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Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond

By Rik Henderson

You might have an Xbox One S, 4K-ready Xbox One X or even an original Xbox One, but no matter which version there are come amazing games coming out throughout 2018 and beyond.That's why we've rounded up the Xbox One games we're looking forward to the... Read more

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond

By Rik Henderson

There are some cracking games coming up this year for PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro. And that's why we've decided to round up the best you can expect to see in the coming months, even stretching into early next year,We've included release dates and trailers... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 initial review: Hardcore play of Multiplayer on PS4 Pro

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 initial review: Hardcore play of Multiplayer on PS4 Pro

By Rik Henderson

Plenty was revealed during the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Community Event in Los Angeles. Developer Treyarch unveiled its additional modes, in the form of Zombies and Blackout - the all-new Battle Royale game mode to take on the likes of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 release date, formats, Blackout Battle Royale and everything you need to know

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 release date, formats, Blackout Battle Royale and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

We now know so much more about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.The latest in the long-running first-person shooter franchise will be available this fall and thanks to an all-encompassing Community Reveal Event in May, we know what game modes to expect.The only... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event: Watch the first gameplay trailer here

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event: Watch the first gameplay trailer here

By Rik Henderson

This year's Call of Duty is Black Ops 4 (or Black Ops IIII, if you want to be accurate and equally ignore the current rules of Roman numerals).It is being developed by Treyarch - with a little help from Raven - and exhibits a return to a more tangible,... Read more

OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War Edition official, but will you be able to get one?

OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War Edition official, but will you be able to get one?

By Rik Henderson

OnePlus has teamed with Disney once again to produce a special Avengers: Infinity War edition of the OnePlus 6.The company previously released a OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition in a tie-in with Disney and Lucasfilm. This time it has turned its attention... Read more

Sony finally gives up ghost on PS Vita, stops production of physical games

Sony finally gives up ghost on PS Vita, stops production of physical games

By Rik Henderson

It seems that Sony's critically acclaimed but ultimately struggling handheld, the PS Vita, is soon to be an ex-console.While the company will continue to support it, of sorts, it is withdrawing from production of physical copies of Vita games.It plans... Read more

Alexa and Google Assistant go Royal Wedding crazy, loads of new commands to try

Alexa and Google Assistant go Royal Wedding crazy, loads of new commands to try

By Rik Henderson

Google and Amazon are getting in the Royal Wedding spirit by offering all-new, unique Easter Eggs and commands to try on Google Assistant and Alexa respectively.If you have a Google Home smart speaker, Google Home Mini or use Google Assistant on another... Read more

OnePlus Bullets Wireless earbuds take on Beats X for half the price

OnePlus Bullets Wireless earbuds take on Beats X for half the price

By Rik Henderson

OnePlus is known for making rival devices to flagship products yet charging less and it has entered the wireless headphones market with a similar philosophy.Announced during its London launch event for the OnePlus 6 smartphone, the OnePlus Bullets Wireless... Read more

Honor 10: Re-watch the global launch online

Honor 10: Re-watch the global launch online

By Rik Henderson

Honor has announced its 2018 flagship handset at a global event in London, UK.If you missed the event and want to get the full picture, then here are the details of how to watch it online. Honor 10 specs, price and release date: What you need to know... Read more

Get a 43-inch 4K HDR LG TV for just £249 if you sign up to Sky Q

Get a 43-inch 4K HDR LG TV for just £249 if you sign up to Sky Q

By Rik Henderson

Sky is offering an amazing deal if you sign up for a Sky Q package by 31 May.With Sky News showing the Royal Wedding on Saturday in Ultra HD the company is helping you celebrate by slashing the price of a 43-inch 4K HDR LG TV by half.You can nab yourself... Read more

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, will launch in June

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, will launch in June

By Rik Henderson

After selling out in next to no time after its launch in 2016, the Nintendo Classic Mini consoles became much sought after - fetching high prices on reseller sites, such as eBay. And as soon as Nintendo announced that it was to discontinue production,... Read more

Lenovo Z5 is 95 per cent screen, no notch, no chin

Lenovo Z5 is 95 per cent screen, no notch, no chin

By Rik Henderson

Ever since Apple released its iPhone X there have been multiple manufacturers jumping on the notch bandwagon.It seems the best solution for phones to have as much screen real estate on the front, while also offering a front-facing camera, facial recognition... Read more

