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Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs

Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs

By Max Langridge

Freeview and Sony have made the joint announcement that the Freeview Play connected TV platform is being rolled out to select Sony TVs. The service, which is now supported by three of the four major TV manufacturers and 18 in total, provides quick, easy... Read more

Nokia could finally unveil the Nokia 9 in 2018, alongside a new Nokia 8

Nokia could finally unveil the Nokia 9 in 2018, alongside a new Nokia 8

By Max Langridge

The Nokia 9 may finally see the light of day in early-2018, according to Chinese media site MyDrivers.The flagship smartphone has received its fair share of rumours during 2017, with many expecting it to launch before the year was out, but that doesn't... Read more

Honor View 10 is a 6-inch flagship with facial recognition and other Apple-esque talents

Honor View 10 is a 6-inch flagship with facial recognition and other Apple-esque talents

By Rik Henderson

As well as the much-anticipated Honor 7X, the Chinese manufacturer also announced a 5.99-inch device that it terms its first “AI smartphone”.It’s similar to parent company Huawei’s Mate 10 – certainly aiming for the same sector – and is powered... Read more

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition phone announced - see it here

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition phone announced - see it here

By Elyse Betters

If you love OnePlus and Star Wars, prepare to lose your mind.With Star Wars: The Last Jedi about to hit cinemas in two weeks, we’re seeing all sorts of merchandise pop up, and that includes tie-ins with tech companies such as OnePlus, which has just... Read more

Facebook Messenger Kids: How does it work and where is it available?

Facebook Messenger Kids: How does it work and where is it available?

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has launched a new version of Messenger for kids.Appropriately called Messenger Kids, it’s a new messaging app designed specifically for kids between the ages of six and 12. It does not require a Facebook account, which makes sense, considering... Read more

Zizo Bolt explored: It's one tough case

Zizo Bolt explored: It's one tough case

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Zizo Wireless Bolt series is the company's flagship case. It fits not only the latest iPhones, including the new iPhone X, but also other manufacturers leading flagship handsets including phones from Samsung, LG, and ZTE.We take a closer look as to... Read more

65 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

65 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

By Britta O'Boyle

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so.To most questions you'll get a standard... Read more

Best tech toys 2017: Connected toys, robots and more

Best tech toys 2017: Connected toys, robots and more

By Stuart Miles

For many, the days of just building a spaceship out of Lego or playing a game of Monopoly are long gone.Today, kids want interactive tech toys that are powered by an app or that connect to the internet. They want animals that learn and grow as you play... Read more

Mega deal: Get 3 Google Home Minis for £89

Mega deal: Get 3 Google Home Minis for £89

By Max Langridge

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, and served up some tantalising deals in the process, but that hasn't stopped Google's official eBay store from carrying on with some super discounts. See the Google Home Mini 3 pack at eBay Right now... Read more

Google reveals the best Android apps of 2017, did your favourites make the list?

Google reveals the best Android apps of 2017, did your favourites make the list?

By Max Langridge

As 2017 comes to an end, Google has announced the most downloaded Android apps of the year, along with various other 'top five' lists. But have your favourites made the cut?The most downloaded list only takes into account new apps that were released on... Read more

Google made a computer vision kit so your Raspberry Pi devices can see

Google made a computer vision kit so your Raspberry Pi devices can see

By Elyse Betters

Google has unveiled a new add-on for Raspberry Pi.At Google I/O earlier this year, Google wasn't shy about discussing technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning and how it is committed to integrating them into its products and services.... Read more

Forget your password? No worries, just let Samsung scan your palm

Forget your password? No worries, just let Samsung scan your palm

By Elyse Betters

Samsung is looking into a new way of verifying your identity and, oddly, reminding you of your password should you ever forget it.The company, which already offers biometric-based unlocking technologies on its devices, ranging from facial recognition... Read more

The co-founder of Vine says he's working on a 'follow-up' app to Vine

The co-founder of Vine says he's working on a 'follow-up' app to Vine

By Elyse Betters

A follow-up to Vine is in the works.Vine was a mobile app that allowed users to share six-second videos. Founded in 2012, it became hugely popular almost overnight, which led to Twitter buying it and, well, letting it flounder and fail within a few years.... Read more

