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Waiting for Cyberpunk 2077? Here are nine games to play until then

With Cyberpunk 2077’s private E3 gameplay demo now out in the wild, hype for CD Projekt Red’s follow up to The Witcher III has reached a new high. Streamed on Twitch, the demo showed off around 45 minutes of gameplay footage to an estimated 460,000 viewers. According to GamesIndustry.biz, this massive audience became the largest for an upcoming game so ... Read More »

The best managed web hosting of 2018

You’ve designed a great website, found a quality hosting package and got your creation online. That’s great, but don’t relax just yet; there’s plenty more to do. Maintaining your website involves a lot of work. You’ll need to monitor it to make sure it’s online and working normally.  Web apps like WordPress (and any other software you install) must be ... Read More »

Joshua vs Povetkin: live stream the boxing online from anywhere

Look who’s back. Yep, Britain’s boxing superstar Anthony Joshua is about to step into the ring once again with Alexander Povetkin the latest opponent, and you can live stream the whole fight by following the instructions right here in this article – you can even watch it FREE in the US and other regions. Joshua’s ascent to the top of ... Read More »

PUBG is finally coming to PS4

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds – or PUBG as you probably know it – looks like it’s headed to Playstation 4 consoles. The battle royale shooter and Fortnite rival launched first on PC, before making the move to Xbox One in December 2017. PUBG has also been available on iOS and Android mobile for well over a year now. But a possibly ... Read More »

Best colocation hosting in 2018

Buying a conventional hosting package allows customers to rent space on a server owned by a hosting provider, and located in a third-party data centre. These are good value and easy to access, but you don’t get full control over the hardware and how it’s set up. Even dedicated server plans force you to choose from what can sometimes be ... Read More »

Wear OS: Google’s new name for Android Wear explained

Update: New features are coming to Wear OS to make it smarter and easier to navigate. Google’s Wear OS is the new name for Android Wear, so if you were expecting to see Android Wear 3, please reset your smartwatch software expectations. Google’s official reasoning for the name change is to prepare for the diverse future of smartwatches. There are ... Read More »

FIFA 19 review: the best soccer sim on the planet keeps getting better

When it comes to annual game franchises as big and as long-running as FIFA, that yearly release cycle usually produces all-or-nothing entries with either game-changing developments or ones that change little but the kits and the cover star.  FIFA 19 falls somewhere in the middle of these two camps, offering an experience that builds on last year’s gradual improvements while ... Read More »

iPhone XS pre-order deals see ‘increase in sales in comparison to the iPhone X’

If there was massive fervour around the iPhone X when it launched last year, it’s been surpassed in 2018 according to online phone retailer Mobiles.co.uk. It says that sales of iPhone XS deals have been faster during the week long pre-order period than its predecessor. A spokesperson from the Carphone Warehouse-owned Mobiles.co.uk told us that: “Apple certainly delivered another show ... Read More »

Sony’s robot puppy Aibo is looking for a US forever home

Whether you’re a golden retriever fanatic, a pug admirer, or a chihuahua enthusiast, you have to admit that being a dog lover can be a little frustrating at times. As much as we adore our canine companions, they wreak havoc on our homes, shedding fur, chewing slippers, and having ‘accidents’ on our freshly vacuumed carpets. Well, Sony may have the ... Read More »

OnePlus TV: what we want to see

You’ll likely know OnePlus as the fast-growing smartphone brand from China, which found a huge following for making high-spec handsets that still manage to sharply undercut the increasingly astronomical price of the competition (we’re looking at you, iPhone XS Max). OnePlus is now looking to repeat the trick with a new smart TV, out sometime next year. But what exactly ... Read More »

Samsung could be about to launch a quad-lens camera phone

It’s widely rumored that Samsung will stick three rear cameras on at least one version of the Samsung Galaxy S10, but before that we could see a Samsung phone with four rear cameras. There’s a lot of evidence for that, starting with an October 11 event that Samsung Mobile teased on Twitter with the text “4x fun”, but we now ... Read More »

iPad Pro 2018 rumors heat up with iOS 12.1 beta name-dropping the launch

There’s even more reason to believe the iPad Pro 2018 is launching next month, and that’s one just one of the juicy details being revealed by the iOS 12.1 beta. The new iOS 12.1 developer beta specifically references ‘iPad2018fall’ as an identifier within its assets, strongly hinting at a forthcoming launch, according to 9to5mac. Although autumn 2018 in the Northern ... Read More »

The best smart speakers 2018: which one should you buy?

