heuer smartwatch has 589 diamonds and costs £143,000 By Elyse Betters

Are you in the market for a diamond-studded smartwatch?If so, luck you. But also, check out TAG Heuer's latest wearable. The company put a whopping 589 baguette-size diamonds, totaling 23.35 carats, on its Connected Modular 45 Full Diamond smartwatch.... Read more

How to use Google's art app to find your face in famous artworks
How to use Google's art app to find your face in famous artworks By Elyse Betters

Everyone is using a new feature in one of Google's little-known apps.Over the past weekend, if you were on Twitter or Facebook at all, you might've noticed friends sharing comparisons of their selfies to famous pieces of art. That's because Google's Arts... Read more

Apple ramps up AR glasses project by talking to parts suppliers at CES
Apple ramps up AR glasses project by talking to parts suppliers at CES By Elyse Betters

Apple was at CES 2018 in an effort to speed up its augmented reality glasses project, according to a new report.Bloomberg claimed Apple representatives met with suppliers that "make the nuts and bolts required to power AR glasses", but it also said that... Read more

This £900 gadget lets you pour wine without actually opening a bottle
This £900 gadget lets you pour wine without actually opening a bottle By Elyse Betters

Even oenophiles had something to drool over at CES 2018.Oenophiles are also known as wine aficionados or connoisseurs. (Yes, we had to 'google' it, too.) The reason why we looked it up is because Coravin showed off a $1,000/£900 wine gadget just for... Read more

This weird smartwatch turns into a phone and can be charged by hand
This weird smartwatch turns into a phone and can be charged by hand By Elyse Betters

There's new device on Indiegogo that has us intrigued.It's called Shell, and it's a smartwatch that transforms into a "full-scale" smartphone. When we watched the video, a majority of it showed a round or square-shaped watched with these little dongles... Read more

OnePlus 6 flagship to release in Q2 2018 with Snapdragon 845 SoC
OnePlus 6 flagship to release in Q2 2018 with Snapdragon 845 SoC By Elyse Betters

OnePlus has confirmed when the next OnePlus phone will be available.Speaking to CNET, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed the next OnePlus phone - presumably called the OnePlus 6 - will come out late in the second quarter of 2018. Also, according to Lau, the... Read more

What is Wi-Fi Calling?
What is Wi-Fi Calling? By Elyse Betters

With customers driving the demand for always-on connectivity, mobile phone networks are turning to Wi-Fi to enable services that their own masts might not be able to provide.That's a good thing for those who want to remain connected in an area that perhaps... Read more

Casio unveils new watches including a GPS smartwatch with a solar panel
Casio unveils new watches including a GPS smartwatch with a solar panel By Elyse Betters

Casio has introduced a new G-Shock watch at CES 2018.Called the GPR B-1000, it's a GPS-equipped wearable that falls under the Rangeman line. It can do standalone GPS navigation for up to 33 hours on a single charge. There's also a built-in solar panel... Read more

Sony will bring Google Assistant to all these old headphones and earbuds
Sony will bring Google Assistant to all these old headphones and earbuds By Elyse Betters

Sony's latest news might please those of you who own older Sony headphones and earbuds.Sony announced a bunch of new headphones at CES 2018, including a pair of truly wireless in-ears that will eventually get support for Google Assistant. But, it also... Read more

Fitbit might finally make a smartwatch just for children
Fitbit might finally make a smartwatch just for children By Elyse Betters

Fitbit has apparently discovered kids exist.The company's current lineup of colourful wearables and trackers are recommended for anyone aged 13 or above. However, for the first time, it is reportedly considering a smartwatch for children, according to... Read more

Facebook is making an Echo Show-like video chat device called Portal
Facebook is making an Echo Show-like video chat device called Portal By Elyse Betters

Facebook might be getting into the hardware business.According to a report from Cheddar's Alex Heath, Facebook has developed a video chat device. It's called Portal, and it's meant to compete with Amazon’s Echo Show and other Echo devices. Facebook... Read more

Sony’s new wireless earbuds offer Google Assistant, noise cancellation, and splash-proof design
Sony’s new wireless earbuds offer Google Assistant, noise cancellation, and splash-proof design By Elyse Betters

Sony has announced new wireless headphones at CES 2018.Headphone makers are quickly going wire-free, probably because smartphone makers have been increasingly ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack. Sony offers wireless over-the-ear headphones, but now, it's... Read more

Sony's new soundbars virtualise Dolby Atmos surround sound
Sony's new soundbars virtualise Dolby Atmos surround sound By Elyse Betters

Sony has announced new audio products at CES 2018.We were really struck by the HT-Z9F and HT-X9000F, two soundbars that offer Dolby Atmos surround sound, though you'll still need overhead speakers to achieve true Atmos. The HT-X9000F is a 2.1 soundbar,... Read more

New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon packs Alexa, Dolby Vision HDR display
New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon packs Alexa, Dolby Vision HDR display By Elyse Betters

Lenovo is at CES 2018, where it is announcing a range of updated products, including the latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon.There are a couple standout features on this 14-inch laptop: Amazon Alexa capabilities and a Dolby Vision HDR display. Lenovo even added... Read more

