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This is the size of the iPhone 8, next to iPhone 7s and 7s Plus

This is the size of the iPhone 8, next to iPhone 7s and 7s Plus

By Rik Henderson

If you were wondering how large the much-rumoured iPhone 8 will be, pictures have emerged on Chinese website Weibo of alleged case mouldings for the new phone, alongside the new iPhone 7s and 7s Plus models.All three handsets are tipped for release... Read more

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Destiny 2 is coming.By the time it arrives, the original Destiny will be three-years old. And while it is still going strong, with a huge fanbase sticking with the online multiplayer first-person shooter, it's just about time for a sequel.Bungie has... Read more

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

By Rik Henderson

Activision and Bungie unveiled Destiny 2 gameplay for the first time on Thursday 18 May, with a special event in Los Angeles. It revealed a whole stack of details about the forthcoming game and showed full-on game footage.Pocket-lint has also been... Read more

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only

By Rik Henderson

Pokemon Go is holding a special event for the entirety of next week.To encourage you back out onto the streets, with Pokemon Go running on a smartphone, Niantic and the Pokemon Company are holding a special week of rock. From 18 May 2017 through to 25... Read more

Samsung Pay now available in UK for Galaxy smartphone users

Samsung Pay now available in UK for Galaxy smartphone users

By Rik Henderson

Samsung Pay has been promised for the UK for over a year, since the launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones in fact. Now it's ready for public consumption and Samsung has launched it for Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, S6 and S6 edge phones. The... Read more

HTC U11 official, pressure-sensitive sides, noise cancellation and Alexa

HTC U11 official, pressure-sensitive sides, noise cancellation and Alexa

By Rik Henderson

After months of speculation and leaks, HTC has finally announced its new flagship smartphone: the HTC U11.Originally codenamed Ocean and often referred to simply as HTC U, the phone was launched in Taipei today.It comes in a unibody design, with aluminium... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 said to have 6.3-inch 18.5:9 screen

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 said to have 6.3-inch 18.5:9 screen

By Rik Henderson

There have already been plenty of leaks and speculation surrounding Samsung's replacement for the disastrous Galaxy Note 7, and every one of them show that the new handset will firmly put memories of exploding devices into the dim and distant past.The... Read more

These Nike iPhone cases are styled like the bottom of your shoes

These Nike iPhone cases are styled like the bottom of your shoes

By Rik Henderson

If you own an iPhone 7 and like sportswear brand Nike you are in for a real treat. Not only can you get cases for your phone featuring the trademark swoosh, you can now get hard shell protection style like the bottom of your sneakers. No, really.The Nike... Read more

The Legend of Zelda coming to iPhone and Android

The Legend of Zelda coming to iPhone and Android

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo is planning to release a Legend of Zelda game for iOS and Android and it is likely to be released in 2018.The Wall Street Journal reports the Japanese gaming giant will follow its next mobile release, based on Animal Crossing, with a Zelda... Read more

You will need to register and sign in for BBC iPlayer: Here's why

You will need to register and sign in for BBC iPlayer: Here's why

By Rik Henderson

Back in September last year, the BBC announced that a BBC account would eventually be needed to access some of the Beeb's online services, including iPlayer and iPlayer Radio. That day will come soom.You will need to sign in with a registered account... Read more

Who will win Eurovision 2017? Spotify could know the answer and it's a surprise

Who will win Eurovision 2017? Spotify could know the answer and it's a surprise

By Rik Henderson

The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is being held in Kyiv, Ukraine tomorrow evening - from 8pm BST Saturday 13 May - and, after two thrilling semi-finals shown on the BBC and around Europe in the past week, we now know the 26 finalists who will... Read more

How to shoot great video and photos on iPhone, Apple reveals all

How to shoot great video and photos on iPhone, Apple reveals all

By Rik Henderson

Apple has released a series of videos showing how iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users can take better photos and films on their smartphones. And because many of the tips feature the software, they can help owners of older iPhones too - as long as they have... Read more

Harley-Davidson to keep making electric motorbikes after LiveWire

Harley-Davidson to keep making electric motorbikes after LiveWire

By Rik Henderson

World renowned motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson is still to deliver a consumer edition of its LiveWire electric bike - which we first rode two years ago - yet it is confident enough in the concept that it will develop further all-electric vehicles... Read more

OneDrive Files On-Demand will finally only download your files when you need them

OneDrive Files On-Demand will finally only download your files when you need them

