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Amazon Echo Show reimagined for 2018 with better sound and 10-inch screen
Amazon Echo Show reimagined for 2018 with better sound and 10-inch screen By Maggie Tillman

A new and improved Amazon Echo Show has been announced during the company's special launch event in Seattle.Like the other "new" devices Amazon is showcasing, the latest Echo Show model is being pitched as "all-new". It features "new speakers", a "new... Read more

New Ring Stick Up Cam coming later this year
New Ring Stick Up Cam coming later this year By Rik Henderson

Now that Amazon owns smart security camera and doorbell company Ring, it used its surprise event in Seattle to announce a few Ring device updates.One of those is an all-new Ring Stick Up Cam, which will be released later this year.Even though it was previously... Read more

Amazon trots out an Echo Wall Clock and Microwave (seriously)
Amazon trots out an Echo Wall Clock and Microwave (seriously) By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is announcing probably 70 new devices right now at a surprise event in Seattle, including an Alexa-enabled wall clock and microwave.Starting with the Echo Wall Clock, it's an Echo-branded accessory for displaying timers you’ve set with Alexa.... Read more

Amazon Smart Plug adds Alexa voice control to any electrical device
Amazon Smart Plug adds Alexa voice control to any electrical device By Maggie Tillman

Although there are several third-party equivalents, Amazon is bringing its own-branded smart plug to market.The Amazon Smart Plug is interesting because it can add Alexa voice control to any electrical socket - the first such device from Amazon itself.... Read more

Amazon’s new Echo Input is like a Dot but without a speaker
Amazon’s new Echo Input is like a Dot but without a speaker By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is rattling off updates to Echo devices at a surprise event in Seattle, where it's now announcing a new Echo Input product.With this device, you can plug it into any existing speaker and essentially turn it into an Amazon Echo. It appears to be... Read more

New Amazon Echo Plus gets temperature sensor and Dolby speakers
New Amazon Echo Plus gets temperature sensor and Dolby speakers By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's major Echo speaker refresh for 2018 includes a new version of its Echo Plus speaker.Similar to the other updated Echo devices announced, the "all-new Echo Plus" will bring an improved sound experience. It kicks things up a notch with premium... Read more

Amazon Echo Sub arrives to beef up your Alexa speakers
Amazon Echo Sub arrives to beef up your Alexa speakers By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is about to make its Echo speakers sound even better, by matching them with a new Echo Sub.The Amazon Echo Sub is designed to deliver down-firing, 100W deep bass sound through a woofer.You're meant to pair it with an Echo or Echo Plus, which are... Read more

New Amazon Echo Dot now has "full sound" and better mics
New Amazon Echo Dot now has "full sound" and better mics By Maggie Tillman

Several Echo-branded devices are being announced at a special Amazon event in Seattle, including a new Echo Dot.Dubbed the "all-new Echo Dot", the new model comes with sound improvements and a fresh design.The original Echo Dot, a hockey puck-sized version... Read more

Nokia party invite shows new phone coming 4 October, leaked Nokia 7.1 Plus?
Nokia party invite shows new phone coming 4 October, leaked Nokia 7.1 Plus? By Rik Henderson

Nokia is holding a launch party on 4 October in London for an as yet unannounced phone.Pocket-lint has received an invite to an event where parent company HMD Global will be "welcoming a new member to the Nokia smartphone family".Some might think that... Read more

Meet GoPro's new cameras: Hero7 Black, Hero7 Silver, and Hero7 White
Meet GoPro's new cameras: Hero7 Black, Hero7 Silver, and Hero7 White By Maggie Tillman

GoPro is updating its action camera lineup with a new flagship device as well as two new "active-lifestyle" cameras.Starting with the flagship, the GoPro Hero7 Black, GoPro said it "sets a new bar" for video stabilisation, thanks to a HyperSmooth feature... Read more

Secret Amazon event today could reveal new Echo devices
Secret Amazon event today could reveal new Echo devices By Dan Grabham

Amazon has invited the media - including Pocket-lint - to a press conference at its Seattle HQ with an agenda that's yet to be revealed. Last year a similar Amazon event saw the launch of a range of new devices, including new Echo speakers. The event... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018: Find out the nominees here
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018: Find out the nominees here By Rik Henderson

