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29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

By Britta O'Boyle

There are some things in life that manage to put a little spring in your step. Whether that be the spectacular view from the top of a mountain, a new smartphone, or a collection of 280 heritage cars all under one roof.If that last one has just made your... Read more

Driving with Nissan ProPILOT: Removing the legwork

Driving with Nissan ProPILOT: Removing the legwork

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan is one of the latest car manufacturers to hop on the autonomous driving bandwagon, having just announced its ProPILOT technology.The system is heading for the UK version of the Qashqai in 2017 and it aims is to assist drivers on the motorway, taking... Read more

Best LG G5 cases: Protect your new LG smartphone

Best LG G5 cases: Protect your new LG smartphone

By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced its new flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress at the end of February and it's a beauty. The G5 was one of the more interesting announcements that came out of the trade show in Barcelona, mainly thanks to its modular design.The LG... Read more

Withings Go review: Tracking on a budget
3.5 stars

Withings Go review: Tracking on a budget

By Britta O'Boyle

French company Withings has been central to the activity tracking and health markets for some time. It might not be as well known as the likes of Fitbit, but it has produced some winning devices in the past.Buy into the Withings platform and your options... Read more

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC's latest and greatest flagship finally arrived in April. The HTC 10 is a beautiful device offering a full metal build, chamfered edges on the front and the rear, as well as some cracking specs.The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powers the show, supported... Read more

Nissan makes autonomous driving accessible: ProPILOT coming to Qashqai in 2017

Nissan makes autonomous driving accessible: ProPILOT coming to Qashqai in 2017

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan has announced the launch of its autonomous driving technology, ProPILOT. The technology sees its debut on the new Nissan Serena that launches in Japan in August, but it will be coming to Europe in 2017 on the Nissan Qashqai, bringing self-driving... Read more

Wimbledon 2016: Behind the scenes with ESPN, 84 cameras and 120 members of staff

Wimbledon 2016: Behind the scenes with ESPN, 84 cameras and 120 members of staff

By Britta O'Boyle

If you're a tennis fan, there is a very good chance you've been glued to your phone, TV or tablet the last few days trying not to miss any of the highlights from the wonderfully British sporting event that is Wimbledon.For those lucky enough to have got... Read more

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus X: Which should you choose?

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus X: Which should you choose?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus finally unveiled its latest "flagship killer" at an event in June following months and months of rumours. As expected, the OnePlus 3 follows in the path of its predecessor, offering tremendous value for money but is it the right OnePlus device... Read more

Fitbit Alta review: High praise for low-level fitness tracking
4.0 stars

Fitbit Alta review: High praise for low-level fitness tracking

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit is arguably one of the most well-known companies when it comes to activity tracking, monopolising around 70 per cent of the market. It not only offers a huge selection of devices in comparison to its competitors, but it also offers an excellent... Read more

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now

By Britta O'Boyle

Intelligent heating systems are no longer something you find in the homes of the rich and famous, or those a step ahead of the curve.Over the last couple of years smart thermostats have really come into their own and there are now numerous options available,... Read more

Wileyfox Spark preview: Cheap but not cheerful

Wileyfox Spark preview: Cheap but not cheerful

By Britta O'Boyle

British company Wileyfox has announced three new smartphones: the Spark, Spark+ and Spark X.The three devices all aim at the budget end of the smartphone market, priced between £90 and £130, making them all cheaper than both the new generation of Moto... Read more

Volkswagen Beetle Dune (2016) first drive: Rugged and ready

Volkswagen Beetle Dune (2016) first drive: Rugged and ready

By Britta O'Boyle

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the world's most iconic cars. It might be available in various models these days, but there is no mistaking that bug shape, whether it's a 1940s model or one of the more recent variations.The latest model to join the Beetle... Read more

Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo-owned Motorola has announced four devices this year comprising the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the more recent Moto Z and Moto Z Force.The Moto G4 and G4 Plus target the budget end of the smartphone market, while the Moto Z and Moto Z Force aim for... Read more

Moto Z vs Moto X: Force, Style, Play compared

Moto Z vs Moto X: Force, Style, Play compared

By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo-owned Motorola announced its latest flagship smartphones at the beginning of June in the form of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force.The two devices succeed the Moto X range of devices, of which there were three announced last year, but what else is different... Read more

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

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

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus grabbed headlines when it launched its first smartphone in 2014 for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the OnePlus One delivered flagship specs for significantly less cash. Secondly, the Chinese company made the "flagship killer" desirable by introducing... Read more

OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Moto Z: What's the difference?

OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Moto Z: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has announced its latest "flagship killer", the OnePlus 3. The device once again packs in some powerful specs and massively undercuts its competition in terms of price, as we have come to expect from the Chinese company.How does the OnePlus 3... Read more

Denon AH-C160W wireless fitness headphones: Small, light and waterproof

Denon AH-C160W wireless fitness headphones: Small, light and waterproof

By Britta O'Boyle

Alongside a new model of flagship over-ear headphones, Denon has also announced an upgrade to its wireless fitness headphones. The AH-C160Ws are said to be 20 per cent lighter and smaller than the original AH-W150s, alongside offering better comfort.... Read more

Denon's AH-7200 over-ear headphones: Wood you wear them?

Denon's AH-7200 over-ear headphones: Wood you wear them?

By Britta O'Boyle

Denon has announced it will be launching a new model of over-ear headphones at the end of 2016.The AH-D7200s feature real wood housing similar to the company's D7100s but the new model is a little larger and rounder in comparison to the older model.There... Read more

Denon adds Hi-Res to HEOS, confirms wider system expansion

Denon adds Hi-Res to HEOS, confirms wider system expansion

By Britta O'Boyle

Denon announced a major upgrade to its HEOS multi-room speaker range in the form of the HEOS HS2 a couple of months ago and the new range is now available to buy.The HEOS HS2 range carries the same design as the original HEOS HS1 system and the two ranges... Read more

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Pebble has announced successors to the original Pebble, as well as the Pebble Time. The company revealed three new devices in the form of the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core, the latter of which is a fitness tracker.You can read all out how... Read more

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Pebble has announced a trio of new devices comprising the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core.The Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 are both successors to the original Pebble and the original Pebble Time, but how do they differ from each other?Read on... Read more

Harmony of the Seas: 17 amazing reasons to go on the world's largest cruise ship

Harmony of the Seas: 17 amazing reasons to go on the world's largest cruise ship

By Britta O'Boyle

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas isn't just another cruise ship, it's the largest cruise ship in the world.It isn't all about size though, despite being a whopping 361-metres long, 66.4-metres wide and 227,000 tonnes in weight, it also has to be... Read more

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google announced Android Instant Apps during its Google I/O 2016 developer conference. They represent a big change in how apps are managed, as well as how many apps you might end up having on your phone in the future.Android Instant Apps will allow users... Read more

Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile churns out smartphones like they are going out of fashion. There are currently four devices available to buy across its M range and Z range, but the company has another four within the new X range, three of which will launch in the summer.... Read more

Android Pay in the UK: Here's how to get set up

Android Pay in the UK: Here's how to get set up

By Britta O'Boyle

Android Pay finally arrived in the UK in May 2016, following its launch in the US last year.The service allows anyone with a compatible bank and an NFC-enabled Android device running KitKat 4.4 or above to pay for items using their phone anywhere that... Read more

Misfit Ray review: Design over delivery
3.5 stars

Misfit Ray review: Design over delivery

By Britta O'Boyle

Misfit has long understood that an activity tracker doesn't have to look like a wrist-worn rubber band. With some of its products worn in a trainer or sock, plus a partnership with Swarovski, there are a multitude of options on its roster.But if giant... Read more

Apple iPhone 6S vs Apple iPhone 6: Is it worth the upgrade?

Apple iPhone 6S vs Apple iPhone 6: Is it worth the upgrade?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in September 2015, but despite being an S year, the company claimed it "changed everything about the new iPhones". The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus succeed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, although the two... Read more

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

By Britta O'Boyle

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has announced a desktop app, offering yet another way to make it as easy as possible to keep up to date with all your WhatsApp messages throughout the day.The desktop app works in exactly the same way as WhatsApp web,... Read more

Huawei P9 vs P8: Is it worth upgrading?

Huawei P9 vs P8: Is it worth upgrading?

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei has made several smartphone announcements over the last few months. The Mate S and the Mate 8 both arrived in the latter half of 2015 and received plenty of praise. They are now joined by the Chinese company's next flagship and it's bigger brother... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: Which is better?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: Which is better?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung and LG both unveiled their 2016 flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March and both are now available to buy in the UK and the US.The Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 see the South Korean companies go head-to-head once again.... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2: What’s the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the original iPad Pro at an event in September 2015. It marked a new territory for the company, with a screen size of 12.9-inches and a range of features on board aimed at productivity. It was the tablet pitched to replace your laptop.The... Read more

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced the Stylus 2 smartphone at Mobile World Congress back in March and it is now available exclusively through O2 in the UK.The device arrived alongside the X Series of smartphones, as well as the flagship LG G5 and while its specs aren't groundbreaking,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?

By Britta O'Boyle

If you're into smartphones, you probably already know that Samsung is lining up to be crowned with the Galaxy S7. The company has already seen success with its newest smartphone, but it has another challenger.HTC is back and this time there's a serious... Read more

Dyson Supersonic: The £300 hairdryer, because you're worth it

Dyson Supersonic: The £300 hairdryer, because you're worth it

By Britta O'Boyle

Dyson is officially entering the beauty market. Yes really. Those people that made the first vacuum cleaner that allowed you to see how much dirt was in your home have gone about reinventing the hairdryer.The Dyson Supersonic looks a little like those... Read more

HTC 10 vs LG G5: Which is better?

