Reviews

Microsoft Surface 3 review: Sensible, affordable, but still on the fence
Laptops 4 out of 5

Microsoft Surface 3 review: Sensible, affordable, but still on the fence

By 1 May 2015

Microsoft is a software company at heart, which has seen the Windows operating system maker not always taking like a duck to water when it comes to hardware. From the uncomfortable Microsoft Band, to the flurry of budget Lumia handsets following the acquisition... >>

This is Microsoft HoloLens: Hands-on with the future of computing
Wearables

This is Microsoft HoloLens: Hands-on with the future of computing

By 1 May 2015

Ever since Microsoft first unveiled its own augmented reality headset - or holographic device, as it likes to call it - we've wanted to have a go. It's quite unlike anything we've seen or used before, so getting that first hands-on experience with HoloLens... >>

Misfit Flash review: Good for beginners
Wearables 3.5 out of 5

Misfit Flash review: Good for beginners

By 30 April 2015

The Misfit Flash is an activity tracker and the follow-up to the Misfit Shine which launched back in 2013. The new model follows a similar design cue but swaps metal for plastic and slashes the price by half, making it the cheapest activity tracker out... >>

Windows Phone 10 technical preview: Hands-on with Windows Phone of the future
Phones

Windows Phone 10 technical preview: Hands-on with Windows Phone of the future

By 29 April 2015

Windows Phone 10 isn't actually called Windows Phone 10, but as is often the way, when a large corporation like Microsoft changes a naming convention the fans do their own thing. So here we have the Windows 10 technical preview for phones, that runs as... >>

TomTom Bandit: An innovative, user-friendly, action cam (hands-on)
Cameras

TomTom Bandit: An innovative, user-friendly, action cam (hands-on)

By 29 April 2015

TomTom has announced its entry into the action camera market and the solution is super-consumer friendly. Not only is TomTom taking a sensible approach to the design, but also the editing and sharing of the content you capture.  The results, at first... >>

Roku 3 review (2015): Voice-controlled set-top box smarts
Home Cinema 4 out of 5

Roku 3 review (2015): Voice-controlled set-top box smarts

By 29 April 2015

There's stiff competition in the set-top box world. From Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Google Nexus Player, there are plenty of big guns already established for on-demand content and media handling - but it's Roku that continues to make its mark. And... >>

LG G4: Stunning camera with Quantum Display to show it off (hands-on)
Phones

LG G4: Stunning camera with Quantum Display to show it off (hands-on)

By 28 April 2015

LG has finally taken the wraps off its G4 flagship smartphone, and it's a stunner. The new leather back, smarter camera and beautiful Quantum Display all make this impressive on paper. But with a slightly lower spec hexa-core processor does it keep up... >>

Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software
Phones 3.5 out of 5

Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software

By 27 April 2015

It's been a curious year for flagship smartphones so far: from the impressive highs of the Samsung Galaxy range revamp, with the company's S6 and S6 edge, to the oh-it's-the-same-again HTC One in its M9 form. Sitting in among them is Huawei, with its... >>

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E: The bold yet budget 2-in-1 (hands-on)
Laptops

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E: The bold yet budget 2-in-1 (hands-on)

By 23 April 2015

A third of the way through 2014 we were introduced to the Acer Aspire Switch 10, a 2-in-1 tablet-meets-laptop device that, despite its somewhat blocky design form, was a decent stab at the concept. That model gets a Gorilla Glass-topped re-lick for 2015,... >>

Acer Aspire R11: The Pilates to Lenovo's Yoga, with 360-degree swivel screen (hands-on)
Laptops

Acer Aspire R11: The Pilates to Lenovo's Yoga, with 360-degree swivel screen (hands-on)

By 23 April 2015

Just like the Dead Or Alive classic song, the new Acer Aspire R11's screen can be spun right around - quite literally - to accommodate various positions to take on laptop, tent, stand and tablet forms.  We've seen a variety of solutions in the 2-in-1... >>