Rik Henderson

Sky Sports channels explained: What they are and how to get them

Sky Sports channels explained: What they are and how to get them

By Rik Henderson

In the summer, Sky Sports rebranded its TV channel line-up, adding a new stations in the process. Now TV also offers them through its streaming platform too.Sky Sports subscribers through Sky, Now TV, Virgin Media and other providers, have access to them... Read more

BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more

BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more

By Rik Henderson

One of the biggest quibbles many BT TV customers have had for years is that they couldn't subscribe to the main Sky Sports channels. There is a Sky Sports Main Event channel for some live action, including the occasional Premier League match, F1 coverage... Read more

Nintendo Switch tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

Nintendo Switch tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has been a massive success since its launch in spring 2017 and still regularly sells out across multiple retailers.It has also already played host to some amazing games, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario... Read more

Ataribox pre-orders and launch delayed: Price, specs, release date and more

Ataribox pre-orders and launch delayed: Price, specs, release date and more

By Rik Henderson

Pre-orders were meant to start for the all-new Atari console today, 14 December 2017, but Pocket-lint has been informed that it has been delayed.In a statement sent to us by email, the manufacturer claims that it needs more time to create the "platform... Read more

Disney buys Fox's TV and film businesses, including majority stake in Sky

Disney buys Fox's TV and film businesses, including majority stake in Sky

By Rik Henderson

It seems that 21st Century Fox's £11.7 billion takeover of Sky could mean that Disney will own the UK satellite broadcaster lock, stock and barrel.That's because Fox itself has decided to sell almost its entire TV broadcasting assets and film production... Read more

Amazing Christmas Fire tablet deals: Get a Fire 7 for just £35 or Fire HD 8 for £50

Amazing Christmas Fire tablet deals: Get a Fire 7 for just £35 or Fire HD 8 for £50

By Rik Henderson

With Christmas just around the corner, Amazon is offering a little bit of extra help by discounting its own devices, the 4K Fire TV is £55 for example.The deals have extended to the Fire tablets too: they were cheap before, but now they're silly cheap.The... Read more

Amazing Echo bargains! Amazon Echo just £70, Echo Plus £110 and Echo Dot £35 for Christmas

Amazing Echo bargains! Amazon Echo just £70, Echo Plus £110 and Echo Dot £35 for Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Christmas is almost upon us and the sales are kicking off already. That means you can save big on great tech pressies for loved ones: especially if they want an Amazon Echo device.Amazon is now offering its bestselling Amazon Echo Dot for just £34.99 -... Read more

New LG Gram laptops coming to CES 2018, will have “longer battery life”

New LG Gram laptops coming to CES 2018, will have “longer battery life”

By Rik Henderson

As is tradition, LG has started to announce its CES 2018 launch products early - almost a month early in this case. CES is the world's largest consumer electronics trade show and takes place in Las Vegas in January each year. The next one starts on Tuesday... Read more

Best Game Christmas deals include Destiny 2 for £20

Best Game Christmas deals include Destiny 2 for £20

By Rik Henderson

UK retailer Game is discounting a whole stack of games, headsets and accessories on the build-up to Christmas so you can nab a bargain gift for the gamer in your life.From 14 to 27 December, you can grab a copy of the amazing Destiny 2 on PS4 or Xbox... Read more

Rocket League for Nintendo Switch hits the high street in January 2018

Rocket League for Nintendo Switch hits the high street in January 2018

By Rik Henderson

Massively popular game Rocket League finally became available for Nintendo Switch in November, but only as a digital download.It only takes up 4.8GB of the internal storage or microSD card slot, but that can still take an age to download, depending on... Read more

Get up to £121 off Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers in time for Christmas

Get up to £121 off Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers in time for Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Christmas is just around the corner and if you've still yet to finish, or perhaps even start your Christmas shopping, allow us to highlight a couple of particularly good deals.Amazon has knocked almost £100 off an Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker,... Read more

Wow! Amazon Echo Show gets a huge £70 knocked off for Christmas

Wow! Amazon Echo Show gets a huge £70 knocked off for Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Amazon is known for its amazing bargains during major sale periods and Christmas is no exception. If you were interested in adding an Amazon Echo Show to your smart home setup, now is the time: it's available with a massive £70 off the cover price on... Read more

