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McLaren 720S review: Shaking up the supercar world order
5.0 stars McLaren 720S review: Shaking up the supercar world order By Joe Simpson

In a world of iPhones, Snapchat, Pokemon and a whole host of digital distractions, do little boys and girls still put posters of supercars on their walls? It's a question we're musing as we drive the new McLaren 720S around the Cirencester bypass. Growing... Read more

Razer Phone review: Brilliant brickphone brings an experience like no other
4.0 stars Razer Phone review: Brilliant brickphone brings an experience like no other By Mike Lowe

In an arguably stagnant phone market an unexpected new player has emerged: Razer. Yep, the well-known gaming brand isn't hanging up its core business, rather bringing its gaming expertise to the phone market. But in the unimaginatively named Razer Phone... Read more

Doom review: Redefining the remake
4.5 stars Doom review: Redefining the remake By Steve Boxer

Crafting a modern version of a classic game is fraught with dangers – never more so than with a game as iconic as Doom.As the game which popularised first-person shooters (developer id Software's previous game, Wolfenstein 3D, invented that most enduring... Read more

Volkswagen T-Roc review: Solid as a rock?
4.0 stars Volkswagen T-Roc review: Solid as a rock? By Alistair Charlton

As the growth of the sharing and on-demand economies lure us away from ownership and into a future where someone else's car arrives with the prod of a smartphone app, it may seem counterintuitive for car makers to place a growing focus on personalisation... Read more

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus review: Intelligent, funny and brutal - a first-person shooter not to miss
4.5 stars Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus review: Intelligent, funny and brutal - a first-person shooter not to miss By Mike Lowe

If you seek pedigree from your first-person shooters, you can't beat Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. Its bloodline can be traced back to the first ever proper FPS: 1992's Wolfenstein 3D. And in the process, it offers a mightily impressive illustration... Read more

Motorola Moto X4 review: In a tough spot
3.5 stars Motorola Moto X4 review: In a tough spot By Mike Lowe

There was a time when the Moto X was a ruler among smartphones. But as various competitors have risen up through the mid-spec or sub-flagship space, its power dwindled somewhat. And then, following the Moto X Style and Moto X Play at the tail-end of... Read more

LG V30 review: A flagship that's not just for creatives
4.0 stars LG V30 review: A flagship that's not just for creatives By Chris Hall

The LG V30 is the third iteration of its V series, with the aim of changing the opinion of this family of phones. The thing that's always been slightly strange about the V models is the limited availability and the strong focus on advanced video capture... Read more

The Evil Within 2 review: Japanese horror thrills and chills
4.0 stars The Evil Within 2 review: Japanese horror thrills and chills By Steve Boxer

Horror movie aficionados will tell you that, over the decades, Japanese film-makers have developed a fearsome reputation for making some of the most out-there, unconventional and bizarre fright-fests imaginable.If you had to characterise a Japanese horror-film,... Read more

Acer Windows Mixed Reality review: Good enough to bring VR to the masses?
3.0 stars Acer Windows Mixed Reality review: Good enough to bring VR to the masses? By Adrian Willings

Microsoft is making gentle waves into the world of Virtual Reality (VR) with Windows Mixed Reality, a supposed middle-ground between Augmented Reality (AR) and the VR experience we already know and love.After creating some excitement with Microsoft Hololens... Read more

Audi A8 (2017) review: The most tech-packed car to ever hit the road
4.0 stars Audi A8 (2017) review: The most tech-packed car to ever hit the road By Mike Lowe

Step into the brand new Audi A8 and it's impossible not to be impressed. This car is like a first class suite on wheels, with such an abundance of tech on offer that it's hard not to play with every touchscreen and option for the sheer thrill of what's... Read more

Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?
4.5 stars Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5? By Rik Henderson

Monument Valley 2 was one of the few genuine surprise reveals during Apple's WWDC 17 keynote in San Jose. The HomePod Siri speaker, iOS 11, even the new iMacs had been rumoured in the preceding months. But, we'd not heard that Ustwo was ready to unleash... Read more

Assassin's Creed Origins review: A stunning comeback for the much-loved franchise
4.5 stars Assassin's Creed Origins review: A stunning comeback for the much-loved franchise By Steve Boxer

