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Big Bash Boom gives us cricket with power-ups
From the moment you hit play, you know that Big Bash Boom isn’t your usual cricket game.
UPDATED Review: Blue Mic’s Satellite headphones are good but...
Blue has responded to what I described as an “insidious issue” of quality control - Satellite headphones deliver on sound, aesthetic, and comfort.
Review: Should you buy the Fitbit Charge 3?
If you are new the to the world of wearables you might be wondering if Fitbit’s new offering is a good first step. Maybe I can help with that.
Review: Polycom's VoxBox may be the last speaker you'll need
Super clear voice in both directions, Bluetooth connectivity, and a sleek form factor - what else can you ask for?
Hands-on review: Anki Vector is a step up in the world of AI
See how he responds if you annoy him. You can tell him if he’s been a good or bad robot and see how he reacts.
Hands-on review: Quick and easy authentication with YubiKeys
The #1 security key, featuring multi-protocol security.
Hands-on review: Epson FastFoto FF-680W
Simple in layout and function, it packs the punch of a professional scanner and will prove an invaluable tool for anyone needing to archive large quantities of photographs.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) finally releases on PS4
PUBG on PS4 feels like it’s still in Early Access as the graphics look horribly outdated and the game runs poorly too.
Game review: Just Cause 4 on PC
Rico Rodriguez returns to wreak over-the-top havoc for a fourth time. This time the island nation of Solís is our hero’s sandbox, ripe for destruction.
Hands-on review: Logitech G502 HERO gaming mouse
My favourite feature of the G502s is the ‘Sniper’ button, which is found on the left hand side of the device. When held, this lowers the DPI and allows you to achieve maximum accuracy whilst honing in on a kill on your favourite FPS title.
A hands-on guide to Christmas shopping by Santa’s IT elf
Ho, ho, ho! So you’re back again for more inspiration for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life?
Darksiders III returns for a new generation
Darksiders III is not a very good game because it tries too hard to mimic the gameplay of Dark Souls and games similar to it. If the combat was smoother and the checkpoints were more plentiful, this would have been a much better game than it currently is.
Return to the fight with Battlefield V PC
The game is beautifully realised, looking particularly amazing on PC.
Fallout 76 goes online
Whilst at the moment to the game is OK, I wouldn’t be surprised if the veteran developer is pulling out all the stops to make Fallout 76 the game that it deserves to be.
Hands-on review: The Alcatel 1X
What if all you need in a phone is the ability to make calls, send the odd message and browse social media now and again? Alcatel’s 1X might just be the device for you.
Hands-on review: The Google Chromecast
It’s all very Google-centric, and yes, you can end up sharing a lot of personal information should you tick all the boxes. However, you have the power there, to customise your use and the kind of data you will share.
Hands-on review: The Nokia 7.1 smartphone
The Nokia 7.1 is Nokia’s new mid-range smartphone offering, meant to offer amazing specs at an affordable price.
Hands-on review: Razer Infrit Streaming Headset
It may not look like much, but that’s the point. It’s extremely powerful, versatile and discreet. It's perfect for streamers and anyone else looking for some light, slight headphones that won’t mess up your hair.
Hands-on review: Play as Agent 47 in Hitman 2
My introduction to Hitman 2 was a positive one because the first stage in this new game is set in the Hawke’s Bay.
Hands-on review: Dyson Pure Cool Purifying Fan
After less than a week my nose is clear, my eyes are shiny, and my coat is glossy.
The Just Cause 4 mayhem is nearly upon us
I was only a few minutes into my preview session with Just Cause 4 when I realised that I was in for some trouble.
Hands-on review: Spyro Reignited Trilogy brings back the PSOne icon
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a great remake that features new school graphics with old fashioned style of gameplay.
Hands-on review: Intel Core i7 8086K Limited Edition
Whilst I’ve seen commemorative coins and stamps, I’ve never seen a commemorative CPU. Intel’s Core i7 8086K is exactly that.
Hands-on review: Having fun in Knowledge is Power: Decades and Chimparty
They don’t revolutionise social video gaming, but they are enjoyable enough to occupy you during a wet weekend.