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The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is coming to the UK after all
The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is coming to the UK after all By Dan Grabham

The Xperia XZ2 Premium debuted in April, but the handset didn't make it to the UK at that point. However, Sony Mobile has confirmed to us that things have changed and it'll be available on these shores from 31 August.The XZ2 Premium will be available... Read more

When is Android Pie coming to my phone?
When is Android Pie coming to my phone? By Chris Hall

The annual cycle of Android rolls on, with the latest version of the Google mobile software being called Android 9 Pie.Android P was first revealed at Google I/O 2018 on 8 May 2018, and like previous versions, it was launched as a public beta shortly... Read more

Sony explains why Android version updates take so long to arrive on phones
Sony explains why Android version updates take so long to arrive on phones By Dan Grabham

Not only did Sony Mobile confirm that various phones will get Android Pie from November (more details below), but it offered an interesting insight into the development process behind rolling out a non-vanilla Android update. Before we get onto that... Read more

Logitech's latest unusual mouse will ease wrist strain
Logitech's latest unusual mouse will ease wrist strain By Dan Grabham

Would you use this? It's a "vertical" mouse that's designed to reduce forearm strain and wrist pressure because you use it with your hand in the handshake position. According to Forrester, 57 percent of computer users experience pain and discomfort... Read more

iPhone XI (iPhone 11) and iPhone X Plus specs, release date, news and rumours
iPhone XI (iPhone 11) and iPhone X Plus specs, release date, news and rumours By Dan Grabham

We're now around a month away from the launch of a new iPhone - or, more accurately, three iPhones. Yes, that's right, we're expecting THREE new 2018 phones from Apple. Three iPhones arrived last year in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and... Read more

Nvidia vs AMD: how do they compare?
Nvidia vs AMD: how do they compare? By David Nield

When it comes to computer graphics, two titans dominate the industry: Nvidia and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices). If you're wondering exactly how these two companies compare, and what the differences are between the hardware products they make, you've come... Read more

SSD vs HDD: What's the difference between flash storage and traditional hard drives?
SSD vs HDD: What's the difference between flash storage and traditional hard drives? By David Nield

Pick up an internal or external drive for your computer today and your choice is between a solid-state drive (SSD) and a more traditional hard disk drive (HDD). So what are the differences? And which one should you pick?Here we'll explain the ins and... Read more

Walmart wants you to shop from the comfort of your own home in VR
Walmart wants you to shop from the comfort of your own home in VR By Maggie Tillman

Walmart is constantly coming up with new ways to compete with or beat Amazon on the next frontier, and the latest example are two patents.The company is seriously considering a virtual shopping experience, according to two patents it has filed that detail... Read more

Amazon is working on yet another TV device, but this one records live TV
Amazon is working on yet another TV device, but this one records live TV By Maggie Tillman

Amazon seems to be working on a new device to disrupt entertainment in the living room, though specific features may be up in the air still.Bloomberg reported that Amazon is developing a device that’ll record live TV. Internally dubbed Frank, it'll... Read more

Amazon back-to-school sale: Deep discounts on Fire tablets and more
Amazon back-to-school sale: Deep discounts on Fire tablets and more By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is holding a huge sale in the US right now - just in time for students headed back to school.Parents and kids are shopping online for the best back-to-school gear, and Amazon, of course, wants in on the action, so it is discounting Fire tablets,... Read more

Apple might launch new MacBook with 13-inch display in September
Apple might launch new MacBook with 13-inch display in September By Maggie Tillman

Apple plans to launch a new "entry-level" MacBook in September, according to a report by DigiTimes.This 13-inch MacBook will start at $1,200, the report said, and will be powered by 14-nanometer Kaby Lake CPU architecture. Keep in mind, earlier this year,... Read more

Nvidia Gamescom 2018 press conference: How to watch it
Nvidia Gamescom 2018 press conference: How to watch it By Rik Henderson

Nvidia is one of few companies to host a press conference at Gamescom this year.It will kick off the mammoth European videogames show with a special showcase event for press and members of the public alike. And that will start with a keynote address.... Read more

OnePlus 6T October launch could spark first US carrier partnership, with T-Mobile
OnePlus 6T October launch could spark first US carrier partnership, with T-Mobile By Cam Bunton

