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Microsoft at E3: Gears 4 coming 2016 and refreshed Gears of War in 1080p

Microsoft at E3: Gears 4 coming 2016 and refreshed Gears of War in 1080p

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Microsoft has kicked off its media event at E5 2015 with some huge announcements about Gears of War.Microsoft bought the Gears of War game franchise from Epic Games more than a year ago, and now we're finally hearing about Gears 4 (that's what Microsoft... >>

Toshiba Satellite Click Mini review: In and out of orbit
3.5 stars

Toshiba Satellite Click Mini review: In and out of orbit

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Small is portable. Big is comfortable. But go too far either way and the cart turns over. Toshiba is playing with how small a laptop can get with the Satellite Click Mini, an ultra-low-cost tablet-meets-laptop hybrid.The Satellite Click Mini costs just... >>

HP Spectre x360 review: Shaken, not stirred
4.5 stars

HP Spectre x360 review: Shaken, not stirred

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We've long heard Apple lauded for its laptop ranges, but the Cupertino company has arguably taken its eye off the ball of late: the MacBook Air looks a bit stale these days and the MacBook Pro hasn't changed much in a few years.That gives Windows laptops... >>

Is Razer really thinking about buying Ouya?

Is Razer really thinking about buying Ouya?

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Well, would you look at that: a company, which specialises in making products just for gamers, is reportedly thinking about buying another company that makes gaming consoles. It's like a match made in gamer-heaven.According to CNET, Ouya is in negotiations... >>

Microsoft Surface Hub to cost £5K... and that's just the starting price

Microsoft Surface Hub to cost £5K... and that's just the starting price

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Microsoft has given a price tag to the giant touchscreen computer it made for conference rooms.During a Windows 10 media briefing in January, Microsoft unveiled an 84-inch interactive screen that doubles as a touchscreen computer and 4K TV. Called the... >>

The next version of OS X is El Capitan

The next version of OS X is El Capitan

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Apple has kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, where company executives are unveiling the next version of OS X for Macs and more.Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, is now on stage, and he... >>

Computex 2015 in pictures: Elephant PCs, heated inner-soles, and a belt that charges your phone

Computex 2015 in pictures: Elephant PCs, heated inner-soles, and a belt that charges your phone

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Computer 2015, in Taipei, is one of Asia's largest computer trade shows and gives manufacturers a chance to showcase their latest creations, be it a super thin ultrabook or a brand new smartwatch.The main press conferences held across the week by companies... >>

Gigabyte's Aorus X5: The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop ever? (hands-on)

Gigabyte's Aorus X5: The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop ever? (hands-on)

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The Gigabyte Aorus X5 is billed as "Earth's most powerful 15-inch" laptop in the company's official literature. That's a bold statement for any manufacturer to claim and so Pocket-lint went to have a look at this gaming behemoth at this year's Computex... >>

Asus Transformer T100HA: Cheap, chic and bang-up-to-date (hands-on)

Asus Transformer T100HA: Cheap, chic and bang-up-to-date (hands-on)

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Asus announced a plethora of devices at the Computex show this year and the T100HA drew some considerable attention. Not because it's the fanciest looking tablet-meets-laptop around, but because it promises plenty for what is likely to be an affordable... >>

Asus Zenbook UX305 review: King of the mid-range
4.5 stars

Asus Zenbook UX305 review: King of the mid-range

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The mid-range laptop market tends to be a sea of nondescript plastic. Who knows, perhaps that's an incentive to spend more cash for something a little more luxe. Not so with the Acer Zenbook UX305, however, which could well be the new poster boy for the... >>

Toshiba Satellite Computex prototype to feature face-authentication camera (hands-on)

Toshiba Satellite Computex prototype to feature face-authentication camera (hands-on)

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Microsoft revealed a prototype by Toshiba at its press conference at Computex in Taipei, highlighting Windows Hello and what could be possible in the future.The new prototype device, which doesn't even have a name as yet, was one of a handful of devices... >>

What is Synaptics SmartBar and how might it forever change the spacebar with touch?

What is Synaptics SmartBar and how might it forever change the spacebar with touch?

