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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 initial review: What's different?
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 initial review: What's different? By Rik Henderson

We got to play with the new pro-standard controller at Gamescom to find out if it feels or behaves any differently to the first-generation model. Read more

Is this the PS5? PlayStation patent suggests so
Is this the PS5? PlayStation patent suggests so By Rik Henderson

The Sony PlayStation 5 might not have made an appearance at E3 or Gamescom but it has in a patent filed in Brazil. Read more

LG's next-gen ThinQ app gives you voice control over smart appliances
LG's next-gen ThinQ app gives you voice control over smart appliances By Rik Henderson

LG will be introducing a new ThinQ mobile app in the coming months that will add the ability to control its Wi-Fi connected smart appliances by voice. Read more

Sir Bradley Wiggins on cycling, the best of Gamescom, and our favourite Marvel movies - Pocket-lint podcast 16
Sir Bradley Wiggins on cycling, the best of Gamescom, and our favourite Marvel movies - Pocket-lint podcast 16 By Rik Henderson

We discuss the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch and reveal the best meditation apps available. Plus, we chat to an AI expert on the future for the tech. Read more

Amazon Fire tablet end of summer sale deals: Save $50/£45 on Fire HD 10, £25 on Fire HD 8 and £15 on Fire 7
Amazon Fire tablet end of summer sale deals: Save $50/£45 on Fire HD 10, £25 on Fire HD 8 and £15 on Fire 7 By Rik Henderson

Amazon is offering incredible deals on Fire tablets in the end of summer sales. You can get big savings on Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets Read more

Get a brand new Amazon Echo Show 5 for $64.99/£69.99
Get a brand new Amazon Echo Show 5 for $64.99/£69.99 By Rik Henderson

Amazon is slashing prices on its own devices in the end of summer sales, including the new Amazon Echo Show 5 Read more

Fantastic Kindle Paperwhite gets a £30 discount for Amazon end of summer sale
Fantastic Kindle Paperwhite gets a £30 discount for Amazon end of summer sale By Rik Henderson

Amazon has a great discount on the Kindle Paperwhite, saving yourself some money Read more

Amazon Fire TV Stick discounted to just $29.99 and £29.99
Amazon Fire TV Stick discounted to just $29.99 and £29.99 By Rik Henderson

Amazon is cutting prices across its store in the end of summer sales and that includes the Fire TV Stick with Alexa remote Read more

12 best games of Gamescom 2019: Cyberpunk 2077, Disintegration and more
12 best games of Gamescom 2019: Cyberpunk 2077, Disintegration and more By Rik Henderson

Gamescom has gained a reputation of being as important to gamers as E3. Here are our favourite games that were at this year's show. Read more

Gamescom 2019: All the games and announcements that matter
Gamescom 2019: All the games and announcements that matter By Rik Henderson

Here's where you can find out more about Gamescom and the games we've been checking out at Europe's answer to E3. Read more

Asus ROG Gamescom 2019 press conference: Watch it right here
Asus ROG Gamescom 2019 press conference: Watch it right here By Rik Henderson

Asus is hosting its dedicated Gamescom press event today and you can watch it right here. Read more

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond
Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond By Rik Henderson

New and upcoming PlayStation games to get excited about - top PS4 exclusives, incoming releases and the best games to look for. See all the trailers. Read more

Borderlands 3 initial review: Our thoughts after more than five hours of play
Borderlands 3 initial review: Our thoughts after more than five hours of play By Rik Henderson

Borderlands is back, hurrah! And, we got to play the first four to five hours of the game to bring you our first impressions. Read more

Here's why you can't ride electric scooters in the UK (yet)
Here's why you can't ride electric scooters in the UK (yet) By Rik Henderson

Although the Government is reviewing the legislation around electric scooters, it's not actually legal to ride them in the UK yet. Read more

Honor Vision launch event: Watch the unveiling of Honor's smart TV right here
Honor Vision launch event: Watch the unveiling of Honor's smart TV right here By Rik Henderson

Honor will host a dedicated event in China on Saturday 10 August and here are details on how to watch it live and what to expect. Read more

Samsung SmartThings adds new plug to line-up and further Ring support
Samsung SmartThings adds new plug to line-up and further Ring support By Rik Henderson

