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  • Laptops

    Hands-on: LG Chromebase review

    By 14 January 2014

    We've seen plenty of Chromebook laptops now from different manufacturers teaming up with Google, but LG has announced the first desktop PC powered by Chrome OS, and Pocket-lint paid a visit to the company's stand at CES to check it out. Called the LG...

  • Laptops

    Hands-on: LG Tab-Book 2 review

    By 14 January 2014

    LG unveiled an updated Tab-Book, the Tab-Book 2 at CES, and we were on hand to have a lengthy play at the company's stand to see what all the fuss is about. First announced at CES 2013, this year's model is lighter and more powerful and comes with a new...

  • Gadgets

    Dancing Party Animals are here to boogie (video)

    By 13 January 2014

    Dancing Party Animals are not your average dancing animals, these are animals that want to party. We spotted them at CES as we trawled through the halls trying to find more serious news and products to report on, and couldn't help but find ourselves...

  • Cameras

    Hands-on: Nikon Coolpix L830 review

    By 12 January 2014

    Some of Nikon's more affordable cameras can be a bit hit and miss, but after playing with the long-zoom Nikon Coolpix L830 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas we were rather impressed. Key to the L830's spec is its 34x optical zoom lens, which...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: ZTE Grand S II is bigger, bolder and more powerful than original

    By 12 January 2014

    Big phones are all the rage at the moment. ZTE's sequel to the Grand S, the aptly named Grand S II, pushes into phablet territory thanks to its large 5.5-inch screen. It's not only bigger than the original 5-inch model in the series, it's more powerful...

  • Sports Fitness

    Hands-on: Garmin Vivofit is a long-lasting and affordable fitness band

    By 11 January 2014

    Wearables are everywhere. But when a company such as Garmin, renowned for its fitness and GPS products, announces a new product it's time to stand up and listen. Welcome the Garmin Vivofit, a wristband fitness device that we got to see at this year's...

  • Cameras

    Hands-on: Fujifilm FinePix S1 review

    By 11 January 2014

    The Fujifilm FinePix S1 isn't the first 50x optical zoom camera that we've seen, but it's full of features that suggest it's among the best of those available. Pitched directly against the likes of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, we checked out the Fujifilm...

  • Audio

    Hands-on: Naim Statement, at £125,000 this is the 'Bentley of amplifiers'

    By 11 January 2014

    Naim could have named the Statement anything it liked, as one glance at this giant pre-amp and twin mono amplifier trio is an aesthetic statement in itself. Oh, and then there's the £125,000 price - $206,000 for our American friends - which would make...

  • Cameras

    Fujifilm X100S Black pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2014

    It’s becoming a set standard for Fujifilm to release black-finish versions of its high-end kit, and now it’s the turn of the Fujifilm X100S. We got our hands on the X100S Black at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, where it was on display at the...

  • Sports Fitness

    Razer Nabu: We eye-up gaming laptop maker’s wearable tech band

    By 10 January 2014

    Wearable tech was the promise of 2013, but one that failed to truly deliver. In 2014 it looks as though every manufacturer wants to be the one to crack the market, including gaming laptop maker Razer with the Nabu. Described as a discreet wearable, the...

  • Cameras

    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ55 review

    By 10 January 2014

    It seems to be selfie season, as Panasonic steps on board the flip-up screen compact camera express with the Lumix TZ55. We had been allowed to preview the bigger-brother TZ60 model ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, but have had to wait a little...

  • Cameras

    Hands-on: Sony Alpha A5000 is small yet mighty

    By 10 January 2014

    With Sony’s NEX brand surrendering to the Alpha title, the A5000 is among the first compact system cameras we’ve seen to carry the new badge. But what’s in a name? We got to play with the A5000 at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 to find out....

  • Cameras

    Hands-on: Canon PowerShot N100 goes whacky with front and rear cameras

    By 10 January 2014

    Canon continues to let its N-series engineers run wild with their imaginations with the release of the PowerShot N100. And we got to test it out at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas. Unlike the square form PowerShot N that came before it,...

  • Gaming

    PlayStation Now hands-on: The future of gaming, the death of the console as we know it?

    By 10 January 2014

    Welcome to the modern world. Gone are the days when popping to Blockbuster to grab a DVD was commonplace Friday night practice. Indeed disc-based formats could be on a slippery slope, even for gaming if PlayStation Now has anything to do with it. PlayStation...

  • Gaming

    Hands-on: Oculus VR Crystal Cove prototype

    By 9 January 2014

    Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that immerses you into video games like you'll have never experienced before. We've been watching the company's progression for a number of years now, trying out each iteration of the headset, all before it becomes...

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