Maker Faire Rome unaffected by Maker shutdown. The event takes place 18 to 20 October with Call for Makers closing 8th July

Update – The Call for Maker will be extended to the 8th of July in part by popular demand in part because The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities wants to receive projects on the topic of Cultural Heritage and related technologies. Financial troubles have forced Maker Media, the company behind Make: magazine and … Read more

Mikrotik Cloud Smart Switch 326-24G-2S+RM Review – The cheapest 10gbe switch on the market

At the consumer level, Ethernet has been stuck at a gigabit for years, and it is only the past generation or so of motherboards that have started to introduced 10gbe NICs for the higher end models. This is becoming more prevalent with the new AMD X570 motherboards, and with Wi-Fi 6 we are beginning to … Read more

Bose Frames Review

Announced last year in the form of Bose AR, the Bose Frames were a pair of sunglasses that were supposed to offer augmented reality functionality via audio. Between then and the release date they were released as Bose Frames and no AR functionality has been launched. This, therefore, leaves these as a pair of sunglasses … Read more

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7 Pro in AnTuTu – There is a new world’s fastest phone

Not only is the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro one of the most affordable flagship phones on the market, but it is now the fastest, according to AnTuTu benchmarks. Manu Kumar Jain, Managing Director of Xiaomi India, has put out a tweet revealing that the Redmi K20 Pro smartphone has scored 388,803 points in the AnTuTu … Read more

AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs & X570 Motherboards prices listed by Danish retailer. R5 3700X -£357, 3800X – £435, 3900X – £549

An eagle-eyed Reddit user noticed that Danish retailer Komplett has listed the pricing of the latest Ryzen 3000 CPUs & X570 motherboards early. The prices include the 25% sales tax in Denmark, so it is possible that direct currency conversion is accurate. For example, they have the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X as 2.499DKK which is … Read more

AMD could be working on new premium X590 chipset. More PCIe 4.0 lanes vs X570

With the launch of both the 12-core 3900X and 16-core 3950X CPUs, the differences between the HEDT are becoming blurred and the trend looks set to continue. References towards another premium chipset, the X590, have been spotted by Computerbase which indicates more PCIe lanes and higher prices. The speculation arose from a Twitter user, 1usmus, … Read more

64-Core AMD Threadripper CPU to land in 2019

With the 7nm fabrication process, AMD has been able to double their core count on the mainstream Ryzen line-up using the AM4 socket. With the announcement of the Ryzen 9 3950X, the current 2950X Threadripper looks redundant. So it will probably come as no surprise that the new Threadripper chips will continue the trend of massively … Read more

How Does Fibre Technology Work?

Fibreoptics, we’ve all heard of them, in fact, we’ve probably heard the term thrown around on TV so much in the last decade or so, we probably don’t even notice anymore. However, fibre optics are a pretty big deal in the world of technology, helping many things work. In fact, your internet wouldn’t be what … Read more