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New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan was the first to introduce an all-electric vehicle to the mass market with the original Leaf appearing way back in 2010. Since its arrival, Nissan has sold more than 283,000 cars, making it one of the world's best selling electric vehicles.With... Read more

Huawei P Smart Android O phone coming to UK, exclusive to Vodafone from February

Huawei P Smart Android O phone coming to UK, exclusive to Vodafone from February

By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has announced that it will be exclusively carrying the Huawei P Smart in the UK.The mid-ranger will be available from 1 February and offer 5.6-inch Android Oreo thrills at a reasonable price.The phone was released in other territories at the... Read more

Apple HomePod on track to launch "soon", as Apple begins receiving shipments

Apple HomePod on track to launch "soon", as Apple begins receiving shipments

By Max Langridge

Just last week, analytics company GBH Insights said Apple's HomePod smart speaker would go on sale within the next four to six weeks. It seems the industry analyst does have good insight, as Apple is said to have started receiving the first shipment of... Read more

Get 15 months of PlayStation Plus for the cost of 12

Get 15 months of PlayStation Plus for the cost of 12

By Rik Henderson

New and existing PlayStation Plus members can get 15 months of membership for the price of 12 exclusively through the PS Store.The offer runs until 10am GMT Wednesday 24 January 2018 and gives you three extra months of membership for the usual yearly... Read more

Sony sends out invites for MWC event, two Xperia phones inbound?

Sony sends out invites for MWC event, two Xperia phones inbound?

By Elyse Betters

Sony has confirmed it'll attend Mobile World Congress 2018.It has sent official invites to its press conference. The date and time for your diary is Monday 26 February, with the actual keynote commencing at 8:30am CET (7:30am GMT/2:30am EST). Sony, of... Read more

Nintendo will announce an "interactive experience for kids" for the Switch tonight

Nintendo will announce an "interactive experience for kids" for the Switch tonight

By Max Langridge

Nintendo has posted a teaser on its official website stating it will announce a "new interactive experience for the Nintendo Switch, specially crafted for kids and kids at heart." Nintendo Switch review: Return of the King? The announcement will take... Read more

Winter Olympics edition Galaxy Note 8 is the best Samsung phone you'll never own

Winter Olympics edition Galaxy Note 8 is the best Samsung phone you'll never own

By Rik Henderson

Samsung has announced a special edition of its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone to celebrate its partnership with the Winter Olympics. Sadly though, you'll never be able to get your hands on one... unless you are either competing in the Games, know someone who... Read more

Monster Hunter: World edition PS4 Pro is a beast of a machine, pre-order available now

Monster Hunter: World edition PS4 Pro is a beast of a machine, pre-order available now

By Rik Henderson

Capcom's Monster Hunter: World will be released on PS4 and Xbox One next week, on Friday 26 January in the UK.You can pre-order it from Amazon.co.uk here or Amazon.com here. But true fans will be clamouring to get their hands on the special edition PlayStation... Read more

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

What is Freeview Play, when is it coming to my TV and how can I get it?

By Rik Henderson

To stay relevant in a world of television where catch-up and on demand video is king, Freeview is no longer just a digital TV platform, it also embraces connected tech and online content.It offers connected TV shows directly within its electronic programme... Read more

Meizu M6s first in line with a Samsung Exynos processor

Meizu M6s first in line with a Samsung Exynos processor

By Rik Henderson

Meizu has turned to Samsung Exynos processing for its latest handset, the Meizu M6s.The phone, which bears more than a passing resemblance to Apple's iPhones, is driven by a 2.0GHz Samsung Exynos 7872 hexa-core processor with ARM Cortex-A73 architecture... Read more

Motorola Moto Z3 and Z3 Play retain Moto Mods, 5G module teased

Motorola Moto Z3 and Z3 Play retain Moto Mods, 5G module teased

By Max Langridge

Following the leak of the Moto G6 series and X5, Droid Life has also obtained an image purporting to be of the Moto Z3 and Z3 Play flagship devices. Moto X5 leaks with dual front and rear cameras Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play leak ahead of possible... Read more

Motorola Moto X5 leaks with dual front and rear cameras

Motorola Moto X5 leaks with dual front and rear cameras

By Max Langridge

We were pleased to see the return of the Moto X line last year in the form of the Moto X4, although we weren't so pleased with the phone itself. It was a good phone, with weatherproofing and an OLED screen, but it couldn't quite stand up to intense competition... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Pro to amaze MWC 2018 crowds?

