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Sony PSVR 2 coming with HDR passthrough and built-in headphones

Sony PSVR 2 coming with HDR passthrough and built-in headphones

By Rik Henderson

Sony will soon release an updated version of PlayStation VR (PSVR), its PS4-driven virtual reality headset.The first headset has been a success, with a flood of games also available since launch last year, but there are a couple of niggles with the original... Read more

Gett taxi app takes cheeky swipe at Uber London ban, gives you £15 off with this code

Gett taxi app takes cheeky swipe at Uber London ban, gives you £15 off with this code

By Rik Henderson

After Uber was deemed not "fit and proper" to hold a London private hire licence, rendering it unable to operate in the capital if an appeal is unsuccessful, black cab ordering app company Gett aims to capitalise with a clever and cheeky campaign.As well... Read more

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Price, games, stock updates and more

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Price, games, stock updates and more

By Rik Henderson

After the incredible success of its miniature, remade NES console, Nintendo has released a follow-up; this time based on the much-loved Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES for short.A Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES is now available, having shipped... Read more

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player
4.5 stars

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player

By Rik Henderson

Destiny was, and still is, a great game. It was overly ambitious to begin with, and a little pompous and overblown in its sci-fi tropes, but with each expansion pack it evolved into the epic first-person shooter we’d originally hoped for.We had one... Read more

GoPro Hero6 Black is 4K60 capable and has "most advanced" video stabilisation yet

GoPro Hero6 Black is 4K60 capable and has "most advanced" video stabilisation yet

By Rik Henderson

GoPro has announced its latest flagship action camera, and while it weighs in at £499 and is therefore £100 more expensive than last year's model, it's because it can safely be called the company's most technically advanced yet.The GoPro Hero6 Black is... Read more

Red Dead Redemption 2 second trailer arrives and it's incredible, watch it here

Red Dead Redemption 2 second trailer arrives and it's incredible, watch it here

By Rik Henderson

Rockstar has posted the second trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 and it looks absolutely stunning.There is plenty of character footage this time around, as well as shots of the vast landscape you'll be playing in.We cannot wait..Sadly though we'll have... Read more

All-new Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick: Which Amazon Fire streaming device is for me?

All-new Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick: Which Amazon Fire streaming device is for me?

By Rik Henderson

Amazon's Fire TV devices are the company's fastest selling products of all time, beating both the Kindle and Fire tablets. The range allows you to access and stream a variety of content, including Amazon's own The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard... Read more

LG V30 pre-order UK: Carphone Warehouse deals now open

LG V30 pre-order UK: Carphone Warehouse deals now open

By Rik Henderson

Carphone Warehouse is carrying the LG V30 exclusively in the UK, and pre-order deals are now open for LG's latest super phone.You'll be able to get it in two colours, Cloud Silver and Moroccan Blue, but sadly there's no sign of the black version... Read more

New Amazon Fire TV announced, with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and more

New Amazon Fire TV announced, with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and more

By Rik Henderson

After Apple announced its own, all-singing, all-dancing 4K HDR set-top-box, we have been on baited breath to find out how Amazon would respond.Well, now it has. And not with a replacement to its set-top-box, but a dongle more like the Google Chromecast.Designed... Read more

Amazon Echo Connect turns your landline into an Alexa-enabled space-age phone

Amazon Echo Connect turns your landline into an Alexa-enabled space-age phone

By Rik Henderson

During an exclusive briefing in Seattle, Amazon has announced the Echo Connect, a box that you plug your landline phone connection into to turn it into a voice-controlled system.The box, which will be launched in the US first and come to the UK and Germany... Read more

Twitter trials 280 character limit, but you can do it yourself with this great hack

Twitter trials 280 character limit, but you can do it yourself with this great hack

By Rik Henderson

Twitter is considering raising the character limit of tweets to 280, double the amount you are currently restricted to. This, it claims, will enable its users to better express themselves.Not all countries will be affected, as those who tweet in Japanese,... Read more

iPhone X battery larger than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone X battery larger than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

By Rik Henderson

Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones are now available, with the flagship iPhone X to follow on 3 November. And there are plenty out there willing to wait in order to find out if the extra cost is really worth it.Well, we can reveal, thanks... Read more

Scrapped Xbox smartwatch pictures leak online

Scrapped Xbox smartwatch pictures leak online

By Rik Henderson

Back in 2013, Microsoft was developing its own smartwatch and planned to release it under the Xbox brand. However, it ditched the idea and has mostly pulled out of the wearables market since.Now images have emerged online of one of the scrapped Xbox... Read more