According to a report from CNET, OnePlus is finally about to join the big-name manufacturers by launching a phone with official carrier partner in the US.  OnePlus 6 review: Glorious, glossy and powerful For the past couple of years, OnePlus has launched... Read more

Google Home with touchscreen display coming to take on Amazon Echo Show
Google Home with touchscreen display coming to take on Amazon Echo Show By Rik Henderson

Google is said to be releasing its own version of the Amazon Echo Show in time for the holidays.A display-equipped Google Home will reportedly be released prior to Christmas, in order to directly compete with Amazon's Alexa device.What's more, the company... Read more

Nokia 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: A new Nokia flagship is incoming!
Nokia 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: A new Nokia flagship is incoming! By Dan Grabham

It looks like the Nokia 9 flagship phone is imminent. A Nokia 9 smartphone was long rumoured last year but never came to fruition and we thought it probably wouldn't happen after we got the stunning Nokia 8 Scirocco at Mobile World Congress. But we... Read more

Leaked Oppo R17 and Vivo V11 pics show waterdrop is the new notch, OnePlus 6T to get it too?
Leaked Oppo R17 and Vivo V11 pics show waterdrop is the new notch, OnePlus 6T to get it too? By Rik Henderson

We've seen the Oppo F9 in the flesh already and one of its most eye-catching features is the design of its 2nd generation notch. Rather than copy the iPhone X - as many other manufacturers do - Oppo has opted for a notch design that is being called "waterdrop"... Read more

Nokia 9 launch date revealed, Nokia event planned for next week
Nokia 9 launch date revealed, Nokia event planned for next week By Rik Henderson

Nokia will officially unveil the long-awaited Nokia 9 smartphone next Tuesday, 21 August.At least, that's what we expect. The company hasn't yet confirmed the actual handset it will launch at a dedicated event on that day.Instead, it has posted a teaser... Read more

eBay flash deal gives you 15% off everything on site today only
eBay flash deal gives you 15% off everything on site today only By Rik Henderson

You might have thought Amazon Prime Day was a great time for bargains but eBay.co.uk is offering something even more spectacular: 15 per cent of everything found on the website. Tech. Games. Everything.From 10am today (Friday 17 August) and today only,... Read more

Why Twitter 'broke' some third-party apps
Why Twitter 'broke' some third-party apps By Maggie Tillman

Twitter has finally implemented a new change that essentially "breaks" many popular third-party Twitter apps.Following years of notices to third-party app developers, Twitter has just broken key features in their Twitter clients, effectively making them... Read more

That slick Cortana thermostat now comes with Alexa and Assistant
That slick Cortana thermostat now comes with Alexa and Assistant By Maggie Tillman

Look out, Nest. Johnson Controls said its Cortana-powered thermostat will start shipping soon with support for Alexa and Google Assistant, too.In 2017, Johnson Controls partnered with Microsoft on a thermostat. Called GLAS, the $319 device is made by... Read more

Amazon's world domination soon to extend to cinemas too
Amazon's world domination soon to extend to cinemas too By Maggie Tillman

Amazon might disrupt the cinema industry next.The e-commerce giant is known for toppling several industries - from retail to books. Now, it's set its sights on brick-and-mortar movie theatres, according to Bloomberg, which reported Amazon is in the running... Read more

Pokemon Go's new Niantic Kids login portal adds parental controls
Pokemon Go's new Niantic Kids login portal adds parental controls By Maggie Tillman

Pokemon Go is adopting the digital well-being and parental controls trend - with a new login platform for kids.Niantic, the developer behind the popular AR mobile game, has announced a new Niantic Kids log-in platform that will essentially give parents... Read more

Apple announces savings on Macs, iPad Pro and more for students and education staff
Apple announces savings on Macs, iPad Pro and more for students and education staff By Dan Grabham

It's back to school season, and Apple is feeling generous towards current and prospective students. As of today, Apple is giving students who buy select Mac and iPads either from an Apple Store or online, a free pair of Beats headphones.Students will... Read more

Gamescom 2018: The games, consoles and announcements to expect
Gamescom 2018: The games, consoles and announcements to expect By Rik Henderson

Although E3 each June is the largest and most known videogames show in the Western hemisphere, Germany's Gamescom is where more of the biggest forthcoming games are actually playable.That's why we love it so much, so we can go hands-on with many more... 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

