Category Archives: Technology

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

Asus GeForce GTX 960 Strix OC Edition 2GB Review

I love messing with PC hardware, so when I was asked to take a look at  the reasonably-priced Asus GeForce GTX 960 Strix OC Edition graphics card I put on  my white lab coat and got right onto it.

Nvidia GeForce chipsets have been dominating the graphics card business for years now. With mature device driver architecture and easy-to-follow install instructions, GeForce graphics cards are now the number one choice for discerning gamers. Continue reading Asus GeForce GTX 960 Strix OC Edition 2GB Review

Project CARS with a Thrustmaster T300RS, TP3A and a TH8A

With the long awaited crowd developed racing simulator Project CARS now on the shelves, it may be time to consider getting a decent racing set-up. Read on as I put the pedal to the metal and take some top-of-the-range kit from Thrustmaster out for a road test.

Now, I love racing games but, apart from the occasional dalliance with my trusty Xbox 360 racing wheel, my on-track antics are reliant on a gamepad. Of course, when I was asked to test out the PC version of Project CARS with a Thrustmaster wheel, pedal and shifter kit, I really couldn’t say no. Continue reading Project CARS with a Thrustmaster T300RS, TP3A and a TH8A

Netflix in Oz

So I’ve been playing with the Australian Netflix for a week now.

And it’s good.

I’ve checked out a few movies, watched the Netflix exclusive Bloodlines and a few episodes of The Returned- another Netflix show. Flicking through all the content available is a bit overwhelming, but I’m starting to spend less and less time search for stuff and more time just watching.

Netflix is absolutely perfect for me. Continue reading Netflix in Oz