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Asus VivoBook S13, S14, S15 and ZenBook S in photos
Asus VivoBook S13, S14, S15 and ZenBook S in photos By Cat Thomas

When Asus chairman Johnny Shih took to the stage at this year’s Computex press conference he was eager to point out that, while Asus has a reputation for innovating and releasing high end products aimed at the professional market, it also champions... Read more

Google Lens: What is it and how does it work?
Google Lens: What is it and how does it work? By Chris Hall

Google Lens was one of Google's biggest announcements in 2017, but it was a primarily a Google Pixel-exclusive feature at launch.If you've been waiting for Google Lens to come to more phones, you'll be glad to know that day has finally arrived. At Google... Read more

BlackBerry Key2 full spec list revealed, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM and much more
BlackBerry Key2 full spec list revealed, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM and much more By Rik Henderson

BlackBerry Mobile will finally fully reveal its new handset, the BlackBerry Key2, tomorrow, Thursday 7 June but at the going rate of the leaks, there won't be much to reveal.Press renders have already leaked and the company itself has officially revealed... Read more

Facebook copies Musical.ly and Dubsmash with Lip Sync Live tool
Facebook copies Musical.ly and Dubsmash with Lip Sync Live tool By Maggie Tillman

Facebook is going after Musical.ly and Dubsmash.The social network is no stranger to replicating popular apps and features. For instance, the Stories feature in both Facebook and Instagram is lifted straight from Snapchat. Now, Facebook has announced... Read more

What is Memoji? Apple's new Animoji explained
What is Memoji? Apple's new Animoji explained By Maggie Tillman

Apple has brought more fun effects to the Messages camera.Messages, also know as the iMessage app, is Apple's messaging platform across iOS devices and Mac devices. Last year, with the introduction of iPhone X, Messages added a new feature called Animoji.... Read more

EE is looking for customers to test the UK’s first 5G trial in London
EE is looking for customers to test the UK’s first 5G trial in London By Maggie Tillman

EE plans to switch on a 5G trial network in London's Tech City area in October.In other words, one of the the UK’s largest mobile operators will be able to connect its customers to 5G for the first time. The company's initial trial will include 10 sites... Read more

Sony RX100 VI with 24-200mm lens will launch in July for £1,150
Sony RX100 VI with 24-200mm lens will launch in July for £1,150 By Maggie Tillman

Sony has updated its six-year-old series of RX100 cameras.The latest addition to the compact camera series is the RX100 VI, naturally, and it most notably comes with a new 24-200mm lens, which means the camera has the highest focal length lens within... Read more

PanoClip camera for iPhone lets you shoot 360-degree and "tiny planet" photos for just $49.99
PanoClip camera for iPhone lets you shoot 360-degree and "tiny planet" photos for just $49.99 By Rik Henderson

PanoClip is a new clip-on camera for iPhone that turns your phone into a 360-degree camera.In addition, you can shoot "tiny planet" style shots that effectively turn a 360-degree image into a round picture fitted in a square or rectangular frame.Traditional,... Read more

Audi e-tron: Design, battery range, price and everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV
Audi e-tron: Design, battery range, price and everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV By Chris Hall

The e-tron name isn't new to Audi. It was granted to the A3 and then the Q7, as Audi dabbled in plug-in hybrids. At the same time, Audi was producing e-tron concepts as it aligned the compass on an electric future, led by the Audi e-tron Quattro concept... Read more

Lenovo Z5 'all-screen' smartphone isn't 'all-screen' after all. Yep, there's a notch.
Lenovo Z5 'all-screen' smartphone isn't 'all-screen' after all. Yep, there's a notch. By Max Langridge

Lenovo has been teasing the Z5 smartphone for a few weeks now and claimed it to have a 95 per cent screen to body ratio. The company even released a promotional image to go with the launch invite, which clearly showed no notch at the top.  Lenovo will... Read more

Suunto 9 is an accomplished sports tracker with 5 day battery life
Suunto 9 is an accomplished sports tracker with 5 day battery life By Max Langridge

Finnish sports wearable manufacturer Suunto has announced the Suunto 9 multi-sport GPS watch with a rather impressive five day battery life. That might not quite compare to the two week battery life of the Garmin Fenix 5, but it's an awful lot better... Read more

The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7
The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7 By Dan Grabham

It may be a couple of inches shorter than the Audi Q7, but the incoming Audi Q8 sure has presence, with a more sculpted, coupe-style roofline. It's around 2 months since we went to Ingolstadt in Germany to see this thing in the flesh and it certainly... Read more

