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Facebook Portal review: A convenient calling device?
3.5 stars Facebook Portal review: A convenient calling device? By Adrian Willings

An interesting smart display if you make Messenger and WhatsApp calls. But with Facebook's history of security question marks, will anyone buy Portal? Read more

Nanoleaf unveils screen mirroring to sync light panels with your games and movies
Nanoleaf unveils screen mirroring to sync light panels with your games and movies By Adrian Willings

We've seen screen mirroring with other smart home lighting before, but now Nanoleaf is joining the party to make your TV viewing even more immersive. Read more

Vatican launches smart Rosary bracelet to help you pray
Vatican launches smart Rosary bracelet to help you pray By Adrian Willings

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network recently revealed a smart Rosary bracelet known as the Click to Pray eRosary that's designed to help you pray. Read more

HTC Vive Pro tips: How to set up the Vive Pro and tackle issues
HTC Vive Pro tips: How to set up the Vive Pro and tackle issues By Adrian Willings

This is our guide on setting up the HTC Vive Pro with tips on how to handle any issues you might have along the way. Read more

Google Home vs Nest Mini vs Home Max vs Nest Hub vs Nest Hub Max: Which Google speaker should you buy?
Google Home vs Nest Mini vs Home Max vs Nest Hub vs Nest Hub Max: Which Google speaker should you buy? By Adrian Willings

Our guide to Google Nest's smart home speakers. Read more

Xbox is getting content filters to block nasty messages
Xbox is getting content filters to block nasty messages By Adrian Willings

Microsoft is adding content filters to Xbox Live messages to help combat trolls and block nasty messages/ Read more

51 breathtaking and incredible photos that weren't Photoshopped
51 breathtaking and incredible photos that weren't Photoshopped By Adrian Willings

There's no denying that Photoshop can help create some pretty spectacular imagery. However, it can often be overused for image manipulation, sometimes Read more

Nest Cam Outdoor vs Nest Cam IQ Outdoor: What's the difference?
Nest Cam Outdoor vs Nest Cam IQ Outdoor: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

Considering purchasing a new Nest Cam smart home camera for keeping an eye outside your home? Click here to see the difference between the two main models. Read more

Fortnite goes dark with dramatic season finale
Fortnite goes dark with dramatic season finale By Adrian Willings

Epic Games has shocked fans by suddenly ending season 10 and showing a black hole on everyone's screens. Is this the end? Or a new beginning? Read more

Best gaming mice 2019: The best wired, wireless and RGB gaming mice to buy today
Best gaming mice 2019: The best wired, wireless and RGB gaming mice to buy today By Adrian Willings

Our guide to the best gaming mice to buy. Top-of-the-range gaming mice, high-dpi, multi-button, wired and wireless devices to up your gaming prowess. Read more

Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around
Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around By Adrian Willings

If you're looking for the best gaming headset for your money, see our guide to the best we've tested. Wired, wireless, stereo and surround sound too. Read more

Razer reveals the Raion, an arcade-style fightpad for PC and PlayStation
Razer reveals the Raion, an arcade-style fightpad for PC and PlayStation By Adrian Willings

Gaming lifestyle brand Razer has revealed a brand new controller that's designed as an arcade fightpad for PC and PlayStation. Read more

Apple may be working with other brands on its augmented reality headset according to analyst
Apple may be working with other brands on its augmented reality headset according to analyst By Adrian Willings

Expert industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has apparently reported that Apple may be working with third-party brands on its upcoming AR devices. Read more

Instagram is rolling out a new Story camera with interactive stickers and more
Instagram is rolling out a new Story camera with interactive stickers and more By Adrian Willings

Instagram is now becoming even more like Snapchat with updates to the camera that include a "create" mode with new interactive stickers. Read more

Upcoming PC games: The best new games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond
Upcoming PC games: The best new games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond By Adrian Willings

Upcoming new PC games to get excited about exclusives, incoming releases and the best games to look for on Steam, Epic and more. Trailers included. Read more

Best augmented reality tricks and apps to try right now
Best augmented reality tricks and apps to try right now By Adrian Willings

Augmented reality is all very well on paper but, if you really want to know what it's about, the best thing to do is see it with your own eyes. Read more

Microsoft planning a vibrating floor mat for virtual reality
Microsoft planning a vibrating floor mat for virtual reality By Adrian Willings

A new patent filing seems to imply that Microsoft is considering a vibrating floor mat for virtual reality with interesting implications. Read more