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is finally implementing a feature in OneDrive that could be forgiven for thinking existed already.OneDrive Files On-Demand will store all of your data in the cloud and only download it when you actually want to use relevant files.At present,... Read more

Microsoft follows Google Daydream and Oculus with own Mixed Reality controllers

Microsoft follows Google Daydream and Oculus with own Mixed Reality controllers

By Rik Henderson

After rebranding its augmented reality system to Windows 10 Mixed Reality, Microsoft is expanding the ecosystem with motion controllers to interact with experiences.Different manufacturers, including Acer and HP, are making their own Mixed Reality headsets... Read more

LG to make Google Pixel 3 is 'pure speculation' at present

LG to make Google Pixel 3 is 'pure speculation' at present

By Rik Henderson

Even though the 2017 versions of Google Pixel phones are yet to be revealed, even confirmed, there has been plenty of speculation flying around that the company has chosen LG to make their 2018 replacements.The Google Pixel 3, it is said, will be made... Read more

US laptop and tablet ban could extend to UK and Europe

US laptop and tablet ban could extend to UK and Europe

By Rik Henderson

The US is reportedly considering expanding its airline laptop and tablet ban to include the UK and Europe.Flights to the States from several countries in the Middle East and Africa are already affected, with passengers not allowed to carry electronic... Read more

This slo-mo film was shot in 960fps, entirely on Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphones

This slo-mo film was shot in 960fps, entirely on Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphones

By Rik Henderson

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone is capable of recording slow motion video at an incredible 960 frames per second, as we detailed back in February, but what does that look like in the real world?You can get a glimpse at what's possible with such... Read more

Judge Dredd Mega-City One TV Show: Everything you need to know about the Dredd sequel

Judge Dredd Mega-City One TV Show: Everything you need to know about the Dredd sequel

By Rik Henderson

We will soon see Judge Dredd return to our screens, through a new TV series.After years of rumours and speculation, it has been confirmed that Judge Dredd: Mega-City One is in development.It's something we've been following for a while. 2000 AD owner... Read more

Pico Goblin is a wire-free Android VR headset that doesn't need a smartphone

Pico Goblin is a wire-free Android VR headset that doesn't need a smartphone

By Rik Henderson

Virtual reality headset firm Pico Interactive will debut its new all-in-one Pico Gobiln next month at the E3 2017 videogames show in Los Angeles.It's a mobile-style Android headset, with no wires and similar to a Daydream or Samsung Gear VR device, but... Read more

The Nintendo Switch accessory we've all been waiting for is coming in June

The Nintendo Switch accessory we've all been waiting for is coming in June

By Rik Henderson

When we reviewed the Nintendo Switch in March we called for a second Switch dock to be sold separately. Nintendo has now responded, saying that you will be able to buy a second dock from 23 June.The Nintendo Switch is a portable games console, so it's... Read more

40 per cent of all console games sold will be digital downloads within months, says EA

40 per cent of all console games sold will be digital downloads within months, says EA

By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts firmly believes that the shift to digital downloads over physical copies of games is gathering pace. It has claimed that, by the end of 2017, digital downloads will account for at least 40 per cent of all sales.During a financial call... Read more

HTC One X10 gets wider rollout, 5.5-inch octa-core handset with 16MP camera

HTC One X10 gets wider rollout, 5.5-inch octa-core handset with 16MP camera

By Rik Henderson

HTC has introduced a mid-range handset for around £300 that features a decent spec list for the money.The HTC One X10 has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor and 3GB of RAM. There's also a 16-megapixel camera on... Read more

LucidSound LS35X Xbox headset is first to connect to Xbox One and Project Scorpio wire-free

LucidSound LS35X Xbox headset is first to connect to Xbox One and Project Scorpio wire-free

By Rik Henderson

LucidSound is a fairly new company when it comes to gaming peripherals but it is carving a niche for itself quickly.It has released several quality headsets for gamers, such as the LS40 pair we saw at CES 2017 in January, that can be directly compared... Read more

LG X Power2 is designed for those who hit the battery hard

LG X Power2 is designed for those who hit the battery hard

By Rik Henderson

The LG X Power2, announced today, is not the best specified phone from the company but it does have an enormous battery.The 5.5-inch, 1280 x 720 screened device has a 4,500mAh battery which LG claims is the biggest it's put in a smartphone. The company... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: The best media player under £40?
4.5 stars

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: The best media player under £40?

