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Philips Xelsis Digital ID: A fingerprint away from the perfect cuppa

Philips Xelsis Digital ID: A fingerprint away from the perfect cuppa

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Waking up is always a bit of a chore, however one thing that can make the whole getting-up-and-facing-the-day routine a little less arduous is the morning cup of tea or coffee. Clearly you never want to rush the making of a cup of tea, however coffee... >>

Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai: the ultimate gadget hotel

Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai: the ultimate gadget hotel

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It's not every day that you open the door to your toilet to watch it automatically opening its door for you, but then it's not every day you find yourself staying at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai. Being a journalist can be a pretty good gig from time... >>

Brits spending more on quality gadgets

Brits spending more on quality gadgets

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UK retailer John Lewis has seen a massive rise in the sales of high-end gadgets and technology over the last six weeks, with one sector growing by 385 per cent. Sales of KitchenAid stand mixers, costing £419 and above, have risen that enormous amount... >>

The best coffee machines you could possibly wake up to

The best coffee machines you could possibly wake up to

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Ah, caffeine. We may be a nation of tea drinkers at heart, but you can't deny yourself the pleasure of a cup of freshly brewed Java. We've taken a look at the five best luxury coffee machines available to man (or technically available via retail channels... >>

Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee machine
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Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee machine

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Italian coffee giants Lavazza have thrown their hat in the coffee pod ring to compete with the likes of Tassimo and the current champions Nespresso, but will the A Moda Mio serve up a quality crema or just leave a bitter taste in the mouth? At just 20.5cm... >>

Krups Nespresso coffee maker gets "Blinged"

Krups Nespresso coffee maker gets "Blinged"

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A Krups Nespresso coffee maker is the latest gadget to receive the Bling My Thing treatment giving you not just a coffee maker, but a sparkly one at that. Costing £1000 Krups commissioned crystal and gold coating company Bling My Thing to "crystallize"... >>

Bosch Tassimo TAS8520GB coffee machine
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Bosch Tassimo TAS8520GB coffee machine

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Bosch and Tassimo promise freshly brewed hot drinks - from Twinings green tea and Milka hot chocolate to Starbucks filter and Kenco cappuccinos - but can this table top vending machine deliver designer drinks tastier than the office canteen? At 20cm wide... >>

Magimix M190 CitiZ & Milk Nespresso machine
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Magimix M190 CitiZ & Milk Nespresso machine

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The fully automatic Magimix M190 CitiZ & Milk Nespresso machine promises delicious mess-free espresso, but does the addition of a unique milk heater and frother finally mean proper cappuccinos for all? Using the Nespresso coffee pod system the Magimix,... >>

Jura ENA5 coffee machine
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Jura ENA5 coffee machine

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It’s the slimmest bean-to-cup machine on the planet and promises unbeatable coffee at the touch of a button, but can the Jura ENA5 justify its price tag? At 23.8cm wide the ENA5 is surprisingly slender for a fully featured bean-to-cup machine, but at... >>

Morphy Richards offers "Latitude" coffee maker

Morphy Richards offers "Latitude" coffee maker

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Morphy Richards is offering a coffee machine that might make it a little easier to get out of bed. The Latitude filter coffee maker, described as "no nonsense", has a nice little feature for those who need their caffeine intake first thing - a 24-hour... >>