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  1. Sony QX10 Lens Review

    The Sony DSC-QX10 is a curious beast. It's Sony's first stab at a new genre of photo accessory for mobile phones. We were curious as to what the fuss was all about and so we have one to review.

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  2. HTC One Max Review: It's Huge!

    I absolutely loved my HTC One, and still miss it; so I was super excited to have the opportunity to review the HTC One Max. Having spent a reasonable amount of time with it, I thought it was time to share my thoughts.

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  3. Which Tablet 2013? Tablet Comparison

    Christmas is almost upon us and many are making final decisions on which tablet to buy for their loved ones, or as a treat for themselves. There's been a whole range of devices launched over the last month or two, so here's a guide to help you choose which one is right for you.

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  4. The OnePlus One Review

    Most people have probably never heard of OnePlus. Its founder is an ex-Oppo executive called Peter Lau. The company’s ownership and relationship with Oppo is unclear, but this Chinese company has a lot of ambition, and its motto ‘Never Settle’ reflects that. The One is their first handset and has been making ripples. Partly because of its price (£229 for 16GB and an astounding £269 for the 64GB version), and also because of the difficulty in actually getting hold of the handset.

    OnePlus has an unusual sales channel in that it’s by invitation only, and the only thing harder than getting an invitation is getting any form of response from the company’s press team. Getting back to the handset though, what is it like?

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  5. Tesco Hudl Review

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  6. LG G3 Review

    LG has always been a bit of a sleeping giant to most people. Whilst many of their handsets such as the G2 were praised by people on this site, and developed a bit of a cult following, that never really translated into sales. Flagship handsets from Samsung, Sony and HTC tended to capture the Public’s attention far more. LG have been hoping they finally change that story with the G3, which was launched a couple of months ago. So, what is it like?

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  7. Philips HR1868 Juicer Review

    For those who don't know, I love juicing. I have at least one large homemade fruit and vegetable juice every day. I was naturally excited to be able to review Philips latest generation of juicer. So what is it like?

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  8. iOS 7 Introduction and Guide

    I know I promised a review of iOS 7, but I realised that everyone's who's interested has probably already read a review by now, so I've decided to do a video guide to what's new in iOS 7.

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  9. iPhone 5c Review

    Ok. I've had my iPhone 5 and 5c for a few days now, so I thought I'd provide a basic review for those who might be interested in Apple's return to colour.

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  10. The Nokia Lumia 1020 Review

    The Nokia 1020 has been out a little while now, but we've recently had the chance to spend a couple of weeks with a yellow 64GB version.

    In a market where many handsets look very similar at first, and only the size of the screen and bezel look slightly different, the Nokia 1020 stands out both for it's design and stand out feature, the camera. So what is it like?

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  11. Yamaha A-S201 Stereo Amplifier Review

    Stereo amplifiers may not be in fashion like they once were thanks to the abundance of AV amplifiers, but they’re still vitally important for people more interested in HiFi music, rather than surround sound and picture scaling.

    The A-S201 is Yamaha’s entry level stereo amplifier, and cuts quite a dash, but what is it like?

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  12. Thoughts about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus

    The new iPhones have been out for two weeks now, and since the dust has settled and I’ve had time to use both versions, countless reviews have been written, so I won’t add to that list. Instead, I thought I’d write a brief article about my thoughts and experiences.

    I’ve not been an iOS user for two years now. Some of you may remember I had my iPhone 5s stolen a year ago, so although I maintain I’ve bought every iPhone on launch, I’ve not used any iOS device for a significant amount of time. It’s interesting coming back to it after having missed iOS 7 and Touch ID. It’s certainly helped give me a fresh look at it.

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  13. Has LG missed a trick?

    Just before MWC 2017, Samsung told us that they wouldn't be launching their flagship Galaxy S8 at the trade event, instead they'd be releasing it "some time soon". This should have been everything LG needed to steal a large chunk of important market share from their arch rivals. Unfortunately, it looks like they missed a trick; here's why...

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  14. FIGHT: Flagship phones 2017 (part 2)

    In the fifth of our comparison articles, I've decided to compare the various flagship phones from all the major manufacturers. In this, part 2 of that fight, we have Mi, HTC, Sony & Huawei. The winner is quite interesting, (as is the outright looser), so read on to find out what the numbers tell us...

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  15. My Thoughts and Experiences Using the Apple Watch

    I've had an Apple Watch Sport and Steel with Milanese Loop for two weeks now, and rather than write a review (there's hundreds out there), I thought I'd share my thoughts and experiences. Obviously, this is a very personal take on things and I'll declare now that, just as with tablets, I'm a smartwatch sceptic. I've owned two Sony Smartwatchs and a Pebble, but like everyone else, my interest was peaked once again by Apple's hype machine. So, what do I think?

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  16. iPad mini Review

    The iPad mini has developed a semi-mythical status ever since the first iPad was released. So much so, that Steve Jobs had to deny that Apple would produce one, as it wasn't optimal. Much like the iPhone 5, Apple has redefined optimal in order to justify the sudden production.

    But what is it like?

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  17. TP-Link Power Bank Review

    One continuous gripe about many modern devices is that the battery never lasts long, and if you're going away for a weekend, you're often left hunting for a plug socket to charge your phone or tablet. With that in mind, we were particularly interested to see you TP-Link's Power Bank faired.

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  18. Philips Release Laser Guided Beard Trimmer

    Philips have quite a pedigree in shavers and beard trimmers, but I was more than sceptical about their latest innovation in the BT9280 which is the World's first laser guided beard trimmer. So what is it like?

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  19. Logitech +drive & +trip Review

    Logitech has released the +drive and +trip mobile phone car mounts. So what are they like?

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  20. Parallels Desktop 10 Review

    Parallels Desktop for Mac is a programme which lets you run Windows, or other OS’ on your Mac. As its name suggests, it’s been through several generations and has become a mainstay for mac users needing to still run Windows programmes such as myself, who uses Sage accounting software.

    Whilst at IFA in Berlin last month, I got a chance to sit down with Nick Dobrovolskiy, Vice President of Desktop Virtualisation at Parallels, and the chief architect behind their latest software. He gave me a guided tour of the latest version of Parallels Desktop, and I’ve been playing with it for the last few weeks. So what is it like?

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  21. NuForce uDAC 3 Review

    Projector specialist Optoma recently bought the US audio company NuForce and is now bringing it's range of products to the UK. We've spent some time with their diminutive portable DAC (digital analogue convertor), so what is it like?

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  22. Yamaha YSP-2500 Soundbar Review

    TVs are getting thinner and thinner, and yet sound still has to come from somewhere. This means built in speakers are often disappointing and helps explain why soundbar speakers are becoming increasingly popular. Not only are they living room / partner friendly, but also can add a great depth of sound to match the big pictures on modern televisions.

    Yamaha was one of the pioneers in this field, and have a fine pedigree, so what is the YSP-2500 sound projector like?

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  23. LG G6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 head to head

    They're the most important phones of the year so far, so lets have a head to head battle to see which one comes out on top.

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