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  • A week in reviews: 25 - 29 November
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    A week in reviews: 25 - 29 November

    By 30 November 2013

    As the month of November draws to a close it can mean only one thing: PlayStation 4 time. Well, two things, really: the 10th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards have drawn to a close, the winners announced across 12 categories loaded with top tech picks....

  • Peugeot 2008 Allure e-HDi 92 review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Peugeot 2008 Allure e-HDi 92 review

    By 27 November 2013

    The gene pool of the modern crossover derives from the 4x4, yet few have four-wheel drive. Combine this with fat, lower-profile summer tyres and the average crossover is about as much use off-road (or in the snow) as a chocolate fireguard. Which might...

  • Nissan BladeGlider pictures and hands-on
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    Nissan BladeGlider pictures and hands-on

    By 26 November 2013

    Yes, we know what you’re thinking - "Just what the hell am I looking at?" This is the Nissan BladeGlider - try saying it after you’ve had a few drinks - and while we’ll admit that it looks pretty challenging, it’s nonetheless rather important...

  • Lexus RC 300h pictures and hands-on
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    Lexus RC 300h pictures and hands-on

    By 25 November 2013

    You’ve got to hand it to Lexus and its RC 300h, as shown off at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. In German premium brand-obsessed Europe, the Japanese company might be all too easy to overlook. But to have established the brand from scratch less than 30...

  • Jaguar F-Type R Coupe pictures and hands-on
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    Jaguar F-Type R Coupe pictures and hands-on

    By 25 November 2013

    The Jaguar F-Type Coupe was a sure bet for production the minute the F-Type convertible launched and immediately acquired a waiting list several months long. While Jaguar primarily launched this new, coupe version of the F-Type at the LA motorshow - taking...

  • A week in reviews: 18 - 22 November
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    A week in reviews: 18 - 22 November

    By 23 November 2013

    This week it's all about the gaming. We've crunched through both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console reviews, alongside a stack of games to get you in the mood for next-gen. But we're far more versatile than that. Never the one-trick pony, we've also...

  • Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech review

    By 22 November 2013

    It took 120 miles for us to fall in love with the Mazda MX-5. At first, and despite loving the idea of the small, reasonably cheap and pretty little sportscar, we just didn't get it. There wasn't a great deal to really grab our attention and it's got...

  • Mini Cooper and Cooper S (2014) pictures and hands-on
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    Mini Cooper and Cooper S (2014) pictures and hands-on

    By 21 November 2013

    This is the new, new Mini – the third generation of BMW’s modern take on the 60s British classic. It’s a car that the company is hoping will be a huge hit, because while the design is evolutionary, to say the least, there’s also a big jump forward...

  • Vauxhall Adam SLAM 1.4i ecoFLEX review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Vauxhall Adam SLAM 1.4i ecoFLEX review

    By 19 November 2013

    The Vauxhall Adam is a car that is aimed squarely at the city dweller. Compact, yet cool, it’s loaded with tech and complete with an economic engine that will not only save you money but also do less harm to the planet. It's ideal for younger drivers...

  • A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November
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    A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November

    By 16 November 2013

    Mid November and there's only one thing on most people's minds: the imminent Xbox One and Playstation 4 launches. In the UK we have to wait a little longer than America does for the PS4 launch, but we've been playing around with the final machine's user...

  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Jaguar XF Sportbrake 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio review

    By 15 November 2013

    Perhaps more than almost any other product, the experience we have of a car is affected by how it is specified - its colour, typology, interior trim, wheels, engine type. This is how it proves with the Jaguar XF Sportbrake - the 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio...

  • Hands-on: BMW i3 review
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    Hands-on: BMW i3 review

    By 9 November 2013

    After spending time in the company of the new, electrically powered BMW i3 we came away with a clear thought in our minds: we’d just driven the future. Not into the future, of course, as the i3 is a production car in the here and now. You can pop to...

