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Audi A8 with AI: How Audi Traffic Jam Pilot autonomous driving tech works

Audi A8 with AI: How Audi Traffic Jam Pilot autonomous driving tech works

By Leon Poultney

Anyone who is tuned into the news or has the faintest interest in cars will know that self-driving automobiles are very much on the way."Shock, horror, gasp," we hear you cry. And for good reason, too, because a robot will soon be trundling you up and... Read more

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Google has announced its new 2017 handsets, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Following on from a couple of great original devices, these are designed as premium Android phones, to propel Google's vision of smartphones forward and provide a rival to Apple's... Read more

Windows Phone is dead, Microsoft admits in tweet

Windows Phone is dead, Microsoft admits in tweet

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has finally given up on Windows Phone. At least, when it comes to new updates or hardware.The company's Windows 10 head, Joe Belfiore, has posted on his own Twitter account that while there will be patches to fix bugs and plug security holes,... Read more

9 Alexa skills that make use of the Amazon Echo Show's display

9 Alexa skills that make use of the Amazon Echo Show's display

By Elyse Betters

So, you own an Amazon Echo Show, and now you want to take full advantage of that cool display. No problem.Well, there is one small problem: Amazon launched the Echo Show in the US months ago, and now you can get it in the UK, but most of the third-party... Read more

GoPro Hero6 Black: Sample video, release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Hero6 Black: Sample video, release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Cam Bunton

GoPro is back with a brand new take on a classic camera. The Hero series has been the go-to action camera for a few years now and, while it looks the same as last year, the Hero 6 Black packs a serious punch. It takes better photos, shoots better video... Read more

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

By Elyse Betters

Google has taken on Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana with its own voice assistant: Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it to Google Home,... 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?With the launch of the Echo Show, Amazon introduced a new Alexa calling and messaging feature. It lets you make and receive calls, as well as send messages between Echo devices and the Amazon Alexa... Read more

Onkyo's hi-res music download store gets a total makeover to put usability first

Onkyo's hi-res music download store gets a total makeover to put usability first

By Max Langridge

Onkyo has completely revamped its high-resolution audio download store, Onkyo Music. The service, available in the UK, US and Germany is an extension of e-Onkyo Music, the store used in Onkyo's native Japan. What is high-resolution audio and which streaming... Read more

What is high-resolution audio and which streaming services offer it?

What is high-resolution audio and which streaming services offer it?

By Elyse Betters

If you've ever listened to a CD recording of your favourite album next to a stream from Spotify, you may well notice a difference. That's because the quality of the recording on the CD is significantly greater than the compressed stream you get from Spotify. High-resolution... Read more

Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker gets official $200 price tag

Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker gets official $200 price tag

By Max Langridge

Harman Kardon and Microsoft revealed some details about the Invoke wireless speaker earlier this year, confirming it would be the first to use Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant and sport a premium aluminium build. Harman Kardon Invoke speaker has Microsoft... Read more

Huawei confirms Mate 10 will sport mammoth 4,000mAh battery

Huawei confirms Mate 10 will sport mammoth 4,000mAh battery

By Max Langridge

Now that Google has revealed the Pixel 2 smartphones, Huawei is genuinely the last major phone manufacturer we expect to reveal a flagship this year, in the form of the Mate 10. There will also be a Mate 10 Pro, along with rumoured Mate 10 Lite and a... Read more

If you hate the Essential Phone's camera, grab these updates now

If you hate the Essential Phone's camera, grab these updates now

By Elyse Betters

Essential is updating the Essential Phone's camera.In reviews of Essential Phone (PH-1), critics were, um, critical of the phone's camera, but now, the company is hoping to fix that via a new firmware update for the phone as well as an update to the Essential... Read more

Netflix price hike affects 4K viewers in UK and US most

Netflix price hike affects 4K viewers in UK and US most

By Elyse Betters

Netflix has raised its prices in the US and UK, charging more for its standard and premium services.The standard service, which allows you to stream shows and movies in HD on up to two screens at once, now costs $10.99 and £9.99 a month respectively,... Read more