Fitbit Charge 3 specs, release date, news and rumours
Fitbit Charge 3 specs, release date, news and rumours By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has focused its more recent launches on fitness smartwatches rather than fitness trackers, with the Fitbit Ionic announced in late August 2017 and Fitbit Versa in March 2018.Leaks suggest the company might be about to update its popular Charge... Read more

What is HDR? Why HDR will improve your movie watching
What is HDR? Why HDR will improve your movie watching By Chris Hall

The TV industry never stands still, with new technologies every year to improve TVs and convince you that now's the time to upgrade.Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs, we've seen the rise and fall of plasma, we've witnessed... Read more

What is Freeview Play and how can I get it?
What is Freeview Play and how can I get it? By Rik Henderson

Freeview is no longer just a digital TV platform, it also embraces connected tech and online content. And now there's Freeview Play that offers on-demand TV directly within its electronic programme guide, so you don't have to hunt through individual... Read more

Asus Republic of Gamers announces the world's thinnest gaming laptop
Asus Republic of Gamers announces the world's thinnest gaming laptop By Adrian Willings

Asus' gaming brand, Republic of Gamers, has today announced the latest in its gaming laptop line-up with the Zephyrus S (GX531). This new machine is said to be the thinnest gaming laptop on the market - taking the reigning title from Razer's Blade 15. At... Read more

2TB PS4 Pro 500 Million Edition pre-orders sold out already, but there might be new stock coming
2TB PS4 Pro 500 Million Edition pre-orders sold out already, but there might be new stock coming By Rik Henderson

Sony Interactive Entertainment will soon release a rather special edition version of the PlayStation 4 Pro although you might find one hard to come by. Pre-orders are currently sold out.Although pre-orders started on Amazon.co.uk at 10am Wednesday 15... Read more

Google Coach: Google's new health system for Wear OS revealed in leak
Google Coach: Google's new health system for Wear OS revealed in leak By Rik Henderson

Google is planning a major overhaul in the way it helps you track health and wellbeing on smartwatches and Android phones.A new service, potentially called Google Coach, is in the planning stage and Android Police has received a whole stack of details... Read more

7 essential iPad features for students
7 essential iPad features for students By Maggie Tillman

Apple's iOS 11 update was more geared towards the iPad than any previous release of iOS.  If you're a student, this feature outlines why it can transform your iPad experience at home and in class.And when iOS 12 arrives this Autumn, Screen Time will... Read more

Harman Kardon Citation 500 smart speaker comes with Google Assistant and be at IFA 2018
Harman Kardon Citation 500 smart speaker comes with Google Assistant and be at IFA 2018 By Rik Henderson

Harman Kardon will show the Citation 500 smart speaker to the public for the first time at IFA 2018 from 31 August.The high-end speaker comes with Google Assistant built in, so works like a Google Home or other voice controlled speaker using the same... Read more

The best photo places in Newcastle: spots you’ll want to snap
The best photo places in Newcastle: spots you’ll want to snap By Pocket-lint Promotion

One of the biggest, most-populous and diverse cities in the UK, Newcastle is famous for so much more than just its Geordie residents.We’ve teamed up with Panasonic Lumix and Jessops to showcase some of the best UK photo locations, with top photo spots... Read more

WhatsApp backups to be free and unlimited on Android, not so iPhone
WhatsApp backups to be free and unlimited on Android, not so iPhone By Rik Henderson

Thanks to a deal with Google, WhatsApp backups to Google Drive will be free and unlimited from 12 November 2018.That means, if you use an Android handset and want to backup your entire chat history to a Google Drive account, they will no longer take up... Read more

Denon reveals next-gen AH-D5200 wooden earcup headphones
Denon reveals next-gen AH-D5200 wooden earcup headphones By Dan Grabham

Denon has revealed its latest AH-D5200 wired headphone with the company's distinctive wooden earcup styling coupled with an aluminum headband. The wood used is zebrawood, says Denon. According to the company there is an acoustic purpose since they reduce... Read more

How the Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa integration works
How the Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa integration works By Maggie Tillman

It's clear that people use many digital assistants in their lives.They might own a PC with Cortana, an iPhone with Siri, an Fire tablet with Alexa, and a Google Home with Assistant. These assistants live on their own devices and respective ecosystems.... Read more

