It was amusing to learn that there is a bunch of volatile folk out there in the big wide world whose job it is to test the ruggedness of our consumer technology. They drop, throw, bash and molest the products for us so that we may rest assured that, when our clumsy mittens fumble with … Continue reading First look: PQI H560 HDD, military standard storage
iMac’s used to be the obvious choice for people who prefer style over substance. This is no longer the case, over the last 10 years Apple have steadily improved their all-in-one computer and the latest incarnation is the fastest all-in-one solution on the market to date. The two ultra-high-end 27-inch iMacs are the first to uses … Continue reading Apple iMac (late 2009) 27-inch Review
In the bleeding edge world of technology, graphics cards are probably the bloodiest of them all. The new world’s fastest pixel-pusher is ATI’s 5970, essentially two of its (already pretty impressive) 5870 GPUs squashed into a single card for the considerable sum of £580. Well, I say “squashed”, but by all accounts this card is … Continue reading ATI’s 5970 fastest pixel-pusher goes up to (DirectX) 11
Hardware sales in Japan have always been a good indicator of Nintendo’s prospects, strong sales in Japan synonymous with Nintendo’s continued success worldwide. Recently however, Sony Japan have slowly but surely been eating into Nintendo’s market share. During the week ending 15th November 2009, the PS3 sold nearly 40,000 units a piece in Japan while … Continue reading Analysis: Will the Wii fall foul of its own success?
Like some sort of mildly advanced superhero, Netgear is swooping in with its new Stora network drive to bring serious RAID backup to the average PC user who is only slightly more terrified of network settings than they are about error messages containing the word ‘fatal’. In a world where houses seem to have netbooks … Continue reading Netgear Stora brings RAID to the rabble
Over on the other side of the pond our American cousins have had the pleasure of being able to download movies at their whim straight to their PS3 or PSP for well over a year; today, finally, Sony’s Video Delivery Service launches in the UK. So what’s it all about? Well, by logging into PSN … Continue reading Video delivery service for PS3/PSP hits UK
Rock god Alice Cooper might be asking us to throw out our TVs for a new Sony Bravia, but now it’s PCs and games consoles that are taking on the telly’s job – Xbox 360 users can access Sky TV, the Wii is set to get the BBC’s iPlayer, and now there’s Packard Bell’s latest … Continue reading Packard Bell released first-ever “Freeview Certified” PC
Just completed that awfully tedious and awkward mission in Grand Theft Auto? Well, you can now tweet about it straight from your Xbox 360, let your Facebook friends know and listen to some celebratory tunes on last.fm! It’s the next step in Microsoft’s quest to twist the Xbox 360 into a social media hub, bringing … Continue reading Tweetbox? Twitter, Facebook, Zune & Last.fm on Xbox