Smart speakers are dominating the smart home market and are now owned by one in six Americans, while over the pond in the UK, smart speaker ownership has doubled in six months.  The popular virtual assistants are taking the home by storm, with many now considering smart speakers to be the future of home automation, not only controlling your smart ... Read More »

Mobile industry and tech channel moves for September 2018

Got some good news to share with us about your moves? Send the details to [email protected] with a photo if possible. EE alumni Mansoor Hanif is the new Ofcom CTO BT and EE alumnus Mansoor Hanif is Ofcom’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), replacing the long-serving Steve Unger who left the regulator in June. Hanif’s new remit will be to ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10 could have smaller bezels and a 19:9 aspect ratio

We’ve heard that the Samsung Galaxy S10 is set to see significant design changes, and now we have an idea of what one of those changes might be, as an early benchmark suggests the Galaxy S10 could have smaller bezels than the Samsung Galaxy S9. Spotted by MobielKopen, the HTML5Test benchmark is for a phone dubbed the SM-G405F, and the ... Read More »

What is AI? Everything you need to know

Far from being the stuff of science-fiction, artificial intelligence, or AI, is becoming an increasingly common sight in today’s world. Combining the latest powerful software with top-of-the-range hardware, AI tools are being used to transform many areas of everyday life, from healthcare to traffic problems. But what is AI, and how is it being used today? Here is our guide ... Read More »

Best smart thermostat 2018: heating your home using tech

Smart thermostats are excellent additions to any smart home because they let you control the temperature in your abode digitally, and intelligently.  The best smart thermostats learn your routines, like when you leave the house in the morning and when you go to sleep at night. They also let you control them from anywhere in the world through your phone, ... Read More »

Best security camera: keep an eye on your home from your smartphone

The best security camera can give you peace of mind, even if you are miles and miles away. It’s the perfect addition to your smart home, a crucial bit of security tech you can add to your smart locks and state-of-the-art alarm systems.  Why should you buy one? Perhaps you have workers or other employees in your home, or maybe ... Read More »

Hybrid Log Gamma: what you need to know about HLG

What is Hybrid Log Gamma, and why should you care? Today’s television market is more lively than ever, but that means there are always new formats and technologies vying for your attention. That’s especially true when it comes to HDR (High Dynamic Range): a video format that enhances the brightness, sharpness, and color gamut of an image beyond SDR (Standard ... Read More »

The best green web hosting of 2018

Choosing a web host typically involves weighing up many factors, such as price, features, support, reputation and more. The environmental impact of a web host probably won’t rank high on most people’s priority lists, if they think about it at all – but that could be a mistake. Web hosting is very energy-intensive. Data centers may have tens of thousands ... Read More »

The best Windows hosting services of 2018

Most web hosting packages run on Linux servers, and it’s easy to see why: the operating system is fast, reliable, secure and free, with an impressive software ecosystem that includes some of the best web applications around. For all these benefits, Linux won’t be the right setup for everyone. If your site is based on Microsoft technologies like ASP.NET or ... Read More »

Best lightweight Linux distro of 2018

Modern Linux distros are designed to appeal to a large number of users who run modern hardware. As a result, they have become too bloated for older machines, even if you manually delete files. Without a healthy dollop of system memory and an extra core or two, these distros may not deliver the best performance. Thankfully, there are many lightweight ... Read More »

Best e-commerce hosting in 2018

Got a great idea, service or product? Building a quality web store could help you sell it to the masses, and it’s easier than you think. Even basic shared hosting plans will often include core e-commerce functionality: templates for web stores, PayPal integration, easy installs for popular shopping carts. Ramping up to specialist e-commerce plans will get you powerful product ... Read More »

The best free video player 2018

Everyone needs a great video player, and although the tools that come with your PC or Mac do a reasonable job, there’s no need to settle for that.  Whether you’re looking for the simplest of programs to just get the job done with a minimum of fuss or you want a tool that gives you fine control over every aspect ... Read More »

Top 5 interview questions to ask agile project managers

Companies looking to make their processes more efficient should look no further. Agile project management methodologies, when employed by an adept agile project manager, can make your organization more prosperous, efficient, and collaborative. Small startups looking to scale their operations rely on agile methodologies to stay competitive. To produce software in a timely and cost-effective way requires strategic, long-term thinking. ... Read More »

