Impervious: a Spray-on Waterproofing for Smartphones and TabletsSofian Nouira - Mobile Devices - 31/07/14 15:22
Impervious is a 'magic' spray that, according to its manufacturer, gives a water-resistant finish to smartphones and tablets, protecting them from rain and splashes of water. There's even a special...
Review: Archos 79 Xenon—an Affordable and Very Mobile TabletRomain Thuret - Tablets - 31/07/14 13:58
With blows of smartphone and tablet, Archos is trying to carve out a sizeable share of the portable-device market, or its £120-£180 sector, to be precise. Today, we're reviewing the 79 Xenon, which is aimed at a fairly...
Huawei Records World's Largest Growth in Smartphone SalesAxel Mendy - Mobiles & Smartphones - 31/07/14 11:12
According to IDC, smartphone sales have increased by 23.1% in Q2 2014 compared to Q2 2013, with 295.3 million units sold worldwide. Huawei, the world's third largest mobile brand, nearly...
Review: Nokia Lumia 2520, The Surface 2's DoubleRomain Thuret - Tablets - 31/07/14 09:09
Microsoft, Nokia... Nokia, Microsoft... Late last year, Microsoft acquired most of Nokia's business, including its mobile devices unit, throwing both firms' catalogues into a temporary state of disarray. The way the cookie crumbles, the Lumia 2520 is...
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS & SX400 IS: Regular, Old Bridge CamerasBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 30/07/14 14:42
As you may have gathered, we have a burgeoning love for advanced large-sensor bridge cameras. But we also have misgivings about oversized zoom lenses—you'd almost forget there is such a...
Review: Ricoh Aficio SG 3110SFNw, For Text and Text AloneMarine Goy - Printers - 30/07/14 13:13
The Aficio SG 3110SFNw is a multifunction printer that, like most of Ricoh's products, are aimed at businesses rather than consumers. Designed for companies with intensive printing needs of up to 10,000 pages per month, this model...
Review: Ricoh Aficio SG 3110SNw, For Text and Text AloneMarine Goy - Printers - 30/07/14 13:11
Apple Updates Entire MacBook Pro RangeBénigne Millière - Laptops - 30/07/14 10:49
Following the release of the new iMac in June, Apple has now updated the MacBook Pro. There's been a processor update (Haswell Refresh), an increase in memory and even a...
Samsung Tab Q: a 7" Phablet for China and South KoreaAxel Mendy - Mobiles & Smartphones - 29/07/14 14:30
Samsung has just unveiled its latest phablet: the Galaxy Tab Q. It boasts a 7" screen, 4G connectivity, HD resolution and a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. Not satisfied with the...
Review: Sigma dp2 Quattro for Breath-Taking Image QualityBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 29/07/14 11:17
After the dp1, dp2 and dp3, then the Merrill versions of each, Sigma and its non-removable prime lens compacts are back, packing the brand new Foveon X3 sensors. These have left the old 4:4:4 architecture to the...
Is HTC Planning a Windows Phone Version of the One (M8)?Axel Mendy - Mobiles & Smartphones - 29/07/14 10:11
HTC is reportedly working on a Windows Phone version of its popular flagship One M8 smartphone... After releasing the Play Edition, a stock Android version of the One M8 that's...
LG Unveils Two 18" OLEDs: One Flexible, One TransparentValentin Lormeau - TVs - 28/07/14 15:17
While we're still waiting for OLED to become more widely available, and hoping for a fall in price, LG seems quite happy focusing on the research and development of flexible...
Review: Acer B276HUL—a QHD Monitor with Adjustable StandValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 28/07/14 14:17
Following the well-made K272HUL, Acer has sent us another monitor to put through its paces, this time with a QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display: the B276HUL. With a better-designed stand and increased connectivity, the B276HUL seems...
This Week's Reviews: Nokia Lumia 2520, Sigma DP2 Quattro, Dell XPS 11Catherine Barraclough - Gaming & More - 28/07/14 09:56
We've got loads of top tech up for review this week, including the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet and Sigma's DP2 Quattro camera. Scroll down for the full line-up. Last Week's...
AOC Announces 34" 21:9 Monitor: u3477PquValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 28/07/14 09:54
After a recent fetish for 29-inch 21:9 monitors (such as the Acer B296CL and Philips Brilliance 298P4QJEB), brands seem to think it's time to take things up a notch. LG...
