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Yoyotech BlackBox SP review

Perhaps the most ironically named PC we've ever reviewed, the BlackBox SPfrom YoyoTech is sure to stand out, both in performance and in looks.Finished in dazzling white with bright metallic purple accents, YoyoTech’s Intel-based gaming PC certainly looks spectacular, but under that rather daring paint job we find a selection of well-chosen components pushed to the limit in the pursuit of the highest possible gaming performance. YOYOTECH BLACKBOX SP REVIEW: PRICE You can buy the BlackBox SP from Yoyotech's website for [...]

Sony Xperia XZ Premium news – release date, UK price and specifications

Sony announced a horde of new phones at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. It launched new flagship Xperia XZ Premium alongside the XZs, XA1 and XA1 Ultra. Here we have all the news and details including release date, price and specs. Also see: Best new phones coming in 2017. It seems Sony is back to s six-month cycle for some devices, with the Xperia XZ only on the market for a few short months since IFA 2016. Nevertheless, we have four new [...]

How to fix WhatsApp: Is WhatsApp down?

On 3 May 2017 WhatsApp suffered a worldwide outage. It is now back online, so if you have a problem using the service the fault may lie elsewhere. Also see: New WhatsApp hoax surfaces.We've had several readers contact us to say they can't connect to WhatsApp. For many the problem was with the service itself, and has now been rectified. However, if WhatsApp is not down, and you fear the fault lies with your own phone, here are some suggested fixes [...]

Surface Laptop vs Surface Book

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop is aimed at students, but its cool design, sleek build, and impressive specifications could have much to tempt those who might have been looking at the Surface Book instead. We put the two head to head to see which one you should buy. It’s the Surface Laptop Vs Surface Book.What is the Surface Laptop? This latest addition to Microsoft’s Surface range of devices is, as it says, a straight up laptop. You’ll find no detachable screens [...]

The best new phones coming in 2017

HTC has sent out save the date emails for its upcoming HTC U (aka HTC 11) launch, which will take place on 16 May. If you thought the last two HTC flagships were a little boring, prepare to be blown away by the HTC U. Not only will it have a new gesture- and squeeze-based mode of operation, but some killer specs. If true, it will have a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, a higher-capacity [...]

What is fake news?

What is fake news? Well, unlike satirical sites such as The Poke and The Onion, which don't fall into this category, fake news websites intentionally publish fraudulent, hoax or factually inaccurate news stories. They will also plagiarise legitimate news stories from other sites, but change the headlines to something more sensationalist in order to draw in readers. See also: How to avoid being scammed in the UKA lot of the discussion is based around Facebook as a platform used [...]

Best pet tech for 2017

As humans, we are constantly developing technology not only for ourselves but for also for our furry friends. With plenty of pet owners here at Tech Advisor, we know the attachment one can have towards their pet, (but we wouldn't have it any other way).Essentially it’s often like looking after a child, with them needing food, water, exercise, love and attention. And just as we worry about our offspring, so do owners for their pets. But we are here [...]

How to stop buffering on Kodi

Kodi, the open source media player, is the go-to in 2017 for all streaming needs. It provides you with an easy way to stream music, photos and videos from your PC, Mac or NAS drive, along with the ability to stream videos online. While Kodi is available on a number of different devices, they all have one common issue: buffering.Buffering is a streamer’s achilles heel. The one weakness in an otherwise flawless setup. The arrow to the knee. However, [...]