Posts By Gabrielle Pickard

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Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove”: What the critics are saying

By Gabrielle Pickard,

“Of all the exciting, innovative products we’ve seen at CES this year, the Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove” prototype is unquestionably the best of the best,” Engadget, January 2014. When you consider the international CES is the biggest annual consumer electronics and… Read article

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Initial reactions to the forthcoming Nikon D4S

By Gabrielle Pickard,

Apparently CES 2014 wasn’t the premier showcase for groundbreaking digital imaging products it has been in other years. Instead a huge array of 4K + televisions took centre stage. That wasn’t to say cameras were entirely void of the world’s… Read article

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Best ‘smart’ health and fitness gadgets for 2014

By Gabrielle Pickard,

We take a look at the latest and greatest in the world of ‘smart’ fitness and health products for 2014. The LG Lifeband Touch If you ‘conveniently’ have difficulty remembering when it’s time to exercise or justifiably find it hard… Read article

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Onewheel, the self-balancing electric skateboard

By Gabrielle Pickard,

There were, by all accounts, plenty of innovative and interesting toys on display at this year’s CES. As attending technology journalists were busy scribbling down the wondrous worthies of the best innovations, one of the most saturated desks had to… Read article

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Review roundup: Google Nexus 5 smartphone

By Gabrielle Pickard,

Following weeks and weeks of leaks, rumours and speculation the Nexus 5 has finally arrived as the new reference Android smartphone. Can the Google and LG collaboration really provide a proper flagship device at a fraction of the price? Take… Read article

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Colapz, the UK’s first folding garden watering can

By Gabrielle Pickard,

Like shears and lawnmowers, watering cans are an irrefutably necessary gardener’s tool. Despite the somewhat hoary ubiquitous popularity of watering cans, it has to be said that unless you’ve got an ample-sized shed, these big and bulky items take up… Read article

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Review round up: HP Chromebook 14

By Gabrielle Pickard,

Its “eye-popping” colours are the first thing Engadget mentions in its hands on review of the new HP Chromebook 14. Citing the aesthetical merits (particularly the colour) of a new gadget first and foremost makes one suspiciously dubious about the… Read article