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Best Game Christmas deals include Destiny 2 for £20

Best Game Christmas deals include Destiny 2 for £20

By Rik Henderson

UK retailer Game is discounting a whole stack of games, headsets and accessories on the build-up to Christmas so you can nab a bargain gift for the gamer in your life.From 14 to 27 December, you can grab a copy of the amazing Destiny 2 on PS4 or Xbox... Read more

Pilot Doctor Who's Tardis through time and space in Time Vortex VR game

Pilot Doctor Who's Tardis through time and space in Time Vortex VR game

By Max Langridge

The BBC has announced the release of a new Doctor Who VR game, that will see you pilot the Tardis through the Time Vortex from the show's opening title sequence. Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget The game requires players to avoid... Read more

T-Mobile TV streaming service: What will it offer and how will it work?

T-Mobile TV streaming service: What will it offer and how will it work?

By Elyse Betters

T-Mobile is going to "un-carrier" your TV.The US carrier has been using "un-carrier" as a marketing campaign for the past four years as a way to differentiate itself from other carriers, like Verizon or AT&T, which were known to force its customers into... Read more

Google Assistant comes to Android L phones and Android M and N tablets

Google Assistant comes to Android L phones and Android M and N tablets

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced it is expanding its Google Assistant service so that it will be available on more mobile devices.It's coming to Android Lollipop phones as well as Android Marshmallow and Nougat tablets. It'll launch on Android Lollipop phones where... Read more

Rocket League for Nintendo Switch hits the high street in January 2018

Rocket League for Nintendo Switch hits the high street in January 2018

By Rik Henderson

Massively popular game Rocket League finally became available for Nintendo Switch in November, but only as a digital download.It only takes up 4.8GB of the internal storage or microSD card slot, but that can still take an age to download, depending on... Read more

Get up to £121 off Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers in time for Christmas

Get up to £121 off Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers in time for Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Christmas is just around the corner and if you've still yet to finish, or perhaps even start your Christmas shopping, allow us to highlight a couple of particularly good deals.Amazon has knocked almost £100 off an Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker,... Read more

Twitch made an Alexa skill: Here's what gamers can do with it

Twitch made an Alexa skill: Here's what gamers can do with it

By Elyse Betters

Amazon-owned Twitch is embracing Amazon’s Alexa platform. The gameplay-streaming service has announced the launch of a Twitch Alexa skill, but it’s only available in the US. With this skill, you can effectively control Twitch with your voice by asking... Read more

Tweetstorms are now official: How to thread your tweets together

Tweetstorms are now official: How to thread your tweets together

By Elyse Betters

Twitter has launched a new feature: the ability to thread tweets.To understand this feature, you have to go back to 2014, when Twitter began letting users link replies to originating tweets. It essentially allowed them to quickly post a barrage of tweets,... Read more

Drone flying in the UK and US: All the rules and regulations explained

Drone flying in the UK and US: All the rules and regulations explained

By Elyse Betters

If you want to buy a drone for recreational use, make sure you know all the rules and regulations first.Imagine spending all the money you've saved up on that one super sexy drone you've been eyeing for a while, only to find out that you can't operate... Read more

Amazing Christmas bargain: Echo Dot and TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug for under £45

Amazing Christmas bargain: Echo Dot and TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug for under £45

By Hassan Mohammed

Welcome to Pocket-lint deals of the day where we scour the internet to find you the very best Christmas deals that are available in the UK today.Looking for a Christmas or birthday gift? check out Amazon's curated list here.We will be regularly updating... Read more

How to use a VPN to protect yourself online

How to use a VPN to protect yourself online

By Steve Dye

Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, have been around for over 20 years. Traditionally, they have been used for secure connections into corporate networks, either to access file systems or work e-mail.However, given the rise of internet use since their... Read more

How to set up and play music on multiple Amazon Echo devices

How to set up and play music on multiple Amazon Echo devices

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Echo devices support multi-room audio.Technically, Amazon is calling the new feature "multi-room music", but it works similarly; you can use the feature to play music across multiple Echo devices in your home at the same time. But there are... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?

