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Disney Infinity 3.0 preview: Not just a Star Wars sandbox

Disney Infinity 3.0 preview: Not just a Star Wars sandbox

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Disney Infinity could have rested on its laurels this year. Star Wars would certainly have shifted enough units with only minor changes. But happily we also have a range of enhancements injected from a trio of top tier developers. As is the way with toys-game... >>

EE Harrier review: Vertical take-off for budget 4G handset
4.5 stars

EE Harrier review: Vertical take-off for budget 4G handset

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Cut out the middle man – it's one of the best ways to save money. That's the idea behind the EE Harrier budget 4G smatphone: by getting rid of that Sony, Samsung, or whatever label, carrier-tied phones such as this can get you the most features for... >>

F1 2015 review: Pole position with few pit stops
4.0 stars

F1 2015 review: Pole position with few pit stops

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Rebooting a Formula One videogame franchise is a tough task, almost by definition: with F1 games, authenticity is the name of the game, so the way any new game looks and plays is never going to differ radically from its predecessors. However, with F1... >>

Pebble Time review: A smartwatch stepping stone
4.0 stars

Pebble Time review: A smartwatch stepping stone

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When Pebble announced its second-generation smartwatch it became the most successful Kickstarter project ever, smashing all records and reaping $1 million in just 30 minutes of the funding round starting. The Pebble Time, and the subsequently unveiled... >>

Sony MDR-1ABT review: Bluetooth bliss?
4.0 stars

Sony MDR-1ABT review: Bluetooth bliss?

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Sony makes a variety of MDR-1 headphones, from the excellent "standard" model, through to an older overpriced noise-cancelling model and, now, with the arrival of the MDR-1ABT, a wireless Bluetooth version. Built around the familiar design complete with... >>

Showtime streaming hands-on: Not just on-demand films and shows but also live TV

Showtime streaming hands-on: Not just on-demand films and shows but also live TV

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Showtime has followed in HBO's footsteps by launching a standalone streaming service in the US. It's called Showtime, of course, and it's a lot like HBO Now in that you don't need a cable subscription in order to watch. Showtime is almost as popular as... >>

Homido is a universal virtual reality headset for smartphones (hands-on)

Homido is a universal virtual reality headset for smartphones (hands-on)

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There's a lot of talk about VR at the moment, from the cheapest of the cheap - Google Cardboard - to the premium experience like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. The Homido Virtual Reality Headset is a headset that's been cleverly designed to accept any smartphone... >>

Canon EOS 750D review: Revered mid-ranger
4.0 stars

Canon EOS 750D review: Revered mid-ranger

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Canon is testing the water with its latest DSLR cameras. The EOS 750D, which updates the earlier 700D mid-ranger from 2013, is also joined by the ever-so-slightly higher specification 760D, giving more choice to customers. Or just adding more confusion.... >>

Sony Xperia Z3+ review: Hot stuff (literally)
3.5 stars

Sony Xperia Z3+ review: Hot stuff (literally)

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Sony has been moulding its Xperia Z-series flagship smartphone line into the perfect model. Well, it more-or-less achieved that with the Z3 towards the end of 2014, so for the new Z3+ to arrive mid-2015 led us to believe we'd be getting more hot stuff.... >>

Amazon Echo review: Ace assistant, average speaker
3.5 stars

Amazon Echo review: Ace assistant, average speaker

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Amazon has launched a cylindrical, internet-connected Bluetooth-capable speaker called Echo, which doubles as your personal cloud-based assistant, addressed as Alexa. Because you've always wanted to talk to a home speaker, right? "Alexa, who is the mayor... >>