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 are rapidly approaching and we're proud to present a long list of nominees that represent the best products of the last 12 months.There are 18 individual categories, plus a special Fast Award for the product that... Read more

Jaguar and BMW unveil new Formula E Cars as car brands rush to join Formula E
Jaguar and BMW unveil new Formula E Cars as car brands rush to join Formula E By Joe Simpson

Within the last week, Jaguar and BMW have both unveiled new Formula E race cars, ready for Season 5 of the electric-only racing series.Season 5 kicks off in December and the new cars look startling different to before, mostly because their wheels are... Read more

PUBG coming to PS4 at last
PUBG coming to PS4 at last By Rik Henderson

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be coming to PlayStation 4, if the Korean Game Rating Board is to be believed.PUBG has been an Xbox exclusive on console up to now, but considering its one-year anniversary on Xbox One is fast approaching, it seems the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A7 official, leaves A Galaxy Event to A9 Pro
Samsung Galaxy A7 official, leaves A Galaxy Event to A9 Pro By Rik Henderson

Samsung has officially announced its first new smartphone in the A series ahead of its A Galaxy Event on 11 October.The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) has a triple-lens camera and 6-inch FHD+Super AMOLED display. It was previously thought to be announced during... Read more

Honor Play: Best mid-range device for gamers - How GPU Turbo makes all the difference
Honor Play: Best mid-range device for gamers - How GPU Turbo makes all the difference By Pocket-lint Promotion

At £279, the Honor Play is something of a mid-range marvel, and with GPU Turbo hardware and software integration, it's a brilliant device for gaming fans.Honor has teamed up with games publishers to bring games including PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9 to... Read more

Amazon might open 3,000 Amazon Go cashier-less stores by 2021
Amazon might open 3,000 Amazon Go cashier-less stores by 2021 By Maggie Tillman

Recently, we were watching The First on Hulu and saw a character in the show walk into a store, pick up bed sheets, quickly checkout herself by scanning the item with her wrist-worn device, and walk out. It reminded us of Amazon Go, and it made us wish... Read more

Samsung code leak reveals Galaxy S10 will include 5G support
Samsung code leak reveals Galaxy S10 will include 5G support By Maggie Tillman

Samsung recently said its next Galaxy flagship won't be its first 5G phone, but that doesn't mean it still won't come with 5G support.You see, the South Korean company merely confirmed it is working with South Korean carriers to launch its first 5G phone.... Read more

What is Amazon Alexa calling and messaging and how does it work?
What is Amazon Alexa calling and messaging and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

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

Amazon Echo Sub is a plug-and-play subwoofer to boost your Echo music
Amazon Echo Sub is a plug-and-play subwoofer to boost your Echo music By Chris Hall

Amazon is adding a subwoofer to its Echo family, bringing the bassline to its Alexa-powered speakers.The Echo Sub carries a 6-inch down-firing woofer, with 100W of bass and addressing one of the criticisms of the Echo speakers - that the sound quality... Read more

Amazon Smart Plug will add Alexa to any plug socket
Amazon Smart Plug will add Alexa to any plug socket By Chris Hall

Amazon is going to be offering its own Smart Plug, letting you add Alexa voice control to any plug socket.The unannounced Amazon Smart Plug will work with Alexa and according to the details we found on Amazon.co.uk, will let you schedule times to turn... 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

Those of you who own an Amazon Echo might be surprised to learn how much it can really do. It's loaded with features and hidden settings.The Amazon Echo can make to-do lists, set alarms, stream podcasts, play audiobooks, read PDFs, provide weather forecasts,... Read more

How to group multiple Amazon Echo devices for music
How to group multiple Amazon Echo devices for music By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's Echo devices support multi-room audio, but you need to use the Alexa app to group them up.This feature lets you play music across multiple Echo devices in your home at the same time. But there are caveats: the feature is only available in a few... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deals for September 2018
Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deals for September 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Galaxy Note 9 is now available and we've got the latest pricing and deals for you.In the UK, the Note 9 SIM-free price is £899 for the 128GB version and £1,099 for the 512GB version. In the UK the Note 9 colours are Midnight Black and Lavender Purple,... Read more