By Britta O'Boyle

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched in spring 2017, but speculation for their successors is already in full flow. As is always the way, as soon as one great device appears, there are always those wanting more. Here are all the rumours relating to... Read more

Spotify comes to Amazon Echo multi-room music streaming

Spotify comes to Amazon Echo multi-room music streaming

By Max Langridge

Amazon has finally announced that Spotify is now available to stream to multiple Amazon Echo speakers at the same time. The ability to stream multi-room audio to Echo speakers has been available for a few months, but Spotify hasn't been a supported service... Read more

AA Car Genie, what is it and why should you get one?

AA Car Genie, what is it and why should you get one?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The AA has launched a new piece of kit for your car that is able to report what is going on under the bonnet, detect faults and help predict up to a third of breakdowns before they happen.How does Car Genie work?The new device, Car Genie, is a self-install... Read more

Grab yourself a 4K Amazon Fire TV with Alexa for just £55

Grab yourself a 4K Amazon Fire TV with Alexa for just £55

By Chris Hall

It's almost Christmas. And as we rush headlong to the day itself, tech deals across all types of devices are emerging to help you make last minute gift purchases. Some are certainly too good to miss out on: the discounted Amazon Fire TV with 4K and Alexa... Read more

Wow! Amazon Echo Show gets a huge £70 knocked off for Christmas

Wow! Amazon Echo Show gets a huge £70 knocked off for Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Amazon is known for its amazing bargains during major sale periods and Christmas is no exception. If you were interested in adding an Amazon Echo Show to your smart home setup, now is the time: it's available with a massive £70 off the cover price on... Read more

In-display fingerprint sensors may finally be a thing in 2018 thanks to Synaptics

In-display fingerprint sensors may finally be a thing in 2018 thanks to Synaptics

By Max Langridge

When smartphone manufacturers moved to infinity-style displays in 2017, virtually removing all bezels around the screen, many expected some to adopt in-display fingerprint scanners. Both Samsung and Apple were heavily rumoured to adopt the technology... Read more

Amazon Prime HDR10+ video content rolling out to Samsung TVs today

Amazon Prime HDR10+ video content rolling out to Samsung TVs today

By Max Langridge

Earlier this year we reported that Amazon would be the first video streaming service to make HDR10+ content available to stream on Samsung TVs. Today that is finally happening, as the feature has now gone live. What is HDR, what TVs and devices support... Read more

Christmas deal: Save $50 on Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle

Christmas deal: Save $50 on Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle

By Elyse Betters

If you've been waiting to buy the Oculus Rift, now is the time to get it, as Amazon has just slashed the system's price.Amazon (US) knocked $50 off the Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle, bringing the price down to $349. The bundle was already reduced... Read more

Hurry! Amazon Christmas US deals: Echo Show is $80 off right now

Hurry! Amazon Christmas US deals: Echo Show is $80 off right now

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has slashed prices on many of its own devices, including the Echo Show, just in time for Christmas.The Echo Show, which is basically an Echo speaker with a touchscreen display, now costs $149.99 on Amazon (US), down from its usual $229.99 price.... Read more

Nintendo sells 10m Switch consoles in nine months, just 3.5m less than Wii U in five years

Nintendo sells 10m Switch consoles in nine months, just 3.5m less than Wii U in five years

By Rik Henderson

It has been revealed that Nintendo sold more Nintendo Switch consoles in its first nine months than Wii U units in its lifetime.Nintendo has sold 10 million Switch units since its launch in March.The company sold 13.56 million Wii Us in total, in its... Read more

Christmas Gift Guide: Gadgets for inspiration

Christmas Gift Guide: Gadgets for inspiration

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Not sure what to get that gadget fan in your life for Christmas, or maybe you just want to spoil yourself. Here are some fantastic ideas from stylish backpacks to iPad keyboards to Droid inventor kits.  Christmas Gift Guide: Presents for Drone and VR... Read more

Christmas Gift Guide: Speakers for those Xmas tunes

Christmas Gift Guide: Speakers for those Xmas tunes

By Pocket-lint Promotion

It's Christmas, Last Christmas, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. There are so many great Christmas songs that you need to enjoy them wherever you go. Here are 10 great speakers to enjoy Christmas tunes now and then so much more after.  Christmas... Read more