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The spacebar on your PC keyboard has a lot of potential.Or at least that's what a company called Synaptics wants us to believe. It thinks the spacebar is underutilised and has come up with a solution: give it touch capabilities. Synaptics has developed... >>

Asus Transformer Book T100HA 2-in-1 goes super-slim, opts for USB Type-C

Asus Transformer Book T100HA 2-in-1 goes super-slim, opts for USB Type-C

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We've long been fans of Asus' T100 Transformer Book 2-in-1 series. The company's latest endavour, the T100HA, opts for USB Type-C for a slimmer and altogether more portable 10.1-inch tablet-meets-laptop device.Like the Apple MacBook and its use of USB... >>

Windows 10: Release date, price, and everything you need to know

Windows 10: Release date, price, and everything you need to know

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Windows 8.1 launched at the end of 2013, but that doesn't mean Microsoft's Windows team immediately went on holiday. On the contrary, it started working on the next major release.The next major release is called Windows 10 and will be a free upgrade for... >>

Windows 10 coming 29 July, get it free

Windows 10 coming 29 July, get it free

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After months of rumour and speculation, Microsoft has announced the release date for its universal operating system, Windows 10.PC and tablets owners currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free... >>

KFC offers paper-thin Bluetooth keyboard on meal tray, greasy phone screen be gone

KFC offers paper-thin Bluetooth keyboard on meal tray, greasy phone screen be gone

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KFC has done away with paper tray mats and replaced them with its Tray Typer, a Bluetooth keyboard that's just 0.4mm thin.The Tray Typer connects to a customer's phone so they can type messages or tweet about their meal, of course, without getting greasy... >>

Apple unveils more affordable iMac with Retina 5K, drops price of current model

Apple unveils more affordable iMac with Retina 5K, drops price of current model

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Apple has announced a more affordable version of its 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K as well as dropping the price on its top-end model.The new iMac will offer the same 5,120 x 2,880 resolution as the current model but will start at about £1,600. The top-end... >>

New 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (2015) gets Force Touch and spec boost

New 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (2015) gets Force Touch and spec boost

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Apple has launched its updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display for 2015.The new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display will come with the Force Touch trackpad that was introduced on the latest 12-inch MacBook and appears on the 13-inch MacBook... >>

Apple MacBook review: Is port-free the future?
4.0 stars

Apple MacBook review: Is port-free the future?

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With its 12-inch super glossy Retina display and ultra portability, the new Apple MacBook promises users the chance to live the future of computing not tomorrow, but today.But by stripping out all the standard ports, has the company refined this particular... >>

Your cheap SIM-only mobile plan is no longer the cheapest, FreedomPop is literally free

Your cheap SIM-only mobile plan is no longer the cheapest, FreedomPop is literally free

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We have written a lot in the last few years about cheap mobile phone tariffs but the UK will soon get a cheap SIM-only plan that cannot be beaten for price; it's completely free.FreedomPop, which has been running a free mobile phone service in the US... >>

Hub+ is the gorgeous USB-C adapter for MacBook that adds ports, doubles as charger

Hub+ is the gorgeous USB-C adapter for MacBook that adds ports, doubles as charger

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If you're going to be an owner of the new Apple MacBook you may be looking for an adapter to turn that single USB-C port into more. The Hub+ is a new offering on Kickstarter that is smashing its goal.At the moment the new MacBook will not allow more than... >>

Apple OS X 10.11: What's happening with the next OS update for Macs?

Apple OS X 10.11: What's happening with the next OS update for Macs?

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With WWDC exactly one month away, you're probably wondering if Apple is planning to unveil its next operating system update for Macs, and if so, how might the software update change OS X Yosemite.There's likely a hundred questions you're asking yourself,... >>

Nerd alert: It’s Windows 10 because 7 8 9

Nerd alert: It’s Windows 10 because 7 8 9

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During its Build 2015 developers conference in San Francisco, Microsoft revealed what happened to Windows 9, but it's taken until now for most of us to realise. Also, you might not be that satisfied with the answer.When the company first announced Windows... >>

Apple 12-inch iPad Pro render leaks, expected with 15-inch Retina MacBook at WWDC 2015

Apple 12-inch iPad Pro render leaks, expected with 15-inch Retina MacBook at WWDC 2015

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Apple has long been rumoured to release a larger 12-inch iPad Pro tablet with nothing appearing for a while, until now. A recent leak shows off an early render of the tablet making it the largest Apple has ever made.The iPad Pro is expected to receive... >>

Microsoft Surface 3 review: Sensible, affordable, but still on the fence
4.0 stars

Microsoft Surface 3 review: Sensible, affordable, but still on the fence

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Microsoft is a software company at heart, which has seen the Windows operating system maker not always taking like a duck to water when it comes to hardware. From the uncomfortable Microsoft Band, to the flurry of budget Lumia handsets following the acquisition... >>

What is Windows Hello and why does it mean you need never remember a password again?