Sony Xperia XZ Pro to amaze MWC 2018 crowds?

By Rik Henderson

Speculation on a new Sony flagship smartphone has been around for a while - since the end of 2017 - but it's ramping up now Barcelona's Mobile World Congress is on the horizon. The enormous mobile phone trade show starts at the end of February and reports... Read more

Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play leak ahead of possible MWC unveiling

Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play leak ahead of possible MWC unveiling

By Max Langridge

Motorola's G-series of smartphones always proves popular. They offer fantastic specs and great build quality at wallet-friendly prices. The G5 and G5 Plus were two of our favourite budget phones in 2017, and now thanks to leaks from Droid Life, the G6,... Read more

Do these leaked pics show Microsoft's new Xbox Elite controller?

Do these leaked pics show Microsoft's new Xbox Elite controller?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft might be making a new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.The company debuted the controller at E3 2015. In our review of it, we noted its £120 price might be considered too steep for a console game controller, but we also said it's a small price... Read more

Apple's 2019 iPhone might reduce notch, combine Face ID and camera

Apple's 2019 iPhone might reduce notch, combine Face ID and camera

By Elyse Betters

We're like eight months away from the new iPhone.Excited? No? Well, get pumped, because you know Apple is going to introduce a new smartphone every autumn, and this year should be no different, so, of course, the rumour mill is firing up with the latest... Read more

How smart assistants are set to break out from smart speakers

How smart assistants are set to break out from smart speakers

By Dan Grabham

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has been talking about the trend of seeing smart assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant breaking out from smart speakers and being incorporated into devices across the whole of consumer technology.The... Read more

Netflix could still come to Nintendo Switch, but no confirmed plans as yet

Netflix could still come to Nintendo Switch, but no confirmed plans as yet

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch is a great success story, with more than 10 millions consoles being sold since its launch last March. And anyone who owns one will sing its praises as a unique, fantastic home and portable games console.However, almost all of them... Read more

This TAG Heuer smartwatch has 589 diamonds and costs £143,000

This TAG Heuer smartwatch has 589 diamonds and costs £143,000

By Elyse Betters

Are you in the market for a diamond-studded smartwatch?If so, luck you. But also, check out TAG Heuer's latest wearable. The company put a whopping 589 baguette-size diamonds, totaling 23.35 carats, on its Connected Modular 45 Full Diamond smartwatch.... Read more

Merge 6DoF Blaster: If Nerf did AR this is what it would look like

Merge 6DoF Blaster: If Nerf did AR this is what it would look like

By Stuart Miles

Merge, the company behind an augmented reality cube for kids, has created a blaster that combines with a smartphone to give a fun, interactive AR gaming experience.The Merge 6DoF (6 Degrees of Freedom) Blaster is a bright green and purple contraption.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 release date rumoured by reliable source

Samsung Galaxy S9 release date rumoured by reliable source

By Max Langridge

After much speculation and even a highly suggestive comment from Samsung president DJ Koh, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will indeed be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month, and will be officially released a month later on 16 March. Samsung Galaxy... Read more

Best cars of Detroit Motor Show 2018: BMW, Ford, Mercedes and more

Best cars of Detroit Motor Show 2018: BMW, Ford, Mercedes and more

By Max Langridge

The North American International Show, or Detroit Motor Show to us and you, is the first major car convention of the year. Yes, we saw new cars at CES, but Las Vegas introduced more technologies than actual cars.The Detroit Motor Show is very much a car... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 battery capacity revealed

Samsung Galaxy S9 battery capacity revealed

By Rik Henderson

After a massive leak last week, which allegedly revealed most of the specifications of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 on the back of a pictured box, we now think we know the battery capacity too.An image of what is said to be the phone's retail packaging... Read more

Amazon Echo Spot now available in the UK, pre-order today for £119

Amazon Echo Spot now available in the UK, pre-order today for £119

By Chris Hall

The missing piece of the Echo puzzle - the Echo Spot - is now available to pre-order in the UK. The little brother to the Echo Show, the Echo Spot makes for a perfect bedside companion. See the Echo Spot on Amazon UK  Announced alongside the refreshed... Read more

Motorola Moto E5 render leak shows repositioned fingerprint scanner

Motorola Moto E5 render leak shows repositioned fingerprint scanner

By Max Langridge

A new year brings a new wave of smartphones, not least from Motorola, which launched five series of smartphones in 2017. We'd expect successors to the majority of them this year and the first to be leaked is the Moto E5. Motorola to release X5, E5 and... Read more

