Category Archives: General

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 PS4/PC review

The Division 2 is another of Ubisoft’s military shooter to posthumously carry the Tom Clancy name. As with the first game the late novelist had zero input with this post-apocalyptic looter-shooter. But that doesn’t necessarily make it bad. In fact, The Division 2 takes what was good about the first game and makes it a whole lot better. Continue reading Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 PS4/PC review

5 signs it may be time for a memory upgrade

For years I’ve been listening to PC owners lamenting to me about how their PC has a “virus” or that their CPU needs replacing due to poor performance. My first question, before they go and spend hundreds of dollars on a new machine, is “have you considered upgrading your RAM?”.

Back it the day, a couple of gigabytes of memory would have done you. In fact, a couple of gigs would’ve been all you PC could actually use. With modern 64-bit operating systems like Windows 10, sky’s the limit (or more likely 64 GB) when it comes to the amount of RAM you have in your machine.  The more RAM, the more applications, and better games, you can have running without your PC grinding to a halt. Continue reading 5 signs it may be time for a memory upgrade

Epson innovations and F1’s Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

The world’s greatest motorsport event, the Formula One Grand Prix World Championship, descended on Melbourne’s Albert Park over the weekend for the first race of the 2019 season. Valtteri Bottas took first place, with his team-mate Lewis Hamilton coming second. This is another huge success for their team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas, and their long-term partner, Epson.

Epson Australia invited me to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how their partnership with the reigning Formula One World Constructors’ Champions, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, helps them innovate and develop new technology.

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Trials Rising PS4 review

Ubisoft’s impossibly moreish Trials series unleashes its latest entry on an already sleep-deprived gaming audience.

If ever there was a gaming franchise that the phase “just one more go” was made for, it would be RedLynx’s trial games. Whilst the game has been about since 2000, it was Trials HD in 2008 that turned a whole legion of Xbox 360 owners into cursing, insomniac wannabe motorcross riders.

Trials Rising is more of the same, exquisite, obsessive fun. Continue reading Trials Rising PS4 review

Swann Wi-Fi Series indoor and outdoor security camera reviews

The proliferation of home Wi-Fi networks has had a major impact on the simplicity of installing home security/surveillance systems. All that’s needed is a power supply and you can check your home security from your phone no matter where you are in the world.

Swann’s range of Wi-Fi Series security cameras provide solutions for both indoor and, more interestingly, outdoor video surveillance. Both cameras offer 1080p video recording, cloud storage, and motion/heat detection. Continue reading Swann Wi-Fi Series indoor and outdoor security camera reviews

Epson FF-680W FastFoto Photo Scanner review

Time to drag all those boxes of photos sitting in your cupboard into the 21st Century.

There was a time when I lamented the death of the physical photo. I intended, naively, to take the few hundred digital photos that I had taken down to Officeworks and get them all printed.

Well, those few hundred digital photos are now several thousand. It’s fair to say, no photo I’ve taken since 2003 is ever going to end up in a physical photo album. All our photos now tend to be stored on our hard drives, in our phones and in online storage.

But what about out old photos?

If you fear sticking you beloved memories into scanner, you can stop worrying. Epson’s FastFoto FF-680W will lovingly scan your old photos, by the box-load, in just a few minutes. Continue reading Epson FF-680W FastFoto Photo Scanner review

Metro Exodus PC/Xbox One review

Whilst massive publishers, with development studios all around the world, and with budgets larger than the GDP of Tonga, release limp, buggy offerings to the gaming public, once again, Ukrainian outfit 4A Games, have produced a thing of wonder.

Metro Exodus is the third game based on the post-apocalyptic fiction novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033. As before the game follows the adventures of Artyom, who grew up in the make-shift underground city that was once the Moscow metro system. Continue reading Metro Exodus PC/Xbox One review

Huawei Watch GT review

Australian readers may be interested to know that Huawei are giving away their Huawei Watch GT with purchases of their superb Mate20 Pro mobile phones. I have been putting the smartwatch through its paces. Continue reading Huawei Watch GT review