Gadgets

Hands-on review: TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio

Hands-on review: TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio

As impressed as we were with the TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport, it was obvious at the time that there was plenty of room for improvement. A year later and TomTom is refreshing its watches with the new "Cardio" versions, which bring all the familiar features of the first two but with one big added extra [...]

April 5, 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 [...]

March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Hands-on review: MWC 2014: Huawei Talkband B1

Hands-on review: MWC 2014: Huawei Talkband B1

These days it’s like you’re not a proper mobile device company if you’re not involved in wearables, and Huawei’s first foray into the market comes in the form of the Talkband B1. The Talkband B1 isn’t actually due out until the second half of the year (in Western Europe at least), so its design and [...]

March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Gaming

Xbox Gamer: Sex is better than fiction in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Xbox Gamer: Sex is better than fiction in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Lock up your sons and daughters – Bioware is adding more dynamic, complex relationships to Dragon Age: Inquisition, the third entry to the DA franchise, due in October this year. As well as simply showing romantic affection for another character, you’ll be able to have a passionate, hate-filled tryst with a rival, or fool around [...]

April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Video: Hearthstone arrives on the iPad, but it is better on the tablet or PC?

Video: Hearthstone arrives on the iPad, but it is better on the tablet or PC?

The free-to-play digital card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has skyrocketed to success ever since its first release on the PC in March earlier this year. With its interactive maps, various decks and straight-forward gameplay that anyone can quickly grasp, it’s not hard to see why Hearthstone has become so popular. Fans of the game [...]

April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Analysis: The Nintendo Game Boy at 25

Analysis: The Nintendo Game Boy at 25

Today, Nintendo’s revolutionary handheld turns 25 years old. It’s a day to not only celebrate the release with a game of Tetris (do we really need to give you a reason to play Tetris?), but to fondly remember one of Gunpei Yokoi’s greatest inventions. April 21, 1989: a day that gaming changed forever I don’t [...]

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Computing

Review: Acer Aspire Z3 review

Review: Acer Aspire Z3 review

Introduction and design If Windows 8 deserves credit for anything positive, it’s that the operating system spurred an era of touchscreen desktops. With that comes the challenge of producing a touchscreen system with a strong spec sheet and features that remains relatively affordable. Acer enthusiastically takes up this task with the Aspire Z3-605-UR22, an all-in-one [...]

April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Fujitsu Lifebook U904

Review: Fujitsu Lifebook U904

Introduction and design Fujitsu has taken the wrappings off its new flagship business Ultrabook, the Lifebook U904. It continues the Lifebook range’s tradition of combining eye-catching consumer-style design with a raft of business-friendly features, but you might have to take your IT manager out for lunch (and pay for it too) to stand a chance [...]

April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Updated: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review

Review: Updated: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review

Introduction and design Business laptops are boring. There, I said it, and I doubt many would disagree. And judging by the looks of the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the company’s designers would likely nod in agreement. Lenovo has developed a knack for sexing up the business Ultrabook, for better or worse – just look [...]

April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Photography

Lytro’s new camera wants to be taken seriously

Lytro’s new camera wants to be taken seriously

Lytro has announced the Illum, its second camera to use a light field sensor that allows the focus point to be shifted after the image has been captured. The Illum looks more conventional than the original Lytro Light Field Camera and has a fixed lens with a focal length range equivalent to 30-250mm. The lens [...]

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Fourth time’s a charm? Nikon hopes so new with Nikon 1 J4

Fourth time’s a charm? Nikon hopes so new with Nikon 1 J4

Nikon has added a new compact system camera to its Nikon 1 family, just one month after announcing the Nikon V3. The Nikon 1 J4 comes nearly a year after the J3 was launched and features the same improved Hybrid AF system as the V3, which has 171 contrast detect and 105 phase-detect points that [...]

April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Get a grip on the Fuji X series with new accessory range

Get a grip on the Fuji X series with new accessory range

Fuji has introduced a collection of new accessories for two of its key X series cameras, the X-T1 and the X100/S. For the X100S, Fuji is introducing a tele-conversion lens which attaches directly to the camera to multiply the fixed focal length lens by 1.4x, converting it from 23mm to a 33mm lens, which gives [...]

April 17, 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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Week in Gaming: Tomodachi madness, Sony’s Titanfail, and a nuclear Fallout 4 hint

Week in Gaming: Tomodachi madness, Sony’s Titanfail, and a nuclear Fallout 4 hint

How many games have you played in which Karl Kennedy from Neighbours opens a scone stall by the beach? The answer should be "None, but not a day goes by that I don’t fantasise about it". Yet in the bizarre world of Tomodachi Life, this is an everyday occurrence. As is Clare Balding and Bane [...]

April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Amazon heats up Fire TV voice search with trio of new partners

Amazon heats up Fire TV voice search with trio of new partners

Despite many positive early reviews, early adopters of Amazon’s streaming media box have been underwhelmed by many half-baked features including voice search, which will get a little more useful this summer. Amazon just announced three new content partners are working to enable unified voice search on Amazon Fire TV, the e-tailer’s little black box for [...]

April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Oppo PM-1

Review: Oppo PM-1

Oppo PM-1 review There’s really no other way of saying it: these headphones are more than $ 1,000. That’s right, $ 1,099 for a pair of headphones. It’s a truly staggering amount of money, enough to buy you 92 pairs of Apple EarPods; 33 iPod shuffles; Or, the metaphysical concept of shame. But suspend your [...]

April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More