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Xbox One Gamescom 2018 plans include new Xbox console bundles and Elite Controller 2?
Xbox One Gamescom 2018 plans include new Xbox console bundles and Elite Controller 2? By Rik Henderson

After revealing during E3 2018 that new games consoles are in development, you might be wondering what Xbox has up its sleeve for Gamescom next month.Sadly, we doubt there will be any update on the new machines' the Xbox Two isn't even tipped to appear... Read more

Cash in your unused data for money to spend on new phone deals with Sky Mobile
Cash in your unused data for money to spend on new phone deals with Sky Mobile By Rik Henderson

Sky Mobile was the first network to allow you to bank unused data each month and use it at a later date, now you can spend your surplus data another way.The Sky Mobile Piggybank Rewards scheme gives you the option to swap your unused data for cash discounts... Read more

Now TV adds third-party Hayu Pass to platform, could it be start of something bigger?
Now TV adds third-party Hayu Pass to platform, could it be start of something bigger? By Rik Henderson

Now TV will soon add a new subscription pass to work alongside its Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and Kids Passes. However, unlike those, this is not centred mainly on Sky content.The Hayu Pass, which is coming in early August in time for that... Read more

Iron Man jet suit on sale in UK but you'll need Tony Stark's money to buy one
Iron Man jet suit on sale in UK but you'll need Tony Stark's money to buy one By Rik Henderson

An Iron Man-style jet suit made its debut in London yesterday as it went on sale at famous department store Selfridges.We first featured the suit, made by inventor Richard Browning, earlier this year. He built the Gravity flight suit in 2017, but this... Read more

Pocket-lint summer party attracts the great and good in 'Honor' of GPU Turbo
Pocket-lint summer party attracts the great and good in 'Honor' of GPU Turbo By Rik Henderson

Pocket-lint held its first major summer party in London on Tuesday 17 July and, unlike the glorious weather, it went down a storm.Sponsored by the fabulous Honor, the event attracted some of the biggest tech and lifestyle influencers out there, plus the... Read more

Stunning signed Ron Timehin photos up for grabs in top tweet comp
Stunning signed Ron Timehin photos up for grabs in top tweet comp By Rik Henderson

Pocket-lint has joined forces with Honor and top cityscape photographer Ron Timehin (@rontimehin) to give you the chance of winning an exclusive signed print of one of his amazing shots.What's even more incredible is that each of the photos was taken... Read more

New EE mobile Wi-Fi devices and plans offer faster, lighter broadband on the move
New EE mobile Wi-Fi devices and plans offer faster, lighter broadband on the move By Rik Henderson

EE has refined its mobile Wi-Fi devices and introduced new data plans to give you the best speeds when out and about.The two new devices - a 4GEE WiFi and 4GEE WiFi Mini - replace existing models and are smaller and lighter than the previous versions.... Read more

Vodafone wants to keep your entire family safe with V-Home smart devices range
Vodafone wants to keep your entire family safe with V-Home smart devices range By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has launched a trio of devices for families that are designed to introduce smart living for several generations in a household.Parents will get peace of mind with a new V-Home Hub, which will be available from August.It utilises Samsung Smart... Read more

Nintendo Switch deals: Switch bundles, game bundles and bargains galore
Nintendo Switch deals: Switch bundles, game bundles and bargains galore By Rik Henderson

You can snag yourself a great Nintendo Switch deal this Prime Day, with an ace console bundle available at a discount.Amazon is listing a Neon Nintendo Switch with the excellent Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, extra Joy-Cons and a steering wheel accessory for just... Read more

Nuraphone Prime Day deal gives you 25% off unique headphones as ANC support arrives
Nuraphone Prime Day deal gives you 25% off unique headphones as ANC support arrives By Rik Henderson

Nura has pushed a second generation software update to its unique Nuraphone Bluetooth headphones that adds active noise cancellation (ANC).To celebrate, it has also greatly discounted them for Amazon Prime Day, offering a massive 25 per cent off a pair... Read more

Amazon 4K Smart TV on the cards for UK, Freeview HD tuner and Fire TV built in
Amazon 4K Smart TV on the cards for UK, Freeview HD tuner and Fire TV built in By Rik Henderson

Amazon is reportedly looking to expand its own-branded devices to include an Amazon 4K Smart TV.The Telegraph claims that the online retailer, which is currently hosting its Prime Day sales on thousands of products, is working with a "group of Chinese... Read more

Huawei P20 and Mate 10 getting GPU Turbo boost in August, makes games run better
Huawei P20 and Mate 10 getting GPU Turbo boost in August, makes games run better By Rik Henderson

