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Microsoft Bing Palm Search hands-on: Typing's a thing of the past
Online

Microsoft Bing Palm Search hands-on: Typing's a thing of the past

By 23 hours ago

We've seen fingerprint sensors on phones and tablets, and haptic force-feedback technology on prototype devices on our travels, but Microsoft has come up with something quite different. And it could change the way you search online forever. Utilising... >>

Microsoft Surface 3: 10.8-inch HD screen, full Windows 8.1, half the price of the Pro 3 (hands-on)
Laptops

Microsoft Surface 3: 10.8-inch HD screen, full Windows 8.1, half the price of the Pro 3 (hands-on)

By 31 March 2015

We've been following Microsoft Surface - the laptop-meets-tablet hybrid device - since its conception, cumulating in the Surface Pro 3 towards the end of 2014. Now it's new year, new gear: with the brand new Surface 3, a 10.8-inch edition to the line-up,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Livin' on the edge (not a prayer)
Phones 5 out of 5

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Livin' on the edge (not a prayer)

By 31 March 2015

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is a radical phone. Just 24 hours after finding its way into the hands of technology publications the world over, the phone with curved screen edges has been universally praised as the one to beat. But is that the reality? After... >>

HTC One M9 review: Distracted by refinement
Phones 4 out of 5

HTC One M9 review: Distracted by refinement

By 31 March 2015

The HTC One M9 is, in every sense, an evolution of the flagship M8 smartphone that came before it. It offers a similar design, a similar feature set, similar specs and a similar user experience. It is, therefore, a similar overall experience. But the... >>

Polar V800 review: Tempting for triathletes
Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

Polar V800 review: Tempting for triathletes

By 30 March 2015

Polar has been scaling down the physical size and improving the look of its GPS fitness watches throughout the last few product cycles. The latest V800 has competitor Garmin clearly fixed in its sights, with running, cycling, and swimming activities paired... >>

Better Call Saul app: Prank caller's soundbite dream (hands-on)
Apps

Better Call Saul app: Prank caller's soundbite dream (hands-on)

By 27 March 2015

The official app for TV show Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off, is now available to download for free. We've installed it to see if the app can hope to compare to the genius of the show. The Better Call Saul app is free on the Amazon Appstore.... >>

Blurred lines: Up close with the Frédérique Constant and Alpina smartwatches at Baselworld
Gadgets

Blurred lines: Up close with the Frédérique Constant and Alpina smartwatches at Baselworld

By 27 March 2015

First came the Withings Activité with its analogue approach and intelligent invisible smart capabilities. Now more Swiss companies are offering smartwatches with similar technologies, but are they as good? We caught up with watch makers Frédérique... >>

Bloodborne review: Hard as nails
Gaming 4.5 out of 5

Bloodborne review: Hard as nails

By 27 March 2015

Among that esoteric breed of people who class themselves as committed gamers, no developer currently inspires greater reverence than the Japanese company From Software. It's famed for its no-compromise approach, and anyone who has played the action-RPGs... >>

2015 Under Armour compression gear put to the test
Sports Fitness

2015 Under Armour compression gear put to the test

By 27 March 2015

We’re only 6 minutes in to our training session and already we want to stop. We can’t take it any more, but we plough on for another 3 minutes, before resting for a further three. And then the pain starts again. Why? We’ve agreed to test Under Armour’s... >>

All change for Channel 4's on demand service: All 4 for iPad explored
Apps

All change for Channel 4's on demand service: All 4 for iPad explored

By 26 March 2015

Channel 4 is making the biggest changes to its on demand offering since launching 4oD almost nine years ago. For a start, the name is being ditched in favour of "All 4" - representing the fact that it will contain catch-up, on demand and live streams... >>