The best free file recovery software 2018

 We’re constantly advised that we need to back up our data. That way, if something goes wrong and valuable files are lost, we can easily get them back. But there are a few problems here. Not everyone follows advice, and taking the time to do something as dull as backing up data is not exactly at the top of everyone’s ... Read More »

Sick of getting schooled in Fortnite? Here’s what happened when we hired a Battle Royale teacher

Standing in the middle of Pleasant Park’s soccer pitch, an ascending snake of construction begins to wind around me – swift and precise building, every placement strategically positioned and slotting into each other like a 3D puzzle.  Within moments, I’m staring up at an impenetrable metal fortress as the architect triumphantly looks down at me and shouts “now it’s your ... Read More »

Start experimenting with AI to improve your customer service today

Forward-thinking companies are already experimenting with artificial intelligence (AI) to understand how they can integrate this emerging technology into their products and processes to improve  their service to customers.  AI and machine learning technologies are helping companies to get customers answers faster, automate routine tasks, identify at-risk customers, keep content up-to-date and free up service agent’s time, so they can ... Read More »

The best BT Sport deals and packages in September 2018

Looking for a clear answer on the best way to bag a cheap BT Sport deal? If you’re here, chances are you been asking yourself how much is BT Sport going to cost? Can I get BT Sport on Sky or Virgin Media instead? Can I watch the Champions League on BT Sport? You’ve asked and we’re here to answer. ... Read More »

The best free PC optimization software 2018

Is your Windows PC running a little slowly? It’s not your imagination: over time hard drives accumulate all kinds of things that slow things down. PC optimization software can’t solve obsolescence – if your computer is struggling to meet the system requirements for your OS or apps that’s a job for more RAM or the addition of an SSD – ... Read More »

The best video editing software 2018: paid and free

Whether you’re looking for a free video editor or a professional editing suite, we’ve found the best software for you – if you’re making a whole movie or just need to trim a single video clip. The best free video editing software will make everyday tasks like trimming, combining and applying filters to clips as simple as possible. All the tools ... Read More »

Best full-frame camera 2018: 10 advanced DSLRs and mirrorless cameras

Most entry-level and mid-price DSLR and mirrorless cameras sport an APS-C sized sensor, with the physical dimensions of the chip measuring 23.6 x 15.7mm (22.2 x 14.8mm on Canon cameras).  A full-frame sensor on the other hand has larger dimensions of 36 x 24mm – the same size as a frame of 35mm film, hence the name ‘full-frame’, and offering ... Read More »

The best Lenovo laptops 2018

When it comes to laptops, Lenovo caters to pretty much every need. Whether you’re in the market for a super-sleek ultrabook, a handy 2-in-1 hybrid device, a dedicated gaming machine, or something simple and affordable for school, the Chinese manufacturer has you covered. In addition to its business-first ThinkBook range, Lenovo is perhaps best known for its Yoga laptops, which ... Read More »

The best family laptops

Welcome to our list of the best family laptops money can buy in 2018. If you’re looking for a laptop that the whole family can enjoy, then you’ll want something that  is versatile enough to serve the needs of every member of the family. So, it needs to be able to handle games and media for younger family members (or ... Read More »

How to buy a laptop for editing your photos

Many people purchase a laptop simply to use as a convenient way to carry out general computing tasks such as browsing the web, sending emails, and maybe running the odd lightweight app. But other folks have a more specific purpose in mind, and in this article we’re going to examine one of these niches: namely how keen photographers can pick ... Read More »

LG V40 ThinQ render gives us another good look at the design

We’ve already seen a few renders supposedly showing the LG V40 ThinQ and now we can add one more to the mix, this time giving us a close view of the front of the phone and its notch. The render, shared by MySmartPrice, doesn’t really reveal anything new but highlights the bezels which, while small, are still larger than on, ... Read More »

Sony A9F OLED TVs launched in India starting at Rs 3,99,900

In a bid to create TVs that replicate the images the way creators would want the content to look, Sony has unveiled their flagship series A8F 4K OLED TV in India. The television continues Sony’s A8F, with full color management systems in order to support professional end-user calibration using CalMAN software from Portrait Display.  The TV introduces Sony’s new X1 ... Read More »

Best smartwatch: the top smartwatches you can buy in 2018 in the UAE

Update: The Apple Watch 4 is now official, and while we don’t yet know whether it’ll enter the ranking below we’d expect it to sit in a similar place to the Apple Watch 3. Keep your eyes peeled for TechRadar’s upcoming full review. The smartwatch is the ultimate smartphone accessory. It can tell the time, of course, but it can ... Read More »