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Apple's cheaper HomePod may carry Beats branding
Apple's cheaper HomePod may carry Beats branding By Max Langridge

Apple is still allegedly planning a cheaper version of its Siri-powered HomePod speaker and when it does launch, it may carry Beats branding, at least that's according to a report from Apple's supply chain, via Chinese site Sina. Apple HomePod: Everything... Read more

10 best ARKit-enabled apps: The best augmented reality apps for iOS
10 best ARKit-enabled apps: The best augmented reality apps for iOS By Elyse Betters

Apple has its own an augmented reality (AR) platform. Known as ARKit, the company announced it last June, and now, there are a bunch of ARKit-enabled apps you can use on your iOS device.Augmented reality isn't a new technology, but Apple decided it should... Read more

How to Watch the Royal Wedding on TV and online in the UK and US
How to Watch the Royal Wedding on TV and online in the UK and US By Max Langridge

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place this Saturday 19 May at St. George's Chapel in Windsor and is set to be one of the biggest televised events of the year.If you're not planning on heading to Windsor to join the crowds, and... Read more

7 most ridiculous royal wedding-themed merchandise
7 most ridiculous royal wedding-themed merchandise By Elyse Betters

If you haven't heard, there's this British prince named Harry who's marrying an American this weekend.People across the world absolutely can't wait to watch two rich individuals legally bind themselves to each other on television. And some are going all-out... Read more

Google might be making a HoloLens-like AR headset called A65
Google might be making a HoloLens-like AR headset called A65 By Elyse Betters

Google is developing a standalone HoloLens-like headset.The company is reportedly making a new headset that will use Qualcomm chips, and it will be built by Taiwanese computer maker Quanta, according to WinFuture. The project, which is internally called... Read more

Finally! Massive No Man’s Sky update will add online multiplayer in July
Finally! Massive No Man’s Sky update will add online multiplayer in July By Elyse Betters

No Man's Sky, the planetary exploration game that launched in 2016, is getting a massive update.The game's next update, called Next, will bring a much-requested feature: online multiplayer. Developer Hello Games described it as the biggest update to the... Read more

Fortnite is coming to Android phones this summer, says Epic Games
Fortnite is coming to Android phones this summer, says Epic Games By Elyse Betters

Epic Games has announced that its hugely popular battle royale game is coming to Android.In a developer blog post, it confirmed the game, Fornite, would arrive for Android phones sometime this summer. The company also detailed several new features that... Read more

Polk's Command Bar with Alexa control is coming to the UK
Polk's Command Bar with Alexa control is coming to the UK By Max Langridge

First talked up at CES 2018 Polk Audio has now announced its Command Bar for the UK and you will be able to pick it up later in the Summer for £349 from Amazon as well as Argos and Richer Sounds. It's the first soundbar with Amazon Alexa built-in... Read more

Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel XL 2 camera test: Which takes the best photos?
Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel XL 2 camera test: Which takes the best photos? By Mike Lowe

With the compact camera market steadily dwindling, it's an increasing truth that the best camera will be the one in your pocket, i.e. your phone's camera. In recent years we've been truly spoiled with just how good these cameras have become.In 2017 the... Read more

Broadband Bargains: Save over £380 on TalkTalk 24 month broadband
Broadband Bargains: Save over £380 on TalkTalk 24 month broadband By Max Langridge

Broadband provider TalkTalk has announced a flash sale running from today, 18 May - 31 May, with discounts to be had on its Fast Broadband and Faster Fibre Broadband packages. Customers who sign up to either of the tariffs can save up to £383.25 compared... Read more

Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: All we know about the 2018 iPhone SE
Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: All we know about the 2018 iPhone SE By Dan Grabham

Apple is still selling plenty of iPhone SE, despite the phone now being two years old and the basic chassis design dating from the iPhone 5 launch back in 2012.But that’s not to say the insides are anywhere as dated: much of the hardware is similar... Read more

HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets
HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets By Chris Hall

HTC, above and beyond any other manufacturer, has done more than its fair share of popularising Android. HTC was there at the beginning, producing some of the first Android handsets, the first Nexus handset, and launching the first handset that really... 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

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 at a store, right from your wrist, without... Read more

Sennheiser launches CX Sport Bluetooth in-ears with fast charging support
Sennheiser launches CX Sport Bluetooth in-ears with fast charging support By Max Langridge

