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Ring Video Doorbell review: Chime-tastic security for your front door
4.0 stars

Ring Video Doorbell review: Chime-tastic security for your front door

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In the age of the smart home, the number of home devices being connected to the internet is expanding exponentially. Whether it's a kettle, fridge, vacuum cleaner, the central heating or - in this case - a doorbell, you can control and monitor almost... >>

Honor 8 review: A different take on the premium mid-range market
4.0 stars

Honor 8 review: A different take on the premium mid-range market

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In the mid-range phone market there's a top dog: the OnePlus 3. That phone has essentially blown the doors off what a device can provide at a £330 price point. And that, right there, is exactly the territory Honor - the subsidiary brand of Chinese supergiant... >>

Deus Ex Mankind Divided review: Cyberpunk satisfaction
4.0 stars

Deus Ex Mankind Divided review: Cyberpunk satisfaction

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If you were thinking of getting a nip or a tuck, playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided might just make you think again. That's because it examines what might happen when human narcissism extends beyond the mere administration of trout-pouts and the like, to... >>

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV preview: The 30-megapixel monster

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV preview: The 30-megapixel monster

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Canon has stepped up a gear in recent years by leading with higher resolution cameras. It had long been said that the 22/24-megapixel mark would be the company's limit until lenses could make best of the capture resolution - a concept that was not just... >>

Osmo Coding review: Educational iPad game makes programming fun
5.0 stars

Osmo Coding review: Educational iPad game makes programming fun

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When you think of coding for kids, your mind probably envisions them learning some elaborate coding language in an experience akin to your French verbal exam when you were at school. But coding for kids comes in all shapes and sizes and doesn't have to... >>

Volkswagen Golf R Estate review: The ultimate fast, all-weather estate
4.5 stars

Volkswagen Golf R Estate review: The ultimate fast, all-weather estate

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It is sometimes said that a Volkswagen Golf is the car for everyone. But who is everyone? There's now an electric Golf and a hybrid Golf in among the regular diesel and petrol Golfs, plus a powerful diesel one and a powerful petrol one. But which powerful... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: Take note, this is the big-screen phone to beat
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: Take note, this is the big-screen phone to beat

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The Samsung Note family is characterised by one thing: the inclusion of a stylus (that's S Pen in Samsung speak).  Previously, the Note stood slightly apart from other devices because of its size. However, as phones have grown, it has been accepted that... >>

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

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When we first played an early build of FIFA 17 during E3 in June we were a little worried about the gameplay. It came after a decent session with the new Pro Evolution Soccer and left us in no doubt that PES 2017 plays the better game of football. Thankfully... >>

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

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When Resident Evil 7 was announced during June's E3 it was very much shown as a poster boy for PlayStation VR. We even got to try the demo level using Sony's forthcoming headset during the trade show - much to our underwear's dismay. However, we did have... >>

Lenovo Yoga 11 710 review: Bending the rules and winning
4.5 stars

Lenovo Yoga 11 710 review: Bending the rules and winning

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Tech giants have responded to the decline of laptops in a couple of ways. Some companies have backed out altogether, others have simply gritted their teeth and carried on, doing their best to reinvent the laptop. Again. The Lenovo Yoga 11 710 is a Windows... >>