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The Pure DiscovR smart speaker lets you stop Alexa listening 24/7
The Pure DiscovR smart speaker lets you stop Alexa listening 24/7 By Andrew Williams

A lot of smart speakers could pass for normal wireless speakers with mics jammed in, but the Pure DiscovR is a little different.It’s a smart speaker Read more

Lenovo’s new Yoga laptops focus on sound and vision, Dolby Vision
Lenovo’s new Yoga laptops focus on sound and vision, Dolby Vision By Andrew Williams

Lenovo has announced three new premium Yoga-series laptops, the Yoga C930, Yoga Book C930 and Yoga S730.The Lenovo Yoga C930 is the priciest of the three, Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the anti-MacBook of the Windows laptop world
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the anti-MacBook of the Windows laptop world By Andrew Williams

Lenovo has announced a new entry in its much-loved ThinkPad X1 series, the X1 Extreme.Many of the touchstones of X1 Carbon laptops are here. In a climate Read more

Olloclip’s Multi-Device Clip finally gives Android phones its latest lenses
Olloclip’s Multi-Device Clip finally gives Android phones its latest lenses By Andrew Williams

Olloclip’s Multi-Device clip lets you use the company’s iPhone X camera lenses on just about any Android.Since 2011 Olloclip has made lens attachments Read more

Harman Kardon Enchant wants to lure you away from the Sonos Playbar
Harman Kardon Enchant wants to lure you away from the Sonos Playbar By Andrew Williams

Harman Kardon announced a new series of home cinema soundbars at IFA, the Enchant range.There are two models, the Enchant 800 and 1300. Read more

JBL Endurance Peak are true wireless earphones that last a marathon, if you’re fast
JBL Endurance Peak are true wireless earphones that last a marathon, if you’re fast By Andrew Williams

JBL has announced a new pair of true wireless earphones, the Endurance Peak.These might be the sportiest true wireless earphones around. Read more

Sony MDR-Z7M2 may be some of the finest closed-back headphones you can buy
Sony MDR-Z7M2 may be some of the finest closed-back headphones you can buy By Andrew Williams

Sony has updated its high-end MDR-Z7 headphones in a second-gen version, the Sony MDR-Z7M2.This new pair looks like its predecessor, with a moody black Read more

Sony’s SRS-XB501G is a wireless speaker just begging to party
Sony’s SRS-XB501G is a wireless speaker just begging to party By Andrew Williams

The Sony SRS-XB501G is a portable speaker for those who need much more oomph than a UE Boom 2 can provide.It looks like a miniature PA speaker. And it’s Read more

Sony’s e-paper FES Watch U finally gets a release outside Japan
Sony’s e-paper FES Watch U finally gets a release outside Japan By Andrew Williams

The Sony FES Watch U is a watch with a strap and face design you can change with the press of a button.Its face and strap have a layer of e-paper, which Read more

Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless earphones look great, and cost a packet
Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless earphones look great, and cost a packet By Andrew Williams

Sennheiser has finally announced its first true wireless earphones, the Momentum True Wireless. Read more

Polaroid Mint 2-in-1 is an insta camera for the selfie generation
Polaroid Mint 2-in-1 is an insta camera for the selfie generation By Andrew Williams

Polaroid has announced an insta-print camera, the Mint 2-in-1, and a standalone Mint printer. Both will be available at Argos from October.This isn’t Read more

Apple’s latest acquisition points to future augmented reality smart glasses
Apple’s latest acquisition points to future augmented reality smart glasses By Andrew Williams

Apple has bought Akonia Holographics, a company that specialises in the kind of “waveguide” displays used in augmented reality glasses.Big companies Read more

DTS Play-Fi gets Alexa Cast, to make posh streamer speakers better
DTS Play-Fi gets Alexa Cast, to make posh streamer speakers better By Andrew Williams

The DTS Play-Fi platform has incorporated Alexa Cast support, a handy addition for streamers like the Pioneer F4, Arcam rPlay and McIntosh MB50.Alexa Cast Read more

Jaybird X4 are wireless sport earphones you can dunk in the bath
Jaybird X4 are wireless sport earphones you can dunk in the bath By Andrew Williams

The Jaybird X-series of sport headphones has been around for half a decade, and the latest Jaybird X4 pair levels them up with the best water resistance Read more

Asus ZenBook Flip 13 and 15 are super-compact convertible laptops
Asus ZenBook Flip 13 and 15 are super-compact convertible laptops By Andrew Williams

Asus has trimmed down its Flip 13 and 15 360-degree hinge laptops to make them more portable than ever.We’re no strangers to Asus’s Flip laptops. They Read more

Asus’s latest ZenBook laptops are smaller and tougher than ever
Asus’s latest ZenBook laptops are smaller and tougher than ever By Andrew Williams

Asus showed off new versions of its 13, 14 and 15-inch ZenBook laptops at IFA 2018, complete with military spec frames and NanoEdge displays.Asus’s standard Read more