Amazon 4K movie prices plummet to combat Apple TV 4K

Amazon 4K movie prices plummet to combat Apple TV 4K

By Rik Henderson

One of the best received Apple announcements during its launch of Apple TV 4K was that Ultra HD movie prices would be in line with the HD equivalents. And since the release of the new set-top-box, we've some incredible bargains available for the device.In... Read more

Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price

Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo is about to address two of the biggest complaints levelled at Super Mario Run, that it has too few levels and costs too much to unlock the full game.It is releasing a huge update to the game, which will be available from Friday 29 September.... Read more

Does Lyft operate in London? Uber ban has passengers panicked

Does Lyft operate in London? 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.Uber will continue to operate until at least Friday 13 October, when the its appeal to the licence withdrawal... Read more

Apple TV 4K: The full list of 4K HDR and Dolby Vision movies on iTunes

Apple TV 4K: The full list of 4K HDR and Dolby Vision movies on iTunes

By Rik Henderson

Apple has started to add 4K HDR movies on iTunes, with Dolby Vision where possible. Apple TV 4K will go on sale tomorrow, 22 September, but you can still order your 4K content in advance.If you open iTunes on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, PC or even... Read more

Don't think you can buy a US cellular Apple Watch 3 on the cheap, it won't work in UK

Don't think you can buy a US cellular Apple Watch 3 on the cheap, it won't work in UK

By Rik Henderson

As soon as Apple releases anything, many in the UK quickly scour the US Apple store site to compare prices. And often, thanks to exchange rates and duties, the kit over there turns out to be less expensive, even after state tax.If you are heading to America... Read more

iOS 11 battery problems causing iPhone issues, there is a fix but...

iOS 11 battery problems causing iPhone issues, there is a fix but...

By Rik Henderson

If, like us, you downloaded iOS 11 as soon as it became available on Tuesday 19 September will most likely have noticed that same as we did a day later; battery life now sucks.As with most new Apple operating system releases, battery life seems to drain... Read more

Ikea Place uses Apple ARKit to show you new furniture in your own home

Ikea Place uses Apple ARKit to show you new furniture in your own home

By Rik Henderson

Ikea has released its promised augmented reality app, as announced during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June.Ikea Place is available in the US now and coming to the UK soon. It is a free iOS app that uses Apple ARKit to show you what Ikea... Read more

Can I get iOS 11 on my iPhone or iPad?

Can I get iOS 11 on my iPhone or iPad?

By Rik Henderson

Apple will be launching the full version of iOS 11 from 6pm BST today, 19 September, but will your phone or tablet be able to run it?Well, if you have an iPhone from the iPhone 5s and above you should be okay. In addition, you should be covered if you... Read more

Tile Sport preview: Waterproof protection for never losing your keys again

Tile Sport preview: Waterproof protection for never losing your keys again

By Rik Henderson

Tile Bluetooth tracking devices have been around a while now but few have caught the attention as much as the Tile Sport.Not only does it offer the same tracking abilities as the rest of the Tile family, it has extended range and waterproofing. It is... Read more

Huge Huawei Mate 10 leak shows press pic of 6.1-inch behemoth

Huge Huawei Mate 10 leak shows press pic of 6.1-inch behemoth

By Rik Henderson

With a 16 October launch planned, we've heard plenty about the Huawei Mate 10 recently and are bound to hear much more on the build up.You're unlikely to see a better leaked picture, however, than the press image posted on twitter by @evleaks - himself... Read more

Pokemon Go developer to use audio in follow-up AR game

Pokemon Go developer to use audio in follow-up AR game

By Rik Henderson

Pokemon Go developer Niantic is working on a follow-up augmented reality mobile game and is planning to incorporate audio cues. That means you won't always have to have your phone extended in front of you constantly as you play.Niantic's chief technical... Read more

Your Nintendo Switch comes with a secret, hidden game

Your Nintendo Switch comes with a secret, hidden game

By Rik Henderson

Hackers have found a full game lurking in the code of the Nintendo Switch.Flog - an emulated version of NES classic Golf (hence the backwards name) - has been found in am area of the Switch's system software dedicated, they think, to emulation. It suggests... Read more

How to make your own Xbox One Design Lab controller: From idea to hands-on in easy steps

How to make your own Xbox One Design Lab controller: From idea to hands-on in easy steps

By Rik Henderson

Limited edition and custom controllers have been hugely successful for all the current games consoles, with multiple colours and designs available from Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo alike.However, only one of those also allows you to design your own,... Read more

Super Mario Odyssey special edition Nintendo Switch coming, and Mario in the buff

Super Mario Odyssey special edition Nintendo Switch coming, and Mario in the buff

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Switch bundle coming in time for Christmas, and it features our favourite moustachioed plumber. What's more, you'll also be able to see him in the nuddy - well, almost - in his new adventure, Super Mario Odyssey.During... Read more

What is an eSIM and how will it change connected devices for the better?

