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Nokia Lumia 530: Bang for your Windows Phone buck (hands-on)
Phones

Nokia Lumia 530: Bang for your Windows Phone buck (hands-on)

By 10 hours ago

In many ways, it's the budget end of the smartphone rainbow where all the excitement is. The feature phone market has eaten itself, unable to fend off the march to more and more affordable smartphones. Nokia has been playing in this space for some time... >>

LG Music Flow: Hands-on with the most compelling Sonos rival yet
Audio

LG Music Flow: Hands-on with the most compelling Sonos rival yet

By 13 hours ago

LG has launched a comprehensive wireless multi-room audio system it is calling LG Music Flow. It is a complete system of audio devices that will rival the dominant player in this segment, Sonos. We've seen a number of launches in recent months and years... >>

Anki Drive review
Gadgets 4 out of 5

Anki Drive review

By 14 hours ago

When you were young you probably played Scalextric. It was a lot of fun and while you would no doubt pick up a trigger and squeeze it today given half the chance, there is a new challenger in town: Anki Drive. Anki Drive doesn't require you to place the... >>

Creative Sound Blaster Roar review
Audio 5 out of 5

Creative Sound Blaster Roar review

By 21 August 2014

Creative is one of those companies that doesn't muck around trying to be a super-cool Beats or new-wave trendy Bluetooth speaker company. It relies on what it knows best: delivering quality sound. The Creative Sound Blaster Roar may look small and just... >>

Vax Air Cordless review
Smarthome 4.5 out of 5

Vax Air Cordless review

By 21 August 2014

The future of cleaning, some say, is robot vacuum cleaners. But in the present and in our experience those automated robotic vacuums have still got a long way to go for the perfect clean. Until then it's all about perfecting what we do manually, which... >>

Assassin's Creed Unity co-op preview: Hands-on with two-player thievery
Gaming

Assassin's Creed Unity co-op preview: Hands-on with two-player thievery

By 21 August 2014

We absolutely loved the first outing for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise on next-gen consoles. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was a superb continuation of what we'd seen before (although, technically, it was a prequel). Pirate ships, massive map,... >>

Ted Baker Rockall review
Audio 4 out of 5

Ted Baker Rockall review

By 20 August 2014

Ted Baker has fashionably stepped into audio, bringing with it with a range of bespoke device designs. The Rockall headphones - named after the location on The Shipping Forecast - are of the over-ear variety, designed to appeal to those with an eye (and... >>

Adidas Originals Snap Case for iPhone 5S hands-on: Celebrating the World Cup winners in style
Phones

Adidas Originals Snap Case for iPhone 5S hands-on: Celebrating the World Cup winners in style

By 20 August 2014

It took about 10 seconds for someone to go "wow, that's cool" when we took out our iPhone 5S sporting the Germany-styled version of the Adidas Originals Snap Case. Admittedly, we were in Germany at the time and the team had recently won the World Cup,... >>

Quantum Break hands-on preview: Xbox One exclusive explored
Gaming

Quantum Break hands-on preview: Xbox One exclusive explored

By 19 August 2014

Quantum Break is a hugely ambitious game which if developer Remedy's enthusiasm is anything to go by will be the most-groundbreaking title for the next-generation consoles so far. An Xbox One exclusive due for late 2015, the game will be mostly a third-person... >>

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review
Cars 4 out of 5

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review

By 18 August 2014

The main issue with buying an electric car - other than the cost of purchase - is range anxiety. The internal combustion age means we don't tend not to plan when it comes to cars. We just jump in and go. Despite the average person only driving 19 miles... >>