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Lego Marvel Super Heroes review
4.0 stars

Lego Marvel Super Heroes review

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We’re massive fans of Lego, it’s no secret. So when Lego Marvel Super Heroes arrived alongside the PlayStation 4, we had a double bout of excitement.In the run up to Christmas there are major titles dropping left, right and centre to suit all tastes... >>

Knack review
2.5 stars

Knack review

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When the PlayStation 4 was first announced we were brimming with excitement. But even at the big unveil in New York earlier this year the announcement of one of the console’s exclusive titles, Knack, a 3D platformer headed up Mark Cerny, the Spyro and... >>

Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport

Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport

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It’s a windy day in Warwickshire and we’re on site at Fen End racing circuit with Jaguar to not only meet British Cycling coach and Team Sky performance advisor, Shane Sutton, for a quick-fire interview, but also to combat that biting wind in our... >>

Panasonic Lumix GM1 review
5.0 stars

Panasonic Lumix GM1 review

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One glance at the Panasonic Lumix GM1 and you’ll assume it’s a compact camera. Well, it is compact by size - that much is clear - but as it’s got an interchangeable lens system as is part of the Micro Four Thirds family it, therefore, falls into... >>

Pure Jongo T6 review
3.5 stars

Pure Jongo T6 review

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Pure is all about wireless audio, and that’s what the alleged "room-filling" - not literally, just with audio of course - Pure Jongo T6 is all about.In a world where we’re connected to the cloud, where smart devices come with Bluetooth, and where... >>

Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review
4.0 stars

Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review

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Modern day televisions are getting thinner and thinner. And so, therefore, is their inherent sound quality. That’s an issue that the Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base looks to rectify.This all-in-one box solution sits underneath the TV - literally, it can... >>

Asus Transformer Book T100 review
4.0 stars

Asus Transformer Book T100 review

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Hybrid laptop-tablet Windows 8 machines have been spilling onto the shelves at an exponential rate of late. But none have been positioned like the affordable Asus Transformer Book T100. This 10.1-inch two-in-one device has budget buyers in its sights,... >>

TomTom Multi-Sport review
3.5 stars

TomTom Multi-Sport review

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TomTom Multi-Sport is the GPS company’s first solo venture into the world of wearable sports-watches that, as its name suggests, caters for multiple sports disciplines. The Multi-Sport was released alongside the Runner, the latter targeted, and no surprised... >>

Nikon Df official: The retro-style DSLR like a D4 from the past, complete with non-AI lens compatibility

Nikon Df official: The retro-style DSLR like a D4 from the past, complete with non-AI lens compatibility

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It's official - Nikon's "Pure Photography" camera, the Nikon Df, has been unveiled. But it's not what we had initially expected - this is a full-frame DSLR camera through and through, not the rumoured full-frame mirrorless camera that had been doing the... >>

HP Split x2 review
3.5 stars

HP Split x2 review

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There’s an expanse of laptop-tablet devices in recent months, to which HP adds its latest hand, the Split x2, to the ever-expanding stack. A stack that, with few exceptions, hasn't quite managed to wow us yet. It’s all Microsoft’s fault, really,... >>

Asus Transformer Book T100 UK price official: A bargain at £349

Asus Transformer Book T100 UK price official: A bargain at £349

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Asus has announced the UK price for the Transformer Book T100, originally unveiled at the Intel Developers Forum in August, and it's a bargain at £349.The two-in-one 10-inch tablet-meets-laptop comes loaded with full Windows 8.1 - no mucking around with... >>

Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review

Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review

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Well, well, well, if it isn't a mini Olympus OM-D. Only it's not. The Olympus Stylus 1 is like a head-on collision between the compact system camera and the Japanese company's high-end XZ-2 compact camera. With a 28-300mm f/2.8 lens thrown in the mix... >>

Olympus Stylus 1: Compact camera pools XZ-2 sensor in OM-D clothing with 28-300mm f/2.8 lens

Olympus Stylus 1: Compact camera pools XZ-2 sensor in OM-D clothing with 28-300mm f/2.8 lens

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Olympus has expanded its compact camera market with the new premium Stylus 1 compact. It's like an XZ-2 in OM-D E-M5 clothing with a 28-300mm f/2.8 zoom thrown into the mix.Many were anticipating a large sensor for this model, but Olympus has stuck with... >>