BlackBerry Motion touchscreen phone fully revealed in leaked image

BlackBerry Motion touchscreen phone fully revealed in leaked image

By Elyse Betters

People still buy BlackBerry phones.It's easy to dismiss the company since Apple and Android completely dominate the mobile space, but BlackBerry still exists, and its chugging along, pumping out new devices every so often. Now, according to leaker Evan... Read more

How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system

How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system

By Rik Henderson

As part of its Sonos One launch event in New York, Sonos also revealed that Alexa voice control is now available for all Sonos devices.If you are part of its public beta program, you can add Alexa support to your Sonos speaker or entire system through... Read more

Best UK contract deals: Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL

Best UK contract deals: Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL

By Hassan Mohammed

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL are now available to pre-order in the UK. Google announced the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL during their Google Pixel 2 event on October 4. You can pre-order the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL right now, with shipping starting... Read more

What is Google Lens and how do you use it?

What is Google Lens and how do you use it?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google announced Google Lens at I/O 2017, giving us a preview of the new software, before rolling into the announcement of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, its new handsets launched in October 2017.Google Lens is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone... Read more

Sky Q voice controls expanded, now you can change channels and more

Sky Q voice controls expanded, now you can change channels and more

By Stuart Miles

Sky has introduced a bevy of new voice controls that are set to transform the way people use its Sky Q system.They expand the voice functionality beyond search, adding channel hopping to the mix, and are part of a feature update that is rolling out to... Read more

What is a VPN?

What is a VPN?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

In a world where government snooping, data harvesting, and cyber crime make browsing the internet and accessing online services a less private and safe undertaking, virtual private networks (VPNs) are becoming more popular to get back unrestricted and... Read more

Apple WatchOS 4.0.1 update brings fix for Wi-Fi bug on Series 3 models

Apple WatchOS 4.0.1 update brings fix for Wi-Fi bug on Series 3 models

By Elyse Betters

Apple has released a new software update for the Apple Watch.The software on the smartwatch is upgrading from WatchOS 4 to WatchOS 4.0.1. This update comes one week after Apple first released WatchOS 4 to the public, and it can be downloaded through the... Read more

Google Pixel 2 event: What was announced and how to re-watch

Google Pixel 2 event: What was announced and how to re-watch

By Elyse Betters

Google's October 2017 event is done and dusted. Google Pixel XL under £400 today Hot on the heels of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X announcement, Google has announced its own flagship devices, as well as new smart speakers, a new VR headset, a new hands-free... Read more

Google's Daydream View VR headset revealed: Upgraded lenses and more content too

Google's Daydream View VR headset revealed: Upgraded lenses and more content too

By Elyse Betters

Google is holding a product launch event and it just officially announced the Daydream View. This virtual reality headset is actually a second-generation version of last year's Daydream View. We previously wrote about the leaks of this device that had... Read more

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

The Google Pixel was Google's attempt to create a premium Google phone, one that could stand-up against the best in the market, ask top prices and deliver pure Android with a couple of exclusive twists. That's very much been a success, with the Pixel... Read more

Google Pixel 2 pre-orders come with free Google Home Mini

Google Pixel 2 pre-orders come with free Google Home Mini

By Max Langridge

As leaked by Best Buy Canada prior to the #MadeByGoogle event on 4 October, Google and other retailers are offering a free Google Home Mini device with each Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL smartphone pre-order.That means the £49 device, which connected to Google... Read more

Google Home Max and Home Mini: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Google Home Max and Home Mini: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced two new devices: Home Max and Home Mini.It has expanded its Google Home lineup from one speaker with built-in Google Assistant two three speakers with built-in Google Assistant. The two new models, Home Max and Home Mini, are meant... Read more

Google's hands-free Clips camera uses AI to capture candid moments

Google's hands-free Clips camera uses AI to capture candid moments

By Elyse Betters

Google has introduced a surprise new device.Shortly after announcing new Home Max and Home Mini speakers, as well as new Pixel phones and so much more, Google brought out a camera that uses artificial intelligence to capture moments that you might otherwise... Read more