Games publishers face a terrible temptation to relentlessly milk franchises that catch the public imagination and, for a while, it looked as though that fate had befallen Assassin's Creed.But Ubisoft, sensibly, opted to give its hugely popular time-travelling... Read more

Shadow of the Colossus preview: PS4 remaster that is almost an entirely new game
Shadow of the Colossus preview: PS4 remaster that is almost an entirely new game By Rik Henderson

We fully understand why so many remastered games are appearing for PS4 and other modern consoles, after all there are large, new audiences who never played the originals. However, many of them are simply tarted up graphically, or have resolution jumps... Read more

Giant Cop Justice Above All review: Give a big hand for VR's creative god game
4.0 stars Giant Cop Justice Above All review: Give a big hand for VR's creative god game By Adrian Willings

Giant Cop: Justice Above All is a refreshing experience that stands out from the wave shooters that typically dominate virtual reality gaming. In the game, you play a giant police officer who towers above the streets of Micro City, laying down the law... Read more

Google Home Mini review: Great voice-assistant, not-so-great speaker
4.0 stars Google Home Mini review: Great voice-assistant, not-so-great speaker By Cam Bunton

The home smart speaker war is on. Some might say Amazon has already won it, with its Alexa voice-assistant Echo range and third-party support in other respected brand speakers. Amazon has competition though, predominantly from Google.The original Google... Read more

Dead Effect 2 VR review: An action-packed sci-fi joy that's rammed full of content
4.5 stars Dead Effect 2 VR review: An action-packed sci-fi joy that's rammed full of content By Adrian Willings

A half-broken spaceship, darkly lit corridors and a mass of undead monsters baying for blood. Sounds like a recipe for a fantastic VR horror game with a touch of cliché, right? That's pretty much what Dead Effect 2 VR is all about.With RPG elements... Read more

The Wizards review: Conjuring up some spellbinding VR escapades
3.5 stars The Wizards review: Conjuring up some spellbinding VR escapades By Adrian Willings

Deep down inside we've always wanted to be a Wizard, but were never really able to pull off the long majestic beard and robe look. Being far too old to dress up as Harry Potter, we have instead achieved our wizard spell-casting dreams by leaping into... Read more

Canon EOS M100 review: Pocketable point-and-shoot makes mirrorless easy
3.5 stars Canon EOS M100 review: Pocketable point-and-shoot makes mirrorless easy By Timothy Coleman

Canon's entry-level mirrorless camera, the EOS M100, is the smallest and simplest in the company's range yet, with stripped-back design and flip-up LCD touchscreen. It's designed to appeal to beginners seeking a point-and-shoot experience without compromising... Read more

Superhot VR review: Virtual reality's most frustratingly enjoyable game
4.5 stars Superhot VR review: Virtual reality's most frustratingly enjoyable game By Adrian Willings

Bullet time is dead, long live bullet time.Since the days of Max Payne - which was the first game to feature bullet time, the Matrix-style super slow-mo action - a multitude of other games designers have tried to a create a gaming delight by including... Read more

Sairento VR review: Fast-paced ninja action with a shuriken serving of role-play
4.5 stars Sairento VR review: Fast-paced ninja action with a shuriken serving of role-play By Adrian Willings

There's something incredibly alluring about the ninja lifestyle. Skilled in the art of swordplay, capable of dispatching multiple enemies and then disappearing into the shadows. Armed to the teeth with all manner of weaponry. Light-footed and nimble... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro review: Does the 13-inch option without Touch Bar make more sense?
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Pro review: Does the 13-inch option without Touch Bar make more sense? By Stuart Miles

While the MacBook Air has long been the "go-to" laptop for Apple users, that has now changed with the entry-level MacBook Pro.The year-old MacBook is thin, it is light, the keyboard is a joy to use, and that high-res screen certainly destroys the Air's... Read more

Space Pirate Trainer review: A fantastically exhausting VR shooting gallery
4.0 stars Space Pirate Trainer review: A fantastically exhausting VR shooting gallery By Adrian Willings

Space! Pirates! Training! What could be more fun than that? Well, Space Pirate Trainer, but of course.We're not really sure where the pirates come into the equation, though. But the lack of swashbuckling, pieces o' eight, barrels of grog and peg legs... Read more

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian review: Packs a punch that's worth its cover price
4.5 stars DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian review: Packs a punch that's worth its cover price By Cam Bunton

