phones
Sony’s 4K Xperia XZ2 is Coming to the UK on 31st August

Back in April Sony announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium, but revealed that it had "no plans" to bring the phone to the UK. For reasons that were never actually divulged, and probably wouldn't make sense if they were. Now that's changing, and Sony has announced the phone will be coming here on 31st August. Read More >>

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The Government Wants to Trial 5G on Train Routes Between Manchester and Leeds

With the launch of 5G services sort-of imminent, there's a lot of work being done testing and trialling 5G services in various part of the country. Even if most of those locations seem to be in or near London. Now, though, the government has decided it wants to have a 5G trial on trans-Pennine train routes between Manchester and Leeds, and is looking for someone to get involved. Read More >>

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The OnePlus 6T Will Apparently Arrive in October

It doesn't feel like it's been that long since the OnePlus 6 arrived on the scene, but it's apparently time to start thinking about the impending launch of the OnePlus 6T. The latest report claims that the company's mid-cycle follow-up is set to arrive sometime in October. Read More >>

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Google Might Release its Own Smart Display Later This Year

Even though it's only August it feels as though the year is basically over, so it's a little bit weird to think that we still have a bunch of major announcements yet to come. Google. in particular, is seemingly set to have a very busy few months if all the rumours are to be believed. Not only will the company launch the Pixel 3 (and XL), alongside a rumoured Pixel Watch and second-gen Pixel Buds, it's now rumoured Google will be launching its own Assistant-powered smart display to compete with Amazon's Echo Show. Read More >>

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Eon has Opened up a Smart Energy Concept Home in London

If you've ever wondered just how much impact a full range of smart home technologies can have on everyday life, you're not alone. Energy provider Eon is also curious, and with that in mind it's teamed up with developer Berkley Homes to launch a smart home filled with the latest and best tech. The goal is to study how smart tech can intgrate with daily life, and work out how to make energy efficiency "second nature" to regular people. Read More >>

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Leaker Reckons HTC Will Stop Making its Own Phones

The past few years haven't been so great for HTC's phone-making division. The company has slowly been fading from the spotlight because people seem to have stopped buying its devices, not the mention the increased competition from companies that have been rising up the popularity league tables. So when you hear speculation that the company will stop making its own phones, it doesn't sound like the most unlikely thing in the world. Read More >>

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M&S is Replacing Call Centre Staff With AI

If a company isn't talking about getting itself on the blockchain, there's a good chance they're trying to get in on the other new big-business buzzword: artificial intelligence. M&S is the latest company to get in on the action, with plans to implement voice recognition and AI to help reroute customer calls. Read More >>

deals
eBay is Knocking 15% Off Everything Just for Today

Here's a deal you won't want to miss. For a few select hours eBay is giving users the chance to claim 15 per cent off anything on site. No rules on what sellers are and aren't taking part, just a flat 15 per cent off your order. Naturally there are some conditions you have to stick to. Read More >>

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South London is Getting Some More Solar-Powered Smart Benches

Everything is smart these days. The phones, the bulbs, the TVs, even the washing machines can order some new detergent or book in a repair session without you getting involved. London has also seen the new Wi-fi emitting smart pods and green solar-powered phone box-shaped charging stations. Now South London is getting some new 'smart benches' that capture the power of the sun. Read More >>

rumours
Report Claims iPhone XI and XI Plus Will Have Apple Pencil Support

Earlier this week Samsung released an advert mocking the fact only iPads support the Apple Pencil - whereas the Galaxy Note 9 did. It was a pretty daft advert then, but it sounds even dafter now that we're hearing reports that the iPhone XI and XI Plus will have stylus support after all. Read More >>

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Amazon May Take on the Meerkats With its Own Price Comparison Site

It feels like Amazon touches on most areas of consumer business, especially since its become the go-to online shopping hub for a lot of people. It's got shopping, groceries, logistics, streaming and digital downloads, to name a few, and now it may be trying to break into the Meerkat-loving world of price comparison. Read More >>

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Your Call Recording App Isn’t Going to Work With Android Pie

The rollout of Android 9 (Pie) has already begun, but there's a problem for one very particular kind of app. While there had been rumours Google was going to offer a built-in call recording feature on Pie, it seems that the latest version of Android has stopped many of the third party apps from working. Basically if you want to record your phone calls that badly you're probably going to have to root your device. Read More >>

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Lego Seems to be Back at Board Games, as Ludo is Spotted in the Wild

Several years ago Lego made the decision to get into the board game business, developing new and classic games out of Lego pieces for everyone to enjoy. From what I recall this was met fairly well, but in recent years we haven't seen much of that. There's the Iconic Chess Set that went on sale last year and the Guess Who clone that just got discontinued, but that's about it. If you miss the blend of Lego and table-top gaming, there's good news because someone's spotted Lego Ludo in the wild. Read More >>

education
Can You Answer Today’s A Level Maths Questions?

Today is A Level results day in England and Wales, and no doubt there are going to be lots of people who do spectacularly well and get all the grades they need to go to University. Only to drop out after a year and try to form a bike-share start-up . It's also bound to kickstart that same conversation we have every year, with some miserable old people complaining that exams are too easy these days and kids are lucky they get to do coursework and get extra time because of everyone's shared anxiety. Read More >>

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The UK Loves Electric Cars, But it’s One of the Worst Countries for Charging Infrastructure

Electric cars are pretty popular in this country, especially amongst the youth who are least resistant to switching from a petrol pump to a plug socket. But echoing what we've heard before, it seems the UK isn't really ready to handle a steep uptake in electrical vehicles. Or at least it's not if a new report is to be believed. Read More >>