October 2014
Hands on: LG G Watch R review: The best smartwatch you’ll see this year?

Our early verdict “The best Android Wear watch on the market – Motorola is probably regretting those delays now.” For Great design Strong screen Against Lower battery Expensive Update: We’ve now got the LG G Watch R in for review – stay tuned for our full star rating soon, and in the meantime, check out the updated findings below with all-new pictures to show this

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2014
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ review: A Lenovo tablet that can do a little bit of yoga

TechRadar’s verdict “The 10 HD+ combines a versatile and solid stand with a decently sharp screen, reasonable performance and amazing battery life, but it ends up being big, bulky and a bit pricey for what it offers.” For Excellent battery life Good quality screen Versatile stand built in Against Battery cylinder gets in way Heavy and bulky Slow to charge It is quite hard to

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Oct
2014
Amazon Fire TV starts shipping in the UK: Powerful streaming box from shopping giant

The Amazon Fire TV has started to ship in the UK, with the £79 streaming box bringing not only Prime Instant Video, but also the likes of iPlayer and Netflix. The box enters a crowded market with the likes of the Now TV box and Chromecast already established and cheaper to boot. But Amazon’s speedy little box, aided by a decent bit of processing power,

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Oct
2014
Ereader specialist Onyx made an e-ink smartwatch: With aspirations to better battery

Smartwatches have been around for a while, but they still have plenty of kinks that need ironing out. Not least of those kinks is battery life, but ereader maker Onyx has made an attempt to tackle that particular problem by applying what it knows best: e-ink. The prototype e-ink smartwatch has a 1.56-inch display that comes with all the benefit of e-ink: better readability in

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Oct
2014
Sony Smartwatch 3 makes its debut in the Google Play store: Smartwatch 3 listing appears

We still don’t know when the Sony Smartwatch 3 will actually be released, but the Android Wear smartwatch has at least made its appearance in the Google Play store. The Sony Smartwatch 3’s listing notes that it’s “coming soon,” which is what we heard when the wearable was revealed in September. But at least the listing revealed that the new Sony smartwatch will cost $250

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Oct
2014
Best advanced mirrorless compact system camera: If you’re serious about photography you need a serious camera

Mirrorless compact system cameras are gaining ground on traditional digital SLRs. The top models now have autofocus systems that can match or even beat the speeds of those in digital SLRs, and many have EVFs (electronic viewfinders) with very high resolution and high refresh rates – they can almost match the visual quality of an SLR’s optical viewfinder, and they can show a much wider

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Oct
2014
This battery takes just a few minutes to charge, and lasts 20 years

We were expecting better, not THIS much better Researchers have developed a new lithium ion battery that has a life span of over 20 years. No, we’re not pulling your leg. Not only do these batteries last a long time, but they are also incredibly fast to charge. From empty they will get up to 70% charge in only two minutes. The lithium-ion batteries found

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Oct
2014
Samsung takes a dig at the bendy iPhone 6 Plus with Note 4 stress tests: Don’t bend on me

Samsung says the Note 4 is unbendable The iPhone 6 Plus has a major problem, besides being laughably massive. According to some users, the phone gets quite easily bent out of shape, and several reports have emerged of the large iPhone 6’s aluminum frame getting warped into bizarre shapes. So just in case there are any misconceptions that the 6 Plus’s phablet rivals suffer from

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Oct
2014
Pebble smartwatch is coming to the UK later this month: Original smartwatch can now be had for £99

Watch This Space: Pebble, the original Kickstarter-funded smartwatch, will become available in the UK later this month courtesy of Dixons retail stores, Amazon, Firebox and O2 – which is toting an exclusive Cherry Red version. It’s the first time the e-ink smartwatch has been available to buy on these shores and Pebble is firming up its offering in the face of competition from the Apple

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Oct
2014
It’s now legal to rip CDs and DVDs for personal use

Look at all these legal things you can now do Like all good law-abiding citizens, you’ve no doubt been keeping those Limp Bizkit CDs on the shelf until the UK made it legal for you to copy them. Well the great news is that, starting today, you can. It’s now legal to copy CDs, DVDs and ebooks for your own personal use. Creating a backup

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