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Lenovo Mirage Camera hands-on – VR snaps with point-and-shoot practicality

It’s never been easier to experience virtual reality, with the latest headsets not even forcing you to faff with your phone before diving into all manner of digital worlds. So shouldn’t it be getting easier to create VR content, too? Google and Lenovo think so, and the Mirage Camera could be the piece of tech to do it. The point-and-shoot camera made its debut at CES, and we made sure to try it ou...[Read More]

Screen therapy: the best TVs of CES 2018

We may not have qualified this time around but a whole lot of football teams are going to be kicking balls in the 2018 World Cup this year and that means only one thing in the world of tech: loads of people are about to get a new TV. So CES 2018 has delivered in a big way with a slew of 4K, HDR sets from the likes of Sony, LG, Samsung and plenty of others. As anyone who’s got themselves a bargain ...[Read More]

WTF is MicroLED? Samsung’s new TV tech explained

The TV industry loves jargon almost as much as it likes tempting you into bankruptcy with spectacular new sets. Sure enough, just when we thought we knew our nits from our pixels, Samsung used CES 2018 to announce a new tech to keep us on our toes. MicroLED is the new tech behind the company’s impressive 146in modular TV prototype, “The Wall”, and is promising to improve on traditional LCD TVs by ...[Read More]

Home runs: The 11 best smart home gadgets of CES 2018

There’s no doubt about it: buoyed by the widespread adoption of Alexa and Google Assistant-equipped kit and flexible platforms like Samsung’s SmartThings and Apple’s HomeKit, smart home tech feels like it’s finally on the cusp of mainstream adoption. After a decade or so of languishing in the consumer tech background, connected home products are getting some proper time in the spotlight – and ther...[Read More]

The 5 biggest Nintendo Switch games announced in the latest Nintendo Direct

The Nintendo Switch got off to a phenomenal start in 2017, selling 11 million units while shipping truly fantastic titles like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But what are we going to play on it in 2018? Nintendo had kept that point a bit of a question mark last year, choosing instead to focus on its current crop of games, but the legendary game-maker just unleashe...[Read More]

Games Watch: the 5 best new games coming out in January 2018

Even during the slowest months of the year (January 2018, for example), you’ll find the release list stocked with literally hundreds of games across consoles, PC, and mobile. It’s madness. Given that, it can be easy to overlook some magnificent game releases amidst the stack, but worry not: we’re here to help. Games Watch points out the five biggest and brightest games on the imm...[Read More]

So you just got a… PlayStation 4 Pro

Just recently unwrapped an inviting rectangle with your name on it and found Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro within? Lucky you: that’s the best version of the best console around right now. But you already knew that. What you might not know is what to do next. Are you transferring your games and data over from the original PS4? Do you have a 4K TV and know how to properly configure the consol...[Read More]

So you just got a… Microsoft Xbox One X

The Xbox One X truly lived up to Microsoft’s boasts: it’s the most powerful console on the market today. But how do you make the most of this hulking beast of a games machine? It’s not that hard: you just need to set it up correctly, put some awesome-looking 4K/HDR games and media on it, and then maybe accessorise for extra measure. And we can help with all of that. If you found ...[Read More]

Win one of 25 gold or 25 silver DStv A7 remote controls

Along with the electric toaster, the smartphone and the snorkel, the remote control is one of humanity’s finest inventions, saving us from long walks to the TV and letting us infuriate our kin by changing the channel at crucial moments in their favourite shows. The only thing better than have the remote control in your hand? Having a gold or silver remote control in your hand. The limited ed...[Read More]

The iMac Pro is Apple’s most powerful computer ever

Optimus Prime. The Tesla Model S P100D. A vindaloo curry when you’re not expecting it. These are just a few of the most potent forces known to man, but none of them are quite as powerful as the new iMac Pro. Simply put, Apple’s first new desktop computer since 2009 is an absolute beast. Built for professional video and graphics work, this machine comes with a cavalcade of top-of-the-range sp...[Read More]

Samsung Galaxy S9: Everything we know so far

Several months and several compelling challengers later, Samsung’s brilliant Galaxy S8 still ranks atop our list of the best smartphones today. And it may be the Galaxy S9 that ultimately dethrones it. Yes, just as the sun rises each morning, Samsung will debut a new Galaxy S smartphone in 2018. But after the startling transformation seen with the Galaxy S8 (shown above), will Samsung try to...[Read More]

The 18 movies we’re most excited about in 2018

Even with the start of the year just weeks away, 2018 already looks stacked from a movie-going perspective. As well as the requisite Marvel and Star Wars flicks there are plenty of other big franchise releases already announced, plus a fair few lesser-known-but-probably-more-interesting movies too. We’ve collected all of 2018’s biggest movies here together with their latest trailers. S...[Read More]

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