New Xbox One controller to be launched at E3 2018, leaked picture reveals

New Xbox One controller to be launched at E3 2018, leaked picture reveals

By Rik Henderson

Although Sony has confirmed that it will not be unveiling any new hardware at E3 2018, PS5 or otherwise, Microsoft has at least one device up its sleeve.A leaked image has appeared online (posted by Twitter user @h0x0d) that shows a new, rather different... Read more

New HP Envy 15, 17 and x360 models promise great battery life and up to 4K resolutions

New HP Envy 15, 17 and x360 models promise great battery life and up to 4K resolutions

By Rik Henderson

HP has announced a slew of new Envy laptops that are due to hit stores from this month.The HP Envy 13 Laptop comes in an all-metal design with a 13.3-inch 1080p screen. It features an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and 8GB of RAM, plus 256GB... Read more

PlayStation E3 2018 press conference: How to watch the showcase online and what to expect

PlayStation E3 2018 press conference: How to watch the showcase online and what to expect

By Rik Henderson

E3 2018 will soon be upon us and that means PlayStation will host its annual massive game reveal event on the eve of the show itself.You will get to see some amazing gameplay footage of some of the biggest titles coming out for PS4 and PS4 Pro this year... Read more

Sony PlayStation 5 specs, release date, news and rumours: Everything you need to know about PS5

Sony PlayStation 5 specs, release date, news and rumours: Everything you need to know about PS5

By Rik Henderson

If you're after all the Sony PlayStation 5 specs rumours, news and information about a potential PS5 release date, you've come to the right place. Although Sony launched a 4K HDR-enabled console at the end of 2016, in the shape of the PlayStation 4 Pro,... Read more

E3 2018: The games, consoles, press conferences and announcements to expect

E3 2018: The games, consoles, press conferences and announcements to expect

By Rik Henderson

Summer is always great for games fans. That's because the world's biggest gaming show, E3 2018, opens its doors to the press, trade and public on 12 June.As usual, there will be several key announcements on days building up to the show itself, from the... Read more

iPhone X gets YouTube HDR

iPhone X gets YouTube HDR

By Rik Henderson

YouTube has quietly rolled out the ability to view videos with HDR on iPhone X.The phone has supported high dynamic range technology since launch, with wider colour gamut and contrast rich content being available from other services - such as Apple's... Read more

Sky Mobile adds Apple iPad and iPad Pro to its tablet data rollover plans from £15

Sky Mobile adds Apple iPad and iPad Pro to its tablet data rollover plans from £15

By Rik Henderson

Sky Mobile has added several Apple iPad models to its device line-up, with monthly data plans that include no upfront costs and data rollover so you never miss out on the data you paid for.Last month, it started to offer some 4G Android tablets as part... Read more

UE Megaboom McLaren Edition is the ultimate speaker for F1 fans

UE Megaboom McLaren Edition is the ultimate speaker for F1 fans

By Rik Henderson

Ultimate Ears and McLaren have teamed to bring you two UE Megaboom McLaren Edition Bluetooth speakers.Available in a limited run, the speakers are inspired by the liveries of two classic McLaren F1 cars.There is the Megaboom McLaren MCL33 Edition with... Read more

Google Pixel Watch tipped to launch alongside Pixel 3

Google Pixel Watch tipped to launch alongside Pixel 3

By Rik Henderson

Google will allegedly announce and launch its own-branded Wear OS smartwatch this fall. And it will fall under the Pixel umbrella.The Google Pixel Watch - as it could be called - will reportedly be unveiled during Google's fall hardware event, alongside... Read more

Best movies to look forward to in 2018: Here are all the top film trailers

Best movies to look forward to in 2018: Here are all the top film trailers

By Rik Henderson

With The Avengers: Infinity War going great guns in the cinema and it being only one of a fantastic array of films already having hit cinema screens this year, you can be forgiven for thinking that we've seen the best already.But that would be churlish.... Read more

Ever wonder how your Ocado shopping is picked?

Ever wonder how your Ocado shopping is picked?