What is Windows Hello and why does it mean you need never remember a password again?

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You only need to visit or watch the live feed of some of the seminars or keynotes at this year's Microsoft Build developers conference to realise that Windows 10 is a massive leap forward for the company.Not only will it work across and drive multiple... >>

Build 2015: New videos show off Microsoft Edge, Continuum for Phones, and more

Build 2015: New videos show off Microsoft Edge, Continuum for Phones, and more

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The first day of Microsoft's annual Build conference has nearly wrapped up, and along with an onslaught of information about Windows 10, the company has published videos that highlight many of its new announcements.The videos, now available on the Windows... >>

What is Microsoft Edge, and when can you get it?

What is Microsoft Edge, and when can you get it?

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Microsoft has been talking for months about its next internet browser, codenamed Project Spartan, but it's only now given the product a name: Microsoft Edge.At the company's annual Build conference held in San Francisco, Microsoft executives not only... >>

6 new Windows 10 features announced at Build 2015

6 new Windows 10 features announced at Build 2015

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Microsoft has kicked off the first day of its annual Build conference with a keynote aimed at developers, but amid all the tech-talk and somewhat dry presentations, the company unveiled a few new features and things in Windows 10.Microsoft's next major... >>

Windows 10 will be bigger than Android, OS X and iOS, says Microsoft

Windows 10 will be bigger than Android, OS X and iOS, says Microsoft

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During its Build 2015 developers conference opening keynote in San Francisco, Microsoft revealed that it is predicting that there will be one billion devices worldwide running its new Windows 10 platform. That includes laptops, desktop PCs, Windows phones,... >>

Watch Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote live, right here

Watch Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote live, right here

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Microsoft's Build 2015 developer conference is set to see a lot of action, with plenty of detail on Windows 10 to be expected.The conference focuses on all things Microsoft and will be held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, from 29 April-1 May 2015.The... >>

LG G4 IPS Quantum Display explained: How is it different to a normal LCD?

LG G4 IPS Quantum Display explained: How is it different to a normal LCD?

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LG has just unveiled its G4 smartphone and with it a new IPS Quantum Display.Apart from being Quad HD in resolution - delivering 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 538ppi - it is brighter with a higher contrast ratio and wider colour gamut than the earlier LG G3's... >>

Is TalkTalk’s £12 a month unlimited everything SIM too good to be true?

Is TalkTalk’s £12 a month unlimited everything SIM too good to be true?

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TalkTalk has launched what seems to be an unbelievable offer for a 3G SIM. For just £12 a month - and on a rolling 30-day contract to boot - you get unlimited talktime, texts and 3G data, a deal that the company claims is the cheapest on the market.There... >>

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E: The bold yet budget 2-in-1 (hands-on)

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E: The bold yet budget 2-in-1 (hands-on)

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A third of the way through 2014 we were introduced to the Acer Aspire Switch 10, a 2-in-1 tablet-meets-laptop device that, despite its somewhat blocky design form, was a decent stab at the concept.That model gets a Gorilla Glass-topped re-lick for 2015,... >>

Microsoft Q3 2015 earnings: Surface, Lumia, and cloud sales are up, while Xbox sales are down

Microsoft Q3 2015 earnings: Surface, Lumia, and cloud sales are up, while Xbox sales are down

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Microsoft has posted its third-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings, and the results show the company's old ways of bringing in revenue, such as Xbox and Windows, are struggling, while things like Surface Pro 3 and Lumia devices are booming.The company has announced... >>

Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531: Big and budget (hands-on)

Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531: Big and budget (hands-on)

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It's not the first time we've seen the Acer Chromebook 15, but the CB3-531 version, unveiled at Acer's global press conference, adds some extras to the existing range, bringing some added refinement.Well, we say refinement, but first impressions don't... >>

Acer's 2015 lineup debuts: Packed with hybrids, laptops, tablets, phones, and more

Acer's 2015 lineup debuts: Packed with hybrids, laptops, tablets, phones, and more

