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  • Sony PS3 review: It may be six years old, but the PS3 is still going strong

    Say hello to Sony's newest games console. Not ready to shepherd in the next generation with PS4 quite yet, the Japanese tech giant instead opts for a trimmed-down take on the PlayStation 3 - a 'super slim' model that makes even the last iteration of the console, the PS3 Slim, look a bit chunky. Sony is obviously a fan of Apple's 'The New iPad' naming convention, but we're going to go ahead and stick with 'PS3 super-slim.' After all, it's 20% lighter than the 2009 PS3 Slim at just 2.1kg, and 20% smaller too. The internal architecture's been completely redesigned to facilitate the shrink,...

  • Razer Blade review: a signature gaming laptop, redefined

    In both form and function, there's a lot to love about Razer's new 17-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop. It's attractive, thin, lightweight, and very, very fast. Far and away, however, the feature everyone notices first - and that you'll want to show off to your friends, family, and fellow/random tech nerds - is first-of-its-kind Switchblade touchpad interface. This unique new feature turns the Blade's touchpad into a fully-functioning second screen that allows you to check your email, watch YouTube videos, or - best of all - amplify your gaming experience. This final point is the most important of all because from...

  • Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 review: budget handset, but that’s not a bad thing

    The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 showed up at MWC 2012 in February and slides in at the lower end of Samsung's range, but it's not the firm's bargain basement offering. Replacing the original Samsung Galaxy Mini, the Galaxy Mini 2 can be picked up for around £150 ($200) SIM-free and you can get it for free on contract starting at just £10.50 per month. As we've mentioned, the Galaxy Mini 2 isn't Samsung's entry level handset - that accolade goes to the Galaxy Y – which means it lines up against the likes of the Nokia Lumia 610, HTC Desire C and Sony Xperia U. Pick up the Galaxy Mini 2...

  • Dell Latitude 10 review: a professional Windows 8 tablet with removable battery

    Even if you already use an iPad or Android tablet for work, chances are aWindows 8 tablet isn't the first things that pops into your head when you thinking about working on the go. This could be all set to change in October though, especially if Dell has its way. We've managed to get our hands on the Dell Latitude 10 tablet, and its fair to say that this already feels like a better thought-out offering than what we've seen on the market from Dell previously. A major part of this can be attributed to Dell partnering with its tried and tested partners,...

  • iPhone 5 review: is Apple in danger of delivering too little with its latest upgrade?

    The excitement of the rumour mill, the titillation of every leaked photo led to higher than ever levels of expectation for the iPhone 5, and while the announcement was greeted with some derision at the lack of perceived headline improvements, the record sales tell an entirely different story. Given the underwhelming changes to the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 really needs to re-energise customers to prove Apple can repeat the game-changing trick it managed with the iPhone 4. So is the Apple iPhone 5 the greatest smartphone ever, one that finally see Apple ascend to the top spot in our 20 best mobile phones chart?...

  • Motorola Razr i: ‘Intel inside’ promises to take you to the edge

    The Motorola Razr i is the latest smartphone from the now Google-owned firm, and this mid-range handset promises edge-to-edge action in the palm of your hand. While things have been pretty quite on the Motorola front since the launch of the Razr last year – with just a smattering of mediocre handsets since - the Razr i is the most important European phone of the year for the company, so expect to see it filling TV ad space and adorning the side of buses soon. The Motorola Razr i release date is currently pegged for October, but prices are yet to be confirmed,...

  • HTC Windows Phone 8X: hands on with the signature Windows Phone 8 handset

    TechRadar got early access to the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, and while we admired it's sleek body, it wasn't running a finished version of the OS – we will be updating this review soon as we get hands on with the finished product at HTC's event in New York. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC, to give it its proper title, is a poorly named handset, but don't let this put you off what looks to be a promisingWindows Phone 8 device. Expected to land in stores from early November, the Windows Phone 8X has been chosen by Microsoft to fly...

  • HTC Windows Phone 8S: We take a look at HTC’s the mid-range WP8 offering

    TechRadar got early access to the Windows Phone 8S by HTC, and while we admired it's aesthetic merits, it wasn't running a finished version of the OS – we will be updating this review soon as we get hands on with the finished product at HTC's event in New York. The Windows Phone 8S by HTC, which is its proper title don't ya know, launched alongside the HTC 8X at a special HTC event in New York, where the Taiwanese firm unveiled its first Windows Phone 8 handsets. Both, we're told, will go on sale in early November and the Windows Phone 8S will be...

  • Sony Alpha a99: We get our hands on the first full-frame SLT

    Many people have been waiting for a Sony Alpha a900replacement ever since it was first announced all the way back in 2008. That was the last Sony DSLR camera to use a full-frame sensor. Earlier this year, the company confirmed that the next iteration of the full-frame device would use its translucent mirror technology (TMT). So here it is, in the Sony Alpha a99 DSLT. TMT was first introduced a couple of years ago with theSony Alpha a33 and Sony Alpha a55 DSLTs, and features a fixed, translucent mirror that doesn't flip out of the way as the picture is taken. This has a couple of...

  • Fujifilm X-F1 review: Small, sleek and stylish

    Fuji's X range of cameras has proven incredibly popular over the past couple of years. Now the company seems keen on expanding that popularity into the mass market of consumers, with a new range of cameras designed to appeal to a wider audience. Once again, high-end design makes an appearance for the Fuji X-F1. A light and durable aluminum body is covered with synthetic leather that imitates the feel of genuine leather. The lens...