Best Laptops: Q3 2017

Best Laptops: Q3 2017

    Every quarter we like to take a look at the market and offer a summary for a quick recommendation list of laptops. The major announcement of note over the last quarter was the introduction of the 8th Generation Intel Core CPUs for notebooks, which is significant in that it finally brings the option of quad-core laptops in the 15-Watt U series. Prior to this, anyone wanting

Huawei reveales the Mate 10 chipset at IFA 2017

Huawei reveales the Mate 10 chipset at IFA 2017

Huawei appearance at IFA 2017 came near the end of the show but it made a big impact with its latest chipset destined for the Huawei Mate 10. As previous rumored and leaked a day ahead of its press conference, the Chinese phone manufacture confirmed Kirin 970 chipset. Huawei’s newest chipset features an octa-core CPU and a 12-core GPU There are also some great leaps in wireless capabilities with a new one of the world’s

The best Amazon Cyber Monday UK deals 2017

The best Amazon Cyber Monday UK deals 2017

Heads up! As the rush of Black Friday deals start to subside, along comes Cyber Monday like clockwork, giving us all another opportunity to bag some major savings on tech kit. The extended weekend of deals means you’ve got plenty of time and opportunity to get involved, and we’re going to point you towards some of Amazon’s best offers. Amazon is of course one of the first names anyone thinks of when it comes to online

The best Amazon Black Friday deals 2017

The best Amazon Black Friday deals 2017

Black Friday shows no signs of getting any smaller anytime soon, so we’re put together this deals page so you can stay on top of all the best offers from Amazon – it should be one of the first places you check out as the year’s biggest shopping weekend kicks into gear. You don’t have to spend ages searching around the site yourself (though feel free if that’s what you’d prefer), because we’ve collected

The best Argos Black Friday deals 2017

The best Argos Black Friday deals 2017

Now’s the time to start thinking about your plans for Black Friday, the annual day of bumper deals and offers, and if you want to know where all of the very best bargains can be grabbed, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about the most tempting Argos deals for 2017. Argos always goes all-in for Black Friday, which we like, and it looks like this year’s extravaganza isn’t going to be any different.

IFA 2017 recap – the hot smartphones we saw in Berlin

IFA 2017 recap – the hot smartphones we saw in Berlin

Another edition of the IFA congress is over and done and it was an eventful one. Samsung decided to forgo its big Galaxy Note8 announcement from IFA but LG, Sony and Motorola all showcased their next flagships during the tech congress. So here’s a recap of all we saw from Berlin. Alcatel Alcatel had four smartphones and a smartwatch to show at IFA 2017. The Idol 5S, Idol 5, A7 XL and A7 alongside the Movetime watch. alcatel Idol 5s alcatel Idol 5 alcatel A7 Here’s our hands-on. Archos Starting in alphabetical order and starting off big with Archos. The company released…

Week 35 in review: LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ1 and Moto X4 appear at IFA 2017

Week 35 in review: LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ1 and Moto X4 appear at IFA 2017

IFA 2017 is wrapping up with the events and we saw plenty of new phones being announced. LG finally unveiled the V30, Sony introduced the XZ1, the XZ1 Compact, and the XA1 Plus, while Lenovo showed the Moto X4 with dual cameras. Other companies like Archos, Alcatel and Blackberry also joined the fun, making the week a pure blessing for all smartphone geeks. Xiaomi and Apple are releasing their next flagships in a matter of two days – first is the Chinese manufacturer with the Mi Mix 2 on September 11. On September 12 the Cupertino company is announcing three iPhones, one…

The best Sky Q TV packages, deals and offers in September 2017

The best Sky Q TV packages, deals and offers in September 2017

Every week we take a look at the latest Sky TV packages, deals and special offers to make sure that you’re getting the very best prices when you decide to sign up! So if you’re trying to decide which Sky TV offer is for you, what a Sky Q box is and if you can afford it or even if you should be getting one in the first place – you’re in the right place!As you scroll down the page, we’ll discuss the latest Sky TV

The best PC World Black Friday deals 2017

The best PC World Black Friday deals 2017

Those of you on the look-out for the tech bargains with the lowest prices – which we assume is all of you – should check out Currys subsidiary PC World all throughout the year, but especially when Black Friday rolls around. To ease the pain on your feet or your mouse buttons we’ve collected the best PC World Black Friday 2017 deals here in one place for you. The usual Black Friday rules apply – top tech at low prices – and for

