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Sonos update brings the Alexa Spotify control you've been waiting for

Sonos update brings the Alexa Spotify control you've been waiting for

By Chris Hall

Sonos likes to get things right before it unleashes changes upon the community and ever since Alexa voice control made a connection with Sonos, there's been one glaring omission: complete Spotify voice control like you get on the Amazon Echo.It was promised... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 not expected to undergo radical redesign, incremental updates expected instead

Samsung Galaxy S9 not expected to undergo radical redesign, incremental updates expected instead

By Max Langridge

Samsung isn't expected to make too many drastic changes to the design of the Galaxy S9, instead relying on the largely successful design of the Galaxy S8, at least, that's according to usually reliable leaker Evan Blass. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's... Read more

Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones in £159 Black Friday deal

Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones in £159 Black Friday deal

By Chris Hall

If you're a frequent flyer, then the sight of Bose headphones will be familiar. For many years, Bose has been considered the leader when it comes to noise cancellation and that's seen its QuietComfort headphones liberally adorning aircraft cabins across... Read more

Minecraft comes to Windows Mixed Reality ahead of major update

Minecraft comes to Windows Mixed Reality ahead of major update

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is still new, but we're starting to see exciting and immersive content arrive for it, including SteamVR titles, and now, Microsoft's own blocky adventure game.That's right. Minecraft has officially arrived for... Read more

OnePlus 5T now available from O2 and direct from OnePlus

OnePlus 5T now available from O2 and direct from OnePlus

By Chris Hall

The OnePlus 5T is now official, we've had our hands on it and think it's the best phone the company has made. It really pushes the boundaries of what you can expect to get from a phone less than £500. The best part is, now it's available to buy.  OnePlus... Read more

Misfit launches Command hybrid smartwatch, combining classic watch looks with modern-day smarts

Misfit launches Command hybrid smartwatch, combining classic watch looks with modern-day smarts

By Max Langridge

Misfit has announced the Command Hybrid smartwatch, a mash-up of fitness tracker and smartwatch in a sleek, minimalist body that at first glance looks like a regular analogue watch. It's available in a range of colours and with a either stainless steel... Read more

Black Friday Paperwhite steal: The best Kindle is only £79 today

Black Friday Paperwhite steal: The best Kindle is only £79 today

By Chris Hall

Amazon's Black Friday sales are landing through-out the week, but today you can get one of the most appealing offers: the Kindle Paperwhite for £79.99, or $89.99 for those in the US.Normally priced at £109.99, there's a £30 saving on the Kindle that... Read more

Google Home price slashed by £50 for Black Friday, across loads of retailers

Google Home price slashed by £50 for Black Friday, across loads of retailers

By Chris Hall

Google has made the surprise move of slashing the price of Google Home and the Google Home Mini as we ramp up towards Black Friday.The huge discount to Google Home brings the price in line with Amazon's new second-gen Echo, while the new Google Home Mini... Read more

Samsung seems to confirm foldable Galaxy X is real in support page

Samsung seems to confirm foldable Galaxy X is real in support page

By Elyse Betters

Samsung has inadvertently confirmed it is planning a device that was previously only rumoured: the Galaxy X.Thanks to a support page on Samsung’s own website (via Mobiel Kope and LetsGoDigital), details about the Galaxy X have surfaced online. The support... Read more

Uber bought 24,000 of these Volvo SUVs for its self-driving car fleet

Uber bought 24,000 of these Volvo SUVs for its self-driving car fleet

By Elyse Betters

Uber has signed a deal with Volvo.Under the deal, which is reportedly worth more than $1 billion, Volvo will supply the ride-hailing company with 24,000 "autonomous driving compatible" vehicles between 2019 and 2021. Uber is clearly trying to ramp up... Read more

Amazon announces new (RED) Echo and 150 other (RED) items for charity

Amazon announces new (RED) Echo and 150 other (RED) items for charity

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has partnered with (RED) on a US-only sale for charity.(RED), founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver, aims to help fight AIDS. It teams up with famous brands and companies, like Apple, which agree to contribute up to 50 per cent of profits from... Read more

Why great motion is important for your next TV choice

Why great motion is important for your next TV choice

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The single most defining feature of video is motion. In fact, the whole idea of stitching lots of still frames together to make video is to create pictures that move.Unfortunately for AV fans though, as well as being fundamental to the very definition... Read more

