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LG Has No Immediate Plans to Release a Foldable Smartphone, Head of Mobile Says

If you were holding out for a folding phone from LG in the near future, you may be waiting a while. According to the company’s head of mobile communications and home entertainment divisions Brian Kwon, LG thinks it’s too soon for a such a release. Read More >>

cameras
Canon’s EOS RP Is the More Affordable Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera We’ve Been Waiting For

When Canon announced its first full-frame mirrorless camera in the EOS R, there was a lot of excitement. But just making one camera was a bit of a head-scratcher when everyone else was releasing two at a time. Nikon released two versions of its mirrorless platform in the Z6 and Z7, and so did Panasonic with the Lumix S1 and S1R. On top of that, the EOS R doesn’t quite have the specs, resolution, or video chops to really satisfy pros, while its £2,300 (body only) price tag makes it a tough sell to newbs or amateurs looking to upgrade. But with the introduction of the new 26.2-MP EOS RP, Canon’s full-frame mirrorless master plan is starting to make a lot of sense. Read More >>

toys
This Tiny Pac-Man Game Is the Size of a Credit Card

Super Impulse’s Tiny Arcade line—a series of four-inch-tall fully playable arcade cabinets—is a fun way for ‘80s kids to relive their childhoods spent stuffing tokens into arcade machines. But for those times when you’re away from your desk and get the itch for Pac-Man or Missile Command, Super Impulse has created a new MicroArcade line that now puts those classic titles on gaming machines no bigger than a credit card. Read More >>

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Fujifilm’s X-T30 Mirrorless Camera is a Little Fussy, But Absolutely Gorgeous

These days, it seems all you hear about are full-frame mirrorless cameras, with their glorious image sensors about the size of a 35mm film frame. Sony, Canon, and Nikon all seem to have their focus set on the market for high-end full-framers, but with few exceptions, Fujifilm has been steadfast, choosing instead to stick with its line of retro-styled shooters with smaller sensors. The new Fujifilm X-T30, which comes in black, silver, or “charcoal silver” is not lacking for style, its £850 body price is quite attractive. There are, of course, disadvantages. Read More >>

toys
My Favourite Childhood Gadget of the 80s, the Speak & Spell, is Back

I can’t remember when exactly the Speak & Spell first entered my life – it was sometime in the very early ‘80s when I was four or five years old – but I do remember being amazed that my parents allowed me to touch and play with this marvel of technology, when other devices, like the VCR and the stereo, were strictly off-limits. And now a new Speak & Spell is coming for kids who aren’t quite ready for that outdated phone or tablet you still have lying around. After introducing the classic educational title, The Oregon Trail, to a new generation of kids with the first portable version of the game, Basic Fun! is reviving another classic electronic toy from my youth, and my first real gadget obsession. Read More >>

samsung
Now We Know How Much an 8K TV Will Cost (So Much)

Most of the major TV makers were eager to show off their enormous 8K sets in January, but if you were struck with TV envy, you were frustrated because no one at the show was willing to talk about how much over 33 million pixels would cost. But Samsung announced availability and pricing today for its 8K Q900 series—so prepare to spend £15,000 if you want 85 inches of 8K TV. Read More >>

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New Apple Rumours Hint at AirPods 2, iPad Mini 5, and AirPower Coming This Spring

Apple has been relatively quiet about hardware since it released new iPad Pros back in the fall. But if a handful of new rumours are true, we could see a variety of new products launch this spring, including second-generation AirPods, a new tablet, and maybe even Apple’s long-awaited wireless charging pad. Read More >>

smartphones
This Gorgeous Punch Hole Phone Will Fool You Into Thinking It Costs a Lot More

Late last year, Samsung put an end to the notch era with the Galaxy A8S. Sadly, that device is currently only available in Asia, which largely puts it out of reach for people living on this side of the Pacific. But just recently, Honor followed up Samsung’s phone with its own punch-hole wielding bezel-less handset. And after spending some time with the new $650 View 20, it feels like Honor has come up with a sanely-priced phone that performs as good as it looks. Read More >>

wearables
I Thought Under Armours’ Smart Running Shoes Would Be Dumb as Hell, But I Was Wrong

Don’t let anybody talk you out of a good pair of running shoes—they’re vital to preventing injuries when you run. But generally, when it comes to picking out kicks to run in, most runners and athletic shoe stores are primarily concerned with fit. If you go for a fitting, usually a specialist will have you run on a treadmill so they can analyse what type of runner you are, and what kind of shoe will best suit your gait. So far, tracking metrics and form have mostly been the domain of wrist-based fitness bands and smartwatches. Read More >>

cameras
Panasonic’s First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Are Big Expensive Beasts

First, it was the Nikon Z7, then came the Canon EOS-R, and now Panasonic is officially joining the ranks of full-frame mirrorless camera makers with its brand new Lumix S cameras. Read More >>

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iRobot’s New Robot Lawn Mower Looks Like It’ll Piss Off Your Neighbours

After years of rumours, iRobot’s finally announced its robot lawnmower: the Terra. Now, instead of getting up early and mowing and annoying the neighbours, you can sleep in and let the robot do it for you. On top of being able to mow your lawn, it seems the Terra will borrow quite a few features from iRobot’s successful Roomba vacuum cleaners, including smart mapping. Read More >>

smartphones
2019 Could Be the Year Your Phone Finally Gets a Real Dark Mode

Windows 10 has had dark mode settings for a quite some time, and Apple added it to macOS with its Mojave last year. But strangely, neither iOS nor stock Android offers a true system-wide dark mode option right now. Read More >>

laptops
Razer Blade Stealth Review: Compact, Powerful, Beautiful (and Pink!)

If you opt to go for the quartz version of the new Razer Blade Stealth, you may be distracted by the pink. The keys, the trackpad, the bezels – hell, even the desktop is pink. Not “rose gold” like an Apple product, but pink like a Barbie box in the toy aisle. But do me a favour and look past the pink (the Stealth is also available in black) and focus on the rest of the redesign of Razer’s smallest laptop. Thanks to some smart aping from Dell, some serious power under the hood, and a uniquely Razer approach to the industrial design, the new Razer Blade Stealth is a compact wonder. Read More >>

tablets
How Wacom’s New Affordable Cintiq Beats the iPad

With the iPad Pro and its tight integration with the Pencil stylus, Apple’s tablet finally became a legitimate content creation tool for artists—and legitimate competition for Wacom, whose tablets have been a staple among designers and pixel pushers for decades. Wacom’s hardware, particularly its touchscreen Cintiq tablets, don’t come cheap, but its new £530 Cintiq 16 is priced to compete with Apple, and despite a few compromises, remains a better option for aspiring artists. Read More >>

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MSI’s GS75 Proves Powerful Gaming Laptops Don’t Need All That Bulk

As much as I love beastly, no compromises gaming laptops like MSI’s GT75, sometimes just thinking about systems like that makes my back hurt. I mean, who wants to carry around a 10-pound notebook that needs not one, but two massive power bricks just to get optimal performance? Read More >>