Diesel Full Guard 2.5 is the biggest Wear OS watch around
Diesel Full Guard 2.5 is the biggest Wear OS watch around By Andrew Williams

Ever looked at a smartwatch and thought, yeah it’s nice, but I wish it were bigger? That’s what the Diesel Full Guard 2.5 is here for.Sure, we’ve Read more

YouTube alternative Facebook Watch launches in the UK
YouTube alternative Facebook Watch launches in the UK By Andrew Williams

Facebook’s video streaming platform Watch has launched globally, a year after arriving in the US.Facebook Watch was originally announced back on 9 August Read more

Acer Swift 5 and Swift 3: the lightest laptop, and then the most ordinary
Acer Swift 5 and Swift 3: the lightest laptop, and then the most ordinary By Andrew Williams

Acer has lifted the lid on the Swift 5, which it showed off earlier in 2018 as the “lightest 15-inch laptop in the world”, and tweaked Swift 3 models. Read more

Acer’s Aspire line-up offers a laptop for just about everyone
Acer’s Aspire line-up offers a laptop for just about everyone By Andrew Williams

Acer has announced its new Aspire line-up, full of laptops for people who want plenty of substance without the cost of a super-slim and stylish model.The Read more

Dell refreshes its Inspiron laptop line with new hybrids
Dell refreshes its Inspiron laptop line with new hybrids By Andrew Williams

Dell has announced new Inspiron laptops perfect for people who don’t want to spent the amount an XPS model costs.First up is the Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1. Read more

Moto One photos and G6 Plus with a display notch spotted
Moto One photos and G6 Plus with a display notch spotted By Andrew Williams

Images of rumoured upcoming Motorola Moto One and a new version of the Moto G6 Plus have been published online. Read more

YouTube app now wants to make sure you don’t watch too much YouTube
YouTube app now wants to make sure you don’t watch too much YouTube By Andrew Williams

The YouTube app has now added “digital wellbeing” features designed to stop us getting too addicted to video streaming and social media. Read more

Skagen Falster 2 smartwatch adds brains to beauty
Skagen Falster 2 smartwatch adds brains to beauty By Andrew Williams

Skagen’s Falster 2 takes the pretty design that made the original Falster smartwatch so superficially appealing and adds to it all the features missing Read more

Mystery HTC phone spotted in benchmark results
Mystery HTC phone spotted in benchmark results By Andrew Williams

The HTC U12 Life is expected to be announced later this week and, just in time, a mystery HTC phone has shown up in Geekbench’s database. Read more

HDR10+ arrives on Samsung and Panasonic TVs
HDR10+ arrives on Samsung and Panasonic TVs By Andrew Williams

Samsung and Panasonic are the first to plug HDR10+ support into their TVs. Read more

LG V40 ThinQ gets fleshed-out in 3D render
LG V40 ThinQ gets fleshed-out in 3D render By Andrew Williams

LG’s next flagship phone, the V40 ThinQ, has been brought to life in a 3D rendered video. Read more

Pure’s Elan IR radios offer Spotify Connect for under £100
Pure’s Elan IR radios offer Spotify Connect for under £100 By Andrew Williams

The Pure Elan IR3 and I5 are Spotify Connect speakers and internet radios that’ll supply tunes on holiday as well as at your bedside. Read more

Motorola One Power, an Android iPhone X you can afford?
Motorola One Power, an Android iPhone X you can afford? By Andrew Williams

The Motorola One and One Power have been leaked online, and look like quite the pair of tasty mid-range Androids. Read more

Vespa Elettrica all-electric scooter coming in October: Mods get modern
Vespa Elettrica all-electric scooter coming in October: Mods get modern By Andrew Williams

Want the smug satisfaction of an electric vehicle without the cost of a Tesla? It’s time to check out the Vespa Elettrica. Read more

New iPhone A12 CPU could make it last up to 40 per cent longer
New iPhone A12 CPU could make it last up to 40 per cent longer By Andrew Williams

Apple’s next iPhones will be official in less than a month, and one of the few specs we have a good idea of is its processor, the Apple A12. Read more

Dell XPS 2-in-1 15-inch review: Hybrid laptop is flippin' great
4.5 stars Dell XPS 2-in-1 15-inch review: Hybrid laptop is flippin' great By Andrew Williams

The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is a hybrid laptop with 360 degree hinge. It's expensive, but it's an excellent multi-form laptop for designers & photographers Read more

Honor 7A review: Great design simply lacks the expected performance
3.0 stars Honor 7A review: Great design simply lacks the expected performance By Andrew Williams

The price and hardware may be right for an affordable phone, but the Honor 7A’s real-world performance is not. Shame. Read more

Acer Swift 7 review: The smartphone-thin laptop is here
3.5 stars Acer Swift 7 review: The smartphone-thin laptop is here By Andrew Williams

