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Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei is fast becoming a big name in the smartphone world, producing well-built and well-specced devices for less than its competitors. The recent Mate 9 was a good device, meaning expectations are high for the company's next P flagship.Well it's now... Read more

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

The launch of LG's next flagship is finally here, following months and months of rumours and teasers. The new device has made its debut at Mobile World Congress on 26 February, bringing with it a huge display, all new design and some great specs.Here... Read more

Neato Botvac D5 Connected review: A Dyson 360 Eye competitor?
4.0 stars

Neato Botvac D5 Connected review: A Dyson 360 Eye competitor?

By Britta O'Boyle

Robot vacuum cleaners are becoming more popular with several big players now in the market, including Dyson. Some are great, others not so much, but all of them are pricey, typically costing upwards of £600.Neato brought the cost down a little with the... Read more

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced two new smartwatches, designed in collaboration with Google. The two devices will be the poster boys for Android Wear 2.0, which launches at the same time, bringing some excellent new features.As their names suggest, the LG Watch Style... Read more

Kia Rio (2017) review: All about connectivity
4.0 stars

Kia Rio (2017) review: All about connectivity

By Britta O'Boyle

The new Kia Rio features support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a range of safety features from autonomous emergency breaking to lane departure warning systems, making it the most technologically advanced Rio yet.The Korean company... Read more

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan's Micra has been around for decades. Since 1983 in fact, selling over 3.5million in Europe alone during its lifetime. It's a car everyone has heard of, even if not for all the best reasons.Despite its popularity, the Micra hasn't ever been the... Read more

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced a new family of smartphones in the U range, designed to focus on delivering smartphones that serve you better, as their names suggest.The U Ultra debuted alongside the mid-range U Play, and although the U Ultra isn't HTC's 2017 flagship,... Read more

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced two new smartphones in the form of the U Ultra and the U Play, both of which have been designed to focus around you, as their names suggest.The two devices feature very similar and unique designs, but they differ in what they offer in... Read more

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

By Britta O'Boyle

Smartwatches and fitness trackers have yet again had a noticeable presence at CES 2017. We haven't seen as many devices as previous years, but there have been a number of announcements within the smartwatch and fitness tracking fields worthy of attention.From new... Read more

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

By Britta O'Boyle

The New Balance smartwatch rumoured for sometime is finally here in the form of the RunIQ. The company announced the Android Wear-powered device along with the PaceIQ wireless sports headphones at CES 2017, with availability for both starting in February. The... Read more

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Chinese manufacturer Honor announced at CES 2017 that it would be bringing its 6X smartphone to the US and Europe. The device arrives in early January for £225 and it brings with it some pretty impressive specs for the cash.Here is how the Honor 6X compares... Read more

Honor 6X vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

Honor 6X vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sub-brand of Huawei, Honor, has announced at CES 2017 that its 6X smartphone will be heading further than just China, with plans for both US and Europe.The Honor 5X's successor arrives on 4 January starting at £225, but how does it compare to the slightly... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs A3 vs S7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs A3 vs S7: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones at CES 2017, adding two mid-tier devices to its portfolio.The A5 and A3 will be available towards the end of January, plugging the gap in the wait for the Galaxy S8 flagship, which is expected... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced its new range of MacBook Pros at the end of 2016. There is a 13-inch model and a 15-inch model available, both sporting a new feature called Touch Bar, along with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.Replacing the function keys on the keyboard... Read more

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus might be over a year old, but they are available all around the world from multiple retailers and they are cheaper than their successors - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.Not much changed in terms of design compared... Read more

Emporio Armani Connected preview: Simple and sophisticated

Emporio Armani Connected preview: Simple and sophisticated

By Britta O'Boyle

Fossil has been busy stirring up the smartwatch world, launching a number of devices over the last year in collaboration with several fashion companies. The latest to join the party come from Diesel, Kate Spade and Emporio Armani.Like the other two fashion... Read more

Best iPad Pro 9.7 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro 9.7 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPad Pro 9.7 launched at an event in March 2016. The smaller iPad Pro was revealed in place of a next-generation Air model and it brings with it a host of features, including Apple Pencil compatibility and improved cameras on the front and rear.Despite offering... Read more

Best iPhone SE cases: Protect your new 4-inch Apple smartphone

Best iPhone SE cases: Protect your new 4-inch Apple smartphone

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPhone portfolio includes a 4-inch smartphone, known to friends as the iPhone SE. The special edition smartphone succeeded the two-and-half-year-old iPhone 5S with a very similar design, identical measurements and some great hardware improvements.The... Read more

