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How to Watch the Royal Wedding on TV and online in the UK and US

How to Watch the Royal Wedding on TV and online in the UK and US

By Max Langridge

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place this Saturday 19 May at St. George's Chapel in Windsor and is set to be one of the biggest televised events of the year.If you're not planning on heading to Windsor to join the crowds, and... Read more

Polk's Command Bar with Alexa control is coming to the UK

Polk's Command Bar with Alexa control is coming to the UK

By Max Langridge

First talked up at CES 2018 Polk Audio has now announced its Command Bar for the UK and you will be able to pick it up later in the Summer for £349 from Amazon as well as Argos and Richer Sounds. It's the first soundbar with Amazon Alexa built-in... Read more

Broadband Bargains: Save over £380 on TalkTalk 24 month broadband

Broadband Bargains: Save over £380 on TalkTalk 24 month broadband

By Max Langridge

Broadband provider TalkTalk has announced a flash sale running from today, 18 May - 31 May, with discounts to be had on its Fast Broadband and Faster Fibre Broadband packages. Customers who sign up to either of the tariffs can save up to £383.25 compared... Read more

Sennheiser launches CX Sport Bluetooth in-ears with fast charging support

Sennheiser launches CX Sport Bluetooth in-ears with fast charging support

By Max Langridge

German audio brand Sennheiser has announced the CX Sport, it's latest pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones, which as the name suggests are designed for those who like to move.  7 best running headphones 2018: Top fitness headphones for running or the... Read more

What is YouTube Music? YouTube's new music streaming service explained

What is YouTube Music? YouTube's new music streaming service explained

By Max Langridge

YouTube has tried its hand at a music streaming service a couple of times already, but they failed to make a real impact against the clout of Spotify and Apple Music. Now though, YouTube is back with YouTube Music, which on paper at least appears to be... Read more

Como Audio SpeakEasy combines Google Assistant smarts with hi-fi sound quality

Como Audio SpeakEasy combines Google Assistant smarts with hi-fi sound quality

By Max Langridge

American audio manufacturer Como Audio - which recently launched its first multi-room system in the UK - is back with its take on the smart home speaker. Como Audio launches multi-room system in the UK, including CD streaming What is Google Assistant,... Read more

Onkyo AVRs to work with Sonos and support Amazon Alexa

Onkyo AVRs to work with Sonos and support Amazon Alexa

By Max Langridge

Onkyo has announced that several of the brands it owns, including Onkyo, Integra and Pioneer Elite, will soon join the 'Works with Sonos' platform, meaning they can be used as part of a Sonos multi-room streaming system.  Sonos deal! Save up to £100... Read more

Panasonic RP-HTX80B review: Hitting the sweet spot
4.0 stars

Panasonic RP-HTX80B review: Hitting the sweet spot

By Max Langridge

Commuters and frequent flyers may demand the very best noise-cancelling headphones with the plushest materials on the planet, but what if you could get great audio performance from a simpler and comfy pair of cans that look effortlessly cool?That's exactly... Read more

Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform

Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform

By Max Langridge

After announcing earlier this year that it would eventually become a feature in its cars, Ford has officially announced that that the popular navigation app Waze will be added to its Sync 3 platform. Ford updates Ford Sync 3 to add Apple CarPlay and... Read more

New YouTube Music streaming service launches giving access to songs unavailable elsewhere

New YouTube Music streaming service launches giving access to songs unavailable elsewhere

By Max Langridge

YouTube has announced it is launching a brand new music streaming service called YouTube Music. The new service will begin rolling out to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea next week, before coming to the UK and select other territories... Read more

Xbox Adaptative Controller official, designed for gamers with limited mobility

Xbox Adaptative Controller official, designed for gamers with limited mobility

By Max Langridge

Following an image leak a couple of days ago showing an Xbox controller with a new and unusual design, Microsoft has formally announced at E3 that it is the Xbox Adaptive Controller and has been designed for gamers with limited mobility. Xbox Two specs,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 to get earlier launches, says report

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 to get earlier launches, says report

By Max Langridge

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 smartphones will be launched earlier in the year than their predecessors, according to a report from the Korea Herald.Citing "industry sources", it's believed Samsung wants the Galaxy Note 9 to get a jump on Apple's... Read more

BT TV to add Amazon Video and Now TV from 2019

BT TV to add Amazon Video and Now TV from 2019

By Max Langridge

BT has announced it will offer the widest range of video on-demand and catch-up services on a single set-top box within the next year.  What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money? Now TV vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you? The... Read more

