Lego ISS Review: Deceptively Big, and Annoyingly Fiddly

2018 was the tenth anniversary of the Lego Ideas programme, and to help commemorate that fact Lego decided to pull one of the old rejects from the pile and bring it to Lego store shelves. Why they did it late I don't know, but a fan vote was held and the winner (by a long shot) was the International Space Station. Several months after the news was announced, the set is here, for the fairly reasonable price of £65. But in case you can't decide whether to pick one up or not, we put it together to see how it was. Read More >>

Rick and Morty Season 4 Returns to E4 in May

Earlier today Adult Swim announced that the second half of Rick and Morty's fourth season would begin on 3rd May over in the States, leaving us Brits to wonder how long E4 would make us wait. Apparently not that long, because it's just been announced that those episodes will also be airing in the UK sometime in May. Read More >>

New Bullets Wireless Earbuds Could Launch Alongside the OnePlus 8

OnePlus has a big release window ahead of it from the sounds of things, and in addition to the OnePlus 8 series and the budget OnePlus Z, it seems there may well be a new pair of Bullets Wireless on the way. Bullets Wireless Z, as they're apparently called, plus with a special wireless charging pad. Read More >>

Sheffield Idiot Visits Snowdonia During Lockdown, Locals Block Him In Until Police Arrive

If there's anything I've learned about the Welsh, it's that they tend to have a short fuse (or at least they do in my family), and that can manifest itself as a lack of patience - especially when dealing with the dipshits of the world. Dipshits like the Sheffield man who decided now was the perfect time to go and visit Snowdonia, and wound up being essentially detained by the fed up locals. Read More >>

Roku’s Going to Start Letting You Use Google Assistant and Alexa to Control Playback

There are a lot of factors to take into account when you're picking a streaming device, or if you happen to cate what software your smart TV runs. For some people integration with smart assistants is key, especially that inevitably means being able to use your voice to control playback - and not go hunting down the side of the sofa for the remote. Naturally, not wanting to be left behind, the upcoming Roku OS 9.3 update is bringing support for Alexa and Google Assistant into the fold. Read More >>

The OnePlus 8 Series Will be Unveiled on 14th April

When you're all stuck at home working, wrangling children, or being bored, there's not a lot to get you really excited about new tech. Except maybe a new phone? Assuming the coronavirus doesn't affect supply lines, those are still to come regardless of how long Boris makes us stay inside. The next big event on the calendar appears to be the launch of the OnePlus 8 series, with OnePlus now confirming that it'll be showing off the phones on the 14th April. Read More >>

Huawei is the Latest Company to Launch a Virtual Assistant For Nobody to Use

Virtual assistants are everywhere, and Big Tech is adamant that they will make our lives easier and more convenient – because once connected to our devices we can use those assistants to control everything with nothing more than our voice. Which sounds cool, even though it's usually easier to just do things the old-fashioned way (or that's my experience, anyway). Naturally lots of companies have their own take on AI assistants, and today it was announced that Huawei is going to be joining them with one of its own. Read More >>

Hey Huawei, Why are Your Crippled Devices So Expensive?

Today is the day that Huawei announces the P40 series, the latest in its flagship smartphone series that people would normally be very excited about. But that's not the case this time round, or it doesn't seem to be at any rate. That's because Huawei is still in that situation where it's not allowed access to Google Play Services, and thus you can't download any apps from the Google Play Store. That's going to be the case for a long time, and anyone who buys a Huawei device released after last summer won't have access to nearly as many apps as someone who bought a P30 this time last year. Read More >>

The UK Government Just Enabled a WhatsApp Chatbot to Offer Coronavirus Advice

The government has never really had a good relationship with WhatsApp. It's encrypted end-to-end, naturally, and various iterations of our government have spent years trying to disable it so our messages can be snooped on. But now the government is taking advantage of the service's ubiquity, with a brand new chatbot designed to help people learn more about the coronavirus pandemic. Read More >>

Sky Q Will Only Stream Disney+ in HD For Now

Sky Q subscribers can get Disney+ with a little bit less hassle than normal, because the Disney+ app is available on the Sky Q box - meaning you don't have to go swapping between input devices to watch whatever it is you want to see on Disney's new streaming platform. But that's not going to be the best way to watch it, because Sky Q customers are relegated to standard HD streams. Read More >>

Lego Ideas’ ‘Pirates of Barracuda Bay’ Arrives on 1st April

Remember the olden days, before licensing and Ninjago were a thing, and the coolest Lego theme was the Pirates line? It's been a long time since we had anything like that, Pirates of the Caribbean not withstanding, but now the pirates are back. Specifically the Pirates of Barracuda Bay. Read More >>

The Best Movies You Can Watch on Disney+ That Aren’t Marvel or Star Wars

After so much waiting, Disney+ has finally arrived in the UK for our residents to watch without resorting to piracy or VPN trickery. The data speeds may have been reduced thanks to this whole coronavirus lockdown, but it's here, it's working, and it's watchable. The only problem is sifting through the big-ass catalogue and finding something to watch. Read More >>

Which Disney+ Movies Can You Watch in 4K and HDR in the UK? [Updated]

One of the defining characteristics of Disney+ is that it's one price and plan for everyone. Unlike, say, Netflix, you don't have to pay more for things like better picture quality. So in other words you can watch films in the best possible way, namely 4K and HDR, while only paying that same £6 a month of £60 a year. Read More >>

Today’s the Last Day You Can Get £10 off a Year of Disney+

Today is the 23rd of March, and tomorrow is the 24th. Do you know what that means? Yes, tomorrow is the day Disney+ finally launches in the UK, and that makes today the very last day you can take advantage of the pre-order bonus and save yourself £10. Read More >>