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Intel vs AMD: how do they compare?
Intel vs AMD: how do they compare? By David Nield

Intel and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) are two of the biggest names in technology, responsible for the chips that power millions of computers, graphics cards, servers and other devices. So what are the differences between these two giants of the industry?Here... Read more

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?
When is Android Oreo coming to my phone? By Cam Bunton

Google releases a new version of Android each year. In 2017, it was Android 8.0 Oreo, the name revealed on 21 August during the solar eclipse in the US.Like 2016's Nougat update, Android Oreo was initially launched as a developer preview as Android O... Read more

Nintendo Switch Minecraft fans can now play with other console owners, bar one... guess which?
Nintendo Switch Minecraft fans can now play with other console owners, bar one... guess which? By Rik Henderson

A new version of Minecraft for Nintendo Switch is now available that features cross-platform play between consoles. Only the PS4 version is incompatible.Friends playing on PC, Xbox One or mobile can now join forces with Switch owners to build and explore... Read more

Motorola One Power hands-on images confirms notch and dual camera
Motorola One Power hands-on images confirms notch and dual camera By Max Langridge

Some new hands-on images supposedly of the Motorola One Power have been obtained by TechInfoBit and shared online. The last we heard of the One Power phone was at the end of May, when it was suggested it could launch at Motorola's 6 June event. Evidently,... Read more

Seven Fossil Group smartwatches with Android Pay on the way
Seven Fossil Group smartwatches with Android Pay on the way By Max Langridge

An FCC filing has revealed that the Fossil Group, which owns the Fossil brand as well as others such as Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Diesel, Misfit, Skagen and Michael Kors, has seven new smartwatches on the way, all of which have NFC built-in.  Wear OS:... Read more

Brilliant views from around the world captured by Street View
Brilliant views from around the world captured by Street View By Adrian Willings

If you dig around enough in the street level view of our world available on online maps, then you'll soon find a few hidden treasures. Whether that's beautiful places you can explore from the comfort of your own home or hilarious happenings from the other... Read more

Apple AirPower: Is the wireless charging mat for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods coming soon?
Apple AirPower: Is the wireless charging mat for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods coming soon? By Rik Henderson

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all feature wireless charging. They work with hundreds of Qi charging mats and accessories already available - including in-car charging stations.But Apple is also soon to come out with its own AirPower mat for... Read more

Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat may finally launch by September
Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat may finally launch by September By Max Langridge

Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat may finally be available to buy by September this year, according to a report from Bloomberg. Apple AirPower: Is the wireless charging mat for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods coming soon? Apple AirPods 2: When will... Read more

Westworld game for iOS and Android gives you control of your own park before the screaming starts
Westworld game for iOS and Android gives you control of your own park before the screaming starts By Rik Henderson

Warner Bros Interactive has launched mobile simulation game Westworld, based on the hit HBO TV series that UK viewers can watch on Sky Atlantic.The Android and iOS game puts you in the shoes of a new Delos employee who is given the reins over the entire... Read more

Xbox Two specs, release date, news and rumours: What we want to see in Project Scarlett
Xbox Two specs, release date, news and rumours: What we want to see in Project Scarlett By Rik Henderson

Even though the Xbox One X is far from fulfilling its potential yet, there are rumours of its replacement flying around.Xbox Two or Project Scarlett, as it is allegedly known internally, is likely a couple of years off at least. But here is a stack... Read more

Xbox shelves Xbox One X VR and Mixed Reality plans
Xbox shelves Xbox One X VR and Mixed Reality plans By Rik Henderson

Xbox has confirmed that it has no plans to add support for virtual reality or Mixed Reality headsets to the Xbox One X.When he first revealed "Project Scorpio" - the development name for Xbox One X - Xbox head Phil Spencer said that not only would it... Read more

IGTV: Everything you need to know about Instagram's video app
IGTV: Everything you need to know about Instagram's video app By Maggie Tillman

Instagram has launched a new standalone app for video.Called IGTV, the app is designed to let you watch long-form, vertical video. When you log in to IGTV, it will immediately begin playing vertical videos from people you follow. You'll also see recommendations... Read more

New iPad Pro 2018 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far?
New iPad Pro 2018 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far? By Dan Grabham

Here we round up all the speculation surrounding the new iPad Pro, together with some of our own thoughts about what super Apple tablet we might get during the latter half of 2018.Apple's Field Trip event in late March yielded a new standard 9.7-inch... Read more

What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe and how does it work?
What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has launched a new service: Prime Wardrobe.It follows the launch of Amazon Echo Look, a new type of Alexa-enabled device for those who have an interest in fashion. Echo Look allows you to take a photo of your outfit and then get recommendations... Read more

