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You Can Upgrade a Macbook Faster Than You Can Boil an Egg

There’s one big drawback to Apple’s thin, svelte laptop: once you pull the trigger on a Macbook, you’re generally stuck with the specs for life. So when a company claims to offer an idiot-proof SSD upgrade, it’s worth checking out. Read More >>

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We Slashed and Stabbed a Kevlar Vest to See if it’s Assassin Proof 

Thanks to Batman, Daredevil, and a slew of other grim looking dudes with a desire to punch people, Kevlar has a reputation for being amazing body armour. But real Kevlar body armour tends to be super thick, bulky, and limited to torso protection. For a less chunky option, there’s Walls outdoor wear, which uses Kevlar weaved in with traditional fabrics to make it more durable. Read More >>

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We Made Our Co-Workers Finger the LG G5’s Magic Slot

LG’s new G5 is a shiny metal phone from the future. One of the reasons we love it is the removable expansion slot that lets you trick out the phone with add-ons. But is the thing actually easy to remove? Read More >>

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I Flew an Expensive Drone Into a Fence at Top Speed and You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

I swear it was an accident. For two weeks, I flew the DJI Phantom 4 as often as possible, to learn about its quirky but impressive feature set. When it came time for the final test — seeing how obstacle avoidance worked at high speeds — it slipped my mind that the technology doesn’t work at all at high speeds. Read More >>

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Testmodo Challenge #1: Three Readers Put the Sony Xperia™ Z5 Compact Design to the Test

We shone out the Testmodo bat signal, and you gadget-hungry Giz readers started sweeping into our inbox like some sort of smartphone-addicted rodent superhero. Our inbox was flooded with hundreds upon hundreds of applicants for the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Testmodo season, and we've now got our three lucky testers. Give a big Gizmodo welcome to Gary Coughlan, Kate Watson and Iain Buchanan, who will be putting the slick little Sony through its paces. Read More >>

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Testmodo: We Need Three Readers to Review the Sony Xperia™ Z5 Compact

It’s Testmodo time! We're handing over the responsibility of reviewing a sweet new phone to Gizmodo UK readers for a brand new Testmodo challenge. It’s your turn to shine, showing off your gadget-guru credentials while you get busy with the Xperia™ Z5 Compact from Sony. Read More >>

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Testmodo Challenge #4: Four Readers Share Their Final Thoughts on the LG G Flex2

Can it really be over so quickly? Our LG G Flex2 Testmodo season draws to a close, meaning this is your chance to take a look at what our readers (Jassen Payen, Tom Price, Suzanne Atkins and Samuel Hudson) have to say about LG's curvy G Flex2 phone. In previous week's they've sang the praises of its design, tested the camera and turned the smartphone into their own personal handheld cinemas. Read More >>

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Testmodo Challenge #3: Four Readers Put the LG G Flex2’s Curved Screen to the Test

We're into the homestraight for the LG G Flex2 Testmodo season, and our crack team of readers (Jassen Payen, Tom Price, Suzanne Atkins and Samuel Hudson) are still working hard to bring you their thoughts on LG's curvy phone. They've waxed lyrical about its design and given David Bailey a run for his money while testing the camera. Now, the attention turns to that curved screen, and what it's like to watch movies, view photos and play games on. Read More >>

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Testmodo Challenge #2: Four Readers Put the LG G Flex2’s Camera to the Test

The LG G Flex2 Testmodo season is well and truly underway! Last week, our plucky team of four readers (Jassen Payen, Tom Price, Suzanne Atkins and Samuel Hudson) explored the LG G Flex2's uniquely curved design. This week, we asked them to do their best David Bailey impressions, and give the smartphone's camera a workout. Read More >>

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Testmodo: We Need Four Readers to Review the LG G Flex2

It's that time again. We're handing over the responsibility of reviewing a top notch phone to four Gizmodo UK readers for a brand new Testmodo challenge. Do you fancy giving our fingers a rest and taking the curvy G Flex2 from LG for a spin? Read More >>

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Testmodo Challenge #4: Four Readers Give Their Final Verdicts On Hive Active Heating

It's the last week of the last Testmodo before Christmas. Our Giz readers-turned-reviewers have been warming themselves on Hive's Active Heating for a good month now, with the thermostat in their home, app on their phone and a smart-home spring in their step. Read More >>

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Testmodo Challenge #3: Four Readers Sync Their Smartphones To Hive’s Appy Heating

Having been glued to their home thermostats for the first couple of weeks, Giz is setting its readers-turned-reviewers free this week to try Hive Active Heating in its natural habitat. App-controlled heating is Hive's standout feature, after all, making you the Master of Equitable Temperatures wherever you choose to lay your hat. So how would our now-seasoned Testmoders Toby, Allan, Roger and Olly handle that kind of world-warming power? With investigative zeal, it would seem… Read More >>

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Testmodo Challenge #2: Four Readers Take Hive Active Heating’s Scheduling For a Spin

It's week two of our winter-warming Testmodo, with our team of four Giz readers turned reviewers having flown through installation with flying colours and now getting hands-on and suitably active with their Hive Acting Heating systems. Read More >>

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Testmodo Challenge #1: Four Readers Get Started With Hive Active Heating

Testmodo sees Giz readers turn reviewers and give their hands-on-informed opinions of the latest and greatest kit we can muster, and our recent call to arms for four Giz readers to test Hive Active Heating just as we enter the chilly season saw an unsurprisingly large amount of interest. Read More >>

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Testmodo: Three Readers Give Their Final Verdicts on the Xperia Z3 from Sony

It's the final week for our Xperia Z3 Testmoders Alex, Simon and Ray. There are sure to be a few tears of sadness it's all over among our plucky crew of reviewers, but luckily those waterproof smartphones are up to the test of fending off the occasional sob. But having rinsed the camera, battery and waterproofing capabilities of Sony's new flagship, what has a month in its company taught our guys? Read More >>