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Forget PlayStation and Xbox: This Christmas it’s all about SNES vs Mega Drive

For the last decade the console wars have been dominated by the ongoing Xbox vs PlayStation feud, with Nintendo happily playing Switzerland and doing its

Fast Charge: 5 key changes the Snapdragon 865 will bring to smartphones

Qualcomm just launched its latest flagship chip, the Snapdragon 865, which will power premium Android devices. So what does it bring to the table? There

Best MacBook Air alternatives: 5 thin and light Windows laptops you’ll love

Best MacBook Air alternatives: Like the look of the MacBook Air, but would rather stick to Windows 10 instead of converting to Apple’s macOS? Then

Nissan Juke (2019) review: Put up your Jukes

The Nissan Juke is credited with having created the crossover segment. When the first version of this car rolled out in 2010, it immediately divided

Fast Charge: Why you should buy an old Motorola Razr instead of the new one

Motorola launching a modern version of the iconic Razr flip phone has brought joy to a lot of tech nerds. There’s no denying that the

Winners and Losers: Xbox sits on cloud nine as Stadia falls down stream

The world of games streaming has grown exponentially throughout 2019, with Google, Microsoft, Sony and Nvidia all throwing their weight about the ring in preparation

Fast Charge: The 2019 Razr isn’t the original flip phone but it might be as close as you’ll get

Motorola has brought back the flip phone, but how much does the Motorola Razr 2019 really have in common with the early noughties icon? Foldables

Opinion: I love what the a6x00 series can do but I’m not convinced by the ergonomics

All of Sony’s current APS-C cameras come in variants of the same camera body. And the more I have to use them and write about

Amazfit Stratos 3 vs Amazfit Stratos 2: comparison of features, prices and opinion

We continue with another comparison of two of Huami’s most popular smartwatches, the Chinese manufacturer that is fully involved in the wearable market and that

Fast Charge: Using the Galaxy Fold has made me even more excited about the Razr phone

After months of rumours, hints and plenty of leaks, next week we’ll finally see the rebirth of one of the most iconic phones of the

Winners & Losers: AMD rips threads and the Surface Pro X comes up short

The Surface Pro X looks like a device that could be the future of Microsoft’s hardware line and – just maybe – computing form factors

Forget Threadripper 3 and an Intel i9, it’s all about the Ryzen 9 3950x – OPINION

All the headlines may be about AMD’s latest Threadripper 3 CPUs, but for us here at Trusted Towers the day was stolen by a less flashy bit

Inside Dell G3 15 3590 – disassembly and upgrade options

Dell G3 15 3590 is the budget gaming offering from the colossal company. Finally, they have brought a new fresh look to their bottom gaming

Winners & Losers: Console heroes and Zuckerberg’s zeroes

It’s not been tech’s biggest week but there have been some big gains for gaming with big releases, and consoles, flying off the shelves (or

Fast Charge: 2019 proved that expensive smartphones aren’t always better

2019 has probably been packed with more big-name flagship smartphone launches than any other year, at higher prices too – but it’s the cheaper, far

Apple AirPods Pro first listen: Edging towards the all-day hearable

New tricks give us fewer reasons to take these out of our ears Show me someone who doesn’t have an opinion on Apple’s AirPods, and

Fast Charge: Pixel 4 disappointment make me even more excited for the Pixel 4a

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are both now out and they’re a good duo of Android phones, but they could have been so much better. In

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