You can now use Google Assistant on Nvidia Shield TV in the UK
You can now use Google Assistant on Nvidia Shield TV in the UK By Dan Grabham

Nvidia is now rolling out the Google Assistant to Nvidia Shield TV boxes in the UK. You can now say "OK Google" just as you would with any other Google Assistant-enabled device to start playing music, videos, TV shows, movies and games.As you can see... Read more

Porsche buys 10 per cent stake in Rimac to speed up its EV development
Porsche buys 10 per cent stake in Rimac to speed up its EV development By Max Langridge

Porsche has bought a 10 per cent stake in Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac Automobil, in a bid to speed up the development of its own electric sports cars.  Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan 25 of the most incredibly... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 front panel shows up, notch-free
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 front panel shows up, notch-free By Max Langridge

It seems Samsung really isn't getting onboard with trend for notches. A leaked image supposedly of the front panel of the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 has recently been shared online by usually reliable leaker Ice Universe, and there's not a notch in sight. ... Read more

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S10? Leaked image reveals radical new design
Is this the Samsung Galaxy S10? Leaked image reveals radical new design By Max Langridge

We may now have our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S10, thanks to a leaked image from usually reliable Twitter tipster Ice Universe. The leaker has shared an image of a phone with virtually no bezels whatsoever - and no notch - with the caption "This... 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

Honor 10 with AI Camera: How artificial intelligence makes the best dual camera
Honor 10 with AI Camera: How artificial intelligence makes the best dual camera By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Honor 10 is the thinking person's phone; the ultimate mix of affordability without compromising design or features. Available in a stunning Phantom Blue two-tone reflective finish, its beauty isn't just skin deep: for this phone's AI Camera means... Read more

Google Assistant finally arrives on Sony Android TVs
Google Assistant finally arrives on Sony Android TVs By Max Langridge

Sony has announced that Google Assistant is finally making its way to 4K HDR TVs with the Android TV OS. Google's voice-controlled smart assistant first launched on the Nvidia Shield in November last year, and at the time, Google said it would launch... Read more

How Amazon Alexa will work on hotel Echo speakers
How Amazon Alexa will work on hotel Echo speakers By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has announced Alexa for Hospitality.This is a new version of the company’s voice assistant, Alexa. It's now being rolled out to hotels, vacation rental spaces, and other locations. It offers a unique Alexa experience that's different from the... Read more

Google just launched an AI-infused Podcasts app for Android
Google just launched an AI-infused Podcasts app for Android By Maggie Tillman

Are you an Android user who wants an easy way to find and listen to your favourite podcasts?Well, you're in luck. Until now, Google hasn't offered a Podcasts app. Apple, on the other hand, has long offered a dedicated Podcasts app. So, Android users had... Read more

Oppo's new Find X phone has not one but three pop-up cameras
Oppo's new Find X phone has not one but three pop-up cameras By Maggie Tillman

Oppo's new Find X is unlike anything you've ever seen.It's a new phone that crams together all the hot design trends right now. Officially announced at a live-streamed event in Paris on 19 June, it has a large 6.4-inch display that you can hold in one... Read more

What is Amazon Echo Connect and how does it make calls?
What is Amazon Echo Connect and how does it make calls? By Elyse Betters

Amazon has a new Echo accessory that turns your Echo speaker into a voice-controlled speakerphone: the Echo Connect.Before it came along, you could only make calls from one Echo speaker to another Echo speaker, like an intercom system. Now, with Connect,... Read more

PUBG Mobile version 6 now available: First person mode, Mini-Zone, Armoury and more
PUBG Mobile version 6 now available: First person mode, Mini-Zone, Armoury and more By Chris Hall

There's a new version of PUBG Mobile for Android and iOS and it adds a host of new features, including a big one - first person view. The last big update (version 050) added a whole new map - Miramar - as well as a host of new features. The latest update... Read more

Fortnite on Nintendo Switch info, price and everything you need to know
Fortnite on Nintendo Switch info, price and everything you need to know By Rik Henderson

Fortnite has been a massive success on every format out there. You can get it, in different forms, for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and iOS.An Android version is confirmed to be coming soon and, very recently, Fortnite for Nintendo Switch was made available... Read more

Leaked Olixar screen protectors confirm notch design for all three 2018 iPhones
Leaked Olixar screen protectors confirm notch design for all three 2018 iPhones By Max Langridge

We've already seen renders showing what the iPhone X Plus and LCD-clad iPhone could look like, but now an image from case maker Olixar showing screen protectors reveals the physical footprints of all three iPhones due for launch later this year.  iPhone... Read more

Future Philips TVs will come with integrated Bowers & Wilkins speakers
Future Philips TVs will come with integrated Bowers & Wilkins speakers By Maggie Tillman

