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Pocket-lint summer party attracts the great and good in 'Honor' of GPU Turbo
Pocket-lint summer party attracts the great and good in 'Honor' of GPU Turbo By Rik Henderson

Pocket-lint held its first major summer party in London on Tuesday 17 July and, unlike the glorious weather, it went down a storm.Sponsored by the fabulous Honor, the event attracted some of the biggest tech and lifestyle influencers out there, plus the... Read more

The EU just fined Google £3.9 billion. Why? And what does it mean?
The EU just fined Google £3.9 billion. Why? And what does it mean? By Dan Grabham

We've known for a couple of years that the European Union (or, more specifically, the European Commission, EC) has been investigating Google for anticompetitive practices concerning Android.Now, it has concluded that Google has been acting uncompetitively... Read more

IFA 2018: What to expect from Berlin's giant tech show this September
IFA 2018: What to expect from Berlin's giant tech show this September By Chris Hall

IFA, or Internationale Funkausstellung, is Europe's biggest tech show. Held in Berlin over the first few days of September, it's one of the most significant spots on the calendar for product launches.The show started in 1924 as a radio convention and... Read more

Stunning signed Ron Timehin photos up for grabs in top tweet comp
Stunning signed Ron Timehin photos up for grabs in top tweet comp By Rik Henderson

Pocket-lint has joined forces with Honor and top cityscape photographer Ron Timehin (@rontimehin) to give you the chance of winning an exclusive signed print of one of his amazing shots.What's even more incredible is that each of the photos was taken... Read more

New EE mobile Wi-Fi devices and plans offer faster, lighter broadband on the move
New EE mobile Wi-Fi devices and plans offer faster, lighter broadband on the move By Rik Henderson

EE has refined its mobile Wi-Fi devices and introduced new data plans to give you the best speeds when out and about.The two new devices - a 4GEE WiFi and 4GEE WiFi Mini - replace existing models and are smaller and lighter than the previous versions.... Read more

Check out the awesome Lego version of James Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5
Check out the awesome Lego version of James Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5 By Cam Bunton

Lego has launched its long-rumoured version of James Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. Styled to look like the definitive Bond car, it's more than just a build-your-own model car. We went to Lego's flagship store in Leicester Square, London... Read more

Honor 10 AI Image Stabilisation update will bring camera boost from 3 August
Honor 10 AI Image Stabilisation update will bring camera boost from 3 August By Chris Hall

Honor has announced two updates coming to the Honor 10 from 3 August. The first is GPU Turbo which boosts the graphical prowess of the device, making it more efficient, reducing battery drain and adding HDR (high dynamic range).GPU Turbo essentially makes... Read more

Do VPNs work with Netflix? Which is the best virtual private network for Netflix watching?
Do VPNs work with Netflix? Which is the best virtual private network for Netflix watching? By Steve Dye

A virtual private network, or VPN, can help you disguise your IP address when accessing the internet and can be a useful, legal tool. However, you might find that while protecting your online privacy, you also struggle to do some of the more fun things... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours By Dan Grabham

The leaks surrounding Samsung's next big smartphone launch have reached fever pitch, meaning it's not long until the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in early August. Here are all the leaks, rumours and confirmed details for the 2018 Galaxy Note... Read more

Vodafone wants to keep your entire family safe with V-Home smart devices range
Vodafone wants to keep your entire family safe with V-Home smart devices range By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has launched a trio of devices for families that are designed to introduce smart living for several generations in a household.Parents will get peace of mind with a new V-Home Hub, which will be available from August.It utilises Samsung Smart... Read more

What is Spotify and how does it work?
What is Spotify and how does it work? By Adrian Willings

Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world.Spotify is immediately appealing because you can access content for free by simply signing up using an email address... Read more

Sonos Beam soundbar with built-in Alexa is now available to buy
Sonos Beam soundbar with built-in Alexa is now available to buy By Maggie Tillman

You can now buy the Sonos Beam.Sonos announced its new speaker in June for small to medium sized living rooms. The Sonos Beam isn't a replacement for the company's soundbar, as previously rumoured, it's something altogether new. At 651 x 100 x 68.5mm... Read more

Samsung might do three Galaxy S10 models, with an in-display sensor
Samsung might do three Galaxy S10 models, with an in-display sensor By Maggie Tillman

