This is the portablec you want, but probably can’t afford

Building a VR-ready PC on a budget requires carefully selecting compatible components that are powerful enough but don’t cost the earth. So what do you do when cost is an afterthought? Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry, one of the world’s top overclockers, set out to answer that question by building The Asteroid….

How to migrate from an old Mac using Migration Assistant

You can upgrade to OS X El Capitan on Macs from as far back as 2007. In terms of software, you’ll need to be running at least OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – if you’re still running OS X 10.5 Leopard, then you’ll first have to buy an upgrade to…

Xiaomi Mi 5 vs OnePlus 2: Specs Comparison

The OnePlus 2 can be deemed an industry veteran, being available for almost 8 months now. However, the market is quickly changing. With the arrival of the Xiaomi Mi 5 today, the OnePlus 2 faces some serious competition from its fellow Chinese manufacturer. So we decided to compare the hardware…

iPhone SE release date, news and features

Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE is now on sale. Will you be splashing the cash on this palm friendly smartphone? The iPhone SE is here, and we’ve got all the details you need to know about Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone. It lines up alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 6S and 5.5-inch…

Report suggests that Android malware doubled in quantity since 2014

Despite Google’s efforts to curb Android malware, it seems like there’s no stopping this menace. According to a report from Trend Micro, the amount of Android malware has doubled in quantity by 2015, as compared to 2014. This speaks volumes about the concerns of the common public with regards to…

Shutterstock brings computer vision to photo searches

Commercial image library Shutterstock has introduced a new ‘computer vision’ search technology that finds photos according to their contents and not just the keywords that photographers have attached to them. It’s designed for publishers and designers searching for professional quality photos they can license, but the technology has potential for…

Here’s why Cortana leaves Siri and Google Now in the dust

It isn’t often that Microsoft is the company that beats Apple and Google to the punch, especially when it comes to something as cool and sophisticated as virtual assistants but, with Cortana, Redmond has done just that. The presentation that Microsoft gave at Build 2016, the company’s annual conference in…

Android 6 Marshmallow update: when can I get it?

Samsung has begun pushing Android 6 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S5 around the world. Look out for your update soon. Android Marshmallow is here (for some). There are battery life improvements, greater app permission controls, standardized support for fingerprint scanners, more granular volume controls, USB-C support and new Google Now…

Acer’s widescreen projector blasts 120 inches of game onto your wall

Gaming monitors? Pah, says Acer, as the company unveils its new gaming projector which allows for the latest and greatest shooter to be played on a 120-inch screen. Acer claims that the Predator Z850 is the world’s first ultra-wide HD laser projector which is specifically designed for gaming, and it…

This homemade thermite launcher is Fallout 4’s Fat Man brought to life

They say having a hobby is good for your lifespan, but that potentially doesn’t apply to UK YouTuber Colin Furze, whose hobbies include pyrotechnics and cannons. Furze, who constructs an array of inventions of varying levels of safety on his YouTube page, just completed his latest project: a homemade pneumatic…