Nintendo sells 10m Switch consoles in nine months, just 3.5m less than Wii U in five years

Nintendo sells 10m Switch consoles in nine months, just 3.5m less than Wii U in five years

By Rik Henderson

It has been revealed that Nintendo sold more Nintendo Switch consoles in its first nine months than Wii U units in its lifetime.Nintendo has sold 10 million Switch units since its launch in March.The company sold 13.56 million Wii Us in total, in its... Read more

Three free roaming now covers 71 destinations: Here's where you can use your phone at no extra cost

Three free roaming now covers 71 destinations: Here's where you can use your phone at no extra cost

By Rik Henderson

UK mobile operator Three has announced that it has extended its Feel at Home free roaming incentive to include 11 new countries, including much of South America. That takes the total number of destinations covered by its service (also known as Go Roam)... Read more

Incredible Sonos Play:1 and Play:3 deals slash £50 off speakers

Incredible Sonos Play:1 and Play:3 deals slash £50 off speakers

By Rik Henderson

Sonos has reduced the price of its Play:1 and Play:3 connected speakers for Christmas.Much like on Black Friday last month, the Sonos Play:1 continues to be £50 cheaper than RRP. That means it'll set you back just £149 - a saving of 25 per cent. The... Read more

New Nokia 6 (2018) leaked in TENAA report

New Nokia 6 (2018) leaked in TENAA report

By Rik Henderson

A new version of the Nokia 6 is on the way, if a report posted on the Chinese communications regulator's website is to be believed.TENAA certification has been given to a handset going under the codename TA-1054, which is thought to be a dual-SIM version... Read more

You can now listen to BBC radio and podcasts through Amazon Echo and Alexa devices

You can now listen to BBC radio and podcasts through Amazon Echo and Alexa devices

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has experimented with Alexa skills before, including hosting a radio play you can interact with through an Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device. However, its latest skill is more fully fledged and enables you to listen to live radio shows... Read more

Nvidia Shield TV down to just £143 in UK, $149 in US for Christmas

Nvidia Shield TV down to just £143 in UK, $149 in US for Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Even considering the latest Apple TV 4K box, the Nvidia Shield TV is one of the most powerful streaming boxes around. And now it's dramatically cheaper for the build-up to Christmas.The Android-powered Shield TV box is capable of streaming 4K HDR content,... Read more

Blue Planet II now available in 4K HDR on BBC iPlayer for free, here's how to watch it

Blue Planet II now available in 4K HDR on BBC iPlayer for free, here's how to watch it

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has released its first full series in 4K Ultra HD and with HLG (HDR) wider colours and contrast too.The entire seven-episode series of Blue Planet II is now available on BBC iPlayer to stream in 4K HDR on compatible televisions.It's not the first... 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

You're the proud owner of a PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro, or getting one soon. Either way, you'll find our list of tantalising gaming treats enough to have you excited for the months ahead.There are plenty of amazing PS4 games on the horizon, coming throughout... Read more

Is the Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller the best you've ever seen?

Is the Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller the best you've ever seen?

By Rik Henderson

We've seen some great Xbox One controllers in latter times, including the Minecraft piggy and the customisable wonders of the Xbox Design Lab, but we have to say that the special limited edition Sea of Thieves Xbox Wireless Controller is our favourite... Read more

When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it?

When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it?

By Rik Henderson

The Grand Tour, an Amazon exclusive show, is back for its second season. The car show, starring ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May has relaunched today, 8 December, with a new episode released every Friday for the next... Read more

Apple TV gets Amazon Prime Video app at last, Mr Robot here we come

Apple TV gets Amazon Prime Video app at last, Mr Robot here we come

By Rik Henderson

The latest 4K HDR-enabled Apple TV is one of the best media streaming boxes around, but it’s been lacking something important since the day it launched: Amazon Prime Video. The Apple TV series has pretty-much always featured Netflix, on its many iterations,... Read more

Ikea and Sonos join forces for all-new smart home music products

Ikea and Sonos join forces for all-new smart home music products

By Rik Henderson

Furniture designer and retailer Ikea has announced a partnership with Sonos to create new products in the future.Ikea recently moved into the smart home sector with intelligent lighting and other connected home gadgets, but this latest collaboration could... Read more

