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Established in 2001, Webhosting UK (which refers to itself as WHUK for short) is an experienced hosting company with a wide and keenly-priced product range.Shared hosting starts at £2.49 ($3.10) a month,...
Is making fake sweat Apple’s least glamorous job?
When you create products that are in constant contact with the skin, it’s vitally important that those devices can withstand the everyday conditions and substances they're going to encounter – and that...
OVH may not be as well-known as some of its more consumer-oriented competitors, but don't be fooled. It's one of the largest web hosting companies in the world, with more than a million customers and...
Inside NextVR's big bet to take you inside the game and everywhere else
The opening buzzer sounds, and within minutes I see Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry running straight towards me, ball in hand. Suddenly, the ball leaves his hands and flies straight through...
No Wi-Fi, No Internet, No Problem
Broadband access in the United States is not universal, with a longtime digital divide beween urban and rural areas. But in one small town just four hours from Washington, D.C., there's no internet service...
Huawei P8 Lite (2017)
Huawei sure likes to confuse us when it comes to naming its smartphones. Back in 2015 the Chinese firm released the flagship Huawei P8, along with a low-cost sibling in the form of the P8 Lite. We've...
Blu Life Max
Blu is one of the smaller phone brands that’s impressing around the world with phones that mix high end specs and a lower price.The new Blu Life Max is a handset with fairly impressive specs on paper...
If cost is your top priority when VPN shopping, IVPN could be a shock: at $15 (£12, AU$20) for a single month, $8.33 equivalent over a full year (£6.60, AU$11), it's way more expensive than some quality...
With more than 10 years' experience in the VPN market, you'd expect WiTopia to have put together an impressive list of features – and the company doesn't disappoint.The service is strong on the fundamentals,...
Best movies on Netflix UK (January 2017): over 100 films to choose from
Welcome to our new and constantly updated list of the best Netflix movies in the UK right now, charting the best movies on Netflix to watch, so you don't have to endlessly search for something new. Netflix...
Leaked promo videos show HTC's 2017 handsets, including a Vive phone
HTC has a press event scheduled for January 12 when we're expecting to hear more about the company's smartphone plans for 2017 - although the announcement might also involve smartwatches, tablets and...
The Honor 6X could be your next perfect cheap phone
Honor’s 5X was one of the best low price phones of 2016, and the newly announced Honor 6X is even better.The new budget phone, which was revealed at CES 2017, features a full brushed metal unibody, a...
Samsung plans to add Chromecast-style streaming to its smart TVs
There's no doubt that the Chromecast (in its various incarnations) has proved a bit hit for Google, giving users one of the simplest and cheapest ways to get videos and other content up on a big screen....
Earliest surviving Nikon sells for over $400,000
It's over 65 years old, it doesn't shoot raw, there's not even a rear screen – let alone a touchscreen – and there's no Wi-Fi connectivity. But this beautiful Nikon One rangefinder has just sold for a...
Motorola has consistently produced some of the best affordable smartphones money can buy over the past few years - and the Moto E3 is here to continue that trend.The Moto E (2015) was a highlight for...
Blu Vivo 6
There are a lot of manufacturers looking toward the low priced yet premium phone space, but Blu is one of the only companies trying to do that from within the US.Founded in 2009, Blu has been impressing...
The OnePlus 3T packs a Snapdragon 821 into a $439 phone
reader comments 12 Share this story The OnePlus 3T. It looks exactly like the OnePlus 3. Yep, that's the same design. Here it is in silver. And gold. It still has that wacky volume switch on the side....
Are these the specs for the Huawei P10?
We were very taken with the Huawei P9 when it launched earlier this year, and if Huawei can improve on its dual-camera-powered handset for 2017 then it could have something to seriously worry the likes...
Fancy an Honor 8 for £1? Today is the day to buy in the UK
Want to upgrade your phone to a brand new one for only £1? Today just might be your lucky day - Honor is offering the chance to buy a brand new Honor 8 for only a quid today.But there's a catch.The Honor...
Motorola Moto G4 Plus
Lenovo - the new owner of the Motorola brand - is aiming the Moto G4 Plus at the budget end of the Android market, but it's a couple of rungs up the ladder from the entry-level Moto G4 Play.Considering...
Best shows on Netflix: 50 great Netflix TV series
UPDATE: Netflix has announced that new episodes of Black Mirror will be available from 21 October.Welcome to TechRadar's always-updated selection of the best shows on Netflix - 50 TV shows that showcase...
The 2017 Audi Q7 reviewed
The 2017 Audi Q7. Go (almost) anywhere with six of your closest friends. With its piano-black interior trim and acres of black leather, the Q7's cockpit feels like Darth Vader's staff car. Jonathan Gitlin...
