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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Incredible photographer tricks the eye without Photoshop
Incredible photographer tricks the eye without Photoshop By Adrian Willings

Some artists use a camera to create their works of art by simply capturing the world around them. Others use Photoshop to masterfully manipulate photos to transform an image into something new. Others still, use photographic wizardry to create images... Read more

18 incredible images of our world snapped from space
18 incredible images of our world snapped from space By Adrian Willings

Sometimes the world can be a much more revealing place if you take the time to see things from different angle. These incredible angled images captured by Planet Labs SkySat satellites reveal the world from 280 miles up, showing off the contours of our... Read more

Makita DRC200Z robot vacuum review: A cleaning powerhouse that goes and goes
4.0 stars Makita DRC200Z robot vacuum review: A cleaning powerhouse that goes and goes By Adrian Willings

The majority of modern robot vacuum cleaners are streamlined and packed full of functionality such as compatible apps and pairing with smart voice assistants.Not so with Makita - a brand better known for making power tools - which has built the DRC200Z... Read more

Skyrim VR review: Better in virtual reality?
4.0 stars Skyrim VR review: Better in virtual reality? By Adrian Willings

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was originally released way back in the hazy days of 2011. Since then it's seen a few different iterations including a re-released enhanced edition, a portable version designed for the Nintendo Switch and now an outing into... Read more

HTC Vive wireless: How to upgrade your VR headset and ditch those cables
HTC Vive wireless: How to upgrade your VR headset and ditch those cables By Adrian Willings

Cables are a necessary evil of VR gaming on a high-end headset like the HTC Vive or Vive Pro. These devices need to be tethered to a powerful gaming PC to run smoothly but room-scale VR gaming can be frustrating when you can feel cables constantly tugging... Read more

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world
4.0 stars HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world By Adrian Willings

We've dabbled in VR many times before, even as far back as the beginning of the 90s with W Industries' Virtuality system. More recent years have given us mobile-based devices, such as Samsung's Gear VR and Google Cardboard, but such devices are essentially... Read more

Killing Floor Incursion review: A zombie-slaying VR adventure
4.5 stars Killing Floor Incursion review: A zombie-slaying VR adventure By Adrian Willings

Zombie games lend themselves well to virtual reality. Having flesh-eating monsters gnawing at your heels is far more believable than it is on a disconnected screen. As a result there are a lot of zombie-based VR games from which to choose.We're already... Read more

Oculus Go vs Samsung Gear VR vs Oculus Rift: What's the difference?
Oculus Go vs Samsung Gear VR vs Oculus Rift: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

There are now a few different choices for those looking to get into virtual reality with a number of different VR headsets available at varying prices. At one end of the spectrum that are headsets that use compatible mobile devices for their VR content... Read more

Oculus Go review: Affordable VR for the masses
4.0 stars Oculus Go review: Affordable VR for the masses By Adrian Willings

Oculus has been promising standalone virtual reality for some time. No wires. No separate computer.Now that promise is a reality, with Oculus Go. The best VR headsets to buy 2018 Oculus Go standalone VR headset: Release date, price and everything you... Read more

Oculus Go standalone VR headset: Release date, price and everything you need to know
Oculus Go standalone VR headset: Release date, price and everything you need to know By Adrian Willings

Oculus has launched a new 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... 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 your property. It's also the update for the original Nest Cam Outdoor. Nest Cam Outdoor review: Secure... Read more

45 years of Motorola phones: The best and the worst, in pictures
45 years of Motorola phones: The best and the worst, in pictures By Adrian Willings

Motorola recently celebrated 45 years of mobile phone manufacturer. The company behind the world’s first commercial handheld mobile phone has certainly come a long way over the decades. From brick phones big enough to tear your pocket to smartphones... Read more

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

We've been playing with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset for a while now. We've been working our way through the various different games and VR experiences to find the very best currently on offer. With an ever-growing catalogue of games available... 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

Google-owned home tech firm Nest has announced a redesigned smart home security camera. It which sees the power, and intelligence of its Nest Cam IQ moving outdoors.This new model is the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor which improves upon the Nest Cam Outdoor... Read more

Pokemon Go updates with Legendary Pokemon Mew, Latios and Latias
Pokemon Go updates with Legendary Pokemon Mew, Latios and Latias By Adrian Willings

A recent update to Pokemon Go included the addition of new research mechanics with daily tasks and a story mission being added to the location-based AR game.This update allows players to complete various tasks with the aim of unlocking various in-game... Read more

