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Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 initial review: The world’s thinnest gaming laptop... for now
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 initial review: The world’s thinnest gaming laptop... for now By Adrian Willings

There's an ongoing battle in the gaming laptop space to create the thinnest, most impressive and aesthetically pleasing devices. A series of ultrabook-styled laptops have appeared from the likes of MSI, Razer and more.The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 is... Read more

Asus Republic of Gamers announces the world's thinnest gaming laptop
Asus Republic of Gamers announces the world's thinnest gaming laptop By Adrian Willings

Asus' gaming brand, Republic of Gamers, has today announced the latest in its gaming laptop line-up with the Zephyrus S (GX531). This new machine is said to be the thinnest gaming laptop on the market - taking the reigning title from Razer's Blade 15. At... Read more

Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse
Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse By Adrian Willings

Isn't Amazon great? From humble beginnings, the e-retailer has gone from strength to strength and now you can pretty much buy anything and have it delivered to your door in a matter of hours (sometimes same day if you really can't wait). With so many... 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

Setting out on a mission to find the very best gaming headsets was a daunting task. There are a multitude of options out there - wired, wireless, closed and open cup designs, stereo and surround sound headsets, oval and round earcups, leather and material... Read more

How to sync Philips Hue lights with your favourite games, music and movies on PC
How to sync Philips Hue lights with your favourite games, music and movies on PC By Adrian Willings

A while ago, Philips announced the promise of improvements to the Philips Hue lighting range with the addition of Philips Hue Entertainment. This system allowed for the creation of entertainment zones within your home where smart lighting could be... 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

Meet the Photoshop artist you'd want to be trolled by
Meet the Photoshop artist you'd want to be trolled by By Adrian Willings

We all have our flaws and features of our body that we'd love a professional to edit out of our photos. Or maybe the perfect selfie that's been ruined by a photo-bombing pet or random stranger in the background. A skilled Photoshopper might be able to... Read more

Best upcoming PC games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond
Best upcoming PC games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond By Adrian Willings

There are plenty of incredible games coming to PC in the next few months and beyond.From triple-A titles to highly hyped gems, there's plenty to look forward to, whatever your gaming passion. We've hand-picked some of the best, including trailers for... Read more

Fortnite on Android: These are the devices Fortnite will work on
Fortnite on Android: These are the devices Fortnite will work on By Adrian Willings

Recently there were rumours that Samsung might be partnering with Epic Games to offer Fortnite on the Galaxy Note 9 for 30-days exclusively. This will be the first iteration of the already massively popular game to reach Android phones. The XDA-Developers... Read more

No Man's Sky tips for beginners: Essential things to know to get ahead in the space race
No Man's Sky tips for beginners: Essential things to know to get ahead in the space race By Adrian Willings

No Man's Sky originally launched back in 2016 full of promise but left many feeling underwhelmed and grumbling at the lack of multiplayer options.Recently, a massive update arrived in the form of No Man's Sky Next. This new release adds a swathe of changes... Read more

PUBG's newest feature might upset many players
PUBG's newest feature might upset many players By Adrian Willings

A new patch for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds includes a change to the game that has ruffled a few feathers among serious gaming fans. This new feature is part of the current test patch which isn't quite live just yet but is already causing a bit of... Read more

Google Maps update brings a nifty feature to location tracking
Google Maps update brings a nifty feature to location tracking By Adrian Willings

You might already be aware of the ability within Google Maps to actively share your location with loved ones, friends and family members.This is not only a great way to keep an eye on your favourite people when they're out and about, but also serves to... Read more

Fitbit Charge 3 leaked images show new straps and a fresh design
Fitbit Charge 3 leaked images show new straps and a fresh design By Adrian Willings

Fitbit has been concentrating on fully-fledged smartwatch-styled fitness trackers of late, with the popular Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa being the most recent and interesting devices. Now possible leaked images show that a redesigned Fitbit Charge... Read more

Birthday tech: The most popular in gadgets from the year you were born and beyond
Birthday tech: The most popular in gadgets from the year you were born and beyond By Adrian Willings

Technology has been changing at a break-neck speed and developments over the last few decades have really been incredible. But what was popular on your birthday?We've put together a list of the most interesting, popular and powerful pieces of technology... Read more

Fancy your own HAL-9000 command computer?
Fancy your own HAL-9000 command computer? By Adrian Willings

If you've ever dreamt of owning your own HAL-9000 command computer, then your dreams might finally have come true. Master Replicas Group has managed to smash its funding goals on Indiegogo and is offering fully working replicas for 2001: A Space Odyssey... Read more

Amazing photos of space as captured in No Man's Sky
Amazing photos of space as captured in No Man's Sky By Adrian Willings

No Man's Sky is suddenly more popular than ever before and with photo mode, users are sharing some pretty incredible views from the depths of space.With close to 100,000 concurrent players on Steam enjoying space adventures over the recent weekend, there... Read more

How to upgrade your gaming area with lighting, speakers and more
How to upgrade your gaming area with lighting, speakers and more By Adrian Willings