New, credible information has emerged about Samsung's Galaxy S10.Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the S10 will come in three different sizes, according to Business Insider. Those three sizes will be 5.8 inches, 6.1 inches, and 6.4 inches. The larger... Read more

Galaxy Note 9 and bright yellow stylus revealed in leaked pic
Galaxy Note 9 and bright yellow stylus revealed in leaked pic By Maggie Tillman

Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Note 9 next month, but that isn't stopping the leaks from popping up online.As we get closer to the official Galaxy Note 9 launch on 9 August, we've been treated to what looks like a real marketing photo or a render... Read more

Philips Hue Adore is the smart bathroom mirror to brighten your mornings
Philips Hue Adore is the smart bathroom mirror to brighten your mornings By Stuart Miles

Philips Hue is continuing its strategy to create more lighting solutions than just smart light bulbs. This time it is a range for the bathroom, including a mirror that lights up: the Hue Adore Mirror.The mirror is safe to use in a bathroom environment... Read more

New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen earphones?
New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen earphones? By Dan Grabham

Is it time for new AirPods? Although we're not sold on the look of the existing Apple AirPods, there's no denying that they're one of the best new gadgets of the last couple of years. Completely wire-free? Check. Compact charging case? Check. Seamless... Read more

Nintendo Switch deals: Switch bundles, game bundles and bargains galore
Nintendo Switch deals: Switch bundles, game bundles and bargains galore By Rik Henderson

You can snag yourself a great Nintendo Switch deal this Prime Day, with an ace console bundle available at a discount.Amazon is listing a Neon Nintendo Switch with the excellent Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, extra Joy-Cons and a steering wheel accessory for just... Read more

Get Amazon Kindle Unlimited free for three months
Get Amazon Kindle Unlimited free for three months By Adrian Willings

Amazon Prime Day starts today there's an attractive offer for Kindle owners.Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service - also lovingly known as "the Spotify of books" - is currently available with three months free.That means that if you own a Kindle you can... Read more

Here's how to get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p
Here's how to get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p By Dan Grabham

Amazon has revealed a big discount on its Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service - get four months of music for 99p. The offer is to celebrate Amazon Prime Day, which kicks off today. However, we've heard that the Music Unlimited deal will go on until... Read more

HP Omen laptops: No-compromise gaming on the move
HP Omen laptops: No-compromise gaming on the move By Pocket-lint Promotion

There’s an easy way to tell whether someone you know is a truly committed, diehard gamer: simply ask them whether they play on a console or a PC. Sure, the current consoles on the market are comparatively cheap and easy to set up. But if you’re determined... Read more

Apple shows off new upcoming emoji including - finally - ginger ones
Apple shows off new upcoming emoji including - finally - ginger ones By Maggie Tillman

World Emoji Day is 17 July, and Apple is celebrating the event by introducing 70 new emoji characters, including gingers.Apple has shared details on emoji that are coming to iOS devices "later this year" as part of the Unicode 11 emoji release. It plans... Read more

Nuraphone Prime Day deal gives you 25% off unique headphones as ANC support arrives
Nuraphone Prime Day deal gives you 25% off unique headphones as ANC support arrives By Rik Henderson

Nura has pushed a second generation software update to its unique Nuraphone Bluetooth headphones that adds active noise cancellation (ANC).To celebrate, it has also greatly discounted them for Amazon Prime Day, offering a massive 25 per cent off a pair... Read more

Amazon 4K Smart TV on the cards for UK, Freeview HD tuner and Fire TV built in
Amazon 4K Smart TV on the cards for UK, Freeview HD tuner and Fire TV built in By Rik Henderson

Amazon is reportedly looking to expand its own-branded devices to include an Amazon 4K Smart TV.The Telegraph claims that the online retailer, which is currently hosting its Prime Day sales on thousands of products, is working with a "group of Chinese... Read more

Huawei P20 and Mate 10 getting GPU Turbo boost in August, makes games run better
Huawei P20 and Mate 10 getting GPU Turbo boost in August, makes games run better By Rik Henderson

Honor has been talking about its GPU Turbo boost upgrade for a while, but now parent company Huawei has confirmed that its latest phones will also be getting the graphics software update too; in August, if fact.The Huawei P20 and Huawei Mate 10 will be... Read more

