HTC Is Making a Blockchain Phone

Most people know of the blockchain as the ledger that records cryptocurrency transactions. With the help of gadget manufacturer HTC, the world may soon associate the blockchain with smartphones, too. The brand recently announced its intentions to make a blockchain-enabled phone. If successful, it could change how people use their phones and access the associated data. It’s Called the Exodus… [ 711 more words ]

The iPhone X Is Perfect For Gaming

When it comes to gaming, many people are now opting to play on their smartphone rather than console or PC. It can be argued this is due to a number of factors which include the fact that it’s a lot more convenient to game on mobile. There have also been lots of advancements made technology wise where smartphones are concerned, with many now being capable of producing a stunning gaming experience that is comparable to what you’d expect to find on a console. [ 419 more words ]

How to Give Your Gmail Account That Awesome New Interface

There is no doubt that Google’s services are the most commonly use and popular services on the internet today. As of 2016, Gmail, which is an email service developed by Google, had more than 1 billion users. That number has increased significantly and it is now close to 1.5 billion. Google’s Inbox, which was released a few years ago, was the perfect solution for people who were interested in productivity and wanted more options included in the email client; however, for many users, the old Gmail works just fine. [ 763 more words ]

New Acer Nitro VG0 and RG0 Series Gaming Monitors

Many of us are dreaming about owning the new 4K HDR Acer Predator X27, but in reality, it will be out of reach for anyone but the most affluent gamer with reported prices to be around £2,199. For gamers that are not lottery winners, Acer has announced a new range of monitors that are much more wallet-friendly. The new VG0 and RG0 gaming monitors both use AMD FreeSync which cuts down on the costs quite a bit. [ 214 more words ]

Acer Announces Gaming Predator Helios 500 & 300 Notebooks with Core i9 and GTX 1070

Acer has held an event today launching several new devices with many of them focussing on gaming. This included the launch of two new gaming laptops today, the Predator Helios 500 and 300. The Predator Helios 500 has the latest Intel Core i9 CPUs combined with an overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. As with most Predator laptops, you get some typical gamer styling with blue lighting and trim accents that pop on its obsidian-black chassis, the keyboard is also backlit with RGB. [ 186 more words ]

Goodbye notches. The fullscreen Vivo Apex launches on 12th of June with its pop-up selfie camera

The Vivo Apex made waves at the start of the year at CES, with the trend of notches emerging at the time, Vivo bucked the trend and tried something completely different. They integrated a pop-up selfie camera along with in-screen fingerprint reader, this allowed them to develop the Apex with a screen that covers over 98% of the front of the phone. [ 235 more words ]

What Gadgets Have In Store For Gaming?

The gaming industry is now serious business and the past few years have seen massive developments in gaming and gaming accessories. As a result, there is a growing interest in what will be newest as well as most innovative gaming gadgets to come next, and which of these are set to shape the future of gaming? Manufacturers have been producing gaming devices more high tech than just mice, joysticks and… [ 503 more words ]

How to Handle the Errors for Android Wear APIs

Although Apple still dominates the Wearables market, from the look of things, Google is catching up. Android Wear is becoming more and more popular every day and at the moment, according to Mashable, there are over 4000 Android Wear apps on the market today. The True Potential of Android Wear Of course, Android Wear offers a ton of great features out of the box, like push notifications, calendar, etc. [ 539 more words ]

Toshiba TransMemory U365 128GB Review

The Toshiba TransMemory U365 is the latest high capacity USB drive from Toshiba with capacities ranging from 32GB up to 256GB that uses USB 3.0 with a claimed max speed read of 150MB/s The drive uses 3D Flash memory BiCS FLASH which allows them to achieve larger storage capacities. It comes in a plastic housing which feels a little on the cheap side, but the USB section slides back into the shell to provide some protection when transporting it. [ 343 more words ]

Eve & Mattress Apps Worth Knowing About

Sleep trackers, also known as mattress apps, are mobile applications designed to analyze sleep habits and help improve the quality of sleep. People from across the globe are struggling with sleepless nights, which triggered an upsurge in the development of various sleep monitoring apps. There are numerous sleep tracking apps available for the iOS and Android platforms, some more accurate than others, some wearable, some not, some free, some not. [ 507 more words ]

