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  • Hands-on: BMW M235i review
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    Hands-on: BMW M235i review

    By 3 March 2014

    If, like us, you’re struggling to keep up with BMW’s numbering system, the skinny on the BMW M235i is that it’s the sleeker, less practical coupe sister to the hatchback M135i we tested (and loved) last year. Like the 435i that’s gone before it,...

  • Garmin announces Sony SmartWatch 2 integration, Xperia Edition navigation app
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    Garmin announces Sony SmartWatch 2 integration, Xperia Edition navigation app

    By 23 February 2014

    Garmin has announced the Garmin Xperia Edition app for navigation on Sony Xperia devices, including walking directions on the Sony SmartWatch 2. As we revealed previously, the new Garmin software will let you have walking directions on your wrist, so...

  • A week in reviews: 10 - 14 February
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    A week in reviews: 10 - 14 February

    By 15 February 2014

    This week's headline review is the brand-spanking-new Fujifilm X-T1. It's an awesome blend of retro cool and modern tech rolled into one superb system camera. Does it get any better than this? Well, yes, maybe if you're a gamer. Because this week we've also...

  • Mio MiVue 388 review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Mio MiVue 388 review

    By 14 February 2014

    Dashcams leapt into the consciousness of the average driver in the UK following the spectacular meteor shower in Russia in 2013. The clear footage captured from a dashcam seemed to awaken some public interest in this class of in-car gadget. Mio has a...

  • Lexus IS 300h F Sport Auto review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Lexus IS 300h F Sport Auto review

    By 13 February 2014

    Despite the fact that it is tainted for some by a certain comedy character who resides in Norfolk, it’s a good thing Lexus exists right now. Because since Alfa, Volvo and Saab all but gave up, the IS 300h is about the only genuine alternative to a German...

  • A week in reviews: 3 - 7 February
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    A week in reviews: 3 - 7 February

    By 8 February 2014

    It's the week of everything. Like a lucky dip of tech. As February rolls on the headline-grabbing product this week is the launch of the Sony PS Vita Slim, available right now. Perfect for enhancing the PlayStation 4 experience, but stronger than its...

  • Vauxhall Mokka SE 1.7 CDTi 4x4 review
    Cars 3 out of 5

    Vauxhall Mokka SE 1.7 CDTi 4x4 review

    By 3 February 2014

    SUVs. We all love to hate them. Or do until we grow up, have a couple of kids or move to somewhere slightly suburban where driving up a farm track or dodgy side road isn't the same as in a city car. It's then that cars such as the 4x4 Vauxhall Mokka seem...

  • A week in reviews: 27 - 31 January
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    A week in reviews: 27 - 31 January

    By 1 February 2014

    It's been quite a week for smartphones. We've been blown away by the small and mighty Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, have taken the Motorola Moto X for its Brit-based walkies, and there's even the arrival of SwiftKey for iOS. Well, sort of. More on that last...

  • Audi A3 Saloon review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Audi A3 Saloon review

    By 30 January 2014

    There aren't many small saloons on the roads, but the Audi A3 Saloon - or Sedan if you're from the US - is looking to swell those numbers. Judging by the mass of BMW 1-Series Coupes, which is soon to be 2-Series Coupes, that we've seen on the roads recently...

  • Tesla Model S owners can now drive coast-to-coast in the US
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    Tesla Model S owners can now drive coast-to-coast in the US

    By 27 January 2014

    Tesla has expanded its "Supercharger" network in the US to allow Model S drivers to make it all the way from New York to California for the first time. The plan was first announced in May of 2013 and has now been completed. “Tesla Supercharger network...

  • A week in reviews: 20 - 25 January
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    A week in reviews: 20 - 25 January

    By 25 January 2014

    Shake off those apparent January blues - go outside and take some pictures. Got no camera? No problem, as this week we've looked at a variety of possible solutions. The Sony QX100 is a lens accessory that can communicate with your Android smartphone to...

  • Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review
    Cars 3 out of 5

    Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review

    By 22 January 2014

    In the car world 2013 was very much the year of the hot hatch, or GTi if you're of a particularly VW persuasion. Every manufacturer had a go at turning the regular family shopping car into a fire-breathing road eater last year, the latest example being...

  • Kia GT4 Stinger Concept: Korean manufacturer shows off GT muscle
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    Kia GT4 Stinger Concept: Korean manufacturer shows off GT muscle

    By 18 January 2014

    Don’t be confused by the name. The GT4 in the Kia Stinger Concept’s name doesn’t mean the company is two generations out of step with other manufacturers producing cars specifically for a certain PlayStation racing game (non-gamers you'll see what...

