Computers of 2017: the best PCs ranked

Computers of 2017: the best PCs ranked

Update: No, it’s not an Alienware, but the Dell XPS Tower Special Edition packs in everything the company’s gaming sector would without the ostentatious design. Check it out for yourself at number 3! Just a few years ago, it was the beginning of the end of the traditional desktop computer – or so we thought. Even as entirely new classes of hardware such as 2-in-1 laptops and tablets begin to take the lead, desktop PCs

Laptops for gaming :Holiday 2016

Laptops for gaming :Holiday 2016

: It’s been about a year since our last look at gaming laptops, and the one major change over last year is the launch of the 16 nm FinFET GPUs, specifically NVIDIA’s launch of their Pascal GPUs for laptops, with the GTX 1080, GTX 1070, and GTX 1060 which launched in August. Over the last several months, all of the major gaming laptop manufacturers have updated their

Streaming services in Australia

Streaming services in Australia

UPDATE: Presto is officially throwing in the towel on February 1, 2017, but fear not! Amazon Prime Video has finally launched in Australia, and is set to give Stan and Netflix a run for its money – read on to find out how the new contender fares against our established streaming services. Now that streaming media has become a mainstay in Australian homes, Aussies have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to getting their

Digital cameras iof the 2017

Digital cameras iof the 2017

Okay, we admit it – it’s an impossible question. The best camera for a pro photographer is a million miles from the best camera for an adventure sports nut. So what we’ve done is pick out what we think are the standout cameras in their fields. This may be because they have the most amazing features and specifications, because they’re amazing value for what they offer or because they are just brilliant at the job they’ve been designed for.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is counted to 10 Best Android phones 2016: which should you buy?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is counted to 10 Best Android phones 2016: which should you buy?

You can no longer get the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, so if you want a smartphone with the stylus, you’ll have to dial it back to the Galaxy Note 5. Don’t worry, there was never any Note 6, so this phone is only a year old and still incredibly powerful. Its 5.7-inch screen gives you ample room to doodle with the S Pen, and while it’s certainly bigger in the hand, than the Galaxy S7, its curved back makes

iPad Air 9.7 -best cheap tablets: top budget options

iPad Air 9.7 -best cheap tablets: top budget options

The iPad Air 9.7 is ruling the roost as the best tablet in the world, but with prices starting at £499 and rising to £839, it’s clearly priced in a bracket way above many people’s budget. Apple’s sky-high prices mean those wanting a more affordable tablet experience will have to look elsewhere, although the iPad mini 2 has seen a price cut since the iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 3 arrived on the scene. It’s still not super cheap, but

PS4 the best cheap deals in October 2016

PS4 the best cheap deals in October 2016

best PS4 deals On this page we’re listing all of the best cheap PS4 deals in the UK so that, once you’ve decided to buy one, you can find all of the cheapest prices. Below you’ll find all of the absolute cheapest standalone PS4 deals from UK retailers, followed by our pick of what we think are the bundle deals that offer the absolute best value. The PS4 is currently available in a number of different SKUs. You can

Best iPhone apps for free 2016

Best iPhone apps for free 2016

Best free iPhone apps 2016 There are now hundreds of thousands of apps available for your iPhone 6S and, surprisingly, many of the best are free. What’s the best phone of 2016? The following list showcases our pick of the best free iPhone apps, and includes iPhone applications for social networking, travel, news, photography, productivity and more. Most of these apps are also compatible

Best wireless routers 2016

Best wireless routers 2016

Introduction Just about any household with broadband internet will have a wireless router supplied by the service provider – but there are plenty of good reasons to buy a newer, more powerful model. Your existing router may be a bit long in the tooth, and that means it doesn’t have the latest hardware, or support all the modern wireless networking standards, such as 802.11ac, which can deliver much better network

