Reviews

Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer preview: Special characters add a dynamic that fans will love

Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer preview: Special characters add a dynamic that fans will love

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Star Wars Battlefront was a well received multiplayer when it arrived in 2015. One of its main criticisms was that it didn't have a solo campaign mode and, therefore, no real story. That's something Battlefront 2 fixes: it touts a story mode said to "help... >>

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 given us a first look at 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... >>

HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in
4.5 stars

HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in

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HTC's big play with the HTC U11 is being able to squeeze the phone as a new method of interaction. It's a natural motion and works well for one-handed use is the argument, giving the company's new flagship something different.Apple doesn't have squeeze.... >>

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II review: The most formidable Olympus camera, ever
5.0 stars

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II review: The most formidable Olympus camera, ever

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If you're unfamiliar with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 from three years back, it was the company's flagship compact system camera (CSC), built to a really high standard. We happened to really like it (ok, we loved it).Now we have the second-generation model,... >>

Arms review: Nintendo's new fighting game is well worth reaching for
4.0 stars

Arms review: Nintendo's new fighting game is well worth reaching for

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When Nintendo finally unveiled the Switch at a showcase just prior to its launch, Arms was one of the games that left everyone convinced that the Japanese giant had recovered its mojo, and that the Switch – cue sighs of relief – wasn't going to be... >>

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) preview: Bright and powerful

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) preview: Bright and powerful

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The Apple iMac range has received a spec boost for 2017, promising better screen technology, more processing power, Thunderbolt 3 slots and more. But should you be excited by these additions?We've been using the new 27-inch 5K iMac for the last 24 hours... >>

Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?
4.5 stars

Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?

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Monument Valley 2 was one of the few genuine surprise reveals during Apple's WWDC 17 keynote in San Jose. The HomePod Siri speaker, iOS 11, even the new iMacs had been rumoured in the preceding months. But, we'd not heard that Ustwo was ready to unleash... >>

Cozmo preview: The Anki robot friend comes to the UK at last

Cozmo preview: The Anki robot friend comes to the UK at last

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Anki’s Cozmo robot has been a double-edged sword for UK families. It offers some exciting features, has huge buzz online and is peerless in terms of its interactions. However, its availability has been limited to the US.Until today, that is. Anki just... >>

Apple HomePod preview: Say hello to Apple's smart Siri speaker

Apple HomePod preview: Say hello to Apple's smart Siri speaker

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Apple has once again entered the speaker market launching the Apple HomePod, a speaker with Siri built-in that plans to take on not only the Amazon Echo and Google Home but advanced systems like Sonos too.Apple wants to deliver not only a connected... >>

Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: Chrome OS is about to enter a new league
4.0 stars

Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: Chrome OS is about to enter a new league

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The main aim of most Chromebooks is to offer a decent computing experience for little cash. That price proposition is changing, though, with higher-end models such as the Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA entering the market.The Chromebook Flip is a Chrome... >>

Huawei MateBook X review: Huawei goes after the MacBook
4.5 stars

Huawei MateBook X review: Huawei goes after the MacBook

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Huawei is an ambitious company. It's been tearing its way through smartphones, looking to move itself from budget brand to a mainstream premium player with its P-series devices. And it's been doing a pretty good job, too.While Android phones are why Huawei... >>

MSI GT83VR Titan preview: Gaming monster with a roar

MSI GT83VR Titan preview: Gaming monster with a roar

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Computex has very much been about the onslaught of super-slim gaming machines due to the launch of Nvidia’s Max-Q architecture.However, we spotted a beauty in the desktop replacement category from MSI. The first thing that grabbed our attention was... >>

HP Spectre x360 (2017) preview: 15-incher with supermodel looks

HP Spectre x360 (2017) preview: 15-incher with supermodel looks

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While perusing the Microsoft stand at this year’s Computex, we spotted and unmarked HP Spectre 360x 15-inch.This is an updated version of 2016’s model, and we suspected that there were going to be some worthwhile improvements. We decided to take a... >>

Toshiba X97 Series OLED TV preview: High-end TV tech, but at what price?

Toshiba X97 Series OLED TV preview: High-end TV tech, but at what price?

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Toshiba recently announced its re-entry into the European TV market with a series of televisions, the pinnacle of which is the 65-inch X97 OLED.Toshiba is pitching the new series of models as being "mid-market" - aimed at price-conscious but ambitious... >>

Eve V preview: What makes the crowd-funded Surface Pro rival so special?

Eve V preview: What makes the crowd-funded Surface Pro rival so special?

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A crowd-funded tablet/laptop hybrid might not usually catch the eye, but clearly Microsoft feels there's something special about the Eve V. It highlighted the relatively unknown product during its Computex keynote.This is especially significant considering... >>

V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless review: Jaw-dropping sound from new neckband earphones
5.0 stars

V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless review: Jaw-dropping sound from new neckband earphones

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V-Moda has won accolades and superlatives from all sectors for its big on-ear and over-ear headphones. The in-ears have been around a little while, but somehow have been a little outshone by the bigger sibling. And with the V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless,... >>

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro preview: Taking gaming laptops to the Max-Q

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro preview: Taking gaming laptops to the Max-Q

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The announcement of Nvidia's Max-Q during Computex 2017 in Taiwan has seen some interesting slimline gaming machines launched this week. Pocket-lint had some time with the MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro on the show floor and it's a fantastic piece of work.The... >>

Tekken 7 review: The king of fighters
4.0 stars

Tekken 7 review: The king of fighters

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Fighting games more than any other often get stick for not innovating, for not changing up the core gameplay they're built on. Tekken 7 manages to balance a decades-old fighting system with some fancy new mechanics that charge the game up with enough... >>

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro preview: Flip screened laptop with built-in S Pen

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro preview: Flip screened laptop with built-in S Pen

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Samsung announced its latest iteration of the Notebook 9 series at Computex this year and it comes with something extra. The Notebook 9 Pro has an embedded S Pen stylus and we got to go hands-on with the device on the show floor.As the device was... >>

Moto Z2 Play review: All the mod cons
4.0 stars

Moto Z2 Play review: All the mod cons

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Modular phones are in a rather interesting spot. At the end of 2016 Google canned Project Ara, its open-source modular mobile project. In 2017, the latest LG G-series unceremoniously ditched the company's lacklustre "Friends" modules. Motorola, on the... >>

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review: Android's savviest iPad contender?
4.0 stars

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review: Android's savviest iPad contender?

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People aren't buying tablets at the same rate they were a few years ago. Because of that, manufacturers have responded by simply releasing less product.But that doesn't mean there aren't new and exciting options. For iOS users, there's the latest iteration... >>

Asus ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture

Asus ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture

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The opening day at this year’s Computex saw some impressive announcements from Nvidia regarding its new Max-Q architecture.It was also the first to show off Republic of Gamers' (ROG) exceptionally impressive-looking gaming Laptop: the Zephyrus. Essentially... >>

Injustice 2 review: Among the best beat-em-ups, ever
5.0 stars

Injustice 2 review: Among the best beat-em-ups, ever

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The world of beat-em-ups tends to be a backwards-looking one: new iterations of the big franchises generally run scared of making major changes and thereby alienating their fanatical fan-bases. However, Warner Bros' Injustice franchise, which boasts the... >>