Amazon Prime Day tips: How to grab a bargain on Amazon Prime Day
Amazon Prime Day tips: How to grab a bargain on Amazon Prime Day By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon's Prime Day is finally here - the one day of the year except for Black Friday weekend where you can bag yourself some amazing discounts from the online retailer.Prime Day starts at 12 noon on 16 July and as the name suggests, you'll need to be... Read more

Adobe is bringing full Photoshop to the iPad and it's about time
Adobe is bringing full Photoshop to the iPad and it's about time By Maggie Tillman

You'll soon get to use full Photoshop while on the go.Apple has been pitching iOS 11 and the iPad as a PC-like experience, meaning you could do all your work on the iPad and get by fine without an actual computer. But, without core desktop apps, such... Read more

How to broadcast your voice to all your Amazon Echo devices
How to broadcast your voice to all your Amazon Echo devices By Maggie Tillman

"Alexa, tell everyone it's time to go!" Wouldn't it be nice if Alexa could help you hurry your family along or maybe announce that dinner is ready?Now, families with Echo devices in their home can do just that, thanks to a new "Alexa Announcements" feature... Read more

The best Alexa tips and tricks: Get more from Amazon's assistant
The best Alexa tips and tricks: Get more from Amazon's assistant By Maggie Tillman

The Amazon Echo can make to-do lists, set alarms, stream podcasts, play audiobooks, read PDFs, provide weather forecasts, warn you of traffic, answer trivia, control your smart home and serve up other information in real-time. We've been living with... Read more

How to change your Amazon Echo wake word
How to change your Amazon Echo wake word By Dan Grabham

Your Amazon Echo or Alexa wake word is what your Amazon Alexa device listens out for before it bursts into action.Usually, this is "Alexa", the name of Amazon's virtual assistant and the default option. But you might not like "Alexa", while if you happen... Read more

How to set up and use Drop In on Amazon Echo devices
How to set up and use Drop In on Amazon Echo devices By Maggie Tillman

Whether you have an Echo speaker or an Echo device with a screen, you can take advantage one of Amazon's coolest Alexa features: Drop In. With Drop In, you're able to instantly connect to any of your Echo devices (or a contact's Echo device, if they've... Read more

How to connect Spotify to Alexa or Amazon Echo
How to connect Spotify to Alexa or Amazon Echo By Maggie Tillman

You can change your default music service for Alexa, so that it'll play from whatever service you prefer.That's handy if you don't subscribe to Amazon Music and maybe prefer, say, Spotify. Luckily, changing the default option to Spotify is super easy.... Read more

Here's why you should get Amazon Prime today
Here's why you should get Amazon Prime today By Rik Henderson

Amazon Prime launched in 2007 in the UK and two-years earlier in the US. It's now available in multiple countries around the world and millions of people have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits. Not least early access to bargains during Black Friday... Read more

How to stop someone else buying stuff with your Amazon Echo and Alexa
How to stop someone else buying stuff with your Amazon Echo and Alexa By Chris Hall

You've long been able to ask Alexa to buy you things from Amazon. But how do you stop accidental ordering on your Amazon Echo with Alexa? (If you don't know what Alexa is, we'll explain all in our What is Alexa? feature.)And how do you stop reckless friends... Read more

How to get started with Amazon Echo and Alexa
How to get started with Amazon Echo and Alexa By Adrian Willings

Your Amazon Echo has just arrived and you might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, do you know the first things you should do with your new Echo? Alexa is the virtual assistant inside Amazon Echo devices - for a briefing... Read more

EE adds data rollover to its PAYG Data and Everything Packs
EE adds data rollover to its PAYG Data and Everything Packs By Rik Henderson

Data rollover is a big deal these days, enabling you to save data you didn't use one month for use at a later date, and EE has now added the option to its 30-day pay as you go Data and Everything Packs.That means you don't have to lose data you've paid... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ3 dual-lens camera might not be what you expect
Sony Xperia XZ3 dual-lens camera might not be what you expect By Rik Henderson

We have previously heard that the Sony Xperia XZ3 - Sony's Mobile's expected next flagship - will come with a dual camera system on the rear, much like the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium out this month in the US.However, you might be disappointed with the... Read more

Amazing and cringe-worthy selfies: From the dangerous to the downright gross
Amazing and cringe-worthy selfies: From the dangerous to the downright gross By Adrian Willings