Nokia X6 official: Arrives with dual cameras, notch display and budget price tag

Nokia X6 official: Arrives with dual cameras, notch display and budget price tag

By Max Langridge

After being subject to several leaks and rumours - including having its full specs leaked just yesterday, HMD Global has officially unveiled the Nokia X6 at an event in China. The X6 is the first Nokia phone to sport a notch display and may be an indication... Read more

Samsung introduces Red and Gold Galaxy S9 and S9+, but you can only get the Gold

Samsung introduces Red and Gold Galaxy S9 and S9+, but you can only get the Gold

By Max Langridge

Samsung has announced two new colours for its Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones in the form of Sunshine Gold and Burgundy Red. They join the current lineup of Midnight Black, Titanium Grey, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple colour options. Samsung Galaxy S9 and... Read more

How to watch the Champions League and Europa League finals for free

How to watch the Champions League and Europa League finals for free

By Max Langridge

BT has announced it will be broadcasting the upcoming UEFA Europa and Champions League football finals for free for everyone to watch via YouTube, the BT Sport website and the BT Sport App. BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic... Read more

Fujifilm's Instax SQ6 camera turns you into a walking Instagram feed

Fujifilm's Instax SQ6 camera turns you into a walking Instagram feed

By Max Langridge

Fujifilm has announced the launch of the Instax Square SQ6 camera, the world's first square format analogue Instax camera.  Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 combines instant photo printing with a digital image sensor The Instax SQ6 prints out instant 1:1,... Read more

WhatsApp updates group chats, makes it easier to catch up on missed messages

WhatsApp updates group chats, makes it easier to catch up on missed messages

By Max Langridge

WhatsApp has become the go-to messaging service for many, offering simple cross-platform chat for over a billion people worldwide. Groups are an essential part of the service and the reason many users turn to it and now WhatsApp has introduced some changes... Read more

More case leaks show iPhone SE (2018) with notch and Face ID

More case leaks show iPhone SE (2018) with notch and Face ID

By Max Langridge

Many industry analysts are still expecting Apple to unveil three new iPhones in September: two with OLED screens and one with an LCD. It's the latter that has been subject to several leaks and rumours, with many thinking it will be an iPhone SE-style... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 could have ridiculously sharp 600ppi display

Samsung Galaxy S10 could have ridiculously sharp 600ppi display

By Max Langridge

With each Galaxy S smartphone, Samsung likes to make improvements. Next year it will be launching its tenth model, the Galaxy S10 and as it's an anniversary model, the South Korean company is expected to make some big changes over the current Galaxy S9.... Read more

Sonos deal! Save up to £100 on Sonos speakers for a limited time

Sonos deal! Save up to £100 on Sonos speakers for a limited time

By Max Langridge

Sonos is feeling generous as we head into summer. Which Sonos speaker is best for you? One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase The multi-room speaker system expert is offering anyone the chance to save up to £100 on equipment until 29 May, with... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 name confirmed; launch imminent following certification

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 name confirmed; launch imminent following certification

By Max Langridge

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab S4 has managed to remain largely leak-free. The last murmurings we heard were back in February, when it was suggested it would launch at MWC. That obviously didn't happen, but an official launch may now not be too far off.... Read more

Nokia X price and full specs leaked a day before launch

Nokia X price and full specs leaked a day before launch

By Max Langridge

Nokia is expected to unveil the all-new Nokia X - or potentially X6 - at an event in China tomorrow, 16 May. While the upcoming device has been subject to its fair share of leaks and rumours, one Chinese retailer has gone and posted an early listing,... Read more

HTC U12+ official wallpapers revealed, which is your favourite?

HTC U12+ official wallpapers revealed, which is your favourite?

By Max Langridge

HTC is due to unveil the U12+ flagship on 23 May, and it's expected to arrive with a 6-inch QHD+ 18:9 display. HTC U12+ specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know With all that screen real estate to fill and high resolution, you're going... Read more

Apple and Samsung developing ultrasonic in-display sensors; won't appear until 2019

Apple and Samsung developing ultrasonic in-display sensors; won't appear until 2019

By Max Langridge

With the notch trend introduced by the Apple iPhone X in full swing, attention is now turning to the next big mobile trend, in-display fingerprint sensors. Samsung has been said to developing its own sensor for some time now - it was originally said to... Read more