Best Mattress Gadgets to Own: Simba Tips

The National Sleep Foundation states that 45% of Americans are suffering from insufficient sleep or poor-quality sleep. Such dramatic statistics have raised awareness on the adverse effects of not getting enough quality sleep and have driven people to look for solutions that could help them fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and even monitor their sleeping behaviours. While a good mattress is the foundation of a good night’s sleep, a sleeping environment expressly designed to induce and maintain sleep can increase the quality as well as the duration of sleep significantly. [ 501 more words ]

HTC U12+ Full Specification Leaked Plus Photos

Serial leaker Evan Blass has done it again with his latest leak. This time we have the full specification of the phone including images. One of the first things you will notice is the lack of a notch, while it has slim bezels it is more of a 2017 style rather than 2018. The display itself is a 6-inch 2880x1440 18:9 Super LCD. [ 150 more words ]

WiFi Alliance wants cross-compatibility with Mesh WiFi Routers

Mesh Wifi routers are the new big thing in WiFi technology, they fix most of the problems people have with WiFi by offering uninterrupted WiFi across a large area seamlessly. The problem with this technology is that each company uses a different method to achieve the same objective. One common feature is to use a dedicated 5Ghz channel as the backhaul to maintain the connection, but no all devices use this. [ 182 more words ]

Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Mouse Makes Gaming Mice Affordable

I have loved all of the Logitech products I have been sent to review and I use the Logitech G610 and Logitech Pro as my primary keyboard and mouse. Over the past couple of years, we have seen a growing trend towards wireless gaming mice, something that was a massive no-no just a few years ago due to responsiveness. Logitech has alleviated that issue in their devices with… [ 219 more words ]

Netgear Arlo expands range with new Security Light System

Netgear Arlo has been a huge success with its Arlo range of devices, and they are now even breaking it off to be its own business, losing the Netgear branding. Home security cameras do a good job of night-time recording nowadays, but apart from the IR LEDs they don’t really help scare off potential intruders. Therefore, Arlo has launched a new security light that will integrate with the Arlo system. [ 184 more words ]

Five Apps Every Roulette Player Needs

If roulette is your casino game of choice, then you’re probably well aware of the fact you don’t have to head to the casino in order to enjoy the game anymore. Today, you can download all kinds of apps that provide players with realistic and exciting experiences that feel just like the real thing in an actual casino. Whether you’re looking to download your first roulette app, or you just want to find some new ones to try, you will want to take a look at this list. [ 414 more words ]

Onkyo Launch TX-RZ730 and TX-RZ830 9.2-channel A/V Receivers with HDR10/HLG/Dolby Vision

Today Onkyo has announced 2 of their new A/V receivers for the year, the TX-RZ730 and TX-RZ830, both of which are 9.2-ch A/V receivers with 175 W/Ch and 180 W/Ch respectively. The two THX Certified receivers deliver cinema-reference sound in rooms of up to 57 m3. Both are equipped with 11.2-multichannel pre-outs and processing to enable Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® soundtrack reproduction though speaker layouts of up to 7.2.4-ch (with outboard stereo amp). [ 308 more words ]

Why do you need a VPN on Android?

When you think about Android essentials, you might think of your favourite messaging app, a nice case, or good headphones - but a VPN? Believe it or not, a VPN is one app you should not leave home without if you’re an Android user. VPNs are used to boost users’ security and privacy, and both of these can help Android users immensely. [ 595 more words ]

Mini Review: Aukey Ergonomic Wireless Mouse and Extra-Large Mouse Matt

I regularly review Aukey products and find them to be one of the best peripheral and accessory sellers on Amazon. They have recently sent me two new products to review, an ergonomic wireless mouse and an extra-large mouse matt. Mouse Matt As dull as it sounds this is the best item out of the two. Oversized mouse mats have become quite popular in recent years, and this one measures 900x400x4mm. [ 546 more words ]

Yale’s smart lock hub lets you unlock Conexis L1 smart locks remotely

Have you ever needed to let someone in while you are out? Perhaps a partner has lost their keys, or maybe you need to let someone in to do some home improvements while you are at work. If you have one of Yale's smart locks such as the Conexis L1 and Keyless Connected you can now do this using their new smart lock hub. [ 144 more words ]

