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The Refresh: Planet Earth 2 coming in 4K and all the week’s top stories

Welcome to the The Refresh, our weekly look at the week’s top stories and reviews on TrustedReviews.

Tom and Andy argue about the new MacBook Pro

First off, now we’ve recovered on a huge week in computer hardware announcements, we sat down to discuss the mighty MacBook Pro. Has it fallen from grace, was it even there in the first place or is this latest offering really a touch of genius Apple says it is? Tech Chap Tom Honeyands ceded the presenting hotseat to argue Apple’s case while Dep Ed. Andy Vandervell countered. Computing editor Michael Passingham was moderating.

Read more: Is the new MacBook Pro a massive disappointment?

Richard Easton reviews the new GoPro Hero 5

We took a walk down to London’s famous Southbank skate park to test the new GoPro Hero 5 and its bag of tricks. Wearables and Fitness Editor Richard Easton also had some laudable praise to add.

Read more: GoPro Hero 5 review

Max Parker goes hands-on with the Mate 9 phablet

Now that the Galaxy Note 7 has exited stage right in explosive fashion, the phablet market has opened up and Hauwei think the Mate 9 could be the device to fill it. Mobile Editor just about managed to get his hands round one. Here’s what he had to say.

Read more: Hands-on with the Huawei Mate 9

Planet Earth 2 is coming and it’ll be in 4K!

Ten years after BBC first showed us the mind-blowing Planet Earth, the David Attenborough narrated nature show is getting a 4K upgrade. The dramatic trailer shows us the crisp slo-mo shots we’ve come to expect from any BBC wildlife production of recent times but it looks as though it won’t be shown on TV in 4K just yet — unless BBC get a dedicated 4K channel before Sunday. So, for this week’s series premiere, you’ll have to put up with HD only. If the trailer is anything to go by, we’re hoping the 4K airing date is announced pronto. We’ve got all you need to know about Planet Earth 2 on the website — be sure to check it out.

Read more: Planet Earth 2: News, release date and trailer

And finally, here’s a guy who just loves the internet laughing at him for his hilarious, although very well made, Halloween costumes. Last year it was Tinder, this year, how could it be anything else but Pokemon Go. Looks like we’ll have to up our game for next year.

That’s it for this week, make sure you join me again for more exciting tech news next Friday.

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