Category: General

TV and radio struggles with the smartphone generation

How do you get your news? For the majority of people reading this, we very much doubt that it’ll be via a newspaper alone. Now people are getting their news updates instantly via smartphone, and the 16 to 34-year-old audience range is proving the most difficult for traditional …

Ways parents can protect their children on Instagram

We’ve covered the various dangers of social media. Sure, it can be fun, but it can also be addictive and sometimes a little dangerous. No amount of web filtering or content matching is going to stop people approaching you online or chucking abuse your way. Instagram is one …

Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS – now available for preorder.

If the standard Huawei P20 Pro is not enough of a stunning visual design with the mind-meltingly good camera then you can now pre-order its premium brother. This come’s in the form of the Porsche Design Mate RS, it has just gone up as available for pre-order with our friends over at Clove …

Get paying with your own ring

According to stats from Mastercard, there’s some 17 million Brits now ready to pay for goods with wearable devices. That’s over a quarter of British shoppers, who are probably already familiar with tapping their smartphones against card machines up and down the land. They’re currently trying contactless payments …

Another microSD deal

Cashback website base.com are advertising 2.1% cash back on online purchases and hot deals have said highlighted.. 2 X Toshiba 32gb EXCERIA M302 (U3) Micro SDHC Card with Adapters (Multi-pack of 2 x THN-M302R0320EA) £16.99 With Free Delivery from @base + 2.1% Topcashback. The two-pack should see you …

UK 5G spectrum auction comes to an end

It only seems like yesterday we were talking about the 4G spectrum here in the UK. That was to support the “next” generation of networks. However, we’re now seeing the first deployment stages of 5G, and the results of the auction are in. O2 won big with snapping …

Another dashcam special

You’ve probably seen our recent coverage of dashcams such as the Zeepin, the Thinkware F800 and the tiny Conbrov one which we grabbed footage from but today…. ..well today there’s yet another reason for getting one.. Insurance scams. Usually these will consist of a couple of cars closely …

Using the Smartphone as a PC? Yes, you can!

Smartphones are becoming increasingly powerful computers that you carry around in your pockets. Let’s face it, the PC I’m using right now is an Intel i5 with 4 x 3GHz cores, but the new Samsung Galaxy S9 has 8 cores – 4 x 2.7GHz and 4 x 1.8GHz. …

Audeara are available to buy

At CES we covered the new Audeara headphones. These hit the Kickstarter campaign target within 15 hours and more than $460,000 was raised. The specially-designed headphones are made to combat any form of hearing loss you may have. Here’s what their press release says Everyone has a degree of hearing loss. …

LIFX- Smart lighting system -Review

Believe it or not, outside this website, I live in a fairly tech-free household. This is for the most part because my wife doesn’t want the house to be festooned with technology. The other reason is due to the old adage of “if it ain’t broke don’t fix …

Pursuit of Burdenless Speed – OnePlus 6

Did you ‘6et Ready’? If you have been under a rock recently, OnePlus have started their teaser campaign for the upcoming flagship phone – OnePlus 6. The new handset was previously rumoured to be quite a beast using the new SnapDragon 845 processor and in three variations 64GB, …

EU tech benefits that Britain has ditched

Last year, after a lot of waiting and a lot of discussion, we finally got proper roaming across the bulk of Europe. It doesn’t cost you any extra, and many Brits are only just realising what a good thing it actually is. Fly to Germany, Spain, Cyprus and …

Battery – 1%. Stressed much?

Does this sight make you nervous? I came across some interesting information when I was out in Paris the other day. Apparently one of the things that we smartphone users stress about most is our battery life.  Now, I am no behavioural therapist, but I decided to do …

Carphone Warehouse offering P20 SIM FREE for £599

Yesterday, we told you about EE launching the Huawei P20 with a pair of Bose Bluetooth headphones. Well, Carphone Warehouse is selling the handset SIM FREE for £599 and they include the Bose QC 35 II headphones which retail at £329.95. Very good bargain for the music lovers …

Vodafone changing Global Roaming in May

Vodafone have always had some great roaming offers, and they often get quite public about being the best network for roaming. They’re are not just just great on their pricing abroad, they offer the most locations for 4G roaming from any UK network, and when I tried in …

Huawei P20 Launch. Watch the live stream!

We are going to be live in Paris at the unveiling event for the new Huawei P20 series of phones shortly. As I type I’m actually under the English channel! We will be tweeting all the news on the @Coolsmartphone Twitter account too. However, if you want to …

Three help ease roaming fears

When it comes to taking a break abroad, it is so easy to take your eye off the ball and a simple error could because a massive headache. From passports getting lost to wallets getting stolen, there is lots that can happen out of the blue and turn …

Scream if you wanna charge faster!

Thorpe Park appears to come up with an innovative new way to charge your phone. They’re going to power up your battery with your screams! Yes, let’s be honest, they’re trying to promote their new ride (opening this Easter) called “The Walking Dead”, but it still sounds like …