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OnePlus 8T to be unveiled on October 14th

It’s not been a year since we reviewed the OnePlus 7T but time waits for no man. The OnePlus 8T is right around the corner now. Join us on October 14th at 3PM for the launch, which will also be streamed on the OnePlus website and via their …

WeChat and TikTok avoid Sunday ban in USA

Both apps have been embroiled in a battle with the US administration, but have escaped the expected US bans today. For WeChat, a judge has blocked a the ban as it raised “serious questions” surrounding the first amendment – guaranteeing free speech. Judge Beeler, sitting in San Francisco, …

Disney and Vodafone to create a new kids smartwatch

Choosing a smartwatch for your child can be a tricky thing. Sure, you can get them a fitness tracker but, for full peace of mind, you might want them to wear something more. Vodafone and Disney are currently working on something which could appeal to a lot of …

Oracle to partner with TikTok

Well, it’s not the most suitable of pairings, but it does now seem that Oracle will be snapping up the US TikTok operation. Oracle have confirmed that Bytedance (who own TikTok) have made them their “trusted technology partner”. President Trump, as with other Chinese tech firms such as …

ARM sold to Nvidia

Based right here in the UK and licensing their innovations to companies like Huawei, Apple, Samsung and Qualcomm; ARM has now been sold to Nvidia. The deal values ARM at £31.2bn and Nvidia have promised to maintain the ARM brand, employ more staff and keep the business based …

TikTok says no to Microsoft bid, Oracle now in with a shot.

With over 100m active users in the US, TikTok is more than popular. However, with US President Donald Trump taking a very dim view of any Chinese tech firms, the US operation is in the middle of a forced sale. Both Microsoft and Oracle were in the running …

Five ways to use your mobile phone for business

As you’ll see here quite often, we concentrate on the camera quality, the battery life, the Bluetooth audio and the screen of a smartphone. All of that is mainly so that you can use it for communicating and socialising. The smartphone is great for that and you can …

Honor announce Back to School event

This time of year in tech is traditionally the time when companies start to try and get buyers excited with deals on tech that is aimed at people going to Universities and Colleges. It is an idea that has come about from the way the term times fall …

What to look for in your kid’s first phone

When it comes to smartphones, some features fit everyone. What’s the point of a phone that can’t call, text, or snap a photo? But when it features like apps, kids and adults have different needs. These days, some kids in the single digits are getting smartphones. Getting them …

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC launched

Here it is the newest Poco Phone from Xioami, but unlike its slightly older predecessor, this one is not all about pushing to get the bets processor into the cheapest phone possible. This time around we have got a phone that has been built to a price but …

TCL 10 5G – Review

As I’m going through quite a bit of stuff right now, I’ve switched to doing video reviews but hey, we’re still going in-depth. This, for just £19 per month with Three on an unlimited contract (plus £19 upfront), is the TCL 10 5G. Wait, who? Well, don’t worry …

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G. Pre-order with EE

So you may be aware that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G has now been made official and it looks amazing. I remember my thoughts when the first Fold was announced.I have to say I was a bit, “meh”. The reason being that the exterior display was too …

What are the best ways to kill time on your phone?

If there’s one thing you’ll always notice in a bus stop, queue or waiting area – it’s that people will be messing around with their phones.  Over the years they’ve become the default “time killer”, occupying those brief moments when there’s nothing else to do apart from perhaps …

Xiaomi launch new E-Scooter range

Today Xiaomi has launched the update to their E-Scooters range with three new models, Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2, Mi Electric Scooter 1S and Mi Electric Scooter Essential. These E-Scooters are developments to the previous Mi Electric M365 E-Scooter and bring a lower price point and increased range …

Xiaomi Mi10 5G and Redmi Note 9 now available at 3 stores

The Mi 10 5G  and Redmi Note 9 have been available now for a little while from Xiaomi’s Mi Store, however, if you are not one to buy them from an online store and prefer to get them on your local high street you can do that very …

Launched – The Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra

Samsung announced today that they would “re-define what’s possible with the most powerful devices”. They announced a smartwatch, earbuds, a tablet and the Galaxy Note20 and 20 Ultra phones. They’ve each been designed “with the next normal in mind” and all wrap into the Samsung eco-system. The Galaxy …