Apple Heart Study launches as FDA clears first Apple Watch EKG reader

Apple Heart Study launches as FDA clears first Apple Watch EKG reader

By Elyse Betters

Apple has launched a new app.It isn't a productivity app or video app or note-taking app or any of that usual app stuff. Instead, this new app will allow the company to collect your heart rhythm data, as long as you're wearing the Apple Watch. Called... Read more

Like Microsoft's Edge browser? Now you can use it on iOS and Android

Like Microsoft's Edge browser? Now you can use it on iOS and Android

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft unveiled a beta version of its Edge browser for iOS and Android last month, but now, it is officially launching the app for anyone to try.Microsoft's mobile strategy over the past couple years has been all about developing quirky-yet-useful... Read more

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

By Rik Henderson

Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... Read more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

By Rik Henderson

One of the big selling points for the Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X is that, as well as more than 1,000 dedicated games, you can also play an ever-increasing library of Xbox 360 titles. Great for those with a large collection of older games and those... Read more

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

By Rik Henderson

We all rely heavily on technology these days and why not? Most gadgets are enablers that aid us in our daily lives. Where would we be without our smartphones, tablets, TVs, the internet or an electronic back scratcher?However, overuse of tech can be... Read more

Xbox One X enhanced games list: Here are all the games that play better on Xbox One X

Xbox One X enhanced games list: Here are all the games that play better on Xbox One X

By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One X is now available and, thanks to its superior chipset and raw power, more than 100 games have been or are being updated to make the most of its 4K HDR video abilities, higher frame rates or both.A fair few of these "enhanced" titles are... Read more

99 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

99 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

By Rik Henderson

Technology can be a wonderful, glorious thing. It can also be totally and utterly misused, especially when in the hands of buffoons.Adobe Photoshop is a prime example of a tool that can make photos and images look spectacular, yet also create the most... Read more

EE Hawk is a £150 smartphone capable of 300mbps download speeds

EE Hawk is a £150 smartphone capable of 300mbps download speeds

By Max Langridge

EE has introduced the Hawk smartphone, a wallet-friendly device at £150 that is Cat 6-enabled, meaning it can support 4G+ download speeds up to 300mbps. The Hawk has already proven to produce download speeds of 238mbps at London's Wembley Stadium on... Read more

Apple iPhone X problems: Common problems and how to fix them

Apple iPhone X problems: Common problems and how to fix them

By Elyse Betters

Now that people are getting their hands on the iPhone X, many are struggling to understand some of the new features and gestures, while others are realising that that there a few problems to overcome too.The iPhone X is undoubtedly the biggest and boldest... Read more

Lego AR-Studio brings Lego bricks to life in a digital world

Lego AR-Studio brings Lego bricks to life in a digital world

By Max Langridge

Lego has just launched a new AR app for iOS 11 devices that will let Master Builders the world over combine real-life Lego sets with virtual ones to create a brand new way of playing. Apple's AR platform: These demos show what ARKit can do Lego Boost... Read more

Is HMD working on a new Nokia 5? Leaked benchmark suggests yes

Is HMD working on a new Nokia 5? Leaked benchmark suggests yes

By Elyse Betters

HMD Global appears to be working on a new Nokia phone.There is currently a lot of excitement about the company's yet-to-be-announced Nokia 9, which is expected to launch next year as a high-end flagship device, but little has been said so far about HMD's... Read more

YouTube Reels explained: How the Snapchat Stories-like tool works

YouTube Reels explained: How the Snapchat Stories-like tool works

By Elyse Betters

YouTube has announced a new feature: Reels.The Google-owned video platform revealed in a blog post, which mostly discussed the expansion of the Community tab, that it is introducing Reels as a way of giving its users the ability to share content in the... Read more

MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug allows admin access without a password: Who is affected and how to fix it

MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug allows admin access without a password: Who is affected and how to fix it

By Elyse Betters

A massive security hole affecting Mac computers running the latest version of MacOS High Sierra has been discovered.This is a critical bug that allows anyone on a Mac to log in and change the admin settings - using just the username "root" with no password,... Read more

Waze satellite-navigation app now caters for motorcyclists with dedicated hands-free mode

Waze satellite-navigation app now caters for motorcyclists with dedicated hands-free mode

