Reviews

iRobot Roomba 880 review: Cleans, so you don't have to
Smarthome 4 out of 5

iRobot Roomba 880 review: Cleans, so you don't have to

By 22 November 2014

Robot vacuum cleaners, such as the iRobot Roomba 880, are interesting little gadgets. They are far from cheap, costing the best part of £500, but for that mighty lump of cash they take one of the worst household chores off your hands. The idea behind... >>

TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio review: Six months in and we're sold
Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio review: Six months in and we're sold

By 21 November 2014

The first TomTom Multi-Sport sportswatch was released around a year ago, catering for running, cycling and swimming activities. It did a fair job, but there were some loose ends that its follow-up, the Multi-Sport Cardio, tackles head-on. We've been using... >>

Amazon Kindle Voyage review: A first-class trip
Tablets 4.5 out of 5

Amazon Kindle Voyage review: A first-class trip

By 21 November 2014

With tablet devices available in all shapes and prices these days it's amazing that eBook readers are still holding their own. But not only do Amazon's Kindle devices persistently perform well, the company regularly refreshes its range to keep things... >>

Nest Learning Thermostat review: Intelligent home heating never looked better
Smarthome 4 out of 5

Nest Learning Thermostat review: Intelligent home heating never looked better

By 20 November 2014

We've come to review Nest, the smart thermostat, in a bit of a backwards way. Installed at the height of the British summer (if such a thing actually exists?) at the end of July, we've not been using the central heating at home until within the last month.... >>

Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game
Apps

Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game

By 19 November 2014

Over the course of the day we've made just over 100 Bux and then managed to lose it all before regaining half before going to bed. We've been playing Bux you see, a new app that taps into the world of day trading, allowing you to play certain stocks to... >>

Apple Mac mini (Late 2014) review: Updated, if not upgraded
Laptops 4 out of 5

Apple Mac mini (Late 2014) review: Updated, if not upgraded

By 19 November 2014

The Mac mini is perhaps the least celebrated of the Apple Mac family. The iMac cuts its desktop swathe with luscious design and, recently, that 5K resolution panel has made it the all-in-one to beat. On the portable front, the MacBook Air remains one... >>

Upp hydrogen fuel cell phone charger now available in Apple Stores, we go hands-on
Gadgets

Upp hydrogen fuel cell phone charger now available in Apple Stores, we go hands-on

By 19 November 2014

The Upp portable USB charger is now on sale across the UK in Apple Stores and it provides something a bit different for those who require a lot more charge than a mere phone top-up. It is a hydrogen fuel cell charger that can provide up to a "week's worth... >>

HTC Desire Eye review: A real eye-opener
Phones 4.5 out of 5

HTC Desire Eye review: A real eye-opener

By 18 November 2014

The HTC Desire Eye is an odd device. Its headline feature is the 13-megapixel front-facing camera, which - let's get straight to it - is a little extreme. That's paired with a dual-tone front-facing flash too, so on paper it out-specs rival handsets easily.... >>

LittleBigPlanet 3 review: Dapper new threads
Gaming 4.5 out of 5

LittleBigPlanet 3 review: Dapper new threads

By 18 November 2014

In a year when gaming has revolved around shooting aliens, shanking zombies, and slaying dragons, there's something wonderfully refreshing about playing a knitted Sackperson and running around inside the imagination. Or, as is the case in LittleBigPlanet... >>

Z Launcher Beta for Android: Nokia may be onto a winner
Apps

Z Launcher Beta for Android: Nokia may be onto a winner

By 18 November 2014

Nokia recently launched its N1 Android tablet, showing the world that the sale of its mobile arm to Microsoft wasn't to be its end. While it agreed not to make phones anymore it is still going to be on smartphones thanks to its own launcher, the Z Launcher.... >>