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Aorus X7 v6
Aorus, while not quite a well-known as Alienware or MSI, has been making excellent gaming laptops since 2014. They’re a subsidiary of fellow Taiwanese hardware giant Gigabyte. The company prides itself...
Sony Xperia L1 launched with less power but a big screen: everything you need to know
Update: We've had confirmation from Sony that the Xperia L1 price is £169.99 (around $210, AU$270).Sony’s only just launched the powerful Sony Xperia XZ Premium, but it's not done with the releases: out...
TV buying guide: Everything you need to know before buying a new television
For things you mostly just want to sit back and watch, televisions have become hellishly complicated to buy. Within minutes of dipping your toes into TV buying waters these days you’ll find your head...
Netflix original series and movies may be getting mobile-friendly cuts
Speaking at a media briefing in San Francisco today, Netflix chief product officer Neil Hunt told attending journalists that the streaming service is considering creating mobile-specific versions of its...
Sony Bravia XBR-55X900E
Getting 4K HDR right is no easy task. TV manufacturers have tried a variety of technologies and techniques to solve the challenge of high peak brightness, often making image quality worse rather than...
TomTom Via 52
The TomTom Via 52 is an interesting proposition from TomTom. It’s a sat nav that offers many of the same features as its more expensive rivals, but at a price that’s not going to break the bank.It manages...
Machine learning reveals lack of female screen time in top films
Machine learning can help show how long women are on screen20th Century FoxBy Matt ReynoldsMachine learning is taking on Hollywood’s gender bias. Technology that automatically detects how often men and...
How does Nintendo Switch actually stack up at a party?
reader comments 12 Share this story "So, are you planning to take that Nintendo Switch to any rooftop parties?" Pretty much every time I talk about Nintendo's new game system, I hear some version of this...
The best free screen recorder 2017
The best free screen recorders1. Open Broadcaster Software2. Flashback Express3. Ezvid4. TinyTake5. Xsplit BroadcasterRead on for our detailed analysis of each programFancy showing other people how to...
Samsung to Nokia: The hottest gadgets unveiled this week
LG's last phone, the G5, didn't work out too well. So the company took the lid off the G6, its latest flagship smartphone which it hopes can help it challenge the top players. It has a 5.7 inch screen,...
Rebooted Nokia 3310 steals the show at exhibition of mobile tech
The handset that won’t dieGetty ImagesA VENERABLE mobile phone saw its reputation for survival further enhanced this week. Nokia’s reboot of its 3310 model, first released way back in 2000, was the star...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: everything you need to know
Android tablets have felt like a dying breed lately, but Samsung isn't ready to give up the fight, as it's just announced the high-end Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.This follow-up to the acclaimed Samsung Galaxy...
LG G6 Hands On: A beautiful design with a disappointing processor
reader comments 4 Share this story The LG G6, in silver. Ron Amadeo That's a 5.7-inch screen, but it's tall and skinny. Ron Amadeo Check it out next to the 5.5-inch Google Pixel XL: You get a bigger screen...
LG rather needs a win in the smartphone game – its mobile division is losing revenue in the face of strong competition from Apple and Samsung, and the G6 is clearly an attempt to deliver that win for...
LG G6 release date, news and features
The LG G6 is the South Korean firm's flagship smartphone for 2017, taking over from the innovative-but-unsuccessful G5.The LG G5 certainly wasn't boring though. With two rear cameras and an accessory...
Alienware 13 R3: Powerful and pretty, if you don’t mind junk in the trunk
Enlarge / Say hello to the Alienware 13 R3.Sam Machkovech reader comments 6 Share this story It’s a good time to be in the market for a gaming laptop that doesn’t look stupid. Higher-powered laptops have...
Apple decides iPhone screen repairs will no longer void your warranty
Having your iPhone screen replaced by someone other than Apple will apparently no longer void the device's warranty, according to internal memos seen by MacRumors - although there are some caveats.That...
Lenovo Yoga 910
After sticking with the same design for two years, Lenovo is giving the Yoga 900 a dramatic makeover – so much so that it's fair to say the Yoga 910 is completely different 2-in-1 laptop. Lenovo has tweaked...
Huge, curved, fast, and loud: HP’s 34-inch Envy all-in-one reviewed
reader comments 1 Share this story HP's new 34-inch Envy desktop is as striking as it is gigantic. Andrew Cunningham Getting a better look at the curved screen. Andrew Cunningham The 720p webcam and Windows...
Meet the huge 4K curved monitors that cost far less than you’d think
Do you fancy a big monitor? And we mean a really big monitor, because JapanNext has unleashed a pair of monster curved 4K displays aimed (partly) at being hooked up to PCs for productivity use – and they...
HP Envy AIO 27
Beauty and function come together nicely with the HP Envy AIO 27, a desktop PC that has everything you need to make it the center of your digital entertainment world. Unlike many all-in-one systems, the...
