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Build and code a retro handheld games console with this BBC...

The BBC micro:bit is an awesome mini PC that can help teach kids (and adults) how to code. Now, it’s getting a cool new add-on, known as the :GAME Zip 64, which turns it into a handheld games console that allows you to code – and then play – retro games. Created by Kitronik, the…

Project X, a 400-player battle royale, to be shown at PC...

Are the 100-player battle royale showdowns seen in the likes of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) or Fortnite not a grand enough conflict for you? Want more – want bigger? Well, a new game which is going to be featured at the upcoming PC Gamer Weekender 2018 next month boasts a 400-player battle royale mode. Project X…

Samsung trademarks new material – but Galaxy S9 fans shouldn’t get...

Samsung has trademarked a new material called ‘Metal 12’ which will make its devices lighter while still maintaining strength. The new material - which was used on the new Notebook 9 2018 - offers strength while allowing the devices to be lighter than previously. Samsung says this is made possible through a Micro Arc Oxidation…

GPD’s sequel to its handheld Windows gaming PC is far more...

Chinese manufacturer GPD has carved out a niche for itself making some impressive portable PCs, and the firm – which produced the GPD Pocket that we recently reviewed and liked – is coming out with a sequel to its popular handheld Windows gaming PC. The GPD Win 2 is being fired up as a campaign…

The best free iPhone games on the planet

The days when you had to buy a dedicated gaming rig and spend a load of cash for a quality gaming experience are long gone. Thanks to the iPhone (and iPod touch) and the App Store, you can get an excellent mobile gaming experience for just a few bucks (or quid, for that matter), or…

‘Air-gapped’ MacBooks and encrypted e-readers: how Disney stopped Star Wars leaks

The latest Star Wars movies have been among the most hotly-anticipated films of all time, and that means there are plenty of people who could profit from finding out their secrets ahead of release. And that in turn means some pretty drastic measures have had to be taken in order to keep the details of…

The best laptop 2018: our pick of the 15 best laptops...

Welcome to our list of the best laptops of 2018, our constantly-updated guide to the top notebooks and laptops on sale today. Buying the best laptop for your needs is vitally important, but it doesn't need to be difficult, and with our list of the best laptops of 2018 with give you expert advice about…

Chrome OS is about to borrow another feature from Android

Chrome OS and Android are closer than ever before – many Chromebooks, including the Google Pixelbook, can run Android apps just as well as a phone or tablet, and it looks like the desktop OS is about to borrow another feature from its mobile sibling. Chrome Story spotted that notification badges are on their way…

Brace yourselves, mechanical keyboards are heading to notebooks

Anyone who’s anyone knows that the only keyboards worth their salt are mechanical keyboards thanks to their beautifully engineered switches that type like a dream and last an eternity.  The only problem is that such keyboards tend to be quite bulky. It’s not an issue if you’re using them on a desk, but they’re less…

The desktop PCs that wowed us at CES 2018

CES 2018 has been a great event for new and innovative technologies, but there have also been some brilliant examples of traditional PCs at this year’s show. While some may argue that desktop PCs are going out of fashion, the machines we’ve seen at CES 2018 show there’s plenty of life left in the form…
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