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Amazon Echo Spot vs Echo Show: Which is the best Alexa smart display?

The Amazon Echo Spot is finally on sale in the UK. A cross between the Echo Show and Echo Dot, the Spot is intended as an Alexa-powered

Empire Ears Athena review – the goddess of Olympus

Pros: Impeccable build quality, balanced but musical tuning, incredible sense of smoothness, good note weight, fantastic midrange, good clarity Cons: May lack air in the treble for

Top Five Features Of The 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260

The Ducati Multistrada may look relatively unchanged compared to its outgoing predecessor, but the new 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 has its own host of upgrades that add to the already versatile

Microsoft 2017 in review: Wins, fails, and WTF moments

We gained the Surface Laptop and the Fall Creators Update. We lost Windows Phone and Groove. Microsoft’s 2017 may as well be known as the

Apple in 2017: the good, the bad and the painfully inevitable

From the highs of the iPhone X to the lows of the iPhone X’s notch… Apple is in its very own Groundhog Day. Every year,

Microsoft Surface Book 2 vs Apple MacBook Pro : 15″ and 15.4″ models compared

I have to admit, ever since Microsoft released the Surface Pro laptops, I have been a fan of these travel-friendly and light two-in-one machines. I

ASUS X756UQ/K756UQ review – looks good but fails to impress with everything else

Pros Good build quality The display has almost full sRGB coverage Decent input devices Cons Poor battery life Not the most portable 17-inch solution Fails

Acer Aspire 7 (A717-71G) review – Acer’s high-performance mid-ranger

Pros Good build quality with brushed aluminum Nice keyboard, usable touchpad Excellent, bright IPS panel with wide sRGB and high contrast The display doesn’t use

Samsung The Frame 4K UHD Review

Our Verdict With The Frame, Samsung is targeting a very niche segment of the audience. But to that audience, this may be the only television

Fitbit Alta HR v Fitbit Charge 2: Which is right for you

Which feature-packed tracker should you choose? Fitbit’sline-up of fitness trackers is now pretty huge and deciding between the Fitbit Alta HR and Fitbit Charge HR

JBL Link 20 Google Assistant smart speaker review

OUR VERDICT It may not be the pinnacle of sound dynamics and coherence, but this full-sounding smart home speaker is more flexible than most. FOR

Fossil Q Venture review

OUR VERDICT The Fossil Q Venture is a sharp-looking, comfortable smartwatch with a great display and responsive processor, but fitness fans will miss GPS connectivity,

Detu Twin 360-degree camera review

OUR VERDICT The Detu Twin is simple to operate and relatively affordable, but this entry-level 360 camera falls down when it comes to video quality

Best hybrid cars in each sector

Whether you’re looking for a family hatchback, an SUV or a performance car, there’s a hybrid to suit. We take a look at the top

Sennheiser Momentum Free Review

Pros Great sound quality Improved sound over neckband version Very good wireless reliability Cons Limited 6hr battery life Expensive Key Features Review Price: £169.99/$224.39 Bluetooth

iFi Nano iDSD Black Label Review : great genes in this DAC family, wallet happy price

Pros:  Excellent transparent sound, small size, outstanding price, driving power for HD600, iEMatch built in, iPurifier built in, excellent 3.5mm line-out, two good filters, huge

Google Pixel Buds v Apple AirPods: The brawl of the smart earbuds

Which pair of smart headphones is for you? Thus far, true hearables have been the playground of smaller companies like Bragi and NuHeara. In the

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S 4MATIC+ First Drive: SUV royalty

When money is no object, and you feel the need for attention on the school run, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV with its handcrafted

Chord Blu MkII review

Verdict The finest CD transport we’ve heard. Partner with the DAVE and we doubt you can do better regardless of price For Exceptional insight, dynamics

The best waterproof fitness trackers for swimming in the pool – UPDATE 2017

Fancy hitting the water rather than the roads? Check out these top waterproof bands So what is the best fitness tracker for swimming? We might just be

Empire Ears Zeus-XR Review – the pinnacle of the pantheon

Pros:  Sublime detail retrieval, very coherent tuning, switchable crossover modes, mid range clarity and expression, non fatiguing but truly transparent sound, superb build quality Cons:

Razer Phone review: Brilliant brickphone brings an experience like no other

In an arguably stagnant phone market an unexpected new player has emerged: Razer. Yep, the well-known gaming brand isn’t hanging up its core business, rather

Campfire Audio Andromeda Review – another stellar constellation from the stargazers at CA

Pros:  Great value, classy metal build and accessory package, superbly balanced tuning, clarity, large and airy soundstage, neutral yet musical Cons: Sharp edges on the

Huawei Mate 10 Review

Pros Takes good pictures in low light Great performance Very good battery life Cons EMUI software is a pain Key Features 5.8-inch quad-HD HDR10 LCD

Big VR test: Oculus, Vive, PS VR and Windows Mixed Reality go head-to-head

Battle of the realities It seems like only yesterday we were anxiously awaiting our first glimpse of modern VR; today, we’re spoilt for choice. There’s

Amazon Cloud Cam Review: Alexa will see you now

PROS Affordable camera undercuts the competition Cloud storage plans are more affordable for multi-cam setups 1080p day and night vision is solid CONS Free service

Cubix CubeBook Review

Pros Sleek design Spacious display Large battery Cons Middling speaker performance Reflective screen Laptops are getting more powerful each and every day. Most of them

2017 BMW i8 Review: A 21st Century Supercar

PROS Design has supercar drama Combination of gas and electric is innovative Easy to drive and nimble in the corners Potential to be surprisingly frugal

Lenovo ThinkPad L570

Pros Fairly rigid Excellent input devices Wide range of I/O The screen doesn’t use PWM above 60 cd/m2 Outstanding battery life Cons Subpar TN display

Emporio Armani Connected review : Sharp on the outside, shallow on the inside

There’s no doubting the Emporio Armani Connected is one of the more stylish Android Wear smartwatches we’ve come across. While it shines in the design