Max Langridge

Spotify comes to Amazon Echo multi-room music streaming

Spotify comes to Amazon Echo multi-room music streaming

By Max Langridge

Amazon has finally announced that Spotify is now available to stream to multiple Amazon Echo speakers at the same time. The ability to stream multi-room audio to Echo speakers has been available for a few months, but Spotify hasn't been a supported service... Read more

In-display fingerprint sensors may finally be a thing in 2018 thanks to Synaptics

In-display fingerprint sensors may finally be a thing in 2018 thanks to Synaptics

By Max Langridge

When smartphone manufacturers moved to infinity-style displays in 2017, virtually removing all bezels around the screen, many expected some to adopt in-display fingerprint scanners. Both Samsung and Apple were heavily rumoured to adopt the technology... Read more

Amazon Prime HDR10+ video content rolling out to Samsung TVs today

Amazon Prime HDR10+ video content rolling out to Samsung TVs today

By Max Langridge

Earlier this year we reported that Amazon would be the first video streaming service to make HDR10+ content available to stream on Samsung TVs. Today that is finally happening, as the feature has now gone live. What is HDR, what TVs and devices support... Read more

Become a wizard or witch in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, due for iOS and Android in 2018

Become a wizard or witch in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, due for iOS and Android in 2018

By Max Langridge

Harry Potter fans rejoice, the films and books may be finished, but the legacy still lives on with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a mobile RPG game from Jam City. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite: What’s the story on Niantic’s next AR game? In the game,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get much-improved iris scanning

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get much-improved iris scanning

By Max Langridge

A report fresh out of Korea has said that Samsung will give the Galaxy S9 and S9+ a much improved iris scanner over the Galaxy S8, which will be used to provide extra security for sensitive information. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked renders reveal repositioned fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked renders reveal repositioned fingerprint scanner

By Max Langridge

We're likely only a few months away from the official launch of Samsung's next flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, yet we've only just seen our first set of renders. The renders have been created by Samsungmobile.News and are based on a now removed... Read more

Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: Which Google Home speaker should you buy?

Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: Which Google Home speaker should you buy?

By Max Langridge

After releasing a lone Home smart speaker in 2016, Google added two new products to the mix in 2017 in the form of the Home Mini and the Home Max. The first two - Google Home and Google Home Mini - have had prices slashed for Black Friday to compete... Read more

Google releases AR sticker packs for Pixel phones, have a selfie with a Stormtrooper

Google releases AR sticker packs for Pixel phones, have a selfie with a Stormtrooper

By Max Langridge

Google has begun rolling out new AR sticker packs to all Pixel devices running Android 8.1 Oreo. The sticker packs include characters from the upcoming Star Wars film Episode VI: The Last Jedi and Netflix's Stranger Things, as well as foodmoji, 3D text... Read more

Apple buys music recognition app Shazam for $400 million

Apple buys music recognition app Shazam for $400 million

By Max Langridge

Apple has acquired Shazam, one of the most popular apps for recognising music, TV shows, films and adverts, in a deal allegedly worth $400 million (around £300 million). Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference? Apple has made an official statement... Read more

Star Wars clothing: The best Star Wars clothing collaborations for The Last Jedi

Star Wars clothing: The best Star Wars clothing collaborations for The Last Jedi

By Max Langridge

With the launch of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi just a week away, the amount of Stars Wars and Star Wars-inspired merchandise available to buy has increased no-end.Whether you're a supporter of the Empire or the Resistance, there's something... Read more

Google Home Max is now available to buy in the US, but you'll have to join a waiting list

Google Home Max is now available to buy in the US, but you'll have to join a waiting list

By Max Langridge

Google's high-end version of its Home smart speaker with Assistant built-in, the Google Home Max, is now available to buy in the US.  Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: What Google Home speaker should you buy? It's the company's big... Read more

Android Oreo rolling out to Android Wear devices now, full list of supported watches revealed

Android Oreo rolling out to Android Wear devices now, full list of supported watches revealed

By Max Langridge

Google announced late last week that Android Oreo is now rolling out to Android Wear devices, bringing with it various new features and more supported languages. At the time, it wasn't clear which Android Wear watches would be in line to receive the update,... Read more

HTC U11 EYEs with dual selfie-cam could be unveiled soon

HTC U11 EYEs with dual selfie-cam could be unveiled soon

By Max Langridge

HTC may not be done with smartphone releases for 2017, or we may already have a glimpse at what to expect come the turn of the New Year. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is expected to go back to its 2014 roots and resurrect the Eye branding for... Read more

YouTube to launch a music streaming service in March...again

YouTube to launch a music streaming service in March...again

By Max Langridge

YouTube, one of the companies owned by Alphabet Inc. (also the owner of Google) is said to be launching a new music streaming service in March, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg. What is YouTube Red is now live: What is it and is it worth paying... Read more

Amazon Music Unlimited or Spotify: Which is best for you?

