techradar

Home/Forums/techradar
techradar

techradar

  • Huawei didn’t even wait for its MWC 2018 press conference to unveil the name it’s new flagship handset will launch under, doing it instead in a teaser video. The Huawei P20 – not the P11, as some might have expected – is the moniker chosen for the new phone, which we expect to be launched in March at a separate event. The Huawei P20 is expected to pack three lenses on the back of the phone (as hinted at strongly by the teaser), leading to speculation on improved low light mode or better smarts i
    Huawei P20 name confirmed - but phone nowhere to be seen

  • There’s some good news for those interested in bagging an ARM-powered Windows 10 laptop, as HP has announced that its Envy x2 convertible is now up for pre-order in the US and will ship on March 9. And perhaps more to the point, the price of the rival Windows 10 on ARM hybrid from Asus. Limit clubThe other potential bugbear for some folks, as mentioned, is the limitations of running Windows 10 on ARM. Yes, this may be a premium Windows 10 on ARM convertible notebook, but then Microsoft’s Surface
    HP Envy x2 up for pre-order, but ARM-based tablet costs more than Surface Pro

  • You’ve probably noticed, but Battle Royale games are having something of a moment. One of the biggest of the Battle Royale titles available at the moment is Fortnite Battle Royale from Epic Games. Like most Battle Royale games, Fortnite is split into matches of varying length with a map that shrinks as the match progresses, forcing players closer together. Epic Games actively works on Fortnite Battle Royale, making changes through patches and updates. You can purchase a Battle Pass for around £7
    Fortnite Battle Royale news and updates: what’s new in Fortnite

  • The high-quality render pictured below was obtained by reputable leaker Evan Blass, and you can see that the Xperia XZ2 shown in it has a completely new design with smaller bezels than previous Sony phones and what looks to be an 18:9 aspect ratio. Writing for Venture Beat, Blass adds that according to “a person who spent time with the devices”, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact will be very similar to this phone, with the XZ2 sporting a 5.7-inch display while the XZ2 Compact has a 5-inch one. Meet So
    Reported Sony Xperia XZ2 images leak out ahead of launch

  • 2018 is the year that Google Assistant will go truly global according to a recent announcement from Google. Not only will the voice assistant be able to communicate in 30 languages by the end of 2018, Google has said it’ll be able to switch between them quickly and easily. Location-based reminders are already available on Google Assistant for phones, but soon it’ll be possible to use them with Google Home. So, if you ask your Google Home to remind you to pick something up at the supermarket, Goo
    Google Assistant will be multilingual by the end of 2018

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 specs Based on the rumors so far, this is what the Galaxy S9’s spec sheet looks like. Galaxy S9 launch date: confirmed for February 25Galaxy S9 pre-order date: rumored for March 1Galaxy S9 release date: rumored for mid-MarchThe Samsung Galaxy S9 launch date is locked down for Sunday, February 25 in Barcelona. The pre-order date is rumored to be March 1, while the Samsung Galaxy S9 release date is tipped to be mid-March according to our sources close to the S9. Feb 7, 2018More n
    Samsung Galaxy S9 release date, price, news and leaks

  • Microsoft is working to make the major updates for Windows 10 more streamlined, so that these currently twice-yearly upgrades don’t take nearly as long to install and configure. That’s according to Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider testing program, who responded to a comment from a Windows 10 fan on Twitter pleading for a reduction in the time taken to apply an upgrade to a maximum of one hour. To be fair to Microsoft, this is certainly something the firm has always put a premium on. As w
    Windows 10 updates could be installed much more quickly in the future

  • Just when the world was starting to get used to the idea of smart speakers, along come smart displays and upset the market. Essentially a smart speaker with a screen, the smart display is already establishing itself as an essential part of the smart home setup. We saw the first wave of these Google Assistant speakers at CES earlier in the year. Now we’re starting to see a next wave, and Archos’ Hello smart display shows just what we’ve got in store. The design looks slimmer and sleeker than the
    Send in the clones: MWC gives us our first look at the Google smart displays to come

  • Moto G6 lineup codenames:Ashley – G6 PlayBlaine – G6Teller – G6 PlusFebruary 21, 2018Noted leakster Evan Blass shed light on the codenames of the upcoming Moto phones earlier today. According to his Twitter post, the G6 Play is called “Ashley”, the G6 is called “Blaine” and the superior G6 Plus is codenamed “Teller”. In another interesting leak, Android Headlines managed to get their hands on render of the upcoming Moto G6 Plus. The image shows all the colour variants of the phone, and also conf
    Moto G6 Plus leaked image shows the phone in new colours

