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  • Google Glass 2: What’s the story so far?

    3 July 2015, 2:34 pm by: Elyse Betters

    You've probably heard that Google Glass is dead. Well, it isn't. It's alive and well and supposedly headed toward a second version that'll be released sometime this year. A new FCC filing supposedly for the device has even revealed what it will likely...
  • BlackBerry Venice could be the Android BB slider you've been looking for

    3 July 2015, 12:22 pm by: Chris Hall

    A leopard might not be able to change its spots - this leak comes from "retired" leaker Evan Blass - but it seems BlackBerry might be able to change its OS.  There have been rumours circulating that BlackBerry was taking a lot of interest in what Android...
  • Amazon Echo review: Ace assistant, average speaker

    3 July 2015, 12:00 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Amazon has launched a cylindrical, internet-connected Bluetooth-capable speaker called Echo, which doubles as your personal cloud-based assistant, addressed as Alexa. Because you've always wanted to talk to a home speaker, right? "Alexa, who is the mayor...
  • Real-life smarthome: What is it really like living with Honeywell, Nest, Tado, Hive, Philips Hue,…

    3 July 2015, 10:00 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    The smarthome is no longer the subject of dreams - it is very much the here and now. There are numerous products and devices out there that will turn your house into a clever one, from smartphone-controlled lights to heating and cameras. But what is it...
  • Team Pocket-lint tackles the Three Peaks Challenge

    3 July 2015, 9:02 am by: Chris Hall

    Team Pocket-lint will be tackling the Three Peaks Challenge in July, supported by Asus. That's right, we're going on our own search of incredible, challenging ourselves to climb the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours. We've...
  • What is raw capture and do I need it on my smartphone?

    3 July 2015, 8:53 am by: Chris Hall

    The most fiercely fought of battles when it comes to smartphones is in camera performance. It's the first port of call when it comes to comparisons, it's where the fans compete and contrast their devices. Smartphone cameras have been getting more…
  • Jawbone UP3 review: Up there with the best of them?

    3 July 2015, 8:00 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    There are plenty of fitness tracking devices available these days and Jawbone's Up series has been one of our go-to favourites. Now in its third generation, the Up3 is more capable than ever before. But unlike the Fitbit and Withings products of this...
  • Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched

    3 July 2015, 6:11 am by: Rik Henderson

    Figures from the Official Chart Company show that online streaming is rapidly becoming the UK's favourite way to consume music content. In the first six months of 2015 Brits listened to 11.5 billion tracks streamed from services such as Spotify, Deezer...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus and S6 Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

    3 July 2015, 5:27 am by: Rik Henderson

    We've heard in the recent past that before it unveils the Galaxy Note 5, expected to be the highlight of its pre-IFA press event in Berlin at the start of September, Samsung will be supersizing its current flagship Android phone. There has been word on...
  • EE fined £1 million by Ofcom for mishandling customer complaints

    3 July 2015, 4:02 am by: Rik Henderson

    Ofcom has fined EE a staggering £1 million for not treating customer complaints in the proper manner, as according to the code of practice set by the UK's communications regulator and agreed by all networks. EE, it ruled, failed to inform customers...
  • iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

    2 July 2015, 7:53 pm by: Elyse Betters

    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have both been around long enough now to consider them part of the furniture. And it's not too long before Apple traditionally launches its new range of handsets, so that means it's time to look toward the near future and speculate...
  • New iPhone 6S leak suggests it'll have a 12MP rear camera that shoots 4K video

    2 July 2015, 7:44 pm by: Elyse Betters

    The latest rumours indicate the next-generation iPhone won't boast any design changes, but it might come with some major spec bumps, such as a 4K camera. The next iPhone, thought to be called the iPhone 6S (there could also be an iPhone 6S Plus model),...
  • Here is Zane Lowe's first Beats 1 interview with Eminem, in case you missed it