LG PH450UG Minibeam Projector
If you want big screen home entertainment but don’t have the space, or funds for a large flatpanel TV or home cinema projector, then LG’s DLP LED Minibeam PH450UG Ultra Short Throw (UST) could be the...
HDR TV: welcome to the next big shift in home entertainment
HDR is going to change the way you watch TV. While 4K might be stealing a lot of the limelight because it offers more pixels, High Dynamic Range (HDR) is really the change you've been waiting for. Who...
Big screen LG G6 confirmed in official invite
Although hardly the most surprising news, it's been confirmed we'll be seeing a large-screen LG G6 at MWC 2017 in Barcelona later this month.The invite to media doesn't give much away, other than the...
The Lenovo Yoga Book gets a 12-inch screen variant
Last summer Lenovo brought forth the reality of a dual screen tablet with the Yoga Book and now the company has announced a 12-inch model with the Lenovo Yoga A12.Although, the Lenovo Yoga A12 might not...
LG's latest phone patent wraps its screen all the way around the top
LG just patented a new concept for a smartphone that wraps the screen clear past the top side of the handset all the way to the back.Published just a couple days ago, the patent shows the screen covering...
We may see this flexible screen on a future iPhone
Screen manufacturer Japan Display, Inc. has announced a new type of bendable screen that might have already caught the interest of one of its biggest supply partners: Apple.Called the Full Active Flex,...
Best cheap phones in Australia for 2017
While handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 6S, LG G5 and the HTC 10 are stealing headlines around the world, there's a lot of intriguing (and cheap) stuff going on in the world of budget phones.Sadly...
This LG G6 photo leak shows how much it has changed from the LG G5
A lot can change in a year and the LG G6 is shaping up to look very different from the LG G5 in the lead up to its official unveiling next month. We're seeing what looks to be the first official LG G6...
Gigabyte Aero 14
Gigabyte is no stranger to thin gaming laptops, but the Taiwan-based electronics firm has outdone itself with the ultra-slim Aero 14. Measuring in at only 0.78-inches (1.99mm) thick and weighing 4.17...
Android through the ages: Cupcake, Nougat and everything in between
On February 22, 2011 Google launched its first tablet-only Android update: Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and two days later the first device to have the update preinstalled, the Motorola Xoom, was released.As...
Sony Xperia X2 release date, news and rumors
The Sony Xperia X is almost a year old, so we should be due a successor any time now.That said, we don’t yet know a huge amount about Sony’s next mid-range marvel, though a small but growing number of...
Windows 10 is about to slip in more stealthy adverts
More adverts will be coming to Windows 10 with the big Creators Update which arrives in April, you’ll probably be not so pleased to hear.There are already adverts scattered around the OS, most prominently...
Apple’s iPhone turns 10: Here’s a look at the smartphone through the last decade
Launch date: March 21, 2016 The iPhone SE is very similar to the iPhone 5 in looks, but it had much of the advancement in camera technology and processors that the iPhone 6S had. At the time, it may have...
HTC U Play could launch this week alongside two other phones
You might not have to wait until MWC 2017 for big phone news, as it seems HTC has a lot planned for January 12.The company is holding an event that day, and while the subject of the event was originally...
LG Stylus 3
If you’re in the market for a supersized smartphone with a stylus, but have been put off Samsung after the whole Galaxy Note 7 debacle then LG’s new handset might be for you. Say hello to the LG Stylus...
Company's Backpacks Feature Screen for Displaying Digital Photos
Fashionistas, particularly millennials, like to personalize what they wear. New backpacks from a startup called Pop-I will let wearers display personal photos right on a built-in digital screen. Pop-I's...
Samsung Gear S3
The Samsung Gear S3 is a watch that's goes big in a bid to conquer the success of the Apple Watch 2 - and that's literally. This is a huge timepiece that offers all the smarts nearly any other smartwatch...
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Samsung has given its mid-range Galaxy A range a fresh new design taking elements of the Galaxy S7 and applying them to the new, cheaper handsets.The Galaxy A3 is the smallest and therefore cheapest member...
In 2017, TV makers are really only improving what’s out there already
What’s new in television sets this year? Incrementally better pictures, larger screens and cheaper prices — and that’s about it.True, set manufacturers are bombarding consumers with a whole series of...
Sony Bravia A1E
This is a flash hands on review to give you the chance to see what the Sony A1E is all about as soon as possible. Stay tuned as we'll be expanding and upgrading this review very shortly with more info.Sony’s...
Acer debuts its $9,000 gaming laptop at CES 2017
Think Apple's new MacBook is expensive? It's got nothing on the latest laptop from Acer. During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the computer maker unveiled the Predator 21 X, which they say...
LeEco Super4 X65
There’s no shame in releasing a less-than-perfect first product. Plenty of successful companies from Apple to Samsung and Sony to LG have messed up majorly when they dove into a new category for the first...