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

By Rik Henderson

Amazon Prime launched in 2007 in the UK and two-years earlier in the US. It's now available in multiple countries around the world and millions of members have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits. Not least early access to bargains during the current... Read more

The most popular Christmas toys and tech from over the last 40 years

The most popular Christmas toys and tech from over the last 40 years

By Adrian Willings

It seems like every year there's a new fad toy that's come to market just in time for Christmas and with high demand and limited stock, the shops are full of parents fighting to get the last one off the shelf. Over the last 40 years, there has been a... Read more

Photoshop fails go to the movies: 33 of the worst film posters of all time

Photoshop fails go to the movies: 33 of the worst film posters of all time

By Max Langridge

Movie posters are used the world over to advertise upcoming films. There are countless iconic posters throughout history that do an amazing job at grabbing your attention. Then there are posters that grab your attention, but for the completely wrong reasons.... Read more

Amazon Echo Plus hits Black Friday sales, yours for £109 today!

Amazon Echo Plus hits Black Friday sales, yours for £109 today!

By Chris Hall

With the Echo and Echo Dot already seeing Black Friday discounts, it's no surprise that Amazon has now extended this offer to the Echo Plus - the smartest of the smart speakers.The Echo Plus normally retails for £139.99, but is £30 off today, meaning... Read more

Grab yourself a PS4 Pro, FIFA 18 and COD: WW2 for under £300, 12-month PS Plus for just £37.49

Grab yourself a PS4 Pro, FIFA 18 and COD: WW2 for under £300, 12-month PS Plus for just £37.49

By Rik Henderson

It's not even Black Friday yet and there are plenty of amazing games deals around already. Many retailers are offering Xbox One S consoles for under £200, but not one to be outdone, PlayStation has announced some incredible discounts on its flagship... Read more

Amazon Kindle: A brief 10-year history from the original Kindle to the new Kindle Oasis

Amazon Kindle: A brief 10-year history from the original Kindle to the new Kindle Oasis

By Chris Hall

The Amazon Kindle was launched with one real aim: to bring people books. The Kindle was never designed to compete with tablets and sticking to this principle has allowed the Kindle to evolve through to the present day and excel at its task. The Kindle... Read more

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

By Adrian Willings

Amazon is pushing the Echo and Echo Dot hard, in a bid to dominate the connected home market before too many players - like Google - can catch up.The Amazon Echo got off to a flying start, establishing itself as one of the hottest smart home devices,... Read more

Apple HomePod: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple HomePod: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

Apple used its keynote at WWDC in June 2017 to announce a range of updates and evolutions, but the most exciting product to be unveiled at the time was the HomePod.Apple HomePod sees Apple looking to change how you listen to music, again, jumping on... Read more

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker delayed until "early 2018"

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker delayed until "early 2018"

By Rik Henderson

Apple announced its own music system to rival Google Home, Amazon Echo and Sonos back in June, in the form of the HomePod speaker. And at the time claimed that it would be released in the US and UK this December.It has, however, now announced a delay... Read more

Xbox One S now under £200 with two free games, including Star Wars Battlefront 2

Xbox One S now under £200 with two free games, including Star Wars Battlefront 2

By Rik Henderson

We'll be covering all the major Black Friday deals here on Pocket-lint up to and beyond 24 November, but one particularly deal has particularly stood out - especially if you're looking to get yourself a games console this Christmas.Amazon.co.uk, and several... Read more

Amazon Black Friday sales have started, amazing tech deals to be had right now

Amazon Black Friday sales have started, amazing tech deals to be had right now

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has started its Black Friday deals event. There are thousands of products available on its dedicated UK Black Friday pages with some amazing discounts on TVs, games consoles, games, smart home devices and many more tech items.An Xbox One S with... Read more

Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made with the longest battery range

Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made with the longest battery range

By Max Langridge

Electric car manufacturer Tesla has unveiled the Roadster, successor to the company's first ever production car. When the new two-seater officially launches, the Roadster will break several records, including being the first production car to accelerate... Read more

Paribus: How to easily find out if stores owe you a refund

Paribus: How to easily find out if stores owe you a refund

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Have you ever bought an item and then discovered that the store later discounted it?It's an annoying problem for most consumers. We all like a good deal, and we all like to get cash back, especially if it takes little to no effort. But, it's not easy... Read more

What is Facebook Creator and what can you do with it?

