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Past articles by Mat:

In ‘Outriders’, powers and teamwork beat guns

It's a crowded world of looter shooter games out there, how will Outriders best the competition? → Read More

My latest lockdown workout is VR boxing

Couch25K isn't for everyone. How about a VR workout? → Read More

OnePlus Nord review: Almost invisible compromises

The OnePlus Nord is finally here for review. This sub-$500 device might not ever make it to the US. Are people missing out? → Read More

The Morning After: OnePlus Nord and Ford's 1,400 horsepower EV

The OnePlus Nord has been unveiled -- so how good is the sub-$500 phone and where will you be able to get one? Also, Ford's Mach-E 1400 shows that electric cars can be fun and LG's new 144Hz 4K gaming monitor is here. → Read More

OnePlus Nord hands-on: Strong features at a tempting price

The OnePlus Nord is here. What are our first impressions? Well, we love the blue. → Read More

How to pick the best gaming subscription for you

Here's a detailed comparison of the latest game subscription services to help you choose which one is the best for you. → Read More

'Iron Man VR' has moments of brilliance, but shows the limits of PSVR

Iron Man VR is an ambitious game for PSVR. When it works, it's thrilling. But it's a fleeting thrill. → Read More

Stadia-exclusive 'Crayta' feels like Google Docs for game creation

Ready to make your own games on Google's Stadia? → Read More

'Final Fantasy VII Remake' and the curse of remade soundtracks

I listen to game music pretty often — and a large chunk of it is from the Final Fantasy game series, from the original right through to this year’s remaster of a decades-old game. It had some of the major battle themes and catchier background songs but it’s not all the tracks I want. → Read More

Google adds its own address system to Maps location sharing on Android

Google’s Plus Codes are the company’s efforts to reinvent coordinates and addresses so it works better with all things Google. The Plus Code itself is a short alphanumeric code, combined with a city and country, and has been built into Google Maps for years. → Read More

Myzone's virtual fitness classes can tell if you’re slacking

There are plenty of workout-from-home apps, but Myzone's MZ-Remote taps into a heart-rate monitor to keep you sweating. → Read More

Apple's two new Pride-themed Watch straps include one from Nike

There might not be a Pride march for a while, but at least Apple is offering some accessories ready for when it does happen. → Read More

Theragun’s new massage devices have Bluetooth and run quieter

Theragun is now called Therabody, and it has four new upgraded massage guns that are apparently substantially quieter. → Read More

'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' is a gamble that paid off

Decades later, Square Enix has remade Final Fantasy VII for 2020. But is it any good? → Read More

The Morning After: Mobile video service Quibi launches today

Hey, good morning! There is so much money behind Quibi. If you've never heard of it, it's a mobile video service/network hot on the heels of many similar services that have failed. With Hollywood clout and again, so much darn money, Quibi launches today -- for $5 per month with ads! -- with a selection of shows and content with short runtimes and baffling sales pitches. Will it sideline Netflix,… → Read More

'Persona 5 Royal' taps into the joy of replaying your favorite game

Persona 5 was a vibrant, subversive RPG with a relatively traditional turn-based battle system, memorable characters, a plot twist or two and hundreds of persona (monsters) to fuse, fight and discover. Persona 5 Royal keeps all of that but adds a third school term to play through. It also introduces one entirely new character, Kasumi Yoshizawa, to fight with and the return of a divisive former… → Read More

The Morning After: Are classic Mario games coming to the Switch in 2020?

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. For streaming services and games companies, we're all a captive audience at the moment. For Disney+, the newest challenger, it's an opportunity. With lots of kids at home, an almost infinite run of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars content will save the sanity of many parents. Games, too, are suddenly appearing in stores, in rumors or at your front door as… → Read More

The Morning After: FDA clears five-minute lab-in-a-box COVID-19 test

It's been a long seven days of lockdown for some of us, and it looks like the situation won't change for a while. The US Food and Drug Administration is rushing to get a handle on testing people for the coronavirus, and former events venues are being turned into field hospitals. It's one hell of a year, and it's only the end of March. -Mat → Read More

Huawei made its own Siri rival called Celia

Given there's no Google Assistant on Huawei's latest devices, including the P40 series, the company has revealed its very own voice assistant called Celia. She/it/they will understand commands in English, French and Spanish and will behave an awful lot like Siri did at launch, namely some pretty basic voice interactions with core phone features. Think: weather updates, texts and phone call… → Read More

Huawei's P40 phones have giant imaging sensors and a camera for everything

Huawei's big reveal for its new flagship is entirely online. In the face of the coronavirus, the company had to launch its P40 smartphone series a little differently. Following the imaging prowess of last year's P30 Pro and the Mate 30, the company is still playing to those strengths as it still battles with its app store weaknesses. This year's flagship smartphone series includes the P40 and… → Read More