Alienware m15 R2 review: Eye-catching design comes with eye-tracking tech
4.5 stars Alienware m15 R2 review: Eye-catching design comes with eye-tracking tech By Adrian Willings

A striking gaming laptop both outwardly and in terms of spec. It's certainly a head-turner, but is it all style over substance? We put it to the test. Read more

Dolby Atmos for gaming: What is it and what games support it?
Dolby Atmos for gaming: What is it and what games support it? By Adrian Willings

Dolby Atmos is the bleeding edge of home cinema technology when it comes to surround sound audio. See what it means for gaming. Read more

What is Spotify and how does it work?
What is Spotify and how does it work? By Adrian Willings

Read our guide to Spotify, what it is, how much it costs and how it works. All the details you need to know about the music streaming service. Read more

Best microphones for gamers, content creators and streamers
Best microphones for gamers, content creators and streamers By Adrian Willings

We've put together a list of the very best USB microphones for gamers, video creators and Twitch streamers. Great looking and capable mics for all. Read more

Best Oculus Rift and Oculus Rift S games and experiences available
Best Oculus Rift and Oculus Rift S games and experiences available By Adrian Willings

We've been playing with the Oculus Rift for a couple of years now and these are our favourite experiences to try. Click to see them. Read more

Best HTC Vive Cosmos, Vive and Vive Pro games: Incredible experiences to play right now
Best HTC Vive Cosmos, Vive and Vive Pro games: Incredible experiences to play right now By Adrian Willings

All the best HTC Vive Cosmos and Vive compatible games and virtual reality experiences to play today. See the list here. Read more

Best gaming keyboards: The best quiet, loud, colourful and proud mechanical keyboards around
Best gaming keyboards: The best quiet, loud, colourful and proud mechanical keyboards around By Adrian Willings

See our guide to the best gaming keyboards to buy. High-end gaming keyboards with mechanical keys, RGB lighting, macro functionality and more. Read more

Iconic gadgets of the 90s: Amazing gadgets and gizmos from yesteryear
Iconic gadgets of the 90s: Amazing gadgets and gizmos from yesteryear By Adrian Willings

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? Hard to believe we'll soon be into a new decade and yet we have wonderful memories of years gone by. Read more

HTC Vive Cosmos review: A future-proof Rift S alternative?
3.5 stars HTC Vive Cosmos review: A future-proof Rift S alternative? By Adrian Willings

The late 2019 Vive launch brings you the latest and greatest in virtual reality (VR). Does it outsmart the Rift S and is it the headset to own? Read more

WhatsApp is testing self-destructing messages
WhatsApp is testing self-destructing messages By Adrian Willings

It seems that WhatsApp is developing and testing a new feature that includes self-destructing messages for even more privacy. Read more

Then vs now: Video games through the decades
Then vs now: Video games through the decades By Adrian Willings

A wonderful vision of just how far games have gone. We've collected a gallery of images to show you how amazing video games are and just how far they've come. Read more

Razer has built a new audience pleasing microphone with an emoticon display
Razer has built a new audience pleasing microphone with an emoticon display By Adrian Willings

Razer has built a new audience-pleasing microphone with an emoticon display that's designed to entertain your audience while you stream. Read more

Grab yourself a hefty bargain on Google devices with 21% off today only
Grab yourself a hefty bargain on Google devices with 21% off today only By Adrian Willings

For today only, to celebrate Google's 21st birthday, the company is offering up a bargain. If you've been holding off on buying a Google device, now is the time. Read more

Faces in unexpected places: Everyday items with hilarious faces
Faces in unexpected places: Everyday items with hilarious faces By Adrian Willings

We've picked out a selection of the very best faces spotted in tech and elsewhere for you to enjoy. Read more

Oculus is adding hand tracking to the Oculus Quest sometime in 2020
Oculus is adding hand tracking to the Oculus Quest sometime in 2020 By Adrian Willings

Fresh out of the recent Oculus Connect event comes the news that Oculus is planning on adding hand-tracking capabilities to the Oculus Quest in 2020. Read more

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Outside security camera gets smarter
4.0 stars Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Outside security camera gets smarter By Adrian Willings

The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a version of the company's Nest Cam IQ smart home camera designed for the outside world, ideal to help keep a secure eye on Read more

Mario Kart Tour is out now for Android and iOS devices
Mario Kart Tour is out now for Android and iOS devices By Adrian Willings

