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FIFA 19 review: Journey's end
4.0 stars FIFA 19 review: Journey's end By Rik Henderson

FIFA 19 is the result of years of tweaking and is therefore the best in the series yet, without being particularly groundbreaking.... Read more

Samsung Q900 8K review: The best HDR TV we've ever seen
5.0 stars Samsung Q900 8K review: The best HDR TV we've ever seen By Steve Withers

Yep, it's an 8K TV. Although there's no 8K content yet, this Samsung's upscaling and ultra-bright HDR image quality is amazing. If you can afford one.... Read more

Amazon Echo Sub review: Rebel bass
4.5 stars Amazon Echo Sub review: Rebel bass By Chris Hall

A good value upgrade for existing Echo speakers that adds depth and low-end bass, but if you're buying a system from scratch there are other options.... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 initial review: Does bigger mean better?
Huawei Mate 20 initial review: Does bigger mean better? By Mike Lowe

The largest Mate 20 offers flagship specs with more conventional features than the Mate 20 Pro. Does it make best sense as the flagship phone to buy?... Read more

Huawei Watch GT initial review: Wear OS is shown the door
Huawei Watch GT initial review: Wear OS is shown the door By Mike Lowe

Huawei's latest - which focuses on notifications and fitness tracking - ditches Wear OS for its own operating system and considerable battery life... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 Pro initial review: The Pro you'll want to know
Huawei Mate 20 Pro initial review: The Pro you'll want to know By Mike Lowe

The top-spec Huawei is back, with a curved OLED display, in-screen scanner, Qi wireless charging, and much more. Is it 2018's best flagship phone?... Read more

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) initial review: Thinner, brighter, better
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) initial review: Thinner, brighter, better By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced a new Kindle Paperwhite, that's thinner, brighter and better.... Read more

Philips OLED+ 903 TV review: Bowers & Wilkins adds star quality
5.0 stars Philips OLED+ 903 TV review: Bowers & Wilkins adds star quality By John Archer

Even by Philips standards the 65-inch 65OLED+903 is truly something special.... Read more

Fujifilm XF10 review: Ailing autofocus affects fixed-lens camera's appeal
3.5 stars Fujifilm XF10 review: Ailing autofocus affects fixed-lens camera's appeal By Mike Lowe

The XF10 features an APS-C sensor and f/2.8 aperture, making for great image quality. But poor performance affect its potential for perfection.... Read more

DJI Mavic 2 Pro review: High-tech drone gets Hasselblad high-five
4.5 stars DJI Mavic 2 Pro review: High-tech drone gets Hasselblad high-five By Cam Bunton

With a Hasselblad camera the Mavic 2 Pro captures superb stills and video footage at 4K. It's expensive, but its flying/avoidance modes are great.... Read more

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense in pictures: Taking French flair electric
DS 3 Crossback E-Tense in pictures: Taking French flair electric By Chris Hall

DS has unveiled its first EV, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense. It's an SUV, it's electric and it's quirky... Read more

Amazon Echo Show (2018) review: King of the kitchen
4.0 stars Amazon Echo Show (2018) review: King of the kitchen By Dan Grabham

With welcome software enhancements and much better audio as well as that larger screen, the Echo Show is getting serious. But is it worth buying?... Read more

Honor 8X review: Big bang for the bucks
4.0 stars Honor 8X review: Big bang for the bucks By Chris Hall

A large display graces the Honor 8X, paired with a dual camera and a big battery. But how does this phone stand up?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A9 initial review: Four times the fun?
Samsung Galaxy A9 initial review: Four times the fun? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung is no stranger to great design, especially not in recent years. Its flagship smartphones are some of the best out there, in terms of both looks... Read more

New Amazon Echo Plus initial review: New design, better speakers
New Amazon Echo Plus initial review: New design, better speakers By Dan Grabham

The Echo Plus has been given a redesign. When it launched last year it was somewhat confusing that it used the old standard Echo design and now that has... Read more

New Amazon Echo Dot initial review: Still small, bigger sound
New Amazon Echo Dot initial review: Still small, bigger sound By Dan Grabham

The Echo Dot has long been one of our favourite pieces of tech because it’s so simple and inexpensive and the new device continues at the same price point... Read more

Razer Phone 2 initial review: The gaming phone returns with illuminating logo
Razer Phone 2 initial review: The gaming phone returns with illuminating logo By Mike Lowe

The gaming phone second generation model, complete with 120Hz screen, LED light-up Razer logo, glass rear, and all the power you could want.... Read more

