reviews
The Latest Breed of 2-in-1s Have Finally Realised the Hybrid Dream

Even though they don’t look much different than a lot of other hybrid laptops, the release of the Dell’s XPS 15 2-in-1 and HP’s Spectre x360 15 is an important moment for today’s convertible PCs. That’s because by putting powerful, but not exceedingly expensive GPUs inside already flexible machines, it feels like 2-in-1s are finally ready to deliver on what made the idea of convertible computers so exciting in the first place. Read More >>

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I’d Love Sony’s New Truly Wireless Earbuds If the Battery Didn’t Suck

Despite many tries, no company has nailed truly wireless earbuds. Apple’s AirPods come close, but the lack of sports-friendly features has always been a problem. That’s why I was so excited to see Sony release a set of truly wireless earbuds that are not only tight-fitting and water resistant, they also come with noise-cancelling. After two weeks of testing, I have to admit that the new Sony buds aren’t perfect, but they’re seductively good. Read More >>

toys
You Can Strap a GoPro to This New Hot Wheels Car and Ride Along on All Your Dangerous Stunts

Watching a race from the sidelines is never as fun as being in the driver’s seat, and with that obvious wisdom in mind, Mattel has partnered with GoPro to create a new camera-compatible Hot Wheels car that lets kids and grownups experience what it’s like to careen down those iconic orange plastic tracks. It’s also the only chance you’ll probably ever have to race through a vertical loop without destroying your car. Read More >>

gaming
Hyperkin’s Duke Xbox Controller is Every Bit As Ridiculous as the Original

My tiny hands remember the original, enormous Xbox controller with fondness. Not because it was ergonomic or a joy to use, but in the same way I remember other absurd and outdated technology—with absolute amusement. The original Xbox controller was a beast, and the tweaked and high tech £70 Duke from Hyperkin, that works with both PCs and the Xbox One, borrows that same portly profile to create one of the biggest and most ridiculous controllers out there. Read More >>

movies
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Lacks the Majesty the Franchise Is Known for

One of the things that makes the Jurassic Park franchise so memorable is John Williams’ score. The majestic music is one of the legendary composer’s most recognisable compositions. That score is teased, but never truly unleashed, in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is also the perfect analogy for the movie as a whole. Everything feels held back and small. There’s never a moment worthy of that iconic music. Read More >>

gaming
A Wireless Gaming Headset This Cheap Is Hard Not to Like

Not too long ago, I took a look at some of the most popular gaming headsets under £120 to figure out which one was best. And while my opinion hasn’t changed, there is one feature even our top-ranked headset didn’t have: wireless audio. Typically, wireless sound is a feature reserved for more expensive devices priced between £150 and £200. But on the Corsair’s new HS70, you can get solid wireless audio for just £100. Read More >>

reviews
I Love Sharp’s New Steam Powered Oven Even If My Steak Was Soggy

As Moe the Bartender proudly reveals his new restaurant’s Navy surplus deep fryer that can flash fry a buffalo in 40 seconds, Homer laments: “Forty seconds? But I want it now!” He was right. In a time when instant messages and same day shipping are the norm, waiting for food to cook feels like an inconvenience. But a countertop oven that uses superheated steam to speed up cook times could be the appliance all of us impatient types have been waiting for. Read More >>

reviews
This Gadget Told me How Wimpy my Punches Are, Please Don’t Fight me

Have you ever been in a fight? No, not on Twitter. I mean a real fight, you know, with your fists? If not, then Hykso’s $150 (£113) FightCamp punch trackers probably aren’t your bag. The wearable is designed to provide the hard-hitting boxer within you valuable insight about your performance, and show you how you stack up compared to other users when paired with the company’s FightCamp streaming exercise platform. Think Peloton, but for boxing. The problem is, one of them would be much better served by an actual in-person class, while the other is riding a stationary bike. Read More >>

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The OnePlus 6 Barely Stands Out From the Crowd, But it’s Redeemed by the Battery and Price

OnePlus seems to have been the darling child of the phone industry, seemingly coming out of nowhere to deliver the OnePlus One in 2014 – a phone that people literally couldn't get enough of thanks to all the hoops you had to jump through just to have the option of buying one. While that particular method of purchase is long gone, the OnePlus brand is still pretty popular, with an immense amount of hype surrounding the recent device. Almost on par with the likes of Samsung and Apple, which ain't too shabby for a company that didn't exist five years ago. Read More >>

audio
Hey Siri, Give Me Some Encouragement: Exercising With Jaybird Run Wireless Earbuds

Remember when Apple first released Airpods? For about a week everyone scoffed at just how silly wearers looked - and then, inevitably, we tried them for themselves and they became wildly successful. Read More >>

reviews
The New Boosted Mini is Dangerously Fun

Electric skateboards have always seemed to me like an 80s fever dream come true. What if, instead of using your foot, you could push a button and make a skateboard go as fast as a car? The idea would have sounded absurd 30 years ago, but today it’s true in the form of Boosted Boards. And now, the company has a smaller model with a rad form factor. It’s a different ride, too. Read More >>

movies
The Frighteners, Peter Jackson’s Precursor to Lord of The Rings, Still Scares And Surprises

With its bright white spine, The Frighteners called to me from my shelf of old DVDs. “Rewatch me,” it seemed to say. “People forget that I’m the movie that made The Lord of The Rings possible. I’m so much more than a VFX ghost story. Trust me. Bring me back to life.” So I did, and the alluring DVD did not tell a lie. Read More >>

keyboards
Roccat’s New ‘Membranical’ Keyboard Tries to Be Everything to Everyone

The humble keyboard has risen in popularity in recent years; the seemingly infinite variety of models has turned the input accessory into something like watches for people with Newegg accounts. With companies trying to cater to every preference and price point, maybe it was inevitable that we’d end up with something like Roccat’s new Horde AIMO. It’s a £90 keyboard with an assortment of multimedia features and an uncommon “membranical” design that attempts to answer a series of seemingly contradictory questions. Is it possible to make a quiet typing experience without sacrificing the feel of obnoxious clackity-noise-making keyboards? Can we incorporate some much-needed features into a relatively inexpensive package? Can we make it look like it doesn’t belong in a college dorm and give it RGB backlighting? Maybe! Read More >>

tv
Let’s All Pray Something Like The Rain Never Happens in Real Life

The apocalypse in Netflix’s new eco-disaster series The Rain happens with frightening speed. One minute, high schooler Simone is joshing with her friends and flirting with a boy. The next, her family’s racing down the highway in their car and then leaving it behind to run through the woods on foot. And when the clouds burst open, everything about her life gets turned upside down. Read More >>

VR
Lenovo Made a Souped Up Oculus Go That’s Missing Just One Key Feature

Less than a week has passed since the first standalone VR headset was released, and already we have another. Except this one is made by Lenovo in partnership with Google and uses the Daydream VR platform. Like the Oculus Go, Lenovo’s Mirage Solo don’t need no phone or a wire connected to a nearby PC to transport you to other worlds. Everything you need comes built into the goggles. Read More >>