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Samsung Gear S4 with Wear OS: Tizen is dead

Although they have never really disappeared, traditional smartphone manufacturers have more or less backed out of the smartwatch market. It has become the territory of

Best DOCSIS 3.0 modem (in 2018)

The DOCSIS 3.0 modem has been around for quite some time and its reach has spanned over both the the entry-level segment (4×4 and 8×4

Android P name, news and features: Will Android P be called Android Pineapple Cake?

Android 9 is almost upon us; here’s everything we know so far about Android P Very soon, Google’s 2018 I/O developer conference will be upon us.

Android in 2017: the highs and the lows

Another 365 (and one-fourth) days have passed. Naysayers have again been proven wrong. Android is still going strong and the open source operating system is

Panasonic TX-50EX750 review

OUR VERDICT Cosmetically, the EX750 is a sumptuous 4K flatscreen, but limited HDR effectiveness and bewildering image options make this TV a cautionary buy. FOR

Pinebook 14-inch review

OUR VERDICT If you’re after an affordable Linux laptop, look no further. Yes, you’ll need to get used to the keyboard, and the touchpad is

System76 Galago Pro review

OUR VERDICT A high-end laptop that offers a stylish all-aluminium design, lots of processing power, a generous selection of ports and a vibrant HiDPI screen

GPD Pocket Ubuntu Editon Review

PROS Terrific build quality and design Generous RAM size Bright, high-resolution screen for its size CONS Painful keyboard layout Poor thermal management No microSD card

Smart rings: The good, the bad and the ugly in smart jewellery

Connected tech moves to the finger but the results aren’t always perfect While Apple, Fitbit and Xiaomi have ensured that smartwatches and fitness trackers create

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Google Pixel XL 2 vs iPhone 7S Plus vs LG V30: Best phones coming in 2017

We compare Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, set to launch later in August, with three other premium mobiles to be released at the end of 2017.

Best VR headsets 2017: HTC Vive, Oculus, PlayStation VR compared

We’ve seen a virtual reality explosion over the last few months, and now in 2017 there’s an amazing variety of VR headsets to choose from.

Panasonic TX-65EZ1002B 4K OLED TV Review: Hollywood tuned for consumers and professionals

The Good Superb blacks and contrast ratio Fantastic dynamic range Reference image accuracy Great detail just above black Excellent video processing Wide viewing angles Low

Samsung QE65Q8C QLED 4K HDR TV Review : Can Samsung’s Q8C deliver the full potential of HDR?

The Good Detailed accurate picture Local dimming effective with SDR Wide colour gamut High peak brightness Low input lag Easy to setup and use Great

Elephone S7 Review (Helio X25 Version)

Agree the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge caused a huge stir around itself. Thereafter some smartphone makers tried to design their own curved screen handsets. However,

What Is Kodi? Everything You Need to Know

Kodi has slowly but surely made an impression on anyone who wants to share content around the home. The service has actually been available since

Linksys WRT 3200 ACM router review

OUR VERDICT If you want complete control over your network and more features than you can shake an NIC at, then the Linksys WRT 3200

Living with Asteroid OS – The open source Android Wear alternative

Asteroid OS is an open source, Linux-based smartwatch OS developed primarily by a French student and hoping to take on the might of Android Wear

The best VR headsets : The top virtual reality devices to go and buy now

Do you go Rift or PS VR or Vive or Daydream? We help you decide Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR and the HTC

Vorke V1 Mini-PC Review : Not great as an HTPC but a decent little Windows Box

Pros Solid playback of ‘core’ video & audio Good network & transfer speeds Expandable internal storage Decent price for specification Cons Fan can be heard

PORTAL WI-FI ROUTER REVIEW

HIGHS Attractive design Only router to give you access to all four DFS frequencies Elegant, internal antenna design Simple set-up and configuration Excellent performance compared

Crowdfund this : Wearable Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns to keep an eye on

If you’re looking for the most interesting wearable projects looking for funding on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or other crowdfunding platforms, you’ve come to the right place.

Hands on: Jide Remix Mini review

OUR EARLY VERDICT Should you buy the Remix Mini, be aware of its limitations – this is a £40 PC and no one should expect

Panasonic TX-58DX902B 4K HDR UHD TV Review : Premium performance at a not-so-premium price

The Good Reference greyscale and colour accuracy Superb contrast performance Effective local dimming Uniform backlighting Impressive HDR performance Excellent video processing Solidly constructed Good sound

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Hands-on Review : Is This Linux Laptop Worth $1,500?

Thanks to its lightweight chassis, gorgeous screen and epic battery life, the Dell XPS 13 has been our favorite laptop overall for more than 18

Hands on: Onda OBook 10 SE review

OUR EARLY VERDICT Remix OS is a refreshing operating system but the impending merger between Chrome OS and Android may well make it less attractive,

Henry Audio USB DAC 128 MkII review

Verdict An interesting idea and decent sound, but shonky construction and better rivals hold the Henry back For Better than the sound card built in

Here’s your chance to see the Blocks modular smartwatch in action

The Blocks smartwatch is nearly here, and the modular smartwatch has been going through some changes since we last saw it, as the company prepares

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition review

PROS Ubuntu OS Scopes system is great Great specs for the money CONS Lack of apps Fairly buggy software KEY FEATURES Ubuntu OS 5.7-inch AMOLED

Samsung KS7500 (UE55KS7500) UHD 4K TV Review

Pros Impressive greyscale and colour accuracy Excellent black levels and contrast ratios Decent local dimming Effective video processing Full HDR support Incredibly low input lag

BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition — Update

KEY FEATURES Ubuntu tablet OS 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 5 megapixel front camera 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory 7,280mAh Li-Po battery