Adrian Willings

Ecovacs Deebot R95 MKII robot vacuum cleaner review: A smart luxury addition to your cleaning arsenal
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Ecovacs Deebot R95 MKII robot vacuum cleaner review: A smart luxury addition to your cleaning arsenal

By Adrian Willings

Robot vacuums are still a bit of a luxury item, but with the continued rise in smart home products, especially ones that work together, there's the possibility of an enhanced experience.When we learnt that the Ecovacs Deebot R95 MKII robot vacuum cleaner... Read more

42 Geeky kitchen gadgets that every nerd needs

42 Geeky kitchen gadgets that every nerd needs

By Adrian Willings

Whether you're a whizz in the kitchen or an utter cooking novice, there are plenty of gadgets and gizmos out there to help you prepare a wonderful bite to eat or make life easier in the kitchen. From cool and quirky food storage to handy preparation tools,... Read more

Ecovacs Deebot M81 Pro robot vacuum cleaner review: It's not smart, but it is clever
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Ecovacs Deebot M81 Pro robot vacuum cleaner review: It's not smart, but it is clever

By Adrian Willings

Smart robot vacuum cleaners are a saving grace for the lazy modern home-owner, helping to keep the house clean and reducing your battles with the upright vacuum. Some of these robot cleaners offer a lot more functionality than others, so choosing the... Read more

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Streaming Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Streaming Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

By Adrian Willings

Roku has a simple offering of just two players in the UK, but in the US it's an entirely different story. There are five devices to choose from, from the entry-level Roku Express and Roku Express+ to the 4K HDR-compatible Streaming Stick+ and Roku Ultra.All... Read more

The history and future of jetpacks: Mankind's obsession with personal flight in photos

The history and future of jetpacks: Mankind's obsession with personal flight in photos

By Adrian Willings

Earlier this month, British inventor, Richard Browning set a new record for fastest flight in a body controlled jet engine powered suit. Using an Iron Man-like jet suit he managed to achieve a speed of over 32 mph over the waters of Lagoona Park in Reading,... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK laptop deals: Acer, Asus, Lenovo and more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK laptop deals: Acer, Asus, Lenovo and more

By Adrian Willings

Black Friday is over now we're into Cyber Monday. As with previous years, there are loads of savings on laptops, netbooks and notebooks to be had – so plenty of opportunity to grab a bargain in time for Christmas or as a treat for yourself.If you're... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday smartwatch deals: Apple, Samsung, Fossil and other smartwatches at great prices

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday smartwatch deals: Apple, Samsung, Fossil and other smartwatches at great prices

By Adrian Willings

With Black Friday now turning into Cyber Monday the deals keep on coming and there are plenty of smartwatch bargains to be had.With a range of smartwatches being produced by various manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, Pebble and more, there are plenty... Read more

44 of the best Christmas decorations every geek should own

44 of the best Christmas decorations every geek should own

By Adrian Willings

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, that big red suited anti-burglar is sizing up your chimney. But without decorations he may sleigh on by. And without suitably geeky decorations he might not know what sort of high tech kit to leave you.Whether... Read more

The most popular Christmas toys and tech from over the last 40 years

The most popular Christmas toys and tech from over the last 40 years

By Adrian Willings

It seems like every year there's a new fad toy that's come to market just in time for Christmas and with high demand and limited stock, the shops are full of parents fighting to get the last one off the shelf. Over the last 40 years, there has been a... Read more

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

By Adrian Willings

Amazon is pushing the Echo and Echo Dot hard, in a bid to dominate the connected home market before too many players - like Google - can catch up.The Amazon Echo got off to a flying start, establishing itself as one of the hottest smart home devices,... Read more

33 of the weirdest and wildest movie villains of all time

33 of the weirdest and wildest movie villains of all time

By Adrian Willings

They say that no idea is original, but there have certainly been some weird and wild movie villains over the years. From not-so-terrifying toy robots to un-frightening foodstuffs, we dive into the weird world of unlikely, and often unwise, movie villains.... Read more

Acer Windows Mixed Reality review: Good enough to bring VR to the masses?
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Acer Windows Mixed Reality review: Good enough to bring VR to the masses?