German audio brand Sennheiser has announced the CX Sport, it's latest pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones, which as the name suggests are designed for those who like to move.  7 best running headphones 2018: Top fitness headphones for running or the... Read more

What is Nissan Energy Solar, how much is it, and where is it available?
What is Nissan Energy Solar, how much is it, and where is it available? By Elyse Betters

Nissan has entered the solar panel market with Nissan Energy Solar.More than just some solar panels to fix on your roof, Energy Solar is a complete energy management system that includes a storage system that lets you decide when to use any stored power... Read more

RED Hydrogen One will come to US carriers this summer despite delays
RED Hydrogen One will come to US carriers this summer despite delays By Elyse Betters

RED is making a smartphone, called Hydrogen One, which is reportedly coming to Verizon and AT&T sometime this summer.But, before you get all excited, RED confusingly announced in early May that it's delaying the smartphone. Plus, despite the most recent... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 release date, formats, Blackout Battle Royale and everything you need to know
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 release date, formats, Blackout Battle Royale and everything you need to know By Rik Henderson

We now know so much more about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.The latest in the long-running first-person shooter franchise will be available this fall and thanks to an all-encompassing Community Reveal Event in May, we know what game modes to expect.The only... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event: Watch the first gameplay trailer here
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event: Watch the first gameplay trailer here By Rik Henderson

This year's Call of Duty is Black Ops 4 (or Black Ops IIII, if you want to be accurate and equally ignore the current rules of Roman numerals).It is being developed by Treyarch - with a little help from Raven - and exhibits a return to a more tangible,... Read more

Latest HTC U12+ leak shows transparent design, full phone specs
Latest HTC U12+ leak shows transparent design, full phone specs By Elyse Betters

HTC is mere days from announcing its next flagship, but, naturally, that doesn't mean the leaks will stop.Enter: Evan Blass, a reliable source of mobile phone leaks. His latest scoop is on HTC's upcoming phone, the HTC U12+, which is expected to be unveiled... Read more

Nokia 8 Sirocco deals and SIM-free price: What does Nokia's flagship phone cost?
Nokia 8 Sirocco deals and SIM-free price: What does Nokia's flagship phone cost? By Dan Grabham

The new Nokia 8 Sirocco is now available to buy. It's an impressive flagship handset from Nokia with dual curved edges and a stunning stainless steel-based design. The Nokia 8 Sirocco SIM-free price is £649.  Best smartphones available to buy today... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ deals and SIM-free price: How much does LG's latest phone cost?
LG G7 ThinQ deals and SIM-free price: How much does LG's latest phone cost? By Dan Grabham

LG's G7 ThinQ phone has been revealed and it'll be released on 31 May. We now know that O2 will be offering the handset in Moroccan Blue and you can pre-order it right away. It's available from £33 a month for 1GB of data if you lay down £99.99 upfront.... Read more

Como Audio SpeakEasy combines Google Assistant smarts with hi-fi sound quality
Como Audio SpeakEasy combines Google Assistant smarts with hi-fi sound quality By Max Langridge

American audio manufacturer Como Audio - which recently launched its first multi-room system in the UK - is back with its take on the smart home speaker. Como Audio launches multi-room system in the UK, including CD streaming What is Google Assistant,... Read more

18 incredible images of our world snapped from space
18 incredible images of our world snapped from space By Adrian Willings

Sometimes the world can be a much more revealing place if you take the time to see things from different angle. These incredible angled images captured by Planet Labs SkySat satellites reveal the world from 280 miles up, showing off the contours of our... Read more

Onkyo AVRs to work with Sonos and support Amazon Alexa
Onkyo AVRs to work with Sonos and support Amazon Alexa By Max Langridge

Onkyo has announced that several of the brands it owns, including Onkyo, Integra and Pioneer Elite, will soon join the 'Works with Sonos' platform, meaning they can be used as part of a Sonos multi-room streaming system.  Sonos deal! Save up to £100... Read more

Honor 10 deals and SIM-free price: How much does Honor's latest phone cost?
Honor 10 deals and SIM-free price: How much does Honor's latest phone cost? By Dan Grabham

The Honor 10 is here and in the UK costs £399 for the 128GB model.That's the only version coming to these shores - there's no 64GB model in the UK although it is 399 Euros in mainland Europe. Get the Honor 10 SIM-free for £399 Honor 10 review: The affordable... Read more

Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform
Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform By Max Langridge

After announcing earlier this year that it would eventually become a feature in its cars, Ford has officially announced that that the popular navigation app Waze will be added to its Sync 3 platform. Ford updates Ford Sync 3 to add Apple CarPlay and... Read more

New YouTube Music streaming service launches giving access to songs unavailable elsewhere
New YouTube Music streaming service launches giving access to songs unavailable elsewhere By Max Langridge

YouTube has announced it is launching a brand new music streaming service called YouTube Music. The new service will begin rolling out to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea next week, before coming to the UK and select other territories... Read more

Xbox Adaptative Controller official, designed for gamers with limited mobility
Xbox Adaptative Controller official, designed for gamers with limited mobility By Max Langridge

Following an image leak a couple of days ago showing an Xbox controller with a new and unusual design, Microsoft has formally announced at E3 that it is the Xbox Adaptive Controller and has been designed for gamers with limited mobility. Xbox Two specs,... Read more

Sick of Alexa's voice? Amazon now allows skills to use different voices
Sick of Alexa's voice? Amazon now allows skills to use different voices By Elyse Betters

Those of you who really want Alexa to have different voices will be happy with this latest development.Amazon has released a new developer preview that essentially lets Alexa skill developers add a new voice to their skills. They can pick from a handful... Read more

How to download a copy of all the data Apple collects on you
How to download a copy of all the data Apple collects on you By Elyse Betters

If you're anything like us at Pocket-lint, you're now super aware of the amount of data you give companies, like Apple.Whether it's granting full-on access to your social profiles, or casually leaving a trail of metadata, like when and who you messaged... Read more

Watch the OnePlus 6 launch event if you missed it
Watch the OnePlus 6 launch event if you missed it By Elyse Betters

OnePlus has revealed its next all-powerful flagship at a London event.The London-based event kicked off at 5PM BST local time (6pm CET/12pm Eastern Time/9am Pacific Time). The company sold 1,000 tickets to fans ahead of the launch, just as it did for... Read more

Sony finally gives up ghost on PS Vita, stops production of physical games
Sony finally gives up ghost on PS Vita, stops production of physical games By Rik Henderson

It seems that Sony's critically acclaimed but ultimately struggling handheld, the PS Vita, is soon to be an ex-console.While the company will continue to support it, of sorts, it is withdrawing from production of physical copies of Vita games.It plans... Read more

Alexa and Google Assistant go Royal Wedding crazy, loads of new commands to try
Alexa and Google Assistant go Royal Wedding crazy, loads of new commands to try By Rik Henderson

Google and Amazon are getting in the Royal Wedding spirit by offering all-new, unique Easter Eggs and commands to try on Google Assistant and Alexa respectively.If you have a Google Home smart speaker, Google Home Mini or use Google Assistant on another... Read more

Microsoft might launch cheaper $400 Surface tablets later this year
Microsoft might launch cheaper $400 Surface tablets later this year By Elyse Betters

Microsoft wants to make a much cheaper line of Surface tablets.The company apparently wants to better compete with Apple's more budget-friendly iPad models, so it is completely rethinking Surface devices and plans to redesign them with 10-inch screens,... Read more

OnePlus 6 specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know
OnePlus 6 specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know By Cam Bunton

After what seems like months of leaks and rumours - many of them coming from OnePlus itself - the OnePlus 6 is finally official. The ambitious smartphone maker has unveiled its latest flagship, and it's a gorgeous, powerful machine.  OnePlus 6 initial... Read more

OnePlus 6 is official, powerful new flagship covered in glass
OnePlus 6 is official, powerful new flagship covered in glass By Cam Bunton

OnePlus has officially taken the wraps of its next all-powerful flagship, the OnePlus 6. Including the X and T models, this is the company's seventh handset, and launches four years after the very first OnePlus One was announced.  OnePlus 6 specs, release... Read more

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures
Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures By Maggie Tillman

Nokia is back. The brand is competing amongst the big boys with its Android phones. Once again you can firmly say that owning a Nokia is once again something to be proud of.HMD Global is behind the revitalisation, using the Nokia branding on smartphones... Read more

OnePlus Bullets Wireless earbuds take on Beats X for half the price
OnePlus Bullets Wireless earbuds take on Beats X for half the price By Rik Henderson

