Sophie Charara

Review: Android 5.0 Lollipop

Review: Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android fans: Lollipop is the tasty update you've been waiting for.
By Sophie Charara Dec 8 2014, 10:09AM
Intel's Edison PC will be the size of a coat button by 2016

Intel's Edison PC will be the size of a coat button by 2016

Your nano PC is about to get really, really embarrassed.
By Sophie Charara Nov 3 2014, 2:22PM
LED carpets make flooring interactive

LED carpets make flooring interactive

Philips' glowing Luminous carpets look set to add some funk beneath your footsteps.
By Sophie Charara Oct 1 2014, 10:42AM
The smart screen of the future touches you back

The smart screen of the future touches you back

It looks real, it sounds real. But could it feel real? Here’s why the next gen of touchscreens won’t feel like glass.
By Sophie Charara Sep 24 2014, 1:13PM
Hands-on Preview: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Hands-on Preview: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Third time's the charm - we go hands on with Microsoft's gorgeous reinvention of its tablet-laptop hybrid.
By Sophie Charara Jul 4 2014, 10:51AM
iOS 8 gives apps more power than ever

iOS 8 gives apps more power than ever

iOS isn’t about to morph into an Android clone. There's change afoot but Apple’s loyal fans have nothing to fear.
By Sophie Charara Jun 4 2014, 12:11PM
Real conversations with in-game characters coming to E3 2014

Real conversations with in-game characters coming to E3 2014

Fus Ro Dah! Voice experts Nuance want to take gamer chat to new levels.
By Sophie Charara May 19 2014, 11:21AM
Hands-on preview: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

Hands-on preview: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

We've had a play with Samsung's new smartphone-plus-10x-zoom-camera hybrid - here's our initial verdict.
By Sophie Charara Apr 30 2014, 2:08PM
Hands-on preview: Acer Liquid Leap smartband

Hands-on preview: Acer Liquid Leap smartband

Acer's first smartband keeps it simple and is due this summer - but does it offer anything new?
By Sophie Charara Apr 30 2014, 10:10AM
Six reasons to upgrade: HTC One (M8) vs HTC One

Six reasons to upgrade: HTC One (M8) vs HTC One

HTC One looking shabby all of a sudden? Here’s six new things the (M8) does brilliantly (and three reasons it might not be for you).
By Sophie Charara Mar 31 2014, 2:54PM
Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 17, 18 and 19 speakers go wireless

Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 17, 18 and 19 speakers go wireless

B&O is promising to deliver "Immaculate Wireless Sound" with its trio of tasty speakers and sub – and yes, they look as bonkers as ever.
By Sophie Charara Oct 31 2013, 3:13PM
Hands-on preview: Sony's a7 and a7r cameras

Hands-on preview: Sony's a7 and a7r cameras

We have a first fondle with the Alpha phoenix cams rising from the ashes of Sony's NEX system camera series.
By Sophie Charara Oct 17 2013, 1:57PM
New pressure-sensitive keyboard and Music Kit are the best things about Microsoft Surface 2

New pressure-sensitive keyboard and Music Kit are the best things about Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft's super-slim keyboard cover now packs 1092 sensors - and does much more than just typing.
By Sophie Charara Oct 14 2013, 4:32PM
Hands-on: Ford's AppLink in-car smartphone functionality

Hands-on: Ford's AppLink in-car smartphone functionality

Hooking up Spotify to Ford cars via your phone is old news – but Ford's announced a whole heap of nifty voice-controlled apps. And we've had a play
By Sophie Charara Sep 16 2013, 11:22AM
Hands-on preview: LG G Pad 8.3

Hands-on preview: LG G Pad 8.3

LG's best ever tablet wants to knock chunks out of the iPad Mini and new Nexus 7 with first-rate specs, but it's the build quality that impressed us most at IFA.
By Sophie Charara Sep 9 2013, 1:56PM
Hands-on preview: Qualcomm Toq

Hands-on preview: Qualcomm Toq

Samsung's Galaxy Gear wasn't the only smartwatch being shown off at IFA, chip-maker Qualcomm has had its own stab at tech wristwear – and it's lovely.
By Sophie Charara Sep 9 2013, 10:35AM
Hands-on preview: 3Doodler, the 3D printing pen

Hands-on preview: 3Doodler, the 3D printing pen

We have an early play with the world's first 3D printing pen at IFA – and regress to five year olds clapping and grinning in the process.
By Sophie Charara Sep 6 2013, 9:54AM
Hands-on preview: LG G2

Hands-on preview: LG G2

We get up close and personal with the superphone that LG says will make life good for all people, all around the world. Bold claims, but how does it fare on first look?
By Sophie Charara Aug 8 2013, 9:53AM
B&O BeoLab 14 surround sound system launched and on sale today

B&O BeoLab 14 surround sound system launched and on sale today

Begone chunky floorstanding beasts – Bang & Olufsen's flower-inspired speakers and sculptural sub are here to take your place.
By Sophie Charara May 16 2013, 8:15AM
Preview: BlackBerry, Z10

Preview: BlackBerry, Z10

After rumours, delays, leaks and death knells, the BlackBerry Z10 has finally landed hoping to sucker punch its way back to the top.
By Esat Dedezade, Sophie Charara Jan 31 2013, 2:54PM