  • We’ve seen a number of hybrid smartwatches which combine an analog watch with smart features, but so far they all use a battery-powered quartz movement. Now though we’re about to get some smartwatches with mechanical movements, which means the watch part can just be wound up, rather than relying on a battery. Fail to do that and you’ll still have a perfectly functional mechanical watch though, and it’s self-winding, so you don’t need to do anything to keep it working. The Hybrid Manufacture is s
    One of the first mechanical smartwatches is coming soon from Frederique Constant

  • Warcraft III, the vintage PC strategy game of 16 years, has been given an unexpected update from its developers Blizzard. The timing of the update coincides with Blizzard’s announcement of a new invitation Warcraft III competitive tournament, bringing the game up to the standards expected of a modern esports tournament. A Warcraft III: Remastered Edition, along the lines of what Blizzard similarly achieved with Starcraft, has long been rumored. Blizzard has long supported its legacy games, provi
    Surprise Warcraft III update hints at remastered edition of 16 year old game

  • EA has confirmed that once again it’ll be hosting EA Play, its own dedicated event that takes place just before the official kick-off of E3 2018. Taking place between June 9 and 11 in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium, EA Play is the time when EA fans will get the chance to get hands-on with the games that the publisher will launch over the course of the next year. At EA Play 2018 it’s been confirmed that attendees will have the chance to play “the next Battlefield experience”, around which there
    Battlefield and Anthem will be the stars of the show at EA Play in June

  • Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins is the grand return to form we’d been hoping for and the first essential title in the series since Black Flag. Critical acclaim and strong sales are the worst enemies of discounts though, so cheap offers have been slim. We have some excellent news though if you have an Xbox One or Xbox One X as CDKeys has just come up with the lowest price yet in the UK, US and Australia with this digital edition. Better yet (sort of), you also get a free download code for Ass
    Get Assassin's Creed: Origins on Xbox One for the lowest price ever

  • For around three years now Microsoft has said that official keyboard and mouse support is coming to Xbox One. Microsoft’s official stance is that for reasons of developer freedom, player choice, and accessibility, it won’t be putting a stop to keyboard and mouse use on Xbox One, even though it could. If you’re not troubled by wires and you’re happy to sit close to your console, you can actually plug a wired keyboard into the USB port on your Xbox console. Essentially it’s a simple USB device tha
    How to use a keyboard and mouse on Xbox One

  • Let’s just say that this major move by Qualcomm has the laptop world talking, and we’ve asked all the major manufacturers what they think. I think, personally, it’s a very interesting idea.”Acer clearly wants to see whether it can go toe-to-toe with these Qualcomm laptops with a more tried-and-true offering before taking the plunge. While it’s still early days for Snapdragon-based Windows laptops and tablets, one can’t help but wonder what effect these devices will have on the laptop scene at la
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 on Windows: what the world’s laptop experts think

  • According to the Norwegian Consumer Council, several digital video game platforms have inadequate refunds systems, but Nintendo’s refund policy for pre-ordered games is outrightly breaking European law. Not consumer friendlyThe Norwegian Consumer Council takes issue with this policy, particularly when it comes to pre-orders, because it flouts the right of withdrawal in the European Consumer Rights Directive. And, because the supply of goods has not yet begun, pre-ordered games certainly don’t qu
    Games have a refund problem according to Norwegian authorities

  • To collect these League Tokens, spectators must first link their Battle.net account with their Twitch, MLG.com, or Overwatchleague.com account. For 100 League Tokens, you can buy the in-game skin of your favorite team. Possible rewards include special hero and team emotes, plus Overwatch League skins. All of this is evidently part of the push to get more people watching matches live, although there’s already a good number of spectators. As we saw last month, over 10 million fans watched matches
    Overwatch fans can now earn in-game rewards by watching the pros play

  • 5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before. When will 5G launch? It’s still not exactly known how much faster 5G will be than 4G, as much of the technology is still under development. Most estimates expect the average speed of 5G networks to reach 10Gb/s, and some even think transfer rates could reach a whopping 800Gb/s. Will I be able to get 5G networks on my phone?
    What is 5G? Everything you need to know

  • If it’s been a while since you last picked up your Nintendo Switch to jump into the world of Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo has just given you a good incentive with a brand new free update. Available to download now, the update adds a brand new mini game as well as some new outfits for Mario and a couple of new filters for Snapshot Mode. We love Mario a whole lot but sometimes you just need a bit of Luigi action, and that’s exactly what Super Mario Odyssey’s new mini-game will bring. To get into
    Super Mario Odyssey: free update adds a brand new mini-game

  • With just about every image now lining up we’re very confident about what the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus will look like, and there’s now even more evidence of the design in the form of leaked photos and high-resolution renders. Credit: @rquandt Image 2 of 4 The Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to have just a single-lens camera. Credit: @rquandt Image 3 of 4 The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is thought to have a dual-lens camera. Credit: @rquandt Image 4 of 4 Here’s a render seemingly sho
    Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus shown off again in leaked photos and renders

  • Load More
Skip to toolbar