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Vorke V1 Mini-PC Review : Not great as an HTPC but a decent little Windows Box

Pros Solid playback of ‘core’ video & audio Good network & transfer speeds Expandable internal storage Decent price for specification Cons Fan can be heard

PORTAL WI-FI ROUTER REVIEW

HIGHS Attractive design Only router to give you access to all four DFS frequencies Elegant, internal antenna design Simple set-up and configuration Excellent performance compared

Crowdfund this : Wearable Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns to keep an eye on

If you’re looking for the most interesting wearable projects looking for funding on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or other crowdfunding platforms, you’ve come to the right place.

Hands on: Jide Remix Mini review

OUR EARLY VERDICT Should you buy the Remix Mini, be aware of its limitations – this is a £40 PC and no one should expect

Panasonic TX-58DX902B 4K HDR UHD TV Review : Premium performance at a not-so-premium price

The Good Reference greyscale and colour accuracy Superb contrast performance Effective local dimming Uniform backlighting Impressive HDR performance Excellent video processing Solidly constructed Good sound

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Hands-on Review : Is This Linux Laptop Worth $1,500?

Thanks to its lightweight chassis, gorgeous screen and epic battery life, the Dell XPS 13 has been our favorite laptop overall for more than 18

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

Verdict An interesting idea and decent sound, but shonky construction and better rivals hold the Henry back For Better than the sound card built in

Here’s your chance to see the Blocks modular smartwatch in action

The Blocks smartwatch is nearly here, and the modular smartwatch has been going through some changes since we last saw it, as the company prepares

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition review

PROS Ubuntu OS Scopes system is great Great specs for the money CONS Lack of apps Fairly buggy software KEY FEATURES Ubuntu OS 5.7-inch AMOLED

Samsung KS7500 (UE55KS7500) UHD 4K TV Review

Pros Impressive greyscale and colour accuracy Excellent black levels and contrast ratios Decent local dimming Effective video processing Full HDR support Incredibly low input lag

BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition — Update

KEY FEATURES Ubuntu tablet OS 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 5 megapixel front camera 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory 7,280mAh Li-Po battery

Fairphone 2 review

PROS Easy to upgrade and repair Ethically manufactured CONS Bulky, outdated looks Expensive No confirmation of software upgrades KEY FEATURES 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm

The MSI Z170A SLI PLUS Review : Redefining the Base Line at $130

MSI’s motherboard range seems to expand every generation. Alongside the channel range, there’s the MSI Gaming, micro-ATX gaming, OC Certified, Krait, ECO, SLI PLUS, PC

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

Jolla Tablet review

Pros Sailfish OS looks great on a tablet Welcome Android app support Good quality screen Cons Slightly creaky build quality Easy to get grubby Sluggish

Cyanogen CEO: Cortana will deeply integrate with Cyanogen OS

Cyanogen CEO Kirk McMaster is known for not mincing words when it comes to trying to overthrow Google’s iron hand over its own product. But

Philips Health Watch review – First impressions

First look at the Philips Health Watch smartwatch There’s a running theme with the majority of activity trackers and fitness-focused wearables I’ve tried out over

How to stop pop-up ads on Android: block pop-ups on Android browser, stop pop-up adverts on Chrome for Android

How to block pop-ups on Android phone. Stop pop-up adverts on Android browser and Chrome for Android. Make your Android phone surf faster, and save

Meet Mycroft, an open-source smart-home AI platform

The idea of a single product quarterbacking all of the connected gadgets in your home is an appealing one, but smart home hubs from names

IBM makes ‘biggest code drop’ as Canonical and Suse tie-up brings better Linux to mainframes

IBM HAS ANNOUNCED what it describes as the single biggest donation of mainframe code to the open source community, despite reeling from even more financial