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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

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

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

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

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

Amazon US deals: Save on Echo, Fire TV 4K, Fire Tablets and more
Amazon US deals: Save on Echo, Fire TV 4K, Fire Tablets and more By Max Langridge

Amazon is knocking down prices of some of its devices in both the UK and US, with different deals to be had depending which side of the pond you're on. In the US, Amazon is offering money off the Echo Dot and Echo Dot Kids Edition, Echo, Echo Show, Fire... Read more

Huawei announces 6 million P20 smartphones sold: What's all the fuss about?
Huawei announces 6 million P20 smartphones sold: What's all the fuss about? By Chris Hall

Huawei has confirmed that it has managed to shift some 6 million P20 smartphones, although it doesn't divulge what the breakdown is between the regular P20 and the super P20 Pro model.Launching on 27 March 2018, Huawei has confirmed that P20 sales are... Read more

Trio of Microsoft Surface devices leak out, including foldable tablet
Trio of Microsoft Surface devices leak out, including foldable tablet By Max Langridge

Information regarding a trio of new Microsoft Surface devices has leaked out, courtesy of Brad Sams at Thurrott. Sams has been able to lay his eyes on some internal documents relating to Microsoft's plans for the Surface brand, which reveal codenames... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 colour options revealed, which is your favourite?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 colour options revealed, which is your favourite? By Max Langridge

Samsung has a habit of releasing its devices in a number of different colours, either as worldwide options or exclusives for certain markets or mobile operators. That once again looks to be the case for the Galaxy Note 9, which may well be available in... Read more

Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan
Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan By Max Langridge

After going under the Mission E concept name, Porsche has finally given its first all-electric sports car an official name: Taycan. The name roughly translates to lively young horse, fitting, seeing as a prancing horse has featured in the company's emblem... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music adds offline music to Garmin's sporty smartwatch
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music adds offline music to Garmin's sporty smartwatch By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced the Vivoactive 3 Music, which as the name suggests, adds music to the sporty smartwatch experience that the Vivoactive offers.Like the Forerunner 645 Music that was announced earlier in the year, the Vivoactive 3 Music will let you... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ3 images surface showing dual-lens camera
Sony Xperia XZ3 images surface showing dual-lens camera By Max Langridge

No sooner had the Xperia XZ2 launched, rumours surrounding an Xperia XZ3 sequel soon started making the rounds. A leaked spec sheet from Japan allegedly revealed the XZ3 would take some of the features of the XZ2 Premium i.e. a dual-lens camera and put... Read more

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?
What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon Music Unlimited is performing rather well. MIDiA says it's the third largest music streaming service after Spotify and Apple Music, with around 16 million subscribers. Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Music Unlimited, including... Read more

Sky to give cricket the 4K treatment, starting with England T20 and ODI matches
Sky to give cricket the 4K treatment, starting with England T20 and ODI matches By Max Langridge

Sky is increasing the amount of sport it broadcasts in 4K by announcing that from today 13 June, cricket fans will be able to watch all of England's T20 and One Day International matches in 4K Ultra HD through Sky Q and the Sky Sports Cricket channel.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to get larger battery thanks to horizontal camera
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to get larger battery thanks to horizontal camera By Max Langridge

Some recent renders of the Galaxy Note 9 show Samsung has reverted to a horizontal camera design after opting for a vertical array on the Galaxy S9 duo. At first, it could have just been a case of Samsung sticking to one design for the Note series and... Read more

Samsung may embed earpiece in Galaxy S10 display
Samsung may embed earpiece in Galaxy S10 display By Max Langridge

Samsung isn't expected to implement a notch design in its future smartphones, but it will want to increase the screen-to-body ratio of its devices to keep up with the competition. To that end, a report out of South Korea says that Samsung will utilise... Read more

Currys PC World admits massive data breach involving millions of cards and personal records
Currys PC World admits massive data breach involving millions of cards and personal records By Dan Grabham

The owner of Currys PC World has admitted that millions of bits of data have been compromised in a cyber attack on the company, which is now called Dixons Carphone. More than 5.9 million card records used in Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores... Read more

Apple Watch 4 could get touch-sensitive buttons with haptic feedback
Apple Watch 4 could get touch-sensitive buttons with haptic feedback By Max Langridge

Apple may be looking to replace the buttons on the Apple Watch with solid-state buttons for the Apple Watch 4, according to a report from Fast Company. The report, which cites a source with direct knowledge of Apple's plans, says that Apple will stick... Read more

Sony prevents Fortnite cross-play between PS4 and Switch
Sony prevents Fortnite cross-play between PS4 and Switch By Max Langridge

Nintendo used E3 to announce that the hugely popular game Fortnite is now available as a free download on the Switch console. One of the biggest selling points of Fortnite is that it supports cross-play between various platforms, that is except for the... Read more

This is the OnePlus 6 Silk White in pictures, back in stock
This is the OnePlus 6 Silk White in pictures, back in stock By Mike Lowe

This is the OnePlus 6 in its limited edition Silk White finish. Oh la la.Following the OnePlus 6 announcement at The Copper Box in London today, 16 May, the handset was revealed in Midnight Black and Mirror Black for its 22 May launch.We've been handling... Read more

How to set up Google Home with SmartThings
How to set up Google Home with SmartThings By Maggie Tillman

Did you know Samsung's SmartThings works with Google Assistant?You can use the SmartThings app and hub to connect different smart home devices from different brands (including sensors, locks, light switches, outlets, and thermostats) together. These devices... Read more

Microsoft might release next Xbox alongside a family of devices in 2020
Microsoft might release next Xbox alongside a family of devices in 2020 By Maggie Tillman

Don't expect the next Xbox console to arrive until 2020.Microsoft is planning to launch its next-generation Xbox in two years, according to Thurrott.com. It is reportedly developing a “family of devices”, in fact, with the codename Scarlett. Keep... Read more