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Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 9: What's the rumoured difference?
Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 9: What's the rumoured difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Rumour has it there will be three new iPhones sometime at the beginning of September. It's been claimed we will see a refreshed iPhone X, a larger iPhone X Plus and a replacement for the iPhone 8.What any of the new iPhones will be officially called is... Read more

Best Fitbit fitness tracker: Which Fitbit is right for you?
Best Fitbit fitness tracker: Which Fitbit is right for you? By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has been around for years, sitting at the top of its activity tracking class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same sort of brand awareness. For many, a fitness band is simply called "a fitbit", such has the impact been of this... Read more

Apple iPhone XI vs iPhone X: What's the rumoured difference?
Apple iPhone XI vs iPhone X: What's the rumoured difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's next iPhone, or iPhones, are expected to be announced sometime in early September. It is thought we will see a successor to the iPhone X, as well as a larger iPhone X Plus model and possibly a third cheaper model too.How might the iPhone XI, also... Read more

Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around
Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around By Adrian Willings

Setting out on a mission to find the very best gaming headsets was a daunting task. There are a multitude of options out there - wired, wireless, closed and open cup designs, stereo and surround sound headsets, oval and round earcups, leather and material... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases: Protect your new Samsung device
Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases: Protect your new Samsung device By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone at an event on 9 August. The new device joins the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the company's 2018 line-up of flagship smartphones, adding an S Pen to the party.It's a fabulous looking device that refines the Note... Read more

Best upcoming PC games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond
Best upcoming PC games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond By Adrian Willings

There are plenty of incredible games coming to PC in the next few months and beyond.From triple-A titles to highly hyped gems, there's plenty to look forward to, whatever your gaming passion. We've hand-picked some of the best, including trailers for... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has arrived, joining the company's Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the 2018 line up of flagship devices.We've compared the Note 9 to the Galaxy S9+ in a separate feature, but how does the new model compare to the Galaxy Note 8 that it replaces?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced its third flagship smartphone in the form of the Galaxy Note 9. There was plenty of speculation surrounding the device but now the details are official so how does it compare to the current competition?Here we are running the Galaxy... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced its latest Note device on 9 August at an event in New York, completing its line-up of 2018 flagship handsets.The Galaxy Note 9 sits alongside the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, primarily distinguishing itself from the other two handsets... Read more

Best turntables 2018: The top record players to buy
Best turntables 2018: The top record players to buy By Max Langridge

You'll no doubt have noticed a greater presence of vinyl records in your local music shop, whether it be a chain or an independent store. Vinyl is really making a comeback and audiophiles will argue that's a good thing. The best Bluetooth speakers to... Read more

The best tablet 2018: Top tablets and 2-in-1s to buy today
The best tablet 2018: Top tablets and 2-in-1s to buy today By Britta O'Boyle

So you're looking for the best new tablet to buy? Or you rather like the thought of a 2-in-1 tablet-PC convertible? You've come to the right place.We'll guide you through the top tablets and 2-in-1 devices available today, in order to help you reach a... Read more

15 best smartphones 2018: The best phones available to buy today
15 best smartphones 2018: The best phones available to buy today By Chris Hall

Welcome to our guide to the best smartphone to buy today. We'll guide you through all the top mobile phones we've reviewed, both on Android and iOS. We continually update our best smartphone guide to reflect recent launches, recognise price changes,... Read more

Best Alexa speakers: Top Amazon Echo alternatives
Best Alexa speakers: Top Amazon Echo alternatives By Max Langridge

Alexa is great, she can control all manner of smart home products, answer any questions you may have and play you music she thinks you'll love.But that last one can pose a problem if you have the Amazon Echo, because it isn't the greatest sounding speaker... Read more

Which is the best Microsoft Surface device for you?
Which is the best Microsoft Surface device for you? By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft offers five devices within its Surface portfolio: the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, Surface Studio, and Surface Go.Each Surface has a touchscreen, but only four of them are truly "mobile", as one of them, the Surface Studio, is... Read more

Motorola Moto Z3 vs Z3 Play vs Z2 Play vs Z2 Force: What’s the difference?
Motorola Moto Z3 vs Z3 Play vs Z2 Play vs Z2 Force: What’s the difference? By Mike Lowe

There's two new Moto Z handsets for 2018: the Z3 and Z3 Play. The former is a US exclusive, in essence replacing the Z2 Force, while the latter updates the Z2 Play.For this new generation there's no Force edition to be found, however, so how do the new... Read more

Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?
Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

If you've considered buying a smart speaker in the last two years, you'll undoubtedly be aware of Amazon's Echo and its Alexa assistant and if you've ever considered multiroom audio, you're almost certain to have come across Sonos. Until very recently,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 vs Galaxy Tab S3: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 vs Galaxy Tab S3: What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

Samsung has unveiled its next iPad rival.At a tiny press gathering in NYC, just one week before the company unveils the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab S4 tablet. The Tab S4 is supposed to offer "tablet mobility and PC power".... Read more