New Huawei P-series smartphone could be the best camera phone yet

New Huawei P-series smartphone could be the best camera phone yet

By Rik Henderson

Huawei has been focusing a lot on the photo-taking abilities of its handsets in latter times, but its next P-series smartphone is sure to be the best yet - if a range of leaked ad creatives are anything to go by.Details on an alleged "Huawei PCE Series"... Read more

Honor View 10 is a 6-inch flagship with facial recognition and other Apple-esque talents

Honor View 10 is a 6-inch flagship with facial recognition and other Apple-esque talents

By Rik Henderson

As well as the much-anticipated Honor 7X, the Chinese manufacturer also announced a 5.99-inch device that it terms its first “AI smartphone”.It’s similar to parent company Huawei’s Mate 10 – certainly aiming for the same sector – and is powered... Read more

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has finally unleashed the Xbox One X and it is dubbed the "most powerful" games machine yet.You can read our full, in-depth review here: Xbox One X review: Stacked with power and potential. But, how does it rate alongside the cheaper, existing... Read more

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

By Rik Henderson

Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... 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

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

By Rik Henderson

We all rely heavily on technology these days and why not? Most gadgets are enablers that aid us in our daily lives. Where would we be without our smartphones, tablets, TVs, the internet or an electronic back scratcher?However, overuse of tech can be... Read more

Xbox One X enhanced games list: Here are all the games that play better on Xbox One X

Xbox One X enhanced games list: Here are all the games that play better on Xbox One X

By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One X is now available and, thanks to its superior chipset and raw power, more than 100 games have been or are being updated to make the most of its 4K HDR video abilities, higher frame rates or both.A fair few of these "enhanced" titles are... Read more

99 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

99 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 a prime example of a tool that can make photos and images look spectacular, yet also create the most... Read more

Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK deals: Console and game deals

Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK deals: Console and game deals

By Rik Henderson

When the Nintendo Switch launched earlier this year, it sold out everywhere and has since been so popular that few deals or offers have been available for the console or its games.That's been very much the story with sales periods too - Switch has... Read more

Best Xbox One Black Friday UK deals: Great bundles for Xbox One X

Best Xbox One Black Friday UK deals: Great bundles for Xbox One X

By Rik Henderson

It's an exciting time for Microsoft and, specifically, the Xbox team. Not only is Christmas hurtling towards us, and therefore an ideal opportunity to entice more gamers with cheap Xbox One S deals, the Xbox One X only recently launched - the machine... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK PlayStation 4 deals: Amazing PS4 Pro deals

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK PlayStation 4 deals: Amazing PS4 Pro deals

By Rik Henderson

With Christmas coming, you might be thinking of finally giving in to temptation and buying yourself or loved one a PlayStation 4. And although the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are almost over, there are still some deals to be had.There are a... Read more

Wow! You can get a 1TB PS4 Pro for just £260 right now

Wow! You can get a 1TB PS4 Pro for just £260 right now

By Rik Henderson

Although the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is dying down there are still some amazing deals to be had, and if you didn't snag yourself a console bargain in the last week you now have a chance to grab one of the best.Amazon.co.uk currently lists... Read more

Amazing HP Mixed Reality headset Cyber Monday deal gives you £100 off a prime VR bundle

Amazing HP Mixed Reality headset Cyber Monday deal gives you £100 off a prime VR bundle

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is betting the bank on its Windows Mixed Reality technology and you don't have to break yours to jump on board. That's because, for Cyber Monday, Amazon has an amazing deal on the HP VR1000 headset and motion trackers.You can get the HP VR1000... Read more

Black Friday US 2017: Get an amazing Ring Stick up Cam and Solar Panel set for more than $150 off

Black Friday US 2017: Get an amazing Ring Stick up Cam and Solar Panel set for more than $150 off

By Rik Henderson

We've covered the Ring doorbell deals in the UK but there are also plenty of amazing Black Friday bargains to be had on Ring products in the US too.For example, for today, 24 November, only, Amazon.com has slashed $157 off the price of a RinG Stick up... Read more