Now TV Sky Sports Mobile Month Pass gives you live Premier League for just £5.99
Now TV Sky Sports Mobile Month Pass gives you live Premier League for just £5.99 By Rik Henderson

Now TV has always been a great way to get access to Sky Sports without a contract and now it has a mobile only deal that will give you live Premier League football matches and much more for just £5.99.The Sky Sports Mobile Month Pass is just for smartphones.... Read more

What is Alexa Cast and how does it work?
What is Alexa Cast and how does it work? By Chris Hall

Amazon announced Alexa Cast in July 2018 which makes it more intuitive and easier to send your Amazon Music to compatible devices, like your Amazon Echo.The new casting feature is similar to Spotify Connect or Google Cast, letting you control your Amazon... Read more

What is ZigBee and why is it important for your smart home?
What is ZigBee and why is it important for your smart home? By Elyse Betters

There's been an explosion in smart home devices over the past few years. What was once referred to as "home automation" and still referred to as "Internet of Things" has now settled into a more friendly category we call smart home. We've got heating,... Read more

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road
Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road By Britta O'Boyle

Apple CarPlay has been around for a few years now but things have moved on significantly in those years, with more and more manufacturers offering compatibility and not just in premium models either.We used it in the 2017 Kia Sportage for the sake... Read more

New iPad Pro 2018 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far?
New iPad Pro 2018 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far? By Dan Grabham

Apple's Field Trip event in late-March yielded a new standard 9.7-inch iPad alongside various education apps, but there was no action on the iPad Pro front, which was unsurprising.Talk about the new Apple iPad Pro has been circulating for a while. Here... Read more

New iPad Pro confirmed in Apple iOS 12.1 code
New iPad Pro confirmed in Apple iOS 12.1 code By Rik Henderson

Apple may have unwittingly leaked confirmation that a new iPad Pro is inbound. It could even have given us the date too.A reference to at least one all-new iPad was found in code relating to a beta build of iOS 12.1. It lists a descriptor called "iPad2018Fall"... Read more

Full Google Assistant now works with Android Auto
Full Google Assistant now works with Android Auto By Rik Henderson

Google Assistant has been fully integrated into Android Auto in the UK. You can now use "OK Google" to perform many different in-car activities.Voice has been available in British cars that support Android Auto already, but the full Google Assistant experience... Read more

How to use Google Maps on Apple CarPlay
How to use Google Maps on Apple CarPlay By Rik Henderson

Google Maps is finally available as a navigation option on Apple CarPlay.An update to the iOS app has added CarPlay support, which means you can choose to use Google Maps rather than Apple Maps. Waze is also coming as a CarPlay app in the near future.Google... Read more

PlayStation Classic is the 20 game retro console you'll really want
PlayStation Classic is the 20 game retro console you'll really want By Rik Henderson

As we reported in May, Sony plans to release its own miniature retro games console in time for Christmas.The PlayStation Classic will cost £89.99 in the UK ($99.99 US) and come with 20 pre-loaded games.It looks like a smaller version of the original... Read more

Netflix to arrive on Sky Q in November, other UI updates too
Netflix to arrive on Sky Q in November, other UI updates too By Rik Henderson

Sky Q customers will get Netflix integration from November.Announced at the beginning of March, Netflix will be added as an app on Sky Q boxes. Netflix content will also appear throughout the Sky Q user interface as long as you subscribe to the streaming... Read more

How Netflix works on Sky Q: Your questions answered
How Netflix works on Sky Q: Your questions answered By Rik Henderson

Netflix is coming to Sky Q in November and we've had a sneak preview of how it will be integrated into the general Sky Q experience.You will be able to launch Netflix from the Sky Q menu or even just jump straight into shows.Here then is our handy guide... Read more

Change this Twitter setting to see tweets in reverse chronological order
Change this Twitter setting to see tweets in reverse chronological order By Maggie Tillman

Twitter a couple years ago randomly decided to mess up how it shows tweets from people you follow in the timeline.It took the reverse-chronological feed and applied an algorithm meant to surface tweets it thinks you'd care about most. The goal was to... Read more

