Category Archives: Technology

HTC Vive – first impressions

Virtual reality is here, right now; but it comes at a price. Welcome to the Matrix, Neo.

I’ve spent the last week immersed in the VR world of the HTC Vive. I’m absolutely giddy with it and hardly able to put words down without rambling like a fool. It’s all I can do to write this, my first impressions.  Continue reading HTC Vive – first impressions

Perfect 10 – introducing the NVidia GeForce GTX 1080

As the virtual reality race heats up, the need for a super-fast, single-GPU solution has become that much more important.

With the first wave of HTC’s Vive VR kit reaching the early-adopters, it’s no coincidence that NVidia have decided to roll out their next generation of Pascal GPUs. Continue reading Perfect 10 – introducing the NVidia GeForce GTX 1080

Tech review: automating your home with mydlink

I remember, years ago, at the Ideal Home Exhibition in London, seeing a futuristic home where everything is automated. Whilst the technology has been available for a while, it’s ever been quite so easy, and cheap to set up in your home as it is now. Continue reading Tech review: automating your home with mydlink

Hands-on review: Crucial BX200 2.5-inch SSD 480GB

With my current gaming solid state drive packed to the gills with the likes of The Witcher 3 and Fallout 4, I need to find somewhere to install Star Wars Battlefront. What about installing a Crucial 480GB BX200 2.5-inch SDD? Continue reading Hands-on review: Crucial BX200 2.5-inch SSD 480GB

Tech review: Lexar JumpDrive M20i and JumpDrive M20c

Always in need of faster and larger portable storage solutions, I put Lexar’s next-generation of flash drives, the JumpDrive M20i and the JumpDrive M20c, through their paces.

The old adage that you can never have too much storage space has never been more true. As our internet speed and computing power increase, we don’t blink when downloading, creating and moving huge files.

The need for a fast convenient way to take these files with us means that the days of burning CDs, DVDs and even Blu-Rays are now, thankfully, a thing of the past thanks to modern flash drive technology. Continue reading Tech review: Lexar JumpDrive M20i and JumpDrive M20c

PAX Australia 2015

My apologies for the late write-up, but it’s taken me the best part of a week to recover from what was, without a doubt, the highlight of my gaming calendar, PAX Australia 2015.

Over three days, from 30st October to 1nd of November, an eclectic band of gamers from all over the world descended on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for an all-encompassing festival of gaming. From upcoming Triple-A titles like Fallout 4 and indie hits Like Ascent: The Space Game, through to Dungeon & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, PAX Australia 2015 celebrated gaming across all its forms. Continue reading PAX Australia 2015

Nyko PlayStation 4 Data Bank review

In an attempt to find a solution to my ongoing PlayStation 4 storage problems, I decided to try out one of Nyko’s PS4 Data Bank 3.5” hard drive enclosures.

Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as having too much data storage, ask any PC gamer. Unfortunately nobody told this to Sony or Microsoft, two companies that should have known better when they saw fit to stuff a paltry 500GB hard drive in their new consoles.

This extremely short-sighted action will have ramifications for gamers for the life of this generation of game consoles. Continue reading Nyko PlayStation 4 Data Bank review

Product Review: D-Link DCS-935L HD Wi-Fi Camera

Wireless networking technology has come a long way and most households now have a Wi-Fi network permanently connected to the internet. Whilst they have been around for a while, wireless cameras are only just becoming a viable and very affordable home security option.

D-Link’s DCS-935L HD Wi-Fi Camera allows homeowners to remotely connect to it via the internet or the local network to check for intruders, ghostly apparitions (it’s got night vision), spy on the neighbours or make sure that the kids aren’t wreaking the place. And all in 720p, with an inbuilt mic to boot. Continue reading Product Review: D-Link DCS-935L HD Wi-Fi Camera