Gadgets

Review: AirWheel Q3

Review: AirWheel Q3

Introduction Half Segway, half unicycle, the AirWheel Q3 arrived in the TechRadar office at the beginning of August promising a "revolution" in personal mobility. I was intrigued. After all, why walk to work when you can just… stand to work? The AirWheel is a personal transport vehicle that uses a gyroscope and attitude control stabilisation [...]

August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Basis Carbon Steel Edition

Review: Basis Carbon Steel Edition

Introduction and design Let’s face it, fitness trackers are still awfully limited in their ability to keep track of what’s going on with your body. We’re just only starting to see a few devices with extra biosensors such as the wrist-mounted heart rate monitor on the Samsung Gear Live and sleep tracking functionality of the [...]

August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Jawbone Up24 review

Review: Jawbone Up24 review

The smart and sporty Jawbone Up24 is the most fashionable, lightweight and comfortable fitness tracking wearable you can buy, and it has a beautiful app to match. Its activity and sleep tracking internals are also just about as brainy as the Fitbit Force and Nike FuelBand SE. Some functionality is sacrificed in the name of [...]

August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Gaming

This is Crescent Bay, the newest version of Oculus Rift

This is Crescent Bay, the newest version of Oculus Rift

Oculus has unveiled the latest edition of its Rift VR headgear, called Crescent Bay. The new Oculus Rift prototype, revealed during the Oculus Connect 2014 developer conference, is loaded with new features. Chief among them is integrated audio, a first for Rift. With headphones attached to the headset as opposed to a separate peripheral, Oculus [...]

September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Week in Gaming: Silent Hills, Metal Gear Solid 5 and more: Top moments of the Tokyo Game Show

Week in Gaming: Silent Hills, Metal Gear Solid 5 and more: Top moments of the Tokyo Game Show

Oh, Tokyo Games Show. How have you both impressed and embarrassed us this year? Let me count the ways. Actually, aside from one major "oh no they didn’t" moment, attendees got a pretty good show this week. Sure, TGS isn’t the massive event it used to be, but with a somewhat disappointing E3 this year [...]

September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Nvidia unveils GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs with an eye towards VR

Nvidia unveils GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs with an eye towards VR

Enthusiast PC builders unprepared to part with their money may not want to read the next sentence. Nvidia has announced the first line of high-end GPUs to take advantage of the energy-efficient, designed-for-virtual-reality Maxwell architecture – the new GeForce GTX 980 and 970. Nvidia made the announcement at Game24, an international celebration of everything PC. [...]

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Computing

Review: Lenovo B50-30

Review: Lenovo B50-30

Introduction and features Lenovo has designed this laptop for low intensity tasks, so we expected it to arrive with a budget price – but we didn’t expect it to cost just £199 (about $ 334, AU$ 360). That makes it one of the most affordable notebooks we’ve reviewed. That eye-catching price undercuts every rival. We [...]

September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Schenker Element 10.1

Review: Schenker Element 10.1

Introduction and design You could be forgiven for not having heard of Schenker Technologies, since until now, the company has been better known in its native Germany. But you might have heard of high-end gaming laptops sold in the UK under the name XMG, which is a subdivision of Schenker. The company therefore knows how [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (2014)

Review: MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (2014)

Introduction Launched last October, Apple’s 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina was in many ways a classic follow-up from the Cupertino-based company. Lighter, thinner and faster than the previous generation’s models, it made improvements in key areas while keeping the same pixel-packing display that made the original a hit. Measuring almost half an inch thinner than [...]

September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Photography

Photokina 2014: Leica launches the Leica M Edition 60

Photokina 2014: Leica launches the Leica M Edition 60

The Leica M Edition 60 is designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Leica M rangefinder design. It follows the classic Leica layout, with a separate optical viewfinder linked to a rangefinder mechanism that uses a small mirror linked to the lens focus ring – you turn the ring until the secondary image in [...]

September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Photokina 2014: Leica launches the Leica M Edition 60

Photokina 2014: Leica launches the Leica M Edition 60

The Leica M Edition 60 is designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Leica M rangefinder design. It follows the classic Leica layout, with a separate optical viewfinder linked to a rangefinder mechanism that uses a small mirror linked to the lens focus ring – you turn the ring until the secondary image in [...]