  • Toyota FT-1: Gran Turismo 6 concept car makes real-word appearance at Detroit show
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    Toyota FT-1: Gran Turismo 6 concept car makes real-word appearance at Detroit show

    By 18 January 2014

    As concept cars go, the Toyota FT-1 concept made a good case for star of the show at the Detroit Motor Show 2014. And if you’re gutted that you never actually get to go up close and personal with these types of concepts, then here's a little treat -...

  • BMW M3 & M4 (2014) pictures and hands-on
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    BMW M3 & M4 (2014) pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2014

    Muscle cars, performance cars and anything sporty was back with a bang at the Detroit Motor Show in 2014. And if you’re looking for the personification of that statement, you needed to look no further than the BMW stand, where the new M4 coupe, resplendent...

  • Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept pictures and hands-on
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    Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2014

    Let's forget for a moment about the stupid long-winded name, and call this car what it is: the next Audi TT. "Say what?," we hear you ask? And you’d have a point. It’s not quite the next TT. We’re not expecting the next TT to have a high ride height,...

  • Mercedes C-Class (2014) pictures and hands-on
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    Mercedes C-Class (2014) pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2014

    Unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2014, the new Mercedes C-Class looks as though it's about to shake up the small executive car segment. Or is it now know as the upper-medium segment? Either way, to cut to the chase, this Merc's glorious interior knocks...

  • Garmin updates satnavs: Nuvi 2798LMT gets rear camera, Essential Series updates, HUD+ offers new app
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    Garmin updates satnavs: Nuvi 2798LMT gets rear camera, Essential Series updates, HUD+ offers new app

    By 6 January 2014

    Garmin has updated its Nuvi line of satnav devices at CES 2014, taking things large. The Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT has a Wireless Backup Camera. The camera can be installed on the rear of your vehicle so that you can see behind you when reversing and avoid...

  • A week in reviews: 23 - 27 December
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    A week in reviews: 23 - 27 December

    By 28 December 2013

    This week has been more reserved in the Pocket-lint offices. We blame the port. And the mince pies. What with it being Christmas, we've taken the liberty of hanging up our boots for a couple of days this week and focused instead on eating, drinking and...

  • TomTom Go 6000 review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    TomTom Go 6000 review

    By 24 December 2013

    With more people slipping a smartphone into their pocket, and most now offering free turn-by-turn navigation, TomTom is having to evolve to keep customers interested in personal navigation devices. Is the big-screen TomTom Go 6000 the high-end answer?...

  • Hands-on: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive
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    Hands-on: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive

    By 18 December 2013

    We didn't have very long with the Porsche Panamera, but we thought it was worth some hands-on love, because it's a very special car. We've spent time with the diesel previously, and really liked it and the truth is, the Panamera is a bit weird to initially...

  • Renault Clio RenaultSport 200 Turbo EDC Lux review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Renault Clio RenaultSport 200 Turbo EDC Lux review

    By 7 December 2013

    Pocket-lint is quite fond of the RenaultSport Clio. In fact, we’ve owned two of the previous versions, one of which is still in our possession. But we come to the new 200 Turbo Clio - or 200T as we refer to it - with some trepidation. Taking it out...

  • A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December
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    A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December

    By 7 December 2013

    As we roll into December there’s a sense of looming Christmas cheer. Awards season is over, next-gen consoles are on the shelves - well, sort of, their stock has been emptied and they’re hard to get hold of - and we’ve spent the week tying up various...

  • Hands-on: Porsche Panamera Diesel review
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    Hands-on: Porsche Panamera Diesel review

    By 6 December 2013

    Is a diesel Porsche a proper Porsche? That’s the big question that hangs in our minds before we jump into the low-set, leather-clad seat of the Panamera Diesel. Especially given that this one’s propelled by an engine you can find under the bonnet...

  • Ford Mustang GT 2015 coming to the UK: Pictures and eyes-on
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    Ford Mustang GT 2015 coming to the UK: Pictures and eyes-on

    By 5 December 2013

    Some cars are just special. Particularly the seemingly unobtainable ones. And we don’t mean just the super-pricey. The Ford Mustang is one such example - an iconic car that will celebrate its 50th birthday in April 2014. And Ford’s way of celebrating?...