2018 brought with a torrent of new gadgets for us to play with and review - and who doesn’t love a good gadget?
We get hands-on with Creative Labs' newest audiophile sound card: The Sound BlasterX AE-9.
Michael Simon and Adam Patrick Murray face off over Google's Night Sight low-light camera mode for the Pixel phones.
Corsair's new K70 is the first to feature Cherry's new Low Profile MX switch, recreating a laptop feel on a desktop keyboard. It won't be to everyone's tastes, but it's pretty damn nice regardless.
We rounded up all the major trailers from the 2018 Game Awards, including quite a few "World Premieres" and a few 2019 release dates.
You can win a Midnight Black OnePlus 6T with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
We tried the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx reference laptop, experiencing ARM64-coded versions of the Firefox browser and Chromium. It felt fast, but independent benchmarking will tell more.
CS:GO finally ditches its archaic $15 price tag and embraces free-to-play, timed with an 18-player battle royale(ish) mode called Danger Zone.
The government was handed a last-minute victory yesterday, with opposition leader Bill Shorten and shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus scrapping plans to amend controversial encryption legislation.
If you’re looking to buy a high-performance, premium Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 should sit somewhere towards the top of your list.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx is working hard to convince PC customers that the chip can offer great performance as well as outstanding battery life.
Microsoft's Edge is embracing the open-source Chromium project and expanding to other operating systems.
We go inside Qualcomm's demo room to show you some of the flagship features of the Snapdragon 855, from intelligent audio filtering to 4K HDR video capture.
Google has announced that it will be shutting down Allo and Hangouts for good, as it again refocuses its messaging strategy on the remaining apps. Here's a simple way for Google to fix it once and for all.
BT has made the decision to strip the equipment of Huawei from its core EE 4G network among growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom infrastructure giant's critical infrastructure footprint. Can - or should - any blame be laid on Huawei, or is this a result of paranoia, projection, or a severe lack of government oversight?
There are countless trends competing for attention in the gaming notebook and laptop space but not all of them are either useful or benefit the core gaming experience. A modern gaming laptop can be expensive so the last thing gamers want in a PC is gimmicks. What they do want is real-world value and extra-utility.
Bang and Olufsen Beoplay A9 Speaker
Apple iMac Pro
Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver Watch
Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB 3000
Samsung QLED 8K TV
Ballistix Sport AT
Toys for Boys
Little Bits DROID Inventor Kit
Nix Pro Colour Sensor
Tivoli PAL BT
ESET Internet Security
Oregon Pro WMR500 Weather Station
ESET Cyber Security Pro for Mac
Osmo Coding Awbie Game
ESET Smart Security Premium
SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3
Naztech Xtra Drive Mini + 256GB microSD Card
Ikea RIGGAD work lamp with wireless charging
TimeFlip Magnet Simple Time Tracking Device
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker
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I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)
It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!
The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.
I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.
If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.
If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.
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