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Massive Pokemon Go update adds trading and friends list to AR game
Massive Pokemon Go update adds trading and friends list to AR game By Maggie Tillman

Pokemon Go is finally adding the ability to trade.Developer Niantic has announced that trading will arrive in the game soon, thanks to a massive Pokemon Go summer update, which is also adding a new friend feature. Trading has been a much-requested feature... Read more

Android Messages: How to send and read your texts from the web
Android Messages: How to send and read your texts from the web By Maggie Tillman

Google is finally giving Apple's iMessage some competition, by rolling out desktop support for Android Messages.The company said the new feature is now rolling out and should be available to all by the end of the week. This is Google’s first major step... Read more

New iOS 12 feature will share your location with 911 centers in US
New iOS 12 feature will share your location with 911 centers in US By Maggie Tillman

Apple has announced a new iOS 12 feature - but it's US-only.Coming this autumn, the just-revealed feature will allow your iPhone to share your location with first responders. This will happen automatically when you dial 911. The goal here is to reduce... Read more

What is YouTube Premium, how much is it, and how does it work?
What is YouTube Premium, how much is it, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

YouTube Red is dead. Long live YouTube Premium.A couple years ago, YouTube began offering a new service called YouTube Red. It's a paid-for subscription service that essentially allowed people to watch ad-free YouTube videos, among other things. However,... Read more

How to watch the football outside with the BenQ TK800 projector
How to watch the football outside with the BenQ TK800 projector By Pocket-lint Promotion

There’s no way you can watch a regular TV in the garden, even at night. The cables would be a lethal trip hazard, the screen would sit uncertainly on a wobbly table on the lawn until it inevitably toppled and the reflections on the glass screen would... Read more

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL specs, release date, news and rumours
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL specs, release date, news and rumours By Britta O'Boyle

For Android fans there's little that's as exciting as the launch of a new Pixel. With Nexus now dead and buried, Pixel is more ambitious, seeing Google throw everything into its own phones.Things are hotting up for the 2018 Pixel models with a range of... Read more

What is YouTube Music and is it different to Google Play Music? YouTube's music streaming service explained
What is YouTube Music and is it different to Google Play Music? YouTube's music streaming service explained By Max Langridge

YouTube attempted to launch music streaming services a couple of times in the past, but they each failed to make a real impact against the clout of Spotify and Apple Music. But, YouTube is now back with YouTube Music and it could have finally hit the... Read more

YouTube Music now available in the UK for Android and iOS, along with YouTube Premium
YouTube Music now available in the UK for Android and iOS, along with YouTube Premium By Rik Henderson

YouTube has brought its rival to Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music Unlimited to the UK.Launched in the US in May, the app is now available to British Android and iOS device users and provides free access to millions of video and audio streams of your... Read more

How to watch England play in 4K
How to watch England play in 4K By Dan Grabham

Want to watch the World Cup in 4K? Well now's your chance. All the BBC's games are available on certain, 4K HDR-supporting smart TVs via the iPlayer app. Including England, today's games are available in 4K, read on to find out how.  Belgium vs Panama... Read more

Garmin introduces Fenix 5 Plus models with plenty of new features, including Garmin Pay
Garmin introduces Fenix 5 Plus models with plenty of new features, including Garmin Pay By Max Langridge

Garmin has announced three new additions to the Fenix 5 fitness tracker/smartwatch series. All arriving with Plus in their name, the Fenix 5 Plus; Fenix 5S Plus and Fenix 5X Plus are all successor models to the trio that launched in 2017.  Garmin Fenix... Read more

Google Pixel 3 all but confirmed to keep single lens camera
Google Pixel 3 all but confirmed to keep single lens camera By Max Langridge

Yet more evidence has surfaced to suggest the Google Pixel 3 XL - and most likely it’s smaller Pocel 3 sibling - will retain their single lens rear cameras, instead of jumping up to two lenses. Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL specs, release date, news and rumours... Read more

What’s the best VPN for Netflix?
What’s the best VPN for Netflix? By Carrie Marshall

The internet may be global, but contracts often aren’t. That means you’ll often find a service streaming one lot of movies and TV shows to customers in one country and a different selection in another country. So what happens if you live in country... Read more

