Monthly Archives - August 2017

Moto X4 release date, price and features

Motorola, well Lenovo since it now owns the brand, didn’t launch a Moto X in 2016, instead introducing the Moto Z range. So far this year we've seen new models in the E, G and Z ranges, and now there's a new Moto X for 2017.It's called the Moto X4 and it's essentially a mid-range phone with a couple of compelling features, namely the dual-camera setup at the rear and Amazon Alexa, which you can use without unlocking the [...]

Lenovo & Motorola at IFA 2017

Despite keeping its upcoming IFA 2017 product launches more or less under wraps, the meta description on Lenovo's dedicated IFA 2017 website tells us it will "Explore Lenovo’s innovations showcased at IFA 2017, including Lenovo Explorer, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Lenovo Legion Gaming Towers, Moto smartphones, Yoga 2-in-1s, voice assistants, and more."Now that site is live, you can find out a whole lot more about what it all means. Here's a very brief rundown: Lenovo Explorer This is a mixed reality headset [...]

Hands-on: Sony LF-S50G smart speaker review

Hands-on: Sony LF-S50G smart speaker reviewSony surprised many by announcing a new smart speaker at IFA 2017. It comes powered by the Google Assistant and we’ve taken a look so here’s our Sony LF-S50G review. Smart speakers are all the rage right now following the lead of the Amazon Echo. They are essentially a music speaker with a microphone built in so you can talk to it, getting answers to questions or performing tasks.  Everyone is trying to get a slice [...]

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian release date, price and specifications

Ever since DJI unveiled the Phantom 4, we wondered how long it would be until it added more models to the range. It turned out that instead of making a cheaper version, DJI bolted on even better camera and obstacle avoidance systems to make the Phantom 4 Pro. Then it released a 'Plus' version of that which included a remote control with a (very good) built-in screen.Now, at IFA 2017, it has announced that both the P4 Pro and [...]

Hands-on: Sea of Thieves review

Xbox fans would be forgiven for feeling that Rare hasn't always lived up to their hopes since the developer was acquired by Microsoft back in 2002, mostly producing remakes, Kinect party games, and the commercially disappointing Viva Piñata - all a far cry from the studios golden years for Nintendo, producing the likes of Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-Kazooie, and GoldenEye 007.Enter Sea of Thieves. The vast online multiplayer pirate game has sparked hopes of a return to form for the [...]

Age of Empires 4 latest news: Release date, platforms, gameplay and trailer

Following 12 years of silence, Microsoft Studios confirmed at Gamescom 2017 that Age of Empires 4 is in development for PC. The hugely popular series began way back in 1997, and despite the fact that there hasn’t been a new game in the franchise for quite some time, it’s still held in high regard by the gaming community – in fact, some call Age of Empires 3 one of the best PC games ever.So, what should you expect from [...]

DJI Mavic Pro Platinum release date, price and features

Almost a year after announcing the Mavic Pro, DJI has introduced a slightly updated model: the Platinum. Here’s what you need to know about the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum release date, price and features.When is the Mavic Pro Platinum release date? The Mavic Pro will start shipping in mid-September but is available to pre-order from from DJI’s website and other retailers including Heliguy immediately. Once on sale it will be available to buy from DJI’s website, DJI’s own stores and from partners. How [...]

Sony Smart Speaker LF-S50G News: Release Date, Price, Features & Specs

A year ago most people wouldn't know what is a smart speaker, and now they're all the craze. Cortana- and Siri-assisted devices are coming soon (and we reckon Bixby devices too), for now the market is dominated by Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant inside Google Home. Actually, Amazon still has around 70 percent of that market. It makes sense, given that its Echo devices were available much earlier than those housing Google's Assistant. But that's not necessarily a good thing, [...]

Sphero R2-D2 and BB-9E droids unveiled for Star Wars Force Friday

Sphero's BB-8 toy was arguably the best thing to come out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so it's hardly a surprise that the upcoming The Last Jedi would prompt the arrival of another app-enabled toy.Luckily for us, Sphero has been extra busy since 2015, and this year it's launching two new droids: R2-D2 and BB-9E, along with a refreshed version of BB-8 that boasts all of the new features. We've seen the new droids in action, and here's what [...]

The best swimming trackers for 2017

Keen swimmer? Fitness junkie, or just want to get healthier with regular visits to your local pool? Then you need an activity tracker that is both waterproof and tracks your swimming strokes and distances. See all activity tracker reviews.Also see: Best Fitness Tracker Deals Here we gather the best swimming trackers to see what each boasts in terms of functions, with a particular interest in swimming modes. For regular activity trackers read our Best Fitness Activity Tracker round up. Latest swimming [...]