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New Nintendo 3DS XL review: Handheld gaming has never been so good
Gaming 5 out of 5

New Nintendo 3DS XL review: Handheld gaming has never been so good

By 13 February 2015

When Nintendo first announced its new versions of the 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds there were more than a few eyebrows raised. Yes, the 3D functionality of its handheld games consoles could be improved but surely we're at the end of the portable gaming boom?... >>

Volkswagen Passat (2015) first drive: Shedding its dull image
Cars

Volkswagen Passat (2015) first drive: Shedding its dull image

By 12 February 2015

Ask any automotive enthusiast to name a dull car, and there's a fair chance they might name the Passat. But Volkswagen has sold 22 million of the things since 1973, so clearly the gear-heads are missing something. For 2015, there's a new Passat to tempt... >>

Nikon Coolpix S9900: Retro style 30x superzoom (hands-on)
Cameras

Nikon Coolpix S9900: Retro style 30x superzoom (hands-on)

By 11 February 2015

The Nikon Coolpix S9900 supplants the S9700 and brings with it a new design, adding some retro feel to this superzoom camera. It has grown slightly over the previous model, but it brings with it a big change, and that's a 3-inch vari-angle display on... >>

Garmin ForeRunner 920XT review: At the forefront
Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

Garmin ForeRunner 920XT review: At the forefront

By 11 February 2015

Garmin has been in the GPS watch game as long as it has existed, and was creating GPS systems long before that. But with many smartwatches and activity trackers flooding the market of late, it's had to modernise to offer more. The Garmin ForeRunner 920XT... >>

Nikon Coolpix AW130: Tough keeps getting tougher (hands-on)
Cameras

Nikon Coolpix AW130: Tough keeps getting tougher (hands-on)

By 10 February 2015

The Coolpix AW130 sees Nikon update its tough camera in what is pretty much a yearly move.  The design has been more or less the same over the past three iterations of the this camera, and we're happy there's still a camouflage model for those armchair... >>

HP Sprout hands-on: Behold the PC of the future
Laptops

HP Sprout hands-on: Behold the PC of the future

By 10 February 2015

HP introduced a new Windows PC called Sprout in October last year but it isn't just your average desktop computer, it is an immersive computing platform that combines an all-in-one desktop with a natural user interface to provide an entirely touch-input... >>

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line
Cameras

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line

By 10 February 2015

Having first seen the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II a week ago - having aligned its products into their hierarchical roles, Olympus is now "doing a Canon" with its models, hence the "MkII" name - we've since explored the camera's capabilities at the Olympus... >>

Anki Overdrive is the robot car game that every kid will want, young and old
Gadgets

Anki Overdrive is the robot car game that every kid will want, young and old

By 10 February 2015

We've raved about Anki Drive in the past and it seems consumers agree with our views, making the racing game with iOS and Android-controllable robot cars the second biggest selling toy on Amazon.com last Christmas. However, Anki has not been resting on... >>

Panasonic Lumix GF7 review: Serious, but not just about selfies
Cameras 4 out of 5

Panasonic Lumix GF7 review: Serious, but not just about selfies

By 10 February 2015

Welcome to generation selfie. The Panasonic Lumix GF7 is the follow-up to 2013's GF6, complete with flip-forward screen for taking those delightfully pouty shots. And if that premise hasn't got you hooked then fear not - as the latest in the entry-level... >>

LG 55EC930V TV review: Throwing an OLED curveball at 4K competitors
Televisions 4.5 out of 5

LG 55EC930V TV review: Throwing an OLED curveball at 4K competitors

By 9 February 2015

With plasma having drawn its last breath, the choices you have for TV displays are narrowing. The vast majority are now LCD with some form of LED illumination, with plenty of advancements at all levels of set, or there's the typically more expensive OLED. ... >>