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Dell XPS 13 review (2014)
4.5 stars

Dell XPS 13 review (2014)

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When Dell unleashed the XPS 13 it was one of the few Ultrabook devices that could stand up against the strength of the Apple MacBook Air. Not all of us are Apple users, of course, so the prospect of a slim, light, attractive and powerful Windows portable... >>

Child of Light preview: Storybook RPG plays with dream-like charm

Child of Light preview: Storybook RPG plays with dream-like charm

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When most games these days are based around shooting things while head-nodding to a rock-out soundtrack, or racing fast cars while drumming techno into your ear canals, it's a refreshing change to play a game like Child of Light.Imagine unfolding a hand-drawn... >>

TomTom Runner Cardio & Multi-Sport Cardio add built-in heart rate monitor, Bluetooth app sync

TomTom Runner Cardio & Multi-Sport Cardio add built-in heart rate monitor, Bluetooth app sync

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TomTom has refreshed its Runner and Multi-Sport sports watches with the addition of new Cardio models, capable of measuring heart rate using a wrist-based built-in heart-rate monitor.Pocket-lint is at the London launch where we've been quick-testing the... >>

Jabra Solemate review (second-gen)
3.5 stars

Jabra Solemate review (second-gen)

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The Jabra Solemate is a portable Bluetooth speaker, back in its NFC-capable second-gen form. It might look more like a luminescent character from Pacman spliced with a Dr Martens sole but its design - which, as the name suggests, takes its cues from shoe... >>

Hands-on: Goat Simulator review

Hands-on: Goat Simulator review

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Goats are threatening to be the internet's next big superstars. We've seen hilarious YouTube clips of goats screaming like humans, fainting goats and, to top all that, now there's the brand new PC game: Goat Simulator. Yes you read that correctly. And... >>

Nikon Coolpix P340 review
4.0 stars

Nikon Coolpix P340 review

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When it comes to high-end compact cameras there are lots of options out there. Most of those, however, happen to cost a pretty penny. Although the Nikon Coolpix P340 couldn't be called "budget" it does undercut many of its competitors on the price front... >>

Olympus Stylus 1 review
4.0 stars

Olympus Stylus 1 review

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One glance at the Olympus Stylus 1 and it's hard to ignore how much it looks like a smaller version of the interchangeable lens Olympus OM-D series. Only it's not: this is a high-end compact camera with design cues adopted from the company's top-end interchangeable... >>

Assassin's Creed 5 official, Ubisoft teases video of next-gen 'Unity' game

Assassin's Creed 5 official, Ubisoft teases video of next-gen 'Unity' game

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Assassin's Creed 5 is official and will be the first title in the series truly made for the next-gen consoles. Exciting stuff. Entitled Assassin's Creed: Unity (no numbers in the official title) there are few details about the game at present, expect... >>

Infamous: Second Son review
4.0 stars

Infamous: Second Son review

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Infamous: Second Son is the game that every PlayStation 4 owner has been waiting for, whether an existing Infamous fan or not. It's the cool TV ad - well, the American one without the shouty British voice-over anyway - that's done it. All those quick... >>

Toshiba Satellite P50 pictures and hands-on: 4K display squeezed into 15.6in laptop

Toshiba Satellite P50 pictures and hands-on: 4K display squeezed into 15.6in laptop

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With so many laptops available on the market, it takes something special to stand out. The Toshiba Satellite P50 laptop does just that: by cramming a 4K resolution into a 15.6-inch screen. And it looks awesome.That's a 3840 x 2160 resolution - the very... >>

Toshiba laptop range adds 4K resolution and Skull Candy certified sound to Satellite range

Toshiba laptop range adds 4K resolution and Skull Candy certified sound to Satellite range

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It's Toshiba laptop season, with the company announcing a range of models to suit a broad audience. Among those the big ticket device is the Satellite P50: a 15.6-inch laptop with 4K resolution screen.The P50's 3840 x 2160 resolution screen features ChromaTune... >>

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 review
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 review

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When it comes to Android tablets Samsung has every base covered in size terms. Or so we thought, as with the Galaxy NotePro 12.2 the company gets a little experimental, opting for a large scale 12.2-inch slate.We're already fans of earlier Note devices,... >>

