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Philips Hue Beyond hands-on: App-controlled lighting goes up a level
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Philips Hue Beyond hands-on: App-controlled lighting goes up a level

By 4 September 2014

Philips' Hue lighting system has been phenomenally successful and has expanded greatly since the first app-controlled colour-changing bulbs were released. And the latest addition to the Hue family takes the concept on a stage or two further, with multiple... >>

Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on: The poor man's Lumia 930
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Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on: The poor man's Lumia 930

By 4 September 2014

When Microsoft describes the new Lumia 830 as a slimmer, sleeker, version of the Lumia 930 they really aren't kidding. The new handset, announced at IFA 2014 in Berlin, will be available later this month and is being aggressively billed by the company... >>

Huawei Ascend G7 hands-on: Full metal jacket
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Huawei Ascend G7 hands-on: Full metal jacket

By 4 September 2014

Huawei has announced the Ascend G7, a new smartphone with a metal body, looking to bring some of that HTC One love to those on a budget. The handset has a metal body that's punctuated by two plastic segments in the rear, top and bottom. It reminds us... >>

Huawei Ascend G620S hands-on: 5-inches of SGS5-alike on a budget
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Huawei Ascend G620S hands-on: 5-inches of SGS5-alike on a budget

By 4 September 2014

Among the updates launched by Huawei at IFA 2014 is the Ascend G620S and we can't help thinking it's sought some inspiration from the Samsung Galaxy handsets.  From the front - especially in white - the Ascend G620S looks like a Galaxy device. The chromed... >>

Huawei Ascend Y550 hands-on: The 4G phone for all
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Huawei Ascend Y550 hands-on: The 4G phone for all

By 4 September 2014

Huawei has announced the Ascend Y550, a new budget device that it hopes will make it easier for everyone to get on to 4G. The budget end of the smartphone ladder has been really interesting of late: devices like the Moto E and Moto G have really impressed,... >>

Sony NWZ-ZX1 Walkman loves high-res music, is a bit of a handful (hands-on)
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Sony NWZ-ZX1 Walkman loves high-res music, is a bit of a handful (hands-on)

By 4 September 2014

Sony has made a big play with sound on a number of its latest devices launched at IFA 2014 including the Xperia Z3 flagship smartphone, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet, but it didn't stop with just smartphones and tablets. The company also... >>

Sony NWZ-A15 Walkman is a super-cute portable high-res music player (hands-on)
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Sony NWZ-A15 Walkman is a super-cute portable high-res music player (hands-on)

By 4 September 2014

Sony has announced a couple of new Walkmans to its portfolio, including one that it claims is the world's smallest and lightest portable player. The NWZ-A15 Walkman has come along way in terms of design since the first Walkman was introduced all those... >>

Nokia Lumia 735: Can I get a selfie? (hands-on)
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Nokia Lumia 735: Can I get a selfie? (hands-on)

By 4 September 2014

The Nokia Lumia 735 has previously been referred to as the selfie phone and there is a good reason for that. There is a strong focus on a good front-facing camera and an accompanying selfie app to help even the most vain get a picture they would be proud... >>

Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z3 review
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Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z3 review

By 3 September 2014

It's only been 6 months since the Sony Xperia Z2 hit the shelves, but the company has already announced its successor, the Xperia Z3. It offers a more refined design, improved camera and the ability to play your PS4 console games on your smartphone. The... >>

Hands-on: Sony Xperia E3 review
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Hands-on: Sony Xperia E3 review

By 3 September 2014

Sony has been busy at IFA 2014, announcing a number of new Xperia devices to its portfolio including the new Xperia Z3 flagship and smaller Xperia Z3 Compact at the premium end, but it is also going after the budget end of the market with the Xperia... >>