Nokia Refocus: Adjust focus after shooting, but it's no Lytro

Nokia Refocus: Adjust focus after shooting, but it's no Lytro

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Nokia continues to push its camera solution, with the introduction of Refocus - a forthcoming app as part of the Windows Phone 8 Lumia Black OS update - set to enable focus adjustment after taking a picture.The new camera option will be arriving on the... >>

Nokia Lumia 1520 first smartphone to offer raw file output

Nokia Lumia 1520 first smartphone to offer raw file output

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Nokia is to roll out raw file output in its camera-focused Lumia smartphones, with the new Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet the first smartphone to introduce the universal DNG format to capture options. Wowzers.Pocket-lint is on hand at the Nokia World in Abu... >>

Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft Surface 2: What's the difference?

Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft Surface 2: What's the difference?

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It's official: Nokia is dabbling in the world of tablets, with the announcement of the Lumia 2520. The Finnish company, due to be bought by Microsoft at the beginning of 2014, has stepped on board with the Windows 8.1 RT operating system, the same as... >>

Nokia Camera app introduced in Nokia Lumia 1520: Multiple shooting modes, maps integration, Storyteller and more

Nokia Camera app introduced in Nokia Lumia 1520: Multiple shooting modes, maps integration, Storyteller and more

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Nokia has introduced the Nokia Camera app for Windows Phone 8, as introduced by the latest Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet.The new Camera app combines the existing Smart, Pro and Video modes as found in the Lumia 1020, all of which are easily accessible at a... >>

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review
4.0 stars

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review

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Windows 8 is beginning to embed itself into the public knowledge and we're getting more and more used to the concept of touchscreen laptops. And that's the exact where the affordable, sub-£500 Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite fits in.Its name might sound like... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review
4.0 stars

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review

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The original Microsoft Surface Pro - the "is it a tablet, is it a laptop replacement, and will we argue about this forever?" device - was sort of great and sort of not all at once. It found itself jostling between techie genres, almost trying to establish... >>

Hands-on: Fujifilm X-E2 review

Hands-on: Fujifilm X-E2 review

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Why hello there good lookin'. The Fujifilm X-E2, the compact system camera to succeed the earlier X-E1 model, may be a little older but it's lost none of that retro charm and visual appeal. That's clear from just taking one glance at this silver-topped... >>

Fujifilm XQ1 unveiled, the 'mini X20' compact camera that's gunning for Canon S120 space

Fujifilm XQ1 unveiled, the 'mini X20' compact camera that's gunning for Canon S120 space

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Fujifilm is looking to close in on the competition with the announcement of its XQ1 compact camera.The model incorporates the same 2/3-inch sensor size as found in the much lauded Fujifilm X20, albeit on a considerably smaller scale. It's gunning for... >>

Fujifilm X-E2: Autofocus upgrade and X100S sensor spearhead CSC model's improvements

Fujifilm X-E2: Autofocus upgrade and X100S sensor spearhead CSC model's improvements

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Fujifilm has announced its latest compact system camera, the X-E2, a model that brings with it a stack of updates to improve on the earlier X-E1 model.The latest X-E2 incorporates the same 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder as its predecessor,but is all... >>

Hands-on: Nikon D5300 review

Hands-on: Nikon D5300 review

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There's a new DSLR in the Nikon range, the D5300, which slots into the line-up alongside the D5200 model. Pocket-lint was on hand to get a feel for the new DSLR at a Nikon pre-launch event. It was only eight months ago that we saw the final D5200 model,... >>

Nikon D5300 DSLR is all about connectivity: Wi-Fi and GPS on board, new processor and more

Nikon D5300 DSLR is all about connectivity: Wi-Fi and GPS on board, new processor and more

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Nikon has unveiled another model in its mid-level DSLR line, the D5300. It's hot on the heels of the earlier D5200 model, but this isn't a replacement: it's more like a subtle upgrade with its focus on built-in sharing functionality, along with some other... >>

Sony Alpha A7R hands-on: We test out the 36-megapixel full-frame system camera

Sony Alpha A7R hands-on: We test out the 36-megapixel full-frame system camera

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Not content with launching one full-frame compact system camera, Sony has gone and launched two. The Sony Alpha A7R joins the A7 model, but offers a significant push in resolution. That sensor houses 36 million pixels. Wowzers.But that's not all, the... >>