Amazon Music Unlimited or Spotify: Which is best for you?

By Max Langridge

Amazon Music Unlimited is now a year old Music Unlimited and while it wasn't the first time Amazon has offered a music streaming service - there's Prime Music - it's a much more substantial offering, with an estimated 16 million active users.Spotify... Read more

Best Christmas films to watch on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV in the UK

Best Christmas films to watch on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV in the UK

By Max Langridge

Christmas is a time for eating too much, visiting in-laws and more wrapping paper than you know what to do with, but it's also one of the best times of the year to watch some great films and TV shows.The broadcasters in the UK will have their own Christmas... Read more

Nissan to test self-driving taxis in Japan in 2018, full launch planned for 2020 Olympics

Nissan to test self-driving taxis in Japan in 2018, full launch planned for 2020 Olympics

By Max Langridge

Nissan has announced it will begin trialling self-driving taxis as part of its Easy Ride service in Yokohama, Japan from March 2018, with a plan to have a fully-fledged service up and running in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.  The Japanese car... Read more

Google pulls YouTube support from Echo Show, Fire TV to lose access in New Year

Google pulls YouTube support from Echo Show, Fire TV to lose access in New Year

By Max Langridge

Is Google being petty, or are its reasons completely justified. That's what we're wondering after it's been announced that Google is removing YouTube access from the Echo Show as of today and the Fire TV device from 1 January 2018. Amazon Echo Show: Release... Read more

Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs

Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs

By Max Langridge

Freeview and Sony have made the joint announcement that the Freeview Play connected TV platform is being rolled out to select Sony TVs. The service, which is now supported by three of the four major TV manufacturers and 18 in total, provides quick, easy... Read more

Nokia could finally unveil the Nokia 9 in 2018, alongside a new Nokia 8

Nokia could finally unveil the Nokia 9 in 2018, alongside a new Nokia 8

By Max Langridge

The Nokia 9 may finally see the light of day in early-2018, according to Chinese media site MyDrivers.The flagship smartphone has received its fair share of rumours during 2017, with many expecting it to launch before the year was out, but that doesn't... Read more

Mega deal: Get 3 Google Home Minis for £89

Mega deal: Get 3 Google Home Minis for £89

By Max Langridge

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, and served up some tantalising deals in the process, but that hasn't stopped Google's official eBay store from carrying on with some super discounts. See the Google Home Mini 3 pack at eBay Right now... Read more

Best turntables to help you join the vinyl revival

Best turntables to help you join the vinyl revival

By Max Langridge

You'd be hard pushed to have avoided what some people are calling "the vinyl revival". You'll no doubt have noticed a greater presence of vinyl records in your local music shop, whether it be a chain or an independent.There's a good reason too, vinyl... Read more

Google reveals the best Android apps of 2017, did your favourites make the list?

Google reveals the best Android apps of 2017, did your favourites make the list?

By Max Langridge

As 2017 comes to an end, Google has announced the most downloaded Android apps of the year, along with various other 'top five' lists. But have your favourites made the cut?The most downloaded list only takes into account new apps that were released on... Read more

Which Roku media streamer is best for you? All the options explained

Which Roku media streamer is best for you? All the options explained

By Max Langridge

There are plenty of media streamers around but few offer as extensive range of apps and channels as Roku.The company has been manufacturing online streaming boxes for several years, including a couple of Now TV boxes as Sky owns a share in the firm,... Read more

EE Hawk is a £150 smartphone capable of 300mbps download speeds

EE Hawk is a £150 smartphone capable of 300mbps download speeds

By Max Langridge

EE has introduced the Hawk smartphone, a wallet-friendly device at £150 that is Cat 6-enabled, meaning it can support 4G+ download speeds up to 300mbps. The Hawk has already proven to produce download speeds of 238mbps at London's Wembley Stadium on... Read more