Sony CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it
Sony CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it By Elyse Betters

Sony will hold a press conference at CES 2018 and help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address, detailing products and technologies it is developing.But it has yet to give the media a sneak peek. Sony... Read more

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen is a Galaxy Note-like hybrid for US students
Samsung Notebook 9 Pen is a Galaxy Note-like hybrid for US students By Elyse Betters

Samsung announced a bunch of laptops for CES 2018, but there was only one stand-out machine for Americans: the Notebook 9 Pen.This is essentially a laptop and a Galaxy Note hybrid. It's a silver, 13.3-inch laptop with rounded edges. It looks rather meh,... Read more

Samsung CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it live now
Samsung CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it live now By Elyse Betters

In today's CES 2018 press conference Samsung will "share its vision for an intelligent and seamless Internet of Things (IoT) experience for all". It will help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address,... Read more

Ultra high-end: AKG N5005 in-ears offer hi-res audio for £1,000
Ultra high-end: AKG N5005 in-ears offer hi-res audio for £1,000 By Elyse Betters

Not many have £1,000 to throw around, but if you do, then A) you're lucky, and B) check out AKG's latest headphones.AKG is known for making high-end headphones, and costly ones at that (just think back to those £,1000 K3003i in-ears from 2012). Now,... Read more

Panasonic CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it
Panasonic CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it By Elyse Betters

Panasonic will be at CES 2018 and will likely unveil new TVs.The company is holding a press conference and will help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address. Unlike other major players, such as Samsung... Read more

JBL's new Everest GA headphones come with built-in Google Assistant
JBL's new Everest GA headphones come with built-in Google Assistant By Elyse Betters

If you're looking for a pair of Google Assistant-enabled headphones, but don't want Google's own Pixel Buds, see the latest JBls from Harman.Harman, a subsidiary of Samsung, has announced the JBL Everest 710GA and 110GA, around-ear and in-ear wireless... Read more

LG CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it
LG CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it By Elyse Betters

LG has a slate of new products planned for CES 2018.The company is holding a press conference and will help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address. It will use that time to unveil several new devices... Read more

Amazon Alexa on the go: What does this mean and which headphones and wearables support it?
Amazon Alexa on the go: What does this mean and which headphones and wearables support it? By Elyse Betters

Amazon won't be happy until Alexa is everywhere.It's already supported by tonnes of different speakers, devices, and gadgets. And, just recently, Amazon announced that it’s adding microwave and oven control features to its assistant, allowing Alexa... Read more

This Alexa-enabled mirror lets you control your bathroom by voice
This Alexa-enabled mirror lets you control your bathroom by voice By Elyse Betters

Kohler, a popular maker of bathroom and kitchen fixtures, has introduced a new smart home line that includes an Alexa-enabled mirror.Now, the interesting thing about this mirror, dubbed Verdera, is that Amazon recently patented a smart mirror. Also, because... Read more

You can pre-order that beautiful GLAS Cortana thermostat in March
You can pre-order that beautiful GLAS Cortana thermostat in March By Elyse Betters

Look out, Nest. Microsoft is coming at you with its own Cortana-powered thermostat, and it'll be available for preorder this spring.Microsoft announced last summer that it partnered with Johnson Controls on a thermostat called GLAS. The company previewed... Read more

First look: HTC U12 display and slim bezels revealed in leaked render
First look: HTC U12 display and slim bezels revealed in leaked render By Elyse Betters

HTC appears to be embracing slim bezels for the follow-up to the HTC U11, according to a newly leaked render.Phone-makers like Samsung and Apple have all embraced nearly bezel-less designs with their latest flagships. But, oddly, HTC didn't with the HTC... Read more

Huawei CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it
Huawei CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it By Elyse Betters

Like many major tech players, Huawei is attending CES 2018.The company will hold a press conference and help kick off the massive consumer electronics trade show with a one-hour keynote address. Chengdong Richard Yu, Huawei's chief executive officer,... Read more

Amazon's next device? A mirror for trying virtual clothes, patent hints
Amazon's next device? A mirror for trying virtual clothes, patent hints By Elyse Betters

You have to admit it: Amazon isn't afraid to dream.It had the foresight to develop Echo speakers, as well as the Alexa assistant, and then it opened up the Alexa platform up to developers and manufacturers. Now, we have Alexa everywhere, and in a range... Read more

Hisense's 2018 4K smart TVs will feature Amazon Alexa capabilities
Hisense's 2018 4K smart TVs will feature Amazon Alexa capabilities By Elyse Betters

Hisense just joined the Alexa craze.At CES 2017, we saw a tonne of companies announce that they planned to integrate Amazon's assistant into their products, and now, one year later, we're beginning to see the same trend. The world’s third-largest TV... Read more

Apple's 2018 iPhone X Plus could use 6.5-inch OLED displays from LG
Apple's 2018 iPhone X Plus could use 6.5-inch OLED displays from LG By Elyse Betters

LG Display must be having a good day.The Korean manufacturer is rumoured to be helping Apple make its next iPhone, thought to be called the iPhone X Plus. More specifically, it will supply Apple with OLED panels for a 6.5-inch iPhone X model, according... Read more

