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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

Amazing Microsoft US Black Friday deals revealed: Xbox One S for $189, Mixed Reality and more

Amazing Microsoft US Black Friday deals revealed: Xbox One S for $189, Mixed Reality and more

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has announced some incredible Black Friday deals already, in the US at least. We fully expect UK bargains to be unveiled soon and if they are anything like the massive discounts on offer in the States, we suspect the online store will be inundated.In... Read more

Apple to release three iPhones, including iPhone X Plus in 2018

Apple to release three iPhones, including iPhone X Plus in 2018

By Max Langridge

Following his prediction that Apple will release two iPhone models with OLED screens in 2018, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed the screen sizes he expects them to sport and claims a third LCD-screen iPhone will be launched alongside them.... Read more

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is considering a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video, a new report has claimed. The streaming service is a benefit for Amazon Prime subscribers, who currently pay $99 a year for their membership. They get things like free two-day shipping... Read more

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is stepping up its original series efforts in a major way.Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, apparently wants Amazon's original TV division to develop more big, primetime-level shows, kind of like Game of Thrones. It was previously reported that Amazon... Read more

Check out Boston Dynamics' latest robot hellhound

Check out Boston Dynamics' latest robot hellhound

By Elyse Betters

Boston Dynamics can apparently only make nightmare-inducing robots.The robot company, which was once owned by Google but is now owned by Japan's SoftBank, makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look creepy (see this one and this... Read more

How to broadcast voice messages to your Google Home speakers

How to broadcast voice messages to your Google Home speakers

By Elyse Betters

You can now use your Google Home speakers as an intercom system.Google has updated its Google Home speaker lineup so that you can easily send a message to everyone in your home or office. It's basically pushed a Google Assistant upgrade that lets you... Read more

Nike announces new 'Midnight Fog' Apple Watch with matching trainers

Nike announces new 'Midnight Fog' Apple Watch with matching trainers

By Elyse Betters

Nike and Apple partnered up on a new Nike Apple Watch Series 3.They're releasing the "Midnight Fog edition Nike Apple Watch Cellular + GPS", which is designed to match Nike's new Air VaporMax trainers. Keep in mind, the shoe company, which has a long... Read more

33 of the weirdest and wildest movie villains of all time

33 of the weirdest and wildest movie villains of all time

By Adrian Willings

They say that no idea is original, but there have certainly been some weird and wild movie villains over the years. From not-so-terrifying toy robots to un-frightening foodstuffs, we dive into the weird world of unlikely, and often unwise, movie villains.... Read more

PS4 owners can play online for free this week, no PS Plus subscription needed

PS4 owners can play online for free this week, no PS Plus subscription needed

By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced that you won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online between 10am Wednesday 15 and 10am Monday 20 November. Online multiplayer during that period will be completely free for all players in the UK and Europe.Called the... Read more

Police called to break up Amazon Alexa’s very own self-controlled party

Police called to break up Amazon Alexa’s very own self-controlled party

By Max Langridge

A resident living in Hamburg, Germany arrived back to his flat after a night out to find a new lock and an invoice after his Amazon Echo decided to start playing loud music between 2 and 3am. Amazon Echo (original) vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look... Read more

Apple Watch Series 3's mobile connection saves stranded surfer's life

Apple Watch Series 3's mobile connection saves stranded surfer's life

By Max Langridge

A kitesurfer from California who got stranded out in the ocean has said he was able to contact the lifeguard and get taken back to shore all thanks to his Apple Watch Series 3. Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch, albeit with plenty of caveats... Read more

Why great colour is important for your next TV choice

Why great colour is important for your next TV choice

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The picture quality of any TV you buy depends on five key elements: contrast, colour, sharpness, motion clarity, and source recognition/adaptation.We recently looked at the first of these, contrast, in the context of Philips' stunning new P5 picture processing... Read more

Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?

Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?

By Elyse Betters

Disney is currently developing on a standalone streaming service - and it hasn't been shy about discussing it with the media.Thanks to the company's talkative CEO, we have a good idea about when it will launch, how much it will cost, and what types of... Read more

Roku's voice-controlled smart speaker: What's the story so far?