Lego AR-Studio brings Lego bricks to life in a digital world

Lego AR-Studio brings Lego bricks to life in a digital world

By Max Langridge

Lego has just launched a new AR app for iOS 11 devices that will let Master Builders the world over combine real-life Lego sets with virtual ones to create a brand new way of playing. Apple's AR platform: These demos show what ARKit can do Lego Boost... Read more

Waze satellite-navigation app now caters for motorcyclists with dedicated hands-free mode

Waze satellite-navigation app now caters for motorcyclists with dedicated hands-free mode

By Max Langridge

Sat-nav app Waze has introduced a new motorcycle mode, making it easier for the estimated 1.1 million riders on the road to get directions to destinations. The new mode, which comes included in the latest update to Waze, is a dedicated section solely... Read more

A whole host of BBC boxsets are coming back to iPlayer for Christmas: Peaky Blinders, Planet Earth, Sherlock and more

A whole host of BBC boxsets are coming back to iPlayer for Christmas: Peaky Blinders, Planet Earth, Sherlock and more

By Max Langridge

The BBC has announced it will be bringing back a bucketload of box sets back to the iPlayer from 16 December, just in time for the holiday period, so viewers will always have something to watch. Whether it be finally watching a series you've been meaning... Read more

What is the ROXI Entertainment device, how much is it and what can it do?

What is the ROXI Entertainment device, how much is it and what can it do?

By Max Langridge

Music streaming services are nothing new anymore, there are plenty of options on the market, each with their own unique features to try and grab your attention. But at the end of the day, all they can really do is give you music to listen to. ROXI wants... Read more

Instagram rolls out Remix feature, letting you draw on friends' photos

Instagram rolls out Remix feature, letting you draw on friends' photos

By Max Langridge

Instagram has begun rolling out a brand new feature to its photo-bass app that, if you use Snapchat, will be familiar. It's called "Remix" and it lets you draw and annotate on pictures you've been sent directly by friends, for you to then be able to send... Read more

Roku Express review: An affordable and easy way to get video on-demand
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Roku Express review: An affordable and easy way to get video on-demand

By Max Langridge

Roku is a name synonymous with streaming sticks and boxes, delivering devices to make catch-up and video on-demand easy for virtually everyone in any home, regardless of TV setup.Having recently refreshed its lineup to just two products, Roku now offers... Read more

Damson launches the S-Series totally wireless Dolby Atmos speaker system

Damson launches the S-Series totally wireless Dolby Atmos speaker system

By Max Langridge

UK audio company Damson has announced a completely wireless Dolby Atmos speaker system - except for power cables of course - at an affordable price to bring the enveloping sound technology to more homes. Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I... Read more

Motorola to release X5, E5 and G6 smartphones in 2018, Play name to return

Motorola to release X5, E5 and G6 smartphones in 2018, Play name to return

By Max Langridge

It seems like only yesterday we were writing about the Motorola Moto X4, and in fact our review of the current X-series flagship only went live at the beginning of this month. But in the world of smartphones things move at lightning speed, so much so,... Read more

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

By Max Langridge

While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution.Big technology and car companies are all too aware... Read more

LG G7 and Samsung Galaxy S9 could go head-to-head at CES 2018

LG G7 and Samsung Galaxy S9 could go head-to-head at CES 2018

By Max Langridge

Both the LG G7 and Samsung Galaxy S9 (and S9+) could all launch at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, according to industry analysts, as the South Korean manufacturers want to get their newest products into the market first to fend off any competition. The news comes... Read more

TfL's plans for 4G coverage on the London Underground in 2019 are still on track

TfL's plans for 4G coverage on the London Underground in 2019 are still on track

By Max Langridge

Following a successful trial during the summer period on the Waterloo and City line, TfL is sticking to its promise to begin rolling out full 4G coverage on the London Underground network from 2019. London Underground to have full 4G mobile network coverage... Read more

Moleskine's Paper Tablet and Smart Planner are now supported by Windows 10

Moleskine's Paper Tablet and Smart Planner are now supported by Windows 10

By Max Langridge

Moleskine has announced a new Notes app for Microsoft Windows 10 devices that finally allows anyone with a Moleskine Paper Tablet notebook, Smart Planner and Pen+ smart pen, to write out handwritten notes and have them digitally synced to a Windows 10... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK Blu-ray deals: 4K Ultra HD and box set discounts galore

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK Blu-ray deals: 4K Ultra HD and box set discounts galore

