Author: James Smythe

Apple announces iPhone SE, a mini 6S for £359

The iPhone 5s was hugely popular with over 30 million phones sold, so the launch of the larger iPhone 6 no doubt irked some people. Apple are hoping to cover their bases with the announcement of the iPhone SE which looks almost the same as the iPhone 5S, but it packs in the more powerful A9 and M9 chips from Apple's current 6S range. There's also an upgraded 12-megapixel camera with Live Photos and 4K video, as well as Apple Pay support. The phone also has most of the other features from the 6S including retina front-facing flash; hands-free Siri...

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Intel Launches Skull Canyon Gaming NUC with Skylake Intel Core i7-6770HQ CPU

Intel’s NUCs (Next Unit of Computing) have been a niche but successful project by intel that offers a fully-functional desktop computer in an extremely small form factor. They have proven particularly popular with HTPC enthusiasts. The latest offering from Intel is the most powerful yet that is aimed at gamers and is expandable with an external graphics card using Thunderbolt 3. Based around a Skylake Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor with a 45W thermal design profile (TDP) and Iris Pro 580 integrated graphics, the Skull Canyon includes a USB 3.1 Type-C port connected to a Thunderbolt 3 controller for full...

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TrackR Bravo Bluetooth Lost and Found Tracker Review

Today we have a review of the TrackR Bravo Bluetooth lost and found tracker device. This is a Bluetooth equipped coin-sized device that easily attaches to your valuable items that can then be used to find them using the TrackR app. This was successfully funded on IndieGoGo for $1.7 million, so they have had plenty of funds to develop a great little device. Let’s see how it holds up. The device itself is well made, it has a matt aluminium finish on it and a small button for syncing and tracking. They claim it is coin-sized, but it is...

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Sony PlayStation VR Headset Launches October for £350. Cheaper than Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

This year is definitely about Virtual reality in the tech industry. We already have Oculus Rift, owned by Facebook, due to release this quarter, and the HTC Vive due out in May. Now Sony are launching their version which will land in October 2016 for £350/$400/€400. PS VR, originally called Project Morpheus, is Sony's answer to the current rush of virtual reality hardware heading to the gaming market. It's exclusive to the PlayStation 4 console, and with 36 million PS4 consoles sold it has a pretty good chance of success compared to the competing products. Apparently there are more...

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Nvidia rumoured to release GTX 1080 GPU in May

Nvidia are rumoured to releasing their GTX 1080 GPU in May which is expected to come with 8GB of GDDR5X memory and be powered by a single 8-pin power connector. It is expected that it will be revealed at the Nvidia GTC event on April 4-7, 2016. This should be the official launch of the new Pascal GPU architecture. Rumour’s indicate it won’t be a massive upgrade in terms of graphics power, and follow a similar pattern as the last generation with the GTX 1080 as a direct replacement for the GTX 980Ti with larger more powerful Pascal designs coming...

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