HP’s new Envy All-in-One is world’s first with Amazon Alexa

HP’s new Envy All-in-One is world’s first with Amazon Alexa

By Max Langridge

HP has unveiled a brand new all-in-one PC for 2018, with a number of design changes and upgrades over its predecessor, the most notable of which is built-in Amazon Alexa support.  New HP Envy 15, 17 and x360 models promise great battery life and up to... Read more

Apple iPhone SE 2 to launch in September; Face ID still rumoured

Apple iPhone SE 2 to launch in September; Face ID still rumoured

By Max Langridge

After many reports claimed the Apple iPhone SE 2 would launch some time in Spring, a fresh report out of China claims Apple's budget smartphone will now launch at its regular September event instead.  Apple iPhone SE2: Specs, rumours and everything else... Read more

Apple AirPlay 2: Everything you need to know about Apple's new streaming tech

Apple AirPlay 2: Everything you need to know about Apple's new streaming tech

By Max Langridge

AirPlay is Apple's Wi-Fi audio streaming tech, and the second-generation - which Apple first talked about in 2017 - is on its way. But what exactly is AirPlay 2, what will it be able to do and what products will you be able to use it with? We'll explain... Read more

Panasonic Lumix FT7 is a go-anywhere, do-it-all compact digital camera

Panasonic Lumix FT7 is a go-anywhere, do-it-all compact digital camera

By Max Langridge

Panasonic has announced the launch of the Lumix FT7 tough digital camera, which boasts an impressive feature set that allows it to be taken virtually anywhere.  Best compact cameras 2018: The best point and-shoot-cameras available to buy today The FT7... Read more

"Alexa, how many times has the UK won nil points?": Alexa knows everything about Eurovision

"Alexa, how many times has the UK won nil points?": Alexa knows everything about Eurovision

By Max Langridge

All eyes will be on be on Lisbon, Portugal this weekend as the annual Eurovision song contest takes places on Saturday 12 May. Amazon Alexa is getting in on the singing action with a special Eurovision skill. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services... Read more

Motorola Moto Z3 Play renders show dual-lens rear camera with a huge bump

Motorola Moto Z3 Play renders show dual-lens rear camera with a huge bump

By Max Langridge

Motorola is on course to release a wide range of phones this year. Having already launched the G6 and E5 series, attention now swings towards the Z3 and X5 series, with the former being the subject of today's leak.  Motorola Moto C vs Moto E5 vs Moto... Read more

Polk Audio Assist is the company's first smart speaker, powered by Google Assistant

Polk Audio Assist is the company's first smart speaker, powered by Google Assistant

By Max Langridge

US audio manufacturer Polk Audio has used Google I/O to announce the Assist, it's very first smart speaker powered by Google Assistant.  What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it? It's not the first time the company has used... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 definitely won't be getting an in-display fingerprint sensor

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 definitely won't be getting an in-display fingerprint sensor

By Max Langridge

It feels like a tale that's as long as time itself. Will the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 feature an in-display fingerprint sensor? Or will it not? The answer, is no.  Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far? Leaked... Read more

Budget iPhone X may get an ultra-bright display like the LG G7 ThinQ

Budget iPhone X may get an ultra-bright display like the LG G7 ThinQ

By Max Langridge

Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones in September, two of which will have OLED displays and a third, more affordable model with an LCD screen. A new report from Business Korea has now said the LCD display used in the budget model may in fact... Read more

Nokia X TENAA listing confirms specs before 16 May launch

Nokia X TENAA listing confirms specs before 16 May launch

By Max Langridge

We're hopefully just six days away from the official launch of the Nokia X, but before that, there seems to be time for one last leak of information. This time at least it's more official, as the Nokia X has gone through TENAA certification, confirming... Read more

HTC U12+ colour options revealed: "won't be cheap" when it launches

HTC U12+ colour options revealed: "won't be cheap" when it launches

By Max Langridge

We're just under two weeks away from the official launch of the HTC U12+, but that hasn't stopped the rumour mill from churning away in the days leading up to it. HTC U12+ specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know Usually reliable Twitter... Read more

Mercedes Benz EQ C all-electric SUV on track to launch in 2019

Mercedes Benz EQ C all-electric SUV on track to launch in 2019

By Max Langridge

Mercedes-Benz has announced that its EQ C SUV is on target to enter full production in 2019. Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years The Stuttgart-based manufacturer has released some images... Read more

