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HTC One Max Review: Bigger, Not Best

The HTC One has been the darling of the smartphone scene this year, wowing reviewers (even if not wholly winning over the public when it came to sales). As is now customary, it's to be flanked by the HTC One Mini and, rounding off the smartphone size holy trinity, this, the HTC One Max. It's bigger, and comes complete with some quirky new features. But bigger doesn't always mean better. Read More >>

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Sony SmartWatch 2 Review: Um...Third Time the Charm?

The Sony SmartWatch 2 may not offer up the feast of features of its Samsung rival, but perhaps simplicity is the way to go with smartwatches. Has Sony managed to nail it, or like the first SmartWatch incarnation, is this the second-worst thing Sony's ever made? Read More >>

This Is What a Gold HTC One Worth £2,750 Looks Like

I've just had some very limited time with one of the five gold HTC Ones created to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the MOBO awards, and as you can see from the photos overleaf, this thing is gold. In a way the iPhone 5S' champagne version is not. Read More >>

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Tesco Hudl Review: Super Value Own-Brand Android

Tesco's Hudl tablet is, at the time of writing, considered quite cheap. Android tablet hardware has plummeted in price so quickly and to such an extent that it's possible to buy a fairly high-spec piece of kit like this for just £119, a cost that has owners of expensive, rival brand tabs scoffing with derision. It can't be a proper thing, can it? Not for that kind of price? Read More >>

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Sony Xperia Z1 Review: Heavy Metal Heaven

Sony's Xperia Z was released back in March of this year, and was, according to our gentleman reviewer, the best phone Sony's ever made. Sony obviously didn't agree, though, as it's effectively rubbished its earlier effort by releasing the Xperia Z1 just six months later -- a faster, sturdier, even more luxurious smartphone. Read More >>

Qualcomm's Toq Smartwatch Is a Tonne Better Than Samsung's Galaxy Gear

Disregarding my opinion that smartwatches (unless they're the Pebble, or something as intuitive and elegantly-executed) can all be tossed in a skip and set on fire, I'm actually really impressed after a brief play with the Qualcomm Toq (pronounced "talk," not "toc." Dubbed "the anti-Galaxy Gear" (by us), such is the stripped-down nature of what's crammed inside the 1.5-inch display, it's more of a pimped-out watch than Dick Tracy phonewatch. And that's a good thing, before you ask. Read More >>

LG's Made an iPad Mini For the Android Lovers

It's safe to say that Android tablets haven't quite managed to capture the aesthetic beauty of Apple's iPad mini. Sure, there have been some good looking ones, and the Nexus 7 certainly isn't ugly, but none of the smaller tablets have really compared to the elegant and simplistic design of Jony Ive's mini, until now. Meet the LG G Pad 8.3. Read More >>

Eyes-On With Samsung's OLED UHD TV of the Future

The combination of 4K resolution and OLED display technology sure makes for a potentially tasty concoction, and boy does it live up to its promise. It may be just a prototype, but Samsung's OLED UHD display is the most gorgeous TV I've ever seen. Read More >>

Samsung's Pushing OLED to UHD Extremes For the First Time Ever

Forget ordinary everyday LCD UHD TVs -- what you want is an eye-poppingly gorgeous OLED UHD TV, and Samsung's just managed to make the first one in the world. It'll probably be the most gorgeous-looking TV you'll ever see. Read More >>

Sony's Xperia Z1 Is Just as Camera as It Is Phone

After a wavering couple of years back there, Sony's been back on fine form with its mobile arm, ever since it ditched Ericsson and came out with the Xperia S back in January 2012. Its latest, the Z1, isn't just another large-screened mobile -- it's a 5-inch mobile with a 20.7MP camera, and two optional external lenses which can either be mounted on the phone as you see above, or waved about to capture all sorts of surreptitious shots. Read More >>

HTC's Painted the One and One Mini Blue (and Has a BoomBass and Desire 601 For You Too)

What, you thought that HTC only had a mini Bluetooth phone for you this week? Spilling a can of whoomp from the mid-range shelf a day before the IFA onslaught, HTC's shown off a "vivid blue" colour option for the One and One Mini handsets, plus revealed the mid-range Desire 601 and 300, and BoomBass Bluetooth speaker. Phew. Read More >>

HTC Reckons the Answer to Your Big-Phone Problems Is a Small Bluetooth Phone

Phones are getting bigger; some are even too big for pockets. So what's the answer to your too-big-to-use-as-a-phone issues? A mini Bluetooth phone that connects to your real phone, of course. Or at least that's what HTC thinks. Meet the HTC Mini+. Yeah, that just happened. Read More >>

This is Apparently the Golden iPhone 5S

With all this talk of a golden iPhone I was expecting something a bit more gaudy, but "champagne" as it seems to be called now doesn't look that bad. In fact, it's barely any different from the white one, just slightly more yellow. Read More >>

These Coloured PS4 DualShock 4 Joypads Are Hideous

Black just not doing it for you? Good news, then. Sony's taken the wraps off its DualShock 4 colour variants and, well, they're not exactly lookers in my eyes. What's with the partial colouring? Two-tone with black just makes them look cheap and after-market. Read More >>

LG's New G2 Is a Pretty Little High-Grade Speedster

Today, we're getting our first real look at the G2, LG's follow-up to its promising but a little self-hampering Optimus G. The G2 boasts a 5.2-inch full HD display, and a 13 mega-pixel camera. Read More >>


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