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The Dyson Airwrap Vacuums Your Hair Into Curls

Two years ago Dyson used its expertise in pushing air to create a premium hair dryer that was absurdly expensive, but, in our testing at the time, surprisingly worth the investment. Today the company is announcing its first follow-up to the Supersonic: a new styling tool called the Airwrap that replaces the skin-searing metal surfaces of a curling iron with hot air moving through brushes and other attachments that are much safer to use. Read More >>

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Razer Makes Laptops in White Now

You never realise how attached to a laptop’s colour a brand is until you see it in a new shade. Razer’s known for black and green fingerprint magnets, so it’s a bit of a (pleasant) surprise to learn that the company has a new white laptop you can potentially use without showcasing your affection for games next time you are at the library/meeting/coffee house full of Macs. Read More >>

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The Nokia 7.1 Is a £300 Budget Phone You Might Actually Want

No, this isn’t the wild bug-eyed Nokia phone with five rear cameras we’ve been hoping to see, but it’s something arguably just as important. That’s because the new Nokia 7.1 is simply a well-built phone with solid specs for a very reasonable price. Read More >>

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LG’s 5-Camera Phone Offers a Snapshot of the Incredible Multi-Lens Future

If the new LG V40 was a person, it would almost certainly be an AV nerd. On the outside, it’s dressed in a rather drab, but not offensive outfit. Inside, it’s got some serious camera talent. Read More >>

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Nintendo Could Be Fixing the Switch’s Biggest Flaw

If you’ve picked up a Switch you’ve no doubt been impressed by the games and the overall design, but decidedly underwhelmed by the display – which is uglier than the ones found on cheaper products like the £80 Amazon Fire. Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Nintendo is considering another model of the Switch – this time with a display that actually shows off all those pretty games. Read More >>

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Google Assistant Just Got Upgraded With Better Touch Support and Richer Visuals

At first, the Google Assistant was designed primarily as a voice-based helper. However, after making its way to phones, smart displays, and whatever else Google can cram its assistant into, being forced to use your voice to access a lot of GA features hasn’t always offered the best experience. So today, Google has announced a revamped interface for the Google Assistant that should make searching, organising, and anything else you use the assistant for a little friendlier for both spoken and touch-based inputs. Read More >>

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What to Expect From Google’s Pixel 3 Hardware Event

In less than a week’s time Google will be holding court in New York to reveal some less-than-mysterious new hardware offerings. Those Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones might have been thoroughly leaked ahead of next week’s gathering, but what other surprises has Google managed to keep under wraps? Read More >>

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HP Thinks It Cracked the 2-in-1 Code

At first glance, the HP Spectre Folio looks like any old tablet in a leather case. It’s not outstanding or even very interesting looking. But it’s a very clever device, hiding in an elegant package. When you see it in person, your excitement slowly builds as its design reveals itself to you. Read More >>

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Google Is Sprucing Up Maps With a New Tab for Commuters and Built-In Music Controls

Commuting to work is a pain at the best of times. So to help take a little stress out of your daily work route, Google is building a handful of new features into Google Maps. Read More >>

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Google’s Big Wear OS Revamp Has Started Rolling Out

While it doesn’t have a grand, overarching designation, you can think of Google’s recently announced revamp to its smartwatch platform as the third version of Wear OS (though officially, it’s 2.1). It’s got an all-new UI, updated health and fitness tracking, better app integration, and more, and it all should be headed to your device starting today. Read More >>

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I’m Finally Convinced: The Nintendo Switch Really Is the Console For Everyone

I didn’t hate the Switch when I reviewed it last year, but after spending an entire day hunting it down in stores I could easily say it wasn’t exceptional enough to warrant camping out or paying Craigslist scalpers. A year later I stand by that sentiment, but I don’t have to stand in line any more. I can stop into any store and pick one up, hassle-free, for £280. Anyone can. Which is wonderful, because despite the system’s vocal gamer fans, the Nintendo Switch is the console that’s actually best for every else. Read More >>

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You Can Easily Reprogram the Timezone on This Watch Using Flashes of Light From Your Smartphone

Not every one wants email notifications or step-tracking on their timepieces, but Longines has created an analogue watch that cleverly integrates one useful smartwatch feature: easy time zone adjustments, without requiring a wireless connection to your phone, or the watch to be charged every night. Read More >>

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I Want This Custom Bluetooth Soundwave Boombox, Even if It Doesn’t Transform

Optimus Prime and Grimlock were among the most popular Transformers characters from the original animated series, but Soundwave, who spoke like he’d swallowed a synthesizer, was undoubtedly every kid’s favourite. I still have the original toy, but as an adult, I want this custom Soundwave-shaped boombox even more. Read More >>

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Every Single Power Plug Should Have a Built-in Electricity-Sensing Torch

The tiny, thin pair of prongs used on electrical plugs are tricky to jam into a power outlet if you can’t see what you’re doing. Ten One Design’s new Stella plug improves on the design with something we’ve never seen before: a built-in torch that automatically turns on near outlets to light the way. Read More >>

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Some iPhone Users Are Saying Colours Look ‘Off’ After Upgrading to iOS 12

After a series of bugs plagued iOS 11, Apple reportedly decided to slow down on adding new features to iOS 12 in order to focus on improving performance and stability. In general, that strategy seems to have worked, with multiple sites reporting that iOS 12 runs faster on nearly every supported iPhone and iPad, even five-year-old devices like the iPhone 5S. Read More >>