Gadgets

Hands-on review: Dell Cast

Hands-on review: Dell Cast

When it comes to enterprise mobility, the message coming out of Dell’s recent Solutions Summit in Brussels was loud and clear: business users still aren’t making the most of their tablets. Dell reckons this is partly down to the still widespread perception that tablets are companion devices to laptops and are meant for lightweight, rather [...]

September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Hands-on review: Misfit Flash

Hands-on review: Misfit Flash

It’s pretty simple, really: people want wearable tech to be something they want to be seen wearing. And yet if you look a lot of what’s on offer in this burgeoning category right now, you’d think a lot of people skipped that class. Misfit was one of the companies that ‘got it’ with the Shine. [...]

September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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

Gaming

Foxtel Play hits Xbox One

Foxtel Play hits Xbox One

Xbox One owners may have felt unloved by the Foxtel family, but that is set to change with the announcement that the Foxtel Play app will be launching on Microsoft’s next-gen console. The launch will enable Xbox One owners to stream Foxtel’s live and Anytime channels without a lock-in contract or installation costs. Prices for [...]

October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More
It’s time to bid good riddance to PlayStation Home

It’s time to bid good riddance to PlayStation Home

What did PlayStation Home ever do to you? Nothing, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be sorry to see it go. The PlayStation 3 social hub that let users spend real money on pointless crap for no reason will finally shut down on March 31, 2015, according to PlayStation Senior Community manager Paul Sullivan. Sullivan posted [...]

September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The Oculus platform’s games and apps will be rated on more than just quality

The Oculus platform’s games and apps will be rated on more than just quality

There are plenty of developers making games for Oculus Rift, and not all of them are guaranteed to be hits. It’s inevitable there will be some duds in virtual reality, but Oculus isn’t worried about that as much as the ways that games will be rated, Oculus Vice President of Mobile Max Cohen told TechRadar [...]

September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Computing

Hands-on review: Windows 10

Hands-on review: Windows 10

Yes, the Start menu is back. Yes, there are virtual desktops. No, the Charms bar hasn’t gone away. And no, we don’t know when Windows 10 will ship or what it will cost. But we’ve seen the technical preview of Windows 10 and the word to bear in mind for this release is productivity. Microsoft’s [...]

October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Fujifilm HQ-Pro SSD

Review: Fujifilm HQ-Pro SSD

Introduction and design The Fujifilm HQ-Pro is a standard 2.5-inch SSD, built with a controller and 19nm 2-bit MLC Flash memory from Toshiba. Yes, you read that correctly. The HQ-Pro is a solid-state drive from Fujifilm, a brand associated by just about everyone with cameras rather than storage. Not that this is a particularly surprising [...]

September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Adobe Photoshop Elements 13

Review: Adobe Photoshop Elements 13

Photoshop Elements is the basic alternative to Photoshop Creative Cloud (or CS) – but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a lot of power. It’s now in its thirteenth iteration, and new features include an easier way to merge photos together, a new crop suggestion tool, extra effects and a way to create a [...]

September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Photography

GoPro goes faster and further with its new Hero4 Black and Silver

GoPro goes faster and further with its new Hero4 Black and Silver

GoPro has overhauled its legendary action camera range with three new models, the flagship Hero4 Black, Hero4 Silver and the entry model Hero. The Black and Silver also come in three variants, the Standard, Surf and Music with the base model Hero only available in one version. Hero4 Black Price: £369/US$ 499/AU$ 639 The Hero3+ [...]

October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More
New lenses at Photokina 2014

New lenses at Photokina 2014

Lenses: A-F We’ve already reported on the new cameras at Photokina 2014, but they weren’t the only story. No fewer than 20 new lenses were announced in Cologne, so here’s a guide to these new optics, their uses and the cameras they work with. Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Mount: Canon Price: £179/US$ 149/AU$ [...]

September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More
HTC’s GoPro-like ‘RECamera’ looks like it belongs on a submarine

HTC’s GoPro-like ‘RECamera’ looks like it belongs on a submarine

HTC teased its upcoming GoPro-rivaling camera in a video on September 24, although the teaser (maybe) didn’t provide any glimpses at the device itself. Luckily a snooping Reddit user discovered two possible photos of the "RECamera" slinking around on the device’s official site around the same time the video was released. The photos have since [...]

September 28, 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: 8 things you need to know about Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Week in Gaming: 8 things you need to know about Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

No matter how tough things may get for Nintendo, it will always have the go-to franchises that guarantee the big bucks. Mario Kart, Zelda, Pokemon, and Super Smash Bros are arguably the biggest of those, which means that with Mario Kart 8 now out, the latest iteration of Nintendo’s brawler could be the game that [...]

September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Damien Demolder: Making a digital camera with no rear screen is a pretty dumb idea. Isn’t it?

Damien Demolder: Making a digital camera with no rear screen is a pretty dumb idea. Isn’t it?

Most devices have some element or other about them that is critical for the way they work or indeed for making them work at all. An engine in a car is an obvious example, as is perhaps a flame for a barbeque, ink for a printer and a door on a refrigerator. If we were [...]

September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Buying Guide: Best gaming laptops: top 5 gaming notebooks reviewed

Buying Guide: Best gaming laptops: top 5 gaming notebooks reviewed

You don’t even need to tell us what happened when you told your friends that you want to buy a gaming laptop. Their inner elitist got the best of them, and bashed you for not just outright building a gaming PC. But we get you. Building a gaming PC takes knowledge and dexterity that you [...]

September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More