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Learning to pour the perfect beer, we go hands-on with Krups' The Sub Heineken edition
Gadgets

Learning to pour the perfect beer, we go hands-on with Krups' The Sub Heineken edition

By 10 November 2014

There are a few things we've always wished for in our ideal home; a swimming pool, arcade machine that can play all Namco and Midway games of the 80s and 90s, and our own beer pump. All of these are possible, of course, but only one comes in a size that'll... >>

Microsoft headset could change the way blind people get about cities, we test it ourselves
Gadgets

Microsoft headset could change the way blind people get about cities, we test it ourselves

By 10 November 2014

We've just been blindfolded, given a white stick and told to navigate our way through the crowded maze of stands and demo pods at Microsoft's Future Decoded event in London. As you can imagine, this prospect is a daunting one, but is something that millions... >>

Halo: The Master Chief Collection review: High-def history lesson
Gaming 4 out of 5

Halo: The Master Chief Collection review: High-def history lesson

By 10 November 2014

Conceptually, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is unique in the history of videogames. It's the first proper games equivalent of the DVD box-sets we've become accustomed to - on its single disk, you will find Halos 1, 2, 3 and 4 in all their glory, plus... >>

Football Manager 2015 review: Top of the table
Gaming 4.5 out of 5

Football Manager 2015 review: Top of the table

By 7 November 2014

For die-hard fans or those new to the series, each year's Football Manager game (nee Championship Manager) has been an essential purchase. After all, they always offer a few new features with each generation and an exhaustive database update with the... >>

Hands-on: Dell Venue 8 7000 review: World's thinnest tablet shows off 6mm chassis, 2K screen and camera smarts
Tablets

Hands-on: Dell Venue 8 7000 review: World's thinnest tablet shows off 6mm chassis, 2K screen and camera smarts

By 7 November 2014

Thin is big business. And at just 6mm thick, the Dell Venue 8 7000 can call itself the world's thinnest tablet, which is a big deal. It's slimmer than the Apple iPad Air 2, which has certainly gained our attention. Having first seen the tablet unveiled... >>

Kano: The build your own PC for kids that brings coding to your living room
Laptops

Kano: The build your own PC for kids that brings coding to your living room

By 7 November 2014

While the lure of the Raspberry Pi computer was exciting for many, a lot of people were put off by the sheer rawness of it all. Now a new company is hoping to change that making the “build your own” computer and coding experience kids for fun. Kano... >>

Hands-on: Inbox by Gmail, a clean email app that doubles as a to-do list
Apps

Hands-on: Inbox by Gmail, a clean email app that doubles as a to-do list

By 7 November 2014

Inbox is a new email experience from the Gmail team. While it hasn't completely launched yet, we were able to snag an invite and give it a go. To use Inbox, you have to be invited by Google. Google opened Inbox to everyone for one-hour only on 5 November,... >>

Pure Voca review: Boom for your buck
Audio 4 out of 5

Pure Voca review: Boom for your buck

By 6 November 2014

There has been a lot of action in the Bluetooth speakers market, with a recent drive towards improving performance and offering a better quality of device. There's been a veritable explosion at the top-end, with reputable audio companies embracing wireless... >>

Dell Smart Desk concept: Taking interactive display technology into the future
Laptops

Dell Smart Desk concept: Taking interactive display technology into the future

By 6 November 2014

We've all seen Tom Cruise chucking screens around with gesture-based control in the 2002 movie Minority Report. Although that probably doesn't reflect an average day at work for most of us in 2014, Dell's Smart Desk concept is designed to enhance professional... >>

Zepp Golf tracker will give you a better swing in five minutes... it did ours (hands-on)
Gadgets

Zepp Golf tracker will give you a better swing in five minutes... it did ours (hands-on)

By 6 November 2014

Motion tracking for sports and specifically golf is not exactly new, but the best device we've used in recent times was the GolfSense, which strapped to the back of a golf glove and sent data via Bluetooth to an iPhone, iPad or Android device. We loved... >>