star trek
Don’t Forget, Every Star Trek Series Had a Terrible First Season

On Sunday night Star Trek: Discovery debuts in the US, followed by an international debut on Netflix less than 24 hours later. Expectations are... mixed, to say the very least. Some people seem adamant that the series will be a spectacular failure, while others hold out hope that it will be a return to form that we haven't really seen on TV since the Voyager finale.* Read More >>

Shopping List
The Best Gadgets and Gear for Students New and Old

September is close to ending, which means the students have started heading back to University to drink their way through an education. Whether you're a first timer, or going in for repeated years, there are things you can buy to make your life a lot easier. Here are some of the technological marvels that can make your three-four years more comfortable. Read More >>

star wars
Lego’s Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon is Proof Lego Isn’t Just a Kid’s Toy

Last Friday I got a very large package delivered to my flat. A supposedly child-friendly package, before anyone starts asking about porn-based innuendos. Inside was the latest edition to Lego's product line, a set that makes fans of Lego Star Wars simultaneously marvel at its grandeur and shriek with abject horror. Read More >>

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Our Friends at TechRadar Just Went Hands-On With the iPhone X – Here’s What They Thought

The iPhone X won't be released until next week, and we probably won't be seeing proper reviews hit the net for a while. Still Apple is letting journalists go hands-on with the device, and our pals at TechRadar were lucky enough to be there playing with the new device. You can check out their thoughts here, but if you don't feel like it we've got a few quotes to tease you with. Read More >>

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Everything the iPhone X Doesn’t Have

So we've got the iPhone X out into the real world away from the dredges of leak and rumour hell. There's a lot of changes to be had in this new device, some of which are unique and some of which are not. Still, there are still things it doesn't have. Not a lot, since smartphone innovation is completely static right now, but there are a few things you can enjoy if you buy a phone from someone else. Read More >>

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Every iPhone X Feature You Can’t Get in a Non-Apple Smartphone

Apple just announced the iPhone X, the phone that celebrates the tenth anniversary of the launch of the iPhone with a slew of new features designed to usher in the new age of smartphones. But just how unique are all those features? What does the iPhone X offer that you can't get elsewhere? Let's take a look. Read More >>

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Apple Quietly Introduced Fast Charging For iPhone X and iPhone 8

Apple's announced a lot of new stuff tonight, but there's one important feature coming to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X that it didn't even bother to mention out loud: fast charging. Just look at the very bottom of the specs lists: Read More >>

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Well Here it is at Last: the iPhone 8

So Apple just announced the latest line of iPhones, with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Presumably taking the place of what would have been the 7S, since this isn't the bezeless home button-free display we've seen in leaks. Read More >>

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You’ll Have to Go to EE if You Want to Make Calls on Your Apple Watch

Apple just revealed that the third iteration of the Apple Watch will make calls (just like the three-year old Samsung Gear S), so you can pretend you're Dick Tracy and (hopefully) not look like a huge twat in the process. Read More >>

apps of the week
The Week’s Top Android, iOS, and Windows Apps

It's been a very long week and a half. IFA kicked off last week in Berlin, bringing with it about 15-20 miles of walking around trying to see all the weird and wonderful gadgets on show. Also all the phone cases and handbags that were there for some reason. But things are getting back to normal. Aside from the iPhone launch due next Tuesday, it's finally starting to quiet down. Until Christmas rolls around, anyway. Read More >>

transport
TfL is Investigating London’s Latest Uber Rival

There are probably a few dozen methods of transport you can choose from in London, and a number of them are different apps you can use to find someone you can pay to drive you around. Stuff like Uber, Kabbee, Hailo, MyTaxi, and so on. As of a few days ago there's a new one on the scene called Taxify, and it's already potentially finding itself in hot water with Transport for London. Read More >>

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The BBC’s Making an Interactive Radio Play for Alexa and Google Home

Those smart speakers and virtual assistants have a lot of useful and not so useful features, but the whole voice control thing means there's still a lot of untapped potential. Hoping to unlock another slice of said potential is the BBC, which has announced a new interactive radio play for both Amazon's Alexa and Google Home. Read More >>

booze
Surrey Just Overtook London as the Home of the UK’s Most Expensive Pint

For many a year people in London have had to deal with the fact that buying booze in the local pub is expensive. So expensive that you could buy two or three pints for the same price in other parts of the country. Well now they can breathe a sigh of relief, because it's no longer the most place with the most expensive pints. Read More >>

security
Domain Registrar Enom Left .uk Domains Vulnerable to Theft for Over Four Months

There are plenty of ways for hackers and other nefarious individuals to mess with your shit online, so it certainly doesn't help when companies responsible for keeping things safe fail to fix any gaping holes in their security. It turns out thousands of .uk domains were left at risk for more than four months because domain registrar Enom only just patched up a serious security flaw. Read More >>

design
Expanding Clothing for Kids Just Won the UK James Dyson Award

One of the worst parts about being a parent (I assume, anyway) is the fact that kids grow out of their clothes almost immediately. You can buy two sizes too big to give them time to grow, but wouldn't it be great if the clothes grew with them? That sort of thinking just won one person the UK edition of the James Dyson awards. Read More >>