DJI has revamped most of its drone series' this year. None more so than the Phantom series. We saw replacements for the Phantom 4 and a new Phantom 4 Pro.While the original Phantom 4 Pro looked very much like the original Phantom 4, the Obsidian Edition... Read more

Super Mario Odyssey review: Nintendo nails it
5.0 stars Super Mario Odyssey review: Nintendo nails it By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch couldn't have had a better start, with a game as scintillating as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and sales figures the Wii U could only have dreamt about. After its spring launch, however, things went quiet.We've had other... Read more

Operation Warcade VR review: Reinventing the arcade experience for virtual reality
4.0 stars Operation Warcade VR review: Reinventing the arcade experience for virtual reality By Adrian Willings

Years ago, before the days of modern personal computers and way before the rise of Xbox and PlayStation, people used to get their gaming fix by visiting their local arcade. A pocket full of change and a few spare hours could bring endless joy.Operation... Read more

Google Pixelbook review: Is a £1000 Chromebook truly worth it?
4.0 stars Google Pixelbook review: Is a £1000 Chromebook truly worth it? By Elyse Betters

Chromebooks have come a long way in the past seven years.We remember when they began as clunky laptops, running a very early version of Chrome OS, which left users without basic apps to complete even everyday tasks, such as a Skype call. Despite decidedly-meh... Read more

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: Alexa serves at the 4K HDR party
4.0 stars Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: Alexa serves at the 4K HDR party By Chris Hall

Amazon gives you two choices when it comes to buying Fire TV products: there's the Fire TV Stick or the increasingly minimalist Fire TV.The 2017 iteration of Fire TV sees it move closer to the Fire TV Stick in terms of form, moving on from being a set-top... Read more

Hyundai i30 N review: A surprise hot hatch star is born
4.5 stars Hyundai i30 N review: A surprise hot hatch star is born By Mike Lowe

We come screeching around the a corner of a track, warm rubber cutting the sidelines and barely keeping out of the gravel, before firing off down the straight in sixth gear and then quickly adjusting down to third for a tight cone-crafted chicane. In... Read more

Volkswagen Tiguan review: All grown-up
4.0 stars Volkswagen Tiguan review: All grown-up By Joe Simpson

You've decided you want a mid-sized SUV. You'd like something from a reputable brand, that the neighbours won't question. But you just can't get your head around the prices charged by Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Sounds like you? Then Volkswagen hopes it has... Read more

Jaybird Freedom 2 review: Superb sound ruffled by dodgy design
3.5 stars Jaybird Freedom 2 review: Superb sound ruffled by dodgy design By Max Langridge

Jaybird is a company with sports in its DNA. Company founder Judd Armstrong is an athlete, his intention with Jaybird to create a whole range of fitness-orientated headphones and wearables.But the sports headphone market is an ever-increasing one, with... Read more

Google Daydream View (2017) review: New looks and lenses, but no new tricks
4.0 stars Google Daydream View (2017) review: New looks and lenses, but no new tricks By Elyse Betters

Mobile VR is the most affordable way to experience virtual reality.You can go ultra cheap with the £15 Google Cardboard headset, which works with most iOS and Android phones, or you can spend a little more on the £80 Samsung Gear VR, which works with... Read more

Q Acoustics M2 review: Super bass from this super base
5.0 stars Q Acoustics M2 review: Super bass from this super base By Max Langridge

With movie and TV streaming services on the rise, more of us are turning to the living room or bedroom to binge on the latest content. While TV picture quality constantly improves in the latest tellies, it's rare that audio direct from such screens is... Read more

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395?
Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395? By Mike Lowe

When Porsche Design revealed its design special of the Huawei Mate 9 back in 2016, it was a handset that stood head and shoulders above the standard Huawei model in design terms - and the phone we wish that Huawei had made for all its customers.Which,... Read more

LG SJ9 soundbar review: Dolby Atmos in a compact package
4.0 stars LG SJ9 soundbar review: Dolby Atmos in a compact package By Chris Hall

The hot word in home entertainment at the moment is Dolby Atmos. Once the preserve of high-end cinemas, this enhanced version of surround sound has been making its way into homes, first in AV receivers, and now in soundbars too.There is a caveat of course:... Read more

Asus ZenFone AR review: You know when you've been Tango'd
3.5 stars Asus ZenFone AR review: You know when you've been Tango'd By Cam Bunton

