Top 5 Gadget Flops

Creating a new piece of technology requires years of research, painstaking development, numerous product designs and a great deal of testing. Vast teams of engineers with boundless experience work tirelessly to produce the latest gadget that aims to revolutionise the way we go about our daily lives. However, not every product is a success, with … Continue reading Top 5 Gadget Flops

Acer Aspire R7: Lifestyle Laptop Computing

Despite Windows 8’s poor sales, there’s never been a better time to invest in a new laptop computer. With the new operating system, Microsoft has gone to great lengths to make Windows more of a lifestyle product by introducing touch capabilities and a completely new user interface, and this week Acer has just launched a … Continue reading Acer Aspire R7: Lifestyle Laptop Computing

Griffin MouthStick Stylus: Touchscreen Technology For All

The near ubiquity of touchscreen technology is amazing but consider the plight of people who have motor impairments or other disabilities that restrict the use of their hands. Well the folks at Griffin know the importance of keeping technology accessible to as many people as possible and have introduced the Griffin MouthStick Stylus. It’s designed … Continue reading Griffin MouthStick Stylus: Touchscreen Technology For All

Chromebook Pixel Review Roundup: Google Goes Premium

Slowly but surely, Google’s Chrome OS is gaining ground. Chromebooks – cheap, lightweight laptops featuring nothing but the Chrome Web browser – are beginning to sell in significant numbers, and within the last 12 months we’ve seen new models from HP, Lenovo, Acer and Samsung. The Pixel is Google’s attempt to make its own flagship … Continue reading Chromebook Pixel Review Roundup: Google Goes Premium

AirStash A02: Stream Theatre

I’ve just purchased an iPad mini. And in a dramatic break with tradition I didn’t max out on storage space as I have with pretty much every other Apple device I’ve purchased since my first foray into Mac Life in 2003 (with a PowerBook that still boots and gets online). This isn’t a break with … Continue reading AirStash A02: Stream Theatre

Best iPad Mini Keyboard case: Belkin FastFit vs Logitech Ultrathin

Retina display quibbles aside, the iPad mini is maybe the best iPad Apple have made to date and for certain tasks it has been one of our most pleasurable mobile computing experiences in a long, long time. But as with all iPads from time to time a physical keyboard would be nice (although time has … Continue reading Best iPad Mini Keyboard case: Belkin FastFit vs Logitech Ultrathin

Surface Pro – Battery Life Review Round-Up

As someone who still carts about a relatively hefty five year old Dell laptop, I’ve been itching to splash out on an Ultrabook or tablet-cum-keyboard for some time now. Initially I thought the Surface RT was the answer, but its lack of compatibility with the large plethora of non-Windows software I run, soon ruled it … Continue reading Surface Pro – Battery Life Review Round-Up