Best gaming mouse to buy

Best gaming mouse to buy

Best gaming mouse rundown PC gamers have never had it so good. While the e-sports scene is ramping up to enjoy unprecedented popularity, powerful graphics cards are becoming more affordable than ever, finally allowing PC to serve as a viable alternative to consoles. But, whether you aspire to be the next League of Legends or Call of Duty superstar or, more likely, just enjoying a few rounds of Overwatch, you’ll assuredly

Best cheap phones in the US for 2016: Buying Guide

Best cheap phones in the US for 2016: Buying Guide

Update: There’s a new No. 1 best cheap phone and, no surprise, it’s from Motorola. Were reviewing more budget phones than ever, so stay tuned for additional comparisons and ranking changes. The best cheap phone in the US is a complicated find. Even in 2016, carriers still love to lock you into contracts for budget phone prices, only to have you pay the full amount back in high monthly fees.

Best Apps and Games of the Week

Best Apps and Games of the Week

Cleanz Cleanz is a simple photo management app for iOS that takes the pain out of deleting images from your library. It adopts the Tinder method of swiping through images; swipe down to delete an image and swipe up to keep it. You can go through a bunch of photos quickly through this method and delete the ones you want. Surely beats using the clunky stock Photos app in iOS. iOS Live Focus

Best iPhone 2016: how to choose the right one for you

Best iPhone 2016: how to choose the right one for you

You’ve woken up, looked out the window and then looked down at the crumbling smartphone that you’ve been using for what feels like ever. Some part of your mind decides that it’s time for an upgrade, and if you’re set on owning an iPhone, then you’ve got some big choices to make. You can spend a fortune on the powerful iPhone 6S Plus, or spend some time in the second hand market – but will get you

New HTC 10 video teaser says we should expect “the best BoomSound yet”

New HTC 10 video teaser says we should expect “the best BoomSound yet”

The latest HTC 10 teaser is here, ladies and gentlemen. And like one of those from last month, this is all about audio. However, this time around we’re thankfully treated to more than just a cryptic image. It’s a full video teaser, this, and it expands upon the “we’re obsessed” theme that we saw in the company’s first ever video teaser for the HTC 10. Though obviously this obsession has everything to do with “bright, fat, crisp” sound

Best fitness trackers available today

Best fitness trackers available today

The best fitness bands you can get A fitness tracker is the perfect way to monitor your activity easily and with unmatched accuracy. Think of it as an electronic finger on the pulse, constantly measuring your vitals, quality of sleep, and step count. Today’s market of fitness trackers is stuffed with competition, most of which can do a pretty good job at the basics of tracking. But frankly, we’re only concerned with

Best phone 2016: the 10 best smartphones we’ve reviewed

Best phone 2016: the 10 best smartphones we’ve reviewed

Number 10: HTC One M9 Update: It’s 2016! And while we’re waiting for Mobile World Congress and the impending influx of this year’s flagship handsets, we’re still using the best phones from 2015. That includes the stunning new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P handsets. But how do they compare to the new iPhone, and where does Sony’s latest, the Xperia Z5 fit in? This update will explain all… Here at techradar, we

Best Gaming Mouse: best gaming mice to buy now

Best Gaming Mouse: best gaming mice to buy now

PC gamers have never had it so good. The e-sports scene is enjoying unprecedented popularity, with plenty of (not entirely frivolous) talk about how gaming should be added to the Olympics roster. Whether you fancy becoming the next League of Legends or Call of Duty superstar, or something more sedate, like leading a vicarious virtual life in an MMO or RPG, one thing is for sure: you will

Best Laptops you can buy in 2016

Best Laptops you can buy in 2016

Laptops are on the rise again thanks to Windows 10’s arrival, Nivida’s efficient Maxwell graphics cards, and fresh new Skylake processors from Intel. Notebooks once thought to be replaced by tablets are more plentiful and diverse than ever between gaming laptops that hook up to liquid-coolers, thin and light Ultrabooks to incredibly affordable Chromebooks. Even Microsoft has gotten into the game with the Surface