Review: Sony KDL-42W705B—A Stylish TV with Good Quality PicturePierre-Jean Alzieu - TVs - 28/07/14 09:07
The Sony W705B is based on the 2013 W656A model. That means it's equipped with a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display, backlit by an Edge LED system (diodes at the bottom of the screen). It...
Review: Sony KDL-32W705B: A Stylish TV with Good Quality PicturePierre-Jean Alzieu - TVs - 28/07/14 09:07
AS640E: One of the Rare VA Displays in Panasonic's 2014 TV RangePierre-Jean Alzieu - TVs - 25/07/14 14:53
Panasonic has very discreetly launched the new AS640 range, which inherits the key characteristics of the AS650; however, given the sizes available—40" (TX-40AS640E), 48" (TX-48AS640E) and 55" (TX-55AS640E)—there's no sign...
UHD TVs: Samsung HU8200, Where the HU7500 Meets the HU8500Pierre-Jean Alzieu - TVs - 25/07/14 11:15
Following Samsung's recent HU7500 and HU8500 Ultra HD TVs, the company has unleashed yet another 4K model, the HU8200. Two sizes are already on sale: 55" and 65". On paper,...
Review: Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming MouseValentin Lormeau - Computer Mice - 25/07/14 11:01
The Logitech G500 series has a well-established reputation among gamers looking for top-notch mice, with models boasting star features such as an adjustable smooth/notched scroll wheel, a wealth of customisable buttons and a high-performance sensor for fast,...
Hands-On with the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A: Really Any Better?Sofian Nouira - Mobiles & Smartphones - 24/07/14 15:57
While the launch of the LG G3 LTE-A might have held the media's attention for these past few days, it's the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A that'll forever retain the title...
Review: Nokia XL, Bigger and BetterSofian Nouira - Mobiles & Smartphones - 24/07/14 13:58
Nokia bowled us all a googly last February by announcing the new X range of Android smartphones. Following the Nokia X, which we reviewed a few months ago, the manufacturer has now unleashed a second X-range model: the Nokia XL....
Hands-On with the LG G3 LTE-A: Faster Internet & More PowerSofian Nouira - Mobiles & Smartphones - 24/07/14 12:43
LG recently announced the new LTE-A version of its flagship G3 smartphone for South Korea. The advantage? Enhanced connectivity (Cat. 6, 300 Mbps) and a brawnier processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805)....
Review: JXD S5800 Smartphone/Handheld Gaming ConsoleRomain Thuret - Mobiles & Smartphones - 24/07/14 09:29
There aren't exactly gads of gaming console-inspired tablets on the market, but those that are there have enjoyed reasonable visibility. Console-inspired smartphones, however, have been much more on the hush-hush. JXD, a Chinese manufacturer with some experience...
Xiaomi Unveils Its New Premium Smartphone: the Mi4Johann Breton - Mobiles & Smartphones - 23/07/14 14:20
While Xiaomi might be relatively unknown outside of Asia, that hasn't stopped the Chinese high-end manufacturer from producing some outstanding handsets. Shifting over 26 million smartphones during the first half...
Review: Epson WorkForce WF-3620DWF, For Pros on a BudgetMarine Goy - Printers - 23/07/14 11:23
The WorkForce WF-3620DWF is a four-in-one multifunction printer designed for small businesses and at-home workers. The WorkForce series, in general, is Epson's attempt to convince companies to use inkjet instead of laser printers (2,200 pages for the...
LG G3 Beat/S Available for Pre-Order in UK (£298)Axel Mendy - Mobiles & Smartphones - 23/07/14 10:09
After the specs leaked on a Russian distributor's website last week, the LG G3 Beat—also known as the G3 S in Europe—has now been made available for pre-order at UK retailer...
MediaTek Launches Assault on High-end Smartphone MarketRégis Jehl - Mobile Devices - 22/07/14 15:27
A recent conference gave MediaTek the opportunity to unveil two new octa-core mobile processors, set to be very fast. For a long time, the Asian manufacturer has been associated with...
Review: Nikon 1 S2—Cute, But ConfinedBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 22/07/14 14:17
Early in 2013, Nikon bolstered its range of 1" CX-sensor mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras with the Nikon 1 S1. Now, just in time for summer 2014, the Japanese firm followed it up with the Nikon 1 S2. The...
ViewSonic Announces £430 Ultra HD Monitor: VX2880mlValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 22/07/14 10:17
While AOC has been hitting hard with the £500 U2868PQU 28-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) monitor, ViewSonic announced last week it would be hitting even harder with a...
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