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Xiaomi Electric Scooter review

Children's electric scooters have enjoyed great popularity since last Christmas; so much so us adults want a go, too. Xiaomi has the answer with its folding electric scooter, a fairly pricey toy but one that's an awful lot of fun.Also see: Best electric scooters 2017 and Best hoverboards 2017 Xiaomi Electric Scooter review: Price and UK availability The M365 isn't officially available in the UK, though you can import it from China via sites such as GearBest.com, from which we received [...]

Monster Hunter World latest news: release date, platforms and gameplay

It was during E3 2017 in June that we first laid eyes on Monster Hunter: World, a new addition to the hugely popular Capcom franchise that will grace the PS4, Xbox One and PC for the first time after a long history of releases for handheld consoles like the 3DS and PSP.Understandably, Monster Hunter fans are getting extremely excited about the game, and we can see why. The power of PS4 and Xbox One means that the game can [...]

Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 review

For over a decade, Amazon has been the king of online shopping. Need a book with a few quid off? Amazon. Emergency fancy dress outfit? Amazon.The company has wisely decided that it should not try to compete with the best high-end tablets, but instead make affordable devices that are windows to all its best online content. The updated 2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 tries to perfect a combination of function and value, but whether or not you’ll agree it does [...]

PC won’t boot? Here’s how to fix it

If your PC or laptop won’t start, don’t panic. Although the problem could be serious, it’s more likely that it’s an issue you can fix yourself.Check the power supply Laptops This is one of the most common problems. There are various things that can go wrong, from using the wrong laptop power supply (delivering the wrong voltate) to a blown fuse in the plug. It might be that your power supply has simply failed. First, make sure the battery has some charge. If [...]

Best Bluetooth speakers of 2017

Sometimes you get what you pay for, and this is often the case with audio products. Although there are some decent budget options, here we round up the best Bluetooth speakers that money can buy. Also see: Best Speaker DealsIf you’re looking for something a bit more affordable then head over to our best budget Bluetooth speakers group test where you’ll find something cheaper, as all the speakers in that selection are under £100. What we’re focussing on here are [...]

Metal Gear Survive latest rumours: Release date, pre-orders & gameplay

Konami made an unexpected announcement in 2016: a spinoff Metal Gear Solid game set in a world full of dangerous, zombie-esque beings. It’s the first time that the company has produced a Metal Gear game without the infamous Hideo Kojima behind the wheel, and it has been secretive about the project since the initial announcement last year.But let’s be honest, when does anything game-related in 2017 stay a secret? Here we discuss everything we know so far about Metal [...]

New Nintendo 2DS XL latest news: Release date, price and specs

The Nintendo Switch console is selling extremely well but the Japanese firm has another new device to tempt you with. Although the Switch is fully portable, the New 2DS XL handheld is coming soon and we've got all the details.We've now given the console extensive testing too, so read our New Nintendo 2DS XL review to find out what we thought. With months of rumours and leaks for the Switch (previously known as the NX), it's in stark contrast that Nintendo has [...]

New Nintendo 2DS XL review

Nintendo is sticking to its slightly odd naming system with the (deep breath) New Nintendo 2DS XL, but the name does at least make sense: this is new, it's from Nintendo, it's got 2D screens, and they're bigger than they used to be.The new console doesn't come out until late July, but we were lucky enough to get our hands on the hardware early to let you know what you think - and how to pre-order if its grabbed your [...]

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2017)

The Surface Laptop is beautiful, but it’s also a little confusing. It’s aimed at students, but it’s expensive. It runs a cut-down version of Windows 10, but has powerful components.Its price and design appear to compete with Google’s Chromebook Pixel, but that’s no longer on sale. But there is a similar laptop that we can sensibly compare it to: the 2017 MacBook. We've also compared the Surface Laptop and Surface Book, in case you're choosing between those. This thin-and-light notebook was [...]

How to properly charge a phone battery: Battery care tips

Batteries are one of tech’s most boring subjects… until your phone, tablet or laptop dies. Also see: How to charge your phone or tablet's battery faster.While most of us live in fear of a fading phone battery when we’re out and about, we don’t worry too much about that battery’s eventual lifespan (probably between three and five years). But there are ways to keep your battery in tip-top shape for a long and fruitful life.  Batteries do not enjoy eternal [...]