Google Pixel Buds in-ear headphones will translate speech in real time

Google Pixel Buds in-ear headphones will translate speech in real time

By Max Langridge

Google used its 4 October event to unveil a new Daydream View VR headset, and with it, introduced a pair of wireless in-ear Bluetooth headphones called Google Pixel Buds. While they will work with the Daydream View, the Pixel branding means they're just... Read more

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL revealed, they're smarter and squeezier than ever

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL revealed, they're smarter and squeezier than ever

By Cam Bunton

After weeks - even months - of rumours and leaks Google has unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, its two newest homemade phones. Google says it designed, and built this year's flagship to be smarter and better. Last year's Pixel and Pixel XL were built... Read more

Google introduces Pixelbook to "reimagine the laptop experience"

Google introduces Pixelbook to "reimagine the laptop experience"

By Max Langridge

Google has unveiled a brand new laptop in the form of the Pixelbook. Gone is the Chrome branding and in comes the Pixel name, to let you know that this laptop is an extension of the Pixel phone. Watch the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launch right here... Read more

It's official: Google announces smaller, softer Home Mini speaker

It's official: Google announces smaller, softer Home Mini speaker

By Elyse Betters

Google is in the middle of holding a product launch event, and it just announced the Google Home Mini.Isabelle Olson, who is lead designer for Home hardware, took the stage in San Francisco to introduce the latest version of Google Home, Google's smart... Read more

Google Home calling: How does it work and where is it available?

Google Home calling: How does it work and where is it available?

By Elyse Betters

Google just made Google Home a more compelling rival to Amazon Echo.Earlier this year, Amazon launched an Alexa calling service, giving Echo users the ability to phone other Echo users and users of the Alexa app. And if you have the new Echo Show, you... Read more

Sonos One is the Alexa and Google Assistant smart speaker set to take over the world

Sonos One is the Alexa and Google Assistant smart speaker set to take over the world

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has announced a smart version of its Play:1 speaker at an event in New York on 4 October, featuring integrated Alexa voice control but with other assistants, like Google and Cortana, also in the pipeline to join at a later date. It will also support... Read more

Sonos One: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sonos One: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has long been teasing voice control for its speakers. It all began in March 2016 when former CEO John MacFarlane said it was within the company's long term strategy but that it would take its time to bring it to market in a "wonderful way".A year-and-a... Read more

Sonos to support Apple AirPlay 2 in 2018

Sonos to support Apple AirPlay 2 in 2018

By Max Langridge

Sonos has used its 4 October event in New York to announce that all of its current speakers, along with the newly announced Sonos One, will be able to download a software update in 2018 that will grant them AirPlay 2 compatibility. Apple Airplay 2: What... Read more

HP's new Spectre 13 comes with a fancy paint job and 4K touchscreen

HP's new Spectre 13 comes with a fancy paint job and 4K touchscreen

By Elyse Betters

HP's Spectre 13 is a laptop with a truly striking design and high-quality build, and now, HP is updating it.The company has unveiled a second generation of the computer. Called the new Spectre 13, it's still 10.4mm thin, but it's also much narrower and... Read more

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?

By Max Langridge

Apple announced iOS 11, the latest iteration of its mobile operating software, at WWDC 2017. Included in iOS 11 is an updated version of AirPlay, Apple's audio and video streaming platform. Conveniently called AirPlay 2, the new version will open up... Read more

Alexa voice control now available for Sonos speakers

Alexa voice control now available for Sonos speakers

By Rik Henderson

Sonos has introduced Amazon Alexa voice control to all its existing speakers. You can now speak to your existing Sonos system through Amazon's Echo devices thanks to a public beta launched today, Tuesday 4 October.You will be prompted to download... Read more

Stranger Things: The Game out now for iOS and Android, and it's free!

Stranger Things: The Game out now for iOS and Android, and it's free!