Honor has been talking about its GPU Turbo boost upgrade for a while, but now parent company Huawei has confirmed that its latest phones will also be getting the graphics software update too; in August, if fact.The Huawei P20 and Huawei Mate 10 will be... Read more

Here's why you should get Amazon Prime today
Here's why you should get Amazon Prime today 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 people have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits. Not least early access to bargains during Black Friday... Read more

EE adds data rollover to its PAYG Data and Everything Packs
EE adds data rollover to its PAYG Data and Everything Packs By Rik Henderson

Data rollover is a big deal these days, enabling you to save data you didn't use one month for use at a later date, and EE has now added the option to its 30-day pay as you go Data and Everything Packs.That means you don't have to lose data you've paid... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ3 dual-lens camera might not be what you expect
Sony Xperia XZ3 dual-lens camera might not be what you expect By Rik Henderson

We have previously heard that the Sony Xperia XZ3 - Sony's Mobile's expected next flagship - will come with a dual camera system on the rear, much like the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium out this month in the US.However, you might be disappointed with the... Read more

BlackFly will be the first flying car you'll buy, maybe even next year
BlackFly will be the first flying car you'll buy, maybe even next year By Rik Henderson

Californian company Opener has unveiled what it believes is the first flying car you'll want. The BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) that doesn't require a pilot's licence to drive.Opener claims that you don't even need special skills... Read more

Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock turns a Fire tablet into an Echo Show, available now
Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock turns a Fire tablet into an Echo Show, available now By Rik Henderson

Amazon has released a new mode and dock for Fire tablets that turns them into Echo Show-style Alexa devices.Show Mode is an immersive, hands-free Alexa experience for the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets. You can then interact with your tablet in the... Read more

The Walking Dead Pokemon Go-style AR game is out now for iOS and Android
The Walking Dead Pokemon Go-style AR game is out now for iOS and Android By Rik Henderson

Unveiled at the Games Developers Conference in March this year, augmented reality mobile game The Walking Dead: Our World is now available as a free download for iOS and Android.Based on the AMC TV series (rather than the comic books), the game fills... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro models updated with beefier processors and RAM
Apple MacBook Pro models updated with beefier processors and RAM By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced upgrades for its 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks. They both get new, enhanced spec and are available now.As well as speedier processors, they each get upgraded RAM, storage options, batteries and quieter keyboards.The 2018 13-inch... Read more

Fortnite Season 5 available now, adds karts and motion controls for Nintendo Switch
Fortnite Season 5 available now, adds karts and motion controls for Nintendo Switch By Rik Henderson

Season 5 of Fortnite is available to download right now.Every version of the game gets the update, with the Nintendo Switch edition getting the added bonus of gyro/motion controls to be used with the Joy-Cons.The Fortnite v5.0 patch adds a load of changes... Read more

This is what the "gold" Samsung Galaxy Note 9 looks like and it's actually blue
This is what the "gold" Samsung Galaxy Note 9 looks like and it's actually blue By Rik Henderson

When Samsung first teased the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or, at least, its S Pen, it led many to believe that a gold version of the handset was on the cards.That's because the invite and Twitter posting thereof showed a bright yellow S Pen.Look closer, however,... Read more

Incredible Apple Watch Series 4 renders show larger screen and almost no bezel
Incredible Apple Watch Series 4 renders show larger screen and almost no bezel By Rik Henderson

Apple's next Watch is tipped to come with a considerably larger screen to the current models, and now we know what that might look like.Concept designer Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) often visualises products with excellent renders based on leaked information,... Read more

Xbox One just became the best console on the planet for this simple reason
Xbox One just became the best console on the planet for this simple reason By Rik Henderson

If you have an Xbox One X or Xbox One S and consider yourself a videophile, like us, then you'll have been wanting this announcement for some time; Xbox is about to add Dolby Vision support to both consoles.They already support HDR for streaming and... Read more

Xbox Game Pass: What is it and what games can you play? Now includes Rocket League
Xbox Game Pass: What is it and what games can you play? Now includes Rocket League 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

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus brings high-res audio to the mid-range
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus brings high-res audio to the mid-range By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced a larger screen version of its Xperia XA2 smartphone with a couple of its own tricks up its sleeve.The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus is a 6-inch "super mid-range" handset, with metallic design and Sony's High-Resolution Audio and DSEE HX audio... Read more

Awair 2nd Edition smart air pollution monitor tracks toxins for a healthy lifestyle
Awair 2nd Edition smart air pollution monitor tracks toxins for a healthy lifestyle By Rik Henderson