PUBG Mobile version 6 detailed: First person mode, Mini-Zone, Armoury and more
PUBG Mobile version 6 detailed: First person mode, Mini-Zone, Armoury and more By Chris Hall

There's a new version of PUBG Mobile incoming for Android and iOS and it looks to be adding a host of new features, including a big one - first person view. The last big update (version 050) added a whole new map - Miramar - as well as a host of new... Read more

Nissan Qashqai to get facelift and new hybrid powertrains in 2020
Nissan Qashqai to get facelift and new hybrid powertrains in 2020 By Max Langridge

Nissan is expected to give its incredibly popular Qashqai SUV a new design and two new hybrid powertrain options in 2020, according to information obtained exclusively by Auto Express.  Nissan Qashqai (2017) review: Is the original SUV crossover still... Read more

WatchOS 5 features: What's in Apple's new watch software?
WatchOS 5 features: What's in Apple's new watch software? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple has revealed several new features that will be coming to Apple Watch with the WatchOS 5 software update.Some, though not all, of the new features were detailed during the company's Worldwide Developer Conference 2018 so we have rounded them up to... Read more

How to watch the World Cup online, on TV, on mobile, in 4K and from abroad
How to watch the World Cup online, on TV, on mobile, in 4K and from abroad By Dan Grabham

England's plane has touched down, the TV studios are ready and the amount of podcasts, tweets and articles has reached fever pitch. The FIFA World Cup has officially kicked off, with hosts Russia putting in a great performance in front of their home... Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 rumours, specs, release date and news
Apple Watch Series 4 rumours, specs, release date and news By Dan Grabham

The Apple Watch Series 3 was launched last Autumn and was a critical hit. We also think it has sold quite well, but we don't really know since Apple refuses to outline the numbers sold.That's probably because the numbers wouldn't look that great up against... Read more

macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14?
macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14? By Rik Henderson

Apple detailed macOS Mojave (10.14) at its developer conference recently. It's the next version of macOS, the software that powers Apple Mac computers. While iOS 12 will work on all the same devices that can run iOS 11 and tvOS 12 will run on the Apple... Read more

macOS Mojave public beta coming late June
macOS Mojave public beta coming late June By Max Langridge

Apple has announced the next major update to macOS at WWDC 2018, called macOS Mojave. After years of naming its OS after mountains, Apple has now turned to the expansive desert in California. It's official! Apple announces iOS 12 with performance updates... Read more

Best zombie games of E3 2018: The undead are coming for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch
Best zombie games of E3 2018: The undead are coming for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch By Rik Henderson

If you're a fan of the undead, boy are you in for a treat.There are plenty of games coming that feature them, as we discovered during E3 2018.Whether they be Clickers, Crawlers, The Infected or just plain, old zombies, they are shambling towards us in... Read more

How to watch BBC iPlayer in the US and elsewhere
How to watch BBC iPlayer in the US and elsewhere By Carrie Marshall

The BBC would prefer you to live-stream BBC America when you’re in America.You’re British, you pay your British TV licence but you’re not in Britain – but thanks to iPlayer you can still tune in to your favourite shows. Right?It’s a bit more... Read more

Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset to use Qualcomm's XR1 VR chip
Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset to use Qualcomm's XR1 VR chip By Maggie Tillman

VR and AR headsets aren't cheap.If companies making these forward-looking devices want people - other the developers - buying them, they have to lower their prices. The $200 Oculus Go is a good start, but Microsoft's HoloLens, on the other hand, starts... Read more

Nintendo Switch: How to use a GameCube controller with your Switch
Nintendo Switch: How to use a GameCube controller with your Switch By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo Switch is great fun, but it's also expensive once you calculate the cost of the system, games, accessories, and extra controllers.For instance, the Nintendo Switch Pro controller costs £55/$60. If you want to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with, say,... Read more

Nintendo just released the original arcade Donkey Kong for the Switch
Nintendo just released the original arcade Donkey Kong for the Switch By Maggie Tillman

You no longer have to find an old arcade in order to play the original arcade version of Donkey Kong.Sure, it's nearly impossible to find an actual arcade cabinet with the retro game, but that doesn't matter any more, because Nintendo just released Donkey... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 specs, release date, news and rumours: What we know so far
Samsung Galaxy S10 specs, release date, news and rumours: What we know so far By Dan Grabham

