opinion

Fast Charge: Stadia could have made Google’s Daydream a success

Google Daydream is dead, and it’s no surprise. The entry-level virtual reality headset, which used your smartphone as a makeshift display, was riddled with flaws. A

Facebook Portal review: A convenient calling device?

Facebook Portal, the company’s smart display that’s predominantly used for video calls, has arrived in the UK. And, well, we have mixed feelings. After reviewing

Why the Pixel 4 shows Google is now playing camera catchup

Google’s Pixel phones have blazed a photography trail for smartphones, but their computational scythe has cleared a path for rivals – and the Pixel 4

What the Z50 tells us about Nikon’s APS-C strategy

APS-C is a strange sensor format. Derived from the dimensions of the short-lived Advanced Photo System film negative, it emerged as the dominant format in

Opinion: The Nikon Z50 is a good camera, but that may not be enough

To a great extent, the Nikon Z50 looks like a very good camera. The very good camera in question being the D5600. The mirror has gone,

Winners and Losers: OnePlus races towards tedium while Sony’s PS5 wows

It has been yet another whirlwind week in the world of tech, with Tile CEO lashing out at Apple for its “copycat” tactics and more

When fast-ish is fast enough: in praise of F1.8 lenses

Going back decades, well-heeled amateur and hobbyist photographers have lusted after fast prime lenses. Partly this is just human nature. In the days when most

Fast Charge: Forget the Motorola Razr, it’s all about the Surface Duo

This year has been all about foldables, with pretty much every tech company under the sun rushing to release a new folding blower. But if

Should Fitbit sell up? Here’s what the wearable tech analysts have to say

We get the expert opinion on what Fitbit should do next Could it really be game over for Fitbit? There’s talk that the smartwatch and fitness tracker maker is considering

The Surface Duo is an Xbox tablet in all but name – here’s why

Last night’s Microsoft event was a packed showcase full of shiny new 2-in-1s, bold new concepts and more surprises than you could shake a Surface

Fast Charge: The Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha may be the silliest phone ever made

2019’s been no stranger to bizarre smartphone designs. Over the last nine months we’ve seen everything from pop-up cameras, à la OnePlus 7 Pro, to foldables,

Fast Charge: The Pixel 4 XL has an open goal to win phone of the year

2019 has been a great year for most phone buyers. Over the last nine months we’ve seen everything from stellar mid-range blowers, like the Pixel 3a,

Winners and Losers: The potential phone of the year we’ve been robbed of… and the iPhone 11 too

Since we’re slap bang in the middle of smartphone launch season, this week’s Winners and Losers column is a mobiles special. Without further ado, I

Opinion: Huawei Mate 30 Android situation is an opportunity – it’s Google who should worry

The Huawei Mate 30 range will not ship with Google apps and services. A disaster for Huawei? No. An opportunity. Chris Smith argues its Google

The X-A7 is Fujifilm’s first good entry-level mirrorless ILC

Back when Fujifilm announced the X-A5 in early 2018, it sounded like a really appealing entry-level ILC; in terms of spec, at least. It had an time-tested

Opinion: The Apple Watch 5 is way more interesting than the iPhone 11 for one key reason

To the casual eye, the Apple Watch 5 may not be the most interesting bit of kit to come out of the company’s 10th September 2019 event.

We need to talk about the BMW Concept 4

Nobody can say BMW’s latest cars have been forgettable in their styling. The German automaker brought along the gleaming BMW Concept 4 to the Frankfurt

Opinion: Why the iPhone 11 Pro’s Deep Fusion mode could make it a Pixel 4 rival

The cameras on Apple’s iPhones have consistently lagged a few steps behind their rivals for years now – and the ‘crank it up to 11’

Apple iPhone 11 Pro cameras explained: Why three and what is Deep Fusion?

On the 10 September 2019 Apple unveiled its latest top-end smartphone: the iPhone 11 Pro. Yep, the Cupertino-based company has jumped on the ‘Pro’ naming

OPINION: Apple just shot itself in the foot with the new iPad 7

OPINION: The Apple iPad 7th-gen just looks too good. And by that I mean too good for Apple’s own good. Here me out, won’t you?

iPhone 11: Four Features It Needs For Me to Upgrade

Look, right now I don’t plan on buying the iPhone 11, or whatever Apple calls the new iPhone it releases at its Apple event tomorrow

Diesel Axial Hands-on Review : First look – Brutal by nature

IFA 2019: Riveted design will divide opinion Brutalism is having a moment – and the Diesel Axial has been designed to play homage to the

A year living with the Google Pixel 3 XL

Few devices have been as divisive as the Pixel 3. Announced on 7 October, it approaches its anniversary, dividing opinion, and ready to be replaced

First Impressions: Panasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm F2.8 (Super Sharp!)

The Panasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8 is arguably the best zoom we’ve used for the system so far. The results of Panasonic Lumix S

Forget the Pixel 4, it’s the cheaper Pixel 4a that I’m really excited about: OPINION

While many might be looking forward to big flagships like the iPhone 11, Huawei Mate 30 or even next year’s Galaxy S11, it’s a much more mid-range phone that

Opinion: 35mm Is the Most Versatile Focal Length in Photography

The 35mm lens beats your 50mm and your 28mm lens at everything with its absolute balance on subject matter. While I personally see the world

The Pixel 4’s Air Gestures Could Change Everything: Here’s Why

This should be on your radar As the satisfied owner of a Pixel 3, I appreciate those little helpful features that Google executes so well

Why Apple Should Make a Cheaper iPhone

Other phone makers have found success by coming out with lower-priced versions of their flagships. Why shouldn’t Apple follow suit? There’s still another quarter to

SHIVR 3D Noise Cancelling Headphones REVIEW

One of my favorite tech products to review is headphones. There are many different styles to choose from but, in my opinion, there haven’t been

The Vivo NEX 3 could make the Galaxy Note 10 look old-fashioned

Pictures have surfaced on Twitter showing the screen glass of the Vivo NEX 3, and its wraparound screen could take visual immersion to the next