TP Vision and Bowers & Wilkins are going to create new TVs together.TP Vision is the sole licensee for Philips TV manufacturer in the UK, while Bowers & Wilkins is one of the premier British speaker and headphone manufacturers.They have entered a multi-year... Read more

Apple HomePod features: Everything you need to know
Apple HomePod features: Everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

The Apple HomePod has been available for a few months now. Should you opt for the Siri-powered speaker over one of the HomePod alternatives?Apple HomePod sees Apple looking to change how you listen to music (again) jumping on the iPod nomenclature to... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium camera sample images show impressive results
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium camera sample images show impressive results By Max Langridge

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium shouldn't be too far away from an official launch, given that Sony said it would be available from "summer 2018". However that hasn't stopped Mobile01 from getting their hands on a pre-production model and taking some pictures... Read more

Massive Pokemon Go update adds trading and friends list to AR game
Massive Pokemon Go update adds trading and friends list to AR game By Maggie Tillman

Pokemon Go is finally adding the ability to trade.Developer Niantic has announced that trading will arrive in the game soon, thanks to a massive Pokemon Go summer update, which is also adding a new friend feature. Trading has been a much-requested feature... Read more

Android Messages: How to send and read your texts from the web
Android Messages: How to send and read your texts from the web By Maggie Tillman

Google is finally giving Apple's iMessage some competition, by rolling out desktop support for Android Messages.The company said the new feature is now rolling out and should be available to all by the end of the week. This is Google’s first major step... Read more

This iOS 12 feature share your location with US emergency services
This iOS 12 feature share your location with US emergency services By Maggie Tillman

Apple has announced a new iOS 12 feature - but it's US-only.Coming this autumn, the just-revealed feature will allow your iPhone to share your location with first responders. This will happen automatically when you dial 911. The goal here is to reduce... Read more

What is YouTube Premium, how much is it, and how does it work?
What is YouTube Premium, how much is it, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

YouTube Red is dead. Long live YouTube Premium.A couple years ago, YouTube began offering a new service called YouTube Red. It's a paid-for subscription service that essentially allowed people to watch ad-free YouTube videos, among other things. However,... Read more

What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup?
What is VAR and how will it be used at the World Cup? By Dan Grabham

During this World Cup we'll be hearing a lot about technology and specifically about VAR, the Video Assistant Referee. It's being used for the first time at a World Cup, although it has been tested at other FIFA tournaments. But how did VAR come about... Read more

How to watch the football outside with the BenQ TK800 projector
How to watch the football outside with the BenQ TK800 projector By Pocket-lint Promotion

There’s no way you can watch a regular TV in the garden, even at night. The cables would be a lethal trip hazard, the screen would sit uncertainly on a wobbly table on the lawn until it inevitably toppled and the reflections on the glass screen would... Read more

What is YouTube Music and is it different to Google Play Music? YouTube's music streaming service explained
What is YouTube Music and is it different to Google Play Music? YouTube's music streaming service explained By Max Langridge

YouTube attempted to launch music streaming services a couple of times in the past, but they each failed to make a real impact against the clout of Spotify and Apple Music. But, YouTube is now back with YouTube Music and it could have finally hit the... Read more

YouTube Music now available in the UK for Android and iOS, along with YouTube Premium
YouTube Music now available in the UK for Android and iOS, along with YouTube Premium By Rik Henderson

YouTube has brought its rival to Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music Unlimited to the UK.Launched in the US in May, the app is now available to British Android and iOS device users and provides free access to millions of video and audio streams of your... Read more

Garmin introduces Fenix 5 Plus models with plenty of new features, including Garmin Pay
Garmin introduces Fenix 5 Plus models with plenty of new features, including Garmin Pay By Max Langridge

Garmin has announced three new additions to the Fenix 5 fitness tracker/smartwatch series. All arriving with Plus in their name, the Fenix 5 Plus; Fenix 5S Plus and Fenix 5X Plus are all successor models to the trio that launched in 2017.  Garmin Fenix... Read more

Google Pixel 3 all but confirmed to keep single lens camera
Google Pixel 3 all but confirmed to keep single lens camera By Max Langridge

Yet more evidence has surfaced to suggest the Google Pixel 3 XL - and most likely it’s smaller Pixel 3 sibling - will retain their single lens rear cameras, instead of jumping up to two lenses. Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL specs, release date, news and rumours... Read more

What’s the best VPN for Netflix?
What’s the best VPN for Netflix? By Carrie Marshall

The internet may be global, but contracts often aren’t. That means you’ll often find a service streaming one lot of movies and TV shows to customers in one country and a different selection in another country. So what happens if you live in country... Read more

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

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