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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....

  • Hands-on: Audi RS7 Sportback review
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    Hands-on: Audi RS7 Sportback review

    By 29 November 2013

    Audi isn't scared to bring its RS badge to a widening array of cars and the Audi RS7 Sportback sits at the top of the pile. It's one of the newest additions, along with the RS Q3, and sees the premium A7 Sportback get a makeover. The A7 arrives at £41,170,...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 in pictures
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    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 in pictures

    By 29 November 2013

    The 10th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards brought the great and the good of the UK tech industry together in Central London last night, for an evening of award giving, partying, dancing and taco scoffing. Also celebrating a decade of Pocket-lint, the...

  • Peugeot 2008 Allure e-HDi 92 review
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    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...

  • iOS in-car mirroring to be unveiled by Honda in December for 2014 range
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    iOS in-car mirroring to be unveiled by Honda in December for 2014 range

    By 25 November 2013

    Honda and Apple have been working closely since 2011 with the well-established Siri Eyes Free integration. Now Honda is reportedly going to announce a new feature this December which, “is more than just simple mirroring”. The Siri Eyes Free feature...

  • 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...

  • Porsche Macan pictures and hands-on
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    Porsche Macan pictures and hands-on

    By 22 November 2013

    This is the latest new Porsche, the Macan. Yes, we know, it’s hard to keep up. The company didn’t make an SUV 10 years ago, but now it’s got a second one under its belt. Little brother Macan joins big brother Cayenne - the theory perhaps being that...

  • Tesla Model S gets rare near-perfect customers' satisfaction score
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    Tesla Model S gets rare near-perfect customers' satisfaction score

    By 22 November 2013

    The Tesla Model S has received a rare near-perfect score in the annual customer satisfaction survey run by Consumer Reports magazine. "Owners of the Tesla Model S gave it the highest owner-satisfaction score Consumer Reports has seen in years: 99 out...

  • Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech review
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    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
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    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
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    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...

  • Toyota to unveil affordable fuel cell car at Tokyo Motor Show, for release in 2015
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    Toyota to unveil affordable fuel cell car at Tokyo Motor Show, for release in 2015

    By 15 November 2013

    Toyota should be the world’s first car manufacturer to release an affordable hydrogen fuel cell powered car to the public. This is the first time the eco-friendly tech has been affordable enough to actually sell, other than Hyundai's ix35 effort which...

  • Tesla announces plans to build electric Ford-like truck
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    Tesla announces plans to build electric Ford-like truck

    By 13 November 2013

    So you thought Tesla was going to sit back with only the Model S sedan and Model X SUV in its fleet? Think again, Elon Musk doubter.  The budding CEO revealed during Business Insider's Ignition conference on Tuesday that the company plans to build an...

  • Nissan wearable 3E HUD, in futuristic Google Glass style, is teased in video
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    Nissan wearable 3E HUD, in futuristic Google Glass style, is teased in video

    By 12 November 2013

    Nissan has unveiled its in-car heads up display looking like something from a sci-fi movie. It did this in a video called “Nissan 3E birth” which gives away very little but the awesome looks of this cyborg-like headgear. The HUD is due to be unveiled...

  • 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
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    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...

  • Tesla in the UK: What to expect from the automaker
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    Tesla in the UK: What to expect from the automaker

    By 30 October 2013

    California-based Tesla is an automaker that sells luxury electric vehicles, and it started with the Tesla Roadster. Founded by innovator Elon Musk, Tesla has seen a lot of success as of late with its Model S, a fully electric luxury sedan that has caught...

  • 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...

  • Tesla opens London showroom, commits to long term UK strategy for all-electric sports cars
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    Tesla opens London showroom, commits to long term UK strategy for all-electric sports cars

    By 29 October 2013

    US electric sports car manufacturer Tesla has opened its first showroom in the UK in the Westfield shopping centre in west London. And during a launch event yesterday, 28 October, confirmed that this is the first move into fully establishing the brand...