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are two areas of huge potential, especially as all major manufacturers and platform developers are involved, whether it be for mobile or desktop.For Google, Project Tango was the first major push towards... Read more

SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again
4.0 stars SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again By Rik Henderson

As soon as the NES Classic Mini was released last year we set our hearts on a follow-up, after all, the Super Nintendo was a better console and the first that really set our hearts a'flutter.That's why the announcement of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment
4.5 stars Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment By Chris Hall

The tablet market has polarised, with many companies cranking up the specs and price of their tablets and pushing them toward working on the go. That's left something of a gulf at the bottom end, where Amazon has not only been thriving, but dominating.The... Read more

GoPro Hero 6 Black review: The best action camera ever made
5.0 stars GoPro Hero 6 Black review: The best action camera ever made By Cam Bunton

If there's one brand that's synonymous with action cameras, it's GoPro. The company has completely dominated the market, with arguably its most important year-to-date being 2017.That's because in late 2016 it entered the drones market with the GoPro Karma,... Read more

Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View
4.0 stars Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View By Adrian Willings

We've always been big fans of Google Earth. It's just so incredible to be able to virtually go anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home.So when we discovered that Google Earth had a VR version - including Street View - that was compatible... Read more

Forza Motorsport 7 review: Racing in reverse gear
3.5 stars Forza Motorsport 7 review: Racing in reverse gear By Steve Boxer

Microsoft's flagship driving franchise, Forza Motorsport, has always had to perform a tricky balancing act. On the one hand, it's a big-budget production that boasts some of the most desirable cars ever made and most of the world's top tracks, so it's... Read more

Sky Soundbox preview: Mixed results for Sky's first home cinema speaker
Sky Soundbox preview: Mixed results for Sky's first home cinema speaker By Stuart Miles

We all know that a better sound system has the potential to enhance a movie, TV show or sporting event we're watching yet, according to Sky, most of its customers are still relying on the speakers included in their television.And as the average TV... Read more

Nikon D5600 review: More connected than ever
4.0 stars Nikon D5600 review: More connected than ever By Timothy Coleman

Being connected - it's all the rage. Of all the slogans used by Nikon for its cameras, "Always share your moments" seems most apt with the Nikon D5600.The D5600 is the sixth iteration of the well-established Nikon D5000 series - a DSLR camera range with... Read more

Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive
4.0 stars Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive By Adrian Willings

Front Defense is a fast-paced arcade-style shooter set in the final days of World War II. Developed by HTC's first-party team, Fantahorn Studio, the game is a virtual reality shooter created specifically for the HTC Vive. Backed by the people who actually... Read more

The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room
4.5 stars The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room By Adrian Willings

The Brookhaven Experiment is an intensely dark, atmospheric wave-based VR shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.The game's story centres around an experiment gone wrong, which has torn a hole through the fabric of reality and let monsters and demons... Read more

Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights
4.5 stars Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights By John Archer

After scoring a critical hit with its debut OLED TV, the 901F, it's hardly a surprise to find Philips wasting little time returning to the OLED fray with the 9002.What's more, this 55-inch set improves on its predecessor in most ways, while costing less,... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins PX review: ANC and audiophile talents combine in these knock-out over-ears
5.0 stars Bowers & Wilkins PX review: ANC and audiophile talents combine in these knock-out over-ears By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins always takes its time over things. It is never one to rush out a speaker or pair of headphones simply because a new technology has popped up. It would rather do something well or not at all.That has been evidenced in almost all of its... Read more

Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality
4.0 stars Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality By Adrian Willings

We don't generally take the time to review cheap and cheerful games, but Duckpocalypse is something special that hit us right in the nostalgia zone. It's like a smart reboot of gaming classic, Duck Hunt, but with a twist - it's in VR.Ok, so it's not technically... Read more

Samsung Q9F QLED TV (QE65Q9FAM) review: A shining example of 4K LCD's bright future
4.5 stars Samsung Q9F QLED TV (QE65Q9FAM) review: A shining example of 4K LCD's bright future By John Archer

Despite Samsung previously declaring that one of LCD technology's big advantages over OLED was its relative affordability, the brand's latest flagship LCD set actually makes OLED look cheap. In fact, at £4,479 the 65-inch Q9F is the most expensive 65-inch... Read more