Roku will power new smart speakers with its own OS and voice assistant
Roku will power new smart speakers with its own OS and voice assistant By Elyse Betters

Roku has some major moves planned for 2018.The California-based streaming media company announced it will grow its licensing program from things like TVs to soundbars and smart speakers, and, as part of this effort, it will also launch a voice assistant... Read more

GE made a smart ceiling light that doubles as an Alexa speaker
GE made a smart ceiling light that doubles as an Alexa speaker By Elyse Betters

GE wants to help flesh out your smart home.It is announcing new Wi-Fi-connected products for its C by GE smart lineup. The new devices all have built-in microphones, allowing you to directly control them via Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant (no smart... Read more

Wow! Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ hands-on pic leaked
Wow! Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ hands-on pic leaked By Elyse Betters

We're two days into 2018 and already the new year is treating us well.Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in early 2018, so, of course, the leaks are coming full force, starting with renders from this morning, and, now, the first hands-on... Read more

A new Nokia 3310 with support for LTE might be in the works
A new Nokia 3310 with support for LTE might be in the works By Elyse Betters

Nokia appears to be working on a new version of the Nokia 3310.The company re-launched the iconic Nokia 3310 during Mobile World Congress 2017, and the retro-fantastic phone grabbed plenty of attention. However, it only worked on 2G networks. Then, in... Read more

The best Apple iPad cases to protect your new 9.7-inch iPad
The best Apple iPad cases to protect your new 9.7-inch iPad By Elyse Betters

Apple surprised us all when it quietly introduced a new iPad last year.The 9.7-inch tablet has the same height and width as its predecessor, the iPad Air 2, as well as the same weight as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro. But it's thicker than both models... Read more

Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa from a touchscreen
Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa from a touchscreen By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Echo speaker now comes with a touchscreen - and whole host of hidden ways to leverage Alexa.The Echo Show launched earlier this year, and in Pocket-lint's review, we noted that Amazon could go in so many directions with it. Sure, we'd like to... Read more

10 tips for recording better video with your smartphone
10 tips for recording better video with your smartphone By Elyse Betters

Thanks to smartphones, recording video has never been so easy or effortless.Everyone has a powerful video camera in their pocket: a smartphone. And with a little practice and access to a few key tips, even you - yes, you - can start recording great footage,... Read more

New Year Playlist: Tips for making the ultimate streaming playlist using Spotify, Apple Music, and more
New Year Playlist: Tips for making the ultimate streaming playlist using Spotify, Apple Music, and more By Elyse Betters

It's that time of year when rocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party has ended and we prepare for another bash to bring in the New Year.You may already be getting a little sick of the constant Christmas repeats. And is it cool to keep... Read more

Roku tips and tricks: 14 things you probably didn't know you could do
Roku tips and tricks: 14 things you probably didn't know you could do By Elyse Betters

You've landed yourself a Roku device and want to know its hidden features. No problem.To help you get the most of your set-top box, we've rounded up 14 cool things you likely didn't know were possible on the Roku platform. For instance, we've included... Read more

Apple apologises for slowing iPhones, offers sale on battery replacements
Apple apologises for slowing iPhones, offers sale on battery replacements By Elyse Betters

Apple wants you to know its sorry.The company just published a letter to apologise for a “misunderstanding", or rather, for the fact that it slows older iPhones. Apple recently admitted it pushes out an update that throttles the CPU of older iPhones... Read more

Amazon Alexa app: How to master your Echo or Alexa device experience
Amazon Alexa app: How to master your Echo or Alexa device experience By Elyse Betters

It looks like a lot of people received new Alexa devices this Christmas, as evident by the Amazon Alexa app, which topped app charts this week.It earned the No. 1 spot on the Apple App Store's Top Free chart for the first time and remained there throughout... Read more

52 of the best tech life hacks
52 of the best tech life hacks By Elyse Betters

You may not know this... but there are several websites and technology-related tips and tricks out there that can totally simplify your daily routine and make your life much easier in general.For instance, Apple's charging cords for iOS devices and Macs... Read more

Should your iPhone battery be replaced? How to tell and where to do it
Should your iPhone battery be replaced? How to tell and where to do it By Elyse Betters

Apple has confirmed it slows down old iPhones.Technically, the company admitted it slows down processors used in iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE. These have aging lithium-ion batteries that might cause random shutdowns. So, to prevent your... Read more

How to set up and use Drop In on Amazon Echo devices
How to set up and use Drop In on Amazon Echo devices By Elyse Betters

Christmas is done and that likely means you have new Echo devices.Whether you have an Echo speaker or an Echo with a screen, you can take advantage one of Amazon's coolest Alexa features: Drop In. With Drop In, you're able to instantly connect to any... Read more

WhatsApp will drop support for these phones on New Year's Eve
WhatsApp will drop support for these phones on New Year's Eve By Elyse Betters

WhatsApp has announced it will abruptly stop supporting many older smartphones in the New Year.The decision mirrors WhatsApp's announcement from last year, when it said it planned to drop support for many mobile platforms. Jump forward to now, and the... Read more