Roku's voice-controlled smart speaker: What's the story so far?

By Elyse Betters

Thanks to Amazon, every tech company is making a smart speaker.Heavyweights like Google, Apple, and Microsoft are now competing with Amazon's Alexa platform and Echo lineup, by releasing their own speakers loaded with assistants. And let's not forget... Read more

This is the BlackBerry Motion: Specs, images and pricing revealed

This is the BlackBerry Motion: Specs, images and pricing revealed

By Max Langridge

BlackBerry is a brand name synonymous with one thing: keyboards. When you think of the mobile maker's name, you think of old-style smartphones equipped with tiny QWERTY keys. But it has been known to dabble in all-touch devices. In the latter years of... Read more

Canton DM5 will fill your room with TV-boosting sound from a compact body

Canton DM5 will fill your room with TV-boosting sound from a compact body

By Max Langridge

German audio manufacturer Canton has announced its latest soundbar in the DM5. It joins a roster of other top-performing soundbars and soundbases in the DM range, but has a much smaller footprint for those short on space. Q Acoustics M2 review: Super... Read more

OnePlus 5T "confirmed" to cost the same as OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5T "confirmed" to cost the same as OnePlus 5

By Max Langridge

We're just under a week away from seeing the OnePlus 5T in the flesh for the first time, as the company plans to unveil it at an event in Brooklyn, New York on 16 November. You will be able to watch the unveiling live, details of which can be found here,... Read more

Amazon rolls out smart home AV control using Alexa voice commands

Amazon rolls out smart home AV control using Alexa voice commands

By Max Langridge

Amazon has announced a new Smart Home Skill API for Alexa-enabled devices that will allow consumers to control AV equipment such as TVs, speakers and AV receivers using Alexa voice control. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?... Read more

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2017 #MozTheMonster commercial

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2017 #MozTheMonster commercial

By Rik Henderson

Over several years, John Lewis has firmly ensconced itself as the king of the Christmas commercial, not only with extended short movies but with cover versions of songs that regularly make it to the top five of the British music charts.Each year's effort... Read more

Apple has fixed the strange iOS bug that wouldn't let users type 'I'

Apple has fixed the strange iOS bug that wouldn't let users type 'I'

By Elyse Betters

Users who downloaded iOS 11.1 - and couldn't type the letter "I" as a result - now have a permanent fix.Apple recently rolled out a software update to iOS 11 in order to deliver new emoji characters and a fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability, but it... Read more

These see-through wallpapers let you see the guts of your iPhone X

These see-through wallpapers let you see the guts of your iPhone X

By Elyse Betters

Finding the perfect wallpaper for a new phone is hard.We even have a dedicated piece that recommends a tonne of high-resolution wallpapers, but at the end of the day, it all depends on you, your device, and your interests. However, thanks to iFixit, there... Read more

What is Google Files Go, how does it work, and do you need it?

What is Google Files Go, how does it work, and do you need it?

By Elyse Betters

Google has launched a new Android app. It's called Files Go.Technically, right now, the app is available as a beta, but it seems like anyone with a device running Android (5.0 and up) can download it from the Google Play Store and test it out. The primary... Read more

SteamVR games are coming to Windows Mixed Reality this month

SteamVR games are coming to Windows Mixed Reality this month

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is finally adding support for SteamVR games - but in the form of a preview program at first.Windows Mixed Reality is a combination of VR and AR, though much of the experience is what you'd expect from VR: you... Read more

Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited: How to download and watch videos offline

Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited: How to download and watch videos offline

By Elyse Betters

Kids love watching videos.And giving them a tablet to use, especially when traveling, can be a real lifesaver - unless, of course, there's no internet for them to connect to during the trip. Without internet, they can't download and watch movies. However,... Read more

Next Apple iPad Pro: What's the story so far?

Next Apple iPad Pro: What's the story so far?