Motorola P30 looks like an iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro mashup
Motorola P30 looks like an iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro mashup By Maggie Tillman

Motorola has launched a new phone in China, and it pretty much looks like an Apple iPhone X but with a Huawei P20 Pro paint job.This is a beautiful-looking phone featuring a 6.2-inch display, complete with an iPhone X-like notch and dual rear camera on... Read more

The first Android 9 Pie (Go edition) phones will arrive this autumn
The first Android 9 Pie (Go edition) phones will arrive this autumn By Maggie Tillman

Google has just announced an update to Android Go. Called Android 9 Pie (Go edition), the biggest change is increased storage. Google said the OS now takes up less space on a device, giving device owners up to 500MB of extra storage compared to Android... Read more

How does Google Drive work and how much are Google One plans?
How does Google Drive work and how much are Google One plans? By Maggie Tillman

Google has reduced the cost of Google Drive and is promising to add some really neat features to the online storage service.Drive has been around for years now but has changed relatively little since launch; it lets you upload files, create files, share... Read more

Fitbit Charge 3 and its new touchscreen revealed in leaked pics
Fitbit Charge 3 and its new touchscreen revealed in leaked pics By Maggie Tillman

Fitbit is working on a new Charge 3 fitness band, and leaked photos of the device were just posted by Android Authority.The images show the wearable’s redesign, which includes a new touchscreen display. The last Charge device was only tap-enabled.... Read more

20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3
20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3 By Dan Grabham

The iMac G3 is one of the most iconic computers that has ever existed - and while it was announced by Steve Jobs on 6 May 1998 (see video below), it was released on 15 August. So happy release birthday iMac!The iMac brought several major innovations,... Read more

Vodafone free roaming now in 29 more countries
Vodafone free roaming now in 29 more countries By Dan Grabham

If you sign up for a Red Entertainment Vodafone plan, you'll also get free roaming to 29 more destinations than previously including the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia - 77 destinations in all. New and upgrading Red Entertainment signer-uppers... Read more

Sonos tips and tricks: Get the most out of your multi-room speaker system
Sonos tips and tricks: Get the most out of your multi-room speaker system By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has one of the strongest multi-room offerings out there. Its speaker line-up is not only plentiful, with several combinations possible, but the platform that controls everything is one of the best out there, if not the best.If you've opted for Sonos... Read more

Hands on with the stunning Oppo F9, the phone with a notch you won't hate
Hands on with the stunning Oppo F9, the phone with a notch you won't hate By Cam Bunton

Oppo has taken the wraps of its latest creation, the Oppo F9 which - while not too similar - takes plenty of inspiration and technologies that makes the innovative premium Find X so desirable.  15 best smartphones 2018: The best phones available to buy... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 specs, release date, rumours and news: What's the story so far?
Huawei Mate 20 specs, release date, rumours and news: What's the story so far? By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei may have already won several hearts over this year with its beautiful P20 Pro but the Chinese manufacturer isn't done yet. Like rivals LG with its V series and Samsung with its Note series, Huawei also releases two flagship smartphone ranges a... Read more

Nuu's good-looking G3 is now available in the UK for £200
Nuu's good-looking G3 is now available in the UK for £200 By Dan Grabham

Chinese brand Nuu has just released the blue version of its G3 smartphone in the UK at a £200 price point. It's also available in the US for $200. We saw the G3 back at Mobile World Congress - it's a good-looking 9mm-thick phone with a large 5.7-inch... 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

Check out this trendy translucent Xbox Wireless Controller
Check out this trendy translucent Xbox Wireless Controller By Dan Grabham

Two new Xbox controllers are available to pre-order from the Microsoft Store. In addition to a sleek blue and black edition for £60/$65, there's also a super-looking translucent version - the Phantom Black Special Edition - which is also available... Read more

Samsung Galaxy X: What's the story on Samsung's phantom phone?
Samsung Galaxy X: What's the story on Samsung's phantom phone? By Britta O'Boyle

The Samsung Galaxy X has long been rumoured as Samsung's foldable smartphone. Until very recently, at least, when rumours suggested the Galaxy X would in fact be a gaming phone, while the Galaxy F will be the foldable phone.So will it be the Galaxy X... Read more