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Apple AirPods Pro sold out everywhere? Not quite, you can still get them here before Christmas
Apple AirPods Pro sold out everywhere? Not quite, you can still get them here before Christmas By Rik Henderson

If you need to buy a pair of AirPods Pro as a Christmas present, there are still a few places you can find them. Read more

Best TV and movies you must not miss this week: The Grinch, The Expanse and more
Best TV and movies you must not miss this week: The Grinch, The Expanse and more By Rik Henderson

What's hot to view this week? We look at the best shows and films you should stream, record or catch-up on. Read more

Snapdragon Summit, Vodafone 5G and MacBook Pro 16-inch reviewed - Pocket-lint Podcast 31
Snapdragon Summit, Vodafone 5G and MacBook Pro 16-inch reviewed - Pocket-lint Podcast 31 By Rik Henderson

This week, we review the latest MacBook Pro, chat with Vodafone about its continuing 5G plans and report live from the Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii. Read more

What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and what do you get for your money?
What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and what do you get for your money? By Rik Henderson

Nintendo's online subscription service gives access to online play, free games and much more. Find out all the details and price here. Read more

What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy?
What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy? By Rik Henderson

The Philips Hue smart lighting system has grown dramatically in the last few years, in both popularity and the number of available products. Read more

Star Fox 2 and 5 more free games coming to Nintendo Switch
Star Fox 2 and 5 more free games coming to Nintendo Switch By Rik Henderson

Nintendo is releasing Star Fox 2 on one of its actual, full-fledged consoles for the first time on 12 December, and for free. Read more

Sony PS4 Pro review: 4K HDR gaming for PlayStation fans
4.5 stars Sony PS4 Pro review: 4K HDR gaming for PlayStation fans By Rik Henderson

A fantastic 4K HDR games console with heaps of exclusive titles to play. You'll need a 4K TV, of course, to maximise its potential. Read more

Did Amazon's Premier League kick-off hit the back of the net or just row Z?
Did Amazon's Premier League kick-off hit the back of the net or just row Z? By Rik Henderson

When Amazon won one of the packages of live Premier League football rights during 2018's auction, skepticism followed. So how was it in reality? Read more

The 35 best Nintendo Switch games every gamer should own
The 35 best Nintendo Switch games every gamer should own By Rik Henderson

Our guide to the best Nintendo Switch games. From exclusives to indies, from single- to multi-player titles, here are some of the best Switch titles. Read more

Stadia gets Google Assistant support, but restricted for now
Stadia gets Google Assistant support, but restricted for now By Rik Henderson

Google has rolled out one of the promised features for Stadia: Google Assistant support. However, it is not yet fully featured yet. Read more

Nintendo Switch review: Redefining the games console
4.0 stars Nintendo Switch review: Redefining the games console By Rik Henderson

The Switch is a revolutionary console, bridging the gap between TV and portable play. Its exclusive Mario and Zelda titles make it extra special too. Read more

BBC iPlayer adds massive selection of box sets to iPlayer, just in time for Christmas
BBC iPlayer adds massive selection of box sets to iPlayer, just in time for Christmas By Rik Henderson

The BBC has greatly expanded the amount of complete box sets available on BBC iPlayer. Read more

Apple announces its best iOS apps and games of 2019
Apple announces its best iOS apps and games of 2019 By Rik Henderson

Apple has published its annual list of its favourite iOS apps and games. Read more

25 years of PlayStation: The consoles and accessories that changed gaming forever
25 years of PlayStation: The consoles and accessories that changed gaming forever By Rik Henderson

Join us as we take a pictoral stroll through the last 25 years of PlayStation consoles and some of the accessories that we remember so fondly. Read more

The best game characters that defined 25 years of PlayStation
The best game characters that defined 25 years of PlayStation By Rik Henderson

With PlayStation having been a part of our lives for a quarter of a century, we have all grown an affinity with numerous characters. Here we list the best. Read more

Xbox One free Games with Gold for December 2019: Jurassic World Evolution and more
Xbox One free Games with Gold for December 2019: Jurassic World Evolution and more By Rik Henderson

