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Audi Aicon: A glimpse at a fully autonomous future and ultra-impressive user interface

Audi Aicon: A glimpse at a fully autonomous future and ultra-impressive user interface

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What does the future look like? It's a perennial question, one that for cars feels more pertinent than ever. This, the Aicon, is what the future looks like according to Audi.You'll know that cars are becoming battery powered (or electrifying - as the... >>

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat
4.5 stars

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat

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The wire-free earphones race is hotting up, with some of the bigger-name audio companies getting in on the action. For the Sony WF-1000X, however, it's not just about a great sounding pair of earphones, it's about killing the noise with excellent in-ear... >>

Royole Moon review: The 3D 'Virtual Cinema' experience, minus the popcorn
3.0 stars

Royole Moon review: The 3D 'Virtual Cinema' experience, minus the popcorn

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The Royole Moon is an interesting piece of hardware. It's a headset that purports to offer a 'virtual 3D theatre experience' in an immersive mobile device that's suitable for use anywhere, anytime. It's not a virtual reality headset, as such, despite... >>

Apple iPhone X preview: The future of Apple smartphones

Apple iPhone X preview: The future of Apple smartphones

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Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple has launched what it says is the phone that kick starts the next decade for the iPhone. It's the biggest shift in iPhone design since Steve Jobs launched that first device, introducing a new range... >>

Loewe Bild 7.65 review: Luscious OLED quality, if you can afford it
4.5 stars

Loewe Bild 7.65 review: Luscious OLED quality, if you can afford it

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OLED screens are very much no longer just something LG does. In 2017 we've already seen LG's range joined by new OLED models from Sony, Panasonic, Philips - and now there's another OLED debutante to add from Loewe.Loewe Bild 7.65 review: Design 4x HDMI... >>

Ford GT review: An astounding aerodynamic accomplishment

Ford GT review: An astounding aerodynamic accomplishment

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It is very easy to think you know everything about the latest Ford GT, for this is a car that seemingly came out of nowhere at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show and subsequently stole almost every column inch, headline and online article. Oh, and then it... >>

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review: Another addictive Nintendo Switch exclusive
4.0 stars

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review: Another addictive Nintendo Switch exclusive

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle created a stir when it was unveiled at the E3 Show in June. After all, any original Mario-related game is bound to be big news.Back then it sounded like a rather strange proposition though. Developed by Ubisoft, and a cross-pollination... >>

Garmin Vivoactive 3 preview: A fitness watch for the connected generation

Garmin Vivoactive 3 preview: A fitness watch for the connected generation

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If there's one company that's really going for domination of your wrist, it's Garmin. The company has updated it's Fenix and Forerunner devices and expanded its newer Vivo series too. The fact that there's a Vivoactive 3 might be a surprise, as we skipped... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills

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If you're a Samsung Galaxy Note user, then you'll know there's been a trend for the stylus-wielding series to take what the latest Galaxy S smartphone has started and to enhance upon it, while also debuting some new features.However, when the Note 7... >>

Nissan Leaf (2018): New and improved for an EV takeover

Nissan Leaf (2018): New and improved for an EV takeover

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Nissan has unveiled its long-awaited next-generation Leaf electric vehicle, offering a significant redesign and improvement in specifications and technology compared to its predecessor.Seven years after the original Leaf, and more than 275,000 sold,... >>

Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept preview: The future autonomous car for slick city transit

Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept preview: The future autonomous car for slick city transit

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Daimler has revealed its Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept in Stuttgart, two weeks before it gets shown to the public at the Frankfurt Auto Show.The concept — which the company stresses is not designed to preview the exterior styling of the next Smart... >>

Garmin Vivomove HR preview: Hybrid smartwatch with hidden touchscreen and heart rate monitoring

Garmin Vivomove HR preview: Hybrid smartwatch with hidden touchscreen and heart rate monitoring

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Garmin announced several devices at consumer electronic show IFA in Berlin, including the Vivomove HR.On first glance, the Vivomove HR looks like any other analogue watch, but this device has a dirty little secret. It has a hidden touchscreen, as well... >>

Sennheiser OCX 686 review: Wired for sports
4.0 stars

Sennheiser OCX 686 review: Wired for sports

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For many there's probably the temptation to use whichever headphones you happen to have lying around for your workouts, but that's really not the best strategy. Picking a pair that are designed to cope with getting sweaty and rained on, to take the abuse... >>

Canon EOS 200D review: The perfect mini DSLR for beginners?
4.0 stars

Canon EOS 200D review: The perfect mini DSLR for beginners?

