Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review (with video)

With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Microsoft introduced support for Windows Mixed Reality, which is Microsoft’s system of Virtual Reality and immersive experiences. Microsoft aren’t making their own mixed reality headsets (other than the enterprise/developer focused Hololens) and have left it to their OEM partners to bring out Windows…

Review – Amazon Echo 2017

I first reviewed the Amazon Echo when it arrived in the UK in 2016 and was impressed. My spouse was less so. Have a year of app updates and some new hardware helped or hindered Alexa’s advance into the home? The 2017 Amazon Echo is shorter and squatter than it’s…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17046

In this video I take a look at the main changes with the new Redstone 4 build of Windows 10. This is build 17046 for Windows Insiders on the fast ring with the skip ahead option and only contains a couple of minor changes. The main change is a new…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #627 – Win a Blink XT!

Welcome to this week’s podcast where we have plenty to talk about as well as a new giveaway. Jason, Richard, Garry and I talk Oculus Rift, StreamVR in Windows Mixed Reality, new Windows Insider builds, Black Friday tech deals, IFTTT, smart home and more. Checkout our new TDL Xbox Club,…

Microsoft release Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17046 for PC

Microsoft have released a new Windows 10 Redstone build for Windows Insiders on the fast ring (skip ahead). Build 17046 has improvements to Microsoft Edge and new input options and new shell options. There are new form filling options that roam between Windows devices: Form Fill for Address fields: Microsoft…

Review – Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose’s already impressive QC35 headphones get friendly with Google. But is the addition of an Assistant worthy of an upgrade? Introduction The first rule of Bose headphone ownership is do not let a five-year-old child near them. The second rule of Bose headphone ownership is DO NOT LET A FIVE-YEAR-OLD…

Taking a look at the Oculus Rift, the granddaddy of PC-based VR

While the Microsoft world is all a-buzz with excitement about the increasingly inaccurately named ‘Mixed Reality’ headsets, those who have perhaps been burned a little too often by Microsoft’s habit of cancelling consumer hardware beloved by the community might want to take a look at the 2-year-old granddaddy of PC-based…

Minecraft is now available on Windows Mixed Reality

Starting today with the latest release of Minecraft for Windows 10 (1.2.5) you can now experience Minecraft in Windows Mixed Reality (it was previously in beta) . This means with the latest Mixed Reality headsets from Lenovo, Acer and other you can explore Minecraft in 3D. While not the biggest Minecraft player…

Introducing Smart Buttons, our new Windows app for IFTTT

For automating the smart home I use IFTTT a lot. IFTTT stands for “If This then that “and is web site where you can create applets that link triggers to actions. For example you could have your Philips Hue turn on when a light sensor determines it’s getting dark or…

Blink XT Home Security Camera

Coming off the back of a very successful 2014 Kickstarter campaign, the Blink range comprises of a set of affordable home security cameras that can be used indoors and now outdoors with the UK launch of the Blink XT camera. The Cameras The existing Blink indoor camera is a 720p…

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