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  • Buying Advice: Wireless speakers buying guide

    Whether you're buying a portable or a mains-powered wireless speaker system, it's important to know what to look for. Our buyer's guide explains all you need to know about AirPlay, Bluetooth, Apt-X and more.

  • Buying Advice: Mini PCs buying advice

    Tiny computers look good, fit into the smallest of spaces, and usually offer cooler, quieter operation and lower power consumption than their desktop counterparts. Here's some solid Mini PC buying advice for you.

  • Buying Advice: Make your next PC an all-in-one PC

    Make your next PC an all-in-one and you can dispense with your PC, TV and set top box.

  • Buying Advice: How to choose a cloud storage service

    Cloud computing could form an important part of your technological life, but you have to know what you're looking for. Here are some tips on what to look for in a cloud storage service.

  • Buying Advice: What is an OLED TV?

    OLED is the future for TVs. It’s still early days, but here’s everything you need to know about how it works, why it’s better, who’s making and selling OLED TVs and more.

  • Buying Advice: Media Centre PCs: what you need to know

    Give yourself a front-row seat with a home-theatre PC that can hold all your music, films and photos, and even double as a PVR for recording and pausing live TV. Here's what you need to know when buying a media centre PC.

  • Buying Advice: Best apps for new Nexus 7

    If you have just got your Nexus 7, you may be wondering what apps to get first. Here then, is our quick guide to the best apps for the Nexus 7.

  • Buying Advice: Sandisk Extreme SSD 120GB/240GB review: too little too late?

    With these Extreme SSDs, SanDisk has proven it can make quality SSDs with reasonable performance. Unlike the SanDisk U100 SSDs from its OEM division that perform more like USB sticks in 2.5-inch format, the Extreme SSDs do perform well. And when an important party like SanDisk enters the consumer SSD market, that's only good news for both competition and innovation.

  • Buying Advice: ASUS MX279 review: 27-inch design monitor

    ASUS announced its new 'Designo' monitors several months back, and we recently managed to get our hands on one of them. We tested the 27-inch MX279H, a monitor with a striking design. It has an elegant base and aluminium frame, and has several similarities with the recently tested and excellent LG IPS277L. It will be interesting to find out how the two compare.

  • Buying Advice: Synology DS-413 review: versatile 4-bay NAS

    Synology NAS devices are very popular, and with good reason. They generally perform really well, and have lots of features, but their main drawback is always their price. In this review we will take a closer look at the DS413, a NAS which is similar to the DS213+, except that it can fit four disks instead of two.

  • Buying Advice: Iiyama ProLite XB2485WSU vs XB2380HS review: 1920x1200 vs 1920x1080

    There are those that swear by monitors with a resolution of 1900x1200 pixels, and feel that an extra 129,600 pixels make all the difference. Of course there's something to be said for a little additional vertical space. We were therefore excited to hear that Iiyama has not abandoned this segment yet, when it announced the ProLite XB2485WSU. Hardware.Info tested it to find whether the Dell U2412M has a new competitor.

  • Buying Advice: Nintendo Wii U review of reviews

    Nintendo's latest games console is upon us in the form of the Wii U. Here's our Wii U review of reviews.

  • Buying Advice: Eizo Foris FS2333 review: serious gaming monitor

    Eizo, known for making high-end professional monitors for graphical designers and office use, proves it can also make an outstanding gaming monitor with the Foris FS2333. The Eizo Foris FS2333 is a very stylish monitor, with sleek lines and sharp corners.

  • Buying Advice: Logitech UE Mobile Boombox review: temple of boom?

    For its small size the Mobile Boombox sounds very good, even with the volume maxed out the sound doesn't distort. The volume doesn't go very high, however, and the sound is very directional. Like most Bluetooth speakers, the Boombox sounds better when you hook it up with the 3.5 mm jack instead of Bluetooth.

  • Buying Advice: EE 4G in the UK: what you need to know

    EE, formally Everything Everywhere, has switched on its 4G mobile network in the UK today so we're here to answer all your burning questions.

  • Buying Advice: Arctic MC101 review: HTPC in media player format

    Watching digital content in your living room, it remains a challenge sometimes. Of course there are plenty of media players, settop boxes, smart TVs, intelligent Blu-ray players and the old favourite, the home theatre PC (HTPC). The latter is the most flexible, but until now also the largest in size, which can be a drawback in the living room. Arctic has attempted to solve that problem, by creating an HTPC that is the size of a media player.

  • Buying Advice: Best Christmas gifts: 2012 Christmas gift guide

    Treat the gadget lovers in your life with this selection of 50 Christmas gifts to suit any budget.

  • Buying Advice: LG 55LM760S TV review: higher mid-range TV

    The LG LM760S has almost all of the features of the high-end LM960V, but is slightly more affordable. We prefer the design of this model with its rounded base compared to the more expensive one. In terms of features, LG's televisions are great, with things like Smart TV, the ability to order on-demand films and passive 3D.

  • Buying Advice: Sony PRS-T2 e-reader review: minus the audio

    The Sony PRS-T2 is a great successor to the PRS-T1. The differences are perhaps minor, but the new model adds Evernote and Facebook, and improves loading times. The one area where it falls short compared to last year's model is the audio support, that has been left out completely. Even without the audio feature, the PRS-T2 is one of the fastest and complete e-readers that is currently available.

  • Buying Advice: Shuttle OmniNAS KD20 review: first time's the charm?

    For a first entry, the Shuttle OmniNAS KD20 certainly doesn't disappoint. It has a solid chassis, a USB 3.0 port on the front and quality trays for the hard disks. The firmware has all the features you expect on a NAS, and the lay-out is well-organised. Shuttle also has practical apps for remote access to your folders.



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