What is an eSIM and how will it change connected devices for the better?

By Rik Henderson

Apple and Samsung have been in talks with major network providers to adopt electronic SIM cards for future smartphones. Samsung used the GSMA enabled eSIM on its Gear S2 Classic 3G, but now Apple has also turned to eSIM to add connectivity to the Apple... Read more

EE exclusive UK network for Apple Watch Series 3 at launch, but others will follow

EE exclusive UK network for Apple Watch Series 3 at launch, but others will follow

By Rik Henderson

Apple announced a new version of its smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 3, during its special media event on Tuesday 12 September. It is faster than previous models and has a couple of new features.However, its biggest new addition is an eSIM - a tiny... Read more

Apple TV 4K: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Apple TV 4K: Release date, price and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

As part of its September 2017 product unveiling event, Apple finally announced a follow-up to its fourth generation Apple TV with an enhanced model.Called Apple TV 4K, the new set-top box will be available from 22 September in two storage sizes: 32GB... Read more

What is Apple AirPower wireless charging and will it work for your device?

What is Apple AirPower wireless charging and will it work for your device?

By Rik Henderson

Apple has revealed its latest iPhone handsets and along with some great new features, including Face ID biometric security on the new iPhone X, the company has finally embraced wireless charging.The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and forthcoming flagship phone... Read more

Apple TV 4K announced: Ultra high definition, HDR and more

Apple TV 4K announced: Ultra high definition, HDR and more

By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced a new version of Apple TV with 4K and HDR video.The Apple TV 4K finally embraces 2160p video resolutions from streaming services, as well as UHD content through iTunes - including Spider-Man Homecoming, as shown during the launch event.It... Read more

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, for re-release in 2018

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, for re-release in 2018

By Rik Henderson

After selling out prior to Christmas last year, the Nintendo Classic Mini consoles were much sought after - fetching high prices on reseller sites, such as eBay. And as soon as Nintendo announced that it was to discontinue production, in favour of this... Read more

Now Apple gets in on the leaks, iPhone X Edition and 7th gen iPod Touch listed on official site

Now Apple gets in on the leaks, iPhone X Edition and 7th gen iPod Touch listed on official site

By Rik Henderson

Apple will unveil its new products tonight, including a trio of iPhones, an Apple Watch, new AirPods and a 4K HDR Apple TV. All of which being revealed recently in unofficial leaks.Now we have confirmation that an all-new, 7th gen iPod Touch is joining... Read more

iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X specs revealed in biggest leaks yet

iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X specs revealed in biggest leaks yet

By Rik Henderson

With the Apple event due tomorrow, Tuesday 12 September, there's not long to go before we officially see a whole swathe of updated and new products from the company.But thanks to a mighty swarm of leaks over the weekend, we think we know much of what... Read more

BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward

BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward

By Rik Henderson

BMW no longer sees itself as simply a car manufacturer; it now sees itself as a tech company. And it has revealed its plans for an emission-free future.By the end of the year, it claims that there will be 200,000 "electrified vehicles" (fully electric... Read more

Bose SoundLink Micro waterproof Bluetooth speaker is tiny, tough and just shy of £100

Bose SoundLink Micro waterproof Bluetooth speaker is tiny, tough and just shy of £100

By Rik Henderson

Bose has announced an addition to its SoundLink wireless speaker range in the diminutive form of the SoundLink Micro.The Bose SoundLink Micro is just 983mm x 983mm x 348mm and 290g. It can be attached to your bike, rucksack or be placed just about anywhere.... Read more

Loewe Bild 4 OLED 4K HDR TV offers designer looks for less than B&O

Loewe Bild 4 OLED 4K HDR TV offers designer looks for less than B&O

By Rik Henderson

Like Bang & Olufsen, Loewe has carved a niche for itself as a tech brand with design at its heart. Its TVs and speaker systems usually look as good as they perform.It embraced OLED TV tech for its Bild 5 set in recent times and has now turned to the same... Read more

