Reviews

Skylanders Trap Team for iPad, Android and Fire OS: Hands-on with the full console game on tablet
Gaming

Skylanders Trap Team for iPad, Android and Fire OS: Hands-on with the full console game on tablet

By 12 August 2014

Skylanders has appeared on mobile platforms a couple of times in the past, but always in tie-in titles that featured the characters but not the gameplay of the hugely successful console game and toy franchise. The technology has never really been up... >>

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer preview and screens: A whole new ball game
Gaming

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer preview and screens: A whole new ball game

By 11 August 2014

Activision chose to unveil its latest Call of Duty's multiplayer talents in Cologne prior to the opening of Gamescom and that allowed us to get a thoroughly decent slice of action free from time and schedule constraints. It was a wise move as we needed... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review
Tablets 4 out of 5

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

By 11 August 2014

Microsoft Surface is one of those products lines that's neither quite here nor there. But the Surface Pro 3 looks to change that, by refreshing the range in a new, larger 12-inch model that Microsoft has referred to as a "laptop killer". Cleaner cut marketing... >>

Tado smart thermostat review
Smarthome 4 out of 5

Tado smart thermostat review

By 8 August 2014

A connected home is becoming a more desirable prospect these days and the Internet of Things (IoT) is making that a feasible reality. Whether it be through appliances that let you know when your undies are clean and ready to hang on the line, through... >>

Qmotion Shades remote and app-controlled blinds, maintaining privacy from the comfort of a sofa
Smarthome

Qmotion Shades remote and app-controlled blinds, maintaining privacy from the comfort of a sofa

By 7 August 2014

The days of having to get up from your sofa to access appliances are long gone. You can control your heating, lighting and even washing machine from an app on your smartphone with the right products. But that's not all. There are also a number of products... >>

Honeywell Evohome review
Smarthome 4 out of 5

Honeywell Evohome review

By 7 August 2014

There are a number of companies vying for your business when it comes to controlling your heating system at home. British Gas has Hive, Google owns Nest in the US (which is expected to eventually come to the UK), and there's the German company Tado also... >>

Neato Botvac 85 robot vacuum review
Smarthome 4 out of 5

Neato Botvac 85 robot vacuum review

By 7 August 2014

Robot vacuum cleaners have been around for a long time, trying to clean their way into our hearts and save us from having to get off the sofa and vacuum the house. The latest robot to try and impress us is the Neato Botvac 85 with its different approach... >>

Bang & Olufsen limited-edition Graphite Blush BeoPlay H6 headphones look fantastic, we have a listen
Audio

Bang & Olufsen limited-edition Graphite Blush BeoPlay H6 headphones look fantastic, we have a listen

By 7 August 2014

Bang & Olufsen has announced it is expanding its BeoPlay H6 headphones range with three new limited edition models designed especially for the autumn/winter season. The headphones have been released in a number of special editions in the past, including... >>

Oral-B Pro 6000 SmartSeries review
Smarthome 4 out of 5

Oral-B Pro 6000 SmartSeries review

By 6 August 2014

Electric toothbrushes are determined to stay at the forefront of bathroom gadgetry and the latest Oral-B model arrives with Bluetooth 4.0, ready to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to right to your gum line. It syncs with an app to detail your oral... >>

Nook GlowLight review
Gadgets 4 out of 5

Nook GlowLight review

By 6 August 2014

It's been almost two years since Barnes & Nobile released its last Nook eBook reader in the UK, but is ready to take a second crack at carving a niche for itself in a market dominated by Amazon. The Nook GlowLight is essentially an update to the Nook... >>