This Black Dot message will cause your iPhone to crash

This Black Dot message will cause your iPhone to crash

By Max Langridge

A bug dubbed the "Black Dot message" is currently doing the rounds on iOS devices and when viewed, causes the iMessage app to crash. Fortunately, it doesn't completely freeze the iPhone or iPad and only affects those devices running iOS 11.3 or the iOS... Read more

LittleBits releases four new affordable inventor kits to get kids building

LittleBits releases four new affordable inventor kits to get kids building

By Max Langridge

littleBits, the company responsible for getting kids - and even adults - into technology, building and coding, has released four new starter kits that are based on inventions from its community members. LittleBits' new modular electronics kit lets kids... Read more

Ticketmaster sees a future where your face is your ticket

Ticketmaster sees a future where your face is your ticket

By Max Langridge

Queuing to get into a venue to see your favourite sports team or artist can be a right pain. Live Nation, the company behind Ticketmaster, wants to speed up that process by scanning your face instead of a ticket. The company has invested in Austin, Texas... Read more

Lost and Found - The missing NYC Parks Photos

Lost and Found - The missing NYC Parks Photos

By Max Langridge

40 years ago, several New York City newspapers went on a three-month strike, including the New York Times. Sensing an opportunity to document life in the City's parks, then-Commissioner Gordon Davis recruited eight photographers from the New York Times... Read more

Second-gen Tado Smart AC Control saves you more money while keeping you just as cool

Second-gen Tado Smart AC Control saves you more money while keeping you just as cool

By Max Langridge

Tado has announced a new version of its Smart AC Control that brings with it software and algorithm tweaks over its v1 predecessor to save you even more money in the hotter months of the year. Tado Smart Climate Assistant software update will make saving... Read more

iOS 11.4 to introduce USB Restricted Mode: disables Lightning port after 7 days

iOS 11.4 to introduce USB Restricted Mode: disables Lightning port after 7 days

By Max Langridge

Apple's next iOS update, iOS 11.4, is currently in beta testing and Elcomsoft has discovered a major security update within it that will likely pose problems for law enforcement agencies. The new security feature, called USB Restricted Mode, will disable... Read more

Hive resolves View's biggest flaw: You can now download videos

Hive resolves View's biggest flaw: You can now download videos

By Max Langridge

Centrica, the company behind British Gas and the smart home heating system Hive, has released an update for the Hive View indoor camera that now allows you to download any video clips you wish to your phone. It fixes what we considered to be its biggest... Read more

LG's 2018 TVs now support Google Assistant voice control

LG's 2018 TVs now support Google Assistant voice control

By Max Langridge

LG has announced that its 2018 OLED and Super UHD TVs can now be controlled using your voice and Google Assistant.  LG ThinQ: Everything you need to know about LG's smart platform LG 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: W8, G8, E8, C8, B8, SK9500 and more compared... Read more

Future Volvos will be voice controlled through Google Assistant

Future Volvos will be voice controlled through Google Assistant

By Max Langridge

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has today come through on its promise to embed Android within its next generation Sensus infotainment system. The new version of Sensus will have Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store all embedded within... Read more

All future iOS apps must support iPhone X's Super Retina display

All future iOS apps must support iPhone X's Super Retina display

By Max Langridge

Apple has used its official app developer portal to announce that all future apps, whether new ones or updates, must use the iOS 11 SDK and must support the Super Retina display of the iPhone X, from July 2018.  iPhone XI, iPhone 11 or iPhone X2: What's... Read more

iOS 12 to support horizontal Face ID for iPad Pro

iOS 12 to support horizontal Face ID for iPad Pro

By Max Langridge

iOS 12, the next major iteration of Apple's mobile OS, will reportedly support Face ID unlocking when the device being used is held at a horizontal angle, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Gurman has weighed in on several other Apple rumours in the... Read more

Is this the Nokia X? Nokia's next phone leaked in hands-on video

Is this the Nokia X? Nokia's next phone leaked in hands-on video

By Max Langridge

Nokia is in a nostalgic mood of late and is resurrecting the Nokia X brand. We expected the first phone to launch on 27 April but so far haven't seen anything, fingers are now pointing to 16 May for a launch instead.  Nokia X specs, release date and... Read more

More OnePlus 6 images leak as 16 May launch date approaches

More OnePlus 6 images leak as 16 May launch date approaches

By Max Langridge

Another day and another batch of OnePlus 6 hands-on images have hit the web, leaving us not needing to know anymore about the phone when it's officially unveiled on 16 May in London.  OnePlus 6 specs, release date and news: The latest OnePlus will be... Read more