Quick Look – Samsung Odyssey Headset

Samsung’s Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset has some impressive specifications and is pitched at the premium end of the VR market. But… is it any good? The last few months have been kind to VR hardware. With Microsoft’s partners launching a slew of headsets (check out reviews of the Acer…

Intel Meltdown

Hold My Beer Not to be outdone by Apple’s security trip-ups towards the end of last year, Intel have stepped up to the plate to show upstarts like the aforementioned fruit-based company and their rivals Microsoft and Google, how to do a security screw-up properly. What is Meltdown? In summary,…

Doro 8030 Review

Reviewing the Doro 8030 is a little surreal because by all normal measures, it is a terrible example of an Android phone. Running to £120 (SIM-free) on Amazon at the moment, there are plenty of excellent Android devices that come in at a similar price point, all of which leave…

iPhone Battery Ups and Downs

In a gift to tech writers desperate for some copy to fill an otherwise quiet news week in the run up to Christmas, Apple has broken with tradition and confirmed what every iPhone user already knows: new versions of IOS can slow down your iPhone. As the non-replaceable battery of…

Windows Mixed Reality versus Oculus Rift

After spending a little more time than I probably should have playing with… er… reviewing Virtual Reality offerings from Microsoft (in the form of the Acer headset) and Oculus, it is time to lay out the pros and cons of these deeply unfashionable items of headwear and consider where best…

Damson S-Series Dolby Atmos Speakers – Ears On

                    Getting that cinema sound feeling at home usually involves a rat’s nest of cables, multiple boxes, badly drilled holes in several walls and an unhappy partner. Damson seeks to bring Dolby Atmos sound to the masses without needing either a…

Acer Chromebook 11 N7 Review

Chromebooks fit into that category of devices whose time has almost come. Taking aside some of the more excessive outliers (I’m looking at you, Google Pixel) a Chromebook is a very inexpensive way of getting hold of a laptop on which one can do some everyday office tasks. Coming in…

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…

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…

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