The Coolest Stuff I Saw at IFA 2017

In case you hadn't noticed IFA kicked off last week in Berlin, bringing with it a whole of of weird and wonderful gadgets to unleash upon the world. There's plenty of boring and pointless stuff there, as well as a lot of cool stuff that's actually very clever and interesting. Lets take a look at some of that. Read More >>

Toshiba’s AR App Lets You See if That Giant TV Will Actually Fit in Your Living Room

We all like having a TV at home, unless you're some sort of weird anti-display hipster. We all like having nice big TVs as well, seeing as how they're better for all the hi-res content we're consuming. But how can you tell if that TV will actually fit in the broom cupboard you call a home? Toshiba's new app is here to help. Read More >>

Sharp Will Have 8K TVs on Sale as Early as Next March

Despite the fact they've only become affordable relatively recently, 4K TVs have been around for a while. Too long, if Sharp has anything to say about it, because it's unveiled the first wave of its 8K TV and monitor range; which are set to go on sale next March. Read More >>

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Sharp’s Got Lots of New Appliances it Hopes People Will Buy

When we think of events like IFA and the technology that comes along for the ride, most people tend to think of the fancy gadgets like phones, laptops, and TVs we'll never be able to afford. But the regular home appliance stuff is often there too. It's easy to scoff at them getting launched in a similar manner to flagship smartphones, we need it all in our homes. Or most of it anyway. Nobody needs a washing machine or a dishwasher, but life is much more convenient with them both. Read More >>

The New Game by the Rock Band Creators Made Me Feel Like a DJ God

Yesterday my coworker laid the DropMix board out on a table and started dropping cards. Immediately catchy music played from her phone’s speaker and three passing coworkers stopped dead in their tracks. As she removed a card and added another the music changed to accommodate the new beat and one person said, “Is that, like, a mixing game?” Then another spied the colourful box the DropMix resides in when you want to shove it in the closet or under a bed. “Harmonix? The Rock Band guys?” The final never took their eyes off the board as she replaced another card and the music changed again. “I want to buy this.” Read More >>

My Favourite Thing at IFA is This Hi-Tech Bike Helmet

Wandering around the halls of IFA and you will see a lot of repetition, particularly with staple home gadgets like washing machines, fridge/freezers, TVs, and stuff like that. It's nice to come across something new that's actually interesting, and that's exactly how I felt when I found Livall's Helmetphone. Read More >>

Here’s a Stupidly Large 4K TV You’ll Never be Able to Buy

Big tech shows are a great place for tech companies to show off a bunch of outlandish shit that 99 per cent of consumers will never, ever be able to buy. Like this 120-inch 4K TV from Sharp, which it claims is the world's largest UHD LCD TV. Read More >>

Here Are the Coolest Laptops Getting New Intel 8th-Gen Chips (For Now)

A couple of weeks ago, Intel announced its first batch of 8th-generation CPUs. They’re improved versions of the current Kaby Lake chips, but with double the cores. The result is that Intel says these chips offer up to 44 per cent better performance with a negligible impact on battery life. While these chips might not have the fancy new Intel 14nm++ architecture we were expecting, the new 8th-gen chips allow PC makers to put quad-core chips in systems that previously capped out at two and that’s still damn cool. Read More >>

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I Slew Star Wars Villains With This New AR Lightsaber Setup

Torches and toy lightsabers might do a decent job of making you feel like a Jedi when you’re twelve, and fancy prop reproductions might do the job when you’re an adult. But it is all still make believe. You’re not taking on Darth Vader in your living room, you’re waving a toy and making “vrm vrrm” noises. A new augmented reality game from Disney hopes to change that. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is Disney’s first standalone augmented reality machine. Created in conjunction with Lenovo, it’s a £250 set that includes a headset, tracking beacon and lightsaber remote. Pop your Android or iOS phone into the headset, put the beacon on the floor, ignite the lightsaber and your path to becoming a Jedi Master begins. Read More >>

Sony’s Excellent Noise-Cancelling Headphones Have Some New Tricks

Sony’s MDR-1000X headphones do it all. They’ve got best-in-class noise-cancelling, impressive sound, a sleek design, and loads of app-powered goodies. That’s precisely why I was excited when Sony showed me the new WH-1000xM2. They’re just like the old 1000X headphones but better. Read More >>

Motorola is Going to Try and Out-Sonos Sonos With the Moto X4 and Tempow Bluetooth

Tempow, a company know for its software-only Bluetooth enhancements, has teamed up with Motorola for the launch of the Moto X4 smartphone - and it looks like they have their sights set on Sonos. Read More >>

Razer’s Giant Laptop Gets a Much Cheaper Version

Affordability and Razer are not, typically, words that go together. The PC peripheral company has developed a reputation in the last few years for making sharp looking laptops that are ultra thin and ultra pricey for the guts inside of them. But the new 1080p Razer Blade Pro, at £1,800, is positively reasonable. No one else is making a giant laptop that is this thin and powerful at that price. Read More >>

Ricoh’s Theta V Is Sharper and More Powerful, But Let’s Talk About 360 Video

Ricoh has been in the 360-degree camera game for a long time—way before johnny-come-latelies like Samsung and Nikon. Things started back in 2013 with the original Ricoh Theta and now four years later, the company is back with the £400 Theta V. New features include 4K video and spatial audio capture; however, even with all those bells and whistles I’m having a hard getting excited about Ricoh’s new camera. Read More >>

Sony Keeps Making New Phones, But Doesn’t Seem to Care About Making Them Interesting

Like clockwork, another IFA means another batch of new Sony phones to check out. And while recent years has seen the company abandon its Z-series branding to dabble with another letter at the end of the alphabet before coming back around to Z, there’s a growing feeling that Sony is just kind of shovelling them out. Read More >>

Sony Basically Ripped Off Apple’s Newest Products

Apple doesn’t release new products very often, but when it does, people pay attention. In fact, it’s probably safe to say that the gadget gurus at Sony were taking notes. The Japanese company just announced two products that could safely be called ripoffs of Apple’s newest products: a slick set of wireless earbuds and a smart home speaker. Read More >>