Pokemon Go rewarding players for litter picking on Earth Day
Pokemon Go rewarding players for litter picking on Earth Day By Adrian Willings

22 April is Earth Day - an annual event to celebrate and demonstrate support for the planet through environmental protection. Earth Day has been running since 1970 and this year Pokemon Go players are being encouraged to get involved. Niantic, in collaboration... Read more

MSI unveils the world’s first gaming laptop with an overclocked Core i9 processor and more
MSI unveils the world’s first gaming laptop with an overclocked Core i9 processor and more By Adrian Willings

MSI has unveiled a range of gaming laptops, the flagship of which is the GT75VR Titan which boasts the world’s first Core i9 overclocked processor in a gaming laptop. These new gaming laptops include the GS65 Stealth Thin, GT75VR Titan and the GE... Read more

HTC Vive Pro review: The best VR experience, bar none... if you can afford one
4.5 stars HTC Vive Pro review: The best VR experience, bar none... if you can afford one By Adrian Willings

The HTC Vive is considered by many to be the leading virtual reality device on the market. And from 5 April 2018 things get even more exciting, as there's a new and more advanced option available: the HTC Vive Pro. As the Pro namesake suggests, the updated... 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

The pinnacle of virtual reality gaming now comes in the form of the HTC Vive Pro. This is an incredibly powerful VR headset and a step up from the original HTC Vive. As we mentioned in the review, most of the upgrades are in the headset itself. All the... Read more

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

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

HTC originally announced a new version of the HTC Vive, dubbed the HTC Vive Pro, during CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The company has now confirmed that the new device is available to order and will be shipping 5 April 2018. This new model comes with a number... Read more

Knockout League review: Arcade-style VR boxing is a smash hit
4.5 stars Knockout League review: Arcade-style VR boxing is a smash hit By Adrian Willings

Virtual reality games naturally lend themselves to experiences that require you to move around in a virtual space. Knockout League goes even further: as an arcade-style boxing game, this is one experience that teeters on exhausting.But is it a smash... Read more

28 tech brands that spectacularly went bust or disappeared from existence
28 tech brands that spectacularly went bust or disappeared from existence By Adrian Willings

Over the years, tech start-ups and giants have come and gone. In the ever-changing world of technology, a company needs to do more than just keep up with the times in order to survive. We've seen even huge companies go bust over the few decades and... Read more

How to build and upgrade your own gaming PC
How to build and upgrade your own gaming PC By Adrian Willings

Building your own PC can be an intimidating, exciting, nerve-racking and rewarding experience. Crafting a machine on your own, with a selection of electronic parts is quite a thrill. It also allows you to make something that's personalised to you and... Read more

The Invisible Hours review: A voyeuristic VR delight
5.0 stars The Invisible Hours review: A voyeuristic VR delight By Adrian Willings

Imagine what life would be like if you could watch a movie from any angle you wanted. If you could follow every character at any point and stick with them even if they weren't part of the main action. Then on a whim, you could fast-forward or rewind time... 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

What is Fortnite Battle Royale? How does it work and what devices can you play it on?
What is Fortnite Battle Royale? How does it work and what devices can you play it on? By Adrian Willings

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last few months you might have heard rumblings on social media about Fortnite. A game that's quickly gaining incredible popularity for various reasons not least of which is that it's free to play and available... 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

Somfy One review: Sound the alarm, smart home security gets serious
4.0 stars Somfy One review: Sound the alarm, smart home security gets serious By Adrian Willings

When it comes to protecting your home and your family, there are plenty of smart home security camera options to choose from. So many, that it might be hard to decide which one is right for you. Which is why manufacturers are working hard to deliver powerful smart... 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

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

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

iRobot Roomba 980 robot vacuum review: The Alexa and Google Home compatible cleaning bot
4.0 stars iRobot Roomba 980 robot vacuum review: The Alexa and Google Home compatible cleaning bot By Adrian Willings

The iRobot Roomba range of robot vacuum cleaners are probably the most well-known, thanks in part to the "shark cat riding a Roomba" YouTube video that went viral a few years back, but also because of the superb cleaning abilities these robots offer.These... 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

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

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

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

Samsung VR7000 Powerbot review: This robot vacuum really sucks
5.0 stars Samsung VR7000 Powerbot review: This robot vacuum really sucks By Adrian Willings

The world of robot vacuum cleaners is a mixed bag of similar-looking devices with a varying appeal and abilities. Choosing the right one can be tough - as not only are they expensive luxury items, their cleaning potential often isn't ample to negate the... Read more