Fitbit Flex 2 review: Simple, stylish tracking
4.0 stars

Fitbit Flex 2 review: Simple, stylish tracking

By Britta O'Boyle

The Flex 2 is the sequel to the Fitbit's original all-day activity-tracker. It brings together fitness-tracking and sleep-tracking into a simple yet stylish wrist-worn design.It isn't as feature-rich as the company's Charge 2 or Blaze, it doesn't have... Read more

How to wipe an iPhone and transfer your content to a new iPhone

How to wipe an iPhone and transfer your content to a new iPhone

By Britta O'Boyle

You've got a new iPhone and you need to move everything from your old iPhone to your new one? No problem.Luckily moving from iPhone to iPhone is a piece of cake but we have detailed a step-by-step guide to help you make the process as smooth as possible.Here... Read more

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple iPad Pro was announced in September 2015 after months and months of rumours and speculation. It is no small device with a display size of 12.9-inches in comparison to the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and its smaller brother, the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4,... Read more

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung latest flagship smartphones come in the form of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, both of which were the subject of many rumours in the run up to their official unveiling in March 2016.The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices offer a similar... Read more

Best Pixel and Pixel XL cases: Protect your new Google phone

Best Pixel and Pixel XL cases: Protect your new Google phone

By Britta O'Boyle

Google announced its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at the beginning of October, revealing the new Android poster boys for all the world to see.The two devices take over from the popular Nexus range and they bring premium designs, flagship specs, and all... Read more

Google Pixel XL vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Google Pixel XL vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL have been on the market for a few months now, and while it might not end up being the most popular among consumers, it's one of the best phones we've reviewed this year. The Pixel XL offers flagship specs and a premium design,... Read more

TomTom Touch review: Out of touch
3.0 stars

TomTom Touch review: Out of touch

By Britta O'Boyle

Behold the fitness tracker that will not only tell you how many steps you've taken and how high your heart rate is, but also your body's fat percentage. Say hello to the TomTom Touch.The Touch was unveiled when Fitbit launched the Charge 2 and Withings... Read more

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review: Simply the best
5.0 stars

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review: Simply the best

By Britta O'Boyle

aThe third-generation Kindle Paperwhite was released in June 2015 so while it's not the newest or most advanced Kindle around, that's not to say it isn't the best.Succeeded by the significantly more expensive and square Kindle Oasis, the latest Paperwhite... Read more

DieselOn Time preview: Solid, stylish, smart

DieselOn Time preview: Solid, stylish, smart

By Britta O'Boyle

Fossil's latest fashion smartwatch collaborations come in the form of Diesel, Kate Spade and Emporio Armani, joining the existing partnerships with Michael Kors and Danish brand Skagen.Like the Skagen Connected previewed at IFA 2016, the DieselOn Time... Read more

Kate Spade Hybrid Smartwatch preview: Fashion and tech in perfect harmony

Kate Spade Hybrid Smartwatch preview: Fashion and tech in perfect harmony

By Britta O'Boyle

New York fashion brand Kate Spade is entering the smartwatch world, with a little help from the Fossil Group. The two companies have teamed up to launch the Kate Spade Hybrid Smartwatch, following in the footsteps of Michael Kors and Skagen, both of... Read more

Fossil expands smartwatch portfolio with Diesel, Armani and Kate Spade models

Fossil expands smartwatch portfolio with Diesel, Armani and Kate Spade models

By Britta O'Boyle

Fossil announced at Baselworld 2016 that it would bring its smartwatch technology to numerous brands. We saw the launch of the Michael Kors Access in September and a preview of the Skagen Connected at IFA 2016, but now the company has shown off its... Read more

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos Trueplay is a software feature that will allow anyone who owns a Sonos speaker to tune it specifically to the room it is in. In a similar way to how someone might tune a professional hi-fi system, Sonos essentially brought this technology to the... Read more

How to control Sonos through Spotify

How to control Sonos through Spotify

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has released the over-the-air software update that allows users to play music directly from the Spotify app, rather than just through the Sonos app.Until now, Sonos users were required to sign into their Spotify Premium account via the Sonos app... Read more

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

By Britta O'Boyle

Autonomous vehicles are no longer just a figment of the imagination, nor are they the preserve of science fiction. They are coming and whether you like the idea or not, in 10 years time, it's likely that autonomous vehicles will be considered the norm.Each... Read more

Nissan takes on Tesla's Powerwall with its own xStorage home battery, pre-orders now open

Nissan takes on Tesla's Powerwall with its own xStorage home battery, pre-orders now open

