Chromebook Pixel 2 rumors grow, as Google pulls a video confirming its existence

A few recent rumors intimated that Google was working on a new Chromebook Pixel. Now, a video has reportedly surfaced where Google executives confirmed the Pixel 2’s existence–but then made the video private. Bloggers at OMG! Chrome! have been chasing the reports of the new Pixel for some time, when they unearthed what could be […]

Mozilla Firefox v35 review: Now with speed to match the incredible range of customisable options, the Firefox browser is back

Price: 42 Rating: 8 The 2015 version of Trend Micro Internet Security is 20 percent cheaper than its anti-virus softwarerivals and still affords very good protection. Read our Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 review.(See also:Best internet security software 2015 UK.) Trend Micro, founded in California 25 years ago, has significantly improved the status of its […]

Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 review: 20 percent cheaper than its rivals and still offers top antivirus protection

Price: Free Rating: 0 Now with speed to match the incredible range of customisable options, the Firefox web browseris back. Read our Mozilla Firefox (v35) review.(Also see:All software reviews.) For many people, Firefox was probably the first alternative browser they ever installed. Launched originally in 2004, the open source offering has been a constant in […]

Nvidia will bring back mobile 900M graphics overclocking after disabling it as a ‘bug’

Nvidia likes to say its GeForce GTX 900M series GPU is the most advanced graphics card for notebooks, but the company’s still not sure about overclocking it. Earlier in February, Nvidia removed the ability to overclock the mobile GPU in a driver update–a move that upset hardcore gamers. Now, it has reversed the decision. On […]

Symantec Norton Security with Backup review: best-known antivirus vendor proves it’s still one of the best

Price: 60 Rating: 9 One of the best-known companies in the anti-virus softwaremarket, Symantec Norton has still got it. Norton Security with Backup offers 10 licences, covering all your devices, be they PCs or Macs, laptops, smartphones or tablets. Read our Symantec Norton Security with Backup review.(See also:Best internet security software 2015 UK.) The best […]

Sena Commuter Bag for MacBooks review: luxury leather laptop briefcase

Price: £250 including shipping Rating: 8 Apple MacBook owners already know a thing or two about style. That’s one of the reasons they’re proud to be seen out and about with the aluminium laptop with the Apple logo. It seems a shame to hide your MacBook away when you’re travelling – unless it’s to stop […]

Lumsing B9 Bluetooth speaker review: This affordable NFC-enabled Bluetooth speaker will definitely surprise you

Price: �18.99 Rating: 9 The NFC-enabled Lumsing Bluetooth Speakerwill you surprise you, especially after you see the £18.99 price tag (available from Amazon). Budget Bluetooth speakers never seem to be that good, mainly thanks to the low budget components used in such speakers. While this speaker does use low-cost budget components, the audio quality is […]

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro-1370 review: lightweight ultraportable laptop converts to Windows tablet, offers decent battery life and good performance

Price: 1000 Rating: 7 If you can’t make your mind up between an overweight tablet or an underpowered laptop, look no further than the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro-1370. As the name betrays, this is the third attempt from the Beijing computer company to make a mobile device that does double duties, a hybrid convertible slate […]

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: The best Chromebook yet is light, fast, and has an amazing display – you should get one

Price: 269 Rating: 9 Chromebooks are incredibly useful, simple laptops that offer excellent value for money, and a surprising amount of productivity, if you’re willing to fully embrace the cloud. Up until now the vast majority of models available have favoured the smaller 11.6-inch screen size, which is perfect for portability but can be a […]

Panasonic’s Toughbook 54 gets lighter, but stays strong

Panasonic’s Toughbooks are known for their strength and durability, but the company is trying to resolve some of the heft and size issues with its latest model. The Toughbook 54 14-inch laptop is just 1.9 kilograms (4.19 pounds), much lighter than its predecessor, the Toughbook 53, which was over 2.5 kilograms. Panasonic has also doubled […]

These upgrade kits swap out your laptop’s old graphics with a new Nvidia GPU

Laptop gamers salivating over Nvidia’s Maxwell-based graphics cards like the GTX 970 and 980 may not have to ditch their existing rig to get the hottest new graphics processors, as is usually the case. PC maker Eurocom recently debuted GPU upgrade kits for select Alienware and Clevo-designed gaming laptops that let you ditch your GPU […]

Asus N550JV review: high-performance midrange laptop, with an abominable touchscreen display and slow hard disk

Price: 800 Rating: 7 Asus laptops have come a long way since the Eee PC series, which effectively pioneered the netbook category in 2007. Emboldened by that success, Asus subsequently pitched into the mainstream Microsoft mêlée where it is now just another maker of carbon-copied Windows laptops. The Asus N550JV tries to be a little […]

Etekcity Roverbeats T12 Wireless Mobile Speaker review: This stylish Bluetooth speaker is cheaper than it looks