Hands-on: Sony Alpha A7 review

Hands-on: Sony Alpha A7 review

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The NEX is dead. That's right, the new Sony Alpha A7 compact system camera represents Sony's decision to push the Alpha brand forward. And it does so in style.The key feature of the A7 is that it has a full-frame sensor yet compact body, the likes of... >>

Thief gameplay preview: We steal, shoot and lockpick our way through early play of the 2014 title

Thief gameplay preview: We steal, shoot and lockpick our way through early play of the 2014 title

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Thief is set to land on consoles in the first quarter of 2014, almost a full decade after the last title in the series surfaced. Pocket-lint got to play some sections of a pre-release version of the game on Xbox One to see whether it's been worth the... >>

Nintendo 2DS review
3.5 stars

Nintendo 2DS review

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Nintendo is making moves to remain relevant in the shifting landscape of handheld gaming. That is, to some degree, what the Nintendo 2DS handheld console is all about.Because this handheld is something of an oddity. Why? The clue's in the number of the... >>

Divoom OnBeat 500 review
4.5 stars

Divoom OnBeat 500 review

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Bluetooth speakers are spilling out of every corner of every manufacturer at the moment and we're seeing swathes of new names surfacing too. Divoom is one of those names that you might not immediately familiar with, and that might put a question mark... >>

Canon PowerShot S120 review
4.5 stars

Canon PowerShot S120 review

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Canon has a knack for making great compact cameras. The PowerShot S120, the replacement of last year's S110 model, might not reinvent the wheel, but it certainly get things turning faster in the pocketable high-end compact market. And if that's what you're... >>

How to play through Beyond: Two Souls with a smartphone, no PS3 controller required

How to play through Beyond: Two Souls with a smartphone, no PS3 controller required

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Here's a fun thing. Rather than using a PS3 controller to play through Beyond: Two Souls you can instead use an Android or iOS device and control the game wirelessly. That's right: no need for the controller.We've been plugging our way through the Quantic... >>

AKG K812 hands-on, we sample the £1,000 professional studio monitor headphones

AKG K812 hands-on, we sample the £1,000 professional studio monitor headphones

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Sometimes we get asked to do the strangest yet most exciting of things here at Pocket-lint. So when we were invited down to Red Bull Studios in London to check out AKG's latest top-spec studio monitoring headphones we couldn't resist.Enter the AKG K812.... >>

Tesco Hudl review
4.0 stars

Tesco Hudl review

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Tesco is already a part of the fabric of life in the UK. We'd wager that everyone reading this has been to a Tesco store in the last couple of weeks, even if "just by accident". And now it's set to be even more part of life with the introduction of Hudl,... >>

Beyond: Two Souls review
5.0 stars

Beyond: Two Souls review

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Beyond: Two Souls isn't your average game. Quantic Dream has crafted an invested, emotive story above all else, then delivered it on a scale reminiscent of a Hollywood movie by embellishing its on-screen characters with a true A-list cast.Ellen Page stars... >>

Pentax K-3 intros 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 27-point autofocus system and more

Pentax K-3 intros 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 27-point autofocus system and more

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The Pentax K-3, unveiled today, sees Pentax up the ante in the APS-C DSLR market, but there's still no sign of a full-frame model. That's a mix of great and not-so-great news, but let's focus on the good stuff. And there's plenty of it.The K-3 introduces... >>

Samsung NX300M, it's an NX300 system camera with added adjustable 'selfie' screen

Samsung NX300M, it's an NX300 system camera with added adjustable 'selfie' screen

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Samsung has lifted the lid on its latest compact system camera: the NX300M. Eagle-eyed readers will think that reads a lot like the existing NX300. It is, after all, the same name with an M plonked on the end. What does it all mean?In short the NX300M... >>

Vertu Constellation hands-on, we handle the £4,200 fashion phone

Vertu Constellation hands-on, we handle the £4,200 fashion phone

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There are moments in tech when we're left wondering, "What the heck?" And Vertu's latest Constellation smartphone is definitely one such moment. As much as we try and join up the stars the only pattern we can see is one that spells out "pricey". For the... >>

Damson Jet compact speakers deliver wireless stereo sound via Bluetooth

Damson Jet compact speakers deliver wireless stereo sound via Bluetooth

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Damson Audio has unveiled Damson Jet, a twin mini speaker set that can deliver true stereo sound via Bluetooth.Jet is sold as a two-speaker set in the one box, rather than as individual units, to show off its true stereo sound selling point. It's all... >>