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Acer just held an event in New York City, where it unveiled tonnes of new and refreshed products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The Taiwan-based company essentially lifted the curtain on its 2015 lineup, and we got all the details on the... >>

Carphone Warehouse's new iD mobile network pushes free roaming data, value for money

Carphone Warehouse's new iD mobile network pushes free roaming data, value for money

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Dixons Carphone has announced a new mobile network, known simply as iD.The new network from Carphone Warehouse will be launching in May and promises to offer wider free data roaming than existing networks. Comparing itself to Three, iD will be data roaming... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 to launch in late July, says AMD

Microsoft Windows 10 to launch in late July, says AMD

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The release of Windows 10 has been eagerly awaited for far too long and only now is a date finally being teased.According to AMD, Microsoft's Windows 10 will become available to the public from late July this year.AMD CEO, Lisa Su, revealed the date when... >>

Sitting is reportedly the new smoking: This standing desk setup could save your life

Sitting is reportedly the new smoking: This standing desk setup could save your life

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Avoid heart disease, lose weight, feel more awake - all simply by standing. There are respected studies that point to sitting as the cause of poor health with some even calling it the new smoking. But fear not, a cure is already here.For those that... >>

Twelve South BaseLift for MacBook review: Upstanding support

Twelve South BaseLift for MacBook review: Upstanding support

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A MacBook is an almost perfectly designed product, right? So why would it need an attachment to raise its position? According to Twelve South, the accessory company that designs for Apple products, the BaseLift is here to make for a better typing experience.We've... >>

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review: Budget 2-in-1 makes its mark
4.0 stars

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review: Budget 2-in-1 makes its mark

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It's all Zen and Chi over at Asus HQ of late. The company's latest laptop-meets-tablet, the Transformer Book T100 Chi, has meditated its way to a slimmer, fitter state than its more letter-laden T100TAF predecessor, presenting a slender design that incorporates... >>

Google updates Chrome with native push notifications and more

Google updates Chrome with native push notifications and more

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Google Chrome just got more useful, or annoying, depending on whether you like push notifications.Google has long been implementing native push notifications within test versions of Chrome, but now it's released a finalised version of Chrome, called Chrome... >>

Apple's WWDC 2015 to start on 8 June, iOS 9 anybody?

Apple's WWDC 2015 to start on 8 June, iOS 9 anybody?

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Apple has announced that it will be hosting its annual Worldwide Developers Conference from 8 June at the traditional location of the Moscone Center in San Francisco.The Cupertino company unveiled iOS 8 at last year's event so it's a safe bet that it... >>

Google Project Fi network plans leak: Unused data refunds, Nexus 6 Nova finance, data across devices and more

Google Project Fi network plans leak: Unused data refunds, Nexus 6 Nova finance, data across devices and more

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Google has already confirmed it will be offering an MVNO network service, dubbed Nova, but now details have leaked.Google's Project Fi has leaked in an app called Tycho which was uncovered by Android Police in a Lollipop build not available to the public.... >>

GTA 5 in glorious 4K, picture gallery: Can your PC run it? Find out here

GTA 5 in glorious 4K, picture gallery: Can your PC run it? Find out here

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is now available for PC and it is looking like the best version yet, with 4K visuals available for the very first time - as long as your PC is beefy enough to run it.Rockstar released a swathe of screengrabs to give you an idea of the... >>

If you want to play Grand Theft Auto 5 in 4K you’ll need one of these

If you want to play Grand Theft Auto 5 in 4K you’ll need one of these

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When Rockstar released images of Grand Theft Auto 5 running in 4K our mouths hit the floor; partly because the shots looked so good and partly because there's no way our current PC setup could handle it.That's not because our Nvidia GTX 780 Ti graphics... >>

HP Omen Pro is a touchscreen gaming laptop for game makers, now out

HP Omen Pro is a touchscreen gaming laptop for game makers, now out

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Hewlett-Packard has quietly unveiled a new laptop meant for professionals who need a machine that can handle intense graphics.We're not talking about gamers; we're talking about the people making games.Called the Omen Pro, the laptop is like the original... >>

What is Apple Photos for Mac and how does it work?

What is Apple Photos for Mac and how does it work?

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Apple has begun rolling out OS X 10.10.3, a free software update for Macs, which brings the new Photos app for Mac, among many other things. The new app looks great - but also slightly confusing.Photos is replacing iPhoto, Aperture, and in a way, My Photo... >>