By Max Langridge

Sat-nav app Waze has introduced a new motorcycle mode, making it easier for the estimated 1.1 million riders on the road to get directions to destinations. The new mode, which comes included in the latest update to Waze, is a dedicated section solely... Read more

A whole host of BBC boxsets are coming back to iPlayer for Christmas: Peaky Blinders, Planet Earth, Sherlock and more

A whole host of BBC boxsets are coming back to iPlayer for Christmas: Peaky Blinders, Planet Earth, Sherlock and more

By Max Langridge

The BBC has announced it will be bringing back a bucketload of box sets back to the iPlayer from 16 December, just in time for the holiday period, so viewers will always have something to watch. Whether it be finally watching a series you've been meaning... Read more

What is the ROXI Entertainment device, how much is it and what can it do?

What is the ROXI Entertainment device, how much is it and what can it do?

By Max Langridge

Music streaming services are nothing new anymore, there are plenty of options on the market, each with their own unique features to try and grab your attention. But at the end of the day, all they can really do is give you music to listen to. ROXI wants... Read more

The history and future of jetpacks: Mankind's obsession with personal flight in photos

The history and future of jetpacks: Mankind's obsession with personal flight in photos

By Adrian Willings

Earlier this month, British inventor, Richard Browning set a new record for fastest flight in a body controlled jet engine powered suit. Using an Iron Man-like jet suit he managed to achieve a speed of over 32 mph over the waters of Lagoona Park in Reading,... Read more

Instagram rolls out Remix feature, letting you draw on friends' photos

Instagram rolls out Remix feature, letting you draw on friends' photos

By Max Langridge

Instagram has begun rolling out a brand new feature to its photo-bass app that, if you use Snapchat, will be familiar. It's called "Remix" and it lets you draw and annotate on pictures you've been sent directly by friends, for you to then be able to send... Read more

Fitbit Charge 2 is only £99 for one of the best fitness trackers around

Fitbit Charge 2 is only £99 for one of the best fitness trackers around

By Chris Hall

The Fitbit Charge 2 is one on the most popular models in the Fitbit range, bringing plenty of fitness to your wrist. Normally selling for around £139, the Fitbit Charge 2 is now £99. It was reduced for Cyber Monday to £99 and the price is fluctuating... Read more

Damson launches the S-Series totally wireless Dolby Atmos speaker system

Damson launches the S-Series totally wireless Dolby Atmos speaker system

By Max Langridge

UK audio company Damson has announced a completely wireless Dolby Atmos speaker system - except for power cables of course - at an affordable price to bring the enveloping sound technology to more homes. Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I... Read more

Windows 10 Sets: How do the tabs work and when can you try them?

Windows 10 Sets: How do the tabs work and when can you try them?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced a new Windows 10 feature, called Sets."Sets" is basically another name for tabs. The company is planning to add tabs to apps in Windows 10, allowing you to group together apps in a single window pane. Windows 10 testers have been... Read more

What is HDMI 2.1 and when will the first cables arrive?

What is HDMI 2.1 and when will the first cables arrive?

By Elyse Betters

A new version of HDMI is here.Most devices today use HDMI version 2.0, but the HDMI Forum, which is the governing organisation that sets specifications for HDMI cables, announced and just released version 2.1. It brings some major changes, including support... Read more

Motorola to release X5, E5 and G6 smartphones in 2018, Play name to return

Motorola to release X5, E5 and G6 smartphones in 2018, Play name to return

By Max Langridge

It seems like only yesterday we were writing about the Motorola Moto X4, and in fact our review of the current X-series flagship only went live at the beginning of this month. But in the world of smartphones things move at lightning speed, so much so,... Read more

Cyber Monday deals week: Save $50 on Garmin Speak, brings Alexa navigation to your car

Cyber Monday deals week: Save $50 on Garmin Speak, brings Alexa navigation to your car

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Cyber Monday deals didn't end on Monday, as evident by an amazing deal it currently has for an Alexa-enabled Garmin device.Garmin, the company once well-known for its GPS navigation devices, recently announced a new speaker that doubles as the... Read more

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

By Max Langridge

While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution.Big technology and car companies are all too aware... Read more

Fitbit Ionic price reduction to £249 remains, save £50 on this smart fitness watch

Fitbit Ionic price reduction to £249 remains, save £50 on this smart fitness watch