Christmas Gift Guide: Headphones for music lovers

Christmas Gift Guide: Headphones for music lovers

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The stress of Christmas shopping can be annoying at the best of times, so why not treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas with a decent pair of headphones so you or they can drown out the noise with something much more soothing. Playing Christmas... Read more

Christmas Gift Guide: Presents for Drone and VR fans

Christmas Gift Guide: Presents for Drone and VR fans

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Take to the skies this Christmas with some great drones from Parrot. Whether it's flying high, at speed, or steady and stable for taking video and photos there is bound to be something to suit. And if the idea of going out doesn't sound up your street,... Read more

Tips and Tricks on how to browse safely using a VPN

Tips and Tricks on how to browse safely using a VPN

By Pocket-lint Promotion

If you want to stay safe online, you may want to consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). These services can provide a secure connection across the internet by routing your web browsing through a company server.A good VPN will make it harder for... Read more

Apple’s iMac Pro will be available from 14 December, starting at $4,999

Apple’s iMac Pro will be available from 14 December, starting at $4,999

By Elyse Betters

You can buy Apple's new iMac Pro from 14 December.The company has announced its latest workstation will be available this week, with pricing starting at $4,999 in the US. It's a top-of-the-line machine with a 27-inch Retina 4K display. The powerful, all-in-one... Read more

Become a wizard or witch in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, due for iOS and Android in 2018

Become a wizard or witch in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, due for iOS and Android in 2018

By Max Langridge

Harry Potter fans rejoice, the films and books may be finished, but the legacy still lives on with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a mobile RPG game from Jam City. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite: What’s the story on Niantic’s next AR game? In the game,... Read more

Three free roaming now covers 71 destinations: Here's where you can use your phone at no extra cost

Three free roaming now covers 71 destinations: Here's where you can use your phone at no extra cost

By Rik Henderson

UK mobile operator Three has announced that it has extended its Feel at Home free roaming incentive to include 11 new countries, including much of South America. That takes the total number of destinations covered by its service (also known as Go Roam)... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get much-improved iris scanning

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get much-improved iris scanning

By Max Langridge

A report fresh out of Korea has said that Samsung will give the Galaxy S9 and S9+ a much improved iris scanner over the Galaxy S8, which will be used to provide extra security for sensitive information. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?... Read more

Incredible Sonos Play:1 and Play:3 deals slash £50 off speakers

Incredible Sonos Play:1 and Play:3 deals slash £50 off speakers

By Rik Henderson

Sonos has reduced the price of its Play:1 and Play:3 connected speakers for Christmas.Much like on Black Friday last month, the Sonos Play:1 continues to be £50 cheaper than RRP. That means it'll set you back just £149 - a saving of 25 per cent. The... Read more

Smart Christmas lights: How to add voice controls and more to your Christmas lights with Alexa, Google Home or Siri

Smart Christmas lights: How to add voice controls and more to your Christmas lights with Alexa, Google Home or Siri

By Chris Hall

Ah Christmas, the time of scrabbling around under a tree to unplug all those lights, getting jabbed in the head by those rogue needles on that Nordmann fir you were coerced into buying.Well scrabble no more, because for every Christmas tree light, there's... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked renders reveal repositioned fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked renders reveal repositioned fingerprint scanner

By Max Langridge

We're likely only a few months away from the official launch of Samsung's next flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, yet we've only just seen our first set of renders. The renders have been created by Samsungmobile.News and are based on a now removed... Read more

New Nokia 6 (2018) leaked in TENAA report

New Nokia 6 (2018) leaked in TENAA report

By Rik Henderson

A new version of the Nokia 6 is on the way, if a report posted on the Chinese communications regulator's website is to be believed.TENAA certification has been given to a handset going under the codename TA-1054, which is thought to be a dual-SIM version... Read more

Google releases AR sticker packs for Pixel phones, have a selfie with a Stormtrooper

Google releases AR sticker packs for Pixel phones, have a selfie with a Stormtrooper

By Max Langridge

Google has begun rolling out new AR sticker packs to all Pixel devices running Android 8.1 Oreo. The sticker packs include characters from the upcoming Star Wars film Episode VI: The Last Jedi and Netflix's Stranger Things, as well as foodmoji, 3D text... Read more