  • A week in reviews: 28 October - 1 November
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    A week in reviews: 28 October - 1 November

    By 2 November 2013

    As we roll into November it's clear that gaming season is upon us. And just ahead of the fourth generation of consoles, it looks as though its the season of fourth-in-season releases too: Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed IV head up proceedings, with...

  • Volvo V40 T2 R-Design Nav review
    Cars 3.5 out of 5

    Volvo V40 T2 R-Design Nav review

    By 31 October 2013

    Back at its launch in 2012, we were big fans of the Volvo V40. It was a leftfield choice, but smart, comfortable and above all packed with safety features and technologies. Since then the diminutive Volvo has gained numerous fresh challengers. Volkswagen...

  • Hands-On: Volkswagen XL1 review
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    Hands-On: Volkswagen XL1 review

    By 30 October 2013

    As a kid, if someone had asked you what cars were going to look like when you grew up, we’re betting you wouldn’t have imagined them looking like the Volkswagen XL1. If you were a child of the 60s - the era of Concorde and the space race - perhaps...

  • A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October
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    A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October

    By 26 October 2013

    This week it's all about computing. Well, largely about computing. We've been treated to the second generation of Microsoft laptop-meets-tablet devices in the shape of the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2, the latter a head-to-head dead ringer against the...

  • BMW Z4 sDrive 18i Roadster review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    BMW Z4 sDrive 18i Roadster review

    By 24 October 2013

    Looking out of the window one grey and wet October morning, it's hard to understand why Brits buy more convertibles than any other country in Europe. Perhaps that's because there are now a wide array of cars - like the upgraded BMW Z4 as tested here -...

  • Move along smartwatch: The Garmin Tactix is SWAT you want
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    Move along smartwatch: The Garmin Tactix is SWAT you want

    By 22 October 2013

    Garmin has announced a new GPS navigator watch called the Garmin Tactix.  Garmin says it's inspired by "the requirements of Law Enforcement and Police Special Operations", hence the name. The Garmin Tactix is a rugged watch, offering 50-metre waterproofing,...

  • A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October
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    A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October

    By 19 October 2013

    Another week rolls on by and it's been busy, busy, busy. In addition to the announcement of the 10th Pocket-lint Awards, due to take place at the end of November, there have been all kinds of mighty products rolling in through the office. Top of the list...

  • Hands-on: Volkswagen Golf GTi (Mk7) review
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    Hands-on: Volkswagen Golf GTi (Mk7) review

    By 13 October 2013

    The VW Golf GTi has been an ever present in the automotive world since 1975. Six generations of the car have sold over 200,000 units for VW in the UK alone. A smash hit? Yes, but rather like Top of the Pops, the game's moved on since the GTi first arrived...

  • BMW 435i M Sport review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    BMW 435i M Sport review

    By 12 October 2013

    What difference does a name make? Or a number? This is the new BMW 4-Series, or the 435i M Sport to be name precise - and it's a brand new model number in the BMW range that waves goodbye to the outgoing 3-Series Coupe. What exactly was wrong with the...

  • The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards
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    The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

    By 11 October 2013

    We're proud to announce the start of the 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, the UK's longest-running awards dedicated to gadgetry, entertainment technology and gizmos. As in the past nine years, the aim is to find and celebrate the best tech and gadgets...

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

    By 28 September 2013

    September is rolling to a close, and we've been walking, running, riding, driving and flying all over the place in the quest for tech perfection. Fitness and non-fitness are covered in equal measure this week. We've been tracking our steps with the Withings...

  • Hyundai i40 Tourer review
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    Hyundai i40 Tourer review

    By 24 September 2013

    If you're looking for an estate car, then you're spoilt for choice. The Hyundai i40 Tourer joins a growing army of options to consider. Not only are there the large estate models, like the Passat or the A6, but in many cases shorter-wheelbase options,...

  • Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest
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    Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest

    By 14 September 2013

    No more vanilla Volvos. That's the message from the Swedish company as it launches its concept coupe in Frankfurt. What exactly does that mean? Well, for the past few years, Volvo's been chasing the Germans - think Audi, BMW, Mercedes - and not really...