The selfie phenomenon is unrelenting, you can't open a browser without someone's self-taken mugshot gurning down on you.That said, we'd be lying if we didn't dot our own social media accounts with a surreptitiously taken smartphone snap taken at arm's... Read more

The best Nokia 6 deals for July 2018
The best Nokia 6 deals for July 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Nokia 6 is a top phone for the money and it has just been upgraded with a new 2018 version that runs Android Oreo out of the box. The new Nokia 6 retains much of its design from the previous edition which is good news as it's a well-built phone with... Read more

BlackFly will be the first flying car you'll buy, maybe even next year
BlackFly will be the first flying car you'll buy, maybe even next year By Rik Henderson

Californian company Opener has unveiled what it believes is the first flying car you'll want. The BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) that doesn't require a pilot's licence to drive.Opener claims that you don't even need special skills... Read more

Microsoft Whiteboard app is out and lets you collaborate with others
Microsoft Whiteboard app is out and lets you collaborate with others By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has officially launched its Whiteboard app.The app, which lets you collaborate on a digital canvas through Windows 10 devices, has left preview and is available for download. Like a physical whiteboard, Whiteboard lets you draw and erase as... Read more

Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros
Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros By Maggie Tillman

Own a MacBook Pro but need more graphic processing power? Then you need to check out this latest Apple product.Technically, it's a Blackmagic product. Blackmagic is a cinema company, and it worked closely with Apple to create a new product for MacBook... Read more

What is Amazon Echo Look, how does it work, and when can you buy it?
What is Amazon Echo Look, how does it work, and when can you buy it? By Maggie Tillman

Echo Look is one of the newest additions to Amazon's line of Echo-branded devices, and it's also one of the quirkiest.Each Echo device has a different form factor and is best suited to a specific environment - whether you're at home and want to listen... Read more

Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier
Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier By Maggie Tillman

Considering a move away from Slack? Well, check out Teams.Microsoft has just introduced a free version of Microsoft Teams, making the app a direct competitor to Slack. Microsoft Teams launched in 2016 with no free tiers, and it was limited to an Office... Read more

Did Huawei just reveal Android P will be called Android Pistachio?
Did Huawei just reveal Android P will be called Android Pistachio? By Maggie Tillman

Google is working on the next major update to Android, and it looks like Huawei has revealed what that update will be called.Google has yet to confirm the update's full name. Right now, it goes by Android P. Google tends to name Android versions in alphabetical... Read more

Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock turns a Fire tablet into an Echo Show, available now
Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock turns a Fire tablet into an Echo Show, available now By Rik Henderson

Amazon has released a new mode and dock for Fire tablets that turns them into Echo Show-style Alexa devices.Show Mode is an immersive, hands-free Alexa experience for the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets. You can then interact with your tablet in the... Read more

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots
Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots By Adrian Willings

Amazon is pushing the Echo and Echo Dot hard, in a bid to dominate the connected home market before too many players - like Google - can catch up.The Amazon Echo got off to a flying start, establishing itself as one of the hottest smart home devices,... Read more

The Walking Dead Pokemon Go-style AR game is out now for iOS and Android
The Walking Dead Pokemon Go-style AR game is out now for iOS and Android By Rik Henderson

Unveiled at the Games Developers Conference in March this year, augmented reality mobile game The Walking Dead: Our World is now available as a free download for iOS and Android.Based on the AMC TV series (rather than the comic books), the game fills... Read more

What is Apple's True Tone display?
What is Apple's True Tone display? By Maggie Tillman

The latest MacBook Pro boasts what Apple calls a True Tone display.It's a technology that first made its appearance on the iPad Pro, it was subsequently added to devices like the the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X, but now it's landed on Apple's new... Read more

Amazon Alexa calling and messaging: What is it, how does it work, and where can you use it?
Amazon Alexa calling and messaging: What is it, how does it work, and where can you use it? By Elyse Betters

Did you know you can use Alexa to call and message others? Amazon's Alexa calling and messaging feature enables you to make and receive calls, as well as send messages between Echo devices, the Amazon Alexa app for iOS and Android and Fire tablets.It's... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro models updated with beefier processors and RAM
Apple MacBook Pro models updated with beefier processors and RAM By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced upgrades for its 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks. They both get new, enhanced spec and are available now.As well as speedier processors, they each get upgraded RAM, storage options, batteries and quieter keyboards.The 2018 13-inch... Read more