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Precisely a year after launching the first Pixel phones, Google is back with its second generation. Once again there are two sizes to choose from and we’ve gone hands-on with the Pixel 2 at the London launch event. Like Microsoft, Google continues is foray into the hardware market with a …

Forza Motorsport 7 is now available to buy on Xbox One and PC, and is a confirmed Xbox One X launch title featuring impressive [email protected] support. Microsoft claims that Forza 7 is the best-looking game in the series to date – and we must admit, we agree. We’ve spent some …

Another year, another iPhone. Except this year, the 8 and 8 Plus aren’t the stars of the show – they were overshadowed at their own launch event by their bezel-less brother, the iPhone X. Compared to the X, with its fairly radical redesign, the 8 and 8 Plus run the …

UMIDIGI follows on from the UMI Z and UMIDIGI Z Pro with the Z1, a good-looking budget phone with an attractive price but in some respects a downgrade on its predecessors. All three phones are identical, though the hardware specification has changed somewhat. The main difference between the UMI Z …

You’ve heard of the Amazon Echo, now meet Google Home. A new smart home speaker from the daddy of online search and services, it should be the smart device to rule them all. It’s behind the Echo in development, and in terms of ‘Skills’ (though many of those available to …

Fitbit has long been a leader in the activity tracker market, and is now taking on the smartwatch market with its new Fitbit Ionic. With a definite health and fitness focus, the Ionic sticks to what Fitbit does best, but takes things to a new level with on-board music, built-in …

The Kobo Aura H2O is the first premium waterproof and dustproof eReader on the market that can be submerged in 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes. Though it’s doubtful that users would be looking to read a book underwater in the first place, a weather-resistant, coffee-spill and …

AVM’s FRITZ!Box brand is well known across most of Europe but relatively new to the UK. We covered AVM’s last router, the Fritz!Box 3490 back in September 2015 and consider it blessed with a winning combination of solid hardware features and clever software technology. That model costs £135, but the new flagship …

If you’re going to trade on nostalgia for a brand, you might as well trade on nostalgia hard. That’s clearly the thinking at Nokia, which has managed to overshadow its own range of new Android smartphones with the announcement of a phone that doesn’t have a touchscreen, won’t let you …

The Nokia 5 was launched by HMD Global at MWC 2017 in February. You’d be forgiven for wondering who HMD Global is, but the company has made a huge splash this year by launching four phones with the Nokia brand: the wonderfully nostalgic Nokia 3310 as well as three budget …