Open Source

Surface Go with Linux Review: almost the perfect open source notepad

You have probably had your fill of Surface Go reviews that seem to split the tech world in two. You’ve also most likely seen the

Chromebooks dual-booting Windows 10 is a terrible idea

After years of being ignored, if not ridiculed, Chromebooks are slowly becoming more interesting and more appealing. Chrome OS, combined with Android and Linux, is

AsteroidOS review : We get to know the smartwatch OS alternative to Google’s Wear OS

While AsteroidOS doesn’t have the same sophistication and app support as Wear OS, there’s a lot to like in this open source effort, and it’s

5 Reasons to Wait for the Pixel 3 & 3 Reasons Not To

Google is reportedly working on a new Pixel 3 and this guide will take you through some reasons why you should, and maybe shouldn’t, wait

Samsung Gear S4 with Wear OS: Tizen is dead

Although they have never really disappeared, traditional smartphone manufacturers have more or less backed out of the smartwatch market. It has become the territory of

Best DOCSIS 3.0 modem (in 2018)

The DOCSIS 3.0 modem has been around for quite some time and its reach has spanned over both the the entry-level segment (4×4 and 8×4

Android P name, news and features: Will Android P be called Android Pineapple Cake?

Android 9 is almost upon us; here’s everything we know so far about Android P Very soon, Google’s 2018 I/O developer conference will be upon us.

Android in 2017: the highs and the lows

Another 365 (and one-fourth) days have passed. Naysayers have again been proven wrong. Android is still going strong and the open source operating system is

Panasonic TX-50EX750 review

OUR VERDICT Cosmetically, the EX750 is a sumptuous 4K flatscreen, but limited HDR effectiveness and bewildering image options make this TV a cautionary buy. FOR

Pinebook 14-inch review

OUR VERDICT If you’re after an affordable Linux laptop, look no further. Yes, you’ll need to get used to the keyboard, and the touchpad is

System76 Galago Pro review

OUR VERDICT A high-end laptop that offers a stylish all-aluminium design, lots of processing power, a generous selection of ports and a vibrant HiDPI screen

GPD Pocket Ubuntu Editon Review

PROS Terrific build quality and design Generous RAM size Bright, high-resolution screen for its size CONS Painful keyboard layout Poor thermal management No microSD card

Smart rings: The good, the bad and the ugly in smart jewellery

Connected tech moves to the finger but the results aren’t always perfect While Apple, Fitbit and Xiaomi have ensured that smartwatches and fitness trackers create

Best VR headsets 2017: HTC Vive, Oculus, PlayStation VR compared

We’ve seen a virtual reality explosion over the last few months, and now in 2017 there’s an amazing variety of VR headsets to choose from.

Panasonic TX-65EZ1002B 4K OLED TV Review: Hollywood tuned for consumers and professionals

The Good Superb blacks and contrast ratio Fantastic dynamic range Reference image accuracy Great detail just above black Excellent video processing Wide viewing angles Low

Samsung QE65Q8C QLED 4K HDR TV Review : Can Samsung’s Q8C deliver the full potential of HDR?

The Good Detailed accurate picture Local dimming effective with SDR Wide colour gamut High peak brightness Low input lag Easy to setup and use Great

Living with Asteroid OS – The open source Android Wear alternative

Asteroid OS is an open source, Linux-based smartwatch OS developed primarily by a French student and hoping to take on the might of Android Wear

Hands on: Jide Remix Mini review

The history of alternative operating systems is littered with dead bodies from big and small companies – from the mighty IBM and the mightier Intel

Hands on: Onda OBook 10 SE review

OUR EARLY VERDICT Remix OS is a refreshing operating system but the impending merger between Chrome OS and Android may well make it less attractive,

Henry Audio USB DAC 128 MkII review

If you’ve ever thought to your self “DACs are all good and that, but what I really want is one I can open up and

The Intel Xeon E5 v4 Review: Testing Broadwell-EP With Demanding Server Workloads

We have been spoiled. Since the introduction of the Xeon “Nehalem” 5500 (Xeon 5500, March 2009), Intel has been increasing the core counts of their

Razer announces OSVR’s first batch of SteamVR games

This week is a big week for “unreal” reality. Microsoft has just started the pre-orders of its prohibitively expensive augmented reality HoloLens development edition headgear.

Raspberry Pi 3 gets 64-bit CPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

While personal computers have mostly migrated to 64-bit CPUs more than a decade ago, mobile devices and embedded computers have only started their journey a

Definitive Technology W Studio Micro 3.1 review

Highs Warm and detailed midrange Clear, present dialog and upper register Rich musical bass Play-Fi multiroom technology Lows Upper mids can sound a bit pinched

AsteroidOS can run on some Android Wear smartwatches

There are several smartwatch operating systems out there today. A number of the wearables available right now run Android Wear. A new watch OS has

Nintendo 3DS runs Windows 95, for real

Compared to running the very same OS on a smartwatch, seeing Windows 95 booting up on a New Nintendo 3DS might look tame in comparison.

LG will show off new webOS 3.0 for smart TVs at CES 2016

webOS started out life as an open source descendant of the now defunct Palm OS, initially geared to become a mobile platform to stand tall

Meizu m1 metal review

1. Introduction Meizu’s Blue Charm lineup is leveling up with the latest Meizu m1 metal addition. It keeps the low-budget/high-performance profile but Meizu managed to

Blocks reveals updated design and glimpse at bespoke OS

Blocks, the modular smartwatch, is nearing the final stages of its Kickstarter run and getting ready to start making deliveries in May. This should be

Android Marshmallow demands devices show ALL battery info

Google’s collection of “Compatibility Definition” requirements for Android 6.0 Marshmallow includes a clause on battery transparency. What you’re going to find there – if you’re