By Chris Hall

Fitbit's second attempt at a smartwatch - the Fitbit Ionic - had a Black Friday deal price of £249 - and that price has stayed now that the sales are over.That might bring this smart fitness watch a bit closer to your budget, a saving of £50 over the... Read more

Wow! You can get a 1TB PS4 Pro for just £260 right now

Wow! You can get a 1TB PS4 Pro for just £260 right now

By Rik Henderson

Although the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is dying down there are still some amazing deals to be had, and if you didn't snag yourself a console bargain in the last week you now have a chance to grab one of the best.Amazon.co.uk currently lists... Read more

Miss the Instant Pot Black Friday special? No worries, it's now 40% off for Cyber Monday

Miss the Instant Pot Black Friday special? No worries, it's now 40% off for Cyber Monday

By Elyse Betters

The popular Instant Pot is on-sale for Cyber Monday.The Instant Pot DUO Plus 6qt nine-in-one model is just $74.95, down from its usual $119.95 price on Amazon (US). The deal is for Cyber Monday only, however, so you best hurry. But that's not all: The... Read more

Apple sale: Save up to $100 on BeatsX, PowerBeats3, or Solo3 headphones

Apple sale: Save up to $100 on BeatsX, PowerBeats3, or Solo3 headphones

By Elyse Betters

Apple has discounted three of its Beats headphone models up to 30-per cent off their usual prices.The company doesn't often mark down its prices on products, and it has been known to skip Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales altogether in past years, though,... Read more

LG G7 and Samsung Galaxy S9 could go head-to-head at CES 2018

LG G7 and Samsung Galaxy S9 could go head-to-head at CES 2018

By Max Langridge

Both the LG G7 and Samsung Galaxy S9 (and S9+) could all launch at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, according to industry analysts, as the South Korean manufacturers want to get their newest products into the market first to fend off any competition. The news comes... Read more

TfL's plans for 4G coverage on the London Underground in 2019 are still on track

TfL's plans for 4G coverage on the London Underground in 2019 are still on track

By Max Langridge

Following a successful trial during the summer period on the Waterloo and City line, TfL is sticking to its promise to begin rolling out full 4G coverage on the London Underground network from 2019. London Underground to have full 4G mobile network coverage... Read more

Huge discount on Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, up to £240 off for Cyber Monday

Huge discount on Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, up to £240 off for Cyber Monday

By Cam Bunton

With Black Friday weekend now winding down you may have assumed no more good discounts would be available. If you did, we're pleased to inform you that there's still some more life left in this discount extravaganza yet.  Best Black Friday and Cyber... Read more

Moleskine's Paper Tablet and Smart Planner are now supported by Windows 10

Moleskine's Paper Tablet and Smart Planner are now supported by Windows 10

By Max Langridge

Moleskine has announced a new Notes app for Microsoft Windows 10 devices that finally allows anyone with a Moleskine Paper Tablet notebook, Smart Planner and Pen+ smart pen, to write out handwritten notes and have them digitally synced to a Windows 10... Read more

Amazing HP Mixed Reality headset Cyber Monday deal gives you £100 off a prime VR bundle

Amazing HP Mixed Reality headset Cyber Monday deal gives you £100 off a prime VR bundle

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is betting the bank on its Windows Mixed Reality technology and you don't have to break yours to jump on board. That's because, for Cyber Monday, Amazon has an amazing deal on the HP VR1000 headset and motion trackers.You can get the HP VR1000... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK fashion watch deals: Casio, Fossil, Vivienne Westwood, Cavalli, Kors, Boss and more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK fashion watch deals: Casio, Fossil, Vivienne Westwood, Cavalli, Kors, Boss and more

By Britta O'Boyle

Smartwatches might have become the norm for some people, but there are still those of us who would rather a beautiful, elegant timepiece on our wrists rather than one that tells us how many likes we've had on our latest Instagram post.If you're in... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK Blu-ray deals: 4K Ultra HD and box set discounts galore

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK Blu-ray deals: 4K Ultra HD and box set discounts galore

By Max Langridge

With Black Friday over it's now time for the deals to come flooding in on Cyber Monday. You've bought your new 4K TV and soundbar and now you just need some new content to watch through it all. We've rounded up some of the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays and... Read more