You've got an amazing gaming machine and a dedicated play space to enjoy it in, but if you've already upgraded your gaming PC to the max, what else can you do to improve your gaming area? Other than adding a beer fridge, a foot massager and a fancy gaming... Read more

Google declares its official stance on notches
Google declares its official stance on notches By Adrian Willings

Google has announced its guidelines on notches and just how many cutouts Android devices can include. Many modern flagship smartphones are moving towards bigger screens, smaller bezels and larger aspect ratios.Notches have become a necessary evil of this... Read more

The best robot vacuum cleaner 2018: Why do your own cleaning?
The best robot vacuum cleaner 2018: Why do your own cleaning? By Adrian Willings

Household chores like ironing, washing and vacuuming are never particularly enjoyable. In fact, most people hate them and the few that might enjoy them are probably getting paid to do so.Don't worry though, there is something that could make your life... Read more

Neato Botvac D7 Connected update brings multi-floor cleaning to your home
Neato Botvac D7 Connected update brings multi-floor cleaning to your home By Adrian Willings

Neato Robotics is releasing a new software update for the Neato Botvac D7 Connected robot vacuum cleaner today which improves the bot's cleaning abilities. Neato's FloorPlanner Advanced Mapping Technology already allows users of the D7 Connected to... Read more

WhatsApp group video calls are go! Group voice calling is coming, too
WhatsApp group video calls are go! Group voice calling is coming, too By Adrian Willings

Following on Apple's announcement of FaceTime video calling, WhatsApp has announced that it is adding group voice and video calling capabilities, too. WhatsApp users will be able to make a group call with four people on either voice or video in just... Read more

Logitech buys Blue Microphones to beef up its appeal to content creators
Logitech buys Blue Microphones to beef up its appeal to content creators By Adrian Willings

Gaming and peripheral giant Logitech has announced plans to acquire Blue Microphones, a leader in studio-quality microphones and audio equipment. This is a deal that makes a lot of sense as Blue's Yeti and Snowball lines of microphones have become... Read more

Best of Instagram: The most liked posts and followed celebrities
Best of Instagram: The most liked posts and followed celebrities By Adrian Willings

Instagram, the ever-popular photo-sharing service has recently reached a new milestone with a community of 800 million users from around the globe sharing photos on a daily basis. Users engage with the site on a daily basis, following, liking, uploading... Read more

Netgear is adding an audio doorbell to its Arlo home security range
Netgear is adding an audio doorbell to its Arlo home security range By Adrian Willings

Netgear has announced that it is launching a new doorbell to join the company's home security product range. The new Arlo audio doorbell represents an interesting alternative to Nest Hello and Ring Video Doorbells. This new Arlo Audio Doorbell is designed... Read more

Glorious GoPro photos of our amazing, beautiful world
Glorious GoPro photos of our amazing, beautiful world By Adrian Willings

GoPro has an annual contest to choose the best photos from around the world. The company encourages users to snap and submit photos to the GoPro Awards. GoPro asks for any photo that captured the world's beauty and helped remind others of the importance... Read more

Astounding images from the depths of the Universe courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope
Astounding images from the depths of the Universe courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope By Adrian Willings

Some of the best images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope show a Universe full of wonder and magnificence.We've collected some of the most incredible views, to show you just how breath-taking space can be. Just be prepared to feel a little insignificant. The... Read more

Stunning photos from The Nature Conservancy 2018 global photo contest
Stunning photos from The Nature Conservancy 2018 global photo contest By Adrian Willings

This year The Nature Conservancy's global photography contest had a record number of entries with over 50,000 submissions from over 135 countries. The organisation's director of photography, Bill Marr said "TNC's Photo Contest is a wonderful intersection... Read more

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

Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world.Spotify is immediately appealing because you can access content for free by simply signing up using an email address... Read more

Get Amazon Kindle Unlimited free for three months
Get Amazon Kindle Unlimited free for three months By Adrian Willings

Amazon Prime Day starts today there's an attractive offer for Kindle owners.Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service - also lovingly known as "the Spotify of books" - is currently available with three months free.That means that if you own a Kindle you can... Read more

How to get started with Amazon Echo and Alexa
How to get started with Amazon Echo and Alexa By Adrian Willings

Your Amazon Echo has just arrived and you might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, do you know the first things you should do with your new Echo? Alexa is the virtual assistant inside Amazon Echo devices - for a briefing... Read more

Amazing and cringe-worthy selfies: From the dangerous to the downright gross
Amazing and cringe-worthy selfies: From the dangerous to the downright gross By Adrian Willings

The selfie phenomenon is unrelenting, you can't open a browser without someone's self-taken mugshot gurning down on you.That said, we'd be lying if we didn't dot our own social media accounts with a surreptitiously taken smartphone snap taken at arm's... 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

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

If you're looking for an intelligent smart home speaker, then one powered by Google is likely to be a good alternative to the Amazon Echo range. Like the Amazon Echo smart speakers, Google Home devices are available in a range of sizes. While they all... Read more

Best HTC Vive accessories: Upgrade and enhance your VR experiences with these gadgets
Best HTC Vive accessories: Upgrade and enhance your VR experiences with these gadgets By Adrian Willings