Each month, Xbox One Live Gold subscribers can download a selection of free games. Here are the free games for the coming month. Read more

Can VR help cows produce more milk? Russia hopes so
Can VR help cows produce more milk? Russia hopes so By Rik Henderson

Russian farmers are experimenting with virtual reality in the hope that it can help cows produce more milk. Read more

E.T. and Elliot reunite for Sky Christmas advert, watch it right here
E.T. and Elliot reunite for Sky Christmas advert, watch it right here By Rik Henderson

E.T. has returned home for Christmas. He has been reunited with original actor Henry Thomas for the first time in 37 years in an advert for Sky. Read more

Steve Jobs signed Apple floppy disk can be yours for more than $8,000
Steve Jobs signed Apple floppy disk can be yours for more than $8,000 By Rik Henderson

An Apple floppy disk signed by Steve Jobs from the late 80s has popped up on an auction site. And, it can be yours for a mere $8,800 (£6,805). Read more

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?
Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose? By Rik Henderson

There are several major games consoles available today, so we look at each of their features and benefits to help you choose which is best for you. Read more

PS Plus free PS4 games list for December 2019: Titanfall 2 and more
PS Plus free PS4 games list for December 2019: Titanfall 2 and more By Rik Henderson

Each month, PS4 and PS4 Pro owners who subscribe to Sony's PS Plus service get to download a great selection of free games. Here are the latest. Read more

Stadia Pro members can now send out Buddy Passes and two more free games announced
Stadia Pro members can now send out Buddy Passes and two more free games announced By Rik Henderson

Not only can users now send a friend a Buddy Pass for three-months of Pro membership, two free games are being added for Pro subscribers in December. Read more

Sony WF-1000XM3 firmware update adds Alexa support, volume controls and more
Sony WF-1000XM3 firmware update adds Alexa support, volume controls and more By Rik Henderson

Sony has released a firmware update for its true wireless in-ear headphones that adds a raft of new features. Read more

Stadia games not running native 4K 60fps due to developer choice
Stadia games not running native 4K 60fps due to developer choice By Rik Henderson

There are claims that games are running at 1080p 30fps - 1440p at best - and are upscaled to 4K with frame doubling in place to provide 60fps. Read more

Best Christmas movies ever to watch on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV
Best Christmas movies ever to watch on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV By Rik Henderson

Christmas is one of the best times of the year to watch some great films and TV shows. Here our some of our favourites to watch on the streaming services. Read more

Google Stadia review: The cloud gaming platform we deserve
4.0 stars Google Stadia review: The cloud gaming platform we deserve By Rik Henderson

We've seen a few false starts when it comes to cloud gaming, but Stadia is the first to make us sit up and take notice. Find out why in our review. Read more

Does Lyft operate in London? New Uber ban has passengers panicked
Does Lyft operate in London? New Uber ban has passengers panicked By Rik Henderson

With Transport for London's refusal to reissue a private hire licence for Uber in London, panicked customers are seeking alternatives already. Read more

Uber banned in London again, refused operating licence by TfL for second time
Uber banned in London again, refused operating licence by TfL for second time By Rik Henderson

Having settled its differences in 2017, Uber has once again been refused a licence to operated in London. Read more

Three UK 5G: The phones, speeds, prices, rollout dates and everything you need to know
Three UK 5G: The phones, speeds, prices, rollout dates and everything you need to know By Rik Henderson

Three launched its 5G network in the UK in August 2019, with its superspeed wireless home broadband service now available. Here are all the details. Read more

Three delays its 5G rollout, no revised dates announced as yet
Three delays its 5G rollout, no revised dates announced as yet By Rik Henderson

Three has delayed its planned 5G mobile network rollout. Read more

BT Sport Ultimate 4K HDR coverage arrives on Xbox One, Samsung TVs and Chromecast Ultra
BT Sport Ultimate 4K HDR coverage arrives on Xbox One, Samsung TVs and Chromecast Ultra By Rik Henderson

BT Sport has expanded its BT Sport Ultimate premium service to include 4K HDR coverage for the first time. Read more

