Misleading HTC U11 and gory OnePlus 5 ads get banned in the UK

HTC and OnePlus are not to broadcast promotional material in the UK anymore suggesting the U11 can be used in “standard swimming pools” and causing “unduly distress” respectively.

Google Assistant can basically do anything in TV ads starring John Legend, Sia and Kevin Durant

To prove how serious an Alexa and Siri competitor it’s already become, Google Assistant has booked several A-list celebrities to highlight its strengths.

Latest unconventional OnePlus 5T commercial ends in fake rival phone destruction

Love or loathe the way the OnePlus 5T is being advertised of late, we can’t stop talking about the “competition-smashing” phone, which clearly qualifies as effective publicity.

Alexa loses her voice only to find a new one in star-studded Amazon Super Bowl ad

Amazon appears to have subtly revealed in a Super Bowl commercial starring an army of celebrities that Alexa is getting a new, warmer, more natural voice.

Google takes a casual dig at Apple in jam-packed new Pixel 2 commercial (video)

Google’s latest two-minute Pixel 2 ad is mainly about showcasing the phone’s strengths, but a little light Apple mocking just adds to the fun.

Samsung pokes fun at ten years of iPhone releases in new 60-second ad (video)

Samsung’s latest Apple-mocking commercial might be its best yet, taunting the chaebol’s arch-rivals for a full decade of immature iPhone releases.

Samsung Spain gives away hundreds of Galaxy Note 8 units on Iberia flight

A Southwest flight from Louisville to Baltimore last year was not normal. Today’s 7:30am flight from Madrid to A Coruña was not normal, but fun.

The Rock teams up with Siri to ‘dominate the day’ in epic new commercial (Full video)

With Cortana, Google Assistant and Alexa rising fast, Siri stays in the limelight starring alongside The Rock in this “crazy fun commercial.”

Apple strikes iPad deal with NHL in time for playoffs, ‘league-wide deployment’ slated for next season

Apple’s iPad Pro is the National Hockey League’s official tablet starting this week, with both coaches and officials brought to the 21st century.

Apple takes Swatch to Swiss court for Bellamy’s eerily familiar ‘Tick different’ slogan

It’s almost like Swatch wanted to enrage Apple, first with a “One more thing trademark”, then by using a “Tick different” Bellamy ad motto.

Simple and effective LG G6 TV commercial plays to the phone’s strengths rather than gimmicks

Why spend a fortune on celebrity cameos and other cheap publicity tricks when a great phone like the LG G6 can speak for itself?

Samsung Galaxy S8 gets TV ad in Korea, fingerprint placement explanation, and battery pictured

There’s obviously a reason why the Galaxy S8 will feature that odd rear-fitted fingerprint sensor, and the LG G6 is to blame for the phone’s first TV ad.

McDonald’s basically suggests its new shake-sipping accessory is as frivolous as Apple devices

Apple is no stranger to ads released by competitors aimed squarely at spoofing its iDevice launches, but the latest such video comes from McDonald’s.

Disgusting Valentine’s Day ad campaign bills OnePlus 3T as the world’s most lickable smartphone

There are many ways to express your love and passion for the “lickable” OnePlus 3T that don’t entail swallowing a bundle of germs in the process.

Justin Bieber shows off (cringey) unlimited moves in T-Mobile Super Bowl ad

Justin Bieber, Rob Gronkowski and Terrell Owens are the stars of a no doubt costly new T-Mobile commercial that’s simply not very entertaining.

Huawei recruits ex-star of iconic Apple ads to promote Mate 9 and Matebook (Video)

One of the keys to global success is advertising, and Huawei already has a fairly long list of celebrity brand ambassadors, including Justin Long.

BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ cameo on Tim Allen sitcom may just be the start of big publicity push

That upcoming TCL-made BlackBerry QWERTY smartphone was seen on national TV, as actor Tim Allen stays devoted to the brand through thick and thin.

Samsung’s free Gear VR brings out all the feels in effective new holiday ad

Samsung is trying to sell you on the Gear VR headset one more time this holiday season, proposing you “unwrap the feels” for free.

Apple’s latest tear-jerking holiday commercial asks you to ‘open your heart’ to monsters

In addition to opening your wallets to splash the cash on as much Apple gear as possible this holiday season, Cupertino also wants you to ‘open your heart.”

Drake returns Taylor Swift’s favor, clumsily working out to ‘Bad Blood’ in fresh Apple Music ad

Both Drake and Taylor Swift think Apple Music is “distractingly good”, suffering gym injuries while listening to each other’s catchy tunes.

Fresh iPhone 7 ‘Dive’ ad highlights stereo speakers, water resistance, ‘magic’

Apple’s latest 60-second iPhone 7 commercial reminds you of the handheld’s almost annoyingly loud sound and casual by-the-pool endurance.

Google goes all in on Pixel advertising with $3.2 million spending in just two days

Google may have already splashed $3.2 million on Pixel and Pixel XL TV ads, with a Samsung or Apple-rivaling total marketing budget in store.

Google cranks up buzz campaign for Pixel phones with primetime network TV ad

Google is getting serious about hyping up the looming Pixel and Pixel XL phones… for a change, and not just for geeks and Android purists.

‘All-new’ Apple Music and Apple Watch Series 2 also get awesome new ads (video)

James Corden makes excellent use of his unique brand of silly humor in an Apple Music commercial also starring Jimmy Iovine and Eddy Cue.

iPhone 7 billed as ‘practically magic’ in fresh ads highlighting cameras and water resistance

Now that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are out and about (more or less), it’s time for Apple’s advertising steamroller to get cracking.