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Hardware

It can be challenging keeping up to date with hardware and PC specs, as they change daily as new components become available. Not only will we share what’s new on the market, but we’ll keep you abreast of how to improve performance and resources.

Samsung Series 7 Gamer 3D Laptop Review

I've reviewed a fair few laptops in the last year and seen countless PCs in my life but excitement always mounts when something new comes along, and that something was the arrival […]

Why I'm Buying a Watch

Back in my youth I sat at home with a ZX Spectrum dreaming of the day I might one day be able to carry a computer around with me.  A few short […]

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Asus PadFone Merges Smartphone With A Tablet

When you look at what's hot and what's not in today's mobile computing market, you'd probably come to the conclusion that smartphones and tablets are on the hot side of things. Tablets […]

Microsoft Reduces Touchscreen Lag To 1ms

One of the issues with most touch-enabled devices on the market today is that they have a visible input lag when you work with them. According to research Microsoft conducted, the lag's […]

The Full HD PC vs iPad Rant

Argh!  Apple yesterday unveiled the new iPad, and it's lovely with lots of fantastic new hardware including a full 'retina display'.  This will give the new iPad a display resolution of a […]

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Ten Predictions In Tech for 2012

Predictions can be fun, especially in the field of technology where advances seem to move at light speed. We’d all like to know what will be coming around the corner, and while […]

Samsung SUR40 Microsoft Surface Table - Hands On

I've today had a chance to have a play with the new Samsung SUR40 table running the latest version of Microsoft's Surface operating system.  The table, which starts at $8,400 is now […]

Is Tablet-Creep in Operating Systems a Bad Thing and Must we Accept it?

Like it or not, it would appear that the tablet-ification of our desktop operating systems is inevitable.  Setting aside the new Metro interface that will take the main focus of Windows 8, […]

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Netgear DGND3700 N600 ADSL2+ / Fibre / Cable Router Review

Recently Netgear sent me their new DGND3700 router for review, which was very lucky as mine was playing up at the time.  Now on the face of it you might not think […]

Blackberry Playbook Tablet Review

Last year I picked up an HP Touchpad in the fire sale that resulted in the model, and all of HP's tablet plans, being discontinued.  Now RIM appear to be doing similiar with […]

Which is the Best Tablet Form-Factor - Review

In the last year I've reviewed and owned a fair number of tablets covering just about every aspect of the market.  These have included the monster 12 inch ASUS EP121 complete with […]

How RIM Spoiled my first day with a Playbook

I received a new Blackberry Playbook 16Gb tablet today, actually it's not completely new as it's two weeks old and was owned by a family member who bought it because prices had […]

Kinect For Windows Coming In February, Preorders Available

Microsoft yesterday at their keynote revealed that the company sold more than 18 million Kinect units for the Xbox 360 gaming console. Kinect, for those unfamiliar with, is a motion sensing input […]

Is the Blackberry Playbook Fire Sale Beginning?

Of the biggest tech stories in 2011 it was difficult to beat the news of the HP TouchPad fire sale where silly prices resulted in queues outside stores and websites crashing around […]

Buying a New PC? Don't Get Ripped off by Unscrupulous Salesmen!

I get a fair amount of email in my inbox at [email protected] from readers asking questions about how to do or fix A, B or C on their PCs.  One email I […]

How will we control the computers of tomorrow?

Well that's it!  Everybody, well some of the experts anyway seem to agree that the ageing keyboard and mouse just isn't going to cut it any more.  It's just not a good enough way […]

Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone Review

In the first year since Microsoft's Windows Phone smartphones first launched I've tested and reviewed a fair few handsets and I've been able to get a good insight into how the operating […]

EXO PC Unveil the Future of Touch

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get the world exclusive on my personal website for EXO PC's forthcoming EXOdesk.  This is a 40-inch, 10 point multi-touch Viewsonic screen […]

Firmware... If it Isn't Broken, Should You Fix it?