Hands-on review: Updated: Fitbit Charge 2
If you're wearing a Fitbit right now there's a very good chance it's a Charge or a Charge HR on your wrist – but there's now a new Fitbit in town, and you'll want to take a serious look at it.The Fitbit...
Review: Optoma HD27 Projector
Optoma HD27 reviewOne inevitable consequence of the UHD shake-up at the top of the home theatre projection market (think pricey 4K models from Sony and faux 4K alternatives from JVC and Epson), is that...
Review: Updated: HTC Desire 530
Introduction and featuresThe HTC Desire 530 is cheap at just £129 and it seems to be aimed at the youth of today. But expectations of what a budget phone can do are rapidly evolving, and it'll take more...
Hands-on review: IFA 2016: Fitbit Charge 2
If you're wearing a Fitbit, there's a very good chance it's a Charge or a Charge HR on your wrist right now – but there's a new version out that you may want to upgrade to.The Fitbit Charge 2 is the first...
Apple Watch 2 tipped to get a big battery boost
We've already heard rumours that the Apple Watch 2 will come with a bigger battery, and there's been more speculation over the weekend that the larger 42mm version of Apple's next wearable will indeed...
The iPhone 7 could come with a huge amount of storage
Storage capacity is one way in which Android handsets tend to have an advantage over Apple's phones, as while the built-in amount varies, many Android phones also have a microSD card slot, which no iPhone...
Our Solar System Just Got Way More Interesting
Neptune is the last stop when it comes to premier real estate in our Solar System. It's nearly 4.5 billion kilometers away and it takes 165 earth years for it to orbit the sun. Beyond it, things are, as...
Poll: The 10 worst Pokemon from the original games
Worst Pokemon in the original gamesYou love Pokemon. I love Pokemon. We all love Pokemon. And Pokemon love us … well, as much as a collection of inanimate creatures made in Japan can love, probably.And...
Automotive ADD: Why Red Bull Global Rallycross might save motorsport
Nelson Piquet Jr takes me for a ride in his Global Rallycross Ford Fiesta. reader comments 2 Share this story WASHINGTON, DC—Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) paid its annual visit to the nation's capital...
While many VPN providers try to stand out with their free plans and cheap commercial products, IPVanish talks more about service quality. It's "the world's fastest VPN" says the website, boasting...
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus get shown off in a cavalcade of photos
There's no shortage of iPhone 7 leaks, but that doesn't stop us bringing you the latest news as a whole series of photos has just been dumped on the internet, showing off both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone...
Review: Oppo F1 Plus
Introduction and designThe Oppo F1 Plus is an expensive-looking smartphone that's actually half the price of the current crop of flagships. If you'd like an iPhone 6S, but your budget won't stretch, this...
Ars’ favorite games of E3: From dueling VR wizards to calm underwater dives
Ars Technica's six best games of E3 2016. Another E3 is in the books, and it's nearly impossible to distill the dozens and dozens of games on display into a few titles to keep an eye out for—but that...
I Am Setsuna is everything great from the PlayStation-era RPG
E3 2016 Xbox Project Scorpio: Will it really do 4K? Ars spends two hours driving and battling through Final Fantasy XV After Microsoft’s hardware reveal, Sony responds with games, games, games Hideo Kojima...
Analysis: Did the new Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer just tease an NX controller?
Nintendo has revealed a kick-ass trailer for the new Zelda game, and even christened it with a name - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.The trailer alone has plenty to sink your teeth into, but that's...
In depth: How VR will change the face of cinema - we asked the experts
Virtually famousIt might seem a sensationalist claim, but with the advent of virtual reality we could be on the brink of the biggest change to the way we watch films in over a century.There have been other...
Live images of the OnePlus 3 show it's all you hoped it to be
The OnePlus 3 is being announced on June 14, so we're only just over a week away, but in the meantime there's no shortage of leaked specs and images.So far most of the shots we've seen have been renders,...
Hands-on review: Voyo V3 Mini PC
To say that ultra-small computers are in vogue would be a massive understatement. Pint-sized (or even cup-sized) PCs are probably one of the very few bright spots in an otherwise desolate hardware landscape....
Musk expects an Apple car by 2020, fears one company's AI use
Musk also elucidated comments he's made in the past about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence. "Not all AI futures are benign," he said. In particular, the main danger is that highly evolved...
Kudlow: Facebook employees donate more to Clinton than Trump—coincidence?
Tom Stocky, the head of the trending-topics section at Facebook, maxed out with an individual donation of $2,700 to Hillary Clinton. The Hill website found that roughly 78 Facebook employees — from engineering,...
Acer Predator G1 crams an Nvidia Titan X into a briefcase-size PC
Say what you will about Valve's Steam Machines and Steam OS—they're not great—but at the very least they have encouraged PC makers to rethink PC design for the living room. And now, with HTC wanting to...
