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YouTube Kids hands-on: A parental-controlled app with friendly clips and no social stuff
Apps

YouTube Kids hands-on: A parental-controlled app with friendly clips and no social stuff

By 23 February 2015

It's finally here. After several months of rumours about Google planning to launched a dedicated version of its video site designed just for kids, the YouTube Kids app has just launched. There's just one problem: it's only available for Android and iOS... >>

View-Master hands-on: The VR reimagining of a 50s classic
Gadgets

View-Master hands-on: The VR reimagining of a 50s classic

By 18 February 2015

As you have no doubt heard, Mattel wants to re-launch its classic View-Master toy with a fresh injection of virtual reality, Google Cardboard style. This leverages the iconic red viewer from the late 50s that used disc-mounted photos, one for each eye,... >>

Acer Chromebook 15 is big and Googley (hands-on)
Laptops

Acer Chromebook 15 is big and Googley (hands-on)

By 4 January 2015

Acer has continued its push into the world of Chromebook with yet another model, this time a rather large 15.6-inch offering for those that want to enjoy more screen. Acer's goal, according to the company, is to offer a big screen Chrome OS experience... >>

Android Wear review: The smartwatch platform?
Apps 4 out of 5

Android Wear review: The smartwatch platform?

By 30 December 2014

Android Wear is the platform for smartwatches designed to put the power of Google's Android onto your wrist. It keeps you always connected by delivering tailored alerts from your smartphone, but also acts as a point of input for interaction with your... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement
Phones 4 out of 5

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement

By 17 December 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop made its debut on the Nexus 9, Google's new tablet, and the Nexus 6, its latest smartphone. With Android 5.0 comes a range of changes that feel like a repositioning of Android, rather than a huge bump in forward-facing features. We've... >>

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful
Phones 4 out of 5

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful

By 12 December 2014

There's a certain mystique surrounding Nexus devices, a certain je ne sais quoi that often sees the Nexus elevated to the status of the Android Supreme Being. Previous generations of Nexus smartphones and tablets have always brought bang for your buck:... >>

Nexus 6: Google's pure Android phablet (hands-on)
Phones

Nexus 6: Google's pure Android phablet (hands-on)

By 12 November 2014

The Nexus 6 has been an elusive beast in the UK. Although it's not uncommon for Nexus devices to be a little behind the US, the lack of Nexus 6 chatter so far has been almost disquieting. Coming to you courtesy of Carphone Warehouse - who showed off the... >>

Hands-on: Inbox by Gmail, a clean email app that doubles as a to-do list
Apps

Hands-on: Inbox by Gmail, a clean email app that doubles as a to-do list

By 7 November 2014

Inbox is a new email experience from the Gmail team. While it hasn't completely launched yet, we were able to snag an invite and give it a go. To use Inbox, you have to be invited by Google. Google opened Inbox to everyone for one-hour only on 5 November,... >>

Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets
Tablets 4.5 out of 5

Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets

By 3 November 2014

The Nexus 9 is Google's new tablet, launching with a new version of Android - Lollipop - and bringing 64-bit hardware and software with it. It pushes the aged Nexus 10 aside and also sees the departure of the Nexus 7, sitting between the two and partnering... >>

Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet
Tablets

Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet

By 24 October 2014

Google calls the Nexus 9 a tablet for mover and makers, perhaps an indicator that the new Nexus tablet is going to be pitched at productivity, rather than just portable entertainment. Built by HTC, the Nexus 9 breaks new ground for Android with a 4:3... >>