28 tech brands that spectacularly went bust or disappeared from existence

28 tech brands that spectacularly went bust or disappeared from existence

By Adrian Willings

Over the years, tech start-ups and giants have come and gone. In the ever-changing world of technology, a company needs to do more than just keep up with the times in order to survive. We've seen even huge companies go bust over the few decades and... Read more

LG G7 to be scrapped, development to start again from scratch

LG G7 to be scrapped, development to start again from scratch

By Max Langridge

LG Electronics vice chairman Jo Seong-jin has reportedly told the company's mobile division to scrap all development of the G7 smartphone and start again from scratch. The news comes via Korean news outlet The Investor, which adds the new smartphone may... Read more

How to use Google's art app to find your face in famous artworks

How to use Google's art app to find your face in famous artworks

By Elyse Betters

Everyone is using a new feature in one of Google's little-known apps.Over the past weekend, if you were on Twitter or Facebook at all, you might've noticed friends sharing comparisons of their selfies to famous pieces of art. That's because Google's Arts... Read more

HTC U11 EYEs revealed, selfie shooter phone now official

HTC U11 EYEs revealed, selfie shooter phone now official

By Rik Henderson

HTC has officially unveiled its HTC U11 EYEs, a variant of the U11 designed for those that love a good selfie.There are twin cameras on the front that work in tandem and provide different features to enhance self-snapped shots.The dual front cameras can... Read more

The best new Alexa devices 2018: AI-powered TVs, fridges, mirrors and more

The best new Alexa devices 2018: AI-powered TVs, fridges, mirrors and more

By Adrian Willings

With the ever-increasing popularity of Amazon Echo smart speakers, it's no surprise to see more and more companies jumping on the bandwagon and releasing devices with Alexa.CES 2018 has been and gone and Alexa powered devices were announced in their droves.... Read more

Now you can watch Blue Planet II in 4K HDR even without a HLG TV

Now you can watch Blue Planet II in 4K HDR even without a HLG TV

By Rik Henderson

The BBC has released Blue Planet II on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, so those with 4K HDR TVs that aren't HLG enabled can get the very best pictures at home.A 4K HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) version of the seven episode series was released on BBC iPlayer in early December,... Read more

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 41 is designed for smaller wrists, has bigger specs

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 41 is designed for smaller wrists, has bigger specs

By Max Langridge

Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer Tag Heuer has announced a slightly smaller version of its Connected Modular Android Wear smartwatch, with a 41mm case. Tag had been promising a smaller version of the watch for some time, although CEO Jean-Claude Biver... Read more

Apple ramps up AR glasses project by talking to parts suppliers at CES

Apple ramps up AR glasses project by talking to parts suppliers at CES

By Elyse Betters

Apple was at CES 2018 in an effort to speed up its augmented reality glasses project, according to a new report.Bloomberg claimed Apple representatives met with suppliers that "make the nuts and bolts required to power AR glasses", but it also said that... Read more

This £900 gadget lets you pour wine without actually opening a bottle

This £900 gadget lets you pour wine without actually opening a bottle

By Elyse Betters

Even oenophiles had something to drool over at CES 2018.Oenophiles are also known as wine aficionados or connoisseurs. (Yes, we had to 'google' it, too.) The reason why we looked it up is because Coravin showed off a $1,000/£900 wine gadget just for... Read more

Leaked render of LG G7 shows a phone with virtually no bezels

Leaked render of LG G7 shows a phone with virtually no bezels

By Max Langridge

The LG G7, as it will likely be known, is said to be announced in March with an April release to follow. Rumoured specs for the upcoming flagship are relatively thin on the ground, other than the fact it will probably use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.... Read more

Apple HomePod smart speaker could go on sale in the next six weeks

Apple HomePod smart speaker could go on sale in the next six weeks

By Max Langridge

Apple's long-awaited HomePod smart speaker could finally be released within the next four to six weeks, according to industry analysts. The speaker was first announced at Apple's WWDC event in June 2016 and was meant to go on sale in December. Apple HomePod:... Read more

OnePlus 6: What we want to see from the next flagship killer

OnePlus 6: What we want to see from the next flagship killer

By Cam Bunton

OnePlus, love it or hate it, is slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Each generation of the "flagship killer" improves on the last, and it's earning the company both respect among tech fans and earning new customers. Clearly, the manufacturer's... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 box reveals specs of the upcoming flagship