You can get the Nokia 8 from 13 September for £499: Here are the retailers and pre-order details

You can get the Nokia 8 from 13 September for £499: Here are the retailers and pre-order details

By Rik Henderson

Nokia has announced the official UK release date for the Nokia 8 and you don't have long to wait. It will be available from Wednesday 13 September from a variety of networks and retailers.The official UK price for the handset, SIM-free, is £499 but... Read more

Logitech reinvents the trackball mouse with its wireless MX Ergo

Logitech reinvents the trackball mouse with its wireless MX Ergo

By Rik Henderson

The trackball mouse has never really gone away, but the concept has become a niche product in the last few years. Logitech hopes to reverse the trend with its wireless trackball, the MX Ergo.It's the company's first major, redesigned trackball in almost... Read more

Best of IFA 2017: 12 best smartphones, speakers, headphones, TVs and more

Best of IFA 2017: 12 best smartphones, speakers, headphones, TVs and more

By Rik Henderson

The IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin is one of the largest in the world. It is also different in that it opens its doors to the public, as well as press and trade visitors.Many products are launched there each year and this year's event has... Read more

IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter

IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter

By Rik Henderson

IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, now holds one of the most significant spots on the calendar for international launches and product showcases.The show started in 1924 as a radio convention and now, hosted in Messe Berlin, it's one of the world's... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones

By Rik Henderson

After winning the Best Headphones category at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards in 2016, the MDR-1000X cans with active noise cancelling have become rather popular indeed - especially in the office here.Sony isn't resting on its laurels, however. It has... Read more

LG V30 launch: What was launched and how to watch the IFA 2017 livestream again

LG V30 launch: What was launched and how to watch the IFA 2017 livestream again

By Rik Henderson

LG announced the LG V30 smartphone, a flagship successor to the V20, during its IFA 2017 press conference in Berlin.It streamed the whole thing online early on Thursday 31 August, so if you missed it you can catch-up on the event below.What happened... Read more

Dedicated Amazon Prime Video app for Android hits Google Play at last

Dedicated Amazon Prime Video app for Android hits Google Play at last

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has finally provided a dedicated Android app for its Amazon Prime Video streaming service.While iOS phone and tablet owners have had the luxury of a native app for a considerable while, Android device users have had to install workarounds in order... Read more

Panasonic adds 77-inch EZ1002 monster to 4K HDR OLED TV range

Panasonic adds 77-inch EZ1002 monster to 4K HDR OLED TV range

By Rik Henderson

During its IFA 2017 press conference, Panasonic announced that it is adding a 77-inch model to its line of 4K HDR OLED televisions.Coming this Autumn, the Panasonic EZ1002 has a 77-inch screen and, along with the EZ952, fits into the company's 4K Pro... Read more

iPhone 8 features fully revealed in detailed report

iPhone 8 features fully revealed in detailed report

By Rik Henderson

There has been a lot said about the iPhone 8 in the last few months and we're pretty sure that, as we rush headlong to a prospective announcement event on 12 September, there'll be more to come yet. However, one report shows a more complete picture of... Read more

Amazon Alexa users will soon be able to use Microsoft Cortana and vice versa

Amazon Alexa users will soon be able to use Microsoft Cortana and vice versa

By Rik Henderson

Amazon and Microsoft have jointly announced compatibility between their respective Alexa and Cortana voice assistants.You will soon be able to use Alexa on an Amazon Echo or another supported device to access Cortana features. In return, you will also... Read more

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Eclipse is a 4K OLED TV with real class

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Eclipse is a 4K OLED TV with real class

By Rik Henderson

Bang & Olufsen has partnered with LG for its latest television, as announced at IFA 2017.The B&O BeoVision Eclipse is a 4K HDR TV using an LG OLED panel and comes in 55 and 65-inch variants.What makes it distinct and different from LG's own OLED offerings... Read more

You can play SteamVR games at a fraction of the cost of a HTC Vive with Zeiss VR One Connect

You can play SteamVR games at a fraction of the cost of a HTC Vive with Zeiss VR One Connect

By Rik Henderson

Zeiss has announced a mobile headset and VR system that works with PC-based SteamVR games, yet costs much less than a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.The Zeiss system even works with an existing mobile VR headset, such as a Samsung Gear VR - all you need are... Read more