HTC 10 vs LG G5: Which is better?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC announced its next flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, at the beginning of April, looking to re-find form and take the fight to the likes of Samsung and LG.LG's modular handset, the LG G5, came earlier in the year and it brought a range of innovations,... Read more

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple confirmed the iPhone SE at an event in Cupertino in March, putting to rest all the rumours.The iPhone SE succeeds the 4-inch iPhone 5S, bringing a new and improved smaller iPhone to the company's line up.We have put the specs of the iPhone SE... Read more

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple finally announced a new 4-inch iPhone, following months and months of rumours. The iPhone SE was unveiled at an event in Cupertino in March and it replaces the existing iPhone 5S.For those wondering how it compares to the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone... Read more

HTC 10 vs One M9: Which is better?

HTC 10 vs One M9: Which is better?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC announced a new flagship, the HTC 10, at the beginning of April. It's a new start for the company's flagship smartphone, dropping both the One name and the M designation.It comes in to right the wrongs of the HTC One M9, a phone that took an awkward... Read more

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P were announced after much speculation during an event in San Francisco at the end of September 2015.The Nexus 5X is a 5.2-inch smartphone with a metal frame and a exchangeable polycarbonate rear, while the Nexus 6P is... Read more

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

By Britta O'Boyle

Messe Berlin, the organisers behind consumer electronic show IFA that takes place annually in Berlin in September, has launched a new event in Shenzhen called CE China.First thoughts? God help us, not another consumer electronics show. Second thoughts?... Read more

Dlodlo V One: Is VR about to get fashionable?

Dlodlo V One: Is VR about to get fashionable?

By Britta O'Boyle

Dlodlo might not be a company that's easy to spell correctly, or pronounce, but it is one that is doing its best to make virtual reality fashionable.Let's face it, the current VR options aren't exactly the prettiest. The likes of HTC Vive and Oculus are... Read more

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250

By Britta O'Boyle

Philips has revealed the suite of health products it announced at IFA 2015 are now available, with the Health Watch to follow at this year's IFA, costing around €250.The products include the watch, scales and blood pressure monitor, as well as a thermometer,... Read more

Farewell BlackBerry OS: Here are the 23 best BlackBerry phones that changed the world

Farewell BlackBerry OS: Here are the 23 best BlackBerry phones that changed the world

By Britta O'Boyle

BlackBerry has announced its operating software BB10 is officially dead. It's a sad time. Not because future devices will be Android, but because it marks the end of yet another era for the Canadian company. Once upon a time, BlackBerry was the absolute... Read more

Finally, a smart fridge with a useful feature: Here's to no more warm beer

Finally, a smart fridge with a useful feature: Here's to no more warm beer

By Britta O'Boyle

When it comes to appliances, there aren't many exciting features that warrant their own story. That is, unless the words "party mode" appear, then we enter an entirely different realm of excitement.Thankfully, we may never have to endure a luke warm... Read more

What could the kitchen of the future feature? Whirlpool just might have the answer

What could the kitchen of the future feature? Whirlpool just might have the answer

By Britta O'Boyle

Smarthome is a term that's been kicking around for a while. Although there are plenty of solutions already available to turn your home into a smarter one, it is still a term associated with the future rather than the here and now.There are smart lighting... Read more

Cooking for dummies: Whirlpool's SmartCook puts a chef by your side

Cooking for dummies: Whirlpool's SmartCook puts a chef by your side

By Britta O'Boyle

Appliances used to be pretty boring. Let's face it, a white box that washes clothes and a black box that cooks food is not exactly ground breaking, even if it once was. Luckily though, the white goods world has picked up its pace of late.Whirlpool revealed... Read more

Huawei P9 vs P9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

Huawei P9 vs P9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei launched its new flagships - the P9 and P9 Plus - at an event in London in April. The P9 was the subject of rumours for several months, as well as plenty of image leaks so if you followed the speculation, its design probably didn't come as... Read more

Apple iPhone SE: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple iPhone SE: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the iPhone SE at its Special Event on 21 March, launching the updated version of its smaller-format iPhone alongside a smaller iPad Pro.It replaces the iPhone 5S, bringing a lot of what you loved about that phone, fusing it with much of... Read more

Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier will give you an unpolluted, connected, home

Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier will give you an unpolluted, connected, home

By Britta O'Boyle

Dyson doesn't just want to make sure your floors are nice and clean, it is hoping to make sure the air you breathe inside your home is clean too. Apparently the air inside your home can be up to five times more polluted than outside. Not great right?... Read more

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple Watch has been out since April 2015 but while there are plenty of options when it comes to case colours, materials and straps through Apple, it only offers one official docking station for holding the Watch. The Magnetic Charging Dock activates... Read more