Reviews

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner hands-on: It's smaller than you think
Home Cinema

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner hands-on: It's smaller than you think

By 12 August 2014

It's amazing what you can find lurking in a place you least expect. And while we were hoping to catch up with the recently announced Xbox One Digital TV Tuner at some point during our Gamescom visit, we didn't bank on it lying in plain sight during a... >>

Philips 7800 Series 55-inch 4K TV review
Televisions 3.5 out of 5

Philips 7800 Series 55-inch 4K TV review

By 12 August 2014

We knew that the price of 4K TVs would continue to drop, but the Philips 55PUS7089 makes it look like the market has crashed in through the roof. A 55-inch Ultra-HD telly for under £1,500 sounds like a right bargain - one that's perhaps too good to be... >>

McLaren 650S first drive: Brit supercar contrasts comfort with savage performance
Cars

McLaren 650S first drive: Brit supercar contrasts comfort with savage performance

By 12 August 2014

McLaren is riding on a wave right now. Hot on the heels of the £1-million P1 comes this, the McLaren 650S. It's a riposte to those who think of McLarens as a little safe, a little boring, a little lacking in drama compared to the obvious alternative... >>

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... >>

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... >>