Honor Play vs Honor 10: What's the difference?
Honor Play vs Honor 10: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Honor has confirmed it will be announcing a new device at IFA 2018 and while we don't yet know what this device will be, many are expecting the Honor Play.The Honor Play recently launched in China so we already know a little bit about the new big-screened... Read more

The best robot vacuum cleaner 2018: Why do your own cleaning?
The best robot vacuum cleaner 2018: Why do your own cleaning? By Adrian Willings

Household chores like ironing, washing and vacuuming are never particularly enjoyable. In fact, most people hate them and the few that might enjoy them are probably getting paid to do so.Don't worry though, there is something that could make your life... Read more

Intel i5 vs Intel i7: what's the difference?
Intel i5 vs Intel i7: what's the difference? By David Nield

Take a wander down the computer isle in your local electronics store, or have a browse online for the latest laptops and desktops, and you're likely to come across a lot of references to Intel i5 and Intel i7.So just what do these technical-sounding names... Read more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK?
Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? By Max Langridge

Music streaming is by far the most popular way for us to consume music. Where once we had to import and rip CDs to our computers, or download songs (legally we hope), we now access to the music from all over the world through our smartphones.There's fierce... Read more

Amazon Music Unlimited vs Spotify: Which is best?
Amazon Music Unlimited vs Spotify: Which is best? By Max Langridge

The rise of Amazon Music Unlimited has gone hand-in-hand with the explosion in use of Amazon Echo and the Alexa digital assistant. It integrates seamlessly with Echo, while also working as streaming service on your phone.But Spotify is probably the... Read more

The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads
The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads By Max Langridge

Electric cars have been around for a few years now, although if we're being technical, they've being around since the 19th century. But the first electric car of the modern era, and the first highway legal production all-electric battery-powered vehicle... Read more

Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Samsung A8 vs Moto G6 vs Nokia 7 Plus: Which is best?
Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Samsung A8 vs Moto G6 vs Nokia 7 Plus: Which is best? By Mike Lowe

With many flagship phones costing almost a grand - £1000 - it's no wonder more and more people are looking to affordable phones to buy outright. Besides, the quality offered by these devices is on the up.Following the Xiaomi Mi A2 global announcement... Read more

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond
Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond By Rik Henderson

There are amazing games coming out for Xbox One in the coming months. Whether you own an Xbox One S, 4K-ready Xbox One X or even an original Xbox One, you are in for a treat.And thanks to E3 2018, we now know much more about many of them, including trailers.... Read more

Arlo Audio Doorbell vs Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbells: What's the difference?
Arlo Audio Doorbell vs Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbells: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Nest Hello is the video doorbell from Nest. The company already offers various smart home devices including its popular Learning Thermostat and various cameras for both indoor and outdoor, but a video doorbell has been a long time coming.Ring meanwhile... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 vs Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G6 Play: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto G6 vs Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G6 Play: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Motorola G has a longstanding reputation as the affordable phone to beat. Well, that used to be the case. With the advancement of Chinese competition, Motorola in 2018 is taking a different tack by delivering no less than three Moto G6 phones: the... Read more

The best Amazon Echo deals for July 2018
The best Amazon Echo deals for July 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our roundup of the best Amazon Echo deals, with the latest pricing available for all of Amazon's Echo devices.  Echo Show: £199.99 Amazon Echo: £89.99 Echo Spot: Just £119.99 Echo Dot: £49.99 - plus buy 3 Echo Dots for £129.97  There... Read more

Black Friday UK 2018: How to get the best best Black Friday deals in the UK
Black Friday UK 2018: How to get the best best Black Friday deals in the UK By Rik Henderson

Black Friday has become a worldwide phenomenon. Coupled with Cyber Monday, Black Friday offers incredible deals from multiple retailers online and in-store.The main action happens on the Friday itself but in order to get some breathing space retailers... Read more

The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018: These deals are still on!
The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018: These deals are still on! By Dan Grabham

Amazon Prime Day has been and gone, though there are still a few special offers around on the Amazon UK Prime Day Hub. A deal that is still on is the super Amazon Music Unlimited deal that will get you 4 months for just 99p - normally it's £9.99... Read more

Best Amazon US Prime Day 2018 deals: Phones, laptops, smart home devices, and more
Best Amazon US Prime Day 2018 deals: Phones, laptops, smart home devices, and more By Maggie Tillman

Amazon US Prime Day is here.It's an annual event exclusive to paid Amazon Prime subscribers and there are some amazing offers from Amazon US. If you're a Prime member, the day will be filled to the brim with thousands of amazing deals.Keep in mind you... Read more

Best Amazon Kindle: Which Kindle is best for you?
Best Amazon Kindle: Which Kindle is best for you? By Chris Hall

The Kindle reader is one of the most popular choices for ebook reading, letting you read your favourite books on a digital device, without the drawbacks that come with using a tablet or smartphone.Not only is the Kindle power efficient, meaning it will... Read more

