Limited storage on iPads and iPhones has always made purchasing a device with enough capacity a difficult decision. Apple charges a lot of money to jump up to their larger … [Read More...]
The iPad is great for consuming content. Browsing the web, watching YouTube videos, reading magazines and books. But if you have a more recent iPad that supports the Apple Pencil, it … [Read More...]
In this review, I’m taking a look at a portable Bluetooth speaker from BenQ, a name better known for monitors and projectors. Bluetooth speakers are a two a penny but this one is … [Read More...]
Apple just announced two new iPads: a new iPad Mini starting at £399 or $399 and a new iPad Air starting at £479 or $499.
The new iPad Mini updates the iPad Mini 4 model that is 3 … [Read More...]
Stryd is a wearable running gadget that clips onto the shoe laces of one of your running shoes and measures your running power, as well as a number of other metrics. The data is all … [Read More...]
The BenQ EW3270U monitor has a huge 32" wide gamut, 4K screen. It has HDR support for gaming and streaming with High Dynamic Range, and has some interesting features for reducing eye … [Read More...]
Anker are a popular brand that appear to be sold exclusively through Amazon. They are particularly well known for their power banks, chargers and cables. But they also sell some very … [Read More...]
There are two versions of this new ultrawide monitor from LG, the 29WK500 and the 29WK600 that I'm reviewing here. They are both 29" IPS displays with a resolution of 2560 by 1080 … [Read More...]
The Amazfit Bip smart watch has a built in optical heart rate monitor and GPS receiver, a gorilla glass touch display and up to 45 days of battery life and it costs from only £45 or $65, depending on where you buy … [Read More...]
Google recently announced that even users without their premium Pixel phones could try Google Lens, that lets you learn more about real life objects. It's able to recognise landmarks, … [Read More...]
I've had the latest iPhone from Apple for almost 3 months now, so plenty of time to determine whether its worth its £1000 or $1000 price tag, to me at least.
The iPhone X has a … [Read More...]
Drones from big names like DJI start from around £450, or $450 for the Spark. This is a lot of money for something you may not end up using very much. At the other end of the market … [Read More...]
The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X all support fast charging both via a cable and wirelessly, which theoretically makes it possible to bring your empty phone up to 50% charge in as little as … [Read More...]
iPhone (and iPad) storage is expensive. For example, Apple charge £150 to jump from a 64GB iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X, to the next model up with 256GB of storage. Uploading your files to the Cloud, not only keeps them … [Read More...]
The Anker Astro E1 has a 6700mAh capacity, which is enough for at least one complete charge of any of the latest smartphones. It won't be enough to completely charge a tablet, but could … [Read More...]
The GoPro Hero 5 Black action camera sits in the middle of GoPro's line up of its popular cameras and has a retail price of around £400 or $400.
It's waterproof to 10m without any … [Read More...]
The Echo Dot is Amazon's cheapest smart device featuring the Alexa voice assistant. But what exactly is it?
Basically it's a Bluetooth speaker which can respond to voice commands. You … [Read More...]
Sonos has finally enabled voice control across its entire range of wireless speakers using Amazon Alexa. They announced their intention to do this over a year ago, and I wrote an article a couple of months ago with … [Read More...]
If there's one app on my iPhone I can't live without, it's Gboard from Google. Gboard provides a new keyboard for your iPhone or iPad that enables typing via gliding your finger … [Read More...]
Apple's latest iOS 11 operating system for iPhones and iPads arrived this week, in time for its new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. But you can also install the update on on your old … [Read More...]
The Canon TS8050 (TS8020 in the US) is one of a relatively new line of Canon all-in-one (print, scan and copy) printers, with a more compact design. The range consists of the TS5050, … [Read More...]
Apple released its next generation of iPhones last night, skipping a 7s model, announcing an iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and introducing a new flagship iPhone X model to mark 10 years since the launch of the original … [Read More...]
Up until a few days ago, transferring a route created in Strava to your Garmin Edge cycle computer was a painful task. This was disappointing since Strava is very good for creating interesting routes, exploiting its … [Read More...]
**UPDATE 10/10/17: There is now a native Sonos Alexa skill - take a look at my more recent article.**
Sonos announced some time ago a partnership with Amazon to enable Alexa support. This would allow voice … [Read More...]
The Acer Aspire E14 E5-475 laptop is part of Acer's E Series of laptops. Acer describes this range as everyday laptops, and this specific model comes with a 14" HD screen, 8GB RAM, 128GB of fast SSD storage and … [Read More...]
I'm going to describe from start to finish how to create this interactive 360° spherical image (click and drag around the image - use the scroll wheel to zoom):
360° panoramic photography is a unique way of … [Read More...]
(Please take a look at my accompanying video review above)
The Asus VivoBook Pro N552VX is a 15.6” high end general purpose laptop with a tempting spec. There are a few variants, … [Read More...]
I've owned all sorts of digital cameras over the years, my first decent one being the Olympus C2020z back in 1999. I looked through my Lightroom catalogue out of idle curiosity and counted that since then I've owned … [Read More...]
(Please see my video above for a detailed walk through of this repair)
Cleaning out the attic I stumbled across my old Nintendo Game Boy with its 4MHz processor and 8kB of RAM - … [Read More...]
(Please see my video above for a short overview).
First impressions of the Dell Inspiron 24 7000 are good. The design is fairly understated but stylish. Unlike most All-in-Ones, … [Read More...]
Walking into WHSmiths to buy a magazine is so yesterday. Following in the footsteps of services like Spotify for music and Netflix for video, you can now pay a monthly fee to read as many magazines as you … [Read More...]
The headline features relating to the Messages and Maps app didn't hold my interest for very long, but there are a few genuinely useful new features in iOS 10. Here are my top 5:
No more swipe to unlock
Since the … [Read More...]
I've added a short video below so you can see the tablet in action. But please read on for further details and conclusions.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab sits in between … [Read More...]
Please take a look at my detailed video walk through above.
A Chromebook is a basic laptop that runs the Google Chrome operating system (Chrome OS) - effectively … [Read More...]
Please take a look at my detailed video review above.
The Ricoh Theta S camera can capture complete 360° images and videos via its two fish eye lenses on the front and back of … [Read More...]
Power banks or portable chargers can charge up your smartphone or tablet when you're on the move. In fact, they'll charge any device that you usually plug into a USB wall charger, … [Read More...]
It's always interesting to make my yearly visit to the Gadget Show, a large tech show by British standards, held at the NEC in Birmingham. There weren't many big names there this year: no Microsoft, Sony, Canon or … [Read More...]
Fenix make some very bright torches, and their latest rechargeable RC40 2016, is their most powerful one to date.
It can deliver up to 6000 lumens … [Read More...]
At the end of last year, I wrote an article on how you could turn your desktop computer into a gaming machine that will rival the very latest offering from Sony or Microsoft.
So … [Read More...]
Adobe has released a lot of apps for smartphones and tablets recently, and they're mostly free. Adobe's intention is you purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, so you can continue your creations in their … [Read More...]