Expert explains how to wash and care for pillows to make them last longer

Learning how to wash a pillow correctly takes no time and can save you money in the long run by helping your bed pillows last longer. This is important if you’ve invested in the best pillow for your sleep style – you want your money’s worth, right?

Here, we’ll look at how to clean a pillow properly so it lasts longer, including which types can be washed in a washing machine and which pillows should only be spot-cleaned and hand-washed.

Realme GT Neo 3 review: A genuinely rapid upper-mid-ranger

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As with previous GT phones from the brand, the Realme GT Neo 3 offers several flagship-challenging specifications in a reasonably priced mid-range package.

The headline feature, in this variant at least, is a 150W wired charger that can get your battery up to 100% in 15 minutes. The implementation isn’t massively reassuring (why do we need to toggle it on?), and it’s a shame the battery has been somewhat downscaled by way of a trade-off, but this is impressive stuff for a phone of this price.

The Quarry Review |

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Play time: 12 hours
Platform: PC (via Steam)

As the spiritual successor to 2015’s PS4 hit Until Dawn, Supermassive Games’ The Quarry has big, bloodstained boots to fill. Like its predecessor, The Quarry presents itself as an interactive horror film for teens. It’s a label the game proudly wears on its ripped sleeve, not shying away from the tried-and-true tropes of the popular horror subgenre.

The setting at Hackett Quarry – a summer camp located in upstate New York – is immediately evocative of Friday the 13th. And that’s entirely by design. Our nine unlucky teen campers find themselves struggling to survive unspeakable horrors of all kinds as one last impromptu night of partying goes deadly south.

Mario Strikers: Battle League review

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Play time: 13 hours

Platform: Nintendo Switch

It wouldn’t be a Nintendo console without Mario’s sports vacation, and on Switch we’ve already seen a lot. Golf, tennis and the Olympics may be the famous plumber’s usual choices, but every now and then we find him on less familiar terrain. It’s been 15 years since he last entered the football field, but finally, Nintendo has returned to the beautiful game once again with Mario Strikers: Battle League Football.

Bringing back the original developers, Next Level Games, Battle League is a family pleasure. It does come with a few changes, though. Some of them come down to numbers – there are fewer playable characters and you can no longer score six goals at once, a little farce. Crucially though, what we have looks more refined and more dexterous, and it’s a lot of fun with friends.

Mario Strikers: Battle League price and release date

  • What is it? A 5v5 arcade football game with Mario and friends.
  • Release date of? June 10, 2022
  • What can I play on? Nintendo Switch

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(Image credit: Nintendo)

First: forget about formation tactics. That’s 5v5, so you’ll be writing down each character’s unique stats. For example, Bowser has powerful punches and hard-hitting tackles, Toad is fast and great for passing, and Luigi is your classic ‘all-rounder’. It’s worth evaluating your picks, and you can pick everyone on your team except the goalie, Boom Boom. You try to argue over positions with a personified red shell.

Jurassic World Dominion Review: A lackluster ending to a prehistoric franchise

Ever since Jurassic Park achieved a massive box office success in 1993, the dinosaur-centric movie franchise has been yearning to recapture a similar high. The various films in the series have tried and failed to replicate the iconic sci-fi action-adventure movie, and truth be told, the series’ trajectory is on the decline with each passing entry.

For Jurassic World: Dominion, so the pressure is really high. The sixth and seemingly final main entry in the franchise is tasked with simultaneously pulling down the curtain on a series that has lost its luster, putting a limit on its two film trilogies, and delivering more titanic, thrilling dino-on-dino action.

Hands on: Acer Spin 5 Review (2022)

Acer Spin 5 (2022): Two-minute preview

The Acer Spin 5 (2022) follows one of the best 2-in-1 laptops on the market, and from what we’ve seen so far, it will definitely continue the Spin 5’s legacy.

We’ve previewed an early pre-production unit of Spin 5, so we’ll have to see an actual production unit before we can comment specifically on its performance metrics vis a vis its predecessor or its competitors. Still, with that being said, the new Intel Alder Lake processor is definitely a nimble little CPU that chews through productivity tasks and general computing work with ease.

spec sheet

Here they are Acer Swift 5 (2022) preview configuration sent to for review:
CPU: Intel Core i7-1260P
Graphics: Intel iris Xe
HIT: 16 GB LPDDR5
Screen: 14 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600p
Store: 1TB PCIe SSD
ports: 2 x Thuderbolt 4, 2 x USB Type-A, 1 x 3.5mm combo jack, 1 x HDMI, 1 x MicroSD, 1 x Kensington
Camera:
1080p

Sony Xperia 1 IV review: Positive first impressions for this expensive camera phone

Sony apparently decided some time ago that it doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel with each new version of its flagship smartphone, and each successive release of its flagship Xperia 1 phone has only brought a few minor tweaks and changes.

The Sony Xperia 1 IV is arguably the biggest upgrade we’ve seen in the series, with plenty of extra functions and tools to give it an edge over its predecessors and rivals. This is the closest we’ve seen Sony come to competing with the big dogs like Apple and Samsung, and we can actually see creative pros opting for the new Xperia over the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra or iPhone 13 Pro Max.

OnePlus Nord 2T review: another strong mid-range Android

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Last year’s OnePlus Nord 2 was a superb addition to the sub-£400 smartphone market, providing near-enough-flagship performance and camera capabilities for a much lower price.

It was so good, OnePlus didn’t even bother releasing a OnePlus 10 this year. The lines had seemingly become too blurred to warrant a separate lower-flagship release – or at least that’s how it seemed.