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Godzilla Review (2014)

Godzilla Review (2014)

There is a moment, in Gareth Edwards' moody, expansive Godzilla movie, when monsters rage amid the crumbling San Francisco skyline while its residents flee for cover underground. Our glimpse of titan beasts fighting tooth and claw is the rapidly narrowing gap between the closing doors, before we're shut in the darkness with the frightened, ineffectual masses. As bystanders we can only cower and wait, an afterthought like the human players in this year's blockbuster.

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HTC One mini 2 hands-on: One M8 gets a baby brother

HTC One mini 2 hands-on: One M8 gets a baby brother

HTC's One M8 has got itself a little brother, the HTC One mini 2, distilling the style and some of the specifications of the flagship Android phone into a more affordable, smaller device for the midrange. Headed to stores in just a few weeks time, the One mini 2 wraps a 4.5-inch 720p HD display in a smooth metal casing, though unlike the One M8 it lacks the Duo Sense camera system. Read on for our first-impressions.

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I took Lamborghini’s Aventador on the track (& only just survived)

I took Lamborghini’s Aventador on the track (& only just survived)

The promise of 700 horsepower is throbbing ominously behind me, audible even through the crash helmet, eager to show me what $400,000 worth of Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 can do when faced with an open track and an eager right foot. I know I should be checking the GoPro cameras suction-cupped to the windshield one last time, or memorizing the dashboard so I can tell you what hand-stitched Italian leather smells like, but all I can do is grip the contoured wheel and stare at the pace car ahead of me. Then the world clicks into hyperspeed.

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Moto E hands-on: Is Motorola the new mass-market king?

Moto E hands-on: Is Motorola the new mass-market king?

Motorola has big small hopes for the new Moto E. Most affordable smartphone in the company's line-up, the $129 Android handset aims to differentiate itself not with the fattest spec sheet, or the most distinctive design, but by actually listening to the target audience rather than telling them what they want. In the Android arms-race it's an unusual strategy, but Motorola has evidence it can work with the Moto G. Read on for our first impressions.

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Xbox One didn’t just destroy Kinect

Xbox One didn’t just destroy Kinect

Today the Xbox One without Kinect has been announced, throwing massive numbers of gamers for a loop. Up until today, very few suspected that Microsoft would ever release their Xbox One game console without Kinect - today everything changes. Today the Kinect may or may not have just been doused in doubt.

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Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet hands-on

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet hands-on

Lenovo has a new pen-enabled tablet, the ThinkPad 10, complete with a range of accessories including magnetically-attached keyboards and a handy desktop dock, for those who want some proper stylus support with their Windows 8.1. The Atom Z3795 quadcore powered slate has a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 touchscreen with 10-finger multitouch, and runs for up to ten hours on a single charge.

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Parrot Bebop Drone hands-on: Oculus Rift’s eye-in-the-sky

Parrot Bebop Drone hands-on: Oculus Rift’s eye-in-the-sky

Parrot is taking to the skies again with the Parrot Bebop Drone, focusing on high-definition video recording with no moving camera parts, unlike rivals like the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. Building on Parrot's two generations of AR.Drone, the new quadricopter is smaller, smarter, and more maneuverable than the drones that came before it; we grabbed some time at the controls - including using Oculus Rift integration to make you feel like you're riding along - to find out more.

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How will Apple spin a larger iPhone 6?

How will Apple spin a larger iPhone 6?

The market has spoken: big phones are in style, and by all accounts Apple will give consumers just what they want with both a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and even a 5.5-inch version. It's a sizable change in all respects from a company that has until now insisted that its approach to touchscreen dimensions has been the perfect one. So, the question becomes: how does Apple make the turnaround graceful, rather than face accusations it's playing catch-up?

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