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The best coding toys 2019: From robots to iPad games, these toys will help teach your kids to code
The best coding toys 2019: From robots to iPad games, these toys will help teach your kids to code By Stuart Miles

Coding is all the rage at primary school and beyond as parents and teachers show how keen they are to teach children the value of learning how the technology Read more

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A terrific smartwatch for the price
4.0 stars Apple Watch Series 3 review: A terrific smartwatch for the price By Stuart Miles

If you aren't compelled by the Series 5's bigger display, there's nothing that should stop you plumping for the Series 3. Read more

Best tech toys 2019: Connected toys, robots and more
Best tech toys 2019: Connected toys, robots and more By Stuart Miles

For many, the days of just building a spaceship out of Lego or playing a game of Monopoly are long gone.Today, kids want interactive tech toys that are Read more

Best last-minute Christmas gifts 2019: Ideas, decorations, jumpers and more
Best last-minute Christmas gifts 2019: Ideas, decorations, jumpers and more By Stuart Miles

Yes, it's that time of year again when you get to eat mince pies and drink mulled wine and not feel guilty about it. We're all about Christmas here at Pocket-lint. Read more

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review: iPhone gets maxed out
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review: iPhone gets maxed out By Stuart Miles

Apple certainly seems to have maxed out the specs, and we suspect, that there is plenty more to discover once we start diving deeper into the Read more

Apple Watch Series 5 review: Still the best smartwatch in town
4.5 stars Apple Watch Series 5 review: Still the best smartwatch in town By Stuart Miles

The fifth-gen Watch features an always-on display and a digital compass - but is that enough to make you want to upgrade or dip in for the first time? Read more

10 best designer tech gifts for Christmas 2019
10 best designer tech gifts for Christmas 2019 By Stuart Miles

We all know someone that is cool. Someone that has a designer air about them. So why not show them you understand their "cool" by treating them to something a little bit cool itself. Read more

What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work?
What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work? By Stuart Miles

Apple's Screen Time looks to address your digital health. Here's everything you need to know. Read more

10 best music gifts for Christmas 2019
10 best music gifts for Christmas 2019 By Stuart Miles

The holidays are coming and you've no clue what to get that certain someone in your life that loves music. Don't panic we've not only got you covered, but we've got you covered without breaking the bank. Read more

10 best kitchen tech gifts for Christmas 2019
10 best kitchen tech gifts for Christmas 2019 By Stuart Miles

Here are our favourite kitchen gadgets available anywhere. Read more

10 best business traveller gifts for Christmas 2019
10 best business traveller gifts for Christmas 2019 By Stuart Miles

We all know one, those people that always seem to be travelling the country, or the world for work. But what do you get them as a gift? Read more

10 best fitness gifts for Christmas 2019
10 best fitness gifts for Christmas 2019 By Stuart Miles

What better way to say "get fit" to your gift expecting friends and family that a shiny new fitness focused gadget. Read more

10 best gaming gifts for Christmas 2019
10 best gaming gifts for Christmas 2019 By Stuart Miles

What do you get the gamer in your life? Here are our favourite picks of some of the best gaming accessories around. Read more

Here are all the Lego Hidden Side sets you can buy today
Here are all the Lego Hidden Side sets you can buy today By Stuart Miles

Here we explore the range, what's available, and show the best prices to buy it. Read more

Apple AirPods Pro review: Silence is golden
5.0 stars Apple AirPods Pro review: Silence is golden By Stuart Miles

Rather than just offering tweaks, the Pro model completely redesigns the in-ear experience, adding active noise-cancelling (ANC) and much more. Read more

MarinaTex, a new bioplastic made of organic fish waste, wins 2019 James Dyson Awards
MarinaTex, a new bioplastic made of organic fish waste, wins 2019 James Dyson Awards By Stuart Miles

The winner this year is University of Sussex graduate Lucy Hughes for her innovating MarinaTex material. Read more

Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) review: A brilliant big-screen powerhouse
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) review: A brilliant big-screen powerhouse By Stuart Miles