Gutless wonders: The least powerful cars you can buy today - Roadshow
Frankly, it's incredible how many high-horsepower vehicles are available in showrooms today. From the Mercedes-AMG S63 with 577 horsepower, to the Dodge Challenger Hellcat packing 707 horsepower, there's...
A new Uber competitor wants to ban men
There's also no surge pricing, transgender women are welcome as both drivers and passengers, and 2 percent of every fare will be donated to a "women-based" charity that customers can choose from a list....
Hands on with the HTC 10
HTC needed to do something different this year. Something special, even. To compete with the juggernaut Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC's new phone had to be more than just another metal slab. The difference,...
HTC 10 hands-on: A return to form, or too little too late?
Hands on with the HTC 10 Specs at a glance: HTC 10 Screen 5.2 inch, Quad HD (2560x1440, 564 pixels per inch) Super LCD 5 with curved-edge Gorilla Glass OS Android 6 Marshmallow with HTC Sense CPU Qualcomm...
Obama calls for fewer secrets in government
President Obama is briefed by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in 2010. (Image: White House/Flickr)President Barack Obama has criticized his administration for over-classifying sensitive...
This wildly powerful hoverboard is the best we've seen yet
There's all kinds of hoverboard technology in the pipeline at the moment but few have the 'wow' factor offered up by this new clip from Zapata Racing. Founder Franky Zapata is shown aboard a jet-powered...
More leaks of the hardware and software that make up the HTC 10
HTC has an official event on 12 April where it's expected to unveil the HTC 10 flagship for 2016 - but at this rate it might as well not bother. We already know pretty much everything there is to know...
Aboard HMS Cavalier, where Wargaming is battling to shape the future of VR films
Sometimes promotion for a video game can go too far, becoming overwrought and vastly inflating the value of what it is promoting. Other times it can be subtle, unique, maybe even truly interesting, and...
Get a SkylinkNet SK-210 home security system for $89.99 - CNET
CNET's Cheapskate scours the Web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the CNET Deals...
Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 review - CNET
Lenovo has had a semisecret side business for years, selling decent gaming PCs at reasonable prices. The Lenovo Y-series gaming laptops have always been of interest to me, as they offered excellent value...
Oculus VR goggles could change the future. Or not. - CNET
The future of tech is here, and it may not be as much fun as you think. To join in, you'll need to strap a black, 1.5-pound mask to your face so you can have an out-of-body-like experience that might...
5 secret things you probably missed at Apple's launch event
Ready from the launchApple events. It seems like that the brand is having one every five minutes, with more iPhones and iPads to show off, but no new iPod Classic to be seen around.But when you've attended...
Hands-on review: iPhone SE
This is a flash hands on review to give you the chance to see what the phone is all about as soon as possible. Stay tuned as we'll be expanding and upgrading this review very shortly with more info.When...
This sensor wants to crawl into your bed and watch you sleeping
Beddit has no connection to the popular link sharing website of a similar name, even though the logo embraces a similar color palette, but instead the company is focused on giving you the best possible...
Nutritionist 'sceptical' about Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Sex Dust'
If you're feeling under the weather, what do you do? Do you, like most people, reach for some orange juice and Lemsip? Cut down on midweek drinking, maybe? Or do you, like Gwyneth Paltrow, make a smoothie...
Audi’s new 2017 A4 is for nerds, by nerds
Jonathan GitlinThe A4 is an important car for Audi. Last year more people took home a new A4 than bought any kind of Audi just five years ago—it was literally the company's bread and butter, even if the...
You can pre-order the LG G5 on Amazon right now
Ever since the launch of the G5 at MWC, LG has been quiet about the price and release date. But Amazon is listing the phone for pre-order directly from LG.If you live in the UK the LG G5 is priced at £529...
Why better technology won’t stop violent videos going viral
Will technology help to combat violent videos on Facebook?Reuters/Dado RuvicBy Chelsea WhyteOn Easter Sunday, a man chose 74-year old Robert Godwin Sr at random on a street in Cleveland, Ohio, shot him,...
Facebook and Apple have spent more on lobbying than they ever have this year
As Facebook has been tinkering with brain-computer interfaces and an augmented reality camera platform, it's also been cultivating some good old fashioned Washington influence. According to federal lobbying...
Facebook is looking to hire a head of news products to combat fake news
Facebook is looking to hire someone to head up its news products, a significant new role charged with helping to combat the proliferation of so-called fake news on its service. Facebook is talking to...
Facebook's moonshots: Making brains type and skin hear
It looks like just another beige office park building next to a dental office in Menlo Park, California. Yet Building 8, across the street from Facebook’s main campus, houses the social network’s biggest...
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