Price: 29.99 Rating: 7 Etekcity’s 6W (2x 3W) Roverbeats T12 Wireless Mobile Speaker looks and sounds much better than it costs, making it a decent budget Bluetooth speakerfor blasting out tunes in the bedroom, back garden or on the beach. Read our Roverbeats T12 review.Also see:All Bluetooth speaker reviews. With support for Bluetooth 3.0 EDR […]

Seagate Seven 500GB review: Super-skinny portable hard drive is just 7mm thick

Price: 123 Rating: 8 At just 7mm thick this portable storage drivefrom Seagate is impressive, if expensive. Read our Seagate Seven 500GB review.(See allstorage reviews.) Besides being much slower and more fragile than flash storage, another drawback of disk technology is its physical size. These spinning platters make for cumbersome units. Since the rise of […]

Best Chromecast tips and tricks: What else can Chromecast do?

Chromecast is a super-cool, super-affordable gadget, but if all you’re using it for is a wireless replacement for an HDMI cable then you just wasted £30. Here are some of our best Chromecast tips and tricks. Also see our Google Chromecast review and How to use Google Chromecast I bought a Chromecast because I have […]

Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB review: A cheap, no-frills portable hard drive that makes few compromises

Price: £69.99 Rating: 8 While many portable storage drivemanufacturers try to differentiate their product through design or features, Toshiba looks to be content just to build the cheapest drive it can with the Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB.(See allstorage reviews.) That’s not such a bad thing if you just want somewhere to keep your data rather […]

With employee help, ID theft ring allegedly stole $700,000 in Apple gift cards

Apple products are some of the most expensive and desirable in tech so it makes sense that the company’s gift cards are proving an attractive currency for criminals. On Thursday, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said it has indicted five people for using personal information stolen from around 200 people to fund the purchase of […]

The Free Software Foundation loves this laptop, but you won’t

Dell just launched a sleek new MacBook Pro competitor running Linux, and the freedom-obsessed Purim Librem 15 laptop blew past its crowdfunding goal. But Richard Stallman’s Free Software Foundation doesn’t approve of either of these powerful, tightly designed, Linux-running laptops. Instead, the FSF recommends you buy the “LibreBoot X200″–which is actually a refurbished ThinkPad X200 […]

Razer Blade refresh adds GeForce GTX 970M GPU and Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU

The “world’s thinnest gaming laptop” just got a big game-enhancing shot in the arm. Razer said it’s refreshed its Razer Blade with a beefy new GeForce GTX 970M and an Intel quad-core that’s almost 400MHz faster than last year’s model. Externally, the 4.5-lb. Razer Blade doesn’t change much, but it’s the insides that matter the […]

Dell’s line of Linux laptops expands to include new MacBook Pro competitor

Dell’s Precision M3800 mobile workstation launched recently, and rejoice Linux lovers! The powerful, flexible MacBook Pro competitor is also available with Ubuntu Linux thanks to Dell’s Project Sputnik endeavor. If you’d prefer a sleeker Linux laptop, you can still pick up an XPS 13 Ultrabook with Linux, and yes, the latest, super-sleek version of the […]

Aorus X7 Pro review: gaming laptop offers gaming performance once only available to desktop machines

Price: 2100 Rating: 8 Aorus – Gigabyte’s brand-new gaming laptop division – has been busy lately. Like much of the Windows PC world, Gigabyte is beholden to its component suppliers to come up with new innovations. And in this case, it’s its chosen graphics processor supplier of nVidia that’s been rushing through so many updates […]

Intel’s vPro Core chips advance wire-free computing with wireless dock, Pro WiDi tech

Intel brought its fifth-generation Core technology to business PCs on Thursday, launching its new Core vPro processors alongside components of its “wire-free” vision of computing. Twelve PC makers plan to launch VPro-equipped PCs in the coming weeks, Intel said, complete with support for two technologies that Intel included inside the vPro processors themselves: Intel’s Pro […]

Dell’s new M3800 mobile workstation takes another shot at Apple

HP? Lenovo? Feh. Dell doesn’t seem too worried about its traditional PC competitors these days. Instead, the now privately-owned PC maker seems intent on taking the fight to Apple. Case in point: Dell’s newly announced Precision M3800 mobile workstation, which the company unveiled at the Sundance film festival in Utah. As part of the announcement, […]

Amid blow-out quarter, Apple barely mentions Mac sales

Almost unnoticed on Tuesday during Apple’s earnings call, the company said it sold 5.5 million Macs, a record for the December quarter. The Cupertino, Calif., company sold just 1,000 fewer Macs than in the September quarter, when it set an overall record. The Mac’s $6.9 billion in revenue was its most ever, but was boosted […]

Get ready for the 24-hour laptop: Battery life hits new highs

Tired of carting around that power cord? Have patience, the 24-hour laptop is almost here. A handful of new systems are promising more than 15 hours’ battery life on a single charge, or 20 hours with an optional second battery installed. The days of plugging in on the road are almost over, at least for […]