By Rik Henderson

Video streaming dongles have been successful over the last few years partly because they provide a cheap and cheerful way to turn a dumb TV into a smart one.The Chromecast, Roku Streaming Stick and original Amazon Fire TV Stick are often adopted because... Read more

Want to see the best Adidas trainers ever? Sneakers with built-in drum machine

Want to see the best Adidas trainers ever? Sneakers with built-in drum machine

By Rik Henderson

Digital branding agency Neely & Daughters was tasked with coming up with the coolest pair of Adidas trainers ever made, as part of a pitch for the Mi Adidas label and it certainly met the requirements.The Mi Adidas TR-808 sneakers are not only tasty-looking... Read more

Watch Anthony Joshua's amazing win over Klitschko in virtual reality

Watch Anthony Joshua's amazing win over Klitschko in virtual reality

By Rik Henderson

Anthony Joshua's 11th round victory over Wladimir Klitschko was an incredible feat - capping one of the best bouts of boxing we've seen in many years. If you managed to catch it on Pay-Per-View you were lucky indeed.If not, you can always relive the fight... Read more

Carry on reading in the bath or at the pool with the Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2

Carry on reading in the bath or at the pool with the Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2

By Rik Henderson

Kobo has announced a new edition of its waterproof eBook reader, that you can use in the bath or by the pool without fear it might get water damaged.The Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2 is IPX8 rated, which means it's waterproof down to two metres for up to 60... Read more

LG G6 mini leaked with 5.4-inch screen for those who prefer smaller handsets

LG G6 mini leaked with 5.4-inch screen for those who prefer smaller handsets

By Rik Henderson

LG will reportedly add to its G6 smartphone line with a smaller version of its flagship. The LG G6 mini, as it is being called, is said to come with a 5.4-inch screen rather than the 5.7-inch display sported by the main phone.TechnoBuffalo claims to have... Read more

Doctor Who Knock Knock episode offers spooky binaural soundtrack that will freak you out

Doctor Who Knock Knock episode offers spooky binaural soundtrack that will freak you out

By Rik Henderson

The BBC will be airing an episode of Doctor Who this coming weekend that features an amazing binaural soundtrack. That means that those who view it while wearing headphones will get spooky, incredible spatial sound that seems as if the effects are all... Read more

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Seemingly coming from nowhere, the Nintendo 2DS XL took everyone by surprise when it was announced. It was widely thought that Nintendo's attention would be solely  on the Switch for the time being, with the existing handhelds more than capable of holding... Read more

HTC again confirms squeezy sides on HTC U with official teaser, see it here

HTC again confirms squeezy sides on HTC U with official teaser, see it here

By Rik Henderson

HTC will unveil its new flagship Android smartphone on Tuesday 16 May but has already confirmed its name and one of the handset's long-rumoured new features: squeezable sides.The company has posted an official teaser video for the phone, entitled "HTC... Read more

Nintendo 2DS XL gives you massive screens to play on but none of that 3D nonsense

Nintendo 2DS XL gives you massive screens to play on but none of that 3D nonsense

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo is fully on the comeback path. Not only is the Nintendo Switch going great guns, breaking all manner of launch sales records, it is breathing new life into the DS range with an all-new handheld.The Nintendo 2DS XL expands upon the success of... Read more

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

By Rik Henderson

You might have noticed a strange hashtag at the trending charts on Twitter today, at least in the UK. "#EdBallsDay" is riding strong with tens of thousands of tweets expected today alone.But what is Ed Balls Day and why are so many posting funny comments... Read more

Acer Predator Triton 700 is an ultrathin gaming laptop beast

Acer Predator Triton 700 is an ultrathin gaming laptop beast

By Rik Henderson

Gaming laptops have been growing in popularity at a healthy rate in the last couple of years and Acer's Predator range has been a major driver.Not one to rest on its laurels though, the company has announced a flagship machine that is a beast under the... Read more

Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139

Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139

By Rik Henderson

Acer has announced a smart fitness watch that is packed with tracking sensors yet looks more like a standard wristwatch.The Acer Leap Ware has a circular 1.6-inch screen covered in Corning Gorilla Glass SR+. It is also IPX7 water resistant, which will... Read more

Apple finalising plans for Amazon Echo-like device to control your home through Siri

Apple finalising plans for Amazon Echo-like device to control your home through Siri

By Rik Henderson

Apple has long thought to be working on a product to rival Amazon Alexa and the Echo speaker. Now it is reported that any such designs are in the final stages.According to Sonny Dickson, who has hit the nail on the head many times in the past when it... Read more

