Reviews

Philips Hue (complete system) review
Smarthome 5 out of 5

Philips Hue (complete system) review

By 5 August 2014

In 2012 Philips launched the Philips Hue system. It's a set of three intelligent lights that, along with the Bridge connected to your home Wi-Fi system, allows for colour and brightness control of the lights from a smartphone or tablet. Almost two years... >>

Philips Hue Tap review
Smarthome 4 out of 5

Philips Hue Tap review

By 5 August 2014

The Philips Hue lighting system is expanding at a fast rate, but having to get your phone out of your pocket (or even in some cases just finding it) to control your lights can be a pain. Understanding this Philips has created the Hue Tap, a wireless light... >>

Flappy Birds Family with multiplayer, we go hands-on
Gaming

Flappy Birds Family with multiplayer, we go hands-on

By 4 August 2014

We'll confess: We played, or rather attempted to play, Flappy Bird. You know, that ridiculously viral and addictive game that became a huge success earlier this year before the developer randomly pulled it from both the Android and iOS App Stores without... >>

iKettle: The Wi-Fi kettle review
Smarthome 3 out of 5

iKettle: The Wi-Fi kettle review

By 4 August 2014

Picture it: a lazy weekend morning in bed and all you want is a brew but can't be bothered to get and out of bed to boil the kettle. Now there's a solution: a Wi-Fi stainless steel kettle that can sync with your smartphone, aptly named the iKettle. Despite... >>

The Last of Us Remastered review
Gaming 5 out of 5

The Last of Us Remastered review

By 1 August 2014

There seems to be a trend, now that the next generation of gaming has arrived, to bulk games libraries with relaunched and remastered versions of classic titles. The Last of Us Remastered on PlayStation 4 is among those to head up that list. Not including... >>

Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges
Gadgets

Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges

By 1 August 2014

Hasbro has remade Simon Says for a new generation bringing with it a series of new challenges to master. Now instead of a pocketable game that featured four lights, you have to, as the name suggests, swipe as well as tap your way through remembering a... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review
Tablets 4.5 out of 5

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review

By 1 August 2014

It seems that not a month goes by without a new Samsung tablet surfacing. It's made the market so busy with options that, frankly, it's got downright confusing. So let's cut to the skinny: the Tab S, seen here in its 8.4-inch version, is one of the best... >>

Asus X102B review
Laptops 3.5 out of 5

Asus X102B review

By 31 July 2014

When you start to look at budget laptops, the first thing most people will tell you is to go with a Chromebook. Google's Chrome OS laptops from HP, Acer, and others are affordable, lightweight, and somewhat easy to use - so long as you've got an internet... >>

Amazon Fire Phone review
Phones 3 out of 5

Amazon Fire Phone review

By 30 July 2014

Amazon is trying to prove once again that it is more than just an online retail giant. Sort of. The company has come up with a new phone called the Fire Phone, complete with Dynamic Perspective screen for a viewing experience unlike any other. Although... >>

Nikon D810 review
Cameras 5 out of 5

Nikon D810 review

By 28 July 2014

Landmark cameras come along every once in a while. In 2012 it was the super-high-resolution Nikon D800 that astounded us. We couldn't quite believe how much this 36.3-megapixel full-frame beast defied our initially doubtful expectations. Two years on... >>