Google Home Hub: What's the story so far?
Google Home Hub: What's the story so far? By Maggie Tillman

Google might unveil a device that's designed to rival Amazon's screen-equipped Echo Show. It'll supposedly be called Google Home Hub.Google currently offers three different Google Home-branded devices that showcase its assistant, Google Assistant. They... Read more

Here are the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL side by side in new leak
Here are the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL side by side in new leak By Maggie Tillman

We're weeks away from Google unveiling its Pixel 3 smartphones. But, thanks to a new leak, we can already look at them, side by side.The company's next flagship smartphones, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, have appeared in several credible leaks over... Read more

Google Pixel 3 event: How to watch online and what to expect
Google Pixel 3 event: How to watch online and what to expect By Maggie Tillman

Google is holding a "Made by Google" event in October, when it'll likely unveil new smartphones, a new smart speaker, a new laptop, and more.The company recently invited the media to the event in New York City, and although it didn't provide any specifics... Read more

Will Google launch this display-equipped Home Hub next month?
Will Google launch this display-equipped Home Hub next month? By Maggie Tillman

Google is holding an event next month, when it's supposed to unveil the Pixel 3, but it might also debut a new Google Home device.The company has been rumoured to be working on its own "Smart Display", and now, that device has leaked online as the “Google... Read more

Bonkers new animals imagined with the power of Photoshop
Bonkers new animals imagined with the power of Photoshop By Adrian Willings

We love seeing the magical images created by masters of Photoshop, so when we stumbled across a section of Reddit dedicated to creating hybrid animals we were ecstatic.These photos imagine a world where anything is possible and create a variety of new... Read more

Samsung A Galaxy Event to unveil two new phones, press renders leaked
Samsung A Galaxy Event to unveil two new phones, press renders leaked By Rik Henderson

Samsung will be holding its A Galaxy Event on 11 October, which will be streamed online. And thanks to the clue the company put on its save the date invite, we are pretty sure the main star will be the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro.The "4x fun" tagline is thought... Read more

OnePlus TV: What's the story so far?
OnePlus TV: What's the story so far? By Chris Hall

OnePlus has surprised many with the announcement that it's working on developing a new product that breaks away from its popular smartphones and accessories.OnePlus TV was announced as a vision for OnePlus in September 2018, outlining the company's aim... Read more

What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do?
What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do? By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon Echo is one of a range of hands-free speakers and devices that can be controlled with your voice. The voice-controlled Amazon "personal assistant" on these devices is called Alexa, who will perform various tasks for you and control various systems.In... Read more

Fortnite Nintendo Switch bundle includes exclusive content, V-Bucks to spend in-game
Fortnite Nintendo Switch bundle includes exclusive content, V-Bucks to spend in-game By Rik Henderson

Nintendo will soon release a special Fortnite Switch bundle that will come with a load of exclusive goodies.Although the game itself is available as a free download for all Nintendo Switch owners, the Fortnite bundle comes with the Switch console, 1,000... 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

BT TV gives you HD UKTV content for Dave, Gold, W and more for first time
BT TV gives you HD UKTV content for Dave, Gold, W and more for first time By Rik Henderson

BT has extended its partnership with UKTV, the provider of numerous television channels, including Dave, Gold, W and Alibi.Like Virgin Media, it has signed a new long-term agreement to ensure all of UKTV's channels will remain on the BT TV platform for... Read more

Best iPhone XS Max deals, price and pre-order info
Best iPhone XS Max deals, price and pre-order info By Dan Grabham

The biggest iPhone ever has been announced and the XS Max is now available for pre-order. The 6.5-inch iPhone looks amazing and one could be yours within days. SIM-free, the 64GB iPhone XS Max will cost £1,099 the UK. The 256GB model is available for... Read more

Weird and wonderful life-changing tech from around the world
Weird and wonderful life-changing tech from around the world By Adrian Willings

Technology is constantly evolving, some of it is weird and wonderful, some thoroughly useful and capable of changing our lives for the better. We've been on the lookout for some of the most interesting gadgets and gizmos from around the world. The tech... Read more

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