By Rik Henderson

Netflix and app developer BonusXP have partnered to bring us Stranger Things: The Game for iOS and Android.It's available as a free download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store, with no in-app purchasing required.The game is retro-themed,... Read more

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

By Elyse Betters

Samsung Pay has been active in several countries, including the US and South Korea, for a while and is now available in the UK too.It is a platform that allows you to pay for goods and services simply by waving your Samsung device near a cash register... Read more

Abbey Road Studios releases Topline app for emerging musical artists

Abbey Road Studios releases Topline app for emerging musical artists

By Max Langridge

The world famous Abbey Road Studios, home to The Beatles, has released its very first mobile app in the form of Topline. It's been designed and developed with young, creative musicians in mind, to help them save their ideas in one convenient place.Abbey... Read more

Best Xbox One controller yet? Scuf Gaming and Porsche partner for limited edition Forza Elite

Best Xbox One controller yet? Scuf Gaming and Porsche partner for limited edition Forza Elite

By Rik Henderson

Scuf Gaming, a company the customises and builds stunning, pro games controllers, has partnered with Porsche and Turn 10 Studios to create what we feel is one of the best looking Xbox One gamepads yet.The Scuf Forza Elite controller is designed for those... Read more

Amazing Sonos leak discovers smart speaker name, you'll never guess it

Amazing Sonos leak discovers smart speaker name, you'll never guess it

By Rik Henderson

Sonos will hold an event in New York later today to formerly announce its latest speaker, much rumoured to be a smart, voice controlled device much like Amazon Echo and Google Home. However, we might have learned a major aspect of it ahead of the announcement:... Read more

New Pixelbook specs have leaked out ahead of Google's 4 October event

New Pixelbook specs have leaked out ahead of Google's 4 October event

By Elyse Betters

We're pretty sure Google is going to announce a laptop tomorrow.Google is expected to launch two new Pixel phones at its 4 October event, but according to leaks, the company might also unveil a high-end Chromebook, dubbed Pixelbook. If you had your doubts... Read more

How to add interactive poll stickers to your Instagram story

How to add interactive poll stickers to your Instagram story

By Elyse Betters

Instagram has added a new feature: interactive poll stickers.The feature is exclusive to Instagram Stories. With it, you can ask a question in your Instagram story, and your followers and friends will be able to respond by voting. Here's what you need... Read more

Windows Mixed Reality: What is it, what headsets are available and when can you get it?

Windows Mixed Reality: What is it, what headsets are available and when can you get it?

By Chris Hall

Over the past few years, we've seen an increase in the conversation around breaking content and experiences out from a device's display, and into a new world of perception and interactivity.Virtual reality is something that we are familiar with, thanks... Read more

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality event: Samsung Odyssey, headset pre-orders open, and more

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality event: Samsung Odyssey, headset pre-orders open, and more

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is going all in on mixed reality.The Redmond, Washington-based company invited the media to a Windows Mixed Reality event in San Francisco. In the invite, it promised to discuss "where Microsoft is headed next" in the AR/VR space. Now that the... Read more

Uber CEO and TfL have "constructive meeting" in steps to avoid London ban

Uber CEO and TfL have "constructive meeting" in steps to avoid London ban

By Rik Henderson

Last week, regulatory body Transport for London revealed that Uber has been refused a renewed licence to operate in the UK's capital.The app-based taxi firm will not be able to pick up passengers in the city beyond the expiry of its current licence. That... Read more

A Pixel XL retrospective: A year with the first Made by Google phone

A Pixel XL retrospective: A year with the first Made by Google phone

By Chris Hall

A year is a long time in technology. For someone who reviews smartphones, it means a lot of phone changes, it means a shift in the hardware platform that phones are running on, it means tweaks, changes and a lot of marketing spiel to absorb, process and... Read more

Xbox One 4K movie prices plummet, thanks mainly to Apple

Xbox One 4K movie prices plummet, thanks mainly to Apple

By Rik Henderson

With Apple launching Ultra HD versions of many films on iTunes at rock bottom prices, others are following suit. First, Amazon dropped its 4K movie prices, for both rental and purchase, now Microsoft, through the Xbox Store, is doing the same.Apple launched... Read more