Huawei smartphone wins Gadget of the Year award

Huawei smartphone wins Gadget of the Year award

The P20 Huawei smartphone wins Gadget of the Year award star prize. Huawei has walked away with four awards at this year’s EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. Its even beaten the likes of...
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EU copyright law could cut off YouTube in UK

Member states are to decide on whether to go forward with controversial changes to EU copyright law changes in January 2019. YouTube has warned viewers across the EU could be cut off...
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Vine becomes Byte video app

Founder Dom Hofmann confirmed on Twitter the new Byte video app service will launch next year. Dom Hofmann took to Twitter to reveal the new “looping video app” will go live in...
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Hitch an electric scooter ride in London

Bird, the Californian electric scooter start-up has launched a pilot along a path in the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. The electric scooter craze which is taking the US by storm...
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Three million electric car charge points needed

While everyone realises the need for electric vehicles there has always been questions about how the infrastructure to support them will be created and paid for. Now a new report suggests...

Shanghai airport using facial recognition check in

It is now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology. The move is part of an ambitious roll-out of facial recognition systems in China. But the...
Facebook video calling screen

Facebook video calling screen announced

The new Facebook video calling screen called Portal and Portal+ will go on sale in in November. Facebook has unveiled the company’s first ever hardware product. It's a video calling device called...
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EE sets up 5G mobile trial

EE has switched on the UK’s first 5G mobile trial at Canary Wharf in London. The telecoms firm, which is part of the BT Group, is using a site in Montgomery Square...
sky and netflix join forces

Sky and Netflix join forces

Sky and Netflix have joined forces with Netflix coming to Sky Q for the first time. The two entertainment giants have now confirmed the launch of a new subscription package. Ultimate On...

No mobile phone coverage on more than 5,000 miles of road network

Drivers who break down on more than 5,000 miles of Britain’s roads cannot call for help because there is no mobile phone coverage, according to a new study. Some 5,540 miles of...
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BA data breach: Are you affected?

380,000 payments were compromised by the BA data breach. British Airways has warned customers that around 380,000 card payments on its website and app were compromised during a 15-day data breach. Here...
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YouTube royalties hit a bum note with UK musicians

Artists claim a song needs to be streamed 51.1 million times before they can make the average UK salary of £27,600 from YouTube royalties. Musicians, MPs and music industry leaders are set...
Dyson test track

Dyson test track planned for Wiltshire airfield base

The Dyson test track and other facilities at Hullavington are part of the company’s plan to start selling electric vehicles from 2021. Dyson has unveiled plans for a 10-mile test track where...
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Nintendo InkyPen new digital comic service

The Nintendo InkyPen subscription service launches on the Switch console in November. Among its new trailers at Gamescom, Nintendo announced a very different service for its Switch console – a digital comic...
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Google tracks your movements

Many of the tech giant’s services on Android devices and iPhones store location data, so Google tracks you even if you tell it you do not want this. Google records your movements...
After texts, Facebook Messenger was the most common platform for messaging scams

Messaging scams still catching people out

Which? found the most common messaging scams claimed to be from HM Revenue and Customs. A third of people who use text messaging have received a scam attempt in the last six...
samsung galaxy note 9 unveiled

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 unveiled along with other goodies

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been given a larger battery and more storage, while the Galaxy Home smart speaker will feature virtual assistant Bixby. Samsung has unveiled its latest Galaxy...
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Blue light from smartphones can accelerate blindness

Scientists say prolonged exposure to blue light can damage the retina and cause an incurable eye disease. Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to...
ola ride-hailing app

Ola ride-hailing app to launch in UK

The Indian Ola ride-hailing app is to launch in the UK in competition with Uber. Which is good news for those stuck for a ride at the end of a night...
virgin hyperloop one chooses spain

Virgin Hyperloop One chooses Spain

It's a bit of a surprise but Virgin Hyperloop One has chosen a Spanish village for its first EU development site. The company is expected to create between 200 and 300...