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This is the future of F1: Renault R.S. 2027 Vision concept looks stunning

This is the future of F1: Renault R.S. 2027 Vision concept looks stunning

By Rik Henderson

This season's Formula One cars are the most advanced yet and already look futuristic and tech-laden, but Renault predicts that, in 10 years time, things will take more of a turn towards the sorts of vehicles only found in games.The Renault R.S. 2027... Read more

R.I.P. PINs, your credit cards could soon have fingerprint sensors built in

R.I.P. PINs, your credit cards could soon have fingerprint sensors built in

By Rik Henderson

With new credit and debit cards more featuring contactless payment chips more often than not these days, you might not have used your PIN code for purchases for a while. However, a large number of retailers still require a PIN for payments over £30... Read more

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

By Rik Henderson

The new Formula One season is fizzing along and it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting for years.Not only do car rules changes promise a closer season - as evidenced in the races so far - the entire shebang is being broadcast in 4K Ultra... Read more

4K cricket next to hit Sky Q and David Attenborough becomes a VR hologram

4K cricket next to hit Sky Q and David Attenborough becomes a VR hologram

By Rik Henderson

After showing the majority of its Premier League football matches in 4K for a while, Sky added Formula One races, qualifying and practice sessions to its Ultra HD line-up. Now comes another Sky Sports mainstay: cricket.The company has announced that... Read more

New sources confirm three iPhones for 2017, iPhone 8 with curved OLED display

New sources confirm three iPhones for 2017, iPhone 8 with curved OLED display

By Rik Henderson

There have been plenty of previous reports claiming Apple will launch three iPhones in 2017 and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has added extra weight to the rumours.Gurman is renowned for his inside Apple knowledge and industry sources.Citing information that... Read more

Star Wars Battlefront 2 official, first gameplay trailer now live

Star Wars Battlefront 2 official, first gameplay trailer now live

By Rik Henderson

EA has released the first official trailer for the sequel to Star Wars Battlefront.Unsurprisingly, the next game in the series is officially called "Star Wars Battlefront II", with the logo first published by the games publisher on its own website.... Read more

Nintendo Switch games: Switch launch titles and games list for 2017 revealed

Nintendo Switch games: Switch launch titles and games list for 2017 revealed

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has been a great success story, having sold more units on the launch weekend than any other Nintendo console before it.But a games console is nothing without the, well, games. So here's a run down of all the titles that have been... Read more

Amazing HTC U 'Ocean' press pic leaks, here's the flagship handset

Amazing HTC U 'Ocean' press pic leaks, here's the flagship handset

By Rik Henderson

It's been rumoured for a while that HTC has been readying a new flagship handset, one that might even have a touch-enabled frame for easier browsing, but now we have the first press image.The phone will allegedly launch this month, April, according... Read more

Official Xbox Project Scorpio specs revealed, most powerful console ever

Official Xbox Project Scorpio specs revealed, most powerful console ever

By Rik Henderson

We now know the most important specifications of Project Scorpio, Microsoft's next Xbox.Even since it was announced during the Xbox press event at E3 2016, Microsoft's mid-generation successor to the Xbox One was said to be more powerful than Sony's... Read more

All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote now available for £40

All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote now available for £40

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has brought the new, updated Fire TV Stick to the UK and it is available now.Launched in the US at the tail end of last year, the new version of the Stick has a quad-core processor, so is lightning quick in operation. It also has more stable,... Read more

Early EA Access members get free 2TB HDD for Xbox One, have you got yours yet?

Early EA Access members get free 2TB HDD for Xbox One, have you got yours yet?

By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts is handing Xbox One owners free 2TB external hard drives. They are being sent to gamers who signed up to EA Access on the platform when it first started.US EA Access subscribers have been receiving care packages, which include vouchers... Read more

Emirates gets round laptop ban by handing out Microsoft Surface tablets to passengers

Emirates gets round laptop ban by handing out Microsoft Surface tablets to passengers

By Rik Henderson

Emirates airline has come up with a way to circumnavigate the US laptop and tablet ban enforced on some of its flights from the Middle East. It is handing passengers Microsoft Surface tablets to use in-flight.At present, this only applies to flights... Read more

Zelda Breath of the Wild Easter eggs: Funny and clever secrets you never knew existed