What is Facebook Creator and what can you do with it?

By Elyse Betters

Facebook is going all in on video.The social network has been focusing hardcore on video lately, with a big push into live video broadcasts, 360-degree videos, stories, auto-playing clips in the news feed, as well as the launch of a dedicated place to... Read more

Facebook Trust Indicators: What are they and can they stop fake news?

Facebook Trust Indicators: What are they and can they stop fake news?

By Elyse Betters

Fake news is an international crisis.The issues surrounding fake news are complex: first, you have world leaders using the term "fake news" as a way to deligitamise all media coverage of their regimes, and then there is the widespread sharing of misinformation,... Read more

Does your iPhone X not work in the cold? Then grab this update now

Does your iPhone X not work in the cold? Then grab this update now

By Elyse Betters

Apple has pushed out a new iOS update to fix a weird iPhone X quirk.The update, called iOS 11.1.2, is the seventh official update to Apple's iOS 11 mobile operating system. It arrives about one week after Apple released another iOS 11 update to correct... Read more

OnePlus 5T: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

OnePlus 5T: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

It's official: OnePlus has launched another smartphone in 2017 and it's called the OnePlus 5T. The new device is an update to the OnePlus 5, just like the OnePlus 3T was to the OnePlus 3, but rather than a hardware upgrade, the OnePlus 5T sees a design... Read more

OnePlus 5T officially unveiled, complete with facial recognition and a 6-inch screen

OnePlus 5T officially unveiled, complete with facial recognition and a 6-inch screen

By Cam Bunton

OnePlus’ follow up to the OnePlus 5 is officially here. Just like last year, the disruptive tech company has launched a “T” version of its 2017 flagship. From the front, it looks like a brand new series, but on the whole, there’s not a massive... Read more

Amazon Echo Show: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Amazon Echo Show: Release date, price and everything you need to know

By Max Langridge

Amazon has an extensive range of Echo devices. All of them can respond to voice commands, control smart home products and answer questions, but the Echo Show is a little different.It's the only Echo Device with a touchscreen display, and ushers in some... Read more

Netgear adds Circle from Disney parental controls to its routers

Netgear adds Circle from Disney parental controls to its routers

By Rik Henderson

We tested the Circle with Disney system in the summer and loved the way it can control a whole family's internet usage simply. Clearly, so does Netgear. It is adding the user-friendly parental control tech to its routers and Wi-Fi devices.It will initially... Read more

Honor V10 with bezel-less screen to launch in China on 28 November. Global launch to follow?

Honor V10 with bezel-less screen to launch in China on 28 November. Global launch to follow?

By Max Langridge

Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, has confirmed it will be launching a new V10 smartphone in China on 28 November. While the company, who recently won the Pocket-lint Award for best mid-range phone in the Honor 9, hasn't revealed any details about the phone,... Read more

Motorola's latest Moto Mod is a Polaroid printer for your phone

Motorola's latest Moto Mod is a Polaroid printer for your phone

By Elyse Betters

Motorola has a new Moto Mod: the Polaroid Insta-Share Printer.Motorola has a handful of modular attachments for its Moto Z smartphone line. These attachments, dubbed Moto Mods, expand the functionality of a phone. In this case, the Polaroid Insta-Share... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 set for early-2018 reveal?

Samsung Galaxy S9 set for early-2018 reveal?

By Max Langridge

Samsung may launch the Galaxy S9 flagship earlier in the year in 2018 than the S8, according to Twitter user Ricciolo1, who has been accurate with leaks and predictions in the past. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What’s the story so far?  Not only does... Read more

Geneva Touring/xS is a Bluetooth speaker with style and substance

Geneva Touring/xS is a Bluetooth speaker with style and substance

By Max Langridge

Geneva Lab has unveiled the latest and smallest addition to its Touring range of portable wireless speakers and radios. The Touring/xS is, as its name suggests, extra small and so misses out on radio functionality to work solely as a wireless speaker.... Read more

Fossil unveils the Q Control, its first water-resistant smartwatch with heart rate monitor

Fossil unveils the Q Control, its first water-resistant smartwatch with heart rate monitor

By Max Langridge

Fossil has announced the Q Control, a brand new smartwatch and fitness tracker that has a couple of firsts for the company. It's the first of Fossil's watches to come with a built-in optical heart rate sensor and a water-resistant case, making it ideal... Read more