OnePlus is known for making rival devices to flagship products yet charging less and it has entered the wireless headphones market with a similar philosophy.Announced during its London launch event for the OnePlus 6 smartphone, the OnePlus Bullets Wireless... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 to get earlier launches, says report
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 to get earlier launches, says report By Max Langridge

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 smartphones will be launched earlier in the year than their predecessors, according to a report from the Korea Herald.Citing "industry sources", it's believed Samsung wants the Galaxy Note 9 to get a jump on Apple's... Read more

BT will be first to launch UK 5G in 2019
BT will be first to launch UK 5G in 2019 By Chris Hall

BT has made a huge swathe of announcements about the future of its converged networks covering BT, EE and Plusnet. Within the announcements (which basically outline plans to use the best bits of each different service), is confirmation that BT will be... Read more

BT TV to add Amazon Video and Now TV from 2019
BT TV to add Amazon Video and Now TV from 2019 By Max Langridge

BT has announced it will offer the widest range of video on-demand and catch-up services on a single set-top box within the next year.  What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money? Now TV vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you? The... Read more

Nokia X6 official: Arrives with dual cameras, notch display and budget price tag
Nokia X6 official: Arrives with dual cameras, notch display and budget price tag By Max Langridge

After being subject to several leaks and rumours - including having its full specs leaked just yesterday, HMD Global has officially unveiled the Nokia X6 at an event in China. The X6 is the first Nokia phone to sport a notch display and may be an indication... Read more

Samsung introduces Red and Gold Galaxy S9 and S9+, but you can only get the Gold
Samsung introduces Red and Gold Galaxy S9 and S9+, but you can only get the Gold By Max Langridge

Samsung has announced two new colours for its Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones in the form of Sunshine Gold and Burgundy Red. They join the current lineup of Midnight Black, Titanium Grey, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple colour options. Samsung Galaxy S9 and... Read more

When is Android P coming to my phone?
When is Android P coming to my phone? By Chris Hall

The annual cycle of Android rolls on, with the latest version of the Google mobile software not yet getting fully named: it's simply called Android P or Android 9.0. Android P was revealed at Google I/O 2018 on 8 May and like previous versions, it was... Read more

Honor 10 specs, price and release date: All the info on the 2018 Honor flagship
Honor 10 specs, price and release date: All the info on the 2018 Honor flagship By Mike Lowe

Last year's Honor 9 was an award-winning affordable flagship smartphone. Its successor for 2018 has now been announced at the global launch event in London and, you guessed it, it's called the Honor 10.Just like its predecessor, this phone provides... Read more

Fujifilm's Instax SQ6 camera turns you into a walking Instagram feed
Fujifilm's Instax SQ6 camera turns you into a walking Instagram feed By Max Langridge

Fujifilm has announced the launch of the Instax Square SQ6 camera, the world's first square format analogue Instax camera.  Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 combines instant photo printing with a digital image sensor The Instax SQ6 prints out instant 1:1,... Read more

WhatsApp updates group chats, makes it easier to catch up on missed messages
WhatsApp updates group chats, makes it easier to catch up on missed messages By Max Langridge

WhatsApp has become the go-to messaging service for many, offering simple cross-platform chat for over a billion people worldwide. Groups are an essential part of the service and the reason many users turn to it and now WhatsApp has introduced some changes... Read more

More case leaks show iPhone SE (2018) with notch and Face ID
More case leaks show iPhone SE (2018) with notch and Face ID By Max Langridge

Many industry analysts are still expecting Apple to unveil three new iPhones in September: two with OLED screens and one with an LCD. It's the latter that has been subject to several leaks and rumours, with many thinking it will be an iPhone SE-style... Read more

Google updates Pixel Buds with support for new gestures
Google updates Pixel Buds with support for new gestures By Elyse Betters

Google just updated its Pixel Buds so that they respond to more gestures.When you use Pixel Buds with your Pixel phone, or any other Android device with the Assistant, you can touch and hold the right earbud to ask for your favourite playlist, make a... Read more

If you own Samsung’s Galaxy S9, you can now play with ARCore apps
If you own Samsung’s Galaxy S9, you can now play with ARCore apps By Elyse Betters

Google's augmented reality platform now supports one of the most popular Android devices available: the Galaxy S9.Previously, ARCore was limited to Pixel devices, Nexus devices, and a few other Android handsets from the likes of Asus, Huawei, LG, Moto,... Read more