Zelda Breath of the Wild Easter eggs: Funny and clever secrets you never knew existed

By Rik Henderson

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been a huge success since its release with the Nintendo Switch in March.Based on just its first weekend on sale, it officially became the fastest-selling standalone launch title in Nintendo's history.It is... Read more

Pocket-lint nominated for a Webby award, vote for your favourite website now

Pocket-lint nominated for a Webby award, vote for your favourite website now

By Rik Henderson

Pocket-lint has been nominated for a prestigious Webby award and we need your votes to help us rise to the top.The Webby Awards are hosted annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and and are now in their 21st year.They are the... Read more

Apple Music 2.0 on Android: Here's what your phone can do now

Apple Music 2.0 on Android: Here's what your phone can do now

By Rik Henderson

Apple has finally updated its Android Apple Music app, bringing its feature set to parity with the iOS 10 version.Apple Music 2.0 has had a facelift and gains several new abilities, so Android phone owners now have a valid competitor to other big music... Read more

Has your Nintendo Switch warped? New bending problem reported

Has your Nintendo Switch warped? New bending problem reported

By Rik Henderson

After the dead pixels issue several Nintendo Switch owners have suffered, there are now reports that some Switch consoles are bending when docked.Reddit user _NSR posted an image of his Switch with a clear bend in the middle, saying that it "started... Read more

April Fools' Day 2017: The best stories from around the web

April Fools' Day 2017: The best stories from around the web

By Rik Henderson

April Fools' Day is always a big occasion for tech companies and other manufacturers and retailers, who post many wonderful (and some not so) pranks on 1 April each year.This year is no different, with plenty of superb rib-ticklers and hoax products appearing... Read more

New Samsung Gear VR is Galaxy S8 compatible, works with Samsung VR content

New Samsung Gear VR is Galaxy S8 compatible, works with Samsung VR content

By Rik Henderson

Samsung's new Gear VR headset, as unveiled at Mobile World Congress a month ago, is compatible with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.The company revealed its support along with Samsung VR, a new platform that will showcase virtual reality content and provide... Read more

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S8, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S8, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures

By Rik Henderson

This Wednesday, 29 March, Samsung will unveil its two latest flagship smartphones; the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.They will be announced on stage at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York and the world will be watching the livestream to get a glimpse... Read more

Google Home UK release date and price revealed

Google Home UK release date and price revealed

By Rik Henderson

Google Home, Google's home assistant and rival to the Amazon Echo, is coming to the UK from 6 April.The release date and price were unveiled at an event in London on Tuesday 28 March, where it was also revealed the British edition will offer news briefings... Read more

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

By Rik Henderson

Sony PS4 Pro owners will gain the ability to playback 4K video stored on a USB drive or over a home network, thanks to a software update to the Media Player on the platform.The European PlayStation Blog states that a rollout of the update begins tomorrow,... Read more

Starcraft Remastered to bring 1998 original back with 4K visuals

Starcraft Remastered to bring 1998 original back with 4K visuals

By Rik Henderson

Blizzard has announced that Starcraft is to return. It will release a remastered version of the 1998 original with widescreen, 4K graphics and new, comic book style cut screens to tell the story of how the series begun.You won't have too long to wait... Read more

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

By Rik Henderson

Sky started to roll out its long-awaited voice search feature to Sky Q boxes from Wednesday 22 March, and while not everyone will have the software update yet, there are plenty trying out right now.All Sky Q boxes will have the update by the "end of spring"... Read more

Mass Effect Andromeda review: RPG heavyweight returns with promise... and pitfalls
4.0 stars

Mass Effect Andromeda review: RPG heavyweight returns with promise... and pitfalls

By Rik Henderson

Role-players have had a great year so far. First, Horizon: Zero Dawn, then The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now Mass Effect: Andromeda has arrived after many years of eager anticipation. You can say goodbye to spring, that's for sure.The last... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones still out in the wild will stop charging after update

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones still out in the wild will stop charging after update

By Rik Henderson

You would be forgiven for thinking that the Note 7 is a long gone handset, something that Samsung and customers would rather forget. However, it seems there are still some in circulation and, despite the recalls, incentives for return and, of course,... Read more

These are the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches you'll never own

These are the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches you'll never own

