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Audi R8 V10 Plus 2016 review: Praktisch durch technic
5.0 stars

Audi R8 V10 Plus 2016 review: Praktisch durch technic

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The notion of an everyday supercar is something of an oxymoron. A car that will destroy rivals on the race track, but still be perfectly practical popping to the supermarket when you run out of saffron. The first Audi R8 secured this position: in some... >>

Oculus Rift preview: The VR revolution begins here

Oculus Rift preview: The VR revolution begins here

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It has been almost four years in the making but the consumer model of the Oculus Rift is nearly upon us. It is available for pre-order now and will ship to some of the earliest backers from April. Having first appeared on Kickstarter in August 2012,... >>

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 review: Can't Touch This
4.5 stars

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 review: Can't Touch This

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The Panasonic TZ range is hugely popular when it comes to dedicated compact cameras, especially if you're looking for big zoom in a relatively small package. In 2016 the range is diversifying: 2015's TZ70 is replaced by the similar TZ80 (or SZ60 for our... >>

Honor 5X review: Cheap without the compromise?
4.0 stars

Honor 5X review: Cheap without the compromise?

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You might not know this but Huawei - the company that paired with Google last year to make the excellent Nexus 6P - has a sub-brand called Honor, which has just released a new budget phone. The Honor 5X is a sleek, mostly-metal phone that costs just £190... >>

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II hands-on preview: The fast and the furious

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II hands-on preview: The fast and the furious

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The big boss is back for round two: the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is the company's top-end full-frame DSLR, which will replace both the original 1D X and video-focused 1D C models. But being unveiled approximately a month after Nikon lifted the lid on its... >>

Vauxhall Astra (2016) first drive: The Brit underdog

Vauxhall Astra (2016) first drive: The Brit underdog

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"Yes, it's an Astra" proclaims Vauxhall's advertising campaign for its brand new family car, one of Britain's evergreen best sellers. The Astra is a firm favourite on these isles. It's built at Ellesmere Port, has a 30-year lineage and over 3-million... >>

Sky Q first-look review: The future of multi-room television is here

Sky Q first-look review: The future of multi-room television is here

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When Sky originally launched its next generation Sky TV hardware at a dedicated event in London, it was very much a case of look but don't touch. The Sky Q system was present for brief demonstrations after the press conference, but we didn't get the... >>

Olympus Pen-F hands-on preview: Stylish like the 60s

Olympus Pen-F hands-on preview: Stylish like the 60s

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Olympus just went and did something we didn't think we'd see: it's launched a Pen with a built-in viewfinder. And it's called the Pen-F. Which, if you were knocking around 50-years ago, you might remember as, well, the original Pen-F - the half-frame... >>

Lego Marvel's Avengers review: A Marvel-lous return to form
4.0 stars

Lego Marvel's Avengers review: A Marvel-lous return to form

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Recently, Lego games have strayed into dangerous territory which has seen them come uncomfortably close to becoming victims of their own success. While the world at large is still fully in the grip of a Lego moment, TT Games' relentless Lego-ising of... >>

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

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The Nissan Leaf is now 5-years-old and there's a new version on the road in 2016, this time boasting a 30kWh battery and bringing with it a claim of 155 miles of range. Nissan is talking some impressive figures when it comes to the Leaf. The car has sold... >>