By Rik Henderson

Online grocery shopping is not new in the slightest, but we recently realised that we still know very little about it.We know how to place an order with the different supermarket chains that offer the service. And we know about the deliveries themselves,... Read more

Official Nintendo Charging Stand for Switch can charge your console in tabletop mode

Official Nintendo Charging Stand for Switch can charge your console in tabletop mode

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has announced a new accessory for Nintendo Switch that enables you to charge your console while playing it in tabletop mode.The conventional Switch Dock is all well and good when you are playing on a TV, but when you are playing off the Switch... Read more

Play your full PC games on iOS and Android devices, including PUBG, via new Steam Link app

Play your full PC games on iOS and Android devices, including PUBG, via new Steam Link app

By Rik Henderson

Valve is soon to offer the ability to stream your PC games at home to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device, all through a new Steam Link application. Even the Apple TV will be supported.It will work much like the Steam Link box now, which currently... Read more

Microsoft working on own Cortana smart speaker, to rival Amazon, Google and Apple

Microsoft working on own Cortana smart speaker, to rival Amazon, Google and Apple

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is clearly feeling left out in the smart speaker wars. While Apple, Amazon and Google, with HomePod, Echo and Home respectively, have their own-brand devices, Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant is largely anonymous in the space.The only one... Read more

Samsung to unleash four new Galaxy J-series phones with 18.5:9 Infinity Displays

Samsung to unleash four new Galaxy J-series phones with 18.5:9 Infinity Displays

By Rik Henderson

Samsung is tipped to release four new low to mid-range smartphones for the Indian phone market, but with flagship style 18.5:9 Infinity Displays.The Samsung Galaxy J (2018) line will reportedly launch this month; May. They show that Samsung is committed... Read more

Peleton smart exercise bike coming to the UK, huge screen and live workout classes to follow at home

Peleton smart exercise bike coming to the UK, huge screen and live workout classes to follow at home

By Rik Henderson

Peleton is bringing its all-singing, all-dancing smart exercise bike to the UK and Canada.Already available in the US, the Peleton Bike has a 21.5-inch 1080p multitouch display placed in front of the user. It is driven by a custom operating system powered... Read more

4K Android TV dongle does exist, but you're unlikely to get one

4K Android TV dongle does exist, but you're unlikely to get one

By Rik Henderson

During its Google I/O developers conference, Google announced a new Amazon Fire TV 4K-style device which it currently calls the ADT-2.Like the Fire TV, it is a 4K-enabled streaming dongle with TV apps, games and other Android TV features. Nice.The only... Read more

Google Maps could get AR walking navigation in future

Google Maps could get AR walking navigation in future

By Rik Henderson

Google has shown a prospective new augmented reality feature it could add to Google Maps in future.During its Google I/O keynote at the start of its developers conference, the company demonstrated the ability to use AR in order to navigate around a city... Read more

Round Apple Watch could be on the way, according to awarded patent

Round Apple Watch could be on the way, according to awarded patent

By Rik Henderson

Apple could switch to a round display for a future Apple Watch, if an awarded patent is anything to go by.Its patent for circular screen technology has been approved and considering that the approved document also mentions a wristwatch, some speculate... Read more

BlackBerry KeyTwo pops up in official Wi-Fi Alliance certification

BlackBerry KeyTwo pops up in official Wi-Fi Alliance certification

By Rik Henderson

The follow-up to the BlackBerry KeyOne has appeared on an official "Interoperability Certificate", as approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance.This means the BlackBerry KeyTwo - or Key2 as some are calling it - has been approved in stringent Wi-Fi tests. It also... Read more

What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and when is it coming?

What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and when is it coming?

By Rik Henderson

Ever since the Nintendo Switch was released, Nintendo has been promising an online subscription service.And although its full launch was delayed several times, Nintendo Switch Online will be with us soon enough.We now know pricing and exactly what your... Read more

BBC Earth: Life in VR launches alongside Lenovo Mirage Solo, explore the natural world first hand

BBC Earth: Life in VR launches alongside Lenovo Mirage Solo, explore the natural world first hand

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has announced its virtual reality application, BBC Earth: Life in VR, is launching alongside the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset. Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream initial review: Capable, phone-free VR for under $400 The game, that has previously... Read more

LG Watch Timepiece Wear OS hybrid smartwatch confirmed by FCC

LG Watch Timepiece Wear OS hybrid smartwatch confirmed by FCC

By Rik Henderson

Around two weeks ago we brought you news of a forthcoming hyrbrid smartwatch from LG.The LG Watch Timepiece was first reported by Android Headlines based on insider sources and is said to be coming soon.Further evidence has now emerged, with a device... Read more

Things to ask Alexa on May the 4th Star Wars day

Things to ask Alexa on May the 4th Star Wars day

By Rik Henderson

To celebrate May the 4th, also known as Star Wars day, Amazon has added a mighty list of commands and questions you can ask Alexa.If you have an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or other Echo device, you can ask it all manner of Star Wars-related queries and it... Read more

