Gadget News and Reviews

Fatal Frame and the confusing fun of fear

Since we’re coming up to Halloween – and the next installment of this column will land in November by which time I’ll be aggressively wrapping tinsel around anything that stands still long enough – I thought it might be a good time to reminisce over a horror game.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:00

Broadband deal of the week: £22.99 per month for superfast fibre at Plusnet

Amazingly cheap fibre broadband deals have been a bit few and far between over the last few weeks - we're guessing that most internet providers are keeping their powder dry until Black Friday before launching a full-on offers assault.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:50

15 best co-op games you can play on PC and consoles

While gaming makes for a great solo hobby, there are some titles that are actually improved by playing with someone else. Not against them, with them. 

Whether you're teaming up to take down zombies, or solve puzzles or square up to another team of real-life gamers, co-op games are a great opportunity to create some lasting memories.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:09

Razer’s newest webcam comes with its own professional lighting

Razer has made some of the best peripherals for streaming gamers, and now it’s introducing the world’s first webcam with its own built-in lighting: the Razer Kiyo.

The gaming hardware maker claims the Kiyo is the world’s first desktop camera equipped with an adjustable ring light to provide professional grade lighting without any additional accessories. The ring light offers 12 levels of brightness for a wide range of illumination.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:16

The even better Nokia 3310 3G is coming to the US next week

There was a lot of love for the new Nokia 3310 last year, but none of that came from the US, where the 2.5G phone didn't work on American networks.

Enter the Nokia 3310 3G. It's the faster version of the retro phone, and it works with GSM carriers, meaning AT&T and T-Mobile (but not Verizon and Sprint).

That's great news if you want a long-lasting, durable phone that doesn't cost a lot and, maybe most importantly, plays Snake 2 on its 2.4-inch color screen.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:09

The A to Z of Photography: ISO

The ISO setting on your camera controls the sensor’s sensitivity to light. It’s a third exposure control, alongside shutter speed and lens aperture, and together these make up what’s called the ‘exposure triangle’.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 13:17

First photos of the HTC U11+, full specs for U11 Life emerge

Despite the recent acquisition of some of its talent and licensing of its IP portfolio by Google, Taiwanese phone maker HTC is set to announce a couple of devices at the start of next month. We know a fair bit of information about them: one will be a mid-ranger named the U11 Life, while the other will be an upgraded variant of the U11, called the U11 Plus.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 08:33

Secret garden: how to hide apps on your iPhone

Apple's "walled garden" software ecosystem is getting more open to the world with each new iOS edition. First there were third-party keyboards, and now developers can get access to craft iMessage apps, or do silly things with the new Face ID virtual avatar animoji. 

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 08:40

Alleged OnePlus 5T leak shows us a full-screen front, fingerprint scanner migration

So, the OnePlus 5 is gone — you can no longer buy it. What? Why? Well, that's a bit of a mystery. Less than a year after releasing its latest “flagship killer”, OnePlus claims that they are all out of phone units.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:01

Huawei has a "working" foldable phone, could release it next year


Huawei, which recently announced the interesting Mate 10
smartphone series, has exciting plans for the next few years. According to
Cnet, the company is working on a foldable phone that could be released as
early as 2018 - perhaps at about the same time with Samsung's long-rumored Galaxy X foldable
phone.

 

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:27

Don't count on finding an Apple iPhone X to buy when it launches November 3rd

While pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X will start a week from today, a new report sent out to clients on Friday by KGI Securities doesn't bode well for those who expected to have the premium tenth anniversary model in their hands on launch day.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:28

Retro is cool: Basic Nokia 3310 3G launches in the US for $59.99


US
consumers interested in purchasing the Nokia 3310 3G (a modern retake on the
classic Nokia 3310 released way back in 2000) can now pre-order the phone through
Best Buy. Priced at $59.99, the Nokia 3310 3G is a dual SIM handset
that's compatible with carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. It obviously

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:29

2018 Nissan Rogue small SUVs continue to be the automaker's top-selling models

The 2018 Nissan Rogue adds safety, comfort, and convenience features. The semiautonomous ProPilot Assist feature, available for the Rogue SL, helps steer, stop, and go on single-lane roads.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 07:20

Insteon is working with Microsoft Cortana to make your home even smarter

As part of the launch of the new Cortana Home, Microsoft selected IoT company Insteon as a core partner, which means that you can now command your Insteon devices right out of the box with nothing but your voice.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 08:15

Budget-friendly, ZTE Blade X available from Cricket Wireless for $120

ZTE has launched yet another budget-friendly phone on a U.S. carrier -- the ZTE Blade X, which packs a Qualcomm 425 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It's now available on Cricket Wireless for $120.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:15

The best ZTE Blade Z Max cases to keep it safe from bumps and scratches

The ZTE Blade Z Max is a big phone that needs decent protection to safeguard that massive screen from drops. Here are our picks for the best ZTE Blade Z Max cases and covers that will do that and more!

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:15

Harmon Kardon Invoke review

Sleek lines, great sound, hands-free Skype calls and smart home device control make a solid smart speaker debut for Microsoft’s Cortana. Find out more in our Harman Kardon Invoke Review.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:15

Daniel Radcliffe talks ‘Jungle’ survival and lessons gleaned from Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe has spent his post-Harry Potter career playing an eclectic array of characters on stage and in film, and returns to the big screen in Jungle, the real-life story of one man's struggle to survive in the jungle.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:16

‘Destiny 2’ postpones Trials of the Nine after glitching incidents

Bungie has suspended the Destiny 2 Trials of the Nine mode for two weeks as it works to address an unfair glitch that allows players using a particular emote to pass through walls.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:03

Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals on sale in the iOS App Store.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:31

If you unleash this tuned Mercedes, make sure your life insurance is paid up

This Mercedes-AMG GT S modified by German tuner IMSA produces a staggering 848 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. It's also substantially lighter than a stock GT S, making for one beastly machine.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:34

Nokia 3310 3G review

Haven't gotten your daily does of nostalgia yet? You're in for a a doozy with the Nokia 3310 3G, Nokia's famous handset reborn. Here's everything you need to know about the phone's specs, pricing, and availability.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:46

Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZs, XA1 Ultra, XA1: Our first take

Sony's back with an updated Xperia 2017 lineup, and if you were expecting an all-new design, you may be disappointed. The differences from last year's lineup are largely internal, though the four smartphones have some unique features.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:42

Dress up your kitchen with these new accessories from Anova

Anova is bringing all of the best culinary tools together in a single place so that you can equip your kitchen with the accessories you need to throw the perfect dinner party with the launch of the Accessories store.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:18

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