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Skylanders Trap Team for tablets: 'This is a full HD console experience'

The phrase “console-quality graphics” has been overused and abused in the mobile games world for close to a decade now. Why? It’s often due to an assumption that mobile gaming will only be truly ... More »

Motorola Moto 360 review: beautiful smartwatch spoiled by poor battery life

The Motorola Moto 360 is the flagship Android Wear smartwatch and the first with a round screen that looks more like a traditional watch than a geeky gadget. Like every other Android Wear watch ... More »

Apple keeps customers happy and paying a little more each year

Does the wisdom of crowds apply to Apple? Because there is a large crowd of people who hate it. But usually with American companies that make huge amounts of money – such as mobile carriers or More »

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: a direct iPhone 6 competitor

Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha Android smartphone finally demonstrates that the South Korean company can do high-quality design and fantastic quality, posing the question: why wait till now to do it? The 4.7in Galaxy Alpha ... More »

Apple makes move into wearables with smartwatch and new iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new Apple Watch during an event in California, 9 September 2014. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Apple has unveiled its much awaited smartwatch, the first significant product launch from the company More »

Skylanders Trap Team for tablets: 'This is a full HD console experience'

 A promotional shot for Skylanders Trap Team.

The phrase “console-quality graphics” has been overused and abused in the mobile games world for close to a decade now. Why? It’s often due to an assumption that mobile gaming will only be truly ...

Motorola Moto 360 review: beautiful smartwatch spoiled by poor battery life

Motorola Moto 360 review

The Motorola Moto 360 is the flagship Android Wear smartwatch and the first with a round screen that looks more like a traditional watch than a geeky gadget. Like every other Android Wear watch ...

Apple keeps customers happy and paying a little more each year

Does the wisdom of crowds apply to Apple? Because there is a large crowd of people who hate it. But usually with American companies that make huge amounts of money – such as mobile carriers or TV companies – the hatred comes from their own customers. ...

Review: Vertu HP-1V

Review: Vertu HP-1V

Better known for its exorbitantly priced Android smartphones, Vertu has launched itself into the lucrative headphone market.As you might expect, the first attempt we have here, the Vertu V Headphones HP-1V, are expensive. Starting at £490, they're tuned in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen and aimed very much at a ...

Hands-on review: Updated: Apple Watch

Hands-on review: Updated: Apple Watch

Apple Watch hands on reviewMost of us expected the Apple Watch to appear in 2015, but it's made a (semi) surprise launch with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.It sadly won't be seen until next year though, which means this is a deliberate ploy by Apple to make sure ...

Hands-on review: Updated: iPhone 6 Plus

Hands-on review: Updated: iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 was a phone we all expected to see for the last two years. But only recently did I really start to think Apple might join the phablet race too.The new iPhone 6 Plus is a phone that might not make a lot of sense to some people ...

Hands-on review: Updated: iPhone 6

Hands-on review: Updated: iPhone 6

For some, the attraction of the masses to Apple devices is almost unfathomable. The iPhone has never been one of the most powerful handsets in the world, nor the smallest, nor largest, and yet seven years later it has retained (and grown) its unshakeable following.However, in the last 18 months, ...

Review: Asus Transformer Pad TF103

Review: Asus Transformer Pad TF103

IntroductionAsus' previous Transformer Pads have already established the concept – a good quality tablet that washes its own face, combined with an optional keyboard docking station that ups the price and desirability.At £199 (US$279, about AU$353) for the tablet alone or £239 (US$299, AU$429) for the tablet-and-dock combination (reviewed here), ...