The long-awaited mobile version of Mario Kart is finally available to play. Over a year after being announced, Nintendo's new mobile game is here. Read more

HP Omen X 2S initial review: Dual-screen greatness or just a gimmick?
HP Omen X 2S initial review: Dual-screen greatness or just a gimmick? By Adrian Willings

With a main screen and secondary touch panel, the X 2S is unusual. Beyond the second screen it's feature packed with strong gaming specs and more. Read more

Is there another Batman game in the works?
Is there another Batman game in the works? By Adrian Willings

The team behind Batman: Arkham Origins has recently Tweeted, for the first time in years, with hints at a possible new Batman game. Read more

Court ruling means you might be able to sell your Steam games
Court ruling means you might be able to sell your Steam games By Adrian Willings

A recent ruling by a European court suggests that users should be able to resell games from their Steam library in the same way they would physical ones. Read more

An amazing glimpse of decades of space exploration with NASA
An amazing glimpse of decades of space exploration with NASA By Adrian Willings

Discover a collection of some of the best images captured by NASA for us to explore and enjoy. Decades of space exploration and adventures. Read more

UK Government is scrapping the plug-in car grant subsidy sometime soon
UK Government is scrapping the plug-in car grant subsidy sometime soon By Adrian Willings

If you're considering buying a new electric car then you might be aware of the plug-in car grant. Now the government is making plans to end it. Read more

44 breath-taking images from the International Space Station
44 breath-taking images from the International Space Station By Adrian Willings

We've gathered together some of the most impressive images of our world snapped from the International Space Station for your viewing pleasure. Read more

Facebook is launching more Portal smart display devices in more places
Facebook is launching more Portal smart display devices in more places By Adrian Willings

Facebook's Portal smart display devices have been in the US for a while, but now the company is launching more devices and in other countries too. Read more

Facebook Portal TV initial review: Trust Facebook to take over your TV?
Facebook Portal TV initial review: Trust Facebook to take over your TV? By Adrian Willings

Facebook Portal TV is an interesting way to turn your TV into a large, user-friendly video-calling screen, and a great device for keeping in touch. Read more

Facebook Portal Mini vs Portal vs Portal+ vs Portal TV: What's the difference?
Facebook Portal Mini vs Portal vs Portal+ vs Portal TV: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

Facebook now has several different smart displays aimed at video calling and helping you connect with your loved one. Which is the one for you? Read more

Snapchat is considering a dedicated news tab
Snapchat is considering a dedicated news tab By Adrian Willings

It seems that Snapchat is following in Facebook's footsteps by working on a dedicated news tab for its service. Read more

Rockstar releases its own PC games launcher: Grab GTA San Andreas for free to celebrate
Rockstar releases its own PC games launcher: Grab GTA San Andreas for free to celebrate By Adrian Willings

Rockstar is following the crowd and releasing its own games launcher for PC gamers. Does this mean Red Dead 2 is coming to PC soon? Read more

Blue reveals a new professional mic for streamers and content creators
Blue reveals a new professional mic for streamers and content creators By Adrian Willings

Blue is launching a new professional USB microphone with advanced audio software designed to make it the ultimate tool for creators. Read more

26 famous artworks re-imagined with smiles and old age filters
26 famous artworks re-imagined with smiles and old age filters By Adrian Willings

Ever wondered what it might be like if the subjects of classic oil paintings had grown old and happy then had their likeness painted again? Read more

HTC Vive vs HTC Vive Pro vs HTC Vive Pro Eye vs HTC Vive Cosmos : What's the difference?
HTC Vive vs HTC Vive Pro vs HTC Vive Pro Eye vs HTC Vive Cosmos : What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

A comparison of the HTC Vive headsets including both version of the HTC Vive Pro and the newly announced Vive Cosmos. Discover everything you need to know. Read more

HTC Vive Cosmos is now available to pre-order with specs officially confirmed
HTC Vive Cosmos is now available to pre-order with specs officially confirmed By Adrian Willings

HTC has today announced the pricing, official specs and pre-order availability of the new HTC Vive Cosmos VR headset. Read more

20 amusing images of cartoon characters in Photoshopped into Renaissance paintings
20 amusing images of cartoon characters in Photoshopped into Renaissance paintings By Adrian Willings

We love the work of skilled Photoshoppers, reimagining photos or breathing new life into classic artworks. Read more

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