By Adrian Willings

Microsoft is making gentle waves into the world of Virtual Reality (VR) with Windows Mixed Reality, a supposed middle-ground between Augmented Reality (AR) and the VR experience we already know and love.After creating some excitement with Microsoft Hololens... Read more

29 of the most famous alien and monster photographs ever taken

29 of the most famous alien and monster photographs ever taken

By Adrian Willings

Since the dawn of time, the human race has seen mystery and intrigue around every corner. Mysterious events have been put down to the supernatural, the paranormal and even the extra-terrestrial.One things for sure, there have been a lot of unexplained... Read more

43 accidentally hilarious image searches that are sure to make you chortle

43 accidentally hilarious image searches that are sure to make you chortle

By Adrian Willings

If you've ever needed to find a photo on the web, then you know how wonderful and powerful Google Image search can be. A quick search and you can basically find anything from anywhere in the world. Google's image analysis algorithms are getting smarter... Read more

How to upgrade your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift with prescription lenses

How to upgrade your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift with prescription lenses

By Adrian Willings

If you're a spectacles wearer then you know the frustrations that come with trying to wear 3D glasses over your prescription pair. The same issue exists with VR headsets too. It's uncomfortable trying to fit virtual reality headsets over the top of... Read more

The digital decade: Gadgets and gizmos that are 10 years old

The digital decade: Gadgets and gizmos that are 10 years old

By Adrian Willings

Time flies when you're having fun and in the ever-changing world of tech, your treasured gadget can turn from pride and joy to obsolete chunk of plastic in the blink of an eye. Take a look at our list to see just how many awesome gadgets, gizmos and... Read more

Giant Cop Justice Above All review: Give a big hand for VR's creative god game
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Giant Cop Justice Above All review: Give a big hand for VR's creative god game

By Adrian Willings

Giant Cop: Justice Above All is a refreshing experience that stands out from the wave shooters that typically dominate virtual reality gaming. In the game, you play a giant police officer who towers above the streets of Micro City, laying down the law... Read more

Dead Effect 2 VR review: An action-packed sci-fi joy that's rammed full of content
4.5 stars

Dead Effect 2 VR review: An action-packed sci-fi joy that's rammed full of content

By Adrian Willings

A half-broken spaceship, darkly lit corridors and a mass of undead monsters baying for blood. Sounds like a recipe for a fantastic VR horror game with a touch of cliché, right? That's pretty much what Dead Effect 2 VR is all about.With RPG elements... Read more

The Wizards review: Conjuring up some spellbinding VR escapades
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The Wizards review: Conjuring up some spellbinding VR escapades

By Adrian Willings

Deep down inside we've always wanted to be a Wizard, but were never really able to pull off the long majestic beard and robe look. Being far too old to dress up as Harry Potter, we have instead achieved our wizard spell-casting dreams by leaping into... Read more

Superhot VR review: Virtual reality's most frustratingly enjoyable game
4.5 stars

Superhot VR review: Virtual reality's most frustratingly enjoyable game

By Adrian Willings

Bullet time is dead, long live bullet time.Since the days of Max Payne - which was the first game to feature bullet time, the Matrix-style super slow-mo action - a multitude of other games designers have tried to a create a gaming delight by including... Read more

Sairento VR review: Fast-paced ninja action with a shuriken serving of role-play
4.5 stars

Sairento VR review: Fast-paced ninja action with a shuriken serving of role-play

By Adrian Willings

There's something incredibly alluring about the ninja lifestyle. Skilled in the art of swordplay, capable of dispatching multiple enemies and then disappearing into the shadows. Armed to the teeth with all manner of weaponry. Light-footed and nimble... Read more

Space Pirate Trainer review: A fantastically exhausting VR shooting gallery
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Space Pirate Trainer review: A fantastically exhausting VR shooting gallery

By Adrian Willings

Space! Pirates! Training! What could be more fun than that? Well, Space Pirate Trainer, but of course.We're not really sure where the pirates come into the equation, though. But the lack of swashbuckling, pieces o' eight, barrels of grog and peg legs... Read more

Operation Warcade VR review: Reinventing the arcade experience for virtual reality
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Operation Warcade VR review: Reinventing the arcade experience for virtual reality

By Adrian Willings

Years ago, before the days of modern personal computers and way before the rise of Xbox and PlayStation, people used to get their gaming fix by visiting their local arcade. A pocket full of change and a few spare hours could bring endless joy.Operation... Read more