Awair has announced the second generation model of its air pollution monitor that tracks toxins in the home to help you understand any impact on your health.Designed with allergies and breathing difficulties in mind, but also suitable for families who... Read more

Virgin Media TV customers get 4K BT Sport for free very soon
Virgin Media TV customers get 4K BT Sport for free very soon By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is adding BT Sport in 4K to its Virgin TV offering.Previously only available on BT's own Ultra HD set-top-box, the BT Sport 4K UHD channel will be available at no extra cost to Virgin Media customers on Full House and VIP bundles who use... Read more

HTC Exodus blockchain phone imminent, but what the hell is it?
HTC Exodus blockchain phone imminent, but what the hell is it? By Rik Henderson

HTC has announced that its blockchain smartphone, the HTC Exodus, will be available on early access from the third quarter of this year: so anytime between now and the end of September.However, if you read the press release Pocket-lint received or the... Read more

Your eyes aren't deceiving you, this really is the white Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Your eyes aren't deceiving you, this really is the white Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 By Rik Henderson

We've heard a fair bit about Samsung's forthcoming new premium tablet in recent times. We've even seen leaked press renders of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 before, but the latest to drip onto the 'net are the tech equivalent of the white and gold/blue and... Read more

New evidence points to Gear S4 being called Samsung Galaxy Watch, will come with Bixby too
New evidence points to Gear S4 being called Samsung Galaxy Watch, will come with Bixby too By Rik Henderson

It has been thought for a while that Samsung's next smartwatch will ditch the Gear branding.We've heard previously that it might be called the Samsung Galaxy Watch instead of Gear S4. Now new evidence has emerged to add further weight to that claim.A... Read more

Give up your life all over again, New Star Soccer Manager now available on iOS for free
Give up your life all over again, New Star Soccer Manager now available on iOS for free By Rik Henderson

New Star Soccer is a game that totally consumed our lives - and phone battery power - back in 2012/13 and we weren't the only ones. It has been downloaded 30 million times to date and won numerous awards for developer Simon Read.Now he's back with an... Read more

Apple's cheaper LCD iPhone will have iPhone X style super-thin bezel thanks to advanced LED backlight
Apple's cheaper LCD iPhone will have iPhone X style super-thin bezel thanks to advanced LED backlight By Rik Henderson

Apple is reportedly adopting Japanese manufacturer Nichia's 0.3t LED chips for its 6.1-inch cheaper LCD iPhone, with the result being similar brightness to previous LCD models but with the same sort of super-thin bezel as the iPhone X.DigiTimes' industry... Read more

What is the strange Samsung Galaxy phone that popped up on the Wi-Fi Alliance?
What is the strange Samsung Galaxy phone that popped up on the Wi-Fi Alliance? By Rik Henderson

An unidentified Samsung Galaxy smartphone is on its way, having been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.A certification posting on the Alliance's website lists a device with the model code SM-J737T1 which hasn't popped up anywhere else before to our knowledge.... Read more

UK government to put EV charge points in new lampposts and homes
UK government to put EV charge points in new lampposts and homes By Rik Henderson

As part of its The Road to Zero Strategy, the UK government has outlined plans to see at least half of new cars sold be ultra low emission by 2030. It also commits to greatly increasing charging points for electric vehicles across the width and breadth... Read more

Get 3 months of paid Amazon Prime Video channels for free
Get 3 months of paid Amazon Prime Video channels for free By Rik Henderson

As part of its amazing deals on the build up to Prime Day on 16 July, Amazon is offering some great freebies for Prime Video members.You can get three months of several "channels" as part of Amazon Prime Video's line-up for absolutely free. And if you... Read more

BT TV App Extra introduces offline and Smart TV viewing for catch-up content and more
BT TV App Extra introduces offline and Smart TV viewing for catch-up content and more By Rik Henderson

BT has announced a couple of changes to its BT TV app that add offline viewing, purchases and an additional subscription service to expand your BT TV experience beyond the box in your living room.Firstly, BT TV customers can now buy or rent a show or... Read more

Samsung planning something special for Galaxy S10: Three rear cameras
Samsung planning something special for Galaxy S10: Three rear cameras By Rik Henderson

Samsung is said to be unveiling three premium handsets next year, with one of them coming with something rather unique.The phones, codenamed Beyond0, Beyond1 and Beyond2, are said to be different models of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 and the latter,... Read more

Hands-on pics of Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 and Tab A2 XL show tablet market about to thrive again
Hands-on pics of Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 and Tab A2 XL show tablet market about to thrive again By Rik Henderson

