laptops
HP’s Omen X 2S is Proof Dual-Screen Laptops Can Be Awesome

I admit I might have a problem because no matter where I am or what I’m doing, one screen just isn’t enough. At my desk at home and work, I have dual monitors, and even when I’m sitting on my couch watching TV, I almost always have a phone or laptop open off to the side, checking emails, reading news, or playing a game. That said, based on figures that say an estimated 68 percent of Americans browse their phones while watching TV, it seems I’m not the only addicted to screens. Read More >>

gadgets
This Inflatable Curtain Turned a Bath Tub Into the Most Spacious Shower in My Home

If you live in a tiny flat, it’s doubtful you have the luxury of a walk-in shower. A cramped bath probably does double-duty for all your bath time needs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Aircurv is an expanding inflatable curtain that lets you move around and stretch out without rubbing up against a wall of wet plastic. Read More >>

laptops
The Acer Predator Triton 900 is Almost a Great Portable Battlestation

For a long time, big gaming notebooks were just that: thick, heavy, and more powerful versions of standard laptops, even laptops as ridiculous as the Acer Predator 21X from back in 2017. But more recently, gaming notebook makers have been experimenting with more far-out designs like what we’ve seen from the Asus ROG Mothership – which looks like what you’d get if a Microsoft Surface and a Star Destroyer had a baby – and now this: the Acer Predator Triton 900. Read More >>

reviews
Ring Video Doorbell 2 Review: Can a 24/7 Video Doorbell Give You Peace of Mind? 

To this day, I can remember how it felt to return home when I was 9 years old and discover that my family’s house had been burgled. It was the shock of the intrusion into our private space as much as it was the theft of all our belongings that upset me most as a child, and probably goes a long way in explaining why I’m now an anxious adult about home security. Read More >>

smartwatches
This Fitness Smartwatch Humbled Me Into Taking Recovery Days More Seriously

Training sucks, especially if you’re a newly reformed couch potato. Your options are shell out for a trainer or gym membership—or cobbling together an ad hoc regimen with the help of apps, subreddits, a fitness tracker, and dubious YouTube personalities very keen on selling you their workout packages. The Polar Ignite is a casual fitness smartwatch dedicated to splitting the difference. Read More >>

samsung
Samsung Galaxy A50 Review: The New Budget Smartphone to Beat

At this point, everyone is at least aware of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S phones like the Galaxy S10 and S10+, and its slightly less expensive sibling, the £670 Galaxy S10e. However, as soon as you look beyond those for something even more affordable, Samsung’s portfolio gets messy real quick. And between Samsung’s various budget and mid-range offerings, there are a dizzying number of phones that all kind of seem the same. Read More >>

dji
DJI’s Super-Fast Robot Car Is an Absolute Blast

The DJI Robomaster S1 is the childhood toy I always wanted. Actually, it’s way better than that. Compared to junk like the Tyco Rebound I had in the 90's, the Robomaster S1 is faster, more sophisticated, and thanks to its Mecanum wheels, much more nimble than anything my tiny kid brain could have even imagined. And that’s before you consider the Robomaster’s built-in camera, dual blasters, and its programmability. Only there’s a cost to all this, and with a base price of £500, it’s a big one. So is it worth it? Read More >>

amd
AMD’s Third Generation Ryzen CPUs Are Just Terrific

AMD did it. It produced a ridiculously fast series of CPUs that use a lot less power than their competitors and predecessors while also being cheaper and adding some bonus features, like PCIe 4.0 support, only hardcore PC users need. The new $500 Ryzen 9 3900X and $330 Ryzen 7 3700X deliver on all of AMD’s promises about power and price from the last several years. Read More >>

phones
This Is the Best Gaming Phone Yet

Less than two years ago, gaming phones weren’t even a thing. But now, they are an entire category unto themselves. Asus made one, Xiaomi made one (with another on the way), and Razer made two. And while there are some people that continue to question why they are even necessary, it’s important to note that the superb 90Hz screen on the OnePlus 7 Pro is almost certainly a response to the high refresh rate screens that first debuted on various gaming phones. These phones influence the broader category of phones. But in the case of the Nubia Red Magic 3 that might not be a great thing. I’m not sure I’ll want to see it’s built-in fan in next year’s OnePlus. Still, its features like that (and an excellent price)that make this the best gaming phone yet. Read More >>

amd
A Last Minute Price Drop Makes AMD’s New Graphics Cards a Solid Deal

The release of AMD’s latest GPUs should have been exciting. At E3 in June, the company announced the Radeon 5700 and 5700XT, and according to AMD, they would often be faster than Nvidia’s rival RTX 2060 (£299.99) and 2070 (£398.99), but for just £20 to £40 more than Nvidia’s offerings. It was a notable about-face from AMD’s previous pricing strategy of undercutting Nvidia – as if the company felt it could compete on even ground. Read More >>

audio
The Zippo-Case Klipsch Earbuds Actually Sound Pretty Dang Good

To help its first truly wireless earbuds standout in an already crowded market, Klipsch drew inspiration from another iconic item also found in pockets: the Zippo. A charging case that looks like a lighter is undoubtedly a clever marketing gimmick, but Klipsch has also delivered a solid set of wireless earbuds with its T5 True Wireless that have finally convinced me to give up the wired earbuds I’ve stubbornly held on to for years. Read More >>

nvidia
If You Just Bought an Nvidia RTX 2060, You Should Be Really Pissed Off

When the Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU came out back in January, we marvelled at its price (nearly twice its predecessors) and respected its performance (good but nothing spectacular), and if you decided to buy it, I am so sorry. Because today the Nvidia RTX 2060 Super GPU starts shipping and it’s so much better you’ll immediately have buyer’s remorse. Super indeed. Read More >>

reviews
Lego Stranger Things ‘The Upside Down’ Review: Technical Brilliance, With an Unfortunately Tedious Build

It's been a couple of months since Lego released the Stranger Things-themed set 'The Upside Down', featuring what it probably Lego's most mature-oriented licensing deal yet. It's a set that features two different version of the Byers' house from the show, one in the real world and one in the dark parallel dimension of the Upside Down. And the Upside Down is literally upside down, attached to the bottom of its real world counterpart. Read More >>

cameras
Instagram Is Ruining Instant Photography – The Instax Mini LiPlay Is Proof

There’s a reason instant cameras died the first time around: They’re unwieldy, the film is expensive, and even if you’re a great photographer, you’re going to have a tonne of overexposed or blurry snaps in which no one looks good. Their recent resurgence is as much about nostalgia as it is about looking cool when you post a pic of your crappy-yet-artful shots on Instagram because let’s face it, while instant photography kind of sucks, the unpredictability is part of what makes using instant cameras fun. Read More >>

laptops
Asus Zenbook S13 Review: A Notch, a Bump, a Clever Little Laptop

When I first saw the ZenBook S13, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. For starters, putting a notch on a laptop just seemed like a weird holdover from Asus’ phone business, and its bluish silver and copper orange colour scheme sometimes made it hard to see the letters on its keys. But the more time I spent with the ZenBook S13, my feelings started to change. It’s a clever bit that takes some time to appreciate, and all told, it’s a worthy alternative to the systems like the Dell XPS 13 and Huawei MateBook X Pro. Read More >>