User agent profile reveals new Sony smartphone (H8324)

User agent profile reveals new Sony smartphone (H8324)

A new Sony smartphone has been uncovered. Carrying a model number of H8324, the device has been spotted in a user agent profile, which also reveals 1080 x 1920 (16:9) display resolution. Take a look at the screenshot below: Sadly, nothing else is currently known about the handset, although now that it has started appearing in listings, we do expect to hear more about it in the weeks to come. Last

Amazon Fire TV 4K gets its biggest discount yet for one day only

Amazon Fire TV 4K gets its biggest discount yet for one day only

Amazon has just dropped the price on its brand new Amazon Fire TV 4K streaming media player. We’re not just talking a few bucks off either, we’re talking $20 of them to make this the best price on a 4K streaming device we’ve ever seen. The new 2017 version of the Amazon Fire TV is now in the form of a dongle to plug into an HDMI slot around the back (or side) of your TV. This is a much better design than the old box,

Some iPhone X units have faster LTE speeds than others, new study shows

Some iPhone X units have faster LTE speeds than others, new study shows

Apple has been trying to divorce itself from chipmaker Qualcomm in bits and pieces, which you may already know about from the headlines about the ongoing legal spat. You may not know, though, that one of the consequences of this staggered departure is that some iPhone X units carry Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 modem chips while others have XMM7480 chips made by Intel. According to a new study from Cellular Insights,

The next Microsoft Surface might be powered by the Snapdragon 845

The next Microsoft Surface might be powered by the Snapdragon 845

Microsoft seems to creating some kind of new Surface device powered by ARM and featuring the Snapdragon 845 chipset and LTE connectivity, judging from a new job listing spotted by WinFuture. The post doesn’t give much information about the actual device, but there’s a good chance it could be the new two-screen Courier-like device as it, too, is thought to be powered by ARM. The job listing

Apple rumored to be readying an even cheaper iPad for 2018

Apple rumored to be readying an even cheaper iPad for 2018

In 2017 Apple released its cheapest full-sized iPad ever, giving more budget-conscious tablet buyers (think schools and businesses) a lower-cost option to those shiny, feature-packed iPad Pros that support the Apple Pencil and clip-on keyboards and all those other extras. Well, in 2018 Apple is apparently going to go even lower – DigiTimes is reporting that the 9.7-inch tablet will get a price cut to around US$259 (roughly £190 or

The date December 2 is crashing a lot of iPhones and iPads, but Apple has a fix

The date December 2 is crashing a lot of iPhones and iPads, but Apple has a fix

If you’ve woken up on Saturday, December 2 to find your iPhone or iPad randomly crashing, you’re not alone, as posts on Twitter and Reddit confirm. The problem centers on apps that use daily or repeat reminder settings, which apparently cause CPU use to spike before forcing a reset. Not ideal if you were planning to use your phone for something like making calls or idly browsing the internet today, but the good news is that

Top 10 phones of 2017: Best battery life

Top 10 phones of 2017: Best battery life

T he battery is the most constraining factor in smartphone design for manufacturers so a lot of buzzwords go into their ads, making battery life a difficult thing to shop for. Our reviews have detailed tests, but we decided to come up with a shortlist for those who just need the best, quickly. Here are the Top 10 phones of 2017 based on battery life. Our Endurance rating should give you a good general guideline, however a single number

Huawei Mate 10 Lite in for review

Huawei Mate 10 Lite in for review

Huawei unveiled the Mate 10, the Mate 10 Pro and the Mate 10 Porsche Design at an event in Munich back in October, but a fourth member of the Mate family started reaching markets under the radar even earlier. It is the Huawei Mate 10 Lite, and it has just arrived for a review. If that name does not ring a bell, but the phone looks familiar, you may actually know it by Huawei Nova 2i in Malaysia, Huawei Maimang 6

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could arrive in a brand new color

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could arrive in a brand new color

Specs and features are all well and good, but when you pull your smartphone out of your pocket, what people are really judging you on is the color of your handset – and it sounds like Samsung could have a surprise in store for the Galaxy S9 device launching in 2018. Sources speaking to SamMobile say that the company is thinking about adding a purple option to the roster for next year, alongside the regular black, blue and gold options,

