LG, Samsung & Best cheap phones 2017: our top budget mobiles

LG, Samsung & Best cheap phones 2017: our top budget mobiles

Update: We’ve now included the Wileyfox Swift 2 in our best cheap phone list – scroll down below to see where it has ranked – plus we’ve said goodbye to the Vodafone Smart Prime 7. In the past, the term ‘best cheap phones’ was usually a warning, rather than a tempting proposition, with shoddy build quality, sluggish performance, laughable screen resolution and woeful cameras. But this isn’t the past, this

Dell and the 15 best laptops of 2017: the top laptops ranked

Dell and the 15 best laptops of 2017: the top laptops ranked

There’s no denying that right now is a better time than ever to buy a laptop. Although you might not want to install it yourself, the Windows 10 Creators Update has changed the ways you can use your laptop by adding features, like the resource-savvy Game Mode and the artistry-centric Paint 3D to the mix. Though tablets were all the rage for a split second, there’s still an unbridled need for the best laptops. After all, nothing

iPhone 6 Updated Review

iPhone 6 Updated Review

Introduction and design Update: iPhone 6 is still being sold and it’s on the iOS 10 update roadmap for September. This review has been revised to account for the new software and the release of the iPhone SE. Why do we have the Apple iPhone 6? Well, back in 2013, despite record sales, the Cupertino brand was heading for a fall. The brand had been trading on the same phone for four years, and something big was needed

Sony Bravia 55XE93 (KD-55XE9305)

Sony Bravia 55XE93 (KD-55XE9305)

One of the most ingenious new TV technologies of 2016 was Sony’s Slim Backlight Drive. It put two sets of edge-mounted LEDs and two separate LED light plates in sequence to double the number of individually controllable light zones possible with an edge LED lighting system. The system is back in improved form on the 2017 XE93 series, increasing the number of individually controlled light zones and introducing a massive boost in

Windows top 10 deals in April 2017

Windows top 10 deals in April 2017

The deadline to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 has sadly now passed. Not to worry though as you can rely on Techradar to track down the best prices around for Microsoft’s latest operating system. Windows 10 is generally seen as an improvement over Windows 8 – yes, the Start button is back! So, if you’re building a brand new system or want to upgrade to Windows 10 on an older device, you’re going to need to buy a copy.

LG G6 on T-Mobile getting its first update

LG G6 on T-Mobile getting its first update

T-Mobile, which was the first among US carriers to start shipping LG G6 pre-orders, has begun pushing out the first update to the device as well. Arriving as software version H87210e, the update weighs in at around 124MB. Sadly, there’s currently no information on exactly what changes are included in the update – the update notification just says “this release includes various updates.”

BenQ TH530 projector

BenQ TH530 projector

Who’s got the money, time or space for a home cinema projector? They’re expensive, tricky to set-up and require a dedicated projection room. Cue the BenQ TH530 projector. An affordable and compact DLP projector, the £529 TH530 is designed to be whipped out from a cupboard to play Full HD movies at a minute’s notice. Design There’s something about this single-chip DLP projector that suggests

Apple TV

Apple TV

Update: Apple TV is having some real problems with its latest software update, tvOS 10.2. Many are reporting that the new update is breaking AirPlay support on third-party apps like Airfoil that allows Mac or Windows users to stream any audio source. If it existed in a bubble, Apple TV would be a stellar product. It offers a steady improvement over its three-year-stagnant predecessor – a device built for the then revolutionary new

iPhone 8 could steal a cool screen trick from the iPad Pro

iPhone 8 could steal a cool screen trick from the iPad Pro

It’s time for another churn at the ol’ iPhone rumor mill, as another report points to a potential new feature coming to Apple’s next handset, the iPhone 8. A Barclays investment report appears to hint at three new iPhones expected to come out this year with True Tone displays, according to MacRumors. If true, this would mean that the (yet to be announced) iPhone 7S/7S+ and/or iPhone 8 may get displays that

NVIDIA Adds GeForce GTX 1060

NVIDIA Adds GeForce GTX 1060

In a brief announcement this morning, NVIDIA is expanding their “Prepare for Battle” bundle to include the GeForce GTX 1060. NVIDIA’s latest bundle launched nearly two months ago, at the end of January. At the time it launched, the bundle offered anyone who purchased a GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, or a PC or laptop equipped with these cards the option to download either Ubisoft’s

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Performance Preview

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Performance Preview

The Snapdragon 820 SoC was a significant milestone on Qualcomm’s roadmap. It was a solid improvement over the 808/810, delivering higher performance and efficiency, and became a commercial success, finding its way into the majority of flagship phones last year. More importantly, it heralded Qualcomm’s vision for mobile devices: heterogeneous computing. This meant

CORSAIR ONE Gaming PC Released

CORSAIR ONE Gaming PC Released

First announced in February, the new Corsair ONE pre-built gaming PC is now shipping. The Corsair ONE is the first ready-to-run system from the manufacturer that has mostly been known for their PC components and peripherals. Selling and supporting entire systems is a new venture for Corsair, but the design and capabilities of the Corsair ONE are a good fit for the company’s

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) April security update

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) April security update

Well, that was quick. It’s April 1, and Samsung has already started rolling out the security patch for the month. The update – arriving as build number J320FXXU0AQC3 – is currently hitting Galaxy J3 (2016) units in Europe. Some regular bug fixes as well as device optimizations are included as well. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it might take time for the update to hit your device. Meanwhile,

Intel Launches Kaby-Lake based Xeons: The E3-1200 v6 Family

Intel Launches Kaby-Lake based Xeons: The E3-1200 v6 Family

For the several generations previous, it has become customary for the Xeon equivalents of consumer processors to hit the market several months later. We saw the launch of Kaby Lake on the consumer desktop in January, with quad-core parts up to 4.0 GHz coming to retail. The Xeon E3 launch will be in the similar vein to previous years, designed for entry-level workstations,