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Chromecast Review

The new Chromecast is a more colorful, reliable streaming dongle Broadcast television is great, but streaming is the future, and Google’s Chromecast is one of the easiest ways of getting video streams onto your existing non-smart TV. The puck plugs into an HDMI port on the rear of your TV, is powered by micro-USB, and…

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HTC Vive Standalone VR Headset

VR just took a major step forward. HTC has launched a new Vive standalone VR headset that doesn’t need a phone, a PC or a cabled connection to any device. The current HTC Vive requires the sizable headset to be tethered to a substantial PC rig – but the Taiwanese firm has now cut the…

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Nintendo Switch Review

The ultimate console/handheld compromise Having ushered in the modern console landscape back in the day, in more recent times Nintendo’s focus has been on trying out weird and wonderful ideas with each new hardware release. Whether it’s introducing second-screen gaming or motion-controls to the world with the Wii U and Wii respectively, or creating a…

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HTC U11 Review

A squeezable phone emerges, but do we need it? The HTC U11 is a very different phone to others on the market. It’s the result of HTC needing to do something big to convince you that it’s the phone you should buy over the Samsung Galaxy S8 or forthcoming iPhone 8 – and it believes…

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The OnePlus 5 Latest Leaks

This is one powerful phone One of the biggest flagships of 2017 still to appear is the OnePlus 5, and if a recently leaked spec sheet is anything to go by, it’s going to go head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy S8 as far as raw performance goes. A set of specs posted to Geekbuying suggests…

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Dell Inspiron 24 7000 AIO PC Review

A solid, but unspectacular all-in-one PC for your home or workplace with some surprising plus points. Dell made its name in the world of traditional desktop PCs, but with more of us looking for more creative ways to work, the company is now looking to offer a number of other form factors and options for…

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After WannaCry, how can business fight ransomware

With the right tools and planning, you can beat the bad guys If there’s one thing that the events which occurred at the end of last week taught us, it’s that when you have your own business, security is something you need to take very seriously. Of course, we’re not talking about burglar alarms –…

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RIP MP3

The sound file that changed the world is declared dead The developers of the much loved music compression format MP3 have officially announced its demise. The Fraunhofer Institute, the German company that was one of the main driving forces behind the development of the MP3, has released a statement that the licensing for patents and…

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