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Keanu Reeves Keeps Up the Intense Pace in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Parabellum means “prepare for war” – and war is what you get in the third installment of the John Wick franchise. This action-packed, balls-to-the-wall pistol opera doesn’t give the audience a moment to breathe. Read More >>

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OnePlus 7 Pro Review: This Display Really is as Good as They Said it Would Be

Today is the day the OnePlus 7 Pro got announced. For real anyway, because thanks to all the leaks and the trickle of announcements OnePlus made ahead of time we basically knew all there was to know about the phone already. This is also the first time OnePlus has released two phones at the same time, despite bragging about that this time last year, because apparently it has the resources to support a dual-device launch now. Read More >>

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AirPods are Rubbish Compared to the New Powerbeats Pro

The only earbuds more recognisable than the tortured white teardrops that are AirPods might be Powerbeats. These things look like rubberised hoop earrings glued to plastic boxes, flipped upside down and strung together with a naff wire. Well, at least they used to look like that. Beats just released a new truly wireless model called Powerbeats Pro, and they feel like a revelation. I can’t believe how much I like these earbuds and want to wear them and don’t even feel embarrassed when I do. Read More >>

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Huawei Rewrote the Rules for Smartphone Cameras with the P30 Pro

Despite how you might feel about its ties to the Chinese government, Huawei has undeniably made some of the most technologically advanced phones of the last three years. Huawei released the first handset with triple rear cameras and reverse wireless charging, while also beating its biggest rivals Apple and Samsung to the market with phones featuring in-screen fingerprint sensors and dedicated neural processing units. But for Huawei’s latest flagship phone—the P30 Pro—Huawei was faced with a difficult challenge. Read More >>

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Detective Pikachu is Almost too Cute for its Own Good

Video game movies have a tumultuous history of never quite managing to marry what fans love about the games they’re inspired by with a compelling narrative that won’t alienate the unfamiliar. Detective Pikachu manages to succeed at this long-sought combo by pairing a pretty standard family film with some incredibly cute stars. Mostly. Read More >>

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There Aren’t a Lot of Good Wireless Xbox Headsets. This Is a Damn Good One

Last year, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 won our battle to crown the best gaming headset under £120, so when I heard SteelSeries was working on a new wireless headset made specifically for the Xbox, naturally I was intrigued. Read More >>

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These Battling Bots Bring Dystopian Warfare to Your Living Room Floor

It’s an unsettling glimpse into the inevitable future of warfare where battles are indistinguishable from video games, but watching a pair of robots duke it out is always entertaining. If your aspirations of one day rolling your competitor into the Robot Wars arena have been thwarted by a complete lack of engineering skills, GJS’ Geio is an easy shortcut to some genuinely fun robo-combat; if you’re willing to splurge on a pair of them. Read More >>

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Alienware’s Area-51m Is a Gaming Monster That Tackles Some of the Biggest Problems With Overkill Laptops

Like top-of-the-line Alienware portables before it, the Area-51m “laptop” is gigantic, expensive, and won’t fool anyone into thinking it’s anything but a device for Rockstar-swilling gamers. But at the same time, it’s a departure from previous laptops in ways that a least try to address some of those problems. And yes, of course, it’s incredibly powerful and will scream through games. Read More >>

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The Nintendo Switch’s Labo VR Kit Is Cheap VR That Doesn’t Suck

Considered Nintendo’s biggest failure and the butt of endless jokes, the Virtual Boy delivered an embarrassingly limited virtual reality experience when it debuted in 1995. But the console’s quick death didn’t discourage Nintendo from taking risks, and 24 years later its second attempt at virtual reality leverages the Switch hardware to deliver a series of experimental games that let you dabble with an impressively capable VR experience for as little as £35. Read More >>

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LG G8 Review: A Phone That Falls Short of Technological Wizardry

It’s been a while since I’ve used a phone with such wildly different personalities living in the same device, but here were are. On the outside, the LG G8 features a fantastically sleek and minimalist design as good or better than other phones on the market. But on the inside, the G8 dreams of being a technological wizard, combining high-end specs and components with some truly out there features that even LG’s biggest rivals don’t have. It’s a story of a model with futuristic good looks, but with the mind of a mad scientist. And while the former tends to win out, I can’t help but appreciate the latter’s ambition. Read More >>

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Sony Xperia 10 Review: My Adventure With an Extremely Lanky Phone

Smartphones screens have been getting taller (or wider depending on how you hold them) for a little while now. But Sony has taken that idea to a whole new level with these lanky devices: the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus (not to mention the forthcoming Xperia 1). Priced at £300 and £350, the new Xperia 10 duo represents Sony’s latest entry into the budget and mid-range market, and while Sony’s extra long 21:9 screens might only seem like a small step up from the 18:9 or 19:9 displays found on other handsets, it seriously impacts the way you actually use the device. Here’s is my attempt to embrace the lank. Read More >>

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Why Would Anyone Buy an iPad Mini in 2019

The iPad Mini is not the best tablet Apple makes (that’s the 11-inch iPad Pro). It’s not the good enough tablet either (that’s the iPad Air). It’s the awkward one. A little too small, but a little too big, and demanding a fairly radical change to how you operate a tablet if you’ve been using any other iPad before. But boy, after a week of using the newly refreshed Mini, I’m still finding it awfully damn appealing. The iPad Mini is the true content consumption queen. Read More >>

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The Moto G7 Is So Close to Budget Perfection

F.or years Motorola has had a stranglehold on the budget phone market. It’s gotten to the point where it’s as if you could just change the headline on previous reviews, update a few numbers and specs and call it a day. Read More >>

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The New AirPods Are Fine

The conversation is getting old. You know, the one about how Apple isn’t innovating with new hardware because the future of its business is in services and streaming video and this new Apple credit card that blah blah blah. But a lot of people point out one exception, one new Apple product that feels truly revolutionary and very good: AirPods. The second generation AirPods have arrived, and I can confidently say that they are very good. As an upgrade, I guess they’re fine. They’re not revolutionary, and that’s okay. Read More >>