Go gaming crazy with the RedMagic 5S

Coming to the UK and the rest of the globe in September, this is the RedMagic 5S. It’s just been launched in China. This puppy has an “unparalleled cooling system” which is based on active liquid-cooling technology. There’s also a Turbo Fan ICE 4.0 system and an Ice …

Get the best bonuses on your phone

It’s amazing what you can do with your mobile phones. Long gone are the days when phones were used just to make and receive calls. New technology means you can do almost anything, whether it’s taking photos or going online to get some great bonuses from online gambling …

Best coding games to improve your skills in programming

The field of programming is among the top-rated careers globally. The demand for programmers in IT tech-related companies keeps growing every other day. Since technology keeps on advancing, the need for professional developers to keep increasing as well. This implies that the competition is stiff, and for any …

The best random video chats of 2020

For most people, the social circle is limited to friends, work colleagues, and relatives. Indeed, right now your social circle could be even more limited due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although this is enough for some people, others are looking for ways to meet new and interesting people. …

Cat S62 Pro Launched, get all the details here.

If you want rugged, and you want properly useful extra gadgets, the Cat S62 Pro is the phone to go for. It meets the highest military spec (Mil-Spec 810H) so you can whack the lovely screen with a hammer or drop it repeatedly from 1.8 metres. It’s also …

Another Shared Rural Network mast goes up.

The Peak District is, without doubt, a beautiful place. However, getting a phone signal in such a scenic and protected area is pretty tricky. However, with to government pushing for mobile networks to work together more, 4G mobile coverage in rural Longnor is now available via Vodafone. As …

Vodafone now offering the Motorola Moto G 5G Plus too

Packing a Snapdragon 765 5G CPU and a 6.7″ 21:9 1080 x 2520 pixel screen (409 ppi, HDR and 90Hz refresh), this is the Motorola Moto G 5G Plus. After popping up on giffgaff it’s now coming to Vodafone too. You can buy one right here with 128GB …

Honor launch the new Router 3

Need a new router? Fed up of the one your ISP gave you and want to perhaps get a far better coverage by whacking something better in? For £79.99, this is the new HONOR Router 3. It’s got WiFi 6 Plus (3000Mbps speeds), OFDMA technology (super-quick simultaneous connections …

Responsive design. Your smartphone would be in trouble without it

Not many are aware of the simply massive change that has happened on the web in recent years. It’s not too long ago that most sites has a completely separate mobile website. It was a cut-down version of the desktop version, with less functionality. Not only that, but …

The OnePlus Nord. Hands on and unboxing!

This is the one we’ve all been waiting for, and the handset that could potentially start turning the smartphone world on it’s head. This is a phone which is affordable but carries a lot of the tech and specs you’ll normally see in those crazy-expensive £1,000+ phones. This, …

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in gaming

Many online games – whether they’re racing car games, first-person shooters, or strategy games – have various parts controlled by AI. As an example, the enemy bots, enemy characters or vehicles that move around your game. The main reason for using AI in gaming is to deliver a …

Announced – The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic

Wireless headphones are definitely appearing in the Coolsmartphone offices more and more of late. Now it’s the turn of Xiaomi, who have developed their £49.99 Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic Bluetooth ones. One full charge will deliver 5 hours of tune, then you can recharge it from …

5G Means no limits

Technology has always played a big role when it comes to the developments in the online games industry. The online gaming sector has come a long way since it appeared in the 1990s. Back then, online casino games can only be played on computers. Then rose the mobile …

Zeus looks get into UK electric scooter trials

These guys created the world’s first three-wheeled, dockless e-scooter are now eyeing up the UK market following the start of trials for electric scooters in the UK. The company want to be part of the micro mobility shared public transport solution and have been invited to be part …

EarFun Air Wireless Earbuds – Review

Available for £54.99 as I type, these have a number of attractive benefits. First, the play time is long – some 7 hours before you even consider putting them into the supplied case, which adds another 28 hours of playtime. Also worth noting is that the case, which …

Best Twitter video downloading apps

Despite the sometimes questionable tweets, I do enjoy using Twitter. You get to see breaking and first-hand news, plus the varying points of view from around the world. I’ve been on Twitter for years now, and it’s sometimes been my “safe zone” from the Facebook madness. Not only …

5G Conspiracy Friday

I’ve spoken many times about 5G here in the UK. The conspiracy theories surrounding the safety and health of 5G technology really kicked into high gear as we all went into a prolonged coronavirus lockdown. People spent more time inside browsing the web and getting sucked into Facebook …