Mini Cooper D review (2014)
4.5 stars

Mini Cooper D review (2014)

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The Mini Cooper heralds the arrival of the classic small car in its third-generation release since BMW re-imagined the brand back in 2001. A lucky 13 years on and the Mini Hatch is stronger than ever.That's not down to luck though. It's a car filled to... >>

Nikon 1 V3 focuses on small scale, makes viewfinder an optional accessory

Nikon 1 V3 focuses on small scale, makes viewfinder an optional accessory

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Nikon has announced the 1 V3, the latest in its line of compact system cameras. And it's all change.Unlike the earlier 1 V2 model, which came complete with an electronic viewfinder and chunky grip, the V3 opts to make such features optional accessories.... >>

Toshiba HD TV 2014 range refresh: Faster next-gen Smart TV joins top-of-range models

Toshiba HD TV 2014 range refresh: Faster next-gen Smart TV joins top-of-range models

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Toshiba has refreshed its HD TV line for 2014, with new models to be available in four separate lines to cater for the basics through to the full package.Top of the range is the 7 Series Toshiba L74, available in 42-inch, 47-inch and 55-inch variants.... >>

Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review

Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review

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The Mini Cooper is one of those cars that's a timeless classic; a car that, as Brits, we have an inevitable soft spot for. BMW's re-imagining of the Cooper back in 2001 was the right balance of the German brand's know-how without it unhinging that loveable... >>

Mazda Hazumi pictures and eyes-on: Mazda 2 concept car has awesome moniker

Mazda Hazumi pictures and eyes-on: Mazda 2 concept car has awesome moniker

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If there's a prize for car with the coolest name from this year's Geneva Motor Show then we think it would have to go to the Mazda Hazumi concept. Although, really, it's less concept and borderline reality and what you're currently feasting your eyes... >>

Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept

Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept

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Now here's a concept: an open-top SUV. And at the Geneva Motor Show that's exactly what Volkswagen had to show in the shape of the VW T-Roc. It's a crossover car concept that almost out-Jeeps Jeep.Despite what "convertible SUV" might conjure in the mind... >>

Jeep Renegade pictures and eyes-on: Fiat merger brings new 4x4

Jeep Renegade pictures and eyes-on: Fiat merger brings new 4x4

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If you think that the Jeep Renegade looks a little like a Fiat on steroids then you are indeed onto something: because the Renegade is the first Jeep since owner Crysler merged with Fiat at the beginning of this year. It's not actually on steroids, of... >>

Harman Kardon Aura review
4.0 stars

Harman Kardon Aura review

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The Harman Kardon Aura may look like The Jetson's spaceship has collided with a ultra-modern kitchen blender but this quirky design housing is actually a wireless home speaker.If you're seeking a showstopper in speaker design that is also small and compact... >>

Mini Clubman Concept pictures and hands-on

Mini Clubman Concept pictures and hands-on

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We’re not huge fans of the original Mini Clubman. The adverts are cool, the brand heritage is cool, those barn doors on the back are kind of cool too - but the whole bizarre 3-door element just left us cold.That’s all just changed. Because the Mini... >>

Toyota FV2 pictures and eyes-on: Tron-like concept ‘car’ that you won’t be driving in the future

Toyota FV2 pictures and eyes-on: Tron-like concept ‘car’ that you won’t be driving in the future

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You are looking at the Toyota FV2. We know, it’s one of those things that’ll make you cock your head to work out exactly what it is and what's supposed to go where. Originally announced at the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s taken until the 2014 Geneva Motor... >>

South Park: The Stick of Truth review
4.0 stars

South Park: The Stick of Truth review

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If Mortal Kombat was offensive in its day then surely South Park: The Stick of Truth is 2014’s coup for the crown. But not so much because of blood, guts ’n’ gore. Instead The Stick of Truth takes the turn-based role-playing genre, douses it with... >>

Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green

Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green

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We first wrote about the VW Golf GTE in late February when the hybrid car was announced. But after seeing it at the Geneva Motor Show it's impressed our retinas enough to feel the need to feature it once again.It's not the first electric car we've seen... >>

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider concept pictures and eyes-on