MacBook Pro (2018) vs MacBook Pro (2017): What's the difference?
MacBook Pro (2018) vs MacBook Pro (2017): What's the difference? By Chris Hall

If you're an Apple watcher, you'll probably be familiar with Apple's update cycles on its MacBook models. Apple has just announced new 2018 MacBook Pro models. So which Macs have been updated? The MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar - there's no change... Read more

The best Chromebook 2018: Our pick of the top Chrome OS laptops
The best Chromebook 2018: Our pick of the top Chrome OS laptops By Dan Grabham

Whether it's school work, video editing, spreadsheet managing, or whatever else your job may entail, you need a good laptop to get your tasks sorted.Here we've compiled a list of the best laptops featuring Google's Chrome OS and we'll be adding more... Read more

Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?
Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point, spanning smart speakers, video devices and new Alexa Gadgets.The Echo family of products has grown rapidly over the last couple of years, with a flurry of new devices announced last September to add to the... Read more

Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: Which Google Home speaker should you buy?
Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: Which Google Home speaker should you buy? By Adrian Willings

If you're looking for an intelligent smart home speaker, then one powered by Google is likely to be a good alternative to the Amazon Echo range. Like the Amazon Echo smart speakers, Google Home devices are available in a range of sizes. While they all... Read more

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 8: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 8: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are similar to the previous iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but the iPhone X changes things up in terms of design and features. Here are the differences and similarities between the three iPhones, all released late last year.Check... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

As you'll know, Apple now has a premium iPhone called the iPhone X with Face ID but it is still selling several Touch ID iPhones. That means if you're in the market for a new iPhone, you have a decision to make. This feature explains how the iPhone... Read more

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

How does the iPhone X compare to the older iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S models though? If you're considering upgrading from your older iPhone model, or you want to know if the iPhone X is worth the big bucks, here is how it compares to the iPhone 7 and iPhone... Read more

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference?
Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

We pit the top iPhone against the best that Google has to offer - don't forget to check out our Pixel 2 XL review and the iPhone X review, too. Let's see how these devices compare. Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference? Google Pixel 2... Read more

Which is the best iPhone? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone X?
Which is the best iPhone? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone X? By Britta O'Boyle

There is plenty of choice when it comes to smartphones, almost too much in fact. Chances are if you are reading this feature, however, you have at least narrowed your options down to the Apple iPhone.So as you have discarded Android, as well as the other... Read more

The best Beats headphones 2018: Which should you choose?
The best Beats headphones 2018: Which should you choose? By Max Langridge

Beats headphones have gone through various iterations over the years and following the company's acquisition by Apple, they are more popular than ever. Their signature bass-focused sound has remained a constant throughout the series' development, too,... Read more

Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018
Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018 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, that there's anticipation for the next big thing.Here we look at those phones that haven't yet launched,... Read more

The best iPhone X deals for July 2018
The best iPhone X deals for July 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Apple iPhone X is available in two colours, space grey and silver. It's the latest and greatest from Apple, the pinnacle of iPhone's 10 year history and the model for the future of Apple's trend-setting smartphone.It comes in two storage variants... Read more

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your Apple device
Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your Apple device By Britta O'Boyle

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may have been replaced by the iPhone 8 duo, but they continue to sell and as ever, still need protecting.  Apple iPhone 7 review Apple iPhone 7 Plus review Luckily, there are plenty of cases out there to protect your new... Read more

Best Sonos speaker? Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Beam, Playbar and Playbase compared
Best Sonos speaker? Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Beam, Playbar and Playbase compared By Britta O'Boyle

Multi-room speaker options are plentiful to say the least, with Denon, Samsung or LG and all offering their own take, with Apple, Amazon and Google now getting into the mix too.Unlike some of the newer additions to the multi-room speaker sector, Sonos... Read more

Microsoft Surface Go vs Apple iPad 9.7 (2018): What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Go vs Apple iPad 9.7 (2018): What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has announced a new Surface, called the Surface Go, and it has pitched the tablet squarely at Apple's iPad.The iPad 9.7 (2018) is now the cheapest way to get your hands on an Apple tablet. But how does it compare to entry-level Surface Go, which... Read more

The best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for July 2018
The best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for July 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our guide to the very best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals. The Sony Xperia XZ2 is available in black, silver, blue and pink. SIM-free, the Xperia XZ2 price is £599 with a free PlayStation Plus membership worth £49.99 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact price... Read more

Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: It's Samsung vs Apple in the clash of the titans
Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: It's Samsung vs Apple in the clash of the titans By Chris Hall

The world of top smartphones has polarised in the past few years into two distinct factions: Apple or Android. More specifically, it's Apple vs Samsung at the top of the tree for phones sold. Both shipped over 70 million devices in Q4 2017, occupying... Read more

Android vs iPhone: Which is best for you?
Android vs iPhone: Which is best for you? By David Nield

Few match-ups in tech get bigger than this – the one involving that indispensable gadget you carry around in your pocket every day. Should your smartphone be running Android? Or is the iPhone the smarter choice? Which is the best mid-range phone? On... Read more