It's an issue that polarises opinion and that splits people, those who even know about it anyway, straight down the middle.  Should you update the OS or firmware on your device or […]

Intel Announce Knight's Corner, 22nm, 50 Cores

Fancy a processor with 1 teraflop of processing power in your PC?  Intel have today unveiled their new Knight's Corner chip that uses a 22nm build process to pack a huge 50 […]

When will the Have-Not's Get PCs and Internet at Home?

It's been announced that US government is about to expand its scheme to get broadband and PCs into low-income households across America.  It's a similar scheme to others that have been run […]

How Long Will Your SmartPhone Loyalty Last and Where Might You Jump?

Now that Nokia have launched their new Windows Phones, and cemented their future with Microsoft (at least for the foreseeable future) we're down to just four major players left in the smartphone space.  […]

HP May Shut Down WebOS After All. What Does it Mean?

2011 has not been a good year for HP's WebOS tablet operating system.  The year began with the company praising the product they had acquired when they bought Palm but there then […]

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G Laptop Review

Of all the laptops available at the moment, the two categories that interest me most are ultraportables and full desktop replacements.  Ultraportables can be incredibly useful for life on the move due […]

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USB Big Mouse

When it comes to using a computer mouse, I like mine as plain and simple as possible. I only need three mouse buttons (left, right and middle) and a scroll wheel and […]

Curry's cut PlayBook Price by £150 in UK, but why?

British electronics retailer has today slashed the price of the RIM Playbook from £399.99 down to just £249.99, a decrease of £150.  It's the most significant price drop for a tablet since […]

Dell drops to Third-Place Worldwide PC Maker

Figures released for the last quarter by IDC and Gartner show that, despite rumblings at HP that included rumours about dropping their entire PC division, the truly unprecedented Touchpad fire sale and […]

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Apacer AC430 External Hard Drive

A few years back, buying an external hard drive meant buying an overpriced, loud, clunky housing, and then having to spring for a hard drive separately. It was, essentially, a pain. Even […]

MSI N550GTX-Ti Graphics Card Review

A video card is not just a video card, as any enthusiast will tell you. There is a hell of a lot that goes into the design and manufacture of these devices, […]

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Parrot AR Drone

Remember when you were a kid and there was something that was just so cool that you absolutely had to have it? Even going so far as risking the ire of your […]

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Samsung Smart TV D5500 40” LED TV

When it comes to TVs, we are really getting spoiled these days. Never before have we had access to the kind of vibrant picture quality that we can find on the market […]

Is the Amazon Kindle Tablet Coming September 28?

Amazon have today issued invitations to a "special press conference" on September 28 and the tech community is expecting the online retailer to formally announce the Kindle Tablet. The tablet, which has […]

Dell Precision M6600 Workstation Laptop Review

Laptops come in all shapes and sizes these days from tiny netbooks to sexy ultraportables and everyday value machines.  Then however there are the workstations.  These laptops are designed with the needs of […]

HP TouchPad Review

The HP TouchPad is dead, long live the HP TouchPad!  It feels very odd reviewing a product that you can't buy any more.  When you factor in though that this new tablet […]

The HP TouchPad Fire Sale... Was it Worth it?

Last week when HP announced both that it was going to sell off its PC division, but also that it was dropping its WebOS devices, the tech community went into shock.  This […]

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The Benefits of Raid 5

If you’ve every suffered a hard drive failure, you’ll know how it feels to lose data. Even if you have a backup, it can be a pain having to copy everything back […]

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Extend your Wireless Network with a Repeater

If you have a wireless network at home, and your house has many rooms, or if you want to surf the internet while sitting outside on your patio, you may need to […]

HP kills WebOS, PC Business up for Sale!

This can hardly be believed but it's actually true and not some cruel joke.  Having only just released the first WebOS tablet after having purchased Palm last year, and having spent the […]

Is the era of the PC over?

PCs are going the way of typewriters according to an engineer who worked on the original IBM PC.  In a blog post to mark the 30th anniversary of the IBM PC 5150, […]

Lenovo U1 Convertible Tablet finally goes to the FCC

This was the convertible tablet that started it all back in January 2010.  The Lenovo U1 hybrid tablet / laptop concept was shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas […]


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