What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work?
What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work? By Stuart Miles

Looking to address growing concerns around increasing device usage, smartphone addiction and social media impacting on mental health, Apple has announced a collection of initiatives focusing on "digital health".Announced its developer conference in June... Read more

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 has a second touchscreen for a mousepad
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 has a second touchscreen for a mousepad By Rik Henderson

It's Computex in Taipei this week and that means a whole stack of notebooks, hybrids and other types of laptops will be announced and shown for the first time. None though will look quite as cool as the Asus ZenBook Pro 15, we feel.That's because, as... Read more

Asus VivoWatch BP is a fitness tracker and blood pressure monitor in one
Asus VivoWatch BP is a fitness tracker and blood pressure monitor in one By Max Langridge

Asus has announced a new wearable at Computex 2018 called the VivoWatch BP, with the BP standing for Blood Pressure. That's because this wearable is one of the first in the consumer space to be able to measure your blood pressure and it doesn't need an... Read more

Vodafone customers can now stream Prime Video for free
Vodafone customers can now stream Prime Video for free By Max Langridge

Vodafone has announced a new partnership with Amazon that sees the latter's Prime Video streaming service come to Vodafone's Red Entertainment plans. Red Entertainment plans let customers choose a subscription to an entertainment pack. Current options... Read more

Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 850 processor for Always Connected Windows PCs
Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 850 processor for Always Connected Windows PCs By Max Langridge

Qualcomm has announced a new Snapdragon 850 processor at Computex that will only be used in Windows 10 Always Connected PCs. The Snapdragon 835 was the first to offer Always Connected capabilities for Windows computers, and the SD850 is essentially a... Read more

iOS 12 code all but confirms Face ID for iPad
iOS 12 code all but confirms Face ID for iPad By Max Langridge

Apple has officially announced iOS 12 at WWDC 2018 and while there weren't any new hardware announcements to go with it, developer Guilherme Rambo has already delved into the code and found some references to Face ID on the iPad. Rumours of Apple introducing... Read more

Marc Jacobs brings touchscreen control for the first time to Riley smartwatch
Marc Jacobs brings touchscreen control for the first time to Riley smartwatch By Max Langridge

Marc Jacobs, under the ownership of Fossil, has announced a refreshed version of the Riley smartwatch it first launched at Baselworld 2017. The new model comes with a new name: Riley Touchscreen, and we won't be giving out any prizes for those who correctly... Read more

Still don't have Google Lens? Now you can download the new app
Still don't have Google Lens? Now you can download the new app By Maggie Tillman

It's now easier to find and use Google Lens.Google has released a standalone app for Lens via Google Play Store. With it, you have yet another way to access the smart camera feature. It's especially handy if your Android device doesn’t currently offer... Read more

Lego Apple ARKit 2 demo showcases next phase of AR interaction, we have a play
Lego Apple ARKit 2 demo showcases next phase of AR interaction, we have a play By Rik Henderson

Lego was invited on stage during Apple's WWDC keynote to show how ARKit 2 can improve augmented reality experiences when iOS 12 launches later this year.The toy manufacturer is no stranger to AR apps, having a couple of its own already and being part... Read more

Apple WWDC 2018: All the announcements that matter
Apple WWDC 2018: All the announcements that matter By Maggie Tillman

Apple's developer conference has happened, and we're rounding up what the company announced.Apple puts on an annual developer conference in California to showcase new software, software updates, and - sometimes - technologies that developers can leverage... Read more

Apple announces Google Maps and Waze integration into CarPlay
Apple announces Google Maps and Waze integration into CarPlay By Chris Hall

Apple took to the stage at WWDC - its 2018 developer conference - and introduced a wide-range of new features coming to iOS 12, the next version of its mobile software due later in 2018. Although the company didn't delve too deeply into CarPlay, it did... Read more

What is Siri Shortcuts and how does it work?
What is Siri Shortcuts and how does it work? By Max Langridge

Apple has used WWDC 2018 to announce a big update for its smart assistant Siri that will arrive with iOS 12 that makes it a lot more useful. Called Siri Shortcuts, the new feature lets you assign custom phrases to various supported apps so that you can... Read more

Apple adds Dolby Atmos to Apple TV 4K, will upgrade your library for free
Apple adds Dolby Atmos to Apple TV 4K, will upgrade your library for free By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced that it is adding support for Dolby Atmos to its Apple TV 4K box as part of the forthcoming tvOS 12 update. What's more, your existing movies and TV shows that support Dolby Atmos will be upgraded for free.It's a similar story to when... Read more

