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Meet the Cortana-powered thermostat
25 July, 2017
Microsoft has partnered up with Johnson Controls to create a smart thermostat. Cortana, is built in for vocal commands, and it's look awesome
Google Assistant coming to Android phones
6 March, 2017
After starting life on Google Pixel, Google Assistant will be coming to more Android smartphones through an over-the-air update soon...
Introducing Google Assistant
5 October, 2016
Google Assistant arrives alongside the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. It's Android's first conversational virtual assistant, and it's pretty awesome
Could this new tech mean the end of apps?
6 June, 2016
Could the advancement of the likes of Siri, Google Now and Cortana mean that we won't have to use as many apps in the future? Very possibly
Are virtual assistants getting smarter?
16 May, 2016
We've got the latest virtual assistant news, including a sneak peek at newcomer 'Viv'. Plus, a round up of the big three.
Living with the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
18 December, 2015
We've spent a week with the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, and this is what we loved…
How to use Windows 10
8 December, 2015
We've been playing with the Microsoft Lumia 550, 950 and 950 XL, all of which run on the brand new Windows 10 operating system.
Meet the Microsoft Lumia 550
20 November, 2015
Meet the brand new Microsoft Lumia 550 - featuring Windows 10, a 5MP camera and a high definition 4.7-inch display.
Which virtual assistant is best?
23 July, 2015
Cortana, Google Now or BlackBerry Assistant - which should you choose?
19 July, 2015
Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant, is designed to boost productivity and make your life simple. This is what she can do.
Diary of a tech-loving holiday maker
7 July, 2015
Our phones are amazing, especially when you take them on holiday. Just look at all the help they gave us on a recent trip.
Cortana coming to Android in July
17 June, 2015
Microsoft's personal assistant, Cortana, who started life in the Halo games, is making her way to Android next month.
Cortana coming to Android and iOS
26 May, 2015
Do you have an Android-powered smartphone or an iPhone and feel like you’re missing out on Microsoft’s Cortana? She's coming to you.
Living with the Microsoft Lumia 640
1 April, 2015
This week, we asked one of The Lowdown’s trusted reviewers to put down their Nexus 6 and see what it’s like to live with the Microsoft Lumia 640 for five days. This is what they thought…
Microsoft Lumia 535 review
11 February, 2015
Microsoft's first smartphone sans-Nokia branding is the Lumia 535. We went hands on with the smartphone to see if there's life after Nokia for the Lumia.
Cortana now tracks your workouts
9 February, 2015
Microsoft's personal assistant Cortana (yes, she from Halo) has some new features - she'll now watch you while you work out and judge you
BlackBerry reveals Siri-like personal assistant
17 July, 2014
BlackBerry is taking on Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistants with BlackBerry Assistant.
Phones we're looking forward to next in 2018
20 June, 2018
Look out for these new flagships in the second half of the year...
What do the symbols on my screen mean?
28 March, 2018
Find out what all the symbols on your phone screen actually mean...
How to fix a mobile internet connection
3 February, 2017
If you're having problems with your mobile internet connection, here are some tips...
Data test: How much is 1GB?
1 June, 2017
Those videos that automatically play on Facebook and Twitter could be pushing you...
How much could you get for your old phone?
6 September, 2018
It pays to trade-in…
Will your phone survive a holiday splash?
2 July, 2018
If you’re planning on taking your phone poolside, read on…
Our pick of the best quick-charging phones
27 July, 2018
Charging your phone just got faster…
Network perks for savvy students
25 July, 2018
We explore network benefits to suit all tastes.
Screen resolution explained: Quad HD vs 4K
2 October, 2016
What's the real difference between 4K, Quad HD, Full HD and 2K?
iPhone Xs vs iPhone X: what's the difference?
19 September, 2018
How Apple's new flagship compares with the old…