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan has announced pre-orders are now open for its home power storage solution, xStorage, which was revealed in May 2016.Teaming up with Eaton - a power management company - the xStorage steps into the same space as the Tesla Powerwall, aiming to provide... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple unveiled several new devices at an event in March 2016, one of which was the update to the iPad Air 2, only it doesn't sit in the Air range. Instead, the latest 9.7-incher comes in the form of a smaller iPad Pro. We have put the specs of... Read more

Alexa, clean my house: Neato Botvac adds Echo integration

Alexa, clean my house: Neato Botvac adds Echo integration

By Britta O'Boyle

Neato Robotics has announced support for Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, enabling users to control their Botvac Connected robot vacuum with their voice through Alexa.The partnership will launch with four supported commands to begin with, comprising start,... Read more

HTC 10 Evo vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

HTC 10 Evo vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced the HTC 10 Evo, adding another beautiful metal unibody smartphone to its portfolio.The HTC 10 Evo carries many of the same specs as the Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt, but how does it compare to the flagship HTC 10?Read on as we run down... Read more

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus's latest device - the OnePlus 3T - is the successor to the OnePlus 3 announced earlier this year bringing with it a faster processor and beefier battery.The new device will go against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the Google Pixel... Read more

OnePlus 3T: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

OnePlus 3T: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

The OnePlus 3 is a fantastic smartphone and although the company ditched the "flagship killer" branding, it is probably this generation that would have been most-worthy of the tagline.Unfortunately for all those who thought the same as us and purchased the... Read more

OnePlus 3T vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

OnePlus 3T vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has just launched a faster and more efficient OnePlus 3, called the OnePlus 3T.Aside from the processor and battery capacity, many of the other specs are similar to the OnePlus 3, ensuring another flagship killer is going to be available very... Read more

Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei has announced two new Mate smartphones: the Mate 9 and the Porsche Design Mate 9. The latter is a smaller, more premium model of the Mate 9, offering a curved display and a lovely premium build.First glance at the Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9... Read more

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei announced two new smartphones at an event in Munich in the form of the Mate 9 and the Porsche Design Mate 9, the latter of which will be a "strictly limited edition".The two devices succeeded the Mate 8, which launched at the end of last year and... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016) vs Surface Book (2015) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016) vs Surface Book (2015) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft announced a couple of new devices to its mobile computing portfolio in 2015 with the launch of the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book. One year on and a new device has joined the party in the form of the Surface Book with Performance Base,... Read more

Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: Which should you choose?

Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: Which should you choose?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google has two new champion smartphones. These "Made by Google" smartphones bring a premium design, coupled with flagships specs and they will be hitting the shelves from 20 October.But how do the Google Pixel XL and the Google Pixel compare. If you're... Read more

Google Pixel vs Apple iPhone 7: Which should you choose?

Google Pixel vs Apple iPhone 7: Which should you choose?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL replace the Nexus line-up with a couple of premium and desirable devices running pure Android.The Pixel is the smaller of the two smartphones and its price tag puts it in iPhone territory. The question is, how does it compare... Read more

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: When and where can I get them?

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: When and where can I get them?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google officially took the wraps of its new pure Android smartphones at the beginning of October - the Pixel and Pixel XL. The devices replace the Nexus range and bring with them a premium design, flagship specs and simple "G" branding.The Pixel offers... Read more

Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Which should you choose?

Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Which should you choose?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google's latest pure Android smartphones are finally here in the form of the Pixel and the Pixel XL. Both bring a lovely premium design, flagship specs and some serious competition to the rest of the smartphone market, including both Samsung and Apple.The... Read more

Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: What's the difference?

Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google launched a couple of new devices at its 4 October event, both of which are manufactured by HTC and both of which are the new poster boys for Android Nougat. Traditionally they would have fallen under Nexus branding, but this year Google changed... Read more

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?

By Britta O'Boyle

With the Note 7 having died a death, there's a big hole in some people's smartphone choices. Fortunately there are some very strong candidates. But do you go with Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge, or embrace the new Google Phone, the Pixel XL?We've lived with... Read more

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the difference?

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google's new pure Android handsets are no longer branded as Nexus, instead moving over to Pixel and tagged as "Made by Google". This is a new direction for Google as the company takes control of its smartphone business more directly as it targets the... Read more

Michael Kors Access Bradshaw review: An Android Wear smartwatch you'll actually want to wear
4.5 stars

Michael Kors Access Bradshaw review: An Android Wear smartwatch you'll actually want to wear

By Britta O'Boyle

Michael Kors is a fashion label with a huge presence, so when it announces a smartwatch it's a big deal, just as it was when Tag Heuer and Guess did the same.But this isn't just about the tech, it's about the luxury surrounding the tech. The Access smartwatch... Read more