Quirky Gadgets For Your Bank Holiday BBQ

Is it just us, or does it feel that every weekend is a Bank Holiday weekend at the moment? Not that we’re complaining of course – we’ll save that for the weather, which is looking predictably unpredictable. That said, we’re going to work on the naive assumption that the weekend will be basked in glorious … Continue reading Quirky Gadgets For Your Bank Holiday BBQ

LG’s new G4 – Android flagship or sinker?

In the battle to be the iPhone-equivalent “flagship” of the Android system, Samsung’s S series and LG’s G series keep staking a fresh claim. It’s the latter that’s about to make the next move with the G4 and it looks to be a case of evolution, not revolution. Unless LG has some surprises up its … Continue reading LG’s new G4 – Android flagship or sinker?

Microsoft Band – fit or flop for the software giant?

Having slipped seriously behind in the smartphone arena it’s interesting to see how Microsoft aims to keep pace with the handheld and wearable market, one area of which – fitness tracking, resulted in the launch of the Microsoft Band. It’s a relatively new market and one that’s been flooded quite quickly with a range of … Continue reading Microsoft Band – fit or flop for the software giant?

ViewSonic VP2780-4K – a strong display at a reasonable price?

Whether you call it 4K or Ultra HD, the next generation of monitors is still too pricey for most consumers. However, for professional use ViewSonic’s new VP2780-4K looks to be a viable budget option. It’s a 27-inch display with a 3840×2160 pixel resolution. When you’re working on graphics or video editing, a sharp picture isn’t sufficient: … Continue reading ViewSonic VP2780-4K – a strong display at a reasonable price?

Huawei P8 – can the new Chinese flagship smartphone keep you out of contract?

SIM-only contracts for smartphones are getting cheaper all the time and more and more discerning individuals are opting not to tie themselves into a talk plan for years, even if that does mean stumping up a fair whack for a  new phone. For many this puts the flagship phones from the major players just out … Continue reading Huawei P8 – can the new Chinese flagship smartphone keep you out of contract?

TOUGH times ahead with the Olympus Stylus cameras

As smartphones incorporate increasingly sophisticated lenses and photo editing software, traditional camera manufacturers need to differentiate their pocket devices from those pesky cellular competitors. One area where a handheld camera can stand apart from a smartphone is in terms of its strength and durability, and the new flagship product in Olympus’s STYLUS TOUGH range represents … Continue reading TOUGH times ahead with the Olympus Stylus cameras

Microsoft’s Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL: what do the critics think?

At last, the highly-anticipated Lumia 640 has hit the high streets and online stores. Lumia’s latest addition to its portfolio will soon be joined by the Lumia 640 XL, due to be available by the end of April. So how are the latest Lumia handsets bearing up to the scrutinising eye of the tech press? … Continue reading Microsoft’s Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL: what do the critics think?

Apple Watch Review Roundup – One Wearable To Rule Them All?

It’s finally here. Well, almost. After months of speculation and anticipation the Apple Watch has become available in the UK for pre-order. Will it revolutionise another market? Will it change the way we live our lives? Will it turn us all into fitness gurus? Only time will tell. Always predestined to become the biggest selling … Continue reading Apple Watch Review Roundup – One Wearable To Rule Them All?