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DSLR cameras were once seen as these big, beastly pro-spec machines that you wouldn't want to lay hands on unless you had an encyclopaedic knowledge of photography. How times have changed, eh?The Canon EOS 200D is an interesting small-scale DSLR, designed... >>

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition preview: Unrivalled power from this mighty 2-in-1

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition preview: Unrivalled power from this mighty 2-in-1

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With the rise of the Microsoft Surface and increasing strength in the 2-in-1 market, manufacturers are looking for different ways to stand out from the growing pack. In the case of the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition it's all about power - lots of power.The... >>

Lenovo Yoga 720 12-inch preview: Portable convertible gets added muscle power

Lenovo Yoga 720 12-inch preview: Portable convertible gets added muscle power

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It was only a year ago we were praising the Lenovo Yoga 11 710, an 11-inch laptop which we said "offers just about everything you get with the 12-inch MacBook, and a bit more besides, for much less money," when reviewed in mid 2016.But that era is over,... >>

Onkyo P3 and G3 smart speakers preview: Alexa or Google, you choose

Onkyo P3 and G3 smart speakers preview: Alexa or Google, you choose

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Several companies announced smart speakers at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, some opting for Google Assistant, others for Amazon's Alexa but Onkyo went for both, launching two speakers at the show.The Onkyo P3 is the Amazon Alexa smart speaker,... >>

B&O BeoVision Eclipse preview: An outstanding remix of LG's excellent OLED

B&O BeoVision Eclipse preview: An outstanding remix of LG's excellent OLED

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Take one part LG OLED TV, mix in a healthy dollop of Bang & Olufsen design and this is the result: the BeoVision Eclipse. This is the result of a collaboration between LG and B&O and it's a staggering result. This partnership was first announced in... >>

Acer Chromebook 15 preview: Large and in charge

Acer Chromebook 15 preview: Large and in charge

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The Acer Chromebook 15 is the perfect example of how Chromebooks have progressed over recent years. No longer does the word 'Chromebook' dictate an ultra-budget look and feel, with the Acer 15's aluminium panel finish paving the way for this future of... >>

Sony WI-1000X preview: Killing sound with Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones

Sony WI-1000X preview: Killing sound with Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones

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Let's not beat around the bush: the Sony MDR-1000X are an exceptional pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. So successful in fact that Sony is exporting some of that noise-cancelling mastery and expanding the family to a range of 1000X devices.There's... >>

Dell Visor preview: A Windows Mixed Reality headset that will be hard to beat

Dell Visor preview: A Windows Mixed Reality headset that will be hard to beat

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The theme at this year's IFA show - the largest technology show in Europe - is all about Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft's dive into easy-to-setup virtual reality experiences, which will debut from 17 October when a Windows 10 update arrives.And manufacturers... >>

Kitsound Voice One speaker preview: First impressions of the £130 Amazon Echo competitor

Kitsound Voice One speaker preview: First impressions of the £130 Amazon Echo competitor

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Consumer electronics show IFA sees a lot of product launches, but speakers with built-in assistants, whether Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, have been announced in abundance. Panasonic and Sony have both launched Google Assistant-powered speakers, while... >>

Acer Swift 5 preview: Light-as-a-feather laptop delivers killer design punches

Acer Swift 5 preview: Light-as-a-feather laptop delivers killer design punches

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In a world where laptops often look like carbon copies between brands and model ranges, it's not always in the visual aspect that innovation can be found. Sure, the Acer Swift 5 looks snazzy in its blue and gold finish, but its real selling point is its... >>

Sphero R2-D2 preview: Artoo it is you, it is you

Sphero R2-D2 preview: Artoo it is you, it is you

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Sphero, the company behind BB-8 and other robots has created its own fully programmable version of R2-D2 from the Star Wars films.Pocket-lint has previewed the new Droid ahead of its official launch. Is this the Droid you're looking for?R2-D2 Droid hardware... >>

Sphero BB-9E preview: The cute "evil" BB-8 shows us the dark side of The Last Jedi

Sphero BB-9E preview: The cute "evil" BB-8 shows us the dark side of The Last Jedi

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The Droids of the Star Wars universe always hold a special place in our hearts. R2-D2, C3-PO, that silly Droid that Chewie likes to shout at in the Death Star.It's no surprise then that we've got a new Droid to love/hate for the new Star Wars: The Last... >>

Lenovo Tab 4 with Home Assistant preview: A great Amazon Echo Show alternative falls short of its potential

Lenovo Tab 4 with Home Assistant preview: A great Amazon Echo Show alternative falls short of its potential

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Amazon looks set to take over the world with its Alexa voice assistant, which continues to pop-up in a multitude of third-party products. The Amazon Echo Show - which combines the Alexa voice assistant with a touchscreen for additional presentation and... >>

Lenovo Explorer preview: The best-fitting Windows Mixed Reality headset yet

Lenovo Explorer preview: The best-fitting Windows Mixed Reality headset yet

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If there's a theme at this year's IFA show - that's the largest technology show in Europe, if you're not in the know - then it has to be Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft's dive into easy-to-setup virtual reality experiences.Lenovo had previously announced... >>

Motorola Moto X4 preview: Mid-range muscle phone brings dual cameras and Alexa voice control

Motorola Moto X4 preview: Mid-range muscle phone brings dual cameras and Alexa voice control

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There was a time when the Moto X was a ruler among smartphones. But as various competitors rose up through the mid-spec or sub-flagship space, its power dwindled somewhat. And then, following the Moto X Style and Moto X Play at the tail-end of 2015,... >>

Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges preview: We put on the headset to battle Kylo Ren

Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges preview: We put on the headset to battle Kylo Ren

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We aren't sure about you, but we've always wondered what it would be like to have a proper Lightsaber duel. Or maybe play a game of Holochess.Thanks to the joys of augmented reality, you can now do both. Lenovo has teamed with Disney to create an AR experience... >>

Sony LF-S50G speaker preview: Google Assistant in smart, subtle form

Sony LF-S50G speaker preview: Google Assistant in smart, subtle form

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They are all at it. Sony is one of the latest companies to announce a smart home speaker with Google Assistant built-in, joining the likes of Panasonic and Onyko.Sony's LF-S50G doesn't have the catchiest name, but it's a pretty good looking speaker and... >>

Panasonic GA10 preview: First impressions of Panasonic's Google Assistant speaker

Panasonic GA10 preview: First impressions of Panasonic's Google Assistant speaker

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Smart speakers are the new black; following the success of devices like the Amazon Echo, we've seen the launch of Google Home and the announcement of the forthcoming Apple HomePod.Unlike Apple, those other players - Google and Amazon - are keen to leverage... >>

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus preview: Mid-ranger with a beefy battery

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus preview: Mid-ranger with a beefy battery

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Sony announced three smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, including two flagships to complement the 4K Xperia XZ Premium and one "super mid-ranger".The super mid-ranger comes in the form of the Xperia XA1 Plus, sitting alongside the... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

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Until last year, the Sony Compact handset was one of our all-time favourite Sony devices. It was hard evidence that good things can come in small packages, offering the same power and hardware as the flagship smartphone it launched alongside.That all... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

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Sony announced three new smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA, including two flagship devices that will "complement" the spec-stacked Xperia XZ Premium that launched at the beginning of the year, rather than replace it. The Xperia XZ1 succeeds... >>

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro preview: Specced for swimmers

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro preview: Specced for swimmers

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Earlier this year the second-gen Samsung Gear Fit landed, focusing on fitness fans. At IFA 2017 - the largest European tech show in the  calendar - the Korean giant unveiled its spiritual brother: the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro.So what's different in what... >>

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears

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The truly wireless in-ear market is well and truly upon us, with heaps of options now available: Apple AirPods, Jabra Elite Sport, Bragi Dash Pro, Sol Republic Amps Air, to name but a few.Samsung also wants a piece of the wire-free pie, with its original... >>

Samsung Gear Sport preview: Health-tracking in a compact and capable package

Samsung Gear Sport preview: Health-tracking in a compact and capable package

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Since 2013 Samsung has been making Gear smartwatches. At first, we didn't think they were that smart - but since 2017, with the introduction of the excellent Gear S3, the Korean giant has found its groove.The next step in the journey is the Gear Sport:... >>

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price
4.0 stars

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price

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With Sony mostly smashing it out of the park this year with its high-end TVs - the A1 and XE90 being obvious examples - hopes have to be high that a healthy dollop of such quality will have filtered down to more affordable Sony models such as the XE85... >>

F1 2017 review: More authentic than ever
4.5 stars

F1 2017 review: More authentic than ever

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Because we all fancy ourselves as the next Lewis Hamilton, Formula One videogames have long been an annual staple. But in the past, creating them has been problematic – Microprose, Electronic Arts and Sony, at various times, held the official F1 games... >>

Canon EOS M100 preview: Pocketable point-and-shoot makes mirrorless easy

Canon EOS M100 preview: Pocketable point-and-shoot makes mirrorless easy

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Canon is in an interesting spot with its mirrorless cameras: despite the two-year-old EOS M10 being a best-seller, it's an uninspiring point-and-shoot take on the interchangeable lens market, as we said when we first saw the camera in 2015.Time for a... >>

Fitbit Ionic preview: A smart start for Fitbit's smartwatch

Fitbit Ionic preview: A smart start for Fitbit's smartwatch

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Fitbit is no stranger to the wearables market. In fact, it's been kicking around for a decade this year, having sold over 67 million devices. That's quite a lot. While the company dominates the fitness tracking market though, it isn't as prominent in... >>

Oppo R11 review: The almost-great phone
3.5 stars

Oppo R11 review: The almost-great phone

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You might not know it, but Oppo is one of the world's most popular phone manufacturers. On a global scale of shipped devices it's in fourth place, behind Samsung, Apple and Huawei. And that's without having a major presence in western markets like Europe... >>

Acer Swift 3 review: A solid, affordable laptop choice
4.0 stars

Acer Swift 3 review: A solid, affordable laptop choice

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For a while tech seemed to be getting cheaper. Bargain phones, affordable all-metal laptops and the like gave the careful buyer something to be happy about. But in the last year a lot of gadgets prices have risen, particularly in the UK.The Acer Swift... >>

LG B7 review: An OLED superstar
5.0 stars

LG B7 review: An OLED superstar

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LG's OLED groove continues, building on a great selection of TVs in 2016, with updated models in 2017. The naming convention follows suit year-on-year, with the OLED B7 being the range's entry-level model and the replacement for 2016's OLED B6.While OLED... >>