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

Innovators: Great tech innovators: Gabe Newell

Innovators: Great tech innovators: Gabe Newell

Age: 52 Company: Valve Best known for: PC gaming, Half Life, Steam, Steam Machine Quote: "I’m not sure we’re all going to put down our game controllers and pick up touch screens – which is a reasonable view, I’m just not sure I buy into it." In terms of gaming on the PC, Gabe Newell [...]

May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Innovators: Great tech innovators: Gabe Newell

Innovators: Great tech innovators: Gabe Newell

Age: 52 Company: Valve Best known for: PC gaming, Half Life, Steam, Steam Machine Quote: "I’m not sure we’re all going to put down our game controllers and pick up touch screens – which is a reasonable view, I’m just not sure I buy into it." In terms of gaming on the PC, Gabe Newell [...]

May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Week in Gaming: The unlikely but possible return of Shenmue – and why you should never cheat a zombie

Week in Gaming: The unlikely but possible return of Shenmue – and why you should never cheat a zombie

The best thing about E3 is watching it from the comfort of your own sofa, in your pants, surrounded by the cheesy dust of whichever crisp brand is your favourite, with the option to shut off the TV and go to sleep whenever you choose. The worst thing about it is the no man’s land [...]

May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Computing

Review: Updated: HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 review

Review: Updated: HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 review

Introduction The long-time baby of HP’s ProLiant server family has finally been given a Gen8 makeover, with a smart new look and all-new internals to bring it up to current standards. Intel rather than AMD silicon becomes the order of the day here, with a choice of processor accompanied by up to 16GB of ECC-protected [...]

May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Review: Updated: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

Review: Updated: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

Introduction The Yoga 2 Pro was arguably the finest convertible Ultrabook money could buy when it launched in late 2013 – and it continues to impress today. It was sleek, packed a best-in-class QHD+ display and could transform into a multitude of positions depending on how you wanted to use it. Update 21/5/2015: Lenovo has [...]

May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Review: Dell Latitude 12 5000 (E5250)

Review: Dell Latitude 12 5000 (E5250)

Introduction and design Dell’s latest portable is a business machine designed for productivity and mobile power – it’s got one of Intel’s latest Broadwell processors inside a chassis that’s light and slim enough to sling into a bag. That’s not the end to this machine’s versatility, either. Numerous specifications are available, the internals can be [...]

May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Photography

Finally, a camera that lets your dog take pictures

Finally, a camera that lets your dog take pictures

In what might be the most significant development in the world of photography for some time, Nikon’s latest camera is made for your furry, four-legged friend. When you strap the camera to your dog’s chest, it monitors its heart rate and snaps a picture whenever it spikes. What this means is that you’ll end up [...]

May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More
This drone follows you around like a faithful flying puppy

This drone follows you around like a faithful flying puppy

Meet Lily. Lily loves you. She’s always following you around, obeying your commands and documenting your every move. Lily is a camera drone; it follows a GPS tracker which you keep on you and use to command the 1080p-capable video camera. You just chuck it in the air and it flies itself up to 25mph [...]

May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
OPINION: Smartphones haven’t killed the camera, they’ve only made it better

OPINION: Smartphones haven’t killed the camera, they’ve only made it better

Years ago, many prophesied that smartphone cameras would lead to the end of dedicated cameras, and yet we’re amidst one of the most exciting time for digital cameras. We’re in an age of better and smaller sensors, while 4K video has been implemented into the tiniest of compacts, like the Panasonic Lumix LX100. For me, [...]

May 14, 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

Other Recent Posts

Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector

Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector

Introduction and design With the launch of the Sony VPL-HW55ES, Sony has given way to a new generation of premium projector. Ideal for the home theater enthusiast or business user who wants impeccable presentation projections and 3D functionality, the VPL-HW55ES has it all in one package. Although it isn’t cheap ($ 3,999.99, £2591.60, AU$ 5079.87), [...]

May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Review: Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear

Review: Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear

In-ear headphones are capable of awesome sound, but you might not be aware of that if you’re used to hearing music through the cheap sets included with your smartphone. Even a slight step-up in headphone quality can nab you a set that can achieve ideal sound isolation from the outside world. Creating a tight seal [...]

May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Mid extra-life crisis: Pac-Man goes to space for his birthday

Mid extra-life crisis: Pac-Man goes to space for his birthday

Happy birthday Pac-Man, you large, yellow, ghost-chomping hero. Originally released on 22 May 1980, the game is 35 today, and publisher Bandai Namco is making sure we all know about it. For starters there’s a new update to the iOS app that brings with it multi-player functionality, a variety of new mazes and some in-game [...]

May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More