Google Home Hub initial review: The new hub of your smart home?
Google Home Hub initial review: The new hub of your smart home? By Mike Lowe

The Google Assistant centre for your smart home: the Home Hub is the always connected central point to control smart devices, watch YouTube and more.... Read more

Google Pixel 3 initial review: Pocket powerhouse
Google Pixel 3 initial review: Pocket powerhouse By Chris Hall

Google has released a pair of new Pixel phones, the larger Pixel 3 XL and this, the regular Pixel 3. But how does the smaller phone stack up?... Read more

Google Pixel Slate initial review: Can Google take on the iPad Pro?
Google Pixel Slate initial review: Can Google take on the iPad Pro? By Mike Lowe

Looking to advance the tablet market, the Pixel Slate is a natural iPad Pro competitior. However, it's expensive, starting at £549, and runs Chrome OS... Read more

Google Pixel 3 XL initial review: Android's new hotshot phone
Google Pixel 3 XL initial review: Android's new hotshot phone By Chris Hall

Google has announced its new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, looking to take the fight to Apple and show the rest of the Android fraternity how it's done... Read more

Nokia 8 Sirocco review: The high-end Nokia looking to steal Samsung's crown
3.5 stars Nokia 8 Sirocco review: The high-end Nokia looking to steal Samsung's crown By Chris Hall

The flagship Nokia is about design. It's slim, with curved glass edges to its 5.5in screen. But it launches on dated hardware and that spells issues.... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 Lite review: A Mate that won't make many friends
3.5 stars Huawei Mate 20 Lite review: A Mate that won't make many friends By Mike Lowe

The mid-tier Mate model is a conundrum. Great design is let down by context: there are more powerful, more stable and cheaper phones out there.... Read more

Now TV Streaming Stick review: Low-price streamer needs Full HD content
3.0 stars Now TV Streaming Stick review: Low-price streamer needs Full HD content By Dan Grabham

Now TV is the pay-as-you-go streaming version of Sky, with various bundles to choose from. It's ideal if you want to watch Sky Sports, Sky Cinema or Sky's... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ3 review: Sony is back with a bang
4.5 stars Sony Xperia XZ3 review: Sony is back with a bang By Britta O'Boyle

Finally, the Sony Mobile flagship we've been waited to see. Here's why the XZ3, with its 6in OLED screen, is a great flagship in 2018.... Read more

Nokia 7.1 initial review: Pure Android, big screen, modest price
Nokia 7.1 initial review: Pure Android, big screen, modest price By Dan Grabham

A superb screen sits in a quality body on this mid-price Android handset... Read more

Assassin's Creed Odyssey review: Sparta-cular
5.0 stars Assassin's Creed Odyssey review: Sparta-cular By Rik Henderson

The biggest game in the AC franchise and the most in-depth yet. Find out why we love it so much.... Read more

Nokia True Wireless Earbuds initial review: Splashproof wire-free listening
Nokia True Wireless Earbuds initial review: Splashproof wire-free listening By Dan Grabham

Well designed, Nokia's True Wireless effort is actually rather good.... Read more

Super Mario Party review: Proving the Switch is the best party console
4.0 stars Super Mario Party review: Proving the Switch is the best party console By Steve Boxer

The perfect family game? Super Mario Party revamps the board game-based formula with mini-games and fun antics to keep the formula feeling fresh.... Read more

Kia Sportage 48V Mild-Hybrid review: More volts, less carbon
3.5 stars Kia Sportage 48V Mild-Hybrid review: More volts, less carbon By Lem Bingley

Kia adds a 48-volt mild hybrid technology system to its popular Sportage SUV. It brings worthwhile improvements in CO2 and fuel efficiency terms... Read more

Hive View review: Great looks, great performance
4.0 stars Hive View review: Great looks, great performance By Chris Hall

The Hive View is certainly the best looking indoor camera you can buy, but only offers 24-hours to download the video it captures... Read more

Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones
5.0 stars Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones By Stuart Miles

The Apple iPhone X has now been replaced by the iPhone XS and XS Max, and cheaper XR, but is it worth considering if you can get hold of one?... Read more

Suunto 9 review: Big on battery life, brilliant for triathletes
4.0 stars Suunto 9 review: Big on battery life, brilliant for triathletes By Mike Lowe

This smart multi-sport watch - which caters running, cycling, swimming and more - has an ultra-long battery life, which is ideal for triathletes.... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: Every bit the pro, but battery life is still a blow
4.0 stars Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: Every bit the pro, but battery life is still a blow By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the Microsoft Surface 5. Ok, ok, so it's "the new Microsoft Surface Pro", rather than adopting the generational number format in its name.... Read more