When you think the laptop has got about as slim as it can get, a company pushes the envelope. Which is exactly what Acer has done with the new Swift 7 Read more

Dell XPS 13 review: The best ultraportable ever?
5.0 stars Dell XPS 13 review: The best ultraportable ever? By Andrew Williams

The Dell XPS 13 is thinner than the last version and has a new fingerprint scanner too. As laptops go it's one of the best Windows options available. Read more

Lenovo Yoga 920 review: Design delight with mighty battery life
4.5 stars Lenovo Yoga 920 review: Design delight with mighty battery life By Andrew Williams

The Yoga 920 is Lenovo's latest take on a hybrid laptop for people with plenty of money who want something worth showing off. At £1,399 with no extra Read more

Acer Swift 5 review: Lightweight design means limited longevity
4.0 stars Acer Swift 5 review: Lightweight design means limited longevity By Andrew Williams

Shop for a laptop with a good budget to play with and you have to make one key choice pretty early on: do you want a very light laptop you can take anywhere, Read more

Denon Envaya DSB-250 review: Sensational sound from this small-scale portable Bluetooth speaker
5.0 stars Denon Envaya DSB-250 review: Sensational sound from this small-scale portable Bluetooth speaker By Andrew Williams

These days, home assistant speakers are hot stuff. We've signed all the T&Cs and asked Alexa and Google Assistant all the weird questions a five-year-old Read more

Asus ZenBook Flip S review: One flippin' good-looking 360-degree laptop
4.0 stars Asus ZenBook Flip S review: One flippin' good-looking 360-degree laptop By Andrew Williams

Asus was the original pioneer of modern hybrid computers. Give us half a chance and we'll start reminiscing about the old Transformer tablets, a bit like Read more

HP Envy 13 review: One powerful, versatile and affordable laptop
4.5 stars HP Envy 13 review: One powerful, versatile and affordable laptop By Andrew Williams

Laptops used to come in about three flavours: sleek and portable, big and powerful, or cheap and nasty. What a choice, eh?The HP Envy 13 is a laptop that Read more

Acer Swift 3 review: A solid, affordable laptop choice
4.0 stars Acer Swift 3 review: A solid, affordable laptop choice By Andrew Williams

For a while tech seemed to be getting cheaper. Bargain phones, affordable all-metal laptops and the like gave the careful buyer something to be happy about. Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: The perfect Windows remedy for MacBook haters
4.0 stars Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: The perfect Windows remedy for MacBook haters By Andrew Williams

Not every portable laptop secretly wants to be a MacBook. No other series quite nails the "not a MacBook" angle like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, while Read more

Acer Chromebook 11 review: The best budget Chromebook yet?
4.5 stars Acer Chromebook 11 review: The best budget Chromebook yet? By Andrew Williams

In the early days Chromebooks were fairly limited things without an internet connection and would only let you install a handful of Chrome extension apps. Read more

Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: Chrome OS is about to enter a new league
4.0 stars Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: Chrome OS is about to enter a new league By Andrew Williams

The main aim of most Chromebooks is to offer a decent computing experience for little cash. That price proposition is changing, though, with higher-end Read more

Acer Chromebook 11 N7 review: A rugged and well-priced Windows-alternative
4.0 stars Acer Chromebook 11 N7 review: A rugged and well-priced Windows-alternative By Andrew Williams

Chromebooks have been around for years, but we still meet plenty of people who don't know what they are. If you're going to buy a laptop, it might as well Read more

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA review: Great battery and price point, but limited performance credentials
4.0 stars Asus Transformer Mini T102HA review: Great battery and price point, but limited performance credentials By Andrew Williams

The Asus Transformer Mini T102HA is a hybrid for people who want a Surface Pro 4 but can't face the price.It's smaller, far cheaper and, simply put, not Read more

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: The convertible king?
4.5 stars Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: The convertible king? By Andrew Williams

There are a few kinds of hybrid laptop: ones with screens that pull off; those with 360-degree hinges; and (now rarer) ones whose screens flip around, Read more

Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: The best 15-inch laptop in its class
5.0 stars Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: The best 15-inch laptop in its class By Andrew Williams

Windows laptops have a bit of an identity problem. Everyone knows about MacBooks, but a lot of people who ask us for advice don't even know where to start Read more

Asus ZenBook 3 review: A super-thin MacBook killer?
3.5 stars Asus ZenBook 3 review: A super-thin MacBook killer? By Andrew Williams

Where Apple goes, others follow. The Asus ZenBook 3 is this effect in action, taking the much-loved ZenBook design, removing most of the ports and squashing Read more

Acer Spin 5 review: An affordable all-rounder
4.0 stars Acer Spin 5 review: An affordable all-rounder By Andrew Williams

Tech is getting more expensive. Apple, Tesla, Nescafe and just about every other company out there has either already put up prices in the UK, or is planning Read more

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