Video referees will be used at 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals

Video referees will be used at 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals

By Rik Henderson

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will be the first tournament to use video assistant referees, to make instant judgements on borderline calls.FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed that video refs will be used at the event after receiving excellent... Read more

Forza Horizon 3 update adds crazy Hot Wheels tracks to muck around on

Forza Horizon 3 update adds crazy Hot Wheels tracks to muck around on

By Rik Henderson

There have been plenty of great downloadable content for the Forza games over the years but few have us as excited in Pocket-lint Towers as the latest.As of 9 May, Forza Horizon 3 will be getting a major, game-changing expansion. It adds a new location,... Read more

Curved OLED iPhone 8 confirmed by Samsung?

Curved OLED iPhone 8 confirmed by Samsung?

By Rik Henderson

Samsung released its first quarter financial results today and might have done its biggest rival a huge favour.Within a statement released by the company, it reveals that OLED panel production for mobiles is set to increase dramatically later this year,... Read more

Samsung confirms another new flagship phone this year, Galaxy Note 8 anyone?

Samsung confirms another new flagship phone this year, Galaxy Note 8 anyone?

By Rik Henderson

Samsung has released its first quarter financial results, and while it's interesting that the company seems to have ridden the storm of the Note 7 debacle well, with profitability looking good, there's something far more tantalising shoehorned into its... Read more

Anki Overdrive  goes Fast & Furious with new special movie edition

Anki Overdrive goes Fast & Furious with new special movie edition

By Rik Henderson

Anki has carved a niche for itself in artificially intelligent toy car racing, with Anki Overdrive offering a slot-free experience quite unlike anything else out there. There's one thing its rival, Scalextric, has been doing exceptionally well for decades... Read more

This real-life Dawn of War III power fist can punch through toilets, oh yes!

This real-life Dawn of War III power fist can punch through toilets, oh yes!

By Rik Henderson

With Dawn of War III released tomorrow, Sega has created something unique to promote it. It has built a real-life, fully-working power fist.Based on the pneumatic gloves space marines have worn since Games Workshop first unveiled Warhammer 40K, the working... Read more

All-electric Nissan Leaf AT-EV to attempt 10,000 mile Mongol Rally

All-electric Nissan Leaf AT-EV to attempt 10,000 mile Mongol Rally

By Rik Henderson

There's no doubt that all-electric cars are getting better all the time, and definitely here to stay, but there's still a big question mark over range - how far they can travel between charging.Electric vehicle advocate Plug in Adventures hopes to put... Read more

Channel 4 puts you into personalised Alien: Covenent trailer, Foster's and Ronseal ads

Channel 4 puts you into personalised Alien: Covenent trailer, Foster's and Ronseal ads

By Rik Henderson

Channel 4 has teamed with Foster's, Ronseal and 20th Century Fox to launch an all-new form of TV advertising that speaks directly to you.They will each screen ads on All 4 that include personalised messages to viewers.For example, an Alien: Covenent... Read more

How to get Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages

How to get Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages

By Rik Henderson

After the recent WhatsApp update for iOS the messaging app now works with Siri. You can get Apple's voice assistant to read out your messages, reply to them and even send new ones to people in your WhatsApp contact lists. It can also be used to call... Read more

Uber iPhone app close to being removed by Apple

Uber iPhone app close to being removed by Apple

By Rik Henderson

Uber was on the brink on being barred by Apple and removed from the iOS app store. In 2105, it was discovered to be flouting Apple rules and guidelines, leading to a make-or-break meeting between company CEO Travis Kalanick and Apple boss Tim Cook.The... Read more

Arsenal first Premier League club with live streaming Alexa Skill, ask it for commentary and more

Arsenal first Premier League club with live streaming Alexa Skill, ask it for commentary and more

By Rik Henderson

Arsenal have released their own Alexa Skill, for use with Amazon Echo and other Alexa assistant-enabled devices.It is the first Premier League football club to do so and offers all manner of ways for fans to receive information through voice alone.Developed... Read more

You can now book restaurants through Bookatable directly in Apple Maps

You can now book restaurants through Bookatable directly in Apple Maps

By Rik Henderson

Since its rocky launch several years ago Apple Maps has come on leaps and bounds. It has added new features and updates regularly and the latest version of the application is almost unrecognisable from the version launched in 2012.One new addition is... Read more