Best circular polarizer filter: 5 top models tested and rated

Best circular polarizer filter: 5 top models tested and rated

When you browse sites like Flickr or the pages of a magazine and spot really striking landscape shots taken during the day, with bright blue skies, defined clouds and strong contrast, the chances are they’ve been taken by a pro using a high-quality circular polarizer filter. So what is a polarizer filter? Polarizing filters are a great addition to any photographer’s kit bag, because they’re brilliant at enhancing saturation

The best laptop deals in May 2017: cheap laptops for every budget

The best laptop deals in May 2017: cheap laptops for every budget

If you’re from the States, check out the top laptop deals in the US in our always-updated guide. Looking for the best laptop deals? You’re in the right place then! Every week we take an in-depth look through all of the biggest and best retailers to find the best value laptops and special offers. If you’re after a cheap laptop for web browsing and other simple tasks, or you need a new laptop for school or

Best photo editing software in 2017

Best photo editing software in 2017

Once upon a time, if you asked anyone which was the best photo editing software, they’d always say Photoshop. OK, so Photoshop is still the most powerful program there is at what it does, but what we want to do as photographers has changed. Photoshop is not much good if you need creative inspiration – it can create any effect you ask of it, but you have to know what you want. If you need creative inspiration, there are better

The best free video editor 2017

The best free video editor 2017

Today’s free video editors are a huge step up from Windows Movie Maker, combining professional-level tools with interfaces that are easy to master – even if you’ve never made your own movie before. If your needs are simple (you just want to trim a clip to size, record a voiceover, or combine several sections of footage together), there are free, user-friendly tools that will get the job done in seconds. Alternatively,

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

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.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium awarded Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017

Sony Xperia XZ Premium awarded Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017

The GSMA is a pan-European organization that hosts the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and as part of the MWC they also hold annual Global Mobile Awards or GloMo awarding the best tech companies in various categories. In 2017 they awarded statuettes to over 40 winners. We already told you that Samsung nabbed the Best Smartphone of 2016 prize, but now we learn that Sony has won the Best new smartphone award for their latest Xperia XZ

Headphones available today

Headphones available today

Our constantly updated list of the best wireless headphones is the perfect way to ditch the cable with as few compromises as possible. After all, opt for a bad pair of wireless headphones and you’re at risk of ending up with weak, compressed sound and poor battery life. But if you choose wisely then you’ll get all off the benefits of going wireless with none of the compromises. Once you’ve experienced

DSLRs you can buy right now

DSLRs you can buy right now

For decades, the DSLR (digital SLR) has been the top choice for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, a DSLR offers three key ingredients: manual controls, excellent picture quality and interchangeable lenses. Mirrorless cameras are another option of course. They’re smaller, mechanically simpler and, like DSLRs, they take interchangeable lenses. If you want to know

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.