microsoft
Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder, Dead at 65

Paul Allen, the man who co-created Microsoft with Bill Gates, one of the largest and most impactful technology companies in history, has passed away. He was 65. Read More >>

google
Pixel Slate: Google Might Have Finally Made a Near-Perfect Chrome OS Device

After years of trial-and-error Google has finally done what we’ve all asked for and made a Chrome OS tablet. It could be the perfect device for the barebones operating system. Read More >>

intel
Intel Conquers the Mountain AMD Famously Died on and Produces a 5GHz Processor

If you’re in the market for a new desktop CPU, then Intel’s got a whole bunch of new 9th-Gen chips for you to check out, including one with the fastest clock speed ever a mass-produced processor. Read More >>

phones
I Can’t Stop Taking Pictures of Very Smooth People (Including Myself)

Have you heard about the latest Apple-related scandal? No not the right to repair one, or the servers potentially infiltrated by the Chinese government one. I’m talking Beautygate! A growing number of iPhone XS and XS Max users have noted that the cameras on these devices are aggressive in their skin smoothing, and one Twitter user even claims Apple acknowledged it was a bug — riiiiight. But on the Oppo Find X, skin smoothing is a feature and I can’t stop taking pictures using it. Read More >>

apple
Reports: Newest MacBook Pro Bricked If Not Repaired By Apple

New reports from Motherboard and MacRumors suggest that Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro, as well as the iMac Pro, can be bricked if the repairs are not performed by Apple or an Apple Authorised Service Provider. Read More >>

security
Apple and Amazon Call BS on Chinese Spy Microchip Report

Hours after Bloomberg Businessweek claimed Apple and Amazon were two among many victims of an extreme Chinese espionage operation, the two companies have fired back with lengthy statements repeatedly denying Bloomberg’s report and calling the reporting itself into question. Read More >>

reviews
Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Giant Leap

No matter how sceptical we were from the very beginning the Apple Watch is everywhere now. You see them on the wrists of all kinds of people—not just tech nerds. It is officially a thing. And as of the Series 3 last year, it was even a pretty good thing that you could buy without feeling annoyed to hell by shortcomings. So where does that leave us with the Apple Watch Series 4, the device’s first major design overhaul since it was launched? Well, it’s a totally good, not regrettable thing, except bigger—and with bigger ideas that push the boundaries of how we think about wearable devices. Read More >>

apple
iPhone XS Guts Report: How Fast Is the A12 Processor, and How Good Is the Battery Life?

We’ve been using the iPhone XS for exactly two weeks now. It is unsurprisingly a great phone – the best iPhone that’s ever been made, despite a smattering of complaints and issues that have cropped up. Now, after two weeks of testing, here’s a closer look at the phone’s processor and battery. Read More >>

gaming
Nintendo Could Be Fixing the Switch’s Biggest Flaw

If you’ve picked up a Switch you’ve no doubt been impressed by the games and the overall design, but decidedly underwhelmed by the display – which is uglier than the ones found on cheaper products like the £80 Amazon Fire. Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Nintendo is considering another model of the Switch – this time with a display that actually shows off all those pretty games. Read More >>

gaming
The PS4 Finally Has a Super Customisable Controller, and It Is Excellent

It’s taken more years than it should have, but it’s finally here, a PS4-friendly answer to Microsoft’s ultra-customisable Elite controller. The Scuf Vantage might look like a weird third-party peripheral of old, but this officially licensed controller finally delivers all the weird little tweaks I demand, except now configured to actually work with my PS4. Read More >>

microsoft
Microsoft Makes Surface Headphones Now

Microsoft just announced a whole lot of stuff at an event in New York, but it saved the weirdest for last. The company, best known for its software and nice computers, is now making headphones. Read More >>

microsoft
Microsoft Just Announced Great Upgrades to a Whole Bunch of Its Computers

Microsoft announced refreshes to three different computers today and it's proof the company is committed to manufacturing computers, and not just to periodically releasing glitzy overpriced products to showcase Windows. We’re getting the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2, all with nice upgrades inside. Read More >>

hp
HP Thinks It Cracked the 2-in-1 Code

At first glance, the HP Spectre Folio looks like any old tablet in a leather case. It’s not outstanding or even very interesting looking. But it’s a very clever device, hiding in an elegant package. When you see it in person, your excitement slowly builds as its design reveals itself to you. Read More >>

gaming
I’m Finally Convinced: The Nintendo Switch Really Is the Console For Everyone

I didn’t hate the Switch when I reviewed it last year, but after spending an entire day hunting it down in stores I could easily say it wasn’t exceptional enough to warrant camping out or paying Craigslist scalpers. A year later I stand by that sentiment, but I don’t have to stand in line any more. I can stop into any store and pick one up, hassle-free, for £280. Anyone can. Which is wonderful, because despite the system’s vocal gamer fans, the Nintendo Switch is the console that’s actually best for every else. Read More >>

oculus
The Big Thing Facebook Didn’t Say About Oculus Quest

“This is it,” Mark Zuckerberg said to a crowd of developers and press at Facebook’s annual VR developers conference, Oculus Connect. “This is the all-in-one VR experience that we have been waiting for. It’s wireless, its got hand presence, 6 degrees of freedom, and it runs Rift-quality experiences.” Read More >>