Category Archives: Technology

Games Review: Bravo Team (PSVR, 2018) Shooting for the Bargain bin!

Supermassive Games are throwing out the releases in the last few months, we have had the moderately delightful Hidden Agenda via the Play link games on the PS4 and before that was their Until Dawn Spin-off Until Dawn: Rush of Blood as a PSVR launch title. It was a blast to play and really showed the promise of a great future for Supermassive, but then came The Inpatient on PSVR (reviewed here) it was not the best step forward from the developer that brought us the brilliant Rush of Blood, but every now and then we get a bit of a dud and all is forgiven and now comes Bravo Team VR, let us hope that the third times a charm right? Wrong. Continue reading Games Review: Bravo Team (PSVR, 2018) Shooting for the Bargain bin!

Tech Review: Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition PC/Xbox One Controller: Pushing your buttons

When I was a kid, third party controllers were to be scoffed at. There was always one janky unofficial controller in the set that no-one wanted to use on Multiplayer Night. Times have changed though and the third-party peripheral market has never been quite this robust. Razer’s latest tilt at a high quality controller  is an interesting one — the Wolverine Tournament Edition is a controller built for PC and Xbox One users alike but with high-tier esports play in mind. Continue reading Tech Review: Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition PC/Xbox One Controller: Pushing your buttons

Tech Review: Razer Seiren Elite USB Digital Microphone: Great sound comes at a price

Is there anything Razer can’t do? Any demographic of gamer for whom they can’t accommodate? One of the peripheral giant’s latest pushes has been into the still-rapidly growing broadcaster market. People looking to get started on  Twitch are always in search of the right gear and Razer are ready with an array of toys purpose-built for high quality live streaming. The Razer Seiren Elite microphone is one of the most recent additions to the hardware maker’s growing stable of broadcast tools and is easily one of its best. Continue reading Tech Review: Razer Seiren Elite USB Digital Microphone: Great sound comes at a price

Why Elon Musk really wants to go to Mars, and nine other things we learned at his SXSW Q&A

Announced last night, not long after his surprise appearance at the Westworld panel, the hero of the tech world, the man responsible for Tesla and SpaceX and his own voice on South Park (a rare claim to fame if there ever was one), Elon Musk packed the ACL Moody Theatre at SXSW today for a special Q&A, “Elon Musk Answers Your Questions”.... Continue Reading

Tech Review: Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: Plane weird

I frequently argue in my headphone reviews that the look, the exterior design of a particular kit is rarely terribly important to me. If a pair of headphones sound great, I’m usually happy to wear them  no matter how hideous they may be. Sony’s WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones have broken my resolve. They do sound great and the noise cancellation is quite solid. But I can’t get past how ugly they are. Continue reading Tech Review: Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: Plane weird

Tech startup Musiio is using AI to build you a better playlist

How often do you jump onto Spotify looking for something to listen to and find yourself staring at the screen, unable to make a decision? Like scrolling endlessly through Netflix for something to watch, music streaming platforms are so content rich that users may find themselves paralysed by indecision. They know what they like the sound of but, beyond a handful of their favourite artists they just don’t know how to find more of it. It’s into this niche that Singaporean startup Musiio is looking to slip. Continue reading Tech startup Musiio is using AI to build you a better playlist

Tech Review: Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: The real deal

I can be prickly when reviewing headphones. I try not to be, but as the son of a musician I was raised in a home where good quality sound was considered very important and its an expectation I’ve never been able to shake in adulthood. I expect a lot from my headphones, even the cheap ones. I don’t like being mean to headphones that don’t measure up to my lofty personal standards, but it means that when I encounter a pair that does, I get to lavish them with praise. Thus, this review will be about me lavishing praise upon Sony’s WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. Continue reading Tech Review: Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: The real deal

Canon Announce 3 New Cameras and a Seriously Nifty Flash

After all the talk of Canon’s innovation (or lack thereof) over the past year, this afternoon they’re bringing us news of four new pieces of tech – two of which have me convinced they’ve been working hard to stay on top of the game. With one new mirrorless body, the EOS M50; two new entry-level D-SLRs, the EOS 3000D and EOS 1500D; and a brand new flash unit, the Speedlite 470EX-AI. You probably wouldn’t believe me if I told you the flash is what has me most excited … but it’s true. Just you wait. Continue reading Canon Announce 3 New Cameras and a Seriously Nifty Flash