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Sirin Labs Solarin: What kind of Android phone does £9.5K get you?

Sirin Labs Solarin: What kind of Android phone does £9.5K get you?

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Sirin Labs has raised over £72 million to launch a super secure Android smartphone called Solarin, which it's going to sell for £9,500. It feels like a high-end alternative to BlackBerry, running Android. What's not to love? Oh, yeah, that price. While... >>

PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater

PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater

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FIFA has been sitting on the footy games throne for a fair few years now, with little or no competition of note, but it could very well be replaced this year. We've played PES 2017 and it is good. Scrub that, it is superb. Considering we've only had access... >>

Asus Zenfone 3, Zenfone Deluxe and Zenfone Ultra preview: Three-way attack on phone market

Asus Zenfone 3, Zenfone Deluxe and Zenfone Ultra preview: Three-way attack on phone market

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Asus has stealthily been building up quite the smartphone following over the past two years since it launched the Zenfone series. According to the company, the Zenfone and Zenfone 2 have hit user rates of 30 million in 30 markets. The launch of the... >>

Volvo XC90 review: Setting the SUV standard
5.0 stars

Volvo XC90 review: Setting the SUV standard

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In car terms, half a decade is a lifetime. So the last Volvo XC90's 12-year production run represents something of an unusual case. It sold well right to the end but was out-smarted by a new breed of big SUVs. Enter the new XC90. The first production... >>

Asus Transformer 3 Pro preview: Gives the Surface a run for its money

Asus Transformer 3 Pro preview: Gives the Surface a run for its money

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Asus unveiled three new 2-in-1 devices at Computex this year. Having led the way in the detachable tablet market, it seems keen to maintain its lead and the Transformer 3 Pro suggests the company is right on track. Its a device that sometimes exceeds... >>

Asus Zenbook 3 preview: A superthin MacBook killer?

Asus Zenbook 3 preview: A superthin MacBook killer?

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It seems every Computex Asus manages to get us to fall in love (or perhaps lust) with its latest Zenbook. And this year’s offering, the Asus Zenbook 3, is no exception. It’s not only beautifully crafted, using aerospace grade alloy and the signature... >>

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

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Asus unveiled its latest liquid cooled gaming laptop at Computex this year and, as expected, it’s a heavyweight. The Republic of Gamers is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and the Asus ROG GX800 appears to be the company's thank you to its... >>

Mercedes-Benz C220d AMG Line Coupe first drive: Covering all bases

Mercedes-Benz C220d AMG Line Coupe first drive: Covering all bases

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What's in a name? For their medium-sized executive coupes, both Audi and BMW have chosen to position their more sporting offerings as stand-alone to the saloon versions, with the respective A5 and 4-Series. That means a different name and different styling.... >>

Overwatch review: Accessible, addictive and awfully good fun
4.5 stars

Overwatch review: Accessible, addictive and awfully good fun

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If Overwatch was an animal, it would be a small, cute, friendly dog, intent on meeting everybody and licking their faces. From the off, Overwatch is one of the most accessible and inviting games you will ever encounter – which is some achievement, given... >>

Canon EOS 1300D review: Entry-level ace?
4.0 stars

Canon EOS 1300D review: Entry-level ace?

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Thanks to smartphones, everyone's a photographer these days – but what happens when you hit your iPhone or Galaxy's imaging limits and realise you need something a bit beefier? Chances are, your first thought is to buy yourself what used to be known... >>