By Max Langridge

With Black Friday over it's now time for the deals to come flooding in on Cyber Monday. You've bought your new 4K TV and soundbar and now you just need some new content to watch through it all. We've rounded up some of the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays and... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK TV deals: 4K, HDR, OLED TVs and more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK TV deals: 4K, HDR, OLED TVs and more

By Max Langridge

Black Friday has been and gone and emptied our wallets in the process. But now we're onto Cyber Monday, which means more deals on TVs are there for the taking.Whether you're looking to get yourself a new TV for Christmas, or if you're more interested... Read more

Grab a Google Chromecast for £19 in the Black Friday sales

Grab a Google Chromecast for £19 in the Black Friday sales

By Max Langridge

The Google Chromecast is a fantastic media streaming device. It connects to your TV and can be setup in minutes, so you can stream all manner of video content to the big screen.Better yet, you can get one for just £19 this Black Friday, with many retailers... Read more

Ring Video Doorbell Black Friday deals can save you up to £60

Ring Video Doorbell Black Friday deals can save you up to £60

By Max Langridge

Ring is a newcomer on the smart home scene, but it's taking the market by storm. Solving the problem of how to drag the doorbell into the connected era, Ring will let your doorbell ring on your phone or PC, let you see who is at the door, as well as talk... Read more

Best Black Friday SIM-only deals: Make huge savings on high-data plans

Best Black Friday SIM-only deals: Make huge savings on high-data plans

By Max Langridge

It's not just SIM-free smartphones and phone contracts that are being discounted this Black Friday, but SIM-only plans are getting in on the action too. SIM-only plans already tend to offer fantastic value for money, giving you a decent number of minutes... Read more

Save £53 on a Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch, now £107

Save £53 on a Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch, now £107

By Max Langridge

If after Black Friday, you want to go from exercising your fingers searching for deals, to getting outdoors and doing some actual exercise, you may want to invest in a Fitbit Blaze, especially as Amazon has taken £53 off for Black Friday. That's right,... Read more

Boom! Save £120 on Ultimate Ears wireless Megaboom speaker in Black Friday deals

Boom! Save £120 on Ultimate Ears wireless Megaboom speaker in Black Friday deals

By Max Langridge

Amazon is going all-out with its Black Friday sales. After having a week of deals on its site, today is the official day of Black Friday, so the deals have been turned up to 11. That's none more apparent than with a big chunk of money being taken off... Read more

Gamers! Grab an Xbox One S with game for £169 in this awesome Black Friday deal

Gamers! Grab an Xbox One S with game for £169 in this awesome Black Friday deal

By Max Langridge

If you've putting off buying an Xbox One S now could be your chance to snap one up. That's because Amazon is now offering a Xbox One S console (500GB) with a AAA game, for just £169.99, i.e.: an absolute bargain.There have been plenty of games and console... Read more

Amazon's PlayStation 4 console bundles can save you some serious Black Friday cash

Amazon's PlayStation 4 console bundles can save you some serious Black Friday cash

By Max Langridge

There have been plenty of PlayStation 4 deals already during the Black Friday period, but Amazon has added some new deals that are some of the very best we've seen.There are various deals on offer, from different storage to the number of free games you... Read more

Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle now £349, save £50 in Black Friday deal

Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle now £349, save £50 in Black Friday deal

By Max Langridge

It's not just games consoles that can benefit from Black Friday, as Amazon has knocked £50 off the Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle, bringing the price down to £349. The bundle was already reduced to £399 earlier in the year and at that price,... Read more

Google starts rolling out Google Lens to Pixel devices

Google starts rolling out Google Lens to Pixel devices

By Max Langridge

Google has announced that its new Google Lens AI-based recognition software will begin rolling out to English-based Pixel phones in the UK, US, Australia, Canada, India and Singapore over the coming weeks. What is Google Lens and how do you use it? Google... Read more

Apple iPhone SE could be set for a comeback in 2018

Apple iPhone SE could be set for a comeback in 2018

By Max Langridge

Apple's wallet-friendly iPhone SE (wallet-friendly by Apple standards, that is) could make a return to stores according to a report from the Economic Daily News in China. The news outlet's report says that Wistron, the Indian company responsible for building... Read more

Black Friday deal on Nest Thermostat 3.0 will save you £70

Black Friday deal on Nest Thermostat 3.0 will save you £70

By Max Langridge

Saving money not only on products and everyday items, but on your bills as well, is a big deal for everybody. So when you can combine the two and save £70 off a Nest Thermostat 3.0, which will bring your heating bills down, it's an offer too good to... Read more