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2022 MacBook Air M2

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

This Month

Dell XPS 13 Plus

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.

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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. 

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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.

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Sony WH-1000XM5

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.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2

Read the not-so-fine print on Surface Laptop Go 2

Microsoft’s latest portable laptop offers some very business-friendly features, and an excellent on-keyboard fingerprint scanner.

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Philips PicoPix MaxTV

Heat up your home entertainment with the Philips PicoPix MaxTV

This portable television projector could change the way you watch video at home. But how does it stack up against the Samsung Freestyle?

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Office 365 on the M8

This multipurpose TV will see you through the long, cold winter

Samsung’s new Smart Monitor M8 does everything you need in a home office, short of making you a nice hot cup of tea.

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NordicTrack Commercial 2950

Is it kinky to love an exercise machine this much?

With the NordicTrack Commercial 2950, earth is spinning under your feet, the wind is blowing beneath your wings... all you have to do is hold on.

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Technics EAH-AZ60

What happens when management consultants make Bluetooth earbuds?

The Technics EAH-AZ60 in-ear headphones sound great. But they wouldn’t blitz every quadrant of the product matrix.

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Canon EOS M50 MKII

Whatever happened to the travel camera?

Even an inexpensive travel camera like the EOS M50 MK II is streets ahead of the best phone camera we’ve reviewed. L&L May 6 travel special.

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Robot climbs up doorsill

At last! A robovac mop that doesn’t suck

The Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni is the best robot floor cleaner we’ve ever reviewed, especially when it comes to mopping (only maybe don’t get one for your mother).

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Oppo Find X5 Pro

Is it time to rethink the Apple/Samsung phone duopoly?

Oppo has paired with Hasselblad to produce the Find X5 Pro, a phone with a camera that might just turn out to be great one day.

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Amazon Echo Show 15

At last, a useful new feature for your smart device

Does anyone use their smart device for more than timers, weather, lights and music? Maybe now they will.

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Sony LinkBuds

These earbuds will change the way you hear the world

Sony’s new doughnut-shaped LinkBuds are not only brilliant, they are quite literally gobsmacking.

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Apple iPad Air 2022

Apple does it again with the new M1 iPad Air

The new model is incredibly powerful, but for people who don’t draw or don’t want to edit photos or make videos, it isn’t as useful as it could and should be.

  • John Davidson
Samsung NEO QLED QN95B

The only thing off about Samsung’s Neo QLED TV is its timing

This could be just the purchase for you – if it wasn’t for the OLED model the world’s largest TV maker is about to release in the United States.

  • John Davidson


Specialized Turbo Tero

Tired of your boring commute? Get this bicycle

The Specialized Turbo Tero takes the freedom and fun offered by an e-bike to new heights.

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A selfie of me (left) and Thomas Dexmier, country manager of Vive for HTC

I lost my arm in the metaverse for three days

VR can be an incredibly immersive place to meet with colleagues and share and discuss content – even if your avatar is missing a limb, writes John Davidson.

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Apple Studio Display

Why we are excited about this Apple monitor

Apple’s $2499 Studio Display could change the way you upgrade your computer.

  • John Davidson