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Hub by Premier Inn: What it’s like to spend a night in the app-controlled, high-tech hotel room of the future
Gadgets

Hub by Premier Inn: What it’s like to spend a night in the app-controlled, high-tech hotel room of the future

By 7 April 2015

Premier Inn has expanded its hotel offerings with a new super high-tech hotel called Hub by Premier Inn, the first of which is based in London's Covent Garden. The idea is to use app-based controls and new technology to make your stay more comfortable. From... >>

Leef iBridge is the iPhone and iPad gadget you shouldn't leave home without
Gadgets

Leef iBridge is the iPhone and iPad gadget you shouldn't leave home without

By 6 April 2015

The amount of storage space on a mobile device often sounds extensive when you first buy it, but if you're like us you'll soon fill it - especially if you are a habitual photo or video taker. And that's usually okay for Android phone or tablet owners... >>

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: OM-D has landed
Cameras 4.5 out of 5

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: OM-D has landed

By 2 April 2015

Thank the stars that Olympus has settled on a name and number, with the second-generation OM-D E-M5 deploying the "Mark II" badge of honour. That's earned confidence: rather than reaching into the numbers pool and being named an E-M27 or something, the... >>

Philips Hue Go: The portable, colourful and independent addition to Hue lighting system (hands-on)
Smarthome

Philips Hue Go: The portable, colourful and independent addition to Hue lighting system (hands-on)

By 2 April 2015

Philips Hue, the adjustable lighting system that can be colour and luminance controlled via your smart device, is expanding, with the new Hue Go portable offering a slightly different stance to the range. With the majority of Hue products you require... >>

Microsoft Bing Palm Search hands-on: Typing's a thing of the past
Online

Microsoft Bing Palm Search hands-on: Typing's a thing of the past

By 1 April 2015

We've seen fingerprint sensors on phones and tablets, and haptic force-feedback technology on prototype devices on our travels, but Microsoft has come up with something quite different. And it could change the way you search online forever. Utilising... >>

Microsoft Surface 3: 10.8-inch HD screen, full Windows 8.1, half the price of the Pro 3 (hands-on)
Laptops

Microsoft Surface 3: 10.8-inch HD screen, full Windows 8.1, half the price of the Pro 3 (hands-on)

By 31 March 2015

We've been following Microsoft Surface - the laptop-meets-tablet hybrid device - since its conception, cumulating in the Surface Pro 3 towards the end of 2014. Now it's new year, new gear: with the brand new Surface 3, a 10.8-inch edition to the line-up,... >>

HTC One M9 review: Distracted by refinement
Phones 4 out of 5

HTC One M9 review: Distracted by refinement

By 31 March 2015

The HTC One M9 is, in every sense, an evolution of the flagship M8 smartphone that came before it. It offers a similar design, a similar feature set, similar specs and a similar user experience. It is, therefore, a similar overall experience. But the... >>

Polar V800 review: Tempting for triathletes
Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

Polar V800 review: Tempting for triathletes

By 30 March 2015

Polar has been scaling down the physical size and improving the look of its GPS fitness watches throughout the last few product cycles. The latest V800 has competitor Garmin clearly fixed in its sights, with running, cycling, and swimming activities paired... >>

Better Call Saul app: Prank caller's soundbite dream (hands-on)
Apps

Better Call Saul app: Prank caller's soundbite dream (hands-on)

By 27 March 2015

The official app for TV show Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off, is now available to download for free. We've installed it to see if the app can hope to compare to the genius of the show. The Better Call Saul app is free on the Amazon Appstore.... >>

Blurred lines: Up close with the Frédérique Constant and Alpina smartwatches at Baselworld
Gadgets

Blurred lines: Up close with the Frédérique Constant and Alpina smartwatches at Baselworld

By 27 March 2015

First came the Withings Activité with its analogue approach and intelligent invisible smart capabilities. Now more Swiss companies are offering smartwatches with similar technologies, but are they as good? We caught up with watch makers Frédérique... >>