Project ZeroPhone: the ambitious DIY Raspberry Pi phone

Project ZeroPhone: the ambitious DIY Raspberry Pi phone

The growth of open hardware is undeniable and we’ve had high-profile smartphone projects appearing such as Purism’s security- and privacy-focused Librem 5 smartphone. The ZeroPhone project led by Arsenijs Picugins is no less ambitious but much less expensive. As we started this interview we noted, with some irony, his apologies for the intermittent mobile connection as he’s taking a break away from his home city of Riga to enjoy

Downloads advent calendar: get Steganos Safe 18 free today

Downloads advent calendar: get Steganos Safe 18 free today

The holidays are an expensive time, so we’re bringing you a special treat: a full, free Windows program to download every day until Christmas. The third program in our free downloads advent calendar is Steganos Safe 18 – a secure digital vault to protect all your more important and personal files. Download Steganos Safe 18 then request your free serial number Steganos Safe is designed for the data you don’t want

The tech that will power the 22nd century

The tech that will power the 22nd century

Main image: The 22nd century will be about much more than flying cars. Credit: Airbus If predicting the future is dumb, then predicting advances in technology is even dumber. Challenges will appear that we’ve never contemplated, and knowledge we now hold dear will in many cases be proven false. The prediction game can soon become more a reflection of ‘us’ in the 21st century rather than ‘them’ in the 22nd

Google is prepping a fix for a new Home Mini volume bug

Google is prepping a fix for a new Home Mini volume bug

If you’ve got a Google Home Mini smart speaker that doesn’t seem to cope well with the volume getting ramped right up, you’re not alone – it appears that some of the dinky little units will reboot if they get asked to start cranking out the tunes at maximum volume. The problem doesn’t appear to affect every Google Home Mini out there, fortunately, but a thread describing the issue on the Google support forums has

Sony BRAVIA X940E (XBR-75X940E)

Sony BRAVIA X940E (XBR-75X940E)

We always look forward to Sony’s annual refresh of its X940 TV range. Well, we say range, but actually there’s only ever a single X940 model. What a model it is, though, invariably delivering a huge 75-inch screen powered by some of Sony’s most high-level picture technologies. The latest X940, the  XBR-75X940E, is potentially Sony’s most exciting yet. It still uses the same direct LED lighting with local dimming technology

The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: An 18-core No-Compromise Mini-ITX

The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: An 18-core No-Compromise Mini-ITX

Our next X299 motherboard review shrinks down from the large ATX and E-ATX sized motherboards to the sole Mini-ITX offering for the X299 platform. The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac is a diminutive board that offers nearly all of the same features as its larger counterparts but in a package well suited for SFF systems. Users will find four SO-DIMM DRAM slots for quad channel operations,

Apple might move back to metal for one iPhone 9 model

Apple might move back to metal for one iPhone 9 model

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all have glass backs, having moved away from the metal rears of past generations, but according to a source at least one of 2018’s models might switch back to a metal rear. Speaking to Nikkei, the source, who’s apparently “privy to the company’s product designs”, said that Apple will launch a 6.1-inch LCD phone that will “probably” have a metal back available in several colors.

Nokia Steel HR hands-on review

Nokia Steel HR hands-on review

    The smartwatch market doesn’t have many hybrids, which makes the Steel HR smartwatch a member of a rare breed. It’s neither an Android Wear nor a Tizen device (it’s obviously not a Watch OS wearable either) – it’s half analog watch, half smartband. It has a physical watch face that doesn’t change and a small screen. All of that makes for battery life measured in days, not hours, and a unique wearable, which we rather enjoy handling. You may or may not have heard of Withings – it was a company that made fitness devices, smart scales and connected watches.…

Headspace has helped me (reluctantly) find a sense of calm

Headspace has helped me (reluctantly) find a sense of calm

Mindfulness is big business at the moment, and I thought it was about time I tried the meditation movement of the moment for myself. And where better to start than with the household name in mindfulness; Headspace. The app itself is beautifully designed, with a cartoonish style, avatars to guide you through the different sections, and animations that are just on the right side of childish. I’m sure this is a pretty

NVIDIA Releases 388.43 WHQL Game Ready Driver

NVIDIA Releases 388.43 WHQL Game Ready Driver

With the launch of DOOM VFR on Thursday, NVIDIA has released driver version 388.43 to bring DOOM VFR support. And for those who miss the NVIDIA system tray icon, 388.43 also adds NV Tray back in. Otherwise, 388.43 was rather sparse, documenting bugfixes for only two issues: NVIDIA Control Panel crashes when “With the NVIDIA Settings” video color settings option is