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider concept pictures and eyes-on

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There was quite the buzz around the Alfa Romeo stand at the Geneva Motor Show. And for good reason: the company was showing off its 4C Spider concept car.This dinky little car weighs under a tonne and despite being a concept looks to pave the way for... >>

Watch Dogs release date official: 27 May 2014

Watch Dogs release date official: 27 May 2014

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Watch Dogs, the much anticipated game that was delayed prior to its launch alongside the next-gen consoles in November 2013, now has an official release date. All pen 27 May 2014 in your diaries. And jump around and cheer a bit too, because this could... >>

McLaren 650S pictures and hands-on

McLaren 650S pictures and hands-on

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It's not every day that you get to sit in a supercar. But at the Geneva Motor Show it seems to be the norm. Not that this made sitting in and spending some time with the new McLaren 650S any less special.Based on the McLaren 12C, the 650S is a similar... >>

Maxell MXSP-SB3000 Soundbar review
4.0 stars

Maxell MXSP-SB3000 Soundbar review

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Soundbars are one thing, but TV speaker bases are the latest trend in affordable home cinema sound. The Maxell MXSP-SB3000 Soundbar is a giant under-the-telly base with integrated subwoofers and speakers to boost that TV sound.But it goes a step further... >>

Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review
4.0 stars

Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review

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The prospect of the Panasonic Lumix TZ60 (or ZS40 for our American readers) excited us when we first saw it because it's the latest in the line of what we would consider the very best of the all-round "travel zoom" compact cameras. And if you want something... >>

Nikon D4S full spec revealed: new sensor, faster processor and subtle design change

Nikon D4S full spec revealed: new sensor, faster processor and subtle design change

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After a tease at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 last month, the Nikon D4S has been revealed in full ahead of its March launch date. It's a DSLR not full of surprises, but certainly full of top-spec features.In the main the D4S doesn't differ much... >>

SanDisk delivers first 128GB microSD card, but no sign of super-fast UHS-II just yet

SanDisk delivers first 128GB microSD card, but no sign of super-fast UHS-II just yet

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It's been a long time coming, but SanDisk has now launched the world's first 128GB microSD card. We've seen counterfeits before, but this one is the real deal.Or, to be specific, it's a microSDXC card. Those all-important last two letters are of key importance... >>

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse in merger talks

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse in merger talks

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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse are in talks over a possible merger that could make the electrical giant and smartphone retailer one powerhouse high-street chain.Both boards have confirmed that they are in talks over combining the companies, although at... >>

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review
5.0 stars

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

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We've been using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 for a number of months now. This compact system camera has seen us through many different shoots - from personal snaps to product images that you might have seen in some other Pocket-lint reviews - made all the easier... >>

Nutz Pro Headphones review
4.0 stars

Nutz Pro Headphones review

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It's the era of Beats headphones, of statement audio wear. That's why big and sometimes brash over-ear cans are a popular move at the moment. Enter Nutz, a relatively new brand - it's only been around for 18-months - that has seemingly taken its inspirational... >>

South Park: The Stick of Truth preview

South Park: The Stick of Truth preview

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It takes less than a week to create an episode of South Park, the rude, crude animated TV comedy. But South Park: The Stick of Truth is quite a different story; a game that has been on a rocky production road and missed its 2013 scheduled release date... >>

Canon EOS 1200D pictures and hands-on

Canon EOS 1200D pictures and hands-on

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It's been a full three years since Canon last put out an entry-level DSLR camera, but in 2014 it's back in business with the EOS 1200D. The replacement for 2011's 1100D, the 1200D is all about the balance of price to performance.Three years has seen the... >>

Hands-on: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review

Hands-on: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review

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The high-end compact camera market has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, and Canon is back with a bang in 2014 with the PowerShot G1 X Mark II.The update to the 2012 original model rights many of the shortcomings that we had... >>

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS pictures and hands-on

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS pictures and hands-on

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When it comes to travel zooms - cameras pocketable in size but with a significant zoom lens squeezed into their designs - there are lots of options out there. Canon is no stranger to the market with many successful PowerShot models already under its belt,... >>

