Author: James

7 Essential Tips for First-Time PC Builders

Building your own PC means creating a device tailored to your very own needs. It’s easy to upgrade, often cheaper and can perform much faster than traditional models. So, if you’re going down the DIY route and it’s your first time custom-building your own machine, here are 7 essential tips to consider, provided by German online electronics retailer, reichelt. Get clear on what you want from your PC. Make a list of all the programs, videos and applications you want to run on your PC. This will help you map out the components you’ll need – for example, if...

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NVIDIA GTX 1080 & GTX 1070 revealed: Both faster than Titan X & GTX 980 Ti

Gamers have been eagerly anticipating this day for the past few months, NVIDIA has finally released details of their consumer grade cards based on their Pascal architecture. The basic nitty gritty of the release is that the GTX 1080 will retail for $599 (£450), $50 more than the GTX 980 cost at launch, while the GTX 1070 will retail for $379 (£270), also $50 more than the previous generation card. The 1080 will launch 27th of May, and the 1070 on 10th of June. The increase in price may not be welcome news most, but NVIDIA may be able...

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Living with Robots

LIVING WITH ROBOTS is an FT video series that will investigate what impact the rise of machines is having on humans who exist alongside the technology and what influence it might have on us in the future. The series will consist of five 10-minute-long videos to be published daily during FT Robot Week. In My colleague, the robot, Murad Ahmed explores how collaborative robots are being used in agriculture and manufacturing and asks whether these machines will assist workers on the factory floor, or one day replace them? With consumers demanding same-day delivery and speedier service, many companies are...

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Huawei P9 Review

Huawei is much more of a household name than they used to be, and they can certainly make a great phone, all you need to do is look at the Huawei made Nexus 6P, but can one of their own branded phones compete with the current flagships? Design The Huawei P9 has a full metal unibody along with chamfered edges. The fingerprint scanner is on the rear, like a growing number of devices, with the P9 I personally found it a little difficult to work out where it was, as the recess for the scanner isn’t that deep. This...

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The Essential Guide to the Best Tablets of 2016

What is the best tablet? While prior generations asked themselves things like ‘what will the year 2000 be like?’, ‘how much are we actually going to use the Internet?’, and ‘will books become extinct?’, our generation’s biggest question revolves around the fight between Android and iOS. This, of course, is directly linked to the question we’re all trying to figure out the answer to: what is the best tablet? Sadly, we might not ever find out because, given the fact tablets use different operating systems, it’s a bit like comparing apples to oranges. However, in order to shed some...

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