SoundBlaster Roar: Redefining “all-in-one”

The Creative Sound Blaster was the soundcard of choice, back in the day when people still bought soundcards. However, as the previous sentence indicates, times have changed quite significantly, and Creative have found a way to innovate themselves out of obsolescence. The Sound Blaster Roar is a new kitchen sink approach to the Bluetooth speaker, … Continue reading SoundBlaster Roar: Redefining “all-in-one”

What the critics think of the new Apple Watch

Apple had two big announcements at its Cupertino event – the new iPhone, of course, and somewhat surprisingly, the Apple Watch. It’s been finished at last. Well, it hasn’t been finished – it’s not going to be available until early 2015 at the earliest, but it did have prototypes on show and successfully worked an … Continue reading What the critics think of the new Apple Watch

Review Round-up: Sharp Aquos Crystal Smartphone

Breaking into the Smartphone market is no easy task – the key vendors are pretty well established and are updating and refining models at a fast enough pace to ensure wannabe competitors will have a tough time justifying their credentials. One way to shake things up is to introduce a headline feature that has enough … Continue reading Review Round-up: Sharp Aquos Crystal Smartphone

Sony’s a5100 camera: the height of lightweight photography?

Japanese tech company Sony’s next shot into the smart-camera fray is on the horizon with the upcoming release of their a5100 camera. It promises to be an extremely lightweight, pocket-sized solution to photography needs, boasting a huge 24.3 megapixels and the ability to shoot full 1080p video. Sony promises “Crisp, blur-free action shots and soulful portraits. … Continue reading Sony’s a5100 camera: the height of lightweight photography?

EE and Vodafone jump the gates in providing easy travel payments

Mobile providers are rushing to offer contactless payment for TFL when it is launched on the 16th of September on the London Underground system. Contactless payment cards are debit, credit, charge or pre-paid cards that can be used to make quick, easy and secure payments for everyday purchases under £20. There is no need for … Continue reading EE and Vodafone jump the gates in providing easy travel payments

Microsoft’s Lumia 530: the cheapest top-of-the-line smartphone

Microsoft announced today there will be UK availability for its new Lumia 530 smartphone. While you may be thinking “oh another Lumia, what’s new?” This one could really be a gamechanger – this is reputed to be a premium smartphone with Windows 8.1 features at the knock-off price of as little as £60. So what’s … Continue reading Microsoft’s Lumia 530: the cheapest top-of-the-line smartphone

Canon fire two new shots with PowerShot SX520 HS and SX400 IS

Canon have made further moves into the future with its popular camera range. Starting with the SX520 HS which is the replacement for the SX510 HS, the camera is packed with 16 megapixels, which is to be expected in modern cameras, but what is unusual is the 1 / 2.3inch CCD sensor. This is a strange … Continue reading Canon fire two new shots with PowerShot SX520 HS and SX400 IS

Acton’s RocketSkates – first smart electric skates

RocketSkaters by ACTON are the newest on-shoe skating option. Take roller-skates, add electric engines and balancing technologies and you get RocketSkaters! They may sound simple but it took a lot of research and hard work for the founder of ACTON to rocket the SpnKix prototype to the next level. After a successful campaign on Kickstarter, … Continue reading Acton’s RocketSkates – first smart electric skates