Category Archives: Technology

The VR Revolution Part Two: HTC Vive review

I’ve spent the last few weeks putting HTC’s Vive virtual reality kit through its paces. This premium VR system device is a collaboration between Taiwanese cell phone manufacturer HTC and the renowned PC games hub, Steam. Continue reading The VR Revolution Part Two: HTC Vive review

The VR revolution: part one- the future today

Virtual Reality- I can’t even say it without thinking about some early-1990s spandex-suit wearing cheesy vision of the future. But finally, it seems, after loads of false starts, VR is here.

I’ve been wanting to writing about virtual reality for a while now. This first part of a three-part series is a collection of thoughts and experiences that I’ve had around VR over the last year. Continue reading The VR revolution: part one- the future today

NVIDIA announces the GeForce GTX 1060

NVIDIA has added the GeForce GTX 1060 to its family of Pascal gaming GPUs, joining the previously released GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphical powerhouses.

The GTX 1060 delivers GTX 980-level performance whilst consuming only 120 watts of power. The new card can easily drive all the latest VR and DirectX 11/12 PC games. Continue reading NVIDIA announces the GeForce GTX 1060

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