BMW iX3 review: a 279-mile range with a Hans Zimmer soundtrack

You wait an age for a new fully electric BMW car, and then a convoy arrive all at once. So it is with the German car-maker’s latest zero-emission iX3 SUV. It’s due on the market in Summer just as the Munich-based company prepares to launch not only its i4 EV, but also...

Apple HomePod Mini review: an almost perfect smart speaker

It’s only been just under three years since Apple’s first HomePod was released. It seems much longer. Why? Because no one, including Apple, ever talks about it. Back in June 2017, when the smart speaker was announced (it took a long eight months until it...

Beats Flex review: an ideal replacement for Apple’s EarPods

Beats really knocked it out of the park with the Power Beats Pro, its first fully wireless earbuds, and then again with the Beats Solo Pro – the company’s first on-ear noise-cancelling headphones. You’d expect the Beats Flex to follow the same trajectory, but in truth...

FIFA 21 review: an ageing forward, limping towards retirement

The world might be strange and confusing, but there are still some things you can rely on. Every autumn, a chill comes into the air, the leaves begin to change colour, and EA releases a new edition of FIFA, the all-conquering football simulation franchise. FIFA 21...

iPad 10.2-inch 2020 review: a lazy update, but who cares?

Let’s be honest, Apple’s entry-level 2020 iPad is a bit of a lazy upgrade, with the only change of note being the new A12 Bionic processor. However, this in no way means that the 8th-gen iPad is bad. Far from it. It’s a cheap yet still incredibly powerful tablet,...