Incredible photos and breathtaking images from the Unsplash Awards 2017

Incredible photos and breathtaking images from the Unsplash Awards 2017

By Adrian Willings

Unsplash started life a little over four years ago as a humble Tumblr blog and has since grown into a massive photography community with over 300,000 images and astounding photos in its library. With over 1 billion photos viewed per month and three images... Read more

36 incredible visions of futuristic space stations from our past

36 incredible visions of futuristic space stations from our past

By Adrian Willings

Mankind has long held a fascination with living beyond the confines of our own planet. While some simply dream, NASA commissioned research and studies into the future of our efforts in space. Over the years, NASA has been responsible for a number of... Read more

Medical marvels: How 3D printing is improving our lives

Medical marvels: How 3D printing is improving our lives

By Adrian Willings

3D printing is now offering everything from affordable prosthetics to replacement body parts. Discover the incredible and amazing ways that this new technology is changing lives for the better as we dive into the wonderful world of medical marvels. Discover... Read more

39 bonkers smart products that you don't need or do you?

39 bonkers smart products that you don't need or do you?

By Adrian Willings

Every month a range of new smart home technologies are released to help improve our lives. Companies are obsessed with the new fad of making everything and anything Wi-Fi connected or smart in one way or another. While there's something to be said for... Read more

Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View
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Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View

By Adrian Willings

We've always been big fans of Google Earth. It's just so incredible to be able to virtually go anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home.So when we discovered that Google Earth had a VR version - including Street View - that was compatible... Read more

Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive
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Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive

By Adrian Willings

Front Defense is a fast-paced arcade-style shooter set in the final days of World War II. Developed by HTC's first-party team, Fantahorn Studio, the game is a virtual reality shooter created specifically for the HTC Vive. Backed by the people who actually... Read more

The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room
4.5 stars

The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room

By Adrian Willings

The Brookhaven Experiment is an intensely dark, atmospheric wave-based VR shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.The game's story centres around an experiment gone wrong, which has torn a hole through the fabric of reality and let monsters and demons... Read more

Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality
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Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality

By Adrian Willings

We don't generally take the time to review cheap and cheerful games, but Duckpocalypse is something special that hit us right in the nostalgia zone. It's like a smart reboot of gaming classic, Duck Hunt, but with a twist - it's in VR.Ok, so it's not technically... Read more

50 Incredible images of space like you've never seen before

50 Incredible images of space like you've never seen before

By Adrian Willings

Space is an amazing place. Mankind has dreamt of exploring the distant edges of the Universe since we first set foot on the moon. Yet most of it remains far from our grasp and we can only dream of the delights and wonders beyond our reach. Despite that,... Read more

EVE Valkyrie review: Virtual reality space battle fun without the motion sickness
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EVE Valkyrie review: Virtual reality space battle fun without the motion sickness

By Adrian Willings

Space and virtual reality is a heady and exciting mix. After all, who hasn't dreamt about flying through space blasting laser-cannons? Which is exactly what EVE Valkyrie brings to (virtual) life - from the comfort of your living room sofa.EVE Valkyrie... Read more

Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality review: It's time to get schwifty
4.5 stars

Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality review: It's time to get schwifty

By Adrian Willings

Wub-a-lub-a-dub-dub! From the creators of Job Simulator comes Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. If you're fans of the series like we are, then you can imagine the sort of shenanigans Rick and Morty in VR presents. And we're happy to report the hilarity... Read more

Arizona Sunshine review: Zombie shooter is at the pinnacle of VR gaming
4.5 stars

Arizona Sunshine review: Zombie shooter is at the pinnacle of VR gaming

By Adrian Willings

Set in the barren landscapes of a post-apocalyptic America, don't let Arizona Sunshine's title confound: this is a VR zombie shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift set in the baking heat of Arizona state.Like many other zombie game narratives before... Read more

Are these the coolest inventions of 2017?

Are these the coolest inventions of 2017?