September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Photokina 2014: Nikon thinks it’s seen the future

Photokina 2014: Nikon thinks it’s seen the future

Nikon corporate vice president Tad Nakayama says, "As far as people continue to be emotional our aim or our goal is to help people to capture their emotional moments and support them from an image capturing perspective. There is no limit to capturing intuitive images." Chris Sanderson of The : Future : Laboratory agrees. In [...]

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Software

Google CEO says it’s too soon for a Motorola Nexus

Google CEO says it’s too soon for a Motorola Nexus

When Google’s purchase of Motorola was finalized this past May, many expected Moto to take the reins on the next Nexus device. This was despite repeated statements from Google explaining that Motorola wouldn’t receive preferential treatment over partners like Samsung, LG or Asus when it came to developing a new Nexus smartphone or tablet. In [...]

December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Samsung has started pushing out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy Note 2. It’s only reached Poland so far, according to the table over at SamMobile, but is rolling out in phases. So keep hitting the update button and hopefully you should see it soon enough. So what’s new? Well there’s a [...]

December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Exclusive: Microsoft: IE auto-update caused internal panic

Exclusive: Microsoft: IE auto-update caused internal panic

With Internet Explorer finally getting auto updates for the first time this year, the UK lead for the product has told TechRadar that she has quelled a ‘reasonable amount of internal panic’ from the Microsoft enterprise teams. Auto-updating to the latest browser has been a big boon for rivals like Chrome, and clearly makes sense [...]

January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Component

CES 2012: LaCie shows off new Thunderbolt products

CES 2012: LaCie shows off new Thunderbolt products

LaCie has announced the 2big Tunderbolt Series and the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt series at CES 2012. The storage specialist is showing off its latest Thunderbolt-equipped offerings with the technology offering transfer rates three times that of FireWire 800. LaCie 2big features RAID security, hot swappable discs and a solid aluminimum case, with capacities up to [...]

January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More
CES 2012: Can Intel take the smartphone fight to ARM?

CES 2012: Can Intel take the smartphone fight to ARM?

Can Intel take the smartphone fight to ARM? Intel’s ‘Medfield’ Atom chip has been a long time coming, and we first reported on its announcement back in February 2011 after Mobile World Congress. Now we know it’s called the Intel Atom Z2460, and is at the heart of the new Lenovo K800 smartphone released today [...]

January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Updated: CES 2012 highlights: what you need to know

Updated: CES 2012 highlights: what you need to know

CES 2012 highlights The world’s greatest tech show – CES 2012 – kicked off on Monday 9 January (if you’re a show obsessive, note that’s a week later than usual). Running until Thursday, the show sees the entire tech world descend on Las Vegas. We’ll be hearing from the biggest names in technology to talk [...]

January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More

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Review: Mini review: JBL Synchros E40BT

Review: Mini review: JBL Synchros E40BT

It sure is handy to have a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones these days, what with a full arsenal of gadgets that you can pair with at a reasonable distance. The $ 99 (about £60, AU$ 110) JBL Synchros E40BT represents JBL’s attempt to deliver a low-priced option that doesn’t skimp too much on performance [...]

September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Mini review: JBL Synchros E40BT

Review: Mini review: JBL Synchros E40BT

It sure is handy to have a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones these days, what with a full arsenal of gadgets that you can pair with at a reasonable distance. The $ 99 (about £60, AU$ 110) JBL Synchros E40BT represents JBL’s attempt to deliver a low-priced option that doesn’t skimp too much on performance [...]

September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Photokina 2014: Shooting video with stills cameras? You’re doing it wrong, says Red

Photokina 2014: Shooting video with stills cameras? You’re doing it wrong, says Red

Red cameras are modular systems – you choose a body, you choose a sensor, you pick a lens mount and then a clip-on monitor. Anyone who can remember far enough back (not us, obviously) will see the parallels with Hasselblad’s old 120-format film SLRs. Red makes two bodies – ‘Scarlet’ is the cheaper option, and [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More