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Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch, albeit with plenty of caveats
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Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch, albeit with plenty of caveats

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The Apple Watch is now in its third year, so is it third time's a charm, or just more of the same?We've been wearing, exercising, calling, texting, and plenty of other things using the new 4G-equipped smartwatch to find out whether now is the time to... >>

GoPro Fusion preview: The 360 camera you've been waiting for

GoPro Fusion preview: The 360 camera you've been waiting for

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GoPro has officially unveiled the upcoming Fusion 360-degree action camera. Like the Hero and Session, it's designed to be strapped to virtually any part of you, your bike, shoes, car or any number of accessories. It's just as much an action camera as... >>

Amazon Echo Spot preview: Smart alarm clock or so much more?

Amazon Echo Spot preview: Smart alarm clock or so much more?

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Amazon has revealed its new Echo Spot as it makes a major refresh of its portfolio of Echo devices. Not only is there a new Echo and the enhanced Echo Plus, but the addition of the Echo Spot sees a diversification that takes Alexa into another room of... >>

Fujifilm X100F review: Fixed-lens finery
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Fujifilm X100F review: Fixed-lens finery

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If there's one high-end fixed-lens camera that gets people excited, it's the Fuji X100 series. A unique proposition among compact cameras, its rangefinder-styling, unparalleled viewfinder and fixed 35mm window onto the world make it unlike anything else... >>

Amazon Echo Plus preview: The smart home choice for Alexa

Amazon Echo Plus preview: The smart home choice for Alexa

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Amazon has upgraded the Amazon Echo at an event in its headquarters in Seattle and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a play. In an intimate event that resulted in a huge refresh to the range, the new lead device for Echo is the Amazon Echo Plus.The new... >>

Amazon Echo (2nd gen) preview: Smaller, smarter, cuter

Amazon Echo (2nd gen) preview: Smaller, smarter, cuter

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Amazon has announced a new version of the incredibly popular Amazon Echo at an intimate event at its headquarters in Seattle and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a listen and a chat with the new Alexa-powered speaker.This isn't just an updated version... >>

Humax FVP-5000T preview: Freeview Play revisited

Humax FVP-5000T preview: Freeview Play revisited

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The Humax FVP-4000T was the first Freeview Play set-top box to hit the shelves when the new service launched in 2015. The FVP-5000T follows on from this box looking to upgrade the experience and giving customers a method for adding Freeview Play's services... >>

Casio Edifice EQB-501 hands-on: A modern, smart chronograph

Casio Edifice EQB-501 hands-on: A modern, smart chronograph

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Smartwatches are here to stay, but for some, they're an unnecessary annoyance. Constant bleeping, notifications and attention-grabbing might be your idea of a nightmare. However, it is possible to have a regular analogue watch that uses a smartphone's... >>

Volvo XC60 review: The best-in-class mid-size SUV?
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Volvo XC60 review: The best-in-class mid-size SUV?

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The outgoing Volvo XC60 continued to be the best seller in its class right up until the end of production. Whereas other "new" Volvos — the XC90, S90, V90 — replaced cars that were so old people had forgotten they existed, the previous XC60's success... >>

Nikon D850 review: The best DSLR ever?
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Nikon D850 review: The best DSLR ever?

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On paper the Nikon D850 seems to good to be true. This full-frame DSLR camera is no modest refresh of the already impressive Nikon D810, it's an overhaul.It's fast in every way. Its high-resolution sensor competes with the best - even medium format cameras... >>

Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more
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Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more

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When it was originally launched, Sky Q was pitched as the company's flagship TV offering, delivering a number of new features above and beyond what was available with the standard Sky HD package.Now it is the only offering available to new customers,... >>

Philips Hue complete system review: A shining light in the smart home
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Philips Hue complete system review: A shining light in the smart home

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In 2012 Philips launched Hue, one of the earliest examples of smart lighting, allowing for colour and brightness control from a smartphone or tablet. At the time it perhaps wasn't realised how significant this system would become: many have followed,... >>

Garmin Forerunner 935 review: The sports watch of champions
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Garmin Forerunner 935 review: The sports watch of champions

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The top-end Garmin Forerunner model has always been something of a chunky monkey, stretching all the way back to the heady days of the Forerunner 101 in 2003. It wasn't until 2013 with the Forerunner 220 that things really started to feel slimline, but... >>

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot
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Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot

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If you don't want to invest a considerable sum of money in an iPad, then Amazon's Fire tablets are the obvious affordable choice.There was once a considerable number of Android tablets to consider, but the market is now much more distinct in its division:... >>

Project Cars 2 review: A must-buy for hardcore racing fans
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Project Cars 2 review: A must-buy for hardcore racing fans

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There is a reason why there are two distinct types of driving games: there are also two distinct types of driving gamers. Some want an arcade-style experience which gives a sense of the thrill of driving fast, without worrying about whether it actually... >>

MacOS High Sierra preview: The invisible update that you need to download

MacOS High Sierra preview: The invisible update that you need to download

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As each MacOS update has completed installing, we've always stared lovingly at our Mac desktop, wondering what's actually changed. And most of the time, it's fairly obvious.We normally get big, sweeping new features and additions after Apple releases... >>

Samsung MU9000 4K TV review: Is curved still compelling?
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Samsung MU9000 4K TV review: Is curved still compelling?

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With Samsung's flagship QLED TVs this year costing an arm and a leg, many would-be Samsung TV buyers are being forced to turn their sights instead to the brand's much more affordable MU range.We've seen the MU7000 model, which offers bucket loads of features... >>

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor preview: Outside security camera gets smarter

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor preview: Outside security camera gets smarter

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Nest announced several new products at an event in September, including the Hello video doorbell, the Nest Secure alarm system comprising three devices and an update to its outdoor security camera in the form of the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor.The Nest Cam... >>

Asus Zenfone 4 Pro preview: The true flagship of the Zenfone family

Asus Zenfone 4 Pro preview: The true flagship of the Zenfone family

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Asus has launched a full family of Zenfone 4 devices and it's serious about gaining some traction for these devices in the UK and across Europe. Different devices are launching in different territories and while the UK is slated to get the Zenfone 4... >>

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 review: Great when on the pitch, galling when not
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 review: Great when on the pitch, galling when not

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The decades-long battle for supremacy in the football games market can be seen as a microcosm of the modern games industry itself. In one corner, you have EA Sports' FIFA franchise – the archetypal corporate behemoth, with its expensively acquired official... >>

Mini Cooper SD Countryman (2017) review: Mighty improvements for the mega Mini?
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Mini Cooper SD Countryman (2017) review: Mighty improvements for the mega Mini?

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Do you remember the exact moment when every manufacturer scrambled to add a high-riding SUV to their line-up? It was around the time the Nissan Qashqai started to become a runaway sales success. As a result, all sorts of bizarre shapes started to appear... >>

Asus Zenfone 4 preview: A dual camera attack on the mid-range

Asus Zenfone 4 preview: A dual camera attack on the mid-range

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The Asus Zenfone 4 is a mid-range handset that comes with the addition of dual cameras on the back of the phone. Asus is shaking things up in the smartphone race, bringing a second wide-angle lens to the party.The Zenfone 4 has launched in a number of... >>

Apple TV 4K review: Making 4K affordable
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Apple TV 4K review: Making 4K affordable

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A lot can happen in two years. Whole industries can shift, evolve, or even die. In the 24 months since 2015's Apple TV launch - which was all about games - we've seen an increasing transition to 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) content. For... >>

Meizu Pro 7 review: Flicking two screens up at smartphone uniformity
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Meizu Pro 7 review: Flicking two screens up at smartphone uniformity

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Meizu isn't a company that's very well known in Western markets, but over the past couple of years it has pushed beyond its Chinese market roots.Like most smartphone makers, Meizu is battling against a race towards uniformity. In other words: making a... >>

Nest Secure preview: A simple, sophisticated alarm system

Nest Secure preview: A simple, sophisticated alarm system

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Nest announced a range of new devices at its big event in September, including the Hello video doorbell and a new alarm system called Secure.The Nest Secure alarm system is made up of three main devices that work in tandem together, comprising the Nest... >>

Nest Hello video doorbell preview: At last, a valid competitor to Ring

Nest Hello video doorbell preview: At last, a valid competitor to Ring

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Nest has announced a competitor to the Ring video doorbell in the form of the Nest Hello. The new doorbell, which will be available in 2018 in the US and Canada, is claimed to be the first doorbell able to detect a person and offer facial recognition.Offering... >>

HP Envy 13 review: One powerful, versatile and affordable laptop
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HP Envy 13 review: One powerful, versatile and affordable laptop