Best Black Friday US games deals: Wolfenstein II for $24.99, WWE 2K18 and more

Best Black Friday US games deals: Wolfenstein II for $24.99, WWE 2K18 and more

By Rik Henderson

You can get Black Friday bargains across the board today and through the weekend, especially if you're a US gamer.As well as discounts on consoles, you can find some amazing deals on the games themselves. Amazon.com, for example, has plenty of great games... Read more

Sony headphones at rock bottom prices in US for Black Friday, MDR-1000X just $228 and more

Sony headphones at rock bottom prices in US for Black Friday, MDR-1000X just $228 and more

By Rik Henderson

Headphones are always popular each Black Friday, with some incredible deals on the best cans around. And this Black Friday plays host to some amazing discounts on Sony 'phones, including the Pocket-lint Award-winning Sony MDR1000X active noise cancelling... Read more

Get up to £20 off 3Doodler for Black Friday weekend

Get up to £20 off 3Doodler for Black Friday weekend

By Rik Henderson

Creative types can save up to £20 off the 3Doodler, the 3D printing pen, this weekend from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday.Amazon.co.uk are offering 20 per cent off all Create and Start pen sets over the BF/CM weekend for those keen to make some... Read more

SNES Classic Mini back in stock and only £79.99 for Black Friday

SNES Classic Mini back in stock and only £79.99 for Black Friday

By Rik Henderson

After the SNES Classic Mini console pre-order round, it has been a devil to get hold of the machine unless you happened to get your order in early doors. And by early, we mean within the first 30 seconds or so of pre-orders opening.The good news is that... Read more

Bargain Black Friday hard drives to expand your Xbox One or PS4 up to 4TB

Bargain Black Friday hard drives to expand your Xbox One or PS4 up to 4TB

By Rik Henderson

Did you know that a USB 3.0 hard drive can be used to expand the storage on Xbox One and PS4 consoles? You just plug one into a spare USB port on an Xbox One S, Xbox One X, PS4 or PS4 Pro and away you go - more than doubling the storage in most cases.... Read more

Amazing Samsung QLED and 4K HDR TV Black Friday deals, get up to £600 off

Amazing Samsung QLED and 4K HDR TV Black Friday deals, get up to £600 off

By Rik Henderson

There are thousands of bargains during the Black Friday sales period, but few products offer as spectacular savings as TVs. So if you're in the market for a new 4K HDR telly, you won't get a better time to buy.Samsung is one of the leaders in the field... Read more

Best Apple Black Friday deals: Get money off Mac, iPad, Watch with KRCS, gift cards from Apple

Best Apple Black Friday deals: Get money off Mac, iPad, Watch with KRCS, gift cards from Apple

By Rik Henderson

Apple's Black Friday event doesn't offer money off products, but in the US and UK it is giving away gift cards with weighty values on purchases.You can get a gift card worth up to £120/$150 when you purchase certain Apple items today, 24 November, redeemable... 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 number of available products.And from April, a new Philips Hue Candle bulb will join the fray, fleshing out the product range of connected LED... Read more

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

By Rik Henderson

Amazon Prime launched in 2007 in the UK and two-years earlier in the US. It's now available in multiple countries around the world and millions of members have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits. Not least early access to bargains during the current... Read more

Grab yourself a PS4 Pro, FIFA 18 and COD: WW2 for under £300, 12-month PS Plus for just £37.49

Grab yourself a PS4 Pro, FIFA 18 and COD: WW2 for under £300, 12-month PS Plus for just £37.49

By Rik Henderson

It's not even Black Friday yet and there are plenty of amazing games deals around already. Many retailers are offering Xbox One S consoles for under £200, but not one to be outdone, PlayStation has announced some incredible discounts on its flagship... Read more

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker delayed until "early 2018"

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker delayed until "early 2018"

By Rik Henderson

Apple announced its own music system to rival Google Home, Amazon Echo and Sonos back in June, in the form of the HomePod speaker. And at the time claimed that it would be released in the US and UK this December.It has, however, now announced a delay... Read more

Xbox One S now under £200 with two free games, including Star Wars Battlefront 2

Xbox One S now under £200 with two free games, including Star Wars Battlefront 2

By Rik Henderson

We'll be covering all the major Black Friday deals here on Pocket-lint up to and beyond 24 November, but one particularly deal has particularly stood out - especially if you're looking to get yourself a games console this Christmas.Amazon.co.uk, and several... Read more