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Here’s why heart rate monitors are getting bpm from bog rolls

We put a bunch of wearables to the HR test and ask the experts what’s going on You might have noticed photos on social media

HP Omen Mindframe headset review: HP nails the cooling, but the basics need work

The thermoelectric cooling is no mere gimmick. It really works. The HP Omen Mindframe comes close to being a great headset with an interesting gimmick,

Bluesound Pulse Soundbar and Pulse Subwoofer review: Reference sound and outstanding streaming features

This soundbar/subwoofer combo is for audiophiles and cineastes who can afford to indulge their craving for refined, dynamic sound. Canadian manufacturer Bluesound makes some big

Vizio P Series Review

PROS Built-in TV Tuner Full-Array Local Dimming across all sizes (zone number varies) 120 Hz (up to 240 Hz) refresh rate Chromecast built-in Upcoming Vizio

The best wearables for the gym : Our picks for HIIT, spinning, treadmill, strength and CrossFit training

Proper gym trackers are slowly on the rise and helping serve your muscle-building needs, whether it’s for bodyweight workouts or a session in the weights

What is 8K TV? Complete guide to 8K vs 4K and the future of TV tech

Heard the buzz about 8K TVs and wondering what all the fuss is about? We’ve got all the details you need to know about the

The last phone spec that matters, in a phone you might not expect

The smartphone market around the world diversified to such a point this year that only one spec need matter to you. For me, that spec

If Audi’s PB18 is the future of sports EVs – count me in

Still, none have gone quite as far as the PB18. Audi’s goal, the company explained to us, was fairly straightforward. The coupe had to be

What is a DAC? Everything you need to know about digital-to-analogue converters

What is a DAC? Why it’s important and how can it improve the music you listen to? You’ve come to the right place to find

Acer Swift 7 (2018) Review

Pros  Thinnest laptop around  Powerful display  Surprisingly strong usability  4G SIM support Cons  Limited connectivity  Restrictive performance  Not quite as ‘compact’ as rivals Key Features

In our Audi e-tron Pikes Peak drive, the challenge is reversed

It’s just after 5:00 AM, and we’ve ascended past 14,100 feet as the sun was just starting to rise. A fitting moment, indeed, as the

OnePlus 6T: What we know about the rumoured OnePlus 6 successor

OnePlus 6T release date, specs, features, price and all the latest news OnePlus is thought to be working on a souped-up version of the fan

Arion smart insoles review : A smart insole that wants to make you a better runner

Arion is an exciting glimpse into a running future where we’ll all be able to get highly-tailored tips and advice without having to shell out

The highest-performing PC hardware you can buy today

Looking to build the ultimate PC? If price is no object, this is the hardware you want. The best gear money can buy One of

The Complete Guide to the Best Mirrorless Cameras – 2018 edition – Part I

Mirrorless cameras have become a force to be reckoned with over the past five years thanks to various improvements and advancements in technology and customer

Aune S6 Review : warm, thick, impressive low end grunt

Pros:  Full bodied sound, nice information display, balanced inputs and outputs, digital numeric volume display Cons: single-ended sound is foggy, soft treble, only DSD128 (DoP),

vivo X21 Review: A taste of the future

vivo’s new phone is an odd mix of the new and the old Imagine a phone that’s able to scan your fingerprints through a display.

Sony HT-ZF9 review : A great Dolby Atmos-lite soundbar

Pros Compelling virtual Dolby Atmos performance Excellent upmixing of 5.1 and stereo content Surprisingly musical Cons Can be confusing to use A tad ugly sans

Samsung HW-N450 soundbar review: A solid entry-level offering that’s ideal for Samsung TV owners

This value-laden sound bar delivers where it counts. The HW-N450 is a very good entry-level soundbar, especially for Samsung TV owners. Pros Thin profile with an

Your running watch explained: How to understand the stats

We demystify the jargon to help you get more from your running watch If you’re using your GPS running watch just to track your distance and pace,

Best GPS running watch and sports wearables to buy 2018

Whatever your needs, check out our selection of top running watches Deciding on the best running watch for you is an extremely personal choice. Each

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Face-off: Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30 N, Peugeot 308 GTi, Subaru WRX STI, Volkswagen Golf R

Is there a more vibrant and diverse segment on the market right now than that labelled ‘hot hatch’? In fact, is it technically a segment

Razer Hyperflux review: A wireless mouse that has no battery inside—believe it!

It sounds like science fiction—but it’s real, and it works. It sounds like science fiction—Razer’s new Mamba Hyperflux is a wireless mouse without a battery

Sony a7 III – Mirrorless, Full-Frame Camera Review (with Video)

The Sony a7 III. It’s fair to say that the first quarter of 2018 has been dominated by the launch of the full-frame, 24.2 MP

Volkswagen Golf GTI Old v New: 2018 MkVII v 2007 MkV comparison

Despite the recent avalanche of go-fast Volkswagen Golfs off the back of 2017’s Mark 7.5 update, there’s evidence about that you can’t please everyone all

And finally: The Samsung Gear S4 will come with more in-depth sleep tracking

We’re heading into Easter weekend and, at least for tech companies, that seems to mean it’s perfect time to release some software updates. Samsung released

Sony Xperia XZ2 review

1. Introduction, specs, unboxing Xperia XZ2 & XZ2 Compact Introduction It’s no secret that Sony is undergoing some substantial changes, with more likely still ahead on

And finally: The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is on the way and more

Smaller stories and blips from the week This was a week of highs and lows. Frederique Constant unveiled the world’s first mechanical smartwatch, which uses its

Resting heart rate guide: The devices to track for RHR and how to lower it

A slow beat is the sign of a healthy ticker, here’s how to measure it Heart rate tracking is becoming an ever-more crucial ingredient for

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review: Solid stylus, so many compromises

My backpack is a disaster. I’ve always been sort of a pack rat, and working at Engadget doesn’t help. Every day I lug a laptop, a