Category Archives: Technology

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

GeForce RTX 2080ti Founders Edition review

For the last few months I’ve been tinkering with a couple of Nvidia’s top-of-the-range GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards.

It’s sometimes difficult, with technology featuring what is such clearly unprecedented potential, to produce a fair, real-world-use review without sounding like a paid shill. Benchmark results are fine only to a point, and the same can be said for tech demos. The lack of games taking advantage of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti makes reviewing the card rather challenging.

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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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Hands-on review: Tile Mate and Tile Pro Bluetooth trackers

Losing your phone and keys is a thing of the past thanks to the folks at Tile.

One phrase that fills me with dread is when my wife says,” Have you seen my keys?”. What follows is usually a frantic joint effort checking pockets, down the sides of the sofa and in toy boxes (we have a two-year-old). We’ve never had keys lost for good (touch wood), but it’s come close. Continue reading Hands-on review: Tile Mate and Tile Pro Bluetooth trackers

Razer Infrit Streaming Headset Review

Razer’s Infrit is a lightweight, low-profile headset designed to provide maximum performance without obscuring your face. Primarily aimed at streamers and content creators, the headset provides an alternative to strapping a couple of huge cans to your head. Continue reading Razer Infrit Streaming Headset Review

Intel Core i7 8086K Limited Edition review

Whilst I’ve seen commemorative coins and stamps, I’ve never seen a commemorative CPU.

Intel’s Core i7 8086K is exactly that. The special edition chip celebrates 40 years since the launch of the original 8086 processor and 50 years since the founding of Chipzilla. Continue reading Intel Core i7 8086K Limited Edition review

Trust us, we’re Nvidia: GeForce RTX 20-series GPU preview

Nvidia’s ridiculously expensive RTX graphics have arrived full of promise, but with very little to actually show for themselves.

I’m currently reviewing a GeForce RTX 2080ti graphics processing unit. I’m not really ready to present my findings, because, well, to be honest, I’ve not really got anything for you. Continue reading Trust us, we’re Nvidia: GeForce RTX 20-series GPU preview

A little while ago I was shown the little “+” on the Intel stickers adorning laptops powered by the latest 8th Gen CPUs. The plus means that the computer uses Intel’s Optane memory.

Chipzilla promises that adding Optane memory to your 8th generation i5, i7 or i9 Intel CPU will let you enjoy a faster, smoother, and amazingly responsive computing experience. But does it really? Continue reading