John Lewis and Google bring Moz the Monster to life with interactive storybook

John Lewis and Google bring Moz the Monster to life with interactive storybook

By Max Langridge

To coincide with the debut of Moz the Monster, the star of John Lewis' Christmas campaign, the retail giant has released a storybook for children. The story reveals how Moz is discovered by a young boy named Joe, hiding under his bed. The book, and Moz,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 may be bundled with AKG Bluetooth buds

Samsung Galaxy S9 may be bundled with AKG Bluetooth buds

By Max Langridge

We're still a fair few months away from the Samsung Galaxy S9 official launch - which we expect to be towards the end of March - but the rumours keep coming. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far? The latest comes from Twitter user IceUniverse -... Read more

Currys Black Friday deals include £800 off 55-inch LG OLED TV, £20 off Amazon Echo and loads more

Currys Black Friday deals include £800 off 55-inch LG OLED TV, £20 off Amazon Echo and loads more

By Max Langridge

Currys PC World has started its Black Friday event early by announcing a number of "Why Wait?" deals available in store and online before Black Friday officially takes place on Friday 24 November.The retailer guarantees deal prices on the selected products... Read more

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 in pictures

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 in pictures

By Stuart Miles

This year's EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards was the best yet, and here are the pictures to prove it. Announced during a lush ceremony at Church House, Westminster, with support from sponsors EE, Honor, Sky News Swipe and MSN, those rewarded represent the... Read more

Muse is an Alexa device for your car that allows music, navigation access

Muse is an Alexa device for your car that allows music, navigation access

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Alexa assistant is officially coming to cars.Sure, vehicles can already integrate the technology, but those are few and far between. Then, there's Garmin, which has made a GPS device-speaker thing that includes Alexa in order to serve up spoken... Read more

Ecobee thermostats can now be voice-controlled via Google Assistant

Ecobee thermostats can now be voice-controlled via Google Assistant

By Elyse Betters

Ecobee's smart home devices just got, well, smarter, thanks to Google.The company makes things like thermostats, such as the Ecobee 3, Ecobee3 Lite, and Ecobee 4, and now, it has announced that those very devices can now be controlled through Goole Home... Read more

Apple's 2019 iPhone might feature a laser-based 3D sensor on the back

Apple's 2019 iPhone might feature a laser-based 3D sensor on the back

By Elyse Betters

The iPhone X is barely a month old and already people want to know about future iPhones and what they might feature.Well, the rumour mill is already discussing the 2019 iPhone: according to a Bloomberg, Apple is developing a “3D sensor” for the back... Read more

Apple could add Face ID tech to next HomePod so it can identify you

Apple could add Face ID tech to next HomePod so it can identify you

By Elyse Betters

Apple's HomePod speaker still isn't available, but that hasn't stopped the rumour mill from talking about the next version.According to a report by Nikkei, one of Apple's Taiwanese suppliers, Inventec Appliances, has projected that next year's model... Read more

Best advent calendars 2017: From lipsticks and Lego to gin and rare whiskey

Best advent calendars 2017: From lipsticks and Lego to gin and rare whiskey

By Britta O'Boyle

December is an exciting month for lots of children, not just because of Christmas falls and the (very, very small) chance of snow, but because many get a piece of chocolate every single morning for 25 days straight. The chocolate might be a bit on... Read more

Bose Sleepbuds block out snorers to help you get to sleep

Bose Sleepbuds block out snorers to help you get to sleep

By Max Langridge

Bose has announced a new pair of in-ear headphones, but with a twist. Instead of wearing them during the day to listen to music, you pop them in at night to drown out any annoying noises such as someone snoring, barking dogs or traffic going past your... Read more

Amazon kicks off Black Friday deals with 3-months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p

Amazon kicks off Black Friday deals with 3-months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p

By Rik Henderson

Amazon is always one of the retailers that goes all out for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and we fully expect this year to be no different. In fact, it has started early with a big discount on its Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service.Basically Amazon's... Read more

HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Elyse Betters

HTC has officially unveiled a brand new VR headset called the HTC Vive Focus. It's a standalone headset that runs on HTC's own VR platform, the also brand new Vive Wave and has access to the Viveport content store for downloading apps and games. Allow... Read more