The best John Lewis Black Friday deals 2017

The best John Lewis Black Friday deals 2017

This year’s edition of Black Friday is fast approaching, and so you’re going to want to know where the best bargains and biggest price drops can be found. Here we’ll concentrate on one particular store, one that’s always a major player during Black Friday and Cyber Monday: John Lewis. The venerable high street department store always has lots going on for Black Friday, as we saw last year and in previous years,

Smartphone shipments in China decrease in H1 2017

Smartphone shipments in China decrease in H1 2017

Sigmaintell Consulting published its data research on smartphone shipments on the Chinese market for the first half of 2017. The initial numbers reveal that companies shipped 230 million units or 1.4% less than the January-June period of 2016. China-based vendors sent abroad 290 million phones, but this figure is 6.2% less than the same time span a year ago.   Even if shipments decreased for all vendors, Huawei, Oppo,

Intel Announces Q2 FY 2017 Earnings: Record Quarter

Intel Announces Q2 FY 2017 Earnings: Record Quarter

This afternoon, Intel announced their second quarter results for fiscal year 2017, and continuing a trend, they have once again set a record for the current quarter. Intel recorded $14.8 billion in revenue this quarter, up 9% from a year ago. Operating income, which was down dramatically a year ago due to restructuring charges, has rebounded to $3.8 billion for the quarter,

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is now receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update, just under two months after the 2016 model. The updates for the A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) are not out yet, even though they received Wi-Fi certifications before the A3 (2017) did. Back to the update in question. Its currently rolling out in Russia (has been for a couple of days, actually). It bears a firmware version A320FXXU2BQG5

Samsung topped global smartphone shipments in Q2 2017

Samsung topped global smartphone shipments in Q2 2017

Samsung shipped 22.1% of all smartphones around the world in Q2 2017, maintaining its leading position in the smartphone market. This equals in 79.5 million devices or 1.9 million more than the same quarter of 2016. Samsung recovered from the Galaxy Note7 fiasco effortlessly, with 2% rise from 77.6 million units in April-June 2016. Apple is still second, but even though it shipped more units YoY, it failed to match the overall market

The best cheap tablets of 2017

The best cheap tablets of 2017

The best cheap tablet in 2017 makes on-the-go computing easier, and keeps the price inexpensive. They’re thin-and-light in all ways, with many under $200. We compiled a list of cheap tablets, and the hard cut-off for this budget-based buying guide is $300. But don’t worry, most of them are $200 or less. You can find big names here, too. Samsung, Amazon, Lenovo and even Apple have affordable options with flavors

The best cheap iPad deals in July 2017

The best cheap iPad deals in July 2017

If you’re looking for cheap iPad deals – you’ve most certainly come to the right place! The iPhone may not be the best phone these days, but the iPad is definitely still the best tablet. And because there are so many models these days, it’s easier than ever to find the cheap iPad deals of your dreams. Whether you’re after a deal on an iPad Air 2 or an iPad mini from a couple of years ago, we’ve found the best

10 best Android phones in Australia: which should you buy in 2017

10 best Android phones in Australia: which should you buy in 2017

UPDATE: Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium, with its truly glorious 4K display, has made it onto our list of the 10 best Android phones in Australia! Read on to find out why it made the cut! Apple may have kickstarted the smartphone revolution when it launched its very first iPhone back in 2007, but it was Google’s Android operating system that truly took it mainstream. With an open platform and multiple manufacturers using

HTC U11 was Antutu’s best performing smartphone of May 2017

HTC U11 was Antutu’s best performing smartphone of May 2017

Antutus top ten best-performing smartphones of May take the average benchmark scores of all the tests run on Antutus benchmarking app during the entire month of May. This is the first month since the iPhone 7 Plus release that Apples fastest iOS device is no longer the fastest smartphone in the world. The HTC U11 has surpassed the iPhone 7 Plus in Antutus overall performance benchmark. With an average score of 180,079, the U11 is

Computex 2017 coolest mods

Computex 2017 coolest mods

Computex 2017 was one of the most exciting computing shows put off by Taipei, Taiwan in years, mostly thanks to tons of major news drops from the event. However, for the true gaming PC enthusiasts and gawkers alike, a close second is no doubt the legions of custom gaming PC case modifications, or “mods” that descended upon the show floor this year. First up, we have the Halo – Master Chief, a custom build subsidized by Asus Republic

PlayStation at E3 2017: six things we want to see

PlayStation at E3 2017: six things we want to see

If there’s a gaming battleground for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, there’s no bigger arena than the E3 stage. The annual face-off sees the big three names in game development puff their chests out (even if Nintendo does so from the comfort of its ‘Direct’ YouTube studio), showing off the wares it’s hoping to win you over with in time for populating those Christmas wishlists. Sony has had a stonking few years singing the