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Hands On With the Vibrator That Wants to be the Smartest Sex Toy in the World

Liz Klinger admits that the Lioness isn’t the world’s greatest vibrator. It won’t work perfectly for every person who uses it. “No vibrator is for everybody. You’d have to have, like, a Play-Doh thing that has a motor in it,” she told me in a crowded coffee house at lunch hour. Read More >>

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Hands on With Nimuno Loops Toy Block Tape (aka ‘Lego Tape’)

Back in March the world seemed to be taken by storm by a novel concept: Nimuno Loops Toy Block Tape which is compatible with Lego and other similar (lesser) products. A lot of people pledged money to the Indiegogo campaign, including me. My order just arrived, so let's take a look at just how effective this stuff actually is. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S8: Best Phone Ever?

We've waited and waited, and finally we've laid hands on the brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, successors to the all-round-excellent S7 and S7 Edge. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 First Impressions: A True iPad Pro Rival

Exploding phone debacle aside, Samsung's been on a bit of winning streak of late. It might sound daft given the magnitude of that issue, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is still the best phone money can buy, with it following further smartphone success and the arrival of one of the nicest smartwatches going - the Samsung Gear S3. Read More >>

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The Huawei Mate 9 Rises From the Note 7’s Ashes, But Has the UK Been Snubbed?

The Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus followed it into the world, but there’s still a Note-shaped hole in the smartphone market. Without wanting to rub salt into Samsung’s wounds, I have to reiterate that the Note 7 was looking like a potential phone of the year before it went up in flames. Huawei’s looking to capitalise on its South Korean rival’s spectacular failure with the Mate 9. Read More >>

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I Just Stroked the New MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

The first thing I did, when presented with the new Macbook Pro, was reach for that dimly lit display just above the keyboard. The new Touch Bar is the most exciting part of the new MacBook Pro. It’s a Retina strip that sits on top of the keyboard (Retina commonly denotes a super high DPI) and is a replacement for the function keys that have existed on laptops for what feels like forever. Read More >>

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The Google Pixel Is the Smartest Phone I’ve Ever Held

The hardware in Google’s latest phone, developed in house and using parts from flagging former flagship HTC, doesn’t look from the outside like a revolution. It is a 5-inch phone (or 5.5-inch for a bit more money) with an 820 Snapdragon processor, a 1440 x 2560 display, up to 128GB of storage, and a fingerprint reader on the back. If you are confusing it with nearly every other Android smartphone released this year that’s okay. They’re all basically the same. Read More >>

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Parrot Disco Hands-On Review: The Drone That Gives Beginners Wings

"Look up in the sky. It's a bird! It's a plane! No! It's the most cliché-driven introduction to a drone story that you have ever heard!" Forgive me for summoning the hackneyed phrasing, but it was that famous Superman line that flashed across my mind as I witnessed Parrot's new Disco drone gliding through the Californian skies, my neck craned to see the fixed-wing craft in full flight set across the solid, baking hot blue expanse above. Read More >>

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Amazon Kindle Oasis Hands-On: The Thinnest, Lightest, Weirdest Kindle Yet

The Amazon Kindle Oasis is unlike any eReader I’ve seen before. The new top-of-the-line premium reading gadget from Amazon (with a price tag to match) eschews the regular slate-like format for a super-slim asymmetrical design that’s so light it feels like you’re barely holding anything at all. Going up for pre-order today (ahead of a late April release) bundled with a unique charging case for a wallet-whipping £269.99, I had a brief fumble with the Oasis, and it’s left me truly intrigued. Read More >>

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Huawei P9 Hands-On: Are Those Unusual Cameras Worth the Hype?

Slowly but surely, Huawei has worked its way up to the big leagues, and has earned the right to be mentioned in the same breath as long-established Android rivals Samsung, LG and HTC. The company’s launched its new flagship the Huawei P9, at a typically-odd event (a procession of top photographers took the stage for about an hour before the arrival of Henry Cavill, who had a couple of issues with the teleprompter), and I got to fiddle with it. Read More >>

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Roomba’s New Tiny Robot Mops Instead of Sucks

Roombas are, presumably, very cool. Sharing a home with a black lab, a white Persian and a lot of rugs with tassels means I would not know. Roombas are for people with wall to wall carpets. Or rugs sans the tassels. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Hands-On: Refined as Hell

Other than Apple’s traditional September launch, Samsung’s Unpacked event at MWC is the biggest entry in the technology calendar. We seriously love routine, don’t we? As expected, the big, Samsung-branded hat has plopped out the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the South Korean firm’s latest flagship handsets. As expected, they look a lot like their predecessors, and as usual, we’re expecting them to go down a treat with consumers. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S7: The Six Things You Need to Know

Samsung revealed its new flagship smartphone—the Galaxy S7—today at Mobile World Congress (MWC), and we were lucky enough to get our hands on the device for a short demo. After spending a few minutes testing the device, it became clear that Samsung can still makes a great Android phone. Read More >>

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LG G5 Hands-On: Well Done LG, We Weren’t Quite Expecting That

LG thinks it's come up with a sneaky way of boosting its smartphone sales: by doing something interesting. Somebody warn the others! The South Korean giant launched the LG G5 today, and it's the most intriguing-sounding smartphone we've come across in a long time. Read More >>

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Honor 5X Hands-On: Cheap and Stylish, But Shame About the Skin

The Honor 5X looks like a lot of smartphone for 170 smackers. We’ve watched from afar as gadget people around the world have had the opportunity to touch the handset up over the last few months, hoping for a bit of action in the UK. We’ve finally laid our fingers on the beast, and the wait may have actually been worth it. Read More >>