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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

Resident Evil 2 PlayStation 4 review

Capcom revisits Resident Evil 2, one of the company’s best survival horror games.

Back in the day, on the original PlayStation, Resident Evil 2 was a bit of a novelty. Not only was it charged with expanding the ground-breaking, but otherwise stand-alone first Resident Evil game, it also came on two discs, one for each character. Continue reading Resident Evil 2 PlayStation 4 review

Kano Computer Kit Complete review

Kano’s Computer Kit Complete gives you everything you need to build a functioning Raspberry Pi-based laptop computer.

As a kid, I owned a Sinclair ZX81. Like many of my generation, I learned how to program computers at the same time as playing (rudimentary) video games. I’ve long lamented that those that followed us were taught not how to use computers, but simply, how to use applications. We now have a generation of kids that have no idea how videogames, or any other of the thousands of applications they use in daily life, are actually made.

It really pains me that 99% of kids out there, mine included, only use PCs to play video games. Continue reading Kano Computer Kit Complete review

Crucial 1TB P1 NVMe PCIe 2280 M.2 solid state drive review

Not all solid-state drives are built equal, and not all M.2 solid state drives are built equal, either. Crucial’s P1 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD’s promise to revolutionise PC storage transfer speed.

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The Predator Blu-Ray review

The Predator is faced with a problem from the start. How do you reboot a franchise without alienating either the fans of the original and a new audience who see the original film as nothing but 80s shtick?

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Gaming gifts for everyone this Christmas

Still wondering what to get the for the gamer in your life this Christmas? VicBStard.com has you covered. From retro classics to driving tractors, this year has a game for everyone. Continue reading Gaming gifts for everyone this Christmas