Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets

    Mimo lets you connect your baby to the internet, anxious parents worry no more (video)

    By 7 January 2014

    Are you a worried parent? Do you wish you could monitor your baby's every movement all from your smartphone? Do you love technology? Good now that we've got all those boxes ticked you'll be wanting the Mimo baby monitor, a technologically advanced baby...

  • Online

    MasterPass: make credit card payments at home by swiping on your NFC laptop, literally

    By 13 September 2013

    When it comes to paying for goods we're already big fans of touch-to-pay NFC, available on a range of credit and debit cards and a growing number of participating stores. One quick tap - assuming the bill is not more than £20 - and that's it, all paid...

  • Gaming

    Gigabyte Brix pocket gaming PC with Intel Iris Pro graphics, looks slick in yellow

    By 13 September 2013

    Increasing numbers of mini computing solutions - whether all-in-one handheld gaming units such as the Nvidia Shield or mini-PCs such as the Intel NUC - are appearing across the market. And Gigabyte - the Taiwanese company probably better known for the...

  • Televisions

    Just for fun: Fruit Ninja HD played on 84-inch touchscreen 4K TV

    By 13 September 2013

    Some things are just too good to pass up. Presented by a Planar 84-inch touchscreen 4K TV wired up to an Intel NUC mini PC on the show floor at the Intel Developers Forum, we were quick to dig into the Windows 8 apps on offer. And what better to play...

  • Laptops

    Acer C7 Chromebook hands-on, the no-nonsense Haswell Chromebook improves over its predecessor

    By 12 September 2013

    We got our mitts on the latest Acer C7 Chromebook at the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. It's been some nine months since we saw the earlier C7 model, and with the new Intel Haswell chip on board this is a leaner, meaner machine. But it's still...

  • Laptops

    HP Chromebook 14 hands-on, we check out the colourful late 2013 Intel Haswell model

    By 12 September 2013

    The HP Chromebook 14 is the latest - and joint-largest - Chromebook to show its face at this year's Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. The replacement for the earlier "Pavilion" Chromebook 14, the latest model is available in a number of different...

  • Tablets

    Intel demoes 20-point touch on Windows 8, we go (lots of) hands-on

    By 11 September 2013

    Don't worry, you're not looking at an image of hands on virtual fire in some kind of geekoid game. Instead this is Intel demonstrating 20-point touch technology on a test Windows 8 unit at the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. Even though Intel...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2013) review

    By 15 July 2013

    The smaller MacBook Air is one of the most affordable Macs you can buy. Upon its original launch, there was a small murmur that the 11-inch MacBook Air was the netbook that Steve Jobs said Apple would never make, but in reality, this diminutive Mac has...

  • Laptops 5 out of 5

    Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013) review

    By 17 June 2013

    With palms resting on the slick and familiar deck of the 2013 MacBook Air, it's with some trepidation that we look to review Apple's latest version of its iconic notebook computer. The MacBook Air launched as the lightweight alternative to the MacBook....

  • Laptops

    Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013): Hands-on with the all-day laptop

    By 12 June 2013

    Apple has updated the iconic thin and light laptop, the MacBook Air. Both the 11-inch and 13-inch models see a number of internal upgrades that make for a better machine, built for modern mobile users. We've got our hands on the 13-inch 2013 MacBook Air...

  • Tablets

    Asus VivoTab ME400: The Win 8 tablet that hopes to replicate Nexus 7 success

    By 7 January 2013

    Asus is hoping to replicate the success of the Nexus 7 for Windows 8 users with a new Windows 8 tablet - the VivoTab ME400. Launched at CES in Las Vegas, and promised in UK stores for £499 by the end of the month, the new tablet will be powered by an...

  • Laptops

    Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx pictures and hands-on

    By 11 October 2012

    Not only has Lenovo just released the shape-shifting IdeaPad Yoga range, the Chinese laptop giant has also pushed out a new tablet and keyboard combo, called the IdeaTab Lynx. Touting one of the new dual-core Intel Atom mobile processors, it runs also...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Motorola RAZR i review

    By 26 September 2012

    The Motorola RAZR i is arguably the first mainstream Android handset to launch with an Intel chipset inside.  There have been some predecessors, the Orange San Diego for example, but with the RAZR i slated to launch in Europe and Latin America, it has...

  • Phones

    Motorola RAZR i pictures and hands-on

    By 18 September 2012

    Motorola has pulled the covers off its collaborative device with Intel and the result is the Motorola RAZR i. As predicted, and as we confirmed previously, the RAZR i is the RAZR M launched in the US, now running on Intel hardware. We caught up with the...

  • Phones

    ZTE Grand X IN pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    Two things are clear in the world of smartphones: ZTE is serious about breaking out of China and Intel is serious about breaking into mobile devices. It's no surprise, then, to see the ZTE Grand X IN. Okay, we admit it's something of a surprise, as this...