OnePlus 6 Price and Specification Leak by Amazon: Priced at £459 / 519Euros

We are just 2 days away from the official launch of the OnePlus 6 in London, which I will hopefully be attending. As with all flagship phones nowadays, there has been a constant stream of leaks in the past few months giving us an idea of the specification of the phone. Amazon has been the latest company to leak details of the new phone. [ 234 more words ]

Wasabi Mango UHD430 43-inch 4K 120Hz PC Display with DP 1.4 Now Available for £1,033.01

Many enthusiast gamers have been eagerly waiting for the new generation of 4K monitors that comes with DisplayPort 1.4 which will allow a resolution of 4K a 120Hz. The Acer Predator X27 and Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ are available for pre-order for insane amounts of money – the 27-inch size isn’t ideal for many at 4K either. A relatively unknown Korean brand appears to be offering the product many of us have been dreaming about, the Wasabi Mango U490 is a 43-inch display which is a perfect size for 4K and uses DisplayPort 1.4 allowing for 120Hz with support for full 4:4:4 chroma. [ 134 more words ]

What is HoloLens Technology & Its Practical Implications?

HoloLens is Microsoft’s officially first state of the art mixed reality headset. Mixed reality is the combination of the real world and augmented reality. Augmented reality is different from virtual reality. Augmented reality uses a combination of reality and virtual reality to superimpose images and text on real-world objects. This will allow the user to see and experience things which are not visible to other people in the same setting. [ 551 more words ]

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 details announced

It has already been reported that Qualcomm is launching a successor to its ancient 2100 SoC for wearables. We have also heard that Google will finally be releasing 3 Pixel watches this year, which is probably not coincidental timing. Winfuture have managed to get some more info on this new chip, and it won’t just be used in watches but as a foundation for new Augmented Reality Glasses. [ 164 more words ]

BlackBerry Key2 will be launched on 7th of June in New York

The BlackBerry KEYOne was the phone that BlackBerry should have released many years ago, it was their fantastic hardware and security features built on top of Android. The phone itself wasn’t perfect; it could have done with a bit more processing power especially at its price point. However, it has been one of the most unique and interesting phones of recent years, and amazing to use for email, which is perfect for business users. [ 154 more words ]

Syma X5SW Reviewed - Hit or Miss?

Drones are some of the most popular gadgets nowadays. Due to this fact, more and more companies are developing quadcopters for all purposes. This is why it can be hard to pick the right device for you. Before you decide to purchase a drone, you should take into consideration a few things. For instance, your level of experience and the purpose of the drone. [ 708 more words ]

Qualcomm Will Launch Snapdragon Wear 2100 Successor this Autumn

One of the main factors that have held me back from Android wear has been the lack of progress in the underlying technology. Originally watches were built using Snapdragon 400 processor which was a slight modification of a phone chip; this was succeeded by the Snapdragon Wear 2100 system-on-chip at the start of 2016. Since then not a single chip has been released or even announced. [ 236 more words ]

Tado Launches new Smart AC Control V2

I had the please of meeting up with Tado last week as part of the Smart Home Week campaign; they are one of the most innovative companies that develop smart home heating products. While it may not be of much use in the UK, Tado has had a Smart AC control for a while now, allowing you to intelligently control your air conditioning in a similar manner to your heating. [ 250 more words ]

6 Ways We'll See Gadgets Evolve in the Next Year

A look at the latest technology headlines indicates gadgets are improving quickly, and it won’t be long before the people who buy them can benefit from the latest and greatest features and functions. Let’s take a look at some of the likely changes ahead for the gadgets we love, as well as those we’ve not even imagined yet. 1. More Screen-Based Gadgets With Built-in Assistants… [ 766 more words ]

Google I/O 2018: Google Announces New Android P Features

Each year we see a new version of Android launched with a varying number of tweaks to it, for many people they will never see a working version of this OS until they buy a new phone the following year. Last years Oreo update has still not been pushed too many flagship devices for various reasons, with carriers being particularly bad at updating. [ 616 more words ]

JBL Link Bar with Android TV & Google Assistant Announced

JBL has announced an interesting all in one solution that will no doubt appeal to a lot of people. The JBL Link Bar is a soundbar with Google Assistant and Android TV built into it – allowing you to reduce the clutter around your TV by having one device rather than 2. With the system using Android TV, you will have access to all the services you would normally find on a streaming box including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Kodi and Plex. [ 146 more words ]