By Rik Henderson

Samsung is attending Baselworld in Switzerland this year to illustrate the connection it has, as a tech manufacturer, with the watch industry. And to prove that point has created three concept timepieces based on the Gear S3 - albeit with very different... Read more

Samsung CCP means you don't need a bank account to make contactless payments

Samsung CCP means you don't need a bank account to make contactless payments

By Rik Henderson

Samsung has announced a technology and platform that is designed to make contactless payments accessible to all. That includes people who don't or can't have a bank account or credit card.The Samsung Contactless Companion Platform (CCP) comes from the... Read more

Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch coming for Christmas 2017

Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch coming for Christmas 2017

By Rik Henderson

Like many fashion labels these days, Tory Burch is entering the smartwatch market. It is to release a hybrid device - analogue with smart features - at the end of the year.Made by the Fossil Group, the Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch is based on... Read more

Here's one good reason to wait before buying Nintendo Switch

Here's one good reason to wait before buying Nintendo Switch

By Rik Henderson

We're big fans of the Nintendo Switch here at Pocket-lint. We've had great fun with 1-2 Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the last few weeks.However, we said in our review that as good as it is at playing games right now, it can only... Read more

Diesel enters smartwatch market with a bang, with Diesel On oversized Android Wear 2.0 device

Diesel enters smartwatch market with a bang, with Diesel On oversized Android Wear 2.0 device

By Rik Henderson

Diesel is finally entering the smartwatch field. The fashion label has dabbled in hybrid, connected watches and trackers in recent times but will now release its own Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch in collaboration with the Fossil Group.Its first watch will... Read more

Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids, adds Instagram watch faces for 2017

Fossil bets the house on smartwatches and hybrids, adds Instagram watch faces for 2017

By Rik Henderson

With the Baselworld watch trade show in Switzerland now in full swing, we fully expect plenty of Android Wear 2.0 and other connected smartwatches to be announced. Most of them will come from the Fossil Group, it seems.Fossil has its own-branded smartwatches,... Read more

Super Mario Run review: Is Mario on your phone worth £10?
4.5 stars

Super Mario Run review: Is Mario on your phone worth £10?

By Rik Henderson

When Nintendo announced that it was to move into the smartphone app arena, Mario was the star we wanted to see the most. We didn't expect Super Mario Run specifically, but the Japanese gaming giant was always going to bring its biggest franchise to mobile... Read more

Virgin Media now offers 100Mbps fibre broadband as standard, 300Mbps upgrade to all

Virgin Media now offers 100Mbps fibre broadband as standard, 300Mbps upgrade to all

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has rejigged its broadband price plans to make its up to 100Mbps service the standard option in the UK. It has also opened up its up to 300Mbps service to all customers in areas capable of getting those speeds. It was previously restricted.Its... Read more

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20S takes Android Wear 2.0 to an even tougher level

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20S takes Android Wear 2.0 to an even tougher level

By Rik Henderson

It's Baselworld this week, the world's biggest watch trade show being held in Switzerland, so we expect to be inundated with smartwatch launches.Casio, for example, has announced a more rugged, luxury version of its WSD-F20 we saw at CES in January.The... Read more

iPhone SE updated with 32GB and 128GB models, same prices

iPhone SE updated with 32GB and 128GB models, same prices

By Rik Henderson

Apple has updated its popular, entry-level 4-inch iPhone with larger capacities for the same prices.The new iPhone SE models will be available from Friday 24 March priced from £379 when bought SIM-free.They look the same as the existing models - like... Read more

New Samsung Galaxy S8 press pic leak shows phone from all angles

New Samsung Galaxy S8 press pic leak shows phone from all angles

By Rik Henderson

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the SGS8 Plus, will both be unveiled next Wednesday, 29 March. But that still gives us just over a week for a swarm of new leaks about the phones.This time it's another range of press images, showing what... Read more

Sony Xperia L1 with 5.5-inch screen coming to UK in April

Sony Xperia L1 with 5.5-inch screen coming to UK in April

By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced an entry to mid-range, large-screen smartphone that offers many of the design motifs Xperia handsets are known for but won't break the bank.The Sony Xperia L1 is a 5.5-inch handset with a HD (720p) display.It comes in black, white or... Read more

