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Yes, yet more Samsung Galaxy S8 leakage

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is quickly becoming the most leaked phone in history. As Mobile World Congress was drawing to a close, an official image leaked out and we’ve since had specs leaking out too. Now we’re expecting a Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and @evleaks has …

Sony Xperia L1 Announced

Our coverage at Barcelona brought a raft of mobile phones, but no – Sony have another one for us. Available in black, white or pink, it’s the Xperia L1. This has 2GB of RAM and runs on a MediaTek Quad-core 64-bit CPU running at 1.45GHz. There’s also 16GB …

Fancy some cheap streaming sticks?

We’ve got a couple of good deals on those clever sticks that sit in your HDMI port today. First up, it’s the Roku TV stick. This is now down to just £27.99 with free delivery, plus they’re also giving you “The Judge” as part of the offer. The …

Elretron wants you take you back in time

Pah, modern technology. Who needs that eh? The guys at Elretron want you to take a journey back to the age of typewriters, when we had mechanical keyboards that went “Clack, Clack, Clack”. They’re just about to put their idea on Kickstarter and pricing is said to be …

Polk BOOM Swimmer Duo Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Going for a bike ride? Taking a shower? A bath? Perhaps you’re on a boat or you’re taking a holiday? Want some music for your travels? Well, check this new speaker out from Polk Audio. It’s the Swimmer Duo speaker and, although it’ll work fine on it’s own, …

Making the switch to Virgin Media. A geeky broadband story.

The internet, in our modern world, has become essential. It’s no longer a “nice to have” thing so that you can look things up. Now we’re watching live IPTV, downloading movies, conducting video calls and working from home. After water, gas and electric we’re fully expecting the modern …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 199. An in-car special. Remember these?

After the insanity of the Mobile World Congress, a lot of my colleagues have collapsed with exhaustion. So, with time at a premium and a distinct lack of coffee or holiday time, I’ve decided to record a special edition of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Long-time listeners may remember how …

Edifier MP280 – Review

OK, normal-looking Bluetooth speaker, right? Pretty standard, right? Well no. Not at all my digital friend. Dangle the Edifier MP280 off your back-pack, stick it in the middle of your camp site, put it in the bathroom while you take a shower and .. woah.. there’s a fine …

Leophile Eel Wireless Neckband Headphones – Review

The thing with Bluetooth headphones, usually, is that the battery life isn’t all that great. People want a light in-ear heaphone but they also don’t want a hefty battery hanging off their head. Here, that’s solved as the battery equipment is stored in a neckband. This slips around …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 198. OK, we’re a little late but..

Before we got on a plane to Barcelona, Matteo hosted a live podcast. Trouble is, this never got converted into an MP3 until just now, so we’re slightly out of date here. That said, this is a great pre-event podcast for anyone with a time machine or someone …

Vodafone Huawei P10 pre-orders now live too

OK, you know the deal by now. It looks like Huawei has hit the ground running with the P10 as it’s also available to pre-order with Vodafone. Again, we can’t see any of those funky lush colours mentioned at the launch event but, if you head to Vodafone …

Three starting Huawei P10 and P10 Plus pre-orders from Thursday

Yesterday we told you about EE offering up the P10 and P10 Lite. Today it’s the turn of Three, who’ve informed us that their pre-orders will begin on March 23rd – this coming Thursday. They’ll be ranging the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, with the P10 priced up …

EE offering pre-orders on the Huawei P10 lite and P10

As we mentioned during the launch, EE are to carry the new Huawei P10 and the P10 lite. If you’ve drooled over the photos and you’re itching to get yourself one, EE now have a pre-order page available on ee.co.uk/p10. WiFi Calling and 4G Calling will be offered …

The Orange SPV GUI

Yesterday I found a haul of classic smartphones including the SPV E100, E200 and M2000. Not only that, but I dug out the SPV C500 and C600 too. That C600 was, at the time, quite something – it came with an OMAP850 CPU running at 195Mhz and had …

Smartphones. The old days.

I finally raided my “special cupboard” and look. Look at what greeted me. Anyone remember these? I know some of you might recognise your favourites, but I’m going to start with the oldest one, on the left. It’s the Orange SPV, also known as the HTC Canary. This …

Watching football free on Kodi? Not for long..

Got a Kodi box? Just using it to stream personal content like recorded videos to your TV yeah? No, of course you’re not. Kodi boxes, as we mentioned previously, have now become more and more popular for another reason. With very little knowledge, anyone can add plugins to …

A stonking EE SIM only deal. 20GB data, dirt cheap!

Interested in getting unlimited calls, texts and a massive 20GB of 4G data each month, but only paying £11.66 for it? If you’ve already got a phone or want to buy one separately, this rather amazing deal will see you paying a lot less than normal thanks to …

Blow away the Monday blues with a couple of great deals!

It’s the start of the week. Your boss is still being a tool and you’re wondering where the heck the weekend went. Wasn’t it Friday just a few minutes ago? It was. Don’t worry though, because I see blossom on the trees here in the UK. Sure, our …