Memoji: Apple does a Samsung in offering your own customisable animated avatar
Memoji: Apple does a Samsung in offering your own customisable animated avatar By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced a couple of new Animojis and some new features for messaging in iMessage. However, the biggest new feature is Memoji, the ability to create your own customisable, animated avatar and use it anywhere you could use Animojis previously.We... Read more

This is the BlackBerry Key2, amazing press images leak to show all
This is the BlackBerry Key2, amazing press images leak to show all By Rik Henderson

BlackBerry Mobile will reveal its next handset on Thursday 7 June, at a dedicated event being held in New York.It will unveil the BlackBerry Key2, as revealed by the company itself in teasers and tweets over the last few weeks. We now also know exactly... Read more

Apple announces iOS 12 with Measure, Screen Time, Memoji, and more
Apple announces iOS 12 with Measure, Screen Time, Memoji, and more By Maggie Tillman

Apple is in the middle of presenting its WWDC 2018 keynote, and it's just announced the next major version of iOS is called iOS 12.The company said iOS 12 will be available on all the same devices as iOS 11. This software update was optimised with Apple's... Read more

Apple Music web player can now stream full songs for subscribers
Apple Music web player can now stream full songs for subscribers By Max Langridge

Apple has offered an embeddable widget for Apple Music for some time now. Artists have been able to use one on their websites to promote their latest single or album, but the web player has only been able to offer 30 - 90 second song previews. What is... Read more

Asus ROG Phone takes on Razer for gaming, world's first with 3D vapour-chamber cooling
Asus ROG Phone takes on Razer for gaming, world's first with 3D vapour-chamber cooling By Rik Henderson

Asus has announced a smartphone primarily dedicated towards gaming.Seen as a major rival to the Razer Phone, the ROG Phone under the Republic of Gamers brand has a unique GameCool 3D vapour-chamber cooling system to keep it running smoothly no matter... Read more

2018 Apple iPhone and iPhone X Plus revealed in amazing renders
2018 Apple iPhone and iPhone X Plus revealed in amazing renders By Rik Henderson

Apple's developers conference, WWDC, kicks off today with a keynote at 6pm BST and we'll likely see some new products and software announced. Pocket-lint will be in attendance and will bring you all the news as it happens.There won't, however, be any... Read more

OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War Edition official, new stock available but will you be able to get one?
OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War Edition official, new stock available but will you be able to get one? By Rik Henderson

OnePlus has teamed with Disney once again to produce a special Avengers: Infinity War edition of the OnePlus 6.The company previously released a OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition in a tie-in with Disney and Lucasfilm. This time it has turned its attention... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 in-display sensor confirmed; triple-lens camera suggested
Samsung Galaxy S10 in-display sensor confirmed; triple-lens camera suggested By Max Langridge

Samsung has finally settled on using Qualcomm's ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy S10 according to Korean news outlet ET News (via MySmartPrice). The same publication claimed just last week that Samsung was likely turning to Qualcomm... Read more

Alexa and Google Assistant voice control spotted on Xbox One
Alexa and Google Assistant voice control spotted on Xbox One By Max Langridge

Both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant smart assistants could soon be arriving on the Xbox One, after an image allegedly from an insider build of a future software update - shared by Windows Central - shows the option of enabling digital assistants on... Read more

Google to launch mid-range Pixel phone in 2019?
Google to launch mid-range Pixel phone in 2019? By Max Langridge

Google may add a mid-range Pixel smartphone to its roster sometime in 2019, according to Twitter tipster Roland Quandt, who has so often been a reliable source for various leaks and rumours.  Google Pixel 3 specs, release date, news and rumours Best... Read more

Last 10 seasons of Doctor Who now available to watch on BBC iPlayer for free
Last 10 seasons of Doctor Who now available to watch on BBC iPlayer for free By Rik Henderson

The BBC has made all episodes in the last 10 seasons of Doctor Who available to view for free on BBC iPlayer, including 13 specials, in the build up to the new season starting this autumn.Jodie Whittaker officially takes over as the 13th Doctor this year... Read more

20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3
20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3 By Dan Grabham

The iMac G3 is one of the most iconic computers that has ever existed - and it's now 20 years since Steve Jobs revealed it to the world (see the video below).The iMac brought several major innovations, not least that it was available in various colours,... Read more

How to watch UK TV online
How to watch UK TV online By Carrie Marshall

The days when entire families crowded round a small TV set to watch the same programme are long gone. Today we watch TV on all kinds of devices, and we watch when and where it suits us.The younger we are the less likely we are to watch live TV on a dedicated... Read more

