Fitbit Did What You Wanted and Basically Made a Pebble

I haven’t asked for a lot from Fitbit over the years. Really only one thing. I would like another Pebble—a gorgeous smartwatch that lasts for days, has a healthy selection of apps, and isn’t sized to fit the wrist of a seven foot tall, 300-pound football player. Finally, I think, Fitbit might be giving me what I wanted. Read More >>

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MWC 2018: Alexa and Cortana Will Duke It Out in the Update to the Best Laptop Under £1,200

Alexa already dominates a tonne of living rooms and kitchens thanks to Amazon’s huge line of Echo smart speakers. But there’s still one major category of devices Alexa has yet to conquer: PCs. However, at CES 2018, Amazon announced that Alexa would be making its way onto computers too. That brings us to now, at MWC 2018, where Lenovo is showing off its line of new Yoga 730 2-in-1s, which are going to be one of the first systems sporting Alexa’s new PC integration. Read More >>

MWC 2018: Sony’s New Buds Have Holes in Them for Your Own Good

How many times have you seen this: a guy or gal walking down the street with one earbud in, while the other hangs loose around their shoulders and neck like some ridiculous techie bolo tie. If you’re like me, it’s a daily occurrence, and a sad symptom caused by design that doesn’t quite work. Read More >>

MWC 2018: Huawei’s Matebook X Pro is a Slick Challenger to the Very Best Windows Laptops

In the laptop world, Dell’s XPS 13 gets a lot of credit for having a great design, excellent battery life and that nifty Infinity Edge display that started the trend of slimmer bezels on laptops. But what most people don’t know is that the laptop with the thinnest bezels in the world isn’t a Dell, it’s now a Huawei. Read More >>

Canon’s Next Flash Is Trying to Be Idiot-Proof

Using a flash is what separates photographers from people who got a good camera deal on Black Friday. Flash photography can be hard. There’s light theory and mathematics at play. Use a flash incorrectly and the images you’re making are often uglier than if you’d never used a flash at all. Canon’s hoping its new 470EX-AI flash unit changes that. Read More >>

MWC 2018: Sony is Getting Serious About Smartphones Again, and It’s Great

Not too long ago, Sony was a force (at least design-wise) in the smartphone world thanks to devices like the OG Xperia Z and the innovative Xperia Play. It was making cool looking phones while also pushing features like built-in water resistance that people now take for granted. But lately Sony’s phones have felt half-hearted. Read More >>

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MWC 2018: Phones This Cheap Shouldn’t Look This Good

Look, it’s hard to give a shit about budget phones. They often sport uninspired designs, lack any sort of innovative features, and frequently cut corners to hit those low, low prices. And with previous phone names like Pixi, Pop and Idol, Alcatel’s previous phones seemed more concerned with the latest saccharine teen singing sensation than actual tech. Read More >>

This Dual-Screen Smartphone is Weird, Monstrous, and Kinda Cool

Get ready, because rumors are saying that Apple, Samsung, and others have plans to bring actual bendable phones to market within the next few years. But before than can happen, there’s some important prep that needs to get ironed out first. That’s whre the dual-screen ZTE Axon M comes in. Read More >>

Amazon’s Slick High-End Kindle Got a Serious Overhaul

When Amazon released the Kindle Oasis back in the spring of 2016, we said it was the best e-reader ever made. But that doesn’t mean it was perfect, and in the year and half since it came out, it’s become clear there was room for improvement. With a starting price of £270, the old Oasis was a bit pricey, it had a blocky (and now outdated) design and it was missing features like the adaptive back-lighting found on the even older Kindle Voyage. And, despite having a name that immediately conjures up visions of pools and fountains, the previous Oasis didn’t have any sort of water-resistance either. But now, Amazon is giving it another go with the simply (and annoyingly) named New Kindle Oasis, which looks to address all those shortcomings while also adding a number of new improvements too. Read More >>

Tamagotchi is Back – And I Already Killed Mine

Just after 11 am on Saturday morning, I became the proud parent of my very first Tamagotchi, freshly hatched from its virtual egg. By yesterday afternoon it was dead; its passing a poignant reminder that the gadgets we adored as kids aren’t always as awesome 20 years later when we’re grownups. Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>