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is some way off - in early 2019 - but we're already hearing a bunch of rumours about what form the device will take. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were evolutions of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ really, so we're expecting big things... Read more

New MacBook and MacBook Air specs and rumours: What's the story so far?
New MacBook and MacBook Air specs and rumours: What's the story so far? By Dan Grabham

It seems certain that Apple will refresh the MacBook and MacBook Air soon, possibly completely reforming the bottom rungs of its notebook range underneath the awesome MacBook Pro.We thought we might see new notebooks at Apple's education-orientated Field... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far? By Dan Grabham

We're gearing up to hear about the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in a couple of months. We're not expecting the Note 9 to be a massive leap on from the Note 8, just a subtle introduction of a few new features.Here are all the leaks and speculation... Read more

O2 to give customers up to 12 months of free Netflix
O2 to give customers up to 12 months of free Netflix By Max Langridge

Mobile network O2 has announced that both new and existing customers can claim either six or twelve months of free Netflix access, depending on the monthly tariff they are on.  How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide Netflix contracts are available... Read more

iPhone XI, iPhone 11 or iPhone X Plus: What's the latest on iPhone 2018?
iPhone XI, iPhone 11 or iPhone X Plus: What's the latest on iPhone 2018? By Dan Grabham

Waiting for this year's new iPhone? Now we know the basics of the forthcoming iOS 12, it seems a safe bet that the new iPhone will be with us alongside the final release of Apple's new phone software in September. Three iPhones arrived last year in the... Read more

Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years
Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years By Max Langridge

Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain's roads, with several all-electric models being available to buy right now. A lot of them are simply electric versions of fuel-powered cars, but in the not-too-distant future, we'll see new designs around... Read more

Father's Day Echo Dot deal: Now less than £40
Father's Day Echo Dot deal: Now less than £40 By Max Langridge

Amazon is known for dropping the prices of some of its Echo devices outside of major sales events. And right now, the tech retail giant has knocked money off the Echo Dot and Echo Show just in time for Father's Day.The Amazon Echo Dot is the most compact... Read more

Amazon now sells a DeepLens AI camera, but it's not for everyone
Amazon now sells a DeepLens AI camera, but it's not for everyone By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has a new device: a deep-learning AI camera called DeepLens. The company is now shipping the $250 camera, but this is a device primarily for developers. You see, it unveiled DeepLens in November as a way to help developers create AI image recognition... Read more

Mozilla likely making a Scout AI for voice-controlled web browser
Mozilla likely making a Scout AI for voice-controlled web browser By Maggie Tillman

Mozilla could be working on a voice-controlled browser.A listing has popped up for an internal Mozilla meeting. The listing is called "Technical Stack Requirements for a Voice Browser", and it has the following description: "Hey Scout, read me the article... Read more

Is Microsoft developing Amazon Go-like tech for cashier-free stores?
Is Microsoft developing Amazon Go-like tech for cashier-free stores? By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is supposedly copying Amazon Go by developing a similar technology, according to a new report from Reuters.The company is working on technology that could power cashier-free retail stores, and it's been talking to Walmart about using the technology,... Read more

Guess how many OnePlus 6 phones were sold in just 22 days
Guess how many OnePlus 6 phones were sold in just 22 days By Maggie Tillman

OnePlus recently launched the OnePlus 6, and it's doing amazingly well. The company's founder and CEO, Pete Lau, has revealed just how many units of the flagship have sold since it was released about a month ago. Lau, while speaking with Business... Read more

This Labo-style cardboard kit turns your Switch into an arcade cabinet
This Labo-style cardboard kit turns your Switch into an arcade cabinet By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo Labo looks like great fun, but it also starts at £60 ($70). Luckily, those of you who want to try these cardboard kits for Nintendo Switch will be able to get your hands on a much more affordable version. At E3 2018, gaming accessory maker... Read more

Samsung Gear S4 could feature much improved battery life
Samsung Gear S4 could feature much improved battery life By Max Langridge

Previous reports have suggested Samsung is working on a Gear S4 smartwatch, although it could also be called Galaxy Watch, for launch in Q4 2018. Those rumours are still on track, as Twitter tipster Ice Universe has said in a Weibo post that Samsung will... Read more

Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why?
Apple original TV programming: What's it producing and why? By Max Langridge

