Gadgets

Review: Jawbone UP Move

Review: Jawbone UP Move

The Jawbone UP wearable platform is well regarded as one of the best options on the market for both step counting and sleep tracking – even if the hardware’s longevity has, at times, come under question. But with the Fitbit Charge and the Sony Smartband Talk all charging headlong into premium devices, there was a [...]

February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Hands-on review: CES 2015: Sony SmartEyeglass Attach

Hands-on review: CES 2015: Sony SmartEyeglass Attach

The Sony SmartEyeglass Attach is a new idea from Sony (surprisingly) to bring augmented reality to your run. Well, in theory the piece can attach to any pair of glasses and could be used to improve any activity by placing info near your pupil, but the first iteration is designed for sport, and specifically running [...]

February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Hands-on review: CES 2015: Razer Nabu X smartband

Hands-on review: CES 2015: Razer Nabu X smartband

Razer has really stepped into the wearables game with the Nabu X. Not only is it much more affordable than its predecessor, the Razer Nabu, it’s essentially the exact same smartband, specs-wise. The X will deliver the same notifications from smartphones, track sleep, steps, calories, distance and has social band-to-band capabilities. It will also continue [...]

February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Gaming

Week in Gaming: Battlefront and Baby Park fight for our attention – and our favourite GTA 5 movies so far

Week in Gaming: Battlefront and Baby Park fight for our attention – and our favourite GTA 5 movies so far

Hello, and Baby Park. I hope you all had a good Baby Park, and didn’t stay up too Baby Park! It’s time for this week’s rundown of Baby Park news, featuring all the biggest Baby Parks, the best Baby Parks and the rumours of upcoming Baby Parks. First on the list, as you can probably [...]

April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Updated: Star Wars Battlefront release date accidentally revealed on teaser site

Updated: Star Wars Battlefront release date accidentally revealed on teaser site

Update: DICE Producer Jesper Nielsen has confirmed that this leak is legit, and the new Star Wars Battlefront is launching on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on November 17. "If stuff like this happens, we only have ourselves to blame," he wrote on Reddit, where he goes by DICE_TheBikingViking. "However, you would have learned this [...]

April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Friends will become enemies on April 23: Baby Park is coming back to Mario Kart

Friends will become enemies on April 23: Baby Park is coming back to Mario Kart

Forget everything else that’s happening in the world of tech and gaming, cancel all your future plans, and focus on the only thing that matters right now: Baby Park is coming to Mario Kart 8. The simple oval quickly became a fan favourite back in the Double Dash days, and will now come part of [...]

April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Computing

Review: Dell Chromebook 11 (2015)

Review: Dell Chromebook 11 (2015)

Introduction and design Specifically built to withstand the abuses inherent to an education environment, this year’s Dell Chromebook 11 features a solid build housed in a boring design. The Chromebook 11 ($ 249, £170, AU$ 320) looks more like a business laptop with its understated looks, but Dell claims its purpose-built design means that this [...]

April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Review: SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0

Review: SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0

Introduction and specs As a Droid User with a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, I find that transferring files is always a nuisance. Partially because I primarily work on a Mac, but also because I find the software that is used to pair my Droid to my computer is just awful. The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB [...]

April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Review: TP-Link Archer D9

Review: TP-Link Archer D9

Introduction and performance The CEOs of other networking brands may well be losing sleep over TP-Link. In just a few years, this Chinese firm has come from nowhere to carve itself a slice of the market, not just by undercutting its rivals, but also by making consistently high quality products with good design value. Most [...]

April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Photography

DxO Optics Pro 10.4 adds Nikon D7200 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 II support

DxO Optics Pro 10.4 adds Nikon D7200 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 II support

Best photo editing software DxO Optics Pro 10 review DxO is an optics an image processing specialist and carries out laboratory tests on almost all new cameras and lenses. The results are fed back into its flagship image-editing tool DxO Optics Pro, which produces extremely high-quality raw conversions and at the same time corrects a [...]

April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
You can film forever on this self-powered camera

You can film forever on this self-powered camera

A prototype camera that powers itself from the light coming in through the lens has been built by researchers at Columbia University. Normal cameras work using photodiodes – semiconductors that convert light into current. Photovoltaic cells used in solar panels work in a very similar way, but instead of using the current as information to [...]

April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Google Snapseed 2.0 is here, but you could easily have missed it

Google Snapseed 2.0 is here, but you could easily have missed it

Camera reviews Best photo-editing software 50 best iPad apps 50 best Android apps 2015 Snapseed was launched by Nik Software as a low-cost desktop photo effects/editing tool, but when Nik was bought out by Google, the search giant ditched the desktop version (NOOO!), moved its tools online for editing images via Google+ but – crucially [...]

April 16, 2015 | 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: Sony MDR-ZX770BT

Review: Sony MDR-ZX770BT

It’s a difficult task to stand out in the headphone market these days. Having a killer feature helps, be it awesome sound performance or wireless capabilities. But value remains the most important item on many listeners’ checklists. The more packed into the offering, the better. Sony enters 2015 guns a-blazing with a new set of [...]

April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Review: Ultimate Ears Boom

Review: Ultimate Ears Boom

Looking at most Bluetooth speakers, how they work, where the buttons are and how you charge it up are all pretty obvious from the get go. This isn’t the case with the Ultimate Ears Boom. This might seem like a weakness, but being elusive is only this speaker’s first act. Coming in at $ 199 [...]

April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Review: Roku 2

Review: Roku 2

Intro, design and content The Roku 2 has always been – and always will be – the middle child of the Roku family. At $ 69 (£59, about AU$ 90), it’s pricier than the Roku or Roku Streaming Stick, but comes in well under the cost of a $ 99 (£79, about AU$ 129) Roku [...]

April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More