gaming
The Best Gear for Upgrading Your Video Game Console

Microsoft and Sony aren’t planning to upgrade their flagship consoles for a few months yet, but you can still improve your gaming experience with some well-chosen accessories—even if the hardware at the core of the system stays the same. Read More >>

computers
The Easiest Ways to Upgrade Your Computer Yourself

Upgrading your computer can be a great way to save a little cash. It can also be a great way to fulfil that need most gadget geeks have for getting cool new stuff on a regular basis. But upgrading can also be shockingly expensive if you’re not careful (steer clear of Apple’s overpriced RAM), and it can seem especially daunting to upgrade if you’re not familiar with the insides of your computer. Read More >>

design
How to Turn Nerf’s Newest Blaster Into a Foam Bullet Fire Hose

It was only announced last week, and it’s not supposed to be available until later in the year, but somehow YouTube’s LordDraconical managed to get his hands on Nerf’s new Rival Nemesis MXVII-1oK. He promptly gutted it and then upgraded it to turn it into a wacky foam bullet-shooting monster. Read More >>

gadgets
“Upgrade Effect” Says We’re Rough With Gadgets on Purpose When There’s a New Model Out

Researchers examining the way our minds work claim to have uncovered the sick truth about the way even our subconscious processes want all the new gadgets, suggesting that we tend to be rougher and less caring about our phones and devices when we're a bit bored of them and need an excuse to blow £600 on a new one. Read More >>

guts
You Can Upgrade a Macbook Faster Than You Can Boil an Egg

There’s one big drawback to Apple’s thin, svelte laptop: once you pull the trigger on a Macbook, you’re generally stuck with the specs for life. So when a company claims to offer an idiot-proof SSD upgrade, it’s worth checking out. Read More >>

networks
TalkTalk Tries to Fend Off Mass Defections With Freebie Upgrades

Mobile network TalkTalk has launched a bundle of free upgrades for its customers, no doubt in the hope the incentive might stop a few cancelling their contracts and moving to an operator that hasn't been so aggressively compromised by bored teens. Read More >>

windows
All Windows 10 Upgrades Will Be Free — Even if Your Copy is Pirated

Microsoft has announced that it will give be giving free upgrades of Windows 10 to anyone who uses Windows right now—even if they're currently running pirated copies of the operating system. Read More >>

phones
Nexus 4 Burning Up and Smashing its Battery After Android 4.4 KitKat Update

The KitKat release for Google and LG's older Nexus 4 phone is now live, with users able to upgrade to the very newest Android release right now. But it's not going down well with some, who claim the phone's now going berserk, draining its battery in an hour and becoming seriously hot to the touch. Read More >>

Google Glass
google glass
Google Glass 2 Spec Includes Prescription Lens Compatibility, Mono Earbud

Google's about to upgrade its Google Glass hardware with new features, and the satisfied nerds already in possession of a pair of the tech-specs will be able to swap their existing Glass for a new one later this year. Read More >>

networks
EE’s Six-Month Smartphone “Swap” 4G Upgrade Deal…Isn’t That Much of a Deal

EE and its T-Mobile/Orange buddies are now offering smartphone nuts an easy way to upgrade to the newest phone through a plan it calls 'Swap', letting you buy a new 4G model for a one-off fee as soon as six months into a contract. Read More >>

Call of Duty
gaming
You’ll Be Able to Upgrade From PS3 Games to PS4 Games For Just £10

Sony announced yesterday that it'll be running an upgrade scheme that lets you buy and play games on your PS3, and then get a 'heavily discounted' upgrade to the PS4 version at a later date. It turns out that means just £10 will see you upgraded, at least as far as Call of Duty: Ghosts is concerned. Read More >>

android
Android 4.3 Leaked for Nexus 4, Nearly Fully Working

A version of Android 4.3 has come out of Google via slightly odd means, thanks to a Google staff member selling a Nexus 4 with a near-final version of the OS update onboard. The code's been extracted and released and, bar a missing radio, would appear to be a virtually complete version of the next version of Android. If you'd like to give it a whirl, all you need can be found over at Android Police. [Android Central via MoDaCo] Read More >>

computers
Raspberry Pi Camera Board on Sale Today

The Raspberry Pi team has finalised the hardware and software required to gets its official camera board up and running, with the 1080p capture tool now ready for home enthusiasts to enjoy plugging in and trying to get bloody working. Read More >>

networks
O2 Separates Phone From Minutes to Satisfy Upgrade Cravings

The new O2 Refresh contract option from the mobile network sees it offer customers a separate contract for their calling plan and mobile phone, making it less of a fiddle to switch handsets mid-contract. Read More >>

chatroom
Would You Pay a Small Amount for Yearly Windows Upgrades?

Microsoft's rumoured to be pulling 'an Apple', shifting from big product updates every three or so years, to a more rapid, yearly refresh cycle. The rumours currently focus on 'Blue', which is supposed to be a sort of feature-pack upgrade that Microsoft would sell though its online store, a bit like Apple does with OS X 10.x updates. But would you be up for paying a small amount, say £25, for that kind of thing every year? Read More >>