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Windows 10 won’t be available to everybody at launch

Windows 10 won’t be available to everybody at launch

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Windows 10 will be available from 29 July but it has been revealed that most consumers will not actually get the update that day. Microsoft has confirmed its roll out plans and it will be phasing the release of the software in order to prevent servers... >>

Freephone 0800 and 0808 numbers are finally free to call from mobiles too

Freephone 0800 and 0808 numbers are finally free to call from mobiles too

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Thanks to a ruling set by Ofcom last year, networks have lifted charges for freephone numbers when called from a mobile. That means that from today, 1 July, you will no longer be charged when you call numbers starting with 0800 and 0808 from your smartphone... >>

El Capitan code suggests Apple 21.5-inch iMac with 4K screen

El Capitan code suggests Apple 21.5-inch iMac with 4K screen

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Apple may be preparing a new 4K iMac for the 21.5-inch range. Currently Apple has its 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display dazzling eyes with its high resolution screen. But the smaller 21.5-inch iMac hasn't had a screen update in some time. Code in the... >>

Watch Microsoft create the Windows 10 wallpaper using projectors and lasers

Watch Microsoft create the Windows 10 wallpaper using projectors and lasers

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Windows 10 will have its own, unique wallpaper designed by a production designer and artist who is also known for his work on Tron's opening titles. His name is Bradley Munkowitz. As it did with all previous versions of Windows, Microsoft has created... >>

Your next television could be rolled out like clingfilm, micron thin screen could even be used in clothing

Your next television could be rolled out like clingfilm, micron thin screen could even be used in clothing

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If you thought current televisions were thin, you've seen nothing yet. A new display has been developed that's just microns thin, by comparison a human hair is 100-microns thick. This display discovery isn't just about televisions or phones though, this... >>

Forget Chromecast and Fire TV Stick, the Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 is a full PC in a dongle

Forget Chromecast and Fire TV Stick, the Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 is a full PC in a dongle

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Dongle-style stick devices have become popular of late, able to be hidden around the back of a television yet provide smart TV functionality, apps and access to all manner of video content. Devices such as the Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick and... >>

Toshiba crams a stunning 4K screen into its new convertible notebook

Toshiba crams a stunning 4K screen into its new convertible notebook

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It wasn't too long ago that 4K laptops were new, and already they've adapted the tech enough to fit it into a convertible notebook. The new Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 4K Ultra HD Edition is Toshiba's first convertible notebook with such a high-resolution... >>

Razer Mamba (2015) hands-on: The best gaming mouse on the planet

Razer Mamba (2015) hands-on: The best gaming mouse on the planet

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As games have become more sophisticated and graphical resolution has increased dramatically, so too has the need for ever more sensitive gaming gear.For PC gamers, an accurate and sensitive mouse is a must. For pro-gamers it is their lifeblood. And one... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>