NOW TV Boost is the Full HD 5.1 upgrade we've all been waiting for
NOW TV Boost is the Full HD 5.1 upgrade we've all been waiting for By Rik Henderson

Now TV Boost is a new paid add-on that introduces Full HD 1080p streaming and 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. Read more

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: How to get the most from your Fire TV device
Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: How to get the most from your Fire TV device By Rik Henderson

Get more from your Fire TV device with our tips and tricks. Read more

Is Stadia as bad and broken as some say it is?
Is Stadia as bad and broken as some say it is? By Rik Henderson

How can the exact same "product" get such negativity from one quarter and positivity from another? We explain all. Read more

How to migrate your UV Flixster movie collection to Google Play, more titles added
How to migrate your UV Flixster movie collection to Google Play, more titles added By Rik Henderson

Flixster is closing its doors on 18 December 2019, so you have until then to move your library of films across, but it is simple to do so. And free. Read more

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2020 and beyond
Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2020 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

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2020 and beyond
Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2020 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

Grab an LG OLED TV bargain and get free Sky Q thrown in
Grab an LG OLED TV bargain and get free Sky Q thrown in By Rik Henderson

LG and Sky have joined forces to bring you a fantastic deal on the build up to Black Friday. Read more

Sony confirms PS5 SSD cartridges, while DualShock 5 is shown in patent
Sony confirms PS5 SSD cartridges, while DualShock 5 is shown in patent By Rik Henderson

A couple of patents have emerged that confirm the Sony cartridges will be used for storage and show the forthcoming new PS5 controller. Read more

Google Stadia pricing, availability, launch games and how it works
Google Stadia pricing, availability, launch games and how it works By Rik Henderson

Google Stadia is now available across many countries. Here's everything you need to know about it. Read more

Google Stadia launch games list longer than expected
Google Stadia launch games list longer than expected By Rik Henderson

Stadia has hastened the release date of another 10 games to make for a better launch line-up. That makes 22 games available in total. Read more

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2020 and beyond
Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2020 and beyond By Rik Henderson

New Xbox One games coming this year and beyond, all the best Xbox One games trailers and info. Top exclusives and upcoming games releases to look for. Read more

EE Pocket-lint Awards 2019 winners: Find out the best gadgets, cars and games of the year.
EE Pocket-lint Awards 2019 winners: Find out the best gadgets, cars and games of the year. By Rik Henderson

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are upon us again and we're proud to announce the best gadgets and games of the last 12 months. Read more

Project xCloud Preview adds more than 50 new games for free
Project xCloud Preview adds more than 50 new games for free By Rik Henderson

With Stadia launching next week, on Tuesday 19 November, Xbox has aimed a directed show across the bows of the good ship Google. Read more

John Lewis Christmas ads over the years, including 2019's Excitable Edgar
John Lewis Christmas ads over the years, including 2019's Excitable Edgar By Rik Henderson

John Lewis has established itself as the UK king of the Christmas commercial and here are the best from over the years, including the latest. Read more

Google Stadia app now arrives for iPhone
Google Stadia app now arrives for iPhone By Rik Henderson

Google Stadia will officially launch on 19 November, but you can get ready ahead of time. Read more

Apple TV+ now available on more Amazon Fire TV devices
Apple TV+ now available on more Amazon Fire TV devices By Rik Henderson

Apple has released its Apple TV app for Fire TV devices. Read more

Minecraft Earth update: US release, iOS and Android early access and more about the AR game
Minecraft Earth update: US release, iOS and Android early access and more 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

Which is the best media streamer for you? Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Chromecast vs Roku
Which is the best media streamer for you? Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Chromecast vs Roku By Rik Henderson

Read our guide to the best media streaming boxes available to buy. Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Chromecast vs Roku - we compare all the top devices for you. Read more

New Sonic The Hedgehog movie trailer is much, much better - watch it here
New Sonic The Hedgehog movie trailer is much, much better - watch it here By Rik Henderson

After a series of leaked images hitting the 'net last week, the new Sonic The Hedgehog movie trailer is finally here. Read more

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