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

This is what the PS4 and Xbox One should really be afraid of

This is what the PS4 and Xbox One should really be afraid of

It’s that time of year again, where Imagination Technologies announces its plans to make your gaming graphics look even more awesome, and we translate all the numbers and letters to deliver the cold, hard facts. This year is a big one – Imagination is introducing a new family of GPUs called the Series7XT, consisting of [...]

February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Here’s a teaser for Valve’s virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift beater

Here’s a teaser for Valve’s virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift beater

Valve hasn’t been coy about its interest in virtual reality, but until now it’s preferred to lend a hand to others rather than announce any product of its own. With the imminent arrival of the Steam Machines, it seems that position has changed. Not long after Valve confirmed it will be revealing plans for ‘SteamVR’ [...]

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Updated: GDC 2015: what we want to see

Updated: GDC 2015: what we want to see

Update: Valve recently posted more information about virtual reality, Steam Machines and the latest Steam Controller. GDC 2014 was full of surprises and we’re hoping GDC 2015 will be too. It’s still early but the panel schedule is filling up fast and it’ll be March before you know it. To recap, the Game Developer’s Conference [...]

February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Computing

Review: Gigabyte P37X

Review: Gigabyte P37X

Introduction The Gigabyte P37X is a particularly powerful 17-inch gaming laptop with a dual-SSD Raid array, fast quad-core CPU and Nvidia GTX 980M graphics card with 8GB of video memory. With a 1080p screen that delivers superb picture quality, the P37X brings the experience of using a desktop PC to mobile computing. Retailing at about [...]

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Review: XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0

Review: XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0

Introduction and print quality 3D printing has created an inevitable buzz, but few outside of the design and engineering professions seem able to fully grasp the point. The largest consumer sector at present using 3D printers is the hobbyists, and even then it’s more the tech-savvy geek rather than the mainstream modeller, and the reason [...]

February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Review: Bookeen Cybook Muse FrontLight

Review: Bookeen Cybook Muse FrontLight

Introduction and design Anyone who thinks their ereader choice is a straight fight between a Kindle and a few choice products from Kobo should think again. This isn’t the first ereader from French company Bookeen, but it is its best value version to date. The clue to its key feature is in its name; its [...]

February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Photography

Irista update brings new features and cheaper storage

Irista update brings new features and cheaper storage

irista is owned by Canon but available to all photographers. It’s one of a growing number of online photo storage sites but with a special emphasis on photo sharing and organising. Canon announced a series of planned updates last September, including integration with Adobe Lightroom, an improved experience on Android and iOS tablets and the [...]

February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More
HTC One M9 features revealed in trio of leaked promo videos

HTC One M9 features revealed in trio of leaked promo videos

We’re not saying this is the definitive look at HTC’s next flagship smartphone, but new videos and product renders out of China sure seem to be lightly salted with a hint of authenticity. @upleaks today published a trio of videos that appear to be marketing materials for the forthcoming HTC One M9, which the company [...]

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Pentax full-frame bombshell: ‘reference’ camera to go on show at CP+

Pentax full-frame bombshell: ‘reference’ camera to go on show at CP+

Pentax is calling this a ‘reference’ camera and has not yet finalized the specifications or even the product name. It does say, however, that the new camera will have full, 35mm size image sensor and that it will use the company’s K-mount interchangeable lens system. CP+ is a major annual photography show. Originally called the [...]

February 24, 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: mini review: ZVOX SoundBase 670

Review: mini review: ZVOX SoundBase 670

Unlike computers, speakers haven’t changed much over the years. We’ve switched from analog to digital inputs, sure, and I guess we’ve figured out how to simulate 3D sound. But take away the software, and speakers generally look the same as they did 10 years ago. Case in point: the humongous Zvox SoundBase 670 that came [...]

February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Review: mini review: Jabra Move Wireless

Review: mini review: Jabra Move Wireless

The Jabra Move Wireless tries to prove that fitness gurus and couch potatoes have a surprising amount in common. Being the certified couch potato that I am, I too enjoy the same things about this sporty set of on ear Bluetooth headphones that a jogger would: the lightweight feel, impressive performance and low price. At [...]

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Week in Gaming: The Order disappoints, but it’s ok – there’s always Homeworld

Week in Gaming: The Order disappoints, but it’s ok – there’s always Homeworld

I wish people treated Pancake Day like they do Christmas. I wish there was a two-month-long wind up, with pancake-flavoured things, lemon and sugar-scented candles, festive spatulas, the works – all while songs about how brilliant pancakes are play merrily in the background. Alas, it is not to be, for Pancake Day is, and will [...]

February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More