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Honor 9 vs Honor 8

The Honor 8 helped redefine what you can expect from a mid-range handset, combining a fairly affordable price with a great design, a decent dual-lens camera and strong specs. Now the Honor 9 has arrived and at first glance it looks very similar. But is there more here than meets the eye, or is the company retreading old ground? To help answer that question we’ve compared the Honor 9 to the Honor 8 across all the categories that matter, from design to display, battery to camera and beyond, so you…

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Google’s smartphone touchpad patent gives us a glimpse of future handsets

The trusty touchpad – the mechanism that allows us to use a mouse pointer on laptops without having to plug in a physical mouse – could be about to make its way onto our smartphones. Google submitted a patent a year ago which has only now come to light, showing its idea of placing a touch-sensitive surface on the rear of a smartphone. In the filing, Google says "it would be advantageous to have an improved touch sensitive surface that offers additional modes of operation". This rear-facing touchpad would then…

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Asus’ mining range of graphics cards aim to make you virtually rich in Bitcoins

Asus has revealed a pair of new graphics cards which are specifically designed for those who wish to mine cryptocurrency such as Bitcoins with their PC. The Asus Mining RX 470 (pictured above) and Mining P106 (see below) are built with the demands of virtual coin mining firmly in mind, engineered to give the maximum hash-rate performance for the cost of the card, and also manufactured to be able to happily run 24/7, as mining rigs tend to. As you can probably guess, the Mining RX 470 is a customized…

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The best fibre broadband deals in June 2017

Thanks to the likes of Virgin Media, BT Infinity and Sky Fibre, you can now wave goodbye to the nightmare of sluggish web browsing, interrupted catch-up TV and slow downloads. Faster fibre broadband is now more affordable and widely available than ever before – and we've found the cheapest deals this side of Black Friday. If you thought that the best broadband deals were reserved for slower ADSL internet connections, think again. Fibre optic broadband is a bloody battleground for the major providers, which means frequently fantastic prices for the…

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The best Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge deals in June 2017

While the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is no longer the best handset in the world (that honour now belongs to the Galaxy S8) it's still an exceptional phone, and with a price drop in recent months, it's a more desirable choice than ever to some. It's a bigger phone, and while it doesn't have the same nearly-bezel-less design of the S8 and S8 Plus, it's still got a beautiful screen, the same decent battery life and excellent camera – and again, it's now much cheaper with the prospects of dynamite…

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The best iPhone SE deals in June 2017

If iPhone SE deals are what you seek, you've come to the right place. On this page we're rounding up all of the best iPhone SE deals, so that you can easily find the right deal for your own personal needs. The iPhone SE looks and feels exactly the same as the iPhone 5S. But instead of sporting two-year-old hardware it's fully up to date, with a super-fast CPU and graphics, and the 12MP iSight camera straight out of the iPhone 6S. At the top of this page you'll find…

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The best iPhone games 2017

It would take approximately 34,506,455 years to play through every single iPhone game on the App Store.  Well.. that number might be fairly inexact, but such is the wealth of titles on the app portal, combined with the depth of some of those on offer, you could easily play happily on your phone for years without getting bored. The App Store is crammed with gaming goodies to keep thumbs busy, but not all iPhone games are born equal – which is why we've done the difficult job of playing through…

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Vodafone Smart Tab N8: the cheap Android tablet we’ve been waiting for?

There really aren’t that many good, cheap Android tablets around at the moment, but Vodafone has just slid a new slate into the mix with the Smart Tab N8. It will set you back just £129 on Pay as you Go when bought with a £10 Big Value Bundle top up, or you can pay £30 up front and then £10 per month to get it on contract with 2GB of data. For that you get a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 display, MediaTek quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of…

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The best iPhone 7 Plus deals in June 2017

This plus-sized phone from Apple was launched alongside the iPhone 7 in September last year – and it's the best iPhone on the market in our opinion, with the best camera on an Apple device and the longest battery life you can find from a handheld by the Cupertino brand. Even with months to go until Black Friday, the price is coming down for this phone, and there are some good deals to be had – O2 has just dropped a £27pm plan that will cost you well less than…

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The best Samsung Galaxy S7 deals in June 2017

Want the best Samsung Galaxy S7 deals this month? Well, you've come to the right place. You've probably seen the insanely-great Samsung Galaxy S8 duo, but then also seen the prices and decided to see what else is on offer. The good news is that 2016's Galaxy S7 – together with the bigger S7 Edge –  is still a very good phone in its own right, taking a lot of the battery management power and camera smarts from the more expensive new S8. And it's soooooo much cheaper than its…

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