Windows 10 gets a new colour scheme for when it crashes
You’re doubtless familiar with the ‘blue screen of death’, which pops up when Windows totally hangs with a fatal error, but things with the BSOD are changing, as Microsoft has turned the famous blue colour...
Huawei P10 could be heavily inspired by the Galaxy S7 Edge
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, in which case Samsung might soon be seriously flattered by Huawei, as the latest leaks suggest the Huawei P10 will have a curved screen and a fingerprint...
Dell Latitude 13 7370 Laptop Features a Thin, Light Case
Dell claims the border on the screen of its new 7000 series laptops is thinner than any of its competitors’. While I haven’t measured the screen borders on all of those competing laptops, I can say Dell’s...
Meizu M3 Max
When it comes to smartphones, consumers are more savvy than ever these days, and aren’t necessarily blinded by the biggest names in mobile. After all, even the most expansive flagships can still catch...
Best gaming laptops to gift for Christmas
If you love playing games as much as many of us in Techradar Towers do, you’ll no doubt like the idea of a souped-up machine to handle your on-the-go gaming needs in 2017.There is a bewildering selection...
Nintendo Switch patents suggest possibile head-mounted VR accessory
Enlarge / Step 1: Put Nintendo Switch in head-mounted dock. Step 2: Be in virtual reality?Nintendo/USPTO/NeoGAF reader comments 6 Share this story Newly published patent applications for Nintendo's upcoming...
Lenovo Packs Plenty of Features Into Its Thinkpad X1 Yoga Ultrabook
REVIEW: The Yoga X1, Lenovo's newest business ultrabook, picks up where the popular X1 Carbon left off with features and quality that has long been a hallmark of the ThinkPad Line. At first glance, it’s...
10 best cheap phones 2016: our top budget mobiles for Christmas
While handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, LG G5 and the HTC 10 are stealing headlines around the world, there's a lot of intriguing (and cheap) stuff going on in the world of budget phones.Sadly...
Over the past few years, gaming laptop makers have focused on looks around the screen just as much as they have on looks within the screen. Naturally, Razer spurred this trend with the Blade, and while...
OLED, explained: Incredible tech, but what about cost and content?
Enlarge / A view of the LG Signature 4K UHD Smart OLED TV at the LG Signature Gallery Unveiling at LG Signature Gallery on October 5, 2016 in New York City.Getty Images / Ben Gabbe reader comments 8 Share...
IMO Q review
The IMO Q is the sort of phone you might buy for your kids, for a festival or a mad holiday you think your iPhone might not survive, as it's cheap enough to be almost disposable for many buyers.Given...
Top 5 phones for Christmas
If you’re anything like us there are few better gifts to unwrap on Christmas morning than a shiny new smartphone, and few better ones to give to your closest friends and family (as long as you can afford...
Surface Studio: Beautiful screen, clever engineering, but a mediocre product
EnlargePeter Bright reader comments 5 Share this story I didn't really know what to make of the Surface Studio when Microsoft first announced it. Before its New York event, I expected the company to announce...
Download of the day: Camtasia Studio
Camtasia StudioThe free version of Camtasia Studio is identical to the full version, which costs US$199 (about £160, AU$270) – but it expires after 30 days. That’s not a problem if you want to work on...
The best TVs for gaming on PS4 and Xbox in the US
Picking a TV for gaming just got a whole lot trickier. The launch of the Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 Pro – not to mention Microsoft's Project Scorpio a year or so down the line – means console gaming...
Alienware 13 R3
In the last few years, Alienware has introduced some uniquely-designed desktops with the head-turning Alienware Area 51 and space-compressing Alienware Aurora R5. Now, the space age computing company...
Surface Studio torn down: Surprisingly upgradable storage
Enlarge / The guts of the Surface Studio laid out to examine.iFixit reader comments 1 Share this story In their bid to determine how repairable and upgradeable things are, the people at iFixit have thoroughly...
New iPad 9.7 deals: where to pre-order Apple's new tablet
We've been waiting for some time for a new iPad, and Apple surprised us all a few days ago by announcing just that. So, if you're looking for somewhere to pre-order your new iPad 9.7, you're in the right...
New iPad: everything you need to know
Update: The new iPad from Apple is out today. You'll be able to order from around the world by the end of the day, and we expect to see if appear on the Apple website at 8AM PT (11AM ET, 3PM GMT) .Apple...
This patent for Apple Watch could cut down on distracted driving
Using mobile devices while driving tends to be a dangerous-at-best, deadly-at-worst combination, one that's compounded even further when said mobile device is strapped to your wrist.To potentially help...
Apple just bought an amazing app, here's what you can do with it
Apple just acquired Workflow, a small company that develops an app that allows you to automate certain actions. Using an iOS device, maybe you want to tap a single button to request an Uber at a predetermined...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark