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

Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software

By 2 hours ago

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... >>

Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531: Big and budget (hands-on)
Laptops

Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531: Big and budget (hands-on)

By 23 April 2015

It's not the first time we've seen the Acer Chromebook 15, but the CB3-531 version, unveiled at Acer's global press conference, adds some extras to the existing range, bringing some added refinement. Well, we say refinement, but first impressions don't... >>

Acer Predator tablet: On the prowl for Nvidia Shield's gaming territory (hands-on)
Gaming

Acer Predator tablet: On the prowl for Nvidia Shield's gaming territory (hands-on)

By 23 April 2015

At Acer's annual global press conference, company CEO, Jason Chen, made it known to the audience that Acer will be the last company standing in the PC business. But beyond that commitment it's also forging forward in the gaming sector, announcing new... >>

Ford Go!Drive car sharing: Super affordable motor equivalent of 'Boris bikes' (hands-on)
Cars

Ford Go!Drive car sharing: Super affordable motor equivalent of 'Boris bikes' (hands-on)

By 23 April 2015

Ford now lets Londoners use its cars on a casual basis. Anyone can walk up to a Go!Drive Ford car, use the registered app to unlock and drive away, leaving it at any other bay they want. Just like the "Boris bikes" work, but without the worry of rain.... >>

Volkswagen e-Up! review: Up against it
Cars 3.5 out of 5

Volkswagen e-Up! review: Up against it

By 23 April 2015

Say it quickly: "ee-up". That Volkswagen feels happy to call its smallest electric car after the Yorkshire phrase for "hello" shows that Germans do truly have a sense of humour. We jest, of course – Yorkshiremen and women don't say "ee up", they say... >>

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves
Sports Fitness

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves

By 22 April 2015

Barefoot running has seemingly come and gone. But if you look closely, brands are still supporting the idea of running as close to barefoot as possible, but without all the hype. Nike's approach is to offer three different running shoes as part of its... >>

Garmin VIRB XE: Extreme video and data in one package (hands-on)
Cameras

Garmin VIRB XE: Extreme video and data in one package (hands-on)

By 22 April 2015

Garmin has unveiled its latest action camera in the VIRB X and top-end VIRB XE. It's a world apart from its first VIRB and aims to take on GoPro for the top spot in the action cameras market. But how can Garmin top GoPro? It's all about sensors. Data... >>

Moto Maker for Moto 360 review: Is personalised smartwatch design worth the extra wait?
Wearables

Moto Maker for Moto 360 review: Is personalised smartwatch design worth the extra wait?

By 20 April 2015

Silver or gold? Or maybe black with stone leather? This is tricky. In the tech world it's almost always been black, black, black, maybe a white option. More recently space greys and mystic champagnes have begun to dominate (in among other bonkers colour... >>