Interview: Watch Dogs creative director talks next-gen, the future of gaming, apps and more

Interview: Watch Dogs creative director talks next-gen, the future of gaming, apps and more

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Watch Dogs is one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the year. It's a title that's not only caught the attention of gamers, but also captivated a wider audience with its content: hacking and conspiracy. It's a contemporary subject that's echoed... >>

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar review
5.0 stars

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar review

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Modern day flatpanel TVs are getting so thin that their sound output tends to be equally thin on the ears. If you're spending four figures on a quality telly then you really ought to invest in sound for the ultimate home cinema experience. That's where... >>

Smart electric bike review
3.5 stars

Smart electric bike review

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Pedalling through London on the Smart electric bike doesn't feel like riding a bicycle, it's more like gliding along on a two-wheeled spaceship. There's something almost more European about this ride: German-engineered, a little Dutch in appearance, the... >>

Oppo N1 hands-on: Big screen, big size and big ideas, but is it belittled by the competition?

Oppo N1 hands-on: Big screen, big size and big ideas, but is it belittled by the competition?

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Oppo might not be a name that you've heard much about in the UK. But as the Chinese brand's strength increases so too do its devices. At a launch event in Beijing, Pocket-lint got the skinny on the latest Oppo flagship smartphone, the Oppo N1.And speaking... >>

Oppo N1 unveiled, enlists rotating camera, 5.9-inch touchscreen, rear touch controls and more

Oppo N1 unveiled, enlists rotating camera, 5.9-inch touchscreen, rear touch controls and more

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Chinese brand Oppo has lifted the lid on its latest flagship smartphone, the Oppo N1, at a dedicated launch event in Beijing. And it's the first smartphone to introduce a rotational unit.In a world full of large-screen smartphones it's all too easy for... >>

Withings Pulse activity tracker review
4.0 stars

Withings Pulse activity tracker review

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Wearable tech and fitness products go hand in hand. When it comes to pedometers to track your walking - the idea being to focus on fitness to some degree - there are many to consider, including the Withings Pulse activity tracker.This small, pocketable... >>

Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 review
4.5 stars

Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 review

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Standard bathroom scales are so last decade. The Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 bring things into the modern. These digital scales can measure not only your weight, but also body fat percentage, heart rate, air quality, temperature and then send it... >>

Nikon 1 AW1: Hands-on with the world's first waterproof compact system camera

Nikon 1 AW1: Hands-on with the world's first waterproof compact system camera

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Not content with the norm, Nikon has only gone and announced the Nikon 1 AW1 - the world's first waterproof compact system camera. We would like to say the first waterproof interchangeable lens camera, but there was a film SLR back in the day. But digital,... >>

Nikon 1 goes waterproof with AW1, the first submersible compact system camera

Nikon 1 goes waterproof with AW1, the first submersible compact system camera

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Here's something you might not have anticipated from Nikon - the camera-maker has introduced the Nikon 1 AW1, a tough and waterproof compact system camera. The first in the world, no less.Submersible down to 15 metres , the new camera will need to don... >>

Grand Theft Auto V review
5.0 stars

Grand Theft Auto V review

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Grand Theft Auto V has been a long time coming, as fans will be all too aware. The series, often better known as GTA for short, has become synonymous with ambition - developer Rockstar North creates huge worlds filled with memorable characters and epic... >>

MasterPass: make credit card payments at home by swiping on your NFC laptop, literally

MasterPass: make credit card payments at home by swiping on your NFC laptop, literally

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When it comes to paying for goods we're already big fans of touch-to-pay NFC, available on a range of credit and debit cards and a growing number of participating stores. One quick tap - assuming the bill is not more than £20 - and that's it, all paid... >>

Gigabyte Brix pocket gaming PC with Intel Iris Pro graphics, looks slick in yellow

Gigabyte Brix pocket gaming PC with Intel Iris Pro graphics, looks slick in yellow

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Increasing numbers of mini computing solutions - whether all-in-one handheld gaming units such as the Nvidia Shield or mini-PCs such as the Intel NUC - are appearing across the market. And Gigabyte - the Taiwanese company probably better known for the... >>