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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... >>

Vector Luna smartwatch: Simple, subtle and sexy
Wearables

Vector Luna smartwatch: Simple, subtle and sexy

By 17 April 2015

The Vector Luna smartwatch was announced in March at Baselworld 2015, alongside its rectangular-faced brother, the Vector Meridian, and several other smartwatches from luxury watch manufacturers including Tag Heuer. At first you might think 'not another... >>

Microsoft Band review: Heaps of potential offset by design downfall
Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

Microsoft Band review: Heaps of potential offset by design downfall

By 17 April 2015

Like Apple, Microsoft arrived to the wearables party late – albeit in slightly different fashion. Instead of a smartwatch, the Windows maker has released the Microsoft Band, a fitness tracker with some smartwatch-like functions, but still a device... >>

Samsung TouchWiz review: A deep dive into the Samsung Galaxy S6 software
Phones

Samsung TouchWiz review: A deep dive into the Samsung Galaxy S6 software

By 16 April 2015

TouchWiz sits over the top of Android in Samsung's devices. The latest to join this party is the Samsung Galaxy S6, which ushers in a range of changes over its predecessor, the Galaxy S5.  Samsung isn't as openly formulaic as HTC when it comes to talking... >>