Samsung has announced several new developments for its SmartThings smart home platform. Read more

iPhone 11 release date revealed through Apple partner slip
iPhone 11 release date revealed through Apple partner slip By Rik Henderson

An Apple partner may have inadvertently let slip the actual release date. Read more

Doom Eternal initial review: Most glorious, goriest Doom yet?
Doom Eternal initial review: Most glorious, goriest Doom yet? By Rik Henderson

Quakecon Europe may have been largely Quake-free, but we savoured the opportunity to play an hour of Doom Eternal. These are our initial thoughts. Read more

Three 5G: Devices, phones, speeds, prices and all you need to know
Three 5G: Devices, phones, speeds, prices and all you need to know By Rik Henderson

Three will launch its 5G network in the UK this month. Here then are the details about its 5G rollout and everything else you need to know. Read more

Hyundai New Sonata Hybrid with solar panel roof now on sale
Hyundai New Sonata Hybrid with solar panel roof now on sale By Rik Henderson

Hyundai unveiled plans to add solar panelling to electric and hybrid vehicles in 2018 and now its first production car featuring the tech is on sale. Read more

HTC pulls its phones from sale in UK over IP infringement claim
HTC pulls its phones from sale in UK over IP infringement claim By Rik Henderson

HTC has suspended the sale of its smartphones in the UK. All models are now listed as "out of stock" on the manufacturer's UK webstore. Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 official, adds digital rotating bezel and LTE connectivity
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 official, adds digital rotating bezel and LTE connectivity By Rik Henderson

After a month or two of speculation, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is now official. Read more

100 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won't believe your eyes
100 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won't believe your eyes By Rik Henderson

Technology can be a wonderful, glorious thing. It can also be totally and utterly misused, especially when in the hands of buffoons.Adobe Photoshop is Read more

Pokemon Center store coming to London at last
Pokemon Center store coming to London at last By Rik Henderson

A Pokemon Center pop-up store will arrive in London soon. Read more

Here's one reason Samsung's Note 10 camera might not be as good as the Huawei Mate 30 Pro's
Here's one reason Samsung's Note 10 camera might not be as good as the Huawei Mate 30 Pro's By Rik Henderson

At least one respected online source claims that the Note 10's camera might not be as good as at least one forthcoming rival. Read more

Last day for eBay flash deal giving 20% discount
Last day for eBay flash deal giving 20% discount By Rik Henderson

Grab a bargain on eBay - here's how to get 20 per cent saving Read more

Call of Duty Mobile update: Release date, maps and everything you need to know about smartphone COD
Call of Duty Mobile update: Release date, maps and everything you need to know about smartphone COD By Rik Henderson

Call of Duty is coming to iPhone and Android. Here is the lowdown on what you can expect. Read more

The Nintendo GameBoy is 30: Here are the best handheld games consoles of all time
The Nintendo GameBoy is 30: Here are the best handheld games consoles of all time By Rik Henderson

Find out which handheld games consoles were the best presents we ever received. Read more

EA Access comes to PS4 at last, sign up now for subscription based games
EA Access comes to PS4 at last, sign up now for subscription based games By Rik Henderson

EA has been offering a game membership service on Xbox One for almost five years, but it hasn't been available to PlayStation 4 owners... until now. Read more

Reminder: UltraViolet closes down on 31 July, your digital film library is in danger of deletion
Reminder: UltraViolet closes down on 31 July, your digital film library is in danger of deletion By Rik Henderson

UltraViolet, the digital film service set up by a majority of the major movie studios, is shutting down soon Read more

Best upcoming TV shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video
Best upcoming TV shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video By Rik Henderson

There is an amazing line-up of TV shows and series coming our way soon on streaming services. We've rounded up the best with trailers. Read more

Sky Mobile 5G service to launch in November
Sky Mobile 5G service to launch in November By Rik Henderson

Sky Mobile has announced that its 5G service will go live from November, with the Huawei Mate 20 X being its first phone. Read more

Best upcoming movies: Top Gun Maverick, Rocko's Modern Life, IT Chapter Two, and Cats
Best upcoming movies: Top Gun Maverick, Rocko's Modern Life, IT Chapter Two, and Cats By Rik Henderson

There are some great movies coming in 2019 and beyond. Here are all the best trailers you could wish for. We also update them regularly. Read more

How to play Minecraft Earth and what to expect
How to play Minecraft Earth and what to expect By Rik Henderson