    2 July 2015, 6:56 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple Music kicked off earlier this week, with DJ Zane Lowe at the helm of its live radio feature, and now a video of his first exclusive Beats 1 interview has been made available via YouTube. The week before Apple Music launched, Lowe began teasing through...
  • Think like a hacker and protect yourself online for 74 per cent off

    2 July 2015, 6:52 pm by: Pocket-lint Promotion

      The best way to protect yourself and your business from hackers? Beat them at their own game. This White-Hat Hacker & Penetration Testing course teaches you how to protect against potential attacks and helps you jumpstart a new career in penetration...
  • Plex is being blackmailed by a hacker who wants ransom paid in bitcoin

    2 July 2015, 5:31 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Plex has been hacked, majorly. And the person responsible for the crime is demanding ransom or else he or she will release usernames and passwords for every customer who uses the media streaming service, according to an email sent out to subscribers on...
  • Chevy is adding an air conditioner just for overheated phones to 2016 cars

    2 July 2015, 4:01 pm by: Elyse Betters

    All smartphones occasionally overheat, but Chevrolet wants to stop it. You've probably experienced your phone getting overly warm when doing the most common tasks, like streaming music or playing a graphic-intense game. Even high ambient temperatures...
  • Casio is making a smartwatch, set to release in 2016

    2 July 2015, 1:30 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Casio introduced its first digital watch more than 40 years ago, but now, in order to keep up with the times, the Japanese watchmaker is currently developed a new watch that "tries to be smart". According to The Wall Street Journal, Casio has a smartwatch...
  • Enter to win the Fitbit Surge giveaway

    2 July 2015, 12:56 pm by: Pocket-lint Promotion

    Good things come in threes, the best things in life are free, and therefore… okay fine, we'll stop. Our point is, we have three Fitbit Surges to give away (free!) to three winners at Pocket-lint Deals. Feeling lucky? Entering to win a Fitbit Surge is...
  • Windows 10 won’t be available to everybody at launch

    2 July 2015, 11:35 am by: Rik Henderson

    Windows 10 will be available from 29 July but it has been revealed that most consumers will not actually get the update that day. Microsoft has confirmed its roll out plans and it will be phasing the release of the software in order to prevent servers...
  • HTC Aero could be the smartphone to end HTC's camera woes

    2 July 2015, 11:32 am by: Chris Hall

    We've been talking about HTC's future plans for a few weeks, following CEO Cher Wang's pronouncement that there would be a new "hero" handset coming in October 2015. There's been little to go on in terms of the actual details, but the trickle has started,...
  • Special edition Game of Thrones Blu-ray box-sets get Dolby Atmos soundtracks

    2 July 2015, 10:47 am by: Rik Henderson

    Home cinema buffs who have already invested in AV receivers with Dolby Atmos support have struggled to find natively recorded content in the format's relatively short life so far, but it looks like a corner has been turned. HBO has decided to remaster...
  • Best smartphones to look forward to in 2015

    2 July 2015, 10:07 am by: Chris Hall

    With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing to envy. We've rounded up the best smartphones...
  • Is there anything better than GoPro footage of a waterskiing squirrel?

    2 July 2015, 9:44 am by: Rik Henderson

    Want to know how to win the net? Post video of a waterskiing squirrel of course. That's what we have here as GoPro managed to capture Twiggy the squirrel in action during this year's summer X-Games. The Games took place at the beginning of June in Austin,...
  • The PNY Powerpack T2600 is all you need on a hot LZ

    2 July 2015, 8:58 am by: Chris Hall

    There are only two actions you can take when an ambush is sprung. You can lie down in the killzone and die, or you can run into the enemy, charging the guns. Today was not a good day to die.  There was no indication that this would be a hot LZ, but it...
  • Want to see Kelly Brook showered in gold for HTC One M9 Gold launch? It's your lucky day

    2 July 2015, 8:05 am by: Rik Henderson

    To celebrate the arrival of the Gold on Gold edition of the HTC One M9, which is now available through EE exclusively, the phone manufacturer employed the considerable talents of actress and model Kelly Brook for a set of stunning images where she appears...

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