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What’s the difference between Windows 10 OEM and retail licence keys?

Shop around online and it won’t be long before you come across cheap versions of Windows 10 on sale. Some of these will no doubt be of a dubious nature, while others seem legitimate. So, what are these odd-sounding versions such as OEM, and should you buy one for your PC? We break it down. What is an OEM licence? OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer and is a term applied to companies that build PCs. These devices usually include a [...]

Best coding games for kids 2017

What are the best toys to teach children and young adults coding or programming in a fun way that will actively teach them the new technology skills they will need for the jobs of tomorrow? Coding and programming are now part of the national curriculum, in order to solve the “skills gap” between the number of technology jobs and the people qualified to fill them. ICT (Information and Communications Technology) has in the past been dominated by dull tutoring of [...]

Best cheap Bluetooth speakers of 2017

Enhance your audiovisual experience from your smartphone, tablet or laptop with a portable Bluetooth speaker. Once an accessory that could cost you upwards of £100, these days you needn't spend the earth to get better sound, and here we showcase the best cheap Bluetooth speakers you can buy in the UK in 2017. If you're looking for something a little more expensive, head over to our best high-end Bluetooth speakers chart, and don't forget to check out our best speaker deals. We are increasingly using mobile devices as entertainment devices for [...]

Best Black Friday VR deals

2017 has already seen some massive price cuts on virtual reality equipment, as both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift slashed their asking prices by hundreds of pounds in efforts to lure more customers into their ecosystems. Of the big three, only PlayStation VR has stayed the same price - but that still makes it comfortably the cheapest of the bunch. So VR is more affordable than ever before - but that won't stop potential purchasers from holding out until [...]

Asus ZenBook UX410 review

The Asus ZenBook UX410 is what you get when you cross a practical laptop with a super-sleek Ultrabook. You get the gorgeous thin and portable design of an aluminium Ultrabook combined with the practicality and performance of a standard (chunky) laptop.But does the mid-range price-tag reflect the quality and performance of the Asus ZenBook UX410? We’ve spent some time with the laptop, and here’s what we think. Asus ZenBook UX410: UK pricing and availability The Asus ZenBook UX410 is readily available [...]

Best Black Friday PC deals

If you're looking for a new PC, upgrades to your existing rig, or just a few new accessories to complete your desk, there's good odds you're currently holding out for the best Black Friday deals to try and pick everything up at the lowest possible price. Given they have a pretty high price in the first place, PCs tend to be a great bet for Black Friday offers, and with components constantly getting updated, there's always a steady stream of [...]

PlayStation VR latest news: UK price, features and spec

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset has been the centre of attention since its initial announcement back at GDC 2014. It generated much excitement as it didn’t require a high-end gaming PC to operate like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and instead would be powered by the PlayStation 4. Here's everything you need to know about PlayStation VR, including UK pricing and availability, the latest news, features and spec.  PlayStation VR: UK release date and pricing PlayStation VR UK release date: 13 October 2016 Sony [...]

Intel Core i7-8770K review

It seems as if Intel’s seventh-generation processors have only been around a few months but now Kaby Lake has been superseded by Coffee Lake and now we’re reviewing the flagship: the Core i7-8700K.It’s the first Core i7 to have six cores, so even though it’s the fourth generation to use the 14nm manufacturing process, it’s not a chip to immediately write off. There is one snag if you were hoping to upgrade, though: Coffee Lake requires a new motherboard and chipset. [...]

5 free ways to clean up your PC or laptop

If your PC or laptop is running slower than you'd like, try these five easy ways to speed it up. Think of it like a spring clean: clearing out applications you no longer use, removing temporary files which are taking up room on your hard drive are chores you'd probably rather not do, but they can make a big difference to any PC or laptop. We've explained the tips in detail for Windows computers, but the principles apply to [...]

Samsung Galaxy Book review

Samsung has been making good tablets for years, but it’s a market that Apple continues to dominate. Some of the best Android tablets on the market have struggled to convince the tech buying public that they are worth the money.Therefore it’s no surprise that Samsung has updated its flagship Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3, but also rebranded and updated this, its high-end Windows 2-in-1 tablet computer. Last year’s Tab Pro S was disappointingly unrefined. Enter the Galaxy Book. There are [...]