We've been playing the closed beta of Minecraft Earth and here are our initial thoughts on what to expect and how to start. Read more

New Sky Q Parents' Guide feature gives you handy ratings on more than 3,500 movies
New Sky Q Parents' Guide feature gives you handy ratings on more than 3,500 movies By Rik Henderson

Sky has introduced a new, informative parent-friendly rating system to its Sky Q boxes. Read more

What is Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift and how can you fix it?
What is Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift and how can you fix it? By Rik Henderson

There has been a lot of talk about Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift recently, but what is Joy-Con drift? And, what can you do about it if affected? Read more

Apple is pushing out updates for iPhone 4s and above, here's why
Apple is pushing out updates for iPhone 4s and above, here's why By Rik Henderson

A new patch is being pushed to all devices from the iPhone 4s/original iPad mini and above. Read more

Project xCloud initial review: Microsoft's cloud gaming platform tested before release
Project xCloud initial review: Microsoft's cloud gaming platform tested before release By Rik Henderson

We got the chance to play with Project xCloud long before the public beta and this is what we think about the potential of the cloud gaming platform. Read more

Google Stadia: Pricing, release date details and how it works
Google Stadia: Pricing, release date details and how it works By Rik Henderson

Google will be launching its much-rumoured cloud gaming platform, Stadia, in November this year. Here's everything you need to know about it. Read more

Best Comic-Con 2019 trailers and highlights: Marvel Phase 4, Picard and more
Best Comic-Con 2019 trailers and highlights: Marvel Phase 4, Picard and more By Rik Henderson

San Diego Comic-Con might be over for another year but it left us looking forward to some great movies and TV shows that are coming soon. Read more

Virgin Media adds Amazon Prime Video to the V6 box
Virgin Media adds Amazon Prime Video to the V6 box By Rik Henderson

From today, Monday 22 July, Virgin TV customers with a V6 box can access movies and TV shows available through Amazon Prime Video membership. Read more

Sony WF-1000XM3 review: True wireless in-ears with class-leading ANC
5.0 stars Sony WF-1000XM3 review: True wireless in-ears with class-leading ANC By Rik Henderson

Sony has become one of the leaders in noise-cancelling headphones and its true wireless WF-1000XM3 earbuds are a prime example why. Read more

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond
Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond By Rik Henderson

Got a Nintendo Switch and want to know which games to pop on your wish list? Here we list the best games coming out soon, with trailers for each. Read more

What is BritBox? New BBC and ITV streaming service explained
What is BritBox? New BBC and ITV streaming service explained By Rik Henderson

We explain when, why and how the BBC and ITV plan to bring BritBox to UK. Read more

London Tube to get 4G signal on platforms and trains from 2020
London Tube to get 4G signal on platforms and trains from 2020 By Rik Henderson

Transport for London has announced that mobile connectivity will come to its Underground network from March 2020 Read more

Minecraft Earth update: Release date, closed beta access and all you need to know about the AR game
Minecraft Earth update: Release date, closed beta access and all you need to know about the AR game By Rik Henderson

Here's everything you need to know about Microsoft's plans to bring Minecraft into the real world. Read more

Virgin Media signs deal with Sky to bring 4K Sky Sports and movies to V6 box
Virgin Media signs deal with Sky to bring 4K Sky Sports and movies to V6 box By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has announced an extended partnership agreement with Sky that includes 4K Sky Sports coverage. Read more

Amazing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate lifehack could save you £100s, and it's all above board
Amazing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate lifehack could save you £100s, and it's all above board By Rik Henderson

There is a loophole in the Xbox subscription process that can save you big bucks, one that Microsoft is now aware of and has even embraced. Read more

Best Xbox One deals for Amazon Prime Day 2019: Games, accessories and more on day 2
Best Xbox One deals for Amazon Prime Day 2019: Games, accessories and more on day 2 By Rik Henderson

It is Amazon Prime Day from 15 to 16 July and that means you can grab yourself some great discounts on Xbox One games and accessories on day 2 Read more

Check out these SD card deals starting at less than $10/£10
Check out these SD card deals starting at less than $10/£10 By Rik Henderson

SanDisk's Extreme Pro 400GB microSDXC Memory Card has been greatly reduced. That's a lot of Nintendo Switch games for less. Read more

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