Gadgets

Hands-on review: Dreamforce 2014: Puls

Hands-on review: Dreamforce 2014: Puls

Officially announced during Dreamforce 2014, the Puls marks yet another step into the tech sphere by musician and tech fan, Will.i.am. Engineered by his i.am+ company, the "smartcuff" took almost three years to complete and has clearly been a labor of love for the Black Eyed Peas band member. Like the Apple Watch, Moto 360 [...]

October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Mini Review: JBL Charge 2

Review: Mini Review: JBL Charge 2

Compact, portable Bluetooth speakers are, frankly, a dime a dozen, thanks to the popularity of big-name options like Jawbone’s Jambox and the Beats Pill. But that didn’t stop JBL from producing the Charge 2. That makes me a happy man, as this easily of the best ever I’ve encountered. It’s a little bulkier than its [...]

October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: British Gas Hive

Review: British Gas Hive

Introduction As the summer comes to an end, I’m mentally preparing myself for the onset of the cold weather, and the need for heating. With that in mind, I accepted the offer by British Gas to have its Hive smart thermostat installed. It is only logical to assume that this unusually long and pleasant summer [...]

October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Gaming

The next version of Kinect for Windows’ development kit has arrived

The next version of Kinect for Windows’ development kit has arrived

The next version of the Kinect SDK for Windows has arrived, and with it the ability for developers to launch Kinect apps commercially in the Windows Store. The Windows Kinect SDK 2.0 for Kinect v2 has over 200 improvements and updates to Visual Gesture Builder, Kinect Studio, Kinect Fusion, and more, Microsoft says. In addition [...]

October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Updated: Nexus Player: Everything you need to know about Google’s Android TV box

Updated: Nexus Player: Everything you need to know about Google’s Android TV box

Nexus Player Announced at the end of yesterday’s big Nexus 6 launch, the Nexus Player is Google’s new living room media box – it’s answer to the Apple TV and other set-tops like the Roku 3. The tech giants have long been battling for control of our living rooms, and it’s surprising to some extent [...]

October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Virtual reality is giving Elon Musk an existential crisis

Virtual reality is giving Elon Musk an existential crisis

It doesn’t sound like Musk has had a go on the Oculus Rift just yet, but virtual reality has certainly got him thinking about some deeper philosophical dilemmas. Principally, if he’s even real. Answering a question on the impact of VR on transport of the future at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit, Musk’s response was [...]

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Computing

Review: Updated: Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Review: Updated: Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Introduction and key features Update October 20, 2014: If you’re considering either the 8.4 or 10.5 Samsung Galaxy Tab S, it’s worth noting that the Nexus 9 is now available for preorder. If you can wait about two weeks, it will ship and become available for general purchase on November 3. The benefit of having [...]

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Toshiba 4TB Canvio USB 3.0 external hard drive

Review: Toshiba 4TB Canvio USB 3.0 external hard drive

The average price of a 2TB external hard disk drive is dropping rapidly with some models costing under £70 (like the Toshiba 2TB Canvio USB 3.0 external hard drive). It’s only a matter of time before (a) someone actually comes up with an affordable model that combines two 9.5-mm 2.5-inch drives in one single enclosure [...]

October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Mini review: R.A.T. Tournament Edition

Review: Mini review: R.A.T. Tournament Edition

Whoever came up with the phrase "looks can be deceiving" probably didn’t know about Mad Catz’s R.A.T. line of mice. If they did, though, that probably would’ve given their newly uttered idiom a run for its money. Despite its garish appearance, the wired, $ 79 (about £49, AU$ 90) Mad Catz R.A.T. Tournament Edition – [...]

October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Photography

Meet the Panono: a camera to make you throw up

Meet the Panono: a camera to make you throw up

Most people’s idea of panoramic photography involves a tripod, a spirit level, a fiendishly complex panoramic tripod head and copious amounts of time. The Panono’s approach could hardly be more different. It’s the size and shape of a grapefruit, it weighs just 440g and the cameras trigger automatically when it’s thrown in the air. All [...]

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Best mid-range mirrorless compact system camera

Best mid-range mirrorless compact system camera

You can rely on Techradar to bring you all the latest camera reviews and news, but we’ll also help you choose the right camera with our specially-themed buying guides, and the mirrorless compact system camera market is especially confusing right now. Many mirrorless compact system cameras are sold as up-market upgrades for people who want [...]

October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Best advanced mirrorless compact system camera

Best advanced mirrorless compact system camera

Mirrorless compact system cameras are gaining ground on traditional digital SLRs. The top models now have autofocus systems that can match or even beat the speeds of those in digital SLRs, and many have EVFs (electronic viewfinders) with very high resolution and high refresh rates – they can almost match the visual quality of an [...]

October 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

Other Recent Posts

Week in Gaming: Project Cars delayed, hope for Pokémon Snap 2, and the bread simulator you never knew you wanted

Week in Gaming: Project Cars delayed, hope for Pokémon Snap 2, and the bread simulator you never knew you wanted

Another week, another delay. The latest casualty is Project Cars, which has been moved from its late November release date to March 2015 to avoid competition and undergo a few more tweaks. A statement from Slightly Mad Studios head Ian Bell explained that the team wanted the opportunity "to polish the game even further to [...]

October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: Mini Review: Optoma GT1080

Review: Mini Review: Optoma GT1080

If potential TV buyers ever found out how great projectors are, panel manufacturers would be in a heap of trouble. Nine times out of 10, projectors are easy to setup, come with a built-in, decent-sounding speaker and produce a picture that’s just as sharp as their LED counterparts at twice the size. There’s a tenth [...]

October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The new PS4 update is kind of a big deal

The new PS4 update is kind of a big deal

Sony has divulged further details about the PS4‘s biggest update yet, scheduled to launch this fall and bring the system’s software up to version 2.0. Previous updates added social features and 3D Blu-ray playback (it didn’t launch with that? What?), but the next PS4 update, code named "Masamune," changes the game in bigger ways. Chief [...]

October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More