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Sony A7s Review: The New King Of Full-Frame Video

Sony’s moves in the field of consumer electronics can seem genius at times, and baffling at others. Its new full-frame mirrorless camera, the A7s, is a little bit of both. It’s a camera that looks and functions exactly as previous A7 models, but with a few very specific and exciting features especially suited to video shooters.


Samsung Gear Live Review: That's A Pretty Big Baby Step

Whether you believe that smartwatches are the inevitable future or that they’re the Devil’s own handcuffs, almost everyone can agree that they have been pretty weak so far. Android Wear is here to fix that. And it just might! Eventually. Samsung’s Gear Live is the first attempt, and while it’s got some issues, it’s a great first shot.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S Review: Good Lord, That Display

Samsung’s tablet approach the last few years has been to toss every conceivable size into the stores to see if anything takes. They tended to all look they same, perform the same (not great), and vary by just an inch or two here and there. The Galaxy Tab S is different though. It grabs you by the eyeballs and won’t let go.


Sony Action Cam AS100V Review: GoPro Finally Has Some Competition

For years, if you wanted an action camera you would buy GoPro by default. And for good reason! Sony has caught up in a hurry though. Its newest entry into the increasingly crowded field looks like it might be one of the first legitimate GoPro alternatives. It just depends on which compromises you’re willing to make.


LG G3 Review: Brains That Finally Keep Up With The Brawn

The LG G2 was the worst kind of disappointment, a powerful device held back by lame software. The G3 keeps the strength, and actually manages to get out of its own way. For the most part, that is.


Leica T Review: A Camera Should Not Be A Luxury Object

When Leica, the German company synonymous with design and quality, announces a new camera, people pay attention. The announcement of the Leica T, its new mirrorless camera system, was no exception. But when you’re paying this kind of money, substance should be right there with style.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Microsoft’s Surface Pro has sized up, embracing its laptop side in an attempt to unseat the MacBook Air as your computer of choice. Can it succeed?


Samsung NX Mini Review: Small, Stylish And A Little Bit Confused

Samsung’s NX Mini is the latest camera to squeeze a large sensor into a super-small body. It’s stylish and capable, but still suffers from an identity crisis.


HTC One Mini 2 Review: Premium Looks For Smaller Pockets

As soon as the flagship HTC One M8 was revealed back in March it seemed inevitable that HTC would follow it up with a smaller, more affordable miniature version. With the HTC One Mini 2 now revealed, that’s turned out to be only half true — it may look like the M8 but, as its name suggests, this handset has just as much in common with last year’s initial HTC One Mini.


HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition Review: Great But For That Camera

Android purists have a common refrain they like to bust out every time a beautiful new piece of hardware comes out: “If only it ran pure Android!” in F-sharp. There’s a pervasive belief that unpasteurised Android — and only unpasteurised Android — directly from the great teat in Mountain View is all that’s needed to transform a good phone into a perfect phone. That’s often true, but hardware is hardware, and great software can’t fix everything.