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Should you buy the cheaper iPhone 14?

It goes without saying that the Pro version of Apple’s latest phone has a better camera – essential if you want to identify the tiny bugs chomping your garden.

  • John Davidson

iPhone 14 Pro review: some things are worth waiting for

Apple wasn’t the first company to think of cutting a hole in its screen to house a camera. But it’s done it better than anybody else.

  • John Davidson

How to stop flipping out about your phone

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip4 could take your phone usage one of two ways. It could make you use it more or, if you’ve a mind to, it could help you use it less.

  • John Davidson

Why you need this new home router

It might look like a monster from Tolkien’s imagination, but in fact Synology’s RT6600ax WiFi-6 router could save you from the monsters, at home and abroad.

  • John Davidson

Sennheiser Momentum 4 are so good, they’re invisible

They may stick out like a giant pair of ear muffs, but the technology inside Sennheiser’s latest headphones means they get out of your way and let you get on with life.

  • John Davidson
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Was it worth waiting so long for Samsung’s OLED TV?

A decade after LG released its first OLED television, Samsung has finally caught up, releasing the S95B in Australia a few weeks ago. 

  • John Davidson

August

Bah humbug to socks and cigars. What Dad really needs is a 3D printer

Don’t think about the things you could do to thank your father; think of the things he could do for you, if only he had one of this year’s gizmos.

  • John Davidson

How the Huawei Freebuds Pro 2 squeezed their way onto our list of best earbuds

Huawei’s homage to the Apple AirPods Pro shares many of the same strengths, and weaknesses, as their more expensive rival.

  • John Davidson

Face like a dropped pie: what to do about Android watch faces?

Apple has always offered a better selection of faces than Samsung. But if you’re willing to do a bit of DIY, you can solve this problem yourself.

  • John Davidson

Samsung Galaxy Fold4: now with added stout

The world’s best productivity phone just got a lot more productive. But there’s still room for improvement.

  • John Davidson

The never-ending search for the perfect robot vac

Ecovacs seems to give you a choice with its latest mopping robovacs: have all of your floor imperfectly mopped, or some of it perfectly mopped.

  • John Davidson

Why Google’s new Pixel is the iPhone of the Android world

The Pixel 6a shows the benefit of controlling the software and hardware, just like an iPhone. But Apple has a big head start and Google hasn’t caught up yet.

  • John Davidson

July

Why did Lavazza add Alexa to a manual coffee machine?

The famous Italian brand has incorporated Amazon voice controls to a machine you still need to operate the old-fashioned way.

  • John Davidson

How to use Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories sunglasses without getting arrested

Even Meta has acknowledged that its creepy Ray-Ban Stories glasses have human rights problems. We’ve figured out a way to eliminate at least one of those.

  • John Davidson

What could be better than a robot vac? The LG All-In-One Tower

Not once have I found myself stuck under a kitchen chair while vacuuming with the LG. You drive it with your own brain and your own two feet.

  • John Davidson
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Which new MacBook should you buy?

For most computer users, there is absolutely no reason to get the new MacBook Pro, now that the new MacBook Air is here.

  • John Davidson

The one big difference between this laptop and the MacBook

Fear not, Windows users! We put Dell’s radical XPS 13 Plus head-to-head with the M2 MacBook Pro, and got some surprising results.

  • John Davidson

Eureka! LG’s C2 OLED is a tweak-free TV

Out of the box, everything about the brand’s latest model looks just right, the way it was intended to. 

  • John Davidson

How home automation can cut your power bills

Using a free home-automation platform, we’ve been switching off electrical items around the Digital Life Labs the moment there’s a surge in the price of power.

  • John Davidson

June

Why we’re not completely crazy about Sony’s WH-1000X M5 headphones

Acoustically, the brand’s latest travel cans are a step forward. But other features may be a step in the wrong direction.

  • John Davidson