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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Mini not mighty
Phones 3.5 out of 5

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Mini not mighty

By 28 October 2014

Samsung was among the pioneers in creating mini versions of flagship phones. Now the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, representing the handset's third generation, is here to cram more features than ever into the smaller smartphone form. With a 4.5-inch screen... >>

Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria review: One button coffee time
Smarthome 3.5 out of 5

Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria review: One button coffee time

By 28 October 2014

Lavazza makes good coffee, there is no questioning that, but can the coffee company make a decent machine for under £90 that delivers that perfect cup with minimal fuss? Design The Lavazza A Modo Mio Éspria is a simple and compact counter-top coffee... >>

Jabra Pulse review: Heart-rate monitor earphones put a virtual personal trainer in your ears
Sports Fitness 5 out of 5

Jabra Pulse review: Heart-rate monitor earphones put a virtual personal trainer in your ears

By 27 October 2014

Jabra isn't new to the Bluetooth earphones game, but it's a company leading the way. The Jabra Pulse is a fine example: more than just a pair of wireless sports earphones, it's also an advanced personal trainer that tracks your heart rate and blood oxygen... >>

Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet
Tablets

Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet

By 24 October 2014

Google calls the Nexus 9 a tablet for mover and makers, perhaps an indicator that the new Nexus tablet is going to be pitched at productivity, rather than just portable entertainment. Built by HTC, the Nexus 9 breaks new ground for Android with a 4:3... >>

Nikon D750 review: Tilt-angle tricks
Cameras 4.5 out of 5

Nikon D750 review: Tilt-angle tricks

By 24 October 2014

The camera market is changing and the Nikon D750 is the epitome of that. A full-frame DSLR with a tilt-angle screen? People wouldn't have even considered that not so many years ago because the technology just wasn't nearly up to it. So why now? The proliferation... >>

Amazon Fire TV review
Home Cinema 4 out of 5

Amazon Fire TV review

By 24 October 2014

When we first encountered the Amazon Fire TV and wrote our original review, it was a US product only. Since then though it has made it onto the UK market too and, with hindsight and time on its side, the UK version has implemented some of the things missing... >>

HTC One (M8) for Windows review: Same genes, different DNA
Phones 4.5 out of 5

HTC One (M8) for Windows review: Same genes, different DNA

By 24 October 2014

When the HTC One (M8) for Windows was announced, there was something of a cheer. It's no secret that we think the HTC One is one of the best handsets of the year thanks in no small part to its solid design, now available to a Windows Phone 8.1 market... >>

Sony MDR-1A review:  A-class over-ear headphones
Audio 5 out of 5

Sony MDR-1A review: A-class over-ear headphones

By 24 October 2014

It was two years ago we were first introduced to the Sony MDR range, headed-up by the self-proclaimed "prestige" MDR-1R headphones. We had to hand it to Sony, though, despite sounding almost pompous they were very impressive over-ears, delivering quality... >>

Mini 5-door first drive: Cartoon-style fun for the whole family
Cars

Mini 5-door first drive: Cartoon-style fun for the whole family

By 23 October 2014

Up until now, beyond the price differential, one key reason to overlook buying a Mini - beyond its cartoonish design - was the lack of rear doors. And with sales in this market splitting roughly 65/35 in favour of 5-door models, it's clear Mini thinks... >>

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner review: The final piece in the entertainment jigsaw
Gaming 4.5 out of 5

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner review: The final piece in the entertainment jigsaw

By 23 October 2014

If you want or need further confirmation that Microsoft has a different path for its current console than Sony's route with the PS4 to date, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner is it. By effectively turning the Xbox One console into a Freeview HD set-top-box,... >>