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5G smartphones are coming in 2019, says Qualcomm

At its 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm has announced a successful 5G connection using its Snapdragon X50 modem alongside the first reference design smartphone. The firm also introduced the Snapdragon 636. There’s been a lot of talk but 5G is finally real with Qualcomm managing the first successful trial of a 5G connection. The firm has delivered higher than gigabit speeds using the X50 modem, announced last year, over a 28Ghz mmWave frequency. The firm expects devices with the Snapdragon [...]

Best cheap Bluetooth speakers of 2017

Enhance your audiovisual experience from your smartphone, tablet or laptop with a portable Bluetooth speaker. Once an accessory that could cost you upwards of £100, these days you needn't spend the earth to get better sound, and here we showcase the best cheap Bluetooth speakers you can buy in the UK in 2017. If you're looking for something a little more expensive, head over to our best high-end Bluetooth speakers chart, and don't forget to check out our best speaker deals. We are increasingly using mobile devices as entertainment devices for [...]

Huawei Band 2 Pro Review

With a variety of fitness trackers on the market sold at a range of prices, it’s important to assess functionality and performance rather than buying the cheapest option.I mean we all want to get our money’s worth, right? At £79.99 ($69.99 USD), the Huawei Band 2 Pro is considerably less expensive than its pricier counterparts, in addition to offering features such as GPS tracking, heart monitoring, sleep analysis, waterproofing and a built-in breathing and sports coach. We put the Huawei Band [...]

WPA2 hack: How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi security has evolved to the extent that most modern routers are set up to be secure with strong encryption methods, built-in firewalls and other security measures devised to protect you from malicious attacks. But what happens when those encryption methods are broken? That's exactly what has happened, after Belgian researchers at KU Leuven University broke the WPA2 security protocol. WPA2 is used to protect the majority of Wi-Fi connections in the world because it is the most secure method available [...]

Best Black Friday speaker deals 2017

Speaker tech has changed a surprising amount over the past few years, with improvements in batteries, Bluetooth, and the internet of things making speakers portable, wireless, and internet-connected almost by default now. All that means this Black Friday is a great time to think about an upgrade, which could net you a wealth of new functionality alongside improvements to actual audio. Like most tech, audio gear is expected to see some significant reductions for Black Friday, and we'll be doing our best [...]

Huawei Mate 10 Launch Live Stream – as it happened

 Huawei's brand-new top-end phablet was unveiled at lunchtime today. Find all the information you need right here. When is the Huawei event? Monday 16 October 2017. What time is the Huawei event? 2pm CEST, which is 1pm here in the UK. You can re-watch the Huawei Mate 10 launch at the top of this page. What did Huawei announce? Huawei announced the Mate 10 in three versions. You can read all the details about Mate 10 right here. When is the Huawei Mate 10 release date? The Mate 10 will [...]

Anker PowerCore II review

Anker PowerCore II review Anker has unveiled a new line of power banks that builds in its PowerIQ 2.0 technology, allowing them to offer up to 18W fast charging from a single chipset when most QC3.0 power banks (including others in Anker's own product family) need at least two charging chips. (See our Best power banks group test.) Though you might not notice the difference when compared to any other QC 3.0 power bank, by reducing the number of chips PowerIQ [...]

How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi security has evolved to the extent that most modern routers are set up to be secure with strong encryption methods, built-in firewalls and other security measures devised to protect you from malicious attacks. But what happens when those encryption methods are broken? That's exactly what has happened, after Belgian researchers at KU Leuven University broke the WPA2 security protocol. WPA2 is used to protect the majority of Wi-Fi connections in the world because it is the most secure method available [...]

Hands-on: Huawei Mate 10 Pro review

Huawei is the biggest telecoms company on the planet, but the brand is still relatively unknown in the UK. Although other phone makers such as Samsung and Apple only very recently launched bezel-less phones, Huawei has quietly been doing this since 2014.Its Mate series has always had practically zero side bezels so although some will think that Huawei is just copying the big boys with the Mate 10, it’s actually the other way around. We’ve had a limited amount of time [...]

Huawei Mate 10 News: Release Date, UK Price & Specs

With Apple, Google, Samsung and just about every other phone manufacturer launching a super-high-end flagship in 2017, there’s another phone to add to your upgrade shortlist: the Mate 10 Pro. The Mate 10 is actually a range of phones, but it’s only the Pro version that we’ll get in the UK. When is the Mate 10 Pro release date? The Mate 10 Pro will be available in early November.  How much does the Mate 10 Pro cost? Rumours pegged the phone at around 940€, but [...]