Apple has been said to be investing in its original programming to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon for some time now, but we've yet to see any truly compelling TV shows or movies. The tech giant was originally said to be producing TV shows starring... Read more

Carpe lets you lease a Jaguar or Land Rover from £945 a month
Carpe lets you lease a Jaguar or Land Rover from £945 a month By Max Langridge

If you can't afford to buy a new car outright, the next best option is to lease one through a dealer, although this option comes with added interest that makes up end up spending thousands of pounds more than the car's value.  See all our Jaguar news... Read more

You can watch the World Cup from your own private VR box
You can watch the World Cup from your own private VR box By Rik Henderson

The BBC's World Cup VR app is now live on Android, iOS and Gear VR and will be available on PlayStation VR later today, in time for the first World Cup match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. If you want to be in a World Cup stadium this summer but haven't... Read more

Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone could cost nearly $2,000 at launch
Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone could cost nearly $2,000 at launch By Max Langridge

You may want to start saving if you plan to be one of the first to get Samsung's long-rumoured foldable Galaxy X smartphone, remember this is just a given name at the moment, an official name hasn't been confirmed. Upcoming phones: The future smartphones... Read more

2018 iPhones to support faster charging technology, says report
2018 iPhones to support faster charging technology, says report By Max Langridge

Apple is expected to introduce much faster charging in its trio of new iPhones, due to launch later this year, according to a research note by Jun Zhang of Rosenblatt Securities. The note, which was passed on to Apple Insider, says that Apple will upgrade... Read more

The Last of Us 2: Joel is not dead and there are new infected classes to encounter
The Last of Us 2: Joel is not dead and there are new infected classes to encounter By Rik Henderson

Naughty Dog unveiled a new gameplay trailer for The Last of Us Part II during E3 2018 and it got tongues a-wagging.For a start, as well as some truly brutal takedowns, it featured a brief, throwaway mention of someone referred to as "the old man". And... Read more

Ring Alarm home security system is now available to buy in US
Ring Alarm home security system is now available to buy in US By Maggie Tillman

Ring has announced when you can buy its full home security system.The system, which includes an alarm, keypad, a motion sensor ($30 each for additional ones), and a window or door sensor ( $20 each for additional ones), is called Ring Alarm. It was announced... Read more

Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset might launch this year or in early 2019
Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset might launch this year or in early 2019 By Maggie Tillman

HoloLens is over three years old.Microsoft's mixed reality headset isn't getting any younger, and many have begun to wonder if the company has dropped this project altogether, considering it opened up its MR platform to other manufacturers, which led... Read more

Google to let Pixel owners toggle between dark or light launcher theme
Google to let Pixel owners toggle between dark or light launcher theme By Maggie Tillman

Google will soon let Pixel owners manually choose their Pixel launcher theme as either dark or light.When Google released the Pixel 2, it enabled an automatic dark theme in the Pixel Launcher and in quick settings. Currently, Google's devices automatically... Read more

Samsung's Bixby smart speaker might have this pivoting head display
Samsung's Bixby smart speaker might have this pivoting head display By Maggie Tillman

Samsung has been quietly developing its Bixby smart speaker for some time now, and very little is known about the device.However, new patents from the World Intellectual Property Organization and the US Patent and Trademark Office have given us a good... Read more

What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup?
What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup? By Dan Grabham

During this World Cup we'll be hearing a lot about technology and specifically about VAR, the Video Assistant Referee. It's being used for the first time at a World Cup.But how did VAR come about and how will it be used at during the World Cup in Russia? ... Read more

Alexa can now help you gen up on the World Cup
Alexa can now help you gen up on the World Cup By Dan Grabham

The World Cup starts tomorrow and the virtual assistants are getting on board! As well as being able to ask Siri or Google Assistant about facts, fixtures and teams during the tournament, Amazon has unveiled a bunch of questions you can ask Alexa if... Read more

Dolby and Odeon announce plans for Dolby Cinema UK rollout
Dolby and Odeon announce plans for Dolby Cinema UK rollout By Max Langridge

Dolby and Odeon Cinemas have teamed up to launch the first Dolby Cinemas in the UK. There are already in excess of 100 Dolby Cinema locations around the world, but the UK was notably absent from the list, until now.  What is Dolby Cinema? Why the UK... Read more