Nest Thermostat E initial review: A smart, sophisticated, self-install thermostat
Nest Thermostat E initial review: A smart, sophisticated, self-install thermostat By Britta O'Boyle

The European model of the Nest Thermostat E European model has more flexible placement and can be installed yourself. Here are our first impressions.... Read more

Audi Q8 review: An imposing premium SUV
4.5 stars Audi Q8 review: An imposing premium SUV By Dan Grabham

The top-end of Audi's SUV range is stylish, versatile and tech-packed. But it's got stiff competition from Range Rover and BMW in this premium segment... Read more

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition review: Ace sound with added aptX
4.5 stars V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition review: Ace sound with added aptX By Mike Lowe

The Codex Edition adds aptX Bluetooth codec and, well, that's all. Still, these are mighty sounding industrial-style over-ear headphones nonetheless.... Read more

Master & Dynamic MW07 review: Wire-free wonderment
4.5 stars Master & Dynamic MW07 review: Wire-free wonderment By Cam Bunton

The M&D MW07 wireless in-ears are a premium, bass-heavy listen with 3hr battery life (12hrs with the included carry case) an they sound ace.... Read more

Sony HT-ZF9 soundbar review: Puts the vertical in surround
4.0 stars Sony HT-ZF9 soundbar review: Puts the vertical in surround By Steve Withers

The Sony ZF9 uses psychoacoustics to generate a virtual 7.1.2 surround from a compact 3.1 channel soundbar. Does it deliver on its promise?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch review: Tantalized by Tizen
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy Watch review: Tantalized by Tizen By Cam Bunton

The 2018 Samsung smart and sports watch comes with Tizen OS and works with Android and iOS devices. It's got a great battery life, but not many apps.... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Noise-cancelling supremo
5.0 stars Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Noise-cancelling supremo By Chris Hall

The Sony WH-1000XM3 make a great set of headphones even better for Mark 3. If you value noise-cancelling then these over-ears are among the very best.... Read more

Canon EOS M50 review: M series finally gets credible
4.0 stars Canon EOS M50 review: M series finally gets credible By Mike Lowe

2018's top-spec EOS M mirrorless combines a built-in vari-angle touchscreen and electronic viewfinder, plus performance that's finally competitive.... Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 review: The smartwatch king is bigger and better than ever
5.0 stars Apple Watch Series 4 review: The smartwatch king is bigger and better than ever By Stuart Miles

With a bigger screen dominating its design, the Apple S4 watch upgrades software, processing power, well-being via heart-monitoring and more... Read more

LG SK10Y soundbar review: Big bar, big sound
4.0 stars LG SK10Y soundbar review: Big bar, big sound By Steve Withers

The 5.1.2 surround sound setup out of the box (sub included) delivers a serious wall of sound. Add SK8Y pack for 7.1.2 setup and it's more impressive.... Read more

Forza Horizon 4 review: Best racing game ever?
5.0 stars Forza Horizon 4 review: Best racing game ever? By Rik Henderson

Moving the Forza Horizon series to the UK is a masterstroke, offering more varied terrain and driving conditions than ever before.... Read more

Starlink Battle for Atlas initial review: Playing toys to life with a real-life astronaut
Starlink Battle for Atlas initial review: Playing toys to life with a real-life astronaut By Andy Robertson

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a rip-roaring space adventure game for all ages. Due for release next month on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,... Read more

BeoPlay P6 review: Sensational sound at home or on the go
4.0 stars BeoPlay P6 review: Sensational sound at home or on the go By Mike Lowe

The BeoPlay P6 delivers big sound from a speaker so small. However, it's expensive, which might see the BeoPlay A1 the better option to buy.... Read more

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI review: A little camera with huge talent
4.5 stars Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI review: A little camera with huge talent By Sam Kieldsen

The 6th gen Sony RX100 compact is as good as ever: a pop-up viewfinder, exceptional autofocus and ace image quality from its 1in sensor mean it excels... Read more

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile review: The go-to battle royale game
5.0 stars PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile review: The go-to battle royale game By Chris Hall

The definitive battle royale game, reviewed. Here's why it's at the pinnacle of mobile gaming.... Read more

Microsoft Surface Go review: The ultraportable laptop alternative
4.0 stars Microsoft Surface Go review: The ultraportable laptop alternative By Dan Grabham

The Surface Go is a super portable 2-in-1 that's great as a second go-anywhere laptop.... Read more

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