Apple buys music recognition app Shazam for $400 million

Apple buys music recognition app Shazam for $400 million

By Max Langridge

Apple has acquired Shazam, one of the most popular apps for recognising music, TV shows, films and adverts, in a deal allegedly worth $400 million (around £300 million). Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference? Apple has made an official statement... Read more

Star Wars clothing: The best Star Wars clothing collaborations for The Last Jedi

Star Wars clothing: The best Star Wars clothing collaborations for The Last Jedi

By Max Langridge

With the launch of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi just a week away, the amount of Stars Wars and Star Wars-inspired merchandise available to buy has increased no-end.Whether you're a supporter of the Empire or the Resistance, there's something... Read more

Google Home Max is now available to buy in the US, but you'll have to join a waiting list

Google Home Max is now available to buy in the US, but you'll have to join a waiting list

By Max Langridge

Google's high-end version of its Home smart speaker with Assistant built-in, the Google Home Max, is now available to buy in the US.  Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: What Google Home speaker should you buy? It's the company's big... Read more

You can now listen to BBC radio and podcasts through Amazon Echo and Alexa devices

You can now listen to BBC radio and podcasts through Amazon Echo and Alexa devices

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has experimented with Alexa skills before, including hosting a radio play you can interact with through an Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device. However, its latest skill is more fully fledged and enables you to listen to live radio shows... Read more

Win a Car Genie from the AA and one year’s breakdown cover

Win a Car Genie from the AA and one year’s breakdown cover

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Whether you’re driving home for Christmas or simply picking your next piece of clever technology, why not treat yourself to a Car Genie from the AA this festive season.Pocket-lint has teamed up with the AA to offer two lucky readers in the UK the chance... Read more

19 weird and whacky personal transportation vehicles that you'd love to ride

19 weird and whacky personal transportation vehicles that you'd love to ride

By Elyse Betters

Most people love a great vehicle.We collect vehicles. We put vehicles in shows. We even make alternative vehicles and various transportation devices because - let's face it - vehicles are so awesome that limiting ourselves to the four-door variety just... Read more

Best Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys to buy

Best Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys to buy

By Stuart Miles

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out this week, from 14 December.And whether you are a fan of the Empire or the Resistance, there are a number of cool things to buy and do this year including Star Wars-themed coding classes at Apple, an augmented reality game... Read more

42 Geeky kitchen gadgets that every nerd needs

42 Geeky kitchen gadgets that every nerd needs

By Adrian Willings

Whether you're a whizz in the kitchen or an utter cooking novice, there are plenty of gadgets and gizmos out there to help you prepare a wonderful bite to eat or make life easier in the kitchen. From cool and quirky food storage to handy preparation tools,... Read more

Nvidia Shield TV down to just £143 in UK, $149 in US for Christmas

Nvidia Shield TV down to just £143 in UK, $149 in US for Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Even considering the latest Apple TV 4K box, the Nvidia Shield TV is one of the most powerful streaming boxes around. And now it's dramatically cheaper for the build-up to Christmas.The Android-powered Shield TV box is capable of streaming 4K HDR content,... Read more

Ataribox pre-orders start 14 December: Price, specs, release date and more

Ataribox pre-orders start 14 December: Price, specs, release date and more

By Rik Henderson

Pre-orders will soon start for the all-new Atari console on 14 December 2017. And the Ataribox, as it is called, will be available at a discount to early supporters signed up to receive emails from the official website.The deals will be "extremely limited",... Read more

Blue Planet II now available in 4K HDR on BBC iPlayer for free, here's how to watch it

Blue Planet II now available in 4K HDR on BBC iPlayer for free, here's how to watch it

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has released its first full series in 4K Ultra HD and with HLG (HDR) wider colours and contrast too.The entire seven-episode series of Blue Planet II is now available on BBC iPlayer to stream in 4K HDR on compatible televisions.It's not the first... Read more

Snow photos: Top tips for taking great shots in the snow

Snow photos: Top tips for taking great shots in the snow

By Stuart Miles

The UK is covered in snow again which many might curse as they have to trudge to work, but it can also present some fun opportunities too. So before the sun rears its head you can grab your camera and get shooting. The snow makes for some great photos,... Read more