Sony Cyber-shot HX60V pictures and hands-on

Sony Cyber-shot HX60V pictures and hands-on

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It's that camera time of year and Sony has updated its travel zoom line with the latest Cyber-shot HX60V model. If you're looking for a compact model with significant zoom that can fit into a pocket or small bag then there's lots here to appeal here.If... >>

Sony Cyber-shot HX400V pictures and hands-on

Sony Cyber-shot HX400V pictures and hands-on

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Everyone loves a superzoom. Sony has updated its HX line with the beefed-up Cyber-shot HX400V model to inject a dash of speed into proceedings.The HX400V is, for the most part, a mirror image of the earlier HX300V camera from last year. The key difference:... >>

Sony Cyber-shot H400 pictures and hands-on

Sony Cyber-shot H400 pictures and hands-on

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Looking for a huge zoom? Then look no further. The Sony Cyber-shot H400 has a whopping 63x optical zoom lens that provides a 24.5-1550mm equivalent focal length. But can it deliver as big as its features suggest?Sadly, no. We got to play with the H400... >>

Fujifilm X-T1 review
5.0 stars

Fujifilm X-T1 review

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There’s a certain sense of "full circle" about the Fujifilm X-T1. A number of years ago the Japanese company was in the throes of releasing its excellent S-series DSLR cameras. But nobody really bought into them and, therefore, they were ultimately... >>

Nikon Coolpix P340 adds Wi-Fi to high-end compact camera line

Nikon Coolpix P340 adds Wi-Fi to high-end compact camera line

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It's camera season and Nikon has announced the Coolpix P340, the successor to the admirable P330 model from last year.So what's new? Not a huge amount really. In Nikon's 2013-14 fashion the P340 is all about Wi-Fi, as that's the one distinct feature the... >>

Nikon Coolpix S9700 travel zoom packs in 30x lens

Nikon Coolpix S9700 travel zoom packs in 30x lens

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Nikon has unveiled the Coolpix S9700, a 30x optical zoom compact camera that updates the S9500 model.The S9700 is a model that offers more, sometimes by offering less: it appears Nikon has called time on the super-high resolution sensor of the S9500,... >>

Panasonic DMW-YAGH transforms GH4 camera into 4K broadcast tool

Panasonic DMW-YAGH transforms GH4 camera into 4K broadcast tool

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It's not often we write about broadcast equipment, but there was something about the Panasonic DMW-YAGH that made us stand up and pay attention. For this accessory, when paired with the forthcoming Lumix GH4 compact system camera, enables uncompressed... >>

Panasonic Lumix GH4 brings 4K video to the mirrorless camera, 1080p beyond broadcast quality

Panasonic Lumix GH4 brings 4K video to the mirrorless camera, 1080p beyond broadcast quality

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Prepare to get taken on a technical ride. The Panasonic Lumix GH4 is the first mirrorless camera to introduce 4K video capture among stacks of other high-spec features.In addition to what Panasonic claims is its best Micro Four Thirds sensor yet for stills... >>

Toshiba Excite Pro 10.1 review
4.0 stars

Toshiba Excite Pro 10.1 review

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There's such a huge variety of tablets in the market right now that it can be hard to know where to look. Fire, Arc, Note, Nexus, to name but a few, are names to try and entice you in. And now Toshiba's take on the 10.1-inch tablet, the Excite Pro, goes... >>

Win: An Olympus OM-D E-M10 system camera and other Olympus prizes

Win: An Olympus OM-D E-M10 system camera and other Olympus prizes

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We've been having a ball of late thanks to an Olympus OM-D Challenge that's running on site. We've been off into the Mojave desert to shoot a model, interview photographer Damian McGillicuddy en route, almost get arrested - that wasn't part of the original... >>

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M10 review

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M10 review

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Say hello to the Olympus OM-D E-M10, the company's entry-level model into the OM-D compact system camera series. But by "entry-level" we don't mean low-end. When we got to see this camera in action ahead of the official announcement over in Las Vegas... >>

Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review

Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review

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Olympus is no stranger to the waterproof compact camera, and from what we've seen the Stylus Tough TG-850 not only looks to be its best effort yet, but also comes with a number of firsts.Principal to the TG-850's design is a tilt-angle screen that can... >>