The tablet market may soon get the kick it needs to become exciting again. Samsung is already rumoured to be unveiling a new, premium Galaxy Tab S4 soon and now images have emerged of a couple of other slates from the Korean manufacturer.A couple of hands-on... Read more

Your Sonos One or Beam could lose Alexa support with "limited notice"
Your Sonos One or Beam could lose Alexa support with "limited notice" By Rik Henderson

Sonos has filed to become a public company, seeking to raise up to $100 million in the process. But part of its filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals an alarming fact about its Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers. In particular, their... Read more

Honor Note 10 is definitely coming, but this isn't it
Honor Note 10 is definitely coming, but this isn't it By Rik Henderson

Honor has confirmed that it will be releasing a new Honor Note 10 smartphone at some point, but images "leaked" online have turned out to be fake.The company's president, Zhao Ming, posted a comment on Chinese website Weibo earlier this week, stating... Read more

Apple-certified Belkin power bank first to charge from a Lightning cable
Apple-certified Belkin power bank first to charge from a Lightning cable By Rik Henderson

Belkin claims to be the first company to offer an Apple-certified battery pack that can be charged using a Lightning cable.That means iPhone and iPad users do not need to carry a separate USB-C or Micro USB cable with them if they have little other use... Read more

Jarvish smart motorcycle helmet coming to UK with Alexa support built in
Jarvish smart motorcycle helmet coming to UK with Alexa support built in By Rik Henderson

A smart motorcycle helmet with Bluetooth, front and rear 360-degree cameras and Alexa voice control is coming to the UK later this year.Jarvish also has a heads-up display inside the visor, using augmented reality tech to guide riders to their destinations.... Read more

Amazon plans to expand channel line-up on Amazon Video, should Sky, BT and Virgin Media be worried?
Amazon plans to expand channel line-up on Amazon Video, should Sky, BT and Virgin Media be worried? By Rik Henderson

Amazon could be growing its Amazon Video service to be a valid rival to paid TV platforms, such as Sky, Virgin Media and BT.As well as secure some of the live Premier League football rights from 2019, which will be available to Amazon Prime members, it... Read more

New Apple MacBooks and iPads imminent, EEC filing reveals
New Apple MacBooks and iPads imminent, EEC filing reveals By Rik Henderson

Apple will allegedly launch five new MacBook laptops and five new iPads in the coming months, according to a leaked filing posted by the Eurasian Economic Commission.The EEC approves tech products for sale in Russia, Armenia and other Eurasian countries,... Read more

VR hasn't taken off as we'd hoped but give it time, says Rebellion's Jason Kingsley
VR hasn't taken off as we'd hoped but give it time, says Rebellion's Jason Kingsley By Rik Henderson

Virtual reality is an area of gaming that is growing slowly, but has not taken off as some predicted.Analysts and gaming experts claimed that VR would be a massive success story in 2016, but the release of the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR... Read more

O2 Family Plan puts up to 20 connections on the same bill with massive discounts for all
O2 Family Plan puts up to 20 connections on the same bill with massive discounts for all By Rik Henderson

O2 has launched a new, simple to use Family Plan that offers benefits for an entire family of mobile users.Up to 20 connections can be added to a Family Plan, with up to 50 per cent discounts for each family member. And as all of the connections will... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 colours leaked, but not one of them gold or yellow
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 colours leaked, but not one of them gold or yellow By Rik Henderson

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be officially unveiled on Tuesday 9 August at an Unpacked event in New York but that leaves plenty of time for continued speculation.One of the latest leaks allegedly reveals the official colours the super-large phone will... Read more

Gaming addiction and WHO guidelines explained: What to look for in your kids and tips to help
Gaming addiction and WHO guidelines explained: What to look for in your kids and tips to help By Rik Henderson

Gaming addiction is now recognised as a disorder by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and has therefore garnered plenty of attention recently. But what is gaming addiction, who can it affect and what signs do you need to look for in your own children?And... Read more

Super-charged Honor 10 GT with 8GB and GPU Turbo feature is real
Super-charged Honor 10 GT with 8GB and GPU Turbo feature is real By Rik Henderson

Honor will release a super-charged version of the Honor 10 soon.It's only planned for the Chinese market at present, but these things can change and the tech might eek through to the UK in other forms anyway.The Honor 10 GT is essentially the same handset... Read more

Pricey new Netflix Ultra tier is very bad news for HDR TV owners
Pricey new Netflix Ultra tier is very bad news for HDR TV owners By Rik Henderson

Netflix is trialling an expensive new membership tier that will anger those already paying for Premium access. That's because it removes high dynamic range support from Premium and charges more per month for HDR and Dolby Vision video under a new Ultra... Read more