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Laptops used to come in about three flavours: sleek and portable, big and powerful, or cheap and nasty. What a choice, eh?The HP Envy 13 is a laptop that tries to merge the two good-sounding ones, without a price that'll make you run screaming for the... >>

Xbox One X preview: Move over PS4 Pro, a bigger kid is coming to town

Xbox One X preview: Move over PS4 Pro, a bigger kid is coming to town

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Xbox officially unveiled the Xbox One X during E3 2017 in June. But at the time we could only play games on development kits. The internal hardware was nigh-on identical but we didn't, technically, go hands-on with a fully working console.We did, however,... >>

Brainwavz B200 review: Superb sound and low price make purchase a no-brainer
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Brainwavz B200 review: Superb sound and low price make purchase a no-brainer

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The in-ear headphones market is never short of new pairs vying for your attention. The latest pair of affordable in-ears we've put under scrutiny for review is the B200, from Hong Kong-based manufacturer Brainwavz.We'll admit, it's not a company we've... >>

iOS 11 review: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad
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iOS 11 review: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

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iOS 11 is Apple's latest software update for iPhone and iPad users, and this year - particularly for the latter - it brings many important changes. There's an all-new Control Centre, better multitasking for iPads, a new one-handed keyboard, better Siri... >>

Beats Studio 3 Wireless review: Smart sounding, ultra long-lasting headphones
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Beats Studio 3 Wireless review: Smart sounding, ultra long-lasting headphones

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In 2016 Beats upgraded two of its most popular headphones - the Powerbeats and Solo - and released the all new Beats X. All three came equipped with the same W1 chip that makes the Apple AirPods so convenient to pair for iPhone users.For 2017 it's... >>

Tile Sport preview: Waterproof protection for never losing your keys again

Tile Sport preview: Waterproof protection for never losing your keys again

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Tile Bluetooth tracking devices have been around a while now but few have caught the attention as much as the Tile Sport.Not only does it offer the same tracking abilities as the rest of the Tile family, it has extended range and waterproofing. It is... >>

Apple MacBook (2017) review: Third time's a charm
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Apple MacBook (2017) review: Third time's a charm

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Apple is an interesting beast. Often considered king of design, its MacBook cut up the rulebook when it first appeared in 2015, ditching full-size USB ports and, well, almost any wired connectivity for the sake of a single USB Type-C port. Controversial... >>

Toyota C-HR review: High-roller or middle-of-the-roader?
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Toyota C-HR review: High-roller or middle-of-the-roader?

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"Cars, they all look the same these days." It's almost as if the designers of Toyota's new C-HR had that phrase in mind, and were determined to shoot it down. Toyotas — aren't they cars that are reliable, well-built and, well, just a little bit dull?... >>

B&O Play Beolit 17 review: Boxing clever
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B&O Play Beolit 17 review: Boxing clever

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When it comes to sound quality, Danish high-end maker Bang & Olufsen is well regarded. The company's offshoots, B&O Play and Beoplay, also create excellent portable speakers and headphones at more accessible price points.Not that the Beolit 17 is exactly... >>

Panasonic EZ1002 4K TV review: Often achieving OLED picture perfection
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Panasonic EZ1002 4K TV review: Often achieving OLED picture perfection

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The debut Panasonic OLED TV, 2015's 65CZ952, was an incredible effort, delivering arguably the finest and certainly the most authentic pictures the TV world had seen up to that point.So it's hardly surprising that AV enthusiasts have been buzzing about... >>

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite review: Easy to learn, difficult to master
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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite review: Easy to learn, difficult to master

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There's something rather special about being able to form a team of Iron Man and Rocket Raccoon and face off against some of Capcom's biggest and baddest characters. Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite makes that possible in the most bombastic of ways.Infinite... >>

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II review: Touchscreen camera power in your pocket
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Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II review: Touchscreen camera power in your pocket

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Compact cameras as they were once known are dead and buried. Now if you go looking for a dedicated camera - one that's not on your smartphone, anyway - it'll come with a larger-scale sensor and more features to help it stand out.That's the case with the... >>

Garmin Forerunner 735XT review: Putting in the multisport miles
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Garmin Forerunner 735XT review: Putting in the multisport miles

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The Garmin Forerunner family has always been a firm favourite with those who are a little more serious about their sport. Often the device of choice for runners and triathletes, there's now a wide selection of watches to track your every movement, whatever... >>