By Adrian Willings

We previously wrote about the James Dyson Award and the finalists who made it onto the shortlist. That list has now been whittled down to the top 20 best entries from all over the world. This list represents the final phase of the competition and holds... Read more

Faces in unexpected places: 31 gadgets and gizmos with hilarious faces

Faces in unexpected places: 31 gadgets and gizmos with hilarious faces

By Adrian Willings

There is a part of human disposition whereby we see shapes or familiar patterns in otherwise obscure or everyday objects. As a child, you probably saw animals in the clouds or monsters in the shadows.As an adult, we less often seek out these shapes in... Read more

History in colour: Amazing artists add colour to our past

History in colour: Amazing artists add colour to our past

By Adrian Willings

There is a certain breed of Photoshop artist with a passion for history and a keen eye for detail who take it upon themselves to breathe new life into important historic photos. When you have an idea of the level of effort that goes into these colourisations,... Read more

28 hilariously lazy people who are borderline genius

28 hilariously lazy people who are borderline genius

By Adrian Willings

Mankind is always inventing new technologies to make our lives easier, more efficient or more effective. Sometimes though, there appears a rare breed of person who finds new innovative ways to use that gadgetry in a manner that would baffle or astound... Read more

25 awesome album covers recreated in MS Paint

25 awesome album covers recreated in MS Paint

By Adrian Willings

Microsoft Paint is one of the wonders of the Microsoft operating system and a piece of bundled software that's been around since the very first version of Windows in 1985. More recently, news appeared to spread that Microsoft was killing off MS Paint in... Read more

48 insanely neat photos of cables that belong in a modern art gallery

48 insanely neat photos of cables that belong in a modern art gallery

By Adrian Willings

There's a certain breed of IT worker who has a deep fetish for all things neat and tidy. The result is a server room with hundreds of cables neatly organised, cable tied and manipulated into perfect angles. Not only is the outcome aesthetically pleasing,... Read more

63 panoramic photos that went horribly wrong with hilarious results

63 panoramic photos that went horribly wrong with hilarious results

By Adrian Willings

Isn't technology grand? With advancements in smartphone cameras and the apps that accompany them, we can now take panoramic photographs and have them automatically stitched together for us. This presents everyone with the magnificent power to create... Read more

20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint

20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint

By Adrian Willings

We covered recently how Microsoft came very close to killing off the legendary software that is MS Paint in favour of their new 3D version. In order to pay tribute to the great bit of kit that's been around for decades, we've been on the hunt for the... Read more

28 incredible futuristic weapons showing modern military might

28 incredible futuristic weapons showing modern military might

By Adrian Willings

Warfare has always lead to the biggest leaps forward in technology, which each Country constantly striving to have the most advanced and capable armaments to protect their interests at home and abroad. Seemingly drawing inspiration from science-fiction,... Read more

19 amazing aerial photographs with a new perspective of the world

19 amazing aerial photographs with a new perspective of the world

By Adrian Willings

In a series of photographs called "Flatland", Turkish artist and photo manipulator Aydın Büyüktaş uses a collection of aerial photographs to create these images which give a new perspective to the world. Aydın Büyüktaş says that he got the... Read more

25 of the most incredibly futuristic electric cars from the last few years

25 of the most incredibly futuristic electric cars from the last few years

By Adrian Willings

Concept cars are incredible, especially if and when they eventually become reality. Of course, a lot of them don't and perhaps some are nothing more than a pipe dream or a manufacturer showing that they're not just stuck in their ways and can think "outside... Read more

25 amazing Photoshop artists with skills that will blow your mind

25 amazing Photoshop artists with skills that will blow your mind

By Adrian Willings

We all know the power of Photoshop, you'll regularly see the results of its use on magazine covers and in advertising campaigns. But it's much more than just a tool for touching up and beautifying images, it's also a powerful piece of software for creating... Read more

Amazing futuristic car designs from racing cars to rescue vehicles

Amazing futuristic car designs from racing cars to rescue vehicles

By Adrian Willings

The future is frighteningly fast, ferocious and full of potential. Car designers and enthusiasts are always looking for ways to innovate and come up with the next new design that'll change the future of the vehicles we drive. With the technology behind... Read more

30 incredibly bonkers and beautiful cars from the 1950s to now

30 incredibly bonkers and beautiful cars from the 1950s to now

By Adrian Willings

Concept cars are nothing new, for decades car manufacturers have been pushing the boundaries of design and creating incredible cars way beyond their time. Usually, these cars are created to gauge public interest at the big motor-shows before production... Read more

80 amazing photos that you won't believe are actually game screenshots

80 amazing photos that you won't believe are actually game screenshots

By Adrian Willings

Since the days of Pong the graphics in video games have only got better and better as the years progress. Now with 4K screens becoming the norm, games developers are constantly pushing to improve the graphics in their games and deliver a breath-taking... Read more