Samsung Galaxy S9 box reveals specs of the upcoming flagship

By Max Langridge

A leaked image of an alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 retail box has appeared on Reddit and revealed various specs and features of the upcoming device. A lot of the specs have been teased and leaked already, so to see them on what appears to be a legitimate... Read more

Full specs and renders reveal the HTC U11 EYEs dual selfie shooter, will launch 15 January

Full specs and renders reveal the HTC U11 EYEs dual selfie shooter, will launch 15 January

By Max Langridge

Towards the end of 2017, we learnt about the forthcoming HTC U11 EYEs thanks to reliable leaker Evan Blass. Now the same man has leaked renders and revealed the full specs on Twitter of the upcoming phone, including the all important release date. HTC... Read more

Don't expect regular LG phones anymore as the company tries to cut back losses

Don't expect regular LG phones anymore as the company tries to cut back losses

By Max Langridge

LG Electronics Vice Chairman Cho Sung-jin revealed at CES 2018 that the company would no longer be following a regular launch cycle for its smartphones. While he didn't explicitly state it was to help reduce losses, it's more than likely a major factor... Read more

HP Spectre 15 x360 vs Dell XPS 15 2-in-1: Up close with the large convertibles

HP Spectre 15 x360 vs Dell XPS 15 2-in-1: Up close with the large convertibles

By Dan Grabham

CES 2018 saw the launch of a bunch of laptops including this pair: a clash between two of the three biggest computer manufacturers in the world. Only this time it's not ultraportables that are going against each other, but large screen 2-in-1 laptops.We've... Read more

This weird smartwatch turns into a phone and can be charged by hand

This weird smartwatch turns into a phone and can be charged by hand

By Elyse Betters

There's new device on Indiegogo that has us intrigued.It's called Shell, and it's a smartwatch that transforms into a "full-scale" smartphone. When we watched the video, a majority of it showed a round or square-shaped watched with these little dongles... Read more

OnePlus 6 flagship to release in Q2 2018 with Snapdragon 845 SoC

OnePlus 6 flagship to release in Q2 2018 with Snapdragon 845 SoC

By Elyse Betters

OnePlus has confirmed when the next OnePlus phone will be available.Speaking to CNET, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed the next OnePlus phone - presumably called the OnePlus 6 - will come out late in the second quarter of 2018. Also, according to Lau, the... Read more

How Philips Hue Entertainment can improve your movies, TV and gameplay

How Philips Hue Entertainment can improve your movies, TV and gameplay

By Rik Henderson

Philips Hue is a great lighting system for adding ambience to a room, either in colour or shades of white, all from a handy iOS or Android app. You can even use a voice assistant, such as Siri or Alexa, to change the scene.It can make for amazing, almost... Read more

BlackBerry KeyOne 2: What's the story so far?

BlackBerry KeyOne 2: What's the story so far?

By Cam Bunton

Last year, BlackBerry Mobile - now under the banner of TCL - launched its first traditionally-styled BlackBerry running Android. It was called the KeyOne, and it was the cause for much excitement among both die-hard BlackBerry fans and those who left... Read more

Suunto 3 Fitness activity tracker gives you bespoke training programs

Suunto 3 Fitness activity tracker gives you bespoke training programs

By Max Langridge

Finnish fitness tracking company Suunto has launched the 3 Fitness sports watch, which not only acts as a smartwatch and basic activity tracker, but it can be used to give each individual wearer a bespoke training program that automatically adapts as... Read more

Philips Hue outdoor lighting range planned for this summer

Philips Hue outdoor lighting range planned for this summer

By Rik Henderson

The Philips Hue smart lighting range has been growing rapidly over the last few years, with different types of lamps and bulbs being added to the basic starter kits that originally launched.One area it needed to expand into though has always been outdoors.... Read more

Orbitsound's Dock E30 is a powerful wireless speaker with wireless charging built in

Orbitsound's Dock E30 is a powerful wireless speaker with wireless charging built in

By Max Langridge

British audio company Orbitsound has announced the Dock E30 wireless speaker. At nearly 30cm wide, the Dock E30 isn't the largest speaker around, but it's been designed to take up permanent residence in your room.It features the company's proprietary... Read more

What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

By Elyse Betters

Garmin now lets you make purchases on the go.First, there was Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. Then, there was Fitbit Pay. Now, we have Garmin Pay. All these mobile payment systems work with contactless payment readers so that you can check out... Read more