This is the LG V35 ThinQ, could be AT&T exclusive in the US

This is the LG V35 ThinQ, could be AT&T exclusive in the US

By Rik Henderson

LG launched the LG G7 ThinQ in New York this week but that's not the only phone we were expecting this month.Previous rumours had also claimed a second handset is coming: the LG V35 ThinQ. Now, it seems, we have press images of it.Android Headlines Has... Read more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

By Rik Henderson

One of the big selling points for the Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X is that, as well as more than 1,000 dedicated games, you can also play an ever-increasing library of Xbox 360 titles. Great for those with a large collection of older games and those... Read more

Star Wars app deals: Get these Android and iOS games for May the 4th on the cheap

Star Wars app deals: Get these Android and iOS games for May the 4th on the cheap

By Rik Henderson

Disney is offering some major discounts across its Star Wars apps and games on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android, all as part of the May the 4th celebrations.If you are an iPhone, iPad or Android device owner you are in for a treat. Many in-app... Read more

Sonos holding 'You're better than this' launch event in June, but for what?

Sonos holding 'You're better than this' launch event in June, but for what?

By Rik Henderson

Sonos has sent out invites to an event it will be hosting in San Francisco on 6 June. However, it hasn't said what it plans to unveil.Instead, the invite received by Pocket-lint shows several remote controls and a man's hand with the tagline, "You're... Read more

The best World Cup TV deals, 4K HDR and HD TV bargains for Russia 2018

The best World Cup TV deals, 4K HDR and HD TV bargains for Russia 2018

By Rik Henderson

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will kick off in Russia on 14 June and run for just over a month, with the final taking place in Moscow on Sunday 15 July.And, with 32 teams competing, that means there will be 64 live matches shown on TV in that period - all in... Read more

Xbox Two specs, release date, news and rumours: What we want to see in Xbox One 2

Xbox Two specs, release date, news and rumours: What we want to see in Xbox One 2

By Rik Henderson

We might have only recently seen the launch of Xbox One X and it is far from fulfilling its potential yet, but there are already rumours of its replacement flying around.Xbox Two, as some are calling it, is likely a long way off. Here though is a stack... Read more

What is Xbox Game Pass? How it works, price and all the games you can play

What is Xbox Game Pass? How it works, price and all the games you can play

By Rik Henderson

As well as Xbox Live Gold, which is mandatory for online gaming, Microsoft offers a separate monthly subscription service for gamers: Xbox Game Pass.It gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for one monthly fee. And, unlike PlayStation... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 codenamed Beyond and more evidence points to in-display fingerprint sensor

Samsung Galaxy S10 codenamed Beyond and more evidence points to in-display fingerprint sensor

By Rik Henderson

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is codenamed Beyond, according to a fresh report.Korean website The Bell claims that Samsung's 2019 handset, which will be released as part of the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy range, will go by the name throughout its development... Read more

Hyperkin Duke controller is the Xbox One accessory everyone should own

Hyperkin Duke controller is the Xbox One accessory everyone should own

By Rik Henderson

We were thrilled when Microsoft announced that it was bringing original Xbox games to its Xbox One backward compatibility list. And we've thoroughly enjoyed playing old school titles, such as Crimson Skies and Ninja Gaiden Black ever since.However, it... Read more

Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, screens, trailers and pre-order details

Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, screens, trailers and pre-order details

By Rik Henderson

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most widely anticipated games of 2018.Coming more than eight years after the much-loved previous outing, it's certainly about time Rockstar released a sequel.Here then is everything you need to know about Red Dead Redemption... Read more

TomTom back with two new sat navs, affordable Go Basic and Go Camper for caravan and camping enthusiasts

TomTom back with two new sat navs, affordable Go Basic and Go Camper for caravan and camping enthusiasts

By Rik Henderson

TomTom has announced two new sat navs for those without devices built into their cars already, or those who don't want to make do with their phones.The TomTom Go Basic is an entry-level sat nav in name and price but comes packed with features.It has built-in... Read more

LG ThinQ: Everything you need to know about LG's smart platform

LG ThinQ: Everything you need to know about LG's smart platform

By Rik Henderson

Last year, LG announced DeepThinQ, its own artificial intelligence technology to be employed in smart, connected home appliances.A year later, during CES 2018, it launched an all-new range of products under the name LG ThinQ. This trend is set to continue... Read more

You can watch the Royal Wedding in 4K on Sky Q

You can watch the Royal Wedding in 4K on Sky Q

By Rik Henderson

Sky has announced that it will be showing the upcoming Royal Wedding in Ultra HD for those with a Sky Q 2TB box.The Sky News presentation of the wedding between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle will be broadcast live in 4K, from 9am on Saturday... Read more