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The best running shoes 2018: top trainers to get you road fit

It's winter and the roads and pavements might not look any too inviting. But it's also a New Year. Time to lace up your running shoes (unless you're …

Shoes

Lenovo says the Yoga 900s is the world's thinnest convertible

It's that time of year again: Lenovo whips out some impossibly thin and light laptop. Last CES it was a 1.7-pound notebook, and this year it's the Yoga 900s, a half-inch-thick, 2.2-pound machine that Lenovo claims is the world's thinnest convertible laptop. Indeed, I had a chance to handle it in …

Lenovo

The 10 most pretentious albums ever

What makes a pretentious album? A groan-inducing concept, lots of highfalutin waffle, and a ridiculous cover. If you’re lucky you get all three at …

Pete Townshend

Dyson 360 Eye UK release set for June: here's everything you need to know

PreviousNext 1/6<p>Introducing the Dyson 360 Eye<p>Let's face it, vacuuming is a massive chore that takes up precious time that could otherwise be spent …

The best electric shaver 2018: fix up, blades sharp

Not all men shave every day any more. Well, not their faces anyway. Some men barely shave at all.<p>But for the old guard who prefer a smooth …

Hear from Nest, Samsung, Big Ass Fans and more at our CES 2016 Smart Home panel

We've invited guests from some of the biggest companies in the smart-home category to discuss where the market is headed. We hope you can join us.<p>If we've learned one thing from the CNET Smart Home this year, it's that there exists a wide chasm in usability between a single smart home device and a …

Smart Homes

100 Best Songs Of The 1980s

Whatever you thought of the fashion, the 80s fuelled some absolute bangers.<p>Ah, the 80s. Whether you were donning your finest spandex and getting …

Christine McVie

Solu Cloud Computer

Solu Computer, brought to us by the nation that powered cellphone revolution, Finland, aims to do just as much with this computer. Solu brings …

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:

Apps

The best tablets of the year

<b>IPad Air 2</b><p><b>Cnet rating:</b> 4.5 stars out of 5<p><b>The good:</b> The Air 2 has a great balance of size and weight. Crisp, bright display. It runs iOS 9 perfectly, including on split-screen apps.<p><b>The bad:</b> Priced relatively high for a tablet; single speaker isn’t that loud compared to iPad Pro.<p><b>The cost:</b> $440 to $630<p>…

10 great games for your smartphone or tablet

Smartphones and tablets are great for life and work, but they’re especially fun for play.<p>It’s no surprise Games is one of the most popular categories on mobile devices. According to the latest iTunes charts, 7 of the top 10 paid apps are games, while the category owns every spot in Google’s top 10 …

Top 10

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

1/<p>Yahoo Weather is a gorgeous weather app.<p>Google Play Store<p>Yahoo Weather is one of the best weather apps for Android.<p>It shows you the weather …

Apps

What is Sports Direct's Mike Ashley up to by transferring shares?

Graham Ruddick speculates why the tycoon has offloaded a stake in Sports Direct worth more than £2bn to new entity controlled by himself<p>Mike Ashley confounded the City on Wednesday after Sports Direct announced that the tycoon had offloaded a majority stake in the retailer to a new entity.<p>In a …

Encapsulating Luxury and Functionality: Contemporary House Sar in Johannesburg

Located within the leafy suburb of Athol, Johannesburg, the latest contemporary residence from Nico van der Meulen Architects was built to impress.</b> …

Architecture

How to get bigger arms

For the first outing of Jonathan Goodair's new GQ six-step fitness regime, load your biceps for a three-part gun show<p>A special offer from Jonathan …

Buyer’s Guide 2013: Entry-Level Road Bikes

These impressive and inexpensive entry-level road and commuter bikes are made of steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber and fit budgets between $1,000 and $2,300.

Cycling

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

These inexpensive, high-value road, city, and mountain bikes are easy on your wallet, but certainly not cheap. For bike shopping tips, read our How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less.

Mountain Biking

50 best love songs of the 1980s

We pick out the tender top 50 songs of the Eighties, including records by Barry White, George Michael, Sade and Chaka Khan<p><b>We all love a good love song. Here are 50 of the best from the Eighties.</b><p><b>Champaign - How ’Bout Us (1981)</b><br>A ballad that seemed to set the template for ’80s love songs: gently …

George Michael

15 best Android apps of 2018

Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The crème de la crème. The Android apps that stand alone at the top of the pantheon. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you’re looking for good stuff it’s assumed that you have some of this stuff already. Without further delay, here are the best …

A Beginners Guide To Wine - Part 1 - Types Of Wine & Basics

If all you know about wine is whether or not you like it, you’re long overdue for an education. A basic understanding of the types of wine is a must …

18 Coolest Cycling Clothing Brands For Men

There’s no shortage of sportswear out there that we can describe as unflattering. So much of it is terribly designed, drowning in distracting logos, …

Uber-headphones and amplifiers from Germany

The Germans are at it again, and headphone-maker Beyerdynamic sent a slew of great gear to the Audiophiliac.<p>Germany's autobahn highway system has no speed limits, and I sometimes wonder if it's a coincidence that so many of the world's best headphones -- Ultrasone, Sennheiser, and Beyerdynamic -- …

Audiophile

YouTube's Secret Algorithm That Chooses What You Should Watch

YouTube takes the business of tailoring your search results very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that it has over 1 million lines of code in place …

Kickstart Your Project With INIT And Grunt

As is customary in the open-source world, you can extend Yeoman any way you like, modifying the available generators to your needs. But what exactly …

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Goldman Sachs Takes On Bitcoin

The eye of big finance is finally turning towards cryptocurrency. Responding to requests from clients, Goldman Sachs has put out an early assessment of Bitcoin that says little about the bank’s official position on BTC investment.<p>So far, the financial services firm is neutral regarding the currency …

82 Short Hairstyles & Haircuts For Men

Sick of googling <b>men’s short hairstyles</b> and coming up with nothing, but in serious need of a style update? You’ve come a long way since your Year 10 …

So You've Decided To Open-Source A Project At Work. What Now?

Why Open Source?<p>Before delving into the how, it’s useful to step back and talk about the why. Why is it that so many companies have or are starting …

Responsive Design Frameworks: Just Because You Can, Should You?

• A designer could write their own grid system, and they probably should if they know any HTML and CSS.<br>• Websites based on frameworks load slowly.<br>• All …