Gadgets

Review: Nest Learning Thermostat

Review: Nest Learning Thermostat

Introduction Nest has been making the headlines as the new hot tech for houses and was probably one of the reasons why Apple launched the HomeKit project at WWDC 2014. Its eponymous product is a connected thermostat that promises to cut your heating bills by learning how your household works and adjusting the heating habits [...]

July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Nest Learning Thermostat

Review: Nest Learning Thermostat

Introduction Nest has been making the headlines as the new hot tech for houses and was probably one of the reasons why Apple launched the HomeKit project at WWDC 2014. Its eponymous product is a connected thermostat that promises to cut your heating bills by learning how your household works and adjusting the heating habits [...]

July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Nest Learning Thermostat

Review: Nest Learning Thermostat

Introduction Nest has been making the headlines as the new hot tech for houses and was probably one of the reasons why Apple launched the HomeKit project at WWDC 2014. Its eponymous product is a connected thermostat that promises to cut your heating bills by learning how your household works and adjusting the heating habits [...]

July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Gaming

Updated: CES 2015: what we want to see

Updated: CES 2015: what we want to see

#1 – #5 The email came a few weeks ago. "Register today for the 2015 International CES," it read. Your first reaction is "not again" as memories of long hours, furious typing, and thousands of people crushing to see the latest and greatest devices flood to the surface. But the initial wave of dread quickly [...]

July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Snipers are to blame for Destiny’s lack of cross-platform play

Snipers are to blame for Destiny’s lack of cross-platform play

Destiny is launching on both current and next-gen console hardware, but Bungie has placed an inter-generational barrier between the two, preventing gamers of old and new from playing together. The reason for this, according to Bungie, is because of the perception that gamers on newer platforms will have an advantage over last-genners. "I’ll speak for [...]

July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Week in Gaming: Everything we learned this week from Doom, Tekken 7 and the Destiny beta

Week in Gaming: Everything we learned this week from Doom, Tekken 7 and the Destiny beta

We still don’t know when the hell we’ll be able to play Doom, but id software took a big step in the right direction this week by showing off the first footage. Unfortunately none of that was recorded, so instead we’ll just have to against our better judgement and believe what some people wrote on [...]

July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Computing

Hands-on review: MSI GT72 Dominator Pro

Hands-on review: MSI GT72 Dominator Pro

Man, technology moves fast. Four months after we got up our review of the MSI GT70 2PC Dominator it’s already time to talk about its successor, the 17.3-inch MSI GT72 Dominator Pro, the latest in the long line of desktop-killing laptops. But in the battle of heavyweight portable PCs there’s no time for hesitation and [...]

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Iolo System Mechanic 14

Review: Iolo System Mechanic 14

Introduction and system requirements Los Angeles-based Iolo has been a market leader in the PC tune up utility software category for years, thanks to its best-selling System Mechanic software. This app has traditionally offered sluggish PCs a new lease on life – but does the new System Mechanic 14 live up to the standard set [...]

July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: LaCie Fuel 2TB wireless HDD

Review: LaCie Fuel 2TB wireless HDD

Introduction Seagate-owned LaCie announced the Fuel 2TB external hard disk drive earlier this year. It is the second 2TB external wireless hard disk drive we’ve recently reviewed, Seagate’s Wireless Plus 2TB model being the other one. Both LaCie and Samsung Storage, two Seagate subsidiaries, sell wireless external hard disk drives that have similar characteristics to [...]

July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Photography

Buying Guide: Cool gadgets: The best tech you can buy in 2014

Buying Guide: Cool gadgets: The best tech you can buy in 2014

Cool Gadgets 2014: the best tech money can buy It’s our mission at TechRadar to help you find the tech products that are best for you. That’s why we review the specific products we do, while offering a veritable smorgasbord of helpful buying guides and product round-ups to help you find the perfect play things [...]

July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Damien Demolder: Yo ISO, how low can you go?

Damien Demolder: Yo ISO, how low can you go?

It was by a series of great achievements that by the end of the 1800s photographic ‘emulsion’ was sensitive enough to light that portrait photographers no longer had to use head clamps to ensure their subjects stayed still for the duration of the exposure. Progress in the science of light-sensitive materials had discovered compounds and [...]

July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Damien Demolder: Yo ISO, how low can you go?

Damien Demolder: Yo ISO, how low can you go?

It was by a series of great achievements that by the end of the 1800s photographic ‘emulsion’ was sensitive enough to light that portrait photographers no longer had to use head clamps to ensure their subjects stayed still for the duration of the exposure. Progress in the science of light-sensitive materials had discovered compounds and [...]

July 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: AKG Y50 Headphone

Review: AKG Y50 Headphone

Before you even open the box, the bright, taxi cab yellow paint and large "AKG" logo send a strong message to anyone around you: these are loud in more ways than one. You won’t need to check your credit score to buy these either. At $ 135.94 (£79, AU$ 144), you’ll have more scratch to [...]

July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Hands-on review: Slingbox M1

Hands-on review: Slingbox M1

That "TV Everywhere" trend that networks and cable companies are just starting to get behind can’t compare to the all-new Slingbox M1 placeshifting set-top box that goes on sale July 20. It’s the best deal for watching and controlling your cable or satellite box from anywhere in the world, and now the technology is cheaper [...]

July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Hands-on review: Slingbox M1

Hands-on review: Slingbox M1

That "TV Everywhere" trend that networks and cable companies are just starting to get behind can’t compare to the all-new Slingbox M1 placeshifting set-top box that goes on sale July 20. It’s the best deal for watching and controlling your cable or satellite box from anywhere in the world, and now the technology is cheaper [...]

July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More