Author: James

Be in when you’re out!

Security specialist Yale has launched its range of new IP Cameras, offering peace of mind by allowing you to view inside your home remotely from your smartphone or tablet. According to a recent survey, when asked what security products Brits expect to see in a smart home, 58 per cent of respondents expected CCTV throughout their home, and 59 per cent wanted to control their home security from anywhere in the world using a mobile app.* Yale’s new Home View cameras allow you to do just that, enabling remote access to your home using the Yale Home View app...

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NVIDIA has revealed the latest Titan X, 12GB of GDDR5X, $1,200

NVIDIA have released a whole slew of new graphics cards built on their Pascal architecture recently. The latest is the Titan X, the ultra-high end model that is built for professional use but often used in high end consumer units. The new Titan X 12GB of GDDR5X memory and 3,584 cores running at 1.53 GHZ, yielding an absurd 11 teraflops of performance. That easily beats the 8.9 teraflops of the GTX 1080, which itself put the last-gen Titan X to shame. Unfortunately, as with the normal GTX 1080, NVIDIA has decided to ramp up the price, and you will...

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Acer Chromebook R11 Review

In the past I was not so convinced by Chromebooks, they represent an odd middle ground between an Android tablet and a full notebook. However, after reviewing the Acer Chromebook 13, my opinion was changed. Now my opinion is that they are more functional than an Android tablet while being able to perform well using less powerful hardware. To make things even more compelling, Chromebooks are will soon be allowed to install Android Apps, and the Acer Chromebook R11 will be one of the first devices that is capable of doing this. In terms of specification, it is quite...

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Logitech G610 Orion Cherry MX Brown Review

The last time I bought a keyboard the idea of mechanical gaming keyboards was not a thing. But in recent years’ keyboards using mechanical switches developed by Cherry have gained a huge amount of popularity due to the release of the low actuation Cherry MX Red in 2008 and most gaming keyboard manufacturers now have Cherry MX boards, or have developed their own version. The benefit of these mechanical switches is largely the typing experience and longevity. They are a pleasure to type on, having nice tactile feedback plus a clicky noise. The low actuation Cherry MX Reds and Browns...

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Kayak Office Tour in Berlin

As part of my recent trip with Kayak to Berlin for the Tech Open Air event, I was show around their lovely offices to see how the Kayak team work and play. As is common now with Web companies, there is a strong focus on keeping the staff happy, the whole environment is laid back, no managers offices and a strong sense of community spirit. Some of the perks Kayak staff get to enjoy is free food with a focus on trying to be healthy, games rooms with ping pong, table football, and another room with a PS4 and...

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