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Ford S-Max first drive: Redefining MPVs

Ford S-Max first drive: Redefining MPVs

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Competing against the ever-popular SUV in the kids'n'dog category is the MPV. It's a much derided class of car; where SUVs have "sport" in the name - suggesting athleticism and virility - MPVs carry the stigma of being the end of the motoring line. It's... >>

Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Starter Pack review: The force is strong with this one
4.0 stars

Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Starter Pack review: The force is strong with this one

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Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Starter Pack ups the ante with triple-A gameplay and enhanced Toy Box creations tools for the well-established toys to life series. Although the toys lack innovation and purchasing is somewhat complex, the Star Wars brand... >>

Sony SmartBand 2 hands-on: Putting the heart into lifelogging

Sony SmartBand 2 hands-on: Putting the heart into lifelogging

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Sony has released its second-gen fitness band, the SmartBand 2, or SWR12. The headline change is the addition of heart rate sensing, thanks to a modification to the Core module inside. We got our hands on the new SmartBand 2 and - although we couldn't... >>

Honor 7 review: Brilliance on a budget
4.5 stars

Honor 7 review: Brilliance on a budget

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When we say "affordable smartphone" you probably think of plastic, low spec, and a bunch of compromises. But the mid-range is changing drastically with phones like the OnePlus 2 offering near top-end specs at low-end prices. Now Honor, a derivative company... >>

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde review: Four-leaf fun
3.5 stars

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde review: Four-leaf fun

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They say that you're not a real driver until you've owned an Alfa Romeo. They also say that most of that ownership time will be spent waiting for breakdown services to arrive. With a motoring heritage as rich as that of Alfa Romeo, reputation and expectation... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow preview: What to expect from your next version of Android

Android 6.0 Marshmallow preview: What to expect from your next version of Android

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Android M has evolved into Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It's always a moment for celebration when a new version of Android gets its sweet treat name, because it means we're closer to release and wider availability. We've been using the Android M preview through... >>

Until Dawn review: Movie-like visuals, movie-like gameplay
3.0 stars

Until Dawn review: Movie-like visuals, movie-like gameplay

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It would be a gross understatement to say that games like Until Dawn polarise opinion among gamers, especially in an age when social media allows everyone to pour bile over things that aren't to their tastes. And the hardcore camp would probably assert... >>

Pebble Time Steel first impressions: What we think of the Apple Watch alternative so far

Pebble Time Steel first impressions: What we think of the Apple Watch alternative so far

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When we reviewed the Pebble Time at the beginning of last month, we liked it a lot but felt there was still scope for improvement. Since then there have been several minor firmware patches to paper over some of the cracks, but they were never likely to... >>

TomTom Bandit review: Capture action the easy way
4.0 stars

TomTom Bandit review: Capture action the easy way

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TomTom is diversifying and the Bandit sees the Dutch navigation company move into action cameras. We've seen TomTom lend its name to sat nav and sports devices and there's a nod to GPS experience in the TomTom Bandit, but this is really a foray into new... >>

Orbitsound A70 Airsound Bar review: Stylish soundbar
4.5 stars

Orbitsound A70 Airsound Bar review: Stylish soundbar

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Of all the British brands out there, Orbitsound might not be the first one to pop into your head. But since the London-based company's conception back in 2005 it's forged forward with decent audio products and, in the Orbitsound A70 Airsound Bar, it's... >>