Google is prepping a fix for a new Home Mini volume bug

Google is prepping a fix for a new Home Mini volume bug

If you’ve got a Google Home Mini smart speaker that doesn’t seem to cope well with the volume getting ramped right up, you’re not alone – it appears that some of the dinky little units will reboot if they get asked to start cranking out the tunes at maximum volume. The problem doesn’t appear to affect every Google Home Mini out there, fortunately, but a thread describing the issue on the Google support forums has

Sony BRAVIA X940E (XBR-75X940E)

Sony BRAVIA X940E (XBR-75X940E)

We always look forward to Sony’s annual refresh of its X940 TV range. Well, we say range, but actually there’s only ever a single X940 model. What a model it is, though, invariably delivering a huge 75-inch screen powered by some of Sony’s most high-level picture technologies. The latest X940, the  XBR-75X940E, is potentially Sony’s most exciting yet. It still uses the same direct LED lighting with local dimming technology

The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: An 18-core No-Compromise Mini-ITX

The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: An 18-core No-Compromise Mini-ITX

Our next X299 motherboard review shrinks down from the large ATX and E-ATX sized motherboards to the sole Mini-ITX offering for the X299 platform. The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac is a diminutive board that offers nearly all of the same features as its larger counterparts but in a package well suited for SFF systems. Users will find four SO-DIMM DRAM slots for quad channel operations,

Apple might move back to metal for one iPhone 9 model

Apple might move back to metal for one iPhone 9 model

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all have glass backs, having moved away from the metal rears of past generations, but according to a source at least one of 2018’s models might switch back to a metal rear. Speaking to Nikkei, the source, who’s apparently “privy to the company’s product designs”, said that Apple will launch a 6.1-inch LCD phone that will “probably” have a metal back available in several colors.

Nokia Steel HR hands-on review

Nokia Steel HR hands-on review

    The smartwatch market doesn’t have many hybrids, which makes the Steel HR smartwatch a member of a rare breed. It’s neither an Android Wear nor a Tizen device (it’s obviously not a Watch OS wearable either) – it’s half analog watch, half smartband. It has a physical watch face that doesn’t change and a small screen. All of that makes for battery life measured in days, not hours, and a unique wearable, which we rather enjoy handling. You may or may not have heard of Withings – it was a company that made fitness devices, smart scales and connected watches.…

Headspace has helped me (reluctantly) find a sense of calm

Headspace has helped me (reluctantly) find a sense of calm

Mindfulness is big business at the moment, and I thought it was about time I tried the meditation movement of the moment for myself. And where better to start than with the household name in mindfulness; Headspace. The app itself is beautifully designed, with a cartoonish style, avatars to guide you through the different sections, and animations that are just on the right side of childish. I’m sure this is a pretty

NVIDIA Releases 388.43 WHQL Game Ready Driver

NVIDIA Releases 388.43 WHQL Game Ready Driver

With the launch of DOOM VFR on Thursday, NVIDIA has released driver version 388.43 to bring DOOM VFR support. And for those who miss the NVIDIA system tray icon, 388.43 also adds NV Tray back in. Otherwise, 388.43 was rather sparse, documenting bugfixes for only two issues: NVIDIA Control Panel crashes when “With the NVIDIA Settings” video color settings option is

Sky Mobile is giving ‘Christmas gifts’ with phone deals, including headphones and tablets

Sky Mobile is giving ‘Christmas gifts’ with phone deals, including headphones and tablets

Ho ho ho! Sky Mobile is donning the metaphorical Santa’s hat and diving deep into its sack this Christmas, to offer a free gift with every mobile phone deal on its website this December. At the very least, you’re guaranteed a £16.99 voucher to spend at the Sky Store to stream films or TV box sets. But there are also more attractive gifts to potentially unwrap, such as Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablets (RRP £139), Sony h.ear

Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro launched with dual front cameras, 18:9 display

Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro launched with dual front cameras, 18:9 display

Micromax has launched its latest device, the Canvas Infinity Pro today in India. The device is an upgraded variant of the Micromax Canvas Infinity that was launched back in August this year. The main highlights of the device are its dual front camera setup and the 18:9 display with minimal bezels. Micromax had launched the Canvas Infinity with a 5.7-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and minimal bezels on the sides with

Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3

The Essential Review This is TechRadar’s review summary, which gives you all the key information you need if you’re looking for quick buying advice in 30 seconds – our usual full, in-depth review follows. The Fujifilm X-A3 is a great camera with a vintage-ish look that produces consistently good images. Designed as step-up from both a smartphone and a point-and-shoot compact, this entry-level mirrorless camera

Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro getting Oreo with EMUI 8.0 update

Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro getting Oreo with EMUI 8.0 update

As promised EMUI 8.0 is being delivered to Huaweis Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro (also the Porsche Design model). This is the latest version of Huaweis Android customization, it is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The phones launcher around this time last year with EMUI 5.0 which was based on Android 7.0 Nougat (Huawei decided to rejigger the version numbers). Anyway, this new versions brings over many of the AI features that the the

urBeats3 Earphones

urBeats3 Earphones

Removing the 3.5mm jack from the iPhone was one of the most divisive decisions Apple has ever made. While some appreciated the features it would enable – like noise-cancellation without a battery and removing the reliance of the on-board DAC – others saw it as a cash-grab from a company interested in licensing out its proprietary tech. It’s worth pointing this out because the Lightning Connector is the anchor for the urBeats3.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus surface again, come with Snapdragon chipsets

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus surface again, come with Snapdragon chipsets

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will arrive tomorrow. We already know how the phone will look, how it most likely will cost. Most of the specs were leaked on TENAA, while the MIUI 9 was announced by the company. Some of the specs were double-confirmed by a live photo which also revealed the Snapdragon chipset that will power the Redmi 5 phones. The Redmi 5 will arrive with 5.7 screen with the popular

Sony BRAVIA XE94 (KD-75XE9405)

Sony BRAVIA XE94 (KD-75XE9405)

We always look forward to Sony’s annual refresh of its X940 TV range. Well, we say range, but actually there’s only ever a single X940 model. What a model it is, though, invariably delivering a huge 75-inch screen powered by some of Sony’s most high-level picture technologies. The latest X940, the KD-75XE9405, is potentially Sony’s most exciting yet. It still uses the same direct LED lighting with local dimming technology

Xiaomi looks for IPO next year

Xiaomi looks for IPO next year

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is set to go public next year according to Bloomberg. The phone vendor is already talking to investment banks about a possible initial public offering and hopes to raise at least $50 billion from the IPO. However, industry sources suggest that Xiaomi is being highly optimistic about its valuation.  According to the Bloomberg report, some executives have even been talking about raising $100

Samsung Starts Production of 512 GB UFS NAND Flash Memory: 64-Layer V-NAND, 860 MB/s Reads

Samsung Starts Production of 512 GB UFS NAND Flash Memory: 64-Layer V-NAND, 860 MB/s Reads

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it had initiated volume production of UFS NAND flash memory chips with 512 GB capacity based on its latest 64-layer 512 Gb V-NAND. The new UFS packages employ Samsung’s latest controller, which sport some performance improvements over its predecessors. The new UFS devices are expected to be used for various applications, including smartphones,

5 best online fax services for November 2017

5 best online fax services for November 2017

While computers, printers and other pieces of technology are obviously vital in the modern office environment, there’s no denying the role the fax machine has played in the business world over the decades. When it comes to running a business, it’s essential to have systems in place to allow you to send important documents to colleagues and other organisations easily – especially if you deal with a plethora of departments or

Best racing wheel: Logitech vs Thrustmaster vs Fanatec vs Hori

Best racing wheel: Logitech vs Thrustmaster vs Fanatec vs Hori

Update: We’ve had a chance to try out Thrustmaster’s newest premium wheel, the Thrustmaster T-GT. It’s a premium wheel with a price tag to match, but if you want the perfect wheel for the recently released Gran Turismo Sport, it’s one that’s seriously worth considering. Article continues below… Racing wheels are nerdy things. Andy from The 40-Year-Old Virgin probably owned one before selling

Best PC cases 2017: top cases for your desktop computer

Best PC cases 2017: top cases for your desktop computer

When you’re building a new PC, shopping for one of the best PC cases is likely the last thing you’ll think of. There are tons of cheap PC cases on the market, so why not just go with one of those and use that extra money on other, more exciting components? Well, when that chassis finally crumbles, or when your CPU starts throttling from improper airflow, moving over all of your components to a new case is what nightmares are made of.