laptops
A DIY Dual-Screen Laptop That Doesn’t Sacrifice the Keyboard Is My Perfect Portable

I rarely use an external monitor with my laptop for the simple fact that I don’t want to get used to all the extra screen space which isn’t available when I travel with my computer. My ideal solution to this problem would be exactly what Matt from YouTube’s DIY Perks channel has created: a laptop with an extra screen that flips up to eye level to double the size of your desktop. Read More >>

smartwatches
Fossil’s New Smartwatch Is Just the Thing Pebble Fans Have Been Waiting For

It’s a truth universally known to smartwatch reviewers that inevitably, a Pebble fan will eulogise their faithful but dying smartwatch in your inbox, comments, and DMs. Never mind that Pebble bit the dust years ago. These loyal diehards are genuinely, rightfully bereft, holding on to ageing devices because the other options right now are either too fancy, too expensive, or too fitness-focused. Read More >>

motorola razr
So, Is Battery Life Going to Be a Problem for the Foldable Razr?

Motorola’s new foldable Razr phone is pretty neat. Not only is it a pretty impressive feat of engineering, it packs a nice dose of nostalgia for those of us old enough to remember the days when the original Razr flip phone reigned supreme. There’s just one thing that, at least on paper, raises a red flag. That 2,510 mAh battery. Read More >>

gadgets
These Are the Best Smart Home Gadgets to Trick Out Your Pad

The first smart home gadgets from a few years ago weren’t actually very smart, but times have changed, and there’s now plenty of good reasons to upgrade your vacuum cleaner, your sound system, and even your microwave, with some AI-powered voice-detecting smarts. Read More >>

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There’s a Giant New MacBook Pro, and Yes, Apple Improved Its Keyboard

The good news for MacBook and MacBook Pro users is that Apple has finally capitulated and fixed, or at least improved, the low profile butterfly keyboards that have been causing headaches, and straight-up failing, since 2015. The bad news is that, for the time being, the only upgrade path available is the new monstrous 16-inch MacBook Pro that will cost you at least £2,400 for the privilege of having every letter on your keyboard reliably working. Read More >>

watches
This Body Heat-Powered Smartwatch May Never Die, But it Made Me Want To

There are two camps when it comes to smartwatch battery life: Those who don’t care at all (Apple Watch stans) and those who care a whole friggin’ lot. For the latter, Matrix Industries’ PowerWatch Series 2 seems like a dream. Powered by both body heat and solar energy, it’s the fitness smartwatch that never runs out of battery so long as you keep wearing it. Read More >>

gaming
We Finally Know What Games Are Launching With Stadia

The launch of Stadia is only a week away, so it’s extremely surprising that we’re only learning about its launch titles now – after pre-orders have already happened. But given the list of games available maybe it makes sense that Google held off so long. Read More >>

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Google Nest Wifi is All the Router Most People Need

At last month’s big hardware extravaganza, Google finally showed off an update to its three-year-old mesh wifi system that now lives under the company’s Nest smart home brand. Despite a lack of support for the new WiFi 6 standard, Google Nest Wifi includes other hardware and performance upgrades, including access points that double as Nest Mini smart speakers, which means new users to the Google eco-system can get away with buying less hardware. Read More >>

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Does the Pixel 4 Have a Bending Issue?

So far, aside from concerns about its face unlock working even when someone’s eyes are closed, the Pixel 4's launch has been smoother than Google’s previous phones. However, in a recent video, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything may have uncovered a potential issue with the latest Pixel. Read More >>

nintendo
Someone Stuffed an Original NES With a Smaller NES and Its Own Built-in Projector

Like the gaming version of a turducken (those abominations with a chicken and a duck stuffed inside a turkey) but less horrifying, YouTuber Geeksmithing has created a self-contained portable version of the original NES console that even includes a tiny projector for big screen gaming anywhere. Read More >>

watches
Timex Turns Its Back on the Smartwatch Trend and Revives a Classic ’80s Digital Watch Instead

As watchmakers scramble to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon and attempt to steal a sliver of market share away from Apple, Timex has decided to take the opposite approach. The company has dug into its archives and revived the T80, an iconic digital watch from the ‘80s whose only smart feature is retro styling. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro X Goes Full Batman

From the moment I opened up the Surface Pro X, I got the sense that Microsoft had entered a new chapter for its homegrown hardware. Gone are the huge bezels and hard edges found on the company’s previous detachables, and in their place you something that’s sleek and sophisticated, unlike anything Microsoft has made before. And when you combine its stealth black-on-black colour scheme with nifty tricks like its hidden stylus storage, I was hit with a realisation: the Surface Pro X is Batman. Read More >>

desktop
Dell’s Latest Pro-Grade Monitor Has a Built-in Colourimeter and Thunderbolt 3

For high-end content creators, making sure your work’s colours are on point is a never-ending battle. So to make things a bit easier, Dell has created what it says is the world’s first 27-inch 4K monitor with a built-in colourimeter and Thunderbolt 3. Read More >>

laptops
I Miss the OLPC, a Little Laptop That Dreamed Bigger Than It Could Deliver

It never came close to realising its creators’ aspirations of developing a cheap laptop that could introduce kids from all over the world – even those in developing nations – to the personal computer. But the OLPC XO-1, the first device released by the One Laptop Per Child organisation, remains one of the most fascinating and curious gadgets in my personal collection. Read More >>

gadgets
This AI-Powered Toothbrush Is Like a Fitness Tracker For Your Mouth

Smart devices are supposed to be better than dumb ones. By the nature of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or some kind of companion app, you’re theoretically getting something extra for all that money you’re plopping down. Smart lights are programmable, for instance. By that logic, the smart Oral-B Genius X should be more than just an electric toothbrush. Read More >>