Samsung could unveil its Galaxy Note 9 early this year on 9 August
Samsung could unveil its Galaxy Note 9 early this year on 9 August By Maggie Tillman

Samsung will announce its next Note on 9 August, according to a report.Bloomberg claimed the Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled two weeks earlier than the Note 8 was announced last year. Samsung also plans to release the phone by the end of August, the... Read more

Apple might copy P20 Pro and give next iPhone X three rear cameras
Apple might copy P20 Pro and give next iPhone X three rear cameras By Maggie Tillman

Apple is reportedly working on the next version of the iPhone X, and according to the latest rumours, it could feature three rear cameras.The Korea Herald claimed a new iPhone X Plus would come with three lenses, for instance. It also thinks Samsung’s... Read more

Walmart's Jetblack shopping service launches with built-in AI assistant
Walmart's Jetblack shopping service launches with built-in AI assistant By Maggie Tillman

Walmart has officially launched an AI-enhanced personal shopping service, called Jetblack, though it's US-only for now.Jetblack is a new app out in beta. The idea is that you can use it to text your shopping request. J, Jetblack's built-in assistant,... Read more

Samsung will launch its Galaxy J6 mid-ranger in UK this summer
Samsung will launch its Galaxy J6 mid-ranger in UK this summer By Maggie Tillman

Samsung has announced a new Galaxy phone: the Samsung Galaxy J6.The Galaxy J6 features a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED full-front display, 1.6GHz Octa-Core chip, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a micro-SD slot, a rear fingerprint scanner, and a 3,000 mAh battery.... Read more

Top phone photography tips from the team responsible for the Google Pixel camera
Top phone photography tips from the team responsible for the Google Pixel camera By Chris Hall

When it comes to smartphones, all the talk is about cameras. No manufacturer is immune from talking-up the prowess of its phone camera, from Apple to ZTE, it's the part of a phone launch that garners the most attention.Some great things have been achieved... Read more

Jeep to launch 10 hybrid and 4 EV models by 2022
Jeep to launch 10 hybrid and 4 EV models by 2022 By Max Langridge

Jeep CEO Mike Manley has announced at parent company FCA's five-year plan investors' day, that the SUV specialist will offer 10 hybrid and four fully-electric vehicles by 2022. Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads... Read more

Panasonic UB9000 UHD Blu-ray player plugs the high-end gap left by Oppo
Panasonic UB9000 UHD Blu-ray player plugs the high-end gap left by Oppo By Chris Hall

Panasonic announced a new reference grade Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the DP-UB9000 which has a substantial chassis and a range of other technologies to ensure supreme audio and visual performance. It was announced in February and more recently we've had... Read more

Jurassic World Alive: How to play, in-game payments and everything you need to know
Jurassic World Alive: How to play, in-game payments and everything you need to know By Chris Hall

There's a new mobile AR game, jumping onto the release of the next Jurassic Park film - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - and looking to take some of that cult Pokemon Go AR action into the realm of dinosaurs.Jurassic World Alive release dateJurassic World... Read more

Can't afford a real Bugatti Chiron? Build this Lego Technic model instead
Can't afford a real Bugatti Chiron? Build this Lego Technic model instead By Max Langridge

Owning a real Bugatti Chiron may be all well and good, but drive it out on the road and it will depreciate in value and be susceptible to stone chips and bird droppings. Why waste all that money when you can invest in your very own Lego Technic model... Read more

Sky Mobile offering free European flights with new phone or tablet
Sky Mobile offering free European flights with new phone or tablet By Max Langridge

Sky Mobile could make your summer that little bit better by offering a free return flight to one of 30 European destinations, thanks to a partnership with lastminute.com. What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data? The offer... Read more

Asus announces Chromebox 3 mini-PC with Intel 8th Gen chips and 4K UHD support
Asus announces Chromebox 3 mini-PC with Intel 8th Gen chips and 4K UHD support By Max Langridge

Asus has announced the latest generation of its Chromebox mini-PC series, the Chromebox 3. The mini Chrome OS-powered computer, first launched in 2014, is a versatile machine, capable of being used as a regular computer or as a media streamer connected... Read more

How to get round the Instapaper outage in Europe and read your saved articles
How to get round the Instapaper outage in Europe and read your saved articles By Rik Henderson

"Read later" bookmarking service Instapaper has been down in Europe this week as it tries to untangle the new GDPR legislation brought in by the European Union.Go to Instapaper.com and you are just faced with an apology, explaining that the site is unavailable... Read more