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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,... >>

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha: The smartphone with selfie lighting (hands-on)
Phones

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha: The smartphone with selfie lighting (hands-on)

By 23 October 2014

Alcatel OneTouch has added a new flagship handset to its Idol range in the Alpha. Yes it's similarly named to another recent release, yes it also has a premium build with metal edge. But no, it's not the same. We got to spend time using the Alpha, trying... >>

Apple iPad mini 3 review: A tablet that struggles to find its place
Tablets 3.5 out of 5

Apple iPad mini 3 review: A tablet that struggles to find its place

By 23 October 2014

When the iPad mini with Retina display launched alongside the iPad Air in 2013 the biggest choice you had to worry about was whether or not you wanted a 7.9-inch or a 9.7-inch screen. The message from Apple was clear: you get the same power either way.... >>

Bayonetta 2 review: Raucous and racy, the best game you'll never play
Gaming 4.5 out of 5

Bayonetta 2 review: Raucous and racy, the best game you'll never play

By 23 October 2014

Anyone who bemoans the alleged lack of strong lead female characters in games hasn't come across Bayonetta. Frankly, she makes Lara Croft look like a prissy little wuss. Bayonetta is a witch, for starters, has guns built into her high heels, can transmogrify... >>

Panasonic Lumix LX100 review: High-end highs and lows
Cameras 4.5 out of 5

Panasonic Lumix LX100 review: High-end highs and lows

By 22 October 2014

When we first saw the Panasonic Lumix LX100 we were impressed that the company had finally squeezed a large-size Micro Four Thirds sensor into a compact camera. It's the exact thing photo enthusiasts have been calling on for years now; a nod to high-end... >>

Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better
Tablets 5 out of 5

Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better

By 22 October 2014

The original iPad Air is a fantastic tablet. Perfect for the home, upon its launch in 2013 it shared the stage with the more portable iPad mini with Retina display, offering equal power in different sized packages. One year on and it's the turn of the... >>


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