There's no denying that virtual reality gaming is a lot of fun. There's also not many VR experiences better than those available on the HTC Vive and HTC Vive Pro.The HTC Vive is an impressive bit of kit for sure, but that doesn't mean it can't be improved... 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

Keyboards are a personal preference, gaming keyboards equally so. A good quality gaming keyboard can make all the difference when you're in the heat of battle. The best mechanical keyboards not only offer extra key travel, but a choice of tactile response... Read more

Best 360 cameras: The best VR and 360 cameras, no matter your budget
Best 360 cameras: The best VR and 360 cameras, no matter your budget By Adrian Willings

With virtual reality headsets becoming more popular and platforms like Facebook and YouTube supporting 360-degree photos and videos, it's no surprise to see more 360 cameras coming to market. There is now a range of capable cameras available at wildly... Read more

Awesome high-speed photography that's bound to astound
Awesome high-speed photography that's bound to astound By Adrian Willings

High-speed photography involves using the right equipment to capture fast-moving objects, people and things in a way that's not otherwise possible. It's often used for sports photography and other events that involve fast-moving moments, but some photographers... Read more

iLife V8s robot vacuum cleaner review: Automated cleaning and mopping ahoy
4.0 stars iLife V8s robot vacuum cleaner review: Automated cleaning and mopping ahoy By Adrian Willings

Love them or loathe them, robot vacuum cleaners are a mixed bag (if you'll excuse the pun). Some are packed with every possible feature you could ever want and some you don't, while others are built to do a simple job with as little fuss as possible.... Read more

Oculus Go standalone VR headset: Price, specifications and everything you need to know
Oculus Go standalone VR headset: Price, specifications and everything you need to know By Adrian Willings

Oculus now offers a wire-free, standalone virtual reality headset in the form of the Oculus Go. This device was originally announced during the company's Connect 4 conference and is designed to sit between mobile VR, such as a Samsung Gear VR, and high-end... Read more

Mind-blowing works of hyper-realistic art you won't believe aren't photos
Mind-blowing works of hyper-realistic art you won't believe aren't photos By Adrian Willings

We've seen plenty of incredible images captured on film and with digital cameras in recent years. Whether brilliant photographs from space, amazing images from a new perspective or astounding aerial photographs snapped with drones, there are plenty of... Read more

Brilliant views from around the world captured by Street View
Brilliant views from around the world captured by Street View By Adrian Willings

If you dig around enough in the street level view of our world available on online maps, then you'll soon find a few hidden treasures. Whether that's beautiful places you can explore from the comfort of your own home or hilarious happenings from the other... Read more

Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset review: The best WMR headset?
3.5 stars Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset review: The best WMR headset? By Adrian Willings

Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is Microsoft's route into virtual reality (VR) experiences for Windows, without the need for an ultra-fast and expensive PC setup. There are a variety of third-party headset options, of which the Asus Windows Mixed Reality... Read more

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

Space is an incredible place, not just for the breathtaking views from new angles, but no doubt for the sheer feeling of insignificance the visions of our universe must give for astronauts lucky enough to blast off up and out of the atmosphere. The International... Read more

Vampyr review: All talk and no bite
3.5 stars Vampyr review: All talk and no bite By Adrian Willings

When we hear the words "vampire" and "RPG" in one sentence, there's something that gets our blood racing. Maybe it's because a decade ago we were happily playing Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.Fast-forward to 2018, however, and the throwback kid... Read more

The Solus Project review: A space survival VR adventure that'll sends chills down your spine
4.0 stars The Solus Project review: A space survival VR adventure that'll sends chills down your spine By Adrian Willings

Many of us dream of going to space, blasting off through the atmosphere in a spacecraft destined for other worlds. Though that might not be a possibility for most, even within our lifetime, it doesn't mean we can't daydream of the adventure. With the... Read more

Then and now: A photographic vision of the past
Then and now: A photographic vision of the past By Adrian Willings

As the years pass by, places and landscapes change, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Over the decades, endless photos have been snapped from around our world. A small collection of history and photography buffs have sifted through these... Read more

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

Gaming mice are the high-end devices of the mouse world. They are designed to be more accurate, offer a more comfortable experience and are built to last - as gamers are likely to spend more time with their mouse than anyone else.Top-of-the-range gaming... Read more

How to become an Instagram sensation without ever leaving the house
How to become an Instagram sensation without ever leaving the house By Adrian Willings

If you're an Instagram user, then you've probably seen holiday snaps in your feed and come across Instagram travellers showing off the wonderful sights you've never seen from all around the world. If you can't afford a holiday, can't get the time off... Read more

Arizona Sunshine review: Now with even more zombie slaying madness
4.5 stars Arizona Sunshine review: Now with even more zombie slaying madness 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

Incredible photos that flip your perspective of the world
Incredible photos that flip your perspective of the world By Adrian Willings

Instagram is awash with photographers who are obsessed with using depth of field techniques to create incredible shots and astound the eye. Throw in a few refractions, reflections and real-world locations and you've got a perfect mix to create some great... Read more