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Far Cry Primal review: Kings of the Stone Age
4.5 stars

Far Cry Primal review: Kings of the Stone Age

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In the modern games industry, once a publisher has a hit and follows it up with a successful sequel, all thoughts of risk and reward go out of the window. For that marks the point at which a new "franchise" is established, and we all know what those are... >>

Mattel ThingMaker preview: 3D printing for the Minecraft generation

Mattel ThingMaker preview: 3D printing for the Minecraft generation

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The barrier to new technology for children is rarely that they don’t understand it. More often it’s that they don’t know how to access it, or that creation tools aren’t visible to them. Minecraft is successful not only because its technology enables... >>

Omate Rise preview: Full Android 3G smartwatch with carbon fibre for $280

Omate Rise preview: Full Android 3G smartwatch with carbon fibre for $280

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Omate, more well known for children's watches, is making its entrance into the big boys game with an impressive offering. The Omate Rise plans to straddle the boundaries between connectivity, form and price. Omate says the Rise, when it arrives in June,... >>

Cat S60 preview: Heat vision, Android 6.0 and can take an underwater beating

Cat S60 preview: Heat vision, Android 6.0 and can take an underwater beating

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The Cat S60 is a huge leap forward for the company. It's no longer just about being the most tough phone on the planet, it's now about being cutting edge too. As such Cat has crammed in a Flir thermal imaging camera, full Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and... >>

Sony Xperia XA: Edge-to-edge beauty

Sony Xperia XA: Edge-to-edge beauty

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Sony used Mobile World Congress to announce a new series of smartphones that will sit below the flagship Z line and above the mid-range M line. The Xperia X series features three handsets - the Xperia X, the Xperia XA and the Xperia X Performance. The... >>

Microsoft Lumia 650: Windows 10, quality build on a budget

Microsoft Lumia 650: Windows 10, quality build on a budget

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Windows 10 is well and truly upon us and in case you didn't know Microsoft has made a big deal out of its Lumia phones. Plenty have arrived from the top end Lumia 950 to the Lumia 550. The latest edition is the affordable Lumia 650. Windows 10 is here... >>

Microsoft Surface Book review: One for the books
4.0 stars

Microsoft Surface Book review: One for the books

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After picking up the Microsoft Surface Book the bag in which it was placed promptly ripped through at the handles as we wandered down the street. Ah, this isn't a lightweight tablet-esque Surface product and, we suppose, we learnt that the hard way before... >>

Sony Xperia X: Sub-premium smartphones are surprisingly sexy

Sony Xperia X: Sub-premium smartphones are surprisingly sexy

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Sony launches smartphones more regularly than many of its rivals so it will come as no surprise that the company announced a trio of devices at Mobile World Congress. It is a mobile show after all. For those that were expecting the next Xperia flagship,... >>

HTC One X9: Boosting the mid-range with A9 design

HTC One X9: Boosting the mid-range with A9 design

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The HTC One X9 was originally launched in Asia in December 2016, and now this handset is spreading its wings and making its way to Europe, fusing design close to the HTC One A9, with a larger display, and the restoration of BoomSound. This probably isn't... >>

Samsung Gear 360 camera preview: Gear VR-friendly virtual reality video recorder

Samsung Gear 360 camera preview: Gear VR-friendly virtual reality video recorder

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Samsung has a device that is capable of playing VR and 360-degree videos, and a headset capable of personalising the experience. All it needed was a camera to shoot the immersive clips and the entire ecosystem would be complete. That’s where the Samsung... >>