By Britta O'Boyle

The latest Apple iPhones have now been announced and are now available to buy, including the premium iPhone X model that ditches the TouchID home button in favour of FaceID. With the phones out of the way though, the spotlight has turned to the next... Read more

Dolby Vision just got a lot more affordable thanks to Vestel partnership

Dolby Vision just got a lot more affordable thanks to Vestel partnership

By Max Langridge

Dolby and Vestel have announced a partnership that will see the former's Dolby Vision HDR TV technology arrive on all of Vestel's Ultra HD TVs, including OLED. What is Dolby Vision? Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained If you're not familiar with Vestel,... Read more

B&O Play expands its multi-room speaker offering with Beoplay M3

B&O Play expands its multi-room speaker offering with Beoplay M3

By Max Langridge

Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle arm B&O Play has announced the Beoplay M3, a new wireless multi-room speaker and compact sibling to the Beoplay M5. B&O Play Beoplay M5: Woollen-clad woofer Unlike its M5 brother, which sports a cylindrical body, the Beoplay... Read more

Apple's 2018 iPad might ditch the home button in favour of Face ID

Apple's 2018 iPad might ditch the home button in favour of Face ID

By Elyse Betters

Apple is working on a new iPad that will include Face ID.The company plans to ditch the device’s home button and will instead incorporate the new Face ID system currently found on the iPhone X. According to Bloomberg, the new iPad will have a display... Read more

Netgear adds a smart security light (and solar panel) to its Arlo lineup

Netgear adds a smart security light (and solar panel) to its Arlo lineup

By Elyse Betters

Netgear has introduced a new smart home device.The company has basically added a smart security light to its Arlo line of home security devices. Called the Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light, it's weather resistant and has a rechargeable battery that... Read more

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - What's the story on Niantic's next AR game?

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - What's the story on Niantic's next AR game?

By Elyse Betters

The developer behind Pokemon Go is working on a Harry Potter game.That means, as soon as next year, you should be able to overlay pieces of the popular wizarding world onto your real world, resulting in an immersive experience the most die-hard Potter... Read more

Slim iPhone battery case that gives you more power on the go

Slim iPhone battery case that gives you more power on the go

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The iPhone can do so many things, be a games machine, a navigator, a camera, a work horse, and soon even an AR viewer, but all those things require power, and if you do them too much you'll soon find your battery failing you around 6pm just as your evening... Read more

Apple might introduce its augmented reality headset as soon as 2019

Apple might introduce its augmented reality headset as soon as 2019

By Elyse Betters

Critics of Apple want to know when it will release its "next big thing".It's been 10 years since the iPhone debuted, and although Apple has innovated with tablets, wearables, streaming media devices, headphones, and most recently, speakers, people still... Read more

What is Freeview Bundle Builder and when is it coming?

What is Freeview Bundle Builder and when is it coming?

By Max Langridge

Freeview is celebrating 15 years this year, but even though it's getting old, the company shows no signs of slowing down and is constantly coming up with new ideas to reinvigorate the service. What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how... Read more

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

By Rik Henderson

It cannot be disputed that the new generation of gaming has been an outstanding success, with more consoles shifted than ever before and more top quality games made available than many could have dreamed of. However, there is one issue we've had with... Read more

Optoma enters the wire-free in-ear headphone market with the NuForce Be Free8

Optoma enters the wire-free in-ear headphone market with the NuForce Be Free8

By Max Langridge

Projector and audio company Optoma has announced its first ever pair of completely wireless in-ear headphones, the NuForce Be Free8. Completely wireless in-ears are still a relatively new concept, although we are seeing more and more pairs appear, and... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G9 bridges the gap between mirrorless and DSLR for pros

Panasonic Lumix G9 bridges the gap between mirrorless and DSLR for pros

By Rik Henderson

There's a new Panasonic flagship mirrorless camera in town. And it's aiming at the pro DSLR market.The Panasonic Lumix G9 is squarely pitched as a pro-photographer camera, with a 20-megapixel Live MOS sensor, superfast autofocus with 0.04s acquisition... Read more

What is Apple Pay Cash, how does it work, and when can you use it?

What is Apple Pay Cash, how does it work, and when can you use it?

By Elyse Betters

Apple will soon roll out an iOS 11 feature, called Apple Pay Cash, that makes it easier for you to send money or receive money from friends.Apple Pay Cash is technically part of Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system, but it lives in Apple's iMessage... Read more