Luxury Swiss watch brand Gc enters Android Wear 2.0 market with Gc Connect

Luxury Swiss watch brand Gc enters Android Wear 2.0 market with Gc Connect

By Rik Henderson

With the watch trade show Baselworld taking place in Switzerland this week, we fully expect many luxury timepiece brands to announce new smart devices; some for the first time.Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Gc is among those, with an announcement that... Read more

This is what Mass Effect: Andromeda looks like in 4K HDR, simply stunning

This is what Mass Effect: Andromeda looks like in 4K HDR, simply stunning

By Rik Henderson

Mass Effect: Andromeda will finally be available from next week, although Xbox One owners with EA Access subscriptions are able to play the first five hours already.They will know what we are also rapidly finding out; that it is a worthy successor to... Read more

Future Sony smartphones could charge wirelessly from a friend's phone, a fridge or a washing machine

Future Sony smartphones could charge wirelessly from a friend's phone, a fridge or a washing machine

By Rik Henderson

Sony has submitted a patent application for a technology that could revolutionise the mobile industry.It proposes adding a second wireless antenna for Near Field Communications (NFC) that will transfer power rather than data. You could therefore recharge... Read more

Splatoon 2 beta available to download on Nintendo Switch for free

Splatoon 2 beta available to download on Nintendo Switch for free

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has had great success since its launch a couple of weeks ago, and that's mainly thanks to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.Now you can nab yourself some playtime with another top Nintendo first-party title - in beta form anyway.... Read more

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

By Rik Henderson

Voice chat is a mainstay in most online multiplayer games, and while it can be abused by trolls and other immature idiots, it can often also be vital to progression, especially in co-op sessions.But what if you're deaf? Or you don't want the whole house... Read more

Grohe Sense can help protect your home from flooding and water damage

Grohe Sense can help protect your home from flooding and water damage

By Rik Henderson

There are a fair few smart home products on the market but not all of them really help or improve our lives. The technology is maturing but there are many devices that exist because they sound cool in paper but have little benefit in the real world.Grohe... Read more

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

By Rik Henderson

Netflix is considering presenting different cuts of TV shows and movies for mobile users specifically. It has a growing audience of viewers on mobile and the cuts could make portable presentations more enjoyable.Speaking at a briefing in San Francisco,... Read more

Denon Heos soundbar and sub take Sonos head-on

Denon Heos soundbar and sub take Sonos head-on

By Rik Henderson

Denon's Heos multiroom audio system has been compared to Sonos often in the past and the latest pair of products are set to continue that trend.The Heos Bar is a direct rival to the Sonos Playbar, while the wireless Heos Subwoofer will draw comparisons... Read more

Electric Jaguar I-Pace hits the road for first time, production model unveiled in late-2017

Electric Jaguar I-Pace hits the road for first time, production model unveiled in late-2017

By Rik Henderson

This is the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace in action.We saw the concept version of the SUV in the flesh at the end of last year, which we covered in our extensive Jaguar I-Pace preview, but this is the first time the car has taken to the roads. It was driven... Read more

Nokia 8 said to be mid-ranger, will be joined by Nokia 7 but flagship yet to come

Nokia 8 said to be mid-ranger, will be joined by Nokia 7 but flagship yet to come

By Rik Henderson

HMD Global is moving on apace with its roll out of Nokia-branded Android phones, with two reportedly to follow the four revealed at the Mobile World Congress trade show last month.There have been plenty of rumours about a flagship Nokia 8 model (also... Read more

Philips TVs won't support Dolby Vision anytime soon

Philips TVs won't support Dolby Vision anytime soon

By Rik Henderson

Whenever there is a new TV image technology there is always a period of consumer confusion as multiple standards and formats appear. HDR is no exception.There are now four competing high dynamic range standards, with 4K Ultra HD televisions adopting any... Read more

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared

By Rik Henderson

TPVision, which releases televisions under the Philips brand, has unveiled its 2017 range of sets and it has a healthy range of 4K HDR options coming to the UK.They will hit British stores from April/May, with some coming in June, mainly because TPVision... Read more

Planet Earth II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR: How to watch it and what to expect

Planet Earth II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR: How to watch it and what to expect

By Rik Henderson

BBC Worldwide decided that Planet Earth II would be its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release and for good reason. It was originally shot and rendered in 4K so it should look stunning in the native format.In addition, the Ultra HD BD release of the nature... Read more