The biggest MacBook comes with a 16-inch screen and oodles of power. But does it fix the keyboard of previous models and is it worth the asking price? Read more

10 tips for using Apple Pay on the London Underground
10 tips for using Apple Pay on the London Underground By Stuart Miles

Here are 10 tips on how to use Apple Pay when travelling on the Tube. Read more

Apple Express Mode speeds up Apple Pay on London Underground, buses, and trams
Apple Express Mode speeds up Apple Pay on London Underground, buses, and trams By Stuart Miles

Apple has streamlined using Apple Pay on the London Underground. Read more

Advertisers using deep fake methods for greater personalisation
Advertisers using deep fake methods for greater personalisation By Stuart Miles

Advertisers are starting to realise that they can use "deep fake" technology to better serve diverse communities. But should they? Read more

Best Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 tips and tricks: Top tips for Touch ID iPhones
Best Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 tips and tricks: Top tips for Touch ID iPhones By Stuart Miles

Here we present the best tips for Touch ID iPhones including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus, SE, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Read more

Best Apple iPad tips and tricks: A masterclass in managing your tablet
Best Apple iPad tips and tricks: A masterclass in managing your tablet By Stuart Miles

We've rounded up the best iPad and iPad Pro tips and tricks to help you get the most from your Apple tablet. Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2019 in pictures
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2019 in pictures By Stuart Miles

Guests enjoy the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2019 held at the home of entertainment, BAFTA in London. Read more

Apple iPhone XR tips and tricks: Getting more from your iPhone
Apple iPhone XR tips and tricks: Getting more from your iPhone By Stuart Miles

We've put together dozens of tips to help you get more from the iPhone XR Read more

Danny MacAskill: I'm no YouTuber
Danny MacAskill: I'm no YouTuber By Stuart Miles

Danny MacAskill doesn't see himself as a YouTuber in any way or form. Read more

Apple's TV app explained: How does it work and where is it available?
Apple's TV app explained: How does it work and where is it available? By Stuart Miles

Apple's TV app is its hub for movies and TV, including the new Apple TV+ service Read more

Apple iPhone history: Look how much the iPhone has changed
Apple iPhone history: Look how much the iPhone has changed By Stuart Miles

It's been over a decade since the first Apple iPhone. Yes, really. Here's how the iPhone has evolved over its life. Read more

Apple iPad (2019) review: Still the best affordable tablet money can buy
4.5 stars Apple iPad (2019) review: Still the best affordable tablet money can buy By Stuart Miles

For 2019 the entry-level iPad's screen size has expanded. But what else is new, where does it fit into the iPad range, and is it worthy of upgrade? Read more

Amazon Alexa looks to benefit from our growing urge to reduce screen time
Amazon Alexa looks to benefit from our growing urge to reduce screen time By Stuart Miles

Hopes move will allow Alexa to become the de facto personal voice assistant and win out against Google Assistant and Apple's Siri. Read more

Do we really need HD music services? Up-and-coming band Bamily says "no"
Do we really need HD music services? Up-and-coming band Bamily says "no" By Stuart Miles

HD music's superior sound quality isn't really that important. Read more

Top 10 uses of augmented reality in the movies
Top 10 uses of augmented reality in the movies By Stuart Miles

We've been taking a look back at films from the last few decades on the lookout for the best examples of how this technology is used in the movies. Read more

Sphero wants you to hack its new RVR robot
Sphero wants you to hack its new RVR robot By Stuart Miles

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Sphero, will launch a new programmable robot that breaks from the company's traditional ball design. Read more

Care homes get 21st century makeover thanks to Alexa and VR
Care homes get 21st century makeover thanks to Alexa and VR By Stuart Miles

The belief that care homes are out of date could be about to change, following a digital initiative. Read more

Luigi's Mansion 3 initial review: Spooky time
Luigi's Mansion 3 initial review: Spooky time By Stuart Miles

Luigi's lead role comes to the Switch for the first time, bringing fun on the big screen or when on-the-go. Is it a spooky must-have for your Switch? Read more

England rugby star calls for better use of tech if nation is to win
England rugby star calls for better use of tech if nation is to win By Stuart Miles

The England rugby team should use player data in a more effective way, according to former England rugby union and Wasps star James Haskell. Read more

Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure review: Exercise has never been so fun
4.0 stars Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure review: Exercise has never been so fun By Stuart Miles

Nintendo wants to get you off the sofa and exercising - again. But is the Ring Fit for Switch as groundbreaking as Wii Fit was some years ago? Read more

Linn Series 3 speaker embraces streaming services and HD audio
Linn Series 3 speaker embraces streaming services and HD audio By Stuart Miles

Linn, the Scottish-based speaker firm, has launched its latest speaker, with the hope of appealing to those who want streaming music and high-quality sound, Read more

De-aging Robert De Niro: How The Irishman is just the start of the digital actor revolution
De-aging Robert De Niro: How The Irishman is just the start of the digital actor revolution By Stuart Miles

Leading visual effects maven, Paul Franklin, told the Pocket-lint podcast that he believes the use of digital humans in movies is only likely to continue to grow. Read more

Apple Sidecar explained: How Apple is using the iPad to make the Mac even better
Apple Sidecar explained: How Apple is using the iPad to make the Mac even better By Stuart Miles

This is everything you need to know about Apple Sidecar, including how it works, what it does and which Mac and iPad models are supported. Read more

No need for 5G BlackBerry, says TCL executive
No need for 5G BlackBerry, says TCL executive By Stuart Miles

If you’re holding out for a 5G BlackBerry for your next phone purchase we've got some bad news. Read more

Square: Will consumers have trust and confidence in stores like Amazon Go?
Square: Will consumers have trust and confidence in stores like Amazon Go? By Stuart Miles

Square's head of hardware told us that he questions customers' faith in the shopping experiences Amazon Go and similar ventures present. Read more

Apple iPhone 11 Pro review: It's all about those cameras
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 11 Pro review: It's all about those cameras By Stuart Miles

Does the addition of an ultra-wide lens and improved screen make the Pro model the iPhone to buy in 2019? Here's why it's our top choice of the three. Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) review: Business as usual
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) review: Business as usual By Stuart Miles

Apple's new MacBook Pro gets a refresh, but is it enough? Read more

Amazon event 2019: Echo Studio, Echo Buds, Echo Flex, Echo Glow, Day 1 Editions, and more
Amazon event 2019: Echo Studio, Echo Buds, Echo Flex, Echo Glow, Day 1 Editions, and more By Stuart Miles

Here is everything the company announced in one handy place Read more

Philips Hue Play initial review: Bringing more colour to your TV
Philips Hue Play initial review: Bringing more colour to your TV By Stuart Miles

We had a play with the new Philips Hue Play box to find out ahead of the global launch in October and the UK launch in January. Read more

Sonos Play:3 review: Still worth buying eight years on?
4.5 stars Sonos Play:3 review: Still worth buying eight years on? By Stuart Miles

With so much choice out there, is the Sonos Play:3 still worth considering if you can get your hands on one? Here's our review. Read more

Augmented reality isn't about replacing virtual reality
Augmented reality isn't about replacing virtual reality By Stuart Miles

A leading figure in AR, Caspar Thykier, believes that the tech will happily sit alongside virtual reality in the future rather than replace it. Read more

Sonos Playbar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution
5.0 stars Sonos Playbar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution By Stuart Miles

The Sonos Playbar is a fantastic piece of kit that really delivers on its promise of simplicity and quality. Here's our review. Read more

Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound
4.5 stars Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound By Stuart Miles

The new Sonos soundbar is compact, but it delivers expansive performance. From what we've heard so far, this small soundbar is a winner. Read more

Apple iPhone 11 review: A perfect compromise
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 11 review: A perfect compromise By Stuart Miles

With the competition closing in, can the Apple iPhone 11 continue the success of the iPhone for the masses? Here's our review. Read more

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